The Flea Hosts the World Premiere of THE INVENTION OF TRAGEDYThe Flea Hosts the World Premiere of THE INVENTION OF TRAGEDY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE INVENTION OF TRAGEDY,the centerpiece of MAC WELLMAN: PERFECT CATASTROPHES, a festival of plays by the influential vanguard playwright. Now in previews, performances run through October 14 at The Flea (20 Thomas Street in Tribeca, between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers) with opening set for September 21. (more...)

Seven New Plays Slated To Appear In 16th Annual New Stages Festival At Goodman TheatreSeven New Plays Slated To Appear In 16th Annual New Stages Festival At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

This fall, Goodman Theatre presents its New Stages Festivala?"a free annual celebration and discovery of new plays by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights, now in its 16th year. Audiences experience a first look at seven new worksa?"including two fully staged developmental productions (performed in repertory) Incendiary by Dave Harris and In the Sick Bay of the Santa Maria by Rajiv Joseph. (more...)

The Flea Presents MAC WELLMAN: PERFECT CATASTROPHESThe Flea Presents MAC WELLMAN: PERFECT CATASTROPHES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

The Flea Theater presents Mac Wellman: Perfect Catastrophes, A Festival of Plays featuring full productions of five works by Wellman a?" including the World Premiere of the full-length play The Invention of Tragedy and the premiere of a new one-act titled The Fez. (more...)

Taylor Mac to Embark on US TourTaylor Mac to Embark on US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

Taylor Mac announces U.S. tour dates for two bedazzling, moving, and politically stirring performances. Mac will tour A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged) across the Northeast. (more...)

The Flea Announces 2019/20 Season with Mac Wellman and Taylor MacThe Flea Announces 2019/20 Season with Mac Wellman and Taylor Mac
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

Following on the success of the 201718 SEASON OF WOMXN and 201819 COLOR BRAVE SEASON, The Flea announced today that its 201920 Season will be the SEASON OF ANARCHY: THE RETURN OF THE MACS as they welcome back playwrights, poets and activists Mac Wellman and Taylor Mac. (more...)

Breaking: Tony Awards Announces 2019-2020 Nominating CommitteeBreaking: Tony Awards Announces 2019-2020 Nominating Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today the Nominating Committee for the 2019-2020 Broadway season. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

The Flea Theater Announces New Resident DirectorsThe Flea Theater Announces New Resident Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

The Flea Theater is proud to announce the addition of six new Resident Directors to its intensive practicum for early-career directors. Rebecca Aparicio, Jake Beckhard, Daniella Caggiano, Lauren DeLeon, Will Steinberger, and Raz Golden will join the current group of Resident Directors.  (more...)

Geraldine Inoa's SCRAPS to Make West Coast PremiereGeraldine Inoa's SCRAPS to Make West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

What we always hear: "Black Male Shot by White Police Officer." What we never see - how loved ones struggle to cope in the aftermath.The Matrix Theatre Company presents theWest Coast premiere of a daring new play from a significant emerging voice in theater. Scraps, written by Geraldine Inoa and directed by 2019 Obie Award winner Stevie Walker-Webb, opens at the Matrix Theatre onJuly 6, with previews beginning June 27.  (more...)

La MaMa Presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #154 TAYLOR MACLa MaMa Presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #154 TAYLOR MAC
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

LA MAMA presents, COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #154 TAYLOR MAC celebrating the career and achievements of American actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer and MacArthur Fellow recipient TAYLOR MAC Saturday, June 8 at 3:00pm at The Ellen Stewart Theater (66 East 4th Street), in Manhattan. (more...)

INTAR Theatre And Radio Drama Networkto Present The World Premiere Of THEN THEY FORGOT ABOUT THE RESTINTAR Theatre And Radio Drama Networkto Present The World Premiere Of THEN THEY FORGOT ABOUT THE REST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) and Radio Drama Network (Melina Brown, President) today announced the cast for the World Premiere of Then They Forgot About the Rest, a new play by Georgina Escobar, directed by David Mendizabal. Performances will begin April 13th for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through May 12th. Opening Night is set for April 22nd. (more...)

New York Deaf Theatre Presents EVERY BRILLIANT THINGNew York Deaf Theatre Presents EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

New York Deaf Theatre (NYDT) closes their 39th season with an accessible performance of EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. This production marks James Caverly's directorial debut in New York City. Previews begin Saturday, April 27, and Opening night is on Sunday, April 28 at 7:00pm (more...)

The Flea Revives Controversial SOUTHERN PROMISESThe Flea Revives Controversial SOUTHERN PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Provocateur Thomas Bradshaw revisits his incendiary 2008 play SOUTHERN PROMISES in a new production helmed by The Flea's Artistic Director, Niegel Smith. SOUTHERN PROMISES begins previews Monday, March 11 with opening night slated for Sunday, March 24. (more...)

Ailís Ní Ríain's THE TALLEST MAN IN THE WORLD To Receive NYC Premiere At The TankAilís Ní Ríain's THE TALLEST MAN IN THE WORLD To Receive NYC Premiere At The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the New York Premiere of The Tallest Man in the World by Ailis Ni Riain (Desolate Heaven with Theatre503 in London), directed by Ran Xia (Independent Study at The Tank), at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), March 6-17. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO CATCH CREATION at Goodman TheatreBWW Review: HOW TO CATCH CREATION at Goodman Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Feb 3, 2019

In HOW TO CATCH CREATION, a world premiere at Goodman Theatre, playwright Christina Anderson tackles universal themes: the desire for human connection, the pursuit of creative and intellectual passions, and the longing to leave a meaningful legacy. Niegel Smith directs this intricately crafted tale, which spans five decades and follows six Black American artists whose paths intersect in surprising ways. (more...)

HOW TO CATCH CREATION Opens Tonight At Goodman TheatreHOW TO CATCH CREATION Opens Tonight At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

I'm preparing. I'm expecting. I haven't figured out the path to creation yet. Christina Anderson's bold, imaginative portrait of three artist/intellectual couples exploring personal and professional legacy, How to Catch Creation makes its world premiere at Goodman Theatre. A playwright of note for more than a decade, with previous works at The Public Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre and Playwrights Horizons, Anderson makes her Goodman debut. Niegel Smith, who most recently directed the smash sensation Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) last season at the Goodman, directs Anderson's play, which appeared as a reading in the Goodman's 2017 New Stages Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At HOW TO CATCH CREATION At The Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look At HOW TO CATCH CREATION At The Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

"I'm preparing. I'm expecting. I haven't figured out the path to creation yet." (more...)

Town Stages Announces the Second Annual Sokoloff Arts Creative FellowsTown Stages Announces the Second Annual Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellows
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Town Stages is proud to announce the 2019 slate of recipients of the annual Sokoloff Creative Arts Fellowship: Charlotte Arnoux & Alex Parrish, Nikko Benson, Eamon Boylan, Maximus DeFrancesco, Molly Powers Gallagher, Tess Howsam, Rachel Lin, Anna Lublina, Lacy Marie Meyer, Ben Moniz, Marina Montesanti, Zach Morris, Mark Murray, Tara O'Con, Noah Reece, Tidtaya Sinutoke, Alex Spieth, Jeff Tang, Greg Taubman, The Mother Line Story Project, Will Thomason, Isaac L. Thompson Jr, Rebecca Vineyard, and Emma Rosa Went. (more...)

The Town Hall Presents Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce at The Town Hall on 12/11 at 8pmThe Town Hall Presents Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce at The Town Hall on 12/11 at 8pm
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce, the latest installment of the artist's award-winning A 24-Decade History of Popular Music project, will return to The Town Hall in New York City for another skewering of the sacred and the secular today, December 11th at 8pm. A follow-up to its debut at The Town Hall in December 2017, the show explores Christmas as calamity, upending our yuletide traditions and celebrating the holiday in all of its dysfunction with the families you choose to love. (more...)

Karen Aldridge, Keith Randolph Smith And More Cast In World Premiere Of HOW TO CATCH CREATIONKaren Aldridge, Keith Randolph Smith And More Cast In World Premiere Of HOW TO CATCH CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Goodman Theatre proudly announces its cast for the world premiere of How to Catch Creation by Christina Anderson-"a gifted playwright you want to pay attention to" (Variety). A vivid portrait of three artist/intellectual couples exploring life, children and marriage-coming together and coming apart-How to Catch Creation is directed by Niegel Smith, who most recently directed the smash sensation Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) last season at the Goodman. (more...)

The Town Hall Presents TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCEThe Town Hall Presents TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce, the latest installment of the artist's award-winning A 24-Decade History of Popular Music project, will return to The Town Hall in New York City for another skewering of the sacred and the secular on Tuesday, December 11th at 8pm. A follow-up to its debut at The Town Hall in December 2017, the show explores Christmas as calamity, upending our yuletide traditions and celebrating the holiday in all of its dysfunction with the families you choose to love. (more...)

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