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Axis Theatre Will Present WASHINGTON SQUARE, a New Adaptation of Henry James' Tragico Photo Axis Theatre Will Present WASHINGTON SQUARE, a New Adaptation of Henry James' Tragicomic Novella
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

Axis Theatre Company presents Washington Square, a contemporary take on Henry James' tragicomic novella. Adapted and directed by Axis Theatre's founder and Artistic Director Randy Sharp, the production features original music by Paul Carbonara, a cast of four, and is performed in the heart of Greenwich Village, a few blocks from the story's 19th-century setting. Previews for Washington Square begin on March 11 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square, Manhattan), with a press opening set for March 15, for a limited run through April 11, 2020. Tickets are on sale now at axiscompany.org.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the City-Wide School Tour Of Oscar Hammerstein II's ALL Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the City-Wide School Tour Of Oscar Hammerstein II's ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

Leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) recently begun its city-wide school tour of All Kinds of People, a special musical revue developed in collaboration with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, designed to promote tolerance and acceptance using the words and lyrics of the great Oscar Hammerstein II. The tour will play about 90 performances over the course of 10 weeks at over 50 NYC public schools in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens & Manhattan.

Axis Theatre Presents SEVEN IN ONE BLOW Photo Axis Theatre Presents SEVEN IN ONE BLOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

'What could be better than a play that asks you to shout? Well, one that asks you to sing. All this fun is part of an updated version of 'The Brave Little Tailor...' My son also thought of another reason that Seven in One Blow is the greatest play ever: the actors pass out candy at the end.'-The New York Times

Axis Theatre Company Will Present 18th Annual Production of SEVEN IN ONE BLOW, OR THE Photo Axis Theatre Company Will Present 18th Annual Production of SEVEN IN ONE BLOW, OR THE BRAVE LITTLE KID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019

Axis Theatre Company continues its 20th anniversary season with the 18th annual production of its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this festive, interactive winter play runs December 6a?"22 and is written and directed by Axis Artistic Director Randy Sharp (Axis Company's High Noon, Edgar Oliver's Victor). Though the poignant tale was created for kids, the Axis productiona?"which teases out some of the many plausible subtexts and includes timely pop cultural referencesa?"resonates equally well for adults.

Axis Theatre Company Presents Edgar Oliver's VICTOR Photo Axis Theatre Company Presents Edgar Oliver's VICTOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

For over a decade, Axis Theatre Company has served as an incubator and theatrical home for the beloved performer, poet, and storyteller Edgar Oliver, a fixture of the New York downtown scene for over three decades. In deep collaboration with Axis Theatre Company founder Randy Sharp, Oliver has created a body of work that Hilton Als of The New Yorker has described as a?oeso beautifula?"so enthralling in its undisguised but never tedious self-absorption, in its command of the spoken word, and in its demand for love.a??

LAST MAN CLUB Returns June 5-28 Photo LAST MAN CLUB Returns June 5-28
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019

Axis Company presents a return engagement of Last Man Club, written and directed byAxis Artistic Director Randy Sharp, June 5-28. The "atmospheric, expertly structured one-act drama" (The New York Times), presented first in 2013 and now again as part of Axis's 20th anniversary season, exemplifies the company's work-raw, unblinking theater, staged in Axis's intimate West Village space, that frequently explores dark moments in America's past. As news stories about the acceleration of climate change and its human toll break daily, the production takes audiences to the Dust Bowl, another era of environmental and economic strife catalyzed by unrestrained human greed.

Axis Company Announces 20th Anniversary Season Photo Axis Company Announces 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Axis Company today announces its 20th Anniversary Season, which kicks off a bold new work: the world premiere of Strangers in the World, written and directed by Axis Artistic Director Randy Sharp (March 13-April 6). The company celebrates two decades of making raw, unblinking theater in its intimate West Village space with a lineup that exemplifies Axis's body of work-its artistry in exploring dark moments in America's past, and its mastery at staging moving first-person narratives. 

Axis' Beloved Holiday Show For Families, SEVEN IN ONE BLOW (OR THE BRAVE LITTLE KID) Photo Axis' Beloved Holiday Show For Families, SEVEN IN ONE BLOW (OR THE BRAVE LITTLE KID)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

"What could be better than a play that asks you to shout? Well, one that asks you to sing. All this fun is part of an updated version of "The Brave Little Tailor"...My son also thought of another reason that Seven in One Blow is the greatest play ever: the actors pass out candy at the end."-The New York Times

Axis Company Announces Stage Adaptation of HIGH NOON Photo Axis Company Announces Stage Adaptation of HIGH NOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Axis Company today announces the remount of High Noon, their adaptation of the screenplay for the 1952 Western film, devised by an ensemble led by Artistic Director Randy Sharp. The play returns October 3-27, following an acclaimed first run in January of this year.

Axis Company Announces Stage Adaptation of HIGH NOON Photo Axis Company Announces Stage Adaptation of HIGH NOON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Axis Company today announces the remount of High Noon, their adaptation of the screenplay for the 1952 Western film, devised by an ensemble led by Artistic Director Randy Sharp. The play returns October 3-27, following an acclaimed first run in January of this year.

BROADWAY BARES: GAME NIGHT Raises Over $1.8 Million Photo BROADWAY BARES: GAME NIGHT Raises Over $1.8 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Broadway's hottest dancers and two explosively responsive audiences came together for a fierce and steamy evening of fun and sensational striptease at Broadway Bares: Game Night, this year's record-breaking edition of the annual spectacular.

Axis Adapts HIGH NOON for the Stage Photo Axis Adapts HIGH NOON for the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Axis Company presents High Noon, an adaptation of the screenplay for the 1952 Western film, devised by an ensemble led by Artistic Director Randy Sharp. In Axis' High Noon, the Wild West is not the place of heroes and rollicking adventure, but a landscape of overbearing nothingness where humans, and their troubled moral compasses, are cast in glaring light. As a town awaits the alleged return, and potential revenge streak, of a released murderer on an incoming train, their just-married, retiring marshal decides to try to rally a crowd to fight him.

Family Show 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW' Comes to Axis Theatre Company Tonight Photo Family Show 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW' Comes to Axis Theatre Company Tonight
by BroadwayWorld JR - Dec 1, 2017

This month, on the heels of Edgar Oliver's acclaimed, sold-out New York Trilogy, Axis Theatre Company presents the 16th annual production of its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid.

Family Show 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW' Coming to Axis Theatre Company This December Photo Family Show 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW' Coming to Axis Theatre Company This December
by BroadwayWorld JR - Nov 8, 2017

This December, on the heels of Edgar Oliver's acclaimed, sold-out New York Trilogy, Axis Theatre Company will present the 16th annual production of its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid.

Randy Sharp to Direct Sidney Kingsley's DEAD END at Axis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Axis Company has announced that Randy Sharp, who has won acclaim for directing Edgar Oliver's celebrated trilogy of solo performances charting his life in New York City, will stage a new production of Dead End, Sidney Kingsley's seminal play about kids growing on the streets of the City during the Great Depression.

Randy Sharp to Direct Sidney Kingsley's DEAD END at Axis Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Axis Company is pleased to announce that Randy Sharp, who has won acclaim for directing Edgar Oliver's celebrated trilogy of solo performances charting his life in New York City, will stage a new production of Dead End, Sidney Kingsley's seminal play about kids growing on the streets of the City during the Great Depression.

Axis' Holiday Show for Families SEVEN IN ONE BLOW Returns 12/12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This December, the acclaimed Off-Broadway Axis Theatre Company will present the 15th annual production of its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this festive, interactive winter play is written and directed by Axis Artistic Director Randy Sharp (Edgar Oliver's Attorney Street, In the Park and East 10th Street). Though the poignant tale was created for kids, the Axis production-which teases out some of the many plausible subtexts-resonates equally well for adults.

Axis Theatre Company to Present 15th Annual Production of 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

This December, the acclaimed Off-Broadway Axis Theatre Company will present the 15th annual production of its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid.

Edgar Oliver's ATTORNEY STREET Makes World Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Edgar Oliver, the singular storyteller and beloved downtown NYC theater artist, returns to Axis Theatre to perform the world premiere of Attorney Street, the final installment in a trilogy of solo shows, directed by Randy Sharp, charting Oliver's life in New York City.

Edgar Oliver's ATTORNEY STREET to Make World Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Edgar Oliver, the singular storyteller and beloved downtown NYC theater artist, returns to Axis Theatre to perform the world premiere of Attorney Street, the final installment in a trilogy of solo shows, directed by Randy Sharp, charting Oliver's life in New York City.

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