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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...)

Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead UNDERLAND at 59E59 TheatersORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead UNDERLAND at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes terraNOVA Collective with the NY premiere of UNDERLAND, written by Alexandra Collier and directed by Mia Rovegno. UNDERLAND begins performances on Friday, April 3 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 25. Press opening is Saturday, April 11 at 8:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Sets Lineup for 20th Annual SUMMERWORKS, Kicking Off in MayClubbed Thumb Sets Lineup for 20th Annual SUMMERWORKS, Kicking Off in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. Now in its 20th season, SUMMERWORKS will run May 20th through June 29th at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan, and will feature productions of three new plays: D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH by Jerry Lieblich, directed by Lee Sunday Evans; CARD AND GIFT by Kate E. Ryan, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll; and MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by Will Davis. Festival passes are now on sale at https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb/store/passes. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (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...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Receipt of Two Grants to Support World Premiere of THE LONG WALKOpera Saratoga Announces Receipt of Two Grants to Support World Premiere of THE LONG WALK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today that the company has received two important new grants to help support the world premiere of The Long Walk, a new opera by composer Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, based on the critically acclaimed memoir of war and homecoming by Brian Castner. (more...)

BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) to Play Long Wharf Theatre, 3/25-4/19BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) to Play Long Wharf Theatre, 3/25-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee, directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting, from March 25 through April 19. (more...)

Swados & Courtney's New Musical THE NOMAD Begins Tonight at The FleaSwados & Courtney's New Musical THE NOMAD Begins Tonight at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Flea Theater will present the World Premiere of THE NOMAD, a new musical with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Elizabeth Swados and Guggenheim Fellow Erin Courtney, composed & directed by Swados. Performances begin tonight, February 19. The production runs through April 6, 2015. (more...)

Theater Wit Extends 'MR. BURNS' Through 3/22Theater Wit Extends 'MR. BURNS' Through 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Theater Wit announced today a three-week extension of the company's smash hit production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Anne Washburn's comedy/drama/musical about a post-apocalyptic world comforted by memories of 'The Simpsons.' (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Stage West to Present THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, Begin. 2/19Stage West to Present THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, Begin. 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Could you have a meaningful relationship with someone like Siri? Would you want an actual relationship with an artificial intelligence, no matter how perfect? This is just one of the questions posed in Madeleine George's clever, time-jumping Pulitzer Prize finalist, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, beginning a 5-week run on Thursday, February 19. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

SoSE's IF YOU CAN GET TO BUFFALO Opens 3/14SoSE's IF YOU CAN GET TO BUFFALO Opens 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Son of Semele Ensemble (SoSE) will present the West Coast premiere of Trish Harnetiaux's If You Can Get to Buffalo, an exploration of "A Rape in Cyberspace" by Julian Dibbell, opening March 14, 2015, at the Son of Semele Theater. (more...)

Frances Black Projects to Present COMMEDIA DELL'ARTICHOKE, 2/22-24Frances Black Projects to Present COMMEDIA DELL'ARTICHOKE, 2/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Frances Black Project presents, Commedia dell'Artichoke, a bi-monthly show created and performed by Carter Gill and Tommy Russell. Performed in classic commedia dell'arte mask, these two Yale Drama trained actors create a world of characters, such as Pulicinella, Tartaglia and Zanni, who live and work in a pizza shop in New York City. It's a story about following your dreams, being your own boss and the chaos that must ensue. February 22, 23 and 24 at 9:30pm at Artichoke Basille's Pizza, 114 10th Avenue (at 17th Street). General admission tickets are $30 and include a slice and drink of choice. Reserved seating is $40. Tickets are available online at http://www.francesblackprojects.com/#current-projects. The following performances with be April 19 & 20 at Artichoke Basille's. (more...)

Geva to Stage World Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!, 2/24-3/22Geva to Stage World Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!, 2/24-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Women in Jeopardy! - a fun and flirtatious new comedy by playwright Wendy MacLeod, directed by Sean Daniels. Women in Jeopardy! begins performances February 24, opens February 28 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through March 22. (more...)

PlayCo to Stage World Premiere of Aya Ogawa's LUDIC PROXYPlayCo to Stage World Premiere of Aya Ogawa's LUDIC PROXY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, will present the world premiere of writer-director Aya Ogawa's Ludic Proxy, which PlayCo commissioned after producing Ogawa's translation of Toshiki Okada's play Enjoy (2010) to acclaim. (more...)

TCG Reveals Latest Round of Global Connections RecipientsTCG Reveals Latest Round of Global Connections Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients for the latest round of Global Connections. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this grant program encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange through ON the ROAD grants to foster new relationships with international colleagues and IN the LAB grants to further pre-existing international collaborations. Now in its fourth year, this round of the Global Connections program awarded a total of $33,045 to seven projects through ON the ROAD and a total of $30,000 to three projects through IN the LAB, with over $400,000 awarded to date. (more...)

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