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New Musical Project THE TEN Currently in Development for Broadway - Listen to a Demo  Photo New Musical Project THE TEN Currently in Development for Broadway - Listen to a Demo Track Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022

Producers Ken Davenport and Primary Wave Music announced the development of The Ten, a new musical project inspired by the power and spiritual energy of gospel, featuring music that also draws from hip-hop, bluegrass, R&B, soul, and the blues.

World Premiere of MOSQUE4MOSQUE to be Presented by About Face Theatre in November Photo World Premiere of MOSQUE4MOSQUE to be Presented by About Face Theatre in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

About Face Theatre will open its 2022-2023 season with the world premiere of Omer Abbas Salem’s new play Mosque4Mosque, directed by Sophiyaa Nayar. Mosque4Mosque will be presented November 17 – December 17, 2022 at The Den Theatre.

Jackalope Theatre Company Announces Season 15 Photo Jackalope Theatre Company Announces Season 15
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

Jackalope Theatre Company has announced their return to in-person performances with their 2022/2023 season featuring the Among the Dead by Hansol Jung, directed by Jackalope Artistic Director Kaiser Ahmed*, and the world premiere of Pretty Shahid written by company member Omer Abbas Salem*, and directed by Sophiyaa Nayar.

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard's THE FIRST STONE to Have World Premiere at of Buddies in  Photo Donna-Michelle St. Bernard's THE FIRST STONE to Have World Premiere at of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

Opening its 44th season, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre will present an epic production of a new play by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, The First Stone. The production runs October 2-16.

About Face Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Two World Premiere Plays & Mo Photo About Face Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Two World Premiere Plays & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

About Face Theatre has announced plans for its 28th season. Dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ equity through community building, education, and performance, AFT will present two world-premiere stage productions at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park, as well as educational workshops for in-development projects.

SHE'S NOT THERE Comes to Theatre West This Month Photo SHE'S NOT THERE Comes to Theatre West This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

​​​​​​​She's Not There is about Rob and Anna. When Rob meets Anna, he thinks she is the one. When Anna meets Rob, she thinks she can finally be happy. But there is a third party in the relationship that may destroy their union. Every night a shadowy monster called The Form seeps from the walls of Anna's apartment and tries to kill her. This play anthropomorphizes depression and explores how mental illness can devastate a person and the lives of those around them.

Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Aw Photo Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced further recipients for their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe’s Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Staged Reading Of Exal Iraheta's HONGO Comes to Chance Theater in August Photo Staged Reading Of Exal Iraheta's HONGO Comes to Chance Theater in August
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2022

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, will present a staged reading of a brand new mind-bending play as part of the 2022 OTR New Works Series.

The Chicago Premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES Is Performing At The Photo The Chicago Premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES Is Performing At The Story Theatre This Summer
by Grace Cutler - Jul 1, 2022

The Story Theatre will present the Chicago premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES, written and directed by Chicago playwright and Governing Ensemble Member Terry Guest. This new play, which explores rebellion and Black liberation through the lens of the French Revolution, will play June 30 – July 17, 2022.

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Presents The Julia De Burgos Cohort Photo The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Presents The Julia De Burgos Cohort
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab, an organization that develops and advocates for new Latiné-written works of musical theatre in order to radically change who gets to tell musical stories on stages across the country, is presenting its inaugural Julia de Burgos Cohort.

Playwrights Unit Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, May 31 - THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, May 31 - THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway

by Stage Tube - May 31, 2020

On this day in 2018, Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play, The Boys in the Band returned to Broadway, directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, 

VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND Audience Heckling and Leonard Nimoy  Videoplay
VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND Audience Heckling and Leonard Nimoy On TONIGHT SHOW

by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2018

Zachary Quinto talks about rolling with intense heckling during his Broadway show, The Boys in the Band, and paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy by hosting a reboot of the classic series In Search Of for the History channel.

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Reveals How the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND Remain Profession Videoplay
VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Reveals How the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND Remain Professional & More on THE LATE SHOW

by Macon Prickett - Jul 10, 2018

THE BOYS IN THE BAND star Andrew Rannells tells Stephen Colbert how he and co-star Jim Parsons are finding ways to keep the run interesting, on and off the stage on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch the clip below! 

VIDEO: Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells Talk Theatre Etiquette, Awkward Headshots, & Mo Videoplay
VIDEO: Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells Talk Theatre Etiquette, Awkward Headshots, & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE

by Macon Prickett - Jun 15, 2018

The Boys in the Band stars Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells share their dislike for theatre audience members who let their cell phones ring during a live performance, and more on Watch What Happens Live! Check out the clip below!

VIDEO: Jim Parsons of THE BOYS IN THE BAND Talks Breaking His Foot During Curtain Cal Videoplay
VIDEO: Jim Parsons of THE BOYS IN THE BAND Talks Breaking His Foot During Curtain Call and More on The Tonight Show

by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2018

Jim Parsons, currently starring in The Boys in the Band on Broadway, visited The Tonight Show last night. Watch as Parsons chats with Jimmy about his lovely rained out wedding day at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and why he thanked Britney Spears in his GLAAD Media Awards speech. Parsons also explains how he broke his foot during a curtain call for The Boys in the Band, and gets a functional candy cane from Jimmy and chats about his film A Kid Like Jake.

VIDEO: THE BOYS IN THE BAND STAR Jim Parsons Chats A KID LIKE JAKE, His Pets, & More  Videoplay
VIDEO: THE BOYS IN THE BAND STAR Jim Parsons Chats A KID LIKE JAKE, His Pets, & More on THE ELLEN SHOW

by Macon Prickett - Jun 5, 2018

Emmy winner Jim Parsons explained to Ellen what it was like to celebrate his first wedding anniversary with his partner of 16 years, his new movie 'A Kid Like Jake,' and being apprehensive about having a judgmental pussycat in the house on The Ellen Show!

VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks History of BOYS IN THE BAND, Calls It 'Gay Summer Camp' O Videoplay
VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks History of BOYS IN THE BAND, Calls It 'Gay Summer Camp' On LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN

by Stage Tube - May 30, 2018

Zachary Quinto, currently starring in The Boys in the Band on Broadway, appeared this morning on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN. Quinto talked about his current Broadway role. Watch the clips below!

VIDEO: Jim Parsons Discusses His Foot Injury, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, & More on LIVE wi Videoplay
VIDEO: Jim Parsons Discusses His Foot Injury, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, & More on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

by Macon Prickett - May 29, 2018

Jim Parsons visits Kelly and Ryan to discuss 'The Boys in the Band', how he injured his leg after one of the shows, the Big Bang Theory, & more!

VIDEO: Matt Bomer Plays Charades With Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Videoplay
VIDEO: Matt Bomer Plays Charades With Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show

by Stage Tube - May 22, 2018

Matt Bomer, currently starring in The Boys in the Band, appeared on last night's Tonight Show. During the show, Jimmy Fallon and Emilia Clarke have a showdown with Matt and The Roots' Tarik Trotter in a competitive game of charades. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Star Trek 4, and More on The Late S Videoplay
VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Star Trek 4, and More on The Late Show

by Stage Tube - May 22, 2018

Zachary Quinto, currently starring in The Boys in the Band on Broadway, appeared last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Quinto talked about his current Broadway role, the rumored Star Trek 4 film, and his thoughts on if there is life on other planets. Watch the clip below!