Edgar Oliver News

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...)

Mandy Patinkin to Join Alan Cumming, PS122 to Honor Claire Danes, Jimmy Van BramerMandy Patinkin to Join Alan Cumming, PS122 to Honor Claire Danes, Jimmy Van Bramer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 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...)

Axis Company Presents 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW' Begins TonightAxis Company Presents 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW' Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Following Solitary Light, which premiered as part of the second annual Theater:Village festival, Axis Theatre Company will present 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 interactive winter play is conceived by Axis and directed by Randy Sharp, who also wrote the adaptation and composed the music. 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. All proceeds for the performance on Saturday, December 13 at 3:00 P.M. will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (more...)

Axis Company to Present 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW,' Begin. 12/5Axis Company to Present 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW,' Begin. 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Following Solitary Light, which premiered as part of the second annual Theater:Village festival, Axis Theatre Company will present 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 interactive winter play is conceived by Axis and directed by Randy Sharp, who also wrote the adaptation and composed the music. 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. All proceeds for the performance on Saturday, December 13 at 3:00 P.M. will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (more...)

Axis Theatre Company Premieres SOLITARY LIGHT Tonight as Part of THEATER:VILLAGE FestivalAxis Theatre Company Premieres SOLITARY LIGHT Tonight as Part of THEATER:VILLAGE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Axis Theatre Company begins their 2014-15 season with the world premiere of Randy Sharp's new musical Solitary Light, tonight, September 10 - October 4. Written and directed by Sharp (East 10th Street, Last Man Club, In The Park), the production features music co-written by Paul Carbonara (Blondie, Mary McBride) and focuses on the turmoil surrounding the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. (more...)

TO THE BONE, JUAREZ and More Set for 2014 THEATER:VILLAGE Festival, Running Now thru 10/5TO THE BONE, JUAREZ and More Set for 2014 THEATER:VILLAGE Festival, Running Now thru 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The OBIE Award-winning Theater:Village festival, which is presented by Axis Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, New Ohio Theatre, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, returns for its second year, today, September 4 - October 5. (more...)

Axis Theatre Company to Premiere SOLITARY LIGHT This Fall as Part of THEATER:VILLAGE FestivalAxis Theatre Company to Premiere SOLITARY LIGHT This Fall as Part of THEATER:VILLAGE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Axis Theatre Company begins their 2014-15 season with the world premiere of Randy Sharp's new musical Solitary Light, September 10 - October 4. Written and directed by Sharp (East 10th Street, Last Man Club, In The Park), the production features music co-written by Paul Carbonara (Blondie, Mary McBride) and focuses on the turmoil surrounding the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. (more...)

TO THE BONE, JUAREZ and More Set for 2014 THEATER:VILLAGE Festival, Running 9/4-10/5TO THE BONE, JUAREZ and More Set for 2014 THEATER:VILLAGE Festival, Running 9/4-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The OBIE Award-winning Theater:Village festival, which is presented by Axis Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, New Ohio Theatre, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, returns for its second year, September 4 - October 5. Following last year's The Hill Town Plays, which presented five works by the playwright Lucy Thurber, this year's festival, titled E Pluribus, will feature four new plays celebrating the diversity of America. (more...)

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