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The Public Theater Extends NAATCO'S AWAKE AND SINGThe Public Theater Extends NAATCO'S AWAKE AND SING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

The Public Theater today announced that NAATCO's acclaimed production of AWAKE AND SING! will extend its limited engagement until August 8th in The Public's Shiva Theater (425 Lafayette Street). (more...)

All-Asian American Leads NAATCO's AWAKE AND SING!, Opening Tonight at The PublicAll-Asian American Leads NAATCO's AWAKE AND SING!, Opening Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Public Theater presents NAATCO's acclaimed production of AWAKE AND SING! this summer for a limited engagement opening tonight, July 13. (more...)

All-Asian American Cast Brings NAATCO's AWAKE AND SING! to The Public, Beginning TonightAll-Asian American Cast Brings NAATCO's AWAKE AND SING! to The Public, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Public Theater presents NAATCO's acclaimed production of AWAKE AND SING! this summer for a limited engagement beginning tonight, July 6. (more...)

William Finn and More Set for 'PLAYING JEWISH AT THE NAATCO' Panel, 6/8 at The PublicWilliam Finn and More Set for 'PLAYING JEWISH AT THE NAATCO' Panel, 6/8 at The Public
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Racial representation on the American stage is incongruous with the heterogeneity of the United States. For the past twenty-five years, NAATCO has responded to this challenge by producing European and American classics with all-Asian American casts. This panel, 'Playing Jewish at the National Asian American Theatre Company', examines the strategy behind, and the effectiveness of, NAATCO's mission through a case study of its productions of plays with all Jewish characters, including the upcoming remount of their production of AWAKE AND SING! (more...)

NAATCO's AWAKE AND SING! Set for The Public Theater in JulyNAATCO's AWAKE AND SING! Set for The Public Theater in July
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The Public Theater will present NAATCO's acclaimed production of AWAKE AND SING! this summer for a limited engagement beginning Monday, July 6. The National Asian American Theatre Company, under Artistic Producing Director Mia Katigbak and Associate Producer Peter Kim will kick off their 25th Season in residency at The Public with this classic Odets drama. The limited engagement in The Public's Shiva Theater (425 Lafayette Street) will run through Saturday, August 1 with an official press opening on Monday, July 13. (more...)

Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET to Play TNC, 3/26-4/26Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET to Play TNC, 3/26-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

'Martyrs Street,' a realistic drama by Misha Shulman, is a gripping tale of two houses in the historical city of Hebron, in the Occupied West Bank. (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE Opens Tonight at Cherry Lane TheatreDavid Van Asselt's A FABLE Opens Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present the world premiere of A Fable, written by David Van Asselt and directed by Daniel Talbott, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for tonight, May 22 at 7pm. A Fable is scheduled to run through Saturday, June 28. (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE Begins Performances Tonight at Cherry Lane TheatreDavid Van Asselt's A FABLE Begins Performances Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater have announced that performances of the world premiere of A Fable, written by David Van Asselt and directed by Daniel Talbott, begin tonight at 7pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for Thursday, May 22 at 7pm. A Fable is scheduled to run through Saturday, June 28. (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE Begins Performances Tonight at Cherry Lane TheatreDavid Van Asselt's A FABLE Begins Performances Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will present the world premiere of A Fable, written by David Van Asselt and directed by Daniel Talbott, beginning tonight, May 3 at 7pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for Thursday, May 22 at 7pm. A Fable is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE to Begin Performances 5/3 at Cherry Lane TheatreDavid Van Asselt's A FABLE to Begin Performances 5/3 at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will present the world premiere of A Fable, written by David Van Asselt and directed by Daniel Talbott, beginning Saturday, May 3 at 7pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for Thursday, May 22 at 7pm. A Fable is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents BLIND ANGELS, Now thru 3/2Theater for the New City Presents BLIND ANGELS, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Theater For The New City will present Blind Angels by Dick Brukenfeld today, February 6-March 2. In this nail-biting drama directed by Melissa Attebery, a Jewish newsman (inspired by Daniel Pearl) is taken prisoner by a trio who are hitting New York with 'a small catastrophe to prevent a larger one.' The twist is, he has long relationships with two of his three 'hosts.' Not the usual suspects, they are integrated, successful, secular Muslims. Two are ivy league educated jet setters. Blind Angels explores why people who enjoy our way of life would turn against this country. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present BLIND ANGELS, 2/6-3/2Theater for the New City to Present BLIND ANGELS, 2/6-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Theater For The New City will present Blind Angels by Dick Brukenfeld February 6-March 2. In this nail-biting drama, directed by Melissa Attebery, a Jewish newsman (inspired by Daniel Pearl) is taken prisoner by a trio who are hitting New York with 'a small catastrophe to prevent a larger one.' The twist is, he has long relationships with two of his three 'hosts.' Not the usual suspects, they are integrated, successful, secular Muslims. Two are ivy league educated jet setters. Blind Angels explores why people who enjoy our way of life would turn against this country. (more...)

Dick Brukenfeld's BLIND ANGELS to Run 2/6-3/2 at Theater for the New CityDick Brukenfeld's BLIND ANGELS to Run 2/6-3/2 at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

'Blind Angels' by Dick Brukenfeld is a nail-biting drama in which a news reporter (inspired by Daniel Pearl) is taken prisoner by a group of cosmopolitan, integrated, successful, secular Muslims who are embarking on a terrorist attack. The twist is, he has long relationships with two of his three 'hosts'--one is his ex-fiancee and the other was his college roommate. They are playing an endgame scenario that dwarfs what any small fry terrorist has tried before and they need him to tell their story. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the play's world premiere run February 6 to March 2, directed by Melissa Attebery. (more...)

In Performance: AWAKE & SING!'s Jon Norman SchneiderIn Performance: AWAKE & SING!'s Jon Norman Schneider
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

In today's New York Times 'In Performance' video, AWAKE AND SING!'s Jon Norman Schneider, who plays Ralph Berger, the young brother of a Jewish family living in the Depression-era Bronx, considers his options for the future. (more...)

BWW Reviews: National Asian-American Theater Company Revives Clifford Odets' AWAKE AND SINGBWW Reviews: National Asian-American Theater Company Revives Clifford Odets' AWAKE AND SING
by Jonathan Mandell - Aug 21, 2013

The National Asian American Theater Company's solid if unexceptional production of Awake and Sing, Clifford Odets 1935 drama of a struggling immigrant Jewish family in The Bronx, is opening just a few days after the 50th anniversary of the death of Odets (more...)

Photo Flash: NAATCO's AWAKE & SING!, Now Playing Through 9/8Photo Flash: NAATCO's AWAKE & SING!, Now Playing Through 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2013

The OBIE Award-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theater Company, kick off their 24th season with Clifford Odets's Awake & Sing! Stephen Fried directs an all-Asian American cast that includes Sanjit De Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte, Mia Katigbak, Teresa Avia Lim, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari, and Henry Yuk. This Off-Broadway limited engagement began August 16th at Walker Space (46 Walker Street) and continues through September 8th only. Opening Night is set for August 21st (8pm). Check out a first look below! (more...)

NAATCO to Open 24th Season with AWAKE & SING, 8/16-9/8NAATCO to Open 24th Season with AWAKE & SING, 8/16-9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

The OBIE Award-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theater Company, will kick off their 24th season with Clifford Odets's Awake & Sing! Stephen Fried directs an all-Asian American cast that includes Sanjit de Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte, Mia Katigbak, Teresa Avia Lim, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari, and Henry Yuk. This Off-Broadway limited engagement will begin August 16th at Walker Space (46 Walker Street) and continue through September 8th only. Opening Night is set for August 21st (8pm). (more...)

Review - Bunty Berman Presents...Review - Bunty Berman Presents...
by Michael Dale - May 14, 2013

If Betty Comden and Adolph Green were both born in Bombay, Singin' In The Rain might have wound up resembling The New Group's new musical, Bunty Berman Presents….  Not that Ayub Khan Din (book, music and lyrics) and Paul Bogaev's (music) Bollywood-set musical comedy is on the same level as that masterwork, but the spirit of silly 1950s MGM hijinks abounds throughout the evening.  It's got laughs, it's got tunes and it offers a fun, mindless time. (more...)

Review - Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)Review - Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2013

I suppose Richard Foreman doesn't have many talkbacks after performances of his plays because, really, how many times can you respond to an audience member asking, 'What the f***?' (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

The New Group announced today that Ayub Khan Din has stepped into the title role in the new musical Bunty Berman Presents..., replacing actor Erick Avari who withdrew from the production last week on doctor's orders following an injury. The world premiere of this musical comedy, with book & lyrics by Ayub Khan Din and music by Ayub Khan Din and Paul Bogaev, is directed by Scott Elliott. Previews began April 12. Performances resume Wednesday, April 24 in advance of Official Opening Night on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00pm. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 1 at The New Group at Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

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