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Sarah Rudinoff to Star in Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Repertory TheatreSarah Rudinoff to Star in Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Why is it that some people stay sick while others become well? And how do we find the road to recovery? These questions are explored in the acclaimed comedy Well, coming to Seattle Repertory Theatre February 10 - March 5, 2017 (opening night is February 15, 2017) in the Bagley Wright Theatre. (more...)

Rising Stars and Chicago Vets Sign on for SYCAMORE Premiere at Raven Theatre CompanyRising Stars and Chicago Vets Sign on for SYCAMORE Premiere at Raven Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A cast of rising young actors and Chicago veterans has been announced for Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore, by Sarah Sander, to be directed by visiting artist Devon de Mayo. (more...)

Julia Cho's AUBERGINE at Berkeley Rep Wins 2017 Glickman AwardJulia Cho's AUBERGINE at Berkeley Rep Wins 2017 Glickman Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theatre Bay Area has announced playwright Julio Cho and Berkeley Repertory Theatre have been selected as the recipients of this year's prestigious Will Glickman Award for Aubergine, which received its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in February 2016. (more...)

John Caswell Jr. Named Page 73's 2017 Playwriting FellowJohn Caswell Jr. Named Page 73's 2017 Playwriting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Page 73 Productions (Page 73) has named John J. Caswell Jr. the 2017 P73 Playwriting Fellow. Selected from over 400 applicants, Caswell will receive a $10,000 award and additional $10,000 budgeted for developing several new plays over the course of the year. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Showcases Emerging American Playwrights with National Graduate Playwrighting CompetitionAlliance Theatre Showcases Emerging American Playwrights with National Graduate Playwrighting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists.  Too Heavy for your Pocket, the 13th competition winner, will have its world premiere on the Hertz Stage February 4 - 26, 2017.  Opening night is Thursday, February 9, 2017.  (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World PremiereBerkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

JOHN, THE NETHER, DISGRACED and More Set for Road Less Traveled Productions' 2017-18 SeasonJOHN, THE NETHER, DISGRACED and More Set for Road Less Traveled Productions' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Road Less Traveled Productions has announced its 2017/18 Season to Buffalo theatergoers! Featuring five full regular season theatrical productions, this season will include Western New York premieres of work never before produced in the Buffalo area. (more...)

Lena Hall, Marisa Tomei & More Join HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGELena Hall, Marisa Tomei & More Join HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

 Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced that Lena Hall, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Omar Metwally, Austin Smith, Marisa Tomei, and Robin Weigert will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a new play by Sarah Ruhl.  The production, which will be directed by Rebecca Taichman, begins previews Thursday, February 23 and opens on Monday, March 20 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  (more...)

The Dragon Theater to Raise Funds for Planned Parenthood on Inauguration Night with THE TAMINGThe Dragon Theater to Raise Funds for Planned Parenthood on Inauguration Night with THE TAMING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Bay Area playwright, Lauren Gunderson, one of the most produced playwrights in 2015-2016, has invited artists to stage a reading of her play The Taming on Inauguration Day 2017 for free as a fundraiser. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company Heats Up January with Sci-Fi Thriller THE NETHER by Jennifer HaleyMad Horse Theatre Company Heats Up January with Sci-Fi Thriller THE NETHER by Jennifer Haley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Mad Horse Theatre Company ushers in 2017 with Jennifer Haley' THE NETHER, a thrilling play that shines a stark light on how we negotiate a world hurtling technologically forward, and explores the moral and ethical questions that emerge along with those advancements. (more...)

Cornerstone Theater Company Presents FELLOWSHIPCornerstone Theater Company Presents FELLOWSHIP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Cornerstone Theater Company is pleased to present fellowship, a play for volunteers. fellowship is the story of volunteers giving their time at a local food bank when an unwanted stranger, Hunger, pays them a visit. The eighth play in Cornerstone's Hunger Cycle, fellowship is a performance that immerses the audience into the role of volunteer. At fellowship, you will be invited to help prepare and assemble sack lunches to be distributed to hungry people in Los Angeles.  (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents the East Bay Premiere of WELLContra Costa Civic Theatre Presents the East Bay Premiere of WELL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The hilariously complicated relationship of a daughter and her mother takes center stage when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Tony award-winner Lisa Kron's thought-provoking comedy, Well, directed by Susan E. Evans, from February 17-March 12. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012. (more...)

Cast Set for The Comrades' 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMINGCast Set for The Comrades' 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Comrades have announced the cast for their 2017 Inauguration Day staged reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

New Play DRY POWDER to Make Texas Premiere at Alley Theatre; Cast, Creatives Announced!New Play DRY POWDER to Make Texas Premiere at Alley Theatre; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Alley Theatre, announces the cast and creative team of Sarah Burgess's new play DRY POWDER. Burgess's intriguing play is set amongst those who try to shape, and skewer, the American economy - but it's also a tale about the price of success, and the real cost of 'getting the deal done.' (more...)

THE WOLVES Adds Free Matinee Off-Broadway for #RealmFanDayTHE WOLVES Adds Free Matinee Off-Broadway for #RealmFanDay
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Playwrights Realm, by arrangement with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, have announced two additional matinee performances of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project, on December 28 and 29 at 3pm. (more...)

McCarter to Present 'Lab Spotlight' Production of Heather Raffo's NOURAMcCarter to Present 'Lab Spotlight' Production of Heather Raffo's NOURA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Award-winning Iraqi-American playwright and performer Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) teams up with director Joanna Settle to examine the issue of fractured American identity in this timely re-imagining of Ibsen's iconic A Doll's House. (more...)

Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

THE FLICK by Annie Baker Comes to Third Rail in JanuaryTHE FLICK by Annie Baker Comes to Third Rail in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Set in a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, home to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state, The Flick follows the hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking stories of Sam, Avery and Rose, three mismatched employees. As they sweep up popcorn, bitch about their bosses, and critique the films that play at their ill-attended cineplex, the trio's own funny and fraught dramas play out in the empty aisles. But unlike the films that flicker from the projection booth, these dramas have real-world consequences. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Presents a Winter Studio Festival of PlaysShakespeare & Company Presents a Winter Studio Festival of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce its Winter Studio Festival of Plays on January 14 and 15, 2017. This weekend of staged readings will showcase a diverse array of playwrights and feature both emerging and established Company artists. All performances will take place in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on the Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox, Massachusetts. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla PlayhouseHeidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

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