PRELUDE FESTIVAL Announces Full LineupPRELUDE FESTIVAL Announces Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 3, 4, and 5 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, The City University of New York, curated by David Bruin & Sanaz Ghajar in collaboration with Frank Hentschker, produced by Sami Pyne. (more...)

She Believed She Could: Lisa McNulty and WP TheaterShe Believed She Could: Lisa McNulty and WP Theater
by Amanda Prahl - Nov 8, 2018

While Broadway struggles to find ways to support new work that isn't star-studded or based on an existing property, off-Broadway theatres are embracing new voices at every turn. Among the non-profits on a mission is WP Theater, the oldest American theater company dedicated to the work of women, trans, and non-binary artists. Its producing artistic director, Lisa McNulty, is exactly the kind of leader the community needs: dedicated, open, and passionate about getting the voices heard that need to be heard. (more...)

BWW Review: AGNES at 59E59 Theaters is an Excellent Story About Human ConnectionsBWW Review: AGNES at 59E59 Theaters is an Excellent Story About Human Connections
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 14, 2018

The NYC premiere of 'Agnes,' written by Catya McMullen and directed by Jenna Worsham is being performed at 59E59 Theaters through September 29. It is a riveting portrayal of five individuals with with very different personalities and how they deal with their interactions and commitments. Performed in the theater's intimate space, Agnes has just the right balance of drama and humor. (more...)

WP THEATER Announces 2018-2019 Season: NATURAL SHOCKS, HURRICANE DIANE, HATEFUCK, And MoreWP THEATER Announces 2018-2019 Season: NATURAL SHOCKS, HURRICANE DIANE, HATEFUCK, And More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2018-2019 Season at WP Theater (more...)

WP Theater Announces Artists for 2018-2020 Lab Plus Leigh Silverman & Roberta Pereira Join LeadershipWP Theater Announces Artists for 2018-2020 Lab Plus Leigh Silverman & Roberta Pereira Join Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

WP THEATER announces the 15 artists selected for the 2018-2020 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins in late August and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival. (more...)

Lesser America Premieres AGNES At 59E59 TheatersLesser America Premieres AGNES At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) presents the NYC premiere of AGNES, written by Catya McMullen and directed by Jenna Worsham. Produced by Lesser America, in association with Hugh Hayes, AGNES begins performances on Saturday, September 8 for a limited engagement through Saturday, September 29. Press Opening is Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ethan Hawke, Chloë Sevigny And More Celebrate At The Relentless Award CeremonyPhoto Flash: Ethan Hawke, Chloë Sevigny And More Celebrate At The Relentless Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The 2017 Relentless Award, in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman, was presented Monday evening, June 25, 2018, to Gracie Gardner for her play Pussy Sludge. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lucy DeVito Is Expecting an Old-Fashioned Delivery in BUMPBWW Interview: Lucy DeVito Is Expecting an Old-Fashioned Delivery in BUMP
by Naomi Serviss - May 23, 2018

A comedy illustrates the rocky path to motherhood from the colonial days of suffering in solitude to the modern age of message board kvetching. (more...)

Photo Flash: BUMP Opens Tonight at Ensemble Studio TheatrePhoto Flash: BUMP Opens Tonight at Ensemble Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) presents the World Premiere of BUMP, written by Chiara Atik and directed by Claudia Weill. Part of the EST/Sloan Science & Technology Project, BUMP opens May 17, for a limited run through June 3, 2018. (more...)

WP Theater's PIPELINE FESTIVAL Begins, Full Casting AnnouncedWP Theater's PIPELINE FESTIVAL Begins, Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Casting is announced for WP Theater's second biennial Pipeline Festival, which begins performances today, Thursday March 29. The festival, which showcases the work of the celebrated WP Lab residency for playwrights, directors and producers, runs through April 28 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway & 76th Street). (more...)

Cast Announced for Chiara Atik's BUMPCast Announced for Chiara Atik's BUMP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director, Sarah McLellan, Executive Director) and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs) announced today the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of BUMP, written by Chiara Atik (Five Times in One Night) and directed by Claudia Weill(Girlfriends). Part of the EST/Sloan Science & Technology Project (Graeme Gillis, Program Director; Linsay Firman, Associate Director), BUMP begins previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) on May 9, 2018, with an opening night set for May 17, for a limited run through June 4, 2018. (more...)

WP THEATER Announces 2018 PIPELINE FESTIVAL LineupWP THEATER Announces 2018 PIPELINE FESTIVAL Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the second biennial Pipeline Festival, showcasing the work of the celebrated WP Lab residency for playwrights, directors and producers from March 29 - April 28 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway & 76th Street.) (more...)

WP Theater Seeks Female-Identified/Trans Artists for 2018-2020 WP LabWP Theater Seeks Female-Identified/Trans Artists for 2018-2020 WP Lab
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

WP Theater has announced that it is now taking applications for its 2018-2020 Lab. WP Theater is looking for female-identified or trans playwrights, directors, and producers who crave an artistic home, professional support, and the resources to launch them into the next phase of their careers to join the 2018-2020 WP Lab. The two-year residency, which culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival, is currently taking applications through March 1, 2018. (more...)

The Dionysian Launches ISSUE 004 At The Drama Book Shop!The Dionysian Launches ISSUE 004 At The Drama Book Shop!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The Dionysian Collective, a group of actors and writers formed in 2016 in New York City, have created a literary journal, The Dionysian. Each issue publishes short plays selected through open submissions by playwrights from across the globe, interviews with established playwrights and theatre makers and art pieces from visual artists inspired by the curated plays. The Drama Book Shop hosts a free launch event with The Dionysian Collective to launch ISSUE 004, on its release date Today November 17, 2017 at 5pm. The evening will consist of readings from ISSUE 004, as well as an opportunity to purchase your own copy and meet the artists involved in the issue. Everyone is welcome to join The Dionysian family and help us 'Celebrate The Playwright' with wine, theatre and all things Dionysian. The Dionysian ISSUE 004 features work by female-identifying and non-binary artists including plays by Mariah MacCarthy, Anna Fox, Sofya Weitz, Gracie Garnder, Lia Romeo, Andra Gordon Gatica, Christl Stringer, Gina Femia, Kate Mulley, Ran Xia, Mallory Weiss, Shawna Wigney and Mandy Murphy (winner of The Dionysian Award for Best New Play at SheNYC Summer Theater Festival), with an essay by Addie Johnson Talbott and interviews with Susan Bernfield of New Georges, Laura Ramadei of Lesser America, Victoria Myers of The Interval and a 3-part interview about The Kilroys. (more...)

The Dionysian Launches ISSUE 004 At The Drama Book Shop!The Dionysian Launches ISSUE 004 At The Drama Book Shop!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The Dionysian Collective, a group of actors and writers formed in 2016 in New York City, have created a literary journal, The Dionysian. Each issue publishes short plays selected through open submissions by playwrights from across the globe, interviews with established playwrights and theatre makers and art pieces from visual artists inspired by the curated plays. The Drama Book Shop hosts a free launch event with The Dionysian Collective to launch ISSUE 004, on its release date Friday November 17, 2017 at 5pm. The evening will consist of readings from ISSUE 004, as well as an opportunity to purchase your own copy and meet the artists involved in the issue. Everyone is welcome to join The Dionysian family and help us 'Celebrate The Playwright' with wine, theatre and all things Dionysian. The Dionysian ISSUE 004 features work by female-identifying and non-binary artists including plays by Mariah MacCarthy, Anna Fox, Sofya Weitz, Gracie Garnder, Lia Romeo, Andra Gordon Gatica, Christl Stringer, Gina Femia, Kate Mulley, Ran Xia, Mallory Weiss, Shawna Wigney and Mandy Murphy (winner of The Dionysian Award for Best New Play at SheNYC Summer Theater Festival), with an essay by Addie Johnson Talbott and interviews with Susan Bernfield of New Georges, Laura Ramadei of Lesser America, Victoria Myers of The Interval and a 3-part interview about The Kilroys. (more...)

Photo Flash: First look at Lesser America's IN A WORD at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), performances run through July 8 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews began June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening night is slated for tonight, June 21. (more...)

2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews begin June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2017-2018 40th Anniversary Season at WP Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: American Playwriting Foundation Announces Aleshea Harris as Winner of Relentless Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The American Playwriting Foundation (Executive Director David Bar Katz), established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Aleshea Harris for The 2016 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play. (more...)

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