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Works by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYSWorks by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network announced today the lineup for the 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, the biennial festival series of brand new plays from emerging playwrights. (more...)

 MANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Kenneth Lonergan Wins Oscar for Best Original Screenplay MANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Kenneth Lonergan Wins Oscar for Best Original Screenplay
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Kenneth Lonergan has won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Screenplay for MANCHESTER BY THE SEA. (more...)

THE HUMANS, David Henry Hwang's SOFT POWER Headline 2017-18 at the Ahmanson TheatreTHE HUMANS, David Henry Hwang's SOFT POWER Headline 2017-18 at the Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Stephen Karam's four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway play THE HUMANS will be the centerpiece of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2017-18 season at Center Theatre Group next June, along with David Henry Hwang's new commission SOFT POWER. (more...)

Star-Studded Cast, Creative Team Announced for Globe Favorite THE BLAMELESSStar-Studded Cast, Creative Team Announced for Globe Favorite THE BLAMELESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Nick Gandiello's touching and timely drama The Blameless, which was developed in a reading in the Globe's Powers New Voices Festival last year.Gaye Taylor Upchurch (The Last Match, Bethany) returns to the Globe to direct. (more...)

Legendary Composer Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored at PEN America's Literary GalaLegendary Composer Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored at PEN America's Literary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Master composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive the 2017 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award at PEN America's annual Literary Gala on April 25 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Actress Meryl Streep, who starred in the 2014 film adaptation of Sondheim's Into the Woods, will present the prize. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces 15th Annual Teen One-Acts FestivalBerkeley Rep Announces 15th Annual Teen One-Acts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Berkeley Rep School of Theatre today announced the 15th Annual Teen One-Acts Festival. Produced by members of Berkeley Rep's Teen Council, the 2017 festival features two world premiere plays written by high school students-Leap by Chloe Xtina, a senior at Oakland School of the Arts, and directed by Fiona Deane-Grundman, a junior at Campolindo High School, and Grapefruit Girls by Penelope Gould, a junior at Oakland School of the Arts, and directed by Claire Talbott, a senior at Lowell High School. (more...)

Star-Studded Cast, Creative Team Announced for Globe Favorite THE BLAMELESSStar-Studded Cast, Creative Team Announced for Globe Favorite THE BLAMELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Nick Gandiello's touching and timely drama The Blameless, which was developed in a reading in the Globe's Powers New Voices Festival last year.Gaye Taylor Upchurch (The Last Match, Bethany) returns to the Globe to direct. (more...)

Eli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 BelowEli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

New York Premiere of MJ Kaufman's SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA Enters Final Week at NAATCONew York Premiere of MJ Kaufman's SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA Enters Final Week at NAATCO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The OBIE Award-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theater Company, concludes their 25th anniversary season with the New York Premiere of MJ Kaufman's Sagittarius Ponderosa. Ken Rus Schmoll directs an all-Asian American cast that includes Daniel K. Isaac (of TV's 'Billions'), Mia Katigbak, Glenn Kubota, Bex Kwan and Virginia Wing. This Off-Broadway limited engagement at 3LD (80 Greenwich Street at Rector) will continue through November 19th only. (more...)

Greg Hildreth, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Max Crumm, & More Will Perform THE LAST SONG OF EDDIE SCOURGE at Feinstein's/54 BelowGreg Hildreth, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Max Crumm, & More Will Perform THE LAST SONG OF EDDIE SCOURGE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), featuring Greg Hildreth (The Robber Bridegroom, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers: The Musical, Found), Max Crumm (Disaster!, Grease), and more on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Jack O'Brien and Joshua Bergasse to Host SDC Foundation's 27th Annual Joe A. Callaway AwardsJack O'Brien and Joshua Bergasse to Host SDC Foundation's 27th Annual Joe A. Callaway Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

On October 24, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation) will celebrate the 27th Annual Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The evening will be hosted by former Callaway Award-winning Jack O'Brien and Callaway Award finalist Joshua Bergasse. (more...)

Eli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 BelowEli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance CenterPhoto Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago was honored to welcome Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star ofHamilton: An American Musical, to its West Loop facility, the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located at 1147 West Jackson Boulevard. More than 160 invited guests included students and families participating in Hubbard Street's Youth Dance Programs; members of Hubbard Street's Junior Ensemble, Hubbard Street 2 and the artists of its world-renowned main company; staff members and special guests; individual and foundation supporters of its Education Programs; and Season 38 Spotlight Ball attendees who made donations at the organization's annual gala. (more...)

NAATCO to Close 25th Anniversary Season with SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSANAATCO to Close 25th Anniversary Season with SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The OBIE Award-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theater Company, concludes their 25th anniversary season with the New York Premiere of MJ Kaufman's Sagittarius Ponderosa. Ken Rus Schmoll directs an all-Asian American cast that includes Daniel K. Isaac (of TV's 'Billions'), Mia Katigbak, Glenn Kubota, Bex Kwan and Virginia Wing. (more...)

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...)

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