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Monday, February 20, 2017

Tense Wedding Day of Playwright’s Parents Inspires New Comedy “Divinity Place” by Kenneth Jones

The scandal of marrying out of your faith — Catholic girl loves Protestant boy! — is at the heart of a new charm-bomb comedy called Divinity Place, one of the recently added titles to th…

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hudson Stage Reading of “Two Henrys” Has Susan Pellegrino, James Lloyd Reynolds, Finnerty Steeves Feb. 10 by Kenneth Jones

Hudson Stage Company’s Feb. 10 reading of Kenneth Jones’ three-character family drama Two Henrys will feature HSC veteran Susan Pellegrino as grieving Florida matriarch Constance, who is…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ted Koch, K.K. Moggie, Jeremy Beck, Todd Lawson Cast in World Premiere of Jeff Talbott’s “The Gravedigger’s Lullaby” Off-Broadway by Kenneth Jones

Jeremy Beck, Ted Koch, Todd Lawson and K.K. Moggie populate a bleak landscape flecked with hope in the world premiere of Jeff Talbott’s new play The Gravedigger’s Lullaby directed by …

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Jeff Talbott’s “i” Gets Pioneer Reading With Todd Gearhart, Susanna Florence, More; Wes Grantom Helms in Utah by Kenneth Jones

A new play called i, by Jeff Talbott, will be heard for the first time as part of Pioneer Theatre Company’s winter 2017 Play-by-Play new play reading series Jan. 27-28. The staged reading …

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Charlotte Ahlin’s New Play “The Summoning” Mixes College Co-Eds and Demon-Conjuring by Kenneth Jones

The Summoning, actor-playwright Charlotte Ahlin’s darkly comic new play about three college-age women flirting with the occult as they stand on the brink of adulthood, gets a developmental…

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Kenneth Jones’ “Two Henrys,” a Tale of Family Prejudice and Perceptions, Gets Hudson Stage Co. Reading by Kenneth Jones

Hudson Stage Company, the resident Equity theatre that embraces contemporary plays and develops new works in Westchester County, NY, will give voice to Kenneth Jones’ family drama Two Henr…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Choreographer Denis Jones Talks About the “Holiday Inn” Number That Everybody’s Talking About by Kenneth Jones

It was still early in the 2016-17 Broadway season, during September previews of Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical at Studio 54, that a musical number emerged as an instant classic o…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dear Santa: “Naughty/Nice,” Wickedly Funny Holiday Musical, Gets Licensing Launch in Ohio by Kenneth Jones

Naughty/Nice, the musical comedy revue featuring four adult performers playing a multitude of twisted and desperate children writing letters to Santa Claus, begins its licensing life Dec. 9 …

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Monday, December 5, 2016

“The Green,” Owen Thompson’s Vietnam-Set Play, Has NYC Reading Dec. 11 by Kenneth Jones

Owen Thompson’s new play The Green, charting the machinations of a handful of U.S. soldiers at the end of the Vietnam War, will get a reading in The Workshop Theater’s Sundays@Six readin…

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Monday, November 28, 2016

American Holiday Musical “Another Night Before Christmas” Lights Up in London Premiere by Kenneth Jones

Another Night Before Christmas, a two-character holiday musical that premiered in America’s heartland and has been seen in nearly 20 productions around the country, gets its U.K. premiere …

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kitty Dubin Talks About Her New Play “Rights of Passage,” Premiering at Michigan’s JET by Kenneth Jones

Kitty Dubin’s Rights of Passage, a grouping of shorts plays addressing momentous events in the lives of disparate Jewish characters, is getting its world premiere by JET — Jewish Ensembl…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kenneth Jones’ “Two Henrys” Gets L.A. Workshop at Pacific Resident Theatre, With Lesley Fera, Suzanne Ford, Ned Mochel by Kenneth Jones

The Co-Op of Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, CA, is presenting a workshop run of Kenneth Jones’ family dramedy Two Henrys Oct. 27-Nov. 13. Ann Bronston directs a cast featuring Lesley …

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Plays By Jeff Talbott, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder and Eric Samuelsen Get Voice in Pioneer’s Play-By-Play Series by Kenneth Jones

The 2016-17 Play-By-Play Reading Series by Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City will feature Requiem for August Moon by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, i by Jeff Talbott and The Ice Front by …

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Playwright Vincent Delaney Talks About His New Drama “Las Cruces,” Getting World Premiere in NJ by Kenneth Jones

A Connecticut man has fled to the New Mexico desert following an unspeakable tragedy in Vincent Delaney’s drama Las Cruces, getting its world premiere Sept. 1-18 by Premiere Stages in Unio…

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Barbara Kingsley’s “Under This Roof,” a Story of Caregiving, Prejudice and Perceptions, Gets Reading at Penguin Rep by Kenneth Jones

Under This Roof, Barbara Kingsley’s drama of unexpected connections in the racially divided Cleveland of the late 1940s, gets a reading by Penguin Rep in Stony Point, NY, Aug. 29 as part o…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Michigan Premiere of “Alabama Story” Launches Sept. 22 in Detroit; Tickets On Sale by Kenneth Jones

  Alabama Story, the acclaimed historical drama by Michigan-bred playwright Kenneth Jones, will make its Wolverine State premiere Sept. 22-Oct. 9 in a staging by The Theatre Company …

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Five Characters, Five Decades, One Gay Bar: “At The Flash” Makes NYC Debut by Kenneth Jones

At The Flash, a new one-man, five-character play that charts seismic cultural changes in recent gay American history, gets its New York City premiere Aug. 13-24 as part of the 2016 New York …

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Ping Pong Is Center Stage in John Ahlin and Christopher Patrick Mullen’s “ChipandGus” at FringeNYC by Kenneth Jones

The fluid give-and-take of energy between actors on stage is sometimes referred to as “ping pong,” but a new FringeNYC play is taking the idea literally. A ping pong table and a fast-pac…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Rehearsals Begin Aug. 3 for East Coast Premiere of “Alabama Story,” On Cape Cod by Kenneth Jones

The cast of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater production Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones gathers for the first time Aug. 3 in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to begin building the East Coast prem…

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

“Alabama Story” Rehearsals Begin July 28 at Wisconsin’s Peninsula Players; Midwest Premiere Is Aug. 17 by Kenneth Jones

Some of Chicago’s best actors will begin conjuring the Deep South in northern Wisconsin on July 28, when rehearsals begin for the Midwest premiere of Kenneth Jones’ Alabama Story. The…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lewis Carroll’s Real-Life “Alice” Is “Formerly of Wonderland” in Mark Saltzman’s New Musical Play by Kenneth Jones

Mark Saltzman’s fact-inspired new play Alice Formerly of Wonderland: A Musical Story of the Real Alice is among titles in the 2016 Wyoming Theater Festival, a startup initiative now in it…

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bess Wohl Talks Out Loud About the Return of “Small Mouth Sounds,” Her Play Set at a Silent Retreat by Kenneth Jones

Bess Wohl’s beguiling Small Mouth Sounds, a seriocomic ensemble play about broken city folk attending a silent wellness retreat in the country, was a spring 2015 hit at Ars Nova, where the…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Jeff Talbott’s “The Gravedigger’s Lullaby” To Premiere Off-Broadway in 2017; Jenn Thompson Directs by Kenneth Jones

Off-Broadway’s TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will present the world premiere of Jeff Talbott’s The Gravedigger’s Lullaby starting in February 2017 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre R…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kate Robin Talks About “Mr. Bigger’s Baby,” Her “Traumedy” Getting a TACT Reading June 29-30 by Kenneth Jones

Mr. Bigger’s Baby, Kate Robin’s serious comedy about the life of a family seen in the context of an ailing patriarch, gets two public reading presentations in Manhattan June 29-30 as the…

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Jeff Talbott’s “How to Build a City” Reading Has Chad Goodridge, Amelia McClain, Anthony Newfield, Will Rogers, Richard Thieriot by Kenneth Jones

A group of close friends is shaken when one of their own decides to become the caregiver of his compromised father in Jeff Talbott’s How to Build a City, getting a 29-hour reading the week…

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Kenneth Jones’ “Hollywood, Nebraska” Gets NYC Reading With Seth Bridges, Nora Chester, Shannon Koob, Alycia Kunkle, Alex Webb, Lynn Wright by Kenneth Jones

Playwright Kenneth Jones will map out his new serious comedy, Hollywood, Nebraska — about two actresses returning to their shared small-town roots for separate family emergencies — in a …

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

“Three Rules for the Dragon,” Jeff Talbott’s New Play About a Suspected Terrorist and a Distracted CIA Agent, Gets NJ Reading June 17-19 by Kenneth Jones

Jeff Talbott’s new play Three Rules for the Dragon, about a law enforcement interrogator pulled between his gruesome work and his domestic life, is being investigated in rehearsals toward …

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Playwright Jeff Keilholtz Talks About Crime Drama “Bad Fiction,” Getting NYC NewTACTics Reading June 8-9 by Kenneth Jones

A rising political figure. A cunning campaign manager. A complicated cop. A shrewd lawyer. A battered woman. All of them figure into Jeff Keilholtz’s new play, Bad Fiction, kicking off the…

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

New Plays By Kenneth Jones, Jeff Keilholtz, Kate Robin and Jeff Talbott Set for NewTACTics Reading Series in June by Kenneth Jones

Kenneth Jones’ new play Hollywood, Nebraska, a rueful comedy about two fortysomething actresses and former schoolmates returning to their small-town roots for separate family emergencies, …

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

“Lone Star Spirits,” a Haunted Comedy by Josh Tobiessen, Gets World Premiere in Crowded Outlet’s Inaugural Season by Kenneth Jones

Crowded Outlet, the new not-for-profit theatre organization committed to developing and producing the work of eclectic theatre artists, will offer its first full production — the world pre…

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Midwest Premiere of “Alabama Story” Has Greg Vinkler, Carmen Roman, James Leaming, Harter Clingman, Byron Glenn Willis, Katherine Keberlein by Kenneth Jones

Some of Chicago’s best actors will be conjuring the Deep South in northern Wisconsin this summer when they star in the Midwest premiere of Kenneth Jones’ Alabama Story Aug. 17-Sept. 4 at…

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