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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 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...)

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...)

Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET to Play TNC, 3/26-4/26Misha Shulman's MARTYRS STREET to Play TNC, 3/26-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 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...)

August Strindberg Rep to Present KRISTINA, 3/13-29August Strindberg Rep to Present KRISTINA, 3/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 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 March 13 to 29 translated from the Swedish by Wendy Weckwerth, directed by Whitney Aronson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Czech Marionettes in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OY! HANNUKAH, MERRY KWANZAA at La MaMaPhoto Flash: Czech Marionettes in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OY! HANNUKAH, MERRY KWANZAA at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre will perform 'A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa' from today, December 5 to 14, 2014 in The Club at La MaMa, 74A East Fourth Street. The show is an adaptation of Dickens' classic with Old World accents and New World inclusiveness. Adapted and directed by Vit Horejs, it features over 30 puppets by Milos Kasal and holiday songs in Czech, English, Hebrew & Swahili. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

MISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg RepMISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

From October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

Photo Flash: Czech Marionettes in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OY! HANNUKAH, MERRY KWANZAA at La MaMaPhoto Flash: Czech Marionettes in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OY! HANNUKAH, MERRY KWANZAA at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre will perform 'A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa' from December 5 to 14, 2014 in The Club at La MaMa, 74A East Fourth Street. The show is an adaptation of Dickens' classic with Old World accents and New World inclusiveness. Adapted and directed by Vit Horejs, it features over 30 puppets by Milos Kasal and holiday songs in Czech, English, Hebrew & Swahili. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

MISS JULIE Runs Now thru 11/8 at August Strindberg RepMISS JULIE Runs Now thru 11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

From today, October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

Photo Flash: SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN Begins Tonight at TNCPhoto Flash: SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN Begins Tonight at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Nino, an Italian film maker with a strong resemblance to Federico Fellini, is in an artistic crisis. Every new work is, for him, an artistic crisis. So he goes to bed with a multitude of women, seeking ideas and stimulation, feeding on them both humanly and artistically. Nino is sexually impotent until he gets a good idea, and then he's hellfire. But his sexual partners, all artists in their own right, are not satisfied. Rallied by a wealthy feminist American widow, they decide that to be a muse is to be exploited. So they exact revenge by making a movie of Nino's life and fantasies, Candid Camera-Style. Thus unfolds 'Six Passionate Women' by Mario Fratti, a play inspired by the playwright's personal acquaintance with Fellini, whom he covered closely as a journalist in the late 1950s. It combines a serious disquisition on the creative mind with recurring themes of Fratti's plays: betrayal, jealousy and sexual politics. Theater for the New City will present the piece today, October 9 to 26, directed by Stephan Morrow. Dennis Parlato, as the film maker, heads a cast of eight that is peppered with Broadway vets. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

New 'Eco-Drama' EXTREME WHETHER Runs Now thru 10/26 at TNCNew 'Eco-Drama' EXTREME WHETHER Runs Now thru 10/26 at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

'Extreme Whether,' a new 'eco-drama' written and directed by Karen Malpede, centers on an embattled American climate scientist living in an idyllic wilderness estate in the Northeast Coast. Set during the record-hot summers of 2004 and 2012, the play pits the scientist against his twin sister in a no-holds barred family struggle over land ownership and the future use of their wilderness estate. In one corner is John Bjornson, a composite of famous climatologists. In the other is his twin sister, Jeanne, an energy spokeswoman married to a skeptical lobbyist. Actor Jeff McCarthy ('Cheers,' 'Urinetown,' 'Chicago') heads the cast of six as the scientist. Theater Three Collaborative and Theater for the New City will present the work at TNC today, October 2 to 26, 2014, directed by the author. (more...)

MISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg RepMISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

From October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dennis Parlato, Donna Vivino and More in SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN at TNCPhoto Flash: First Look at Dennis Parlato, Donna Vivino and More in SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Nino, an Italian film maker with a strong resemblance to Federico Fellini, is in an artistic crisis. Every new work is, for him, an artistic crisis. So he goes to bed with a multitude of women, seeking ideas and stimulation, feeding on them both humanly and artistically. Nino is sexually impotent until he gets a good idea, and then he's hellfire. But his sexual partners, all artists in their own right, are not satisfied. Rallied by a wealthy feminist American widow, they decide that to be a muse is to be exploited. So they exact revenge by making a movie of Nino's life and fantasies, Candid Camera-Style. Thus unfolds 'Six Passionate Women' by Mario Fratti, a play inspired by the playwright's personal acquaintance with Fellini, whom he covered closely as a journalist in the late 1950s. It combines a serious disquisition on the creative mind with recurring themes of Fratti's plays: betrayal, jealousy and sexual politics. Theater for the New City will present the piece October 9 to 26, directed by Stephan Morrow. Dennis Parlato, as the film maker, heads a cast of eight that is peppered with Broadway vets. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

New 'Eco-Drama' EXTREME WHETHER to Run 10/2-26 at TNCNew 'Eco-Drama' EXTREME WHETHER to Run 10/2-26 at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Extreme Whether,' a new 'eco-drama' written and directed by Karen Malpede, centers on an embattled American climate scientist living in an idyllic wilderness estate in the Northeast Coast. Set during the record-hot summers of 2004 and 2012, the play pits the scientist against his twin sister in a no-holds barred family struggle over land ownership and the future use of their wilderness estate. In one corner is John Bjornson, a composite of famous climatologists. In the other is his twin sister, Jeanne, an energy spokeswoman married to a skeptical lobbyist. Actor Jeff McCarthy ('Cheers,' 'Urinetown,' 'Chicago') heads the cast of six as the scientist. Theater Three Collaborative and Theater for the New City will present the work at TNC October 2 to 26, 2014, directed by the author. (more...)

EMERGENCY!!! OR THE WORLD TAKES A SELFIE Opens TNC Street Theater's 2014 Tour TodayEMERGENCY!!! OR THE WORLD TAKES A SELFIE Opens TNC Street Theater's 2014 Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 38th annual tour today, August 2 with 'EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie,' a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. (more...)

EMERGENCY!!! OR THE WORLD TAKES A SELFIE to Open TNC Street Theater's 2014 Tour, 8/2EMERGENCY!!! OR THE WORLD TAKES A SELFIE to Open TNC Street Theater's 2014 Tour, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 38th annual tour August 2 with 'EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie,' a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 14. The piece has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by Joseph Vernon Banks. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Brings HAMLET to Bryant Park, Now thru 5/31Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Brings HAMLET to Bryant Park, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

To honor Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Bryant Park Corporation and The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot will present 'Hamlet' in Bryant Park today, May 15 to 31, 2014. It is Bryant Park's first Shakespeare production and The Drilling Company's first Shakespeare production outside the municipal parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets, where its intrepid, bare-boned productions have become a New York tradition. (more...)

Western Wind Ensemble to Perform at TNC, 6/6-8Western Wind Ensemble to Perform at TNC, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

To celebrate its 45th Anniversary, Western Wind Ensemble (www.westernwind.org), the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet, will perform the historically important but rarely heard 'L'Amfiparnaso' by Orazio Vecchi at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., June 6 to 8. The piece is a madrigal comedy from 1594 that sets a commedia dell' arte scenario in the late 16th-century madrigal style. It might be the earliest musical comedy ever written. The singers, singing in Italian and various local dialects such as Venetian and Bolognese, will be joined by a master mime who will help bring the characters and action to life. The production is directed by Gama Valle. (more...)

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