VIDEO: Jon Norman Schneider Joins Milwaukee Rep's OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME Series
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
While the stages remain dark during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Milwaukee Rep is rallying its creative resources to bring the world-class theater audiences have come to know and love directly into homes. Over the next few weeks, Milwaukee Rep will bring theater from Our Home to Your Home in several unique ways.
Baumgartner and Quadracci Harned Family Team Up to Help Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
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Milwaukee Rep Brings Theater From 'Our Home to Your Home'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020
While the stages remain dark during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Milwaukee Rep is rallying its creative resources to bring the world-class theater audiences have come to know and love directly into homes.
Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Since its founding in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company has distinguished itself as one of the country's leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today. Building on the recent success of the Lortel Award-winner KPOP and Mike Lew's Teenage Dick, Ma-Yi is pleased to announce programming for its 30th anniversary season.
MIDNIGHT STREET Begins Previews Off-Broadway May 29th
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
MC Theatrical Productions today announced that it will present MIDNIGHT STREET, a dramatic new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Matt Castle, May 29th - June 22nd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). The official opening will be on Wednesday, June 5th at 7PM.
Ma-Yi Theater, The Award-Winning Off Broadway Company, Presents FRUITING BODIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Ma-Yi Theater Company - which previously announced that Shelley Butler will direct the world-premiere play FRUITING BODIES by Asian-American playwright Sam Chanse - proudly announces KIMIYE CORWIN (Noises Off, Henry VI), EMMA KIKUE (God Said This, Up the Hill), JEFFREY OMURA (House Rules, Hamlet) and THOM SESMA (Superhero, Pacific Overtures) will star in the Off-Broadway production, which begins previews on April 23 prior to its official press opening on April 28 at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street) in Manhattan.
THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: Nationals Opens 2019 Applications March 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Today, The 24 Hour Plays, in partnership with The New School for Drama, announced that the annual application for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals will be available starting March 11, 2019 and will run through April 1, 2019. The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals will take place in August in New York City.
Ma-Yi Theater Announces Complete Casting For FRUITING BODIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
Ma-Yi Theater Company - which previously announced that Shelley Butler will direct the world-premiere play FRUITING BODIES by Asian-American playwright Sam Chanse - proudly announces KIMIYE CORWIN (Noises Off, Henry VI), EMMA KIKUE (God Said This, Up the Hill), JEFFREY OMURA (House Rules, Hamlet) and THOM SESMA (Superhero, Sweeney Todd) will star in the Off-Broadway production, which begins previews on April 23 prior to its official press opening on April 28 at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street) in Manhattan.
The League Of Professional Theatre Women Announces The 2019 Theatre Women Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 TheatreWomen Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.
Meany Center's Creative Fellowships Initiative Announces Full Roster
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
The University of Washington has announced the complete roster of artists who have been selected as Creative Research Fellows as part of its first three-year Creative Fellowships Initiative. Funded by a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the interdisciplinary initiative will advance the field of performing arts by supporting artists in the development of new works and by integrating the performing arts disciplines into a broader context academically, artistically, and socially.
The Orchard Project Announces Abby Marcus As Its Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
The Orchard Project, the world-renowned theatre accelerator, is proud to announce the appointment of Abby Marcus as its Managing Director effective immediately.
LPTW Announces 2019 Theatre Women Awards At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 Theatre Women Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.
Katelynn Kenney's WENDELL & PAN To Premiere at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
The Tank in association with The Skeleton Rep(resents) will present the World Premiere of Wendell & Pan by Katelynn Kenney (2017 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist for Void), directed by Ria T. DiLullo at The Tank
Victory Gardens Announces New Lily Padilla Play In 2020 In A Co-world Premiere With The Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Victory Gardens Theater, with Actors Theatre of Louisville, to present the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself, written by Lily Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. How to Defend Yourself will be presented at the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays (March 21 - April 7, 2019) and as part of the Victory Gardens Theater 2019/2020 Season (January 24 - February 23, 2020).
Two Mile Hollow Upends Dysfunctional Family Stories With An All Asian American Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018
Leah Nanako Winkler injects the dysfunctional family genre with brutality, awe and compassion through a parody coupled with moments of disorienting sincerity in Two Mile Hollow. The story of the very White Donnellys is told with an all Asian American cast and presented by Artists at Play (AAP) as part of a series of world premieres across the country, each receiving numerous critical acclaim. AAP's production of Two Mile Hollow performs Oct. 11-Nov. 4 at the Lounge Theatre. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/AAPTMH.
BWW Review: THE ELECTRIC HARVEST at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Sep 17, 2018
Nineteenth-century mansions always put me in a good mood on a cool September night. If there is a good story to go along with said mansion, all the better. Actors Theatre of Louisville kicks off the fall and its New Play Project with A. Rey Pamatmat's The Electric Harvest, a site-specific one-act set in the Conrad Caldwell House in Saint James Court (the bartender gave us the low down on its haunted history), but this isn't a traditional haunting story or really anything you would expect from the setting. The actors inhabiting the mansion, we discover, are caught in a continuous death loop, killed and brought back to life by a flock creepy bird-like demons.
NNPN Welcomes Silk Road Rising, Company One, And City Theatre Company To The Core Membership
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
National New Play Network (NNPN), the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, has added three new Core Members: Silk Road Rising (Chicago), Company One (Boston), and City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh). As of the date of this release, NNPN has 114 Members Theaters, comprised of 32 Cores and 82 Associates.
Ma Yi Theater Company Announces Its 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
Ma-Yi Theater Company - which has had a breakout season with the award-winning success of the musical KPOP, and recently with Mike Lew's new play TEENAGE DICK (at The Public Theater) - announces its 2018-19 season of new works, according to the company's Producing Artistic Director, Ralph B. Peña. Among the offerings will be world-premieres of plays that have been created and developed through Ma-Yi's celebrated Writers Lab, which has the distinction of being a primary incubator of new Asian American theater and the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights in the world.
TEENAGE DICK Extends and Announces TalkBack Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
Ma-Yi Theater Company, in association with The Public Theater, is pleased to announce a two-week extension of TEENAGE DICK. The world premiere play by Mike Lew will now play through Sunday, July 29, 2018. (It was previously announced to close on Sunday, July 15).
May Adrales Receives The Alan Schneider Director Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Associate Artistic Director May Adrales is the recipient of this year's Alan Schneider Director Award. The award was presented late yesterday at Theatre Communications Group's national conference in St. Louis, MS. The award is designed to identify and assist exceptional directors whose talent has been demonstrated through work in specific regions, but who may not be well known nationally. With it comes a cash prize of $7,500, which may be used for travel, research or other activities specifically focused on the directing craft or related career opportunities.
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