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Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward's #LegacyLeaders Video Slates Screening Tour to Celebrate Negro Ensemble Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and Project1VOICE (P1V) have announced a screening series tour for the #LegacyLeaders video of Douglas Turner Ward coming to three cities this fall. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Adds Performance of GOD OF CARNAGE to Aid Hurricane Relief
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Shakespeare & Company adds a special benefit performance to its God of Carnage run to give back to those impacted by the recent hurricanes. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward's #LegacyLeaders Video Slates Screening Tour to Celebrate Negro Ensemble Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and Project1VOICE (P1V) have announced a screening series tour for the #LegacyLeaders video of Douglas Turner Ward coming to three cities this fall. (more...)

Academy Theatre Brings STEEL MAGNOLIAS To The Stage this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Academy Theatre is bringing the heartfelt comedy Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling to the stage! Lynna Schmidt is producing, directing, and starring as M'Lynn. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

Reg Rogers-Led AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Begins Tonight at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, tonight, October 6, through October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

THE BROOKLYN NUTCRACKER Returns This Season with Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Brooklyn Ballet, a unique and interdisciplinary dance company rooted in the classical idiom, presents the return of The Brooklyn Nutcracker, December 7-16, at the Irondale Center in downtown Brooklyn. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Continues 'TWO FACES OF MODERN ASIA' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents two new plays as part of the staged reading series Two Faces of Modern Asia: Fulfillment by Jeremy Tiang, directed by Mei Ann Teo (October 20, 2017) and UN by John Kim, directed by Flordelino Lagundino (tonight, October 27, 2017). (more...)

Emory University's Rose Library To Honor 50th Anniversary Of The Negro Ensemble Company's Founders
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and Project1VOICE (P1V) in association with The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (Rose Library) at Emory University and Theater Emory are proud to announce a screening for the #LegacyLeaders video of Douglas Turner Ward in Atlanta. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Kicks Off 'TWO FACES OF MODERN ASIA' Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents two new plays as part of the staged reading series Two Faces of Modern Asia: Fulfillment by Jeremy Tiang, directed by Mei Ann Teo (tonight, October 20, 2017) and UN by John Kim, directed by Flordelino Lagundino (October 27, 2017). (more...)

CROSS THAT RIVER, Musical Celebrating Black Cowboys of the American West, Riding to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

59E59 Theaters will host CROSS THAT RIVER, a new musical composed by renowned jazz artist Allan Harris, with a book by Mr. Harris & Pat Harris, and directed by Regge Life. Produced by Love Productions Records, CROSS THAT RIVER begins performances on Thursday, November 30 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 31. Press Opening is Wednesday, December 6 at 7:15 PM. (more...)

Reg Rogers-Led AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Opens Tonight at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, now through October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 12. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Stage New Play Readings with 'TWO FACES OF MODERN ASIA' Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will present two new plays as part of the staged reading series Two Faces of Modern Asia: Fulfillment by Jeremy Tiang, directed by Mei Ann Teo (October 20, 2017) and UN by John Kim, directed by Flordelino Lagundino (October 27, 2017). (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Presents New England Premiere Of MORNING AFTER GRACE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Shakespeare & Company presents the New England Premiere of Morning After Grace written by Cary Crim, and directed by Regge Life who helmed last season's hit comedy God of Carnage. Morning After Grace is an unconventional new comedy tackling love, loss, and second chances. Performances run from May 24th - July 15th in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dominique Morisseau Visits The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

The Drama Book Shop was thrilled to host a discussion and signing with award winning playwright Dominique Morisseau on Monday, May 7th. Moderating the discussion was actor, director, and executive assistant to Ms. Morisseau, Stori Ayers.  (more...)

Project1VOICE Celebrates The American Theater Across The Nation
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Project1VOICE One Play One Day 2018 is set with national staged readings of Pearl Cleage's Flyin' West on Sunday, June 17, and Monday, June 18. Theater companies, museums, colleges and universities around the country unite for this eighth annual theater celebration that revives and re-introduces forgotten classic plays in the American theater. Check your local listings for exact dates and times in your area. (more...)

Project1VOICE and Excellence Happens Present FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Manoa Valley Theatre is proud to announce a presentation of this year's Project1VOICE One Play One Day project Flyin' West, locally produced by Excellence Happens in Cooperation with Project1Voice, live on stage June 18th. Advance tickets are $25, $30 on the day with discounts available for groups of 10 or more. A portion of the proceeds benefit Manoa Valley Theatre. For tickets and more information visit www.excellencehappens.com.  (more...)

PASSING STRANGE Closes Karamu House's 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Karamu House, the oldest multicultural performing arts center in the country, closes it's 102nd consecutive season with the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange. Karamu House President and CEO, Tony F. Sias notes, 'this is a piece that is important and relevant, and speaks to and engages our millennial and 'genZ' generations.' With book and lyrics written by Tony Award-winning singer-songwriter Stew, and music composed by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the production opened on May 10 and will run through June 3, 2018 in Karamu's Arena Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)

Project1VOICE And Excellence Happens Present FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Manoa Valley Theatre is proud to announce a presentation of this year's Project1VOICE One Play One Day project Flyin' West, locally produced by Excellence Happens in Cooperation with Project1Voice, live on stage June 18th. Advance tickets are $25, $30 on the day with discounts available for groups of 10 or more. A portion of the proceeds benefit Manoa Valley Theatre. For tickets and more information visit www.excellencehappens.com.  (more...)

Milwaukee Rep's PTI Ensemble Performs LOST GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the World Premiere production of Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower performed by the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble this July 19-22, 2018 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance  of Lost Girl where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre continues 63rd Season with GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, continues its 2017/18 season with Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by Todd Kreidler (based on the screenplay by William Rose), directed by Marti Lyons with Associate Director Wardell Julius Clark. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner runs March 15 - April 15, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Wilma Theater Continues Season with World Premiere of PASSAGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen brings the World Premiere of Passage to The Wilma Theater in collaboration with Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and the Wilma HotHouse Company of actors. Praised by The New Yorker for his ability to find "ingenious ways to pull the rug out from under the audience's feet," Chen's new play uses the theater's primal evocative powers to examine the most essential questions of our time. Passage begins on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, and opens on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.  (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 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! (more...)

BWW Review: Destiny Theatre Experience's MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Burns Bright
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 22, 2017

Despite its provocative title and abundant profanity (or maybe even because of it), Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker With the Hat is actually filled with a lot of humanity and heart, enough that you'll find it difficult to shake off the story and its characters long after the final scene has played out. And thanks to director Kurt Jarvis' production for Destiny Theatre Experience's tenth anniversary, the Nashville debut will likely be talked about and recounted for months to come - which seems the perfect testament to the impact of Shawn Whitsell's company on Music City's vibrant arts and theater company. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE MOTHERF*CKER WITH THE HAT Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2017

Shawn Whitsell's Destiny Theatre Experience celebrates its tenth anniversary starting tonight with the opening of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With the Hat at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater. Directed by Kurt Jarvis and featuring a cast of local stage favorites, along with some intriguing newcomers, including Michael Carlo, Megan Blevins, Matt N. Smith, Amie Lara and Tony Insignares. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Line-Up for Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director/Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2017 Short New Play Festival will be presented on Monday July 24th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre, directed by Craig Baldwin and Evan Yionoulis. Casts will include Tina Benko, Bill Buell, Robert Clohessy, Emily Donahoe, Clifton Duncan, Teresa Avia Lim, Joan MacIntosh, Nadine Malouf, Howard W. Overshown, Alfredo Narciso, and Linda Powell. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 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. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

FUN HOME to Headline Young Vic's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The new 2017-18 season at Young Vic was announced today. (more...)

SELASEE & THE FAFA FAMILY + JYEMO CLUB Appear at Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Selasee grew up exposed to the colorful and energetic sounds of Highlife Music in Ghana. With this exposure Selasee created his own style-a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music. Threading together English and Ghanaian lyrics for a bright and captivating sound. (more...)

Rattlestick Announces PAGE TO STAGE Event with Adam Rapp and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

???????RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER is pleased to announce PAGE TO STAGE, a special one-night event featuring excerpts and conversations with authors, taking place Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014).  All tickets are general admission, with a suggested donation of $10. (more...)

Finalists Selected for the 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights writing in the English language. Chosen from over 150 nominated plays, the Finalists are: (more...)

Leviathan Lab Announces Casting for TRIGGER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Leviathan Lab (Artistic Director, Flordelino Lagundino) announces casting of TRIGGER, a new play by New Dramatists playwright Sam Chanse. TRIGGER runs at IATI Theatre (64 East 4th Street) from Friday, February 23 through Sunday, March 11, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Celebrates Opening Night of UNTIL THE FLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Daniella Topol, Artistic Director; Annie Middleton, Managing Director; Victor Cervantes, Jr., Associate Producer) just celebrated opening night of Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith's play UNTIL THE FLOOD, playing for a limited engagement through February 18, 2018 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). All performances will be followed by a post-show conversation. (more...)

Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta Present I AND YOU By Lauren Gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Come to the first show of the new year at the Academy Theatre! I and You by Lauren Gunderson was heralded a 'breakout play' by the New York Times. Impact Theatre Atlanta's Artistic Director and founder Brenda Porter is back to direct this very poignant piece. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD Makes its Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

On the heels of a critically-acclaimed off-Broadway run, Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate and Alice Center Resident Artist Dael Orlandersmith brings her one-woman show, Until the Flood to Goodman Theatre, April 27 - May 13. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Opens Its 2018 Season With FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

???????What begins as a one-night-stand turns into a tug of war between a short-order cook who sees a lifetime of love and adventure ahead and a waitress who's been burned too many times in the past and is terrified of being hurt again in Terrence McNally's contemporary American classic "Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune", being presented by Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only, Thursdays through Sundays March 29-April 8, 2017. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Announces Dates For Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD And Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's DRAW THE CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Tickets for the next two Mainstage productions of the 2017/2018 season at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Daniella Topol, Artistic Director; Annie Middleton, Managing Director; Victor Cervantes, Jr., Associate Producer) are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting www.rattlestick.org. (more...)

The Fountain Theatre Presents Mother-Daughter Tale RUNAWAY HOME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Sometimes what you're searching for is right where you started. The Fountain Theatre presents a powerful, funny and deeply moving mother-daughter story byJeremy J. Kamps. Multiple award-winning Shirley Jo Finneyreturns to the Fountain to direct the world premiere of Runaway Home for a Sept. 16 opening. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents August Wilson's Award-Winning Drama FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce its upcoming production of August Wilson's Fences, the award-winning American drama, directed by Tony Simotes, which will take the Harriett stage August 4 as the ninth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Yasmina Reza's GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents God of Carnage written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by Regge Life. The play won a Tony Award for Best Play and an Olivier Award for Best Comedy, now this award-winning New York hit comes to the Berkshires. Written by the author of ART, God of Carnage runs from September 14 - October 8th in the Elayne P. Bernstein. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Brooklyn's Billie Holiday Theatre Announces 2017 - 18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Billie Holiday Theatre - home to the largest African American community in the nation - announces the inaugural season in its newly-renovated theater with award-winning works from the African American theater canon. (more...)

New Soundtracks Harness Cinematic Power of Prog/Space Rock Legends & Revivalists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Two very different indie films to be released later this year feature soundtracks that make unique use of prog and space rock music. First up is the thrilling action/adventure film set in the Middle East, 8 Assassins - The Beautiful, The Bad And The Ugly. (more...)

Rachel Christopher to Step in for Extended INTIMATE APPAREL at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Shakespeare & Company adds two more performances to its Intimate Apparel run. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by long-time Company member Daniela Varon, the performances have been selling out. (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes of Dael Orlandersmith's YELLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Dael Orlandersmith's Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama Yellowman runs from April 24 - May 20 with aThursday, April 26 opening night at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Take a look behind-the-scenes with select rehearsal photos below. (more...)

The Goodman to Examine the Ferguson Unrest and Aftermath in Two Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

A collective of perspectives. A public outcry. The establishment of a movement. This month, two new plays- Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Neel Keller and florissant & canfield by Kristiana Rae Colon, directed by Derrick Sanders-bring a national dialogue to the stage. (more...)

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