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National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), currently producers of the Tony-nominated 'Indecent,' and the company responsible for last season's hit musical 'The Golden Bride,' kicks off its record-making 103rd consecutive season with 'Amerike - The Golden Land,' a high-energy musical journey of the American immigrant experience. (more...)
Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED to Launch New Off-Broadway Run This Fall Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED to Launch New Off-Broadway Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf have announced that Lisa's new play, STUFFED, will open Off-Broadway this fall in a new production at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Inside Off-Broadway's Biggest Night with the Obie Award Winners! Photo Coverage: Inside Off-Broadway's Biggest Night with the Obie Award Winners!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon on May 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) just presented the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).  (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for New Musical SWEETEE, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for New Musical SWEETEE, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Sweetee, new American musical, begins a strictly limited engagement at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) tonight, May 23, for a run through June 18, with opening night on June 1. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Off-Broadway Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company will present Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein. Napoli, Brooklyn will begin preview performances on June 9 and opens officially on June 27 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through September 3, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards! Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon on May 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) just presented the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).  (more...)
Photo Coverage: Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Christine Pedi and More Take the Stage in Project Shaw's PRESS CUTTINGS Photo Coverage: Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Christine Pedi and More Take the Stage in Project Shaw's PRESS CUTTINGS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy on May 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continued its 12th Season with its 123rd concert presentation, Shaw's two one-act comedies Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets, last night, May 22, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)
New Play LITTLE ROCK Gets Industry Reading at St. Luke's Theater New Play LITTLE ROCK Gets Industry Reading at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Little Rock, by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, is the true story of The Little Rock Nine - the first blacks to volunteer to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Little Rock is being presented by Rebel Theatrical Management and Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. (more...)
SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU Extend in Rep at NYTW SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU Extend in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

New York Theatre Workshop announced today a one week extension for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)
Photo Flash: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Duncan Sheik and More Take Part in PUBLIC FORUM: A FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING at Joe's Pub Photo Flash: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Duncan Sheik and More Take Part in PUBLIC FORUM: A FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The Public Theater continued its 2017 Spring Public Forum with a four-night FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING over the weekend at Joe's Pub with Public Forum Director Michael Friedman, exploring the exciting work of composers and musicians - what it is that they do when they write a song and how they make their own particular brand of magic. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
NYC Mayor Declares May 23rd 'NEWSical The Musical Day' in Honor of Milestone NYC Mayor Declares May 23rd 'NEWSical The Musical Day' in Honor of Milestone
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

On May 23rd, 2017 NEWSical The Musical, the 14th longest running Off-Broadway show and 4th longest running musical revue in history, will be celebrating its 2500th performance at Theatre Row. (more...)
Photo Flash: SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Celebrates Opening at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Photo Flash: SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Celebrates Opening at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by Weyni Mengesha, presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project, celebrated its opening night on May 10. Attendees included Ethan Lipton, Leigh Silverman and Keith Randolph Smith. The opening night party and celebration took place at Macondo West (2 Bank St.), and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)
Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)
Photo Flash: SPAMILTON Marks 300th Performance Off-Broadway Photo Flash: SPAMILTON Marks 300th Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

This past weekend, the cast of the hit off-Broadway show Spamilton celebrated their 300th performance. The critically acclaimed show has come a long way, with thanks to popular demand, from the 18-show engagement that was originally planned. Scroll down for a photo from the party! (more...)
Len Cariou, Michael Cerveris and More Join Irish Rep's SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala Len Cariou, Michael Cerveris and More Join Irish Rep's SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced more performers for SONDHEIM AT SEVEN, this season's Gala Benefit production, on Tuesday, June 13th at 7 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)
BWW Review: ON ONE CONDITION Shows Life with Cerebral Palsy BWW Review: ON ONE CONDITION Shows Life with Cerebral Palsy
by Melanie Votaw on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

At the beginning of ON ONE CONDITION running through May 26, 2017 at Soho Playhouse, actor Dan Daw arrives on stage in his underwear. He then proceeds to dress himself as we watch. As someone with cerebral palsy, getting dressed is a painstaking process. Immediately, Daw takes us into his world and gives us a little taste of what it's like to be him. (more...)
See All the Winners from the 62nd Annual Obie Awards! See All the Winners from the 62nd Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)
Watch Off-Broadway Shine at the 62nd Annual Obie Awards- Live at 7pm! Watch Off-Broadway Shine at the 62nd Annual Obie Awards- Live at 7pm!
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria will return as the host at the 62nd Annual Obie Awards, which will be held tonight, May 22, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Pulitzer Prize-wining playwright Paula Vogel will receive a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement.  (more...)
Photo Coverage: CAGNEY the Musical Celebrates Closing Night Photo Coverage: CAGNEY the Musical Celebrates Closing Night
by Stephen Sorokoff on May 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

CAGNEY The Musical has played to sold out audiences for 473 performances at the West Side Theatre in New York City. The big question posed to enterprising producer Riki Kane Larimer at the closing night celebration was 'where will Broadway's Robert Creighton, (in the role he was born to play) and cast be bringing the story of James Cagney to next?'   (more...)
BWW Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' Devastating VENUS Explores the Tragedy of Saartjie Baartman BWW Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' Devastating VENUS Explores the Tragedy of Saartjie Baartman
by Michael Dale on May 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Traditionally, the human beings with uncommon attributes who are featured as carnival side-show attractions can hold a certain degree of power in their profession. It is their indisputable reality that adds an illusion of legitimacy to the flim-flam and shenanigans that fill out the rest of the show. Those who may appear to audiences as the most pitiable and exploited might very well be the ones taking in the biggest cuts of the profits. (more...)
Photo Coverage: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Celebrates 100th Performance Photo Coverage: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Celebrates 100th Performance
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - celebrated its 100th performance on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. To celebrate this landmark, the show harnessed the power of community to benefit Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. For the 100th performance, The View UpStairs will donated 30% of proceeds from all full-priced ticket sales to Point Foundation.  (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at ROTTERDAM in U.S. Premiere at Brits Off Broadway Photo Flash: First Look at ROTTERDAM in U.S. Premiere at Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Off-Broadway

59E59 Theaters welcomes ROTTERDAM, written by Jon Brittain and directed by Donnacadh O'Briain to Brits Off Broadway. Produced by Hartshorn - Hook Foundation Ltd, ROTTERDAM begins performances runs for a limited engagement through Saturday, June 10. This Olivier Award-winning show sold out both London's Theatre503 and the Trafalgar Studios. The press opening is May 24, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Off-Broadway

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Katy Sullivan, Victor Williams and More in MTC's COST OF LIVING Photo Flash: First Look at Katy Sullivan, Victor Williams and More in MTC's COST OF LIVING
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), is currently in previews ahead of a Wednesday, June 7 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Kate Tarker Will Be Honored with Vineyard's 2016-17 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award Kate Tarker Will Be Honored with Vineyard's 2016-17 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, June 6 from noon-2:30pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016-2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by Paula Vogel to Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES), who began her residency last fall. (more...)