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Men on Boats - 2016 - Off-Broadway

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. This thrilling and widely acclaimed new play by Jaclyn Backhaus returns this summer for a limited engagement at Playwrights Horizons.


Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons)

(New York, NY)
416 West 42nd Street


by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2020
Responding to the extreme precarity the artistic community is experiencing amidst a dire lack of government intervention, Soho Rep. Project Number One creates jobs to support artists in this moment and will be part of building a new path forward.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2020
Connecticut Repertory Theatre has announced the launch of its Fall 2020 MainStage virtual/online productions for patrons to safely enjoy.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2021
Full casting and creative teams were announced today for the Broadway productions of Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter; and Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters, playing Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on a rotating schedule this fall.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 23, 2020
Playwrights Horizons has announced a new lineup of Master Classes featuring writers and artists behind celebrated recent Playwrights productions. Streamed live on YouTube, free of charge, Playwrights Horizons' Master Classes are lecture-style, interactive presentations that appeal to a wide range of participants.
by Student Blogger: Isabella Gonzalez - Oct 12, 2020
When I first transferred into Fordham Theatre, a rush of panic shook me to my core after the initial wave of accomplishment and joy. I had just declared a major in theatre during a global pandemic where the future of theatre itself remains unclear.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 12, 2020
The Cal Poly Pomona Department of Theatre and New Dance announces its first completely virtual Fall season of theatre with a production of Men On Boats written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Nancy Keystone, available for on-demand viewing October 23 a?" 28, 2020; and Zorro X2 written by Bernardo Solano and directed by Linda Bisesti, available for on-demand viewing November 20 a?" 24, 2020. All tickets are free.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 1, 2020
Playwrights Horizons today announced Natasha Sinha as its new Associate Artistic Director. Selected after a national search, Sinha, who is currently Director of Artistic Programs at Signature Theatre, will assume the position in January 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2020
A new play by John Greenwood (Board Member, The New Group) will receive a work-in-progress reading via streaming on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm EST. The work is based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Caudwell. The event will benefit the Indie Theater Fund, and presented to an invited audience for exlusive presentation on FiveOhm.TV.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021
Soho Rep. is presenting eight works created by artists comprising Project Number One, the organization’s 2020 initiative bringing theater-makers onto the Soho Rep. staff in a moment of extreme precarity for the artistic community.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
Clubbed Thumb has announced the publication of Unusual Stories, Unusually Told: 7 Contemporary Plays From Clubbed Thumb. The anthology, published by Bloomsbury / Methuen Drama, is available now wherever books are sold.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021
Elvis Presley's Graceland has announced the faculty of the 2021 Graceland Performing Arts Camp, as it returns for its third year on July 13 - 18. Special Guest Mentor this year is Patrick Dunn. Having made his NYC Theatre debut at age 12, Patrick most recently led the North American tour of the musical Les Misérables in the role of Jean Valjean.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2021
NAATCO, today announced that the company has commissioned five Asian American playwrights, all women, to write monologues for characters no younger than 60-years-old. Each monologue will be at least 30 minutes long, and all five will be performed together as a piece entitled Out of Time.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2021
Today, RED BULL THEATER announced that it is partnering independently with the Drama League and WP Theater on two events inspired by John Lyly's play, Gallathea, an Elizabethan play that was premiered in 1588 by the boy players of the Children of Paul's.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 22, 2021
Today (March 22) in live streaming: CFT is Celebrating Sondheim, BKLYN is back, Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2021
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama has officially kicked off its 2021 season with a virtual production of The Beach.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2021
The Drama League announced today the casting for DirectorFest 2021, a multi-week festival celebrating the art of stage directing and honoring the service organization’s 2020-21 Directors Project class of New York and Classical Fellowship recipients.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 3, 2021
Portland Center Stage released a statement today from Stacey Caldwell Roberts, incoming board chair; Cynthia Fuhrman, managing director, and Marissa Wolf, artistic director:
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
The Center will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Season. The season brings an exciting array of opportunities that are certain to dazzle, entertain and transport audiences to new places – and they’ve saved a seat for you with one of their six subscription series – now on sale.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2021
Palo Alto Players has announced its 91st season - RECONNECTING. After a long intermission, Palo Alto Players returns to in-person theater once again, ready to share experiences and stories that will inspire, entertain, and enrich local artists and audiences.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 22, 2021
The Huntington announces the cast and creative team of its first production of its 40th anniversary season, Hurricane Diane by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George and directed by Jenny Koons, running from August 27 to September 26, 2021 at The Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2021
Aurora Theatre Company will continue its 29th season with Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE, adapted by Lydia R. Diamond. Associate Artistic Director Dawn Monique Williams (Bull In A China Shop) directs this poignant drama about Black girlhood, the poisonous effects of racism, and the heartbreak of shame.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2021
Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to welcome eleven new ensemble members and artistic associates. Ensemble members include Wardell Julius Clark, Greg Geffrard, Arti Ishak, Krystal Ortiz, Gabrielle Randle-Bent and Netta Walker. Artistic Associates include Patrick Agada, J. Nicole Brooks, Brynne Frauenhoffer, Jyreika Guest and Sarah Price.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 18, 2021
TheatreSquared presents, in a brand-new production, the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh streaming online January 20. 
by BWW Staff - Jan 14, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 
by BWW Staff - Jan 13, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021
WP Theater has announced programming details for their Spring 2021 Season, which continues to lift up the work of Women+ theater artists in creative new ways that reflect these complicated times.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2020
Francesca Bolam's powerful collection of therapy-driven narratives - Untitled Monologues - is set to debut at Rogue Theatre's first virtual festival this December.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020
Play-PerView has announced its lineup of production coming in September! This month's lineup begins with Seneca Falls on September 12, followed by Sugar in Our Wounds on September 19, and Hamlet in Bed on September 26.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2020
Radical Awakenings: Recognizing Racism and White Privilege is a new experimental theater workshop by local actor Candice D'Meza designed as a brave space to practice anti-racism.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021
Baltimore Center Stage has announced the complete 2021/22 Season, featuring artists such as Noah Diaz, Will Davis, Anna Deavere Smith, Nicole Brewer, R. Eric Thomas, Stevie Walker-Webb, Eliana Pipes, Laurie Woolery, Anne Carson, Mike Donahue and Diana Oh
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 12, 2021
Aurora Theatre Company kicks off its 30th season with Dael Orlandersmith's STOOP STORIES. Elizabeth Carter (Eureka Day, The Heir Apparent, Wittenberg, Trouble In Mind) directs Jeunée Simon (The Bluest Eye) in this poetic one-hander comprised of stories drawn from Orlandersmith's personal life and limitless imagination.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2021
Playwrights Horizons (Adam Greenfield, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a new lineup of Master Classes featuring writers and artists behind celebrated productions at Playwrights and beyond.