Crystal Field News

Date Of Birth:
December 10, 1942 (71)
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New York, NY, USA
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DifFRactions Theatre and TNC to Present IN THE RING as Part of 2014 Dream Up Festival; Runs 8/26-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

DifFRactions Theatre and Theater for The New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) present, as part of the Dream Up Festival, the American Premiere of IN THE RING, written by Leonore Confino (a 2014 Moliere Award Best Playwright nominee for the play). Directed by Alexandre Oppecini, this production will mark the World Premiere of the English translation by Perrine Moran. (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

Shakespeare's Sister Company Presents MUSE as Part of the 2014 Dream Up Festival, 8/30-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

Theater For The New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) presents the Shakespeare's Sister Company's co-production of Kris Lundberg's play MUSE (part of the 2014 Dream Up Festival). (more...)

Theater for the New City's 5th DREAM UP FESTIVAL to Run 8/17-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

From August 17 to September 7, 2014 Theater for the New City (TNC), under the direction of Crystal Field, Artistic Director, will present its fifth 'Dream Up Festival,' a festival of adventurous theater featuring new works from across the country and abroad. Helmed by the theater's Literary Manager, Michael Scott-Price, the festival offers 24 plays, of which 19 are world premieres, two are American premieres and two are New York premieres. There is one workshop production. (more...)

EMERGENCY!!! OR THE WORLD TAKES A SELFIE to Open TNC Street Theater's 2014 Tour, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 38th annual tour August 2 with 'EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie,' a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 14. The piece has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by Joseph Vernon Banks. (more...)

44 YEARS Benefit for Theater for the New City to Feature BRILLIANT TRACES, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

To celebrate Theater for the New City's 44 years of innovative theater on the Lower East Side, Michael Luggio and New York Theatre Academy will present '44 Years Benefit,' an evening of food, drink and performances to benefit Crystal Field's formative, historic theater organization on June 16, 2014 at 6:00 at TNC, 155 First Ave. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega to Perform at 19th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

THE LOWER EAST SIDE (LES) FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - one of the most exciting, eclectic and FREE annual festivals in all of New York City - will present a once in a lifetime performance from Broadway legend DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA at 6:30 pm on Friday, May 23rd. The indispensable Theater for the New City (155 Fist Ave. at 10th St.) is sponsoring the event, which runs all weekend long from May 23rd until May 25th. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Playwright Claude Solnik
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 18, 2014

Lady from Limerick is an up and coming play by playwright Claude Solnik. The story, based on actual events, is about an Irish woman who tells her husband that she's going to a conference but instead travels to New York. It is a play about beauty, passion, betrayal and the desire to be young forever. (more...)

The 5th Annual East Village Theater Festival Presents 12 New Works, 4/14-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

OBIE Award winner and 'indispensable East Village institution'? (nytheatre.com) Metropolitan Playhouse, presents the fifth annual East Village Theater Festival, a three-week celebration of the ever-vital life and lore of the East Village. The festival features four different evenings of new plays and solo-performances, as well as the work of local artists, and a panel discussion on the neighborhood's changing identity. (more...)

Peter Brook to Stage Theater for the New City's SOTTO VOCE in French
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Miami Herald reported last week that 'Sotto Voce' by Nilo Cruz, which Theater for the New City commissioned and produced for its world premiere February 15 to March 9, will be staged by legendary director Peter Brook in a French version in the future, with other versions to follow. Mr. Brook, Director of Theatre du Nord in Paris, was quoted as calling the play 'beautiful.' (more...)

World Premiere of Eduardo Machado's WORSHIP Opens This Weekend at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Theater for the New City, the Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, presents the return of acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado with the world premiere of his new play Worship, directed by Michael Domitrovich. Opening Night is set for Saturday, March 22nd at 8PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets). This limited engagement continues through April 13th. (more...)

CHARLOTTE'S SONG Set for TNC, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

'Charlotte's Song' by Nancy Ferragallo is a performance-based experimental work that explores a daughter's reality of growing up with her schizophrenic mother and how that impacted her life and healing process. It is a poetic collective of monologues, dialogue scenes and movement theater in the style of the Tanz Theater of Pina Bausch. The work is co-directed by Andreas Robertz and Mario Golden and co-choreographed by Nancy Ferragallo and Celeste Hastings. (more...)

TNC to Present World Premiere of Eduardo Machado's WORSHIP, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Theater for the New City, the community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, is pleased to announce the return of acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado with the world premiere of his new play Worship, directed by Michael Domitrovich. Worship will begin previews Today, March 15th at 8 PM, with Opening Night set for Today, March 22nd at 8PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets). This limited engagement continues through April 13th. (more...)

Luba Mason & Karen Kohler to Lead Robert Sickinger's NICHOLAS NICKLEBY at TNC, 4/17-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical based on the classic Charles Dickens novel with book by Robert Sickinger, music and lyrics by Alaric Jans. Performances will be staged Off-Broadway at the Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from April 17-May 5, 2014. (more...)

155 THRU THE ROOF to Play TNC, 4/3-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

'155 Thru the Roof,' a fanciful comedy with music, will be presented by Theater for the New City, April 3 to 20. Written by award-winning playwright Toby Armour, directed by George Ferencz with music by Peter Dizozza, the play follows the epic adventures of Lily Field, director of Theater for the New Syzygy, as she moves through the Fourth Dimension beyond Earth and the Lower East Side. (more...)

Tickets to THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 2 On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Tickets for THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 2, produced by the celebrated performance collective the New York Neo-Futurists in association with Theater for the New City (Crystal Field Executive Director) go on sale on Saturday, March 1. Adapted and directed by Christopher Loar, THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 2, begins performances on Thursday, April 17 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 11. Press Opening is Monday, April 28 at 8 PM. Performances take place at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue, between East 9th and East 10th Streets, in the East Village). The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM, with added performances on Monday, April 28 and Monday, May 5 at 8 PM. The regular ticket price is $25 ($20 for preview performances). For tickets, which go on sale March 1st, call OvationTix on 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.nynf.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
by Walter McBride - Feb 25, 2014

Just last night, Theater for the New City paid tribute to the playwright and theater critic Mario Fratti (whose adaptation of the Federico Fellini film 8 became the Broadway musical NINE) at the 11th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE benefit at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in New York City. An annual evening to benefit TNC's Emerging Playwrights Program, this year's LOVE 'N COURAGE event featured appearances by Liliane Montevecchi, Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, two-time Tony winner Tammy Grimes accompanied by Alex Rybeck, singer Anna Bergman accompanied by William Hicks, Austin Pendleton, Katharine Cullison, cabaret star KT Sullivan, Inma Heredia, Human Kinetics Movement Arts, Rachel Klein Dance Company, Jocab Merrick Storms, the Yip Harburg Foundation Rainbow Troupe, and Michael-David Gordon and TNC's Street Theater Company. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
by Walter McBride - Feb 25, 2014

Just last night, Theater for the New City paid tribute to the playwright and theater critic Mario Fratti (whose adaptation of the Federico Fellini film 8 became the Broadway musical NINE) at the 11th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE benefit at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in New York City. An annual evening to benefit TNC's Emerging Playwrights Program, this year's LOVE 'N COURAGE event featured appearances by Liliane Montevecchi, Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, two-time Tony winner Tammy Grimes accompanied by Alex Rybeck, singer Anna Bergman accompanied by William Hicks, Austin Pendleton, Katharine Cullison, cabaret star KT Sullivan, Inma Heredia, Human Kinetics Movement Arts, Rachel Klein Dance Company, Jocab Merrick Storms, the Yip Harburg Foundation Rainbow Troupe, and Michael-David Gordon and TNC's Street Theater Company. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

TNC to Present World Premiere of Eduardo Machado's WORSHIP, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Theater for the New City, the community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, is pleased to announce the return of acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado with the world premiere of his new play Worship, directed by Michael Domitrovich. Worship will begin previews Saturday, March 15th at 8 PM, with Opening Night set for Saturday, March 22nd at 8PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets). This limited engagement continues through April 13th. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi to Headline LOVE 'N COURAGE Honoring Mario Fratti, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Liliane Montevecchi - the celebrated actress best-known for her Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning performance in the musical NINE - will lead the line-up for theatre artists paying tribute to the playwright and theater critic Mario Fratti (whose adaptation of the Federico Fellini film 8 became the Broadway musical NINE), when Theater for the New City presents its 11th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE benefit on Monday, February 24 at 6 pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in New York City. (more...)

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