Elena Araoz News

Luxury Universal [e]Xperience Sponsors Indie Filmmaker PanelLuxury Universal [e]Xperience Sponsors Indie Filmmaker Panel
by Movies News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Luxury Universal [e]Xperience invites to a special UCC event. (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSENotable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

Casting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High SchoolCasting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High School
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Pocket Universe will present a new, all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Middle of the Night) as Brutus, Dea Julien (West Side Story 1st Nat'l Tour, Blueprint Specials) as Julius Caesar, Violeta Picayo (BEDLAM's Sense & Sensibility, RadioBABEL) as Mark Antony, Madeline Wolf (Fun Home on Broadway, Normativity) as Cassius, Miranda Cornell (Alter Ego, #Blessed) as Casca, and Amie Tedesco (Lemon Sky, Any Day Now) as Lucius. All other roles will be played by members of the company. (more...)

La MaMa Announces Talk Back Series for Catherine Filloux's KIDNAP ROADLa MaMa Announces Talk Back Series for Catherine Filloux's KIDNAP ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

KIDNAP ROAD - a new play by Catherine Filloux, based on the real-life story of a female presidential candidate held in captivity for six years by terrorists in Colombia - will be given its world premiere production this spring, presented by La MaMa at its First Floor Theatre (74 E. 4 St.), with previews beginning tomorrow, April 27, prior to the official press opening on April 30. There will be a series of conversations after select shows, surrounding themes in Kidnap Road. (more...)

Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Starts Tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights TheaterMartin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Starts Tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project presents the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks). (more...)

The Public Slates 2017 Emerging Writers Group Spotlight SeriesThe Public Slates 2017 Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Public Theater has announced the line-up for the popular Spotlight Series of free staged readings of new plays by The Public's Emerging Writers Group, beginning on Wednesday, May 31 and running through Monday, June 26. (more...)

Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN to Make New York Premiere at RattlestickMartin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN to Make New York Premiere at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project will present the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks). (more...)

World-Premiere of KIDNAP ROAD by Catherine Filloux Set for Spring at La MaMaWorld-Premiere of KIDNAP ROAD by Catherine Filloux Set for Spring at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

KIDNAP ROAD - a new play by Catherine Filloux, based on the real-life story of a female presidential candidate held in captivity for six years by terrorists in Colombia - will be given its world premiere production this spring, presented by La MaMa at its First Floor Theatre (74 E. 4 St.), with previews beginning April 27 prior to the official press opening on April 30.     (more...)

Shakina Nayfack Named 2017 Beatrice Terry Artist In Residence Fellow By The Drama LeagueShakina Nayfack Named 2017 Beatrice Terry Artist In Residence Fellow By The Drama League
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director), has named Shakina Nayfack the 2017 Beatrice Terry Artist in Residence Fellow, the second recipient of the award named in honor of the late Beatrice Terry, an alumna of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

PlayPenn Announces Spring 2017 Mini-Conference of New PlaysPlayPenn Announces Spring 2017 Mini-Conference of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

PlayPenn, the Philadelphia-based organization dedicated to the development and nurturing of new plays and playwrights, is partnering with Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Contemporary American Theatre Festival to present workshops of two new works by acclaimed writers Mickey Fisher (creator of CBS's EXTANT with Halle Berry) and Kara Lee Corthron. (more...)

Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN to Continue The Sol Project at RattlestickMartin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN to Continue The Sol Project at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Sol Project, the New York-based theater collective devoted to producing Latinx playwrights in NYC and beyond, continues their work with the initiative's second production, Martin Zimmerman's Seven Spots on the Sun, directed by Weyni Mengesha, who makes her New York directorial debut. (more...)

Lineup Set for 8th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine TheaterLineup Set for 8th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Now in its eighth season, the Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival will run January 16-February 5, 2017 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Starring Nia Vardalos, Opens Tonight at The Public TheaterTINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Starring Nia Vardalos, Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-nominated writer Nia Vardalos, with direction by Thomas Kail. This richly funny, uplifting new show is co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos and will also feature Vardalos as the anonymous online advice columnist 'Sugar.' (more...)

Latina/o Theatre Commons and The Public Host 2016 LTC ConveningLatina/o Theatre Commons and The Public Host 2016 LTC Convening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC), in partnership with HowlRound, will co-host and co-produce the 2016 LTC New York City Convening, celebrating the vibrant history and exciting future of Latinx theater in NYC. The 2016 LTC New York City Convening will take place on December 1-4, 2016 at The Public Theater and other allied theaters across the city, in association with La Cooperativa of NYC Latinx Theatre Artists, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, Teatro Circulo, INTAR, Repertorio Espaņol, Teatro SEA, and the Lark. (more...)

Arts Integrity Initiative Publishes Warren Leight's UNION SQUARE INCIDENT OnlineArts Integrity Initiative Publishes Warren Leight's UNION SQUARE INCIDENT Online
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Union Square Incident, a short play by Warren Leight that premiered on November 14 as part of 'The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway,' was published online today at the website of the Arts Integrity Initiative, a program of The New School of Drama at The New School College of Performing Arts. (more...)

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Starring Nia Vardalos, Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterTINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Starring Nia Vardalos, Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Public Theater presents TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-nominated writer Nia Vardalos, with direction by Thomas Kail. This richly funny, uplifting new show is co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos and will also feature Vardalos as the anonymous online advice columnist 'Sugar.' (more...)

16th Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway Offers Mobile Rush16th Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway Offers Mobile Rush
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today, in collaboration with the theater ticket app TodayTix, the launch of a mobile Rush for its 16th annual flagship event at American Airlines Theater this upcoming Monday, November 14, 2016. The TodayTix mobile Rush will offer $40 tickets to the event. (more...)

A.R.T./New York Sets 2017 Season at New Performance SpacesA.R.T./New York Sets 2017 Season at New Performance Spaces
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced its initial roster of programming through June 2017 - to be presented by 11 nonprofit companies - at its new A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES (the Gural and Mezzanine), two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces located at 502 West 53rd Street - designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hilary Bettis's ALLIGATOR at A.R.T./New York TheatresCast Announced for Hilary Bettis's ALLIGATOR at A.R.T./New York Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

New Georges will kick off their 25th anniversary season in collaboration with The Sol Project to present the World Premiere of ALLIGATOR, written by Hilary Bettis (The Americans on FX) and directed by Elena Araoz (Dipika Guha's Mechanics of Love with To-By-For Productions; Hook & Eye's She-She in the Ice Factory Festival). (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Donates to The Sol Project for ALLIGATORHAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Donates to The Sol Project for ALLIGATOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Sol Project, the new New York-based theater collective raising visibility for Latinx playwrights, has received funding to support the initiative's first production, Hilary Bettis's Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with New Georges at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres, November 27-December 18, 2016. (more...)

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