Let Me Down Easy
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Second Stage Theatre (New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
New York, NY
Running Time
1 hour and 35 minutes
Schedule
Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm
Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm
Sunday at 3pm
Price
$60-$74
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"The most exciting individual in American theatre" (Newsweek) Anna Deavere Smith ("Nurse Jackie", Twilight: Los Angeles, Fires in the Mirror) explores the power of the body, the price of health, and the resilience of the spirit. With Ms. Smith's trademark journalistic precision, Let Me Down Easy features first person accounts from a wide variety of sources, including Lance Armstrong and former Texas governor Ann Richards.

Alec Baldwin, Anna Deavere Smith, Tony Kushner and More Set for Public Theater's Public Forum 'Duet' Discussions, Oct-Dec 2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

The Public Theater's $40 million revitalization of its downtown home at Astor Place will be unveiled October 4 and celebrated through a series of events designed to engage the entire New York community and marking a rededication to its founding principles. The Public Forum - the Company's celebrated new series of lectures, debates, and discussions will mark the rededication with a special series of "Duet" programs, pairing an artist who has been important to the life of The Public and a leading voice from outside the world of theater. (more...)

Adam Gwon Honored with Second Stage Theatre's Donna Perret Rosen Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Continuing its commitment to nurturing and producing the next generation of musical theatre artists, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has awarded its first annual Donna Perret Rosen Award for excellence in musical theatre to composer/lyricist Adam Gwon. The $10,000 award was established at the off-Broadway company's 2011 gala to honor Second Stage Theatre trustee Donna Perret Rosen in recognition of her long-standing commitment to young artists and new works. The award was chosen by Tony Award winners James Lapine, Susan Stroman, and Jack Viertel. (more...)

Marin Ireland Stars in Yale Rep and A.R.T.'s MARIE ANTOINETTE; Casting Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2012

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with American Repertory Theater, presents the world premiere of Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Marie Antoinette will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) October 26 through November 17. Opening Night is Thursday, November 1. The cast includes Fred Arsenault, Hannah Cabell, David Greenspan, Marin Ireland, Vin Knight, Jo Lampert, Polly Lee, Steven Rattazzi, Jake Silbermann, Teale Sperling, Brian Wiles, and Ashton Woerz. (more...)

BalconyTV and Time Out NY to host CMJ Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

BalconyTV, the wildly popular online music network that features bands performing unplugged on balconies across the world, will present an official CMJ kickoff show in partnership with Time Out New York at The Studio at Webster Hall. (more...)

Tickets Available Now for Third United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012

United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, doubled in size in the past three years. During the upcoming six?week run between October 11 and November 18, a variety of one hundred solo shows will perform at Theatre ROW on 42nd Street in New York. Performers come from all over the world, bringing stories in which they explore global and local issues, address universal dilemmas, and adapt classical literature in shows like "Medea's Got Some Issues," "The Picture of Dorian Gray," and "Vonnegut, Vonnegut." (more...)

UNCLE VANYA, 'LIFE AND TIMES' and More Headline Soho Rep's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

Soho Rep has announced its fall-winter 2012-13 mainstage productions on the heels of its twice-extended, immensely acclaimed world premiere of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, adapted by Annie Baker and directed by Sam Gold. This fall and winter, the 13-time OBIE-winning theater will introduce New York audiences to two more highly anticipated new works, by artists whose careers Soho Rep has nurtured: Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, directed by Eric Ting; and Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic musical serial, Life and Times: Episodes 1-4 a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013. Soho Rep's 2012/13 season is produced in association with John Adrian Selzer. (The theater will announce its spring production later this fall.) (more...)

Marin Ireland Stars in Yale Rep and A.R.T.'s MARIE ANTOINETTE; Casting Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with American Repertory Theater, presents the world premiere of Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Marie Antoinette will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) October 26 through November 17. Opening Night is Thursday, November 1. The cast includes Fred Arsenault, Hannah Cabell, David Greenspan, Marin Ireland, Vin Knight, Jo Lampert, Polly Lee, Steven Rattazzi, Jake Silbermann, Teale Sperling, Brian Wiles, and Ashton Woerz. (more...)

BalconyTV Premieres Boxer Rebellion on USA Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Two new videos from BalconyTV, the wildly popular online music network that features bands performing unplugged on balconies across the world, are premiering on USA Today and Beats Per Minute. (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine & More Join Soho Rep's WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION…; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

Soho Rep is pleased to present the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, directed by Eric Ting. The 13-time OBIE-winning theater presents We Are Proud to Present a Presentation…,in association with John Adrian Selzer, from November 7 to December 2, 2012. Soho Rep will also offer FEED companion programming throughout the run; see details below. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Anna Deavere Smith, Tony Kushner and More Set for Public Theater's Public Forum 'Duet' Discussions, Oct-Dec 2012
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012

The Public Theater's $40 million revitalization of its downtown home at Astor Place will be unveiled October 4 and celebrated through a series of events designed to engage the entire New York community and marking a rededication to its founding principles. The Public Forum - the Company's celebrated new series of lectures, debates, and discussions will mark the rededication with a special series of "Duet" programs, pairing an artist who has been important to the life of The Public and a leading voice from outside the world of theater. (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine & More Join Soho Rep's WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION..., Now thru 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2012

Soho Rep presents the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, directed by Eric Ting. The 13-time OBIE-winning theater presents We Are Proud to Present a Presentation…,in association with John Adrian Selzer, from tonight, November 7 to December 2, 2012. Soho Rep will also offer FEED companion programming throughout the run; see details below. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA, 'LIFE AND TIMES' and More Headline Soho Rep's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

Soho Rep has announced its fall-winter 2012-13 mainstage productions on the heels of its twice-extended, immensely acclaimed world premiere of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, adapted by Annie Baker and directed by Sam Gold. This fall and winter, the 13-time OBIE-winning theater will introduce New York audiences to two more highly anticipated new works, by artists whose careers Soho Rep has nurtured: Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, directed by Eric Ting; and Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic musical serial, Life and Times: Episodes 1-4 a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013. Soho Rep's 2012/13 season is produced in association with John Adrian Selzer. (The theater will announce its spring production later this fall.) (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Anna Deavere Smith, Tony Kushner and More Set for Public Theater's Public Forum 'Duet' Discussions, Oct-Dec 2012
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2012

The Public Theater's $40 million revitalization of its downtown home at Astor Place will be unveiled October 4 and celebrated through a series of events designed to engage the entire New York community and marking a rededication to its founding principles. The Public Forum - the Company's celebrated new series of lectures, debates, and discussions will mark the rededication with a special series of "Duet" programs, pairing an artist who has been important to the life of The Public and a leading voice from outside the world of theater. (more...)

Barbra Streisand's BACK TO BROOKLYN Concert, to Air Tonight as Part of PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

The 2013 PBS Arts Fall Festival returned this fall with seven weekly programs that highlight Broadway classics, music from around the country, and legendary superstar Barbra Streisand. (more...)

Jimmy Davis, Lucy Owen and More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's CLYBOURNE PARK, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre concludes its 2012-13 season with Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting. The play will take place on The Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage from tonight, May 8, 2013 through June 2, 2013. (more...)

Bettye LaVette Plays the Colonial, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

Bettye LaVette arrives at The Colonial Theatre on May 26 at 8pm. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Direct THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Second Stage in Spring 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that Jason Robert Brown's musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS has been added to the company's upcoming 2012-2013 season. The musical, which has not been seen in New York City since its brief off-Broadway run over ten years ago, will be directed by Mr. Brown. (more...)

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Begins at Milwaukee Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, proving music wasn't just a man's world anymore. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates 'a compelling portrait of an artist' (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals. One Night With Janis Joplin is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends and it runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from tonight, May 3 - June 2, 2013 and opens on Monday, May 6, 2013. Packed with classic songs ('Piece Of My Heart,' 'Summertime,' 'Mercedes Benz'), One Night With Janis Joplin also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis - like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends WE ARE PROUD… thru Dec 16; Tickets on Sale for LIFE AND TIMES; 'WALT DISNEY' to Run 4/30-5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

Soho Rep has again extended the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation …, directed by Eric Ting, this time to December 16. Tickets to the American premiere of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic serial Life and Times: Episodes 1-4-a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013-are now on sale. And Soho Rep announces the production that will conclude its 2012-13 season: the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, directed by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson (April 30 - May 26, 2013). (more...)

'Partners in Preservation' Selects Helen Hayes Theatre's Second Stage as Finalist; Public Vote thru 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director and Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has been chosen as one of the 40 finalists in this year's Partners in Preservation program, which awards up to $250,000 to the cultural institutions that receive the most votes from its supporters. If selected, Second Stage Theatre will use the grant money to restore the facade of the company's future home, the 100-year old Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. The finalists were presented by celebrity guest Katharine McPhee of NBC's hit "Smash" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, April 26. Second Stage at the Helen Hayes Theatre is the only Broadway theatre selected as a finalist. (more...)

MODERN TERRORISM, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Included in Second Stage's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Following an acclaimed season which included the world premiere of Paul Weitz's Lonely, I'm Not and a critically lauded second staging of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winner, How I Learned To Drive, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced two of the four mainstage productions in the company's upcoming 34th season. For subscription or ticket information, please call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visit the company's website, www.2ST.com. All productions are staged at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street (just west of Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Carnegie Hall Welcomes Bettye LaVette to Zankel Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Award-winning rhythm and blues singer Bettye LaVette performs songs from her 50 year career, including selections from her latest album, Thankful N' Thoughtful, tonight, March 21 at 10:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall. (more...)

A COFFIN IN EGYPT, Starring Frederica von Stade, Comes to the Wallis, 4/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the West Coast premiere of A Coffin in Egypt, a new chamber opera in one act, based on the play, A Coffin in Egypt by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote, for three performances only April 23, 25 and 27 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. A Coffin in Egypt stars mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, one of opera's most beloved figures, whose formidable bravura has won her wide acclaim. Ricky Ian Gordon, the composer, has also composed The Grapes of Wrath, Rappahannock County, and Orpheus and Euridice. Leonard Foglia, librettist and director, directed Master Class on Broadway and Jake Heggie's Opera Last Acts. (more...)

Three World Premieres, Including THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner, Set for MTC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced three world premiere productions for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2014-2015 theatrical season. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES Receives Special Encore Presentation on Great Performances, 6/29
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

With the recent passing of Rodney King and in the 20th anniversary year of the Los Angeles riots, Great Performances brings Smith's dramatic work back to public television viewers across America when it presents an encore presentation of Marc Levin's film adaptation of Twilight: Los Angeles, Friday, June 29 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings). The telecast follows the season premiere of the PBS Arts Summer Festival also hosted by Smith. (more...)

Ole Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Clare Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

Ole has concluded a worldwide co-publishing deal of the existing catalog and future songs written by singer/songwriter Clare Reynolds. The deal includes both of Reynolds' released albums: INSIDE MY HEAD and COLOUR MY HEART. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Set for UChicago and the Harris Theater in ON GRACE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 21, the University of Chicago and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance will present On Grace, a work-in-progress staged performance conceived and created by renowned actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith, in collaboration with cellist Joshua Roman. The performance will be directed by Leonard Foglia. The event is the culmination of Smith's 2014 Presidential Arts Fellowship at UChicago and the first formal collaborative arts partnership between UChicago and Harris Theater. (more...)

An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith Comes to the Eccles Stage, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

MacArthur "genius" and Obie-winning, actress-playwright-professor, Anna Deavere Smith, transforms herself into a cast of colorful, intriguing characters on The Eccles stage, Saturday, January 12. "An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith" features a selection of poignant, hilarious and heart-wrenching pieces from Smith's award-winning, one-woman shows. The theatrical tour-de-force begins at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Welcome Bettye LaVette to Zankel Hall, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Award-winning rhythm and blues singer Bettye LaVette performs songs from her 50 year career, including selections from her latest album, Thankful N' Thoughtful, on Friday, March 21 at 10:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benjamin Walker, Andy Mientus & More at Second Stage's Bowling Classic- Part One
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2013

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic last night, February 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out the first part of photo coverage below. CLICK HERE to check out part 2! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bill Pullman, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More at Second Stage's Bowling Classic- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2013

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic last night, February 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out the second part of photo coverage below. CLICK HERE to check out part 1! (more...)

Dave Malloy, John Leguizamo & More Receive Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 18 projects from more than 30 innovative artists for its third Summer Residency Lab. This June, as part of an extraordinary laboratory for collaboration, some of the nation's most prominent and promising writers, directors, and composers will unite at the Theatre's campus in West Berkeley for an intense four-week period to live, dine, and create new plays together. Dozens more local and out-of-town actors and directors will join The Ground Floor process, bringing the number of artists involved close to 100. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Kicks Off Philadelphia Theatre's PTC@Play Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company's PTC@Play Festival of new work will host a special onstage conversation with PTC's artist-in-residence playwright/performer ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, and two evenings of staged readings by the winners of the Terrence McNally New Play Award, playwrights BILL CAIN and A. ZELL WILLIAMS, all at PTC's home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre at Broad and Lombard Streets. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre's PTC@Play Festival, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company's PTC@Play Festival of new work will host a special onstage conversation with PTC's artist-in-residence playwright/performer ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, and two evenings of staged readings by the winners of the Terrence McNally New Play Award, playwrights BILL CAIN and A. ZELL WILLIAMS, all at PTC's home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre at Broad and Lombard Streets. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, begins performances tonight, February 11. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends WE ARE PROUD… thru Dec 16; Tickets on Sale for LIFE AND TIMES; 'WALT DISNEY' to Run 4/30-5/26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2012

Soho Rep has again extended the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation …, directed by Eric Ting, this time to December 16. Tickets to the American premiere of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic serial Life and Times: Episodes 1-4-a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013-are now on sale. And Soho Rep announces the production that will conclude its 2012-13 season: the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, directed by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson (April 30 - May 26, 2013). (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Set for UChicago and the Harris Theater in ON GRACE, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the University of Chicago and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance will present On Grace, a work-in-progress staged performance conceived and created by renowned actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith, in collaboration with cellist Joshua Roman. The performance will be directed by Leonard Foglia. The event is the culmination of Smith's 2014 Presidential Arts Fellowship at UChicago and the first formal collaborative arts partnership between UChicago and Harris Theater. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Nelson Gonzalez Joins Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Grammy Award-nominated musician Nelson Gonzalez has joined the creative team of the upcoming Second Stage Theatre production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Mr. Gonzalez, who is widely considered the master of the Cuban Tres guitar, will oversee the production's musical elements and will lead a live band during performances. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends WE ARE PROUD… thruToday; Tickets on Sale for LIFE AND TIMES; 'WALT DISNEY' to Run 4/30-5/26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2012

Soho Rep has again extended the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation …, directed by Eric Ting, this time to December 16. Tickets to the American premiere of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic serial Life and Times: Episodes 1-4-a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013-are now on sale. And Soho Rep announces the production that will conclude its 2012-13 season: the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, directed by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson (April 30 - May 26, 2013). (more...)

Barbra Streisand's BACK TO BROOKLYN Concert, Encores of OKLAHOMA!, COMPANY & More to Air as a Part of PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

The 2013 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in October with seven weekly programs that highlight Broadway classics, music from around the country, and legendary superstar Barbra Streisand. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Tony Kushner, and More Set for Public Theater Rededication Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

The Public Theater's $40 million revitalization of its downtown home at Astor Place will be unveiled October 4, 2012 and celebrated through a series of events designed to engage the entire New York community and marking a rededication to its founding principles. A physical expression of the Company's core mission of sparking dialogues, fostering artistic development and experimentation and increasing public accessibility, the revitalization project opens up the landmark building to the street and community, and transforms the lobby into a public piazza for artists, students and audiences. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES Receives Encore Presentation on PBS' Great Performances, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

With the recent passing of Rodney King and in the 20th anniversary year of the Los Angeles riots, Great Performances brings Smith's remarkable dramatic work back to public television viewers across America when it presents an encore presentation of Marc Levin's film adaptation of Twilight: Los Angeles, tonight, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES Receives Encore Presentation on PBS' Great Performances, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2012

With the recent passing of Rodney King and in the 20th anniversary year of the Los Angeles riots, Great Performances brings Smith's remarkable dramatic work back to public television viewers across America when it presents an encore presentation of Marc Levin's film adaptation of Twilight: Los Angeles, Friday, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Develops New Work by Anna Deavere Smith With Knight Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Philadelphia Theatre Company will host a residency for Anna Deavere Smith leading to the creation of her new work, The Pipeline Project thanks to a generous gift from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. The Knight Arts Challenge funds innovative projects that engage and enrich Philadelphia's communities. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends WE ARE PROUD… thru Dec 16; Tickets on Sale for LIFE AND TIMES; 'WALT DISNEY' to Run 4/30-5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Soho Rep has again extended the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation …, directed by Eric Ting, this time to December 16. Tickets to the American premiere of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's epic serial Life and Times: Episodes 1-4-a Soho Rep production presented by The Public Theater as a special engagement of the Under the Radar Festival 2013-are now on sale. And Soho Rep announces the production that will conclude its 2012-13 season: the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, directed by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson (April 30 - May 26, 2013). (more...)

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Begin at Milwaukee Rep, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, proving music wasn't just a man's world anymore. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates 'a compelling portrait of an artist' (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals. One Night With Janis Joplin is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends and it runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from May 3 - June 2, 2013 and opens on Monday, May 6, 2013. Packed with classic songs ('Piece Of My Heart,' 'Summertime,' 'Mercedes Benz'), One Night With Janis Joplin also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis - like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. (more...)

'Partners in Preservation' Selects Helen Hayes Theatre's Second Stage as Finalist; Public Vote thru 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director and Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has been chosen as one of the 40 finalists in this year's Partners in Preservation program, which awards up to $250,000 to the cultural institutions that receive the most votes from its supporters. If selected, Second Stage Theatre will use the grant money to restore the facade of the company's future home, the 100-year old Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. The finalists were presented by celebrity guest Katharine McPhee of NBC's hit "Smash" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, April 26. Second Stage at the Helen Hayes Theatre is the only Broadway theatre selected as a finalist. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith and A.M. Homes Set for RISKY TALKING #2 at SLAM, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

On May 2nd, Flanders & Streb are convening Risky Talking #2: What Is A Risky Truth? Acclaimed novelist A.M. Homes and actress/dramatist Anna Deavere Smith will join action architect Elizabeth Streb and author/journalist Laura Flanders for more. Hear what they think, say what you think and watch out for the unique action moment created by the Streb team. The action and the conversation resume on Friday May 2nd from 7 to 9 pm. Admission is $10 or $20-you decide. There's even food! (more...)

Jimmy Davis, Lucy Owen and More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's CLYBOURNE PARK; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre concludes its 2012-13 season with Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting. The play will take place on The Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage from May 8, 2013 through June 2, 2013. (more...)

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