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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...)

Steve Tisch Makes Transformative $10M Gift to Tel Aviv University's Department of Film and TelevisionSteve Tisch Makes Transformative $10M Gift to Tel Aviv University's Department of Film and Television
by Movies News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Tel Aviv University (TAU) has announced a $10 million donation from philanthropist and Academy Award-winning film producer Steve Tisch that will transform the university's world-renowned Department of Film and Television. (more...)

CONtv Launches with over 2,500 Fan-Centric Films, TV Episodes, Exclusive Original Programming, Comic Con Panels and More!CONtv Launches with over 2,500 Fan-Centric Films, TV Episodes, Exclusive Original Programming, Comic Con Panels and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

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NIRBHAYA to Make American Premiere at Culture Project This SpringNIRBHAYA to Make American Premiere at Culture Project This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The electrifying new docudrama Nirbhaya will make its North American premiere at The Lynn Redgrave Theater this spring. Written and directed by internationally -acclaimed Yael Faber (Mies Julie), in collaboration with an extraordinary cast and creative team from India, Nirbhaya had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2013. (more...)

Shaina Taub to Host Musical Theatre Factory's FACTORY SALON TomorrowShaina Taub to Host Musical Theatre Factory's FACTORY SALON Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present its monthly Factory Salon with guest host Shaina Taub, and featuring the work of singer/songwriter Jean Rohe (Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show), and singer/songwriter Eisa Davis (Flowers Are Sleeping, Bulrusher). (more...)

Shoshana Roberts Joins RUNNING LATE WITH SCOTT ROGOWSKY Lineup, TodayShoshana Roberts Joins RUNNING LATE WITH SCOTT ROGOWSKY Lineup, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Running Late with Scott Rogowsky has announced that Shoshana Roberts, star of the viral video sensation, 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman, (currently over 39 million views), will join previously announced guests, Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Bill Weir (CNN's The Wonder List), Larry Levine & Sophia Takal (Wild Canaries) and comedian Jason Saenz at Carolines On Broadway on today, February 26th at 9:30PM! (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble to Premiere LOOK, WE ARE BREATHING, 4/2-5/16Rivendell Theatre Ensemble to Premiere LOOK, WE ARE BREATHING, 4/2-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces 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 April 2-May 16, 2015, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Space On Ryder Farm Names Alex Barron Artistic CuratorSpace On Ryder Farm Names Alex Barron Artistic Curator
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

SPACE on Ryder Farm announced today that Alex Barron will become its first Artistic Curator. An accomplished dramaturg, literary manager and producer, Barron will oversee all artistic programming at SPACE on Ryder Farm - including its residency program and resident writers group,The Working Farm - and will spearhead new artistic projects and programs. Barron will work closely with SPACE's Executive Director Emily Simoness to grow the company's mission while maintaining its commitment to enriching artists and their work. (more...)

Rattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next MonthRattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater will 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 Thursday, 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...)

Digital Service CONtv to Bring Fans Behind-the-Scenes of Wizard World Comic ConsDigital Service CONtv to Bring Fans Behind-the-Scenes of Wizard World Comic Cons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM) and Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that CONtv, the multi-platform OTT service geared toward the Comic Con community, will be available to consumers on March 3, 2015. (more...)

Cinedigm and Bright Educational Media to Launch Edutainment Network for KidsCinedigm and Bright Educational Media to Launch Edutainment Network for Kids
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Cinedigm (CIDM) and Bright Educational Media today announced a partnership to launch Bright, a multi-platform digital channel featuring "edutainment" for kids. Together, the companies will launch, operate, market and maintain the channel. (more...)

Cinedigm and TV4 Entertainment to Develop and Launch Niche OTT ChannelsCinedigm and TV4 Entertainment to Develop and Launch Niche OTT Channels
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The partnership will initially focus on the preschool, kids and tween space, while also evaluating other targeted channels that can be quickly launched to serve avid niche audiences. (more...)

Cinedigm Signs 12-Picture Deal With The AsylumCinedigm Signs 12-Picture Deal With The Asylum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Cinedigm Corp. (CIDM) and The Asylum announced today they have entered into a multi-year, multi-picture deal for high concept films. The deal provides for a minimum of 12 films over three years, with Cinedigm acquiring all North American rights to the films, including theatrical, digital, video-on-demand, and physical home. The films will also be available to Cinedigm's growing slate of 'OTT' digital networks, including CONtv, targeted to the Comic Con audience. (more...)

THE WOLFPACK, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, and More Win 2015 Sundance Film Festival Feature Film AwardsTHE WOLFPACK, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, and More Win 2015 Sundance Film Festival Feature Film Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

Sundance Institute this evening announced the feature film Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The awards, celebrating artistry, innovation and adventure in independent filmmaking, were presented at the Festival's Awards Ceremony, hosted by Tig Notaro in Park City, Utah. (more...)

Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge Premieres International Shorts at 2015 Sundance FilmSundance Institute Short Film Challenge Premieres International Shorts at 2015 Sundance Film
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Sundance Institute today premiered the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge, a program of nine international short films, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and More Attend 2015 Women at Sundance BrunchPhoto Flash: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and More Attend 2015 Women at Sundance Brunch
by Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

On Monday, the Sundance Institute & Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF) presented the Women at Sundance Brunch celebrating women artists at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at The Shop in Park City, UT. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the public, free of charge, at 7pm on February 23 and 5pm on February 24 (limited availability, online RSVPs are required at http://bit.ly/RSVPVireo).Vireo's 25-minute pilot episode will air on March 31, 2015, and will feature the Kronos Quartet, mezzo-sopranoLaurie Rubin, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Orange County School of the Arts Middle School Choir, mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova, baritone Gregory Purnhagen, drummer Matthias Bossi, and in the title role ofVireo, 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala. (more...)

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