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Photo Flash: THE HEIRESS Celebrates Opening Night At Arena StagePhoto Flash: THE HEIRESS Celebrates Opening Night At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Arena Stage presents Ruth and Augustus Goetz's melodrama, The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square. After growing up subjected to her father's disinterest and strong resentment, a young woman in the 1850s discovers what love is in her journey towards independence, growth and strength, without an impactful female role model in her life. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko, The Heiress runs February 8 - March 10, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Additional Playwrights Join Power Plays Initiative At Arena StageAdditional Playwrights Join Power Plays Initiative At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces three additional commissioned playwrights as a part of Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from a diverse mix of writers, composers and lyricists over the course of 10 years. Playwrights Kia Corthron, Idris Goodwin and Octavio Solis join previously commissioned playwrights with projects underway, including Aaron Posner, whose Power Play JQA, an inquisitive and provocative look at America's sixth president, enjoys its world premiere in Arena's Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle March 1 through April 14, 2019. (more...)

MTC Announces Lineup For 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series; Works by Jaclyn Backhaus, Lauren Yee and MoreMTC Announces Lineup For 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series; Works by Jaclyn Backhaus, Lauren Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Manhattan Theatre Club announces the lineup for the 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At THE HEIRESS at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Get A First Look At THE HEIRESS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Arena Stage presents Ruth and Augustus Goetz's melodrama, The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square. (more...)

LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations For 2018 Theatrical Excellence And Celebrates 50th AnniversaryLA Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations For 2018 Theatrical Excellence And Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC), which presented its first awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County a half-century ago, has begun the gala celebration of its 50th anniversary by announcing its nominations for the year 2018 (Dec. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018). (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Returns To Chicago For 12 WeeksDEAR EVAN HANSEN Returns To Chicago For 12 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The first national touring production of the 2017 Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will return to Chicago by popular demand for a limited 12-week engagement July 7 through September 27, 2020, at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph). Individual tickets for the Dear Evan Hansen return engagement will go on-sale to the public Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 10 a.m. Central, and pre-sale tickets will be available starting Monday, February 18 through Broadway In Chicago's eblast and Dear Evan Hansen's social media channels. (more...)

Jon Gossett Announced As Chief Development Officer Of Arena StageJon Gossett Announced As Chief Development Officer Of Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Executive Producer Edgar Dobie and Artistic Director Molly Smith announce Jon Gossett will join the company this month as chief development officer. Gossett most recently held the position of chief advancement officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sarah MarshallBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sarah Marshall
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 7, 2019

Today's subject, Sarah Marshall, has had a long and distinguished DC theater career that spans over three decades. You can currently see her in Admissions at Studio Theatre – one of her theater homes. The production runs through March 3rd. (more...)

L.A. Premiere of THE WOLVES Comes to Echo Theater CompanyL.A. Premiere of THE WOLVES Comes to Echo Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Fierce. Funny. Intense. The Echo Theater Company opens its 2019 season with theLos Angeles premiere of The Wolves, the debut play by "playwright to watch" SarahDeLappe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Alana Dietze (Dry Land) directs for aMarch 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. Pay-what-you-want previews begin March 13, and performances continue through April 22. (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUNK At Arena StageFull Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUNK At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast Of THE HEIRESS at Arena StageVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast Of THE HEIRESS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Ruth and Augustus Goetz's melodrama, The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square. After growing up subjected to her father's disinterest and strong resentment, a young woman in the 1850s discovers what love is in her journey towards independence, growth and strength, without an impactful female role model in her life. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko, The Heiress runs February 8 - March 10, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Review Roundup: KLEPTOCRACY At Arena StageReview Roundup: KLEPTOCRACY At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Kenneth Lin's timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok, Kleptocracy. Inspired by the power struggle between the richest of the Oligarchs and an ambitious Vladimir Putin after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lin (House of Cards) explores U.S. - Russia relations then and now. Directed by Jackson Gay, and by special arrangement with Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell and Michael Mills, Kleptocracy runs January 18 - February 24, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Full Casting For World Premiere Of Aaron Posner's JQAArena Stage Announces Full Casting For World Premiere Of Aaron Posner's JQA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Aaron Posner's JQA, recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The first of Posner's plays that is not adapted from an existing work, JQA shines a spotlight with humor and care on an ineffectual presidency, the idea of government and how a society lives in relationship to it, and the American experiment as it continues to evolve. Directed by Posner as well, JQA runs March 1 through April 14, 2019 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour Recoups After Just 12 WeeksDEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour Recoups After Just 12 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Producer Stacey Mindich announced today that the North American tour of Dear Evan Hansen, which launched September 25, 2018 in Denver, has recouped its investment at a remarkable pace-after only 12 weeks on tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: KLEPTOCRACY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Arena Stage recently celebrated opening night for the world premiere of Kenneth Lin's timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok, Kleptocracy. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Digital Lottery Announced For DEAR EVAN HANSEN in SeattleDigital Lottery Announced For DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Described by the Los Angeles Times as a "cultural phenomenon," Dear Evan Hansen comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre from January 23 through February 2. In advance of the start of performances, the production announced today that it will host a digital ticket lottery offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance. (more...)

Chicago Tap Theatre Presents SWEET TAP CHICAGOChicago Tap Theatre Presents SWEET TAP CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) presents Sweet Tap Chicago Sunday, March 10 at 3 and 7 p.m. at The City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St.  Sweet Tap Chicago is a celebration of Chicago musicians and music, with all new arrangements by Kurt Schweitz, a live jazz quintet featuring rapper/singer/host Taylor Mallory and tap dancing.  Musicians and bands to be covered include Chicago, Smashing Pumpkins, Chaka Khan, Curtis Mayfield and more. Doors open one hour prior to start time and the running time of the performance is one hour and twenty minutes including one short break. Tickets are $40 for reserved admission seating and may be purchased at ChicagoTapTheatre.com, by calling 800-440-8539 or at the door, pending availability. Group discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At KLEPTOCRACY At Arena StageVIDEO: Get A First Look At KLEPTOCRACY At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Kenneth Lin's timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok, Kleptocracy. Inspired by the power struggle between the richest of the Oligarchs and an ambitious Vladimir Putin after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lin (House of Cards) explores U.S. - Russia relations then and now. Directed by Jackson Gay, and by special arrangement with Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell and Michael Mills, Kleptocracy runs January 18 - February 24, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JQA At Arena StageFull Cast And Creative Team Announced For JQA At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Aaron Posner's JQA, recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The first of Posner's plays that is not adapted from an existing work, JQA shines a spotlight with humor and care on an ineffectual presidency, the idea of government and how a society lives in relationship to it, and the American experiment as it continues to evolve. Directed by Posner as well, JQA runs March 1 through April 14, 2019 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Studio Theatre Announces Studio R&D Commissioned Playwrights & DirectorsStudio Theatre Announces Studio R&D Commissioned Playwrights & Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Building on 40 years of producing powerful contemporary theatre, Studio Theatre is pleased to announce a new class of commissioned playwrights and directors to Studio R&D, its incubator to support the creation of new work from inception to first production. Incoming Studio R&D artists are playwrights James Fritz, James Ijames, Steph Del Rosso, and Emily Schwend, as well as directors Carl Cofield, Lila Neugebauer, and Eric Ruffin. These exciting talents from the US and UK will have Studio's full support in creating aesthetically diverse new work to be presented in future seasons and introduced into the international repertoire. As they create Studio-specific works, commissioned artists will visit Studio to get to know its theatres, programming, and audiences in person. (more...)

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