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DAVID VALDES is the author of plays staged across the US and abroad, including the 2018 Rolling World Premiere of The Mermaid Hour (as David Valdes Greenwood). His 2019-2020 season includes Wandaleria (Rochester Rep), Last Catastrophist (Fresh Ink Theatre and Transformation Theatre), Mermaid Hour: ReMixed in Concert (Boston Conservatory), and Up the Ladder, Down the Slide (Orlando PlayFest). He is collaborating with Company One on Downtown Crossing. He has worked with Huntington Theatre Company, IATI/Cimientos, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, and The Theater Offensive, with plays appearing in the Humana Festival, Portland Stage Little Festival of the Unexpected, and New York Theatre Workshop Thursday Studio. As a gay Cuban-American, he’s thrilled to bring intersectional stories to the stage. A two-time Eugene O'Neill Finalist, he is published by Samuel French.

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ALL THINGS EQUAL Comes to Westport Country Playhouse in May

Westport Country Playhouse will present “All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” a one-woman play written by Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes and directed by Laley Lippard, for three performances, Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m.

URINETOWN, NOISES OFF & More Set for Lyric Stage Boston's 2024/25 Season

Lyric Stage Boston has revealed its 2024/25 season.  See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

MERMAID HOUR Comes to Moonbox Productions in April

Moonbox Productions will present the New England premier of David Valdes, Mermaid Hour.  Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary, Mermaid Hour opens on April 26th and runs through May 19th at the Arrow Street Arts performance venue located at 2 Arrow Street in Cambridge. 

Arrow Street Arts to Begin Programming in Renovated Performance Spaces This April

Arrow Street Arts is set to begin regular programming in its newly renovated performance spaces beginning April 1, 2024.


All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is coming to the Fisher Theatre. Get ready for an inspiring and thought-provoking show about the iconic Supreme Court Justice.

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/28/2023

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 9/28/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER Sets Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & 4K UHD Release

The 4K UHD edition of the original Avatar has both existing and new bonus features including “Memories From Avatar,” where Producer Jon Landau leads a spirited conversation with cast members, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang, recalling warm memories from production.

Max To Debut James Cameron's AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER in June

James Cameron’s global phenomenon AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER will debut WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 on Max, the enhanced streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery that launches on May 23 in the U.S.

SAINTS & SINNERS LGBTQ+ Literary Festival to Celebrate 20th Year This Month

Saints and Sinners, an annual LGBTQ+ literary festival, will run concurrently with the The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival, March 24-26, 2023 for its 20th year. Founded by Paul Willis, Greg Herren, and Jean Redmann in collaboration with NO/AIDS Task Force in 2003, Saints + Sinners (SAS) began as a creative outlet to showcase the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ+ literary community and offer HIV/AIDS information.


Featuring music by GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Simon Franglen, the 22-track soundtrack also exclusively includes the original song “Nothing is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” written and performed by The Weeknd, and produced by Swedish House Mafia along with Simon Franglen.

AVATAR to Make Broadcast Television Debut

In celebration of Disney’s highly anticipated return to Pandora, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” The Walt Disney Company will offer viewers several opportunities to experience its innovative predecessor, “Avatar,” throughout the month of December across its unparalleled distribution platforms including ABC, FX and Freeform.

HowlRound Theatre Commons Announces Publication of a New Anthology

After celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2021, HowlRound Theatre Commons announces its first published anthology, featuring essays from each year of the last decade, available for preorder now.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Presents BOSTON THEATER MARATHON XXIV, May 1

Boston Playwrights' Theatre announces the in-person return of its annual celebration of new short plays. Boston Theater Marathon XXIV will feature 50 ten-minute plays written by New England playwrights and presented by New England theatre companies. The event will take place in BPT's home theatre on Boston University's West Campus.

THE GREEN MILE to Be Released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray

The film stars Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump), Academy Award® nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (Armageddon), David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Graeme Greene, Doug Hutchison, Sam Rockwell, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey DeMunn, Patricia Clarkson, and Harry Dean Stanton.

Finalists And Semi Finalists Revealed For 2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premier launchpad for plays and playwrights, has announced the semi finalists and finalists for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) scheduled to stream online July 16-25, 2021.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Presents Boston Theater Marathon XXIII: Special Zoom Edition

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre will present Boston Theater Marathon XXIII: Special Zoom Edition, featuring 50 ten-minute plays written by New England playwrights and presented by New England theatre companies via the video conferencing tool Zoom.

The Lyric Stage Company Of Boston Announces WALKING PLAYS Audio Play Series

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its newest development: the Walking Plays audio play series. Artistic Director Courtney O'Connor said, “In a world where people are unable to experience the beauty of live theatre, we've created  the Walking Plays as a way to bring a form of live theatre to them.”

Mark Brokaw Directs Ken Urban's DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY for Kane Rep

Ken Barnett (Off-Broadway's Too Much Sun, Amazon's Mozart in The Jungle), Kyle Beltran (Broadway's The Cherry Orchard and In the Heights), and Emily Bergl (Dirty John, Shameless) will star in a virtual workshop of Ken Urban's new play Danger and Opportunity on October 28, 2020 as part of Kane Repertory Theatre's New Play Lab.

Mark Brokaw Directs Virtual Workshop Of DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY

The digital workshop begins at 7:30 PM CT on Youtube and will remain available until November 1st at 7:30 PM CT. A live talkback with playwright Ken Urban, director Mark Brokaw, and Kane Repertory Theatre AD Daniil Krimer will follow the reading. All of our readings are free to watch, but a donation of $25 is suggested.

Rondi Reed and Francis Guinan to Star in Virtual Workshop of SUCH SMALL HANDS

Tony Award winner Rondi Reed and Steppenwolf's Francis Guinan will star in a world premiere virtual reading of Adam Szymkowicz's Such Small Hands, directed by Artistic Director of Northlight Theatre BJ Jones on October 14, 2020, at 7:30 PM, as part of Kane Repertory Theatre's New Play Lab.

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