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Bio:
LCT: Junk, Disgraced (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony nomination; Broadway and LCT3), The Who & The What (LCT3). Other plays include The Invisible Hand (Obie Award; Oliver, Evening Standard noms.). As a novelist, he is the author of American Dervish (Little, Brown & Co.), published in over 20 lan- ... (read more)
 

Bio:
LCT: Junk, Disgraced (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony nomination; Broadway and LCT3), The Who & The What (LCT3). Other plays include The Invisible Hand (Obie Award; Oliver, Evening Standard noms.). As a novelist, he is the author of American Dervish (Little, Brown & Co.), published in over 20 lan- ... (read more)
Milwaukee Rep Reveals New Strategic Plan, Logo And Website Milwaukee Rep Reveals New Strategic Plan, Logo And Website
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the largest performing arts organization in the state of Wisconsin, announces the launch of a new brand featuring a redesigned logo, website and hashtag #WeRepMilwaukee to support a newly adopted strategic plan.  These modifications come at a time when the growth trajectory of Milwaukee Rep has motivated Artistic Director Mark Clements, Executive Director Chad Bauman and the Board of Trustees to examine the position of the theater as a vital agent of positive change in Milwaukee and beyond. (more...)

Works by Ryan J. Haddad, Selina Fillinger and More to Be Showcased in MTC's 2020 Ted Snowdon Reading Series Works by Ryan J. Haddad, Selina Fillinger and More to Be Showcased in MTC's 2020 Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) has announced the lineup for the 2020 Ted Snowdon Reading Series. (more...)

Internships, Box Office Positions, Graphic Design, Auditions, More in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds 2/6 Internships, Box Office Positions, Graphic Design, Auditions, More in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 2/6/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

BWW Review: GOODNIGHT NOBODY at McCarter Theatre-A New Play Featuring Dana Delany BWW Review: GOODNIGHT NOBODY at McCarter Theatre-A New Play Featuring Dana Delany
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Jan 31, 2020

GOODNIGHT NOBODY, a new play by Rachel Bonds, now running at McCarter, is set in a farmhouse in upstate New York. The house belongs to Mara, played by Emmy-Award winner Dana Delany. Much of the plot revolves around her adult son and his friends, whose lives and yearnings are woven into her own; to one she is a mother, but to the others she is their lover, or potential mentor in art or parenting. (more...)

Incredible Theatre Opportunities on and off Stage in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 1/30 Incredible Theatre Opportunities on and off Stage in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 1/30/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

BWW TV: Highlights from GOODNIGHT NOBODY at McCarter Center BWW TV: Highlights from GOODNIGHT NOBODY at McCarter Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 17, 2020

The Big Chill meets This is Us in Rachel Bonds' play Goodnight Nobody. In this deeply moving and funny world premiere, a group of old friends reconnect after years apart. They reminisce with wild abandon, until the things they aren't telling each other come hurtling to the surface. The production runs January 10 through February 9 in McCarter's Berlind Theatre. More about the production at mccarter.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: McCarter Theatre Center Presents GOODNIGHT NOBODY Photo Flash: McCarter Theatre Center Presents GOODNIGHT NOBODY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020

The Big Chill meets This is Us in Rachel Bonds' play Goodnight Nobody. In this deeply moving and funny world premiere, a group of old friends reconnect after years apart. They reminisce with wild abandon, until the things they aren't telling each other come hurtling to the surface. The production runs January 10 through February 9 in McCarter's Berlind Theatre. More about the production at mccarter.org. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Presents GOODNIGHT NOBODY by Rachel Bonds McCarter Theatre Center Presents GOODNIGHT NOBODY by Rachel Bonds
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

The Big Chill meets This is Us in Rachel Bonds' play Goodnight Nobody. In this deeply moving and funny world premiere, a group of old friends reconnect after years apart. They reminisce with wild abandon, until the things they aren't telling each other come hurtling to the surface. The production runs January 10 through February 9 in McCarter's Berlind Theatre. More about the production at mccarter.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of GREATER CLEMENTS at LCT Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of GREATER CLEMENTS at LCT
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 10, 2019

Lincoln Center Theater presents Greater Clements a New Play by Samuel D. Hunter at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

PROOF Opens Tonight At The Kitchen Theatre Company PROOF Opens Tonight At The Kitchen Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

Next up at Kitchen Theatre Company is Proof, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play by David Auburn that explores what we inherit from our parents and what it takes to believe a woman when she doesn't have the physical proof to back up her words. Performances of Proof begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in the Percy Browning Performance Space on Saturday, November 23 and will run through Sunday, December 15. Thanks to the support of two sponsors and an anonymous donor, all three preview performances (11/23, 11/24, 11/25) will offer patrons the opportunity to a?oePay What You Want,a?? attending the performance for any price.  (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play SWEAT Makes Boston Premiere At Huntington Theatre Company Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play SWEAT Makes Boston Premiere At Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the Boston premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat.  This a?oebreathtakingly timelya?? (The Wall Street Journal), Tony Award-nominated play by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage will be directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced on Broadway). Sweat begins performances at the Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston) on Friday, January 31, 2020 and runs through Sunday, February 23, 2020. The official press opening night is Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Tickets are now available. (more...)


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Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Associate Will Present the First Public Reading Of New Play Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Associate Will Present the First Public Reading Of New Play
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

The first public reading of the new play, how to make an American Son,by Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) Artistic Associate and playwright christopher oscar peña, is at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18 at the Arizona State University Performing and Media Arts Building (APMA), Room 131. Parking is free in the lot on the corner of Rural and University. (more...)

PROOF Will Play At The Kitchen Theatre Company PROOF Will Play At The Kitchen Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

Next up at Kitchen Theatre Company is Proof, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play by David Auburn that explores what we inherit from our parents and what it takes to believe a woman when she doesn't have the physical proof to back up her words. Performances of Proof begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in the Percy Browning Performance Space on Saturday, November 23 and will run through Sunday, December 15. Thanks to the support of two sponsors and an anonymous donor, all three preview performances (11/23, 11/24, 11/25) will offer patrons the opportunity to 'Pay What You Want,' attending the performance for any price. (more...)

CSC Begins MACBETH Previews, Announces Timothy Douglas As Director Of Upcoming FRANKENSTEIN CSC Begins MACBETH Previews, Announces Timothy Douglas As Director Of Upcoming FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Classic Stage Company kicks off its 2019-20 season on Thursday, October 10, when previews begin for artistic director John Doyle's new staging of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, opening October 27 and running through December 15 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th St, New York). Today CSC announces that Timothy Douglas will direct Tristan Bernays' retelling of Frankenstein (beginning January 30), which the company will pair with Kate Hamill's reimagining of Dracula (starting January 14), directed by Sarna Lapine, to form a thrilling repertory cycle of adaptations of two legendary Gothic nightmares by emerging playwrights. (more...)

Alberta Theatre Projects Presents DISGRACED, a Hot-Button, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama Alberta Theatre Projects Presents DISGRACED, a Hot-Button, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama
by Vicki Trask - Oct 4, 2019

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer living on the Upper East side of Manhattan. He has also turned his back on his Muslim heritage. When he and his wife host a dinner party for Amir's rising African-American colleague and her Jewish husband, the evening gives way to a searing debate about race, privilege, politics and identity, taken on from a variety of cultural perspectives. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Tucker's FERN HILL Celebrates Opening Night Photo Flash: Michael Tucker's FERN HILL Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

59E59 Theaters is presenting the NYC premiere of FERN HILL, written by Michael Tucker and directed by Nadia Tass. Produced by Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions, Inc., FERN HILL began preview performances on Tuesday, September 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 20. The production opened on September 19. Scroll down for photos from the opening night party at The Bar Room. (more...)

Roundabout Announces Winners Of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading Series Roundabout Announces Winners Of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading Series. As part of the collaborative partnership between Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University, the reading series awards three playwrights from the current MFA program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as a reading in Roundabout's Rehearsal Hall, followed by a post-reading reception. Five finalists have also received cash prizes in recognition of their exceptional work. No other collaborative partnership in the New York area brings together an esteemed Ivy League MFA program with a Tony Award-winning, not-for-profit theatre. The reading series is made possible by a grant from The Tow Foundation.    (more...)

Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Hosts 12th Annual 'Mimi' Awards 1/13 Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Hosts 12th Annual 'Mimi' Awards 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the 12th-Annual a?oeMimia?? Awards will be presented on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Lincoln Center Theater. The a?oeMimia?? Awards are presented annually to honor the outstanding artistry and accomplishments of some of the most gifted American playwrights. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works To Record 7 Plays In 2019-20, Embark On 16th Annual National Tour L.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...)

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