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Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Brown/Trinity Rep TICK, TICK... BOOM!Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Brown/Trinity Rep TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program presents its December thesis show, tick, tick…BOOM!, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin, a third year student in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing program. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, this rock musical set in 1990 New York City tells the story of an aspiring theater composer, as he is forced to reevaluate his passions and decide whether he should keep pursuing his dream or give it all up for a stable career. Performances run November 29 through December 9 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Downtown Providence. General admission is $15 with a discounted price of $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.TrinityRep.com. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

The Morris Choral Society under the baton of Music Director Jason Tramm will present the work of three contemporary composers - all New Jersey residents - in their annual Holiday Concert entitled "Songs Earthly and Divine" December 8 and 9 St. Virgil's Church in Morris Plains.  The concert will feature the New Jersey premiere of R. Wayne Walters, Magnificat and contemporary works which will include David Eddleman's Dai Diddle Dai and Michael John Trotta's Veni, Veni Emmanuel. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service To Bring Gatz Back To McCarterElevator Repair Service To Bring Gatz Back To McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

McCarter Theatre Center will present Elevator Repair Service's multi-award-winning play, Gatz, the critically-lauded performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, for three performances, February 15 - 17 on the Berlind Stage. Gatz will be presented as a marathon eight-hour event, including two intermissions and a dinner break. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Presents GATZ At NYU SkirballElevator Repair Service Presents GATZ At NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

NYU Skirball will present Elevator Repair Service's multi award-winning play, Gatz, the critically lauded performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," for eight performances, January 23 - February 3 at NYU Skirball. Gatz will be presented as a marathon eight-hour event, including two intermissions and a dinner break. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep Presents Fall Thesis Production TICK, TICK...BOOM!Brown/Trinity Rep Presents Fall Thesis Production TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program presents its December thesis show, tick, tick…BOOM!, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin, a third year student in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing program. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, this rock musical set in 1990 New York City tells the story of an aspiring theater composer, as he is forced to reevaluate his passions and decide whether he should keep pursuing his dream or give it all up for a stable career. Performances run November 29 through December 9 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Downtown Providence. General admission is $15 with a discounted price of $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.TrinityRep.com. (more...)

NBCUniversal's Bluprint Announces New Programming for Kids, Parents, and FamilyNBCUniversal's Bluprint Announces New Programming for Kids, Parents, and Family
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

 Bluprint, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's subscription service and premier digital destination for lifestyle learning, today announced a new slate of original content and programming designed for kids, parents and families to learn and create together. Bluprint's family vertical offers series, classes and fresh ideas that inspire families to learn and try new things together. Bluprint is available on-demand via Bluprint streaming subscriptions. (more...)

NYU Skirball Announces 24-Hour MOUNT OLYMPUS, Return Of GATZ, and More!NYU Skirball Announces 24-Hour MOUNT OLYMPUS, Return Of GATZ, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

NYU Skirball's 2018-19 season will open at midnight on September 8, 2018 with an all-night theater storytelling marathon from the U.K.'s acclaimed Forced Entertainment theater company, followed by their Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare, adaptations of all 36 Shakespeare plays, starring everyday household objects. (more...)

DDCF Names The 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award WinnersDDCF Names The 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

In a short film released today by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the foundation's president and CEO, Edward P. Henry, was joined by several previous Doris Duke Artist Award winners in announcing the 2018 recipients of the $275,000 award. The new awardees include Dee Dee Bridgewater, Regina Carter and Stefon Harris for their continuing contributions to jazz; Michelle Dorrance and Okwui Okpokwasili for contemporary dance; and Muriel Miguel and Rosalba Rolon for theater. Each 2018 Doris Duke Artist is receiving $250,000 in flexible funding, along with up to an additional $25,000 to encourage contributions to retirement savings. (more...)

BWW Review: DOGFIGHT at EclipseBWW Review: DOGFIGHT at Eclipse
by Melissa Hall - Jun 8, 2018

Here's the premise, it's 1963 and the night before three soldiers are about to be shipped off to Vietnam. They've decided to hold a dogfight, a marine tradition where each guy tries to find the ugliest date possible. The winner takes the pot and the girl is never the wiser. Eddie Birdlace (Patrick Dinnsen) meets Rose, a waitress who he decides will work in a pinch, unfortunately she's more than he bargained for. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Extends Kate Scelsa's EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLFElevator Repair Service Extends Kate Scelsa's EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Due to popular demand, Elevator Repair Service, the Obie-award winning company that brought you Gatz ("the most remarkable achievement in theater of the decade" according to The New York Times), is pleased to extend the world premiere of Everyone's Fine with Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins, to June 30. Preview performances began on June 1 and the production is set to open on June 12. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Presents EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLFElevator Repair Service Presents EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Elevator Repair Service, "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies" (New York Times), is pleased to present the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Theatre Community Turn Out for League of Chicago Theatres Annual GalaPhoto Flash: Chicago Theatre Community Turn Out for League of Chicago Theatres Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

The League of Chicago Theatres held the 2018 Annual Gala, an elegant event that brings together friends of Chicago theatre to raise funds for programs to support Chicagoland's more than 250-member theatre companies. The event, which had 245 attendees and raised $125,000, was held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Place.  (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Presents EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLFElevator Repair Service Presents EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Elevator Repair Service, "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies" (New York Times), is pleased to present the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Theater Announces 2018 Spring Gala Hosted by Jon GlaserElevator Repair Service Theater Announces 2018 Spring Gala Hosted by Jon Glaser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

On May 14th, 2018, actor and comedian Jon Glaser (Late Night with Conan O'Brien, truTV's Jon Glaser Loves Gear) will host a star-studded gala, celebrating the Obie-Award winning theater ensemble, Elevator Repair Service. Under the direction of founding Artistic Director John Collins, Elevator Repair Service is known for creating original works of theater with an ongoing ensemble of actors and designers. Gatz, their verbatim staging of "The Great Gatsby," was called "the most remarkable achievement in theater of this decade" by The New York Times. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Announces Cast & Creative Team For EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLFElevator Repair Service Announces Cast & Creative Team For EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Elevator Repair Service, "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies" (New York Times), is pleased to present the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Announces Spring 2018 SeasonAbrons Arts Center Announces Spring 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. The OBIE Award-winning institution has drawn a diverse audience to its historic home at the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side and has garnered a wealth of critical acclaim across artistic disciplines. The work Abrons presents reflects the social and political challenges of our times in ways that are programmatically integrated into broader conversations that affect New York City and beyond. (more...)

BWW Review:  Concept Overwhelms Content in Elevator Repair Service's MEASURE FOR MEASUREBWW Review: Concept Overwhelms Content in Elevator Repair Service's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by Michael Dale - Oct 14, 2017

Regarded by The Public Theater's artistic director Oskar Eustice as a resident company of the Astor Place venue, Elevator Repair Service's niche has always been productions with a clear focus on words, such as their fully staged complete-text reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby,' titled GATZ, or ARGUENDO, their legal vaudeville centered on documents pertaining to a Supreme Court case regarding strip clubs and the First Amendment. (more...)

ERS's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Opens Tonight at The PublicERS's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Elevator Repair Service's MEASURE FOR MEASURE, created by Elevator Repair Service and directed by John Collins, began previews on Sunday, September 17 and runs through Sunday, November 12, with an official press opening tonight, October 10 at The Public Theater. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: MEASURE FOR MEASURE Celebrates Opening Night at the Public TheaterPhoto Coverage: MEASURE FOR MEASURE Celebrates Opening Night at the Public Theater
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 9, 2017

Elevator Repair Service's MEASURE FOR MEASURE, created by Elevator Repair Service and directed by John Collins, began previews on Sunday, September 17 and runs through Sunday, November 12 at The Public Theater. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside opening night below! (more...)

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