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Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director Of Working Theater Dies at 60 Photo Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director Of Working Theater Dies at 60
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2021

Mark Plesent, long-time Producing Artistic Director of Working Theater, the only theater in the country dedicated exclusively to telling the stories of working people, passed away on February 19, 2021 after a valiantly fought 4-year battle with cancer. He was 60. 

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 8 - 'B is For Broadway', SIX BY SO Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 8 - 'B is For Broadway', SIX BY SONDHEIM, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2021

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the children's book 'B is For Broadway', the sequel to  'A is For Audra', plus the documentary Six By Sondheim, monologue books, the Desert Song cast recording, and more!

San Francisco Playhouse Has Announced Casting for the World Premiere of BORN IN EAST  Photo San Francisco Playhouse Has Announced Casting for the World Premiere of BORN IN EAST BERLIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2020

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for the second production of their 2019/2020 Sandbox Series of World Premieres: Born in East Berlin, written by Rogelio Martinez. Margarett Perry will direct the world premiere production, presented at The Creativity Theater.

Photo Flash: Kitchen Theatre Company Presents THE CHILDREN Photo Photo Flash: Kitchen Theatre Company Presents THE CHILDREN
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2019

The Kitchen Theatre Company is set to begin its 2019-2020 season with The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, a thought-provoking play that tackles the themes of mortality, consequence, and environmental legacy. Performances of The Children begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in the Percy Browning Performance Space on September 8 and will run 

THE CHILDREN Comes to the Kitchen Theatre Company Photo THE CHILDREN Comes to the Kitchen Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2019

The Kitchen Theatre Company is set to begin its 2019-2020 season with The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, a thought-provoking play that tackles the themes of mortality, consequence, and environmental legacy. Performances of The Children begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in the Percy Browning Performance Space on September 8 and will run through September 29. And thanks to the support of an anonymous donor, all three preview performances (9/8, 9/10, and 9/11) will offer patrons the opportunity to 'Pay What You Want.'

Outpost Rep Performs TIGERS BE STILL In Lubbock Photo Outpost Rep Performs TIGERS BE STILL In Lubbock
by Julie Musbach - Jun 19, 2019

Outpost Repertory Theatre (Outpost Rep), Lubbock's new professional theatre company, continues its inaugural season with the hilarious and touching comedy Tigers Be Still by Kim Rosenstock.

BWW Review: World Premiere of Working Theater's DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON Photo BWW Review: World Premiere of Working Theater's DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON
by Derek McCracken - Jun 18, 2019

Dropped calls are the worst--unless you're Luke Wilson, and then dropped gumballs cause a bigger headache. Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson ricochets plenty of candy and themes, but in its 75 minutes, this thin workplace-humor production doesn't give us enough to chew on.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/8/2019
by - Jun 8, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/8/2019.

Ann Harada, Jonathan Sale, and More to Star in DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON Photo Ann Harada, Jonathan Sale, and More to Star in DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2019

WORKING THEATER announces the cast for its upcoming world premiere of the comedy, DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON, by ROB ACKERMAN and directed by THERESA REBECK making her New York directorial debut.

Theresa Rebeck Will Make NYC Directorial Debut With DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON Photo Theresa Rebeck Will Make NYC Directorial Debut With DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON
by Julie Musbach - Nov 28, 2018

THERESA REBECK, best known as an award-winning playwright, will make her NYC directorial debut, when WORKING THEATER debuts DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON, the world premiere play by ROB ACKERMAN (TABLETOP), Off Broadway at the A.R.T./ New York Theater's Mezzanine Theater (502 W. 53rd Street), this spring, June 11 - July 6 2019.

A Conversation with playwright Theresa Rebeck Photo A Conversation with playwright Theresa Rebeck
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Oct 22, 2018

On September 22, 2018, Theresa Rebeck spoke about Bernhardt/ Hamlet with education dramaturg Ted Sod as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's lecture series.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Submissions For The 2019 TRU Voices New Musical Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Submissions For The 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series
by Julie Musbach - Aug 7, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces open submissions for the 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series. Submissions for the 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series close August 12, 2018.

Broadway's Rob Bartlett Creates New Scripted Comedy Podcast Photo Broadway's Rob Bartlett Creates New Scripted Comedy Podcast
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2018

Broadway's Rob Bartlett, star of 'How to Succeed', 'The Odd Couple', Little Shop of Horrors,' and 'Chicago: The Musical' Is Now On the Internet in The Rob Bartlett Radio Comedy Hour.

Photo Flash: Brian Dykstra's EDUCATION Receives World Premiere at 59E59 Theaters Photo Photo Flash: Brian Dykstra's EDUCATION Receives World Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the world premiere of EDUCATION, written by Brian Dykstra and directed Margarett Perry. Produced by Sanguine Theatre Company, EDUCATION begins performances on Friday, March 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 8. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; Sunday at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.40 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. 

Site Specific Medical Courtroom Drama CHASING JACK Plays at Fordham University Photo Site Specific Medical Courtroom Drama CHASING JACK Plays at Fordham University
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2017

Chasing Jack is the new riveting drama from author John S. Anastasi, previously represented Off-Broadway with Would You Still Love Me If starring Kathleen Turner. Audience members can sit in the General Courtroom Gallery for $20 or be closer in the Jury Box for $25 and be part of the action!

FRANK EVANS, Award-Winning Lyricist, Librettist, and Artistic Director of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, Dies at 70
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 2, 2017

As a musical theater librettist, lyricist and lifelong connoisseur of Broadway and Hollywood musicals, Frank Evans would have been extremely sad to learn about the passing of screen legend Debbie Reynolds on December 28. But given his sense of humor and ability for self-deprecation, Evans might have also gotten a perverse kick out of knowing he died on the same day as one of his film favorites. Franklin G. Evans, 70, died last Wednesday evening at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, Brooklyn, due to complications from multiple strokes that ravaged his brain over the last couple of months of 2016. Evans, who also suffered from Parkinson's-related dementia and diabetes, had spent the last year rehabilitating from a serious concussion sustained last December.

Trio of Off-Broadway Companies to Present THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The New Group, Labyrinth Theater Company and Working Theater present selections from The Every 28 Hours Plays, a collection of one-minute plays centered on the current Civil Rights and BlackLivesMatter movements. Set for Monday, November 7, this one-night-only event includes staged readings at 6:00pm and 8:30pm, each followed by a discussion of the issues raised by the plays, and how art/activism can impact the local and national conversation around BlackLivesMatter.

Theresa Rebeck's SEARED Makes World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse begins its fourteenth season with the World Premiere SEARED written by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. SEARED is a special commisson by San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post Street, San Francisco, California). Margarett Perry will direct.

World Premiere of New Play by Theresa Rebeck: SEARED
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) begins its fourteenth season with the tasty World Premiere Seared by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. Searedis a special commission by San Francisco Playhouse. Margarett Perry will direct.

Theresa Rebeck's SEARED to Make World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse begins its fourteenth season with the World Premiere SEARED written by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. SEARED is a special commisson by San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post Street, San Francisco, California). Margarett Perry will direct.

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