Date of Birth: December 10, 1942 (75)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
I GOT THE LAST LAUGH! (Inspired By The Life and Times of Jackie 'Moms' Mabley) Comes to NYCI GOT THE LAST LAUGH! (Inspired By The Life and Times of Jackie 'Moms' Mabley) Comes to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

A play about the life and times of one of America's premier comedian's. Taking place at the end of her career, on the day of her last performance at the World Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NYC. An interview is granted to Mr. Charles Earthstein from The Chicago Community Paper. News Magazine. The interview takes us through the journey of a life, experiences of a career and pointed perspectives of varied issues in the span of 40 years of the life of Ms. Jackie ' Moms' Mabley. The journey takes us to moments that made her endearing to us all, the stage. Sharing the brilliance of her wit, wisdom and cleverly exposed care for her profession, her culture and America's most precious comedity, our children. (more...)

Charles Busch Returns to Theater for the New City in THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARECharles Busch Returns to Theater for the New City in THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this spring in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare for a limited premiere showcase engagement. Directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister), The Confession of Lily Dare will play a limited engagement of 24 performances from Wednesday, April 4 to Sunday, April 29 at Theater for the New City's Johnson Theater (155 First Avenue). (more...)

BWW Dance Review: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Present Concert at Theater for The New CityBWW Dance Review: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Present Concert at Theater for The New City
by Melanie Votaw - Feb 4, 2018

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are presenting their latest concert at Theater for the New City February 2-11, 2018. Directed by Crystal Field, the show incorporates live music, storytelling, and traditional dance in full regalia. (more...)

Photo Flash: ONE DROP Brings to Life the Struggles of the Civil WarPhoto Flash: ONE DROP Brings to Life the Struggles of the Civil War
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

'One Drop,' a family drama with music by Andrea J. Fulton, brings to life the politics of a young mixed-race man's 'passing' for white in post-Civil War Louisiana, illustrating the risks taken by those not afraid to love despite bigotry. The piece, inspired by the playwright's actual family history, tells the story of a family torn apart by racism but ultimately reunited. It debuted in Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival in 2010. TNC will present a revival of the play, directed by Sabura Rashid, from February 1 to 18 in honor of Black History Month. (more...)

Actress and Activist Vinie Burrows To Be Honored at Annual NYC GalaActress and Activist Vinie Burrows To Be Honored at Annual NYC Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Theater for the New City's annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala which benefits the company's ever-important program that supports emerging playwrights will be held this year on Monday, February 26 at 6 pm at the Players (16 Gramercy Park South) in New York City, it has been announced by TNC's Executive Director Crystal Field. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

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TNC Presents JOSH: THE BLACK BABE RUTHTNC Presents JOSH: THE BLACK BABE RUTH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Theater for the New City (TNC) presented a highly successful developmental production of 'Josh: The Black Babe Ruth' by Michael A. Jones last Spring in its small Cabaret Theater. In honor of Black History Month, TNC will re-mount the drama February 8 to 25, 2018 in its larger Cino Theater. Bette Howard directs. The play dramatizes the life, loves and ultimately the tragic decline of Josh Gibson, who was perhaps the greatest slugger of the Negro leagues and who, some say, died of a broken heart in 1947. (more...)

Theater for the New City Stages OR CURRENT RESIDENTTheater for the New City Stages OR CURRENT RESIDENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Part of our shared experience as Americans today is how we strain under the weight of the tech sector. Millionaires are made overnight and we endure the distortions of social media while gentrification pushes us out of our homes. When that happens, it rips us away from our history as if we never mattered. That's the idea behind 'Or Current Resident,' a new play by Joan Bigwood, which will be performed by Squeaky Bicycle Productions from February 3 to 25 at Theater for the New City, where it is a resident company. Brandi Varnell, Artistic Director of Squeaky Bicycle, directs. (more...)

AMERICA's FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, A World Premiere Musical Comes to TNC This JanuaryAMERICA's FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, A World Premiere Musical Comes to TNC This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER will play a limited 4-week engagement, running Thursday, January 4, 2018 through Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Theater For the New City (155 1st Avenue, between East 9th and East 10th Streets, NYC). The Opening is Sunday, January 14, 2018 (3 PM). (more...)

Thunderbird American Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow Wow Comes to TNCThunderbird American Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow Wow Comes to TNC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 43rd annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from February 2 to 11, 2018. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. (more...)

David Zen Mansley to Return with A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Theater for the New CityDavid Zen Mansley to Return with A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Can the spirits of Christmas warm the heart of a bitter old miser? Find the answer yourself in David 'Zen' Mansley's production of the classic Charles Dickens tale. (more...)

TNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This WinterTNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). (more...)

THE GIRL WHO JUMPED OFF THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN Makes Its NY PremiereTHE GIRL WHO JUMPED OFF THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN Makes Its NY Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

KADM Productions has announced dates for the New York City premiere of THE GIRL WHO JUMPED OFF THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN, a solo show written and performed by South Australian theatre maker Joanne Hartstone. Featuring songs composed for Hollywood's brightest stars Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, and more this play with music takes audiences on a nostalgic journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood from a whole new perspective. Previews begin on Tuesday, January 2nd and will run through Sunday, January 21st at Theater for the New City in Manhattan. Directed by Vince Fusco, the production will have its official opening is set for Tuesday, January 9th at 8:00PM. For more information, visit https://thegirlwhojumpedoffthehollywoodsign.com/. (more...)

Alice Barrett Mitchell Joins Cast of FOR MAMMA at Theater for the New CityAlice Barrett Mitchell Joins Cast of FOR MAMMA at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Alice Barrett Mitchell has been cast as Pia in For Mamma, a new stage play that explores the plight of a biracial gay man's struggle to keep his mother alive while dealing with government red tape and a caseworker's prejudice. The piece is being presented as part of a Scratch Night at Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

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Skits, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Slated for TNC's 41st Annual Halloween BallSkits, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Slated for TNC's 41st Annual Halloween Ball
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 41st annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Monday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. (more...)

Nonstop Theatre, Costumes and More to Bewitch at TNC's VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALLNonstop Theatre, Costumes and More to Bewitch at TNC's VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's Village Halloween Costume Ball today, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. (more...)

Nonstop Theatre, Costumes and More to Bewitch at TNC's VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALLNonstop Theatre, Costumes and More to Bewitch at TNC's VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's Village Halloween Costume Ball on Tuesday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. (more...)

PRAGUE, 1912 (THE SAVOY CAFE YIDDISH THEATRE to Play TNC This NovemberPRAGUE, 1912 (THE SAVOY CAFE YIDDISH THEATRE to Play TNC This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

'Prague, 1912 (the Savoy Caf Yiddish Theatre)' by Lu Hauser is a comedy based on historic personalities of the Yiddish Theater. (more...)

Skits, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Slated for TNC's 41st Annual Halloween BallSkits, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Slated for TNC's 41st Annual Halloween Ball
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 41st annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Monday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. (more...)

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