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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
From the playwright and producers of Hit the Wall comes the West Coast premiere of Exit Strategy by acclaimed Chicago playwright Ike Holter. First produced in Chicago in 2014 and then off-Broadway in 2016, this fiery and poetic play will be directed by Deena Selenow. Three preview performances are scheduled for September 26, 27, and 28, and opening is set for Friday, September 29 at 8pm. The run will continue through November 5 in the Davidson/Valentini Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017
From the playwright and producers of Hit the Wall comes the West Coast premiere of Exit Strategy by acclaimed Chicago playwright Ike Holter. First produced in Chicago in 2014 and then off-Broadway in 2016, this fiery and poetic play will be directed by Deena Selenow. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017
Primary Stages has announced the lineup of guests for talkbacks that will happen after select shows of their first production of the 2017/18 season, the New York Premiere of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD written by Scott Carter and directed by Kimberly Senior.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017
Primary Stages announced today additional programming and events for the Fall 2017 season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
Goodman Theatre announces the lineup of its 14th annual New Stages Festival - a celebration and discovery of new work by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Over the course of three weeks, the annual festival offers Chicago theatergoers a first look at eight new works, completely free-of-charge.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017
Rec Room Arts is thrilled to present SENDER, a raucous new comedy by Chicago-based playwright Ike Holter, recent recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for Drama and author of notable works EXIT STRATEGY and HIT THE WALL. In SENDER, Holter utilizes his signature rich, lyrical, rapid-fire language as he presents a millennial-centric, pressure-cooker of a world that's edgy, challenging, socially relevant, and hilarious.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017
Goodman Theatre invites emerging theater writers and critics to apply for its new boot camp intensive experience Criticism in a Changing America designed to develop journalists' understanding of how plays live in the wider context of contemporary issues.
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2017
Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, October 10, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017
Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) announced today their fall 2017 production will be the world premiere of Susan Soon He Stanton's new play, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY, directed by Kip Fagan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017
Based on extensive interviews with a retired Marine officer who served in Vietnam, Christopher Johnston's new play, The Ghosts of War, chronicles Jim Kyle's four-decade search to learn what happened to his friend, Danny Nicklow, who was killed in action at Khe Sanh in 1967.
by - Oct 23, 2017
Get all the scoop on THE GIFTED, airing on FOX on Monday, October 23, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017
Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS today, October 10, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) has announced casting for the world premiere of TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY, a new play by Susan Soon He Stanton.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017
The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017
Primary Stages announces a three-week extension for Pride and Prejudice, adapted by and featuring Kate Hamill (Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility) and directed by Amanda Dehnert (Richard III), in a co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 15, 2017
Composer Ray Leslee (Standup Shakespeare, Avenue X) and playwright, actor, HBO Def Poet, Brian Dykstra, have teamed up with Musical Director Kimberly Grigsby (Amelie, Spiderman, Spring Awakening) to present a workshop presentation of a new musical based on the comedy by Moliere. The script-in-hand readings will take place Thursday Nov 16th at The Lark Play Development Center and Friday, November 17th at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios. The presentation will be directed by Margarett Perry.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, in collaboration with The Sol Project, presents the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017
???????Rec Room Arts announces a bold, multidisciplinary season that blends together theatre, ballet, opera, modern dance, visual art, and concert. Sitting in Rec Room's intimate bar across the hall from the performance space, artistic director Matt Hune explains: 'We want to showcase the epic in a small space; to bring opera to people who would never go to the opera or ballet to people who would never see a ballet. What we're doing is accessible.'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project is presenting the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham') as Belen, Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) as Eugenio and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks) as Monica. 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha directs.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017
Bergen County Players (BCP) concludes its 84th season with a staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Conceived by BCP alum Brian Shnipper and directed by Mark Rinis, this anthology of monologues and short plays began as a series of benefit events in Los Angeles, taking on a life of their own as an inspiring theatrical evening. The show will only run two nights, June 10 and 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours. 
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017
The New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by Weyni Mengesha, presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project, celebrated its opening night on May 10. Attendees included Ethan Lipton, Leigh Silverman and Keith Randolph Smith. The opening night party and celebration took place at Macondo West (2 Bank St.), and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017
Victory Gardens Theater closes its 42nd season with the Chicago Premiere of Native Gardens, written by Karen Zacarias and directed by Marti Lyons.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017
Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), in association with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has announced SPILL, written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project, The People's Temple).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017
In Ike Holter's edgy new comedy Exit Strategy, a crumbling Chicago school is about to be shut down over the dead body of at least one teacher. Vice Principal Ricky Hubble has been hiding in his office, still afraid of the kids and teachers, just as he was as an insecure high school student 13 years ago - until an unexpected encounter with a student challenges this mouse to roar.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017
Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries today, Monday, March 6, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre hosts a town hall meeting on the importance of theatre in our community on Thursday March 16 at 7 PM at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017
Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), The Profane is currently in previews and opens on April 9 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) for a run through April 30. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017
In Ike Holter's edgy new comedy Exit Strategy, a crumbling Chicago school is about to be shut down over the dead body of at least one teacher. Vice Principal Ricky Hubble has been hiding in his office, still afraid of the kids and teachers, just as he was as an insecure high school student 13 years ago - until an unexpected encounter with a student challenges this mouse to roar.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017
???????Although teachers will receive discounts throughout the run of EXIT STRATEGY, they are being invited to attend the Friday, April 7 performance at no charge. Ike Holter's edgy new comedy about the shutdown of a crumbling Chicago school uncovers all the humor in the teachers' room gossip, conflicts and chaos in the staff's efforts to save the school.
by - Mar 11, 2017
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/11/2017.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017
Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017
Jackalope Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Gus Menary, announces its 2017/18 season, the company's 10th. The upcoming season features four productions, including three world premieres.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017
On July 13, 2017 new creative arts ensemble The Roustabouts will drop the world premiere of Put Your House In Order by Ike Holter in a limited five-show run, in coordination with A Red Orchid Theatre's Incubator.
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 2, 2017
Gloucester Stage Company opens it 38th season with the New England premiere of John Kolvenbach's play about a pair of brothers who decide to try robbing a bank in an unwise career move. Taking the money turns out to be much easier than finding a way out of the executive washroom. A sympathetic bank teller, a cooperative cop, and a hostage who harbors some secrets all play a part in determining a convoluted outcome.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017
PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2017/18 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
On July 13, 2017 new creative arts ensemble The Roustabouts will drop the world premiere of Put Your House In Order by Ike Holter in a limited five-show run, in coordination with A Red Orchid Theatre's Incubator.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017
Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company presents the Southeastern premiere of Exit Strategy written by Ike Holter and directed by John Dillon, running February 21 - March 19, 2017 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center's Performance Theater.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017
Primary Stages has announced the lineup of guests for talkbacks that will happen after select shows of their first production of the 2017/18 season, the New York Premiere of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD written by Scott Carter and directed by Kimberly Senior.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017
Goodman Theatre announces the lineup of its 14th annual New Stages Festival - a celebration and discovery of new work by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Over the course of three weeks, the annual festival offers Chicago theatergoers a first look at eight new works, completely free-of-charge.
by - Apr 8, 2017
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/8/2017.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017
In Michael McKeever's compelling new play, Daniel's Husband, we see Daniel and Mitchell enjoying life as the Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn't perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell does not. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017
Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project will present the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks).
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017
Difficult, but welcome discussions about race and representation continue to spread through the theatre landscape. Yesterday, a group of Middle Eastern and Muslim theater artists from Noor Theatre and elsewhere released a letter expressing concern about Playwrights Horizons' current production of Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE. Playwrights Horizons has responded today with a call for public discussion and further collaboration.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project presents the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017
Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017
The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Jerry MacKinnon (Sleepy Hallow) and Samantha Ressler (This is the End) will star in award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler's Actually, a co-world premiere with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Tyne Rafaeli will direct the Geffen's production which runs May 2, 2017 through June 11, 2017 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Opening night is May 10, 2017. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017
Jackalope's 9th season continues with the Midwest premiere of Ideation, written byAaron Loeb, directed by Gus Menary*, with the full cast and production team announced below.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017
Playwrights Horizons has announced, following critical acclaim and popular demand, a one-week extension for The Profane, the world premiere of a new play by Horton Foote Prize winner Zayd Dohrn (Sick, Reborning) and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy).