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TWFest 2024 Returns with Literary Events, Award Winners, and Lots of New Orleans Flavor
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2024


Kicking off on Sunday, March 17 with the beloved Stella Shouting Contest, the Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 38th annual celebration of contemporary literature, theatre, New Orleans culture, and, of course, Tennessee Williams. Literary, theatre, music, and cultural events are set for March 20 - 24.

CITIZEN By Greg Sarris to Open at Z Below in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 30, 2023


Directed by Gendell Hing-Hernández, CITIZEN opens on October 21. This Word for Word and Z Space production tells the tale of Salvador, born in the U.S. and raised in Mexico, the son of an American Indian mother and a Mexican father.

Guest Blog: Barney Norris On The Ethics of Telling And What He Loves About The World
by Guest Blog: Barney Norris - May 23, 2022


This year I’ve thought a lot about the ethics of telling. This is a subject with wide implications. It’s about ‘telling on’ other kids in the playground; it’s about ‘grassing’ on criminality; it’s about the impact of speech and the way telling a story is a way of giving attention to something.

Seattle Rep to Stage New Translation of Ibsen's GHOSTS
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 4, 2022


This spring, Seattle Rep will produce Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, in a new translation by Paul Walsh. Directed by Carey Perloff (Seattle Rep: A Thousand Splendid Suns) and set to feature Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck; A League of Their Own; Nomadland), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Scarface), and Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Lion King), Ghosts will be performed on the Bagley Wright stage from April 1-May 1, 2022; single tickets and digital access may be purchased online.

Jennifer Egan, Damon Galgut, Maggie Siff And More Announced for 92Y's New Literary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2022


The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center's Winter/Spring season features readings by best-selling and prize-winning novelists, acclaimed poets, tributes to Shakespeare, Lucille Clifton and Toni Morrison – and a dramatic reading of Anne Carson's “The Glass Essay,” among other programs.

92Y to Celebrate Pride Month 2021 With Free Archived Talks Featuring Alan Cumming, Tony Kushner and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021


92Y will celebrate Pride 2021 by sharing fee archived talks and events featuring luminaries from the world of culture, politics, activism, and literature. 

Author Greg Fields Releases THROUGH THE WATERS AND THE WILD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2021


Author Greg Fields, whose anticipated debut novel Arc of the Comet was released in 2017, is back to continue Conor Finnegan's story with even more ambitious writing in Through the Waters and the Wild [Koehler Books, January 15, 2021].

Stewart Copeland's New Opera ELECTRIC SAINT to Premiere in Weimar in 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019


In a working partnership approaching three decades, composer Stewart Copeland and librettist Jonathan Moore bring their latest opera 'Electric Saint' to Kunstfest Weimar in September of 2020. The project is a co-commission of the innovative Kunstfest alongside Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (DNT). The world premiere performance will take place at Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar on September 6, 2020, with seven subsequent performances in Weimar.

Arena Stage Announces Cast and Creative for A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019


Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner). Set in 1992 in war-torn Afghanistan, this gripping story centers around a friendship that develops between two Afghan women following a tragedy. While facing insurmountable odds of a brutal and oppressive way of life, the two form an unlikely bond in a heart-rending fight for survival. Directed by Carey Perloff, A Thousand Splendid Suns runs January 17 - March 1, 2020 in the Kreeger Theater.

SINGING REVOLUTION: THE MUSICAL Brings Together Global Team Collaboration
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2019


Broadway Veteran, Estonians, and an Irishman, team up to bring the legendary story of the Singing Revolution to the New York theatre community. The production is initiated by an American director/choreographer, Tony Spinosa, and Irish co-book writer, James Bearhart. The story is inspired by the Estonian emancipation from the Soviet Union in 1991

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017


Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW).

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017


Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW).

square product theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017


Boulder-based square product theatre presents the Regional Premiere of Australian-born playwright Amelia Roper's "She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange" at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder.

Mamai Announces 2017 Acting Company and Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017


Mamai Announces 2017 Acting Company - performing in a cabaret benefit, CSU's AHA! Festival, and a summer season at Playhouse Square.

Tracy Letts to Chat with Will Eno at 92Y This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016


Playwright Tracy Letts and an evening celebrating Samuel Beckett are coming up this month at the 92Y. Scroll down for details!

QUIETLY, Joe Dowling, 59E59 and More Slated for Origin's 1st Irish Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016


A number of prominent theatre companies and artists from Ireland are taking part in this year's 9th annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival taking place from today, September 6, to October 3.

QUIETLY, Joe Dowling, 59E59 and More Slated for Origin's 1st Irish Fest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016


A number of prominent theatre companies and artists from Ireland are taking part in this year's 9th annual Origin's 1st Irish Festival taking place from September 6 to October 3.

BWW Review: Nancy Palk Shines in THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by Jason Carlos - May 19, 2016


The Bible features parables, stories and encounters of the life and trials of Jesus and his disciples; but a figure who is so prominent in that story - his mother, Mary, only speaks four times. Her role as a matriarch is often silent, and the Aaron Willis-directed THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, now playing at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, explores what Mary would say if she could have said more. The play, by Colm Toibin (based on his 2012 novella of the same name) looks at the life and death of Jesus from the perspective of Mary - through the eyes of a traumatized and grieving woman and mother. The 70-minute solo performance is a star-vehicle for Nancy Palk who embraces this challenging, trying and controversial role.

Author Colm Toibin to Speak at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016


New Repertory Theatre presents the special Spotlight Symposium: An Evening with Colm Toibin, Today, March 17, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Commander's Mansion at the Arsenal on the Charles, 441 Talcott Avenue, Watertown, MA.

Author Colm Toibin to Speak at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016


New Repertory Theatre presents the special Spotlight Symposium: An Evening with Colm Toibin, Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Commander's Mansion at the Arsenal on the Charles, 441 Talcott Avenue, Watertown, MA.

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