Rajiv Joseph News

Theatre Exile to Stage Political Thriller THE INVISIBLE HANDTheatre Exile to Stage Political Thriller THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Theatre Exile presents an explosive ending to their 19th season with a timely political thriller THE INVISIBLE HAND by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. Nick, an American banker in Pakistan, is imprisoned and must trade shares when his $10M ransom can't be met. The global tale examines how society, money and power shape the good and evil within. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benjamin Walker, Alice Ripley and the AMERICAN PSYCHO Company Celebrate a Bloody Awesome Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Benjamin Walker, Alice Ripley and the AMERICAN PSYCHO Company Celebrate a Bloody Awesome Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, just celebrated its Opening Night on Broadway last night, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald SchoenfeldTheatre (236 West 45th Street). The American premiere of a new musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its publication, stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Nashville Rep Interns Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIESNashville Rep Interns Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

Rajiv Joseph's quirky and dark love story of Gruesome Playground Injuries, an engaging drama that follows childhood friends Kayleen and Doug over the course of 30 years of physical and emotional bumps and bruises - will be presented by members of Nashville Repertory Theatre's Professional Internship program April 29-30 at Nashville Public Television's Studio A. (more...)

Nashville Repertory Theatre's Professional Interns to Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIESNashville Repertory Theatre's Professional Interns to Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre's Professional Internship Program is proud to produce the quirky and dark love story of Gruesome Playground Injuries, an engaging drama that follows childhood friends Kayleen and Doug over the course of 30 years of physical and emotional bumps and bruises. Gruesome Playground Injuries will run April 29-30 in Studio A at Nashville Public Television (more...)

Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season to Feature AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & MoreCapital Stage's 2016-17 Season to Feature AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Capital Stage is proud to announce its 2016-17 Season: Love & War. Capital Stage's 12th Season, and Michael Stevenson's inaugural Season as Producing Artistic Director, explores the fierce human struggle to connect - and the turbulent forces that keep us apart. These unique stories will include Capital Stage's 3rd National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, a Pulitzer Prize and 5 time Tony Award Winner, 4 Sacramento Premieres and two theatre classics. (more...)

BWW Review: MR. WOLF is Thought-provoking, Dark, Confounding at Cleveland Play HouseBWW Review: MR. WOLF is Thought-provoking, Dark, Confounding at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Apr 11, 2016

Over the last several years much attention has been drawn to the abduction of children and, in rare cases, their return. A short time ago, the Cleveland area had the spotlight placed on it when three young ladies, Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, were freed after their many years of captivity in the Tremont home of Ariel Castro. This event makes one of the basic tenets of MR. WOLF, now on stage at Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre, quite inciting to local audiences. (more...)

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 13 at the Hudson Backstage in Hollywood, with low-priced previews beginning May 6. (more...)

6th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL to Highlight Works by Women6th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual event will celebrate the works of all women and women-identified playwrights and directors. (more...)

Stage Vets to Star in Cherry Lane Theatre's PASS OVERStage Vets to Star in Cherry Lane Theatre's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the third and final production of the company's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2016:  Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER, being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from April 13-23, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors.  Angelina Fiordellisi is Cherry Lane's Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Breaking News: Lortel Award Nominations Announced; THE HUMANS and FUTURITY LeadBreaking News: Lortel Award Nominations Announced; THE HUMANS and FUTURITY Lead
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Video Roundup: With 18 Broadway Debuts in GREAT COMET OF 1812, Meet the Cast!Video Roundup: With 18 Broadway Debuts in GREAT COMET OF 1812, Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) - also making their Broadway debuts - THE GREAT COMET will blaze intoBroadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016.Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for DEFERRED ACTION World Premiere at DTCCast, Creatives Set for DEFERRED ACTION World Premiere at DTC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world-premiere of DEFERRED ACTION. A co-production with Cara Mia Theatre Co. and directed by Cara Mia's Artistic Director David Lozano, DEFERRED ACTION features company members from both DTC and Cara Mia. DEFERRED ACTION will begin previews with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Wednesday, April 20 and will run through Saturday, May 14. Press Opening will be Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Returning to AnchorageAlaska One-Minute Play Festival Returning to Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Perseverance Theatre (Art Rotch, Artistic Director & Joshua Lowman, Anchorage General Manager) continue their dynamic partnership for The 3rd Annual Alaska One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit The Alaska Native Voices Project, dedicated to serving and uplifting native Alaskan artists. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's 2016 New Ground Theatre Festival to Feature World Premiere & MoreCleveland Play House's 2016 New Ground Theatre Festival to Feature World Premiere & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Cleveland Play House's New Ground Theatre Festival (NGTF) is breaking new ground once again, with four extraordinary works by some of America's hottest playwrights. (more...)

DTC and The Sixth Floor Museum To Co-host Community Conversation on 3/21DTC and The Sixth Floor Museum To Co-host Community Conversation on 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Dallas Theater Center and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will co-host a community conversation titled, "JFK - LBJ: Transition of Power" on March 21 at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Join the conversation led by the Museum's curator, Stephen Fagin, and featured panel members. This panel discussion will offer unique comparisons of President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson, and showcase firsthand accounts from November 22, 1963-shared by three individuals representing the worlds of politics, presidential security, and photojournalism. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. (more...)

Cave Theatre Company to Present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at UNDER St. Marks, 4/7-17Cave Theatre Company to Present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at UNDER St. Marks, 4/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present a Cave Theatre Company production of Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries, directed by James Masciovecchio. The show will run April 7-17 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) with performances Thursday through Sunday at 8pm. Tickets ($17) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. The show runs approximately 85 minutes, with no intermission.  (more...)

'...FORUM,' SEX WITH STRANGERS, World Premiere and More Set for Geva's 2016-17 Season'...FORUM,' SEX WITH STRANGERS, World Premiere and More Set for Geva's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Geva Theatre Center's Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and Executive Director Christopher Mannelli are proud to announce the 12 major productions and events of the much anticipated 2016-2017 Season, the non-profit theatre's 44th year of making professional theatre of a national standard in Rochester. (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary SeasonAmy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (more...)

The Farm Theater to Host BULLPEN SESSIONS: PRODUCING FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, 4/5The Farm Theater to Host BULLPEN SESSIONS: PRODUCING FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Farm Theater will present Bullpen Sessions: Producing For Your Community with special guests Ty Jones, Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem, and Lou Moreno, Artistic Director of INTAR on Tuesday, April 5 from 6-8pm at Punto Space (325 West 38th Street). Admission is FREE, but seating is limited. Please RSVP at bullpen@thefarmtheater.org  (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, West Coast Premieres & More Set for Marin Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary SeasonAUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, West Coast Premieres & More Set for Marin Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Michael Barker are thrilled to announce the 50th anniversary season for the North Bay's leading non-profit professional theatre. (more...)

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