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Soho Rep Announces 2018-19 Season Photo Soho Rep Announces 2018-19 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2018

Soho Rep. announces its 2018-2019 season, with two world premieres that demonstrate the small but flexible space's 'indispensible' (New York Magazine) presence as 'a 70-seat house filled with big ideas' (Hilton Als, The New Yorker). Through singular and irreverent stylistic approaches, Kate Tarker's Thunderbodies,directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (October 16-November 18, 2018), and Christopher Chen's Passage, directed by Saheem Ali (April 23-May 26, 2019),interrogate the staggering ramifications of U.S and global imperialism.

Prelude Festival Announces Full Lineup Photo Prelude Festival Announces Full Lineup
by Julie Musbach - Sep 11, 2018

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 4, 5, and 6 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, The City University of New York, curated by Andrew Kircher in collaboration with Frank Hentschker.

Berkeley Rep Announces Final Casting for FAIRVIEW Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Final Casting for FAIRVIEW
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 31, 2018

Final casting for Berkeley Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of Fairview was announced today. Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed bySarah Benson, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, the world premiere production comes straight to Berkeley Rep from a critically acclaimed New York run. Previews begin on Thursday, October 4 with regular run of the show opening on Thursday, October 11 and continuing through Sunday, November 4. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents PRELUDE 2018 Photo Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents PRELUDE 2018
by Julie Musbach - Jul 19, 2018

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents the annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 4, 5, and 6 at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). 

Soho Rep. Adds Second Extension to Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW Photo Soho Rep. Adds Second Extension to Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW
by Julie Musbach - Jul 6, 2018

In response to overwhelming demand, Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) extends the world premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, directed by Sarah Benson, a second time, through August 12. Beginning July 10, OBIE-winning performer and Elevator Repair Service company member April Matthis (Everyone's Fine with Virginia Woolf, Iowa at Playwrights Horizons) will replace Roslyn Ruff. Performances in this second extension, July 24 - August 12, are made possible by a generous grant from the Ford Foundation.

Soho Rep. Extends Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW Photo Soho Rep. Extends Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2018

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) extends the world premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, directed by Sarah Benson, through July 22. In Fairview, the Frasier family (MaYaa Boateng, Charles Browning, Roslyn Ruff, and Heather Alicia Simms) is gearing up for Grandma's birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. But the silverware's wrong, the radio's on the fritz, her sister Jasmine is drinking, her husband Dayton isn't helping, her daughter Keisha is a typical teenager, and her brother Tyrone might not show up at all!

Charles Browning Replaces Lance Coadie Williams In World Premiere Of Jackie Sibblies  Photo Charles Browning Replaces Lance Coadie Williams In World Premiere Of Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW At Soho Rep
by A.A. Cristi - May 29, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) today announced that actor Charles Browning will take over for Lance Coadie Williams in the world premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, which Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson directs, and which the downtown Manhattan theater presents in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Williams is unable to continue.The production now runs at Soho Rep. June 2 - July 8, with opening now set for Sunday, June 17. 

Ars Nova Announces 2018-2019 Season Including Opening of Ars Nova at Greenwich House Photo Ars Nova Announces 2018-2019 Season Including Opening of Ars Nova at Greenwich House
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2018

Ars Nova, 'one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies' (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is pleased to announce programming for its 2018-2019 season, which marks a rich expansion of the non-profit's unique role as both an exciting hub for new talent and a hands-on producer of genre-bending Off-Broadway productions.

The Center For Ballet And The Arts At NYU Announces 2018-19 Fellows Photo The Center For Ballet And The Arts At NYU Announces 2018-19 Fellows
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2018

The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University (CBA), the first international institute devoted to the creation and academic study of ballet, today announced the 27 artists and scholars who will serve as CBA Fellows in the 2018-19 academic year. The group - which represents The Center's largest and most far-reaching cohort yet - features distinguished individuals in a range of disciplines, including scholar Cecile Feza Bushidi, lighting designer Brandon Stirling Baker, choreographer Chase Brock, choreographer, filmmaker, and dancer Pontus Lidberg, and scholar Janice Ross, among others.

Ars Nova Announces Line-Up for 11th Annual ANT Fest Photo Ars Nova Announces Line-Up for 11th Annual ANT Fest
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2018

Ars Nova is pleased to announce the line-up for its 11th Annual ANT Fest (June 4-28), four non-stop, throw-down weeks of live entertainment mayhem, featuring fresh material from the next wave of dynamic, indie-theater makers. Tickets go on sale today for this festival of new indie theater/music/comedy featuring all new talent, all the time.

Soho Rep. Presents Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW Photo Soho Rep. Presents Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director), in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, May 29 - July 1. Following her "inventive," "pulse-pounding" We Are Proud to Present…(The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine Critics' Picks), Sibblies Drury returns to Soho Rep. with Fairview, a play that shows us that nothing's funnier than "family drama."

Marin Ireland, Jennifer Ehle, Lucas Hnath And More to Appear at Soho Rep. Gala Photo Marin Ireland, Jennifer Ehle, Lucas Hnath And More to Appear at Soho Rep. Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2018

Soho Rep.'s 2018 Spring Fete, emceed by Ghanaian-American writer and actor Jocelyn Bioh, and hosted by actress Jennifer Ehle (Pride & Prejudice) will honor philanthropists Janice Lee and Stuart Shapiro, Monday, April 16 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers (Pier 61, Chelsea Piers) in Manhattan.

The Kitchen Presents SASQUATCH RITUALS Photo The Kitchen Presents SASQUATCH RITUALS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2018

The Kitchen presents Sasquatch Rituals, a cycle of performance ritual installations initiated by Sibyl Kempson and her 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co., tracking and responding to her consuming experiences as an investigator for the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (April 24-28).

Berkeley Rep Announces 2018-19 Season Photo Berkeley Rep Announces 2018-19 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a compelling slate of productions for its 2018-19 subscription season. Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone revealed six of the seven shows that will comprise his final season at the Theatre.

Eliza Bent's ALOHA, ALOHA, OR WHEN I WAS QUEEN Comes to Abrons Arts Center Photo Eliza Bent's ALOHA, ALOHA, OR WHEN I WAS QUEEN Comes to Abrons Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2018

Abrons Arts Center is pleased to present the world premiere of Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was a Queen (April 4-21), a solo play written and performed by Eliza Bent and directed by Knud Adams. In 1996, a young Eliza Bent, along with a friend, created, directed and starred in an amateur historical film for a school project. In it, Bent portrayed Hawaii's last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani. 22 years later, Bent uses her home movie as a jumping off point to lead audiences on a journey that grapples with personal history, legacy, and cultural appropriation. In the tradition of Spalding Gray, Fran Lebowitz, and David Sedaris, Bent's humorous cringe-inducing stories chart a young Bostonian's education in race and appropriation.

Signature Theatre Announces Casting for PARADISE BLUE Photo Signature Theatre Announces Casting for PARADISE BLUE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; James Houghton, Founder) New York City premiere production of Paradise Blue, by Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau (Skeleton Crew, Pipeline) and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Jitney). Paradise Blue is the first play of Morisseau's Signature Residency, which will include three productions over the course of five years.

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Gala Celebrates Edward Albee and Michael Rauch Photo Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Gala Celebrates Edward Albee and Michael Rauch
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 13, 2018

Just last night, the Signature Theatre held its Annual Gala at The Pershing Square Signature Center (located at 480 West 42nd Street between 9th & 10th Avenues). The event celebrated the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee and honored the passionate and visionary leadership of former President of the Signature Board of Trustees, Michael Rauch. 

Clubbed Thumb Announces Full Line-Up for 2018 SUMMERWORKS Festival Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Full Line-Up for 2018 SUMMERWORKS Festival
by Julie Musbach - Mar 5, 2018

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director) is proud to announce the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. Now in its 23rd season, SUMMERWORKS will run May 19 through June 30 at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan, and will feature productions of three new plays: TIN CAT SHOES by Trish Harnetiaux and directed by Knud Adams; WILDER GONE by Angela Hanks; and PLANO by Will Arbery and directed by Taylor Reynolds.

Soho Rep Adds Second Extension For IS GOD IS, Now Through 3/31 Photo Soho Rep Adds Second Extension For IS GOD IS, Now Through 3/31
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director), has extended the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar, a second time, through March 31.

Abrons Arts Center presents Eliza Bent's ALOHA, ALOHA, OR WHEN I WAS QUEEN Photo Abrons Arts Center presents Eliza Bent's ALOHA, ALOHA, OR WHEN I WAS QUEEN
by Julie Musbach - Feb 9, 2018

Abrons Arts Center is pleased to present the world premiere of Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was a Queen (April 4-21), a solo play written and performed by Eliza Bent and directed by Knud Adams. In 1996, a young Eliza Bent, along with a friend, created, directed and starred in an amateur historical film for a school project. In it, Bent portrayed Hawaii's last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani. 22 years later, Bent uses her home movie as a jumping off point to lead audiences on a journey that grapples with personal history, legacy, and cultural appropriation. In the tradition of Spaulding Gray, Fran Leibowitz, and David Sedaris, Bent's humorous cringe-inducing stories chart a young Bostonian's education in race and appropriation.

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