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Mary Testa, Zo√ę Winters and More Join MIT Music And Theater Arts' Third Annual PLAYW Photo Mary Testa, Zo√ę Winters and More Join MIT Music And Theater Arts' Third Annual PLAYWRIGHTS LAB
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Music and Theater Arts (MTA) has announced the third annual Playwrights Lab, September 18-October 3, 2020. This virtual festival of eight staged readings brings together MIT students and professional theatre artists to showcase new works by the student writers in the Playwrights Lab workshop.

BWW Review: QUEEN at Geva Theatre Center Fielding Studio Photo BWW Review: QUEEN at Geva Theatre Center Fielding Studio
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Nov 11, 2019

On the surface Geva Theatre Center's Fielding Studio series production of QUEEN examines the potential devastation caused by the dwindling honeybee population due to Colony Collapse Disorder. This first look seems to indicate that Madhuri Shekar's play will be another social drama about the capitalistic monolith and its insidious corruption in greedy pursuit of wealth. Monsanto stands as the corporate boogeyman that needs to be taken down to save the bees and thereby rescue the planet. The plot could be linear and predictable, clearly establishing villain and hero. Thankfully, Shekar's play delivers a much more complex and thoughtful dramatic work.

Photo Flash: First Look at QUEEN at Geva Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at QUEEN at Geva Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

Geva Theatre Center's 2019-2020 Fielding Studio Series begins with Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh. The production begins performances on November 6 and runs in the Fielding Stage through November 24.

Geva's Fielding Studio Series Begins With QUEEN By Madhuri Shekar Photo Geva's Fielding Studio Series Begins With QUEEN By Madhuri Shekar
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

Geva Theatre Center's 2019-2020 Fielding Studio Series begins with Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh. The production begins performances on November 6 and runs in the Fielding Stage through November 24.

INDIA PALE ALE and THE NICETIES Enter Final Two Weeks of Performances Photo INDIA PALE ALE and THE NICETIES Enter Final Two Weeks of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of India Pale Ale, written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Will Davis, and New York premiere of The Niceties, written by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Kimberly Senior, are now playing their final two weeks of performances. Both plays must close on Sunday, November 18th atMTC's New York City Center - Stage I and Stage II (131 West 55th Street).

Photo Flash: INDIA PALE ALE Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Flash: INDIA PALE ALE Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

India Pale Ale is now playing at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of INDIA PALE ALE? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of INDIA PALE ALE?
by Review Roundups - Oct 24, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of India Pale Ale, written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Will Davis, celebrated opening night yesterday evening. Let's see what the critics had to say.

MTC's INDIA PALE ALE Opens Tomorrow Photo MTC's INDIA PALE ALE Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of India Pale ale, written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Will Davis, will celebrate opening night tomorrow at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The new play began performances on Tuesday, October 2.

Photo Flash: Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus Receive 2018 Horton Foote Prize Photo Photo Flash: Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus Receive 2018 Horton Foote Prize
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Yesterday, October 15th at The Lotos Club (5 East 66th Street, New York City), the 2018 recipients of the biennial Horton Foote Prize, were celebrated for excellence in American theater. The 2018 Prize for Outstanding New American Play, presented to a work produced in the 2016-17 or 2017-18 seasons, was awarded to Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. The 2018 Prize for Promising New American Play, presented to a previously unproduced work, was awarded to India Pale Ale by Jaclyn Backhaus.

Photo Flash: First Look at MTC's INDIA PALE ALE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at MTC's INDIA PALE ALE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

India Pale Ale is now in previews ahead of a Tuesday, October 23 opening at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

INDIA PALE ALE Begins Previews Tomorrow At MTC Photo INDIA PALE ALE Begins Previews Tomorrow At MTC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of India Pale Ale, written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Will Davis, begins performances tomorrow at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The new play will celebrate opening night on Tuesday, October 23.

Alok Tewari, Lisa Banes, and More Cast in MTC's Latest INDIA PALE ALE and THE NICETIE Photo Alok Tewari, Lisa Banes, and More Cast in MTC's Latest INDIA PALE ALE and THE NICETIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

MTC announces casting for the first two 2018-2019 New York City Center productions: India Pale Ale, the world premiere by Jaclyn Backhaus, and The Niceties, the New York premiere by Eleanor Burgess, in association with Huntington Theatre Company and McCarter Theatre Center.

BWW Review: Unnerving, Compelling THE INVISIBLE HAND at Cleveland Play House Photo BWW Review: Unnerving, Compelling THE INVISIBLE HAND at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Feb 24, 2018

Cleveland Play House's 102nd Season Continues with THE INVISIBLE HAND Photo Cleveland Play House's 102nd Season Continues with THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

The 102nd Season at Cleveland Play House (CPH) continues with The Invisible Hand by Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Ayad Akhtar. The Invisible Hand tells the story of American investment banker Nick Bright as he risks everything to return to his family. Held hostage in Pakistan by Islamic revolutionaries, his last chance for freedom depends on his ability to play the stock market to benefit his captors. This sharp geo-political thriller from Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar takes us to the treacherous intersection of terrorism and capitalism, where greed and deceit prevail and no one escapes without blood on their hands. Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh, The Invisible Hand runs February 17th through March 11, 2018 in the Outcalt Theatre at Playhouse Square.

BWW Review: DISGRACED Brings High Emotions at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Jan 29, 2017

Syracuse Stage's first production of 2017 is the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play, Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar. Brilliantly directed by May Adrales at the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, the 90-minute production left the audience emotionally stunned as the curtain went down. The production is real, raw, and powerful.

Dorien Makhloghi Leads Asolo Rep's DISGRACED, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking 2015-2016 season and the fourth season of its five-year American Character Project with the thrilling and poignant Tony-nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama: DISGRACED.

Dorien Makhloghi to Lead Asolo Rep's DISGRACED This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking 2015-2016 season and the fourth season of its five-year American Character Project with the thrilling and poignant Tony-nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama: DISGRACED.

Photo Flash: Stewart F. Lane Hosts Boston University Showcase 2015 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Stewart F. Lane, a six time Tony Award winner and Olivier winning producer, hosted the Boston University Showcase 2015 in New York City. Scroll down for photos from the event!