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A More Perfect Union - 2009 - Off-Broadway


East 13th Street/CSC Theatre

(New York, NY)
136 East 13th Street
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
On October 16th at 7pm, One Empire, Under God - the new full-length play by Anthony J. Piccione - will be presented as a dramatic reading to an intimate audience online via Zoom, in advance of a full production being planned for when theaters reopen. Following the performance, attendees are invited to stay for a talkback - moderated by co-producer Jay Michaels - featuring the playwright, director & cast of the reading.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse announces its children's show programming for the 2019-2020 season including special performances for students with autism or other developmental disabilities.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
PBS viewers believe in the power of literature, and we realize now more than ever our society needs books to fuel our imagination and help explore solutions to our problems.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will unveil its crowd-sourced 28th Amendment on October 17, 2020 during a week-long celebration of democracy.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The Music Center today announced the opportunity for Angelenos to join in a nationwide watch of the riveting new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, which looks at the impact of Lewis' life and work. In collaboration with over 60 of the nation's arts and cultural institutions, The Music Center is making it possible for Angelenos to rent the film directly from Magnolia Pictures and take part in a free, live virtual conversation about John Lewis's remarkable legacy. Representative John Lewis of Georgiaa?"Freedom Rider and Congressman, Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree and conscience of the nationa?"served the cause of social justice for decades, both as an elected representative and as a groundbreaking activist whose fervent belief in getting into a?oegood trouble, necessary troublea?? for the cause of racial equality changed the United States. 
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
Showtime Documentary Films announced today it will premiere acclaimed filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi’s new film AMERICAN SELFIE: ONE NATION SHOOTS ITSELF on Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
by Shari Barrett - Oct 30, 2020
Now more than ever is the time to consider what the foundation of democracy means to you, especially with the Presidential election less than a week away with our country so divided it seems there is no middle ground on which to stand. Perhaps it's been more years than you can count, if ever, when you last read the Constitution upon which our democracy is based and our rights as American citizens are outlined. I encourage you to tune in to WE THE PEOPLE streaming through Monday, November 2.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award winning touring educational theater for families has received a generous grant from The New Jersey State Bar Foundation to fund the latest musical in the repertoire, a?oeA More Perfect Union.a?? The Foundation's investment will make free and reduced rate performances available to New Jersey schools through Pushcart's outreach initiatives.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award winning educational theater for young and family audiences has received a generous investment from The New Jersey State Bar Foundation (NJSBF) with a grant to underwrite distance learning in New Jersey schools. The initiative makes video footage and lesson plans connected to “A MORE PERFECT UNION,” the popular musical in the theater company's 47th season, available to educators, students, and families throughout the nation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Jimmy Tingle's 20/20 Vision will play 10 performances only at The Broadway Comedy Club (318 West 53rd Street) from November 10- December 23. The show is a funny, thought provoking and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics through the experience of comedian, commentator and 2018 candidate for LT Governor of Massachusetts, Jimmy Tingle. For reservations and more information, please visit
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2020
HISTORY announced today a slate of premium historical programming, including a documentary series with President Bill Clinton that will explore the history of the American presidency and the struggle for a more perfect union.
by TV Scoop - May 17, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Continuing the momentum created with the current season launch of its Music Knows No Borders series, Executive Director Thor Steingraber unveils the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts' 2018-19 Season, which features four world premieres, two American premieres, several of the world's greatest orchestras, innovative jazz programs, two tributes to Hollywood legends, Broadway classics plus artists from 18 different nations who will appear on stage at The Soraya next season.  New Subscription Series tickets will go on sale May 1, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) New Orleans announced its annual Call for Artists for its upcoming exhibition 'Make America What America Must Become.' Eligible artists who currently live and work in the Gulf South states of LA, TX, AL, MS, and FL may apply now through April 8, 2020. The exhibition will premiere at the Contemporary Arts Center (located at 900 Camp Street) from July 18 through September 6, 2020. For submission guidelines, important dates, and to submit, please visit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
Race. It's a subject that permeates the American consciousness, that finds its way into the news just about every day - and is virtually absent from the national dialogue. Few people, it seems, want to talk about race because it's such a fraught and delicate topic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the second installment in the Arena Riffs series on March 31 at 7 p.m. The Freewheelin’ Insurgents is a pandemic-era hip-hop musical written, directed and performed by award-winning playwright, director and actor Psalmayene ‘Psalm’ 24 (Arena’s The 51st State, May 22, 2020).  
by Roger Catlin - Mar 19, 2021
As we enter the second year of pandemic, theater companies have largely shifted from live performance spaces to film and video producers. When new work is offered, it streams online, often created by the artists themselves.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2021
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will debut the first installment in the Arena Riffs series on Wednesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. The three-part series begins with a musical memoir composed and performed by award-winning indie-folk duo Abigail and Shaun Bengson.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, commentator, 2018 candidate for LT Governor of Massachusett and the founder of Humor for Humanity. He will return to New England area stages with his newest theatrical show Jimmy Tingle's 2020 Vision, a funny, thought-provoking, and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics. The show will answer the question "why would a comedian run for office" as it illuminates Jimmy's 2018 campaign with passion, purpose and a sense of humor.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and Grammy Award-winning baritone Thomas Hampson's Hampsong Foundation have formed a new partnership to strengthen the work of both organizations in song research, vocal performance, and education at all levels. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
July 4 marked the formal launch of an ongoing fundraising effort to bring One Empire, Under God, the new full-length drama by writer/producer Anthony J. Piccione - to the stage in 2021, with an announcement forthcoming for a staged reading this Fall, in advance of a full production.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Civic Ensemble's Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. will perform Mike Daisey's edgy, funny, and provocative monologue The Trump Card at the Kitchen Theatre Company this Summer! Opening night is Thursday, July 18th at 8:00pm at the Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 West MLK Jr. Street, Ithaca NY. Performances are Thursday to Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm through July 28th. The Trump Card is an examination of our current political moment and a call for self reflection among Ithacans of every political persuasion. The production is directed by Ron Russell, Co-Founder and Executive Director,  of Epic Theatre Ensemble of New York City. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2021
Kick off the new year with the resolution to engage in new theater education programs through Two River Theater's Winter Education Series starting January 12. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2021
The work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated in a week-long series of free, virtual events from Sunday, January 17 through Thursday, January 21, hosted by the partnership of the Westport Library, Westport Country Playhouse, TEAM Westport, Westport/Weston Interfaith Council, and Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2021
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) production of Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels between African American and Jewish music, will be presented virtually this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 31, 2019
Having seen the musical HAMILTON when it was in Los Angeles, like many others I learned more important details about the founding fathers while watching it than I felt I had ever learned in school. Lin-Manuel Miranda who created that uber-successful musical in 2015, has said that 1776 THE MUSICAL, written in 1969, during another time of political and social unrest in the United States, has 'one of the best books-if not the best-ever written for musical theatre.' And now I can say I certainly agree with him. In fact, The perfect way to prove the arts can teach valuable history lessons to its audiences is by encouraging everyone to see 1776 THE MUSICAL, presented by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and impeccably directed & staged by Glenn Casale through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts or at The Soraya at CSUN from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10.
by Neil Shurley - Jan 28, 2020
'This season captures the beautiful complexity and comedic potential of the human condition.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), February 8 through 10. 1776 THE MUSICAL, the Tony Award winner for Best Musical (1969) and has music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. It is directed by Glenn Casale with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo.
by Evann Normandin - Jan 26, 2020
A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS at Arena Stage is a breathtaking production that will stay with you long after curtain call. Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma based on the beloved novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS tells an unflinching story of the lives of two Aghan women bound together in war-ravaged Kabul. Despite the brutality of life in Kabul, both women exemplify the resil
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
On Tuesday, January 30th (6pm PST/9pm EST), Donald Trump will deliver his SOTU address. #StateOfTheDream will highlight what truly makes America great: that we come from many places, races and creeds, and together work for a more perfect union.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2021
Ray Menard, President of the American Guild of Musical Theatre has penned an urgent letter to the Biden administration, calling for swift financial relief to the arts sector.
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2021
Hulu announced today that the streaming platform has acquired the U.S. rights to Lee Daniels’ THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY, which will debut as a Hulu Original film on Hulu on February 26, 2021. Sierra/Affinity will continue to handle international sales on the film.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
New Jersey Theatre Alliance (a?oethe Alliancea??) is offering over 80 performances and programs for children and adults free-of-charge or at significantly discounted rates during its 23rd annual Stages Festival (a?oeStagesa??), a statewide event. Offerings include performances, workshops, readings of new plays, and participatory community discussions taking place at theatres, libraries, community centers, and other venues throughout the months of March, April, and May, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
1776, an unlikely but highly relevant musical, marches into Theatre Memphis on the Lohrey Stage, March 8-31, 2019.  The plot tells of a seminal event in American history as the nation is ready to declare independence... if only the founding fathers can agree. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. A funny, insightful and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
This July, One Empire, Under God - written and produced by Anthony J. Piccione and directed by Andres Gallardo Bustillo - will receive its world premiere as a virtual theatrical production via Zoom, in advance of its live stage debut in NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
Today the New York premiere of Little Rock was announced, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) production of Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels of African American and Jewish history, will be presented virtually this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020
On December 11th, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons released “We The People” (remix,) a song and video that speaks to the belief that our nation should represent the certain unalienable rights of all people, that we are all created equal, that we are stronger as a whole and that our rights as a collective whole deserve to be defended.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the world-premiere musical American Prophet, directed and co-written by award-winning playwright Charles Randolph-Wright (Broadway's Motown The Musical) and featuring new music by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and co-script writer Marcus Hummon. The musical chronicles the life and legacy of one of the most notable human rights leaders of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass. Known as one of the greatest leaders of the abolitionist movement, Douglass was a prominent activist, author, orator and statesman. His own words power the soaring new melodies and original script. Directed by Randolph-Wright, American Prophet runs July 10 - August 16, 2020 in the Kreeger Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
To be American has always been synonymous with Freedoma?"but is that true today? What does freedom mean?  Find out what authors Renee Simms, Virginia Hartman, and Jess DeCourcy Hinds have to say on the topic and how they adapt a traditional sense of freedom to a modern reality. Each writer will read from new work, and readings will be followed by a moderated roundtable and audience discussion. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
La MaMa announces its 58th season, featuring more than twenty world and US premieres, and dozens of artists, playwrights, choreographers, directors, award-winning theater companies and composers, including Philip Glass, Andrei Serban, Estelle Parsons, Germaine Acogny, Evan Yionoulis, Theodora Skipitares, Anne Bogart, Charlotte Brathwaite and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
Arena Riffs is a three-part commissioned music series that features three different composer and lyricist teams with musical selections infused with sounds of folk, indie and hip-hop. 
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2018
The 49th Annual Nashville Film Festival continues its expansion of film screenings with an international roster of twenty-eight Special Presentations, Animated Feature, Spectrum and Spectrum Q films including the world premiere of BENCHED, produced by Robert Deaton and George Flanigen, ON CHESIL BEACH, starring Saoirse Ronan, fresh off her award winning role in Lady Bird, HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, starring Timothée Chalamet, whose role in Call Me By Your Name was critically acclaimed, BRAMPTON'S OWN, starring Rose McIver, Spencer Grammer and Jean Smart, as well as the 50th anniversary screening of ROSEMARY'S BABY, starring Mia Farrow, and a special screening of JURASSIC PARK, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, BD Wong and Samuel L. Jackson. Other leading talent include Daveed Diggs, Alexander McQueen, John C. McGinley and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award winning educational theater for young and family audiences has received a generous investment from The New Jersey State Bar Foundation (NJSBF) with a grant to support distance learning.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Ogden Union Station, Utah Valley University, and Salt Lake City Public Library, as part of the 150th Golden Spike Anniversary Celebration, presents Citizen Wong, a new play by Richard Chang, inspired by true events and real people. Citizen Wong is sponsored by the Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, with special support from Lucy & Victor Kan.
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Apr 17, 2021
'A More Perfect Union' is very short, but its brilliance is that it takes viewers on a full, deep emotional roller coaster in that brief period of time. Rona Siddiqui was given free creative reign over this project, and enlisted artists she entrusted with the same autonomy. The result is nothing short of pure, heartfelt art.