Rajiv Joseph News


by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????The Bush Theatre reopens this week following the biggest capital project in the theatre's history. The £4.3million, year-long revitalisation of the venue by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins has turned an old library built at the turn of the 20th Century into a fully accessible, modernised cultural building.  (more...)

Maggie Dence Stars as Tiger in Mad March Hare's Production of BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOOMaggie Dence Stars as Tiger in Mad March Hare's Production of BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Mad March Hare in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the Sydney premiere of the groundbreaking theatrical drama Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from 12 April. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Announces ELECTRA A One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Theater ExperienceDallas Theater Center Announces ELECTRA A One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Theater Experience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

 Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for Electra beginning on April 4 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and running through May 21 in the outdoor venue of the Annette Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Press Night will be April 12 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets to Electra are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

BWW Interview: Artistic Director Madani Younis On The Bush Theatre's ReopeningBWW Interview: Artistic Director Madani Younis On The Bush Theatre's Reopening
by Marianka Swain - Mar 14, 2017

This week, London's Bush Theatre reopens following a £4.3 million capital project. The building's revitalisation sees it become more sustainable and entirely accessible, with a new entrance, front-of-house area and garden terrace, improved rehearsal and dressing room facilities, an expanded main auditorium, and a new 70-seat studio space - a home for emerging artists and producers. Madani Younis, Artistic Director since 2012, discusses his hopes for the Bush. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 3/12/2017Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Sacramento (more...)

Impro Theatre to Present World Premiere Workshop of PLAY UNSCRIPTED This SpringImpro Theatre to Present World Premiere Workshop of PLAY UNSCRIPTED This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

The award-winning Impro Theatre continues its 11th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere workshop production of Play UnScripted at the intimate Impro Studio in the heart of Los Feliz Village. These completely improvised performances will take place today nights at 7:30pm from March 11 to April 29, 2017. (more...)

Complete Cast Announced for Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE at the TaperComplete Cast Announced for Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the world premiere of "Archduke" by Rajiv Joseph. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, "Archduke" begins previews April 25, opens May 7 and continues through June 4, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

HAMILTON's Sydney James Harcourt and Elizabeth Judd will Headline Dallas Theatre Center's CENTERSTAGE 2017HAMILTON's Sydney James Harcourt and Elizabeth Judd will Headline Dallas Theatre Center's CENTERSTAGE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Hamilton: An American Musical stars Sydney James Harcourt and Elizabeth Judd will headline Centerstage 2017: Revolution and Revelry on Saturday, May 6. Chaired by Mickie and Jeff Bragalone, with Honorary Chairs Linda and Bill Custard, Centerstage 2017 will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, which will be transformed for the evening. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christopher Gattelli Taps into Big Screen NEWSIES  and Broadway-Bound FROZENBWW Interview: Christopher Gattelli Taps into Big Screen NEWSIES and Broadway-Bound FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Christopher Gattelli, the Tony-winning choreographer, is practically jumping with joy over the success of ''Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!'' and its giant leap to the big screen. Its three-day screenings (Feb. 16, 18 and 22) broke records to become the highest-grossing Broadway event from Fathom Events. And now ''Disney's Newsies'' will return for an encore showing on Saturday, March 4, at 12:55 p.m. (more...)

Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwayJason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Charlotte Cohn, co-producers SCS Innovations, LLC, Forty-Eight Theatrical Group, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Ralph Meranto/JCC Centerstage, in association with NewYorkRep & The Telling Company, present the New York Premiere of Jason Odell Williams' critically acclaimed play Church & State. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, March 3, 2017 for an open-ended run at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Hosts 'Power Lunch' to Kick Off POWER PLAYS InitiativePhoto Flash: Arena Stage Hosts 'Power Lunch' to Kick Off POWER PLAYS Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arena Stage hosted a Power Lunch on Monday, February 27, to officially kick off the theater's ambitious Power Plays initiative, which will commission and develop 25 new plays over the next 10 years, focused on politics & power. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

The Apothetae and The Lark Launch Playwriting Fellowship for Disabled WritersThe Apothetae and The Lark Launch Playwriting Fellowship for Disabled Writers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Apothetae, a theater company committed to challenging perceived perceptions of the "Disabled Experience," and The Lark, a play development lab devoted to equity, community, and the power of an individual artistic voice, are thrilled to announce the launch and opening of submissions for the pilot round of The Apothetae at Lark Fellowship, made possible with leadership support from the Time Warner Foundation, and additional support from Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman. (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at SteppenwolfBroadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announced today the 2017/18 Season. The nation's premier ensemble theater, Steppenwolf celebrates its 42nd season with seven captivating shows - three world premieres and four Chicago premieres - that embrace diversity, compassion and imagination. (more...)

HAIR, THE GREAT SOCIETY, Two World Premieres and More Slated for Dallas Theater Center's 2017-18 SeasonHAIR, THE GREAT SOCIETY, Two World Premieres and More Slated for Dallas Theater Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty announced today full details for the 2017-2018 season, including the American love-rock musical Hair, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary; the terror-filled Frankenstein in a new collaboration with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts; The Great Society, a follow-up to the smash-hit All the Way and a co-production with Houston's Alley Theatre; and two world-premiere plays, The Trials of Sam Houston and Miller, Mississippi. (more...)

Danny Ashok and Darren Kuppan to Lead European Premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJDanny Ashok and Darren Kuppan to Lead European Premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Casting has been announced today for the European premiere of Guards at the Taj, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and directed by Jamie Lloyd. Danny Ashok (Disgraced, Bush Theatre; Capital, BBC) will play Humayun and Darren Kuppan (East is East, West End/ UK Tour) will play Babur.  (more...)

$2.5 Million Donation Fuels Arena Stage's 'Power Plays' Initiative$2.5 Million Donation Fuels Arena Stage's 'Power Plays' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announced today that Curtis T. Bell has made a $2.5 million gift towards the theater's ambitious Power Plays initiative. Over the next 10 years, Arena Stage will commission and develop 25 new plays and musicals focused on stories of politics and power. Bell's contribution will be leveraged as a matching gift challenge, ultimately raising an additional $2.5 million to fully fund the Presidential Voices cycle of the initiative. (more...)

Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

BWW Review: Ensemble Hits a Hole-in-One with RADIO GOLFBWW Review: Ensemble Hits a Hole-in-One with RADIO GOLF
by Roy Berko - Feb 27, 2017

August Wilson is considered not only one of the greatest of African American playwrights, but of all theatrical writers. His themes of self-identity, racism, loyalty, religion, deception, love, gentrification and historical verification form the centerpiece of his well-received 'Century Cycle' about black life in Pittsburgh. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 27th, 2017 - WAKEY, WAKEY, THE PENITENT, Roundabout Gala and More!BWW Morning Brief February 27th, 2017 - WAKEY, WAKEY, THE PENITENT, Roundabout Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Will Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY opens at Signature Theatre, David Mamet's THE PENITENT bows at the Atlantic, and Roundabout Theatre Company hosts its starry 2017 gala tonight! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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