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BWW Exclusive: Seven Off-Broadway Premieres for the Eugene O'Neill Theater CenterBWW Exclusive: Seven Off-Broadway Premieres for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
by National Theater Institute (Off-Broadway)

(2/23/2015) - Hailed as the launchpad of the American theater, the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is responsible for developing more than 1,100 new works for the stage. Each summer, the O'Neill is home to a series of national conferences ushering in new voices in playwriting, musical theater, cabaret, puppetry, and criticism. NTI's Theatermakers Summer Intensive provides young artists the opportunity to train alongside these professional conferences and see new American plays before they hit the big stage. Plays developed during summers at the O'Neill now abound off-Broadway, as major New York theaters premiere work from the National Playwrights Conference (NPC).


Alex Coladonato to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERALAlex Coladonato to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/23/2015) - Alex Coladonato is set to take on the role of "Ezio" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" now in it's second year, opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson.


Clifford Odets' ROCKET TO THE MOON Opens Tonight at Theatre at St. Clement'sClifford Odets' ROCKET TO THE MOON Opens Tonight at Theatre at St. Clement's
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/23/2015) - A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing, Golden Boy) will play Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-at-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement opening tonight, February 23rd at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street).


Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE Opens Tonight Off-BroadwaySignature Theatre's BIG LOVE Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/23/2015) - Signature Theatre's production of BIG LOVE by Charles Mee, directed by Tina Landau, began on February 5, 2015. The production runs through March 15, 2015 with an official opening slated for tonight, February 23, in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 22Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 22
by (Off-Broadway)

(2/22/2015) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 22, 2015.


Frigid New York Presents ROCK 'N' ROLE THEATRE'S 300 to 1 Theatre showFrigid New York Presents ROCK 'N' ROLE THEATRE'S 300 to 1 Theatre show
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/22/2015) - FRIGID New York presents Rock'n'Role Theatre's 300 to 1 Written by Matt Panesh, Directed by Gareth Armstrong. FRIGID New York runs February 17- March 8, 2015.


Tom Dugan's WIESENTHAL Closes Off-Broadway TodayTom Dugan's WIESENTHAL Closes Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/22/2015) - Wiesenthal, the new play based on the life Simon Wiesenthal, will play its final New York performance tonight, February 22. The limited engagement at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row concludes prior to upcoming productions in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Canada in 2015 - 2016.


Photo Flash: First Look at Nick Cordero, Matt Doyle, Nicolette Robinson and More in Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITEPhoto Flash: First Look at Nick Cordero, Matt Doyle, Nicolette Robinson and More in Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/22/2015) - Vineyard Theatre's world premiere of the original musical BROOKLYNITE, helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SPRING AWAKENING), opens this Wednesday, February 25th. This limited engagement continues through Sunday March 22nd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


BWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's VERITE, Starring Anna CampBWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's VERITE, Starring Anna Camp
by BroadwayWorld TV (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - The LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater world premiere production of VERITE, a new play by Nick Jones, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, opened this week on February 18, 2015, and runs through March 15 at the Claire Tow Theater. Click below to watch highlights from the play!


York's TEXAS IN PARIS to Host Talkback Following Matinee TomorrowYork's TEXAS IN PARIS to Host Talkback Following Matinee Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - The York Theatre Company will offer a Special Talkback Panel with the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis, Senior Pastor of Middle Collegiate Church and Michael Dinwiddie, Acting Associate Dean at The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, immediately following tomorrow's matinee, February 21 at 2:30 p.m. of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar.


Photo Flash: First Look at Rachael Holmes &  Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFEPhoto Flash: First Look at Rachael Holmes & Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25.


Photo Flash: First Look at Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN, Now Playing at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN, Now Playing at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below!


WIESENTHAL Plays Final Performance Off-Broadway This WeekendWIESENTHAL Plays Final Performance Off-Broadway This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - Wiesenthal, the new play based on the life Simon Wiesenthal, will play its final New York performance this Sunday, February 22. The limited engagement at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row concludes prior to upcoming productions in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Canada in 2015 - 2016.


CHURCHILL's Ronald Keaton Guests on WPKN TodayCHURCHILL's Ronald Keaton Guests on WPKN Today
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - Ronald Keaton, author and star of the new hit play CHURCHILL at New World Stages, will be interviewed live on Richard Pheneger's popular WPKN (89.5 FM) Radio program 'State of the Arts' today (Friday) at 12:25 PM. The segment can also be heard at www.wpkn.org. CHURCHILL opened February 18th at New World Stages following an acclaimed 2014 sold-out world premiere engagement in Chicago. Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century.


Signature Theatre to Stage World Premiere of Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEKSignature Theatre to Stage World Premiere of Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - Signature Theatre has announced that it will present the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production runs April 21 to May 31 with a May 11 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). $25 tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 26, 2015. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. - Sun., 11am - 6pm) or visit signaturetheatre.org.


THE LITTLE PRINCE in New York City, February 23rd- March 22nd for $30-$45THE LITTLE PRINCE in New York City, February 23rd- March 22nd for $30-$45
by Contests - Broadway (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - THE LITTLE PRINCE in New York City, February 23rd- March 22nd for $30-$45.


FIDELIS and PING PONG Play in Rep at PUBLIC STUDIO, Beginning Tonight; All Tickets $10FIDELIS and PING PONG Play in Rep at PUBLIC STUDIO, Beginning Tonight; All Tickets $10
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - The Public Theater welcomes the return of PUBLIC STUDIO, which will present two new plays this spring by emerging and up-and-coming playwrights. The two plays will run in repertory from today, February 20 to March 1 in The Public's Shiva Theater and will be presented as pared-down productions with the low ticket price of only $10.


THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS, With Cady Huffman and More, Begins Tonight at The BoxTHE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS, With Cady Huffman and More, Begins Tonight at The Box
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - Kenyon Phillips' 90-minute autobiographical rock opera, The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips, will play a special four-performance limited engagement at The Box (189 Chrystie St., New York, NY 10002) starting tonight, February 20th.


Melissa James Gibson's PLACEBO Begins Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsMelissa James Gibson's PLACEBO Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of PLACEBO, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series 'The Americans,' 'House of Cards' on Netflix). Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4000 Miles, [sic]), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.


BWW Reviews: ONE DAY: THE MUSICAL Brims with Teenage Angst, Pop-Rock IntensityBWW Reviews: ONE DAY: THE MUSICAL Brims with Teenage Angst, Pop-Rock Intensity
by Rachel Weinberg (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - "One Day: The Musical" exudes an angry, pop-rock sensibility and has teenage angst in spades. Though the show takes the journal entries of real teenagers as its basis, it sometimes feels like a mouthpiece for adolescent issues rather than a show about living, breathing humans. In striving to be a universal stand-in for the struggles of growing up in the twenty-first century, "One Day" becomes a plot-less, occasionally meandering revue. On the musical theater continuum, I'd describe "One Day" as "Spring Awakening" meets "Rent" meets "Hair" meets "Next to Normal." The caveats here being that I personally am not a fan of the first show listed, and "One Day" does not function as effectively as the others. The show does, however, showcase an entertaining pop-rock flare. And when the ensemble launches into composer/lyricist/librettist Michael Sottile's soaring, heavily microphoned harmonies, "One Day"feels gloriously tuneful.


Heather Bagnall Stars in Tasty Monster's Reading of LOVE, SEX, ANARCHY This WeekendHeather Bagnall Stars in Tasty Monster's Reading of LOVE, SEX, ANARCHY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(2/20/2015) - Heather Bagnall, (SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL, 59E59, Edinburgh Fringe) has been cast in the role of Emma Goldman in Tasty Monster Productions' reading of LOVE, SEX, ANARCHY, a new play by Melissa Bell, based on the life and loves of the infamous Anarchist. Luke Tudball (FERDINAND, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE/Talking Horse Productions, regional) will direct.




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