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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NYC's Slant Theatre Project Marks 10 Years With Premiere of

NYC's Slant Theatre Project Marks 10 Years With Premiere of "Naperville" by Mat Smart

November 20th, 2014

Slant Theatre Project, the indie-minded Off-Off-Broadway company devoted to new plays, celebrates its tenth anniversary with the world premiere of Mat Smart's Naperville, a rueful comedy set in a coffeehouse at which regrets about the past get stirred up. Performances play Nov. 20-Dec. 6 at the June Havoc Theatre in Manhattan. Slantcontinue reading→

New Plays By Josh Tobiessen, Wendy MacLeod and Rob Zellers Get Voice at Pioneer Theatre Company in 2015

New Plays By Josh Tobiessen, Wendy MacLeod and Rob Zellers Get Voice at Pioneer Theatre Company in 2015

November 18th, 2014

The 2015 titles in Pioneer Theatre Company's second annual Play-By-Play Reading Series — exploring new plays in intimate script-in-hand presentations featuring professional actors and directors — are Spectacular Spirits by Josh Tobiessen, Slow Food by Wendy MacLeod and Mr. Wheeler's by Rob Zellers. Public readings will take place in February and March at venuescontinue reading→

World Premiere of Michael Slade's

World Premiere of Michael Slade's "Family Shots" to Star Colleen Zenk, Corbin Bleu, John Earl Jelks

November 17th, 2014

Corbin Bleu, John Earl Jelks, Adam Halpin, Arash Mokhtar, Annie Pesch and Colleen Zenk will appear in Michael Slade's marriage-minded intergenerational comedy Family Shots, getting its world premiere by The Human Race Theatre Company in January 2015. HRTC artistic director Kevin Moore directs the staging at The Loft Theatre in downtown Dayton,continue reading→

New Sun in the Sky: M-G-M's

New Sun in the Sky: M-G-M's "The Band Wagon" Takes a Fresh Ride in Encores! Concert

November 5th, 2014

A live musical theatre adaptation of the M-G-M movie musical "The Band Wagon" is such a natural idea for the New York stage that it's hard to believe that it didn't happen sooner than the Douglas Carter Beane-penned version that will play 12 performances Nov. 6-16 as an Encores! Special Eventcontinue reading→

Michèle LaRue Resurrects Vintage American Voices in One-Woman

Michèle LaRue Resurrects Vintage American Voices in One-Woman "Tales Well Told"

October 27th, 2014

The fall season of Tales Well Told, the series of solo shows curated and performed by East Coast actress Michèle LaRue, is at its peak of color in the coming weeks. Bookings of her eclectic turns in which she conjures the fiction of yesteryear — circa 1850 to 1920 — are setcontinue reading→

Kelli Kerslake Colaco's

Kelli Kerslake Colaco's "You Are My Sunshine" To Get New Light in San Francisco Reading

October 22nd, 2014

Playwright Kelli Kerslake Colaco’s You Are My Sunshine, a multi-decade character study of a man of mythic American proportions whose passions and demons lead to tragedy, will get a West Coast reading Dec. 8 by The Alma Theatre Company in San Francisco.

The fact-inspired ensemble drama about the search for the truth behindcontinue reading→

"Alabama Story" Tickets On Sale Starting Oct. 1 for January 2015 World Premiere

October 1st, 2014

Single tickets for Pioneer Theatre Company's world premiere production of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones go on sale Oct. 1, along with all titles in the 2014-15 subscription season.

As reported earlier, the production team of the January 2015 staging will feature scenic designer James Noone, lighting designer Phillip Monat, costume designer Brenda L. Van der Wiel,continue reading→

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