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Benjamin Scheuer and Melissa Li & Kit Yan Announced as Recipients of the 2021 Annual  Photo Benjamin Scheuer and Melissa Li & Kit Yan Announced as Recipients of the 2021 Annual Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021

The Kleban Foundation celebrates the 31st anniversary of the annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre with the announcement of the 2021 prizewinners. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Benjamin Scheuer. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to co-librettists Melissa Li and Kit Yan.

OPC Announces Julia Izumi For First Kerry English Artist Award Photo OPC Announces Julia Izumi For First Kerry English Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2021

The Ojai Playwrights Conference has announced that the first recipient of the annual Dr. Kerry English Artist Award will be Julia Izumi, whose play “Regretfully, So the Birds Are” has been selected for development during the 2021 OPC New Works Festival slated for August.

New Visions Fellowship for Black Trans and Gender Nonconforming Playwrights Announced Photo New Visions Fellowship for Black Trans and Gender Nonconforming Playwrights Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021

On the first day of Black History Month, National Queer Theater and the Dramatists Guild announced the New Visions Fellowship, a yearlong fellowship for Black Trans and Gender Nonconforming playwrights.

John Leguizamo, Stephen Flaherty and More Pen Letters to Biden/Harris Administration  Photo John Leguizamo, Stephen Flaherty and More Pen Letters to Biden/Harris Administration as Part of ARTS WORKERS UNITE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2021

Be An #ArtsHero & The Dramatists Guild of America released brand new “Dear Mr. President and Madam Vice President” letters as part of ARTS WORKERS UNITE: 100 Days of Art and Activism, to make Arts & Culture Workers a legislative and economic priority.  Additional playwrights include John Leguizamo, Martyna Majok, Jeanne Sakata and Stephen Flaherty.

Anais Mitchell, Jeremy O. Harris, and More Pen Letters Urging the Biden Administratio Photo Anais Mitchell, Jeremy O. Harris, and More Pen Letters Urging the Biden Administration to Prioritize the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2021

Be An #ArtsHero has announced “Dear Mr. President and Madam Vice President,” a nationwide letter writing campaign, organized in partnership with The Dramatists Guild of America, imploring the incoming administration to prioritize commitment to the Arts.

Play On Shakespeare Announces 2021 Board Of Directors Photo Play On Shakespeare Announces 2021 Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021

Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces their new board members as well as their January 2021 calendar of events. Play On Shakespeare's mission is to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare's plays in performance for theatre professionals, students, teachers, and audiences by engaging with contemporary translations and adaptations.

Chita Rivera, Andréa Burns, David Henry Hwang and More Feature in New Inclusive Educ Photo Chita Rivera, Andréa Burns, David Henry Hwang and More Feature in New Inclusive Education Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021

Digital Theatre+ has brought together some of Broadway's leading talent for Musical Matters, a 5-episode conversation series exploring inclusivity and representation in musical theatre. Hosted by actor, writer, and advocate for inclusion Christine Toy Johnson, each episode of the series focuses on the lived experiences of the featured artists.

Musical Mentors Collaborative Partners with TodayTix, Supporting Gala With Sutton Fos Photo Musical Mentors Collaborative Partners with TodayTix, Supporting Gala With Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2020

Musical Mentors Collaborative has announced today its partnership with TodayTix. This partnership will support MMC’s upcoming holiday gala by powering ticket sales to the virtual event, an exclusive experience with performances by artists such as Sutton Foster and Deaf rapper Matt Maxey, and more.

Lisa Kron Appears On The Season One Finale Of THESIS ON JOAN Photo Lisa Kron Appears On The Season One Finale Of THESIS ON JOAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020

THESIS ON JOAN, a LGBTQ+ theatre podcast produced by the Broadway Podcast Network (BPN), with hosts Holly Sansom (they/them) and Meghan Dixon (she/her) releases the final episode of season one today, featuring an interview with Tony Award-Winning writer Lisa Kron.

Play On Shakespeare Commissions UNIVERSES To Take On HAMLET Photo Play On Shakespeare Commissions UNIVERSES To Take On HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020

Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces a commission with UNIVERSES to take on Hamlet. Amrita Ramanan, OSF's Literary Director, will serve as dramaturg.

Ken Davenport to Release New Book CAST OF MENTORS Photo Ken Davenport to Release New Book CAST OF MENTORS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020

An indispensable new book for the theater, Cast of Mentors, by Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport will be released this holiday season. A deep dive into the workings of Broadway from Broadway's own, Cast of Mentors features choice excerpts from interviews with 50 theatrical luminaries, all from Davenport's own podcast.

Joel Perez, Kathryn Hahn and More Join ACT OUT: VOTE2020 Photo Joel Perez, Kathryn Hahn and More Join ACT OUT: VOTE2020
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020

Juliana Canfield, Kathryn Hahn, Emily Kinney, Sahr Ngaujah, and Joel Perez join the cast of the previously announced Act Out: Vote2020, a very special event to get out the vote.

A.R.T. Announces 'Behind the Scenes' Conversations with Artists Making Work at A.R.T. Photo A.R.T. Announces 'Behind the Scenes' Conversations with Artists Making Work at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020

American Repertory Theater has announced today details about the first three events in the theater's new Behind the Scenes series with the writers, directors, composers, and choreographers who are making work at the A.R.T.

Sundance Institute Announces Seven New Members of Board of Trustees Photo Sundance Institute Announces Seven New Members of Board of Trustees
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2020

The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced the newly appointed and recent additions to the Institute’s Board of Trustees. 

Broadway Rewind: FUN HOME Opens Up on Broadway! Photo Broadway Rewind: FUN HOME Opens Up on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 24, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when Fun Home arrived at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it played for 583 performances.

Danai Gurira, Stephen Daldry, and Lynn Nottage Present ACT OUT: VOTE2020 Photo Danai Gurira, Stephen Daldry, and Lynn Nottage Present ACT OUT: VOTE2020
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020

Tony Award-nominated playwright, actress, and activist Danai Gurira, two-time Tony Award-winning director Stephen Daldry, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage will present a very special event to get out the vote – Act Out: Vote2020, a series of short, all new monologues and songs that will make up an hour-long video encouraging audiences to vote in the upcoming elections.

Studio Theatre Announces IN THE MOMENT 2020-2021 Season Photo Studio Theatre Announces IN THE MOMENT 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020

Studio Theatre is meeting the moment with a 2020-2021 season that is 'In the Moment,' with programming that translates the intimate theatre-going experience of its spaces into a variety of new formats.

BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES, MADE FOR EACH OTHER & More Present Live Pop-up Outdoor Photo BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES, MADE FOR EACH OTHER & More Present Live Pop-up Outdoor Performances in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020

A handful of intrepid solo performers are presenting live, outdoor pop up performances of their acclaimed solo shows this Fall. These intimate storytelling events are presented using the LiveTours app and performed for an audience of 14 or less.

AT THE RIVER I STAND and More Streaming At TheaterWorks Hartford Photo AT THE RIVER I STAND and More Streaming At TheaterWorks Hartford
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

TheaterWorks Hartford (TWH) Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero announced today that their 20/21 season will begin streaming Sunday, September 27, 2020. 

Two River Theater Presents SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOMTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND Photo Two River Theater Presents SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOMTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2020

The Theater will revisit the play as part of the its 'Two River Rising' online benefit series with Leigh Silverman directing. Act 1 will stream live on Wednesday, September 16 and Act 2 with a Q&A on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00pm EDT.

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