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Mosaic Theater Company Of DC Turns 5 This Fall And Celebrates Historic Year Photo Mosaic Theater Company Of DC Turns 5 This Fall And Celebrates Historic Year
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 7, 2019

Mosaic Theater Company of DC launches its 5th season this month with the DC premiere of Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, Or The Re-Education of Undine, previewing August 21 (see our August 1 Fabulation press release for opening night information, and our March 29 a?oe#Wokeseason5a?? release for full season line-up), exactly one month after the close of the most successful show in Mosaic's history, the co-production of Kelvin Roston Jr.'s Twisted Melodies, which sold out its last week of performances, playing to record crowds and box office, providing the capstone to a season of transformative artistic and fundraising achievements. 

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 11, 2019

Today's subjects Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey are currently living their theatre lives as the writing team for the excellent swashbuckling World Premiere Musical Blackbeard at Signature Theatre. The production runs through July 14th in the MAX.

BWW Review: HANDBAGGED at 59E59 Presents a Fascinating Perspective of Recent British  Photo BWW Review: HANDBAGGED at 59E59 Presents a Fascinating Perspective of Recent British History
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 14, 2019

The NYC premiere of 'Handbagged,' written by Moira Buffini and directed by Indhu Rubasingham, is now on stage at 59E59 Theaters as part of Brits Off-Broadway. This unique, fascinating play captures elements of history and the stark differences between Queen Elizabeth and Margaret Thatcher

HANDBAGGED Makes NYC Premiere At Brits Off Broadway At 59E59 Theaters Photo HANDBAGGED Makes NYC Premiere At Brits Off Broadway At 59E59 Theaters
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2019

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome to Brits Off Broadway the NYC premiere of HANDBAGGED, written by Moira Buffini and directed by Indhu Rubasingham. Produced by Round House Theatre, HANDBAGGED begins performances on Tuesday, June 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 30. Press Opening is Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM; and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org.

59E59 Theaters Announces Productions For 2019 Brits Off Broadway Photo 59E59 Theaters Announces Productions For 2019 Brits Off Broadway
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2019

59E59 Theaters announce the line-up of shows for 2019's Brits Off Broadway, the critically acclaimed festival dedicated to featuring the UK's most innovative and provocative theater in New York City. Brits Off Broadway begins on Tuesday, April 16 and runs through Sunday, June 30.

BWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S LOVE, FACTUALLY at The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S LOVE, FACTUALLY at The Kennedy Center
by Jenny Minich - Dec 11, 2018

LOVE, FACTUALLY's myriad storylines travel at the speed of light, leaving its audience dazed and amused.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Naomi Jacobson Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Naomi Jacobson
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 13, 2018

Today's subject Naomi Jacobson is currently living her theatre life onstage at Studio Theatre in their superb world premiere production of The Remains. The show runs through June 24th in the company's Mead Theatre space.

BWW Review:  HANDBAGGED at Round House Theatre Offers a Masterclass in Acting Photo BWW Review: HANDBAGGED at Round House Theatre Offers a Masterclass in Acting
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 11, 2018

While the script is not the most engaging, the acting work is exceptionally strong.

BWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S TWIST YOUR DICKENS  at The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S TWIST YOUR DICKENS at The Kennedy Center
by Jenny Minich - Dec 9, 2017

Riddled with anachronisms and enough irreverent potshots to keep your naughty inner child sated through the New Year, The Second City's Twist Your Dickens is just the ticket for a crowd of world-weary Washingtonians.

Cast Complete for The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Kennedy Center Photo Cast Complete for The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the return of The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens. Second City alumni Carisa Barreca and Paul Jurewicz and local favorite Eric M. Messner join returning cast members Aaron Bliden, Anne Bowles, John Lescault, and Tia Shearer.

Cast Complete for The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Kennedy Center Photo Cast Complete for The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the return of The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens. Second City alumni Carisa Barreca and Paul Jurewicz and local favorite Eric M. Messner join returning cast members Aaron Bliden, Anne Bowles, John Lescault, and Tia Shearer.

James Reston Jr.'s Famous Historical Play GALILEO'S TORCH Comes to Castleton
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

For three nights in July, internationally renowned author James Reston Jr.'s famous biography, Galileo: A Life, will be transformed for stage in Galileo's Torch, and featured at Castleton.

CATF Previews 2017 Season with Shepherdstown Sneak Peek
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2017

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) will host a Shepherdstown Sneak Peek onFriday, March 24th at 8pm at the Frank Center of Shepherd University. The season preview will consist of readings from all six of CATF's 2017 plays. Founder and Producing Director Ed Herendeen will introduce and discuss the upcoming season. This event isfree and open to the public.

BWW Review: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Round House Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 5, 2017

The material speaks for itself and gives the cast - and especially Nova Y. Payton - a chance to stretch their limits.

Theater J Announces Annual Benefit
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 31, 2017

Theater J's 2017 Annual Benefit celebrates the artistry of Rick Foucheux and honors the leadership of Mita M. Schaffer.  This party to benefit the nation's most distinctive and progressive Jewish theater treats supporters to an elegant and entertaining evening.  The Annual Benefit will take place on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Washington Hebrew Congregation and will include a cocktail hour, followed by dinner (sponsored by Provisions Catering), live performances and dessert. 

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Marc Warzecha
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 22, 2016

BWW Review: The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at The Kennedy Center
by Heather Nadolny - Dec 16, 2016

Dickensian purists and rabid followers, be warned in advance: this is not your typical 'A Christmas Carol'. There are skateboarding ghosts, celebrity origin stories, murderous plots and even rewrites of classic TV specials. But don't worry, your concerns will come from the audience. It's all part of the messy fun that is The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS, currently playing at The Kennedy Center Theatre Lab. 

Due to Popular Demand TWIST YOUR DICKENS Adds Four Performances
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 2, 2016

Due to popular demand, The Kennedy Center has announced the addition of four extra performances to the Kennedy Center's debut run of The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens. Tickets are now on sale for newly added 3p.m. matinees on December 21, 22, 28, and 29. Twist Your Dickens performances take place in the Theater Lab from December 9-31, 2016.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY launches the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season in a powerful, spectacularly theatrical way on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage from Sept. 3 through Oct. 1.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY launches the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season in a powerful, spectacularly theatrical way on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage from Sept. 3 through Oct. 1.

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