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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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→

POWs Are On Parade in Vincent Delaney's

POWs Are On Parade in Vincent Delaney's "The Art of Bad Men" in NYC NewTACTics Reading

June 21st, 2015

Artistic-minded German prisoners of war in a Minnesota internment camp during World War II populate Seattle playwright Vincent Delaney's new play, The Art of Bad Men, the fourth and final title in the 2015 NewTACTics Festival of New Plays presented by Off-Broadway's TACT/The Actors Company Theatre. Delaney shared some thoughts about thecontinue reading→

Playwright Liz Thaler Gets Her Kink On With

Playwright Liz Thaler Gets Her Kink On With "Happy," a New Play in F*ckFest at The Brick

June 20th, 2015

It's a different sort of boy-meets-girl story at The Brick Theater June 20-21 and June 27-28, when Liz Thaler's Happy makes its world premiere as part of F*ckFest, a sex-positive theatre festival in Brooklyn. The boy is a professional dom in the BDSM scene and the girl is a feminist gender studiescontinue reading→

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

June 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→

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→

Cass Morgan Gets Her Irish Up in Private NYC Reading of Musical Memoir

Cass Morgan Gets Her Irish Up in Private NYC Reading of Musical Memoir "The Road to Where" June 8

June 5th, 2015

The Road to Where, the folk-tinged musical memoir that actress-writer Cass Morgan conjured from real events, places and people in her life, will get a private presentation in Manhattan June 8 in anticipation of an August run at Weston Playhouse in Vermont. Morgan is the Broadway actress and songwriter whose soulful, crystalline voicecontinue reading→

Jeff Talbott's

Jeff Talbott's "The Gravedigger's Lullaby" Gets NYC Reading June 3-4; Jenn Thompson Directs

June 2nd, 2015

The 2015 NewTACTics Festival of New Plays, a reading series presented by Off-Broadway's TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, kicks off June 3-4 with Jeff Talbott's The Gravedigger's Lullaby. Jenn Thompson directs the latest play by the author of The Submission. "I have always had a fascination with gravediggers," Talbott said in program notes. "Therecontinue reading→

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