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TAP&TOM's Tap Performance Of Jobim's Bossa Nova Music Returns TAP&TOM's Tap Performance Of Jobim's Bossa Nova Music Returns
by BWW News Desk on February 18, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

TAP&TOM is a tap dancing and singing performance highlighting the bossa nova beat invented by Antonio Carlos 'Tom' Jobim. This sublime experience is being reprised for three shows at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, February 23rd at 8 pm, February 24th at 2 pm, and February 24th at 8 pm (14streety.org for tickets). (more...)
James Clement's FOUR SISTERS is Re-Imagined At Theatre For The New City James Clement's FOUR SISTERS is Re-Imagined At Theatre For The New City
by BWW News Desk on February 18, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

What Will the Neighbors Say? is excited to announce its reading of Four Sisters, a play by Co-Artistic Director James Clements, at Theatre for the New City. Presented as part of the theatre's Scratch Night Series, WWTNS? will share the re-imagined script on Monday, March 26th at 7pm at 155 1st Avenue. There is a $5.00 suggested donation to support the continuation of this vital artistic development program. (more...)
Previews Start Tonight For Obie/Drama Desk Winner Deirdre O'Connell In TERMINUS At Next Door At NYTW Previews Start Tonight For Obie/Drama Desk Winner Deirdre O'Connell In TERMINUS At Next Door At NYTW
by BWW News Desk on February 17, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Monk Parrots announce casting for their New York premiere of Gabriel Jason Dean's (Princeton Hodder Fellow, Dramatist's Guild Fellowship, Broadway Blacklist) critically acclaimed play TERMINUS, directed by Lucie Tiberghien (The Other Thing, Don't Go Gentle, Soldier X, Hoodoo Love, The Pavilion). TERMINUS runs from February 17 - March 10, 2018 in a limited engagement at NEXT DOOR at NYTW, located at 83 East 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue in New York City. Previews begin February 17 for a February 20 opening. (more...)
Talkbacks At SUBWAY STORY (A SHOOTING) To Elucidate Pressures Driving Gun Violence In Young People Talkbacks At SUBWAY STORY (A SHOOTING) To Elucidate Pressures Driving Gun Violence In Young People
by BWW News Desk on February 17, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Talk-backs will be held at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., after each Sunday matinee performance of 'Subway Story (A Shooting),' written and directed by William Electric Black. The talk-backs were developed to help elucidate for the play's audiences the pressures that drive the epidemic of gun violence in young people. (more...)
Rodrigo Nogueira's THE IDEAL OBITUARY To Premiere At The Tank Rodrigo Nogueira's THE IDEAL OBITUARY To Premiere At The Tank
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the World Premiere of Brazillian playwright Rodrigo Nogueira's dark comedy, The Ideal Obituary at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) March 8-24. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. Tickets ($20/$15 students & seniors) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org. (more...)
FIAF Announces LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD as Part of Tilt Kids Festival FIAF Announces LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD as Part of Tilt Kids Festival
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to present Joel Pommerat's Little Red Riding Hood, a rare stateside performance of his most celebrated work, to open the third annual Tilt Kids Festival. Performances will take place at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall (55 East 59th Street) on Saturday, March 3 at 12 & 7pm, and Sunday, March 4 at 12pm.There will also be a Festival opening brunch before the Saturday matinee from 11am-12pm. (more...)
Solo Character Comedy, HOW TO SUFFER BETTER Pits Struggling Humans Against Each Other Solo Character Comedy, HOW TO SUFFER BETTER Pits Struggling Humans Against Each Other
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

What does it mean to suffer better? In this one-woman comedy show performed by Edinburgh Fringe alumni Amanda Erin Miller, six unlucky contestants from different walks of life present their struggles to you, the audience. (more...)
Robert Patrick's JUDAS Next Up At Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Robert Patrick's JUDAS Next Up At Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces that Robert Patrick's drama, Judas, starring Josh Tyson in the title role, will start performances on April 27 and will run for 22 performances through May 13 at The Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street in NYC. (more...)
Joust Theatre Company Announces Playwrights Selected for 'The Writer's Round Table' Joust Theatre Company Announces Playwrights Selected for 'The Writer's Round Table'
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Joust Theatre Company is thrilled to introduce The Writer's Round Table, a new developmental writers' group comprised of four carefully selected playwrights whose work challenges and/or reimagines systemic norms. These four playwrights will join us in a 9-month developmental process to exchange ideas and develop their plays which will culminate in each play receiving two public workshop performances, presented in repertory in the Spring and Fall of 2018. Specific dates and locations of these workshops will be announced soon. (more...)
The Assembly Announces World Premiere of SEAGULLMACHINE At La MaMa The Assembly Announces World Premiere of SEAGULLMACHINE At La MaMa
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

La MaMa, in association with The Assembly, presents the world premiere of SEAGULLMACHINE, created by The Assembly, conceived by Nick Benacerraf, co-directed by Jess Chayes (Lucille Lortel Award winner) and Nick Benacerraf, and text by Anton Chekhov, Heiner Muller and The Assembly. SEAGULLMACHINE runs from April 14 - 29, 2018 in a limited engagement at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin April 14 for an April 16 opening. (more...)
Mammoth Follies Roars Into TPAC in March Mammoth Follies Roars Into TPAC in March
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the next event in the 2017-2018 Family Series Season: Mammoth Follies on Saturday, March 10 at 1:30PM. Mammoth Follies is part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2017-2018 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.   (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look At BRILLIANT TRACES Off-Broadway Photo Flash: First Look At BRILLIANT TRACES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Art of Warr Productions, in association with Ruddy Productions, is pleased to share a first look at Cindy Lou Johnson's BRILLIANT TRACES, directed by Joshua Warr. Performances for BRILLIANT TRACES begin tonight at The WorkShop Theater (312 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018) and continue through Sunday, March 4th, 2018. Opening Night is Saturday, February 17 (8:00 p.m.). (more...)
IRT Theater presents The New Collectives Production of LIFE BRIEF & GLORIOUS IRT Theater presents The New Collectives Production of LIFE BRIEF & GLORIOUS
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

IRT Theater presents The New Collectives production of  a new play by Bryn Manion. Directed by Rachel Dart. (more...)
Charles L. Mee's FIRST LOVE Directed By Kim Weild Will Begin Performances On June 7 Charles L. Mee's FIRST LOVE Directed By Kim Weild Will Begin Performances On June 7
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

???????Cherry Lane Theatre (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founder; Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Co-Artistic Directors) is proud to announce dates for its upcoming Founder's Project presentation of Charles L. Mee's FIRST LOVE, directed by Kim Weild. Performances will begin on June 7, the production will open on June 15, and run through July 8 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). Tickets are $65-$95 and are available at www.cherrylanetheatre.org. (more...)
The Spring Fling (Year 8) Playwrights Announced The Spring Fling (Year 8) Playwrights Announced
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Chemistry, seven new short plays by Mario Correa (Tail! Spin!), Jahna Ferron-Smith (Ensemble Studio Theatre's Youngblood), Jon Kern (Modern Terrorism), Dan McCabe (Christina Martinez), Mara Nelson-Greenberg (Do You Feel Anger?), Erica Saleh (Channel Zero, Wisdom of the Crowd) and Amy Staats (Eddie and Dave). (more...)
NYTF Presents 'From The Yiddish Rialto To The Silver Screen' NYTF Presents 'From The Yiddish Rialto To The Silver Screen'
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

???????National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) continues this season's presentations of concert productions exploring Yiddish theatre's golden age with From the Yiddish Rialto to the Silver Screen on Sunday, March 11 at 2 pm., performed Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC. (more...)
Elevator Repair Service Announces Cast & Creative Team For EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF Elevator Repair Service Announces Cast & Creative Team For EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Elevator Repair Service, "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies" (New York Times), is pleased to present the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins. (more...)
The Maxamoo Podcast Chats with Composer Joe Diebes about his New Opera, OYSTER The Maxamoo Podcast Chats with Composer Joe Diebes about his New Opera, OYSTER
by Maxamoo on February 14, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

An interview with composer and multidisciplinary artist Joe Diebes on his new work oyster and how he's expanding the meaning of opera. (more...)
American Theatre Of Actors presents An Evening Of One-Act Plays By Phil Paradis American Theatre Of Actors presents An Evening Of One-Act Plays By Phil Paradis
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

 James Jennings announced that American Theatre of Actors will present An Evening of Three One-Act Plays by Phil Paradis opens Valentine's Day, and continues February14-18, 2018 at the Beckman Theater, 2nd floor, 314 West 54th Street, New York, NY. Tickets are $15 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling 212-581-3044. (more...)
Week One Winner Announced For The 7th Annual February Players Theatre Short Play Festival Week One Winner Announced For The 7th Annual February Players Theatre Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Things are heating up in the village as the Players Theatre continues to host its annual February Short Play Festival - Sex! The festival opened with a bang this week featuring five new plays with themes that ranged from S&M to Twisted Trysts to Little Red Revamped. (more...)
Working Theater to Premiere Adam Kraar's ALTERNATING CURRENTS as Part of Five Boroughs/One City Initiative Working Theater to Premiere Adam Kraar's ALTERNATING CURRENTS as Part of Five Boroughs/One City Initiative
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Working Theater (Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director) will present the World Premiere of Adam Kraar's Alternating Currents, directed by Kareem Fahmy (James Scruggs's 3/Fifths at 3LD) as part of their Five Boroughs/One City Initiative with performances in Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, and Brooklyn, April 26-May 27. (more...)
BLACK BEAUTY Makes US Premiere at The New Victory BLACK BEAUTY Makes US Premiere at The New Victory
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Saddle up and jump headlong into a tale where loneliness gives way to hope, friends become heroes and courage saves the day! Following two wins for Best Design and Best Production for Children, and five nominations including Best Director and Best New Play by the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, Black Beauty is a fun-filled twist on Anna Sewell's classic. With storytelling at its finest by Andy Manley and Andy Cannon and a versatile set full of surprises designed by Shona Reppe, Black Beauty canters onto the New Victory stage for its U.S. Premiere from March 16-25, 2018. (more...)
Performance Space New York's East Village Series Opens February 17 Performance Space New York's East Village Series Opens February 17
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Performance Space New York kicks off its East Village Series, contemplating the past, present, and future of the organization and its neighborhood, with Welcome to Lenapehoking (February 17, 4pm, Free), a partnership with the The Lenape Center, and Avant-Garde-Arama, the extravaganza of experimentation that's also the organization's longest-running program (February 18, 6pm, Free). Performance Space New York's Executive Artistic Director Jenny Schlenzka steps into her new curatorial role with these events honoring the neighborhood's original caretakers and the organization's own trailblazing roots, as springboards into an exhilarating new chapter. (more...)
Photo Flash: Talking Band presents the World Premiere of FUSIFORM GYRUS - A SEPTET FOR TWO SCIENTISTS AND FIVE HORNS Photo Flash: Talking Band presents the World Premiere of FUSIFORM GYRUS - A SEPTET FOR TWO SCIENTISTS AND FIVE HORNS
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

Talking Band will present the world premiere of Fusiform Gyrus - A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns, written and composed by OBIE Award winner Ellen Maddow, and directed by Ellie Heyman, running from February 7 - 25, 2018 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. Previews began February 7 for a February 13 opening. (more...)
A BROOKLYN BOY Approaches Opening at East Village Playhouse A BROOKLYN BOY Approaches Opening at East Village Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Off-Off-Broadway

The acclaimed play A Brooklyn Boy, a one man show co-written and performed by Steven Prescod and co-written and directed by Moises Roberto Belizario, will have its official Off-Off-Broadway opening night on Thursday, February 15, 2018. A Brooklyn Boy is now in previews at the East Village Playhouse (340 East 6th Street). (more...)