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Breakthrough Theatre to Present THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, 2/19-29Breakthrough Theatre to Present THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, 2/19-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Wendy Wasserstein play, 'The Heidi Chronicles', from February 19-29, 2016. (more...)

New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

32 Actors, 8 Writers, and 8 Directors will gather at Abingdon Theatre Company for an entire weekend of pure creativity to produce FETE 24. (more...)

Scripps Ranch Theatre Announces New Works StudioScripps Ranch Theatre Announces New Works Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Scripps Ranch Theatre announced the inaugural year of their New Works Studio as well as 2016 participating playwrights. The first collaborative meeting will take place Sunday, February 7th. (more...)

CONNECTED with Gus Birney & Ella Dershowitz to Play 59E59 TheatersCONNECTED with Gus Birney & Ella Dershowitz to Play 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Project Y with the New York premiere of CONNECTED, written by Lia Romeo and directed by Michole Biancosino. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program Enlists Playwright Madeleine GeorgeDramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program Enlists Playwright Madeleine George
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund (DGF) announces that playwright Madeleine George will conduct a master class with students and early career writers at the College of Charleston (66 George Street Charleston, South Carolina 29424) on February 5th at 4:00 PM, during the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival as part of the Traveling Masters Program. (more...)

Casey Stangl to Helm CLOUD 9 at Antaeus, 3/10-4/24Casey Stangl to Helm CLOUD 9 at Antaeus, 3/10-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Sex and gender. Race and power. Politics and family. Plus Queen Victoria! Antaeus Theatre Company presents Caryl Churchill's outrageous, hilarious and bitingly satirical Cloud 9 in a fully partner-cast production. Casey Stangl directs for a March 10 opening at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo, with low-priced previews beginning March 3. (more...)

MTC to Present THE DISTANCEMTC to Present THE DISTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Award-winning actors Nadine Garner (The Weir), Susan Prior (Puberty Blues) and Katrina Milosevic (Wentworth) star in the Australian premiere of The Distance, an observant and funny new play that examines one of society's biggest taboos. Directed by Leticia Caceres, this play of moral dilemmas and big laughs opens on Thursday 10 March at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Main Street Theater to Continue 40th Season with Regional Premiere of LOVE AND INFORMATIONMain Street Theater to Continue 40th Season with Regional Premiere of LOVE AND INFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Main Street Theater (MST) continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the regional premiere of Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, a whirlwind of 57 scenes about how we love and what we know.† Director Philip Hays describes this unique play as an "onslaught of human moments" with which audiences will easily identify and through which audiences will readily engage with the piece. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces!WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 27, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: IF/THEN gets fresh faces on tour, three shows begin off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's Work Returns to 59E59 Theaters with I AND YOU TonightLauren Gunderson's Work Returns to 59E59 Theaters with I AND YOU Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

59E59 Theaters†welcomes playwright Lauren Gunderson (Bauer) back to the 5A Season with NY premiere of her award-winning play I AND YOU, directed by Sean Daniels, and produced by Merrimack Repertory Theatre in association with Richard Winkler. I AND YOU opens tonight, January 27,†for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 28.† (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Annie Baker's THE FLICK at SteppenwolfPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Annie Baker's THE FLICK at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, THE FLICK. Under the direction of Dexter Bullard, who also directed the Chicago premiere of Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, the cast features Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and Travis Turner as the three hapless employees of THE FLICK movie house. Previews begin February 4 (opening night is February 14; press performances are Saturday, February 13 at 3pm and Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30pm) and runs through May 8, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Dragon Theatre Kicks to Open 16th Season with U.S. DRAGDragon Theatre Kicks to Open 16th Season with U.S. DRAG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Two young women in Manhattan are trying to figure out life after college, but they'll settle for making rent. They join a community advocacy group called SAFE ('Stay Away From Ed') named for an elusive serial attacker terrorizing the city, when they learn there's a big reward for information that leads to his capture. Their SAFE 'friends' include their ruthless, socially stunted roommate; the celebrated author of a fictional memoir; a lonely man who feels a kinship with crime victims; and an 'Ed survivor,' reveling in her fifteen minutes of dubious fame. This black comedy was written by Gina Gionfriddo (After Ashley Dragon 2013, Rapture, Blister, Burn, a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist) and was the winner of the 2001-2002 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for woman playwrights. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Presents Lauren Yee's IN A WORD This WinterStrawdog Theatre Company Presents Lauren Yee's IN A WORD This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company†and Artistic Director†Hank Boland†are proud to announce the third main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season, Lauren Yee's†In A Word,†February 5 - March 19,†directed by†Jess McLeod,†at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. Previews are†Friday, Feb. 5 and 12,†Saturday, Feb. 6 and 13†at 8 p.m.,†Sunday, Feb. 7 and 14†at†4 p.m.†and Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m.†Opening night is†Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.†The regular performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at†4 p.m.†An industry performance is†Monday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. and†a fully accessible performance in conjunction with the Access Project at Victory Gardens is†Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m.* Preview tickets are $15, regular run tickets are $28 and on sale now. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at†strawdog.org†or by calling OvationTix toll-free:†866-811-4111. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present THE REVOLUTIONISTSCincinnati Playhouse to Present THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park unleashes girl-powered comedy with THE REVOLUTIONISTS, Lauren Gunderson's irreverent world premiere about four badass femmes of the French Revolution. THE REVOLUTIONISTS debuts in the Playhouse's Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre Feb. 5 through March 6. (more...)

Waterwell Names 2016 New Works Lab PlaywrightWaterwell Names 2016 New Works Lab Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Waterwell, one of the Village Voice's Best Arguments for Devised Theater and creators of GOODBAR and #9, continues its annual series of developmental workshop productions with a commission by Dael Orlandersmith (Forever, Yellowman, Beauty's Daugther) for its senior Drama Class of 2016 at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). The new play, Some of the Things Inside, will be directed by Allison Talis and will premiere at PPAS in April 2016. (more...)

L.A. Premiere of THE MOUNTAINTOP Begins in FebruaryL.A. Premiere of THE MOUNTAINTOP Begins in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The Matrix Theatre Company honors Black History Month with the Los Angeles premiere of The Mountaintop, directed by Obie Award-winner Roger Guenveur Smith and starring Larry Bates and Danielle Mone Truitt. Recipient of London's 2010 Olivier Award, Katori Hall's gripping and often humorous re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes on new meaning with the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Mountaintop opens at the Matrix Theatre on February 6, with previews beginning January 28. (Scroll all the way down to view links to high resolution photos.) (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of BED, 2/6-3/13Echo Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of BED, 2/6-3/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Next up at the Echo Theater Company: the world premiere of Sheila Callaghan's newest play - a funny, sexy and unconventional romance with music. Jennifer Chambers directs Kate Morgan Chadwick, TW Leshner and Johnathan McClain in BED, opening Feb. 6 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Steppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK Begins in FebruarySteppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK Begins in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Flick. Under the direction of Dexter Bullard, who also directed the Chicago premiere of Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, the cast features Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and Travis Turner as the three hapless employees of The Flick movie house. Previews begin February 4 (opening night is February 14; press performances are Saturday, February 13 at 3pm and Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30pm) and runs through May 8, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 - $89) are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVEBristol Riverside Theatre to Present THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The gulf between what's said and what isn't is at the heart of the sweet and whimsical comedy The Language Archive by Julia Cho, next up at Bristol Riverside Theatre on January 26-February 14.† Directed by Adam Immerwahr, the ensemble cast features Keith Baker, Irungu Mutu, Jo Twiss, Tiffany Villarin, and Julianna Zinkel. (more...)

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