"The Americans" Wins WGA Award for Best Drama

Television trophies went to a string of series that have been frequently honored over the past several months, including FX's spy family drama The Americans, earning the drama series honor for its final season.

72 miles to go... World Premiere at Roundabout Theatre Winter 2020

A new play by The Americans writer Hilary Bettis is among a trio of new works announced for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2019-2020 Off Broadway season.

The world premiere of Bettis’ 72 Miles to Go… is set for a winter 2020 bow at the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre, the company’s artistic director/CEO Todd Haimes announced today. The Off Broadway season will also include the world premiere of a Roundabout commission ...what the end will be by Jiréh Breon Holder; and the new musical Darling Grenadine, with book, music & lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik.

72 miles to go... Finalist for Prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is awarded annually to celebrate women who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre. Administered in Houston, New York and London, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is named after the noted American actor and writer who grew up in Houston and lived in London during the last 15 years of her life. Susan believed that society urgently needed more influence from talented women.  It is the purpose of the Prize is to honor excellence and to perpetuate the high standards, creativity and vitality that were characteristic of Susan's life. 

Judges for the 2019 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize are:  Michael Buffong (U.K.) Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre;  Maria Goyanes(U.S.) Artistic Director of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre; Tony and Olivier Award-winning stage director Marianne Elliott, OBE (U.K.); Playwright and winner of the 2011 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for The Nether, Jennifer Haley (U.S.);  and celebrated stage, television and film actors, Tamsin Greig (U.K.) and Marin Ireland (U.S.).

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