Ridiculous Theatrical Company News

 
TEVYE SERVED RAW Returns to The PlayroomTEVYE SERVED RAW Returns to The Playroom
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Sholem Aleichem's Tevye stories formed the basis of Fiddler on the Roof. TEVYE SERVED RAW presents this material 'raw,' i.e., as it was created in Europe, before being Americanized for Broadway. (more...)

Axis' Beloved Holiday Show For Families, SEVEN IN ONE BLOW (OR THE BRAVE LITTLE KID)Axis' Beloved Holiday Show For Families, SEVEN IN ONE BLOW (OR THE BRAVE LITTLE KID)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

"What could be better than a play that asks you to shout? Well, one that asks you to sing. All this fun is part of an updated version of "The Brave Little Tailor"...My son also thought of another reason that Seven in One Blow is the greatest play ever: the actors pass out candy at the end."-The New York Times (more...)

Axis Company Announces Stage Adaptation of HIGH NOONAxis Company Announces Stage Adaptation of HIGH NOON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Axis Company today announces the remount of High Noon, their adaptation of the screenplay for the 1952 Western film, devised by an ensemble led by Artistic Director Randy Sharp. The play returns October 3-27, following an acclaimed first run in January of this year. (more...)

Hell In A Handbag Announces Casting For THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLEHell In A Handbag Announces Casting For THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mallory Catlett's Award-Winning THIS WAS THE END Returns to the Mabou Mines TheaterPhoto Flash: Mallory Catlett's Award-Winning THIS WAS THE END Returns to the Mabou Mines Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Since 2004, director Mallory Catlett has worked across disciplines to expand the boundaries of theater. Through original works with her own company, Restless NYC, and collaborations with some of today's leading artists-composer Mika Karlsson (The Echo Drift), Dread Scott (Decision), Aaron Landsman (City Council Meeting & Perfect City)-Catlett creates theater that The New York Times calls "lurid, feverish and powerful." She has been called a "downtown treasure" by Time Out New York. (more...)

BWW Review: BERLIN? WE! LOVE! YOU! at Theater im Keller (The Basement Theater) - The Little Theater That Could!BWW Review: BERLIN? WE! LOVE! YOU! at Theater im Keller (The Basement Theater) - The Little Theater That Could!
by Mark Janicello - Mar 18, 2018

If you want 'bang' for your entertainment buck, make a beeline to the Theater im Keller's Website and try to secure a ticket to BERLIN? WE! LOVE! YOU! As the show only performs on weekends and seating is very limited, I would advise you to plan ahead and take any ticket you can get, but get into that theater and watch these talented comedic actors strut their collective stuff. (more...)

La Mama Presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES- MARIO MONTEZLa Mama Presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES- MARIO MONTEZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

LA MAMA presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #146 "MARIO MONTEZ" -- Saturday March 24, at 3:00pm - 5:00pm?-- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). Moderated by CONRAD VENTUR, Panelists include Brian Belovitch, Bibbe Hansen, Joe E. Jeffreys, Tom Kalin, Agosto Machado, and Lola Pashalinski. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Veteran Broadway actor, Richard Waits, is bringing Jon-Marc McDonald's anticipated play, Relatively Conscious, to the stage in February at the New York Theater Festival. The play, which centers around the murder of James Byrd Jr in 1998, will run February 6, 7, and 10th at the Hudson Guild Theater in New York City.   (more...)

Axis Adapts HIGH NOON for the StageAxis Adapts HIGH NOON for the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Axis Company presents High Noon, an adaptation of the screenplay for the 1952 Western film, devised by an ensemble led by Artistic Director Randy Sharp. In Axis' High Noon, the Wild West is not the place of heroes and rollicking adventure, but a landscape of overbearing nothingness where humans, and their troubled moral compasses, are cast in glaring light. As a town awaits the alleged return, and potential revenge streak, of a released murderer on an incoming train, their just-married, retiring marshal decides to try to rally a crowd to fight him. (more...)

RELATIVELY CONSCIOUS Comes to New York Theater FestivalRELATIVELY CONSCIOUS Comes to New York Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2018

Veteran Broadway actor, Richard Waits, is bringing Jon-Marc McDonald's anticipated play, Relatively Conscious, to the stage in February at the New York Theater Festival. The play, which centers around the murder of James Byrd Jr in 1998, will run February 6, 7, and 10th at the HudsonGuild Theater in New York City. (more...)

Family Show 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW' Comes to Axis Theatre Company TonightFamily Show 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW' Comes to Axis Theatre Company Tonight
by BroadwayWorld JR - Dec 1, 2017

This month, on the heels of Edgar Oliver's acclaimed, sold-out New York Trilogy, Axis Theatre Company presents the 16th annual production of its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid. (more...)

BWW Review:  Everett Quinton is a Master of The Ridiculous in Charles Ludlam's CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE or WHEN QUEENS COLLIDEBWW Review: Everett Quinton is a Master of The Ridiculous in Charles Ludlam's CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE or WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE
by Michael Dale - Nov 12, 2017

To watch New York stage treasure Everett Quinton engaged in his classic brand of silliness - or, to be more accurate, ridiculousness - is just as fulfilling a cultural experience as watching a great tragedian immersed in a dramatic Shakespearean role. (more...)

Family Show 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW' Coming to Axis Theatre Company This DecemberFamily Show 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW' Coming to Axis Theatre Company This December
by BroadwayWorld JR - Nov 8, 2017

This December, on the heels of Edgar Oliver's acclaimed, sold-out New York Trilogy, Axis Theatre Company will present the 16th annual production of its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid. (more...)

Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy Returns to Axis Theatre TonightEdgar Oliver's New York Trilogy Returns to Axis Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Axis Theatre served as the incubator and theatrical home for East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (2009), In the Park (2014), and Attorney Street (2016), the three poignantly peculiar solo plays that make up New York's monologizing cult sensation Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy. (more...)

Cast Complete for Charles Ludlam's CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE OR WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE at La MaMaCast Complete for Charles Ludlam's CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE OR WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE OR WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE which marked the birth of the The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, co-founded by the late groundbreaking playwright and performer Charles Ludlam in 1967 will return on the occasion of the play and the company's 50th anniversary with a production, starring and directed by Everett Quinton, a long-standing member of RTC who assumed leadership as Artistic Director when Mr. Ludlam died 30 years ago, in 1987. (more...)

NewYorkRep Joins Producing Team for HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY Off-BroadwayNewYorkRep Joins Producing Team for HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Lead producer Joshua Goodman (Come From Away) has announced that NewYorkRep has joined Louise Beard and Gene Fisch, Jr. on the producing team for HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY. (more...)

Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy to Return to Axis Theatre This FallEdgar Oliver's New York Trilogy to Return to Axis Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Axis Theatre served as the incubator and theatrical home for East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (2009), In the Park (2014), and Attorney Street (2016), the three poignantly peculiar solo plays that make up New York's monologizing cult sensation Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy. (more...)

HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY to Land Off-Broadway This FallHOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY to Land Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Producer Joshua Goodman is tickled pink to announce the return of HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY, conceived by Howard Crabtree and Mark Waldrop, book and lyrics by Mark Waldrop, music by Dick Gallagher, directed by Mark Waldrop, choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn) and costumes by legendary nine-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Mackie ('The Carol Burnett Show'). (more...)

Belarus Free Theatre Featuring Pussy Riot, Charles Ludlam Festival and More Slated for La MaMa's 56th SeasonBelarus Free Theatre Featuring Pussy Riot, Charles Ludlam Festival and More Slated for La MaMa's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Over 50 productions of local and international artists will visit the stages of La MaMa during the 2017-2018 season. La MaMa's 56th season highlights artists of different generations, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, who question social mores and confront stereotypes, corruption, bigotry, racism, and xenophobia in their work. (more...)

South African HAMLET, Drum-Fueled 'TEN BLOCKS' and More Set for 2017 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater FestivalSouth African HAMLET, Drum-Fueled 'TEN BLOCKS' and More Set for 2017 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A South African Hamlet performed in a shallow tank of water at Fisherman's Wharf. A drum-fueled, outdoor production of Ten Blocks on the Camino Real imported from Ghana. Pericles staged on board the 66-foot Rose Dorothea fishing schooner.  (more...)

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