Friday, September 28, 2012

Preview: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 @ Ars Nova

Billed as "an electro-pop opera ripped from a scandalous slice of Tolstoy's War an Peace," Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 has the cred of Dave Malloy who wrote Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage and co-created the Obie Award winning Three Pianos and Rachel Chavkin director of Mission Drift and Architecting for The TEAM (of which she is Artistic Director).

Ars Nova presents
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
by Dave Malloy
Directed by Rachel Chavkin

October 1 - November 10, 2012

511 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Tickets: $10 - $30

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Preview: Target Margin's 2012-2013 Season

The invaluable Target Margin will dedicate it's 2012-2013 season to exploring Yiddish theater.

First up is their terrific TM Lab, at The Brick from October 17 - November 3, presenting new interpretations of such plays as God, Man, and Devil by Jacob Gordin, Dukus by Alter Kacyzne, and After Midnight by Samuel Daixel. The Lab will also feature a few free events including Panel Discussion: The Other Yiddish Plays with Debra Caplan, Caraid O’Brien, Alyssa Quint, and Nahma Sandrow.

In the spring, Target Margin Artictic Director, David Herskovits, will direct The Haunted Inn a 1912 play by Peretz Hirschbein at Abrons Arts Center. The Haunted Inn will run from March 6-30, 2013.

Plus, their season brochure (?) artwork is awesome!

For tickets and information about Target Margin's 2012-2013 Season: Click Here

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Preview: HERESY at The Flea

The Flea presents A.R. Gurney's view of the near-future via-a-vie politics, religion and immaculate conception. This world premiere is directed by Flea Artistic Director, Jim Simson and the cast includes: Reg E. Cathey, Steve Mellor, Kathy Najimy and Annette O’Toole.

And the postcard is awesome!

The Flea presents

September 30 - November 4

The Flea Theater
41 White Street
New York, NY 10013

$45 Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sunday Matinees
$50 Friday and Saturday nights
PWYC Tuesdays at the door only
$10 Saturday Matinees

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Thursday, September 20, 2012


Two short plays, each directed by each-other’s author. The playwright-directors are Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani. Throw Estelle Parsons, Larry Pine and Craig Bierko into the mix and you’ve got a great evening of theater to be sure.

LaMama ETC, presents
AdA: Authors Directing Authors 
September 28th – October 14th
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30; Saturday & Sunday at 2:30

Ellen Stewart Theater
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $18; $13 Students & Seniors

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PREVIEW: Charlie Victor Romeo returns

Charlie Victor Romeo is not for the faint of heart.  CVR also stands for cockpit voice recorder and this show is reenactments of the final minutes of several airline disasters.  Your palms sweat, your heart races and you don't soon forget this intense piece of theater - and it's back for a limited run at 3LD from October 4th- 20th.  It is NOT to be missed.

at 3LD
80 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006
Tickets: $25 $18 (Just Reduced)
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Monday, September 17, 2012

PREVIEW: The Debate Society's Blood Play at Bushwick Starr

The Debate Society's new play, Blood Play, will premiere at Bushwick Starr on October 3rd.  Written by Hanna Bos and Paul Thureen, Blood Play is described as "a darkly comic thriller of post-war verve and pre-adolescent disquiet...set in the tranquil Chicago suburb of Skokie in the early 1950's."

Given The Debate Society's attention to detail, expect a lush period feel along with a quirky point of view.  Blood Play runs through October 27th.  Buy tickets through September 19th and they are only $15 (regularly $18).

Bushwick Starr presents

The Debate Society's


October 3 - 27; Wednesday - Saturday @ 8pm

Tickets $15 through 9/19; $18 thereafter

The Bushwick Starr
207 Starr Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Atlantic Theater Company's Awesome 2012-2013 Season

The formidable Atlantic Theater Company has a kick-ass season lined up for its first back in their newly refurbished space.  Touting four world premiers and two New York premiers, this is a great reason to buy a subscription!

First up, Harper Regan by UK author Simon Stephens, author of last season's Bluebird. Founding Atlantic Theater member, Mary McCann stars in the title role with support from the fabulous Mary Beth Peil among others. Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs.

As we already pointed out HERE, we are always excited about a new play by Melissa James Gibson. Daniel Aukin, her often director-collaborator, is on hand to be sure What Rhymes With America is not to be missed.

A new play by Rolin Jones, the author of Pulitzer finalist, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, follows. The Jammer is set in the "hard-boiled, bizarre world of professional roller derby in New York during the late 1950’s."

February will bring a new play by one of our finest American playwrights, Craig Lucas. His new play, The Lying Lesson will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, best know for her work on August:Osage County, is described as a "hilarious and unsettling homage to the films of Hollywood’s GoldenAge."

Three Kinds of Exile, by John Guare will come along in the spring. The play weaves the stories of three real exiles from Czechoslovakia and Poland into a "riveting dramatic tapestry and probes the meaning of home, identity and how we carry the past with us."

And finally a new play by Atlantic company member, Rob McLachlan, titled Good Television which presents a "fascinating behind the scenes peek at moderntelevision drama at its most extreme."

For more information, go to:

Monday, September 03, 2012

11 Shows To See This Fall

Playwrights Horizons
(now in previews; opens 9/18)
David Schwimmer and Amy Ryan headline Lisa D'Amour’s Pulitzer-finalist comedy, DETROIT. Anne Kaufman directs the NY premiere at Playwrights Horizons.
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The Flea
(now in previews; opens 9/19)
Thomas Bradshaw, author of last seasons controversial BURNING is back with his take on the Biblical character. Benjamin H. Kamine directs a company of Bats (The Flea’s resident acting company). Note: strong language, violence, and nudity.
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Partial Comfort Productions @ Wild Project
(performances begin Sept. 18th)
Partial Comfort Productions celebrates its tenth anniversary with TEN, described as: “10 Plays. 10 Nights. 10 Actors. 10 Playwrights. 10 Directors. $10.” Playwrights include Thomas Bradshaw (see JOB above), Greg Keller, Sam Marks and PC’s own Chad Beckim.
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The Live Source Collective @ Access Theater
(performances begin Sept. 27th)
Set in a fictional New York City broadcasting studio, WE ARE LIVE centers on the young characters of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, merging his text with Shakespeare's Hamlet, and featuring original music by the company.
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Nosedive Productions @ Brick Theater
(performances begin Oct. 4th)
Nosedive productions has been keeping the tradition of Grand Guignol alive in NYC. This year, just in time for Halloween they give us THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT...RAW FEED which includes gay porn stars, game show contestants, Christian ventriloquists and most likely buckets of blood.
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The Theatre Project @ Players Theater
(performances begin Oct. 4th)
Sean Pomposello’s new variation on Sweeney Todd is directed by Christian Amato, described as an unauthorized parody of Sweeney Todd is if written by Jack Kerouac, Jim Thompson & Mario Puzo.
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Classic Stage Company
(performances begin Oct. 17th)
Austin Pendleton helms a new production of Chekhov’s IVANOV at Classic Stage Company with a company that includes Ethan Hawke, Maxwell and Juliet Rylance. Given CSC track record with Chekhov productions lately, this is surely not to be missed.
For Tickets (which go on sale 9/20) & Info: Click Here
Lincoln Center Theater @ Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
(performances begin Oct. 25th)
Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen star in Christopher Durang’s new comedy which transports Chekhov's characters to present day Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Nicholas Martin directs.
For Tickets (which go on sale soon) & Info: Click Here
Public Theater
(performances begin Oct. 30th)
The third installment of Richard Neilson’s look at the Apple family of Rhinebeck again takes place on the date of its official opening: November 6th, 2012, the day of the 2012 presidential election. These plays have become the highlight of the fall season each year, and given the importance of this installment expect no different this year. And tickets are only $15.
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New York Theater Workshop
(performances begin Nov. 13th)
Paula Vogel’s A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS finally comes to NYC. Tina Landau directs this epic story of Christmas at wartime that mixes historical and fictional characters and period music and Christmas hymns.
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Atlantic Theater
(performances begin Nov. 19th)
The amazing playwright, Melissa James Gibson, has a new play and it will be at the Atlantic Theater Company and it will be directed by Daniel Aukin. Really, do you need to know anything else?
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