Tom Oppenheim News

Dennis Staroselsky Named Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Harold Clurman Lab Theater's 2014 Playwright-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, has chosen actor/writer Dennis Staroselsky as it's Playwright-in-Residence for 2014. Previous residents include Halley Feiffer, Mia Chung, Anton Dudley, Christina Gorman, Zayd Dohrn, and Peter Nickowitz. Over seventy writers submitted applications and full-length plays for consideration in the merit-based annual search. (more...)

Michael Milligan, Heather Raffo & Lisa Ramirez Set for MERCY KILLERS Talkback Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, after Michael Milligan's powerful off-Broadway production MERCY KILLERS, Teresa Eyring will conduct a talkback with three actors - all who have written and performed powerful, socially relevant plays produced by important regional theaters. This is the continuation of a conversation between MERCY KILLERS Director Tom Oppenheim and Teresa Eyring about actors who empower themselves by creating their own work and will begin at approximately 8:40PM, after the 7:30PM performance of MERCY KILLERS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Michael Milligan's MERCY KILLERS, Premiering at the Stella Adler Studio Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jan 07, 2014

Working Theater, in its 29th season off?Broadway, will in a co?production with the Harold Clurman Lab Theater, offer a piercing perspective on healthcare reform in the United States, with MERCY KILLERS, written and performed by Michael Milligan. The play, directed by Tom Oppenheim will make its off?Broadway premiere on January 7th at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 31 West 27th Street. The production will have its official opening on January 15th and will be performed in various communities throughout New York City in order to directly realize Working Theater's mission to bring theater to communities where working people live. Check out a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

Stella Adler Studio of Acting and GOSO Set Young Playwrights Festival For Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Staying Out and Getting Out (GOSO) have announced that students who participate in the GEDPlus program at GOSO's one-room schoolhouse in Harlem have written seven original short plays based on the films and life of Marlon Brando, an alumnus of the studio. (more...)

BWW Blog: Michael Milligan of Off-Broadway's MERCY KILLERS - Pinocchio on the Fringe
by Guest Blogger: Michael Milligan - Dec 16, 2013

Taking Mercy Killers to the Edinburgh Fringe was a last minute idea. I wanted to keep the show going and had been to the Fringe as a kid with the Columbus Children's Theater. It was a truly formative experience, and I always wanted to go back. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio of Acting and GOSO Set Young Playwrights Festival For 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Staying Out and Getting Out (GOSO) have announced that students who participate in the GEDPlus program at GOSO's one-room schoolhouse in Harlem have written seven original short plays based on the films and life of Marlon Brando, an alumnus of the studio. (more...)

Working Theater to Present Michael Milligan's MERCY KILLERS, Begin. 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

Working Theater, in its 29th season off-Broadway, will in collaboration with the Harold Clurman Lab Theater, offer a piercing perspective on healthcare reform in the United States, with MERCY KILLERS, written and performed by Michael Milligan. The play, directed by Tom Oppenheim will make its off-Broadway premiere on January 7th at the Stella Adler Studio's Theater 2B, 31 West 27th Street. The production will have its official opening on January 15th and will be performed in various communities throughout New York City in order to directly realize Working Theater's mission to bring theater to communities where working people live. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Michael Milligan's MERCY KILLERS, Premiering at the Stella Adler Studio, 1/7
by Stage Tube - Dec 03, 2013

Working Theater, in its 29th season off?Broadway, will in a co?production with the Harold Clurman Lab Theater, offer a piercing perspective on healthcare reform in the United States, with MERCY KILLERS, written and performed by Michael Milligan. The play, directed by Tom Oppenheim will make its off?Broadway premiere on January 7th at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 31 West 27th Street. The production will have its official opening on January 15th and will be performed in various communities throughout New York City in order to directly realize Working Theater's mission to bring theater to communities where working people live. Check out a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

MERCY KILLERS Comes to ATC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

American Theater Company announces Town Hall, a series of interdisciplinary artistic events that spark debate on a national issue. In collaboration with Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company and the Illinois Single Payer Coalition ATC proudly presents Mercy Killers, written and performed by Michael Milligan, directed by Tom Oppenheim. Mercy Killers is the winner of a prestigious First Fringe Award from The Scotsman for best new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving rave reviews calling the play, '…shattering' (The Stage) and '…theatre distilled to its most basic essentials' (The Scotsman). This will be the play's only Chicago stop before going to a six-week Off-Broadway run this January and February at the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater in New York City. (more...)

American Theater Company Announces Michael Milligan's MERCY KILLINGS, Now thru 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

American Theater Company announces Town Hall, a series of interdisciplinary artistic events that spark debate on a national issue. In collaboration with Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company and the Illinois Single Payer Coalition ATC proudly presents Mercy Killers, written and performed by Michael Milligan, directed by Tom Oppenheim. Mercy Killers is the winner of a prestigious First Fringe Award from The Scotsman for best new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving rave reviews calling the play, '...shattering' (The Stage) and '...theatre distilled to its most basic essentials' (The Scotsman). (more...)

American Theater Company Presents Michael Milligan's MERCY KILLERS, Now thru 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

American Theater Company announces Town Hall, a series of interdisciplinary artistic events that spark debate on a national issue. In collaboration with Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company and the Illinois Single Payer Coalition ATC proudly presents Mercy Killers, written and performed by Michael Milligan, directed by Tom Oppenheim. Mercy Killers is the winner of a prestigious First Fringe Award from The Scotsman for best new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving rave reviews calling the play, '...shattering' (The Stage) and '...theatre distilled to its most basic essentials' (The Scotsman). (more...)

MERCY KILLERS Comes to ATC, 10/30-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

American Theater Company announces Town Hall, a series of interdisciplinary artistic events that spark debate on a national issue. In collaboration with Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company and the Illinois Single Payer Coalition ATC proudly presents Mercy Killers, written and performed by Michael Milligan, directed by Tom Oppenheim. Mercy Killers is the winner of a prestigious First Fringe Award from The Scotsman for best new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving rave reviews calling the play, "…shattering" (The Stage) and "…theatre distilled to its most basic essentials" (The Scotsman). This will be the play's only Chicago stop before going to a six-week Off-Broadway run this January and February at the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater in New York City. (more...)

American Theater Company Announces Michael Milligan's MERCY KILLERS, 10/30-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

American Theater Company announces Town Hall, a series of interdisciplinary artistic events that spark debate on a national issue. In collaboration with Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company and the Illinois Single Payer Coalition ATC proudly presents Mercy Killers, written and performed by Michael Milligan, directed by Tom Oppenheim. Mercy Killers is the winner of a prestigious First Fringe Award from The Scotsman for best new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving rave reviews calling the play, '...shattering' (The Stage) and '...theatre distilled to its most basic essentials' (The Scotsman). (more...)

American Theater Company Announces Michael Milligan's MERCY KILLINGS, 10/30-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

American Theater Company announces Town Hall, a series of interdisciplinary artistic events that spark debate on a national issue. In collaboration with Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company and the Illinois Single Payer Coalition ATC proudly presents Mercy Killers, written and performed by Michael Milligan, directed by Tom Oppenheim. Mercy Killers is the winner of a prestigious First Fringe Award from The Scotsman for best new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving rave reviews calling the play, "...shattering" (The Stage) and "...theatre distilled to its most basic essentials" (The Scotsman). (more...)

Stella Adler Studio of Acting to Bring Professional Drama Educators to the Bronx
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has announced that it is the recipient of a prestigious 21st Century Community Learning Center grant through the U.S. Department of Education, which will allow the studio to create an acting school experience in seven low-income Bronx middle schools. The program will be implemented for three years, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. Over 900 students will participate in 24 weeks of coursework, which will include ensemble, voice and speech, movement and improvisation lessons. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio of Acting to Present COUNTY OF KINGS & MERCY KILLERS, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is excited to announce a one-night-only opportunity to see two of Off Broadway's most celebrated shows, Lemon Andersen'sCounty of Kings and Michael Milligan's Mercy Killers, as part of the Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts. The performances will be followed by a discussion with Mr. Andersen and Mr. Milligan that will be moderated by Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of Theater Communications Group. Andersen and Milligan stand out in the theater world as examples of artists who react to challenges in their lives by writing and performing in meaningful theater pieces. (more...)

SAVVY SECRETS, MISERABLE LESBIANS and More Set for 59E59 Theaters' 2013 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

59E59 Theaters announces the 2013 line up for the 8th annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival, beginning today, July 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 28. (more...)

STELLA BY STARLIGHT Gala Honors Elaine Stritch, Stephen Sondheim, George Takei and Charles Cohen Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has announced that the Eighth Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala will be held tonight, June 10 at Espace in New York City. This year's honorees include acting luminaries Elaine Stritch and George Takei, Broadway idol Stephen Sondheim and real estate mogul Charles S. Cohen. The gala will feature a special live performance from Ms. Stritch's friend Bernadette Peters and red carpet appearances by Alec Baldwin, Liza Minnelli and James Gandolfini. Additional red carpet guests include gala co-hosts and Stella Adler alums JANE LEVY (Evil Dead, Suburgatory) and Keith Powell (30 Rock). (more...)

SAVVY SECRETS, MISERABLE LESBIANS and More Set for 59E59 Theaters' 2013 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

59E59 Theaters announces the 2013 line up for the 8th annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival, beginning on Tuesday, July 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 28. (more...)

STELLA BY STARLIGHT Gala to Honor Elaine Stritch, Stephen Sondheim, George Takei and Charles Cohen, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting announced today that the Eighth Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala will be held June 10 at Espace in New York City. This year's honorees include acting luminaries Elaine Stritch and George Takei, Broadway idol Stephen Sondheim and real estate mogulCharles S. Cohen. The gala will feature a special live performance from Ms. Stritch's friend Bernadette Peters and red carpet appearances by Alec Baldwin, Liza Minnelli and James Gandolfini. Additional red carpet guests include gala co-hosts and Stella Adler alums Jane Levy (Evil Dead, Suburgatory) and Keith Powell (30 Rock). (more...)

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