Leslie Ayvazian News

Dreamcatcher Rep to Present NJ Premiere of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, is presenting the New Jersey premiere of Motherhood Out Loud. This collection of pieces about motherhood from every angle is coming to Dreamcatcher fresh from its recent Off-Broadway run at Primary Stages in New York City. Motherhood Out Loud plays April 24 through May 11, with talkbacks following the April 27 and May 4 matinees. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor-continues its 35th anniversary season with a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's 1957 opera Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, in one performance only, tonight, March 29, 2014, at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival's Summer 2014 Season Will Feature Alfre Woodard in Theresa Rebeck's New Play ZEALOT & Tim Daly in RED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival has announced the line-up for its Summer 2014 Season which will include the 6 time Tony Award-winning play RED by John Logan starring Tim Daly, a World Premiere of the summer comedy Out of the City by renowned playwright Leslie Ayvazian, the 20th Year Anniversary revival of the smash comedy All in the Timing by Tony Award-winner David Ives, and the 60th Anniversary revival of the Agatha Christie classic The Mousetrap. (more...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris to Star in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of 'Eleanor Swan' in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Christian Parker to Moderate This Week's NO MAN'S LAND Talkback, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The talk back series at Harold Pinter's acclaimed production of NO MAN'S LAND continues Thursday, February 13 with Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, Shuler Hensley and moderator Christian Parker (Associate Artistic Director at the Atlantic Theater Company). After the performance of NO MAN'S LAND Parker and the actors will discuss Harold Pinter's play and answer audience questions about the production and the acclaimed repertory season. The ticketed audience for each performance is welcome to stay, free of charge, for the talk back. A ticket is required for the performance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Opens at the Off Center Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Feb 08, 2014

Andy Parkhurst and Michael Grayman describe their current production of Motherhood Out Loud as, "our Valentine to all the parents who have supported, inspired, and endured us." Opening night for Motherhood Out Loud, an Off-Broadway Kansas City premiere produced by Spinning Tree Theatre at the Off Center Theatre is Saturday February 8, with previews the two preceding nights. (more...)

Tickets for Chapin Theatre Company's Production of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Go On Sale Friday, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 24, for Motherhood Out Loud, Chapin Theatre Company's next production at the Old Chapin Firehouse, 102 Lexington Ave Chapin, SC, 29036. Motherhood Out Loud is a collection of short theatrical works by award-winning American Playwrights, television writers and novelists. From the wonder of giving birth to the bittersweet challenges of role reversal and caring for an aging parent, it is all shared with tremendous candor, heart and humor in various vignettes in this production. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

San Francisco, CA, December 20, 2013 – The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor—continues its 35th anniversary season with a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's 1957 opera Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, in one performance only, Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. Conducted by Ms. Sainte-Agathe, the cast will feature guest artists Carey Perloff as The Voice of God, bass-baritone Joe Chappell as Noah, mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen as Mrs. Noah and other soloist roles performed by members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, to be announced. The production will be staged by Ariel Craft and will feature original art, costumes and set pieces created by members of San Francisco's acclaimed Creativity Explored, supported by a grant from the Creative Work Fund. The evening features the performance and includes a cocktail party and dinner to benefit the San Francisco Girls Chorus. For information and tickets, visitwww.sfgirlschorus.org . (more...)

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Open for Licensing in North America
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Motherhood Out Loud is a collection of short theatrical works by award-winning American playwrights, television writers and novelists. It received a triumphant World Premiere at Hartford Stage, a West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse (as In Mother Words) and had a successful New York run at Primary Stages. The show is now being licensed for professional and non-professional productions throughout the U.S. and Canada and has opened to rave reviews in many markets. The show features an unprecedented number of pieces by women....reflecting upon the diversity of the parenting experience in America today, yet at the same time, the universality of it. (more...)

AFTER THE CHAIRS Plays 2013 Fresh Fruit Festival, Now thru 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Award-winning playwright David Koteles' play After the Chairs, directed by Jason Jacobs is an official selection of the 2013 All Out Arts, Inc.'s Fresh Fruit Festival, and will be presented today, July 10th - 14th at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street). (more...)

Don Cummings & Allen Warnock Lead AFTER THE CHAIRS at Fresh Fruit Festival, Now thru 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Tucker Theatricals and All Out Arts, Inc present After the Chairs, starring Don Cummings (Actor 'A New Brain' at West Coast Ensemble, Playwright 'A Good Smoke' Public Theatre reading with Meryl Streep) and Allen Warnock ('The Skin of Our Teeth' and 'A Servant of Two Masters' at Williamstown Theatre Festival). The world premiere of award-winning playwright David Koteles' play After the Chairs, directed by Jason Jacobs, is an official selection of the 2013 All Out Arts, Inc.'s Fresh Fruit Festival, and will be presented today, July 10th - 14th at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street). (more...)

Don Cummings & Allen Warnock to Lead AFTER THE CHAIRS at Fresh Fruit Festival, 7/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

New York: Tucker Theatricals and All Out Arts, Inc proudly announce casting for After the Chairs, Don Cummings (Actor "A New Brain" at West Coast Ensemble, Playwright "A Good Smoke" Public Theatre reading with Meryl Streep) and Allen Warnock("The Skin of Our Teeth" and "A Servant of Two Masters" at Williamstown Theatre Festival) will star in the world premiere of award-winning playwright David Koteles' play After the Chairs, directed by Jason Jacobs. (more...)

AFTER THE CHAIRS to Play 2013 Fresh Fruit Festival, 7/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Award-winning playwright David Koteles' play After the Chairs, directed by Jason Jacobs is an official selection of the 2013 All Out Arts, Inc.'s Fresh Fruit Festival, and will be presented July 10th - 14th at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street). (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Kicks Off 2013 Marathon of One-Acts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

Previews began Saturday (May 18) for The Ensemble Studio Theatre's 45-year-old Marathon of One-Act Plays, the longest running, most acclaimed one-act play festival in the country. The theatre's artistic director, William Carden, has selected 16 plays to be presented on THREE separate programs for The Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2013 Marathon of One-Act Plays May 18 through June 29 at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

PlayCo Presents Conversation With THE GOLDEN DRAGON's Roland Schimmelpfennig Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2013

The Play Company's Idea Lab, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut New York and the German Consulate New York, is proud to present a public event featuring internationally acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, in conjunction with our New York premiere production of his play THE GOLDEN DRAGON. Mr. Schimmelpfennig will discuss his award-winning play THE GOLDEN DRAGON, his larger body of work, and trends in German theatre today, May 12 @ 4:15pm -- immediately following the 3pm matinee performance of THE GOLDEN GRAGON at The New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. This open conversation will be moderated by Dr. Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center. (more...)

PlayCo Presents a Conversation With THE GOLDEN DRAGON's Roland Schimmelpfennig, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

The Play Company's Idea Lab, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut New York and the German Consulate New York, is proud to present a public event featuring internationally acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, in conjunction with our New York premiere production of his play THE GOLDEN DRAGON. Mr. Schimmelpfennig will discuss his award-winning play THE GOLDEN DRAGON, his larger body of work, and trends in German theatre on Sunday, May 12 @4:15pm -- immediately following the 3pm matinee performance of THE GOLDEN GRAGON at The New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. This open conversation will be moderated by Dr. Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center. (more...)

The Play Company Begins NY Premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2013

The New York premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON, presented by the OBIE Award-winning The Play Company (WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, INVASION!), is written by acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig and translated by David Tushingham. THE GOLDEN DRAGON is directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, RESTORATION COMEDY), renowned for whimsical invite-only theater company, Exit, Pursued by a Bear. THE GOLDEN DRAGON will be performed at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street in the West Village) from tonight, May 8th through Sunday, June 9th, 2013. The press opening is Wednesday, May 15th. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre 2013 Marathon Playwrights Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

After 34 years, The Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays is the longest running, most acclaimed one-act play festival in the country. The theatre's artistic director, William Carden, has selected 16 plays to be presented on THREE separate programs for The Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2013 Marathon of One-Act Plays May 18 through June 29 at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Daniel Breaker Hosts and Perform at Play Company's CABARET GOURMET Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

CABARET GOURMET -- the Obie Award-winning Play Company's annual benefit that combines gourmet foods from top NYC restaurants with an evening of first-rate entertainment -- will be presented this year tonight, April 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the American Airlines Theater Penthouse (227 W. 42 St.) with the Tony Award-nominated actor Daniel Breaker (PASSING STRANGE) featured as the event's host and performer. (more...)

The Play Company to Present NY Premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON, Beg. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

The New York premiere of THE GOLDEN DRAGON, presented by the OBIE Award-winning The Play Company (WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, INVASION!), is written by acclaimed German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig and translated by David Tushingham. THE GOLDEN DRAGON is directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, RESTORATION COMEDY), renowned for whimsical invite-only theater company, Exit, Pursued by a Bear. THE GOLDEN DRAGON will be performed at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street in the West Village) from Wednesday, May 8th through Sunday, June 9th, 2013. The press opening is Wednesday, May 15th. (more...)

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