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Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 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). The Grey Gardens writing team has returned to Broadway with their new musical, War Paint, now playing at The Nederlander Theatre. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Connecticut Premiere at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017. Opening Night is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

Jerome Robbins Foundation to Develop Dance-Driven Musical Theater in CT and NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Jerome Robbins Foundation introduces the The Springboard Project:  Fostering Collaboration in Dance-Driven Musical Theater. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

BWW Review: Poetry is in Motion in Soulpepper's FOR COLORED GIRLS
by Taylor Long - May 15, 2017

Ntozake Shange's poetry is in very capable hands with Soulpepper Theatre Company's captivating production of FOR COLORED GIRLS…(for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf). Described as a 'choreopoem', the work is a spirited unity of written word and dance. The text alone is provocative and beautifully rhythmic, but Djanet Sears' production elevates the work with choreography that accentuates the power of the words. A true ensemble piece, FOR COLORED GIRLS is an homage to the unique journey we are all on, and the healing power in sharing your voice. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/13/2017
by - May 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/13/2017. (more...)

Graphic Novel-Inspired Experience and More Set for Ars Nova's 10th Annual ANT Fest; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ars Nova has announced the line-up for its 10th Annual ANT Fest (June 5-29), four non-stop, throw-down weeks of live entertainment mayhem, featuring fresh material from the next wave of dynamic, indie-theater makers. All New Talent, all the time. (more...)

Connecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Connecticut premiere of Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical opens this weekend at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in Washington, D.C. and New York City, including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF).  Performances being Thursday, May 11, Official Opening is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

Full Free and Ticketed Events Schedule Announced for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2017, the first programmed exclusively by new Director Pamela Tatge, is full of exciting programming featuring world premieres, commissions, site-specific work, international artists, live music, and Pillow-exclusive engagements, all to celebrate a momentous 85th Anniversary Season. Running June 21-August 27, Festival 2017 includes more than 200 free events, performances, exhibits, and talks, as well as many new offerings and initiatives launched under Tatge's leadership. In keeping with the Jacob's Pillow mission to engage and educate the community through the depth and breadth of dance, the genres and styles presented as part of the 85th Anniversary Season are far-reaching and inclusive, encompassing modern, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, improvisation, flex, tap dance, step, Brazilian social dance, dance theater, traditional Native American, Bharatanatyam, musical theater dance, classical Cambodian, Latin ballroom, capoeira, and traditional Korean movement styles. (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/05/2017
by BWW - Mar 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/05/2017 for Los Angeles (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...)

Photo Flash: American Playwriting Foundation Announces Aleshea Harris as Winner of Relentless Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The American Playwriting Foundation (Executive Director David Bar Katz), 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...)

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Announces 2017 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced complete details for Festival 2017, which will begin on June 3 and continues for three weeks through June 24 in New Haven, Connecticut.  (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...)

HBO's INSECURE: The Complete First Season Available on Blu-ray and DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 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...)

TuneIn Announces 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival Activities
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

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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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Los Angeles (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Los Angeles (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...)

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...)

Peak Performances Devotes 2017-18 Season to Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, is proud to announce that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. The season as a whole, and the nine premieres that comprise it, make a timely contribution to national and international conversations about women's agency. All performances will take place in the state-of-the-art Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair. (more...)

Ain Gordon's RADICALS IN MINIATURE Headed to Baryshnikov Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 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...)

Photo Flash: Cast of 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' Musical Get a Taste of NYC at Fargo's Bubble Boba
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Stars of new Belgrade Theatre musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin tasted the flavours of New York City at Fargo Village's Bubble Boba on Friday. The cast of ten were treated to a 'bubblicious' selection of drinks including a limited edition New York Cheesecake flavour to celebrate the arrival of the show in Coventry. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Montclair State University's PEAK PERFORMANCES 2017-18 Season Dedicated Only To Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, is proud to announce that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Lydia R. Diamond's THE GIFT HORSE to Play New Repertory Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents The Gift Horse, April 22-May 14, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 Theater Series with a new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a story of an African-American seamstress living in 1905 New York City pursuing her dreams of love and independence. Directed by Jade King Carroll, Intimate Apparel will run from May 5 to June 4. (more...)

Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Peak Performances, the renowned series at Montclair State University that plays a key role in the global performing arts landscape by introducing major new stage productions and critical innovations in the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance, performance art and music, has announced that its 2017-18 season will consist entirely of new works by women. (more...)

Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson to Join the Cast of LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

From Monday 12 June 2017, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre, which is now in its record breaking 33rd year. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label & Playwrights Horizons Release Original Cast Recording of Musical IOWA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director, Tim Sanford; Managing Director, Leslie Marcus) has announced that the score for their World Premiere production of the musical IOWA has been preserved as an Original Cast Recording, produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, The Visit, Big Fish) and Todd Almond. IOWA is written by Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun) with music by Todd Almond (Girlfriend) and lyrics by Ms. Schwartz and Mr. Almond. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of GIRL SHAKES LOOSE Triumphs at Penumbra Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Apr 26, 2017

This fresh new musical is a terrific addition to the American musical canon, a show a lot of us have been waiting for. It's a rare thing: the main character is a young African-American woman struggling to find her way in present day USA. Without oversimplifying her struggles with love, sexuality, and work, it takes us all along on her search for self. Tuneful, funny, and soulful, GIRL SHAKES LOOSE is decidedly contemporary and honors the great Sonia Sanchez, a shining light of the Black Arts Movement. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BELLA
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 25, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will soon present BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

BWW Review: Nik and Sarah's Cabaret: HOMEMADE FUSION at Club Vibe
by Christine Swerczek - Apr 24, 2017

This is musical theater at its most personal. Take a small venue, one pianist, and a handful of really talented local performers, toss them together for a fusion of fun. (more...)

CABARET to Open Arden Theatre Company's 2017-18 Lineup; Children's Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announced today that the musical CABARET will open their 30th Anniversary Season and the 2017/18 20th Anniversary Arden Children's Theatre Season. (more...)

TheatreFIRST's Story of Henrietta Lacks Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Coming this May, TheatreFIRST closes its first season of in-house new works with the world premiere of HeLa by Lauren Gunderson and Geetha Reddy, dramaturgy by Lisa Marie Rollins, and directed by Evren Odcikin. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced, following critical acclaim and popular demand, a one-week extension for The Profane, the world premiere of a new play by Horton Foote Prize winner Zayd Dohrn (Sick, Reborning) and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy). (more...)

High Line Celebrates with Season Kick-Off, CULTURE SHOCK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Friends of the High Line will kick off the High Line's 2017 programming season on Saturday, April 22, with its second annual 'Culture Shock' celebration, bringing the park to life with music, comedy, stories, and family activities from 1-6 PM. All events are free with RSVP and open to the public. High Line Food vendors including People's Pops, La Sonrisa, and Melt Bakery will also be open for visitors. (more...)

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