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The Outliners to Present ZOOM WITH A VIEW to Benefit The Actor's Fund Photo The Outliners to Present ZOOM WITH A VIEW to Benefit The Actor's Fund
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 17, 2021

The Outliners, in support of The Actors Fund, present Zoom with a VIew, an evening of Zoom plays.

Annual East Village Play Festival Kicks Off This Weekend Photo Annual East Village Play Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 7, 2021

The Obie Award- winning Metropolitan Playhouse presents a live-streamed readings of two new plays, free of charge, with a talkback to follow: EAST SIDE STORIES: UNMASKED, WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, new plays by Michael D. Dinwiddie and Armand Ruhlman.

SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Out Now Photo SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's 'Say it with Music' cast album--with a cast of 21 led by  Michael Townsend Wright and Jed Peterson, who helped develop the show at New York's 13th Street Theater--is out now!  The album--featuring no less than 40 songs by Irving Berlin---may be ordered now (as either a physical CD or digital download).

Chip Deffaa's SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Will Be Released May 23rd Photo Chip Deffaa's SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Will Be Released May 23rd
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2021

ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's 'Say it with Music' cast album, co-starring Michael Townsend Wright and Jed Peterson, who helped develop the show at New York's 13th Street Theater, will be released on May 23rd. 

Chip Deffaa's New Album, 'Irving Berlin: Sweet And Hot' Is Out Now Photo Chip Deffaa's New Album, 'Irving Berlin: Sweet And Hot' Is Out Now
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2021

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD 'Irving Berlin: Sweet and Hot' is out now.   

Steve Ross, Jerry Dixon And More Star On Chip Deffaa's New Cd 'Irving Berlin: Sweet A Photo Steve Ross, Jerry Dixon And More Star On Chip Deffaa's New Cd 'Irving Berlin: Sweet And Hot'
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2020

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin: Sweet and Hot'--being released January 4th--features such  Broadway and cabaret  notables as Steve Ross ('Private Lives'),   Jerry Dixon ('Once On this Island'),  Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Analise Scarpaci ('Mrs. Doubtfire'),  Alex Dreier ('Finding Neverland'), Charlie Franklin ('The Book of Mormon'),  Giuseppe Bausilio ('Hamilton'), Matthew Nardozzi ('Dracula'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), and others. 

Chip Deffaa's 20th Play, SAY IT WITH MUSIC, is Published Photo Chip Deffaa's 20th Play, SAY IT WITH MUSIC, is Published
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2020

Stage Rights has just published--and will be licensing--ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's 20th play, 'Say it with Music,' a celebration of  Irving Berlin.  The musical play was developed at Deffaa's base in New York, the 13th Street Repertory Theater (Joe Battista, Producing Artistic Director). 

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents a Reading of SHELL SHOCK Photo Metropolitan Playhouse Presents a Reading of SHELL SHOCK
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2020

The groundbreaking reading series continues as Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse presents its next free ''screened'' reading: SHELL SHOCK, by Eugene O'Neill, live-streamed at no charge, with talkback to follow, on November 7th, 2020 at 8 PM, EDT.

NY Classical Theatre Reunites THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Cast For Free Virtual R Photo NY Classical Theatre Reunites THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Cast For Free Virtual Reading
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2020

NY Classical Theatre will bring back the entire original cast of its critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, for an encore reading on July 16, 2020 at 8 pm, directed by Burdman.

THUNDER ROCK Comes to the Metropolitan Playhouse Photo THUNDER ROCK Comes to the Metropolitan Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2019

Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse revives Robert Ardrey's THUNDER ROCK for a limited run from January 16 through February 9, 2020, at the Playhouse home: 220 E 4th Street. Artistic Director Alex Roe directs.

LA MAMA Presents THE DARK STAR FROM HARLEM: The Spectacular Rise Of Josephine Baker Photo LA MAMA Presents THE DARK STAR FROM HARLEM: The Spectacular Rise Of Josephine Baker
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2019

Today, LA MAMA announced the limited engagement of the world premiere musical THE DARK STAR FROM HARLEM: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker. Featuring a book and direction by Glynn Borders and music and lyrics by Mario E. Sprouse, the production will play LA MAMA located at 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY, November 21 - December 1, 2019. Tickets are $30 with discounts available for students, senior adults and groups. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at lamama.org, by calling 212.352.3101, or at the LA MAMA box office one hour before a performance.

Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUETS ALBUM Out Now! Photo Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUETS ALBUM Out Now!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 30, 2019

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's latest CD, 'The Irving Berlin Duets Album'--featuring  such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Giuseppe Bausilio  ('Hamilton'), and more--is out now. 

Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUET ALBUM Out August 31 Photo Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUET ALBUM Out August 31
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 20, 2019

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'The Irving Berlin Duets Album'--being released August 31st--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Giuseppe Bausilio  ('Hamilton'), and more.  The album, an outgrowth of shows  celebrating Berlin that Deffaa has been presenting  at the venerable 13th Street Theater, features 29  Irving Berlin duets--a mix of  famed numbers, rarities, and rediscoveries--including some never-before-recorded material.  The album--which will be available  from Amazon, CDBaby, ITunes, Footlight Records etc. on August 31st--may be pre-ordered, as either a physical CD or a digital download, here:  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chipdeffaasirvingberlind.  

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Returns To 3 NYC Parks, May 28-June 30 Photo THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Returns To 3 NYC Parks, May 28-June 30
by Julie Musbach - Apr 17, 2019

New York Classical Theatre, New York City's all-free Off-Broadway equity theatre company, will bring back its critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest: Two Ways for a tour of three New York City parks.

BWW Review: Gender Takes Center Stage in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Photo BWW Review: Gender Takes Center Stage in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Nicole Ackman - Mar 14, 2019

In Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Gwendolen says, "In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing." It seems that NY Classical's new production took this quip to heart as their stylizing replaces more nuanced characterization at times, at least in the gender-reversed version.

Photo Flash: New York Classical Theatre Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Photo Photo Flash: New York Classical Theatre Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2019

New York Classical Theatre kicks off its 20th anniversary season with a gender-flipping production of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, with the entire cast swapping roles at every other performance. See photos from the production below.

New York Classical Theatre Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Photo New York Classical Theatre Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 28, 2019

New York Classical Theatre kicks off its 20th anniversary season with a gender-flipping production of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, with the entire cast swapping roles at every other performance. The production, directed by Stephen Burdman, also marks the debut of NY Classical's annual indoor performance, extending its season year-round and continuing its all-free performance policy. The production will be presented from March 5-24, 2019 at The Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street).

New York Classical Theatre Announces Cast For Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING E Photo New York Classical Theatre Announces Cast For Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 16, 2019

New York Classical Theatre (Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director) kicks off its 20th anniversary season with a gender-flipping production of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, with the entire cast swapping roles at every other performance. The production, directed by Stephen Burdman, also marks the debut of NY Classical's annual indoor performance, extending its season year-round and continuing its all-free performance policy. The production will be presented from March 5-24, 2019 at The Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street).

World Premiere Play MAVERICK Depicts Orson Welles' Final Days Photo World Premiere Play MAVERICK Depicts Orson Welles' Final Days
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2019

Executive Producers Pam Carter and The Cliplight Theater, in conjunction with Amanda Cooper/ALC Management, are pleased to announce the world premiere of Maverick, co-authored by Frank Beacham and George Demas. A dramatization of co-author Beacham's real-life experience collaborating with Orson Welles in the months leading up to his death, Maverick begins previews at The Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St., between Ave. A & Ave. B) on February 6, with opening night set for February 13 for a limited run through March 2. Tickets, priced $30-$50, are available at www.mavericktheplay.com.

Photo Flash: First Look at Regeneration Theatre's SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Regeneration Theatre's SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS
by Julie Musbach - Nov 7, 2018

Regeneration Theatre present SMALL CRAFT WARNING by Tennessee Williams runs until Sunday Nov 11 at the 13th Street Rep, 50 West 13th Street, NYC.

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