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Remy Bumppo to Present BOTH YOUR HOUSES, Opening 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

In Maxwell Anderson's 1933 political satire Both Your Houses, a straight-laced young congressman's outlandish plan is bound to save Congress from itself! Or is it?Remy Bumppo will present Anderson's Pulitzer Prize winner as the opening production of its 18th season. Press Opening is Monday, October 6 at 7:00 pm at the Greenhouse Theater Center. The production will run throughout the lead-up to the 2014 midterm elections, in which 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 33 seats in the Senate will be up for re-election. (more...)

Remy Bumppo to Partner with Mikva Challenge for BOTH YOUR HOUSES Previews
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company will be partnering with Mikva Challenge for the first three preview performances of their upcoming production of Both Your Houses, by the great American playwright Maxwell Anderson. (more...)

Jillian Weingart, Jesse Dornan & More to Lead Brown Paper Box Co.'s SPIKE HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Brown Paper Box Co. has announced the cast for their upcoming production, SPIKE HEELS, by Theresa Rebeck. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dances Patrelle Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 17, 2014

Francis Patrelle, the artistic director/resident choreographer of Dances Patrelle says in a program note that prior to 1982 he had never seen any version of the Romeo and Juliet ballet. It certainly sounds strange to me. Where had he been all that time? It seems that everyone I knew in the dance world had seen some production of it. Even my brothers, who detest ballet, had seen the Fonteyn/Nureyev movie. Be that as it may, I won't hold it against him. (more...)

Gettysburg: One Woman's War Set for Metropolitan Playhouse December 2-3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

In Elsie Singmaster's powerful exploration of a Civil War icon's physical and emotional terrain, fictional townswoman Mary Bowman lives the war and its legacy-from the first shots at Willoughby Run, to the consolation of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, to the country's healing a half century on. The show runs Monday and Tuesday, December 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. Gettysburg: One Woman's War, Comprising three selections from Elsie Singmaster's 1913 classic Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath, at The 'invaluable' and 'indispensable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner: 220 E 4th Street between Avenues A and B. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse to Present First Revival of SELF, 11/15-12/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Metropolitan presents the first revival of 1856 social satire SELF from November 15 - December 15, 2013. (more...)

Iris String Quartet to Play Metropolitan Playhouse, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse is pleased to present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Chronicles) Iris String Quartet in a concert of masterworks by Stravinsky, Bartok, and Haydn. Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street between Avenues A and B, New York City. Tickets are: $25 Adults and $10 Children Under 18. (more...)

Cast Announced for Resonance Ensemble's R.U.R. and THE TRUTH QUOTIENT, Jan-Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Resonance Ensemble has announced the cast for their 10th anniversary season "Connecting Circuits" featuring two shows in rep, a classic play and new play with resonating themes. This season includes the classic 1920 play R.U.R. by Karel ?apek, adapted by Lee Eric Shackleford, directed by Valentina Fratti in rep with THE TRUTH QUOTIENT, by award-winning playwright Richard Manley, directed By Eric Parness. The season will run from January 9 - February 2, 2013 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42 Street). (more...)

WITHIN IN THE LAW Revival Set for the Metropolitan Playhouse, 5/31-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives WITHIN THE LAW, by Bayard Veiller, running May 31 - June 29, 2014, directed by Associate Director Michael Hardart at Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E 4th Street). From 1912, a story of a good girl gone bad...all while playing by the rules. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Announces Lineup for 2013 East Village Theater Festival, 4/15-5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse, OBIE Award winner, presents the fourth annual East Village Theater Festival, a three-week celebration of the ever-vital life and lore of the East Village. The festival features four different evenings of new plays and solo-performances, as well as the work of local artists, and a panel discussion on the neighborhood's changing identity. (more...)

Iris String Quartet to Perform at the Metropolitan Playhouse, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse presents the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Barber, Beethoven, Ravel and contemporary American composers on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B, New York City. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents Iris String Quartet Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse presents the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Brahms, Gershwin and contemporary American composers tonight, March 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B, New York City. (more...)

Remy Bumppo Announces First All-Comedy Season; Introduces New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is calling its 18th season 'Welcome to the Fun House,' and the fun will come in many forms, from political satire to deadly jokes to a world of laughter and revolutions with takes on The Importance of Being Earnest. The three plays look at very different aspects of life and comedy, each through its own fabulous Fun House mirror distortion. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, GOOD PEOPLE, IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Asolo Repertory Theatre announced its 2014-2015 season and the third season of its ambitious five-year American Character Project, an in-depth exploration of the soul of this country's people, past and present. Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Director/Asolo Rep Associate Artistic Director Rep Greg Leaming presented both season line-ups to more than 350 patrons in Asolo Rep's Mertz Theatre. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Announces Lineup for 2013 East Village Theater Festival, 4/15-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse, OBIE Award winner, presents the fourth annual East Village Theater Festival, a three-week celebration of the ever-vital life and lore of the East Village. The festival features four different evenings of new plays and solo-performances, as well as the work of local artists, and a panel discussion on the neighborhood's changing identity. (more...)

THE HERO Comes to the Metropolitan Playhouse, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--revives The Hero, by Gilbert Emery. Directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street. Previews begin tonight, March 1, with an opening slated for March 8. The show runs through March 30, 2014. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse to Present THE UGLY DUCKLING, 7/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

The 'invaluable' and 'indispensable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a ballet for the whole family - The Ugly Duckling, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Choreographed by Rachael Kosch at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street. (more...)

Iris String Quartet Plays Metropolitan Playhouse June 25, 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse will present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Cronicles) Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Bach, Debussy, Handel, Ravel and contemporary American composers. (more...)

First Ever Complete Recording of KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2011

Seventy-three years after its Broadway premiere, Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's Knickerbocker Holiday can finally be heard in its first full recording, released on CD by Ghostlight Records on June 28, 2011. (more...)

Iris String Quartet Performs at the Metropolitan Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse presents the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Barber, Beethoven, Ravel and contemporary American composers tonight, June 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B, New York City. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Nilo Cruz's SOTTO VOCE Added to Asolo Rep's 14-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Asolo Rep's 2014-2015 season Historic Asolo Theater production will be Pulitzer and Greenfield Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's lyrical new play, Sotto Voce. This exquisitely observed metaphysical romance will be co-directed by Asolo Rep's Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and playwright Nilo Cruz, who crafted the Spanish translation for Hamlet, Prince of Cuba at Asolo Rep in 2012. Sotto Voce, which had its world premiere at the Theater for the New City in February 2014, opens Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Historic Asolo Theater and runs through Sunday, April 26, with previews on Tuesday, March 31 andWednesday, April 1. The title of this celebrated new work is an Italian musical term that means to speak in a soft manner with purpose. (more...)

New Book Raps Summary of Shakespeare Literature
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

When Mr. Z was a kid, he read CliffNotes whenever he had a hard time with Shakespeare. When he became a teacher himself, he had his fifth-grade students write rap lyrics to study South America. Results- their grades went through the roof. Now, he's taken his idea to English literature: It's CliffNotes marries rap with Shakespeare. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Receives Victorian Society Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Metropolitan Playhouse was honored Wednesday night, June 11th, by the Victorian Society New York with an Award for Outstanding Performance Arts Group, in recognition of the company's work 'contributing to the understanding, appreciation and preservation of nineteenth-century heritage in the New York City area.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Michigan Shakespeare Festival's ROMEO & JULIET
by Cassandra Chance - Jul 21, 2010

Romeo & Juliet may be the most famous love story in the English language, but produced by the Michigan Shakespeare Festival and Directed by Janice L. Blixt, deeper relationships are explored. Love in many forms, from volatile Capulet hurting the one he holds most dear, to the defense of a friend at the cost of one‘s own life, to the bumbling affections of a nurse for her ward, can be seen in the interactions of all involved in Verona's ancient feud. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CapFringe13 - Faction of Fools Brings Playful Spirit to A COMMEDIA ROMEO AND JULIET
by Jeffrey Walker - Jul 15, 2013

Capital Fringe 2013 welcomes Faction of Fools for an enjoyable hour-long adaptation of Shakespeare's love-struck tragedy. Presented by Washington's award-winning Commedia dell'Arte theatre company, A COMMEDIA ROMEO AND JULIET is a grand showcase of the troupe's specialty. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse to Present THE UGLY DUCKLING, 7/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

The 'invaluable' and 'indispensable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a ballet for the whole family - The Ugly Duckling, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Choreographed by Rachael Kosch at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents THE UGLY DUCKLING, Now thru 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

The 'invaluable' and 'indispensable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a ballet for the whole family - The Ugly Duckling, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Choreographed by Rachael Kosch at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street. (more...)

Resonance Ensemble Presents R.U.R. and THE TRUTH QUOTIENT, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Resonance Ensemble has announced the cast for their 10th anniversary season "Connecting Circuits" featuring two shows in rep, a classic play and new play with resonating themes. This season includes the classic 1920 play R.U.R. by Karel ?apek, adapted by Lee Eric Shackleford, directed by Valentina Fratti in rep with THE TRUTH QUOTIENT, by award-winning playwright Richard Manley, directed By Eric Parness. The season will run tonight, January 9 - February 2, 2013 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42 Street). (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents 8 New Works and More in Founders Festival, 1/14-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse, Obie Award winner for exploring American culture through theater, hosts The Founder's Festival, the theater's eighth annual Living Literature Festival of performances inspired by the lives and works of the individuals who helped to shape America. The Festival is a collection of eight new works by artists and companies from near and far taking their inspiration from the Founding Father's public and private lives. Each new work is presented four times over the festival. (Project descriptions and schedule follow.) Several evenings will be complemented by readings of salient documents. (more...)

Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson Collaborations Celebrated in New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

Kurt Weill's stage collaborations with Maxwell Anderson are being celebrated in New York this winter with rare back-to-back productions of "Knickerbocker Holiday" and "Lost in the Stars." (more...)

Photo Flash: Wild Root's GLORIA Staged Reading with Dick Latessa, Zach Grenier & Genevieve Angelson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The Wild Root Company, a new production endeavor committed to developing and presenting new works of theatre and film from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, presented a successful one-night-only benefit reading of Gloria, a brand new screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Beautiful and Damned at The Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons on Monday January 6, 2014. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents 8 New Works and More in Founders Festival, Now thru 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse, Obie Award winner for exploring American culture through theater, hosts The Founder's Festival, the theater's eighth annual Living Literature Festival of performances inspired by the lives and works of the individuals who helped to shape America. The Festival is a collection of eight new works by artists and companies from near and far taking their inspiration from the Founding Father's public and private lives. Each new work is presented four times over the festival. (Project descriptions and schedule follow.) Several evenings will be complemented by readings of salient documents. (more...)

Iris String Quartet Comes to Metropolitan Playhouse in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse will present Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Brahms, Gershwin and contemporary American composers. (more...)

THE DETOUR Will Run 2/24-3/24 at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of The Detour, by Owen Davis. Directed by Laura Livingston (The Jazz Singer) at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street. (more...)

Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson Collaborations Celebrated in New York
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

Kurt Weill's stage collaborations with Maxwell Anderson are being celebrated in New York this winter with rare back-to-back productions of "Knickerbocker Holiday" and "Lost in the Stars." (more...)

THE HERO Comes to the Metropolitan Playhouse, 3/1-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--revives The Hero, by Gilbert Emery. Directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street. Previews begin March 1, with an opening slated for March 8. The show runs through March 30, 2014. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse to Present Iris String Quartet, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse presents the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Brahms, Gershwin and contemporary American composers on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B, New York City. (more...)

Iris String Quartet Comes to Metropolitan Playhouse, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse will present the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Brahms, Gershwin and contemporary American composers on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street between Avenues A and B, New York City. (more...)

Cast Announced for Resonance Ensemble's R.U.R. and THE TRUTH QUOTIENT, Jan-Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Resonance Ensemble has announced the cast for their 10th anniversary season "Connecting Circuits" featuring two shows in rep, a classic play and new play with resonating themes. This season includes the classic 1920 play R.U.R. by Karel ?apek, adapted by Lee Eric Shackleford, directed by Valentina Fratti in rep with THE TRUTH QUOTIENT, by award-winning playwright Richard Manley, directed By Eric Parness. The season will run from January 9 - February 2, 2013 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42 Street). (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Founders Festival to Present YOUR COLONEL, Beginning 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2012

The world premiere of YOUR COLONEL, presented as a part of the Metropolitan Playhouse Founders festival, begins January 18, 2013 at the Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse's Gilded Stage Festival to Run 1/13-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse, Obie Award winner for exploring American culture through theater, hosts The Gilded Stage Festival, the theater's ninth annual Living Literature Festival of performances inspired by the lives and works of American writers and creators. The Festival is a collection of nine new works by artists and companies from near and far, taking their inspiration from the writings, causes, and lives that defined The Gilded Age. (Project descriptions and schedule follow.) (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents 8 New Works and More in Founders Festival, 1/14-27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2012

Metropolitan Playhouse, Obie Award winner for exploring American culture through theater, hosts The Founder's Festival, the theater's eighth annual Living Literature Festival of performances inspired by the lives and works of the individuals who helped to shape America. The Festival is a collection of eight new works by artists and companies from near and far taking their inspiration from the Founding Father's public and private lives. Each new work is presented four times over the festival. (Project descriptions and schedule follow.) Several evenings will be complemented by readings of salient documents. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Produces First Revival of Owen Davis's ICEBOUND, 9/19 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives Icebound, the 1923 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in drama by Owen Davis. Directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street. Previews begin 9/19/14 with an official opening on 9/26/14. The run will end on 10/19/2014. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Announces BOTH YOUR HOUSES, Opening 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

Tickets are $25 general; $20 students/seniors; $10 children, and may be purchased at www.metropolitanplayhouse.org/tickets or 212 995 5302. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse to Present Rachel Crothers' A MAN'S WORLD, 9/14-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of A Man's World, by Rachel Crothers, from September 14 - October 13, 2013. Directed by Michael Hardart at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street. (more...)

The 5th Annual East Village Theater Festival Presents 12 New Works, 4/14-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

OBIE Award winner and 'indispensable East Village institution'? (nytheatre.com) Metropolitan Playhouse, presents the fifth annual East Village Theater Festival, a three-week celebration of the ever-vital life and lore of the East Village. The festival features four different evenings of new plays and solo-performances, as well as the work of local artists, and a panel discussion on the neighborhood's changing identity. (more...)

Iris String Quartet to Play Metropolitan Playhouse, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Metropolitan Playhouse will present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Chronicles) Iris String Quartet in a concert of masterworks by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Kosch. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Kicks Off 2013 East Village Theater Festival, Now thru 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse, OBIE Award winner, presents the fourth annual East Village Theater Festival, a three-week celebration of the ever-vital life and lore of the East Village. The festival features four different evenings of new plays and solo-performances, as well as the work of local artists, and a panel discussion on the neighborhood's changing identity. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

Just in - NEXT TO NORMAL has one the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! As per the official Pulitzer's web site: For a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000). (more...)

2010 Pulitzer Prizewinners to Be Announced Today at 3pm
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

The 2010 Pulitzer Prizewinners and Nominated Finalists in all categories will be announced on April 12, 2010 at 3 p.m. Eastern daylight time. Finalists are not announced in advance. The 2010 Prizes are awarded for work published, produced or premiered in 2009. (more...)

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