Theater of the Apes Returns With NECROMANCERS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN - DENNISON'S CHRISTMAS BOOK (1921) Theater of the Apes Returns With NECROMANCERS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN - DENNISON'S CHRISTMAS BOOK (1921)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Each month, Theater of the Apes plucks a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library to resurrect as Necromancers of the Public Domain, a 1-night-only NYC variety show. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Welcomes Newest Ensemble Member Jennifer Glasse The Gift Theatre Welcomes Newest Ensemble Member Jennifer Glasse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Gift Theatre is pleased to welcome Jennifer Glasse as its newest Ensemble member. Glasse has appeared in The Gift's world premieres of Hang Man and A Life Extra Ordinary.  (more...)

HANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

During last night's Season Release Bash at Old Irving Brewery Co., artistic director and co-founder Michael Patrick Thornton proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2018 season will include: Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour's world premiere of Hang Man, directed by ensemble member Erica Weiss (February 9-April 8); Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Monty Cole (June 1-July 29); and the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's Cosmologies, directed by Thornton (October 12-December 9). (more...)

Tony Winning Playwright David Rabe Joins Gift Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton, co-founder William Nedved and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario have announced Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe has joined the ensemble. (more...)

TEN (+5) Kicks Off The Gift Theatre's 2016 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2016

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute plays curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario, returns this year as TEN (+5) to honor the 15 year anniversary, tonight, January 1-10, 2016. (more...)

TEN (+5) to Kick Off The Gift Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute plays curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario, returns this year as TEN (+5) to honor the 15 year anniversary, January 1-10, 2016. (more...)

Gift Theatre Welcomes Nine New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton, co-founder William Nedved and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario are proud to announce nine artists have joined the company ensemble: playwrights Will Eno and Laura Marks; directors Marti Lyons and Erica Weiss; and actors Cyd Blakewell, Darci Nalepa, Keith Neagle, Mary Ann Thebus, and Kyle Zornes. Conceived in 1997 by Michael Patrick Thornton and William Nedved, The Gift's mission was to grow and nurture an ensemble while laying roots in an artistically underserved Chicago neighborhood. Today, The Gift Theatre thrives in Jefferson Park as Chicago's most intimate Equity theater and is home to a nationally respected acting ensemble. (more...)

2012 Innovative Theater Award Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

On Monday, July 23, 2012, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2012 nominees at its annual sold-out event at the Carmine Street Recreation Center located at 25 Carmine Street. (more...)

2012 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nominees Announced for Off-Off Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2012

On Monday, July 23rd, the IT Awards celebrated the end of the season and announced the 2012 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nominees. The official announcement was made by Jolie Garrett, David M. Pincus, Cat Parker, Derek Shore, Tari Stratton and Kristen Vaughan. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces TEN, Opening 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2012

The Gift will produce a festival of short pieces written specifically for The Gift by artists whose work they have produced over the past ten years--ten World Premieres by Ensemble Members Maggie Andersen, Jenny Connell, Andrew Hinderaker, William Nedved, Natural Gas and guest playwrights Eric Bogosian, Caitlin Montanye Parrish, David Rabe, JT Rogers and Craig Wright. We are ecstatic about kicking off our 10th Anniversary season in such a monumental fashion. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces TEN, Opening 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2012

The Gift will produce a festival of short pieces written specifically for The Gift by artists whose work they have produced over the past ten years--ten World Premieres by Ensemble Members Maggie Andersen, Jenny Connell, Andrew Hinderaker, William Nedved, Natural Gas and guest playwrights Eric Bogosian, Caitlin Montanye Parrish, David Rabe, JT Rogers and Craig Wright. We are ecstatic about kicking off our 10th Anniversary season in such a monumental fashion. (more...)

Neo-Futurists Extended Run of STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O’NEILL Ends Today, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2011

The extended run of the critically acclaimed performance THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS ends tonight, 10/8. (more...)

NY Neo-Futurists Announce Cast Change For THE COMPLETE...EUGENE O’NEILL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2011

The critically acclaimed performance collective New York Neo-Futurists, creators of the long-running phenomenon Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, are proud to present the world premiere of THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS, adapted and directed by Christopher Loar. (more...)

Neo-Futurists Extend STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O’NEILL Thru 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

The critically acclaimed performance collective New York Neo-Futurists are thrilled to announce that due to high ticket demand THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS is extending through Saturday, October 8. There is also an added a performance on Sunday, October 2 at 8 PM. (more...)

Review - The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill, Volume 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays
by Ben Peltz - Sep 13, 2011

I've heard of some directors who, as soon as they've taken on a new play, grab a black marker and scratch out every stage direction the playwright wrote into the script, as though the author's only business was to write dialogue and allow each individual stager to create the rest. (more...)

Neo-Futurists Present STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

The critically acclaimed performance collective New York Neo-Futurists, creators of the long-running phenomenon Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, are proud to present the world premiere of THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS, adapted and directed by Christopher Loar. THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS begins performances on Thursday, September 8 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 1. Press Opening is Monday, September 12 at 8:00 PM. Performances take place at The Kraine Theatre (85 East 4th Street, between 2nd Avenue and The Bowery). The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM, with an added performance on Monday, September 12 at 8:00 PM for press opening. The regular ticket price is $18 ($12 for students with a valid student ID). For tickets or more information, call OvationTix on 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.nynf.org. (more...)

NY Neo-Futurists Announce Cast Change For THE COMPLETE...EUGENE O’NEILL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2011

The critically acclaimed performance collective New York Neo-Futurists, creators of the long-running phenomenon Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, are proud to present the world premiere of THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS, adapted and directed by Christopher Loar. (more...)

Neo-Futurists Present STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2011

The critically acclaimed performance collective New York Neo-Futurists, creators of the long-running phenomenon Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, are proud to present the world premiere of THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS, adapted and directed by Christopher Loar. THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF EUGENE O'NEILL, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS begins performances on Thursday, September 8 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 1. Press Opening is Monday, September 12 at 8:00 PM. Performances take place at The Kraine Theatre (85 East 4th Street, between 2nd Avenue and The Bowery). The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM, with an added performance on Monday, September 12 at 8:00 PM for press opening. The regular ticket price is $18 ($12 for students with a valid student ID). For tickets or more information, call OvationTix on 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.nynf.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Karen Malpede's PROPHECY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2010

The celebrated, award-winning actors Kathleen Chalfant, André De Shields, and George Bartenieff will be joined by Brendan Donaldson and Najla Said ('Palestine') in the U.S. premiere of Karen Malpede's new play PROPHECY, opening on June 4, 2010 at East Fourth Street Theatre (83 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Chalfant, DeShields & More Set for PROPHECY at East Fourth Street Theatre, Opens 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2010

The celebrated, award-winning actors Kathleen Chalfant, André De Shields, and George Bartenieff will be joined by Brendan Donaldson and Najla Said ('Palestine') in the U.S. premiere of Karen Malpede's new play PROPHECY, beginning previews May 27 prior to an official press opening on June 4, 2010 at East Fourth Street Theatre (83 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

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