Theater for the New City Presents BETTY & THE BELRAYS Theater 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 Fitzgerald Theater 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 Lost In 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 BELRAYS Theater 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 BOHEMIANS BWW 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...)

THE OPEN GATE Begins Previews At Theater For The New City, Today THE OPEN GATE Begins Previews At Theater For The New City, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) has announced that it will present THE OPEN GATE, a musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Manor, on Sunday October 14th atTheater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). (more...)

Theatre For The New City Announces Annual VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL Theatre For The New City Announces Annual VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 42nd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Monday, October 31 at 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, the event is held annually on the actual night of Halloween and celebrates artistic creation and fertilization. (more...)

Theater for the New City Finds Cast for THE OPEN GATE Theater for the New City Finds Cast for THE OPEN GATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Theater for the New City has announced the cast of THE OPEN GATE, a new musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Manor, which will begin previews on Sunday October 14th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street).  (more...)

THE OPEN GATE Begins Previews At Theater For The New City, 10/11 THE OPEN GATE Begins Previews At Theater For The New City, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) has announced that it will present THE OPEN GATE, a musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Manor, on Sunday October 14th atTheater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). (more...)

Theater for the New City Announces SHAME! OR THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE Theater for the New City Announces SHAME! OR THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 42nd annual tour August 4 with 'SHAME! Or The Doomsday Machine,' a rip-roaring musical in which the Theory of Relativity explains modern politics. Free performances will tour closed-off streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs until September 16. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. (Schedule follows at bottom of this document.) (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT.COMEDY Theater for the New City Presents CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT.COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Cyberbabies: A Musical Dot.Comedy, a world premiere musical with book, music and lyrics by Craig Silver. Lissa Moira directs a cast of 14, including William Broderick, Jef Canter, Selear Duke, Katie Fann, Becca Gottlieb, Jordan Griffey, Zander Kirby, David "Zen" Mansley, Michael Maricondi, Olivia Medley, James Parks, Johnathan Fox Powers, Dani Westhead, and Amanda Yachechak.  Performances will be staged at the Community Space at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from May 31-June 17, 2018.  (more...)

Theater for the New City Announces A PUNK OR A GENTLEMAN Theater for the New City Announces A PUNK OR A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

In her newest play, 'A Punk or a Gentleman,' playwright Andrea J. Fulton explores the complex psyche of a Black, middle-aged Don Juan who loves to captivate women but falls victim to physical abuse by the women he loves. The ten-character drama will be directed by Kymbali Craig for its world premiere, which will be presented by Theater for the New City from May 3 to 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre for the New City's TIME STANDS STILL Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre for the New City's TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018

Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, opened on Thursday night at Theatre for the New City. The Tony Award-nominated play is currently running through March 25. The play is directed by award-winning director, Joan Kane, and produced by Ego Actus and Lung Tree Productions. (more...)

Theater for the New City Premieres VERZET AMSTERDAM [RESISTANCE AMSTERDAM] Theater for the New City Premieres VERZET AMSTERDAM [RESISTANCE AMSTERDAM]
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Verzet Amsterdam [Resistance Amsterdam] dramatizes the true story of artists in World War II occupied Amsterdam who band together to resist fascism and protect Jews from deportation and death. Written by Barbara Kahn. Directed by Robert Gonzales Jr. and Barbara Kahn. Set and light design by Mark Marcante. Costume design by Everett Clark. Sound design by Joy Linscheid. Vintage prop design by Lytza Colon. Featuring Steve Barkman, Benjamin Cardona, Robert Gonzales Jr., Carl Ellis Grant, Jared Johnston, Anya Krawcheck, Christopher Lowe, Paolo Solis, Steph Van Vlack. April 5-22, 2018. Theater for the New City 155 1st Ave (9th & 10th Sts.) (more...)

Photo Flash: Ego Actus And LungTree Productions Present TIME STANDS STILL By Donald Margulies Photo Flash: Ego Actus And LungTree Productions Present TIME STANDS STILL By Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Ego Actus and LungTree Productions present Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies. The Tony Award-nominated play is directed by Ego Actus co-founder, Joan Kane who was named Person of the Year by nytheatre.com in 2011, and was the recipient of the Best Director Award at the Untied Solo Festival in 2016. (more...)

Ego Actus and LungTree Productions present TIME STANDS STILL Ego Actus and LungTree Productions present TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Ego Actus and LungTree Productions present Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies. The Tony Award-nominated play is directed by Ego Actus co-founder, Joan Kane who was named Person of the Year by nytheatre.com in 2011, and was the recipient of the Best Director Award at the Untied Solo Festival in 2016. (more...)

TNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This Winter TNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). (more...)

Theatre for the New City Presents SUBWAY STORY (A SHOOTING) Theatre for the New City Presents SUBWAY STORY (A SHOOTING)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Innumerable American children and teens are exposed to gun violence at home, in school, in their communities and in the media. In 'Subway Story (A Shooting),' playwright/director William Electric Black means to elucidate the pressures that drive the epidemic in young people. The piece is the final installment of his five-play GUNPLAYS Series, which has dramatized the epidemic of gun violence using differing approaches and theatrical styles. Theater for the New City, which has presented the entire series, will mount 'Subway Story (A Shooting),' its final installment, February 22 to March 18 in its Community Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: ONE DROP Brings to Life the Struggles of the Civil War Photo Flash: ONE DROP Brings to Life the Struggles of the Civil War
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

'One Drop,' a family drama with music by Andrea J. Fulton, brings to life the politics of a young mixed-race man's 'passing' for white in post-Civil War Louisiana, illustrating the risks taken by those not afraid to love despite bigotry. The piece, inspired by the playwright's actual family history, tells the story of a family torn apart by racism but ultimately reunited. It debuted in Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival in 2010. TNC will present a revival of the play, directed by Sabura Rashid, from February 1 to 18 in honor of Black History Month. (more...)

AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, A World Premiere Musical, Begins Previews At TNC Tomorrow AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, A World Premiere Musical, Begins Previews At TNC Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER will play a limited 4-week engagement, running Thursday, January 4, 2018 through Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Theater For the New City (155 1st Avenue, between East 9th and East 10th Streets, NYC). The Opening is Sunday, January 14, 2018 (3 PM). (more...)

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