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Dance Company 10 Hairy Legs Announces Dates, Programs for 2015 SeasonDance Company 10 Hairy Legs Announces Dates, Programs for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Highland Park, New Jersey --- Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, returns to New York Live Arts for its third consecutive New York Season for four performances June 11 -14.   Continuing to showcase the company's extensive repertory that celebrates and explores the artistry of the male dancer, this season features 2 programs, 6 New York City Premieres, 9 works by 10 Choreographers and Live Musical Accompaniment at all performances. Robert Johnson, Dance Critic noted “…since its formation in 2012, its rapid growth has been astonishing…the diversity of this programming is a treat for audiences…this company has also become a welcome source of choreographic commissions…there aren't many repertory companies yet, but when a group like 10 Hairy Legs performs…the scenery changes and styles switch abruptly. Viewers are whisked from choreographer to choreographer; and sometimes if feels as if everyone is talking at once. Ideas richochet, the atmosphere is exhilarating.” (more...)

EACH AND EVERY THING Returning to The Marsh San Francisco, 5/29-7/18EACH AND EVERY THING Returning to The Marsh San Francisco, 5/29-7/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Marsh San Francisco announces the return of the wildly popular solo show by award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle, EACH AND EVERY THING, a search for connection in the digital age. EACH AND EVERY THING was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike last Summer when it enjoyed a sold-out run and two extensions at The Marsh San Francisco, receiving the highest accolades from every news outlet, and winning the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Show. Developed with Charlie Varon and Maureen Towey, and directed by Charlie Varon, EACH AND EVERY THING will play May 29 - July 18, with performances 8pm Fridays, 8:30pm Saturdays, and 5pm Sundays at The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater. For tickets ($20-$100), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1 - 4pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Takeshi Kawamura, Lee Breuer, PEN World Voices Festival and More Set for Segal Center's 2015 Spring SeasonTakeshi Kawamura, Lee Breuer, PEN World Voices Festival and More Set for Segal Center's 2015 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center announces its Spring 2015 season of public programs. The Segal Center's 2015 Spring season offers ten new public events beginning on March 9 -- featuring contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world -- including the annual three-day PEN World Voices International Play Festival, and retrospectives of the work of formidable American artists Lee Breur and Richard Foreman. All free. (more...)

Guthrie Theater Welcomes New Artistic DirectorGuthrie Theater Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The Guthrie Theater announced today that Joseph Haj will become its eighth artistic director in July 2015, succeeding Joe Dowling. The announcement by Board Chair Lee Skold and Search Committee Chair Patricia Simmons ends an extensive year-long search. (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Dan Hoyle to Bring EACH AND EVERY THING to Joe's Pub in JanuaryDan Hoyle to Bring EACH AND EVERY THING to Joe's Pub in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Award-winning New York actor/playwright Dan Hoyle's newest solo show, Each And Every Thing, will play Joe's Pub at The Public Theater for two special performances in the new year, following its sold-out, one-night-only engagement at the Pub in October. The work premiered at The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater where it became an instant hit, receiving unanimous rave reviews. (more...)

NUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown CenterNUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Nutcracker: Part I, The Workshop: An immersive, dance-theatre reimagining of the classic ballet, performed in the cavernous Knockdown Center, depicts the life-story of a woman (and dancer) named Clara. (more...)

OFF-BROADWAY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Launches at Primary StagesOFF-BROADWAY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Launches at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Primary Stages has launched the Primary Stages Off-Broadway Oral History Project, a new endeavor to capture the oral history of the New York Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theatre movement through the first-hand accounts of the pioneers who created it. (more...)

Dan Hoyle's EACH AND EVERY THING Closes at The Marsh TonightDan Hoyle's EACH AND EVERY THING Closes at The Marsh Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

The Marsh announces the newest solo show by award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle, EACH AND EVERY THING, will give its final performance tonight, October 4. (more...)

Dan Hoyle's EACH AND EVERY THING to Close at The Marsh, 10/4Dan Hoyle's EACH AND EVERY THING to Close at The Marsh, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Marsh announces the newest solo show by award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle, EACH AND EVERY THING, will give its final performance October 4. Originally scheduled to run through July 12 and extended twice, the show was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike, receiving highest accolades from every news outlet. A search for connection in the digital age, the show will take its final bow on October 4, after which Hoyle will return to his home base in New York City, where the show is scheduled to be performed at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Developed with Charlie Varon and Maureen Towey, and directed by Charlie Varon, EACH AND EVERY THING will play 8pm Thursdays and Fridays, 5pm Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays at The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater. For tickets ($20-$50), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1 - 4pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the Playhouse's 2014 summer theater season with the new Mel Brooks Broadway Young Frankenstein (June 17 - 28, 2014). Young Frankenstein features a book by three-time Tony Award-winner Mel Brooks and three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. Young Frankenstein, directed by Keith Andrews with music direction by Thomas Cleary, will feature Matthew Crowle as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Kathryn Markey as Frau Blucher, Christian Kohn as the Monster, Abby Lee as Elizabeth, Brett Figel as Igor, Ashley McKay as Inga, Bill Carmichael as Inspector Kemp/Hermit, and Zachary Pesner as Ziggy. The ensemble includes Eugenio Contenti, Shelby Davis, Danielle Diniz, Antoinette DiPietropolo, Ian Frazier, Christopher Holloway, Kate Kramitz, Kevin Metzger, Vincent Ortega, and Chelsey Whitelock. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the Playhouse's 2014 summer theater season with the new Mel Brooks Broadway Young Frankenstein (June 17 - 28, 2014). Young Frankenstein features a book by three-time Tony Award-winner Mel Brooks and three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. Young Frankenstein, directed by Keith Andrews with music direction by Thomas Cleary, will feature Matthew Crowle as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Kathryn Markey as Frau Blucher, Christian Kohn as the Monster, Abby Lee as Elizabeth, Brett Figel as Igor, Ashley McKay as Inga, Bill Carmichael as Inspector Kemp/Hermit, and Zachary Pesner as Ziggy. The ensemble includes Eugenio Contenti, Shelby Davis, Danielle Diniz, Antoinette DiPietropolo, Ian Frazier, Christopher Holloway, Kate Kramitz, Kevin Metzger, Vincent Ortega, and Chelsey Whitelock. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the Playhouse's 2014 summer theater season with the new Mel Brooks Broadway Young Frankenstein (June 17 - 28, 2014). Young Frankenstein features a book by three-time Tony Award-winner Mel Brooks and three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. Young Frankenstein, directed by Keith Andrews with music direction by Thomas Cleary, will feature Matthew Crowle as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Kathryn Markey as Frau Blucher, Christian Kohn as the Monster, Abby Lee as Elizabeth, Brett Figel as Igor, Ashley McKay as Inga, Bill Carmichael as Inspector Kemp/Hermit, and Zachary Pesner as Ziggy. The ensemble includes Eugenio Contenti, Shelby Davis, Danielle Diniz, Antoinette DiPietropolo, Ian Frazier, Christopher Holloway, Kate Kramitz, Kevin Metzger, Vincent Ortega, and Chelsey Whitelock. (more...)

Matthew Crowle, Kathryn Markey & More to Star in The Playhouse's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28Matthew Crowle, Kathryn Markey & More to Star in The Playhouse's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced casting for the production of the new Mel Brooks Broadway Young Frankenstein (June 17 - 28, 2014). Young Frankenstein features a book by three-time Tony Award-winner Mel Brooks and three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. (more...)

Dan Hoyle Unveils New Show EACH AND EVERY THING at The Marsh TonightDan Hoyle Unveils New Show EACH AND EVERY THING at The Marsh Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Marsh presents the World Premiere of the newest solo show by award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle, EACH AND EVERY THING, a search for connection in the digital age. (more...)

Dan Hoyle to Unveil New Show EACH AND EVERY THING at The Marsh, 5/29Dan Hoyle to Unveil New Show EACH AND EVERY THING at The Marsh, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The Marsh presents the World Premiere of the newest solo show by award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle, EACH AND EVERY THING, a search for connection in the digital age. (more...)

Huntington Kicks Off Special Events for THE SEAGULL TomorrowHuntington Kicks Off Special Events for THE SEAGULL Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to The Seagull, available at huntingtontheatre.org/seagull, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Today, March 7, 2014 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events for THE SEAGULL, Begin. 3/7Huntington Announces Special Events for THE SEAGULL, Begin. 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to The Seagull, available at huntingtontheatre.org/seagull, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

PEN World Voices International Play Festival and More Set for Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's Spring 2014 SeasonPEN World Voices International Play Festival and More Set for Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's Spring 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center has announced its SPRING 2014 season of public programs. The season includes the Center's inaugural PEN World Voices International Play Festival, featuring 9 free readings of plays from around the globe, including HAITI, JAPAN, TUNISIA, CHILE, POLAND, AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE, AUSTRIA and INDIA. The season also features 11 free public programs throughout the spring, featuring contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

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