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Tony Kushner, Michael Frayn and Beth Steel Announced for Hampstead Theatre Autumn SeasonTony Kushner, Michael Frayn and Beth Steel Announced for Hampstead Theatre Autumn Season
by Marianka Swain - May 27, 2016

The Hampstead Theatre has announced its Autumn season 2016 for the Main Stage. Leading off in September is the world premiere of Beth Steel's compelling new thriller LABYRINTH, directed by Anna Ledwich. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Adds New Series FLEABAG to Its LineupAmazon Prime Video Adds New Series FLEABAG to Its Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Amazon has added the half hour series FLEABAG, to its lineup of Amazon Original Series, which is scheduled premiere on Prime Video in the US this fall. (more...)

Amazon Picks Up Comedy Series FLEABAGAmazon Picks Up Comedy Series FLEABAG
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Amazon has added THE HALF HOUR series Fleabag, to its lineup of Amazon Original Series, which is scheduled premiere on Prime Video in the US this fall. Written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Crashing, Broadchurch), Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman (Waller-Bridge), as she hurls herself at modern living in London. The show is based on Waller-Bridge's play Fleabag, which won an Edinburgh FRINGE First Award, the Critics' Circle and Off-West End Awards for Most Promising Playwright and a Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE NETHER at Alley TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE NETHER at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd presents THE NETHER, a play written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Gregory Boyd and James Black. THE NETHER runs now through May 29 in the Neuhaus Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: I AND YOU Tugs at Hearts at Stages RepertoryBWW Review: I AND YOU Tugs at Hearts at Stages Repertory
by Alexander Garza - May 16, 2016

Anthony unexpectedly appears in his classmate's room to seek her help in completing a project, the night before it is due. Through an emotionally tumultuous journey, they delve into the mysteries of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass", unaware that something deeper has brought them together. I AND YOU won the 2014 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award and was a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist. The play, directed by Seth Gordon and starring Melissa Molano and Mateo Mpindzi-Mott, is making its regional premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre and will close May 22. (more...)

19 Musical Theatre Writers Announced for This Summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat19 Musical Theatre Writers Announced for This Summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the 19 writers and 9 new musicals selected for this summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat residencies.  For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 26, each writing team will have a weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their new musical. This year's writers include New York Drama Critics award winner Brian Crawley, Tony nominee Hunter Foster, 2016 Kleban award winner Daniel Goldstein, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist Michele Lowe, Arlen award winner Georgia Stitt, Fred Ebb award winner Adam Gwon, and New Dramatists Loewe Award winner Sarah Hammond. The 9 musicals were selected from among 95 applicants by a distinguished panel: Kent Nicholson of Playwrights Horizons, Donna Lynn Hilton of Goodspeed Musicals, Barbara Pasternack of Theatreworks USA, Steve Stettler of Weston Playhouse, Mara Isaacs of Octopus Theatricals, Drama Desk nominated composer Neil Bartram, and Robert Zukerman, former Director of Theatre at the New York State Council on the Arts.  (more...)

The Hole in the Wall Theater to Present THE PIRATES OF PENZANCEThe Hole in the Wall Theater to Present THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, will present Gilbert & Sullivan's classical masterpiece, The Pirates of Penzance, as its' fifth show of the 2015-2016 season.  Performances run Fridays & Saturdays May 20th  through June 11th  at 8:00pm with two Sunday matinees on May 22nd and June 5th  at 2:00pm.   (more...)

Little Fish Theatre's THE CLEAN HOUSE Opens 6/10Little Fish Theatre's THE CLEAN HOUSE Opens 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

? Little Fish Theatre is excited to present The Clean House as its sixth production of 2016.  This whimsical Pulitzer Prize nominated play was written by MacArthur Fellowship winner Sarah Ruhl, who was also the recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, which is awarded annually to the best English-language play written by a woman.    (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRAND CONCOURSE at Artists RepPhoto Flash: First Look at GRAND CONCOURSE at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre is delighted to bring the West Coast premiere of the comedic and touching GRAND CONCOURSE to Portland audiences. This tragicomedy is written by Pacific Northwest native Heidi Schreck, a graduate of the University of Oregon, who is now an award-winning playwright and acclaimed TV writer. With GRAND CONCOURSE, Schreck was a 2015 finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and a nominee for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Award. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights HorizonsGregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This SpringTarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)

Theater Schmeater to Present Heidi Schreck's CREATURE, Opening 5/27Theater Schmeater to Present Heidi Schreck's CREATURE, Opening 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Theater Schmeater is pleased to present Heidi Schreck's enigmatic play Creature, opening on Friday May 27th, and running on Thursday Fridays and Saturdays until June 25th. A Seattle native, Ms. Schreck has found success on the East Coast as a playwright, and this early play is the first of her work to be produced in NYC. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THISWindy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

THE MAIDS, DRY LAND & More Set for Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company's 2016-17 SeasonTHE MAIDS, DRY LAND & More Set for Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

 Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company today announced that its 2016-2017 season will feature a world premiere, as well as the regional premiere of a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist.   (more...)

Playwrights Horizons' Annual Auction Opens Today: Bid for HAMILTON Meet & Greet, People's Choice Awards Tickets & More!Playwrights Horizons' Annual Auction Opens Today: Bid for HAMILTON Meet & Greet, People's Choice Awards Tickets & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2016 Online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items, getaways, theater tickets, sports items, celebrity meet and greets, celebrity experiences  and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 3 at 12 Noon at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons.  Online bidding will continue through Thursday, May 19.  (more...)

New York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary SeasonNew York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm is pleased to announce its 2016-17 10th anniversary season. Over the past decade, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

Martin's 'PICASSO,' Morisseau's SKELETON CREW & More Set for The Old Globe's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Announced OCTOBER SKY!Martin's 'PICASSO,' Morisseau's SKELETON CREW & More Set for The Old Globe's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Announced OCTOBER SKY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Old Globe today shared its 2016-2017 Season, including world and West Coast premieres, second looks, comic favorites, plays with music, classics-and, of course, Shakespeare and the Mean Old Grinch return again too! (more...)

Soho Rep Once More Extends REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.Soho Rep Once More Extends REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

In response to popular and critical acclaim, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, announces a second and final extension of the U.S. premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to May 22. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Stage U.S. Premiere of THE DISTANCEHaven Theatre Company to Stage U.S. Premiere of THE DISTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Haven Theatre Company announces the United States premiere of Deborah Bruce's THE DISTANCE, directed by Elly Green, at the West Stage within the Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark St., May 20 - June 26. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2016 INK'D LineupThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2016 INK'D Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, presents the line up for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. Running May 17-20 at 7pm, The Realm will present staged readings of new work by 2015-16 Writing Fellows Sam Chanse, Lauren Feldman, Jonathan Payne, and David Zax. INK'D exemplifies The Realm's ever-expanding commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

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