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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...)

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 - Jun 13, 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...)

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...)

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