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Escape the Room Immersive Experience THE PATH OF BEATRICE Comes to New YorkEscape the Room Immersive Experience THE PATH OF BEATRICE Comes to New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Immersive Escape Productions and producing partners Michael Counts and Jennifer Worthington are proud to present The Path of Beatrice - an immersive experience that extends their groundbreaking escape room, Paradiso: Chapter 1 out into the real world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Breaking Through Barriers' THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE at Theatre RowPhoto Flash: First Look at Theater Breaking Through Barriers' THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company with the first Off-Broadway revival of THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE by Charles Ludlam. It is directed by Everett Quinton, who co-starred in the 1986 premiere and was the Artistic Director of The Ridiculous from 1987-1997. Performances run through July 1 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Charles Ludlam's THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE Gets Off-Broadway RevivalCharles Ludlam's THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE Gets Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit last summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company with the first Off-Broadway revival of THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE by Charles Ludlam. (more...)

Doug Elkins Returns To PEAK PERFORMANCES To Show Two New Works, 4/20-23Doug Elkins Returns To PEAK PERFORMANCES To Show Two New Works, 4/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Peak Performances is pleased to welcome back Doug Elkins, whom The New York Times calls "one of the most witty, musical and inventive choreographers of his generation," and his company, doug elkins choreography, etc., in an evening-length program of new and acclaimed works, April 20-23 at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. (more...)

Primary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History ProjectPrimary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Primary Stages has announced the launch of OFF CENTER: THE OFF-BROADWAY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's DebutPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 3, 2017

The Off-Broadway Oral History Project was created to fill a gap in theater history by establishing a video archive featuring the innovative artists who transformed Off- and Off-Off-Broadway in the years after World War II. (more...)

Kate Soper's Theatrical Chamber Music Work IPSA DIXIT Coming to Dixon PlaceKate Soper's Theatrical Chamber Music Work IPSA DIXIT Coming to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Dixon Place and The Wet Ink Ensemble will present the NYC premiere of award-winning composer/performer Kate Soper's IPSA DIXIT for two nights only Today, February 3rd and Saturday February 4th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Kate Soper's Theatrical Chamber Music Work IPSA DIXIT Coming to Dixon PlaceKate Soper's Theatrical Chamber Music Work IPSA DIXIT Coming to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Dixon Place and The Wet Ink Ensemble will present the NYC premiere of award-winning composer/performer Kate Soper's IPSA DIXIT for two nights only Friday, February 3rd and Saturday February 4th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

CUT PIECE FOR PANTS SUIT Performance Piece Will Respond to 2016 Election at Madison Square ParkCUT PIECE FOR PANTS SUIT Performance Piece Will Respond to 2016 Election at Madison Square Park
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Inspired by Yoko Ono's iconic 1964 'Cut Piece,' 'Cut Piece for Pants Suit,' a performance in response to the 2016 election created by directors JoAnne Akalaitis and Ashley Tata in collaboration with a group of women theater artists, will take place at Madison Square Park at noon on December 19, the day of the Electoral College vote. (more...)

East West Players Announces New Hires in a Period of Exciting GrowthEast West Players Announces New Hires in a Period of Exciting Growth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, announces the hiring of three new staff members for the positions of Arts Education Director, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, and General Manager. The new hires arrive at a significant time for the organization as EWP's fourth Artistic Director Snehal Desai, who assumed his role on July 1, 2016 following an extensive nationwide search conducted by the Arts Consulting Group, paves the way for EWP's future growth. (more...)

LA MAMA PRESENTS COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #136 'THEODORA SKIPITARES'LA MAMA PRESENTS COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #136 'THEODORA SKIPITARES'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

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THE GOD PROJEKT Headlines La MaMa's 2016 Puppet Series, Starting TonightTHE GOD PROJEKT Headlines La MaMa's 2016 Puppet Series, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

La MaMa begins its 55th season of innovative works from around the world - 70 productions in all - with its 2016 Puppet Series featuring a variety of fully-staged productions, a puppet slam, a workshop for kids and conversations with leading artists in the realm of puppetry from September 24 to November 6, occupying La MaMa's numerous stages in the East Village. (more...)

THE GOD PROJEKT to Headline La MaMa's 2016 Puppet SeriesTHE GOD PROJEKT to Headline La MaMa's 2016 Puppet Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

La MaMa begins its 55th season of innovative works from around the world - 70 productions in all - with its 2016 Puppet Series featuring a variety of fully-staged productions, a puppet slam, a workshop for kids and conversations with leading artists in the realm of puppetry from September 24 to November 6, occupying La MaMa's numerous stages in the East Village. (more...)

April Matthis Receives 2016 Ruth Maleczech Award TonightApril Matthis Receives 2016 Ruth Maleczech Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Actor/performer April Matthis is the recipient of the 2016 Ruth Maleczech Award, created last year to honor the memory of the legendary and beloved downtown actress and director who passed away in 2013. The award ceremony takes place tonight, July 26, at 7pm at the Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project gallery in the East Village. (more...)

April Matthis to Receive 2016 Ruth Maleczech AwardApril Matthis to Receive 2016 Ruth Maleczech Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Actor/performer April Matthis is the recipient of the 2016 Ruth Maleczech Award, created last year to honor the memory of the legendary and beloved downtown actress and director who passed away in 2013. The award ceremony takes place on July 26 at 7pm at the Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project gallery in the East Village. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse Opens BASKERVILLE TonightSaint Michael's Playhouse Opens BASKERVILLE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Vermont Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Saint Michael's Playhouse opens tonight, July 6 and runs through the 16th. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open BASKERVILLE This JulySaint Michael's Playhouse to Open BASKERVILLE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 6th opening of the Vermont Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 6 - 16). (more...)

Mabou Mines and Trick Saddle Stage IMAGINING THE IMAGINARY INVALID at La MaMa TonightMabou Mines and Trick Saddle Stage IMAGINING THE IMAGINARY INVALID at La MaMa Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

A classic Mabou Mines feat is to take a theatrical classic, reimagine it from top to bottom, then turn it inside out; the result is a production so spanking new that the original gleams with fresh and unexpected relevance. The tradition continues in a collaboration with Trick Saddle and the 45-year old company. The two companies combine forces in the world premiere of 'Imagining the Imaginary Invalid,' inspired by 'The Imaginary Invalid,' Moliere's piercing satiric take on the pretension, gullibility and vulnerability of we poor mortals. Presented by La MaMa, a production of Mabou Mines and Trick Saddle, the play runs January 21-February 7 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre. (more...)

Mabou Mines and Trick Saddle to Stage IMAGINING THE IMAGINARY INVALID at La MaMa This WinterMabou Mines and Trick Saddle to Stage IMAGINING THE IMAGINARY INVALID at La MaMa This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

A classic Mabou Mines feat is to take a theatrical classic, reimagine it from top to bottom, then turn it inside out; the result is a production so spanking new that the original gleams with fresh and unexpected relevance. The tradition continues in a collaboration with Trick Saddle and the 45-year old company. The two companies combine forces in the world premiere of 'Imagining the Imaginary Invalid,' inspired by 'The Imaginary Invalid,' Moliere's piercing satiric take on the pretension, gullibility and vulnerability of we poor mortals. Presented by La MaMa, a production of Mabou Mines and Trick Saddle, the play runs January 21-February 7 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre. (more...)

BLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY TonightBLO Premieres Opera Annex Production of IN THE PENAL COLONY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres its Opera Annex production of Philip Glass'sdark, thought-provoking In the Penal Colony at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R. B. Schlather and running tonight, November 11-15, 2015. (more...)

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