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Making Strange's LUCK Comes To 59E59 9/22 As Part Of 1st Irish
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2009

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes Juicy MoMo Productions with the US premiere of Making Strange's LUCK, devised and written by Megan Riordan, Dodd Loomis and Shawn Sturnick, which is part of 1st Irish at 59E59 Theaters. (more...)

Gisela Cardenas, Lear deBessonet, And Michael Goldfried Among TCG's 2009 Recipients Of The NEA/TCG Career Development Program For Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2009

Twelve early-career directors and designers have been selected for the 2009 NEA/TCG Career Development Programs for Theatre Directors and Designers. The recipients were chosen by an independent, national selection panel composed of theatre professionals. These programs are administered by TCG, in association with the National Endowment for the Arts, with major support from The Ford Foundation. (more...)

LCT3 Announces GRACELAND and ON THE LEVEE As Next Productions, Both Set To Play At The Duke
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2009

LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's new programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences, has announced the remaining productions of its 2009-2010 season: the New York premiere of GRACELAND, a new play by Ellen Fairey, directed by Henry Wishcamper and the world premiere of ON THE LEVEE, a musical play conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet with book by Marcus Gardley and music and lyrics by Todd Almond. (more...)

Public Theater to Continue Forum Season with JOSEPH STIGLITZ ON THE RICH AND POOR, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

The Public Theater will continue its Public Forum season with PUBLIC FORUM SOLO: JOSEPH STIGLITZ ON THE RICH AND POOR on Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub. This one-night-only event will feature a talk by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality and what the artistic community can do about it, followed by a conversation featuring Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, and Public Works Director Lear deBessonet. (more...)

Foundry Theatre's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN Begins Previews 10/18 at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

The Public Theater will begin performances for The Foundry Theatre's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN by Bertolt Brecht on Friday, October 18. With a translation by John Willett and directed by Lear deBessonet, GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN will run through Sunday, November 24, with an official press opening on Tuesday, October 29. (more...)

transFigures Confronts Jerusalam Syndrome, April 6-May 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2007

transFigures, a new work for Women's Project, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, and inspired by the Jerusalem Syndrome (the well-documented psychosis that causes ordinary tourists to channel Biblical figures, create togas out of hotel bed-sheets, and parade through the Holy City as Moses, Mary Magdalene, Jesus, and other religious icons) begins previews April 6th, opens April 16th for a run through May 6th at the Julia Miles Theater, (more...)

Photo Flash: Rising Phoenix Rep's REALLY IMPORTANT PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

In the middle of its acclaimed Cino Nights series, which runs through April 2012, Rising Phoenix Rep presented a workshop on Sunday, March 27th of Maya Macdonald's new play The Really Important People, directed by RPR artistic associate Julie Kline. The workshop featured Stephen Brown, Laura Ramadei, Amy Staats, and Ali Stroker, and will be followed by a full production at the Seventh Street Small Stage at Jimmy's No. 43 in July. (more...)

Julie Crosby is Women's Project's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2007

Women's Project, the 28-year-old theater company dedicated to producing and promoting theater created by women, has appointed Julie Crosby its new Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

Performances Begin 6/14 For LCT3's ON THE LEVEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2010

Previews begin Monday, June 14, for the LCT3 world premiere production of ON THE LEVEE, a play with music, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with play by Marcus Gardley, and music and lyrics by Todd Almond, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street® project (229 West 42 Street). (more...)

Amari Cheatom, Brian D. Coats & More Set For LCT3's ON THE LEVEE, Opens 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Amari Cheatom, Brian D. Coats, Chuck Cooper, Maria Couch, Harriett D. Foy, Dion Graham, April Matthis, Jacob Ming-Trent, Seth Numrich, Stephen Plunkett, Michael Siberry and Shelley Thomas will be featured in its upcoming LCT3 world premiere production of ON THE LEVEE, a play with music, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with play by Marcus Gardley, and music and lyrics by Todd Almond. (more...)

LCT3's ON THE LEVEE Opens 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

Previews begin Monday, June 14, for the LCT3 world premiere production of ON THE LEVEE, a play with music, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with play by Marcus Gardley, and music and lyrics by Todd Almond, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street® project (229 West 42 Street). (more...)

David Adkins, Corinna May, Barbara Sims & Walton Wilson to Star in Berkshire Theatre Group's BENEFACTORS, 7/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Michael Frayn's Benefactors, a summer stages critic's pick by The New York Times at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 12 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 9 at 7pm and the production closes July 26 at 8pm. (more...)

LCT3's ON THE LEVEE Begins Previews 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Amari Cheatom, Brian D. Coats, Chuck Cooper, Maria Couch, Harriett D. Foy, Dion Graham, April Matthis, Jacob Ming-Trent, Seth Numrich, Stephen Plunkett, Michael Siberry and Shelley Thomas will be featured in its upcoming LCT3 world premiere production of ON THE LEVEE, a play with music, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with play by Marcus Gardley, and music and lyrics by Todd Almond. (more...)

Performances Begin 6/14 For LCT3's ON THE LEVEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

Previews begin Monday, June 14, for the LCT3 world premiere production of ON THE LEVEE, a play with music, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with play by Marcus Gardley, and music and lyrics by Todd Almond, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street® project (229 West 42 Street). (more...)

13P's Dark Epic Tale MONSTROSITY To Be Performed At Connelly Theater 7/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2009

13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc), the OBIE Award-winning theater company made up of 13 playwrights, will present Lucy Thurber's (P#8) 'MONSTROSITY,' directed by Lear deBessonet. 'MONSTROSITY,' featuring a cast of 21, will be performed at The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B), with performances running from July 9 through 19, 2009 for a total of twelve performances. (more...)

13P's Dark Epic Tale MONSTROSITY To Be Performed At Connelly Theater 7/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2009

13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc), the OBIE Award-winning theater company made up of 13 playwrights, will present Lucy Thurber's (P#8) 'MONSTROSITY,' directed by Lear deBessonet. 'MONSTROSITY,' featuring a cast of 21, will be performed at The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B), with performances running from July 9 through 19, 2009 for a total of twelve performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Berkshire Theatre Group's SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Bernard Slade's Same Time, Next Year at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, Opening Night tonight, July 25 at 8pm. Previews began July 23 at 8pm and the show will close on August 10 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: 13P Presents MONSTROSITY At The Connelly
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2009

13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc), the OBIE Award-winning theater company made up of 13 playwrights, will present Lucy Thurber's (P#8) 'MONSTROSITY,' directed by Lear deBessonet. 'MONSTROSITY' will be performed at The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B), with performances running from July 9 through 19, 2009 for a total of twelve performances. (more...)

Performances End 7/11 For LCT3's ON THE LEVEE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2010

Previews began Monday, June 14, for the LCT3 world premiere production of ON THE LEVEE, a play with music, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with play by Marcus Gardley, and music and lyrics by Todd Almond, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street® project (229 West 42 Street). ON THE LEVEE closes July 11. LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences. All tickets are $20. (more...)

Rising Phoenix Rep Presents THE STRAY DOG As 5th Show In Cino Nights 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2011

Rising Phoenix Repertory announces the FIFTH PLAY IN THE CINO NIGHTS SERIES- THE STRAY DOG, a new play by Kristen Palmer / directed by Julie Kline featuring Stephen Brown, Brian Miskell, Laura Ramadei, Jelena Stupljanin, Haynes Thigpen, and David Townsend (more...)

Taylor Mac to Star in The Foundry's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN at La MaMa, 2/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? This question, posed by Shen Tei, the good-hearted, penniless and cross-dressing prostitute of Bertolt Brecht's Good Person of Szechwan, is central to the work of The Foundry Theatre. The play's concerns, and the earmarks of the Foundry's new production, make it an ideal offering from the company, which is celebrated for creating memorable theatrical events while pursuing civic inquiry and social justice. The show, starring the singular Taylor Mac as Shen Tei, is directed by Lear deBessonet and features original live music by 'indie rock vaudevillians' (SPIN) César Alvarez and The Lisps. (more...)

Rising Phoenix Rep Presents THE STRAY DOG As 5th Show In Cino Nights 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2011

Rising Phoenix Repertory announces the FIFTH PLAY IN THE CINO NIGHTS SERIES- THE STRAY DOG, a new play by Kristen Palmer / directed by Julie Kline featuring Stephen Brown, Brian Miskell, Laura Ramadei, Jelena Stupljanin, Haynes Thigpen, and David Townsend (more...)

Taylor Mac to Star in The Foundry's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN at La MaMa, 2/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? This question, posed by Shen Tei, the good-hearted, penniless and cross-dressing prostitute of Bertolt Brecht's Good Person of Szechwan, is central to the work of The Foundry Theatre. The play's concerns, and the earmarks of the Foundry's new production, make it an ideal offering from the company, which is celebrated for creating memorable theatrical events while pursuing civic inquiry and social justice. The show, starring the singular Taylor Mac as Shen Tei, is directed by Lear deBessonet and features original live music by 'indie rock vaudevillians' (SPIN) César Alvarez and The Lisps. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

Taylor Mac Stars in The Foundry's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN at La MaMa, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? This question, posed by Shen Tei, the good-hearted, penniless and cross-dressing prostitute of Bertolt Brecht's Good Person of Szechwan, is central to the work of The Foundry Theatre. The play's concerns, and the earmarks of the Foundry's new production, make it an ideal offering from the company, which is celebrated for creating memorable theatrical events while pursuing civic inquiry and social justice. The show, starring the singular Taylor Mac as Shen Tei, is directed by Lear deBessonet and features original live music by 'indie rock vaudevillians' (SPIN) Cesar Alvarez and The Lisps. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Promo Short - Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass' Film SLEEPWALK WITH ME
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Sleepwalk With Me, a film by Mike Birbiglia and co-writer Ira Glass (host of the NPR radio show 'This American Life'), is set to open in New York City on August 24, 2012. To promote the movie, the duo has shared the following short film. Watch it below! (more...)

Dates Set For ODYSSEY At The Old Globe, Presented Sept 1, Oct 1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced that theater director Lear deBessonet and writer Todd Almond have developed a new music theater event, Odyssey, in celebration of The Old Globe's 75th anniversary. (more...)

Making Strange's LUCK Comes To 59E59 9/22 As Part Of 1st Irish
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2009

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes Juicy MoMo Productions with the US premiere of Making Strange's LUCK, devised and written by Megan Riordan, Dodd Loomis and Shawn Sturnick, which is part of 1st Irish at 59E59 Theaters. (more...)

North Carolina Symphony's 2012/13 Statewide Series Begin Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2012

The North Carolina Symphony launches the 2012/13 editions of its statewide classical concert series late next month when Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and conductor Tonu Kalam lead the orchestra in an evening featuring Brahms' First Symphony. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Promo Short - Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass' Film SLEEPWALK WITH ME
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

Sleepwalk With Me, a film by Mike Birbiglia and co-writer Ira Glass (host of the NPR radio show 'This American Life'), is set to open in New York City today, August 24, 2012. To promote the movie, the duo has shared the following short film. Watch it below! (more...)

Amari Cheatom, Brian D. Coats & More Set For LCT3's ON THE LEVEE, Opens 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Amari Cheatom, Brian D. Coats, Chuck Cooper, Maria Couch, Harriett D. Foy, Dion Graham, April Matthis, Jacob Ming-Trent, Seth Numrich, Stephen Plunkett, Michael Siberry and Shelley Thomas will be featured in its upcoming LCT3 world premiere production of ON THE LEVEE, a play with music, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with play by Marcus Gardley, and music and lyrics by Todd Almond. (more...)

Dates Set For ODYSSEY At The Old Globe, Presented Sept 1, Oct 1-2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced that theater director Lear deBessonet and writer Todd Almond have developed a new music theater event, Odyssey, in celebration of The Old Globe's 75th anniversary. (more...)

Women's Project to Offer transFigures Talkbacks, Etc.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2007

Screenings, talkbacks and panel discussions will be offered in conjunction with The Women's Projects transFigures, running April 21st through May 5th at the Julia Miles Theater. (more...)

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