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10th Season Of United Solo Festival Opens Tonight10th Season Of United Solo Festival Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

The wait is finally over for the 10th anniversary of United Solo. With its most ambitious lineup yet, United Solo will once again unite solo performers from six continents in the heart of New York's theatre district. Over 130 productions will be presented at this year's United Solo, the largest festival of its kind in the world, celebrating its first decade of taking solo theatre to new heights. With up to five performances each day until November 24 at Theatre Row, this year's robust selection of one-person shows will attract thousands of theatregoers. Over 20 performances have sold out in advance, with more expected to follow. The festival will grant additional performance dates to its most popular productions. In addition to performances, United Solo also offers Master Classes with world-famous theatre creators and recognized experts, including acclaimed director Austin Pendleton, who will give his Master Class on October 8, with more Master Classes to follow. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 18- Happy Birthday, Anna Deavere Smith!VIDEO: On This Day, September 18- Happy Birthday, Anna Deavere Smith!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2019

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of playwright, activist, actor, and educator, Anna Deavere Smith. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith To Be Atlantic Council's First Artist In ResidenceAnna Deavere Smith To Be Atlantic Council's First Artist In Residence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Actress, Playwright, Teacher, and Author, Anna Deavere Smith, will be formally announced as the Atlantic Council's first Artist in Residence at the tenth annual Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards. (more...)

Crowded Fire Announces 2020 SeasonCrowded Fire Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Crowded Fire's Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 2020 mainstage season lineup including two new plays that uphold the company's long tradition of collaborative work and boundary-pushing theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: See the Stars Come Out to Celebrate Jonathan Larson's Legacy at the American Theatre Wing 2019 GalaPhoto Coverage: See the Stars Come Out to Celebrate Jonathan Larson's Legacy at the American Theatre Wing 2019 Gala
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2019

Last night was the American Theatre Wing's 2019 Gala, celebrating Jonathan Larson! Stars in attendance included Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Joe Iconis, Brandon Victor Dixon, Christopher Jackson, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Karen Olivo, Jenn Colella, and many more! (more...)

Photo Flash: FIRES IN THE MIRROR Begins Epic's Eighth SeasonPhoto Flash: FIRES IN THE MIRROR Begins Epic's Eighth Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Epic Theatre Company begins its eighth season this September with Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities which will kick off a season that concludes a three-year examination of power in America. (more...)

Signature's FIRES IN THE MIRROR Extends Into DecemberSignature's FIRES IN THE MIRROR Extends Into December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director) has announced that its production of Fires in the Mirror, written by MacArthur Genius Fellow Anna Deavere Smith, featuring Michael Benjamin Washington, and directed by Saheem Ali, has been extended by one week and will now play throughDecember 1, 2019. The production begins performances on October 22 with a November 11th opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10thAvenues). (more...)

Nominees Of The 2019 United Solo Special Award AnnouncedNominees Of The 2019 United Solo Special Award Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is proud to present the nominees of the 2019 United Solo Special Award. The Special Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding solo performers. These are artists who create captivating performances outside the United Solo Festival and have brought the art of solo theatre to new heights. It is United Solo's mission to provide a platform to solo artists who are committed to creating solo theatre that focuses on the uniqueness of the human being. These artists have pushed the boundaries of solo theatre in unique ways and the Special Award will honor an artist whose work in the last year deserves particular recognition. Previous recipients of the Special Award include Anna Deavere Smith (2010), Patti LuPone (2011), John Leguizamo (2012), Fiona Shaw (2013), Billy Crystal (2014), James Lecesne (2015), Staceyann Chin (2016), Michael Moore (2017), and Renée Taylor (2018). (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works Takes SEVEN on 27 Venue TourL.A. Theatre Works Takes SEVEN on 27 Venue Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Beginning Oct. 12,L.A. Theatre Works will bring its signature style of radio-theater to 27 venues across the U.S. as part of the company's 16th annual national tour. Alexis Jacknow (LATW recordings of Tribes, Together Tonight and the Audie Award-winning Hound of the Baskervilles) directs Seven, a riveting documentary play by seven female writers, based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia. (more...)

Kesselring Prize for Playwriting Awarded to Inda Craig-GalvánKesselring Prize for Playwriting Awarded to Inda Craig-Galván
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

The National Arts Club (NAC) has selected Inda Craig-Galván as the recipient of the 2019 Kesselring Prize for playwriting. Since 1980, the $25,000 award has been presented to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition. (more...)

Court Theatre Welcomes New Artistic, Administrative StaffCourt Theatre Welcomes New Artistic, Administrative Staff
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Court Theatre has appointed three new individuals to its staff. Regina Victor joins Court as their first-ever Associate Producer, while Andrew Berg will serve as the theatre's Director of Development, and Gabrielle Randle will conduct research in conjunction with Court's Oedipus Trilogy as an Artistic Fellow. (more...)

Casting Announced for Signature's FIRES IN THE MIRRORCasting Announced for Signature's FIRES IN THE MIRROR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced casting and the creative team for Fires in the Mirror, by Obie, Drama Desk and MacArthur Award winner Anna Deavere Smith, featuring Michael Benjamin Washington (The Boys in the Band) and and directed by Saheem Ali. (more...)

Epic Theatre Co Kicks Off Eighth Season with FIRES IN THE MIRROREpic Theatre Co Kicks Off Eighth Season with FIRES IN THE MIRROR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Epic Theatre Company begins its eighth season this September with Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities which will kick off a season that concludes a three-year examination of power in America. (more...)

BWW Review: SEVEN at Last Act Theatre Company: Powerful, Uncompromising, and NecessaryBWW Review: SEVEN at Last Act Theatre Company: Powerful, Uncompromising, and Necessary
by Madelyn Geyer - Aug 14, 2019

Seven women. Seven unflinching stories. Last Act Theatre Company powerfully stages SEVEN, a documentary play. Seven actresses command the stage representing real-life woman who, after enduring unspeakable hardships, devoted their entire lives to empowering fellow women and enacting positive change in their communities. As I experienced it, I realized this isn't a play to entertain but to inspire and bring awareness to these women and their causes; what they've done and what they continue to do. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works To Record 7 Plays In 2019-20, Embark On 16th Annual National TourL.A. Theatre Works To Record 7 Plays In 2019-20, Embark On 16th Annual National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

L.A. Theatre Works has announced its 2019-20 season of seven plays, each of which will be recorded in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast and online distribution. Performances take place at the James Bridges Theater, located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company will introduce audiences to its signature style of radio theater at venues across the country during its 16th annual national tour. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Appoints Jane Chu, Clint Ramos and More to Board and Advisory CommitteeAmerican Theatre Wing Appoints Jane Chu, Clint Ramos and More to Board and Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

The American Theatre Wing announces new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee (more...)

Leading Brooklyn Arts Institution 651 Arts Announces New Executive DirectorLeading Brooklyn Arts Institution 651 Arts Announces New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

651 ARTS, Brooklyn's premier organization for the African Diasporic arts, today announced the appointment of seasoned nonprofit arts leader David J. Roberts as the renowned institution's new Executive Director. The selection of Roberts follows an extensive nationwide search led by cultural consulting firm CJAM Consulting, LLC and 651's Board of Directors. Roberts, who succeeds former Executive Director Shay Wafer, will report to the Board of Directors and will officially assume the role in August, 2019.  (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Continues Its 45th Season With THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWANCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Continues Its 45th Season With THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666. (more...)

BWW Review: LET ME DOWN EASY is a Moving Contemplation of Health, Life, Sickness, and Death, at Profile TheatreBWW Review: LET ME DOWN EASY is a Moving Contemplation of Health, Life, Sickness, and Death, at Profile Theatre
by Krista Garver - May 30, 2019

LET ME DOWN EASY is a series of 20 monologues about life, health, sickness, and death. It's one of the best shows of the year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amber Iman OO-BLA-DEE at Two River Theater 6/8 to 6/30BWW Interview: Amber Iman OO-BLA-DEE at Two River Theater 6/8 to 6/30
by Marina Kennedy - May 27, 2019

TRT closes their 20182019 season with 'Oo-Bla-Dee' by Regina Taylor from June 8 to June 30. The production is directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and features original music by Diedre L. Murray with original lyrics by Regina Taylor. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Amber Iman who is playing Luna C in the show. (more...)

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