Manhattan Repertory Theatre News

DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE Set for Limited Engagement at DMACDEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE Set for Limited Engagement at DMAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

 Following a piercing expose in The Advocate and two critically-acclaimed, sold-out runs in The South Asian International Performing Arts Festival (where it was named Best Play) and The Midtown International Theater Festival, DMAC-Duo Multicultural Arts Center in association with DMoss Productions will present a limited return engagement of the world premiere of DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE, a new play that dramatizes the real-life story of thousands of gay Iranians who have changed genders to avoid execution by the Iranian government. (more...)

FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! Begins 9/17 at 710 Main TheatreFOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! Begins 9/17 at 710 Main Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The VH Theatrical Development Foundation announces that after an acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement last fall, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! (formerly titled THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN), a new play by best-selling author Laura Pedersen FROM BUFFALO, will open the 2015-2016 Frey Electric Construction Co.  Season at the 710 Main Theatre (formerly Studio Arena Theatre) in Buffalo, New York, with a limited engagement scheduled to play Thursday, September 17 - Sunday, October 4, 2015.  Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! is set in Buffalo, where Ms. Pedersen was born and raised.  (more...)

GOD IS A FORD MAN Among Five New One-Act Plays at Manhattan Rep 8/19 & 8/20GOD IS A FORD MAN Among Five New One-Act Plays at Manhattan Rep 8/19 & 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

'God is a Ford Man' by Philip Paradis is one of five new one-act plays to be showcased at Manhattan Repertory Theatre , as part of Manhattan Rep's August Event on August 19 and 20th at 6:30 pm. Other plays in the Series A showcase include 'One Patient' by Alaina Hammond, 'Sara's Got a Secret' by John Ladd, 'The Way Things Are Now' by Tyson Duffy, 'Freestylin' by Richard Thomas Henle. (more...)

Laura Pedersen's FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!, Formerly THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, to Play BuffaloLaura Pedersen's FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!, Formerly THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, to Play Buffalo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The VH Theatrical Development Foundation proudly announces that after an acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement last fall, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! (formerly titled THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN), a new play by best-selling author Laura Pedersen, will open the 2015-2016 Theater Season at the 710 Main Street Theatre (formerly Studio Arena Theater) in Buffalo, New York, with a limited engagement scheduled to play Thursday, September 17 - Sunday, October 4, 2015.  Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! is set in Buffalo, where Ms. Pedersen was born and raised.  Tickets ($45-$65) are on sale now via www.ticketmaster.com. (more...)

'SUNNY SIDE' Among Six One-Act Plays at Manhattan Rep Today & 7/31'SUNNY SIDE' Among Six One-Act Plays at Manhattan Rep Today & 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

After ignoring each other for months, two lonely senior citizens finally speak and become acquainted in a city park, opening the door to an unexpected friendship. Thus begins 'Sunny Side' by Philip Paradis, one of six one-act plays to be showcased at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, as part of Manhattan Rep's 10th Anniversary Event Series 5 on July 29 and 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE at MITFPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE at MITF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

DMoss Productions, in association with The Midtown International Theatre Festival, will present the world premiere of DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE, a new play that dramatizes the real-life story of thousands of gay Iranians who have changed genders to avoid execution by the Iranian government. Written and directed by Dewey Moss (The Crusade of Connor Stephens, A Normal Life), DEATH OF THEPERSIAN PRINCE is a haunting tale about the power of the human spirit. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Manhattan Rep to Present World Premiere of John Doble's TEN COMMANDMENTS, 7/15-16Manhattan Rep to Present World Premiere of John Doble's TEN COMMANDMENTS, 7/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

TEN COMMANDMENTS, a world premiere play written by John Doble -- about what happens when a sexy reporter interviews the Republican Party's foremost political operative -- will be produced by Michael Palmer and 11 West Productions. (more...)

Between Us Productions to Stage THE FAIRER SEX at Theatre Row This JulyBetween Us Productions to Stage THE FAIRER SEX at Theatre Row This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Between Us Productions will present the World Premiere of Sander Gusinow's The Fairer Sex, directed by Samantha Lee Manas. It begins performances on July 27th and will celebrate its opening night on July 28 and run through August 2nd at Theatre Row Studio Theatre. Tickets are $18 and available at www.Telecharge.com. For mature audiences only. (more...)

68 Productions to Present THREE BITES, 7/11-1268 Productions to Present THREE BITES, 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

This July, 68 Productions' romantic dramedy 'Three Bites' is making its New York City debut for the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 10th Anniversary event! (more...)

No Dominion Theatre Co. Makes its Debut with New Play by Co-Founder Michael JoelNo Dominion Theatre Co. Makes its Debut with New Play by Co-Founder Michael Joel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

On May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, One. Four. (Zero)., a new play by Michael Joel, will make its debut at Solitude House in High Bridge, New Jersey. The play features Liz Lehman, Mia Zanette, Christine Bennett, and Michael Joel and is assisted directed by Mike McQuade. (more...)

FRESH MEAT Lands a Spot at Manhattan Rep's New Works Festival, 4/30 & 5/1FRESH MEAT Lands a Spot at Manhattan Rep's New Works Festival, 4/30 & 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

'Fresh Meat' a new short play has landed a spot for the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's New Works festival in New York City. (more...)

A RIVER to Make NYC Debut in Manhattan Rep's Spring One Act Festival, 3/30-4/2A RIVER to Make NYC Debut in Manhattan Rep's Spring One Act Festival, 3/30-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

19 March 2015 - On March 30th, 31st, April 1st, and April 2nd, A River, a new play by Michael Joel, will make its New York debut as part of the Spring One Act Festival at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre. The play features Aryana Sedarati, Kaitlin Overton, David Acosta, and Matt Petrucelli. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Elaine Alexander and Della Freedman of CAR TALK Make Finals In Manhattan, New YorkBWW Interview: Elaine Alexander and Della Freedman of CAR TALK Make Finals In Manhattan, New York
by Vickie Evans - Feb 5, 2015

Car Talk, written by Elaine Alexander and directed by Della Freedman was chosen as a finalist for the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's One-Act Playwriting Contest. It is a short one-act comedy that depicts the story of an accountant who goes car shopping with his status seeking fiancee on an expedition to find the perfect car for her, which leads him on the quest to find his true self. (more...)

Broadway Theatre Studio Presents THE IMBIBLE: A SPIRITED HISTORY OF DRINKINGBroadway Theatre Studio Presents THE IMBIBLE: A SPIRITED HISTORY OF DRINKING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

After sold-out runs at both The New York International Fringe Festival and an extension at The Fringe Encore Series, Broadway Theatre Studio is proud to present THE IMBIBLE: A SPIRITED HISTORY OF DRINKING at the historic Off-Broadway SoHo Playhouse. (more...)

Donald Tongue's SCENE CHANGES Set for Leddy Center, 1/16-25Donald Tongue's SCENE CHANGES Set for Leddy Center, 1/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Executive Director Elaine Gatchell will present aspiring playwright, Donald Tongue's, "Scene Changes" in a Showcase event at Leddy Center from January 16 to January 25, 2015! (more...)

Leddy Center Showcases SCENE CHANGES, 1/16-25Leddy Center Showcases SCENE CHANGES, 1/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Leddy Center is proud to present this world premier of Scene Changes, January 16 through 25, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. (more...)

SCENE CHANGES to Showcase at Leddy Center, 1/16-25SCENE CHANGES to Showcase at Leddy Center, 1/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

?Executive Director Elaine Gatchell announces a Showcase event at Leddy Center in January! Aspiring playwright, Donald Tongue of Londonderry and an actor with Leddy Center for many years, has written a "dramedy", his word to describe this dramatic comedy written about a backstage situation. (more...)

THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN to be Presented at APAP Next MonthTHE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN to be Presented at APAP Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

After an acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement, THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, a new play by best-selling author Laura Pedersen, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser, will soon be presented in regional productions, and will start the new year with two presentations at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Hilton NY Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas) in the Regents Parlor (scheduled for 4:40 PM and 11:25 PM). Regional productions will be announced in the new year. More information and updates can be found atwww.TheBrightnessofHeaven.com. (more...)

THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-BroadwayTHE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

VH Theatrical Development Foundation proudly announces the Off-Broadway premiere of THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, a new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN will be performed tonight, October 16th through Sunday, December 14th at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street, Manhattan). The Press Opening is Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3PM. (more...)

6th Annual Fire This Time Festival Set for January 20156th Annual Fire This Time Festival Set for January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Now in it's sixth season, The Fire This Time Festival will welcome seven new playwrights into the family, January 19-February 8 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Aziza Barnes (me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, published by Button Poetry Press), Rod Gailes OBC (COLORS: Dream Of the MASTA), Julienne L. Hairston (Ababuo in Project Y's Racey Play Reading Festival), Daaimah Mubashshir (Video Clare with Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Azure D. Osborne-Lee (member of EMERGENYC and Rising Circle Theater Collective's INKtank), Larry Powell (Dreams of a Prophet) and James Anthony Tyler (Some Old Black Man starring Arthur French at La MaMa). These playwrights will present an evening of ten-minute plays, each inspired by one of Alex Harsley's original photographs. More of Harsley's pieces will be featured at the TFTT festival kick-off event this fall, in which he and the playwrights will be introduced to the Horse Trade Theater Group and 4th Street Arts Block community. (more...)

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