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Random Acts Announces Weekly Readings Celebrating Black History & Futures Photo Random Acts Announces Weekly Readings Celebrating Black History & Futures
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021

Fresh off the success of Random Acts' Recommended production of The Diplomats, which NewCity called 'timely as ever,' the company will present 2 PILOTS, 2 PLAYS, a reading series by Ben F. Locke. The scripts will be performed live over Zoom each Friday in February.

Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces Actors for Young Playwright Festival Photo Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces Actors for Young Playwright Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2020

Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the actor lineup for the 34th Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) streaming virtually January 7 - 31, 2021. This year’s Festival features three one-act plays, written by students from Kenwood Academy, Lane Tech College Prep and The University of Chicago Laboratory.

Greta Thunberg-Meets-Sondheim In New Musical TREES Photo Greta Thunberg-Meets-Sondheim In New Musical TREES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2020

Greta Thunberg-meets-Sondheim in the World Premiere of ‚ÄčTREES‚Äč, a new musical with music and lyrics by Mur. Filmed and produced by wild project, this video-on-demand will be available for viewing beginning Friday, December 18 and be available to view through December 24‚Äč.

Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces Young Playwright Festival Winners Photo Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces Young Playwright Festival Winners
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2020

Pegasus Theatre Chicago proudly presents the 34th Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) which selects winning high school-age scribes to apprentice with theatre professionals to workshop and produce their plays.

1st Stage Announces New Commission Of Solo Work From Brilliant Playwrights And Creat Photo 1st Stage Announces New Commission Of Solo Work From Brilliant Playwrights And Creators 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

During this uncertain time for the nation and the arts community, 1st Stage remains committed to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers. Despite the prolonged theatre closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company delights in bringing you the same quality of beautiful, emotional, relatable stories that you could have otherwise seen on our stage.

1st Stage Announces Session Two Of The Virtual Classroom Photo 1st Stage Announces Session Two Of The Virtual Classroom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020

Following the overwhelming success of the first round of courses, 1st Stage is excited to announce the launch of Session Two of its Virtual Classroom, with twelve new theater education courses taught by experts in the field. The new courses will run September 28-November 8, 2020.

1st Stage Announces Season Updates and Programming Additions Photo 1st Stage Announces Season Updates and Programming Additions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020

Keeping in mind the health and safety of their staff, performers, and patrons, 1st Stage has decided to begin its next season in February of 2021. Join 1st Stage in February, April, and May for three fantastic full-length productions, and in July 2021 for the return of the groundbreaking Logan Festival of Solo Performance.

1st Stage Announces Updates To 2019-2020 Season And Reveals New 2020-2021 Season Photo 1st Stage Announces Updates To 2019-2020 Season And Reveals New 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020

1st Stage will remain closed in compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines until it is safe to welcome audiences back to the theatre. Programming changes have been necessitated by this prolonged closure.

1st Stage Suspends Upcoming Productions Photo 1st Stage Suspends Upcoming Productions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020

In response to new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and local and state governments, 1st Stage is pausing all productions and closing the theatre to the public effective immediately.

1st Stage's Production Of A NEW BRAIN Opens In Tysons! Photo 1st Stage's Production Of A NEW BRAIN Opens In Tysons!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

From the Tony Award-winning author William Finn and James Lapine comes an energetic, sardonic, and comical musical. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his nearest and dearest. When what was thought to be a life-threatening neurological disorder turns out to be treatable, Gordon is grateful for a second chance to create his own art.

THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.

1st Stage's Co-Production Of THE ROYALE Opens In Tysons Photo 1st Stage's Co-Production Of THE ROYALE Opens In Tysons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

Jay a?oeThe Sporta?? Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, but in the racially segregated world of boxing in 1905, the odds are stacked against him. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for a?oethe fight of the century,a?? a?oeThe Sporta?? might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion. Inspired by the real-life experiences of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion, The Royale is an a?oearresting productiona??.a stylized blow by blow of a fight that still rages today.a?? (The Washington Post).

Photo Flash: First Look at AIRNESS at 1st Stage Photo Photo Flash: First Look at AIRNESS at 1st Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2019

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend; it's about finding yourself and performing with raw joy. Airness is ‚Äúunmitigated pleasure... filled with dignity and delight‚ÄĚ (Chicago Reader). Airness is a regional premiere co-production with Keegan Theatre. The production will transfer from Keegan to 1st Stage and begin performances on December 5 at 1st Stage's theatre space.

Celebrated AIRNESS Co-Production Comes To 1st Stage Photo Celebrated AIRNESS Co-Production Comes To 1st Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend; it's about finding yourself and performing with raw joy. Airness is a?oeunmitigated pleasurea?? filled with dignity and delighta?? (Chicago Reader). Airness is a regional premiere co-production with Keegan Theatre. The production will transfer from Keegan to 1st Stage and begin performances on December 5 at 1st Stage's theatre space.

VIDEO: Jennifer Aniston and Billy Crudup Perform Sing from SWEENEY TODD on THE MORNIN Photo VIDEO: Jennifer Aniston and Billy Crudup Perform Sing from SWEENEY TODD on THE MORNING SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2019

Episode five of Apple TV+'s The Morning Show features a musical duet performed by Jennifer Aniston and Billy Crudup of 'Not While I'm Around' from Stephen Sondheim's 'Sweeney Todd.'

1st Stage Extends TRYING Through November 3 Photo 1st Stage Extends TRYING Through November 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theatre, announces the extension of their critically acclaimed production of Trying until November 3.

THE ROYALE Begins After 1-Week Delay At Olney Theatre Center Photo THE ROYALE Begins After 1-Week Delay At Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

Olney Theatre Center and 1st Stage's co-production of The Royale by Marco Ramirez and directed by Paige Hernandez begins its delayed run on Wednesday, October 2 at 1:45pm. The original first week of performances were cancelled when the actor had to withdraw for medical reasons just prior to the first scheduled performance.

BWW Review: TRYING at 1st Stage Photo BWW Review: TRYING at 1st Stage
by Jenny Minich - Sep 24, 2019

In TRYING, Judge Biddle and Sarah do battle with the prejudices that stem from their 56-year age gap.

1st Stage Opens Season 12 With Regional Premiere Of TRYING Photo 1st Stage Opens Season 12 With Regional Premiere Of TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

The regional premier of this two-hander explores the author's real experience working for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, DC from 1967-1968. Judge Biddle, Former Attorney General of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt and Chief Judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg is notoriously hard on his staff as he tries to cement his legacy. Can the old, Philadelphia aristocrat and his young, Canadian assistant bridge the generational divide and come to understand one another in this a?oecomic and touching' play (The New York Times)?

Sports And Race Face Off In The Ring For The Regional Premiere Of THE ROYALE By Marc Photo Sports And Race Face Off In The Ring For The Regional Premiere Of THE ROYALE By Marco Ramirez
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Olney Theatre Center and 1st Stage combine forces to co-produce the first show of the 2019 - 20 Season in the Olney Theatre's Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab: The Royale by Marco Ramirez, directed and choreographed by Paige Hernandez. Inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion boxer, the New York Times praised Ramirez's play that a?oeboldly takes on and reorients a familiar genre and a familiar tale.a?? The area premiere runs at Olney Theatre Center September 25 - October 27, 2019 with Invited Press Night on Saturday, September 28 at 7:45pm. The production, with the same actors and set, moves to 1st Stage for a run January 30 - February 23, 2020

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