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Friday, October 18, 2019

Token Theatre Friends: How Ruby Rakos Mastered Judy Garland’s Voice by American Theatre Editors

The Friends interview the actress who's been playing Judy on and off for six years in 'Chasing Rainbows.' Plus reviews of Halloween shows, including one where they get blindfolded, and a dis…

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A Tale of Two ‘Little Shop(s) of Horrors’ by American Theatre Editors

Two high-profile, celebrity laden versions of the campy musical are playing on opposite coasts: which one is better? It depends if you prefer innovation or nostalgia.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tim Sanford: Not Adverse to Being Perverse by American Theatre Editors

Playwrights Horizons's outgoing artistic director has always programmed the plays he'd like to see, and sometimes plays his subscribers don't.

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TYA/USA and Kennedy Center Announce 2020 Festival Lineup by American Theatre Editors

The festival will feature readings of 8 new works for young audiences.

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Red Bull Theater 2019-20 Season to Include World Premiere Adaptation by American Theatre Editors

The season will kick off with a benefit performance of the Olivier-winning 'Return to the Forbidden Planet'.

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Marsha Norman to Step Down From Juilliard’s Playwrights Program by American Theatre Editors

Playwright Tanya Barfield will succeed Norman as the co-director, with David Lindsay-Abaire, of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program.

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Are We in the Midst of a New Theatre Building Boom? by American Theatre Editors

New theatres may be going up in many U.S. cities, but flexibility and smaller seating make this boomlet different from the construction craze of the 1990s.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Lark Announces Lineup for Annual Playwrights’ Week by American Theatre Editors

The festival, which has developed works by Dominique Morisseau and Larissa FastHorse, will feature five new works.

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Tim Sanford to Leave Playwrights Horizons by American Theatre Editors

After 23 years at the company, Sanford will pass the baton to longtime associate a.d. Adam Greenfield.

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Mary-Louise Parker: Finding ‘The Sound Inside’ by American Theatre Editors

Though Broadway has pulled her back for Adam Rapp's 'The Sound Inside' and Paula Vogel's 'How I Learned to Drive,' she's thinking of quitting the stage.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

New York Stage and Film Announces Fall Programming by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature readings of works by Majkin Holmquist, Jessica Huang, and Keelay Gipson.

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The Civilians Announce 2019-20 R&D Group by American Theatre Editors

The artists will develop new works throughout the 2019-20 season.

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Barrymore Awards Celebrate 25th Year by American Theatre Editors

Arden Theatre Company's production of 'Gem of the Ocean' by August Wilson won the most awards, with 9.

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Marcela Lorca Named 2019 Zelda Fichandler Award by American Theatre Editors

The Twin Cities director-choreographer will be recognized for her contributions to the theatre community.

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‘Molly Sweeney’ Through New Eyes by American Theatre Editors

Keen Company's new production of Brian Friel's 1994 play reckons with its views of blindness and female bodily autonomy.

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Educational Theatre Foundation Awards Schools Affected by Disasters by American Theatre Editors

The grant will aid theatre programs in schools damaged by a tornado and a hurricane, respectively.

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Miami New Drama Names Nicholas Richberg Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

Richberg has been serving as interim managing director since June.

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Nina Vance, Texas Pioneer by American Theatre Editors

The Alley Theatre’s founder built it for Houston, and built it to last.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Helen Shaw Wants To Be the Anthony Bourdain of Theatre by American Theatre Editors

Succeeding Sara Holdren at New York magazine, Shaw will shine her unblinking critical light on works big and small.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Three on the Aisle: Cell Phones and ‘Slave Play’ by American Theatre Editors

The critics discuss locking up cell phones in Yondr pouches and heatedly debate 'Slave Play.'

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Featured Contributors, Oct. 2019 by American Theatre Editors

A overview of indie theatre around the country, and a deep dive into a small Georgia town.

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Jackie Sibblies Drury and Lauren Yee Win 2019 Steinberg Playwright Awards by American Theatre Editors

The playwrights will each receive a $50,000 cash prize.

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Bebe Neuwirth Lights ‘A Small Fire’ by American Theatre Editors

For the actor/dancer it's all about storytelling around the campfire, whether it's theatre, dance, or AC/DC.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Robert Barry Fleming: Blazing a Path by American Theatre Editors

Fleming brings his vast experience working as a multidisciplinary artist across the U.S. back to his home state of Kentucky.

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Joe Mantello Receives SDCF’s Mr. Abbott Award by American Theatre Editors

The two-time Tony Award-winning director will be honored at a gala in March 2020.

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Irondale Ensemble Project Announces 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

The Brooklyn company will present works that explore morality and promote social justice.

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Jeanie Tesori and Sarah DeLappe Named MacDowell Colony Fellows by American Theatre Editors

Multiple theatre artists are among MacDowell Colony's 79 fall fellows, who will receive an average of $10,000 and a fully funded residency.

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Target Margin Theater Will Present Play About Arthur Miller by American Theatre Editors

The Brooklyn theatre's 2019-20 season will include a new play about Miller's trips to Beijing in 1983.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Madeline Sayet Named Director of Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program by American Theatre Editors

The director and performer succeeds Mary Kathryn Nagle in the role.

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This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

From the birth of James Allen Bland and Victory Gardens to landmark premieres for Mary Martin and Erik Ehn, October has been a momentous month for theatre.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Everything Going His Way: My Dad’s ‘Oklahoma!’ Accessibility Journey by American Theatre Editors

Taking my father, a Parkinson's patient and stroke survivor, to the current Broadway revival was a challenge, but well worth it.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue