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Lineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal CenterLineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal Center
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces its inaugural international Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). The film festival will take place all day long on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015 at The Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. (more...)

Neve McIntosh and Clifford Samuel to Lead NYTW's THE EVENTS; Tickets Now On SaleNeve McIntosh and Clifford Samuel to Lead NYTW's THE EVENTS; Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Tickets for THE EVENTS, the third production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2014/15 Season, are now on sale at www.nytw.org. Written by acclaimed Scottish playwright David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical) and directed by Ramin Gray (The Royal Opera's The Importance of Being Ernest), THE EVENTS begins previews on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 and officially opens on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). THE EVENTS comes to New York for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

REDCAT to Present Wooster Group's 'EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS', 1/21-2/1REDCAT to Present Wooster Group's 'EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS', 1/21-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

REDCAT, Calarts' Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, presents the newest Wooster Group work, Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation January 21 to February 1, 2015. (more...)

YOUARENOWHERE Set for COIL FestivalYOUARENOWHERE Set for COIL Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

As part of the tenth edition of the COIL festival, Performance Space 122 and The Invisible Dog Art Center present the world premiere of YOUARENOWHERE by Andrew Schneider, a theater artist, best known as a video designer and performer in The Wooster Group (2007 -2014), whose work is rooted at the intersection of performance and technology. YOUARENOWHERE experiments with the virtues of sensory overload via quantum mechanics, parallel universes and Craigslist's 'Missed Connections.' Battling glitchy transmissions, crackling microphones and lighting instruments falling from the sky, one guy on a mission and a tricked-out interactive new-media landscape merge to transform physical space, warp linear time and short-circuit preconceived notions of what it means to be here now. YOUARENOWHERE is created by Schneider with Peter Musante, Christine Shallenberg and Omar Zubair and is produced by Shelley Carter. (more...)

The Kitchen to Premiere New Tina Satter WorkThe Kitchen to Premiere New Tina Satter Work
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Award-winning writer and director Tina Satter, along with her company Half Straddle, re-imagine and re-invigorate cult pop and literary tropes in an effort to trouble and question language and identity. As company member Jess Barbagallo has written, 'Characters in Tina's plays are often on the precipice of a subversive self-discovery, and articulate a sad but liberating and intrinsically queer value: that the self is perhaps never to be discovered, but always to be made.' In Satter's meticulous landscapes, both actors and characters playfully embrace fluidity, feminine agency and subversion. Critics have marveled at Satter's theatricality. Ben Brantley in The New York Times called her work, 'enchanting,' and, 'so very refreshing' while Helen Shaw in Time Out New York declared, 'Satter's Half Straddle company is launching a particularly coordinated goal-line drive to a new feminist form.' (more...)

Theater at PS122's 2015 COIL Festival Kicks Off 1/2Theater at PS122's 2015 COIL Festival Kicks Off 1/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Performance Space 122's contemporary performance festival, COIL, returns for its tenth anniversary year. Known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance, this year's COIL 2015 festival spans interdisciplinary art working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where and when performance is experienced. (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Fresh Produce'd L.A. to Present World Premiere of HEY BROTHER, 11/21-12/14Fresh Produce'd L.A. to Present World Premiere of HEY BROTHER, 11/21-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Fresh Produce'd L.A. presents the world premiere production HEY BROTHER by Bekah Brunstetter. Produced by Riva Di Paola and Lucas Dixon, the show will be directed by Alexis Jacknow and stars Lucas Dixon (Yale MFA), Graham Outerbridge (A.C.T. MFA) and Kahyun Kim (Julliard BFA). The show runs Friday, November 21st - Sunday, December 14th, 2014. (more...)

Live Source's BOHEMIAN LIGHTS Begins Performances Tonight at HERELive Source's BOHEMIAN LIGHTS Begins Performances Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The multidisciplinary performance ensemble Live Source presents the world-premiere adaptation of BOHEMIAN LIGHTS, based on Ramon Valle-Inclan's 'Luces de Bohemia,' adapted by Live Source with Fernando Gonzalez. Directed by Tyler Mercer, BOHEMIAN LIGHTS begins performances on Friday, November 7, 2014 -- prior to an official press opening of November 9th -- at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue - enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring, in Manhattan). Performances continue through Sunday, November 23rd. Tickets are priced at $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and are now available online at www.Here.org or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jaston Williams Talks MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CARBWW Interviews: Jaston Williams Talks MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR
by David Clarke - Oct 28, 2014

Texas stage legend, Jaston Williams, is heading back to Galveston's The Grand 1894 Opera House. This time around he is bringing his newest play, MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR, to tickle our ribs. Gearing up for the production, Jaston Williams talks to me about why you should see MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR. (more...)

John Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This WinterJohn Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back the National Theatre of Scotland, director John Tiffany and associate director Steven Hoggett for the American Premiere of Let the Right One In, which Jack Thorne adapted for the stage from John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel and screenplay, and which garnered tremendous acclaim on London's West End earlier this year. (more...)

PS122 Announces 2015 COIL Festival LineupPS122 Announces 2015 COIL Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Performance Space 122's contemporary performance festival, COIL, returns for its tenth anniversary year. Known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance, this year's COIL 2015 festival spans interdisciplinary art working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where and when performance is experienced. (more...)

Joel Bassin Named Producing Artistic Director of Firehouse TheatreJoel Bassin Named Producing Artistic Director of Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Firehouse Theatre has announced the appointment of Joel Bassin as Producing Artistic Director. He will take over leadership of the theatre at the end of Artistic Director Jase Smith's term in January 2015. Joel is the current Chair of Theatre at Hunter College in New York City. (more...)

American Opera Projects and Lively Works Add Performance to 9/10 Conrad Cummings ConcertAmerican Opera Projects and Lively Works Add Performance to 9/10 Conrad Cummings Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Due to popular demand, American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks have added a second performance of Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014. The second performance will take place at 9:00 p.m., immediately after the initial 7:30 p.m. performance. Both performances will be held at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and MoreFull Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Casting is announced today for a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by multiple award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, premiering on Wednesday 8 October at St. James Theatre. Directed by Russell Bolam, Reiss' adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece of modern theatre reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret. (more...)

Big Dance Theater to Return to BAM with U.S. Debut of ALAN SMITHEE DIRECTED THIS PLAY, 9/30-10/4Big Dance Theater to Return to BAM with U.S. Debut of ALAN SMITHEE DIRECTED THIS PLAY, 9/30-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Alan Smithee Directed This Play from Big Dance Theater comes to BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton Street), running September 30-October 4, 2014. (more...)

REDCAT Announces Fall 2014 Season of Events, Featuring Gob Squad, Wooster Group and More!REDCAT Announces Fall 2014 Season of Events, Featuring Gob Squad, Wooster Group and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

REDCAT, CalArts' Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex is renowned for its innovative visual, performing and multimedia arts programming. In the Fall of 2014 REDCAT begins its second decade presenting the most influential artists from around the world, as well as Los Angeles' own creative voices. (more...)

Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks present Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

The Brewing Dept. to Present BOBRAUSCHENBERGAMERICA, 8/14-30The Brewing Dept. to Present BOBRAUSCHENBERGAMERICA, 8/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

The Brewing Dept. will present a free, outdoor production of Chuck Mee's bobrauschenbergamerica directed by Emily Kaplan this August. The production runs August 14 - 30th, 2014 at 108th Street Lawn in Riverside Park (enter at 108th Street and Riverside Drive). (more...)

Jen Danby's SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Finds New Performance VenueJen Danby's SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Finds New Performance Venue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Sharon Tate in Heaven has a new home in New York City for the August 8-11 run. The White Box Studio C at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. Sharon Tate in Heaven, presented by This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions, returns for a limited special New York City run this August 8th-11th, followed by two special dates in Lido Beach, New York August 16th and 17th at Theresa Academy for Performing Arts. (more...)

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