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Rachel Chavkin, Andre de Shields, Taylor Mac and More Launch THE TRICKLE UP to Aid Ar Photo Rachel Chavkin, Andre de Shields, Taylor Mac and More Launch THE TRICKLE UP to Aid Artists Loss of Income Due to Covid-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020

A group of over 50 other New York City artists-including Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Fellowship and OBIE Award winners spanning numerous disciplines-have launched The Trickle Up, a subscription video service to help artists hurt from the COVID-19 shutdown.

Photo Flash: DANCE NATION Opens Thursday At Steppenwolf Theatre Company Photo Photo Flash: DANCE NATION Opens Thursday At Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dance Nation by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans.

VIDEO: First Look At The Chicago Premiere of DANCE NATION At Steppenwolf Photo VIDEO: First Look At The Chicago Premiere of DANCE NATION At Steppenwolf
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dance Nation by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans.

VIDEO:  Playwright Clare Barron Talks DANCE NATION At Steppenwolf Photo VIDEO: Playwright Clare Barron Talks DANCE NATION At Steppenwolf
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is now in rehearsals with Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dance Nation by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans. Steppenwolf's production features ensemble members Audrey Francis (The Moms/Vanessa), Tim Hopper (Dance Teacher Pat), Caroline Neff (Zuzu), and Karen Rodriguez (Amina) with Ariana Burks (Sofia), Adithi Chandrashekar (Connie), Shanésia Davis (Ashlee), Torrey Hanson (Luke) and Ellen Maddow (Maeve). A success-driven pre-teen dance troupe finds themselves trying to understand their ambition, insecurities, changing bodies, rivalries and friendships while exploring the desires, confusion and sometimes feral nature of adolescence.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With DANCE NATION At Steppenwolf Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With DANCE NATION At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is now in rehearsals with Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dance Nation by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans. Steppenwolf's production features ensemble members Audrey Francis (The Moms/Vanessa), Tim Hopper (Dance Teacher Pat), Caroline Neff (Zuzu), and Karen Rodriguez (Amina) with Ariana Burks (Sofia), Adithi Chandrashekar (Connie), Shanésia Davis (Ashlee), Torrey Hanson (Luke) and Ellen Maddow (Maeve). A success-driven pre-teen dance troupe finds themselves trying to understand their ambition, insecurities, changing bodies, rivalries and friendships while exploring the desires, confusion and sometimes feral nature of adolescence.

Pulitzer Finalist DANCE NATION Now In Rehearsals At Steppenwolf Photo Pulitzer Finalist DANCE NATION Now In Rehearsals At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is now in rehearsals with Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dance Nation by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans.

Don't Sit This One Out, DANCE NATION Tickets On Sale Today Photo Don't Sit This One Out, DANCE NATION Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the bold Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Dance Nation by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans. Tickets are now on sale for this frank and fierce play that explores the untamed inner lives of pre-teen dancers with unflinching veracity and sharp-clawed humor.

Steppenwolf Announces Casting for First Half of 2019/20 Season Photo Steppenwolf Announces Casting for First Half of 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for the first four productions of the 2019/20 season featuring previously announced ensemble members Audrey Francis, Tim Hopper, Caroline Neff, Yasen Peyankov and Karen Rodriguez, and the return of Steppenwolf regulars including Michael Patrick Thornton, Cedric Young and Keith Kupferer, along with dozens of Chicago-based actors and an exciting debut by South African stage and screen star Nondumiso Tembe.

HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE, THE PROM, and More Win 2019 Drama Desk Awards - Full List! Photo HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE, THE PROM, and More Win 2019 Drama Desk Awards - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019

In the past few weeks, we've watched the nominations roll in. Today the final crop of nominees have been revealed, all leading to next week's ultimate announcement- the 2019 Tony nominations.

Breaking: OKLAHOMA!, TOOTSIE & More Earn Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List Photo Breaking: OKLAHOMA!, TOOTSIE & More Earn Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

In the past few weeks, we've watched the nominations roll in. Today the final crop of nominees have been revealed, all leading to next week's ultimate announcement- the 2019 Tony nominations.

La Mama Announces Its 57th Winter And Spring Season Photo La Mama Announces Its 57th Winter And Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

LA MAMA continues its 57th season this Winter and Spring with a roster of singular artists from around the globe as they present new works, both USA and World Premieres alike, on such topics as social inequality, immigration, racism and homophobia, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's Artistic Director.

Talking Band Premieres CITY OF NO ILLUSIONS at La MaMa Photo Talking Band Premieres CITY OF NO ILLUSIONS at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

La MaMa presents the world premiere of City of No Illusions, the newest work from seminal theater company Talking Band. Written and directed by four-time Obie winner Paul Zimet, City of No Illusions is a dark comedy set inside a funeral home that has become a refuge for two asylum seekers. Featuring original music by Ellen Maddow and an international cast of 12 performers, City of No Illusions is scheduled to run at La MaMa's Downstairs Theater (66 E 4th St) from February 8 through 24, with an opening night of February 13.

La MaMa Fills 57th Season with Over 50 Premieres Photo La MaMa Fills 57th Season with Over 50 Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

On the heels of having won the 2018 Regional Theater Tony Award, LA MAMA Experimental Theatre Club (ETC) announces its 57th season of productions, according to Mia Yoo, the company's artistic director. The season includes over 50 U.S., NYC and world premiere productions.

Playwrights Horizons Announces 3rd & Final Extension for DANCE NATION Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces 3rd & Final Extension for DANCE NATION
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a third and final extension for their acclaimed world premiere production of DANCE NATION, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning new play by Obie Award winner Clare Barron (You Got Older, I'll Never Love Again). Directed and choreographed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, D Deb Debbie Deborah, A Beautiful Day in November…, [Porto]), the play is the fifth production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.

Playwrights Horizons Extends DANCE NATION Through 6/17 Photo Playwrights Horizons Extends DANCE NATION Through 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a second extension for their acclaimed world premiere production of DANCE NATION, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning new play by Obie Award winner Clare Barron (You Got Older, I'll Never Love Again). Directed and choreographed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, D Deb Debbie Deborah, A Beautiful Day in November…, [Porto]), the play is the fifth production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.

BWW Interview: Ellen Maddow Trips the Light Fantastic in DANCE NATION Photo BWW Interview: Ellen Maddow Trips the Light Fantastic in DANCE NATION
by Naomi Serviss - May 14, 2018

This edgy production about a cutthroat girls dance group isn't a MEAN GIRLS kind of play, but it does tackle the competitive drive that can consume a teen's life.

BWW Review: Prepubescent Battles Rage in Clare Barron's Exhilarating DANCE NATION Photo BWW Review: Prepubescent Battles Rage in Clare Barron's Exhilarating DANCE NATION
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2018

'How're you gonna cap off your prepubescent years?', a stony-faced teacher asks his competitive dance team members, shortly after winning a competition that saw one of their own suffer a season-ending injury.

Photo Coverage: DANCE NATION Celebrates Opening Night at Playwrights Horizons Photo Photo Coverage: DANCE NATION Celebrates Opening Night at Playwrights Horizons
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 9, 2018

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron's raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plie and jete is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.

Photo Flash: Mallory Catlett's Award-Winning THIS WAS THE END Returns to the Mabou Mi Photo Photo Flash: Mallory Catlett's Award-Winning THIS WAS THE END Returns to the Mabou Mines Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Since 2004, director Mallory Catlett has worked across disciplines to expand the boundaries of theater. Through original works with her own company, Restless NYC, and collaborations with some of today's leading artists-composer Mika Karlsson (The Echo Drift), Dread Scott (Decision), Aaron Landsman (City Council Meeting & Perfect City)-Catlett creates theater that The New York Times calls "lurid, feverish and powerful." She has been called a "downtown treasure" by Time Out New York.

Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons Presents the World Premiere of DANCE NATION Photo Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons Presents the World Premiere of DANCE NATION
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2018

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron's raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plie andjete is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.  

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