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Dramatists Guild Foundation Honors Bess Wohl With First-Ever Georgia Engel Comedy Pla Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Honors Bess Wohl With First-Ever Georgia Engel Comedy Playwriting Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) honors the life and legacy of Emmy-nominated, Obie-Award-winning actress and comedian Georgia Engel with a new namesake Award for a playwright in comedy. The inaugural recipient is Bess Wohl (a?oeGrand Horizons,a?? a?oeSmall Mouth Sounds,a?? Make Believea??). 

Boundless Theatre Company Selects Designers To Participate In Boundless Exposed Works Photo Boundless Theatre Company Selects Designers To Participate In Boundless Exposed Workshop 2020
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

Boundless Theatre Company has announced the participants in this year's Boundless Exposed! Boundless Exposed is a workshop and mentoring opportunity for emerging theatre designers of color.

Huntington Theatre Company Reschedules World Premiere of OUR DAUGHTERS, LIKE PILLARS Photo Huntington Theatre Company Reschedules World Premiere of OUR DAUGHTERS, LIKE PILLARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020

Huntington Theatre Company has announced that the world premiere family comedy, Our Daughters, Like Pillars has been rescheduled to be a part of the 2020-2021 Huntington season.

Alliance Announces Playwriting Initiative, Classic Remix Project Photo Alliance Announces Playwriting Initiative, Classic Remix Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

After hearing from educators and district leaders about their struggle to engage high school students in classic literature, the Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce a new playwriting initiative. The Classic Remix Project will commission leading American playwrights to create new works that revitalize, rethink, and respond to classic literary works found in most school curriculums. 

DCPA Has Announced the Creative Team for World Premiere of THEATER OF THE MIND by Dav Photo DCPA Has Announced the Creative Team for World Premiere of THEATER OF THE MIND by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Off-Center has announced the creative team for the world premiere immersive production Theater of the Mind, coming to Denver in August 2020, co-created by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and writer Mala Gaonkar.

Huntington Theatre Company Announces Casting For World Premiere Of OUR DAUGHTERS, LIK Photo Huntington Theatre Company Announces Casting For World Premiere Of OUR DAUGHTERS, LIKE PILLARS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Huntington Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere family comedy, Our Daughters, Like Pillars. Obie Award-winning playwright and Boston native Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish, Milk Like Sugar at the Huntington) joins forces with director Kimberly Senior (Sweat and The Niceties at the Huntington; Disgraced on Broadway) to tell the funny and moving story of one whirlwind weekend in the life of a contemporary black American family. Our Daughters, Like Pillars begins performances at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street, Boston) on Friday, March 20, 2020 and will run through Sunday, April 19, 2020. The official press opening night is Wednesday, April 1. Tickets are now available.

Casting Set for Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Studio Theatre Photo Casting Set for Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Casting is set for Studio Theatre's production of Pipeline, playwright Dominique Morisseau's searing drama about the school-to-prison pipeline and a mother desperately trying to keep her son from becoming ensnared in it. The production runs January 15-February 16, 2020 and is directed by Awoye Timpo. Starring are DC theatre favorite Justin Weaks (Studio's Curve of Departure) as high school student Omari and Andrea Harris Smith making her Studio debut as his mother, public school teacher Nya. In its recent People Issue, Washington City Paper's called Weaks a 'standout,' going on to say: 'D.C. theater audiences love Justin Weaks. ...Weaks came to D.C. for a job about four years ago, not expecting to stay. But he kept getting cast in shows, and lucky for local theatergoers, he's still here.'

The Public Theater Extends A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Through Sunday, December 22 Photo The Public Theater Extends A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Through Sunday, December 22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a second and final extension today for the New York revival of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. Directed by Oskar Eustis, this scorching new version of Kushner's first play began performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, October 29 with an official press opening on Monday, November 25. A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY was originally scheduled to close on December 8, but has now been extended twice through Sunday, December 22.

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Photo Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 20, 2019

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, just celebrated opening night.

Photo Flash: First Look at SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Pittsburgh Photo Photo Flash: First Look at SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Pittsburgh Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

Pittsburgh Public Theater continues its 45th anniversary season with the Pittsburgh premiere of School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play. A smash hit Off-Broadway last year, the play was written by Jocelyn Bioh, a first generation American whose parents emigrated from Ghana in West Africa. Directed by Kenyan native Shariffa Ali, School Girls runs November 7 - December 8, 2019 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600, go to ppt.org, or visit the Box Office.

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY at The Public Photo Photo Flash: Get a First Look at A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

The complete cast for A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY features Linda Emond (Annabella Gotchling), Michael Esper (Vealtninc Husz), Grace Gummer (Paulinka Erdnuss), Jonathan Hadary (Xillah), Nikki M. James (Agnes Eggling), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Zillah), Nadine Malouf (Rosa Malek), Mark Margolis (Gottfried Swetts), Estelle Parsons (Die Älte), Danielle Skrastaad (Understudy), Michael Urie (Gregor Bazwald), Kerry Warren (Understudy), and Max Woertendyke (Emil Traum).

Boundless Theatre Company Will Open New York Premiere of FUR by Migdalia Cruz Photo Boundless Theatre Company Will Open New York Premiere of FUR by Migdalia Cruz
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

Boundless Theatre Company (María-Cristina Fusté, Executive Artistic Director) will open the New York Premiere of Fur by Migdalia Cruz, directed by Elena Araoz as part of the Next Door at NYTW Series. Fur began November 1 and will run through November 24, celebrating its opening night on November 8 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting nytw.org/show/fur. 

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019

Get a peek inside rehearsal for A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. Performances begin on Tuesday, October 29 and run through Sunday, December 15, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 19.

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Begins Previews At The Public Theater, October 29 Photo A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Begins Previews At The Public Theater, October 29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019

The Public Theater will begin performances for the New York revival of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and directed by Oskar Eustis, with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance on Tuesday, October 29 in The Public's Anspacher Theater.

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Photo Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

Pittsburgh Public Theater continues its 45th anniversary season with the Pittsburgh premiere of School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play. A smash hit Off-Broadway last year, the play was written by Jocelyn Bioh, a first generation American whose parents emigrated from Ghana in West Africa. Directed by Kenyan native Shariffa Ali, School Girls runs November 7 a?" December 8, 2019 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600, go to ppt.org, or visit the Box Office.

BWW Review: TOP GIRLS at American Conservatory Theatre Photo BWW Review: TOP GIRLS at American Conservatory Theatre
by Tim Sullivan - Oct 1, 2019

With exceptional direction, a brilliant and moving cast, and a script that is painfully relevant, this Top Girls is top-notch.

Boundless Theatre to Present the New York Premiere of MIGDALIA CRUZ'S FUR Photo Boundless Theatre to Present the New York Premiere of MIGDALIA CRUZ'S FUR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

Boundless Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Fur by Migdalia Cruz, directed by Elena Araoz as part of the Next Door at NYTW Series.

Michael Urie, Nikki M. James, Among Complete Casting of The Public's A BRIGHT ROOM CA Photo Michael Urie, Nikki M. James, Among Complete Casting of The Public's A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the major New York revival of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner.

A.C.T. Kicks Off the 2019��"20 Season with Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS in September Photo A.C.T. Kicks Off the 2019��"20 Season with Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Tony Award winner and American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today the full cast and creative team for Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, opening A.C.T.'s 2019a?"20 season.

Photo Flash: First Look at The Acting Company's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at The Acting Company's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

The Acting Company presents Measure for Measure, playing through August 24, 2019 at the Duke on 42nd Street (229 W. 42nd Street), with opening night for both plays set for Sunday, July 28, 2019.

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