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2024 Chain Theater Winter One Act Festival Submissions Now Open

The Chain One Act Festival is calling all playwrights, actors, directors, and producers to submit their latest one-act for production this winter. Learn more about how to submit here!

Christo Davids Directs ORPHANS at The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town This October

Stage and television star, Christo Davids, directs a stellar trio in Lyle Kessler's critically acclaimed, Orphans, at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio in Cape Town. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

Shakespeare@ to Re-Launch as The Curtain With New Adaptation of ROMEO & JULIET

Discover The Curtain's thrilling re-launch with their all-new production of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet'.

Meet Adam Dennis Geiger- A Maverick In The Theatre Industry

The Golden Age of Broadway, the 1940s and 50s, was an era in which Broadway began flourishing with a crossover between theatre and cinema. The Actors Studio emerged in New York City and inspired artists to work in underground private groups and master classes. While many are nostalgic for that “old studio era” of Broadway, one person, in particular, has made it his mission to bring art back to the stage: Adam Dennis Geiger.

Chain Theatre is Now Accepting Submissions For Summer One-Act Festival

The Chain One Act Festival is currently accepting submissions. All performances will take place in their newly renovated 99-seat Off-Broadway theater in the heart of midtown. Original works 10 minutes to 60 minutes in length will be accepted.

The Drama Book Shop Reading of TRUTH, LIES, AND DECEPTION with Star Cast and Conversation With Playwright Joanna Pickering

The tony award-winning Drama Book Shop is hosting a special in-person conversation with playwright Joanna Pickering on May 2nd, 7.30pm to discuss her trilogy: Truth, Lies and Deception.

Christiane Noll, David Burtka, And More To Star In GOD OF CARNAGE Off-Broadway Debut

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, the only professional Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to advancing artists and developing audiences of people with disabilities, will present the Off Broadway debut with Yasmina Reza's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage, with a translation by Christopher Hampton.

Chazz Palminteri Stars in a Staged Reading Of IF YOU LOVE ME at The Actors Studio This Weekend

This weekend, The Actors Studio, located at 432 West 44th Street, will open its doors to the public for a staged reading of If You Love Me, a staged reading of a new play by Lyle Kessler (Orphans). Directed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri (Bullets Over Broadway, A Bronx Tale) leads a cast featuring Gabe Furman, Kathleen Simmonds and Connor Chase Stewart.

Chazz Palminteri, Bobby Moresco & More to be Featured in The Actors Studio February Events

In February, The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights.

LAByrinth Theater Company Announces 30th Anniversary Season, Featuring the World Premiere of DÍA Y NOCHE & More

LAByrinth Theater Company will launch into its 30th Anniversary season with the return of The Barn Series 2023, an annual festival featuring a full roster of new plays, and Día Y Noche, a world premiere production written by David Anzuelo (Shared Sentences) and directed by Carlos Armesto (The Who’s Tommy).

Lyle Kessler's One-Acts Join Chain Theatre's Winter One-Act Festival

Following their critically-acclaimed 2022 Season (including NY Times Critic's Pick macbitches) Chain Theatre is pleased to announce the 2023 Winter One Act Festival with a special selection of one acts by stage and screen legend: Lyle Kessler (Orphans, The Watering Place, Perp).

Dan Lauria to Star in Staged Reading of LAST DAY by Richard Vetere

Eric Krebs & THEATER555 will present a staged reading of Last Day by Richard Vetere. Inspired by the William Butler Yeats quote, 'The beautiful and innocent have no enemy but time.' Last Day is a vigorous exploration of love & friendship at the end of the 20th Century.

Al Pacino to Discuss His Career at AL PACINO LIVE ON STAGE Benefit at Gindi Auditorium

The storied career of actor Al Pacino is to be celebrated in a one night only fundraiser Al Pacino Live on Stage, presented on Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 pm at Gindi Auditorium American Jewish University. 

Over 190 Performances Set for Theater for the New City's 27th LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

With the roster still building, Theater for the New City has currently scheduled over 190 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers and film makers for its 27th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which will be mounted May 27 to 29 in and around Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street).

John Patrick Shanley & Lyle Kessler to Present New Work with Bridge Production Group in August

The Bridge Production Group will present World Premiere short plays by Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt), a staged reading of a new play by Lyle Kessler (Orphans), and a workshop on devised theatre with new presentations from The Assembly.

Keri René Fuller, Jennifer Apple and Josh Daniel Will Lead [title of show] With Bridge Production Group Next Month

The Bridge Production Group's residency at the Brooklyn Navy Yards will also feature world premiere short plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt), a staged reading of a new play by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Lyle Kessler (Orphans), and the Picnic Plays, a series of informal readings of new work currently in development. 

Bridge Production Group Announces Residency at Brooklyn Navy Yards Featuring Premieres by John Patrick Shanley & More

The Bridge Production Group has announced a return to live theatre with an outdoor summer residency at the Brooklyn Navy Yards this August that will include a production of [title of show] packed with Broadway talent, world premiere short plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) & more.

Michael Cerveris, Joanna Gleason, Cherry Jones and More Featured in Guild Hall's 90th Season

Guild Hall has announced the artists and events for its landmark 90th season which begins at the end of May and will feature author Salman Rushdie, American Ballet Theatre, Emmy-winners Susan Lucci & Joy Behar, 5-time Tony-winner Susan Stroman, Oscar & Tony-winner Mercedes Ruehl, and more.

Queens Theatre To Offer Virtual Performing Arts Classes For NYC Students During Spring Break

Queens Theatre (QT) will present a week of virtual performing arts classes to engage students during the New York City Public School spring break-from Monday, March 29th to Friday, April 2, 2021-to spark participants' imaginations and grow their natural performance skills through fun, targeted theater activities, and rigorous workshops.


Lyle Kessler has written 3 shows including The Watering Place (Playwright), Collision (Playwright), Orphans (Playwright).

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