BWW Review: Traditional Marionettes Update the Scrooge Story in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OY! HANUKKAH, MERRY KWANZAA, HAPPY RAMADAN at Theater For The New City BWW Review: Traditional Marionettes Update the Scrooge Story in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OY! HANUKKAH, MERRY KWANZAA, HAPPY RAMADAN at Theater For The New City
by Joe Lombardi - Dec 21, 2019

If you've seen Drunk History on television you will understand the vibe of this show.  Imagine you have an elderly uncle who is of Czech descent.  He has a marvelous collection of marionettes.  After a few shots of Becherovka he invites the family down into the basement for an impromptu retelling (and updating) of a Christmas classic.  That is the best way to describe A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa, Happy Ramadan. (more...)

Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OY! HANUKKAH, MERRY KWANZAA At Theater for the New City Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OY! HANUKKAH, MERRY KWANZAA At Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) in 'A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa' from December 19 to January 5.  The show is an adaptation of Dickens' classic with Old World accents and New World inclusiveness. Adapted, directed and reinvented by Vit Horejs, it features over 30 puppets by Milos Kasal including a quartet of Rockettes in Slovak, Moravian and Ruthenian folk costumes and holiday songs in Czech, English, Hebrew, Slovak, Spanish and Swahili. (more...)

Czech Marionettes Highlight Centennial Heritage Festival With New Works Czech Marionettes Highlight Centennial Heritage Festival With New Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

From October 6 to 27 at the Upper East Side's Bohemian National Hall and Jan Hus Church, GOH Productions will present a Centennial Heritage Festival, featuring mainstage marionette theater productions for adults and kids and musical concerts for audiences of all ages. The festival celebrates two auspicious anniversaries: the Centennial Anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia (1918) and the Millennial Anniversary of the unification of the Lands of the Czech Crown, under Duke Oldrich (1018). (more...)

Czech Marionettes Highlight Centennial Heritage Festival With New Works Czech Marionettes Highlight Centennial Heritage Festival With New Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

From October 6 to 27 at the Upper East Side's Bohemian National Hall and Jan Hus Church, GOH Productions will present a Centennial Heritage Festival, featuring mainstage marionette theater productions for adults and kids and musical concerts for audiences of all ages. The festival celebrates two auspicious anniversaries: the Centennial Anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia (1918) and the Millennial Anniversary of the unification of the Lands of the Czech Crown, under Duke Oldrich (1018). (more...)

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 in conjunction with Mad Jenny Theater Presents CABARET IN CAPTIVITY Untitled Theater Company No. 61 in conjunction with Mad Jenny Theater Presents CABARET IN CAPTIVITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Cabaret in Captivity, songs and sketches written in Terezin/Theresienstad, will be having its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Performance on April 9 and 16 at Pangea. Terezin was located an hour away from Prague, and during World War II it served as both an internment camp and a way station for the concentration camps during the Holocaust. Full of satire, bitter humor, and hope, these pieces demonstrate how art became a vital survival technique for the inmates. Most of these pieces were recently recovered through the efforts of scholar Lisa Peschel, who also translated the majority of the work.  (more...)

CABARET IN CAPTIVITY to Feature Songs from the Terezin Ghetto at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Comprised of songs and texts written and performed in the Terezin Ghetto, in English, Czech, and German, Cabaret in Captivity will have a performance on Monday, April 24th, at 7pm, in honor of Yom HaShoah. (more...)

420: THE MUSICAL to Play The Kraine Theater on 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Plum Stab, LLC presents 420: THE MUSICAL, written by John Kehoe, with music by Laura Lonski, at The Kraine Theater on - you guessed it - April 20th, 2017.  (more...)

WOMEN YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW Trilogy To Hit Iati Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

After spending 2 years work shopping each play of her trilogy 'Women You Thought You Knew' Stephanie Lynn Wilson will finally mount, what she considers to be, the historical run of an entire trilogy. (more...)

Pulitzer Nominee Christopher Martin Helms Revival of OLD TIMES, Starting Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

International director, composer and Pulitzer Prize-nominee Christopher Martin (also Founding Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company where he directed nearly 100 productions) directs a NYC revival of the Harold Pinter play OLD TIMES, which will run tonight, November 25th, through December 11th at the 'White Space' at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory (104 West 14 St.). (more...)

Pulitzer Nominee Christopher Martin to Helm Fall Revival of OLD TIMES in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

International director, composer and Pulitzer Prize-nominee Christopher Martin (also Founding Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company where he directed nearly 100 productions) is set to direct a NYC revival of the Harold Pinter play OLD TIMES which will run November 25th thru December 11th at the 'White Space' at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory (104 West 14 St.). (more...)

Photo Flash: StreetLamp Productions' Inaugural Production COMFORT IN SILENCE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Timothy Patrick Walsh has announced the beginning of StreetLamp Productions, whose main focus will be works about 40+ year-olds and beyond. Their first production, Comfort in Silence, was penned by Mr. Walsh. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at StreetLamp Productions' Inaugural Production COMFORT IN SILENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Timothy Patrick Walsh has announced the beginning of StreetLamp Productions, whose main focus will be works about 40+ year-olds and beyond. Their first production, Comfort in Silence, was penned by Mr. Walsh. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

MITF Hosts Final Short Play Lab of the Season This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

Join MITF for John Chatterton's final series of new 10-minute works in the May Short Play Lab before he begins his super summer season. MITF's year-round festivals provide New York theatre-goers with a constant supply of new and thought-provoking live theater. (more...)

MITF Hosts Final Short Play Lab of the Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Join MITF for John Chatterton's final series of new 10-minute works in the May Short Play Lab before he begins his super summer season. MITF's year-round festivals provide New York theatre-goers with a constant supply of new and thought-provoking live theater. (more...)