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CSC, Playwrights Horizons & More Receive Tony Randall Theatrical Fund GrantsCSC, Playwrights Horizons & More Receive Tony Randall Theatrical Fund Grants
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The Tony Randall Theatrical Fund has announced the award winners for the 2015-2016 season. Furthering its commitment to non-profit theater companies, innovative productions, initiatives in the arts education and arts-based community outreach programs, TRTF grants aid the growth and development of each organization.  This year the Fund is pleased to award over $100,000, for general operating support grants to twelve exceptional theater companies with a proven track record of artistic excellence and ambitious, mission-driven theater-making. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends THE HOW AND THE WHYAurora Theatre Company Extends THE HOW AND THE WHY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Due to popular pre-sale demand, a year in advance, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will extend West Coast Premiere of Sarah Treem's (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment) thought-provoking THE HOW AND THE WHY, the third fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. The company will add an additional two weeks of performances to the original run dates. Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (Talley's Folly, After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) helms this intimate and keenly perceptive play about which the Washington Post said, "brims with ideas and emotional colors that eddy and refract like rivulets in a lively, plunging stream." (more...)

Digital Network CONtv to Premiere First Ever Live Streamed Panels on OTT PlatformDigital Network CONtv to Premiere First Ever Live Streamed Panels on OTT Platform
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2015

CONtv, the new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace, will live stream Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia's top Q&A panels Saturday, including one featuring 'Doctor Who' stars David Tennant and Billie Piper (10:30-11:15a.m. ET) and another starring 'Arrow' headliner Stephen Amell (3:30-4:15 p.m. ET). (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces 13 Projects Selected for 2015 June Directors and Screenwriters LabsSundance Institute Announces 13 Projects Selected for 2015 June Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by Movies News Desk - May 7, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced the 13 projects selected for its annual June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from May 25 through June 25. (more...)

NIRBHAYA Enters Final Weeks of Performances at Lynn Redgrave TheaterNIRBHAYA Enters Final Weeks of Performances at Lynn Redgrave Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Nirbhaya, which has received unanimous critical praise in its North American premiere will play its final weeks at The Lynn Redgrave Theater. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond MusicalTrinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Trinity Rep closes out Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with the world premiere of Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Todd Almond's Melancholy Play: a chamber musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Liesl Tommy. Melancholy Play: a chamber musical runs May 28 through June 28, 2015 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Comic Con Network CONtv Attracts Thousands of New Registered Users During Convention Debut at Wizard World Comic Con Las VegasComic Con Network CONtv Attracts Thousands of New Registered Users During Convention Debut at Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

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Photo Flash: The Echo Presents ROW AFTER ROW and A SMALL FIREPhoto Flash: The Echo Presents ROW AFTER ROW and A SMALL FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

The multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company, named "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly, continues its 2015 season with two Los Angeles premieres scheduled to run in repertory. Row After Row by Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project) opens on April 25 at 5 p.m., with A Small Fire by Obie Award-winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City, The Receptionist) opening that same evening at 8 p.m. (more...)

Neil LaBute to Host Reddit AMANeil LaBute to Host Reddit AMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Stage and screen writer Neil LaBute will soon host a Reddit AMA on May 4th at 4 PM (ET), according to the site's current running schedule. (more...)

Works by Rachel Chavkin, Taylor Mac & More Set for Sundance Institute's 2015 Theatre LabWorks by Rachel Chavkin, Taylor Mac & More Set for Sundance Institute's 2015 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

  Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected from 827 submissions for its 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort in Utah, July 6-26. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

THE OLD MASTERS Begins at The Flea Next MonthTHE OLD MASTERS Begins at The Flea Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Flea will present the New York Premiere of THE OLD MASTERS. After a run at the First Look Repertory of New Work at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Sam Marks' dark examination of marriage comes to The Flea. It will be directed by Resident Director Brandon Stock. Previews begin May 27 with opening night set for June 7. (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORYCinedigm Acquires North American Rights to A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Cinedigm (CIDM) has acquired North American theatrical, digital and home entertainment distribution rights to A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY. The highly acclaimed documentary premiered last month at SXSW, received multiple standing ovations and won the prestigious festival's Audience Award in its category. (more...)

Comic Con Network CONtv Announces Extensive Upcoming Event CoverageComic Con Network CONtv Announces Extensive Upcoming Event Coverage
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Now live with thousands of hours of programming, the OTT streaming network CONtv announced today that its preview starting on March 3, 2015 has successfully launched the channel, which will now officially kick off at the upcoming Las Vegas Comic Con later this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rivendell Theatre's LOOK, WE ARE BREATHING Takes the StagePhoto Flash: Rivendell Theatre's LOOK, WE ARE BREATHING Takes the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the second production of its 20th Anniversary Season, the world premiere of Look, we are breathing, written by Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin and directed by Megan Shuchman. The production runs now through May 16, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Thrilling Web Series FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Premieres Exclusively on CONtvThrilling Web Series FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Premieres Exclusively on CONtv
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The fight to survive begins as the highly anticipated, pulse-pounding web series “FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” premieres exclusively on CONtv, as announced by Wizard World Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) and Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM). (more...)

Fernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning ProgramsFernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced a New Play Commissioning Program and New Musical Commissioning Program, through which the Festival will commission and develop three to five projects annually from playwrights, composers and collaborative devisers from across the career spectrum. The program launches with inaugural artists Fernanda Coppel (whose new play King Liz premieres this summer at Second Stage), Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, which just finished an acclaimed run at the Atlantic Theater Company), and Benjamin Scheuer (creator of the current Off Broadway hit The Lion). Each commission also includes a writing residency at Williamstown Theatre Festival. (more...)

Keith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The PublicKeith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Public Lab production of TOAST, written by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron, TOAST begins previews on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Stage Pair of L.A. Premieres in Rep, 4/25-5/31Echo Theater Company to Stage Pair of L.A. Premieres in Rep, 4/25-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company, named "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly, continues its 2015 season with two Los Angeles premieres scheduled to run in repertory. Row After Row by Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project) opens on April 25 at 5 p.m., with A Small Fire by Obie Award-winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City, The Receptionist) opening that same evening at 8 p.m. The two plays will continue to run in tandem every weekend through May 31 at the Echo's home in Atwater Village Theatre. For a complete schedule of performances, scroll to the end of this release or check online at www.EchoTheaterCompany.com. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins TonightWomen's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning tonight, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

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