BWW JR: NYC Children's Theatre Announces New Season and New Name
The critically acclaimed family theater Making Books Sing has a new name
New York City elected officials Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Staten Island Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, WPIX's Emmy-award winning "Morning News" host Sukanya Krishnan and other esteemed friends and supporters attended a press reception where New York City Children's Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) announced their new name and 2014-15 season on Tuesday, October 21st at the Vineyard Theater.
"As founder of the Vineyard, I'm thrilled to return to my original home, where our children's theater was born in 1996, to make this announcement," says Barbara Zinn Krieger, New York City Children's Theater Artistic Director and Founder. "We've been creating original, entertaining and enriching theater for young audiences and adults to enjoy together for almost 20 years now, and serve children in all communities across the five boroughs. As a result of our accomplishments and expanded programming, the Board and staff felt that we needed a new name that more accurately reflects the breadth of our work."
New York City Children's Theater announced its 2014-15 season of productions and programs including:
*The world premiere of The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and The Princess, a new family musical with music and lyrics by Laurie Berkner, opening Nov. 15th at Theater 3.
*A new production of the Civil War-era musical A Band of Angels, originally premiered by New York City Children's Theater in 2005 and opening April 25, 2015 at Theater 3
*Pre-K programming, including the expansion of the company's signature arts education residency Literature at Play and the world premiere of the musical Two Bugs Are Better Than One, which will tour to preschools and elementary schools.
*The "Send A Kid to Theater" program, offering underserved schools free performances of New York City Children's Theater mainstage productions and touring shows.
For more information on these and other exciting 2014-2015 season productions, visit www.nycchildrenstheater.org
From This Author Erin Leigh Peck