New Docu-Musical 'Escorts' - Exploring Males For Hire
by Beau Higgins - Jul 22, 2008

Escorts, male and female, are everywhere in the press. They are linked to Governor Eliot Spitzer, Governor James McGreevy of New Jersey, Reverend Ted Haggard, and Senator Larry Craig of Idaho. Heidi Fleiss is setting up a male brothel near Las Vegas. Perhaps you can't buy 'love,' but there are many new attempts in this century and that's what 'Escorts' is all about. (more...)

The Civilians to Present West Coast Premiere of 'This Beautiful City'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2008

The Civilians (Steven Cosson, Artistic Director), the acclaimed New York-based experimental theater troupe, today announced a special, one-night-only event in celebration of the West Coast Premiere of their latest work, This Beautiful City to be held on the final preview Saturday, September 27, 2008. (more...)

The Vineyard Theater Presents THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY 2/3-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2009

The Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) will present the New York premiere of The Civilians' newest work THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY, in a co-production with Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group, with previews set to begin February 3 prior to its official press opening February 22. Steven Cosson directs. Written by Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is a provocative new play with music about the growth of the evangelical movement in Colorado Springs, created by the documentary theatre troupe The Civilians. While conducting interviews with people involved with or affected by the mega-church movement, scandal broke about New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard and shook the entire city of Colorado Springs, providing the play's creators with an unprecedented opportunity to capture an important event as it was taking place, and providing the people of Colorado Springs the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns as those events unfolded. THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is a fascinating and timely look at faith and how it affects the American landscape. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Debuts THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2009

The Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) will present the New York premiere of THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY, in a co-production with Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group, with previews set to begin February 3 prior to its official press opening February 22. Steven Cosson directs. Created by The Civilians, written by Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is a provocative new play with music about the growth of the evangelical movement in Colorado Springs, created by the documentary theatre company The Civilians. While conducting interviews with people involved with or affected by the mega-church movement, scandal broke about New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard and shook the entire city of Colorado Springs, providing the play's creators with an unprecedented opportunity to capture an important event as it was taking place, and providing the people of Colorado Springs the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns as those events unfolded. THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is a fascinating and timely look at faith and how it affects the American landscape. (more...)

The Vineyard Theater Presents THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY 2/3-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2009

The Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) will present the New York premiere of The Civilians' newest work THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY, in a co-production with Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group, with previews set to begin February 3 prior to its official press opening February 22. Steven Cosson directs. Written by Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is a provocative new play with music about the growth of the evangelical movement in Colorado Springs, created by the documentary theatre troupe The Civilians. While conducting interviews with people involved with or affected by the mega-church movement, scandal broke about New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard and shook the entire city of Colorado Springs, providing the play's creators with an unprecedented opportunity to capture an important event as it was taking place, and providing the people of Colorado Springs the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns as those events unfolded. THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is a fascinating and timely look at faith and how it affects the American landscape. (more...)

BMCC Presents WORK & SHOW FESTIVAL Beginning 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2009

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College presents its annual WORK & SHOW FESTIVAL beginning March 23. This outgrowth of their twelve year old Artist-in-Residence program will feature five programs of new work by artists representing both dance and theater. The program for the series is as follows: (more...)

RAG FUR BLOOD BONE Comes To Tribeca PAC 3/28, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2009

Wolf 359 presents RAG FUR BLOOD BONE The Epic of Gilgamesh by Michael Yates Crowley, directed by Michael Rau feat. music by Mike Gamble and Devin Febbroriello a.k.a. Scrambler/Seequill 8 p.m., March 28 and 29 Tribeca Performing Arts Center 199 Chambers Street, NYC (more...)

BMCC Presents WORK & SHOW FESTIVAL Beginning 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College presents its annual WORK & SHOW FESTIVAL beginning March 23. This outgrowth of their twelve year old Artist-in-Residence program will feature five programs of new work by artists representing both dance and theater. The program for the series is as follows: (more...)

RAG FUR BLOOD BONE Comes To Tribeca PAC 3/28, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2009

Wolf 359 presents RAG FUR BLOOD BONE The Epic of Gilgamesh by Michael Yates Crowley, directed by Michael Rau feat. music by Mike Gamble and Devin Febbroriello a.k.a. Scrambler/Seequill 8 p.m., March 28 and 29 Tribeca Performing Arts Center 199 Chambers Street, NYC (more...)

3rd Annual undergroundzero festival Runs 7/7-26 At PS 122
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2009

The undergroundzero festival is an experimental theater festival curated by Paul Bargetto and produced by East River Commedia in association with Collective:Unconscious.. Now in its third year, the undergroundzero festival has given producing artists a laboratory outside the usual curatorial system where risk is encouraged and innovation can flourish. (more...)

Wolf 359 Presents EVANSTON: A RARE COMEDY, Debuts In July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2009

Wolf 359 presents a new, full-length play by NYFA Fellow Michael Yates Crowley, directed by Michael Rau. Evanston: A Rare Comedy will debut in July 2009 as part of the undergroundzero festival at P.S. 122, and then in August will be performed at HERE Arts Center as part of their Summer Sublet Series. From the writer/director team behind The Ted Haggard Monologues, this black comedy begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl in deepest suburbia and ends when a meeting of The Evanston Women?s Book Club goes horribly awry. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Jun. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2009

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Sunday, June 28, 2009. (more...)

3rd Annual undergroundzero festival Runs 7/7-26 At PS 122
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2009

The undergroundzero festival is an experimental theater festival curated by Paul Bargetto and produced by East River Commedia in association with Collective:Unconscious.. Now in its third year, the undergroundzero festival has given producing artists a laboratory outside the usual curatorial system where risk is encouraged and innovation can flourish. (more...)

Wolf 359 Presents EVANSTON: A RARE COMEDY, Debuts In July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2009

Wolf 359 presents a new, full-length play by NYFA Fellow Michael Yates Crowley, directed by Michael Rau. Evanston: A Rare Comedy will debut in July 2009 as part of the undergroundzero festival at P.S. 122, and then in August will be performed at HERE Arts Center as part of their Summer Sublet Series. From the writer/director team behind The Ted Haggard Monologues, this black comedy begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl in deepest suburbia and ends when a meeting of The Evanston Women?s Book Club goes horribly awry. (more...)

Wolf 359 Presents EVANSTON: A RARE COMEDY At HERE Arts Center 8/3 Thru 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2009

Wolf 359 presents Evanston: A Rare Comedy as part of the Summer Sublet Series at HERE Arts Center on August 3, 4, and 5. (more...)

Wolf 359 Presents EVANSTON: A RARE COMEDY At HERE Arts Center 8/3 Thru 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2009

Wolf 359 presents Evanston: A Rare Comedy as part of the Summer Sublet Series at HERE Arts Center on August 3, 4, and 5. (more...)

The Civilians Return To Colorado Springs With THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2009

The Civilians (Steven Cosson, Artistic Director), the acclaimed Brooklyn-based investigative theater company, will return to Colorado Springs with their lauded production of This Beautiful City following acclaimed engagements across the country. (more...)

The Civilians Return To Colorado Springs With THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2009

The Civilians (Steven Cosson, Artistic Director), the acclaimed Brooklyn-based investigative theater company, will return to Colorado Springs with their lauded production of This Beautiful City following acclaimed engagements across the country. (more...)

BMCC Tribeca PAC Celebrates New Work by its Artists-in-Residence this June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010

Last fall, eight artists were selected by a jury of performing arts professionals to participate in the BMCC Tribeca PAC Artists-in-Residence program. (more...)

The Brick Theater Presents REDBEARD & DOMICELLA 6/4-27
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2010

In Redbeard & Domicella, two high school sweethearts deliver a bold retrospective of their young marriage in 'he said, she said' fashion. The witty, irrepressible Redbeard works in a bicycle shop near Brighton Beach; the slightly-built, titanic-hearted Domicella splits her time between a desk at the District Attorney's Office, and the kitchen table where she writes. The play speaks (too soon?) about instances of loss as disparate as September 11th and Michael Jackson's death, as well as Domicella's own close scrape on the wild streets of New York. (more...)