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VIDEO: RHINOCEROS Director Talks Eugene Ionesco's Take on Theatre of the Absurd VIDEO: RHINOCEROS Director Talks Eugene Ionesco's Take on Theatre of the Absurd
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Broadway

At the first rehearsal, director Moshe Yassur succinctly explained to the play's cast Ionesco's perception of Theatre of the Absurd, as documented in the video below! Called 'an allegory for our times' by The New York Times, Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros is generally cited as one of the main influences of Theatre of the Absurd. (more...)
William Donnelly's NO WAKE to Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters William Donnelly's NO WAKE to Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Broadway

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of NO WAKE, written by William Donnelly and directed by Veronica Brady. Produced by Route 66 Theatre Company and Bella Vita Entertainment, NO WAKE begins performances on Thursday, September 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 15. Press Opening is Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 PM. (more...)
Ensemble for the Romantic Century's VAN GOGH'S EAR Opens Tonight Ensemble for the Romantic Century's VAN GOGH'S EAR Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced that the 2017-18 season, ERC's 17th, will take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues) beginning with Van Gogh's Ear. Opening Night is set for tonight, August 17th. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through September 10th only. (more...)
New Musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Comes to Theater at St. Clement's Tonight New Musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Comes to Theater at St. Clement's Tonight
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Broadway

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that it will present COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE, a suspenseful new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Mason Griffin, now through September 3rd at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). The official opening will be tonight, August 17th at 7PM. (more...)
Playwright Launches New Theatre Podcast YOUR PROGRAM IS YOUR TICKET Playwright Launches New Theatre Podcast YOUR PROGRAM IS YOUR TICKET
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Award-winning playwright Sean Chandler takes you behind the scenes in his new podcast Your Program Is Your Ticket. The podcast features interviews with a wide range of artists from the New York theatre community (indie theatre to Broadway) and will also showcase nationwide and international talent. (more...)
Works by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 Season Works by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, followed by the world premiere of The Thing With Feathers, a new play by Scott Organ, the revival of A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, and a special benefit performance of the award-winning solo play The Tricky Part by Martin Moran at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)
Tickets on Sale Now for {MY LINGERIE PLAY} at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Tickets on Sale Now for {MY LINGERIE PLAY} at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Tickets for the World Premiere of {my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! The Final Installation, the first Mainstage production of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Artistic Director Daniella Topol, Managing Director Annie Middleton and Associate Producer Victor Cervantes) 2017/18 Season in association with Rosalind Productions Inc. (Executive Producer Abigail Rose Solomon), are now on sale. (more...)
Men with History in the Justice System to Stage 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT at MTC Men with History in the Justice System to Stage 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT at MTC
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Manhattan Theatre Club's Stargate Theatre Sharon Sullivan Company will perform an original piece, 5 Minutes to Midnight, this Friday, August 18 at 7:00PM, and Saturday, August 19 at 4:00PM and 7:00PM at MTC - Stage II at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)
World Premiere by Nilo Cruz to Headline Repertorio Espanol's 50th Season World Premiere by Nilo Cruz to Headline Repertorio Espanol's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Repertorio Español - one of Off-Broadway's longest-running, continuous theaters, and the ONLY company that presents Spanish-language/English-translated plays in true repertory in NYC - will mark its 50th anniversary during the 2017-18 season with a roster of plays that demonstrate the company's ongoing commitment to presenting works that represent the diversity of its own 50-year canon, and the diversity of playwriting voices among contemporary and oft-forgotten writers of Spanish drama and literature worldwide. (more...)
Maxamoo Interviews Poet and Artist Magie Dominic about the Birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway Theatre Maxamoo Interviews Poet and Artist Magie Dominic about the Birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway Theatre
by Maxamoo on August 16, 2017 in Off-Broadway

???????An interview with Magie Dominic, a poet, artist and memoirist who worked at the Caffe Cino in the 1960s. Dominic reminisces her first meeting with Joe Cino and talks about how the venue evolved from being a coffee house into becoming known as the birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway. (more...)
Daily News Column Ties Charlottesville to Ionesco's RHINOCEROS Daily News Column Ties Charlottesville to Ionesco's RHINOCEROS
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Off-Broadway

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Prospect Theater Company Launches 30 & Under Membership Program Prospect Theater Company Launches 30 & Under Membership Program
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Prospect Theater Company has announced a new 30 & Under Membership Program, which provides access to specially-priced reserved tickets to Prospect's award-winning programming, as well as other benefits.  (more...)
Teresa Deevy's Short Play Collection THE SUITCASE UNDER THE BED Continues at Theatre Row Teresa Deevy's Short Play Collection THE SUITCASE UNDER THE BED Continues at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Mint Theater resumes the acclaimed Teresa Deevy Project with The Suitcase Under the Bed, so named for the location where Deevy's writing was stored for decades, prior to Jonathan Bank's arrival at the Deevy family home in Waterford in 2010. (more...)
BWW Review: Anita Gillette Takes Celia Keenan-Bolger Through Time in Bruce Norris' A PARALLELOGRAM BWW Review: Anita Gillette Takes Celia Keenan-Bolger Through Time in Bruce Norris' A PARALLELOGRAM
by Michael Dale on August 15, 2017 in Off-Broadway

'If you knew in advance exactly what was going to happen in your life, and how everything was going to turn out, and if you knew you couldn't do anything to change it, would you still want to go on with your life?' (more...)
The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)
THE HOME PLACE Finds Full Cast at Irish Repertory Theatre THE HOME PLACE Finds Full Cast at Irish Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the New York Premiere of Brian Friel's THE HOME PLACE. (more...)
HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY to Land Off-Broadway This Fall HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY to Land Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Producer Joshua Goodman is tickled pink to announce the return of HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY, conceived by Howard Crabtree and Mark Waldrop, book and lyrics by Mark Waldrop, music by Dick Gallagher, directed by Mark Waldrop, choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn) and costumes by legendary nine-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Mackie ('The Carol Burnett Show'). (more...)
FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Off-Broadway

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)
Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)
Works by Steven Dietz and A.R. Gurney to Headline Keen Company's 18th Season Works by Steven Dietz and A.R. Gurney to Headline Keen Company's 18th Season
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Keen Company will present two plays celebrating A SEASON OF CONNECTION.  (more...)
Roundabout's MARVIN'S ROOM and NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Enter Final Fortnight Roundabout's MARVIN'S ROOM and NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Enter Final Fortnight
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed summer productions, Marvin's Room by Scott McPherson, directed by Anne Kauffman, and Meghan Kennedy's Napoli, Brooklyn, directed by Gordon Edelstein, on Sunday, August 27. (more...)
Hit Immigration Musical AMERIKE: THE GOLDEN LAND Wraps Off-Broadway Run, 8/20 Hit Immigration Musical AMERIKE: THE GOLDEN LAND Wraps Off-Broadway Run, 8/20
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Off-Broadway

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, the associate producer of Broadway's "Indecent," will conclude the extended run its lavishly praised Off Broadway musical "Amerike- The Golden Land," on Sunday, August 20. (more...)
Blue Man Group Announces First-Ever New York Drum-Off Partnership with Astor Alive! Blue Man Group Announces First-Ever New York Drum-Off Partnership with Astor Alive!
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Astor Alive! Festival to host the first- ever Blue Man New York Drum-Off on Sunday, Sept. 23. (more...)
BWW Review: Christine Pedi, Stephanie Umoh and
Stephanie D'Abruzzo Shine Brightly in The York's JERRY'S GIRLS BWW Review: Christine Pedi, Stephanie Umoh and Stephanie D'Abruzzo Shine Brightly in The York's JERRY'S GIRLS
by Michael Dale on August 12, 2017 in Off-Broadway

After Florenz Ziegfeld spent the early decades of Broadway's 20th Century 'glorifying the American Girl,' a young composer/lyricist named Jerry Herman spent a good hunk of the second half showcasing extraordinary women. (more...)
Photo Flash: Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2017 Opening Photo Flash: Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2017 Opening
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Summer Shorts 2017 toasted its 11th season on Monday, August 7, at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria in NYC, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)