Elena Araoz News

Jose Rivera and More to Bring New Works to Brooklyn College, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its inaugural New Works Brooklyn festival on June 25-29. The series will feature staged readings of one-act plays written by Kia Corthron, Erin Courtney, Jose Rivera, Anne Washburn, and Mac Wellman, all of whom will take part in audience talkbacks during the week. In addition, Rivera will direct his own piece, and Corthron, Courtney, Washburn, and Wellman will take part in a panel discussion on the development of new plays on the closing day of the festival. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards- Part Two
by Jennifer Broski - May 05, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night at NYU Skirball Center, hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event once again benefited The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arianna Huffington, Sharon Bush & Joan Vail Thorne Honored at Women's Project Theater's Women of Achievement Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Sharon Bush, Philanthropist & Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Teddy Share, Arianna Huffington, Chair, President & Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and Joan Vail Thorne, playwright and director, were Women's Project Theater's 2014 Women of Achievement, who were inducted at its 29th Annual Gala Celebration at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, on Monday, March 10. Veanne Cox and Doug Wamble lead a musical tribute to lyricist Dorothy Fields. Also on hand throughout the evening were presenters David Hyde Pierce and Stanley Zareff. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Rehearsals for Women's Project Theater's THE ARCHITECTURE OF BECOMING Now Underway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The improbable 90-year history of New York City Center, the Moorish Revival theater on West 55th Street that is home to Fall for Dance and Encores!, is the inspiration for Women's Project Theater's second production of the season. The Architecture of Becoming is the creation of five playwrights and three directors who have intertwined secret societies, silent films, raucous parties, and the greatest performers of our time with five fictional lives woven through the dynamic history of this great landmark. (more...)

Rehearsals for Women's Project Theater's THE ARCHITECTURE OF BECOMING Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The improbable 90-year history of New York City Center, the Moorish Revival theater on West 55th Street that is home to Fall for Dance and Encores!, is the inspiration for Women's Project Theater's second production of the season. The Architecture of Becoming is the creation of five playwrights and three directors who have intertwined secret societies, silent films, raucous parties, and the greatest performers of our time with five fictional lives woven through the dynamic history of this great landmark. (more...)

Mac Wellman's MUAZZEZ to Play PS122's COIL, 1/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

As part of the ninth edition of the COIL festival, Performance Space 122 and The Chocolate Factory present the New York premiere of Mac Wellman's Muazzez. Written and directed by one of America's leading playwrights, Muazzez is an offbeat tale performed by longtime Wellman collaborator Steve Mellor. (more...)

ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Will Return to New York City Center in Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

New York City Center's 2013-14 season continues with a lineup of dance, theater and music, featuring Tony Award-winning actors, world-class dance, and world premiere theater. (more...)

Mac Wellman's MUAZZEZ Plays PS122's COIL, Now thru 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

As part of the ninth edition of the COIL festival, Performance Space 122 and The Chocolate Factory present the New York premiere of Mac Wellman's Muazzez. Written and directed by one of America's leading playwrights, Muazzez is an offbeat tale performed by longtime Wellman collaborator Steve Mellor. (more...)

Mac Wellman's MUAZZEZ to Play PS122's COIL, 1/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

As part of the ninth edition of the COIL festival, Performance Space 122 and The Chocolate Factory present the New York premiere of Mac Wellman's Muazzez. Written and directed by one of America's leading playwrights, Muazzez is an offbeat tale performed by longtime Wellman collaborator Steve Mellor. (more...)

Photo Coverage: David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage & More Launch Cherry Lane Theatre's MENTOR PROJECT 2014
by Walter McBride - Dec 05, 2013

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights will present its 16th season from February 19 to April 12, 2014 with expanded programming - the addition of a new Director Mentorship -- it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director of Cherry Lane Theatre and co-founder of MENTOR PROJECT. Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village. (more...)

BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, CLOVEN TONGUES and More to Play The Wild Project, Now thru Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Check out what's on at The Wild Project, now through November 2013. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Welthy Holliday Productions' BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Welthy Holliday Productions presents a revival of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow, the inaugural theatrical production by the company, directed by Elena Araoz. Be a Good Little Widow runs now through September 22, 2013 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW Now Playing at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Welthy Holliday Productions proudly presents a revival of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow, the inaugural theatrical production by the company, directed by Elena Araoz. Be a Good Little Widow runs from September 12 - 22, 2013 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. (more...)

SMILE SWAMP PRINCESS, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW and More Set for The Wild Project, Aug-Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Coming soon to the Wild Project are: The CURRENT SESSIONS VOLUME III, ISSUE II, CHERRY PICKING 2013: THE YEAR OF THE FEAR, NEW YORK NO LIMITS FILM SERIES, SMILE SWAMP PRINCESS, THE WAY WE WERE, JUNKIE DOCTORS, and BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW. (more...)

Welthy Holliday Productions Presents BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, 9/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Welthy Holliday Productions proudly presents a revival of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow, the inaugural theatrical production by the company, directed by Elena Araoz. Be a Good Little Widow runs from September 12 - 22, 2013 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. (more...)

SMILE SWAMP PRINCESS, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW and More Set for The Wild Project, Aug-Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Coming soon to the Wild Project are: The CURRENT SESSIONS VOLUME III, ISSUE II, CHERRY PICKING 2013: THE YEAR OF THE FEAR, NEW YORK NO LIMITS FILM SERIES, SMILE SWAMP PRINCESS, THE WAY WE WERE, JUNKIE DOCTORS, and BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW. (more...)

Jessica Dickey's ROW AFTER ROW, Catherine Trieschmann's THE MOST DESERVING & More Set for Women's Project Theater's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

Women's Project Theater, the 36-year-old non-profit company dedicated to producing plays written and directed by women, will present its 2013-2014 season of new plays at New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street, January 15 to May 4, Julie Crosby, Producing Artistic Director announced. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theater Announces LAWNPEOPLE and EXILE Casting
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Casting has been announced for the Cherry Lane Theatre's 2013 Mentor Project plays LAWNPEOPLE by Natalia Naman and EXILE by Nastaran Ahmadi. Both plays debut as part of Cherry Lane Theatre's 15th anniversary MENTOR PROJECT (38 Commerce St. in Manhattan), the award-winning season which began February 20 and concludes April 13. (more...)

Directors, Performance Schedule Set for Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT, 2/20-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Directors Lisa Peterson, Bryan Davidson Blue, Elena Araoz and Chris Henry will direct the four new works debuting as part of Cherry Lane Theatre's 15th anniversary MENTOR PROJECT, it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, Artistic Director of Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Manhattan), where MENTOR PROJECT will run from February 20-April 13, 2013. As well, the performance schedule for each production has been set. (more...)

Workshop Theater Presents COLD SNAPS 2012 Festival, 11/30-12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY presents prehistoric silliness, delicate romance, and valiant struggles for survival and sanity! If you're tired of magical snowmen, elves in odd sizes, and miracles on 34th Street, then head up and over to 36th where the award-winning WorkShop Theater Company presents its annual antidote to excessive holiday cheer with COLD SNAPS 2012, the WorkShop's Winter Short Play Festival running November 30 - December 15 in the Jewel Box Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor. (more...)

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