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Photo Flash: First Look at DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES: WELL WORN WORDS at Ars Nova's ANT Fest 2017 Photo Flash: First Look at DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES: WELL WORN WORDS at Ars Nova's ANT Fest 2017
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Ars Nova presents Discount Ghost Stories: Well Worn Words as a part of ANT Fest 2017, conceived by Jessica Kahkoska and Alexander Sage Oyen, music & lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen, adapted text and non-fiction by Jessica Kahkoska, and fiction by James Presson. The production is directed by Austin Regan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)
Raw New Play AFTERGLOW Premieres Tonight Off-Broadway Raw New Play AFTERGLOW Premieres Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Midnight Theatricals presents the World Premiere of the play Afterglow, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Opening tonight, June 23, at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street), Afterglow will be an Off-Broadway kick-off to the Pride Parade and will have an initial run through August 5, 2017. Scroll down for a look at the cast onstage! (more...)
Irish Rep Continues New Works Reading Series with CEASEFIRE SOLDIERS Today Irish Rep Continues New Works Reading Series with CEASEFIRE SOLDIERS Today
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 11th season of the New Works Reading Series with a staged reading of Jimmy Murphy's play CEASEFIRE SOLDIERS. Directed by Irish Rep Literary Manager Kara Manning, the reading will take place today, June 23, 2017 at 3:00pm at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage. (more...)
Review Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High Line Review Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High Line
by Review Roundups on June 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opened last night, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
Photo Flash: First look at Lesser America's IN A WORD at Cherry Lane Photo Flash: First look at Lesser America's IN A WORD at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), performances run through July 8 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BASTARD JONES Raises $10K 'Birthday Gift' for Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund BASTARD JONES Raises $10K 'Birthday Gift' for Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

BASTARD JONES, a rock musical comedy opening tonight June 22nd at nancy manocherian's the cell (Artistic Director, Kira Simring), has raised $10,000 for Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund, dedicated to ending homelessness of LGBTQ youth. (more...)
Ryan Raftery's THE RISE AND FALL (AND RISE) OF MARTHA STEWART to Spruce Up Joe's Pub Ryan Raftery's THE RISE AND FALL (AND RISE) OF MARTHA STEWART to Spruce Up Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Ryan Raftery, creator and star of the smash hit Anna Wintour and Andy Cohen musicals, returns to Joe's Pub to premiere the final show in his 'Titans of Media' trilogy based on the tale of America's first self-made female billionaire. (more...)
Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59 Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)
Musical Comedy BASTARD JONES Opens Tonight Off-Broadway Musical Comedy BASTARD JONES Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the Off-Broadway Premiere of BASTARD JONES, a rock musical comedy based on Henry Fielding's bawdy 18th-century novel, The History of Tom Jones. With book, lyrics, & direction by Marc Acito (Broadway's Allegiance) and music & lyrics by Amy Engelhardt (Grammy nominees The Bobs), performances began June 14 at the cell. The opening is slated for tonight, June 22. (more...)
Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY Opens Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY Opens Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)
BWW Review: UNDERGROUND at 59E59 is Clever and Engaging BWW Review: UNDERGROUND at 59E59 is Clever and Engaging
by Marina Kennedy on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The US premiere of Underground, written by Isla van Tricht and directed by Kate Tiernan is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters though Sunday, July 2nd. This is a humorous, engaging show with very broad appeal. (more...)
Eco-Musical ENDANGERED! Headed Off-Broadway This July Eco-Musical ENDANGERED! Headed Off-Broadway This July
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

This summer, FineHeart Productions, and The Eco Musical LLC will present ENDANGERED! The Musical, by Keni Fine and Tony Small, directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin, beginning performances on July 10 and opening Sunday, July 23 at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street). (more...)
Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)
BAGHDADDY Announces Surprise Extension at St. Luke's Theatre BAGHDADDY Announces Surprise Extension at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Despite announcing its closing on June 25, the well reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo will continue to perform at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street) through September 3, 2017. (more...)
The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Will Be the Subject of a New Musical- First Listen! The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Will Be the Subject of a New Musical- First Listen!
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the new musical by award-winning Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, Enrique Brown, choreographer, and directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look - AFTERGLOW Premieres This Friday Off-Broadway Photo Flash: First Look - AFTERGLOW Premieres This Friday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Midnight Theatricals will present the World Premiere of the play AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Currently in performances for an opening this Friday, June 23 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street), AFTERGLOW will be an Off-Broadway kick-off to the Pride Parade and will have an initial run through August 5, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Theatre du Soleil's A ROOM IN INDIA, Coming to Park Avenue Armory Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Theatre du Soleil's A ROOM IN INDIA, Coming to Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

This December, Theatre du Soleil and its founder, theater icon Ariane Mnouchkine, come to Park Avenue Armory in the North American Premiere of their new work A Room in India (Une chambre en Inde). The work follows the adventures of a touring French theater company stranded in India without a director while the world around them falls into disarray. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the production! (more...)
Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)
Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)
AVENUE Q Partners with Pride to Benefit Point Foundation AVENUE Q Partners with Pride to Benefit Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The Tony Award winning and coming of age musical comedy, Avenue Q, will celebrate NYC PRIDE WEEKEND by donating $25 for every ticket purchased to Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit.  (more...)
Photo Flash: Get a Peek Inside the Immersive SEEING YOU, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway Photo Flash: Get a Peek Inside the Immersive SEEING YOU, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opens today, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Originally intended as a six-week limited engagement beginning May 26, 2017, Seeing You was recently extended through August 31, 2017. Scroll down for a first look at the show! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Off Broadway Is Honored at the 7th Annual Alliance Awards Photo Coverage: Off Broadway Is Honored at the 7th Annual Alliance Awards
by Walter McBride on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, just presented the 7th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards yesterday at Sardi's. Honorees were on hand to accept their awards and Signature Theater founder James Houghton was posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)
New Work BULLET CATCHERS, Featuring Women in Combat, Headed Off-Broadway New Work BULLET CATCHERS, Featuring Women in Combat, Headed Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2017 in Off-Broadway

CLUTCH PRODUCTIONS, in association with JOSIAH GRIMM, has announced the world premiere production of Maggie Moore and Julia Sears' BULLET CATCHERS, with music directed by Yeujia Low, directed by Julia Sears. BULLET CATCHERS will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square Park South). (more...)
Playwright Heidi Schreck Stars in WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, Beginning Tonight at Clubbed Thumb Playwright Heidi Schreck Stars in WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, Beginning Tonight at Clubbed Thumb
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb welcomes Heidi Schreck (I Love Dick) in the cast of her play, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME during this season's SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)
Calling All Mad Scientists! THAT CHEMISTRY SHOW to Play in Rep with THAT PHYSICS SHOW Off-Broadway Calling All Mad Scientists! THAT CHEMISTRY SHOW to Play in Rep with THAT PHYSICS SHOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Producer Eric Krebs announces the latest in performance science - That Chemistry Show. Written and performed by Borislaw Bilash, That Chemistry Show will begin performances on July 22. (more...)