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Desi Moreno-Penson's OMINOUS MEN Gets Staged Reading in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

There will be a one-night only staged reading of OMINOUS MEN, a new, full-length play by Latina playwright Desi Moreno-Penson. (more...)

METAs Award Winners 2015-16 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Montreal's English theatre community gathered in celebration at the beautiful and historic Rialto Theatre on Monday October 24th for the 4thannual METAs ceremony, honouring excellence in Montreal English theatre for the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Aleshea Harris Wins 2016 Relentless Award in Honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The American Playwriting Foundation, established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Aleshea Harris for The 2016 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play. (more...)

Accepting Submissions for 2017 National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, a two-time Tony Award winner and latest recipient of the National Medal of Arts, is now accepting projects for development during the 2017 National Music Theater Conference. Applicants may submit music theater works for consideration through Friday, November 18th, 2016. (more...)

EMH Productions in Association with Atim Udoffia Presents DOUBT: A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

EMH Productions rounds out its fifth year of dynamic theatre on intimate Sacramento stages, this time partnering with Co-Producer Atim Udoffia for Doubt by John Patrick Shanley. It will be directed by Sacramento's Anthony D'Juan. This 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play mesmerized audiences on Broadway, while the 2009 film adaptation received an Oscar nomination.  (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to critical and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their hit world premiere production of A Life, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

LaChanze to Launch FEELING GOOD Tour at The Highline Ballroom This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

LaChanze - the Tony Award winning actress and concert star of The Color Purple, If/Then, Once on This Island and more - will introduce New York to an electric new concert 'Feeling Good' at The Highline Ballroom on Monday, February 27, 2017 in anticipation of an upcoming national tour. (more...)

O'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that Paulette Haupt, founding Artistic Director of its National Music Theater Conference, will step down following the 2017 season, after 40 years leading the program. The program began in 1978 after George C. White, founder of the O'Neill, invited Ms. Haupt to launch a new development program for music theater, in a similar mold to the O'Neill's groundbreaking National Playwrights Conference, launched in 1964. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces New 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

With Sinbad the Sailor opening on Monday and Rani Moorthy's Whose Sari Now? currently playing in Gerry's studio space, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Offers Sneak Peek of 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Following the record-breaking success of Festival 2016 and in the midst of a robust artist residency season, Jacob's Pillow Dance is planning its momentous 85th Anniversary Festival. (more...)

Broadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT, is producing its first winter production - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - in partnership with Walnut Hill Community Church. (more...)

Off-Broadway Musical Bursts Onto the Belgrade's Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

This April, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry will present the European premiere production of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, the award-winning off-Broadway musical by Kirsten Childs. This new production is co-produced with Theatre Royal Stratford East where it is currently enjoying a successful run and has received critical acclaim. (more...)

FUN HOME, MIES JULIE and More Lead Victory Gardens 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2017-2018 Season. Victory Gardens' 43rd Season will include the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; the Chicago premieres of Fade, a co-production with Teatro Vista, by Tanya Saracho, and Mies Julie, a contemporary reworking of August Strindberg's classic Miss Julie by Yael Farber, as well as the world premieres of Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a Black Girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu and Doing It by Boo Killebrew. (more...)

THIS IS US Scribe and Neil LaBute Among Writers of THE OTHER PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit this past summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, will kick off its 38th season with the World Premiere of THE OTHER PLAYS: SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE OTHERNESS IN OUR SOCIETY, a bill of new short works by playwrights Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter (a Writers Guild Award nominee for This Is Us), Lameece Isaaq, Neil LaBute and Tatiana Rivera. This evening of short plays exploring the themes of race, religion, sexual identity, and social otherness begins previews on March 10 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 16. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries today, Monday, March 6, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY OUR WAY at Kalita Humphrey's Theater
by Christina Hoth - Mar 3, 2017

Uptown Players has your weekend evenings planned as they present Broadway Our Way.  BWOW is the Players' annual fundraiser that gender-bends the typical Broadway numbers and allows some of Dallas' finest actors and actresses to play the dream roles they'd never land in a heteronormative casting call.  As it is their 16th year producing this fundraiser, Craig Lynch and Jeff Rane have certainly cultivated an incredible pool of talent. (more...)

BWW Review: WELL at 1st Stage
by Jenny Minich - Mar 27, 2017

Why are some people well and others unwell? Playwright Lisa Kron's Well, asks the hard questions. In this s-called 'multi-character theatrical exploration,' Kron (Adurey Bertaux) is the star in her play-within-a-play chronicling her real-life experiences growing up in Lansing, Michigan in the 1960s. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Ain Gordon & Josh Quillen's RADICALS IN MINIATURE to Premiere at BAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents a World Premiere from playwright and director Ain Gordon, written and directed in partnership with percussionist and composer Josh Quillen. (more...)

TOUCHTONES, A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE BLUEST EYE Set for Arden Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announces the first three shows of their 2017/18 30th Anniversary Season and continues their mission to present great stories by great storytellers. (more...)

Shanna Miles Releases Southern Gothic Paranormal Young Adult Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Shanna Reed Miles, an author of fiction for teens and book reviewer based in Georgia, is set to release Willow Born, a new novel that mixes true Black Girl magic and mystery. This 77,000 word Southern Gothic Paranormal Young Adult novel in the teenage realm perfectly blends supernatural drama, romance, and intrigue to challenge your idea of fantasy. (more...)

New Book from 'Your Invincible Power' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Book release date - April 2017. This new book from Your Invincible Power isn't just a fictional story about a valiant family and their life journey, in fact, its thought provoking insight draws in the reader along with the characters in the book. Author Pamela Hamilton manages to teach the value of the soul through her willingness to go against conventional thinking and the harsh illusion of many of our core beliefs. She was told that, Love, Life and Beyond, couldn't be done, that spiritual mentors talking to the reader is not acceptable or creditable in fiction. However, these delightful mentors with powerful messages prove different. Amid issues of racism, drugs and teen problems, Love, Life and Beyond shows the reader another way of looking at life's jarring troubles through the story of Anne, a racist from the South, who dies from a brain aneurysm. After some time to reflect in the spiritual realm, Anne's soul is ready for another trial on Earth - this time in the body of Nova: a Black Girl. By means of some ethereal circumstances Nova finds herself hurled into the hostility of her former family's hate; having no clue of her previous non-physical proclamation to transform their beliefs. If you are tired of the usual conventional story-lines and you crave something more out of this world and yet something that works for you this fictional story peppered with some non-fictional insights has arrived. Love, Life and Beyond is set for release in April 2017 published with FriesenPress and is the first Fictional book from Your Invincible Power. Pamela invites you to join her and her son W.T on this journey of self empowerment and abundance at www.yourinvinciblepower.com (more...)

BWW Review: CSULB Performs Theatrical Alchemy on THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by George Brietigam - Mar 13, 2017

Cal State Long Beach's Theatre Arts Department practiced two hours of theatre alchemy spinning Kirsten Childs' manure of a script into pure gold. Hats off to Dr. Jaye Austin Williams, and her unbelievably talented cast and team of designers for turning this banal and poorly written story into an enjoyable masterpiece! (more...)

O'Neill Represented in NYC by SIGNIFICANT OTHER, IN TRANSIT and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrates dozens of shows on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in theaters across the globe this 2016-17 season. Projects from the National Playwrights Conference and National Music Theater Conference have moved on to significant productions and even the Academy Awards.  (more...)

A.R.T.'s OBERON Sets Winter 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during January and February - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

Richard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who brought five amazing Broadway performers to Ocean State Theatre in October, returns with an all new concert featuring another five great 'straight-from-Broadway' performers - including Rhode Island's own Richard H. Blake. (more...)

Jussie Smollett to Executive Produc New Digital Drama Series GIANTS on YouTube
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Empire star Jussie Smollett serves as executive producer of GIANTS, the latest project from writer, director and actor James Bland. (more...)

Brooklyn Museum Celebrates Black History Month With BEVERLY BUCHANAN And I SEE MYSELF IN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On February 4, Target First Saturday celebrates Black History Month with artists and activists from the African diaspora. Highlights include musical performances by Courtnee Roze and OSHUN; a dance party by Everyday People with sets by DJ mOma and DJ Rich Knight; and an interactive design performance by Black Gotham Experience. (more...)

BWW Review: Splendidly Intense West Coast Premiere of A TIME TO KILL at Theatre 68
by Shari Barrett - Jan 17, 2017

Almost fifteen years ago, Ronnie Marmo pulled together a group of his most talented friends in Los Angeles and created The 68 Cent Crew Company, after having arrived here with 68 cents in his pocket and a head full of dreams. So, when a company member recently asked him what they could do about terrible current events, and about how our country is dealing with racism, perfect timing intervened the following morning when the play A TIME TO KILL came across his desk, and as the father of an 8- year-old child, Marmo knew he needed to present it. (more...)

HBO's INSECURE: The Complete First Season Available on Blu-ray and DVD 3/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Season 1 of INSECURE, the “bright, cutting, funny” (USA Today) new HBO comedy series, is set to make its Home Entertainment debut on March 21, 2017. (more...)

WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). (more...)

Cast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE PROFANE, the world premiere of a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at , Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

Centric Premieres ECLIPSED: BEHIND THE CURTAIN with Playwright Danai Gurira
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Tune in for a dose of Black Girl Magic as Centric premieres "ECLIPSED: BEHIND THE CURTAIN"!  This 90-minute, 3-part documentary series chronicles the ascent and realization of "Eclipsed" - a Broadway play written, directed and performed all by women of African descent, including Danai Gurira (star of "The Walking Dead"). (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, THE TREASURER and More Announced for Playwrights Horizons' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the six productions of its 2017/2018 Season.  The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

California State University Long Beach Grapples With Race In THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Theatre Arts presents The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, with book, music and lyrics by Kirsten Childs and directed by Dr. Jaye Austin Williams. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

12th Annual Final Draft Awards Honorees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Final Draft, a unit of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, now in its 26th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, today announced the selection of Robert McKee as its Hall of Fame Award honoree for the 12th annual Final Draft Awards. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre's Spring 2017 Lineup Full of Music, Drama and Fun
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre has revealed its new season of shows coming to Coventry in spring 2017. (more...)

A TIME TO KILL Will Return for Extended Run This January at Theatre 68
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 are proud to bring back the incredibly successful West Coast Premiere production of 'A TIME TO KILL' - based on the Bestseller by John Grisham and adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes. (more...)

BWW Review: Nick Cordero Leads Robert De Niro/Jerry Zaks-Directed A BRONX TALE To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Dec 2, 2016

When the new musical based on Chazz Palminteri's autobiographical solo play, A BRONX TALE had its world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse earlier this year, it boasted a solid first act, a terrific star performance by Nick Cordero, an Alan Menken/Glenn Slater song that every Sinatra-styled saloon singer will want to grab. It also featured some of those traditional second act problems that often plague new musicals looking for a Broadway home. (more...)

Richard Horchler Announces THE SECRET MEETING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Richard Horchler, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Secret Meeting': a gripping and potent work that delves into the ideas of social injustice, racism and equality. Follow along as two people choose love over prejudice. (more...)

Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

OBERON to Host I.D. FESTIVAL This Winter; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue, presents the I.D. Festival - a festival exploring gender identity and celebrating the diverse experiences of the trans community. (more...)

Matt Dempsey, Llandyll Gove, and More Join the Cast of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Belgrade Coventry Theatre today announces the cast for Kirsten Childs' award-winning off-Broadway musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. (more...)

Tunes from Highline Ballroom Concert Featured on LaChanze's FEELING GOOD EP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

LaCHANZE - the Tony Award-winning actress and concert star of The Color Purple, If/Then, Once on This Island and more - has announced plans to record a special EP "Feeling Good" to feature musical highlights of her electric new concert of the same name at The Highline Ballroom. (more...)

Fourth Annual "OnEdge" Series Spotlights Genre-Defying Experimental Live Performance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the fourth annual OnEdge, the experimental live performance series, February 23-March 25, 2016.  The FREE admission series will feature Chicago and world premieres from national and international artists and companies at venues including the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.), Dfbrl8r gallery (1463 W. Chicago Ave.), American Theater Company (1909 W. Byron St.), The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th St.) and the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse (3035 N. Hoyne Ave.) (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2016, Jacob's Pillow Dance announces its 85th Anniversary Season of exciting programming featuring world premieres, commissions, site-specific work, international artists, live music, and Pillow-exclusive engagements. (more...)

Scoop: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? on ABC - Thursday, December 15, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on WHAT WOULD YOU DO?, airing on ABC on Thursday, December 15, 2016! (more...)

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