Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Writing About “It”: The Mystery of Love and Sex by Bathsheba Doran

It only takes one small moment to make a large impact. In this beautiful and telling piece, Bathsheba Doran discusses how her journey as a woman, a lesbian and a writer led to her play. The …

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 12:16PM
Monday, February 8, 2016

Theater Profile: Pittsburgh Public Theater by Margie Romero

Learn more about regional theaters around the country through our Theater Profile series! The post Theater Profile: Pittsburgh Public Theater appeared first on Breaking Character.

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 12:17PM
Thursday, February 4, 2016

61st Annual Drama Desk Awards Will Be Held Sunday, June 5 by Courtney Kochuba

The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards will be presented by TheaterMania.com on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, D…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 12:49PM

Adrienne Kennedy and Her Disavowal of Time and Space by Taylor Steele

Writers often play with the constraints of time by creating warped worlds. Playwright Adrienne Kennedy does so by taking you into a character's mind. Learn how. The post Adrienne Kennedy and…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:40AM
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Not Just Another War Story: Romantic Comedy According to Qui Nguyen by Andy Knight

“This is a story about two people— Both from Vietnam— Both 30 years of age— Both survivors of a conflict that’s been raging in some form or fashion their entire lives— However th…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:54AM
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford Joins Fox’s ROCKY HORROR Remake by Courtney Kochuba

FOX TV has announced that Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford will be joining the cast of their remake of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which will be filmed this March in Tor…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 03:13PM

Smitten & Sweet: The Top 10 Love Plays To Read This Month by Eliza Skidgel

Everyone needs a little romance in their lives. But let's face it, sometimes our love life isn't as exciting as we'd like. So get a thrill from the next best thing: the written word. The po…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 02:54PM

The Drama Desk and Obie Award Winning Keen Company Will Present the Tenth Season of Keen Teens by Courtney Kochuba

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company (Jonathan Silverstein – Artistic Director, Mark Armstrong – Keen Teens Producer) will present the Tenth Season of Keen Teens. …

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 01:08PM

James Corden To Host 2016 Tony Awards Ceremony! by Courtney Kochuba

Our favorite car karaoke singer, James Corden, is taking on a new gig:  host of the 70th Annual Tony Awards this June. Corden is no stranger to the Tonys, having won the 2012 Tony for Bes…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 12:42PM
Friday, January 29, 2016

Openhearted Deadpan: Director George Toles on Will Eno’s MIDDLETOWN by Mariianne Mays Wiebe

Director George Toles describe Will Eno's writing as “openhearted deadpan.” Read more to learn why. The post Openhearted Deadpan: Director George Toles on Will Eno’s MIDDLETOWN app…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:41AM
Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Power of Storytelling: Sarah Ruhl’s PASSION PLAY by Julia Izumi

There is no play that speaks to the power of art and storytelling more intricately or beautifully than Passion Play. Read more to find out why. The post The Power of Storytelling: Sarah Ruhl…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:08AM

What’s So Good About Good: Looking for Answers in Stoppard’s THE HARD PROBLEM by Walter Bilderback

In Tom Stoppard's 1972 play Jumpers, a character asks, “What’s so good about Good?” Mentioning this line in a note on his new play, The Hard Problem, Stoppard writes “I haven’t got…

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Take A Listen: Jonathan Groff’s “And They’re Off” from A NEW BRAIN Cast Album by Courtney Kochuba

It’s nearly here! The well-reviewed City Center Encores! Off-Center staging of William Finn and James Lapine’s A New Brain, which starred Jonathan Groff, Ana Gasteyer, Dan Fogler an…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 05:34PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Re-Imagining The Musical: The Story of BIG NATE by David Kimple

What makes a premiere production? Read here and learn more, as part on of our ongoing Premiere Productions Series. The post Re-Imagining The Musical: The Story of BIG NATE appeared first on …

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 01:22PM

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2015-2016 Finalists Announced by Courtney Kochuba

“The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has done more than any other single force to get plays by women collected and celebrated, but more importantly, produced.” – Marsha Norman, 198…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 12:50PM
Monday, January 25, 2016

Pre-Order Your GREASE: LIVE Soundtrack Now by Courtney Kochuba

Republic Records, FOX Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television have announced some exciting news! The GREASE: LIVE Official Soundtrack Album will be available for download on Sund…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:29AM

Roundabout Theater’s NOISES OFF Extends! by Courtney Kochuba

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a one-week extension to its Broadway revival of Michael Frayn’s comic classic Noises Off . The production, which is directed by Jeremy Herrin…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:20AM

ROCK OF AGES Cast Members Reunite at Highline Ballroom Tonight by Courtney Kochuba

Get ready to rock. Tonight, January 25, the Highline Ballroom will host DON’T BREAK UP THE BAND: A ROCK OF AGES BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT. Presented by Showmance Productions, the e…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:16AM
Thursday, January 21, 2016

From Survival Tips to Snowstorms: What You Need To Know for BroadwayCon by Courtney Kochuba

What do you need to know about BroadwayCon? We have the ultimate round-up list for you. The post From Survival Tips to Snowstorms: What You Need To Know for BroadwayCon appeared first on Bre…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:56AM

From The Other Side Of The Casting Table: A Directorial Debut With August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS by Courtney Kochuba

What's the view like from the other side of the casting table? Especially when it's your directorial debut, and your wife and brother are in the cast? Two River Theater Company's Brandon J. …

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 09:54AM
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

An Epic Testament to Theatre: The Premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s PASSION PLAY by Marisa Arellano

What makes a premiere production? Read here and learn more, as part on of our ongoing Premiere Productions Series. The post An Epic Testament to Theatre: The Premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s P…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 12:25PM
Friday, January 15, 2016

BroadwayCon: Details, Special Guests, Autograph Signings and More! by Courtney Kochuba

BroadwayCon: What you need to know. The post BroadwayCon: Details, Special Guests, Autograph Signings and More! appeared first on Breaking Character.

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 01:18PM

Spectacle, Imagination & Vikings: The Making of an Adventure Musical by Garrett Anderson

Spectacle, imagination and Vikings....on the stage. Learn more in our Title Spotlight on YO, VIKINGS! The post Spectacle, Imagination & Vikings: The Making of an Adventure Musical appea…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:44AM
Thursday, January 14, 2016

61st Annual Obie Awards to be Held Monday, May 23 at Webster Hall – Lea DeLaria to Return as Host by Courtney Kochuba

he American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Publisher) are pleased to announce that the 61st Annual Obie Awards will be held on Monday, May 23…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 03:23PM

Roundabout’s NOISES OFF Opens Tonight! by Courtney Kochuba

Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of the award-winning Noises Off  by Michael Frayn opens tonight, January 14, 2016. The production has a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:28AM

Veteran Stage and Screen Actor, Alan Rickman, Dies at 69 by Courtney Kochuba

The world lost another great this week, when British actor Alan Rickman died on Thursday at 69 years old. Rickman was a veteran of the stage and screen, starring in films such as “Die …

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:19AM
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Life Isn’t The Things We Do, It’s Who We’re Doing Them With by Courtney Kochuba

What makes a premiere production? Read here and learn more, as part on of our ongoing Premiere Productions Series. The post Life Isn’t The Things We Do, It’s Who We’re Doin…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 09:17AM
Monday, January 11, 2016

Imagination, Desire & Getting Personal: Clare Barron, Jennifer Haley and Anne Kauffman in Conversation by Ben Coleman

Clare Barron's YOU GOT OLDER. Jennifer Haley's THE NETHER. How do these contrasting plays connect? Three must-know women of the theatre sit down to discuss. The post Imagination, Desire …

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 11:10AM

73rd Golden Globes Winners Include Veterans of Stage by Courtney Kochuba

The 2016 award film and television award season kicked off last night with the 73rd Golden Globes, hosted with a sharp-tongued Ricky Gervais. Samuel French is particularly proud of several…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 10:20AM
Friday, January 8, 2016

New York City Center Announces Planned Revival of Elizabeth Swados’ RUNAWAYS as Part of the 2016 Encores! Off‐Center Season by Courtney Kochuba

Encores! Off‐Center Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori announced yesterday that the 2016 Encores! Off‐Center season will include a production of Elizabeth Swados’ groundbreaking 1978 mu…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 10:26AM
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Playwright EM Lewis Receives Oregon Literary Fellowship for Drama by Courtney Kochuba

We are thrilled to report that Samuel French playwright EM Lewis has received the Oregon Literary Fellowship for Drama, as part of the 2016 Oregon Book Awards. The Oregon Book Awards and Fel…

SOURCE: www.samuelfrench.com at 05:08PM

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