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Westport Country Playhouse Commissions Three Playwrights to Develop New Works Photo Westport Country Playhouse Commissions Three Playwrights to Develop New Works
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse has announced the first formal group of commissioned playwrights in the theater’s 91-year history: Matthew Greene, Monet Hurst-Mendoza, and Johnny G. Lloyd.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents New Work CULTURE SHOCK Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents New Work CULTURE SHOCK
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse's New Works Initiative¬†will present the second play in its 2021 season with a virtual workshop of ‚ÄúCulture Shock,‚ÄĚ written by Gloria Majule, and directed by Taylor Reynolds, on Wednesday, July 14.

Westport Country Playhouse's 2021 New Works Initiative Season Begins Today Photo Westport Country Playhouse's 2021 New Works Initiative Season Begins Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse‚Äôs New Works Initiative¬†begins its 2021 season with a virtual workshop of ‚Äú‚ÄúThe¬†Immaculate Perfection of F---ing and Bleeding in the¬†Gender Neutral Bathroom of an Upper-Middle Class High School,‚Ä̬†written by Daniel Halpern¬†and¬†directed by¬†Margot Bordelon, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 26 and 27.

West End Stars Celebrate New Writing In Online Concert For Stiles + Drewe's Best New  Photo West End Stars Celebrate New Writing In Online Concert For Stiles + Drewe's Best New Song Prize
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2020

The winner of the 2020 annual Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize will be announced during a 'virtual concert' and online ceremony on Sunday 5 July.

LiveRead@SDA will Launch its 2020 Season with CARRY ME Photo LiveRead@SDA will Launch its 2020 Season with CARRY ME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2020

LiveRead@SDA will launch its 2020 season with CARRY ME, a new musical written by Kira Stone (The Light Rail, Salem) and Matthew Greene (Thousand Pines, Gregorian). LiveRead@SDA, a developmental series at The USC School of Dramatic Arts, was created to cultivate and provide critical support for the creation of innovative and contemporary new works for the American theatre.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At New Theatre Productions Via Shark Tank Style Pitches! Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At New Theatre Productions Via Shark Tank Style Pitches!
by Alan Henry - Dec 20, 2019

Apples and Oranges Arts' #THEatreACCELERATOR, an immersive musical theatre development accelerator for promising storytellers, culminates in a live Shark-Tank-style pitch session where participants present their shows to theatre and tech industry veterans including Broadway producer Deborah Barrera, tech and Broadway media entrepreneur Robert Diamond, director/choreographer/performer Galen Hooks, investor and producer Frank Kavanaugh, investor Jonathan Ledden, producer Laura Wagner, tech startup coach and Broadway investor Alisa Cohn and multi-hyphenate entrepreneur Cindy Convery.

Photo Coverage: Songwriter Daniel Abrahamson Brings SECOND DATE to Birdland Theater Photo Photo Coverage: Songwriter Daniel Abrahamson Brings SECOND DATE to Birdland Theater
by Kevin Alvey - Dec 3, 2019

Musical Theater Songwriter Daniel Abrahamson's Showcase at the Birdland Theater in NYC

Meet the Cast of JAGGED LITTLE PILL- Now in Previews on Broadway! Photo Meet the Cast of JAGGED LITTLE PILL- Now in Previews on Broadway!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 3, 2019

You oughtta know that Jagged Little Pill is officially in preview son Broadway!  The new musical is inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette's seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family - but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

Westport Country Playhouse's New Works Initiative Continues in July and August Photo Westport Country Playhouse's New Works Initiative Continues in July and August
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 24, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse's New Works Initiative continues its 2019 season with readings of a?oeThe Splittinga?? by Serena Berman, directed by Jake Beckhard, in July, and a?oeStarter Pistol,a?? written by Michael Gotch and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director, in August. 

Project Springboard Announces 2019 Residencies, A NATION GROOVES: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY  Photo Project Springboard Announces 2019 Residencies, A NATION GROOVES: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HIP-HOP And THE QUIET WORLD
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 13, 2019

Mara Isaacs, Director of Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals, today announced the recipients of the third annual residency awards: A Nation Grooves: A People's History of Hip-Hop, led by Kambi Gathesha (creator, director, choreographer), and Sinan Zafar (sound design, sonic dramaturgy); and The Quiet World, led by Charles Sutton (director, choreographer), Will Van Dyke (composer), and Matthew Greene (book). Both projects will be in residence June 10-28, 2019 in New York City.

Matthew Greene Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Westport County Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Westport County Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA

by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse stages "Man of La Mancha," the Tony Award-winning musical about Don Quixote's quest for "The Impossible Dream," now playing through October 14. Directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director, the story of Quixote's battle for good and the love of his fair maiden is written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion.

Video: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse Videoplay
Video: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse

by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the recent Off-Broadway hit, 'The Understudy,' a backstage comedy about a Hollywood action star rehearsing for a role on Broadway amid tensions with his understudy.  The cast includes Eric Bryant, Connecticut Critics Circle Award winner; Brett Dalton of ABC's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'; and Andrea Syglowski, award-winning actress. Running August 14 through September 1, the comedy is written by Theresa Rebeck, creator of NBC's show business drama, 'Smash,' and directed by David Kennedy, Westport Country Playhouse associate artistic director.

Video: Westport Country Playhouse Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR Videoplay
Video: Westport Country Playhouse Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR

by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse stages the lavish, large-cast comedy, "A Flea in Her Ear," newly adapted by David Ives from the original by Georges Feydeau, and directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director.  Fresh from a sold-out run by Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP), a professional theater located at the University of Delaware, the co-production with the REP runs in Westport July 10 - 28.