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59E59 Theatres [Theatre B] (New York, NY)
59 E. 59th St.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes

Tuesdays: 7:15pm
Wednesdays: 7:15pm
Thursdays: 7:15pm
Fridays: 7:15pm
Saturdays: 2:15pm and 7:15pm
Sundays: 2:15pm
Please Note: There will be no performance on Sunday, February 11 at 2:15pm. There will be an additional performance on Sunday, February 11 at 7:15pm.

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59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of SOME OLD BLACK MAN, written by James Anthony Tyler and directed Joe Cacaci. Produced by Berkshire Playwrights Lab, SOME OLD BLACK MAN begins performances on Thursday, February 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 4.

College Professor Calvin Jones moves his 82-year-old father Donald - an ailing but doggedly independent, blue-collar Southern farmer - from Greenwald, Mississippi into his Harlem penthouse. An argument over what to eat for breakfast turns into a generational clash over race, opportunity, and a decision that Calvin made years ago.


6th Annual Fire This Time Festival Set for January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Now in it's sixth season, The Fire This Time Festival will welcome seven new playwrights into the family, January 19-February 8 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Aziza Barnes (me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, published by Button Poetry Press), Rod Gailes OBC (COLORS: Dream Of the MASTA), Julienne L. Hairston (Ababuo in Project Y's Racey Play Reading Festival), Daaimah Mubashshir (Video Clare with Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Azure D. Osborne-Lee (member of EMERGENYC and Rising Circle Theater Collective's INKtank), Larry Powell (Dreams of a Prophet) and James Anthony Tyler (Some Old Black Man starring Arthur French at La MaMa). These playwrights will present an evening of ten-minute plays, each inspired by one of Alex Harsley's original photographs. More of Harsley's pieces will be featured at the TFTT festival kick-off event this fall, in which he and the playwrights will be introduced to the Horse Trade Theater Group and 4th Street Arts Block community. (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Roger Robinson Passes Away Age 78
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Tony Award-winning actor Roger Robinson died Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Escondido, California from a complicated heart condition. He was 78. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Tony Winner Roger Robinson
by Walter McBride - Oct 1, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Tony Award-winning actor Roger Robinson died Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Escondido, California from a complicated heart condition. He was 78. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5
by Audition Roundup - Nov 5, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 5, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

John Glover, Neil LaBute Festival, Adam Rapp's THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES and More Set for 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

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Keen Company Announces 2018 KEEN TEENS FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Today Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein of the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company announced the Twelfth Season of Keen Teens. This season's offerings will be Winifred & Myrtle Go to High School by Leah Nanako Wrinkler, directed by Michael Goldfried; Around 2 by James Anthony Tyler, directed by Estefania Fadul; and The Caribbean Queen with book & lyrics by Jamie Cowperthwait, music & lyrics by Salomon Lerner, directed and choreographed by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz with musical direction by Salomon Lerner. An-Lin Dauber will provide scenic design, with costume design by Karen Boyer, lighting design by Kate August and sound design by Karl Berntson. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Names New Core Writers, 2015-16 Many Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

?The Playwrights' Center has introduced eight new Core Writers, as well as the 2015-16 Many Voices Fellows, Many Voices Mentees, and Core Apprentices. These writers will join the continuing Core Writers and the previously announced 2015-16 Jerome Fellows, McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, and McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient as the Center's season of playwrights. McKnight Theater Artist Fellows will be announced in June. (more...)

SPACE on Ryder Farm Announces Lineup for 2017 Working Farm Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 221 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, NY, announces its lineup for the 2017 Working Farm Reading Series to be held at Playwrights Horizons in New York City April 3-7, 2017. All readings are free, and farm-fresh bites inspired by the plays and prepared by SPACE chefs will be served at each reading. (more...)

James Anthony Tyler's Timely Comedy DOLPHINS AND SHARKS Debuts Tonight at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for February 9 - March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

London's Thriller THE WOMAN IN BLACK Takes the Stage at the Royal George Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful - and terrifying - theatre events ever staged, and it's coming to shock audiences in Chicago this fall. The Woman in Black - London's long-running West End play -  will open at Chicago's Royal George Theatre in November with all the stage thrills that have led audiences in London to shriek in fear for 30 years. (more...)

Capital Stage to Present New Works Festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION with staged readings of four brand-new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created Playwrights' Revolution to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. (more...)

Capital Stage to Present New Works Festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION with staged readings of four brand-new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created Playwrights' Revolution to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. (more...)

James Anthony Tyler Recipient Of 2018 Horton Foote Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

The Dramatists Guild of America is proud to announce they will present the 2018 Horton Foote Playwriting Award to playwright James Anthony Tyler at the Dramatists Guild's awards presentations in 2018. This year's award finalist is Fernanda Coppel. The Richenthal Foundation is again sponsoring the award. (more...)

James Anthony Tyler's Timely Comedy DOLPHINS AND SHARKS to Debut at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for February 9 - March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

John Glover, Neil LaBute Festival, Adam Rapp's THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES and More Set for 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

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James Anthony Tyler's Timely Comedy DOLPHINS AND SHARKS Debuts Tonight at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

LAByrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for tonight, February 9, through March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

Breaking: Carmen Cusack, Steven Pasquale, Matthew Broderick & More Will Star in New Shows at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced the Williamstown Theatre Festival 2018 Summer Season, the 64th Season for the Tony® Award-winning theatre company, which will include three world premiere plays, a world premiere musical, and much more. (more...)

Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

Audible Will Award $5 Million in Commissions to Emerging Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Audible Inc., the world's largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the first class of theater commissions selected to receive support from its fund dedicated to the commission and development of innovative English-language works from playwrights around the globe. Announced earlier this year, the $5 million fund will enable the creation of one- and two-person audio plays driven by language and voice, in keeping with Audible's core commitment to elevating listening experiences through powerful performances of brilliantly composed words. (more...)

Wendell Pierce and Roger Robinson to Star in NYC Premiere of SOME OLD BLACK MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of Some Old Black Man, written byJames Anthony Tyler and directed Joe Cacaci. Produced by Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Some Old Black Man begins performances on Thursday, February 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 4. (more...)

Casting Announced for the European Premiere of DOLPHINS AND SHARKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

"My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don't have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold my people doesn't mean I don't got African roots." (more...)

Theater Masters Presents Fifth Annual Take Ten 5/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

Aspen's acclaimed Theater Masters will present its fifth annual "Take 10," an evening of nine 10-minute plays from award-winning MFA graduate playwriting students across the country as part of its National MFA Playwrights competition on May 3- 7th at Off-Broadway's The Wild Project (195 E 3rd St). (more...)

Berkshire Playwrights Lab's Expanded Programming And Season Kick-off Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2018

Berkshire Playwrights Lab (BPL) will celebrate the kickoff of the summer season with a benefit Gala on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the historic Wyantenuck Country Club, located at 46 West Sheffield Road in Great Barrington. The evening, a celebration of eleven years of original plays, expanded programming and affordable professional theater, includes light dinner fare, a silent auction, and a short surprise performance. Gala tickets are $125 per person and are available directly through BPL at 413.528.2544 or via email or mail (please see BerkshirePlaywrightsLab.com for details). Underwriter tickets are $250 per person and Sponsor tickets are $500 per person, both of which will help support the expanded 2018 season and give the patrons special recognition in the season playbill and at the readings. (more...)

Theater Masters Presents Fifth Annual Take 10 May 3-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011

Aspen's acclaimed Theater Masters will present its fifth annual "Take 10," an evening of nine 10-minute plays from award-winning MFA graduate playwriting students across the country as part of its National MFA Playwrights competition on May 3- 7th at Off-Broadway's The Wild Project (195 E 3rd St). (more...)

Amoralists Announce 2018-2019 Season - 4 New Intersecting Plays & Graphic Novels
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Amoralists (James Kautz, Artistic Director) announce their 11th season, RICOCHET: An Amoralists Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic. RICOCHET will feature four boundary-pushing original, intersecting plays that follow a community as it copes with the aftermath of a mass shooting. Written by The Amoralists 2018/2019 'WRIGHT CLUB playwrights, Gabriel Jason Dean, Charly Evon Simpson, and James Anthony Tyler, the season will include four complementary original graphic novels created by Danica Novgorodoff. (more...)

Fire This Time Festival In Association With Frigid New York Presents New Works Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Obie-award winning The Fire This Time Festival (http://www.firethistimefestival.com/), in association with Frigid New York @ Horse Trade, is presenting readings of three plays and a screenplay that were developed in its New Works Lab, and they will be held over two days: Thursday May 3, and May 4, 2018, at the Sheen Center in Studio B, located at 18 Bleecker St (between Mott St. and Elizabeth St.) in New York City.   (more...)

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