Tony Torn News

Shopping Books to Release THE REVEREND BILLY PROJECT This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

This week, Shopping Books publishes The Reverend Billy Project, the most extensive account of the eco-televangelists and his collaborators' years of activism. The book, released here as an e-book, is written by the director of the troupe's performances, Savitri D, and Bill Talen, the writer/actor who inhabits the title character Reverend Billy, and features an introduction by Alisa Solomon. A chapter on the fight to stop the clear-cutting of Boreal forests by paper suppliers of Victoria's Secret catalogues anticipates the Stop Shopping Choir's current earth activism-their HoneyBeeLujah! campaign and The HoneyBeeLujah Show, which they are performing each Sunday through June 22 at Joe's Pub at The Public (425 Lafayette St, NYC). (more...)

The Civilians Present ANNUAL R&D READING SERIES, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The Civilians' Annual R&D reading series kicks off with five readings from today, May 21 to May 30. The series features new work by R&D members Jeanine Oleson, Sean E. Cunningham, Riti Sachdeva, Mary Kathryn Nagle, Juliana Francis Kelly and Tony Torn. Melissa Crespo, Mia Rovegno, and Michael Leibenluft will direct these presentations, all at various stages in their development process. These readings are free and open to the public, and take place in the Great Room at 138 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. (more...)

The Civilians to Present ANNUAL R&D READING SERIES, 5/21-30
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Civilians' Annual R&D reading series kicks off with five readings from May 21 to May 30. The series features new work by R&D members Jeanine Oleson, Sean E. Cunningham, Riti Sachdeva, Mary Kathryn Nagle, Juliana Francis Kelly and Tony Torn. Melissa Crespo, Mia Rovegno, and Michael Leibenluft will direct these presentations, all at various stages in their development process. These readings are free and open to the public, and take place in the Great Room at 138 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. To make a reservation please email rdgroup@thecivilians.org. Please visit The Civilians' website (www.thecivilians.org) for dates, times, and presentation descriptions. (more...)

UBU SINGS UBU Comes to the Abrons Arts Center, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Ubu Sings Ubu is a theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's absurdist satire Ubu Roi and the art punk songs of the cult experimental band Pere Ubu. (more...)

Abrons Art Center to Stage Tony Torn's UBU SINGS UBU, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Actor/director Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz star in Ubu Sings Ubu, an immersive theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi and the songs of experimental cult band Pere Ubu. Adapted from a version of the original French text, and run through the Google Translateengine, Torn and company are fueled by the giddy, angular new wave rock of Pere Ubu, the cult band whose name and style were inspired by the play. Torn, who co-directs with Dan Safer of Witness Relocation, plays Pere Ubu while Muz is Mere Ubu, in a bizarre parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in Poland instead of Scotland. (more...)

UBU SINGS UBU Comes to the Abrons Arts Center, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Ubu Sings Ubu is a theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's absurdist satire Ubu Roi and the art punk songs of the cult experimental band Pere Ubu. (more...)

Company Freak, Jesus on the Mainline, Storm Large and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Looking ahead at Joe's Pub at The Public, now, March 24, through April 6, performances will feature: VINCENT D'ONOFRIO & DANA LYN - TRANS FORMATIVE: AN EVENING OF SONGS THAT PROPEL US - PT WALKLEY - UBU SINGS UBU - CHARLES YANG - COMPANY FREAK - JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND - BRIDGET EVERETT - NEVER SLEEP ALONE - MATES OF STATE - JESUS ON THE MAINLINE / NATALIE CRESSMAN - CARMEN SOUZA - SUSANNA - KYRA MILLER - THE STRAY BIRDS - BEN WATT W/ BERNARD BUTLER - ROY NATHANSON & SOTTO VOCE - STORM LARGE - THE LOSERS LOUNGE - CHAMPAGNE JERRY - ISLE OF KLEZBOS and EARL DAX & FRIENDS. Details below! (more...)

Joe's Pub Announces Indie/Pop/Rock Offerings for March-May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

At Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming indie/pop/rock offerings for March-May 2014. Check out full details below! (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell and Holly Hunter, Benji Hughes, Mates of State and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Looking ahead at Joe's Pub at The Public, performances running today, March 18, through March 30 include: A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN - JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL & HOLLY HUNTER - PAUL LOREN - FIRST ANNUAL FEMINIST BALL - FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014: SONIA OLLA's TIEMPO AL AIRE - MOBY DICK, PART III: THE BALLAD OF PIP - ARBOREA W/ CASSANDRA JENKINS - THE HOT SARDINES - BENJI HUGHES - FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014: SILVIA PEREZ CRUZ & RAUL FERNANDEZ REFREE's CRUZ MIRO - FUEL FANDANGO - OUR LADY J - VINCENT D'ONOFRIO & DANA LYN - TRANS FORMATIVE: AN EVENING OF SONGS THAT PROPEL US - PT WALKLEY - UBU SINGS UBU - CHARLES YANG - COMPANY FREAK - JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND - BRIDGET EVERETT - NEVER SLEEP ALONE - MATES OF STATE - JESUS ON THE MAINLINE / NATALIE CRESSMAN - CARMEN SOUZA. Details below! (more...)

Abrons Art Center to Stage Tony Torn's UBU SINGS UBU, 4/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Actor/director Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz star in Ubu Sings Ubu, an immersive theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi and the songs of experimental cult band Pere Ubu. Adapted from a version of the original French text, and run through the Google Translateengine, Torn and company are fueled by the giddy, angular new wave rock of Pere Ubu, the cult band whose name and style were inspired by the play. Torn, who co-directs with Dan Safer of Witness Relocation, plays Pere Ubu while Muz is Mere Ubu, in a bizarre parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in Poland instead of Scotland. (more...)

UBU SINGS UBU to Run 4/9-27 at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Actor/director Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz star in Ubu Sings Ubu, an immersive theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi and the songs of experimental cult band Pere Ubu. Adapted from a version of the original French text, and run through the Google Translate engine, Torn and company are fueled by the giddy, angular new wave rock of Pere Ubu, the cult band whose name and style were inspired by the play. Torn, who co-directs with Dan Safer of Witness Relocation, plays Pere Ubu while Muz is Mere Ubu, in a bizarre parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in Poland instead of Scotland. (more...)

The Kitchen to Presents Jay Scheib's PLATONOV, 1/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Kitchen welcomes back director-designer Jay Scheib for the premiere of an innovative new "live cinema performance," Platonov, or The Disinherited, adapted from Chekhov's unfinished first play, found in a safe-deposit box after his death. The work is produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann and consists of two integral halves: Platonov, a live theatrical event performed by an ensemble that includes Mikeah Ernest Jennings, Sarita Choudhury and Tony Torn in The Kitchen's black box theater; and The Disinherited, the live feature film of the performance that will be live-edited and broadcast in real time each night to movie theaters including BAM Rose Cinemas, AMC Empire 25 in Times Square and others to be announced. (more...)

The Civilians Announces Participants of 2013-14 R&D Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

The Civilians, the award-winning New York-based theatre company, announces the members of its 2013-14 R & D Group. The group's emerging and established artists were selected from over one hundred applicants. The R & D Group is comprised of artists from multiple theatrical disciplines. Each artist or creative team will develop an original work over the season. The artists and projects were selected to represent a range of different strategies for making new work from creative inquiry and research. This diversity of approach helps feed a culture of innovation in the group, making the R & D Group an effective lab of experimentation for the field of investigative theater. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant, Kelli Giddish and More Set for GOOD MEDICINE Web Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Producers Shari Albert and Jessica Blank have announced the full cast for new web series GOOD MEDICINE, written by Shari Albert and Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen ('THE EXONERATED') and directed by Erik Jensen. (more...)

BWW Flashback: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Ends Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2013

The world premiere of Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's new play, Breakfast at Tiffany's, will play its final performance today, April 21, 2013 at 3 p.m. after playing 17 preview and 38 regular performances at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos and videos from the show's run! (more...)

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

The world premiere of Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's new play, Breakfast at Tiffany's, will play its final performance today, April 21, 2013 at 3 p.m. after playing 17 preview and 38 regular performances at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street). (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Embark on BRAZILIAN SAGA: CARLOS DIEGUES' CINEMATIC ADVENTURES, 4/12-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a BRAZILIAN SAGA: CARLOS DIEGUES' CINEMATIC ADVENTURES, a comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking filmmaker's work, from April 12 - 18. A pioneer of the revolutionary Cinema Novo movement, which made film an integral part of the cultural and sociopolitical struggles facing Brazil in the 60's. Diegues' now-iconic films had a historical emphasis and were among the first to bring Afro-Brazilian culture to life on film. (more...)

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Will Close on Broadway This Sunday, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

The world premiere of Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's new play, Breakfast at Tiffany's, will play its final performance on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3 p.m. after playing 17 preview and 38 regular performances at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street). (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Embarks on BRAZILIAN SAGA: CARLOS DIEGUES' CINEMATIC ADVENTURES Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center hosts BRAZILIAN SAGA: CARLOS DIEGUES' CINEMATIC ADVENTURES, a comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking filmmaker's work, from today, April 12 - 18. (more...)

BWW Blog: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Kate Cullen Roberts
by Guest Blogger: Kate Cullen Roberts - Apr 10, 2013

It has now been almost 3 weeks since Breakfast at Tiffany's opened on Broadway on March 20th. It's hard to believe we started rehearsal on January 28th! Time really does fly when you're having fun. (more...)

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