Susan Smith News

WONDERLAND World Premiere Set for Hampstead Theatre, 20 June - 26 July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Hampstead Theatre presents the World Premiere of WONDERLAND by Beth Steel, directed by Edward Hall, and designed by Ashley Martin Davis. The production will run 20 June - 26 July 2014, with an official press night set for Thursday 26 June at 7pm. (more...)

Works by Mike Law, Tanya Barfield & More Set for Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's NPC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today its six new plays selected for development at the 50th annual National Playwrights Conference (NPC): (more...)

Theater Wit Extends 'SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS' Through 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Theater Wit has announced it will extend its current hit Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England through May 17th. (more...)

Backstage BOOK OF MORMON & 'GENTLEMAN'S' Tours, THE VOICE Tickets & More Up for Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced initial details for its 2014 special online Auction. Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Friday, April 11 at 10AM at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons. Online bidding will continue through Monday, April 28 at 8PM. (more...)

SIS Productions Presents West Coast Premiere of IMPENETRABLE, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

SIS Productions presents the full West Coast Premiere of Impenetrable by Mia McCullough, running today, April 11 - May 3, 2014. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater to Stage World Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's THE OLDEST BOY this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater will present the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's new play THE OLDEST BOY this fall. The production, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 16 and open on Monday, November 10 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Blanca Aguero in Aurora Theatre's MARIELA IN THE DESERT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre continues the 2013-2014 Harvel Lab Series with a Teatro del Sol production, Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarias. It is 1950 and artists Mariela and Jose are living an isolated existence in the desert of Northern Mexico, haunted by the ghost of their young son. Jose is very ill and Mariela sends a telegram to their daughter encouraging her to come home. Where once the walls were beautifully decorated, now only one painting remains, and it is shrouded in mystery. This play will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles. This production features an amazing cast including the stunning Blanca Aguero in the title role of Mariela and Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez as her husband, the ailing artist Jose. Scroll down to see some pictures of Blanca Aguero from the show! (more...)

New Georges to Present Three World Premieres as Part of JAM ON TOAST Festival, 5/14-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

New Georges will present World Premiere productions by Kate Benson (2014 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission winner), Krista Knight (Salamander Leviathan at Joe's Pub; Clementine and the Cyber Ducks at Incubator Arts Project), and Caroline V. McGraw (2013 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow) as part of The New Georges Jam On Toast, a brand-new festival featuring work by The New Georges Jam, a 'performance gym' for early-career female playwrights and directors founded in 2010 by Lucy Alibar, Jess Chayes, and Portia Krieger. (more...)

Segal Centre to Close Season with TOP GIRLS, 4/27-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to close its 2013-2014 English Theatre season with Caryl Churchill's influential British play Top Girls, directed by Micheline Chevrier and featuring an all-female cast led by Laura Condlln and Leni Parker. Presented in the Segal Theatre from April 27th - May 18th, 2014. (more...)

Tarragon to Premiere SOLICITING TEMPTATION, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents the world premiere of Soliciting Temptation by Governor General Award winner and Tarragon playwright-in-residence Erin Shields. Directed by Tarragon's Assistant Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson, this compelling drama shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love. Starring Soulpepper stalwart Derek Boyes and emerging artist Miriam Fernandes, Soliciting Temptation opens tonight, April 9 and runs to May 4 (with previews from April 1) in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)

Theater Wit Wins Rights to Chicago Debut of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, Set for Jan 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler has confirmed Theater Wit has secured the exclusive rights to present the Midwest premiere of Anne Washburn's unforgettable new work, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. (more...)

Plays by Jess Brickman, Molly Smith Metzler and P. Seth Bauer Set for Bay Street Theatre's New Works Festival, 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

BAY STREET THEATRE NEW WORKS FESTIVAL will take place on April 25-27 at the Bay Street Theatre on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY. The Festival is produced in Association with SPACE on Ryder Farm. The media sponsor for the festival is Dan's Papers Literary Prize Contest. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Blanca Aguero in Aurora Theatre's MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Aurora Theatre continues the 2013-2014 Harvel Lab Series with a Teatro del Sol production, Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarias. It is 1950 and artists Mariela and Jose are living an isolated existence in the desert of Northern Mexico, haunted by the ghost of their young son. Jose is very ill and Mariela sends a telegram to their daughter encouraging her to come home. Where once the walls were beautifully decorated, now only one painting remains, and it is shrouded in mystery. This play will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles. This production features an amazing cast including the stunning Blanca Aguero in the title role of Mariela and Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez as her husband, the ailing artist Jose. Scroll down to see some pictures of Blanca Aguero from the show! (more...)

Boston Court and Rattlestick's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present Everything You Touch, by Shelia Callaghan, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. Opening night is Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO Plays Stage West, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

What happens when a strapping young Englishman suddenly finds he has become a woman? It's an amazing journey, to say the very least, in Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's sweeping and witty Orlando, beginning a 5-week run at Stage West tonight, April 3. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Stages DEAR ELIZABETH, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents the regional premiere of Dear Elizabeth running today, April 2-27 on the Steinbright Stage. Lisa Rothe directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Canadian Rep to Present Judith Thompson's WATCHING GLORY DIE, Begin. 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Canadian Rep Theatre presents the world premiere production of Watching Glory Die written and performed by one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, Judith Thompson, in a solo tour de force role directed by Artistic Director Ken Gass. Ripped from the headlines, this riveting portrait of three inextricably linked women opens May 17 and runs to June 1 (previewing from May 15) at Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs. Tickets are available by calling 416.368.3110 or by visiting www.canadianrep.ca . (more...)

Tarragon Premieres SOLICITING TEMPTATION, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents the world premiere of Soliciting Temptation by Governor General Award winner and Tarragon playwright-in-residence Erin Shields. Directed by Tarragon's Assistant Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson, this compelling drama shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love. Starring Soulpepper stalwart Derek Boyes and emerging artist Miriam Fernandes, Soliciting Temptation opens Wednesday, April 9 and runs to May 4 (with previews from tonight, April 1) in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)

YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor-continues its 35th anniversary season with a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's 1957 opera Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, in one performance only, tonight, March 29, 2014, at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. (more...)

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