La Mama E.T.C. News

Mount Tremper Arts to Stage World Premiere of JACK SPICER'S BILLY THE KID, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The Theatre of a Two-headed Calf Jack Spicer's Billy the Kid (WORLD PREMIERE) By Brendan Connelly, Brooke O'Harra, and Lisa D'Amour Featuring songs by Brendan Connelly performed by Connelly and Rick Burkhardt Mount Tremper Arts (647 South Plank Rd in Mount Tremper, NY) $20; mounttremperarts.org; 845-688-9893 Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26 at 8:00 pm (more...)

Hershey Felder is Leonard Bernstein, at The Town Hall, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The story and music of the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein comes to life on stage whenThe Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes presents Maestro Bernstein, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (Broadway's GeorgeGershwin Alone). Directed by Joel Zwick, Maestro Bernstein plays one night only, Thursday, July 17 at 8PMat The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street.) (more...)

BOOK OF LIZ to Return to Custom Made Theatre, 7/10-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Custom Made is thrilled to bring back The Book of Liz for a fourth hysterical run, after setting box office records in 2009, 2011, and 2013. This year, James Nelson brings his directorial eye to the popular 'LizFest.' (more...)

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY Coming to Hollywood Fringe, 6/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY, the critically acclaimed multimedia solo show with the music and artworks of Woody Guthrie, written and performed by Randy Noojin, will perform as part of Hollywood Fringe at Theatre Asylum's Elephant Studio, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd, 90038 on Friday, June 20 @ 10pm, Saturday, June 21 @ 4pm, Monday, June 23 @ 8:30pm, Thursday, June 26th @ 10pm, Saturday, June 28 @ 5:30pm. Tickets are $15 or pay-what-you-can and can be purchased at HollywoodFringe.org, HFF14.org/1678 or at the door. (more...)

*MARK Set for La Mama's First Floor Theatre, 5/29-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

La Mama E.T.C., in association with the Magis Theatre Company's Logos Project, presents *mark, performed by George Drance, directed by Luann Jennings, with original music composed by internationally acclaimed, award winning composer Elizabeth Swados. (more...)

Alexander Sharp & More to Star in CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Casting has been announced for the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond to Bring LOVE IS CRAZY! to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/21-22
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

After sold-out performances in New York and Paris, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes cabaret legend and 'trans-genre' artist Justin Vivian Bond with Love is Crazy, an evening to celebrate love and all its complications - Saturday, June 21 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, June 22 (7 p.m.). Under the musical direction of Lance Horne, audiences can expect the unexpected with a mix of original songs from Mx Bond's records "Dendrophile" and "Silver Wells," along with songs associated with v's stage and film appearances, including John Cameron Mitchell's "Shortbus" and the recent off-Broadway hit Bertolt Brecht's A Man's A Man. Tickets for Justin Vivian Bond range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Julia Jarcho's NOMADS to Run 5/30-6/15 at Incubator Arts Project
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

NOMADS, written by Julia Jarcho and directed by Alice Reagan, will run May 30-June 15, 2014 at 8pm, Saturday June 6 at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday June 15 at 5pm & 8pm at Incubator Arts Project. (more...)

Richard Dresser's BELOW THE BELT Opens at Westbeth Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Delving into the darkly absurd corners of corporate America and middle-man-purgatory, director Michael Sladek makes his NYC stage debut with a fresh production of Below the Belt by acclaimed playwright, Richard Dresser. Presented by Black Lodge Theater, the work will be staged in the old boiler room of the iconic Westbeth Center for the Arts. (more...)

Weekend Reminder - Can't Miss PATTI ISSUES Solo Show to Play Miami Beach on May 9th
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

PATTI ISSUES, the hit Off-Broadway play is set to play Miami Beach on Friday, May 9th at 8pm (presented by legendary Broadway and concert producer-director Richard Jay-Alexander in association with Edison Farrow and South Beach Cabaret) at The Cabaret South Beach (233 12th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139). (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Extends thru May 21 at Thick House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson - A world premiere production in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco has been extended! Due to popular demand - six Performances have been added! Now playing thru May 21, 2014. (more...)

JAMAICA FAREWELL Begins Tonight at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2014

Soho Playhouse presents the award-winning and critically acclaimed JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick ('My Big Fat Greek Wedding'), with performances beginning tonight, April 27 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, May 4 at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

La Mama Presents Kinding Sindaw in PAGBABALIK: TRACING THE PATH HOME, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

'Pagbabalik: Tracing the Path Home' by Kinding Sindaw (http://kindingsindaw.org), the New York-based southern Philippine performance troupe, entwines a contemporary story of the modern Philipines with a dramatic adaptation of the third chapter of the epic Derangen. The Derangen is a Mindanao epic shared by the Maranao, Maguindanao and Iranun tribes of the southern Philippines which celebrates episodes from regional history and stories of the tribulations of mythical heroes. This splendorous new work of dance theater is conceived and directed by Potri Ranka Manis, the daughter of a Sultan of the Maranao people of Mindanao, a true modern-day princess and tradition-bearer. La Mama E.T.C. will present the piece today, April 24 to 27 in its Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East Fourth Street. (more...)

PAGBABALIK Runs Now thru 4/27 at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

La MaMa ETC presents resident artist Kinding Sindaw's production of Pagbabalik (Tracing the Path Home), a piece that explores the migratory experience of displaced indigenous peoples of the Southern Philippines, tonight, April 24th-27th at La MaMa ETC, Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery. The performance runs 90 minutes and includes live music, dance, storytelling, and videography. (more...)

Soho Rep Presents Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's AN OCTOROON, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Soho Rep presents the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon, directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson. The production, tonight, April 23, through May 18, concludes a banner New York season for the celebrated playwright, whose Appropriate made its New York premiere February 25-April 6 at Signature Theatre. (more...)

Richard Dresser's BELOW THE BELT to Open 5/8 at Westbeth Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Delving into the darkly absurd corners of corporate America and middle-man-purgatory, director Michael Sladek makes his NYC stage debut with a fresh production of Below the Belt by acclaimed playwright, Richard Dresser. Presented by Black Lodge Theater, the work will be staged in the old boiler room of the iconic Westbeth Center for the Arts. (more...)

Julia Jarcho's NOMADS Set for Incubator Arts Project, 5/30-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NOMADS, written by Julia Jarcho and directed by Alice Reagan, will perform May 30-June 15, 2014 at 8pm, Saturday June 6 at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday June 15 at 5pm & 8pm. (more...)

Theodora Skipitares to Bring THE CHAIRS to LaMama, 5/22-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

In Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece, 'The Chairs,' an elderly couple set out chairs for an audience to listen to a world-changing pronouncement from an orator who turns out to be a deaf-mute. Puppet theater maestro Theodora Skipitares wondered what would happen if the chairs themselves were world-changers. Her newest work, 'The Chairs,' presented by La Mama E.T.C. May 22 to June 8, is a response to Ionesco, but that's where the similarity ends. Skipitares' chairs are incarnations of people like Malala, Stephen Hawking and Nelson Mandela and their messages are, well, not absurd. (more...)

August Strindberg Rep Presents TO DAMASCUS, PART 1, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

August Strindberg's 'To Damascus, Part 1' will be adapted to Harlem, 1962 in the next production of August Strindberg Repertory Theatre (www.strindberg.org). The play will be presented with a multi-racial cast today, April 18 to May 11 at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street (East Village). (more...)

Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

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