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San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a "friendship" game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history. Inspired by events from her father's life and (short-lived) basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee makes her Atlantic debut with this tender and sharp-paced play.
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COMING HOME is sentimental, poignant and beautifully scored. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Is it possible to change one's destiny? Goodman Theatre's milestone 90th Anniversary Season begins with an 'All-New Fall' of new works, starting with Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's The World of Extreme Happiness-a provocative exploration of a factory girl struggling to gain control over her life amid China's modern economic transformation. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

 The Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced dates and details for the 2017 Colorado New Play Summit. (more...)

Pig Iron School Inaugural Class to Graduate, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training (or APT), a two-year program designed to give performers a comprehensive immersion in the world of ensemble- devised and physical theatre, will graduate its first class of 15 students on Friday, June 7, 2013. The graduation will be preceded by showings of student-created work on June 4-6 at Christ Church Neighborhood House for the Performing Arts (7:30 each night), which are free and open to the public. (more...)

2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews begin June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. (more...)

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by Marjorie Liebert - May 22, 2014

Michele Wiles' BalletNext gave its best performance at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space), on Friday, May 17, Founded in 2011, the dancers have developed and matured into a cooperating, fluid dance company, rather than a group of interesting soloists without connection to each other. The two works presented had been previously performed by BalletNext and were welcomed back, demonstrating growth, deeper understanding of the works, and a stronger connection with the audience. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Today, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s Associate Artistic Director Andy Donald announced the first projects to be chosen for A.C.T.'s inaugural New Strands Residency program. Three playwrights/plays from New York City's acclaimed Ma-Yi Theater Company will participate. (more...)

Pig Iron School Inaugural Class Graduates Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

 The Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced dates and details for the 2017 Colorado New Play Summit. (more...)

DCPA Slates Dates, Details for 12th Annual Colorado New Play Summit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced dates and details for the 2017 Colorado New Play Summit. The 12th annual festival will feature readings of new works by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Rogelio Martinez, Eric Pfeffinger, Robert Schenkkan, and Lauren Yee alongside World Premiere productions by Lauren Gunderson and Tira Palmquist. (more...)

Last Night of the 2010 Festival of New American Plays Held Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2010

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by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

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BWW Reviews: Jen Rudin's CONFESSIONS OF A CASTING DIRECTOR Explains What You Need to Get the Part
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced dates and details for the 2017 Colorado New Play Summit. The 12th annual festival will feature readings of new works by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Rogelio Martinez, Eric Pfeffinger, Robert Schenkkan, and Lauren Yee alongside World Premiere productions by Lauren Gunderson and Tira Palmquist. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced the 39th season of their Tony-Award winning Theatre Company and the largest season to date for their unconventional line of programming, Off-Center. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

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