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Joseph Papp Public Theater/Susan Stein Shiva Theater

(New York, NY)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Founded in 2012 (as Gay Play Day), the Toronto Queer Theatre Festival has been presenting plays by Toronto-based LGBTQ+ playwrights for the past seven years at the Alumnae Theatre and will present the eighth annual edition there once again from September 27 to September 28.
by Jay Irwin - Sep 8, 2019
Context is Key. Without context, your message can be completely lost. Such has happened with Washington Ensemble Theatre and their season opener, Aleshea Harris' a?oeIs God Isa??. If you look up information on the show or even read the promotional material put out by the theater, the show a?oeInspired by Spaghetti Westerns and Afro-punk, this electrifying play follows twin sisters who go on a killing spree to exact revenge on their creatora?? bringing up notions of allegory and some comedic undertones. In fact, from what I could find about the original production, that's where they aimed. But here they've missed the mark on the context and are left with a story of violence and revenge leaving me, after the show, to ask a?oewhya??.
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Sep 5, 2018
If you are not yet familiar with Disney Hyperion's new Rick Riordan Presents line, here's a refresher. The first series in the line, Hindu-mythology flavored Aru Shah, debuted this past spring with Roshani Chokshi's ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME. The book was FANTASTIC and BroadwayWorld reviewed it here.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
Starbound Theatre has announced its next production. I Will Miss You When You're Gone by Canadian Playwright Jessica Moss will make its UK debut at the Hen & Chickens Theatre in Highbury & Islington this September.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Founded in 2012 (as Gay Play Day), the Toronto Queer Theatre Festival has been presenting plays by Toronto-based LGBTQ+ playwrights for the past seven years at the Alumnae Theatre and will present the eighth annual edition there once again from September 27 to September 28.
by Monica Moore - Sep 22, 2019
Agatha Christie fans remain loyal to her clever works. Dolphin Theatre opens on Friday 20th September with an offering to quench their thirst.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Written and performed by Teresa L. Thome and Directed by Stan Zimmerman, a?oeWarm Cheesea?? is an intimate and comedic exploration of a woman wanting to no longer hate her dead mother. The night of her mother's funeral as the family all gathers, a daughter learns more about her mother than she ever expected or wanted.
by Kristen Price - Oct 27, 2017
Annapolis Shakespeare Company's (ASC) POE AND ALL THE OTHERS imagines Edgar Allan Poe in a literal fever dream visited by lost loves and family. Poe as played by Brian Keith MacDonald is at times reliving wonderful moments and at times arguing with figments of his fever-addled imagination. His long dead mother, his recently dead wife, even characters from the grim stories he told all visit him while he lay in his hospital bed. The performance is full of fast-talking speeches, and references to Poe's macabre world. The two performers everyone except Poe was played by Olivia Ercolano handled the dark material beautifully.
by Andrea Stephenson - Nov 7, 2019
Many will know the story of Oliver from the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. The musical Oliver! by Lionel Bart, first opened in the West End in 1960 and on Broadway in 1962. The show has been revived numerous times and, in 1968, it was adapted for the screen. For the sake of the stage version, the original story by Dickens was dramatically simplified and provides a rather different interpretation of the character of Fagin. The musical is particularly true to Dickens in its emphasis on class differences and prejudices related to class, while presenting the subject matter with a healthy dose of comedy. Oliver! can be seen on stage at Oyster Mill Playhouse from November 8-24. I was given a rare opportunity to have a sneak preview of the show during one of their dress rehearsals, and it is a show that you will want to make time for this month.
by Michael Rabice - Nov 19, 2018
Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre Company has programmed and produced a gem of a play in their most recent outing, SIVE, by John B. Keane. Such a perfect blend of expert acting and captivating story telling is playing out in a play that would seem to have been exclusively written for this company. But while SIVE is a well known commodity on the other side of the pond, it's relative obscurity in the States allowed Buffalo's audiences to be sucked into the brilliant story.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
Project Y Theatre Company presents the 3rd Annual WOMEN IN THEATRE FESTIVAL from May 30 - June 24 at IRT Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington & Greenwich Streets in the West Village). The Festival seeks to broaden the opportunities for women in the entertainment industry by producing new work by women with more than 50% female representation of all artists involved.
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2020
11 independent filmmakers developing 10 projects have been selected for the 2020 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
11 independent filmmakers developing 10 projects have been selected for the 2020 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. These Labs are at the heart of the nonprofit Institute's long-standing support for artists, and will connect curated selections of Fellows with Creative Advisors and Industry mentors across multiple disciplines.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Thirteen new independent feature projects from the U.S., Cuba, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, and Palestine have been selected for the 2018 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs. At the Directors Lab (May 28-June 21), filmmakers will rehearse, shoot and edit key scenes from their scripts, working closely with industry advisors, actors, and production crews to help drive creative growth via an immersive and hands-on experience at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Screenwriters Lab from June 23-28  fosters a similar environment of dynamic inspiration as participants focus on the art and craft of screenplay writing with one-on-one support from Institute advisors . Overseen by Feature Film Program Founding Director Michelle Satter and Labs Director Ilyse McKimmie, the Labs begin a year-round continuum of customized support for Fellows, which can include creative mentorship, granting, and guidance from industry professionals. 
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Playwrights Realm announces its 2019-2020 season productions, with world premieres of Anna Moench's Mothers (beginning September 13, 2019 at the Duke on 42nd Street, 229 W 42nd St), and Noah Diaz's Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally (beginning April 3, 2020 at A.R.T./New York Theatres, 502 W 53rd St), two bold new works from early-career playwrights about parental care-and what that means in circumstances that have catapulted beyond anyone's control.Inconjunction with Mothers, the Playwrights Realm proudly pilots the Radical Parent-Inclusion Project, which seeks to dismantle the barriers preventing parent-artists from succeeding in the theater by illuminating, creating, and tracking new pathways of access and approaches to production.
by Chris Arneson - Mar 7, 2019
It opens with a warning: if you're of a 'weaker constitution,' you'd best depart before the story starts, or at least avoid the first couple rows. You should probably just ignore that, because then you'd miss out on some killer theatre. Literally.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018
Project Y Theatre Company presents the 3rd Annual WOMEN IN THEATRE FESTIVAL from May 30 - June 24 at IRT Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington & Greenwich Streets in the West Village). The Festival seeks to broaden the opportunities for women in the entertainment industry by producing new work by women with more than 50% female representation of all artists involved.
by TV Scoop - Mar 11, 2019
Get all the scoop on NBC Primetime Schedule, 3/11-3/31, airing on NBC on Monday, March 11, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017
Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced initial casting for the first mainstage and first musical workshop productions of the 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, running from June 23 through July 30, 2017:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
Project Y Theatre Company presents World Premiere of CINDY, a new play for kids and families by Amina Henry based on Cinderella. Appropriate for ages 6 and up, the production is directed by Michole Biancosino. It will be presented through June 24 at IRT Theater in the West Village.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, California will livestream 6 SOLOFEST 2020'S Best of the Fest shows June 5 - July 18.
by Alan Portner - Jun 5, 2017
Disney's Little Mermaid at Starlight offers a great show and value added video assist
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017
Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the latest wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through July 30, 2017:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017
For 8 (long and frustrating!) years in a row, performer/playwright Gemma Wilcox (from London, UK) has applied to the Toronto Fringe Festival Lottery, and NOT had her name drawn.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017
Vassar & New York Stage and Film's highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season starts tonight, June 23 and runs through July 30, 2017 in Poughkeepsie, NY.
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 20, 2019
MOTHER'S DAUGHTER, the third and final installment of playwright Kate Hennig's 'Queenmaker Trilogy' had its world premiere at the Stratford Festival's Studio Theatre Friday night. The play follows the reign of Mary I Queen of England and like the two previous instalments, it is reimagined (or perhaps 'restored') to be told from the perspective of the women at the centre of the story. Directed by Alan Dilworth, this production provides a fitting end to the intimate story of tradition, family, faith, imperfection and sisterhood that audiences first became immersed in 4 years ago.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017
Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 23 and runs through July 30, 2017.
by David Clarke - Jun 19, 2019
BEETLEJUICE is a giddily irreverent musical that has left audiences laughing themselves to death since it began its out-of-town tryouts in Washington, D.C. Currently playing Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, this rib-tickling treat has recently released BEETLEJUICE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) through Ghostlight Records and Warner Records. The album captures the heart and humor of the production, sharing the giggles and laughs with a worldwide audience.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 14, 2017
Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Screen Australia has announced two feature films, a television series, two children's dramas and an online project that will share in $6 million of production funding.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Out of Box Theatre announces its 8th Season of intimate, thought-provoking and unexpected theatre. The season begins in August, 2019 with award-winning playwright Topher Payne's new hysterical farce, Entertaining Lesbians, which Payne directs as part of Out of Box's new Beta Test Performance Series bring new works by local playwrights to the stage. 
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 30, 2017
What do you get when you take one part book launch/cooking demonstration, add a heaping helping of auto-biographical comedy, mix in a portion of supernatural Jewish mother guilt and a strong dose of irreverence? In TheaterWorks' world premiere production of Jacques Lamarre's RAGING SKILLET, this recipe adds up to an evening of pure entertainment - one where audiences get their fill of stories, laughs, and if they are lucky, a taste of some of Chef Rossi's signature "anti-catering" dishes.   
by Maria Nockin - Jul 28, 2019
On July 27, 2019, Santa Fe Opera added a new work to the operatic canon with its world premiere of THE THIRTEENTH CHILD by Danish composer Poul Ruders and American librettists Becky and David Starobin. The production was  co-commissioned and co-produced by Santa Fe Opera and the Odense Symphony Orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017
Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 33rd Powerhouse Season celebrates the opening of its highly anticipated musical workshop production of The Secret Life of Bees tonight, July 27, at 8 p.m. at the Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film, with performances continuing on Friday, July 28, Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30. This is the final weekend of the season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
There's nothing more exciting for a theatre company than the first production of a new work. But there are many steps in the journey of a new play, and with the launch of BETA TEST, Out of Box Theatre continues to live up to its name by introducing new works in the final stage of development before the World Premiere.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 17, 2019
The Neverborn is a new, creepy comedy written by Kelleen Conway Blanchard and directed by Catherine Blake Smith, premiering at Annex Theatre on August 2 and running until August 31. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
February is coming in HOT at Joe's Pub!
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
Town Stages is proud to announce the 2019 slate of recipients of the annual Sokoloff Creative Arts Fellowship: Charlotte Arnoux & Alex Parrish, Nikko Benson, Eamon Boylan, Maximus DeFrancesco, Molly Powers Gallagher, Tess Howsam, Rachel Lin, Anna Lublina, Lacy Marie Meyer, Ben Moniz, Marina Montesanti, Zach Morris, Mark Murray, Tara O'Con, Noah Reece, Tidtaya Sinutoke, Alex Spieth, Jeff Tang, Greg Taubman, The Mother Line Story Project, Will Thomason, Isaac L. Thompson Jr, Rebecca Vineyard, and Emma Rosa Went.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
After a sold-out engagement this past fall at Pangea, Zachary Clause has announced that he is bringing his latest cabaret comedy, Sherry at a Funeral, to Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.) on Tuesday, February 4. Doors open at 9:00pm with the show beginning at 9:30pm.
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 5, 2018
In Bill Berry's solo show THE BRICK: A ONE MAN MUSICAL, Berry isn't addressing the audience in a theater. He's on a beach having a two-way conversation with his dead mother and we are the accidental eavesdroppers who witness their complicated relationship unfold piecemeal. The convention is more akin to a play than a typical solo performance, a smart decision that sidesteps many of the pitfalls solo artists often fall into. It isn't self-indulgent, doesn't require that the audience be his scene partner, and lets each person take the journey with him by not establishing a foregone conclusion.
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Dec 9, 2019
Continuing its 2019-2020 season, JCC's CenterStage theatre brings us Raging Skillet, a memoir-turned-play making its regional debut that that tells the story of a rule-breaker and boundary-pusher, a rebellious lesbian Jewish chef whose story is told through food and the ghost of her long-dead mother.
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Fifteen screenwriters will convene to advance their independent projects at Sundance Institute's January Screenwriters Lab, taking place at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah, from January 17-22, 2020. At the Lab, the screenwriters will immerse themselves in a rigorous and holistic creative process, working to further develop their scripts with the mentorship of accomplished Creative Advisors.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Gilda's LaughFest, the nation's first ever community- wide festival of laughter, today announced that the 10th year of the festival will be held March 5-15, 2020. In addition to announcing official festival dates and to celebrate the festival's 10th anniversary, LaughFest in partnership with Emmy award-winning producer and accomplished performer and writer Teresa Thome, and Fubble Entertainment will host a special production of Thome's Warm Cheese.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Gilda's LaughFest, the nation's first ever community-wide festival of laughter, today announced that the 10th year of the festival will be held March 5-15, 2020. In addition to announcing official festival dates and to celebrate the festival's 10th anniversary, LaughFest in partnership with Emmy award-winning producer and accomplished performer and writer Teresa Thome, and Fubble Entertainment will host a special production of Thome's Warm Cheese.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
Best of the Fest a?oeIsland Girl: A Rescue Missiona??, written and performed by Luka Lyman, developed and directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, will be available to stream on demand starting Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 pm (PST) through Saturday, August 28th. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017
An evening-length sung monodrama, My Lai focuses on the  emotional toll of the infamous 1968 civilian massacre by US troops in Vietnam and the military's attempted cover up.
by Andrea Stephenson - Aug 18, 2018
I Hate Hamlet, by Paul Rudnick, first hit the stage in 1991. Set in actor John Barrymore's apartment, the play introduces the audience to Andrew Rally, a television actor considering an attempt at playing Hamlet. The characters, which include a television star, a Hollywood director, an agent, a realtor, John Barrymore himself, and a theatre-obsessed virgin girlfriend, are delightful, and the show is packed with humor. The Broadway run of the show was cut short when one of the actors was intentionally injured on stage. I Hate Hamlet opened at Oyster Mill Playhouse on Friday, August 17th.