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by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2010
On Monday September 20, 2010, the IT Awards (New York Innovative Theatre Awards), the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, and host Lisa Kron, announced the 2010 recipients at the Sixth Annual IT Awards Ceremony at Cooper Union.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014
Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with the Bay Area premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale, which won MTC's 2011 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and has gone on to become one of the most critically acclaimed new plays in America since its premiere in 2012.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009
Staying true to its mission to present 'retro theater,' Retro Productions is proud to announce its 2009 - 2010 season! Retro's 5th Birthday season kicks off with their fall production: the depression-era tale Holy Days by Sally Nemeth. In spring 2010, Retro Productions will present the classic 1950's office comedy William Marchant's The Desk Set. The 2009 - 2010 season marks Retro's third season in residence at The Spoon Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013
Frank Torren will bring MOMENT TO MOMENT, a follow-up to FIRST TIMES, to Don't Tell Mama on Sunday, November 10, 4pm, Tuesday, November 12, 7pm, Monday, November 18, 7pm, and Wednesday, November 20, 7pm. Reservations (212) 757-0788 (after 4 p.m.).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010
On November 18, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will break from tradition as it hosts its 14th Annual Gala, 'Reading the Future' at the trendy Brooklyn Bowl, located on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2009
This fall, Retro Productions proudly presents Holy Days by Sally Nemeth. Directed by Peter Zinn (writer/director: Off-Broadway hit Rumspringa), this haunting depression-era tale makes its New York City premiere November 6 -21, 2009.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2010
Retro Productions is proud to kick off their 6th season with Michael Frayn's Benefactors. Directed by Peter Zinn (Holy Days, Retro Productions; Rumspringa, 45 Bleecker), the 6-time 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award nominated company brings Benefactors back to New York City November 3 - 20, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2009
Staying true to its mission to present 'retro theater,' Retro Productions is proud to announce its 2009 - 2010 season! Retro's 5th Birthday season kicks off with their fall production: the depression-era tale Holy Days by Sally Nemeth. In spring 2010, Retro Productions will present the classic 1950's office comedy William Marchant's The Desk Set. The 2009 - 2010 season marks Retro's third season in residence at The Spoon Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2009
This fall, Retro Productions proudly presents Holy Days by Sally Nemeth. Directed by Peter Zinn (writer/director: Off-Broadway hit Rumspringa), this haunting depression-era tale makes its New York City premiere November 6 -21, 2009.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010
Retro Productions is proud to kick off their 6th season with Michael Frayn's Benefactors. Directed by Peter Zinn (Holy Days, Retro Productions; Rumspringa, 45 Bleecker), the 6-time 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award nominated company brings Benefactors back to New York City November 3 - 20, 2010.
by - Nov 21, 2009
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/21/2009.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2009
Staying true to its mission to present 'retro theater,' Retro Productions is proud to announce its 2009 - 2010 season! Retro's 5th Birthday season kicks off with their fall production: the depression-era tale Holy Days by Sally Nemeth. In spring 2010, Retro Productions will present the classic 1950's office comedy William Marchant's The Desk Set. The 2009 - 2010 season marks Retro's third season in residence at The Spoon Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2009
This fall, Retro Productions proudly presents Holy Days by Sally Nemeth. Directed by Peter Zinn (writer/director: Off-Broadway hit Rumspringa), this haunting depression-era tale makes its New York City premiere November 6 -21, 2009.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2010
Retro Productions is proud to kick off their 6th season with Michael Frayn's Benefactors. Directed by Peter Zinn (Holy Days, Retro Productions; Rumspringa, 45 Bleecker), the 6-time 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award nominated company brings Benefactors back to New York City November 3 - 20, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2010
On November 18, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will break from tradition as it hosts its 14th Annual Gala, 'Reading the Future' at the trendy Brooklyn Bowl, located on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013
In this humorous allegory for the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher, is diagnosed with ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease). It's fatal and mysterious, so she and her brother Carl take off for a dream tour of Europe before the inevitable happens. As Anna drowns herself in the sensuality of food and sex, Carl becomes involved in a wild Third Mannish espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister. But the cracks in the story start to widen and soon the audience becomes aware that they are engaged in Anna's fantasy attempt at keeping her brother's spirit alive when she cannot save his life.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014
To close its 47th Season, Marin Theatre Company will produce the West Coast premiere of Failure: A Love Story by the 'hugely talented Chicago writer' (Chicago Tribune) Philip Dawkins. Directed by MTC's artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this 'enchanted and enchanting' play about love and loss will feature five actors playing multiple characters, using puppets and playing live music both original (by MTC's frequent collaborator Chris Houston, a Berkeley-based composer and musician) and from the era of the play - 1920s Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2010
On behalf of Retro Productions, I am proud to invite you to their production of The Desk Set. Directed by Tim Errickson (Artistic Director, Boomerang Theatre Company), William Marchant's 1950's office comedy returns to New York City May 7 - 22, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011
Retro Productions (Heather E. Cunningham, Artistic Director), six-time 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominee for The Desk Set, will present Norman Krasna's screwball comedy Dear Ruth May 4 through 21, 2011 at the Spoon Theater (38 West 38th St., 5th Floor).
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011
Retro Productions (Heather E. Cunningham, Artistic Director), six-time 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominee for The Desk Set, will present Norman Krasna's screwball comedy Dear Ruth May 4 through 21, 2011 at the Spoon Theater (38 West 38th St., 5th Floor).
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014
Throughout the 2013-2014 season Retro Productions has been workshopping Christie Perfetti Williams full length play, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE. Born out of the Retro Productions 20th Century Salon in the fall of 2012, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE will have its World Premiere in May 2014 and is being directed by DeLisa White.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012
Retro Productions and The Bleecker Company, in association with The Arclight Theatre, present Milan Stitt's drama THE RUNNER STUMBLES, with an Off-Broadway run opening tonight, May 3 at The Arclight Theatre (152 West 71st Street). Peter Zinn, who helmed Retro Productions' revivals Michael Frayn's BENEFACTORS and Sally Nemeth's HOLY DAYS, directs.
by Jeanmarie Simpson - May 28, 2014
My mom said I stuck out like a sore thumb from the time I first started singing and acting. I have always been loud and obnoxious.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2010
On behalf of Retro Productions, I am proud to invite you to their production of The Desk Set. Directed by Tim Errickson (Artistic Director, Boomerang Theatre Company), William Marchant's 1950's office comedy returns to New York City May 7 - 22, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012
Milan Stitt's drama THE RUNNER STUMBLES, presented by Retro Productions and The Bleecker Company, in association with The Arclight Theatre at The Arclight Theatre (152 West 71st Street) concludes its limited Off-Broadway run today, May 20. Peter Zinn, who helmed Retro Productions' revivals Michael Frayn's BENEFACTORS and Sally Nemeth's HOLY DAYS, directs.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012
The Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Director; Sue Abbott, Managing Director) announced addition casting for their 2012 outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Tim Errickson and starring Zack Calhoon as Hamlet and Mark Souza as Laertes. The production opens June 23rd, 2012 in Central Park, and is free to the public. Check out www.boomerangtheatre.org for more information.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012
Milan Stitt's drama THE RUNNER STUMBLES, presented by Retro Productions and The Bleecker Company, in association with The Arclight Theatre at The Arclight Theatre (152 West 71st Street) concludes its limited Off-Broadway run on Sunday, May 20. Peter Zinn, who helmed Retro Productions' revivals Michael Frayn's BENEFACTORS and Sally Nemeth's HOLY DAYS, directs.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014
Rising Sun Performance Company's Founding Artistic Director announced today that their upcoming production of 'Donkey' by John Patrick Bray is slated to be published and licensed with Next Stage Press. This is will be Bray's third publishing with Next Stage Press, Bray's other plays available for licensing with Next Stage Press include Hound and Liner Notes, which were also produced at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (2009, 2010); Trickster at the Gate, and short plays in 64 Squares and Game Night. Donkey will be available for licensing in late June 2014.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2010
John Belluso's Gretty Good Time, a co-production of Theater Alliance and VSA (the international organization on arts and disability), will open on June 3 at the H Street Playhouse (1365 H Street NE). Tickets are $20 and $30 and are available at http://theateralliance.tix.com or 202 399 7993 ext 2. The show runs through July 3.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2010
Retro Productions is proud to announce the world premiere of Jack Hilton Cunningham's new drama Women and War, to premiere Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Women and War will run in repertory with Retro's previously announced production of The Desk Set this May at midtown's Spoon Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014
The production stars James M. Armstrong (Member of the Workshop Theater), Heather Cunningham (The Runner Stumbles/Off Broadway), Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy (Advance Man/Gideon Productions), Laura Killeen (Sweeney Todd/London), Daryl Lathon (Volume of Smoke/Playwright Clay McLeod Chapman), Elise Rovinsky (Women and War/Bleecker Street Theater), Ben Schnickel (Billy Witch/Astoria Performing Arts Center) and Ric Sechrest (The Desk Set/Spoon Theatre).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014
To close its 47th Season, Marin Theatre Company will produce the West Coast premiere of Failure: A Love Story by the 'hugely talented Chicago writer' (Chicago Tribune) Philip Dawkins. Directed by MTC's artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this 'enchanted and enchanting' play about love and loss will feature five actors playing multiple characters, using puppets and playing live music both original (by MTC's frequent collaborator Chris Houston, a Berkeley-based composer and musician) and from the era of the play - 1920s Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2010
John Belluso's Gretty Good Time, a co-production of Theater Alliance and VSA (the international organization on arts and disability), will open on June 3 at the H Street Playhouse (1365 H Street NE). Tickets are $20 and $30 and are available at http://theateralliance.tix.com or 202 399 7993 ext 2. The show runs through July 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2010
John Belluso's Gretty Good Time, a co-production of Theater Alliance and VSA (the international organization on arts and disability), will open on June 3 at the H Street Playhouse (1365 H Street NE). Tickets are $20 and $30 and are available at http://theateralliance.tix.com or 202 399 7993 ext 2. The show runs through July 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2010
The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2010 nominees at its annual sold-out event at the Carmine Street Recreation Center located at 25 Carmine Street. The 2010 IT Awards Ceremony will be on Monday, September 20, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2012
Gideon Productions will present Advance Man, part one of Mac Rogers' (Universal Robots; Viral) sc-fi epic The Honeycomb Trilogy, January 12-29 as part of BFG Collective's six month long residency at The Secret Theatre (44 02 23rd Street, Long Island City).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2012
Gideon Productions will present Advance Man, part one of Mac Rogers' (Universal Robots; Viral) sc-fi epic The Honeycomb Trilogy, January 12-29 as part of BFG Collective's six month long residency at The Secret Theatre (44 02 23rd Street, Long Island City).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014
Throughout the 2013-2014 season Retro Productions has been workshopping Christie Perfetti Williams full length play, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE. Born out of the Retro Productions 20th Century Salon in the fall of 2012, AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE will have its World Premiere in May 2014 and is being directed by DeLisa White.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2005
Beloved comic actor Heath Lamberts passed away today at age 63 from cancer.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2011
Gideon Productions will present Advance Man, part one of Mac Rogers' (Universal Robots; Viral) sc-fi epic The Honeycomb Trilogy, January 12-29 as part of BFG Collective's six month long residency at The Secret Theatre (44 02 23rd Street, Long Island City).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2011
Gideon Productions will present Advance Man, part one of Mac Rogers' (Universal Robots; Viral) sc-fi epic The Honeycomb Trilogy, January 12-29 as part of BFG Collective's six month long residency at The Secret Theatre (44 02 23rd Street, Long Island City).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2008
DC's Signature Theatre has announced casting for their production of the Tony Award-nominated comedy The Little Dog Laughed, Douglas Carter Beane's satire of Hollywood ambition, truth, and illusion. The Little Dog Laughed is scheduled to play Jan. 13-March 8, 2009.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2009
Staying true to its mission to present 'retro theater,' Retro Productions is proud to announce its 2009 - 2010 season! Retro's 5th Birthday season kicks off with their fall production: the depression-era tale Holy Days by Sally Nemeth. In spring 2010, Retro Productions will present the classic 1950's office comedy William Marchant's The Desk Set. The 2009 - 2010 season marks Retro's third season in residence at The Spoon Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010
Retro Productions is proud to announce casting and creative team for their production of The Desk Set. Directed by Tim Errickson (Artistic Director, Boomerang Theatre Company), William Marchant's 1950's office comedy returns to New York City May 7 - 22, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010
Retro Productions is proud to announce the world premiere of Jack Hilton Cunningham's new drama Women and War, to premiere Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Women and War will run in repertory with Retro's previously announced production of The Desk Set this May at midtown's Spoon Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012
Retro Productions and The Bleecker Company, in association with The Arclight Theatre, present Milan Stitt's drama THE RUNNER STUMBLES, with an Off-Broadway run set to open Thursday, May 3 at The Arclight Theatre (152 West 71st Street). Peter Zinn, who helmed Retro Productions' revivals Michael Frayn's BENEFACTORS and Sally Nemeth's HOLY DAYS, directs.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010
On behalf of Retro Productions, I am proud to invite you to their production of The Desk Set. Directed by Tim Errickson (Artistic Director, Boomerang Theatre Company), William Marchant's 1950's office comedy returns to New York City May 7 - 22, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2011
Retro Productions (Heather E. Cunningham, Artistic Director), six-time 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominee for The Desk Set, will present Norman Krasna's screwball comedy Dear Ruth May 4 through 21, 2011 at the Spoon Theater (38 West 38th St., 5th Floor).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014
Frank Torren returns to the stage in an encore presentation of Moment to Moment! Performances are scheduled for Sunday, May 4 at 4pm, Wednesday, May 7 at 7pm, and Wednesday, May 14 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46 St. $15 music charge with 2 drink minimum. Musical direction is by Rick Unterberg. For reservations call (212) 757-0788 (after 4 p.m.).