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The Drama League Announces Formation of Directors Council Featuring Daniel Banks, Mel Photo The Drama League Announces Formation of Directors Council Featuring Daniel Banks, Melia Bensussen and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020

The Drama League has announced the formation of its first Directors Council, featuring nationally-renowned directors Daniel Banks, Melia Bensussen, Christopher Burris, Jillian Carucci, Jennifer Chang, Desdemona Chiang, R.J. Cutler, Estefanía Fadul, Raz Golden, Brian Eugenio Herrera, Adam Immerwahr, Gwynn MacDonald, Tony Phelan and more.

Drama League Announces Lineup For In Conversation and #Collaboration Series - JAGGED  Photo Drama League Announces Lineup For In Conversation and #Collaboration Series - JAGGED LITTLE PILL, Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020

May and June episodes will feature Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and actor Elizabeth Stanley on their collaboration during Jagged Little Pill; Tony-winning director Michael Mayer with actors Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle on Little Shop of Horrors; directors Lileana Blain-Cruz, Sheryl Kaller, and Desdemona Chiang; director Gaye Taylor Upchurch and playwright Lauren Gunderson on The Half-Life of Marie Curie; and more.

Breaking News: Drama League Announces 2020 Nominations Photo Breaking News: Drama League Announces 2020 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Drama League has announced the 2020 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much- coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Photo Flash: The Drama League Presents APPEARANCES and THE LOVER as Part of Directo Photo Photo Flash: The Drama League Presents APPEARANCES and THE LOVER as Part of DirectorFest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

The Drama League presents DirectorFest,  the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing.  The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an evening of short plays with The Lover  by Harold Pinter, directed by NJ Agwuna,  and Appearances by Tina Howe, directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman.  

DirectorFest Continues With THE LOVER and APPEARANCES At The New Ohio Theatre Photo DirectorFest Continues With THE LOVER and APPEARANCES At The New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) presents the 36th annual Directorfest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. Directorfest began January 10 and concludes on February 4, 2020 at various locations around NYC: The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thomson Avenue), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). For festival details and tickets, visit directorfest.org or call (212) 244-9494 x102. Industry/Theatre Professionals may request tickets by [email protected]

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of TH Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2020 Productions of THE LOVER and APPEARANCES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

The Drama League presents DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an with The Lover by Marcus Gardley, by Harold Pinter, directed by NJ Agwuna, and Appearances by Tina Howe, directed by Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly. The limited engagement begins Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm for three performances through February 1, 2020 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street). Tickets are priced at $45 Premium Seating | $25 General Seating | $20 Drama League/SDC/AEA/DG Members.

The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST Will Continue with THE SPORTING LIFE OF ICARUS JONES  Photo The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST Will Continue with THE SPORTING LIFE OF ICARUS JONES and THE DROWNING GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) will present the 36th annual *DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing.

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of THE SPORTING LIFE OF ICARUS JONES and THE DROWNING GIR Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of THE SPORTING LIFE OF ICARUS JONES and THE DROWNING GIRLS at DirectorFest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

The Drama League presents DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an evening of short plays probing the complexity of relationships with The Sporting Life of Icarus Jones by Marcus Gardley, directed by Chika Ike, and The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic, directed by Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly. The limited engagement begins Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm for three performances through January 25, 2020 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street). Tickets are priced at $45 Premium Seating | $25 General Seating | $20 Drama League/SDC/AEA/DG Members.

The Drama League Announces The Acting Company for DirectorFest 2020 Photo The Drama League Announces The Acting Company for DirectorFest 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) announced today the acting company for the 36th annual DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. Directorfest will take place January 10 - February 4, 2020 at various locations around NYC: The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thomson Avenue), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). For festival details and tickets, visit directorfest.org or call (212) 244-9494 x102.

Drama League DirectorFest 2020 Tickets Go On Sale Today Photo Drama League DirectorFest 2020 Tickets Go On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the 36th annual Directorfest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of stage directing. Known for its history as an identifier of the next generation of directing talent, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new play-with-music, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner & 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's 'Mrs. Fletcher').

The Drama League Announces Lineup And Creative Team For DirectorFest 2020 Photo The Drama League Announces Lineup And Creative Team For DirectorFest 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

The Drama League announced today the 2020 line-up of DirectorFest: The 36th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. For its 36th year, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new musical, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner and 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's Mrs. Fletcher).

Photo Coverage: The Drama League 2019 Gala Honors Sutton Foster Photo Photo Coverage: The Drama League 2019 Gala Honors Sutton Foster
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 29, 2019

The Drama League honored Sutton Foster at the organization's 36th Annual Benefit Gala this fall. The black-tie evening honoring Foster - a two-time Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Fred Astaire, and Gracie Award winner and star of TV Land's hit television series 'Younger' -- took place on Monday, October 28, 2019.

Joshua Henry, Jason Robert Brown, and More Join The Drama League's Benefit Gala Honor Photo Joshua Henry, Jason Robert Brown, and More Join The Drama League's Benefit Gala Honoring Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

The Drama League has revealed more of the artists who will be celebrating Sutton Foster at the organization's 36th Annual Benefit Gala next week. The black-tie evening honoring Foster a?" a two-time Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Fred Astaire, and Gracie Award winner and star of TV Land's hit television series a?oeYoungera?? -- will take place on Monday, October 28, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in New York City at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). As previously announced, EY is the 2019 recipient of The Drama League's Arts Ally Award, to be accepted by Herb Engert at the Benefit Gala.

Laura Osnes, Jonathan Groff, Joel Grey, Beth Leavel and More Join The Drama League's  Photo Laura Osnes, Jonathan Groff, Joel Grey, Beth Leavel and More Join The Drama League's Benefit Gala Celebrating Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

The Drama League has revealed some of the artists who will be honoring Sutton Foster at the organization's 36th Annual Benefit Gala this fall. The black-tie evening honoring Foster a?" a two-time Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Fred Astaire, and Gracie Award winner and star of TV Land's hit television series a?oeYoungera?? -- will take place on Monday, October 28, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in New York City at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue).

The Drama League Unveils Details for 2019 Fall Series Photo The Drama League Unveils Details for 2019 Fall Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

The Drama League has announced its 2019 Fall Series, including new play readings, open rehearsals, master workshops and conversations with America's leading stage directors, to be held at The Drama League Theater Center

The Drama League Appoints Bevin Ross New Executive Director Photo The Drama League Appoints Bevin Ross New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

The Drama League has named Bevin Ross its new Executive Director, joining Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks as Co-CEO of the 103-year-old theatre organization. The new appointment will expand the portfolio and reach of The Drama League as the first step in its new strategic plan, while allowing Mr. Stelian-Shanks, who formerly performed both roles for five seasons, to focus exclusively on the company's expanding artistic programs for early, mid, and late career stage directors.

Applications Now Open For The 2020 Drama League Directing Fellowships And Director Re Photo Applications Now Open For The 2020 Drama League Directing Fellowships And Director Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Artistic Director) opened its applications today for the 2020 Drama League Directors Project, which offer unique Fellowship and Residency opportunities for professional stage directors at all levels of experience to advance their artistry, learn new skills, develop and present new work, and propel their careers. The only program of its kind in the nation, the deadline for completed applications is 11:59pm US EDT on Monday, February 3, 2020.

The Drama League Launches FIRST STAGE FESTIVAL This Summer Photo The Drama League Launches FIRST STAGE FESTIVAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

The Drama League has announced an inaugural event: First Stage Festival, where new works take their first steps, featuring 10 resident directors who will have 10 hours to focus and manifest a particular moment or element of 10 new works, giving a glimpse into the future of the American Theater.

Photo Coverage: Broadway's Best Attend the 85th Annual Drama League Awards Photo Photo Coverage: Broadway's Best Attend the 85th Annual Drama League Awards
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2019

The 85th Annual Drama League Awards were handed out last night, May 17, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).

Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List! Photo Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld.

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