Marcus Gardley News

Keen Company's Teens Program Returns for 10th YearKeen Company's Teens Program Returns for 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company (Jonathan Silverstein - Artistic Director, Mark Armstrong - Keen Teens Producer) will present the Tenth Season of Keen Teens.  This season's offerings will be Thirty Million, a new musical with music and lyrics by Max Vernon; book by Jason Kim, directed by Mark Armstrong, with choreography by Brad Landers and musical direction by Lena Gabrielle; Landlines by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, directed by Liz Carlson; and How The Moon Would Talk by Nick Gandiello, directed by Sash Bischoff. Auditions will be February 3rd through 5th. To more information about auditions, please visit http://www.keencompany.org/ktaudition/. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Offer Backstage Peek at World Premiere of COCKEDVictory Gardens to Offer Backstage Peek at World Premiere of COCKED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces Backstage at the Biograph: Breathing Life into a New Play. This behind-the-scenes event focuses on Cocked by Sarah Gubbins, directed by Joanie Schultz, running February 12 - March 13, 2016. Backstage at the Biograph: Breathing Life into a New Play examines the process of developing and staging a world-premiere production. Backstage at the Biograph: Breathing Life into a New Play is Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain TheatrePhoto Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, which opened on January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Check out photos from the show, below! (more...)

Theatrical Response to Race Relations in Berkshire County to be Held 2/6Theatrical Response to Race Relations in Berkshire County to be Held 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

 Multicultural BRIDGE, WAM Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group and Yvette "Jamuna" Sirker are joining together to present a reading of Facing Our Truth, a collection of six 10-minute plays by Winter Miller, Marcus Gardley, Dominique Morrisseau, Mona Mansour & Tala Manassah, Dan O'Brien with Quetzal Flores, and A. Rey Pamatmat.  Reflecting on race relations in the United States, this collection of one-acts was inspired by events surrounding the Trayvon Martin case.  Berkshire Theatre Group hosts the event at The Colonial Theatre (111 South Street), February 6, 2015 at 7:30PM with a moderated panel and community discussion to follow. (more...)

Dana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting CompanyDana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will launch its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Harley Granville-Barker's controversial British drama Waste on Monday, January 25th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. Series subscriptions are also available. Purchase at www.theactingcompany.org or call (212) 258-3111. (more...)

Fire This Time Festival Panel Discussion to Feature All Women Directors at The Kraine TheaterFire This Time Festival Panel Discussion to Feature All Women Directors at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Now in it's seventh season, the Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival is pleased to announce the panelists for their So You Want to Direct? Panel Discussion on Monday, January 18 at 7pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Admission to the event is FREE.  (more...)

INTAR Appoints Andres Munar Director of UNIT52INTAR Appoints Andres Munar Director of UNIT52
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) today proudly announced that  longtime INTAR artist Andres Munar would become the Director of this year's UNIT52. UNIT52 is a company of actors who train one day a week, beginning in January, culminating with a production in the summer. (more...)

Casts, Creative Teams Announced for Theresa Rebeck & Tanya Saracho Premieres in DenverCasts, Creative Teams Announced for Theresa Rebeck & Tanya Saracho Premieres in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced full casting and creative teams for the Theatre Company's world premiere productions of Theresa Rebeck's The Nest and Tanya Saracho's FADE. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company to Welcome Back VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL in 2016Mosaic Theater Company to Welcome Back VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces the return of the critically acclaimed VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL, an expansive exhibition of some of the finest Israeli, Arab and American artists from across the country and around the world. The five offerings included in the 2015-16 Festival, which runs from January 6-May 1, 2016, grapple with issues of peace and conflict in a divided Middle East. (more...)

World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER to Play Fountain Theatre in 2016World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER to Play Fountain Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, opening January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS A Brilliant Call to ActionBWW Review: GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS A Brilliant Call to Action
by Andrew White - Dec 17, 2015

With their searing new drama, Marcus Gardley's The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Mosaic Theater confirms that their vision is solid, their commitment to the community steadfast.  And the talent assembled under the sensitive, energetic direction of Jennifer L. Nelson is everything one could ask for.  It almost goes without saying that the timeliness of this play-about the loss of young men to the streets, and often for the most shocking of reasons-cannot be overstated. (more...)

Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams SetBreaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)

2016 The Fire This Time Festival Play Readings Begin in January2016 The Fire This Time Festival Play Readings Begin in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Now in it's seventh season, the Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival is pleased to announce the play readings for their 2016 festival, which will run January 18-February 6 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). In addition to play readings the 2016 festival will also feature 10-minute plays directed by Nicole A. Watson, excerpts of solo shows, excerpts from the plays developed in the inaugural writer's group, and a panel discussion. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company of DC to Tackle Inner-City Violence with THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS This WinterMosaic Theater Company of DC to Tackle Inner-City Violence with THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Fresh off the successful run of its inaugural production, Unexplored Interior (This is Rwanda: The Beginning and End of the Earth), Mosaic Theater Company of DC doubles-down its focus on posing the big questions of our community with Charles MacArthur Award-nominee Marcus Gardley's lyrical THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, a poetic chamber play that takes audience members to the streets of Chicago in a story both tragic and familiar. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage Sarah Gubbins' COCKEDVictory Gardens to Stage Sarah Gubbins' COCKED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, the World Premiere of Cocked by Sarah Gubbins, directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz. Cocked runs February 12 - March 13, 2016 with the press performance on Friday, February 19, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens Stages John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER, Beginning TonightVictory Gardens Stages John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin. Never the Sinner runs now through December 6, 2015 with the press performance tonight, November 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER This WinterVictory Gardens to Stage John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin.  Never the Sinner runs November 6 - December 6, 2015 with the press performance today, November 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Director, Artists Set for 2016 THE FIRE THIS TIME Festival at The Kraine TheaterDirector, Artists Set for 2016 THE FIRE THIS TIME Festival at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Now in it's seventh season, the Obie Award winning THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL is pleased to announce that Nicole A. Watson (Katori Hall's The Mountaintop with Kitchen Theatre Company; Johnna Adams' World Builders with CATF) will direct the 10-minute plays for the 2016 festival, which will run January 18-February 6 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Vanessa Williams, Rita Moreno, Liz Callaway & More on Tap for Lincoln Center's 2016 AMERICAN SONGBOOK SeasonVanessa Williams, Rita Moreno, Liz Callaway & More on Tap for Lincoln Center's 2016 AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Returning for its 17th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook will continue to broaden its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting as interpreted by top performers and rising stars, with events at three Lincoln Center venues. (more...)

Mirror Stage Examines Race and Gender in 11th Season of FEED YOUR MIND, Starting TonightMirror Stage Examines Race and Gender in 11th Season of FEED YOUR MIND, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

Sponsored in part by 4Culture, the 2015-16 season of Mirror Stage's popular FEED YOUR MIND staged reading series traces a path from Jamestown, Virginia in 1676 to Hampton, Virginia in 1945, with a detour through Hades and Ancient Greece, exploring questions of racial and gender equity. (more...)

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