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Curio Theatre Company Announces 2019-2020 15th Anniversary Season Curio Theatre Company Announces 2019-2020 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Curio Theatre Company announces its 2019-2020 season, marking its 15th anniversary making affordable, accessible, and professional theatre in West Philadelphia. (more...)

12 Peers Continues Eighth Season With 2018 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Play 12 Peers Continues Eighth Season With 2018 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

12 Peers Theater continues their eighth main stage season with Everybody, a modern spin on the classic Everyman. Everybody, selected from the cast by lottery at each performance makes an epic journey to death, while searching for someone or something to validate his life. With 120 possible casting combinations, each performance will be truly unique. (more...)

Pasadena's Free Reading Festival Returns July 26-28! Pasadena's Free Reading Festival Returns July 26-28!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

A Noise Within (ANW) is proud to announce the return of its Words Within Resident Artist Reading Festival from July 26 through July 28, 2019. ANW will partner with three Los Angeles-based theatre companies, Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, East West Players, and Latino Theater Company, for the free reading festival, titled inVision. A Noise Within and its festival partners will produce eight staged readings over the course of three days at ANW's East Pasadena campus. This is the second reading festival ANW has produced. ANW's first reading festival, The American Dream, launched the classic repertory theatre company's 25th anniversary season when it premiered in summer 2016. The festival is an extension of ANW's popular Words Within reading series, which began over 10 years ago and to date has produced 46 staged reading performances by the company's resident artists. (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Theatre Lab Acting Company, Dramaturgs and Advisors Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Theatre Lab Acting Company, Dramaturgs and Advisors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

Sundance Institute's 2019 Theatre Lab convenes Monday, July 8; the Institute announced this year's participating acting company and creative advisors today. (more...)

Gamm Announces Change To 2019-2020 Season Lineup Gamm Announces Change To 2019-2020 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm), under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Estrella, today announced the addition of Aaron Posner's new play JQA in the second slot of the 2019-2020 lineup. Estrella will direct the New England premiere of JQA, in which a diverse cast of four actors share the role of one-term American President John Quincy Adams. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon, previously announced as the season's second play, will open The Gamm's 2020-2021 season instead. Joe Wilson, Jr., Coordinator of Activism through Performance and Resident Acting Company Member at Trinity Repertory Company, will direct Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie Award-winning play that explodes ideas about race and American identity. JQA runs from October 24-November 17 at The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI. Season subscriptions for Season 35 are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale in early August. Information at gammtheatre.org. (more...)

Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter Lead Discussion On LGBTQ Themes In A STRANGE LOOP Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter Lead Discussion On LGBTQ Themes In A STRANGE LOOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in northeast Wyoming, premiered its "Ucross Spotlight" series on Wednesday, June 19, with a bold, intimate conversation between playwright alums Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, as well as choreographer Raja Feather Kelly on the themes present in Jackson's provocative new musical A Strange Loop. The panel took place at the world-famous Playwrights Horizons theater following a performance of the show, with major themes of the conversation including reconciling with religion as a member of the LGBTQ community and "watering down" queer art for straight audiences. It is the first of many planned Ucross Spotlight events, which will celebrate its alumni's art and offer a first-hand look at their creative process. (more...)

Breaking: Tony Awards Announces 2019-2020 Nominating Committee Breaking: Tony Awards Announces 2019-2020 Nominating Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today the Nominating Committee for the 2019-2020 Broadway season. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION Lineup Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew, Executive Director Erica Daniels and Director of New Play Development Skyler Gray announce the lineup for the 2019 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Tasters by Meghan Brown; The Gradient by Steph Del Rosso; [hieroglyph] by Erika Dickerson-Despenza; #NEWSLAVES by Keelay Gipson; Reckoning: Furies from a New Queer Nation by Geraldine Inoa; and They Could Give No Name by Exal Iraheta. The 2019 Festival runs August 2 -4, 2019 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

PASS OVER Makes California Premiere at Echo Theater Company PASS OVER Makes California Premiere at Echo Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner - talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that today a miracle will come. The Echo Theater Company presents theWest Coast premiere of Pass Over, the 2019 Lucille Lortel award-winning play by Antoinette Nwanduthat mashes up Waiting for Godotwith the Exodus saga - a rare piece of politically charged theater by a bold new American voice.Deena Selenow directs for a July 13 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. Pay-what-you-want previews begin July 10, and performances continue through Aug. 19. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For APPROPRIATE Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Ola Ince's production of Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Joining the previously announced BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning actor Monica Dolan, who will play Toni Lafayette, will be Jaimi Barbakoff (Rachael Kramer-Lafayette), Charles Furness (Rhys Thurston), Edward Hogg (Franz Lafayette), Steven Mackintosh (Bo Lafayette), Isabella Pappas (Cassidy Kramer-Lafayette), Orlando Roddy (Ainsley Kramer-Lafayette), Oliver Savell (Ainsley Kramer-Lafayette) and Tafline Steen (River Rayner). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Cost Of Ambition And Arrogance Over Humanity And Compassion In The Corporate Cubicle Farm Is Considered In GLORIA BWW REVIEW: The Cost Of Ambition And Arrogance Over Humanity And Compassion In The Corporate Cubicle Farm Is Considered In GLORIA
by Jade Kops - Jun 12, 2019

Centred in the potentially declining world of magazine publishing, GLORIA poses a possibility of what happens when ambition overrides the courtesy and compassion vital for a functioning society. (more...)

Geraldine Inoa's SCRAPS to Make West Coast Premiere Geraldine Inoa's SCRAPS to Make West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

What we always hear: "Black Male Shot by White Police Officer." What we never see - how loved ones struggle to cope in the aftermath.The Matrix Theatre Company presents theWest Coast premiere of a daring new play from a significant emerging voice in theater. Scraps, written by Geraldine Inoa and directed by 2019 Obie Award winner Stevie Walker-Webb, opens at the Matrix Theatre onJuly 6, with previews beginning June 27.  (more...)

McCarter Announces Roster For 2019 Sallie B. Goodman Artists' Retreat McCarter Announces Roster For 2019 Sallie B. Goodman Artists' Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

McCarter will welcome a group of esteemed and emerging playwrights and theater artists to Princeton for the Sallie B. Goodman Artists' Retreat. The annual retreat in June is a centerpiece of McCarter's LAB, a platform and creative incubator devoted to ongoing theatrical development and artist cultivation. The 2019 Retreat will take place from June 12 - June 19. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Continues Its 45th Season With THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN California 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...)

Billy Porter and More to Participate in Talkbacks Following A STRANGE LOOP Billy Porter and More to Participate in Talkbacks Following A STRANGE LOOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in northeast Wyoming, is proud to announce the debut of "Ucross Spotlight": a nationwide series of performances, live readings, moderated panels, and cultural events featuring its esteemed alumni. "Ucross Spotlight" will debut on Wednesday, June 19, at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street), with a conversation between Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, moderated by Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

3VIEWS ON THEATER Launches This Fall 3VIEWS ON THEATER Launches This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

The Lillys - in partnership with a broad coalition of theater artists - is pleased to announce 3Views on Theater, a new online journal aimed to expand and deepen theater journalism, writing in many voices about our community. 3Views will generate original content in three categories: Reviews, Interviews, and Purviews (articles submitted by theater artists including responses to reviews, original reviews, opinion pieces, and features). (more...)

New Weston Playhouse Leader Susanna Gellert Makes Directorial Debut New Weston Playhouse Leader Susanna Gellert Makes Directorial Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

New Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert makes her Weston directorial debut with the world's longest-running musical, THE FANTASTICKS (June 20 - July 13 | Weston Playhouse), Tues - Sat 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm.   (more...)

Casting Announced For AFTER DARK; OR, A DRAMA OF LONDON LIFE At The Finborough Theatre Casting Announced For AFTER DARK; OR, A DRAMA OF LONDON LIFE At The Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Written in 1868, the year that the Finborough Theatre's building was constructed, The first London production in over 120 years of Dion Boucicault's rip-roaring Victorian melodrama, After Dark; or, A Drama of London Life, directed by the multi-award-winning Phil Willmott, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 (Press Nights: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 and Thursday, 20 June 2019 at 7.30pm). (more...)

PTI Performs EVERYBODY At Milwaukee Rep PTI Performs EVERYBODY At Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Everybody by Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins performed by the 2018/19 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble  July 18 -21, 2019 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 9th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2018/19 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from ten different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance of Everybody, where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Casting Announced For 22nd Annual Colorado New Play Festival Casting Announced For 22nd Annual Colorado New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

The Colorado New Play Festival announces full casting for all five readings for the 2019 season. The 22nd Annual Festival, to be held on June 2-8, 2019 in Steamboat Springs, CO, will develop five new works in partnership with City Theatre Company, Curious Theatre Company, The Public Theater, South Coast Repertory and Steppenwolf Theatre. (more...)

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