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Photo Flash: First Look at Lesley Manville, Jack Lowden and More in GHOSTS at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Richard Eyre has adapted and will direct Ibsen's Ghosts, running at the Almeida Theatre now through 23 November 2013, with Press Night on 3 October. Designs are by Tim Hatley with lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by John Leonard. The full cast is Lesley Manville (Helene Alving), Brian McCardie (Jacob Engstrand) Charlene McKenna (Regina Engstrand), Jack Lowden (Oswald Alving) and Will Keen (Pastor Manders). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 9/29/2013
by BWW - Sep 29, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/29/2013 for Austin (more...)

BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE To Play Curve And Mercury, Oct/Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

As part of its celebratory 5th Birthday Season, Leicester's Curve theatre is producing Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane in a co-production with the Mercury Theatre Colchester. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Trailer for Neil LaBute's New Series FULL CIRCLE, Feat. Cheyenne Jackson, Kate Walsh & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2013

The first trailer for Neil LaBute star-studded television series debut, FULL CIRCLE, has just been released ahead of its Oct. 9 premiere. The series boasts Broadway's Cheyenne Jackson, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, David Boreanaz and more. Check out the brief teaser below! (more...)

Profiles Theatre to Present Neil LaBute's WRECKS, 10/3-11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Profiles Theatre continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the Midwest premiere of Wrecks by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Guest Artist Jason Gerace and featuring acclaimed Chicago actor John Judd. The production runs October 3 - November 17, 2013 at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, October 3 at 8:00pm. (more...)

NBC Picks Up Neil LaBute's HARMONY HOUSE Romantic Comedy Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Deadline reports that NBC has locked a deal with playwright and screenwriter Neil LaBute for his new romantic comedy series HARMONY HOUSE. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 10/06/2013
by BWW - Oct 6, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/06/2013 for Austin (more...)

Theatre 68 to Premiere THE AFFLICTED at Noho Arts Center, 10/18-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

Ronnie Marmo presents the first production as the resident theatre company at NOHO ARTS CENTER, the World Premiere of Leif Gantvoort's 'The Afflicted', directed by Danny Cistone, opening at The NoHo Arts Center beginning October 18th, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Judd Stars in Midwest Premiere of Neil LaBute's WRECKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

Profiles Theatre continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the Midwest premiere of Wrecks by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Guest Artist Jason Gerace and featuring acclaimed Chicago actor John Judd. The production runs October 3 - November 17, 2013 at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Presents Neil LaBute's WRECKS, Now thru 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

Profiles Theatre continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the Midwest premiere of Wrecks by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Guest Artist Jason Gerace and featuring acclaimed Chicago actor John Judd. The production runs tonight, October 3 - November 17, 2013 at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, October 3 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Set to Release Live Album 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce the release of Live from KCRW (Bad Seed/Kobalt), to be pre-released on CD and double vinyl (with bonus tracks 'Into My Arms' and 'God Is In The House') as a November 29 Black Friday/Record Store Day exclusive (more...)

Theatre 68 Premieres THE AFFLICTED at Noho Arts Center, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Ronnie Marmo presents the first production as the resident theatre company at NOHO ARTS CENTER, the World Premiere of Leif Gantvoort's 'The Afflicted', directed by Danny Cistone, opening at The NoHo Arts Center beginning tonight, October 18th, 2013. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 10/13/2013
by BWW - Oct 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/13/2013 for Austin (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at John Judd in Highlights of Profiles Theatre's WRECKS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2013

Profiles Theatre continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the Midwest premiere of Wrecks by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Guest Artist Jason Gerace and featuring acclaimed Chicago actor John Judd. The production runs October 3 - November 17, 2013 at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Release Live Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce the release of Live from KCRW (Bad Seed/Kobalt), to be pre-released on CD and double vinyl (with bonus tracks 'Into My Arms' and 'God Is In The House') today, November 29 Black Friday/Record Store Day exclusive. For a list of participating retailers, see RSD.com. (more...)

GHOSTS with Lesley Manville to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios from 17 Dec
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The Almeida Theatre's five-star production of Ibsen's Ghosts, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios, playing from Tuesday 17 December. Lesley Manville, Jack Lowden, Brian McCardie and Charlene McKenna will reprise their roles and are joined by Adam Kotz as Pastor Manders. (more...)

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Announce Summer 2014 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Following a wildly captivating - and completely sold out - North American tour in early 2013, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to North America in the summer of 2014 to take care of some unfinished business. (more...)

GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville, to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios from Dec 9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Director Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS, running at The Almeida Theatre now through 23 November, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios beginning 9 December 2013, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Billy Van Zandt to Direct DROP DEAD!, Opening 6/6 at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Producer Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 are proud to present DROP DEAD! - By playwrights Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore - Opening June 6th at The NoHo Arts Center. This will be the 29th anniversary of the original production, and 23 years since the Los Angeles production originally opened. Marmo and Theatre 68 are elated to be granted the rights for this show for the first time since its original premiere. Landing Van Zandt as the director was the icing on the cake. (more...)

Vs. Theatre Company to Present COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS, 4/24-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

VS. THEATRE COMPANY has announced its first production in its permanent new theatre, COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS, written and directed by Ron Klier. COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS will preview on Wednesday, April 24 & Thursday, April 25 at 8pm and will open on Friday, April 26 at 8pm and run through Today, June 1 at the new home of VS. Theatre Company (the former Black Dahlia Theatre), 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Ride On Theatre Opens THE BLIND DATE PROJECT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Andrew Carlberg, in association with Ride on Theatre, presents an immersive, all new theatrical experience, The Blind Date Project, created by Bojana Novakovic and Mark Winter and directed by Scott Rodgers (in rotation with Tanya Goldberg and Mark Winter). Coming straight from sell out seasons around Australia, The Blind Date Project will open tonight, May 28 at 8pm and be an ongoing Wednesday night event at the Three Clubs 1123 N. Vine St. (at Santa Monica Blvd.) in Hollywood. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

REASONS TO BE HAPPY, HELLCAB, GENIUS & More Set for Profiles Theatre's 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Profiles Theatre Artistic Directors Darrell W. Cox and Joe Jahraus announce the titles for the 26th Season featuring a full slate of new and challenging works premiering at the Profiles Theatre Complex on North Broadway. The upcoming season features six productions including the Midwest premieres of Reasons to be Happy by Neil LaBute, the award-winning play The Other Place by Sharr White, the world premiere of Genius by Kate Walbert and a new premiere for spring 2015 to be announced soon. Additionally, Profiles' acclaimed production of Hellcab by Will Kern, one of Chicago theatre's longest running hits and a seasonal favorite at Profiles for the past two years, returns again for the holiday season. These six productions alternate between Profiles' two venues, The Main Stage at 4139 N. Broadway and The Alley Stage at 4147 N. Broadway. (more...)

Works by David Henry Hwang, John Guare, Neil LaBute and More Set for TBTB's POWER PLAYS, 6/12-29
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the critically acclaimed theater company dedicated to advancing artists with disabilities and changing the image of people with disabilities from dependence to independence, presents its fourth annual short play festival, POWER PLAYS - a collection of five world-premiere short plays by celebrated playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, John Guare, David Henry Hwang and Neil LaBute - with performances to run June 12-29 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Roberto Cambeiro, Christina Roussos, Artistic Director Ike Schambelan, Russell Treyz, and Associate Director Nicholas Viselli direct. (more...)

Ride On Theatre Presents THE BLIND DATE PROJECT; Opens 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Andrew Carlberg, in association with Ride on Theatre, presents an immersive, all new theatrical experience, The Blind Date Project, created by Bojana Novakovic and Mark Winter and directed by Scott Rodgers (in rotation with Tanya Goldberg and Mark Winter). Coming straight from sell out seasons around Australia, The Blind Date Project will open on Wednesday, May 28 at 8pm and be an ongoing Wednesday night event at the Three Clubs 1123 N. Vine St. (at Santa Monica Blvd.) in Hollywood. (more...)

Thirty One Productions Stages Neil Labute's BASH LATTERDAY PLAYS, Now thru April 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Thirty One Productions is proud to present, by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, BASH Latterday Plays by Neil LaBute. BASH Latterday Plays is a collection of three one act plays. In the first, Iphigenia In Orem, a businessman from Utah divulges a chilling crime to a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room. In A Gaggle Of Saints, a young Mormon couple each describe their version of events of a night in New York City. In Medea Redux, a woman recounts her intricate relationship with her junior high-school English teacher. Together, these one acts paint a vivid picture of the evils found in everyday life. (more...)

TBTB Adds 6/14 ASL Performance for POWER PLAYS by Hwang, LaBute, Guare, Brunstetter and Graham
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the critically acclaimed theater company dedicated to advancing artists with disabilities and changing the image of people with disabilities from dependence to independence, presents its fourth annual short play festival, POWER PLAYS -- a collection of five world-premiere short plays by celebrated playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, John Guare, David Henry Hwang and Neil LaBute -- with performances to run June 12-29 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). The company is proud to announce that the 8pm performance on Saturday, June 14 will feature ASL interpretation by sign language interpreters Sarah Brandenburg and Craig Fogel. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Presents World Premiere of Neil LaBute's Revised IN THE COMPANY OF MEN, 5/10-6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Profiles Theatre Artistic Directors Darrell W. Cox and Joe Jahraus announce the World premiere of Resident Artist Neil LaBute's revised stage version of In the Company of Men, opening at The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. In the Company of Men, directed by Profiles Resident Artist and Steppenwolf ensemble member Rick Snyder, runs May 10-June 30, 2013. The press opening is on Thursday, May 16 at 8:00pm. (more...)

REASONS TO BE HAPPY with Jenna Fischer Extends Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, Reasons to Be Happy, also directed by LaBute, will now extend throughToday, June 29th. It was previously scheduled through June 23rd. (more...)

COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS Extends Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

VS. THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to announce that its critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, first production in its permanent new theatre, COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS, written and directed by Ron Klier, is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, JUNE 29 at the new home of VS. Theatre Company (the former Black Dahlia Theatre), 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

World Premieres by Neil LaBute, Roger Hedden, Albert Innaurato & More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2014, 7/18-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances will begin Friday July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only. (more...)

IN A DARK HOUSE Opens 7/26 at Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Two estranged brothers face off in search of the truth about the troubled legacy of their shared past. Larry Moss directs the Los Angeles premiere of In A Dark Dark House by Neil LaBute, opening July 26 at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Julianna Margulies and Paul Rudd Headline THE MERCY SEAT Reading to Benefit MCC Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

MCC Theater presents a one-night only reading of Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's acclaimed play, The Mercy Seat, tonight, June 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC). (more...)

Profiles Theatre Extends Neil LaBute's IN THE COMPANY OF GOOD MEN thru 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

Profiles Theatre announces an extended run for the World Premiere of Resident Artist Neil LaBute's revised stage version of In the Company of Men, now playing at The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. Directed by Profiles Resident Artist and Steppenwolf ensemble member Rick Snyder, In the Company of Men opened May 16 to critical acclaim and has been extended for another four weeks through July 28, 2013. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company's THIS IS HOW IT GOES Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Closing Aurora Theatre Company's 21st season is the Bay Area Premiere of Neil LaBute's dark, edgy comic drama THIS IS HOW IT GOES, directed by Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross (A Delicate Balance). Ross helmed LaBute's The Shape of Things, the first LaBute play produced in the Bay Area, in 2003. Featuring Aldo Billingslea (Collapse), Gabriel Marin (Collapse, Jack Goes Boating), and Carrie Paff (A Delicate Balance, Collapse, Betrayal), THIS IS HOW IT GOES presents a one-two punch after LaBute's Fat Pig (staged at Aurora in 2009). (more...)

LaBute Talks THE MERCY SEAT Benefit
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 13, 2013

Acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and director Neil LaBute discusses the upcoming star-studded one-night-only benefit performance of his unique 9/11-themed play The Mercy Seat in a new featurette just released. (more...)

POWER PLAYS by Hwang, LaBute, Guare, Brunstetter and Graham Opens Tomorrow at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), the critically acclaimed theater company dedicated to advancing artists with disabilities and changing the image of people with disabilities from dependence to independence, presents its fourth annual short play festival, POWER PLAYS -- a collection of five world-premiere short plays by celebrated playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Bruce Graham, John Guare, David Henry Hwang and Neil LaBute -- with performances to run June 12-29 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Official press opening is Sunday, June 15. Roberto Cambeiro, Christina Roussos, Artistic Director Ike Schambelan, Russell Treyz, and Associate Director Nicholas Viselli direct. (more...)

Profiles Theatre Extends Neil LaBute's IN THE COMPANY OF GOOD MEN thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

Profiles Theatre announces an extended run for the World Premiere of Resident Artist Neil LaBute's revised stage version of In the Company of Men, now playing at The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. Directed by Profiles Resident Artist and Steppenwolf ensemble member Rick Snyder, In the Company of Men opened May 16 to critical acclaim and has been extended for another four weeks through July 28, 2013. (more...)

Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller Set to Star in Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT at MCC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced that film star Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller will star in the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney. Performances for The Money Shot begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Profiles Theatre to Present Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE HAPPY, 8/22-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Profiles Theatre opens its 26th Season with the Midwest Premiere of Reasons to Be Happy by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox. The production runs August 22 - October 12, 2014 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is August 28, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Works by Neil LaBute, Marian Fontana & More Featured in SUMMER SHORTS 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Executive Producer; John McCormack, Producing Artistic Director) will present SUMMER SHORTS 2013, their seventh annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances will begin Friday July 19th, and continue through Saturday August 31st only. (more...)

LOVE GONE BAD, New Plays by Neil LaBute, Robert Askins, and Don Nigro Set for Nylon Fusion's ASPCA Fundraiser, 2/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

NYLON FUSION THEATER COMPANY presents Two evenings of Love Gone Bad - A fundraiser for the ASPCA Featuring new works including World Premier play 'Two Minute Warning' by Neil LaBute, Robert Askins, Kristina Poe and Don Nigro (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Thirty One Productions to Stage Neil Labute's BASH LATTERDAY PLAYS, March 18-April 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Thirty One Productions is proud to present, by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, BASH Latterday Plays by Neil LaBute. BASH Latterday Plays is a collection of three one act plays. In the first, Iphigenia In Orem, a businessman from Utah divulges a chilling crime to a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room. In A Gaggle Of Saints, a young Mormon couple each describe their version of events of a night in New York City. In Medea Redux, a woman recounts her intricate relationship with her junior high-school English teacher. Together, these one acts paint a vivid picture of the evils found in everyday life. (more...)

Thirty One Productions Presents Neil LaBute's BASH LATTERDAY PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Thirty One Productions is proud to present, by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, BASH Latterday Plays by Neil LaBute. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville, to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios from Dec 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Director Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS, running at The Almeida Theatre now through 23 November, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios beginning 9 December 2013, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

The Piece Project & VS. Theatre Company to Present AMAZING FROGS AND TOADS Readings, 12/12 & 19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

THE PIECE PROJECT and VS THEATRE present two exclusive Los Angeles reading of Terri Minsky's AMAZING FROGS AND TOADS on Thursday, December 12, 2013 and Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Ron Klier and Jacob Chase will direct these readings of AMAZING FROGS AND TOADS, whose casts include Patrick J. Adams, Brandon Barash, Brian Geraghty, Josh Pence, June Diane Raphael, and Abigail Spencer. (more...)

Piece Projects & VS. Theatre Company to Present AMAZING FROGS AND TOADS Readings, 12/12 & 19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

THE PIECE PROJECT and VS THEATRE present two exclusive Los Angeles reading of Terri Minsky's AMAZING FROGS AND TOADS on Thursday, December 12, 2013 and Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Ron Klier and Jacob Chase will direct these readings of AMAZING FROGS AND TOADS, whose casts include Patrick J. Adams, Brandon Barash,Brian Geraghty, Josh Pence, June Diane Raphael, and Abigail Spencer. (more...)

Renowned Playwright Releases TO BREAK EVERY YOKE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Award-winning playwright Ms. J. E. Franklin, the creator of the plays 'Black Girl' (Drama Desk Award) and 'Christchild' (John F. Kennedy New American Play Award), publishes an empowering new book about freedom: 'To Break Every Yoke.' Her latest work introduces stories of real people who triumph over forces which hold them in some form of bondage, two of which are inspired by her personal experience. (more...)

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