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ACT ONE, SCENE TWO Comes to The PIT Loft, NYC ACT ONE, SCENE TWO Comes to The PIT Loft, NYC
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Experience the creation of an original play in real time! Each of Act One Scene Two's performances features a different guest playwright who has submitted the first scene of an unfinished play. The cast performs the submitted scene, having just read it for the first time, then improvises the rest of the play­­- starting from Act One, Scene Two. (more...)
Dell'Arte Opera Announces 16th Annual Festival 8/11-26 Dell'Arte Opera Announces 16th Annual Festival 8/11-26
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

???????Hailed for its 'compelling and innovative programming (WQXR Radio)," dell'Arte Opera Ensemble today announced its 2018 summer festival dedicated to works by Mozart and Salieri. Starting on August 11, 2018, and running until August 26, the festival features 13 performances of two fully-staged operas, a scenes program, and an intimate recital to be presented in the intimate black-box space of La MaMa Theatre. Currently in its 16th season, dell'Arte has filled the summer lull with fresh productions of well-known classics and rarities, performed by the developmental company's cast of young singers, supported by a fine musical ensemble. (more...)
Photo Flash: The Actors Studio Drama School 2018 Repertory Season Opens Week Five With THE BOOK OF LIZ By Amy And David Sedaris Photo Flash: The Actors Studio Drama School 2018 Repertory Season Opens Week Five With THE BOOK OF LIZ By Amy And David Sedaris
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Actors Studio Drama School 2018 Repertory Season opened Week Five of its seven-week series of exciting and challenging theater productions with The Book of Liz by Amy and David Sedaris.  The season features the work of the graduating MFA Acting, Directing, and Playwriting students who collaborate on professionally produced productions presented at 3LD Art & Technology Center. (more...)
MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THE NEW ONE will Play the Cherry Lane Theatre MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THE NEW ONE will Play the Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Mike Birbiglia: The New One, (www.TheNewOne.com) a new comedy written and performed by Mike Birbiglia, will play the Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) for a limited engagement, beginning July 26 with the official opening scheduled for August 2.Mike Birbiglia: The New One is produced by Lucille Lortel Award-winning producers Joseph Birbiglia and Mike Lavoie. (more...)
BWW Review: Shooting Us to the Quick with Arje Shaw's NY Premiere of MOOLAH BWW Review: Shooting Us to the Quick with Arje Shaw's NY Premiere of MOOLAH
by Kristen Morale on April 25, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

As said in Arje's Shaw dramatic comedy Moolah, people are in constant change: from day to day and minute-to-minute, we gradually inch our way towards who and what we want to be. A sound enough philosophy - that is, until you factor in a transvestite right out of Bellevue who cuts hair by day and kills people by night, his cousin who cannot get enough money and a vengeful family that puts hits on their nearest and dearest. Being the person you wish to be is thwarted by trying to survive your family's attempt to kill you... if you only knew when they were coming. (more...)
NYU Steinhardt Presents ON THE TOWN Concert For Bernstein Centennial Celebration NYU Steinhardt Presents ON THE TOWN Concert For Bernstein Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

NYU Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts will present a concert version of On the Town as part of the 100th birthday global celebration of world-renowned composer Leonard Bernstein. The collaboration between NYUO1, one of the premier orchestras of New York University, and Steinhardt's Program in Vocal Performance will take place April 28 at 8 p.m. at NYU Skirball Center (free and open to the public). (more...)
Playhouse West Presents New Work THIS IS FAMILY Playhouse West Presents New Work THIS IS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Playhouse West, the widely renown training ground for award-winning actors, writers and directors, presents the NYC return engagement of the anthology show, This is Family. The program, produced by women, features five original one-act plays that cumulatively ask provocative questions about the definition of 'family' in 2018. All five plays are also co-written and/or co-directed by women and deal with issues that include race, homophobia, infidelity, neglect, abandonment and forgiveness (to name but a few), in poignant and often comedic ways.  (more...)
Out Of The Box Theatrics Hosts Intimate WOMEN IN THEATER Panel And Reception April 30 Out Of The Box Theatrics Hosts Intimate WOMEN IN THEATER Panel And Reception April 30
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB) will host a special forum on Monday, April 30 to support the theater's commitment to providing a platform for up and coming artists. (more...)
Amas Musical Theatre Lab To Present Staged Readings Of PLAY IT BY HEART with Crystal Bowersox, Carmen Cusack, Linda Hart Amas Musical Theatre Lab To Present Staged Readings Of PLAY IT BY HEART with Crystal Bowersox, Carmen Cusack, Linda Hart
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

???????Amas Musical Theatre(Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Play It by Heart, a new musical, with music by David Spangler, Jerry Taylorand Marty Dodson, lyrics byDavid Spangler, Jerry Taylor,R.T. Robinson, and Marty Dodson, and book byWilly Holtzman. Directed by Daniel Goldsteinwith music direction by Andrew Wilder, the readings (by invitation only) will be held on Thursday, May 17 at 1pm and 5pm at Opry City Stage (48th/49th& Broadway). (more...)
THE CAVE: A FOLK OPERA New Fantasy Folk Musical Will Be Presented At Access Theater THE CAVE: A FOLK OPERA New Fantasy Folk Musical Will Be Presented At Access Theater
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

'The Cave: A Folk Opera,' a new folk musical theatre piece inspired by the classic Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, and told entirely through original folk music, will be presented in concert at Access Theatre May 17th-20th, 2018. This production is presented by The Daughters Collective in association with Access Theater. Performances will be at 380 Broadway, New York, N.Y. on May 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased online at TheCaveFolkOpera.com. (more...)
NYU Skirball Will Present UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP NYU Skirball Will Present UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

NYU Skirball will present the U.S. premiere of Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods' Until Our Hearts Stop, choreographed by Meg Stuart, on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm. (more...)
Broadway Dreams Demonstrates the Unifying Power of the Arts with a Landmark Collaboration in Russia Broadway Dreams Demonstrates the Unifying Power of the Arts with a Landmark Collaboration in Russia
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Broadway Dreams demonstrated the unifying power of the arts when the internationally renowned performing arts education program sent nine Broadway professionals to Moscow, Russia for the third consecutive year. Through a landmark partnership created between the non-profit organization, the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Department of State, and Moscow Broadway, Broadway Dreams offered their unique brand of Broadway master classes to 81 Russian performers of all ages during a ten-day intensive program. The collaboration culminates in three public performances at the Lyudmila Ryumina Concert Hall, Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (more...)
Dario D'Ambrosi Appears In TUTTI NON CI SONO/WE ARE NOT ALONE At Cherry Lane Theater Dario D'Ambrosi Appears In TUTTI NON CI SONO/WE ARE NOT ALONE At Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Italy's Dario D'Ambrosi, originator of the theatrical movement called Teatro Patologico (Pathological Theater), will perform a single night in his breakthrough work, 'Tutti Non Ci Sono/ We are Not Alone,' May 7 at 7:00 PM at the Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce Street, as the opening event of the sixth annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, presented by Kairos Italy Theater and KIT Italia (https://inscenany.com/).  The festival will feature a record twelve shows, brought over from Italy to NYC. (more...)
The Tank Hosts World Premiere Of Lizzie Stern's LET'S GET READY TOGETHER The Tank Hosts World Premiere Of Lizzie Stern's LET'S GET READY TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the World Premiere of Lizzie Stern's Let's get ready together, directed by Lily Riopelle at The Tank (312 West 36th Streetbetween 8th and 9th Avenues), May 30-June 10. Performances will be Wednesday, May 30, Thursday, May 31, Friday, June 1, Saturday, June 2, Sunday, June 3, Monday, June 4, Wednesday, June 6, Thursday, June 7, Friday, June 8, Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10 at 7 pm. Tickets ($15) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. (more...)
Amoralists Announce 2018-2019 Season - 4 New Intersecting Plays & Graphic Novels Amoralists Announce 2018-2019 Season - 4 New Intersecting Plays & Graphic Novels
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

???????The Amoralists (James Kautz, Artistic Director) announce their 11th season, RICOCHET: An Amoralists Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic. RICOCHET will feature four boundary-pushing original, intersecting plays that follow a community as it copes with the aftermath of a mass shooting. Written by The Amoralists 2018/2019 'WRIGHT CLUB playwrights, Gabriel Jason Dean, Charly Evon Simpson, and James Anthony Tyler, the season will include four complementary original graphic novels created by Danica Novgorodoff. (more...)
Tabula RaSa Partners With LATEA Theater Tabula RaSa Partners With LATEA Theater
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Celebrating its fifth-year anniversary, Tabula RaSa will hold a three-week artistic residency with a series of cultural activities in English and Spanish. LATEA Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center will also host the company's world premiere of Tabula RaSa's latest creation: In The Eye of The Needle. In addition, Tabula RaSa will hold 21 days of workshops, conferences and theater discussions, some of which are free of charge. (more...)
La MaMa ETC Presents Staged Reading Of Michael Shayan's TRICKS Featuring Monet X Change From RuPaul's Drag Race La MaMa ETC Presents Staged Reading Of Michael Shayan's TRICKS Featuring Monet X Change From RuPaul's Drag Race
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

The historic La MaMa Experimental Theater Club presents an industry reading of Michael Shayan's new queer, dark comedy, 'Tricks,' featuring Monet X Change from RuPaul's Drag Race and directed by John Michael DiResta. (more...)
Negro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATER Negro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATER
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

???????From May 16 to 27, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the world premiere production of 'Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water' by Michael A Jones.  The play is winner of the troupe's 2017 Emerging Playwrights Competition.  Called a 'drama with comedy,' it is a story of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America.  Performances are at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)
PUNCH KAMIKAZE: UBU ROI! Comes to Dixon Place PUNCH KAMIKAZE: UBU ROI! Comes to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk on April 22, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Drama of Works and Dixon Place are proud to present PUNCH Kamikaze: UBU ROI at Dixon Place on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:30pm. Artists taking on the re-imagining of this absurdist masterpiece are Judith Barnes & Isidore Elias, Megan Barbour, CTW OP Allstars, Heather Denyer, Ali Dineen & Tom Cunningham, Jumping Jackalope Collective, Drama of Works, and Trade Wind Theatre. All artists will present scenes based on the original play by Alfred Jarry. The evening is hosted and curated by Drama of Works. (more...)
Egg & Spoon Commissions A New Play By Jess Honovich: THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST Egg & Spoon Commissions A New Play By Jess Honovich: THE JERSEY DEVIL DOESN'T EXIST
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Fifteen-year old Kailyn Marksfield never made it out of the New Jersey Pine Barrens after a game of flashlight tag gone wrong. Are teenagers to blame? Or ancient, mythical demons? Gossip spreads through a small town in Southern New Jersey as friendships unravel and blur the line between the lies we tell and the games we play. (more...)
Jay O Sanders, Zach Grenier Headline Frog & Peach Gala Reading Jay O Sanders, Zach Grenier Headline Frog & Peach Gala Reading
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Enjoy OPEN BAR, FOOD, & great company under the stars in Greenwich House's luxurious walled garden and parlors, the upstairs to the elegant recital hall for a reckless selection of readings from Shakespeare & live music by Bruce Baumer. (more...)
ATA (American Theatre Of Actors) Presents World Premier of THE MAN WHO FOUND TROY ATA (American Theatre Of Actors) Presents World Premier of THE MAN WHO FOUND TROY
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

The American Theatre of Actors (ATA) latest production, The Man Who Found Troy, is a fascinating look at the story of Henry Schliemann, who discovered the ancient city of Troy shortly before the turn of the century. The play, written by award-winning, New York playwright, Joe Krawczyk is directed by Eddie Lew, and features Chelsea Clark as Sophia Schliemann, Johnny Blaze Leavitt as Henry Schliemann, Stephen Goodin as Frank Calvert. This cast of 3 also takes turns playing other characters in history, as the 'epic journey' takes place over a 20 year period. (more...)
Pedro Reyes' MANUFACTURING MISCHIEF To Receive NYC Premiere at The Tank Pedro Reyes' MANUFACTURING MISCHIEF To Receive NYC Premiere at The Tank
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the New York Premiere of Pedro Reyes' Manufacturing Mischief, written by Paul Hufker and directed by Meghan Finn (Doomocracy with Creative Time at the Brooklyn Army Terminal) at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), June 5-24. (more...)
Tiffany Villarin Joins TEENAGE DICK, Full Cast Announced Tiffany Villarin Joins TEENAGE DICK, Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Ma-Yi Theater Company in association with The Public Theater are pleased to announce complete casting for TEENAGE DICK, the world premiere of a new play by Mike Lew (Tiger Style!). The production, which comes immediately following Ma-Yi's phenomenal success with the critically acclaimed KPOP, nominated for nine 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards, will be led by Tiffany Villarin (returning to Ma-Yi after her performance in House Rules) and the previously announced Gregg Mozgala. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sundog Theatre's SCENES FROM A STATEN ISLAND FERRY 2018 Photo Flash: Sundog Theatre's SCENES FROM A STATEN ISLAND FERRY 2018
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Sundog Theatre is proud to announce casting for Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2018, to be presented April 14-22 at New Dorp Moravian Church Theatre. (more...)