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Off-Broadway: Motherhood Out Loud, Boys in the Band, Word of Mouth (Drama Desk Award), Cloud 9, One Man Band. Regional: I Am My Own Wife, Irma Vep (Hartford Stage). Co-founder of The Trevor Project. (read more)
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Off-Broadway: Motherhood Out Loud, Boys in the Band, Word of Mouth (Drama Desk Award), Cloud 9, One Man Band. Regional: I Am My Own Wife, Irma Vep (Hartford Stage). Co-founder of The Trevor Project. (read more)
American Blues Theater Presents The Chicago Premiere Of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYAmerican Blues Theater Presents The Chicago Premiere Of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

American Blues Theater continues its 2018-2019 Season with the Chicago Premiere of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, by James Lecesne and directed by Kurt Johns. The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey runs March 29 April 27, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave in Chicago. The official press opening is Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

United Solo is Now Accepting Submissions For Its 10th AnniversaryUnited Solo is Now Accepting Submissions For Its 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Solo shows from all over the world are invited to submit for 2019 United Solo Theatre Festival. The world's largest solo theatre festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary season this year, taking place as usual at Theatre Row, located in the heart of New York's legendary theatre district. The Festival dates are September 19 - November 24. (more...)

Renee Taylor Wins 2018 United Solo Special Award For MY LIFE ON A DIETRenee Taylor Wins 2018 United Solo Special Award For MY LIFE ON A DIET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Last night, Renee Taylor won the annual The United Solo Special Award, which recognizes artists who have made significant recent contributions to solo theatre during the year, for her critically acclaimed autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET. Along with Ms. Taylor, this year's nominees included Derek DelGaudio (In & Of Itself), Alison S. M. Kobayashi (Say Something Bunny!), John Lithgow (Stories By Heart), Chita Rivera (An Evening with Chita Rivera) and Bruce Springsteen (Springsteen on Broadway). (more...)

United Solo Offers Master Classes With Anne Bogart, Professors Of UCLA, Juilliard, and Allan Corduner From MY FAIR LADYUnited Solo Offers Master Classes With Anne Bogart, Professors Of UCLA, Juilliard, and Allan Corduner From MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

United Solo will host a Master Class with Anne Bogart, internationally acclaimed director, author, and Head of the MFA in Directing Program at Columbia University. This Master Class is a unique opportunity to work with a legendary theatre artist. It will take place on November 5, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at Theatre Row in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Gala Honors Donna MurphyPhoto Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Gala Honors Donna Murphy
by Walter McBride - Oct 23, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company held their special one-night-only gala event on Monday, October 22 at The Edison Ballroom. The evening, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy (Hello, Dolly!; Passion; Wonderful Town), was hosted by Randy Rainbow. (more...)

The World's Largest Solo Theatre Festival Opens Tomorrow at Theatre RowThe World's Largest Solo Theatre Festival Opens Tomorrow at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Solo performers from six continents will once again unite in the heart of New York's theatre district. Over 130 productions will be presented at this year's United Solo, the largest festival of its kind in the world, now in its 9th year. With up to five performances every day until November 18 at Theatre Row, this year's robust selection of one-person shows will attract thousands of theatregoers. Over 25 performances have sold out in advance, with more expected to follow. The festival will grant additional performance dates to its most popular productions. This year, United Solo also offers Master Classes with world-famous theatre creators and recognized experts, including Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, who will give her Master Class hosted by Omar Sangare, founder and artistic director of United Solo, on September 16, and Juilliard School professor Janis Brenner, whose Master Class is scheduled for September 17. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis To Give Master Class At United SoloOlympia Dukakis To Give Master Class At United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018

Due to popular demand, United Solo brings back Olympia Dukakis to teach in the Master Class Series on September 16, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. The class, "The Importance of Craft," will teach students to identify and develop what is important to them as performers. Ms. Dukakis will explain how to approach the craft of acting as a personal connection to the thoughts, actions, circumstances, and character, as expressed and defined by the text. "My most important tools when I teach are my own sensibility, my personal perceptions, my knowledge of the craft, and the excitement and satisfaction I always feel with students," said Ms. Dukakis. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Co Gala to Honor Donna Murphy Plus Performance From Upcoming CLOSER THAN EVERAbingdon Theatre Co Gala to Honor Donna Murphy Plus Performance From Upcoming CLOSER THAN EVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company will launch their 26th season with a special one-night-only gala event on Monday, October 22 at The Edison Ballroom. The evening honors two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy (Hello, Dolly!; Passion; Wonderful Town). (more...)

United Solo Hosts A Fourth Master Class With Austin PendletonUnited Solo Hosts A Fourth Master Class With Austin Pendleton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Austin Pendleton will return to the studio at Theatre Row, NYC, to teach his fourth Master Class at the United Solo Professional Training Program. Participants will be coached on monologues and scenes. (more...)

Uptown Players Announces Lineup for Gay History Play FestivalUptown Players Announces Lineup for Gay History Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its programming for its upcoming Gay History Play Festival. From September 28 through October 19, 2018, Uptown Players will present three plays with themes that focus on Gay History. (more...)

Applications Now Open For 2019 Residencies At SPACE On Ryder FarmApplications Now Open For 2019 Residencies At SPACE On Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

SPACE on Ryder Farm--a nonprofit residency program for artists and activists located on a 223 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, NY--announced that applications for all of its 2019 residency programs are now open for submission. Due to increasing demand, SPACE announced in July that it was changing its submission process to allow the organization sufficient time for review. (more...)

LAMDA Professor To Teach A Class At United Solo FestivalLAMDA Professor To Teach A Class At United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

United Solo will host Penny Cherns, Director of the MA in Classical Acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), to teach a Master Class as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. This class, "Trusting the Text," investigates the ways in which the actor can mine, analyze, and explore the text to find a variety of personal resonance and character journeys. (more...)

United Solo to Host Master Class With Oscar-Winning Actress Olympia DukakisUnited Solo to Host Master Class With Oscar-Winning Actress Olympia Dukakis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

United Solo is proud to host Oscar winner and critically acclaimed actress Olympia Dukakis, who will teach a Master Class as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. (more...)

United Solo Hosts Master Class With Broadway Press Agent Joshua EllisUnited Solo Hosts Master Class With Broadway Press Agent Joshua Ellis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

United Solo will host a Master Class taught by Joshua Ellis, renowned theater publicist and press agent, as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program, on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. This class will introduce participants to practical tools and skills required to publicize and market themselves and their shows. It's about shaping expectations for potential audiences, whether they are critics, reporters or theatergoers. (more...)

Austin Pendleton Returns To United Solo To Give Master ClassAustin Pendleton Returns To United Solo To Give Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

United Solo will bring back renowned actor and director Austin Pendleton to teach his Master Class, as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program on July 14, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. (more...)

United Solo Offers A Master Class With World-Renowned Mime, Bill BowersUnited Solo Offers A Master Class With World-Renowned Mime, Bill Bowers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

United Solo Offers a Master Class with World-renowned Mime, Bill Bowers Hailed by critics as the most accomplished and renowned mime of his generation, Bill Bowers will teach a Master Class as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. (more...)

Dreamcatcher Presents Monologues at MONDO This JulyDreamcatcher Presents Monologues at MONDO This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at Oakes Center in Summit presents the series Monologues at MONDO on Thursdays from July 5 through 26 at 8 pm at MONDO, the cultural gathering place in downtown Summit (more...)

Todd Van Voris Stars In Triangle's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYTodd Van Voris Stars In Triangle's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Last seen by Otto Beckerman at his clock shop but that was almost 24 hours ago. Buddy Howard of Buddy Howard's School of Drama and Dance says, 'Leonard better show up soon - he's the lead in the Tempest!' 'Oh dear,' say Gloria Salzano looking through her binoculars out onto the lake, 'I see one of those multi-colored tennis shoes Leonard wore...Detective, you don't think...' (more...)

Austin Pendleton Returns To Give His Master Class At United SoloAustin Pendleton Returns To Give His Master Class At United Solo
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Due to popular demand, United Solo brings back Austin Pendleton to teach in the Master Class Series on May 31, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. This class provides participants with the opportunity to meet, work, and be discovered by one of the most influential theatre directors. Austin Pendleton will spend time working with the participants on scenes and monologues. He will offer his critique and thoughts on participants' work, gradually trying to reach a wider evaluation of the strengths and potential of each actor. Participants are expected to bring a scene from material they are currently working on. All ages and levels of theatrical experience encouraged. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. "Participants of the United Solo Master Class Series have an incredible opportunity to work in a collaborative setting with industry leaders in theatre, television, and film. The nuggets of wisdom gained from these sessions, as well as the opportunity to connect with top-notch professionals, is an invaluable experience that we, as artists, can take with us for a lifetime," says Pat McAndrew, Master Class Manager at United Solo. (more...)

1st Stage Presents The World Premiere Of SWIMMING WITH WHALES1st Stage Presents The World Premiere Of SWIMMING WITH WHALES
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

This world premiere production invites audiences into a world of healing, compassion, and renewal. While visiting his family's secluded cottage on the shores of the Atlantic ocean, Owen, a typically urban fifteen-year-old boy, and his fisherman father clash until an unlikely and healing communion with an injured whale awakens in Owen a forgotten boyhood and connection with the sea. (more...)

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