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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Writers of "2015 Best Men's Stage Monologues" Include Kenneth Jones, Terrence McNally, Cori Thomas, Brett Neveu, Bess Wohl, Carla Ching

August 31st, 2015

A scene from Alabama Story, Kenneth Jones' fact-inspired play set in "the Deep South of the imagination," is included in the annual collection "2015 The Best Men's Stage Monologues," published by Smith and Kraus. The book, released in August, features monologues from 62 plays by established and emerging dramatists. "Here you will find acontinue reading→

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Multi-Cultural "Proof" Launches NYC's Quick Silver Theater Company, Devoted to Artists Who "Reflect Community"

August 25th, 2015

Proof, David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a college-age math whiz who may have inherited the mental illness of her mathematician father, gets a fresh production featuring a multi-cultural cast Sept. 2-13 in Manhattan. The co-production by Quick Silver Theater Company and Classics in Color: A Theatre Company will be directed bycontinue reading→

"Love On Ice," a Cryogenic Musical By Bill Nabel, Jeffrey Lodin & William Squier, Thaws in NYC

August 22nd, 2015

Love On Ice, a new musical comedy about May-December lovers who consider preserving their relationship for eternity with the help of cryogenic suspension, will be introduced to Manhattan audiences in two readings of the first act of the work-in-progress. Collaborators Bill Nabel (co-librettist/co-lyricist), Jeffrey Lodin (composer) and Bill Squier (co-librettist/co-lyricist) will becontinue reading→

A Fine Bromance: How Benjamin Scheuer's

A Fine Bromance: How Benjamin Scheuer's "The Lion," a Cult Hit Musical, Found Its Roar

August 17th, 2015

I spoke with director Sean Daniels and singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer about the creation of the one-man musical The Lion, an Off-Broadway favorite now making the rounds of American regional theatres, including a run Aug. 26-Sept. 20 at Massachusetts' Merrimack Repertory Theatre, where Daniels is artistic director. * Singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer freely confesses to tellingcontinue reading→

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

August 13th, 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→

Jumping the Shark: Fight or Flight Theater Company Bites Into

Jumping the Shark: Fight or Flight Theater Company Bites Into "This Is Not J.A.W.S.," a Trapeze Comedy

August 12th, 2015

Fight or Flight Theater Company, the group of New York City actors devoted to melding text with trapeze, is taking a swing this summer at a stage version of "Jaws" — yes, that "Jaws" — now called This Is Not J.A.W.S., an antic, hourlong parody of the shark-hunting movie classic playing Mondaycontinue reading→

Ann Arvia & Linda Brovsky, Together Again for the First Time, Offer Workshops for Musical Theatre Performers

Ann Arvia & Linda Brovsky, Together Again for the First Time, Offer Workshops for Musical Theatre Performers

August 9th, 2015

Broadway actress and voice teacher Ann Arvia and critically acclaimed director Linda Brovsky, longtime music-theatre colleagues respected for their work on a range of projects, are hanging out a shingle together to offer audition workshops for dancers and actors seeking to grow muscle as performers. Their series of workshops, under the bannercontinue reading→

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