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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Julia Gibson Peeks Into Windows of an Apartment Building in Her New Play, Getting Studio Tisch Reading

Julia Gibson Peeks Into Windows of an Apartment Building in Her New Play, Getting Studio Tisch Reading

July 29th, 2015

Julia Gibson, the playwright, actress and director who is also a company member of Playmakers Repertory Company in North Carolina, will hear an exploratory reading of her new tenement-set drama, 105 Bank Street, or The Joanna Play, July 30 on the campus of her graduate-school alma mater, New York University. The reading,continue reading→

Human Race's Summer Reading List Includes Robb Willoughby, Scott Stoney, Karen Righter, Douglas J. Cohen, Dan Elish, Nicky Phillips, Robert Gontier

Human Race's Summer Reading List Includes Robb Willoughby, Scott Stoney, Karen Righter, Douglas J. Cohen, Dan Elish, Nicky Phillips, Robert Gontier

July 26th, 2015

The Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio, is combining its separate programs devoted the development of new plays and musicals into one annual Festival of New Works, bowing for the first time Aug. 7-8. It will give wing to five titles — three plays and two musicals — by resident, nationalcontinue reading→

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

July 11th, 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→

Melissa Ross Talks About

Melissa Ross Talks About "Of Good Stock," Her Play About Three Sisters Struggling With Family Legacy

July 10th, 2015

In Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross now at Manhattan Theatre Club's Off-Broadway home at New York City Center Stage I, the sisters Stockton — Jess, Amy and Celia — are reuniting at the family's vacation home on Cape Cod to celebrate the birthday of Jess. It's an importantcontinue reading→

Musicals by Jeff Talbott & Will Van Dyke, Duncan Sheik & Kyle Jarrow, Timothy Huang and More Picked for 2015 NAMT Festival

Musicals by Jeff Talbott & Will Van Dyke, Duncan Sheik & Kyle Jarrow, Timothy Huang and More Picked for 2015 NAMT Festival

July 6th, 2015

Titles for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals this fall will include Jeff Talbott & Will Van Dyke's Imagine Harry, Duncan Sheik & Kyle Jarrow's Noir, The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix and more, the musical theatre trade organization announced on July 6. Staged readings ofcontinue reading→

Chekhov, College Colleagues and Millennials Sit

Chekhov, College Colleagues and Millennials Sit "At the Table" of Writer-Director Michael Perlman's New Play

June 28th, 2015

The safety of a past artistic home and the trust of familiar collaborators are two important table legs in the creation of the new ensemble drama At the Table, the latest project from Off-Broadway's Fault Line Theatre and playwright-director Michael Perlman. It began June 13 at HERE Arts Center, where it continuescontinue reading→

Playwright Joe Tracz Takes on High School in New Musical

Playwright Joe Tracz Takes on High School in New Musical "Be More Chill" at NJ's Two River Theater

June 10th, 2015

The emotional and social minefield that is high school is the setting of Be More Chill, the new musical by composer-lyricist Joe Iconis and librettist Joe Tracz, getting a world-premiere staging by Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ. The project, based on the 2004 young adult novel by Ned Vizzini, tookcontinue reading→

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