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Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Announces Return to Live Performances With AN ILIAD Photo Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Announces Return to Live Performances With AN ILIAD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has announced a return to live performance with the first production of its 2021 season:¬†AN ILIAD, running July 14 ‚Äď August 6 under the Tent at Walker Farm.

Portland Stage To Open The 2022 Clauder Competition For New England Playwrights Photo Portland Stage To Open The 2022 Clauder Competition For New England Playwrights
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 17, 2021

Portland Stage has announced that New England's most prestigious playwriting contest, the Clauder Competition, is accepting submissions for the 2022 Competition through March 31, 2022. 

Portland Stage Announces The 2020 Clauder Competition For New England Playwrights Win Photo Portland Stage Announces The 2020 Clauder Competition For New England Playwrights Winners
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2021

The winning plays, The Last Ship to Proxima Centauri by Greg Lam, In His Hands by Benjamin Benne, and Rx Machina by Caity-Shea Violette will be workshopped and given digital readings in the 32nd Annual Little Festival of the Unexpected over three weekends in March and April, starting March 12, 2021. The digital workshop performances are free and open to the public with registration.

PREMIERES Announces Licensing Rights Available for INNER VOICES Catalogue of One-Act  Photo PREMIERES Announces Licensing Rights Available for INNER VOICES Catalogue of One-Act Solo Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2021

PREMIERES has announced that it will be making live production and streaming production rights available for selected works of its biennial INNER VOICES series. Premiere’s catalogue of solo one-act musicals includes: A THOUSAND WORDS COME TO MIND, ALICE UNWRAPPED, BORROWED DUST, FARHAD OR THE SECRET OF BEING and more.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, August 26- with Carolee Carmello, Alexander Hodge a Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, August 26- with Carolee Carmello, Alexander Hodge and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 26, 2020

Today (August 26) in live streaming: Carolee Carmello visits Backstage Live, The Chaos Twins welcome Alexander Hodge, and so much more!

BWW Interview: Giovanna Sardelli of PERFECT 36 at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Loves t Photo BWW Interview: Giovanna Sardelli of PERFECT 36 at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Loves to Tell a Good Story
by Jim Munson - Aug 24, 2020

In celebration of Womena??s Equality Day and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and The Womana??s Club of Palo Alto will present a virtual performance of excerpts and songs from the dynamic musical Perfect 36, with lyrics and book by Laura Harrington, music by Mel Marvin, and direction by Mac Pirkle. Set in 1920, Perfect 36 honors the indomitable spirit of the suffragettes as they battle to secure a 36-state majority to ratify the 19th Amendment. The online event will take place at 5:30pm PDT on Wednesday, August 26th. Giovanna Sardelli, TheatreWorksa?? Artistic Associate and Director of New Works, will host the event and engage in a conversation with Laura Harrington, the showa??s book writer and lyricist. A link to stream the show will be available at TheatreWorks.org for no charge, although donations are encouraged to support TheatreWorks and The Womana??s Club of Palo Alto. BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Giovanna Sardelli from her hometown of Las Vegas where shea??s been sheltering in place with family until she can safely return to her actual home base in New York City. In addition to her role at TheatreWorks, Sardelli is enjoying quite a remarkable career as a director at theaters across the U.S., and has built a track record of developing close working relationships with notable playwrights such as Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and Olivier Award winner Matthew Lopez. Talking to Sardelli, ita??s clear why she is so constantly in demand. She is naturally engaging, inherently upbeat without being saccharine, and passionate about expanding the possibilities of theater. Her excitement about the chance to work closely with TheatreWorksa?? new Artistic Director Tim Bond to tackle new challenges is palpable.

Celebrate Centennial Of Women's Voting With TheatreWorks & The Woman's Club Of Palo A Photo Celebrate Centennial Of Women's Voting With TheatreWorks & The Woman's Club Of Palo Alto
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 18, 2020

In celebration of Women's Equality Day and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and The Woman's Club of Palo Alto present a virtual performance of excerpts and songs from Perfect 36, with lyrics and book by Laura Harrington, music by Mel Marvin, and direction by Mac Pirkle.

Keen Company Announces 2019 Playwrights Lab Readings And The Lab Playwrights For 2020 Photo Keen Company Announces 2019 Playwrights Lab Readings And The Lab Playwrights For 2020
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 25, 2019

Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for Keen's Playwrights Lab, including readings from this year's participants as well as the playwrights for the 2020 Lab.

Portland Stage Company Presents The World Premiere Of READ TO ME The 2018 Clauder Com Photo Portland Stage Company Presents The World Premiere Of READ TO ME The 2018 Clauder Competition Winner
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 18, 2019

Read to Me by Brendan Pelsue is open for reviewers Friday, October 25 at 7:30 pm. Read to Me is a poignant story about a child with a terminal illness who connects delicate moments in unusual ways. Discovering the mysterious a?oePostal Service,a?? he sends messages to the world and awaits a response. This poetic play, created through magical realism, reveals the quiet ways in which we connect. 

Portland Stage Announces A Call For Plays From New England Playwrights Photo Portland Stage Announces A Call For Plays From New England Playwrights
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 5, 2019

Portland Stage is proud to announce that New England's most prestigious playwriting contest, the Clauder Competition, is moving to a Biennial schedule. Submissions are open now, and will be accepted through March 31, 2020. For submission restrictions and guidelines, see below. The winning play will be announced in March 2021. The Clauder Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash award of $3,000, as well as a full production at Portland Stage with a professional director, designers, and actors.

The Orchard Project Announces its 2019 Summer Program Participants and Special Events Photo The Orchard Project Announces its 2019 Summer Program Participants and Special Events
by Sarah Hookey - May 30, 2019

The Orchard Project is announcing the artists participating in its thirteenth summer theatre residency program. More than 30 artists and ensembles were selected for residencies this summer from nearly 1000 theatre artists and companies who applied.

Weston Playhouse Announces Cast For ALICE BLISS Photo Weston Playhouse Announces Cast For ALICE BLISS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2019

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert announced casting for the 13th Annual Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award Winner, ALICE BLISS, a musical based on Laura Harrington's acclaimed novel. It follows Alice, a young teenager whose father is deployed to Iraq, as she navigates the challenges of growing up in a family touched by the effects of war.

Weston Announces New Musical Award Winner Photo Weston Announces New Musical Award Winner
by Julie Musbach - Feb 6, 2019

The writing team of Jenny Giering (music), Adam Gwon (lyrics) and Karen Hartman have won the 13th Annual Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award for their new musical, ALICE BLISS.

Premieres' Inner Voices 2018, Featuring Rebecca Luker, Finn Douglas And Farah Alvin,  Photo Premieres' Inner Voices 2018, Featuring Rebecca Luker, Finn Douglas And Farah Alvin, Begins Performances Today
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2018

PREMIERES (Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director), the New York based music theater organization whose mission is "to bring new music theater to light," is pleased to announce the cast and creative teams for this season's INNER VOICES, the biennial series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances begin TONIGHT at 8:00pm for a limited run through Saturday, November 17, 2018 at The TBG Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00pm.

NBC Sports Digital Sets February Sports Record With 93 Million Unique Users Photo NBC Sports Digital Sets February Sports Record With 93 Million Unique Users
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 16, 2018

The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, Super Bowl LII, NHL, and Premier League powered NBC Sports Digital to the¬†best February delivery ever in the sports category, with¬†93 million unique users¬†in the month, according to multiplatform data released by comScore. In addition to setting the February record, Yahoo Sports‚ÄďNBC Sports Network's 93 million unique users topped by 31% the No. 2 outlet in February (ESPN, 71 million uniques), and delivered NBC Sports Digital's second best month ever ‚Äď behind its sports-industry record 110 million uniques in August 2016, which was highlighted by the Rio Olympics, NASCAR, the Premier League's season opening weekends, and NFL preseason games. NBC Sports Digital also outpaced its performance last February by 83% (51 million) and the Sochi Olympics-led February 2014 by 46% (64 million).

Lifetime Original Movie FAITH UNDER FIRE Premieres as #1 On Cable Photo Lifetime Original Movie FAITH UNDER FIRE Premieres as #1 On Cable
by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 1, 2018

Lifetime Original Movie FAITH UNDER FIRE Premieres as #1 On Cable

Lifetime Announces Airdates for Feature Movies THE SIMONE BILES STORY & More Photo Lifetime Announces Airdates for Feature Movies THE SIMONE BILES STORY & More
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 16, 2017

Lifetime kicks off 2018 with a trio of feature movies based on the true stories of three women who have made lasting impressions in our world.

Grammy Winner Toni Braxton Releases Remix Package for 'Coping' Photo Grammy Winner Toni Braxton Releases Remix Package for 'Coping'
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 10, 2017

Seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Toni Braxton releases a remix package for Coping - out today via Def Jam Recordings. Featuring remixes from Eden Prince, Paris & Simo, Stadiumx, Disco Killerz and Tom Swoon. Download and stream Coping Remixes

Grammy Winner Toni Braxton's New Single 'Deadwood' Available Now on Def Jam Recording Photo Grammy Winner Toni Braxton's New Single 'Deadwood' Available Now on Def Jam Recordings
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 31, 2017

Seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Toni Braxton's new single, Deadwood is available now via Def Jam Recordings. Deadwood was co-written by Braxton, Fred Ball, Royce Doherty and Kwame Ogoo.

Lifetime Orders New Seasons of UnREAL and MARY KILLS PEOPLE
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 28, 2017

Lifetime ups its premium scripted content with new season greenlights of the critically-acclaimed drama series UnREAL for a fourth season and freshman drama Mary Kills People for a season two, it was announced today by Liz Gateley, EVP and Head of Programming for Lifetime.

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