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Closing:October 29, 2006

Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons)

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by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 19, 2019
John Calvin Abney is set to return with his self-produced LP Safe Passage on Tulsa's Black Mesa Records next Friday, September 27. Originally announced via Wide Open Country with a premiere of lead single 'Turn Again,' Safe Passage follows 2018's Coyote, which Rolling Stone Country called “dreamy folk with a good balance of sadness and sunshine.” For the new record, Abney tapped an impressive set of musicians for his studio band: fellow Tulsa Americana artist John Moreland, Shonna Tucker (John Paul White, Drive-by Truckers), Will Johnson (Centro-matic, Monsters of Folk), violinist/vocalist Megan Palmer, David Leach (John Fullbright, Jason Eady), and drummer Bryan McGrath. Together they bring to life songs that tend to look for light in the face of tragedy, worry, or self-imposed struggle. Songs such as album opener, 'I Just Want To Feel Good,' which premiered at The Bluegrass Situation this week. Abney offered, 'This song was written in a short 20-minute nova of inspiration. I had a nagging cold while up at altitude, staying in a cabin by myself in Colorado, and dodging my troubles through travel and wine. I grew tired of being a people pleaser in order to dodge conflict (the real superficial kind) and was chasing the shadow of happiness in the wake of the real thing.'
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022
WAM Theatre will present Cadillac Crew by Tori Sampson (If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka, Playwrights Horizons; This Land Was Made), directed by taneisha duggan (Jesus Hopped the “A” Train, University of Hartford; Blue Door, Juilliard), featuring returning WAM actors Cate Alston, MaConnia Chesser,  and Alicia M.P. Nelson; and debuting Kyra Davis on the WAM stage. 
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 14, 2022
Save up to 57% on Bright Half Life-tickets from just £15 What if life came with a rewind button?
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2021
Inspired by Fehinti Balogun's experiences in environmental activism, Can I Live? is a specially filmed performance prompting an urgent conversation about the lack of diversity at the heart of the British climate movement.
by Shari Barrett - Oct 22, 2021
ArtsUP! LA presents VETERANS EMPOWERMENT THEATRE COMEDY NIGHT, a one-night comedy event where talented Veterans get on the mic and speak the truth!!  This will be a night of poignant, hilarious stand-up comedy that you don’t want to miss on November 4th at 7PM at The Blue Door Theatre, 9617 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA.  The show will also be screened virtually: link to be provided with ticket purchase. Veterans Comedy Night will also be re-screened in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11th.
by Shari Barrett - Oct 14, 2020
CRE Outreach and Rex & Friends are please to present CONCERT FROM THE STARS, a Zoom performance by musicians with disabilities on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7pm PST. Led by musician Rex-Lewis Clack, the 23-year-old blind and autistic pianist hailed as a musical savant by a?oe60 Minutes,a?? and helmed by Musical Director Laurie Grant, Rex & Friends provides training and performance opportunities for musicians with disabilities, during which participants develop their musical repertoire in an environment that grows friendships, self-esteem, and interpersonal skills while performing for live and virtual audiences.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022
ArtsUP! LA has announced the world premiere of VOLUN-TEARS, a powerful play by Lester Probst, a Korean War Veteran, based on the true experiences of women who have suffered sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the United States Armed Forces.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 9, 2019
Alice Howe, the rising voice of modern folk in the United States, is set to release her debut LP, Visions on May 17th. Produced by iconic fretless bassist, Freebo (Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Loudon Wainwright III, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John), the duo will perform on May 18th at McCabe's in Santa Monica, CA in celebration of the album's release. Ahead of Visions' official debut, the song “You Just Never Know,” premiered on The Bluegrass Situation.  Visions took Howe from her native Boston to Bakersfield, CA where it was recorded with a who's who of west coast musicians.
by Matt Wolf - May 5, 2021
The fabled date is getting nearer!  For months, May 17 has loomed large in the calendar of London theatreland as the signal for playhouses to reopen their doors after a five-month lockdown - a period of closure that has, of course, been much longer in New York for the simple reason that London theaters did at least flicker partially to life last autumn.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Independent Venue Week will return July 12 - 18, 2021 bringing together venues from all across the country for a series of shows and programming in celebration of the spirit of independence. With over 200 venues in 41 states and territories already signed up, Independent Venue Week 2021 continues its rapid growth from years prior.
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 17, 2019
Today, roots-rock renegades The South Austin Moonlighters release their new full-length album, Travel Light. Available everywhere on Station House Records, Travel Light marks a new era for the Moonlighters. In addition to bringing in the New Orleans songwriter Anders Osborne to produce the record, The South Austin Moonlighters manage to connect with each other like never before, unpacking sometimes-heavy subject matter in grin-inducing multi-part harmony; and when Lonnie Trevino (bass), Chris Beall (guitar), Phil Hurley (guitar), and Daniel James (drums) share vocal duties, it's one hell of a blend. The Boot premiered the album's first single, 'Girl From Texas,' hailing SAM as 'one of the best live bands in their home city of Austin.' Most recently, American Songwriter premiered the final single off the record, calling 'Born Lucky' 'a sonically brooding tale of grit, determination and integrity.' Purchase the new record here.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 11, 2022
WAM Theatre joins the Berkshire Community in celebrating Pride Month with a Fresh Takes Play Reading of Bright Half Life by Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Nominated writer Tanya Barfield (The Call, Blue Door). The play is directed by Gina Kaufmann (Professor of Performance and Directing at University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and will be presented on Sunday, June 5, at 2pm at MASS MoCA in North Adams. Tickets are on sale now. This reading is being presented as part of Berkshire County’s annual LGBTQ+ Pride celebration in partnership with Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition and MASS MoCA.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022
Following its tremendously successful run four years ago in Santa Monica, One Way Ticket to Oregon will remount at The Blue Door in Culver City, CA. Written by BC Caldwell, One Way Ticket to Oregon wrestles with topics of mortality, faith and the limited options when it comes to “dying with dignity”.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2020
Last night, PEN America spotlighted diverse voices and bestowed $330,000 of transformative support to writers and translators at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards, hosted by Late Night's Seth Meyers at The Town Hall, the biggest venue in the Awards program's 56-year history. The show demonstrated the evolution of the Awards in recent years from a modest auditorium event for winners and their families into a preeminent gathering of writers and publishing luminaries, stars of the stage and screen, and passionate book lovers-or, as Meyers referred to it, 'The Oscars for books.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021
The members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center have announced the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2021 program, sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust, with support from PPAC Annual Fund Donors and WPRI 12.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2019
Full casting is announced today for The Omission of the Family Coleman by Claudio Tolcachir, in a new version by Stella Feehily and directed by Laurence Boswell at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio. Laoisha O'Callaghan, David Crowley, Anne Kent, Evanna Lynch, Rowan Polonski, Robert Mountford, Patrick Moy, Natalie Radmall-Quirke will appear in the UK Premiere which runs from Thursday 28 March to Saturday 27 April with opening night for press on Wednesday 3 April and completes the venue's Season of UK Premieres from the Americas
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2020
Following its tremendously successful run two years ago in Santa Monica, One Way Ticket to Oregon will remount at The Blue Door in Culver City, CA.
by Shari Barrett - Jun 6, 2019
CRE Outreach is pleased to present the World Premiere of POINT OF EXTINCTION, a Science Fiction Political Thriller written by Cosette Ruesga and David Shecter featuring original songs by Laurie Grant. The production is directed by Greg Shane, Artistic Director of CRE Outreach and performed by Theatre by the Blind, the only blind theater company in the country featuring actors doing the improbable with great skill, and by the gifted musicians with autism from Rex & Friends. Performances take place from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, July 7, 2019 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (except dark on Saturday, June 29), and Sundays at 3pm, at The Blue Door, located at 9617 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. This awe-inspiring, production, featuring illusions created by Magic Castle magician Dominik Krzanowski, challenges conventional expectations about the capabilities of individuals who live without sight, struggle with movement, or have difficulty understanding the complexities of social interactions.
by Shari Barrett - Jun 24, 2021
Ever wonder what it's like to be blind? Find out on Thursday, July 29, at 8PM when you join an online/virtual performance, 'Private Eyes: A Blind Experience,' an unforgettable event in which audience members become detectives who must use their senses to help solve a mystery case - all while blindfolded! This hour-long interactive audio drama will be performed entirely by blind actors from ArtsUp! LA's nationally recognized program, Theatre By The Blind.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
Mid-Michigan’s award-winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, finishes out the 2021-2022 Season with the World Premiere of The Hat Box by Eric Coble.  Performances for this fun play about family secrets begin Thursday, July 14 and run through Sunday, August 14. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 21.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022
Playwright Cin Martinez in association with HartBeat Ensemble (Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., Artistic Director and Rhoda Cerritelli, Managing Director) announced today two readings of her new play, Moonlighters.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2022
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with a special one-night only performance of BRIGHT HALF LIFE starring Kacie Rogers and Tiffany Wolff.  If you missed seeing this exquisitely staged production, then mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 22 at 8:00pm.
by Jim Munson - Jun 16, 2022
What did our critic think of DANA H. at Berkeley Rep? BroadwayWorld reviews Lucas Hnath's fascinating and deeply unsettling play, now running in a pitch-perfect production through July 10th.   
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2020
Last week, in response to the killing of George Floyd in the US and its impact on black Britons, the Bush Theatre approached its wide-ranging community of black artists and asked six of them to respond in the moment, however they saw fit.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019
Casting details are announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of King John and A Museum in Baghdad opening in the Swan Theatre this winter.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021
Can I Live? goes on a confronting, and ultimately uplifting, journey to discover the global majority activists taking a stand. After watching the filmed performance, audiences will be invited to join discussions and think through the future of our planet, as well as being provided with routes into their own activism.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022
What if life came with a rewind button? Jumping across time, Bright Half Life, by award-winning American playwright Tanya Barfield, tells the four-and-a-half-decade story of Vicky and Erica, who meet, fall in love, start a family, and traverse the highs, lows, joys, and fears that come from sharing your life with someone else.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 2, 2020
Calling all horror writers! The second annual Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition is accepting entries from July 1st, 2020. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2019
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that singer-songwriter Will Gregory will compose the music for a new production of William Shakespeare's rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil, King John, directed by Eleanor Rhode.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 9, 2020
BLIND TALENT is a heartfelt dramedy about coming to grips with challenging conformity and social hierarchy to find the beauty in the struggle to achieve your dreams. The story centers on Adrian (Kenny Lee), an actor on the cusp of stardom who has been an employee for the least-reputable studio in Hollywood. Now at the end of a five-year player contract, his recent diagnosis of macular degeneration threatens to abruptly end his budding career. In an attempt to keep his job, Adrian turns to his Aunt Kay (Sheila Walker), a former manager in her own right, and the two work out a day-to-day routine and system to maintain normal appearances. But as Adrian begins to lose more and more of his sight, he must be honest with those around him, and ultimately, himself, proving there is no blind lucka?? only blind talent.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 9, 2020
Last year, Sean McConnell, Garrison Starr, and Peter Groenwald sat down together to collaborate at a songwriting retreat; and while co-writing isn't out of the norm for three established musicians, a certain type of magic and connection made the group realize that this was out of the norm. Something more than just co-writing. The connection that day sparked the three to create their new trio, My Sister, My Brother, and on March 6, the group will release their debut, self-titled EP. Written during the retreat, the album's first single “Nothing Without You,” premiered exclusively today via Billboard, who coined the new band as a “songwriting supergroup.” Beginning next week, My Sister, My Brother will tour the U.S. throughout January before embarking on a European tour in early February. Pre-order digital or pre-save My Sister, My Brother on streaming services here.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2022
BLUE DOOR Comes to the University of Delaware's REP This Year. The production runs February 24th - March 13th. Written by Tanya Barfield and directed by Akin Babatundé.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the summer season 2020 will include Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Antony & Cleopatra, a two-day event 'Globe 4 Globe: Shakespeare and Climate Emergency', a symposium 'Shakespeare and Race', a Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth with 20,000 free tickets to school children, the return of family festival 'Telling Tales', and a new dramatisation of Ovid's Metamorphoses by our resident writers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020
Oren Safdie, a nationally celebrated playwright of contemporary architecture culture, will have his play, Color Blind, presented as a staged performance at the Center for Architecture in New York. The play was featured at the 2019 Symposium on Race & Architecture at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and recently won the Kevin Tierney Prize for best new English language play in Quebec.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2022
The Resident Ensemble Players (REP), the professional theatre company in residence at the University of Delaware, is excited to announce our much-anticipated return to live performances.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020
Victor Alli will perform the role of 'V' in the world premiere of Ghost House, a new horror play by Tristan Bernays directed by Andrew Twyman.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 12, 2022
After 23 months, the Resident Ensemble Players (REP), the professional theatre company in residence at the University of Delaware, has announced its return to live performances this February with Tanya Barfield's powerful play, Blue Door.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2020
Today PEN America announced the major career achievement honors to be presented at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards.
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2021
“The Braille Legacy” is the story of a great mind, Louis Braille, the blind young man who wanted  the same chance in life as those who see. From an original French book and lyrics by Sébastien  Lancrenon and music by Jean-Baptiste Saudray, translated by Ranjit Bolt, the show is directed by co-founder and Artistic Director, Greg Shane, with musical direction from Laurie Grant and executive produced by Martine Melloul.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 17, 2019
Grammy-nominated musician Brent Cobb will tour extensively next year including a series of intimate acoustic dates as well as select newly confirmed full-band shows. a?oeA Night of Fine Acoustic Country Music with Brent Cobba?? will bring Cobb to seated venues across the countrya?"stripped down with an accompanista?"allowing fans to hear the songs as he originally wrote them, while the new a?oeBrent Cobb and Thema?? run includes stops at Birmingham's Saturn on April 3 and Decatur's Princess Theatre Center on April 4 as well as the grand opening of Brooklyn Bowl Nashville on April 2. See below for full 2020 tour details.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2022
ArtsUP! LA has announced the world premiere of VOLUN-TEARS, a powerful play by Lester Probst, a Korean War Veteran, based on the true experiences of women who have suffered sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the United States Armed Forces.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022
Eva Fontaine and Susie McKenna pair up for the UK Premiere of Bright Half Life by award winning American playwright Tanya Barfield, directed by Steven Kunis, twice nominated for Best Director at the Off West End Theatre Awards. Depicting queer love in the richest and most original of ways, Bright Half Life is an intensely romantic and moving play depicting love that is complicated and ever-changing.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2019
The Strand Theater Company proudly opens its 12th consecutive season as the company celebrating women's diverse voices and perspectives with the production of Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield, directed by K. Tony Korol-Evans.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, announce the second show of its 30th Anniversary Repertory Season, the Los Angeles premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE, written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield and directed by Amy K. Harmon.  BRIGHT HALF LIFE will begin previews on Monday, April 4; will open on Friday, April 8 at 8pm and run through Sunday, May 22 at the Road Theatre, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022
The members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) are pleased to announce the recipients of the ARTS Scholarships 2022 program, sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust, with support from PPAC Annual Fund Donors, Ocean State Charities Trust, and WPRI 12.
by BWW Special - Apr 26, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Jenn Colella in PETER PAN, Patti LuPone, DEAR EVAN HANSEN London, and More!
by Shari Barrett - Apr 22, 2019
CRE Outreach presents the World Premiere of Silent Torment, an original play written by U.S. Air Force MSgt, Daniel P. Ruffino, featuring Asia Davis, winner of California Idol, and starring nine military veterans from Veterans Empowerment Theatre (VET). VET presents a first-hand view of the military experience in its rawest form, unfiltered by press, politics, or military censorship, thus giving audiences greater insight into the difficulty facing veterans returning from deployment, exposing the inner turmoil of the lasting scars, both external and internal, endured from combat.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 10, 2020
Pop Tarts are an anytime favorite for breakfast, snacking or even dessert. You can easily make them at home with this recipe by acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Geoffrey Zakarian. Be creative and enjoy!

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What productions of Blue Door have there been?
Blue Door has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2006.