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Actors Theatre of Louisville to Premiere New Work by Sarah Ruhl at 2015 Humana FestivalActors Theatre of Louisville to Premiere New Work by Sarah Ruhl at 2015 Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce that Sarah Ruhl's For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday will receive its world premiere at Actors Theatre of Louisville during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays. For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and will be directed by Les Waters and performed in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. The production will begin previews on March 8, open on March 10 and run through April 10, 2016. (more...)

SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at NorthlightSHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens May 15 and 16, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Southern California Premiere of AFTER THE REVOLUTIONPhoto Flash: First Look at the Southern California Premiere of AFTER THE REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Chance Theater is delighted to present the Southern California premiere of powerful drama about a fragmented family After The Revolution. (more...)

DRY LAND, CAIN + ABEL, MURDER BALLAD and More Set for The Wilbury Group's 2015-16 SeasonDRY LAND, CAIN + ABEL, MURDER BALLAD and More Set for The Wilbury Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Wilbury Theatre Group's Founding Artistic Director Josh Short has announced the Group's 2015-16 season, including a new drama from one of New York's most promising young playwrights, the world premiere of a new play by Wilbury playwright-in-residence Ben Jolivet, two of the most acclaimed off-Broadway musicals of the last few years, an irreverent new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, and the New England premiere of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for FIVE PLAYS BY STEVEN CARL MCCASLAND at The Clarion TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for FIVE PLAYS BY STEVEN CARL MCCASLAND at The Clarion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Five plays by Steven Carl McCasland will be presented in repertory during a month-long celebration of the young playwright. Each play focuses on a different character from history, with a cast of 25 portraying such historical figures as Laurette Taylor, Rose Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Agatha Christie, Joseph Goebbels, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and John F. Kennedy. Performances begin May 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

AFTER THE REVOLUTION Begins This Weekend at Chance TheaterAFTER THE REVOLUTION Begins This Weekend at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Chance Theater is delighted to present the Southern California premiere of powerful drama about a fragmented family After The Revolution. Written by Pulitzer finalist Amy Herzog (4,000 Miles), and directed by Chance Theater Founding Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen. After The Revolution will preview from April 10 through April 17, regular performances will begin April 18 and continue through May 10 on the Main Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Horizons' IOWA!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Horizons' IOWA!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Apr 14, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, 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, opened last night, April 13, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: IOWA Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: IOWA Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, 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 Almond & Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IOWA, Opening Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsPhoto Flash: First Look at IOWA, Opening Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, 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, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Commissions Play About FergusonRepertory Theatre of St. Louis Commissions Play About Ferguson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Rep is commissioning Dael Orlandersmith to compose and perform a solo performance about Ferguson, Missouri. Orlandersmith is in the very early stages of writing the work now. Currently untitled, the play will tell the story of an 85-year old woman who has lived her entire life in Ferguson, Missouri, witnessing the various physical, demographic and social changes, culminating with the recent events that have made the town the subject of a national conversation. (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, 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, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

CUA Drama to Present Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTSCUA Drama to Present Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The CUA Department of Drama presents "The Revolutionists," a new play by Lauren Gunderson, exploring feminism, violence, and the French Revolution. (more...)

Playwright Sarah Ruhl Set for Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, 4/29Playwright Sarah Ruhl Set for Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The Villanova University Theatre Department has announced the 9th annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, featuring a keynote address by internationally renowned playwright Sarah Ruhl. This year's conference will be held on Wednesday, April 29th 2015 at Villanova University, and centers on the theme "Rewriting Histories: Rewriting the Past and the Plays of Sarah Ruhl." (more...)

Faye Rothstein Speaks ON BEHALF OF THE WIDOWFaye Rothstein Speaks ON BEHALF OF THE WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

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Silver Spring Stage to Present THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, 4/10-5/2Silver Spring Stage to Present THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, 4/10-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Silver Spring Stage presents The Language Archive by Julia Cho, directed by Joseph Coracle and produced by Bob Scott, a sweet-tempered and eloquent comedy of a coldhearted scholar trying to rescue a dying language while his marriage is falling apart is surprisingly warmed by the discovery of love. The Language Archive will perform weekends April 10 to May 2, 2015. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Cast for Staged Reading of SILENCE Including Gregory Boover, Doria Bramante, Caroline Calkins and MoreWAM Theatre Announces Cast for Staged Reading of SILENCE Including Gregory Boover, Doria Bramante, Caroline Calkins and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

WAM Theatre has just announced the cast for their staged reading of SILENCE by Moira Buffini, the first reading in the 2015 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. The inaugural series last year sold out, and whetted audience appetites for more professional readings of plays that explore the lives and experiences of women and girls. (more...)

The Wilbury Group Sets 2015-16 Season: DRY LAND, Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM & MoreThe Wilbury Group Sets 2015-16 Season: DRY LAND, Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Wilbury Theatre Group's Founding Artistic Director Josh Short has announced the Group's 2015-16 season, including a new drama from one of New York's most promising young playwrights, the world premiere of a new play by Wilbury playwright-in-residence Ben Jolivet, two of the most acclaimed off-Broadway musicals of the last few years, an irreverent new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, and the New England premiere of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, ALL THE WAY, THE NETHER and More Set for Alley Theatre's First Season in Newly Renovated SpaceONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, ALL THE WAY, THE NETHER and More Set for Alley Theatre's First Season in Newly Renovated Space
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announces 6 of the 8 plays that will comprise its 2015-2016 Inaugural Season in the renovated theatre. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden Leads UNDERLAND, Beginning Tonight at 59E59 TheatersORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden Leads UNDERLAND, Beginning Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes terraNOVA Collective with the NY premiere of UNDERLAND, written by Alexandra Collier and directed by Mia Rovegno. UNDERLAND begins performances tonight, April 3 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 25. Press opening is Saturday, April 11 at 8:15 PM. (more...)

FST to Open 2014-15 Burdick Reading Series This MonthFST to Open 2014-15 Burdick Reading Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Florida Studio Theatre announces its annual Richard and Betty Burdick New Play Reading Series, which will present three new staged readings by contemporary American playwrights. The series will take place in the Keating Theatre on Saturday, April 25 at 2:00pm, Saturday, May 2 at 2:00pm, and Saturday, May 9 at 2:00pm, and is part of FST's Sarasota Festival of New Plays. Tickets for the series are 3 staged readings for $25, or individual readings for $10. Additionally, FRIENDS of FST can purchase a subscription for all 3 staged readings for $15. They may be purchased by calling the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

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