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The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Boston One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF)†returns with a twist: the sixth annual festival will celebrate the works of†all women-identified†playwrights and directors, as part of 1MPF's National Women's Initiative. Boston joins New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, South Florida, and other cities including an all women-identified cohort of artists this season. The aim of this program is to get a cohort of women-identified theatremakers in the room, uphold the important themes, ideas, conversations, and dialogues that bubble up to the surface, and hold space for valuable community conversations. (more...)

A VERY MERRY (ALL-INCLUSIVE) 1MPF HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Set for Actor's ExpressA VERY MERRY (ALL-INCLUSIVE) 1MPF HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Set for Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A Very Merry (All-Inclusive) 1MPF Holiday Spectacular! will be presented on Tuesday, December 20 at 8 PM and Wednesday December 21 at 8 PM at Actor's Express. (more...)

5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival to Feature Over 60 New Works by Latinx Playwrights5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival to Feature Over 60 New Works by Latinx Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and INTAR†continue their acclaimed collaboration with The 5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival, with part of the proceeds to benefit UNIT 52, INTAR's training program for emerging artists. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Dramatists Guild Fund's Presidential Benefit Gala!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Dramatists Guild Fund's Presidential Benefit Gala!
by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night,†Dramatists Guild†Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and†Patrick Page†performed from†Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)


by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild†Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza†debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and†Patrick Page†performed from†Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

OSF Closes its 2016 SeasonOSF Closes its 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The†Oregon Shakespeare Festival†wrapped up the 2016 season on October 30 with the final performances of†Great Expectations,†Richard II,†Twelfth Night†and†The Yeomen of the Guard. Preparations for the 2017 season and 2017 member ticket sales are already underway. The 2017 opening weekend is†February 24-26; preview performances begin†February 17. (more...)

Raul Esparza and Patrick Page Join DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' Gala; Jonathan Tolins Will HostRaul Esparza and Patrick Page Join DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' Gala; Jonathan Tolins Will Host
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce additional performers of the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th at Gotham Hall in New York. (more...)

Lauren Yee, Lauren Gunderson, Tira Palmquist and More Set for DCPA's 2017 Colorado New Play SummitLauren Yee, Lauren Gunderson, Tira Palmquist and More Set for DCPA's 2017 Colorado New Play Summit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

†The Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has†announced dates and details for the 2017 Colorado New Play Summit. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kathleen Chalfant and More to Perform Sarah Ruhl's Works at 2016 Mimi AwardsCelia Keenan-Bolger, Kathleen Chalfant and More to Perform Sarah Ruhl's Works at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 14, 2016, to honor award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl with the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Christopher Sieber, Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Tveit and More to Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund's 'LUCKY STARS' Gala; Plus New Sondheim Song!Tituss Burgess, Christopher Sieber, Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Tveit and More to Perform at Dramatists Guild Fund's 'LUCKY STARS' Gala; Plus New Sondheim Song!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce performers of the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th 6:30pm at Gotham Hall in New York. (more...)

Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

Trio of Off-Broadway Companies to Present THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYSTrio of Off-Broadway Companies to Present THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The New Group, Labyrinth Theater Company and Working Theater present selections from The Every 28 Hours Plays, a collection of one-minute plays centered on the current Civil Rights and BlackLivesMatter movements. Set for Monday, November 7, this one-night-only event includes staged readings at 6:00pm and 8:30pm, each followed by a discussion of the issues raised by the plays, and how art/activism can impact the local and national conversation around BlackLivesMatter. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Kitt and More Slated for DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' GalaStephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Kitt and More Slated for DGF's 'GREAT WRITERS' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh have announced the writers that will be featured in the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th at Gotham Hall in New York. (more...)

Writers Get Free Access to Theatre with Samuel French's New 'Playwrights Welcome' ProgramWriters Get Free Access to Theatre with Samuel French's New 'Playwrights Welcome' Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The launch of Playwrights Welcome, a new program developed for Dramatists Guild of America members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and participating theaters, was announced today. (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYSTrinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Trinity Rep invites the public to revisit the one-minute plays written on the ground in Ferguson, MO and performed at the theater in fall of 2015 to a second community-led performance of†The†Every 28 Hours Plays†on†Monday, October 17th†at 7:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at EVERY 28 HOURS, Coming to St. Louis This WeekendPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at EVERY 28 HOURS, Coming to St. Louis This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

People in the St. Louis area have two opportunities to see the show. Center of Creative Arts (COCA, 524 Trinity Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130) will be hosting a performance on Saturday, October 15th at 8pm and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (130 Edgar Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119) will be hosting a performance on Monday, October 24th at 8pm. All performances will be free of charge. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 10/02/2016Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Cleveland (more...)

OSF's New 'American Revolutions' Commissions Make National ImpactOSF's New 'American Revolutions' Commissions Make National Impact
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's growing reputation as an incubator for some of the best new American plays continues this fall and winter, as commissions from the "American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle" program and other new work will grace stages across the country. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi AwardsSarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

BWW Review: LBJ Historidrama Compels at Cleveland Play HouseBWW Review: LBJ Historidrama Compels at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Sep 26, 2016

Our nation is in the midst of a national election, and local theatres have responded with a series of plays that examine various foibles and stories of political intrigue. Ensemble is staging former County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones' THE BLOODLESS JUNGLE (September 15-October 2) about a rising idealistic political star running for a pivotal Congressional seat. The Musical Theater Project is featuring THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (September 21 & September 25), a play about Unionism with political undertones. Cleveland Public Theatre is presenting 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS (October 6-29), which showcases the life and times of the 44 Presidents of the United States, featuring an all-female cast. And, Cleveland Play House just opened ALL THE WAY (September 17-October 9), a Tony-Award winning drama that examines the power of one person to transform a country. (more...)

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