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Broadway: The Real Thing, Violet, The Realistic Joneses. Off-Broadway: Signature, Playwrights Horizons, Public, Roundabout, Elevator Repair Service, NYTW, TFANA, many others. Other NYC: Encores! Off-Center (NYCC), BAM, Juilliard Opera. Regional: A.R.T., Guthrie, Center Theater Group, La Jolla ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: The Real Thing, Violet, The Realistic Joneses. Off-Broadway: Signature, Playwrights Horizons, Public, Roundabout, Elevator Repair Service, NYTW, TFANA, many others. Other NYC: Encores! Off-Center (NYCC), BAM, Juilliard Opera. Regional: A.R.T., Guthrie, Center Theater Group, La Jolla ... (read complete bio)
Cole Escola Will Host Obie Awards Ceremony- Set for June 4 Photo Cole Escola Will Host Obie Awards Ceremony- Set for June 4
by Nicole Rosky - May 26, 2020

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO) have just announced that the 65th Annual Obie Awards, New York's preeminent celebration of Off- and Off-Off Broadway theater, will premiere on YouTube.com/AmericanTheatreWing on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT.  The prerecorded ceremony will be hosted by comedian, actor and writer Cole Escola (Hulu's Difficult People, FXX's Man Seeking Woman, Amazon Prime's Mozart in the Jungle), who will also perform with surprise special guests.

SOFT POWER Original Cast Recording Out Today With Benefit Listening Party at 8pm Photo SOFT POWER Original Cast Recording Out Today With Benefit Listening Party at 8pm
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 17, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Soft Power - Original Cast Recording is available on digital and streaming formats today, Friday, April 17. The album is based on the new musical's recent New York premiere production at The Public Theater.

SOFT POWER Original Cast Recording to be Released; The Public Theater to Host Virtual Photo SOFT POWER Original Cast Recording to be Released; The Public Theater to Host Virtual Listening Party
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Soft Power - Original Cast Recording will be available on digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 17.

BWW Review: GATZ at Berkeley Rep Transforms the Great American Novel into a Singular  Photo BWW Review: GATZ at Berkeley Rep Transforms the Great American Novel into a Singular Theatrical Experience
by Jim Munson - Feb 15, 2020

'In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.' Thus famously begins both F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel 'The Great Gatsby' and its stage incarnation 'Gatz' in the Elevator Repair Service (ERS) production currently running at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Wait, you mean Fitzgerald was addressing the notion of privilege way back in 1925? Yes, indeedy! In fact, so much of his novel resonates so deeply with our current state that it's a perfect time to revisit this classic. Which is exactly and literally what ERS is doing here. The text of 'Gatz' consists of every word in the novel and nothing more. So, yes, that means you're in for roughly six hours (plus 2 intermissions and a welcome dinner break) of Fitzgeraldian theatrical experience. If those last two sentences intrigue you at all, I highly recommend you take the ride.

Photo Flash: Get a Look at LCT3's THE HEADLANDS Photo Photo Flash: Get a Look at LCT3's THE HEADLANDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2020

LCT3's production of THE HEADLANDS, a new play by Christopher Chen and directed by Knud Adams began previews Saturday night (2/8). It will officially open Monday 2/24 at the Claire Tow Theater.

Playwrights Horizons Extends Lucas Hnath's THE THIN PLACE Photo Playwrights Horizons Extends Lucas Hnath's THE THIN PLACE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) announced a three-week extension of the New York premiere production of Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters. In the burgeoning friendship between two women-one who's recently experienced a strange loss, and another who communicates with the dead-Hnath crafts an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, and one mind's power to influence others.

Review Roundup: THE THIN PLACE at Playwrights Horizons - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: THE THIN PLACE at Playwrights Horizons - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Dec 13, 2019

Playwrights Horizons presents Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St), running November 22, 2019, through January 5, 2020.

SOFT POWER Will Release a Cast Recording in Spring 2020 Photo SOFT POWER Will Release a Cast Recording in Spring 2020
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2019

Ghostlist Records has announced it will record the new musical Soft Power, the New York premiere production from The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham), for an original cast album to be released Spring 2020. Soft Power features play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang and music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, with choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton. A co-commission and co-production with Center Theatre Group, Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directed this groundbreaking new musical-within-a-play.

Playwrights Horizons Opens Live for Five Lottery For New York Premiere of Lucas Hnath Photo Playwrights Horizons Opens Live for Five Lottery For New York Premiere of Lucas Hnath's THE THIN PLACE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) is, from now through Thursday, November 14, accepting entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the first preview of Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters. Since his 'mesmerizing drama' (The New York Times) The Christians made its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2015, Hnath has received acclaim for two major Broadway productions (A Doll's House, Part 2 and Hillary and Clinton).

The 65th Obie Awards Are Set For May 18, 2020 Photo The 65th Obie Awards Are Set For May 18, 2020
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2019

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that the 65th Annual Obie Awards will return to New York's Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street) on Monday, May 18, 2020 to celebrate and honor Off- and Off-Off-Broadway productions that opened between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020.

VIDEO: Take a Look At The Musical Number 'Election Night' from The Public Theater's p Photo VIDEO: Take a Look At The Musical Number 'Election Night' from The Public Theater's production of SOFT POWER
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019

Below is a link to a clip from the musical number a?oeElection Nighta?? from The Public Theater's production of SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and direction by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. SOFT POWER will run through Sunday, November 17.

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 Will Produce World Premiere of THE HEADLANDS, a New Play  Photo Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 Will Produce World Premiere of THE HEADLANDS, a New Play by Christopher Chen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2019

This winter, Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will produce the world premiere of THE HEADLANDS, a new play by Christopher Chen, directed by Knud Adams, which will begin performances Saturday, February 8 and run for six weeks only through Sunday, March 22 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, February 24.

Photo Coverage: SOFT POWER Celebrates Opening Night at the Public Theater Photo Photo Coverage: SOFT POWER Celebrates Opening Night at the Public Theater
by Monroe George - Oct 16, 2019

The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. Check out photos from opening night below!

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From SOFT POWER at the Public Photo VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From SOFT POWER at the Public
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2019

The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. Get a first look at footage from the production!

Playwrights Horizons Announces Casting For Lucas Hnath's THE THIN PLACE Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Casting For Lucas Hnath's THE THIN PLACE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 15, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) announces the cast and creative team for Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters. Since his a?oemesmerizing dramaa?? (The New York Times) The Christians made its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2015, Hnath has received acclaim for two major Broadway productions (A Doll's House, Part 2 and Hillary and Clinton). He now returns to Playwrights with his most arrestingly intimate work to date. In the burgeoning friendship between two womena?"one who's recently experienced a strange loss, and another who communicates with the deada?"Hnath crafts an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, and one mind's power to influence others. The Thin Place makes its New York premiere at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St), running November 22, 2019, through January 5, 2020.

Photo Flash: First Look at the Public's SOFT POWER Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the Public's SOFT POWER
by Julie Musbach - Sep 30, 2019

Get a first look at The Public Theater's production of SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and direction by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With SOFT POWER At The Public Theater Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With SOFT POWER At The Public Theater
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 11, 2019

The Public Theater presents SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. 

The Public Extends SOFT POWER One Week Photo The Public Extends SOFT POWER One Week
by Julie Musbach - Sep 11, 2019

The Public Theater announced a one-week extension of the New York premiere of SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang and music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, with choreography by Tony nomineeSam Pinkleton.

American Premiere Of Korngold's Grand Opera THE MIRACLE OF HELIANE Opens At Bard Summ Photo American Premiere Of Korngold's Grand Opera THE MIRACLE OF HELIANE Opens At Bard SummerScape Friday
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2019

Opening on Friday, July 26, Bard SummerScape presents the long overdue American premiere of The Miracle of Heliane ('Das Wunder der Heliane,' 1927). An original staging by German director Christian Räth of the grand opera that Erich Wolfgang Korngold considered his masterpiece, 'this show promises everything: symbolism, eroticism, political intrigue and gorgeous orchestration, all done up in the composer's signature 'more is more' musical style' (New York Observer). Featuring Ausrine Stundyte, Daniel Brenna, Alfred Walker and the American Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of festival co-founder and co-artistic director Leon Botstein, The Miracle of Heliane will be sung in German with English supertitles and will run for five performances between July 26 and August 4, with an Opera Talk, free and open to the public, before the matinee on July 28. SummerScape 2019 also provides the chance to sample some of the operettas written and arranged by Korngold and his contemporaries in 'Operetta's America' (August 11) and to see a semi-staged production of his best-loved opera, Die tote Stadt ('The Dead City'; August 18), during the 30th anniversary season of the Bard Music Festival.

Review Roundup: Encores Off-Center Presents WORKING - See What The Critics Are Saying Photo Review Roundup: Encores Off-Center Presents WORKING - See What The Critics Are Saying!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 27, 2019

Encores! Off-Center presents Nina Faso and Stephen Schwartz's Working: A Musical, June 26-29. See what the critics are saying!

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