Theater for the New City Finds Cast for THE OPEN GATETheater for the New City Finds Cast for THE OPEN GATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Theater for the New City has announced the cast of THE OPEN GATE, a new musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Manor, which will begin previews on Sunday October 14th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street).  (more...)

NY Public Library To Screen 'Dibukim' And Hold Gesher Theatre PanelNY Public Library To Screen 'Dibukim' And Hold Gesher Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

After an absence of five years and under the auspices of the Cherry Orchard Festival, Israel's acclaimed Gesher Theatre returns to New York in early October with its two leading productions The Dybbuk and In the Tunnel. On Tuesday, October 2, just prior to the performances, Gesher Artistic Director Yevgeny Arye and company members invite the public to join them for a free screening on the making of Dibukim, a 60-minute film by Ram Loevy, winner of the honorable mention at the Haifa International Film Festival, which documents the production process of The Dybbuk and follows the creative team and actors during rehearsals. The screening will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session with Yevgeny Arye and members of the company. This film is in Hebrew with English subtitles. More info & trailer. (more...)

THE OPEN GATE Begins Previews At Theater For The New City, 10/11THE OPEN GATE Begins Previews At Theater For The New City, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) has announced that it will present THE OPEN GATE, a musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Manor, on Sunday October 14th atTheater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). (more...)

Netflix 'Fauda' Star Firas Nassar To Make New York Stage DebutNetflix 'Fauda' Star Firas Nassar To Make New York Stage Debut
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Actor Firas Nassar's breakout performance in the role as Nidal al-Makdasi in the hit Israeli Netflix series Fauda, now in its second season ("the best international series of 2017" (The New York Times), has created a rising Arab/Israeli star, making him one of the exciting and sought-after actors coming out of the region. He will make his NY stage debut this October when Israel's celebrated Gesher Theatre returns to New York City on a North American tour under the auspices of the Cherry Orchard Festival. The Gesher performs its two leading productions at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 W. 59th Street in NYC). Mr. Nassar is featured in the political satire, In the Tunnel, on October 6th at 8PM and 7th at 2PM. The Gesher is also presenting The Dybbuk, arguably the most iconic play of the entire canon of Jewish drama, on October 3rd and 4th at 8PM. Tickets are $55. - $125 and are available online at CherryOrchardFestival.org. (more...)

Israel's Gesher Theatre Returns To NYC With Two New ProductionsIsrael's Gesher Theatre Returns To NYC With Two New Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Maria Shclover and Irina Shabshis, Cherry Orchard Festival co-founders and producers, today announced Israel's celebrated Gesher Theatre will return to New York City in early October with its two leading productions The Dybbuk and In the Tunnel at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59 Street).  Founded in 1991 in Tel Aviv by director Yevgeny Arye, these Gesher Theatre productions are being presented as part of a North American tour, which includes performances in Toronto and Pittsburgh. Performances are October 3 and 4 for The Dybbuk and October 6 and 7 for In the Tunnel. (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers to Premiere New WorkNew Amsterdam Singers to Premiere New Work
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

For the third and final concert of its 50th anniversary season, New Amsterdam Singers, led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will perform the world premiere of The Wave Rises by Ben Moore, a work commissioned by the chorus as part of its 50-year celebration. (more...)

The Group Rep Presents Ira Levin's Comic Thriller DEATHTRAPThe Group Rep Presents Ira Levin's Comic Thriller DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

The Group Rep presents Ira Levin's comic thriller Deathtrap directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Larry Eisenberg. One of the great popular successes of Broadway history and Tony nominated for Best Play in 1978, Deathtrap deals with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes. Deathtrap runs April 6 through May 20 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

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...)

TNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This WinterTNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

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...)

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...)

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