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Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents SWORD OF THE UNICORN Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents SWORD OF THE UNICORN
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

'Sword of the Unicorn' is an original play written and directed by Harrison Stengle. Unlike the vast majority of fantasy and sci-fi stories, which exclude or ignore LGBTQ narratives, it takes on a surrealistic sci-fi interpretation of what it is like for the play's hero, Sebastian, to come out to his father. Sebastian travels across the cosmos to obtain the mythical Sword of the Unicorn while overcoming his fears and doubts about his sexuality. (more...)
The Civil War Is Not Over... Brave New World Rep to Present Immersive Production of THE PLANTATION The Civil War Is Not Over... Brave New World Rep to Present Immersive Production of THE PLANTATION
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Brave New World Repertory Theatre (BNW) presents The Plantation, the bold new adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in 1870 Virginia after the emancipation of the slaves but before the onset of Jim Crow. (more...)
JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Recognized by The Village Voice as 'Best Scrappy Brooklyn Theater' in their Best of 2016 issue, JACK presents a flurry of some of today's key experimenting artists in theater, dance and music, with new work by playwrights Virginia Grise, Azure Osborne-Lee, nicHi douglas, Karma Mayetand Justin Kuritzkes, by choreographer Nicole Bindler, and by composer Justin Hicks with director Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)
Doric Wilson's STREET THEATER to Launch TOSOS' 2017-18 Season Doric Wilson's STREET THEATER to Launch TOSOS' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Please join TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence) and the Eagle Bar NYC for STREET THEATER, Doric Wilson's award-winning satire about the evening of the Stonewall riots. (more...)
Gallery Players to Open 51st Season with ANNIE in Brooklyn Gallery Players to Open 51st Season with ANNIE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Gallery Players charges into its 51st season with their first show, the beloved and uplifting Annie.  It tells the story of a plucky and lovable orphan girl, a millionaire, and how they find their forever family with each other.  This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the original Broadway production. The show has been a family favorite ever since.  (more...)
La MaMa ETC presents MADAME NIGHT SHADE'S POISON GARDEN La MaMa ETC presents MADAME NIGHT SHADE'S POISON GARDEN
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

In this dark, visceral comedy vegetables are transformed into semi-automatic weapons, Snow White becomes a spring-onion wielding Samurai, and Mars Bars represent the 'shit' of the world. (more...)
Site-Specific COURAGE Begins Tonight at NACL Site-Specific COURAGE Begins Tonight at NACL
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Actress Debra Winger will appear in a cameo role in the NACL Theatre (North American Cultural Laboratory) production of COURAGE, a site specific, immersive theatrical journey, inspired by Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and her Children, and conceived and directed by NACL artistic director, Tannis Kowalchuk. (more...)
Piper Rasmussen's THE WOMAN ILLUSION to Play TNC's Dream Up Festival Piper Rasmussen's THE WOMAN ILLUSION to Play TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

'The Woman Illusion,' written and directed by Piper Rasmussen, is a playful, wicked gallery of ways to be a woman, interspersed with parlor magic. (more...)
ONE IN A MILLION Musical Coming to The Riverside Theatre This Fall ONE IN A MILLION Musical Coming to The Riverside Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

One in a Million is produced and directed by Kevin Davis, a rousing feel-good off-Broadway musical, encompasses the teachings that the apostle Paul instructed to Timothy about wealth. (more...)
Rachel Schmeling's YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival Rachel Schmeling's YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

'You, Me, and Anxiety' is a solo cabaret show, written and performed by Rachel Schmeling, on the subject of mental health. This show is part stand up, part audience interaction, part musical journey and part panic disaster. Schmeling takes her audience on a wild one-hour ride into the mental state of someone dealing with anxiety and panic disorder. (more...)
Stripped Scripts to Premiere Kieron Barry's TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE at Theater 511 Stripped Scripts to Premiere Kieron Barry's TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE at Theater 511
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Stripped Scripts (with Executive Producer Greg Schaffert) will present the NYC Premiere of Kieron Barry's Tomorrow in the Battle, directed by Tana Sirois at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue), October 11-28. (more...)
ALIVE! 55+ AND KICKIN' to Return to Harlem This Fall ALIVE! 55+ AND KICKIN' to Return to Harlem This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Back by popular demand for six more weeks, Vy Higginsen's smash hit, ALIVE! 55+ and Kickin' returns for its 5th year to The Dempsey Theater in Harlem (127 W. 127th Street) For a six-week engagement on Saturdays, October 14th through November 18th at 1pm. (more...)
THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2 to Bring Puppets and Joy to HERE This September THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2 to Bring Puppets and Joy to HERE This September
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Little Shadow Productions, in association with HERE, presents THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2, written and performed by award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden (Avenue Q National Tour), with live musical stylings by Jeb Colwell, and directed by Jessica Lazar. (more...)
VILLAGE, MY HOME to Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival VILLAGE, MY HOME to Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Marcina Zaccaria's provocative and timely new drama Village, My Home, about diverse New Yorkers confronting cultural and political uncertainties, will premiere at the 2017 Dream Up Festival for a special limited engagement. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with ONE NATION, ONE MISSION, ONE PROMISE Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with ONE NATION, ONE MISSION, ONE PROMISE
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

ONE NATION, ONE MISSION, ONE PROMISE, a play about the heroes who gave their lives so we may have the privileges we take for granted today, is in rehearsals for a performance this Thursday! A talkback will be offered immediately following the performance.  (more...)
NYC Premiere of SMALL WORLD Comes to 59E59 Theaters NYC Premiere of SMALL WORLD Comes to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The New York City premiere of SMALL WORLD, written by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Joe Brancato. (more...)
Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD Premieres Tonight at HERE Arts Center Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD Premieres Tonight at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Actor, novelist and playwright Jim Shankman, the recipient of the Best Playwriting Award at 2015 FringeNYC for his play The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will, will debut his latest work, Heartless Bastard, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). (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-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...)
'PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED' Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival 'PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED' Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Children are a joy, right? Not to Irene, the teacher's assistant (and leading character) in 'Parental Guidance Suggested (An Unfortunately True Musical Dramedy),' a darkly comedic, partly autobiographical musical about the chaos of working at a daycare on minimum wage. (more...)
New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)
New Yiddish Rep's AWAKE AND SING, THE INVISIBLE BOOK and More Set for Theater at the 14th Street Y's 2017-18 Season New Yiddish Rep's AWAKE AND SING, THE INVISIBLE BOOK and More Set for Theater at the 14th Street Y's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village with their 2017-2018 Season. (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-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...)
Royal Family Productions and We So Hapa Join Forces for SONGS OF OTHERNESS Royal Family Productions and We So Hapa Join Forces for SONGS OF OTHERNESS
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, is partnering with We So Hapa, a non-profit group founded to showcase multi-ethnic talent, for this diversity-centric, one-night-only cabaret event entitled Songs of Otherness on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)
Anthony Logan Cole and More to Present Fully Immersive CURIOSITIES Anthony Logan Cole and More to Present Fully Immersive CURIOSITIES
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)
BRILLIANT TRACES to Start This September at Roy Arias Stage II BRILLIANT TRACES to Start This September at Roy Arias Stage II
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Off-Off-Broadway

FSC Productions presents 'Brilliant Traces' by Cindy Lou Johnson beginning at Roy Arias Stage II September 13th with performances through October 1st. David Newer directs. The cast features Faust Checho* and Lisa Fernandez*. *(Member of Actors Equity). (more...)