Ray Rizzo News

HIT THE WALL Plays Final Performance Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

The new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, directed by Eric Hoff, and with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, will end its run today, April 28, 2013 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) where it began performances on February 19, 2013. (more...)

HIT THE WALL Will Conclude Off-Broadway Run 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

The new play, Hit the Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, directed by Eric Hoff, and with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, will end its run on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) where it began performances on February 19, 2013. (more...)

HIT THE WALL Plays Final Performance, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

The new play, Hit the Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, directed by Eric Hoff, and with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, will end its run on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) where it began performances on February 19, 2013. (more...)

HIT THE WALL Begins Talkbacks on March 20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

Join the cast of Off-Broadway's Hit the Wall, a new play written by Ike Holter and directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, for the launch of a new talkback series immediately following the performance of the play on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Tickets are now available for the performance that begins at 7:30pm followed by the talkback at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Barrow Street Theatre's HIT THE WALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, Hit The Wall opens Sunday, March 10, 2013. Tickets for the production are now on sale. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Cast Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton. The show began previews at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 and opened last night, March 10. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photo coverage from the after party below! (more...)

Barrow Street Theatre Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Opening of HIT THE WALL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton. The show began previews at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 and opening night set for this evening at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Barrow Street Theatre to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Opening of HIT THE WALL, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton. The show began previews at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 and opening night set for this Sunday evening at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrow Street Theatre's HIT THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, Hit The Wall opens Sunday, March 10, 2013. Tickets for the production are now on sale. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

HIT THE WALL Begins Performances at Barrow Street Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit the Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, performances for Hit the Wall begin tonight, Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue), with an opening night set for Sunday, March 10, 2013. Tickets for the production are now on sale. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Feb 02, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, performances for Hit The Wallbegin on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue), with an opening night set for Sunday, March 10, 2013. The cast just met the press, and you can check out BWW's full photo coverage of the festivities below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of HIT THE WALL!
by Walter McBride - Feb 01, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, performances for Hit The Wall begin on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue), with an opening night set for Sunday, March 10, 2013. Tickets for the production are now on sale. The cast just met the press and you can check out a photo preview of the festivities below! (more...)

Debo Band, Lady Rizo, and More Set for Joe's Pub This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Each week Joe's Pub at The Public presents some of New York City's most eclectic programming ranging from world to classical, pop, singer-songwriter, jazz and more. At the center of Joe's Pub's genre-blind booking is The Public Theater's mission to bring world-class performance to New York City's diverse cultural community. (more...)

HIT THE WALL Begins Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter announced today they will present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit the Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, performances for Hit the Wall begin on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue), with an opening night set for Sunday, March 10, 2013. Tickets for the production are now on sale. (more...)

Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange Announces Joe's Pub Fundraiser, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2013

Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange returns to Joe's Pub at The Public for a special one-night-only fundraiser for the organization curated by Michael Arthur (Balthrop, Alabama, Joe's Pub and La Jolla Playhouse's archival artist) and Motherlodge founder Ray Rizzo (drummer with Dawn Landes, Corporal and others). Motherlodge is a touring, presenting organization that creates space, or "lodges" in different cities where artists from different geographic locations can share what they do and work together to create new interdisciplinary artworks. Motherlodge's 'A Fleetwood Mac Orgy' at Joe's Pub promises to be a cosmos-shattering night of Broadway and downtown performers colliding with rockers from Brooklyn and Kentucky. The fundraiser will help pay for promotion, production costs, gas and lodging for artists who will join for the Motherlodge in Louisville at the end of March. Tickets are on sale now at: http://www.joespub.com/ (more...)

Tituss Burgess, LIVING FOR TODAY and More Set for Joe's Pub's Broadway and Cabaret Lineup, Now thru 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its Broadway and cabaret events for today, December 14-February 3, featuring performances by Sasha Allen & Rob Lewis: Christmas Time Is Here, Lady Rizo, Taylor Mac, Our Hit Parade, Starsky + Cox, Joey Arias, Wau Wau Sisters, A Scream Along with Billy Christmas, Drew Gasparini, Bridget Everett, Justin VivIan Bond, Amy Lynn & Tituss Burgess, Motherlodge, Rated RSO: MT-17, Zack Zadek, Living For Today: Back to the Drawing Board, Ute Lemper and Once Upon a Time in NYC: Second Edition. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, LIVING FOR TODAY and More Set for Joe's Pub's Broadway and Cabaret Lineup, 12/14-2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its Broadway and cabaret events for December 14-February 3, featuring performances by Sasha Allen & Rob Lewis: Christmas Time Is Here, Lady Rizo, Taylor Mac, Our Hit Parade, Starsky + Cox, Joey Arias, Wau Wau Sisters, A Scream Along with Billy Christmas, Drew Gasparini, Bridget Everett, Justin Vivian Bond, Amy Lynn & Tituss Burgess, Motherlodge, Rated RSO: MT-17, Zack Zadek, Living For Today: Back to the Drawing Board, Ute Lemper and Once Upon a Time in NYC: Second Edition. (more...)

ONCE's Glen Hansard Releases Solo Album Today, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

Over 20 years in the making, singer songwriter Glen Hansard will release his first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose, on Anti- Records today, June 19. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the feature film Once, for which he won an Academy Award, Rhythm and Repose is Hansard's debut solo album and first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season. The album will be available for pre-sale at the Anti Store. In recent months Hansard has been seen in the documentary The Swell Season which has toured the film festival circuit this year, contributed two songs to the blockbuster soundtrack, The Hunger Games, and been active in the promotion of Once, The Musical which successfully opened on Broadway on March 18. Hansard will support the new record on a U.S. tour. See reverse for details. (more...)

A.R.T. Ends World Premiere of FUTURITY: A MUSICAL BY THE LISPS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2012

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) begins performances of the world premiere production FUTURITY: A MUSICAL BY THE LISPS, with music and lyrics by Cesar Alvarez with The Lisps; book by Molly Rice and Cesar Alvarez; directed by Sarah Benson.Performances run from Friday, March 16 through Sunday, April 15, 2012 at the A.R.T.'s second space, OBERON, at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

ONCE's Glen Hansard to Release Solo Album, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2012

Over 20 years in the making, singer songwriter Glen Hansard will release his first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose, on Anti- Records June 19. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the feature film Once, for which he won an Academy Award, Rhythm and Repose is Hansard's debut solo album and first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season. The album will be available for pre-sale at the Anti Store. In recent months Hansard has been seen in the documentary The Swell Season which has toured the film festival circuit this year, contributed two songs to the blockbuster soundtrack, The Hunger Games, and been active in the promotion of Once, The Musical which successfully opened on Broadway on March 18. Hansard will support the new record on a U.S. tour. See reverse for details. (more...)

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