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Public Servant - 2019 - Off-Broadway

In Public Servant, Ed has been newly elected as County Commissioner. Ed is one of the good ones. With his daughter Hannah by his side, he is going to change the world -- or at least his little corner of it. Meanwhile, all world-weary Miriam needs is for a city inspector to sign off on some paperwork. Disillusioned with the system but desperate, she turns to Ed for help with what should be a simple request. But in the world of politics, is anything ever simple?

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by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 27, 2017
Rarely has the lowly and much-maligned post-show talkback received as much attention as it has since it was revealed that David Mamet was prohibiting them during productions of his plays. Inspired by Mr. Mamet's decision while honoring his prohibition, in this series of public discussions critic and journalist Jeremy M. Barker and director Patrice Miller bring together diverse practitioners to explore issues raised by Mr. Mamet's long career through their own experiences. The guests for this second session in the series, on Sunday, Oct. 15, are writer Leonard Jacobs (The Clyde Fitch Report), writer Colleen Werthman and playwright Amina Henry. Each will explore artists' powers, limitations, and challenges in defining the experience of their works.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2019
This fall, The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street in NYC), will present three special events focused on leaders from the sports world who have made a difference.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 30, 2020
Meet some of Newark, New Jersey's brightest creative talent. Instagram Live visitors can join the conversation with the young innovators who've made Newark's tight-knit community one of the most diverse, interesting, and active in the state.
by Robert Diamond - Oct 26, 2017
by David Sousa Lopes - Oct 19, 2020
Our first play of the season was Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, the realist masterpiece which gave us one of the most psychologically complex characters of the late 19th century.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 18, 2020
The election is right around the corner, and Broadway is showing up to the party. Countless artists have already raised their voices to call for change and inspire people around to world to vote... and they aren't finished yet. Check out some of the most anticipated upcoming events that combine the Broadway stars you love with the most important issues on the moment.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2020
Broadway for Biden's 5th Town Hall event will stream online this Saturday, October 17 at 2:00pm EST. Christine Bruno (Public Servant), Sofiya Cheyenne (Loudermilk), Gardiner Comfort (The Elephant in Every Room I Enter), Ryan Haddad (Hi, Are You Single?), and Alexandria Wailes (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf).
by Stephi Wild - Nov 20, 2019
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) celebrated its 39th anniversary with more than 480 members of the community at the 2019 Legacy Awards Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on November 13.
by Michael Dale - Nov 11, 2018
'We are a great country,' presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assured his supporters in a speech given moments after winning the Democratic Party's 1968 California primary and moments before he was assassinated while leaving the celebration at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel.
by Shari Barrett - Nov 1, 2020
KRISTINA WONG FOR PUBLIC OFFICE is a 75-minute comedic performance that crosses the aesthetics of campaign rallies, church revivals, and solo theater shows to tell the story of what it means to run for local office, the history of voting, and the impact artists can have on democracy. The subject matter reflects Kristina Wong’s experience as an actual elected representative of Koreatown, Los Angeles. But before she created this raucous show about her current stint in Public Office, Wong was a scrappy performance artist with a bright future in reality television. So which career better suits her talents? Perhaps both!
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
Sonia Manzano, who spent 44 years performing as Maria and writing for  the popular and enduring children's television series Sesame Street, and who was recently featured in the new documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street will begin performances tonight in this live outdoor production of Shakespeare's The Tempest in New York. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
NY State Senator Brad Hoylman, who is currently running to be the next Manhattan Borough President, has a long history supporting the performing arts and cultural institutions in New York City. André De Shields, Judy Kuhn, Liz Calloway, Ryann Redmond, Telly Lueng, Seth Rudetsky, and more have come together signing a letter of endorsement.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 29, 2019
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series). 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 26, 2021
Molière in the Park free staged readings of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's TARTUFFE, directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien, opens tonight, May 26, and will continue through May 30, 2021.
by - May 25, 2019
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/25/2019.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2019
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series). Directed by Geordie Broadwater, the production stars Chris Henry Coffey (Broadway's Bronx Bombers, David Schwimmer's Trust opposite Clive Owen and Viola Davis), Christine Bruno (Jose Rivera's adaption of The Maids, Bekah Brunstetter's Forgotten Corners of Your Dark, Dark Place with TBTB) and newcomer Anna Lentz in her Off-Broadway debut. The play is the second part of a trilogy of plays by Brunstetter that kicked off with The Cake in February at Manhattan Theatre Club. Previews for PUBLIC SERVANT begin May 25 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre with opening night on Thursday, June 6.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 24, 2018
Today, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) continues its 22-year legacy of providing a platform for diverse storytelling and emerging filmmakers, by announcing the 2018 official selections in all screening categories. The festival returns to Miami Beach, FL from June 13-17. 
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2021
Molière in the Park, co-presenting with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), and in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, will present free staged readings of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's TARTUFFE, directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien, May 26 - 30, 2021.
by - May 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/18/2019.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 15, 2018
TEDxAsburyPark "Passion," one of the largest and highest-rated TEDx conferences on the east coast, is set to take the stage at the legendary Paramount Theatre on Saturday, May 19th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
On Thursday, May 13th, Gale Brewer, City Council Candidate in District 6, will host “Broadway & Beyond for Brewer”, a star-studded virtual fundraiser with performances and appearances by fan favorites from the screen and Broadway stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020
A rich and complicated portrait of people with disabilities (and the stereotypes that accompany them), COAL MINE THEATRE is has announced its upcoming presentation of Martyna Majok's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama COST OF LIVING, directed by Ted Dykstra. Making its much-anticipated Toronto Premiere, the play features rich performances by established and emerging talents Christine Bruno, Jessica Grossi, Tony Nappo, and Sean Towgood. Presented at COAL MINE THEATRE, April 5 - May 3, 2020 (Opening night April 8, 2020).
by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2018
TEDxAsburyPark, one of the largest and highest-rated TEDx conference on the East Coast, today announced the first dozen speakers who will speak at the Saturday, May 19th "Passion" event held at the Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Speakers, who will perform for an audience of 1500, will include a supermodel-turned-feminist advocate, leading dancers and choreographers, explorers, business leaders, an LGBTQ pioneer, a "comic book man," and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017
Today, June 9th, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and noted historian and Harvard lecturer Dr. Timothy McCarthy in a conversation about the history and cultural impact of the censored 1923 Broadway production of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance and the new Broadway play inspired by it, this season's Tony-nominated Indecent.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017
This July and August, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Alec Guinness: An Actor for All Seasons, a retrospective featuring eight screenings highlighting one of British cinema's most versatile actors, Alec Guinness (1914-2000).
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2018
In 2017, Guelph's Andrew McPherson and Toronto-based Lenka Lichtenberg first joined forces when they co-created a project called 'Lenkkodek', which combined material from Lenka's extensive catalogue with Andrew's remixing and production sensibilities. The result was a thorough reinvention of Lenka's material, exploring the worlds of dub, electronica, jazz and ambient music. The first track, 'Open my Eyes' was featured as CBC's Song of the Week, and, on the song 'Still Hopeful', the two artists created their first-ever original collaborative work.
by - Jun 1, 2019
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/1/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017
This July and August, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Alec Guinness: An Actor for All Seasons, a retrospective featuring eight screenings highlighting one of British cinema's most versatile actors, Alec Guinness (1914-2000).
by Marianka Swain - Jan 26, 2018
'Heads.' One word, and one coin toss, decides which roles Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams will play on the night: the titular Mary, or her rival Elizabeth I. Last night Williams took the latter - the company immediately bowing to her. It was a comic moment that underlined a key theme: fortune is fickle, and power is a mirage.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2019
On Saturday 9th February, the much-loved LGBTQI+ storytelling night, Queerstories, is heading West to Riverside Theatres for one night only as part of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 16, 2019
Starting February 7, 2019, Milagro presents the North American Premiere of Alberto Cañas Escalante's La Segua, with original music by Carlos Escalante Macaya directed by Roy Antonio Arauz. La Segua runs from February 7 to March 2, 2019 in the Milagro Theatre.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2019
As Seattle Opera gears up to present The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the company is asking hard questions about the effects of Big Tech, both in Jobs' life, and in our rapidly expanding community. Prior to the production's Feb. 23 - March 9 run at McCaw Hall, the public is invited to join the dialogue at two free panel discussions. Both events take place in Tagney Jones Hall, in the newly opened Opera Center.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 9, 2021
Epic Theatre Company is presenting its first, full-length virtual reading of “Mayor Pete” written and performed by Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli. The event will stream Live on Epic's Facebook at 7pm on Monday, February 15.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019
On Today 9th February, the much-loved LGBTQI+ storytelling night, Queerstories, is heading West to Riverside Theatres for one night only as part of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Starting February 7, 2019, Milagro presents the North American Premiere of Alberto Cañas Escalante's La Segua, with original music by Carlos Escalante Macaya directed by Roy Antonio Arauz. La Segua runs from February 7 to March 2, 2019 in the Milagro Theatre.
by Jade Kops - Feb 23, 2018
Director Daniel Lammin brings Tommy Murphy's award winning Australian play STRANGERS IN BETWEEN back to the Sydney stage to consider what has and hasn't changed for young people trying to find their place in society. 
by Tori Hartshorn - Dec 29, 2017
Luann de Lesseps is heading to rehab after her recent arrest.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 27, 2019
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents The Rights of It All, a community conversation presented as part of FST's Suffragist Project. A Co-presentation of the Boxser Diversity Initiative and FST, this event will examine ways the movements behind women's suffrage, LGBTQ+ rights, and women's rights intersect. This panel discussion will take place on January 7, 2020 in FST's Gompertz Theatre at 5PM. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For reservations and more information, visit floridastudiotheatre.org.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2019
The Turbine Theatre in Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of the iconic Battersea Power Station, announces an exciting and diverse Spring 2020 season, which includes the programming of a variety of new work and emerging talent from visiting companies, as well as the transfer of one of the Edinburgh Festival's 2019 hit shows, #HonestAmy.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 18, 2017
The Minty Organization for the Performing Arts, the non-profit which oversees The Minty Awards, has announced honorees for the 5th Minty Awards Dinner Gala to be held Thursday, January 11 at 7pm at Nicotra's Ballroom, The Hilton Garden Inn.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 12, 2019
Nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Doug Mishler performs as Teddy Roosevelt for three events at the Greenville Winter Chautauqua Festival Jan 31 a?" Feb 2, 2020, in Greenville and Fountain Inn, SC. Prior to the performances, AV Huff presents a special Chautauqua Talk about Teddy Roosevelt's life Jan 14, 2020 in Greenville.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017
This July and August, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Alec Guinness: An Actor for All Seasons, a retrospective featuring eight screenings highlighting one of British cinema's most versatile actors, Alec Guinness (1914-2000).
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 31, 2018
Majestic Repertory Theatre continues their third season in the Las Vegas Arts District with a full-scale immersive experience: MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2019
Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown are proud to announce Nightwood Theatre's 2019/20 season. Marking our 40th year as Toronto's preeminent feminist theatre company, we have curated an electric lineup of productions that bravely and playfully examine politics, privilege, power, and progress. Offering up three world premieres born out of creative collaboration from Common Boots Theatre, Aluna Theatre, and Nightwood's own Write from the Hip program, as well as a Toronto premiere from Governor-General Award-nominated playwright, Karen Hines, Nightwood is proud to step into this landmark season with a focus on the future of contemporary Canadian theatre.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 25, 2019
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series).
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2019
Today, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and women.nyc (NYCEDC) announced that artist team Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous has been selected to design a new monument honoring Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to serve in Congress. The design proposed by the artists, called Our Destiny, Our Democracy, was selected through the City's Percent for Art program, and will now be refined as it proceeds through additional community input and public review. The monument is the first to be commissioned as part of the She Built NYC program, which seeks to expand representation of women in the City's public art collection. The Shirley Chisolm monument will be installed in Prospect Park by the end of 2020.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 22, 2019
The Off-Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off-Broadway producing process on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
by Robert Diamond - Apr 14, 2018
Fort Lauderdale Mayor and LGBTQ Advocate Dean Trantalis will be the recipient of the first-ever Pride Center at Equality Park 'Alan Schubert Award of Excellence ' during the fourth annual Diversity Honors presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida at 7 p.m. on April 27 at the Hard Rock Event Center. The globally renowned gala benefitting Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park will also recognize Dolores Huerta, preeminent leader of the Latino, Labor and Women's Civil Rights Movement, with the Harvey Milk Foundation Honors Medal plus honor Craig Stevens, WSVN-TV anchor, David Richardson, Florida State Representative serving District 113 and current primary candidate for Congress in Florida's 27th District and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance for their local efforts in making a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBTQ community.