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Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street), Soho Rep. is pleased to present the world premiere of Richard Maxwell's Samara, commissioned by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. In a departure, Maxwell, who has directed nearly all 20 of his plays, is handing over the directorial duties to Benson. Maxwell's work was seen previously at Soho Rep. in 2001 with Cavemen and in 1999 with Cowboys and Indians. (more...)

ON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring SeasonON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, announces its Spring 2017 season of free public programs. The season features free public programs, welcoming and celebrating contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

POLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This SpringPOLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the lineup for year three of Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical' at UArts in Philadelphia. (more...)

Soho Rep.'s 2017 Projects to Play The Public and A.R.T./New YorkSoho Rep.'s 2017 Projects to Play The Public and A.R.T./New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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 power of intimate spaces to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep. has announced venues for the remainder of its 2016-17 season, which includes a world premiere Soho Rep. commission by Richard Maxwell along with a workshop presentation of a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury. (more...)

Inaugural Episode of 'Real Talk / Kip Talk' at the Abrons Arts CenterInaugural Episode of 'Real Talk / Kip Talk' at the Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, conceived and hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, Internet sensation, and citizen of the world. (more...)

'Real Talk / Kip Talk' at Abrons Arts Center'Real Talk / Kip Talk' at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, conceived and hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, Internet sensation, and citizen of the world. (more...)

REAL TALK / KIP TALK Series to Launch Next Month at Abrons Arts CenterREAL TALK / KIP TALK Series to Launch Next Month at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, conceived and hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, Internet sensation, and citizen of the world. (more...)

William Burke's FURRY! / LA FURIA! to Play The Bushwick StarrWilliam Burke's FURRY! / LA FURIA! to Play The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Bushwick Starr will present the Spanish language premiere of FURRY!/LA FURIA!, written and directed by William Burke in special 'Spanglish translation' that tells the story of a street Elmo who rises to power by taking over the streets of 42nd to 46th street by using The Art of War. (more...)

Tamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will PerformTamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the Master of Ceremonies, entertainment, and Gala Committee Members for their upcoming gala honoring playwright and actress Danai Gurira, producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside SDC Foundation's 27th Annual Joe A. Callaway AwardsPhoto Coverage: Inside SDC Foundation's 27th Annual Joe A. Callaway Awards
by Walter McBride - Oct 25, 2016

Just last night, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation) celebrated the 27th Annual Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The evening was hosted by former Callaway Award-winning Jack O'Brien and Callaway Award finalist Joshua Bergasse. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr to Present William Burke's FURRY! / LA FURIA!The Bushwick Starr to Present William Burke's FURRY! / LA FURIA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the Spanish language premiere of FURRY!/LA FURIA!, written and directed by William Burke in special 'Spanglish translation' that tells the story of a street Elmo who rises to power by taking over the streets of 42nd to 46th street by using The Art of War. (more...)

Brooklyn Gypsies Collective and The Performing Garage Present !OYE! FOR MY DEAR BROOKLYNBrooklyn Gypsies Collective and The Performing Garage Present !OYE! FOR MY DEAR BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Writer and actor Modesto 'Flako' Jimenez performs his autobiographical and uncompromising collection of poetry, Oye Para mi Querido Brooklyn (Listen For My Dear Brooklyn.) Hiding out in his abuelita's bathroom, Flako, a young Dominican man, escapes into the memories of losing his culture and self to the gentrified blocks of Bushwick. Oye For My Dear Brooklyn is performed in both English and Spanish through a series of poems, video projections, and music. Lyrical and savage, Flako's poetry is populated with immigrants, drug dealers, condoritos, tiguerasos, mothers and sons, all asking the same question, "What's my moral worth?" (more...)

The Performing Garage Presents Brooklyn Gypsies' Production of  !OYE! FOR MY DEAR BROOKLYNThe Performing Garage Presents Brooklyn Gypsies' Production of !OYE! FOR MY DEAR BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Writer and actor Modesto 'Flako' Jimenez performs his autobiographical and uncompromising collection of poetry, Oye Para mi Querido Brooklyn (Listen For My Dear Brooklyn.) Hiding out in his abuelita's bathroom, Flako, a young Dominican man, escapes into the memories of losing his culture and self to the gentrified blocks of Bushwick. (more...)

The Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary ArtistsThe Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary Artists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 5, 6, and 7 at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). The theme of this year's festival will be FAILURE. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward AlbeePhoto Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
by Walter McBride - Sep 23, 2016

Last week, legendary playwright Edward Albee passed away in his sleep at his home in Montauk, LI at the age of 88.  See photos of the Albee throughout his distinguished career as BroadwayWorld remembers the life and works of the theatre's most revered figures.  (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2016The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the full lineup of its thirteenth annual PRELUDE Festival.  Dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, PRELUDE 2016 features an array of artists working in theatrical and interdisciplinary performance.  The festival gives audiences and artists a survey of the current moment in New York via in-process performances, conversations, and workshops. (more...)

ECLIPSED Playwright, Producers to Be Feted at TCG's 2016 GalaECLIPSED Playwright, Producers to Be Feted at TCG's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 2016 gala will honor Tony-nominated and OBIE-winning playwright and acclaimed 'The Walking Dead' actress Danai Gurira. (more...)

The Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary ArtistsThe Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 5, 6, and 7 at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). The theme of this year's festival will be FAILURE. (more...)

Rutgers Student to Lead World Premiere of MY JANE at Chester Theatre CompanyRutgers Student to Lead World Premiere of MY JANE at Chester Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) has announced the casting for its 2016 season opener, the World Premiere of My Jane by Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer. My Jane, a contemporary exploration of Charlotte Bronte?'s sweeping novel Jane Eyre, opens June 29th and plays through July 10, 2016, at Chester's historic Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA. Camila Cano?-Flavia? will be making her professional debut in the title role of Jane. (more...)

Soho Rep Sets 2016-17 SeasonSoho Rep Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

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 the organization's own 73-seat black box theater, as well as other spaces, to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2016-17 season, announced today, comprises two ambitious new works-both characterized by inventive theatrical forms, holistic collaborations, and striking original music-along with an opportunity to get the first 'work-in-process' look at a new commission by a celebrated playwright. (more...)

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