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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)

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Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of DevelopmentPlaywrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Playwrights Horizons announced the appointment of Liz Fallon Culp as the institution's new Director of Development. Ms. Culp joins the acclaimed theater company direct from New York Public Radio (WNYC/WQXR), where she served as the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Legacy Giving. She began with the theater company this month, leading its seven-person Development department. (more...)

2014 IVEY AWARDS Honor Illusion Theater Directors, Tyler Michaels and More2014 IVEY AWARDS Honor Illusion Theater Directors, Tyler Michaels and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

For the first time in the Iveys' 10-year history, two people will share the Lifetime Achievement Award. Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris, co-producing directors of Illusion Theater, were honored at the celebration of Twin Cities theater on September 22 at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Versatile actor-singer-dancer-improviser Tyler Michaels received the Emerging Artist Award. (more...)

Madeleine George, Sarah Ruhl, Will Connolly and More Set for Playwrights Horizons Panel  TodayMadeleine George, Sarah Ruhl, Will Connolly and More Set for Playwrights Horizons Panel Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Playwrights Horizons and Symphony Space will present a panel discussion previewing the theater company's new season tonight, September 23 at 7:30 PM at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). Moderated by The Washington Post's Chief Theater Critic Peter Marks, joined by Playwrights Horizons Artistic Director Tim Sanford, the 6th annual panel discussion will feature artists representing the six productions of the theater company's 2013/2014 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY thru Oct 20Playwrights Horizons Extends MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY thru Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of its New York premiere production of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, a new play by Anne Washburn, with music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman. Directed by Steve Cosson, the Obie Award-winning Artistic Director of The Civilians, MR. BURNS is being presented as the first production of Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 Season. (more...)

Madeleine George, Sarah Ruhl, Will Connolly and More Set for Playwrights Horizons Panel, 9/23Madeleine George, Sarah Ruhl, Will Connolly and More Set for Playwrights Horizons Panel, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Playwrights Horizons and Symphony Space will present a panel discussion previewing the theater company's new season on Monday evening, September 23 at 7:30 PM at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). Moderated by The Washington Post's Chief Theater Critic Peter Marks, joined by Playwrights Horizons Artistic Director Tim Sanford, the 6th annual panel discussion will feature artists representing the six productions of the theater company's 2013/2014 Season. (more...)

Lena Hill's LENA & FRIENDS Set for The Lemon Room @ ZajacStudio, 11/19Lena Hill's LENA & FRIENDS Set for The Lemon Room @ ZajacStudio, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

The lemon room @ ZajacStudio is delighted to welcome Lena Hill as she makes her cabaret debut accompanied by LA favorite musical director Cassie Nickols. The evening includes tunes ranging from the legit standards of Rogers & Hammerstein to the newest showstoppers from recent Broadway seasons. This diverse set of songs gives Lena a chance to show a voice that has no limits, a shimmery and vibrant head voice to a belt that could peel paint off the walls! (more...)

Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Closes MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY TodayPlaywrights Horizons Closes MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

Playwrights Horizons presents its New York premiere production of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, a new play by Anne Washburn, with music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman. Directed by Steve Cosson, the Obie Award-winning Artistic Director of The Civilians, Mr. Burns is being presented as the first production of Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 Season. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate WritersPlaywrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate Writers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Playwrights Horizons today announced several major initiatives that will expand the ways in which theater writers are compensated. As a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists and to the production of their new work, Playwrights Horizons is committed to establishing new standards in compensation that will directly benefit all of its writers and taking a leadership position in responding to the reality that theater writers are among the lowest-compensated creative artists in America. (more...)

Lena Hill's LENA & FRIENDS Set for The Lemon Room @ ZajacStudio TonightLena Hill's LENA & FRIENDS Set for The Lemon Room @ ZajacStudio Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The lemon room @ ZajacStudio is delighted to welcome Lena Hill as she makes her cabaret debut accompanied by LA favorite musical director Cassie Nickols. The evening includes tunes ranging from the legit standards of Rogers & Hammerstein to the newest showstoppers from recent Broadway seasons. This diverse set of songs gives Lena a chance to show a voice that has no limits, a shimmery and vibrant head voice to a belt that could peel paint off the walls! (more...)

Jessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More to Star in STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons; Previews Begin Feb 7Jessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More to Star in STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons; Previews Begin Feb 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for the New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play marking the eagerly-awaited return of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl(Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room...) to the theater company. Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH; the current Marie Antoinette, Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish), the production will begin previews Friday evening, February 7 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Sunday, March 2 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, March 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offers 'LIVEforFIVE' $5 Ticket Lottery for FLY BY NIGHT, 5/16Playwrights Horizons Offers 'LIVEforFIVE' $5 Ticket Lottery for FLY BY NIGHT, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the New York premiere of FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL, conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still); written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, the upcoming film The Giver) and Ms. Rosenstock; choreographed by Sam Pinkleton (Mr. Burns at PH; Natasha, Pierre…); and directed by Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Flower Water). (more...)

Jeffrey Seller to Direct Dallas Theater Center's FLY World Premiere; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Jeffrey Seller to Direct Dallas Theater Center's FLY World Premiere; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Dallas Theater Center announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. (more...)

Akademeia Theatre to Stage Kathleen Potts' MISS NOWHERE DINER, 6/13-23Akademeia Theatre to Stage Kathleen Potts' MISS NOWHERE DINER, 6/13-23
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Akad?meia Theatre presents Miss Nowhere Diner, a play about the power of faith, the lure of deceit by Kathleen Potts. Lydia Fort directs a cast of six including Branden Baskin, Lex Daemon, Salina Duplessis, Jennifer Roberts, Miriam Tabb, and Corey Wright*. Six performances for Miss Nowhere Diner will be held at the Robert Moss Theatre, 440 Lafayette Street, NYC from June 13-23 as part of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place May 29th through June 23rd at Gene Frankel and Robert Moss Theatres in New York City. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, will hold the 59th Annual Obie Awards tonight, Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. The Obies will be co-hosted by the distinguished actress Tamara Tunie, whose many memorable stage performances include the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida, while her film and television credits include Devil's Advocate, FLIGHT, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, The Red Road, 'Law and Order: SVU', '24', 'Sex and The City', 'NYPD Blue'. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offers 'LIVEforFIVE' $5 Ticket Lottery for FLY BY NIGHT TodayPlaywrights Horizons Offers 'LIVEforFIVE' $5 Ticket Lottery for FLY BY NIGHT Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the New York premiere of FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL, conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still); written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, the upcoming film The Giver) and Ms. Rosenstock; choreographed by Sam Pinkleton (Mr. Burns at PH; Natasha, Pierre…); and directed by Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Flower Water). (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Company of IF/THEN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!Photos and Video: Meet the Full Company of IF/THEN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 4, 2014

IF/THEN, starring Idina Menzel (aka 'Adele Dazeem'), begins previews tomorrow, March 5, and officially opens on March 30 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus watch interviews and footage of the company performing in last month's NYC fan concert of the musical! (more...)

YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA Begins Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsYOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2013 Auction Details; Bidding to Open Tomorrow, 3/29Playwrights Horizons Announces 2013 Auction Details; Bidding to Open Tomorrow, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced initial details for its 2013 special online Auction in connection with its annual Spring Gala. Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins Friday March 29 at 10AM at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons. Online bidding will continue through Monday, April 15 at 8PM. (more...)

Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA at Playwrights Horizons; Sarah Sutherland Withdraws Due to IllnessIsmenia Mendes Joins Cast of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA at Playwrights Horizons; Sarah Sutherland Withdraws Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Joins Playwrights Horizons SeasonSarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Joins Playwrights Horizons Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the sixth and final production of its 2013/2014 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Sets HEROINES Gala for 5/6Playwrights Horizons Sets HEROINES Gala for 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 6 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends THE FLICK Through April 7Playwrights Horizons Extends THE FLICK Through April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

Due to popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of its critically-acclaimed, sold out World Premiere production of The Flick, a new play by the heralded Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation at PH, The Aliens, her recent adaptation of Uncle Vanya). Originally set to play a limited engagement through Sunday, March 31, the production has extended to Sunday, April 7 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Akademeia Theatre to Stage Kathleen Potts' MISS NOWHERE DINER, 6/13-23Akademeia Theatre to Stage Kathleen Potts' MISS NOWHERE DINER, 6/13-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Akad?meia Theatre presents Miss Nowhere Diner, a play about the power of faith, the lure of deceit by Kathleen Potts. Lydia Fort directs a cast of six including Branden Baskin, Lex Daemon, Salina Duplessis, Jennifer Roberts, Miriam Tabb, and Corey Wright*. Six performances for Miss Nowhere Diner will be held at the Robert Moss Theatre, 440 Lafayette Street, NYC from June 13-23 as part of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place May 29th through June 23rd at Gene Frankel and Robert Moss Theatres in New York City. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

Akademeia Theatre Stages Kathleen Potts' MISS NOWHERE DINER, Now thru 6/23Akademeia Theatre Stages Kathleen Potts' MISS NOWHERE DINER, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Akad?meia Theatre presents Miss Nowhere Diner, a play about the power of faith, the lure of deceit by Kathleen Potts. Lydia Fort directs a cast of six including Branden Baskin, Lex Daemon, Salina Duplessis, Jennifer Roberts, Miriam Tabb, and Corey Wright*. Six performances for Miss Nowhere Diner will be held at the Robert Moss Theatre, 440 Lafayette Street, NYC from tonight, June 13-23 as part of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place May 29th through June 23rd at Gene Frankel and Robert Moss Theatres in New York City. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

Michael Hayden, Angel Desai & More Set for The Old Globe's DOUBLE INDEMNITY; Full Cast Announced!Michael Hayden, Angel Desai & More Set for The Old Globe's DOUBLE INDEMNITY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the San Diego Premiere of the crime classic Double Indemnity, adapted by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright from the novel by James M. Cain. Directed by John Gould Rubin, Double Indemnity will run July 27 - August 25, 2013 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run July 27 - July 31. Opening night is Thursday, Aug. 1 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Lee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSELee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

The Old Globe Extends DOUBLE INDEMNITY Through 9/1The Old Globe Extends DOUBLE INDEMNITY Through 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

The Old Globe today announced that the San Diego Premiere of the crime classic Double Indemnity will receive an additional week of performances and will now run through Sept. 1. The production begins previews on July 27 and was originally set to close on Aug. 25. Opening night is Aug. 1. Double Indemnity is adapted by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright from the book by James M. Cain and is directed by John Gould Rubin. Tickets for the extension week are currently available to subscribers only and will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 26 at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Jeffrey Seller Directs Dallas Theater Center's FLY World Premiere, Beg. TonightJeffrey Seller Directs Dallas Theater Center's FLY World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. (more...)

SICK STORIES, GENTLE GRANDDADDY to Open at Baltimore Playwrights Festival, 7/11SICK STORIES, GENTLE GRANDDADDY to Open at Baltimore Playwrights Festival, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival continues its Thirty-Second Season with the July 11th opening of 'Sick Stories, Gentle Granddaddy', by S. Ann Johnson, produced by Theatrical Mining Company, at Notre Dame of Maryland University, Leclerc Hall, 4701 N. Charles Street., Baltimore, MD 21210. Directed by Tyrone Requer, 'Sick Stories, Gentle Granddaddy' runs through July 28th, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased on-line (HERE) and at the door. Opening Night, Thursday, July 11th, is 'Pay What You Can'. (more...)

THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Comes To the Strand Stage, 2/7-2/23THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Comes To the Strand Stage, 2/7-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

An Obie-winning autobiographical "smartly sweet" musical about a woman named Bubbly learning to embrace her color as she pursues a dream of becoming the greatest dancing star in the world. Directed by Ryan Haase. A co-production with StillPointe Theater Initiative. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Sets Stephen Sondheim Panel After INTO THE WOODS, 2/7Mercury Theater Chicago Sets Stephen Sondheim Panel After INTO THE WOODS, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago and The Hypocrites will feature Stephen Sondheim: The Man and The Music, a post-show talk back discussion on the renowned composer with Dr. Mark E. Lococo, Professor and Director of Theatre at Loyola University Chicago; Dr. Sarah Gabel, Chairperson for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago; and Director Geoff Button, following the 8:00 p.m. performance of INTO THE WOODS on Friday, February 7 at the Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, The Hypocrites bring their heightened and playful sense of theatricality to the musical INTO THE WOODS through March 30. (more...)

Strand Theater and StillPointe Present THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN, Now thru 2/23Strand Theater and StillPointe Present THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

Strand Theater Company joins forces with StillPointe Theater Initiative to co-produce The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin - an Obie Award-Winning, autobiographical, 'smartly sweet' musical about a woman named Bubbly learning to embrace her color, as she pursues a dream of becoming the greatest dancing star in the world. Directed by Ryan Haase. The production will begin with Previews tonight, February 8-14, will officially open on February 15, and run through February 23. (more...)

Jessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More Star in STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons; Previews Begin TonightJessica Hecht, Dominic Fumusa and More Star in STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons; Previews Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play marking the eagerly-awaited return of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room...) to the theater company. Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH; the current Marie Antoinette, Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish), the production begins previews this evening, February 7 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Sunday, March 2 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, March 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Hosts Stephen Sondheim Panel After INTO THE WOODS TonightMercury Theater Chicago Hosts Stephen Sondheim Panel After INTO THE WOODS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago and The Hypocrites will feature Stephen Sondheim: The Man and The Music, a post-show talk back discussion on the renowned composer with Dr. Mark E. Lococo, Professor and Director of Theatre at Loyola University Chicago; Dr. Sarah Gabel, Chairperson for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago; and Director Geoff Button, following the 8:00 p.m. performance of INTO THE WOODS tonight, February 7 at the Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, The Hypocrites bring their heightened and playful sense of theatricality to the musical INTO THE WOODS through March 30. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce & Mary Testa to Host Playwrights Horizons' Annual Gala Honoring Bob Moss this MayDavid Hyde Pierce & Mary Testa to Host Playwrights Horizons' Annual Gala Honoring Bob Moss this May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

The evening will be co-hosted by two of the company's alumni actors: two-time Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce (at PH in Richard Greenberg's The Maderati in 1987) and two-time Tony Award nominee, two-time Obie Award winner and 2012 Special Drama Desk Award winner Mary Testa (at PH in William Finn's In Trousers in 1979, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Lucky Stiff in 1988, Tom Donaghy's From Above in 1998/Obie Award and Kathleen Tolan's The Wax in 2000). (more...)

59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards to be Held 5/19 at Webster Hall59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards to be Held 5/19 at Webster Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's first and largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that esteemed critic and longtime judge of the awards, Michael Feingold, will serve as Obie Chairman for the 59th Annual Village Voice OBIE Awards, to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall. (more...)

Strand Theater Company and StillPointe Theater Initiative Will Present 'The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,' Beginning 2/8Strand Theater Company and StillPointe Theater Initiative Will Present 'The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,' Beginning 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Strand Theater Company joins forces with StillPointe Theatre Initiative to co-produce The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin - an Obie Award-Winning, autobiographical, "smartly sweet" musical about a woman named Bubbly learning to embrace her color, as she pursues a dream of becoming the greatest dancing star in the world. Directed by Ryan Haase. The production will begin with Previews on February 8-14, will officially open on February 15, and run through February 23. Tickets to Previews are $15, Opening Night - $25, general admission $20, Seniors $15, Students $10. (more...)

Strand Theater and StillPointe to Present THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN, 2/8-23Strand Theater and StillPointe to Present THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN, 2/8-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

Strand Theater Company joins forces with StillPointe Theater Initiative to co-produce The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin - an Obie Award-Winning, autobiographical, 'smartly sweet' musical about a woman named Bubbly learning to embrace her color, as she pursues a dream of becoming the greatest dancing star in the world. Directed by Ryan Haase. The production will begin with Previews on February 8-14, will officially open on February 15, and run through February 23. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 2/11Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 2/11
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 15, 2013

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content submitted by our regional contributors from all corners of the globe. Get all your theater news at a glance each Friday with 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'! Click below for the most-read stories for the week of February 11! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Takes Us On a Soulful Ride at the StrandBWW Reviews: THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Takes Us On a Soulful Ride at the Strand
by Giordana Segneri - Feb 10, 2013

While the musical production-a collaborative effort between the Strand Theater Co. and StillPointe Theatre Initiative-tackles such weighty issues as racism, sexism, feminism and even terrorism, it is by no means a somber performance; to the contrary, it is jubilant, joyous, soulful and energizing, and the enormous (at least for this space), 12-actor cast shakes, shimmies and grooves along to the music of a five-piece live band through Childs' delightful lyrics and hilarious script, reminding us (and perhaps reminding herself) not to take things too seriously. (more...)

The Old Globe Extends DOUBLE INDEMNITY Through TodayThe Old Globe Extends DOUBLE INDEMNITY Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

The Old Globe today announced that the San Diego Premiere of the crime classic Double Indemnity will receive an additional week of performances and will now run through Sept. 1. The production begins previews on July 27 and was originally set to close on Aug. 25. Opening night is Aug. 1. Double Indemnity is adapted by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright from the book by James M. Cain and is directed by John Gould Rubin. Tickets for the extension week are currently available to subscribers only and will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 26 at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of MarketingPlaywrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

After a national search, Playwrights Horizons announced today the appointment of Kyle Sircus as the institution's new Director of Marketing. Beginning Monday, September 22, Mr. Sircus will join the acclaimed theater company direct from Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, CA, where he currently serves as Marketing Manager, a position created especially for him in July 2012. Mr. Sircus will lead the theater company's seven-person Marketing Department. (more...)

Breaking News: Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence Join IF/THEN; Opposite Menzel, LaChanze, Rapp & SnyderBreaking News: Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence Join IF/THEN; Opposite Menzel, LaChanze, Rapp & Snyder
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Producer David Stone has announced the remaining principal cast members ofIf/Then, the HIGHLY-anticipated upcoming world premiere musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creative team behind Next To Normal, Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director). (more...)

Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center TributeAdam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Join O'Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan, for a look at the O'Neill's influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends THE FLICK Through April 7Playwrights Horizons Extends THE FLICK Through April 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Due to popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of its critically-acclaimed, sold out World Premiere production of The Flick, a new play by the heralded Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation at PH, The Aliens, her recent adaptation of Uncle Vanya). Originally set to play a limited engagement through Today, March 31, the production has extended to Today, April 7 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Alexander Gemignani, Julia Murney, Rob McClure, Michael James Scott to Lead SHREK at the MUNY this JuneBWW Exclusive: Alexander Gemignani, Julia Murney, Rob McClure, Michael James Scott to Lead SHREK at the MUNY this June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

The Muny announced principal casting for the second show of its fantastic 95th Season, Dreamworks Shrek The Musical, directed by John Tartaglia and choreographed by Vince Pesce. Shrek is sponsored by US Bank. (more...)

Walk-on Role in CHICAGO, 'JONESES' & 'BRIDGES' Tickets and More Added to Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online AuctionWalk-on Role in CHICAGO, 'JONESES' & 'BRIDGES' Tickets and More Added to Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional top items for the 2014 edition of its popular, annual online auction. Bidding for the auction, which features an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities continues at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons now through Monday, April 28 at 8PM. (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that tickets will go on sale April 9, 2014 for the 59th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. (more...)

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