Wednesday, August 15, 2018

“New Plays in the New West”: Wyoming Theater Festival Will Return for 2019 Summer Season by Kenneth Jones

Wyoming Theater Festival​, the not-for-profit company devoted to producing workshop productions of new plays and musicals in the quiet of the High Plains, far from commercial pressures, wi…

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Addiction, Abuse and Hope Illuminate Teresa Lotz’s New Play “She Calls Me Firefly” in NYC by Kenneth Jones

She Calls Me Firefly, the new play by Teresa Lotz in which painful memories buzz through the air like insects seeking a lamp, gets its world premiere June 6-23, 2018, at Off-Broadway’s SoH…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

“Alabama Story” Gets Ohio Premiere By Cleveland’s Ensemble Theatre by Kenneth Jones

Alabama Story will make its Ohio premiere by opening the 39th season of Ensemble Theatre, the ambitious indie company in Cleveland Heights known for its commitment to modern classics — li…

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Lovers Get Enticing Offer in World Premiere of Sean Grennan’s “Now and Then” at Peninsula Players by Kenneth Jones

A young barkeep gets late-night advice (and a hard-to-refuse offer) from a world-weary drinker in Now and Then, the new four-actor romance by Sean Grennan that will have its world premiere b…

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

“The Rabbits’ Wedding,” Inspiration for the Play “Alabama Story,” Turns 60 in 2018 by Kenneth Jones

This week marks a publishing milestone related to one of the more colorful and ugly footnotes in a cross-section of American subjects, from children’s literature to civil rights to censors…

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Barbara Kingsley’s “Under This Roof,” a Tale of Disability, Family and Race, Gets World Premiere in Minnesota by Kenneth Jones

Under This Roof, Barbara Kingsley’s drama of unexpected connections in the racially divided Cleveland of the late 1940s, gets its world premiere May 4-20 in a Minnesota production by Full…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

College Troupers Cram for Jeff Talbott’s “Civics and Humanities,” a World Premiere at Montclair State University by Kenneth Jones

Civics and Humanities for Non-Majors, the new play by Jeff Talbott teeming with college-age characters trying to form student organizations in two eras, in 1976 and 2016, gets its world prem…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Family Tragedy Inspires Kelli Colaco’s Folk Drama “you are my sunshine” in San Francisco by Kenneth Jones

Kelli Kerslake Colaco’s fact-inspired crime drama with folk songs, you are my sunshine, will get a six-performance Equity developmental staging in San Francisco by Alma Theatre Company Apr…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

“Alabama Story,” Ripe With American Themes, Gets Washington, DC Premiere March 22-April 15 by Kenneth Jones

A true story of censorship and Civil Rights will leap from the pages of history and into its Washington, DC premiere in Washington Stage Guild’s production of Kenneth Jones’ six-actor pl…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

“Alabama Story” To Play Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in 2019; Paul Mason Barnes Directs by Kenneth Jones

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will produce Kenneth Jones’ censorship-and-social-justice drama Alabama Story in January 2019, marking the 60th anniversary of the real-life controversy that…

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

“The Gravedigger’s Lullaby,” Jeff Talbott’s Gritty Drama, Published and Available for Licensing by Kenneth Jones

Jeff Talbott’s The Gravedigger’s Lullaby, the new four-actor drama about hardscrabble lives and an opportunity to crawl out of the dirt, has been published by Dramatic Publishing and is…

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Playwright Shelley McPherson Takes a Stab a Theatrical Workplace Harassment in “Knifeplay” by Kenneth Jones

Workplace harassment is center stage — literally — in Shelley McPherson’s timely new backstage drama Knifeplay, getting a reading Jan. 13 in Boomerang Theatre Company’s First Flight …

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Cast and Creatives Announced for World Premiere of Jeff Talbott’s “i” at Pioneer Theatre Co. by Kenneth Jones

Colleen Baum, Todd Gearhart, Kathleen McElfresh and Nafeesa Monroe will populate Pioneer Theatre Company’s world-premiere production of Jeff Talbott’s drama i in Salt Lake City. PTC arti…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

“Alabama Story” Will Get Its Alabama Premiere in Human Rights Festival in Birmingham by Kenneth Jones

Alabama Story, the six-actor play by Kenneth Jones that sheds a light on American character through the lens of the Deep South of the Civil Rights era, will get its Alabama debut — in Birm…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

“Alabama Story” Will Get Texas Premiere in Austin in 2018 by Kenneth Jones

Alabama Story, the six-actor drama by Kenneth Jones in which real and fictional characters leap off the history pages and into “the Deep South of the imagination,” will get its Texas pre…

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cast Announced for West Coast Premiere of “Alabama Story” at San Jose’s City Lights by Kenneth Jones

The West Coast premiere of Alabama Story, Kenneth Jones’ social-justice drama set in “the Deep South of the imagination,” will feature Karen DeHart, Erik Gandolfi, Bezachin Jifar, Stev…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cast and Creatives Announced for Tennessee Premiere of “Alabama Story” by Kenneth Jones

David Brian Alley, Jade Arnold, Katie Cunningham, Chris Klopatek, Brian Mani and Brittany Pirozzoli will appear in the Southeastern premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones at the Clar…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

“Born in a Tempest” Blows Fresh Wind Into the Sails of Shakespeare’s “Pericles” by Kenneth Jones

The nautical map of Shakespeare’s late-career seafaring adventure, Pericles, is getting revised this month Off-Broadway in an intimate five-actor production called Pericles: Born in a Temp…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jack and Benny Lipson, Bohemian Musical Duo Known as jackbenny, Make NYC Debut at Duplex Nov. 9 by Kenneth Jones

The Los Angeles-based musical duo of Jack and Benny Lipson, twin brothers who write songs, make music and perform together and with friends as the band jackbenny, will make their New York Ci…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Pioneer Play-by-Play Series Gives Voice to Ellen Simon, Alex Lewin and Wendy Weiner in 2017-18 by Kenneth Jones

Pioneer Theatre Company’s fifth season of Play-by-Play, the series of new play readings mixing playwrights with resident and visiting guest actors and directors, begins Oct. 6-7 with a sta…

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Strangers On a Plane: “Hazardous Materials,” a New Play by Kelli Colaco, Gets San Francisco Reading by Kenneth Jones

Kelli Kerslake Colaco’s new play Hazardous Materials — in which two strangers with Middle Eastern roots are seated together on a New York-bound airplane — will get a San Francisco read…

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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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