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Fay's Bowery Theatre

(New York, NY)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them. In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past. His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2011
The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--Obie Award winner in 2011--presents a revival of From Rags to Riches, by 'The Master of Melodrama' Charles A. Taylor. Debuting in New York in1903, the play now receives the first professional production in the city since then at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street from September 17th to October 16th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011
The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of THE JAZZ SINGER, by Samson Raphaelson. First staged in in 1925 and revived in 1927, the play now receives the first professional production in the city, directed by Laura Livingston at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street .
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013
Metropolitan Playhouse is pleased to present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Chronicles) Iris String Quartet in a concert of masterworks by Stravinsky, Bartok, and Haydn. Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street between Avenues A and B, New York City. Tickets are: $25 Adults and $10 Children Under 18.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011
The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--Obie Award winner in 2011--presents a revival of From Rags to Riches, by 'The Master of Melodrama' Charles A. Taylor. Debuting in New York in1903, the play now receives the first professional production in the city since then at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street. The production will close on October 16th.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2011
The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of THE JAZZ SINGER, by Samson Raphaelson. First staged in in 1925 and revived in 1927, the play now receives the first professional production in the city, directed by Laura Livingston at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street .
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2011
The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of THE JAZZ SINGER, by Samson Raphaelson. First staged in in 1925 and revived in 1927, the play now receives the first professional production in the city, directed by Laura Livingston at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street .
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014
Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives WITHIN THE LAW, by Bayard Veiller, running May 31 - June 29, 2014, directed by Associate Director Michael Hardart at Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E 4th Street). From 1912, a story of a good girl gone bad...all while playing by the rules.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014
Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives WITHIN THE LAW, by Bayard Veiller, running today, May 31 - June 29, 2014, directed by Associate Director Michael Hardart at Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E 4th Street). From 1912, a story of a good girl gone bad...all while playing by the rules.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013
Metropolitan Playhouse presents the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Barber, Beethoven, Ravel and contemporary American composers on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B, New York City.
by West of Broadway - Mar 6, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff speak with Gedde Watanabe and George Xavier, two cast members of East West Players' Spring 2020 production of the award-winning Broadway musical Assassins.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013
Metropolitan Playhouse presents the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Brahms, Gershwin and contemporary American composers tonight, March 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B, New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2012
The 'invaluable' and 'indispensable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of Deep Are the Roots, by Arnaud d'Usseau and James Gow. First staged in 1945 and revived in 1960, the play now receives the first professional production in the city in over 50 years, directed by Michael Hardart at Metropolitan's home. Previews begin 3/3/12; Opening Night: 3/9/12; Closing: 4/1/12. Tickets are $22 general; $18 students/seniors; $10 children, and may be purchased at www.metropolitanplayhouse.org/tickets or 212 995 5302.
by West of Broadway - Mar 2, 2020
Will Armstrong & Wendy Rosoff stopped into the rehearsal of Glass Ceilings, a new musical directed by Jessica Gardner and created by the musical writing team of Laura Watkins and Nicholas David Brandt (Comic-Con the Musical.)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018
The Old Globe, together with Children's Theatre Company (CTC), and in partnership with The Old Vic, today announced details for the Minneapolis and San Diego productions of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax in its U.S. premiere. The production, based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, is adapted for the stage by David Greig (Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company; recent work: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Cover My Tracks) with music and lyrics written by Charlie Fink (Frontman/songwriter for the hit musical group, Noah and the Whale (2007-2015). H. Adam Harris, along with Meghan Kreidler and Rick Miller puppeteering, will play The Lorax. Joining them is Steven Epp as The Once-ler. Playing multiple roles in the ensemble are Ansa Akyea, Christopher Becknell, Stephanie Bertumen, Brian Bose, Ryan Colbert, Lynnea Doublette, Johannah "Joh" Easley, Rajane Katurah, Ryan Lear, Ryan Dean Maltz, Emily Michaels King, and Autumn Ness.
by West of Broadway - Mar 18, 2020
With the COVID 19 Pandemic bringing shows and businesses to a standstill, there isn't much theater news to report but Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff wanted to share their conversation with Book of Mormon star Liam Tobin from their Los Angeles run at the Ahmanson Theater. Liam talks about his history with this musical juggernaut and what life is like on the road.
by West of Broadway - Mar 16, 2020
On this very special episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff are discussing the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic and what we might do during this time of widespread shutdowns, work stoppages, and self-isolations.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018
Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) welcomes back Victorian impresario Augustin Daly with A Marriage Contract now on stage through Sunday, March 18. This riotous 1892 comedy of a marriage caught between the big city and a small town, makes a triumphant return to the New York stage for the first time since its premiere.
by Jill Schafer - Jun 9, 2016
It's finally summer in Minnesota, and that means lakes, parks, camping, hiking, and best of all - summer theater! You can't spend every moment of the summer outdoors, because you wouldn't want to get a sunburn, and also sometimes it rains. So take a break from outdoor activities to see some great theater this summer (or watch theater outdoors!). Here are a few of your choices for summer theater playing on stages and in parks around Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding area.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013
Metropolitan Playhouse will present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Cronicles) Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Bach, Debussy, Handel, Ravel and contemporary American composers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013
Metropolitan Playhouse presents the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Barber, Beethoven, Ravel and contemporary American composers tonight, June 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B, New York City.
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016
Since 1958, the dockside venue has been hosting old-fashioned song and dance melodramas performed by university students.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017
LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. But when a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she will betray him for gold, he quickly renounces her. Bestowing her curse on him and his progeny, Leah retreats to her exile. Five years later, now bound for a better life in America, she finds Rudolf has prospered with his new family, but also become a devoted champion of justice for Austrian Jews. Reconciled to a degree, the couple find grace in forgiveness and contrition, though equality is an elusive treasure.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives A Marriage Contract, Augustin Daly's 1892 uproarious and poignant commentary on marriage, family, and the contrast between county and city life. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse, 200 E. 4th Street, New York City, this marks, to our knowledge, the first time the play (originally titled A Test Case or Grass Versus Granite) is being presented since its premiere. In fact, it worth noting that the script only exists in manuscript form and was never published.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017
LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. When a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she has betrayed him, he quickly renounces her. Leah retreats to her exile, but only after bestowing her and her people's curse on him and his progeny. Can there be any light in such a darkened time, and what could possibly light it?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013
Metropolitan Playhouse will present Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Brahms, Gershwin and contemporary American composers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013
Metropolitan Playhouse presents the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Brahms, Gershwin and contemporary American composers on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B, New York City.
by West of Broadway - Feb 26, 2020
Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff met up Downtown LA to see the new musical Found Starring Jonah Platt and Jordan Kai Burnett. This IAMA Theater production is playing at the Los Angeles Theater Center until March 23! Listen in as Will and Wendy talk with cast members and discuss their experience before, during intermission, and after the show.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013
Metropolitan Playhouse will present the Iris String Quartet in a concert comprising Brahms, Gershwin and contemporary American composers on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street between Avenues A and B, New York City.
by West of Broadway - Feb 24, 2020
Will and Wendy officially set their clocks to island time as the L.A. Premiere of Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE weighed anchor at the Dolby Theatre for a three week L.A. premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives A Marriage Contract, Augustin Daly's uproarious and poignant commentary on marriage, family, and the contrast between county and city life. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 E. 4th Street, New York City. This production marks, to our knowledge, the first time the play is being presented since 1892 premiere. It is worth noting that the script only exists in manuscript form and was never published.
by West of Broadway - Feb 17, 2020
It's curtains up on a very special episode of West of Broadway, a celebration of musical theatre on the West Coast! with theatre veteran Will Armstrong and introducing West of Broadway's new co-host Broadway Veteran and all-around wonderful human Wendy Rosoff.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012
The 'invaluable' and 'indispensable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of Deep Are the Roots, by Arnaud d'Usseau and James Gow. First staged in 1945 and revived in 1960, the play now receives the first professional production in the city in over 50 years, directed by Michael Hardart at Metropolitan's home. Previews begin 3/3/12; Opening Night: 3/9/12; Closing: 4/1/12. Tickets are $22 general; $18 students/seniors; $10 children, and may be purchased at www.metropolitanplayhouse.org/tickets or 212 995 5302.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016
Burning Coal Theatre Company will present the southeastern premiere of Simon Stephens' Heisenberg, a comedy/drama about two mismatched souls who collide. The play will run January 19 - 21, 26-28  and  February 2 - 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm and January 22, 29 and February 5, 2017 at 2 pm at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.  Tickets are $25 regular admission or $20 for seniors (65+) or $15 for students, teachers and active military. Student Rush tickets at curtain time, if available, are $5 apiece.  The first Sunday, January 22nd, is Pay What You Can Day and will be Audio described by Arts Access. All Thursday performances are $15. Tickets and further information can be found at www.burningcoal.org or by calling 919.834.4001.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017
THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them. In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past. His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017
THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them.  In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past.  His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012
Tickets are $25 general; $20 students/seniors; $10 children, and may be purchased at www.metropolitanplayhouse.org/tickets or 212 995 5302.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011
The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--Obie Award winner in 2011--presents a revival of From Rags to Riches, by 'The Master of Melodrama' Charles A. Taylor. Debuting in New York in1903, the play now receives the first professional production in the city since then at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street from September 17th to October 16th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013
The Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of A Man's World, by Rachel Crothers, from September 14 - October 13, 2013. Directed by Michael Hardart at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse brings Philip Barry's first Broadway play, 'You and I' to the stage for its first New York revival in 95 years.   The limited run from September 7 to October 7, 2018, will be at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street.
by Jill Schafer - Aug 1, 2016
For nearly 60 years, the University of Minnesota has been presenting a summer melodrama on a docked showboat on the Mississippi River, currently across from downtown St. Paul. The Minnesota Centennial Showboat was christened in 1958, as those who know their Minnesota history could guess. The first show was UNDER THE GASLIGHT, which returns this summer for their last season at the Showboat. While this is only the second U of M show I've seen at the Showboat, I'm sad that it was my last. The creative team includes some of the top talent in town, and the cast is chock-full of talented young people that are the future of theater in this town. The melodrama is a fun, entertaining, and little-seen genre that encourages the audience to 'vocalize appropriately.' The Showboat is a unique and charming venue, and I hope that someone puts it to good use. Whether you've seen dozens of Showboat melodramas, or none, it would behoove you to board the Showboat one last time for this uniquely pleasing theatrical experience.
by West of Broadway - Apr 8, 2020
On our very first video version of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff catch up with 2 time Emmy Award-winning choreographer Kathryn (Kat) Burns while she is Sheltering in Place during the coronavirus pandemic. Kathryn discusses her career, shares insight for working performers and pays tribute to the recent loss of her friend and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend colleague, Adam Schlesinger.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011
Metropolitan Playhouse, "theatrical archaeologist extraordinaire" (Back Stage), presents a revival of The Great Divide, the 'Great American Drama' by William Vaughn Moody, premiered in 1906 (as The Sabine Woman) and now receiving the first professional production in the city since 1917 at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street from March 5th to April 3rd, 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012
The Metropolitan Playhouse, a 2011 Obie Award winner, will present a revival of The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton and Clyde Fitch. The play now receives the first professional revival in its 1906 cutting since, directed by Alex Roe at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014
Metropolitan Playhouse will present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Chronicles) Iris String Quartet in a concert of masterworks by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Kosch.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2012
The 'invaluable' and 'indispensable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of Deep Are the Roots, by Arnaud d'Usseau and James Gow. First staged in 1945 and revived in 1960, the play now receives the first professional production in the city in over 50 years, directed by Michael Hardart at Metropolitan's home. Closing is on 4/1/12. Tickets are $22 general; $18 students/seniors; $10 children, and may be purchased at www.metropolitanplayhouse.org/tickets or 212 995 5302.