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BWW Review: Nilaja Sun's Beautiful One-Woman Show PIKE ST., on Tour at Pillsbury House Theatre, is Not to Be Missed!BWW Review: Nilaja Sun's Beautiful One-Woman Show PIKE ST., on Tour at Pillsbury House Theatre, is Not to Be Missed!
by Jill Schafer - Jun 8, 2017

Pillsbury House Theatre is hosting New York based theater artist Nilaja Sun's acclaimed one-woman show PIKE ST. for three weeks, and my Minnesota theater friends - this is an opportunity you don't want to miss. A native of the Lower East Side, Nilaja brings all the beauty, diversity, community, and difficulties of her neighborhood to life in a show so all-engrossing, it's a shock to the system to be returned to reality after 90 minutes. She tells one specific story of a family in a hurricane, playing all of the different characters, but it's so much more than one family's story. It's about returning war vets, the joys and frustrations of living in a close community, the joys and frustrations of caring for a child with special needs, family, love, loyalty, and New York City - 'the greatest city in the world.' PIKE ST., which Nilaja also wrote, is a remarkable piece, and hers is a remarkable performance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/16/2017Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Gets Concert at National Arts GalleryBEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Gets Concert at National Arts Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get a special concert presentation at theNational Arts Gallery (15 Gramercy Park South) on Monday, April 17 at 7:30 pm, before debuting a fully staged production at this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF). Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical has a book by Roger O. Hirson (Tony Nominee for Pippin) and music and lyrics by Barbara Carole Sickmen and will be directed by Paul A. Stancato (National Tours: Flashdance, The Lion King, The Wedding Singer) and Music Director Jesse Warkentin (National Tours: Wicked, Cinderella).   Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical is produced by Ron Sickmen. Tickets are FREE to the public but reservation are necessary, they can be made by emailingtheatre@thenationalartsclub.org. (more...)

Detroit Public Theatre Announces its 2017-18 SeasonDetroit Public Theatre Announces its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Detroit Public Theatre's (DPT) third season kicks off September 28, 2017 with a Detroit premiere and ends with its first-ever commissioned work - a new play that will make its world debut on the DPT stage inside the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/09/2017Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/02/2017Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/26/2017Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 SeasonNew Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/19/2017Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Epic Theatre's Second Youth Theatre Festival Remixes ShakespeareEpic Theatre's Second Youth Theatre Festival Remixes Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Epic Theatre Ensemble will present the second edition of its four-week Youth Theatre Festival: Epic YTF. Epic YTF, a celebration of a diverse and inclusive community, fighting for social justice and equality, showcases performances from the award-winning after-school program Epic REMIX. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the next production of its 37th Season, Pike St. by playwright Nilaja Sun, directed by Ron Russell.  Pike St. will run from March 27-April 23, 2017. (more...)

Epic Theatre's Second Youth Theatre Festival to Remix ShakespeareEpic Theatre's Second Youth Theatre Festival to Remix Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Epic Theatre Ensemble will present the second edition of its four-week Youth Theatre Festival: Epic YTF. Epic YTF, a celebration of a diverse and inclusive community, fighting for social justice and equality, showcases performances from the award-winning after-school program Epic REMIX. (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble to Expand Epic NEXT Program with $175K GrantEpic Theatre Ensemble to Expand Epic NEXT Program with $175K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Epic Theatre Ensemble has been awarded a $175,000 grant for program development with an emphasis on diversity and expanding its workforce. (more...)

O BEAUTIFUL, AN OCTOROON and More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonO BEAUTIFUL, AN OCTOROON and More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Known for high-quality productions and successful collaboration with Kansas City and nationwide theatre companies, UMKC Theatre announces its 2016-17 season. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonTaylor Mac's HIR and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, beginning with a world premiere and continuing with hotly-anticipated new plays by award-winning playwrights. (more...)

O BEAUTIFUL, AN OCTOROON and More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonO BEAUTIFUL, AN OCTOROON and More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Known for high-quality productions and successful collaboration with Kansas City and nationwide theatre companies, UMKC Theatre announces its 2016-17 season. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonTaylor Mac's HIR and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, beginning with a world premiere and continuing with hotly-anticipated new plays by award-winning playwrights. (more...)

Nilaja Sun's PIKE ST. Extends at Abrons Art CenterNilaja Sun's PIKE ST. Extends at Abrons Art Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

The New York Times) The final performance of Pike St. will now be December 19, 2015 in the Experimental Theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Epic Theatre Ensemble's PIKE ST., Starring Nilaja SunPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Epic Theatre Ensemble's PIKE ST., Starring Nilaja Sun
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Epic Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere production of Pike St., Nilaja Sun's first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning No Child.... Pike St., written and performed by Ms. Sun and directed by Epic's Executive Director Ron Russell, began performances on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the experimental theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street). The production just opened Sunday, November 15th at 8:00 PM. Check out photos below! (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble to Stage World Premiere of Obie Winner Nilaja Sun's PIKE ST.Epic Theatre Ensemble to Stage World Premiere of Obie Winner Nilaja Sun's PIKE ST.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Epic Theatre Ensemble is proud to announce the world premiere production of Pike St., Nilaja Sun's first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning No Child.... Pike St., written and performed by Ms. Sun and directed by Epic's Executive Director Ron Russell, will begin performances on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the experimental theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street). Opening Night is set for Sunday, November 15th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

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