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Mint Theater Company to Hold 'Further Reading' of WATERS OF THE MOONMint Theater Company to Hold 'Further Reading' of WATERS OF THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Mint Theater Company will present a one-night "Further Reading" of Waters of the Moon by N.C. Hunter on Monday August 15th (7pm) at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (home to Mint's current production, Hunter's A Day By The Sea, opening August 25). (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents an OTHELLO for Our TimesBWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents an OTHELLO for Our Times
by Jeffrey Walker - Mar 4, 2016

Shakespeare Theatre Company proves once again their place as one of the nation's finest classical theatre companies with a new production of OTHELLO. A careful blend of grand spectacle and intimate relationships, William Shakespeare's mature tragedy leaps off of the stage with passion, wit, and pathos. Starring Pakistani-American Faran Tahir in the title role, this OTHELLO is filtered through the lens of Othello as a Muslim who has adopted Western dress and religion. The concept works and the tragedy still works as one of Shakespeare's best. (more...)

New Play BLACK BUTTERFLIES to Examine Life of Tennessee Williams' Sister in Off-Broadway ReadingNew Play BLACK BUTTERFLIES to Examine Life of Tennessee Williams' Sister in Off-Broadway Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

BLACK BUTTERFLIES, a ground-breaking new play by Marylou DiPietro, based on the life of Rose Williams, sister and muse to Tennessee Williams, will be presented in a reading December 7th, 3pm at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street (4th floor), New York City. (more...)

Gallery Players Presents EMMA as Part of OVERTURES SeriesGallery Players Presents EMMA as Part of OVERTURES Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

"Hear it here first!" After an overwhelmingly successful inaugural season, The Gallery Players continues OVERTURES, their series of new musical theatre readings. Helmed by theatre director and scholar, Barrie Gelles, OVERTURES was created in order to foster the creation of new musical theatre and support the talented composers and writers as they develop their work. (more...)

The Gallery Players to Continue OVERTURES Series with EMMAThe Gallery Players to Continue OVERTURES Series with EMMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

"Hear it here first!" After an overwhelmingly successful inaugural season, The Gallery Players continues OVERTURES, their series of new musical theatre readings. Helmed by theatre director and scholar, Barrie Gelles,  OVERTURES was created in order to foster the creation of new musical theatre and support the talented composers and writers as they develop their work.  OVERTURES gives its audiences an opportunity to hear and experience a variety of exciting new musicals before they have their first full production.    (more...)

Mint Theater to Host Special EnrichMINT Event for THE NEW MORALITYMint Theater to Host Special EnrichMINT Event for THE NEW MORALITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

In honor of the centenary of Harold Chapin's heroic death on the battlefield in 1915 and their revival of Chapin's The New Morality, Mint Theater Company will present a free, one-night event titled Soldier and Dramatist: A Centennial Commemoration on Monday, September 28th at 7pm. Selections from Chapin's beautifully touching letters home will be performed by Christian Coulson, Joe Delafield, Ben Diskant, Andrew Fallaize, and Ned Noyes. Mint's Associate Director Jesse Marchese will curate and direct the evening which will feature an introduction by George Robb, Professor of History at William Patterson University.  (more...)

William Ryall to Direct Reading of Marylou DiPietro's BLACK BUTTERFLIES at Abingdon, 10/27William Ryall to Direct Reading of Marylou DiPietro's BLACK BUTTERFLIES at Abingdon, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a free reading of BLACK BUTTERFLIES, a new play by Marylou DiPietro, on Monday, October 27 at 7pm, at Abingdon Theate Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street), as part of its ongoing Page2Stage Reading Series. William Ryall, a veteran of 14 Broadway shows including CHAPLIN, ANYTHING GOES, and AMADEUS, is set to direct. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present A DELICATE SHIP, 3/22-4/20Cincinnati Playhouse to Present A DELICATE SHIP, 3/22-4/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park launches the third world premiere of its 2013-14 season, Anna Ziegler's humorous and heartbreaking memory play, A DELICATE SHIP, March 22 through April 20 in the Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. (more...)

Two River Theater Company to Stage AS YOU LIKE IT, 1/25-2/16Two River Theater Company to Stage AS YOU LIKE IT, 1/25-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2013/2014 Season with Shakespeare's romantic comedy As You Like it, directed by Michael Sexton (Two River's Henry V), the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Society in New York. Performances will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, January 25, with the opening night on Friday, January 31 at 8pm. The production must close on Sunday, February 16. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor is Monmouth University. (more...)

HIT THE WALL Plays Final Performance Off-Broadway TodayHIT THE WALL Plays Final Performance Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

The new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, directed by Eric Hoff, and with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, will end its run today, April 28, 2013 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) where it began performances on February 19, 2013. (more...)

HIT THE WALL Will Conclude Off-Broadway Run 4/28HIT THE WALL Will Conclude Off-Broadway Run 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

The new play, Hit the Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, directed by Eric Hoff, and with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, will end its run on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) where it began performances on February 19, 2013. (more...)

HIT THE WALL Plays Final Performance, 4/28HIT THE WALL Plays Final Performance, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

The new play, Hit the Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, directed by Eric Hoff, and with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, will end its run on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) where it began performances on February 19, 2013. (more...)

HIT THE WALL Begins Talkbacks on March 20HIT THE WALL Begins Talkbacks on March 20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

Join the cast of Off-Broadway's Hit the Wall, a new play written by Ike Holter and directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, for the launch of a new talkback series immediately following the performance of the play on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Tickets are now available for the performance that begins at 7:30pm followed by the talkback at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Barrow Street Theatre's HIT THE WALLBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Barrow Street Theatre's HIT THE WALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, Hit The Wall opens Sunday, March 10, 2013. Tickets for the production are now on sale. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Cast Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Cast Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton. The show began previews at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 and opened last night, March 10. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photo coverage from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside HIT THE WALL's Opening Curtain Call!Photo Coverage: Inside HIT THE WALL's Opening Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton. The show began previews at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 and opened last night, March 10. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Barrow Street Theatre Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Opening of HIT THE WALL TonightBarrow Street Theatre Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Opening of HIT THE WALL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton. The show began previews at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 and opening night set for this evening at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Barrow Street Theatre to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Opening of HIT THE WALL, 3/10Barrow Street Theatre to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Opening of HIT THE WALL, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton. The show began previews at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 and opening night set for this Sunday evening at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrow Street Theatre's HIT THE WALLPhoto Flash: First Look at Barrow Street Theatre's HIT THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, Hit The Wall opens Sunday, March 10, 2013. Tickets for the production are now on sale. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

HIT THE WALL Begins Performances at Barrow Street Theatre TonightHIT THE WALL Begins Performances at Barrow Street Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit the Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, performances for Hit the Wall begin tonight, Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue), with an opening night set for Sunday, March 10, 2013. Tickets for the production are now on sale. (more...)

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