Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Will Continue 25th Anniversary Season with Ren Dara Santiago's THE SIBLINGS PLAY Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Will Continue 25th Anniversary Season with Ren Dara Santiago's THE SIBLINGS PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions, in association with Rising Phoenix Repertory, will present the world premiere of Ren Dara Santiago's The Siblings Play, which marks the professional debut of the Fila-Rican playwright. Directed by Jenna Worsham (Agnes), The Siblings Play gives voice to multicultural New Yorkers, rarely seen on the stage, with breathtaking theatricality, stinging poignancy, biting humor, and deep empathy. The Siblings Play runs March 4-April 5, 2020, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place) with an opening night of March 18. (more...)

PRIDE PLAYS to Open with Reading of OUR TOWN; Additional Casting Also Announced PRIDE PLAYS to Open with Reading of OUR TOWN; Additional Casting Also Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

Festival producers Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, are proud to announce an additional reading to the Festival line-up, as well as additional casting for Pride Plays, an upcoming festival of play readings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.  Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director. (more...)

Beth Malone, Taylor Trensch and More Among Cast of PRIDE PLAYS Beth Malone, Taylor Trensch and More Among Cast of PRIDE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

Initial casting and remaining directors have been announced for Pride Plays, an upcoming festival of play readings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director. (more...)

Rattlestick Announces June Lineup, Including ALUMNI JAM Hosted By Kyra Sedgwick Rattlestick Announces June Lineup, Including ALUMNI JAM Hosted By Kyra Sedgwick
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER announces upcoming programming for June 2019 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014).  (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant in Cusi Cram World Premiere & More Feature in Rattlestick's 2019/20 Season Kathleen Chalfant in Cusi Cram World Premiere & More Feature in Rattlestick's 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announces its 25th Anniversary season, featuring two World Premiere productions. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Concludes Its Mentor Project Season With C. A. Johnson's THE CLIMB Cherry Lane Theatre Concludes Its Mentor Project Season With C. A. Johnson's THE CLIMB
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Cherry Lane Theatre (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founder; Seri Lawrence, Artistic Director) will conclude its Obie Award-winning Mentor Project with The Climb, written by C.A. Johnson. The Climb is directed by Jenna Worsham, mentored by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok and will begin performances on Wednesday, April 3 and run through April 13, 2019, at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC).  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting cherrylanetheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Eden Espinosa, Jessica Hecht, and More to Appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Eden Espinosa, Jessica Hecht, and More to Appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that the annual WTF Gala will include special appearances by Eden Espinosa (WTF's Lempicka, Wicked), Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (WTF's The Closet, "Friends"), and 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Martyna Majok (WTF's Cost of Living). (more...)

National Directors Fellowship Is Now Accepting Applications National Directors Fellowship Is Now Accepting Applications
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National New Play Network, and Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation have announced open applications for the fifth round of fellows of the National Directors Fellowship (NDF). Applications from early-career professional directors will be accepted online January 14 at 11am EST to January 18 at 11:59EST at the O'Neill website (www.theoneill.org/ndf). (more...)

Colt Coeur & WP Theater Announce 5th Annual PARITY PLAYS FESTIVAL Colt Coeur & WP Theater Announce 5th Annual PARITY PLAYS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Colt Coeur and WP Theater announce the programming for the annual Parity Plays Festival reading series, which celebrates the work of female and trans playwrights and directors. The festival will consist of four plays by Kate Cortesi, Obehi Janice, Lily Padilla, and WP Lab alum Sylvia Khoury. Parity Plays will take place from February 1-9, 2019 at HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue. Tickets are free, and can be reserved at: https://wptheater.org/show/parity-plays-festival. (more...)

New York's Rising Phoenix Repertory Brings CINO NIGHTS To L.A. New York's Rising Phoenix Repertory Brings CINO NIGHTS To L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Cino Nights - The purchase of a book or poster gets you into this one-night only, site-specific theatrical event at Larry Edmunds Bookshop. New York's Rising Phoenix Repertory reprises its popular series in Los Angeles for the first time with seven commissioned, short, world premiere plays - all set in the bookshop - from some of theater's top contemporary writers. All proceeds go to the bookshop. (more...)

BWW Review: AGNES at 59E59 Theaters is an Excellent Story About Human Connections BWW Review: AGNES at 59E59 Theaters is an Excellent Story About Human Connections
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 14, 2018

The NYC premiere of 'Agnes,' written by Catya McMullen and directed by Jenna Worsham is being performed at 59E59 Theaters through September 29. It is a riveting portrayal of five individuals with with very different personalities and how they deal with their interactions and commitments. Performed in the theater's intimate space, Agnes has just the right balance of drama and humor. (more...)

More Than 60 Theater Makers To Develop New Works At The Kennedy Center More Than 60 Theater Makers To Develop New Works At The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

National New Play Network, an alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovating ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 13th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. The Kennedy Center will host more than 60 theater-makers from July 28-August 5, 2018 as part of the 13th annual week-long MFA Playwrights' Workshop featuring new works by graduate students or recent MFA graduates from Iowa Playwrights' Workshop, Northwestern University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, San Diego. (more...)

Lesser America Premieres AGNES At 59E59 Theaters Lesser America Premieres AGNES At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) presents the NYC premiere of AGNES, written by Catya McMullen and directed by Jenna Worsham. Produced by Lesser America, in association with Hugh Hayes, AGNES begins performances on Saturday, September 8 for a limited engagement through Saturday, September 29. Press Opening is Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Dana Delany, James Earl Jones and More Reunite for One-Night-Only Benefit Reading Of THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Dana Delany, James Earl Jones and More Reunite for One-Night-Only Benefit Reading Of THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

The Acting Company announces the full cast of its one-night-only benefit reading of The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' feverishly poetic 1961 drama,at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), on Monday, June 11. (more...)

Chill Out With Some Hot Summer Shows with 59E59's Summer Season Chill Out With Some Hot Summer Shows with 59E59's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to announce the lineup of shows for the 2018 Summer Season at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). (more...)

BWW Review:  BELLEVILLE at Pasadena Playhouse BWW Review: BELLEVILLE at Pasadena Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - May 11, 2018

If the currency of a healthy relationship is communication then Abby and Zack, the married couples in Amy Herzog's play BELLEVILLE playing at the Pasadena Playhouse through Sunday, May 13th, will go bankrupt. The play may take place in the heart on Paris, but this show follows as this couple traverse emotions a lot less like love and more like lunacy as they struggle to understand each other. (more...)

Rattlestick Announces Casting for F*ck!ng Good Plays Festival Rattlestick Announces Casting for F*ck!ng Good Plays Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER (Daniella Topol, Artistic Director; Annie Middleton, Managing Director) and ROSALIND PRODUCTIONS INC. (Abigail Rose Solomon, Executive Producer) are proud to announce casting for their annual F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS FESTIVAL, which begins tonight, May 7, 2018 and will run through May 12 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

THE ENCLAVE Begins Performances Tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater THE ENCLAVE Begins Performances Tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER (Daniella Topol, Artistic Director; Annie Middleton, Managing Director) is proud to announce that performances of Arthur Laurents's THE ENCLAVE begin tonight, April 24, 2018. THE ENCLAVE is presented with the support of the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation, which has awarded The Arthur Laurents Centennial Grant to MIDDLE VOICE, the apprentice company at Rattlestick.. Directed by Victor Cervantes Jr. (The Parlour), THE ENCLAVE will play an extremely limited run at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place) from April 24, 2018 through April 28, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thomas Sadoski - A Self-Proclaimed Theatre Rat Shares His Passions BWW Interview: Thomas Sadoski - A Self-Proclaimed Theatre Rat Shares His Passions
by Gil Kaan - Apr 17, 2018

Thomas Sadoski will be starring in BELLEVILLE with Anna Camp at The Pasadena Playhouse starting April 18, 2018. Theatre aficionados will know Thomas for his acclaimed roles in reasons to be pretty, SANTALAND DIARIES, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, Sam Mendes' THE TEMPEST and AS YOU LIKE IT, and OTHER DESERT CITIES for which he won an Obie Award. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Presents F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS FESTIVAL Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Presents F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER (Daniella Topol, Artistic Director; Annie Middleton, Managing Director) is proud to announce that their annual F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS FESTIVAL will take place May 7 through May 12 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS FESTIVAL is a long-standing tradition at Rattlestick of doing readings of bold new works from Rattlestick Alumni Writers and from Rattlestick's apprentice company, Middle Voice; as well as welcome new writers to Rattlestick for the first time.  On the final day of the F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS FESTIVAL, Rattlestick will present TheaterJam, a day-long event featuring over 20 writers. (more...)

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