Ed Sylvanus Iskandar News

David Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of The Bible. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2015 playbill today. The 2015 season is sponsored by U.S. Bank. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Chad Kimball, Max von Essen & More Featured in Roundabout Underground Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Performances begin tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company's third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The actors involved in the series include: Pico Alexander, Fred Applegate, De'Adre Aziza, David Aaron Baker, Cassie Beck, Michael Chernus, Diane Davis, Dashiell Eaves, Ryan Eggold, Lisa Emery, Sue Jean Kim, Chad Kimball, Jessica Love, Lizbeth Mackay, Annie McNamara, Alex Mickiewicz, Aaron Clifton Moten, Olivia Oguma, Tonya Pinkins, Paul Pontrelli, Conrad Ricamora, Reg Rogers, Debra Jo Rupp, Campbell Scott and Max von Essen. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Wild Root Company Previews ROOM AT THE END OF THE HALL Workshop
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2014

The highly-anticipated March 2014 Manhattan workshop performances of Rocco Natale's 'powerful' new drama ROOM AT THE END OF THE HALL gets just a bit more exciting with the release of this haunting new teaser from the workshop's presenter. Tickets for the workshop presentations are now available at www.WildRoot.org. Check out a trailer for the project below! (more...)

David Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More to Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of The Bible. (more...)

Roundabout Underground Playreading Series
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 05, 2014

We are pleased to announce our third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The Roundabout Underground Reading Series is a five night event taking place February 24 - February 28 that will include a nightly reading of a new play written and directed by an emerging artist. (more...)

Works by Sarah Burgess, Max Posner & More Set for Roundabout's Annual Underground Reading Series, 2/24-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The series will celebrate seven critically-acclaimed seasons of Roundabout Underground productions. Roundabout Underground Reading Series is a five night event that will include a nightly reading of a new play written and directed by an emerging artist. (more...)

Photo Flash: Wild Root's GLORIA Staged Reading with Dick Latessa, Zach Grenier & Genevieve Angelson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The Wild Root Company, a new production endeavor committed to developing and presenting new works of theatre and film from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, presented a successful one-night-only benefit reading of Gloria, a brand new screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Beautiful and Damned at The Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons on Monday January 6, 2014. Check out a look back below! (more...)

92Y to Present Staged Reading of REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

In celebration of Pinter's long friendship with 92Y's Poetry Center and the centenary of Swann's Way, 92Y presents a staged reading of the play (Remembrance of Things Past), affording us "the pleasure of providing yet another angle of perception upon a work so elaborate and many-faceted it never fails to give back new light," wrote John Updike. (more...)

Dick Latessa to Join Zach Grenier and Genevieve Angelson in GLORIA Benefit Reading at Playwrights Horizons, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

The Wild Root Company, a new production endeavor committed to developing new works from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, announced today full casting and creative team for its one-night-only benefit reading of Gloria, a brand new screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Beautiful and Damned. All profits raised from the evening, which will take place at The Mainstage at Playwrights Horizons on Monday January 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm, will go to the Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBTQ Youth. Broadway legend, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Dick Latessa (Broadway's The Lyons, Promises, Promises, Brighton Beach Memoirs) will star in the reading directed by two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (Restoration Comedy, These Seven Sicknesses). (more...)

National Theatre Conference To Honor Nottage, Drury, and Oregon Shakespeare Fest at The Players Club, 12/6
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 02, 2013

The National Theatre Conference (NTC), an organization founded in 1925 that meets annually in New York to discuss relevant issues in today's theatre community and to celebrate outstanding achievement in the American theatre, has named the recipients of its 2013 awards. Playwright Lynn Nottage has been named Person of the Year; the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, under the artistic direction of Bill Rauch, is the recipient of the Theatre of the Year Award; and playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury has been selected as the winner of the Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award. All three will be honored and presented with their awards and hold discussions with the membership at The Players club during NTC's annual meeting in New York, December 6-8, 2013. (more...)

SPECIAL COVERAGE: All the 2013 Drama Desk Award Winners - MATILDA, VANYA AND SONIA, PIPPIN, VIRGINIA WOOLF and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk take place tonight, May 19th at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating the list of winners live, so be sure to check back to stay in the know! (more...)

2013 Drama Desk Awards Are Tonight; Check Out the Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk awards will take place tonight, May 19th at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Scroll below for the full list of nominees, and be sure to check back later for BWW's live coverage! (more...)

Review - How I Voted: Drama Desk Awards
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2013

Earlier this week I posted how I voted for this season's Outer Critics Circle Awards, so now here are the picks from my ballot for the Drama Desk Awards, which will be presented Sunday night. (more...)

Review - Colin Quinn's Unconstitutional & The Trip To Bountiful
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2013

The Constitution is the only document you get more knowledge of it, the drunker you get.  Why?  It was written during a four month drunken binge. The bills from those days show thousands of dollars in wine, port, beer.  They were all drinking. (more...)

PlayCo Presents Conversation With THE GOLDEN DRAGON's Roland Schimmelpfennig Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2013

The Play Company's Idea Lab, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut New York and the German Consulate New York, is proud to present a public event featuring internationally acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, in conjunction with our New York premiere production of his play THE GOLDEN DRAGON. Mr. Schimmelpfennig will discuss his award-winning play THE GOLDEN DRAGON, his larger body of work, and trends in German theatre today, May 12 @ 4:15pm -- immediately following the 3pm matinee performance of THE GOLDEN GRAGON at The New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. This open conversation will be moderated by Dr. Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center. (more...)

PlayCo Presents a Conversation With THE GOLDEN DRAGON's Roland Schimmelpfennig, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

The Play Company's Idea Lab, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut New York and the German Consulate New York, is proud to present a public event featuring internationally acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, in conjunction with our New York premiere production of his play THE GOLDEN DRAGON. Mr. Schimmelpfennig will discuss his award-winning play THE GOLDEN DRAGON, his larger body of work, and trends in German theatre on Sunday, May 12 @4:15pm -- immediately following the 3pm matinee performance of THE GOLDEN GRAGON at The New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. This open conversation will be moderated by Dr. Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center. (more...)

Ed Sylvanus Iskandar and More Set for DAVENPORT 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST's Industry Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2013

Broadway and Off-Broadway producer Ken Davenport (Macbeth, Kinky Boots, Godspell, Altar Boyz, The Awesome 80's Prom) will present The Davenport Ten Minute Play Contest which will feature ten 10 minute plays or musicals on June 20th at 7pm at the Davenport Studios. The contest winner and recipient of a $500 grand prize will be decided by an industry panel of judges that will include Ken Davenport, two-time Drama Desk nominated director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, Broadway producer Jhett Tolentino, and Spring Awakening actress Remy Zaken. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2013 Drama Desk Reception Arrivals - The Men!
by Walter McBride - May 09, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). The Awards show is written by Bill Rosenfield and directed by Jack Cummings III (co-founder and artistic director of Transport Group). (more...)

The Play Company Begins NY Premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2013

The New York premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON, presented by the OBIE Award-winning The Play Company (WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, INVASION!), is written by acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig and translated by David Tushingham. THE GOLDEN DRAGON is directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, RESTORATION COMEDY), renowned for whimsical invite-only theater company, Exit, Pursued by a Bear. THE GOLDEN DRAGON will be performed at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street in the West Village) from tonight, May 8th through Sunday, June 9th, 2013. The press opening is Wednesday, May 15th. (more...)

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