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Franz Jones, Danny Bolero and More to Lead Platform Group's ROUGHLY SPEAKING; Cast, Creative Team Set!Franz Jones, Danny Bolero and More to Lead Platform Group's ROUGHLY SPEAKING; Cast, Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Shara Ashley Zeiger's Roughly Speaking, a new play with rap based on over 200 interviews with New York City's homeless, has announced its full cast and creative team. (more...)

ARMY OF ONE Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On DemandARMY OF ONE Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, National Treasure) and Russell Brand (Get Him To The Greek), embark on one hell of a holy mission in the hilarious comedy ARMY OF ONE, the mostly true story of one man's quest to single- handedly capture Osama Bin Laden. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th  Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th  Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi AwardsSarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Presents its 2nd annual Week-Long Education Program, CHERRY LANE SCHOOLCherry Lane Theatre Presents its 2nd annual Week-Long Education Program, CHERRY LANE SCHOOL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) will present its second annual week-long education program, CHERRY LANE SCHOOL - featuring panel discussions and workshop sessions with leading figures in the professional theatre - from October 24 to 28 at Cherry Lane Theatre.  (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYSTrinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Trinity Rep invites the public to revisit the one-minute plays written on the ground in Ferguson, MO and performed at the theater in fall of 2015 to a second community-led performance of The Every 28 Hours Plays on Monday, October 17th at 7:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 FellowsPhoto Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presented new work by its graduating 2015-2016 Fellows at Playwrights Horizons in New York on Monday, September 19, hosted by co-founders of the Fellows Program Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Fund Names 2016-2017 FellowsThe Dramatists Guild Fund Names 2016-2017 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O'Keefe, and Diana Son have announced the 2016-2017 class of DG Fellows James Christy, Khiyon Hursey, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Michael R. Jackson, C.A. Johnson, David Mallamud, Zoey Martinson, Madeline Myers, Nicole Pandolfo, and Len Schiff. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public TheaterPLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two WeeksAtlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-BroadwayMARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Opening Tonight at La Jolla PlayhouseJackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Opening Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents Tiger Style! by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running now through October 2 (press opening: tonight, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

2016 Dramatists Guild Fund Fellows to Present New Work at Playwrights Horizons2016 Dramatists Guild Fund Fellows to Present New Work at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund will host Annual Presentation of New Work by DG Fellows at Playwrights Horizons in New York on September 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE BIRDS Makes NYC Debut Tonight as Part of 1st IrishConor McPherson's THE BIRDS Makes NYC Debut Tonight as Part of 1st Irish
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host BirdLand Theatre with the NYC premiere of THE BIRDS, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Stefan Dzeparoski. (more...)

The Platform Group's New Play ROUGHLY SPEAKING Gives A Voice and Backpacks to NYC's HomelessThe Platform Group's New Play ROUGHLY SPEAKING Gives A Voice and Backpacks to NYC's Homeless
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

'It's about giving back to a community most people don't want to take notice of,' explained The Platform Group's Artistic Director Shara Ashley Zeiger about the decision to donate $3.00 from each ticket sold to the group's upcoming production of Roughly Speaking to help purchase backpacks for New York City homeless people. (more...)

The Platform Group's ROUGHLY SPEAKING to Benefit NYC's HomelessThe Platform Group's ROUGHLY SPEAKING to Benefit NYC's Homeless
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

'It's about giving back to a community most people don't want to take notice of,' explained The Platform Group's Artistic Director Shara Ashley Zeiger about the decision to donate $3.00 from each ticket sold to the group's upcoming production of Roughly Speaking to help purchase backpacks for New York City homeless people. (more...)

Adkins, Chanse, Mirza, Silverman & Ziegler Tapped as The Lark's 2016-17 Rita Goldberg FellowsAdkins, Chanse, Mirza, Silverman & Ziegler Tapped as The Lark's 2016-17 Rita Goldberg Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Lark named five New York City-based playwrights as Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Fellows for the 2016-17 season. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Beginning Tonight at La Jolla PlayhouseJackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Beginning Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents Tiger Style!, by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running tonight, September 6, through October 2 (press opening: Wed, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete CastTwenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

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