Manhattan Repertory Theatre News

Someday Productions' WAITING FOR THE SUN Set for Venus/Adonis Theater Festival 2016Someday Productions' WAITING FOR THE SUN Set for Venus/Adonis Theater Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Someday Productions LLC's award-winning playwrights, owner and president Stephanie C. Lyons-Keeley along with her husband Wayne J. Keeley, have had their original, full-length play, Waiting For The Sun, accepted into the Venus/Adonis Theater Festival 2016. Theirs will compete against 48 other works in what is touted as the second largest festival of its kind in the country. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Receive NY Premiere at 59E59 TheatersSt. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Receive NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the St. Louis Actors' Studio?with the NYC premiere of their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring new plays by Neil LaBute, Lexi Wolfe, Peter Grandbois & Nancy Bell, G.D. Kimble, JJ Strong, and John Doble. Directed by Milton Zoth and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Wednesday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 7.† Press opening is Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 PM.† The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.† (more...)

Jake Rosenberg's BROTHERS Begins Tonight at Manhattan RepJake Rosenberg's BROTHERS Begins Tonight at Manhattan Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

At the fictional Faber College, two freshmen clash over the revelation of a dark but time-honored hazing ritual. BROTHERS probes questions of class, legacy, torture and American traditions older than the country itself. (more...)

New Opera Libretto Adapted from Ray Bradbury's THE HALLOWEEN TREE Gets ALT Reading TodayNew Opera Libretto Adapted from Ray Bradbury's THE HALLOWEEN TREE Gets ALT Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), present†the company's libretto workshop and upcoming presentation of THE HALLOWEEN TREE today, October 30, 2015, will feature actors Glenn Seven Allen, Etai Benson, Daniel T. Curran, Jesse Geguzis, Emma Grimsley, Conor Guzman, Adam La Faci, Thia Stephan, and Rocky Vega. (more...)

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Name Resident PlaywrightsManhattan Repertory Theatre Name Resident Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Stephanie C. Lyons-Keeley and Wayne J. Keeley of Someday Productions LLC have accepted an invitation to become resident playwrights at Manhattan Repertory Theatre (MRT) in New York City. After writing, producing, and directing three short plays performed in four one-act play series, MRT's artistic director, Ken Wolf, extended the offer to the couple. (more...)

Cast Set for ALT Reading of New Opera Libretto Adapted from Ray Bradbury's THE HALLOWEEN TREECast Set for ALT Reading of New Opera Libretto Adapted from Ray Bradbury's THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that the company's libretto workshop and upcoming presentation of THE HALLOWEEN TREE on Friday, October 30, 2015, will feature actors Glenn Seven Allen, Etai Benson, Daniel T. Curran, Jesse Geguzis, Emma Grimsley, Conor Guzman, Adam La Faci, Thia Stephan, and Rocky Vega. (more...)

Wesley Taylor's BRIDGING THE GAP Benefit Reading, with Nathan Lane, Debra Messing & More, Held TonightWesley Taylor's BRIDGING THE GAP Benefit Reading, with Nathan Lane, Debra Messing & More, Held Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

The sold-out benefit evening of 'BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR' -- an†evening of readings of a collection of six new short plays by actor and playwright WESLEY TAYLOR to benefit The Actors Fund -- is†held tonight, October 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Wesley Taylor's BRIDGING THE GAP Benefit Reading, with Nathan Lane, Debra Messing & More, Sells Out!Wesley Taylor's BRIDGING THE GAP Benefit Reading, with Nathan Lane, Debra Messing & More, Sells Out!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the benefit evening of 'BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR' has sold out. The event will be presented as an evening of readings of a collection of six new short plays by actor and playwright WESLEY TAYLORto benefit The Actors Fund. The one-night-only event is set for Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Jake Rosenberg's BROTHERS to Play Manhattan Rep This NovemberJake Rosenberg's BROTHERS to Play Manhattan Rep This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

At the fictional Faber College, two freshmen clash over the revelation of a dark but time-honored hazing ritual. BROTHERS probes questions of class, legacy, torture and American traditions older than the country itself. (more...)

Manhattan Rep's HEAVEN SENT Wins One-Act CompetitionManhattan Rep's HEAVEN SENT Wins One-Act Competition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

A short, one-act play written, directed, and produced by Wayne J. Keeley and Stephanie C. Lyons was one of 30 plays featured in Manhattan Repertory Theatre's (MRT) Fall One-Act Play Competition. Heaven Sent first competed in the fourth of MRT's six series against four other plays. (more...)

HEAVEN SENT Set for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Fall One-Act Play Competition This WeekHEAVEN SENT Set for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Fall One-Act Play Competition This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

A short, one-act play written, directed, and produced by Wayne J. Keeley and Stephanie C. Lyons is one of 30 plays featured in Manhattan Repertory Theatre's (MRT) Fall One-Act Play Competition. HEAVEN SENT first competed in the fourth of MRT's six series against four other plays. By audience vote, HEAVEN SENT received the highest score in its series and it is to move on to the finals where it will compete against five other finalists. (more...)

Jen Emma Hertel's TEXT LOVE/LOVE TEXT to Receive Staging at Manhattan Repertory TheatreJen Emma Hertel's TEXT LOVE/LOVE TEXT to Receive Staging at Manhattan Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2015

Juliet Echo Productions is proud to announce that TEXT/LOVE LOVE/TEXT will be presented at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, an off-Broadway venue in Time's Square area, OCTOBER 8th-9th, 2015 at 9pm, as part of their fall play development competition. (more...)

HEAVEN SENT Set for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Fall One-Act Play Competition, 9/29-30HEAVEN SENT Set for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Fall One-Act Play Competition, 9/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

A short, one-act play written, directed, and produced by Wayne J. Keeley and Stephanie C. Lyons is one of 30 plays featured in Manhattan Repertory Theatre's (MRT) Fall One-Act Play Competition. HEAVEN SENT first competed in the fourth of MRT's six series against four other plays. By audience vote, HEAVEN SENT received the highest score in its series and it is to move on to the finals where it will compete against five other finalists. (more...)

Michael Arden Will Direct Wesley Taylor's BRIDGING THE GAP Benefit ReadingMichael Arden Will Direct Wesley Taylor's BRIDGING THE GAP Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

It was announced today that additional participants have joined the benefit evening of 'BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR'. The event will be presented as an evening of readings of a collection of six new short plays by actor and playwright WESLEY TAYLORto benefit The Actors Fund. The one-night-only event is set for Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and tickets are now on sale via www.actorsfund.org. (more...)

THE QVC: A BACKSTAGE PASS Set for Dixon Place, 9/28THE QVC: A BACKSTAGE PASS Set for Dixon Place, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Dixon Place presents a one-night-only performance of The QVC: A Backstage Pass, an world premiere of four original one acts written by Andrew Dahl, Andrew Hutcheson, Rachael Jenison, and Jonathan Spivey on†Monday, September 28th at 7:30 PM†on the Main Stage. (more...)

HOLEY SWISS! & More Set for Manhattan Rep, 9/21-26HOLEY SWISS! & More Set for Manhattan Rep, 9/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

'Holey Swiss!' by Philip Paradis is one of five new one-act plays to be showcased at Manhattan Repertory Theatre as part of Manhattan Rep's Fall One Act Play Competition on September 21, 24, 25, 26 at 6:30 pm. Other plays in the Series 5 showcase include 'Disposition' by Ange Arabatzis, 'Personally Yours,' by Lawrence F. Schwabacher, 'An Actor's Life For Me,' by Bryon Krueger and Jordan Cwiazdowski, and 'The Crime Is In Getting Caught,' by Raven Petretti. (more...)

Laura Pedersen's FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!, Formerly THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, Plays BuffaloLaura Pedersen's FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!, Formerly THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, Plays Buffalo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 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 tonight, 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...)

FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! Begins Tonight at 710 Main TheatreFOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! Begins Tonight at 710 Main Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 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 tonight, 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...)

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...)

GOD IS A FORD MAN Among Five New One-Act Plays at Manhattan Rep 8/19 & TodayGOD IS A FORD MAN Among Five New One-Act Plays at Manhattan Rep 8/19 & Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 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...)

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