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Diversionary Announces 2021/2022 Season Photo Diversionary Announces 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

Diversionary Theatre has announced their Season 36 lineup of new LGBTQ work. With 4 new works on The Robert L. Granat and Albert J. Mazur Mainstage exploring how our LGBTQ family defines home, Diversionary welcomes the community back to their newly renovated theatre home, and their new social and performance venue The Austin & Joann Clark Cabaret. 

Playwrights Horizons Extends RAJA FEATHER KELLY | THE FEATH3R THEORY'S THE KILL ONE R Photo Playwrights Horizons Extends RAJA FEATHER KELLY | THE FEATH3R THEORY'S THE KILL ONE RACE to July 31
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021

Playwrights Horizons has extended Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory's The KILL ONE Race, a performance-based work created and filmed at Playwrights Horizons during the pandemic, to July 31.

Amber Tamblyn, Cynthia Erivo, Questlove, Uzo Aduba and More to Take Part in Soho Rep. Photo Amber Tamblyn, Cynthia Erivo, Questlove, Uzo Aduba and More to Take Part in Soho Rep. 2021 Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021

Soho Rep. today announced details of its 2021 Spring Gala. The event, hosted by Soho Rep. Board Member Amber Tamblyn on zoom Monday, May 24, at 7 pm, recognizes the resilience and accomplishments of Soho Rep.’s artistic community through an unprecedentedly challenging year and the vital work of the Vilcek Foundation.

FAIRVIEW Licensing Rights Acquired by Broadway Licensing for Dramatists Play Service  Photo FAIRVIEW Licensing Rights Acquired by Broadway Licensing for Dramatists Play Service Division
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2021

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Fairview” by Jackie Sibblies Drury has been acquired for licensing by Broadway Licensing for their DPS division. The Acting Edition, the only script approved for licensing, of “Fairview” is also now available.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, February 11- with Kyle Taylor Parker, Renée Elise G Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, February 11- with Kyle Taylor Parker, Renée Elise Goldsberry and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 11, 2021

Today (February 11) in live streaming: a Love Boat reunion on Stars in the House, Kyle Taylor Parker visits Backstage Live, and more!

LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES Continues With Second Episode of LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ IN CONVERSAT Photo LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES Continues With Second Episode of LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ IN CONVERSATION: ON DIRECTING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2021

Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES, a free program of digital events, featuring LCT artists in performance, conversation and more, will continue on Thursday, February 11 at 7pm with the second episode of “Lileana Blain-Cruz In Conversation: On Directing.”

PuSh Festival Announces Rally Lineup And Reduced 2021 Program Photo PuSh Festival Announces Rally Lineup And Reduced 2021 Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2021

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival has announced the lineup for the newly formed PuSh Rally, January 28 to February 6, 2021, a free online series designed to respond directly to this deeply uncertain moment in our cultural sector by connecting PuSh audiences, artists, and industry leaders in vital and meaningful dialogue.

Soho Rep. Launches Job Creation Program Called SOHO REP. PROJECT NUMBER ONE Photo Soho Rep. Launches Job Creation Program Called SOHO REP. PROJECT NUMBER ONE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2020

Responding to the extreme precarity the artistic community is experiencing amidst a dire lack of government intervention, Soho Rep. Project Number One creates jobs to support artists in this moment and will be part of building a new path forward.

Washington Ensemble Theatre Produces An Online Presentation Of NEW VOTE ART VOTE A QU Photo Washington Ensemble Theatre Produces An Online Presentation Of NEW VOTE ART VOTE A QUEER INSTIGATION
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2020

Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET) will produce a limited presentation of Vote Art Vote, A Queer Instigation, a collection of newly conceived performances from Seattle artists in response to the 2020 election season.

Theater in Quarantine to Air Livestream Dance Performances Photo Theater in Quarantine to Air Livestream Dance Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2020

Theater in Quarantine, a new performance laboratory from writer/director/performer Joshua William Gelb, has announced a new series of live streamed performances dedicated to the exploration of the theatrical experience inside the digital space.

Soho Rep to Present World Premiere of WHILE YOU WERE PARTYING Photo Soho Rep to Present World Premiere of WHILE YOU WERE PARTYING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2020

Soho Rep. will present while you were partying (June 9-July 5), a show by Peter Mills Weiss and Julia Mounsey with Brian Fiddyment-a bombastic, comedic, and fantastical exploration of impotence, trauma, and the true cost of healing. The piece takes its name from a popular internet meme, depicting a young, pale, and thin white teen holding a large sword.

Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive at the Steinberg Playwrights Awards Photo Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive at the Steinberg Playwrights Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 14, 2020

Steinberg Playwright Awards took place Monday, January 13, 2020.

Soho Rep. Has Announced Victoria Meakin as Board Chair and Claudia Rankine as a New B Photo Soho Rep. Has Announced Victoria Meakin as Board Chair and Claudia Rankine as a New Board Member
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020

Soho Rep. today announced technology entrepreneur Victoria Meakin-a board member of seven years-as the organization's new Chair, and acclaimed poet, playwright, and MacArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine as a new board member. Meakin succeeds longtime Chair Jon Dembrow, who will now serve as Chair Emeritus.

Soho Rep Extends Zawe Ashton's FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE MAD Photo Soho Rep Extends Zawe Ashton's FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE MAD
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2019

Soho Rep, responding to popular demand, announces a one-week extension of Zawe Ashton's for all the women who thought they were Mad, directed by Whitney White (What to Send Up When It Goes Down).

Zawe Ashton's FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE MAD Announced At Soho Rep Photo Zawe Ashton's FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE MAD Announced At Soho Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2019

Soho Rep. kicks off its 2019-20 season with the U.S. Premiere of Zawe Ashton's for all the women who thought they were Mad. Directed by Whitney White (What to Send Up When It Goes Down), Ashton's play is a feverish inquiry and exposé. In it, multigenerational African diasporic voices gather around a woman, Joy. With Ashton's trenchant, irreverent, and lyrical writing, Soho Rep. continues its tradition of presenting works by playwrights whose experimentation with language, social commentary, and piercing wit turn the theater into a space that brims with possibility and danger.

PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List! Photo PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2019

Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).

Soho Rep. Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Soho Rep. Announces 2019-20 Season
by Julie Musbach - Sep 4, 2019

Soho Rep. announces its 2019-20 season, kicking off with Zawe Ashton's for all the women who thought they were Mad.

TFANA Announces Second And Final Extension Of Soho Rep.'s FAIRVIEW Photo TFANA Announces Second And Final Extension Of Soho Rep.'s FAIRVIEW
by Julie Musbach - Jul 10, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience announces a second and final extension of Soho Rep.'s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, staged by Sarah Benson and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.

Margo Seibert, Andrew R. Butler, and More Join Powerhouse Season Photo Margo Seibert, Andrew R. Butler, and More Join Powerhouse Season
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2019

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for the highly anticipated 35th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which continues through Sunday, July 28.

HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE, THE PROM, and More Win 2019 Drama Desk Awards - Full List! Photo HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE, THE PROM, and More Win 2019 Drama Desk Awards - Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 2, 2019

In the past few weeks, we've watched the nominations roll in. Today the final crop of nominees have been revealed, all leading to next week's ultimate announcement- the 2019 Tony nominations.

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