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NCTC Presents 'TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER' Opening 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2008

NCTC presents Tennessee in the Summer by Joe Besecker. The show previews January 23 - 30, opens January 31, (Press Night is Friday, January 30th) and runs through March 1, 2009: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. All performances will take place at The New Conservatory Theatre Center (Walker Theatre), located at 25 Van Ness Ave. near Market St. in San Francisco, 94102. Tickets range from $22 - $34, and are $40 for opening night on Saturday, January 31. Tickets are available at the NCTC Box Office (415) 861 8972, or online at www.nctcsf.org.

Complete Cast Announced for Roundabout's DISTRACTED Starring Cynthia Nixon; Previews Start February 7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the full cast for the upcoming New York premiere of Distracted, by Lisa Loomer, directed by Mark Brokaw. Distracted will begin previews on Saturday, February 7th and open officially on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).

The World premiere of 'Not Enough Air'
by Chicago News Desk - Dec 14, 2008

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the world premiere of Not Enough Air by Masha Obolensky. The play, directed by Nick Bowling, runs January 24 through March 22, 2009 (previews January 21 through January 23) at TimeLine Theatre

South Ark Stage Presents World Premiere of Kesselman's THE BLACK MONK with Austin Pendleton
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2008

South Ark Stage (Rhoda Herrick, Producing Artistic Director) has announced that it will present the world premiere of the new chamber musical The Black Monk, with book, lyrics and music by Wendy Kesselman. Under the direction of Kevin Newbury, the four-member cast features Austin Pendleton as the Monk, Scott Robertson as Igor, Elon Rutberg as Andrei, and Sarah Ziegler as Tanya.

Electric Pear Productions Kicks off Season 'The Parent Teacher Conference Plays' Starting Tonight, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2008

school with The Parent Teacher Conference Plays. Three of the brightest lights in American drama - Ann Marie Healy (Have You Seen Steve Steven), Clay McLeod Chapman (rest area, Hostage Song) and Zayd Dohrn (Haymarket)-will take audience members inside actual classrooms for a trip down memory lane... to a time when backpacks, hall passes, and spelling tests ruled the world.

Electric Pear Productions Announces New Season and Wild Project Residency
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2008

Electric Pear Productions (Melanie Sylvan and Ashlin Halfnight, Co-Executive Producers) announces its 2008/2009 series and residency at The Wild Project (195 East Third Street, between Avenues A & B), New York City's first and only eco-consciously designed theater

Hypothetical Presents 'There or Here' Beginning 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2008

Hypothetical Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Jennifer Maisel's THERE OR HERE.

Hypothetical Presents 'There or Here' Beginning 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2008

Hypothetical Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Jennifer Maisel's THERE OR HERE.

Hypothetical Theatre Company Premieres 'There Or Here' 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2008

Hypothetical Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Jennifer Maisel's THERE OR HERE. Workshopped at PlayPenn in Philadelphia, the play was selected as a finalist for the 2007 Sundance Theatre Lab, the 2008 O'Neil Theatre Conference, and the 2008 STAGE International Script Competition for the best new play about science and technology. Directed by Amy Feinberg, previews begin September 6th at the 14th Street Theater. Opening night is slated for Tuesday, September 9th.

Ars Nova Presents Reading Of 'Good Egg'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2008

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of: GOOD EGG by Dorothy Fortenberry, directed by Jackson Gay. GOOD EGG Responsible Meg has always taken care of her bipolar younger brother Matt. But when she decides to get pregnant-and have her embryos screened for bipolar disorder-is she taking the idea of 'being responsible' too far? A funny and surprising play about bioethics, siblings, and the limits of unconditional love. Dorothy Fortenberry recently graduated from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Playwriting. Yale School of Drama: Good Egg (directed by Snehal Desai), Bibles and Candy (directed by Mike Donahue), After the Flood (directed by Shana Cooper). Yale Cabaret: Bicycling for Ladies (music by Colin Wambsgans, directed by Becca Wolff), We're Celebrities, We're Just Not Famous Yet (directed by Becca Wolff) and the solo piece Paint Show. Her work has been developed at Arena Stage, Perishable Theatre, Studio 42, and The Tank, and produced by Journeyman Productions and Vital Theatre Company. She is the winner of the ASCAP Cole Porter Prize in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and the Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award. Jackson Gay's recent directing credits include Carly Mensch's Len, Asleep in Vinyl (Second Stage Uptown); Lucy Thurber's Scarcity, Kia Corthron's Master Disaster, Rolin Jones' The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Atlantic Theater Company); Works & Process with Jennifer Tipton (Guggenheim Museum); Thurber's Stay (Rattlestick); Fuck You, Eu.ro.Pa! (Play Company); David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette (Sundance Institute Theatre Lab/Public Theater); Best Production Connecticut Critic's Award Jenny Chow (Yale Rep) . UPCOMING: Jason Grote's Box Americana (Eugene O'Neill Playwright's Conference); Workshop of Saviana Stanescu's For a Barbarian Woman (Long Wharf / International Festival of Arts & Ideas); Andy Bragen's Mother Earth (Minneapolis' PlayLabs); Made In Poland, by Przemys Taw Wojcieszek. (Play Company); A Year With Frog and Toad (Two River Theater); End Days, by Deborah Zoe Laufer (People's Light and Theater Company). Founder of the film production company YARN, whose upcoming projects include Sugar Land, by Lucy Thurber. Recipient of the Jonathan Alper Directing Fellowship at Manhattan Theatre Club, the Williamstown Theater Festival Directing Fellowship and the Drama League's New Directors/New Works Fellowship. MFA Directing Yale School of Drama. Since 2002, OUT LOUD has attracted a variety of the industry's top artists, including writers Stephen Belber, Jorge Cortinas, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Rinne Groff, Jordan Harrison, Rolin Jones, Adam Rapp, Sarah Ruhl and Christopher Shinn; directors Peter Askin, Jo Bonney, Trip Cullman, David Esbjornson, Moises Kaufman, James Lapine, Lisa Peterson and Leigh Silverman; and actors Jason Biggs, Robert Sean Leonard, Marsha Mason, Denis O'Hare, Rosie Perez, Paul Rudd, Mercedes Reuhl, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Swoosie Kurtz, David Strathairn and Fred Weller. Many OUT LOUD plays have gone on to receive full New York productions, including: Liz Flahive's From Up Here, Adam Bock's Swimming In The Shallows, Rinne Groff's The Ruby Sunrise, Daniel Goldfarb's Modern Orthodox, Elizabeth Meriwether's The Mistakes Madeline Made and Beau Willimon's Lower Ninth. Two Out Loud plays have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize: Rolin Jones' The Intelligent Design Of Jenny Chow and Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House. Ticket & Schedule Information GOOD EGG will be read on Monday, June 23 at 7 PM. The Out Loud Series is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required. Please call 212-977-1700 or email [email protected] Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street. For more information, check out www.arsnovanyc.com. As New York's premiere hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today's popular culture. To that end, Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Boom, Dixie's Tupperware Party, At Least It's Pink, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks!, Freestyle Love Supreme and The Wau Wau Sisters. In addition to its featured productions, Ars Nova supports and develops new work from the most promising emerging artists through its alternative comedy series (Tragedy Tomorrow), music series (Uncharted), public play-reading series (Out Loud), writer's group (Play Group) and artist-in-residence program. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.

Cynthia Nixon Headlines Cast of Roundabout's 'Distracted'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announced New York premiere of Lisa Loomer's Distracted, directed by Mark Brokaw with Cynthia Nixon as 'Mama.' Distracted will begin performances in February 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This will be a limited engagement.

LA's Attic Theatre Producer Denise Ragan Dies At 53
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2007

Well regarded LA theatre producer and actress/dancer Denise Wisenmeyer, passed away over the weekend of Feb. 11th, at her home in Chatham, IL. She was 53 years old. From all appearances she died peacefully in her sleep. Police found her in bed when they entered her house after family members had tried in vain to reach her.

"Recent Developments" Evening of Short Play Readings Takes Place on January 23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2006

Manhattan Oracles' members Liz Amberly, Chris Cragin Day, James McGuire, Robin Rothstein and Brian Quirk are the featured playwrights in this breezy and eclectic evening of new and published short works.

Three New Plays Showcased in Triple Threat, Feb. 7-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2006

Three new plays will be featuerd in Triple Threat, which will run off Broadway from February 7th through 26th

Mauckingbird Theatre Company Presents The Sisterhood February 3-21, Opening Night is February 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

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