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2013-14 Broadway Philadelphia Season Launches Philly Debut of ONCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Academy of Music for a limited engagement from tonight, October 29- Sunday, November 10. The press opening is tonight, October 29 at 8 p.m. (more...)

2013-14 Broadway Philadelphia Season to Launch Philly Debut of ONCE, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Academy of Music for a limited engagement from Tuesday, October 29- Sunday, November 10. The press opening is Tuesday, October 29 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce the 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, running February 26-April 6, 2014. This year's Festival program will feature (in order of opening): (more...)

Aurora Theatre Mourns Passing of Founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

It is with great sadness that Aurora Theatre Company announces the passing of the company's founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver due to complications from a recent stroke. Barbara passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 20 at her Berkeley home, surrounded by family. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Partners with New Haven Public Library for CLYBOURNE PARK Talks, May 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Free Public Library announce a series of community conversations taking place in May about the complex issues of race and real estate in the city of New Haven. (more...)

Jeff Kready and More to to Join Laurie Veldheer in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast for Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This effervescent musical romp will feature Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. Thoroughly Modern Millie will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from April 10 through May 5, 2013. The official press opening is Sunday, April 14, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Present O GURU GURU GURU as Part of 2013 Humana Festival, 3/20-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced O Guru Guru Guru, or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you by Mallery Avidon, directed by former Actors Theatre directing intern Lila Neugebauer. The play will run in the Victor Jory Theatre beginning on March 20, opening March 22 and running through April 7th. The production is part of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays, made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE Plays Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Appropriate, directed by Gary Griffin, appearing as part of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Appropriate begins previews tonight, March 5, opens March 7 and runs through April 7. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Allen Nause and Vana O'Brien in Artists Rep's THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Artists Rep will present The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn, starring Allen Nause and Vana O'Brien, directed by JoAnn Johnson. This two-person, two-act play is a 1978 Pulitzer Prize winner and garnered multiple Tony Award nominations both with its original 1977 production and the Broadway revival in 1997. This play replaces the originally planned production of The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

THE GIN GAME Runs at Artists Rep, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

Artists Rep will present The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn, starring Allen Nause and Vana O'Brien, directed by JoAnn Johnson. This two-person, two-act play is a 1978 Pulitzer Prize winner and garnered multiple Tony Award nominations both with its original 1977 production and the Broadway revival in 1997. This play replaces the originally planned production of The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Presents O GURU GURU GURU as Part of 2013 Humana Festival, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced O Guru Guru Guru, or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you by Mallery Avidon, directed by former Actors Theatre directing intern Lila Neugebauer. The play will run in the Victor Jory Theatre beginning tonight, March 20, opening March 22 and running through April 7th. (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA to Make Philly Premiere at Theatre Exile, 4/17-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Theatre Exile closes its 17th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annapurna, a moving and explosive new play by critically acclaimed, emerging Broadway playwright Sharr White. Driven by the emotionally charged relationship between a husband and wife, Exile's production stars Barrymore Award-winning actors Pearce Bunting (Exile's A Behanding in Spokane, HBO's Boardwalk Empire) and Catharine Slusar (Iron, Any Given Monday) as Ulysses and Emma. Performances run April 17 - May 11 in Theatre Exile's South Philadelphia Studio X. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY & More Set for Evening Star Productions' 2014-15 Season
by Carol Kassie - Jun 3, 2014

Evening Star Productions' debut season concluded in May with a sold out run of Nevermore, Matt Conner's haunting musical based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Their second season promises to offer audiences another entertaining and eclectic year of theatre. (more...)

Long Wharf and International Festival of Arts and Ideas Present STUCK ELEVATOR, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas will present Stuck Elevator, written by New Haven resident Aaron Jafferis, with music by Byron Au Yong, directed by Chay Yew, from tonight, June 20-29. (more...)

THE GIN GAME Begins Tonight at Barter Stage II
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Two familiar faces take the stage at Barter-as you've never seen them before. Richard Rose and Mary Lucy Bivins star in 'The Gin Game,' beginning tonight, June 19 at Barter Stage II. This explosive play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1978, and Barter's production proves that it is even more relevant today than when it debuted. (more...)

THE GIN GAME Set for Barter Stage II, Beg. 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Two familiar faces take the stage at Barter-as you've never seen them before. Richard Rose and Mary Lucy Bivins star in 'The Gin Game,' beginning June 19 at Barter Stage II. This explosive play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1978, and Barter's production proves that it is even more relevant today than when it debuted. (more...)

Principal Casting Announced for World Premiere of SHAKESPEARE'S ANTONY & CLEOPATRA: UNDONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The title roles of the ancient world's best-remembered celebrity couples will be played by James Sparling and Shawna Tucker in the world premiere Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra: UNDONE, a four-character adaptation of Shakespeare's classic masterpiece. Presented by Skyline StageWorks, the dissembled and rebuilt version will allow a more complete psychological exploration of the twin protagonists. By giving the politics less stage time, there will be a tighter focus on the humor, humanity, and allure of the characters. Skyline StageWorks is a new Chicago theatre company devoted to connecting exceptional artists with classic stories in intimate, immediate, and bold stagings. The production will be directed by John Arthur Lewis and will run from Sept 5th to Oct 5th, 2014 at the Side Project, 1439 W. Jarvis, with performances taking place Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets will go on sale July 15th at www.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Behind the Scenes of Stage Door Players' 40th Anniversary Season
by Matthew Allen - Jun 11, 2013

During the curtain speech of the company's recently closed drama 'Dancing at Lughnasa' (read our BWW Atlanta review), Stage Door Players Artistic Director Robert Egizio announced the plays and musicals that will comprise the company's 40th Anniversary Season. The well-balanced slate of shows features comedies, dramas, musicals, and two regional premieres. (more...)

Long Wharf and International Festival of Arts and Ideas to Present STUCK ELEVATOR, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas will present Stuck Elevator, written by New Haven resident Aaron Jafferis, with music by Byron Au Yong, directed by Chay Yew, from June 20-29. (more...)

HBO to Film Career Conversation Between Mike Nichols and Jack O'Brien on 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

On Friday, July 11th (7:00PM) HBO will film a rare one-on-one conversation with legendary director Mike NIchols about his life and work with theatre director Jack O'Brien, at the Golden Theatre (252 W 45th St.). An air date has not yet been announced. For tickets, visit: http://www.theblacklistnyc.com/nichols (more...)

Road Theatre Announces 2014 Playwrights Festival, Featuring D.L. Coburn and More, 7/27-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their 23rd season, the fifth annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (SPF5). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Emotions Run High in Anacostia Playhouse's Production of THE GIN GAME
by Jennifer Perry - Jan 27, 2014

The production deserves an 'A' for effort. (more...)

Anacostia Playhouse to Stage THE GIN GAME, 1/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

The Anacostia Playhouse will kick off 2014 with a new production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Gin Game. It's Visitor's Day at the Bentley retirement home and Fonsia Dorsey, a newcomer, seeks refuge on an isolated sun porch. It is there that she meets Weller Martin. Weller begrudgingly offers to teach Fonsia to play Gin. Over the next few weeks the two find companionship in one another as they play cards. 'I'm still alive!' Weller shouts to Fonsia -compelling the audience to examine the ways in which our society treats its elders. (more...)

Anacostia Playhouse to Stage THE GIN GAME, 1/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

The Anacostia Playhouse will kick off 2014 with a new production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Gin Game. It's Visitor's Day at the Bentley retirement home and Fonsia Dorsey, a newcomer, seeks refuge on an isolated sun porch. It is there that she meets Weller Martin. Weller begrudgingly offers to teach Fonsia to play Gin. Over the next few weeks the two find companionship in one another as they play cards. 'I'm still alive!' Weller shouts to Fonsia -compelling the audience to examine the ways in which our society treats its elders. (more...)

TheaterWorks Presents FREUD'S LAST SESSION, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Freud's Last Session will run today, January 17 through February 23, 2014 at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. (more...)

A FEW GOOD MEN Set for Pioneer Theatre Company January 24 - February 8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the military drama A Few Good Men January 24 through February 8, 2014. (more...)

Anacostia Playhouse Stages THE GIN GAME, Now thru 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

The Anacostia Playhouse will kick off 2014 with a new production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Gin Game. It's Visitor's Day at the Bentley retirement home and Fonsia Dorsey, a newcomer, seeks refuge on an isolated sun porch. It is there that she meets Weller Martin. Weller begrudgingly offers to teach Fonsia to play Gin. Over the next few weeks the two find companionship in one another as they play cards. 'I'm still alive!' Weller shouts to Fonsia -compelling the audience to examine the ways in which our society treats its elders. (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Opens 37th Humana Festival with Sam Mark's THE DELLING SHORE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

The 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays, made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation, opens with the world premiere of Sam Mark's The Delling Shore, directed by Actors Theatre's associate artistic director Meredith McDonough. The Delling Shore is playing in the Bingham Theatre and begins previews tonight, February 27, opens March 1 and runs through April 7. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Opens 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce the 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, running tonight, February 26-April 6, 2014. This year's Festival program will feature (in order of opening): (more...)

Works by Will Eno, Sarah Ruhl and More Set for Actors Theatre of Louisville's 37th Humana Festival; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the lineup of plays, playwrights and directors for the 37th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, running February 27-April 7, 2013. The Festival, underwritten for the 33rd consecutive year by the Louisville-based Humana Foundation, will feature fully-produced world premieres by Jeff Augustin, Mallery Avidon, Will Eno, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Sam Marks; a suite of three one-act plays by Rinne Groff, Lucas Hnath and Anne Washburn commissioned by Actors Theatre and performed by the Acting Apprentice Company; and an evening of ten-minute plays featuring a new play by Sarah Ruhl, among others yet to be announced. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE to Play Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, 3/5-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Appropriate, directed by Gary Griffin, appearing as part of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Appropriate begins previews on March 5, opens March 7 and runs through April 7. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Open 37th Humana Festival with Sam Mark's THE DELLING SHORE, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

The 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays, made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation, opens with the world premiere of Sam Mark's The Delling Shore, directed by Actors Theatre's associate artistic director Meredith McDonough. The Delling Shore is playing in the Bingham Theatre and begins previews on February 27, opens March 1 and runs through April 7. Tickets are on sale now to the public and can be purchased at the Actors Theatre Box Office by calling 502-584-1205 or online at ActorsTheatre.org. The Delling Shore was developed, in part, with the assistance of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program. (more...)

TheaterWorks to Present FREUD'S LAST SESSION, 1/17-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Freud's Last Session will run January 17 through February 23, 2014 at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Julie Harris Tomorrow Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated stage, screen and television actress Julie Harris, who passed away on Saturday at age 87. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 28th, at exactly 7:45 p.m. for one minute. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/07/2013
by BWW - Apr 7, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/07/2013 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN Coming to Sawyer Center Theater, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

For its tenth anniversary season, the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company (NNE Rep) will present George Bernard Shaw's classic comedy Arms and the Man* on the Sawyer Center stage at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. In this delicious romantic confection, Shaw's barbed wit targets themes of love, honor, and illusions, and serves up laughs aplenty at the foibles of human nature. NNE Rep's production of Arms and the Man will run for seven performances from June 5th through June 14th. (more...)

Works by Will Eno, Sarah Ruhl and More Set for Actors Theatre of Louisville's 37th Humana Festival; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the lineup of plays, playwrights and directors for the 37th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, running February 27-April 7, 2013. The Festival, underwritten for the 33rd consecutive year by the Louisville-based Humana Foundation, will feature fully-produced world premieres by Jeff Augustin, Mallery Avidon, Will Eno, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Sam Marks; a suite of three one-act plays by Rinne Groff, Lucas Hnath and Anne Washburn commissioned by Actors Theatre and performed by the Acting Apprentice Company; and an evening of ten-minute plays featuring a new play by Sarah Ruhl, among others yet to be announced. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Open 37th Humana Festival with Sam Mark's THE DELLING SHORE, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

The 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays, made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation, opens with the world premiere of Sam Mark's The Delling Shore, directed by Actors Theatre's associate artistic director Meredith McDonough. The Delling Shore is playing in the Bingham Theatre and begins previews on February 27, opens March 1 and runs through April 7. Tickets are on sale now to the public and can be purchased at the Actors Theatre Box Office by calling 502-584-1205 or online at ActorsTheatre.org. The Delling Shore was developed, in part, with the assistance of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE to Play Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, 3/5-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Appropriate, directed by Gary Griffin, appearing as part of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Appropriate begins previews on March 5, opens March 7 and runs through April 7. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Present O GURU GURU GURU as Part of 2013 Humana Festival, 3/20-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced O Guru Guru Guru, or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you by Mallery Avidon, directed by former Actors Theatre directing intern Lila Neugebauer. The play will run in the Victor Jory Theatre beginning on March 20, opening March 22 and running through April 7th. The production is part of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays, made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation. (more...)

THE GIN GAME to Replace THE INVISIBLE HAND at Artists Rep, 3/26-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Artists Rep will present The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn, starring Allen Nause and Vana O'Brien, directed by JoAnn Johnson. This two-person, two-act play is a 1978 Pulitzer Prize winner and garnered multiple Tony Award nominations both with its original 1977 production and the Broadway revival in 1997. This play replaces the originally planned production of The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/21/2013
by BWW - Apr 21, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/21/2013 for Portland (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA Makes Philly Premiere at Theatre Exile, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Theatre Exile closes its 17th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annapurna, a moving and explosive new play by critically acclaimed, emerging Broadway playwright Sharr White. Driven by the emotionally charged relationship between a husband and wife, Exile's production stars Barrymore Award-winning actors Pearce Bunting (Exile's A Behanding in Spokane, HBO's Boardwalk Empire) and Catharine Slusar (Iron, Any Given Monday) as Ulysses and Emma. Performances run today, April 17 - May 11 in Theatre Exile's South Philadelphia Studio X. (more...)

THE GIN GAME to Open 4/25 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of The Gin Game, by D.L. Coburn. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1978, the play was originally cast with Hume Cronin and Jessica Tandy, who won a Best Actress Tony for her performance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/14/2013
by BWW - Apr 14, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/14/2013 for Portland (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Partners with New Haven Public Library for CLYBOURNE PARK Talks, May 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Free Public Library announce a series of community conversations taking place in May about the complex issues of race and real estate in the city of New Haven. The partnership between the two organizations, called "Stage. Page. Engage.", is being facilitated by the 'Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations' Project, a two-year pilot funded by Bill Graustein. The partnership began in April 2012. Local historians Colin Caplan, Tom Ficklin, and with additional historians to be announced will lead a series of conversations specifically targeted to each branch of the New Haven Free Public Library system. The historians will discuss the evolution of the particular city neighborhood where the conversation is being held. In addition to the local historians, people from each neighborhood are encouraged to attend and offer their own personal perspectives on the place where they live. Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting will introduce each neighborhood exploration with a scene from Long Wharf Theatre's production of Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, presented by local actors. All talks are free and open to the public: ? Saturday, May 18, 1 p.m. at the Stetson Library, 200 Dixwell Avenue, 203-946-8119, with Ficklin and Graves leading the discussion. ? Monday, May 20, 6 p.m. at the Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, 203-946-8117, with Ficklin and Caplan leading the discussion. ? Saturday, May 25, 1 p.m. at the Fair Haven Library, 182 Grand Avenue, 203-946-8115, with Ficklin and Caplan leading the discussion. ? Tuesday, May 28, 6 p.m. at the Wilson Library, 303 Washington Avenue, 203-946-2228, with Caplan leading the discussion. Race and real estate collide in the play Clybourne Park. The action begins in 1959 in a Chicago neighborhood when we meet a nervous group of neighbors trying to talk their friends out of selling their home to a black family. Fast forward to the same house fifty years later when a white family attempts to move into the now predominantly African-American neighborhood. The play runs from May 8 through June 2. "What is remarkable about Clybourne Park is that there is something we can all learn from," Ting said. "There is a Clybourne Park in every community and we cannot underestimate that fact." "This is a unique opportunity for the NHFPL to marry a major city artistic event to the hyperlocal work we are doing daily in our branches," said Christopher Korenowsky, city librarian. "We are always seeking innovative ways to increase engagement and conversation amongst the people who live in our city." Library and theatre administrators, through a series of monthly meetings with facilitators hired by CEIO, have been discussing issues of inclusivity, social justice, and conscious co-creation within their own organizations and the city at large, as well as how engagement in literature and theatre can help address these issues. The partnership has already resulted in two simple, innovative, and successful initiatives - the creation of a microbranch at the theatre stocked with a collection of books based on the themes of the play, and the acreation of a Long Wharf Theatre pass for free tickets available for checkout at every New Haven Free Public Library branch. For more information about Long Wharf Theatre, visit www.longwharf.org. For more information about the New Haven Free Public Library, visit www.nhfpl.org. ## The 'Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations' Project began in April 2012 as a two-year pilot funded by Bill Graustein to increase inclusivity, justice and conscious co-creation in New Haven. Participating organizations, including Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Free Public Library, have the opportunity to partner with CEIO and receive training, support and direct funding to assist needed shifts in internal practices and external operations. The project is based on the core belief that organizations in which there is shared power and responsibility are more effective and poised for igniting transformational change. For more information, visit www.ceio.org. Long Wharf Theatre (Gordon Edelstein, Artistic Director and Joshua Borenstein, Managing Director), in its 48th season, is recognized as a leader in American theatre, producing fresh and imaginative revivals of classics and modern plays, rediscoveries of neglected works and a variety of world and American premieres. More than 30 Long Wharf productions have transferred virtually intact to Broadway or Off-Broadway, some of which include My Name is Asher Lev, February House, The Glass Menagerie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Wit by Margaret Edson, The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer and The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn. The theatre is an incubator of new works, including Have You Seen Us? by Athol Fugard. Long Wharf Theatre has received New York Drama Critics Awards, Obie Awards, the Margo Jefferson Award for Production of New Works, a Special Citation from the Outer Critics Circle and the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.longwharf.org or call 203-787-4282. The New Haven Free Public Library serves as a resource to provide information, education and recreation to the citizens of New Haven. The public library has three goals. Building strong neighborhoods. Ensuring the academic success of every school child. Helping the city of New Haven become a job generator through a progressive and dynamic job and career center. The NHFPL consists of five facilities: the Ives Main Library and the Fair Haven, Mitchell, Stetson and Wilson branches. Please visit www.nfhpl.org to learn more about the programs, services, collections and technology that your public library has to offer. (more...)

Laurie Veldheer Stars in Paper Mill Playhouse's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This effervescent musical romp will feature Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. Thoroughly Modern Millie will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, April 10 through May 5, 2013. The official press opening is Sunday, April 14, at 7:00pm. (more...)

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