Friday, February 3, 2023

Cincinnati Playhouse Announces First Incubator Program Members by American Theatre Editors

The inaugural Incubator program members include 9 organizations and 2 artists.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:35PM

2023 Black Choreographers Festival Runs This Month by American Theatre Editors

The festival will present BCF @ CSUEB at the Cal State East Bay University Theater on Feb. 11 and New Voices/New Works at Dance Mission Theater on Feb. 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:31PM

Clarence Coo Wins Williamstown’s L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award by American Theatre Editors

The award comes with a $10,000 prize and an accompanying $10,000 Jay Harris Commission for a new play, to be read at the festival this summer.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:27PM

Ryan Scott Oliver, Ethan Lipton Win 2023 Kleban Prize by American Theatre Editors

The awards ceremony will be available to stream on Broadway On Demand.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:43PM
Thursday, February 2, 2023

Amanda Feldman Named CSC Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

She joins Classic Stage Company after years as managing director of the new-play-focused Page 73.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:57AM

‘Sign’ of the Times: Lorraine Hansberry’s 2nd Play Gets 2 New Looks by American Theatre Editors

A forgotten chapter of mid-20th-century theatre history is about to be restored, as 'The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window' is restaged in Seattle and Brooklyn.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:12AM

The Play That Got Away: A History of ‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window’ by American Theatre Editors

Lorraine Hansberry's long-awaited sophomore effort was greeted coolly, even confusedly, in 1964, but ambivalence---about art, activism, and their fraught intersection---has always been in th…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:10AM

Rachel Brosnahan Reads the ‘Sign’ in Iris Brustein’s Window by American Theatre Editors

For her first stage role in a while, the 'Mrs. Maisel' actor is ready to embrace the role of another imperfect but lovable woman performer in a rocky marriage.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:08AM
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Remembering Robert E. Somerfeld by American Theatre Editors

Known for his absurdist one-act plays,' Somerfeld was also an accomplished copywriter and screenwriter.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:06PM

Equity, L.A. Producers Team for ‘Catch Up California’ Rally by American Theatre Editors

The rally launched fundraising efforts for the Equitable Payroll Fund.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:07PM

NAMT Announces Writers Residency Grants by American Theatre Editors

The grants have awarded funds to eight new musical theatre projects.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:03PM

Could It Happen Here? How U.S. and U.K. Plays Are Staging Antisemitism’s Resurgence by American Theatre Editors

Over the past year, no fewer than 10 shows on both sides of the Atlantic have addressed the historical rise of Nazism and/or the troubling resurfacing of antisemitism.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:50PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Estefanía Fadul, Graeme Gillis Are EST’s New Co-Artistic Directors by American Theatre Editors

After a year-long search process, Fadul joins Gillis, who has been serving as interim artistic director since William Carden stepped down last year.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:05PM

2 Artists at the Top of Their ‘Endgame’ by American Theatre Editors

Bill Irwin and John Douglas Thompson, who first bonded in a Public staging of 'King Lear,' confront the opacity, playfulness, and unavoidable bleakness of another master, Beckett.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:15PM

2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellows Announced by American Theatre Editors

9 theatre artists have been awarded fellowships.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:36PM

Jamal Howard Named 2023 Maggio Directing Fellow by American Theatre Editors

Howard has previously choreographed work at the Goodman.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:15AM
Monday, January 30, 2023

Artists Rep Names Lava Alapai Associate Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

Alapai will take part in a year-long leadership residency program.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:33PM

Hayley Finn Named Theater J Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

The former Playwrights' Center associate A.D. will join managing director David Lloyd Olson on the leadership team as of Feb 1.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:15PM

Everett Quinton: Humble, Hard-Working, Never Less Than Fabulous by American Theatre Editors

Inheriting the Ridiculous Theatrical Company from his lover, Charles Ludlam, Quinton carved his own beloved niche in the theatre pantheon.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:11PM

Andrew Leynse, Primary Stages’ Encourager-in-Chief by American Theatre Editors

The longtime artistic director and new-play champion had a gentle, calming presence, but he never shied away from tough conversations.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:43PM

Drama, Onstage and Off, at the Public Theater by American Theatre Editors

A new book documents Oskar Eustis's regime at the pivotal New York theatre, with its heady mix of idealism, triumph, compromise, and controversy.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:14AM

Asian American History, Told in Stages by American Theatre Editors

The theatre is one place where the disparate, diverse Asian American experience has found common expression, as a new entry in Routledge's Milestones series shows.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:12AM

The Rise and Fall of Arthur Miller by American Theatre Editors

John Lahr's new biography recounts the story of a playwright who met his historical moment like few before or since, then struggled for a second act.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:10AM

What Can We Learn From Broadway Musicals? by American Theatre Editors

A new guide to musicals about American history, and a new biography of the crucial figure Oscar Hammerstein II, make new cases for taking the form seriously.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:08AM

The Theatre of Images: The Early Years by American Theatre Editors

A look back at SoHo in the 1970s, where theatrical experimentation by Meredith Monk, Robert Wilson, Richard Foreman, the Performance Group, and Mabou Mines defined an era.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:06AM

Taylor Mac, Walt Whitman, and Adhesive America by American Theatre Editors

Cruising Utopia with the Good Gay Poet.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:04AM

Is the Musical Progressive? by American Theatre Editors

For all its faults, the form (and its fans) can't help but stand up and sing for the underdog, for the awakened conscience, for moments of joyful liberation.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:02AM

A Meeting of the Mimes (and Clowns) by American Theatre Editors

In this excerpt from a new book by the founder of Movement Theatre International, the author reflects on the a crucial 1988 gathering in Philadelphia.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:00AM
Friday, January 27, 2023

Jennifer Coolidge Is Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year by American Theatre Editors

The award is the oldest from the Harvard theatrical group.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:39PM

Single Carrot Theatre to Close After 15 Years by American Theatre Editors

The Baltimore theatre recently postponed a planned production.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:50AM
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Chita Rivera to Receive 2023 Stephen Sondheim Award by American Theatre Editors

Signature Theatre in Virginia will present the award in April.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:44PM

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