The Immigrant - Off-Broadway

based on the play The Immigrant: A Hamilton Family Album by Mark Harelik

The true story of Haskell Harelik, a young Russian Jew who instead of passing through Ellis Island, enters through Galveston and struggles to assimilate into a rural community in Texas. Commonly referred to as the 'Galveston Movement,' Harelik's story begins like so many others in 1909, peddling a pushcart full of bananas and wares - but his fate is changed forever when he asks Milton, a small-town banker, and his Southern Baptist wife for a drink of water from their well. Harelik's compelling story of opportunity, success and the challenges of educating a new community is the essence of the American experience.

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by Peter Danish - May 8, 2020
As theaters across the country are desperately struggling to stay afloat, this Sunday night Hershey Felder is planning a truly one-of-a-kind benefit.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
With book printers now up and running, New Star Books is delighted to announce The Smallest Objective is available May 28, currently online for pre-order and as an eBook. The emotional and physical impetus for Montreal author Sharon Kirsch's newest book stems from a sequence of loss, and recovery.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2020
This episode is for all the Lin-Manuel Miranda fans. Broadway World's own Richard Ridge takes us to the opening night of the Broadway run of his landmark musical In the Heights, where Lin told Ridge, why the musical touches such a diverse audience of every age. 'Tonight, I feel a real sense of accomplishment. I think the immigrant and universal things that happen are, we do the jobs that no one else wants to do. Our parents sacrifice and they do things that they don't want to do, so we can do better than they did. I think everyone responds to that and it strikes a universal chord.'
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
National Sawdust's physical doors are still closed but, thanks to a generous grant from the Alphadyne Foundation, the mission of providing artists the resources and support they need to create and present new work continues with the Digital Discovery Festival, featuring over 100 artists from May through August.
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2020
Why not use the lockdown period to catch up on your musical theatre history? From the making of iconic shows to fascinating backstage tales and industry insight, these documentaries help to fill the stagey void.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
As May concludes, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene)-led by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-brings the stage to global audiences when Folksbiene! LIVE features 15-Minute Yiddish lessons and Lisa Fishman in Concert.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
Times Square Arts, For Freedoms and Poster House are pleased to announce the second phase of their now multi-city campaign, which is on view on digital displays throughout all five boroughs of New York City and on JCDecaux screens in New York, Boston and Chicago. Each artwork acknowledges the continued service of essential workers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Ma-Yi Theater Company has extended Haruna Lee's Suicide Forest to March 21. Directed by Aya Ogawa, Suicide Forest is a bilingual nightmare play excavating the Japanese-American consciousness and its intimate relationship with sex, suicide, and identity. The encore engagement of Suicide Forest opened on March 3 following a limited run at The Bushwick Starr in 2019. Performances of Suicide Forest take place at A.R.T./New York Theatres Mezzanine Theatre (502 West 53rd Street, Manhattan) with a schedule of Tuesday-Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 5pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
 Ma-Yi Theater Company's Suicide Forest is currently playing at A.R.T./New York Theatres Mezzanine Theatre. Directed by Aya Ogawa, Suicide Forest is a bilingual nightmare play excavating the Japanese-American consciousness and its intimate relationship with sex, suicide, and identity. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
BORDER CROSSERS: An Evening of Theatre, Dance and Film to Celebrate Immigrants in the U.S., Saturday March 14th, 7:30 PM at Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Community Center. 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10025.
by Review Roundups - Mar 2, 2020
Bay Area natives and provocateurs, Culture Clash, return to Berkeley Rep with their latest production, Culture Clash (Still) in America. The play, written and performed by Culture Clash and directed by Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson, marks the fifth time the satirical group has performed at Berkeley Rep.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Joe's Pub - a program and venue of The Public Theater - brings the world to New York City this spring and summer. Audiences can skip the hassle and headaches of JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark to visit the Middle East (Tarek Yamani Trio, Divahn, Yemen Blues, and Shai Tsabari and the Middle East Groove Masters), Asia (Mai Khoi, AzN Pop!, and Akiko Yano Trio), Europe (Elina Duni, Pierce Turner, Germán López, Sam Lee, and Daniel Norgren), Africa (Michael Olatuja, AJOYO, and AfrotoniX), India (Amaan & Ayaan Ali Bangash, Aditya Prakash Ensemble, Sunny Jain, and Kiran Ahluwalia), and the Americas (Jim Cuddy and Nation Beat). Joe's Pub asks its audiences to leave their passports behind, settle into seats with some of New York City's best views, and sail the skies with better inflight entertainment and food than they'll find on any commercial airline.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY) Playwrights Across Borders plan to celebrate Women Artists History Month at the storied Nuyorican Poets Café (236 East 3rd ST. New York, NY 10009) on Saturday, March 14, 1 - 3 pm with an afternoon of IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S MONOLOGUES written by 13 fabulous women playwrights/artists:
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
Brooklyn Film Festival's 23rd edition: TURNING POINT (aka Relearn How to be Human), which in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic began showing films for free online
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will host An All-Female Tribute to Edna Ferber in a free live stream on Monday, June 15th, 2020 at 7PM EDT. The celebration will introduce the first new musical works based on Edna Ferber short stories.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
Premiere Stages has announced a schedule of virtual programming that celebrates the contributions of immigrants to America and champions their stories.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
The See Lighting Foundation, an organization committed to supporting immigrant artists during the global pandemic, kicks off a Monthly Donation Campaign on July 1, 2020. The newly launched campaign aims to distribute $500 monthly grants to all 60 immigrant artists registered in the foundation for the next six months. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
The New Group Off Stage will present a Reunion Reading Series featuring original casts of iconic plays from the company's first 25 years.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
The Square Theatre Presents A Sample Of Immigrant Life, a research-based original performance on immigrant experiences, on July 11 and July 12 6pm. Registration available here.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
Due to popular demand, Step Forward Entertainment has announced that 'Steppin' Forward Virtually to Celebrate the Music of the Legendary Neil Sedaka' is extended through July 6, 2020. The virtual concert, designed to promote goodwill during the pandemic lockdown, celebrates the music of the legendary artist, Neil Sedaka to benefit The Actors Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month:Immigrant/International Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY) Honor Roll! (Women+ Playwrights 40+) Nuyorican Poets Café invite you to an evening of IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S MONOLOGUESat the virtual Nuyorican Poets Café. Live-stream On Zoom - June 23, At 8 Pm a?" Free, https://www.nuyorican.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division has selected its new class of Dance Research Fellows. Selected from a record number of applicants, these researchers and artists will delve into the Dance Division's archives to explore the theme of dance and immigration.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
The professional non-profit theatre Centenary Stage Company has announced its 2020/21 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
To help lift spirits during the worldwide lockdown while providing a lively musical event, Step Forward Entertainment is producing a special virtual concert celebrating the music of the legendary artist, Neil Sedaka to benefit The Actors Fund Covid-19 Relief efforts.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
As the national theatre community endures limitations on gatherings, Theatre Three continues its practice of offering intimate theatrical experiences in innovative ways. From June 15 - 28, Theatre Three will stream Mark Harelik's inspiring play, The Immigrant.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
The Frist Art Museum will open We Count: First-Time Voters in the Conte Community Arts Gallery on July 31, 2020. The exhibition features the work of five local artists inspired by the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
People's Light in Malvern, PA has turned its parking lot into an open-air venue for a series of socially distanced drive-in concerts! Every weekend from July 18 through August 21 will feature a different band from a wide variety of musical genres. Concerts begin at 6:30pm and run about 75 to 90-minutes.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
La MaMa's 58th Season continues to celebrate the centennial of La MaMa's celebrated founder, the late Ellen Stewart with the announcement of its Winter/Spring lineup in its 58th season. The season features dozens of artists, playwrights, choreographers, directors, and award-winning theater companies and composers, including Elizabeth Swados, Anne Bogart, Noche Flamencia, Culture Hub, Hideki Noda/Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Nick Payne, En Garde Arts, Split Britches, and more.
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
After announcing their upcoming release and New York show with Nitty Scott & Oxymorrons last week, RDGLDGRN are officially launching a national tour today. Highlights of the tour include festivals SXSW and Firefly, as well as headlining U Street Music Hall's 10th anniversary showcase. Throughout the tour they'll be accompanied by Little Stranger, with Oxymorrons, Besphrenz, Stoop Kid, and Never Ending Fall performing on select dates. For a full list of dates and openers see below.
by Gil Kaan - Jan 15, 2020
Next up for L.A. Theatre Works will be Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE, set to be recorded live at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus for four performances beginning January 24, 2020. East West Players' Producing Artistic Director Emeritus Tim Dang will direct this semi-fictional tale of how Qui's parents met in an Arkansas relocation camp. The talented cast includes Will Dao, Desirée Mee Jung, Greg Watanabe, Paul Yen and Jeena Yi. I grabbed the opportunity, after all these years of knowing him, to interview the creative force behind the early development of the East West Players - Tim Dang.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings five-time Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 7-23.  Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, the 13-time Tony-nominated musical tells the story of three families trying to find their way during the turn of the 20th century in New York City; each struggling with the changing cultural climate in America and each facing the promise of hope and new beginnings in the midst of prejudice and bigotry.  Showcasing music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime features a score with such memorable songs as a?oeYour Daddy's Son,a?? a?oeWheels of a Dream,a?? a?oeTill We Reach That Daya?? and a?oeMake Them Hear You.a??
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
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 13, 2020
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that Bay Area natives and provocateurs, Culture Clash, are returning with their latest production, Culture Clash (Still) in America. The play, written and performed by Culture Clash and directed by Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson, marks the fifth time the satirical group has performed at Berkeley Rep.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2020
During the 1960s, someone wrote a law that has changed the course of American history and to this day guides the way our country accepts immigrants. A regional playwright's fictional story of this unsung hero and how he changed the face of America will open Friday, Jan. 24 at the Players' Ring Theatre in Portsmouth.
by Jacob Ruscoe - Feb 7, 2020
The 2020 SaraSolo Winter Fest is just around the corner, February 10-15. Now in its 6th Season, SaraSolo has evolved and will take place as 3 festivals this year all focusing on the power of the solo performance. The concept is unique as one does not often go to the theatre expecting to see a a?oeone man show.a?? The festival invites actors who perform in a variety of styles, bringing a range of perspectives, and myriad ways of illuminating the human condition.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Raquel Almazan has been named the President of the Indie Theater Fund Board of Directors, replacing Susan Bernfield who has moved into an Advisory Board role.
by Cary Ginell - Feb 29, 2020
Director David Krassner brings a deep theatrical resume to his new role as drama director at Agoura High School, which is currently staging 'Rent,' which made its debut nearly a quarter century ago.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
On October 23 & 25, RESONANCE WORKS will open its 2020-2021 season with I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams at the New Hazlett Theater on Pittsburgh's North Side. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble has announced the final performance of its 2019-20 Art & Activism Performance Series, WHAT WE CARRIED, a documentary-style danztheatre work created by ensemble-members that brings to life the voices, stories, and struggles of asylum-seekers, featuring text pulled from interviews with local immigrants. The performance is also a collaboration with sculptural artist Jean Parisi, serving as both devised performance and immersive exhibition of her work. WHAT WE CARRIED will play May 8-16, 2020 at Chicago Danztheatre's permanent home, Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium, 1650 W. Foster Ave. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at danztheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Bay Area natives and provocateurs, Culture Clash, return to Berkeley Rep with their latest production, Culture Clash (Still) in America. The play, written and performed by Culture Clash and directed by Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson, marks the fifth time the satirical group has performed at Berkeley Rep.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Atlantic Records/So Amazing Entertainment recording artist IV Jay has unveiled an infectious new single. “Love Song” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; the track is joined by an equally powerful companion video that premiered today exclusively with PAPER, streaming now via YouTube. Directed by Nathan R. Smith (Dram, Joey Bada$$, 2 Chainz), the “Love Song” video offers support to The Ally Coalition, which works with musicians to empower LGBTQ Youth- for more information, please visit https://theallycoalition.org/.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
In this intensely physical production, cast members from The Actor's Gang tell their ancestors' stories in twelve different eras, all woven into a single narrative about escaping an oppressive homeland and being drawn to the beacon above Ellis Island.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
WAM Theatre has announced the appointment of two new board members. Erica Barreto and Toni Buckley join Board President Wendy Healey, Vice President Arwen Lowbridge, Carolyn Butler, Margaret Fluhr, Ellen Ring, Diane Scott, and WAM Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, as the Berkshire-based company starts its second decade.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Comedian and self-proclaimed 'Funny Brown Mom' Zarna Garg will launch her hilarious new monthly show, 'My American Dream' on Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. Zarna will headline the show, which will also feature performances by top comedians and special guests.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2020
Battery Dance launched Battery Dance TV on March 27, 2020 at https://batterydance.org/dancetv/ to provide free live dance classes and programming for the general public by Battery Dance and affiliated artists through a regularly scheduled program.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
This week, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene)a?"led by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Dominick Balletta, Executive Directora?"brings the stage to global audiences with Folksbiene LIVE! on Monday, April 6 with Kvarentin Shmarentin or Humor on Kovid קװi??רענטין שמi??רענטין: ?"ומi??ר i??ן i??i??i?? featuring Leyzer Burko, Motl Didner and more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
The Frist Art Museum presents We Count: First-Time Voters, an online exhibition featuring the work of five local artists inspired by the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
America ReFramed, the award-winning documentary series dedicated to showcasing independent documentary films highlighting the mosaic of life and cultures in contemporary America, returns for its eighth season at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday, May 5, on WORLD Channel.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020
The Frist Art Museum presents We Count: First-Time Voters, an online exhibition featuring the work of five local artists inspired by the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Originally scheduled to be on view in the Conte Community Arts Gallery, the exhibition will go live at FristArtMuseum.org/WeCount on May 1, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
The Acting Company today announces a postponement and changes to its originally scheduled summer 2020 theater season.