Why?

$90-$115

Why theatre? What is it for? What is it about? Why? takes these questions, and many others, on a journey that is both dramatic and joyful. The piece allows us to discover that we are not alone in asking these questions and that many great theatre practitioners have been inspired by the exploration of these questions. "Theatre is a very dangerous weapon." These words were written in the 1920s by one of the most creative and innovative directors the theatre has known: Vsevolod Meyerhold. Meyerhold saw the menacing dangers that the theatre, and art in general, were facing in 1930s Russia and saw "the writing on the wall." This did not deter him in his work as he held onto the hope that the revolution could win.

Schedule

Tuesdays at 7:30pm

Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Thursdays at 7:30pm

Fridays at 7:30pm

Saturdays at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

Theatre for a New Audience

(Brooklyn, NY)
262 Ashland Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Brooklyn's Joell Ortiz started on none other than Dr. Dre's Aftermath label and built a huge buzz in the industry. He's worked with legends like Just Blaze among others. He then signed to Shady Records as ¼ of the super-group Slaughterhouse. He's worked with Hip-Hop titans Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Akon, and Big Daddy Kane.
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Saxophone master James Carter has released his Blue Note Records debut James Carter Organ Trio: Live From Newport Jazz, a thrilling live performance of Carter's imaginative soul jazz reinvention of Django Reinhardt that was captured at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival. Joining Carter are two fellow Detroit sons: Hammond B-3 virtuoso Gerard Gibbs and versatile young drummer Alexander White. Carter's first new release since 2011 is a soulfully robust dispatch from America's most storied jazz festival that is a follow-up of sorts to Chasin' the Gypsy, an Atlantic release from 2000 that The New Yorker called “an alternately reverent and audacious tribute to the Belgian swing-guitar legend Django Reinhardt. It may be the rambunctious saxophone player's recorded masterpiece.”
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
OCTA begins their 2019-2020 with the musical Bright Star, directed by Julie Ewing with musical direction by Ashley Jones. Featuring a Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin an Edie Brickell, Bright Star runs August 30th through September 15th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm. 
by David Edward Perry - Aug 30, 2019
'Anthem for the Middle Aged Band' is a film that shows how a band is a family. Like any tight relationship that is worth a damn, breaking up was not easy. Time had to work its course to lead them to a collective resolve, and eventually to spark fire in constructive creativity.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Has anyone ever asked you if you've got any ideas? When we first started making this show, we genuinely didn't have any. Which, looking back, is surprising for a couple of artists. But it was true.
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Dance music innovator Alok has collaborated with UK artist Harrison on Swedish House Mafia-inspired new single 'Tell Me Why', out now via Alok's own CONTROVERSIA imprint.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that COMPANY will come home to New York this season, with opening night set for March 22, 2020 at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The production will officially open on Stephen Sondheim's 90th Birthday.
by Vicki Trask - Aug 30, 2019
The Louder We Get (opening on January 28th 2020 at Theatre Calgary's Max Bell Theatre) tells the true story of Marc Hall and the court case that allowed him to take his boyfriend to prom. Premiering for the first time under its new title (previously Prom Queen), the show will be directed by Lonny Price, choreographed by Sean Cheesman, and feature a cast of 40% local artists.
by Tina Wargo - Aug 30, 2019
Before sitting down and experiencing Alice Ripley's RIPLEYTHEBAND set at Feinstein's/54 Below, I'd have confidently told you that I already got it. I understood her influence as a Broadway juggernaut, I was totally down for her killer, just-salty-and-just-sweet enough personality, and was obviously in awe of her vibratoed belt that could make a tree transition into Fall just a li'l bit too early. But after seeing her show- a relatively short, wholly intimate, and undeniably personal hour with just two band-mates and a former co-star to back her- I would be forced (and happy) to admit, loudly and genuinely, that I was wrong. I didn't get it. I only thought I did.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with The Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band, The Larry Fuller Trio, Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
On September 6th, two stage favorites Bonnie Milligan and Natalie Walker are finally realizing a long-held intention to headline 54 Below together with a cabaret show that will surely thrill audiences with its careful planning and at least one whole week of hard work.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
After two nearly sold out performances, 2018 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award Winner for Best Show and Three Time MAC Award nominee Michael Kirk Lane (Hell's Belles), returns to Don't Tell Mama with encore dates of his newest show 'Just Because.' The show will return Monday 10/7/19 at 9:30 pm and Wednesday 10/16/19 at 7:00 pm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
The life and times of one of the most pivotal and groundbreaking politicians of the 20th Century gets the full production treatment when Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) brings Unbossed & Unbowed to New Jersey City University's West Side Theatre, 285 West Side Ave Jersey City, New Jersey 07305 on September 12th - opening NJCU's Center for the Arts First Annual Festival of Independent Theatre Companies.
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 29, 2019
Ralph B. Peña is currently directing Ma-Yi's Felix Starro Off-Broadway at Theatre Row. The new musical is making an impact on both audience members and the history books as it marks the first time a musical created by Filipino-Americans will be presented Off-Broadway. Peña took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming production.
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent producer of award-winning family programming, today announced the lineup for their three-hour Saturday morning “The More You Know” programming block. In an exciting addition, “A New Leaf” will join the fourth season of “The More You Know,” alongside returning favorites “Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer,” “Consumer 101,” “Vets Saving Pets” and “The Champion Within.”
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
The award-winning Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras (MCO) look forward to launching another ambitious season, this time featuring four major international tours and two new recordings on their SDG label.
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
GARY GULMAN: THE GREAT DEPRESH, debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 5 (10:00-11:15 p.m. ET/PT). Michael Bonfiglio (HBO's 'May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers') directs the special. Judd Apatow serves as executive producer.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Emanne Beasha received the renown Golden Buzzer for her first performance on America's Got Talent and this next performance only proves why. On August 27, Beasha performed a beautiful rendition of 'Ebben,' leaving the audience and judges stunned.
by Jimin Lee - Aug 29, 2019
 In 2017, when BEN-HUR was first introduced to the Korean audience, the response to the a?oenew, innovative, eye-openinga?? show was sensational. Not only did this Korean original musical production have continuous sold-out shows, but it also maintained an average of 98% of audience attendance rate throughout the entire run. The grand ending of their success resulted in receiving three awards, including Best Musical in the 2nd Annual Korea Musical Awards. So, it was no surprise that the show has come back for a second run this year.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2019
Matthew Broadrick has appeared on stage and film for over 35 years and won countless awards. In London recently to star in the West End play a?oeThe Starry Messenger a?oeHe sat down with Neil Sean to discuss his career to date and why appearing on the same stage as Dame Judi Dench was such a thrill!
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2019
Stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster, Bill Burr, delivers a scathing review on the state of the world in his new Netflix stand-up comedy special, Bill Burr: Paper Tiger.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 29, 2019
An evening of Sirs Elton John, Paul McCartney and Andrew Lloyd Webber had people dancing in their seats at 54 Below this week.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
The Patrick Conner Award Committee announces that the recipient of the 2019 Patrick Conner Award is NIKKI SHAFFEEULLAH.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
People's Light kicks off their 45th Anniversary season with the regional premiere of Colman Domingo's Dot. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
FACTORY is proud to launch their 50th Anniversary season with its first CrossCurrents Canada presentation of 2019-20a?? a?" the Toronto premiere of the critically acclaimed Nightswimming production, BROKEN TAILBONE. Written and performed by Carmen Aguirre, and commissioned and produced by Nightswimming, this extraordinary production integrates stories of intimacy, politics, culture and the forgotten origins of the salsa into an interactive dance party and will be presented in the Factory Studio Theatre, October 2 a?" 13, 2019 (Opening Night October 3).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Check out photos for the world premiere of SUPERTERRANEAN by Tony Award winner and MacArthur Fellow Mimi Lien, and acclaimed Fringe veterans Pig Iron Theatre Company, directed by Dan Rothenberg, running September 5 - 15, 2019 as part of the Philly Fringe Festival at 2300 Arena (2300 South Swanson Street).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
On Thursday, August 1st, Celia Keenan-Bolger dropped by NYC's Broadway Artists Alliance during a busy week of classes and rehearsals. Keenan-Bolger stars as Scout Finch in the critically acclaimed production of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, a role for which she received the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
by Fiona Scott - Aug 29, 2019
Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker have both played leading roles in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera but never at the same time, until now. They now lead the cast of a concert version of Doctor Zhivago which will be performed at Cadogan Hall on 1 September. Ramin and Celinde spoke to BroadwayWorld about the show during their rehearsals.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
The third annual Ground and Field Theatre Festival (GFTF), 'Play on the Brink,' spotlights new plays and musicals written by local, national and international playwrights and composers, including Broadway veterans Mindy Cooper and Matt Gumley. The main performances take place beginning Sept. 26 on the UC Davis campus and in community venues. All are free.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Westside audiences are in for a treat. Last season's acclaimed, Ovation recommended production of The Gin Game, directed byChristian Lebano at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, will be re-staged outdoors atWill Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, with real life husband and wife teamAlan Blumenfeld andKatherine James reprising their roles. With Lebano again at the helm,performances of D.L Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander will run Aug. 17 through Sept. 29 in Theatricum's intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Celebrity Autobiography celebrated its 10th anniversary as winner of the Drama Desk Award on Monday, August 26 at 7pm in NYC at the show's original home, The Triad (158 West 72nd St). This past November & December, Celebrity Autobiography enjoyed a residency at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Today a consortium of New York City cultural, educational, and media institutions announce Peter Brook/NY (Karen Brooks Hopkins, Executive Producer), a citywide recognition of Brook's work and his collaborations with Marie-Hélène Estienne from 1953 to the present. In addition to the U.S. Premiere of Brook and Estienne's Why? which Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) presents September 21 a?" October 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Peter Brook/NY features programing from BAM, The Center for Fiction, Columbia University, French Institute Alliance Française's Crossing the Line Festival, Hunter College, The Juilliard School, TFANA, and WNET.  A booklet produced by BAM Hamm Archivesa?"featuring historic photographs, a timeline of Brook's productions and New York presence, an essay by writer Violaine Huisman, and information about Peter Brook/NY eventsa?"will be available to all attendees and online at BAM.org and TFANA.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Emmy-winning Beatles tribute's Grand Central Hall show in Liverpool, UK last Friday will be followed by Indiana and Ohio shows this weekend.
by Kristen Morale - Aug 29, 2019
Written by a father-son team (the perfect combination of doctor and composer), EMERGENCY features book, music and lyrics by Jeff Foy and Jacob Foy and is directed by Jeremy Quinn. In association with Visceral Entertainment, the production recently concluded a three-performance run at Hudson Guild as part of the New York Theater Festival's SummerFest series. Winner of the Ken Davenport Inner Circle Grant and the truly the perfect blend of comedy and the kind of drama that puts life into perspective, EMERGENCY wowed its audiences straight through to a standing ovation, and has undoubtedly left an impression on this critic's mind.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Rogue Machine presents the West Coast Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's a?oeMISS LILLY GETS BONEDa?? directed by Robin Larsen.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Recognizing that increased access to the arts enhances the vibrancy of local communities, ComEd and the League of Chicago Theatres today announced grants of up to $10,000 each to 13 non-profit arts organizations throughout northern Illinois. From local performing arts troupes to galleries and theatres, each grantee has proposed at least one unique project to support the expansion of arts and cultural offerings for underserved audiences in the communities ComEd serves.
by Braden Joseph - Aug 28, 2019
Minnesota Nice is often something we hear about when we talk about neighbors and coworkers, but these productions really showed me how this nice attitude can carry on in the theatre. It lifted my spirits that these two companies helped and supported each other and how, in the end, we got more theatre being produced. 
by TV Scoop - Aug 28, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, September 24, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
A Cappella Live! will play Jacksonville's Times-Union Center February 27, 2020 for one performance only.
by Emma Ainley-Walker - Aug 28, 2019
In a city where rising accommodation prices and cost of living push both visiting artists and locals out of its festivals, Scottee's Class could not be more pertinent, and that is exactly why it needs to be presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Emma Ainley-Walker - Aug 28, 2019
Knot explores intimacy in relationships, not just romantic, through showstopping and emotional acrobatics and dance.
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
RETRO REPORT on PBS, a new one-hour magazine format series hosted by journalist Celeste Headlee and artist Masud Olufani and featuring New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz, premieres Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, pbs.org and the PBS App. Presented by Georgia Public Broadcasting and produced by Retro Report, a non-profit organization whose mission is to arm the public with a complete picture of today's most important stories, the series offers viewers a fresh perspective on current headlines, revealing their unknown — and often surprising — connections to the past. The series continues Mondays and Tuesday nights, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET through Tuesday, October 29. 
by Matthew Blank - Aug 28, 2019
Fire Island Pines Arts Project presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE August 31 and September 1.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
How Pat Addiss arrived at her second act as a Broadway producer, is at the  heart of her fascinating story Necessity is the Mother of Re-invention  which she'll share on Tuesday September 17, 6:00pm, as the kick-off presenter for the Palace Theater's  2ND ACT series. Individual tickets are $25 ($20 for AARP and OLLI members) and include a light dinner meal, may be purchased in person or by calling the Palace Box office at  203.346.2000 or  on-line at https://www.palacetheaterct.org/shows/second-act/2nd-act-pat-addiss/.  Subscriptions to the monthly series are also available.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announces its most ambitious and a?oeSpectacular, Spectaculara?? season of special events ever! Revel in the unmistakable sounds of THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS and THE FOUR FRESHMEN and to the songs of country legend TRAVIS TRITT; sing along with MOULIN ROUGE and THE LITTLE MERMAID, and do the time warp with ROCKY HORROR's Dr. Frank-N-Furter!  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for the first production of their 2019/2020 Sandbox Series of World Premieres: The Daughters, written by Patricia Cotter. Jessica Holt will direct the world premiere production, presented at the Creativity Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Where was The WaitStaff last year? What is Jesus' twitter handle? Who is Angela and why is she starting a parking war in South Philly? The answer to these and other questions may be answered as Philly's sketchiest performers take the stage in a?oeSock It To Me!a??  Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking television comedy series, Laugh In, this 60-minute show runs for twelve performances September 7-21 at L'Etage Cabaret in Bella Vista. General admission is $20 (Fringe Arts members save 30%.) Seating is limited and tickets are available for purchase at https://fringearts.com/event/sock-it-to-me/
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Recognizing that increased access to the arts enhances the vibrancy of local communities, ComEd and the League of Chicago Theatres today announced grants of up to $10,000 each to 13 non-profit arts organizations throughout northern Illinois. From local performing arts troupes to galleries and theatres, each grantee has proposed at least one unique project to support the expansion of arts and cultural offerings for underserved audiences in the communities ComEd serves.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
What to wear, when to train and how to avoid carbs in this hilarious cabaret with Alice Springs cabaret chanteuse Lisa-Marie Ryan