Andre De Shields, Jelani Alladin and More Make An Impact With THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Andre De Shields, Jelani Alladin and More Make An Impact With THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

Last night, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues collaborated with several arts and advocacy organizations - The Broadway Advocacy Coalition; The Confined Arts; RAPP; Zealous, The Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School and American Friends Service Committee. (more...)

Andre De Shields, Lynn Nottage & More to Take Part in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Andre De Shields, Lynn Nottage & More to Take Part in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues is collaborating with several arts and advocacy organizations - The Broadway Advocacy Coalition; The Confined Arts; RAPP; Zealous, The Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School and American Friends Service Committee - to feature real stories from those currently and previously incarcerated (more...)

The 24 Hour Plays to Collaborate With The Broadway Advocacy Coalition & More for Special Edition of VIRAL MONOLOGUES The 24 Hour Plays to Collaborate With The Broadway Advocacy Coalition & More for Special Edition of VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues is collaborating with several arts and advocacy organizations - The Broadway Advocacy Coalition; The Confined Arts; RAPP; Zealous and The Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School to feature real stories from those currently and previously incarcerated. (more...)

Breaking: 2020 Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List! Breaking: 2020 Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards has partnered with 'Stars in the House' to live stream this year's Nominations. Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the hosts of the virtual daily series benefiting the Actors Fund, will announce the nominees. (more...)

Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Announces Recipients of Virus Response Grants for Theater Writers Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Announces Recipients of Virus Response Grants for Theater Writers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their special COVID-19 response grants for playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists who have had a full professional production cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 closures. (more...)

Theatre Artist Diane Rodriguez Has Passed Away Theatre Artist Diane Rodriguez Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020

Noted theatre artist Diane Rodriguez, born June 22, 1951, in San Jose, CA, died today, April 10, 2020, in Los Angeles, of cancer. (more...)

BWW Review: The 24-Hour Plays Viral Monologues Offer a Dose of Humor and Heartbreak BWW Review: The 24-Hour Plays Viral Monologues Offer a Dose of Humor and Heartbreak
by Amanda Prahl - Apr 4, 2020

As the shutdowns continue and it becomes increasingly obvious that a?oeregulara?? theatre isn't starting back up as soon as we'd hoped, it's also increasingly obvious that adjusted, adapted performances like these are more important than ever. (more...)

Alan Menken, Judith Light, Harvey Fierstein, and More Join BRIDGE TO BROADWAY Online Training Platform Alan Menken, Judith Light, Harvey Fierstein, and More Join BRIDGE TO BROADWAY Online Training Platform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020

On Monday, April 6th, the latest installment of Erik Liberman's Bridge to Broadway online training platform launches. Bridge matches theatre students and emerging artists around the world with Broadway luminaries, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting The Actors Fund.    (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Third Edition Returned With Hugh Dancy, Derrick Baskin & More THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Third Edition Returned With Hugh Dancy, Derrick Baskin & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues returned with an incredible all-new third edition last night on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/. 20 actors were been paired with theatre's top writers, who crafted unique pieces especially for their actors. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Returns Tonight With Hugh Dancy, Derrick Baskin, T.R. Knight and More THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Returns Tonight With Hugh Dancy, Derrick Baskin, T.R. Knight and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues are back by popular demand with an all-new third edition tonight on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/. 20 actors have been paired with theatre's top writers, who have crafted unique pieces especially for their actors. (more...)

VIDEO: COAL COUNTRY at The Public Theater VIDEO: COAL COUNTRY at The Public Theater
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2020

The Public Theater presents the world premiere COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle and direction by Jessica Blank. This new work began performances in the Anspacher Theater with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 3. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerfully Plainspoken COAL COUNTRY Speaks The Truths of Mining Disaster Victims BWW Review: Powerfully Plainspoken COAL COUNTRY Speaks The Truths of Mining Disaster Victims
by Michael Dale - Mar 5, 2020

It seems every four years, as political primaries come upon us, Americans start thinking more about those far off people in drastically different communities we share this country with. If New Yorkers have had many thoughts about the coal industry recently, they probably had to do with President Trump's vocal support of it in the face of cleaner options. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of COAL COUNTRY Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of COAL COUNTRY
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 4, 2020

COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle and direction by Jessica Blank, just celebrated opening night at the Public Theater. (more...)

Review Roundup: COAL COUNTRY at the Public - What Did the Critics Think? Review Roundup: COAL COUNTRY at the Public - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Mar 4, 2020

COAL COUNTRY will run at The Public Theater through Sunday, March 29. COAL COUNTRY is written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle and direction by Jessica Blank. (more...)

COAL COUNTRY Has Been Extended at The Public COAL COUNTRY Has Been Extended at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020

The world premiere play COAL COUNTRY has been extended by one week, and it will now run through Sunday, April 5. Directed by Jessica Blank, COAL COUNTRY is written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at COAL COUNTRY at The Public Theater Photo Flash: First Look at COAL COUNTRY at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

COAL COUNTRY will run at The Public Theaterthrough Sunday, March 29, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 3. (more...)

Previews of COAL COUNTRY to Begin at The Public Theater Previews of COAL COUNTRY to Begin at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin performances for the world premiere of the new play COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle, on Tuesday, February 18 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance in the Anspacher Theater. Directed by Jessica Blank, this riveting new work will run through Sunday, March 29, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 3. (more...)

NAATCO Launches The NAATCO National Partnership Project, Spotlighting Asian American Theatre Artists NAATCO Launches The NAATCO National Partnership Project, Spotlighting Asian American Theatre Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) founder and Artistic Producing Director Mia Katigbak today announced the creation of The NAATCO National Partnership Project (NNPP), a national theater initiative that will ingrain the inclusion of Asian American theatre artists, technicians, administrators, and community members in the American theater. (more...)

The Public Has Announced Spring Public Forum and Public Shakespeare Initiative Line-Up The Public Has Announced Spring Public Forum and Public Shakespeare Initiative Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today the spring Public Forum and Public Shakespeare Initiative line-up that will explore the intersection of art, ideas, and action and illuminate the study and performance of Shakespeare's works. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Public Theater's 16th Annual Under The Radar Festival Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Public Theater's 16th Annual Under The Radar Festival
by Mati Ficara - Jan 9, 2020

The Public Theater just kicked off the 16th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL last night, January 8. This popular and highly-anticipated festival of The Public's winter season will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Australia, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, Palestine, Taiwan, and the U.K. Curated by UTR Festival Director Mark Russell, this year's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL continues to expand to venues throughout New York City, in addition to The Public Theater's home at Astor Place. (more...)

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