Kara Young, Malik Reed and A.A. Brenner Set For NEW ALTERNATIVES PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
A Star is Bored Podcast presents The New Alternatives Play Festival livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 26 June at 4:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 5:00 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -4) / 6:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 7:00 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).
Phillipa Soo, Denée Benton, Betty Gilpin, Amber Gray & More Join THE ARS NOVA FOREVER TELETHON
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Ars Nova has announced additional details for The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, a 24 hour livestream featuring over 100 artists celebrating Ars Nova's past and present while raising funds to propel the organization into its future. The online event will begin at 6pm EDT on June 12 and run non-stop until 6pm EDT on June 13.
38th Annual Elliot Norton Award Nominations Announced - MOBY-DICK, Billy Porter's THE PURISTS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020
Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) for the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards.
Clubbed Thumb Postpones 25th Annual Summerworks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director; Quinn Metal Corbin, Advancement Director) will postpone the 25th edition of SUMMERWORKS, its annual festival of new plays.
SPINDLE SHUTTLE NEEDLE, BODIES THEY RITUAL and More Announced for Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Clubbed Thumb has announced the complete line-up for the 25th annual SUMMERWORKS, its festival of new plays. SUMMERWORKS will run May 15 - July 1, 2020 at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street) in Manhattan and will feature productions of three new plays: SPINDLE SHUTTLE NEEDLE by Gab Reisman and directed by Tamilla Woodard; BODIES THEY RITUAL by Angela Hanks and directed by Knud Adams; and THE WOMAN'S PARTY by Rinne Groff and directed by Tara Ahmadinijad.
BWW Review: Be Ready to Play Your Part Creating a HOME in the Past, Present and Future at The Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - Mar 7, 2020
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica is presenting the Southern California Premiere of HOME, created by Geoff Sobelle and directed by Lee Sunday Evans, who won a 2018 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production.
Ars Nova Has Released a New Block of Tickets and Added Additional Performances of ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Ars Nova has released a new block of tickets and added two additional performances of the world premiere commission of Oratorio For Living Things by Obie Award-winner and 2015 & 2016 Ars Nova resident artist Heather Christian.
Patrick Wilson Will Join the Cast of THE COURTROOM For Next Performance in March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Waterwell today announced the complete cast for the next performance of The Courtroom, which is coming to Symphony Space in a special evening amplifying this intimate encounter with our nation's immigration court system. For this performance on Monday, March 9, Emmy Award®, two-time Golden Globe Award®, and two-time Tony Award® nominee Patrick Wilson will join members of the original cast.
Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and THE PERPLEXED's Zane Pais
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Feb 24, 2020
He starred as Nicole Kidman's son in the indie hit a?oeMargot At The Weddinga?? and now he has a major role in the new Richard Greenberg play at Manhattan Theater Club. Actor Zane Pais stopped by Ilana's apartment to talk about growing up the son of actors in NYC and his decision to pursue a life in the arts as well!
Photo Flash: CollaborationTown Presents RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
CollaborationTown is proud to present the New York premiere of Riddle of the Trilobites, a new musical with book and lyrics by Geo Decas O'Donnell and Jordan Seavey; music and lyrics by Nicholas Williams; and puppetry design by Amanda Villalobos. Directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (In the Green, Dance Nation), Riddle of the Trilobites began performances at the New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) on February 7, 2020 and will run through February 23, 2020.
BWW Interview: Lee Sunday Evans on RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020
Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (In the Green, Dance Nation) is currently directing Riddle of the Trilobites, now playing at the New Victory Theater through February 23! A new musical developed by CollaborationTown, Riddle of the Trilobites is an all-ages allegory about climate change, brought to life through eye-catching puppetry.
Ars Nova Will Present Heather Christian's ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Directed by Lee Sunday Evans This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Ars Nova, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, has announced details for the world premiere commission of Oratorio for Living Things by Obie Award-winner and 2015 & 2016 Ars Nova resident artist Heather Christian. Directed by Obie Award-winner Lee Sunday Evans, the event fuses music and theater, surrounding the audience with 18 virtuosic singers and instrumentalists. Oratorio for Living Things runs March 10-April 12, 2020, at Ars Nova at Greenwich House (27 Barrow Street, Manhattan) with a press opening on March 30. Tickets are now on sale at arsnovanyc.com.
BWW Review: DETROIT RED at ArtsEmerson
by Andrew Child - Feb 7, 2020
In David Mamet's book On Directing Film, he breaks down the way a linear narrative can be conveyed by placing images in direct contrast to each other. a?oeThe dream and the film are the juxtaposition of images in order to answer a question.a?? Certainly, with a majority of the action taking place upstage of a scrim and the fusion of filmed and live material, ArtsEmerson's Detroit Red, an original play by Will Power about Malcolm X's early adult life in Roxbury, leaves one feeling more as though one has watched a movie or woken from a dream than sat through a performance. Recently, I also saw Gloria: A Life, which is playing at the American Repertory Theatre. While I admittedly found the show to be trite and pandering, it obtusely fused projection effects with live performance in a way that felt cheap, gimmicky, and more like a new SnapChat filter than anything else. Contrast that with Ari Herzig's film work for Detroit Red, which snaps the audience effectively between viewpoints in black and white and splays broad images across the haziness of Adam Rigg's nondescript set. The success of the production lies in the success of the filmed elements, which establish a framing device, pinpointing the action to an exact moment in time. Additionally, the projections act as effective abstractions, allowing the actors to waver between realism and poetry as photos of their faces appear as oversized watermarks in space. Lighting designer Alan Edwards equally contributes to the cinematic feel of the piece. Sharp shafts of light slice through open space and act, ingeniously, as the camera lens might in film, focusing our attention on specifics and the relevant details. Aside from a few extraneous hat changes for the three actors who take on all the roles in the piece, between the work of Herzig, Rigg, and Edwards, the performance seems to be a study in the logistics of jump-cuts or cross-fades in real time. Adding to the film-instead-of-theatre feeling in the space, the performance actively roused and engaged the audience, which had a huge swathe of Boston school groups present. The crowd felt comfortable verbalizing responses, in part, because of our physical separation from the action presented to us, and to be able to laugh, cheer, gasp, and grimace in solidarity with those around you is a rare treat.
The Broad Stage Presents The Southern California Premiere Of HOME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica is proud to present the Southern California Premiere of HOME, created by Geoff Sobelle. The show is a house party where the whole audience is invited. HOME will have six performances from March 4 through March 8, 2020 (press opening is March 5). HOME, directed by Lee Sunday Evans, who won a 2018 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production.
Kelli O'Hara, Jayne Houdyshell and Jennifer Ehle Will Star in Next Performance of THE COURTROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Waterwell announced today the complete cast for the next performance of The Courtroom, its re-enactment of deportation proceedings that is playing a series of special, one-night engagements in civic venues following a sold-out run in 2019. Tony Award® winner and Emmy Award® nominee Kelli O'Hara, Tony and Obie Award winner Jayne Houdyshell, and two-time Tony Award winner Jennifer Ehle will join members of the original cast for one night only at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on February 12.
Ann Harada, Victoria Clark, and More Announced as 'Live At The Lortel' Podcast Guests For February 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation has announced the guest lineup for February 2020 tapings of the popular a?oeLive at the Lortela?? podcast focused on Off-Broadway. Each taping lasts about 60 minutes a?" with 45 minutes of moderated conversation with host Eric Ostrow and 15 minutes for audience questions. As always, tickets are free to the public and can be reserved by visiting www.liveatthelortel.com.
ArtsEmerson Presents The World Premiere Of DETROIT RED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
ArtsEmerson will present the World Premiere of Detroit Red by internationally renowned playwright Will Power. This theatrical exploration of the life of Malcolm X as he dwelled and came of age in the Roxbury section of Boston, plays the Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage February 01 a?" 16, 2020.
THE COURTROOM to Play the Lucille Lortel Theatre and Symphony Space in Special One-Night Engagements
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Waterwell today announced the next performances of The Courtroom, its re-enactment of deportation proceedings that is playing a series of special, one-night engagements in civic venues following a sold-out run in 2019.
Ma-Yi Theater Company Will Present Haruna Lee's SUICIDE FOREST at A.R.T./New York's Mezzanine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Since its founding in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company has distinguished itself as one of the country's leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today.
BWW Review: DANCE NATION at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Dec 22, 2019
The Chicago premiere of Clare Barron's DANCE NATION, now at Steppenwolf with direction and choreography from Lee Sunday Evans (who also helmed the original production at Playwrights Horizons), is alternately wild, messy, and confusinga?"much like the experience of early adolescence for the play's characters.
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