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Samuel French to Publish Six Winning Titles from 2017 OOB FestivalSamuel French to Publish Six Winning Titles from 2017 OOB Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2017 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition. (more...)

The Spotlight Shines on Women in War in New Production of A PIECE OF MY HEARTThe Spotlight Shines on Women in War in New Production of A PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions announced today that a new production of Shirley Lauro's A PIECE OF MY HEART will be produced this September in New York City. Brought to the stage by a female-driven cast and creative team, this production shines a light on the stories of the women who served in the Vietnam War. (more...)

Jiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalJiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Samuel French has assembled a distinguished judging panel including playwrights Jiehae Park, James Hindman, Lauren Yee and Rachel Bonds; Artistic Directors Andrew Leynse (Primary Stages), Jonathan Silverstein (Keen Company), Susan Westfall (City Theatre, Miami), Emily Morse (New Dramatists) and Ciera Iverson (National Alliance of Musical Theatres); and industry professionals John Clinton Eisner (The Lark), Michael Walkup (Page 73), Abigail Katz (Atlantic Theater Company). (more...)

Lineup Announced for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalLineup Announced for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, announces this year's top 30 playwrights. Additionally, ticket sales open today for its 42nd Festival. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZRoxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional TheatreWIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Infinite Variety Productions to Present BEYOND THE ETCHINGS at The Kraine TheaterInfinite Variety Productions to Present BEYOND THE ETCHINGS at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Infinite Variety Productions will present a special Memorial Day performance of Beyond the Etchings, directed by Jessica Schechter, on Monday, May 29 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) at 8pm. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for A PIECE OF MY HEARTTickets Now on Sale for A PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

A Piece of My Heart is a powerful ensemble drama based on true stories from the women who served during the Vietnam War. The play portrays their lives before, during, and after the war; exploring the realities of war and the emotional, mental, and physical aftereffects of that experience. A Piece of My Heart has been produced over a thousand times since premiering at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1991 and has been the recipient of the Kittredge Foundation Award and the Barbara Deming Prize for Women Playwrights. (more...)

Bullying Drama RARE BIRDS by Adam Szymkowicz Premieres This MonthBullying Drama RARE BIRDS by Adam Szymkowicz Premieres This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Red Fern Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of RARE BIRDS by Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar, Hearts Like Fists, Pretty Theft, Nerve). Directed by Scott Ebersold, (The View UpStairs, Nerve) performances begin March 23 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y in the East Village. (more...)

Debbie Ruzicka Will Star in Chicago's Premiere of THE RADIANT, Full CastDebbie Ruzicka Will Star in Chicago's Premiere of THE RADIANT, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Set one hundred years ago in Paris, The Radiant centers on the true, tempestuous, and love-torn life of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie. Widowed at thirty-nine, with two young children to raise and support, she becomes involved in a scandalous affair with her young married assistant, an affair which rocks Paris and nearly costs her her career - and her life. But, she survives this and the great bias against women scientists throughout Europe then and goes on to discover and isolate radium, earn two Nobel Prizes, and revolutionize the world of science forever, ushering in "The Atomic Age" and the first cure for cancer. (more...)

BWW Review: Experiencing War in A PIECE OF MY HEART at The Annie Russell TheatreBWW Review: Experiencing War in A PIECE OF MY HEART at The Annie Russell Theatre
by Kirsty Johnson - Feb 20, 2017

          Looking at a somewhat bare, sloped stage, the audience is warned of gunshots, explosions, and other triggering scenes: Clearly, this won't be an evening of light-hearted fun. But rather than scenes of gore and violence, A Piece of My Heart invites audiences to experience the emotions and lives of the women of the Vietnam War. (more...)

A PIECE OF MY HEART Examines War and Women at the Annie RussellA PIECE OF MY HEART Examines War and Women at the Annie Russell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College continues its 84th season with A Piece of My Heart, a drama based on the true stories of six women who served in Vietnam. Called "the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation" by the Vietnam Veterans Association, this powerful piece portrays the lives of Army and Navy nurses, an enlisted intelligence specialist in the Women's Army Corps, a Red Cross volunteer, and a U.S.O. singer before, during, and after their deployment. Featuring the unforgettable music of the era, the play is a breathtaking examination of the far-reaching costs of war. (more...)

Genesis Presents Chicago Premiere of THE RADIANTGenesis Presents Chicago Premiere of THE RADIANT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????Set one hundred years ago in Paris, The Radiant centers on the true, tempestuous, and love-torn life of Madame Marie Curie. Widowed at thirty-nine, with two young children to raise and support, she becomes involved in a scandalous affair with her young married assistant, an affair which rocks Paris and nearly costs her her career - and her life. (more...)

Shenan Arts Announces Auditions for A PIECE OF MY HEARTShenan Arts Announces Auditions for A PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

A Piece of my Heart is a powerful ensemble drama based on true stories from the women who served during the Vietnam War. The play portrays their lives before, during, and after the war; exploring the trauma of war and the effect of active combat on medical personnel, as well as the emotional, mental, and physical aftereffects of that experience. A Piece of My Heart has been produced over a thousand times since premiering at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1991 and has been the recipient of the Kittredge Foundation Award and the Barbara Deming Prize for Women Playwrights. (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre's Three-Play Series WOMEN AND WAR Showcases the Roles and Experiences of Women During Times of WarRaleigh Little Theatre's Three-Play Series WOMEN AND WAR Showcases the Roles and Experiences of Women During Times of War
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre presents "Women and War", a three-play series as part of the Season of Discovery, which will run throughout the month of May. This series includes three plays - 'A Piece of My Heart,' 'Downrange: Voices from the Homefront' and 'Grounded' as well as a workshop for military families dedicated to creating personal narratives. All three plays will be presented in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. (more...)

Genesis Theatrical Productions Unveils its Best Season Ever for 2017Genesis Theatrical Productions Unveils its Best Season Ever for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Chicago's own Genesis Theatrical Productions, a leader in new and unique theatre celebrates women with three outstanding plays by and about women.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Odyssey Theatre's WAITING FOR GRACEPhoto Flash: First Look at Odyssey Theatre's WAITING FOR GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

What if true love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth. Waiting for Graceopens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12, directed by Lee Costello. (more...)


by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Sharon Sharth's Award-Winning Comedy WAITING FOR GRACE Offers Controversial Look at Love and MarriageSharon Sharth's Award-Winning Comedy WAITING FOR GRACE Offers Controversial Look at Love and Marriage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

What if true love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth. Waiting for Grace opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12, directed by Lee Costello. (more...)

THE FOREIGNER, URINETOWN, CONSTELLATIONS Set for Annie Russell Theatre's 84th SeasonTHE FOREIGNER, URINETOWN, CONSTELLATIONS Set for Annie Russell Theatre's 84th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Annie Russell Theatre, the longest running theatre in Central Florida, announces their 84th season! (more...)

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