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Harlem Rep Extends THE WIZARD OF OZ Through December 16thHarlem Rep Extends THE WIZARD OF OZ Through December 16th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close August 20. It has been extended through December 16, 2017 due to continuing and steady audience interest. (more...)

English Language Premiere of Iceland's GUILTY Set for TNC's Dream Up FestivalEnglish Language Premiere of Iceland's GUILTY Set for TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Iceland in the 19th Century was not exactly an idyll; it was an island nation of farming and fishing communities, pretty much cut off from the much of the rest of the world. Crime was rare and capital crimes rarer still. So the country's criminal cases have become the stuff of legend, including the child rape case in Rifsaedasel of 1837, which is as infamous to Icelanders as The Manson Family is to Americans. Contemporary Icelandic playwright Hrafnhildur Hagalin revisits this infamous case with 'Guilty' (2014), a verse play that gracefully and provocatively examines issues of obsession and mercy which cling to it to this day. (more...)

Immersive Mystery 'THE COOPING THEORY' Pauses for the Summer; Halloween Edition Coming This FallImmersive Mystery 'THE COOPING THEORY' Pauses for the Summer; Halloween Edition Coming This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?,' Poseiden Theatre's immersive mystery production at St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is taking a hiatus beginning June 28, 2017 and returning with a Halloween Edition from October 11 to 31, 2017.  The gap will be used for Artistic Director Aaron Salazar and his team to re-imagine the offering for the Halloween season. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Foundation, will now close August 20, 2017 after 26 performances.  A previously scheduled September 9 performance has been canceled. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has been extended twice. (more...)

Stephanie Trudeau to Return to Pangea with CHAVELA: THINK OF MEStephanie Trudeau to Return to Pangea with CHAVELA: THINK OF ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Actor/cabaret singer Stephanie Trudeau will perform a return engagement of her docu-cabaret, 'Chavela: Think Of Me,' at Pangea Supper Club, 178 Second Ave. (East Village), June 26 at 7:30 PM. She had debuted the piece there on May 15 and has been invited back in response to the appreciation of her audience and an enthusatic review.  (more...)

FAUST 3: THE TURD COMING, OR THE FART OF THE DEAL to Satirize Trump Fiasco Onstage This JuneFAUST 3: THE TURD COMING, OR THE FART OF THE DEAL to Satirize Trump Fiasco Onstage This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

'Faust 3: The Turd Coming, or The Fart of the Deal' by Paul David Young, a political satire of the Trump fiasco performed by an ensemble of four clowns, will have its world premiere June 11 to 26 in The Meeting Room of Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, presented by Skylight Productions.  Augustus Heagerty directs. (more...)

Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America to Bring 410[GONE] to TNC This JuneYangtze Repertory Theatre of America to Bring 410[GONE] to TNC This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America returns to Theater for the New City (TNC) June 2 to 18 to present the New York premiere of '401[GONE]' by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, the prize-winning author of 'The World of Extreme Happiness' (Manhattan Theater Club, 2015).  (more...)

Harlem Repertory Theatre 's WIZARDS OF OZ Extends Through 9/9Harlem Repertory Theatre 's WIZARDS OF OZ Extends Through 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

To share a very popular show with wider audiences, Harlem Repertory Theatre and the Yip Harburg Foundation will extend their co-production of 'The Wizard of Oz' through September 9, 2017 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Fusion Theatre to Merge Opera and Theatre with Anouilh's ANTIGONEFusion Theatre to Merge Opera and Theatre with Anouilh's ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

French playwright Jean Anouilh wrote his 'Antigone' during the Nazi occupation of France. It became a symbol of resistance as freedom fighters viewed the heroine's defiance as a crie de coeur of patriotism. The play, written with a modern sensibility, is based on the Greek tragedy of the princess who dies for burying her brother's corpse against the orders of her dictator uncle. Its parallels to modern times are exciting and provocative. (more...)

New Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS Adds Performances at Theater for the New CityNew Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS Adds Performances at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

'Your Name On My Lips,' a new musical by Eric Sirota, has added performances to its showcase, presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, artistic director) through March 19, 2017. (more...)

Onomatopoeia Theatre to Stage OF MICE AND MEN This SpringOnomatopoeia Theatre to Stage OF MICE AND MEN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company, a resident company of Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street), will present a faithful production of John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' off-off Broadway from April 7 to 29. (more...)

August Strindberg Rep's Two Mystery Plays by Scandinavian Playwrights Begin TonightAugust Strindberg Rep's Two Mystery Plays by Scandinavian Playwrights Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

From tonight, March 4, to April 1, August Strindberg Rep will present two mystery plays by modern Scandinavian playwrights in repertory: Marty's Shadow' by Stig Dagerman (Sweden) and 'Journey in Light and Shadow' by Stig Dalager (Denmark). (more...)

New Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS Starts Tonight at Theater for the New CityNew Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS Starts Tonight at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Playwright/composer/lyricist Eric B. Sirota, who also happens to be a physicist by trade, scrutinizes the changing nature of love in 'Your Name On My Lips,' a new musical about a young artist who fights to hold on to his soulmate as the materialistic world tugs at her. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the work tonight, March 2, through March 19. (more...)

Cara London Exhibition on View at TNC Alongside Run of YOUR NAME ON MY LIPSCara London Exhibition on View at TNC Alongside Run of YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The protagonist in 'Your Name On My Lips' (book, music & lyrics by Eric B. Sirota) is an artist. (more...)

BENGHAZI BERGEN-BELSEN, Based on the Novel by Yossi Sucary, Coming to La MaMaBENGHAZI BERGEN-BELSEN, Based on the Novel by Yossi Sucary, Coming to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

An epic romance retrieves from oblivion the lost story of the Holocaust of Libyan Jews in 'Benghazi Bergen-Belsen,' a play by Lahav Timor that is inspired by the Brenner Prize-winning 2016 novel of the same name by Yossi Sucary, the first book about Jews in World War II Libya. The play is translated from Hebrew by Inbal Timor and directed by Michal Gamily. La MaMa Theatre will present its world premiere run March 23 to April 9 in its Downstairs Theater, 66 East Fourth Street, Manhattan (East Village). (more...)

Czech Marionettes Arrive at TNC Tonight in 'THREE GOLDEN HAIRS'Czech Marionettes Arrive at TNC Tonight in 'THREE GOLDEN HAIRS'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theater for the New City will present the premiere of his 'Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Wisdom,' a compendium of Czech, Slovak and Italian fairy tales, tonight, February 16, to March 5. Each Saturday of the run, Vit Horejs will also perform 'The Winter Tales,' a marionette play for young audiences based on three fables of wizards, blizzards and spirits. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the puppets! (more...)

Son and Grandson of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Visit Bio-Drama on the Legendary Harlem CongressmanSon and Grandson of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Visit Bio-Drama on the Legendary Harlem Congressman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

On Thursday, February 9, Adam Clayton Powell IV and his son, Adam Clayton Powell V, attended the first preview of  'ADAM,' a bio-drama by Peter DeAnda which dramatizes the political life and legacy of the legendary Harlem Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (more...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage Two Mystery Plays by Scandinavian Playwrights This SpringAugust Strindberg Rep to Stage Two Mystery Plays by Scandinavian Playwrights This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

From March 4 to April 1, August Strindberg Rep will present two mystery plays by modern Scandinavian playwrights in repertory: Marty's Shadow' by Stig Dagerman (Sweden) and 'Journey in Light and Shadow' by Stig Dalager (Denmark). (more...)

New Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS to Play TNC This MarchNew Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS to Play TNC This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Playwright/composer/lyricist Eric B. Sirota, who also happens to be a physicist by trade, scrutinizes the changing nature of love in 'Your Name On My Lips,' a new musical about a young artist who fights to hold on to his soulmate as the materialistic world tugs at her. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the work March 2 to 19. (more...)

Monodrama GOLGOTHA Shows Journey of a Holocaust Survivor This Weekend at La MaMaMonodrama GOLGOTHA Shows Journey of a Holocaust Survivor This Weekend at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

This weekend, January 26 to 29, La MaMa will present 'Golgotha,' a tour-de-force monodrama performed in English by Victor Attar. (more...)

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