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Dario D'Ambrosi to Helm MEDEA with Chorus from Teatro Patologico at La MaMa, 10/8-18Dario D'Ambrosi to Helm MEDEA with Chorus from Teatro Patologico at La MaMa, 10/8-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

To share an electrifying and distinguished work from Italy with a larger audience, La MaMa E.T.C. will present Teatro Patologico (Pathological Theater) from Rome in 'MEDEA,' adapted and directed by Dario D'Ambrosi, October 8 to 18, 2015 in its Ellen Stewart Theater, 66 East 4th Street. (more...)

August Strindberg's THE STORM to Play the Gene Frankel Theatre This FallAugust Strindberg's THE STORM to Play the Gene Frankel Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre will present Strindberg's THE STORM, adapted and directed by Robert Greer, October 4 to 30 as part of an exploration of the author's final works.The piece deals with the marriage foibles of an elderly government minister.Strindberg named it Opus 1 of his 'Chamber Plays' and wrote it for his Intimate Theater in Stockholm, where it was produced in 1907-8.It will be performed in rotating repertory during the month of October with BURNT HOUSE,Opus 2 of the Chamber Plays, which is also adapted by Robert Greer but directed by Whitney Gail Aronson.Both productions are at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, where August Strindberg Rep is the resident company. (more...)

Hershey Felder Presents JAMAICA FAREWELL at Royal George TheatreHershey Felder Presents JAMAICA FAREWELL at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances begin at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, on Tuesday September 8, and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. All tickets are $50 for all performances. (more...)

Matthew Paul Olmos Receives Arizona Theatre Company's National Latino Playwriting AwardMatthew Paul Olmos Receives Arizona Theatre Company's National Latino Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Matthew Paul Olmos'sthe living life of the daughter mirahas been named the winner of Arizona Theatre Company's 2015 National Latino Playwriting Award (NLPA), and the recipient of the $1000 prize. 2015 marks the 20thyear of the competition. (more...)

Nikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening TonightNikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, leadLCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. PRELUDES, a world premiere and the first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, began performances onMay 23 and openstonight, June 15, runningthrough Sunday, July 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Ben Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES to Close This MonthBen Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES to Close This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

BAD WITH MONEY, Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means --performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES --will conclude its run at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) on June 21. (more...)

Dood Paard to Present BOTOX ANGELSDood Paard to Present BOTOX ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

From Dood Paard ('Dead Horse') Theatre in Amsterdam comes 'Botox Angels,' a play about militant female sexuality which is abundant in sultry dialogue, jealousy and emotional violence. Three clownish lesbian characters, named Swift, Cocky and Deedee, negotiate shifting power relationships, juggle dildos and fake breasts, play dress-up games and cross swords about men, breast reductions, philosphy versus banality and emotion versus rationality. Written by Rob de Graaf, translated into English by Paul Evans, it is performed by Ellen Goemans, Janneke Remmers and Manja Topper, all from Holland. La MaMa presents the work's American premiere June 25 to 28, coinciding with Gay Pride Weekend. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More Head Off-Broadway for LCT3's New Musical PRELUDESNikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More Head Off-Broadway for LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, begin rehearsals today for the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Receives 2015 Rosetta LeNoire Award from AEAWeston Playhouse Theatre Company Receives 2015 Rosetta LeNoire Award from AEA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Last weekend in New York, Weston Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Steve Stettler accepted the 2015 Rosetta LeNoire Award from the Actors' Equity Association. The award, named after noted actor and producer Rosetta LeNoire, is given in recognition of outstanding artistic contributions that highlight the universality of the human spirit through diversity in casting and programming, and for commitment to cultivating new works by writers of all ages and cultural backgrounds. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY & PATTI ISSUES Extend Into JuneBen Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY & PATTI ISSUES Extend Into June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

BAD WITH MONEY, Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means - performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES - will be extended at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through June 21. Ben was featured in today's New York Times and a recent interview on WNYC / New York Public Radio, available to listen here. In a recent four star review from Time Out New York, BAD WITH MONEY was hailed as "light, funny" and "vividly personal," as well as "courageously honest, keenly specific and emotionally naked" by The Advocate. PATTI ISSUES, which ran for a year at the same venue and subsequently toured the country and abroad, explores his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. The pieces will be performed on alternating Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM through April 29 and then various days and times through June 21. Both shows are written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. (more...)

Eric Coble's FAIRFIELD to Make World Premiere at Cleveland Play HouseEric Coble's FAIRFIELD to Make World Premiere at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Cleveland Play House's 99th season will draw to a close with an equal dose of hilarity and heart with the world premiere production of Fairfield. (more...)

Frances Black Projects to Present THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD, 4/9-12Frances Black Projects to Present THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD, 4/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Frances Black Projects presents The Most Beautiful Thing in the World. Written and performed by Gabriel Levey, co-created with Kate Tarker, directed by Carter Gill and designed by Paul Lieber. April 9-12 at Cloud City, 85 North 1stStreet, Brooklyn. Tickets are $18 and available online atwww.francesblackprojects.com. (more...)

Jim Nue's THE FLOATONES Set for 20th Anniversary Revival at La MaMa, 5/1-10Jim Nue's THE FLOATONES Set for 20th Anniversary Revival at La MaMa, 5/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In Jim Neu's musical 'The Floatones,' four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. 'The Floatones' debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, March 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010. (more...)

La MaMa to Revive THE FLOATONES in Honor of its 20th AnniversaryLa MaMa to Revive THE FLOATONES in Honor of its 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In Jim Neu's musical 'The Floatones,' four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. 'The Floatones' debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, March 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010. (more...)

Richard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This SpringRichard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

Yara Arts Group Adds HITTING BEDROCK to SeasonYara Arts Group Adds HITTING BEDROCK to Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

With a decisive battle mounting in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, Yara Arts Group has chosen to replace its upcoming production of 'Dark Night Bright Stars,' a play based on the friendship of a Ukrainian painter with an African-American actor in 1858, with 'Hitting Bedrock,' a new work based on first-person testimonials of refugees from Donetsk and people stranded there. La MaMa E.T.C. will present the piece February 20 to March 8 in its First Floor Theater 74A East Fourth Street, Manhattan. Virlana Tkacz directs. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Extends BAD WITH MONEY Through April 29 in Rep With PATTI ISSUESBen Rimalower Extends BAD WITH MONEY Through April 29 in Rep With PATTI ISSUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means -- will be performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through April 29. PATTI ISSUES, which ran for a year at the same venue and subsequently toured the country and abroad, explores his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. The pieces will be performed on alternating Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM. Both shows are written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. (more...)

Elia Schneider to Return to La MaMa with JUDGMENT ON A GRAY BEACH, 3/6-15Elia Schneider to Return to La MaMa with JUDGMENT ON A GRAY BEACH, 3/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Elia Schneider, formerly of Venezuela, is known for hauntingly visual productions which transcend language with strong imagery and a dreamlike fresco of movement and design. In 'Judgment on a Gray Beach,' her newest work, themes of exile and totalitarianism are explored by a condemned man--he knows not for what--on a beach populated with ten sheepish antiheroes who agree to obey absurd laws and nonsensical orders. Will he escape or return for punishment? La MaMa E.T.C., her theatrical home in New York, will present the work's world premiere March 6 to 15 in its Ellen Stewart Theater, 66 East 4th Street. (more...)

JUDGMENT ON A GRAY BEACH to Run 3/6-15 at La MaMaJUDGMENT ON A GRAY BEACH to Run 3/6-15 at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Elia Schneider, formerly of Venezuela, is known for hauntingly visual productions which transcend language with strong imagery and a dreamlike fresco of movement and design. In 'Judgment on a Gray Beach,' her newest work, themes of exile and totalitarianism are explored by a condemned man--he knows not for what--on a beach populated with ten sheepish antiheroes who agree to obey absurd laws and nonsensical orders. Will he escape or return for punishment? La MaMa E.T.C., her theatrical home in New York, will present the work's world premiere March 6 to 15 in its Ellen Stewart Theater, 66 East 4th Street. (more...)

Yara Arts Group's DARK NIGHT BRIGHT STARS Runs 2/20-3/8 at La MaMaYara Arts Group's DARK NIGHT BRIGHT STARS Runs 2/20-3/8 at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

'Dark Night Bright Stars' by Yara Arts Group, directed by Virlana Tkacz, recreates the meeting of Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), the great Ukrainian poet and painter, and Ira Aldridge (1807-1867), the African-American actor who was much honored in Europe. La MaMa E.T.C. will present the American premiere of the work February 20 to March 8 in its First Floor Theater 74A East Fourth Street, Manhattan. (more...)

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