Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Richard Abrons News

 
Richard Abrons Headshot
Phylicia Rashad, Cliff Frazier, Ron Himes and More to be Honored at New Federal Theat Photo Phylicia Rashad, Cliff Frazier, Ron Himes and More to be Honored at New Federal Theatre 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2020

New Federal Theatre will hold a 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration as a virtual event January 17, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The Gala will be accessible from the theater's website, and will honor Cliff Frazier, Ron Himes, S. Epatha Merkerson, Ed Pitt, Phylicia Rashad, Oz Scott, Beth Turner, Glynn Turman and Douglas Turner Ward.  

San Francisco Playhouse Has Announced Casting for the World Premiere of BORN IN EAST  Photo San Francisco Playhouse Has Announced Casting for the World Premiere of BORN IN EAST BERLIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2020

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for the second production of their 2019/2020 Sandbox Series of World Premieres: Born in East Berlin, written by Rogelio Martinez. Margarett Perry will direct the world premiere production, presented at The Creativity Theater.

Chazz Palminteri Honored at Bronx Children's Museum Gala Photo Chazz Palminteri Honored at Bronx Children's Museum Gala
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 11, 2018

"Building Our Future Together" was the focus of Bronx Children's Museum's second Annual Gala at an evening of star-studded excitement for close to 400 eventgoers at the Edison Ballroom in New York City raising $465,000. 

Chazz Palminteri Among Honorees at Bronx Children's Museum Gala Photo Chazz Palminteri Among Honorees at Bronx Children's Museum Gala
by Macon Prickett - May 7, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the Bronx Children's Museum will hold its second Annual Gala, Building Our Future Together, at the Edison Ballroom at 240 West 47th Street in Times Square.

Chazz Palminteri To Be Honored at Bronx Children's Museum 2nd Annual Gala Photo Chazz Palminteri To Be Honored at Bronx Children's Museum 2nd Annual Gala
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 17, 2018

On Tuesday, May 8th, the Bronx Children's Museum will hold its second Annual Gala,¬†Building Our Future Together, at the Edison Ballroom at¬†240 West 47th¬†Street in Times Square.¬† Hundreds of friends and supporters will join Event Co-Chairs¬†Kerry Washington¬†(Actress; Producer; Activist),¬†Richard Abrons¬†(Playwright; Activist), and¬†Rafael Collado¬†(Entrepreneur) to celebrate Gala honorees¬†Sonia Manzano¬†(‚ÄúMaria‚ÄĚ From Sesame Street; Author; Activist),Chazz Palminteri¬†(Actor; Director; Creator Of ‚ÄúA Bronx Tale‚ÄĚ), and¬†Kerry Malawista¬†and¬†Alan Heilbron¬†(Donors of ‚ÄúMuseum On The Go!‚ÄĚ Bus).¬†¬†

Photo Flash: Brian Dykstra's EDUCATION Receives World Premiere at 59E59 Theaters Photo Photo Flash: Brian Dykstra's EDUCATION Receives World Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the world premiere of EDUCATION, written by Brian Dykstra and directed Margarett Perry. Produced by Sanguine Theatre Company, EDUCATION begins performances on Friday, March 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 8. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; Sunday at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.40 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. 

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's EVERY DAY A VISITOR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre presents the second play of its ambitious 44th season, Richard Abrons' Every Day a Visitor, begininng performances today, November 2nd at The Clurman Theater (at Theater Row) and continuing through December 14th. Opening Night is set for Thursday November 14th.

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Begin EVERY DAY A VISITOR Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre announces the cast for the second play of its ambitious 44th season, Richard Abrons' Every Day A Visitor,which will begin performances Saturday November 2nd at The Clurman Theater (at Theater Row) and continuing through December 14th. Opening Night is set for Thursday November 14th.

Bern Cohen, Janet Sarno & More to Lead New Federal Theatre's EVERY DAY A VISITOR; Cast Announced
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 11, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre announces the cast for the second play of its ambitious 44th season, Richard Abrons' Every Day A Visitor,which will begin performances November 2nd at The Clurman Theater (at Theater Row) and continuing through December 14th. Opening Night is set for Thursday November 14th.

New Federal Theatre's 44th Season to Feature Ed Bullin's IN THE WINE TIME & THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 17, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 44th season with 'The Ed Bullins Project' - two revivals from his 'Twentieth Century Cycle of Plays' - In The Wine Time and The Fabulous Miss Marie. Bullins, winner of the prestigious NY Drama Critics' Circle Award and OBIE Award for The Taking of Miss Janie, has greatly influenced American theatre, especially Black theatre. His work, characterized by disdain for ineffective political rhetoric as a substitute for action, most often examines the lives of Black people in the inner city. In 1968, Clive Barnes, writing in the New York Times called Bullins 'a welcome addition to the ranks of New York playwrights.' Four years later, Barnes added 'Bullins writes the way Charlie Parker played: It is all so easy and effortless. It sounds improvised, and yet it doesn't sound improvised, simply because it is the improvisation of formality.' Today, Bullins is regarded as a seminal force in the American theater.

Margarett Perry Joins the Kitchen Theatre Company as Resident Director
by Robert Diamond - Sep 2, 2013

The Kitchen Theatre Company of Ithaca, NY is pleased to announce that Margarett Perry has joined the company as Resident Director beginning with the 2013-14 Season.

New Federal Theatre Announces 2011-12 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

After completing their 40th anniversary year, highlighted by an all-star gala in May, New Federal Theatre will announce its 2011-'12 season.

Rob Ackerman's CALL ME WALDO Previews Off-Broadway 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012

CALL ME WALDO -- a new play by Rob Ackerman (TABLETOP) -- will debut Off-Broadway in a production by The Working Theater with preview performances starting February 14 prior to its official opening night on February 22 at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W. 36 St. in Manhattan), it has been announced by Mark Plesent, Working Theater's Producing Artistic Director.

Rob Ackerman's CALL ME WALDO Opens 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012

The newest play by Rob Ackerman, CALL ME WALDO takes a comic and insightful look at the workplace, upending stereotypes about the working class when an ordinary electrician begins channeling the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Rob Ackerman's CALL ME WALDO Previews Off-Broadway 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012

CALL ME WALDO -- a new play by Rob Ackerman (TABLETOP) -- will debut Off-Broadway in a production by The Working Theater with preview performances starting February 14 prior to its official opening night on February 22 at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W. 36 St. in Manhattan), it has been announced by Mark Plesent, Working Theater's Producing Artistic Director.

Rob Ackerman's CALL ME WALDO Opens 2/22
by Kelsey Denette - Feb 2, 2012

The newest play by Rob Ackerman, CALL ME WALDO takes a comic and insightful look at the workplace, upending stereotypes about the working class when an ordinary electrician begins channeling the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Rob Ackerman's CALL ME WALDO Previews Off-Broadway 2/14
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 24, 2012

CALL ME WALDO -- a new play by Rob Ackerman (TABLETOP) -- will debut Off-Broadway in a production by The Working Theater with preview performances starting February 14 prior to its official opening night on February 22 at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W. 36 St. in Manhattan), it has been announced by Mark Plesent, Working Theater's Producing Artistic Director.

Rob Ackerman's CALL ME WALDO Previews Off-Broadway 2/14
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 12, 2012

CALL ME WALDO -- a new play by Rob Ackerman (TABLETOP) -- will debut Off-Broadway in a production by The Working Theater with preview performances starting February 14 prior to its official opening night on February 22 at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W. 36 St. in Manhattan), it has been announced by Mark Plesent, Working Theater's Producing Artistic Director.

New Federal Theatre Announces 2011-12 Season
by Gabrielle Sierra - Sep 7, 2011

After completing their 40th anniversary year, highlighted by an all-star gala in May, New Federal Theatre will announce its 2011-'12 season.

Jason Robert Brown, Joe Iconis, et al. Join BROADWAY RECYCLED, 4/25
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 21, 2011

AT HAND THEATRE COMPANY's annual Earth Day concert, BROADWAY RECYCLED, will take place this year on Monday, April 25th at 7pm and 9:30pm at Joe's Pub. The concert of songs cut from musicals - songs that shouldn't go to waste - benefits the Broadway Green Alliance and At Hand Theatre Company.

 1