Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Sinan Zafar News

 
Aleshea Harris, Whitney White and The Movement Theatre Company Announce RESILIENCE Photo Aleshea Harris, Whitney White and The Movement Theatre Company Announce RESILIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020

Aleshea Harris, Whitney White and The Movement Theatre Company have created Resilience- a digital initiative, which consists of an online love letter drive (@loveletterstoblackpeople on Instagram) and a video titled soft light, written by Aleshea Harris, directed by Whitney White and produced by The Movement Theatre Company.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Adds Two Matinees Of NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL Photo Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Adds Two Matinees Of NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Due to popular demand, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has added two matinee performances, October 4 and 11 at 1pm, of Novenas for a Lost Hospital, and released production photography by Julieta Cervantes. Novenas for a Lost Hospital is a communal experience created by playwright Cusi Cram (A Lifetime Burning) and Rattlestick's Artistic Director Daniella Topol (Ironbound) that stars Tony Award-nominated and four-time Obie-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit).

BWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
by Stacy Raphael - Aug 18, 2019

Nearly 60 years after Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF first premiered to rave reviews, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's production, directed by Mike Donahue, breathes new life into the play, playing up the better angels of both George and Martha's natures through sustained, nuanced subtext that is in constant interplay with the nonstop onslaught of verbal ammunition being hurled across the living room late into the night.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Opens 25th Season With Cusi Cram's NOVENAS FOR A LOST Photo Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Opens 25th Season With Cusi Cram's NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced details and complete casting for the world premiere of Novenas for a Lost Hospital, a communal experience created by playwright Cusi Cram (A Lifetime Burning) and Rattlestick's Artistic Director Daniella Topol (Ironbound) and starring Tony Award-nominated and four-time Obie-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit). Novenas for a Lost Hospital sets out to remember and celebrate St. Vincent's Hospital, the 161-year-old Catholic institution that treated victims of calamities from the sinking of the Titanic to September 11th. Guided by Saint Elizabeth Seton (Chalfant) and inspired by the caretakers and patients of St. Vincent's Hospital, this unique event takes a 60-person audience on an uplifting journey from an enclosed West Village garden to Rattlestick's intimate theater to the NYC AIDS Memorial Park. Novenas for a Lost Hospital runs September 5a?"October 13, 2019, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place) with an opening night of September 19. Tickets are on sale now at rattlestick.org.

Project Springboard Announces 2019 Residencies, A NATION GROOVES: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY  Photo Project Springboard Announces 2019 Residencies, A NATION GROOVES: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HIP-HOP And THE QUIET WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Mara Isaacs, Director of Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals, today announced the recipients of the third annual residency awards: A Nation Grooves: A People's History of Hip-Hop, led by Kambi Gathesha (creator, director, choreographer), and Sinan Zafar (sound design, sonic dramaturgy); and The Quiet World, led by Charles Sutton (director, choreographer), Will Van Dyke (composer), and Matthew Greene (book). Both projects will be in residence June 10-28, 2019 in New York City.

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces Casts of SLOW FOOD and PRIVATE LIVES; Peri Gilpin,  Photo Dorset Theatre Festival Announces Casts of SLOW FOOD and PRIVATE LIVES; Peri Gilpin, Dan Butler & More
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Dorset Theatre Festival will open the 42nd Season on June 20 with a revival of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES directed by Evan Yionoulis. Casting has also been announced for Wendy MacLeod's SLOW FOOD, the Festival's season closer. Peri Gilpin and Dan Butler, who played Roz Doyle and Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe on the NBC sitcom "Frasier," will star alongside Broadway veteran Greg Stuhr in this new comedy directed by Jackson Gay.

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Extends at TheatreSquared Photo THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Extends at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

Elvis has left the building-or has she?  

The Wolves Begins at TheatreSquared Photo The Wolves Begins at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

A 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sarah Delappe's critically acclaimed new play, The Wolves, takes the stage February 27 in Northwest Arkansas. A "smart, hilarious, delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer" (The Village Voice), The Wolves is "an incandescent portrait" of nine American teens (NY Times-Critics' Pick). Performances are scheduled February 27-March 2, and tickets are on sale now from $17-$48 at (479) 443-5600 or theatre2.org.

INTELLIGENCE Begins Previews January 12 At At Next Door At NYTW Photo INTELLIGENCE Begins Previews January 12 At At Next Door At NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Lucy Jackson in association with Dutch Kills Theater Company will present the World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE by John Golden Playwriting Award winner Helen Banner. Directed by 2017 Lucille Lortel Award winner Jess Chayes (Home/Sick, Half Moon Bay), previews begin January 12 at Next Door at NYTW. Opening is slated for Today, January 17.

Breaking: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Play Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater Photo Breaking: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Play Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Clubbed Thumb, True Love, and New York Theatre Workshop production of What the Constitution Means to Me will come to Broadway this spring for a 12-week limited engagement, beginning performances at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY) on March 14, 2019, with opening night scheduled for March 31. Heidi Schreck's timely and galvanizing play, directed by Oliver Butler, became a sensation off-Broadway this fall, where it extended twice at NYTW before transferring to the Greenwich House Theater. What the Constitution Means to Me will be produced on Broadway by Diana DiMenna, Aaron Glick, and Matt Ross.

INTELLIGENCE Begins Previews Today At At Next Door At NYTW Photo INTELLIGENCE Begins Previews Today At At Next Door At NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2019

Lucy Jackson in association with Dutch Kills Theater Company will present the World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE by John Golden Playwriting Award winner Helen Banner. Directed by 2017 Lucille Lortel Award winner Jess Chayes (Home/Sick, Half Moon Bay), previews begin January 12 at Next Door at NYTW. Opening is slated for Thursday, January 17.

INTELLIGENCE Begins Previews January 12 At At Next Door At NYTW Photo INTELLIGENCE Begins Previews January 12 At At Next Door At NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Lucy Jackson in association with Dutch Kills Theater Company will present the World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE by John Golden Playwriting Award winner Helen Banner. Directed by 2017 Lucille Lortel Award winner Jess Chayes (Home/Sick, Half Moon Bay), previews begin January 12 at Next Door at NYTW. Opening is slated for Thursday, January 17.

Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Transfer To The Greenwich Hous Photo Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Transfer To The Greenwich House Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) will transfer Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me to the Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street) at the end of this month, extending its limited run to the end of the year. This immediate transfer, unprecedented in NYTW's history, is in response to the enormous and overwhelming response to Heidi Schreck's timely and powerful creation. Performed by two-time Obie Award winner Schreck (Grand Concourse, "I Love Dick") and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me began previews on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, and opened Sunday, September 30 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street).

Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Transfer To The Greenwich Hous Photo Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Transfer To The Greenwich House Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) will transfer Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me to the Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street) at the end of this month, extending its limited run to the end of the year. This immediate transfer, unprecedented in NYTW's history, is in response to the enormous and overwhelming response to Heidi Schreck's timely and powerful creation. Performed by two-time Obie Award winner Schreck (Grand Concourse, "I Love Dick") and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me began previews on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, and opened Sunday, September 30 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street).

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Adds Final Extension Through November 4th Photo WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Adds Final Extension Through November 4th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today a final extension for What the Constitution Means to Me by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of NYTW's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of NYTW's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by Linda Lenzi - Oct 2, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents What the Constitution Means to Me by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years). Originally scheduled to play its final performance on October 21, 2018, What the Constitution Means to Me will now play additional performances through Sunday, October 28, 2018. What the Constitution Means to Me began previews on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, and just opened on September 30 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003).

Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Extends Through October 28 Photo Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Extends Through October 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today an extension for What the Constitution Means to Me by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years).

Heidi Schreck, Mike Iveson, and More Lead WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Photo Heidi Schreck, Mike Iveson, and More Lead WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop announces the full cast and creative team for What the Constitution Means to Me by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck

World Premiere of THE CHAMPION Starts 10/11 at TheatreSquared Photo World Premiere of THE CHAMPION Starts 10/11 at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

On October 11, a world premiere drama based on untold true events in the life of Nina Simone will begin performances at TheatreSquared. Written by Brooklyn-based playwright Amy Evans, whose extensive one-on-one interviews with Simone's former bandmates supplied the storyline and inspiration for the play, The Champion is the story of one high-stakes night in a small-town diner in North Carolina. Al Schackman, Simone's bandleader and 40-year collaborator, will attend the official opening night performance on October 13 and join in on guitar for an intimate concert post-show performance with the actor Joy Jones, who portrays Simone. Six weekly performances are scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, October 11-November 5, with single tickets now on sale at theatre2.org or (479) 443-5600. Season packages are also on sale, with five-play packages ranging from $79-194.

Photo Flash: The Movement Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Weekend of AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Movement Theatre Company, a Harlem-based nonprofit committed to showcasing emerging artists of color, opened their production of And She Would Stand Like This by Harrison David Rivers, directed by David Mendizabal, choreographed by Kia LaBeija on July 23rd. The show continues its run until August 6, 2017 at the new A.R.T./NY Theatres in the Mezzanine Theatre, located at 502 West 53rd Street and 10th Avenue.

 1