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Bash Doran, Larissa FastHorse, Robert O'Hara, and Alan Poul Join Playwrights Horizons Photo Bash Doran, Larissa FastHorse, Robert O'Hara, and Alan Poul Join Playwrights Horizons Board
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2021

Playwrights Horizons today announced that four wide-ranging and award-winning artists have joined its Board of Directors: Bash Doran, Larissa FastHorse, Robert O’Hara, and Alan Poul.

Playwrights Horizons Launches New Literary Magazine ALMANAC Photo Playwrights Horizons Launches New Literary Magazine ALMANAC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2020

Playwrights Horizons has launched a new literary magazine, Almanac. Established at a time of pandemic and protest, Almanac is a new kind of publication-one in which a theater and the artists who comprise it come together to take stock of contemporary American politics, culture, and playwriting.

Playwrights Horizons Announces Plans for 50th Anniversary Season Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Plans for 50th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2020

Playwrights Horizons today announced plans for the 2021 season, which marks the Off-Broadway theater's 50th anniversary. Entering its second half-century, Playwrights meets this historic moment of disruption and transformation with a lineup of new plays that embody distinctive visions and bold storytelling.

Michael R. Jackson, Kenny Leon, Camille A. Brown and More Take Home 2020 Obie Awards! Photo Michael R. Jackson, Kenny Leon, Camille A. Brown and More Take Home 2020 Obie Awards!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2020

Tonight, in celebration of Off- and Off-Off Broadway theater, the American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice honored the recipients of the 65th Annual Obie Awards.

Cole Escola Will Host Obie Awards Ceremony- Set for June 4 Photo Cole Escola Will Host Obie Awards Ceremony- Set for June 4
by Nicole Rosky - May 26, 2020

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO) have just announced that the 65th Annual Obie Awards, New York's preeminent celebration of Off- and Off-Off Broadway theater, will premiere on YouTube.com/AmericanTheatreWing on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT.  The prerecorded ceremony will be hosted by comedian, actor and writer Cole Escola (Hulu's Difficult People, FXX's Man Seeking Woman, Amazon Prime's Mozart in the Jungle), who will also perform with surprise special guests.

Mario Cantone to Host the 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phoe Photo Mario Cantone to Host the 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and More to Present
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2020

Mario Cantone will host this year's Lucille Lortel Awards, which are being presented as a virtual broadcast and benefit for The Actors Fund on Sunday, May 3, at 7pm. The online event will bring together theatre performers, industry veterans, and fans worldwide in a celebration of Off-Broadway.

Breaking: THE WRONG MAN, A STRANGE LOOP & More Nominated for Lucille Lortel Awards- U Photo Breaking: THE WRONG MAN, A STRANGE LOOP & More Nominated for Lucille Lortel Awards- Updating Live!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 14, 2020

Nominations for the 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by theatre veterans Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer. The Awards will be presented during a special online event on Sunday, May 3, broadcast on the official website - www.LortelAwards.org - beginning at 7:00pm ET. A virtual 'host' and presenters will be announced at a later date. As always, the Lortel Awards will be a benefit for The Actors Fund and fans are encouraged to make donations at actorsfund.org/Lortel. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

Playwrights Horizons Has Announced the Cast and Creative Team for Sylvia Khoury's SEL Photo Playwrights Horizons Has Announced the Cast and Creative Team for Sylvia Khoury's SELLING KABUL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2020

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) is continuing its 2019/20 season with Sylvia Khoury's Selling Kabul, a thriller of shattering precision, tracking the human cost of immigration policy and the overlooked legacy of America's longest, and ongoing, war. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli and produced in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Khoury's play makes its New York premiere at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St) beginning March 27, 2020.

Playwrights Horizons Has Named Kyle Sircus Associate Managing Director Photo Playwrights Horizons Has Named Kyle Sircus Associate Managing Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2020

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) has promoted Kyle Sircus, currently the Off-Broadway theater's Director of Marketing, to the newly created position of Associate Managing Director, effective immediately. The promotion recognizes the growing role Sircus has had within the organization over the last several years, focusing on institutional advancement, strategic planning, and digital innovation, in addition to continuing to oversee the organization's robust marketing operations.

35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony Set for May 3; Anna Deavere Smith & Tim Sa Photo 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony Set for May 3; Anna Deavere Smith & Tim Sanford Receive Special Honors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2020

Details were announced today for the 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation.

Playwrights Horizons to Present Aleshea Harris' WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN Photo Playwrights Horizons to Present Aleshea Harris' WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2020

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) will present a return engagement of the The Movement Theatre Company (Producing Artistic Leadership Team David Mendiz√°bal, Deadria Harrington, Eric Lockley, Taylor Reynolds) staging of Aleshea Harris' What to Send Up When It Goes Down, directed by Whitney White. The production runs June 24 - July 19, 2020 (opening June 30, 2020) at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42 Street). 'It's an honor to include this extraordinary piece in our Redux Series, which expands the audience reach for vital new plays that premiered to limited runs elsewhere,' Playwrights Horizons Associate Artistic Director Adam Greenfield said. 'Aleshea Harris' play is an urgent, visceral, kaleidoscopic reckoning with racialized police violence in America-and a theatrical experience that demands our attention.'

Kerstin Anderson, Estelle Parsons, Margo Seibert and More to Star in Michael Friedman Photo Kerstin Anderson, Estelle Parsons, Margo Seibert and More to Star in Michael Friedman's UNKNOWN SOLDIER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) today announced the cast and creative team of Unknown Soldier, a sweeping, elegiac chamber musical that melts time, spanning three generations as it follows a woman's journey to unearth the secrets buried in her family's past. With a book and lyrics by Daniel Goldstein, making his New York writing debut, Unknown Soldier is also the last work from the late, beloved Michael Friedman (music and lyrics) to be premiered in the city. Together, they created a work that profoundly illustrates the search into the existences of those who've passed, connecting the love and loss, hope and regret of two womena?'and a country forever scarred by wara?'across a century. Unknown Soldier follows Ellen Rabinowitz, a woman who's inherited her grandmother's homea?'and with it, a clue that her understanding of her family and of herself are incomplete. Directed by Trip Cullman and choreographed by Patrick McCollum, this New York premiere production will take place in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street), February 14-March 29, 2020.

Playwrights Horizons Extends Lucas Hnath's THE THIN PLACE Photo Playwrights Horizons Extends Lucas Hnath's THE THIN PLACE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) announced a three-week extension of the New York premiere production of Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters. In the burgeoning friendship between two women-one who's recently experienced a strange loss, and another who communicates with the dead-Hnath crafts an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, and one mind's power to influence others.

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2019 Commissions Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces 2019 Commissions
by Stephi Wild - Dec 4, 2019

According to American Theatre, Playwrights Horizons has announced its new roster of playwrights who have been commissioned to develop new works with the company.

Playwrights Horizons Opens Live for Five Lottery For New York Premiere of Lucas Hnath Photo Playwrights Horizons Opens Live for Five Lottery For New York Premiere of Lucas Hnath's THE THIN PLACE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) is, from now through Thursday, November 14, accepting entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the first preview of Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters. Since his 'mesmerizing drama' (The New York Times) The Christians made its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2015, Hnath has received acclaim for two major Broadway productions (A Doll's House, Part 2 and Hillary and Clinton).

HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING Extends Again, Through November 17 Photo HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING Extends Again, Through November 17
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus), responding to critical acclaim and popular demand, announces a one-week extension of the already extended world premiere production of Heroes of the Fourth Turning. The play, written by Will Arbery (Plano, Evanston Salt Costs Climbing) and directed by Danya Taymor (a?oeDaddy,a?? Pass Over) will now run through November 17 (twice extended from the initial closing date of October 27) at the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St).

Tim Sanford To Step Down As Artistic Director Of Playwrights Horizons; Adam Greenfiel Photo Tim Sanford To Step Down As Artistic Director Of Playwrights Horizons; Adam Greenfield Announced As Successor
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2019

Playwrights Horizons today announced that its beloved longtime Artistic Director, Tim Sanford, will step down from the position in July 2020.

Playwrights Horizons Announces Casting For Lucas Hnath's THE THIN PLACE Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Casting For Lucas Hnath's THE THIN PLACE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) announces the cast and creative team for Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters. Since his a?oemesmerizing dramaa?? (The New York Times) The Christians made its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2015, Hnath has received acclaim for two major Broadway productions (A Doll's House, Part 2 and Hillary and Clinton). He now returns to Playwrights with his most arrestingly intimate work to date. In the burgeoning friendship between two womena?"one who's recently experienced a strange loss, and another who communicates with the deada?"Hnath crafts an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, and one mind's power to influence others. The Thin Place makes its New York premiere at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St), running November 22, 2019, through January 5, 2020.

Iyvon Edebiri Named Recipient of The Mark O'Donnell Prize Photo Iyvon Edebiri Named Recipient of The Mark O'Donnell Prize
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019

The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons announced today that New York City playwright Iyvon Edebiri is the 2019 recipient of a?oeThe Mark O'Donnell Prizea??, an annual prize presented to an emerging theater artist in recognition of her or his talent and promise.

A Celebration Of E. Katherine Kerr Announced At Playwrights Horizons Photo A Celebration Of E. Katherine Kerr Announced At Playwrights Horizons
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 4, 2019

Friends, colleagues, and students of the highly regarded and much loved actor, teacher, writer, and director E. Katherine Kerr will gather on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater to celebrate her life.

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