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New York, NY 10019
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Marlo Thomas to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's CLEVER LITTLE LIES at George Street Playhouse; Performances to Begin 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced the casting of MARLO THOMAS, award-winning actress of stage and screen, in the world premiere production of Clever Little Lies, by Tony Award-winner JOE DiPIETRO (rescheduled from the 2012-13 season). Mr. Saint will helm the production, slated to take the stage in New Brunswick, November 19 - December 22. The remainder of the cast will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Play Merrill Auditorium, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, will bring his critically acclaimed theatre concert to Merrill Auditorium thanks to Portland Ovations for one performance only on Friday, October 18 at 8pm. Tickets are on-sale now at PortTIX, the box office at Merrill Auditorium,207.842.0800 or by visiting portlandovations.org. (more...)

Laurence Luckinbill to Lead One-Man Show ABRAHAM at Havoc Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Laurence Luckinbill, Tony Award-nominated actor, author and Abingdon Theatre Company Honorary Board Member, reads his new one-man show ABRAHAM in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street) tonight, September 16 at 7:00pm. All tickets are $25 and include a wine reception following the reading. Proceeds benefit Abingdon's upcoming 21st Season and its mission to develop and produce new plays by American Playwrights. (more...)

The Shadow Box Theater Presents LUMPY BUMPY PUMPKIN, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

The Shadow Box Theatre presents Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin, an original tale similar to the story of the ugly duckling. All the pumpkins in the patch are beautiful, except for Lumpy. Everyone is sure he will be pumpkin pie. But, of course, he wants to be a Jack O'Lantern. With comedy, compassion, and plenty of pumpkins, this Halloween story will soon have everyone singing along and rooting for the Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin. Along with Lumpy Bumpy, we learn that everyone has a special talent - you just have to find it! The spirit and energy of our storyteller and guitarist help bring Farmer Joe's pumpkin patch to life. The show includes a rousing Halloween Sing-Along. (more...)

The Shadow Box Theater Presents LUMPY BUMPY PUMPKIN, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

The Shadow Box Theatre presents Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin, an original tale similar to the story of the ugly duckling. All the pumpkins in the patch are beautiful, except for Lumpy. Everyone is sure he will be pumpkin pie. But, of course, he wants to be a Jack O'Lantern. With comedy, compassion, and plenty of pumpkins, this Halloween story will soon have everyone singing along and rooting for the Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin. Along with Lumpy Bumpy, we learn that everyone has a special talent - you just have to find it! The spirit and energy of our storyteller and guitarist help bring Farmer Joe's pumpkin patch to life. The show includes a rousing Halloween Sing-Along. (more...)

The Shadow Box Theater Presents LUMPY BUMPY PUMPKIN Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Shadow Box Theatre presents Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin, an original tale similar to the story of the ugly duckling. All the pumpkins in the patch are beautiful, except for Lumpy. Everyone is sure he will be pumpkin pie. But, of course, he wants to be a Jack O'Lantern. With comedy, compassion, and plenty of pumpkins, this Halloween story will soon have everyone singing along and rooting for the Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin. Along with Lumpy Bumpy, we learn that everyone has a special talent - you just have to find it! The spirit and energy of our storyteller and guitarist help bring Farmer Joe's pumpkin patch to life. The show includes a rousing Halloween Sing-Along. (more...)

Limited Number of Tickets Now on Sale for CSC's THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Workshop with Mandy Patinkin & Taylor Mac
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, in association with Staci Levine, will present Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin and acclaimed actor/performance artist Taylor Mac in THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, a workshop presentation with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, and music direction by Paul Ford, for a strictly limited engagement from Saturday, December 14 thru Tuesday, December 31. Performances of THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE will be presented at the Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street, NYC). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/30- Mandy Patinkin
by - Nov 30, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mandy Patinkin! Mandy Patinkin won the Tony Award for his Broadway debut in Evita and was again nominated for Sunday in the Park with George and The Wild Party. He also appeared on Broadway in Trelawny of the 'Wells,' The Shadow Box, The Secret Garden, Falsettos, and his solo concerts Dress Casual, Celebrating Sondheim, and Mamaloshen. Other theatre credits include The Split, Savages, Enemy of the People, and most recently The Tempest at Classic Stage Company. Mandy continues to tour his concerts Dress Casual, Celebrating Sondheim, Mamaloshen, and An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. (more...)

Richard Dresser's BELOW THE BELT Opens at Westbeth Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Delving into the darkly absurd corners of corporate America and middle-man-purgatory, director Michael Sladek makes his NYC stage debut with a fresh production of Below the Belt by acclaimed playwright, Richard Dresser. Presented by Black Lodge Theater, the work will be staged in the old boiler room of the iconic Westbeth Center for the Arts. (more...)

THE SHADOW BOX and The Hard Road Trio Set for Black Box Theatre, 5/9-11 & 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Las Cruces High School presents 'The Shadow Box' written by Michael Cristofer and directed by Charles Le Cocq runs May 9 - 11 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The performances are Thursday - Saturday, May 9 - 11 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

The Shadow Box Theatre's THE EARTH & ME Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Tonight, May 7th 2014, The Shadow Box Theatre kicks of its spring production The Earth & Me. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Perform in DRESS CASUAL at SOPAC, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Celebrating its 7th consecutive season, SOPAC hosts a one-night only benefit concert with Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, on Saturday, June 22nd at 8:00pm. Accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, Patinkin brings his critically acclaimed theatre concert titled 'Dress Casual'. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin and Pasadena POPS to Kick Off Zev Yaroslavsky Signatures Series, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

To coincide with the 20-year anniversary of the Ford Partnership Program, which nurtures locally based artists and arts organizations, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission presents the inaugural Zev Yaroslavsky Signatures Series. This two-concert program benefiting the Ford Theatre Foundation pairs world-renowned performers with a local artistic treasure, celebrating Los Angeles as a destination for world-class artists, who find here both collaboration with, and inspiration from, celebrated local artists. (more...)

New Marlo Thomas Book to Be Featured on Today's DR. OZ SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2014

Marlo Thomas newly released book, 'It Ain't Over...Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life--and Realizing Your Dreams--Anytime, at Any Age' book will be featured on Dr. Oz today (3pmET) as one of his book picks. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Partners with New Haven Public Library for CLYBOURNE PARK Talks, May 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Free Public Library announce a series of community conversations taking place in May about the complex issues of race and real estate in the city of New Haven. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 5/13
by BWW Special Coverage - May 17, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more! - around the Broadway World for the week of May 13! (more...)

THE SHADOW BOX and The Hard Road Trio Set for Black Box Theatre, 5/9-11 & Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Las Cruces High School presents 'The Shadow Box' written by Michael Cristofer and directed by Charles Le Cocq runs May 9 - 11 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The performances are Thursday - Saturday, May 9 - 11 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MARLO THOMAS Chats New Book 'It Ain't Over..Till It's Over'
by Caryn Robbins - May 14, 2014

Marlo Thomas spoke to BWW and other members of the press about her newly released book 'It Ain't Over...Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life--and Realizing Your Dreams--Anytime, at Any Age' (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Edge Theatre Welcomes Incredible Ensemble in THE SHADOW BOX
by Michael Mulhern - May 11, 2013

First, compliments go out to entire ensemble as a whole for working so well together and building a strong chemistry that drew the audience in completely. (more...)

Coyote StageWorks to Present Free Performance of Laurence Luckinbill's CLARENCE DARROW TONIGHT!, 3/10
by David Green - Mar 4, 2013

"CLARENCE DARROW TONIGHT!", starring renowned actor and Emmy Award winner, Laurence Luckinbill, is set to be the first presentation in Coyote StageWorks' new free community outreach series, "Play Dates". Luckinbill, who has written and performed in a number of solo plays about such notables as Lyndon Johnson, Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway, will read CLARENCE DARROW TONIGHT! at the Annenberg Theater on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2pm. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Headline Long Wharf Theatre's 6/7 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, will bring his critically acclaimed theatre concert to Long Wharf Theatre for one performance only at on Friday, June 7, 2013 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Mainstage Theatre. (more...)

Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET Begins at Yale Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

George Street Playhouse to Host LAUGHING WITH MARLO THOMAS, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Growing Up Laughing author, actress and activist MARLO THOMAS and George Street Playhouse Artistic Director DAVID SAINT invite patrons to a special event - "Laughing with Marlo" -- Saturday, April 6 at 5:30. Tickets to the event are priced at $100 and $60; $60 buys admission to the event; a limited number of $100 VIP tickets include premium seating in the theatre and an exclusive, private reception with Ms. Thomas following the event. In addition to her chat with Mr. Saint, Ms. Thomas will also take questions from the audience. (more...)

Noel Coward's THE VORTEX Opens 4/11 at Malibu Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The third play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be The Vortex by Noel Coward, opening Friday, April 11, 2014. The play will be directed by Artistic Director Gene Franklin Smith and stars Shannon Holt and Craig Robert Young. Tickets are $30, and may be purchased through the box office, online at http://www.malibuplayhouse.org or by calling 323-960-7711. There will be previews on April 9th and 10th for $20. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Malibu Playhouse is located at 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (near Zuma Beach, between Kanan-Dume Road and Morning View Drive, near Heathercliff Road). (more...)

Coyote StageWorks Presents Free Performance of Laurence Luckinbill's CLARENCE DARROW TONIGHT! Today
by David Green - Mar 10, 2013

'CLARENCE DARROW TONIGHT!', starring renowned actor and Emmy Award winner, Laurence Luckinbill, is set to be the first presentation in Coyote StageWorks' new free community outreach series, 'Play Dates'. Luckinbill, who has written and performed in a number of solo plays about such notables as Lyndon Johnson, Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway, will read CLARENCE DARROW TONIGHT! at the Annenberg Theater today, March 10, 2013 at 2pm. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin and Pasadena POPS Kick Off Zev Yaroslavsky Signatures Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

To coincide with the 20-year anniversary of the Ford Partnership Program, which nurtures locally based artists and arts organizations, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission presents the inaugural Zev Yaroslavsky Signatures Series. This two-concert program benefiting the Ford Theatre Foundation pairs world-renowned performers with a local artistic treasure, celebrating Los Angeles as a destination for world-class artists, who find here both collaboration with, and inspiration from, celebrated local artists. (more...)

The Hayworth: Upper Level to Present World Premiere of RESSURECTION OF THE ANTS, Begin. 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

The World Premiere of playwright Paul Fontana's Resurrection of the Ants, directed by Gary Wolf and produced by Michael Abramson (Jekyll and Hyde), opens Friday June 21st at The Hayworth: Upper Level in Los Angeles (2511 Wilshire Blvd. 90057). Resurrection of the Ants plays Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. through July 28th. The price is $25 on Friday and Saturday, $20 on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at plays411.com/ants or by calling (323) 960-4443. (more...)

The Hayworth: Upper Level to Present World Premiere of RESSURECTION OF THE ANTS, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

The World Premiere of playwright Paul Fontana's Resurrection of the Ants, directed by Gary Wolf and produced by Michael Abramson (Jekyll and Hyde), opens Friday June 21st at The Hayworth: Upper Level in Los Angeles (2511 Wilshire Blvd. 90057). Resurrection of the Ants plays Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. through July 28th. The price is $25 on Friday and Saturday, $20 on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at plays411.com/ants or by calling (323) 960-4443. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin Performs in DRESS CASUAL at SOPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Celebrating its 7th consecutive season, SOPAC hosts a one-night only benefit concert with Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, tonight, June 22nd at 8pm. Accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, Patinkin brings his critically acclaimed theatre concert titled 'Dress Casual'. (more...)

Long Wharf and International Festival of Arts and Ideas Present STUCK ELEVATOR, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas will present Stuck Elevator, written by New Haven resident Aaron Jafferis, with music by Byron Au Yong, directed by Chay Yew, from tonight, June 20-29. (more...)

Long Wharf and International Festival of Arts and Ideas to Present STUCK ELEVATOR, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas will present Stuck Elevator, written by New Haven resident Aaron Jafferis, with music by Byron Au Yong, directed by Chay Yew, from June 20-29. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, John Benjamin Hickey & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chairman, Board of Trustees; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) is pleased to announce new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee. (more...)

NUTTY PROFESSOR, Blackbird Theatre, Feehely Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 7, 2013

The world premiere of a brand-spanking new musical with Broadway in its sights, a relatively young but awe-inspiring theater company and a sparkling, witty new play about Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald led the list of Tennessee's outstanding theatrical achievements in 2012 that was revealed Sunday night at Midwinter's First Night. (more...)

Shadow Box Theatre to Present THE AFRICAN DRUM, 2/2 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

The Shadow Box Theatre is set to present The African Drum (A Celebration of Multicultural Sharing), featuring story and music by Sandra Robbins, in February. (more...)

Kennedy Center to Host AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN, 2/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin February 18 to 23, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Appearing together again after their Tony Award winning performances in Evita, Patti LuPone joins Mandy Patinkin onstage for eight performances. Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin are two of Broadway's most venerated performers, having both won a Tony Award for their performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking Evita in 1980. Since then they have both starred in film, television, the concert stage and back to Broadway. An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin brings them together again - at last. Press opening night is Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET at Yale Rep, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Partners with New Haven Public Library on Inclusivity Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

Wouldn't it be convenient to check out library books at Long Wharf Theatre reflecting the themes of the play just presented? Or get free theatre tickets at the public library? Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Free Public Library are working together on multiple initiatives marking the beginning of a long term partnership to increase access to both organizations. (more...)

Shadow Box Theatre to Present THE AFRICAN DRUM, 2/2 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2013

The Shadow Box Theatre is set to present The African Drum (A Celebration of Multicultural Sharing), featuring story and music by Sandra Robbins, in February. (more...)

Shadow Box Theatre Presents THE AFRICAN DRUM, 2/2 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2013

The Shadow Box Theatre is set to present The African Drum (A Celebration of Multicultural Sharing), featuring story and music by Sandra Robbins, in February. (more...)

Kennedy Center Hosts AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin tonight, February 18 to the 23rd, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: A Beardless Mandy Patinkin Visits LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

Homeland's Mandy Patinkin stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to chat about shaving his beard. Later, Kelly and Michael surprise Mandy with an email from a first kiss! Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Laurence Luckinbill to Lead One-Man Show ABRAHAM at Havoc Theatre, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Laurence Luckinbill, Tony Award-nominated actor, author and Abingdon Theatre Company Honorary Board Member, will read his new one-man show ABRAHAM in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street) on Monday, September 16 at 7:00pm. All tickets are $25 and include a wine reception following the reading. Proceeds benefit Abingdon's upcoming 21st Season and its mission to develop and produce new plays by American playwrights. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin Opens Up About Career Decisions, HOMELAND & More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Stage and screen star Mandy Patinkin recently opened up about his career in an interview with the New York Times, in which he chatted about his past 'abominable' behavior. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Hosts LAUGHING WITH MARLO THOMAS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Growing Up Laughing author, actress and activist MARLO THOMAS and George Street Playhouse Artistic Director DAVID SAINT invite patrons to a special event - 'Laughing with Marlo' -- tonight, April 6 at 5:30. Tickets to the event are priced at $100 and $60; $60 buys admission to the event; a limited number of $100 VIP tickets include premium seating in the theatre and an exclusive, private reception with Ms. Thomas following the event. In addition to her chat with Mr. Saint, Ms. Thomas will also take questions from the audience. (more...)

Richard Dresser's BELOW THE BELT to Open 5/8 at Westbeth Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Delving into the darkly absurd corners of corporate America and middle-man-purgatory, director Michael Sladek makes his NYC stage debut with a fresh production of Below the Belt by acclaimed playwright, Richard Dresser. Presented by Black Lodge Theater, the work will be staged in the old boiler room of the iconic Westbeth Center for the Arts. (more...)

The Shadow Box Theatre to Present THE EARTH & ME, Beg. 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

On May 7th 2014, The Shadow Box Theatre kicks of its spring production The Earth & Me. (more...)

Shadow Box Theatre's THE EARTH & ME Begins 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

On May 7th 2014 The Shadow Box Theatre kicks off its spring tour of the environmentally aware tale, The Earth & Me, a flowing tapestry of song, dance, puppetry and music. This timely story of a curious child and her questions about how the planet came to be are answered by the Earth in poetic form, telling the wondrous and sometimes destructive tale of the history of the Earth and its creatures. Through each mesmerizing act of the story we are shown that every creature, person, and bit of the Earth is connected to the other and thus the need for peace. As this awe inspiring story comes to an end, the Earth joins hand in hand with the child as they reach out to people of all nations, to honor and protect the Earth. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET at Yale Rep, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

Richard Dresser's BELOW THE BELT to Open at Westbeth, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Delving into the darkly absurd corners of corporate America and middle-man-purgatory, director Michael Sladek makes his NYC stage debut with a fresh production of Below the Belt by acclaimed playwright, Richard Dresser. Presented by Black Lodge Theater, the work will be staged in the old boiler room of the iconic Westbeth Center for the Arts. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Partners with New Haven Public Library for CLYBOURNE PARK Talks, May 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Free Public Library announce a series of community conversations taking place in May about the complex issues of race and real estate in the city of New Haven. The partnership between the two organizations, called "Stage. Page. Engage.", is being facilitated by the 'Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations' Project, a two-year pilot funded by Bill Graustein. The partnership began in April 2012. Local historians Colin Caplan, Tom Ficklin, and with additional historians to be announced will lead a series of conversations specifically targeted to each branch of the New Haven Free Public Library system. The historians will discuss the evolution of the particular city neighborhood where the conversation is being held. In addition to the local historians, people from each neighborhood are encouraged to attend and offer their own personal perspectives on the place where they live. Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting will introduce each neighborhood exploration with a scene from Long Wharf Theatre's production of Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, presented by local actors. All talks are free and open to the public: ? Saturday, May 18, 1 p.m. at the Stetson Library, 200 Dixwell Avenue, 203-946-8119, with Ficklin and Graves leading the discussion. ? Monday, May 20, 6 p.m. at the Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, 203-946-8117, with Ficklin and Caplan leading the discussion. ? Saturday, May 25, 1 p.m. at the Fair Haven Library, 182 Grand Avenue, 203-946-8115, with Ficklin and Caplan leading the discussion. ? Tuesday, May 28, 6 p.m. at the Wilson Library, 303 Washington Avenue, 203-946-2228, with Caplan leading the discussion. Race and real estate collide in the play Clybourne Park. The action begins in 1959 in a Chicago neighborhood when we meet a nervous group of neighbors trying to talk their friends out of selling their home to a black family. Fast forward to the same house fifty years later when a white family attempts to move into the now predominantly African-American neighborhood. The play runs from May 8 through June 2. "What is remarkable about Clybourne Park is that there is something we can all learn from," Ting said. "There is a Clybourne Park in every community and we cannot underestimate that fact." "This is a unique opportunity for the NHFPL to marry a major city artistic event to the hyperlocal work we are doing daily in our branches," said Christopher Korenowsky, city librarian. "We are always seeking innovative ways to increase engagement and conversation amongst the people who live in our city." Library and theatre administrators, through a series of monthly meetings with facilitators hired by CEIO, have been discussing issues of inclusivity, social justice, and conscious co-creation within their own organizations and the city at large, as well as how engagement in literature and theatre can help address these issues. The partnership has already resulted in two simple, innovative, and successful initiatives - the creation of a microbranch at the theatre stocked with a collection of books based on the themes of the play, and the acreation of a Long Wharf Theatre pass for free tickets available for checkout at every New Haven Free Public Library branch. For more information about Long Wharf Theatre, visit www.longwharf.org. For more information about the New Haven Free Public Library, visit www.nhfpl.org. ## The 'Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations' Project began in April 2012 as a two-year pilot funded by Bill Graustein to increase inclusivity, justice and conscious co-creation in New Haven. Participating organizations, including Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Free Public Library, have the opportunity to partner with CEIO and receive training, support and direct funding to assist needed shifts in internal practices and external operations. The project is based on the core belief that organizations in which there is shared power and responsibility are more effective and poised for igniting transformational change. For more information, visit www.ceio.org. Long Wharf Theatre (Gordon Edelstein, Artistic Director and Joshua Borenstein, Managing Director), in its 48th season, is recognized as a leader in American theatre, producing fresh and imaginative revivals of classics and modern plays, rediscoveries of neglected works and a variety of world and American premieres. More than 30 Long Wharf productions have transferred virtually intact to Broadway or Off-Broadway, some of which include My Name is Asher Lev, February House, The Glass Menagerie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Wit by Margaret Edson, The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer and The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn. The theatre is an incubator of new works, including Have You Seen Us? by Athol Fugard. Long Wharf Theatre has received New York Drama Critics Awards, Obie Awards, the Margo Jefferson Award for Production of New Works, a Special Citation from the Outer Critics Circle and the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.longwharf.org or call 203-787-4282. The New Haven Free Public Library serves as a resource to provide information, education and recreation to the citizens of New Haven. The public library has three goals. Building strong neighborhoods. Ensuring the academic success of every school child. Helping the city of New Haven become a job generator through a progressive and dynamic job and career center. The NHFPL consists of five facilities: the Ives Main Library and the Fair Haven, Mitchell, Stetson and Wilson branches. Please visit www.nfhpl.org to learn more about the programs, services, collections and technology that your public library has to offer. (more...)

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