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Fernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning ProgramsFernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced a New Play Commissioning Program and New Musical Commissioning Program, through which the Festival will commission and develop three to five projects annually from playwrights, composers and collaborative devisers from across the career spectrum. The program launches with inaugural artists Fernanda Coppel (whose new play King Liz premieres this summer at Second Stage), Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, which just finished an acclaimed run at the Atlantic Theater Company), and Benjamin Scheuer (creator of the current Off Broadway hit The Lion). Each commission also includes a writing residency at Williamstown Theatre Festival. (more...)

Amanda Seyfried Talks Fear of Singing Live, Off-Broadway Stage Debut & WICKED Movie DreamsAmanda Seyfried Talks Fear of Singing Live, Off-Broadway Stage Debut & WICKED Movie Dreams
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2015

The actress admits that the idea of taking on the role of Glinda in a film adaptation of Broadway's long-running hit WICKED is something she's had her eye on for quite some time. (more...)

VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Recalls Awful 'Annie' Audition on JON STEWARTVIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Recalls Awful 'Annie' Audition on JON STEWART
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Amanda Seyfried recently appeared on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART to discuss her new film, 'While We're Young', and recalled an awful audition in Philadelphia that led her to learn how to sing. (more...)

Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterTracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Public Theater begins previews for the New York premiere of BUZZER tonight, March 24. Written by Tracey Scott Wilson, BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. Directed by Obie award winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER will run in The Public's Martinson Theater through Sunday, April 26, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

Warehouse Theatre to Present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, 4/10-18Warehouse Theatre to Present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, 4/10-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Warehouse Theatre Company will present the Columbus premiere of Rajiv Joseph's dark comedy Gruesome Playground Injuries as part of its 2015 POP-UP Theatre series. The production will open Friday, April 10 and continue through Saturday, April 18, 2015 at AJ's Cafe, 152 East State Street. (more...)

Penn State Centre Stage to Present DOGFIGHT, 4/1-11Penn State Centre Stage to Present DOGFIGHT, 4/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Penn State Centre Stage will present the award-winning musical, Dogfight, April 1-11 at the Downtown Theatre Centre. With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan, the production will be directed by Richard Roland, music directed by Jordan Jones-Reese, and will feature an exciting cast of current Penn State students. (more...)

Breaking News: Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert & More Will Lead All-Star Cast of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill PlayhouseBreaking News: Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert & More Will Lead All-Star Cast of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. (more...)

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES Begins Next Month at Teatro CirculoGRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES Begins Next Month at Teatro Circulo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

F.I.T.R. Productions presents Gruesome Playground Injuries, a dark, mystical and arresting love story by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). Ash Mayfair directs Priyank Rastogi and Jaz Zepatos. Fourteen performances will be staged at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street (bet. Bowery & Second Avenue) in NYC from April 10-26, 2015. (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award TonightStephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy recently announced the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. A reception will be held in their honor in New York City tonight, March 19, 2015. (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Win 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights AwardStephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Win 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy are pleased to announce the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Jason Robert Brown revealed in concert on Friday night at SubCulture in New York City that he is at work on a new musical adaptation of the 1992 Tom Hanks film, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. No word yet as to when we may hear the Tony Award-winner's score or who else is on the creative team. (more...)

Executive Director Ellen Richard to Exit A.C.T.Executive Director Ellen Richard to Exit A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Ellen Richard, Executive Director of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization after five years at the helm. Richard will depart in spring 2015. (more...)

Neil LaBute, Halley Feiffer and More to Address Censorship in PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This JuneNeil LaBute, Halley Feiffer and More to Address Censorship in PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Later This Month at The Public TheaterTracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Later This Month at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of BUZZER on Tuesday, March 24. Written by Tracey Scott Wilson, BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. Directed by Obie award winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER will run in The Public's Martinson Theater through Sunday, April 26, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 8Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 8
by - Mar 8, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 8, 2015. (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre to Present 'EVOLUTION OF INTERNET MARKETING' Panel, 3/26TRU and The Players Theatre to Present 'EVOLUTION OF INTERNET MARKETING' Panel, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the March panel, The Evolution of Internet Marketing: What It Can (and Can't) Do for Your Show, on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor Loft Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; the presentation starts at 7:30pm. (more...)

MCC Theater Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...'MCC Theater Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced the final production of its four-show 2015-16 Main Stage Season, which runs August 2015 through June 2016. Playwright Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard) will make her MCC Theater debut with her play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Trip Cullman returns to direct after helming this season's critically acclaimed hit Punk Rock. Full details below. This also marks the reunion of Feiffer and Cullman following their hit production of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard at the Atlantic Theater Company in early 2015. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be HonoredJesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards, which will celebrate 30 years of recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM EST. The program will be co-hosted by Emmy Award Nominees Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep," Broadway's upcoming "Living on Love"). (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play! (more...)

'HAMS AT HEART' Showcases Songs of Kinosian & Blair at 54 Below Tonight'HAMS AT HEART' Showcases Songs of Kinosian & Blair at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Hams at Heart: The Best Musical Theater Writers of Our Time... Perform the Songs of Kinosian and Blair. Everyone knows there's no hammier ham than a writer, but writers don't usually get to perform work other than their own... UNTIL NOW! tonight, March 4, 2015, some of the best musical theatre composers and writers in the biz will perform the songs of Kinosian and Blair (Murder For Two). (more...)

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