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Full Casts & Creative Teams Set for PIPELINE FESTIVAL at WP Theater

WP Theater has revealed the full casts and teams for the fifth biennial Pipeline Festival. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
WP Theater Reveals 2024 Lineup for The Pipeline Festival

WP Theater has revealed the 2024 lineup for The Pipeline Festival, the fifth biennial showcase of the artists in its celebrated WP Lab for playwrights, directors, and producers. Learn more about the lineup and see how to purchase tickets.
Industry Pro Newsletter: North Carolina Theater Files for Chapter 11, Second Stage Gives Up the Kiser

The restructuring of the industry continues - in North Carolina, Raleigh has lost one of its major institutions (for the time being) as North Carolina Theater suspends their 2024 season and files for bankruptcy. The labor movement continues to notch wins in New York, as the Atlantic Theater workers have voted to join IATSE.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Who Benefits from the NYS Tax Cut for Broadway?

Another theatre has announced their closure, with Cutting Ball in San Francisco becoming the latest to look at their financial situation and decide that there was no viable path forward. We’ll have more coverage here and in our marketing update about the things that are working for theatres that have found a way to thrive in the new normal.
Industry Pro Newsletter: AEA Members Authorize Strike, Boston Theaters Fight for Survival

AEA members voted to authorize a strike against the Broadway League of the development agreement - while this doesn’t mean the union will call a strike, it does give them another bargaining chip in their ongoing negotiations with the League. Regionally, we have a lot of stories of announced retirements and new leaders stepping into roles.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Roundabout Unveils the Todd Haimes, The Struggle of Toronto's Theatre Sector

Regionally, a few new leaders in high profile positions across the country - including Nicole A. Watson at Playwrights Center, Megwyn Sanders-Andrews at at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Geneé Coreno at WAM. In the UK, a new union agreement for Equity and the ITC, and in Toronto, a tale of haves and have nots in the recovery.
Playwrights' Center Welcomes Nicole A. Watson as Producing Artistic Director

Playwrights’ Center has announced that renowned director, educator, and arts leader Nicole A. Watson has agreed to join the Center as Producing Artistic Director.
Meet the Cast of THE NOTEBOOK, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

The Notebook, the new musical based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film, begins previews on Broadway toinght, February 10, at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, ahead of a Thursday, March 14, 2024 opening night. Meet the cast of The Notebook here!
Photos: Drama League's Gabriel Stelian Shanks, Bevin Ross, and Bonnie Comley Celebrate Irene Gandy 

Gabriel Stelian Shanks, Bevin Ross, and Bonnie Comley were joined by The Drama League Board, staff, family, and friends to announce major gifts to The Irene Gandy Directing Assistantships.
The Drama League Gala: Embrace the Directors

​​​​​​​The Drama League 2023 Gala titled “Embrace The Season” is an event amplifying the Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway shows gracing the stages in New York City each season.
Full Broadway Cast Set For THE NOTEBOOK

Full casting has been announced for the Broadway company of The Notebook, the new musical based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film. Find out who is joining the new musical here!
Review: BULRUSHER at Berkeley Rep Is a Lyrical Coming-of-Age Tale in a Small Northern California Town

What did our critic think of BULRUSHER at Berkeley Rep? BroadwayWorld reviews the captivating production of Eisa Davis' 'Bulrusher.' The 2007 Pulitzer Prize nominated play runs through December 3rd.
Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs & More to Join The Drama League EMBRACE THE SEASON Gala

Get ready for a night of incredible performances at The Drama League 'Embrace The Season' Gala. Join Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs, and other talented artists as they take the stage for an unforgettable evening. Don't miss out on this star-studded event!
Joy Woods, Ryan Vasquez & More to Star in THE NOTEBOOK on Broadway

Get the latest updates on the Broadway musical adaptation of 'The Notebook.' Discover the cast, including Joy Woods and Ryan Vasquez, and find out the opening date and venue details.
Annaleigh Ashford, Lindsay Mendez, Norm Lewis & More To Join The Drama League's EMBRACE THE SEASON Gala

Annaleigh Ashford, Lindsay Mendez, Norm Lewis, Danny Burstein, and more will be performing at The Drama League's 'Embrace The Season' Gala.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Reveals Cast & Creative Team for Eisa Davis' BULRUSHER

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has revealed the cast and creative team for Berkeley native Eisa Davis’ lyrical coming-of-age story, Bulrusher.
McCarter Theatre Center Opens 2023-2024 Theatre Series With BULRUSHER by Eisa Davis

McCarter Theatre Center opens their 2023-2024 Theatre Series with Eisa Davis’ Bulrusher, a transformational coming-of-age story filled to the brim with passion, humor, and even a touch of magic; on stage in the Berlind Theatre September 13 – October 7th. This is a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where the production will move after its run in Princeton.
World Premieres of BITE ME & MUNICH MEDEA: HAPPY FAMILY Set for WP Theater 2023-24 Season

WP Theater has announced its 2023-24 Season, which will feature two world premieres – Bite Me by Eliana Pipes, and munich medea: HAPPY FAMILY by Corinne Jaber – at WP Theater.
Feature: The VIPs Behind the Curtain! A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards

On Friday, May 19, 2023, one hour before the Drama League Awards, Board President Bonnie Comley, Kirk Iwanowski, Mary Jain, and the Board Hosted a VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards right next to the Ziegfeld Ballroom.
Michael Mayer-Helmed GALILEO World Premiere & More Set for Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2023/24 Season

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the seven productions that will make up the company’s 2023/24 season. See full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!

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