2017 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS – Nominees

The Drama League nominees were announced on April 19 by Bebe Neuwirth and Patina Miller, and the Drama League Awards will be presented at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, hosted by Audra McDonald and Will Swenson.

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PREVIEW: “Seven Spots On The Sun” – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Seven Spots On The Sun will kick off a limited 6-week run at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater with previews starting Wednesday, April 26 at 8:00 PM and opening night on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM. For preview performances, tickets are $35 with discounts for artists ($25) and students ($10). After opening, tickets are $50 with artist tickets for $25 and student tickets for $15, and April 27 and May 11 are pay-what-you-can nights. Tickets are available online at http://www.Rattlestick.org or by phone at 212-627-2556.

PHOTO-VIDEO PREVIEW: Piehole’s “Ski End” and Our Voices’ “Soot and Spit” – New Ohio Theatre

Piehole and Our Voices Theater will be completing their residencies this spring with two world premieres at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street. Piehole’s Ski End will run from April 30 to May 19 with a May 2 opening night, and Our Voices’ Soot and Spit will run May 27 to June 17 with a May 31 opening night. Tickets are $25, and Ski End is offering student tickets for $20, available online here or by calling 212-352-3101.

INTERVIEW: Playwright Augie Praley Deconstructs “Our Town” With Nostalgic “Looking Back…”

Just before Christmas, I saw a poignant show (with an extraordinarily long name) that deconstructs Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town in a modern-day high school. On the night before it is scheduled to be torn down, generations of students – both current and former – converge on Ridgefield High School’s gymnatorium, and playwright Augie Praley as the story’s narrator reflects on the many lives that were changed in that multi-purpose space and recollects young love, heartbreaking loss, and frequent productions of Our Town.