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Ken Davenport to Release New Book CAST OF MENTORS Photo Ken Davenport to Release New Book CAST OF MENTORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2020

An indispensable new book for the theater, Cast of Mentors, by Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport will be released this holiday season. A deep dive into the workings of Broadway from Broadway's own, Cast of Mentors features choice excerpts from interviews with 50 theatrical luminaries, all from Davenport's own podcast.

Rorschach Theatre Announces Original (Digital) Works Photo Rorschach Theatre Announces Original (Digital) Works
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2020

This year's Magic in Rough Spaces New Play Lab (MIRS) is going virtual!

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiat Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative Commissions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2020

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced this year's six recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions. The commissioned writers are Kate Attwell, Mia Chung, Noah Diaz, Julia Izumi, Ife Olujobi, and Stacey Rose.

Daniel Messé, Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew Have Received the 30th Annual Kleban Pri Photo Daniel Messé, Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew Have Received the 30th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2020

The Kleban Foundation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre with the announcement of the 2020 prize winners.

BWW Review: TESTMATCH at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater lobs questions of race, gender, sexu Photo BWW Review: TESTMATCH at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater lobs questions of race, gender, sexuality, and class across the centuries, but ultimately misses the wicket.
by Tim Sullivan - Nov 12, 2019

It may be an unfamiliar sport to most American audiences, but in Kate Attwell's ambitious new play Testmatch, cricket becomes a prism in which she explores the lasting legacy of British colonialism in the Commonwealth countries that regularly compete against their former rulers. Attempting to lob questions of race, gender, sexuality, and class across the centuries, it ultimately misses the wicket.

Theatre Royal Bath Productions Announces Three UK Premieres At The Ustinov Studio Photo Theatre Royal Bath Productions Announces Three UK Premieres At The Ustinov Studio
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2019

Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announces three new premieres to open at the Ustinov Studio including Hansol Jung's Wild Goose Dreams which premieres next month (21 November to 21 December) with opening night for press on 27 November, Will Eno's Drama Desk Award winning play The Realistic Joneses (6 February to 7 March), followed by the latest drama from emerging playwright Kate Attwell, Testmatch (2 April to 9 May 2020), in a co-production with English Touring Theatre.

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center Presents THE NICETIES Photo Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center Presents THE NICETIES
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 21, 2019

Geva Theatre Center presents The Niceties, by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Nicole A. Watson, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 22 through November 17. 

Geva's 47th Season Continues With THE NICETIES By Eleanor Burgess Photo Geva's 47th Season Continues With THE NICETIES By Eleanor Burgess
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2019

Geva Theatre Center presents The Niceties, by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Nicole A. Watson, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 22 through November 17.

BWW Previews: TONI STONE at Laura Pels Theatre Photo BWW Previews: TONI STONE at Laura Pels Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 22, 2019

Toni Stone was the first female to play professional baseball in a major American baseball league and she happened to be African American. Toni played for teams around the country including the fabled Negro League Baseball teams like the Kansas City Monarchs and the unlikely monikered Indianapolis Clowns. She is the subject of a new off-Broadway play by Lydia Diamond opening for previews beginning May 23 at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre just off Times Square.

Photo Flash: Inside Clubbed Thumb's Gala Honoring Heidi Schreck and More Photo Photo Flash: Inside Clubbed Thumb's Gala Honoring Heidi Schreck and More
by Julie Musbach - Apr 24, 2019

Clubbed Thumb held their gala earlier this week, honoring playwrights Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me), Jaclyn Backhaus (Men on Boats), and Sarah DeLappe (The Wolves) and their feminist disruption of the American theatre.  Special guests for the evening included Tatiana Maslany, Lila Neugebauer, Grace Gummer, Pam MacKinnon and Anne Kauffman, among others.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of the National's DOWNSTATE? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of the National's DOWNSTATE?
by Review Roundups - Mar 21, 2019

In a co-production with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris' fiery, provocative new play Downstate, comes to the NT direct from its debut at Steppenwolf, Chicago. Let's see what the critics had to say.

Photo Coverage: Mr. Abbott Award Honors Julie Taymor - On the Red Carpet Photo Photo Coverage: Mr. Abbott Award Honors Julie Taymor - On the Red Carpet
by Walter McBride - Apr 3, 2018

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), honored acclaimed Director Julie Taymor with the distinguished 2018 'Mr. Abbott' Award for outstanding artistry and creativity over the course of her career. The Award was presented at the Foundation's annual gala event on April 2, 2018 in New York City, at the Bohemian National Hall.

Anna Camp and Thomas Sadoski to Star in BELLEVILLE at Pasadena Playhouse Photo Anna Camp and Thomas Sadoski to Star in BELLEVILLE at Pasadena Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - Feb 26, 2018

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, announces a new Hitchcock-style drama Belleville by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Amy Herzog.  Performances run from Wednesday, April 18 to Sunday, May 13; the press opening is April 22. 

Photo Flash: A Look Inside The 28th Annual L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Photo Photo Flash: A Look Inside The 28th Annual L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2018

The 28th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 29, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA.

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In on Uma Thurman, Phillipa Soo, and More in THE PARISI Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In on Uma Thurman, Phillipa Soo, and More in THE PARISIAN WOMAN
by Review Roundups - Nov 30, 2017

The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opens on Broadway tonight!

David Hyde Pierce, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, Tony Yazbeck and More to Present at  Photo David Hyde Pierce, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, Tony Yazbeck and More to Present at 2017 Chita Rivera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The 2017 Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on September 11, 2017, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner and hosted by Two-time Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth. Produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins in association with Patricia Watt, the Chita Rivera Awards have announced award presenters today.

MCC Theater's Transgender-Themed Play CHARM Begins Tonight Photo MCC Theater's Transgender-Themed Play CHARM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

MCC Theater presents the first show of its upcoming 2017-18 season: the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm-inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen.

BWW Interview: Maria-Christina Oliveras Talks WE'RE GONNA DIE, Her Unlikely Career Pa Photo BWW Interview: Maria-Christina Oliveras Talks WE'RE GONNA DIE, Her Unlikely Career Path and the Subversiveness of Presence
by Matthew Blank - Aug 12, 2017

We catch up with the often-employed Maria-Christina Oliveras, who is taking on Young Jean Lee's solo piece WE'RE GONNA DIE at Ancram Opera House.

MCC Theater's Transgender-Themed Play CHARM Finds Complete Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its upcoming 2017-18 season: the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm-inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen.

2017 American Theatre Master Makes His Visit on the Road Less Traveled
by Rebecca Russo - May 19, 2017

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its newest member to its National Advisory Board, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright, Donald Margulies.  On Saturday May 6, the company welcomed its 2017 American Theatre Master, Donald Margulies, on the road less traveled.  The day began with a Q&A session with Mr. Margulies, moderated by RLTP Literary Director Jon Elston at the Road Less Traveled Theater. That evening, Mr. Margulies was guest of honor during a sold-out performance of The Country House.

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