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BWW Reviews: BENGAL TIGER - A Mental and Emotional Challenge at EnsembleBWW Reviews: BENGAL TIGER - A Mental and Emotional Challenge at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Apr 29, 2015

In BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, Cleveland Heights native Rajiv Joseph's, surreal dark play, ghosts roam the streets of Baghdad in 2003. Ghosts of soldiers, citizens, zoo animals, a son of the former ruler of the country. These ghosts are part of the vivid display of the madness of war, and what it means to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. (more...)

BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Stages World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph's MR. WOLFBWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Stages World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph's MR. WOLF
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 27, 2015

South Coast Repertory's latest offering, MR. WOLF---now on stage in Costa Mesa through May 3---is a high-quality presentation of an intriguingly audacious if not quite fully-gestated new world premiere play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, the playwright behind the celebrated BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO. In Mr. Joseph's enticing new drama, the play employs a ripped-from-the-headlines plot that feels more like a stand-alone episode of any given TV procedural drama, which, unfortunately, by their very nature leaves very little room for real character development, yet provides enough juicy (and at times soapy) melodrama to pique an interested audience. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOOLong Beach Playhouse to Present BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre opens its 2015 season with Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. The story opens at the Baghdad Zoo as a hungry tiger bites off the hand of an American Marine. The Marine shoots the tiger, freeing its spirit to wander the streets of Baghdad raging against God and trying to make sense of war and its effect on humanity. Meanwhile the two Marines and an Iraqi gardener search through the rubble of the war looking for a toilet seat made of gold and finding a once beautiful Eden a war torn wasteland. (more...)

THE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 SeasonTHE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, Opening Tonight at Teatro CirculoPhoto Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, Opening Tonight at Teatro Circulo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

F.I.T.R. Productions presents Gruesome Playground Injuries, a dark, mystical and arresting love story by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). Ash Mayfair directs Priyank Rastogi and Jaz Zepatos. Fourteen performances will be staged at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street (bet. Bowery & Second Avenue) in NYC from tonight, April 10, through April 26, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for the Den Theatre, 4/29-305th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for the Den Theatre, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director and Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) in association with The Den Theatre, is pleased to present the 5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL playing two nights only Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at 1mpf.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

'MEET VERA STARK', MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION, 'ONE FOR ALL' Festival and More Set for Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2015-16 Season'MEET VERA STARK', MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION, 'ONE FOR ALL' Festival and More Set for Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) announces the new 2015-2016 season 'REVELATIONS,' four compelling plays including two regional premieres and a new solo artists festival. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 SeasonBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

The One-Minute Play Festival and Luna Stage Present 5th NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVALThe One-Minute Play Festival and Luna Stage Present 5th NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Luna Stage have created a dynamic partnership for The 5th New Jersey One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit new play programming at Luna Stage. (more...)

Playlovers Theatre to Present BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOOPlaylovers Theatre to Present BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

A PULITZER Prize-nominated play that featured Robin Williams on Broadway is coming to Playlovers Theatre this May. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Sets 2015-16 Season: WINNERS AND LOSERS, 'WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE' & MoreWoolly Mammoth Sets 2015-16 Season: WINNERS AND LOSERS, 'WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced its 2015-2016 season, featuring a world premiere as well as new plays receiving their Washington area premieres after garnering accolades from performances in New York, Los Angeles, and London including the Laurents/Hatcher Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and the Obie Award for Best New American Play. Woolly's new season features the work of Sheila Callaghan, Jennifer Haley, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Rajiv Joseph, the Chicago Neo-Futurists and Canadian duo Marcus Youssef and James Long. (more...)

Warehouse Theatre to Present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, 4/10-18Warehouse Theatre to Present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, 4/10-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Warehouse Theatre Company will present the Columbus premiere of Rajiv Joseph's dark comedy Gruesome Playground Injuries as part of its 2015 POP-UP Theatre series. The production will open Friday, April 10 and continue through Saturday, April 18, 2015 at AJ's Cafe, 152 East State Street. (more...)

America's First Regional Theatre - Cleveland Play House - Announces Centennial SeasonAmerica's First Regional Theatre - Cleveland Play House - Announces Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

The Nation's first professional regional theatre, Cleveland Play House (CPH), proudly announces the highly-anticipated lineup of shows in its record-breaking 100th Anniversary Season, under Artistic Director Laura Kepley. (more...)

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES Begins Next Month at Teatro CirculoGRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES Begins Next Month at Teatro Circulo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

F.I.T.R. Productions presents Gruesome Playground Injuries, a dark, mystical and arresting love story by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). Ash Mayfair directs Priyank Rastogi and Jaz Zepatos. Fourteen performances will be staged at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street (bet. Bowery & Second Avenue) in NYC from April 10-26, 2015. (more...)

BAM to Present Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Next WeekendBAM to Present Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Daniel Beaty gives a tour-de-force performance, playing up to 40 characters in The Tallest Tree in the Forest, a solo play, which he also wrote. It tells the life story of Paul Robeson, a towering figure among our nation's prominent African-Americans. Renowned director Moises Kaufman returns to BAM (The Laramie Project, 2013 Winter/Spring) to direct this show which has delighted and enlightened audiences from Kansas City, to LA, La Jolla, and Washington, DC. The show runs Mar 22-29, 2015. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Extends Run Dates for Select 2015-16 Shows, Including New Musical from Robert Lopez & Kristen-Anderson LopezLa Jolla Playhouse Extends Run Dates for Select 2015-16 Shows, Including New Musical from Robert Lopez & Kristen-Anderson Lopez
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Due to the incredible demand for subscriptions to the 2015/2016 season, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its first two season productions: Come from Away, a world-premiere musical written and composed by David Hein and Irene Sankoff, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, as well as for Up Here, a world-premiere musical comedy directed by Alex Timbers (Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatchers), featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who took home the Academy and Grammy Awards for Best Song with their mega-hit "Let It Go" from the Disney animated film Frozen. Come from Away will now run May 29 - July 5 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, and Up Here will now run July 28 - September 6 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Playwrights from Middle East & Eastern Europe Set for 'hotINK at The Lark' 2015, 4/26-27Playwrights from Middle East & Eastern Europe Set for 'hotINK at The Lark' 2015, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

hotINK at The Lark is proud to present four play readings, written by playwrights who hail from the Middle East and Eastern Europe: MRS. GHADA'S PAIN THRESHOLD by Abdullah Alkafri (Syria), translated by Hassan Abdulrazzak; I.D. by Amahl Khouri (Jordan); MINE WATER by Csaba Szekely (Romania), translated by Mari Albert; THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF WASHING MACHINES by Elise Wilk (Romania), translated by Ioana Ieronim. (more...)

Irish Rep to Present Nate Rufus Edelman's THE BELLE OF BELFAST; Claudia Weill to DirectIrish Rep to Present Nate Rufus Edelman's THE BELLE OF BELFAST; Claudia Weill to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) proudly announces the fourth production of its 27th theatre season, the New York premiere of Nate Rufus Edelman's THE BELLE OF BELFAST, directed by Claudia Weill. THE BELLE OF BELFAST was developed as part of the Irish Rep's Reading Series in 2013. THE BELLE OF BELFAST will begin previews on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The production is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 7, 2015. The Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2015. (more...)

The Studio @ Long Beach Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature BAT BOY, 'BENGAL TIGER' & MoreThe Studio @ Long Beach Playhouse's 2015 Season to Feature BAT BOY, 'BENGAL TIGER' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Long Beach Playhouse The Studio, continuing to offer more issue driven and relevant theatre, the 2015 season will touch on themes such as bi-gender love, war, intolerance, subjugation, finding the perfect wave and just having a great time! (more...)

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