Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, the 31-year-old playwright who’s considered one of the theater world’s most important young creatives, is among the 23 artists and scientists to receive a 2016 MacArthur…
Coming after “Gloria” and “An Octoroon,” both brimming with ideas, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ new work, “War,” is a bit of a buzz-kill. The play has something potentially interesting to say…
News plays by Pulitzer winner Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Will Eno, plus revivals of a series of plays by another Pulitzer winner, Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as one by Athol Fugard, are on…
If Sartre were writing today, he might set one of his plays in the Manhattan offices of a national magazine with cultural pretensions, a living hell depicted in all its chic horror by playwright…
Going large was the right move for this transfer of “An Octoroon,” Soho Rep’s madly popular, 2014 OBIE Award-winning hit show. Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins’ subversively funny alternative version of Dion…
Is “Fun Home” the first Tony contender of the 2014-15 Broadway season? The Lisa Kron-Jeanine Tesori musical has notched a slew of prominent legit kudos in advance of its planned opening next year on…
In a pre-Toronto festival move, Richard Gere has signed to star in indie drama "Franny," re-teaming with "Arbitrage" producer Treehouse Pictures.
With the legit producing landscape and the nation's network of nonprofit theaters evolving in major ways over the years, the 37-year-old Humana Festival of New American Plays may not occupy the same…
A world premiere by Edward Albee and the U.S. bow of Caryl Churchill's new play are among notable additions to Off Broadway's 2013-14 lineup.
The Sundance Institute's Theater Program will present its inaugural Tennesee Williams Award to playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, the scribe whose latest play will bow later this spring at the Humana…
Off Broadway's Signature Theater has tapped Martha Clarke and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins as the latest additions to its Residency Five program, which promises three full productions to each writer over…
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