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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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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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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 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...)

MadLab Theatre Kicks Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014 TodayMadLab Theatre Kicks Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014 Today
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

MadLab Theatre presents Theatre Roulette 2014! In its fifteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

Washington National Opera Presents the World Premiere of AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, 6/13-14Washington National Opera Presents the World Premiere of AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the world premiere of An American Soldier, June 13-14, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. An American Soldier features music by composer Huang Ruo and a libretto by David Henry Hwang. This new work, to be performed in English, is the second hourlong opera created under the auspices of the American Opera Initiative, WNO's commissioning program for contemporary American opera. An American Soldier is directed by David Paul and a chamber orchestra is conducted by Steven Jarvi; both are alumni of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. (more...)

Julia Jarcho's NOMADS Set for Incubator Arts Project, 5/30-6/15Julia Jarcho's NOMADS Set for Incubator Arts Project, 5/30-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NOMADS, written by Julia Jarcho and directed by Alice Reagan, will perform May 30-June 15, 2014 at 8pm, Saturday June 6 at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday June 15 at 5pm & 8pm. (more...)

City Theatre's 4th Annual CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights Set for 6/26-29City Theatre's 4th Annual CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights Set for 6/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

City Theatre's groundbreaking CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights, which takes place June 26 - 29 at EPIC Hotel, Miami, FL, continues to grow as a nationally recognized event that puts South Florida center stage as a cultural destination for playwrights, theatre artists and professionals. This highlight of the annual SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL is a lively and comprehensive symposium dedicated to the art, business, development, training, inspiration and mentorship of dramatists and the development of new work. (more...)

MadLab Theatre to Kick Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014, 5/8MadLab Theatre to Kick Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

MadLab Theatre presents Theatre Roulette 2014! In its fifteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host 'Practice & Performance' of KUNG FU Discussion, 3/29Signature Theatre to Host 'Practice & Performance' of KUNG FU Discussion, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced that the 'World of the Play' series continues with a panel of experts discussing The Practice and Performance of Kung Fu, presented in conjunction with the world premiere of David Henry Hwang's Kung Fu, on Saturday, March 29th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The event is free and open to the general public (no reservations required). (more...)

Trinity Rep to Premiere VERONICA MEADOWS, 4/3-5/4Trinity Rep to Premiere VERONICA MEADOWS, 4/3-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Trinity Rep continues its commitment to new plays with the world premiere of Veronica Meadows by Stephen Thorne, directed by Michael Perlman in Trinity Rep's intimate Dowling Theater from April 3 to May 4, 2014. Girl detective Veronica Meadows has been solving small town crimes for as long as anyone can remember. Time and time again, they stop the evil-doers in their tracks and heroically save the day. That is, until the day our plucky girl detective stops following the rules of the game and takes a dangerous turn into the unknown. This world premiere is a darkly comic gem from Stephen Thorne, resident actor and playwright of The Completely Fictional- Utterly True - Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe. This production of Veronica Meadows is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Alan and Marie Weiss. Tickets are on sale now at www.trinityrep.com, by calling (401) 351-4242, or at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St., Downtown Providence. (more...)

Whitney Conkling, Craig Wesley Divino, Lee Dolson & More Will Star in Beau Willimon's BREATHING TIME Off-BroadwayWhitney Conkling, Craig Wesley Divino, Lee Dolson & More Will Star in Beau Willimon's BREATHING TIME Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of BREATHING TIME, a new play by "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon, directed by Aaron Rossini and presented Off-Broadway by Fault Line Theatre. The cast will feature Whitney Conkling, Craig Wesley Divino, Lee Dolson, John Racioppo, Shannon Marie Sullivan and Molly Thomas. Preview performances begin Friday, March 21 prior to an official press opening of Thursday, March 27 at Teatro Iati (64 East 4th Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 With GAME PLAY TonightArs Nova Kicks Off 2014 With GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, today, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 with GAME PLAY TonightArs Nova Kicks Off 2014 with GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. Game Play, set to play 10 performances from today, January 29 - February 8, features original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles (more...)

Ars Nova Announces Cast for GAME PLAY, Running 1/29-2/8Ars Nova Announces Cast for GAME PLAY, Running 1/29-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Fault Line Theatre to Present World Premieres by Beau Willimon & Crystal Finn in 2014Fault Line Theatre to Present World Premieres by Beau Willimon & Crystal Finn in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Fault Line Theatre will present two world-premiere's in early 2014 - Crystal Finn's THE FAIRE, about the behind the scenes lives of five Renaissance Faire performers in Northern California from February 7 through March 2 at the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street) in Manhattan; followed by BREATHING TIME by Beau Willimon ("Farragut North" and Netflix's "House of Cards" with Kevin Spacey) from March 21 through April 13 at Teatro Iati (64 East 4th Street) in Manhattan. Both productions will be directed by Fault Line Theatre co-Artistic Director Aaron Rossini. (more...)

Ars Nova to Kick Off 2014 with GAME PLAY, 1/29-2/8Ars Nova to Kick Off 2014 with GAME PLAY, 1/29-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. Game Play, set to play 10 performances from January 29 - February 8, features original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles. (more...)

Annie Baker and Rajiv Joseph Honored with Steinberg Playwright 'Mimi' Awards TodayAnnie Baker and Rajiv Joseph Honored with Steinberg Playwright 'Mimi' Awards Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust honors playwrights Annie Baker and Rajiv Joseph at the Sixth Annual Steinberg Playwright 'Mimi' Awards tonight, Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York. The 'Mimi' Awards are presented biennially to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American Playwrights and to recognize the promise they hold for the future of American theater. (more...)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson & Marlo Hunter Take Home Callaway AwardsRuben Santiago-Hudson & Marlo Hunter Take Home Callaway Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) proudly reveals this season's Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography from more than 200 eligible productions in the 2012 - 2013 New York City theatre season. This year's awards will be presented to Ruben Santiago-Hudson for his direction of The Piano Lesson produced by Signature Theatre and Marlo Hunter for her choreography of Unlock'd produced by Prospect Theater Company. The winners join previous Joe A. Callaway Award Winners including Susan Stroman (1991), Harold Prince (1993), Julie Taymor (1996), Jack O'Brien (2001), Bartlett Sher (2002), Daniel Sullivan (2004), John Tiffany (2012) and Steven Hoggett (2012). (more...)

Annie Baker and Rajiv Joseph to Be Honored with Steinberg Playwright 'Mimi' Awards on 11/18Annie Baker and Rajiv Joseph to Be Honored with Steinberg Playwright 'Mimi' Awards on 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced it will honor playwrights Annie Baker and Rajiv Joseph at the Sixth Annual Steinberg Playwright 'Mimi' Awards on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York. The 'Mimi' Awards are presented biennially to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights and to recognize the promise they hold for the future of American theater. (more...)

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