BWW Interview: Miranda Barnett of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Feb 17, 2020
HEDWIG is about East German born Hansel Schmidt who becomes Hedwig Robinson, the rock 'n roll goddess and 'internationally ignored song stylist.' Hedwig tells her story over the course of this rock/cabaret/stand-up comedy show - from a childhood on the other side of the Berlin Wall, to a botched sex-change operation, abandonment, betrayal, and the search for love and wholeness. It is heartbreaking, hilarious, and will make you want to headbang!
DCPA Has Announced the Creative Team for World Premiere of THEATER OF THE MIND by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Off-Center has announced the creative team for the world premiere immersive production Theater of the Mind, coming to Denver in August 2020, co-created by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and writer Mala Gaonkar.
BWW Interview: America's Got Talent Drag Singer Delighted Tobehere on Starring in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Dec 18, 2019
'I think anyone who loves to laugh, loves to love, and loves a little rock n roll will fall in love with HEDWIG.'
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 6 New Commissions For Acclaimed American Revolutions Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival today announced six new commissions as part of American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, OSF's multi-decade program of commissioning and developing 37 new plays about moments of change in United States history. The commissioned artists are Zakiyyah Alexander, Jaclyn Backhaus, E. M. Lewis, Mary Katheryn Nagle, Sara Nović, and Sanaz Toossi.
Photo Flash: Inside Clubbed Thumb's Gala Honoring Heidi Schreck and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Clubbed Thumb held their gala earlier this week, honoring playwrights Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me), Jaclyn Backhaus (Men on Boats), and Sarah DeLappe (The Wolves) and their feminist disruption of the American theatre. Special guests for the evening included Tatiana Maslany, Lila Neugebauer, Grace Gummer, Pam MacKinnon and Anne Kauffman, among others.
MTC Announces Lineup For 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series; Works by Jaclyn Backhaus, Lauren Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club announces the lineup for the 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series.
Photo Flash: Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus Receive 2018 Horton Foote Prize
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
Yesterday, October 15th at The Lotos Club (5 East 66th Street, New York City), the 2018 recipients of the biennial Horton Foote Prize, were celebrated for excellence in American theater. The 2018 Prize for Outstanding New American Play, presented to a work produced in the 2016-17 or 2017-18 seasons, was awarded to Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. The 2018 Prize for Promising New American Play, presented to a previously unproduced work, was awarded to India Pale Ale by Jaclyn Backhaus.
Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
Mari Marchbanks announced today the 2018 recipients of the biennial Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the late playwright, which recognizes excellence in American theater. The 2018 Prize for Outstanding New American Play, presented to a work produced in the 2016-17 or 2017-18 seasons, is awarded to Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. The 2018 Prize for Promising New American Play, presented to a previously unproduced work, is awarded to India Pale Ale by Jaclyn Backhaus.
The Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub Join Forces
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Joe's Pub at The Public join forces once again for the Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Under the tutelage of Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center, and Shanta Thake, Director of Joe's Pub, the program serves as an incubator for artists and their collaborators to create and develop music and theater projects. The program will be held in the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio (300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA) from June 18-30 with Public Readings, free and open to the public, on June 29 and 30. Readings will be followed by Q&A sessions with the artists.
BWW Review: Warehouse Theatre's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Demands to be Seen
by Neil Shurley - Jun 11, 2018
Immersive, irreverent, and almost anarchic, this show demands your attendance.
Tickets Now On Sale For CORKSCREW THEATER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
"Packed with young talent…in the risk-taking venture that is summer festival-going, encountering talent you want to see more of is a worthy payoff." - Laura Collins-Hughes,The New York Times
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Skewers Politics And Democracy
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
The Warehouse Theatre closes out its 44th Main Stage Season with the rock and roll musical satire, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, featuring members of the original Broadway production team.
CORKSCREW THEATER FESTIVAL Returns For Second Season This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
Following a well-attended and critically-acclaimed inaugural year, Corkscrew Theater Festival returns for a second annual season, running July 9 - August 5 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan). This summer theater festival provides early-career artists with a high level of production support and features five world premieres and four readings performed in repertory over four weeks. Special attention has been given to theater makers who are developing work through robust and innovative collaborative models.
Actors Bridge, Belmont University Theatre Celebrate 11th Collaboration With MEN ON BOATS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 2, 2018
Leah Lowe directs Jaclyn Backhaus' Men on Boats as Actors Bridge Ensemble and Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance celebrate their 11th annual collaborative production with the Nashville premiere, running April 13-15 and April 19-22 at the Belmont Black Box Theater.
First Ever FRESH GROUND PEPPER FESTIVAL Announced in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018
Fresh Ground Pepper (FGP), a New York City based arts incubator in its 10th season of instigating and presenting new work, is proud to announce its first ever multi-week emerging arts festival at The New Ohio Theatre from April 10 through 21, 2018. The inaugural FGP Festival will present art parties, new works-in-progress, and workshop productions that span genre, form, and interactivity, including new works of performance, visual art, comedy, music, immersive theatre, board gaming, and literature.
Photo Flash: THE BROBOT JOHNSON Experience Thrills Brooklyn Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018
All For One Theater is thrilled to collaborate with Bushwick Starr (207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY between Irving and Wyckoff) in presenting The Brobot Johnson Experience, which received rave reviews including a "Critic's Pick" by Ben Brantley of the New York Times.
THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE Opens February 24 at the Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018
All For One Theater collaborates with Bushwick Starr (207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY between Irving and Wyckoff) in presenting The Brobot Johnson Experience, an Afrofuturism transmedia piece written by and starring award-winning solo performer, actor, and poet, Darian Dauchan, who has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and abroad. Directed by Andrew Scoville, The Brobot Johnson Experience opens Saturday, February 24th. The show will play a limited engagement through March 17th.
Photo Flash: Main Street Theater presents MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
Main Street Theater continues its 42nd Season with Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus - and it's played by all women. Men on Boats tells the story of Major John Wesley Powell's actual expedition of the Grand Canyon in 1869. The play depicts the amazing journey of these 10 explorers with all its humor and wonder and danger and excitement. It's an extraordinary adventure.
MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus Comes to Third Rail In March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Race down the rapids in this wildly, wonderful gender-bending escapade. Based (broadly) on the true adventures of the one-armed pioneering explorer John Wesley Powell and his intrepid crew, this gleefully subversive play capsizes the white male conquest narrative and discovers the beautifully fluid depth and courage of a wholly different landscape.
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