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BWW Feature: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS at LONG WHARFBWW Feature: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS at LONG WHARF
by Lauren Yarger - Sep 21, 2017

Chatting with Bess Wohl about SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre presents World Premiere of FIREFLIESLong Wharf Theatre presents World Premiere of FIREFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Lyrical, Uplifting HOME by Samm-Art Williams Comes to ICTLyrical, Uplifting HOME by Samm-Art Williams Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

There's no place like home at least according to playwright Samm-Art Williams. First produced to great acclaim by the Negro Ensemble Company, Williams' brilliantly inventive and lyrically expressive Home will run at International City Theatre from Oct. 20 through Nov. 5, directed by Gregg T. Daniel. Two low-priced previews take place on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEYShakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. (more...)

TheaterWorks Opens 32nd Season with THE WOLVESTheaterWorks Opens 32nd Season with THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe will run October 5 through November 5, 2017 (please note date change). THE WOLVES is the 1st show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season, (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Tell Untold Stories from New Memoir NEVERTHELESS at ESTAlec Baldwin to Tell Untold Stories from New Memoir NEVERTHELESS at EST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) has announced a special one-night-only benefit event featuring two-time Emmy Award-winner Alec Baldwin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8pm at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (545 W. 52nd Street). (more...)

Aaron Sorkin to Receive Zurich Film Festival's Career Achievement AwardAaron Sorkin to Receive Zurich Film Festival's Career Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Aaron Sorkin will receive the Festival's Career Achievement Award at this year's Festival. His debut feature MOLLY'S GAME will be screened as a Gala Premiere. The Academy-Award-winning screenwriter and reknowned playwright will receive the Award for his life's work (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY to Honor Playwright Marsha NormanTHE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY to Honor Playwright Marsha Norman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Today, The 24 Hour Plays announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman will be honored at The 17th Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway, as part of the organization's partnership with The Lilly Awards. (more...)

THE ROYALE to Make New England Debut at Merrimack Repertory TheatreTHE ROYALE to Make New England Debut at Merrimack Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) launches its 39th season with 'The Royale,' the new power-packed drama inspired by the life of Jack Johnson, the first black man to fight for the title of World Heavyweight Champion. (more...)

Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation Select 11 Artist Fellows for GrantsSundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation Select 11 Artist Fellows for Grants
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Eleven diverse independent artists have been selected to receive support from the 2017 Sundance Institute | Time Warner Foundation Fellowship. These Fellowships and accompanying grants are part of the non-profit Institute's year-round efforts to discover and support independent artists from diverse backgrounds in getting their work made and seen by a wide audience. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

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Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland to Star in FIREFLIES Premiere at Long WharfJane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland to Star in FIREFLIES Premiere at Long Wharf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Lauren Yee's IN A WORD Gets SoCal Premiere at Chance TheaterLauren Yee's IN A WORD Gets SoCal Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the sixth show of our 2017 season… in a word. Written by former Chance Theater Resident Playwright Lauren Yee, in a word has received numerous awards and was recently named a New York Times Critic's Pick. Directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, in a word will preview from September 8 through September 15; regular performances will begin September 16 and continue through October 8 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE Comes to CoHo Season 22THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE Comes to CoHo Season 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

From the Victorian age to the 21st century, 'Watson' is the perfect partner. Mr. Watson was on the other end of the wire when Alexander Graham Bell sent the first communication by telephone. Dr. Watson accompanied each step and anticipated every need of fiction's greatest detective. Watson's the name of IBM's natural language-processing supercomputer, winner of the famous Jeopardy! match in 2011. And Josh Watson is the IT guy with a friendly fix for crashed technology and broken hearts, uncommonly trustworthy and aiming to please. All the Watsons want to give you what you need, but do you want what you need in a partner? The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence is an emotionally-intelligent drama that follows a time-travelling love triangle between the head, the heart and the machine. (more...)

Star-Studded Cast Set for Paul Rudnick's BIG NIGHT at the DouglasStar-Studded Cast Set for Paul Rudnick's BIG NIGHT at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night.' (more...)

Pieter Toerien's Presentation of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at Montecasino Studio Theatre Now OpenPieter Toerien's Presentation of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at Montecasino Studio Theatre Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Pieter Toeriens presentation of Aaron Posner's acclaimed Jewish play, MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, is now open for a run through 3 September. Directed By Moira Blumenthal, the production stars Robert Fridjhon, Louise Saint-Claire and Alan Swerdlow. (more...)

Three Bone Theatre Tackles Challenging Topics in the Charlotte Premiere of THE SUBMISSIONThree Bone Theatre Tackles Challenging Topics in the Charlotte Premiere of THE SUBMISSION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Danny has written a complex new drama about an African-American family trying to get out of the Projects, and it has just been selected for the nation's preeminent play festival. (more...)

A STEADY RAIN by Keith Huff Extends Again at Hollywood FringeA STEADY RAIN by Keith Huff Extends Again at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Extended through August 20: After a sold-out run during the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, and the 2017 Better Lemons Audience Choice Award winner, A Steady Rain, written by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards) and directed by premier acting coach John Kirby (The Count of Monte Cristo, Peter Pan, Scream 4, This is Us), continues its run that has audiences on the edge of their seats. A Steady Rain re-opens July 14 at The John Kirby Studio in Hollywood for a three-week run through July 30. (more...)

Theatre NOVA Kicks Off 2017-2018 Season with THE REVOLUTIONISTSTheatre NOVA Kicks Off 2017-2018 Season with THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre to Conclude 9th Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...Route 66 Theatre to Conclude 9th Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Route 66 Theatre company is pleased to conclude its ninth season with the Chicago premiere of Halley Feiffer's dark comedy  A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT SLOAN-KETTERING MEMORIAL CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY. (more...)

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