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Rosalind Brown, Michael Michele Lynch and More Announced in Casting of LEAVING THE BL Photo Rosalind Brown, Michael Michele Lynch and More Announced in Casting of LEAVING THE BLUES at The Flea Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 31, 2019

Casting has been announced for the upcoming New York City premiere of Leaving the Blues, a new play by Jewelle Gomez, directed by Mark Finley. Rosalind Brown (original Broadway productions of Footloose and One Mo' Time) will play the lead role of Alberta Hunter, the great American jazz singer and songwriter. The cast also features Michael Michele Lynch, Joy Suddath, Cooper Sutton, Benjamin Mapp, Ameerah Briggs, Tsebiyah Mishael Derry and Erik Ransom.

The Warner Presents its International Playwrights Festival Photo The Warner Presents its International Playwrights Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2019

The Warner Theatre will present its 8th Annual International Playwrights Festival held in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre October 11 and 12, 2019. The mission of the International Playwrights Festival is to recognize the work of emerging and established playwrights and to build a link between the playwrights, the theatre community and our audiences. The festival is a two-night celebration of new works by playwrights from across the country and around the globe. For the eighth year, 150 plays were accepted for consideration from across the United States and as far away as China and New Zealand. Eleven winners have been selected and one play will be invited to participate in the 2019 festival.

Photo Flash: Inside ETC's 4th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival Photo Photo Flash: Inside ETC's 4th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2019

Join Emerald Theatre Company as they begin their 23 season with our 4th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival. This years theme is 'The Gift of Pride.' How does one show pride, be prideful, is proud, LGBTQ pride, humane pride, a parents pride?

Nancy Anderson and More to Join Charles Busch's THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE Photo Nancy Anderson and More to Join Charles Busch's THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE
by Julie Musbach - Mar 1, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister).

Charles Busch Returns to Theater for the New City in THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE Photo Charles Busch Returns to Theater for the New City in THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2018

Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this spring in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare for a limited premiere showcase engagement. Directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister), The Confession of Lily Dare will play a limited engagement of 24 performances from Wednesday, April 4 to Sunday, April 29 at Theater for the New City's Johnson Theater (155 First Avenue).

Jared Zirilli, Pico Alexander, and Nick Imperato to Lead PANTRY BOYS Reading at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Pantry Boys, a new play by Daniel Sauermilch, directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister), and featuring Pico Alexander (Punk Rock at MCC, upcoming feature film "Home Again"), Jared Zirilli (Romance Language, Pretty Filthy with The Civilians) and Nick Imperato (Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives) will be included as part of the Potomac Theater Project's (PTP/NYC) After Dark Series.

Playwrights on Park Reading Series Presents Joe Godfrey's HERE'S JOHNNY
by Julie Musbach - Apr 22, 2017

Join Playhouse on Park in designating the Greater Hartford area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work! The Playwrights on Park Reading Series was created for this very purpose, and our next evening in this exciting series is Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30pm with Joe Godfrey's Here's Johnny!

CHARLES BUSCH'S CLEOPATRA Will Play Theater for the New City This Spring
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 3, 2016

Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this spring with his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA for a limited premiere showcase engagement at Theater for the New City'sCommunity Theater (155 First Avenue). The premiere production, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister) will play a limited engagement of 22 performances fromFriday, March 25 through April 17, 2016.

BWW Review: Desert Rose's A QUEER CAROL is Funny and Imaginative
by Audrey Liebross - Nov 30, 2015

Desert Rose Playhouse's production of A QUEER CAROL, by Joe Godfrey, is well-acted and funny, A QUEER CAROL is a modern take on the classic Dickens tale, with Scrooge as a talented interior designer and Marley as his late business and life partner.

Photo Flash: ROMANCE LANGUAGE Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

The new play ROMANCE LANGAUGE receives its New York City premiere this fall at Theater 511 at Ars Nova (511 W 54th St, New York). Written by Joe Godfrey (A Queer Carol) and directed by Carl Andress (Charles Busch's The Tribute Artist and The Divine Sister), ROMANCE LANGUAGE stars Mairin Lee (Broadway's The Heiress), Audrey Heffernan Meyer ('Royal Pains'), and Jared Zirilli (Pretty Filthy). ROMANCE LANGUAGE officially opened last night, October 22, 2015, playing a strictly limited engagement through November 8, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

BWW Interview: Mairin Lee Discusses ROMANCE LANGUAGE and Taking on a New Kind of Role
by Nora Dominick - Oct 23, 2015

Mairin Lee may be known for her ingenues roles in Shakespearean and 19th Century plays, but this time around she's switching gears and playing a young corporate lawyer in ROMANCE LANGUAGE

Audrey Heffernan Meyer Stars in ROMANCE LANGUAGE, Opening Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The new play ROMANCE LANGAUGE receives its New York City premiere this fall at Theater 511 at Ars Nova (511 W 54th St, New York). Written by Joe Godfrey (A Queer Carol) and directed by Carl Andress (Charles Busch's The Tribute Artist and The Divine Sister), ROMANCE LANGUAGE will star Jessie Austrian (Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods), Audrey Heffernan Meyer ('Royal Pains'), and Jared Zirilli (Pretty Filthy). ROMANCE LANGUAGE officially opens tonight, October 22, 2015, playing a strictly limited engagement through November 8, 2015.

BWW Review: Desert Rose's LOOT is a Bizarre, Irreverent Hoot
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 29, 2015

LOOT, a 1965 satirical farce -- a bizarre, dark parody of an English drawing room comedy -- by British enfant terrible Joe Orton, is a difficult production. Desert Rose Playhouse, in Rancho Mirage, California, pulls it off. Excellent acting and directing result in a great deal of hilarity.

Audrey Heffernan Meyer to Star in ROMANCE LANGUAGE at Theater 511 at Ars Nova This Fall
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 4, 2015

The new play ROMANCE LANGAUGE will receive its New York City premiere this fall at Theater 511 at Ars Nova (511 W 54th St, New York). Written by Joe Godfrey (A Queer Carol) and directed by Carl Andress (Charles Busch's The Tribute Artist and The Divine Sister), ROMANCE LANGUAGE will star Jessie Austrian (Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods), Audrey Heffernan Meyer ("Royal Pains"), and Jared Zirilli (Pretty Filthy). ROMANCE LANGUAGE begins previews on October 13, 2015, and will officially open Thursday, October 22, 2015, playing a strictly limited engagement through November 8, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at www.RomanceLanguagePlay.com or by calling 866-811-4111.

BWW Reviews: Desert Rose's VITAMIN Q is the perfect prescription to fight boredom and generate laughs
by Audrey Liebross - Jul 6, 2015

VITAMIN Q, a revue comprised of musical numbers by Eric Lane Barnes, now appearing at Desert Rose Playhouse, is hilariously funny and appropriate for gay-friendly audiences from teenagers on up.

Photo Flash: Sigourney Weaver, Alan Alda, Jefferson Mays and More at Westport Country Playhouse's Gala to Honor A. R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Playwright A. R. ("Pete") Gurney, one of the most-produced playwrights in the history of Westport Country Playhouse, was celebrated for his body of work at the theater's one-night-only fundraising gala, "A Perfect Party: A Gala Evening Honoring A. R. Gurney," on Monday, September 22. Fourteen productions of Gurney's plays have been staged at Westport Country Playhouse, including one world premiere. Scroll down for photos!

Dick Brukenfeld's BLIND ANGELS to Run 2/6-3/2 at Theater for the New City
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 7, 2014

'Blind Angels' by Dick Brukenfeld is a nail-biting drama in which a news reporter (inspired by Daniel Pearl) is taken prisoner by a group of cosmopolitan, integrated, successful, secular Muslims who are embarking on a terrorist attack. The twist is, he has long relationships with two of his three 'hosts'--one is his ex-fiancee and the other was his college roommate. They are playing an endgame scenario that dwarfs what any small fry terrorist has tried before and they need him to tell their story. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the play's world premiere run February 6 to March 2, directed by Melissa Attebery.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre to Host BOSTON THEATER MARATHON XV, 5/11-12
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

Boston Playwrights' Theatre presents the 15th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the fifth year of The Warm-Up Laps. The Boston Theater Marathon features 53 ten-minute plays, by 54 New England playwrights, produced by 53 New England theatres in 10 hours.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Hosts BOSTON THEATER MARATHON XV, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

Boston Playwrights' Theatre presents the 15th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the fifth year of The Warm-Up Laps. The Boston Theater Marathon features 53 ten-minute plays, by 54 New England playwrights, produced by 53 New England theatres in 10 hours.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre to Host BOSTON THEATER MARATHON XV, 5/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

Boston Playwrights' Theatre presents the 15th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the fifth year of The Warm-Up Laps. The Boston Theater Marathon features 53 ten-minute plays, by 54 New England playwrights, produced by 53 New England theatres in 10 hours.

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