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Caissie Levy, Melissa Leo and More Set for Planet Connections Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

The 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Gala 'One Acts for a Cause' is set to take place tonight, June 22 at 7:30pm at the East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street). (more...)

Caissie Levy, Melissa Leo & More Set for Planet Connections Gala, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Casting has been announced for the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Gala 'One Acts for a Cause' set to take place on Sunday, June 22 at 7:30pm at the East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street).The evening, which will benefit the non-profit NYC food services agency City Harvest, will feature Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter)?, three-time Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Hurt (Crimes of the Heart, films The World According to Garp & The Age of Innocence), Caissie Levy (currently starring as Fantine in LES MISERABLES), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening, Glee), Jonathan Walker (Rocky, The Assembled Parties), Eric Lenox Abrams (All The Way), Kellie Overbey (The Coast of Utopia) Tina Benko (Irena's Vow, Top Girls) & Andrew Garman (Salome with Al Pacino), Obie Award-winners Russell G. Jones (Ruined) & ?Eisa Davis (Sustained Excellence, Passing Strange), and Courtney Thomas (Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature), Jon Norman Schneider (The Architecture of Being) and Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ruined, Chappelle's Show). (more...)

Classic Stage Company to Host FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL Showcasing Caryl Churchill, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its popular First Look Festival, a series of one-night only staged readings, this year focusing on the remarkable work of playwright Caryl Churchill, whose plays have provoked, captivated and astounded audiences since she burst onto the scene in the late 1960s. (more...)

Final weeks to see the 'wondrous' Nina Arianda in Tales From Red Vienna: Just $59
by Contests - Broadway - Apr 03, 2014


Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tales from Red Vienna, the new play by David Grimm, directed by Kate Whoriskey, opened last night, March 18 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). This strictly limited engagement began previews on Wednesday, February 26. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the special evening below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Arianda at Her Best in TALES FROM RED VIENNA
by Michael Dale - Mar 19, 2014

Nina Arianda is outstanding in David Grimm's drama of a woman surviving post-war Vienna. (more...)

Review Roundup: MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA
by Review Roundups - Mar 18, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tales from Red Vienna, the new play by David Grimm, directed by Kate Whoriskey, opened tonight, March 18 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tales from Red Vienna, the new play by David Grimm, directed by Kate Whoriskey, opens tonight, March 18 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). This strictly limited engagement began previews on Wednesday, February 26. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA with Nina Arianda Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC), opens tonight, March 18 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street) in a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, April 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nina Arianda, Kathleen Chalfant & More in MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm, directed by Kate Whoriskey, opensTuesday, March 18 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). This strictly limited engagement began previews on Wednesday, February 26. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA with Nina Arianda Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tales from Red Vienna, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC), stars Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur), Lucille Lortel nominee Tina Benko (Jackie, 'Brotherhood'), and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America), Michael Esper (American Idiot, The Four of Us), Michael Goldsmith (Off-Broadway debut), and Lucas Hall (Beyond the Horizon, Othello). (more...)

MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA with Nina Arianda Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC) begins rehearsals today starring Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur), Lucille Lortel nominee Tina Benko (Jackie, 'Brotherhood'), and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America), Michael Esper (American Idiot, The Four of Us), Michael Goldsmith (Off-Broadway debut), and Lucas Hall (Beyond the Horizon, Othello). (more...)

Tina Benko, Michael Esper and More Join MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for the upcoming world premiere production of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC). (more...)

Lewis Black and Sarah Jessica Parker Set for the Flea's RAISING A JOYFUL HELL Benefit, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Welcome in the New Year with The Flea Theater on Monday, January 13 at The Raising A Joyful Hell Benefit. The event honors playwright A.R. Gurney and philanthropists Nancy and Fred Poses for their contributions to The Flea and will feature a variety show starring comedian Lewis Black, actors Tina Benko, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jay O. Sanders and James Waterston, pianist Anthony De Mare, LAVA acrobatic dance and the singing ensemble The Lobbyists as well as members of The Bat Theater Company, the resident artists of The Flea in a preview performance of The Mysteries. (more...)

Tina Benko Receives Equity's St. Clair Bayfield Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Tina Benko has received the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation for her performance as Titania in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Julie Taymor as Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production at its new home in Brooklyn. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation. (more...)

92Y Hosts Julie Taymor for FROM STAGE TO SCREEN AND BACK AGAIN with Harry Lennix Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

Julie Taymor, the Oscar and Tony Award-winning director of film, theatre and opera comes to 92Y tonight, November 17 to talk about her work in a conversation moderated by actor Harry Lennix, who received a Golden Satellite Award in Taymor's Titus. (more...)

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Dr. Leonard Polonsky and his wife Dr. Georgette Bennett hosted an Elizabethan-styled dinner Sunday, November 10, prior to a performance of Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Shannon, Jessica Hecht and Cast Celebrate Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal, opened on November 2 at the Theatre's newly-named building, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Review Roundups - Nov 03, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Directed by Julie Taymor, Opens Tonight at Polonsky Shakespeare Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal, opens tonight, November 2, at the Theatre's newly-named building, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn. (more...)

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