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Theater for the New City's Village Hallowen Costume Ball Goes Virtual Photo Theater for the New City's Village Hallowen Costume Ball Goes Virtual
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020

Theater for the New City's Village Halloween Costume Ball, a revered Village tradition that frequently welcomes over 1,200 revelers, will be presented virtually this year with most of its key traditions preserved. Notable artists including Everett Quinton, F. Murray Abraham, Austin Pendleton, Phoebe Legere and Penny Arcade.

Playwright Eduardo Machado Joins HB Studio Photo Playwright Eduardo Machado Joins HB Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020

Playwright Eduardo Machado will join HB Studio this fall to teach a virtual playwriting class, 'Playwriting: Development & Dialogue', that is open to interested playwrights of all levels. The class will be held over Zoom on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT, Sep. 19-Nov. 21, 2020.

VIDEO: Arena Stage's 2020/21 Season Will Begin January 2021; Announced During Livestr Photo VIDEO: Arena Stage's 2020/21 Season Will Begin January 2021; Announced During Livestream Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie announced the updated 2020/21 Season during a livestreamed event with the Washington Post's Peter Marks.  

Lilli Cooper, Kathleen Chalfant and More Announced for Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW P Photo Lilli Cooper, Kathleen Chalfant and More Announced for Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their tenth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Jeremy O. Harris and Theresa Rebeck, alongside six brand new plays that have been selected from hundreds of open submissions from playwrights across the country.

Premieres From Jeremy O. Harris, Theresa Rebeck and More Included in Red Bull Theater Photo Premieres From Jeremy O. Harris, Theresa Rebeck and More Included in Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020

Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for their tenth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Jeremy O. Harris and Theresa Rebeck, alongside six brand new plays that have been selected from hundreds of open submissions from playwrights across the country.

TimeLine Theatre Company Announces 2020-22 Playwrights Collective Photo TimeLine Theatre Company Announces 2020-22 Playwrights Collective
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020

TimeLine Theatre Company has announced that four new playwrights have joined its Playwrights Collective, the company's new play incubator.

John McCormack, Executive Director of INTAR, Has Passed Away Photo John McCormack, Executive Director of INTAR, Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020

INTAR has announced the sad news that John McCormack, longtime Executive Director of INTAR, died on Monday May 18th in his Queens NY home from natural causes related to COVID-19. McCormack was 61.

Arena Stage Announces Online Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD Photo Arena Stage Announces Online Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the expansion of its online programs and events through August 2020. Arena Artistic Director Molly Smith has curated a diverse and engaging Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward, connecting artists and audiences locally and nationally.

Latino Theater Company Goes Online With LATINO THEATER CO. LIVE Conversation Series Photo Latino Theater Company Goes Online With LATINO THEATER CO. LIVE Conversation Series
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2020

The Latino Theater Company is going online with Latino Theater Co. LIVE, a series of online conversations hosted by Xavi Moreno.

BWW Review:  Arena Stage's CELIA AND FIDEL An Emotionally Taut, Gripping Piece of Rev Photo BWW Review: Arena Stage's CELIA AND FIDEL An Emotionally Taut, Gripping Piece of Revolutionary History
by Andrew White - Mar 16, 2020

Eduardo Machado's Celia and Fidel, set at the beginning of the Mariel Boatlift crisis in 1980, explores the bravado, self-delusion, frustration and paranoia that were the hallmarks of Fidel Castro's rule over Cuba. Director Molly Smith has worked her cast into a taut, suspenseful emotional pitch, with nuances galore to enjoy and contemplate.

Andhy Mendez to Replace Robert M. Jimenez in Arena Stage's CELIA AND FIDEL Photo Andhy Mendez to Replace Robert M. Jimenez in Arena Stage's CELIA AND FIDEL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

The first four preview performances of the world-premiere Celia and Fidel have been cancelled due to the departure of actor Robert M. Jimenez. Mr. Jimenez has withdrawn from the production due to personal matters. He will be replaced by Andhy Mendez and preview performances will now begin on Tuesday, March 3. Mendez will step into the role of the Cuban leader.

Mabou Mines Has Added a Free Film Screening and PROMENADE Concert Performance Photo Mabou Mines Has Added a Free Film Screening and PROMENADE Concert Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

Mabou Mines, the esteemed experimental theater company, and Weathervane Productions, in association with Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival, add free documentary film screening and Promenade concert performance, and announce complete casting for a unique upcoming celebration of legendary playwright and director María Irene Fornés. The February 21-March 7 engagement centers on the New York premiere of Philip Glass' transformation of her five-page play Drowning into an opera and a version of Fornés' acclaimed Mud. JoAnne Akalaitis directs these two intimate productions-both with new music composed by Glass-at Mabou Mines (150 First Avenue).

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel. It's 1980 and Cuba is dealing with a failing economy. As Fidel Castro ponders on how to move his country forward, his political partner, Celia Sánchez, is never far from his side. Imbued with magical realism, Celia and Fidel is the dynamic story of radical change in Cuba featuring the country's most notorious political figure and Cuba's most influential female revolutionary. Directed by Molly Smith, Celia and Fidel runs February 28 through April 12, 2020 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

TNC's Love 'n Courage Gala Will Benefit Emerging Playwrights Program Photo TNC's Love 'n Courage Gala Will Benefit Emerging Playwrights Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program will be beneficiary of the theater's 17th Annual Love 'n Courage benefit Monday, February 24, 2020 at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South. The evening honors James Rado, the Tony and Grammy Award winning, actor, playwright, composer and co-author of the musical 'Hair.'

Theater Resources Unlimited Will Present Workshop 'How To Write A Musical That Works  Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Will Present Workshop 'How To Write A Musical That Works Part Two: Conflicts & Obstacles'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will present the workshop How to Write a Musical That Works Part Two: Conflicts & Obstacles on Sunday February 23, 2020 from 10am to 6pm at Studios 150, 150 W. 46th Street, 7th floor, NYC. Submission deadline is Wednesday 2/12. E-mail [email protected] or register online at https://truonline.org/events/feedback-workshop2-2020/.

Robert M. Jimenez, Marian Licha and More Will Star in the World Premiere of CELIA AND Photo Robert M. Jimenez, Marian Licha and More Will Star in the World Premiere of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the full company for the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel.

Arena Stage Announces Additional Playwrights To Join Power Plays Initiative Photo Arena Stage Announces Additional Playwrights To Join Power Plays Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces four additional commissioned playwrights as a part of Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from a diverse mix of writers, composers and lyricists over the course of 10 years. Playwrights Lauren Yee, Zack Zadek, Emily Feldman and Karen Zacarías join previously commissioned playwrights with projects underway, including Eduardo Machado, whose Power Play Celia and Fidel, a perceptive and authentic look at Fidel Castro's most trusted confidant and political partner, Celia Sánchez, enjoys its world premiere in Arena's Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, February 28 through April 12, 2020.

PRIDE PLAYS Will Return To NYC In 2020 Photo PRIDE PLAYS Will Return To NYC In 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

Festival Producers Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, and Festival Director Nick Mayo, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, are proud to present Pride Plays 2020. Initially intended as a one-time celebration of Stonewall 50 and theatrical pride, the festival will return in 2020 due to rapturous community response and overwhelming demand. Pride Plays 2020 will run from June 25 a?" June 29, 2020 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in the West Village (224 Waverly Place).

Theater For The New City Hosts Village Halloween Costume Ball 10/31 Photo Theater For The New City Hosts Village Halloween Costume Ball 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village October 31 in the Village Halloween Costume Ball, which is presented annually by Theater for the New City (TNC), 155 First Avenue.  This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for real witches, everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. An explosive fall tradition, it is always held on the actual night of Halloween and celebrates artistic creation and fertilization.

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents WHAT TRU CAN DO FOR YOU: A Free Introduction to  Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Presents WHAT TRU CAN DO FOR YOU: A Free Introduction to Our Community
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the SeptemberPanel, What TRU Can Do for You: A Free Introduction to Our Community, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor. This introduction to TRU is free for everyone. E-mail [email protected] or register online at https://truonline.org/events/what-tru-can-do/ using the bright red ticketing box.

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