The Bench

$29-$39

Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980's. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery, from Daphne Arthur's graphic novel adaptation of the play, and audio design is by world re-known composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. It's a unique and fresh solo theatre piece wherein one actor plays five characters, written in dialogue form, not traditional 'monologue black out, monologue black out' traditional solo theatre form.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and five minutes

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Watford Palace Theatre today announce full cast for Patrick Hamilton's classic psychological thriller, Gaslight. Richard Beecham directs Hannah Hutch (Nancy), Sandra James-Young (Elizabeth), Jasmine Jones (Jack Manningham), Tricia Kelly (Inspector Rough) and Sally Tatum (Bella Manningham). The production opens on 7 October with previews from 2 October and runs until 26 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Grammy-winning new-music choir The Crossing presents the world premiere of English composer Gavin Bryars'substantial new evening-length a cappella work, A Native Hill, on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 5pm at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Grammy-winning new-music choir The Crossing presents the world premiere of English composer Gavin Bryars' substantial new evening-length a cappella work, A Native Hill, on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 5pm at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia. 
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2019
Premiere season is finally here and Monday night on CBS kicks it off with returning shows THE NEIGHBORHOOD and BULL, plus new comedy, BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA and new drama, ALL RISE. THE NEIGHBORHOOD - 2nd season premieres in its new timeslot at 8pm, ET/PT.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 20, 2019
When I reached for my phone to call Tovah Feldshuh to interview her on her upcoming role as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the west coast premiere of SISTERS IN LAW at The Wallis, I never expected to be so enthralled for the fifty minutes that followed; not only by the irascible, most delightful Tovah Feldshuh herself, but by the razor-witted Justice Ginsburg a?' a two-for-one interview!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Galinsky returns to NYC from Los Angeles after a sold-out run, for a one night only performance of his play The Bench, directed by Jay O. Sanders. He brings with him the energy of Skid Row Los Angeles in a show originally mined from the true stories of people in the New York neighborhood where he lived.  
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ALL RISE, airing on CBS on Monday, October 7, 2019!
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2019
Was justice served? CBS quizzed the cast of the new courthouse drama All Rise to see if they could identify which of these punishments were handed out by a real judge and which we just made up.
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2019
All Rise executive producers Spottiswood and Sunil Nayar explain how the new CBS courthouse drama will examine an important foundation of American democracy.
by TV Scoop - Sep 13, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ALL RISE, airing on CBS on Monday, September 30, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The full cast of Sydney & The Old Girl has been confirmed, as previously announced Miriam Margolyes and Mark Hadfield will be joined by Vivien Parry for Eugene O'Hare's world premiere black comedy. Directed by Phillip Breen, the production will open on 31 October, with a national press night on Tuesday 5 November at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
The East Village Playhouse, home of the The CityKids Foundation, is proud to present the return engagement of The Artivist, The Bayard Rustin Story, a solo show that musically explores the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin through his speeches, songs, monologues, documentary footage, and letters. The play reopens May 30th and runs through June 23rd, 2019. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 4pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
On Friday, June 28, 2019, Navona Records releases EVOLUTIONARY SPIRITS, a new recording from Grammy-winning new-music choir, The Crossing, featuring works by six contemporary composers: Edie Hill, Gregory W. Brown, James Shrader, Bruce Babcock, Jonathan Sheffer, and Christopher J. Hoh. Exploring humanity in all its facets, EVOLUTIONARY SPIRITS grapples with aspects of life, both mortal and eternal, drawing texts from a variety of sources including songs of praise from the Biblical era, a reimagining of a Shakespearean sonnet, and contemporary poetry.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
The celebrated chiller and most talked about haunter since The Woman in Black is back and set to begin its 2019 Tour of some of the most beautiful - and haunted - theatres in the UK. Horror is a Place.
by Andria Tieman - Mar 6, 2019
The Gamm is currently showing two short plays back-to-back, with all female casts. ESCAPED ALONE by Caryl Churchill (New England Premiere) is a tight one-act that raises far more questions than it answers. COME AND GO by Samuel Beckett is so brief it almost feels like it's over before it begins, but is strangely haunting. Overall, it's a combination of works that are very well-acted, but also feel somewhat jarring in a way that doesn't quite pay off.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
The Greenhouse Theater Center, in association with The Marsh, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of the off-Broadway hit THE MUSHROOM CURE, the true story of one man's attempt to treat his severe OCD with psychedelics. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019
The only thing that stands between Bianca and a bevy of eligible suitors is her quick-tempered, elder sister Katherina. That is until fortune-hunting Petruchio takes up the challenge to "tame" Kate and make her his wife. A madcap marriage and much mayhem ensues in a beguiling battle of wits and wills between the sexes which ultimately reveals an unlikely romance. Can love tame a shrewish heart and surprise an unbridled bachelor? 
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 16, 2019
The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, New York is now delighting audiences with their entertaining and engaging production of Herb Gardner's play I'm Not Rappaport. Impressively directed by Vincent J. Cardinal, the production marks the reunion of Fred Grandy and Ted Lange, castmates of the beloved television series The Love Boat.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Hudson Theatre Works' "Joe Hill & the Wobblies" reading, as part of the Alliance's Stages Festival, the state's largest annual theatre festival that provides free and discounted theatre events for all ages throughout the month of March.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
The Marsh San Francisco presents work in progress performances of Uncertainty Principle, the newest solo show by award-winning actor and playwright Adam Strauss. In this latest work by the creator of The Mushroom Cure, Strauss grapples with the big questions.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
Grammy-winning new-music choir, The Crossing, announces a program change to its current concert season with For Joe on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8pm at The Crossing's home, The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. For Joe honors the life of Joseph Flummerfelt, the preeminent choral conductor of our time who passed away on March 1. Flummerfelt was a former teacher of conductor Donald Nally and together they wrote the 2011 book Conversations With Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Watford Palace Theatre today announce a radical re-imagining of Patrick Hamilton's classic psychological thriller, Gaslight, directed by Richard Beecham. The production opens on 7 October with previews from 2 October and runs until 26 October.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Up and coming southern rapper, Von has a new video out today - a summer ode to weed entitled 'Floatin' available on all digital platforms. The track is another collaboration between Von and legendary producer Rhythm D, best known for his previous work with NWA founding member Eazy-E.  Von's sound meshes his deep south upbringing with the laid-back vibe of Cali hip hop blending the new, OG west coast sounds with Trap Hop. Early supporters include BET and Music Choice with Von's last video 'Who is He' featured on BET Jams 'Fresh Faces'  and Music Choice's Hip Hop Channel.  'Who is He' also saw a lot of love in Von's adopted home of Atlanta on E.T. Cali's mixshow Galaxy Life on iHeartRadio 96.7 FM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
On behalf of the Gisela Johnson and the Johnson family, we are informing you that Emmy winning comedic actor, Arte Johnson has passed at 1:45am, July 3rd, 2019.  There are no services planned.  His ashes will be taken to his home away from home in HI, were a private ceremony will be held.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Councilmember Paul Koretz and Joe Stern will host a star-studded benefit performance of Robert Galinsky's powerful Off Broadway solo show  The Bench as a benefit for the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 16 at 8 pm at Los Angeles's Matrix Theatre located at 7657 Melrose Ave, 90046. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Grammy-winning new-music choir, The Crossing, releases its latest album, THE ARC IN THE SKY, today, Friday, July 12, 2019, on Navona Records. Kile Smith's 2018 setting of journal entries and poems by Robert Lax (1915–2000), THE ARC IN THE SKY is an epic, hour-long tour de force of thought and feeling that traverses topics ranging from Louis Armstrong to Jack Kerouac, and from Jerusalem to the shores of the island of Patmos. THE ARC IN THE SKY marks Smith's sixth commission from The Crossing, which has also recorded his Where Flames a Word and Vespers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
As previously announced, Mixed Blood Theatre Company will produce ROE before it begins the journey to Broadway. The Broadway run is expected to be produced by Daryl Roth. No dates or details have been announced.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
The Off-Broadway production of THE MUSHROOM CURE, written & performed by Adam Straussand developed & directed by Jonathan Libman, will offer talkbacks after performances at Theatre 80 St. Marks on Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
On January 14, 2019 the Shakespeare Theatre Company presented its Winter Mock Trial at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). Guests were invited to hear Richard the Third: A Good Name Restored - Was the Taking Unlawful?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
The East Village Playhouse, home of the CityKids Foundation, honors Black History Month with a production of "The Artivist, The Bayard Rustin Story," a solo show that tells the story of the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin through his speeches, songs, monologues, documentary footage, and letters. The play opens January 24th and runs through February 17th, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
The Off-Broadway production of THE MUSHROOM CURE, written & performed by Adam Straussand developed & directed by Jonathan Libman, will offer additional performances at Theatre 80 St. Marks on Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
The Marsh San Francisco announces the return of its 2017 hit, The Mushroom Cure by Adam Strauss. Inspired by a scientific study that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Strauss embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
The Marsh San Francisco presents work in progress performances of Uncertainty Principle, the newest solo show by award-winning actor and playwright Adam Strauss. In this latest work by the creator of The Mushroom Cure, Strauss grapples with the big questions.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
The Marsh San Francisco announces the return of its 2017 hit, The Mushroom Cure by Adam Strauss. Inspired by a scientific study that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Strauss embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology. The true tale of Strauss' hilarious, harrowing, and heartrending attempts to treat his debilitating OCD with psychedelics was an Off-Broadway hit, where it was named Critics' Pick by Time Out New York and hailed by The New York Times as "mining a great deal of laughter from disabling pain" before moving to San Francisco for an extended run. The Mushroom Cure will be presented March 16 - 30, 2019 with performances 8:30pm Saturdays and 5:30pm Sundays at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
The Off-Broadway and West Coast hit, The Bench written by and starring Robert Galinsky, directed by Jay O. Sanders, has partnered with The STAGE Network for a live filming of the play taking place at The Triad on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 beginning at 12pm, tickets are FREE an available at EventBrite.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
The Greenhouse Theater Center, in association with The Marsh, presents the Chicago premiere of the off-Broadway hit THE MUSHROOM CURE, the true story of one man's attempt to treat his severe OCD with psychedelics.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
The Crossing and Donald Nally have won the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for their recording of Lansing McLoskey's Zealot Canticles. The award was presented yesterday, February 10, 2019, at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. This marks the Philadelphia new-music choir's second consecutive Grammy in the category, previously winning the 2018 Grammy for Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Century with PRISM Saxophone Quartet on ECM. The Crossing's recording of Thomas Lloyd's Bonhoeffer (Albany 2016) was nominated for the 2017 Grammy in the same category.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 6, 2018
The Broadway media drama Network, starring Tony and Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston is currently in previews at Broadway's Belasco Theatre,
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Grammy winning new-music choir, The Crossing, is featured on the New York Philharmonic's new recording of its world premiere performance of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth out digitally today, August 30, 2019, and in physical format on October 4, 2019 on Decca Gold, Universal Music Group's newly established US classical music label.
by TV Scoop - Aug 28, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ALL RISE, airing on CBS on Monday, September 23, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Kieran Brown, in association with Chris Matanlé and Union Theatre today announce the 2nd season of Sunday Night Socials.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
VIP Ignite and Joe Stern will host a star-studded benefit performance of Robert Galinsky's powerful Off-Broadway solo show The Bench as a benefit for A Million Drops Learning Center of Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 20th, at 8 pm at Los Angeles's Matrix Theatre located at 7657 Melrose Ave, 90046.
by Richard Sasanow - Aug 2, 2019
A summer's trip to Cooperstown, NY, is for two distinct audiences: Those who come for the Baseball Hall of Fame and those, like me, who come for the opera--the Glimmerglass Festival, under General Director Francesca Zambello, where i caught up with the John Corigliano-William Hoffman THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, the brand-new BLUE by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson and a program with Supreme Court Justice (and opera buff) Ginsburg commenting on some of her favorite works.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 19, 2019
There was a television show in the 1950's called “What's My Line”. The celebrity panelists had to guess what job a person did by asking them investigative questions. I dare say if Gunhild Carling was a guest on a show her occupation could not be ascertained. Who could imagine a musician that can play 20 instruments, sings, tap dances, is capable of physical frolicking and is a master at all of them. As she started her first number I began thinking is this a karaoke singer who had an extra drink before taking the Mic? but then quickly realized that Gunhild Carling is a superb jazz musician who's technique is reminiscent of the 20's 30's hot swing style. Her vocals have an amorous swing to them and it doesn't hurt that she has a kind of nostalgic glamorous appearance that so fits her persona. At one point in her show she had most of the audience following her around the Birdland Theater as she played The Saints Go Marching In.
by Courtney Symes - Aug 17, 2019
In the Heights-it's the show that brought Lin-Manuel Miranda fame, before Hamilton catapulted him into the stratosphere of Broadway legends. In 2008, In the Heights was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards and won four, including Best Musical. Broadway at Music Circus has gathered a cast that combines years of experience in this show, from Broadway to Westport to the national tour. Doreen Montalvo, who is playing Camila in this production, was with the show from 2002-2011 in a variety of roles. As an indisputable Washington Heights expert, she was the natural choice to interview about the show that Sacramento has been waiting to see.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Aug 16, 2019
GBS is often decried for his didacticism, but in SAINT JOAN, he allowed the story to carry him away from his usual soapbox. With some judicious pruning and an infusion of lively swordplay, Free Reign Theatre has made this masterwork even more agreeable and accessible.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
The Casper Star-Tribune Communications, Spectra Venue Management, and Townsquare Media present the Wyoming Women's Expo at the Casper Events Center on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, 2019.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 1, 2019
Cori Anne Laemmel continues to do amazing things at The Theater Bug a?' whether it's creating new and compelling art, engaging in revealing collaborations with other creative individuals, or, more importantly, providing a safe space for a new generation of young theater artists eager to transform their own lives through self-expression a?' and there is absolutely no reason to believe that she's anywhere near a stopping point. And, because of her sincere endeavors to give back in much the same way her own life has been enriched by theater, Nashville directors may rest assured that the bench of skilled and capable actors willing (yearning!) to take to the stage for years to come is indeed very deep.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 24, 2019
Michael Garin brought his Habibi Kings to Susie Mosher's Lineup on Tuesday and the exciting 'bands visit' took the audience in the Birdland Theater on a trip to the Middle East.  Mardie Milllit was on vocals with Ossama Farouk-Dumbek  (The Bands Visit) on rhythm and Samir Shukry on violin and vocals (The Bands Visit).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
The Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy's Percent for Art Program is pleased to announce the approval of a new public art commission by Jill Sablosky + Erica Ehrenbard at Engine 37 in Chestnut Hill Philadelphia.