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A SINGULAR THEY to Make World Premiere at The Blank TheatreA SINGULAR THEY to Make World Premiere at The Blank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The cast and designers have been set for The Blank Theatre's world premiere production of A SINGULAR THEY by Aliza Goldstein, directed by Christopher J. Raymond. Performances begin March 19 with opening night set for Saturday, March 26. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Happy Birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Celebrate from 'HEIGHTS' to HAMILTONVIDEO FLASHBACK: Happy Birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Celebrate from 'HEIGHTS' to HAMILTON
by Sally Henry - Jan 16, 2016

He brought us a Tony-winning rap musical, IN THE HEIGHTS. He showed us another side of the founding fathers and landed Broadway squarely in the popular spotlight with HAMILTON. He's just an Oscar away from an EGOT. And he's 36 today. (more...)

Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices FestivalWilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Third Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, January 15 - 17, 2016. (more...)

NCTC to Present World Premiere of SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSANCTC to Present World Premiere of SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

In January, NCTC is proud to present the world premiere of a whimsical and powerful new play, Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman, directed by Ben Randle. Winner of the 2014 Global Age Project at Aurora Theatre Company and featured on The 2015 Kilroy List of the most recommended new plays by female and trans* writers, the play introduces us to Archer (still Angela to his family), who makes the journey back home to the forests of Eastern Oregon. His journey back proves to be just the beginning when he meets a handsome stranger at night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine. What follows illuminates the transitions of life and death, the comings and goings of love, and the mysteries of the human heart. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Sondheim, Gloria & Emilio Estefan Receive 2015 Medal of FreedomVIDEO: Stephen Sondheim, Gloria & Emilio Estefan Receive 2015 Medal of Freedom
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Legendary composer Stephen Sondheim and Gloria and Emilio Estefan were among the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award recipients at the White House yesterday. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Barbra Streisand, Gloria Estefan and More Honored with 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Ceremony Set for Next Week!Stephen Sondheim, Barbra Streisand, Gloria Estefan and More Honored with 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Ceremony Set for Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that among the 17 recipients of the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom are Broadway legends Stephen Sondheim and Barbra Streisand, as well as pop star and ON YOUR FEET! creator Gloria Estefan. President Barack Obama named this year's honoreees today, and the awards will be presented at the White House on November 24th. (more...)

True Story of THE LILLIPUT TROUPE Premieres Off-Broadway TonightTrue Story of THE LILLIPUT TROUPE Premieres Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Jack Eidson & Sally Lindel present the World Premiere of THE LILLIPUT TROUPE, a new play with music by Gaby FeBland. Directed by Alex Benjamin, performances begin tonight, November 6 at Off-Broadway's Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors. (more...)

HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Biographer Ron Chernow Will Be Feted at N-Y Historical Society 'Makers Gala' Next WeekHAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Biographer Ron Chernow Will Be Feted at N-Y Historical Society 'Makers Gala' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that the New-York Historical Society will present Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow and HAMILTON creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda with the distinguished 2015 History Makers Award during its annual History Makers Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, November 9, 2015.  (more...)

Creatives Behind Off-Broadway's 'GEORGIA MCBRIDE' and RED EYE OF LOVE Top SDCF's 2015 Callaway AwardsCreatives Behind Off-Broadway's 'GEORGIA MCBRIDE' and RED EYE OF LOVE Top SDCF's 2015 Callaway Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

On November 2, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) celebrated the 2014-2015 season's Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography. (more...)

En Garde Arts Kicks Off BOSSS Festival This WeekendEn Garde Arts Kicks Off BOSSS Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

En Garde Arts presents BOSSS, its new site-specific outdoor performance festival featuring new works by some of the New York City's most promising emerging theatre artists, this weekend, October 23-25 throughout Hudson River Park. The opening night party at The Frying Pan will now take place on October 23 at 7pm. (Tickets for the opening night party, on board the Frying Pan at Pier 66, are $250 or $75 for artists.) (more...)

Former Playwrights Theatre Contest Winners Receive New HonorsFormer Playwrights Theatre Contest Winners Receive New Honors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Four previous Playwrights Theatre New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest winners have recently accumulated additional writing honors in regional and national playwriting competitions. (more...)

En Garde Arts Moves BOSSS Festival to 10/23-25 Due to Tropical Storm JoachimEn Garde Arts Moves BOSSS Festival to 10/23-25 Due to Tropical Storm Joachim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Due to tropical storm Joachim, En Garde Arts has postponed BOSSS, its new site-specific outdoor performance festival featuring new works by some of the New York City's most promising emerging theatre artists, to October 23-25 throughout Hudson River Park. The opening night party at The Frying Pan will now take place on October 23 at 7pm. (more...)

True Story of THE LILLIPUT TROUPE to Premiere Off-Broadway This FallTrue Story of THE LILLIPUT TROUPE to Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Jack Eidson & Sally Lindel present the World Premiere of THE LILLIPUT TROUPE, a new play with music by Gaby FeBland. Directed by Alex Benjamin, performances begin November 6 at Off-Broadway's Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors. (more...)

Colt Coeur to Stage World Premiere of HOW TO LIVE ON EARTH in SeptemberColt Coeur to Stage World Premiere of HOW TO LIVE ON EARTH in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

How to Live on Earth is a haunting new play about our unrelenting obsession with the next frontier and the desire to give your life for something greater than yourself. Inspired in part by the Mars One project to colonize Mars by 2025 - this piece is a funny, wry, and deeply truthful portrait of the fears and hopes that drive us towards exploration and expansion.  (more...)

En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

En Garde Founder Anne Hamburger, a Pioneering Producer of Site-Specific Theater in New York, Returns with New Festival Challenging 26 Emerging Artists to Think Big (more...)

Colt Coeur Sets 6th SeasonColt Coeur Sets 6th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Colt Coeur Artistic Director Adrienne Campbell-Holt and Managing Director Amy Ashton announce the company's 6th season. The 2015-2016 season will include World Premieres by MJ Kaufman and William Francis Hoffman. While Colt Coeur spends the year developing plays and creating innovative initiatives, this is the first time they will be presenting a two-play season. (more...)

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...)

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