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Tony Kushner's other plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels In America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul and Caroline, or Change. His adaptations include Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, and Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children ... (read more)
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Tony Kushner's other plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels In America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul and Caroline, or Change. His adaptations include Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, and Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children ... (read more)
Justin Kirk Joins PERRY MASON Limited SeriesJustin Kirk Joins PERRY MASON Limited Series
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

Deadline reports that Justin Kirk will join 'Perry Mason,' a reimagined HBO miniseries. He joins previously-announced cast members John Lithgow, Matthew Rhys, and Tatiana Maslany. (more...)

Memphis High School To Present The Regional World Premiere Of LOCKDOWN: AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONSMemphis High School To Present The Regional World Premiere Of LOCKDOWN: AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) are pleased to announce that Ridgeway High School in Memphis, TN will present the regional premiere of LOCKDOWN: AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. Written by Daniel Robert Sullivan and a team of teenagers from New York City, Lockdown: Await Further Instructions was developed in partnership with Roundabout Theatre Company's Education Department. The play, devised from the words and experiences of its co-creators, will have its regional world premiere at Ridgeway High School on November 1st and 2nd at 7:00pm, and November 3rd at 3:00pm. Tickets are available at the door. Ridgeway High School is located at 2009 Ridgeway Rd., Memphis, TN 38119. (more...)


by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2019

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Spinning Tree Presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019

Spinning Tree Theatre continues the 2019-20 season November 8-24 with Caroline, or Change. This Kansas City premiere, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), premiered at New York City's Off-Broadway Public Theater in 2003, with a Broadway run in 2004. The subsequent London production won The Olivier Award for Best New Musical; a successful West End revival will transfer to Broadway in 2020. (more...)

Sage Theatre Celebrates Their 20th Year BoldlySage Theatre Celebrates Their 20th Year Boldly
by Vicki Trask - Oct 2, 2019

For two decades, Sage Theatre has been exploring deep into characters and stories that look into what it means to be alive today. They have created memorable productions, world premieres and given Calgary theatre artists a chance to challenge themselves on powerful work. (more...)

Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Film Wraps Production!Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Film Wraps Production!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

The Steven Spielberg-directed West Side Story film has officially wrapped production! Amblin, the production company behind the adaptation, shared pictures from the set along with a letter from Spielberg. (more...)

BWW Blog: 'Fortune Favours the Brave' Says Atlantic Acting School Scholarship Winner Andrea SolongeBWW Blog: 'Fortune Favours the Brave' Says Atlantic Acting School Scholarship Winner Andrea Solonge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

Andrea Solonge reflects on a life-changing scholarship for Atlantic Acting School offered by the Equity Foundation. ALIVE. That's one word that almost barely yet solely encompasses the energy of New York. People say exactly what they're thinking, millions of people are swarming from one place to another, the subway is bustling and everybody is walking with purpose. (more...)

New Date Announced For An Evening With Rita Moreno At The Broad StageNew Date Announced For An Evening With Rita Moreno At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents The Broad Stage debut of Rita Moreno, with her trio, on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30pm. The Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony winning legend is one of the busiest stars in show business. (more...)

La ObraÁngeles En América. El Milenio Seaproxima Expone La Batalla Por Defender Lo Que Somos Y Lo Que Deseamos SerLa ObraÁngeles En América. El Milenio Seaproxima Expone La Batalla Por Defender Lo Que Somos Y Lo Que Deseamos Ser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

Diversos relatos en los que los personajes atraviesan momentos épicos que los conducen a mirar las diferentes realidades de las que forman parte integran la obra Ángeles de América: El milenio se aproxima, que se escenificará de jueves a domingo a las 18:00 horas del 3 al 27 de octubre en el Teatro del Bosque Julio Castillo del Centro Cultural del Bosque, después de una exitosa temporada el año pasado en el Centro Cultural Universitario de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. (more...)

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Virginia Jackson Browning TheatreBWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre
by Rob Levy - Sep 23, 2019

Angels In America is must-see event that is, in equal parts, a depiction, dialogue, response and conversation about the AIDS crisis. It also is underpinned by themes of race, life, death, faith and politics. (more...)

Michael Urie, Nikki M. James, Among Complete Casting of The Public's A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAYMichael 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. (more...)

BWW Review: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Ray Of Light Theatre Thrills and InspiresBWW Review: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Ray Of Light Theatre Thrills and Inspires
by Jim Munson - Sep 18, 2019

There is just something so damned exciting about Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's 'Caroline, or Change'! It is rare indeed to experience a work of art this ambitious, morally complex, entertaining, honest, and just plain downright human. It is easily one of the handful of best musicals written in the past 25 years. And how original - a musical play about nothing less than the human capacity for change and growth despite seemingly insurmountable odds. For anyone out there bemoaning the dumbing-down of the American musical theater and longing for the halcyon days of Broadway's supposed Golden Age, you need look no further than 'Caroline' to restore your confidence. (more...)

Crowded Fire Announces 2020 SeasonCrowded Fire Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Crowded Fire's Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 2020 mainstage season lineup including two new plays that uphold the company's long tradition of collaborative work and boundary-pushing theater. (more...)

National Theatre Announces New Productions, Including Emma Rice and Tony Kushner AdaptationsNational Theatre Announces New Productions, Including Emma Rice and Tony Kushner Adaptations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its productions on-sale for October 2019 a?' March 2020 (more...)

VIDEO: Ansel Elgort Found Out He Was Cast in WEST SIDE STORY From Steven SpielbergVIDEO: Ansel Elgort Found Out He Was Cast in WEST SIDE STORY From Steven Spielberg
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2019

Ansel Elgort stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about his upcoming film, The Goldfinch. During the interview, Colbert congratulated Elgort for landing the lead role of Tony in the upcoming West Side Story film. (more...)

Photo Flash: Garrett Clayton & Charlie Thurston Star in LAVENDER MEN Staged ReadingPhoto Flash: Garrett Clayton & Charlie Thurston Star in LAVENDER MEN Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Lavender Men, written by Roger Q. Mason and directed by Lovell Holder, had the largest audience yet for The Circle Series, a staged reading series hosted at  Circle in the Square Theatre The Circle Series is a brand new reading series that presents new and developing work on Circle In the Square's Broadway stage, home of the Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma! Inspired by work like Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, Lavender Men is a daring historical revisionist tale told through an experiemental queer lens. The reading played to a packed house on Monday, August 24. (more...)

Roundabout Announces Winners Of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading SeriesRoundabout Announces Winners Of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading Series. As part of the collaborative partnership between Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University, the reading series awards three playwrights from the current MFA program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as a reading in Roundabout's Rehearsal Hall, followed by a post-reading reception. Five finalists have also received cash prizes in recognition of their exceptional work. No other collaborative partnership in the New York area brings together an esteemed Ivy League MFA program with a Tony Award-winning, not-for-profit theatre. The reading series is made possible by a grant from The Tow Foundation.    (more...)

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Season ExtendsCAROLINE, OR CHANGE Season Extends
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Due to popular demand, the stunning award-winning musical Caroline, Or Change has been extended by an additional week. Featuring a spectacular cast and helmed by a stellar creative team, this Hayes Theatre Co production has captivated audiences and received rave reviews. Directed by four time Helpmann Award winner Mitchell Butel, this uplifting and profound musical by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet) will now play at the Hayes until 28 September with tickets available at hayestheatre.com.au. (more...)

Kesselring Prize for Playwriting Awarded to Inda Craig-GalvánKesselring Prize for Playwriting Awarded to Inda Craig-Galván
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

The National Arts Club (NAC) has selected Inda Craig-Galván as the recipient of the 2019 Kesselring Prize for playwriting. Since 1980, the $25,000 award has been presented to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Sets A New Style Of Musical While Contemplating Change From The Simplest Nickels And Dimes To Major Movements Of Social EqualityBWW REVIEW: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Sets A New Style Of Musical While Contemplating Change From The Simplest Nickels And Dimes To Major Movements Of Social Equality
by Jade Kops - Aug 30, 2019

Under Mitchell Butel's direction, Tony Kushner (book and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori's (music) CAROLINE, OR CHANGE contemplates the shifting social landscape of America in 1963. (more...)

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