The Players Club News

Catherine Russell, Bria Skonberg's Brass Kicker and More Set for New York Hot Jazz Festival at The Players Club, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

THE 2nd ANNUAL NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL is set for The Players Club - 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan on Sunday, May 18 - 1:00pm to 1:00am. (more...)

Tickets on Sale thru July 2014 for SPEAKEASY DOLLHOUSE: THE BROTHERS BOOTH at The Players Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Stageworks Media presents Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth -- an immersive, time-traveling theatrical experience created by Cynthia von Buhler and directed by Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose at Ars Nova). Ms. von Buhler's Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning has, over the past two years, become one of the city's most unique, interactive, and surreal theatrical experiences. Once again, Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth brings Ms. von Buhler's unique brand of historic fiction investigation to the legends of John Wilkes and Edwin Booth. Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth is performed monthly on Saturday evenings (usually the first Saturday of the month) at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South). (more...)

Blake Daniel Joins Justin Vivian Bond in THE CLOCK OF THE LOCK at Players Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening) will join the cast of Justin Sayre's Play, The Click of the Lock. Daniel joins the cast already featuring Tony Nominated Downtown Performer Justin Vivian Bond, Zachary Booth (Damages, Keep the Lights On), Rob Maitner (Urinetown, NY Fringe Festival; Bistro Award for Fairy Tales at the WPA Theater), Brian Barefoot, Jax Jackson, Grant Chapman & Chris Tyler. The reading will be held at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan) at 8:00 PM, with a cocktail reception starting at 7pm. The play is the second production in The Players playwright development series. To reserve a seat, please contact clickofthelock@gmail.com (more...)

Blake Daniel to Join Justin Vivian Bond in THE CLOCK OF THE LOCK at Players Club, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening) will join the cast of Justin Sayre's Play, The Click of the Lock. Daniel joins the cast already featuring Tony Nominated Downtown Performer Justin Vivian Bond, Zachary Booth (Damages, Keep the Lights On), Rob Maitner (Urinetown, NY Fringe Festival; Bistro Award for Fairy Tales at the WPA Theater), Brian Barefoot, Jax Jackson, Grant Chapman & Chris Tyler. The reading will be held at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan) at 8:00 PM, with a cocktail reception starting at 7pm. The play is the second production in The Players playwright development series. To reserve a seat, please contact clickofthelock@gmail.com (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brochu Pays Tribute to the Peculiar in CHARACTER MAN
by Michael Dale - Mar 06, 2014

Jim Brochu's new solo piece will warm the heart of anyone who has ever looked out from an audience with awe and wonder. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Zachary Booth & More Set for Player's Club's Reading of Justin Sayre's CLICK OF THE LOCK, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Justin Sayre's Play, The Click of the Lock, will be presented at The Player's Club as part of a new play reading. The cast will feature Tony Nominated Downtown Performer Justin Vivian Bond, Zachary Booth (Damages, Keep the Lights On), Rob Maitner (Urinetown, NY Fringe Festival; Bistro Award for Fairy Tales at the WPA Theater), Brian Barefoot, Jax Jackson, Grant Chapman & Chris Tyler. The reading will be held at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan) at 8:00 PM, with a cocktail reception starting at 7pm. To reserve a seat, please contact clickofthelock@gmail.com. (more...)

SPEAKEASY DOLLHOUSE Adds New Chapter: 'The Brothers Booth', Beg. March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Stageworks Media has announced announce Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth by Cynthia von Buhler. A new chapter to Ms. von Buhler's Speakeasy Dollhouse, which has over the past two years become one of the city's most unique, interactive, and surreal theatre experiences, Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth brings von Buhler's unique brand of immersive theater to the legends of John Wilkes and Edwin Booth. Directed by Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose at Ars Nova), Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth will play monthly performances (on the first Today of the month) at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) beginning in March 2014. (more...)

The Players Club of Swarthmore Presents BOOK OF DAYS, by Lanford Wilson, 6/7-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents Book of Days by Lanford Wilson, opening on Second Stage Friday, March 7 and playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. until March 22, with a Sunday matinee on March 16th at 2:00. (more...)

Stageworks Media Presents SPEAKEASY DOLLHOUSE: THE BROTHERS BOOTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Stageworks Media presents Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth -- an immersive, time-traveling theatrical experience created by Cynthia von Buhler and directed by Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose at Ars Nova). Ms. von Buhler's Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning, has over the past two years become one of the city's most unique, interactive, and surreal theatrical experiences. Once again, Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Boothbrings Ms. von Buhler's unique brand of historic fiction investigation to the legends of John Wilkes and Edwin Booth. Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth will be performed on the first Saturday of the month beginning in March, 2014 at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South). The press opening is Saturday, March 1st at 8:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.speakeasydollhouse.com. (more...)

Jennifer Maisel's OUT OF ORBIT Wins Wagner College Theatre's 2014 Stanley Drama Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year's Stanley Drama Award is Jennifer Maisel of Los Angeles for her play, "Out of Orbit." Two finalists for this year's award were also announced: Chelsea Sutton of North Hollywood, Cal., for "The Dead Woman," and Sam Byron of New York City for "Gordy Crashes." (more...)

Photo Coverage: Euan Morton with Grandpa Musselman & His Syncopators Launch LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK at The Players Club
by Walter McBride - Jan 28, 2014

Stageworks Media just launched the LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK cabaret series at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South). The series kicked-off last night, January 27th, 2014 with Tony nominee Euan Morton, backed by Grandpa Musselman & His Syncopators. Mr. Morton and the six-piece jazz ensemble performed a repertoire of turn of the century ragtime, 1920?s jazz and depression-era swing by composers such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore to Present OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET, Begin. 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Our Lady of 121st Street, by Steven Adly Guirgis, opens on Second Stage at The Players Club of Swarthmore on Friday, January 24th, directed by Bridget Dougherty. (more...)

The Players Club of Swarthmore Stages ARMS AND THE MAN, Now thru 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

To chase those post holiday blues, The Players Club of Swarthmore will offer the classic comedy Arms & The Man on their Mainstage from today, January 10th thru January 25th, 2014. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Present THE RECKONING OF KIT AND LITTLE BOOTS, 2/8-3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

First Floor Theater is thrilled to present the Chicago Premiere of THE RECKONING OF KIT AND LITTLE BOOTS (TROKALB), Nat Cassidy's rip-roaring metaphysical buddy comedy, directed by Gus Menary, playing February 8 - March 2, 2014 at The Den Theatre. (more...)

White Horse Theater to Present I CAN'T IMAGINE TOMORROW, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

Later this month on January 30 and 31 in the Great Hall of the historic Players Club on Gramercy Park (16 Gramercy Park South), the White Horse Theater Company will present a intimate site-specific production of the rarely produced Tennessee Williams one-act I Can't Imagine Tomorrow. Written during Williams' experimental later period and departing from the highly articulate poetic language of his well-known earlier works, I Can't Imagine Tomorrow employs silence and fragmented discourse in order to express the themes of human dependence, fear, and loss that Williams was grappling with during the 1960s. (more...)

Euan Morton to Launch LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK Cabaret Series at The Players Club on 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Stageworks Media proudly announces the launch of the LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK cabaret series at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South). The series will kick-off on Monday January 27th, 2014 with Tony nominee Euan Morton, backed by Grandpa Musselman & His Syncopators. Mr. Morton and the six-piece jazz ensemble will perform a repertoire of turn of the century ragtime, 1920?s jazz and depression-era swing by composers such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington. Show times are at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM (doors open 45 minutes prior to show time). Tickets are priced at $25-$35 (cocktails and light fare will be available, but there is NO food or drink minimum). Tickets are available now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/537761. (more...)

Photo Flash: Richard Gere, John Leguizamo and More at WYNN PLACE SHOW Book Launch
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

A book launch party for 'Wynn Place Show: A Biased History of the Rollicking Life & Extreme Times of Wynn Handman and The American Place Theatre' by Jeremy Gerard (Smith and Kraus Publishers) was held December 16, 2013 at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC. Stars attending the book launch celebration were Richard Gere, John Leguizamo and Frank Langella. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

The Players Club of Swarthmore to Stage ARMS AND THE MAN, 1/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

To chase those post holiday blues, The Players Club of Swarthmore will offer the classic comedy Arms & The Man on their Mainstage from January 10th thru January 25th, 2014. (more...)

Ethan Hawke, Olympia Dukakis & More Set for Austin Pendleton Tribute TOAST, BOAST, OR ROAST, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Oberon Theatre Ensemble will present 'TOAST, BOAST, OR ROAST - A Tribute to Austin Pendleton' - the company's annual benefit on Monday, January 13 at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan, doors open at 7:30pm and the tribute is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm. (more...)

National Theatre Conference To Honor Nottage, Drury, and Oregon Shakespeare Fest at The Players Club, 12/6
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 02, 2013

The National Theatre Conference (NTC), an organization founded in 1925 that meets annually in New York to discuss relevant issues in today's theatre community and to celebrate outstanding achievement in the American theatre, has named the recipients of its 2013 awards. Playwright Lynn Nottage has been named Person of the Year; the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, under the artistic direction of Bill Rauch, is the recipient of the Theatre of the Year Award; and playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury has been selected as the winner of the Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award. All three will be honored and presented with their awards and hold discussions with the membership at The Players Club during NTC's annual meeting in New York, December 6-8, 2013. (more...)

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