TDF's Veterans Theatregoing Program Launches Second Season at THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONGTDF's Veterans Theatregoing Program Launches Second Season at THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Last night, a group of 30 veterans residing at Samaritan Daytop Village in Hell's Kitchen were among the veterans invited to attend the Thursday, November 8 performance of The Play That Goes Wrong to launch the second season of TDF's Veterans Theatregoing Program.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Disastrous New Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONGPhoto Flash: Meet the Disastrous New Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Fall semester has begun at Cornley University as Broadway's longest running comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, welcomes Toccarra Cash and Mara Davi to the Drama Society beginning tonight Tuesday, September 11th. (more...)

Mara Davi and Toccarra Cash Join Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG TonightMara Davi and Toccarra Cash Join Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Fall semester has begun at Cornley University as Broadway's longest running comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, welcomes Toccarra Cash and Mara Davi to the Drama Society beginning tonight Tuesday, September 11th. Cash and Davi will join the cast as Annie and Sandra respectively. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes Right and RecoupsTHE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes Right and Recoups
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Broadway's longest running comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, announced today that the Tony Award-winning production has recouped its $4 million investment. (more...)

A Work Song Becomes A Play: BERTA, BERTA at Contemporary American Theater FestivalA Work Song Becomes A Play: BERTA, BERTA at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 12, 2018

Bianca Laverne Jones gives us a Berta a man would want to compose a song about. Her face, her eyes, the modulations of her voice, like the song Berta, Berta itself, communicate so much more than the lines she delivers. 'Berta is a voluptuous, stately Black woman with a striking countenance,' say the directions. Just so. (more...)

CATF Welcomes The 2018 CompanyCATF Welcomes The 2018 Company
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Known nationally and internationally for its professional cultivation of vibrant new plays, the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University welcomes the 2018 company to Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Each July, artists from around the country, including cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, gather in historic Shepherdstown to create the future of American theater. (more...)

Casting Announced for Adam Kraar's Five Borough World Premiere of ALTERNATING CURRENTSCasting Announced for Adam Kraar's Five Borough World Premiere of ALTERNATING CURRENTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Working Theater (Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director) will present the World Premiere of Adam Kraar's Alternating Currents, directed by Kareem Fahmy (James Scruggs's 3/Fifths at 3LD) as part of their Five Boroughs/One City Initiative with performances in Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, and Brooklyn, April 26-May 26. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble To Close Doors After 16 Free YearsQuest Theatre Ensemble To Close Doors After 16 Free Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Chicago has lost another company offering FREE professional theater, as Quest Theatre Ensemble, founded in 2002 by Amanda Banden, Buck Blue, Jason Bowen, Andrew Park and Nick Rupard, has ceased operations. The Quest announcement was made today by Jason Bowen, President of the company's Board of Directors. Chicago's other free theater company - Oracle Productions - ceased operations in December 2016. (more...)

Happily Ever After Isn't As Easy as It Looks in Open Book Theatre's ENCHANTED CABARETHappily Ever After Isn't As Easy as It Looks in Open Book Theatre's ENCHANTED CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Imagine that your favorite prince and princess are real people, and they're not living under the sea or in an enchanted castle, but rather in your own town. They're meeting at the local bar, and they're struggling to find their happily ever after, just like you.  The bartender is slinging drinks, the songs you know and love aren't being sung by animated people with large eyes and animal sidekicks, and the happy ending is anything but a foregone conclusion. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Announces Winners of the 2017 Biennial CommissionClubbed Thumb Announces Winners of the 2017 Biennial Commission
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Five time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah McLellan, Managing Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director) has announced the winners of the seventh Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission. Playwrights Angela Hanks and Gabrielle Reisman will split the $15,000 award, each also receiving two years of development support. Three finalists were also named: Gracie Gardner, Daniel Glenn and Paul Cameron Hardy, each of whom will receive a $1,000 award and an opportunity to workshop their plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jerod Haynes and More in Nambi E. Kelley's NATIVE SON Adaptation at Yale RepPhoto Flash: First Look at Jerod Haynes and More in Nambi E. Kelley's NATIVE SON Adaptation at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre presents NATIVE SON, the critically acclaimed new play by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the iconic American novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott, running now through December 16 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Yale Rep to Present Nambi E. Kelley's Stage Adaptation of NATIVE SONYale Rep to Present Nambi E. Kelley's Stage Adaptation of NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre presents NATIVE SON, the critically acclaimed new play by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the iconic American novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott, November 24 December 16 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, November 30. (more...)

Yale Rep to Present Nambi E. Kelley's Stage Adaptation of NATIVE SONYale Rep to Present Nambi E. Kelley's Stage Adaptation of NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre presents NATIVE SON, the critically acclaimed new play by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the iconic American novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott, November 24 December 16 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, November 30. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Theatre's Diluted SKELETON CREWBWW Review: Studio Theatre's Diluted SKELETON CREW
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 14, 2017

Skeleton Crew has all the makings of a great drama: vibrant characters, crackling dialogue, and an engaging and identifiable story, which is why it is such a shame that the play fails to achieve the heart wrenching effect of Lynn Nottage's Sweat or Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman. (more...)

Scoop: NBC PRIMETIME on NBC August 21 - September 17Scoop: NBC PRIMETIME on NBC August 21 - September 17
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on NBC PRIMETIME, airing on NBC on August 21 - September 17! (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance ResortActing Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre LabAlex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. (more...)

JAZZ Has World Premiere at Baltimore Center Stage Based on Toni Morrison NovelJAZZ Has World Premiere at Baltimore Center Stage Based on Toni Morrison Novel
by Charles Shubow - Jun 2, 2017

Playwright Nambi E.Kelley's adaptation of Morrison novel is a herculean effort. (more...)

Planet Ant to Close 2016-17 Season with FAILURE: A LOVE STORYPlanet Ant to Close 2016-17 Season with FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Planet Ant will close out its 2016-17 season with the musical play, Failure: A Love Story by Phillip Dawkins April 28 - May 20. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/30; THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 30, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Delaware, Cleveland, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, ALL THE WAY at Cleveland Play House, and OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe,  just to name a few. (more...)

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