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Works by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 SeasonWorks by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, followed by the world premiere of The Thing With Feathers, a new play by Scott Organ, the revival of A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, and a special benefit performance of the award-winning solo play The Tricky Part by Martin Moran at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

The New Harmony Project Now Accepting Submissions for 2018 ConferenceThe New Harmony Project Now Accepting Submissions for 2018 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

The New Harmony Project announced today that it is now accepting submissions for the 32nd annual conference in May of 2018. Since 1986, the secluded town of New Harmony, Indiana has hosted artists from around the world for two-weeks of dedicated script development. Over the course of the conference, The New Harmony Project offers a retreat from the outside world, and space for writers to fully immerse themselves in their work. The peaceful serenity of New Harmony, the site of two former utopian societies, is a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Line-Up for Short New Play FestivalRed Bull Theater Announces Line-Up for Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director/Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2017 Short New Play Festival will be presented on Monday July 24th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre, directed by Craig Baldwin and Evan Yionoulis. Casts will include Tina Benko, Bill Buell, Robert Clohessy, Emily Donahoe, Clifton Duncan, Teresa Avia Lim, Joan MacIntosh, Nadine Malouf, Howard W. Overshown, Alfredo Narciso, and Linda Powell. (more...)

Pantless Hummingbird Productions Presents London Premiere of Francesca Van Horne's TALES FROM THE TRUNDLEPantless Hummingbird Productions Presents London Premiere of Francesca Van Horne's TALES FROM THE TRUNDLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

After successful runs of TALES FROM THE TRUNDLE - a new play by Francesca Van Horne - at the prestigious 7th Annual United Solo Festival in New York City and The Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, following a private press premiere at The Vault at The Ned in the City of London on Sunday July 23, this solo show will receive its London premiere run at The Courtyard and The Bridewell theatres. (more...)

10th Annual Mimi Awards to Celebrate Top American Playwrights This December10th Annual Mimi Awards to Celebrate Top American Playwrights This December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the 10th-Annual "Mimi" Awards will be presented on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Lincoln Center Theater. The "Mimi" Awards are presented annually to honor the outstanding artistry and accomplishments of some of the most gifted American playwrights. (more...)

More Than 50 Playwrights, Directors & Dramaturgs Set for 2017 MFA Workshop at Kennedy CenterMore Than 50 Playwrights, Directors & Dramaturgs Set for 2017 MFA Workshop at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will co-present the 12th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play FestivalWorks by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

BWW Review: COBB at Penguin Rep TheatreBWW Review: COBB at Penguin Rep Theatre
by Kellie Williams - Jul 3, 2017

If you're looking for a complex portrait of a man who was simultaneously worthy of praise and condemnation, look no further than Penguin Rep's Cobb. (more...)

40 Years Ago Tomorrow, Penguin Rep Was Born40 Years Ago Tomorrow, Penguin Rep Was Born
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

When Penguin Rep Theatre opens its month-long run of COBB, Lee Blessing's play about the legendary baseball player Ty Cobb, today, it will be exactly 40 years to the day since the enterprising company gave its first performance... (more...)

Announcing July 2017 Theatre Events for in Rockland/WestchesterAnnouncing July 2017 Theatre Events for in Rockland/Westchester
by Kellie Williams - Jun 28, 2017

We hope you'll support local theatre this July! (more...)

Circle X's Announces Free Reading SeriesCircle X's Announces Free Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Join us for Circle X's annual Free Reading Series. (more...)

COBB Opens this Friday at Penguin Rep TheatreCOBB Opens this Friday at Penguin Rep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre presents Cobb, a powerful play by Lee Blessing about the legendary baseball player, beginning Friday, June 30. (more...)

Penguin Rep Presents Lee Blessing's COBBPenguin Rep Presents Lee Blessing's COBB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, follows up its sold-out 40th season-opener, Trayf, with Cobb, a powerful play by Lee Blessing about the legendary baseball player, beginning Friday, June 30. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project, dedicated to producing rarely seen shows with relevant themes and raw emotions, has announced its eighth season, featuring three plays that examine the fine line between reality and perception. This season, Interrobang invites audiences to ponder the particularly urgent question: What is Truth? (more...)

Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core WritersPlaywrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Playwrights' Center is excited to announce the 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient, 2017-18 McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, 2017-18 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows, 2017-2020 Core Writers and 2017-18 Core Apprentices. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS, VIOLET and More Set for Actors Co-op's 2017-18 SeasonTHE 39 STEPS, VIOLET and More Set for Actors Co-op's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Actors Co-Op (Ovation Winner 2014 Best Production of a Musical (Intimate Theatre) has announced its 26th Season of shows! Opening with Patrick Barlow's great piece of theatrical fun, based on the mystery thriller revised as a farce THE 39 STEPS; followed by the beloved Kaufman and Hart comedy classic THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER. In 2018 we will take A WALK IN THE WOODS by Lee Blessing; followed by Robert Bolts' 'must see' historical drama A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS; the 2017 - 2018 Season closes with the multi-award winning powerhouse musical VIOLET, book and lyrics Brian Crawley, music by Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

Annie Russell Theatre Announces 85th Season - Join the Movement!Annie Russell Theatre Announces 85th Season - Join the Movement!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Annie Russell Theatre, the longest running theatre in Central Florida, announces their 85th season! Running September 2017 through April 2018, the season is inspired by acts of revolution and resistance, big and small. (more...)

The New Harmony Project Celebrates 31 Years of New Play DevelopmentThe New Harmony Project Celebrates 31 Years of New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE 31ST ANNUAL NEW HARMONY PROJECT KICKS OFF MAY 23RD GATHERING IN THE QUAINT TOWN OF NEW HARMONY, INDIANA TO SUPPORT AND ELEVATE THE WORK OF WRITERS THAT EXPLORE AND CELEBRATE THE HUMAN SPIRIT (more...)

TRAYF Opens Penguin's 2017 Season this FridayTRAYF Opens Penguin's 2017 Season this Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, opens its 40th season with Trayf, a new play by Lindsay Joelle. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Rush Policy for Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODESSignature Theatre Announces Rush Policy for Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Signature Theatre will offer a general rush policy for the world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, the company announced today. (more...)

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