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Hunter College Theatre Department and South Street Seaport Museum Present 'Long Voyag Photo Hunter College Theatre Department and South Street Seaport Museum Present 'Long Voyage Home: Eugene O'Neill's Plays of the Sea'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2018

The Hunter College Theatre Department and South Street Seaport Museum present Long Voyage Home: Eugene O'Neill's Plays of the Sea, an experiential evening of three one acts performed on the newly-restored Wavertree ship on Pier 16 at New York City's South Street Seaport.Barbara Bosch directs a cast of 16, including Azime Aydogmu, Jhoel Centeno, William English. Andrew Fitzsimons*, Idriz Gjokaj, Erin Jeffries, Dennis Lee, Adin Lenahan, Joyce Lim, Kevin Maloof, Victor La Mantia*, Alexander Nero, Pamela Savino, George Sheffey*, Guy Ventoliere*, and Jacqueline Wade*. Eight performances will be staged at Hunter College 695 Park Avenue (at 68th Street) and aboard the Wavertree ship, Pier 16, South Street Seaport from August 28-September 9, 2018.

BWW Review: An Ode to the Theater's Tale in Martin Tackel's STAGE LIFE Photo BWW Review: An Ode to the Theater's Tale in Martin Tackel's STAGE LIFE
by Kristen Morale - May 31, 2018

Now playing at the Lion Theatre in Times Square, Stage Life is truly an ode not only to the actor, but anyone who has ever been inspired by the theater to make it their life's work. From actor to playwright, to producer and teacher alike, this is theater in its truest, diverse and most appreciated form – right on Theater Row.

STAGE LIFE to Premiere Off-Broadway Starring Brittney Lee Hamilton, Judy McLane, and  Photo STAGE LIFE to Premiere Off-Broadway Starring Brittney Lee Hamilton, Judy McLane, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STAGE LIFE at Theatre Row Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STAGE LIFE at Theatre Row
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel (Return to Spoon River, Accentuate the Positive, Traveling Papers).

STAGE LIFE to Premiere Off-Broadway Starring Brittney Lee Hamilton, Judy McLane, and  Photo STAGE LIFE to Premiere Off-Broadway Starring Brittney Lee Hamilton, Judy McLane, and More
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel.

New Musical RETURN TO SPOON RIVER to Debut at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Creative Arts Lab announced the launch of the new musical, 'Return to Spoon River,' which opens on April 20 and runs through May 6 at The Lion Theater at Theatre Row in New York City.

BWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Celia Berk Discusses Her Latest Album MANHATTAN SERENADE and Her Lifelong Love Affair with New York
by Ashley Steves - Oct 13, 2016

Ask Celia Berk what she loves about New York and she'll give you a list. Or, better yet, an album. Corporate executive by day, cabaret chanteuse by night (and a damn good one), Berk has won a MAC Award (New York Debut – Female), a Bistro Award (Vocalist), a BWW Award (NY Cabaret Debut), and The Margaret Whiting Award from The Mabel Mercer Foundation since her 2014 debut album You Can't Rush Spring. Her latest, Manhattan Serenade, is an eclectic collection of New York and New York-esque songs steeped in nostalgia and romance, complete with arrangements by Alex Rybeck and a stunning orchestra. Extended by popular demand, Berk will celebrate its release once more at the Metropolitan Room this Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Before the show, we sat down for a discussion on her love note to New York, carving out a space for yourself in the city, and typical New York resilience.

BWW Review: Six Performers ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE in A Salute to Iconic Lyricist Johnny Mercer
by Alix Cohen - Mar 29, 2016

Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) wrote the lyrics to more than 1500 songs, including dozens upon dozens for movies and Broadway shows. He received 19 Academy Award nominations, and won four Best Original Song Oscars. Mercer was also a composer, a vocalist and the foresighted founder of Capitol Records. To appreciate The American Songbook, one must be familiar with this multifaceted artist. In a revue presented last Thursday to Sunday at the Studio Theater on West 42nd Street, Accentuate The Positive staged its title song as an evangelical meeting. You've got to ac-cen-tu-ate the positive/E-li-mi-nate the negative/Latch on to the affirmative/Don't mess with Mister In-Between…(Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer) Stephen Belida played a preacher while around him Lynne Halliday, Tom Hafner, Madison Stratton, Lou Steele, and Carey Van Driest chanted, sung, snapped, clapped, circled, and raised their arms in Hallelujah fashion. An auspicious beginning.

ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE...THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER Begins Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Creative Arts Lab presents ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE...THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER, a new musical revue featuring the legendary songs of the American lyricist, songwriter and singer created by Brian Hurley, Gwen Arment and Martin Tackel.

ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE...THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER to Play Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Creative Arts Lab presents ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE...THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER, a new musical revue featuring the legendary songs of the American lyricist, songwriter and singer created by Brian Hurley, Gwen Arment and Martin Tackel.

Photo Flash: First Look at TRAVELING PAPERS at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Laurel Valley Productions in association with Creative Arts Lab and Jeux de Mots presents TRAVELING PAPERS, a lively theatrical adventure exploring our connections to travel, conceived and adapted by Barbara Bosch and Martin Tackel. Barbara Bosch^ directs a cast of eight including Gwen Arment*, John Camera*, Kyle Doherty, Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Macy Idzakovich, and Jillian Stevens. TRAVELING PAPERS will run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for fifteen performances, tonight, June 3, through June 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

TRAVELING PAPERS Begins Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Laurel Valley Productions in association with Creative Arts Lab and Jeux de Mots presents TRAVELING PAPERS, a lively theatrical adventure exploring our connections to travel, conceived and adapted by Barbara Bosch and Martin Tackel. Barbara Bosch^ directs a cast of eight including Gwen Arment*, John Camera*, Kyle Doherty, Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Macy Idzakovich, Jillian Stevens, and Antonio Edwards Suarez*. TRAVELING PAPERS will run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for fifteen performances, tonight, June 3, through June 20, 2015.

TRAVELING PAPERS to Play Theatre Row, 6/3-20
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 24, 2015

Laurel Valley Productions in association with Creative Arts Lab and Jeux de Mots presents TRAVELING PAPERS, a lively theatrical adventure exploring our connections to travel, conceived and adapted by Barbara Bosch and Martin Tackel. Barbara Bosch^ directs a cast of eight including Gwen Arment*, John Camera*, Kyle Doherty, Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Macy Idzakovich, Jillian Stevens, and Antonio Edwards Suarez*. TRAVELING PAPERS will run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for fifteen performances, June 3-20, 2015.

Jeux de Mots trans.WORDPLAY to Present FOODACTS at Lion Theatre, 2/6-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

Jeux de Mots trans.WORDPLAY presents FOODACTS, a culinary stage adventure. Barbara Bosch directs a cast of seven including Robert Allan, Judith Barcroft* (Bway: Dinner at Eight, Betrayal, Elephant Man, Plaza Suite), Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Jaclyn Mitgang, Mark Ringer, and Antonio Edwards Suarez* (Bway: American Buffalo - Leguizamo understudy; Off -Bway: Chaucer in Rome - Lincoln Center). FOODACTS will run at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Streeet (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for sixteen performances, February 6-24, 2013.

Jeux de Mots trans.WORDPLAY Presents FOODACTS at Lion Theatre, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Jeux de Mots trans.WORDPLAY presents FOODACTS, a culinary stage adventure. Barbara Bosch directs a cast of seven including Robert Allan, Judith Barcroft* (Bway: Dinner at Eight, Betrayal, Elephant Man, Plaza Suite), Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Jaclyn Mitgang, Mark Ringer, and Antonio Edwards Suarez* (Bway: American Buffalo - Leguizamo understudy; Off -Bway: Chaucer in Rome - Lincoln Center). FOODACTS will run at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Streeet (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for sixteen performances, tonight, February 6-24, 2013. *Member, Actors' Equity Association.

Jeux de Mots trans.WORDPLAY to Present FOODACTS at Lion Theatre, 2/6-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

Jeux de Mots trans.WORDPLAY presents FOODACTS, a culinary stage adventure. Barbara Bosch directs a cast of seven including Robert Allan, Judith Barcroft* (Bway: Dinner at Eight, Betrayal, Elephant Man, Plaza Suite), Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Jaclyn Mitgang, Mark Ringer, and Antonio Edwards Suarez* (Bway: American Buffalo - Leguizamo understudy; Off -Bway: Chaucer in Rome - Lincoln Center). FOODACTS will run at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Streeet (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for sixteen performances, February 6-24, 2013.

Heart of My Mystery: Hamlet Project Plays Off-Bway in Oct.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2006

Wordplay will present The Heart of My Mystery: The Hamlet Project, adapted by Barbara Bosch and Mark Ringer from the immortal work by William Shakespeare, at the Michael Weller Theatre (311 W. 43rd St., 6th fl.) from October 12th through October 29th, with opening night set for October 14th at 8 PM