St. Mark News

BAYSIDE! Adds Performance Featuring Dennis Haskins, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Bayside! The Musical!, the unauthorized musical parody of TV's #1 teen drama 'Saved By The Bell' welcomes Bayside High Alumni Dennis Haskins, who played the iconic Mr. Belding on 'Saved By The Bell', on July 31, August 1 and 2! Due to overwhelming demand a late night show has been added Sat Aug 2 at 10:30 PM! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Libertine Idol Productions has announced that COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS, an irreverent, darkly comedic view of the Biblical Book of Revelation, with book, lyrics and music by Erik Ransom, direction by Rachel Klein and music direction and arrangement by Charles Czarnecki, will begin performances on August 8 - 22, at Theatre 80 (80 St. Mark's Place), as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

The San Fransisco Girls Chorus Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, NORTHERN LIGHTS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In announcing the first season of concerts curated under her artistic directorship Lisa Bielawa has made public details of the 40-voice, Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 season. The season of five programs will run October 4, 2014 through June 5, 2015 and be capped off by a tour to Nordic countries including Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The season concerts will be conducted by Music Director Valerie Sainte-Agathe and will highlight music by Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Carla Kihlstedt Schubert, Beethoven, Handel, Vaughan Williams, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, Philip Glass, John Adams, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Meredith Monk and others and feature guest artists including pianistJon Nakamatsu and violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt. Of particular note will be the West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug (2010), an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick set on a 1941 poem by Bertoldt Brecht. In addition to the annual Davies Hall holiday concert, the Girls Chorus this year will collaborate with New Century Chamber Orchestra for seasonal performances. For more information, visit (more...)

Dennis Haskins to Join Cast of BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL!, 7/31-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Bayside! The Musical!, the unauthorized musical parody of TV's #1 teen drama "Saved By The Bell" welcomes Bayside High Alumni Dennis Haskins, who played the iconic Mr. Belding on "Saved By The Bell", on July 31, August 1 and 2! (more...)

JEREMY AND Opens this Week as Part of 2014 Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The world premiere of Andy Ottoson's JEREMY AND starts this week as part of the 2014 Fresh Fruit Festival, presenting 40 exceptional LGBTQ plays, one-acts, cabarets, operas, film and dance works over the course of two weeks. (more...)

Emily Afton, Samantha Blain & More to Star in OLYMPUS RECORDS at NYCFringe; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Olympus Records Company will present OLYMPUS RECORDS as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival, a production of The Present Company. OLYMPUS RECORDS marks the New York debut of composer Morgan Clarke and book writer Alex Prather. (more...)

Spookfish Theatre Company to Present I WROTE ON UR WALL AND NOW I REGRET IT, 7/30-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Spookfish Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of i wrote on ur wall and now i regret it by Ming Peiffer, July 30-August 10 at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street). The production will be directed by Kat Yen (Resident Director at The Flea Theater) and will feature Jaspal Binning, Ryan Dreyer, Karen Eilbacher, David M. Farrington, Ricky Faust, Andrea Goldman, Jordan Ho, Ying Ying Li, and Stephanie Regina. The creative team will include Lighting Design by Porsche McGovern and Sound Design by Daniela Hart. Assistant directed by Samuel Wilson. (more...)

BWW Blog: David Finckel, Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - An Adriatic Music Cruise
by Guest Blogger: David Finckel - Jul 09, 2014

The journeys organized by Travel Dynamics combine first-class accommodations and stimulating sight-seeing with intimate chamber music performances in extraordinary locations. As co-Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society, along with my wife, the pianist Wu Han, we program the concerts and select additional musicians from the Society's artist roster to join us as collaborators. The passengers include music lovers who join the cruises through two of our prominent chamber music institutions New York's Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Silicon Valley's Music@Menlo. Joining us on this adventure were Suzanne Davidson and Edward Sweeney, the executive directors of each organization respectively, as well as violinists Kristin Lee and Arnaud Sussmann, two of the most exciting young performers on the classical music scene today. (more...)

Leanna Creel to Make Special Guest Appearance in BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL: Parody of Saved By The Bell, 7/10 - 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Bayside! The Musical!, the unauthorized musical parody of TV's #1 teen drama "Saved By The Bell" is proud to welcomes Bayside High alumnus Leanna Creel who played bad girl Tori Scott on July 10th, 11th and 12th ! Leanna Creel was cast on the final season of Saved by The Bell as the 'New Girl' to replace Kelly (who moved to Beverly Hills, 90210) and Jessie (who hitchhiked to Vegas to become a Showgirl). Enter Tori Scott in her leather jacket, serving as an immediate foil and love interest to Zack. Tori continues to be one of the most debated characters of all time by Saved by the Bell fandom and actress Leanna Creel left acting shortly after the series. (more...)

Nicholas Phan to Headline CANDIDE at Tanglewood, Set for Oregon Bach Festival and More, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

This summer, Nicholas Phan returns to his roots, joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood to sing the title role in Bernstein's Candide, the work that first inspired him to pursue a career in opera (Aug 16). In his third consecutive residency at the Oregon Bach Festival (June 26–July 10), the tenor takes part in performances of Vespers by Monteverdi and Rachmaninoff; Mozart's Requiem, led by Festival Director Emeritus Helmuth Rilling; an evening of Strauss Lieder; and after proving himself “the standout among the vocal soloists” (New York Times) in Bach's St. Matthew Passion at Carnegie Hall last month, a reconstruction of the Baroque master's St. Mark Passion. Phan also makes his Seattle Chamber Music Festival debut with Vaughan Williams and Brahms (July 18 & 21), and returns to New York's Bard Music Festival, now celebrating its 25th anniversary season, to sing Schubert in recital and with members of the American Symphony Orchestra (Aug 8 & 10). (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, June 23, 2014
by - Jun 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, June 23, 2014! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cherylyn Lavagnino
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 10, 2014

Cherylyn Lavagnino has an MFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a BA in Philosophy from USC. Lavagnino toured nationally as a soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet. She has performed a range of classical repertoire and contemporary work by choreographers including Balanchine, John Butler, Hans Van Manen, and Tere O'Connor, and the diversity of these experiences has informed the dialogue between classical and contemporary in her work with Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance. Ms. Lavagnino has created over forty works in the past fifteen years, and since 2000 the platform for her choreography has been Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance. Many of those works were created in collaboration with composers Scott Killian and Jane Chung. CLD continues to support a Live Music and Dance incentive their performances. Lavagnino's choreography has been presented in New York City: by Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Symphony Space, DanceNow/NYC, Kaatsban International Dance Center and The Joyce Theatre's 'Evening Stars' series. Ms. Lavagnino is an Alpert Award nominee for choreography and recipient of a space grant residency from the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Her choreography has been supported by the American Music Center's, Live Music for Dance grant and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Manhattan Creative Communities Fund. (more...)

Incubator Arts Project to Present KATORGA, 6/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

KATORGA revolves around the experiences of a woman exiled to OZET's prison colony for revolutionary activities in the turgid, waning days of the Fifteenth Generation. Electronic and acoustic music, spoken and sung text, gestural choreography, and an immersive environment all combine to vivify a richly imagined world where prisoners labor in dimly lit mushroom fields as wardens struggle to communicate with the givers of the law, and somewhere on the outskirts a hundred-year-old hermit is setting out tea for his missing son. (more...)

Profile Theatre's BURIED CHILD Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

PROFILE THEATRE presents BURIED CHILD Sam Shepard's macabre play about twisted family secrets, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979. Directed by Adriana Baer, performances begin tonight, May 29, 2014 on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Original SAVED BY THE BELL Cast Member Pat O'Brien to Join BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL!, 6/5 & 7
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Bayside! The Musical!, the unauthorized musical parody of TV's #1 teen drama Saved By The Bell, welcomes Pat O'Brien to reprise his award winning character, Mr. Dewey, from the infamous caffeine pill episode on June 5th and 7th. Meet and Greet with Mr. Dewey will follow each show. (more...)

THE SKINNY with Peter DeGiglio Tackles Net Neutrality at Under St. Marks Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

This month's show explores the battle to save Net Neutrality and will feature comic singer/songwriter Lauren Maul and Professor Finn Brunton, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt talking about the topic: 'Will Net Neutrality Die?' (more...)

Daniel Neiden to Present Antony Raymond's JULIO at Kraine Theater, 6/3-21
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Following the recent hits at The Lion Theatre and the Under St. Marks theater of Antony Raymond's comedies, ELSINORE COUNTY and LUSTYNESS, Daniel Neiden will present Raymond's second installment of his three part Shakespeare Un-Canon, entitled JULIO! Performances will begin June 3rd, and will celebrate its opening on Thursday, June 5th, running through June 21st at The Kraine Theater (85 E. 4th Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. (more...)

Chamber Opera Players of Los Angeles Stage SUNDAY EXCURSION & THE MAN ON THE BEARSKIN RUG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Chamber Opera Players Of Los Angeles is pleased to invite you to their upcoming production of Sunday Excursion by Alec Wilder and The Man on the Bearskin Rug by Paul Ramsier. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see these two fun operas side by side. Sunday Excursion is an adorable story about two boys Hillary and Marvin, and two girls Alice and Veronica, who unknowingly board a train together after having had a terrible time on their afternoon excursion. When they realize they know each other from school, the flirtation begins and their day becomes a lot better. The Man on the Bearskin Rug tells the story of Doris, an overbearing woman and her long-time boyfriend Henry, who have prematurely left an extravagant party. Doris is furous and is letting Henry have it when the landlady, Mrs. LeMoine makes an unexpected delivery of a bearskin rug that changes the mood of the entire room. Anything can happen on a bearskin! (more...)

The Brick and Glasswork Productions Present Valerie Work's THE PARTY PLAY, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Paul and Carl, two twentysomething roommates, hold a party to bid farewell to each other and their shared apartment. The year has been kind to Paul, who is moving into his own place; less so to Carl, who is moving back upstate with his parents. Then there is Tamar, facing her first party as a divorced, newly single woman. Awkwardness ensues, along with party hijinks including alien spaceman sounds, airborne paper plates and a special Guest DJ Hour. Through alternating humor and pathos, The Party Play explores the impact the recession has had on the attitudes, ambitions and relationships of young urban adults. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading Presents CAKE OR DEATH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Tonight, May 21st, New York's 'Best Story Hour' (The Village Voice Best of NY) attempts to solve history's greatest dilemma, as Naked Girls Reading presents CAKE VS DEATH. It's marzipan versus murder, frosting versus the final rest, and the Grim Reaper versus ganache. Angel food goes head-to-head with the Dark Angel in this, the epic literary battle for the ages! (more...)

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