Rajiv Joseph News

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 BareBones® Program that supported Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP and Rajiv Joseph's BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, the Lark announces a BareBones® 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 Peña, 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 Peña, 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...)

MONSTER AT THE DOOR, PYGMALION Finish The Alley Theatre's '10-'11 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 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...)

Justin Bartha, David Wilson Barnes, et al. Set for ALL NEW PEOPLE at Second Stage, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that DAVID WILSON BARNES (Second Stage's hit Becky Shaw), JUSTIN BARTHA (The Hangover, Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor), ANNA CAMP (Second Stage's The Scene, 'True Blood'), and KRYSTEN RITTER (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Second Stage's All This Intimacy) will appear in the world premiere comedy, ALL NEW PEOPLE, written by ZACH BRAFF and directed by PETER DuBOIS. ALL NEW PEOPLE will begin previews on Tuesday, June 28 and officially open on Monday, July 25 at 7:00pm at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). For tickets or more information, please visit www.2ST.com. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the Winners for the 34th Annual BAPF
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2011

The Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's preeminent play development center, which is recognized as one of the country's top sources of new play development, today announced the 34th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will take place July 22 through July 31, 2011. (more...)

2011 Drama Desk Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2011

The Awards ceremony was hosted by Harvey Fierstein last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan Center! BroadwayWorld was updating the winners list live throughout the evening. (more...)

2011 Drama Desk Awards are Tonight!; MORMON Leads
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2011

Nominations for The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the New York Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, in Manhattan. Amongst the shows with multiple nominations were THE BOOK OF MORMON with 12, ANYTHING GOES with 10, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with 7, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS and WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN with 6. (more...)

The Lark Presents NIGHT OVER ERZINGA June 7-12
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2011

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

Steppenwolf Announces Premiere of NEXT UP May 31- June 19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 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...)

Photo Coverage: Tyne Daly Visits BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by Peter James Zielinski - May 12, 2011

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO is a new American play by Rajiv Joseph starring Robin Williams in his Broadway acting debut and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman. Recently Tony nominated for Best Featured Actor (Arian Moayed), Lighting Design (David Lander) and Sound Design (Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers), the production opened March 31, at the Richard Rogers Theatre. Last night, the production received a special visit from Tyne Daly. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the backstage photo op, and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Helen Hunt Visits BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 06, 2011

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO is a new American play by Rajiv Joseph starring Robin Williams in his Broadway acting debut and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman. Recently Tony nominated for Best Featured Actor (Arian Moayed), Lighting Design (David Lander) and Sound Design (Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers), the production opened March 31, at the Richard Rogers Theatre. Last night, the production received a special visit from stage and screen favorite Helen Hunt. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the backstage photo op, and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

World Premiere by Bacharach/Slater, SCOTTSBORO BOYS et al. Set for Old Globe in 2011-2012; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced that The Old Globe will produce the World Premieres of four new plays and musicals in its 2011-12 Winter Season. The season will feature the World Premiere musicals Some Lovers by music legend Burt Bacharach and Tony Award winner Steven Sater and Nobody Loves You by Gaby Alter and Itamar Moses, as well as the West Coast Premiere of John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys, recently nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The two plays receiving World Premiere productions are Somewhere by Globe Playwright-in-Residence Matthew Lopez and The Recommendation by Jonathan Caren. The new season also includes revivals of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show and the Eugene O'Neill classic Anna Christie directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner David Auburn. Special events include the World Premiere of Odyssey by Todd Almond, a music theater event conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet celebrating the Globe's 75th Anniversary, The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program production of Twelfth Night and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which returns for its 14th consecutive year. (more...)

Bergman, Emery et al. Lead SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) kicks off this summer's Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series with the world premiere of Sex Lives of Our Parents, written by Michael Mitnick. Directed by Davis McCallum, Sex Lives of Our Parents will feature Teddy Bergman (Peter and the Starcatcher), Lisa Emery (Far East), Daniel Jenkins (Mary Poppins), Virginia Kull (Dividing the Estate), Ben Rappaport (NBC's 'Outsourced') and Mark Zeisler (Second Stage Theatre's Eurydice). Previews begin on June 7th and opening night is Wednesday, June 22. (more...)

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