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Albee's THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY Opens Custom Made's 2012-13 Season, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2012

The Play About the Baby previews September 7-9 and runs through October 7 at Gough Street Playhouse. (more...)

Albee's THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY Opens Custom Made's 2012-13 Season Tonight, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

The Play About the Baby previews tonight, September 7-9 and runs through October 7 at Gough Street Playhouse. (more...)

Rachel Maddow, Elizabeth Marvel & More Set for PUBLIC FORUM Series This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will kick off the fourth season ofPUBLIC FORUM with the new series Drama Club, a book club for plays that will feature one-night-only readings and discussions of works by Kia Corthron, Tony Kushner, and Thornton Wilder at Joe's Pub. Curated by Jeremy McCarter, the popular PUBLIC FORUM series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, Beginning 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs will present one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, As You Like It, directed by Heidi Handelsman (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '14). With clever gender reversals and surprising twists of fate, As You Like It has long been considered one of Shakespeare's most romantic comedies. Performances are Friday November 2 at 7:30PM, Saturday November 3 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM, and Sunday November 4 at 2:00PM in the Citizens Bank Theater, Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. General admission is $10, with a $5 admission for seniors and students. Tickets are now on sale at the Trinity Rep box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, and online at trinityrep.com. (more...)

Denis O'Hare Joins Tony Kushner, Rachel Maddow, Elizabeth Marvel for Public Forum, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

The Public Theater announced that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has joined the next Public Forum Drama Club, Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy by Tony Kushner, on Sunday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub, continuing the fourth season of PUBLIC FORUM. (more...)

Pultizer Prize-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner to Write New Spielberg Script
by Movies News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY columnist Mark Harris sat down with Pultizer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner to discuss the highly anticipated film LINCOLN. Kushner, best known for Broadway's Angels in America, penned the screenplay for the upcoming Steven Spielberg epic. In the November 9th issue of the magazine, Kushner revealed that another collaboration with the legendary director is currently in the works. (more...)

Denis O'Hare Joins Tony Kushner, Rachel Maddow, Elizabeth Marvel for Public Forum Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2013

The Public Theater announced that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has joined the next Public Forum Drama Club, Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy by Tony Kushner, tonight, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub, continuing the fourth season of PUBLIC FORUM. (more...)

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs will present one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, As You Like It, directed by Heidi Handelsman (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '14). With clever gender reversals and surprising twists of fate, As You Like It has long been considered one of Shakespeare's most romantic comedies. Performances are Today November 2 at 7:30PM, Saturday November 3 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM, and Sunday November 4 at 2:00PM in the Citizens Bank Theater, Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. General admission is $10, with a $5 admission for seniors and students. Tickets are now on sale at the Trinity Rep box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, and online at trinityrep.com. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Returns to NVA for the Third Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2011

New Village Arts continues its holiday tradition with Joe Mantello's adaptation of David Sedaris' highly acclaimed The Santaland Diaries, directed by Ensemble Member Samuel Sherman and starring NVA Ensemble and Actors Equity Member Daren Scott. The Santaland Diaries follows one out of work actor who decides to become a Macy's elf to pay the holiday bills. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Kushner Chats 'Lincoln' on THE COLBERT REPORT
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

Tony Kushner appeared on last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central to speak about 'Lincoln', his lastest film collaboration with director Steven Spielberg. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Daytime Emmy Award Winner Darnell Williams Returns to NYC Stage in SIGHTLINES
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

The cell, a 21st century salon, and The Custom Made Theatre Company present Daytime Emmy & NAACP Image Award Winner Darnell Williams and Tamara Scott in Mark Eisman's 'Sightlines.' (more...)

Darnell Williams Will Return to NYC Stage in Mark Eisman's SIGHTLINES at The Cell, 11/23-12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

The cell - a 21st century salon and The Custom Made Theatre Company present Darnell Williams and Tamara Scott in Mark Eisman's Sightlines. Take a journey with two strangers that come together in the strangest of places, grasping in the dark for a human connection that will guide them out of the "rabbit hole." At the cell, 338 West 23rd St., New York, NY. Nov. 23 - Dec. 15, 2013. (more...)

Diversionary Theatre Presents THE PRIDE, 4/5-5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

After successful runs in London and New York, Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride makes its San Diego premiere in an all-new production at Diversionary Theatre beginning April 5. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Presents PRELUDE TO A KISS, Now thru 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

Directed by Stuart Bousel, Prelude to a Kiss previews tonight, May 17-19, opens May 21, and runs through June 16 at the Gough Street Playhouse. (more...)

Diversionary Theatre Presents THE PRIDE, 4/5-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

After successful runs in London and New York, Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride makes its San Diego premiere in an all-new production at Diversionary Theatre beginning April 5. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA 3/30-6/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Tony Kushner's Tony Award-winning Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Angels in America will run March 30 - June 3, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, April 14, 2012; Part One: Millennium Approaches at 3PM and Part Two: Perestroika at 8PM. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company's THE YELLOW BOAT Opens 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced the first production of its 2014 season, The Yellow Boat by David Saar. Directed by Joseph V. Calarco, there will be one preview performance on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, April 19 at 8pm. The Yellow Boat will play through May 25 at GTC Burbank. (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, 4/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Columbia Stages will present A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner, directed by Scott Ebersold. A third-year MFA Director in Columbia University's School of the Arts, Ebersold has selected a complex and provocative play as his thesis production. A Bright Room Called Day will be presented at The Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th Street, for five performances only, April 16 - 19, 2014. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Stage DEAR ELIZABETH, 4/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents the regional premiere of Dear Elizabeth running April 2-27 on the Steinbright Stage. Lisa Rothe directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA 3/30-6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Tony Kushner's Tony Award-winning Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Angels in America will run March 30 - June 3, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, April 14, 2012; Part One: Millennium Approaches at 3PM and Part Two: Perestroika at 8PM. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Raúl Esparza, Judy Kuhn, & More Set for THE CRADLE WILL ROCK at Encores! Off- Center; Runs 7/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

Danny Burstein, Eisa Davis, Raul Esparza, Peter Friedman, Judy Kuhn, Martin Moran, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anika Noni Rose and Henry Stram will star in Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, the inaugural show of New York City Center's new Encores! Off-Center series, playing for five performances, July 10 - 13 at City Center. The show will be directed bySam Gold and choreographed by Chase Brock; Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off Center artistic director. Chris Fenwick is the music director. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all and to younger audiences, the majority of tickets are $25. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/16- Tony Kushner
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Tony Kushner! Kushner's best known work is Angels in America, a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into a miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille's The Illusion, and S. Ansky's play The Dybbuk. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Co. to Stage Tony Kushner's A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, Opening 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced their next production, A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner, directed by Coeurage Artistic Director Jeremy Lelliott. There will be two preview performances on Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, August 17 at 8pm. A Bright Room Called Day will play through September 15 only at The Lost Studio on S. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/16- Tony Kushner
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Tony Kushner! Kushner's best known work is Angels in America, a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into a miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille's The Illusion, and S. Ansky's play The Dybbuk. (more...)

Pinole Players Stage East Bay Presents NEXT TO NORMAL, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Pinole Players Stage East Bay presents the regional premiere of NEXT TO NORMAL, Feb. 1-16. (more...)

Tony Kushner to Receive WGAW's 2013 Paul Selvin Award for LINCOLN Screenplay
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Writers Guild and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tony Kushner has been chosen to receive the WGAW's 2013 Paul Selvin Award for his adapted screenplay for Lincoln. Named after the late Selvin, who served as counsel to the Guild, the award is given to the WGA member whose script best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties, which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere. Kushner will be recognized, along with other honorees, at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 17, at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 1/27/2013
by BWW - Jan 27, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/27/2013 for Fargo (more...)

LINCOLN Screenplay Set for 1/22 Release
by Movies News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Tony Kushner's screenplay for LINCOLN, directed by Steven Spielberg, is set for release on Jan. 22, it was announced today. (more...)

TCG Books Publishes LINCOLN Screenplay
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) today announced the publication of Tony Kushner's critically acclaimed screenplay for Lincoln, now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. Based in part on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, the published screenplay of Lincoln, available in both paperback and a limited edition hardcover, contains a Foreword by Kearns Goodwin and eight pages of color photos from the film. (more...)

THE PHYSICISTS, WAKE & More Set for Columbia Stages 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to announce the 2014 Columbia Stages season of director and playwright Thesis Productions at Cloud City, The Connelly Theater, and The Pershing Square Signature Center. Columbia Stages has expanded its season to a variety of venues throughout the city in order to provide third-year students with high-quality presentation spaces that meet the needs of their individual visions. (more...)

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Opens At The Ringwald
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2012

Who Wants Cake? is set to present its production of A Bright Room Called Day, Tony Kushner's play about Germany, America, Fascism, The Right, Action, Inaction, Losing Battles, and Winning Wars. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 2/03/2013
by BWW - Feb 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/03/2013 for Fargo (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA 3/30-6/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Tony Kushner's Tony Award-winning Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Angels in America will run March 30 - June 3, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, April 14, 2012; Part One: Millennium Approaches at 3PM and Part Two: Perestroika at 8PM. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. Programs Present RHINOCEROS and MARISOL Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs will present a three week run of two unique and rarely produced plays running in repertory next month at the Pell Chafee Performance Center (PCPC), Providence, RI. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Winter Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 2, 2014

Winter usually isn't the busiest time of year for incoming Broadway shows, but that doesn't mean that there is any lack of fresh talent making their debuts! The Broadway Winter has arrived, and while a solid number of new faces are treading the boards, dozens more are on their way in the coming months. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. Programs Present RHINOCEROS and MARISOL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs will present a three week run of two unique and rarely produced plays running in repertory next month at the Pell Chafee Performance Center (PCPC), Providence, RI. (more...)

Member Tickets On Sale For Public Theater's Sondheim/Kushner Forum 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2011

The Public Theater has announced the return of Stephen Sondheim and Tony Kushner to The Public Forum on Tuesday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Working Theater to Present Michael Milligan's MERCY KILLERS, Begin. 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Working Theater, in its 29th season off-Broadway, will in collaboration with the Harold Clurman Lab Theater, offer a piercing perspective on healthcare reform in the United States, with MERCY KILLERS, written and performed by Michael Milligan. The play, directed by Tom Oppenheim will make its off-Broadway premiere on January 7th at the Stella Adler Studio's Theater 2B, 31 West 27th Street. The production will have its official opening on January 15th and will be performed in various communities throughout New York City in order to directly realize Working Theater's mission to bring theater to communities where working people live. (more...)

Tony Kushner Among Winners of New York Film Critic Circle Awards
by Movies News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

The New York Film Critics Circle today annouces its 2012 winners via a live Twitter feed. Below is the NYFCC winners which have been announced so far: (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Kushner Talks LINCOLN and Modern Politics
by Movies News Desk - Dec 23, 2012

Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, who wrote the screenplay for Lincoln, recently joined Bill Moyers to talk about what Abraham Lincoln can still teach us all about politics, compromise, and the survival of American democracy. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Opens At The Ringwald
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

Who Wants Cake? is set to present its production of A Bright Room Called Day, Tony Kushner's play about Germany, America, Fascism, The Right, Action, Inaction, Losing Battles, and Winning Wars. (more...)

GIANT Original Cast Album Coming in Spring 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the cast of the acclaimed epic musical GIANT will enter the recording studio in January to create an original cast album, which will be released by Ghostlight Records in spring 2013. GIANT officially opened at The Public on November 15 and features a book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, and direction by Michael Greif. The show will end its limited run at The Public Theater at Astor Place on Sunday, December 16 following a final two-week extension. (more...)

TCG Releases Revised, Complete Edition of ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of a Revised and Complete Edition of Angels in America by Tony Kushner. Available in both paperback and hardcover, this new edition contains both Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika in the revised versions that were performed in the 2010 Off-Broadway revival, as well as a new author's introduction. (more...)

Albee's THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY Opens Custom Made's 2012-13 Season, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2012

The Play About the Baby previews September 7-9 and runs through October 7 at Gough Street Playhouse. (more...)

Diversionary Theatre Presents THE PRIDE, 4/5-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

After successful runs in London and New York, Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride makes its San Diego premiere in an all-new production at Diversionary Theatre beginning April 5. (more...)

THE PRIDE Opens April 5 at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

After runs in London and New York, Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride makes its San Diego premiere this week at Diversionary Theatre. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre to Present PRELUDE TO A KISS, 5/17-6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Directed by Stuart Bousel, Prelude to a Kiss previews May 17-19, opens May 21, and runs through June 16 at the Gough Street Playhouse. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Stages DEAR ELIZABETH, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents the regional premiere of Dear Elizabeth running today, April 2-27 on the Steinbright Stage. Lisa Rothe directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Cornish College to Honor Tony Kushner and Deborah F. Rutter at 2014 Commencement, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

President Nancy J. Uscher has announced that Cornish College of the Arts will award honorary degrees at this year's commencement to ground-breaking American playwright Tony Kushner and to Deborah F. Rutter, president-elect of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Kushner is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Emmy Awards, and a recipient of the National Medal for Arts. One of the nation's leading arts administrators, Ms. Rutter assumes leadership of the Kennedy Center in September. Most recently she has served as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and, prior to that, she was the executive director of the Seattle Symphony. (more...)

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