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Pride Plays - 2019 - Off-Broadway

Set against the backdrop of World Pride and the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, Pride Plays hopes to be a reflection of the queer experience the community has braved in the years since its heroes took their stand.



More than a dozen play readings from celebrated LGBTQIA voices will be presented from June 20th through 24th at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, capturing the prideful spirit of the LGBTQIA community and celebrating 50 years of theatrical voices.

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by Nicole Rosky - Sep 24, 2019
Casting Society of America (CSA) today announced the television and theatre nominees for the 35th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of Casting Directors to film, television and theatre. The winners will be revealed on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York City and London. Comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches will serve as host for the Los Angeles event.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 23, 2020
NewFest, New York’s leading LGBTQ film and media organization and one of the world's most respected LGBTQ film festivals, has announced its full line-up for The New York LGBTQ Film Festival’s 32nd year.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 1, 2020
Thanks to the generosity of the theatrical community and dedicated supporters, Broadway Cares has announced a record $18.1 million was provided in grants in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2020
The Parsnip Ship (Artistic Director + Host, Iyvon Edebiri) has announced the line-up for the radio play and music series' sixth season, a selection of dynamic and powerful stories from LGBTQIA+ playwrights to be recorded in front of a live audience and streamed to listeners around the country.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2020
Gingold Theatrical Group, now in its 15th Season, is continuing its new play development with the SPEAKERS' CORNER Writers Group. For the 2020-'21 season, writers Kate Douglas, Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, Divya Mangwani, Seth McNeill, Sophie Sagan-Gutherz, and Marcus Scott will develop works in response to Shaw's Arms and the Man.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2019
Festival Producers Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, and Festival Director Nick Mayo, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, are proud to present Pride Plays 2020. Initially intended as a one-time celebration of Stonewall 50 and theatrical pride, the festival will return in 2020 due to rapturous community response and overwhelming demand. Pride Plays 2020 will run from June 25 a?" June 29, 2020 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in the West Village (224 Waverly Place).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2019
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced Ben McKenzie (Ben) will complete the cast of Bess Wohl's GRAND HORIZONS. The production will mark his Broadway debut.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 5, 2021
Tawkin' With the Roses, the weekly talk show hosted by veteran actress Bonnie Rose and cabaret star Stephen S. Miller (aka “Mama Rose”), will welcome Pooya Mohseni as the guest on today's episode.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s supper club, will welcome back actor/photographer/producer Michael Kushner with his show Michael Kushner Sings His Hits For Pride on Wednesday, June 30, at 9:45 PM.
by Roy Berko - May 26, 2020
In celebration of Pride, Playbill and Pride Plays will present four live streamed readings of plays by and about the LGBTQIA+ community every Friday in June in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019
Initial casting and remaining directors have been announced for Pride Plays, an upcoming festival of play readings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 22, 2019
The Second City is proud to announce the return of The Second City's Salute to Pride, a variety show written and performed entirely by an all-LGBTQ identifying cast. Sashaying its way to UP Comedy Club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this June, this colorful cornucopia will feature original sketch, improv, music, and drag.
by Julie Musbach - May 21, 2019
RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER announces upcoming programming for June 2019 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014). 
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020
Now more than ever, the Traverse is committed to creating opportunities for anyone to connect with and unleash their innate creativity.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the participants in the sixth round of its Rising Leaders of Color (RLC) Program.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2020
Obie, Lortel, and Drama Desk Award-Winner Michael Urie (Grand Horizons) will reprise his award-winning performance in Buyer & Cellar for two performances only to benefit Pride Plays and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's 25th Anniversary. Performances will take place on April 10 at 8pm and April 11 at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 10, 2020
Fantasy Theatre Factory announces the winners of the Cultural Arts Partnership at the Sandrell Rivers Theater Program.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 6, 2019
Festival producers Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, are proud to announce an additional reading to the Festival line-up, as well as additional casting for Pride Plays, an upcoming festival of play readings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.  Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2020
Tonight, The 24 Hour Plays and Pride Plays will unite to mark the end of Pride Month with a special edition of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, available on IGTV @24hourplays, on The 24 Hour Plays' Facebook and YouTube channels
by Roy Berko - Jun 24, 2020
Artistic Director Laura Kepley chats with Nathan Motta, Artistic Director of Dobama Theatre about music, artistic leadership, and the extraordinary theatre that is made in and for Cleveland.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2020
A part of PRIDE Plays this season is a new work from Broadway veteran turned playwright Rodney Hicks (Come From Away, Rent)- Just Press Save.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2020
The Broadway Podcast network will celebrate Pride month with a special section of the website highlighting a variety of programming to mark the occasion.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2019
Festival producers Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Festival Director Nick Mayo announce casting for the benefit closing night reading of Some Men, written by Terrence McNally
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 3, 2019
Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater closed out the Pride Plays' festival of play readings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, with a benefit reading of Terrence McNally's Some Men, helmed by Logan Reed, on June 24 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 2, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Patti LuPone, Telly Leung, Ali Stroker, and more!
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 13, 2020
The big day is almost here! Night of A Thousand Judys happens on July 14th, and some of the amazing stars appearing answer three questions from Stephen Mosher.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2020
Last night, The 24 Hour Plays and Pride Plays came together to celebrate Pride Month with a special edition of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, available now on IGTV @24hourplays, on The 24 Hour Plays' Facebook and YouTube channels.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2020
Last night, The 24 Hour Plays and Pride Plays came together to celebrate Pride Month with a special edition of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2019
Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presented a reading of Jonathan Tolins' The Last Sunday in June on June 23rd as part of Pride Plays, a festival of play readings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York. Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2019
Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presented a reading of Chay Yew's A Language of Their Own on June 23rd as part of Pride Plays, a festival of play readings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York. Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2020
INTAR Theatre (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) and Radio Drama Network (Melina Brown, President) today announced the cast for the World Premiere of Bundle of Sticks, a new play by J. Julian Christopher, directed by Lou Moreno. Bundle of Sticks will play a special limited Off-Broadway engagement, beginning February 22nd and continuing through March 22nd only. Opening Night is set for Monday March 2nd.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2021
Broadway personality Michael Urie will appear on On the Rocks Radio Show Tuesday, January 26th at 7pmPST/10pmEST with host TV/radio personality Alexander Rodriguez and guest co-host sitcom writer/playwright/director Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Yes, Virginia) to chat about theatre during COVID, his career, and more!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 14, 2021
This year's Artios Awards have honored Broadway plays and musicals like 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'Moulin Rouge!', 'The Inheritance,' 'Slave Play,' 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' with nominations. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2021
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for the highly popular FREE event, Keen After Hours.  Coming up next: Chisa Hutchinson (January 25th), followed by Michael Urie (February 1st), among others, in coming weeks.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the full company for the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021
James Calleri, Erica Jensen, and Paul Davis announced today that Calleri Casting is being renamed Calleri Jensen Davis, to better reflect the equal partnership that has been central to their 14-time Artios Award-winning company’s success over these past 15 years.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 22, 2021
Rhymes Over Beats Hip Hop Theater Collective is premiering its third new play for Black History Month, Rodney Hick’s MS. PEARL’S CABARET, as part of CreateTheater’s Monday Night Reading Series on Monday, February 22 at 7PM/EST, 4PM/PST. This Zoom reading is directed by DeMone Seraphin. The reading will  stay available to the public until Friday, February 26.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021
Ithaca, NEW YORK, (February 2021) Ithaca College Hillel and Kyle Friedman (Ithaca College '23) present a fundraiser reading of Rye Bread, a new play written by Audrey Lang (Ithaca College '20, Pride Plays) and directed by Britt Berke (The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals).
by Gil Kaan - Dec 4, 2020
The Celebration Theatre's program of celebrating new works returns with Ryan Spahn's NORA HIGHLAND airing Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:30pm PT on Celebration Theatre's YouTube Channel. NORA HIGHLAND chronicles the casting of a notable gay character in an upcoming Broadway revival, while challenging the phenomenon of straight performers being lauded for their work in queer roles.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019
Grand Horizons is now in previews on Broadway!  Grand Horizons will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement, and officially open on January 23, 2020 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2019
With a commitment to making theatre accessible to all, in 2020 we are launching a new £1 Tickets scheme. A new ticketing initiative, which was piloted throughout 2019, to welcome people from groups and communities who might not be aware of our work, or who may not otherwise have access to theatre a?" available to Under 25s and those receiving Job Seeker's Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Carer's Allowance. Tickets are available for all Traverse Theatre Company productions and co-productions (and most visiting company shows, too), across the entire run of a show. With that in mind, we look ahead to next year and reveal the full January-April 2020 season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 8, 2019
The Second City is proud to announce the return of The Second City's Salute to Pride, a variety show written and performed entirely by an all-LGBTQ identifying cast. Sashaying its way to UP Comedy Club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this June, this colorful cornucopia will feature original sketch, improv, music, and drag.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2020
The Sunday, April 19th livestream performance of Buyer & Cellar has raised $209,262 and counting for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2020
Michael Urie reprises his role in a livestreamed one-night-only performance of Buyer & Cellar tonight, April 19, at 8pm! The site-specific performance, broadcast live from the living room of his apartment, will  benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2021
The 2021 Artios Awards were announced yesterday, honoring casting directors on stage and screen. Among the winners in the theatrical categories were Tina, Slave Play, and A Soldier's Play.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 15, 2019
Doug Nevin, Michael Urie, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present Pride Plays, an upcoming festival of play readings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 13, 2020
Obie, Lortel, and Drama Desk Award- winner Michael Urie (Grand Horizons, Torch Song) will reprise his role in a livestreamed one-night-only performance of Buyer & Cellar to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The site-specific performance will broadcast live from the living room of his apartment on Sunday, April 19 at 8pm. Watch live on Youtube!