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Colt Coeur Sets #PARITYPLAYSFEST, DRY LAND Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

This past year, a brand-new organization called The Kilroys solicited nominations from over 140 theatre professionals (primarily artistic directors and literary managers) for their favorite new plays by female-identified playwrights. In June they published The List -- the top 46 of these plays. Dry Land was one of the most recommended, and many playwrights Colt Coeur has collaborated with in the past were also on the list. In the spirit of continuing to champion gender parity in the theatre, we are hosting a Festival of Readings of plays by women during the run of Dry Land. The plays included are as follows: (more...)

Jim Ireland, Tina Ivlev, Alice Kremelberg & More to Star in New York Run of Ruby Rae Spiegel's DRY LAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Dry Land, written by Ruby Rae Spiegel and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, is a haunting new play about female friendships and abortion-a hilarious, savage, and deeply truthful portrait of the fears, hopes, and friendships of teenage girls. It is as gut-wrenching as it is funny, and while the play's characters may be young, the challenges facing them are ageless. (more...)

Woodshed Collective to Present EMPIRE TRAVEL AGENCY, Beginning 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Empire Travel Agency (ETA) is a show comprised of performance events ('trips') presented at multiple locations across the city. Featuring a cast of over 20 of New York's brightest performers and musicians, it's designed to allow New Yorkers to experience the city anew by re-imagining diverse pieces of architecture as settings for a series of unexpected happenings. From the Bethesda fountain to the L train, from the Bowery to your bathroom, ETA allows you to travel out of the mundane and into the inspired. (more...)

Ars Nova Now Accepting Applications for Uncharted 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Premier development hub and acclaimed new work producer Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) is now accepting applications for Uncharted, its residency program for burgeoning music/theater makers. (more...)

SHOWGASM, THOSE LOST BOYS, Isaac Oliver and More Set for Ars Nova, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Ars Nova announces an August and September lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater events including fan favorite Showgasm, Those Lost Boys with Frankie J. Alvarez (HBO's Looking), and Isaac Oliver: Intimacy Idiot. Details below! (more...)

Miles Square Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES at Edge Lofts, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

What place do values such as teamwork and loyalty have in today`s constantly changing marketplace? Can a middle-­?aged business owner who clings to these values unite his staff at a weekend retreat and save his small travel agency from the recession? Will a perfectly executed trust fall do the trick? (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

What place do values such as teamwork and loyalty have in today`s constantly changing marketplace? Can a middle-aged business owner who clings to these values unite his staff at a weekend retreat and save his small travel agency from the recession? Will a perfectly executed trust fall do the trick? (more...)

Ars Nova Sets July Programming, Featuring Guy Branum, SHOWGASM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces a July lineup featuring three exciting new comedy, music and theater events. Coming up in July: (All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted) (more...)

Ars Nova Now Accepting Applications for Play Group 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Ars Nova is now accepting applications for Play Group, a vibrant and eclectic group of emerging writers who gather twice a month at Ars Nova to share new work and get peer feedback. The group offers members the chance to develop their plays with peer support; to be inspired by each other's work; to form collaborative relationships; and to build a strong sense of community within Ars Nova. All emerging playwrights are eligible for membership. If selected, new members will be invited to join for a period of two years beginning in January of 2015. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Mile Square Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of Steven Levenson`s comedy Core Values, nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, at the Edge Lofts in Hoboken. (more...)

All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 01, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

Roundabout Underground to Stage Jeff Augustin's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD in 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the next Roundabout Underground production Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, directed by Giovanna Sardelli. The cast and creative team will be announced shortly. Jeff Augustin is Roundabout's Playwright-in-Residence, generously supported by The Tow Foundation. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger & Jimmi Simpson Host Colt Coeur's Spring Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Jimmi Simpson will host Colt Coeur's Spring Benefit tonight, May 21st at 6:30pm at NoMad Loft. The Grand (featuring Cormac Bluestone, Susan Goodwillie, Joe Tippett and Ian Unterman) will perform an acoustic set. The company will also announce their 5th world premiere production at this event. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger & Jimmi Simpson to Host Colt Coeur's Spring Benefit, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Jimmi Simpson will host Colt Coeur's Spring Benefit to be held Wednesday, May 21st at 6:30pm at NoMad Loft. The Grand (featuring Cormac Bluestone, Susan Goodwillie, Joe Tippett and Ian Unterman) will perform an acoustic set. The company will also announce their 5th world premiere production at this event. (more...)

The Flea Extends THE MYSTERIES Through 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced the extension of the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of the Bible. Playwrights commissioned by Jim Simpson and Carol Ostrow including Tony Award and Academy Award winners and nominees David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and Jeff Whitty; Flea alumni, Mallery Avidon, Trista Baldwin, Erin Courtney, Yussef El Guindi, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, Nick Jones, Qui Nguyen, and Jenny Schwartz; and a host of notable newcomers, Marc Acito, Johnna Adams, Liz Duffy Adams, Bill Cain, CollaborationTown, Jorge Ignacio Cortiņas, Eisa Davis, Gabriel Jason Dean, Chris Dimond, Madeleine George, Kate Gersten, Sevan K. Greene, Kirsten Greenidge, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Lucas Hnath, Ann Marie Healy, Meghan Kennedy, Kimber Lee, Kenneth Lin, Laura Marks, Ellen McLaughlin, Michael Mitnick, Don Nguyen, Dael Orlandersmith, A. Rey Pamatmat, Max Posner, Kate Moira Ryan, Najla Said, Jordan Seavey, Matthew Stephen Smith, Lloyd Suh, Jason Williamson and Bess Wohl join together to tell the entire History of Man's Salvation in 52 episodes from The Fall of Lucifer through and including Judgment Day. (more...)

Outer Critics Circle Announces 2013-14 Award Winners - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Leads Pack; Followed by BULLETS & MENAGERIE
by BWW Special Coverage - May 12, 2014

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2013-14 season in 24 categories. (more...)

2014 Drama Desk Award Nominations - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Leads with 12; Followed by BRIDGES, FUN HOME, ALADDIN, ROCKY & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 25, 2014

Eligibility and award category designations for the productions under consideration this season were determined by the Drama Desk board of directors with recommendations from the nominating committee. Because of the abundance of great work throughout the season, the Board also authorized the increase in the number of nominees allowed in select categories. (more...)

2014 Award Season is Here!
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Apr 22, 2014

Congratulations to all our nominees so far this awards season! (more...)

First Award Noms of the Year! 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced! Gentleman's Guide Leads with 11 Noms...
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 22, 2014

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced the nominees this morning for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More Attend Ars Nova's DIAMOND BALL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

On April 7, Ars Nova hosted their Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit. The evening honored Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. Scroll down to see some photos from the event! (more...)

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