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Review: PTERODACTYLS Ponders the Extinction of a Traditional American Family Due to Self-IndulgenceReview: PTERODACTYLS Ponders the Extinction of a Traditional American Family Due to Self-Indulgence
by Shari Barrett - Sep 8, 2017

The small dining room at a local studio was an excellent choice to showcase a classic dysfunctional family living an upper-class life as they descended into chaos over the course of one year. With each of the family members in this dark comedy only really thinking of themselves and their own needs, or living their lives to be sure none of their friends can find fault with anything they do, PTERODACTYLS suggests that our extinction is beginning not with an asteroid or an ice age but rather with a severed connection to the ones closest to us. (more...)

Billy Crudup to Star in World Premiere of HARRY CLARKE at Vineyard Theatre; Audible to Record as Audio PlayBilly Crudup to Star in World Premiere of HARRY CLARKE at Vineyard Theatre; Audible to Record as Audio Play
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (THE COAST OF UTOPIA, Spotlight, THE METAL CHILDREN) will star in the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award-winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET). (more...)

Rockfire Theatre and The Radical Buffoon(s) present MR. BURNS: A Post Electric PlayRockfire Theatre and The Radical Buffoon(s) present MR. BURNS: A Post Electric Play
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Rockfire Theatre (Failure: A Love Story, Boom, Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party, Cabaret Gameshow Funtime Super Wow!!) and new local company The Radical Buffoon(s) present the regional premiere of Ann Washburn's Mr. Burns: a post electric play directed by Jon Greene (Faustus-Big Easy Award, Sleeping Beauty, Musicians of Bremen, The Spider Queen ).   (more...)

Schaubuhne Berlin's Gritty RICHARD III to Arrive at BAM This FallSchaubuhne Berlin's Gritty RICHARD III to Arrive at BAM This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Reimagining Shakespeare's rabidly ambitious king with a confrontational interpretation, Thomas Ostermeier returns to BAM with Richard III, running October 11-14 at BAM's Harvey Theater. (more...)

Photo FLASH: PTERODACTYLS at  Pop Up Theater, Inc.Photo FLASH: PTERODACTYLS at Pop Up Theater, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

POP UP THEATER, INC. is thrilled to present the award-winning play, PTERODACTYLS, written by Nicky Silver (The Lyons), produced by Grafton Doyle and directed by Melanie Weisner (Becky Shaw).  PTERODACTYLS will open on Friday, September 1 at 8pm and runs through Sunday, September 24 at The Commissary at The Culver Studios, 9336 Washington Blvd. in Culver City. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Announces Middle Voice Show THE PARLOUR, 2017 InitiativesRattlestick Playwrights Theater Announces Middle Voice Show THE PARLOUR, 2017 Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its 2017/2018 Fellowships, commissions, and more, as well as their Fall 2017 Middle Voice workshop production, furthering their commitment to support emerging artists in unique ways. (more...)

HARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonHARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) will be the first production of the 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Pop Up Theater to Present PTERODACTYLSPop Up Theater to Present PTERODACTYLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

POP UP THEATER, INC. is thrilled to present the award-winning play, PTERODACTYLS, written by Nicky Silver (The Lyons), produced by Grafton Doyle and directed by Melanie Weisner (Becky Shaw). PTERODACTYLS will open on Friday, September 1 at 8pm and runs through Sunday, September 24 at The Commissary at The Culver Studios, 9336 Washington Blvd. in Culver City. (more...)

Road Theatre Company presents SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVALRoad Theatre Company presents SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY, Taylor Gilbert (Founding Artistic Director) and Sam Anderson (Artistic Director), remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their 26th season, the Eighth annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (SPF8). (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For AllFaran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Odyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARISPhoto Flash: Odyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Naughty, funny, dark and romantic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the off-Broadway hit by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman that introduced American audiences to the Belgian singer-songwriter known as the "Bob Dylan of France." Director Dan Fishbach and musical director Anthony Lucca helm Jacques Brel… for a July 1 opening at the Odyssey, where it will continue through Aug. 27. (more...)

REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival Makes New Home at the Vineyard with Daphne Rubin-Vega as SpokespersonREBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival Makes New Home at the Vineyard with Daphne Rubin-Vega as Spokesperson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Developing Artists, in a new partnership with Vineyard Theatre, brings its REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival to a new home at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th St.) with performances Thursday, July 27th through Saturday, August 5th. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Announced as REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival SpokespersonDaphne Rubin-Vega Announced as REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival Spokesperson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Developing Artists, in a new partnership with Vineyard Theatre, brings its REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival to a new home at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th St.) with performances Thursday, July 27th through Saturday, August 5th. (more...)

Co-Founder and Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz to Depart Woolly Mammoth Theatre CompanyCo-Founder and Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz to Depart Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After nearly four decades of leadership, co-founder Howard Shalwitz will step down as the artistic director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. He will continue in his position through the end of the 2017-18 season. A national search for his successor will begin this summer. (more...)

Road Theatre Co's THE LYONS Extends Through July 16Road Theatre Co's THE LYONS Extends Through July 16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the fourth and final show of its 2016-2017 season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles premiere of THE LYONS, written by acclaimed playwright Nicky Silver and directed by Scott Alan Smith is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 16 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

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Jordan Harrison's THE AMATEURS to Bring 14th-Century Pageant Players to the VineyardJordan Harrison's THE AMATEURS to Bring 14th-Century Pageant Players to the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Vineyard Theatre's 2017-2018 season will include the world premiere of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction). (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARISOdyssey Theatre Revives Powerful Musical Revue JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Rebecca Russo - May 25, 2017

Naughty, funny, dark and romantic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the off-Broadway hit by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman that introduced American audiences to the Belgian singer-songwriter known as the "Bob Dylan of France." Director Dan Fishbach and musical director Anthony Lucca helm Jacques Brel… for a July 1 opening at the Odyssey, where it will continue through Aug. 27. (more...)

Kate Tarker Will Be Honored with Vineyard's 2016-17 Paula Vogel Playwriting AwardKate Tarker Will Be Honored with Vineyard's 2016-17 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, June 6 from noon-2:30pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016-2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by Paula Vogel to Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES), who began her residency last fall. (more...)

INDECENT's Paula Vogel to Offer Playwriting Boot Camp at Vineyard TheatreINDECENT's Paula Vogel to Offer Playwriting Boot Camp at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony-nominated playwright Paula Vogel (INDECENT) - a Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist and one of the nation's preeminent teachers of playwriting -- will offer one of her trademark sessions on playwriting, which she calls BOOT CAMPS, on Monday, May 22nd at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) starting at 10 a.m., it has been announced by Vineyard's artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

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