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BWW Review: FLANAGAN'S WAKE Invites Participation, Improvs Your Stories, and Pays Res Photo BWW Review: FLANAGAN'S WAKE Invites Participation, Improvs Your Stories, and Pays Respects to Everyone's Favorite Cousin
by Tanya Seale - Feb 3, 2020

Flanagan has passed. It was terrible how he went. It was terrible that he went. But here you are in the pub with the others to hear the reading of the will and to mourn his passing at a traditional Irish Catholic wake. Not Irish? Or Catholic? Not a problem. Grab a name tag in the lobby before you enter (you'll get a fittingly new name) and a stiff drink or two (now you're set!) and hurry on inside, because you won't want to miss a thing. Flanagan's Wake: The Hilarious Interactive Irish Wake kicks off with a pre-show show that sets the tone where, among other happenings...

FLANAGAN'S WAKE Comes to The Playhouse at Westport Plaza Photo FLANAGAN'S WAKE Comes to The Playhouse at Westport Plaza
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2020

Emery Entertainment will present the St. Louis debut of FLANAGAN'S WAKE at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, January 24-March 21, 2020. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with a special Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day performance. Tickets are $24.50 and $29.50, and are on sale now through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314-534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. Groups of 10 or more should call 314-616-4455 for special rates.

BWW Review: Clowns' Crude Humor Assaults GLASS MENAGERIE Photo BWW Review: Clowns' Crude Humor Assaults GLASS MENAGERIE
by Steve Callahan - Mar 11, 2019

The Glass Menagerie has been revered by audiences and critics around the world for three-quarters of a century. I suppose that, like all sacred icons, it occasionally should be taken down a peg or two. The very energetically wild folks at Ten Directions have arrived, axes in hand, to have a chop or two at this old classic. Their Bouffon Glass Menajoree opened last night at the Centene under the aegis of the Young Liars.

Blair Baker to Play HAMLET in Gender-Bending Adaptation at SheNYC Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Blair Baker will play Hamlet in a gender-bending adaptation at SheNYC Arts. The new play adaptation by Tatiana Barcari and Wednesday Derrico will run at the Connelly Theater this July.

Blair Baker to Play HAMLET in Gender-Bending Adaptation at SheNYC Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Blair Baker will play Hamlet in a gender-bending adaptation at SheNYC Arts. The new play adaptation by Tatiana Barcari and Wednesday Derrico will run at the Connelly Theater this July.

Chekhov's THREE SISTERS Set for Limited Engagement at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Brick Theater, Inc. & Obvious Volcano Productions presents THREE SISTERS, written by Anton Chekhov, translated by Paul Schimdt, and directed by Maggie Cino, from March 23 to April 1, 2017.

The Seeing Place Offers Free Staging of Amy Herzog's AFTER THE REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

On Monday, October 10, 2016 The Seeing Place Theater will present a free performance of AFTER THE REVOLUTION by Amy Herzog.

National Jewish Theater Foundation to Bring 'CABARET IN CAPTIVITY' to York Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The National Jewish Theater Foundation, in association with The York Theatre Company, will present a special one-night only performance of CABARET IN CAPTIVITY: Songs and Sketches from Terezin/Theresienstadt, as part of the second annual Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Readings. The event will take place on Sunday evening, May 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Opera on Tap Presents SMASHED: THE CARRIE NATION STORY at FringeNYC, Now thru 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Brooklyn-based company Opera on Tap will bring the hatchet-wielding icon of the temperance movement, Carrie Nation, to life in its hit production SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story, which will be presented atThe New York International Fringe Festival this month.

Opera on Tap Presents SMASHED: THE CARRIE NATION STORY at The New York International Fringe Festival, 8/9-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Brooklyn-based company Opera on Tap will bring the hatchet-wielding icon of the temperance movement, Carrie Nation, to life in its hit production SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story, which will be presented atThe New York International Fringe Festival this August. Performances will be held at The C.O.W. (21 Clinton Street, between Houston and Stanton) on August 9th at 1:45pm, August 10th at 6:30pm, August 12th at 3pm, August 13th at 7:45pm, and August 15th at 9:30pm. The ‚Äúhilarious slapstick-style opera‚ÄĚ (Feast of Music) by composer James Barry and librettist Timothy Braun will be presented in a fully immersive, all-bar-encompassing production, which Opera on Tap is calling 'Opera of the Ridiculous.'

Opera on Tap to bring SMASHED to FringeNYC, 8/9-15
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 28, 2014

Brooklyn-based company Opera on Tap will bring the hatchet-wielding icon of the temperance movement, Carrie Nation, to life in its hit production SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story, which will be presented at The New York International Fringe Festival this August. Performances will be held at The C.O.W. (21 Clinton Street, between Houston and Stanton) on August 9th at 1:45pm, August 10th at 6:30pm, August 12th at 3pm, August 13th at 7:45pm, and August 15th at 9:30pm. The "hilarious slapstick-style opera" (Feast of Music) by composer James Barry and librettist Timothy Braun will be presented in a fully immersive, all-bar-encompassing production, which Opera on Tap is calling 'Opera of the Ridiculous.' smashedtheopera.com | operaontap.org

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with the Cast of EDISON'S ELEPHANT, Playing Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival, 1/16-25
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 6, 2014

The Metropolitan Playhouse and Joe Trentacosta present the World Premiere of Edison's Elephant, a new play by Chris Van Strander & David Koteles, directed by David Elliott as part of the Metropolitan Playhouse Gilded Age Festival (running January 16- 25) The Metropolitan Playhouse is located at 220 East 4th Street. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.metropolitanplayhouse.org. Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsal below!

Tongue in Cheek Theater Kicks Off 3-Week Revival of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Off-Off Broadway theater company Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) presents longest run yet, a 3-week revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, running from tonight, October 17-November 2, 2013. Set in the 1960s, Drive chronicles the formative years of precocious teen Li'l Bit, who yearns to get out of her small town and away from her dysfunctional family.

Tongue in Cheek Theater Announces 3-Week Revival of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, 10/17-11/2
by Robert Diamond - Oct 1, 2013

Off-Off Broadway theater company Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) presents longest run yet, a 3-week revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, running from, October 17-November 2, 2013. Set in the 1960s, Drive chronicles the formative years of precocious teen Li'l Bit, who yearns to get out of her small town and away from her dysfunctional family.

THE LAST CYCLIST to Make NYC Debut at West End Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2013

A dark, anti-semetic joke alluding to cycling made the rounds in Europe between the First and Second World Wars and was the inspiration for a bitter absurdist cabaret called The Last Cyclist written in 1944 in the Terezin Concentration Camp by the young Czech playwright, Karel ҆venk. This Chaplin-esque play was seen by many Terezin Ghetto inmates during rehearsals but it was banned by the ghetto's Council of Jewish Elders after its dress rehearsal. ҆venk was sent to Auschwitz a few months later and his script was lost forever. Playwright Naomi Patz has reconstructed and reimaged ҆venk's integral work and is bringing the The Last Cyclist to New York City audiences for the first time. Performances begin Today May 25 at the West End Theatre at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (263 W 86th St).

THE LAST CYCLIST to Make NYC Debut at West End Theatre, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

A dark, anti-semetic joke alluding to cycling made the rounds in Europe between the First and Second World Wars and was the inspiration for a bitter absurdist cabaret called The Last Cyclist written in 1944 in the Terezin Concentration Camp by the young Czech playwright, Karel ҆venk. This Chaplin-esque play was seen by many Terezin Ghetto inmates during rehearsals but it was banned by the ghetto's Council of Jewish Elders after its dress rehearsal. ҆venk was sent to Auschwitz a few months later and his script was lost forever. Playwright Naomi Patz has reconstructed and reimaged ҆venk's integral work and is bringing the The Last Cyclist to New York City audiences for the first time. Performances begin Saturday May 25 at the West End Theatre at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (263 W 86th St).

Redler & Cooper Open WINDOWS at OPERAtion Brooklyn, 3/23
by Kelsey Denette - Mar 13, 2013

On Saturday, March 23, 7:30pm, composer Zach Redler and librettist Sara Cooper, the creative team behind next month's musical 'The Memory Show' at the Duke Theater, will premiere their latest work 'Windows' featuring singers Sumayya Ali (The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess) and Etai BenShlomo (Wicked). Part of AOP (American Opera Projects) and Opera on Tap's new music series, 'OPERAtion Brooklyn' the 40-minute staged song-cycle will be followed by excerpts from two new operas - Decoration and Smashed. The performances will take place on multiple floors of ART-NY's South Oxford Space (138 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn 11217) in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Tickets are $20, available at www.operationbrooklyn.com. The evening will run 1 hour, thirty minutes.

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions Opens OUR TOWN, 10/17
by Kelsey Denette - Sep 12, 2012

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town, for eight performances this October. The play is a love story between Emily and George, and a love letter to small town life in America.

Josh Mertz and Erik Bowie to Present BATZ at Joe's Pub, 7/13 & 20
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 3, 2012

Batz, which played at last year's Comic Book Theatre Festival at Williamsburg's Brick Theater, swings into the NY home of its inspiration "Gatz" for two performances at Joe's Pub!

The Brick Presents Amuse Bouche Clown Theatre Festival Thru 9/27
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 13, 2011

This September The Brick presents its biennial Amuse Bouche selection of outstanding Clown Theatre work: 9 Mainstage shows, 3 cabarets, clown films and classes, with performers from Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the far corners of the U.S. of A.!

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