Wooster Group News

Inkwell Theater to Present LUIGI, Beginning 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Emmy Award winner and Executive Director, Elliot Shoenman, and his son Artistic Director, Daniel Shoenman, founded the Inkwell Theater ten years ago, subsequently establishing national critical acclaim for the company with such productions as the Ovation Award nominated AfterMath, starring Annie Potts. On July 18th they will launch Louise Munson's (Liam Rector Scholar in Fiction) play Luigi, offering Los Angeles audiences a first look at her work when this World Premiere opens at the VS Theatre. (more...)

Stance Theatre's DRAG KING RICHARD III Comes to Riverside Studios, July 28-Aug 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Following a highly acclaimed run at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival, Stance Theatre presents a powerful Richard III ahead of other summer blockbuster productions. Drag King Richard III explores the complexity of switching gender as lead character Laurie embarks on the challenging journey of transitioning from female to male. (more...)

Chris Tanner's FOOTBALL HEAD to Open 6/20 at LaMaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Chris Tanner returns to The Club at La MaMa this June for the world premiere of Football Head: tales of shame and humiliation. (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Dates and Curators for the 2014 Prelude Festival, 10/8-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the 2014 PRELUDE FESTIVAL. The annual festival is dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance. Following the enormous success of its tenth anniversary in 2013, the eleventh annual PRELUDE festival will be curated by Chloe Bass, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Rose Leonard, Allison Lyman, and Frank Hentschker. Artists and participants of the festival will be announced in late July 2014. (more...)

Bold Works in Performance, Film and Art Set for MASS LIVE ARTS, 7/7-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Mass Live Arts, a summer festival of contemporary and experimental performing arts, returns for its second year to Bard College at Simon's Rock in the Berkshires, July 7 - 26. This year's festival presents three New England Premieres of critically-acclaimed, new and remounted works by choreographer Faye Driscoll, theater artists Sibyl Kempson and Mike Iveson Jr, along with two media based performances by director Phil Soltanoff. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Presents 16th Annual LABAPALOOZA! Festival of New Puppet Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Puppet Lab, which celebrates its 16th anniversary this year, is St. Ann's Warehouse'sexperimental haven for artists developing interdisciplinary projects for puppet and object theater. Under the direction of Lab Co-Directors Matthew Acheson and Krissy Smith, participating artists and their collaborators have met weekly over several months to develop projects, share puppetry elements and other design and technical ideas, discuss plot structure and character development, and work on narrative. They will present their works-in-progress in the annual Labapalooza! festival, which will run today, May 29 - June 1 at St. Ann's Warehouse (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn). (more...)

Bushwick Starr and Brooklyn Gypsies to Host OYE! AVANT GARDE NIGHT Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

OYE! Avant Garde Night is an annual festival devoted to the development of new performances by artists from Bushwick and surrounding areas. Brooklyn Gypsies created OYE! as a platform to celebrate and share what is unique about Bushwick's converging arts communities. Join us for a night of eclectic theater, dance & film, including a melodrama puppet opera of two electrons in the throes of Nitrogen Fixation and a man wandering the silk road. Performances followed by music, conversation, food and dancing. (more...)

Mississippi Mud Productions Presents and This American Blonde Actress Announce Cast of Tennessee Williams' VIEUX CARRE
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Mississippi Mud Productions and This American Blonde Actress announce full cast and talkbacks with director Jen Danby and cast of Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre in Hell's Kitchen. Tickets on sale online at http://mudvieuxcarre.brownpapertickets.com - $18 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior. (more...)

Chris Tanner's FOOTBALL HEAD Comes to La Mama, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

La MaMa will present Chris Tanner's 'Football Head: tales of shame and humiliation', running June 20-29, 2014. Tanner returns to The Club at La MaMa this June for the world premiere of his show. (more...)

The Wooster Group Presents EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS at The Performing Garage, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Wooster Group will present EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS: A RECORD ALBUM INTERPRETATION at The Performing Garage from today, May 17 through June 15, 2014. The newest Wooster Group work, EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS is a performance based on a 1976 LP of Shaker hymns, marches, anthems, and testimony recorded by Sister R. Mildred Barker and the sisters of the Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. (more...)

Brooklyn Gypsies to Present OYE! AVANT GARDE NIGHT at Bushwick Starr, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

OYE! Avant Garde Night is an annual festival devoted to the development of new performances by artists from Bushwick and surrounding areas. Brooklyn Gypsies created OYE! as a platform to celebrate and share what is unique about Bushwick's converging arts communities. Join us for a night of eclectic theater, dance & film, including a melodrama puppet opera of two electrons in the throes of Nitrogen Fixation and a man wandering the silk road. Performances followed by music, conversation, food and dancing. (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe to Star in THE OLD WOMAN at BAM, 6/22-29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Oscar-nominated actor and founding Wooster Group member Willem Dafoe and legendary performer Mikhail Baryshnikov are a dapperly dressed odd couple, forced to deal with the most inconsiderate of corpses in this surreal melding of absurdism, pitch- black comedy, and vaudeville from iconic director Robert Wilson, THE OLD WOMAN. (more...)

Mississippi Mud Presents SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC. The company produces Tennessee Williams' one-acts Moony's Kid Don't Cry, directed by Jen Danby; The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, directed by Daniel Capalbo, Jr, with Miss Danby as Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, an early sketch of Blanche DuBois; and Interior: Panic, an early sketch of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Edward Bergen and starring Jen Danby and Colleen Leone as sisters Blanche and Grace. Three plays, music, raffles and refreshments. Tickets on sale online @ http://shotguncottage.brownpapertickets.com - $25 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior, $10 Under 18. (more...)

Jim Findlay's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Set for Times Square, Now thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Time Square Arts, in partnership with Allied Partners and Brickman Real Estate, will present Jim Findlay's Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience, produced by Collapsable Giraffe and 3-Legged Dog. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Present 16th Annual LABAPALOOZA! Festival of New Puppet Theater, 5/29-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

The Puppet Lab, which celebrates its 16th anniversary this year, is St. Ann's Warehouse'sexperimental haven for artists developing interdisciplinary projects for puppet and object theater. Under the direction of Lab Co-Directors Matthew Acheson and Krissy Smith, participating artists and their collaborators have met weekly over several months to develop projects, share puppetry elements and other design and technical ideas, discuss plot structure and character development, and work on narrative. They will present their works-in-progress in the annual Labapalooza! festival, which will run May 29 - June 1 at St. Ann's Warehouse (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn). (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - April 29, 2014 - It's Tony Tuesday! 2014 Nominations and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 29, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: the 2014 Tony Award nominations will be announced this morning! (more...)

Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand and More Set for The Wooster Group's 2014 Spring Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Join Steve Buscemi, Buck Henry, Frances McDormand, Mike Nichols and Maura Tierney for dinner to benefit The Wooster Group tonight, April 29 at 6:00 pm at 632 on Hudson, 632 Hudson Street, New York City. (more...)

DaFoe, Coppola Among Jury for 67th Annual FESTIVAL DE CANNES!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter Jane Campion, winner of the Palme d'or for The Piano, will be the President of the Jury of the 67th Festival de Cannes. (more...)

Jim Findlay's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Set for Times Square, 5/9-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Time Square Arts, in partnership with Allied Partners and Brickman Real Estate, will present Jim Findlay's Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience, produced by Collapsable Giraffe and 3-Legged Dog. (more...)

The Wooster Group to Present EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS at The Performing Garage, 5/17-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Wooster Group will present EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS: A RECORD ALBUM INTERPRETATION at The Performing Garage from May 17 through June 15, 2014. The newest Wooster Group work, EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS is a performance based on a 1976 LP of Shaker hymns, marches, anthems, and testimony recorded by Sister R. Mildred Barker and the sisters of the Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. (more...)

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