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Clackamas Rep Kicks Off 16th Season With Three Staged Readings Photo Clackamas Rep Kicks Off 16th Season With Three Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

Clackamas Repertory Theatre kicks off its 16th season with three staged readings: a?oeSlow Food,a?? February 23 at Singer Hill Cafe in Oregon City; a?oeToo Heavy for Your Pocket,a?? March 22 at Osterman Theatre; and a?oeKalamazoo,a?? May 3 at Singer Hill Cafe. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at www.ClackamasRep.org or by calling 503-594-6047. 

The Fire This Time Festival Comes To The Kraine Theater January 20-February 2 Photo The Fire This Time Festival Comes To The Kraine Theater January 20-February 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2020

The Fire This Time Festival, the destination for early career and emerging playwrights from the African diaspora, announces its 2020 dates. The 14-day festival, presented in collaboration with FRIGID New York, which annually honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place from January 20 to February 2, 2020. This year, seven commissioned dramatists will be presented in repertoire as part of the annual celebration held at the Kraine Theater in the East Village.

Roundabout Announces Ticket Rewards Program Photo Roundabout Announces Ticket Rewards Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company announces Rewards By Roundabout offering an opportunity for all Roundabout customers to earn points to see more of the company's Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, for free. Enrollment begins today; eligible tickets can be purchased for shows in Roundabout's 2019-2020 season, including The Rose Tattoo and Scotland, PA, which go on sale Friday, July 19.

Photo Flash: TimeLine Theatre Company Presents TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Photo Photo Flash: TimeLine Theatre Company Presents TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, which doubles as the Chicago debut of rising young playwright and TV writer Jireh Breon Holder, recently named one of "Tomorrow's Marquee Names, Now in the Making" by The New York Times.

Photo Flash: First Look at TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET at George Street Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look at TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019

Photos from George Street Playhouse's production of Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder, winner of the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, have been released. Check them out below!

Photo Flash: TimeLine Theatre Company Presents TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Photo Photo Flash: TimeLine Theatre Company Presents TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, which doubles as the Chicago debut of rising young playwright and TV writer Jireh Breon Holder, recently named one of "Tomorrow's Marquee Names, Now in the Making" by The New York Times.

Review: TOO HEAVY FOR MY POCKET Reflects the Belief a Better Future was Possible in 1 Photo Review: TOO HEAVY FOR MY POCKET Reflects the Belief a Better Future was Possible in 1961
by Shari Barrett - Feb 23, 2019

I had several reasons for wanting to see the West Coast Premiere of Jireh Breon Holder's TOO HEAVY FOR MY POCKET, produced by Scott Golden for Sacred Fools Theater Company, brilliantly directed by the talented Michael A. Shepperd, Artistic Director of Los Angeles' award-winning Celebration Theatre. I knew he would honor this delicate story of aspiration and familial love centering on two African-American couples struggling to find their way in a year filled with the promise of a better future for everyone, taking place at the height of the Civil Rights Movement when Freedom Fighters took to the road in buses to battle justice in the Deep South, firmly believing that equal rights for all people deserved to be the law of the land. And that boys will be boys and women will always forgive them their trespasses when babies are part of the equation by speaking out for equality in their own lives and homes.

BWW Review: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Weighs on the Heart at THE ENSEMBLE Photo BWW Review: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Weighs on the Heart at THE ENSEMBLE
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Feb 15, 2019

Within the tapestry of American Drama there a strong list of Civil Rights plays as well as other plays that tackle social injustices, sexism, and sexuality. Holders play holds true to trying times of the early 1960s but his exquisite storytelling and Yale training shined brightly in this Jireh Breon Holder's playwriting masterclass.

DARLING GRENADINE, Directed by Michael Berresse, and More Set for Roundabout's 2019-2 Photo DARLING GRENADINE, Directed by Michael Berresse, and More Set for Roundabout's 2019-20 Off-Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced a line-up of all new work Off-Broadway, including a new Roundabout commission by Roundabout Underground alumnus Jire?h Breon Holder (Too Heavy for Your Pocket) and the first Roundabout Underground musical in more than a decade.

Sacred Fools Presents The West Coast Premiere Of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Photo Sacred Fools Presents The West Coast Premiere Of TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Sacred Fools Theater Company is excited to continue its 22st season with the West Coast Premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket written by Jireh Breon Holder and directed by Michael Shepperd. "We have been tracking Too Heavy For Your Pocket since its world premiere, and were deeply affected by the poetry and humanity on display in Jiren's work," former Artistic Director Bryan Bellomo says. "We are honored to bring a west coast premiere to Los Angeles, and thrilled to finally have the opportunity to partner with Michael A. Shepperd, the perfect director to tell this delicate story of aspiration and familial love."

The Ensemble Theatre Elevates The New Year With TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET By Jiréh B Photo The Ensemble Theatre Elevates The New Year With TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET By Jiréh Breon Holder
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Ensemble Theatre presents Too Heavy for Your Pocket, by Jireh Breon Holder and Directed by Eileen J. Morris with Opening Night and Media Reception, Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m. 3535 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002.

Fire This Time Festival Announces The Eight Emerging Playwrights For 10-Minute Plays Photo Fire This Time Festival Announces The Eight Emerging Playwrights For 10-Minute Plays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

OBIE award winning The Fire This Time Festival  (TFTT) announces today its 10th anniversary festival dates and the lineup of featured playwrights who comprise the centerpiece of the annual 10-minute play program.

14th Annual Suzi Awards Gala Announced At The Conant Performing Arts Center  Photo 14th Annual Suzi Awards Gala Announced At The Conant Performing Arts Center 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Atlanta professional theatre artists, producers and patrons gather to celebrate the 2017-2018 season of plays and musicals at the 14th Annual Suzi Bass Awards on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 7pm, doors open at 6pm.  The event is being held at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.

Jack O'Brien Will Direct Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM Off-Broadway This Fall Photo Jack O'Brien Will Direct Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced two new productions for this fall: THE HARD PROBLEM, a new play by Tom Stoppard, to be directed by Jack O'Brien, beginning performances Thursday, October 25 and opening Monday, November 19 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of PLOT POINTS IN OUR SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT, a new play by Miranda Rose Hall, to be directed by Margot Bordelon, which will begin performances Saturday, October 6, open on Monday, October 22, and run through Sunday, November 18 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Vineyard Theatre Lines Up Alan Cumming, Ngozi Anyanwu, Margot Bordelon, and More in U Photo Vineyard Theatre Lines Up Alan Cumming, Ngozi Anyanwu, Margot Bordelon, and More in Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced the upcoming 2018-2019 Season.

BOBBIE CLEARLY Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances Photo BOBBIE CLEARLY Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) will conclude the New York premiere of Bobbie Clearly by Alex Lubischer, directed by Will Davis, on Sunday, May 6. This is the second play in Roundabout Underground's expanded two-play season, following Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder this fall.

Fire This Time Festival In Association With Frigid New York Presents New Works Lab Photo Fire This Time Festival In Association With Frigid New York Presents New Works Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Obie-award winning The Fire This Time Festival (http://www.firethistimefestival.com/), in association with Frigid New York @ Horse Trade, is presenting readings of three plays and a screenplay that were developed in its New Works Lab, and they will be held over two days: Thursday May 3, and May 4, 2018, at the Sheen Center in Studio B, located at 18 Bleecker St (between Mott St. and Elizabeth St.) in New York City.  

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of BOBBIE CLEARLY Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of BOBBIE CLEARLY
by Walter McBride - Apr 4, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Bobbie Clearly by Alex Lubischer, directed by Will Davis. This is the second play in Roundabout Underground's expanded two-play season, following Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder this fall. The show opened last night, April 3, and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside opening night! Check out the photos below!

Roundabout Underground's BOBBIE CLEARLY Opens Tomorrow Photo Roundabout Underground's BOBBIE CLEARLY Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Bobbie Clearly by Alex Lubischer, directed by Will Davis. This is the second play in Roundabout Underground's expanded two-play season, following Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder this fall.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/31/2018
by - Mar 31, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/31/2018.

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