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Fountain Theatre Co-Founder Deborah Lawlor Passes Away at 83
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2023


BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Fountain Theatre co-founder Deborah Lawlor passed away on Tuesday, May 2, at the age of 83.

First Ever Revival of EVELYN BROWN (A DIARY) to be Presented at La MaMa in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 3, 2023


La MaMa will present the first-ever revival of Evelyn Brown (A Diary), a lost work by the celebrated playwright María Irene Fornés (1930–2018).

THE SERPENT Announced At The Odyssey Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021


The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble re-opens its re-envisioning of the Odyssey's 1969 West Coast premiere of The Serpent, the Obie award-winning play by Jean-Claude van Itallie. The production initially opened in March, 2020 as part of the Odyssey's 50th Anniversary “Circa '69” Season, but was shuttered five days later by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

University Of The Arts Presents PROMENADE!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2021


The University of the Arts will present Promenade, book and lyrics by María Irene Fornés, music by Rev. Al Carmines, directed by Amy Dugas Brown, as part of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Spring 2021 remote season. The project will be available for viewing February 5 through February 14, 2021.

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre Goes Virtual With Online Content
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2020


What happens when a pandemic strikes and one of the region's most adventurous and exciting small theater companies is forced to close its doors to the public? It rummages through its archives and goes a?oevirtuala??!

VIDEO: The Cast of PROMENADE Sings 'Four' at City Center
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2020


In the latest installment, the great Megan Hilty performs 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' in the 2012 production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Mabou Mines Has Added a Free Film Screening and PROMENADE Concert Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020


Mabou Mines, the esteemed experimental theater company, and Weathervane Productions, in association with Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival, add free documentary film screening and Promenade concert performance, and announce complete casting for a unique upcoming celebration of legendary playwright and director María Irene Fornés. The February 21-March 7 engagement centers on the New York premiere of Philip Glass' transformation of her five-page play Drowning into an opera and a version of Fornés' acclaimed Mud. JoAnne Akalaitis directs these two intimate productions-both with new music composed by Glass-at Mabou Mines (150 First Avenue).

Ron Sossi Re-Visits Obie Award-Winning THE SERPENT 50 Years Later
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2020


Go ahead a?" take the apple. Founding artistic director Ron Sossi directs a revival of The Serpent by Jean-Claude van Itallie a?" winner of the 1969 Obie award and arguably the most successful ensemble work ever created a?" as part of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary a?oeCirca '69a?? Season. Sossi previously directed the West Coast premiere exactly 50 years ago, in the spring of 1970, as the second production ever at the then brand-new Odyssey Theatre. The Serpent opens on March 7 at the Odyssey's current home in West L.A., where performances will continue through May 3.

Photo Flash: Odyssey Theatre Presents Sam Shepard's THE UNSEEN HAND
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2020


What happens when 1880 Western bandits are brought back to life in Azusa, CA by a space alien? Sam Shepard's The Unseen Hand joins Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary “Circa '69” Season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the company's inception, coupled with Shepard's gritty and audacious Killer's Head. Longtime Shepard collaborator Darrell Larson directs both plays for a Jan. 25 opening at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A., where performances will continue through March 8.

Sam Shepard Double Bill Joins Odyssey's 50th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2019


What happens when 1880 Western bandits are brought back to life in Azusa, CA by a space alien? Sam Shepard's The Unseen Hand joins Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary a?oeCirca '69a?? Season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the company's inception, coupled with Shepard's gritty and audacious Killer's Head. Longtime Shepard collaborator Darrell Larson directs both plays for a Jan. 18 opening at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A., where performances will continue through March 8.

50th Anniversary Concert Production of Al Carmines' CHRISTMAS RAPPINGS is Coming to Judson Memorial Church
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019


Christmas Rappings is back in a very special 50th Anniversary concert production of this beloved Greenwich Village tradition-a Christmas oratorio unlike any other. When Al Carmines introduced audiences to Rappings on December 14, 1969, they had come to expect the surprising range and inventiveness of this multiple Obie-award winner, but perhaps not an evening that faithfully tells the Christmas story through such a high-spirited, often funny, collision of musical genres, from country to classical to blues to gospel, and even with a rousing tango.

Review: IN CIRCLES Brings the Free-Spirited 1968 Off-Broadway Scene to the Odyssey Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2019


IN CIRCLES is a feast for the eyes, even if Gertrude Stein's texts as lyrics seem nonsensical at times. Just go with the flow and let the atmosphere of the avant-garde 1968 theatre scene set your mind free! If only Stein's lover Alice B. Toklas was there to hand out her special recipe brownies to enhance the 80-minute experience!

Photo Flash: First Look at Odyssey's IN CIRCLES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2019


“Papa Dozes, Mama Blows Her Noses.” That's just one of the delightfully quirky musical numbers from In Circles, the Obie award-winning musical romp adapted by composer Al Carmines from A Circular Play by Gertrude Stein. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble is reviving the 1968 off-Broadway hit as part of its 50th Anniversary “Circa '69” Season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the company's 1969 inception. The run commences on Sept. 14, with renowned director David Schweizer, musical director Kenneth J. Grimes and choreographer Kate Coleman at the helm. Performances will continue through Nov. 10 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A.

Odyssey Revives Gertrude Stein Musical IN CIRCLES
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2019


a?oePapa Dozes, Mama Blows Her Noses.a?? That's just one of the delightfully quirky musical numbers from In Circles, the Obie award-winning musical romp adapted by composer Al Carmines from A Circular Play by Gertrude Stein.

BWW Review: Encores! Off-Center Brings Back Maria Irene Fornes and Rev. Al Carmines' Fresh and Vibrant PROMENADE
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2019


Through the leadership of Reverend Bernard Scott, Greenwich Village's Judson Memorial Church became a center for emerging artists during the 1950s, welcoming the experimental, the avant-garde and the political to have their work seen without fear of censorship.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bryonha Marie Parham, Bonnie Milligan & More in Encores! PROMENADE
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 11, 2019


Next up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season.

TV: Check Out Highlights from the Latest Encores! Endeavor PROMENADE
by Julie Musbach - Jul 10, 2019


Next up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season.

TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Encores! PROMENADE, with Bryonha Marie Parham, Bonnie Milligan & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 3, 2019


Next up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season. The cast is in rehearsals and gave us a special sneak peek! Go behind the scenes with the whole company below!

TV: What Is Encores! PROMENADE All About? We Put the Cast to the Test!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 5, 2019


While the cast was in rehearsals, they stopped to play a little game that we like to call Synopsis Showdown! Watch as they find the words to tell us more about the almost forgotten musical!

Bonnie Milligan, Soara-Joye Ross, Among Cast of Encores! PROMENADE
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2019


Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Anne Kauffman today announced casting for the production of Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season.

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