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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Neil LaBute's sometimes controversial, always unsettling fascination with the war between the sexes is on full display in THE MERCY SEAT.
Hackney Showroom Announces The Full Cast For The World Première Of Zawe Ashton's FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE MAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Hackney Showroom today announce the full cast for the world première of for all the women who thought they were Mad by Zawe Ashton. Associate Director of Hackney Showroom's Jo McInnes directs Layo-Christina Akinlude (Angela), Mina Andala (Joy), Jennifer Dixon (Kim), Joy Elias-Rilwan (Margaret), Jumoké Fashola (Ruth), Michael Fitzgerald (Boss/Doctor), Janet Kumah (Rose), with Elena Coleman, Chiamara Nwosu and Rae Ann Quayle sharing the role of Nambi. The production opens at Stoke Newington Town Hall on 17 October, with previews from 14 October, and runs until 9 November a?" marking Hackney Showroom's a new partnership with the London Borough of Hackney to bring theatre to Stoke Newington Town Hall.
by Review Roundups - Oct 6, 2019
Tonight is the official opening for Slave Play, the acclaimed new play by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, at Broadway's Golden Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Lauren Gunderson has been called 'America's favorite playwright' by Slate, and with good reason: with the exception of Shakespeare, Ms. Gunderson is the country's most produced playwright. Her new work, NATURAL SHOCKS, received critical acclaim in The New York Times, who said that the play 'raises important points about the need to take action in times of crises.'
Simpatico Theatre Announces Two New Community Initiatives: Philly Education Stories And Jouska Play Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Simpatico Theatre is pleased to announce two unique initiatives that will provide artists and community members the opportunity to create exciting and urgent theatre in the greater Philadelphia region. Philly Education Stories in collaboration with Teacher Action Group and Jouska PlayWorks both launch this month, adding to Simpatico's previously announced line up of thought provoking productions.
by Don Grigware - Oct 17, 2019
Michael Ventre studied at the University of Southern California both in Journalism and at the graduate school of Cinema. He also studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in Los Angeles. As s journalist, he has contributied to such publications as MSNBC.com, Variety, American Way (American Airlines) magazine, Los Angeles Confidential magazine, Los Angeles Times magazine, Produced by (Producers Guild) magazine and many others. Ventre has been working for a few years on a new musical with arresting political references called Letters to Benito. In our conversation he
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
The 25th Annual Barrymore Awards were held in South Philly and awarded $92,000 in grants to artists and organizations.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (PAAL) is partnering with The Public Theater in New York City to present the first national summit on parent support in the performing arts. Lead facilitators from various theatre companies, organizations, and professions will engage in semi-open facilitation with summit participants on a range of topics including: cost-effective financial benefits to childcare stipends, budgeting for childcare, hiring laws, compliance, family leave, and more. The PAAL Summit will provide performing arts leaders with an intimate and safe space for active discussion, resource exchange, and concept generation. The PAAL National Handbook on Caregiver Support will guide the sessions, including the handbook's research into needs and solutions for both administrative and creative roles, original case studiesa?"including the Radical Parent-Inclusion (RPI) Project, which was co-led by PAAL and The Playwrights Realm, and data from the PAAL National Childcare Grant program on how affordable stipends for childcare can make a sustainable impact.
PAAL Partners With The Public Theater, Emily Mann and A.R.T./New York Join, To Present The First National Summit On Parent Support
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (PAAL) is partnering with The Public Theater in New York City to present the first national summit on parent support in the performing arts. Lead facilitators from various theatre companies, organizations, and professions will engage in semi-open facilitation with summit participants on a range of topics including: cost-effective financial benefits to childcare stipends, budgeting for childcare, hiring laws, compliance, family leave, and more. The PAAL Summit will provide performing arts leaders with an intimate and safe space for active discussion, resource exchange, and concept generation. The PAAL National Handbook on Caregiver Support will guide the sessions, including the handbook's research into needs and solutions for both administrative and creative roles, original case studies-including the Radical Parent-Inclusion (RPI) Project, which was co-led by PAAL and The Playwrights Realm, and data from the PAAL National Childcare Grant program on how affordable stipends for childcare can make a sustainable impact.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Theater Latte Da today announces its 2019-2020 season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Theater Latte Da (TLD) announces the slate of artists and projects for this summer's NEXT FESTIVAL. Three dynamic new works from Isabella Dawis and Tidtaya Sinutoke, Dylan Thomas, Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely , David Simpatico and Michael Holland will each receive workshops and public presentations beginning Saturday, July 6.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
A Red Orchid Theatre announces the addition of eight new members to the Artistic Ensemble: Karen Aldridge, Myron Elliott-Cisneros, Levi Holloway, Travis A. Knight, Jess McLeod, Sadieh Rifai, Grant Sabin, and Steve Schine. A Red Orchid also welcomes two Resident Stage Managers Stephanie Heller and Christa van Baale.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Travel down the rabbit hole this month and join Lewis Carroll's beloved literary heroine in her madcap adventures at the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
New Jersey Theatre Alliance, in partnership with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, announces the return of NJPAC Stage Exchange for a fifth year. The program gives established playwrights an opportunity to hear commentary from the public about their new works at a special sneak peek reading event on Friday, March 8 at NJPAC.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and Tony-nominated FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, today announced the addition of Don Most, known for his role as Ralph Malph in the hit TV show HAPPY DAYS, to the all-star cast of the new play MIDDLETOWN, an exhilarating and universal depiction of love, life and friendship, and how each endures through the roller coaster of life.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2019
What does Tootsie book writer Robert Horn have to say about being a first time Tony nominee? Find out!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Take Note Theatre today announces the full cast for the brand-new production of Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing to be staged at Rudolf Steiner Theatre - a stone's throw from Holmes' 221b Baker Street. David Phipps-Davis directs Stephen Chance (Sherlock Holmes), Doug Cooper (Inspector Peacock), Philip Mansfield (Dr Watson), Imogen Smith (Betty Rochester) and Vanessa-Faye Stanley (Lucy Grendle). Written by Greg Freeman, the production opens on 25 July, with previews from 17 July and runs until 18 August.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Theatre for a New Audience founding artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz, having just received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 OBIEs, today announces TFANA's 40th anniversary season. The 2019-2020 programming exemplifies what makes TFANA, in the words of the OBIE committee, one of the city's most vital institutions championing adventurous and urgent productions of Shakespeare alongside other writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Two-time Academy Award nominee Mary McDonnell has been cast in the title role of Gloria Steinem in Emily' Mann's Gloria: A Life, the opening production in McCarter Theatre Center's 2019-2020 Theater Series.
The Dramatists Guild of America's 'Librettists Initiative' to be Featured at Opera America's New Works Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Opera America will feature a public discussion with The Dramatists Guild's Opera Committee's Librettist Initiative at their New Works Forum on Thursday, January 16 at 10am at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
The Wilbury Theatre Group Presents National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of RED BIKE Presented by The Wilbury Theatre Group in collaboration with Pygmailion Productions (Salt Lake City), Simpatico Theatre (Philadelphia), and Know Theatre (Cincinnati) PROVIDENCE, RI (January 30, 2019) - The Wilbury Theatre Group continues its record-breaking 2018/19 season with National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of RED BIKE, a new play by award-winning playwright Caridad Svich. Joining productions by Pygmalion Productions (Salt Lake City), Simpatico Theatre (Philadelphia), and Know Theatre (Cincinnati), The Wilbury Theatre Group is proud to bring Providence this timely and rollercoaster ride of a story of the city on the verge of change in performances February 21 thru March 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, continues its 10th season of progressive classics with the Philadelphia premiere of Angelina Weld Grimké's 1916 masterpiece, Rachel. All performances, running January 29-February 16, are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.a?? To purchase tickets, visit www.QTGrep.orga??or call 215.987.4450.
by Fabrizio Magnani - Jan 28, 2020
La Compagnia Delle Formiche presenta il musical a?oeCenerentolaa??, tratto da una delle più conosciute e celebri fiabe dei fratelli Grimm.
by Rob Lester - Jan 20, 2020
Witnessing the bliss of Marissa Mulder singing gems from vintage Broadway scores and classic movies, accompanied just by longtime musical director/pianist/pal/pro Bill Zeffiro, is worth risking frostbite.
The Dramatists Guild Of America's 'Librettists Initiative' Premieres 'Credit The Librettist' Film At Opera America's New Works Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Dramatists Guild Opera Committee's Librettist Initiative premieres the short film a?oeCredit the Librettist: Conversations with Today's Opera Makersa?? at Opera America's New Works Forum on Thursday, January 16 at 10am at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York.
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
John Németh, a veteran of multiple Blues Music Award and Blues Blast Music accolades and Top 10 Billboard honors, and his high-powered band The Blue Dreamers, announced the first 17 concert dates of their 2020 Feelin' Freaky Tour today.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
After the success of School Play in 2017 and Magdalene in 2018 Tribe of Fools is embarking on their third spring-time show, Clown Sex Ed.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.
by Review Roundups - Feb 4, 2020
Starring two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale (HBO's Veep and Fox's/Netflix's Arrested Development) with Kathryn Smith-McGlynn, Wakey, Wakey is a remarkable combination of the everyday and the extraordinary that invites you to share the pleasure, humor, and beautiful mystery of life.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 3, 2020
The latest edition of Innovative Works, BEYOND THE MINT, sends three choreographers across the street to soak in Spirit Drift's 'Immersed in Light' installation at the Mint Museum Uptown. Chelsea Dumas and Duane Cyrus are particularly successful in their quests for inspiration.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
STAGES St. Louis and the City of Kirkwood are thrilled to announce the naming of the Main Stage Theatre at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (PAC). Thanks to a very generous gift from Don and Nancy Ross, the theatre will be named The Ross Family Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
The Wilbury Theatre Group continues its record-breaking 2018/19 season with National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of RED BIKE, a new play by award-winning playwright Caridad Svich.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
From start to finish, this year's lineup promises to surprise and delight audiences in the way only live theatre can. Civic Theatre's 2019- 2020 season is brimming with American classics, brand new musicals show for families to enjoy, and powerful shows for adults.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces the continuation of its 80th Rolling World Premiere (RWP) production. Red Bike by Caridad Svich opens at The Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence, R.I.) on February 21 and runs through March 3. Other Partner Theatres for this RWP were Simpatico Theatre (Philadelphia), PYGmalion Productions (Salt Lake City), and Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Red Bike was presented at NNPN's 2017 National Showcase of New Plays, hosted by Orlando Shakespeare Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, has a hit on its hands with the Philadelphia premiere of Angelina Weld Grimké's 1916 masterpiece, Rachel. This classic work will now close Saturday, February 29. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.a?? To purchase tickets, visit www.QTGrep.orga??or call 215.987.4450.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and Tony-nominated FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, is gearing up to launch the world premiere of the new play MIDDLETOWN, an exhilarating and universal depiction of love, life, and friendship; and how each endures through the roller coaster of life.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
OPERA America is pleased to announce the three pairs of protégés and mentors selected for the organization's Mentorship Program for Women, now in its third year. The Mentorship Program for Women provides a unique opportunity for promising opera company administrators to be paired with established industry leaders who can help them identify barriers to advancement and develop plans for professional growth.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Howl Playwrights is a theater group dedicated to nurturing and empowering the development of new works by emerging playwrights. The play development group meets once a week in Rhinebeck, NY. This group, facilitated and supervised by David Simpatico and Darrah Cloud, originated in 2013 at Half Moon Theatre and now independently stands as a play development group dedicated to cultivating new works.
American Blues Theater Names 2020 Blue Ink Playwriting Award Recipient, Announces 2020 Blue Ink Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the winner of the 2020 Blue Ink Playwriting Award is Recent Unsettling Events by Andrea Stolowitz. A staged reading of the play will be presented as part of the 2020 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival, along with new work by finalists Football Football Football Football (or I Love Lave Dash) by Kristoffer Diaz, The Mermaids' Parade by Gina Femia, and Crying on Television by R. Eric Thomas. The Blue Ink Playwriting Festival runs May 2-4, 2020 at 4809 N Ravenswood, Suite #126, in Chicago.
by Rob Lester - Feb 10, 2020
At Joe's Pub, the eclectic collective of entertainers offers something for almost everyone, in a parade of approaches that ranges from sincere to oh my dear --- a mixed bag to be sure. Even though uneven, the odds are that most would find reason to smile and happily hop into the hipster heyday melee.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
People's Light presents Lucy Kirkwood's The Children, 2018 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. Two retired nuclear physicists live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nearby nuclear meltdown. When a former colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, three old friends must reckon with their shared culpability in this darkly funny disaster drama. Directed by Executive Artistic Director Abigail Adams, The Children stars People's Light veterans Janis Dardaris, Marcia Saunders, and Graham Smith; and runs in the 160-seat Steinbright Stage January 15 a?" February 9. Tickets start at $35, including fees. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Don't let The Weeklings fool you, spawned in Asbury Park, NJ, the foursome have become an impressive rock 'n' roll ensemble, at once classic but thoroughly up to the moment. The Weeklings will release the new studio album, 3 on January 17 via Marty Scott's legendary indie Jem Records. Today, they share the video for “I Want You Again”, evoking the 60's era of jangling guitars, winsome harmonies, and indelible melodies. Watch below!
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 15, 2019
A true blue original, Sam Harris returns to NYC with proof of his longevity in the business in an awe-inspiring new show at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Ferndale's The Ringwald Theatre kicks off its 13th Season a bit earlier than usual with Disney's High School Musical. Starting performances August 23rd will allow folks of all ages the chance to soak up some high school fun before classes actually start in September!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
For Simpatico Theatre in Philadelphia, their 15th season No Place/Like Home looks at how and where we live, especially in the face of gun violence. The season asks the question: what happens when we find ourselves a stranger in our own home or neighborhood? All productions will take place at The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, Philadelphia.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Theatre Philadelphia, the non-profit organization that promotes and celebrates theatre across the Philadelphia region, has announced this year's nominees for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mahira Kakkar) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Greg Wood), a successful and charismatic restaurateur. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship with food and wine, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of "Kill Move Paradise" by James Ijames.
Simpatico Theatre Partners With Parent Artist Advocacy League For Philadelphia Premiere Of CRY IT OUT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Simpatico Theatre Company closes their 'Season of System Failures' with the regional premiere of a new play that explores the effect that class has on parenthood in America. Molly Smith Metzler's CRY IT OUT will perform at The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake (302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA) from June 5 to June 23, 2019. Simpatico will partner with PAAL, the Parent Artist Advocacy League, during this production to offer a variety of family-friendly opportunities for artists and audiences that focus on the working parent. Opening night for press is Friday, June 7 at 8PM.