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The Semitic Root presents THE STRANGESTThe Semitic Root presents THE STRANGEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling cafe, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. The Strangest is an absurdist murder mystery loosely inspired by the unnamed Arab killed in Albert Camus' classic novel, The Stranger. Experience French Algiers on the brink of revolution, and witness three Arab brothers vie for the love of the same woman. Their bitter rivalry ends only when one is gunned down by a French stranger.Written by Betty Shamieh ( The Black Eyed, Roar, Fit for a Queen) and directed by May Adrales ( Vietgone, Luce).  (more...)

The Semitic Root's Immersive Murdery Mystery THE STRANGEST Coming to NYCThe Semitic Root's Immersive Murdery Mystery THE STRANGEST Coming to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling café, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDINGBerkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

BWW Review: David Yazbek and Itamar Moses' THE BAND'S VISIT Is A Captivating Cultural BlendBWW Review: David Yazbek and Itamar Moses' THE BAND'S VISIT Is A Captivating Cultural Blend
by Michael Dale - Dec 17, 2016

While David Yazbek's moxie-driven melodies and clever, character-creating lyrics are best known from his fast and funny Broadway hits THE FULL MONTY and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, his captivating and charming new Off-Broadway musical of cultural and romantic exchanges, THE BAND'S VISIT, begins with self-effacing modesty. (more...)

Will THE BAND'S VISIT Visit Broadway This Season?Will THE BAND'S VISIT Visit Broadway This Season?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In his latest column, MIchael Riedel of the New York Post has speculated on a Broadway future for 'The Band's Visit,' the critically acclaimed new show currently running at the Atlantic Theater, (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT Sells Out, Extends Again at the AtlanticTHE BAND'S VISIT Sells Out, Extends Again at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced a second extension of the critically acclaimed world premiere production of the new musical The Band's Visit. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company's THE BAND'S VISIT Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company's THE BAND'S VISIT Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 9, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of the new musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek, choreography by Patrick McCollum and movement by Lee Sher. The Band's Visit began previews November 11 and opened just last night at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT, Starring Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and More, Extends at the AtlanticTHE BAND'S VISIT, Starring Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and More, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of the new musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek, choreography by Patrick McCollum and movement by Lee Sher, has been extended an additional week in advance of officially opening this Thursday, December 8. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for Atlantic Theater Company's THE BAND'S VISITPhoto Coverage: In Rehearsal for Atlantic Theater Company's THE BAND'S VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company will soon present the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek and choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater CompanyTony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

Theater for the New City Debuts Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in India, TodayTheater for the New City Debuts Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in India, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The play begins previews today, June 1, and runs through June 19 at Theater for the New City's Cabaret Theater, 155 First Ave. in Manhattan. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Debut Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in IndiaTheater for the New City to Debut Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in India
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting THE QUEEN, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired by Macbeth set in 16th-century India, during the peak of the Mughal era. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present THE QUEENTheater for the New City to Present THE QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting The Queen, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired byMacbeth set in the peak of the Mughal era in India hundreds of years ago. (more...)

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 Plays TNC, Now thru 4/26Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET Plays TNC, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 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...)

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...)

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