Young Playwrights Inc News

Stage & Screen Star Carol Burnett to Receive 2015 SAG Life Achievement AwardStage & Screen Star Carol Burnett to Receive 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Carol Burnett – comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. (more...)

N-Y Historical Society's 'History Makers' Gala to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Biographer Ron ChernowN-Y Historical Society's 'History Makers' Gala to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Biographer Ron Chernow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

HAMILTON composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow will be honored on Monday, November 9, 2015, at the New-York Historical Society's 2015 History Makers Gala at Cipriani Wall Street. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

 BALLOON BOY: THE MUSICAL, a new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Billy Recce, will be presented in the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Developmental Reading Series. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference to Host 2015 New Works Festival, 8/2-9Ojai Playwrights Conference to Host 2015 New Works Festival, 8/2-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 18th season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events from August 2 through 9, 2015 in Ojai, California. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Explains Why Stephen Sondheim is a Genius and Presents Him the Master Storyteller Award!STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Explains Why Stephen Sondheim is a Genius and Presents Him the Master Storyteller Award!
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2015

The City of Philadelphia declared June 1st, Stephen Sondheim Day, when the legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim was presented Arden Theatre Company inaugural Master Storyteller Award. Below, watch as fellow composer Jason Robert Brown presents the award to him! (more...)

Teatro Vista Names New Development/Managing DirectorTeatro Vista Names New Development/Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Teatro Vista announces that Jose Antonio Cruz has joined their ranks as its new Development/Managing Director. Cruz brings a wealth of experience after having spent 11 years as Associate Producer, Board Member and Treasurer for The Spanish Reportory Theater Company (Repertorio Español) in New York City. Teatro Vista, the vanguard of Latino theatre in the United States, was also honored by The Joyce Foundation with its prestigious three-year Spotlight Grant that awards the company $2.5 million over three years. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daryl Roth & George C. Wolfe Appointed to NYC Theater Subdistrict CouncilLin-Manuel Miranda, Daryl Roth & George C. Wolfe Appointed to NYC Theater Subdistrict Council
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Mayor de Blasio today appointed Lin-Manuel Miranda and Daryl Roth and reappointed George C. Wolfe to the Theater Subdistrict Council. As members of the Theater Subdistrict Council, they will be responsible for administering the Theater Subdistrict Fund and allocating grants with the goal of promoting the production of new theater work, developing new audiences, and showcasing Broadway's role in the history of American theater. Through its grants, the TSC has supported 37 theater education, audience development and accessibility programs as well as new theatrical works. From providing startup funds for new programs to enhancing or expanding existing programs of great impact, the TSC has recognized innovation and excellence in New York City theater. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Receive Chicago Public Library Foundation's Carl Sandburg AwardStephen Sondheim Will Receive Chicago Public Library Foundation's Carl Sandburg Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Acording to the Chicago Tribune, theatre legend Stephen Sondheim will receive Chicago Public Library Foundation's 16th Carl Sandburg Award. As a part of the ceremony on October 21, 2015, Sondheim will be interviewed onstage by Scott Simon of NPR. The Carl Sandburg Literary Award is presented annually to an acclaimed author in recognition of outstanding contributions to the literary world and honors a significant work or body of work that has enhanced the public's awareness of the written word. The Carl Sandburg Award in the Arts is presented to an individual who embodies a spirit of creativity and social consciousness. (more...)

Find Out Why Broadway's Brightest Stars Love Stephen Sondheim!Find Out Why Broadway's Brightest Stars Love Stephen Sondheim!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

On March 22, musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim will celebrate his 85th birthday, and Buzzfeed has reached out to some of Broadway's finest to find out why they love his work. Barbra Streisand said: (more...)

Nick Gandiello Named 2015 P73 Playwriting FellowNick Gandiello Named 2015 P73 Playwriting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

PAGE 73 has awarded Nick Gandiello the 2015 P73 Playwriting Fellowship. Gandiello, who was selected from more than 450 applicants, will receive the company's top prize, which includes a $10,000 award and additional $10,000 budgeted for developing several new plays over the course of the year. Page 73 will also produce at least one public workshop for Gandiello this year. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre to Present OCEANSIDE, 2/12-3/8Merrimack Repertory Theatre to Present OCEANSIDE, 2/12-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

"Oceanside" by Nick Gandiello will have its world premiere production at Merrimack Repertory Theatre under the direction of Melia Bensussen this winter. The production marks the first full-length professional production for Gandiello, an up-and-coming playwright whose work has received considerable national attention from playwriting conferences and workshops. (more...)

the side project Stages JET BLACK CHEVROLET and WE THREE in Rep, Beginning Tonightthe side project Stages JET BLACK CHEVROLET and WE THREE in Rep, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

the side project's historic 15th season will begin in November with a haunting two-show repertory in the spirit of the fall season. The plays, by local playwright Scott T. Barsotti and NY-based Mary Hamilton, will be helmed by Devon de Mayo and Josh Sobel, respectively -- two first-time collaborators for the side project who have gained attention in recent months as directors to watch. (more...)

the side project to Stage JET BLACK CHEVROLET and WE THREE in Rep, Beginning 11/19the side project to Stage JET BLACK CHEVROLET and WE THREE in Rep, Beginning 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

the side project's historic 15th season will begin in November with a haunting two-show repertory in the spirit of the fall season. The plays, by local playwright Scott T. Barsotti and NY-based Mary Hamilton, will be helmed by Devon de Mayo and Josh Sobel, respectively -- two first-time collaborators for the side project who have gained attention in recent months as directors to watch. (more...)

David Benedict Will Write New Sondheim Biography- HOW DID IT HAPPENDavid Benedict Will Write New Sondheim Biography- HOW DID IT HAPPEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

According to Variety, London theatre critic David Benedict will soon pen a new Stephen Sondheim biography for Random House, titled: "How Did It Happen: The Life and Career of Stephen Sondheim." The book will include interviews withe the man himself, as well as information gathered from his frequent collaborators. Random House expects Benedict's first daft by December 2017. (more...)

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Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces 2014-15 Committee for Joe A. Callaway AwardStage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces 2014-15 Committee for Joe A. Callaway Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has announced the 2014-2015 Committee for the Joe A. Callaway Award, the only peer-given award for excellence in direction and choreography. The Committee, which will oversee the award for the theatre season, is Sue Lawless, William Martin, Barry McNabb, Leslie (Hoban) Blake, Linda Burson, Jonathan Cerullo, Edie Cowan, Clinton Turner Davis, John Going, Richard Hamburger, Bruce Heath, Michael Montel, DJ Salisbury, and Amy Saltz. Sue Lawless will serve as Committee Chair. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Set for Tonight's Fundraiser for Young Playwrights Inc.Neil Patrick Harris Set for Tonight's Fundraiser for Young Playwrights Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

After the dust settled from a January 2 deadline and the paper-cuts healed from over six hundred plays received from writers aged 18 or younger, eight playwrights have been named winners of the 2014 Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Set for 8/14 Fundraiser for Young Playwrights Inc.; Competition Winners Announced!Neil Patrick Harris Set for 8/14 Fundraiser for Young Playwrights Inc.; Competition Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

After the dust settled from a January 2 deadline and the paper-cuts healed from over six hundred plays received from writers aged 18 or younger, eight playwrights have been named winners of the 2014 Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition. (more...)

Playwrights David Henry Hwang and Lynn Nottage to Teach at ColumbiaPlaywrights David Henry Hwang and Lynn Nottage to Teach at Columbia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty of Columbia University School of the Arts, announced today the appointment of two acclaimed playwrights to the faculty of the Arts: David Henry Hwang, Associate Professor of Theatre in Playwriting and director of the Playwriting Concentration, and Lynn Nottage, Associate Professor of Theatre in Playwriting. (more...)

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