Chris Giarmo News

Brave New World Repertory Theatre to Present PINK MELON JOY, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre presents Gertrude Stein's Pink Melon Joy, marking the first time this work, written 100 years ago, will be produced professionally in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mikhail Baryshnikov Ignites MAN IN A CASE at The Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - May 01, 2014

Adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories, Man in a Case and About Love, MAN IN A CASE is a pair of haunting love stories - one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are tales of fear trumping the pursuit of life's most promising possibilities, with Baryshnikov playing the two very different leading men. (more...)

BWW Review: Baryshnikov Has All the Right Moves
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 27, 2014

Fusing theater, dance, music, and video, ArtsEmerson's MAN IN A CASE is an unusual entertainment, something that has to be seen to be appreciated. At the least, it is an example of thinking outside of the box and an opportunity to see one of the world's greatest dancers onstage; at best, it is an opportunity to see that one of the world's greatest dancers has many more tricks up his tights and that his fluid movements have not abandoned him. You can take the dancer out of the ballet, but you cannot take the ballet out of the dancer. Even in a straight play, the man still has all the right moves. (more...)

Incubator Arts Project Kicks Off 5th Annual OTHER FORCES Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The Incubator Arts Project presents its fifth annual Other Forces, a festival of work from some of independent theater's most innovative artists. Other Forces will run today, January 9 - 26, 2014. (more...)

Tina Satter's HOUSE OF DANCE Returns to Abrons Arts Center, Now thru 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

As part of the ninth edition of the COIL festival, Performance Space 122, New York City Players (NYCP) and American Realness present an encore engagement of Tina Satter's House of Dance as part of NYCP's American Playwrights Division in association with Half Straddle and Abrons Arts Center. Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run this fall, which Ben Brantley in The New York Times called, 'enchanting,' and, 'so very refreshing,' House of Dance returns to Abrons Arts Center for four performances only. (more...)

Tina Satter's HOUSE OF DANCE Returns to Abrons Arts Center, 1/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

As part of the ninth edition of the COIL festival, Performance Space 122, New York City Players (NYCP) and American Realness present an encore engagement of Tina Satter's House of Dance as part of NYCP's American Playwrights Division in association with Half Straddle and Abrons Arts Center. Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run this fall, which Ben Brantley in The New York Times called, 'enchanting,' and, 'so very refreshing,' House of Dance returns to Abrons Arts Center for four performances only. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mikhail Baryshnikov and More in Shakespeare Theatre Company's MAN IN CASE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to welcome Man in a Case to Washington, D.C. Interweaving video, music and dance, this production is adapted from two short stories of Anton Chekhov's and features celebrated performer Mikhail Baryshnikov and veteran members of Big Dance TheaterJess Barbagallo, Tymberly Canale, Chris Giarmo and Aaron Mattocks. Adapted and directed by the Obie Award-winning team Annie-B Parson andPaul Lazar/Big Dance Theater, Man in a Case runs from December 5-22, 2013 in the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW). Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAN IN A CASE at Shakespeare Theatre Company - Chekhov Stories with Baryshnikov
by Charles Shubow - Dec 11, 2013

It's fascinating, it's sometimes funny, it's eclectic, it's experimental theater, and it stars Mikhail Baryshnikov. (more...)

Incubator Arts Project to Kick Off 5th Annual OTHER FORCES Festival, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The Incubator Arts Project presents its fifth annual Other Forces, a festival of work from some of independent theater's most innovative artists. Other Forces will run January 9 - 26, 2014. (more...)

Billie Jean King Play SHE IS KING Featured in Incubator Arts Project; Runs 1/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

The legendary tennis star and equal rights pioneer Billie Jean King takes center stage as the subject of the new play SHE IS KING - conceived and created by Laryssa Husiak, directed by Katherine Brook - being given its NY premiere with performances January 10-26 at the Incubator Arts Project (inside St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10 St. in Manhattan) as part of OTHER FORCES 2014, Incubator Arts' annual festival of work from some of independent theater's most innovative artists. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Stage MAN IN A CASE, 12/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to welcome Man in a Case to Washington, D.C. Interweaving video, music and dance, this production is adapted from two short stories of Anton Chekhov's and features celebrated performer Mikhail Baryshnikov and veteran members of Big Dance Theater Jess Barbagallo, Tymberly Canale, Chris Giarmo and Aaron Mattocks. Adapted and directed by the Obie Award-winning team Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar/Big Dance Theater, Man in a Case runs from December 5-22, 2013 in the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW). (more...)

New York City Players to Premiere Tina Satter's HOUSE OF DANCE at Abrons, 10/23-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

New York City Players' world premiere production of Tina Satter's House of Dance, presented in association with Half Straddle and Abrons Arts Center, will run October 23 - November 9 at the Abrons. House of Dance is the third production in New York City Players' American Playwrights Division, a program curated byRichard Maxwell and devoted to producing full productions by emerging writers who direct their own work. The cast of the world premiere will include Jess Barbagallo, Jim Fletcher, Elizabeth DeMent and Paul Pontrelli. (more...)

Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar Join Mikhail Baryshnikov for Hartford Stage's MAN IN A CASE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, today announced the cast of the world premiere stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Man in a Case, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov, on stage from February 21 through March 24. Press night is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 27. Opening night is at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1. (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Set for Hartford Stage's MAN IN A CASE World Premiere; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, presents the world premiere stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Man in a Case, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov, on stage February 21 through March 24. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chatting with Chekhov Sheds Some Light in MAN IN CASE at Hartford Stage
by Lauren Yarger - Mar 01, 2013

Dramatic music plays, people talk in short sentences expressing their deepest feelings, video mimics what is happening on stage - or the stage action depicts what already has happened - in an atmosphere that feels depressing and foreign. We have stepped into the world premiere of Man in a Case starring former ballet-sensation-turned-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar Join Mikhail Baryshnikov for Hartford Stage's MAN IN A CASE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, today announced the cast of the world premiere stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Man in a Case, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov, on stage from February 21 through March 24. Press night is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 27. Opening night is at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1. (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Set for Hartford Stage's MAN IN A CASE World Premiere; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, today announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Man in a Case, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov, on stage February 21 through March 24. (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Set for Hartford Stage's MAN IN A CASE World Premiere; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2013

Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, presents the world premiere stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Man in a Case, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov, on stage February 21 through March 24. (more...)

SEAGULL (THINKING OF YOU) Plays PS122's COIL Festival, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2013

As part of the eighth edition of the COIL festival, Performance Space 122 (PS122) and the New Ohio Theatre present the world premiere of Seagull (Thinking of you) from Tina Satter and her company Half Straddle. This heartfelt, both comedic and dark work uses Chekhov's The Seagull as a jumping off point to reconsider the success and failure of performance and love. (more...)

PS122 and the New Ohio Theatre Extend SEAGULL (THINKING OF YOU) Through 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2013

Due to popular demand, Performance Space 122 (PS122) and the New Ohio Theatre extend the world premiere of Seagull (Thinking of you) until January 26. From Tina Satter and her company Half Straddle, Seagull (Thinking of you) is a heartfelt work, both comedic and dark, that uses Chekhov's The Seagull as a jumping off point to reconsider the success and failure of performance and love. (more...)

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