Karen Finley News

The Flea's Sold-Out, Late-Night Hit #serials@theflea Announces 2014 Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

#serials@theflea is a raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC's hottest young playwrights and directors. This event, which runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm*, includes 1 FREE beer with the purchase of a ticket. All tickets are only $12. (more...)

Albee-Inspired MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL Begins 9/12 at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Slightly Altered States Theater Company presents the World Premiere of MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, an absurdist comedy by Sari Caine, directed by Sherri Eden Barber. Inspired by Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the play was a PlayPenn 2013 semi-finalist and short-listed for both the 24/7 (UK) and the Ronald Duncan Award (UK). Previews begin September 12 at The Flea Theater with opening slated for Monday, September 22. (more...)

23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, at Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering celebration of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud that HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. (more...)

Chris Tanner's FOOTBALL HEAD to Open 6/20 at LaMaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Chris Tanner returns to The Club at La MaMa this June for the world premiere of Football Head: tales of shame and humiliation. (more...)

Joshua Cohen Named New General Manager of The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced the addition of two key members to the small but mighty Flea team. Joshua Cohen comes to The Flea following seven years at Roundabout Theatre Company, where he rose to the position of Manager for Financial Reporting. (more...)

The 23rd Annual HOT!, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture to Play Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Artistic Director) presents the 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering festival of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud the HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. This year's HOT!, featuring hundreds of participating artists presenting their newest creations, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place, located at 161A Chrystie Street in New York City. (more...)

The Flea to Present Stephen Lang in BEYOND GLORY, 6/5-6
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced Stephen Lang's BEYOND GLORY. Lang brings the stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients to the stage in this exciting one-man show adapted from Larry Smith's bestselling book, Beyond Glory. As a tribute to fallen soldiers, Lang has performed the show on military bases and on the floor of Congress as well as on Broadway. In the fall of 2013 filming began on a documentary Beyond Glory: Tour of Duty, following Lang as he toured the show throughout the Heartland and to the front lines in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Now he brings the show and the film crew to The Flea, in order to document the play in its entirety. (more...)

Chris Tanner's FOOTBALL HEAD Comes to La Mama, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

La MaMa will present Chris Tanner's 'Football Head: tales of shame and humiliation', running June 20-29, 2014. Tanner returns to The Club at La MaMa this June for the world premiere of his show. (more...)

The Flea Extends THE MYSTERIES Through 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced the extension of the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of the Bible. Playwrights commissioned by Jim Simpson and Carol Ostrow including Tony Award and Academy Award winners and nominees David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and Jeff Whitty; Flea alumni, Mallery Avidon, Trista Baldwin, Erin Courtney, Yussef El Guindi, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, Nick Jones, Qui Nguyen, and Jenny Schwartz; and a host of notable newcomers, Marc Acito, Johnna Adams, Liz Duffy Adams, Bill Cain, CollaborationTown, Jorge Ignacio Cortiņas, Eisa Davis, Gabriel Jason Dean, Chris Dimond, Madeleine George, Kate Gersten, Sevan K. Greene, Kirsten Greenidge, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Lucas Hnath, Ann Marie Healy, Meghan Kennedy, Kimber Lee, Kenneth Lin, Laura Marks, Ellen McLaughlin, Michael Mitnick, Don Nguyen, Dael Orlandersmith, A. Rey Pamatmat, Max Posner, Kate Moira Ryan, Najla Said, Jordan Seavey, Matthew Stephen Smith, Lloyd Suh, Jason Williamson and Bess Wohl join together to tell the entire History of Man's Salvation in 52 episodes from The Fall of Lucifer through and including Judgment Day. (more...)

Andrew Schneider to Receive 2014 Tom Murrin Performance Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Dixon Place has announced the recipient of the 2014 (second annual) Tom Murrin Performance Award, a.k.a. 'The Tommy.' Intended to a transformative career opportunity to an early career NYC-based artistic or company, this year's award will be presented to Andrew Schneider, a performance / interactive-electronics artist who was previously a seven-year member of the Wooster Group. The second annual Tommy Award presentation will take place at Dixon Place (161a Chrystie Street, New York City) on Sunday, April 27th at 7:30PM. The awards celebration - featuring a special appearance by the 2013 Tommy Award winner, talk-of-the-town performance company ANIMALS, as well as Tom Murrin's wife, Patricia Sullivan -- will be the final stop of a parade of spontaneous outdoor performances, which will commence at closing of the Tom Murrin Full Moon Performance Festival at La Mama. The parade will begin approximately at 6:45pm and travel from East 4th Street to Dixon Place. The Tommy Award party at Dixon Place is FREE, with a cash bar all night. (more...)

David Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of The Bible. (more...)

PEN World Voices International Play Festival and More Set for Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's Spring 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 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...)

MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER Extends Through 3/1 at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and brisk ticket sales, The Flea Theater is proud to announce a second extension of MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER through March 1st. This World Premiere by Brian Watkins is directed by Flea Resident Director Danya Taymor (I Hate Mexicans) and features members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. (more...)

MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER Extends Through Feb 22 at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand The Flea Theater has announced a limited extension of MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER through February 22nd. This World Premiere by Brian Watkins is directed by Flea Resident Director Danya Taymor (I Hate Mexicans) and features members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. (more...)

David Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More to Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of The Bible. (more...)

Lewis Black and Sarah Jessica Parker Set for the Flea's RAISING A JOYFUL HELL Benefit, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Welcome in the New Year with The Flea Theater on Monday, January 13 at The Raising A Joyful Hell Benefit. The event honors playwright A.R. Gurney and philanthropists Nancy and Fred Poses for their contributions to The Flea and will feature a variety show starring comedian Lewis Black, actors Tina Benko, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jay O. Sanders and James Waterston, pianist Anthony De Mare, LAVA acrobatic dance and the singing ensemble The Lobbyists as well as members of The Bat Theater Company, the resident artists of The Flea in a preview performance of The Mysteries. (more...)

MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER to Begin Performances 1/15 at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of Brian Watkins' My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer. It will be directed by Flea Resident Director Danya Taymor (I Hate Mexicans) featuring members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin January 15 with opening slated for January 25. (more...)

FAMILY FURNITURE, Starring McCormick, Scolari & Keenan-Bolger, Makes World Premiere at the Flea Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

The Flea Theater invites you to the World Premiere of FAMILY FURNITURE by A.R. Gurney. It is directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail (In The Heights) starring Carolyn McCormick (Law & Order), Peter Scolari (Girls, Newhart, Bosom Buddies), and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) with newcomers Ismenia Mendes and Molly Nordin. Performances run tonight, November 12 - December 22 at The Flea (41 White Street between Church and Broadway in Tribeca). (more...)

The Flea to Host Special Performance of TRANSATLANTICA with Former Bats, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

The Flea Theater announces a one night only performance of TRANSATLANTICA by Kenny Finkle, directed by Tim Cummings and featuring original Bat Company Members reprising their roles: Tim Cummings (The Normal Heart, The Fountain Theatre in LA), Greg Keller (NYTW's Belleville, Wit with Cynthia Nixon), Jennifer McKenna, Alfredo Narcisso (The Motherf***er with the Hat), Jack O'Neill (Baal), Beth Tapper and Irene Walsh. (more...)

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers Announces November 2013 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers announces November 2013 events. (more...)

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