Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED to Close Early Off-BroadwayLisa Lampanelli's STUFFED to Close Early Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Playwright and comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf announced today that STUFFED will play its final performance Off-Broadway on Sunday, November 19th at the Westside Theatre (Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Lauren Ann Brickman Goes From Understudy To Star In Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFEDLauren Ann Brickman Goes From Understudy To Star In Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf announced today that understudy Lauren Ann Brickman will star as Marty in Lampanelli's new play, STUFFED. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lisa Lampanelli and Friends Celebrate STUFFED!Photo Coverage: Lisa Lampanelli and Friends Celebrate STUFFED!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 20, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli's new play, Stuffed, officially opens Off-Broadway this fall in a new production at the Westside Theatre (Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. Following the departure of Nikki Blonsky from the cast, opening night, originally scheduled for October 19, will now officially take place on October 31, 2017 at the Westside Theatre (Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street). The company gathered last night to celebrate the special occasion. (more...)

Nikki Blonsky Leaves STUFFED Off-Broadway Following Illness; Opening Night Bumped to HalloweenNikki Blonsky Leaves STUFFED Off-Broadway Following Illness; Opening Night Bumped to Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Nikki Blonsky will depart the cast of Stuffed at the Westside Theatre. Due to an illness during a crucial stretch leading up to previews, Blonsky was not able to get sufficient rehearsal time and, as a result, she and the show's creative team have mutually decided to part ways. (more...)

BENCHED Plays Georgetown's NCDA, Closes 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2011

BENCHED, featuring actresses Dionne Audain, Leigh Jameson and Liz Mamana, will close Sunday February 27 at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, 1556 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Historic Georgetown. (more...)

BENCHED Plays Georgetown's NCDA 2/17-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2011

Playwright Allyson Currin and director Jessica Lefkow are pleased to announce the upcoming presentation of Allyson's newest play, BENCHED, featuring actresses Dionne Audain, Leigh Jameson and Liz Mamana. (more...)

BENCHED Plays Georgetown's NCDA 2/17-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

Playwright Allyson Currin and director Jessica Lefkow are pleased to announce the upcoming presentation of Allyson's newest play, BENCHED, featuring actresses Dionne Audain, Leigh Jameson and Liz Mamana. (more...)

2009's Ten Memorable Theater Moments You Might Have Missed!
by Michael Dale - Dec 31, 2009

Michael Dale names ten memorable theatre moments from some of New York's lesser known 2009 productions. (more...)

Broadway Blog - Silent Heroes: And Then There Wasn't One
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Friday, January 23, 2009. (more...)

Photo Flash: Roundtable Ensemble Presents SILENT HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2009

The Roundtable Ensemble (Kelly Ann Moore, Artistic Director and Joshua P. Weiss, Managing Director), now in its 10th season, will present the New York premiere of Linda Escalera Baggs' award-winning play 'SILENT HEROES,' inspired by a true story, and directed by Rosemary Andress. 'SILENT HEROES' will be presented at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor (bet. 8th and 9th Aves). Performances will begin on January 8, and the official opening performance was Sunday, January 11 at 3:00 p.m. Performances will run through Saturday, January 24. Set shortly after the end of the Vietnam War, the wives of six Marine Corps aviators have gathered in the night after hearing that one of the base's jet fighters has crashed. The Corps has offered no comfort or information, but the women know that one of their husbands isn't coming home. 'SILENT HEROES' deals with women's rights, race relations, family, war and peace, and the tenuous social structure that enables military wives to cope with the constant fear that their husbands' lives, and their futures, could end suddenly. It won Best Play at FutureFest (Dayton, OH), at the Firehouse Theatre Festival of New American Plays (Richmond, VA), and at the Pittsburgh New Play Festival. TheaterMania's Peter Filichia was one of the judges at FutureFest and wrote this in his column: 'While I was watching Linda Escalera Bagg's Silent Heroes, I thought 'Hmm...this playwright has not only written six fat parts for women but also at least two parts that could very well win Tony Awards for the actresses playing them.' 'SILENT HEROES' was also honored with the Source Literary Prize in Washington, D.C. Linda Escalera Baggs is a Virginia-based playwright whose plays have been produced across the U.S.A. In addition to her award-winning Silent Heroes her full length plays include Harps & Harmonicas and Word War, and her one-acts and short plays include: Parting Words, The August Jinx, Welcome to Florida, Who's Margaret, and Dress Blues. Baggs is the daughter of a Marine colonel. (more...)

Review - Silent Heroes: And Then There Wasn't One
by Kristin Salaky - Jan 23, 2009

For the past few weeks I've been enjoying Gotham's slight theatrical lull that began just before Christmas and seems to have ended with the inauguration. Oh, it's not that nothing has been opening, but the relative scarcity of new Broadway shows and high-profile Off-Broadway productions has given me more time than usual to check out the goings-on Off-Off Broadway. While figuring out what could fit into my schedule, a recent column by my friend and esteemed colleague Peter Filichia, singing enthusiastic praise for The Roundtable Ensemble's Equity showcase of Linda Escalera Baggs' tense and heart-ripping drama, Silent Heroes, sent me scrambling through old emails to see who to contact for press tickets. Alas, as I'm writing these words there are only three performances remaining for this excellent production (Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8), but at the recession-friendly price of only $18, this very well acted and conversation-stimulating 90 minutes is well worth squeezing into your weekend. (more...)

'SILENT HEROES' At Theater 54, Shetler Studios Opens 1/8/09
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2009

The Roundtable Ensemble (Kelly Ann Moore, Artistic Director and Joshua P. Weiss, Managing Director), now in its 10th season, will present the New York premiere of Linda Escalera Baggs' award-winning play 'SILENT HEROES,' inspired by a true story, and directed by Rosemary Andress. 'SILENT HEROES' will be presented at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor (bet. 8th and 9th Aves). Performances will begin on January 8, and the official opening performance will be Sunday, January 11 at 3:00 p.m. Performances will run through Saturday, January 24. (more...)

'SILENT HEROES' At Theater 54, Shetler Studios Opens 1/8/09
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2008

The Roundtable Ensemble (Kelly Ann Moore, Artistic Director and Joshua P. Weiss, Managing Director), now in its 10th season, will present the New York premiere of Linda Escalera Baggs' award-winning play 'SILENT HEROES,' inspired by a true story, and directed by Rosemary Andress. 'SILENT HEROES' will be presented at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor (bet. 8th and 9th Aves). Performances will begin on January 8, and the official opening performance will be Sunday, January 11 at 3:00 p.m. Performances will run through Saturday, January 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Queen's Co. Presents TWELFTH NIGHT at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2008

The Queen's Company production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Rebecca Patterson. The play opened November 8th and continues through November 23rd at Urban Stages at 259 West 30 Street in NYC. (more...)

'Twelfth Night' To Be Performed By The Queen's Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2008

The Queen's Company proudly presents William Shakespeare's classic comedy, 'Twelfth Night,' directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. Performances will run from November 8th to 23rd, 2008 in a limited engagement at Urban Stages, located at 259 West 30th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues in NYC. (more...)

Top Ten at Sanford Meisner Theatre, July 7-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2005

Top Ten, a new play by Peter Gil-Sheridan, will premiere at the Sanford Meisner Theatre on July 7th to run to July 31st (more...)