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Sharifa Yasmin to Receive the Inaugural Barbara Whitman Award From Stage Directors an Photo Sharifa Yasmin to Receive the Inaugural Barbara Whitman Award From Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, today announced the recipient and six finalists for the inaugural Barbara Whitman Award. Established by theatrical producer Barbara Whitman, the award recognizes a female, trans, or non-binary early-career director who has demonstrated a unique vision in their work with an unrestricted $10,000 cash prize.

Syracuse Stage Cold Read Festival Goes Virtual in 2021 Photo Syracuse Stage Cold Read Festival Goes Virtual in 2021
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2021

 All plays were once new plays. That’s the idea behind Syracuse Stage’s Cold Read Festival of New Plays. Now in its fourth season, the Cold Read Festival has seven different events featuring some of the freshest voices writing for theater today, nationally and locally, scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, through Sunday, March 28.

The Drama League Announces Formation of Directors Council Featuring Daniel Banks, Mel Photo The Drama League Announces Formation of Directors Council Featuring Daniel Banks, Melia Bensussen and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020

The Drama League has announced the formation of its first Directors Council, featuring nationally-renowned directors Daniel Banks, Melia Bensussen, Christopher Burris, Jillian Carucci, Jennifer Chang, Desdemona Chiang, R.J. Cutler, Estefanía Fadul, Raz Golden, Brian Eugenio Herrera, Adam Immerwahr, Gwynn MacDonald, Tony Phelan and more.

Arizona Theatre Company Presents Idris Goodwin's THE REALNESS Photo Arizona Theatre Company Presents Idris Goodwin's THE REALNESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) digital season continues with Idris Goodwin's break beat play, The Realness, which follows T.O. from the suburbs to the big city to immerse himself in authentic hip hop culture and the journey for his heart and true identity.

Arizona Theatre Company Presents Online Digital Reading of New Work COVENANT Photo Arizona Theatre Company Presents Online Digital Reading of New Work COVENANT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020

Legend has it that landmark blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Robert Johnson, who played mostly on street corners and juke joints with little commercial success or public recognition in his short life traded his soul to the devil in exchange for his incredible technique that influenced everyone from Muddy Waters to The Rolling Stones.

Arizona Theatre Company Announces Lineup, Strict Protocols To Return To Live Theatre  Photo Arizona Theatre Company Announces Lineup, Strict Protocols To Return To Live Theatre For 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) will bring live theatre back to the Temple of Music & Art in Tucson in January and the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix in February a?" albeit to limited audiences a?" with an entertaining and engaging six-show Mainstage Season chosen by Artistic Director Sean Daniels.

Arizona Theatre Company Presents Online Play Reading of Wendy McLeod's SLOW FOOD Photo Arizona Theatre Company Presents Online Play Reading of Wendy McLeod's SLOW FOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company is continuing its series of online play readings with Wendy MacLeod's comedy for anyone who's ever been 'hangry,' Slow Food, beginning at 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. The reading will be available through Sept. 19.

Arizona Theatre Company Launches Digital Lineup With ALMA by Benjamin Benne Photo Arizona Theatre Company Launches Digital Lineup With ALMA by Benjamin Benne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company on August 18 will launch the first of its series of creative digital performance offerings with Alma, the story of a daughter and her mother and the thread of the American dream.

Arizona Theatre Company Announces Creative, Diverse, Digital and Live Theatre Options Photo Arizona Theatre Company Announces Creative, Diverse, Digital and Live Theatre Options for Upcoming 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020

At a time when theatres are dark, Arizona Theatre Company's creative light is shining brighter than ever. Pivoting to adapt to and address the new normal, ATC has designed a diverse, multi-layered approach to the 2020-2021 season, offering a robust array of imaginative opportunities to stay connected with and entertain audiences in Arizona.

Parade Stone Dramedy CUPID'S CORNER Will Stream June 18 Photo Parade Stone Dramedy CUPID'S CORNER Will Stream June 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020

A STAR IS BORED will be hosting a virtual benefit reading of CUPID'S CORNER, a new play by Parade Stone and directed by Raz Golden.

Arizona Theatre Company Offers Online Streaming of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Photo Arizona Theatre Company Offers Online Streaming of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020

Just because Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) production of The Legend of George McBride was postponed because of the coronavirus doesn't mean the show can't be seen and experienced.

Red Bull Theater to Stream Reading of 'TIS A PITY SHE'S A WHORE Photo Red Bull Theater to Stream Reading of 'TIS A PITY SHE'S A WHORE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020

Red Bull Theater today announced the LIVESTREAM and FREE presentation of an online reading of John Ford's classic play 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, featuring the complete cast of Red Bull's acclaimed 2015 Off-Broadway production, directed by Mr. Berger.

Red Bull Theater Postpones THE ALCHEMIST Photo Red Bull Theater Postpones THE ALCHEMIST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020

Red Bull Theater today announced the postponement of their upcoming Off-Broadway production, The Alchemist, due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Gingold Theatrical Group Cancels Previously Announced SHAW SONGS @ THE PLAYERS Photo Gingold Theatrical Group Cancels Previously Announced SHAW SONGS @ THE PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020

Gingold Theatrical Group today announced the cancellation of the upcoming Shaw Songs @ The Players.

Guthrie Theater Announced Cast of EMMA World Premiere Photo Guthrie Theater Announced Cast of EMMA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020

The Guthrie Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the playful world premiere of Emma, written by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Meredith McDonough. In this Guthrie-commissioned work, Hamill's fun and creative adaptation of Austen's social commentary on British life is a fresh take on the beloved classic.

Project Shaw Will Continue 2020 Season with WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS by J. M. Barrie Photo Project Shaw Will Continue 2020 Season with WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS by J. M. Barrie
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) will continue the 15th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech.

BWW Review: The Milwaukee Rep Stages a Must-See Drag Show in THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MC Photo BWW Review: The Milwaukee Rep Stages a Must-See Drag Show in THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by Kelsey Lawler - Jan 21, 2020

Milwaukee, have your dollar bills handy! Though it's only been on stage since 2014, Matthew Lopez's Georgia McBride is on its way to becoming a bonafide dragtastic legend. Now on stage at the Milwaukee Rep, under the fantastic direction of Meredith McDonough, the heat and heart in this play about an Elvis impersonator turned drag queen is the uplifting, energizing show audiences need right now.

Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Cuccioli and More to Take Part in Red Bull Theater's Revela Photo Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Cuccioli and More to Take Part in Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced the cast for the next offering of their season of REVELATION READINGS, the OBIE Award-winning series: Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, adapted by Jesse Berger, directed by José Zayas, featuring Juliana Canfield, Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Cuccioli, Zachary Fine, Sam Lilja, Matthew Rauch, Julia McDermott, Diana Oh, Luis Quintero, Laila Robins, Derek Smith, and John Douglas Thompson. This one-night-only event will take place on Monday January 27th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets).

Casting Announced For Milwaukee Rep Winter Shows Photo Casting Announced For Milwaukee Rep Winter Shows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast and creative teams for the 2019/20 Season Winter shows including The Legend of Georgia McBride in the Quadracci Powerhouse and Chasin' Dem Blues in the Stackner Cabaret.

VIDEO: Enjoy 'Tea Time With Crumpet' With THE SANTALAND DIARIES At Actors Theatre Photo VIDEO: Enjoy 'Tea Time With Crumpet' With THE SANTALAND DIARIES At Actors Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019

Check out  the first installment of this season's Tea Time with Crumpet, with the star of Actors Theatre's The Santaland Diaries, Bear Brummel as Crumpet the Elf. 

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