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The Regional Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS Kicks Off Dragon Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

When Jack, a New York banker, suddenly shows up at his parents' Cincinnati home in the middle of the night with a sack full of ice cream and no wife, his sister Lorna wants to know what's going on. Where's his socialite wife? Is he home for good? And why is he giving away so much money? Theresa Rebeck's (Bad Dates, Dragon 2011) dark comedy examines the conflict between Main Street and Wall Street, flyover state values versus coastal state values, and the humor within a family in turmoil.  (more...)

PULP VERITE to Receive Judson Memorial Church Magic Time Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Pulp Verite, after being awarded a 2015 Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission (from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute) and being named a 2016 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist, will be read at Judson Memorial Church as part of their 2017 Magic Time reading series on January 18th.  (more...)

Memory Play ORANGE JULIUS Begins Previews Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next week, January 10, at 8:00pm for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73's 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, will run at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, and opens Sunday, January 22, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Gabe McKinley's THE SOURCE Gets NYC Reading, Discussion This Month via Culture Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Culture Project presents a creative initiative about the Right to Privacy in our nation. A reading of The Source by Gabe McKinley, directed by Pippin Parker, followed by a public discussion led by journalist Leonard Jacobs. (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season of New Plays with THE ATHEIST by Ronan Noone
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2016-17 season with The Atheist by Ronan Noone. Running from January 19-February 5, this comedy is directed by the playwright. (more...)

Ilana Becker to Join Company of Fools in New Associate Artistic Director Position
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Company of Fools (COF) is pleased to announce that Ilana Becker has been appointed to the new position of Associate Artistic Director. After conducting a national search that yielded more than 80 qualified applicants, Company of Fools' and Sun Valley Center for the Arts' leadership determined that Becker's expertise and passion for theatre made her the ideal candidate for the position. In her new role, Becker will assist newly promoted COF Artistic Director John Glenn and contribute to The Center's education initiatives and BIG IDEA programs. Glenn, who was recently honored with the 2016 Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, assumed leadership of Company of Fools following the recent departure of his co-artistic director, Denise Simone. (more...)

PEERLESS, Jiehae Park's Dark Comedy Riff on Macbeth, Comes to MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

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

Alicia Haymer Directs DETROIT '67 For Actors Bridge
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 31, 2017

Alicia Haymer directs the Nashville premiere of Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau, as Actors Bridge Ensemble's 21st Season continues February 24-March 4, at the Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

Cast Set for Cherry Lane's THE SIBLINGS PLAY as Part of MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre and Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors, have announced casting for the first production of the award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season - Ren Dara Santiago's THE SIBLINGS PLAY - being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from February 22 - March 4, 2017. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Launches New Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

???????Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, launches the MST Playground Reading Series as part of a collaboration with Writers Theatre of NJ and its New Plays New Jersey concert reading series. (more...)

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Lantz and Kargul's 'Victorian Passions'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will present another of their popular Valentine's Day concerts at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Play Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of MARJORIE PRIME, a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, by Jordan Harrison. Featuring Vana O'Brien, Chris Harder, Linda Alper and Michael Mendelson, MARJORIE PRIME runs February 7 through March 5 on the Alder Stage. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Ken Urban's NIBBLER Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Amoralists, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, have announced casting and the design team for their world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, directed by Benjamin Kamine. NIBBLER runs from February 23 - March 18, 2017 in a limited engagement. (more...)

Noah Mease's OMEGA KIDS to Bring Superhero Tales to the Stage at Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

New Light Theater Project and Access Theater will present OMEGA KIDS by Noah Mease, directed by Jay Stull. (more...)

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Present THE DRUNKEN CITY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training continues its 2016-17 season with contemporary playwright Adam Bock's THE DRUNKEN CITY. A high-energy comedy about life and love, the production is directed by returning guest artist Jesse Jou, whose work was last seen on the FSU/Asolo Conservatory stage in 2014 with How I Learned to Drive. (more...)

Christopher Chen and Martyna Majok Receive Dramatists Guild of America's 2017 Lanford Wilson Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the co-recipients of the 2017 Lanford Wilson Award are Christopher Chen and Martyna Majok. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Shed Light on Women at The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

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

Keen Teens Series to Continue with AND...ACTION and More This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present the Eleventh Season of Keen Teens. This season's offerings will be And... Action by Eleanor Burgess directed by Julie Kramer; Rat Court by Boo Killebrew, directed by Daisy Walker; and Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Zi Alikhan. (more...)

The Theatre at Boston Court Announces COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS, A West Coast Premiere written by Jen Silverman and directed by Lindsay Allbaugh. Collective Rage is presented on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. (more...)

BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: Judson Memorial Church Magic Time Presents Reading of PULP VERITE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pulp Verite, after being awarded a 2015 Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission (from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute) and being named a 2016 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist, was read at Judson Memorial Church as part of the 2017 Magic Time reading series.  (more...)

Sarah Rudinoff to Star in Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Why is it that some people stay sick while others become well? And how do we find the road to recovery? These questions are explored in the acclaimed comedy Well, coming to Seattle Repertory Theatre February 10 - March 5, 2017 (opening night is February 15, 2017) in the Bagley Wright Theatre. (more...)

LAURA AND THE SEA Playwright Kate Tarker Receives Vineyard's 2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Artistic Directors Doug Aibel and Sarah Stern announce Kate Tarker as the ninth recipient of Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel, whose plays INDECENT, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME premiered at The Vineyard. (more...)

Rising Stars and Chicago Vets Sign on for SYCAMORE Premiere at Raven Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A cast of rising young actors and Chicago veterans has been announced for Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore, by Sarah Sander, to be directed by visiting artist Devon de Mayo. (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present West Coast Premiere of LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD, written by Jeff Augustin and directed by Andre Barron.  LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD will begin previews on Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm; will open on Thursday, February 23 at 8pm and run through Saturday, April 15 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

American Blues Theater Selects Idris Goodwin as the Recipient of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has named Idris Goodwin the winner of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Goodwin's play, HYPE MAN, was selected from a pool 543 submissions. As part of the award, Goodwin receives a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to further develop his script with American Blues Theater. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

T. Schreiber Theatre Presents 4th Annual Schreiber Shorts 10-Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) proudly presents 'The Fourth Annual Schreiber Shorts: An Evening of One Acts' January 25th and runs through February 11th. The 10-minute play series will feature works by 10 playwrights, selected from nearly 1000 submissions in a nationwide playwriting competition. Curated and produced by Halle Morse and Megan Grace, 'The Schreiber Shorts' marks the second production of TST' 2016-17 season. Performances are Wednesdays-Sundays at 8:00pm at the Gloria Maddox Theatre (151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor). Tickets are $15: tschreiber.org/shorts (more...)

Soho Rep.'s 2017 Projects to Play The Public and A.R.T./New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the power of intimate spaces to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep. has announced venues for the remainder of its 2016-17 season, which includes a world premiere Soho Rep. commission by Richard Maxwell along with a workshop presentation of a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury. (more...)

Golden Thread Productions Announces ReOrient 2017 Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company focused on the Middle East celebrating its 20th anniversary, is proud to announce the seven writers for its prestigious ReOrient 2017 Festival of Short Plays, selected through a competitive, international submission process. (more...)

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Original Star Matt McGrath to Return for THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at Geffen Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that the cast for its West Coast Premiere production of Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride will feature Andrew Burnap as Casey, Matt McGrath as Miss Tracy Mills, Nija Okoro as Jo, Larry Powell as Rexy / Jason and Nick Searcy as Eddie. (more...)

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

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

Theresa Rebeck to Headline 4th Wall Theatre's 'WOMEN'S VOICES' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company launches its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads: Women's Voices. Running March 2nd - March 12th at STUDIO 101, the festival showcases five exceptional female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist and renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck who is headlining the event. (more...)

Alison Wright Completes Cast of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Producers Stuart Thompson and Louise Gund have announced the full cast for the Broadway production of the searing new play Sweat. Alison Wright ('The Americans') joins the previously announced cast from the critically acclaimed Public Theater engagement. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Announces Elisabeth Karlin as the Winner of the 2017 Stanley Drama Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year's Stanley Drama Award is Elisabeth Karlin for her play, "The Showman and the Spirit." (more...)

Writers Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Scene, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

Center on Halsted to Host Free Reading of Raven Theatre Company's SYCAMORE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Center on Halsted will host a reading of Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore in the Hoover - Leppen Theatre on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Semitic Root's Immersive Murdery Mystery THE STRANGEST Coming to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling café, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. (more...)

Rob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed and More Announced For New York Premiere Of CHURCH & STATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Charlotte Cohn, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and SCS Innovations LLC, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, announced today the complete cast and creative team for the upcoming New York Premiere of Church & State, the critically acclaimed play by Jason Odell Williams. (more...)

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