BWW Interview:  BWW Award Winning Director Larry Eisenberg Tells Us About THE CHINESE WALL at Group repBWW Interview: BWW Award Winning Director Larry Eisenberg Tells Us About THE CHINESE WALL at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Jan 19, 2018

Larry Eisenberg is the winner of this year's BroadwayWorld Award for Best Director of a Local Play, Lost in Yonkers, at Group Rep. He earned his MFA from CalArts, received a DramaLogue Award for the world premiere adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Stories for Children and has directed numerous productions at GRT. His favorites include Lost in Yonkers, Poor of New York, Trip to Bountiful, Over the River and Through the Woods and his original play, Nautilus, which was later turned into a feature film. He currently serves as one of the two Co-artistic Directors at The Group Rep. He is at present directing/rehearsing The Chinese Wall set to open January 26. Tell us about the background for the play. (more...)

The Workshop Theater presents MICHAEL STROGOFF, COURIER OF THE TSAR- A New Musical Based On Jules Verne NovelThe Workshop Theater presents MICHAEL STROGOFF, COURIER OF THE TSAR- A New Musical Based On Jules Verne Novel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

The Workshop Theater - 312 West 36th Street, 4th floor - will present a concert reading of a new musical this Sunday, January 7th, at 6pm. (more...)

AMERICA's FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, A World Premiere Musical Comes to TNC This JanuaryAMERICA's FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, A World Premiere Musical Comes to TNC This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER will play a limited 4-week engagement, running Thursday, January 4, 2018 through Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Theater For the New City (155 1st Avenue, between East 9th and East 10th Streets, NYC). The Opening is Sunday, January 14, 2018 (3 PM). (more...)

TNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This WinterTNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). (more...)

Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS Opens Tonight at Lonny Chapman TheatreNeil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS Opens Tonight at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic drama directedby Larry Eisenberg, produced by Doug Haverty. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Eisenberg on LOST IN YONKERSBWW Interview: Director Eisenberg on LOST IN YONKERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Director/Actor/Writer LARRY EISENBERG earned his MFA from CalArts, received a DramaLogue Award for the world premiere adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Stories for Children and has directed numerous productions at GRT. His favorites include The Poor of New York, Trip to Bountiful, Over the River and Through the Woods and his original play, Nautilus, which was later turned into a feature film. He currently serves as one of the two co-artistic directors at the Group Rep. He is currently directing Lost in Yonkers at Group rep which will have its official opening Friday, September 8. Written by Steve Peterson (more...)

Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS to Open Next Week at Lonny Chapman TheatreNeil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS to Open Next Week at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic drama directedby Larry Eisenberg, produced by Doug Haverty. (more...)

THE PULITZER AT 100 Opens 8/11 in Los AngelesTHE PULITZER AT 100 Opens 8/11 in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

First Run Features announces the Los Angeles premiere of The Pulitzer at 100 on August 11, 2017 at Laemmle Music Hall, following the New York opening at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema. (more...)

New Documentary PULITZER AT 100, with Playwrights Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Ayad Akhtar & More, Hits Theaters TodayNew Documentary PULITZER AT 100, with Playwrights Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Ayad Akhtar & More, Hits Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

First Run Features has announced the theatrical premiere of The Pulitzer at 100, the latest documentary by Oscar and Emmy-winning director Kirk Simon. The film opens at the prestigious Lincoln Plaza Cinema today, July 21, with other cities to follow. (more...)

New Documentary THE PULITZER AT 100 Opens 8/11 in L.A.New Documentary THE PULITZER AT 100 Opens 8/11 in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Pulitzer at 100 celebrates the centenary of this revered and seminal national award for literary excellence in journalism and the arts. The totality of the Pulitzers has had an immeasurable impact on the American sensibility and beyond over the past 100 years. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how these pinnacles of achievement are selected in the twenty-one categories and how the award has the power to change lives and communities. The diverse stories explored in the film relate to immigration, race, gender, and above all freedom of speech - all issues that are ever more relevant in America today.   (more...)

Playwrights Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Ayad Akhtar and More Featured in New Documentary PULITZER AT 100Playwrights Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Ayad Akhtar and More Featured in New Documentary PULITZER AT 100
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

First Run Features has announced the theatrical premiere of The Pulitzer at 100, the latest documentary by Oscar and Emmy-winning director Kirk Simon. The film opens at the prestigious Lincoln Plaza Cinema on July 21, with other cities to follow. (more...)

World Renowned Jewish Cultural Entertainers to Discuss the Renaissance & CultureWorld Renowned Jewish Cultural Entertainers to Discuss the Renaissance & Culture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Michael Ann Russel Jewish Community Center (MAR-JCC) presents its first installment of the Yiddishkayt Entertainment Series: A Forum for the Celebration of Jewish Culture and Education with The Renaissance of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. World renowned Jewish Cultural entertainers Jake Ehrenreich, Eleanor Reissa and Avi Hoffman will lead the discussion of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. (more...)

Write Out Loud and Cygnet Theatre present STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH by Beloved Jewish AuthorsWrite Out Loud and Cygnet Theatre present STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH by Beloved Jewish Authors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience  - announces their upcoming performance of STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH, by Beloved Jewish Authors. The reading with music is a co-production with Cygnet Theatre Company and takes place in conjunction with Cygnet Theatre's run of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon. STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH will take place at Cygnet Theatre on January 24th at 7pm. (more...)

Write Out Loud and Cygnet Theatre present STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH by Beloved Jewish AuthorsWrite Out Loud and Cygnet Theatre present STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH by Beloved Jewish Authors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience  - announces their upcoming performance of STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH, by Beloved Jewish Authors. The reading with music is a co-production with Cygnet Theatre Company and takes place in conjunction with Cygnet Theatre's run of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon. STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH will take place at Cygnet Theatre on January 24th at 7pm. (more...)

A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN 2.O Debuts at  Mizner Park Cultural Arts CenterA JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN 2.O Debuts at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Dec 16, 2016

Jake Ehrenreich, playwright, author and academically recognized expert on Comedy, Catskills and the Holocaust, will present a completely updated version of his beloved autobiographical comedy musical A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, when A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 opens at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton for a limited four week run from February 2 - 26. (more...)

Hampton Theatre Company Presents JOY TO THE WORLD Holiday ReadingsHampton Theatre Company Presents JOY TO THE WORLD Holiday Readings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue, now in its 32nd year, has added an additional production to the 2016-2017 season. For one weekend only, December 9 to 11, the HTC will present two festive evenings and one matinee performance of holiday stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Isaac Bashevis Singer, O. Henry and other celebrated writers, read by members of the company. (more...)

Center for Jewish History Celebrates Book Launch of The Forward's HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOUCenter for Jewish History Celebrates Book Launch of The Forward's HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Forward's published fiction is an artistic trove. For every Isaac Bashevis Singer – who contributed to the Forward for over 50 years – several important writers, many of them women, remained untranslated and unknown. Now, in “Have I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward,” 42 Yiddish-language stories are translated for the first time. (more...)

New Translation of 'Yiddish Literature in America 1870-2000' is ReleasedNew Translation of 'Yiddish Literature in America 1870-2000' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Translator Barnett Zumoff was inspired to create and publish his 3-volume English translation of 'Yiddish Literature in America 1870-2000-Volume 1' (published by Xlibris) when he read the original Yiddish work compiled by Emanuel Goldsmith, which he considered a landmark in the history of Yiddish culture - a once- in-a-lifetime publication. He felt it was essential to make this material available to readers who cannot read and understand Yiddish and the result is the present volume of translation. (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful and Charming YENTL at The New Jewish TheatreBWW Review: Delightful and Charming YENTL at The New Jewish Theatre
by Chris Gibson - May 24, 2016

Apparently, due to legal issues with rights that had to be worked out, this version of YENTL, based on the short story "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy" written by Isaac Bashevis Singer (book by Leah Napolin and Singer), cannot be referred to in its title as a musical. It all has to do with Barbra Streisand's dreary and dreadful (although some people adore it) 1983 musical film version. But, there's no confusing the two once you see this utterly charming adaptation. It adheres closely to Singer's work, while the film veers off into a direction which not only makes little sense, but also butchers the author's intent. That's a shame, but when you're writing, directing, starring, etc, you can tend to lose sight of the actual story, turning it instead into a nothing more than a self-serving star vehicle. Jill Sobule's music (she composed "I Kissed a Girl", oddly enough) provides a genre-hopping mix of styles that may, at times, seem anachronistic, but which serve the tale very well. The New Jewish Theatre's current production is a delight, and I heartily recommend it. (more...)

THE SORCERERS to Run 3/3-20 at TNCTHE SORCERERS to Run 3/3-20 at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?Belgian playwright Serge Goriely turns conventional notions of voodoo on their heads with his Strindbergian play of magic, lies and intolerance, 'The Sorcerers.'  Theater for the New City will present the work's world premiere March 3 to 20, translated and directed by David Willinger. (more...)

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