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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...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/25-2/26/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/25-2/26/2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Live 89th Academy Awards Live BlogBroadwayWorld's Live 89th Academy Awards Live Blog
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 26, 2017

Tonight, BroadwayWorld's Senior TV and Film Critic, Matt Tamanini will be live blogging the 89th Academy Awards, so join him as ceremony gets underway at 8:30 p.m. EST. With movie-musical LA LA LAND and stage-to-screen adaptation FENCES nominated for Best Picture and playwrights Kenneth Lonergan, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Robert Schenkkan with works nominated in the category as well, the ceremony is shaping up to be quite theatrical.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Robert Schenkkan Discusses New Play, HANUSSENSTAGE TUBE: Robert Schenkkan Discusses New Play, HANUSSEN
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2017

In this daily, five-part series for the DCPA NewsCenter, they introduce you to the plays and playwrights featured at the Denver Center's 2017 Colorado New Play Summit, using words and video. Today: Robert Schenkkan, author of the historical drama 'Hanussen,' who was Adolf Hitler's personal mentalist. (more...)

Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Announces Complete Cast for ALL THE WAYActors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Announces Complete Cast for ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Political intrigue will take center stage as Actors' Playhouse prepares to open the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. This riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson's (LBJ) tumultuous first year in office in the wake of President Kennedy's assassination has earned accolades from audiences and critics alike, from its start at Oregon Shakespeare Festival to its powerful Broadway run and most recent HBO Films adaptation starring four-time Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston. Artistic Director David Arisco directs this limited engagement production that will run March 22 - April 9, 2017 at the Miracle Theatre. (more...)

National New Play Network to Premiere 4 Plays at 15 Theaters This YearNational New Play Network to Premiere 4 Plays at 15 Theaters This Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces four Rolling World Premieres: Halftime with Don by Ken Weitzman, Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood, The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger, and Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan. The four plays will receive a total of 15 NNPN RWP productions, with each play seeing at least three distinct productions in a discrete 12-month period. (more...)

4th Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Headed to Anchorage4th Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Headed to Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Perseverance Theatre (Art Rotch, Executive Artistic Director, & Joshua Lowman, Anchorage General Manager) continue their dynamic partnership for The 4th 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...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 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 on March 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...)

ACLU of Florida Executive Director and More Set for 'GREAT SOCIETY' Panel Discussion at Asolo RepACLU of Florida Executive Director and More Set for 'GREAT SOCIETY' Panel Discussion at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The second season of Asolo Rep's IllumiNation Series continues on February 11 with a panel discussion, 'Creating Change, Counting Voices,' focusing on the theatre's current production of THE GREAT SOCIETY. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Present THE WASHINGTON TRILOGYAsolo Rep to Present THE WASHINGTON TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

This season at Asolo Rep, in celebration of the fifth and final year of its American Character Project, the theatre's three winter repertory shows are all set in the political hotbed of the nation's capital: Washington, D.C. The winter rep season began on January 13 with THE GREAT SOCIETY, Robert Schenkkan's thrilling depiction of LBJ's divisive presidency. On Inauguration Day, January 20, the theatre opened THE ORIGINALIST, John Strand's remarkably timely play about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the search for the political middle. BORN YESTERDAY, Garson Kanin's beloved classic comedy about a not-so-dumb blonde's journey into Washington high society, opens February 10 - officially kicking off The Washington Trilogy: Three Hot Shows - One Blazing City. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY A Stirring Tonic For Our TimeBWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY A Stirring Tonic For Our Time
by Frank Benge - Jan 30, 2017

THE GREAT SOCIETY, Robert Schenkkan's conclusion to the epic tale he began with All The Way, examines the remainder of LBJ's term as president and the turbulent years of the Johnson White House. It made its debut in 2014 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is now receiving its Texas debut at Zach Theatre. This tempestuous time in American history is presented in a highly theatrical and stirring way that resonates deeply with our current times. While there are some subtle and clever riches that only those who saw All The Way will appreciate, THE GREAT SOCIETY stands on its own as a richly rewarding evening of theatre and history. The play opens where All The Way ended, with Johnson having just been elected to a full presidential term, and facing a multitude of problems. What resonates so strongly today is that, despite the ills Johnson fought with legislation designed to make this country a better place for all, these ills remain dishearteningly persistent in the here and now, despite his cagily and cannily achieved successes. (more...)

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Wins SAG AWARD for Reprisal of Tony-Winning Role in HBO's ALL THE WAYVIDEO: Bryan Cranston Wins SAG AWARD for Reprisal of Tony-Winning Role in HBO's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Bryan Cranston has won a SAG AWARD for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for HBO Films' ALL THE WAY (more...)

 Fountain Theatre Launches 2017-18 Season for Social Action Fountain Theatre Launches 2017-18 Season for Social Action
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Fountain Theatre will open its 2017-18 season of new plays with an urgent warning against the proposed policies of the Trump administration, followed by statements on social justice, inclusion, acceptance of "the other," prejudice, the role of government and the need for human connection. (more...)

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