David Lapkin News

Isaiah Johnson Will Perform in Shakespeare Exchange's OTHELLO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

Isaiah Johnson (Broadway: Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino; Peter and the Starcatcher; Off-Bway: Far from Heaven with Kelli O'Hara) steps into the title role of OTHELLO, produced by the New York Shakespeare Exchange and directed by Cristina Lundy. OTHELLO began performances on today, October 15 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 2. Performances are at Hudson Guild Theater (441 West 26th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues; C to 23rd Street). The performance schedule istoday at 7 PM; Wednesday - Saturday at 8 PM. There is an added performance today, October 27 at 2 PM. The regular ticket price is $18 ($10 for students, 30 minutes prior to performance). For tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets on 1-800-838-3006 or visitwww.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.ShakespeareExchange.org. (more...)

Isaiah Johnson Will Perform in Shakespeare Exchange's OTHELLO, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Isaiah Johnson (Broadway: Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino; Peter and the Starcatcher; Off-Bway: Far from Heaven with Kelli O'Hara) steps into the title role of OTHELLO, produced by the New York Shakespeare Exchange and directed by Cristina Lundy. OTHELLO began performances on today, October 15 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 2. Performances are at Hudson Guild Theater (441 West 26th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues; C to 23rd Street). The performance schedule istoday at 7 PM; Wednesday - Saturday at 8 PM. There is an added performance on Sunday, October 27 at 2 PM. The regular ticket price is $18 ($10 for students, 30 minutes prior to performance). For tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets on 1-800-838-3006 or visitwww.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.ShakespeareExchange.org. (more...)

CONEY Cancels Tonight's Performance at New Ohio, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2012

Because of the ongoing power outages in Lower Manhattan, tonight's performance (Thursday, November 1 at 8 PM) of David Johnston's CONEY at the New Ohio has been canceled. (more...)

CONEY at the New Ohio Cancels Show Tonight, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2012

Because of the MTA shutdown, tonight's performance (Sunday, October 28 at 7 PM) of David Johnston's CONEY at the New Ohio has been canceled. Performances for Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30 are still scheduled to go on as planned. (more...)

CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE Makes Its NY Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2009

Blue Coyote Theater Group is proud to present the NY premiere of David Johnston's CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE PLUS THREE MORE PLAYS, directed by Kyle Ancowitz, Gary Shrader and Stephen Speights. CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE PLUS THREE MORE PLAYS begins previews on Wednesday, February 11 for a limited engagement through Saturday, March 7. Opening Night is Saturday, February 14 at 8 PM. The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM. Performances are at the Access Theater (380 Broadway, just north of White Street). Tickets are $18 ($10 during previews) and are available by calling SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com. Playwright David Johnston returns to Blue Coyote with the New York premieres of four short plays: CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE, PLAY RUSSIA, FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE LIVED IN FRANCE and MOTHRA IS WAITING. Each play examines the romanticism, idealism and absurdism of journeys to other countries (and sometimes other planets) through the prism of David Johnston's 'fertile imagination' and his 'trademark off-kilter sensibility' (New York Times). In PLAY RUSSIA-a must-see for theater nerds-Mr. Johnston upends the most revered Russian playwright, Chekhov, with hilarious results. MOTHRA IS WAITING finds two middle-aged chanteuses waiting for the cult-horror-classic bug Mothra to rescue them from their meaningless lives in Bridgeport to become Goddesses on Infant Island. The Francophile desires of Henry Kissinger, Mary Queen of Scots and modern-day American Lunelle Snead converge in FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE LIVED IN FRANCE. In CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE, we return to Russia where post-Cold War espionage and intrigue collides with Russia's literary masters. (more...)

CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE Makes Its NY Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2009

Blue Coyote Theater Group is proud to present the NY premiere of David Johnston's CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE PLUS THREE MORE PLAYS, directed by Kyle Ancowitz, Gary Shrader and Stephen Speights. CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE PLUS THREE MORE PLAYS begins previews on Wednesday, February 11 for a limited engagement through Saturday, March 7. Opening Night is Saturday, February 14 at 8 PM. The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM. Performances are at the Access Theater (380 Broadway, just north of White Street). Tickets are $18 ($10 during previews) and are available by calling SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com. Playwright David Johnston returns to Blue Coyote with the New York premieres of four short plays: CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE, PLAY RUSSIA, FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE LIVED IN FRANCE and MOTHRA IS WAITING. Each play examines the romanticism, idealism and absurdism of journeys to other countries (and sometimes other planets) through the prism of David Johnston's 'fertile imagination' and his 'trademark off-kilter sensibility' (New York Times). In PLAY RUSSIA-a must-see for theater nerds-Mr. Johnston upends the most revered Russian playwright, Chekhov, with hilarious results. MOTHRA IS WAITING finds two middle-aged chanteuses waiting for the cult-horror-classic bug Mothra to rescue them from their meaningless lives in Bridgeport to become Goddesses on Infant Island. The Francophile desires of Henry Kissinger, Mary Queen of Scots and modern-day American Lunelle Snead converge in FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE LIVED IN FRANCE. In CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE, we return to Russia where post-Cold War espionage and intrigue collides with Russia's literary masters. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Loose Ends Reading
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 23, 2007

Christian Campbell headlined a staged invitation-only reading of Michael Weller's play Loose Ends on March 22nd. (more...)

Johnston's Play Busted Jesus Comix Opens July 16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2005

David Johnston's new play Busted Jesus Comix will open at the Access Theatre on July 16th for a limited run through August 7th (more...)

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