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Pipeline's CLOWN BAR Will Return for Extended Run, 5/10-7/26Pipeline's CLOWN BAR Will Return for Extended Run, 5/10-7/26
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/9/2014) - After a critically acclaimed and extended run in 2013, Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company will present an encore engagement of CLOWN BAR by Adam Szymkowicz, with music & additional lyrics by Adam Overett. Staged in a Lower East Side 'dive' bar, this environmental production is directed by Andrew Neisler. Previews begin May 10 at Parkside Lounge with opening slated for June 6.


UBU SINGS UBU Comes to the Abrons Arts Center, Now thru 4/26UBU SINGS UBU Comes to the Abrons Arts Center, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/9/2014) - Ubu Sings Ubu is a theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's absurdist satire Ubu Roi and the art punk songs of the cult experimental band Pere Ubu.


Throes Theater to Present HALFWAY THROUGH THE STORY OF OUR LIFE, Begin. 5/15Throes Theater to Present HALFWAY THROUGH THE STORY OF OUR LIFE, Begin. 5/15
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/8/2014) - Drama Desk Award nominated Throes Theater (2013's Act Before You Speak at The Flea Theater) presents the premiere of HALFWAY THROUGH THE STORY OF OUR LIFE by 2013 Financial Times/Bodley Head Prize winner Alexandra Zelman-Doring in collaboration with Benedita Pereira and Emma Meltzer. Inspired by the monologues of Spalding Gray, this comedy with music begins previews May 15 at Access Theater with opening slated for May 22.


KEEP YOUR ELECTRIC EYE ON ME to Run 4/30-5/10 at HEREKEEP YOUR ELECTRIC EYE ON ME to Run 4/30-5/10 at HERE
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/8/2014) - HERE presents Keep Your Electric Eye On Me, by HERE Resident Artists Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty, as part of its 2013-2014 producing season. This multimedia dance-theatre performance features Madeline Best and Carlton Ward, Choreography by Tara O'Con and Original Music by Brian Rogers. This premiere engagement plays 8 performances, April 30 - May 10, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street).


DUTF Continues This Week with TOADSTOOL TEA, FORMOSA & MoreDUTF Continues This Week with TOADSTOOL TEA, FORMOSA & More
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/8/2014) - Week one of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) kicked off with a moving performance of Javier Reyes' Toy Soldierz and ended with a sold-out performance of The Messiah Complex. DUTF writers in attendance at the Opening Night Playwrights Reception included Javier Reyes, Royal Shiree, Paul Cosma Cimpoieru, Ana Pepine, Fabio Costaprado, Martyna Majok, Rock Wilk, Andrina Smith and Gustav Gauntlett.


Ian Bell's Brown Derby Series to Return With THE LOST BOYS, 5/1-3Ian Bell's Brown Derby Series to Return With THE LOST BOYS, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/7/2014) - Ian Bell's Brown Derby Series, presenting 'Ridiculously Staged Readings of Your Favorite Screenplays', kicks off the 2014 season with THE LOST BOYS, May 1 - 3.


UBU SINGS UBU Comes to the Abrons Arts Center, 4/9-26UBU SINGS UBU Comes to the Abrons Arts Center, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/7/2014) - Ubu Sings Ubu is a theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's absurdist satire Ubu Roi and the art punk songs of the cult experimental band Pere Ubu.


PULSE of NY and Theater for the New City to Present LADY FROM LIMERICK, 4/10-20PULSE of NY and Theater for the New City to Present LADY FROM LIMERICK, 4/10-20
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/7/2014) - Just days after the end of open enrollment saw seven million Americans enroll for the Affordable Care Act, healthcare experts, care providers, and survivors of medical error will gather at the debut of a new play based on a healthcare tragedy.


Aquila Theatre to Stage Reading of A FEMALE PHILOCTETES, 4/16-19Aquila Theatre to Stage Reading of A FEMALE PHILOCTETES, 4/16-19
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/7/2014) - The Aquila Theatre Company is proud to announce the launch of it's new You|Stories program with a staged reading of "A Female Philoctetes" (based on Sophocles' classic "Philoctetes",) running at BAM Fisher's Hillman Studio from April 16 to April 19, with performances at 7 pm. You|Stories in an innovative national program, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, that uses arts and humanities to explore the ancient and modern narratives of war.


Colt Coeur to Present Staged Reading of Ryan King's LOVE SHACK IN '87, 4/9Colt Coeur to Present Staged Reading of Ryan King's LOVE SHACK IN '87, 4/9
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/7/2014) - Colt Coeur's Play Hotel reading series will present a free staged reading of Love Shack in '87 by Ryan King, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, April 9th at 7:15pm at SoHo House in Manhattan. The cast for the reading includes Nadia Gan (Golden Child), Genesis Oliver (Everything is Ours, Colt Coeur), Matt Stadelmann (The Grown-Up, Humana), Chris Thorn (Twelfth Night, Pig Iron), and Joe Tippett (Ashville, Rattlestick). The event is hosted by Erica Rotstein and Sam Goldberg.


TADA! Youth Theater Presents SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE,  4/26-5/18TADA! Youth Theater Presents SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE, 4/26-5/18
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/6/2014) - TADA! Youth Theater, Janine Nina Trevens Executive & Artistic Director, proudly presents the WORLD PREMIERE ofSAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE: THE CASE OF THE MALTBALL FALCON, an original family musical performed by kids for kids, from April 26-May 18. A film- noir-detective-story-musical (Nancy Drew meets Bogie!), SAMANTHA SPADE, has Book & Lyrics by Lisa Diana Shapiro, Music by Georgia Stitt, Direction & Choreography by Joanna Greer & Musical Direction by Sinai Tabak. Set & Lighting Design are by Steve O'Shea, Costume Design by Cheryl McCarron with Stage Management by Phoebe Duncan.


Riverdale Rising Stars Present RENT: SCHOOL EDITION, Now thru 4/13Riverdale Rising Stars Present RENT: SCHOOL EDITION, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/5/2014) - The award-winning teens of the Riverdale Rising Stars are proud to present Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking rock musical RENT: SCHOOL EDITION for eight performances only, today, April 5 - April 13, 2014. Performances will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY.


New Ohio and Irt Theaters Announce Two World Premieres, 4/28-6/14New Ohio and Irt Theaters Announce Two World Premieres, 4/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/4/2014) - Two years ago, The New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (new neighbors in the historic Archive Building on Christopher Street) kicked-off their exciting new developing and presenting initiative: the Archive Residency. The Archive Residency offers select independent theatre companies a two-year commitment of space, artistic support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work.


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Crew of Titan Theatre's KING LEARPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast and Crew of Titan Theatre's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/4/2014) - Rehearsals began this week for Titan Theatre Company's final production of its critically acclaimed second season, Shakespeare's masterpiece, KING LEAR. The epic story of the 'Mad King' and his three daughters will run April 25 - May 11, 2014 at Queens Theatre, the borough's premiere performing arts venue. Titan Theatre Company Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, who previously helmed Titan's hit productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, will direct. Scroll down for some pictures of the cast and production team!


Photo Flash: First Look at Riverdale Rising Stars' Production of RENT: SCHOOL EDITIONPhoto Flash: First Look at Riverdale Rising Stars' Production of RENT: SCHOOL EDITION
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/4/2014) - The award-winning teens of the Riverdale Rising Stars are proud to present Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking rock musical RENT: SCHOOL EDITION for eight performances only - April 5 - April 13, 2014. Performances will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY. Scroll down for some photos from the production!


Hudson Warehouse to Feature KING JOHN, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and THE WINTER'S TALE in 2014Hudson Warehouse to Feature KING JOHN, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and THE WINTER'S TALE in 2014
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/4/2014) - HUDSON WAREHOUSE, known as 'The Other Free Shakespeare in the Park,' is announcing it's 2014 Summer Season, featuring King John, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Winter's Tale.


Letter of Marque Theater to Present BULLY ME DOWN, 4/21-5/21Letter of Marque Theater to Present BULLY ME DOWN, 4/21-5/21
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/3/2014) - LETTER OF MARQUE THEATER COMPANY is pleased to announce the original Pirate-Whistleblower-Bully premiere of Nolan Kennedy's BULLY ME DOWN, directed by Welland H. Scripps. BULLY ME DOWN will play a five week limited engagement beginning Wednesday, April 21st through Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at different bars in Brooklyn, including 5th Estate Bar (506 5th Avenue), Freddy's Bar (627 5th Avenue), Hanks Saloon (46 3rd Avenue) and more.


59E59 Theaters to Host US Premiere of THE LOVESONG OF ALFRED J HITCHCOCK, 5/1-2559E59 Theaters to Host US Premiere of THE LOVESONG OF ALFRED J HITCHCOCK, 5/1-25
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/3/2014) - 59E59 Theaters will welcome New Perspectives back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of David Rudkin's THE LOVESONG OF ALFRED J HITCHCOCK, directed by Jack McNamara. THE LOVESONG OF ALFRED J HITCHCOCK begins performances on Thursday, May 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 25. Press opening is Wednesday, May 7 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. For more information, visit www.britsoffbroadway.com.


Vacant Lot Theatre Presents BORN OF A FAIRYTALE at Triskelion Arts Zoo, Now thru 4/20Vacant Lot Theatre Presents BORN OF A FAIRYTALE at Triskelion Arts Zoo, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/3/2014) - Williamsburg's conversion from affordable artists' enclave to destination for luxury condominiums is the stuff of twisted fairy tales, making it a fitting backdrop for the New York debut of Vacant Lot Theatre Company's Born of A Fairytale, a modern mashup of classic tales penned by Eli Sibley. Having debuted before sold-out audiences at the 2009 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC, the one-woman show is given new life by Vacant Lot with a new actress, Thea Brooks, and new director, Kathleen Amshoff. Opening tonight, April 3 and running for three weekends through Sunday April 20 at Triskelion Arts Zoo Theater, Born of a Fairytale tickets are $18.00 and available at brownpapertickets.com. Triskelion Arts Zoo Theater is located at 118 N 11th Street between Wythe and Berry, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


The Shadow Box Theatre to Present THE EARTH & ME, Beg. 5/7The Shadow Box Theatre to Present THE EARTH & ME, Beg. 5/7
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/2/2014) - On May 7th 2014, The Shadow Box Theatre kicks of its spring production The Earth & Me.


Frog & Peach Theatre to Present KING JOHN, 4/24-5/18Frog & Peach Theatre to Present KING JOHN, 4/24-5/18
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/2/2014) - 'If you like action-packed thrillers,' writes Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre, 'you are going to love King John.' She calls the seldom-produced history play 'Game of Thrones, Shakespeare style,' being filled with wars over crowns, gold and power; craven courtiers, bickering in-laws, a greedy, power-mad Cardinal; illegitimate relatives and two very ambitious Queen Mothers. She will direct the classic April 24 to May 18, 2014 featuring a cast of Frog and Peach stalwarts including Karen Lynn Gorney ('Saturday Night Fever,' 'All My Children') as the ruthlessly clever Queen Elinor.


Trusty Sidekick Theatre to Present World Premiere of EARTH at University Settlement, 4/19-5/3Trusty Sidekick Theatre to Present World Premiere of EARTH at University Settlement, 4/19-5/3
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/2/2014) - The Performance Project @ University Settlement and Trusty Sidekick Theater Company (TSTC) will co-present the world premiere production of Earth-- a new play developed especially for audiences aged 6 and older. The production will run over three consecutive Saturdays (April 19, 26 and May 3) at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Speyer Hall in the University Settlement, located at 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002.


Downtown Urban Theater Festival Features TOY SOLDIERZ, FIVE-SIDED TRIANGLE and More in 12th Season, Now thru 4/19Downtown Urban Theater Festival Features TOY SOLDIERZ, FIVE-SIDED TRIANGLE and More in 12th Season, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/2/2014) - Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF), now heading into its 12th season, welcomes springtime in NYC with three weeks of new theatre at HERE's Mainstage, today, April 2 to 19, 2014.


THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOSH Comes to The Players Theatre, 5/16-18THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOSH Comes to The Players Theatre, 5/16-18
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/1/2014) - After a 60-city tour, Huffington Post columnist, playwright, performer, and international public speaker Josh Rivedal returns to New York City with The Gospel According to Josh-his autobiographical 30-character, 1-man show described as a parable, a mitzvah, and a comedy all rolled into one. Brent Buell directs. Four performances will be staged at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street in NYC from May 16-18, 2014.


THE DREAM CAFE MUSICAL to Debut in NYC, 4/12THE DREAM CAFE MUSICAL to Debut in NYC, 4/12
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/1/2014) - Welcome to Rhymeington, USA where the Dream Cafe & Spa is ready to heal what ails you. Lovers, dreamers, parents, workaholics and sometimes, even angels find themselves transformed and inspired in this entertaining new age SELF-HELP MUSICAL comedy! A show for the entire family!


Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/1/2014) - The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that tickets will go on sale April 9, 2014 for the 59th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street.


Ruthy Otero to Present DANCING WITH MY DEMONS as Part of The One Festival, 4/23 & 27Ruthy Otero to Present DANCING WITH MY DEMONS as Part of The One Festival, 4/23 & 27
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/1/2014) - Actress and New York City native RUTHY OTERO returns to her roots and darkest fears with two special performances of her highly-acclaimed solo show, DANCING WITH MY DEMONS, as part of The One Festival on April 23rd & 27th at the 4th Street Theater.


Musicals Tonight Stages Revival of Rodgers and Hart's AMERICA'S SWEETHEART, Now thru 4/13Musicals Tonight Stages Revival of Rodgers and Hart's AMERICA'S SWEETHEART, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(4/1/2014) - Musicals Tonight! continues to revive classic Broadway shows (this is our 80th) with Rodgers and Hart's America's Sweetheart from 1931.


National Black Theatre and Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present DUTCHMAN, 4/30-5/23National Black Theatre and Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present DUTCHMAN, 4/30-5/23
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/31/2014) - Following the successful, award-winning 2013 co-production of Detroit '67 written by Dominique Morisseau, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) and The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) officially announce their second co-production. The famed Harlem arts institutions will produce the 50th Anniversary revival of 'Dutchman' by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) from April 30 to May 23, 2014. Carl Cofield will direct the revival.


The Episcopal Actor's Guild to Welcome Steve Hayes in TIRED OLD QUEEN AT THE MOVIES: LIVE!, 4/10The Episcopal Actor's Guild to Welcome Steve Hayes in TIRED OLD QUEEN AT THE MOVIES: LIVE!, 4/10
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/31/2014) - The Episcopal Actors' Guild presents Steve Hayes in Tired Old Queen at the Movies: LIVE! on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 pm in Guild Hall.


The Bushwick Starr to Present THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE, 5/14-31The Bushwick Starr to Present THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE, 5/14-31
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/31/2014) - The Bushwick Starr is proud to present the food was terrible, written by William Burke and directed by Mary Beth Easley. The show will run May 14-31 with performances Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm.


Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble Presents CRAZY LADY CHAILLOT, 4/4-28Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble Presents CRAZY LADY CHAILLOT, 4/4-28
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/30/2014) - Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, will stage a production of The Crazy Lady of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux in April 2014.


BWW Reviews: Great American Playhouse's CAVEMEN - No Business Like Show BusinessBWW Reviews: Great American Playhouse's CAVEMEN - No Business Like Show Business
by Jeanmarie Simpson (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/30/2014) - It's a highly satisfying evening of entertainment entirely appropriate for the whole family. The Great American Playhouse is a new pima county theater and company that is sure to please residents and visitors for decades to come.


Fresh Fruit Festival's 'All Out Arts' Reading Series Presents MESSIN' WITH THE KID TodayFresh Fruit Festival's 'All Out Arts' Reading Series Presents MESSIN' WITH THE KID Today
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/29/2014) - Messin' With the Kid, a new play by multi-award-winning playwright (and creator of the Naughty Jewish Boys Calendar) Duncan Pflaster, will have a free reading this weekend as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival's All Out Arts Developmental Reading Series.


Vacant Lot Theatre to Present BORN OF A FAIRYTALE at Triskelion Arts Zoo, 4/3-20Vacant Lot Theatre to Present BORN OF A FAIRYTALE at Triskelion Arts Zoo, 4/3-20
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/28/2014) - Williamsburg's conversion from affordable artists' enclave to destination for luxury condominiums is the stuff of twisted fairy tales, making it a fitting backdrop for the New York debut of Vacant Lot Theatre Company's Born of A Fairytale, a modern mashup of classic tales penned by Eli Sibley. Having debuted before sold-out audiences at the 2009 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC, the one-woman show is given new life by Vacant Lot with a new actress, Thea Brooks, and new director, Kathleen Amshoff. Opening on Thursday, April 3 and running for three weekends through Sunday April 20 at Triskelion Arts Zoo Theater, Born of a Fairytale tickets are $18.00 and available at brownpapertickets.com. Triskelion Arts Zoo Theater is located at 118 N 11th Street between Wythe and Berry, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Compagnia de' Colombari to Take EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE on Tour, 4/10-16Compagnia de' Colombari to Take EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE on Tour, 4/10-16
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/28/2014) - COMPAGNIA DE' COLOMBARI has announced the four city national tour of Flannery O'Connor's EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE, created for the stage and directed by Karin Coonrod. EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE will play Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Brunswick, Maine; and New York City. Tour begins Thursday, April 10 and continues through Wednesday, April 16.


INTERMISSION Begins Performances 5/2 at Theatre RowINTERMISSION Begins Performances 5/2 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/28/2014) - Voyage Theater Company and B2Y Entertainment present the World Premiere of the play-within-a-play comedy INTERMISSION by Daniel Libman. Directed by Wayne Maugans, previews begin May 2 at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening is slated for Thursday, May 8. INTERMISSION is performed without an intermission.


APAC's ALLEGRO to Run 5/1-17APAC's ALLEGRO to Run 5/1-17
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/28/2014) - The Award-Winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) and Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik are pleased to announce their production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II's ALLEGRO, choreographed by Christine O'Grady, musical directed by Julianne B. Merrill and directed by Wojtunik. ALLEGRO will play a limited engagement at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. Performances begin Thursday, May 1 and continue through Saturday, May 17. Opening Night is Saturday, May 3 (8 p.m.).


On Her Shoulders Presents THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE Reading TonightOn Her Shoulders Presents THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/28/2014) - On Her Shoulders will present a free staged reading of The Convent of Pleasure by Margaret Cavendish, directed by Elyse Singer tonight, March 28th; doors open at 6:30pm.


The Nerve Tank's THE MAIDEN Makes World Premiere at La MaMa TonightThe Nerve Tank's THE MAIDEN Makes World Premiere at La MaMa Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(3/28/2014) - A modern-day Hades gets more than he bargained for from a precocious Persephone in this spring's world premiere of 'The Maiden,' a rowdy reboot of the ancient Greek abduction myth by acclaimed genre-bending theater company The Nerve Tank. From tonight, March 28th to April 13th, The Nerve Tank will adapt the raw, downtown ambiance of The Club at La MaMa to the immersive production's setting: a dark trailer-park disco, replete with original music by multidisciplinary artist Admiral Grey.



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