Chay Yew News

Stephen Adly Guirgis to be Honored at 7th Annual 'Mimi' Awards Monday, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Stephen Adly Guirgis will be honored with the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Seventh Annual Steinberg Playwright "Mimi" Awards, to be presented on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Lincoln Center Theater. The Mimi Awards promote theater as a vital part of our culture by nurturing American playwrights and encouraging the development and production of new American plays. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMES
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 05, 2014

The Playwrights Realm's production of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin and directed by Chay Yew opened last night, September 4, 2014 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

The Playwrights Realm's MY MAÑANA COMES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

The Playwrights Realm's World Premiere production of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Chay Yew, opens tonight, September 4, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). The show runs through September 20th, 2014 only. (more...)

2014 BEAT Festival to Kick Off 9/11 in Brooklyn; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

On September 11-20, 2014, the third annual Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) Festival will take place, showcasing Brooklyn's most current crop of local theater, dance, and voice talent, performing in intriguing locations borough-wide. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Present THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, 11/14-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Victory Gardens Theater announces the Midwest Premiere of The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, directed by Dennis Zacek and featuring Linda Reiter. The Testament of Mary runs November 14-December 14, 2014, with the press performance on Friday, November 21, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Off-Broadway's MY MANANA COMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Playwrights Realm's production of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin and directed by Chay Yew opens on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MY MANANA COMES Begins Previews at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Playwrights Realm presents the World Premiere of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin. MY MAŅANA COMES is directed by Chay Yew (Artistic Director for Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago). The production runs tonight, August 26, through September 20, 2014 with a September 4 opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMES
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Alexander Orbovich, Managing Director) presents the world Premiere of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin anddirected by Chay Yew. Performances begin August 26 and continue through September 20, 2014 with a September 4 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Go inside rehearsals in the video below! (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Offer Limited Ticket Initiative During MY MANANA COMES Previews
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Playwrights Realm will to bring back their '1to5 Ticket Drive' initiative during preview performances for the World Premiere of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin. Tickets for the first preview start at $1 and increase by $1 for each preview performance that week (August 26 - $1; August 27 - $2; August 28 - $3; August 29 - $4; August 30 - $5). Tickets for performances on August 31, September 2 and September 3 are $15. Tickets range in price from $25 to $35 for all regular performances (September 4 thru 20). Student rush tickets are available for $10 for all performances from August 31 thru September 20. (more...)

TCG Reveils Round 2 Recipients of Leadership U[niversity] One-on-One Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces the 2014 Round 2 recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]-One-on-One program. Through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grants of $75,000 have been awarded to six exceptionally talented early-career leaders from all areas of theatre for professional development via mentorships at a TCG Member Theatre, with an additional $5,000 honorarium for their mentor. The goal of this program is to strengthen the field by developing the individuals who are the core and the future of theatre. (more...)

Third Annual Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater Festival to Feature over 15 Adventurous Acts, 9/11 - 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

On September 11-20, 2014, the third annual Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) Festival will take place, showcasing Brooklyn's most current crop of local theater, dance, and voice talent, performing in intriguing locations borough-wide. (more...)

McKenzie Chinn, Amanda Drinkall & More to Star in REST at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater announces complete casting for the first play of its 40th Anniversary Season: the Midwest Premiere of Rest by Ensemble Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Joanie Schultz. Rest runs September 12-October 12, 2014, with the press performance on September 19, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Welcome Small Fish Radio Theatre's MERCURY CONSIDERS THE LAST LAYER, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater hosts Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium for a one-night-only performance of the radio adaptation of Mercury Considers the Last Layer, written and directed by Trina Kakacek. Mercury Considers the Last Layer is a melodramatic romp, set in the dualistic world of burlesque, which follows the age-old quest of finding one's heart and one's self. Mercury was developed in the Victory Gardens Access Project Artist Development Workshop, with the lead male role written for actor, writer and Thespinariam Michael Herzovi. This special performance, which includes open captioning and American Sign Language interpretation, is meant for a mature audience. The performance is Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 7:30PM in the Zacek-McVay Theater at the Victory Gardens Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. (more...)

Jason Bowen, Jose Joaquin Perez, Brian Quijada & Reza Salazar to Star in Playwrights Realm's MY MAÑANA COMES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Playwrights Realm has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world Premiere of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Chay Yew (Artistic Director for Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago). The production runs August 26th through September 20th, 2014 with a September 4th opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

16th Street Theater Extends EM Lewis' THE GUN SHOW Through 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

16th Street Theater announced the one week extension of EM Lewis' THE GUN SHOW directed by Kevin Christopher Fox now thru August 9 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. Artistic Associate and actor Juan Francisco Villa turns the spotlight on Lewis' relationship with guns as he shares true stories from the playwright's personal experiences with firearms -- from a farming community in rural Oregon to Los Angeles and New York City. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown's MALA HIERBA Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of MALA HIERBA, written by Tanya Saracho (HBO's 'Looking' and 'Girls') and directed by Jerry Ruiz. MALA HIERBA will feature ROBERTA COLINDREZ, SANDRA MARQUEZ, MARTA MILANS, and ANA NOGUEIRA. Previews begin tonight, July 14th and opening night is Thursday, July 24th. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Full Lineup for 2014 IGNITION FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, 7/24 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater announces the complete lineup for the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Where Did We Sit on the Bus? by Brian Quijada; Lack and Lack by April Fools (Kristiana Colon & Damon Williams); Sender by Ike Holter; Slingshot by Kia Corthron; Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath; For Tomorrow, Please Prepare by Paul Downs Colaizzo; and Cocked by Sarah Gubbins. The festival will take place July 24-27, 2014. (more...)

Marta Milans and More to Star in MALA HIERBA at Second Stage Theatre Uptown; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) continues the 2014 Uptown Series (Chris Burney, Associate Artistic Director and 2ST Uptown Curator) with the New York premiere of MALA HIERBA, written by Tanya Saracho (HBO's 'Looking' and 'Girls') and directed by Jerry Ruiz. MALA HIERBA will feature ROBERTA COLINDREZ, SANDRA MARQUEZ, MARTA MILANS, and ANA NOGUEIRA. Previews begin Monday, July 14th and opening night is Monday, July 28th. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage Midwest Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's REST, 9/12-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater announces the first play of its 40th Anniversary Season: the Midwest Premiere of Rest by Ensemble Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Joanie Schultz. Rest runs September 12-October 12, 2014, with the press performance on September 19, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 2014 League of Chicago Theatres' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Chicago, IL-The League of Chicago Theatres celebrated the Chicago theater industry and community during its elegant annual Gala on Monday, June 9, 2014. This one-night-only event brought together friends of Chicago theatre and raised $120,000 for programs to support Chicago's 240 member theatre companies. This year's event was held at the Swissotel Chicago, 323 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago. Check out some photos of the event below! (more...)

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