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Abingdon Theatre Company Associate Artistic Director Steps DownAbingdon Theatre Company Associate Artistic Director Steps Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, located in Manhattan's Garment District, announces that Associate Artistic Director Kim T. Sharp is departing after a 16-year association with the company. Sharp will pursue theatre projects he has nurtured and explore further literary and management opportunities. (more...)

The Public Extends Richard Nelson's HUNGRYThe Public Extends Richard Nelson's HUNGRY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced a final one-week extension today for HUNGRY, continuing Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season. Play one, part of THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson, HUNGRY officially opened on Friday, March 4 and has now been extended a final week through Sunday, April 3. Featuring the same core acting company for all three productions, the second play in the cycle, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, will premiere in September and the final play in the new cycle, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Richard Nelson Offers a Taste Of A New Rhinebeck Family in HUNGRYBWW Review: Richard Nelson Offers a Taste Of A New Rhinebeck Family in HUNGRY
by Michael Dale - Mar 7, 2016

The playwright follows his quartet of Apple Family plays with the first of an election year trilogy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Red Carpet for the Public Theater's HUNGRYPhoto Coverage: Opening Night Red Carpet for the Public Theater's HUNGRY
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 5, 2016

HUNGRY, the first play in the three-play cycle THE GABRIELS, opened last night at the Public Theater, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big opening! Check out photos from the red carpet here! (more...)

Richard Nelson's HUNGRY Opens Tonight at The PublicRichard Nelson's HUNGRY Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Public Theater presents HUNGRY, now through Sunday, March 27, as part of Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season. Play one, part of THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson, HUNGRY officially opens tonight, March 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Nelson's HUNGRY at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Richard Nelson's HUNGRY at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

HUNGRY is running at The Public through Sunday, March 27 and officially opens on the day it is set, Friday, March 4. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Opens TonightAbingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, presents the world-premiere run of A Room of My Own. Written and Directed by Charles Messina, the new play has sold-out its run prior to opening tonight, February 25. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Adds Extra MatineeAbingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Adds Extra Matinee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, has added a matinee performance to its world-premiere run of A Room of My Own on Friday, March 4 at 3pm. Written and Directed by Charles Messina, the new play has sold-out its run prior to opening on Thursday, February 25. Off-Broadway performances conclude March 13 at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street), featuring Tony Award-nominee Mario Cantone (Sex and the City, Laugh Whore, Steve) and Ralph Macchio (Dancing with the Stars, The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Master Class Series with THE STORY WORKSHOP, a three-day intensive workshop with award-winning  writer and actor James Lecesne, whose work includes the Off-Broadway hits The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey and Word of Mouth. The master class is set for March 18-20 at Abingdon Theatre Company (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Announces 2016 Stanley Drama Award WinnersWagner College Theatre Announces 2016 Stanley Drama Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year's Stanley Drama Award is Mike Bencivenga of Astoria, Queens, N.Y., for his two-act play, 'Bad Hearts.' (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of The Public's HUNGRYPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of The Public's HUNGRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

HUNGRY is written and directed by Richard Nelson, and begins previews on Saturday, February 27, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4. Hungry was just extended one week through Sunday, March 27. Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

The Public Theater Extends Richard Nelson's HUNGRYThe Public Theater Extends Richard Nelson's HUNGRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The Public Theater announced a one-week extension today for HUNGRY, through Sunday, March 27, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season. Play one, part of THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson, HUNGRY begins previews on Saturday, February 27, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4. Featuring the same core acting company for all three productions, the second play in the cycle, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, will premiere in September and the final play in the new cycle, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. (more...)

New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

32 Actors, 8 Writers, and 8 Directors will gather at Abingdon Theatre Company for an entire weekend of pure creativity to produce FETE 24. (more...)

A ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & Macchio Adds Performances to Off-Broadway RunA ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & Macchio Adds Performances to Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, has added two performances to its world-premiere run of A ROOM OF MY OWN, written and directed by Charles Messina, on Sundays, February 21 and March 13 at 7pm. Off-Broadway previews are set to begin Saturday, February 13 in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, February 25, with performances through Sunday, March 13. (more...)

Kim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 SeasonKim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

?Abingdon Theatre Company, in collaboration with The Muse Project, will present STET, a new play inspired by true events, written by Kim Davies and conceived by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Artistic Director Tony Speciale. A limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin previews in June, as part of Abingdon's 2015-2016 Season. Tony Speciale is set to direct the world-premiere production, which marks his inaugural programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

Casting Complete for Messina's A ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & MacchioCasting Complete for Messina's A ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & Macchio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its 2015-2016 Season with the world premiere of A ROOM OF MY OWN, written and directed by Charles Messina. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is set to begin previews February 13 in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, February 25, with performances through March 13. (more...)

Around the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 OpeningsAround the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 Openings
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

We're just three days into the New Year, and we can't wait for all the new shows set to open around the corner from Broadway! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of the upcoming plays and musicals from The Public, Classic Stage, Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, Roundabout, the Encores! series and more, currently slated to open off-Broadway in 2016! (more...)

Public Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play CyclePublic Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere three-play cycle THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson. Featuring the same core acting company for all three productions, Play One: HUNGRY, will begin previews on Saturday, February 27 and run through, Sunday, March 20, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4, 2016. The second play, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, will premiere in September and the final play in the new cycle, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Linda Lavin, Holland Taylor, and Many More Lead Abingdon Theatre Company's GalaBWW TV: Linda Lavin, Holland Taylor, and Many More Lead Abingdon Theatre Company's Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company just celebrated its 2015-2016 Season with ABINGDON: REFLECTIONS OF STARLIGHT on October 26 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan). Go inside the gala with BroadwayWorld, below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Abingdon Theatre Company's REFLECTIONS OF STARLIGHT GalaPhoto Coverage: Inside Abingdon Theatre Company's REFLECTIONS OF STARLIGHT Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 27, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company just celebrated its 2015-2016 Season with ABINGDON: REFLECTIONS OF STARLIGHT, last night, October 26 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan). Richard Jay-Alexander, best known for directing Barbra Streisand and other artists in concert, directed the event, honoring Tony Award-winning costume designer Jane Greenwood, who designed Abingdon's acclaimed production of Hellman v. McCarthy; Abingdon Theatre Company's Vice Chair and former Managing Director, Heather Henderson; and one of New York's most prominent lawyers in entertainment, Mark Sendroff. (more...)

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