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Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List! Photo Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld.

TFANA Announces 4-week Extension Of Soho Rep.'s Production Of FAIRVIEW Photo TFANA Announces 4-week Extension Of Soho Rep.'s Production Of FAIRVIEW
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience has announced a four-week extension of Soho Rep.'s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, staged by Sarah Benson and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly. The original cast has reunited for the June 2 June 30 engagement and will now continue for the extension, July 2 July 28, 2019, on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, TFANA's state-of-the-art home in the Brooklyn Cultural District.

Breaking: OKLAHOMA!, TOOTSIE & More Earn Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List Photo Breaking: OKLAHOMA!, TOOTSIE & More Earn Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 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.

Rachel Chavkin's ANNIE SALEM, THE NOTEBOOK, and More Slated for 35th Powerhouse Seaso Photo Rachel Chavkin's ANNIE SALEM, THE NOTEBOOK, and More Slated for 35th Powerhouse Season
by Julie Musbach - Apr 22, 2019

Vassar & New York Stage and Film announce the programming lineup for their upcoming 35th Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season that brings together some of today's most influential theatrical voices for fully-staged productions, workshop presentations, readings, and other works in progress for theater, film and television.

THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD, BEETLEJUICE & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations! Photo THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD, BEETLEJUICE & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 17, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld.

Soho Rep Presents NY Premiere Of Christopher Chen's PASSAGE Photo Soho Rep Presents NY Premiere Of Christopher Chen's PASSAGE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2019

Soho Rep. presents the New York Premiere of Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen's Passage (April 23-May 26), a fantasia on colonialism past and present that asks the question: if Country Y occupies Country X, can someone from Country X and someone from Country Y ever form a mutual relationship? Directed by Saheem Ali, Passage is a playful and gripping experiment that isolates power as the sole differentiator between people challenging the arbitrary binaries that define how we live.

Entire FAIRVIEW Original Cast To Perform Return Engagement Photo Entire FAIRVIEW Original Cast To Perform Return Engagement
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2019

Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) has announced that the entire original cast of Soho Rep.'s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, staged by Sarah Benson and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, will return for the TFANA engagement from June 2-30, 2019, on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, TFANA's state-of-the-art home in the Brooklyn Cultural District. The return engagement marks the first opportunity for New York audiences to experience this bold, innovative work since its sold-out, thrice-extended world premiere at Soho Rep. Fairview single tickets are on sale to the public today.

Tickets On Sale To MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE At The Mad Ones And Ensembl Photo Tickets On Sale To MRS. MURRAY'S MENAGERIE At The Mad Ones And Ensembl
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2019

Ars Nova, "one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies" (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is proud to announce that tickets are on sale for Mrs. Murray's Menagerie, created by The Mad Ones and Phillip James Brannon, Brad Heberlee, Carmen M. Herlihy and January LaVoy. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie kicks-off Ars Nova at Greenwich House and marks The Mad Ones' first production since their critically acclaimed play Miles For Mary.

Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, and More Among Presenters and Performers at Soho Rep's 2019 Spr Photo Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, and More Among Presenters and Performers at Soho Rep's 2019 Spring Fete
by Julie Musbach - Feb 22, 2019

Soho Rep., which provides a platform for vastly diverse artists to realize their boldest visions, in productions that are regularly among the most ambitious and acclaimed offerings of the theater season, will convene many of its collaborators and supporters at its 2019 Spring Fete, Monday, April 8, at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY 10013).

Photo Flash: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Flash: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Celebrates Opening Night
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2019

The Signature Theatre production of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and Residency 1 playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by Obie Award-winner Kamilah Forbes, recently celebrated opening night on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Check out photos from the evening below!

Blockchain Theater Project & Theaterlab Present World Premiere Of NYLON Photo Blockchain Theater Project & Theaterlab Present World Premiere Of NYLON
by Julie Musbach - Feb 8, 2019

Blockchain Theater Project (BTP), founded by Sofia Alvarez and Nicola Korzenko, is a new theater company that empowers artists to produce the work they create, funded in part by cryptocurrency donations. Like Bitcoin and other blockchains, BTP eliminates the institutional gatekeeper, creating a peer-to-peer model of support where the next play to be produced will be nominated by the playwright of the current production. Alvarez's NYLON will start this chain.

FAIRVIEW Returns To New York City Photo FAIRVIEW Returns To New York City
by Julie Musbach - Feb 4, 2019

Jeffrey Horowitz announces that TFANA will extend its current four-play season to five plays and present Soho Rep.'s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, staged by Sarah Benson. Fairview will play June 2-30, 2019, on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, TFANA's state-of-the-art home in the Brooklyn Cultural District. The return engagement marks the first opportunity for New York audiences to experience this bold, innovative work since its sold-out, thrice-extended world premiere at Soho Rep. Fairview is currently only on sale as part of TFANA's two-play subscription package of Fairview and Julius Caesar.

Enter to Win Tickets to Ars Nova's Greenwich HouseWarming Party With Lin-Manuel Miran Photo Enter to Win Tickets to Ars Nova's Greenwich HouseWarming Party With Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2019

Ars Nova has announced the Ars Nova at Greenwich HouseWarming Party, a benefit performance of Freestyle Love Supreme with Lin-Manuel Miranda that will take place on Sunday, March 3, 6pm at Ars Nova at Greenwich House (27 Barrow Street, Manhattan). The HouseWarming Party will celebrate Ars Nova's expansion into the historic Greenwich House Theater and support the development of new artistic programs at two New York theaters: Ars Nova at Greenwich House and the Ars Nova Hub on 54th Street.

Soho Rep. Announces Writer/Director Lab Week Photo Soho Rep. Announces Writer/Director Lab Week
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2018

The 2017-2019 Lab Culminates with Free Presentations from Collaborative Partners Shayok Misha Chowdhury & Virginia Grise, Ann Marie Dorr & Paul Ketchum, Jen Goma & Kristine Haruna Lee, Raja Feather Kelly & Daaimah Mubashshir, and Julia Mounsey & Peter Mills Weiss

New Brooklyn Theatre And The Feath3r Theory Announce Merger Photo New Brooklyn Theatre And The Feath3r Theory Announce Merger
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2018

New Brooklyn Theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012 to democratize the American theatre, has announced Raja Feather Kelly as its new Artistic Director. Kelly currently serves as the Founding Artistic Director of the dance-theatre-media company the feath3r theory, which has formally merged with New Brooklyn Theatre. He is the recipient of two Princess Grace Foundation Awards and most recently, the Breakout Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation and Dance Magazine's inaugural Harkness Promise Award. the feath3r theory shares the ethos of New Brooklyn Theatre in the mission to broaden space for unheard voices and repressed histories in theatre. Since 2009, the feath3r theory has been recognized as a unique cross-disciplinary theatre company that aims to challenge its audience and creators to interrogate and celebrate their shared relationship to human empathy and personal ethics as expressed in popular media.

BWW Review: FAIRVIEW Tears It Down For Good At Berkeley Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: FAIRVIEW Tears It Down For Good At Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by Robert Sokol - Oct 17, 2018

The Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of fairview is disturbing. That's good. If you are white and liberal and experiencing mild to major discomfort by the end of the performance, that's even better.

Review Roundup: FAIRVIEW at Berkeley Rep Photo Review Roundup: FAIRVIEW at Berkeley Rep
by Alan Henry - Oct 16, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Fairview is now on stage! Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Sarah Benson, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, the world premiere production comes straight to Berkeley Rep from a critically acclaimed New York run. Previews began on Thursday, October 4 with regular run of the show opening on Thursday, October 11 and continuing through Sunday, November 4. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949.

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes with Jackie Sibblies Drury and Sarah Benson of FAIRVIEW at B Photo VIDEO: Behind The Scenes with Jackie Sibblies Drury and Sarah Benson of FAIRVIEW at Berkeley Rep
by Alan Henry - Oct 15, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Fairview in the video below with the playwright and director as rhey reveal their thoughts on this unpredictable and critically acclaimed play.

Ars Nova Hosts OVER/UNDER UNPLUGGED, Three Free Concerts Photo Ars Nova Hosts OVER/UNDER UNPLUGGED, Three Free Concerts
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2018

Ars Nova, "one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies" (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, will host Over/Under Unplugged, a free concert series following select Friday evening performances of Andrew R. Butler's Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of The Future. Concerts will feature performers from The Future and special guests performing unplugged and up close. They'll #playforchange with any donations dropped in their bucket going to select charities including the National Network of Abortion Funds, The Trevor Project, and The National Eating Disorders Association.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At FAIRVIEW at Berkeley Rep Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At FAIRVIEW at Berkeley Rep
by Alan Henry - Oct 10, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Fairview. Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Sarah Benson, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, the world premiere production comes straight to Berkeley Rep from a critically acclaimed New York run. Previews began on Thursday, October 4 with regular run of the show opening on Thursday, October 11 and continuing through Sunday, November 4. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949.

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