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Bobby Cannavale, Cynthia Nixon, Edie Falco and More to be Featured on The New Group's Photo Bobby Cannavale, Cynthia Nixon, Edie Falco and More to be Featured on The New Group's WHY WE DO IT Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2020

The New Group is launching a live online conversation series with the company's community of artists entitled, 'Why We Do It.' The series commences on Wednesday, May 6 at 4:00PM EST with a conversation between Founding Artistic Director of The New Group, Scott Elliott and award-winning actor and director Cynthia Nixon.

10 MORE Theatre-Themed Podcasts to Get You Through Quarantine Photo 10 MORE Theatre-Themed Podcasts to Get You Through Quarantine
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2020

Still in need of something new to listen to while stuck inside to get your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 MORE theatre-related podcasts that will help get you through!

Northlight Announces 2020-2021 Season Photo Northlight Announces 2020-2021 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2020

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 46th season, opening with The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, directed by Halena Kays.

SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Gets Virginia Premiere At RTP Photo SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Gets Virginia Premiere At RTP
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2020

Richmond Triangle Players continues its spring season with the Virginia premiere of Donja R. Love's acclaimed new play Sugar in Our Wounds, opening Friday April 3, 2020, at 8 pm, following two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 & 2, at 8 pm. The production, underwritten by Sharon Larkins-Pederson in honor of her husband Edson Pederson's birthday and their 20th wedding anniversary, will run through April 25.

Williamstown Theatre Festival Has Announced Sanaz Toossi as the 2020 L. Arnold Weissb Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival Has Announced Sanaz Toossi as the 2020 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Recipient
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2020

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced that Sanaz Toossi is the 2020 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award recipient for her play English. Sanaz receives the $10,000 award as well as the $10,000 Jay Harris Commission to write a new play.

Donja R. Love Will Write New Musical DRIVE CHANGE, True Story about Food Truck Run by Photo Donja R. Love Will Write New Musical DRIVE CHANGE, True Story about Food Truck Run by Previously Incarcerated People
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2020

Playwright Donja R. Love (one in two, Fireflies, Sugar in our Wounds) and Witness Uganda composers and lyricists Matt Gould (Jonathan Larson Grant winner; Lempicka) and Griffin Matthews ('Dear White People'), has secured the underlying rights for the new musical Drive Change, an incredible true story about the award-winning non-profit of the same name.

MCC Theater's ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS Has Been Extended Photo MCC Theater's ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS Has Been Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 20, 2020

MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced the extension of the New York premiere of All the Natalie Portmans by C.A Johnson (MCC Theater's 2019/20 Tow Playwright in Residence) with direction by Kate Whoriskey. Previously scheduled for a limited run through March 15, All the Natalie Portmans will now play through Sunday, March 29 at the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street).

Racial Assumptions Explored In AREN'T YOU...? At The Marsh SF Photo Racial Assumptions Explored In AREN'T YOU...? At The Marsh SF
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 13, 2020

The Marsh San Francisco presents Aren't Youa???, the newest solo show by actor Fred Pitts recounting his hilarious journey to visit all 21 California Mission churches, where he discovers being black makes him an instant celebrity a?" the question is which one? Set in the Summer of 2012, Pitts finds himself at one Mission after the next, encountering docents and fellow tourists.

The Playwrights Realm Will Present 2020 INK'D Festival of New Plays Photo The Playwrights Realm Will Present 2020 INK'D Festival of New Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2020

The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira) will presents the 2020 INK'D Festival of New Plays, showcasing new works by this year's Realm Writing Fellows Tanya Everett, Maya Macdonald, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, and Christopher Reyes (February 24-27). The festival's plays offer vast tonal and stylistic variation while cohering around complex contemplations of structural issues. INK'D has proven to be an indispensable launching pad for the voices driving the future of playwriting. This year's powerful slate continues to introduce audiences to a diversity of fresh perspectives, thereby underscoring theater's potential to expand the possibilities of dramatic storytelling and engage with the world around it.

Photo Coverage: Richie Ridge Interviews The Next Generation of Major Playwrights at B Photo Photo Coverage: Richie Ridge Interviews The Next Generation of Major Playwrights at BroadwayCon
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 27, 2020

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge interviewed 'The Next Generation of Major Playwrights' at this weekend's BroadwayCon 2020!

BWW Review: Stirring Drama FIREFLIES Explodes at OC's South Coast Repertory Photo BWW Review: Stirring Drama FIREFLIES Explodes at OC's South Coast Repertory
by Michael Quintos - Jan 21, 2020

In their continued and laudable feat of presenting diverse voices in theater, Orange County's South Coast Repertory is currently staging another stirring new drama, this time from playwright Donja R. Love entitled FIREFLIES, which continues performances through January 26, 2020 in Costa Mesa under the admirable direction of Lou Bellamy. At times heartbreaking and devastating, but ultimately empowering and (slightly) hopeful for future generations, FIREFLIES is a must-watch drama with searing emotions and real-world importance, highlighted by powerful performances from its two talented leads.

Maxamoo Theater and Performance Podcast's Best & Worst of 2019, Part I Photo Maxamoo Theater and Performance Podcast's Best & Worst of 2019, Part I
by Maxamoo - Jan 14, 2020

All 9 of our regular contributors have gathered: Aurin, Ben, David, Jack, Jose, Liz, Nicole, Patty, and PennyMaria! We're back together for our year-end spectacular, our annual episode in which we discuss the best and worst theater of the year.

Ten Off-Broadway Productions From 2019 That Would Enrich Broadway In 2020 Photo Ten Off-Broadway Productions From 2019 That Would Enrich Broadway In 2020
by Michael Dale - Jan 1, 2020

To this very frequent theatre-goer, the most exciting and gratifying development on New York stages since 2010 has been the growing number of productions that, before hitting it big on Broadway, graced the stages of the city's non-profit Off-Broadway companies.

BWW Review: Donja R. Love's Absurdist Drama one in two Demands Attention For Black Ga Photo BWW Review: Donja R. Love's Absurdist Drama one in two Demands Attention For Black Gay Male HIV+ Realities
by Michael Dale - Dec 29, 2019

When you consider that the two best-known plays by American authors dealing with the AIDS epidemic, Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART and Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA, are both decades old and set in the 1980s, it's no wonder if playgoers tend to think of the crisis as something of the past which is now primarily under control. Even Matthew Lopez's current, THE INHERITANCE, though set in the 21st Century, focuses on the loss of gay men of that preceding generation.

Photo Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of ONE IN TWO Photo Photo Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of ONE IN TWO
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 11, 2019

The New Group presents Donja R. Love's one in two, featuring Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler and Edward Mawere. Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb, one in two just opened last night, December 10. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through January 12 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).

Review Roundup: The New Group's ONE IN TWO - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: The New Group's ONE IN TWO - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Dec 11, 2019

The New Group presents Donja R. Love's one in two, featuring Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler and Edward Mawere. Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb, plays through January 12 at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Jennifer Damiano, Michael Zegen and More Announced in Full Casting of BOB & CAROL & T Photo Jennifer Damiano, Michael Zegen and More Announced in Full Casting of BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2019

The New Group announces full casting for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, with Jennifer Damiano, Ana Nogueira, Joél Pérez and Michael Zegen joining, as previously announced, Duncan Sheik, in this world premiere production. Arriving as part of The New Group's 25th Anniversary Season, this production features Book by Jonathan Marc Sherman, Music and Lyrics by Duncan Sheik, Additional Lyrics by Amanda Green and Choreography by Kelly Devine. Scott Elliott directs. Previews begin January 16 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, February 4.

BAD SEED A One-Night-Only Reading To Benefit The New Group Announced Photo BAD SEED A One-Night-Only Reading To Benefit The New Group Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 28, 2019

On Monday, November 4, Ann Harada, Crystal Lucas-Perry, John Cameron Mitchell, Taylor Schilling, Wallace Shawn and Fred Weller will appear in a one-night-only reading of Maxwell Anderson's Bad Seed, to benefit The New Group, as the company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season.  Cynthia Nixon directs.  This benefit reading supports New Group/New Works, The New Group's play and musical development program. 

Photo Flash: First Look at First Floor Theater's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at First Floor Theater's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2019

First Floor Theater presents the Chicago premiere of the award-winning SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS, part of playwright Donja R. Love's trilogy of black love at pivotal moments in history, helmed by Company Member Mikael Burke, director of last season's acclaimed production of Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies. SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS will play October 19 ‚Äď November 23, 2019 at FFT's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at firstfloortheater.com. The press opening Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 pm.

Photo Flash: Inside First Rehearsal For The New Group's ONE IN TWO Photo Photo Flash: Inside First Rehearsal For The New Group's ONE IN TWO
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2019

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe New Group presents Donja R. Love's one in two, featuring Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler and Edward Mawere. Directed by Stevie Walker-Web, one in two begins performances November 19 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, December 10. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through January 12 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).

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