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CT Rep Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has named Michael Bradford the new Artistic Director beginning in August. Bradford will succeed Vincent J. Cardinal, who is departing at the conclusion of the Nutmeg Summer Series to become the The Arthur and Martha Hearron Endowed Professor of Musical Theatre, Chair of the Department of Musical Theatre and Professor of Music, School of Music Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. Bradford will also serve as the Department Head of Dramatic Arts at UConn. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents World Premiere of CONFEDERATES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley opens its 47th season with the world premiere of the high stakes political drama Confederates. This fresh, fascinating, and headline-hot show explores the voracious nature of contemporary media during a national campaign. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

2016-17 Van Lier New Voices Fellows Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Lark is thrilled to announce that playwrights C.A. Johnson andDonja R. Love have been selected as the recipients of the Van Lier New Voices Fellowship for the 2016-17 season. This year long residency is designed to help address the lack of inclusion of early career playwrights of color in the theater field. Specifically, the Fellowship supports writers of color under 30 and includes a cash award of $15,000, plus a $3,000 health insurance allowance, as well as access to a wide range of Lark resources, including artistic program participation, financial literacy training, office and rehearsal space, and staff support. The 2016-17 cycle marks this Fellowship's third year at The Lark. Past fellows include Reginald Douglas (director: Nikkole Salter's Lines in the Dust at Luna Stage), Anna Moench (Hunger), Christopher Oscar Peña (awe/struck), and Susan Soon He Stanton (The Things Are Against Us). The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship program is a critical component in The Lark's acclaimed portfolio of fellowships, designed to engage a diverse community of extraordinary playwrights who collectively reflect and write about the vibrancy of our world. (more...)

the american vicarious to Premiere DOUGLASS at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

the american vicarious is proud to return to Chicago with DOUGLASS, a world premiere drama from Thomas Klingenstein, directed by Jeff Award nominee Christopher McElroen (Invisible Man). (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Josh Davis to Star in THE GOLD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce Josh Davis (Beautiful) will play Joseph in THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz, music supervision by Steven Jamail and direction by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has announced the appointment of Todd Rosen of Summit, New Jersey, as the company's new Managing Director.  Mr. Rosen assumed the position on June 12th.  (more...)

Rising Circle Theater Collective to Present Four New Works as Part 7th Annual PlayRISE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Four talented emerging playwrights of color - members of the 2016 INKtank Playwrights Lab -  will unveil their exciting new works when Rising Circle Theater Collective presents its 7th annual PlayRISE Festival, a series of staged readings featuring some of New York City's most exciting theatre artists of color. The festival will run from June 16-19 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street in Manhattan). (more...)

ONE OF THE NICE ONES to Premiere Next Month at Echo Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

True to its LA Weekly-given moniker as "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays," Echo Theater Company's next offering is a cringe-worthy black comedy about sexual politics in the workplace that will leave audiences howling with laughter in spite of their better selves. Echo artistic director Chris Fields directs the world premiere of One of the Nice Ones by Erik Patterson for a July 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Close 12th Season with 2016 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will conclude with Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2016 Short New Play Festival will be Monday July 25th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre. This year's plays will be Motley Fool by Kate Abbruzzese, Swan Song by Emily Taplin Boyd, Malaprop by Lisa D'amour, The Ghoul Of Amherst by Amy Freed, Warp And Weft by Anchuli Felicia King, Her Father's Daughter by Dakin Matthews, The Eighth Circle by Bridgette Dutta Portman, and The Opulent Complex by Lynn Rosen. Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company's Annual Workshop Readings Set for 7/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company's annual Summer Workshop will start rehearsals on July 12 and conclude in public readings of three new plays on July 23 and 24, 2016. The workshop allows selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program two weeks to focus on developing new plays. The workshop and public readings will take place in the South End at the Huntington's Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston. (more...)

Hilary Bettis & Sheila Callaghan World Premieres Set for New Georges' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

In its 25-year history, New Georges has brought forth an unprecedented generation of women playwrights and directors, providing them with steady artistic support and first or career-transforming productions in New York City. New Georges will celebrate its anniversary season with the World Premiere of Hilary Bettis' Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with The Sol Project this fall, and of Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol's collaboratively-created Water at 3LD Art & Technology Center in June of 2017 as part of Water City, a multi-disciplinary art event.  (more...)

ChamberMusicNY Announces Launch of its 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

ChamberMusicNY, a non-profit presenter of live chamber music, is pleased to announce their 2016-17 season, consisting of eclectic and extraordinary artists, New York premieres, and thrilling, experimental performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chisa Hutchinson Speaks as Part of Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

As part of the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program, Playwright Chisa Hutchinson (Dead and Breathing, Dirt Rich, She Like Girls, This Is Not the Play, Sex on Sunday) led writing workshops and a public Q&A at the Frank Center during the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

MEN ON BOATS Regional Debut, 'T.' World Premiere and More Set for American Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) has restructured its 2016-17 Season and will present three of four previously announced plays, with an updated production schedule. (more...)

Hoi Polloi to Stage Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Capital Stage to Present New Works Festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION with staged readings of four brand-new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created Playwrights' Revolution to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. (more...)

A. Zell Williams' CARROLL GARDENS at 16th Street this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

16th Street Theater's ninth season 2016 continues with the world premiere of A. ZELL WILLIAMS' biting comedy CARROLL GARDENS  directed by Artistic Director ANN FILMER and playing September 8 - October 15, 2016 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening of Thursday, September 15 @ 7:30 PM. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

BARS AND MEASURES to Continue Rolling World Premiere in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Award-winning director Marion McClinton makes his directorial debut at the Jungle with BARS AND MEASURES, a music-filled new play with an original score by jazz composer Justin Ellington. A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, the riveting drama by acclaimed playwright and spoken word artist Idris Goodwin is on stage August 26 through October 9 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis. (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEARED to Make World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse begins its fourteenth season with the World Premiere SEARED written by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. SEARED is a special commisson by San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post Street, San Francisco, California). Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

World Premiere of New Play by Theresa Rebeck: SEARED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) begins its fourteenth season with the tasty World Premiere Seared by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. Searedis a special commission by San Francisco Playhouse. Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

THE MAY QUEEN at The Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The May Queen, the sassy, new office comedy, has its Cape Playhouse premiere as the fourth play in in the historic theatre's 90th anniversary season. Directed by Amanda Charlton, it plays a two week engagement, July 26 - August 6; press night is set for Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

To-By-For Productions to Present NY Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

To-By-For Productions is proud to present the New York Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE, directed by Elena Araoz at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) September 8-24. (more...)

Playwright Chisa Hutchinson to Visit Shepherdstown as DGF Traveling Master
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Playwright Chisa Hutchinson (Dead and Breathing, Dirt Rich, She Like Girls, This Is Not the Play, Sex on Sunday) leads writing workshops and a public Q&A as part of the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program on July 27 at 4:00 PM at the Frank Center (260 University Drive Shepherdstown, WV 25443). (more...)

David Henry Hwang and Christopher Chen to Chat CAUGHT and More at MOCA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Play Company in collaboration with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is pleased to present a special event on Thursday, July 28 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Idris Goodwin's BARS AND MEASURES Continues NNPN Rollout This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the initial success of the first half of the NNPN Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Bars and Measures by Idris Goodwin. (more...)

Playwrights Will Contribute to AFTER ORLANDO in Response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Missing Bolts Productions (Blair Baker & Zac Kline, artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press (OBIE-winner Caridad Svich, founder) are curating a collection of new plays from noted international playwrights in response the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, June 12, 2016. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Uptown Announces SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER for 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Christopher Burney, Uptown Curator and Associate Artistic Director) will present the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, , as part of the company's fifteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES next summer. SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER recently made the 2016 Kilroy List, designated as one of 32 distinguished new plays by female and trans playwrights. (more...)

Sixth Annual SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Announces New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country, inspired by this year's theme 'SCANDAL'. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Offer Adult Acting Class This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The professional Centenary Stage Company (CSC) , the regional theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary University, will offer an Adult Acting Workshop this fall, open to the public. (more...)

THE FALL, About the Children of 9/11 Victims, To Receive NYC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Lilia Rubin is proud to present The Fall as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Adam Immerwahr to Make DC Directorial Debut with Theater J's THE LAST SCHWARTZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

?Theater J begins the 2016-2017 season with the regional premiere of the rollicking, engaging, and thoughtful comedy, The Last Schwartz, written by Lilly Award Winner Deborah Zoe Laufer. It plays at Theater J September 7 through October 2, 2016 and kicks off the first season selected by new Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

Barnard College Student Life to Present Asian American Playwright Marisa Marquez's MS. ORIENTAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  According to National Vital Statistics Reports, suicide was the second leading cause of death for Asian Americans aged 15 to 34.   It is also the leading cause of death among Gay and Lesbian youth nationally.  To help build awareness around the issue of suicide and to promote prevention, Barnard College Student Life presents Marisa Marquez's new American play, Ms. Oriental, which is directed by Ilana Becker. (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Open 4th Season with Chicago Premiere of HOW WE GOT ON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Haven Theatre Company announces How We Got On to begin their fourth season, written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jess McLeod, at the company's new home within the Den Theatre's new Bookspan Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., September 29 - November 12. (more...)

Boston Court Presents BARS AND MEASURES by Idris Goodwin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Bars and Measures, A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Weyni Mengesha. Bars and Measures is presented on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. Previews begin September 15. Opening night is September 24and performances are scheduled to run through October 23, 2016. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Bring Back 7TH INNING STRETCH 10-Minute Play Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 8/14/2016 - 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/14/2016 - 8/21/2016. (more...)

Zainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

MCC Theater - which this fall celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season as one of New York's leading Off-Broadway theater companies - has announced the 2016 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Jocelyn Bioh, MCC Youth Company alum Xavier Galva, Ted Malawer, and Eric Micha Holmes. (more...)

Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

New York, NY - Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. The concert will be the last in a yearlong series of performances that have been offered at St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in honor of Maestro John Scott who served as Organist and Director of Music for eleven years, and who died unexpectedly in August 2015.  Proceeds from the concert will be used to create a Saint Thomas Choir School scholarship to assist choristers in need which will be established in John Scott's memory. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Host 2016 Contemporary American Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre's Contemporary American Voices Festival, an annual celebration of adventurous, innovative new plays, will kick off the 2016-17 season. (more...)

Hoi Polloi Stages Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company presents THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Mountaintop comes to the foothills of the Berkshires when Katori Hall's award-winning play opens at Chester Theatre Company on Thursday, August 18th at 8:00 p.m. A bold re-imagining of the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Mountaintop runs through August 28 at the historic Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA. (more...)

EST and Radio Drama Network to Present WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) and The Radio Drama Network are proud to announce the first production of the 2016-2017 season, the limited engagement of WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?, written and performed by Brian Quijada and directed by Chay Yew. (more...)

The Apothetae and Lark Initiative to Present TELETHON!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Apothetae, a theater company dedicated to the production of full-length plays that explore and illuminate the 'Disabled Experience,' and The Lark, an international theater laboratory based in New York City, are thrilled to announce their partnership in launching The Apothetae and Lark Initiative. (more...)

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