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3rd Annual New Works Brooklyn Festival to Feature Plays by Lindsey Ferrentino and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its third annual New Works Brooklyn festival on April 5 - 9, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ASSIGNMENT Kicks Off with Meet and Greet and Design Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director)  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 Jeffrey Solomon and Emily Joy Weiner,written, developed and performed by Houses On The Moon company members and directed by Jenna Worsham. (more...)

Promethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, Girardoux
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Social commentary and satire with parallels to today, told through fantasy or absurdism, will be the focus of Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2017-18 season. (more...)

New Musicals COWBOY BOB and GUMBO Get 2017 Summer Labs at Yale Institute for Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre announces the two original book musicals which have been selected for this year's two-week summer lab: COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana. (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...)

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...)

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...)

New Jersey Theatre Alliance and NJPAC Partner for NJPAC STAGE EXCHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

New Jersey Theatre Alliance (the Alliance), in partnership with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), welcomes NJPAC Stage Exchange ("StageX") back for its third year. Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at StageX, a program that involves three newly commissioned plays by three established New Jersey playwrights, three draft readings with public commentary at NJPAC in Newark, and three full productions at New Jersey professional theatres the following year. (more...)

The Bay Area Premiere of THE ROOMMATE Opens 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) continue their fourteenth season of transformation with The Roommate, a bold new play by one of the most dynamic and highly acclaimed emerging playwrights on the scene today, Jen Silverman. (more...)

PlayPenn Announces 2017 Conference of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Taft State Hospital for 'insane negroes,' an Iranian-American professor who is falsely identified as a terrorist, the pressures of climate change and economic survival in a small Australian coastal town, a complex look at race and love in war-time, a family business suffering from a neighborhood's crack epidemic, and a couple navigating a blizzard, a dead son, and a half-decorated Christmas tree will all be explored this summer atPlayPenn's annual new play conference. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO's three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Previews an Incredible April in New York Theatre
by Maxamoo - Apr 5, 2017

Jack, Liz, and Lindsay share what they're looking forward to at the theater this month Samara by Richard Maxwell with music by Steve Earle from Soho Rep, The Antipodes by Annie Baker at Signature Theatre, American Mill No. 2 by by Gian Marco Lo Forte from Pioneers Go East Collective, and more. (more...)

Meany Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington announces its 2017-2018 Season, presenting 25 international artists and ensembles representing 14 countries and cultures, including Mali, Cuba, Macedonia, Iran, Armenia, Israel, Great Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Taiwan, Hungary, Spain and the USA. (more...)

Ars Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 16 awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. (more...)

Ally to Welcome MIZ WASHINGTON Playwright James Ijames
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Ally is thrilled to welcome Miz Washington playwright and 2017 Whiting Award Winner, James Ijames to the show on Sunday, April 30th. James will participate in a post-show talkback with the cast after the 3PM Matinee. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Annual 7TH INNING STRETCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents its annual 10-minute play festival, 7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball . (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Slates Lineup for LEAPFEST XIV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Stage Left Theatre will present LeapFest XIV, Stage Left's annual new-play festival, running July 9 - July 26, 2017. LeapFest features several new plays with socio-political themes, presented as workshop productions in rotating repertory. This year's festival includes new works from Sam Chanse, Liam Fitzgerald, Dana Lynn Formby, Isaac Gomez, and Joe Zarrow. (more...)

BWW Interview: ACTUALLY, Anna Ziegler Writes Prolifically
by Gil Kaan - Apr 26, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse tackles the various conflicting definitions of sexual consent in its co-world premiere of playwright Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY beginning May 2, 2017. I made the most of the opportunity to delve into Anna's thoughts on her love of writing; how, by chance, she became the successful writer she is today; and her reaction to winning London's 2016 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Play for her PHOTOGRAPH 51.   (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

The Lark Announces First-Ever Recipients of Venturous Playwright Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Lark and Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation have announced that the plays and playwrights selected for the pilot round of The Lark Venturous Playwright Fellowship program are For Want of a Horse by Olivia Dufault; Teenage Dick by Mike Lew; and Today is My Birthday by Susan Soon He Stanton. (more...)

@BWW_Nashville Twitter Held Hostage, Day 1: TORI KEENAN-ZELT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2017

Playwright Tori Keenan-Zelt takes over BWW­_Nashville's Twitter account today as she goes on a Playwright's Adventure in Music City, including the first rehearsal for Actors' Bridge's upcoming workshop production of her new play Seph, she mingles with the playwrights taking part in the Ingram New Works Project at Nashville Repertory Theatre and she sees the Actors Bridge/Belmont University Theatre collaboration on Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project. (more...)

Artists at Play to Workshop TOT: THE UNTOLD, YET SPECTACULAR STORY OF (A FILIPINO) HULK HOGAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Artists at Play will workshop Victor Maog's tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan, followed by multiple readings in May across Los Angeles through a partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library LA Made series and AAP's Annual Reading series. Rodney To will direct Maog's comedy, which will be free for the public to attend.   (more...)

Bootleg Theatre Presents I CARRY YOUR HEART as Part of Hope Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project (www.hopeoptimism.com). I CARRY YOUR HEARTwill preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run throughSaturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Jackie Sibblies Drury's REALLY Up Next in WAM Theater's 'Fresh Takes' Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury at 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 7 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. Alice Reagan - director of Shakespeare & Company's acclaimed 2016 production of Or, - will direct. (more...)

Portland Stage Announces 28th Annual Little Festival of the Unexpected
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Portland Stage mounts the annual Little Festival of the Unexpected with new play workshops from May 10 through May 13, 2017. Little Festival is a week-long event dedicated to public readings of new American plays. Three playwrights are in residence at Portland Stage throughout the week developing their scripts with input from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and audience members. (more...)

Works by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network announced today the lineup for the 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, the biennial festival series of brand new plays from emerging playwrights. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Names May Adrales New Associate Artist Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater has named Associate Artist May Adrales as a new Associate Artistic Director for the 2017/18 Season beginning this Fall.  (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

LARK Quartet to Premiere 2 Works & Celebrate 30 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

On May 1, 2017 at 8pm, The Lark Quartet will present a celebratory concert at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in New York City. LARK Quartet: Now & Then celebrates the past and present of The Lark String Quartet through music old and new with its present and original members. In keeping with the tradition of LARK to broaden the chamber music repertory through diverse commissions, they perform the world premiere of Andrew Waggoner's String Octet Ce morceau de tissue and the New York premiere of John Harbison's String Quartet No. 6. The harmonic and textural modernity of the Debussy String Quartet (1893), as well as the Presto from Mendelssohn's Octet (1825), bridge the premieres. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Finds Quartet of Stars at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

L ynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark). (more...)

Thinking Cap Theatre at The Vanguard Presents the Southeastern Premiere of COLLECTIVE RAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Meet Betty, Betty, Betty, Betty, and Betty...Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty's busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. Thinking Cap Theatre's 7th Season continues with the Southeastern Premiere of COLLECTIVE RAGE: A Play in Five Betties, a timely, pointed, and playful investigation of gender. (more...)

TheatreFIRST's Story of Henrietta Lacks Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Coming this May, TheatreFIRST closes its first season of in-house new works with the world premiere of HeLa by Lauren Gunderson and Geetha Reddy, dramaturgy by Lisa Marie Rollins, and directed by Evren Odcikin. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre's 2017-2018 Season celebrates the theatre's 40^th Anniversary with a mix of world and regional premieres, fan favorites and stories that reflect Houston's vibrant, diverse community. The season features 3 world and 4 regional premieres, collaborations with New York's One Year Lease Theater Company and Houston's Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Stages' inaugural Latina/o Theatre Festival, the 10^th anniversary of Stages' hallmark Panto holiday program for children and families, and a return to Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for YOGA PLAY at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

South Coast Repertory has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Yoga Play, a comedy by Dipika Guha. The production is part of the 20th Pacific Playwrights Festival, the theatre's annual showcase of new work. (more...)

World Premiere of 'T.', About Kerrigan/Harding Ice Skating Saga, Finds Cast at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) concludes its Season 32 with the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T., an exploration of the competitive ice skating saga between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Margot Bordelon directs a cast featuring Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn). T. runs from May 18-June 25, 2017 (press opening: Monday, May 22). (more...)

Arian Moayed, Sherie Renee Scott and Micah Stock to Lead Dual-Language HAMLET at Waterwell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Waterwell announced today a strictly limited engagement of a new dual language (English/Farsi) version of Hamlet at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Starring Tony Award nominees Arian Moayed as Hamlet, Sherie Rene Scott as Gertrude, and Micah Stock as Horatio, with direction by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely, Hamlet will begin performances on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, with an opening night set for Sunday, May 21 at 8:00pm, and will play through June 3. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Announces 2017 Summer Series, THE FLOWERS OF ENGLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Richmond Symphony is pleased to announce the lineup of its annual Summer Series recital concerts set to begin on July 13. Presented in association with the University of Richmond Department of Music and VCU | School of the Arts | Department of Music, this year's theme is titled The Flower of England: From the Empire through the Wars. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co to Feature APPLES IN WINTER by Jennifer Fawcett
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????Winner of the National New Playwright's Smith Prize, "Apples in Winter",  a play about mothers and sons, will be the second play in the Centenary Stage Company's Women Playwrights Series (WPS) this month, presented on Wednesday, Apr 19 at 7:30 PM in the Lackland Center. (more...)

Kwame Kwei-Armah and Gavin Witt to Speak at 11th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Villanova Theatre has announced the 11th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium (PTRS), featuring a keynote address by renowned director Kwame Kwei-Armah and distinguished dramaturg Gavin Witt of Baltimore Center Stage, one of the leading regional theatres in the nation. (more...)

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