Rinde Eckert News

Harris Theater Names New Executive Vice President, External AffairsHarris Theater Names New Executive Vice President, External Affairs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance has appointed Patricia Barretto as the new Executive Vice President, External Affairs effective immediately. After joining the Harris Theater executive team as Vice President of Marketing & Communications in 2015, Ms. Barretto's role will expand to oversee both the Marketing and Development departments. (more...)

New Season Announced for New Victory TheaterNew Season Announced for New Victory Theater
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

As New York City's premier theater for kids and families, The New Victory Theater announces its 2016-17 season. From September 30, 2016 through May 21, 2017, the New Victory 2016-17 season will feature two world premieres, six U.S. premieres and six NY premieres among its 15 productions from 11 different countries around the world. (more...)

PlayCo Executive Producer to Step DownPlayCo Executive Producer to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo)'s Founding Producer Kate Loewald announced today that fellow Executive Producer Lauren Weigel will step down from her position on June 30, 2016. The Play Company will begin the search for a new team member this week. Under Lauren Weigel's leadership as Executive Producer, PlayCo has become the only New York theater to regularly produce international contemporary plays alongside new American work. Weigel has been intrinsic in advancing PlayCo's unique commitment to premiering work from around the world to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater in New York. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Kate Cordaro, Director of Education at TWO RIVER THEATERBWW Interview: Kate Cordaro, Director of Education at TWO RIVER THEATER
by Marina Kennedy - May 16, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Kate Cordaro, Director of Education at Two River Theater in Red Bank. (more...)

BWW Review:  PERICLES at TRT is Exciting and InventiveBWW Review: PERICLES at TRT is Exciting and Inventive
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 26, 2016

See William Shakespeare's 'Pericles' at Two River Theater through May 8th. Directed by David Schweizer and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, the show has original music and lyrics by Rinde Eckert and musical direction by Ian Axness. The dive bar setting puts a modern spin on The Bard's classic and the show features an exceptional cast. (more...)

Mike Albo to Bring SPERMHOOD World Premiere to Dixon Place This SpringMike Albo to Bring SPERMHOOD World Premiere to Dixon Place This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Dixon Place's new commission SPERMHOOD, will open on Friday, May 13th at 7:30 pm. Based on his Amazon Kindle bestseller, Spermhood: Diary of a Donor, writer and performer Mike Albo, returns to Dixon Place with his hilarious account of the year he spent donating sperm for his friends. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare's PERICLES at Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Shakespeare's PERICLES at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Two River Theater presents Shakespeare's PERICLES, featuring original music and lyrics by Rinde Eckert, choreographed by Dan Knechtges, and directed by David Schweizer. The press opening is Friday, April 22 at 8pm. Performances will continue through Sunday, May 8 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview:  Mary Testa in PERICLES at Two River Theatre 4/16 to 5/8BWW Interview: Mary Testa in PERICLES at Two River Theatre 4/16 to 5/8
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 12, 2016

We interviewed Mary Testa who will perform in Two River Theater's production of 'Pericles' from April 16th to May 8th. Testa spoke to us about her career, the show and working on the Red Bank stage. (more...)

Two River Theater to Present PERICLESTwo River Theater to Present PERICLES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of Shakespeare's Pericles, featuring original music and lyrics by multidisciplinary artist Rinde Eckert, who also plays Gower/Old Pericles. Pericles is choreographed by Tony nominee Dan Knechtges (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu) and directed by acclaimed theater and opera director David Schweizer, whose past collaborations with Eckert include the Obie Award-winning And God Created Great Whales and Horizon, winner of the Lucille Lortel Award. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Premiere of John Leguizamo's New Show 'LATIN HISTORY FOR DUMMIES'Berkeley Rep to Premiere of John Leguizamo's New Show 'LATIN HISTORY FOR DUMMIES'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Berkeley Rep announced today it will present the world premiere of John Leguizamo: Latin History for Dummies. Written and performed by Leguizamo and directed by Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, this limited engagement will run Friday, July 1-Sunday, August 14 in the newly renovated Peet's Theatre. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 6 to the general public at berkeleyrep.org or by calling 510-647-2949. (more...)

Harris Theatre Presents World Premiere of Kronos Quartet Commission, MY LAIHarris Theatre Presents World Premiere of Kronos Quartet Commission, MY LAI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The world premiere of the staged version of My Lai, Harris Theater's brand new commission for the Kronos Quartet composed by Jonathan Berger, will make its debut on Friday, January 29 at 7:30 PM. After outstanding reviews at the concert premiere of My Lai at Stanford University in October, the Harris looks forward to welcoming this deeply emotional and important story to Chicago. (more...)

The Navesink & Two River Theater Set 2016 Salon SeriesThe Navesink & Two River Theater Set 2016 Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The Navesink (producers of TEDxNavesink, an independently organized event licensed by TED) and Two River Theater present Conversation + Play, a salon series to be held at the Two River River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave. in Red Bank, NJ. (more...)

Elephant Run District's hERD Pocast Series to Kick Off 1/14 with TURING TEST at the TankElephant Run District's hERD Pocast Series to Kick Off 1/14 with TURING TEST at the Tank
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Elephant Run District debuts The hERD Podcast, a curated platform for audiences to experience work by playwrights and artists performed live in New York City and then streamed around the globe on the internet, at the Tank on Jan. 14, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

National Sawdust Announces Winter 2016 Season at New Home in WilliamsburgNational Sawdust Announces Winter 2016 Season at New Home in Williamsburg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Composer Paola Prestini, the Creative and Executive Director of the National Sawdust (NS), announces the initial programming for the non-profit's winter 2016 season in its acclaimed new home -- a $16 million, 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art chamber hall in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

Harris Yulin Joins Cast of WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETHHarris Yulin Joins Cast of WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, announced today that Drama Desk nominee Harris Yulin (Hedda Gabler, Diary of Anne Frank) will return to play Robert Lowell opposite Lortel Award winner Mia Katigbak (Awake and Sing!) as Elizabeth Bishop from November 30 to December 5, 2015 in DEAR ELIZABETH, the inaugural production at the WP's new theatrical home the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Sarah Ruhl's Touching DEAR ELIZABETH; Friendship Through the MailBWW Review: Sarah Ruhl's Touching DEAR ELIZABETH; Friendship Through the Mail
by Michael Dale - Nov 14, 2015

The relationship of poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, as told through a 30 year correspondence. (more...)

PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD to Premiere Off-Broadway This WinterPHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD to Premiere Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Producers Al Corley ("Dynasty") and Marty Kaplan have announced the world premiere of PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD, conceived and performed by Steven Friedman and directed by David Schweizer, will play a strictly limited 5 week engagement from December 12, 2015 to January 16, 2016 at The Beckett Theater at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Artists Rep Opens Submissions for Oregon Play Prize; Deadline Jan 31Artists Rep Opens Submissions for Oregon Play Prize; Deadline Jan 31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The play submission gates were thrown open on November 1 when the Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S) new play development program at Artists Repertory Theatre began accepting submissions for the new Oregon Play Prize. (more...)

Julie Taymor Curates, Hosts First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn TonightJulie Taymor Curates, Hosts First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Visionary director Julie Taymor curates and hosts the first National Sawdust+ concert tonight, November 6 at 7:30pm. MADE IN BROOKLYN, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain & Stephen Gosling, and much more. (more...)

Paul Muldoon and More Set for WP Theater's 'DEAR MISS BISHOP' Poetry Series Alongside DEAR ELIZABETHPaul Muldoon and More Set for WP Theater's 'DEAR MISS BISHOP' Poetry Series Alongside DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, in conjunction with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, has announced DEAR MISS BISHOP: Poets in Conversation with Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth, a series of conversations with important contemporary poets to accompany the current presentation of Sarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH, now playing at the WP's new artistic home, the McGinn/Cazale Theater. (more...)

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