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[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2014]
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Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upco Photo Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upcoming Residency Lab
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Director of the Ground Floor Madeleine Oldham announced the Residency Lab participants and the return to full capacity of the Residency Lab portion of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

Ntozake Shange Social Justice Theater Residency Established by The Public Theater and Photo Ntozake Shange Social Justice Theater Residency Established by The Public Theater and Ntozake Shange Literary Trust
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

The Public Theater, the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the Ntozake Shange Literary Trust have announced the establishment of The Ntozake Shange Social Justice Theater Residency. This rotating two-year playwriting residency is named in honor of Public Theater artist and Barnard alumna (Class of 1970) Ntozake Shange.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Award Recipients -- Brittany K. Allen, Avi Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Award Recipients -- Brittany K. Allen, Avi Amon, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Paulo K Tiról
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year's recipients of their annual Awards, honoring playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists who show promise in their writing to invest in the future of theater through their stories.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Recipients Including Brittany K. Allen, Av Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Recipients Including Brittany K. Allen, Avi Amon, and More
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year’s recipients of their annual Awards, honoring playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists who show promise in their writing to invest in the future of theater through their stories.

Erika Dickerson-Despenza Awarded 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for CULLUD WATTAH Photo Erika Dickerson-Despenza Awarded 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for CULLUD WATTAH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021

The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza for her play about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, cullud wattah. Awarded annually since 1977, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is the largest and oldest international prize honoring Women+ playwrights.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Honors Bess Wohl With First-Ever Georgia Engel Comedy Pla Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Honors Bess Wohl With First-Ever Georgia Engel Comedy Playwriting Prize
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) honors the life and legacy of Emmy-nominated, Obie-Award-winning actress and comedian Georgia Engel with a new namesake Award for a playwright in comedy. The inaugural recipient is Bess Wohl (a?oeGrand Horizons,a?? a?oeSmall Mouth Sounds,a?? Make Believea??). 

Dramatists Guild of America Joins Dramatists Guild Foundation and the Lillys to Annou Photo Dramatists Guild of America Joins Dramatists Guild Foundation and the Lillys to Announce Their Annual Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2020

For the first time, the Dramatists Guild of America will join with the Dramatists Guild Foundation and the Lillys to announce their annual awards, which will be streamed across various platforms on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, beginning at 6pm EDT.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2020 Stephen Schwartz and Thom Thomas Award Win Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2020 Stephen Schwartz and Thom Thomas Award Winners
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2020

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year's recipients of the Stephen Schwartz and Thom Thomas Awards. Khiyon Hursey is the recipient of the Stephen Schwartz Award. Erika Dickerson-Despenza, Julia Meinwald, and Benjamin Velez are the first multiple honorees of the Thom Thomas Award

Photo Flash: Inside the DGF Salon Celebrating Oliver Houser and Riti Sachdeva Photo Photo Flash: Inside the DGF Salon Celebrating Oliver Houser and Riti Sachdeva
by Julie Musbach - Oct 8, 2019

Last night, The Dramatists Guild Foundation celebrated Oliver Houser and Riti Sachdeva, both alumni of the DGF Fellows program, at a salon hosted by Joan and George Hornig. Houser performed songs from his body of work and Sachdeva was presented with the Thom Thomas Award in front of attendees including Stephen Schwartz.

Diversionary Announces 34th Season Photo Diversionary Announces 34th Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2019

Diversionary has announced its 2019-2020 line up. It is Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow's fifth full season of programming. He has this to say about the season: 

Thom Thomas Videos

STAGE TUBE: BEACHES' Shoshana Bean Performs Acoustic Version of 'Wind Beneath My Wings'
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and runs through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart andThom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer(Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Show star Shoshana Bean is back at it with another entry in her backstage vlog, this time performing the show's anthem, 'Wind Beneath My Wings.'

STAGE TUBE: BEACHES' Shoshana Bean, Kamilah Marshall & Melanie Nyema Perform 'Quittin' Time' Backstage at Drury Lane
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2015

Show star Shoshana Bean is back at it with another entry in her backstage vlog, this time featuring Kamilah Marshall and Melanie Nyema performing 'Quittin' Time.' Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Show Swap! BEACHES' Whitney Bashor & Shoshana Bean Sing from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2015

Below,  the two leading ladies bring us a performance straight from Bean's dressing room. Watch as they perform Bashor's big song from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY- 'Another Life.'

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Drury Lane's BEACHES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 8, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and runs through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi Sing Duet from Signature Theatre's BEACHES
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2014

BEACHESThis spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women starsMara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress(Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. Click below to watch Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi sing 'What I Should Have Told Her' over footage from rehearsal!

AUDIO: First Listen- Alysha Umphress Sings 'The View From Up Here' from BEACHES
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2014

This spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre will present the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women will starMara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress(Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. Click below for a first listen to the song 'The View From Up Here', featuring Umphress!

AUDIO: First Listen- Mara Davi Sings 'A Bunch of Kids' from Signature Theatre's BEACHES
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2014

This spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre will present the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women will starMara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. Click below for a first listen to the song 'A Bunch of Kids', featuring Davi!

AUDIO: First Listen - Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi Sing 'Extraordinary' from Signature Theatre's BEACHES!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

This spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre will present the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women will star Mara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. Click below for a first listen to the song 'Extraordinary', featuring Umphress and Davi!