A HARD RAIN Begins Next Month at Theater for the New CityA HARD RAIN Begins Next Month at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

'A Hard Rain' by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper is set in 1969 Greenwich Village in the sweltering few days before the Stonewall riots. A drag queen and former soldier named Ruby, veteran of ten months' fighting in Vietnam, rocks up in Greenwich Village in high heels and a rage. In a Mafia-run bar greased with smart-talking queers, bribe-happy cops and nervous Wall Street high-flyers, she meets a street kid and will change his world, and ours. The piece debuted in February-March, 2014 at Above the Stag Theatre in London. Theater for the New City will present the play's American premiere, directed by Michael Luggio, January 6 to 25, 2015. (more...)

New Musical AN AMERICAN WORKER Begins 12/26 at Theater for the New CityNew Musical AN AMERICAN WORKER Begins 12/26 at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

As American workers continue to be impacted by the dynamics of the global marketplace and downward pressure on their wages, Theater for the New City and its Executive Director Crystal Field will present AN AMERICAN WORKER, a world premiere play and lyrics by Tom Attea with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The musical drama spotlights the harsh realities of the families of steelworkers in a Pennsylvania town where the steel mill, which has been the principal employer for 75 years, announces its impending closure. The production is slated for an off-Broadway run December 26, 2014 - January 18, 2015, with the official opening on January 8, at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue). Mark Marcante will direct the production. Choreography is by Angela Harriell. www.TheaterfortheNewCity.net (more...)

MY WIFE IN A CHADOR Premieres Tonight at TNCMY WIFE IN A CHADOR Premieres Tonight at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Claudio Angelini is the well-known Italian TV news anchor known as the Dan Rather of Italy. He has written a seriocomedy, 'My Wife in a Chador,' in which a Pulitzer Prize nominated author resembling Norman Mailer is recruited to run for Mayor of New York. Coincidentally the author's wife, who is half Arabic, is mugged on the mean streets and is so traumatized by the crime that she decides to return to her Islamic roots and adopt the chador (head covering). The question then becomes: can a man campaigning with an Islamic wife win the mayoralty of our city? When his main opponent is revealed to having been funded by an Emir with terrorist ties, the Mayoral race becomes more than a frolic for the writer -- and the stakes rise considerably higher. Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere tonight, November 6 to 23, directed by Stephan Morrow. (more...)

MY WIFE IN A CHADOR to Premiere at TNC, 11/6-23MY WIFE IN A CHADOR to Premiere at TNC, 11/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Claudio Angelini is the well-known Italian TV news anchor known as the Dan Rather of Italy. He has written a seriocomedy, 'My Wife in a Chador,' in which a Pulitzer Prize nominated author resembling Norman Mailer is recruited to run for Mayor of New York. Coincidentally the author's wife, who is half Arabic, is mugged on the mean streets and is so traumatized by the crime that she decides to return to her Islamic roots and adopt the chador (head covering). The question then becomes: can a man campaigning with an Islamic wife win the mayoralty of our city? When his main opponent is revealed to having been funded by an Emir with terrorist ties, the Mayoral race becomes more than a frolic for the writer -- and the stakes rise considerably higher. Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere November 6 to 23, directed by Stephan Morrow. (more...)

Photo Flash: SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN Begins Tonight at TNCPhoto Flash: SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN Begins Tonight at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Nino, an Italian film maker with a strong resemblance to Federico Fellini, is in an artistic crisis. Every new work is, for him, an artistic crisis. So he goes to bed with a multitude of women, seeking ideas and stimulation, feeding on them both humanly and artistically. Nino is sexually impotent until he gets a good idea, and then he's hellfire. But his sexual partners, all artists in their own right, are not satisfied. Rallied by a wealthy feminist American widow, they decide that to be a muse is to be exploited. So they exact revenge by making a movie of Nino's life and fantasies, Candid Camera-Style. Thus unfolds 'Six Passionate Women' by Mario Fratti, a play inspired by the playwright's personal acquaintance with Fellini, whom he covered closely as a journalist in the late 1950s. It combines a serious disquisition on the creative mind with recurring themes of Fratti's plays: betrayal, jealousy and sexual politics. Theater for the New City will present the piece today, October 9 to 26, directed by Stephan Morrow. Dennis Parlato, as the film maker, heads a cast of eight that is peppered with Broadway vets. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Village Halloween Ball at Theater for the New City Set for Halloween NightVillage Halloween Ball at Theater for the New City Set for Halloween Night
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

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 Friday, 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...)

TNC Stages OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER, Beginning TonightTNC Stages OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. Performances will be staged at the Cino Theatre at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from tonight, September 11-28, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dennis Parlato, Donna Vivino and More in SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN at TNCPhoto Flash: First Look at Dennis Parlato, Donna Vivino and More in SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Nino, an Italian film maker with a strong resemblance to Federico Fellini, is in an artistic crisis. Every new work is, for him, an artistic crisis. So he goes to bed with a multitude of women, seeking ideas and stimulation, feeding on them both humanly and artistically. Nino is sexually impotent until he gets a good idea, and then he's hellfire. But his sexual partners, all artists in their own right, are not satisfied. Rallied by a wealthy feminist American widow, they decide that to be a muse is to be exploited. So they exact revenge by making a movie of Nino's life and fantasies, Candid Camera-Style. Thus unfolds 'Six Passionate Women' by Mario Fratti, a play inspired by the playwright's personal acquaintance with Fellini, whom he covered closely as a journalist in the late 1950s. It combines a serious disquisition on the creative mind with recurring themes of Fratti's plays: betrayal, jealousy and sexual politics. Theater for the New City will present the piece October 9 to 26, directed by Stephan Morrow. Dennis Parlato, as the film maker, heads a cast of eight that is peppered with Broadway vets. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This FallTNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

World Premiere of Eduardo Machado's WORSHIP Opens This Weekend at TNCWorld Premiere of Eduardo Machado's WORSHIP Opens This Weekend at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Theater for the New City, the Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, presents the return of acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado with the world premiere of his new play Worship, directed by Michael Domitrovich. Opening Night is set for Saturday, March 22nd at 8PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets). This limited engagement continues through April 13th. (more...)

TNC to Present World Premiere of Eduardo Machado's WORSHIP, 3/15-4/13TNC to Present World Premiere of Eduardo Machado's WORSHIP, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Theater for the New City, the community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, is pleased to announce the return of acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado with the world premiere of his new play Worship, directed by Michael Domitrovich. Worship will begin previews Today, March 15th at 8 PM, with Opening Night set for Today, March 22nd at 8PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets). This limited engagement continues through April 13th. (more...)

Luba Mason & Karen Kohler to Lead Robert Sickinger's NICHOLAS NICKLEBY at TNC, 4/17-5/5Luba Mason & Karen Kohler to Lead Robert Sickinger's NICHOLAS NICKLEBY at TNC, 4/17-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical based on the classic Charles Dickens novel with book by Robert Sickinger, music and lyrics by Alaric Jans. Performances will be staged Off-Broadway at the Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from April 17-May 5, 2014. (more...)

155 THRU THE ROOF to Play TNC, 4/3-20155 THRU THE ROOF to Play TNC, 4/3-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

'155 Thru the Roof,' a fanciful comedy with music, will be presented by Theater for the New City, April 3 to 20. Written by award-winning playwright Toby Armour, directed by George Ferencz with music by Peter Dizozza, the play follows the epic adventures of Lily Field, director of Theater for the New Syzygy, as she moves through the Fourth Dimension beyond Earth and the Lower East Side. (more...)

TNC to Present World Premiere of Eduardo Machado's WORSHIP, 3/15-4/13TNC to Present World Premiere of Eduardo Machado's WORSHIP, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Theater for the New City, the community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, is pleased to announce the return of acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado with the world premiere of his new play Worship, directed by Michael Domitrovich. Worship will begin previews Saturday, March 15th at 8 PM, with Opening Night set for Saturday, March 22nd at 8PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets). This limited engagement continues through April 13th. (more...)

Andrea J. Fulton's UGLY IS A HARD PILL Premieres at Theater for the New City, Now thru 1/12Andrea J. Fulton's UGLY IS A HARD PILL Premieres at Theater for the New City, Now thru 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

This winter, Andrea J. Fulton's new stage play UGLY IS A HARD PILL will premiere at Theater for the New City (Executive Producer Crystal Field, TNC Artistic Director) from today, December 19 through January 12, 2014. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present ISLAND GIRLS, 1/9-26Theater for the New City to Present ISLAND GIRLS, 1/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Island Girls, written by Barbara Kahn and Noelle LuSane, music by Noelle LuSane, directed by Robert Gonzales Jr. and Barbara Kahn, is set in the Women's Workhouse and Prison on Welfare Island in 1927. Musical direction and choreography by Robert Gonzales Jr. Set and Lighting Design by Mark Marcante. Costume Design by Carla Gant. Featuring Gregory Dann, Pamela Stewart Ehn, Alicia Foxworth, Noelle LuSane, Anna Podolak, Adrienne Powell, Emily Radosevich, Elia Rangel and Steph Van Vlack. January 9 - 26 2014. Thus-Sat @ 8pm, Sun @3pm. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave @ 10th St. NYC. Subway: L to 1st Ave. Bus: M14 or M8 to 1st Ave. Tickets $12. TDF accepted. Group discounts available. Reservations/info: 212-254-1109. www.theaterforthenewcity.net. (more...)

WELCOME HOME SONNY T Opens Tonight at Theater for the New CityWELCOME HOME SONNY T Opens Tonight at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

In a neighborhood torn by gun violence between black and Mexican youth, a prominent black minister, haunted by the ghosts of his struggles as a 60's radical, faces his own impotence to restore order in 'Welcome Home Sonny T,' a new play written and directed by William Electric Black. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the work tonight, December 5 to 22, 2013. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Premiere Robert Homeyer's THREE OF A KIND, WITH TWO WILD CARDS, 11/20-12/1Theater for the New City to Premiere Robert Homeyer's THREE OF A KIND, WITH TWO WILD CARDS, 11/20-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Theater for the New City will present the World Premiere of Robert Homeyer's (Christopher Marlowe's Julius Caesar) Three of a Kind, With Two Wild Cards November 20-December 1 at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between 9th and 10th Street). The production will feature Robert Homeyer, Steph van Vlack, Aristotle Stamat, Oliver Thrun, Matthew Angel, Mark Lang, Kim Vogels, and Lissa Moira*. The creative team will include Set and Lighting Design by Mark Marcante, Costumes and Props by Lytza Colon, Sound Design by Roy Chang, and Choreography by Angela Harriell. The production Stage Manager will be Tashika Futch. *Actor appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Andrea J. Fulton's UGLY IS A HARD PILL to Premiere at Theater for the New City, 12/19-1/12Andrea J. Fulton's UGLY IS A HARD PILL to Premiere at Theater for the New City, 12/19-1/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

This winter, Andrea J. Fulton's new stage play UGLY IS A HARD PILL will premiere at Theater for the New City (Executive Producer Crystal Field, TNC Artistic Director) from 12/19-1/12. Directed by Broadway veteran performer Leslie Dockery (Sophisticated Ladies, The Tap Dance Kid and Eubie!), this dark comedy featuring music and movement is set against the backdrop of heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual relationships in modern urban culture. (more...)

Theater for the New City Premieres Robert Homeyer's THREE OF A KIND, WITH TWO WILD CARDS TonightTheater for the New City Premieres Robert Homeyer's THREE OF A KIND, WITH TWO WILD CARDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Theater for the New City will present the World Premiere of Robert Homeyer's (Christopher Marlowe's Julius Caesar) Three of a Kind, With Two Wild Cards tonight, November 20-December 1 at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between 9th and 10th Street). (more...)

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