Edgar Oliver News

TO 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...)

Axis Company's 2014-15 Season to Feature World Premieres from Randy Sharp, Marc Palmieri & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Axis Company has announced its 2014-15 season, which will feature a number of world premieres, as well as the return of its beloved family holiday show Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid. The season begins with the world premiere of Axis Company Artist Director Randy Sharp's new musical Triangle Fire, part of the second annual Theater:Village festival, which is co-presented by Cherry Lane Theatre, New Ohio Theatre and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Entitled E Pluribus, the festival will feature four new plays celebrating the diversity of America, running from September 3-October 5. (more...)

Official: James Franco to Make Directorial Debut with THE SHRIFT at Rattlestick; 20th Season to Include Works by Keith Josef Adkins, Robert Boswell & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the company's 2014-2015 programming celebrating it's 20th anniversary season. The season will include New York and World premieres by Keith Josef Adkins, Robert Boswell, Sheila Callaghan, Laura Eason, Michael Laurence, Laith Nakli, Scott Organ, Ruben Polendo, and Daniel Talbott. (more...)

Axis Company Presents Edgar Oliver's IN THE PARK, Now thru 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Axis Company will present the world premiere of In The Park, a new solo show from esteemed actor, playwright, storyteller and longtime Axis member Edgar Oliver. Directed by Randy Sharp, Artistic Director of Axis and the director of Oliver's first solo show, the acclaimed, Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning East 10th Street, In The Park follows Oliver's Helen & Edgar (2012). The new production comes on the heels of Axis' recent hit Nothing On Earth (Can Hold Houdini), which was written and directed by Sharp and lauded by The New York Times and others. (more...)

Axis Company to Present Edgar Oliver's IN THE PARK, 5/8-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Axis Company will present the world premiere of In The Park, a new solo show from esteemed actor, playwright, storyteller and longtime Axis member Edgar Oliver. Directed by Randy Sharp, Artistic Director of Axis and the director of Oliver's first solo show, the acclaimed, Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning East 10th Street, In The Park follows Oliver's Helen & Edgar (2012), which The New York Times' Ben Brantley called 'utterly absorbing and unexpectedly moving.' The new production comes on the heels of Axis' recent hit Nothing On Earth (Can Hold Houdini), which was written and directed by Sharp and lauded by The New York Times and others. (more...)

Axis Theatre Premieres Randy Sharp's NOTHING ON EARTH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Following a successful run of Asi Wind's Concert of the Mind, a show of remarkable mental feats by one of the great magicians of our time, Axis Theatre Company continues to explore magic and illusion with the world premiere of Randy Sharp's Nothing on Earth. (more...)

Axis Theatre to Premiere Randy Sharp's NOTHING ON EARTH, 2/27-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Following a successful run of Asi Wind's Concert of the Mind, a show of remarkable mental feats by one of the great magicians of our time, Axis Theatre Company continues to explore magic and illusion with the world premiere of Randy Sharp's Nothing on Earth. (more...)

Off Center Festival Returns to Segerstrom Center, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Segerstrom Center's Off Center Festival returns for its third consecutive year today, January 23 - February 2. This year's festival will showcase an entirely new lineup of wonderfully creative and innovative contemporary performance companies and artists. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Two Soloists From UNDER THE RADAR 2014
by Michael Dale - Jan 15, 2014

Edgar Oliver and John Hodgman bring solo shows to the tenth annual festival. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening of UNDER THE RADAR!
by Walter McBride - Jan 09, 2014

The Public Theater began performances for the 10th Anniversary of the world-renowned UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL last night, January 8. A highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season, the 2014 UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Lola Arias, Edgar Oliver, tg STAN, SKaGeN, Andrew Ondrejcak, John Hodgman, Sekou Sundiata, Roger Guenveur Smith, Toshi Reagon, and Reg E. Cathey who has joined the cast of FEAST. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night celebration and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Off Center Festival and More Set for Segerstrom Center, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its upcoming shows for January 2014. Details below! (more...)

The Public Theater's 10th Anniversary UNDER THE RADAR Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

The Public Theater presents the 10th Anniversary of the world-renowned UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running today, January 8-19, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 10th Anniversary Under the Radar Festival Productions, Kicking Off 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

The Public Theater begins performances for the 10th Anniversary of the world-renowned UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 8. A highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season, the 2014 UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Lola Arias, Edgar Oliver, tg STAN, SKaGeN, Andrew Ondrejcak, John Hodgman, Sekou Sundiata, Roger Guenveur Smith, Toshi Reagon, and Reg E. Cathey who has joined the cast of FEAST. Check out a first look at the productions! (more...)

Off Center Festival and More Set for Segerstrom Center, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its upcoming shows for January 2014. Details below! (more...)

Axis Company to Present World Premiere of Randy Sharp's NOTHING ON EARTH, Begin. 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Following a successful run of Asi Wind's Concert of the Mind, a show of remarkable mental feats by one of the great magicians of our time, Axis Theatre Company continues to explore magic and illusion with the world premiere of Randy Sharp's Nothing on Earth. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Public Theater's 10th Anniversary UNDER THE RADAR Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

The Public Theater has announced that single tickets are now on sale for the 10th Anniversary of the world-renowned UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 8-19, 2014. A highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season, the 2014 UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Lola Arias, Edgar Oliver, tg STAN, SKaGeN, Andrew Ondrejcak, John Hodgman, Sekou Sundiata, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Toshi Reagon. The late-night Festival Lounge will also include an eclectic mix of adventurous music and cabaret performances, including Champagne Jerry, DJ AndrewAndrew, Invincible, Ethan Lipton, Nick Hallett, Holcombe Waller, and Middle Church Jeriesse Johnson Gospel Choir. (more...)

Off Center Festival to Return to Segerstrom Center, 1/23-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Segerstrom Center's Off Center Festival returns for its third consecutive year January 23 - February 2. This year's festival will showcase an entirely new lineup of wonderfully creative and innovative contemporary performance companies and artists. (more...)

Works from 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Lola Arias & More Set for Public Theater's 10th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival, 1/8-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 10thAnniversary of the world-renowned UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 8-19, 2014. A highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season, the 2014 UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, curated by Co-Directors Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang, will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Lola Arias, Edgar Oliver, tg STAN, SKaGeN, Andrew Ondrejcak, John Hodgman, Sekou Sundiata, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Toshi Reagon. (more...)

Axis Theatre to Present SEVEN IN ONE BLOW, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

This December, on the heels of the sold out run of Asi Wind's Concert of the Mind, 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 14 at 2:00 P.M. will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (more...)

Horse Trade Theatre Kicks Off Nov 2013 Comedy and Cabaret Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

Horse Trade Theatre Group has announced its November 2013 events. Details below! (more...)

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