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NYTW Postpones Anna Deavere Smith's New Project


NYTW Postpones Anna Deavere Smith's New Project

New York Theatre Workshop announced today that the previously announced new project from Anna Deavere Smith will be postponed as NYTW works with Anna to realize her exciting vision for this upcoming piece. This spring, NYTW audiences will instead have the opportunity to see Chisa Hutchinson's new play Proof of Love, at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, New York, NY 10012), produced by Audible in association with New York Theatre Workshop.

Beginning Thursday at Noon EST, tickets for Proof of Love are available to NYTW members and donors.

Currently in performances at NYTW is Hurricane Diane, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence). Directed by Tony Award nominee, two-time Obie Award winner and NYTW Usual Suspect Leigh Silverman (Violet),Hurricane Diane runs through March 24, 2019. Hurricane Diane is the first co-production of a two-play collaboration with WP Theater.

The next production in NYTW's 2018/19 season is 17 Border Crossings, created and performed by NYTW Usual Suspect Thaddeus Phillips (A Billion Nights on Earth), and directed by Tatiana Mallarino (Red Eye to Havre de Grace). 17 Border Crossings will begin previews on April 11, 2019, and open April 15 for a limited run through May 12, 2019.

New York Theatre Workshop empowers visionary theatre-makers and brings their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and educational programs. We nurture pioneering new writers alongside powerhouse playwrights, engage inimitable genre-shaping directors, and support emerging artists in the earliest days of their careers. We've mounted over 150 productions from artists whose work has shaped our very idea of what theatre can be, including Jonathan Larson's Rent; Tony Kushner's Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright's Quills; Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde; Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told andValhalla; Martha Clarke's Vienna: Lusthaus; Will Power's The Seven and Fetch Clay, Make Man; Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away, A Number and Love and Information; Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's Aftermath; Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh's Once; David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus; Dael Orlandersmith's The Gimmick and Forever; and eight acclaimed productions directed by Ivo van Hove. NYTW's productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, seventeen Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards. This spring NYTW is represented on Broadway with Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me directed by Oliver Butler and Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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