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Tim Bond to Join Faculty of University of Washington School of DramaTim Bond to Join Faculty of University of Washington School of Drama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Tim Bond-noted director and educator and current Producing Artistic Director at Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama-has been hired as a full professor at the University of Washington School of Drama. An alumnus of the School of Drama MFA Directing program, Mr. Bond will teach in both the undergraduate curriculum and the MFA directing and acting programs. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater CompanyTimothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's GUARDS AT THE TAJCast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for Guards at the Taj, the final production of the 2015/2016 season. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), the show marks Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda's directorial debut at the Playhouse. The production will run February 2 - 28, 2016 (press opening: Wednesday, February 10) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets go on sale Sunday, December 6 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

2015 Kesselring Prize For Playwriting to be Held This Weekend2015 Kesselring Prize For Playwriting to be Held This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The awards ceremony for the prestigious Kesselring Prize for Playwriting will be open to the public when the  prize is presented on Sunday, November 22 at 4 pm at the historic National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in NYC.  The Prize will be awarded to Lucas Hnath for his play THE CHRISTIANS, and excerpts from the play will be performed by members of the cast from the play's recent critically-acclaimed NYC debut at Playwrights Horizons, along with portions other works by Mr. Hnath.  (more...)

Stacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway TransferStacey Sargeant Will Join ECLIPSED at the Public Before Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Stacey Sargeant will join the cast of ECLIPSED as "Helena" beginning Tuesday, November 3. (more...)

Public Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Opens TonightPublic Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience opens at The Public Theater tonight, October 14, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Present STRANGE EVENTFUL HISTORYIndependent Shakespeare Co. to Present STRANGE EVENTFUL HISTORY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival and recipients of the 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater, announce a new work, STRANGE EVENTFUL HISTORY, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Joseph Culliton.  STRANGE EVENTFUL HISTORY will begin previews on Thursday, October 22, will open on Saturday, October 24 at 7:30pm and will perform through Sunday, November 22 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

Public Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Begins TonightPublic Theater's ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater tonight, September 29, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS Wins This Year's Kesselring PrizeLucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS Wins This Year's Kesselring Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

The Kesselring Prize for playwriting -- given by the National Arts Club in New York since 1980 -- returns this year following a six-year hiatus with the announcement that Lucas Hnath is the recipient of the 2015 Kesselring Prize. Hnath was submitted by The Actors Theatre of Louisville for his new play The Christians, which debuted there at the Humana Festival and is currently playing off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in NYC. The play is directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, for Final TimePublic Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o, for Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced a final extension today for the new American play ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Presnet Paul Rudnick's I HATE HAMLET, 8/20-9/5Dorset Theatre Festival to Presnet Paul Rudnick's I HATE HAMLET, 8/20-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage I Hate Hamlet, a hilarious play by Obie Award winning playwright and pre-eminent humorist Paul Rudnick. The production will be directed by Carl Andress and will run from August 20th to September 5th. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'oThe Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, November 8. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 15 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival Presents Paul Rudnick's I HATE HAMLET, Now thru 9/5Dorset Theatre Festival Presents Paul Rudnick's I HATE HAMLET, Now thru 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage I Hate Hamlet, a hilarious play by Obie Award winning playwright and pre-eminent humorist Paul Rudnick. The production will be directed by Carl Andress and will run from tonight, August 20th to September 5th. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The PublicSaycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and runs through Sunday, November 8, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Michael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT, Beginning TonightMichael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the University of Memphis mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson tonight, August 15 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Presnet Paul Rudnick's I HATE HAMLET, 8/20-9/5Dorset Theatre Festival to Presnet Paul Rudnick's I HATE HAMLET, 8/20-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage I Hate Hamlet, a hilarious play by Obie Award winning playwright and pre-eminent humorist Paul Rudnick. The production will be directed by Carl Andress and will run from August 20th to September 5th. (more...)

Michael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next MonthMichael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the University of Memphis mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson on August 15 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Directors Set for Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors RetreatDirectors Set for Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Six theatre directors will participate in the third Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 31 through August 12. The Retreat is part 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...)

My Morning Jacket Announce New US Tour DatesMy Morning Jacket Announce New US Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

My Morning Jacket released their highly anticipated seventh full-length album The Waterfall, via ATO Records/Capitol Records on May 4 (more...)

Cornerstone Theatre's CALIFORNIA: THE TEMPEST Tour to Stop in Eureka, San Francisco & L.A.Cornerstone Theatre's CALIFORNIA: THE TEMPEST Tour to Stop in Eureka, San Francisco & L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The historic journey comes to an end! Cornerstone Theater Company commences on the final three destinations, after stops in six diverse California cities, with its year-long world premiere adaption of Shakespeare's The Tempest, CALIFORNIA: THE TEMPEST, written by Cornerstone Co-Founder Alison Carey and directed by its Artistic Director Michael John Garces. (more...)

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