Photo Flash: Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative Winners Receive L.A. ProductionsPhoto Flash: Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative Winners Receive L.A. Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Two new character-driven relationship plays, both by award-winning women writers and both inspired by events currently at the forefront of our national consciousness, beat out 1241 other submissions in the inaugural Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative. Hart NPI artistic director Christopher Hart will direct Silver Medallion-winning plays Confederates by Suzanne Bradbeer, opening Nov. 9, and Exit Wounds by Wendy Graf, opening Nov. 16, atGrove Theater Center in Burbank, where the two plays will continue to run in repertory through Dec. 16. One will be named the Gold Medallion winner and open on March 13, 2019 for a six-week, off-Broadway run in the 196-seat "Theater A" at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. (more...)

Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative 'Silver Medallion' Winners Get L.A. ProductionsMoss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative 'Silver Medallion' Winners Get L.A. Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Two new character-driven relationship plays, both by award-winning women writers and both inspired by events currently at the forefront of our national consciousness, beat out 1241 other submissions in the inaugural Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative. Hart NPI artistic director Christopher Hart will direct Silver Medallion-winning plays Confederates by Suzanne Bradbeer, opening Nov. 9, and Exit Wounds by Wendy Graf, opening Nov. 16, at Grove Theater Center in Burbank, where the two plays will continue to run in repertory through Dec. 16. One will be the named the Gold Medallion winner and open on March 13, 2019 for a six-week, off-Broadway run in the 196-seat "Theater A" at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. (more...)

Moss & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative Winners to Run In Rep At GTC BurbankMoss & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative Winners to Run In Rep At GTC Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Two new character-driven relationship plays, both by award-winning women writers and both inspired by events currently at the forefront of our national consciousness, beat out 1241 other submissions in the inaugural Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative. Hart NPI artistic director Christopher Hart will direct Silver Medallion-winning plays Confederates by Suzanne Bradbeer, opening Nov. 9, and Exit Wounds by Wendy Graf, opening Nov. 16, at Grove Theater Center in Burbank, where the two plays will continue to run in repertory through Dec. 16. One will be the named the Gold Medallion winner and open on March 13, 2019 for a six-week, off-Broadway run in the 196-seat "Theater A" at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. (more...)

Chaim Potok's THE CHOSEN Announces Final Extension At The Fountain TheatreChaim Potok's THE CHOSEN Announces Final Extension At The Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

The Chosen - A silent father, an ancient tradition and an unexpectedly important game of baseball forge bonds of lifelong friendship between two Jewish boys from "five blocks and a world apart" in this funny, poignant, timely and timeless father-son story about recognition and acceptance of "the other." Final extension - must close June 10! (more...)

Fountain Theatre's THE CHOSEN Extends and Adds PerformancesFountain Theatre's THE CHOSEN Extends and Adds Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

In the wake of nearly two-dozen rave reviews and six weeks of sold-out houses, the Fountain Theatre has extended its run of The Chosenand increased performances from three to four per week. Adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from Potok's bestselling novel of the same name, The Chosen will now continue through May 7. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CHOSEN Proves There is More Than One Way to Raise Your Son to be a ManBWW Review: THE CHOSEN Proves There is More Than One Way to Raise Your Son to be a Man
by Shari Barrett - Feb 6, 2018

When Danny, son of an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic rabbi, injures the more traditionally Orthodox Reuven during a baseball game between their rival yeshivas, their two universes collide and a unique friendship is born. "This powerful story shows how essential it is to consider the views of those who are different from us," says director Levy. "It's an antidote to the toxicity of our times. Potok beautifully depicts what it means to bridge chasms - between modernity and tradition, the secular and the sacred, Zionism and Hasidism, adolescence and adulthood, friendship and family, fathers and sons, the head and the heart, and the struggle to choose for ourselves, to fight for what we believe in and who we want to be." (more...)

Photo Flash: Chaim Potok's THE CHOSEN Opens Tonight at the Fountain TheatrePhoto Flash: Chaim Potok's THE CHOSEN Opens Tonight at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Friendship, faith and fatherhood. Jonathan Arkin, Alan Blumenfeld, Dor Gvirtsman and Sam Mandelstar in The Chosen, the award-winning stage adaptation by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok of Potok's beloved novel. Simon Levy directs for aJanuary 20 opening at the Fountain Theatre, where performances continue through March 25. The Fountain celebrates the novel's 50th anniversary (last April) with the West Coast premiere of Posner's new, streamlined version. (more...)

Fountain Opens 2018 Season with Newly Revised Stage Version of Chaim Potok's THE CHOSENFountain Opens 2018 Season with Newly Revised Stage Version of Chaim Potok's THE CHOSEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Friendship, faith and fatherhood.Jonathan Arkin, Alan Blumenfeld, Dor Gvirtsman and Sam Mandelstar in The Chosen, the award-winning stage adaptation by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok of Potok's beloved novel. Simon Levydirects for a January 20 opening at the Fountain Theatre, where performances continue through March 25. The Fountain celebrates the novel's 50th anniversary (last April) with the West Coast premiere of Posner's new, streamlined version. (more...)