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2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

Ars Nova Extends SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, Adds Saturday MatineesArs Nova Extends SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, Adds Saturday Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Ars Nova announces a two-week extension and added Saturday matinee performances for critically-acclaimed world premiere production of Small Mouth Sounds, a new play by Bess Wohl, directed by OBIE Award-winner Rachel Chavkin. Due to demand, Small Mouth Sounds will now play through Saturday, April 25, with newly added Saturday matinee performances on April 4, 11, 18, and 25. The production, which was originally set to play through April 11, began previews March 10 and celebrated its Official Opening Night on Monday, March 23 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street), must end April 25. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Opens Tonight at Ars NovaSMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Opens Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

New York City's premier development hub and acclaimed new work producer Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of Small Mouth Sounds, a new play by Bess Wohl, directed by OBIE Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), as part of its 2015 season. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated to run now through April 11 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street). Official Opening Night is tonight, March 23. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Begins Tonight at Ars NovaSMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

New York City's premier development hub and acclaimed new work producer Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of Small Mouth Sounds, a new play by Bess Wohl, directed by OBIE Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), as part of its 2015 season. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated March 10 - April 11 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street). Official Opening Night is Monday, March 23. (more...)

AN OCTOROON Extends Again Off-Broadway Through March 29AN OCTOROON Extends Again Off-Broadway Through March 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Due to popular demand, Theatre for A New Audience's production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon has been extended again and will play through March 29, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz announced. (more...)

Review Roundup: AN OCTOROON Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: AN OCTOROON Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Feb 26, 2015

Theatre for A New Audience presents Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed play, directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep, opens tonight, February 26, and plays through March 15, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Soho Rep.'s AN OCTOROON, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Soho Rep.'s AN OCTOROON, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theatre for A New Audience presents Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed play, directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep, has played to sold out houses since previews began on February 14 and as a result of strong ticket sales, has added eight additional performances. Originally scheduled to end its run on March 8, An Octoroon will now play through March 15 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Opening night is tonight, February 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theatre for A New Audience Extends AN OCTOROON Through 3/15Theatre for A New Audience Extends AN OCTOROON Through 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Due to popular demand, Theatre for A New Audience has put a new block of tickets on sale for its production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. An Octoroon will now play through March 15 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. Opening night is February 26. (more...)

Ars Nova's 2015 Season to Feature Two Off-Broadway Premieres, Bridget Everett & MoreArs Nova's 2015 Season to Feature Two Off-Broadway Premieres, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Ars Nova will continue its support of artists in the early stages of their professional careers through its wide array of unique development programs. Recognizing the critical need for performance as part of the development process, Ars Nova's programs bring bold, innovative new work to the stage all year long, through Project Residencies, concerts, readings, variety shows, workshops, festivals and full productions. Each season, Ars Nova provides audiences over a hundred opportunities to catch something extraordinary. (more...)

Maechi Aharanwa, Pascale Armand & More to Star in AN OCTOROON at Theatre for a New AudienceMaechi Aharanwa, Pascale Armand & More to Star in AN OCTOROON at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Single tickets are now on sale for Theatre for A New Audience's production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed new play directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep. An Octoroon plays February 14 through March 8 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Opening night is February 26. (more...)

10 Spectacular Theatrical Experiences of 2014 - The Bold and Fantastic Works of the Last Season10 Spectacular Theatrical Experiences of 2014 - The Bold and Fantastic Works of the Last Season
by Charles Quittner - Dec 26, 2014

2014 was a spectacular year for theatre. Racial politics, war crimes, celebrity culture, and other relevant themes were played out through past forms with a contemporary theatrical lens. (more...)

Over 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari RothOver 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari Roth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In a continued outpouring of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, more than 30 additional artistic directors have signed the open letter that was issued yesterday in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. (more...)

Artistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J DismissalArtistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J Dismissal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In an unprecedented display of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, an open letter has been issued in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. The letter, released earlier today represents the views of top theater brass from coast-to-coast, who believe that his dismissal was an act of politically motivated censorship in retaliation for Roth's choice to produce and publicly defend challenging and provocative work. (more...)

Soho Rep to Present WINNERS AND LOSERS, 1/2-2/1Soho Rep to Present WINNERS AND LOSERS, 1/2-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed international tour, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, presents the New York premiere of Winners and Losers (January 2-February 1), a fierce and funny saga about what friendship can sustain. On the cusp of turning 40, longtime collaborators Marcus Youssef and James Long got an email from a mutual friend touting a self-help pyramid scheme. This unexpected note inspired the two men to take a frank look at their own lives. In this autobiographical piece, Youssef and Long, directed by Chris Abraham, sit at a table and play an invented game called "winners and losers." They name people, places or things-Beyonce Knowles, Mexican food, their fathers-pronouncing each one a winner or loser. What begins as a simple game rapidly descends into a merciless and brutal appraisal of each other's families, backgrounds and life choices. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service to Premiere New Work at NYTW Next FallElevator Repair Service to Premiere New Work at NYTW Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the world premiere of a new play from its acclaimed Company-in-Residence Elevator Repair Service (The Sound and the Fury, The Select, Gatz) to premiere in Fall 2015. (more...)

CAN WE TALK? Panel with Tom Sellar Set for Segal Theatre, 11/3CAN WE TALK? Panel with Tom Sellar Set for Segal Theatre, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

'Can We Talk? Towards a Critical Discourse' with Tom Sellar is set for Monday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Segal Theatre. Free and open to the public. (more...)

Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON to Play Theatre for a New Audience, Feb-March 2015Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON to Play Theatre for a New Audience, Feb-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON will run February 14, 2015 - March 8, 2015 at Theatre for a New Audience's Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn). Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, AN OCTOROON will be directed by Sarah Benson. (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 SeasonGENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2014 Full ScheduleMartin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2014 Full Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the full lineup of its eleventh annual PRELUDE Festival. Dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, PRELUDE 2014 features an array of artists working in theatrical and interdisciplinary performance. (more...)

Nora Sorena Casey's NOT AFRAID to Play Under St. Marks, 10/19-11/4Nora Sorena Casey's NOT AFRAID to Play Under St. Marks, 10/19-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

'Not Afraid' by Nora Sorena Casey is a dark comedy about Bets, a young woman who is obsessed with her death metal blog. When she gets a death threat, it catalyzes a series of disturbing encounters for both her and her housemate and best friend, Hunter, a callous law student. The two women argue about heavy metal, the U.S.S.R. and taco night -- and try not to die. The play is at once funny, sad and devastating. PowerOut presents the work's world premiere October 19 to November 4 at Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place. Ben Ferber directs. (more...)

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