Off-Broadway Preview: “All the Fine Boys” at the New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Center

January 13, 2017 | News, Off-Broadway, Previews | Tags:

The New Group proudly presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff.  Previews begin February 14 in advance of Official Opening Night on Wednesday, March 1.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through March 26 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (Ford Foundation Studio Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). Fourteen-year-old best friends Jenny (Abigail Breslin) and Emily…

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Off Broadway Preview: Matthew Broderick Joins the New Group’s “Evening at the Talk House” by Wallace Shawn at the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

The New Group has announced that two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick joins Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House, with, as previously announced, Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Tucker, representing full casting for this U.S. premiere directed by Scott Elliott.  Previews for Evening at the Talk House begin January 31 in advance of an Official Opening Night on February 16 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West…

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Off-Broadway Review: Shakespeare’s “Othello” Consumes the Senses at the New York Theatre Workshop

January 1, 2017 | Off-Broadway | Tags:

“Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on” –  Iago in Shakespeare’s “Othello,” Act III, Scene 3 Whatever reasons that might be attributed to reimagining Shakespeare’s “Othello” – whether to create interest, heighten symbolism, or foster accessibility – what will always remain, front and center, is the tragic hero who…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Sweet Charity” at the New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Center

Although it is difficult to experience a musical like “Sweet Charity” without comparing the current production at the New Group with previous productions, that is the only fair way to be critical of the current incarnation of that iconic work done by Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Dorothy Fields. “Sweet Charity” at the New Group at the Pershing Square Signature…

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Off-Broadway Review: MCC’s “Ride the Cyclone” Rattles the Gates of Hell at the Lucille Lortel Theatre

December 22, 2016 | Off-Broadway | Tags: ,

“I KNOW THIS DREAM OF LIFE IS NEVER ENDING,/IT GOES AROUND AND ‘ROUND AND ‘ROUND AGAIN, YOU KNOW THE SUN IS RISING WHILE DESCENDING,/IT GOES ON AND ON AND NEVER ENDS.” – Jane Doe AKA Penny Lamb Like most of humankind residing earth side, the six young victims of a rollercoaster malfunction in “Ride the Cyclone” are trapped in a…

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Off-Broadway News: MCC Theater Launches Casting Search for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Artists for Upcoming NYC Premiere of the Play “Charm”

December 21, 2016 | LGBT, News, Off-Broadway | Tags:

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announces today a casting search for transgender and gender non-conforming performers as it prepares for the newly announced first show of its 2017-18 Season: the NYC premiere of Charm, a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins to be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner…

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Off-Broadway Review: “His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley” Bristles with Truth at 59E59 Theaters

December 13, 2016 | Cabaret, Off-Broadway | Tags:

“The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!” – The Real Donald Trump at 5:56 a.m. on November 19 2016 Just when you think the theatre is a safe place again after the president-elect’s recent challenge to the producers and creative…

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BroadwayCon 2017 Announces “In Trousers” Reunion January 27 – 29, 2017

BroadwayCon announced today that a special “In Trousers” Reunion will take place at BroadwayCon 2017, January 27-29 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Moderated by musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper, the Reunion will include original cast members Chip Zien (Marvin), Alison Fraser (His Wife), and Mary Testa (Miss Goldberg), William Finn (Book, Music, Lyrics, Director), André Bishop, and…

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