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Friday, May 24, 2019

Dr. Shakespeare, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Play On by American Theatre Editors

An ambitious effort to hire contemporary playwrights to translate the Bard into modern English is about to deliver the goods.

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Lilly Awards Honor Jayne Houdyshell and Glenda Jackson by American Theatre Editors

The actors were among those honored at the annual awards for women in theatre.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Three on the Aisle: David Yazbek Loves ‘Shaft’ by American Theatre Editors

This week the critics talk with the Tony-winning composer about his newest project: the gender-bending 'Tootsie.'

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The National and Duncan Sheik Musicals Bookend New Group’s 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

A musical 'Cyrano' starring Peter Dinklage joins premieres by Donja R. Love and Thomas Bradshaw and a musical based on 'Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.'

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Honing Your Acting Instrument, and Maybe an Actual Instrument Too by American Theatre Editors

Ohio University is creating more flexibility for its musical theatre BFA students to pursue other subjects, including formal musical training.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The 2019 Obie Awards: Thanks, Mom and Dad by American Theatre Editors

In a big night for New York Theatre Workshop, 'What the Constitution Means to Me' and 'Hurricane Diane' were among top winners.

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Chita Rivera Awards Honor NY Dancers and Choreographers by American Theatre Editors

Winners include talent from 'Alice by Heart,' 'The Beast in the Jungle,' 'Hadestown,' 'Oklahoma!,' and 'Ain't Too Proud.'

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Aria Winning: What Audiences Want From Opera by American Theatre Editors

How Opera Theatre of St. Louis used a Wallace Foundation Grant to test audience-building strategies.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Four Shows of 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

New revivals of 'Little Shop' and 'Annie Get Your Gun' bookend a slate that includes BD Wong directing Lauren Yee's 'The Great Leap' and Alfred Molina in Florian Zeller's 'The Father.'

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Friday, May 17, 2019

NEA Awards Nearly $3 Million to U.S. Theatre Projects by American Theatre Editors

Meanwhile, the House subcommittee has recommended a substantial increase in NEA funding.

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Drama League Gives Awards to ‘Ferryman,’ ‘Hadestown’ by American Theatre Editors

The honors recognize artistic achievement on and Off-Broadway.

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Big Ups for Jordan Downs: Cornerstone Memorializes a Watts Housing Project by American Theatre Editors

In 'A Jordan Downs Illumination,' the company returns to South L.A. to find a community changed and still changing.

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Playwrights Realm to Make Rehearsals More Parent/Child-Friendly by American Theatre Editors

The Off-Broadway theatre has launched its Radical Parent-Inclusion Project, which will include free childcare for its artists and shorter work days for parents.

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InterAct Announces 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

The lineup features a range of contemporary works, including a Thomas Gibbons world premiere.

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TCG and TRG Arts Launch the Single Ticket Theatre Collective by American Theatre Editors

10 mid-sized theatres across the country will try out single-ticket plans and learn from each other's data.

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‘King Lear’ Minus the Monarch, Plus Mom by American Theatre Editors

Samantha Shay’s stripped-down, fem-focused take on the tragedy inspires low-tech awe—and starts a raucous argument.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Token Theatre Friends: Alice Ripley Sings ‘Jolene’ To Us (Seriously) by American Theatre Editors

The Friends talk to the star of the original 'Next to Normal' about her newest one-woman show. Plus, reviews of 'Caroline, or Change,' 'Paul Swan is Dead and Gone,' and 'Tootsie.'

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Vineyard Theatre Announces Bookend Shows of 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

The plays are Tina Satter's 'Is This a Room' and Antoinette Nwandu's 'Tuvalu or, The Saddest Song.'

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South Coast Rep Announces 13-Play Season for 2019-20 by American Theatre Editors

Plays by Adam Bock, Julia Cho, Donja R. Love, and John Patrick Shanley, as well Kate Hamill's 'The Scarlet Letter' and some new TYA works, highlight an eclectic slate.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

FreeFall Theatre Company Announces Season of Ghosts by American Theatre Editors

The 2019-20 lineup, called Ghost Light, will feature haunting adaptations and stories of ghouls.

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The Translator’s Glance by American Theatre Editors

Moving work from one language to another is an art unto itself, and adapting it for the stage only adds layers of challenge and meaning.

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Custom Made Announces Eclectic 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

Among the shows featured will be works by Sondheim, Churchill, and Ruhl, as well as a Michaela Goldhaber world premiere.

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‘Hadestown’ Tops 2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards by American Theatre Editors

The awards recognize Off-Broadway and Broadway productions.

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Arena Stage Tops the Helen Hayes Awards by American Theatre Editors

Arena Stage's 'Anything Goes' and 1st Stage's 'Fly by Night' were the most-lauded productions in the annual awards ceremony honoring D.C.-area theatre.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Subtext: Audrey Cefaly and Lisa Langford on Overcoming Rejection by American Theatre Editors

Catching up with two playwrights at the National New Play Network showcase.

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Odyssey Announces ‘Circa ’69!’ 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

In honor of its 50th Anniversary, the West L.A. company will present works by Fornés, Orton, and others that premiered around the time the troupe was established.

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Know a Theatre: Prime Stage of Pittsburgh by American Theatre Editors

This 23-year-old theatre company brings classroom curricula and literature to life onstage.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Qui Nguyen Is Telling the Story of Asian America by American Theatre Editors

How ‘Vietgone’ and ‘Poor Yella Rednecks’ subverts the Asian-as-foreigner trope to tell a distinctly American story.

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Synetic Theater Announces Season of Adaptations by American Theatre Editors

The lineup will feature a remount of the company's physical adaptation of 'The Tempest' with a water-filled set.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2050 Fellowships for 2019-20 by American Theatre Editors

Six emerging directors and playwrights will participate in a yearlong residency with the company.

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The Wilma Theater Announces 5-Show Season by American Theatre Editors

The 2019-20 lineup will feature a world premiere adaptation of a poem, and works by Clare Barron, Aleshea Harris, and more.

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