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Vineyard Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season Featuring Lessons In Survival, World Premie Photo Vineyard Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season Featuring Lessons In Survival, World Premieres From Tori Sampson and David Cale, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020

Vineyard Theatre has announced the company's upcoming 2020-2021 Season which includes digital and outdoor productions, as well as the reopening when safe to do so of Vineyard Theatre's home at 108 East 15th Street with the return of the award-winning Dana H. by Lucas Hnath and two world premieres from Tori Sampson and David Cale.

BWW News: Studio Theatre Embarks on Largest Round of Commissioning in Its History, Aw Photo BWW News: Studio Theatre Embarks on Largest Round of Commissioning in Its History, Awarding Grants to Ten Theatre Artists and Supporting Audio Plays for The First Time
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020

Building on over 40 years of producing powerful contemporary theatre, Studio Theatre is pleased to announce its largest class ever of commissioned artists to Studio R&D, its incubator to support the creation of new work. Studio will award grants to 10 artists-playwrights, directors, and multidisciplinary creators-investing in its future while supporting theatre-makers and expanding the idea of what it means to be a generative artist. For the first time, Studio R&D commissions are being awarded to support the creation of audio plays, as Studio explores alternate modes of theatrical storytelling in response to the present moment.

Downtown Legends Comes To Pangea In March Photo Downtown Legends Comes To Pangea In March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

Several Downtown legends are congregating at the alt-cabaret hotspot Pangea in Marcha?? Among the headliners taking risks and breaking ground are Penny Arcade with her new show, a?oeNotes from the Undergrounda?? (March 4 & 18); David Cale, with new show a?oeSandraa?? (March 8), and Charles Busch being himself in a new act (March 26).

Photo Flash: The Drama League Presents APPEARANCES and THE LOVER as Part of Directo Photo Photo Flash: The Drama League Presents APPEARANCES and THE LOVER as Part of DirectorFest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

The Drama League presents DirectorFest,  the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing.  The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an evening of short plays with The Lover  by Harold Pinter, directed by NJ Agwuna,  and Appearances by Tina Howe, directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman.  

The Skivvies and More Are Heading to Joe's Pub in February Photo The Skivvies and More Are Heading to Joe's Pub in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020

February is coming in HOT at Joe's Pub!

DirectorFest Continues With THE LOVER and APPEARANCES At The New Ohio Theatre Photo DirectorFest Continues With THE LOVER and APPEARANCES At The New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) presents the 36th annual Directorfest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. Directorfest began January 10 and concludes on February 4, 2020 at various locations around NYC: The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thomson Avenue), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). For festival details and tickets, visit directorfest.org or call (212) 244-9494 x102. Industry/Theatre Professionals may request tickets by [email protected]

The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST Will Continue with THE SPORTING LIFE OF ICARUS JONES  Photo The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST Will Continue with THE SPORTING LIFE OF ICARUS JONES and THE DROWNING GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) will present the 36th annual *DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing.

Chinaza Uche, Andrew Garman and Layla Khoshnoudi Complete the Cast of Clubbed Thumb's Photo Chinaza Uche, Andrew Garman and Layla Khoshnoudi Complete the Cast of Clubbed Thumb's TUMACHO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director; Quinn Metal Corbin, Advancement Director) announced today complete casting for the return engagement of Ethan Lipton's TUMACHO, directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman.

Alex Boniello, Loren Allred, Molly Pope and More are Heading to Joe's Pub This Winter Photo Alex Boniello, Loren Allred, Molly Pope and More are Heading to Joe's Pub This Winter & Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

This winter and spring, Joe's Pub a?" a program and venue of The Public Theater a?" is honoring new voices in musical theater through a variety of shows. From Broadway performers in concert to new musicals presented in the concert setting, there's something for every fan of musicals happening this season. Audiences are invited to celebrate the art of musical theater in non-conventional yet intimate ways with returning artists and new faces alike at Joe's Pub.

Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of THE SPORTING LIFE OF ICARUS JONES and THE DROWNING GIR Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of THE SPORTING LIFE OF ICARUS JONES and THE DROWNING GIRLS at DirectorFest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

The Drama League presents DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an evening of short plays probing the complexity of relationships with The Sporting Life of Icarus Jones by Marcus Gardley, directed by Chika Ike, and The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic, directed by Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly. The limited engagement begins Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm for three performances through January 25, 2020 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street). Tickets are priced at $45 Premium Seating | $25 General Seating | $20 Drama League/SDC/AEA/DG Members.

Lana Gordon, Angel Reda and More to Star in DirectorFest's HELLO AGAIN Photo Lana Gordon, Angel Reda and More to Star in DirectorFest's HELLO AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019

The Drama League presents DirectorFest,  the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. Launching the 2020 series is the musical Hello Again, with Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, Music Direction by Jesse Kissel, and Directed by 2019 Drama League Leo Shull Musical Directing Fellow Ben Randle.

The Drama League Announces The Acting Company for DirectorFest 2020 Photo The Drama League Announces The Acting Company for DirectorFest 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) announced today the acting company for the 36th annual DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. Directorfest will take place January 10 - February 4, 2020 at various locations around NYC: The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thomson Avenue), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). For festival details and tickets, visit directorfest.org or call (212) 244-9494 x102.

Drama League DirectorFest 2020 Tickets Go On Sale Today Photo Drama League DirectorFest 2020 Tickets Go On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the 36th annual Directorfest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of stage directing. Known for its history as an identifier of the next generation of directing talent, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new play-with-music, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner & 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's 'Mrs. Fletcher').

The Drama League Announces Lineup And Creative Team For DirectorFest 2020 Photo The Drama League Announces Lineup And Creative Team For DirectorFest 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

The Drama League announced today the 2020 line-up of DirectorFest: The 36th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. For its 36th year, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new musical, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner and 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's Mrs. Fletcher).

Dael Orlandersmith Will Celebrate Her 60th Birthday With The Wild Project Photo Dael Orlandersmith Will Celebrate Her 60th Birthday With The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

Dael Orlandersmith celebrates her 60th birthday with a special benefit evening at the Wild Project. The event takes place on Saturday, November 23 at 7 pm at Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets are $60 - $100 (including food and drink) and will benefit the Wild Project's mission and programming. Advance tickets can be purchased online at http://www.thewildproject.com.

BWW Review: Forget Brooklyn. Opera Philadelphia World Premieres Show Only the Dead Kn Photo BWW Review: Forget Brooklyn. Opera Philadelphia World Premieres Show Only the Dead Know Philadelphia
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 24, 2019

Thomas Wolfe--famed for his novels including “Look Homeward, Angel”--is also remembered for the quotable title of one of his short stories: “Only the Dead Know Brooklyn.” Judging my weekend at Opera Philadelphia's O19 opera festival, and its two world premieres, DENIS & KATYA and LET ME DIE, he could have also written “Only the Dead Know Philadelphia” (though it might have missed the priceless Brooklyn accents used in the story by this southern writer).

BWW Review: David Cale's Survival Song, WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME Photo BWW Review: David Cale's Survival Song, WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME
by Michael Dale - Jul 2, 2019

The last time a well-known actor not especially noted for singing graced a major New York stage with a one-person autobiographical musical that focused on personal tragedy, it was Suzanne Somer's unmissably jaw-dropping narcissistic spectacle, THE BLONDE IN THE THUNDERBIRD.  But fear not, playgoers, for while David Cale does provide quite a few original ditties to augment his childhood memoir, WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, his not-quite-Sinatra-level vocals are way more suited for this captivating presentation than a more elegant songbird's trill.

Review Roundup: David Cale's WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME Photo Review Roundup: David Cale's WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME
by Review Roundups - Jun 28, 2019

The New York premiere of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, written and performed by David Cale, with music co-written by Matthew Dean Marsh, and directed by Robert Falls, runs through Sunday, July 14.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public! Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 28, 2019

The New York premiere of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, written and performed by David Cale, with music co-written by Matthew Dean Marsh, and directed by Robert Falls, runs through Sunday, July 14.

Photo Flash: First Look at David Cale in WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME Photo Photo Flash: First Look at David Cale in WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

We've got a first look at the New York premiere of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, written and performed byDavid Cale, with music co-written by Matthew Dean Marsh, and directed by Robert Falls. WE'RE ONLY ALIVE… runs through Sunday, July 14 with an official press opening on Thursday, June 27.

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