New VTech' Go! Go! Smart Friends'' Line Includes Busy Sounds Discovery Home'', Available Exclusively At Toys'R'Us'New VTech' Go! Go! Smart Friends'' Line Includes Busy Sounds Discovery Home'', Available Exclusively At Toys'R'Us'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ VTech (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced the launch of Go! Go! Smart Friends , available exclusively at Toys'R'Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com. The line is anchored by the Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home , which is featured on the 2014 Toys'R'Us Holiday Hot Toy List of the best new toys expected to top kids' wish lists this year. (more...)

Joe Assadourian's THE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22Joe Assadourian's THE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

One year ago today, actor/writer Joe Assadourian went from the cage to the stage when he was released from Otisville Correctional Institution after serving 12 of his 25-year sentence for attempted murder. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Teaser for THE BULLPEN Off-BroadwaySTAGE TUBE: New Teaser for THE BULLPEN Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2014

One year ago today, actor/writer Joe Assadourian went from the cage to the stage when he was released from Otisville Correctional Institution after serving 12 of his 25-year sentence for attempted murder. Having discovered his theatrical ability while reluctantly participating in a workshop behind bars led by Off-Broadway solo-show actor/directorRichard Hoehler, he wrote The Bullpen, a one-man - 18-character comedy - which The New York Times calls 'wildly funny' and 'a must see' by Theatermania. Eric Krebs, in association with The Fortune Society, is presenting the 'tour de force' (The Huffington Post) at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway). Performances began on June 22, 2014 where it was met with critical acclaim and has been extended twice - now through November 22. (more...)

THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-BroadwayTHE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

VH Theatrical Development Foundation proudly announces the Off-Broadway premiere of THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, a new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN will be performed tonight, October 16th through Sunday, December 14th at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street, Manhattan). The Press Opening is Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3PM. (more...)

THE BULLPEN Sets New Holiday Schedule, Extends Into January 2015THE BULLPEN Sets New Holiday Schedule, Extends Into January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Bullpen, the one-man - 18-character comedy - will offer special holiday performances (see schedule below) and extend for the third time, it was announced today by producer Eric Krebs (in association with The Fortune Society). (more...)

Joe Assadourian's THE BULLPEN Extends Through TodayJoe Assadourian's THE BULLPEN Extends Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

One year ago today, actor/writer Joe Assadourian went from the cage to the stage when he was released from Otisville Correctional Institution after serving 12 of his 25-year sentence for attempted murder. (more...)

THE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom TheaterTHE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Receiving rave reviews during its summer run, Writer/Actor Joe Assadourian's hit Off-Broadway Comedy THE BULLPEN has opened ticket sales through November 22nd, 2014 at The Playroom Theater. The show, which is directed by Richard Hoehler, is largely influenced by Joe Assadourian's experiences having served 12 years in prison for attempted murder. This extension will include a celebratory performance on October 8th, which will mark the first anniversary of Joe Assadourian's release from Otisville Correctional Facility. The New York Times praised the one man show exclaiming that Joe Assadourian "is one terrific actor," "marvelous," and "extremely funny." (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Present TRU PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Summer Workshop Series, 6/16-8/11Theater Resources Unlimited to Present TRU PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Summer Workshop Series, 6/16-8/11
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Most theater professionals are not salaried employees. They are self-employed. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) has pinpointed some specific business skills needed by the artistically self-employed, and addresses them with a new series of workshops: The TRU PATHWAYS Summer Workshop Series for Producers and Artists, on Tuesday June 16th, Tuesday June 30th, Wednesday July 15th, Tuesday July 28th, and Tuesday August 8th at 7:15pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036. (more...)

Joseph Assadourian's THE BULLPEN to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on 6/12Joseph Assadourian's THE BULLPEN to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Actor/playwright Joseph Assadourian, like Charles Dutton and Lead Belly before him, discovered his theatrical voice while serving time behind bars. His new one-man play, The Bullpen, which he wrote and stars in, will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue) on Thursday, June 12th. Richard Hoehler directs this black comedy, which features Assadourian in 18 different roles. Opening night is set Sunday June 22nd. (more...)

THE BULLPEN to Celebrate One Year Off-Broadway; Closes This JuneTHE BULLPEN to Celebrate One Year Off-Broadway; Closes This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Bullpen, the one-man, 18-character comedy, which was nominated by the Outer Critics Circle as "Outstanding Solo Performance" for 2015, will celebrate its one-year anniversary and end its successful run at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street -- just east of Broadway) next month. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'I OF THE STORM' IS A SURGE OF LIFE LESSONS at The Playroom TheaterBWW Reviews: 'I OF THE STORM' IS A SURGE OF LIFE LESSONS at The Playroom Theater
by Jennifer Vazquez - Mar 21, 2015

A look at life's lessons are at the core of the one-man play 'I of the Storm.' A one-man play is a tough act. Many have attempted it. Not all succeed. The latter is not the case with 'I of the Storm' - a spectacular show that takes the audience on a journey of self-discovery. (more...)

THE BULLPEN Heads to Otisville Correctional Institution Next Week; Extends Off-BroadwayTHE BULLPEN Heads to Otisville Correctional Institution Next Week; Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Bullpen, a one-man, 18-character comedy, will travel upstate next Thursday, March 26th for two (2) performances at Otisville Correctional Institution, where actor/writer Joe Assadourian served 12 years of a 25 year sentence for attempted murder. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Richard Hoehler in I OF THE STORM Off-BroadwaySTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Richard Hoehler in I OF THE STORM Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2015

I of the Storm, a new solo riff written by RJ Bartholomew and performed by Richard Hoehler is making its New York premiere in a limited 8-week engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway). Directed by Janice L. Goldberg, performances began on March 7th. The show officially opened last night, March 17th, and continues through April 29th. Deep End Productions is producing. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Hoehler in I OF THE STORM, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Richard Hoehler in I OF THE STORM, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

I of the Storm, a new solo riff written by RJ Bartholomew and performed by Richard Hoehler is making its New York premiere in a limited 8-week engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway). Directed by Janice L. Goldberg, performances began on March 7th. The show officially opens tonight, March 17th, and continues through April 29th. Deep End Productions is producing. Scroll down for a first look at Hoehler onstage! (more...)

THE BULLPEN to Open 6/12 Off-BroadwayTHE BULLPEN to Open 6/12 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Actor/playwright Joseph Assadourian, like Charles Dutton and Lead Belly before him, discovered his theatrical voice while serving time behind bars. His new one-man play, The Bullpen, which he wrote and stars in, will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue) on Thursday, June 12th. Richard Hoehler directs this dark comedy, which features Assadourian in 18 different roles. Opening night is set Sunday June 22nd, previews begin June 12th. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/27/2015
by - Jun 27, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/27/2015. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited's TRU PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Workshop Series to Continue 6/30Theater Resources Unlimited's TRU PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Workshop Series to Continue 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Most theater professionals are not salaried employees. They are self-employed. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) has pinpointed some specific business skills needed by the artistically self-employed, and addresses them with a new series of workshops: The TRU PATHWAYS Summer Workshop Series for Producers and Artists, on Tuesday June 30th, Wednesday July 15th, Tuesday July 28th, and Tuesday August 8th at 7:15pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BULLPEN Opening Weekend and Industry Q&APhoto Flash: THE BULLPEN Opening Weekend and Industry Q&A
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Now open Off-Broadway at The Playroom Theater, The Bullpen hosted a special preview performance and Q & A for Prison Reform Advocates, Re-Entry Programs, and Theatrical Professionals. Those in attendance included The Legal Aid Society, Fortune Society, Incarcerated Nation Campaign, Urban Justice Center, Jails Action Coalition, and many more. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/20/2015
by - Jun 20, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/20/2015. (more...)

THE BULLEPEN OPENS Off-Broadway, 6/22THE BULLEPEN OPENS Off-Broadway, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

From Cage to Stage - Actor/Writer Joe Assadourian will open his new one-man comedy The Bullpen Off-Broadway on Sunday, June 22nd, at The Playroom Theater. Released from Otisville Correctional Institution in October of 2013 after serving 12 of his 25 year sentence for attempted murder, Assadourian discovered his theatrical ability while reluctantly participating in a workshop behind bars lead by Off-Broadway solo-show Actor/Director Richard Hoehler. The duo has developed the work now for over two years, both inside and outside the state prison system, and it premieres Off-Broadway this summer. (more...)

Open Q&A with THE BULLPEN Creative Team Follows Off-Broadway Performance TonightOpen Q&A with THE BULLPEN Creative Team Follows Off-Broadway Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Eric Krebs, in association with The Fortune Society, presents a special industry performance of THE BULLPEN, a new play written and performed by Joseph Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. The event is set for today, June 20th at 4 p.m. (more...)

THE BULLPEN to Continue Off-Broadway Through the SummerTHE BULLPEN to Continue Off-Broadway Through the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Eric Krebs (in association with The Fortune Society), is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, The Bullpen, the one-man - 18-character comedy - which The New York Times calls "wildly funny" and "a tour de force" by The Huffington Post, and was recently nominated by the Outer Critics Circle as "Outstanding Solo Performance" for 2015, will continue performances at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway) through the summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes with Joseph Assadourian and More in THE BULLPEN Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Behind the Scenes with Joseph Assadourian and More in THE BULLPEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Eric Krebs, in association with The Fortune Society, present THE BULLPEN, written and performed by Joseph Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. Scroll down to take a look behind the scenes of the off-Broadway show in previews! (more...)

BULLPEN Star Visits THEY CALL ME QBULLPEN Star Visits THEY CALL ME Q
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Joseph Assadourian, currently appearing in his play The Bullpen at The Playroom Theater, checked out the hit Off-Broadway show THEY CALL ME Q this past Monday evening, June 16th and posed for photos afterwards with Q's author & star Qurrat Ann Kadwani. On his Facebook page this week, Joseph dubbed Qurrat his "Solo Show Sister." The award-winning THEY CALL ME Q opened June 4th at St. Luke's Theatre to unanimous rave reviews, led by the Village Voice which praised the play for delivering "a winning tale thanks to author and actor Qurrat Ann Kadwani's dead-on impersonations of New Yorkers and some unselfconscious spoofing of her own immigrant iterations growing up tough in the Bronx." (more...)

Open Q&A with THE BULLPEN Creative Team to Follow Off-Broadway Performance, 6/20Open Q&A with THE BULLPEN Creative Team to Follow Off-Broadway Performance, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Eric Krebs, in association with The Fortune Society, presents a special industry performance of THE BULLPEN, a new play written and performed by Joseph Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. The event is set for Friday, June 20th at 4 p.m. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/12/14 - HEDWIG Album, BULLPEN, POWER PLAYS Off-Broadway and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/12/14 - HEDWIG Album, BULLPEN, POWER PLAYS Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 12, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HEDWIG hits the shelves, while IF/THEN holds a CD signing, THE BULLPEN and POWER PLAYS begin off-Broadway, featuring some amped up playwriting talent, and ATOMIC meets the press! (more...)

Joseph Assadourian's THE BULLPEN Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayJoseph Assadourian's THE BULLPEN Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Actor/playwright Joseph Assadourian, like Charles Dutton and Lead Belly before him, discovered his theatrical voice while serving time behind bars. His new one-man play, The Bullpen, which he wrote and stars in, will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue) tonight, June 12th. Richard Hoehler directs this black comedy, which features Assadourian in 18 different roles. Opening night is set Sunday June 22nd. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited, The Playroom Theatre to Host June TRU Panel, 6/25Theater Resources Unlimited, The Playroom Theatre to Host June TRU Panel, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) in association with their new partner The Playroom Theatre, present the June panel, Marketing Your Show on a Budget: Starting the Buzz with Limited Bucks, on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:30pm at a **NEW LOCATION: The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.** Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joseph Assadourian in THE BULLPEN, Beginning Tomorrow at The Playroom TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Joseph Assadourian in THE BULLPEN, Beginning Tomorrow at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Actor/playwright Joseph Assadourian, like Charles Dutton and Lead Belly before him, discovered his theatrical voice while serving time behind bars. His new one-man play, The Bullpen, which he wrote and stars in, will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue) on Thursday, June 12th. Richard Hoehler directs this black comedy, which features Assadourian in 18 different roles. Opening night is set Sunday June 22nd. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Sony Computer Entertainment To Introduce 'Glacier White' PlayStation'4(PS4''), Available This FallSony Computer Entertainment To Introduce 'Glacier White' PlayStation'4(PS4''), Available This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

TOKYO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that it will introduce the first color variation for PlayStation4(PS4) in 'Glacier White,' which will be available worldwide starting this fall. Peripheral lineups will also expand with the 'Glacier White' DUALSHOCK4 Wireless Controller and Vertical Stand *1, in addition to DUALSHOCK4 in the color 'Urban Camouflage.' (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'IS THIS SHOW WORTH INVESTING IN?' Producer Boot Camp This MonthTheater Resources Unlimited to Host 'IS THIS SHOW WORTH INVESTING IN?' Producer Boot Camp This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a new TRU Producer Boot camp, Recognizing Commercial Potential: Is This Show Worth Investing In?, an innovative workshop on Sunday, June 14th, 2015 from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th Floor, NYC. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host July TRU Panel, 7/21Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host July TRU Panel, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), in association with their new partner The Playroom Theatre, present the July panel, Producers and Literary Agents: A Long Overdue Meeting of Minds, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:30pm at a **NEW LOCATION: The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.** Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm. (more...)

Former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey Visits THE BULLPENFormer NJ Governor Jim McGreevey Visits THE BULLPEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Jim McGreevey, the 52nd Governor of New Jersey, made a special appearance at the Saturday, June 28th, evening performance of Joe Assadourian's The Bullpen. A service volunteer to former prisoners seeking rehabilitation with the Exodus Transitional Community, McGreevey stopped for a photo with Playwright/Actor Joe Assadourian and Fortune Society Founder David Rothenberg. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BRIAN DYKSTRA $ELLING OUT, Beginning Tomorrow at Playroom TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at BRIAN DYKSTRA $ELLING OUT, Beginning Tomorrow at Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Eric Krebs is pleased to present HBO Def Poet and award-winning playwright and actor Brian Dykstra in the Off-Broadway premiere of his new solo comedy, Brian Dykstra $elling Out. This uncensored, highly charged one-man tour-de-force is a hilarious and impassioned examination of the corrupting influence of money and the pursuit of happiness. Directed by his long-time collaborator Margarett Perry, performances begin on January 27 at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway). Opening night is set for Monday, February 9 at 7:00pm. (more...)

THE BULLPEN Extends, Sets New Performance ScheduleTHE BULLPEN Extends, Sets New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Eric Krebs (in association with The Fortune Society) is pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, The Bullpen, the one-man - 18-character comedy - will continue its critically acclaimed run at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway) for an additional (8) eight weeks(through March 21) with a new performance schedule. (more...)

Over 40 Shows Set for Off Broadway Alliance's 20at20 Celebration, Kicking Off TodayOver 40 Shows Set for Off Broadway Alliance's 20at20 Celebration, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that it will again sponsor 20at20, the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway. The popular promotion, which begins January 20th and continues through February 8th, makes $20 tickets available for 41 Off Broadway plays and musicals twenty minutes prior to curtain. Now in its 9th year, 20at20 has become one of New York's most eagerly-anticipated promotions for people who want to see exciting shows at amazing prices. (more...)

Bill Coyne Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW PodcastBill Coyne Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

In Episode 305, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with Bill Coyne, an actor, singer, and the creator of MuseMatch, a concert series that pairs artists for a 'blind date' to create, bold new work for the benefit of charities. (more...)

BRIAN DYKSTRA $ELLING OUT Begins 1/27 at The Playroom TheaterBRIAN DYKSTRA $ELLING OUT Begins 1/27 at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Eric Krebs is pleased to present HBO Def Poet and award-winning playwright and actor Brian Dykstra in the Off-Broadway premiere of his new solo comedy, Brian Dykstra $elling Out. (more...)

'Central Park Five' to Attend THE BULLPEN This Weekend for Post-Show Talk'Central Park Five' to Attend THE BULLPEN This Weekend for Post-Show Talk
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Central Park Five, the group of five young black and Latino youths falsely arrested and convicted in 1989 for the brutal beating and rape of a white woman in Central Park, will attend a performance of The Bullpen, the one-man - 18-character comedy written and performed by Joe Assadourian, (now playing through March 21) at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street -- just east of Broadway) it was announced today by producer Eric Krebs (in association with The Fortune Society). (more...)

I OF THE STORM to Open Off-Broadway Next MonthI OF THE STORM to Open Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

I of the Storm, a new solo riff written by RJ Bartholomew and performed by Richard Hoehler will have its New York premiere in a limited 8-week engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway). Directed by Janice L. Goldberg, performances will begin on Saturday, March 7th at 2pm and officially open on March 17th. Performances will continue through April 29th. Deep End Productions is producing. (more...)

Photo Flash: Members of 'The Central Park Five' Appear for THE BULLPEN TalkbackPhoto Flash: Members of 'The Central Park Five' Appear for THE BULLPEN Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Several members of 'The Central Park Five,' the group of five young black and Latino youths falsely arrested and convicted in 1989 for the brutal beating and rape of a white woman in Central Park, attended the February 7 performance of The Bullpen, the one-man, 18-character comedy written and performed by Joe Assadourian, (now playing through March 21) at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway). Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson and Yusef Salam, three of the five members, participated in a talkback following the performance to talk about their cases, re-entry and life inside the prison system. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

'DARKNESS OF WINTER' Set for Playroom Theater, 12/20-21'DARKNESS OF WINTER' Set for Playroom Theater, 12/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Eighteen actors and seven directors collaborate to present eight plays in one amazing night. The show titled, In the Darkness of Winter: A Medley of Thrilling Tales and Magical Memoirs features several intriguing one act plays by New York City playwright Michael Andrews, James Ferguson and Alex Broun. In the Darkness of Winter debuts on December 20th and December 21st at The Playroom Theater within the heart of New York City's theater district, Times Square (more...)

THE BULLPEN to Celebrate 100th Performance this WeekTHE BULLPEN to Celebrate 100th Performance this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Eric Krebs (in association with The Fortune Society) is pleased to announce that The Bullpen, the one-man - 18-character comedy - which The New York Times calls 'wildly funny' and 'a tour de force' by The Huffington Post will celebrate its 100thperformance on Friday, January 2nd at 7pm. Released from Otisville Correctional Institution in October of 2013 after serving 12 of his 25 year sentence for attempted murder, actor/writer Joe Assadourian went from the cage to the stage after discovering his theatrical ability while reluctantly participating in a workshop behind bars led by Off-Broadway solo-show actor/director Richard Hoehler. Developed by the duo over two years, both inside and outside the state prison system, The Bullpen premiered Off Broadway at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46thStreet - just east of Broadway) on June 22, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. Due to popular demand, the show has enjoyed several extensions and continues performances into 2015. (more...)

'DARKNESS OF WINTER' Set for Playroom Theater This Weekend'DARKNESS OF WINTER' Set for Playroom Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Eighteen actors and seven directors collaborate to present eight plays in one amazing night. The show titled, In the Darkness of Winter: A Medley of Thrilling Tales and Magical Memoirs features several intriguing one act plays by New York City playwright Michael Andrews, James Ferguson and Alex Broun. In the Darkness of Winter debuts this weekend, December 20th and December 21st at The Playroom Theater within the heart of New York City's theater district, Times Square (more...)

9/11 Cultural Festival Script in Hand Reading Series Set for The Playroom Theater Today9/11 Cultural Festival Script in Hand Reading Series Set for The Playroom Theater Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

9/11 Cultural Festival in association with The Playroom Theater presents new Off Broadway plays of The 9/11 Plays. The 9/11 Cultural Festival Script in Hand Reading Series is five plays that will be performed in one day by one company as part of the 9/11 Cultural Festival. (more...)

9/11 Cultural Festival Script in Hand Reading Series Set for The Playroom Theater, 8/16 & 9/129/11 Cultural Festival Script in Hand Reading Series Set for The Playroom Theater, 8/16 & 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

9/11 Cultural Festival in association with The Playroom Theater presents new Off Broadway plays of The 9/11 Plays. The 9/11 Cultural Festival Script in Hand Reading Series is five plays that will be performed in one day by one company as part of the 9/11 Cultural Festival. (more...)

THE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom TheaterTHE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Receiving rave reviews during its summer run, Writer/Actor Joe Assadourian's hit Off-Broadway Comedy THE BULLPEN has opened ticket sales through November 22nd, 2014 at The Playroom Theater. The show, which is directed by Richard Hoehler, is largely influenced by Joe Assadourian's experiences having served 12 years in prison for attempted murder. This extension will include a celebratory performance on October 8th, which will mark the first anniversary of Joe Assadourian's release from Otisville Correctional Facility. The New York Times praised the one man show exclaiming that Joe Assadourian "is one terrific actor," "marvelous," and "extremely funny." (more...)

Roberts & Schulman's THE GOLDSTEIN VARIATIONS Gets Workshop 5/12-15; Aiming for Off-Broadway Late This YearRoberts & Schulman's THE GOLDSTEIN VARIATIONS Gets Workshop 5/12-15; Aiming for Off-Broadway Late This Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Music, Lyrics, and Book duo Michael Roberts and Charlie Schulman reunite once again after their recent production of The Fartiste, which had a successful run Off-Broadway in 2011-12 and West End Concert following its 2006 FringeNYC Outstanding Musical Award. Their newest venture, The Goldstein Variations, after concert presentations at the JCC in Manhattan, American University, and Abingdon Theater, will be seen by supporters at The Playroom Theater in a limited, developmental presentation from May 12th through 15th, open to the general public. The Goldstein Variations will be directed by Daniel Kutner. (more...)

HESITATION WALTZ, MY LITTLE BRONY and More Set for '4@15' at The Playroom Theater, 4/18-19HESITATION WALTZ, MY LITTLE BRONY and More Set for '4@15' at The Playroom Theater, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will commence performances Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, for three performances only at The Playroom Theater. Tammy Holder serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs. (more...)

'4@15' Runs This Weekend at The Playroom Theater'4@15' Runs This Weekend at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will commence performances Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, for three performances only at The Playroom Theater featuring new works by By Sujin Kim and Daphny Maman, David Christensen and Michael Shapiro, Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler, and Minjoung Hwang and Brandon Michael Lowden. Tammy Holder serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs. (more...)

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