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Padua Playwrights to Livestream BLACKOUTS By Murray Mednick Photo Padua Playwrights to Livestream BLACKOUTS By Murray Mednick
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2020

Padua kicks off the 2020 season with a series of performances in June of Blackouts, written and directed by Murray Mednick. With Blackoutsthe celebrated avant-garde playwright and director brings his poetic gifts to bear on the Covid-19 crisis.

Photo Flash: Padua Playwrights Presents the NYC Premiere MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN Photo Photo Flash: Padua Playwrights Presents the NYC Premiere MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 10, 2019

Two love stories. Two suicides. Padua Playwrights presents the NYC premiere of Mayakovsky and Stalin, written and directed by legendary poet/playwright Murray Mednick (Theatre Genesis) opening at the Cherry Lane Theatre for a four-week run beginning Oct. 17.

Laura Liguori To Star In Two Plays By Murray Mednick Photo Laura Liguori To Star In Two Plays By Murray Mednick
by Julie Musbach - Jul 24, 2019

Acclaimed actress Laura Liguori is slated for lead roles in two upcoming productions, both plays by legendary off-Broadway pioneer Murray Mednick.

Murray Mednick's MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN to Make NYC Premiere Photo Murray Mednick's MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN to Make NYC Premiere
by Julie Musbach - Jul 10, 2019

Legendary poetplaywright and off-off Broadway pioneer Murray Mednick will direct the New York City premiere ofhis newest work, Mayakovsky and Stalin, at the Cherry Lane Theatre for a four-week run beginning Oct. 17.

Two L.A. Theaters To Host 'Mueller Report Read-A-Thons' In July Photo Two L.A. Theaters To Host 'Mueller Report Read-A-Thons' In July
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 26, 2019

Two venerable Los Angeles intimate theaters will each host a Mueller Report Read-A-Thon, offering Angelenos the opportunity to hear the Mueller Report read aloud, in its entirety, on either side of the City. The Fountain Theatre in East Hollywood will host a single, 15-hour event on Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to midnight. The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in West L.A. will hold a separate marathon reading, breaking it up into two 8-hour sessions on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23, each from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to both Read-A-thons is free and open to the public.

GRIMM Star Silas Weir Mitchell Stars in Playwrights' Arena's THE END OF BEAUTY Photo GRIMM Star Silas Weir Mitchell Stars in Playwrights' Arena's THE END OF BEAUTY
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 24, 2019

Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director of Playwrights' Arena - the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights - is announcing the cast for THE END OF BEAUTY by Cory Hinkle, which includes Ruy Iskandar, Silas Weir Mitchell and Tania Verafield.

Photo Flash: First Look at Open Fist Theatre Company's LAST CALL Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Open Fist Theatre Company's LAST CALL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2019

When is it time to give up the keys? Get ready for the laughter-through-tears magic that is Last Call by Anne Kenney. Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of this funny, sad and very human debut play by the Peabody Award-winning writer best known for her work on Switched at Birth, Hellcats, Greek, L.A. Law and, most recently, the first three seasons of Outlander. Open Fist company member Lane Allison directs for a Jan. 18 opening at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Feb. 23. Pay-what-you-want previews begin Jan. 11.

OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist Photo OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

When is it time to give up the keys? Get ready for the laughter-through-tears magic that is Last Call by Anne Kenney.

OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist Photo OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

When is it time to give up the keys? Get ready for the laughter-through-tears magic that is Last Call by Anne Kenney.

OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist Photo OUTLANDER's Anne Kenney Premieres LAST CALL at Open Fist
by Julie Musbach - Dec 19, 2018

When is it time to give up the keys? Get ready for the laughter-through-tears magic that is Last Call by Anne Kenney.

Reed Birney And Annaleigh Ashford Appear On Stage as Part of Urban Stages 30 Year Ret Photo Reed Birney And Annaleigh Ashford Appear On Stage as Part of Urban Stages 30 Year Retrospective
by Julie Musbach - Nov 5, 2018

The Urban Stages' Retrospective (October 11- November 10) will feature ten plays from the past three decades. In addition, there will be a special musical evening celebrating selections from past Urban Stages' musicals on November 5 and two family-friendly shows that have toured schools and libraries via Urban Stages' Outreach.

BWW Review: Murray Mednick Probes History in MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN Photo BWW Review: Murray Mednick Probes History in MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 1, 2018

There are plays that tell a story and there are plays that ponder ideas. Murray Mednick's latest world premiere MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN is the latter, an intellectual dissection of two Russian revolutionaries who were as integral to Eastern European history as beets are to borscht. But in Mednick's drama it is their thoughts that are under the microscope, or what he imagines their thoughts to be, rather than their actions. For, as his Chorus (Max Faugno) reminds us, "We know next to nothing of the past."

Padua Playwrights Presents MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN Photo Padua Playwrights Presents MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

Two love stories. Two suicides. Padua Playwrights presents the world premiere of Mayakovsky and Stalin, written and directed by legendary poet/playwright Murray Mednick (The Gary Plays), opening at the Lounge Theatre on July 21.

SUBURGATORY's Laura Liguori Stars In New Play Photo SUBURGATORY's Laura Liguori Stars In New Play
by Julie Musbach - Jul 10, 2018

Actress Laura Liguori takes on the role of a Russian poet's enigmatic muse in a true life story of 1930s Russia in the play MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN will premiere at 8 p.m. on July 21 at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038. It will run through Aug. 19.

Padua Playwrights Presents MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN Photo Padua Playwrights Presents MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN
by Julie Musbach - Jun 19, 2018

Two love stories. Two suicides. Padua Playwrights presents the world premiere of Mayakovsky and Stalin, written and directed by legendary poet/playwright Murray Mednick (The Gary Plays), opening at the Lounge Theatre on July 21.

Urban Stages To Honor Tony And Grammy Award Winner Jim Dale At 2018 Gala Benefit Photo Urban Stages To Honor Tony And Grammy Award Winner Jim Dale At 2018 Gala Benefit
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2018

Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill will celebrate 'The Magic of Theater by presenting the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary actor Jim Date at their Gala Benefit.   The event will be held at the Boathouse in Central Park at 6:30PM on May 14, 2018. The award will be presented by stage and screen star Simon Jones (Farinelli and the King, The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

Urban Stages to Present The New York Premiere of DOGS OF RWANDA Photo Urban Stages to Present The New York Premiere of DOGS OF RWANDA
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2018

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), will close its 34th season with the New York Premiere of Sean Christopher Lewis's DOGS OF RWANDA, directed by Frances Hill and Peter Napolitano. This limited engagement at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street), begins performances on Friday, March 9, opens on Monday, March 12 and will run through Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Urban Stages To Present The New York Premiere Of The Critically Acclaimed Play DOGS O Photo Urban Stages To Present The New York Premiere Of The Critically Acclaimed Play DOGS OF RWANDA
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2018

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), will close its 34th season with the New York Premiere of Sean Christopher Lewis's DOGS OF RWANDA, directed by Frances Hill and Peter Napolitano. This limited engagement at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street), begins performances on Friday, March 9, opens on Monday, March 12 and will run through Saturday, March 31, 2018. Tickets for are $35 ($25 during previews; $50 on opening and $15 student rush) and may be purchased via OvationTix at www.urbanstages.org or by phone at 1.866.811.4111.

Theatre of NOTE presents 23RD ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD PERFORMANCE MARATHON Photo Theatre of NOTE presents 23RD ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD PERFORMANCE MARATHON
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 8, 2018

Theatre of NOTE is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Hollywood Performance Marathon, on Saturday, January 20 beginning at 3pm and continuing until dawn, at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just North of Sunset) in Hollywood. NOTE's Hollywood Performance Marathon celebrates its twenty-third year with over 50 performers who will donate their time and talent to benefit Theatre of NOTE. This highly anticipated local tradition is an all-day-all-night extravaganza of eclectic performances, including comedy, juggling, poetry, puppets, performance art, dance, music, monologues and much more!

Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Lee Roy Reams and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, Starting  Photo Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Lee Roy Reams and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, Starting Tonight at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Urban Stages presents this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, which begins tonight, December 12, featuring some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

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