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BWW Review: DEBORAH ZALL Project Illuminates Archetypes at The Graham StudioBWW Review: DEBORAH ZALL Project Illuminates Archetypes at The Graham Studio
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 19, 2016

I longed to see more. One would love to see the Martha Graham Dance Company commission a new from Ms. Zall. Unlike their usual fare, she clearly understands stagecraft and is able to communicate in the language of their founder. It seems to me that all she needs is the opportunity. Denise Vale, the Graham company's Artistic Associate was in the audience. Perhaps she will communicate what a boon it would be to work with Ms. Zall to her colleagues. (more...)

THE DEATH OF A BLACK MAN (A WALK BY) Set for Theater for the New CityTHE DEATH OF A BLACK MAN (A WALK BY) Set for Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

You can't understand a man, the proverb goes, until you've walked a mile in his shoes. But who, among us, has tasted the paranoia, dread and loss from gun violence that is, shockingly, common to urban high schoolers and their families? 'The Death of a Black Man (A Walk By)' by William Electric Black suggests the experience poetically, using using hip hop verse, chanting, songs and poetry. The audience walks through a variety of uniquely-designed theater spaces and environments suggesting the events before and after a shooting in an urban playground. It's like a day lived with urban gun violence, complete with a candle lit memorial service, police investigations, protests and the actual shootings. This is the third in a series of five plays by William Electric Black, collectively called 'GUNPLAYS,' that address inner city violence and guns. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave (East Village), will present the work June 2 to 19, 2016 directed by the author.  The piece was scheduled for June to support Gun Awareness Month. (more...)

Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN to Play T. Schreiber Theatre, 5/4-6/4Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN to Play T. Schreiber Theatre, 5/4-6/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

On a bright autumn night in Manchester, a woman named Harper Regan walks away from her job, her home, her husband and her daughter.  The play named after her, 'Harper Regan' by English playwright Simon Stephens, stunningly reveals life on the cusp of the working class in modern British society. The author is the 2015 TONY Award-winner for best play ('The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time').  This 2008 play is a dramatic Odyssey navigating family, love and redemption.  T. Schreiber Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, will present the piece May 4 to June 4, directed by Terry Schreiber. (more...)

TNC to Tribute Norman Glick, Celebrate Ronald Tavel's New Andy Warhol Book, 11/30TNC to Tribute Norman Glick, Celebrate Ronald Tavel's New Andy Warhol Book, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

On November 30 at 8:00, Theater for the New City will present a tribute to director/actor Norman Glick (1946-2015) and the book launch of Ronald Tavel's last book, 'Andy Warhol's Ridiculous Screenplays' (which has a forward by Marc Siegel). The evening will include video of noted performances of Tavel plays and a medley of 'Gorilla Queen' and other Theater of the Ridiculous tunes by Norman Marshall. The evening will be hosted by Chris Kapp, who was the long-time director of 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' at La Mama. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Shorts from 'THAT CERTAIN AGE', Coming to Opera America This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

On December 1, The Aviva Players will conclude its 40th Anniversary three-part concert series at The National Opera America Center, 330 Seventh Ave. (at 29th Street), Manhattan with THAT CERTAIN AGE: SHORT OPERAS ABOUT AGING WITH HUMOR AND GRACE. The evening is presented by Aviva Players and Kindred Spirits. Director is Rina W. Elisha and musical director is Barbara Ames. The evening will feature works composed by Anne Phillips, Alice Shields, Mira j Spektor, Haim Elisha and Seymour Barab. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the shorts! (more...)

Drama, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Set for TNC's Village Halloween Ball TonightDrama, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Set for TNC's Village Halloween Ball Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 38th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball tonight, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. (more...)

Drama, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Set for TNC's Village Halloween Ball, 10/31Drama, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Set for TNC's Village Halloween Ball, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 38th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Saturday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season. (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END Begins Tonight at Aaron Davis HallIddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END Begins Tonight at Aaron Davis Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

A HAPPY END by Israeli playwright Iddo Netanyahu is the story of a well-to-do, well-integrated Jewish couple in 1932 Berlin deciding whether to remain in Germany or to flee to America.  The production dramatizes a dilemma -- whether to leave home, family and friends for an uncertain future in a foreign land, or stay, hoping the situation will improve -- that has been shared and faced by thousands of emigres.  (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END to Play Aaron Davis Hall This SeptemberIddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END to Play Aaron Davis Hall This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

A HAPPY END by Israeli playwright Iddo Netanyahu is the story of a well-to-do, well-integrated Jewish couple in 1932 Berlin deciding whether to remain in Germany or to flee to America.  The production dramatizes a dilemma -- whether to leave home, family and friends for an uncertain future in a foreign land, or stay, hoping the situation will improve -- that has been shared and faced by thousands of emigres.  (more...)

TRU, The Playroom Theatre Host Marketing Panel TodayTRU, The Playroom Theatre Host Marketing Panel Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) in association with their new partner The Playroom Theatre, present the June panel, Marketing Your Show on a Budget: Starting the Buzz with Limited Bucks, tonight, June 25, 2015 at 7:30pm at a **NEW LOCATION: The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.** Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited, The Playroom Theatre to Host June TRU Panel, 6/25Theater Resources Unlimited, The Playroom Theatre to Host June TRU Panel, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) in association with their new partner The Playroom Theatre, present the June panel, Marketing Your Show on a Budget: Starting the Buzz with Limited Bucks, on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:30pm at a **NEW LOCATION: The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.** Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Presents 'AS YOU LIKE IT'Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Presents 'AS YOU LIKE IT'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot (www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com) has found a new home in the Parking Lot behind The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV), 114 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets.  The troupe will kick off the third decade of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot there July 9 to 26 with 'As You Like It,' directed by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy.  The production will offer delightful lessons of love, starting off in a stately English Victorian world and moving into a Steampunk paradise when the scene shifts from a conventional Duchy to the mythical Forest of Arden. (more...)

MAXIMUM SECURITY Makes U.S. Premiere at TNC TonightMAXIMUM SECURITY Makes U.S. Premiere at TNC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

From tonight, May 28 to June 14, Theater for the New City will present the U.S. premiere of 'Maximum Security,' a new play by Piedad Bonnett, the internationally acclaimed Colombian writer, performed in English translation (world premiere) by Lucia della Paolera and acted by a cast of Latino actors. (more...)

MAXIMUM SECURITY to Make U.S. Premiere at TNC, 5/28-6/14MAXIMUM SECURITY to Make U.S. Premiere at TNC, 5/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

From May 28 to June 14, Theater for the New City will present the U.S. premiere of 'Maximum Security,' a new play by Piedad Bonnett, the internationally acclaimed Colombian writer, performed in English translation (world premiere) by Lucia della Paolera and acted by a cast of Latino actors. (more...)

Joe Pantoliano Appears in GREAT KILLS at Theater for the New City, Now thru 4/12Joe Pantoliano Appears in GREAT KILLS at Theater for the New City, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

'Great Kills' by Tom Diriwachter is a darkly comic tale of a get-rich-quick scheme in Staten Island that goes awry. Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the play's debut run tonight, March 26 to April 12, featuring Joe Pantoliano (who is noted for his starring roles on Broadway, film and TV), Robert Homeyer and Peter Welch. Jonathan Weber directs. (more...)

Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET Plays TNC, Now thru 4/26Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET Plays TNC, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

'Martyrs Street,' a realistic drama by Misha Shulman, is a gripping tale of two houses in the historical city of Hebron, in the Occupied West Bank. (more...)

MY TECHNOLOGY, Directed by Deena Levy, Comes to 3LD Art & Technology Center, Now thru 3/29MY TECHNOLOGY, Directed by Deena Levy, Comes to 3LD Art & Technology Center, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Twenty- and thirty-somethings confront the confusion of technology with identity in 'My Technology,' a new play of ensemble creation conceived and directed by Deena Levy, which premieres tonight, March 24 to 29 at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. (more...)

August Strindberg Rep Presents KRISTINA, Now thru 3/29August Strindberg Rep Presents KRISTINA, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Strindberg's 'Kristina' (1903) is the unacknowledged basis for the Garbo film 'Queen Christina.' In this skillful study of a neurotic and complex woman, Strindberg reveals the power of his dramatic conceptions and the mastery he had acquired of his craft. The play was the last of a series of Strindberg's later historical dramas that are among the most powerful plays of the kind produced in modern times. August Strindberg Repertory Theatre will present the masterpiece at the Gene Frankel Theatre tonight, March 13 to 29 translated from the Swedish by Wendy Weckwerth, directed by Whitney Aronson. (more...)

MY TECHNOLOGY, Directed by Deena Levy, Comes to 3LD Art & Technology Center, 3/24-29MY TECHNOLOGY, Directed by Deena Levy, Comes to 3LD Art & Technology Center, 3/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Twenty- and thirty-somethings confront the confusion of technology with identity in 'My Technology,' a new play of ensemble creation conceived and directed by Deena Levy, which premieres March 24 to 29 at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The evening is a composite of ten original one-person pieces interlaced with video projections and stills, choreography and original music. (more...)

Joe Pantoliano to Appear in GREAT KILLS at Theater for the New City, 3/26-4/12Joe Pantoliano to Appear in GREAT KILLS at Theater for the New City, 3/26-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

'Great Kills' by Tom Diriwachter is a darkly comic tale of a get-rich-quick scheme in Staten Island that goes awry. Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the play's debut run March 26 to April 12, featuring Joe Pantoliano (who is noted for his starring roles on Broadway, film and TV), Robert Homeyer and Peter Welch. Jonathan Weber directs. (more...)

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