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Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce First Round of 2021 Recipients Photo Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce First Round of 2021 Recipients
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021

Theatre Communications Group has announced the recipients of the first round of the 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $1,072,000, allow 28 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run.

Join ANDTheatre Company To SPREAD THE LOVE Photo Join ANDTheatre Company To SPREAD THE LOVE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2020

Share the Love with ANDTheatre Company! ANDTheatre celebrate its 36th season with a benefit show Thursday November 5th. All proceeds from the show go to AND's continuing classes, ongoing development of new and exciting work, as well as deeply needed artist salaries. Yes, it's online and with improv, music, magic and sketch!

TogetherLAFestival Returns with Playwright Meet and Greets Photo TogetherLAFestival Returns with Playwright Meet and Greets
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2020

Meet the playwrights from the 2nd week of LA's first TogetherLAFestival. Presented by Alternative Theatre Los Angeles (ATLA) in association with LA Stage Alliance (LASA), a?oeTogether LA: A Virtual Stage Festivala?? is celebrating the vibrant and diverse intimate theatre scene of the greater Los Angeles area.

Alternative Theatre Los Angeles and LA Stage Alliance Present TOGETHER LA: A VIRTUAL  Photo Alternative Theatre Los Angeles and LA Stage Alliance Present TOGETHER LA: A VIRTUAL STAGE FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2020

Alternative Theatre Los Angeles in association with LA Stage Alliance presents 'Together LA: A Virtual Stage Festival' celebrating the vibrant and diverse intimate theatre scene of the greater Los Angeles area. Each night starts at 7 p.m. PST, and each piece runs approximately 10 minutes. Free with Reservations.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Announced for The Rep 2020-2021 Season Lineup Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Announced for The Rep 2020-2021 Season Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2020

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis announces a dynamic new set of shows for its 2020-2021 season designed to delight, excite and engage theatregoers like never before.

William Inge Theater Festival Tabs Gina Femia for New Voices Award Photo William Inge Theater Festival Tabs Gina Femia for New Voices Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

Playwright Gina Femia is the recipient of the 2020 William Inge Theatre Festival's Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theatre Award, which recognizes substantial early contributions to the contemporary American stage.

NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company Photo NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2019

Dumba?? dumbera?? dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.

World Premiere Of NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company Photo World Premiere Of NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

Dumb... dumber... dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.

Kara Lee Corthron Named New Voices Recipient At 2019 William Inge Theater Festival Photo Kara Lee Corthron Named New Voices Recipient At 2019 William Inge Theater Festival
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2019

Playwright Kara Lee Corthron is the recipient of the 2019 William Inge Theatre Festival's Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theatre Award, which recognizes substantial early contributions to the contemporary American stage.

Photo Flash: Open Fist presents Hilarious Shakespeare Musical DELEARIOUS Photo Photo Flash: Open Fist presents Hilarious Shakespeare Musical DELEARIOUS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 6, 2017

Tragedy meets hilarity and King Lear gets a happy ending in a madcap musical romp la Mel Brooks and Monty Python. Open Fist Theatre Companyrevives its smash hit production of deLEARious, an award-winning play-within-a-play by Second City'sRon West and composer Phil Swann. West directs for a Nov. 10 opening at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Dec. 16. Pay-what-you-want previews begin Nov. 3.

Open Fist Revives Hilarious Production of Shakespeare Musical deLEARious Photo Open Fist Revives Hilarious Production of Shakespeare Musical deLEARious
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2017

Tragedy meets hilarity and King Lear gets a happy ending in a madcap musical romp la Mel Brooks and Monty Python. Open Fist Theatre Company revives its smash hit production of deLEARious, an award-winning play-within-a-play by Second City's Ron West and composer Phil Swann. West directs for a Nov. 10opening at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue throughDec. 16. Pay-what-you-want previews begin Nov. 3.

WELCOME TO YOUR ALTERNATIVE REALITY Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Welcome to Your Alternative Reality - Take the edge off your week with a bracing tonic of laughter and lunacy! Highlights in this evening of interwoven one-acts and sketches include a liberal journalist working for a right wing news program; an octogenarian stressing about the future of the planet; high-level government leakers in love; and a dry cleaner who might be our next president. What do they all have in common? Each is stuck in this strange new post-election world we live in.

WELCOME TO YOUR ALTERNATIVE REALITY Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2017

Welcome to Your Alternative Reality - Take the edge off your week with a bracing tonic of laughter and lunacy! Highlights in this evening of interwoven one-acts and sketches include a liberal journalist working for a right wing news program; an octogenarian stressing about the future of the planet; high-level government leakers in love; and a dry cleaner who might be our next president. What do they all have in common? Each is stuck in this strange new post-election world we live in.

Boyd Gaines, Jan Maxwell, Stark Sands and More to Relive Community Theater Roots in STARRY, STARRY NIGHT in the Catskills
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Some of the Great White Way's most esteemed community theater alumni will go back to their earliest roots upstate over Memorial Day weekend when Starry, Starry Night is staged on Saturday, May 27th. The one-night-only event is a benefit for STS Playhouse, a community theater located in the heart of the Catskills.

Photo Flash: Malibu Playhouse Presents World Premiere of LIFE EXPECTANCY
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 9, 2016

THE MALIBU PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present a world premiere play, LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS, written by Catherine Butterfield and directed by Ron West. LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS will preview on Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7 and will open on Saturday, October 8 and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu.

Malibu Playhouse Presents World Premiere of LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2016

THE MALIBU PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present a world premiere play, LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS, written by Catherine Butterfield and directed by Ron West. LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS will preview on Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7 and will open on Saturday, October 8 and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu.  

Steppenwolf & Second City Team for Shakespeare 400 Chicago with THE PEOPLE VS. FRIAR LAURENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Steppenwolf's LookOut and Second City Theatricals have teamed up to re-create a staged-reading of the smash hit musical, 'The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet' as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago tonight, June 25 and tomorrow, June 26 at 8:00pm.

Catherine Butterfield's LIFE EXPECTANCY Begins at Hollywood Fringe Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Catherine Butterfield, author of the plays JOINED AT THE HEAD, THE SLEEPER, LIFE IN THE TREES and BROWNSTONE, among others, premieres her latest comedy, LIFE EXPECTANCY, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, beginning today, June 10. Second City alum Ron West helms the play.

Catherine Butterfield Comedy LIFE EXPECTANCY to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Catherine Butterfield, author of the plays JOINED AT THE HEAD, THE SLEEPER, LIFE IN THE TREES and BROWNSTONE, among others, will premiere her latest comedy, LIFE EXPECTANCY, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Second City alum Ron West will helm the play.

Steppenwolf & Second City Team for Shakespeare 400 Chicago with THE PEOPLE VS. FRIAR LAURENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Steppenwolf's LookOut and Second City Theatricals have teamed up to re-create a staged-reading of the smash hit musical, "The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet" as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at 8:00pm.  

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