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Michael Urie, Judy Kuhn, and More to Appear at Red Bull Theater's 10th Annual GalaMichael Urie, Judy Kuhn, and More to Appear at Red Bull Theater's 10th Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Jesse Berger (Founding Artistic Director), Jim Bredeson (Managing Director), and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater are pleased to announce the Tenth Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday March 26th, at 6pm, will celebrate the company's 15th Season and honor Ismenia Mendes, Charlayne Woodard, and The Fund for the City of New York with the 2018 Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater. Proceeds from the evening support all of Red Bull Theater's programs, including the upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of David Ives's The Metromaniacs, directed by Michael Kahn. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Extends Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIRClassic Stage Company Extends Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Classic Stage Company's production of the world premiere of FIRE AND AIR, a new play by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, directed by John Doyle, will extend its limited engagement through Friday, March 2 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The cast of FIRE AND AIR features James Cusati-Moyer (Nijinsky), John Glover (Dima), Douglas Hodge (Diaghilev), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Massine), Marsha Mason (Dunya) and Marin Mazzie (Misia). (more...)

BWW Review:  #NijinskyToo Would Be The Hashtag For Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIRBWW Review: #NijinskyToo Would Be The Hashtag For Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR
by Michael Dale - Feb 7, 2018

In the second act of Terrence McNally's fact-based drama, Fire and Air, the legendary dance impresario Sergei Diaghilev privately examines the technique of a young dancer he may consider as a successor to his protegee-turned-international star, Vaslav Nijinsky. (more...)

Review Roundup: FIRE AND AIR Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: FIRE AND AIR Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Feb 2, 2018

The cast and crew of Terrence McNally's Fire and Air celebrated the world premiere of the new play at Classic Stage Company Thursday, February 1st. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR Makes Its World Premiere at Classic Stage CompanyPhoto Flash: Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR Makes Its World Premiere at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

The cast and crew of Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR celebrated the world premiere of the new play at Classic Stage Company last night, Thursday, February 1st. Cast members James Cusati-Moyer, Marsha Mason, and more were joined by guests like Molly Ringwald and Donna Murphy. Check out the photos from opening night! (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE: THREE 20-MINUTE OPERAS at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE: THREE 20-MINUTE OPERAS at The Kennedy Center
by Molly Korroch - Jan 23, 2018

Composers and librettists were the stars Saturday night at The Kennedy Center's triple world premiere. For six years, the American Opera Initiative Festival (AOI) has selected three composer-librettist teams to create their own 20-minute operas under the guidance of a seasoned composer and librettist. This year, the teams worked with Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, who won a Pulitzer prize for their opera 'Silent Night' in 2011. The teams produced what Festival Director Robert Ainsley called, 'A snapshot of the contemporary American music scene.' It's an opportunity for creators and audiences alike to explore what is possible in opera today. (more...)

WNO presents The American Opera Initiative Festival This JanuaryWNO presents The American Opera Initiative Festival This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the sixth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. All of the program's world premiere operas are presented during the American Opera Initiative Festival weekend,January 19 21, 2018, all in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. The festival begins with the world premiere of a new hour-long work by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, Proving Up, on January 19 and 21, 2018, directed by Alison Moritz and conducted by Christopher Rountree, both in their WNO debuts. Three new pairings of opera composers and librettists Nathan Fletcher and Megan Cohen, Gity Razaz and Sara Cooper, John Glover and Erin Bregman offer new, one-act operas during the festival. Two semi-staged concert performances of each 20-minute opera are presented on January 20, 2018. (more...)

Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR Begins Tonight at Classic Stage CompanyTerrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR Begins Tonight at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, will present the world premiere of Fire and Air, a new play by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, directed by John Doyle, beginning performances tonight, January 17 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 25. Opening night is Thursday, February 1. (more...)

Previews Begin Tomorrow For Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR At CSCPreviews Begin Tomorrow For Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR At CSC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Classic Stage Company presents the world premiere of Terrence McNally's Fire and Air, directed by John Doyle. The production begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 25. Opening night is Thursday, February 1. (more...)

John Glover, Neil LaBute Festival, Adam Rapp's THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES and More Set for 59E59 Theaters This WinterJohn Glover, Neil LaBute Festival, Adam Rapp's THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES and More Set for 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

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Cast Complete for The Acting Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefit Starring David Hyde PierceCast Complete for The Acting Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefit Starring David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The Acting Company has announced the full cast list for their one-night-only benefit reading of Crispin Whittell's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, December 11 at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse (695 Park Avenue). (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE PARISIAN WOMAN!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE PARISIAN WOMAN!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 1, 2017

The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opened just last night at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). (more...)

James Cusati-Moyer, Douglas Hodge, Marsha Mason, Marin Mazzie and More to Star in Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR at Classic Stage CompanyJames Cusati-Moyer, Douglas Hodge, Marsha Mason, Marin Mazzie and More to Star in Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, will present the world premiere of Fire and Air, a new play by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, directed by John Doyle, beginning performances Wednesday, January 17 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 25. Opening night is Thursday, February 1. (more...)

John Glover, Neil LaBute Festival, Adam Rapp's THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES and More Set for 59E59 Theaters This WinterJohn Glover, Neil LaBute Festival, Adam Rapp's THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES and More Set for 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

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Last Four Days to Back New Terrence McNally Documentary EVERY ACT OF LIFELast Four Days to Back New Terrence McNally Documentary EVERY ACT OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Floating World Pictures with Lakeview Productions and Talu Productions present Every Act of Life, a new documentary on playwright Terrence McNally's pioneering five decades in the American theatre. (more...)

WNO presents The American Opera Initiative Festival This JanuaryWNO presents The American Opera Initiative Festival This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the sixth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. All of the program's world premiere operas are presented during the American Opera Initiative Festival weekend,January 19 21, 2018, all in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. The festival begins with the world premiere of a new hour-long work by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, Proving Up, on January 19 and 21, 2018, directed by Alison Moritz and conducted by Christopher Rountree, both in their WNO debuts. Three new pairings of opera composers and librettists Nathan Fletcher and Megan Cohen, Gity Razaz and Sara Cooper, John Glover and Erin Bregman offer new, one-act operas during the festival. Two semi-staged concert performances of each 20-minute opera are presented on January 20, 2018. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce to Play 'Scrooge' in The Acting Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefit ReadingDavid Hyde Pierce to Play 'Scrooge' in The Acting Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Acting Company has announced a one-night-only benefit reading of Crispin Whittell's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, December 11 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues). (more...)

New Documentary TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE Launches Kickstarter CampaignNew Documentary TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE Launches Kickstarter Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

A new Kickstarter campaign for new Terrence McNally documentary EVERY ACT OF LIFE has been launched featuring terrific Terrence and theatre-related Kickstarter 'thank you' rewards. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Works Presents Gialanella's FRANKENSTEINBWW Review: Theater Works Presents Gialanella's FRANKENSTEIN
by Herbert Paine - Oct 22, 2017

A compelling theme and strong technical elements set the Theater Works stage for a reenactment of Victor Frankenstein's ill-fated exercise to reanimate life but do little to compensate for a performance that plods along like the iconic monster at the center of Victor Gialanella's torturous FRANKENSTEIN. (more...)

Young People's Chorus of NYC Debuts at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtYoung People's Chorus of NYC Debuts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

The Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), led by Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. N ez, debuts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the New York premiere of composer Ben Moore and librettist Kelley Rourke's Odyssey: A Youth Opera, an hour-long re-telling of Homer's epic. This new, fully staged and costumed production incorporates video imagery from the Museum's extensive collection including images of ancient Greek art and artifacts to create thematic links to the action on stage. The production is directed and choreographed by Eric Sean Fogel, with video and projection design by S. Katy Tucker. Three performances, presented as part of the Museum's MetLiveArts series, will be held at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium on Friday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (more...)

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