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Stage Left Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALLStage Left Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Stage Left Theatre announces the upcoming Chicago premiere of Building the Wall, written by Robert Schenkkan and directed by co-artistic director Amy Szerlong. Building the Wall is the first production of Stage Left's 36th season. Press opening is Thursday, September 21, at 8 PM at Athenaeum Theatre Chicago, 2936 N. Southport Ave. The show runs through October 22nd. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

The Fountain Theatre Presents Mother-Daughter Tale RUNAWAY HOMEThe Fountain Theatre Presents Mother-Daughter Tale RUNAWAY HOME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Sometimes what you're searching for is right where you started. The Fountain Theatre presents a powerful, funny and deeply moving mother-daughter story byJeremy J. Kamps. Multiple award-winning Shirley Jo Finneyreturns to the Fountain to direct the world premiere of Runaway Home for a Sept. 16 opening. (more...)

BWW Previews: BUILDING THE WALL at The Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Previews: BUILDING THE WALL at The Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 8, 2017

City Theatre (@citytheatremia) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present the South Florida premiere of BUILDING THE WALL, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge). (more...)

The New Harmony Project Now Accepting Submissions for 2018 ConferenceThe New Harmony Project Now Accepting Submissions for 2018 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

The New Harmony Project announced today that it is now accepting submissions for the 32nd annual conference in May of 2018. Since 1986, the secluded town of New Harmony, Indiana has hosted artists from around the world for two-weeks of dedicated script development. Over the course of the conference, The New Harmony Project offers a retreat from the outside world, and space for writers to fully immerse themselves in their work. The peaceful serenity of New Harmony, the site of two former utopian societies, is a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting AnnouncedDonna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

BREAKING: Daniel Breaker and Montego Glover Join HAMILTON on Broadway and in ChicagoBREAKING: Daniel Breaker and Montego Glover Join HAMILTON on Broadway and in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker (PASSING STRANGE) will join the Broadway cast of the musical HAMILTON as Aaron Burr starting August 29, and Montego Glover, a Tony nominee for her performance in MEMPHIS, will join the Chicago company of HAMILTON in the role of Angelica Schuyler starting in early September, it is announced by Jeffrey Seller, producer of HAMILTON.   (more...)

10th Annual Mimi Awards to Celebrate Top American Playwrights This December10th Annual Mimi Awards to Celebrate Top American Playwrights This December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the 10th-Annual "Mimi" Awards will be presented on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Lincoln Center Theater. The "Mimi" Awards are presented annually to honor the outstanding artistry and accomplishments of some of the most gifted American playwrights. (more...)

Review Roundup: Big Brother Has Its Eyes on Opening Night of 1984Review Roundup: Big Brother Has Its Eyes on Opening Night of 1984
by Review Roundups - Jun 22, 2017

Adapted and directed by Icke and Macmillan, 1984 officially arrives in New York this evening on the heels of four wildly successful U.K. runs. The strictly limited engagement began performances on May 18, 2017, and tonight is opening night on Broadway at the new Hudson Theatre. (more...)

Victoria Platt Joins Cast of BUILDING THE WALL at Fountain TheatreVictoria Platt Joins Cast of BUILDING THE WALL at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Beginning June 24, actress Victoria Platt will play the role of Gloria, joining actor Bo Foxworth in the Fountain Theatre's smash hit production of Building the Wall by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. Building the Wall opened at the Fountain in March, where it was the first in a series of productions taking place across the U.S. as part of a National New Plays Network Rolling World Premiere. The Fountain recently announced an extension through Aug. 27. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for DTC's 2017-18 Season, Featuring MILLER, MISSISSIPPI, FRANKENSTEIN, THE GREAT SOCIETY and MoreTickets on Sale Now for DTC's 2017-18 Season, Featuring MILLER, MISSISSIPPI, FRANKENSTEIN, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Single Tickets on Sale June 19 for DTC's 2017-2018 season including Miller, Mississippi; Hair; A Christmas Carol; Fade; Frankenstein; The Great Society; The Trials of Sam Houston and White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Tickets for Public Works Dallas The Winter's Tale will be available at a later date. Single tickets start at $20. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Dog Days Theatre to Kick Off with RELATIVELY SPEAKINGFSU/Asolo Conservatory's Dog Days Theatre to Kick Off with RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training kicks off the inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre, a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer, with Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award-winning British playwright Alan Ayckbourn's bright and brassy comedy RELATIVELY SPEAKING. (more...)

7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival is Fast Approaching7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival is Fast Approaching
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 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...)

Casting Announced for Inaugural Season of FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Dog Days TheatreCasting Announced for Inaugural Season of FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Dog Days Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

 FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announces casting for the inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre, a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer. Each summer, Dog Days Theatre will feature two plays mounted in the Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, using professional actors, directors and designers from the community and around the country along with the talents of the Conservatory's graduate students. (more...)

TCG Announces 27th National Conference AwardsTCG Announces 27th National Conference Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 27th TCG National Conference: Full Circle in Portland, OR, from June 8-10, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stage Left Theatre has announced the programming for its 36th season, which asks 'where we are going, where we have been, and where we are we now?' (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL to Close Early Off-BroadwayRobert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL to Close Early Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nom. The Kentucky Cycle), currently making its New York premiere at New World Stages has announced an early closing. (more...)

BWW Review: Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Envisions The Future of Trump's PresidencyBWW Review: Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Envisions The Future of Trump's Presidency
by Michael Dale - Jun 2, 2017

By necessity, Robert Schenkkan's tense and frightening political drama, BUILDING THE WALL, had to be a rush job written with the understanding that national events could sap it of its impact at any moment. (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE MERMAID HOUR and More Set for Borderlands Theater's 2017-18 SeasonBUILDING THE WALL, THE MERMAID HOUR and More Set for Borderlands Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Borderlands Theater announces its 2017-18 Season, the third under artistic director Marc David Pinate. (more...)

Fountain's BUILDING THE WALL Extended Through 8/27Fountain's BUILDING THE WALL Extended Through 8/27
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The world premiere of Robert Schenkkan's Building the Wall has been extended through August 27. (more...)

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