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East 13th Street/CSC Theatre

(New York, NY)
136 East 13th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016
In Robert Askins' Hand to God, when sock puppet, Tyrone, takes on a wickedly funny and shockingly dangerous personality all his own, the introverted teenager, Jason, who created him finds his world turned inside out. Crude, lewd Tyrone has a knack for telling the truth Jason never could and his small Texas town and Christian puppet club will never be the same in this riotous Broadway hit comedy... Warning: Graphic puppet sex and devilish behavior (so leave the kids at home).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017
Enigmatic and heralded DJ/producer Dannic unveils the anthemic 'Alive' featuring Irish-born singer Mahkenna.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016
The Public Theater's MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet officially opens at the The Public Theater's Shiva Theater tonight, September 22, for a run through Sunday, October 9. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017
Acrobatic Conundrum is making their way to Colorado for a trio of performances in Denver and Boulder debuting their hit show Love and Gravity.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
"Think of these memories as sharp slivers embedded in the soul."International City Theatre presents a gripping drama about war refugees haunted by the death of their loved ones - and by memories of the things they had to do to survive.A Splintered Soul by Long Beach-based playwright Alan L. Brooks opens Oct. 19 atInternational City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016
The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017
Critics are calling Acrobatic Conundrum one of the most important artistic voices in the modern circus uprising. This December, they're returning to their hometown of Seattle, to debut an astounding array of gravity-defying new works.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Sheffield's award-winning Forced Entertainment return to HOME following their debut at the Manchester arts centre in 2017 with Real Magic performing Out of Order, which plays for three performances, Wednesday 13 - Friday 15 November 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
"Think of these memories as sharp slivers embedded in the soul."International City Theatre presents a gripping drama about war refugees haunted by the death of their loved ones - and by memories of the things they had to do to survive.A Splintered Soul by Long Beach-based playwright Alan L. Brooks opens Oct. 19 atInternational City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016
This spoof on Shakespeare's Macbeth asks, 'How far would you go for your child?' For Genevra and Joshua Bradley, the question is no longer hypothetical. Their three-year-old son, Mac, is next on the waiting list to get into the Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy-and everyone knows once you're in there, your life will unfold with glorious ease. Josh and Gen have had to scramble all their lives to get this far…and now they are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: The Right Pre-School. You may never look at pre-school-or pesto-the same way again…
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017
The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run tonight, November 4, through December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Hadestown is officially coming to Broadway, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: off-Broadway openings of TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY and THE FOUNTAINHEAD, #GivingTuesday, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
It's that time. Holiday family gatherings. Maybe it's a time to catch up and feel the a?oeholya?? in the day, or maybe it's a disastrous example of the great American dysfunctional family. Join Terese Svoboda, Huda Al-Marashi, and Catherine Woodard as they contemplatea?"and celebratea?" their honest, sometimes brutal, but always beautiful, writing about family matters. Readings will be followed by a moderated roundtable and audience discussion. Refreshments are complimentary.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley closes its 2015/2016 season with the explosive new dramatic comedy, The Velocity of Autumn. This tender-hearted play by Eric Coble centers on an elderly artist locked in a volatile showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. In a wry, spirited quest to 'not go gently' into a retirement home, Alexandra barricades herself in her brownstone with enough homemade Molotov cocktails to blow the entire block sky-high as she negotiates the terms of her future with a long-estranged son who has battles of his own. The Velocity of Autumn was declared 'Wickedly funny and wonderfully touching' by Broadway World and 'A tale that could resonate with a broad range of audiences as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day' by Variety. This production will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli with performances June 1-June 26 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016
 Fan & Friends presents THE KINDNESS PROJECT, a work-in-progress presentation by Mabou Mines' 2015-2016 Resident Artist Chongren Fan, at the Flamboyan Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002), on Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30pm and Friday, June 3rd at 8:30pm. Check out photos from rehearsal below.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben.
by Roy Berko - Mar 30, 2019
Cleveland Height resident Eric Coble is the area's most prolific and successful contemporary playwright. His scripts have been produced locally, as well as on- and off -Broadway, and at a significant number of national theaters.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018
The much-loved Pleasance London has undergone an exciting refurbishment and opens its third theatre space, the 80-seat 'Downstairs'. The Pleasance in Islington has been an integral part of London's Off-West End theatre community for over two decades; an important part of London's theatre scene, Pleasance remains a home for great new theatre and comedy. The recent appointment of Head of Theatre, Nic Connaughton, also marks a fresh new direction for the theatre programme as Pleasance further develop and present outstanding new work.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018
Laguna Playhouse is proud to announce a very special event, the Coyote Stageworks, Founding Artistic Director Chuck Yates, production of Bets Malone starring as Mae West in DIRTY BLONDE, written by Claudia Shear and directed James W. Gruessing, Jr.. DIRTY BLONDE will perform six performances only, Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29 at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017
???????Many of the entertainment industries brightest talents have cut their teeth in Edinburgh in August at the Pleasance. This year an innovative new mobile venue joins the bright ideas presented on the world's stage this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018
Market Garden Theatre kicks off 2018 with the Minnesota premiere of My Barking Dog by Eric Coble, a dynamic and thought-provoking piece on our role within nature and its role in us. Directed by Market Garden Theatre's Artistic Director, Lucas Skjaret, My Barking Dog will play April 20 - 29 at the Crane Theater's studio space in NE Minneapolis.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016
TUTS Underground presents the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning tonight, March 17, in Houston.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham presents the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben, beginning today, June 1.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018
Laurie Frey's 'Unbeatable' will return to NYC for a One-Night Only Benefit Reading on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 7PM at The Irene Diamond Stage. Broadway star Jenn Colella ('Come from Away') stars as Tracy Boyd, the role she originated.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
After presenting critically acclaimed productions of Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, & The Wild Party, Little Triangle will present its fourth musical, NINE, in September for a strictly limited 2-week season at the Seymour Centre, featuring a cast of 1 man, 17 women, and 1 child to be announced at a future date.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016
Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Since its founding in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company has distinguished itself as one of the country's leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017
???????Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)'s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the selection of six Northeast Ohio-based artists for 2016-2017 Season artistic fellowships.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Adult in the Room,” a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will receive its world premiere Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, starring acclaimed Broadway, television and film actress Orlagh Cassidy.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018
General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today launched the General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, which asks youth to share their ideas to help solve the challenge of feeding a growing world population. Feeding Better Futures will serve as a catalyst in addressing hunger relief and sustainable agriculture issues by championing the bright ideas of today's youth. Young innovators are invited to pitch their in-action solutions for the opportunity to present at the Aspen Ideas Festival, be partnered with industry mentors, and earn up to $50,000 to further their program and education.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
a?oeThe Adult in the Room,a?? a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will receive its world premiere Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, starring acclaimed Broadway, television and film actress Orlagh Cassidy. Directed by Heather Arnson and Conor Bagley, the play is produced by Tony/Emmy/Olivier Award-winning producer Jim Kierstead (a?oeKinky Boots,a?? a?oePippin,a?? a?oeHadestowna??) Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Karn (a?oeMatt Shepard is a Friend of Minea??) and Broadway producer William Fernandez (a?oeThe Inheritance,a?? a?oeThe Great Cometa??). Previews begin Jan. 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
The Wider Earth - the critically acclaimed drama about the young Charles Darwin's expedition on HMS Beagle playing at the custom-built theatre in the Jerwood Gallery at London's Natural History Museum until 24 February - will hold a special VIP Gala Night on 12 February 2019. The gala, hosted by Julia Bradbury, will be held to celebrate Charles Darwin's 210th birthday, and will support The Queen's Commonwealth Trust and the production's official charitable partner The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016
TUTS Underground just announced the full cast for the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning next month in Houston.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
2019 is a significant year for Ovalhouse as it marks their final year programming theatre in their current home, before an exciting nine months, staging performances in unusual locations, prior to moving into their new space in Brixton. Ovalhouse's Spring Season 2019 presents two full length shows and five FiRST BiTES as their theme of care and, most importantly, survival is further explored to strengthen the theatre's important principles of nurturing emerging artists.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
'The Adult in the Room,' a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will receive its world premiere Jan. 26 at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, starring Broadway, television and film actress Orlagh Cassidy.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016
Irish Arts Center, which projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present Voices Carry: A Celebration of Women Writing, December 6. Organized by author and playwright Honor Molloy and directed by Kira Simring, the event features Ms. Molloy and actors Gina Costigan, Angel Desai and Orlagh Cassidy in dramatic readings of 20th Century works spanning a variety of forms, including memoir, novels, poetry, drama, and radio. The featured texts-by renowned contemporary authors Anne Enright andEdna O'Brien; playwright Gina Moxley; and late writers including Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, and Claire McAllister-explore the humor, depth, and resilience of Irish and Irish American women.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
Kids' imaginations are endless -full of optimism and ideas that can help make the world a better place. Jif knows great things happen when you nourish kids' potential and fuel their imaginations. That's why Jif, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and mom and actress Hilary Duff, isexcited to announce the return of the 'Imagine If, With Jif' contest in 2018. The contest is dedicated to supporting kids' entrepreneurial and creative ideas by providing grants to families and chapters for the opportunity to spread more love into the world.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016
Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor.
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 Javier Palacios - Aug 22, 2018
Muchas veces, el público en general obvia la importancia del programa de mano. Este panfleto que se nos otorga cada vez que entramos a un montaje, muchas veces contiene información que puede resultar de mucha utilidad o interés. Muchas veces, incluso puede llegar a ofrecer un mensaje emotivo por parte de los creativos, o... ¿una reflexión transgresora?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017
Acrobatic Conundrum kicks off their western states tour in Portland this September with their hit show Love and Gravity.
by Michael Dale - Apr 7, 2019
As with setting a Shakespeare comedy in outer space or a Wagner opera in a subway station, director Daniel Fish's jaunty riff on Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's 1943 classic Oklahoma! may not look or sound the way the authors imagined, but it's a lot more faithful to its source than other musical revivals that seem determined to rewrite history.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2018
Award-winning pioneer playwright Qui Nguyen brilliantly chronicles the love story of his parents' meeting in an Arkansas refugee center after fleeing Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975. It's a buddy story, an all-American romance, and a motorcycle road-trip adventure that reexamines how we think about the heroes and victims of the Vietnam War. Vietgone skips through time and roams the globe with snarky humor, hip-hop, and lots of sex. It's one ironic, foul-mouthed, bad-ass new play.
by Javier Palacios - Apr 18, 2017
En la descripción de este espectáculo, resalta el siguiente comentario de producción: 'Ante la prohibición de salir de su nativo Irán, Nassim Soleimanpour escribió esta obra que viajó por todo el mundo en su lugar. Cada función es única: un actor diferente cada noche con un texto que nunca leyó en un sobre sellado sobre el escenario. Una obra que no requiere ser ensayada ni dirigida, sólo una actriz o un actor diferente por función. Un audaz experimento teatral'.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
TUTS Underground presents the cast of the Heathers: The Musical, which makes its Houston debut on April 28, 2016. Based on the 1989 cult classic film, this musical is a dark, delicious story of the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High - Heather, Heather and Heather. Veronica Sawyer, the only non-Heather of the clique, rejects their ruthless regime when she falls for bad boy J.D. who wants to see all the Heathers six feet under.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
Local high-school seniors and aspiring playwrights, Addison Antonoff, William Miner, and Carter A. Prentiss have been chosen by Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) as prizewinners of its inaugural Student Playwright Festival. Each playwright is awarded a $500 scholarship and is paired with a Houston-based playwright as a mentor to fine-tune the plays and prepare the plays for production. The students will be guests of honor as their plays are performed at the MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston on June 6, 2018.