Nicky Silver News

First Look: BLOOD RELATIONS Asks Did She or Didn't She? A Psychological Murder Mystery About Lizzie Borden
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2014

On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were found bludgeoned in their family home. Lizzie was arrested for murder and the trial date set for June 5, 1893. The trial lasted fourteen days, and caused a national sensation as it was the first public trial in the United States to be covered extensively by the media. Popular opinion was split on her innocence or guilt. Did she or didn't she do it? See BLOOD RELATIONS and decide for yourself. (more...)

Michael Mayer-Helmed Musical BROOKLYNITE & Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA; OR AMBITION Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Vineyard Theatre will produce the world-premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE directed by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer as well as a new play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (APPROPRIATE) as part of the non-profit theatre company's 2014-15 season, it was confirmed this afternoon by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CARRIE THE MUSICAL and More Set for Circle Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Starting off the Main Stage season in May of 2014 is the rock musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, running May 8 through 24. This rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice is a thought-provoking and emotional dramatization of Christ's final days. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LYONS Puts the Fun in Dysfunctional
by Anya Sebastian - Apr 02, 2014

THE LYONS, which opened at the Santa Fe Playhouse on March 27, is aptly described by director, Janet Davidson, as a 'dramedy.' The subject matter is definitely the stuff of drama, but playwright Nicky Silver delivers it with fast-paced wit and no-holds-barred humor. This is a black comedy that keeps you laughing, in spite of yourself, even as the dramas are unfolding on the stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Vineyard Theatre's TOO MUCH SUN
by Walter McBride - Apr 02, 2014

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - will be given its world-premiere production this spring at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin, joined by Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins, Matt Dellapina, Matt Dickson andJennifer Westfeldt, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director.Mark Brokaw directs the production, scheduled to begin previews May 1 prior to an official opening night on May 18. The cast just met the press and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Linda Lavin & Cast of TOO MUCH SUN Meet the Press
by Walter McBride - Apr 01, 2014

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - will be given its world-premiere production this spring at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin, joined by Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins, Matt Dellapina, Matt Dickson andJennifer Westfeldt, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. Mark Brokaw directs the production, scheduled to begin previews May 1 prior to an official opening night on May 18. The cast just met the press and you can check out a photo preview below! (more...)

Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins & More to Join Linda Lavin in Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - will be given its world-premiere production this spring at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin, joined by the newly-announced cast: Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins, Matt Dellapina, Matt Dickson and Jennifer Westfeldt, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. Mark Brokaw directs the production, scheduled to begin previews May 1 prior to an official opening night on May 18. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA, Vanessa Williams in AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 01, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CASA VALENTINA and THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN begin previews on Broadway tonight, Vanessa Williams joins AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

Tony Winner Linda Lavin Set for Interview On Stage at Edgerton Center, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Linda Lavin, Broadway Tony Award winner, Emmy-nominated television star and singer, takes the stage of the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts as part of its American Legends Series for an 'Actors Studio'-type Interview On Stage on Sunday, April 13 (2014) at 3pm. The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus ofSacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. (more...)

Yale Institute for Music Theatre to Develop AFTERLAND and CLOUDS ARE PILLOWS FOR THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE has selected two original book musicals to be developed in an intensive lab setting in New Haven, June 3-15. Afterland, with music and lyrics by Benjamin Velez and book and lyrics by Kathryn Hathaway, will be directed by Mark Brokaw; and Clouds are Pillows for the Moon, with music by Tidtaya Sinutoke and book and lyrics by Ty Defoe, will be directed by Leigh Silverman. The Institute culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as a part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 14 and 15. (more...)

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN; TALLEY'S FOLLEY; DETROIT & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The regular season will be staged August 2014 through July 2015 at the intimate Aurora Theatre in the downtown Berkeley arts district. For single tickets ($32-$60) or subscriptions ($155-$305), the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. Subscriptions on sale March 27. Single tickets on sale for subscribers July 29 and on sale August 5 to the general public. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Nicky Silver's TOO MUCH SUN, Starring Linda Lavin
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Tickets for Nicky Silver's newest work, TOO MUCH SUN starring Linda Lavin, will go on sale Tuesday, March 25 at 1pm. (more...)

Tickets to 'HEDWIG,' CHICAGO, SNL & More Featured in Vineyard's Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Other items of note in the auction are two tickets to Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH including a meet & greet with director Michael Mayer, packages that include two seats to CHICAGO and CABARET, tickets to BEAUTIFUL and a backstage visit with the musical's book writer, Doug McGrath, and a lifetime membership to the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) in NYC. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin, Ana Gasteyer & More Celebrate Dory Previn at Vineyard Theatre Gala
by Jessica Gordon - Feb 25, 2014

The music of the late composer Dory Previn was celebrated at a gala for the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre last night. Best-known as the writer of such hit songs as 'Theme from Valley of the Dolls,' 'Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign,' 'With My Daddy in the Attic,' 'You're Gonna Hear from Me,' DORY PREVIN was a legendary figure as a pop-folk singer-song-writer in the 60's-70's and 80's. The Gala performance was directed by Rachel Chavkin (NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812), with musical direction by Jon Spurney. BroadwayWorld was there fo rthe gala and you can check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

2nd Story Theatre Extends THE LYONS Through Feb 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Audiences are roaring with laughter at Nicky Silver's ferociously funny contemporary comedy, The Lyons. To meet the demand for tickets, 2nd Story has scheduled five additional performances: Sunday, February 9 @ 7PM; Thursday, February 13 @ 8PM; Friday, February 14 @ 8PM; Saturday, February 15 @ 8PM; and Sunday, February 16 @ 3PM. (more...)

Mia McCullough's SINCE AFRICA to Open Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

SINCE AFRICA, a new play by Mia McCullough about a Lost Boy of Sudan-- both lost in his native land and lost as he attempts to adjust to his new home in America - will be given its NY premiere following successful productions at San Diego's Old Globe, Philadelphia's InterAct, and Chicago Dramatists theatres with performances starting February 20 and an official press opening on February 23 in a production by New York's Red Fern Theatre Company at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E. 14 St. between 1st and 2nd Ave. in NYC). The play is directed by Nancy Robillard. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fantastic Ensemble Brings Dark, Witty THE LYONS to Life at 2nd Story
by Robert Barossi - Jan 26, 2014

"Family is conflict and it's something that we all relate to," according to Bill Cosby, who has made a very long career out of finding the humor in family conflicts. His television shows and standup routines probably never had anything quite like the family conflicts found in Nicky Silver's play The Lyons, now playing at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren. Even though the drama and conflict is ratcheted pretty high in this production, there are still many moments every audience member can and will relate to, whether they want to admit it or not. (more...)

Tina Benko, Michael Esper and More Join MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for the upcoming world premiere production of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC). (more...)

Alan Cumming, Billy Porter & More Set for Vineyard Theatre Gala on 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Vineyard Theatre will celebrate the songs of Dory Previn - the late pop/folk singer-songwriter whose numerous hits include "Come SaturdayMorning" and the theme from "Valley of the Dolls" - at its annual Gala Fundraiser on Monday, February 24th beginning at 6:30pm at the Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47 St in Manhattan), it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Director and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. The Vineyard Gala will not only celebrate Ms. Previn's witty, heartbreaking and provocative songs, but will feature selections from her poems, plays and memoirs, as well. (more...)

THE LYONS to Open 1/16 at 2nd Story Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

THE LYONS by Nicky Silver will be directed by Mark Peckham at DownStage at 2nd Story Theatre, running January 16 - February 9, 2014. (more...)

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