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by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

 BALLOON BOY: THE MUSICAL, a new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Billy Recce, will be presented in the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Developmental Reading Series. (more...)

Mario Cantone & More to Star in The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon; Full Cast Announced for MERCURY FURMario Cantone & More to Star in The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon; Full Cast Announced for MERCURY FUR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur, the production launching the company's upcoming season, and initial casting for the world premiere of Mark Gerrard's Steve, the second production in the company's 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Culture Project, Rosie O'Donnell to Debut MOTHERSTRUCK, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, This FallCulture Project, Rosie O'Donnell to Debut MOTHERSTRUCK, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

From the producers of NIRBHAYA, The Exonerated, Guantanamo and Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel, Culture Project along with Rosie O'Donnell will present the world premiere of MotherStruck written and performed by Staceyann Chin and directed by Cynthia Nixon, beginning Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater.   Opening Night is set for Wednesday, October 7th. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens TonightEncores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

World Premiere of Robert Tenges' WHATEVER to Play the side project, 7/9-8/9World Premiere of Robert Tenges' WHATEVER to Play the side project, 7/9-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

the side project will close its historic 15thseason with the World Premiere of Whatever, a new play by Robert Tenges that, like his plays Elsewhere and Strangers Knocking, is concerned with struggling adolescents, a niche for which the side project has been praised in the past. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Actress AMY MADIGAN Talks About Directing Off the King's RoadBWW Interviews: Actress AMY MADIGAN Talks About Directing Off the King's Road
by Don Grigware - Jun 18, 2015

Actress Amy Madigan will direct Neil Koenigsberg's play Off the King's Road later this month at the Odyssey. A production of the play in New York last season was critically acclaimed, including a New York Times critic's pick. In our conversation Madigan talks about the play, her cast and her association with the playwright.  (more...)

FIVE PRESIDENTS Begins 6/23 at Bay Street TheaterFIVE PRESIDENTS Begins 6/23 at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced that FIVE PRESIDENTS, the new play by Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and House of Cards), will extend its run for an additional week due to popular demand. The production will now run from June 23-July 19.  (more...)

Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOTTammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tammy Blanchard, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow, and Stephen Plunkett will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a new play by Peter Parnell, to be directed by Scott Ellis.  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT begins performances Thursday, October 15 and opens on Monday, November 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

'Machinal's Morgan Spector to Star in USA Network Drama Pilot PARADISE PICTURES'Machinal's Morgan Spector to Star in USA Network Drama Pilot PARADISE PICTURES
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Morgan Spector (“Boardwalk Empire”) has signed on to star in the USA Network pilot, PARADISE PICTURES.  (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 14th New Works Festival Lineup SetTheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 14th New Works Festival Lineup Set
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2015 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, offer feedback, and participate in a panel discussion with the artists.  (more...)

THE CALICO BUFFALO Set for NYMF, 7/8-16THE CALICO BUFFALO Set for NYMF, 7/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with Bosc Publishing Company, Inc. presents The Calico Buffalo a new musical fable with book, music and lyrics by EJ Stapleton, and music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning composer Peter Stopschinski. Craig J. George directs a cast of ten, including Jennifer Apple, Rachel Coloff*, Rhys Gilyeat*, Zachary Infante*, Stephen Mark, Anthea Neri*, Rachel Rhodes-Devey*, Brooke Shapiro*, Kevin Sims*, and Max Wilcox*. The Calico Buffalo is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th & 11th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 8 through Thursday, July 16, 2015. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Labyrinth Theater Extends NICE GIRLLabyrinth Theater Extends NICE GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Labyrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director Mimi O'Donnell, Executive Director Danny Feldman) announces a second extension of the world premiere of Melissa Ross's Nice Girl to June 21. (more...)

VIDEO: Kunal Nayyar Talks New Off-Broadway Play THE SPOILS on 'The View'VIDEO: Kunal Nayyar Talks New Off-Broadway Play THE SPOILS on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

'Big Bang Theory' star Kunal Nayyar stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC to chat about his new off-Broadway play THE SPOILS. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: THE JACKSONIAN, JERUSALEM & MoreProfiles Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: THE JACKSONIAN, JERUSALEM & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Profiles Theatre Artistic Directors Darrell W. Cox and Joe Jahraus announce the titles for the 27th Season featuring a full slate of new and challenging works premiering at the Profiles Theatre Complex on North Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of the New Group's THE SPOILS, with Jesse EisenbergPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of the New Group's THE SPOILS, with Jesse Eisenberg
by Walter McBride - Jun 3, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production features Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Zegen, and as previously announced, Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar. The show opened last night, June 2, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement slated through June 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The Spoils marks the third show in The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season. Check out photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 2, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production features Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram, Michael Zegen, Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar. The show opens tonight, June 2, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement slated through June 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Izzie Steele Joins Signature's WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER Tonight!Izzie Steele Joins Signature's WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Signature Theatre's What I Did Last Summer, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jim Simpson, will welcome Izzie Steele (The Heart of Robin Hood) in the role of 'Elsie' (previously played by Kate McGonigle) beginning tonight, June 2nd. The production runs through June 7 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens Off-BroadwayJesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production will feature Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Zegen, and as previously announced, Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar. The show opens tonight, June 2, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement slated through June 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

World Premiere of Robert Tenges' WHATEVER Begins in July at the side projectWorld Premiere of Robert Tenges' WHATEVER Begins in July at the side project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

the side project will close its historic 15th season with the World Premiere of Whatever, a new play by Robert Tenges that, like his plays Elsewhere and Strangers Knocking, is concerned with struggling adolescents, a niche for which the side project has been praised in the past. (more...)

The New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This FallThe New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

In the tradition of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege and HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, The New Black Fest (guest curator playwright Dominique Morisseau) will commission five black women playwrights to write short plays entitled UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE - Short Plays by Black Women. The playwrights include Cori Thomas, Nikkole Salter, Chisa Hutchinson, Lenelle Moise and Jocelyn Bioh. (more...)

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