Friday, February 15, 2019

February 2019 Onstage by American Theatre Editors

From a side show to a Cuban-American cigar factory, from 20th-century Harlem to Chicago in the 1920s, check out what is onstage.

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MTI Gives Fire Relief Grants to California Schools by American Theatre Editors

The licensing agency will offer grants to middle and high school theatre programs affected by last year's wildfires.

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Park Square Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

The lineup includes lively musicals, classic stories, and a world premiere under new artistic director Flordelino Lagundino.

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American Theatre Wing Names 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Winners by American Theatre Editors

This year's recipients include Julia Gytri and Avi Amon, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Andy Roninson, and Ben Wexler.

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Tatiana Maslany, Desire Incarnate in ‘Network’ by American Theatre Editors

The actor talks about her role in the new Broadway production, staging a truthful sex scene, and her own media diet.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Know a Theatre: Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, N.J. by American Theatre Editors

The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center's resident company started in a former sewing factory and will move to a new state-of-the-art complex this fall.

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San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Announces 2018 Craig Noel Awards by American Theatre Editors

The annual awards recognize the work of San Diego theatres, with top winners being the Old Globe and Lamb's Players.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Announces 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

The company's 50th season will be the last under the direction of longtime artistic director Robert Kelley.

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Featured Contributors, Feb. 2019 by American Theatre Editors

A deep dive into theatre in prison, and a study of William Kentridge's latest opus.

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Shakespeare Theatre Sets First Season Under New Leadership by American Theatre Editors

New artistic director Simon Godwin's first season will include works by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, James Baldwin, and a new adaptation of 'Peter Pan' by Lauren Gunderson.

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Why Comedy Is Eating Theatre’s Lunch by American Theatre Editors

Audiences are eager to laugh at everything from pratfalls to political commentary, and these days they're doing it everywhere but at the theatre.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2019 Season by American Theatre Editors

The summer slate, including 5 world premieres, will feature performances by Uma Thurman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Kaczmarek, S. Epatha Merkerson, and more.

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Larissa FastHorse’s ‘The Thanksgiving Play’: It’s Okay to Laugh by American Theatre Editors

With her satire of performative wokeness, the Native American writer strives to subtly rewire audiences' default responses.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Sets First Season Under New Leadership by American Theatre Editors

Hana S. Sharif's inaugural season as artistic director will include world premieres by Somi and Kirsten Greenidge, and 'Angels in America.'

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Marissa Wolf: Close Listener by American Theatre Editors

Returning to the West Coast, the new-work-focused director takes on Portland and its possibilities.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Actors’ Equity Ends Strike Against Broadway League by American Theatre Editors

The actors union has reached a deal to increase the salaries of actors and stage managers working on developmental productions on Broadway.

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Recipients Announced for 2018 Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative by American Theatre Editors

More than $500,000 has been awarded in scholarships and grants to 30 student artists and 13 school communities.

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South Coast Rep Announces 2019 Pacific Playwrights Festival by American Theatre Editors

The annual festival will feature five staged readings and two world premieres.

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Barrington Stage Company Announces 2019 Season by American Theatre Editors

The lineup will include four world premieres and five new works across their two stages.

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How Art Creates Community by American Theatre Editors

A deep dive into experimental theatre demonstrated fresh ways to build connections among artists and audiences.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Wilbury Theatre Group Names Darcie Dennigan Playwright-in-Residence by American Theatre Editors

The Rhode Island-based playwright, poet, and community engagement manager will develop new works at the theatre.

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Token Theatre Friends: Arian Moayed’s Lesson in Immigration Law by American Theatre Editors

The Tony-nominated actor and Waterwell cofounder discusses immigration, Middle Eastern representation, and creating civically engaged work.

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Hope, Commitment, and Community at TCG’s 2019 Gala by American Theatre Editors

The event honored Martha Rivers Ingram, Rick Miramontez, and Tony Kushner.

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6 Theatre Workers You Should Know by American Theatre Editors

From a community arts organizer in Rhode Island to a literary manager in Texas, from a theatre architect in Illinois to a Wisconsin actor, here are some theatre workers to have on your radar.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

James Haskins Named Managing Director of the Guthrie by American Theatre Editors

He currently serves as the managing director of the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.

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Arts Access Fund to Provide Accessible Tickets in New York City by American Theatre Editors

12 New York City theatres will receive funding from the New York Community Trust and the Jerome L. Greene Foundation for ticketing programs.

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Public Theater to Premiere ‘Hercules’ Musical by American Theatre Editors

Alan Menken and Kristoffer Diaz will adapt the Disney movie for a free production at Shakespeare in the Park.

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How ‘The Prom’ Is a Milestone for Queer Girls by American Theatre Editors

The new musical on Broadway follows on the heels of 'Fun Home' and 'Indecent' to show that bi/pan/queer/lesbian women have stories that are worth telling.

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Audible Announces Second Cohort of Playwrights by American Theatre Editors

Audible will support the development of 10 new theatre works.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

The lineup will feature 15 productions, including a world premiere by David M. Lutken.

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This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

From the birth of actor Phyllis Frelich to the opening of Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre Company and premieres by Albee and Nottage, February has been a significant month for theatre.

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