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Gloucester Stage Presents World Premiere Of Madame Defarge Photo Gloucester Stage Presents World Premiere Of Madame Defarge
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company opens its 39th season of professional theater on May 11 with the world premiere of Madame Defarge, Wendy Kesselman's new musical inspired by Charles Dicken's classic A Tale of Two Cities. The world premiere musical runs from May 11 through June 2 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. A passionate re-imagining of Dickens' infamous Madame Defarge illuminates this new musical by Wendy Kesselman.

Bay Area Playwrights Festival Brings RESISTANCE & REVOLUTION at Potrero Stage Photo Bay Area Playwrights Festival Brings RESISTANCE & REVOLUTION at Potrero Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

The Playwrights Foundation, a launchpad for exceptional plays and playwrights announces the lineup for the 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) running July 20-29, 2018. The six Playwrights were selected from more than 700 submissions nationally, 85% from outside the bay area, from more than 2 dozen states and Canada - coast to coast a very North American cohort.

LOVE DON'T NEED A REASON: A Benefit For Marsha Malamet Announced At Catalina's Jazz C Photo LOVE DON'T NEED A REASON: A Benefit For Marsha Malamet Announced At Catalina's Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

'Love Don't Need a Reason: A Benefit for Marsha Malamet' on Tuesday, May 29th at Catalina's Jazz Club. VIP Tickets are $75.00 (receive a free CD download) General Admission Tickets: $50.00. Ticket link: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/love-dont-need-a-reason-catalina-bar-grill-tickets/8341565?pl=cbg        

NNPN Rolling World Premieres Open This Weekend At PYGmalion Theatre Company And Teatr Photo NNPN Rolling World Premieres Open This Weekend At PYGmalion Theatre Company And Teatro Vista
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of two NNPN Rolling World Premiere (RWP) productions: Red Bike by Caridad Svich and The Madres by Stephanie Alison Walker.

Writers Talk Diversity in Free 'Staging Our Stories' Panel Photo Writers Talk Diversity in Free 'Staging Our Stories' Panel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Week, the Immigrant Arts Coalition and Dramatists Guild of America, in collaboration with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present Staging Our Stories, an interactive panel discussion with playwrights, composers, and lyricists on heritage and diversity in theatre. An official partner with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, this free event will take place on Friday, April 20th, 1pm in the Dramatists Guild of America's Mary Rodgers Room.

4th Wall Theatre Co to Stage the Regional Premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS Photo 4th Wall Theatre Co to Stage the Regional Premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

4th Wall Theatre Company's 2017 - 2018 season wraps up with the regional premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer's hilarious comedy, Shakespeare in Vegas May 17 - June 9, 2018, at Studio 101, Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. 4th Wall offered a staged reading of the play during its 2017 "4th Wall Reads: Women's Voices" series. 4th Wall audiences will remember Bradbeer's work from the 2014 production of her political drama, The God Game.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Riveting & Timely New Play SKELETON CREW at Huntington Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Riveting & Timely New Play SKELETON CREW at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the powerful drama Skeleton Crew, by Dominique Morriseau (Detroit '67 and Paradise Blue) and directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian (Nat Turner in Jerusalem at New York Theatre Workshop and The Convert at Underground Railway Theater). Skeleton Crew runs from March 2 through March 31, 2018 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

Two-Time Helen Hayes Award Recipient Salma Shaw To Appear In TAMAR (THE TWO-GATED CIT Photo Two-Time Helen Hayes Award Recipient Salma Shaw To Appear In TAMAR (THE TWO-GATED CITY) Reading At Marble Collegiate Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Two-time Helen Hayes Award recipient Salma Shaw will appear in a staged reading of TAMAR (The Two-Gated City), a play with songs, by award-winning playwright Emma Goldman-Sherman, on Thursday, March 15, 6:45pm, presented at Marble Collegiate Church at 29th St and 5th Avenue.

Working Class Immigrants Choose Survival Over The American Dream In IRONBOUND Photo Working Class Immigrants Choose Survival Over The American Dream In IRONBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja, a Polish immigrant cleaning lady, is done talking about feelings; it's time to talk money. Over the course of 20 years, and three relationships, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both. Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok's IRONBOUND is a darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury-and a liability-as she fights to survive in America.

Connecticut Women Attend the Second Women's Voices Theater Festival Held in D.C. Photo Connecticut Women Attend the Second Women's Voices Theater Festival Held in D.C.
by Lauren Yarger - Feb 18, 2018

Connecticut women attend Voices Festival in DC; Playwright Initiative at Ivoryton; International Women's Day Readings at Westport

Inda Craig-Galván Wins National 2018 Blue Ink Playwriting Award Photo Inda Craig-Galván Wins National 2018 Blue Ink Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has named Inda Craig-Galvan the winner of the national 2018 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Craig-Galvan's play, WELCOME TO MATTESON!, was selected from a pool 606 submissions. As part of the award, Matteson receives a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to further develop her script with American Blues Theater.

Art House Productions Stages GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING Photo Art House Productions Stages GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Art House Productions (Meredith Burns, Executive Director) is proud to announce the spring mainstage theater production of Grace, or The Art of Climbing by L M Feldman. Making its east coast premiere, Grace will be directed by Adin Walker.

THE MADRES By Stephanie Alison Walker Announced as The 77th NNPN Rolling World Premie Photo THE MADRES By Stephanie Alison Walker Announced as The 77th NNPN Rolling World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 74th Rolling World Premiere (RWP): The Madres by Stephanie Alison Walker. The Roll will run through Skylight Theatre Company (March 10-April 29 in Los Angeles, CA) and Teatro Vista (April 21-May 27 in Chicago, IL), MOXIE Theatre (May 13-June 10, in San Diego, CA), and Shrewd Productions (August 24-September 15 in Austin, TX). The Madres was presented at NNPN's 2016 National Showcase of New Plays, hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas-Austin.

Riveting & Timely New Play SKELETON CREW at Huntington Theatre Company Photo Riveting & Timely New Play SKELETON CREW at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the powerful drama Skeleton Crew, by Dominique Morriseau (Detroit '67 and Paradise Blue) and directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian (Nat Turner in Jerusalem at New York Theatre Workshop and The Convert at Underground Railway Theater). Skeleton Crew runs from March 2 through March 31, 2018 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

16th Street Theater Announces Midwest Premiere of HARBUR GATE Photo 16th Street Theater Announces Midwest Premiere of HARBUR GATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

16th Street Theater announces the midwest premiere of HARBUR GATE by Kathleen Cahill directed by Ann Filmer January 11 - February 17, 2018 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn with a press opening of Today, January 18 at 7:30 PM.

Kitchen Theatre Company Begins 2018 with A Play About An Immigrant's Experience Photo Kitchen Theatre Company Begins 2018 with A Play About An Immigrant's Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Kitchen Theatre Company continues its 2017-2018 Season with the regional premiere of Ironbound by Martyna Majok, a gritty, honest, and at times humorous look at an immigrant experience in America. Performances of Ironbound begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Performance Space on January 21 and run through February 4.

The Playwrights Realm Announces Inaugural Scratchpad Series Playwrights Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces Inaugural Scratchpad Series Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Over the past eleven years, The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts. With its newest program, Scratchpad Series, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant career-propelling developmental workshops to three promisingly talented, diverse and dedicated playwrights: Benjamin Benne, MJ Kaufman, and Miranda Rose Hall.

Jessica Love, Nadine Malouf and More to Lead QUEENS at LCT3 Photo Jessica Love, Nadine Malouf and More to Lead QUEENS at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Jessica Love, Nadine Malouf, Ana Reeder, Andrea Syglowski, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Sarah Tolan-Mee, and Nicole Villamil will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of queens, a new play by Martyna Majok, to be directed by Danya Taymor.

Marsha Malamet Featured on Jason Gould's DANGEROUS MAN Album, Out This Friday Photo Marsha Malamet Featured on Jason Gould's DANGEROUS MAN Album, Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Grammy nominated, multi-Platinum songwriter, out musician Marsha Malamet, is featured on the new Jason Gould CD Dangerous Man' to be released this Friday, December 15th, 2017.

Theater J Announces Yiddish Theater Initiative Photo Theater J Announces Yiddish Theater Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Theater J, the nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater, announced today the launch of the Yiddish Theater Lab dedicated to preserving and reviving the forgotten literature of the Yiddish Theater. Through this initiative, Theater J will uncover and re-interpret nearly-forgotten Yiddish classics in new English language readings, workshops, commissions, and eventually productions.

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