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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Bessie Award Nominees; Full List!AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Bessie Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2014-15 season at its annual press conference. The 37 nominees were selected by the Bessies Selection Committee, an independent committee of 39 dance industry professionals. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design. The list of nominations follows.  (more...)

HERE's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three Premieres & MoreHERE's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

HERE announces its 2015-2016 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist productions, an Artistic Director production, the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary works in HERE's 2015-2016 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th SeasonBerkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announces key casting for three highly anticipated productions of its 48th season. Tony and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand will star in Macbeth, actor Steven Epp will make his seventh Berkeley Rep appearance in Treasure Island, and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role in the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. The Theatre previously announced the casting of award-winning British actress Samantha Barks in the title role in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, set to begin its run in August. (more...)

Inside Intelligence to Close 20th Anniversary Season at the ArcolaInside Intelligence to Close 20th Anniversary Season at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Inside Intelligence is proud to conclude its 20th anniversary season at the Arcola, as part of the Grimeborn Festival, with an exciting double bill: the European premiere of The Wanton Sublime by twice Grammy-nominated composer Tarik O'Regan (Heart of Darkness) and Peter Maxwell Davies' The Medium. (more...)

The Kitchen to Present AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID, 7/14-16The Kitchen to Present AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID, 7/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

For the first time in two decades, The Kitchen will present a new edition of the acclaimed performance series And That's How the Rent Gets Paid, written by downtown legends Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez. For three nights only (July 14-16), Weiss and Martinez's thrilling serial drama, which follows a charming serial killer through the queer underbelly of New York City, will be brought to life by director and producer Brooke O'Harra with Kate Valk and Nicky Paraiso. The three-day marathon performance features an eclectic group of 50 performers including David Cale, Jennifer Miller, Keith McDermott, Becca Blackwell, Jess Barbagallo, Moe Angelos and Mark Bennett, among others. Weiss will appear in the production, in various cameo performances, throughout the three-day run. (more...)

BWW Interviews: ROBERT LYONS of the New Ohio TheatreBWW Interviews: ROBERT LYONS of the New Ohio Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 6, 2015

Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Robert Lyons, Artistic Director of the New Ohio Theatre in New York City about his career, the theatre and the Archive Residency. (more...)

Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster-Led 'STREETCAR' and More Set for St. Ann's Warehouse's First Season at New HomeGillian Anderson and Ben Foster-Led 'STREETCAR' and More Set for St. Ann's Warehouse's First Season at New Home
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse, which for 36 years has enlivened New Yorkers with new works by the world's most vital music- and theater-makers, is about to open its first permanent home, a 25,000-sf theater at the breathtaking site of the Tobacco Warehouse, on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The organization will inaugurate its new building by presenting a 2015-16 season that epitomizes St. Ann's indispensable contribution to the global cultural landscape -- a series of international productions in which world-class artists reconfigure flexible, open space to realize their creative visions. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr & Brooklyn Gypsies to Present OYE! Avant-Garde Night, 6/5-6The Bushwick Starr & Brooklyn Gypsies to Present OYE! Avant-Garde Night, 6/5-6
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

OYE! Avant-Garde Night is an annual festival devoted to the development of new performances by artists from Bushwick and surrounding areas. Brooklyn Gypsies created OYE! as a platform to celebrate and share what is unique about Bushwick's converging arts communities. Join us for a night of eclectic theater, dance & film, including a reasonable daydream of the fall of nations, Patti Smith, and other cannibals and the story of a Broken Bachelor. Performances followed by music, conversation, food and dancing. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute Alums Enable Young Playwrights to Experience Famed 'O'Neill Process'BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute Alums Enable Young Playwrights to Experience Famed 'O'Neill Process'
by National Theater Institute - May 11, 2015

This year -- the 10th annual Young Playwrights Festival -- featured 35 alums from the last 20 years of the National Theater Institute returning to the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center to nurture new works and new voices through the Young Playwrights Festival.  (more...)

FRESH PRODUCE'd Series to Return 5/19 at the MothFRESH PRODUCE'd Series to Return 5/19 at the Moth
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

FRESH PRODUCE'd L.A. returns Tuesday, May 19th at 8 p.m. at Moth Theater Company, located at 4359 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029. The series runs the third Tuesday of each month, featuring three new short plays or excerpts of plays from three new writers. (more...)

FRESH PRODUCE'D Continues Monthly Workshop SeriesFRESH PRODUCE'D Continues Monthly Workshop Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Since the new branch opened, FRESH PRODUCE'd L.A. has workshopped 36 new works, collaborated with more than 200 artists, and helped to promote the work of dozens of writers from all over the country. In addition to their work with FP, our writer-collaborators have had readings and work presented at Ars Nova, the Public Theater, and MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theater, to name a few. (more...)

Performance Artist Laurie Anderson to Receive 2015 Yaddo Artist Medal; Steve Buscemi to Host BenefitPerformance Artist Laurie Anderson to Receive 2015 Yaddo Artist Medal; Steve Buscemi to Host Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Yaddo has announced that the second annual Yaddo Artist Medal will be presented to influential avant-garde composer and performance artist Laurie Anderson at its New York City Benefit on Monday, June 1, 2015. The event at the Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses St.) will be hosted by actor/director Steve Buscemi and Kate Valk of The Wooster Group. Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, Obie Award winner Eisa Davis, and Obie Award winner Young Jean Lee-all Yaddo Artists-will perform. (more...)

The Wooster Group's EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS to Run 4/23-5/4The Wooster Group's EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS to Run 4/23-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will present a strictly limited return engagement of The Wooster Group's Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, April 23 - May 4. (more...)

Mass Live Arts Sets Third Annual Season, Kicking Off in JulyMass Live Arts Sets Third Annual Season, Kicking Off in July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look at 'KNOCK,' Opening Tonight at The Players TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at 'KNOCK,' Opening Tonight at The Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Lost & Found Project, an edgy ensemble of next generation storytellers, curates a world premiere of KNOCK: A Journey to a Strange Country, a new play inspired by writings of the Russian avant-garde absurdist Daniil Kharms. KNOCK is written and presented by the award-winning Lost & Found Project, a division of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) FolksbieneRU. Eleven performances will be staged at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, in New York, N.Y., from March 4-22, 2015. (more...)

The Wooster Group to Premiere New Works at St. Ann's This SpringThe Wooster Group to Premiere New Works at St. Ann's This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse, which has long provided a second New York home for The Wooster Group, will present two new works by the company this spring: the New York Premiere of Cry, Trojans! (Troilus & Cressida), March 24 - April 19; and a remounting of Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, April 23 - May 4. Both runs are strictly limited and cannot be extended. The upcoming engagement marks both The Wooster Group's first performances at the St. Ann's Warehouse interim theater at 29 Jay Street in DUMBO, and St. Ann's final presentation in the space, before the organization moves to its permanent home in the historic Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park this fall. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr and terraNOVA to Present Christina Masciotti's SOCIAL SECURITY, 2/25-3/14The Bushwick Starr and terraNOVA to Present Christina Masciotti's SOCIAL SECURITY, 2/25-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Bushwick Starr and terraNOVA Collective are proud to present the world premiere of acclaimed playwright Christina Masciotti's newest work, Social Security. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of New York Theatre Workshop's THE EVENTSPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of New York Theatre Workshop's THE EVENTS
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 13, 2015

THE EVENTS is the third production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2014/15 Season. Written by acclaimed Scottish playwright David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical) and directed by Ramin Gray (The Royal Opera's The Importance of Being Ernest), THE EVENTS began previews on February 4, 2015 and officially opened last night, February 12, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). THE EVENTS comes to New York for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, March 22, 2015. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: THE ICEMAN COMETH Opens at BAMReview Roundup: THE ICEMAN COMETH Opens at BAM
by Review Roundups - Feb 12, 2015

BAM and Scott Rudin present the Goodman Theatre's renowned revival of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH now through March 15. The production opens tonight, February 12, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

NYTW's THE EVENTS, With Neve McIntosh and Clifford Samuel, Opens TonightNYTW's THE EVENTS, With Neve McIntosh and Clifford Samuel, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

THE EVENTS is the third production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2014/15 Season. Written by acclaimed Scottish playwright David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical) and directed by Ramin Gray (The Royal Opera's The Importance of Being Ernest), THE EVENTS began previews on February 4, 2015 and officially opens tonight, February 12, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). THE EVENTS comes to New York for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

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