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Karen Pittman and Richard Topol Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's THE GLOW OVERHEAD Reading TonightKaren Pittman and Richard Topol Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's THE GLOW OVERHEAD Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Karen Pittman, best known for playing the role of Jory in the Tony-nominated play Disgraced and starring in the TV series 'The Americans,' and Richard Topol, known for numerous Broadway appearances, most recently with Larry David in Fish in the Dark, both star in Chautauqua Theater Company's (CTC) Signature Staged Reading of The Glow Overhead. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater to Present THE GLOW OVERHEAD as Final 2016 Signature Staged ReadingChautauqua Theater to Present THE GLOW OVERHEAD as Final 2016 Signature Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) continues its significant commitment to new play development under the co-leadership of Artistic Directors Vivienne Benesch and Andrew Borba with Signature Staged Readings of The Glow Overhead written by Nick Gandiello, and directed by Sherri Eden Barber, running August 3 - 5 as part of the 2016 season's New Play Workshop. The Glow Overhead plays on the Bratton Theater stage at the Chautauqua Institution. (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper ForumWorld Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights ConferenceNew Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

Semicolon Theatre Company to Bring Zoe Kamil's #BLESSED to FringeNYC, 8/12-28Semicolon Theatre Company to Bring Zoe Kamil's #BLESSED to FringeNYC, 8/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Semicolon Theatre Company (Producer, Alexa Derman) is proud to present the World Premiere of Zoe Kamil's #BLESSED, directed by Miranda Cornell as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - Fringe NYC. The production will run August 12-28 at Teatro SEA (107 Suffolk Street) with performances on Saturday, August 13 at 4:30pm, Thursday, August 18 at 7:15pm, Sunday, August 21 at 12pm, Wednesday, August 24 at 9:45pm, and Thursday, August 25 at 7pm. Tickets ($18) will go on sale Friday, July 15 and will be available online at www.blessedplay.com. (more...)

Playwright India Kotis to Sign Her Play The Tangibles at Drama Book ShopPlaywright India Kotis to Sign Her Play The Tangibles at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome India Kotis for a reading from her play THE TANGIBLES in its downstairs Arthur Seelen Theatre. The free event, which will take place on Monday, July 11th at 5:00pm, will be followed by a signing on the main floor of the shop. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Sets Cast of Dipika Guha's THE RULESSan Francisco Playhouse Sets Cast of Dipika Guha's THE RULES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse has announced The Rules by Dipika Guha as the final world premiere show of the seventh season of the award-winning Sandbox Series. The play will be performed at The Creativity Theater in Yerba Buena Gardens. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble to Stage Midwest Premiere of DRY LANDRivendell Theatre Ensemble to Stage Midwest Premiere of DRY LAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the midwest premiere of Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel. The production, directed by RTE member Hallie Gordon, runs April 22 - May 28, 2016, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Irvington Town Hall Theater to Present Three One-Acts as Part of Stage Door Reading SeriesIrvington Town Hall Theater to Present Three One-Acts as Part of Stage Door Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

 Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) closes out a second season of their Stage Door Series, ( where new works are presented in a relaxed setting without sets, costumes, or props) with an afternoon of one-act plays. Three different one-acts by two diverse local playwrights will be read on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00pm. Two plays by Evelyn Mertens: Stray Gloves and Sleep Study and one by Stephanie Okun: Fishing. There will be a Q&A with the playwrights following the reading. (more...)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda at 2016 GalaJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda at 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has just announced it will honor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony- and Grammy Award-winning composer, lyricist, performer, and 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient, as part of its Educating for Justice Gala on Monday, May 23, 2016. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2015 New Play Prize WinnersMarin Theatre Company Announces 2015 New Play Prize Winners
by Louisa Brady - Mar 12, 2016

Marin Theatre Company is proud to announce Rachel Bonds as the 2015 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize winner for her play Swimmers-which is currently running on the MTC mainstage-and Nick Gandiello as the 2015 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize winner for his play Sunrise Highway. Now in its ninth year, MTC's two new play prizes continue to celebrate the work of the American playwright and encourage the creation of bold, powerful new voices and plays for the American stage. (more...)

Pipeline Welcomes New Leadership, Sets 8th SeasonPipeline Welcomes New Leadership, Sets 8th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Pipeline Theatre Company has announced the addition of Natalie Gershtein, Producing Director, to their leadership team. Gershtein joins Ari Schrier, who has served as the company's Artistic Director since 2012. In this newly created position, Gershtein will work collaboratively with Schrier to oversee the company's strategic and artistic growth, which includes the presentation of the New York premiere of Jason Craig and Dave Malloy's BEARDO in the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Announces SUMMERWORKS Festival LineupClubbed Thumb Announces SUMMERWORKS Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. Now in its 21st season, SUMMERWORKS will run May 27 through July 9 at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan, and will feature productions of three new plays: EVERY ANGEL IS BRUTAL by Julia Jarcho and directed by Knud Adams; THE TOMB OF KING TOT by Eric Dufault and directed by Portia Krieger; and TUMACHO by Ethan Lipton and directed by Leigh Silverman. Festival passes are now on sale at: https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb/store/passes. (more...)

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...)

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