OBIE Winner Melia Bensussen Named Artistic Director of Hartford StageOBIE Winner Melia Bensussen Named Artistic Director of Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

David R. Jimenez, President of the Board of Directors of Hartford Stage, announces that OBIE Award-winning director Melia Bensussen has been named the next Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning theatre. She will assume the role in June. (more...)

BWW Review:  MCC Encores Jocelyn Bioh's Colorism Drama  SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAYBWW Review: MCC Encores Jocelyn Bioh's Colorism Drama SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Michael Dale - Oct 23, 2018

As the grand finale of their fourteen year residency at Christopher Street's Lucille Lortel Theatre, before moving to their brand new Hell's Kitchen digs, Manhattan Class Company brings in an encore engagement of Jocelyn Bioh's Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning drama from last season, the endearing and poignant School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play. (more...)

ONE GOOD EGG Comes to NYC United Solo FestivalONE GOOD EGG Comes to NYC United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

ONE GOOD EGG is a poignant mash-up of comedy, storytelling, and theater featured at the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival on October 19 & 20. (more...)

ONE GOOD EGG To Be Served Up At United SoloONE GOOD EGG To Be Served Up At United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

ONE GOOD EGG is a poignant mash-up of comedy, storytelling, and theater featured at the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival on October 19 & 20. (more...)

Casting Announced For Hudson Theatre Works' UNCLE VANYACasting Announced For Hudson Theatre Works' UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Hudson Theatre Works' has announced it's casting for their new adaptation of Chekov's masterpiece, Uncle Vanya, called "Uncle Vanya - A Jersey Life in Four Acts" adapted by Michael Puzzo. (more...)

Florida Rep Adds a Performance of REFUGEEFlorida Rep Adds a Performance of REFUGEE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an added performance of Refugee by Eric Coble, a world-premiere stage adaptation of Alan Gratz's bestselling novel on Sept. 29th at 6 PM in the Historic Arcade Theatre. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for ON YOUR FEET! in New OrleansTickets Now On Sale for ON YOUR FEET! in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is pleased to announce that the New Orleans engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Jeanne Lauren Smith and Karen Eleanor Wight Cast For Reading of Michael Wells-Oakes' Newest Play, LEAVE PHILADELPHIA, NEVERJeanne Lauren Smith and Karen Eleanor Wight Cast For Reading of Michael Wells-Oakes' Newest Play, LEAVE PHILADELPHIA, NEVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Jeanne Lauren Smith and Karen Eleanor Wight are set for a reading of LEAVE PHILADELPHIA, NEVER, written by Michael Wells-Oakes. The family drama will be directed by Cynthia Granville and presented by the 29th Street Playwrights Collective New Work Series on Monday October 1, at the Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Latino Theatre Projects Presents BRAINPEOPLE By Jose RiveraLatino Theatre Projects Presents BRAINPEOPLE By Jose Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Latino Theatre Projects (LTP) and Producing Artistic Director Fernando Luna, in association with Theatre Off Jackson, will present the Pacific Northwest premiere of Brainpeople by prize-winning Puerto Rican playwright Jose Rivera. Brainpeople will be directed by LTP's Producing Artistic Director Fernando Luna. The production will be presented Thursday-Saturday evenings, October 11 through November 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm. Performances will be bilingual in English with some Spanish phrases. General admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Seniors and students are $20. Links: www.latinotheatreprojects.org www.theatreoffjackson.orghttps://www.facebook.com/Latino-Theatre-Projects-346266545430336/  (more...)

Alan Gratz, And Eric Coble To Visit Florida Rep For One-Night-Only EventAlan Gratz, And Eric Coble To Visit Florida Rep For One-Night-Only Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre is proud to announce bestselling author, Alan Gratz, and Broadway playwright, Eric Coble, will be in residence on September 15 for a performance and post-show discussion of Coble's world-premiere adaptation of Gratz's acclaimed novel, "Refugee." (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces Writers for Reading SeriesPlanet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces Writers for Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF), the brainchild of arts professional Glory Kadigan, turns 10 years old. Known for its engaging and empowering series of plays every summer, the festivity is also celebrated for presenting readings of new works by some of New York's most prominent writers of independent theater. The multi-award-winning theatre festival, now under the direction of producing artistic director, Shaun Peknic, continues this tradition with a series of topical works making their first appearance in front of an audience. (more...)

Casting Announced For SUMMER SHORTS 2018Casting Announced For SUMMER SHORTS 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2018, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Artistic Director) at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). SUMMER SHORTS 2018 begins on July 20 and runs through September 1. Two series featuring three one-act plays in each will play in rotating repertory Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Please note, there are no matinee performances on Saturday, July 21, Sunday, July 22, or Saturday, July 28. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Celebrates 10 Years!Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Celebrates 10 Years!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF), the brainchild of arts professional  Glory Kadigan, turns 10 years old. Known for its engaging and empowering series of plays every summer, the festivity is also celebrated for presenting  readings of new works by some of Ny's most prominent writers of independent theater. (more...)

Summer Shorts 2018 Festival Of New American Plays Returns To 59E59 Theaters For Its 12th SeasonSummer Shorts 2018 Festival Of New American Plays Returns To 59E59 Theaters For Its 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Artistic Director) with SUMMER SHORTS 2018, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 12th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2018 begins on July 20 and runs through September 1. The general performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Please note, there are no matinee performances on Saturday, July 21, Sunday, July 22, or Saturday, July 28. Individual calendar schedule of performance dates for Series A and Series B is available for viewing/download. Press Opening for Series A is Sunday, July 29 at 2:15 PM. Press Opening for Series B is Sunday, August 5 at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). A Pair of Shorts (a ticket package to both Series A & B, available through August 15) is $55. To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces Writers for Reading SeriesPlanet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces Writers for Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF), the brainchild of arts professional Glory Kadigan, turns 10 years old. Known for its engaging and empowering series of plays every summer, the festivity is also celebrated for presenting readings of new works by some of New York's most prominent writers of independent theater. The multi-award-winning theatre festival, now under the direction of producing artistic director, Shaun Peknic, continues this tradition with a series of topical works making their first appearance in front of an audience. (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at The OvertureBWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at The Overture
by Scott Rawson - May 17, 2018

On Your Feet is precisely where you will find yourself at the end of this spectacular show! The familiar music is peppy and moving, and the crowd enjoyed the infectious dance groove laid down by the band which included 5 original members of The Miami Sound Machine. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Make Wisconsin Debut in MadisonON YOUR FEET! to Make Wisconsin Debut in Madison
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Overture Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Wisconsin premiere and the state's only engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will take the Overture Hall stage Today, May 15-Sunday, May 20. Based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, the first national tour stars Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Make Wisconsin Debut in MadisonON YOUR FEET! to Make Wisconsin Debut in Madison
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Overture Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Wisconsin premiere and the state's only engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will take the Overture Hall stage Tuesday, May 15-Sunday, May 20. Based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, the first national tour stars Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Rogue Machine's New Play 100 APRILS Opens June 9thRogue Machine's New Play 100 APRILS Opens June 9th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Rogue Machine Theatre (2017 Ovation Award "Best Season," and two time recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle "Polly Warfield Award for an Excellent Season in a Small to Mid-Size Theatre") presents four new plays in 2018, about the haunted, about how we survive in a world that is increasingly nonsensical. In addition, an American premiere and a West Coast premiere are being added to Rogue Machine's season. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! Tour Comes to The Fisher TheatreON YOUR FEET! Tour Comes to The Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Broadway In Detroit is pleased to announce that the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will makes it's Detroit debut at the Fisher Theater, May 1 - 13, 2018. Tickets for ON YOUR FEET! start at $39 and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office. (more...)

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