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Samuel French Acquires FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PART 1, 2 & 3)Samuel French Acquires FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PART 1, 2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Samuel French has acquired the rights to Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PART 1, 2 & 3) it was announced today. (more...)

Public Theater, Soho Rep Productions & More Among 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize FinalistsPublic Theater, Soho Rep Productions & More Among 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2015 award: (more...)

Benton Greene, Jenny Jules & More Set to Lead FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the A.R.TBenton Greene, Jenny Jules & More Set to Lead FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at the A.R.T
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, just announced the cast for Suzan-Lori Parks' epic Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), directed by Jo Bonney, in a co-production with The Public Theater in New York. Performances run January 23 through March 1 at the Loeb Drama Center. (more...)

Breaking News: A.R.T. Will Premiere Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical in August 2015Breaking News: A.R.T. Will Premiere Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical in August 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, led by Artistic Director Diane Paulus, just announced the world premiere of Waitress. Opening theA.R.T.'s 2015-16 Season, this new musical will be directed by Diane Paulus and feature book by Jessie Nelson and music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles. The production will begin performances at the Loeb Drama Center on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Additional creative team and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Public Theater announced the return of Public Forum's holiday tradition, a one-night-only Drama Club reading and discussion of THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public. Just in time for the holidays, this exciting evening will feature a reading of Thornton Wilder's 1931 one-act featuring Tarell Alvin McCraney, Ethan Lipton, Andrew Solomon, and Tappan Wilder. Wilder's ingenious, heartbreaking play traces 90 years in the life of an American family, and will spark a discussion about family and storytelling in a society that's rapidly accelerating. (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is number one while Broadway's The Cripple of Inishmaan and Rocky also nab spots on the list. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Affords a Conflicted Look at the African American Male at None Too FragileBWW Reviews: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Affords a Conflicted Look at the African American Male at None Too Fragile
by Roy Berko - Nov 26, 2014

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Tracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Tops TCG's Best-Selling Books of 2014 ListTracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Tops TCG's Best-Selling Books of 2014 List
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

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Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present IN THE ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAYBrown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present IN THE ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The Brown University/Trinity Repertory MFA Program is thrilled to present Brown alum Sarah Ruhl's Tony Award-nominated play. In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, directed by Flordelino Lagundino ('15), which opens December 4th. The play explores the way late-nineteenth century society viewed sexuality, femininity and technology. In the Next Room will run from December 4-13 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence, RI. General admission is $12 with a discounted price of $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at trinityrep.com. Audiences should note this production contains mature subject matter and adult language. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/18- Daphne Rubin-VegaSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/18- Daphne Rubin-Vega
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Daphne Rubin-Vega! Rubin Vega is a two-time Tony and Drama Desk nominee and recipient of the Theater World, Obie, Blockbuster awards and was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in Jack Goes Boating. She is perhaps best known for the roles she originated, including Mimi (RENT) and Conchita (Anna in the Tropics), both Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway shows for which she was nominated for the Tony award. She also originated the role of Rahmi (Gum), Sofia (Nilo Cruz' Two Sisters and a Piano), Canary Mary (Suzan-Lori Parks' Fucking A, Lucille Lortel nomination) and Lucy (Jack Goes Boating) at the Public Theater, as well as starred in the Broadway revivals of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Magenta) and Les Mis, ('Fantine') and most recently, The New Group's Blood From a Stone ('Yvette') opposite Ethan Hawke.' (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Public Theater announced a second extension for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will now run through Sunday, December 7. It was originally scheduled to close on November 16 and extended the first time through November 30. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" Sylvester, will return for a special one-night-only event in New York City at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 8 PM. The musical will then take off for a limited engagement in Sylvester's beloved city, San Francisco, where it will play the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) from Wednesday, February 11th - Sunday, March 1at, 2015 (Opening Night: February 14th, 2015). Plans for other engagements in cities across the country - and a return to New York City - will be announced in the New Year. (more...)

'RED HOT PATRIOT', DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE and More Set for Cape May Stage's 2015 Theatre Season'RED HOT PATRIOT', DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE and More Set for Cape May Stage's 2015 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

?Cape May Stage (CMS), Cape May's premiere professional not-for-profit Equity theatre, has announced its exciting 2015 Season. (more...)

Evanston's Next Theatre to CloseEvanston's Next Theatre to Close
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors announces that Next Theatre is closing, effective immediately. Next Theatre, founded in 1981, created 34 years of award-winning socially provocative theater in its home at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke, Derek Klena and More Set for BREAKING THROUGH Industry Reading Today in NYCKatie Rose Clarke, Derek Klena and More Set for BREAKING THROUGH Industry Reading Today in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The new musical BREAKING THROUGH with book by Kirsten Guenther, and music and lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz, will have an industry presentation today, November 5 at Carroll Studios in New York. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Public Theater announced a two-week extension today for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) began previews on Tuesday, October 14 in the Anspacher Theater and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 16. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 30. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke, Derek Klena and More Set for BREAKING THROUGH Industry Reading 11/5 in NYCKatie Rose Clarke, Derek Klena and More Set for BREAKING THROUGH Industry Reading 11/5 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The new musical BREAKING THROUGH with book by Kirsten Guenther, and music and lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz, will have an industry presentation on Wednesday, November 5 at Carroll Studios in New York. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players to Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, 10/17-11/1CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players to Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, 10/17-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players will present The Colored Museum, written by George C. Wolfe, music by Kysia Bostic, and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing October 17th through November 1st, The Colored Museum, in a series of vignettes, explores stereotypes through African American stories and history. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 25-31THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 25-31
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 31, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the first preview of SIDE SHOW, Jeremy Jordan at 54 Below, the opening nights of THE REAL THING and THE LAST SHIP, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) is Suzan-Lori Parks' Civil War OdysseyBWW Reviews: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) is Suzan-Lori Parks' Civil War Odyssey
by Michael Dale - Oct 30, 2014

Parks emulates Greek drama in the first three parts of her nine-play cycle. (more...)

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