Gina Gionfriddo News

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage TheaterHarvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director). The production will now play through Sunday, December 3. (more...)

BECKY SHAW Comes to Windy City Playhouse 9/28BECKY SHAW Comes to Windy City Playhouse 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for Gina Gionfriddo's "Becky Shaw," playing September 21 through November 12. Under the direction of Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein, the dark "ferociously funny" (The New York Times) comedy stars Carley Cornelius as the titular character, an emotionally-fragile single woman swept up in the chaos of a blind-date gone array. The cast of "Becky Shaw" also features Michael Doonan as Max Garrett, Suzanne Petri as Susan Slater, Michael Aaron Pogue as Andrew Porter and Amy Rubenstein as Suzanna Slater. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Brian Tyree Henry to Join Michael Cera and Chris Evans in LOBBY HEROEmmy Nominee Brian Tyree Henry to Join Michael Cera and Chris Evans in LOBBY HERO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry will join the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's LOBBY HERO, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

The Mad Ones' MILES FOR MARY to Make Off-Broadway Debut This WinterThe Mad Ones' MILES FOR MARY to Make Off-Broadway Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens 'LIVE for FIVE' Lottery for First Preview of THE TREASURERPlaywrights Horizons Opens 'LIVE for FIVE' Lottery for First Preview of THE TREASURER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Friday, August 25, for the LIVE for FIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the world premiere of The Treasurer, a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K GrantThe Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This WeekFOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Pop Up Theater to Present PTERODACTYLSPop Up Theater to Present PTERODACTYLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

POP UP THEATER, INC. is thrilled to present the award-winning play, PTERODACTYLS, written by Nicky Silver (The Lyons), produced by Grafton Doyle and directed by Melanie Weisner (Becky Shaw). PTERODACTYLS will open on Friday, September 1 at 8pm and runs through Sunday, September 24 at The Commissary at The Culver Studios, 9336 Washington Blvd. in Culver City. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterComplete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAYPlaywrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Brooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New TrusteesBrooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced new Board of Trustees members Elin Nierenberg, Tamara Harris Robinson, Ira Schreck, Brooke Shields, Susan Wasserstein and Kara Young. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterSingle Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-BroadwaySarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

1984, PILLOWMAN, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for MET's 2017-18 Season1984, PILLOWMAN, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for MET's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) has announced its 20th season. As MET celebrates their 20th anniversary of producing MainStage programming, they open the season by presenting a magnifying glass on society with a promise to make theatre even more accessible. (more...)

Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE TREASURER, the world premiere of a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.   (more...)

Greg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second StageGreg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY, has been added to the 2017-18 season. The production will open in Winter 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Tracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Finds Its Director at Second StageTracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Finds Its Director at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Obie and Drama Desk Award winner LILA NEUGEBAUER will direct the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, in June of 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theatre. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second StageMercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Mercedes Ruehl, winner of the Tony Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award, will star opposite the previously announced Michael Urie in the upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, Torch Song, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Casting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City PlayhouseCasting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Gina Gionfriddo's "Becky Shaw," the dark, "ferociously funny" (The New York Times) comedy. Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein directs the final production in Windy City Playhouse's third season, starring Theo Allyn ("The Matchmaker" at Goodman Theatre) in the title role as Becky Shaw. (more...)

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