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Penguin Rep Theatre Announces Fall Lineup Photo Penguin Rep Theatre Announces Fall Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2021

Celebrate the reopening of Broadway-without leaving your own backyard-with The Penguin Rep Theatre. The Penguin Rep Theatre has announced their Fall 2021 lineup of musical events, returning to the live stage at the Penguin Rep Theatre, 7 Crickettown Road, in Stony Point, New York.

Penguin Rep Will Resume Live Performance Inside With ONE STEP CLOSER Next Week Photo Penguin Rep Will Resume Live Performance Inside With ONE STEP CLOSER Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2021

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the ragtime concert scheduled for Saturday, August 14th at 7 p.m. featuring Terry Waldo and his Gotham City Ragtime Band, will be free.

Penguin Rep Theatre Moves ONE STEP CLOSER To Resuming Regular Programming Photo Penguin Rep Theatre Moves ONE STEP CLOSER To Resuming Regular Programming
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2021

Penguin Rep Theatre will welcome artists, staff, and audiences back inside its theatre - a repurposed 1880s hay barn located at 7 Crickettown Road in Stony Point, New York - for its 'One Step Closer' concert series. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the ragtime concert scheduled for Saturday, August 14th at 7 p.m. featuring Terry Waldo and his Gotham City Band, will be free.

Penguin Rep Theatre Will Return With Outdoor Summer Music Festival Photo Penguin Rep Theatre Will Return With Outdoor Summer Music Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021

Penguin Rep Theatre presents 'Barnside Live @ 5!', an outdoor summer music festival taking place on the lawn adjacent to its historic Stony Point theatre located at 7 Crickettown Road. 

Ann Dowd To Star In Online Reading Of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Photo Ann Dowd To Star In Online Reading Of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by Stephi Wild - Dec 18, 2020

Penguin Rep Theatre today announced that the Stony Point-based professional theatre will present a special online benefit reading of Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 starring Ann Dowd, Emmy Award-winning actress, and directed by founding artistic director Joe Brancato.

BWW Feature: THE SHOW MUST GO ON(LINE)! at Penguin Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Feature: THE SHOW MUST GO ON(LINE)! at Penguin Repertory Theatre
by Peter Danish - Nov 19, 2020

STONY POINT, NY - NOVEMBER 16, 2020 - 'As theatres remain dark, Penguin Rep remains committed to making art and to connecting with our community,' says founding artistic director Joe Brancato. 'As we grapple with a way to tell stories given the continued closure of theatres, we are inspired by other challenging periods in history when Americans were distant but connected, and excited by the idea of working with different medium.'

Brian Cranston, Laurie Metcalf, Andre De Shields and More Join Penguin Rep's KEEPING  Photo Brian Cranston, Laurie Metcalf, Andre De Shields and More Join Penguin Rep's KEEPING LIVE THEATRE ALIVE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2020

Tony and Emmy Award-winners Brian Cranston (Breaking Bad, Trumbo) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk, The Band's Visit) are among the stellar performers being brought to you by Penguin Rep Theatre as part of the exciting, innovative Keeping Live Theatre Alive! initiative. 

BWW Review: THE SABBATH GIRL at 59E59 Theaters is a Charming and Meaningful Romantic  Photo BWW Review: THE SABBATH GIRL at 59E59 Theaters is a Charming and Meaningful Romantic Story
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 17, 2020

The New York City premiere of 'The Sabbath Girl,' is now delighting audiences at 59E59 Theaters. This modern romantic comedy is written by Cary Gitter, directed by Joe Brancato, and features a marvelous cast of five.

92Y Has Announced Their Theater and American Songbook Events Photo 92Y Has Announced Their Theater and American Songbook Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2020

92Y has released their upcoming events for Theater and American Songbook. 92Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world's best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 

Romantic Comedy THE SABBATH GIRL Will Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters Photo Romantic Comedy THE SABBATH GIRL Will Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2019

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is will host the NYC premiere of THE SABBATH GIRL written by Cary Gitter and directed by Joe Brancato. Produced by Penguin Rep, THE SABBATH GIRL begins performances on Tuesday, February 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 8. Press opening is Sunday, February 16 at 2:15 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 pm; Saturday at 2:15 pm & 7:15 pm; Sunday at 2:15 pm. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($26 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org. The running time is 90 minutes, with no intermission.

VIDEO: THE SANTA CLOSET At Houses on the Moon Theater Company Photo VIDEO: THE SANTA CLOSET At Houses on the Moon Theater Company
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2019

Houses on the Moon Theater Company presents THE SANTA CLOSET, written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon and directed by Joe Brancato (Daniel's Husband) and Emily Joy Weiner (The Assignment), now playing a limited holiday engagement through Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Teatro Círculo Theater (64 East 4th Street in the East Village, NYC).

Photo Flash: Check out Opening Night Photos from THE SANTA CLOSET Photo Photo Flash: Check out Opening Night Photos from THE SANTA CLOSET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2019

Houses on the Moon Theater Company's production of THE SANTA CLOSET, written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon and directed by Joe Brancato (Daniel's Husband) and Emily Joy Weiner (The Assignment) opened earlier this week at Teatro Círculo Theater (64 East 4th Street in the East Village, NYC).  The limited engagement runs through Sunday, December 22, 2019.

BWW Review: More Than One Door Swings Open In A Funny And Thoughtful Play THE SANTA C Photo BWW Review: More Than One Door Swings Open In A Funny And Thoughtful Play THE SANTA CLOSET From Houses On the Moon Theater Company
by Joe Lombardi - Dec 6, 2019

Christmas is fully represented on the stage in the small Teatro Círculo Theater.  All is not quite normal though.  On the left side of the stage there is a decorated tree with presents underneath.  The same thing is duplicated on the right side except this group hangs upside down from the ceiling.  Our world and the legend of Kris Kringle are turned upside down in The Santa Closet.  Claire DeLiso's scenic design beautifully prepares the viewer for this topsy-turvy tale.

Photo Flash: Houses on the Moon Presents THE SANTA CLOSET Photo Photo Flash: Houses on the Moon Presents THE SANTA CLOSET
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2019

Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director) proudly presents THE SANTA CLOSET, written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon and directed by Joe Brancato (Daniel's Husband) and Emily Joy Weiner (The Assignment). THE SANTA CLOSET is an updated version of Mr. Solomon's acclaimed solo play Santa Claus is Coming Out, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2009. On the 10th anniversary of that production, this new version reflects the advances and nuances in our of understanding of LGBTQ lives and remains as timely 10 years later as when it first broke ground.

Photo Flash: Houses on the Moon Theater Company Heads Into Rehearsal For THE SANTA CL Photo Photo Flash: Houses on the Moon Theater Company Heads Into Rehearsal For THE SANTA CLOSET
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2019

Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director) proudly presents The Santa Closet, written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon and directed by Joe Brancato (Daniel's Husband). The Santa Closet is an updated version of Mr. Solomon's acclaimed solo play Santa Claus is Coming Out, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2009. On the 10th anniversary of that production, this new version reflects the advances and nuances in our understanding of LGBTQ lives and remains as timely 10 years later as when it first broke ground. 

59E59 Theaters Has Announced Winter 2020 Season Photo 59E59 Theaters Has Announced Winter 2020 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2019

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is proud to announce the line-up of shows for the 2020 Winter Season.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).  Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or by visiting www.59e59.org.

Houses On The Moon Presents THE SANTA CLOSET Photo Houses On The Moon Presents THE SANTA CLOSET
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2019

Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director) proudly presents The Santa Closet, written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon and directed by Joe Brancato (Daniel's Husband). The Santa Closet is an updated version of Mr. Solomon's acclaimed solo play Santa Claus is Coming Out, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2009. On the 10th anniversary of that production, this new version reflects the advances and nuances in our understanding of LGBTQ lives and remains as timely 10 years later as when it first broke ground.

Penguin Rep to Present Jazz Violinist Regina Carter Photo Penguin Rep to Present Jazz Violinist Regina Carter
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019

Penguin Rep Theatre, under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, is bringing Grammy-nominated Regina Carter, one of the world's premiere jazz violinists, to our area in a rare local appearance at the Cultural Arts Center at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York on Saturday, October 26, at 8 p.m. 

BWW Review: A Powerful & Poignant MR. PARKER at Penguin Rep Theatre Photo BWW Review: A Powerful & Poignant MR. PARKER at Penguin Rep Theatre
by Bruce Apar - Sep 22, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look at MR. PARKER At Penguin Rep Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at MR. PARKER At Penguin Rep Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2019

Penguin Rep Theatre, under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents the New York premiere of Mr. Parker, a new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Mr. Brancato, beginning Friday, September 13 in Stony Point, New York.

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