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Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION LineupVictory Gardens Announces IGNITION Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew, Executive Director Erica Daniels and Director of New Play Development Skyler Gray announce the lineup for the 2019 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Tasters by Meghan Brown; The Gradient by Steph Del Rosso; [hieroglyph] by Erika Dickerson-Despenza; #NEWSLAVES by Keelay Gipson; Reckoning: Furies from a New Queer Nation by Geraldine Inoa; and They Could Give No Name by Exal Iraheta. The 2019 Festival runs August 2 -4, 2019 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Continues Its 45th Season With THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWANCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Continues Its 45th Season With THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666. (more...)


by Walter McBride - Jun 4, 2019

The Dramatists Guild Foundation celebrated Tony Award nominee Anais Mitchell on Monday, June 3, at a salon hosted by Kara Unterberg. Mitchell performed songs from her Tony nominated hit, Hadestown, as well as songs that served as artistic inspirations to her.In addition, DGF President Andrew Lippa spoke about the new Dramatists Guild Foundation giving community, The Write Stuff Society. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pasek & Paul, and More Attend Dramatists Guild Foundation's Evening of Philanthropy, Legacy, and MusicPhoto Coverage: Pasek & Paul, and More Attend Dramatists Guild Foundation's Evening of Philanthropy, Legacy, and Music
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2019

On the evening of May 13, Dramatists Guild Foundation and Morgan Stanley hosted An Evening of Philanthropy, Legacy, and Music at Morgan Stanley. (more...)

FRIENDS WITH GUNS Extends at Road Theatre CoFRIENDS WITH GUNS Extends at Road Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, announce that their third show of its 2018-2019 season, the world premiere of FRIENDS WITH GUNS, written by Stephanie Alison Walker and directed by Randee Trabitz is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, MAY 11 at the Road Theatre on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Court Theatre And Nambi E. Kelley Win Prince Prize For Commissioning Original WorkCourt Theatre And Nambi E. Kelley Win Prince Prize For Commissioning Original Work
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

Court Theatre and playwright Nambi E. Kelley have received the Prince Prize for Commissioning Original Work for 2018. Prince Charitable Trusts makes an award of $75,000 each year to a major Chicago dance, music, visual arts or theater company. When the Trust approached Court Theatre about projects that might fit their vision for the Prize, it was only natural to ask playwright Nambi E. Kelley to create an original play based on the story of Stokely Carmichael's activism and legacy for the stage. In 2014, Kelley had adapted Richard Wright's Native Son for Court Theatre in a co-production with American Blues Theatre that garnered great critical and popular acclaim. Another collaboration would build upon these successes. (more...)

Jenn Colella and Charles Shaughnessy to Lead PETER PAN at Pittsburgh CLOJenn Colella and Charles Shaughnessy to Lead PETER PAN at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

Pittsburgh CLO's 2019 Summer Season will be highlighted by stand-out performances from Broadway's best and distinguished stars of film and television, including Jenn Colella, star of Tony-winning Come From Away, Charles Shaughnessy, best known as Maxwell Sheffield on TV's The Nanny and Ace Young of American Idol fame. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced that it will be bringing its Traveling Masters program to Ohio and Minnesota over the course of this month. Traveling Masters is a nationwide education program providing master classes and events on the craft of writing. The program presents an incredible opportunity for students, aspiring professionals, and theater lovers to connect with the giants of American theater to be inspired, challenged, and empowered. Participants get the chance to interact with award-winning writers, allowing them to learn, ask questions, and develop their talents with input from true experts. Participants in each of these states will gain insight into the real-life experiences of these renowned playwrights. (more...)

Two Plays Added To The Blank Theatre's Living Room SeriesTwo Plays Added To The Blank Theatre's Living Room Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

Two new plays have been added to The Blank Theatre's Living Room Series schedule. The Good Samaritan by Wendy McLeod, directed by Sylvia Cervantes Blush, will be presented on Monday, April 1, at 8pm and The Calm Before by Deborah Yarchun, directed by Warren Davis, will be presented on Monday, April 8, at 8pm. Performances are at The Blank's 2nd Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Wilcox), in Hollywood, 90038. (more...)

Amy Herzog and Heidi Schreck Named Co-Recipients of the Horton Foote AwardAmy Herzog and Heidi Schreck Named Co-Recipients of the Horton Foote Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

The Dramatists Guild of America is proud to announce they will present the 2019 Horton Foote Playwriting Award to playwrights Amy Herzog and Heidi Schreck at the Dramatists Guild's annual awards presentations in July. The Richenthal Foundation is again sponsoring the award. Each writer will receive a $12,500 prize. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Judith Light and Tony Kushner Honored With DGF Madge Evans & Sidney Kingsley AwardsPhoto Coverage: Judith Light and Tony Kushner Honored With DGF Madge Evans & Sidney Kingsley Awards
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2019

On Monday, March 18, DGF hosted a Salon at the Lambs Club where they presented actress Judith Light and playwright Tony Kushner with the DGF Madge Evans & Sidney Kingsley Awards. Former DGF Fellow, Oliver Houser, was also presented with the inaugural DGF Stephen Schwartz Award. The evening featured performances by Michael R. Jackson, James Jackson Jr., Sean Patrick Cameron, and Oliver Houser, and remarks by Jordan Roth, Jon Robin Baitz, and Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Judith Light and Tony Kushner to Be Honored with DGF's Evans-Kingsley AwardsJudith Light and Tony Kushner to Be Honored with DGF's Evans-Kingsley Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Actress Judith Light and playwright Tony Kushner are set to receive DGF Madge Evans & Sidney Kingsley Awards. Former DGF Fellow, Oliver Houser, also announced as recipient of the DGF Stephen Schwartz Award. (more...)

Pulitzer-Nominated Playwright Comes To New Hampshire Theatre Project For The Opening Of CHARMPulitzer-Nominated Playwright Comes To New Hampshire Theatre Project For The Opening Of CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

New Hampshire Theatre Project's 30th Anniversary Season continues in 2019 with Charm by Kathleen Cahill which runs March 15 - 31. Full of grace, hilarity and magical realism, Charm brings to life the story of brilliant but unknown Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller, the confidante of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. (more...)

Eight Plays to Hold Special Showings Raising Mental Illness AwarenessEight Plays to Hold Special Showings Raising Mental Illness Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

On March 10th at 1pm, the Music Hall at the Dramatists Guild Foundation will serve as host for 'Talking It Out' - a special fundraising event presented by award-winning playwright and producer Anthony J. Piccione - featuring a series of short plays, all revolving around the theme of mental illness, being presented in a minimalist, staged reading format, in the hopes of raising awareness for the issue of mental health awareness. (more...)

Road Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of FRIENDS WITH GUNSRoad Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of FRIENDS WITH GUNS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, present the third show of its 2018-2019 season, the world premiere of FRIENDS WITH GUNS, written by Stephanie Alison Walker and directed by Randee Trabitz. FRIENDS WITH GUNS will preview on Tuesday, March 12 at 8pm; Wednesday, March 13 at 8pm & Thursday, March 14 and will open on Friday, March 15 at 8pm and run through Sunday, May 5 at the Road Theatre on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Playwright Caridad Svich Will Lead Workshops At Wilbury, RISD, and Frequency WritersPlaywright Caridad Svich Will Lead Workshops At Wilbury, RISD, and Frequency Writers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Celebrated playwright and teacher Caridad Svich will be in Providence this week as part of the Dramatists Guild Foundation's Traveling Masters program. Caridad's visit will conclude with a talkback following a performance of her new play Red Bike on Saturday, February 23 at The Wilbury Theatre Group. (more...)

The Public Theater Announces Line-Up And Casting For Sixth Season Of Public StudioThe Public Theater Announces Line-Up And Casting For Sixth Season Of Public Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The Public Theater announced the sixth season of PUBLIC STUDIO today, which will present two new works this spring. Continuing The Public's commitment to nurturing new playwrights, the two productions will run in succession in The Public's Shiva Theater and be presented as pared-down productions with the low ticket price of $15. This vital program continues The Public's mission of making new work by emerging artists accessible to all audiences. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Foundation Brings Traveling Masters to Rhode Island, Nevada, and New HampshireDramatists Guild Foundation Brings Traveling Masters to Rhode Island, Nevada, and New Hampshire
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced that it will be bringing its Traveling Masters program to Rhode Island, Nevada, and New Hampshire for the very first time over the course of this month. The Traveling Masters is a nationwide education program providing master classes and events on the craft of writing. The program presents an incredible opportunity for students, aspiring professionals, and theater lovers to connect with the giants of American theater to be inspired, challenged, and empowered. Participants get the chance to interact with award-winning writers, allowing them to learn, ask questions, and develop their talents with input from true experts. Participants in each state gain insight into the real-life experiences of three different renowned playwrights. (more...)

UNBREAKABLE From Andrew Lippa And SF Gay Men's Chorus is Available TodayUNBREAKABLE From Andrew Lippa And SF Gay Men's Chorus is Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of Unbreakable - Original Cast Recording in physical, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, February 8. Spanning 120 years of unsung history, Unbreakable is an epic choral work exploring the gay experience in America through the words and music of Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Applications For Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Program Open FridayApplications For Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Program Open Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

The Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows program will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Fellows class on Friday, February 1st. They will close at midnight, Eastern time, on March 12. (more...)

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