The Liminal Playhouse Presents SMART PEOPLE By Lydia R. DiamondThe Liminal Playhouse Presents SMART PEOPLE By Lydia R. Diamond
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew are excited to open the third production of the The Liminal Playhouse's fourth season, "Smart People" by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Tony Prince. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Announces 2019 Breaking Ground FestivalHuntington Theatre Company Announces 2019 Breaking Ground Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

The Huntington Theatre Company's 2019 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held April 12 - 14, 2019 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The festival is a vital part of the Huntington's new play development efforts and highlights the work of locally-based Huntington Playwriting Fellows and national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last decade, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally.  (more...)

The Liminal Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Season - SMART PEOPLE, PUNTS, and More!The Liminal Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Season - SMART PEOPLE, PUNTS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew has announced the 2019 - 2020 season of The Liminal Playhouse, again consisting of four Louisville premieres. (more...)

Writers Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season - INTO THE WOODS, A DOLL'S HOUSE, and More!Writers Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season - INTO THE WOODS, A DOLL'S HOUSE, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the company's 2019/20 six play season, opening with Into the Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, and directed by Gary Griffin in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. The season will continue with The Niceties, written by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Marti Lyons; Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly, directed by Ron OJ Parson; and Mementos Mori, created by Manual Cinema. A new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, adapted by Sandra Delgado and Michael Halberstam and directed by Lavina Jadhwani, will open the season in the Gillian Theatre, followed by Anna Ziegler's The Last Match, directed by Keira Fromm. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Holland Taylor's ANN, JITNEY, NEWSIES and MoreArena Stage Announces Holland Taylor's ANN, JITNEY, NEWSIES and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie announce the 2019/20 lineup for the company's 70th season. (more...)

Uzo Aduba Departs Roundabout's TONI STONE, April Matthis to StarUzo Aduba Departs Roundabout's TONI STONE, April Matthis to Star
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that April Matthis will lead the world-premiere of TONI STONE replacing formerly announced star Uzo Aduba who has departed the production for scheduling reasons. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

American Conservatory Theatre's new season includes Caryl Churchill's acclaimed play, TOP GIRLS; the world premiere of Kate Attwell's TESTMATCH; Obie Award-winning playwright Will Eno's latest work, WAKEY, WAKEY; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's shocking and scalpel-sharp dark comedy, GLORIA; Lydia R. Diamond's unforgettable baseball play, TONI STONE; the cult classic, Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW; and Qui Nguyen's raucously funny and deeply moving sequel to Vietgone, POOR YELLA REDNECKS (more...)

Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche Will Reunite for TWENTIETH CENTURY Benefit ReadingAlec Baldwin and Anne Heche Will Reunite for TWENTIETH CENTURY Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company will welcome back Emmy, Golden Globe & SAG Award winner and Oscar & Tony Award nominee Alec Baldwin, and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Anne Heche in a one-night-only reunion benefit reading of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's comedy Twentieth Century, reuniting the original stars of Roundabout's 2004 revival with director Walter Bobbie. (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents STICK FLYMeadow Brook Theatre Presents STICK FLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Meadow Brook Theatre is pleased to welcome guest director Benjamin Sterling Cannon to helm the story of the affluent, African-American LeVay family. The LeVays are gathering at their Martha's Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, long-standing tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.     (more...)

Virginia Stage Company and Norfolk State University Theatre Company Present Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYEVirginia Stage Company and Norfolk State University Theatre Company Present Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's first novel comes to life at the Wells Theatre. The Bluest Eye, directed by Khanisha Foster, follows the story of young Pecola in 1940's Ohio who is pregnant at her father's hands. She is taken in by a loving family and cared for by brilliant and kind sisters, Frieda and Claudia. The character-driven play, both poetic and daringly funny, illuminates the destructive powers of racism and class dynamics while exploring the power of community through exquisite storytelling. The Bluest Eye is produced in collaboration with Norfolk State University Theatre Company. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

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DARLING GRENADINE, Directed by Michael Berresse, and More Set for Roundabout's 2019-20 Off-Broadway SeasonDARLING GRENADINE, Directed by Michael Berresse, and More Set for Roundabout's 2019-20 Off-Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced a line-up of all new work Off-Broadway, including a new Roundabout commission by Roundabout Underground alumnus Jire?h Breon Holder (Too Heavy for Your Pocket) and the first Roundabout Underground musical in more than a decade. (more...)

Virginia Stage Awarded Grants From National Endowment for the ArtsVirginia Stage Awarded Grants From National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) includes Virginia Stage Company as one of the recipients of its first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. The announcement includes three of the agency's funding categories: Art Works and Challenge America to support projects by nonprofit organizations, and Creative Writing Fellowships. Through these grants, the NEA supports local economies and preserves American heritage while embracing new forms of creative expression. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

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Roundabout Will Hold Relaxed Performances For TRUE WEST, KISS ME, KATE, and MoreRoundabout Will Hold Relaxed Performances For TRUE WEST, KISS ME, KATE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to reducing the barriers that inhibit theatergoing through a full complement of accessibility programs to welcome theatregoers with disabilities. (more...)

Roundabout Announces 2019 Underground Reading Series LineupRoundabout Announces 2019 Underground Reading Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce the eighth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Aaron Carter, Emily Feldman, Dave Harris, Jonathan Spector and Sanaz Toossi. (more...)

Idina Menzel Joins Roundabout Spring Gala, Honoring John LithgowIdina Menzel Joins Roundabout Spring Gala, Honoring John Lithgow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces Idina Menzel will join the 2019 Gala evening celebrating John Lithgow with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Menzel will perform a unique concert created exclusively for the special occasion. (more...)

BWW Review: Tamiko Robinson Steele Sparkles and Shines in TWTP's TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMASBWW Review: Tamiko Robinson Steele Sparkles and Shines in TWTP's TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 2, 2018

Tamiko Robinson Steele's bravura performance as Mary, the heroine of Ginna Hoben's delightful The Twelve Dates Of Christmas, is reason enough to spend an hour and a half in a darkened theater amid all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Now onstage in the fourth annual Tennessee Women's Theater Project production of Hoben's sharply written and wonderfully entertaining one-woman show, Steele brings her own sense of whimsy and fun to the role that Rebekah Durham so memorably portrayed from 2015-2017 for TWTP. (more...)

Huntington Playwriting Fellows Now Accepting ApplicationsHuntington Playwriting Fellows Now Accepting Applications
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The Huntington is now accepting applications for the 2019-2021 Huntington Playwriting Fellow Cohort. To be eligible, writers must live at least nine months of each calendar year in the Greater Boston area. Applications can be submitted online and all materials must be submitted via email to submissions@huntingtontheatre.org no later than 11:59PM on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Early submissions are encouraged, and submissions are read roughly in the order they are received. (more...)

BWW Review: Drinking from a Firehose with STICK FLY at Fells Point Corner TheatreBWW Review: Drinking from a Firehose with STICK FLY at Fells Point Corner Theatre
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Oct 26, 2018

Audiences should approach Stick Fly, with the expectation that they will not understand all of it, fully grasp any character's motives or thoughts and/or playwright Lydia R. Diamond's position on many of the issues she aerates - and that that's okay. The fun is in just watching it happen. (more...)

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