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HB Studio to Produce 2016-17 Benefit SeriesHB Studio to Produce 2016-17 Benefit Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, is shaking things up this year for their annual benefit. This year HB Studio is bringing attention back to its roots, and back to the process of making great theater. Instead of one big benefit bash honoring esteemed alumni and colleagues (such as Fritz Weaver, Austin Pendleton, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Eric Bentley and David Hyde Pierce, Amanda Peet and Lee Grant, Tony Walton and Katie Finneran, Alfred Molina), HB will be hosting a series of intimate benefit performances featuring notable HB alumni and friends, exclusively produced in the HB Playwrights Theater. First up for the exciting 2016-17 season is: (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/15/2016
by - Oct 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/15/2016. (more...)

Kate Grimes Joins Starry 'RIGHT YOU ARE' Benefit Reading at Cherry LaneKate Grimes Joins Starry 'RIGHT YOU ARE' Benefit Reading at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Just one week until the star-studded reading of RIGHT YOU ARE (IF YOU THINK YOU ARE) by Luigi Pirandello. Featuring Brian Murray, Laura Esterman, Lynn Cohen, Reg Rogers, Angela Pietropinto, Zoe Anastassiou, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Joel Bernstein and Kate Grimes, the reading is adapted and directed by John Martello. It will take place next Monday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherry Lane Theatre. (more...)

Star-Studded Cast Set for Benefit Reading of Pirandello's 'RIGHT YOU ARE' at Cherry LaneStar-Studded Cast Set for Benefit Reading of Pirandello's 'RIGHT YOU ARE' at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

RIGHT YOU ARE (IF YOU THINK YOU ARE)  by Luigi Pirandello will receive a staged reading adapted and directed by John Martello on Monday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherry Lane Theatre (39 Commerce Street) featuring a first-rate cast. (more...)

Colt Coeur Kicks Off 3rd Annual #ParityPlaysFest TodayColt Coeur Kicks Off 3rd Annual #ParityPlaysFest Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Colt Coeur Artistic Director Adrienne Campbell-Holt and Festival Associate Producer Brittany Coyne announce the line-up for the company's 3rd Annual #ParityPlaysFest celebrating the work of female & trans playwrights & directors. (more...)

Colt Coeur Sets Line-Up for 3rd Annual #ParityPlaysFestColt Coeur Sets Line-Up for 3rd Annual #ParityPlaysFest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Colt Coeur Artistic Director Adrienne Campbell-Holt and Festival Associate Producer Brittany Coyne announce the line-up for the company's 3rd Annual #ParityPlaysFest celebrating the work of female & trans playwrights & directors. (more...)

Ain Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts CenterAin Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

1972: Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: 'I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.' The latest work by renowned theatre artist Ain Gordon, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, is a new play drawn from the 217 boxes of archive materials from national LGBT activist of Dr. John Fryer discovered by Ain Gordon during his two-year embedded artist status at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). This new work is set to run, May 5-7, at the Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Painted Bride and Historical Society of Pennsylvania members can save $5. Tickets and more information are available online at www.paintedbride.org or by phone at 215.925.9914. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with THE WOMAN HATER, Featuring Veanne Cox & MoreRed Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with THE WOMAN HATER, Featuring Veanne Cox & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Frances Burney's The Woman Hater, directed by Everett Quinton,  on Monday April 18th at 7:30pm, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Bill Army, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox, Clifton Duncan, Laura Esterman, Susannah Flood, Emily Gardner Hall, Susan Heyward, Matthew Saldivar, Auden Thornton, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Jenne Vath, Nick Westrate, and more.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Heidi Armbruster & More to Take Part in Keen Teens Benefit Reading Next WeekLauren Molina, Heidi Armbruster & More to Take Part in Keen Teens Benefit Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present a benefit reading in honor of the Tenth Season of Keen Teens on Monday March 21st at The Clurman Theatre, Theatre Row.   Casts will feature current Keen Teens, KT alumni, and professional actors including Heidi Armbruster, Laura Esterman, Peter Jay Fernandez, Autumn Hurlbert, Ted Koch, KK Moggie, Lauren Molina, Chris Perfetti, Jay Russell, Conor Ryan, and Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein as 'Principal Forsman.' All proceeds from the 10th Anniversary Readings will help support the continued growth of the Keen Teens program. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS Festival Opens Today at The Wild ProjectClubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS Festival Opens Today at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Wild Project has announced its currently running and upcoming events for May and June 2015. Details below! (more...)

Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS Festival Coming Up at The Wild ProjectClubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS Festival Coming Up at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The Wild Project has announced its currently running and upcoming events for May and June 2015. Details below! (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Sets Full Schedule & Casting for 20th Annual SUMMERWORKSClubbed Thumb Sets Full Schedule & Casting for 20th Annual SUMMERWORKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb is proud to announce casting for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. Now in its 20th season, SUMMERWORKS will run May 20th through June 29th at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan, and will feature productions of three new plays: D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH by Jerry Lieblich, directed by Lee Sunday Evans; CARD AND GIFT by Kate E. Ryan, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll; and MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by Will Davis. Festival passes are now on sale at https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb/store/passes, and individual tickets can be purchased at https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb. (more...)

ANNAPURNA Ends Off-Broadway Run, 6/1ANNAPURNA Ends Off-Broadway Run, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The New Group opened the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, on April 21. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will officially end its run on June 1. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Enid Graham, Jay O. Sanders and More Set for Red Bull Theater's THE ALCESTIAD Reading, 4/19Michael Cerveris, Enid Graham, Jay O. Sanders and More Set for Red Bull Theater's THE ALCESTIAD Reading, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

On Monday May 19, 7:30pm, Red Bull Theater will present a staged reading of THE ALCESTIAD and its satyr play THE DRUNKEN SISTERS by Thornton Wilder, featuring Michael Braun, Justin Blanchard, Michael Cerveris, Joel de la Fuente, Clifton Duncan, Laura Esterman, Stephen Friedrich, Philip Goodwin, Enid Graham, Caitlin O'Connell, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Valentino Sella, Greg Sullivan, Sam Tsoutsouvas and Paxton Whitehead. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of New Group's INTIMACYPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of New Group's INTIMACY
by Walter McBride - Jan 30, 2014

The New Group continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of Intimacy, a new play by Thomas Bradshaw. Directed by Scott Elliott, Intimacy features David Anzuelo, Austin Cauldwell, Ella Dershowitz, Laura Esterman, Daniel Gerroll, Dea Julien and Keith Randolph Smith. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through March 8 at TheNew Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: INTIMACY Is Too Dull To Be ShockingBWW Reviews: INTIMACY Is Too Dull To Be Shocking
by Michael Dale - Jan 29, 2014

Thomas Bradshaw is at it again. (more...)

Photo Flash: The New Group's INTIMACY Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: The New Group's INTIMACY Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The New Group continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of Intimacy, a new play by Thomas Bradshaw. Directed by Scott Elliott, Intimacy features David Anzuelo, Austin Cauldwell, Ella Dershowitz, Laura Esterman, Daniel Gerroll, Dea Julien and Keith Randolph Smith. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through March 8 at TheNew Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for tonight, January 29 at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The New Group's INTIMACYPhoto Flash: First Look at The New Group's INTIMACY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

The New Group continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of Intimacy, a new play by Thomas Bradshaw. Directed by Scott Elliott, Intimacy features David Anzuelo,Austin Cauldwell, Ella Dershowitz, Laura Esterman, Daniel Gerroll, Déa Julien and Keith Randolph Smith. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through March 8 at TheNew Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Group's INTIMACY Begins Performances Off-Broadway TonightNew Group's INTIMACY Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The New Group continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of Intimacy, a new play by Thomas Bradshaw. Directed by Scott Elliott, Intimacy features David Anzuelo, Austin Cauldwell, Ella Dershowitz, Laura Esterman, Daniel Gerroll, Dea Julien and Keith Randolph Smith. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays January 14 - March 8 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Cast of New Group's INTIMACYPhoto Coverage: In Rehearsal with Cast of New Group's INTIMACY
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 16, 2013

The New Group continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of Intimacy, a new play by Thomas Bradshaw. Directed by Scott Elliott, Intimacy features David Anzuelo, Austin Cauldwell, Ella Dershowitz, Laura Esterman, Daniel Gerroll, Dea Julien and Keith Randolph Smith. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays January 14 - March 8 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld was there for the cast's first rehearsal today and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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