Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents PHANTOMPhoto Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents PHANTOM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Yeston & Kopit's 'PHANTOM' made its New York Premiere here at WBT in 1992. During our record breaking nine- month run, over 120,000 people attended. Night after night, audiences rose to their feet for the stunning musical thriller. The original production was directed by William Pullinsi and starred Robert Cuccioli as the Phantom and Glory Crampton as Christine Daee. 'PHANTOM' returned to our stage in 1996 and 2007 directed and choreographed by Tom Polum, who had been in the original production. This extraordinary piece will grace our stage once again with Tom Polum at the helm.   (more...)

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt to Perform in MADAME PYLINSKA ET LE SECRET DE CHOPINEric-Emmanuel Schmitt to Perform in MADAME PYLINSKA ET LE SECRET DE CHOPIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

After the successful tour of Mr Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, the play that he performed on stage for 4 years, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is back with a show that combines music and the dramatic arts, his two great passions. Both educational and intimate, this show confirms the author's close bond with the virtuoso Nicolas Stavy, with whom he had already created "The Bizet Mystery" at the Paris Opera. (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...)

Prototype Festival Announces Three Additional PresentationsPrototype Festival Announces Three Additional Presentations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Opera/Theatre/Now announces full programming for the seventh annual festival of fresh opera-theatre & music-theatre, running January 5-13, 2019 and featuring ten presentations that "shift the whole paradigm of what opera is and can be" (New York Observer). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WBT's PHANTOMPhoto Flash: First Look at WBT's PHANTOM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Arthur Kopit/ Maury Yeston's 'PHANTOM' made its New York Premiere here at WBT in 1992. During our record breaking nine- month run, over 120,000 people attended. Night after night, audiences rose to their feet for the stunning musical thriller. The original production was directed by William Pullinsi and starred Robert Cuccioli as the Phantom and Glory Crampton as Christine Daee. 'PHANTOM' returned to our stage in 1996 and 2007 directed and choreographed by Tom Polum, who had been in the original production. William Stutler, Robert Funking, and the entire staff of WBT are very excited that this extraordinary piece, once again directed and choreographed by Tom Polum, will grace our stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AT ETERNITY'S GATE Starring Willem DafoeVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AT ETERNITY'S GATE Starring Willem Dafoe
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Watch the trailer for At Eternity's Gate, starring Willem Dafoe, in select theaters on November 16th. (more...)

The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present The New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present The New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018, a celebration of diversity in butoh featuring 16 artists from Japan, Brazil, Chile, UK, Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Costa Rica, Spain, and the United States. Curated by Butoh artist Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as four nights of groundbreaking performances by fierce female butoh dancers from October 18-21, 2018 at the Theater for the New City's Johnson Theater, 155 1st Avenue, NYC, 10003. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents PHANTOMWestchester Broadway Theatre Presents PHANTOM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Arthur Kopit/ Maury Yeston's 'PHANTOM' made its New York Premiere here at WBT in 1992. During our record breaking nine- month run, over 120,000 people attended. Night after night, audiences rose to their feet for the stunning musical thriller. The original production was directed by William Pullinsi and starred Robert Cuccioli as the Phantom and Glory Crampton as Christine Daee. 'PHANTOM' returned to our stage in 1996 and 2007 directed and choreographed by Tom Polum, who had been in the original production. William Stutler, Robert Funking, and the entire staff of WBT are very excited that this extraordinary piece, once again directed and choreographed by Tom Polum, will grace our stage.   (more...)

Romanian-French Playwright Matei Visniec's OLD CLOWN WANTED Makes West Coast PremiereRomanian-French Playwright Matei Visniec's OLD CLOWN WANTED Makes West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Inspired by a 1970 Federico Fellini film, three aging clowns compete for a job in an absurdly comic look at man's fear of uselessness in society. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of Old Clown Wanted by Romanian-French playwright Matei Visniec in a new translation from the French by Jeremy Lawrence. Romanian-born Florinel Fatulescu directs for a Sept. 22 opening, with performances continuing through Nov. 4 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. (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...)

Review: THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Inaugurates the Gloria Gifford Conservatory in HollywoodReview: THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Inaugurates the Gloria Gifford Conservatory in Hollywood
by Shari Barrett - Aug 2, 2018

Gloria Gifford is a stage-trained actress from New York City, giving her the necessary background to understand the intricacies of people caught up in a place where the traffic is loud and people live in close proximity to each other, yet still think it's necessary to always be screaming at one another to get the upper hand. Such is the case with the five characters in Stephen Adly Guirgis' 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning THE MOTHF**CKER WITH THE HAT, an urban comedy now being presented as the inaugural production at the Gloria Gifford Conservatory for the Performing Arts new location on Theater Row in Hollywood. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premier French cultural institution, today announced Crossing The Line Festival 2018, featuring leading international artists in a wide-ranging program of events, performances, and exhibitions from September 18 to October 13, 2018. Tickets are now available at crossingthelinefestival.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...)

The Dramatists Guild And Cherry Lane Theater Launch The Power Grid FestivalThe Dramatists Guild And Cherry Lane Theater Launch The Power Grid Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

The Dramatists Guild of America and Cherry Lane Theatre are launching the Power Grid Festival on July 10, 2018. Power Grid: A Festival of Puerto Rican Theater Voices is a fundraising festival of six play readings by six Puerto Rican playwrights: Sylvia Bofill, Kisha Tikina Burgos, Joaquin Octavio Gonzalez Rios, Gil Rene Rodriguez, Tere Martinez, and Myrna Casas. (more...)

Stereolab's Morgane Lhote Previews 'Bleecker Street! Chase Me!' From Debut Hologram Teen LPStereolab's Morgane Lhote Previews 'Bleecker Street! Chase Me!' From Debut Hologram Teen LP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Well after seminal indie kosmische act Stereolab dissipated and its members parted ways to move along their own separate paths, long-term keyboard player Morgane Lhote eventually emerged on the music scene a few years ago as Hologram Teen. This solo electronic motorik disco project has produced several 7' and an EP. Now she will finally be releasing her debut album 'Between The Funk and The Fear' digitally on July 6. (more...)

Stereolab's Morgane Lhote Previews 'Bleecker Street! Chase Me!' From Debut Hologram Teen LPStereolab's Morgane Lhote Previews 'Bleecker Street! Chase Me!' From Debut Hologram Teen LP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Well after seminal indie kosmische act Stereolab dissipated and its members parted ways to move along their own separate paths, long-term keyboard player Morgane Lhote eventually emerged on the music scene a few years ago as Hologram Teen. This solo electronic motorik disco project has produced several 7' and an EP. Now she will finally be releasing her debut album 'Between The Funk and The Fear' digitally on July 6. (more...)

CNBC Transcript: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on CNBC's SQUAWK ON THE STREET TodayCNBC Transcript: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on CNBC's SQUAWK ON THE STREET Today
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

CNBC Transcript: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on CNBC's SQUAWK ON THE STREET Today (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT.COMEDYTheater for the New City Presents CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT.COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Cyberbabies: A Musical Dot.Comedy, a world premiere musical with book, music and lyrics by Craig Silver. Lissa Moira directs a cast of 14, including William Broderick, Jef Canter, Selear Duke, Katie Fann, Becca Gottlieb, Jordan Griffey, Zander Kirby, David "Zen" Mansley, Michael Maricondi, Olivia Medley, James Parks, Johnathan Fox Powers, Dani Westhead, and Amanda Yachechak.  Performances will be staged at the Community Space at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from May 31-June 17, 2018.  (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out the New Trailer for Upcoming Action Thriller BLACK WATERVIDEO: Check Out the New Trailer for Upcoming Action Thriller BLACK WATER
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2018

Action-movie icons Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren deliver a double shot of adrenaline-fueled excitement in this heartpounding undersea thriller. After a failed mission, deep-cover operative Wheeler (Van Damme) is imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine. The CIA agents will to go to any lengths to get information from Wheeler—but nothing can prepare them for the storm of violence that erupts when he joins forces with a fellow prisoner (Lundgren) as deadly as he is mysterious. (more...)

Isabella Rossellini's LINK LINK CIRCUS Comes to Baryshnikov Arts CenterIsabella Rossellini's LINK LINK CIRCUS Comes to Baryshnikov Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents the American premiere of Link Link Circus, written and performed by the Golden Globe-nominated actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini, for seven performances only, May 16-23, 2018, at BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater (450 W. 37th Street, Manhattan). Following Rossellini's widely acclaimed theatrical lecture Green Porno (adapted from the celebrated Sundance Channel series of the same name), which explored the sexual behavior of animals, Link Link Circus addresses the latest scientific discoveries about animal minds, intelligence, and emotions. (more...)

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