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Monday, November 18, 2019

A Thornton Wilder World Premiere, as ‘7 Deadly Sins’ Get Their Due by American Theatre Editors

Boston's Suffolk University will present the entire set of Wilder's 'Sins' one-acts for the first time in one program.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Take on the Fourth Wall by American Theatre Editors

The acclaimed playwrights gather on Nov. 19 at the Center for Fiction to talk about realism and the fourth wall.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Aleshea Harris Among 2019 Samuel French Award Honorees by American Theatre Editors

The other winners include TDF's Accessibility Programs and the late Neil Simon. They will each receive $5,000.

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Angela Sclafani and Benjamin Vele Win Fred Ebb Award by American Theatre Editors

The songwriters will be each presented with a $60,000 cash prize next month.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Humana Festival Announces 2020 Lineup by American Theatre Editors

New artistic director Robert Barry Fleming's first festival program will feature five world premiere plays.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tim Bond to Become Artistic Director of TheatreWorks by American Theatre Editors

The former artistic director of Syracuse Stage, and August Wilson aficionado, will take over the Silicon Valley company.

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Drama Book Shop to Reopen, With Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Help by American Theatre Editors

The 'Hamilton' composer, who bought the century-old book shop when it closed last fall, has announced its reopening for March 2020.

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Three on the Aisle: Is ‘Tina’ Just Another Jukebox Musical? by American Theatre Editors

The critics discuss the newest celebrity jukebox musical, and how Broadway theatres have an accessibility issue.

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Human Trafficking at Human Scale in ‘Live Bodies for Sale’ by American Theatre Editors

In Ohio-based writer Christopher Johnston's new play, a disgraceful global trade hits close to home.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

From the birth of William Wells Brown and Ellen Stewart to the beginnings of Memphis's Playhouse on the Square and McNally’s 'Love! Valour! Compassion!,' December was a noteworthy month.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Why Is Susan Lieu Self-Funding a 10-City Tour? by American Theatre Editors

In telling the story of her mother, who died under a careless plastic surgeon’s knife, she hopes to illuminate both grief and injustice. 

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People’s Light Announces 45th Anniversary Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature the world premiere of a musical about Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin.

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Godfrey L. Simmons Jr.: Vision and Mission by American Theatre Editors

The co-founding leader of Ithaca's Civic Ensemble prepares to take the helm of the similarly community-minded HartBeat Ensemble in Connecticut.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Andy Garcia Unlocks ‘Key Largo’ by American Theatre Editors

Known for calm, eye-of-the-storm roles, the Florida-raised actor brings the thunder in his own adaptation of the iconic gangster drama.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Conrad Ricamora Is Ready to Be a Leading Man by American Theatre Editors

Why is he doing 'Soft Power' in New York while filming 'How to Get Away With Murder' in Los Angeles? Because he finally gets to play the hero.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Token Theatre Friends: Adrienne C. Moore on Getting Ntozake Shange’s Approval by American Theatre Editors

The 'Orange is the New Black' actress discusses learning how to dance for 'for colored girls....' at the Public Theater. Plus reviews of 'Moulin Rouge,' 'Little Shop of Horrors,' and 'Soft P…

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Trigger Warnings: How to Handle Guns Onstage and Off by American Theatre Editors

Whether the weapons are real or fake, part of the show or not, your theatre needs to be prepared.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Can Freestyle Love Supreme Be Taught? by American Theatre Editors

The popular improv troupe is now teaching folks its blend of improv and freestyle rap, and one of its students is now with them on Broadway.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

5 Tales of Haunted Theatres to Give You a Fright by American Theatre Editors

Unexplained knocking, disembodied voices, a whiskey-drinking spirit, and more fill our annual collection of stories about theatrical ghosts.

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Charly Evon Simpson Wins Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by American Theatre Editors

The award from the Vineyard Theatre is named for Pultizer-winning playwright Paula Vogel.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Is There a Black Acting Method? A Symposium Makes the Case by American Theatre Editors

A gathering last month in Georgia lifted up the work of Sharrell D. Luckett and Tia M. Shaffer, and their mentor, Freddie Hendricks, in developing empowering approaches for Black actors.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Lear deBessonet Named New Artistic Director of Encores! by American Theatre Editors

Where will this acclaimed director, slated to succeed Jack Viertel, take New York's beloved musical theatre revival program?

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Three on the Aisle: A Conversation With Tracy Letts by American Theatre Editors

Tracy Letts stops by to discuss his newest play, 'Linda Vista,' and how he balances being a playwright and actor.

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EST/Sloan Project Announces 2019-20 Commissions by American Theatre Editors

The partnership has commissioned 10 new plays about science and technology.

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The Sober Reality for Theatremakers in Recovery by American Theatre Editors

Six theatre artists in recovery share stories of how the field has both embraced and excluded them.

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5 Off-Off-Broadway Companies Find a Home at Midtown’s Theatre Row by American Theatre Editors

The new Kitchen Sink Residency will give 2 years of support and space for companies to create new work, culminating in full productions.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Want to Do Audience Development? Try Some Scare Tactics by American Theatre Editors

How bloodsucking vampires, headless horsemen, and ghostly encounters are bringing new patrons to theatres around the country.

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Perseverance Theatre Names Leslie Ishii Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

Ishii has been serving as Perseverance's interim artistic director since July.

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Hudson Valley Shakes Announces Summer Season by American Theatre Editors

The summer 2020 season will feature the premiere of Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp's adaptation of Goldoni's 'The Venetian Twins.'

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Friday, October 25, 2019

American Players Theatre Announces a ‘Very Different’ 2020 Season by American Theatre Editors

The Wisconsin summer theatre will present 9 shows in repertory, including works by Tom Stoppard, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Marisela Treviño Orta.

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An ‘Inheritance’ Deferred by American Theatre Editors

In his long-gestating gay-legacy epic, Matthew Lopez speaks back to a work that helped shape him, ‘Howards End.’

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