Eduardo Machado News

National Council on the Arts Member, Pulitzer Winner Among Directors for FESTIVAL IRENENational Council on the Arts Member, Pulitzer Winner Among Directors for FESTIVAL IRENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Recently appointed member of the National Council on the Arts Diane Rodriguez, Latino Theater Company's Jose Luis Valenzuela and Juliette Carrillo are part of the roster of directors for Hero Theatre's Festival Irene: Celebrating Maria Irene Fornes with Her Plays, Panels and the Words of Her Students. More festival directors include Jose Cruz Gonzalez, Beth Lopes, Sylvia Blush, Yetta Gottesman and Elisa Bocanegra. (more...)

THE SORCERERS to Run 3/3-20 at TNCTHE SORCERERS to Run 3/3-20 at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?Belgian playwright Serge Goriely turns conventional notions of voodoo on their heads with his Strindbergian play of magic, lies and intolerance, 'The Sorcerers.'  Theater for the New City will present the work's world premiere March 3 to 20, translated and directed by David Willinger. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

New York, NY, January 19, 2016 – The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will celebrate its 40th Anniversary season with four performances, running April 20 – 23, 2016 at 8 pm.  Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season will feature two world premieres and Osserman's Udjat (1985).   (more...)

INTAR Appoints Andres Munar Director of UNIT52INTAR Appoints Andres Munar Director of UNIT52
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) today proudly announced that  longtime INTAR artist Andres Munar would become the Director of this year's UNIT52. UNIT52 is a company of actors who train one day a week, beginning in January, culminating with a production in the summer. (more...)

Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Returning to New York in DecemberNoche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Returning to New York in December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed run this summer, Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's Antigona will return to New York for a six week engagement, December 11-January 23. This visually arresting adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, which originally opened on July 21, was declared a New York Times Critics' Pick by Laura Collins-Hughes, who wrote that "a haunting, distant classicism coexists with sweaty, unmediated corporeality in this dance drama." In The Village Voice, Miriam Felton-Dansky called it "raucously eloquent," while Apollinaire Scherr in the Financial Times wrote that Noche Flamenca "has created a powerful marriage of Greek tragedy and flamenco." The New Yorker's Joan Acocella declared: "Never, until I saw Santangelo's ensemble, their heels stamping, their arms cutting through the air, had I seen a chorus whose physical force could support the fate-heavy songs that Sophocles wrote for his plays." (more...)

Noche Flamenca to Present ANTIGONA, 7/13-8/8Noche Flamenca to Present ANTIGONA, 7/13-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca's celebrated lead dancer and choreographer, brings her usual fire to the role of Antigone, the classical Greek heroine. Daughter of Oedipus and sister of the shunned Polyneices, Antigone follows her heart and defies Creon by burying her brother. Sentenced to death, Antigone then kills herself. Director George C. Wolfe in The New York Times has declared the company "brilliant," and said that "Soledad is a once-in-a-lifetime performer who combines overwhelming physicality and spirituality." (more...)

Nilo Cruz, Lisa Loomer, Octavio Solis & More Set for Hero Theatre's FESTIVAL IRENENilo Cruz, Lisa Loomer, Octavio Solis & More Set for Hero Theatre's FESTIVAL IRENE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Pulitzer-winning writer of Anna in the Tropics, Nilo Cruz, will be one of the playwrights featured in Hero Theatre's Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. The festival will include some of Fornes' most celebrated plays and feature works from some of her former students. Other Award-winning playwrights and former Fornes students that are part of the festival include Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas (Bird In the Hand), Migdalia Cruz (Miriam's Flowers), Lisa Loomer (Distracted), Eduardo Machado (The Cook), Cherrie Moraga (Heroes and Saints), Octavio Solis (Lydia) and Caridad Svich (Antigone Project). (more...)

Antonio Banderas to Star in New Starz Series HAVANA QUARTETAntonio Banderas to Star in New Starz Series HAVANA QUARTET
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced at today's Starz Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation at the Beverly Hilton that Starz is developing Entertainment One Television's (eOne) “Havana Quartet”  starring international film star Antonio Banderas (more...)

BWW Interviews: Actress AMY MADIGAN Talks About Directing Off the King's RoadBWW Interviews: Actress AMY MADIGAN Talks About Directing Off the King's Road
by Don Grigware - Jun 18, 2015

Actress Amy Madigan will direct Neil Koenigsberg's play Off the King's Road later this month at the Odyssey. A production of the play in New York last season was critically acclaimed, including a New York Times critic's pick. In our conversation Madigan talks about the play, her cast and her association with the playwright.  (more...)

Noche Flamenca to Present ANTIGONA, 7/13-8/8Noche Flamenca to Present ANTIGONA, 7/13-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca's celebrated lead dancer and choreographer, brings her usual fire to the role of Antigone, the classical Greek heroine. Daughter of Oedipus and sister of the shunned Polyneices, Antigone follows her heart and defies Creon by burying her brother. Sentenced to death, Antigone then kills herself. Director George C. Wolfe in The New York Times has declared the company "brilliant," and said that "Soledad is a once-in-a-lifetime performer who combines overwhelming physicality and spirituality." (more...)

Broadway's Angelica Page Stars in EDGE & TURNING PAGE, Beginning Tonight at Circa TheatreBroadway's Angelica Page Stars in EDGE & TURNING PAGE, Beginning Tonight at Circa Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

This month, multi­award winning Broadway star Angelica Page is coming to Circa Theatre to perform the two critically­acclaimed solo shows EDGE and TURNING PAGE. Directed by Tony Award nominee Wilson Milam, these spellbinding shows are not to be missed. (more...)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical Plays TNC, Now thru 6/19THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical Plays TNC, Now thru 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

'Casterbridge,' based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period. Theater for the New City will present the piece's world premiere run today, June 4 to 19, directed by Willinger. (more...)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical to Play TNC, 6/4-19THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical to Play TNC, 6/4-19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

'Casterbridge,' based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period. Theater for the New City will present the piece's world premiere run June 4 to 19, directed by Willinger. (more...)

Broadway's Angelica Page to Star in EDGE and TURNING PAGE at Circa Theatre This JuneBroadway's Angelica Page to Star in EDGE and TURNING PAGE at Circa Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

This June, multi­award winning Broadway star Angelica Page is coming to Circa Theatre to perform the two critically­acclaimed solo shows EDGE and TURNING PAGE. Directed by Tony Award nominee Wilson Milam, these spellbinding shows are not to be missed. (more...)

Annual Women Playwrights Series at Centenary Stage Company Launches with FUTURAMA, 4/8Annual Women Playwrights Series at Centenary Stage Company Launches with FUTURAMA, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The 23nd annual Women Playwrights Series at the Centenary Stage Company will launch on April 8 with "Futurama", by Samantha Charlip, presented at 7:30 PM in the Lackland Center. (more...)

Eduardo Machado's ROSARIO AND THE GYPSIES Runs Now thru 3/8 at Theater for the New CityEduardo Machado's ROSARIO AND THE GYPSIES Runs Now thru 3/8 at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The distinguished Cuban-American playwright Eduardo Machado has created a touchstone piece by taking a one-act play with music, written in 1982, and turning it into a full-length, two-act musical. His 'Rosario and the Gypsies,' with songs by composer Rick Vartorella and lyrics by Mr. Machado and Mr. Vartorella, was a short, wild rock 'n roll play with music about the backstage romances and melodramas of a hippie performance troupe in southern California who were devoted to the art of change. Its songs were a combination of street pop and 60's-70's rock. It was produced in NYC by Ensemble Studio Theater in 1982 and it got Machado recognized as a writer to be reckoned with. Machado and Vartorella have now revised the piece and completed its story, adding a second act, in which we learn the future for its characters. Theater for the New City will present this revised and expanded version of 'Rosario and the Gypsies' from tonight, February 18 to March 8, directed by Machado. (more...)

Eduardo Machado's ROSARIO AND THE GYPSIES to Run 2/18-3/8 at Theater for the New CityEduardo Machado's ROSARIO AND THE GYPSIES to Run 2/18-3/8 at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The distinguished Cuban-American playwright Eduardo Machado has created a touchstone piece by taking a one-act play with music, written in 1982, and turning it into a full-length, two-act musical. His 'Rosario and the Gypsies,' with songs by composer Rick Vartorella and lyrics by Mr. Machado and Mr. Vartorella, was a short, wild rock 'n roll play with music about the backstage romances and melodramas of a hippie performance troupe in southern California who were devoted to the art of change. Its songs were a combination of street pop and 60's-70's rock. It was produced in NYC by Ensemble Studio Theater in 1982 and it got Machado recognized as a writer to be reckoned with. Machado and Vartorella have now revised the piece and completed its story, adding a second act, in which we learn the future for its characters. Theater for the New City will present this revised and expanded version of 'Rosario and the Gypsies' from February 18 to March 8, directed by Machado. (more...)

New Media Rep Presents OUT OF THEIR MINDS, Now thru 11/16New Media Rep Presents OUT OF THEIR MINDS, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

From today, November 8 to 16, New Media Repertory Company, 512 East 80th Street, will present 'Out Of Their Minds' by David Willinger, a tale of thwarted love between Lucia Joyce (daughter of James Joyce) and the young Samuel Beckett. Miranda McDermott directs. (more...)

World Premiere of Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Set for UW World Series This WeekendWorld Premiere of Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Set for UW World Series This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

In October, the UW World Series will present the world premiere of Antigona, a new work by Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca. Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is one of the most authentic flamenco companies in the world today, and Soledad Barrio is its star. Now, in a unique creative partnership, this remarkable company joins with acclaimed American theater director Lee Breuer to create a new work, Antigona, based on Sophocles' ancient Greek heroine. Combining live music, song, and dance, Noche Flamenca's Antigona will bring the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one of the world's great tragedies in an evening-length work that promises to be both gripping and intensely moving. The work is conceived and directed by Martin Santangelo with choreography by Soledad Barrio, consulting direction by Lee Breuer, and visual and mask design by Mary Frank. (more...)

New Media Rep to Present OUT OF THEIR MINDS, 11/8-16New Media Rep to Present OUT OF THEIR MINDS, 11/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

From November 8 to 16, New Media Repertory Company, 512 East 80th Street, will present 'Out Of Their Minds' by David Willinger, a tale of thwarted love between Lucia Joyce (daughter of James Joyce) and the young Samuel Beckett. Miranda McDermott directs. (more...)

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