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BWW Review: SEPARATE AND EQUAL at 59E59 Theaters is a Stunning and Unique Portrayal of Racial PrejudiceBWW Review: SEPARATE AND EQUAL at 59E59 Theaters is a Stunning and Unique Portrayal of Racial Prejudice
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 12, 2018

The New York City premiere of 'Separate and Equal,' written and directed by Seth Panitch, is now enthralling its audiences at 59E59 Theaters. The show is a stunning portrayal of race relations told through a combination of storytelling, basketball play, and contemporary dance performed to an original jazz soundtrack. (more...)

SEPARATE AND EQUAL, Inspired By The Oral History Project At The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, Makes NYC Premiere At 59E59 TheatersSEPARATE AND EQUAL, Inspired By The Oral History Project At The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, Makes NYC Premiere At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) presents the NYC premiere of SEPARATE AND EQUAL, written and directed by Seth Panitch. Produced by the University of Alabama in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum and Birmingham Metro NAACP, SEPARATE AND EQUAL begins performances on Wednesday, September 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 30. Press Opening is Sunday, September 9 at 2:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Saturday at 7:15 PM; and Sunday at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Chill Out With Some Hot Summer Shows with 59E59's Summer SeasonChill Out With Some Hot Summer Shows with 59E59's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to announce the lineup of shows for the 2018 Summer Season at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). (more...)

Reading of HOME IS A VERB to Featuring Victor Almanzar, Maurice McRae, and MoreReading of HOME IS A VERB to Featuring Victor Almanzar, Maurice McRae, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA) will present a reading of Home is a Verb, a new play by Melissa Cooper based on true stories about the challenges faced when returning home after prison. (more...)

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Open Next Week at La MaMaTalking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Open Next Week at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

Talking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Tell Intertwining Stories at La MaMa This SpringTalking Band's THE ROOM SINGS to Tell Intertwining Stories at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

A room in a country house sings of those who have lived there over a span of seventy years. Performed with striking theatricality by the OBIE-award winning Talking Band, The Room Sings, uses an array of genres to tell the stories of four interlocking sets of people. As their individual stories unfold they intertwine and illuminate each other. (more...)

Target Margin Theater Up Next in La MaMa 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' SeriesTarget Margin Theater Up Next in La MaMa 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Spend an intimate afternoon celebrating the life and work of Target Margin Theater. (more...)

Target Margin Theater Up Next in La MaMa 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' SeriesTarget Margin Theater Up Next in La MaMa 'Coffeehouse Chronicles' Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Spend an intimate afternoon celebrating the life and work of Target Margin Theater. (more...)

Talking Band's New Play Set for La MaMa in 2016Talking Band's New Play Set for La MaMa in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow and Tina Shepard-former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater-the Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community. Ben Brantley of The New York Times recently called them 'one of the boldest and most venerable politically minded companies in New York experimental theater.' American Theater magazine has deemed them 'one of the most exceptional theater companies in the country.' The Talking Band will present in association with La MaMa the world premiere of its latest work, Burnished by Grief, a sinister, music infused romantic comedy, at La MaMa'sfirst floor theater from January 22-February 7. (more...)

Review - Hot Lunch Apostles & Gotham BurlesqueReview - Hot Lunch Apostles & Gotham Burlesque
by Ben Peltz - Mar 10, 2012

Sidney Goldfarb's Hot Lunch Apostles might have been quite the shocker when The Talking Band's original production, with its run-down carnival setting that has strippers trying to spice up business by presenting religious tableaus, premiered at La MaMa in 1983.  But if director Paul Zimet's spirited revival offers more of a nostalgic look at the type of avant-garde that had congress debating the value of arts funding three decades ago, the material is wrapped in a fun, participatory production. (more...)

Photo Flash: HOT LUNCH APOSTLES at La MaMaPhoto Flash: HOT LUNCH APOSTLES at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012

Following the success of the acclaimed premiere of Taylor Mac's THE WALK ACROSS AMERICAN FOR MOTHER EARTH last season, La MaMa in association with the Obie Award-winning theatre company The Talking Band will present Sidney Goldfarb's play HOT LUNCH APOSTLES at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.), with preview performances starting Thursday, March 1 prior to an official press opening set for Thursday, March 8. (more...)

HOT LUNCH APOSTLES Begins Performances 3/1 at La MaMaHOT LUNCH APOSTLES Begins Performances 3/1 at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

Following the success of the acclaimed premiere of Taylor Mac's THE WALK ACROSS AMERICAN FOR MOTHER EARTH last season, La MaMa in association with the Obie Award-winning theatre company The Talking Band will present Sidney Goldfarb's play HOT LUNCH APOSTLES at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.), with preview performances starting Thursday, March 1 prior to an official press opening set for Thursday, March 8. (more...)

HOT LUNCH APOSTLES Begins Performances 3/1 at La MaMaHOT LUNCH APOSTLES Begins Performances 3/1 at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012

Following the success of the acclaimed premiere of Taylor Mac's THE WALK ACROSS AMERICAN FOR MOTHER EARTH last season, La MaMa in association with the Obie Award-winning theatre company The Talking Band will present Sidney Goldfarb's play HOT LUNCH APOSTLES at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.), with preview performances starting Thursday, March 1 prior to an official press opening set for Thursday, March 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Taylor Mac's THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTHPhoto Flash: Taylor Mac's THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH - the newest work from Taylor Mac whose epic THE LILY'S REVENGE was a smash hit Off-Broadway last year - is given its world-premiere in a production presented by La MaMa ETC in association with the renowned, Obie Award-winning theatre company The Talking Band, with its official opening night on Thursday, January 20 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

WALK ACROSS AMERICA Comes To La MaMa ETC, Previews 1/15WALK ACROSS AMERICA Comes To La MaMa ETC, Previews 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2011

THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH - the newest work from Taylor Mac whose epic THE LILY'S REVENGE was a smash hit Off-Broadway last year - will be given its world-premiere in a production presented by La MaMa ETC in association with the renowned, Obie Award-winning theatre company The Talking Band, with previews beginning January 15, 2011 prior to its official opening night on Thursday, January 20 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. The January 15th and 16th preview performances are part of the Under the Radar Festival, with a special ticket price of $20. (more...)

WALK ACROSS AMERICA Comes To La MaMa ETC, Previews 1/15WALK ACROSS AMERICA Comes To La MaMa ETC, Previews 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2011

THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH - the newest work from Taylor Mac whose epic THE LILY'S REVENGE was a smash hit Off-Broadway last year - will be given its world-premiere in a production presented by La MaMa ETC in association with the renowned, Obie Award-winning theatre company The Talking Band, with previews beginning January 15, 2011 prior to its official opening night on Thursday, January 20 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. The January 15th and 16th preview performances are part of the Under the Radar Festival, with a special ticket price of $20. (more...)

WALK ACROSS AMERICA Comes To La MaMa ETC, Previews 1/15WALK ACROSS AMERICA Comes To La MaMa ETC, Previews 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2010

THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH - the newest work from Taylor Mac whose epic THE LILY'S REVENGE was a smash hit Off-Broadway last year - will be given its world-premiere in a production presented by La MaMa ETC in association with the renowned, Obie Award-winning theatre company The Talking Band, with previews beginning January 15, 2011 prior to its official opening night on Thursday, January 20 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. The January 15th and 16th preview performances are part of the Under the Radar Festival, with a special ticket price of $20. (more...)

WALK ACROSS AMERICA Comes To La MaMa ETC, Previews 1/15WALK ACROSS AMERICA Comes To La MaMa ETC, Previews 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH - the newest work from Taylor Mac whose epic THE LILY'S REVENGE was a smash hit Off-Broadway last year - will be given its world-premiere in a production presented by La MaMa ETC in association with the renowned, Obie Award-winning theatre company The Talking Band, with previews beginning January 15, 2011 prior to its official opening night on Thursday, January 20 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. The January 15th and 16th preview performances are part of the Under the Radar Festival, with a special ticket price of $20. (more...)

Target Margin Theater presents The Moth and The Flame, Stars Badgett, Haines & MoreTarget Margin Theater presents The Moth and The Flame, Stars Badgett, Haines & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

Target Margin Theater, in association with The Brick, Brooklyn's destination for cutting-edge theatrical experience, has announced full casting for the early American play, The Moth and The Flame by Clyde Fitch written at the turn of the 20th Century and the final production in this year's Target Margin Laboratory at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn) where the company is in residence through November 20, 2010 (more...)

Women Who Run the Show: Sarah Benson of Soho RepWomen Who Run the Show: Sarah Benson of Soho Rep
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 14, 2009

The second in our Women's History Month profiles of female artistic directors. (more...)

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