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Soho Rep Welcomes New Members to Board of DirectorsSoho Rep Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Soho Rep. is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors with five newly appointed members. By increasing its Board by 50 percent, from ten to fifteen members, Soho Rep. adds important artistic and strategic voices to its leadership. (more...)

2016 Vilcek Prize in Theatre Goes to Blanka Zizka2016 Vilcek Prize in Theatre Goes to Blanka Zizka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Vilcek Foundation just†announced the winners of its annual Vilcek Prizes, recognizing immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences. The 2016 Vilcek Prize in Theatre, presented to an immigrant artist with a record of major achievement in his/her field, is awarded to Blanka Zizka, the recipient of a $100,000 prize. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.† Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.† The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.†† (more...)

Theatre, Dance & More on Tap for JACK's Winter/Spring 2016 SeasonTheatre, Dance & More on Tap for JACK's Winter/Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Clinton Hill cultural hub and OBIE award-winner JACK launches its winter/spring 2016 season with an a cappella opera set in Zimbabwe by composer Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, a weekend of curated works by†Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, the premiere of the dirty and bracing play†Tom & Eliza,†by Celine Song, the English-language premiere of Argentinian playwright Rafael Spregelburd's SPAM, The Geneva Project by Jennifer Harrison Newman, Antonio Ramos'†Thirsty Mind, love and starvation sitting in a lonely tree†and an exploration in minimalist/pop art performance by the No Face Performance Group.† JACK also engineers the return of Walter Dundervill's ARENA (which had two sold-out runs at JACK in 2014 and 2015).† (more...)

Soho Rep. & Ars Nova Extend FUTURITYSoho Rep. & Ars Nova Extend FUTURITY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Soho Rep. and Ars Nova announce a second and final extension of the New York premiere of Cesar Alvarez's Futurity to November 22. Directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, Futurity, which opened on October 20, is a new, avant-Americana musical with music by Alvarez and The Lisps, and lyrics and book by Alvarez. The production, which features 13 actor-musicians, is presented at the Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St.) and in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays. (more...)

Soho Rep. and Ars Nova's FUTURITY Opens Tonight Off-BroadwaySoho Rep. and Ars Nova's FUTURITY Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Soho Rep. and Ars Nova present the New York premiere of Cesar Alvarez's FUTURITY, opening tonight, October 20, and running†through†November 15, 2015.†Directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, FUTURITY is a new, avant-Americana musical with music by Alvarez and The Lisps, and lyrics and book by Alvarez. The production, which features 13 actor-musicians, is presented at the Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St.) and in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays. (more...)

Soho Rep. and Ars Nova Extend FUTURITY Through Nov 15Soho Rep. and Ars Nova Extend FUTURITY Through Nov 15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep. and Ars Nova extend the New York premiere of Cesar Alvarez's FUTURITY to November 15. Directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, FUTURITY is a new, avant-Americana musical with music by Alvarez and The Lisps, and lyrics and book by Alvarez. The production, which features 13 actor-musicians, is presented at the Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St.) and in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays. (more...)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Kicks Off PRELUDE 2015 TodayMartin E. Segal Theatre Center Kicks Off PRELUDE 2015 Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY presents its†twelfth annual PRELUDE Festival this week, October 7, 8, 9. (more...)

FUTURITY Makes New York Premiere with Soho Rep. and Ars Nova TonightFUTURITY Makes New York Premiere with Soho Rep. and Ars Nova Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

At the Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St.), Soho Rep. and Ars Nova†present the New York premiere of Cesar Alvarez's Futurity, a new, avant-Americana musical with music by Alvarez and The Lisps, and lyrics and book by Alvarez. Directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, the production will feature 13 actor-musicians. The production is presented in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays. Performances begin tonight, October 6, 2015. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released Released for Soho Rep and Ars Nova's FUTURITYNew Block of Tickets Released Released for Soho Rep and Ars Nova's FUTURITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

At the Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St.), Soho Rep. and Ars Nova will present the New York premiere of Cesar Alvarez's Futurity, a new, avant-Americana musical with music by Alvarez and The Lisps, and lyrics and book by Alvarez. Directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, the production will feature 13 actor-musicians. The production is presented in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Premieres FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND Tonight at NYTWElevator Repair Service Premieres FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND Tonight at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the world premiere of a new play from its acclaimed Company-in-Residence Elevator Repair Service (The Sound and the Fury, The Select, Gatz) -- FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND -- opening tonight, September 28, 2015. (more...)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Sets Full Lineup for PRELUDE 2015; Announces Franky Award Winner!Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Sets Full Lineup for PRELUDE 2015; Announces Franky Award Winner!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center†at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the full lineup of its twelfth annual PRELUDE Festival on October 7, 8, 9.† Dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, PRELUDE 2015 features an array of artists working in theatrical and interdisciplinary performance.†The festival gives audiences and artists a survey of the current New York moment via in-process presentations, installations, and discussions --†all completely free to the public. (more...)

Pipeline Theatre Company Presents Andrew Farmer's THE GRAY MAN at Walker Space, Now thru 10/18Pipeline Theatre Company Presents Andrew Farmer's THE GRAY MAN at Walker Space, Now thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Pipeline Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Andrew Farmer's haunting play The Gray Man, tonight, September 24, through†October 18 at Walker Space (46 Walker Street between Broadway and Church Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Iain Performs IN THE HEIGHTS for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tommy Kail & More!STAGE TUBE: Iain Performs IN THE HEIGHTS for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tommy Kail & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2015

Ars Nova†presents THE ARS NOVA REVOLUTION, celebrating†Ars Nova†All Stars†Jill Furman,†Thomas Kail†and†Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Freestyle Love Supreme (Ars Nova, 2004) to HAMILTON (Broadway, 2015). This epic night of revelry benefiting†Ars Nova's artist community, featuring performances by cast members of Hamilton and Freestyle Love Supreme, was held just last night at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Below, watch as Iain Armitage performs the Finale of In the Heights for the honorees! (more...)


by Walter McBride - Sep 22, 2015

Ars Nova†presents THE ARS NOVA REVOLUTION, celebrating†Ars Nova†All Stars†Jill Furman,†Thomas Kail†and†Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Freestyle Love Supreme (Ars Nova, 2004) to HAMILTON (Broadway, 2015). This epic night of revelry benefiting†Ars Nova's artist community, featuring performances by cast members of Hamilton and Freestyle Love Supreme, was held just last night at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

THE ARS NOVA REVOLUTION, Celebrating Jill Furman, Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Set for TonightTHE ARS NOVA REVOLUTION, Celebrating Jill Furman, Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Ars Nova presents THE ARS NOVA REVOLUTION, celebrating Ars Nova All Stars Jill Furman, Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Freestyle Love Supreme (Ars Nova, 2004) to HAMILTON (Broadway, 2015). This epic night of revelry benefiting Ars Nova's artist community, featuring performances by cast members of Hamilton and Freestyle Love Supreme, takes place tonight, September 21 at 6:30pm at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Soho Rep's 2015-16 Season to Feature Premieres, Workshops & MoreSoho Rep's 2015-16 Season to Feature Premieres, Workshops & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of the organization's own 73-seat black box theater, as well as other spaces, to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2015-16 season, announced today, comprises two more ambitious new works-both characterized by irreverent humor, wild theatricality, and extraordinarily inventive language-and Write with Us, a series of open-to-the-public writing workshops led by acclaimed, Soho Rep.-produced playwrights. (more...)

Pipeline Theatre Company to Present Andrew Farmer's THE GRAY MAN at Walker Space, 9/24-10/18Pipeline Theatre Company to Present Andrew Farmer's THE GRAY MAN at Walker Space, 9/24-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Pipeline Theatre Company†will present the World Premiere of†Andrew Farmer's†haunting play†The Gray Man,†September 24-October 18†at†Walker Space†(46 Walker Street between Broadway and Church Street). Performances will be Wednesday through Sunday at 8pm with additional performances on Saturday at 5pm and Tuesday, October 13 at 8pm. Early bird tickets†($20)†will go on sale†August 20. Regular ticket sales†($25)†will begin†September 3. Tickets will be available for purchase online at†www.pipelinetheatre.org.†The show runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.† (more...)

THE ARS NOVA REVOLUTION Set for 9/21THE ARS NOVA REVOLUTION Set for 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces The Ars Nova Revolution, celebrating Ars Nova All Stars Jill Furman, Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Freestyle Love Supreme (Ars Nova, 2004) to Hamilton (Broadway, 2015). This epic night of revelry benefiting Ars Nova's artist community, featuring performances by cast members of Hamilton and Freestyle Love Supreme, takes place Monday, September 21 at 6:30pm at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL Set for October; Preliminary Artists Announced!Annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL Set for October; Preliminary Artists Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 7, 8, and 9 at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). (more...)

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