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Theatre for a New City (New York, NY)
155 First Avenue

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Heather Smiley for President, a new musical comedy, is being presented by Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, as a world premiere with book and lyrics by Tom Attea and music composed by Arthur Abrams.

As timely as today's headlines, the musical spotlights Heather Smiley, a female Democratic candidate, as she struggles to present herself in a winning way against a growing field of Republican and Democratic candidates. Her husband, Bob, who has already been the President, supports her equal right to be the President. As one lyric states, they'll be "the first mates to be Presidents of the United States."


Theatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Also opening this weekend are three new one act plays by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Directed by Eduardo Machado Starring Sharon Ullrick, Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Lighting Design: Alexander Bartenieff  Costume Design: Michael Bevins Stage Manager: Fran Acuna-Almiron From two old friends who seem to have fallen for the same man.... again, to a chance meeting on a park bench, to a showdown between two theatrical giants, LIFE MASKS is a collection of one acts celebrating that even though you might now be of a certain age, you still can fight for what you believe (more...)

New Musical THE FOLK SINGER Begins at Theater for the New City Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of THE FOLK SINGER, a new musical about contemporary times, which opens on Sunday, October 9th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). Previews begin tonight, September 29th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE FOLK SINGER at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The cast for the world premiere of THE FOLK SINGER, presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) has been announced. The new musical about contemporary times is set to open Sunday, October 9th, with previews beginning Thursday, September 29th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

New Musical HEATHER SMILEY FOR PRESIDENT to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Theater for the New City (Executive Director, Crystal Field) presents the world premiere of the musical comedy Heather Smiley for President, which will begin previews on Thursday, October 1st, at the Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street), with an opening set for Sunday, October 11th.    The musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante and choreographed by Angela Harriell. Heather Smiley for President will play a limited engagement through October 25th. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors) and can be purchased online at www.TheaterfortheNewCity.net or http://www.smarttix.com or at the box office and by calling 212-254-1109.   (more...)

THE FOLK SINGER Opens at at Theater for the New City, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

THE FOLK SINGER, a new musical about contemporary times, opens on Sunday, October 9th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors and students.) Box office: 212.254.1109, SmartTix: 212.868.4444 or purchase online at www.smarttix.com. (more...)

TNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley for President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). (more...)

Norman Shabel's A CLASS ACT to Premiere at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel will have its world premiere atThe Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway).  Performances will begin on Friday, Monday, March 21 at 8pm and continue in a limited engagement through April 13. **This is an Equity Approved Showcase. (more...)

New Musical THE FOLK SINGER to Premiere at Theater for the New City This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of THE FOLK SINGER, a new musical about contemporary times, which opens on Sunday October 9th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). (more...)