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Robin DeJesus, Santino Fontana and More Set for NAMT Festival of New MusicalsRobin DeJesus, Santino Fontana and More Set for NAMT Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced initial casting for the 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

MOTHER MAY I, COLORISM and More Set for Strand Theatre's 2012-13 SeasonMOTHER MAY I, COLORISM and More Set for Strand Theatre's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

The Strand Theater Co. presents the inaugural season conceived and developed by new artistic director Rain Pryor for 2012-13. It will feature six incredible shows, including one world and four Baltimore premieres, plus special events, performances, classes and more. (more...)

Marin Ireland & More Set For Playwrights Horizons MAPLE AND VINEMarin Ireland & More Set For Playwrights Horizons MAPLE AND VINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) announces complete casting for the New York premiere of MAPLE AND VINE, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Doris to Darlene at Playwrights Horizons, Amazons and Their Men, Kid-Simple). (more...)

92Y Tribeca to Host Playwrights Horizons Season Discussion, 9/1292Y Tribeca to Host Playwrights Horizons Season Discussion, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

Playwrights Horizons and 92YTribeca have announced that they will present a panel discussion previewing the theater company's new season on Monday evening, September 12 at 7:30 PM at 92YTribeca (200 Hudson Street). Moderated by The New Yorker culture writer Michael Schulman, joined by Playwrights Horizons Artistic Director Tim Sanford, the panel discussion will feature all six writers from the theater company's 2011/2012 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Dirty LaundryPhoto Flash: STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Dirty Laundry
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced the line-up of performers participating in the return of its popular benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES: Dirty Laundry on Monday evening, October 17. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Receives $60,000 GrantNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Receives $60,000 Grant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2011

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $60,000 Art Works grant to the National Alliance for Musical Theatre to support NAMT's Fall Conference and 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals taking place in the fall of 2012. (more...)

Marin Ireland & More Set For Playwrights Horizons MAPLE AND VINEMarin Ireland & More Set For Playwrights Horizons MAPLE AND VINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) announces complete casting for the New York premiere of MAPLE AND VINE, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Doris to Darlene at Playwrights Horizons, Amazons and Their Men, Kid-Simple). (more...)

Laura Benanti, Broadway Boys, et al. to Perform at Lucille Lortel Awards, 5/6Laura Benanti, Broadway Boys, et al. to Perform at Lucille Lortel Awards, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The Off-Broadway League today announced the confirmed performers for the 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. Additionally, the remaining tickets to the show have been released for sale to the public at a discounted rate of $35 each. The 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out this Sunday, May 6, 2012 at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00pm EST, in a ceremony that will once again benefit the Actors Fund. (more...)

Mary Testa, Chad Kimball, et al. Set for A PLAY IN FORTY ACTS, 5/2Mary Testa, Chad Kimball, et al. Set for A PLAY IN FORTY ACTS, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will hold its annual Spring Gala Benefit on Monday evening, May 2nd at 583 Park Avenue. The company is currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Bidding Ends Today for Playwrights Horizons AuctionBidding Ends Today for Playwrights Horizons Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2011

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced initial details for its 2011 special online Auction in connection with its annual Spring Gala Benefit. Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26 at 8AM at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons. Online bidding will continue for three weeks through Wednesday, May 18 (with items staggered to close at 8PM and 9PM). (more...)

Auction Items Announced for Round Two of Playwrights Horizons AuctionAuction Items Announced for Round Two of Playwrights Horizons Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2011

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional details for a second round of major items for its 2011 special online Auction. (more...)

Mary Testa, Chad Kimball, et al. Set for A PLAY IN FORTY ACTS, 5/2Mary Testa, Chad Kimball, et al. Set for A PLAY IN FORTY ACTS, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2011

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will hold its annual Spring Gala Benefit on Monday evening, May 2nd at 583 Park Avenue. The company is currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons 2012 Gala to Honor James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim, and More!Playwrights Horizons 2012 Gala to Honor James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, June 11th at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled "The Highest Standard", the evening will celebrate its five Pulitzer Prize-winning productions and honor the creators of these memorable works for the theater. The honorees are James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George), Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park), Stephen Sondheim (Sunday in the Park with George), Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy), Wendy Wasserstein (The Heidi Chronicles) and Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2011-12 Season!Playwrights Horizons Announces 2011-12 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the first five productions of its 2011/2012 Season. The World Premiere and four New York premieres will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. The five plays will be (in Season order): (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Presents KIN, Opens 3/21Playwrights Horizons Presents KIN, Opens 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2011

The Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) World Premiere production of KIN, a new play by Bathsheba Doran (Living Room in Africa, her adaptation of Great Expectations at The Lortel) will officially open On March 21. (more...)

Batt, Dixon et al. Lead Director's Company's BECOMING TENNESSEE Reading, 3/2Batt, Dixon et al. Lead Director's Company's BECOMING TENNESSEE Reading, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

Bryan Batt (actor, designer, civic activist) portrays 'Salvatore Romano' on AMC's critically acclaimed dramatic series MAD MEN by the multi Emmy award winning writer/ producer, Matthew Wiener. The hit series has received numerous awards from the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Peabody award. Broadway leading and principal roles include: 2005 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SUESSICAL THE MUSICAL, SUNSET BLVD., SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, and CATS. Off Broadway: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY STRIKES BACK, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY CLEANS UP ITS ACT (Drama Desk Nomination). Theatrically Bryan is most proud to have created the role of DARIUS in both the N.Y. and L.A (Drama Logue Award) productions as well as the film adaptation of Paul Rudnick's ground braking comedy JEFFREY. (more...)

NYTW/Playwrights Horizons Present THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLDNYTW/Playwrights Horizons Present THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director, Tim Sanford; Managing Director, Leslie Marcus) and New York Theatre Workshop (Artistic Director, James C. Nicola; Managing Director, William Russo) have announced complete casting and creative team for THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD, a new musical with book by Joy Gregory; music by Gunnar Madsen; lyrics by Ms. Gregory and Mr. Madsen; and story by Ms. Gregory, Mr. Madsen and John Langs. (more...)

NYTW/Playwrights Horizons Present THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLDNYTW/Playwrights Horizons Present THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director, Tim Sanford; Managing Director, Leslie Marcus) and New York Theatre Workshop (Artistic Director, James C. Nicola; Managing Director, William Russo) have announced complete casting and creative team for THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD, a new musical with book by Joy Gregory; music by Gunnar Madsen; lyrics by Ms. Gregory and Mr. Madsen; and story by Ms. Gregory, Mr. Madsen and John Langs. (more...)

NAMT Announces 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals,  10/11-12NAMT Announces 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today the eight musicals selected to be part of the 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Anne Kauffman to Direct MAPLE & VINE at Playwrights HorizonsAnne Kauffman to Direct MAPLE & VINE at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2011

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the sixth and final production of its upcoming 2011/2012 Season. Completing the theater company's line-up is the New York premiere of MAPLE & VINE, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Doris to Darlene at Playwrights Horizons, Act a Lady, Amazons and Their Men), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (The Thugs, Stunning, Naked Angels' This Wide Night, Mr. Harrison's Act a Lady). (more...)

Laura Eason, Gabriel Barre, et al. Set for O'Neill's Music Theatre ConferenceLaura Eason, Gabriel Barre, et al. Set for O'Neill's Music Theatre Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference, today announced directors for music theater selections previously announced: (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Presents A SMALL FIRE Thru 1/23Playwrights Horizons Presents A SMALL FIRE Thru 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) presents the World Premiere of A SMALL FIRE, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City at PH, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Goodman Theatre And Playwrights Horizons Partner For FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical?Goodman Theatre And Playwrights Horizons Partner For FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2011

Playwrights Horizons announced in December that it had commissioned FAR FROM HEAVEN, a new musical with book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, The Grapes of Wrath). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Presents KIN, Previews 2/25Playwrights Horizons Presents KIN, Previews 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2011

Previews begin Friday, February 25 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) World Premiere production of KIN, a new play by Bathsheba Doran (Living Room in Africa, her adaptation of Great Expectations at The Lortel). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Presents A SMALL FIRE, Closes 1/23Playwrights Horizons Presents A SMALL FIRE, Closes 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) presents the World Premiere of A SMALL FIRE, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City at PH, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by Trip Cullman (Adam Bock's The Drunken City at PH and Swimming in the Shallows, plus Bachelorette, Some Men, The Last Sunday in June, the recent Edgewise, Adam Rapp's upcoming The Hallway Trilogy) the production will close Sunday, January 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Playwright Horizons Introduces PLAYTIME!Playwright Horizons Introduces PLAYTIME!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus; Managing Director) is pleased to announce the launch of PLAYTIME! at Playwrights Horizons, a brand new program offering affordable, professional childcare while you see a show. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Plays Clevland Playhouse 2/4-2/27THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Plays Clevland Playhouse 2/4-2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

A haunting American classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL marks the first Cleveland Play House production of a work by Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winner Horton Foote, and the world-premiere performance of this play by an African-American cast. Receiving the blessing of Hallie Foote, daughter of the playwright, this co-production with Round House Theatre is helmed by Timothy Douglas and stars preeminent African-American actress Lizan Mitchell as Carrie Watts. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL begins in the Drury Theatre at Cleveland Play House on Friday, February 4 and runs through Sunday, February 27, 2011. Tickets are available at Cleveland Play House box office by calling 216.795.7000 ext 4 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is presented with support from US Bank, Turner Construction, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Plays Clevland Playhouse 2/4-2/27THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Plays Clevland Playhouse 2/4-2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

A haunting American classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL marks the first Cleveland Play House production of a work by Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winner Horton Foote, and the world-premiere performance of this play by an African-American cast. Receiving the blessing of Hallie Foote, daughter of the playwright, this co-production with Round House Theatre is helmed by Timothy Douglas and stars preeminent African-American actress Lizan Mitchell as Carrie Watts. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL begins in the Drury Theatre at Cleveland Play House on Friday, February 4 and runs through Sunday, February 27, 2011. Tickets are available at Cleveland Play House box office by calling 216.795.7000 ext 4 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is presented with support from US Bank, Turner Construction, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Plays Clevland Playhouse, Closes 2/27THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Plays Clevland Playhouse, Closes 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2011

A haunting American classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL marks the first Cleveland Play House production of a work by Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winner Horton Foote, and the world-premiere performance of this play by an African-American cast. Receiving the blessing of Hallie Foote, daughter of the playwright, this co-production with Round House Theatre is helmed by Timothy Douglas and stars preeminent African-American actress Lizan Mitchell as Carrie Watts. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL begins in the Drury Theatre at Cleveland Play House on Friday, February 4 and runs through Sunday, February 27, 2011. Tickets are available at Cleveland Play House box office by calling 216.795.7000 ext 4 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is presented with support from US Bank, Turner Construction, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council. (more...)

Playwright Horizons Introduces PLAYTIME!Playwright Horizons Introduces PLAYTIME!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus; Managing Director) is pleased to announce the launch of PLAYTIME! at Playwrights Horizons, a brand new program offering affordable, professional childcare while you see a show. (more...)

Banes, Bogardus, Hopper And More Join GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Banes, Bogardus, Hopper And More Join GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for the World Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, a new play by five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan (author/performer of She Stoops to Comedy, performer in The Wax and director of Kate's Diary, all at PH; Coraline; Some Men; The Argument; The Myopia; The Boys in the Band). (more...)

Bryan Batt, Jerry Dixon, et al. Join BECOMING TENNESSEE ReadingBryan Batt, Jerry Dixon, et al. Join BECOMING TENNESSEE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2011

Bryan Batt (actor, designer, civic activist) portrays 'Salvatore Romano' on AMC's critically acclaimed dramatic series MAD MEN by the multi Emmy award winning writer/ producer, Matthew Wiener. The hit series has received numerous awards from the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Peabody award. Broadway leading and principal roles include: 2005 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SUESSICAL THE MUSICAL, SUNSET BLVD., SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, and CATS. Off Broadway: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY STRIKES BACK, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY CLEANS UP ITS ACT (Drama Desk Nomination). Theatrically Bryan is most proud to have created the role of DARIUS in both the N.Y. and L.A (Drama Logue Award) productions as well as the film adaptation of Paul Rudnick's ground braking comedy JEFFREY. (more...)

Batt, Dixon et al. Lead Director's Company's BECOMING TENNESSEE Reading, 3/2Batt, Dixon et al. Lead Director's Company's BECOMING TENNESSEE Reading, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

Bryan Batt (actor, designer, civic activist) portrays 'Salvatore Romano' on AMC's critically acclaimed dramatic series MAD MEN by the multi Emmy award winning writer/ producer, Matthew Wiener. The hit series has received numerous awards from the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Peabody award. Broadway leading and principal roles include: 2005 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SUESSICAL THE MUSICAL, SUNSET BLVD., SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, and CATS. Off Broadway: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY STRIKES BACK, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY CLEANS UP ITS ACT (Drama Desk Nomination). Theatrically Bryan is most proud to have created the role of DARIUS in both the N.Y. and L.A (Drama Logue Award) productions as well as the film adaptation of Paul Rudnick's ground braking comedy JEFFREY. (more...)

FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical to Play Williamstown Theater Festival This Summer; Opens Off-Broadway in 2013FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical to Play Williamstown Theater Festival This Summer; Opens Off-Broadway in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012

According to the New York Times, Playwrights Horizons will present FAR FROM HEAVEN, a new musical with book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, The Grapes of Wrath), in Spring 2013. The show will also play Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer. The musical was adapted from the acclaimed, award-winning 2002 Focus Features/Vulcan Productions motion picture Far From Heaven, written and directed by Todd Haynes. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons to Hold 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair Tomorrow Playwrights Horizons to Hold 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will host its third annual Holiday Craft Fair on Friday, December 9 from 3PM to 6:30 PM in the company's festively made-over Ford Motor Company Lobby (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Marin Ireland & More Set For Playwrights Horizons MAPLE AND VINEMarin Ireland & More Set For Playwrights Horizons MAPLE AND VINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2011

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) announces complete casting for the New York premiere of MAPLE AND VINE, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Doris to Darlene at Playwrights Horizons, Amazons and Their Men, Kid-Simple). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Presents A SMALL FIRE, Opens 1/6Playwrights Horizons Presents A SMALL FIRE, Opens 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) presents the World Premiere of A SMALL FIRE, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City at PH, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Collins, Desai, Sabath Join EVERGREEN, A New Holiday Musical 12/20Collins, Desai, Sabath Join EVERGREEN, A New Holiday Musical 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2010

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) is pleased to announce the final cast for their Monday, Dec. 20th benefit concert staging of EVERGREEN: A New Holiday Musical. (more...)

GREY GARDENS' Frankel & Korie Team with Greenberg for FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical at Playwrights HorizonsGREY GARDENS' Frankel & Korie Team with Greenberg for FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) announced today that it has commissioned FAR FROM HEAVEN, a new musical with book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, The Grapes of Wrath). The musical is being adapted from the acclaimed, award-winning 2002 Focus Features/Vulcan Productions motion picture Far From Heaven, written and directed by Todd Haynes. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Commissions FAR FROM HEAVEN MusicalPlaywrights Horizons Commissions FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) announced today that it has commissioned FAR FROM HEAVEN, a new musical with book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, The Grapes of Wrath). The musical is being adapted from the acclaimed, award-winning 2002 Focus Features/Vulcan Productions motion picture Far From Heaven, written and directed by Todd Haynes. (more...)

Birney, Williams, Pawk Lead A SMALL FIRE at Playwrights Horizons, Previews 12/16Birney, Williams, Pawk Lead A SMALL FIRE at Playwrights Horizons, Previews 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for the World Premiere of A SMALL FIRE, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City at PH, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Collins, Desai, Sabath Join EVERGREEN, A New Holiday Musical 12/20Collins, Desai, Sabath Join EVERGREEN, A New Holiday Musical 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2010

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) is pleased to announce the final cast for their Monday, Dec. 20th benefit concert staging of EVERGREEN: A New Holiday Musical. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons To Host Annual Holiday Craft Fair 12/14Playwrights Horizons To Host Annual Holiday Craft Fair 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2010

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will host its second annual Holiday Craft Fair on Tuesday, December 14 from 1PM to 4PM in Playwrights Horizons' festively made-over Ford Motor Company Lobby (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

NAMT Announces 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals Creative TeamsNAMT Announces 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today the creative teams selected to be part of the 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Becky Ann Baker, Peter Friedman and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' THE GREAT GOD PANBecky Ann Baker, Peter Friedman and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' THE GREAT GOD PAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2012

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional casting for its 2012/2013 Season, with initial casting for THE GREAT GOD PAN, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Amy Herzog (After the Revolution at PH, 4000 Miles), directed by Carolyn Cantor (After the Revolution and Essential Self-Defense at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Water Flower). (more...)

92Y Tribeca to Host Playwrights Horizons Season Discussion, 9/1292Y Tribeca to Host Playwrights Horizons Season Discussion, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2011

Playwrights Horizons and 92YTribeca have announced that they will present a panel discussion previewing the theater company's new season on Monday evening, September 12 at 7:30 PM at 92YTribeca (200 Hudson Street). Moderated by The New Yorker culture writer Michael Schulman, joined by Playwrights Horizons Artistic Director Tim Sanford, the panel discussion will feature all six writers from the theater company's 2011/2012 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Holds STORIES ON 5 STORIES Fundraiser, 10/17Playwrights Horizons Holds STORIES ON 5 STORIES Fundraiser, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced it will once again present its popular, annual benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES. This year's event, set for Monday evening, October 17, will feature new works by seven of the theater's alumni writers: Tanya Barfield (Blue Door at PH), Bathsheba Doran (Kin at PH), Obie Award winner Daniel Goldfarb (The Retributionists at PH), Eric Overmyer (The Heliotrope Bouquet... at PH), Jonathan Marc Sherman (Sophistry at PH), Jeanine Tesori (Violet at PH) and Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy at PH). Each play will be performed in a different, unconventional space throughout all five stories of Playwrights Horizons' home at 416 West 42nd Street, and the entire evening will benefit the company's developmental programs and productions. (more...)

Steven Blier & Darius de Haas Hold Concert for Launch of QUIET PLEASE CD, 4/28Steven Blier & Darius de Haas Hold Concert for Launch of QUIET PLEASE CD, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

In celebration of their brand new recording, Quiet Please, renowned musician Steven Blier and celebrated vocalist Darius de Haas will present a special concert, featuring selections from the CD. The one night only event will take place on Thursday, April 28th at 8pm in the Merkin Concert Hall, located within The Kaufman Center (129 West 67th St.). Tickets, ($22 for orchestra, $18 for balcony, $11 for student/senior), can be obtained by calling 212 501 3330, or by visiting www.kaufman-center.org. (more...)

Steven Blier & Darius de Haas Hold Concert for Launch of QUIET PLEASE CDSteven Blier & Darius de Haas Hold Concert for Launch of QUIET PLEASE CD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2011

In celebration of their brand new recording, Quiet Please, renowned musician Steven Blier and celebrated vocalist Darius de Haas will present a special concert, featuring selections from the CD. The one night only event will take place on Thursday, April 28th at 8pm in the Merkin Concert Hall, located within The Kaufman Center (129 West 67th St.). Tickets, ($22 for orchestra, $18 for balcony, $11 for student/senior), can be obtained by calling 212 501 3330, or by visiting www.kaufman-center.org. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, et al. Participate in Playwrights Horizons AuctionSutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, et al. Participate in Playwrights Horizons Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2011

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced initial details for its 2011 special online Auction in connection with its annual Spring Gala Benefit. Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26 at 8AM at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons. Online bidding will continue for three weeks through Wednesday, May 18 (with items staggered to close at 8PM and 9PM). (more...)

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