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Dick Latessa, Brenda Pressley, et al. Join Vinyard Theatre's THE LYONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

Tony Award winner Dick Latessa and actresses Kate Jennings Grant and Brenda Pressley have joined the cast of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS, being given its world-premiere this fall with previews beginning September 21 prior to an official opening night October 11 at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), it has been announced by Vineyard Theatre artistic director Douglas Aibel and co-artistic director Sarah Stern.

Johari Mackey Wins August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2011

Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) and True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) have announced the winners of the 3rd Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition which took place last night, Monday, May 9th, at the August Wilson Theatre. In first place is Johari Mackey, currently a senior at Thornwood H.S. in South Holland, IL. Ms. Mackey will attend Carnegie-Mellon University in the fall, where she will receive a full scholarship. Johari is also an Illinois High School Association double-state champion in dramatic duet acting and prose reading. In second place is 18-year-old Aubrey Taylor from Seattle Washington. In third place is DeVaughn Robinson, a 9th grade student at Winchester Thurston High School in Pittsburgh, PA and a founding member of Pittsburgh's Alumni Theatre Company. The first place winner recieved a $1000 cash prize, the runner-up a $500 cash prize and the honorable mention a $250 cash prize. Each of the winners has also become eligible for college scholarship opportunities. A number of AWMC participants from previous years have found themselves college-bound thanks in no small part to the competition experience. All participants received a bound, full collection of August Wilson's plays. Co-sponsored by True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters, this year's national competition, the third of its kind to take place on the stage of Broadway's August Wilson Theatre, was judged by Sharif Atkins, Katori Hall, Maurice Hines, Tamara Tunie, and Pauletta Washington and featured performances by Albert Jones, Brenda Pressley, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Guy Davis. The competition afforded eighteen students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh and Seattle the opportunity to attend a Broadway show, work closely with Wilson's collaborators, director Kenny Leon and dramaturge Todd Kreidler, and explore popular Manhattan attractions before making their Broadway debuts.

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company Announce Monologue Competition Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2011

Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) and True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) have announced the winners of the 3rd Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition which took place last night, Monday, May 9th, at the August Wilson Theatre.

Photo Coverage: 'VICTORIA & FREDERICK FOR PRESIDENT' Opening Night
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2009

Victoria & Frederick for President is running August 15th- 22nd at the New School for Drama in the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival. The official opening night took place on Monday, August 17th, and BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there!

Cast Announced For Grenier's VICTORIA & FREDERICK FOR PRESIDENT At The 2009 NY Int'l Fringe Festival 8/15-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2009

Full casting has been announced for Victoria & Frederick for President, running August 15th- 22nd at the New School for Drama in the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival. Official opening night is scheduled for Monday, August 17th.

Vineyard Presents Invite Only Reading of Kander And Ebb's SCOTTSBORO BOYS 6/26, Stroman To Helm
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2009

The Vineyard Theatre presents an invitation-only reading of its upcoming musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS -- with music and lyrics by Tony Award-winners John Kander and Fred Ebb (CABARET, CHICAGO, KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN) and a book by David Thompson -- featuring John Cullum (URINETOWN), Brandon Victor Dixon (THE COLOR PURPLE) and Colman Domingo (PASSING STRANGE) at The Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Friday, June 26 at 3pm.

Vineyard Presents Invite Only Reading of Kander And Ebb's SCOTTSBORO BOYS 6/26, Stroman To Helm
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2009

The Vineyard Theatre presents an invitation-only reading of its upcoming musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS -- with music and lyrics by Tony Award-winners John Kander and Fred Ebb (CABARET, CHICAGO, KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN) and a book by David Thompson -- featuring John Cullum (URINETOWN), Brandon Victor Dixon (THE COLOR PURPLE) and Colman Domingo (PASSING STRANGE) at The Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Friday, June 26 at 3pm.

The American Plan Ends Extended Run March 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed production of Richard Greenberg's THE AMERICAN PLAN end run Sunday, March 22 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

THE AMERICAN PLAN Begins Its Final Weeks Before Closing 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club?s acclaimed production of Richard Greenberg?s The American Plan begins the final two weeks of its extended engagement tonight at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Mercedes Ruehl: 'Zee Matriarch' of THE AMERICAN PLAN
by Eugene Lovendusky - Mar 9, 2009

Mercedes Ruehl is no stranger to the high-stakes of mother/daughter on-stage drama. In her 1991 Tony Award-winning performance as the intriguing 'special' daughter Bella in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, she stood-up to her stern mother on more than one occasion. Only now, the tables have turned! Ms. Ruehl finds herself on Broadway as the mighty matriarch in Richard Greenberg's family-feud 'The American Plan.'

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY By Lynn Nottage Begins 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2009

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY begins Monday, March 9, 2009 at 7:00pm, by Lynn Nottage Directed by Seret Scott, with Laura Heisler ( Doris to Darlene, The Mistakes Madeline Made), Sadrina Johnson (The Book of Lambert, Southern Promises), Billy Eugene Jones (A Raisin in the Sun), Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer, Seven Guitars at Signature, and American Plan at Manhattan Theatre Club), Amina S. Robinson (Mamma Mia!) Commissioned by Second Stage Theatre in 1992

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY By Lynn Nottage Begins 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2009

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY begins Monday, March 9, 2009 at 7:00pm, by Lynn Nottage Directed by Seret Scott, with Laura Heisler ( Doris to Darlene, The Mistakes Madeline Made), Sadrina Johnson (The Book of Lambert, Southern Promises), Billy Eugene Jones (A Raisin in the Sun), Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer, Seven Guitars at Signature, and American Plan at Manhattan Theatre Club), Amina S. Robinson (Mamma Mia!) Commissioned by Second Stage Theatre in 1992

AMERICAN PLAN'S Lily Rabe Featured On CBS2 News Sunday 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2009

Lily Rabe, who is currently appearing in MTC's critically acclaimed production of THE AMERICAN PLAN, will be featured this weekend on 'CBS2 News Sunday' at approximately 8:45 AM. Rabe spoke to CBS2 anchor Dana Tyler at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre for the segment. Tyler spoke to Rabe about her recent success with THE AMERICAN PLAN as well as her recent successes both on and Off-Broadway.

The American Plan Extends at MTC Through Sunday, March 22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, their acclaimed production of Richard Greenberg?s THE AMERICAN PLAN has been extended through Sunday, March 22 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

AMERICAN PLAN's Mercedes Ruehl To Guest On Joan Hamburg Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009

Mercedes Ruehl, who is currently appearing in MTC's critically acclaimed production of Richard Greenberg's THE AMERICAN PLAN, will be a featured guest on tomorrow's edition of 'The Joan Hamburg Show.' Ruehl will be appearing as part of the Hamburg's regular 'Live at Sardi's' series at approximately 11 AM on WOR (710 AM).

AMERICAN PLAN's Mercedes Ruehl To Guest On Joan Hamburg Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2009

Mercedes Ruehl, who is currently appearing in MTC's critically acclaimed production of Richard Greenberg's THE AMERICAN PLAN, will be a featured guest on tomorrow's edition of 'The Joan Hamburg Show.' Ruehl will be appearing as part of the Hamburg's regular 'Live at Sardi's' series at approximately 11 AM on WOR (710 AM).

Broadway Blog - The American Plan: Look to the Lilies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Wednesday, January 28, 2009.

Review - The American Plan: Look to the Lilies
by Kristin Salaky - Jan 28, 2009

Whether the title of Richard Greenberg's bitterly comic 1990 drama brings to mind a hotel package with all meals included or a corporate union-busting practice, it can be argued that both interpretations refer to methods of maximizing gain while minimizing responsibility. And while both definitions play supporting roles in The American Plan, a third variation on the theme - marry well, be an excellent spouse and secretly carry on with your less-than-affluent lover - takes center stage.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek at The American Plan
by Broadway Beat - Jan 24, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE AMERICAN PLAN which is directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl are joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were there to capture all the excitement od Opening Night!

Photo Coverage: THE AMERICAN PLAN - Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) presents the Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE AMERICAN PLAN which is directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl are joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). The limited engagement of THE AMERICAN PLAN began previews Friday, January 2, 2009 and opened last night, Thursday, January 22, 2009 at MTC's Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to capture the star-studded arrivals! The Broadway production of THE AMERICAN PLAN marks MTC's eighth collaboration with Richard Greenberg; a relationship that includes the original New York production of THE AMERICAN PLAN which premiered in 1990 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage II and then transferred to Stage I. Other MTC productions of Greenberg plays include: Eastern Standard, The Extra Man, Jenny Keeps Talking, Night and Her Stars, the Pulitzer Prize nominated Three Days of Rain, and The Violet Hour.

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