Rajiv Joseph News

Michael Greif, Beth Henley & More Join New York Stage And Film, Vassar's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, have announced the four workshops-two musicals, two plays-that will be a part of the upcoming 30th Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Full programming will be announced at a later date. Subscriptions will be available online on May 7, 2014, and single tickets will go on sale online May 20. Visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu for more info. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Presents SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE, Starring Chamblee Ferguson, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Dallas Theater Center brings the world's greatest detective to the stage in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, written by Steven Dietz and directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. Audiences will be thrilled by Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle and opens in previews tonight, April 25 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through May 25 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

REST, ZEALOT, MR. WOLF and More Set for South Coast Rep's 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Experience something(s) new: Three world premiere productions and four new play readings during South Coast Repertory's 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival this weekend, April 25-27. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Unicorn Theatre's 2014-15 Season - Trucks, Tigers and Tribes
by Steve Wilson - Apr 24, 2014

The Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. announced their 41st season for 2014-2015. The Unicorn utilizes two stages for productions, the Jerome stage, and the Levin Stage. Recently the name of The Mainstage as it had been known was changed to honor Producing Artistic Director, Cynthia Levin. The theatre also announced the Longevity Campaign, to raise funds to purchase their building, was successful and on April 17 they took custody of the theater building. The purchase of the building allows the Unicorn to cut production costs. (more...)

The One-Minute Play Festival Coming to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and the Central Heating Lab at ACT- A Contemporary Theatre create a dynamic partnership to bring The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) to Seattle for the first time. (more...)

SCR Sets Casts for Pacific Playwrights Festival Readings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Today, South Coast Repertory announced the actors cast for four new-play readings as part of SCR's Pacific Playwrights Festival, which runs April 25-27. Single and packaged tickets are available online at www.scr.org. (more...)

Waterwell Launches Film Division, Premieres DAY TEN at Tribeca Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Waterwell, one of the Village Voice's Best Arguments for Devised Theater and creators of Goodbar and #9, announces the official launching of its film division with the World Premier of the short film, Day Ten, at the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. Day Ten, is written and directed by Arian Moayed and stars Omar Metwally. (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA Makes Philly Premiere at Theatre Exile, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Theatre Exile closes its 17th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annapurna, a moving and explosive new play by critically acclaimed, emerging Broadway playwright Sharr White. Driven by the emotionally charged relationship between a husband and wife, Exile's production stars Barrymore Award-winning actors Pearce Bunting (Exile's A Behanding in Spokane, HBO's Boardwalk Empire) and Catharine Slusar (Iron, Any Given Monday) as Ulysses and Emma. Performances run today, April 17 - May 11 in Theatre Exile's South Philadelphia Studio X. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE, Starring Chamblee Ferguson, 4/25-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Dallas Theater Center brings the world's greatest detective to the stage in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, written by Steven Dietz and directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. Audiences will be thrilled by Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle and opens in previews on April 25 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through May 25 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Tickets to Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present THE NORTH POOL, 5/3-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Provocative. Intense. Engrossing. These are all words that have been used to describe Rajiv Joseph's exciting new play THE NORTH POOL, which closes the Playhouse's 2013-14 season May 3 to June 1. The two-person thriller is a riveting psychological drama that promises to keep audiences guessing until its final moments. (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre Launches Season 7 with Five LA Premieres, Beginning 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Multi-award winning ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE (BEST PRODUCTION Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) is back for their SEVENTH SEASON in Los Angeles, beginning May 24, 2014. (more...)

hotINK at the Lark to Feature DEBACLES, ALPENVORLAND and LOS ASESINOS, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

hotINK at the Lark is proud to present three play readings, written by playwrights who hail from outside of the United States: DEBACLES by Marion Aubert (France), translated by Kimberly Jannarone and Erik Butler; ALPENVORLAND by Thomas Arzt (Austria), translated by Neil Blackadder; LOS ASESINOS by David Olguin (Mexico), translated by Daniel Jaquez. (more...)

4th Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival at Victory Gardens Set for 5/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Victory Gardens Artistic Director Chay Yew, Managing Director Chis Mannelli and The One-Minute Play Festival Producing Artistic Director Dominic D'Andrea announce the Fourth Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), an evening of one-minute plays by sixty of Chicago's top playwrights, directed by ten Chicago directors. #1MPF will be presented for two performances only, Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. (more...)

Review Roundup: Costner, Garner Hit Theaters in DRAFT DAY
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 11, 2014

The latest in the long line of Kevin Costner sports movies, DRAFT DAY, hits theaters on Friday. Co-starring Jennifer Garner, Dennis Leary, and three-time Tony-winner Frank Langella the movie chronicles the innerworkings of an NFL front office on the day of the draft. The script was written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO) and Scott Rothman. (more...)

New York Stage And Film, Vassar Set 30th Anniversary Season: 'BABYLON LINE,' THE LISTENER & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, are pleased to announce the three new works that will be featured on the Mainstage during the 2014 Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Subscriptions go on sale May 7; full programming and ticket sale information will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land in Antebellum America featuring The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble with guest actors Rosalyn Coleman Williams and Jennifer Rau. The Script and Stage Direction is by Erica Gould and Jessica Gould did the program concept and dramaturgy. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre's 2014 Mentor Project Concludes Now thru 4/12 With Lina Patel's RAGGED CLAWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights concludes its 16th season with Lina Patel's new play RAGGED CLAWS, running at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) from today, April 2 to 12. Jedadiah Schultz directs RAGGED CLAWS, and the Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang serves as Ms. Patel's Mentor Playwright. (more...)

DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series Continues with BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading presents Rajiv Joseph's 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,' at 7:00 PM, Monday, Apr. 7. The reading will be held in the Mainstage lobby. The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase. (more...)

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