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JACK Brooklyn Announces MAMET TALKBACK Session Two Photo JACK Brooklyn Announces MAMET TALKBACK Session Two
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 27, 2017

Rarely has the lowly and much-maligned post-show talkback received as much attention as it has since it was revealed that David Mamet was prohibiting them during productions of his plays. Inspired by Mr. Mamet's decision while honoring his prohibition, in this series of public discussions critic and journalist Jeremy M. Barker and director Patrice Miller bring together diverse practitioners to explore issues raised by Mr. Mamet's long career through their own experiences. The guests for this second session in the series, on Sunday, Oct. 15, are writer Leonard Jacobs (The Clyde Fitch Report), writer Colleen Werthman and playwright Amina Henry. Each will explore artists' powers, limitations, and challenges in defining the experience of their works.

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days!

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days!

Dead Darlings Returns with SHAME EDITION
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 30, 2017

Dead Darlings is back this month on July 12 for Shame Edition at Judson Memorial Church. The show is free with a suggested donations. Hosted by Amanda Duarte (#Pussygrabsback) the show will be featuring Ashley Nicole Black, Kenny Mellman, and Adam Feldman. Show starts at 8pm, but get there early for tunes, snacks and booze at 7:30pm.

Itamar Moses, Isaac Oliver and More Set for DEAD DARLINGS: COMRADES EDITION at Judson Memorial Church
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Dead Darlings is back this month on April 12 for COMRADES Edition at Judson Memorial Church.

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Begins at the Lyric Stage Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues today, April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10.

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10.

The Public Theater Extends Elevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 3, 2015

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater announced a second and final two-week extension for Elevator Repair Service's acclaimed THE SOUND AND THE FURY. Chosen as a New York Times Critics' Pick, THE SOUND AND THE FURY began performances in The Public's Martinson Theater on Thursday, May 14 and was originally extended to Saturday, June 27. Directed by John Collins, the show will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, July 12. THE SOUND AND THE FURY marks the third collaboration between The Public and Elevator Repair Service, having previously presented Gatz and Arguendo.

BWW Reviews: Elevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY is of Questionable Significance
by Michael Dale - May 22, 2015

The concept of the company's presentation of William Faulkner's text proves more interesting than watching its execution.

Elevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Elevator Repair Service's acclaimed THE SOUND AND THE FURY, remounted and directed by John Collins. THE SOUND AND THE FURY began performances in The Public's Martinson Theater on May 14 and runs through Saturday, June 13, with an official press opening tonight, May 21.

Elevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY Comes to the Public Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Public Theater remounts Elevator Repair Service's acclaimed THE SOUND AND THE FURY this spring. Directed by John Collins, THE SOUND AND THE FURY begins performances in The Public's Martinson Theater tonight, May 14 and run through Saturday, June 13, with an official press opening on Thursday, May 21.

The Public Theater Extends Elevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced a two-week extension today for Elevator Repair Service's acclaimed THE SOUND AND THE FURY. Directed by John Collins, THE SOUND AND THE FURY begins performances in The Public's Martinson Theater on Thursday, May 14 with an official press opening on Thursday, May 21. The show will now run an additional two weeks through Saturday, June 27. THE SOUND AND THE FURY will mark the third collaboration between The Public and Elevator Repair Service, having previously presented Gatz and Arguendo.

Writers Sign Petition Over Upcoming Neil Patrick Harris Variety Show & More
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 26, 2015

Today, over 175 comedy and variety writers have signed a petition urging ITV to enter a collective bargaining agreement to protect its nonfiction writer-producers, including those set for the 10 ordered episodes of NBC's Neil Patrick Harris' variety show announced back in October.

HEDWIG's Stephen Trask Set for DEAD DARLING at Judson Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 9, 2014

Hedwig and the Angry Inch composer/lyricist/co-creator Stephen Trask is set to take part in the next Dead Darlings at the historic Judson Memorial Church on December 10. Also featured will be Doug Wright (playwright, I Am My Own Wife, Grey Gardens), Oliver Butler (director, Jacuzzi, Tick, Tick... BOOM) and Duncan Pflaster (creator, The Naughty Jewish Boys Calendar). Please see below for event details.

Justin Vivian Bond, Todd Oldham & More Set for DEAD DARLINGS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Tony-nominated downtown fixture Justin Vivian Bond will headline the next Dead Darlings at the Judson Loft at 8p tonight, Nov 12. Also featured are designer Todd Oldham, Marie Claire Senior Editor Whitney Joiner, and comedian Julio Torres.

Justin Vivian Bond, Todd Oldham & More Set for DEAD DARLINGS, 11/12
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 3, 2014

Tony-nominated downtown fixture Justin Vivian Bond will headline the next Dead Darlings at the Judson Loft at 8p on Nov 12. Also featured are designer Todd Oldham, Marie Claire Senior Editor Whitney Joiner, and comedian Julio Torres.

Elevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY Comes to the Public This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Public Theater announced today that Elevator Repair Service's acclaimed THE SOUND AND THE FURY will be remounted by Elevator Repair Service at The Public this spring. Directed by John Collins, THE SOUND AND THE FURY begins performances in The Public's Martinson Theater on Thursday, May 14 and run through Saturday, June 13, with an official press opening on Thursday, May 21. THE SOUND AND THE FURY will mark the third collaboration between The Public and Elevator Repair Service, having previously presented Gatz and Arguendo. October is an auspicious month to make this announcement, as it marks the 85th anniversary of the original publication date of William Faulkner's masterpiece.

All-New DEAD DARLINGS: ‚ÄúPAJAMA PARTY‚ÄĚ Edition Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

An all-new Dead Darlings, hosted by the acerbic Amanda Duarte, will feature actress/comedian Katina Corrao (Broad City, Kid Farm, VH1), writer Virginia Heffernan (New York Times, Matthew's Murder, The Underminer), musical comedian Adira Amram (The Party Machine, Night of the Living, Hot Tub) and artist Derek Rippe (Nickelodeon, Makin Fun).

All-New DEAD DARLINGS: ‚ÄúPAJAMA PARTY‚ÄĚ Edition Set for 10/8
by Anna Bencivengo - Oct 3, 2014

An all-new Dead Darlings, hosted by the acerbic Amanda Duarte, will feature actress/comedian Katina Corrao (Broad City, Kid Farm, VH1), writer Virginia Heffernan (New York Times, Matthew's Murder, The Underminer), musical comedian Adira Amram (The Party Machine, Night of the Living, Hot Tub) and artist Derek Rippe (Nickelodeon, Makin Fun).

Casting, Complete Show Schedules Announced for Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS 2014
by Jillian Gaier - May 5, 2014

Casting has been announced and a complete schedule is set for SUMMERWORKS 2014 - the annual season of new plays presented by the four-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb -- it has been announced by Maria Striar, Clubbed Thumb's Producing Artistic Director. SUMMERWORKS 2014 will be presented May 30 to July 5 at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd St.) in Manhattan. Single tickets are now on sale for $18, students tickets are $15 and festival passes are $45. Tickets can be purchased at www.clubbedthumb.org or by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111. SUMMERWORKS 2014 will feature productions of three new plays: 41-DERFUL written and directed by Jenny Schwartz; I'M PRETTY FUCKED UP by Ariel Stess, directed by Kip Fagan, and 16 WORDS OR LESS by Peggy Stafford, directed by Portia Krieger.

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