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BWW Reviews: WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Offers a Disjointed  Look at a Family Living in PovertyBWW Reviews: WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Offers a Disjointed Look at a Family Living in Poverty
by Shari Barrett - Oct 13, 2014

Directed by Caitlin Hart, WHAT OF THE NIGHT? is meant to be a poignant saga chronicling the life of Nadine's children, Birdie (Lisa Jai), Charlie (Marc Pelina), Rainbow (Alex Marshall-Brown) and Ray (Thaddeus Shafer), the son she gave away. As they traverse the moral and financial bankruptcy that is poverty, we witness the choices they make to survive and how their paths cross during the 60-year journey where estranged family and friends entwine and collide in poetic stories of love, impoverishment, and dreams. (more...)

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition to Host 'VintAge' 10/18 at MIST HarlemWomen in the Arts & Media Coalition to Host 'VintAge' 10/18 at MIST Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is producing VintAge, one of its two Signature Events, supporting the voice and vision of women in the arts & media as they age, on Saturday, October 18, from 1-5:30 p.m. at MIST Harlem. (more...)

LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)

Women in the Arts and Media Coalition Presents VintAge 10/18Women in the Arts and Media Coalition Presents VintAge 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is producing VintAge, one of its two Signature Events, supporting the voice and vision of women in the arts & media as they age, on Saturday, October 18, 1-5:30 p.m. at MIST Harlem. (more...)

The Vagrancy's WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Kicks Off on Oct 10The Vagrancy's WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Kicks Off on Oct 10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

What of the Night? is a poignant saga chronicling the life of Birdie and her family as they traverse the moral and financial bankruptcy that is poverty. (more...)

On Her Shoulders Presents Free Staged Reading of Maria Irene Fornes' THE OFFICE, 10/01On Her Shoulders Presents Free Staged Reading of Maria Irene Fornes' THE OFFICE, 10/01
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a FREE staged reading of The Office (1966) by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Alice Reagan on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Doors open at 6:30pm;The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Morgan Jenness. (more...)

The Vagrancy's WHAT OF THE NIGHT? to Run 10/10-11/2The Vagrancy's WHAT OF THE NIGHT? to Run 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

What of the Night? is a poignant saga chronicling the life of Birdie and her family as they traverse the moral and financial bankruptcy that is poverty. Destitute and isolated, a 14-year old Birdie makes the brave decision to leave her family. 'I want something from life!' she cries as she abandons her loved ones in hopes of finding something more than sickness and crime. This decision propels Birdie, her family, and the viewer into a 60-year journey where estranged family and friends entwine and collide in poetic stories of love, impoverishment, and dreams. Maria Irene Fornes delivers a masterful piece of theatre that entertains us, humors us, breaks our hearts, and ultimately challenges us to examine our own complicity in the unbridled divide between the haves and the have nots across America today. (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This FallTNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

Jen Danby's SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Finds New Performance VenueJen Danby's SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Finds New Performance Venue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Sharon Tate in Heaven has a new home in New York City for the August 8-11 run. The White Box Studio C at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. Sharon Tate in Heaven, presented by This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions, returns for a limited special New York City run this August 8th-11th, followed by two special dates in Lido Beach, New York August 16th and 17th at Theresa Academy for Performing Arts. (more...)

MTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project TheaterMTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Women's Project Theater today announced the appointment of Lisa McNulty to become the Off-Broadway theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. Ms. McNulty, who has been Artistic Line Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club since 2006, will assume her new position as of August 11, 2014. (more...)

Supporters Rise Up Behind Women's Project Theater Following Artistic Director's DepartureSupporters Rise Up Behind Women's Project Theater Following Artistic Director's Departure
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Though Women's Project Theater may have lost its Artistic Director, support for the New York-based company continues to grow. (more...)

Women's Project Theater Begins Nationwide Hunt for New Artistic DirectorWomen's Project Theater Begins Nationwide Hunt for New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Women's Project Theater is going through some major changes. A national search has begun for a new Artistic Director to lead the company for the coming 2014-15 season and beyond. The new Artistic Director will succeed Julie Crosby, who recently departed the company as Producing Artistic Director, a position she held since 2006. During her tenure, Ms. Crosby led and nurtured the institution immeasurably, producing more than 25 plays by women playwrights and directors, and championing the careers of its alumnae lab artists. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

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Julie Crosby Leaves Women's Project Theatre; Additional Board Members Also Depart?Julie Crosby Leaves Women's Project Theatre; Additional Board Members Also Depart?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Women's Project Theater is going through some major changes. A recent blog by Howard Sherman indicates that Artistic Director Julie Crosby is now missing from the masthead and staff list on the theater's official website. According to Sherman, Crosby was not fired, but 'did not depart voluntarily.' Additionally, some other advisory board members have also resigned. (more...)

Chris Tanner's FOOTBALL HEAD to Open 6/20 at LaMaMaChris Tanner's FOOTBALL HEAD to Open 6/20 at LaMaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Chris Tanner returns to The Club at La MaMa this June for the world premiere of Football Head: tales of shame and humiliation. (more...)

BWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre AwardBWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, the 2014 Regional Theatre Award went to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with Signature's winners on what the award means to them - hear what they had to say below! (more...)

44 YEARS Benefit for Theater for the New City to Feature BRILLIANT TRACES, 6/1644 YEARS Benefit for Theater for the New City to Feature BRILLIANT TRACES, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

To celebrate Theater for the New City's 44 years of innovative theater on the Lower East Side, Michael Luggio and New York Theatre Academy will present '44 Years Benefit,' an evening of food, drink and performances to benefit Crystal Field's formative, historic theater organization on June 16, 2014 at 6:00 at TNC, 155 First Ave. (more...)

THE CONDUCT OF LIFE to Play Hollywood Fringe, 6/6-28THE CONDUCT OF LIFE to Play Hollywood Fringe, 6/6-28
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

THE CONDUCT OF LIFE traverses the volatile relationships and status woes of Orlando, an ambitious climbing lieutenant commander, his vigorous and trusting wife, Leticia, and their collection of servants, friends and/or prisoners. In this dark, gritty exploration of how people live complicit with an improvident government, we witness five characters use sex, violence, power, class struggle, and their own humanity to feed The Beast. (more...)

Mississippi Mud Productions Presents and This American Blonde Actress Announce Cast of Tennessee Williams' VIEUX CARREMississippi Mud Productions Presents and This American Blonde Actress Announce Cast of Tennessee Williams' VIEUX CARRE
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Mississippi Mud Productions and This American Blonde Actress announce full cast and talkbacks with director Jen Danby and cast of Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre in Hell's Kitchen. Tickets on sale online at http://mudvieuxcarre.brownpapertickets.com - $18 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior. (more...)

Chris Tanner's FOOTBALL HEAD Comes to La Mama, 6/20-29Chris Tanner's FOOTBALL HEAD Comes to La Mama, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

La MaMa will present Chris Tanner's 'Football Head: tales of shame and humiliation', running June 20-29, 2014. Tanner returns to The Club at La MaMa this June for the world premiere of his show. (more...)

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