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PUBLIC SERVANT By Bekah Brunstetter Sets Open Caption/Audio Described Performances Photo PUBLIC SERVANT By Bekah Brunstetter Sets Open Caption/Audio Described Performances
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 29, 2019

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series). 

PUBLIC SERVANT By Bekah Brunstetter Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-Broadway Photo PUBLIC SERVANT By Bekah Brunstetter Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2019

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series). Directed by Geordie Broadwater, the production stars Chris Henry Coffey (Broadway's Bronx Bombers, David Schwimmer's Trust opposite Clive Owen and Viola Davis), Christine Bruno (Jose Rivera's adaption of The Maids, Bekah Brunstetter's Forgotten Corners of Your Dark, Dark Place with TBTB) and newcomer Anna Lentz in her Off-Broadway debut. The play is the second part of a trilogy of plays by Brunstetter that kicked off with The Cake in February at Manhattan Theatre Club. Previews for PUBLIC SERVANT begin May 25 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre with opening night on Thursday, June 6.

Casting Set For Off-Broadway Premiere Of PUBLIC SERVANT By Bekah Brunstetter Photo Casting Set For Off-Broadway Premiere Of PUBLIC SERVANT By Bekah Brunstetter
by Julie Musbach - Apr 25, 2019

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series).

BWW Review: Something is So Right About THE WRONG BOX at Theatre for the New City Photo BWW Review: Something is So Right About THE WRONG BOX at Theatre for the New City
by Kristen Morale - Sep 14, 2018

With book, music and lyrics written by Kit Goldstein Grant, directedchoreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin and based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, The Wrong Box now celebrates its World Premiere at Theater for the New City as part of its Dream Up Festival. Grant and Gosselin now come together since having worked on Grant's The Nose, and their joint efforts truly show the magic to be found in this collaboration. Grant's plot of wayward characters who winner of the tontine, to wreaking havoc in the baggage area of a train on its way to the middle of nowhere and a random moment of drunkenness, The Wrong Box takes a complex plot and not only tests the audience's sense of humor, but also our ability to follow along. If understood completely, this is one hell of a crazy ride.

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Breaking Through Barriers' THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company with the first Off-Broadway revival of THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE by Charles Ludlam. It is directed by Everett Quinton, who co-starred in the 1986 premiere and was the Artistic Director of The Ridiculous from 1987-1997. Performances run through July 1 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Charles Ludlam's THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE Gets Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit last summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company with the first Off-Broadway revival of THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE by Charles Ludlam.

THIS IS US Scribe and Neil LaBute Among Writers of THE OTHER PLAYS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 6, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit this past summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, will kick off its 38th season with the World Premiere of THE OTHER PLAYS: SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE OTHERNESS IN OUR SOCIETY, a bill of new short works by playwrights Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter (a Writers Guild Award nominee for This Is Us), Lameece Isaaq, Neil LaBute and Tatiana Rivera. This evening of short plays exploring the themes of race, religion, sexual identity, and social otherness begins previews on March 10 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 16.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE NOSE Musical, Coming to The Master Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

THE NOSE, a whimsical new family musical by Kit Goldstein Grant, will play Brooklyn's famous Master Theater (formerly known as the Millennium Theater) for one night only following its sold-out premiere at the Workshop Theatre in Midtown Manhattan last summer. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Award-Winning Family Musical Based on Gogol's Tale Comes to Landmark Russian Theater for One Night Only
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 7, 2017

THE NOSE, a whimsical new family musical by Kit Goldstein Grant, will play Brooklyn's famous Master Theater (formerly known as the Millennium Theater) for one night only following its sold-out premiere at the Workshop Theatre in Midtown Manhattan last summer. The New York Times warns readers, 'you may feel that a part of your body has a mind of its own!'

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Returns!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The MITF Awards Return! John Chatterton's 17th Summer Fest yielded an amazing crop of productions. Award Ceremony will be directly after the current festival: MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL: AUTUMN ARTS 2016 October 26 - November 20 at the Jewel Box @ The WorkShop 312 W 36th Street, NYC www.midtownfestival.org

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Returns!
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 15, 2016

The MITF Awards Return! John Chatterton's 17th Summer Fest yielded an amazing crop of productions. Award Ceremony will be directly after the current festival: MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL: AUTUMN ARTS 2016 October 26 - November 20 at the Jewel Box @ The WorkShop 312 W 36th Street, NYC www.midtownfestival.org

Family Musical THE NOSE to Premiere This Summer as Part of MITF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

THE NOSE, a new musical by Kit Goldstein Grant, will premiere this August at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. The production runs July 16 through August 7, 2016 at The Workshop's Main Stage Theater, 312 West 36TH STREET, New York, New York 10018.

Family Musical THE NOSE to Premiere This Summer as Part of MITF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

THE NOSE, a new musical by Kit Goldstein Grant, will premiere this August at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. The production runs July 16 through August 7, 2016 at The Workshop's Main Stage Theater, 312 West 36TH STREET, New York, New York 10018.

World Premiere of Liz Thaler's HAPPY Set for The Brick, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

In Extremis Theater Company is pleased to announce its world-premiere production of Happy by Liz Thaler (The Fresh Fruit Festival's The Peddler's Tale, FringeNYC's Courtney and Kathleen: A Riot Act) as part of F*ckFest, a sex-positive theater festival at The Brick. This production, directed by Lauren Miller (FringeNYC's How Do You Say Mother in Esperanto?, Producer of newTACTics at TACT/The Actors Company Theatre) and produced by Peryn Schmitt, will be presented at The Brick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (579 Metropolitan Avenue) for 4 performances: Today, June 20th at 2PM, Sunday June 21st at 5PM, Saturday June 27th at 6PM, and Sunday June 28th at 5PM. The performance runs 95 minutes with no intermission.

World Premiere of Liz Thaler's HAPPY Set for The Brick, 6/20-28
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 18, 2015

In Extremis Theater Company is pleased to announce its world-premiere production of Happy by Liz Thaler (The Fresh Fruit Festival's The Peddler's Tale, FringeNYC's Courtney and Kathleen: A Riot Act) as part of F*ckFest, a sex-positive theater festival at The Brick. This production, directed by Lauren Miller (FringeNYC's How Do You Say Mother in Esperanto?, Producer of newTACTics at TACT/The Actors Company Theatre) and produced by Peryn Schmitt, will be presented at The Brick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (579 Metropolitan Avenue) for 4 performances: Saturday June 20th at 2PM, Sunday June 21st at 5PM, Saturday June 27th at 6PM, and Sunday June 28th at 5PM. The performance runs 95 minutes with no intermission.