The Directors Company News

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from ALMOST HOME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2014

The world premiere of Walter Anderson's play Almost Home, directed by Michael Parva and produced by The Directors Company, opened last tonight, September 18, at the Acorn theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Almost Home stars Joe Lisi (Take Me Out), James McCaffrey (FX's 'Rescue Me'),Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Brenda Pressley (The Lyons), and Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba (Contact). BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you exclusive highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of ALMOST HOME
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2014

The world premiere of Walter Anderson's play Almost Home, directed by Michael Parva and produced by The Directors Company, opened last tonight, September 18, at the Acorn theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Almost Home stars Joe Lisi (Take Me Out), James McCaffrey (FX's 'Rescue Me'),Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Brenda Pressley (The Lyons), and Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba(Contact). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ALMOST HOME, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The world premiere of Walter Anderson's play ALMOST HOME, directed by Michael Parva and produced by The Directors Company, opens tonight, September 18, at the Acorn theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). ALMOST HOME stars Joe Lisi (Take Me Out), James McCaffrey (FX's 'Rescue Me'), Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Brenda Pressley (The Lyons), and Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba(Contact). (more...)

ESCAPE FROM CIRCLE 8 Begins 10/31 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Just in time for All Hallows' Eve, the world premiere of playwright Sarah Lawrence's ESCAPE FROM CIRCLE 8 - an immersive new play that draws inspiration from Dante's 'Inferno' set in Tijuana's hottest cantina - directed by Todd Conner and presented Off-Broadway at the Huron Club at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

ALMOST HOME Begins Previews Tonight at Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The world premiere of Walter Anderson's play ALMOST HOME, directed by Michael Parva and produced by The Directors Company, begins performances tonight, September 12, at the Acorn theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). ALMOST HOME stars Joe Lisi (Take Me Out), James McCaffrey (FX's 'Rescue Me'), Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Brenda Pressley (The Lyons), and Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba (Contact). (more...)

THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS Added to 59E59 Theaters' First 5A Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

59E59 Theaters announces that THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS, written by Tom Dulack and directed by Michael Parva, is joining 59E59 Theaters' inaugural 5A Season. Produced by The Directors Company, THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS begins performances on Friday, January 16 for a limited engagement thought Sunday, March 1. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, January 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Joe Lisi, Karen Ziemba and More for ALMOST HOME Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The Directors Company presents the world premiere of Walter Anderson's play ALMOST HOME, directed by Michael Parva (Irena's Vow). ALMOST HOME will star Joe Lisi (Take Me Out), James McCaffrey (Gross Points), Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Brenda Pressley (The Lyons) and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Contact). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton Directs and Choreographs at Surflight Theatre, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, tonight, August 27-September 14. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Joe Lisi, Jonny Orsini & More to Star in Directors Company's ALMOST HOME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Directors Company has announced casting for the world premiere of Walter Anderson's play ALMOST HOME, directed by Michael Parva. ALMOST HOME will star Joe Lisi, James McCaffrey, Jonny Orsini, Brenda Pressley and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton to Direct & and Choreograph at Surflight Theatre, Running 8/27-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, August 27-September 14. (more...)

Directors Company to Present Walter Anderson's ALMOST HOME at Acorn Theatre, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Directors Company will present the world premiere of Walter Anderson's debut play ALMOST HOME, beginning preview performances at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) on Friday, September 12, 2014. Directed by Callaway Award nominee Michael Parva, ALMOST HOME will open Thursday, September 18 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 12, 2014. Tickets are currently on sale at Telecharge.com. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

'Subverted is an explosive solo show by Dominque Fishback, a talented and dynamic new voice on the theatre scene.' -Lynn Nottage (more...)

The 23rd Annual HOT!, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture to Play Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Artistic Director) presents the 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering festival of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud the HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. This year's HOT!, featuring hundreds of participating artists presenting their newest creations, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place, located at 161A Chrystie Street in New York City. (more...)

Adam Monley, Robert Cuccioli, Dominic Nolfi and Mamie Parris Star in Musical Reading of ELIOT NESS... Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Directors Company in association with Chase Miskin will present a musical reading of 'ELIOT NESS...' book by Peter Ullian, music and lyrics by Robert Lindsey-Nassif, original co-adaptation by Nick Corley, musical direction by Adam Souza and directed by Michael Parva today, April 8, 2014 at 3:00pm and Thursday, April 10 at 12:00pm and 3:00pm. The reading is being presented at New 42nd Street Studios. (more...)

Adam Monley, Robert Cuccioli, Dominic Nolfi and Mamie Parris to Star in Musical Reading of ELIOT NESS..., 4/8 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Adam Monley, Robert Cuccioli, Dominic Nolfi, Mamie Parris will be the principal players in The Directors Company musical reading of 'ELIOT NESS...' with Monley featured in the title role. (more...)

J.Stephen Brantley's CHICKEN-FRIED CICCONE Comes to FRIGID New York, Now thru 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

FRIGID New York presents A Hard Sparks production: CHICKEN-FRIED CICCONE: A TWANGY TRUE TALE OF TRANSFORMATION, written and performed by J.Stephen Brantley and directed by David Drake. The show will run tonight, February 20th - March 3rd, 2014. (more...)

RICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

J.Stephen Brantley's CHICKEN-FRIED CICCONE Comes to FRIGID New York, 2/20-3/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2014

FRIGID New York presents A Hard Sparks production: CHICKEN-FRIED CICCONE: A TWANGY TRUE TALE OF TRANSFORMATION, written and performed by J.Stephen Brantley and directed by David Drake. The show will run February 20th - March 3rd, 2014. (more...)

RICHARD III to Play Folger Theatre, 1/28-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

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