Native Voices at the Autry Presents The World Premiere of BINGO HALLNative Voices at the Autry Presents The World Premiere of BINGO HALL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Edward Anaya makes all the calls in the pueblo-well, he calls the numbers at the senior center's bimonthly bingo. But college acceptance letters kick-start an identity crisis: Who will Edward be if he leaves home and bingo behind? Like Ferris Bueller if he lived in a pueblo, Edward knows just what to say until romantic rejection, family antics, and community pressures leave him tongue-tied. New playwright Dillon Chitto brings the pueblo to the American theatre in this hilarious new play about tradition in a fast-changing world. (more...)

OCPA Presents THROUGH TEARS COME I At The Chance TheaterOCPA Presents THROUGH TEARS COME I At The Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance kicks off its 2018 reading series at the Chance Theater on March 10 with a new drama from Anaheim playwright Erica Bennett. Through Tears Come I connects contemporary Southern California life with Southern California history in a stirring and bold new work, directed by Angela Cruz and featuring Margarita Delia Martinez Florez, Zoe Gavina, Talia Goodman, Joseph McKinney, Taylor Preminger, Lisa Renee and David Edward Reyes. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Opens Its 2018 Season With FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNEBridge Street Theatre Opens Its 2018 Season With FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

???????What begins as a one-night-stand turns into a tug of war between a short-order cook who sees a lifetime of love and adventure ahead and a waitress who's been burned too many times in the past and is terrified of being hurt again in Terrence McNally's contemporary American classic "Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune", being presented by Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only, Thursdays through Sundays March 29-April 8, 2017. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Honor Emily Joy Weiner with Josephine Abady AwardLeague of Professional Theatre Women to Honor Emily Joy Weiner with Josephine Abady Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents) will present the 2018 Theatre Women Awards at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues) on Friday, March 16 beginning at 6:30PM. Tickets ($65-$250) are available for advance purchase at www.theatrewomen.org.  (more...)

Riverside Theatre presents BUYER & CELLARRiverside Theatre presents BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

???????Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the very funny play by Jonathan Tolins, Buyer & Cellar. Sponsored by Ray & Sonia McGowan, Bill & Judy Schneebeck, and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group, Buyer & Cellar performs on the Waxlax Stage from March 20 - April 8, 2018. (more...)

New York Premiere Of BABETTE'S FEAST Will Begin An Open-Ended Off-Broadway EngagementNew York Premiere Of BABETTE'S FEAST Will Begin An Open-Ended Off-Broadway Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

???????Based on the short story by Isak Dinesen (and made famous by the 1987 Academy Award-winning film), Babette's Feast will begin performances Wednesday March 14th at the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement.  Opening Night is set for Sunday March 25th (5pm).  The performance runs 90 minutes with no intermission. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Additional Winter ProgrammingPrimary Stages Announces Additional Winter Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) announced today additional programming and events for the Winter 2018 season. (more...)

Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STINGKate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE And ACCEPTANCE At Hampstead TheatreFull Casting Announced For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE And ACCEPTANCE At Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

'That old copper statue by the Courthouse downtown, honouring the dead Confederate soldier, ain't there no more…' (more...)

Undermain Announces 'Whither Goest Thou America', A Festival of New Play ReadingsUndermain Announces 'Whither Goest Thou America', A Festival of New Play Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Undermain Theatre presents Whither Goest Thou America: A Festival of New Play Readings. Four weeks of staged readings of new American plays examining the current American Landscape. Each week of the series will focus on a different playwright and play with readings of the play by an ensemble cast and the playwright in attendance for discussion of the work every Saturday night. Audiences will have the opportunity to return each week of the series to experience a new work and author examining the American experience and asking the question, "How did we get here and where are we going?" (more...)

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company Presents The World Premiere Of Carol Lashof's THE MELTING POTEveryday Inferno Theatre Company Presents The World Premiere Of Carol Lashof's THE MELTING POT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company is thrilled to announce their production of Carol Lashof's The Melting Pot will play a limited run at The Access Theater in March. The play, directed by Alex Keegan and produced by Ana?s Koivisto and Katherine Sommer, features John Blaylock (The Metropolitan Playhouse), Matt DaSilva (Beauty and the Beast National Tour), Ty Gaines, Maya Jasmin (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Franz Jones (Big River, Original Broadway production), Isaac Allen Miller, Talia Reich, and Rochelle Slovin (Russian Arts Theatre). (more...)

Barbara Kahn's THE LADY WAS A GENTLEMAN Opens 2/25Barbara Kahn's THE LADY WAS A GENTLEMAN Opens 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

'The Lady Was a Gentleman' is a docu-comedy about the 19th century lesbian actress Charlotte Cushman (spouse of sculptor Emma Stebbins, who designed Central Park's Bethesda Fountain).  (more...)

JENNY ZERKE Is Entangled In A Love Dilemma In New Comedy Film TOSS ITJENNY ZERKE Is Entangled In A Love Dilemma In New Comedy Film TOSS IT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Actress Jenny Zerke gets seriously entangled in a love dilemma in the new anti-romantic comedy indie feature film, TOSS IT, screening in Los Angeles as an 'Official Selection' at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival on February 25th. (more...)

OGP And MadLab Announce @thespeedofjake By Jennifer MaiselOGP And MadLab Announce @thespeedofjake By Jennifer Maisel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

OGP's Ohio premiere co-production with MadLab of @thespeedofjake by Jennifer Maisel will take place Fridays and Saturdays, Apr. 6 - 21, 2017, with a special preview performance on Thursday, Apr. 5, at MadLab, 227 N. 3rd St., in Columbus. 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...)

Melba LaRose's "After the Wall" Premieres as Part Writers Block 2018 FestivalMelba LaRose's "After the Wall" Premieres as Part Writers Block 2018 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

After the Wall, a multicultural, multidimensional, multidisciplinary, multimedia play about walls around the world and throughout time, takes the stage in a one night only preview at Howl! Happening. With comedy, drama, song, dance, projections, and soundscapes that envelop the audience, this theatrical extravaganza aims to shake us up and start the conversation. (more...)

SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY Announced as Part of NNPN's Rolling PremieresSURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY Announced as Part of NNPN's Rolling Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the continuation of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP), Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson, at Redtwist Theatre. The play, commissioned by Writers Theatre of New Jersey, will receive a total of three distinct NNPN RWP productions, rolling through Member Theaters Salt Lake Acting Company (September 6-October 15, UT), Writers Theatre of New Jersey (September 28-October 15, Madison, NJ), and Redtwist Theatre (February 17-March 18, Chicago, IL). Surely Goodness and Mercy is NNPN's 73rd Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Victory Gardens Theater presents BREACHPhoto Flash: Victory Gardens Theater presents BREACH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with BREACH: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate, written by Antoinette Nwandu and directed by Lisa Portes. BREACH runs February 9 - March 11, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Announces 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant RecipientsAmerican Theatre Wing Announces 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) announced today that the 2018 Jonathan Larson® Grants recipients areJay Adana (music and lyrics), Andrew R. Butler & Andrew Farmer (music, lyrics, and book), Emily Kaczmarek & Zoe Sarnak (music, lyrics, and book), and Mark Sonnenblick(music and lyrics). Four prestigious, unrestricted grants of $10,000 each, as well as additional support in the form of residencies, concerts, and recording grants, totaling over $48,000, will be presented on Monday, March 19, 2018 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre Presents IN THE WORKSThe Duplex Cabaret Theatre Presents IN THE WORKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Honeck-Moss Productions presents "In The Works." This exciting series is in it's Second Season and was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, & David Yazbek Head to Barnes and Noble for THE BAND'S VISIT Album ReleaseKatrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, & David Yazbek Head to Barnes and Noble for THE BAND'S VISIT Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording of THE BAND'S VISIT, the best reviewed musical of the season, with an exclusive in-store performance and fan photo-op at Barnes & Noble on the album's release date, Friday, February 23 at 4:00 PM. Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and the cast - with the show's composer and lyricist David Yazbek joining as special guest - will commemorate the release of the album on CD. (more...)

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