HOOKED ON HAPPINESS: The Musical for a Cooler Planet Begins Previews November 7HOOKED ON HAPPINESS: The Musical for a Cooler Planet Begins Previews November 7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

Theater for the New City today announced that it will present the world premiere of HOOKED ON HAPPINESS, a new musical about global warming, with book & lyrics by Tom Attea, music composed by Arthur Abrams, direction by Mark Marcante, and choreography by Mackenzie Surbey, which opens Sunday, November 16th. (more...)

Theater For The New City Hosts Village Halloween Costume Ball 10/31Theater For The New City Hosts Village Halloween Costume Ball 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village October 31 in the Village Halloween Costume Ball, which is presented annually by Theater for the New City (TNC), 155 First Avenue.  This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for real witches, everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. An explosive fall tradition, it is always held on the actual night of Halloween and celebrates artistic creation and fertilization. (more...)

Broadway's Loni Ackerman Stars In TO LIFE At Theater For The New CityBroadway's Loni Ackerman Stars In TO LIFE At Theater For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2019

The Rosen family, battered and blessed, celebrates life as their hearts lie gasping on the floor. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DINING WITH PLOETZ At Theater For The New CityPhoto Flash: First Look at DINING WITH PLOETZ At Theater For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Dining with Ploetz, an evening of one-acts, opened at Theater for the New City September 6. Written by playwright and published author Richard Ploetz, the production features three dark comedies, Goldfish, Memory Like a Pale Green Clock and Bone Appetite. The critically acclaimed production runs until September 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast Of DINING WITH PLOETZ At Theatre For The New CityPhoto Flash: First Look at the Cast Of DINING WITH PLOETZ At Theatre For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2019

Dining with Ploetz, an evening of one-acts, will play at Theater for the New City September 5 – 22. Opening night is slated for Friday, September 6 at 8:00 pm. Written by playwright and published author Richard Ploetz, the production features three dark comedies, Goldfish, Memory Like a Pale Green Clock and Bone Appetite. (more...)

DINING WITH PLOETZ Set To Open At Theater For The New City, 9/6DINING WITH PLOETZ Set To Open At Theater For The New City, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Dining with Ploetz, an evening of one-acts, will play at Theater for the New City September 5 - 22. Opening night is slated for Friday, September 6 at 8:00 pm. Written by playwright and published author Richard Ploetz, the production features three dark comedies, Goldfish, Memory Like a Pale Green Clock and Bone Appetite. (more...)

Theater for the New City's BARABBAS Opens ThursdayTheater for the New City's BARABBAS Opens Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Theater for the New City, the Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, is pleased to announce the world premiere of Will T.F. Carter's new play Barabbas, directed by Eduardo Machado. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents World Premiere of BARABBASTheater for the New City Presents World Premiere of BARABBAS
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Theater for the New City, the Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, is pleased to announce the world premiere of Will T.F. Carter's new play Barabbas, directed by Eduardo Machado. (more...)

ZEN A.M. By Natalie Menna Announced At Theatre For The New CityZEN A.M. By Natalie Menna Announced At Theatre For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Since classical times, artists have always had to reconcile the demands of their patrons with their own artistic integrity.  In the 21st century, the patrons' demands can come from both the left and right. 'Zen A.M.,' a new comedy by Natalie Menna, illustrates the conundrum, nesting it in present-day issues of class identification, compassion, cultural identity and creative resistance.  Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of the piece May 31 to June 16, directed by Andrew Block. (more...)

Glorious Ghosts Unite In Barbara Kahn's New Show At Theater For The New CityGlorious Ghosts Unite In Barbara Kahn's New Show At Theater For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2019

A glorious group of ghosts are converging on Theater for the New City - and it has nothing to do with the theater's annual Halloween ball slated for later in the year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside The New Play SHAREHOLDER VALUEPhoto Flash: Inside The New Play SHAREHOLDER VALUE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

Presented by Theater for the New City, SHAREHOLDER VALUE, a new play by Tom Attea, is now in previews and opens officially on March 30th. (more...)

SHAREHOLDER VALUE Begins Previews March 22 At Theater For The New CitySHAREHOLDER VALUE Begins Previews March 22 At Theater For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Theater For the New City's first preview of SHAREHOLDER VALUE by Tom Attea, begins previews Friday, March 22nd. Based loosely on the meltdown at General Electric, the play is about the struggles of the CEO of a troubled conglomerate to deliver what he must every quarter, regardless of the problems the company faces: shareholder value. (more...)

Theater For The New City Rescues Ghosts From Gentrification In WHERE DO ALL THE GHOSTS GO?Theater For The New City Rescues Ghosts From Gentrification In WHERE DO ALL THE GHOSTS GO?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

Where Do All the Ghosts Go? is a dark comedy about the demolition of a historic NYC building and the ghosts of significant people who have made it their post-life home. They must convince a young lesbian couple that ghosts really exist in order to get their help. Written and directed by Barbara Kahn. Set and Lights by Mark Marcante. Prop design by Lytza Colon. Costumes by Everett Clark. Sound by Joy Linsheid. With Chloe Simone Crawford, David Leeper, Christopher Lowe, Sarah Teed, Steph Van Vlack, Ashley Versher, Fleur Voorn. 155 First Ave (9th & 10th Sts). April 11-28 2019. Thus-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm. Res/Info: 212-254-1109 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At SHAREHOLDER VALUE Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look At SHAREHOLDER VALUE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Get a first look at Shareholder Value, a new play by Tom Attea, where stocks plummet and tensions soar. (more...)

SHAREHOLDER VALUE Makes World Premiere with Theater For the New CitySHAREHOLDER VALUE Makes World Premiere with Theater For the New City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Theater For the New City announces the world premiere of SHAREHOLDER VALUE by Tom Attea. Based loosely on the meltdown at General Electric, the play is about the struggles of the CEO of a troubled conglomerate to deliver what he must every quarter, regardless of the problems the company faces: shareholder value. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents BETTY & THE BELRAYSTheater for the New City Presents BETTY & THE BELRAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

'Bring it On' meets 'Dreamgirls' in the girl-group musical, 'Betty and the Belrays' by William Electric Black aka Ian Ellis James, which will be presented by Theater for the New City January 31 to February 17. The piece tells the story of three white female singers from Detroit who struggle to change a racially divided society by singing for a black record label. Book and lyrics are by William Electric Black. Music is by Black, Valerie Ghent (arranger/keyboards for Ashford & Simpson) and Gary Schreiner. Choreography is by Jeremy Lardieri. Director is Mr. Black. (more...)

Theater for the New City presents CATAPULT! by Matthew James FitzgeraldTheater for the New City presents CATAPULT! by Matthew James Fitzgerald
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

A male plumber and a female woodworker take the the art world by storm in 'Catapult!' by Matthew James Fitzgerald, to be presented by Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave.,  February 21 to March 10.  The piece is a subversive commentary on the pretensions and 'artspeak' of the gallery scene. Fitzgerald is an actor, author, union carpenter, furniture designer and sometime history/english teacher. (more...)

In Spring Concert, Boston Gay Men's Chorus To Give Voice To Black Lives Tragically LostIn Spring Concert, Boston Gay Men's Chorus To Give Voice To Black Lives Tragically Lost
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Theater for the New City takes you to the past where theater ghosts enlighten the present in Ghost Light Now & Then, a new play by Barbara Kahn. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents BETTY & THE BELRAYSTheater for the New City Presents BETTY & THE BELRAYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

'Bring it On' meets 'Dreamgirls' in the girl-group musical, 'Betty and the Belrays' by William Electric Black aka Ian Ellis James, which will be presented by Theater for the New City January 31 to February 17. The piece tells the story of three white female singers from Detroit who struggle to change a racially divided society by singing for a black record label. Book and lyrics are by William Electric Black. Music is by Black, Valerie Ghent (arranger/keyboards for Ashford & Simpson) and Gary Schreiner. Choreography is by Jeremy Lardieri. Director is Mr. Black. (more...)

BWW Review: Parental Supervision is Not Optional in Solnik's THE BOHEMIANSBWW Review: Parental Supervision is Not Optional in Solnik's THE BOHEMIANS
by Kristen Morale - Dec 19, 2018

No matter how old we become, our parents are still our parents: from high school to an engagement, to robbing our new apartment, our parents are pillars of love that we never wish to seen torn down. Now, if you're questioning why a couple's parents would collaborate to rob their children's first apartment, you wouldn't be the only ones. There is such an intriguing (and first of its kind that I have seen) backstory as to how four individuals, keen on getting their children out of an unsafe Brooklyn apartment, stage a robbery to expedite the process. (more...)

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