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Friday, August 18, 2017

‘Change’ Can’t Come Soon Enough by American Theatre Editors

Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's musical, with its Confederate-monument subplot, will get an unexpectedly timely revival.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jonathan Shmidt Chapman’s Vision for Young Audiences by American Theatre Editors

Kids' theatre is a big tent, not a sideshow, but TYA/USA's new leader craves more specificity and clarity about its mission and impact.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Acting Company Announces 2017-18 Season by American Theatre Editors

The touring company will present 2 Shakespeares and a Marcus Gardley play about Malcolm X.

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Looking In: Teen Theatre That Keeps It Real by American Theatre Editors

A Hartford troupe makes original short plays by, for, and about teens, but the real performance may be in the talkbacks.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Before ‘The Cursed Child,’ There Was ‘Puffs’ by American Theatre Editors

A Potter-esque stage romp casts a spell Off-Broadway---just don’t call it a parody.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Featured Contributors, July/August 2017 by American Theatre Editors

Theatre architecture's cyclical history, and the newest state-of-the-art space at Chicago Shakes.

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Onstage This Week: Aug. 14-20 by American Theatre Editors

From the Kit Kat Klub to an island, from Berkeley to Milwaukee, it is another varied week for theatre.

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HERE Announces ‘Fantastique’ 2017-18 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will include the remount of Basil Twist's 'Symphonie Fantastique.'

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Mirae Kim Wins Createquity’s First Arts Research Prize by American Theatre Editors

Mirae Kim is recognized for her research on nonprofit organizations and civic engagement.

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National Black Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season by American Theatre Editors

The 'Black to the Future' season includes solo shows by Liza Jessie Peterson and Paterson Joseph and keeps an eye on national politics.

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Barbara Cook: Uncommon Intelligence, Ravishing Voice by American Theatre Editors

Tributes from those who worked with or were inspired by the iconic Broadway and cabaret performer.

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This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

From the first interracially cast 'Othello' to the founding of our longest-running queer troupe, this was a memorable month for theatre.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cleveland Play House Announces 2017-18 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will include holiday favorites, musicals, and dramas.

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Offscript: James Still, Indiana, and ‘The Great Comet’ of 2017 by American Theatre Editors

On this week's podcast, playwright James Still is the guest and he talks about how a California playwright became the resident playwright of Indiana Rep. Plus, the editors discuss 'The Great…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Making Plays and Friends at Kenyon Playwrights Conference by American Theatre Editors

Writing is a solitary pursuit, but not for a week each year on this idyllic Midwestern campus.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

VORTEX Repertory Company Announces 2017-18 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature puppets, mermaids, play festivals, and events.

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Russian Theatre: A Delicate Balance by American Theatre Editors

A week at Moscow's Golden Mask Festival shows that theatre is popular in Russia---but with popularity comes scrutiny.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season by American Theatre Editors

The theatre will present adaptations of movies and audience favorites.

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Theatre for a New Audience Announces 2017-18 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature a world premiere by Adrienne Kennedy.

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New England Foundation of the Arts Announces 6 Grant Recipients by American Theatre Editors

Six theatre companies receive grants to develop and tour new ensemble-based works.

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Onstage This Week: Aug. 7-13 by American Theatre Editors

From a recording studio to a filling station, from Oregon to North Carolina, it is another exciting week for theatre.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater Announces 2017 New Writers in Residence by American Theatre Editors

This second round of residents will include five playwrights.

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The Great Comet of Internet Outrage by American Theatre Editors

In today’s 140-character culture, dialogue and a recognition of nuance are more important than ever.

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Sam Shepard: Mystery and Magic, Freedom and Fire by American Theatre Editors

Suzan-Lori Parks, Robert Woodruff, Jean-Claude van Itallie, and Loretta Greco recall what America's great bard of the West meant to them.

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Running Off With Sam by American Theatre Editors

It started with acting exercises. Then in one night my life changed.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Transgender Soldier’s Story, Civil War Edition by American Theatre Editors

A new musical tells the tale of Albert Cashier, a Union soldier who was born a woman but fought---and lived---as a man.

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Company One 2017-18 Season to Feature Black Playwrights by American Theatre Editors

The season will include new plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Idris Goodwin, and Josh Wilder, focusing on the black male experience.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs Announce 2017 Awards by American Theatre Editors

Dramaturgs are lauded for current dramaturgy projects and proposals.

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Letters for July/August 2017 by American Theatre Editors

Playwriting as a lifeline in prison, changes in Chinese theatre, and the crisis of criticism.

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Mariann Mayberry, Tenacious Sparkler by American Theatre Editors

Inspired but not daunted by Steppenwolf's history, she lit up its stage for three decades.

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14 Lessons in 14 Days at the National Critics Institute by American Theatre Editors

What I learned at the O'Neill Theater Center's annual July boot camp for arts journalists.

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