Theatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Also opening this weekend are three new one act plays by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Directed by Eduardo Machado Starring Sharon Ullrick, Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Lighting Design: Alexander Bartenieff  Costume Design: Michael Bevins Stage Manager: Fran Acuna-Almiron From two old friends who seem to have fallen for the same man.... again, to a chance meeting on a park bench, to a showdown between two theatrical giants, LIFE MASKS is a collection of one acts celebrating that even though you might now be of a certain age, you still can fight for what you believe (more...)

New Musical THE FOLK SINGER Begins at Theater for the New City Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of THE FOLK SINGER, a new musical about contemporary times, which opens on Sunday, October 9th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). Previews begin tonight, September 29th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE FOLK SINGER at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The cast for the world premiere of THE FOLK SINGER, presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) has been announced. The new musical about contemporary times is set to open Sunday, October 9th, with previews beginning Thursday, September 29th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

New Musical THE FOLK SINGER to Premiere at Theater for the New City This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of THE FOLK SINGER, a new musical about contemporary times, which opens on Sunday October 9th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). (more...)

THE DEATH OF A BLACK MAN (A WALK BY) Set for Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

You can't understand a man, the proverb goes, until you've walked a mile in his shoes. But who, among us, has tasted the paranoia, dread and loss from gun violence that is, shockingly, common to urban high schoolers and their families? 'The Death of a Black Man (A Walk By)' by William Electric Black suggests the experience poetically, using using hip hop verse, chanting, songs and poetry. The audience walks through a variety of uniquely-designed theater spaces and environments suggesting the events before and after a shooting in an urban playground. It's like a day lived with urban gun violence, complete with a candle lit memorial service, police investigations, protests and the actual shootings. This is the third in a series of five plays by William Electric Black, collectively called 'GUNPLAYS,' that address inner city violence and guns. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave (East Village), will present the work June 2 to 19, 2016 directed by the author.  The piece was scheduled for June to support Gun Awareness Month. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present SUDDENLY, A KNOCK AT THE DOOR, Featuring Adapted Works by Israeli Writer Etgar Keret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, a new play based on stories by award winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret written by Robin Goldfin with live music composed by Oren Neiman and performed by Oren Neiman & Gilad Ben-Zvi. David L. Carson* directs a cast of 6, including Jeffrey Swan Jones*,Antonio Minino, Alyssa Simon*, Kenneth Talberth*, Stephen Thornton, and Elanna White. Fourteen performances will be staged from June 2-19, 2016 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets) in New York City's East Village. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR, Featuring Adapted Works by Israeli Writer Etgar Keret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, a new play based on stories by award winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret written by Robin Goldfin with live music composed by Oren Neiman and performed by Oren Neiman & Gilad Ben-Zvi. (more...)

African-American Scientist During Slavery Takes the Stage in YOUNG BENJAMIN BANNEKER: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Alexander Hamilton, meet Benjamin Banneker. (more...)

New Musical SPEAKEASY to Begin Performances in February at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Speakeasy: John and Jane's Adventures in the Wonderland, a fantastical musical of Prohibition-era NYC queer life written and composed by Danny Ashkenasi. (more...)

Matt Morillo's ALLEN WILDER 2.0 to Play Limited Engagement at TNC in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

In 'Allen Wilder 2.0' by Matt Morillo, a director of softcore porn returns from Hollywood to his dead parents' house in Levittown, LI to sort through his belongings and re-examine the shame of his life. Can his ex-babysitter, recently divorced, soothe the wounds of failure he feels?  The 'trap of regrets' in each of these two gets comic treatment in this new play, whose premiere will be presented by Theater for the New City January 7 to 31, 2016, directed by the author. (more...)

New Yiddish Rep to Stage 'GODOT' & LAND OF FIRE at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Two plays about the epic conflict of faith, hope and despair - one existential and one disturbingly real and circumstantial - will be seen in tandem at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, in December. (more...)

Drama, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Set for TNC's Village Halloween Ball Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 38th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball tonight, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. (more...)

WIVES & THE ACADEMY Double-Bill Begins Tonight at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

From tonight, October 8, through October 25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of 'Wives,' newly written by Mario Fratti, in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, 'The Academy.' Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now. The two-part evening is directed by actor/director Stephan Morrow, who plays the instructor of a school for gigolos in 'The Academy.' (more...)

Drama, Costumes, Ballroom Dancing and More Set for TNC's Village Halloween Ball, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 38th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Saturday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season. (more...)

WIVES & THE ACADEMY Double-Bill to Play TNC, 10/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

From October 8 to 25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of 'Wives,' newly written by Mario Fratti, in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, 'The Academy.'  Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now.  The two-part evening is directed by actor/director Stephan Morrow, who plays the instructor of a school for gigolos in 'The Academy.' (more...)

New Musical HEATHER SMILEY FOR PRESIDENT to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Theater for the New City (Executive Director, Crystal Field) presents the world premiere of the musical comedy Heather Smiley for President, which will begin previews on Thursday, October 1st, at the Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street), with an opening set for Sunday, October 11th.    The musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante and choreographed by Angela Harriell. Heather Smiley for President will play a limited engagement through October 25th. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors) and can be purchased online at www.TheaterfortheNewCity.net or http://www.smarttix.com or at the box office and by calling 212-254-1109.   (more...)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical Plays TNC, Now thru 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

'Casterbridge,' based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period. Theater for the New City will present the piece's world premiere run today, June 4 to 19, directed by Willinger. (more...)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical to Play TNC, 6/4-19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

'Casterbridge,' based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period. Theater for the New City will present the piece's world premiere run June 4 to 19, directed by Willinger. (more...)

TRUCE Plays Theater for the New City, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Truce, a futuristic musical for peace running April 9-19 at Theater for the New City, enacts this imagined possibility, inspired by recent collective imaginings of peace as the world celebrated the 100th anniversary of the World War One Christmas Truce of 1914 when soldiers converted the battleground to common ground, exchanging gifts and sharing songs. (more...)

Joe Pantoliano Appears in GREAT KILLS at Theater for the New City, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

'Great Kills' by Tom Diriwachter is a darkly comic tale of a get-rich-quick scheme in Staten Island that goes awry. Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the play's debut run tonight, March 26 to April 12, featuring Joe Pantoliano (who is noted for his starring roles on Broadway, film and TV), Robert Homeyer and Peter Welch. Jonathan Weber directs. (more...)

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