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The Public Theater Announces Free Fall Programming Featuring Audio Play SHIPWRECK Sta Photo The Public Theater Announces Free Fall Programming Featuring Audio Play SHIPWRECK Starring Raúl Esparza & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's free digital fall season. The Public will present new digital works, deepen community relationships through its artistic programs, and continue its long tradition of civic engagement in this crucial election season.

Sydney Festival 2020 Set To Launch Photo Sydney Festival 2020 Set To Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

An essential fixture of Sydney's summer calendar, Sydney Festival today embarks on three weeks of theatre, music, dance, family-friendly and free events that transform the city in a diverse celebration of culture, country and coming together.

BWW Review: Get A Ticket To Ride THE COAST STARLIGHT At La Jolla Playhouse Photo BWW Review: Get A Ticket To Ride THE COAST STARLIGHT At La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 29, 2019

Ever sat on a plane, or a train, or even in a theatre seat and wondered about the lives, choices, and stories of the strangers around you?  H THE COAST STARLIGHT by Keith Bunin is making its world-premiere at The La Jolla Playhouse through September 15th and explores what is left unsaid.

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast/Creative Team For World Premiere Of THE COAST STARL Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast/Creative Team For World Premiere Of THE COAST STARLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Coast Starlight, by Keith Bunin (Playhouse's Without Walls production of Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir), directed by Tyne Rafaeli (Off-Broadway's Usual Girls). Commissioned by the Playhouse, The Coast Starlight runs August 20 - September 15 (press opening: Sunday, August 25 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.

Williamstown Theatre Fest Announces Special Events Featuring Katrina Lenk, Tovah Feld Photo Williamstown Theatre Fest Announces Special Events Featuring Katrina Lenk, Tovah Feldshuh and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced two special events for the 2019 season as well as additional casting for the Nikos Stage and Fridays@3.

Glenda Jackson And More Honored At The 2019 Lilly Awards Photo Glenda Jackson And More Honored At The 2019 Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

The 10th Annual Lilly Awards, honoring women in the American theatre, took place on Sunday, May 19th, 2019, at the Minetta Lane Theatre. The event was hosted by Obie and Drama Desk winner, Mia Barron, and star of Broadway's Come From Away, Jenn Colella.

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at the 2019 Obie Awards! Photo Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at the 2019 Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 21, 2019

Winners of the 64th Annual Obie Awards were announced just last night, May 20, in a ceremony held at New York City's Terminal 5. Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me, produced by New York Theatre Workshop, received the Obie Award for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Artistic Director of New York Theatre Workshop, James C. Nicola, and Artistic Director and founder of Theatre For A New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz received special Obie Awards for Lifetime Achievement. Golden Globe® winning 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' creator and star Rachel Bloom hosted this year's ceremony, which was held at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street). 

OKLAHOMA!, CONSTITUTION And More Take Home 2019 Obie Awards Photo OKLAHOMA!, CONSTITUTION And More Take Home 2019 Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Winners of the 64th Annual Obie Awards were announced this evening in a ceremony held at New York City's Terminal 5.

The Acting Company Announces Complete Casting For WATCH ON THE RHINE Reading Photo The Acting Company Announces Complete Casting For WATCH ON THE RHINE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

The Acting Company (Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley; Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) announced today complete casting for the first reading in the 23rd John McDonald Salon Reading Series, Lillian Hellman's acclaimed drama Watch on the Rhine. The reading will take place on Monday, March 18 at 7 PM at the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY). Tickets are available now online at www.theactingcompany.org.

Daniel Craig To Lead NYTW's One-Night-Only Reading Of Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER Photo Daniel Craig To Lead NYTW's One-Night-Only Reading Of Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced that they will present a special one-night-only reading of A Number, by NYTW Usual Suspect and five-time Obie Award winner Caryl Churchill (Love and Information; A Number), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home, Othello) and featuring Daniel Craig (Othello, Spectre). The reading will benefit NYTW's Artist Workshop and Education programming and will take place at New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street) Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7pm.

CAP UCLA Presents THE WHITE ALBUM By Joan Didion Photo CAP UCLA Presents THE WHITE ALBUM By Joan Didion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) in association with Center Theatre Group presents Los Angeles-based director and visual artist Lars Jan's The White Album- Joan Didion's seminal essay about California's shifting cultural landscape of the late 1960s. 

WP Theater and NYTW Extend HURRICANE DIANE Photo WP Theater and NYTW Extend HURRICANE DIANE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) and WP Theater are announce that Hurricane Diane, the first co-production of a two-play collaboration, will run for an additional two weeks.

Photo Coverage: NYTW Celebrates Opening Night of HURRICANE DIANE! Photo Photo Coverage: NYTW Celebrates Opening Night of HURRICANE DIANE!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 25, 2019

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) and WP Theater (Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag) just celebrated opening night of Hurricane Diane, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence). Directed by Tony Award nominee, two-time Obie Award winner and NYTW Usual Suspect Leigh Silverman (Violet), Hurricane Diane will play for a limited run through Sunday, March 10, 2019.

BWW Review: A Godly Intervention To Stop Climate Change In Madeleine George's Comedy  Photo BWW Review: A Godly Intervention To Stop Climate Change In Madeleine George's Comedy HURRICANE DIANE
by Michael Dale - Feb 25, 2019

Pulitzer finalist Madeleine George describes the title character of her decidedly weird little comedy about the threat of global warming, Hurricane Diane, as 'a butch charm factory.' Becca Blackwell sure fits that bill perfectly, delivering the 90-minute play's exposition monologue with the engaging flair of an ace stand-up comic nailing the punch lines in a tight three minute set.

Jordan Fisher, Anthony Rapp, Alice Ripley and More Set For New York Theatre Workshop  Photo Jordan Fisher, Anthony Rapp, Alice Ripley and More Set For New York Theatre Workshop 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

On February 11, New York Theatre Workshop is celebrating 40 years of bringing the work of visionary artists to adventurous audiences. Each season, from its home in New York's East Village, NYTW presents four new productions, over 80 readings and numerous workshop productions for over 45,000 audience members. NYTW supports artists in all stages of their careers by maintaining a series of workshop programs, including work-in-progress readings, summer residencies and artist fellowships.

NYTW Will Present 17 BORDER CROSSINGS This Spring Photo NYTW Will Present 17 BORDER CROSSINGS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) will present 17 Border Crossings, created and performed by NYTW Usual Suspect Thaddeus Phillips (A Billion Nights on Earth), and directed by Tatiana Mallarino (Red Eye to Havre de Grace). This will be Thaddeus Phillips's third collaboration with NYTW, following ¡El Conquistador! in 2006 and Red Eye to Havre de Grace in 2014.

Full Cast Announced For HURRICANE DIANE; Kate Wetherhead and More Photo Full Cast Announced For HURRICANE DIANE; Kate Wetherhead and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) and WP Theater (Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag) are proud to announce the full cast and creative team for the first co-production of a two-play collaboration, Hurricane Diane, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence).

BWW Review: THE WHITE ALBUM, Joan Didion's Essays Onstage at BAM, Ponders the Predica Photo BWW Review: THE WHITE ALBUM, Joan Didion's Essays Onstage at BAM, Ponders the Predicaments of Generations Past and Present
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 6, 2018

This quote is the opening sentence from the author of the book and the words that inspired, created and catapulted The White Album -- a theatrical representation in full of Didion's autobiographical, literary essays of the same name published in 1979 but focused on the tumultuous period of time between 1966 (though it was officially started in 1968) and 1971, which had an engagement as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival November 28 - December 1, through collaborators between Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera, Mia Barron (who portrayed Didion herself), and multiple commissioners and supporters including Center Theatre Group, arts centers at CalArts, UCLA, Ohio State University and the UCross Foundation, amongst others.

Ucross Alumni Lars Jan And Mia Barron Debut THE WHITE ALBUM At BAM Photo Ucross Alumni Lars Jan And Mia Barron Debut THE WHITE ALBUM At BAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Ucross, a prestigious artists' residency program and creative lab for the arts located in Wyoming's majestic High Plains, is proud to announce that Ucross Fellows Lars Jan and Mia Barron will stage The White Album, Jan's word-for-word celebration of Joan Didion's famous essay, at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from November 28th through December 1st.

Lars Jan's Newest Theater Work Weaves Generational Threads Of Cultural Upheaval Photo Lars Jan's Newest Theater Work Weaves Generational Threads Of Cultural Upheaval
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The White Album is a multifaceted theater work based on Joan Didion's seminal essay about California's shifting cultural landscape of the late 1960s. In this piece, directed by Lars Jan, the Obie-winning Mia Barron delivers the essay in its entirety while two performance works simultaneously unfold on stage. Two separate audiences-one is the traditional audience seated in the theater; the other is a smaller selected group of approximately 20 on stage, intimate, and mobile. Both audiences experience the works simultaneously but from different vantage points. The smaller audience eventually becomes part of a contemporary house party, representing a microcosm of the promise, tumult, and violence of the era traced in Didion's text.

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