Marcus Gardley News

An Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 TheatersAn Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 Theaters
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Acting Company to the 2015/2016 5A Season with the US premiere of DESIRE An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Michael Wilson, DESIRE features new plays written by John Guare, Beth Henley, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff. DESIRE begins performances on Wednesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 11. Opening Night is Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lyrically Haunting AND JESUS MOONWALKS THE MISSISSIPPI From STCBWW Reviews: Lyrically Haunting AND JESUS MOONWALKS THE MISSISSIPPI From STC
by Jay Irwin - Jul 20, 2015

Sound Theatre Company has never shied away from difficult plays and now in conjunction with Brownbox Theatre they've taken on Marcus Gardley's moving civil war fable "… And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi". To be blunt, this play is not going to be for everyone with its deeply poetic nature and complex imagery. And while certain elements of the piece I found confusing or missing the mark; I was able to come away from it with an admiration of its lyric beauty and gripping story. (more...)

Victory Gardens SUCKER PUNCH Begins 9/18Victory Gardens SUCKER PUNCH Begins 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the first show of its 41st season, the Midwest Premiere of Sucker Punch by Roy Williams, directed by Dexter Bullard.  Sucker Punch runs September 18 - October 18, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Arthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright AwardsArthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Ten playwrights have won the New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwright Awards, honoring established and emerging writers for the theater. The winners are currently producing work on topics ranging from basement dwelling families in the middle of the 21st century to the 19th century all-black community that faced destruction in order to create Central Park. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

2015 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announces Casting, Special Panels2015 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announces Casting, Special Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The Playwrights Foundation's 38th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) runs July 17-26, 2015 at the Tides Theatre in San Francisco. BAPF 2015 builds on the festival's historic legacy of innovation in theater that then moves to theaters across the country. (more...)

Sandra Oh and Andre De Shields Among Lineup for Victory Gardens' 2015 IGNITION FestivalSandra Oh and Andre De Shields Among Lineup for Victory Gardens' 2015 IGNITION Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater has just announced the cast of its 2015 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including GREY'S ANATOMY star Sandra Oh and Broadway legend Andre De Shields. (more...)

38th Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Showcase 7 New Theatrical Works, 7/17-2638th Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Showcase 7 New Theatrical Works, 7/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Playwrights Foundation's 38th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) runs July 17-26, 2015 at the Tides Theatre in San Francisco. BAPF 2015 builds on the festival's historic legacy of innovation in theater that then moves to theaters across the country. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Sets New SeasonTricycle Theatre Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

With The Father enjoying a sell-out run at the Tricycle, and her latest production due to open at the National Theatre, Artistic Director of the Tricycle,Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the company's new season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pillsbury House Theatre's Moving THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDESS Provides a Bit of Hope for a Weary WorldBWW Reviews: Pillsbury House Theatre's Moving THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDESS Provides a Bit of Hope for a Weary World
by Jill Schafer - Jun 3, 2015

Watching the news can make one feel discouraged and hopeless about the state of the world, with increasing violence around the world and in our own neighborhoods. At Pillsbury House Theatre, they're trying to make some sense of it and provide a bit of hope by preaching THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDESS, a new play by Marcus Gardley. It's beautifully and poetically written, full of life and humor that balances out the devastation and death of the situation. It's heavy, and not easy to watch at times, but so worthwhile and necessary. THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDESS is one of those plays that is about so much more than theater. (more...)

Margot Harley, Co-Founder of The Acting Company, to RetireMargot Harley, Co-Founder of The Acting Company, to Retire
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

 Margot Harley, who co-founded The Acting Company with John Houseman in 1972, will step down as its Producer effective the end of this year.  The Acting Company began with the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, which included Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm and David Ogden Stiers.  "They were classically trained, superbly talented and had worked together for four years," stated Ms. Harley. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Sets Full 2015-16 SeasonSideshow Theatre Company Sets Full 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2015/16 Season, beginning this fall with the world premiere of Hansol Jung's surreal and mischievous new comedy NO MORE SAD THINGS, directed by Elly Green. Next winter, the season continues with another world premiere, David Jacobi's chilling new drama MAI DANG LAO directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons. The season concludes next spring with CAUGHT, a new, head-spinning collaboration with playwright Christopher Chen, Chicago's Xiong Art Gallery and director Seth Bockley. All three productions will be presented at Chicago's Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., where Sideshow continues its multi-year residency. For additional information and updates, visit www.sideshowtheatre.org. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Theresa Rebeck & More Set for The Orchard Project 2015Alan Cumming, Theresa Rebeck & More Set for The Orchard Project 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Exchange today announced the artists and companies who will participate in its 2015 Orchard Project summer residency program. Twenty-two artists and ensembles (listed below) were selected from a competitive field of nearly 500 applicants to develop their big, new ideas at the Orchard Project. This will be the eighth summer - and the first summer in Saratoga Springs, NY - for the Orchard Project, a laboratory program where theatre artists and companies come to innovate, develop, and refine new shows. Past productions developed at the Orchard Project have gone on to be performed around the globe for over 500,000 people and to win awards from TONYs to Obies to Oliviers. (more...)

New Works by Duncan Sheik, Stephen Trask & More Set for Vassar's 2015 Powerhouse SeasonNew Works by Duncan Sheik, Stephen Trask & More Set for Vassar's 2015 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater announces its 31st year of championing new works, with a full season of stories that take audiences from a South Sea island to center court at the US Open and beyond. (more...)

Victory Garden Theatre Presents the Midwest Premiere of THE WHO AND THE WHATVictory Garden Theatre Presents the Midwest Premiere of THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the final show of its 40th anniversary season, the Midwest Premiere of The Who and the What by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Ron OJ Parson.  The Who and the What runs June 12 - July 12, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

59E59 Theaters' 2015-16 5A Season to Feature Four New Plays59E59 Theaters' 2015-16 5A Season to Feature Four New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

59E59 Theaters has announced the line up of plays for their second 5A Season. This year, the 5A Season features four tremendous new plays and one brand new musical.  (more...)

Keen Company Sets Ninth Season of Keen TeensKeen Company Sets Ninth Season of Keen Teens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present the Ninth Season of Keen Teens. This season's offerings will be OLD FOLKS by Max Posner, directed by Mark Armstrong, featuring: Steve Alvarez, Romy Bavli, Maria Broom, Ella Campos, Francesca Iannacone, Jessy Jogodnik, Hillel Rosenshine, Yordy Rosso, Craig Steeley, and Devante Rowe; THE LOST GIRL, OR FIRST CHAIR by Lauren Yee, directed by Liz Carlson, featuring: Chelsea Allison, Kaisheem Bryant, Nicholas Johnson, Bahsil Moody, Elsie Razo, Liv Reis, Hillel Rosenshine, Cory Sierra, Lucille Vasquez, and Karla Ynfante; THE ASTONISHING AND DANGEROUS HISTORY OF MAZEFIELD THE FROG by Jen Silverman, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, featuring: Steve Alvarez, Roza Chervinsy, SaCha Coleman, Olivia Hockenberry, Francesca Iannacone, Jarek Liang, Bahsil Moody, Maya Pagan, Yordy Rosso, and Juwan Wyatt. (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

On May 3, 2015 at 2pm, New York Theatre Barn (Theatre Barn) presents its exclusive Spring Benefit - a one-time only presentation of Gotta Dance: A Choreography Conversation at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AN ISSUE OF BLOOD at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look at AN ISSUE OF BLOOD at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yewand Managing Director Chris Mannelli, presents the World Premiere of An Issue of Blood by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Chay Yew. An Issue of Blood was penned by Gardley in response to recent events and social injustices. An Issue of Blood runs April 3 - May 3, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

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