Kenneth Jones is a New York City-based playwright, lyricist and freelance theatre journalist. ByKennethJones.com is the official website about his creative work, but it also serves as a blog about new American plays and musicals, dramatists, theatre people, creative expression and events, and as an archive of some of his past reporting.  His works for the stage include continue→

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Cagney Sings! Actor-Songwriter Robert Creighton Talks About Playing Movie Icon in Musical

Cagney Sings! Actor-Songwriter Robert Creighton Talks About Playing Movie Icon in Musical

May 27th, 2015

Robert Creighton, the triple-threat fireplug of a performer who has distinguished himself on Broadway as an actor, singer and dancer, is playing movie tough guy James Cagney in the New York City premiere of Cagney, the musical that he co-wrote with Peter Colley and composer Christopher McGovern. After regional productions — andcontinue reading→

Plays By Jeff Talbott, Beth Henley, Vincent Delaney and York Walker To Be Read in NewTACTics Series in June

Plays By Jeff Talbott, Beth Henley, Vincent Delaney and York Walker To Be Read in NewTACTics Series in June

May 21st, 2015

Off-Broadway's TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will welcome three alumni playwrights, Beth Henley, Jeff Talbott and Vincent Delaney, along with newcomer York Walker, a first-time playwright, as the dramatists who'll hear their new works read in the Off-Broadway company's 2015 NewTACTics New Play Festival June 3-25.  The series gives writers 29 hours to work with directorscontinue reading→

"Darling Grenadine," Daniel Zaitchik's Whimsical New Musical, Gets L.A. Concert; Kristin Hanggi Directs

May 8th, 2015

Pop and theatre singer-songwriter Daniel Zaitchik is testing his new musical romantic comedy, Darling Grenadine, in a May 12 concert reading in Los Angeles. Kristin Hanggi (Broadway's Rock of Ages, original stagings of Bare) directs the presentation of the quirky new show about a commercial songwriter's life and loves. Zaitchik previously wrote book,continue reading→

"It Happened One Christmas," New Holiday Musical Conceived by Karen Azenberg & Kenneth Jones, to Premiere at Pioneer Theatre

May 8th, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company artistic director Karen Azenberg will collaborate with playwright Kenneth Jones on an original holiday musical called It Happened One Christmas, to premiere in December 2015 at the Salt Lake City resident theatre. Under Azenberg's direction, the world premiere of Jones' play Alabama Story became the highest-grossing new play incontinue reading→

Alabama Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Southern Writers' Project Gives Wing to Four New Plays May 8-10

Alabama Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Southern Writers' Project Gives Wing to Four New Plays May 8-10

May 4th, 2015

Alabama Shakespeare Festival's annual Southern Writers' Project Festival of New Plays, featuring readings of four works by Southern dramatists or about the Southern experience, runs May 8-10 in Montgomery, AL. Writers in residence for rehearsals the week of May 4 include Jeffrey Chastang, Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, Alex and Hana Mironoff, and John Walch. Jeffrycontinue reading→

"Alabama Story": A New Play About Books, Race, Censorship and the American Character

May 3rd, 2015

Alabama Story, a new six-actor play by Kenneth Jones, had its world premiere Jan. 9-24, 2015, at Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT. Artistic director Karen Azenberg directed the production, which earned rave reviews, standing ovations and unprecedented ticket sales for a new work at PTC. The play earned the highestcontinue reading→

"The White Road" Is Paved by Irish Theatre of Chicago; World Premiere Tracks Ernest Shackleton

May 2nd, 2015

The harsh and unforgiving landscape of the Antarctic region is the world of The White Road, playwright Karen Tarjan's charting of the tragic trek of Irish-born explorer Ernest Shackleton, whose ship was famously crushed by ice, forcing a frigid odyssey for leader and crew. Irish Theatre of Chicago is giving the ensemblecontinue reading→

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