Danai Gurira News

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This WeekFOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York PremiereSusan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price are pleased to announce the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast). Two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say, Anna in the Tropics) will direct the 10-week limited engagement beginning November 12 with performances through January 28 and an official opening night set for November 26. 20TH CENTURY BLUES will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAYPlaywrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Tony-Nominee Liesl Tommy to Direct Episode of Hit OWN TV Series QUEEN SUGARTony-Nominee Liesl Tommy to Direct Episode of Hit OWN TV Series QUEEN SUGAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

It was announced today that Tony-nominated director Liesl Tommy (ECLIPSED) has joined the directing team of Oprah Winfrey & Ava Duvernay's groundbreaking OWN TV series QUEEN SUGAR. Liesl will direct Episode 13 of the current second season of the show (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at WALKING DEAD Season 8 Revealed at Comic ConVIDEO: First Look at WALKING DEAD Season 8 Revealed at Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

It's all-out war in Season 8. Don't miss the Season 8 Premiere of THE WALKING DEAD, Sunday, October 22 at 9/8c on AMC. Check out the official trailer released over the weekend at San Diego Comic Con. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-BroadwaySarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Complete Casting for First Two Shows of 2017-18 SeasonPrimary Stages Announces Complete Casting for First Two Shows of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2017/18 season. (more...)

Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE TREASURER, the world premiere of a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.   (more...)

Movers and Shakers! NNPN Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients and MoreMovers and Shakers! NNPN Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 2017-18 grant recipients, including the 2017 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, seven Producer Residencies, and five Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tinashe Kajese of ECLIPSED at Synchronicity TheatreBWW Interview: Tinashe Kajese of ECLIPSED at Synchronicity Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - Jun 16, 2017

The regional premiere of Eclipsed, Danai Gurira's play that opened at the Public Theater in 2015 to significant critical praise before transferring to Broadway in 2016, is currently running at Synchronicity Theatre through June 25. The play, which garnered six Tony Award nominations, tells the story of five Liberian women and their struggles to survive during the Second Liberian Civil War. I caught up with Tinashe Kajese, a notable Atlanta actor and the director of Synchronicity's production of Eclipsed, to talk to her about her experience with the show. (more...)

ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira to Star in AVENGERS SequelECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira to Star in AVENGERS Sequel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

ECLIPSED playwright Danai Gurira will star in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. No details have been revealed as to the role she will play in the project. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/ on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/ on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/, airing on NBC (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Direction of a Play, INDECENT's Rebecca TaichmanTony Talk: Best Direction of a Play, INDECENT's Rebecca Taichman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Rebecca Taichman has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for Indecent. (more...)

INDECENT's Rebecca Taichman Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a PlayINDECENT's Rebecca Taichman Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Rebecca Taichman has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for INDECENT. (more...)

VIDEO: Teaser Trailer for Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER Arrives!VIDEO: Teaser Trailer for Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER Arrives!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

The brand-new teaser trailer for Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER is here! The film hits U.S. theaters onFebruary 16, 2018. Get a first look below! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/16 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/16, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Flash: Marvel Studios Release Teaser Poster for BLACK PANTHERPhoto Flash: Marvel Studios Release Teaser Poster for BLACK PANTHER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The teaser poster for Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER is now available to view below! The film hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018. Tune in tonight to Game 4 to see the exclusive World Premiere of the brand new teaser trailer! (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 6/12 - 6/16Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 6/12 - 6/16
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 6/12 - 6/16 (more...)

James Inverne's A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ to Premiere at Primary StagesJames Inverne's A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ to Premiere at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Primary Stages announced today that the world premiere of A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ, written by James Inverne (Wrestling with Elephants) and directed by Benjamin Kamine (Washer/Dryer), will now play on the Primary Stages Mainstage in January of 2018 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014). (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/15 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/15 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/15, airing on NBC (more...)

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