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2nd Annual Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series Announced2nd Annual Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2017 New Play Reading Series. (more...)

Richard Maxwell's SAMARA Extends at Soho Rep.Richard Maxwell's SAMARA Extends at Soho Rep.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere, Soho Rep. commission of Richard Maxwell's Samara through May 14. (more...)

Soho Rep. Announces Return To Walker Street for 2018 SeasonSoho Rep. Announces Return To Walker Street for 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Soho Rep. is pleased to announce an anticipated return to 46 Walker Street for the 2018 season. The storefront venue, which was closed in September 2016, has been Soho Rep.'s artistic home since 1991 and where it has produced such notable works as Sarah Kane's Blasted, Annie Baker's Uncle Vanya, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon, among others. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard, Marin Ireland, George C. Wolfe and More to Appear at Soho Rep.'s Spring 2017 GalaPeter Sarsgaard, Marin Ireland, George C. Wolfe and More to Appear at Soho Rep.'s Spring 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Hosted by actress Gloria Reuben and actor, director and writer Tim Blake Nelson, Soho Rep.'s Spring 2017 Gala will honor director Leah C. Gardiner (generations, born bad), playwright Melissa James Gibson ([sic], House of Cards) and scenic designer Louisa Thomspon, (Washeteria, Blasted), who have each been at the heart of some of the most memorable productions in the company's 42-year history and whose pioneering work for Soho Rep. has brought critical acclaim, both to the theater and to their own work. (more...)

Signature to Stage Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Edward Albee in 2017-18Signature to Stage Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Edward Albee in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The 2017-18 Signature Theatre Season will feature plays by three Pulitzer Prize-winners and the New York premiere of a play by one of its new Residency Five playwrights, the company announced today. (more...)

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...)

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 - Dec 3, 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...)

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! Plays The Bushwick StarrWilliam Burke's FURRY! / LA FURIA! Plays The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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...)

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...)

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