Warren Leight News

Date of Birth: January 17, 1957 (59)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Showtunes' LEAP OF FAITH Spotlights Good Voices in a Not So Good ShowBWW Review: Showtunes' LEAP OF FAITH Spotlights Good Voices in a Not So Good Show
by Jay Irwin - Dec 5, 2016

Just a few days ago I reviewed a show that, if you remember, I felt had one major downfall; that the newer songs bringing it from the film version to the stage version had lyrics written by Glenn Slater. Now, just a few blocks from that other production, Showtunes puts up a concert of another film to stage adaptation with all of the lyrics written by Glenn Slater and music from Alan Menken. And while there were certainly some wonderful voices in the concert it just proves one thing that Showtunes needs to pay attention to, not all shows need a revival. (more...)

Arts Integrity Initiative Publishes Warren Leight's UNION SQUARE INCIDENT OnlineArts Integrity Initiative Publishes Warren Leight's UNION SQUARE INCIDENT Online
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Union Square Incident, a short play by Warren Leight that premiered on November 14 as part of 'The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway,' was published online today at the website of the Arts Integrity Initiative, a program of The New School of Drama at The New School College of Performing Arts. (more...)

16th Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway Offers Mobile Rush16th Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway Offers Mobile Rush
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today, in collaboration with the theater ticket app TodayTix, the launch of a mobile Rush for its 16th annual flagship event at American Airlines Theater this upcoming Monday, November 14, 2016. The TodayTix mobile Rush will offer $40 tickets to the event. (more...)

Daveed Diggs, Jenna Ushkowitz and More Sign on for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway; Cast Complete!Daveed Diggs, Jenna Ushkowitz and More Sign on for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today additional cast members, playwrights, and directors for its anticipated annual production at American Airlines Theater on November 14, 2016. (more...)

Justin Bartha, Michael Cerveris, Amber Tamblyn and More Slated for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on BroadwayJustin Bartha, Michael Cerveris, Amber Tamblyn and More Slated for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today the cast for its anticipated annual production at American Airlines Theater on November 14, 2016. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway to Honor Tony Nominated Director Leigh SilvermanTHE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway to Honor Tony Nominated Director Leigh Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

This year, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will honor Leigh Silverman -- director of MCC's current production of Neil LaBute's All The Ways to Say I Love You starring Judith Light and The New Group's upcoming production of Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster -- with the Artistic Inspiration Award. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Bring Back 7TH INNING STRETCH 10-Minute Play EventMile Square Theatre to Bring Back 7TH INNING STRETCH 10-Minute Play Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre's 7TH INNING STRETCH Starts Next WeekMile Square Theatre's 7TH INNING STRETCH Starts Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBANDPenguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

Mile Square Theatre's 7TH INNING STRETCH Starts Next WeekMile Square Theatre's 7TH INNING STRETCH Starts Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Bring Back 7TH INNING STRETCH 10-Minute Play EventMile Square Theatre to Bring Back 7TH INNING STRETCH 10-Minute Play Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

NBC Picks Up New Drama Series from Tony Award-Winning PlaywrightNBC Picks Up New Drama Series from Tony Award-Winning Playwright
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

NBC has given a pilot production commitment to the new drama SALVATION, from Tony Award winning playwright Warren Leight, CRASH's Paul Haggis and Sony TV. (more...)

PETE 'N' KEELY to Open This August Saint Michael's PlayhousePETE 'N' KEELY to Open This August Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the August 3rd opening of the musical comedy Pete 'n' Keely, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (August 3 - 13).  (more...)

PETE 'N' KEELY to Open This August Saint Michael's PlayhousePETE 'N' KEELY to Open This August Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the August 3rd opening of the musical comedy Pete 'n' Keely, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (August 3 - 13).  (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents, A World Premiere, LONG GONE DADDYMile Square Theatre Presents, A World Premiere, LONG GONE DADDY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, is proud to present the second production of its 2016 season - the world premiere of LONG GONE DADDY, written and performed by MST's playwright-in-residence Joseph Gallo.  Directed by MST artistic director Chris O'Connor, performances begin July 20 and run through August 7 in the company's new venue, located at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken. (more...)

BWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse TheaterBWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - May 2, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced a few of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmental programming. (more...)

MMT's LEAP OF FAITH to Bring Miracles and Praise to New Century TheatreMMT's LEAP OF FAITH to Bring Miracles and Praise to New Century Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) concludes its 2015-2016 season with LEAP OF FAITH makings its area debut April 29-May 22, 2016 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. (more...)

Ain Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts CenterAin Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

1972: Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: 'I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.' The latest work by renowned theatre artist Ain Gordon, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, is a new play drawn from the 217 boxes of archive materials from national LGBT activist of Dr. John Fryer discovered by Ain Gordon during his two-year embedded artist status at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). This new work is set to run, May 5-7, at the Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Painted Bride and Historical Society of Pennsylvania members can save $5. Tickets and more information are available online at www.paintedbride.org or by phone at 215.925.9914. (more...)

MMT's LEAP OF FAITH to Bring Miracles and Praise to New Century TheatreMMT's LEAP OF FAITH to Bring Miracles and Praise to New Century Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) concludes its 2015-2016 season with LEAP OF FAITH makings its area debut April 29-May 22, 2016 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore to Present SIDE MANPlayers Club of Swarthmore to Present SIDE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

?The Players Club of Swarthmore presents Side Man, a Tony Award-winning play by Warren Leight, April 8 & 9 at 8 p.m., 10 at 2 p.m., 14 at 7:30 p.m., 15 & 16 at 8 p.m., 2016.  Admission is $10 at the door (no advance sales). (more...)

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