Dramatists Guild News

Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored with 2018 St. Louis Literary AwardStephen Sondheim Will Be Honored with 2018 St. Louis Literary Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will be honored with the 2018 St. Louis Literary Award, writes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT Original Broadway Cast Recording Out This FridayTHE BAND'S VISIT Original Broadway Cast Recording Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the original Broadway cast recording of THE BAND'S VISIT, the best reviewed musical of the season, in digital and streaming formats on Friday, December 15. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Dramatists Guild Foundation Celebrates THE BAND'S VISIT Playwright Itamar MosesPhoto Coverage: The Dramatists Guild Foundation Celebrates THE BAND'S VISIT Playwright Itamar Moses
by Walter McBride - Dec 9, 2017

The Dramatists Guild Foundation celebrated the work of Itamar Moses at a salon hosted by DGF President Emeritus, Gretchen Cryer on Monday, September 25. He was interviewed by DGF President Andrew Lippa, and spoke about his writing process as well as the creation of his hit Broadway musical, The Band's Visit, co-written with David Yazbeck. Check out photos here! (more...)

Cast Complete for August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING at Seattle RepCast Complete for August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of Two Trains Running, August Wilson's slice-of-life portrait of a defining moment in American history. (more...)

Josiah Bania and Marcel Spears Sign on for IRONBOUND at the Geffen PlayhouseJosiah Bania and Marcel Spears Sign on for IRONBOUND at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Josiah Bania (CBS's The Good Wife) and Marcel Spears (ABC's The Mayor) will join Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (Broadway's reasons to be pretty, Amazon's Sneaky Pete) in the West Coast Premiere of Martyna Majok's Ironbound, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (Actually). (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Helm UK Premiere of WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS at Jermyn Street TheatreAustin Pendleton to Helm UK Premiere of WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Opening Jermyn Street Theatre's Spring SCANDAL Season, and following a highly acclaimed New York revival in 2011, Lanie Robertson's Woman Before a Glass brings Peggy Guggenheim's remarkable story to life, revealing how her passionate loyalties changed the face of 20th Century art. (more...)

RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Star Alexis Michelle to Return to Feinstein's/54 BelowRUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Star Alexis Michelle to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomes back Alexis Michelle, one of the last queens standing on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9, in her new one woman show ALEXIS, I AM! (more...)


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Photo Flash: PERICLES WET Makes World Premiere with Portland ShakesPhoto Flash: PERICLES WET Makes World Premiere with Portland Shakes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project presents the world premiere of Pericles Wet, by Portland playwright Ellen Margolis. Commissioned by Portland Shakes, Pericles Wet is a masterful adaptation of William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Michael Mendelson. The show will run from December 1 to December 17 on Artists Rep's Alder Stage. (more...)

James Cusati-Moyer, Douglas Hodge, Marsha Mason, Marin Mazzie and More to Star in Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR at Classic Stage CompanyJames Cusati-Moyer, Douglas Hodge, Marsha Mason, Marin Mazzie and More to Star in Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, will present the world premiere of Fire and Air, a new play by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, directed by John Doyle, beginning performances Wednesday, January 17 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 25. Opening night is Thursday, February 1. (more...)

North Texas Theatres Convene Artists Town Hall with Laura T. FisherNorth Texas Theatres Convene Artists Town Hall with Laura T. Fisher
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

In an effort to do better, and in response to the recent thoughtful discussion that has taken place specifically regarding inappropriate conduct in the North Texas theatre community, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) Member Theatres of North Texas have worked together to convene an Artist Town Hall about developing a theatre code of standards. The Town Hall will be moderated by TheaterJones Editor Mark Lowry, with Laura T. Fisher, Coordinator of Chicago Theatre Standards leading the discussion. (more...)

Nilaja Sun, Chris Canaan, James ljames, and More Tapped For PlayPenn Education SeriesNilaja Sun, Chris Canaan, James ljames, and More Tapped For PlayPenn Education Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

An array of award-winning teaching artists are lined up to share their craft and art with theater enthusiasts, theatre artists and writers in 2018. PlayPenn, the new play development organization based in Philadelphia, is proud to announce their Winter and Spring 2018 Education Series, led by award-winning playwright and University of Pennsylvania playwriting professor Jacqueline Goldfinger, which features both face-to-face courses in Philadelphia and online workshops that can be taken from anywhere in the world. (more...)

TNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This WinterTNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre presents VIETGONESan Diego Repertory Theatre presents VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced details for the fifth production of its 42nd season, Vietgone, which will be making its San Diego premiere after a successful Off-Broadway run. A love story like no other from playwright Qui Nguyen ( She Kills Monsters ), Vietgone, will feature innovative artists new to the San Diego REP, including director Jesca Prudencio (Ping Chong + Company) and starring Ben Levin ( Allegiant and Ugly Betty ) and Katherine Ko ( Hollywood and Angels in America ). This moving comedy begins on Thursday, January 25, 2018 and plays through Sunday, February 18, 2018 with an opening night on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

KITEZH Opens Thursday at MadLabKITEZH Opens Thursday at MadLab
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

MadLab's world premiere production of Kitezh by Jennifer Feather Youngblood will take place Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 1 - 16, 2017, with a special preview performance on Thursday, Nov. 30, at MadLab, 227 N. 3rd St., in Columbus. All performances are at 8 p.m. Admission is $18 for the general public, $15 for students and seniors and $13 for MadLab members. Tickets are available online at www.madlab.net. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Present BREAD AND ROSES A New Musical as Part of the Dare to Be Different SeriesAmas Musical Theatre to Present BREAD AND ROSES A New Musical as Part of the Dare to Be Different Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present Bread and Roses, with book & lyrics by Jill Abramovitz and music by Brad Alexander, the third and final offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). The three performances will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 3pm & 7pm and on Friday, December 15 @ 3pm. For tickets please call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.amasmusical.org. (more...)

Roslyn Ruff to Star in The Acting Company's X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Off-BroadwayRoslyn Ruff to Star in The Acting Company's X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

The Acting Company presents their acclaimed production of playwright/poet Marcus Gardley's X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. the Nation in a full Off-Broadway run, January 14-February 18, 2018, at the Theatre at St. Clement's. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Opens Arthur Kopit's INDIANS TonightMetropolitan Playhouse Opens Arthur Kopit's INDIANS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017

Arthur Kopit's 1968 critically-acclaimed play INDIANS opens tonight at the Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe, performances continue through December 16 at Metropolitan Playhouse at 220 E. 4th Street, New York City. (more...)

Lenore Skomal's New Play THE EXES Takes the Stage For Industry ReadingLenore Skomal's New Play THE EXES Takes the Stage For Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Lenore Skomal's new play The Exes takes the stage this December for a special industry reading prior to its Off Broadway run in spring of 2018. Self-made billionaire Richard and his best friend Dick were both married to the same woman: strong willed Mavis. When she drops in uninvited on Christmas Eve--the day of Richard's daughter's wedding--all hell breaks loose. Reminiscent of The Philadelphia Story, this bromantic comedy of love and breakups is alternately irreverent, ridiculous and tender-reminding audiences why marriage and divorce make for strange bedfellows. (more...)

N'Kenge to Star as 'DOROTHY DANDRIDGE' in Amas Musical ReadingN'Kenge to Star as 'DOROTHY DANDRIDGE' in Amas Musical Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

A friendly reminder that Amas Musical Theatre will present Dorothy Dandridge - Hollywood's Sepia Goddess, the second offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

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