Paul Zimet News

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Open Next Week at La MaMaTalking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Open Next Week at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

Taylor Mac to Receive 2017 Booth AwardTaylor Mac to Receive 2017 Booth Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Join us for an evening celebrating the groundbreaking work of Taylor Mac, American actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer, and singer-songwriter. Mac's 24-hour, 246-song marathon performance, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, was hailed by Wesley Morris in the New York Times as "one of the greatest experiences of my life" and was recently named the 2017 recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

Primary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History ProjectPrimary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Primary Stages has announced the launch of OFF CENTER: THE OFF-BROADWAY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's DebutPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 3, 2017

The Off-Broadway Oral History Project was created to fill a gap in theater history by establishing a video archive featuring the innovative artists who transformed Off- and Off-Off-Broadway in the years after World War II. (more...)

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Tell Intertwining Stories at La MaMa This SpringTalking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Tell Intertwining Stories at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey TheatreGO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 16. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 7/9-9/4Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 7/9-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 9. (more...)

La Mama Presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 'TALKING BAND' TonightLa Mama Presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 'TALKING BAND' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2016

LA MaMa presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 'TALKING BAND' -- tonight, March 12, 2016 at 3 to 5 p.m. -- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's World Premiere of RHINBECCA, NYPhoto Flash: First Look at Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's World Premiere of RHINBECCA, NY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2016

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble (John Kurzynowski, Artistic Director; Reed Whitney, Producing Director) proudly presents the world premiere of Rhinbecca, NY, created and performed by Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, and conceived and directed by John Kurzynowski. Rhinbecca, NY runs from March 4 - 19, 2016 in a limited engagement at The Brick, located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Scroll down to see photos from the production! (more...)

La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 'TALKING BAND'La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 'TALKING BAND'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

LA MaMa presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 'TALKING BAND' -- Saturday March 12, 2016 at 3 to 5 p.m. -- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's RHINBECCA, NY to Play The Brick This SpringTheater Reconstruction Ensemble's RHINBECCA, NY to Play The Brick This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents the world premiere of RHINBECCA, NY, created and performed by Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, and conceived and directed by John Kurzynowski. RHINBECCA, NY runs from March 4 - 19, 2016 in a limited engagement at The Brick, located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's RHINBECCA, NY Plays The Brick This MarchTheater Reconstruction Ensemble's RHINBECCA, NY Plays The Brick This March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents the world premiere of RHINBECCA, NY, created and performed by Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, and conceived and directed by John Kurzynowski. RHINBECCA, NY runs from March 4 - 19, 2016 in a limited engagement at The Brick, located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

BWW Interview:  John Kurzynowski and RHINEBECCA NY by TRE at The Brick in Williamsburg 3/4 to 3/19BWW Interview: John Kurzynowski and RHINEBECCA NY by TRE at The Brick in Williamsburg 3/4 to 3/19
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 15, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed John Kurzynowski about Theater Reconstruction Ensemble (TRE) and the World Premiere of 'Rhinbecca, NY' at The Brick in Williamsburg from March 4th to March 19th. (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's RHINBECCA, NY Plays The Brick This MarchTheater Reconstruction Ensemble's RHINBECCA, NY Plays The Brick This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents the world premiere of RHINBECCA, NY, created and performed by Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, and conceived and directed by John Kurzynowski. RHINBECCA, NY runs from March 4 - 19, 2016 in a limited engagement at The Brick, located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

La MaMa & Talking Band's Symphonic Play BURNISHED BY GRIEF Opens TonightLa MaMa & Talking Band's Symphonic Play BURNISHED BY GRIEF Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow -- former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater -- the Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community. La MaMa in association with Talking Band presents the world premiere of its latest work, BURNISHED BY GRIEF, a sinister, music infused romantic comedy, at La MaMa's first floor theater, opening tonight, January 27, and running through February 7, 2016. (more...)

La MaMa & Talking Band's Symphonic Play BURNISHED BY GRIEF Begins TonightLa MaMa & Talking Band's Symphonic Play BURNISHED BY GRIEF Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow -- former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater -- the Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community. La MaMa in association with Talking Band will present the world premiere of its latest work, BURNISHED BY GRIEF, a sinister, music infused romantic comedy, at La MaMa's first floor theater from tonight, January 22, through February 7. (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's RHINBECCA, NY to Play The Brick This SpringTheater Reconstruction Ensemble's RHINBECCA, NY to Play The Brick This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents the world premiere of RHINBECCA, NY, created and performed by Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, and conceived and directed by John Kurzynowski. RHINBECCA, NY runs from March 4 - 19, 2016 in a limited engagement at The Brick, located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

Talking Band's New Play Set for La MaMa in 2016Talking Band's New Play Set for La MaMa in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow and Tina Shepard-former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater-the Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community. Ben Brantley of The New York Times recently called them 'one of the boldest and most venerable politically minded companies in New York experimental theater.' American Theater magazine has deemed them 'one of the most exceptional theater companies in the country.' The Talking Band will present in association with La MaMa the world premiere of its latest work, Burnished by Grief, a sinister, music infused romantic comedy, at La MaMa'sfirst floor theater from January 22-February 7. (more...)

La MaMa & Talking Band to Present Symphonic Play BURNISHED BY GRIEF This WinterLa MaMa & Talking Band to Present Symphonic Play BURNISHED BY GRIEF This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow -- former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater -- the Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community. La MaMa in association with Talking Band will present the world premiere of its latest work, BURNISHED BY GRIEF, a sinister, music infused romantic comedy, at La MaMa's first floor theater from January 22-February 7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bridget Everett, Joey Arias & More Perform at La MaMa's Annual Fall GalaPhoto Coverage: Bridget Everett, Joey Arias & More Perform at La MaMa's Annual Fall Gala
by Walter McBride - Nov 3, 2015

La MaMa just honored film producer Joy Tomchin for her activism on behalf of the LGBTQ communities; Donn Russell for his commitment to and support of nontraditional theatre; and Roberta Uno for her leadership in philanthropy and cultural diversity at the annual La MaMa Gala, last night at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.). (more...)

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