Karen Finley News

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...)

FAMILY FURNITURE, Starring McCormick, Scolari & Keenan-Bolger, to Make World Premiere at the Flea, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 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 November 12 - December 22 at The Flea (41 White Street between Church and Broadway in Tribeca). (more...)

The Kitchen Presents Neal Medlyn's KING, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

The Kitchen welcomes back Neal Medlyn for the world premiere of King, the seventh and final work in his series of performance pieces built around pop stars. With King, Medlyn turns his attention to the pop star par excellence: Michael Jackson. (more...)

The Kitchen Welcomes Back Neal Medlyn for KING World Premiere, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

The Kitchen welcomes back Neal Medlyn for the world premiere of King, the seventh and final work in his series of performance pieces built around pop stars. With King, Medlyn turns his attention to the pop star par excellence: Michael Jackson. King will contain radical reinterpretations of famous Michael Jackson songs, outside text (from Maxim Gorky's My Childhood, among other sources), some of Medlyn's personal biography and various elements of show business. (more...)

David Drake's TAWNY, TELL ME TRUE! Begins Tonight at the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

Obie Award-winning playwright/performer David Drake, who most recently headlined an all-star ensemble benefit of his landmark show The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS last spring, returns to the New York stage with TAWNY, TELL ME TRUE. Written by and starring Drake, this drag tragicomedy with music will be directed by Robert La Fosse (Tony Award nominee for Jerome Robbins' Broadway) featuring musical direction by Lance Cruce (Joan River's longtime pianist, Karen Finley's Make Love), original music by Trevor Kuprel, and video by Ned Stresen Reuter. Performances begin October 19th at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

THE JACKIE LOOK Encore Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Kennedy Assassination Nov. 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Karen Finley, the First Lady of Performance Art, will present an encore engagement of her critically acclaimed new work THE JACKIE LOOK at Baruch Performing Arts Center. It will be presented for one night only, Thursday, November 21, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. (more...)

The Kitchen to Present Neal Medlyn's KING, 10/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Kitchen welcomes back Neal Medlyn for the world premiere of King, the seventh and final work in his series of performance pieces built around pop stars. With King, Medlyn turns his attention to the pop star par excellence: Michael Jackson. (more...)

MARY-KATE OLSEN IS IN LOVE Begins November 1 at The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2013

The Flea Theater has announced the World Premiere of Mallery Avidon's MARY-KATE OLSEN IS IN LOVE. This satire about love and growing-up and "being real" will be directed by Flea Resident Director Kristen Seemel and feature members of The Bats. Previews begin November 1 with opening slated for November 18. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "this witty and wise play by on-the-rise writer Mallery Avidon tackles the notion of love, sex and marriage and the challenges of 20-somethings who think they know how to have it all." (more...)

The Flea's SARAH FLOOD IN SALEM MASS Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of SARAH FLOOD IN SALEM MASS by Obie Award winner Adriano Shaplin (Pig Iron's Hell Meets Henry Halfway). This radical re-telling of the events leading up to the Salem Witch Trials will be directed by Rebecca Wright featuring members of The Bats. Previews begin tonight, September 24 with opening slated for October 6. The Flea's Producing Director Carol Ostrow says, 'bringing Shaplin's work and his team of collaborators together with The Bats will be one of the most combustible theatrical events of the season.' (more...)

WORDS FOR PEACE and Karen Finley Set for DWOW Series, 9/11 & Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

DiverseWorks has announced its continuing DWOW events as part of its DiverseWorks todays series. Details below! (more...)

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