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LOVE ALL, a New Play About Billie Jean King by Anna Deavere Smith, is in Development Photo LOVE ALL, a New Play About Billie Jean King by Anna Deavere Smith, is in Development
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

LOVE ALL, a new play by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Marc Bruni will explore the life and career of the legendary Billie Jean King. 

Tony Kushner, Charles Busch, and More Join THE PATSY Talkbacks Photo Tony Kushner, Charles Busch, and More Join THE PATSY Talkbacks
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2022

Transport Group has announced that it will host a talkback series following upcoming performances of its acclaimed production of The Patsy.¬†Guests include playwrights Tony Kushner and Charles Busch and creator of ‚ÄúBe Kind Rewind‚ÄĚ Isabel Custodio.¬†

Industry Pro Newsletter: Earth Day, Ken-Matt Martin takes over at Victory Gardens, an Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Earth Day, Ken-Matt Martin takes over at Victory Gardens, and the Latest on Calls for Better Workplaces in the theatre
by Alex Freeman - Apr 26, 2021

One thing is certain: the performing arts will be a changed industry as we come out of the other side of the pandemic. From changes in business model, to new budget priorities to deal with potential shortfalls, to a deeper understanding of the ways the industry has failed in DEI efforts in the past, there will be few, if any, institutions that come back as the same institution they were before. That isn't a guarantee that this change is going to be all for the positive, and no matter what, there will continue to be growing pains as groups across the industry grapple with the way things were, the way they want things to be, and the way things are. This week, we have stories of the new generation of leaders coming to the fore in the midst of this upheaval, stories of cities starting to get their performing arts industries open again, and a look at how the industry has shifted over the past year, and where it can go from here.

TFANA Presents Bill Camp In Samuel Beckett's FIRST LOVE Photo TFANA Presents Bill Camp In Samuel Beckett's FIRST LOVE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 22, 2021

Theatre for a New Audience presents First Love, a theatricalization for Zoom of Samuel Beckett's short story of the same name, directed by six-time OBIE winner JoAnne Akalaitis and performed by Tony and Emmy Award nominee Bill Camp (Broadway: Death of a Salesman, The Crucible; TV: The Queen's Gambit, The Night Of). The creative team includes Eamonn Farrell (Video Design), Jennifer Tipton (Lighting Design) and Kaye Voyce (Scenic and Costume Design).

VIDEO: On This Day, July 16- Happy Birthday, Tony Kushner! Photo VIDEO: On This Day, July 16- Happy Birthday, Tony Kushner!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2020

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tony Kushner!

3Views' New Digital Archive Launches Today, Featuring INTIMATE APPAREL, UNKNOWN SOLDI Photo 3Views' New Digital Archive Launches Today, Featuring INTIMATE APPAREL, UNKNOWN SOLDIER, and GNIT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2020

The Lillys - in partnership with a broad coalition of theater artists - announced today that 3Views is shifting its mission: it will now serve as a digital archive, highlighting cancelled and waylaid productions, gathering reflections from theater makers, and spotlighting urgent and helpful initiatives.

Tony Kushner & Sarah Vowell Lincoln Discussion At The Town Hall Postponed Photo Tony Kushner & Sarah Vowell Lincoln Discussion At The Town Hall Postponed
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2020

Pulitzer Prize winning author Tony Kushner and best-selling author Sarah Vowell in conversation about Lincoln's Legacy on Thursday, March 5 at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) has been postponed until the fall (before the Presidential selection), due to a scheduling conflict.   Full ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

Soraya Nadia McDonald is This Year's Winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Drama Photo Soraya Nadia McDonald is This Year's Winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2020

Soraya Nadia McDonald is the winner of this year's George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. McDonald is the cultural critic for The Undefeated, and her writing focuses on the subject of race in American Theater.

Foundry Theatre To Close With Final Production, The Book A MOMENT ON THE CLOCK OF THE Photo Foundry Theatre To Close With Final Production, The Book A MOMENT ON THE CLOCK OF THE WORLD
by Julie Musbach - Oct 1, 2019

For a quarter century, The Foundry Theatre has raised provocative and timely questions with innovative theatrical productions, public dialogues, and community organizing that have inspired a generation of artists, activists, and organizations.

California Shakespeare Theater Continues Its 45th Season With THE GOOD PERSON OF SZEC Photo California Shakespeare Theater Continues Its 45th Season With THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2019

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666.

Alisa Solomon Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, July 16- Happy Birthday, Tony Kushner! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, July 16- Happy Birthday, Tony Kushner!

by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tony Kushner!

VIDEO: Randy Harrison on Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Randy Harrison on Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA

by Alan Henry - Apr 17, 2018

In the video below, Randy Harrison talks about what Tony Kushner's Angels in America has taught him and why he thinks today's young LGBTQ people should see the play.

STAGE TUBE: Promo - Stratford Festival's Forum Livestream
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2013

Stratford Festival is livestreaming all of its speakers, entertainers and more from the 2013 Forum. Click below for a short promo!

STAGE TUBE: Kushner Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2010

Signature Theatre Company's production of Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, began performances Tuesday, September 14. The first New York revival of Kushner's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by Michael Greif. The production, originally slated to run through December 19, has been extended a second time through February 20, 2011. Click below to hear clips of Kushner talk all things ANGELS and this newest revival.