BWW Interview: Director Kevin Chesley Discusses THE 39 STEPS at Actors Co-opBWW Interview: Director Kevin Chesley Discusses THE 39 STEPS at Actors Co-op
by Don Grigware - Sep 21, 2017

KEVIN CHESLEY has directed, written and performed sketch comedy for stages like Upright Citizens Brigade (LA and NYC), The iO (Chicago and West), and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. He is a co-founder of TROOP! and The Riot Act, troupes that have performed in venues like The Comedy Central Stage, The HBO Workspace, and The Chicago Improv Festival. For ten years he has directed The Apple Sisters, a staged 1943 radio show that very much helped prepare him to dive into the 1935 world of The 39 Steps. He was also a director for The Hampstead Players Theater Company. A screenwriter, Kevin has written for The Onion, National Lampoon, and MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, as well as screenplays for Warner Brothers, Paramount, Bad Robot, Happy Madison, and 20th Century Fox. He has Executive Produced pilots for both NBC and Cartoon Network. Training: Act One Hollywood, BFA Emerson College. He is currently directing The 39 Steps for Actors Co-op about to open Friday September 22. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Comedian Rachel Bloom Presents SILENT NIGHT Parody, 'LONELY NIGHT'
by Stage Tube - Dec 10, 2013

Check out the parody music video below about what Jewish kids do on Christmas night! (more...)

2009 Innovative Theatre Awards Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

On Monday September 21, 2009, the IT Awards (New York Innovative Theatre Awards), the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, and host Julie Halston, announced the 2009 recipients at the Fifth Annual IT Awards Ceremony at New World Stages. Those unable to attend joined the OOB theatre community's biggest night of the year online, and also followed theatre critic Aaron Riccio's (Theater Talk's New Theater Corps, That Sounds Cool) live-blogging at www.nyitawards.com/live. (more...)

Julie Halston to Host IT Awards at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

Comedic actress Julie Halston hosts the 2009 IT Awards, which honor the best of Off-Off Broadway, tonight at New World Stages at 7:00pm. (more...)

Maxwell, Rogers, Dockery Among 2009 IT Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2009

On July 20, 2009, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, celebrated it?s fifth birthday and announced the 2009 nominees at its annual sold-out event at the Carmine Street Recreation Center located at 25 Carmine Street. (more...)

Lowdermilk & Kerrigan's Wrong Number Comes Up at NYMF, Sept. 19-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2005

Wrong Number, an improv-based musical by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk, will have its premiere at this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival from September 19th through 28th (more...)