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Blue Door - 2006 - Off-Broadway


Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons)

(New York, NY)
416 West 42nd Street
by Shari Barrett - Sep 27, 2018
Please tune in to Shannon Penrod's interview on with THE BOYS NEXT DOOR director Jeremy Aldridge and featured actor August McAdoo on Thursdays October 4 and 18 at 11:45 AM Pacific Time on both dates, at which time they will be talking about their involvement with those on the Autism spectrum as well as their participation in the CRE Outreach production opening Friday, October 12 through Saturday, November 10, 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm (except dark 10/21) at The Blue Door, 9617 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 19, 2019
John Calvin Abney is set to return with his self-produced LP Safe Passage on Tulsa's Black Mesa Records next Friday, September 27. Originally announced via Wide Open Country with a premiere of lead single 'Turn Again,' Safe Passage follows 2018's Coyote, which Rolling Stone Country called “dreamy folk with a good balance of sadness and sunshine.” For the new record, Abney tapped an impressive set of musicians for his studio band: fellow Tulsa Americana artist John Moreland, Shonna Tucker (John Paul White, Drive-by Truckers), Will Johnson (Centro-matic, Monsters of Folk), violinist/vocalist Megan Palmer, David Leach (John Fullbright, Jason Eady), and drummer Bryan McGrath. Together they bring to life songs that tend to look for light in the face of tragedy, worry, or self-imposed struggle. Songs such as album opener, 'I Just Want To Feel Good,' which premiered at The Bluegrass Situation this week. Abney offered, 'This song was written in a short 20-minute nova of inspiration. I had a nagging cold while up at altitude, staying in a cabin by myself in Colorado, and dodging my troubles through travel and wine. I grew tired of being a people pleaser in order to dodge conflict (the real superficial kind) and was chasing the shadow of happiness in the wake of the real thing.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Malcolm Holcombe To Release COME HELL OR HIGH WATER 9/14
by Shari Barrett - Sep 10, 2018
CRE Outreach is pleased to present THE BOYS NEXT DOOR by Tom Griffin, a comedy-drama centering on a caring social worker who supervises four disabled men (portrayed by actors with disabilities) living together in an apartment while learning to face their daily challenges together. We all fight with filters and obstacles in our lives, but the actors and characters in this production face challenges steeper than most. It is the experience and living truth of the actors that will fill these disabled characters' stories with physical and emotional authenticity.
by Tori Hartshorn - Sep 10, 2018
rammy Award winner John Paul White will embark on a series of special solo acoustic performances this fall, beginningOctober 6, at The Blue Door in Oklahoma City. The tour includes stops in Fort Worth,Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. See below for the full itinerary. For tickets and more information please
by Julie Musbach - Oct 25, 2018
Theatre Royal Bath today announces A Season of UK Premieres from the Americas at the Ustinov Studio opening next month. The Model Apartment by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Laurence Boswell will run from 22 November to 22 December with opening night for press on 28 November. This will be followed by Tanya Barfield's play with music, Blue Door, directed by Eleanor Rhode from 7 February to 9 March 2019, and a third production, to be announced, will complete the season.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2018
THE BITTER GAME,  a 'high-impact' immersive theater experience ripe with pain, poetry, and laughter that explores the experience of being black in America, debuts at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, November 14 through Saturday, November 17, 2018, outdoors on The Wallis' Promenade Terrace.
by Shari Barrett - Oct 14, 2020
CRE Outreach and Rex & Friends are please to present CONCERT FROM THE STARS, a Zoom performance by musicians with disabilities on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7pm PST. Led by musician Rex-Lewis Clack, the 23-year-old blind and autistic pianist hailed as a musical savant by a?oe60 Minutes,a?? and helmed by Musical Director Laurie Grant, Rex & Friends provides training and performance opportunities for musicians with disabilities, during which participants develop their musical repertoire in an environment that grows friendships, self-esteem, and interpersonal skills while performing for live and virtual audiences.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 9, 2019
Alice Howe, the rising voice of modern folk in the United States, is set to release her debut LP, Visions on May 17th. Produced by iconic fretless bassist, Freebo (Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Loudon Wainwright III, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John), the duo will perform on May 18th at McCabe's in Santa Monica, CA in celebration of the album's release. Ahead of Visions' official debut, the song “You Just Never Know,” premiered on The Bluegrass Situation.  Visions took Howe from her native Boston to Bakersfield, CA where it was recorded with a who's who of west coast musicians.
by Matt Wolf - May 5, 2021
The fabled date is getting nearer!  For months, May 17 has loomed large in the calendar of London theatreland as the signal for playhouses to reopen their doors after a five-month lockdown - a period of closure that has, of course, been much longer in New York for the simple reason that London theaters did at least flicker partially to life last autumn.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Independent Venue Week will return July 12 - 18, 2021 bringing together venues from all across the country for a series of shows and programming in celebration of the spirit of independence. With over 200 venues in 41 states and territories already signed up, Independent Venue Week 2021 continues its rapid growth from years prior.
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 17, 2019
Today, roots-rock renegades The South Austin Moonlighters release their new full-length album, Travel Light. Available everywhere on Station House Records, Travel Light marks a new era for the Moonlighters. In addition to bringing in the New Orleans songwriter Anders Osborne to produce the record, The South Austin Moonlighters manage to connect with each other like never before, unpacking sometimes-heavy subject matter in grin-inducing multi-part harmony; and when Lonnie Trevino (bass), Chris Beall (guitar), Phil Hurley (guitar), and Daniel James (drums) share vocal duties, it's one hell of a blend. The Boot premiered the album's first single, 'Girl From Texas,' hailing SAM as 'one of the best live bands in their home city of Austin.' Most recently, American Songwriter premiered the final single off the record, calling 'Born Lucky' 'a sonically brooding tale of grit, determination and integrity.' Purchase the new record here.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2020
Last night, PEN America spotlighted diverse voices and bestowed $330,000 of transformative support to writers and translators at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards, hosted by Late Night's Seth Meyers at The Town Hall, the biggest venue in the Awards program's 56-year history. The show demonstrated the evolution of the Awards in recent years from a modest auditorium event for winners and their families into a preeminent gathering of writers and publishing luminaries, stars of the stage and screen, and passionate book lovers-or, as Meyers referred to it, 'The Oscars for books.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021
The members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center have announced the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2021 program, sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust, with support from PPAC Annual Fund Donors and WPRI 12.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2019
Full casting is announced today for The Omission of the Family Coleman by Claudio Tolcachir, in a new version by Stella Feehily and directed by Laurence Boswell at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio. Laoisha O'Callaghan, David Crowley, Anne Kent, Evanna Lynch, Rowan Polonski, Robert Mountford, Patrick Moy, Natalie Radmall-Quirke will appear in the UK Premiere which runs from Thursday 28 March to Saturday 27 April with opening night for press on Wednesday 3 April and completes the venue's Season of UK Premieres from the Americas
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2020
Following its tremendously successful run two years ago in Santa Monica, One Way Ticket to Oregon will remount at The Blue Door in Culver City, CA.
by Shari Barrett - Jun 6, 2019
CRE Outreach is pleased to present the World Premiere of POINT OF EXTINCTION, a Science Fiction Political Thriller written by Cosette Ruesga and David Shecter featuring original songs by Laurie Grant. The production is directed by Greg Shane, Artistic Director of CRE Outreach and performed by Theatre by the Blind, the only blind theater company in the country featuring actors doing the improbable with great skill, and by the gifted musicians with autism from Rex & Friends. Performances take place from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, July 7, 2019 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (except dark on Saturday, June 29), and Sundays at 3pm, at The Blue Door, located at 9617 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. This awe-inspiring, production, featuring illusions created by Magic Castle magician Dominik Krzanowski, challenges conventional expectations about the capabilities of individuals who live without sight, struggle with movement, or have difficulty understanding the complexities of social interactions.
by Shari Barrett - Jun 24, 2021
Ever wonder what it's like to be blind? Find out on Thursday, July 29, at 8PM when you join an online/virtual performance, 'Private Eyes: A Blind Experience,' an unforgettable event in which audience members become detectives who must use their senses to help solve a mystery case - all while blindfolded! This hour-long interactive audio drama will be performed entirely by blind actors from ArtsUp! LA's nationally recognized program, Theatre By The Blind.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2020
Last week, in response to the killing of George Floyd in the US and its impact on black Britons, the Bush Theatre approached its wide-ranging community of black artists and asked six of them to respond in the moment, however they saw fit.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019
Casting details are announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of King John and A Museum in Baghdad opening in the Swan Theatre this winter.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021
Can I Live? goes on a confronting, and ultimately uplifting, journey to discover the global majority activists taking a stand. After watching the filmed performance, audiences will be invited to join discussions and think through the future of our planet, as well as being provided with routes into their own activism.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 2, 2020
Calling all horror writers! The second annual Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition is accepting entries from July 1st, 2020. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2019
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that singer-songwriter Will Gregory will compose the music for a new production of William Shakespeare's rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil, King John, directed by Eleanor Rhode.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 9, 2020
BLIND TALENT is a heartfelt dramedy about coming to grips with challenging conformity and social hierarchy to find the beauty in the struggle to achieve your dreams. The story centers on Adrian (Kenny Lee), an actor on the cusp of stardom who has been an employee for the least-reputable studio in Hollywood. Now at the end of a five-year player contract, his recent diagnosis of macular degeneration threatens to abruptly end his budding career. In an attempt to keep his job, Adrian turns to his Aunt Kay (Sheila Walker), a former manager in her own right, and the two work out a day-to-day routine and system to maintain normal appearances. But as Adrian begins to lose more and more of his sight, he must be honest with those around him, and ultimately, himself, proving there is no blind lucka?? only blind talent.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 9, 2020
Last year, Sean McConnell, Garrison Starr, and Peter Groenwald sat down together to collaborate at a songwriting retreat; and while co-writing isn't out of the norm for three established musicians, a certain type of magic and connection made the group realize that this was out of the norm. Something more than just co-writing. The connection that day sparked the three to create their new trio, My Sister, My Brother, and on March 6, the group will release their debut, self-titled EP. Written during the retreat, the album's first single “Nothing Without You,” premiered exclusively today via Billboard, who coined the new band as a “songwriting supergroup.” Beginning next week, My Sister, My Brother will tour the U.S. throughout January before embarking on a European tour in early February. Pre-order digital or pre-save My Sister, My Brother on streaming services here.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 9, 2019
BAFTA has announced the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2019.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 3, 2019
Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, written by Tori Sampson, directed by Leah C. Gardiner, and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, February 15-March 31, 2019 in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the summer season 2020 will include Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Antony & Cleopatra, a two-day event 'Globe 4 Globe: Shakespeare and Climate Emergency', a symposium 'Shakespeare and Race', a Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth with 20,000 free tickets to school children, the return of family festival 'Telling Tales', and a new dramatisation of Ovid's Metamorphoses by our resident writers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020
Oren Safdie, a nationally celebrated playwright of contemporary architecture culture, will have his play, Color Blind, presented as a staged performance at the Center for Architecture in New York. The play was featured at the 2019 Symposium on Race & Architecture at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and recently won the Kevin Tierney Prize for best new English language play in Quebec.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 2, 2019
The month marks the start of my 7th year as a reviewer for Broadway World Los Angeles. With awards season in full bloom each January, many people ask me what my favorite shows were for the previous year. Since I see 3-5 shows per week, that is a difficult and time-consuming task for me to accomplish. But for 2018, I decided to go back through all the 188 reviews/articles I wrote for every show I saw and selected my top shows month-by-month. And what fun it was to go back and select one photo from each of the top 39 shows I selected.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 18, 2019
On April 12, Native Harrow, the indie folk-pop outfit out of New York's Hudson River Valley will release their new album Happier Now via Different Time Records. Today they release the lead single and track 'Can't Go On Like This'.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 17, 2019
New York-based British singer-songwriter Bobby Long's love of The Beatles is evident on his forthcoming new album SULTANS, due from Compass Records on March 1, 2019. The two-part title track that bookends this, his fourth album, playfully pays homage toSgt. Pepper and the music Long heard at home growing up in rural southwest England, while this taut new 10-song set of original material effectively traverses his signature love, loss and heartache milieu. SULTANS finds Long expanding on his spare, singer-songwriter arrangements for a more adventurous Beatle-esque sound with psychedelic flourishes, electric guitar and keys. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2019
The Riverside Opera Company(ROC) and Richmond County Orchestra(RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia presents the 2nd Annual Staten Island Has Talent @NYPL. The performers are winners of open public auditions held by the RCO and ROC . They will sing and perform selections of their choosing. The performance is free and open to the public on Saturday, March 16th at 2:30 p.m. at the RichmondTown branch of the New York Public Library located at 200 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island. For information contact: or call Riverside Opera Company at 212-729-4792.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 21, 2019
U.S.-based British singer-songwriter Bobby Long will begin a two-month tour on Friday, March 1 in support of his new album, SULTANS, which will be released by Compass Records that same day. First up is a show at the City Winery Loft in Manhattan where he will celebrate the album's release with a rare performance backed by a four-piece band. Among the players accompanying him that night will be SULTANS producer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Dawson and recording engineer/drummer Dave Lindsay.
by Leah Tozer - Feb 20, 2019
From mathematics professor Lewis's insomnia and amnesia plagued night emerges a poetic, fragmented and poignant reflection on race, forgetfulness, and legacy enlightened by two fine performances in a thoughtfully directed production from Eleanor Rhode as part of the Ustinov Studio's UK premieres from the Americas.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020
Victor Alli will perform the role of 'V' in the world premiere of Ghost House, a new horror play by Tristan Bernays directed by Andrew Twyman.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2019
Get a first look below at the UK premiere of Blue Door, Tanya Barfield's searing play with music which examines family, identity and the African-American male experience. First seen in the US in 2006, the UK stage premiere, directed by Eleanor Rhode and starring  Ray Fearon and Fehinti Balogun, has its opening night for press this evening and will run at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio until 9 March.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2020
Today PEN America announced the major career achievement honors to be presented at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards.
by Tori Hartshorn - Dec 3, 2018
U.S.-based British singer-songwriter Bobby Long's love of The Beatles is evident on his forthcoming new album SULTANS, due from Compass Records on March 1, 2019. The two-part title track that bookends this, his fourth album, playfully pays homage to Sgt. Pepper and the music Long heard at home growing up in rural southwest England, while this taut new 10-song set of original material effectively traverses Long's signature love, loss and heartache milieu.
by BWW Special - Dec 21, 2018
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MISS SAIGON, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and More!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2018
This poetic new play with music follows Ed, a gay Jesuit priest who leaves the Catholic church to reconcile with his estranged brother in an isolated and icy township in Alaska. As Ed confronts his tragic past and tenuous future, he unexpectedly finds love beneath the starry Alaskan sky, and support from an unlikely ally. Introducing an auspicious new voice in American theatre, The Hour of Great Mercy by Miranda Rose Hall, is a tender, insightful and compassionate story about our collective relationship to illness, family, and redemption.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 17, 2019
Grammy-nominated musician Brent Cobb will tour extensively next year including a series of intimate acoustic dates as well as select newly confirmed full-band shows. a?oeA Night of Fine Acoustic Country Music with Brent Cobba?? will bring Cobb to seated venues across the countrya?"stripped down with an accompanista?"allowing fans to hear the songs as he originally wrote them, while the new a?oeBrent Cobb and Thema?? run includes stops at Birmingham's Saturn on April 3 and Decatur's Princess Theatre Center on April 4 as well as the grand opening of Brooklyn Bowl Nashville on April 2. See below for full 2020 tour details.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2018
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2018
The award-winning absurdist comedy The Omission of the Family Coleman by Claudio Tolcachir, in a new version by Stella Feehily, is announced as the third and final production in A Season of UK Premieres from the Americas at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio. The play will be directed by Laurence Boswell and will run from 28 March to 27 April 2019 with opening night for press on 3 April.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2019
The Strand Theater Company proudly opens its 12th consecutive season as the company celebrating women's diverse voices and perspectives with the production of Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield, directed by K. Tony Korol-Evans.
by BWW Special - Apr 26, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Jenn Colella in PETER PAN, Patti LuPone, DEAR EVAN HANSEN London, and More!
by Shari Barrett - Apr 22, 2019
CRE Outreach presents the World Premiere of Silent Torment, an original play written by U.S. Air Force MSgt, Daniel P. Ruffino, featuring Asia Davis, winner of California Idol, and starring nine military veterans from Veterans Empowerment Theatre (VET). VET presents a first-hand view of the military experience in its rawest form, unfiltered by press, politics, or military censorship, thus giving audiences greater insight into the difficulty facing veterans returning from deployment, exposing the inner turmoil of the lasting scars, both external and internal, endured from combat.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 10, 2020
Pop Tarts are an anytime favorite for breakfast, snacking or even dessert. You can easily make them at home with this recipe by acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Geoffrey Zakarian. Be creative and enjoy!