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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“Alabama Story” To Get Tennessee Premiere in 2018 at Clarence Brown Theatre

“Alabama Story” To Get Tennessee Premiere in 2018 at Clarence Brown Theatre

March 19th, 2017

The Southeastern premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones will be presented by the Clarence Brown Theatre, the resident Equity company of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in January 2018. Kate Buckley will direct the social-justice drama set in “the Deep South of the imagination” and charting the real-life conflict betweencontinue reading→

“Alabama Story” Will Get Western Massachusetts Premiere in 2018  

“Alabama Story” Will Get Western Massachusetts Premiere in 2018  

March 16th, 2017

Majestic Theater, the resident Equity company in Western Massachusetts, will present the area premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones in early 2018. West Springfield, MA, will get to experience the play that drew earlier acclaim on Cape Cod, where a separate production was staged in summer 2016. The fact-inspired drama aboutcontinue reading→

Jeff Talbott’s New Play “i” Will Get World Premiere by Pioneer Theatre Company

Jeff Talbott’s New Play “i” Will Get World Premiere by Pioneer Theatre Company

March 11th, 2017

Jeff Talbott’s latest play, i, will get its world premiere in the 2017-18 season of Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT. The resident Equity company first developed the drama — a mysterious boy-meets-girl story — in January 2017 in its Play-by-Play new play reading series. The full production on Pioneer’s mainstagecontinue reading→

Ted Koch, K.K. Moggie, Jeremy Beck, Todd Lawson Cast in World Premiere of Jeff Talbott’s “The Gravedigger’s Lullaby” Off-Broadway

Ted Koch, K.K. Moggie, Jeremy Beck, Todd Lawson Cast in World Premiere of Jeff Talbott’s “The Gravedigger’s Lullaby” Off-Broadway

February 22nd, 2017

Jeremy Beck, Ted Koch, Todd Lawson and K.K. Moggie populate a bleak landscape flecked with hope in the world premiere of Jeff Talbott’s new play The Gravedigger’s Lullaby directed by Jenn Thompson for Off-Broadway’s TACT. Performances began Feb. 28 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night is March 12 for a run to April 1. continue reading→

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

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

February 21st, 2017

Alabama Story, playwright Kenneth Jones’ new six-actor play inspired by real events that touch on Civil Rights and censorship issues in “the Deep South of the imagination,” 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, standingcontinue reading→

Tense Wedding Day of Playwright’s Parents Inspires New Comedy “Divinity Place”

Tense Wedding Day of Playwright’s Parents Inspires New Comedy “Divinity Place”

February 20th, 2017

The scandal of marrying out of your faith — Catholic girl loves Protestant boy! — is at the heart of a new charm-bomb comedy called Divinity Place, one of the recently added titles to the catalog of Steele Spring Stage Rights, the rising licensing agent/publisher. The characters and events created by playwrightcontinue reading→

Hudson Stage Reading of “Two Henrys” Has Susan Pellegrino, James Lloyd Reynolds, Finnerty Steeves Feb. 10

Hudson Stage Reading of “Two Henrys” Has Susan Pellegrino, James Lloyd Reynolds, Finnerty Steeves Feb. 10

February 2nd, 2017

Hudson Stage Company’s Feb. 10 reading of Kenneth Jones’ three-character family drama Two Henrys will feature HSC veteran Susan Pellegrino as grieving Florida matriarch Constance, who is confronted by an unexpected guest at her husband’s wake. James Lloyd Reynolds plays the interloper, Henry, and Finnerty Steeves plays Constance’s boozy daughter, Amy, herselfcontinue reading→

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