Friday, September 15, 2017

“Alabama Story” Will Get Washington, D.C. Premiere in March 2018 by Kenneth Jones

A bullying politician and formidable lady librarian are going to clash in the nation’s capital in 2017-18. Washington Stage Guild, the resident DC company known for presenting “literate,…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Magic to Do: Daniel Zaitchik Talks About His New Romantic Musical “Darling Grenadine” by Kenneth Jones

Back in May 2015, when pop and theatre singer-songwriter Daniel Zaitchik was prepping his new romantic musical comedy Darling Grenadine for a concert reading in Los Angeles, he answered a …

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Women Swing for the Fences in Gabrielle Sinclair’s Vassar-Set Baseball Play “The Resolute” by Kenneth Jones

Playwright Gabrielle Sinclair went rooting through the pages of Vassar College’s archives in preparation to write her new female-cast play, The Resolute, about the formation of a women’s…

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Marionettes Are Parents in Stephen Kaplan’s “A Real Boy,” a Tale of Puppets and Prejudice by Kenneth Jones

A kindergartner’s classroom behavior catches the eye of a meddling teacher in Stephen Kaplan’s A Real Boy, getting its world premiere at 59E59 Theaters in Manhattan. Turns out, young Max…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Damon Runyon & Frank Loesser Are Together Again in Mark Saltzman’s New Musical “Another Roll of the Dice” by Kenneth Jones

Another Roll of the Dice, the new musical by librettist Mark Saltzman, might as well be called More Guys and Dolls. Like the beloved hit musical Guys and Dolls, it marries songs by Frank Loe…

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ben Strothmann Drags Out His Childhood Diaries in Solo Show Debut “Virtual Memory” by Kenneth Jones

You might know Ben Strothmann as a keen-eyed photographer, capturing the essence of performers for headshots, album covers and theatrical productions in New York City. Or you may know him fo…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

“Hollywood, Nebraska” Gets Workshop at 2017 Wyoming Theater Festival; Cast Announced by Kenneth Jones

Hollywood, Nebraska, the rueful comedy by Kenneth Jones about two fortysomething actresses who return to their small town for separate family emergencies, will be workshopped by Wyoming Thea…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

“Alabama Story” Will Have At Least Six Regional Productions in 2017-18 Season by Kenneth Jones

Kenneth Jones’ fact-inspired drama Alabama Story, the tale of a librarian persecuted by a politician in the Jim Crow South, will be produced by at least six regional theatres in the 2017-1…

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Charlotte Ahlin’s “The Summoning,” Mixing College Co-Eds and Occult-Flirting, Conjured in NYC July 14-15 by Kenneth Jones

The Summoning, playwright Charlotte Ahlin’s darkly comic new play about three college-age women toying with the occult as they stand on the brink of adulthood, gets a staging in SheNYC S…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

2017 NewTACTics Playwrights Are Enid Graham, Patricia Cotter, Adi Hanash, Patrick Vassel, Scott Alan Evans, Jeffrey Couchman by Kenneth Jones

NewTACTics, the new play reading series by Off-Broadway’s TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, will welcome four plays and six playwrights into its seventh annual New Play Festival June 7-29. …

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Alex Webb’s Two-Actor Civil War Drama, “Amelia,” Is Published By Samuel French by Kenneth Jones

Amelia, the gritty Civil War-set romance by Alex Webb that maps the journey of a young wife who disguises herself as a man and goes behind enemy lines to find her Union Army husband, is now …

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

“Alabama Story” Will Get Its California Premiere in 2018 by Kenneth Jones

City Lights Theater Company, the resident professional theater in San Jose, CA, will produce the West Coast premiere of Kenneth Jones’ six-actor drama Alabama Story, introducing California…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Oakland University’s Theatre Program Honors Alumni Kenneth Jones for Playwriting by Kenneth Jones

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, surprised me this year with an Alumni Achievement Award in Theatre as part of its 18th annual M…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

“Alabama Story” Will Get Iowa Premiere in Fall 2017; Censorship Play Coincides With Banned Books Week by Kenneth Jones

Lamb Theatre, the major non-Equity professional theatre in western Iowa, will launch its 38th season in fall 2017 with the state premiere of Alabama Story, the fact-inspired play about censo…

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder’s “Everything That’s Beautiful” Makes a Splash in San Francisco World Premiere by Kenneth Jones

A family’s journey toward wholeness in a household that includes a mermaid-obsessed transgender child is at the heart of Everything That’s Beautiful, a new play by Elyzabeth Gregory Wild…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

“Alabama Story” To Get Tennessee Premiere in 2018 at Clarence Brown Theatre by Kenneth Jones

The Southeastern premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones will be presented by the Clarence Brown Theatre, the resident Equity company of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in Januar…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

“Alabama Story” Will Get Western Massachusetts Premiere in 2018   by Kenneth Jones

Majestic Theater, the resident Equity company in Western Massachusetts, will present the area premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones in early 2018. West Springfield, MA, will get to expe…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Jeff Talbott’s New Play “i” Will Get World Premiere by Pioneer Theatre Company by Admin

Jeff Talbott’s latest play, i, will get its world premiere in the 2017-18 season of Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT. The resident Equity company first developed the drama —…

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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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