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Ars Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 Grantees Ars Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 Grantees
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 16 awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. (more...)
Photo Flash: ASDS Rep Season Opens Week 5 with THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT Photo Flash: ASDS Rep Season Opens Week 5 with THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Actors Studio Drama School 2017 Repertory Season opened Week 5 of its seven-week series of exciting and challenging theatre with scenes from THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT. Scroll down for photos of the actors onstage! (more...)
Casting Announced for Industry Reading of REGINALD: FROM BALTIMORE TO BILLIONAIRE Casting Announced for Industry Reading of REGINALD: FROM BALTIMORE TO BILLIONAIRE
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Industry reading of Reginald: From Baltimore to Billionaire (Based on the first African American Billionaire Reginald F. Lewis) written by Kevin Ray Johnson (The Unpredictable Times; Off Broadway - Before it got 'Unpredictable: Short Plays by Kevin Ray Johnson; The Next Day at New York Theater Festival). The reading will take place on May 22nd in Manhattan. The Executive Producer is Allen DeWane. (more...)
WELCOME TO AMERICA - A CARIBBEAN MUSICAL Extends in Queens WELCOME TO AMERICA - A CARIBBEAN MUSICAL Extends in Queens
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Welcome to America - A Caribbean Musical, has extended its limited run due to sold out performances and overwhelming audience demand during its first run of shows last weekend. (more...)
La MaMa Announces Talk Back Series for Catherine Filloux's KIDNAP ROAD La MaMa Announces Talk Back Series for Catherine Filloux's KIDNAP ROAD
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

KIDNAP ROAD - a new play by Catherine Filloux, based on the real-life story of a female presidential candidate held in captivity for six years by terrorists in Colombia - will be given its world premiere production this spring, presented by La MaMa at its First Floor Theatre (74 E. 4 St.), with previews beginning tomorrow, April 27, prior to the official press opening on April 30. There will be a series of conversations after select shows, surrounding themes in Kidnap Road. (more...)
COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN to Open Next Month at Barnstable Comedy Club COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN to Open Next Month at Barnstable Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN opens May 18th at BCC...a play about truth and the courage needed to tell it. (more...)
HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME! to Celebrate 7th Anniversary This Week HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME! to Celebrate 7th Anniversary This Week
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Long-running Chicago and Off-Broadway hit HAPPY KARAOKE FUN TIME! will celebrate its 7th Anniversary on Thursday, April 27. (more...)
BWW Review: DIVORCE PARTY and the End of Life As We [Don't Really] Know It BWW Review: DIVORCE PARTY and the End of Life As We [Don't Really] Know It
by Kristen Morale on April 25, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

What we have here is a masterfully crafted show called Divorce Party, something so wacky and farfetched but so rooted in the inward and outward complexities of life (as are so many absurd things) that it encapsulates life as we acknowledge it to be, but are not always so eager or able to share with others. Real, tangible life where the irony here is that everyone lives in an acknowledged fantasy - the worst kind of all, where you know you are falling and failing but can't help yourself or do anything to change the circumstances. Six friends who come together to witness how "happy" their two recently divorced friends are is already a precursor to disaster, an epiphany waiting to happen because of how "happy" they truly are not. This is the best new disaster happening in the East Village, and from the ingenious plot to the messed up crew who make it all too real, you are absolutely going to love this show. (more...)
Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will Present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will Present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR A New Musical, from April 29 - May 21, 2017.  Based on the original concept by GARY BAGLEY, NEW YORK, NEW YEAR has book by CHRISTINA FRANKLIN, music by MICHAEL MULDER & lyrics by GARY BAGLEY, with additional lyrics by MATTHEW GREGORY. (more...)
Soho Rep. Announces Return To Walker Street for 2018 Season Soho Rep. Announces Return To Walker Street for 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Soho Rep. is pleased to announce an anticipated return to 46 Walker Street for the 2018 season. The storefront venue, which was closed in September 2016, has been Soho Rep.'s artistic home since 1991 and where it has produced such notable works as Sarah Kane's Blasted, Annie Baker's Uncle Vanya, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon, among others. (more...)
Audience Steers Plot in Socially Anxious Improvised Solo Comedy SHOW UP Audience Steers Plot in Socially Anxious Improvised Solo Comedy SHOW UP
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

In Show Up, award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified cliches of the genre on their cliched heads. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE RECKLESS SEASON at Theaterlab Continues Through 5/7 Photo Flash: THE RECKLESS SEASON at Theaterlab Continues Through 5/7
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Boomerang Theatre Company  is pleased to share a first look at the world premiere of THE RECKLESS SEASON, written by Lauren Ferebee (co-artistic director Rebellious Subjects Theatre) and directed by Dominic D'Andrea (producing artistic director The One Minute Play Festival). THE RECKLESS SEASON began performances Friday, April 21st and continues through Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at TheaterLab NYC (357 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018). (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at South African Drama THE YEAR OF THE BICYCLE in U.S. Premiere at the cell Photo Flash: First Look at South African Drama THE YEAR OF THE BICYCLE in U.S. Premiere at the cell
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

the cell presents the US Premiere of South African drama YEAR OF THE BICYCLE by Joanna Evans. Directed by Shariffa Aliby, it is presented as the centerpiece of the 2nd annual C.M.O.R.E. Festival dedicated to Creating More Opportunity for Racial Equity among playwrights, directors, and actors. Performances run now through May 2 at the cell (338 W 23rd St, between 8th & 9th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at WINK at Theater for the New City Photo Flash: First Look at WINK at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Theater for the New City presents the World Premiere of WINK, a new play by Neil Koenigsberg, directed by Ron Beverly, running through May 7. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for UP Theater Company's LOST/NOT FOUND Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for UP Theater Company's LOST/NOT FOUND
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

UP Theater Company presents LOST/NOT FOUND at The Garret Theater, at Fort Washington Collegiate Church (A train to 181st Street), running May 3-19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Theatre 4the People's LOU Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Theatre 4the People's LOU
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Theatre 4the People will present the World Premiere of Haley Rice's LOU, directed by Kate Moore Heaney, May 19-June 3 at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, Second Theater). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Houses on the Moon Theater Company Celebrates the Opening of THE ASSIGNMENT Photo Flash: Houses on the Moon Theater Company Celebrates the Opening of THE ASSIGNMENT
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

It's a celebration! Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, CoFounder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director) celebrated the Opening Night performance of the world premiere of The Assignment, an original play by Camilo Almonacid, developed by Houses on the Moon Theater Company, a co-production with Rhymes Over Beats, on Saturday evening, April 22, 2017 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street). (more...)
Project Y Theatre Company Commissions 9 Plays by Women Project Y Theatre Company Commissions 9 Plays by Women
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

In an effort to broaden opportunities for women playwrights, Project Y Theatre Company has commissioned nine female playwrights in two separate productions, Great Again, an evening of plays by Crystal Skillman and Chiori Miyagawa, and The Hrosthvitha Project, 7 adaptations of the 10th century female-written play 'Dulcitius' written by playwrights Caridad Svich, Pia Wilson, Julienne Hairston, Michole Biancosino, Lia Romeo, Stacie Lents, and Erin Mallon. (more...)
Melissa Errico and Scott Cohen Will Join Sarah Steele and Dominic Chianese in FRACTURED Reading Tonight Melissa Errico and Scott Cohen Will Join Sarah Steele and Dominic Chianese in FRACTURED Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow, Billions) and Scott Cohen (Billions, Allegiance) will join the previously announced Sarah Steele (The Good Fight, Speech & Debate) and Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos) in a reading of Elizabeth Higgins Clark's new play FRACTURED tonight at 7 PM at the Acorn Theatre. (more...)
FIRST DRAUGHTS Continues This Week FIRST DRAUGHTS Continues This Week
by BWW News Desk on April 22, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

First Draughts is a developmental reading series produced by Amios, a cooperative whose mission is to build community through art. First Draughts is dedicated to expanding four short plays, first produced at SHOTZ! (Amios' monthly short-play series) into full-lengths over the course of a six-month development process. (more...)
CAGEBIRDS to Make a Break for It at THML Theatre Company CAGEBIRDS to Make a Break for It at THML Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

New theatre company, THML Theatre Co., presents Cagebirds, a play by David Campton at the Producer's Club's Sonnet Theatre. (more...)
TCG to Screen #LegacyLeaders Video of Spiderwoman Theater's Muriel Miguel at La MaMa TCG to Screen #LegacyLeaders Video of Spiderwoman Theater's Muriel Miguel at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Theatre Communications Group announces a special, one-night-only event to screen the #LegacyLeaders video of Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theater. The event will be hosted by La MaMa ETC- The Downstairs (66 East 4th Street) in New York City, Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)
VIDEO: Pocket Universe Unveils Bloody Teaser for All-Female JULIUS CAESAR VIDEO: Pocket Universe Unveils Bloody Teaser for All-Female JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Friends, Romans, classmates, lend me your ears! In honor of William Shakespeare's 453rd birthday on Sunday, April 23rd, Pocket Universe has released a brand-new teaser for their all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Check it out below! (more...)
MERRY WIVES, TWELFTH NIGHT and TEMPEST Coming to Bryant Park This Summer MERRY WIVES, TWELFTH NIGHT and TEMPEST Coming to Bryant Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Beloved theater troupe The Drilling Company, best known as the presenters of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, are celebrating their fourth year as the company-in-residence for Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare. 2017's performances include six performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor in May and June, three performances of Twelfth Night in late July and six performances of The Tempest in August and September. (more...)
Cirque-Tacular's SPRING-A-DING DING! to Swing Into the 14th Street Y Theater Cirque-Tacular's SPRING-A-DING DING! to Swing Into the 14th Street Y Theater
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Kidpass Choice Award-Winning company Cirque-tacular, who has been featured as 'Best Things to Do' on Mommy Poppins and NY1, returns to the 14th street Y Theater to create an intimate setting for what Shelley Goldberg of NY1 calls 'enchantment!' and bring the brilliance of springtime in all its glory and magic to the young and young at heart with Spring-A-Ding DING! (more...)