Photo Coverage: Charles Messina's TENEMENT PLAYSPhoto Coverage: Charles Messina's TENEMENT PLAYS
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 30, 2012

Shortened Attention Span is presenting 'THE TENEMENT PLAYS', an evening of one acts by playwright Charles Messina at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre (50 West 13th Street) on Thursday, March 29 through Sunday April 1st. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture opening night! (more...)

Charles Messina's THE TENEMENT PLAYS Opens March 29 Charles Messina's THE TENEMENT PLAYS Opens March 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

Shortened Attention Span is proud to present 'THE TENEMENT PLAYS', an evening of one acts by playwright Charles Messina at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre (50 West 13th Street) on Thursday, March 29 through Sunday April 1st. (more...)

Charles Messina's THE TENEMENT PLAYS Opens March 29 Charles Messina's THE TENEMENT PLAYS Opens March 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Shortened Attention Span is proud to present 'THE TENEMENT PLAYS', an evening of one acts by playwright Charles Messina at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre (50 West 13th Street) on Thursday, March 29 through Sunday April 1st. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE CLASSROOM in RehearsalsPhoto Coverage: THE CLASSROOM in Rehearsals
by Peter James Zielinski - Aug 7, 2011

Rebel Collective Theatre and Slant Theatre Project will present Craig Clary's THE CLASSROOM in FringeNYC starting Aug. 14. The play tells the story of a group of young paralegals who find themselves in a strange limbo between their devil-may-care adolescence and a corporate world of responsibilities. They'll use any means possible - eating contests, Sudoku tournaments, computerized talking monkeys - to keep things interesting. (more...)

Shortened Attention Span Hosts Reading Of THE FATMAN COMETH, 2/28Shortened Attention Span Hosts Reading Of THE FATMAN COMETH, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

SHORTENED ATTENTION SPAN presents BY-INVITAION-ONLY INDUSTRY READING of THE PROVOCATIVE & HEART-BREAKING COMEDY "THE FATMAN COMETH" The Life and Death of Chris Farley (more...)

Shortened Attention Span Hosts Reading Of THE FATMAN COMETH Shortened Attention Span Hosts Reading Of THE FATMAN COMETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

SHORTENED ATTENTION SPAN presents BY-INVITAION-ONLY INDUSTRY READING of THE PROVOCATIVE & HEART-BREAKING COMEDY "THE FATMAN COMETH" The Life and Death of Chris Farley (more...)

Players Theatre Closes the Curtain on 2nd Annual Shortened Attention Span Festival, 4/254/8Players Theatre Closes the Curtain on 2nd Annual Shortened Attention Span Festival, 4/254/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2010

The Player's Theatre will close its 2nd Annual Shortened Attention Span Festival on April 25th. The Festival premiered 11 Original, Short Musicals. The performances took place over three weekends. Each weekend will host a unique group of performances. (more...)

Players Theatre Presents 2nd Annual Shortened Attention Span Festival, Opens 4/8Players Theatre Presents 2nd Annual Shortened Attention Span Festival, Opens 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

Look out NYMF! Watch out Fringe! There is a new festival on the block. This April, Shortened Attention Span premieres 11 Original, Short Musicals. The performances will take place over three weekends. Each weekend will host a unique group of performances. (more...)

Players Theatre Presents 2nd Annual Shortened Attention Span Festival, Opens 4/8Players Theatre Presents 2nd Annual Shortened Attention Span Festival, Opens 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2010

Look out NYMF! Watch out Fringe! There is a new festival on the block. This April, Shortened Attention Span premieres 11 Original, Short Musicals. The performances will take place over three weekends. Each weekend will host a unique group of performances. (more...)

MOST LIKELY TO: The Senior Superlative Musical Runs 8/6-8/9 At The Players TheatreMOST LIKELY TO: The Senior Superlative Musical Runs 8/6-8/9 At The Players Theatre
by - Aug 6, 2009

Shortened Attention Span and BroadwayClubhouse.com are proud to present the premiere of MOST LIKELY TO: The Senior Superlative Musical at The Players Theatre. With schools and regional theatres looking for alternatives to staging yet another production of 'Grease' or 'High School Musical' compounded by the daunting challenge in finding suitable comic monologues for auditions, New York playwright, composer and drama mentor Michael Tester (The Awesome 80's Prom) has created his own solution in MOST LIKELY TO: The Senior Superlative Musical. (more...)

MOST LIKELY TO: The Senior Superlative Musical Runs 8/6-8/9 At The Players TheatreMOST LIKELY TO: The Senior Superlative Musical Runs 8/6-8/9 At The Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2009

Shortened Attention Span and BroadwayClubhouse.com are proud to present the premiere of MOST LIKELY TO: The Senior Superlative Musical at The Players Theatre. With schools and regional theatres looking for alternatives to staging yet another production of 'Grease' or 'High School Musical' compounded by the daunting challenge in finding suitable comic monologues for auditions, New York playwright, composer and drama mentor Michael Tester (The Awesome 80's Prom) has created his own solution in MOST LIKELY TO: The Senior Superlative Musical. (more...)

Third Annual Shortened Attention Span Fest Hosts 22 Original Short Plays 6/4-28Third Annual Shortened Attention Span Fest Hosts 22 Original Short Plays 6/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2009

Less than three months after their sold out Musical Festival, Shortened Attention Span presents The Third Annual Shortened Attention Span Festival. Shortened Attention Span will produce Twenty Two Original Short Plays in four separate programs. (more...)

A PIECE OF PROPERTY Debuts At Shortened Attention Span Festival 6/18-6/21A PIECE OF PROPERTY Debuts At Shortened Attention Span Festival 6/18-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2009

Shortened Attention Span proudly announces the premiere of Pulitzer nominated playwright Richard Vetere's 'A Piece of Property' at their 3rd annual One-Act Festival. 'A Piece of Property' will be presented June 18th through June 21st at The Players Loft in The Players Theatre, Thursdays-Sundays (Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm, Sundays @ 3pm). (more...)

A PIECE OF PROPERTY Debuts At Shortened Attention Span Festival 6/18-6/21A PIECE OF PROPERTY Debuts At Shortened Attention Span Festival 6/18-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2009

Shortened Attention Span proudly announces the premiere of Pulitzer nominated playwright Richard Vetere's 'A Piece of Property' at their 3rd annual One-Act Festival. 'A Piece of Property' will be presented June 18th through June 21st at The Players Loft in The Players Theatre, Thursdays-Sundays (Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm, Sundays @ 3pm). (more...)

Third Annual Shortened Attention Span Fest Hosts 22 Original Short Plays 6/4-28Third Annual Shortened Attention Span Fest Hosts 22 Original Short Plays 6/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2009

Less than three months after their sold out Musical Festival, Shortened Attention Span presents The Third Annual Shortened Attention Span Festival. Shortened Attention Span will produce Twenty Two Original Short Plays in four separate programs. (more...)

TREASURE ISLAND Docks At Literally Alive Theater 5/10TREASURE ISLAND Docks At Literally Alive Theater 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2009

Literally Alive Theatre's new musical, 'Treasure Island', with music by Michael Sgouros, book and lyrics by Brenda Bell, will open February 11th and run through May 10th at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street (between West 3rd and Bleecker) in the West Village. The production, which is based on the classic novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1883, celebrates courage, adventure, and as the character Dr. Livesey says 'the wisdom of youth'. The story follows the tale of Jim Hawkins, played Peter Pan-style by Meg Lanzarone, as a young lad whose life changes forever the day a mysterious old sea captain stubbles into his parents inn. Jim meets suspicious sea men including Black Dog and the blind man Pew, all of whom are after just one thing - the old captains treasure map! (more...)

Shortened Attention Span Presents THE GAY AGENDA 3/25Shortened Attention Span Presents THE GAY AGENDA 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2009

Shortened Attention Span is proud to present The Gay Agenda, your semi-favorite-musical-theatre-punk-band, in their solo performance debut, THE GAY AGENDA'S Great Big Broadway Show! Combining the sharp rhymes and lush melodies of classic musical theatre with the manic, off-kilter energy of Kiki & Herb, The Gay Agenda promises an evening of storytelling songs sure to delight and offend the twisted, sentimental show queen in all of us. THE GAY AGENDA'S Great Big Broadway Show! will be performed on March 25th at 8pm and will run the last Wednesday of the month at The Players Theatre. Tickets are available at www.TheaterMania.com, or call 212-352-3101. All tickets are $15.00. (more...)

NahNotOutsideMyHouse Presents A Reading Of A ROOM OF MY OWNNahNotOutsideMyHouse Presents A Reading Of A ROOM OF MY OWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2009

NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. in association with Shortened Attention Span Theater and Producer Al Messina is proud to announce the World Premiere Staged Reading of Charles Messina's new play A Room of My Own at the The Players Theatre Main Stage. A Room of My Own is a comedy set in the late 1970s and revolves around one wacky Italian-American family living in a small tenement apartment in Greenwich Village. Headed by a conniving, thieving matriarch, a gambling addicted patriarch, and an uncle with a secret that everyone knows, The Morelli Clan of Thompson Street is one outrageous bunch. Their struggles with debt, poverty and a Nun who they welcome into their lives is seen through the eyes of little 10 year old Carlo Morelli, a would-be writer, whose vocabulary consist mainly of four letter words. Playwright/Director Messina is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed, off-Broadway hits Mercury, about the life of rocker Freddie Mercury, and Cirque Jacqueline, about former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He is also directing Richard Vetere's musical Be My Love, about the life of legendary tenor Mario Lanza, which is being produced by Sonny Grosso and Phil Ramone. The cast of A Room of My Own features Tony ?n Tina's Wedding stars Johnny Tammaro, Gina Ferranti, Chris DePierro, Gina Musumeci, and Carlo Rivieccio. Rounding out the stellar cast is Monica Arazi, who was last seen in John Guare's Cop Out and Talking Dog at The Gene Frankel Theater, and young John Barbieri, who starred in Messina's play Klepto last season at The Players. (more...)

Joe Franklin Attends A ROOM OF MY OWN For His Bday 3/9Joe Franklin Attends A ROOM OF MY OWN For His Bday 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2009

Legendary Late Night TV personality Joe Franklin was always one to do things his own way. So why should his birthday be any different. This year Franklin will be celebrating his birthday - what he is calling his 39th birthday! - by attending an invitation only, industry reading of Charles Messina's new play 'A Room of My Own' at the Players Theater in Greenwich Village. The play is being presented by NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. in association with Shortened Attention Span and producer Al Messina. (more...)

Shortened Attention Span Musical Festival Begins 3/5Shortened Attention Span Musical Festival Begins 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2009

Shortened Attention Span is proud to present The Shortened Attention Span Musical Festival, twelve short musicals covering topics of LOVE, GRIEF, Lizard People, and Singing Rats! Each week of performances features four short musicals. Shortened Attention Span brings together some of the best up and coming writers, composers, and singers in New York. The festival will again be held at The Players Loft in The Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal St, NY, NY 10012. Thursdays-Sundays (Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm, Sundays @ 3pm) (more...)

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