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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Cast and Creatives Announced for Tennessee Premiere of “Alabama Story”

Cast and Creatives Announced for Tennessee Premiere of “Alabama Story”

November 8th, 2017

David Brian Alley, Jade Arnold, Katie Cunningham, Chris Klopatek, Brian Mani and Brittany Pirozzoli will appear in the Southeastern premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones at the Clarence Brown Theatre, the resident Equity company of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Jan. 31-Feb. 18, 2018. Associate professor Kate Buckley directs the social-justice drama set in “the Deepcontinue 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

November 4th, 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→

“Born in a Tempest” Blows Fresh Wind Into the Sails of Shakespeare’s “Pericles”

“Born in a Tempest” Blows Fresh Wind Into the Sails of Shakespeare’s “Pericles”

November 2nd, 2017

The nautical map of Shakespeare’s late-career seafaring adventure, Pericles, is getting revised this month Off-Broadway in an intimate five-actor production called Pericles: Born in a Tempest, conceived and directed by Jordan Reeves for Hunger & Thirst Theatre and The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project. The storm-tossed Prince of Tyre’s story is now seen throughcontinue reading→

Jack and Benny Lipson, Bohemian Musical Duo Known as jackbenny, Make NYC Debut at Duplex Nov. 9

Jack and Benny Lipson, Bohemian Musical Duo Known as jackbenny, Make NYC Debut at Duplex Nov. 9

October 26th, 2017

The Los Angeles-based musical duo of Jack and Benny Lipson, twin brothers who write songs, make music and perform together and with friends as the band jackbenny, will make their New York City debut at The Duplex in Greenwich Village 7 PM Nov. 9. Their vibe is hard to explain. Think acousticcontinue reading→

Kenneth Jones' “Hollywood, Nebraska” Gets Workshop at 2017 Wyoming Theater Festival

Kenneth Jones' “Hollywood, Nebraska” Gets Workshop at 2017 Wyoming Theater Festival

September 6th, 2017

Hollywood, Nebraska, the rueful new comedy by Kenneth Jones about two fortysomething actresses who return to their small town for separate family emergencies, will be workshopped by Wyoming Theater Festival in Sheridan, WY, where the playwright will be in residence starting Aug. 18. Rehearsals and rewrites with a professional cast and creativecontinue reading→

Alex Webb’s Two-Actor Civil War Drama, “Amelia,” Is Published By Samuel French

Alex Webb’s Two-Actor Civil War Drama, “Amelia,” Is Published By Samuel French

May 12th, 2017

Amelia, the gritty Civil War-set romance by Alex Webb that maps the journey of a young wife who disguises herself as a man and goes behind enemy lines to find her Union Army husband, is now a licensable property from Samuel French. The two-hander earned positive ink for its stagings in DC,continue 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

April 17th, 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→

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