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BWW Review:  FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages is Charming and Enthralling Photo BWW Review: FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages is Charming and Enthralling
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 12, 2017

Foster Mom, an entertaining and significant new play is now being presented at Premiere Stages at Kean University through September 24. This charming theatrical piece is written Chris Cragin-Day, meticulously directed by Kel Haney, and features an excellent cast. It is a story that will touch the hearts and minds of all who see it.

Premiere Stages to Present 2017 Play Festival Winner FOSTER MOM Photo Premiere Stages to Present 2017 Play Festival Winner FOSTER MOM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Foster Mom by Chris Cragin-Day, the winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival, September 7-24 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.).

GHOST QUARTET to Launch Inaugural 'Next Door at NYTW' Series; Lineup Announced! Photo GHOST QUARTET to Launch Inaugural 'Next Door at NYTW' Series; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the inaugural season of Next Door at NYTW in the Fourth Street Theatre, NYTW's newly renovated 65-seat black box space.

BWW Interview: Playwright Chris Cragin-Day and FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages Photo BWW Interview: Playwright Chris Cragin-Day and FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 16, 2017

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Foster Mom by Chris Cragin-Day, the winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival from September 7-24 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Chris about her career and the upcoming show.

Premiere Stages to Present 2017 Play Festival Winner FOSTER MOM Photo Premiere Stages to Present 2017 Play Festival Winner FOSTER MOM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Foster Mom by Chris Cragin-Day, the winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival, September 7-24 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.).

Photo Flash: Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2017 Opening Photo Photo Flash: Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2017 Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Summer Shorts 2017 toasted its 11th season on Monday, August 7, at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria in NYC, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!

BWW Review: SUMMER SHORTS Series B at 59E59 Theaters and Why We Love Them Photo BWW Review: SUMMER SHORTS Series B at 59E59 Theaters and Why We Love Them
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 9, 2017

Summer Shorts 2017 is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters. We attended series B and enjoyed each of the short form theatre pieces that featured superb playwriting, expert direction, and outstanding performances.

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, Starting Today at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins today, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2.

Stage Vets Headed to SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, produced by Throughline Artists at 59E59 Theaters. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2.

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2.

Maplewood Playwright Erin Mallon to Debut New Play at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

On May 21 at 7 p.m., Erin Mallon's new play, A Mind Out of the Gutter, will be presented by American Theater Group in a reading in the South Orange Performing Arts Center Loft. The reading gives professional actors a chance to bring life to the play as they read with script-in-hand, and gives audiences the opportunity to give valuable feedback to the playwright as she continues to refine the work.

Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2017 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2017

For the first time in its 13-year history, Premiere Stages will provide expanded development to five new works in one season, including the New Jersey Premiere of Skeleton Crew, the third play in Dominique Morisseau's critically acclaimed Detroit cycle, and the first professional production of Chris Cragin-Day's heartwarming play, Foster Mom, winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival. This season will also feature free developmental workshops of Patricia Cotter's 1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson), runner-up for the 2017 Play Festival, and two exciting new play commissions, Nicole Pandolfo's Brick City, developed in cooperation with NJPAC and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and Martin Casella's Black Tom Island, recipient of the 2017/2018 Liberty Live Commission in partnership with Liberty Hall Museum. Tickets go on sale May 22.

American Theater Group Brings Topical New Play to SOPAC Loft Staged Reading of A GOOD FARMER
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2017

American Theater Group, the South Orange Performing Arts Center's  new theatre company in-residence, presents a staged reading of A Good Farmer by Sharyn Rothstein on Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m.  The powerful story, set in upstate New York, tells a compelling tale of one family's struggle to maintain their farm through adversity. The wheels of crisis are set into motion when they hire a Mexican immigrant to help them. The topical play highlights the humanity of those whose only crime was to come to American and make a better life for their families, and the bonds we all share as immigrants seeking the American dream. 

TEDxBroadway Completes Speaker Lineup for 2017 Event at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The sixth annual TEDxBroadway returns to New World Stages in New York City, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, with a wide variety of speakers taking the stage.

BWW Review: LA BUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL at 59E59 is Outstanding
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 21, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts will be thrilled by the LaBute New Theater Festival now onstage at 59E59 Theaters. There are four distinctive one-act plays being performed in the venue's intimate theater space through February 5th.

LaBUTE NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL Launches Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Produced by the St. Louis Actors' Studio, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays, features the NYC premieres of short plays by Gabe McKinley, CaRy Pepper, and Adam Seidel as well as a world premiere short play by Neil LaBute.

Entertain and Dine: 59E59 THEATERS and Blu on Park
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 10, 2017

Check out the shows coming on at 59E59 Theaters in January and February and a top dining destination close to the theater, Blu on Park.

LaBUTE NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL Adds Performance at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Due to ticket demand, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL is adding a performance on Sunday, January 15 at 7:30 PM.

St. Louis Actors' Studio's Acclaimed LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL of One-Act Plays Comes to 59E59 Theaters for its Second Year
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, andAdam Seidel. Directed by Kel Haney, Michael Hogan, and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Friday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 5.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members).  To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. 

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Return to 59E59 Theaters This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, and Adam Seidel.

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