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Free Reading Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER Set for Feb 2 at SLACFree Reading Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER Set for Feb 2 at SLAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company will present a free reading of Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER, a series of five short one-act plays. This reading, a part of SLAC's New Play Sounding Series, will take place on February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake Acting Company and is presented in conjunction with the Tanner Humanities Center's lecture by the celebrated playwright on February 5 at Kingsbury Hall, with support from Lee and Audrey Hollaar. SLAC would like to thank the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Foundation for their support of the New Play Sounding Series. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next MonthLa Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 16 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

BWW Previews: Hey Clevelanders - It's Almost Shaw Festival Time!BWW Previews: Hey Clevelanders - It's Almost Shaw Festival Time!
by Roy Berko - Jan 21, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 1/21/2015 - Mitchell Returns to HEDWIG, TUCK EVERLASTING Begins in Atlanta and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/21/2015 - Mitchell Returns to HEDWIG, TUCK EVERLASTING Begins in Atlanta and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: John Cameron Mitchell slips into HEDWIG's familiar stilettos, TUCK EVERLASTING starts up in Atlanta, Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM begins across the pond and more! (more...)

Move Over Chita! Oprah Winfrey Wants to Star in Tony Kushner's New Version of THE VISIT on BroadwayMove Over Chita! Oprah Winfrey Wants to Star in Tony Kushner's New Version of THE VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

According to the New York Post, Chita Rivera wasn't the only star vying to bring The Visit to Broadway this season. Oprah Winfrey has reportedly been waiting for Tony Kushner to finish a new translation of Friedrich Durrenmatt's satirical 1956 play. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

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Valerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This SpringValerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that a new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, will close their current season, bowing April 22 and running through May 17, 2015. (more...)

BETC's GROUNDED to Return 1/8-18 at Dairy Center for the ArtsBETC's GROUNDED to Return 1/8-18 at Dairy Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Following unanimous acclaim from critics and audiences alike, BETC's production of 'Grounded' by George Brant is returning for a limited engagement at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, January 8-18. (more...)

David Greenspan's I'M LOOKING FOR HELEN TWELVETREES to Premiere at Abrons Arts Center, 3/19-4/4David Greenspan's I'M LOOKING FOR HELEN TWELVETREES to Premiere at Abrons Arts Center, 3/19-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Abrons Arts Center continues its 100th anniversary celebration of The Playhouse with the world premiere of five-time OBIE recipient David Greenspan's I'm Looking for Helen Twelvetrees. For over three decades, Greenspan has been omnipresent on New York City stages, from Bushwick to Broadway, and is beloved for his magnetic performances and his richly theatrical writing style. The New York Times has called Greenspan, "a theatrical conjurer of rare gifts," and fellow writer Tony Kushner considers him "all-round the most talented theater artist of [his] generation.' (more...)

Bradley Lohrenz Departs Samuel French for Playscripts, Inc.Bradley Lohrenz Departs Samuel French for Playscripts, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Playscripts, Inc., an independent theatrical publishing and licensing agency, announces that Bradley Lohrenz, previously the Director of Licensing at Samuel French, has joined the company as Vice-President. Mr. Lohrenz will now oversee all of the agency's Professional & Amateur licensing and acquisitions. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Jessiee Datino & More to Star in KC Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA; David Cromer DirectsClaybourne Elder, Jessiee Datino & More to Star in KC Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA; David Cromer Directs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen today announced casting for the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play by Tony Kushner, Angels in America, to be directed by MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow David Cromer. Angels in America , which transformed the landscape of American theatre when it premiered in 1991, is a riveting, thought-provoking masterpiece about sexuality, identity, religion, and American's history and future, set in the AIDS crisis of the late 1980s. (more...)

Tony Kushner Talks New Broadway Project, ANGELS IN AMERICA, and MoreTony Kushner Talks New Broadway Project, ANGELS IN AMERICA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2014

Playwright Tony Kushner has made his mark on the theatre world with hits like CAROLINE OR CHANGE, LINCOLN, and his most famous piece and the one which many theatre fans consider his best, ANGELS IN AMERICA. However, he did not see the latter as his favorite at the time. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and MoreTickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available. (more...)

Jonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next MonthJonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

More Between Heaven and Earth, Salon/Sanctuary's original site-specific music theater piece, directed and with a script by Erica Gould based on the letters of Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway, returns to Fraunces Tavern on January 18th. Fraunces Tavern, built in 1719, sets the stage for the production, which features music prepared from the original 18th century manuscripts, researched by Jessica Gould. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Stella Adler's Harold Clurman Playwrights Division Announces New Play SearchStella Adler's Harold Clurman Playwrights Division Announces New Play Search
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The ?Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Lab Theater, is now accepting new play submissions. In the second annual search for ten-minute plays with social impact, the division is calling for plays that address one of three themes: global gender violence, the environmental crisis, the school to prison pipeline. (more...)

Ringwald Sets 2014-15 Season: ANGELS IN AMERICA, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS & MoreRingwald Sets 2014-15 Season: ANGELS IN AMERICA, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Ringwald Theatre's 8th Season is an actor's playground and an audience's buffet. With classic plays, old and new, this season brings a bountiful supply of juicy roles for actors and thrilling stories for audiences. The 2014/2015 season offers a generous mix funny and serious, ridiculous and sublime: the drama and scope of Angels in America, the fragile, haunting Tender Napalm, the testosterone fueled Glengarry Glen Ross, and the brand spankin' new take on Chekhov, Stupid Fucking Bird. (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...)

Lineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal CenterLineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal Center
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces its inaugural international Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). The film festival will take place all day long on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015 at The Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. (more...)

Hit Show GROUNDED Returns for Boulder Engagement, 1/8-18Hit Show GROUNDED Returns for Boulder Engagement, 1/8-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The accolades speak for themselves. Four stars from the Denver Post: "Laura Norman is reason enough to see BETC's daunting production." Denver Westword: "Brant has written a brilliant script...a work with the power to change the viewer." (more...)

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