George Bartenieff to Star in ANOTHER LIFE at Theater for the New City, 3/28-4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

George Bartenieff plays an out-sized captain of industry who privatizes and is ultimately undone by state-sponsored torture in 'Another Life,' written and directed by Karen Malpede, a surreal play that is based on real post-9/11 events. The play, written in a fast-paced lyric language, is based on research, interviews, testimonies, the words of torturers and tortured. It has been widely praised by experts in the field of human rights for its inventiveness, power and ability to create empathy. Theater for the New City will present the piece March 28 to April 21, accompanied by 'A Festival of Conscience,' a series of free post-play dialogues and panels with prominent lawyers, writers and activists, and readings of Malpede's play, 'Extreme Whether,' a story of heroic climate scientists facing censorship. (more...)

ANOTHER LIFE at Theater for the New City Reacts to Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

As events unfold in the forcible repression of the hunger strike by 88 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, we are entering the final week of 'Another Life,' written and directed by Karen Malpede, presented by Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. The play protests the Bush era torture program and the indefinite detentions of our post-9/11 world. Its cast and company, shocked by news from Gitmo, will host post-play discussions during the play's final week as community forums for playgoers to exchange thoughts and concerns on the events. (more...)

George Bartenieff Stars in ANOTHER LIFE at Theater for the New City, Now thru 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

George Bartenieff plays an out-sized captain of industry who privatizes and is ultimately undone by state-sponsored torture in 'Another Life,' written and directed by Karen Malpede, a surreal play that is based on real post-9/11 events. The play, written in a fast-paced lyric language, is based on research, interviews, testimonies, the words of torturers and tortured. It has been widely praised by experts in the field of human rights for its inventiveness, power and ability to create empathy. Theater for the New City will present the piece tonight, March 28 to April 21, accompanied by 'A Festival of Conscience,' a series of free post-play dialogues and panels with prominent lawyers, writers and activists, and readings of Malpede's play, 'Extreme Whether,' a story of heroic climate scientists facing censorship. (more...)

George Bartenieff to Star in ANOTHER LIFE at Theater for the New City, 3/28-4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

George Bartenieff plays an out-sized captain of industry who privatizes and is ultimately undone by state-sponsored torture in 'Another Life,' written and directed by Karen Malpede, a surreal play that is based on real post-9/11 events. The play, written in a fast-paced lyric language, is based on research, interviews, testimonies, the words of torturers and tortured. It has been widely praised by experts in the field of human rights for its inventiveness, power and ability to create empathy. Theater for the New City will present the piece March 28 to April 21, accompanied by 'A Festival of Conscience,' a series of free post-play dialogues and panels with prominent lawyers, writers and activists, and readings of Malpede's play, 'Extreme Whether,' a story of heroic climate scientists facing censorship. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Announces STONES IN HIS POCKETS, THE RIOTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2011

The Tricycle Theatre has established a unique reputation for presenting plays that reflect the cultural diversity of its community, in particular by Black, Irish, Jewish, Asian and South African writers, as well as for responding to contemporary issues and events with its ground-breaking 'tribunal plays' and political work. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Announces STONES IN HIS POCKETS, THE RIOTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2011

The Tricycle Theatre has established a unique reputation for presenting plays that reflect the cultural diversity of its community, in particular by Black, Irish, Jewish, Asian and South African writers, as well as for responding to contemporary issues and events with its ground-breaking 'tribunal plays' and political work. (more...)

Photo Flash: Karen Malpede's PROPHECY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2010

The celebrated, award-winning actors Kathleen Chalfant, André De Shields, and George Bartenieff will be joined by Brendan Donaldson and Najla Said ('Palestine') in the U.S. premiere of Karen Malpede's new play PROPHECY, opening on June 4, 2010 at East Fourth Street Theatre (83 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Chalfant, DeShields & More Set for PROPHECY at East Fourth Street Theatre, Opens 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2010

The celebrated, award-winning actors Kathleen Chalfant, André De Shields, and George Bartenieff will be joined by Brendan Donaldson and Najla Said ('Palestine') in the U.S. premiere of Karen Malpede's new play PROPHECY, beginning previews May 27 prior to an official press opening on June 4, 2010 at East Fourth Street Theatre (83 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Peter Francis James Joins Cast of PROPHECY, Previews 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2010

The award-winning actor PETER FRANCIS JAMES ('Stuff Happens') has joined the cast of PROPHECY, Karen Malpede's play which will begin previews Off-Broadway on May 29 prior to an official press opening on June 8 at the East Fourth Street Theatre (83 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Chalfant, DeShields & More Set for PROPHECY at East Fourth Street Theatre, Begins 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2010

The celebrated, award-winning actors Kathleen Chalfant, André De Shields, and George Bartenieff will be joined by Brendan Donaldson and Najla Said ('Palestine') in the U.S. premiere of Karen Malpede's new play PROPHECY, beginning previews May 27 prior to an official press opening on June 4, 2010 at East Fourth Street Theatre (83 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Peter Francis James Joins Cast of PROPHECY, Previews 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2010

The award-winning actor PETER FRANCIS JAMES ('Stuff Happens') has joined the cast of PROPHECY, Karen Malpede's play which will begin previews Off-Broadway on May 29 prior to an official press opening on June 8 at the East Fourth Street Theatre (83 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Chalfant, DeShields & More Set for PROPHECY at East Fourth Street Theatre, Begins 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

The celebrated, award-winning actors Kathleen Chalfant, André De Shields, and George Bartenieff will be joined by Brendan Donaldson and Najla Said ('Palestine') in the U.S. premiere of Karen Malpede's new play PROPHECY, beginning previews May 27 prior to an official press opening on June 4, 2010 at East Fourth Street Theatre (83 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

'Castronauts' Opens Tonight at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2008

CASTRONAUTS, or How I Killed Fidel, a revolutionary new musical by Bobby Houston, Patricio Bisso and Randy Courts, will receive its world premiere as part of this year's 5th annual New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Directed and choreographed by Will Pomerantz, Castronauts runs September 16 through 28 at the Zipper Factory. (more...)

NYMF's 'CASTRONAUTS' Begins Performances Tonight at The Zipper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2008

CASTRONAUTS, or How I Killed Fidel, a revolutionary new musical by Bobby Houston, Patricio Bisso and Randy Courts, will receive its world premiere as part of this year's 5th annual New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Directed and choreographed by Will Pomerantz, Castronauts runs September 16 through 28 at the Zipper Factory. (more...)

Best Plays of '04-'05 Book Includes Mamet, Wilson, Etc.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2006

Plays by Caryl Churchill, Michael Frayn, David Mamet, Donald Margulies, Paula Vogel, August Wilson and other playwrights of note are celebrated in the 86th edition of The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2004-2005, which will be released on July 19th by Limelight Edition (more...)

Best Plays of Theater Yearbook '04-'05 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2005

Ten new works from the Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway 2004-2005 theatre season have been selected for publication in the latest Best Plays Theater Yearbook (more...)