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Multi-award-winning Director and Playwright Emily Mann is in her 22nd season as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre. Under Ms. Mann's leadership, McCarter was honored with the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. McCarter directing credits include Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with Jimmy Smits (also on Broadway); the world premiere of Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon with Kristine Nielsen (also off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons); Uncle Vanya with Amanda Plummer (also adapted); All Over with Rosemary Harris and Michael Learned (also off-Broadway at The Roundabout; 2003 Obie Award for Directing); The Cherry Orchard with Jane Alexander, John Glover, and Avery Brooks (also adapted); Three Sisters with Frances McDormand, Linda Hunt, and Mary Stuart Masterson; A Doll House with Cynthia Nixon; The Glass Menagerie with Shirley Knight; A Seagull in the Hamptons (an adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull) with Brian Murray and Maria Tucci; and Mrs. Warren's Profession with Suzanne Bertish. Her plays include Execution of Justice (supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship; winner of Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson awards; nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Circle awards); Still Life (six Obie Awards); Greensboro (A Requiem); and Annulla, An Autobiography. Ms. Mann wrote and directed Having Our Say, adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth (nominated for Tonys in writing and direction, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards; winner of NAACP and Joseph Jefferson awards). For the Having Our Say screenplay, Ms. Mann won Peabody and Christopher Awards. A winner of the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award and the Edward Albee Last Frontier Directing Award, she is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its council. A collection of her plays, Testimonies: Four Plays, has been published by Theatre Communications Group, Inc. Her latest play, Mrs. Packard, was the recipient of the 2007 Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award and was published by TCG in spring 2009. Most recently, Ms. Mann directed the world premieres of The Convert by Danai Gurira, Phaedra Backwards by Marina Carr, Edward Albee's Me, Myself & I (at McCarter and Playwrights Horizons), and Sarah Treem's The How and the Why. This spring, Emily is scheduled to direct The Convert at Goodman Theatre in Chicago and CTG in Los Angeles. Emily's adaptation of The House of Bernard Alba, which premiered at McCarter, was produced at The Almeida Theater in London this past winter. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University and was recently named the 2011 Person of the Year from the National Theatre Conference.

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Brave New World Hosts AN EVENING WITH AUSTIN PENDELETON Next Week

Brooklyn’s Brave New World Repertory Theatre will host a special program, An Evening with Austin Pendleton, featuring an intimate Q & A with Pendleton, the legendary actor, director, playwright, and esteemed acting teacher (50 years at HB Studio).

Photos: Get a First Look at Cecily Strong & More in BROOKLYN LAUNDRY World Premiere

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the world premiere of Brooklyn Laundry, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley. Get a first look at photos below!

Cast and Creative Team Set for ESCAPED ALONE World Premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre

Yale Repertory Theatre will continue its 2023–24 Season with Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill, directed by Liz Diamond.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at DREAMGIRLS at McCarter Theatre Center

Get a first look at footage of Dreamgirls at McCarter Theatre Center. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW New Jersey Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

Tennessee Williams's timeless masterpiece, The Night of the Iguana is back onstage in NYC! BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and we're taking you inside the big day in this video.

Cecily Strong, David Zayas, and More Will Lead BROOKLYN LAUNDRY at Manhattan Theatre Club

Casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Brooklyn Laundry, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld December 19th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is December 19, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of La Femme Theatre's THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

La Femme Theatre Productions just celebrated opening night of Tennessee Williams's timeless masterpiece, The Night of the Iguana. Check out photos from the big night!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW New Jersey Awards; YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, MEDEA, NENAproductions Theater Project & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Review Roundup: Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring Tim Daly, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and More!

An all new production of Tennessee Williams's timeless masterpiece The Night of the Iguana, directed by Tony Award nominee Emily Mann, has officially opened Off-Broadway! Read the reviews for The Night of the Iguana here!

BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards; THE PROM, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, Surflight Theatre & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards December 5th Standings; THE PROM Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Photos: Inside The 14th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony

On Monday November 27, the 14th annual Lilly Awards, a ceremony dedicated to honoring the work of women in the American theater, were held at Playwrights Horizons. The inspirational evening recognized the work of the generation of women who led the push for parity. Check out photos here!

George Street Playhouse Presents HAVING OUR SAY - Previews Begin November 28

George Street Playhouse presents Having Our Say, the Tony Award-nominated play by Emily Mann (A Streetcar Named Desire, Anna and the Tropics). Having Our Say is adapted from the book by Sarah (Sadie) L. Delany & A. Elizabeth (Bessie) Delany with Amy Hill Hearth and is directed by Laiona Michelle (Her Portmanteau).

A SEAGULL IN THE HAMPTONS to Open at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

'A Seagull in the Hamptons' opens at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre, offering a modern take on Chekhov's masterpiece. Don't miss this captivating adaptation exploring themes of appearance, money, and celebrity culture. Tickets available now.

Tim Daly, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lea Delaria, and More Will Lead THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Off-Broadway

​​​​​​​La Femme Theatre Productions will illuminate the Off-Broadway stage this season with an evocative 21 st century production of Tennessee Williams's timeless masterpiece, The Night of the Iguana.

Tim Daly, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lea DeLaria & More to Star in THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA at La Femme Theatre Productions

La Femme Theatre Productions has revealed the full cast of Tennessee Williams's 'The Night of the Iguana' directed by Emily Mann.

The Drama Book Shop Announces Upcoming Author Events

The Drama Book Shop presents a series of events featuring new theatrical literary works by authors and playwrights. Join them for inspiring discussions and celebrations of the power of American theater. Reserve your seat on their website.

Photos: Get a First Look at THE PIANIST at George Street Playhouse

Take a first look at the highly anticipated production of THE PIANIST at George Street Playhouse. Get an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming show and go behind the scenes with these stunning photos. Don't miss out on this captivating performance.

Emily Mann FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Emily Mann has written 4 shows including Still Life (Playwright), Execution of Justice (Playwright), Having Our Say (Playwright), Annulla (Playwright).

Emily Mann has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. Some of her notable nominations include Best Revival of a Play at the Tony Awards for "Translations," Direction at the Obie Awards for "All Over," Outstanding Director - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "As Having Our Say" and "Having Our Say," and Best Production at the Obie Awards for "Still Life."

Emily Mann has won the Direction award at the Obie Awards for her work on the play "All Over." She has also won the Best Production award at the Obie Awards for the play "Still Life."

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