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HENRY V and SEED Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

Under new leadership, The Classical Theatre of Harlem is proud to present two gripping world premiere productions that mark the Company's return to full-scale works. From August 5 - September 4, The Classical Theatre of Harlem will present Shakespeare's great history play, Henry V, in a new staging directed by Jenny Bennett that features OBIE award-winner Ty Jones in the title role. An acclaimed veteran of the Company and driving force behind its survival, Jones heads a cast of 15 in a raw, timeless production. His interpretation of King Henry V not only highlights the character's charisma and inspirational power to lead, but also his heroic faults and morally questionable tactics. (more...)

HENRY V and SEED Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2011

Under new leadership, The Classical Theatre of Harlem is proud to present two gripping world premiere productions that mark the Company's return to full-scale works. From August 5 - September 4, The Classical Theatre of Harlem will present Shakespeare's great history play, Henry V, in a new staging directed by Jenny Bennett that features OBIE award-winner Ty Jones in the title role. An acclaimed veteran of the Company and driving force behind its survival, Jones heads a cast of 15 in a raw, timeless production. His interpretation of King Henry V not only highlights the character's charisma and inspirational power to lead, but also his heroic faults and morally questionable tactics. (more...)

Artist Izhar Patkin Speaks at The Jewish Museum Today, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

In conjunction with the new exhibition, Izhar Patkin: The Messiah's glAss, The Jewish Museum is presenting four programs in September and October. Artist Izhar Patkin will speak about his work, currently on view in Izhar Patkin: The Messiah's glAss. (more...)

Artist Izhar Patkin Speaks At The Jewish Museum, 09/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

In conjunction with the new exhibition, Izhar Patkin: The Messiah's glAss, The Jewish Museum is presenting four programs in September and October. Artist Izhar Patkin will speak about his work, currently on view in Izhar Patkin: The Messiah's glAss. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Inaugurates New Exhibition Series with 'Izhar Patkin: The Messiah's glAss,' Beginning 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2012

Beginning September 14, 2012, The Jewish Museum will present Izhar Patkin: The Messiah's glAss, a new exhibition by celebrated New York-based, Israeli born artist, Izhar Patkin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dog Run Rep Presents The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2010

DOG RUN REP is presenting the world premiere of The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller, a new play by Jeff Cohen based on the short story by Christopher Stokes, directed by Alfred Preisser. (more...)

HENRY V and SEED Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2011

Under new leadership, The Classical Theatre of Harlem is proud to present two gripping world premiere productions that mark the Company's return to full-scale works. From August 5 - September 4, The Classical Theatre of Harlem will present Shakespeare's great history play, Henry V, in a new staging directed by Jenny Bennett that features OBIE award-winner Ty Jones in the title role. An acclaimed veteran of the Company and driving force behind its survival, Jones heads a cast of 15 in a raw, timeless production. His interpretation of King Henry V not only highlights the character's charisma and inspirational power to lead, but also his heroic faults and morally questionable tactics. (more...)

J Bernard Calloway, Mario Cantone Lead SELLING OUT Private Reading 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2010

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR "SELLING OUT"The reading of SELLING OUT by J Kyle Manzay is by invitation only (more...)

J Bernard Calloway, Mario Cantone Lead SELLING OUT Private Reading 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2010

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR "SELLING OUT"The reading of SELLING OUT by J Kyle Manzay is by invitation only (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's FUTURE CLASSICS Begins 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2008

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH), in partnership with the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has announced the first three readings in their new play development series called 'Future Classics.' (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2008

Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is pleased to announce their 10th Anniversary Season, beginning with a free outdoor version of their acclaimed production of Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death. The season continues with Anton Chekhov's classic Three Sisters, Supreme Jealous Divine, an adaptation of Molière's classic Tartuffe, and Paul Carter Harrison's 1974 play The Great MacDaddy. (more...)

Pace University & the Dept of Performing Arts Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010

Pace University's Original Staged Adaptation of Dickens' Timeless Classic "A Christmas Carol" is Filled with Music, Dance, Larger than Life Puppets and Holiday Spirit (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present Reading of STEPCHILD; Smith Replaces DeShields
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2008

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH), in partnership with The Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will present a reading of a new work, STEPCHILD: Frederick Douglass & Abraham Lincoln. The reading is part of their new play development series called 'Future Classics.' (more...)

Khalil Kain, J. Kyle Manzay Set for THE GREAT MACDADDY at 777 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

Korner Theatricals in association with the Negro Ensemble Company, Freedome Bailey and the Hip Hop Theater Festival have announced that TV and film veteran Khalil Kain and Obie award-winning actor and producer J. Kyle Manzay are joining to play the roles of Scag and The Great MacDaddy in the first major revival in 35 years of the Obie award-winning play THE GREAT MACDADDY. Award-winning director Alfred Preisser helms the production, which opens November 29th at 8:00 PM. The Great MacDaddy is the first production at the new 777 Theater in the Broadway theatre district, at 777 Eighth Avenue in New York City. Further casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Bids Farewell To Their Founders
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2009

After founding the Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and serving as the company's Artistic Director and Executive Director for the past eleven seasons respectively, Alfred Preisser and Christopher McElroen will depart the Off-Broadway theatre this November. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present Reading of STEPCHILD; Smith Replaces DeShields
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2008

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH), in partnership with The Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will present a reading of a new work, STEPCHILD: Frederick Douglass & Abraham Lincoln. The reading is part of their new play development series called 'Future Classics.' (more...)

CTH Presents ARCHBISHOP SUPREME TARTUFFE, Begins 6/12 At Clurman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2009

The Classical Theater of Harlem (CTH) will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe by Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner, directed by CTH Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Alfred Preisser. Performances will begin June 12th and run through July 19th only at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Cast Announced For DANCE OF THE SEVEN HEADED MOUSE At The Beckett 6/17-7/25
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2009

Hungry Hill, Ltd, today announced that Joseph Adams, Laura Bonarrigo, Molly Ephraim and Lauren Currie Lewis would comprise the cast of their new production, Dance of the Seven Headed Mouse, a new play by Carole Gaunt, directed by Christopher McElroen. Performances will begin June 17th at The Beckett at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), for a limited engagement through July 25th. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 23rd (7 pm). (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Says He's Intimidated to Work with Al Pacino
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who will be appearing in both THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and THE WINTER'S TALE at Shakespeare in the Park shows this summer at the Delacorte Theatre sat down alongside costar Lily Rabe to discuss the shows and their experiences working on them. (more...)

Holds, Ballard, Dirden et al. Complete ENRON Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2010

The upcoming Broadway production of Lucy Prebble's critically acclaimed play ENRON, directed by Rupert Goold, is proud to welcome actors JORDAN BALLARD (Hairspray), BRANDON J. DIRDEN (Prelude to a Kiss), ANTHONY HOLDS (Spamalot, Pal Joey), TY JONES (Judgment at Nuremberg, Henry IV, Julius Caesar), TOM NELIS (The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Aida), JEFF SKOWRON (The Lion King, High Society), LUSIA STRUS (the upcoming untitled Gus Van Sant project), BEN HARTLEY (Swan Lake, The Little Mermaid) and ELLYN MARIE MARSH to the company. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents Anouilh's ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents Anouilh's ANTIGONE, Previews 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

CTH Presents ARCHBISHOP SUPREME TARTUFFE Running 6/12-7/19 At Clurman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2009

The Classical Theater of Harlem (CTH) presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe by Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner, directed by CTH Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Alfred Preisser. Performances will begin June 12th and run through July 19th only at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Adams, Bonarrigo Set For DANCE OF THE SEVEN HEADED MOUSE 6/17 At The Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2009

Hungry Hill, Ltd proudly invites you to their new production, Dance of the Seven Headed Mouse, a new play by Carole Gaunt, directed by Christopher McElroen. Joseph Adams, Laura Bonarrigo, Molly Ephraim and Lauren Currie Lewis comprise the cast. Performances will begin June 17th at The Beckett at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), for a limited engagement through July 25th. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 23rd (7 pm). (more...)

Cast Announced For DANCE OF THE SEVEN HEADED MOUSE At The Beckett 6/17-7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2009

Hungry Hill, Ltd, today announced that Joseph Adams, Laura Bonarrigo, Molly Ephraim and Lauren Currie Lewis would comprise the cast of their new production, Dance of the Seven Headed Mouse, a new play by Carole Gaunt, directed by Christopher McElroen. Performances will begin June 17th at The Beckett at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), for a limited engagement through July 25th. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 23rd (7 pm). (more...)

Adams, Bonarrigo Set For DANCE OF THE SEVEN HEADED MOUSE 6/17 At The Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2009

Hungry Hill, Ltd proudly invites you to their new production, Dance of the Seven Headed Mouse, a new play by Carole Gaunt, directed by Christopher McElroen. Joseph Adams, Laura Bonarrigo, Molly Ephraim and Lauren Currie Lewis comprise the cast. Performances will begin June 17th at The Beckett at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), for a limited engagement through July 25th. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 23rd (7 pm). (more...)

Dance Of The Seven Headed Mouse With Adams, Ephraim Runs 6/17-7/25 In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2009

Performances will begin June 17th for Dance of the Seven Headed Mouse, a new play by Carole Gaunt, directed by Christopher McElroen, at The Beckett at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), for a limited engagement through July 25th. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 23rd (7 pm). Joseph Adams, Laura Bonarrigo, Molly Ephraim and Lauren Currie Lewis comprise the cast. Hungry Hill, Ltd is presenting. (more...)

CTH Presents ARCHBISHOP SUPREME TARTUFFE, Begins 6/12 At Clurman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2009

The Classical Theater of Harlem (CTH) will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe by Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner, directed by CTH Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Alfred Preisser. Performances will begin June 12th and run through July 19th only at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

CTH Presents ARCHBISHOP SUPREME TARTUFFE Running 6/12-7/19 At Clurman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2009

The Classical Theater of Harlem (CTH) presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe by Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner, directed by CTH Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Alfred Preisser. Performances will begin June 12th and run through July 19th only at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

HENRY V and SEED Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2011

Under new leadership, The Classical Theatre of Harlem is proud to present two gripping world premiere productions that mark the Company's return to full-scale works. From August 5 - September 4, The Classical Theatre of Harlem will present Shakespeare's great history play, Henry V, in a new staging directed by Jenny Bennett that features OBIE award-winner Ty Jones in the title role. An acclaimed veteran of the Company and driving force behind its survival, Jones heads a cast of 15 in a raw, timeless production. His interpretation of King Henry V not only highlights the character's charisma and inspirational power to lead, but also his heroic faults and morally questionable tactics. (more...)

Overtone Industries to Present ICELAND at REDCAT's NOW Festival 2014, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the stage at REDCAT, CalArt's downtown center for contemporary arts, with two other Los Angeles-based arts organizations during the kick-off weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2014 (NOW Festival), Thursday, July 24, through Saturday, July 26, 2014. (more...)

MAN WHO ATE ROCKEFELLER Begins Previews Off-Broadway 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2011

THE MAN WHO ATE MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER - Jeff Cohen's play that enjoyed great success during its world-premiere at the West End Theatre off-off-Broadway in Manhattan in the fall - will return for a limited engagement Off-Broadway at the Arclight Theatre (152 W. 71 St.) with previews starting February 2, 2011 prior to a press opening on Wednesday, February 9. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents Anouilh's ANTIGONE, Previews 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents INVISIBLE MAN, 1/12-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2012

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present the World Premiere of Invisible Man, adapted from Ralph Ellison's novel by Oren Jacoby, and directed by Christopher McElroen. (more...)

Theater Of Harlem Presents 'THREE SISTERS,' Opens 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2009

The OBIE, Drama Desk and Lortel Award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) will begin their 10th Anniversary Season with a new production of Anton Chekhov's classic THREE SISTERS, directed by CTH Co-Founder Christopher McElroen (The Cherry Orchard). Performances will be at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, and will begin on Thursday, February 5th. Opening night is scheduled for Wednesday, February 18th and the show will run through Sunday, March 8th. (more...)

MAN WHO ATE ROCKEFELLER Opens Off-Broadway 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

THE MAN WHO ATE MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER - Jeff Cohen's play that enjoyed great success during its world-premiere at the West End Theatre off-off-Broadway in Manhattan in the fall - will return for a limited engagement Off-Broadway at the Arclight Theatre (152 W. 71 St.) with previews starting February 2, 2011 prior to a press opening on Wednesday, February 9. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents Anouilh's ANTIGONE, Previews 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its second season with Jean Anouilh's 1943 adaptation of Sophocles' ANTIGONE, in a translation by Jeremy Sams, directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

MAN WHO ATE ROCKEFELLER Begins Previews Off-Broadway 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2011

THE MAN WHO ATE MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER - Jeff Cohen's play that enjoyed great success during its world-premiere at the West End Theatre off-off-Broadway in Manhattan in the fall - will return for a limited engagement Off-Broadway at the Arclight Theatre (152 W. 71 St.) with previews starting February 2, 2011 prior to a press opening on Wednesday, February 9. (more...)

Theater Of Harlem Presents 'THREE SISTERS,' Opens 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009

The OBIE, Drama Desk and Lortel Award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) will begin their 10th Anniversary Season with a new production of Anton Chekhov's classic THREE SISTERS, directed by CTH Co-Founder Christopher McElroen (The Cherry Orchard). Performances will be at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, and will begin on Thursday, February 5th. Opening night is scheduled for Wednesday, February 18th and the show will run through Sunday, March 8th. (more...)

Pace University & the Dept of Performing Arts Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2010

Pace University's Original Staged Adaptation of Dickens' Timeless Classic "A Christmas Carol" is Filled with Music, Dance, Larger than Life Puppets and Holiday Spirit (more...)

Classical Theater of Harlem Celebrates 10th Anniversary 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2008

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to producing theatre that truly reflects the diversity of ideas and racial tapestry that is New York City, will hold a party celebrating their 10th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Classical Theater of Harlem Holds Anniversary Party On 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2008

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to producing theatre that truly reflects the diversity of ideas and racial tapestry that is New York City, will hold a party celebrating their 10th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents INVISIBLE MAN, 1/12-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present the World Premiere of Invisible Man, adapted from Ralph Ellison's novel by Oren Jacoby, and directed by Christopher McElroen. (more...)

Pace University & the Dept of Performing Arts Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2010

Pace University's Original Staged Adaptation of Dickens' Timeless Classic "A Christmas Carol" is Filled with Music, Dance, Larger than Life Puppets and Holiday Spirit (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem to Have Hamptons Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2008

Dr. Bonnie Maslin and Dr. Yehuda Nir will host a party for The Classical Theatre of Harlem at their East Hampton home on Sunday, August 17. (more...)

HENRY V and SEED Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2011

Under new leadership, The Classical Theatre of Harlem is proud to present two gripping world premiere productions that mark the Company's return to full-scale works. From August 5 - September 4, The Classical Theatre of Harlem will present Shakespeare's great history play, Henry V, in a new staging directed by Jenny Bennett that features OBIE award-winner Ty Jones in the title role. An acclaimed veteran of the Company and driving force behind its survival, Jones heads a cast of 15 in a raw, timeless production. His interpretation of King Henry V not only highlights the character's charisma and inspirational power to lead, but also his heroic faults and morally questionable tactics. (more...)

Rogue Machine Extends ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Through Sept 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Rogue Machine continues with World Premiere of ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... by Kemp Powers, extending through September 15, 2013, playing 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays at ROGUE MACHINE. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Inaugurates New Exhibition Series with 'Izhar Patkin: The Messiah's glAss,' Beginning 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

Beginning September 14, 2012, The Jewish Museum will present Izhar Patkin: The Messiah's glAss, a new exhibition by celebrated New York-based, Israeli born artist, Izhar Patkin. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Park Ends Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010

The Public Theater has announced additional casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season featuring THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by Daniel Sullivan, in repertory June 9-August 1. (more...)

Jennings, Topol et al. Join Pacino and More in Shakespeare in the Park, 6/9 - 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

The Public Theater has announced additional casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season featuring THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by Daniel Sullivan, in repertory June 9-August 1. (more...)

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