Babak Tafti News

Noor Theatre Opens THE MYTH PROJECT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 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...)

Noor Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE MYTH PROJECT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

A diverse cast of thirteen join Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale for 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, runs in repertory from tonight, May 1 through Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for Noor Theatre's 3-Part Production THE MYTH PROJECT, 5/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

A diverse cast of thirteen join Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale for 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, runs in repertory from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

Noor Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE MYTH PROJECT, 5/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A diverse cast of thirteen join Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale for 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, runs in repertory from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

Noor Theatre to Open THE MYTH PROJECT On 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 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 Thursday, May 1 - Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

Noor Theatre's Highlight Reading Series to Wrap 11/18 with HOUSE OF STRENGTH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Noor Theatre's Highlight Reading Series concludes Monday, November 18 at 7:30pm with House of Strength by Rahaleh Nassri and directed by Sarna Lapine. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Funny, Inventive MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Barrington Stage Co
by Larry Murray - Aug 12, 2013

With this production of Much Ado About Nothing, Barrington Stage enters the ranks of Berkshire theatre companies that have proven their expertise with the most successful, and challenging, of all playwrights. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Celebrates Opening Night of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 12, 2013

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and TriStan Wilson Managing Director, presents William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Julianne Boyd, running through August 25 at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. Check out phtoos from the opening night party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Barrington Stage Company's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 12, 2013

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Tristan Wilson Managing Director, presents William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Julianne Boyd, running through August 25 at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. Check out phtoos from inside the big opening below! (more...)

Richard Schiff to Star in Barrington Stage's THE CHOSEN; Gretchen Egolf Set for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Tristan Wilson Managing Director, has announced casting for Chaim Potok's The Chosen, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner, and Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Julianne Boyd at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

Richard Schiff Stars in Barrington Stage's THE CHOSEN, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Tristan Wilson Managing Director, has announced casting for Chaim Potok's The Chosen, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner, and Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Julianne Boyd at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

Richard Schiff to Star in Barrington Stage's THE CHOSEN; Gretchen Egolf Set for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Tristan Wilson Managing Director, has announced casting for Chaim Potok's The Chosen, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner, and Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Julianne Boyd at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre Celebrates 30 Gala with John Tartaglia, Ann Harada & More!
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2013

Vineyard Theatre's annual Gala, this year celebrating the institution's 30th Anniversary, took place at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) last night, March 18, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (cocktails at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm and performance at 8:30pm). BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Review - Candy Tastes Nice
by Michael Dale - Mar 07, 2013

The woman who went by the pseudonym Natalie Dylan, a self-described feminist with a B.A. in women's studies, hasn't been the only one to attempt to put her virginity up for auction, but being attractive, American and willing to appear on national television to explain how she wished to use the money to pay for her further education most likely helped her become the best-known in this country. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Vineyard Theatre's THE NORTH POOL
by Walter McBride - Jan 30, 2013

The Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere production of THE NORTH POOL, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Vineyard's Paula Vogel Award-winning playwright Rajiv Joseph (BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO), directed by Giovanna Sardelli (ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER). THE NORTH POOL, starring Stephen Barker Turner and Babak Tafti, will begin performances on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St., between Irving Place and Union Square East). Opening Night is Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Vineyard Box Office at 212-353-0303 or online at www.vineyardtheatre.org. The cast just met the press and you can check out coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

The Vineyard Theatre Presents the NY Premiere of Rajiv Jospeh's THE NORTH POOL, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

The Vineyard Theatre proudly announces that its 30th Anniversary season will continue with the New York premiere production of THE NORTH POOL, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Vineyard's Paula Vogel Award-winning playwright Rajiv Joseph (BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO), directed by Giovanna Sardelli (ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER). THE NORTH POOL, starring Stephen Barker Turner and Babak Tafti, will begin performances on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St., between Irving Place and Union Square East). Opening Night is Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Vineyard Box Office at 212-353-0303 or online at www.vineyardtheatre.org. (more...)

Arab-Muslim Production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Gets Reading at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2013

Brooke Ciardelli will direct a reading at The Public Theater, NY of a modernized, Arabic-American-Muslim- production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, almost fifty years after the first production premiered on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ALL MY SONS Opens at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 23, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, TriStan Wilson, presents Arthur Miller's landmark American drama ALL MY SONS, now playing through August 4 at the BSC Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield). Opening night was Sunday, July 22, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Remi Sandri and Babak Tafti to Lead Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, will present the East coast premiere of The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, The North Pool will run July 26 through August 11 at BSC's St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2) with an Opening performance on Sunday, July 29 at 3pm. St. Germain Stage is located on the upper level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

Making its West Coast premiere, Blood and Gifts tells the story of the secret spy war behind the official Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s. Spanning a decade and playing out in Washington DC, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the play offers up a slice of historical fiction laced with dark humor, as it follows the character of CIA operative Jim Warnock and his struggles to stop the Soviet Army's destruction of Afghanistan. (more...)

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