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Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin performances for the free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub on Friday, September 1. (more...)

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret to Celebrate 4th Anniversary at UNDER St. MarksTen-Foot Rat Cabaret to Celebrate 4th Anniversary at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present The Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret's Fourth Anniversary Show! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

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Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Come Out for Good Causes at SPEAK UP, RISE UPPhoto Flash: Stars Come Out for Good Causes at SPEAK UP, RISE UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Speak Up, Rise Up, runs until Sunday, August 20 at the historic Connelly Theater in the East Village. The inaugural festival has featured 18 diverse solo and storytelling shows, and 7 community workshop performances over the past week. (more...)

Lilli Cooper and More Set for Blake Daniel's Laura Marling Concert at Joe's PubLilli Cooper and More Set for Blake Daniel's Laura Marling Concert at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Covering songs from Laura Marling's 6 critically acclaimed albums, Blake Daniel will tell stories of his 10-year relationship with New York in his first solo concert appearance. (more...)

Company of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFECompany of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following a successful summer run of Aaron Posner's play Life Sucks, Company of Fools' 22nd season of theatre continues this fall with a production of BRIGHT HALF LIFE by playwright Tanya Barfield. Company of Fools' Interim Artistic Director, Ilana Becker, will direct the play, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 14, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & MusicJACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Recognized by The Village Voice as 'Best Scrappy Brooklyn Theater' in their Best of 2016 issue, JACK presents a flurry of some of today's key experimenting artists in theater, dance and music, with new work by playwrights Virginia Grise, Azure Osborne-Lee, nicHi douglas, Karma Mayetand Justin Kuritzkes, by choreographer Nicole Bindler, and by composer Justin Hicks with director Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

Stripped Scripts to Premiere Kieron Barry's TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE at Theater 511Stripped Scripts to Premiere Kieron Barry's TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE at Theater 511
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stripped Scripts (with Executive Producer Greg Schaffert) will present the NYC Premiere of Kieron Barry's Tomorrow in the Battle, directed by Tana Sirois at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue), October 11-28. (more...)

Cortney Wolfson and More Set for YANDURA & MELOCIK: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE EXPOSITORY at Feinstein's/54 BelowCortney Wolfson and More Set for YANDURA & MELOCIK: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE EXPOSITORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cortney Wolfson, Dan DeLuca, and more in YANDURA & MELOCIK: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE EXPOSITORY as part of the New Writers at 54 summer series on August 28th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre CompanyThe Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

BREEDERS Comedy to Launch New Light Theater Project's NYC SeasonBREEDERS Comedy to Launch New Light Theater Project's NYC Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Light Theater Project will present the New York premiere of BREEDERS by Dan Giles, directed by Jaki Bradley. BREEDERS begins performances Thursday, September 21 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 14. Press opening is Wednesday, September 27 at 8 PM. (more...)

Casting Announced for the European Premiere of DOLPHINS AND SHARKSCasting Announced for the European Premiere of DOLPHINS AND SHARKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

"My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don't have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold my people doesn't mean I don't got African roots." (more...)

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ANTARCTICA Comes to Stage WestTHE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ANTARCTICA Comes to Stage West
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

What would bring you to the bottom of the world?  Scientific research?  A journey of self-discovery?  An escape from a world you don't fit into? Whatever the reasons, it will certainly be a life-changing experience, as we see in Mat Smart's funny and thoughtful The Royal Society of Antarctica, beginning a 5-week regional premiere run at Stage West on Thursday, August 24. (more...)

Lisa Kron's 2.5 MINUTE RIDE to Make Philly Area Premiere at Theatre HorizonLisa Kron's 2.5 MINUTE RIDE to Make Philly Area Premiere at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Theatre Horizon's season of #WomenWhoDare starts off with a moving story of one family's history and culture that is made huge and universal by the power of theatre. Lisa Kron's 2.5 Minute Ride will have it's Philadelphia-area premiere at the Norristown theatre from October 6 through October 29, 2017. (more...)

Festival d'Avignon Director Olivier Py to Make Rare U.S. Appearance as 'Miss Knife' at BAMFestival d'Avignon Director Olivier Py to Make Rare U.S. Appearance as 'Miss Knife' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

By day, one of the most respected stage directors, actors, writers, and impresarios in Europe; by night, a cabaret chanteuse expunging life's pain and love's agony-this unusual artistic double identity comes together when the director of Festival d'Avignon Olivier Py makes a rare US stage appearance in Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife. (more...)

Shuga Pie Supreme to Offer Queer CYMBELINE at The BrickShuga Pie Supreme to Offer Queer CYMBELINE at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Directed by Charles Quittner, Cymbeline the inaugural production of Shuga Pie Supreme, co-founded by Charles Quittner and Anne Ciarlone. The play runs August 20th, 21st, and 26th at The Brick as part of their Shakespeare in the Theater Festival. (more...)

Cast Set for All-Woman THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Chicago ShakespeareCast Set for All-Woman THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew with a powerhouse, all-woman cast-setting up a witty and thought-provoking debate on politics, power, and love. Framed as a performance by a band of Suffragettes with additional dialogue by Second City's Ron West, The Taming of the Shrew launches Chicago Shakespeare's 2017/18 Season in the Courtyard Theater, September 16-November 12, 2017. (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with AutismCast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Betsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia RepBetsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the Signature Season with Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall. (more...)

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