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Stage Left Theatre's 34th Season to Feature THE FIRESTORM, MUTT & MoreStage Left Theatre's 34th Season to Feature THE FIRESTORM, MUTT & More
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 34th season, which will feature three regional premieres. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of New York to Perform 'Cuckoo! For the Birds' Concert at Weill Recital Hall, 5/14Chamber Orchestra of New York to Perform 'Cuckoo! For the Birds' Concert at Weill Recital Hall, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director, will present Cuckoo! For the Birds, a concert on Thursday, May 14 - 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Sets Full 2015-16 SeasonSideshow Theatre Company Sets Full 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2015/16 Season, beginning this fall with the world premiere of Hansol Jung's surreal and mischievous new comedy NO MORE SAD THINGS, directed by Elly Green. Next winter, the season continues with another world premiere, David Jacobi's chilling new drama MAI DANG LAO directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons. The season concludes next spring with CAUGHT, a new, head-spinning collaboration with playwright Christopher Chen, Chicago's Xiong Art Gallery and director Seth Bockley. All three productions will be presented at Chicago's Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., where Sideshow continues its multi-year residency. For additional information and updates, visit www.sideshowtheatre.org. (more...)

Pussy Riot Play, Steven Dietz's ON CLOVER ROAD and More Set for Contemporary American Theater Festival's 2015 SeasonPussy Riot Play, Steven Dietz's ON CLOVER ROAD and More Set for Contemporary American Theater Festival's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University has announced its newest quintet of plays to be presented this summer in rotating repertory. Ed Herendeen, the founder and producing director of the Theater Festival, has selected from the sea of scripts, five new plays from five celebrated playwrights: Johnna Adams, Sheila Callaghan, Steven Dietz, Barbara Hammond, and Michael Weller. (more...)

The New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This FallThe New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

In the tradition of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege and HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, The New Black Fest (guest curator playwright Dominique Morisseau) will commission five black women playwrights to write short plays entitled UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE - Short Plays by Black Women. The playwrights include Cori Thomas, Nikkole Salter, Chisa Hutchinson, Lenelle Moise and Jocelyn Bioh. (more...)

Andy Christopher, Nicholas Rodriguez & More Will Star in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at The MunyAndy Christopher, Nicholas Rodriguez & More Will Star in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Written by Alan Janes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Walden and music directed by Michael Horsley. (more...)

Tony Nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega & Elizabeth A. Davis to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical AMANDINETony Nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega & Elizabeth A. Davis to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical AMANDINE
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Amandine, featuring a book and lyrics by Winter Miller and music and lyrics by Lance Horne, will be presented on May 28, directed by Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Markus Potter.  The evening will feature the talents of Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) and Elizabeth A. Davis (Once), along with Nick Blaemire (Found), Erin Markey (Erin Markey at Joe's Pub with Kenny Mellman), John Kelly (James Joyce's The Dead), and Romain Fruge (Threepenny Opera). (more...)

City Theatre to Present Momentum 15 Next MonthCity Theatre to Present Momentum 15 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

City Theatre announces the lineup for this year's two-day Momentum festival, featuring new works by returning favorites Jessica Dickey and Keith Reddin. (more...)

Unexpected Stage Company to Present ROMEO AND JULIET: LOVE KNOWS NO AGEUnexpected Stage Company to Present ROMEO AND JULIET: LOVE KNOWS NO AGE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

As part of its sixth and most ambitious season to date, Unexpected Stage Company-the fast-growing, Washington, D.C.-area professional theater company-will present its first Shakespearean production this summer. Romeo and Juliet: Love Knows No Age is a reimagining of Shakespeare's most famous play, in which the titular characters are in their 70s.The production will run from July 16 through August 9, 2015, at Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Wheaton, MD (the former Round House space). (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

The Music of Led Zeppelin and More Set for Summer 2015 with the BSOThe Music of Led Zeppelin and More Set for Summer 2015 with the BSO
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced an addition to its 2015 summer programs. The Music of Led Zeppelin combines the power of a full rock band with the Baltimore Symphony on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at InFusion Theatre's ANOTHER KIND OF LOVEPhoto Flash: First Look at InFusion Theatre's ANOTHER KIND OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

InFusion Theatre Company presents Crystal Skillman's Another Kind of Love, directed by InFusion Artistic Director Mitch Golob with music direction by Jefferey Thomas and original music by Tony-nominated and Obie-winner Heidi Rodewald, lyrics by Caroline Dorsen and Crystal Skillman, now through June 14, at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Ave. Opening night is slated for tomrorow, May 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2015/16 Season. The season will launch in September with August Wilson's Seven Guitars, directed by Brandon J. Dirden and will include the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Jessica Stone; a new music-theater production of Shakespeare's Pericles created by Rinde Eckert and David Schweizer; and the Transport Group's critically acclaimed production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

York Symphony Orchestra Sets 2015-16 SeasonYork Symphony Orchestra Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

York Symphony Orchestra announces their 2015-2016 Season, In Nature's Realm, a series of ten performances, which will include: a classical series, inspired by nature's beauty and power; two Pops performances, featuring music audiences will know and love; two family-focused presentations; and the first fully-staged opera in the history of York. Music Director and Conductor Lawrence Golan returns on the heels of a noteworthy inaugural season to lead the Orchestra in presenting a symphonic force of nature. Season subscriptions are on sale beginning Monday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m., and single tickets will be available beginning Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Hot Spots in AmericaOpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Hot Spots in America
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

After another long winter, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (PCLN), today unveiled the 2015 Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (more...)

Sarah Rasmussen Named The Jungle Theater's New Artistic DirectorSarah Rasmussen Named The Jungle Theater's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Jungle Theater today announced the appointment of Sarah Rasmussen as Artistic Director, effective July 1, 2015. Rasmussen was chosen after a nationwide search to fill the role Jungle founder Bain Boehlke has held since 1991. Boehlke announced in July 2014 that he was stepping down in summer 2015. (more...)

Ariel Stess' HEARTBREAK to Run 5/13-30 at Bushwick StarrAriel Stess' HEARTBREAK to Run 5/13-30 at Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Bushwick Starr and New Georges are thrilled to team up for the world premiere of HEARTBREAK, written and directed by Ariel Stess, a tale of love, loss, power, soccer, and growing up. (more...)

Playwright Sheila Callaghan to Bring FERAL DRIVES, FIERCE WOMEN to Sandbox@CTG, 4/14Playwright Sheila Callaghan to Bring FERAL DRIVES, FIERCE WOMEN to Sandbox@CTG, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Center Theatre Group welcomes playwright Sheila Callaghan, a recipient of CTG's Fadiman Award for Playwriting, and local feminist scholars Sue-Ellen Case (UCLA) and Dr. Tiffany Ana Lopez (UC Riverside) to the rehearsal room at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special one-night-only DouglasPlus event, Sandbox@CTG: "Feral Drives, Fierce Women" on Tuesday, April 14, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Richard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This SpringRichard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

Fernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning ProgramsFernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced a New Play Commissioning Program and New Musical Commissioning Program, through which the Festival will commission and develop three to five projects annually from playwrights, composers and collaborative devisers from across the career spectrum. The program launches with inaugural artists Fernanda Coppel (whose new play King Liz premieres this summer at Second Stage), Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, which just finished an acclaimed run at the Atlantic Theater Company), and Benjamin Scheuer (creator of the current Off Broadway hit The Lion). Each commission also includes a writing residency at Williamstown Theatre Festival. (more...)

Ego Actus to Present I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANTEgo Actus to Present I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Ego Actus will present the World Premiere of Penny Jackson's dark comedy I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC, beginning performances on July 16th, opening July 18th at 8 PM and continuing through August 2nd. The Equity production will be directed by Joan Kane with scene design by David Goldstein, costumes by Caitlin Cisek, lights by Dennis Parichy, sound by Andy Evan Cohen, projections by Jim Marlow. The Stage Manager is Tyler Winthrop. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- Robert Askins and Moritz von Stuelpnagel- 'I'm Running for President of Broadway!'BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- Robert Askins and Moritz von Stuelpnagel- 'I'm Running for President of Broadway!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Robert Askins and Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Best Play and Best Direction of a Play nominee for Hand to God. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Launch 11th Season at Kean University with GREAT KILLS, 6/19-21Premiere Stages to Launch 11th Season at Kean University with GREAT KILLS, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Premiere Stages at Kean University will launch its much-anticipated 2015 Season with a free staged reading of Kate Cortesi's provocative new play, Great Kills, June 19 - 21 in Kean's Murphy Dunn Theatre. Selected from over 440 submissions, Great Kills is the first of two scripts scheduled for expanded development as part of the 2015 Premiere Stages Play Festival. (more...)

OSF to Launch National artEquity Facilitator Training ProgramOSF to Launch National artEquity Facilitator Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is proud to announce the launch of artEquity, a facilitator training initiative for theatre companies nationwide. Supported by a $145,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, artEquity will provide facilitation skills and capacity building in the areas of diversity, inclusion and equity. (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Host 10th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop This SummerThe Kennedy Center to Host 10th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Kennedy Center, in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the National New Play Network (NNPN)-the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays-and with Stanford University's National Center for New Plays, will host more than 50 playwrights, directors, and dramaturgs from July 25 to August 2, 2015 as part of the 10th annual weeklong MFA Playwrights' Workshop featuring new works by MFA students from Columbia University, Northwestern University, Fordham University, Yale School of Drama, the Juilliard School, New York University-Tisch School of the Arts, University of California-San Diego, and the Juilliard School. (more...)

TRAIL OF TEARS Begins 7/10 at Nuyorican Poets CafeTRAIL OF TEARS Begins 7/10 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

 TRAIL OF TEARS, a startling new docudrama chronicling the effects of the Native American Removal Act on present-day Native Americans, will receive its world premiere in a production presented by Rebel Theater, The Eagle Project and The Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Performances begin July 10, 2015. (more...)

BLIND CREST Staged Reading Set for Planet Connections Theatre FestivityBLIND CREST Staged Reading Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Other Mirror is pleased to present a staged reading of BLIND CREST by Monet Hurst-Mendoza and directed by Katherine M. Carter, as part of the 6th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place June 15th through July 12th at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street). (more...)

TRU to Stage Reading of THE HUMMINGBIRDS, 6/22 at SoHo PlayhouseTRU to Stage Reading of THE HUMMINGBIRDS, 6/22 at SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), Molly Morris and Patrick Blake present The Hummingbirds by Garret Jon Groenveld on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7pm at the SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. This two-hander will now feature acclaimed actors Ellen McLaughlin and Eric Berryman and will be directed as a staged reading by Eric Tucker (Wall Street Journal Director of The Year, 2014). (more...)

NNPN Announces Over $125K in Grants for 2015-16NNPN Announces Over $125K in Grants for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announced its 2015-16 grant recipients, including the Smith Prize for Political Theatre, the 2015 Annual Commission, two Playwright Residencies, five Producer Residencies, and two Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnership between eight of its members on two productions. In all, NNPN committed over $125,000 to fourteen Core Member Theaters and nine Affiliated Artists. (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre  continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.  KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.  Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 14th New Works Festival Lineup SetTheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 14th New Works Festival Lineup Set
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2015 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, offer feedback, and participate in a panel discussion with the artists.  (more...)

Full Casting Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE at NYTW This WeekendFull Casting Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE at NYTW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Final casting has been set for the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, set to take place at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, on Sunday, June 14 at 7:30 pm. The evening, which will benefit the non-profit National Coalition Against Censorship, will showcase world premiere one-act plays by three acclaimed playwrights: Israel Horovitz's Breaking Phillip Glass and Erik Ehn's Her Speech, both directed by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity founder and PFAC Producing Artistic Curator Glory Kadigan, and Halley Feiffer's A Play About New Mexico, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. (more...)

To Hell in a Hand Puppet! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's HAND TO GOD, Opening TonightTo Hell in a Hand Puppet! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's HAND TO GOD, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Apr 7, 2015

The new American play Hand to God opens on Broadway tonight, April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debuts of playwright Robert Askins and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

BWW Interview: Lynne GriffinBWW Interview: Lynne Griffin
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 6, 2015

Lynne Griffin is what director David Ellenstein describes as 'a heavy-weight' in the industry. Her credits span more than 5 decades and include print, film, television and theatre. She was a child model and actor, appearing in multitudes of commercials and even hosting a children's television show in Toronto. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of TROUBLE COMETH, 5/12-6/27San Francisco Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of TROUBLE COMETH, 5/12-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse continues its twelfth season with the world premiere of Trouble Cometh by Richard Dresser and directed by May Adrales. (more...)

Flux Salon to Present Sarah Bernstein's THE SUMMER HOUSE, 4/14Flux Salon to Present Sarah Bernstein's THE SUMMER HOUSE, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Forward Flux Productions will present the North West Regional premiere reading of Sarah Bernstein's dark new play The Summer House at the eighth Flux Salon gathering in Seattle. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden Leads UNDERLAND, Beginning Tonight at 59E59 TheatersORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden Leads UNDERLAND, Beginning Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes terraNOVA Collective with the NY premiere of UNDERLAND, written by Alexandra Collier and directed by Mia Rovegno. UNDERLAND begins performances tonight, April 3 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 25. Press opening is Saturday, April 11 at 8:15 PM. (more...)

Met Opera, Juilliard and More to Offer AN EVENING OF WORDS, WINE & MUSIC, 5/22Met Opera, Juilliard and More to Offer AN EVENING OF WORDS, WINE & MUSIC, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

On Friday, May 22 at 7:30pm at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York (43A West 13th Street) in the West Village, Voice Afire Pocket Opera & Cabaret will present a special Evening of Words, Wine & Music which will feature a series of live musical performances from The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra's Milan Milisavljevi? on Viola, Juilliard's Jennifer Chu on Piano, as well as a Chilean Wine Tasting led by The Metropolitan Opera's Chief Librarian, Robert Sutherland. (more...)

TCG Announces Grants for Mid-Career, Veteran Theatre ProfessionalsTCG Announces Grants for Mid-Career, Veteran Theatre Professionals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces the 2015 Round 3 Cycle A recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]-Continuing Ed program. Through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grants of up to $5,000 will support four mid-career and veteran theatre professionals at TCG Member Theatres for learning opportunities to advance their leadership skills. The goal of this program is to strengthen the field by developing the individuals who are the core and the future of theatre. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Close Season with SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND, 5/1-24Perseverance Theatre to Close Season with SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND, 5/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Perseverance Theatre (PT) ends the season with Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, written by Madeleine George. Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England runs on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage May 1 - May 24, 2015. Tickets are available through Hearth Side Books, the JACC, online at perseverancetheatre.org or by calling 907-463-TIXS (8497). There are three Pay-As-You-Can Previews on Sunday, April 26 at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 pm, and Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 pm and two Pay-As-You-Can Performances on Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 pm and Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre to Launch 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays Next MonthEnsemble Studio Theatre to Launch 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon of One-Act Plays, the original festival of its kind, returns for its 35th incarnation Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00pm at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street.  (more...)

Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Announces 2015 Writers; Runs 6/8-20Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Announces 2015 Writers; Runs 6/8-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Five playwrights from across the country have been selected to develop and present their plays as part of the 15th Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. These writers, selected from over 450 open submissions are: Robert Caisley, who will also serve as the 2015 Conference's Featured Playwright with his play The Open Hand, Jennifer Blackmer with her play Unraveled, Bernadine Cockey with her play Relative Madness, J. Joseph Cox with his play Koalas and Sara Jean Accuardi with her play <3. (more...)

NNPN to Present Rolling World Premieres for Beckim's LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE and Yee's IN A WORD in 2015NNPN to Present Rolling World Premieres for Beckim's LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE and Yee's IN A WORD in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 48th and 49th Rolling World Premieres: Chad Beckim's Lights Rise on Grace and Lauren Yee's in a word, as well as openings for its 43rd, 44th, and 47th plays, Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons, Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker, and River City by Diana Grisanti. (more...)

Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

NEW YORK, NY — On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Nature's Bounty,” at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). The program will feature Morgenstern with violinist Harumi Rhodes, violist Kathryn Lockwood, cellist Astrid Schween, and percussionist Yousif Sheronick, performing music and text inspired by composers' personal encounters with both natural and man-made landscapes; immortalizing them through works of unparalleled beauty and drama. This artistic journey, from flowing crystalline streams in China to the haunting terrain of the Middle East to the wide-open prairies of the American Great Plains, includes music by Antonin Dvo?ák, Zhou Long, and Riyad El-Soumbati, along with text from the works of Mary Shelly, Naguib Mahfouz, and Gaetano Cipolla, narrated by Obie Award-winning actor Bill Camp. (more...)

Wesley Taylor's CUCKOLD Accepted Into Manhattan Repertory Theater's 2015 One Act CompetitionWesley Taylor's CUCKOLD Accepted Into Manhattan Repertory Theater's 2015 One Act Competition
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Apr 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that 'Cuckold' written by SMASH and ROCK OF AGES star Wesley Taylor and directed by Gregg Wiggans (SMASH, HOW TO SUCCEED) has been accepted into Manhattan Repertory Theater's 2015 One Act Competition! (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers to Close Season with POEMS, LETTERS, AND PREMIERES, 5/28New Amsterdam Singers to Close Season with POEMS, LETTERS, AND PREMIERES, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final concert of the season, titled Poems, Letters, and Premieres,Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street). (more...)

THE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 SeasonTHE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis to Premiere TYPHOID MARY, 4/30-5/24Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis to Premiere TYPHOID MARY, 4/30-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the World Premiere production of Typhoid Mary opening April 30, 2015 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through May 24, 2015, with Bill Simmons serving as director. Tom Horan wrote Typhoid Mary in 2013 during his first season as the Phoenix Theatre's Playwright-in-Residence. (more...)

Yale Institute for Music Theatre Names 2015 SelectionsYale Institute for Music Theatre Names 2015 Selections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) has selected two original book musicals to be developed in an intensive lab setting in New Haven, June 13-28: gilgamesh & the mosquito, music by Bob Kelly and book and lyrics by Sam Chanse; and Horizons, music by Ben Wexler and book and lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick. The Institute culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as a part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 26 and 27. (more...)

Announcing Martyna Majok as the 9th PoNY Fellow at The Lark TheatreAnnouncing Martyna Majok as the 9th PoNY Fellow at The Lark Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

The Lark and Playwrights of New York (PoNY) are proud to announce that Martyna Majok, author of Ironbound, a Top Ten play for the 2014 Kilroys' list, will be the recipient of the 2015-16 PoNY Fellowship which provides over $100,000 in comprehensive career support. (more...)

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