Playwrights for 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group Announced at the PublicPlaywrights for 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group Announced at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the nine new playwrights today for the 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group. Now in its seventh cycle, the Emerging Writers Group is an ongoing initiative that targets playwrights at the earliest stages of their career, creating an artistic home, and offering support and resources for a diverse group of up-and-coming playwrights. (more...)

WP THEATER Announces 2018 PIPELINE FESTIVAL LineupWP THEATER Announces 2018 PIPELINE FESTIVAL Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the second biennial Pipeline Festival, showcasing the work of the celebrated WP Lab residency for playwrights, directors and producers from March 29 - April 28 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway & 76th Street.) (more...)

Charles L. Mee's FIRST LOVE Directed By Kim Weild Will Begin Performances On June 7Charles L. Mee's FIRST LOVE Directed By Kim Weild Will Begin Performances On June 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

???????Cherry Lane Theatre (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founder; Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Co-Artistic Directors) is proud to announce dates for its upcoming Founder's Project presentation of Charles L. Mee's FIRST LOVE, directed by Kim Weild. Performances will begin on June 7, the production will open on June 15, and run through July 8 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). Tickets are $65-$95 and are available at www.cherrylanetheatre.org. (more...)

Audible Will Award $5 Million in Commissions to Emerging PlaywrightsAudible Will Award $5 Million in Commissions to Emerging Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Audible Inc., the world's largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the first class of theater commissions selected to receive support from its fund dedicated to the commission and development of innovative English-language works from playwrights around the globe. Announced earlier this year, the $5 million fund will enable the creation of one- and two-person audio plays driven by language and voice, in keeping with Audible's core commitment to elevating listening experiences through powerful performances of brilliantly composed words. (more...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Presents 'The New Faces Of 2018 Starduster Showcase'Ellen's Stardust Diner Presents 'The New Faces Of 2018 Starduster Showcase'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

???????Ellen's Stardust Diner, in the heart of the Theatre District in Times Square, is home to the world famous singing waiters known as the Stardusters.  On February 20, downstairs from Ellen's at The Iridium, five Broadway-bound Stardusters will be celebrating the music of the Great White Way as part of The New Faces of 2018 Starduster Showcase, presented by Ellen's Stardust Diner. (more...)

Page 73 Productions Names C.A. Johnson The 2018 P73 Playwriting FellowPage 73 Productions Names C.A. Johnson The 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

PAGE 73 PRODUCTIONS (Page 73) (Michael Walkup, Producing Artistic Director; Jenny Lagundino, Managing Director; Liz Jones and Asher Richelli, Founding Directors) has named C.A. Johnson the 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellow. Selected from over 400 applicants, Johnson will receive a $10,000 award and additional $10,000 budgeted for developing several new plays over the course of the year. (more...)

Soho Rep. Extends Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS Through March 25Soho Rep. Extends Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS Through March 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) extends the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar by two weeks, through March 25. In this play, which dauntlessly cracks jokes as it eviscerates, twin sisters Anaia (Alfie Fuller) and Racine (Dame-Jasmine Hughes) undertake a murderous journey from the Dirty South to the California desert, seeking payback for a horrendous act. Is God Is treats both morality and genre as notions to be exploded, drawing on the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk in its subversion of theatrical constructs. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces 'Saturday Night Strings' Post-Performance Concert SeriesPrimary Stages Announces 'Saturday Night Strings' Post-Performance Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) announced today Saturday Night Strings, a special post-show concert series following select Saturday night performances of A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ, written by James Inverne and directed by Andrew Leynse. All ticketholders for the evenings of Saturday, February 10 (Mariella Haubs); Saturday, February 17 (Edward W. Hardy of Sterling Strings); and Saturday, February 24 (Luisa Bastidas) are invited to remain after the performance to enjoy live music performed by special guest violinists. The concerts are free for all ticketholders for that evening's performance. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces Casting for The First Play Of The 2018 MENTOR PROJECTCherry Lane Theatre Announces Casting for The First Play Of The 2018 MENTOR PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

???????Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the first production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT now in its 20th season. Kate Cortesi's A PATRON OF THE ARTS, is being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from March 1- 10, 2018, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, Cherry Lane's Co-Artistic Directors.  Angelina Fiordellisi is Cherry Lane's Founding Artistic Director. Ms. Cortesi is mentored by Guggenheim, a Whiting, an Alpert, PEN/Laura Pels award winner Anne Washburn. (more...)

New Performance Space East Village Playhouse Opens DowntownNew Performance Space East Village Playhouse Opens Downtown
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

A brand new performance space has opened in the downtown theatre scene, the East Village Playhouse (340 East 6th St) now occupies the former music shop Tribal Soundz. A destination for thriving and aspiring musicians and recording artists, the shop shuttered in 2008. Now the once vacant East 6th Street storefront has been revived for the first time in a decade as the East Village Playhouse, an arts destination. Opening on Thursday, February 15, 2018, the New York premiere of A Brooklyn Boy is the debut production, playing alongside the recently announced extension of The Bench. (more...)

Photo Flash: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents DEATH AND THE MAIDENPhoto Flash: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the first staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Ariel Dorfman's shattering drama Death and the Maiden, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler at the Sandra L. Sorenson Black Box, Sorenson Center, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA. (more...)

MTC Announces Lineup for Ted Snowdon Reading SeriesMTC Announces Lineup for Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce the lineup for this spring'sTed Snowdon Reading Series. (more...)

JAG Productions Shines Spotlight On Black Male Playwrights In 2nd Annual JAGfestJAG Productions Shines Spotlight On Black Male Playwrights In 2nd Annual JAGfest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

JAG Productions announces the second annual JAGfest, a weekend performing arts festival of new works all celebrating the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists. (more...)

Tickets Now Onsale for Darian Dauchan's THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCETickets Now Onsale for Darian Dauchan's THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

The Bushwick Starr collaborates with All For One Theater in presenting The Brobot Johnson Experience, an Afrofuturism transmedia piece written by and starring award-winning solo performer, actor, and poet, Darian Dauchan, who has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and abroad. (more...)

Soho Rep. Announces Complete Casting And Creative Team For Aleshea Harris's IS GOD ISSoho Rep. Announces Complete Casting And Creative Team For Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar (Ars Nova's Underground Railroad Game), February 6 - March 11, 2018. The play, with which Soho Rep. reopens its longtime Tribeca theater, dauntlessly cracks jokes as it eviscerates. Alfie Fuller and Dame-Jasmine Hughes play Anaia and Racine, twin sisters who undertake a murderous journey from the Dirty South to the California desert, seeking payback for a horrendous act. Is God Is treats both morality and genre as notions to be exploded, drawing on the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk in its subversion of theatrical constructs. (more...)

World Premiere of ONE MORE TIME WITH MALICE Opens 3/8World Premiere of ONE MORE TIME WITH MALICE Opens 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Two Cups and a String Theatre presents the World Premiere of award-winning playwright, Rob Cardazone's new play, One More Time with Malice. The play is directed by Eric Nightengale. One More Time with Malice runs March 8 - 17 at The Robert Moss Theatre in NoHo. (more...)

Raven Theatre Announces 2018-19 SeasonRaven Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, kicking off this fall with the sharp and boisterous play CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined). Tyrone Phillips directs this drama about family, faith and revolution. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents DRIVING MISS DAISYMile Square Theatre Presents DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, kicks off its 2018 season with Alfred Uhry's powerful masterpiece Driving Miss Daisy. Set in the South between the late 40's and early 70's, the play explores an unlikely friendship between an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffer, Hoke Colburn. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for ACCOMPLICECast and Creative Team Announced for ACCOMPLICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum is pleased to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Accomplice. The play will be directed by Bickford Theatre Producing Artistic Director Eric Hafen. Accomplice will be performed from January 25 February 4, 2018. It is written by Rupert Holmes and is a winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award. (more...)

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company Announces 2018 SeasonEveryday Inferno Theatre Company Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company is delighted to announce the projected lineup of productions and developmental collaborations for their 2018 season, which launches this month with the fifth annual If on a Winter's Night, an evening of staged readings directed by women and connected by the season's theme, Going Home . (more...)

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