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Roundabout Announces 2019-20 Directing Fellow, Cristina Angeles
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the artistic team: Directing Fellow Cristina Angeles. Angeles is the fourth Roundabout Directing Fellow; this season she will assist on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, work with the theatre's artistic team as a script reader, and use Roundabout's resources to develop her own projects.

Wake Up With BWW 6/18: First Look at the WEST SIDE STORY Cast, Debra Messing in BIRTH Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/18: First Look at the WEST SIDE STORY Cast, Debra Messing in BIRTHDAY CANDLES, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Debra Messing returns to Broadway, first look at the West Side Story cast, and more!

Breaking: Debra Messing to Star in Roundabout's BIRTHDAY CANDLES on Broadway Photo Breaking: Debra Messing to Star in Roundabout's BIRTHDAY CANDLES on Broadway
by Julie Musbach - Jun 17, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company just announced the New York premiere of Birthday Candles, marking the Broadway debut of playwright Noah Haidle, starring Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, directed by Vivienne Benesch.

The Flea Theater Announces New Resident Directors Photo The Flea Theater Announces New Resident Directors
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2019

The Flea Theater is proud to announce the addition of six new Resident Directors to its intensive practicum for early-career directors. Rebecca Aparicio, Jake Beckhard, Daniella Caggiano, Lauren DeLeon, Will Steinberger, and Raz Golden will join the current group of Resident Directors. 

Red Bull Theater Announces Selections for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Photo Red Bull Theater Announces Selections for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for their ninth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Kia Corthron and Marcus Gardley, alongside six brand new plays that have been chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country: Kate Abbruzzese, Terry Glaser, Eric Pfeffinger, BrIdgette Dutta Portman, David Lerner Schwartz, Sofya Levitsky Weitz, and Matthew Wells.

Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For 2019 Zeld Photo Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For 2019 Zelda Fichandler Award
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 4, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award, for a director or choreographer who is transforming theatre in the Central Region, are now being accepted through July 2, 2019.

BWW Review: Folger Theatre's LOVE's LABOR'S LOST at the Folger Shakespeare Library Photo BWW Review: Folger Theatre's LOVE's LABOR'S LOST at the Folger Shakespeare Library
by Hannah Wing - May 7, 2019

Folger Theatre's Love's Labor's Lost, directed by Vivienne Benesch, compliments the uniqueness of this comedy through a delightfully funny cast and production set during the 1930's.

BWW Interview: Vivienne Benesch of LOVE'S LABOR LOST at Folger Shakespeare Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Vivienne Benesch of LOVE'S LABOR LOST at Folger Shakespeare Theatre
by Lora Strum - Apr 24, 2019

It's all about the words, words, words for director Vivienne Benesch as she prepares to make her Folger Theatre debut with a new 1930s-styled production of Love's Labor's Lost.

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Presents HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Presents HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2019

PlayMakers Repertory Company is proud to present the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "How I Learned to Drive" by Tony Award¬ģ-nominated playwright Paula Vogel. The production, directed by Lee Sunday Evans, will run from April 3 to 21, 2019.

LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST Ends Folger's 2019/20 Season Photo LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST Ends Folger's 2019/20 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 28, 2019

Mind vs. Matter. Game on. Folger Theatre concludes its 2018/19 season of characters that "shake the world" with Love's Labor's Lost, Shakespeare's quick-witted comedy filled with oaths, trickery, and confessions of love. Vivienne Benesch, the 2017 winner of the annual Zelda Fichandler Award, makes her Folger directorial debut.

BWW Review: PlayMakers' Heavenly Production of LIFE OF GALILEO is One for the Ages Photo BWW Review: PlayMakers' Heavenly Production of LIFE OF GALILEO is One for the Ages
by Lauren Van Hemert - Mar 6, 2019

Between January 2018 and August 2018, the federal government attempted to censor, misrepresent, and otherwise silence science over 150 times. That's according to the Silencing Science Tracker (SST) launched by Columbia University's Sabin Center and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. While most of the 150 plus SST entries involved attempts to stifle climate science, 24-percent of the entries targeted scientists working in other fields. But the government assault on science is nothing new. In fact, nearly 400 years ago, Galileo Galilei was forced to recant some of his scientific views after the church found him guilty of heresy. Subsequently, his book Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was placed on the 'Index of Forbidden Books' by the Sacred Congregation of the Roman Inquisition, and he was placed on house arrest. Galileo's life is the subject of Bertolt Brecht's 1938 play LIFE OF GALILEO, which explores the ups and downs of going from being a celebrated scientist to a convicted dissident. More importantly, the play provides a 'big brother' commentary on humanity and the delusion of blind faith in an era of alternative facts.

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Presents Bertolt Brecht's LIFE OF GALILEO Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Presents Bertolt Brecht's LIFE OF GALILEO
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 27, 2019

PlayMakers Repertory Company What: "Life of Galileo" by Bertolt Brecht. Adaptation by Joseph Discher. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. When: February 27 to March 17, 2019. Opening Night & Press Opening Saturday March 2, 2019. Where: Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC Tickets: Start at $15; Students tickets start at $10

Red Bull Theater Opens Submissions for Ninth Annual Short New Play Festival Photo Red Bull Theater Opens Submissions for Ninth Annual Short New Play Festival
by Julie Musbach - Jan 8, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced that their ninth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Kia Corthron and Will Power, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. Submissions are now open through March 18, 2019.

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Presents Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Presents Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 10, 2018

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Dominique Morisseau's 'Skeleton Crew,' the searing dramatic final installment in her Detroit Trilogy. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, the production runs from October 10 to 28, 2018.

PlayMakers Presents Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Photo PlayMakers Presents Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Dominique Morisseau's 'Skeleton Crew,' the searing dramatic final installment in her Detroit Trilogy. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, the production runs from October 10 to 28, 2018.

PlayMakers Presents Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Next Month Photo PlayMakers Presents Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Next Month
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 24, 2018

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Dominique Morisseau's "Skeleton Crew," the searing dramatic final installment in her Detroit Trilogy. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, the production runs from October 10 to 28, 2018.

Casting Complete For 15th Annual New Stages Festival Photo Casting Complete For 15th Annual New Stages Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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-Mu√Īoz, directed by Jess McLeod; Felons and Familias by Sandra Delgado, directed by Marcela Mu√Īoz; 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).

Kate Burton, Lea DeLaria, and More Announced for Red Bull's 2018-19 Season Photo Kate Burton, Lea DeLaria, and More Announced for Red Bull's 2018-19 Season
by Julie Musbach - Sep 5, 2018

Red Bull Theater today announced the new season of its OBIE Award-winning Revelation Reading Series, the unique opportunity to hear rarely-produced classic plays, and brand new plays in conversation with the classics, performed by the finest actors in New York.

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents Ken Ludwig's SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN  Photo PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents Ken Ludwig's SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 31, 2018

The tale of Robin Hood is part of our collective mythology. Robin Hood is a nobleman who leaves behind his life of privilege to stand up for those in society who cannot. He is joined by a band of merry men and Maid Marian as he robs from the rich to give to the poor. But how well do we really know this legendary folk hero and what moves him? The legend of Robin Hood is one of the original resistance stories, and one man's awakening to the injustices of his society. In Ken Ludwig's frolicking, funny retelling, he's not a perfect man at all, but perfectly imperfect and surrounded by a colorful cast of characters who help challenge and shape his ideals.

2018 New Stages Fest Lineup Announced Photo 2018 New Stages Fest Lineup Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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-Mu√Īoz; 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.

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