Rajiv Joseph News

UC San Diego to Present Rajiv Joseph's GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIESUC San Diego to Present Rajiv Joseph's GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Carla Harting, June 7-10, at the Arthur Wagner Theatre in Galbraith Hall, part of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre presents The 7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play FestivalMile Square Theatre presents The 7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its seventh year, beginning a new and exciting partnership with Mile Square Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by over 30 of New Jersey's established and emerging playwrights and directors plays three performances only, Saturday, June 24th at 8pm, and Sunday, June 25th at 3pm & 7pm, 1400 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at www.milesquaretheatre.org (more...)

Cast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater CenterCast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center will present the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. (more...)

Reading of Micheline Auger's #LOVE95TIMES Up Next in The Farm Theater's College Collaboration ProjectReading of Micheline Auger's #LOVE95TIMES Up Next in The Farm Theater's College Collaboration Project
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Farm Theater will present a reading of their latest College Collaboration Project, Micheline Auger's #Love95times, on Monday, June 5 at 7pm at Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, 3rd Floor). (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...)

Alex Riad's THE FLOOR IS LAVA to Play Planet Connections This SummerAlex Riad's THE FLOOR IS LAVA to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Farm Theater will premiere Alex Raid's The Floor is Lava, directed by Jessica O'Hara Baker (Directing Fellow at The Farm Theater), at the 9th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

Shirine Babb, Alyssa Bresnahan, and Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYNShirine Babb, Alyssa Bresnahan, and Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the full company for Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein. (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...)

40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sheila Callaghan & Daniella Topol's (NOT) WATER at 3LDCast Announced for Sheila Callaghan & Daniella Topol's (NOT) WATER at 3LD
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

New Georges will present the World Premiere of (NOT) WATER co-conceived by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Daniella Topol as part of Works On Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event that presents multiple artistic perspectives on water in a global context, at the 3LD Art & Technology Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE Plays Out with Comedic Brilliance at MTFBWW Review: Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE Plays Out with Comedic Brilliance at MTF
by Don Grigware - May 9, 2017

Playwright Rajiv Joseph, best known for his critically acclaimed Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo has done it again with his world premiere play Archduke now onstage at the MTF through June 4. Based on fact and meticulously researched in Sarajevo where Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914 by Joseph and his director Giovanna Sardelli, the play has the ring of truth, but what catapults it into the sphere of brilliance is its dark humor that masks the gravity beneath. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patrick Page, Stephen Stocking and More Celebrate Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE Opening at the TaperPhoto Flash: Patrick Page, Stephen Stocking and More Celebrate Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE Opening at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Center Theatre Group's world premiere production of 'Archduke,' written by Rajiv Joseph, began previews April 25 and will continue through June 4, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Opening night is set for May 7, BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEPlaywrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Page Discusses Rajiv Joseph's World Premiere ARCHDUKE at the TaperBWW Interview: Patrick Page Discusses Rajiv Joseph's World Premiere ARCHDUKE at the Taper
by Don Grigware - May 8, 2017

Actor PATRICK PAGE has been dazzling Broadway and regional theatre audiences for many years playing the original roles in The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Spider Man, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame among many others. He has had an extensive career playing Shakespeare. Now at the Mark Taper Forum, he is about to open in a new play entitled ARCHDUKE about the events leading up to WWI. In our talk he shares his feelings about the play and proclaims his favorite role to date. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/6/2017
by - May 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/6/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 6, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 6, 2017
by - May 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/5 - THE PRIDE and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/5 - THE PRIDE and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/5 - THE PRIDE and More! (more...)

Some Theatre Company to Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIESSome Theatre Company to Stage GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Some Theatre Company will present Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Erryn Bard, running June 1st - 4th, 2017 at the Keith Anderson Community House - 19 Bennoch Rd, Orono. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NORTH POOL at EnsembleBWW Review: THE NORTH POOL at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - May 2, 2017

While the production is well-conceived and holds attention, "The North Pool" is somewhat unsatisfying as a thoughtful piece of play crafting. The script leaves us wanting more, a clearer message to carry from the theatre. (more...)

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