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The Orchard Project's 'Taste of Something New' Gala to Honor Playwright Robert SchenkkanThe Orchard Project's 'Taste of Something New' Gala to Honor Playwright Robert Schenkkan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

This year's star-studded Orchard Project Gala, A TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW, a star-studded celebration of the best of the new - from new food to new work - is set for May 1 at the Diamond Horseshoe in midtown Manhattan. The event, raising funds to expand Orchard Project's programming, will also honor acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and Exchange Board Member Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Extends at Fountain TheatreRobert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Extends at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The world premiere of BUILDING THE WALL has extended through June 18. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for BUILDING THE WALL at New World StagesTickets On Sale Today for BUILDING THE WALL at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nom. The Kentucky Cycle), will make its New York premiere beginning performances on Friday, May 12th at 8:00 pm and opening on Sunday, May 21st at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) for a strictly limited engagement through July 9, 2017.     (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Triangle Productions Pokes at Trump Administration in BUILDING THE WALLPhoto Flash: Triangle Productions Pokes at Trump Administration in BUILDING THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL features Gavin Hoffman (member of AEA) as a prison warden who has been "left out to dry" by the Trump administration and Andrea (Whittle) Vernae as the historian who is "trying to figure out why he did what he did." (more...)

James Badge Dale and Tamara Tunie  Will Lead Robert Schenkkan's Trump Play BUILDING THE WALL Off-BroadwayJames Badge Dale and Tamara Tunie Will Lead Robert Schenkkan's Trump Play BUILDING THE WALL Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Trump-era play BUILDING THE WALL, currently on a rolling world premiere across the U.S., will make its way to New York City this spring. (more...)

BWW Review: In BUILDING THE WALL, Playwright Robert Schenkkan Offers a Chilling Call to ActionBWW Review: In BUILDING THE WALL, Playwright Robert Schenkkan Offers a Chilling Call to Action
by Shari Barrett - Apr 3, 2017

A wave of new plays addressing social unrest are now hitting the stages of Los Angeles theaters. Last weekend I saw Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL at Fountain Theatre, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Written as a reaction to the dawn of the Trump presidency, Schenkkan offers a direct response to his immigration policies, revealing how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at J. Kenneth Campbell, Marckenson Charles  and More in ALL THE WAY at Actors' PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at J. Kenneth Campbell, Marckenson Charles and More in ALL THE WAY at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Rolls to Curious Theatre Company This SpringRobert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Rolls to Curious Theatre Company This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the initial success of the Rolling World Premiere of Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan as Curious Theatre Company prepares to open its production on April 4. (more...)

New Works by Rajiv Joseph, Lawrence Wright, Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik Slated for Alley Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonNew Works by Rajiv Joseph, Lawrence Wright, Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik Slated for Alley Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre announces eight productions for its 2017-2018 season, including the premiere of three plays developed in the Alley All New Festival. (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL Added to Triangle's Line UpBUILDING THE WALL Added to Triangle's Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Triangle is joining other theatres around the US as a rolling roll out of a Word Premiere play. (more...)

FUN HOME, ECLIPSED and More Set for Southern Rep Theatre's 31st SeasonFUN HOME, ECLIPSED and More Set for Southern Rep Theatre's 31st Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2017-2018 Mainstage Season, featuring FUN HOME by Lisa Kron, Music by Jeanine Tesori, Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel; MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon; AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS by Tennessee Williams; ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan; and ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle TheatreTony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across USPhoto Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre onMarch 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

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The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of BUILDING THE WALL by Robert Schenkkan Kicks Off at Fountain TheatreThe NNPN Rolling World Premiere of BUILDING THE WALL by Robert Schenkkan Kicks Off at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the first opening of the Rolling World Premiere of Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan. The latest play from the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright will Roll, with the support of Paul Prokop, through Core Members Fountain Theatre (Los Angeles, CA; March 18-May 21, 2017), Curious Theatre Company (Denver, CO; April 4-19, 2017), and Borderlands Theater (Tucson, AZ; September 20-October 18), as well as Associate Members Forum Theatre (Washington, DC; April 27-May 27, 2017) and City Theatre (Miami, FL; September 20-October 8, 2017). (more...)

US Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play AwardUS Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 SeasonTHE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce the 2017/18 season lineup for the company's 68th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices and producing work that is politically and socially-relevant. (more...)

LBJ to Return to the Alley Theatre in THE GREAT SOCIETY This SeasonLBJ to Return to the Alley Theatre in THE GREAT SOCIETY This Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society as a part of the 71st season, bringing the iconic figure - President Lyndon Baines Johnson- back to the Alley stage. (more...)

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