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Genesis Theatrical Productions Unveils its Best Season Ever for 2017Genesis Theatrical Productions Unveils its Best Season Ever for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Chicago's own Genesis Theatrical Productions, a leader in new and unique theatre celebrates women with three outstanding plays by and about women.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Odyssey Theatre's WAITING FOR GRACEPhoto Flash: First Look at Odyssey Theatre's WAITING FOR GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

What if true love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth. Waiting for Graceopens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12, directed by Lee Costello. (more...)


by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Sharon Sharth's Award-Winning Comedy WAITING FOR GRACE Offers Controversial Look at Love and MarriageSharon Sharth's Award-Winning Comedy WAITING FOR GRACE Offers Controversial Look at Love and Marriage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

What if true love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth. Waiting for Grace opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12, directed by Lee Costello. (more...)

THE FOREIGNER, URINETOWN, CONSTELLATIONS Set for Annie Russell Theatre's 84th SeasonTHE FOREIGNER, URINETOWN, CONSTELLATIONS Set for Annie Russell Theatre's 84th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Annie Russell Theatre, the longest running theatre in Central Florida, announces their 84th season! (more...)

2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announces Six Winning Plays2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announces Six Winning Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2016 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition. (more...)

Playwrights George Brant, Gretchen Cryer & Josh Harmon Among Judges for 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalPlaywrights George Brant, Gretchen Cryer & Josh Harmon Among Judges for 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, takes place August 9 - 14 at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). Chosen from 1,500 submissions from the U.S. and abroad, 30 finalist plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length, will be presented. (more...)

Samuel French 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Kicks Off TomorrowSamuel French 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, takes place August 9 - 14 at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). (more...)

Playwrights George Brant, Gretchen Cryer & Josh Harmon Among Judges for 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalPlaywrights George Brant, Gretchen Cryer & Josh Harmon Among Judges for 2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, takes place August 9 - 14 at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). Chosen from 1,500 submissions from the U.S. and abroad, 30 finalist plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length, will be presented. (more...)

Infinite Variety Productions to Return to FringeNYC with Alla Ilyasova's SVETLYACHKIInfinite Variety Productions to Return to FringeNYC with Alla Ilyasova's SVETLYACHKI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Infinite Variety Productions and Colleen Britt (Claire's Room, 2006; Photosynthesis, 2009) return to the New York International Fringe Festival with newcomer Alla Ilyasova's lyrical tale of dark secrets, White guards, Young Leninists, Tsarist treasures, and lightning bugs. (more...)

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Play Festival Reveals 2016 FinalistsSamuel French Off Off Broadway Play Festival Reveals 2016 Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, announces the 30 finalists for its 41st festival.  Chosen from 1,500 submissions from the U.S. and abroad, these 30 plays will be presented during a week-long festival August 9 - 14. All performances will take place at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). (more...)

THE FOREIGNER, URINETOWN, CONSTELLATIONS Set for Annie Russell Theatre's 84th SeasonTHE FOREIGNER, URINETOWN, CONSTELLATIONS Set for Annie Russell Theatre's 84th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Annie Russell Theatre, the longest running theatre in Central Florida, announces their 84th season! (more...)

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Presents A PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening May 6Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Presents A PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening May 6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) concludes its 15th season dedicated to the woman's voice, and its ongoing mission of "performance with a purpose," with Shirley Lauro's A Piece of My Heart, directed by CDE fellow Victoria Alvarez-Chacon, and described by the Association of Vietnam Veterans of America as "the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation."  A Piece of My Heart follows tells the true experiences of six women working in Vietnam during wartime. The powerful accounts of these women - five nurses and one country western singer - take place before, during and after Vietnam, and each story concludes with a personal token left at the memorial wall in Washington.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CDE's A PIECE OF MY HEARTPhoto Flash: First Look at CDE's A PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) concludes its 15th season dedicated to the woman's voice, and its ongoing mission of "performance with a purpose," with Shirley Lauro's A Piece of My Heart, directed by CDE fellow Victoria Alvarez-Chacon, and described by the Association of Vietnam Veterans of America as "the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation." Scroll down for a first look at the production! (more...)

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Presents A PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening May 6Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Presents A PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening May 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) concludes its 15th season dedicated to the woman's voice, and its ongoing mission of "performance with a purpose," with Shirley Lauro's A Piece of My Heart, directed by CDE fellow Victoria Alvarez-Chacon, and described by the Association of Vietnam Veterans of America as "the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation."  A Piece of My Heart follows tells the true experiences of six women working in Vietnam during wartime. The powerful accounts of these women - five nurses and one country western singer - take place before, during and after Vietnam, and each story concludes with a personal token left at the memorial wall in Washington.  (more...)

Glenn Seven Allen, Julie Benko, Leah Horowitz and More Set for Red Fern Theatre BenefitGlenn Seven Allen, Julie Benko, Leah Horowitz and More Set for Red Fern Theatre Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Red Fern Theatre Company presents VOICES OF THE CITY - A Benefit Concert featuring the music of Kristen Lee Rosenfeld on Monday, February 29, 2016, at 7:30pm at the Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street). (more...)

Infinite Variety Productions to Premiere Sean Michael Welch's INSIGNIFICANT at The Kraine in DecemberInfinite Variety Productions to Premiere Sean Michael Welch's INSIGNIFICANT at The Kraine in December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Infinite Variety Productions' World Premiere of Sean Michael Welch's historical drama Insignificant, directed by Colleen Britt. The production will run December 3-19 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. Tickets ($18; $15 students & seniors) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. The show runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with intermission. (more...)

UrbanTopaz Multimedia to Present World Premiere of SELECTION DAY This FallUrbanTopaz Multimedia to Present World Premiere of SELECTION DAY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Award Winning Playwright, Paul Buzinskis' new play, SELECTION DAY, will have its World Premiere at Theatre 54, September 19th - October 3rd. (more...)

40th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival to be Held in August40th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival to be Held in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, announces the 30 finalists for its 40th Anniversary of the Festival.  Chosen from over 1,500 submissions (a record breaking number) from the U.S. and abroad, these 30 plays will be presented during a week-long festival August 6th-9th. All performances will take place at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Going After THE COAL DIAMOND and LONE STARBWW Reviews: Going After THE COAL DIAMOND and LONE STAR
by Amanda Finn - Mar 2, 2015

Cultivating a night of two shows that really show the drastic differences between how men and women deal with uncomfortable situations, the Sun Prairie Civic Theatre presented "A Night of Bridge and Beer" this past weekend. Featuring two one acts, The Coal Diamond by Shirley Lauro and Lone Star by James McLure, SPCT brought in a lot of fans who were ready for a fun evening. (more...)

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