Tanya Barfield to Step in as Co-Director of Juilliard's Playwrights Program Following Marsha Norman's ExitTanya Barfield to Step in as Co-Director of Juilliard's Playwrights Program Following Marsha Norman's Exit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Evan Yionoulis, Richard Rodgers Director of Juilliard's Drama Division, announced today that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman will step down as co-director of Juilliard's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at the end of the 2019-20 academic year (more...)

BWW Interview: Everybody's Ayana Workman on Life, Death and Why You Really Can't Take it With You BWW Interview: Everybody's Ayana Workman on Life, Death and Why You Really Can't Take it With You 
by Lora Strum - Oct 15, 2019

Broadway World caught up with Ayana Workman to talk process, life and death, and why you can't really take it with you in Obie Award-winner and MacArthur a?oeGeniusa?? Grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' production of 'Everybody..' (more...)

BWW Review: GIRLS at Yale Repertory TheaterBWW Review: GIRLS at Yale Repertory Theater
by Andrew Beck - Oct 15, 2019

Don't expect Lena Dunham or any of her posse of Brooklynites to show up on the stage of the Yale Rep's University Theatre at any point during the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins mad dream of a new play just because it's called 'Girls.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Yale Rep's GIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Yale Rep's GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of GIRLS, after The Bacchae by Euripides, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelley, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, October 4-26, 2019, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). (more...)

ACT Ushers in the Holidays with A CHRISTMAS CAROLACT Ushers in the Holidays with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents its celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Yale Rep's GIRLSVIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Yale Rep's GIRLS
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of GIRLS, after The Bacchae by Euripides, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelley, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, October 4-26, 2019, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 10. (more...)

SGT Announces Dates For Free Play Reading SeriesSGT Announces Dates For Free Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Second Generation Theatre Company, founded in 2013 by three Buffalo women, promises its patrons affordable, accessible theatre. Now in its second year, SGT's Free Reading Series dates, plays and directors are announced. These Monday evening events begin at 7 pm and are all followed by a brief question and answer session between the audience, directors, and actors. Mark your calendars! (more...)

BWW Review: GLORIA Moves at Nebraska Wesleyan TheatreBWW Review: GLORIA Moves at Nebraska Wesleyan Theatre
by Christine Swerczek - Sep 15, 2019

GLORIA moves at Nebraska Wesleyan Theatre. (more...)

Arena Stage Honors Nataki Garrett with Andrew R. Ammerman Directing AwardArena Stage Honors Nataki Garrett with Andrew R. Ammerman Directing Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the inaugural Andrew R. Ammerman Directing Award to Oregon Shakespeare Festival's newly named Artistic Director, Nataki Garrett, on Thursday, September 19, 2019. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Further Casting For TEENAGE DICK, and MoreDonmar Warehouse Announces Further Casting For TEENAGE DICK, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse today announces that Susan Wokoma, fresh from her acclaimed performance as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre and Channel 4's Year of the Rabbit, joins the cast of Teenage Dick in the role of Elizabeth York. (more...)

Applications Now Open For 2020 Residencies At SPACE On Ryder FarmApplications Now Open For 2020 Residencies At SPACE On Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??SPACE on Ryder Farm--a nonprofit residency program and organic farm located on the grounds of a 224-year-old family homestead in Putnam County, New York--announced that applications for 2020 residency programs are now open. (more...)

Yale Rep Presents the World Premiere of GIRLSYale Rep Presents the World Premiere of GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of GIRLS, after The Bacchae by Euripides, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelley, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, October 4a?"26, 2019, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 10. (more...)

Apple Cancels Plans to Produce Richard Gere Drama BASTARDSApple Cancels Plans to Produce Richard Gere Drama BASTARDS
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Deadline reports that Apple's plans to produce a Richard Gere-led limited series based on an Israeli drama will not be going any further. 'Bastards,' from the Hebrew original 'Nevelot,' comes from Fox 21 Television.  (more...)

Donmar Warehouse And Clean Break Announce Full Casting For [BLANK]Donmar Warehouse And Clean Break Announce Full Casting For [BLANK]
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse and Clean Break today announce full casting for the world premiere of [BLANK] a new play by Alice Birch. Directed by Maria Aberg, full casting includes Ayesha Antoine, Shona Babayemi, Sophia Brown, Jackie Clune, Grace Doherty, Lucy Edkins, Zaris-Angel Hator, Zainab Hasan, Joanna Horton, Thusitha Jayasundera, Petra Letang, Leah Mondesir-Simmonds, Kate O'Flynn, Ashna Rabheru, Jemima Rooper and Taya Tower. (more...)

Announcing PETER BROOK/NY, A Citywide Recognition Of A Theater IconAnnouncing PETER BROOK/NY, A Citywide Recognition Of A Theater Icon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

Today a consortium of New York City cultural, educational, and media institutions announce Peter Brook/NY (Karen Brooks Hopkins, Executive Producer), a citywide recognition of Brook's work and his collaborations with Marie-Hélène Estienne from 1953 to the present. In addition to the U.S. Premiere of Brook and Estienne's Why? which Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) presents September 21 a?" October 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Peter Brook/NY features programing from BAM, The Center for Fiction, Columbia University, French Institute Alliance Française's Crossing the Line Festival, Hunter College, The Juilliard School, TFANA, and WNET.  A booklet produced by BAM Hamm Archivesa?"featuring historic photographs, a timeline of Brook's productions and New York presence, an essay by writer Violaine Huisman, and information about Peter Brook/NY eventsa?"will be available to all attendees and online at BAM.org and TFANA.org. (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents PRELUDE 2019: Riotous ExcursionsThe Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents PRELUDE 2019: Riotous Excursions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 3, 4, and 5 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, The City University of New York, curated by David Bruin & Sanaz Ghajar in collaboration with Frank Hentschker, produced by Sami Pyne. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Co Announces Casting For EVERYBODYShakespeare Theatre Co Announces Casting For EVERYBODY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company will begin its 2019/20 Season with the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist EVERYBODY by Obie Award-winner, MacArthur 'Genius' Grant recipient and Washington, D.C.-native Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon, Gloria). This 'fun and breezy' (Broadway World) comedy about life (and death) will play at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) from October 15 through November 17, 2019. (more...)

Review Roundup: See What Critics Thought of APPROPRIATEReview Roundup: See What Critics Thought of APPROPRIATE
by Review Roundups - Aug 23, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse presents Ola Ince's production of Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Let's see what the critics had to say. (more...)

BWW Review: APPROPRIATE, Donmar WarehouseBWW Review: APPROPRIATE, Donmar Warehouse
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Aug 23, 2019

What does a Mr Potato Head have in common with a Zimmer frame? Or a rocking horse with antique lamps? Or an empty crisp packet with a baby's highchair? The answer: all of them and more can be found on Fly Davis's set for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Appropriate,which opens in the living room of a grand plantation house. Amidst all this clutter audiences will discover the hideous past of the modern American family. (more...)

Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Hosts 12th Annual 'Mimi' Awards 1/13Harold & 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...)

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