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Benjamin Viertel (Director) Past: LOSERVILLE (York Theater), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Bristol Valley Theater), THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (New Ohio Theater), FIREFACE (The Brick), CLIPPED (Atlantic Stage II), KRAGTAR: AN AMERICAN MONSTER MUSICAL (West End Theatre), SAD INDIE LOVE SONG (IRT ... (read complete bio)
Brave New World's Presents New LGBTQIA Play LIVE/#2 Of Brave New Works' Trio Of New P Photo Brave New World's Presents New LGBTQIA Play LIVE/#2 Of Brave New Works' Trio Of New Plays
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 22, 2022

Brooklyn's Brave New World Repertory Theatre has announced the second play in its fifth annual new play reading series, Brave New Works 2022: Ditmas Park. In this yearly series, Brave New World Rep looks for new plays that address specific hot-button issues of social justice ranging from Race in America and Diversity to Climate Change and Police Reform. This year, the topic is: Stories from the Queer/LGBTQIA+ Community.

Brave New World Rep Presents BNWorks 2022 Photo Brave New World Rep Presents BNWorks 2022
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

Brooklyn's Brave New World Repertory Theatre has announced the fifth edition of its annual new play reading series, Brave New Works 2022: Ditmas Park. In this yearly series, Brave New World Rep (BNW) looks for new plays that address specific hot-button issues of social justice ranging from Race in America and Diversity to Climate Change and Police Reform.

Brave New World Rep to Present BRAVE NEW WORKS 2022: DITMAS PARK Photo Brave New World Rep to Present BRAVE NEW WORKS 2022: DITMAS PARK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2022

In this yearly series, Brave New World Rep (BNW) looks for new plays that address specific hot-button issues of social justice ranging from Race in America and Diversity to Climate Change and Police Reform. This year, the topic is: Stories from the Queer/LGBTQIA+ Community.

Lynn Clay Byrne's BETWEEN THE BARS Announces Community Conversations Photo Lynn Clay Byrne's BETWEEN THE BARS Announces Community Conversations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, directed by Benjamin Viertel, opening on September 30, 2021, has announced a weekly series of Community Conversations following select performances in October. 

BETWEEN THE BARS Announces Community Conversations- Moderated By Robert Galinsky Photo BETWEEN THE BARS Announces Community Conversations- Moderated By Robert Galinsky
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021

Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, directed by Benjamin Viertel, opening on September 30, 2021, has announced a weekly series of Community Conversations following select performances in October.  The post-performance discussions will feature a different local organization committed to restorative justice and/or prison reform, moderated by actor, writer, and activist Robert Galinsky.   

Lynn Clay Byrne's BETWEEN THE BARS Opens Tonight at HERE Arts Center Photo Lynn Clay Byrne's BETWEEN THE BARS Opens Tonight at HERE Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021

Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, directed by Benjamin Viertel, will begin performances on September 22 in advance of its opening night on September 30, 2021, and will initially run through October 30, 2021, at  HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue, NYC).

BETWEEN THE BARS Begins Performances Tonight at HERE Arts Center Photo BETWEEN THE BARS Begins Performances Tonight at HERE Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021

Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, directed by Benjamin Viertel, will begin performances on September 22  in advance of its opening night on September 30, 2021,  and will initially run through October 30, 2021, at  HERE Arts Center (145 6  th   Avenue, NYC).

BETWEEN THE BARS Opens at HERE Arts Center Photo BETWEEN THE BARS Opens at HERE Arts Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2021

Between The Bars was well into rehearsal and ready to open in March of 2020 when the pandemic hit and shut down theatres around the country. After 18 months, the cast and creative team will reconnect and finally return to the stage.  Learn about the play and how to get tickets.

The Orchard Project Announces 2021 Labs, Projects, and Participants Photo The Orchard Project Announces 2021 Labs, Projects, and Participants
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2021

The Orchard Project today announced its 2021 programs as well as the names of participating artists and companies.

Photo Flash: First Rehearsal of BETWEEN THE BARS at HERE Arts Center Photo Photo Flash: First Rehearsal of BETWEEN THE BARS at HERE Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2020

Between The Bars, a new play by ¬†Lynn Clay Byrne¬†, directed by ¬†Benjamin Viertel,¬†will begin performances on ¬†March 23¬† in advance of its opening night on March 31¬†and will initially run through April 25 at ¬†HERE Arts Center ¬†(¬†145 Sixth Avenue). Tickets are $44.50 ‚Äď $59.50 and can be purchased by visiting ¬†www.BetweentheBarsPlay.com.

Lynn Clay Byrne's BETWEEN THE BARS Will Begin Performances in March at HERE Arts Cent Photo Lynn Clay Byrne's BETWEEN THE BARS Will Begin Performances in March at HERE Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2020

Between The Bars , a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne , directed by Benjamin Viertel , will begin performances on March 23 in advance of its opening night on March 31 and will initially run through April 25 at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). Tickets are $44.50 - $59.50 and can be purchased by visiting www.BetweentheBarsPlay.com.

THE PIPER to Receive Reading at Rave Festival Photo THE PIPER to Receive Reading at Rave Festival
by Julie Musbach - Aug 12, 2019

The Piper, a new musical unfaithfully adapted from a?oeThe Pied Piper of Hamelina?? by Robert Browning receives one of three staged reading slots at Rave Theater Festival. The staged reading will be presented on Monday, August 19th at 12pm at Teatro Latea at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk Street, New York NY 10002).

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Michael Feinstein Salute to Sinatra and More Next Week Photo Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Michael Feinstein Salute to Sinatra and More Next Week
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 8, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Rave Theater Festival Adds Reading Series Photo Rave Theater Festival Adds Reading Series
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2019

The brand-new Rave Theater Festival has announced a reading series bringing an additional three shows to the inaugural festival's slate of twenty.  Beginning tomorrow, August 9, through August 25, 2019 at Clemente Soto Veléz Cultural and Educational Center (107 Suffolk Street) on the Lower East Side, Rave Theater Festival has selected a diverse roster of plays, musicals, family-friendly shows, and cross-disciplinary projects.  Several performances are already sold out. 

Shoshana Bean, Alice Ripley, And More Take On 54 Below This Month Photo Shoshana Bean, Alice Ripley, And More Take On 54 Below This Month
by Julie Musbach - Aug 1, 2019

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Michael Campayno, Emily Koch, and More Join KRAGTAR: AN AMERICAN MONSTER MUSICAL: IN  Photo Michael Campayno, Emily Koch, and More Join KRAGTAR: AN AMERICAN MONSTER MUSICAL: IN CONCERT
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 9, 2019

Michael Campayno (The Cher Show, NBC's "The Sound of Music: Live!"), Emily Koch (Waitress), and more join a concert of the brand new musical comedy Kragtar: An American Monster Musical, on August 12, 2019 at 9:30PM, at Feinstein's54 Below.

Full Casting Announced For LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner Photo Full Casting Announced For LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner
by Stephi Wild - Mar 13, 2019

Complete casting has been announced for the world premiere of Lloyd Khaner's LIFE BOAT which will be performed March 22-24, 2019 at Theater 54 at Shetler Studios and Theaters as part of The Riant Theater's Strawberry Theatre Festival. The play is directed by Benjamin Viertel (Bedaggered).

Lloyd Khaner's LIFE BOAT To Premiere In March Photo Lloyd Khaner's LIFE BOAT To Premiere In March
by Julie Musbach - Feb 11, 2019

Collected Effort is thrilled to announce the world premiere of Lloyd Khaner's LIFE BOAT which will be performed in March 2019 at Theater 54 at Shetler Studios and Theaters as part of The Riant Theater's Strawberry Theatre Festival. The play is directed by Benjamin Viertel (Bedaggered, Loserville).

BEDAGGERED to Receive Reading November 16th Directed by Benjamin Viertel Photo BEDAGGERED to Receive Reading November 16th Directed by Benjamin Viertel
by Julie Musbach - Nov 5, 2018

The new play BEDAGGERED by Lynn Clay Byrne (The Sextant) will have industry readings on Friday, November 16th at 11:00AM and 3:00PM at Ripley Grier Studios.

Emerging Artists Theatre Presents Their 20th Annual New Work Series Photo Emerging Artists Theatre Presents Their 20th Annual New Work Series
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2018

Emerging Artists Theatre celebrates its 25th Anniversary by presenting their 20th Annual New Work Series (NWS). Under the direction of Artistic Director, Paul Adam's, the festival runs February 26 through March 18 at TADA Theatre in Chelsea.

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