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NNPN/Curious Theatre Company Announce the World Premiere of THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman as its 69th Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

SPACE on Ryder Farm Announces Lineup for 2017 Working Farm Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 221 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, NY, announces its lineup for the 2017 Working Farm Reading Series to be held at Playwrights Horizons in New York City April 3-7, 2017. All readings are free, and farm-fresh bites inspired by the plays and prepared by SPACE chefs will be served at each reading. (more...)

Undermain Theatre presents REALLY by Jackie Sibblies Drury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Undermain Theatre presents a Dallas premiere, REALLY, by Jackie Sibblies Drury. REALLY will be produced at Undermain's home in Deep Ellum - 3200 Main Street. Directed by Carson McCain, opening night will be Saturday, April 15th with a curtain time of 7:30 pm.  Preview performances will be on April 12th, 13th, and 14th at 7:30 pm. ALL PREVIEW PERFORMANCES ARE ONLY $15. There will be two Saturday matinee performances at 2:00 pm on April 22nd and May 6th. The production will run through May 6th. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Appoints Kay Stern To Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of violinist Kay Stern to its faculty. Stern is currently the concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, a position she has held since 1994. She will begin her own studio at SFCM in Fall 2017, in addition to continuing her role at San Francisco Opera. (more...)

Bullying Drama RARE BIRDS by Adam Szymkowicz Premieres This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Red Fern Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of RARE BIRDS by Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar, Hearts Like Fists, Pretty Theft, Nerve). Directed by Scott Ebersold, (The View UpStairs, Nerve) performances begin March 23 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y in the East Village. (more...)

THE ASSIGNMENT and gUN COUNTRY to Run in Rep at A.R.T./NY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company will present two world premiere productions in repertory developed through company workshops: The Assignment, a new original play by Camilo Almonacid, directed by Emily Joy Weiner, is a co-production with Rhymes Over Beats (Patrick Blake, Artistic Director; Cate Cammarata, Associate Artistic Director), and will be performed in repertory with gUN COUNTRY, curated by Jeffery Solomon and Emily Joy Weiner, written, developed and performed by Houses On The Moon company members and directed by Jenna Worsham. (more...)

SWEAT Sets Mobile Rush Before Tomorrow's First Preview on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The searing new play Sweat begins previews on Broadway tomorrow Saturday, March 4 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Following a sold out, critically acclaimed engagement at New York's Public Theater, Sweat, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey will officially open on Broadway on March 26, 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's 2017 Mentor Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. (more...)

Get to Know the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 26, 2017

Sweat, the new Broadway play opens today at Studio 54. The critically acclaimed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, comes to Broadway following its sold-out run at The Public Theater. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Milagro Presents World Premiere of Spanish Language Play: OYE OYA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Milagro presents the World Premiere of Óye Oya  Book by Rebecca Martinez, based on a treatment by Rodolfo Ortega, Music and Lyrics by Rodolfo Ortega, Directed by Estefania Fadul (more...)

Recent Cutbacks' Dinosaur Parody HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS to Stomp Into Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York-based Recent Cutbacks announces the return of its acclaimed theatrical comedy Hold On To Your Butts, a live, shot-for-shot remake of Jurassic Park performed by just two actors and a foley artist, to Chicago for a limited engagement at Donny's Skybox Theater at The Second City Training Center (230 W. North Ave, 4th Floor) April 20 through 23, 2017. (more...)

American Theater Group Brings Topical New Play to SOPAC Loft Staged Reading of A GOOD FARMER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

American Theater Group, the South Orange Performing Arts Center's  new theatre company in-residence, presents a staged reading of A Good Farmer by Sharyn Rothstein on Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m.  The powerful story, set in upstate New York, tells a compelling tale of one family's struggle to maintain their farm through adversity. The wheels of crisis are set into motion when they hire a Mexican immigrant to help them. The topical play highlights the humanity of those whose only crime was to come to American and make a better life for their families, and the bonds we all share as immigrants seeking the American dream.  (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2017 INK'D Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, announces the lineup for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. (more...)

On Site Opera Announces New Executive Director, Piper Gunnarson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

On Site Opera is excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Piper Gunnarson. A seasoned nonprofit arts administrator, Piper has extensive experience in theater administration for organizations spanning all manifestations of the art form, including classical plays, new work, musicals, and children's theater.  (more...)

Interactive Romp 3/FIFTHS to Transform 3LD Art and Technology Center Into Dystopian Theme Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

3-Legged Dog presents the world premiere of 3/Fifths, conceived and written by James Scruggs, directed by Tamilla Woodard and Kareem Fahmy, with video design by Jon Bremner and Cam Vokey, choreographed by Andre M. Zachery, and an original score composed by Melanie West. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will debut four inventive and bold new works during their 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival. This year's New Ground will run from May 11-20. (more...)

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL: A WINDOW INTO NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This year's Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts features six new plays that are in the pre-production stage of development. Each of the plays has gone through readings and workshops in the past and the writers Melis Aker, Scott Barrow, Leila Buck, Kevin Doyle, Joey Merlo, Kyoung Park and their plays are ready for the next step. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

Luna Stage Premieres New Play TRANQUIL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Luna Stage is proud to present the world premiere of Tranquil, a new play by McKnight Fellow Andrew Rosendorf: a raw and provocative look at one family's attempt to heal from an unthinkable tragedy. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces Casting For The Second Play Of The 2017 Mentor Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. Nathan Yungerberg's ESAI'S TABLE, will be presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from March 22 - April 1, 2017, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors. Angelina Fiordellisi is Cherry Lane's Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Charlotte Cohn, co-producers SCS Innovations, LLC, Forty-Eight Theatrical Group, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Ralph Meranto/JCC Centerstage, in association with NewYorkRep & The Telling Company, present the New York Premiere of Jason Odell Williams' critically acclaimed play Church & State. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, March 3, 2017 for an open-ended run at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Helm Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today acclaimed director, actor, singer and 2017 Steppenwolf Women in the Arts honoree Phylicia Rashad will direct Steppenwolf's Chicago premiere production of The Roommate, a comedy by Jen Silverman. (more...)

Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of WHEN YOU ARE A PERSON Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The original Off-Broadway cast recording of "When You Are A Person" has been released and is now available worldwide. The song is from the world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, presented by The Amoralists in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

Macha Monkey to Present World Premiere Comedy ...AND STARRING CLAIRE FROM HOLLYWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Macha Monkey Productions presents the world premiere comedy ...And Starring Claire from Hollywood by Jim Moran. Directed by Amy Poisson, the show features Lisa Every as Claire, Laurence Hughes as Leo, Sean Schroeder as Brad, Emily Haver as Jana, and Stacey Bush as Kandi. The production runs May 5th through June 3rd at 18th & Union in the Central District. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marin Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of Dark Comic Riff on Macbeth PEERLESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Marin Theatre Company stirs the stage this season with the West Coast Premiere of peerless by Jiehae Park, a new dark comedy riff on Shakespeare's classic cursed tale Macbeth. Twin sisters 'M' and 'L' resort to desperate measures when their academic dreams of success are dashed most unexpectedly. With unwavering loyalty to each other-and themselves-they craft a plan to manipulate their destiny by any means necessary. Fresh off a critically acclaimed World Premiere production at Yale Repertory in 2015, MTC is excited to bring this sinister, sisterly twist on the Scottish Play to the West Coast under the direction of Margot Bordelon, who also directed the play's World Premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Female Driven Dark Comedy THE MOORS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

?Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, and following the success of Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimed The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm continues their female-centric 10th Anniversary season with the New York Premiere of Jen Silverman'sThe Moors (February 27 - March 25) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Mike Donahue and riffing on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters, The Moors is a dark comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility. (more...)

The Semitic Root presents THE STRANGEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling cafe, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. The Strangest is an absurdist murder mystery loosely inspired by the unnamed Arab killed in Albert Camus' classic novel, The Stranger. Experience French Algiers on the brink of revolution, and witness three Arab brothers vie for the love of the same woman. Their bitter rivalry ends only when one is gunned down by a French stranger.Written by Betty Shamieh ( The Black Eyed, Roar, Fit for a Queen) and directed by May Adrales ( Vietgone, Luce).  (more...)

The Apothetae and The Lark Launch Playwriting Fellowship for Disabled Writers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Apothetae, a theater company committed to challenging perceived perceptions of the "Disabled Experience," and The Lark, a play development lab devoted to equity, community, and the power of an individual artistic voice, are thrilled to announce the launch and opening of submissions for the pilot round of The Apothetae at Lark Fellowship, made possible with leadership support from the Time Warner Foundation, and additional support from Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman. (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announced today the 2017/18 Season. The nation's premier ensemble theater, Steppenwolf celebrates its 42nd season with seven captivating shows - three world premieres and four Chicago premieres - that embrace diversity, compassion and imagination. (more...)

Amy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and More Among 2017 Finalists for The Suzan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Completes 41st Humana Festival Lineup with Announcement of The Ten-Minute Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to announce the three ten-minute plays chosen to be performed during the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays (March 1 - April 9, 2017) on Saturday, April 8 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m. (more...)

St John's Feast of Music 2017 Presents Three Summer Evening Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

St. John's Feast of Music 2017 presents three glorious concerts on beautiful summer evenings in the delightful surroundings of St John's Church, Halifax Street, Adelaide. Tickets are $40 per person per concert; wine and bruchetta, served in the garden, are complimentary.  (more...)

Theresa Rebeck Headlines 4th Wall Theatre's Inaugural Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads:  Women's Voices.  Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event.  The five plays, which are new to Houston audiences and range from insightful comedies to hard-hitting dramas, will be read twice over the 10-day festival with each reading to be followed by moderated talk-backs.  All general admission tickets are Pay What You Can, with a limited number of reserved seats available for advance purchase.   (more...)

Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group to Present EXTINCTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group present EXTINCTION by Gabe McKinley previewing March 30-31, opening April 1, and running Wednesdays to Sundays through April 16. (more...)

Sci-Fi Play PILGRIMS Gets Reading as Part of Alley All New Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Alley Theatre's Alley All New presents a reading of Claire Kiechel's Pilgrims Monday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

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

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

A NEVER-ENDING LINE at Broadway au Carré
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Next Wednesday, March 1st, composer Jaime Lozano's new Song Cycle, 'A Never-Ending Line,' will have its world premiere at Broadway au Carre in Paris, France. (more...)

Keen Company Announces the Participants in the 2017 Keen Playwrights Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Each season, the Keen Playwrights Lab brings together three mid-career playwrights to develop new full-length plays inspired by Keen Company's mission. Under the leadership of Jeremy Stoller, Keen's Director of New Work, writers meet throughout the year to create new plays that provoke identification, reflection, and emotional connection. The Playwrights Lab culminates with a reading of each new play in the spring, attended by the Keen community, the theater industry, and the general public. Keen's fourth season of the Playwrights Lab will allow Julia Jordan, Andrea Thome and Stefanie Zadravec to develop new plays. (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Present World Premiere of Andrea Lepcio's STRAIT OF GILBRALTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Synchronicity Theatre will present the world premiere of Andrea Lepcio's Strait of Gibraltar, a sexy romantic comedy turned terrorism thriller that looks at love, truth, prejudice, and civil rights in the age of the Patriot Act. Performances run from March 31 to April 23, 2017. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Plays Set for Third Year of NJPAC Stage Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, welcomes NJPAC Stage Exchange back for its third year. Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at Stage Exchange, a collaboration of three professional New Jersey theaters and a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. (more...)

National New Play Network to Premiere 4 Plays at 15 Theaters This Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces four Rolling World Premieres: Halftime with Don by Ken Weitzman, Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood, The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger, and Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan. The four plays will receive a total of 15 NNPN RWP productions, with each play seeing at least three distinct productions in a discrete 12-month period. (more...)

Works by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Enchantment abounds as the season continues with the Bay Area Premiere of Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall's effervescent romance, Shakespeare in Love, coming to MTC this holiday season. In the Elizabethan era, when women are forbidden to become actors, what's a stage-struck lady to do? Lady Viola de Lesseps adores plays, especially those by a young writer named Will Shakespeare, but can only look on longingly as men and boys perform them. Will, meanwhile, has his own struggles: his inspiration fled, his debts and unwritten commissions piling up…until he meets an unknown young player named Thomas Kent, who speaks his words as he's always dreamed they'd be spoken, and a beautiful woman named Viola, who could be just the muse he needs. Under the direction of MTC artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this stage adaptation of the beloved film finds its true essence: a love letter to the power of theatre and the imagination. (more...)

Asian American Arts Alliance Seeks Submissions for 2017 Van Lier Fellowships in Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Asian American Arts Alliance is launching the 2017 Van Lier Fellowships in Music Composition and Music Performance for artists of Asian American descent who are 30 and under and based in New York City. (more...)

Azuka's Pay What You Decide Season Continues with World Premiere of SH_THEADS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Following a record, at-capacity run of How We Got On, Azuka Theatre continues their 2016-2017 "pay what you decide" season with the world premiere of Sh_theads. Developed in partnership with PlayPenn, playwright Douglas Williams and director Kevin Glaccum examine a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan and the lives of the people who love to work there. (more...)

New York Madness to Present Special Women's History Month Edition This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

On Sunday, March 26 at 8pm the March edition of New York Madness will celebrate Women's History Month with a lineup of all women writers. (more...)

MTC 2017-18 Season to Include Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Keri Kellerman are thrilled to announce that Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew-winner of MTC's 2014 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and the third installment in Morisseau's 3-play cycle, The Detroit Projects-will be co-produced with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley as a part of MTC's 51st mainstage season. MTC will send out a press release with the full lineup for the 2017-18 season once all remaining plays are confirmed. (more...)

The Lark Announces 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Lark has announced playwrights Brittany K. Allen and Christina Quintana have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship. (more...)

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company to Present BIG LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents Charles L. Mee's Big Love. Big Love gives a fresh twist on Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women, one of the oldest plays in the western world. (more...)

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