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Bio:
Eric Bentley was an influential theater critic who died at 103. He was also a member of the New York Theater Hall of Fame, recognizing his many years of cabaret performances. Beginning in 1953, he taught at Columbia University and was a theatre critic for The New Republic. He became known for his ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Eric Bentley was an influential theater critic who died at 103. He was also a member of the New York Theater Hall of Fame, recognizing his many years of cabaret performances. Beginning in 1953, he taught at Columbia University and was a theatre critic for The New Republic. He became known for his ... (read complete bio)
NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Isaiah Sheffer Archive
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center has acquired the papers of Isaiah Sheffer, playwright, lyricist, and co-founder and artistic director of New York's renowned cultural institution Symphony Space. 

NY Public Library's Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on the New Isaiah Sheffer Archive
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Oct 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on The New Isaiah Sheffer Archive.

Tony Kushner, Austin Pendleton and More Set for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERIC BENTLEY! Centennial Tribute This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

This month, legendary playwright, singer, editor and translator and Theatre Hall of Fame inductee Eric Bentley turned 99 years old. In celebration of this milestone and a century of his contributions to the international theatre world, a special one night-only birthday celebration has been announced: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERIC BENTLEY! A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE CONCERT will take place on December 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

ERC Returns to the Berkshires with VAN GOGH'S EAR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall.

ERC to Perform VAN GOGH'S EAR in the Berkshires, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

New York City, NY (FOR RELEASE 7.20.15) --- Hailed recently by The New York Times as “ingenious,” New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall.

Karyn Levitt to Release ERIC BENTLEY'S BREECHT-EISLER SONGBOOK Recording in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook,' the debut CD from soprano actress Karyn Levitt, will be available from Roven Records on October 30.

ERC Presents Regional Premiere of VAN GOGH'S EAR Concert in Conjunction With Art Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Hailed recently by The New York Times as "ingenious," New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall.

Karyn Levitt's 'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook' Set for Release in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook,' the debut CD from soprano actress Karyn Levitt, will be available from Roven Records on October 30. From her rich collaboration with world-renowned Brecht translator Eric Bentley, Levitt sings over 20 Brecht-Eisler songs in English translation, all rarely-heard and many never-before recorded until now. Bentley adapted the song texts (poems and theater ballads by Brecht) from their original German into English, unlocking Eisler's starkly beautiful songs for English-speaking audiences. 'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook' is produced by four-time Emmy award winner Glen Roven.

ERC to Perform VAN GOGH'S EAR in the Berkshires, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

New York City, NY (FOR RELEASE 7.20.15) --- Hailed recently by The New York Times as “ingenious,” New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall.

ERC to Return to the Berkshires with VAN GOGH'S EAR, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall.

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Brings CREDITORS to The Wild Project Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be presenting August Strindberg's searing domestic drama Creditors in the celebrated translation by Scottish playwright David Grieg (Donmar Warehouse 2008; BAM 2010) for 6 performances only tonight Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm; Thursday Dec 4 @ 8:00; Friday, Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm; Saturday Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Bring CREDITORS to The Wild Project, 12/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be presenting August Strindberg's searing domestic drama Creditors in the celebrated translation by Scottish playwright David Grieg (Donmar Warehouse 2008; BAM 2010) for 6 performances only on Wednesday Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm; Thursday Dec 4 @ 8:00; Friday, Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm; Saturday Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).

Amanda Peet, Katie Finneran & More to Co-Chair HB Studio's 70th Anniversary Benefit; Peter Gallagher to Host
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

HB Studio, one of New York's original acting schools, will kick off its 70th anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. on November 3 with a benefit dinner at the Manhattan Penthouse.

New Adaptation of Pirandello's FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH Opens at Phoenix Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be presenting a freely adapted version of Luigi Pirandello's one-act play, The Man With a Flower in His Mouth for 4 performances only tonight 9/12 @ 8:00 pm; Saturday 9/13 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday September 14 @ 3:00 pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).

Nora Theatre Company's 'EMILIE' Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Nora Theatre Company will present Lauren Gunderson's Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. The piece will be the Boston acting debut for Lee Mikeska Gardner in the title role. Ms. Gardner was appointed Artistic Director of The Nora Theatre Company in November 2013 following a national search. The press performance is Monday, September 8 at 7:30PM.

New Adaptation of Pirandello's FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH Opens at Phoenix Theatre, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be presenting a freely adapted version of Luigi Pirandello's one-act play, The Man With a Flower in His Mouth for 4 performances only on Friday 9/12 @ 8:00 pm; Saturday 9/13 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday September 14 @ 3:00 pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).

Nora Theatre Company's 'EMILIE' to Begin 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Nora Theatre Company will present Lauren Gunderson's Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. The piece will be the Boston acting debut for Lee Mikeska Gardner in the title role. Ms. Gardner was appointed Artistic Director of The Nora Theatre Company in November 2013 following a national search. The press performance is Monday, September 8 at 7:30PM.

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents BEETHOVEN LOVE ELEGIES, Now thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to Lenox, Massachusetts, for the second consecutive summer, with 12 performances of the fully staged theatrical concert, Beethoven Love Elegies. With a script drawn from Beethoven's letters and diaries and accounts by his contemporaries, interwoven with performances of some of his greatest music, this poignant, humorous, and emotionally intense production dramatizes Beethoven's young years in Vienna and his search for the perfect wife. Actor Kire Tosevski as Beethoven heads an outstanding company of five esteemed actors and four musicians (violinist Rachel Lee Priday, cellist Sebastian Bäverstam, pianist Eve Wolf, and baritone Chad Sloane).

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents BEETHOVEN LOVE ELEGIES, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to Lenox, Massachusetts, for the second consecutive summer, with 12 performances of the fully staged theatrical concert, Beethoven Love Elegies. With a script drawn from Beethoven's letters and diaries and accounts by his contemporaries, interwoven with performances of some of his greatest music, this poignant, humorous, and emotionally intense production dramatizes Beethoven's young years in Vienna and his search for the perfect wife. Actor Kire Tosevski as Beethoven heads an outstanding company of five esteemed actors and four musicians (violinist Rachel Lee Priday, cellist Sebastian Bäverstam, pianist Eve Wolf, and baritone Chad Sloane).

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents THE TRIAL OF OSCAR WILDE, Now thru 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Fresh off its recent Tchaikovsky production at BAM Fisher, the Ensemble of the Romantic Century (ERC) presents another fully staged theatrical concert interweaving drama and music about one of the most famous trials of the 19th century. Delivered by a top-caliber cast in an intimate setting, The Trial of Oscar Wilde focuses on the tragic shackling, public scrutiny, and subsequent imprisonment of the homosexual playwright/writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). A script based on Wilde's correspondence, plays, and short stories (performed by Broadway's Michael Halling as Oscar Wilde and esteemed Robert Ian Mackenzie as Lord Queensbury) provides a dramatic backdrop for chamber music by French and English composers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries including Chausson's masterful Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet, and works by Satie, Elgar, Faure and Franck in performances by the dynamic Amphion String Quartet, violinist Susie Park, pianist Max Barros and a romping barbershop quartet.

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