MASON GRIFFIN to Play Broadway in Brooklyn
(2/27/2015) - ?The success of last season's VOICES Concert has prompted a second musical event added to the season. SHOWTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER will be presented in June. Joining the staff of this electrifying event is MASON GRIFFIN.
Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. Today
(2/28/2015) - 59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company announce cast for the NYC premiere LONG STORY SHORT, adapted from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Kent Nicholson. LONG STORY SHORT begins performances on February 28 for a limited engagement through March 29. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM, Friday at 8:15 PM; Today at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note the following schedule adjustments: there are no matinee performances today, February 28 and Today, March 7; the performance on Sunday, March 1 is at 7:15 PM only. Press Opening is Tuesday, March 10 at 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $50 ($35 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
Jane Levy Joins Michael Keith Allen in Harold Clurman Lab Theater's GREAT FALLS, 1/22-2/28
(2/28/2015) - The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City and the Art of Acting Studio Los Angeles, is proud to announce its cast for the upcoming production of Lee Blessing's Great Falls; Jane Levy, alumnus of the studio, and former star of 'Suburgatory' on ABC will join Ovation-nominated actor Michael Keith Allen. Great Falls will be directed by Managing Artist Director of the Art of Acting Studio, Don K. Williams, and will open on January 22nd, 2015.
BROOKLYN QUARTET Opens 3/18 at The Medicine Show Theatre
(2/27/2015) - After two years of development, both as a solo work and as an ensemble piece, Rock WILK's new play, Brooklyn Quartet, directed by Stephen Bishop Seely, will debut on March 18th, and run for 10 performances at The Medicine Show Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street, Third Floor, New York, New York 10019.
Toy Box Theatre Company's WORTH HOUSE Opens Tonight
(2/27/2015) - Toy Box Theatre Company opens its 11th season with Worth House, a new play by company member Ryan Reilly about growing up with a father addicted to two things: alcohol and his family. Set in Chicago's South Side in 1989, this comedic family drama offers up a fresh take on recovery in a style that is equal parts The Glass Menagerie and TV's Roseanne.
Piehole Presents World Premiere of OLD PAPER HOUSES, Now thru 3/14 at Irondale Center
(2/27/2015) - The theater collective Piehole will present the World Premiere of Old Paper Houses, an original performance piece with texts by poet Bernadette Mayer(Winner of the 2014 Shelley Memorial Award), directed by Tara Ahmadinejad (New York Theatre Workshop '2050 Fellow') February 27-March 14 at the historic Irondale Center (85 South Oxford Street between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn).
Luis Salgado Directs, Choreographs New Musical ZUCCOTTI PARK, Opening Tonight at NYC Venus/Adonis Festival
(2/26/2015) - Luis Salgado, who most recently was involved in the developmental lab for the new Gloria Estefan Musical On your Feet, has signed on as director/choreographer of the NYC World Premier of Zuccotti Park. Book and lyrics by Catherine Hurd and music composed by Vatrena King, with musical direction by Joshua Coyne. This new musical about the 'Human Side of Economics' will have 4 performances and close the 2015 Venus/Adonis Festival.
KAFKA'S QUEST Runs Now thru 3/15 at Theater for the New City
(2/26/2015) - 'Kafka's Quest, a.k.a. Kafka/Samsa' is a quasi-realistic play by the late playwright Lu Hauser that imagines the family life of Gregor Samsa, the tragic victim of Kafka's 'Metamorphosis,' and his friendship with an historic Yiddish Theater actor and actress in Prague, prior to the events of the famed novella. Set in Prague in 1912, it portrays Gregor Samsa (the name Kafka personified himself with in the book) as torn between his father, who wants to keep him on the straight and narrow with a full time job, and his friendship with artists of the Yiddish Theater, who want him to join and write for them. His father's bankruptcy forces Gregor to become the breadwinner of the family, which has been forced to take in two mysterious lodgers to make ends meet. The back and forth between the two poles of Gregor's life will culminate in 'The Metamorphosis.' Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere February 26 to March 15, directed by Manfred Bormann.