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Virtual Benefit Reading of OUR TOWN to be Presented by NAATCO Photo Virtual Benefit Reading of OUR TOWN to be Presented by NAATCO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2021

NAATCO will present a virtual reading of Our Town by Thornton Wilder with an all-Asian American cast for one night only, Wednesday May 19th, at 8pm, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The proceeds of this reading will benefit the company.

Leon Levy Foundation Awards $250,000 to ART/New York, Creates COVID Relief Fund Photo Leon Levy Foundation Awards $250,000 to ART/New York, Creates COVID Relief Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York announced today the creation of the Leon Levy Foundation COVID Relief Fund, initiated with a $250,000 grant to support small New York City theatres in conjunction with A.R.T./New York Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres.

Pasadena Playhouse Has Announced Their Schedule of Winter/Spring Educational & Commun Photo Pasadena Playhouse Has Announced Their Schedule of Winter/Spring Educational & Community Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

Pasadena Playhouse, The State Theater of Californiaoffers a wide variety of educational and community events this winter and spring, beginning with a post- performance talk back with Alfred Molina and the cast of The Father, offering an inside-look at the cast's process preparing for this production.

Raquel Almazan Named President/Chair Of The Indie Theater Fund Board Of Directors Photo Raquel Almazan Named President/Chair Of The Indie Theater Fund Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

Raquel Almazan has been named the President of the Indie Theater Fund Board of Directors, replacing Susan Bernfield who has moved into an Advisory Board role.

THE HARRIET HOLLAND SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS THE 84TH ANNUAL STAR-BURST COTILLION IN THE  Photo THE HARRIET HOLLAND SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS THE 84TH ANNUAL STAR-BURST COTILLION IN THE GRAND BALLROOM OF THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL to be Presented In New York
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Artistic Director/Producer; Jaynie Saunders Tiller, Managing Director/Producer) and The Movement Theatre Company (David Mendiz√°bal, Deadria Harrington, Eric Lockley, and Taylor Reynolds a?" Producing Artistic Leadership Team) will present The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents The 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of The Renaissance Hotel, written and directed by Colette Robert (Behind the Sheet) with music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney (The Movie Star and The Mammy). The Cotillion will occur in two parts in 2020; a studio production will be held May 8-10, 2020 in the Mezzanine Theater at A.R.T./New York (502 W 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019), with a full production running October 1-18, 2020 in a venue to be announced.

New Georges Announces the Premiere LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR Photo New Georges Announces the Premiere LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

New Georges presents the co-world premiere of Leap and the Net Will Appear, by Chana Porter, and directed byTara Ahmadinejad. Leap and the Net Will Appear will play June 16-30, 2019 in The Sam at The Flea Theater (20 Thomas Street New York, NY 10007), with opening night set for June 18, 2019. New Georges is an Anchor Partner at The Flea.

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Spring 2019 New Works Festivals Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces Spring 2019 New Works Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse, State Theatre of California, continues their exciting partnerships with Caltech Theatre and the USC School of Dramatic Arts this Spring, with MACH 33: The Caltech|Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science Driven Plays, presented by Caltech Theater and Pasadena Playhouse May 9 -11 and the New Works Festival Year 3 May 17-18, presented by USC School of Dramatic Arts and hosted by Pasadena Playhouse. These plays are part of Playhouse community programming. Danny Feldman is the Producing Artistic Director of Pasadena Playhouse.

Photo Flash: Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus Receive 2018 Horton Foote Prize Photo Photo Flash: Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus Receive 2018 Horton Foote Prize
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Yesterday, October 15th at The Lotos Club (5 East 66th Street, New York City), the 2018 recipients of the biennial Horton Foote Prize, were celebrated for excellence in American theater. The 2018 Prize for Outstanding New American Play, presented to a work produced in the 2016-17 or 2017-18 seasons, was awarded to Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. The 2018 Prize for Promising New American Play, presented to a previously unproduced work, was awarded to India Pale Ale by Jaclyn Backhaus.

Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus Photo Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Mari Marchbanks announced today the 2018 recipients of the biennial Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the late playwright, which recognizes excellence in American theater. The 2018 Prize for Outstanding New American Play, presented to a work produced in the 2016-17 or 2017-18 seasons, is awarded to Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. The 2018 Prize for Promising New American Play, presented to a previously unproduced work, is awarded to India Pale Ale by Jaclyn Backhaus.

7th Annual OPEN Festival Of New Jewish Theater Returns With Stars, Comedy, And Ivanka Photo 7th Annual OPEN Festival Of New Jewish Theater Returns With Stars, Comedy, And Ivanka & Jared
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The Jewish Plays Project (David Winitsky, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up for the 7th Annual OPEN: Festival of New Jewish Theater.

7th Annual OPEN Festival Of New Jewish Theater Returns With Stars, Comedy, And Ivanka Photo 7th Annual OPEN Festival Of New Jewish Theater Returns With Stars, Comedy, And Ivanka & Jared
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The Jewish Plays Project (David Winitsky, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up for the 7th Annual OPEN: Festival of New Jewish Theater.

LPTW Releases Third Women Count Report Quantifying Lack of Gender Parity Photo LPTW Releases Third Women Count Report Quantifying Lack of Gender Parity
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, has published the third in a series of reports authored by Martha Wade Steketee with Judy Binus, on the status of women employed in New York City theatres, with the goal of changing the conversation from anecdote to action. The third report, Women Count: Women Hired Off Broadway, available attheatrewomen.org/women-count, analyzes employment in 13 professional roles - playwrights, directors, designers, and others - in 699 Off- and Off-Off-Broadway productions by 23 theatre companies for 7 complete seasons, 2010-2011 through 2016-2017 to show where women are and are not being hired.

The Duplex to Host IN THE WORKS Photo The Duplex to Host IN THE WORKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present "In The Works." This exciting series is in it's second season was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers.

Photo Flash: [PORTO] Celebrates Opening Off-Broadway Photo Photo Flash: [PORTO] Celebrates Opening Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Tuesday night marked the opening night of the Off-Broadway premiere of [PORTO], a new play by Obie Award Winner Kate Benson presented byWP Theater and The Bushwick Starr, in association with New Georges.

The Drama League Announces Its 2018 Resident Artists Photo The Drama League Announces Its 2018 Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) has announced the theater directors and ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2018 Drama League Artist Residency Program. Public work-in-progress presentations will be held periodically throughout the year at The Drama League Theater Center, 32 Avenue of the Americas, in Tribeca. Schedules are available at www.dramaleague.org or by calling (212) 244-9494.

Judy Gold To Lead Benefit Reading of THE RAGING SKILLET Photo Judy Gold To Lead Benefit Reading of THE RAGING SKILLET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

The Jewish Plays Project (David Winitsky, Executive Artistic Director) is thrilled to present the New York premiere of the future off-Broadway smash hit culinary and theatrical event Raging Skillet, the true story of Chef Rossi, the punk-rock caterer, event maestro, and TV star. The reading-with-food-and-drink of 'Skillet' will star Judy Gold and Marilyn Sokol and be held at the Theater at the 14th Street Y on March 28, 2018 at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.jewishplaysproject.org/skillet

Casting Announced For New Georges Sound Rep at The Flea Theater Photo Casting Announced For New Georges Sound Rep at The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Producing Artistic Director; Jaynie Saunders Tiller, Managing Director) will present two experimental plays in which sound design is intrinsic to story, text and theatrical landscape in rep together at The Flea Theater (20 Thomas Street between Church Street and Broadway), February 14-March 4

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE POOL at The Flea Theater Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE POOL at The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Pool, a pop-up theater company, will present three new plays in rotating rep from November 15 - December 16, 2017 in a limited 5-week engagement at The Flea Theater's brand-new Tribeca home, located at 20 Thomas Street. The plays are Susan Bernfield's TANIA IN THE GETAWAY VAN directed by Portia Krieger, Peter Gil-Sheridan's THE RAFA PLAY directed by Morgan Gould, and Lynn Rosen's WASHED UP ON THE POTOMAC directed by Jos Zayas.

New Georges to present Two Sound-Driven Plays In Rep at The Flea 2/14-3/4 Photo New Georges to present Two Sound-Driven Plays In Rep at The Flea 2/14-3/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Producing Artistic Director; Jaynie Saunders Tiller, ManagStaff Board 5ing Director) will present two experimental plays in which sound design is intrinsic to story, text and theatrical landscape in rep together at The Flea Theater (20 Thomas Street between Church Street and Broadway), February 14-March 4. The rep will feature the World Premiere of Sound House, written by Stephanie Fleischmann (Red Fly, Blue Bottle at HERE; Eloise & Ray with New Georges), directed by Debbie Saivetz (Our Dad is in Atlantis with Working Theater) along with the World Premiere of This is the Color Described By the Time, conceived and directed by Lily Whitsitt and created by Door 10. Tickets (starting at $25) are available for advance purchase at www.newgeorges.org.

Openings Start Monday Night For The Pool At The Flea Theater Photo Openings Start Monday Night For The Pool At The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

The Pool, a pop-up theater company, will present three new plays in rotating rep from November 15 - December 16, 2017 in a limited 5-week engagement at The Flea Theater's brand-new Tribeca home, located at 20 Thomas Street. The plays are Susan Bernfield's TANIA IN THE GETAWAY VAN directed by Portia Krieger, Peter Gil-Sheridan's THE RAFA PLAY directed by Morgan Gould, and Lynn Rosen's WASHED UP ON THE POTOMAC directed by Jos Zayas.

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