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BWW Interview: Investigating the Twists and Turns of MCC's THE NETHER with Ben Rosenfield!BWW Interview: Investigating the Twists and Turns of MCC's THE NETHER with Ben Rosenfield!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 28, 2015

Rosenfield, who plays 'Woodnut' in the production, just chatted with BroadwayWorld about opening night, the twists and turns of this plot, and so much more! Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Nick Gandiello Named 2015 P73 Playwriting FellowNick Gandiello Named 2015 P73 Playwriting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

PAGE 73 has awarded Nick Gandiello the 2015 P73 Playwriting Fellowship. Gandiello, who was selected from more than 450 applicants, will receive the company's top prize, which includes a $10,000 award and additional $10,000 budgeted for developing several new plays over the course of the year. Page 73 will also produce at least one public workshop for Gandiello this year. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead UNDERLAND at 59E59 TheatersORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead UNDERLAND at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes terraNOVA Collective with the NY premiere of UNDERLAND, written by Alexandra Collier and directed by Mia Rovegno. UNDERLAND begins performances on Friday, April 3 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 25. Press opening is Saturday, April 11 at 8:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE NETHER Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: MCC's THE NETHER Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 25, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman and starring Ben Rosenfield, Sophia Anne Caruso, Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman and Frank Wood. The Nether runs now through March 15, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

The Bushwick Starr and terraNOVA to Present Christina Masciotti's SOCIAL SECURITY, 2/25-3/14The Bushwick Starr and terraNOVA to Present Christina Masciotti's SOCIAL SECURITY, 2/25-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Bushwick Starr and terraNOVA Collective are proud to present the world premiere of acclaimed playwright Christina Masciotti's newest work, Social Security. (more...)

Merritt Wever Leads MCC Theater's THE NETHER, Opening TonightMerritt Wever Leads MCC Theater's THE NETHER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Nether runs now through March 15, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), with opening night set for tonight, February 24th. (more...)

DI AND VIV AND ROSE to Close Next Month at the VaudevilleDI AND VIV AND ROSE to Close Next Month at the Vaudeville
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Hampstead Theatre's critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on 29 January 2015 and will now close early on 14 March 2015, according to the show's website. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Seven Off-Broadway Premieres for the Eugene O'Neill Theater CenterBWW Exclusive: Seven Off-Broadway Premieres for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
by National Theater Institute - Feb 23, 2015

Hailed as the launchpad of the American theater, the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is responsible for developing more than 1,100 new works for the stage. Each summer, the O'Neill is home to a series of national conferences ushering in new voices in playwriting, musical theater, cabaret, puppetry, and criticism. NTI's Theatermakers Summer Intensive provides young artists the opportunity to train alongside these professional conferences and see new American plays before they hit the big stage. Plays developed during summers at the O'Neill now abound off-Broadway, as major New York theaters premiere work from the National Playwrights Conference (NPC). (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR, I AND YOU and More Set for Theatre Nova's 2015 Season at the Yellow BarnBUYER & CELLAR, I AND YOU and More Set for Theatre Nova's 2015 Season at the Yellow Barn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor's professional playwrights' theater, is thrilled to announce its Premiere Season of Michigan and World Premieres for 2015 in the newly renovated Yellow Barn performance space at 416 West Huron, in downtown Ann Arbor. The season is made up of new, fun, and challenging work sourced from around the country, and developed right here in Michigan. Every show in the Theatre Nova season will make its Michigan debut in 2015. (more...)

Capital Stage to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 3/11-4/12Capital Stage to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 3/11-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Capital Stage continues its 10th Anniversary Season with the Sacramento Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN by Gina Gionfriddo. Called 'A Shrewd, incisive, thoroughly winning comedy,' by The Boston Globe, RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN marks the Capital Stage directorial debut of frequent Capital Stage collaborator Shannon Mahoney (MAPLE & VINE, CLYBOURNE PARK, ENRON). RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN will run from March 11 through April 12, with a Press Opening on Saturday March 14, 2015. (more...)

American Blues Theatre Announces 2015 Blue Ink Award WinnerAmerican Blues Theatre Announces 2015 Blue Ink Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside of American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, announces the recipient of the 2015 Blue Ink Playwriting Award is Jamie Pachino and her play Other Than Honorable. (more...)

Theater Wit Extends 'MR. BURNS' Through 3/22Theater Wit Extends 'MR. BURNS' Through 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Theater Wit announced today a three-week extension of the company's smash hit production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Anne Washburn's comedy/drama/musical about a post-apocalyptic world comforted by memories of 'The Simpsons.' (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of 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. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

FLEABAG Coming to Marlowe Studio, CanterburyFLEABAG Coming to Marlowe Studio, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

This one-woman show (starring Maddie Rice) lets us see the world through the eyes of twenty-something Fleabag as we follow her life, love, loss and heartbreak. She's angry, confrontational, cruel, forgetful, flippant, capricious, but undeniably honest. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present CHICKEN DUST World Premiere, March 1-17Finborough Theatre to Present CHICKEN DUST World Premiere, March 1-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Winner of the Curve Leicester's Playwriting Competition and recently seen as a staged reading at the Finborough Theatre's annual Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere and full length debut of a new playwright, Ben Weatherill's Chicken Dust opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 1 March 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 2 March at 7.30pm). (more...)

THE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next MonthTHE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The New Black Fest, a theater organization celebrating provocative storytelling, music and discussion from the African Diaspora, is proud to announce The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's 'MELANCHOLY PLAY' to Make Midwest Debut at Piven Theatre Workshop This SummerSarah Ruhl's 'MELANCHOLY PLAY' to Make Midwest Debut at Piven Theatre Workshop This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Piven Theatre Workshop announces the Midwest Premiere of Melancholy Play: a chamber musical by Sarah Ruhl, with new music by Todd Almond, directed by Polly Noonan. The production will run May 2 - June 7, 2015 at Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are April 30 & May 1. Press opening is Saturday, May 2 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Encore Theatre to Present HOOKMAN, 5/6-30Encore Theatre to Present HOOKMAN, 5/6-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Encore Theatre Company has announced the world premiere of HOOKMAN, a new play by Lauren Yee whose playwriting credits includes The Hatmaker's Wife and Ching Chong Chinaman. Commissioned by Encore Theatre, Hookman dramatizes the story of Lexi, a student in her first year at college. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Nether is now in playing at the Duke of York's Theatre. Directed by Jeremy Herrin,Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. David Calder (Doyle) joins original cast members Amanda Hale (Morris), Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut) and Stanley Townsend (Sims) who are joined by Jaime Adler, Zoe Brough, Perdie Hibbins and Isabella Pappas who alternate the role of Iris. Set designs are by Es Devlin, with costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for PLACEBO's First PerformancePlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for PLACEBO's First Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series "The Americans," "House of Cards" on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

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