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Red Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with HAMLET, Starring Arian Moayed & MoreRed Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with HAMLET, Starring Arian Moayed & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Tom Ridgely, on Monday May 2nd at 7:30pm, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Arian Moayed (Tony Award nomination, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) along with Mohammad Aghebati, Amir Arison, Brendan Averett, Cary Donaldson, Abraham Makany,  Seth Numrich, Debargo Sanyal, Babak Tafti, Faran Tahir, Sheila Vand, Bernard White, and more.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Ars Nova's Production of Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS to Return to NYC for Limited Run This SummerArs Nova's Production of Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS to Return to NYC for Limited Run This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today the critically acclaimed production of Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl, will return to New York, playing a strictly limited engagement this summer. Small Mouth Sounds, directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), begins previews for a commercial run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 7:30pm, with an official opening night set for Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The show is set to run through September 25, 2016 (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's GUARDS AT THE TAJCast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for Guards at the Taj, the final production of the 2015/2016 season. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), the show marks Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda's directorial debut at the Playhouse. The production will run February 2 - 28, 2016 (press opening: Wednesday, February 10) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets go on sale Sunday, December 6 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesser America Celebrates THE BACHELORS Opening at Rattlestick TheaterPhoto Flash: Lesser America Celebrates THE BACHELORS Opening at Rattlestick Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

LESSER AMERICA presents the world premiere of THE BACHELORS by Caroline V. McGraw (The Vaults), directed by Portia Krieger (Fun Home Associate Director, Baby Screams Miracle) at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place, NYC) now playing through November 29th, 2015. The production opened on November 7, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesser America's THE BACHELORS Begins Tonight at Rattlestick TheaterPhoto Flash: Lesser America's THE BACHELORS Begins Tonight at Rattlestick Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Lesser America presents the world premiere of THE BACHELORS by Caroline V. McGraw (The Vaults), directed by Portia Krieger (Fun Home Associate Director, Baby Screams Miracle) at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place, NYC) starts previews tonight, November 5th, with an official opening night on November 7th for a limited run through November 29th, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Lesser America's THE BACHELORS at Rattlestick TheaterPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Lesser America's THE BACHELORS at Rattlestick Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Lesser America presents the world premiere of THE BACHELORS by Caroline V. McGraw (The Vaults), directed by Portia Krieger (Fun Home Associate Director, Baby Screams Miracle) at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place, NYC) starts previews on November 5th, with an official opening night on November 7th for a limited run through November 29th, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Arthur Miller Society to Host Syrian-Muslim Interpretation of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGEArthur Miller Society to Host Syrian-Muslim Interpretation of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

The Arthur Miller Society presents the premiere of a Syrian-Muslim interpretation of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE created and directed by Brooke Ciardelli at the Arthur Miller Centennial sponsored by St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for World Premiere of THE BACHELORS at Rattlestick TheaterFull Cast Announced for World Premiere of THE BACHELORS at Rattlestick Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

LESSER AMERICA announces the world premiere of THE BACHELORS by Caroline V. McGraw (The Vaults), directed by Portia Kreiger (Fun Home Associate Director, Baby Screams Miracle) at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place, NYC) with an opening night on November 7th for a limited run through November 29th, 2015.  (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA TonightPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

Ars Nova Extends SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, Adds Saturday MatineesArs Nova Extends SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, Adds Saturday Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Ars Nova announces a two-week extension and added Saturday matinee performances for critically-acclaimed world premiere production of Small Mouth Sounds, a new play by Bess Wohl, directed by OBIE Award-winner Rachel Chavkin. Due to demand, Small Mouth Sounds will now play through Saturday, April 25, with newly added Saturday matinee performances on April 4, 11, 18, and 25. The production, which was originally set to play through April 11, began previews March 10 and celebrated its Official Opening Night on Monday, March 23 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street), must end April 25. (more...)

Review Roundup: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Mar 23, 2015

Ars Nova presents the world premiere of Small Mouth Sounds, a new play by Bess Wohl, directed by OBIE Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), as part of its 2015 season. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated to run now through April 11 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street). Official Opening Night is tonight, March 23. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Opens Tonight at Ars NovaSMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Opens Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

New York City's premier development hub and acclaimed new work producer Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of Small Mouth Sounds, a new play by Bess Wohl, directed by OBIE Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), as part of its 2015 season. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated to run now through April 11 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street). Official Opening Night is tonight, March 23. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for Ars Nova's Night Celebrating Bridget EverettPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for Ars Nova's Night Celebrating Bridget Everett
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Begins Tonight at Ars NovaSMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

New York City's premier development hub and acclaimed new work producer Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of Small Mouth Sounds, a new play by Bess Wohl, directed by OBIE Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), as part of its 2015 season. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated March 10 - April 11 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street). Official Opening Night is Monday, March 23. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Cast; OBIE Winner Rachel Chavkin to DirectArs Nova Sets SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Cast; OBIE Winner Rachel Chavkin to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

New York City's premier development hub and acclaimed new work producer Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) has announced casting for the world premiere of Small Mouth Sounds, a new play by Bess Wohl, directed by OBIE Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated March 10 - April 11 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street). Official Opening Night is Monday, March 23. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: O.P.C. Turns Trash into Treasure at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: O.P.C. Turns Trash into Treasure at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - Dec 19, 2014

One person's trash is another person's treasure in Eve Ensler's O.P.C., a socio-political comedy currently enjoying its world premiere at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership ofDiane Paulus, Artistic Director, presents the second production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of Eve Ensler's O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness), directed by Pesha Rudnick, running through January 4, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kate Mulligan and Olivia Thirlby to Star in A.R.T.'s Premiere of New Eve Ensler Play 'O.P.C.'Kate Mulligan and Olivia Thirlby to Star in A.R.T.'s Premiere of New Eve Ensler Play 'O.P.C.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, begins performances of the second production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of Eve Ensler's O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness), directed by Pesha Rudnick, starting on November 28 and running through January 4, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square. Tickets from $25. Box Office: 617.547.8300 or visit us on line at americanrepertorytheater.org (more...)

Kate Mulligan Replaces Melissa Leo in Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.Kate Mulligan Replaces Melissa Leo in Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, begins performances of the second production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of Eve Ensler's O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness), directed by Pesha Rudnick, starting on November 28 and running through January 4, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square. Tickets from $25. Box Office: 617.547.8300 or visit us on line at americanrepertorytheater.org (more...)

Noor Theatre Opens THE MYTH PROJECT TonightNoor Theatre Opens THE MYTH PROJECT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale announce the world premiere of The Myth Project. This director-driven workshop production in three parts from Director/Writers Kareem Fahmy, Noelle Ghoussaini, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, will run from tonight, May 1 - Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

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