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SHATTER Continues Through Nov 16 at Urban StagesSHATTER Continues Through Nov 16 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages, is presenting the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Shatter by prolific Canadian playwright Trina Davies, directed by Susan Fenichell. The show runs now through November 16, 2014. (more...)

Poetic Theater's BACK to Begin Previews on 10/17Poetic Theater's BACK to Begin Previews on 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Poetic Theater Productions, under the direction of Co-Artistic Directors' Jeremy Karafin and Alex Mallory, has announced that it will stage the world premiere of BACK, a new play written by Mickey Bolmer and directed by Andrew Willis-Woodward, that celebrates and mourns the history of Greenwich Village through the lives and stories of Frank O'Hara, Cookie Mueller, Hibiscus, Nan Goldin and Aaron Burr, among others. BACK features production design by Rachel Klein and begins previews on Friday, October 17th at 8PM at the cell, 338 West 23rd St. The official opening is on Thursday, October 23rd at 8PM. (more...)

Hollis McCarthy, Rebecca Nelson & More to Star in SHATTER at Urban StagesHollis McCarthy, Rebecca Nelson & More to Star in SHATTER at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages, today announced casting for the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Shatter by prolific Canadian playwright Trina Davies, directed by Susan Fenichell. (more...)

Urban Stages' 31st Season to Include SHATTER, WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 & MoreUrban Stages' 31st Season to Include SHATTER, WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages, today announced the 2014-'15 season which will launch with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Shatter by prolific Canadian playwright Trina Davies. (more...)

THEN SHE FELL to Celebrate 1000th Performance Off-Broadway, 8/15THEN SHE FELL to Celebrate 1000th Performance Off-Broadway, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of THEN SHE FELL will celebrate its 1000th performance on Friday, August 15th. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. Tickets are currently on sale through December 28, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Our State, My AnthemBWW Reviews: Our State, My Anthem
by Kristen Morale - May 30, 2014

As taken from the song "I Bring Light," one of the first achieved moments of individual triumph and beauty for the story's protagonist is captured through the powerful words of a character who has always understand the potential greatness of being "free." A young rebel by the name of Prometheus takes his ardent desire to liberate himself from the darkness which has descended upon his people by means of an oppressive and soul crushing State, and becomes the hero of this fantastic new musical that tackles an old yet thought provoking concept. Can it be possible for one person to change the world - to have it "born anew" - by showing how important the individual is in the midst of complete tyranny? Ayn Rand's Anthem is hereby taken and transformed into a production that emphasizes the influence of one young soul and his ambition to show that there really isn't any "I" in team after all; this, my friends, is The Anthem. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Beg. TonightJason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc have announced that the world premiere of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews tonight, May 20, 2014, Off-Broadway at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre on 45 Bleecker Street. This musical helmed by Rachel Klein officially opens on Thursday, May 29, 2014. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Through 8/31 and Workshops Announced For Third Rail Projects' THEN SHE FELLTickets On Sale Through 8/31 and Workshops Announced For Third Rail Projects' THEN SHE FELL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of THEN SHE FELL continues to take audiences down the rabbit hole through summer 2014. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. Tickets are currently on sale through August 31, 2014. Third Rail will also offer a series of May workshops that share the methods and tools used by the company to create new work. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones to Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Begin. 5/20Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones to Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Begin. 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc have announced that the world premiere of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Off-Broadway at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre on 45 Bleecker Street. This musical helmed by Rachel Klein officially opens on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Spiderman's JASON GOTAY, Spring Awakening's REMY ZAKEN and RANDY JONES of The Village People lead a cast of theatrical favorites in this rollicking sci-fi musical, featuring an expansive aerial and circus environment, about a revolt of the young against an evil state. (more...)

Jen Waldman, Jesse Bush & More Will Direct Hangar Theatre's 40th Season ProductionsJen Waldman, Jesse Bush & More Will Direct Hangar Theatre's 40th Season Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Hangar Theatre is happy to announce a fantastic lineup of accomplished directors and designers for its 40th Anniversary Mainstage season. While some of these artists are returning to the Hangar from past production favorites, others, including new Artistic Director Jen Waldman, will be making their Hangar debut. The roster includes many talented artists with local ties to Ithaca, including Ithaca College and Cornell University alumni. (more...)

Ithaca Resident David Studwell to Lead Hangar Theatre's RED, 6/12-21Ithaca Resident David Studwell to Lead Hangar Theatre's RED, 6/12-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Hangar Theatre has announced that Ithaca resident David Studwell will star as artist Mark Rothko in the Tony Award-winning play Red by John Logan, which kicks off the theatre's 40th Mainstage season June 12-21. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Jim Brochu's CHARACTER MANBWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Jim Brochu's CHARACTER MAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir just opened Off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) Wednesday March 5th. This limited run, in previews now, will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out what the cast had to say below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of CHARACTER MAN with Jim BrochuPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of CHARACTER MAN with Jim Brochu
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 6, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir just opened Off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) Wednesday March 5th. This limited run, in previews now, will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jim Brochu in Character ManPhoto Flash: First Look at Jim Brochu in Character Man
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir opens Off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) Wednesday March 5th. This limited run, in previews now, will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. (more...)

Urban Stages Presents CHARACTER MAN, A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Now thru 3/30Urban Stages Presents CHARACTER MAN, A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir begins an Off-Broadway run at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) tonight, February 28th, with opening night set for Wednesday March 5th. This limited run will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. (more...)

Third Rail Projects' THEN SHE FELL Now On Sale Through 6/29Third Rail Projects' THEN SHE FELL Now On Sale Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed production of THEN SHE FELL, winner of the 2013 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Outstanding Production, continues to take audiences down the rabbit hole in 2014. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland). It is written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett and in collaboration with The Company. Performances of this open-ended run take place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that allows the action to play out on 3 floors. Tickets are now on sale through June 29, 2014. (more...)

Urban Stages to Present CHARACTER MAN, A MUSICAL MEMOIR, 2/28-3/30Urban Stages to Present CHARACTER MAN, A MUSICAL MEMOIR, 2/28-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir begins an Off-Broadway run at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) February 28th, with opening night set for Wednesday March 5th. This limited run will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Tina Chen & More Join URBAN STAGES' WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 Performers LineupChristine Andreas, Tina Chen & More Join URBAN STAGES' WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 Performers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano have announced additions to WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 performer line-up now running throughSunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30 per show (unless otherwise noted).Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Director/Lyricist Peter Napolitano On Producing His Third WINTER RHYTHMS Series at Urban Stages, Dec 3-15CABARET LIFE NYC: Director/Lyricist Peter Napolitano On Producing His Third WINTER RHYTHMS Series at Urban Stages, Dec 3-15
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 1, 2013

It may not be like getting a gift on every one of the 12 Days of Christmas, but for cabaret and musical theater lovers, the 5th Annual Urban Stages Winter Rhythms series--presented over a dozen nights at the not-for-profit Off-Broadway theatre on 259 West 30th Street--could be the closest thing to opening a daily present by the tree. From December 3-15, dozens of singers and musicians will perform in an eclectic mix of a dozen shows plus late night and matinee 'extras,' with all the proceeds from ticket sales dedicated to the Urban Stages 'On Tour Outreach Program that brings more than 200 free multicultural theater and music programs to elementary and middle school age children and their families in libraries and schools throughout NYC five boroughs. Three years ago, Urban Stages Artistic Director Frances Hill brought in MAC and Bistro award-winning director, lyricist and producer Peter Napolitano to produce the Winter Rhythms program and broaden its scope.BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Columnist Stephen Hanks recently caught up with the Sol Hurok of Urban Stages to learn how Napolitano has helped Winter Rhythms evolve and to get some insights into this year's program. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS to Return to Urban Stages, 12/3-15WINTER RHYTHMS to Return to Urban Stages, 12/3-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2013, beginning on Tuesday, December 3 and running through Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30 per show (unless otherwise noted).Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444. (more...)

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