Edgar Oliver News

The Poetry Project Announces 43rd Annual New Year's Day Marathon ReadingThe Poetry Project Announces 43rd Annual New Year's Day Marathon Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Poetry Project announces the lineup for the 43rd Annual New Year's Day Marathon Benefit Reading, on Sunday, January 1, 2017, from 3pm to 2am, at St. Mark's Church. In celebration of the Poetry Project's 50th anniversary, the 2017 marathon will ring in the New Year with a stellar roster of 150 poets, musicians, dancers, and other artists from throughout the Project's storied history, as well as many first-timers. The marathon is the Poetry Project's largest fund-raiser and community-building (and sustaining) event of the year. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door ($20 students/seniors). (more...)

Axis' Holiday Show for Families SEVEN IN ONE BLOW Returns 12/12/18Axis' Holiday Show for Families SEVEN IN ONE BLOW Returns 12/12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This December, the acclaimed Off-Broadway Axis Theatre Company will present the 15th annual production of its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this festive, interactive winter play is written and directed by Axis Artistic Director Randy Sharp (Edgar Oliver's Attorney Street, In the Park and East 10th Street). Though the poignant tale was created for kids, the Axis production-which teases out some of the many plausible subtexts-resonates equally well for adults. (more...)

Axis Theatre Company to Present 15th Annual Production of 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW'Axis Theatre Company to Present 15th Annual Production of 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

This December, the acclaimed Off-Broadway Axis Theatre Company will present the 15th annual production of its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid. (more...)

Edgar Oliver's ATTORNEY STREET Makes World Premiere TonightEdgar Oliver's ATTORNEY STREET Makes World Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Edgar Oliver, the singular storyteller and beloved downtown NYC theater artist, returns to Axis Theatre to perform the world premiere of Attorney Street, the final installment in a trilogy of solo shows, directed by Randy Sharp, charting Oliver's life in New York City. (more...)

Edgar Oliver's ATTORNEY STREET to Make World Premiere This FallEdgar Oliver's ATTORNEY STREET to Make World Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Edgar Oliver, the singular storyteller and beloved downtown NYC theater artist, returns to Axis Theatre to perform the world premiere of Attorney Street, the final installment in a trilogy of solo shows, directed by Randy Sharp, charting Oliver's life in New York City. (more...)

TWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors FundTWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Some of the most important playwrights and performers in avant-garde theater present staged readings of new works in progress at the intimate, ultimate downtown theatrical event: Writers Block 2016 presented by Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project to showcase the vision of contemporary writers, performers and artists, many of whom got their start in the nightclubs, seminal performance spaces, and theaters in the EV/LES. (more...)

New Works by Neil LaBute, Israel Horovitz and More Slated for La MaMa's 55th SeasonNew Works by Neil LaBute, Israel Horovitz and More Slated for La MaMa's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Over 70 productions of local and international artists representing six continents - North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia -- will visit the stages of La MaMa during the 2016-17 season, the company's 55th year of presenting world-class experimental music, theater and dance, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's Artistic Director. (more...)

Axis Company to Present EVENING - 1910, 4/28-5/28Axis Company to Present EVENING - 1910, 4/28-5/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Playwright, songwriter and director Randy Sharp (Last Man Club, Edgar Oliver'sEast 10th Street and In the Park)and songwriter, guitarist and longtime Blondie member Paul Carbonara (Blondie) have teamed up again to create Evening - 1910, a new musical about an immigrant to 1910 New York and a Bowery theater facing eviction as the dawn of cinema becomes day. Axis Company, of which Sharp is the founding Artistic Director, will present the world premiere of the work April 28 - May 28. (more...)

The Kitchen to Present Andrew Ondrejcak's ELIJAH GREENThe Kitchen to Present Andrew Ondrejcak's ELIJAH GREEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Kitchen is pleased to present the world premiere of ELIJAH GREEN by Andrew Ondrejcak, a multi-disciplinary artist with a dual career as a writer, director, and designer of theater-based performance works in addition to being a sought-after art director in the fashion industry. His work in both fields is meticulous, wildly imaginative, and laced with deep curiosity. Most recently, Ondrejcak premiered You Us We All, a collaboration with My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, at the 2015 BAM Next Wave Festival. Critic Helen Shaw highlighted the work as one of the ten best shows of 2015. (more...)

THE VAST MACHINE to Premiere at Axis Theatre, 10/8-11/7THE VAST MACHINE to Premiere at Axis Theatre, 10/8-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a slave ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1- November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Annual Holiday Family Show Returns to Axis Theatre Dec 4-22Annual Holiday Family Show Returns to Axis Theatre Dec 4-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

This December, the acclaimed Off-Broadway Axis Theatre Company will present its 14th annual beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this festive, interactive winter play is written and directed by Axis Artistic Director Randy Sharp. (more...)

THE VAST MACHINE Premieres Tonight at Axis TheatreTHE VAST MACHINE Premieres Tonight at Axis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a slave ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place now through November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Axis Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE TonightAxis Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a slave ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place tonight, October 1, through October 24 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Axis Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINEAxis Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a slave ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1- November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

THE VAST MACHINE to Premiere at Axis Theatre, 10/8-11/7THE VAST MACHINE to Premiere at Axis Theatre, 10/8-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a slave ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1- November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Michael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at RattlestickMichael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Hamlet In Bed, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will begin previews Friday, August 28, at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place.  Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole.  The official opening night is set for Thursday, September 10; the production will run through Sunday, October 25. (more...)

Rattlestick's 2015-16 Season to Include New York, World PremieresRattlestick's 2015-16 Season to Include New York, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long announce the company's 2015-16 season, its 21st, which includes New York and world premieres by Michael Laurence, William Francis Hoffman, and Martyna Majok. All productions play at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. (more...)

Axis Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE This FallAxis Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a slave ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1-24 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight & More to Honor The Scissor Sisters at Joe's Pub with THE MEETING, 5/17Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight & More to Honor The Scissor Sisters at Joe's Pub with THE MEETING, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, May 17 at 9:30 PM to conclude the Spring 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The Fall 2014 shows sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' piece ran last September. The May show will be a celebration of The Scissor Sisters with special guests Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight, Michael Cavadias, Bridget Barkan, Jamie Wright, Angela DiCarlo, Philip Taratula and Brendan Michael. David Nagler serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin Joins Alan Cumming, PS122 to Honor Claire Danes, Jimmy Van Bramer TonightMandy Patinkin Joins Alan Cumming, PS122 to Honor Claire Danes, Jimmy Van Bramer Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

PS122's 2015 Spring Gala celebrates homecomings by honoring actor and dancer Claire Danes, whose history with PS122 includes her 1985 performance debut at the age of six along with critically acclaimed dance pieces in 2005 and 2007. In addition, New York City Council Member Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer will receive the Shining Star Award for his unwavering dedication to New York City arts and culture. (more...)

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