St. Luke News

Playwright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Most playwrights would be happy to have one script of theirs produced in New York in a year. "Theater Boys"--which opens tomorrow, September 21st at the 13th Street Repertory Theater--is the third show by ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa to open this year. (more...)

Theatre Y to Stage Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, 10/14-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

HAPPY DAYS follows Winnie, a woman submerged in a heap of garbage first up to her waist and then up to her neck. Comforted by the occasional visits by her husband Willie, Winnie remains resolved to find meaning in her life and attain her 'happy days' in Beckett's remarkably written tragicomedy. (more...)

Julianne Moore, Dustin Lance Black & More Join I AM HARVEY MILK Honorary Committee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that a group of political, cultural, and human rights leaders have come together to form an “Honorary Committee” in support of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, which will have its New York premiere on Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

PLAY/DATE Returns to Fat Baby, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

PLAY/DATE, the hit show that electrified Lower East Side nightspot Fat Baby over the summer, returns Tuesday, September 28 for an Open Ended run. Featuring 22 one-act plays by 17 different playwrights, including Greg Kotis (Urinetown), Clay Mcleod Chapman (The Pumpkin Pie Show), Chad Beckim (And Miles to Go). Conceived by Blake McCarty and directed and designed by Michael Counts, PLAY/DATE is produced by 3-Legged Dog, in association with Michael and Sharon Counts, Blake McCarty, , Dominick Cattarina, and Kevin England. (more...)

Off-Broadway Actress Candice Guardino & Her Husband Face Lawsuit for ITALIAN BRED L.A. Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Off-Broadway actress Candice Guardino and her husband Thomas Felicciardi are being sued by investors Joe Cecala, Emily Conner and Lawrence Schwartz. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's Hosts Family Music Day at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Clinton / Hudson Yards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) invites kids, parents, and caretakers to Family Music Dayon Saturday, September 20. The event will take place at the orchestra's home, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, in the Clinton / Hudson Yards neighborhood. Family Music Day is presented as part of the orchestra's OSL@DMC series, which offers free, interactive classical music events for the community. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 7
by - Sep 07, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 7, 2014. (more...)

American Opera Projects and Lively Works Add Performance to 9/10 Conrad Cummings Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Due to popular demand, American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks have added a second performance of Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014. The second performance will take place at 9:00 p.m., immediately after the initial 7:30 p.m. performance. Both performances will be held at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

GOING ONCE! LAUGHING TWICE Begins 9/25 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

GOING ONCE! LAUGHING TWICE!!, a new comedy by Brian Jaffe and directed by Eric Parness, is set to make its Off-Broadway premiere this fall at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. Performances begin September 25th with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, October 15th. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 'World of the Play' Continues for AND I AND SILENCE, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the continuation of the "World of the Play" series with a panel of experts discussing Women Prisoners and America's Incarceration Crisis. This event is presented in conjunction with the U.S. Premiere of AND I AND SILENCE by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod, and will take place on Saturday, September 13 at 4:15 p.m. in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The event is free and open to the general public (no reservations required). (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs continues the company's aggressive repertory expansion in its third season exploring the range of the male dancer, adding 8 new works to its already extensive list. (more...)

Dancers Over 40 & Friends Set 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Dancers Over 40....And Friends will celebrate its 20th Anniversary season with a full roster of exciting events, including: (more...)

Off-Broadway's THEY CALL ME Q Begins New Fall Schedule Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Beginning tonight, the Off-Broadway smash THEY CALL ME Q is adding Tuesday evenings to its fall playing schedule at St. Luke's Theatre. The award-winning THEY CALL ME Q opened on June 4th to unanimous rave reviews, led by the Village Voice which lauded the emotionally charged comedy for delivering "a winning tale thanks to author and actor Qurrat Ann Kadwani's dead-on impersonations of New Yorkers and some unselfconscious spoofing of her own immigrant iterations growing up tough in the Bronx." (more...)

Chloe Brooks, 17, Stars as FANNY BRICE at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Playwright Chip Deffaa says he never dreamed, when his musical play "One Night with Fanny Brice," first opened Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theater in the 2011-2012 season, that the starring role would someday be played by a teenager. Over the past three years, stars in their 30s, 40s, and 60s have played the show, which transferred in 2013 to the 13th Street Repertory Theater. Chloe Brooks, who now stars in the show, after previously serving as an understudy, is just 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Off-Broadway's OLYMPICS UBER ALLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Franaleo Productions will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles, opening a limited engagement Thursday September 4th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Debra Whitfield directs a cast that features Jim DiMunno Tim Dowd, Michael Engberg, Amy Handra, Darrell Purcell, Joshua Quat, and Stewart A. Schneck. This limited run continues through September 21st only. Olympics Über Alles will have scenic and lighting design by Duane Pagano with costume design by Janice O'Donnell and sound and projections design by Paul Bourgeois. The performance runs two hours including intermission. (more...)

Off-Broadway's Hit THEY CALL ME Q Now on Sale Through 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand, the hit Off-Broadway play THEY CALL ME Q today put a new block of seats on sale through October 18th. The award-winning THEY CALL ME Q opened on June 4th to unanimous rave reviews, led by the Village Voice which lauded the emotionally charged comedy for delivering "a winning tale thanks to author and actor Qurrat Ann Kadwani's dead-on impersonations of New Yorkers and some unselfconscious spoofing of her own immigrant iterations growing up tough in the Bronx." (more...)

Photo Flash: THEY CALL ME Q's Qurrat Ann Kadwani Moderates Panel at United Nations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Qurrat Ann Kadwani, author and star of the Off-Broadway hit play THEY CALL ME Q, served as Panel Facilitator at the Champion of Change Awards presented by World Women Global Council Inc. on August 15th at the United Nations. Honorees at the event included Marie C. Wilson, founder & president emerita of The White House Project; NY1's Cheryl Wills; Roxana Saberi, journalist for Al Jazeerra; and Reshma Saujani, founder of Girl's Who Code. (more...)

New Pre-Teen Musical THE LOVE NOTE to Begin Previews Next Month at Actors Temple Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

G.P. Productions presents the New York premiere of The Love Note, a new pre-teen musical, beginning previews on Wednesday, September 10th and opening Sunday, September 14, at Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th St, NYC. Performances are Wednesdays and Sundays at 10 AM through December 21. (more...)

Noah Marlowe Will Join Andrew Lippa & Kristin Chenoweth in I AM HARVEY MILK at Lincoln Center this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

New York - Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that child actor Noah Marlowe (Mary Poppins, Act One) will play "Young Harvey Milk" in the New York premiere of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, set for Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Mr. Marlowe originated the role in I Am Harvey Milk's world premiere performance in San Francisco and can be heard on the Original Cast Recording. (more...)

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