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VIDEO: RHINOCEROS Director Talks Eugene Ionesco's Take on Theatre of the AbsurdVIDEO: RHINOCEROS Director Talks Eugene Ionesco's Take on Theatre of the Absurd
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

At the first rehearsal, director Moshe Yassur succinctly explained to the play's cast Ionesco's perception of Theatre of the Absurd, as documented in the video below! Called 'an allegory for our times' by The New York Times, Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros is generally cited as one of the main influences of Theatre of the Absurd. (more...)

ENOUGH VO5 FOR THE UNIVERSE to Debut at 2017 New York Theatre Summer FestivalENOUGH VO5 FOR THE UNIVERSE to Debut at 2017 New York Theatre Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

RJ Communications announces the World Premiere of the one-act play, "Enough VO5 For The Universe" written and directed by Melanie Maria Goodreaux and starring Maryam Myika Day (full cast list below) at the 2017 New York Theatre Summer Festival.  (more...)

Harlem Rep Extends THE WIZARD OF OZ Through December 16thHarlem Rep Extends THE WIZARD OF OZ Through December 16th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close August 20. It has been extended through December 16, 2017 due to continuing and steady audience interest. (more...)

Daily News Column Ties Charlottesville to Ionesco's RHINOCEROSDaily News Column Ties Charlottesville to Ionesco's RHINOCEROS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

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Maryam Myika Day to Star in ENOUGH VO5 FOR THE UNIVERSE at New York Theatre Summer FestivalMaryam Myika Day to Star in ENOUGH VO5 FOR THE UNIVERSE at New York Theatre Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

RJ Communications has announced the World Premiere of the one act play, "Enough VO5 For The Universe" written and directed by Melanie Maria Goodreaux and starring Maryam Myika Day at the 2017 New York Theatre Summer Festival. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Yiddish World Premiere of Ionesco's RHINOCEROSTickets on Sale Today for Yiddish World Premiere of Ionesco's RHINOCEROS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

For its first production of the 2017-18 season, New Yiddish Rep will present the Yiddish world premiere of Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco. Tickets go on sale today! (more...)

Yiddish World Premiere of Ionesco's RHINOCEROS to Open Off-Broadway This FallYiddish World Premiere of Ionesco's RHINOCEROS to Open Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

For its first production of the 2017/2018 season, New Yiddish Rep will present the Yiddish world premiere of RHINOCEROS by Eugene Ionesco. Performances will begin September 7th, with the Opening on Thursday, September 14th at the Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42 Street (between Tenth & Eleventh Aves.) RHINOCEROS will be performed in Yiddish with English supertitles. (more...)

Stars of Broadway's JITNEY Set for Performance, Q&A at Queens LibraryStars of Broadway's JITNEY Set for Performance, Q&A at Queens Library
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Four cast members from August Wilson's Jitney (the 2017 Tony Winner for Best Revival of a Play) will perform select readings from the show, followed by a Q&A with the audience, at Queens Library on Monday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Marjorie Moon Joins New Federal Theatre as Administrative ConsultantMarjorie Moon Joins New Federal Theatre as Administrative Consultant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

???????Marjorie Moon, Executive Director Emeritus of Brooklyn's esteemed Billie Holiday Theatre, has joined the team of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (www.newfederaltheatre.com) as Administrative Consultant.   (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Present THE COST for Alumni Summer Showcase at La MaMaNegro Ensemble Company to Present THE COST for Alumni Summer Showcase at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

On July 15 and 16, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will hold the 2017 edition of its NEC Alumni Summer Showcase in La MaMa's First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street, presenting 'The Cost' by Aquaila Shene Barnes, directed by Barbara Montgomery. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Mount THE COST as 2017 Alumni Showcase at La MaMaNegro Ensemble to Mount THE COST as 2017 Alumni Showcase at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

From July 14 to 16, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will hold the 2017 edition of its NEC Alumni Summer Showcase in La MaMa's First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street, presenting 'The Cost' by Aquaila Shene Barnes, directed by Barbara Montgomery. (more...)

Harlem Repertory Theatre To Revive Harburg & Saidy's JAMAICAHarlem Repertory Theatre To Revive Harburg & Saidy's JAMAICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Harlem Repertory Theatre, under the direction of its Founding Artistic Director Keith Lee Grant, has announced that it will present JAMAICA, Yip Harburg and Fred Saidy,'s powerful story about a Jamaican woman's dream of moving to New York City, July 29th - March 24th at The Tato Laviera Theatre (240 East 123rd Street). (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Foundation, will now close August 20, 2017 after 26 performances.  A previously scheduled September 9 performance has been canceled. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has been extended twice. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer SeasonSharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced complete casting for its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. In a shift that begins this season, Morgan Green (William Shakespeare's Mom) will direct all three productions, showcasing the talents and range of the rising director. (more...)

DATING WHILE BLACK Dramedy Comes to Jersey CityDATING WHILE BLACK Dramedy Comes to Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

She Gon' Learn - the Award Winning 'Dating While Black' solo play that was a surprise hit on the theatre festival circuit - makes its New Jersey debut at Merseles Studios, presented by Jersey City Theatre Center (JCTC) as part of its Disruption series. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History in association with New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to present a limited run engagement of STAGE STRUCK: Reclaiming the History of Women in Theatre written and performed by Paula Ewin*, Ginger Grace*, Mari Lyn Henry, Judy Rosenblatt*, and Sandhi Santini. Additional text is by Melody Brooks. The production runs May 19-22, 2017 at New Perspectives Studio, 458 W 37th Street (more...)

TCG to Screen #LegacyLeaders Video of Spiderwoman Theater's Muriel Miguel at La MaMaTCG to Screen #LegacyLeaders Video of Spiderwoman Theater's Muriel Miguel at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Communications Group announces a special, one-night-only event to screen the #LegacyLeaders video of Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theater. The event will be hosted by La MaMa ETC- The Downstairs (66 East 4th Street) in New York City, Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR, Inspired by True Story, Starts Next Week at Goodman TheatreOBJECTS IN THE MIRROR, Inspired by True Story, Starts Next Week at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of Objects in the Mirror, which was developed through the Goodman's  New Stages Festival, appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. (more...)

National Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISENational Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ryan Jamaal Swain, Donnell E. Smith, Clinton Lowe and Sidiki Fofana will star in the award-winning playwright James Ijames' "Kill Move Paradise," opening at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) this spring. The world premiere production is also the New York City debut of Ijames, a Whiting Award winner. Saheem Ali ("Nollywood," "The Booty Call," and "The Erlkings") will direct. The provocative production closes the historic theater's 48th season, "In Pursuit of Black Joy," and runs from May 31 through June 25. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/15/2017
by - Apr 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/15/2017. (more...)

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