Vineyard Theatre News

2014-15 New Victory LabWorks Welcomes 10 New Projects from Taylor Mac, The Civilians and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier theater for kids and families, announces the 2014-15 New Victory LabWorks new work development residencies. Now in its second year, the New Victory LabWorks Artist Residency Program provides rehearsal space, support and feedback for select New York artists of all disciplines who desire to create original high-quality productions for young audiences. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory to Present Kevin Bishop in FULLY COMMITTED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

In its tenth anniversary year, the Chocolate Factory celebrates by creating a brand new production of the show that put it on the map in 2004, FULLY COMMITTED, the whirlwind culinary comedy set in one of Manhattan's hottest restaurants, where the city never sleeps and the phone never stops ringing! A decade later, with the masses clamouring for entry to dining hot spots du jour such as Chiltern Firehouse for their own taste of the A-List, and celebrity chefs salivated over as the new rock stars, FULLY COMMITTED is as fresh as ever. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy BILLY & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

MOSES, THE AUTHOR to Play FringeNYC, 8/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

MOSES, THE AUTHOR, a world premiere comedy by Andrew R. Heinze, will be presented as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC, held this year from August 8th - 24th. Directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Amy Wright, MOSES, THE AUTHOR will play five performances at 'Fringe Venue #17,' The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal) - on Sunday, 8/10 at 2:15pm; Wednesday, 8/13 at 9:45pm; Sat, 8/20 at 2pm; Thursday, 8/21 at 9pm; and Saturday, 8/23 at 9:15pm. Tickets for FringeNYC productions are $18 and are on sale now. For information/tickets to all FringeNYC productions, visit www.FringeNYC.org or call 866-468-7619. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Announces 2014-2016 Cohort of Playwriting Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company announces its 2014-2016 cohort of Huntington Playwriting Fellows: Mia Chung, John J King, Sam Marks, and Nina Louise Morrison. This artistically diverse group of writers begin their two-year residency in September. Past Huntington Playwriting Fellows include Ronan Noone (The Atheist, Brendan, and the upcoming The Second Girl), Lydia R. Diamond (Smart People, Stick Fly), Melinda Lopez (Becoming Cuba, Sonia Flew), Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish), Ryan Landry (Ryan Landry's "M"), and Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro (Before I Leave You) to name a few. (more...)

AVENUE Q Will Celebrate 11th Anniversary in New York on 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The long-running Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q will celebrate its 11th anniversary in New York on Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m. with a special interactive social media performance - THE INTERNET IS FOR Q! - at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.), at which all audience members will be invited to post their experiences during the show on their mobile phones via Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Members of the creative team and former cast members are expected to attend - and tweet - the performance, as well, and the evening's events will include surprise twists live from the stage. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Christopher Chen's THE LATE WEDDING Opens 9/22 at Crowded Fire Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) concludes its 2014 season with the World Premiere of THE LATE WEDDING by Christopher Chen opening with a press night on September 22 (Previews Sept. 18, 19, 20) running through October 11 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. THE LATE WEDDING is both inspired by and a homage to Italian fabulist novelist Italo Calvino whose stories 'Invisible Cities' and 'If on a Winter's Night a Traveler' have become Chen's launching pad into a shadowy exploration into themes of distance, dislocation, and transience in internet-age relationships. A Crowded Fire Theater commission, in THE LATE WEDDING 'Chen channels our society's collective unconscious with dizzying urgency...' remarks director Marissa Wolf. 'He is peeling back layer after layer of cultural practices and rituals, revealing a raw, pulsing interior of longing and hope.' Directed by Marissa Wolf THE LATE WEDDING features Michele Leavy*+, Lawrence Radecker+, Lauren Spencer, Michael Anthony Torres*, Kathryn Zdan*, Ogie Zulueta*. (*Actors Equity, +CFT company member) (more...)

Azudi Onyejekwe and Rodrick Covington to Star in THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN Concert at NYMF, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Moldy Fig Productions, LCC present THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN, a one night only concert event. With Book by Kevin Ray, Andrea Lepcio & Dominic Taylor; Music and Lyrics by Kevin Ray; and Additional Story by Suellen Vance, the concert will be directed by Lee Summers and is set for Tuesday, July 22nd at 8 p.m. at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Tony Winner Linda Lavin, 9/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein announced today that Tony Award-winning actress, Linda Lavin, will bring her acclaimed show, Possibilities, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Thursday, September 18 (8 p.m.) and Friday, September 19 (8 p.m.). Following her starring role in Too Much Sun - reuniting her with playwright Nicky Silver (The Lyons) - at the Vineyard Theatre, Lavin makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with an eclectic mix of Broadway standards and cabaret songs from her extensive portfolio. Grammy Award-winning composer, famed musical director, and incomparable performer, Billy Stritch, will serve as Musical Director for the evening. Tickets for Linda Lavin range in price from $45 - $60 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical (more...)

Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY Extends Again Through 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, will extend its strictly limited engagement through September 21st, 2014. The production will be dark from September 1st through September 7th while Ms. McDonald takes a previously scheduled vacation, and the final 16 performances will begin starting September 9th, 2014. (more...)

Single Tickets Go on Sale July 1 for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

On July 1, 2014, single tickets go on sale for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season. The 2014/15 season will bring three new musicals to life in world premieres including the world premiere of the Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson penned musical adaptation of the 1982 movie Diner; Kid Victory by John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and Greg Pierce; and Soon by Nick Blaemire. The season begins with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George; and continues with the musical version of Sinclair Lewis's best-selling novel Elmer Gantry; the DC area premiere of Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason; a world premiere concert event Simply Sondheim celebrating the work of Stephen Sondheim; and Kander & Ebb's classic musical Cabaret. Tickets to all of these events as well as Signature's Cabaret and Holiday Follies concerts go on sale to the public July 1 at 10AM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Boomerang Theatre Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company and Artistic Director Tim Errickson, are excited to announce their production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, directed by John Greenleaf (The Acting Company, Steppenwolf, Australian Elizabethan Theatre; Co-founder Shakespeare on the Hudson), as part of the company's 15 years presenting exceptional outdoor theatre. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will be presented at Central Park (69th Street and Central Park West), June 21 through July 20, 2014. Tickets are free and do not require a reservation. For more information visit www.boomerangtheatre.org. (more...)

David Adkins, Corinna May, Barbara Sims & Walton Wilson to Star in Berkshire Theatre Group's BENEFACTORS, 7/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Michael Frayn's Benefactors, a summer stages critic's pick by The New York Times at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 12 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 9 at 7pm and the production closes July 26 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steve Bakunas Paints Linda Lavin in PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 17, 2014

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST - an evening with the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin and her husband Steve Bakunas, a painter, actor and jazz drummer - was just presented by the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) last night, June 16 at 7 pm to benefit the company's productions, artistic development initiatives and arts education programs, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's artistic director, and Sarah Stern, co-artistic director. PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST featured Ms. Lavin and Mr. Bakunas in a 90-minute intimate evening during which Ms. Lavin answers questions about her life and career, posed by her husband while he paints her portrait on stage. An evening of warmth, romance, humor and nostalgia, the couple has previously performed the program at venues around the country. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Extends AVENUE Q, Postpones THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Now Through 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

AVENUE Q at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue is selling out, and it has been extendedinto the fall. The hilarious musical comedy starring very naughty puppets now plays through October 26, 2014. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the show as "delightfully sweet and vulnerable...could not be more fun or charming to watch!" and the Chicago Sun-Times Highly Recommends the show saying it's "better than the Broadway original!" (more...)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL with Audra McDonald Extends Through August 31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Lanie Robertson's musical play which stars Audra McDonald who won a record breaking sixth Tony Award for her portrayal of jazz legend Billie Holiday, will extend its strictly limited engagement through August 31st, 2014. (more...)

2014-15 Tony Awards Nominating Committee Announced! And the 50 Members Are...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today the Nominating Committee for the 2014-2015 Broadway season. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon to Reprise Role in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in the West End, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Brandon Victor Dixon will reprise his role as 'Haywood Patterson' in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS when the musical arrives in the West End beginning October 4, 2014 at the Garrick Theatre. (more...)

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