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  • Kimberly Faye Greenberg Releases 'FABULOUS FANNY' Album
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

    Kimberly Faye Greenberg is quickly becoming the 'go-to' gal for Fanny Brice, the legendary first female torch singer and comedienne of her time. A 1920's Ziegfeld Follies star, recording artist, film actor and voice of 'Baby Snooks' on the radio for 25 years, the Broadway musical Funny Girl, which then became a movie, was based on her life. Kimberly has been said to be 'the closest you will ever get to the real Funny Girl'. She won critics over when she appeared as 'Fanny' in the solo show One Night with Fanny Brice, Off-Broadway, receiving critical acclaim and a nomination for an IBTA Best Solo Performance Award. (more...)

    Full 22 Person Cast Announced for ReGroup's A TEXAS TRILOGY, 8/7-24
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

    Commonly known as A Texas Trilogy, the three plays centered on small-town life set the theatre world afire in 1974. Originally presented at the Dallas Theatre Center, the plays drew such attention that NY critics and theatre luminaries were soon flying to Dallas to witness American theatre at its finest. Signed by legendary agent Audrey Wood, who had also discovered Tennessee Williams and William Inge, Jones's plays then transferred to a sold-out run at the Kennedy Center. Preston Jones went from obscurity to being on the cover of many national magazines. The Saturday Review cover proudly proclaimed him "The Next O'Neill." A bidding war then broke out to bring the plays to New York, and, directed by Alan Schneider, they finally arrived on Broadway in 1976. (more...)

    A TEXAS TRILOGY to Begin 8/7 at McAlpin Hall
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

    Preston Jones's Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander,The Last Meeting of the White Magnolia, and The Oldest Living Graduate will get a rare New York revival this August. (more...)

    The Group Theatre Too Presents AN EVENING WITH DANNY KAYE Starring Brian Childers on 6/13
    by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

    The Group Theatre Too, Michael Blevins and Justin Boccitto Co-Founders, present a one night performance of "An Evening with Danny Kaye" starring Brian Childers, directed by Stephen Nachamie and musical direction by Jeffrey Biering. The performance will take place at Stage 72 at the Triad. (more...)

    Richard Thomas to Star in A DISTANT COUNTRY CALLED YOUTH at The Old Globe, 6/9
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

    The Old Globe today announced it will present Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas ("The Waltons," Fifth of July, "The Americans") starring in A Distant Country Called Youth, an intimate look at the making of an artist, adapted by Steve Lawson from early letters Tennessee Williams sent to his family, friends, and professional associates. This one-night-only engagement takes place on Monday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

    Custom Made Theatre to Close Season with THE CRUCIBLE, 5/20-6/22
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

    Custom Made Theatre caps its 15th season with Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Stuart Bousel. The Crucible is arguably The Great American Play, a classic story of individuals confronting the corruption within their society and standing up for their convictions under even the direst of circumstances. Custom Made has assembled a cast of 17 to portray the frightening times of 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts. The Crucible plays May 20-June 22 at the Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough Street in San Francisco (more...)

    GTT's Choreographer's Canvas Set for 5/2
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

    The Group Theatre Too (GTT) presents its seventh annual Choreographer's Canvas, a one- night event featuring the works of over fifteen established and emerging choreographers from around the country. The Canvas, headed by GTT Executive Producer Justin Boccitto, will play at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center Friday, May 2nd and showcase many styles of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, theatre dance, aerial and this year bellydancing. For the past 6 years the Canvas has presented over 75 choreographers, giving opportunity to over 500 dancers performing to sold-out houses. The event is sponsored by Broadway Dance Center, Capezio, Manhattan Movement and the Society of Directors and Choreographers as well as numerous arts philanthropists. (more...)

    The Collective NY Now Accepting Submissions for 10-Minute Play Festival
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

    The Collective NY seeks submissions for its 2nd Annual Collective:10 Play Festival. Original 10-minute plays will be selected to premiere in a fully-produced Fall 2014 run at a prominent Manhattan venue and published in The Collective:10 Play Anthology Vol. 2. (more...)

    Jonathan Hadary, Jason Kravits and Lou Liberatore to Star in Peccadillo's ROCKET TO THE MOON Reading Off-Broadway, 3/10
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

    The Peccadillo Theater Company presents a staged reading of Clifford Odets's ROCKET TO THE MOON, directed by Dan Wackerman at the Theatre at St. Clement's on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. The reading will star Jonathan Hadary (Broadway's Golden Boy, Awake and Sing! and Gypsy); Jason Kravitz (Broadway's Relatively Speaking and The Drowsy Chaperone); and Lou Liberatore (Tony nominee for Burn This). (more...)

    Daryl Taylor-Hazel, Lee Summers & Michael Blevins to Reunite for TUNES MY IDOLS TAUGHT ME at Stage 72, 3/14
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

    Daryl Taylor-Hazel reunites with Broadway buddies Lee Summers and Michael Blevins on TUNES MY IDOLS TAUGHT ME. Performer, Daryl Taylor-Hazel brings his Florida musical act to New York City's premier cabaret theater, Stage 72 at The Triad on March 14th, at 7PM, Daryl's act, that's been called a 'zippy, entertaining show' features scads of popular songs made famous by singing television variety show hosts during the golden era of TV. The one-man show features Taylor-Hazel who has been crowned 'The Ambassador of Song' by Rosie O'Grady's on Church Street Station in Orlando. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at ReGroup's THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY, Running Through Feb 9
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

    ReGroup Theatre's hit The House of Connelly by Paul Green enters its final week of extension. The show must close on February 9th. Scroll down for a look at the cast in action! (more...)

    ReGroup Theatre Presents Free Reading of IN ABRAHAM'S BOSOM Today
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2014

    As part of the ReGroup Theatre's celebration of playwright and activist Paul Green, they are presenting a free reading of his groundbreaking play, Pulitzer Prize winning, In Abraham's Bosom following their matinee of The House of Connelly today, Jan 26th at 7 PM. (more...)

    BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Anthony Laciura and More Set for ReGroup Theatre's THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY, Now thru 2/9
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

    83 years later - Paul Green's hit play returns to the NY stage - with its shocking original ending finally intact! On the heels of their acclaimed productions of 1931- and Success Story, The ReGroup Theatre Company Inc. turns its attention to The Group Theatre's very first play, Paul Green's The House of Connelly. With special permission and support from the Paul Green Foundation, this poetic tale gets a much overdue NY revival. (more...)

    BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Anthony Laciura and More Set for ReGroup Theatre's THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY, 1/23-2/9
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

    83 years later - Paul Green's hit play returns to the NY stage - with its shocking original ending finally intact! On the heels of their acclaimed productions of 1931- and Success Story, The ReGroup Theatre Company Inc. turns its attention to The Group Theatre's very first play, Paul Green's The House of Connelly. With special permission and support from the Paul Green Foundation, this poetic tale gets a much overdue NY revival. (more...)

    Applause Books to Release STELLA! MOTHER OF MODERN ACTING Biography on 4/22
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

    Stella! Mother of Modern Acting by Sheana Ochoa, the first biography of Stella Adler, will be released by Applause Books on April 22, 2014.Arthur Miller decided to become a playwright after seeing her perform with the Group Theater. Marlon Brando attributed his acting to her genius as a teacher. Theater critic Robert Brustein called her the greatest acting teacher in America. (more...)

    ReGroup Theatre Company to Present Paul Green's THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY, 1/24-2/9
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

    On the heels of their acclaimed productions of 1931- and Success Story, The ReGroup Theatre Company turns its attention to The Group Theatre's very first play, Paul Green's The House of Connelly. With special permission and support from the Paul Green Foundation, this poetic tale gets a much overdue NY revival. The play shows us an iconic struggle: the last dying gasps of the Old South as it tries to prevent the progression of new ideas. (more...)

    ReGroup Theatre Announces Third Volume in LOST 'GROUP' THEATRE PLAYS Series
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

    Just in time for gift giving, The ReGroup Theatre Co, Inc is pleased to announce the third volume in their Lost 'Group' Theatre Plays series. (more...)

    THE PLACE WE BUILT Set to Play Marilyn Monroe Theatre; Runs 12/11-14
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

    THE PLACE WE BUILT - a new play by Sarah Gancher that marks the 2nd annual production from the Clifford Odets Play Commission - will receive its debut December 11-14 at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre (115 E. 15 St. Lee Strasberg Way) in Manhattan. The play is presented by the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and the Lee Strasberg Center in collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Department of Drama. (more...)

    THE PLACE WE BUILT to Open 12/11 at Marilyn Monroe Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

    THE PLACE WE BUILT - a new play by Sarah Gancher that marks the 2nd annual production from the Clifford Odets Play Commission - will receive its debut December 11-14 at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre (115 E. 15 St. Lee Strasberg Way) in Manhattan. The play is presented by the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and the Lee Strasberg Center in collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Department of Drama. (more...)

    Justin Boccitto Featured on SOMETHING NEW Podcast
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

    In Episode 203, Joel B. New sat down with Justin Boccitto, Executive Producer of The Group Theatre Too in Manhattan. He currently directs & choreographs for Circle in the Square Theatre School, with credits including Lippa's Wild Party, Urinetown,The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Tenderloin. He also teaches Tap and Theatre Dance at Broadway Dance Center. (more...)

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