Rajiv Joseph News

Alley Theatre Board Announces Five-Year Contracts with Gregory Boyd and Dean R. Gladden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2011

Alley Theatre Board President Rob Reedy, the Managing Partner of Porter Hedges LLP, announced at today's Annual Board Meeting that Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Managing Director Dean R. Gladden signed new five-year contracts with the Alley beginning fiscal year 2011-2012 and continuing through fiscal year 2015-2016. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Premiere of NEXT UP, 5/31-6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce its inaugural NEXT UP: three productions showcasing Chicago's next generation of artists, presented in rotating repertory May 31 - June 19, 2011 in The Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted St. NEXT UP is presented in collaboration with Northwestern University's MFA programs in Direction and Design, and will feature the work of graduates of those programs with casts of professional Chicago actors. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Premiere of NEXT UP May 31- June 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce its inaugural NEXT UP: three productions showcasing Chicago's next generation of artists, presented in rotating repertory May 31 - June 19, 2011 in The Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted St. (more...)

SPOKANE, CARNAGE et al. to Play The Alley Theatre in '10-'11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

The Alley Theatre was founded over sixty years ago as Houston's theatre company. It exists to provide audiences with the highest quality theatre, offering a wide variety of work including new plays, classics, the re-discovered and the rarely-performed, and new musical theatre, with an emphasis on new American works - to provide the inspirational and the provocative - to make our audiences think, feel, dream and be entertained. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Managing Director Dean Gladden, the Alley is committed to moving forward to increase its reach into the community, to further its collaboration with the best theatre artists working today, and to encourage and cultivate the new voices, new work, new artists of the American theatre. For more information call 713-220-5700. (more...)

The Lark Presents NIGHT OVER ERZINGA June 7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

From the Lark Play Development's BareBonesŪ Program that supported Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP and Rajiv Joseph's BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, the Lark announces a BareBonesŪ presentation of NIGHT OVER ERZINGA by Adriana Sevahn Nichols, directed by Daniella Topol. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Domingo, Nottage et al. Celebrate Emerging Playwrights at Vineyard
by Monica Simoes - Jun 10, 2011

Donna Hanover and Colman Domingo hosted a luncheon yesterday, June 9 at the National Arts Club. A benefit for the Vineyard Theatre's artistic and education programs, playwright Branden Jacobs Jenkins was presented with the Vineyard Theatre's 4th annual Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, given each year to a gifted emerging playwright. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Concludes Limited Run July 3 As Scheduled; Productions in Germany, France, Italy & Possibly London Next
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2011

Only three weeks remain in the 16-week strictly-limited engagement of BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO -- Rajiv Joseph's critically-acclaimed play starring Robin Williams -- set to conclude its Broadway run on July 3 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.) in Manhattan. Directed by Moises Kaufman and starring Robin Williams in his Broadway acting debut, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO remains one of the most widely-praised new plays of the season. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Hosts Emerging Artists Luncheon With Colman Domingo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2011

Donna Hanover and Colman Domingo will host a luncheon on Thursday, June 9 at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan). (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Presents The Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2011

Vineyard Theatre will present its 4th annual Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to emerging playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, author of the play NEIGHBORS and an adaptation of THE OCTAROON, it has been announced by Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Associate Artistic Director Sarah Stern. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's WHERE WE'RE BORN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2011

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce its inaugural NEXT UP: three productions showcasing Chicago's next generation of artists, presented in rotating repertory May 31 - June 19, 2011 in The Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted St. NEXT UP is presented in collaboration with Northwestern University's MFA programs in Direction and Design, and will feature the work of graduates of those programs with casts of professional Chicago actors. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Premiere of NEXT UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2011

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce its inaugural NEXT UP: three productions showcasing Chicago's next generation of artists, presented in rotating repertory through June 19, 2011 in The Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted St. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Robin Williams Talks BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 06, 2011

The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor Robin Williams made his Broadway acting debut in BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, having previously appeared Off-Broadway opposite Steve Martin in Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' at Lincoln Center in 1988. Below, he talks with Joy Behar about his Broadway experience, the play, and more! (more...)

The Lark Presents NIGHT OVER ERZINGA June 7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2011

From the Lark Play Development's BareBonesŪ Program that supported Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP and Rajiv Joseph's BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, the Lark announces a BareBonesŪ presentation of NIGHT OVER ERZINGA by Adriana Sevahn Nichols, directed by Daniella Topol. (more...)

Playwrights Realm Presents New Works by Brickman, Brunstetter & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2011

The Playwrights Realm presents new works by Mattie Brickman, Christopher Oscar Peņa, Bekah Brunstetter and Stefanie Zadravec in INK'D (more...)

Arena Stage Features Albee, RUINED et al. in 2010 - 2011
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2011

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith announces the D.C.-based pioneering theater company's 60th season filled with award-winning artists and projects to celebrate the grand opening of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The 2010/11 inaugural season includes eight full productions, seven presentations from the National Endowment for the Arts New Play Development Program and public readings from all 30 of Edward Albee's works, totaling at least 45 projects produced and presented by Arena Stage in the inaugural year at the Mead Center. With the opening next fall, Arena Stage will fully become a national center for production, presentation, development and study of American theater. (more...)

56th Annual Drama Desk Awards Air on Ovation Network June 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2011

The Drama Desk Awards ceremony was hosted by Harvey Fierstein on May 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan Center. This year, for the first time, a 90-minute Highlights Special of the Drama Desk Awards Ceremony will be televised nationally on OVATION, the national cable network dedicated to presenting creative arts programming to national TV audiences. The ceremony will be given two primetime broadcasts plus four other airings between June 4 and June 19, 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's NEXT UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2011

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce its inaugural NEXT UP: three productions showcasing Chicago's next generation of artists, presented in rotating repertory May 31 - June 19, 2011 in The Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted St. NEXT UP is presented in collaboration with Northwestern University's MFA programs in Direction and Design, and will feature the work of graduates of those programs with casts of professional Chicago actors. (more...)

Lisa Peterson, Eddie Torres Among Directors For Nat'l Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2011

Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center?s National Playwrights Conference, today announced the eight directors for plays previously selected for its 47th season. (more...)

Playwrights Realm Presents New Works by Brickman, Brunstetter & More
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

The Playwrights Realm presents new works by Mattie Brickman, Christopher Oscar Peņa, Bekah Brunstetter and Stefanie Zadravec in INK'D (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Premiere of NEXT UP May 31- June 19
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce its inaugural NEXT UP: three productions showcasing Chicago's next generation of artists, presented in rotating repertory May 31 - June 19, 2011 in The Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted St. (more...)

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