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  • Clifford Odets' ROCKET TO THE MOON Will Open Next Month at Theatre at St. Clement'sClifford Odets' ROCKET TO THE MOON Will Open Next Month at Theatre at St. Clement's
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

    A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing, Golden Boy) will play Theatre at St. Clement's, it was announced today. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-at-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement beginning February 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Opening night is Monday, February 23rd. (more...)

    Alan Simon to Return to Laurie Beechman Theatre in A WOMAN'S TOUCHAlan Simon to Return to Laurie Beechman Theatre in A WOMAN'S TOUCH
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

    Alan Simon returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on January 27th and February 3rd, 2015 at 7pm in A Woman's Touch featuring Rebecca Holt (Broadway revival of How To Succeed...), Kristin Feeney (Goodspeed Opera House) and Kelsey Landon (The Acting Company) in a festive entertainment with humor, heart and hijinks. (more...)

    Drama Book Shop Launches COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY TodayDrama Book Shop Launches COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY Today
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

    The Collective NY is launching VOL.2 of The COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY today, December 16 at the Drama Book Shop. The anthology contains the 12 original short plays that premiered as part of the 2nd annual Collective:10 this past October. It also includes a special forward by Emmy-recognized actor and director Susan Aston (Actor and Director, The Actors Studio). (more...)

    Drama Book Shop to Launch COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY, 12/16Drama Book Shop to Launch COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY, 12/16
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

    The Collective NY is launching VOL.2 of The COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY on Tuesday, December 16 at the Drama Book Shop. The anthology contains the 12 original short plays that premiered as part of the 2nd annual Collective:10 this past October. It also includes a special forward by Emmy-recognized actor and director Susan Aston (Actor and Director, The Actors Studio). (more...)

    THE PLACE WE BUILT Begins Tonight at Marilyn Monroe TheatreTHE PLACE WE BUILT Begins Tonight at Marilyn Monroe Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

    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 tonight, December 11-14 at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre (115 E. 15 St. Lee Strasberg Way) in Manhattan. (more...)

    The Collective NY Kicks Off 2nd Annual COLLECTIVE:10 Festival TodayThe Collective NY Kicks Off 2nd Annual COLLECTIVE:10 Festival Today
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

    The Collective NY presents the 2nd annual COLLECTIVE:10, two curated programs of new 10-minute plays. Performances begin today, October 8 at Teatro Circulo. Last year's inaugural Collective:10 performed to sold-out audiences and featured the talents of Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Kemp. This season's plays, selected from over 1000 blind submissions, will also be published as an anthology. (more...)

    UNC Presents World Premiere of New JOHNNY JOHNSON Musical, 11/20-24UNC Presents World Premiere of New JOHNNY JOHNSON Musical, 11/20-24
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

    The world premiere of the new edition of Johnny Johnson by Paul Green and Kurt Weill, with text and music not heard since 1937, will be staged at the University of North Carolina. Performances will take place in the Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art on Thursday, November 20th at 8pm, Friday, November 21st at 8pm (post-show discussion), Saturday, November 22nd at 8pm (pre-show symposium), Sunday, November 23rd at 2pm, and Monday, November 24th at 5pm. (more...)

    The Collective NY to Kick Off 2nd Annual COLLECTIVE:10 Festival, 10/8The Collective NY to Kick Off 2nd Annual COLLECTIVE:10 Festival, 10/8
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

    The Collective NY presents the 2nd annual COLLECTIVE:10, two curated programs of new 10-minute plays. Performances begin October 8 at Teatro Circulo. Last year's inaugural Collective:10 performed to sold-out audiences and featured the talents of Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Kemp. This season's plays, selected from over 1000 blind submissions, will also be published as an anthology. (more...)

    A TEXAS TRILOGY Begins Today at McAlpin HallA TEXAS TRILOGY Begins Today at McAlpin Hall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

    The plays of A TEXAS TRILOGY run in repertory beginning today, August 7th, 2014 at the newly renovated McAlpin Hall at 165 W 86th St. For the performance schedule and ticketing information, please visit www.atexastrilogy.com (more...)

    Full 22 Person Cast Announced for ReGroup's A TEXAS TRILOGY, 8/7-24Full 22 Person Cast Announced for ReGroup's A TEXAS TRILOGY, 8/7-24
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 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...)

    Kimberly Faye Greenberg Releases 'FABULOUS FANNY' AlbumKimberly 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, 8/7-24Full 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...)

    The Group Theatre Too Presents AN EVENING WITH DANNY KAYE Starring Brian Childers on TodayThe Group Theatre Too Presents AN EVENING WITH DANNY KAYE Starring Brian Childers on Today
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 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...)

    A TEXAS TRILOGY to Begin 8/7 at McAlpin HallA 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 6/13The 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, 6/9Richard 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, 5/20-6/22Custom 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 5/2GTT'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 FestivalThe 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, 3/10Jonathan 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...)

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