BWW Review: THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company In Boston BWW Review: THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company In Boston
by Jan Nargi - Sep 19, 2019

There's more gray than black and white in the scintillating new play THE PURISTS written by Dan McCabe and directed by Billy Porter. Receiving its rollicking world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, this rap versus Broadway battle for musical purity between an ex-rapper, a hip-hop DJ and a showtunes aficionado finds common ground among this disparate group of stoop dwellers and thus throws staunchly held beliefs about music, self, and others into serious question. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of the Billy Porter Directed THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company? Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of the Billy Porter Directed THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

The Purists at Huntington Theatre Company recently opened and critics were in attendance. Find out what they thought of the Billy Porter directed production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company Photo Flash: First Look at THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Performances of The Purists at Huntington Theatre Company recently began. The Billy Porter directed production has released a first look at the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet Billy Porter and the Company of THE PURISTS Photo Flash: Meet Billy Porter and the Company of THE PURISTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

The Purists directed by Billy Porter begins performances at the Huntington Theatre Company soon, so here's a glimpse at the creative process! (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter and More Go Behind The Scenes of Huntington's THE PURISTS VIDEO: Billy Porter and More Go Behind The Scenes of Huntington's THE PURISTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Billy Porter has been the name on everyone's lips this past year from stunning at the MET Gala to his Emmy nominated performance in Pose. Now he has put the directors hat on for The Purists at Huntington Theatre Company. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Extends THE PURISTS Huntington Theatre Company Extends THE PURISTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company has announced the extension of The Purists. Due to high ticket demand, this new play about people with opposing viewpoints who choose to get along will now run at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA from August 30 a?" October 6. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway, Morocco Omari, and John Scurti to Lead Billy Porter Directed THE PURISTS J. Bernard Calloway, Morocco Omari, and John Scurti to Lead Billy Porter Directed THE PURISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of The Purists. (more...)

Billy Porter To Direct THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company Billy Porter To Direct THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company announced today that tickets to The Purists are now on sale to the general public. The world premiere play, directed by Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, 'Pose' on FX), will begin performances at the South EndCalderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont St., Boston) on Friday, August 30, 2019 and will run through Sunday, September 29, 2019. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Announces SWEAT, THE BLUEST EYE, and More in 2019/2020 Huntington Theatre Company Announces SWEAT, THE BLUEST EYE, and More in 2019/2020
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso announce the lineup of their 2019-2020 season, featuring three world premieres, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a classic Tony Award-winning comedy by one of the world's most celebrated playwrights, and two adaptations of powerful literary works.  (more...)

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces Off-Off-Broadway Nominees The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces Off-Off-Broadway Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

On Monday, July 23, 2018, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 14 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2018 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. Celebrating fourteen years and thousands of nominees at le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street. (more...)

Kate Shindle, Barbara Walsh, Alex Brightman and More Added to Vassar's Powerhouse Season Kate Shindle, Barbara Walsh, Alex Brightman and More Added to Vassar's Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced additional casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through Sunday, July 29. (more...)

BWW Interview: Billy Porter Always Singing From His & Richard Rodgers' SOULs BWW Interview: Billy Porter Always Singing From His & Richard Rodgers' SOULs
by Gil Kaan - May 10, 2018

A Broadway Baby for years in supporting and featured roles, Billy Porter won his Tony Award for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical' in his first leading role on Broadway as Lola in Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's KINKY BOOTS in 2013. Billy will be bringing his dulcet vocals and his razor-sharp wit to The Soraya June 2, 2018 in his THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS. Billy managed to take a break from his non-stop schedule of creativity to chat with me. (more...)

THE SPRING FLING Opens In One Week! THE SPRING FLING Opens In One Week!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Chemistry, seven new short plays by Mario Correa (Tail! Spin!), Jahna Ferron-Smith (Ensemble Studio Theatre's Youngblood), Jon Kern (Modern Terrorism), Dan McCabe (Christina Martinez), Mara Nelson-Greenberg (Do You Feel Anger?), Erica Saleh (Channel Zero, Wisdom of the Crowd) and Amy Staats (Eddie and Dave). (more...)

New Musicals by Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater, and Jason Robert Brown Set For 2018 Powerhouse Season New Musicals by Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater, and Jason Robert Brown Set For 2018 Powerhouse Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2018

Powerhouse, the theater development program by Vassar and New York Stage and Film, has announced its 2018 season, according to Variety. The season will include new musicals by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, the duo behind Spring Awakening, as well as Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced for THE SPRING FLING Cast And Creative Team Announced for THE SPRING FLING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

 F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Chemistry, seven new short plays by Mario Correa (Tail! Spin!), Jahna Ferron-Smith (Ensemble Studio Theatre's Youngblood), Jon Kern (Modern Terrorism), Dan McCabe (Christina Martinez), Mara Nelson-Greenberg (Do You Feel Anger?), Erica Saleh (Channel Zero, Wisdom of the Crowd) and Amy Staats (Eddie and Dave). (more...)

The Spring Fling (Year 8) Playwrights Announced The Spring Fling (Year 8) Playwrights Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Chemistry, seven new short plays by Mario Correa (Tail! Spin!), Jahna Ferron-Smith (Ensemble Studio Theatre's Youngblood), Jon Kern (Modern Terrorism), Dan McCabe (Christina Martinez), Mara Nelson-Greenberg (Do You Feel Anger?), Erica Saleh (Channel Zero, Wisdom of the Crowd) and Amy Staats (Eddie and Dave). (more...)

2018 BREAKING GROUND Festival To Run 2/9-11 2018 BREAKING GROUND Festival To Run 2/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The Huntington Theatre Company's 2018 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held February 9 11, 2018 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The festival is a vital part of the Huntington's new play development efforts and highlights the work of locally-based Huntington Playwriting Fellows and national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last decade, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Kicks Off 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series Today Atlantic Theater Kicks Off 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company recently announced its 2017-2018 Amplified Reading Series selections, presenting six bold new plays throughout Atlantic's season with an expanded rehearsal process for more meaningful engagement with the material and the playwright. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Slates 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series, Launch Writers & Tow Resident Atlantic Theater Slates 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series, Launch Writers & Tow Resident
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-2018 Amplified Reading Series selections, presenting six bold new plays throughout Atlantic's season with an expanded rehearsal process for more meaningful engagement with the material and the playwright. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Juilliard Drama, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2017-18 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 47 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program. (more...)

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