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Baruch Performing Arts Center At Baruch College Announces 2019/2020 Season Photo Baruch Performing Arts Center At Baruch College Announces 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College announces its 2019-20 Season of music, theatre, dance, opera and more, a season spanning genres and cultural influences, rich in imagination and ideas.

Performances Begin Tomorrow For Keen Company's NY Premiere Of SURELY GOODNESS AND MER Photo Performances Begin Tomorrow For Keen Company's NY Premiere Of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Performances begin tomorrow, Tuesday February 26th, for the New York premiere of  Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person.   Sarita Covington, Jay Mazyck, Brenda Pressley, Courtney Thomas, and Cezar Williams star under Jessi D. Hill's direction.

Court Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season Lineup; THE MOUSTRAP, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS  Photo Court Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season Lineup; THE MOUSTRAP, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces its 65th season. The company's 2019/20 season will feature the ninth play in August Wilson's American Century Cycle, King Hedley II, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson; the launch of Court's Oedipus Trilogy with the Sophocles classic Oedipus Rex, directed by Charles Newell; Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, directed by Sean Graney; Henrik Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea, directed by Shana Cooper; and The Gospel at Colonus, a reimagining of the story of Oedipus, conceived by Lee Breuer with music by Bob Telson, directed by Charles Newell.

Casting Announcement And Invite For THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR Photo Casting Announcement And Invite For THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience announces the seventeen-member cast and the creative team for its production of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, directed by Shana Cooper in her Off-Broadway debut.

FAIRVIEW Returns To New York City Photo FAIRVIEW Returns To New York City
by BWW News Desk - 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.

Keen Company Announces Cast for NY Premiere of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY Photo Keen Company Announces Cast for NY Premiere of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced the cast for the New York premiere of  Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person.   Sarita Covington, Jay Mazyck, Brenda Pressley, Courtney Thomas, and Cezar Williams will star under Jessi D. Hill's direction. The design team includes Lee Savage (scenic), Nicole Wee (costumes), Devorah Kengmana (lighting), and Sadah Espii Proctor (sound).

Casting Complete For 15th Annual New Stages Festival Photo Casting Complete For 15th Annual New Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Casting is complete for the three "developmental productions" featured in Goodman Theatre's 15th annual New Stages Festival-a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. These three plays, which are staged in repertory following two weeks of rehearsal, include There's Always the Hudson by Paola Lazaro-Muñoz, directed by Jess McLeod; Felons and Familias by Sandra Delgado, directed by Marcela Muñoz; and Graveyard Shift by Korde Arrington Tuttle, directed by Danya Taymor. Developmental productions are designed by Kevin Depinet (Set), Noel Huntzinger (Costumes for There's Always the Hudson and Graveyard Shift), Birgit Rattenborg Wise (Costumes for Felons and Familias), Jesse Klug (Lights) and Richard Woodbury (Sound).

Paula Vogel to Appear as Guest Speaker at Goodman Theatre Luncheon Photo Paula Vogel to Appear as Guest Speaker at Goodman Theatre Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Goodman Theatre celebrates teaching, learning and transformation with its "Igniting Imagination: The Art of Great Teaching" Education and Engagement luncheon on Thursday, September 20. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and educator Paula Vogel will join Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa J. Taylor in conversation about art of teaching and importance of mentorship in shaping young minds.

Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theater's WAR OF THE ROSES Photo Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theater's WAR OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) announced further details today for the Shakespearean centerpiece to the 2018 Epic Season, The War of the Roses. The War of the Roses is a monumental evening of theater spanning four history plays-the Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Presented as an action-packed evening, The War of the Roses will deliver a fast-paced, far-ranging, vividly theatrical depiction of two powerful families-the Lancasters and the Yorks-and their decades-long fight for the English throne. Political unrest and power grabs collide with weak leadership and civil strife as the country fights against the threat of tyranny.

2018 New Stages Fest Lineup Announced Photo 2018 New Stages Fest Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

This fall, Goodman Theatre presents its New Stages Festival-a free annual celebration and discovery of new plays by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Audiences experience a first look at seven new works-including three fully staged developmental productions (performed in repertory) There's Always the Hudson by Paola Lazaro-Muñoz; Felons and Familias by Sandra Delgado; Graveyard Shift by Korde Arrington Tuttle. In addition, four staged readings appear during the last weekend of the festival (October 4-7) including The Wizards by Ricardo Gamboa; Between Covers by Sarah Schulman; Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle; and Cressida on Top by Paula Vogel.

The World Premiere Of GALAHAD AND THE DRAGONS to Be Presented as Part Of HERE's Summe Photo The World Premiere Of GALAHAD AND THE DRAGONS to Be Presented as Part Of HERE's Summer Sublet Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Arif Silverman and Lillian Wooten White are thrilled to present Galahad and the Dragons, a fantastical solo show for adults, as part of HERE's Summer Sublet Series. Galahad and the Dragons runs Tuesday, August 7 and Today, August 8, at 7:00pm. Tickets ($15) are available for purchase at http://here.org/shows/detail/2004/

The World Premiere Of GALAHAD AND THE DRAGONS to Be Presented as Part Of HERE's Summe Photo The World Premiere Of GALAHAD AND THE DRAGONS to Be Presented as Part Of HERE's Summer Sublet Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Arif Silverman and Lillian Wooten White are thrilled to present Galahad and the Dragons, a fantastical solo show for adults, as part of HERE's Summer Sublet Series. Galahad and the Dragons runs Today, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8, at 7:00pm. Tickets ($15) are available for purchase at http://here.org/shows/detail/2004/

The World Premiere Of GALAHAD AND THE DRAGONS to Be Presented as Part Of HERE's Summe Photo The World Premiere Of GALAHAD AND THE DRAGONS to Be Presented as Part Of HERE's Summer Sublet Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Arif Silverman and Lillian Wooten White are thrilled to present Galahad and the Dragons, a fantastical solo show for adults, as part of HERE's Summer Sublet Series. Galahad and the Dragons runs Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8, at 7:00pm. Tickets ($15) are available for purchase at http://here.org/shows/detail/2004/

TFANA Announces 2018-19 Season; World Premiere Starring Jessica Hecht and More Photo TFANA Announces 2018-19 Season; World Premiere Starring Jessica Hecht and More
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director), an award-winning company presenting Shakespeare alongside other classic and contemporary drama at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Downtown Brooklyn, is pleased to announce its 2018-19 season-the 39th since its founding in 1979.

NNPN Rolling World Premieres At Synchronicity Theatre And Mixed Blood Theatre Photo NNPN Rolling World Premieres At Synchronicity Theatre And Mixed Blood Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of NNPN Rolling World Premiere (RWP) production of Ripe Frenzy by Jennifer Barclay and the continued run of Mermaid Hour: ReMixed by David Valdes Greenwood (Book & Lyrics) and Eric Mayson (Music).

Bill Rauch Announces Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2019 Season Photo Bill Rauch Announces Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2019 playbill today. The season, which will be Rauch's last at the artistic helm, celebrates Shakespeare, classics and new plays, including two American Revolutions commissions and a pilot Community Visit Project that will take a bilingual Play on! translation into community venues throughout the region.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Complete Casting For Summer Season Photo Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Complete Casting For Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Kate Liberman, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the 2018 summer season. The previously announced season will include two Shakespeare classics, RICHARD II and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, alongside David Farr's adaptation of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, and the world premiere of Seth Bockley's RIP VAN WINKLE; or, CUT THE OLD MOON INTO STARS, the first-ever mainstage commission by HVSF, featuring 40-plus members of the Hudson Valley community alongside a cast of 4 professional actors. The season will also feature the HVSF Conservatory Company in an original clown piece, THE SEA-MAID'S MUSIC, devised and directed by Zachary Fine.

NNPN Announces Five Rolling World Premieres Opening Within The Month! Photo NNPN Announces Five Rolling World Premieres Opening Within The Month!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces five NNPN Rolling World Premieres (RWP): Ready Steady Yeti Go by David Jacobi, Ripe Frenzy by Jennifer Barclay, Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett, The Mermaid Hour by David Valdes Greenwood, and Heartland by Gabriel Jason Dean. The five plays will receive a total of 17 NNPN RWP productions, with each play seeing at least three distinct productions in a 12-month period.

'RIP VAN WINKLE' Premiere, THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD Headline Hudson Valley Shakespeare Photo 'RIP VAN WINKLE' Premiere, THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD Headline Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has announced the complete lineup for the 2018 summer season.

BWW Review: HIR at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Jenny Minich - May 28, 2017

HIR is the conscientious absurdist's guide to confronting 'the world order.' It's crazy watchable, like some kind of substantive, impactful, topsy-turvy sitcom. Mac's characters are flamboyant and talk very loud about all the things that our parents told us not to discuss in public. And it's wonderful!

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