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Bess Wohl’s plays include SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS (featured in top ten lists in The New York Times, The Guardian, New York Post, and others, currently on a national tour), AMERICAN HERO, BARCELONA (multiple Ovation Award nominations), TOUCHED, IN, CATS TALK BACK and PRETTY FILTHY, in collaboration with ... (read more)
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Bess Wohl’s plays include SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS (featured in top ten lists in The New York Times, The Guardian, New York Post, and others, currently on a national tour), AMERICAN HERO, BARCELONA (multiple Ovation Award nominations), TOUCHED, IN, CATS TALK BACK and PRETTY FILTHY, in collaboration with ... (read more)
The Civilians Presents Claire Kiechel's PAUL SWAN IS DEAD AND GONEThe Civilians Presents Claire Kiechel's PAUL SWAN IS DEAD AND GONE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The Civilians, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Steve Cosson and Managing Director Margaret Moll, is proud to present the world premiere of Paul Swan is Dead and Gone by Claire Kiechel, a former member of The Civilians' R&D Group where the play was first developed. Directed by Cosson and starring Tony Torn as the real-life Paul Swan, the production marks Kiechel's New York debut and runs April 25 - May 19, with an opening night set for May 1. For an audience of only 30, the intimate and immersive performance takes place at Torn Page (435 West 22nd Street, Manhattan), a salon-style performance space located inside a historic Chelsea townhouse originally purchased by Torn's parents, Geraldine Page and Rip Torn. (more...)

MTC Announces Full Cast For CONTINUITYMTC Announces Full Cast For CONTINUITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce the complete casting for the world premiere of Continuity, the new play by Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominee Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds, American Hero) and directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). The production will feature Max Baker (1984, The Explorers Club), Jasmine Batchelor (The River), Rosal Colon ('Orange is the New Black,' Between Riverside and Crazy), Curran Connor (Pidgeon, A Picture of Autumn), Garcia ('Tales of the City'), Darren Goldstein (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, The Madrid), Alex Hurt (Cardinal, The Whirligig) and Megan Ketch (The Big Wedding, 'American Gothic'). (more...)

Alliance 51 Announces Lineup for 2019/2020 SeasonAlliance 51 Announces Lineup for 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are pleased to announce the productions of the Theater's 51st season.  Since opening in 1968 the Alliance has been dedicated to expanding hearts and minds on stage and off with diverse programming for all ages.  The 2019/20 season marks the Alliance's first full season back in its transformed performance space, the newly opened Coca-Cola Stage. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 3/27: THE PRINCESS BRIDE Finds a Writing Team, AIN'T NO MO Opens and More!Wake Up With BWW 3/27: THE PRINCESS BRIDE Finds a Writing Team, AIN'T NO MO Opens and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news. Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here! (more...)

Second Stage Announces TAKE ME OUT Revival, Premieres From Tracy Letts, Bess Wohl, and More For 2019-2020 SeasonSecond Stage Announces TAKE ME OUT Revival, Premieres From Tracy Letts, Bess Wohl, and More For 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Second Stage Theater has announced five initial productions for its upcoming 2019-2020 Season, including two world premieres and three productions at its Broadway home, The Hayes Theater.  (more...)

Sharon Millerchip And Amber McMahon To Star In Darlinghurst Theatre Company SMALL MOUTH SOUNDSSharon Millerchip And Amber McMahon To Star In Darlinghurst Theatre Company SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Sharon Millerchip and Amber McMahon will star in Darlinghurst Theatre Company's Australian premiere production of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl. (more...)

Tickets On Sale To MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE At The Mad Ones And EnsemblTickets On Sale To MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE At The Mad Ones And Ensembl
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Ars Nova, "one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies" (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is proud to announce that tickets are on sale for Mrs. Murray's Menagerie, created by The Mad Ones and Phillip James Brannon, Brad Heberlee, Carmen M. Herlihy and January LaVoy. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie kicks-off Ars Nova at Greenwich House and marks The Mad Ones' first production since their critically acclaimed play Miles For Mary. (more...)

Christie Evangelisto And Bennett Leak Join Artistic Staff At Second Stage TheaterChristie Evangelisto And Bennett Leak Join Artistic Staff At Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) will welcome two new Associate Artistic Directors to the staff. Beginning next month, Christie Evangelisto and Bennett Leak will join the artistic staff of the acclaimed company, working under 2ST President and Artistic Director Carole Rothman. A third Associate Artistic Director will be named in the coming weeks. (more...)

A  Quirky, Compassionate (Almost) Silent Play Announced At Thalia's UmbrellaA Quirky, Compassionate (Almost) Silent Play Announced At Thalia's Umbrella
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Thalia's Umbrella is thrilled to present the Seattle premiere of Bess Wohl's (mostly) silent comedy Small Mouth Sounds at 12th Avenue Arts April 18 to May 11, 2019. (more...)

LITTLE KNOWN FACTS LIVE Podcast Series Returns to Atlantic Theater Company This SpringLITTLE KNOWN FACTS LIVE Podcast Series Returns to Atlantic Theater Company This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that Little Known Facts at Atlantic, a live podcast hosted by Ilana Levine, will be returning as a full series this spring. Little Known Facts at Atlantic was originally presented as a one night only event featuring Atlantic Ensemble member Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson. Following the first event's success, three additional live podcasts have been announced. (more...)

Bay Area Premiere of Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO Begins March 7th at Custom Made TheatreBay Area Premiere of Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO Begins March 7th at Custom Made Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Custom Made Theatre Co. presents the Bay Area Premiere of Bess Wohl's comedy "American Hero" which runs March 7th through April 6th at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter St. in San Francisco, just one block north of Union Square. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald & More Celebrate Williamstown Theatre Festival at 2019 GalaPhoto Coverage: Audra McDonald & More Celebrate Williamstown Theatre Festival at 2019 Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 12, 2019

Just last night, Williamstown Theatre Festival celebrated its annual Gala: "An Evening with Audra McDonald" honoring WTF Board Chairman Matt Harris with special appearances by Eden Espinosa, Jessica Hechtand Martyna Majok. Check out photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

Ars Nova At Greenwich House Launches With World Premiere Of MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIEArs Nova At Greenwich House Launches With World Premiere Of MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Ars Nova, "one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies" (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is proud to kick-off Ars Nova at Greenwich House with the world premiere commission of Mrs. Murray's Menagerie, created by The Mad Ones and Phillip James Brannon, Brad Heberlee, Carmen M. Herlihy and January LaVoy. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie marks The Mad Ones' first production since their critically acclaimed play Miles For Mary and celebrates 10 years of "triumphantly original" and "skillfully acted" (New York Times) theater that is saturated with "precision, invention, and richness" (Time Out New York). The Mad Ones has been Ars Nova's Company-in-Residence since 2015, developing Mrs. Murray's Menagerie and Miles For Mary. (more...)

Uma Thurman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and More Among Performers Set For 2019 Williamstown Theatre FestivalUma Thurman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and More Among Performers Set For 2019 Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced its lineup for its 65th season. Among those set to perform are Uma Thurman in Ghosts, Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Grand Horizons, and more.  (more...)

Christopher Burney Named New Artistic Director of New York Stage and FilmChristopher Burney Named New Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

New York Stage and Film announced today that, following a nationwide search, Christopher Burney will become its next Artistic Director. Additionally, New York Stage and Film's longtime Associate Artistic Director, Liz Carlson, has been promoted to the newly created position of Artistic Producer. (more...)

Enter to Win Tickets to Ars Nova's Greenwich HouseWarming Party With Lin-Manuel MirandaEnter to Win Tickets to Ars Nova's Greenwich HouseWarming Party With Lin-Manuel Miranda
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Ars Nova has announced the Ars Nova at Greenwich HouseWarming Party, a benefit performance of Freestyle Love Supreme with Lin-Manuel Miranda that will take place on Sunday, March 3, 6pm at Ars Nova at Greenwich House (27 Barrow Street, Manhattan). The HouseWarming Party will celebrate Ars Nova's expansion into the historic Greenwich House Theater and support the development of new artistic programs at two New York theaters: Ars Nova at Greenwich House and the Ars Nova Hub on 54th Street. (more...)

Second Stage Announces New Play by Bess Wohl, Michael Greif to DirectSecond Stage Announces New Play by Bess Wohl, Michael Greif to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Second Stage Theater has announced that playwright Bess Wohl and director Michael Greif will return to Second Stage Theater next summer with the New York premiere of MAKE BELIEVE. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE PUSSY GRABBER PLAYS At Joe's PubCasting Announced for THE PUSSY GRABBER PLAYS At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Award-winning artists and activists are joining forces to bring the #MeToo movement to the stage. Inspired by the women who have come forward with personal accounts of President Donald Trump's sexual harassment and assaults, "The Pussy Grabber Plays" will premiere Monday, January 14 at 9:30 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. An acclaimed, all-female production team will make the play available royalty-free to theaters, community groups and colleges across the country, creating a new platform for survivors of sexual abuse. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet For CHOIR BOYPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet For CHOIR BOY
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 9, 2019

Make a joyful noise! Last night, January 8, Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, written by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney(Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman, officially opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Sounds of Silence Resonate in SMALL MOUTH SOUNDSBWW Review: Sounds of Silence Resonate in SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 8, 2019

SpeakEasy Stage Company presents Boston premiere of Bess Wohl's 2015 Off-Broadway comedy with a stellar cast of locals under the masterful direction of M. Bevin O'Gara. A play with limited dialogue challenges the actors to bare their inner personae, while requiring that the audience listen harder and sit with the awkward experience. The reward is tons of fun and, perhaps, enlightenment? A great start for the 2019 theater season. (more...)

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