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A 24-Decade History of Popular Music - 2016 - Off-Broadway

A 24-hour music theater work about how communities are built as a result of being torn apart. Consisting of over 246 songs–some original and many pre-existing popular songs (popular in the US from 1776 to the present day)–as well as over thirteen hours of original text, the work is a deconstruction, reimagining, reframing, and reenactment of 240 years of US history.

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St. Ann's Warehouse

(Brooklyn, NY)
45 Water St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) in collaboration with Harvey Goldsmith and Live Nation presents Rachel Fuller's Animal Requiem on Saturday, October 26, at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall. Tickets for $29a?"$99 go on-sale today at 10 am at cap.ucla.edu, 310-825-2101 and the Royce Hall box office.
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2018
Last night Taylor Mac performed a stirring rendition of Patti Smith's iconic "People Have the Power" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, with members of Stay Human, the Jon Batiste-fronted house band, and Mac's own ensemble. Taylor also chatted with Stephen about A 24-Deacde History of Popular Music among other topics.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
On November 21, the award-winning SITI Company will honor Tony-nominee and vanguard artist Taylor Mac, at their annual fall gala, which celebrates SITI's contribution to both the American theatrical landscape and to theatre-making around the world.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
The 35th Melbourne International Arts Festival came to a close on Sunday after 19 spectacular days of dance, visual arts, music and theatre across various venues around the city.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Apollinaire Theatre Company is thrilled to announce its 2019/2020 Season! 
by Jim Munson - Oct 18, 2019
Magic Theatre kicks off its 2019-20 season with Lloyd Suh's intriguing a?oeThe Chinese Lady.a?? Suh's point of departure is one of those fascinating a?oetruth is stranger than fictiona?? tales that are so compelling it's hard to believe they aren't more widely known. His play tells the story of Afong Moy, the first Chinese female to set foot on American soil in 1834. Moy was brought to New York at the tender age of 14 by a pair of businessmen in their effort to sell affordable Chinese furniture to America's growing middle class. They created an exhibition wherein patrons could pay to view a real Chinese lady in her supposedly authentic surrounds. This exhibition proved so popular to the public it went on tour throughout the Eastern U.S., and Moy was taken to the White House to meet President Andrew Jackson. Unfortunately, we have no historical record in Moy's own words, and virtually all of the story of her latter life is lost to history. Thus, playwright Suh describes this work as a conjuring of who he imagines Moy might have been.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Taylor Mac will perform the bedazzling, moving and politically stirring Holiday Saucea?"the delightfully irreverent work exploring Christmas as calamitya?"in various locations across the country in December. Holiday Sauce is produced by Pomegranate Arts (Executive Producer, Linda Brumbach; Associate Producer, Alisa Regas) and Taylor Mac's company Nature's Darlings.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of Magic Theatre, has announced that she will depart the organization after twelve years as its artistic leader. Greco will leave at the end of the 2019-2020 season. a?oeIt has been a spectacular honor to lead the storied Magic Theatre,a?? said Greco. a?oeI am proud of the extraordinary array of groundbreaking writers Magic has launched and supported over time, who have bravely led our cultural conversation forwarda?"and the way those voices and the work we have premiered have elevated the field as a whole.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
As part of the UtahPresents 2018-19 season, audience favorite Taylor Mac will perform an abridged version of the acclaimed A 24-Decade History of Popular Music at Kingsbury Hall on Friday, November 2 at 7:30PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents the incomparable, Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce for a two-night engagement on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Taylor Mac will perform the bedazzling, moving and politically stirring Holiday Sauce-the delightfully irreverent work exploring Christmas as calamity-in various locations across the country in December. Holiday Sauce is produced by Pomegranate Arts (Executive Producer, Linda Brumbach; Associate Producer, Alisa Regas) and Taylor Mac's company Nature's Darlings.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
New York Stage and Film is thrilled to announce that its annual Winter Gala will honor playwright and Emmy award-winning actress Patricia Wettig (F2M, 'Brothers and Sisters,' 'thirtysomething') and Executive Producer/director/actor Ken Olin ('This Is Us,' 'Alias,' 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'thirtysomething'), and, in recognition for her years of dedication to New York Stage and Film, Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer, who is stepping down from her post at the end of the 2019 Powerhouse Summer Season.
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce, the latest installment of the artist's award-winning A 24-Decade History of Popular Music project, will return to The Town Hall in New York City for another skewering of the sacred and the secular on Tuesday, December 11th at 8pm. A follow-up to its debut at The Town Hall in December 2017, the show explores Christmas as calamity, upending our yuletide traditions and celebrating the holiday in all of its dysfunction with the families you choose to love.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
Producer Scott Rudin announced today that Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen will complete the starry cast of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac, joining the previously announced three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus.
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018
Cherry LaneTheatre (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founder; Seri Lawrence, Artistic Director) is proud to announce that Craig muMs Grant, Taylor Mac & Martyna Majokwill participate as mentors as part of the 21st season of the Obie Award-winning Mentor Project.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce, the latest installment of the artist's award-winning A 24-Decade History of Popular Music project, will return to The Town Hall in New York City for another skewering of the sacred and the secular on Tuesday, December 11th at 8pm. A follow-up to its debut at The Town Hall in December 2017, the show explores Christmas as calamity, upending our yuletide traditions and celebrating the holiday in all of its dysfunction with the families you choose to love.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts's summer 2019 season will bring some of New York City's most exciting artists to the organization's state-of-the-art Hudson Valley facility, built just 101 miles from Manhattan to provide a crucial lifeline for the performing arts ecosystem. New American work and the institutions built to present it in NYC are more technologically advanced than ever before; however, there is a critical gap in the system, as artists can no longer transition from studio to theater with only a few days of technical rehearsal, and NYC presenters can't afford to close their doors for extended technical rehearsals.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
LA MAMA presents, COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #154 TAYLOR MAC celebrating the career and achievements of American actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer and MacArthur Fellow recipient TAYLOR MAC Saturday, June 8 at 3:00pm at The Ellen Stewart Theater (66 East 4th Street), in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2020
Due to the ongoing health crisis, the traditional in-person event is replaced by an enduring online tribute.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
The Drama League has named honorees of this year's special recognitions at the 85th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Kevin Nelson, Interim Managing Director) announced today that the Company's 2020 Gala Fundraiser, Magic Masquerade: Spring Forward, will be held at Gallery 308 (Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123) on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
by David Green - Mar 4, 2020
The phenomenon that is Meow Meowa?"she's an international siren, a comedienne extraordinaire and a creator of beautiful mayhema?"will return to the McCallum Theatre at 8:00pm, Wednesday, April 1. The spectacular crowd-surfing queen of song creates an unforgettable evening of exquisite music and mayhem. Prepare for Piazzolla tangos, Weill, Brecht, Brel and even Radiohead, alongside original chansons.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2019
Hadestown begins preview performances tonight, March 22, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, ahead of a Wednesday, April 17 official opening night. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
New York Stage and Film has announced the mentors and artists for its 201920 Filmmakers' Workshop. Mentors include Luis Castro (The Pop Culture Collaborative), writerproducer Bash Doran ("Traitors," "Boardwalk Empire"),  Jessica Goldberg ("The Path", "Parenthood"), William Goldberg (Abominable, Infinitely Polar Bear),  Rajiv Joseph (Draft Day, "Nurse Jackie"), Toni Kalem (A Slipping Down Life), Max Mayer (Adam, As Cool As I Am), Shelby Stone ("The Chi", Bessie), and Amy Robinson (After Hours, Julie & Julia).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
FirstWorks and the Brown Arts Initiative at Brown University will co-present MacArthur Fellow and Tony-nominated performer and playwright Taylor Mac in an artist residency taking place September 12-15, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Taylor Mac announces U.S. tour dates for two bedazzling, moving, and politically stirring performances. Mac will tour A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged) across the Northeast.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
How Does Theatre Mirror Society? will be explored along with drawing on the panelists' experiences and perspectives on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Topics of the 17th annual Theatre Forward Broadway Roundtable will include an open-ended dialogue about opportunity, access, education and social justice. Panelists all share a passion for the power of storytelling and how it reflects and influences our world.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
I'm preparing. I'm expecting. I haven't figured out the path to creation yet. Christina Anderson's bold, imaginative portrait of three artist/intellectual couples exploring personal and professional legacy, How to Catch Creation makes its world premiere at Goodman Theatre. A playwright of note for more than a decade, with previous works at The Public Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre and Playwrights Horizons, Anderson makes her Goodman debut. Niegel Smith, who most recently directed the smash sensation Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) last season at the Goodman, directs Anderson's play, which appeared as a reading in the Goodman's 2017 New Stages Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Provocateur Thomas Bradshaw revisits his incendiary 2008 play SOUTHERN PROMISES in a new production helmed by The Flea's Artistic Director, Niegel Smith. SOUTHERN PROMISES begins previews Monday, March 11 with opening night slated for Sunday, March 24.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
New York Stage and Film announced today that, following a nationwide search, Christopher Burney will become its next Artistic Director. Additionally, New York Stage and Film's longtime Associate Artistic Director, Liz Carlson, has been promoted to the newly created position of Artistic Producer.
by Walter McBride - Feb 11, 2019
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac, stars three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Dec 9, 2019
Today's episode features not one, but two stars of the mega-hit Hadestown, Eva Noblezada and Amber Gray.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Just last night, New York Stage and Film celebrated its annual Winter Gala, honoring six-time Tony Award-nominated producer and philanthropist Diana DiMenna, and Academy Award and four-time Golden Globe-nominated and Tony Award-winning actor and producer Tom Hulce. The Winter Gala, a fundraising event to support New York Stage and Film's year-round theater and film development initiatives, was held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street, New York City).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
 "We are the new. Beyond gender. Beyond possessions. Beyond the past." Odyssey Theatre Ensemble opens its 50th anniversary season with the Los Angeles premiere of Hir, a darkly funny, shockingly absurd and endlessly surprising vision of a world in transition by MacArthur genius Taylor Mac. Bart DeLorenzo directs for a Jan. 19 opening at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A., with performances continuing through March 17.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
Cherry Lane Theatre is proud to announce that this year's Mentor Project playwrights include Kareem M. Lucas, Matthew Paul Olmos, and C.A. Johnson, who will join the previously announced mentors, Craig muMs Grant, Taylor Mac and Martyna Majok as part of the 21st season of the Obie Award-winning Mentor Project. Mentor Project will culminate in three fully-staged productions presented between February 20 to April 13, 2019.   
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
ALL ARTS, the broadcast and digital platform created earlier this year by New York Public Media company WNET, announced today the selection of its first Artist in Residence, veteran theater artist Taylor Mac. 
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018
Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce, the latest installment of the artist's award-winning A 24-Decade History of Popular Music project, will return to The Town Hall in New York City for another skewering of the sacred and the secular today, December 11th at 8pm. A follow-up to its debut at The Town Hall in December 2017, the show explores Christmas as calamity, upending our yuletide traditions and celebrating the holiday in all of its dysfunction with the families you choose to love.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Christina Anderson returns to Crowded Fire with INKED BABY, the second production in Crowded Fire's 21st season of new and contemporary plays.  Featuring an ensemble cast directed by Crowded Fire Resident Artist Lisa Marie Rollins, INKED BABY introduces a world that is at once both familiar and strange, and questions why we hold on to home even when that land is toxic. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle, made-to-measure for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of New York Fashion Week.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle, made-to-measure for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of New York Fashion Week.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 21, 2019
Who is Taylor Mac? A question that fans, critics, fellow artists, and even Taylor have been asking since Mac first made an appearance on the downtown theatre scene.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) and Radio Drama Network (Melina Brown, President) today announced the cast for the World Premiere of Then They Forgot About the Rest, a new play by Georgina Escobar, directed by David Mendizabal. Performances will begin April 13th for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through May 12th. Opening Night is set for April 22nd.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
On May 13, the OBIE-winning HERE will honor MacArthur fellow Taylor Mac and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation ArtsProgram at BLOOM, HERE's annual spring gala. The evening celebrates Mac, a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer and "critical darling of the New York scene" (New York Magazine) who also has been HERE's resident playwright since 2016. Mac's current Broadway debut, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, was commissioned by HERE and written during Mac's residency.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
The Drama League has announced its final Spring 2019 In Conversation Series events: Gary with Taylor Mac on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., and Judith Light on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca.