Rajiv Joseph News

Photo Flash: Sally Field, Rajiv Joseph, Phylicia Rashad and More at Lark Benefit Honoring Edward Albee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

On the evening of March 10, 2014, Lark Play Development Center held a benefit entitled 'A Transformative Moment, A Celebration with Songs and Scenes Honoring Edward Albee'. The benefit celebrated Lark's 20th anniversary, Edward Albee's inspiring work and the power of playwriting. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Waterwell Launches Film Division, Will Premiere DAY TEN at Tribeca
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 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...)

Arian Moayed Short Film DAY TEN Set for Tribeca Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Waterwell announces the official launching of its film division with the World Premier of the short film, Day Ten. (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA to Make Philly Premiere at Theatre Exile, 4/17-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 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 April 17 - May 11 in Theatre Exile's South Philadelphia Studio X. (more...)

Cherry Lane's Mentor Project to Continue 3/12 with SONNETS ON TAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights continues its 16th season on March 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) with SONNETS ON TAP - an evening of Shakespeare sonnets performed to tap dancing - conceived and directed by Awoye Timpo. Mentored by Lisa Peterson, SONNETS ON TAP marks the very first Mentor Project directing mentorship. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 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...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 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...)

Basile One-Minute Play Festival Set for Phoenix Theatre, 3/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and Phoenix Theatre (Bryan Fonseca, Producing Director; Tom Horan, Phoenix Theatre Playwright in Residence) have created a dynamic partnership for The Basile One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit the Phoenix Theatre. (more...)

REUNION, LIQUIDATION PLAY and More Set for South Coast Rep's Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

South Coast Repertory has announced an exciting lineup of shows from March to June. Check out the full linup below! (more...)

REST, ZEALOT, MR. WOLF and More Set for South Coast Rep's 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival, 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

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

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Playwright John Kolvenbach Attends World Premiere of His Play BANK JOB at Amphibian Stage Productions Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) opens its first main stage production of the 2014 season, Bank Job, a world premiere by award-winning playwright John Kolvenbach. Leicester Landon, Alexandra Lawrence, Michael Muller, William Earl Ray, and Marshall York will star in this comedy, running tonight, February 13 through Sunday, March 2 at Amphibian's theater at 120 S. Main Street. Jessica Bauman will direct the production. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for TheatreWorks' 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

An audience of theatre enthusiasts waited in anticipation at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight, when Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, unveiled the thrilling line-up for its 2014-2015 season. Opening with a groundbreaking World Premiere developed at last season's New Works Festival, the line-up will also give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, the West Coast premiere of the newest work by Rajiv Joseph (The North Pool), a chilling Sondheim revival, a rollicking bluegrass musical, and an elegant Noel Coward confection. Also announced is the company's holiday production, a five-time Tony Award-winning recent Broadway hit. (more...)

59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards to be Held 5/19 at Webster Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's first and largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that esteemed critic and longtime judge of the awards, Michael Feingold, will serve as Obie Chairman for the 59th Annual Village Voice OBIE Awards, to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall. (more...)

Playwright John Kolvenbach to Attend World Premiere of His Play BANK JOB at Amphibian Stage Productions, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) opens its first main stage production of the 2014 season, Bank Job, a world premiere by award-winning playwright John Kolvenbach. Leicester Landon, Alexandra Lawrence, Michael Muller, William Earl Ray, and Marshall York will star in this comedy, running Thursday, February 13 through Sunday, March 2 at Amphibian's theater at 120 S. Main Street. Jessica Bauman will direct the production. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

HOUNDS OF WAR to Run 3/21-4/5 at Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Wee Man Productions presents Hounds of War, a gripping new play written by Bill Holland about the a family struggling to hold on as a unit and which asks us to consider the wars we wage within ourselves. Mark Cirnigliaro directs a cast of five, including Christopher LaPanta, Margaret Curry*, Tony Head, Justin Hofstad, and Patrick Massey. Performances will be staged at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036 from March 21-April 5, 2014. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Kevin Costner Stars in Super Bowl Spot for DRAFT DAY
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Summit Entertainment has released the Super Bowl spot for its upcoming football-themed drama DRAFT DAY. Starring Kevin Costner, the Ivan Reitman-helmed movie hits theaters on April 11, 2014. (more...)

DTC Celebrates National Arts and Humanities Youth Program, 'Project Discovery'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Yesterday Dallas Theater Center hosted a celebration in honor of Project Discovery's recent recognition by The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. DTC invited 200 current Project Discovery [PD] participants, teachers, past participants, teaching artists, board, staff and program donors to an hour-long event that featured stories from PD students and a full, experiential PD activity on the main stage of the Wyly Theatre. (more...)

DTC Launches DTC Book Club with OEDIPUS EL REY Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today a new program for the 2013-14 season, DTC Book Club hosted by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. DTC Book Club events are scheduled to take place with productions of Oedipus el Rey, The Fortress of Solitude, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure and Les Miserables. DTC Book Club registration is open now on www.dallastheatercenter.org/bookclub.php. (more...)

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