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Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

Pandolfo & Witting's A BAD NIGHT Gets Free Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a staged reading of A BAD NIGHT, a new play co-written by Nicole Pandolfo and Amy E. Witting, on Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 PM in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, New York City). Jackson Gay (These Paper Bullets!) is set to direct. The special one-night only engagement is free and open to the public. (more...)

Computer Game and Real-Life Trail Collide in Bekah Brunstetter's THE OREGON TRAIL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Portland Center Stage at The Amory continues its Northwest Stories series with Bekah Brunstetter's The Oregon Trail, opening on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on November 4, with previews beginning October 29 and performances through November 20. (more...)

RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD to Receive Ensemble Studio Theatre Reading 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Two Seattle teenagers embark on an impulsive motorcycle journey to join a group of oil protesters on the east coast. But as they follow a major pipeline across the country, what began as two young activists' longing to belong to something greater than themselves gives way to Rain and Zoe discovering that the true danger in this world might just be growing up … no matter what the cost. A darkly comedic coming of age fairy tale, RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD is a race to regain the possibility of change in a world whose days are numbered without it. (more...)

LOST VOICES Explores Hurricane Katrina; Opens Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

EAGLE PROJECT will present LOST VOICES, an evening of two World Premiere plays written by Larissa FastHorse and Elise Marenson both directed by Jessi D. Hill. LOST VOICES is an evening of two short plays that explore how Hurricane Katrina uncovered America's darkest secrets. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Extended by Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is pleased to present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, on Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:30PM and Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hilary Bettis's ALLIGATOR at A.R.T./New York Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

New Georges will kick off their 25th anniversary season in collaboration with The Sol Project to present the World Premiere of ALLIGATOR, written by Hilary Bettis (The Americans on FX) and directed by Elena Araoz (Dipika Guha's Mechanics of Love with To-By-For Productions; Hook & Eye's She-She in the Ice Factory Festival). (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place tonight, October 27 and tomorrow, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Cast Announced for Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Director Nicole Hand has announced her cast for Promethean Theatre Ensemble's January production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, a look at the Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of his doomed bride, whose voice is typically missing from her own story. Appearing as Eurydice will be Janeane Bowlware (below left),* of Promethean's Bury the Dead, Linchpin's King John and Red Tape'sChurch/Pullman. Her husband Orpheus will be played by Jordan Golding (below right), a recent graduate of Oberlin College who has also studied at the British American Drama Academy in London. (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Desi Moreno-Penson's OMINOUS MEN Gets Staged Reading in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

There will be a one-night only staged reading of OMINOUS MEN, a new, full-length play by Latina playwright Desi Moreno-Penson. (more...)

LOST VOICES to Explore Hurricane Katrina at HERE, Opening This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

EAGLE PROJECT will present LOST VOICES, an evening of two World Premiere plays written by Larissa FastHorse and Elise Marenson both directed by Jessi D. Hill. LOST VOICES is an evening of two short plays that explore how Hurricane Katrina uncovered America's darkest secrets. (more...)

October is Packed Full of NNPN Rolling World Premieres from New York to Alaska
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 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 an October filled with NNPN Rolling World Premieres (RWP), including Bars and Measures by Idris Goodwin at The Theatre @ Boston Court (playing until October 23); Pulp by Joseph Zettelmaier at Williamston Theatre (playing until October 23) and Know Theatre of Cincinnati (playing until October 27); Not Medea by Allison Gregory at Perseverance Theatre (playing in Juneau until November 6 and Anchorage November 11-20); Into the Beautiful North by Karen Zacarias at Central Works (playing until November 13); and Church and State by Jason Odell Williams at JCC CenterStage (Oct 22 - Nov 6). (more...)

National Black Theatre's SWEET Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with KEVIN!!!!!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The PIT has announced the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their new parody, KEVIN!!!!!. (more...)

Wolfpack Theatrics in association with Dark Matter Productions Presents THE WITCH OF ST. ELMORA STREET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Joey Merlo's The Witch of St. Elmora Street explores love, heartbreak, and witchcraft within an Italian-American family circa 1987. Weaving together tales of family lore and superstitious hearsay The Witch of St. Elmora Streetis a grotesque comedy about what it means to live with a broken heart. (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA, Premiering Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

LAByrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (tonight, October 20, through 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...)

New York City's Azure Ensemble Presents A Classical Music Program Inspired by the French Impressionist Period At the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that the Azure Ensemble, a chamber music group based out of New York City, will perform a classical music program inspired by the French Impressionist period at the Bickford Theatre on Sunday, October 30 at 2:00PM. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

National Black Theatre's SWEET Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

Ken Urban's NIBBLER World Premiere and More Slated for The Amoralists' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Amoralists has announced their 2016-2017 season, which will include the world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, directed by Benjamin Kamine, and 'Wright Club's 'Wright Nights, featuring six new authors in the company's year-long playwright development program. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Desi Moreno-Penson's OMINOUS MEN Gets Staged Reading in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

There will be a one-night only staged reading of OMINOUS MEN, a new, full-length play by Latina playwright Desi Moreno-Penson. (more...)

Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Play Gets Readings Before Off-Broadway Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Charlotte Cohn, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, to present industry readings of Jason Odell Williams' critically acclaimed play Church & State. The readings will take place Sunday October 23rd at 1PM, Monday October 24th at 7PM, and Tuesday October 25th at 1PM at The Cell Theatre (338 W.23rd St.). (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Begins Tonight at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, presents HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, tonight, November 9th, @ 7:30PM and Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

UKARIA Cultural Centre Presents SOME FAVOURITE THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

In Some Favourite Things at Ukaria (formerly Ngeringi) distinguished mezzo soprano Elizabeth Campbell, accompanied by celebrated pianist David Barnard, will give the first in a series of  recitals. (more...)

Two World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

A world-premiere play, Among the Dead by Hansol Jung; a world-premiere musical by Michi Barall, Paul Lieber, and Matt Park, PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band; and the special presentation of the hit play The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! by Lloyd Suh in Manila comprise the season to be produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company during their 2016-2017 season, it is announced by the company's Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director Jorge Z. Ortoll.  (more...)

Pandolfo & Witting's A BAD NIGHT Gets Free Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a staged reading of A BAD NIGHT, a new play co-written by Nicole Pandolfo and Amy E. Witting, on Today, November 5 at 8:00 PM in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, New York City). Jackson Gay (These Paper Bullets!) is set to direct. The special one-night only engagement is free and open to the public. (more...)

Computer Game and Real-Life Trail Collide in Bekah Brunstetter's THE OREGON TRAIL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Portland Center Stage at The Amory continues its Northwest Stories series with Bekah Brunstetter's The Oregon Trail, opening on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on November 4, with previews beginning October 29 and performances through November 20. (more...)

THE WOODSMAN's Eliza Simpson to Bring MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT to Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Following sold-out performances at The PIT and Dixon Place, THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is coming to the Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street) for a one-night-only engagement on Friday, December 2 at 7pm. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater & Page 73 Present New York Premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's ORANGE JULIUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73 present the New York premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's memory play about a transmasculine child and their dying Vietnam vet father, Orange Julius, directed by Dustin Wills, beginning previews January 10 for an opening January 22 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place.   (more...)

Latina/o Theatre Commons and The Public Host 2016 LTC Convening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC), in partnership with HowlRound, will co-host and co-produce the 2016 LTC New York City Convening, celebrating the vibrant history and exciting future of Latinx theater in NYC. The 2016 LTC New York City Convening will take place on December 1-4, 2016 at The Public Theater and other allied theaters across the city, in association with La Cooperativa of NYC Latinx Theatre Artists, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, Teatro Circulo, INTAR, Repertorio Español, Teatro SEA, and The Lark. (more...)

Love, Laughs, and Ninja Fights in Seattle Rep's VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Vietgone, the highly anticipated new play, produced in association with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, from up-and-coming playwright Qui Nguyen (Vampire Cowboys). Vietgone loosely chronicles Nguyen's parent's journey from Vietnam to American in 1975, with a quirky approach Nguyen describes as 'a sex comedy about my parents.' With direction by May Adrales, who has been with the show since its inception, Vietgone will run December 2, 2016-January 1, 2017 (opening night is December 7, 2016) in the Leo K. Theatre. Tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222and online at seattlerep.org. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE MOTHER LINE STORY Project at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following sold-out performances at The PIT and Dixon Place, THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is coming to the Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street) for a one-night-only engagement on Friday, December 2 at 7pm. Created and performed by members of The Mother Line Story Project, this evening of unique stories celebrating women is based on an original concept by Eliza Simpson (co-star of Off-Broadway's The Woodsman). Kel Haney is set to direct. (more...)

The Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium to Present PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

'PREformances with Allison Charney" December 5th Concert to feature violinist Laura Goldberg, composer Moshe Knoll, soprano, Indira Mahajan, mezzo-soprano Sara Murphy and Russian-born American pianist Julia Zilberquit. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Playwrights Melisa Tien and Megan Cohen Develop New Works at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

New Dramatist playwright Melisa Tien and San Francisco-based Megan Cohen joined The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in residence this month to develop innovative stage works with the Academy's third year NY Company. (more...)

10th Annual Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Lark is thrilled to announce the 10 th Anniversary celebration of the Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange. For a full decade, this synergetic program has brought Mexican writers to the U.S. and U.S. writers to Mexico to work together and with a community of bilingual actors and stage directors on translating their plays. The shared artistic process is aimed at creating a deeper understanding between our countries and cultures. From December 4-7, 2016, The Lark will bring together the program's artists and audiences for a festival featuring readings of excerpts from 38 of the plays translated through this program. Events are open to the public and free of charge. (more...)

The Lark to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Mexico/U.S. Playwright Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Lark has announced the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Present Fort Worth Premiere of THE PLEASURE TRIALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions presents its third and final staged reading of the 2016 season. In a vigorous effort to foster new work, this past year Amphibian has hosted three playwrights in residence to develop their unpublished plays. (more...)

THE WITCH OF ELMORA STREET at Access Theater this Decmeber
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Joey Merlo's The Witch of St. Elmora Street explores love, heartbreak, and witchcraft within an Italian-American family circa 1987. Weaving together tales of family lore and superstitious hearsay The Witch of St. Elmora Street is a grotesque comedy about what it means to live with a broken heart. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

The Huntington Continues Commitment to Play Development with the 2016 BREAKING GROUND FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company's 2016 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held December 1 - 4 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The festival is a vital part of the Huntington's new play development efforts and highlights the work of locally-based Huntington Playwriting Fellows and national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last decade, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally.  (more...)

LOOKING BACK, IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN RIDGEFIELD HIGH'S BEST PRODUCTION OF OUR TOWN to Premiere at The PIT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

This winter at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT), get ready for the world premiere of Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of Our Town, by Augie Praley, running December 4th to January 15th. (more...)

Jen Silverman's WINK to Launch 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The popular Ruth Easton New Play Series features free public readings of new plays by Playwrights' Center Core Writers. (more...)

Scoop: HELL'S KITCHEN on FOX - Friday, November 18, 2016
by - Nov 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on HELL'S KITCHEN, airing on FOX on Friday, November 18, 2016! (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Plays Added Show This Week at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, will present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane. (more...)

Ma-Yi Theater Company Premieres Hansol Jung's AMONG THE DEAD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

AMONG THE DEAD, a new play by Hansol Jung, will be given its world premiere by the award-winning Asian American Off-Broadway Ma-Yi Theater Company at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, NYC), with its official opening night tonight, November 10th. (more...)

Playwrights on Park Reading Series Presents Heidi Armbruster's DAIRYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Join Playhouse on Park in designating the Greater Hartford area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work! (more...)

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