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Bio:
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)
 

Bio:
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)
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.  

The Orchard Project Announces 2021 Labs, Projects, and Participants Photo The Orchard Project Announces 2021 Labs, Projects, and Participants
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Comes to Playhouse On The Square Photo LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Comes to Playhouse On The Square
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 16, 2018

Based on Neil Simon's experiences as a junior writer for "Your Show of Shows," Laughter on the 23rd Floor follows the star/host of a weekly comedy-variety show, Max Prince, along with his staff of writers. Join Prince and his team as they take us on a trip inside the writer's room to witness the wacky antics and crazy arguments that happen on the 23rd floor.

National Theatre For Student Artists Begins The Search For This Year's National Teen  Photo National Theatre For Student Artists Begins The Search For This Year's National Teen Company
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2018

The National Theatre for Student Artists (NTSA) is getting ready to welcome their fifth national teen company to New York City.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central NY Awards; Just One Week Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central NY Awards; Just One Week Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central NY Awards; Just Two Weeks Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central NY Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central NY Awards; COMPANY Leads Best Musical! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central NY Awards; COMPANY Leads Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards; Barrington's COMPANY Leads B Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards; Barrington's COMPANY Leads Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Will Pullen, Erica Pappas and More Set for THE FRIDGE PLAYS at Bridge Street Theatre Photo Will Pullen, Erica Pappas and More Set for THE FRIDGE PLAYS at Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Two cutting-edge one-acts, two playwrights, two directors, five actors, one fridge. Straight from a sold-out run in NYC, 'The Fridge Plays' - Daniel Talbott's 'Nick and Zoe', directed by Shira-Lee Shalit and Steve McMahon's 'sad indie love song', directed by Benjamin Viertel - hit Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre stage like a punch to the gut for two performances today and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd, at 7:30pm.

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