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Friday, January 17, 2020

Mona Mansour and Scott Illingworth Launch New Theatre Company by Olivia Clement

The NYC-based Society will see members generate new material through rigorous research, improvisation, and discussion.

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Tracy Letts’ The Minutes Finds Its Broadway Creative Team by Olivia Clement

Jessie Mueller, Letts, Armie Hammer, and more will star in the upcoming production at the Cort Theatre.

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Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman to Reunite for European Premiere of Indecent at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory by Olivia Clement

The 2020 spring season lineup also includes Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus, directed by Patrick Marber.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Stephanie J. Block to Star in Sarah Silverman's The Bedwetter Musical Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The musical adaptation of the comedian's best-selling memoir will have its world premiere in the spring.

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Dates Set for 2020 Lucille Lortel Awards; Tim Sanford to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award by Olivia Clement

The Playwrights Horizons outgoing artistic director will be among the evening's special honorees, along with Anna Deavere Smith.

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Louis Armstrong Musical A Wonderful World to Have World Premiere in Miami by Olivia Clement

Juson Williams will star as the jazz legend in the Christopher Renshaw-helmed project.

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Cambodian Rock Band Extends at Off-Broadway’s Signature by Olivia Clement

Lauren Yee’s intimate rock epic, which begins previews in February, is directed by Chay Yew.

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Dracula, Adapted by Kate Hamill, Begins at Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The adaptation of Bram Stoker's original is one of two in CSC’s Gothic repertory presentation, paired with Frankenstein.

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The New Group's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Musical Begins Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Based on the 1969 movie, the story follows two couples whose outlook on life are changed by the sexual revolution.

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Darling Grenadine Begins at Roundabout Underground by Olivia Clement

The Daniel Zaitchik musical, a bittersweet Manhattan-set love story, begins January 16.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Read Reviews for My Name Is Lucy Barton on Broadway, Starring Laura Linney by Olivia Clement

The Manhattan Theatre Club production opens January 15.

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New José Rivera Play Lovesong (Imperfect) to Premiere Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The Obie-winning playwright will debut his newest work at Theater at the 14th Street Y.

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BAM Adds Riz Ahmed, Baby Reindeer, and Wesley Morris-Jenna Wortham Event to Spring Lineup by Olivia Clement

The Yours Theirs Ours programming, which also features the previously announced Lungs with Claire Foy and Matt Smith, will kick off in March.

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André Holland and Phylicia Rashad to Reunite for Toni Morrison Tribute at 92Y by Olivia Clement

They will read selections from The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations.

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West End Stars of The Kite Runner to Join U.K. Tour by Olivia Clement

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, the stage adaptation from Matthew Spangler and Giles Croft heads on tour in February.

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Paradise Lost, With Alison Fraser, Lou Liberatore, and More, Begins Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Tom Dulack adapts John Milton’s 17th-century story for the stage in this New York premiere from Fellowship for Performing Arts.

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My Name is Lucy Barton Opens on Broadway by Olivia Clement

The Manhattan Theatre Club production, starring Laura Linney, opens at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre January 15.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Eboni Booth's Paris Extends at Atlantic Theater Company by Olivia Clement

The world premiere, directed by Knud Adams, is now in previews at Atlantic's Stage 2.

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Royal Family to Bring Back Women on Fire: Stories From the Frontlines by Olivia Clement

Kathleen Chalfant will once again lead the performances, joined by a rotating cast for a limited run.

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South Coast Repertory and Playwrights Horizons Launch New $60,000 Play Commission by Olivia Clement

Awarded to “a major American playwright,” the inaugural recipient of the commission will be announced in the spring.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Signature's Annual Gala to Celebrate Anna Deavere Smith by Olivia Clement

As well as celebrating the resident writer, the upcoming evening will also honor Board President Nina B. Matis.

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Cynthia Nixon to Direct Jane Chambers’ Landmark Lesbian Play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove on Broadway by Olivia Clement

Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, and Lily Tomlin are among the producing team for the Broadway-bound revival.

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Jo Lampert, Tina Benko, and Emily Davis Join Spare Rib Benefits by Olivia Clement

Winter Miller’s play, about a cabal of (in)famous women who demand reproductive freedom, will be performed over three nights in celebration of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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Slave Play’s Jeremy O. Harris to Curate a Performance Series for NYC’s High Line by Olivia Clement

The 2020 Out of Line series will feature multidisciplinary performances inspired by the popular elevated pathway in Manhattan.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

How The Movement Theatre Company Went From Grassroots Troupe to Off-Broadway Force by Olivia Clement

The company responsible for breakout What to Send Up When It Goes Down changes how we make theatre and who gets to make it.

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Medea, Starring Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, Begins at BAM by Olivia Clement

Simon Stone’s contemporary take on the Euripides tragedy begins January 12 in the Harvey Theater.

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Freestyle Love Supreme Closes on Broadway by Olivia Clement

The improvised hip-hop show from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale wraps up its limited run at the Booth Theatre.

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Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside Closes on Broadway January 12 by Olivia Clement

Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman star in the play's limited Broadway engagement, directed by David Cromer at Studio 54.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Charles Busch's The Confession of Lily Dare Begins at the Cherry Lane by Olivia Clement

Busch’s newest play, a comic melodrama and celebration of 1930s pre-code cinema, is presented by Primary Stages.

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TFANA's Timon of Athens, Starring Kathryn Hunter, Begins in Brooklyn January 11 by Olivia Clement

The Simon Godwin–helmed staging sees Shakespeare's titular Timon re-gendered as female.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

My Name Is Lucy Barton to Be Released as an Audiobook, Featuring Laura Linney by Olivia Clement

Linney’s performance will soon be available on platforms such as Audible, Google Play, and more.

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All that Chat

Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue