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THE DRAGON GRISWYND Comes to the Theater For The New CityTHE DRAGON GRISWYND Comes to the Theater For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2018

A playful, and poignant fairy tale for all ages, THE DRAGON GRISWYND by Carrie Robbins will have its world premier in the Community Space Theater at The Theater for the New City, Crystal Field (Artistic Director), as part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival, committed to wide-ranging, original theatrical visions. THE DRAGON GRISWYND is based on a story by RDRobbins. (more...)

Theater For The New City, Crystal Field Presents 'Sleep F$@cking: Revision'Theater For The New City, Crystal Field Presents 'Sleep F$@cking: Revision'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

'Sleep F$@cking: Revision' by Margot Mejia is an exploration of the physical experience of writing and revising a work that delves into a troubled writer's mind. Wine-addled and in a mire of insomnia, a character named John begins to lose sight of what is real and what is the novel. The world of the play and the novel overlap and become one, as John physically enters his book and the stage is overtaken by both realities, making both him and the audience question their interpretation of events. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the play's world premiere August 26 to September 4. (more...)

Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival Will Present OCCASIONALLY NOTHINGTheater For The New City's Dream Up Festival Will Present OCCASIONALLY NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

It was inevitable, perhaps, that our post-truth politics would seep into 21st century absurdist theater. One sunny example is 'Occasionally Nothing' by Natalie Menna, which takes us to a dismal time-to-come when something can become a profound, obvious nothing. Life becomes the time in between the sometimes which sometimes happen. The piece won awards in Planet Connections Festivity for developmental staging's, with critics cheering the playwright for her mastery of Theater of the Absurd. Theater for the New City's Dream Up festival will present the work September 8 to 16. Ivette Dumeng directs. (more...)

Theater For The New City Sets Ninth Annual DREAM UP FESTIVALTheater For The New City Sets Ninth Annual DREAM UP FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

From August 26 to September 16, 2018, Theater for the New City (TNC), under the direction of Crystal Field, Artistic Director, will present its ninth annual Dream Up Festival, a feast of adventurous theater mixing world premieres, American premieres and New York premieres. It's an ultimate new work festival dedicated to the joy of discovering new authors and edgy, innovative performances. (more...)

New Translation Of Strindberg's CREDITORS Premieres In TNC's Dream Up Festival 8/27-9/4New Translation Of Strindberg's CREDITORS Premieres In TNC's Dream Up Festival 8/27-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

From August 27 to September 4, August Strindberg Rep will perform Strindberg's 'Creditors' in a new translation by Robert Greer as part of the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave.  This masterpiece from Strindberg's naturalist period is rarely excelled in its unity of construction, dramatic tension and acute psychological analysis, but it is far less performed and anthologized than 'The Father' or 'Miss Julie.' During an afternoon in a lounge at a seaside resort, a revenge is played out as a credulous artist has his mind poisoned against his wife by her former husband. Translator Robert Greer directs. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival 2018 Presents The World Premiere Of MOVING  BODIES' La Marquise du Chatelet and Voltaire's Laws of Attraction Written by Lorraine Liscio Directed by Myriam Cyr August 26-September 16  How Newton got it wrong and how a woman came to fix it. (more...)

Casting Complete For LURED In NYC And RomeCasting Complete For LURED In NYC And Rome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Lured, written by Frank J. Avella, explores the persecution of gays in Russia and will have a World Premiere 3-week run at Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) November 8-25, 2018. In addition, the play was accepted into the Onstage! American Theater Festival in Rome, Italy, with performances January 25 & 26, 2019. Lured will be co-directed by Mr. Avella and Carlotta Brentan. The U.S. production is a TNC/Impetus Ensemble co-production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Liliane MontevecchiPhoto Flash: Remembering Liliane Montevecchi
by Walter McBride - Jul 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld reported on June 29th that Tony winner Liliane Montevecchi passed away at 85 years old. Take a look back on some of our favorite memories of Montevecchi, in the photos below. (more...)

Theater for the New City Announces SHAME! OR THE DOOMSDAY MACHINETheater for the New City Announces SHAME! OR THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 42nd annual tour August 4 with 'SHAME! Or The Doomsday Machine,' a rip-roaring musical in which the Theory of Relativity explains modern politics. Free performances will tour closed-off streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs until September 16. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. (Schedule follows at bottom of this document.) (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT.COMEDYTheater for the New City Presents CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT.COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Cyberbabies: A Musical Dot.Comedy, a world premiere musical with book, music and lyrics by Craig Silver. Lissa Moira directs a cast of 14, including William Broderick, Jef Canter, Selear Duke, Katie Fann, Becca Gottlieb, Jordan Griffey, Zander Kirby, David "Zen" Mansley, Michael Maricondi, Olivia Medley, James Parks, Johnathan Fox Powers, Dani Westhead, and Amanda Yachechak.  Performances will be staged at the Community Space at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from May 31-June 17, 2018.  (more...)

Theater For The New City Makes Art Accessible, Unveils Handicapped Accessible ElevatorTheater For The New City Makes Art Accessible, Unveils Handicapped Accessible Elevator
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

While Theater for the New City regularly celebrates show openings, it's gearing up for a special grand opening of its own: a handicapped accessible elevator. (more...)

F. Murray Abraham, Austin Pendleton, and More Celebrate Theater for the New City's Annual Free Lower East Side FestivalF. Murray Abraham, Austin Pendleton, and More Celebrate Theater for the New City's Annual Free Lower East Side Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

To celebrate the official kick-off of Summer, Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Co-founder and Artistic Director) will host the 23rd annual LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL, a FREE Summer Arts Festivals at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave. at 10th St.). The festival will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 - 27, 2018 from 6pm - 1am and will feature theater, music, art, dance, video, film, aerial arts, poetry, magic and comedy with over 190 performances over the course of the weekend. (more...)

Theater For The New City Presents FAT ASSES: THE MUSICALTheater For The New City Presents FAT ASSES: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Take off those Spanx and get ready to let loose for FAT ASSES: THE MUSICAL. Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director is thrilled to present the return of the revamped musical/comedy May 3-20, 2018. From the writers of the FringeNYC favorite Parker & Dizzy's Fabulous Journey to the End of the Rainbow, Peter Zachari and Damon Maida reunite to present this hilarious and thought provoking musical described as "The First Wives Club meets 9 to 5." (more...)

Theater for the New City Announces A PUNK OR A GENTLEMANTheater for the New City Announces A PUNK OR A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

In her newest play, 'A Punk or a Gentleman,' playwright Andrea J. Fulton explores the complex psyche of a Black, middle-aged Don Juan who loves to captivate women but falls victim to physical abuse by the women he loves. The ten-character drama will be directed by Kymbali Craig for its world premiere, which will be presented by Theater for the New City from May 3 to 20. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Performances begin this Wednesday for Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister). (more...)

Crystal Field Executive Producer Theater for the New City Theater & BAD REP Presents CITY GIRLS AND DESPERADOESCrystal Field Executive Producer Theater for the New City Theater & BAD REP Presents CITY GIRLS AND DESPERADOES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2018

'City Girls & Desperadoes'- a dramedy - 1977 NYC, a ragtag band of accidental outlaws at war with their pasts ignite high rolling relationships that must explode, as the altered state that love in its most extreme form engenders is a dangerous intoxication as mind altering as any pharmaceutical. (more...)

Theater for the New City Will Present FAT ASSES: THE MUSICALTheater for the New City Will Present FAT ASSES: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Take off those Spanx and get ready to let loose for FAT ASSES: THE MUSICAL. Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director is thrilled to present the return of the revamped musical/comedy May 3-20, 2018. Playing to sold-out houses in 2013 the writers of the FringeNYC favorite Parker & Dizzy's Fabulous Journey to the End of the Rainbow Peter Zachari and Damon Maida reunite to present this hilarious and thought provoking musical described as "The First Wives Club meets 9 to 5." (more...)

Nancy Anderson and More to Join Charles Busch's THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARENancy Anderson and More to Join Charles Busch's THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister). (more...)

Actress And Activist Vinie Burrows To Be Honored At 15th Annual Theater For The New City GalaActress And Activist Vinie Burrows To Be Honored At 15th Annual Theater For The New City Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 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...)

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...)

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