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New Musical SPEAKEASY to Begin Performances in February at TNCNew Musical SPEAKEASY to Begin Performances in February at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Theater for the New City presents†Speakeasy: John and Jane's Adventures in the Wonderland, a fantastical musical of Prohibition-era NYC queer life written and composed by Danny Ashkenasi. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present DARE TO BE BLACK at 'Scratch Night' TomorrowTheater for the New City to Present DARE TO BE BLACK at 'Scratch Night' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Theater for the New City presents†SCRATCH NIGHT at TNC (Michael Scott-Price, Curator) on†Tuesday, December 22nd at 7pm ($5 Suggested Donation), featuring†Dare to be Black by Tommie J. Moore.†This work-in-progress presentation is directed by Rome Neal. (more...)

New Musical SPEAKEASY to Receive Reading at TNC Next WeekNew Musical SPEAKEASY to Receive Reading at TNC Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The creative team of Speakeasy: John and Jane Allison in the Wonderland, a fantastical musical of Prohibition-era NYC queer life written and composed by Danny Ashkenasi, has announced a free public reading to be held on Monday, December 7th at 7pm as part of Theater for the New City's 'New City, New Blood' Reading Series. Lissa Moira directs a cast of 14, including Camille Atkinson, Torian Brackett, Anne Bragg, Tim Connell*, Chris D'Amico, Darcy Dunn, Rosalie Graziano*, Bevin Bell Hall, Brian Michael Henry*, Brian C. Jones, Rebecca Marquardt, Bri Molloy, Allie Radice*, and Zach Wachter. Music direction by Jonathan Fox Powers. The reading will be held at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets) in New York City's East Village. For reservations and more information on the free reading, visit TNC. *Member, AEA. (more...)

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Begins Tonight at Theater for the New CityDANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Begins Tonight at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, an explosive study of alienation and the redemptive power of love by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck). Lissa Moira directs John Talerico and Susan Mitchell*. Twelve performances will be staged at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from tonight, September 24 - October 11, 2015. (more...)

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA to Play Theater for the New City This FallDANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA to Play Theater for the New City This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, an explosive study of alienation and the redemptive power of love by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck). Lissa Moira directs John Talerico and Susan Mitchell*. Twelve performances will be staged at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from September 24 - October 11, 2015. (more...)

TNC Stages OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER, Beginning TonightTNC Stages OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. Performances will be staged at the Cino Theatre at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from tonight, September 11-28, 2014. (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This FallTNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

44 YEARS Benefit for Theater for the New City to Feature BRILLIANT TRACES, 6/1644 YEARS Benefit for Theater for the New City to Feature BRILLIANT TRACES, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

To celebrate Theater for the New City's 44 years of innovative theater on the Lower East Side, Michael Luggio and New York Theatre Academy will present '44 Years Benefit,' an evening of food, drink and performances to benefit Crystal Field's formative, historic theater organization on June 16, 2014 at 6:00 at TNC, 155 First Ave. (more...)

Denzel Washington & Woodie King, Jr. Set for THEATER TALK this WeekendDenzel Washington & Woodie King, Jr. Set for THEATER TALK this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On the new THEATER TALK, Denzel Washington, star of the hit Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, gets together with an old friend, Woodie King, Jr., the Founder and Artistic Director of the New Federal Theatre. They look back at their first experiences seeing Hansberry's ground-breaking play, as well as their work together when Washington first appeared at the New Federal Theatre in 1981, in Laurence Holder's When Chickens Come Home to Roost. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Timothy Simonson to Star in New Federal Theatre's DR. DU BOIS AND MISS OVINGTON, Begin. 1/16Kathleen Chalfant & Timothy Simonson to Star in New Federal Theatre's DR. DU BOIS AND MISS OVINGTON, Begin. 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington starring Kathleen Chalfant and Timothy Simonson. Gabrielle L. Kurlander directs. Performances begin January 16h, with opening night scheduled for January 30th. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Premiere Robert Homeyer's THREE OF A KIND, WITH TWO WILD CARDS, 11/20-12/1Theater for the New City to Premiere Robert Homeyer's THREE OF A KIND, WITH TWO WILD CARDS, 11/20-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Theater for the New City will present the World Premiere of Robert Homeyer's (Christopher Marlowe's Julius Caesar) Three of a Kind, With Two Wild Cards November 20-December 1 at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between 9th and 10th Street). The production will feature Robert Homeyer, Steph van Vlack, Aristotle Stamat, Oliver Thrun, Matthew Angel, Mark Lang, Kim Vogels, and Lissa Moira*. The creative team will include Set and Lighting Design by Mark Marcante, Costumes and Props by Lytza Colon, Sound Design by Roy Chang, and Choreography by Angela Harriell. The production Stage Manager will be Tashika Futch. *Actor appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Theater for the New City Premieres Robert Homeyer's THREE OF A KIND, WITH TWO WILD CARDS TonightTheater for the New City Premieres Robert Homeyer's THREE OF A KIND, WITH TWO WILD CARDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Theater for the New City will present the World Premiere of Robert Homeyer's (Christopher Marlowe's Julius Caesar) Three of a Kind, With Two Wild Cards tonight, November 20-December 1 at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between 9th and 10th Street). (more...)

Theater for the New City to Premiere Robert Homeyer's THREE OF A KIND, WITH TWO WILD CARDS, 11/20-12/1Theater for the New City to Premiere Robert Homeyer's THREE OF A KIND, WITH TWO WILD CARDS, 11/20-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Theater for the New City will present the World Premiere of Robert Homeyer's (Christopher Marlowe's Julius Caesar) Three of a Kind, With Two Wild Cards November 20-December 1 at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between 9th and 10th Street). The production will feature Robert Homeyer, Steph van Vlack, Aristotle Stamat, Oliver Thrun, Matthew Angel, Mark Lang, Kim Vogels, and Lissa Moira*. The creative team will include Set and Lighting Design by Mark Marcante, Costumes and Props by Lytza Colon, Sound Design by Roy Chang, and Choreography by Angela Harriell. The production Stage Manager will be Tashika Futch. *Actor appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Jon Bass, Lauren Blumenfeld and More Set for Lesser America's JUST RIGHT JUST NOW, Beg. TonightJon Bass, Lauren Blumenfeld and More Set for Lesser America's JUST RIGHT JUST NOW, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents the Lesser America production of Just Right Just Now, directed by Peter James Cook and Stella Powell-Jones. The show is an evening of original and premiere short plays by Clare Barron (Baby Screams Miracle), Eric Dufault (The Year of the Rooster), Anna Kerrigan (The Talls), Lauren Morelli (Orange is the New Black), Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy), and Brian Watkins (The Prairie Plays). (more...)

Jon Bass, Lauren Blumenfeld and More Join Lesser America's JUST RIGHT JUST NOW; Full Cast Announced!Jon Bass, Lauren Blumenfeld and More Join Lesser America's JUST RIGHT JUST NOW; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents the Lesser America production of Just Right Just Now, directed by Peter James Cook and Stella Powell-Jones. The show is an evening of original and premiere short plays by Clare Barron (Baby Screams Miracle), Eric Dufault (The Year of the Rooster), Anna Kerrigan (The Talls), Lauren Morelli (Orange is the New Black), Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy), and Brian Watkins (The Prairie Plays). (more...)

CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) to Open at Castillo Theatre, 4/26CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) to Open at Castillo Theatre, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

What happens when the squares of Seville meet the streets of New York? Find out on April 26 when Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) opens at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street, running until June 16. Featuring some of opera's best-loved music as well as six original musical numbers, Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) is helmed by the 2012 AUDELCO Award winner for directing, Gabrielle L. Kurlander, whose production of Sally and Tom (The American Way) was a popular and critical success at Castillo last season. (more...)

CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) Opens at Castillo Theatre TonightCARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) Opens at Castillo Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

What happens when the squares of Seville meet the streets of New York? Find out tonight, April 26 when Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) opens at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street, running until June 16. Featuring some of opera's best-loved music as well as six original musical numbers, Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) is helmed by the 2012 AUDELCO Award winner for directing, Gabrielle L. Kurlander, whose production of Sally and Tom (The American Way) was a popular and critical success at Castillo last season. (more...)

CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) to Open at Castillo Theatre, 4/26CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) to Open at Castillo Theatre, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

What happens when the squares of Seville meet the streets of New York? Find out on April 26 when Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) opens at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street, running until June 16. Featuring some of opera's best-loved music as well as six original musical numbers, Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) is helmed by the 2012 AUDELCO Award winner for directing, Gabrielle L. Kurlander, whose production of Sally and Tom (The American Way) was a popular and critical success at Castillo last season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theater for the New City's Mortgage BurningPhoto Flash: Theater for the New City's Mortgage Burning
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2013

Theater for the New City's Mortgage Burning took place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at TNC, 155 First Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets (East Village). Participants included F. Murray Abraham, David Amram, Charles Busch, Vinie Burrows, City Council Member Rosie Mendez, Assistant Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kathleen Hughes, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and surprise guests. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Manhattan BP Scott Stringer Joins Theater for the New City's Mortgage Burning Celebration TonightManhattan BP Scott Stringer Joins Theater for the New City's Mortgage Burning Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2013

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has joined the growing list of celebrities and well-wishers attending Theater for the New City's Mortgage Burning tonight, January 26, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at TNC, 155 First Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets (East Village). Other participants will include F. Murray Abraham, David Amram, Charles Busch, Vinie Burrows, City Council Member Rosie Mendez, Assistant Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kathleen Hughes, Jean-Claude Van Itallie, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and surprise guests. (more...)

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