Sunday, March 31, 2013

This Week Beyond Broadway: GOLDOR $ MYTHYKA and I AM AN OPERA

Two exciting projects begin performances this week...

New Georges presents
A new play by Lynn Rosen
Developed with + directed by Shana Gold

Based on a truly true story!  In 2008, playwright Lynn Rosen read an article she couldn’t get out of her head… A nice young couple enamored of fantasy role-playing games, Roger Dillon and Nicole Boyd, steal $7.4 million from an armored car company in Youngstown, Ohio. By the time they’re captured just 350 miles away (in Pipestem, West Virginia), the public has dubbed them the “Goth Bonnie and Clyde.”

With Ben Beckley, Jaspal Binning, Christopher Gerson, Kristin Griffith, Jenni Meador, Bobby Moreno, Garrett Neergaard, Rob Leo Roy, Jenny Seastone Stern, Bubba Weiler
design Lenore Doxsee, Nick Francone, Piama Habibullah, Jared Mezzocchi, Tristan Raines, Shane Rettig

Original music - Shane Rettig
Props - Rachel Graf Evans
Choreography - Melissa Riker 

New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher Street
New York , New York 10014

April 3rd - 27th, 2013

For Tickets and Info: Click Here


Dixon Place presents
I Am An Opera
Written, Composed and Performed by Joseph Keckler

Directed by Uwe Mengel
Music Direction by Patrick Grant 

Lighting Design by Ben Kato Video in collaboration with Ned Stresen-Reuter and Laura Terruso
Featuring Costume Elements by Andrew Jordan 

Fridays and Saturdays
April 5th - 27th at 7:30PM

Dixon Place 
161A Chrystie Street
(Between Rivington & Delancey Streets)
New York, NY 10002

For Tickets and Info: Click Here 

Discount Tix: ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN (Theater Breaking Through Barriers)

ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN is a fresh, funny and eventually fierce look at screenwriting for Hollywood. By studying a mentoring relationship between an old Hollywood hand and an eager young student, it shows the move of major movies from the elegance and grace of Fred Astaire to the massacres and fireballs of modern flicks.

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) presents
By Bruce Graham
Director by Ike Schambelan

With Stephen Drabicki, Pamela Sabaugh and Nicholas Viselli

Choreographer - John Sheridan
Set and Lighting Designer - Bert Scott,
Costume Designer - Kristine Koury

April 6 – May 5, 2013

The Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street NYC

Tickets $36.25 (Reg. $51.25)
Use code TRTBTB 
Phone: (212) 239-6200 and mention code TRTBTB
Or online: Click Here and use code TRTBTB

Saturday, March 30, 2013

2013 Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab begins Monday

Since it's inception, 15 years ago, the Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab has fostered the creation of new work from some of New York's most exciting young and emerging artists. From Jackie Sibblies Drury to David Adjmi, Annie Baker to Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, our Lab members have played an enormous part in the development of the creative life of our theater. 

This year's reading series promises to continue that trend with five terrific plays from some of New York's most distinctive new theatrical voices! 

by Evan Twohy / directed by Jess Chayes 
Venue: New Dramatists, 424 West 44th Street. April 1st at 7PM

by Max Posner / directed by Jesse Jou
Venue: Access Theater, 380 Broadway. April 15th at 7PM

by Anna Greenfield / directed by Mary Birnbaum
Venue: Access Theater, 380 Broadway. April 29th at 7PM

by Tracy Thorne / directed by Kristan Seemel
Venue: Soho Rep., 46 Walker Street. May 6th at 7PM

by Elizabeth Irwin / directed by Sarah Krohn
Venue: Soho Rep., 46 Walker Street. May 13th at 7PM

Writer/Director Lab will move around a bit this year, so please take note of the various venues. All readings are free and open to the public, first come first served. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Discount Tix: COLLAPSE (Women's Project)

Hanna has it all.  Sort of: a caring husband in control of his panic attacks, a free-spirited sister with a penchant for accidental crime, an exciting career fraught with moral dilemmas, and a drunken house plant.  COLLAPSE is a hilarious and transcendent   odyssey that explores the real and imagined circumstances that push people to the edge.

Women's Project Theater presents
By Allison Moore
Directed by Jackson Gay

With Nadia Bowers, Hannah Cabell,
Maurice McRae, and Elliot Villar

Sets by Lee Savage
Costumes by Oana Botez
Lights by Paul Whitaker
Sound by Jill B.C. DuBoff

April 7 - May 19, 2013

City Center Stage II
131 West 55th Street, NYC

Discount for $45 tickets (reg. $60)
Use code: 10489 online and WP1 for Box Office and Phone

Online: HERE use code 10489
Phone: 212-581-1212 - use code WP1
In Person: 131 West 55th Street, NYC - use code WP1

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Film: The Stages of Edward Albee

The Paley Center For Media will present the New York premiere of THE STAGES OF EDWARD ALBEE a new documentary exploring the life and work of the muti-award-winning playwright.

Appearing In Person:

Edward Albee
Kathleen Turner
Filmmakers: James Dowell  and John Kolomvakis
Moderator: Ben Brantley, Chief Theater Critic, The New York Times

Ben Brantley, chief drama critic of the New York Times, has stated that Edward Albee is “without peer among American playwrights,” asking the most basic existential questions. This intimate documentary uncovers the life and artistry of the man who continues to inspire and challenge the Broadway community. Albee is casually captured in his loft amid his extensive art collection, as well as relaxing in his summer home in Montauk. Actors Kathleen Turner, Marian Seldes, Bill Irwin, and Bill Pullman reflect on the challenges of performing Albee’s work, in addition to reading from his plays. Albee’s place in theatrical history is considered by playwrights Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, and John Guare. The Stages of Edward Albee is engaging and revealing, illuminating the creative process and the impact of one illustrious writer on his colleagues and audience.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
6:30 pm

Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY 10019

$35/$25 for Paley Center Members

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5 Things To See in April 2013

Vampire Cowboys and Incubator Arts Project present
by Crystal Skillman
directed by Robert Ross Parker

Incubator Arts Project
131 E 10th Street
New York, NY 10003

thru April 13th!

With pissed-off Pikachus, steam punk armies, stood-up Sailor Moons and roller-blading monsters on the prowl, it's easy to get lost in the Inferno-esque anime convention where the fans, the otakus, and the geeks prowl. But to score a rare signature from their comic book idol, teenage outcasts Dayna and Honey will take on obsessive magic players, Jedis and elfs, cosplayers and convention guards - through all nine flights of Ohio's Dante's Fire-Con - to get a chance to shake hands with their pop-culture hero.

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The Movement Theater Company presents
By Harrison David Rivers
Conceived and Directed by David Mendizabal

When a young gay man is found dead in his New York apartment, his best friends are left wondering why. Part meditation and part celebration, LOOK UPON OUR LOWLINESS is a touching, unexpectedly funny story of seven men who, in the wake of a tragic loss, choose to embrace life. In a world inundated by technology and constant communication, the play examines the interconnectedness of love, loss, faith, and healing.

Harlem School of the Arts Theater
645 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030
April 4th - April 20th

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Red Bull Theater presents
Directed by Joseph Hardy
American Premiere of a new adaptation by Mike Poulton
With Daniel Davis, Laila Robins, Derek Smith

On an isolated island, military captain, Edgar, and his ex-actress wife, Alice, approach the 25th anniversary of an intense marriage.  When a jolt from the past arrives in the shape of Alice's cousin Gustav, a deadly battle of wills begins.  And Edgar is prepared to fight to his very last breath…  Strindberg's masterful vivisection of a diabolic union blazed the trail for modern marriage portraits like "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".  Red Bull Theater brings this modern masterpiece to life in a savagely comic and bracingly intimate production.

Lucile Lortel Theater
121 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
April 10 - May 4, 2013

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Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages present

Written by Tanya Barfield

Directed by  Leigh Silverman
With Kerry Butler and Eisa Davis

When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.

thru  May 19th

Peter Jay Sharp Theater
416 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

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The Public Theater presents
Concept and Lyrics: David Byrne
Music: David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
Additional music: Tom Gandey, J Pardo
Choreographed by Annie-B Parson
Directed by Alex Timbers

Within a pulsating dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. HERE LIES LOVE is neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but an immersive theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment to go beyond Imelda’s near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the tragic consequences of the abuse of power.

The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
April 2 - May 19

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