Park Avenue Armory Announces Cast Of JUDGMENT DAY Park Avenue Armory Announces Cast Of JUDGMENT DAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

Park Avenue Armory announces today the cast for its December production of Judgment Daya?"the world premiere of Christopher Shinn's new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play. Luke Kirby, best known for his Emmy Award-winning performance of Lenny Bruce on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel , plays the leading role in the production, which is the first ground-up theater production for the Armory. In his return to the Armory after his award-winning production of The Hairy Ape (2017), acclaimed theater director Richard Jones leads the cast of 16, which includes Susannah Perkins (Network; The Wolves), Alyssa Bresnahan (Network; 27 Dresses), Henry Stram (Junk; The Elephant Man), and Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie a?" Tony Award; Desperate Housewives). (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Announces Cast For JUDGMENT DAY Park Avenue Armory Announces Cast For JUDGMENT DAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

Park Avenue Armory today announces the cast for its December production of Judgment Daya?"the world premiere of Christopher Shinn's new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play. (more...)

JUDGMENT DAY Gets World Premiere At Park Avenue Armory JUDGMENT DAY Gets World Premiere At Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

This December, Park Avenue Armory will round out its 2019 season with the world premiere of a new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play Judgment Day, an ambitious work that explores morality, responsibility, and the guilt of a small-town's train stationmaster and his community. The adaptation, commissioned by the Armory and penned by Obie Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Christopher Shinn, is staged by famed British theater director Richard Jones, who returns to the Armory to helm this gripping moral parable following his critically acclaimed, eight-time Drama Deska?"nominated production of The Hairy Ape  at the Armory in 2017. With much of the narrative centered around an ill-fated train depot, Judgment Day and its vast set will take on special resonance in the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Halla?"reminiscent of the great nineteenth century train sheds of Europe, with its vaulted ceiling and raw industrial design. The production runs December 5, 2019 through January 11, 2020. Casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

ANTIGONE Combines Japanese Noh, Shadow Play at Park Avenue Armory ANTIGONE Combines Japanese Noh, Shadow Play at Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

This September, renowned Japanese theater director Satoshi Miyagi brings his intercultural adaptation of Antigone to Park Avenue Armory for its North American premiere in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. (more...)

Heiner Goebbels Returns To Park Avenue Armory With North American Premiere Heiner Goebbels Returns To Park Avenue Armory With North American Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

Transforming Park Avenue Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall into an apocalyptic wasteland, visionary director and composer Heiner Goebbels returns to Park Avenue Armory with the North American premiere of Everything That Happened and Would Happen, marking Goebbels' third collaboration with the institution over the last 10 years. (more...)

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Will Make North American Premiere At Park Avenue Armory THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Will Make North American Premiere At Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

In March 2019, Park Avenue Armory - in collaboration with the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions - will present the North American premiere of The Lehman Trilogy. Told in three parts in a single evening, the production will unfold in the soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall from March 22 through April 20, 2019 in a strictly limited engagement. Directed by Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy weaves through nearly two centuries of Lehman lineage, following the brothers Henry, Emanuel, and Mayer Lehman from their 1844 arrival in New York City to the 2008 collapse of the financial firm bearing their name. Adam Godley, Ben Miles, and Simon Russell Beale play the Lehman brothers, and a cast of characters including their sons and grandsons. As the inaugural production of the 2019 season, The Lehman Trilogy builds on the Armory's history of presenting bold and engaging theater productions that explore the unexpected possibilities of the cross-genre cultural institution. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Announces 2019 Season; JUDGEMENT DAY, US Premiere of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & More Park Avenue Armory Announces 2019 Season; JUDGEMENT DAY, US Premiere of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Park Avenue Armory announced its 2019 season, which includes evocative new visual and performing arts commissions along with a timely and eclectic lineup of multidisciplinary world and North American premiere productions and installations. (more...)

THE HEAD AND THE LOAD By William Kentridge Makes North American Premiere at Park Avenue Armory THE HEAD AND THE LOAD By William Kentridge Makes North American Premiere at Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Combining the political with the poetic, William Kentridge will animate Park Avenue Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall with a grand, multidisciplinary work commemorating the millions of Africans who served in World War I. Co-commissioned by Park Avenue Armory, 14-18 NOW Centenary Commissions, MASS MoCA, and the Ruhrtriennale, with additional support from the Holland Festival, The Head & The Load combines music and movement, sculpture and shadow play to critically examine colonialism and how somber remnants of history continue to color our experiences today. Performed from December 4 to December 15, 2018, The Head & The Load features music by Kentridge's long-time collaborator Philip Miller and co-composer Thuthuka Sibisi and choreography by Gregory Maqoma, performed by an international ensemble cast of singers, dancers, and performers, including the Brooklyn-based orchestra collective The Knights. Kentridge weaves these elements together to conjure a "historical drawing in performance" of immensive proportion and imagination. (more...)

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Will Make its New York Premiere Next Year THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Will Make its New York Premiere Next Year
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2018

According to The New York Times, The Lehman Trilogy, the play about the Lehman brothers, will arrive next year in New York. The show is currently running in the West End at the National Theatre through October 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at INFIDEL at Whitefire Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at INFIDEL at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2018

When an American anthropologist is kidnapped in Baghdad by seemingly ruthless fundamentalists, an exchange of ideas with his captors evolves into a spiritual quest for the meaning of faith. The Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of Infidel by Christopher Vened. The playwright directs for a Sept. 1 opening at the Whitefire Theatre, where performances will continue though Oct. 7. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Stages North American Premiere of New Work by William Kentridge Park Avenue Armory Stages North American Premiere of New Work by William Kentridge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Combining the political with the poetic, William Kentridge will animate Park Avenue Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall with a grand, multidisciplinary work commemorating the millions of Africans who served in World War I. Co-commissioned by Park Avenue Armory, 14-18 NOW Centenary Commissions, MASS MoCA, and the Ruhrtriennale, with additional support from the Holland Festival, The Head & The Load combines music and movement, sculpture and shadow play to critically examine colonialism and how somber remnants of history continue to color our experiences today. (more...)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Brings the North American Premiere of The Six Brandenburg Concertos to Park Avenue Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Brings the North American Premiere of The Six Brandenburg Concertos to Park Avenue Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

This October, internationally acclaimed Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her company Rosas bring the North American premiere of The Six Brandenburg Concertos to the Wade Thompson Drill Hall at Park Avenue Armory. Choreographed by De Keersmaeker, The Six Brandenburg Concertos is an evening-length dance work for 16 Rosas company members that explores the transcendental dimension found in the Brandenburg Concertos, one of J.S. Bach's most iconic masterpieces. In the Armory production, De Keersmaeker and her company are joined by the baroque ensemble B'Rock-making its North American debut-who play the concertos live under the baton of violinist Amandine Beyer. The production marks the continuation of De Keersmaeker's decades-long examination of the relationship between dance and music and her persistent fascination with Bach's work, which first captivated her during her early years of choreographing. The production also builds on the Armory's rich lineage of exploring Bach's enduring legacy. (more...)

World Premiere INFIDEL Offers Terror and Suspense and Hope for Understanding World Premiere INFIDEL Offers Terror and Suspense and Hope for Understanding
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

When an American anthropologist is kidnapped in Baghdad by seemingly ruthless fundamentalists, an exchange of ideas with his captors evolves into a spiritual quest for the meaning of faith. The Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of Infidel by Christopher Vened. The playwright directs for a Sept. 1 opening at the Whitefire Theatre, where performances will continue though Oct. 7. (more...)

Ivo van Hove's THE DAMNED to Make North American Premiere at Park Ave. Armory Ivo van Hove's THE DAMNED to Make North American Premiere at Park Ave. Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

This July, Park Avenue Armory presents the North American premiere of two-time Tony- and Olivier Award-winning stage director Ivo van Hove's The Damned. Starring the venerated French troupe Comedie-Francaise-founded in 1680, it's the oldest national theater company in the world-in their first New York appearance in over a decade, the production will permeate the Armory's historic Wade Thompson Drill Hall with a tale of moral corruption, militaristic machinations, and a satirical celebration of evil. Emblematic of van Hove's artistic aesthetic, The Damned is a theatrical staging of Luchino Visconti's eponymous 1969 screenplay. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Obie Awards! Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 22, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards® last night, May 21 at Terminal 5. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Drama Critics Circle Holds its Awards Ceremony at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Coverage: New York Drama Critics Circle Holds its Awards Ceremony at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2018

The New York Drama Critics' Circle awards were presented at a private cocktail reception last night. Thursday, May 10. The award for best play carries a cash prize of $2,500. The prize is made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. BroadwayWorld attended the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

DOCTOR WHO's Billie Piper to Make North American Debut Reprising Award-Winning Role in YERMA at Park Avenue Armory DOCTOR WHO's Billie Piper to Make North American Debut Reprising Award-Winning Role in YERMA at Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Kicking off the Park Avenue Armory's 2018 Season, director and playwright Simon Stone brings his heart-wrenching, Olivier Award-wining reinterpretation of Federico Garc a Lorca's 1934 play Yerma to the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. The production stars actress Billie Piper who will reprise the role for which she won the 2017 Olivier Award and the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2016. (more...)

Theatre du Soleil's A ROOM IN INDIA Makes North American Debut Tonight at Park Ave Armory Theatre du Soleil's A ROOM IN INDIA Makes North American Debut Tonight at Park Ave Armory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

This month, Th tre du Soleil and its founder, theater icon Ariane Mnouchkine, come to Park Avenue Armory with the North American Premiere of their new work A Room in India (Une chambre en Inde). (more...)

Ivo van Hove's THE DAMNED, Billie Piper in YERMA and More Highlight Park Avenue Armory's 2018 Season Ivo van Hove's THE DAMNED, Billie Piper in YERMA and More Highlight Park Avenue Armory's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Park Avenue Armory announced its 2018 season featuring cross-disciplinary work by some of the most inventive artistic voices working today-from visionary directors making their U.S. debuts, to artists making cutting-edge productions that propel their practice in radical new directions. (more...)

Theatre du Soleil's A ROOM IN INDIA to Make North American Debut at Park Ave Armory Theatre du Soleil's A ROOM IN INDIA to Make North American Debut at Park Ave Armory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

This December, Th tre du Soleil and its founder, theater icon Ariane Mnouchkine, come to Park Avenue Armory with the North American Premiere of their new work A Room in India (Une chambre en Inde). (more...)

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