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BWW Review:  Elevator Repair Service's THE SELECT:  THE SUN ALSO RISES an Exuberant Celebration of Hemingway's ClassicBWW Review: Elevator Repair Service's THE SELECT: THE SUN ALSO RISES an Exuberant Celebration of Hemingway's Classic
by Andrew White - Mar 2, 2017

Elevator Repair Service, a New York company with a decided literary turn, has brought its lengthy but satisfying staging of Hemingway's first novel, 'The Sun Also Rises,' to Shakespeare Theatre Company's Landsburgh stage for a healthy Washington run. For Hemingway fans, this is reason enough to make a pilgrimage downtown; for theatre enthusiasts, even those who wouldn't normally touch Hemingway with a 10-foot-pole, the sheer exuberance and creativity of the ensemble should be a huge draw. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service's THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) Coming to Shakespeare Theatre CompanyElevator Repair Service's THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) Coming to Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will host acclaimed theatre ensemble Elevator Repair Service and their production of The Select (The Sun Also Rises) at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th St NW) from February 18-April 2, 2017. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service's THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) Coming to Shakespeare Theatre CompanyElevator Repair Service's THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) Coming to Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will host acclaimed theatre ensemble Elevator Repair Service and their production of The Select (The Sun Also Rises) at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th St NW) from February 18-April 2, 2017. (more...)

Witness Relocation Presents THE LOONWitness Relocation Presents THE LOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Witness Relocation'sThe Loonis an all new, evening length, knock-down-drag-out, dance/theatre show based in part on "Voices of the Loon" (an educational record released by the AudubonSociety in 1980); the work of sociologist Erving Goffman; "At Home" - Bill Bryson's study of the history of domestic life; party games; and what happens when the festivities goverylate into the night/next morning. (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2016The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Centerat The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the full lineup of its thirteenth annualPRELUDE Festival. Dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, PRELUDE2016 features an array of artists working in theatrical and interdisciplinary performance. The festival gives audiences and artists a survey of the current moment in New York via in-process performances, conversations, and workshops. (more...)

Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Final Episodes of LIFE & TIMES Set for 2016 Crossing the Line FestivalNature Theater of Oklahoma's Final Episodes of LIFE & TIMES Set for 2016 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), Anthology Film Archives, and the Hermes Foundation's New Settings program are thrilled to launch the 2016 Crossing the Line Festival with the New York City premiere of award-winning theater group Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Life & Times: Episodes 7, 8 & 9. (more...)

Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Final Episodes of LIFE & TIMES Set for 2016 Crossing the Line FestivalNature Theater of Oklahoma's Final Episodes of LIFE & TIMES Set for 2016 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), Anthology Film Archives, and the Hermes Foundation's New Settings program are thrilled to launch the 2016 Crossing the Line Festival with the New York City premiere of award-winning theater group Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Life & Times: Episodes 7, 8 & 9. (more...)

Apothetae Theater's THE PENALTY Premieres at Dixon Place TonightApothetae Theater's THE PENALTY Premieres at Dixon Place Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Dixon Place and The Apothetae Theater present the world premiere musical of Clay McLeod Chapman's The Penalty for 6 weekend performances only beginning tonight, June 14 at 7:30. With music by Nature City of Oklahoma's Robert M. Johanson (Life and Times) and direction by Kris Thor (Blackout, Diving Normal), this production brings together a dream team of rising talent currently experiencing significant milestones in their respective careers. The Penalty is also the debut production of The Apothetae theater, a New York based company founded by and for actors and theater professionals with physical disabilities. (more...)

Dixon Place & The Apothetae Present THE PENALTY, Now thru 6/29Dixon Place & The Apothetae Present THE PENALTY, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Dixon Place & The Apothetae present The Penalty, written by Clay McLeod Chapman and directed by Kris Thor, with music and lyrics by Robert M. Johanson and Clay McLeod Chapman. The inaugural show for a company devoted to theatre featuring disabled artists begins previews tonight, June 13 at 7:30, and continues Fridays and Saturdays: June 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 7:30 at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY. Tickets: $15 GA / $18 door / $12 Students & Seniors. Visit www.dixonplace.org or call 212 2190736. Run time: 70 minutes, no intermission. (more...)

Apothetae Theater's THE PENALTY to Premiere at Dixon Place, 6/14-16Apothetae Theater's THE PENALTY to Premiere at Dixon Place, 6/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

Dixon Place and The Apothetae Theater present the world premiere musical of Clay McLeod Chapman's The Penalty for 6 weekend performances only beginning June 14 at 7:30. With music by Nature City of Oklahoma's Robert M. Johanson (Life and Times) and direction by Kris Thor (Blackout, Diving Normal), this production brings together a dream team of rising talent currently experiencing significant milestones in their respective careers. The Penalty is also the debut production of The Apothetae theater, a New York based company founded by and for actors and theater professionals with physical disabilities. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

Soho Rep has again extended the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation , directed by Eric Ting, this time to December 16. Tickets to the American premiere of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic serial Life and Times: Episodes 1-4-a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013-are now on sale. And Soho Rep announces the production that will conclude its 2012-13 season: the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, directed by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson (April 30 - May 26, 2013). (more...)

Dixon Place & The Apothetae to Present THE PENALTY, 6/13-29Dixon Place & The Apothetae to Present THE PENALTY, 6/13-29
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

Dixon Place & The Apothetae present The Penalty, written by Clay McLeod Chapman and directed by Kris Thor, with music and lyrics by Robert M. Johanson and Clay McLeod Chapman. The inaugural show for a company devoted to theatre featuring disabled artists begins previews on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30, and continues Fridays and Saturdays: June 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 7:30 at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Soho Rep has again extended the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation , directed by Eric Ting, this time to December 16. Tickets to the American premiere of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic serial Life and Times: Episodes 1-4-a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013-are now on sale. And Soho Rep announces the production that will conclude its 2012-13 season: the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, directed by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson (April 30 - May 26, 2013). (more...)

The Public Theater Presents Soho Rep's Production of Nature Theater Production of OK's 'LIFE AND TIMES', 1/16-2/2The Public Theater Presents Soho Rep's Production of Nature Theater Production of OK's 'LIFE AND TIMES', 1/16-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

The Public Theater announced today that it will present the Soho Rep production of the American premiere of the Nature Theater of Oklahoma's LIFE AND TIMES: Episodes 1-4 as a special engagement of the 2013 Under the Radar Festival. Conceived and directed by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, the epic serial saga LIFE AND TIMES will run January 16 through February 2, 2013. The 2013 Under the Radar Festival will run January 9 through 20, 2013 at The Public Theater at Astor Place, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

The Public Theater Presents Soho Rep's Production of Nature Theater Production of OK's 'LIFE AND TIMES', Now thru 2/2The Public Theater Presents Soho Rep's Production of Nature Theater Production of OK's 'LIFE AND TIMES', Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

The Public Theater announced that it will present the Soho Rep production of the American premiere of the Nature Theater of Oklahoma's LIFE AND TIMES: Episodes 1-4 as a special engagement of the 2013 Under the Radar Festival. Conceived and directed by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, the epic serial saga LIFE AND TIMES will run tonight, January 16 through February 2, 2013. The 2013 Under the Radar Festival will run January 9 through 20, 2013 at The Public Theater at Astor Place, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Public Theater Presents the Soho Rep Production of LIFE AND TIMES, 1/16-2/2Public Theater Presents the Soho Rep Production of LIFE AND TIMES, 1/16-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will present the Soho Rep production of the American premiere of the Nature Theater of Oklahoma's LIFE AND TIMES: Episodes 1-4 beginning on Wednesday, January 16. Conceived and directed by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, the epic serial saga LIFE AND TIMES will run through February 2, 2013 at The Public Theater at Astor Place. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2012

Soho Rep has again extended the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation , directed by Eric Ting, this time to December 16. Tickets to the American premiere of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic serial Life and Times: Episodes 1-4-a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013-are now on sale. And Soho Rep announces the production that will conclude its 2012-13 season: the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, directed by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson (April 30 - May 26, 2013). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2012

Soho Rep has again extended the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation , directed by Eric Ting, this time to December 16. Tickets to the American premiere of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic serial Life and Times: Episodes 1-4-a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013-are now on sale. And Soho Rep announces the production that will conclude its 2012-13 season: the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, directed by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson (April 30 - May 26, 2013). (more...)

UNCLE VANYA, 'LIFE AND TIMES' and More Headline Soho Rep's 2012-13 SeasonUNCLE VANYA, 'LIFE AND TIMES' and More Headline Soho Rep's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

Soho Rep has announced its fall-winter 2012-13 mainstage productions on the heels of its twice-extended, immensely acclaimed world premiere of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, adapted by Annie Baker and directed by Sam Gold. This fall and winter, the 13-time OBIE-winning theater will introduce New York audiences to two more highly anticipated new works, by artists whose careers Soho Rep has nurtured: Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, directed by Eric Ting; and Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic musical serial, Life and Times: Episodes 1-4 a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013. Soho Rep's 2012/13 season is produced in association with John Adrian Selzer. (The theater will announce its spring production later this fall.) (more...)

UNCLE VANYA, 'LIFE AND TIMES' and More Headline Soho Rep's 2012-13 SeasonUNCLE VANYA, 'LIFE AND TIMES' and More Headline Soho Rep's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

Soho Rep has announced its fall-winter 2012-13 mainstage productions on the heels of its twice-extended, immensely acclaimed world premiere of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, adapted by Annie Baker and directed by Sam Gold. This fall and winter, the 13-time OBIE-winning theater will introduce New York audiences to two more highly anticipated new works, by artists whose careers Soho Rep has nurtured: Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, directed by Eric Ting; and Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic musical serial, Life and Times: Episodes 1-4 a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013. Soho Rep's 2012/13 season is produced in association with John Adrian Selzer. (The theater will announce its spring production later this fall.) (more...)

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