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45th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
354 W. 45th St.

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Tuesdays through Sundays at 8:00pm
Wednesdays & Saturdays at 2:00pm

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High energy, honest, and unforgettable, BROKE WIDE OPEN is a poetic and orchestral unveiling of truth with Rock WILK as both maestro and menace. In BROKE WIDE OPEN, Rock WILK, fostered three times and finally adopted as a baby, takes us on a journey where he recounts and relives life changing consequences and decisions. Like martyr, like savior, like rebel without pause, Rock WILK is insistently fighting to enlighten and protect anyone and everyone in his path. A force, a hurricane, a cyclone of well intentioned chaos, Rock WILK is a tempest of love; he is valor and destruction all wrapped up into one. Testing the limits of every relationship in his life, Rock WILK's journey to explore cause, and find home, becomes both incessant and reluctant. Emotionally gripping and spiritually giving, BROKE WIDE OPEN is also hopeful with pockets of laugh out-loud, comedic revelation. Rock WILK's transgressions and triumphs throughout BROKE WIDE OPEN inspire unsolicited introspection; like a mirror and milestone, this theater piece compels many to face themselves and transcend to that which they are open and willing


Rain Pryor Produces Rock Wilk's BROKE WIDE OPEN Off-Broadway, Opening Tonight, Nov 9Rain Pryor Produces Rock Wilk's BROKE WIDE OPEN Off-Broadway, Opening Tonight, Nov 9
by BWW News Desk - November 9, 2012

Rain Pryor, actress, singer, comedian, director and author of Jokes My Father Never Taught Me, Life Love and Loss with Richard Pryor, has signed on as lead producer of Broke Wide Open. The off-broadway production stars spoken-word artist Rock WILK, who has turned the emotionally-charged search for his biological mother into an autobiographical solo play, punctuated by his own hip-hop compositions. Broke Wide Open is also presented by '500 Names," a grass-roots social media and fundraising effort for the New York City premiere. The show opens tonight, November 9th at The 45th Street Theatre (354 West 45th Street; Tuesday through Sunday at 8pm; Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 2pm). (more...)

BROKE WIDE OPEN Resumes Performances TomorrowBROKE WIDE OPEN Resumes Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2012

Rain Pryor, actress, singer, comedian, director and author of Jokes My Father Never Taught Me, Life Love and Loss with Richard Pryor, has signed on as lead producer of Broke Wide Open. The off-broadway production stars spoken-word artist Rock WILK, who has turned the emotionally-charged search for his biological mother into an autobiographical solo play, punctuated by his own hip-hop compositions. (more...)

Rain Pryor Produces Rock Wilk's BROKE WIDE OPEN Off-Broadway, Opening Nov 9Rain Pryor Produces Rock Wilk's BROKE WIDE OPEN Off-Broadway, Opening Nov 9
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2012

Rain Pryor, actress, singer, comedian, director and author of Jokes My Father Never Taught Me, Life Love and Loss with Richard Pryor, has signed on as lead producer of Broke Wide Open. The off-broadway production stars spoken-word artist Rock WILK, who has turned the emotionally-charged search for his biological mother into an autobiographical solo play, punctuated by his own hip-hop compositions. Broke Wide Open is also presented by '500 Names," a grass-roots social media and fundraising effort for the New York City premiere. The show is currently in previews with an official opening date of Friday, November 9th at The 45th Street Theatre (354 West 45th Street; Tuesday through Sunday at 8pm; Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 2pm). (more...)

BROKE WIDE OPEN Opens Off-Broadway Tonight, 10/11BROKE WIDE OPEN Opens Off-Broadway Tonight, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

Alexis Marnel and Artists Collective for Social Change present the New York Off-Broadway premiere of Rock WILK's Broke Wide Open, a theatrical love letter to his hometown, New York City, and the story of his adoption, his fostering, and his complex search for his biological mother. Directed by Stephen Bishop Seely ("8 Million Protagonists") preview performances of Broke Wide Open begin October 6th prior to an official press opening of tonight, October 11th at The 45th Street Theatre (354 West 45th Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Rain Pryor Joins Producing Team of BROKE WIDE OPEN; Show Will Continue as ScheduledRain Pryor Joins Producing Team of BROKE WIDE OPEN; Show Will Continue as Scheduled
by BWW News Desk - October 9, 2012

Rain Pryor, currently starring in her own critically acclaimed autobiographical solo show "Fried Chicken and Latkes," along with "500 Names," a grass-roots social media and fundraising effort have taken over as lead producers of the New York premiere of Rock WILK'sBroke Wide Open. Directed by Stephen Bishop Seely ("8 Million Protagonists"), Broke Wide Open, which is currently in previews, will officially open Off-Broadway on Thursday, October 11th at The 45th Street Theatre (354 West 45th Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

BROKE WIDE OPEN Opens Off-Broadway, 10/11BROKE WIDE OPEN Opens Off-Broadway, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2012

Alexis Marnel and Artists Collective for Social Change present the New York Off-Broadway premiere of Rock WILK's Broke Wide Open, a theatrical love letter to his hometown, New York City, and the story of his adoption, his fostering, and his complex search for his biological mother. Directed by Stephen Bishop Seely ("8 Million Protagonists") preview performances of Broke Wide Open begin October 6th prior to an official press opening of Thursday, October 11th at The 45th Street Theatre (354 West 45th Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

 
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