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Meet the Cast of A STRANGE LOOP Photo Meet the Cast of A STRANGE LOOP
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, begins previews tonight, April 14, 2022 Opening night is set for Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th St). Meet the cast here!

AUNT SUSAN AND HER TENNESSEE WALTZ to be Presented by Theater for the New City Photo AUNT SUSAN AND HER TENNESSEE WALTZ to be Presented by Theater for the New City
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

'Aunt Susan and Her Tennessee Waltz' by Toby Armour will be presented by Theater for the New City (TNC) April 28 to May 15.  The play dramatizes the leadership of Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt and Juno Frankie Pearce in the struggle to win the women's right to vote.

Longtime Downtown Theater Director George Ferencz Passes Away at 74 Photo Longtime Downtown Theater Director George Ferencz Passes Away at 74
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021

Stage Director George Ferencz (1947-2021), passed away on September 14 following a long illness according to his wife of 35 years, Sally Lesser. For over a half century, Ferencz was a beloved fixture of New York’s Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theatre scenes.

New Federal Theatre Celebrates Women's History Month with An Online Reading Series Photo New Federal Theatre Celebrates Women's History Month with An Online Reading Series
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2021

New Federal Theatre Celebrates Women's History Month with an online readings series.

Theater For The New City Will Offer HER TENNESSEE WALTZ By Toby Armour As A Radio Pla Photo Theater For The New City Will Offer HER TENNESSEE WALTZ By Toby Armour As A Radio Play
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2021

'Her Tennessee Waltz,' a radio play by Toby Armour, will be presented by Theater for the New City for Women's History Month. 

Theater for the New City Presents OPEN 'THO SHUT Photo Theater for the New City Presents OPEN 'THO SHUT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2020

On Saturday, November 14 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, Theater for the New City (TNC), 155 First Ave., will inaugurate 'Open 'Tho Shut,' a weekly series of free, live walk-by performances in which acts will be staged live in the theater's set shop for audiences of socially distanced passers-by, who will watch through an open garage door.

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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.

TOAST THE VOTE! SUSAN B. at Zoom Photo TOAST THE VOTE! SUSAN B. at Zoom
by Lauren Yarger - Sep 21, 2020

The third installment of Toast The Vote!, the series sponsored by the CT Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, will take place on Zoom Sept. 23 at 5 pm Eastern with an excerpt from Susan B. by Toby Armour, featuring Jenne Vath as Susan B. Anthony.

Over 150 Performances Set For TNC's 25th Lower East Side Festival Of The Arts Photo Over 150 Performances Set For TNC's 25th Lower East Side Festival Of The Arts
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2020

Theater for the New City has currently scheduled over 150 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers and film makers for its 25th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts.

Austin Pendleton, Charles Busch and More Set For Theater for the New City's LOWER EAS Photo Austin Pendleton, Charles Busch and More Set For Theater for the New City's LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2020

With the roster still building, Theater for the New City has currently scheduled over 150 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers and film makers for its 25th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which will be mounted virtually for the first time May 22 to 24, 2020.

Theater for the New City Launches Virtual Live Reading Series ON THE AIR Photo Theater for the New City Launches Virtual Live Reading Series ON THE AIR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2020

Jenne Vath And Steven Hauck Join Cast Of THE DRAGON GRISWYND At This Summer's Dream U Photo Jenne Vath And Steven Hauck Join Cast Of THE DRAGON GRISWYND At This Summer's Dream Up Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2018

Jenne Vath and Steven Hauck join the cast of THE DRAGON GRISWYND, Carrie Robbins' playful and poignant fairy tale for all ages. The one-act 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 RD Robbins.

PRAGUE, 1912 (THE SAVOY CAFE YIDDISH THEATRE Begins Tonight at TNC Photo PRAGUE, 1912 (THE SAVOY CAFE YIDDISH THEATRE Begins Tonight at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

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

PRAGUE, 1912 (THE SAVOY CAFE YIDDISH THEATRE to Play TNC This November Photo PRAGUE, 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.

HARM'S WAY Opens This Week at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

convergence-continuum opens its 2017 season with the Ohio premiere of Harm's Way by Mac Wellman, directed by Clyde Simon. Harm's Way, the darkly humorous fable of an angry man on a rampage through a fantastical wilderness, chronicles the exploits of very angry Santouche as he tries to make sense of his understanding of law and order in a nation of other angry people.

Dizozza & Maingrette's FLOAT Musical Set for TNC's Dream Up Festival, 9/7-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

'Float' is a musical written by Peter Dizozza and directed by Francesse Maingrette. The piece originated from the turmoil and personal exploration following the death of the playwright's mother. It uses music, poetry, comedy, drama and dance to chronicle the development of two surviving members of the Floater Family as they go out of their element (water) to experience life on land, air and fire. We see through the eyes of the members of the Floater family and the characters find themselves through their exploration of the world by enjoying each of its four elements. 'Float' will have its world premiere September 7 to 19 in Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival.

KAFKA'S QUEST Runs Now thru 3/15 at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

'Kafka's Quest, a.k.a. Kafka/Samsa' is a quasi-realistic play by the late playwright Lu Hauser that imagines the family life of Gregor Samsa, the tragic victim of Kafka's 'Metamorphosis,' and his friendship with an historic Yiddish Theater actor and actress in Prague, prior to the events of the famed novella. Set in Prague in 1912, it portrays Gregor Samsa (the name Kafka personified himself with in the book) as torn between his father, who wants to keep him on the straight and narrow with a full time job, and his friendship with artists of the Yiddish Theater, who want him to join and write for them. His father's bankruptcy forces Gregor to become the breadwinner of the family, which has been forced to take in two mysterious lodgers to make ends meet. The back and forth between the two poles of Gregor's life will culminate in 'The Metamorphosis.' Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere February 26 to March 15, directed by Manfred Bormann.

KAFKA'S QUEST to Run 2/26-3/15 at Theater for the New City
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 26, 2015

'Kafka's Quest, a.k.a. Kafka/Samsa' is a quasi-realistic play by the late playwright Lu Hauser that imagines the family life of Gregor Samsa, the tragic victim of Kafka's 'Metamorphosis,' and his friendship with an historic Yiddish Theater actor and actress in Prague, prior to the events of the famed novella. Set in Prague in 1912, it portrays Gregor Samsa (the name Kafka personified himself with in the book) as torn between his father, who wants to keep him on the straight and narrow with a full time job, and his friendship with artists of the Yiddish Theater, who want him to join and write for them. His father's bankruptcy forces Gregor to become the breadwinner of the family, which has been forced to take in two mysterious lodgers to make ends meet. The back and forth between the two poles of Gregor's life will culminate in 'The Metamorphosis.' Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere February 26 to March 15, directed by Manfred Bormann.

155 THRU THE ROOF to Play TNC, 4/3-20
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 7, 2014

'155 Thru the Roof,' a fanciful comedy with music, will be presented by Theater for the New City, April 3 to 20. Written by award-winning playwright Toby Armour, directed by George Ferencz with music by Peter Dizozza, the play follows the epic adventures of Lily Field, director of Theater for the New Syzygy, as she moves through the Fourth Dimension beyond Earth and the Lower East Side.

Meet Matt Baxter Luceno, ELTC's Ichabod Crane in THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Playing the role of Ichabod Crane in the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's production of the world premiere of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' is Matt Baxter Luceno. His first appearance with ELTC was playing Rodney Martin in the comedy 'It Pays to Advertise' last fall, and now he's back as the music and school teacher from Connecticut who lands a job in superstitious Tarrytown, New York.

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