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The Hearth to Present World Premiere of Gracie Gardner's ATHENA The Hearth to Present World Premiere of Gracie Gardner's ATHENA
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Hearth will present the World Premiere of Gracie Gardner's female coming of age story, ATHENA, directed by Emma Miller (NYIT nominated director of For Annie) at JACK (505 Waverly Avenue between Fulton and Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn), February 15-March 3, 2018. (more...)
Under the Radar Works, Dance Premieres and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2018 Winter/Spring Season Under the Radar Works, Dance Premieres and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2018 Winter/Spring Season
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

NYU Skirball's 2018 Winter/Spring season will feature works by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works, showcasing diverse and cutting-edge international talent from Slovakia, Brussels, Chile, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, the U.K. and the United States. (more...)
Roger Guenveur Smith's THE HENDRIX PROJECT Set for The Public's Under the Radar Festival Roger Guenveur Smith's THE HENDRIX PROJECT Set for The Public's Under the Radar Festival
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

BRIC teams up with the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival and CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) to present the New York premiere of Roger Guenveur Smith and CNP's The Hendrix Project, January 11-14, 2018, at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn), as part of the Public Theater's 2018 Under the Radar Festival. (more...)
Artist Visas and Immigration Talkback Follows GREENCARD WEDDING at HERE Artist Visas and Immigration Talkback Follows GREENCARD WEDDING at HERE
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

A talkback event on artist visas and immigration with special guest, attorney Tafiya Khan, is scheduled to immediately follow the 4pm matinee of Greencard Wedding today, December 9th, at HERE (145 Avenue of the Americas, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street). Admission to the event is free, and open to the general public. (more...)
Hamlet Isn't Dead Presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Starting Tonight Hamlet Isn't Dead Presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Hamlet Isn't Dead will present William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, tonight, December 9, through December 16, 2017. (more...)
Performance Space 122 Announces 2018 Coil Festival Lineup Performance Space 122 Announces 2018 Coil Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Performance Space 122, the birthplace of contemporary performance as it is known today, returns to its legendary home in the East Village, under the leadership of new Executive Artistic Director Jenny Schlenzka, after nearly six years presenting new works in partnership with venues across New York City. The institution will welcome the public to its newly renovated, column-free facilities at 150 1st Avenue - custom-designed by Deborah Berke Partners for interdisciplinary performance - with its 2018 Coil Festival (January 10 February 4, 2018). (more...)
New Folk Musical WHAT'S YOUR WISH? Plays the West End Theatre New Folk Musical WHAT'S YOUR WISH? Plays the West End Theatre
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Theatre Now New York, Thomas Morrissey, artistic director and Chris Giordano, managing director present the new folk-musical comedy, Thicket & Thistle's What's Your Wish?, currently running through December 16th at the West End Theatre at 263 West 86th Street off West End Avenue in Manhattan, as part of Theatre Now New York's Three New Musicals in Rotating Rep. (more...)
New Play THE ART OF HIJAB, KOHL BLACK, AND THE RIGHT WAY TO PRAY to Premiere in Brooklyn New Play THE ART OF HIJAB, KOHL BLACK, AND THE RIGHT WAY TO PRAY to Premiere in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Art of Hijab, Kohl Black and the Right Way to Pray, Sarah Badiyah Sakaan's new play inspired by YouTube beauty and hijab styling tutorials taught by Muslim women, premieres January 11, 2018, at FiveMyles in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, directed by Jessica Silsby Brater. (more...)
Photo Flash: Jimmy Fowlie, Jordan Black, Nick Adams and More Celebrate SO LONG BOULDER CITY Opening Photo Flash: Jimmy Fowlie, Jordan Black, Nick Adams and More Celebrate SO LONG BOULDER CITY Opening
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

So Long Boulder City, a new comedy co-written and starring Jimmy Fowlie, opened last night at Subculture Theatre (45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs). Jimmy was joined by director and co-writer Jordan Black, Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Drew Droege (Bright Colors and Bold Patterns). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE POOL at The Flea Theater Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE POOL at The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Pool, a pop-up theater company, will present three new plays in rotating rep from November 15 - December 16, 2017 in a limited 5-week engagement at The Flea Theater's brand-new Tribeca home, located at 20 Thomas Street. The plays are Susan Bernfield's TANIA IN THE GETAWAY VAN directed by Portia Krieger, Peter Gil-Sheridan's THE RAFA PLAY directed by Morgan Gould, and Lynn Rosen's WASHED UP ON THE POTOMAC directed by Jos Zayas. (more...)
Admiral George Dewey Off-Off-Broadway Play Reading To Show His Compassionate Side Admiral George Dewey Off-Off-Broadway Play Reading To Show His Compassionate Side
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

A historical drama about how Admiral George Dewey came to the court martial defense of his defeated Spanish naval foe at the Battle of Manila Bay aims to change the way most Americans think about him. Dewey, who is still the only person in history to hold the rank of Admiral of the Navy, distinguished himself at the May 1, 1898 Battle of Manila Bay where he gave his famous order, 'You may fire when you are ready, Gridley.' He received New York City's first ticker tape parade which was attended by an estimated crowd of two million. (more...)
THE CULT PLAY Opens At NYC's Phoenix Theatre Ensemble THE CULT PLAY Opens At NYC's Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces the world premiere of Topher Cusumano's (pictured) The Cult Play will begin previews on January 27 and will play through February 17 at The Paradise Factory Theatre at 64 East 4th Street (next door to La Mama) in NYC. (more...)
The AlphaNYC's TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN Begins Tonight The AlphaNYC's TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case-until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. 'This is a remarkable thing about democracy,' says the foreign-born juror, 'that we are notified by mail to come down to this place-and decide on the guilt or innocence of a person; of a man or woman we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.' But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry women. (more...)
Bill Camp, Edie Falco, Greg Hildreth and More Perform Plays by 9- and 10-Year-Olds in STIRRING THE POT Today Bill Camp, Edie Falco, Greg Hildreth and More Perform Plays by 9- and 10-Year-Olds in STIRRING THE POT Today
by BroadwayWorld JR on December 08, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. (more...)
Laura Frye Plays 'Jacob Marley' in Titan Theatre Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starting Tonight Laura Frye Plays 'Jacob Marley' in Titan Theatre Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The award-winning Titan Theatre Company presents the Charles Dickens classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Emily Trask and Lenny Banovez. (more...)
Artist Visas and Immigration Talkback to Follow GREENCARD WEDDING at HERE Artist Visas and Immigration Talkback to Follow GREENCARD WEDDING at HERE
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

A talkback event on artist visas and immigration with special guest, attorney Tafiya Khan, is scheduled to immediately follow the 4pm matinee of Greencard Wedding on Saturday, December 9th at HERE (145 Avenue of the Americas, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street). Admission to the event is free, and open to the general public. (more...)
Motus Theater Company's PANORAMA to Play La MaMa This Winter Motus Theater Company's PANORAMA to Play La MaMa This Winter
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

PANORAMA - the latest work by the internationally renowned Motus Theater Company from Italy - makes its world-premiere in January 2018 at La MaMa (Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street) in collaboration with La MaMa's legendary Great Jones Repertory Company. Previews begin January 3rd prior to press opening on January 5th as part of The Public's Under The Radar Festival. (more...)
David Zen Mansley to Return with A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Theater for the New City David Zen Mansley to Return with A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Can the spirits of Christmas warm the heart of a bitter old miser? Find the answer yourself in David 'Zen' Mansley's production of the classic Charles Dickens tale. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at LA LA LAND-Inspired SO LONG BOULDER CITY at The Subculture Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at LA LA LAND-Inspired SO LONG BOULDER CITY at The Subculture Theatre
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

It's that one-woman show from La La Land you always knew you never wanted to see... So Long Boulder City, a new comedy co-written by and starring Jimmy Fowlie as La La Land's Mia Dolan, and co-written and directed by Jordan Black is currently playing at The Subculture Theatre, (45 Bleecker Street, downstairs) will open tomorrow, Thursday, December 7. So Long Boulder City is presented by Mike Lavoie, Carlee Briglia and Keith Boynton (Oh, Hello On (off) Broadway) and will play a limited engagement through January 7. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Fowlie onstage below! (more...)
LGBTQ Vlogger Drama GEMINI STARS/SCORPIO STARS Begins Tonight at La MaMa LGBTQ Vlogger Drama GEMINI STARS/SCORPIO STARS Begins Tonight at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

La MaMa presents the world premiere of GEMINI STARS / SCORPIO STARS by Pioneers Go East Collective. The production is conceived and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte in collaboration with Daniel Diaz. Performances begin tonight, December 7, at La MaMa Experimental Theatre. (more...)
WINTER WONDERLAND, Set in NYC, Begins Tonight at Theater for the New City WINTER WONDERLAND, Set in NYC, Begins Tonight at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Christmas has inspired plays and movies from It's a Wonderful Life to A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express to Miracle on 34th Street. Winter Wonderland, a new play debuting at Theater for the New City, gives us a new Christmas story set in New York City. (more...)
The AlphaNYC presents TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN Directed By Julia Bostrom The AlphaNYC presents TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN Directed By Julia Bostrom
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case-until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. 'This is a remarkable thing about democracy,' says the foreign-born juror, 'that we are notified by mail to come down to this place-and decide on the guilt or innocence of a person; of a man or woman we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.' But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry women. (more...)
New Georges to present Two Sound-Driven Plays In Rep at The Flea 2/14-3/4 New Georges to present Two Sound-Driven Plays In Rep at The Flea 2/14-3/4
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Producing Artistic Director; Jaynie Saunders Tiller, ManagStaff Board 5ing Director) will present two experimental plays in which sound design is intrinsic to story, text and theatrical landscape in rep together at The Flea Theater (20 Thomas Street between Church Street and Broadway), February 14-March 4. The rep will feature the World Premiere of Sound House, written by Stephanie Fleischmann (Red Fly, Blue Bottle at HERE; Eloise & Ray with New Georges), directed by Debbie Saivetz (Our Dad is in Atlantis with Working Theater) along with the World Premiere of This is the Color Described By the Time, conceived and directed by Lily Whitsitt and created by Door 10. Tickets (starting at $25) are available for advance purchase at www.newgeorges.org. (more...)
New Play Premieres About Finding Salvation At The Chelsea Hotel New Play Premieres About Finding Salvation At The Chelsea Hotel
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Critically acclaimed actor/writer Elizabeth Pugh will premiere her new play, 222 w. 23rd St., at Dixon Place on Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 pm. Directed by Audrey Rapoport. (more...)
UNITED SOLO 2017 Winner, Tulis McCall Brings New Show ALL IN GOOD TIME to the Playroom Theater UNITED SOLO 2017 Winner, Tulis McCall Brings New Show ALL IN GOOD TIME to the Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Tulis McCall, 3 time award winner for her 2015, 2016 and 2017 shows at UNITED SOLO will reprise her 2017 Best One Woman Show, All in Good Time, at The Playroom Theater on December 11th and 12th at 8pm. (more...)