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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2010
Frank Bayer, whose long career in theatre included stints as actor and stage manager on Broadway and as casting director and production supervisor at the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, died on September 22, 2010. He was born June 29, 1936, in Brazil, Indiana.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011
Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Utah Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2011
Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Utah Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2010
Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off its 35th Anniversary Season with PTC@PLAY, a new play festival running October 5-21 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). The Festival, with staged readings of works by established playwrights as well as new voices, features Casa Cushman, by Leigh Fondakowski in conjunction with the Tectonic Theater Project, Strongman's Ghost by Jeffrey Hatcher, What We're Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, How To Write A New Book For The Bible by Bill Cain and Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge. All readings are free with curtain time at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012
Pioneer Theatre Company presents John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, October 19 - November 3, 2012. Performances are scheduled Mondays - Thursdays, 7:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm; Saturday matinees, 2:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012
Pioneer Theatre Company presents John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, tonight, October 19 - November 3, 2012. Performances are scheduled Mondays - Thursdays, 7:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm; Saturday matinees, 2:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2010
Marin Theatre Company announces the world premiere of 9 Circles, the newest play by Equivocation playwright Bill Cain. 9 Circles is the riveting story of a young American soldier on trial for his life. San Francisco favorite Kent Nicholson returns to the Bay Area to direct 9 Circles in MTC's intimate 99-seat Lieberman Theatre. 9 Circles runs October 14 through November 7, 2010. Opening night is October 19.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011
This October, the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre once again introduces a new script for the American theatre with the world premiere of How to Write a New Book for the Bible.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2010
Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off its 35th Anniversary Season with PTC@PLAY, a new play festival running October 5-21 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). The Festival, with staged readings of works by established playwrights as well as new voices, features Casa Cushman, by Leigh Fondakowski in conjunction with the Tectonic Theater Project, Strongman's Ghost by Jeffrey Hatcher, What We're Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, How To Write A New Book For The Bible by Bill Cain and Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge. All readings are free with curtain time at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2010
Marin Theatre Company announces the world premiere of 9 Circles, the newest play by Equivocation playwright Bill Cain. 9 Circles is the riveting story of a young American soldier on trial for his life. San Francisco favorite Kent Nicholson returns to the Bay Area to direct 9 Circles in MTC's intimate 99-seat Lieberman Theatre. 9 Circles runs October 14 through November 7, 2010. Opening night is October 19.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011
This October, the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre once again introduces a new script for the American theatre with the world premiere of How to Write a New Book for the Bible.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2011
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is set to present Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of Bill Cain's Equivocation in the first collaboration between Arena Stage and OSF.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011
Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company presents the second Aurora Script Club meeting of the season with playwright Bill Cain's (Equivocation, Nine Circles) Stand-Up Tragedy. Cain introduced Stand-Up Tragedy to the American stage 20 years ago, telling a story in music and dance through characters who feel like puppets gambling with their fate in an 'ecology of evil.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2010
Bill Cain's How to Write a New Book for the Bible: A Play for an Older Actress will have a staged reading March 8 at 7:30 p.m. as part of South Coast Repertory's NewSCRipts series. (Please note that the date has changed since the series was first announced.) Bible is the 111th play to receive a staged reading in SCR's venerable play reading program.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013
Pioneer Theatre Company presents the iconic American comedy The Odd Couple, March 22 through April 6, 2013.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012
Philadelphia Theatre Company announces BILL CAIN as the first recipient of the Terrence McNally New Play Award for the research and development of his newest play about Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins which has the working title Unvarnished. The Terrence McNally New Play Award is a $10,000 cash prize given annually to recognize a new play that celebrates the transformative power of art. The Award will also include a year of development support at PTC, including readings as well as administrative support and networking to help manage the future of the play beyond its time at PTC.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011
Marin Theatre Company is proud to announce that 9 Circles by Bill Cain and Splinters by Emily Schwend are finalists for the 2011 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2010
Marin Theatre Company is pleased to announce that the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has named Equivocation by Bill Cain winner of the 2010 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, which recognizes the best scripts premiered professionally in 2009 outside of New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2010
Marin Theatre Company is proud to present the high-stakes political thriller Equivocation by Bill Cain, which runs March 25 through April 18, 2010. This Bay Area premiere follows its smash world premiere at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and productions in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011
Publick Theatre Boston (http://www.publicktheatre.com), a resident company of the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), presents the East Coast premiere of 9 Circles, the timely and dazzling new play by Bill Cain (Founder of Boston Shakespeare Company) March 17 - April 9, 2011 at the BCA Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont Street, South End Boston.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013
Category 7 in association with La Salle Academy and Nativity Mission announces the cast and creative team for Stand-Up Tragedy, Bill Cain's searing 1991 play about a Lower East Side middle school, where an idealistic young teacher sets out to save one of his students from an abusive family and the streets. Directed by Nicholas Minas, performances begin at Nativity Church (44 2nd Avenue - between 2nd & 3rd Streets) on Saturday, April 12, 2013 and will continue through May 4.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013
Round House Theatre continues its 2013 Bethesda season with the East Coast premiere of How to Write a New Book for the Bible, which runs April 10 thru May 5. Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette makes his Round House directing debut with this powerful, beautiful new play by Bill Cain, the author of such plays as Equivocation and 9 Circles. Opening night is Monday, April 15, 2013.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2010
TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, continues its commitment to the creation and development of new works with the 2010 New Works Festival, sponsored by Microsoft. The ninth annual Festival, August 8-22 at TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre, features fifteen days of new works unveiled to the public, including new musicals, new plays, a cabaret concert, and a panel discussion. This year's festival will feature a developmental production of the funny and inspirational musical FLY BY NIGHT from Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly, and Michael Mitnick. Additionally announced for this summer's lineup are staged readings of two musicals: GREAT WALL, a vibrant pop musical from Kevin Merritt and Kevin So (with Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang as a story consultant), and the moving gospel and jazz musical RED CLAY from Jeff Hughes and Scott Ethier. The festival will also feature readings of two plays: HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE, the latest piece from New Works Festival veteran Bill Cain (Equivocation) and VARIATIONS ON A THEME, a luminous drama by Anna Ziegler. Audience members are invited to a Meet the Artists Panel at 7:30pm on August 15. The panel discussion will give an inside look at what it's like to write for the stage. Festival composers, performers, and special guests will share a wealth of new songs and treasured favorites at Festival: Unplugged, Songs in the Key of New, a cabaret concert on Friday, August 20. For tickets (on sale July 16) and info, you may call the box office at (650) 463-1960 or visit www.theatreworks.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010
North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present The San Diego Premiere of a two-time Tony Award winning musical. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, directed by Rick Simas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival expands its ongoing commitment to the development and production of new work with five new commissions announced today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013
Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2013/14 Season, beginning this fall with the Chicago premiere of Bill Cain's spellbinding drama 9 CIRCLES directed by Marti Lyons. This winter, Sideshow begins its residency at Victory Gardens Theater with the Chicago premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig's THE GOLDEN DRAGON, translated by David Tushingham and directed by Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green and Marti Lyons. Sideshow's critically acclaimed 2012 production of Schimmelpfennig's Idomeneus earned the company a Jeff Award for Best Ensemble. Sideshow's 2013/14 Season concludes next spring with the world premiere drama TYRANT by Artistic Associate Kathleen Akerley. For tickets and additional information, visit www.sideshowtheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2010
North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present The San Diego Premiere of a two-time Tony Award winning musical. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, directed by Rick Simas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013
Sideshow Theatre Company, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, will open its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of 9 CIRCLES by Bill Cain, directed by Marti Lyons, playing August 29 - October 6, 2013 at The DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2010
Marin Theatre Company announces the world premiere of 9 Circles, the newest play by Equivocation playwright Bill Cain. 9 Circles is the riveting story of a young American soldier on trial for his life. San Francisco favorite Kent Nicholson returns to the Bay Area to direct 9 Circles in MTC's intimate 99-seat Lieberman Theatre. 9 Circles runs October 14 through November 7, 2010. Opening night is October 19.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2011
Publick Theatre Boston (http://www.publicktheatre.com), a resident company of the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), presents the East Coast premiere of 9 Circles, the timely and dazzling new play by Bill Cain (Founder of Boston Shakespeare Company) March 17 - April 9, 2011 at the BCA Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont Street, South End Boston.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents PTC@Play, a two-week festival of new work on February 18-March 3 at PTC's home at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). The festival will feature staged readings of four new plays by both established and emerging playwrights, a new play with music in development starring Tony and Barrymore Award winner Forrest McClendon as African American vaudeville legend Bert Williams, and an evening of short plays, FuturePhilly@Play, by seven emerging playwrights. Each playwright will be in-residence at PTC for their reading, and every reading will conclude with a reception where audiences and artists can meet. All events are free with curtain time at 7:30 PM. A highlight of PTC@Play will be the February 18th announcement of the winner of the Terrence McNally New Play Award, a $10,000 cash prize given annually to recognize a new play that celebrates the transformative power of art.
by Andrew White - Feb 18, 2013
If I could grab you by the shoulders, Dear Reader, look you square in the eye and tell you “See this play—now!” I would. Forum Theatre's accomplished and deeply moving production of Bill Cain's “9 Circles,” now at the Round House Theatre's Silver Spring stage, is that good. And that necessary.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents PTC@Play, a two-week festival of new work today, February 18-March 3 at PTC's home at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). The festival will feature staged readings of four new plays by both established and emerging playwrights, a new play with music in development starring Tony and Barrymore Award winner Forrest McClendon as African American vaudeville legend Bert Williams, and an evening of short plays, FuturePhilly@Play, by seven emerging playwrights. Each playwright will be in-residence at PTC for their reading, and every reading will conclude with a reception where audiences and artists can meet. All events are free with curtain time at 7:30 PM. A highlight of PTC@Play will be the February 18th announcement of the winner of the Terrence McNally New Play Award, a $10,000 cash prize given annually to recognize a new play that celebrates the transformative power of art.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2010
Bill Cain's How to Write a New Book for the Bible: A Play for an Older Actress will have a staged reading March 8 at 7:30 p.m. as part of South Coast Repertory's NewSCRipts series. (Please note that the date has changed since the series was first announced.) Bible is the 111th play to receive a staged reading in SCR's venerable play reading program.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2010
Marin Theatre Company Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis and Producing Director Ryan Rilette are pleased to announce the winners of MTC's two American Play Prizes.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2011
Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company presents the second Aurora Script Club meeting of the season with playwright Bill Cain's (Equivocation, Nine Circles) Stand-Up Tragedy. Cain introduced Stand-Up Tragedy to the American stage 20 years ago, telling a story in music and dance through characters who feel like puppets gambling with their fate in an 'ecology of evil.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2010
Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off its 35th Anniversary Season with PTC@PLAY, a new play festival running October 5-21 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). The Festival, with staged readings of works by established playwrights as well as new voices, features Casa Cushman, by Leigh Fondakowski in conjunction with the Tectonic Theater Project, Strongman's Ghost by Jeffrey Hatcher, What We're Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, How To Write A New Book For The Bible by Bill Cain and Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge. All readings are free with curtain time at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2010
TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, continues its commitment to the creation and development of new works with the 2010 New Works Festival, sponsored by Microsoft. The ninth annual Festival, August 8-22 at TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre, features fifteen days of new works unveiled to the public, including new musicals, new plays, a cabaret concert, and a panel discussion. This year's festival will feature a developmental production of the funny and inspirational musical FLY BY NIGHT from Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly, and Michael Mitnick. Additionally announced for this summer's lineup are staged readings of two musicals: GREAT WALL, a vibrant pop musical from Kevin Merritt and Kevin So (with Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang as a story consultant), and the moving gospel and jazz musical RED CLAY from Jeff Hughes and Scott Ethier. The festival will also feature readings of two plays: HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE, the latest piece from New Works Festival veteran Bill Cain (Equivocation) and VARIATIONS ON A THEME, a luminous drama by Anna Ziegler. Audience members are invited to a Meet the Artists Panel at 7:30pm on August 15. The panel discussion will give an inside look at what it's like to write for the stage. Festival composers, performers, and special guests will share a wealth of new songs and treasured favorites at Festival: Unplugged, Songs in the Key of New, a cabaret concert on Friday, August 20. For tickets (on sale July 16) and info, you may call the box office at (650) 463-1960 or visit www.theatreworks.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2011
This October, the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre once again introduces a new script for the American theatre with the world premiere of How to Write a New Book for the Bible.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010
TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, continues its commitment to the creation and development of new works with the 2010 New Works Festival, sponsored by Microsoft. The ninth annual Festival, August 8-22 at TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre, features fifteen days of new works unveiled to the public, including new musicals, new plays, a cabaret concert, and a panel discussion. This year's festival will feature a developmental production of the funny and inspirational musical FLY BY NIGHT from Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly, and Michael Mitnick. Additionally announced for this summer's lineup are staged readings of two musicals: GREAT WALL, a vibrant pop musical from Kevin Merritt and Kevin So (with Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang as a story consultant), and the moving gospel and jazz musical RED CLAY from Jeff Hughes and Scott Ethier. The festival will also feature readings of two plays: HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE, the latest piece from New Works Festival veteran Bill Cain (Equivocation) and VARIATIONS ON A THEME, a luminous drama by Anna Ziegler. Audience members are invited to a Meet the Artists Panel at 7:30pm on August 15. The panel discussion will give an inside look at what it's like to write for the stage. Festival composers, performers, and special guests will share a wealth of new songs and treasured favorites at Festival: Unplugged, Songs in the Key of New, a cabaret concert on Friday, August 20. For tickets (on sale July 16) and info, you may call the box office at (650) 463-1960 or visit www.theatreworks.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010
North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present The San Diego Premiere of a two-time Tony Award winning musical. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, directed by Rick Simas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011
Publick Theatre Boston (http://www.publicktheatre.com), a resident company of the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), presents the East Coast premiere of 9 Circles, the timely and dazzling new play by Bill Cain (Founder of Boston Shakespeare Company) March 17 - April 9, 2011 at the BCA Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont Street, South End Boston.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011
Marin Theatre Company is proud to announce that 9 Circles by Bill Cain received the 2011 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award at a ceremony on April 2 during the 2011 Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013
Round House Theatre continues its 2013 Bethesda season with the East Coast premiere of How to Write a New Book for the Bible, which runs now thru May 5. Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette makes his Round House directing debut with this powerful, beautiful new play by Bill Cain, the author of such plays as Equivocation and 9 Circles. Opening night is tonight, April 15, 2013.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013
Category 7 in association with La Salle Academy and Nativity Mission announces the cast and creative team for Stand-Up Tragedy, Bill Cain's searing 1991 play about a Lower East Side middle school, where an idealistic young teacher sets out to save one of his students from an abusive family and the streets. Directed by Nicholas Minas, performances begin at Nativity Church (44 2nd Avenue - between 2nd & 3rd Streets) tonight, April 12, 2013 and will continue through May 4.
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