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Sally Mayes, Nicolas King, Shereen Pimentel & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Photo Sally Mayes, Nicolas King, Shereen Pimentel & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Tony nominee¬†Sally Mayes, Bistro winner¬†Nicolas King,¬†Shereen Pimentel, and Bistro winner¬†Amy Jo Jackson¬†(Joe‚Äôs Pub) have joined the line-up for the 10th¬†annual¬†‚ÄúNight¬†Of A¬†Thousand¬†Judys‚Ä̬†‚Ästthe Pride concert to benefit¬†The Ali Forney Center¬†written and hosted by¬†Justin Elizabeth Sayre¬†‚Äď at¬†Joe‚Äôs Pub¬†on¬†Sunday, June 5.

OBIE-Winning Theater Company Hoi Polloi Returns to JACK with WHITE ON WHITE Photo OBIE-Winning Theater Company Hoi Polloi Returns to JACK with WHITE ON WHITE
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos; All Hands) returns to JACK with a peek inside the meeting of a white anti-racist group. As the members reckon with sacrifices they must make to live up to their principles, other forces begin to disrupt and unsettle their efforts. An uncanny ode to honesty, forgiveness, and accountability, this ensemble tour de force pulls the audience on a descent from the too-real to the sub-real.  

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Ars Nova Cancels All Remaining Performances of ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Photo Ars Nova Cancels All Remaining Performances of ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Due to positive COVID test results within the company, Ars Nova has canceled all remaining performances of Oratorio for Living Things. The final performance of this three-time Lortel winner took place on May 14.

Kate Rockwell & Maya Days to Star in Reading of New Musical FOUNTAIN OF YOU at The Gr Photo Kate Rockwell & Maya Days to Star in Reading of New Musical FOUNTAIN OF YOU at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

The Green Room 42 will present a special concert reading of the new musical, Fountain of You, on Monday May 23 at 9:30 PM. Fountain of You features book and lyrics by Tasha Gordon-Solmon and music by Faye Chiao, and stars Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls, Bring it On The Musical) and Maya Days (Rent, Aida).

James Monroe Iglehart to Join FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Tour for Philadelphia Performanc Photo James Monroe Iglehart to Join FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Tour for Philadelphia Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart will be appearing in FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME during its engagement at the Kimmel Cultural Campus in Philadelphia. James will be in the show June 7-11 (he will not be in the show on the 12th). 

Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension Photo Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The limited engagement of Alison Leiby’s Oh God, A Show About Abortion has been extended through June 30 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

World Premieres by Kathy Ng and Bailey Williams & More Announced for The Hearth 2022  Photo World Premieres by Kathy Ng and Bailey Williams & More Announced for The Hearth 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

The Hearth has announced their 2022 season, which will feature two new plays commissioned and developed by The Hearth. In July 2022 they will present the World Premiere of Happy Life by Kathy Ng at Walkerspace (46 Walker St, New York, NY 10013).

WISH YOU WERE HERE Announces Second Extension at Playwrights Horizons Photo WISH YOU WERE HERE Announces Second Extension at Playwrights Horizons
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Playwrights Horizons today announced an additional one-week extension of Sanaz Toossi’s Wish You Were Here, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, to June 5.

Jeremy O. Harris Announced as Next Presiding Playwright for 2023 Yale Drama Series Pr Photo Jeremy O. Harris Announced as Next Presiding Playwright for 2023 Yale Drama Series Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

The 2023 Yale Drama Series Prize has chosen Jeremy O. Harris, the Yale alum and Tony-nominated author of Slave Play, as the presiding playwright for its landmark 15th anniversary year. As his first order of business, Harris is assembling an international group of readers to help evaluate submissions as part of a larger effort to infuse the process with a more global point-of-view.

Ars Nova Videos

VIDEO: In Process with Tony Award Winner Sonya Tayeh VideoVIDEO: In Process with Tony Award Winner Sonya Tayeh
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2021

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Gibney Company's process with Tony Award-winning choreographer Sonya Tayeh as they prepare for their premiere season at The Joyce Theater.

VIDEO: Watch UJA-Federation of New York Honor Hal Luftig at Excellence in Theater Awa VideoVIDEO: Watch UJA-Federation of New York Honor Hal Luftig at Excellence in Theater Award‚ÄĮ Celebration
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2021

Earlier this week, UJA-Federation of New York¬†honored Broadway producer¬†Hal Luftig, of¬†The Hal Luftig Company,¬†for¬†his professional and philanthropic achievements¬†at‚ÄĮits virtual‚ÄĮExcellence in Theater Award‚ÄĮ Celebration.‚ÄĮ Watch the special event below, which included a sneak peek of the new musical Becoming Nancy (featuring Lizzie Bee and Jessica Vosk).

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ZOLA, Co-Written by Janicza Bravo & Jeremy O. Harris VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ZOLA, Co-Written by Janicza Bravo & Jeremy O. Harris
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2021

'The Band's Visit' star Ari'el Stachel stars in the film, which is based on a viral Twitter thread by A'Ziah 'Zola' King.

VIDEO: Jeremy O. Harris Recruits Seth Meyers to Tweet at Rihanna About the Federal Th VideoVIDEO: Jeremy O. Harris Recruits Seth Meyers to Tweet at Rihanna About the Federal Theatre Project
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2020

Jeremy O. Harris talks about Slave Play’s 12 Tony nominations, the future of theater after the coronavirus pandemic and asks a special favor of Seth.

VIDEO: See Jeremy O. Harris in a New Episode of GUCCIFEST OUVERTURE VideoVIDEO: See Jeremy O. Harris in a New Episode of GUCCIFEST OUVERTURE
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2020

Our world becomes a stage in the fourth episode as Silvia arrives for an audition in a theatre together with her friend and fellow performer, played by actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris, who offers encouragement. 

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo Talks About the All-Asian Cast of OVER THE MOON VideoVIDEO: Phillipa Soo Talks About the All-Asian Cast of OVER THE MOON
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2020

Tony-nominated actress Phillipa Soo joins Hoda and Jenna to talk about her experience as the original Eliza Hamilton in 'Hamilton' on Broadway, how she is getting by as the pandemic has forced Broadway to close, and her upcoming film, 'Over the Moon.' She also answers questions from young fans.

VIDEO: Jocelyn Bioh and Eboni Booth Chat as Part of Manhattan Theatre Club's Artists  VideoVIDEO: Jocelyn Bioh and Eboni Booth Chat as Part of Manhattan Theatre Club's Artists in Conversation Series
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2020

Manhattan Theatre Club has released a new video in its Artists in Conversation series, featuring artists talking to one another via a virtual platform.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for OVER THE MOON, Starring Phillipa Soo, Ruthie Anne Miles, VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for OVER THE MOON, Starring Phillipa Soo, Ruthie Anne Miles, Kimiko Glenn, & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2020

Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. There she ends up on an unexpected quest, and discovers a whimsical land of fantastical creatures.

Quarantine-Inspired Musical, HOW TO SURVIVE THE END OF THE WORLD, Will Air This Week VideoQuarantine-Inspired Musical, HOW TO SURVIVE THE END OF THE WORLD, Will Air This Week
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2020

Hannah Cruz (Hamilton), Dylan Hartwell (Newsical), Greg Sullivan (Naked Boys Singing) and Ellen Winter (36 Questions Podcast) star in quarantine-made web-musical by Dramatists Guild Fellows, Ars Nova Uncharted, & Rhinebeck Writers Retreat alum writing team EllaRose Chary (TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix, The Doll Maker's Gift) & Brandon James Gwinn (TL;DR, Small Town Story, Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts). 

VIDEO: Abigail and Shaun Bengson Accept the Jonathan Larson Grant VideoVIDEO: Abigail and Shaun Bengson Accept the Jonathan Larson Grant
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2020

2020 Jonathan Larson Grant recipients Abigail and Shaun Bengson share what this grant means to them in a virtual acceptance speech.