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Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 SeasonTwo Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Theatre For A New Audience Announces 2017-18 SeasonTheatre For A New Audience Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

On the heels of winning its second Ross Wetzsteon Award for Sustained Excellence at the 2017 OBIE Awards, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) have just announced its 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: FLY BY NIGHT's Jim LichtscheidlBWW Interview: FLY BY NIGHT's Jim Lichtscheidl
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 27, 2017

Learning more about an actor who you've seen a lot in a show you've never seen before can be a lot of fun. Local actor Jim Lichtscheidl answers 6 Questions and a Plug, and is going places but won't be going anywhere. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Emily TownleyBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Emily Townley
by Elliot Lanes - May 18, 2017

Today's subject Emily Townley is currently living her theatre life over at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company where she is preparing to begin performances of Taylor Mac's play Hir. The production plays from May 22nd through June 18th. (more...)

2017 PEN World Voices International Play Festival Begins Today2017 PEN World Voices International Play Festival Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The 2017 PEN World Voices International Play Festival begins today. (more...)

The Segal Center to Present The 2017 PEN World Voices: International Play FestivalThe Segal Center to Present The 2017 PEN World Voices: International Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

As part of the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, The Segal Center will showcase play readings by nine voices from around the world. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Welcomes New Managing DirectorPlaywrights' Center Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The Playwrights' Center today announced that Robert Chelimsky will join the organization as managing director, effective May 1, 2017. Chelimsky most recently served as managing director of Epic Theatre Ensemble in New York. (more...)

PEN World Voices International Play Festival Announces 2017 LineupPEN World Voices International Play Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces the complete line-up of its annual PEN World Voices International Play Festival, running May 1, 2 at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York), and Sunday, May 7 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd St, New, New York). (more...)

ON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring SeasonON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, announces its Spring 2017 season of free public programs. The season features free public programs, welcoming and celebrating contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

Luna Pearl Woolf's BETTER GODS Set for  Washington National OperaLuna Pearl Woolf's BETTER GODS Set for Washington National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Better Gods, a new opera by composer Luna Pearl Woolf, will have its world premiere at the Kennedy Center on January 8 and 9 presented by Washington National Opera, Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director. The story of the last queen of Hawaii and the fall of the Hawaiian monarchy, with a libretto by Caitlin Vincent, the one-hour opera is part of WSO's ambitious American Opera Initiative.  The music of Luna Pearl Woolf, praised for its “psychological nuances and emotional depth,” by The New York Times, is also featured on several new recordings and is the focus of major composer portraits in Washington, DC and in Montreal in 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Playwright Thomas Bradshaw Cuts Down On The Sex in FULFILLMENTBWW Review: Playwright Thomas Bradshaw Cuts Down On The Sex in FULFILLMENT
by Michael Dale - Sep 30, 2015

Compared with his past plays, this one's almost chaste. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Guthrie Celebrates Artistic Director Joe Dowling in New YorkPhoto Flash: The Guthrie Celebrates Artistic Director Joe Dowling in New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Guthrie Theater held a cocktail party in New York City this week to celebrate Joe Dowling and his final season at the theater. He leaves in June 2015 after 20 years and as the longest Artistic Director in the theater's history. The party was held at the home of Frank and Frances Wilkinson, board members of the Guthrie Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

THE WHITE SNAKE, MR. BURNS, THE CRUCIBLE & More Set for Guthrie Theater's 2014-15 SeasonTHE WHITE SNAKE, MR. BURNS, THE CRUCIBLE & More Set for Guthrie Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced ten mainstage productions in his final season at the helm of the world renowned theater, culminating 20 years of remarkable leadership. The 2014-2015 lineup includes first-time Guthrie productions of plays by A.R. Gurney, Anne Washburn and Sarah Ruhl, three productions directed by Dowling, including a beloved Shakespeare comedy and iconic masterpieces by Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey, the Guthrie debut of visionary writer and director Mary Zimmerman, as well as an all-American musical slated for summer. (more...)

Page 73 Productions Reveals 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow & Interstate 73 Writers GroupPage 73 Productions Reveals 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow & Interstate 73 Writers Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Page 73 Productions, the Off-Broadway company dedicated to producing and developing works by early-career playwrights, has awarded Clare Barron the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellowship. (more...)

Page 73 Productions Adds GROUNDED Matinee, 2/1Page 73 Productions Adds GROUNDED Matinee, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Due to critical praise and strong ticket sales, Page 73 Productions will add a 3pm matinee performance on Saturday, February 1 to the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, Page 73 Productions' Executive Directors Liz Jones and Asher Richelli have announced. (more...)

Bob Dreyfuss, Sarah E. Kreps and Hina Shamsi Set for Talk Back After Page 73's GROUNDED TonightBob Dreyfuss, Sarah E. Kreps and Hina Shamsi Set for Talk Back After Page 73's GROUNDED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Page 73 Productions, now in its 16th year premiering the next generation of American Playwrights - who have included Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes, Drama Desk Award winner Sam Hunter, New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award recipient Dan LeFranc, and more - announces a post-show discussion panel on America's drone wars following tonight's January 23rd performance of the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll (TELEPHONE, A MAP OF VIRTUE) and starring Hannah Cabell (3C, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS opposite Frank Langella). (more...)

Bob Dreyfuss, Sarah E. Kreps and Hina Shamsi Set for Talk Back After Page 73's GROUNDED, TodayBob Dreyfuss, Sarah E. Kreps and Hina Shamsi Set for Talk Back After Page 73's GROUNDED, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Page 73 Productions, now in its 16th year premiering the next generation of American playwrights - who have included Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes, Drama Desk Award winner Sam Hunter, New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award recipient Dan LeFranc, and more - announces a post-show discussion panel on America's drone wars following the January 23rd performance of the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll (TELEPHONE, A MAP OF VIRTUE) and starring Hannah Cabell (3C, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS opposite Frank Langella). (more...)

Page 73 Productions Reveals Finalists for 2014 P73 Playwriting FellowshipPage 73 Productions Reveals Finalists for 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Page 73 Productions - the Off-Broadway company dedicated to producing and developing works by early-career playwrights -- has announced the eight finalists for the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellowship. (more...)

Ken Rus Schmoll to Direct Page 73's GROUNDED Off-Broadway, Begin. 1/8Ken Rus Schmoll to Direct Page 73's GROUNDED Off-Broadway, Begin. 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Page 73 Productions, now in its 16th year premiering the next generation of American playwrights - who have included Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes, Drama Desk Award winner Sam Hunter, New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award recipient Dan LeFranc, and more - will present the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll (TELEPHONE, A MAP OF VIRTUE) and starring Hannah Cabell (3C, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS opposite Frank Langella) with preview performances beginning Off-Broadway on January 8 prior to an official press opening of January 16 at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street) in Manhattan. GROUNDED has a runtime of 70 minutes, with no intermission. (more...)

Page 73 Productions Announces 26 Semi-Finalists For 2014 Development ProgramsPage 73 Productions Announces 26 Semi-Finalists For 2014 Development Programs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Page 73 Productions - the Off-Broadway company dedicated to producing and developing works by early-career playwrights -- has announced 26 semi-finalists for their 2014 development programs. Page 73's slate of individually-tailored developmental programs for early-career playwrights includes the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, the Interstate 73 writers group, and the Summer Residency at Yale University. (more...)

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