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Barbara Ligeti & Jeffrey Altshuler
In Association With
Barrow Street Theatre

Present

RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
With BILLY HAYES

An Epic Journey Of Self Discovery

Written And Performed By Billy Hayes

Directed by Jeffrey Altshuler

Engagement Begins At Barrow Street Theatre

September 24, 2014 With Opening Set For

October 2, 2014 (39 Years To The Day Of Billy's Escape)

There Will Be A Q&A With Billy Hayes And The Audience

Following Each Performance

Published in Off-Broadway

OFF BROADWAY HIT

T R I B E S

EXTENDS BY  POPULAR DEMAND!
AT BARROW STREET THEATRE

TICKETS NOW ON SALE
THROUGH JANUARY 6, 2013
FOR DRAMA DESK AND NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE
AWARD-WINNING PLAY

BY NINA RAINE

DIRECTED BY DAVID CROMER

FASTEST SELLING SHOW IN BARROW STREET HISTORY!

New York, NY (7/17/12)Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter have announced that the acclaimed Off-Broadway hit play Tribes has been extended at The Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, NYC), by popular demand,  through January 6, 2013

NILAJA SUN’S

OFF BROADWAY SMASH

“ N O   C H I L D . . . ”

EXTENDS FOR 2 WEEKS

AT BARROW STREET THEATRE

PERFORMANCES NOW THROUGH AUGUST 14, 2011

New York, NY – Obie Award-winning actress and solo performer Nilaja Sun’s return engagement of the Off Broadway smash No Child… has been extended by two weeks, it was announced today by Producers Scott Morfee and Tom Wirtshafter.  Due to popular demand, No Child…will now run through August 14, 2011 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue).

No Child…, directed by Hal Brooks, began performances at the Barrow Street Theatre in 2006 where it ran for an astonishing 311 performances and played to sold-out audiences for over a year.  Following the New York run of the show, Sun embarked on a national and international tour of the show, earning unanimous rave reviews and 17 awards along the way, including an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards including the John Gassner playwriting award for Outstanding New American Play, a Theatre World Award, the Helen Hayes Award, a Los Angeles Ovation Award, and was named the Best One-Person Show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. 

This summer, Sun is still packing them in and the critics continue to rave:

“The shape-shifting Nilaja Sun has brought No Child…, her thrillingly funny,

guilelessly heartbreaking one-woman panorama of the New York City public school,

back to the Barrow Street Theatre, where it first made a splash five years ago. 

Sun uses nothing but her infinitely ductile body, her unbelievably polychromatic voice box,

and her nine years working in struggling schools to bring to life that entire fractious, chaotic ecosystem, from students to teachers to wand-wielding security officer. 

Her grown-ups are sketch-comedy masterpieces,

but her children are downright amazing.”

-          Scott Brown, New York Magazine

July 18, 2011

The performance schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are priced at $40 and are available through SmartTix (212) 868-4444www.smarttix.com, or at the Barrow Street Theatre box office (open at 1:00 p.m. daily).  Student tickets at $15 are available on the day of performance only at the box office.  For group sales, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South in the heart of Greenwich Village.  Nearby subway stops are the 1 at Christopher Street (walk 1 block South on 7th Avenue to Barrow) and the A, C, E, B, D, F and M at West 4th (walk West on 4th Street, left on Barrow).

No Child… began its remarkable life in 2004 when Sun was commissioned by Epic Theatre Ensemble to write a play based on her unique work in New York City’s toughest schools, among them Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.  Martin Luther King Jr. High School was specifically created in 1972 as a fully integrated public school that brought non-white students into the Lincoln Center community.  In his book, Shame of the Nation, Jonathan Kozol cites MLK as a perfect example of “apartheid schooling” as it currently enrolls no white students.  No Child… was presented by Epic in the spring of 2006 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row, where it played for 47 performances.  The show then transferred to the Barrow Street Theatre where it ran Off Broadway in a commercial run with Scott Morfee, Tom Wirtshafter and Epic Theatre Ensemble producing.

Nilaja Sun's New York credits include No Child..., Einstein's Gift, Pieces of the Throne, Time and the Conways (each with Epic Theatre Ensemble),Huck and Holden (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Cook (Intar), and The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (Summer Play Festival).  She has also been seen on “Louie,” “30 Rock,” “Law and Order: SVU,” as Detective Gloria Hubbard in the film The International, and on AMC’s “Rubicon.”  As a solo performer, Nilaja's projects include critically acclaimed Blues for a Gray Sun (Intar), La Nubia Latina, Black and Blue, Insufficient Fare, Due to the Tragic Events of... and Mixtures.  A native of the Lower East Side, she is a Princess Grace Award winner and has worked as a teaching artist in NYC.

The original design team was Narelle Sissons, set; Mark Barton, lighting; Jessica Gaffney, costume; and Ron Russell, sound.

For more information, visit www.barrowstreettheatre.com.

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BARROW STREET THEATRE

LAUNCHES NEW

“SOUNDS OF SUMMER”

A MUSICAL STORYTELLING CELEBRATION

BY ACCLAIMED COMPOSERS TODD ALMOND,

MICHAEL FRIEDMAN, JOSH SCHMIDT, KENNY VANCE

GLEN BERGER AND PIGPEN THEATRE COMPANY
TO PRESENT TALES FROM THE FAUCET & OTHER STORIES:
AN EVENING OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL
AND A SPECIAL ENCORE CONCERT OF “GONE MISSING” BY THE CIVILIANS

THE MUSICAL STORYTELLING BEGINS JUNE 13th 

New York, NY – (May 25, 2011) Producers Scott MorfeeJean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter have announced the debut of  Sounds of Summer, a musical storytelling celebration by acclaimed composers Todd Almond, Michael Friedman, Josh Schmidt and Kenny Vance.  In addition, Glen Berger (SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark) and PigPen Theatre Company will collaborate on an evening of new material andOff-Broadway’s The Civilians will present a concert version of the their hit musical, Gone Missing.

The music begins Monday, June 13th with Kenny Vance and The Planotones at 7:30 p.m. with  subsequent performances on Monday evenings beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street).  

2011 Sounds of Summer Lineup:

Monday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Up Close and Personal: An Evening with Kenny Vance and the Planotones
an evening of song and stories
Running time is 2 hours with intermission.

Kenny Vance and the Planotones offer their audience an invitation into their "basement" rehearsal studio for an intimate evening of song and stories spanning Vance's varied and accomplished 50-year career, and the music that has been its unique soundtrack. It is a story only Vance and The Planotones can tell, with a historical perspective framed by a multi-faceted career that began on the Brooklyn street corners, and rose through Jay and the Americans, the Brill Building, his stint as musical director for “Saturday Night Live,” and numerous music-driven film classics like Animal HouseEddie and The Cruisers, Hairspray, and the movie in which The Planotones were "born," American Hot Wax. After a short intermission, as an added treat, the audience is able to interact with Vance during a warm and informative “Question and Answer” session followed by a Kenny Vance and The Planotones concert. 

All tickets for Up Close and Personal: An Evening with Kenny Vance and the Planotones are priced $35.00.

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Monday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m.   
Todd Almond: Wyoming and Parts of Kansas
A concert of new music
Running time is 85 minutes

Todd Almond's Wyoming and Parts of Kansas is a travelogue-in-song inspired by the songwriter's journey across the American plains. With his band and special guests, Wyoming and Parts of Kansas is told with Almond's singular blend of humor and plaintiveness.


"Almond's brilliant lyrics and music are reminiscent of Hoagy Carmichael's songs,

with their bemused and fragmented stylings."

-         New York Times

About last season's On the Levee:

"Delicate and blunt, drawing oblique energy from classical past shows-most notably Show Boat and Caroline, or Change-while forcing a space for itself...Todd Almond's exemplary score is framed as existing blues songs and spirituals that the characters know."

-         Time Out New York


All tickets for Todd Almond's Wyoming and Parts of Kansas are priced $25.00.

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Monday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Joshua Schmidt: Songbook
Directed by Michael Padden
Running time is 85 minutes.

Featuring guest artists Todd Almond (BST’s Wyoming and Parts of Kansas), Cyrilla Baer (Adding Machine, the Musical), Elizabeth Baltes (LCT’s A Minister’s Wife), Drew Gehling (LCT's A Ministers Wife, Jersey Boys), Joel Hatch (Billy Elliott,  Adding Machine, The Musical)Marc Kudisch (LCT’s A Minister’s Wife, 9 to 5), 2011 Obie Award winner Austin Pendleton, Margo Seibert (Shakespeare Theatre Company's Candide), Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, 110 in The Shade, LCT’s A Minister’s Wife)Amy Warren (August: Osage County, Adding Machine the Musical), Lauren Worsham (ENCORE’s Where's Charley? ).

Featuring musical guests Tim Splain, Richard Carsey, Steve Gilweski, and Brad Carbone.

All tickets for An Evening of Music by Joshua Schmidt are priced $25.00.

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Monday July 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Tales from the Faucet & Other Stories:  An Evening with Glen Berger
Featuring original music by PigPen Theatre Company
Directed by Michael Page
Running time is 75 minutes

Join BST for an evening of stories by Glen Berger, featuring original music by PigPen Theatre Company. The evening will be presented by an ensemble of performers, including cast members of Broadway's SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.

All tickets for Tales from the Faucet & Other Stories: An Evening with Glen Berger are priced $25.00.

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Monday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.    ENCORE PERFORMANCE
Todd Almond: Wyoming and Parts of Kansas
A concert of new music

All tickets for Todd Almond: Wyoming and Parts of Kansas are priced $25.00.

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Monday August 8 at 8:00 p.m.
The Civilians in Concert:  GONE MISSING
Directed & Written by Steven Cosson, from interviews by the company
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Running time is 75 minutes

Barrow Street Theatre is proud to present a concert performance of The Civilians in Gone Missing, a wry and whimsical musical documentary, crafted from company interviews with real-life New Yorkers about things gone missing, from keys cell phones to dogs and friends…even sanity! BST produced, with The Civilians, the critically acclaimed commercial Off-Broadway production of Gone Missing that ran for 7 months in 2007.  Directed and written by Steven Cosson with music by award-winning composer Michael Friedman, The Civilians portray more than thirty characters in their signature storytelling cabaret style.

*FIVE STARS*

 “A witty, quick-footed, entertaining evening of theatre.  Miss it and weep.”

- Time Out New York

*CRITIC’S PICK*

“Gone Missing is fresh, breezy, and very funny indeed, A PERFECT SUMMER NTERTAINMENT.”

- The New York Times

“A RARE FIND.  Ask me to name a show I’ve seen recently that I’ve enjoyed more:

I’d be at a total loss.”

-          New York Daly News

“ENGROSSING and INVENTIVE…a reflection on loss that’s both RIDICULOUS and PROFOUND.”

-                       Variety

 

All tickets for The Civilians in Concert: Gone Missing are priced $25.00.

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Subscription packages are available -- hear all the Sounds of Summer for only $72.50.


Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased online at www.smartix.com, by phone at (212) 868-4444, or at the Barrow Street Theatre Box Office (27 Barrow Street) open daily at 1 p.m.   Additional information is available online at www.barrowstreettheatre.com

Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South in the heart of Greenwich Village.  Nearby subway stops are the 1 at Christopher Street (walk 1 block South on 7th Avenue to Barrow) and the A, C, E, B, D, F and M at West 4th (walk West on 4th Street, left on Barrow).

OBIE AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS AND SOLO PERFORMER

NILAJA SUN

RETURNS TO BARROW STREET THEATRE

IN THE OFF BROADWAY SMASH

“ N O   C H I L D . . . ”

FOR LIMITED SUMMER ENGAGEMENT

PERFORMANCES BEGIN JUNE 5, 2011

New York, NY – Obie Award-winning actress and solo performer Nilaja Sun will return to New York City this summer in her Off Broadway smash No Child…, it was announced today by Producers Scott Morfee and Tom Wirtshafter.  No Child…, directed by Hal Brooks, began performances at the Barrow Street Theatre in 2006 where it ran for an astonishing 311 performances and played to sold-out audiences for over a year.  Following the New York run of the show, Sun embarked on a national and international tour of the show, earning unanimous rave reviews and 17 awards along the way, including an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards including the John Gassner playwriting award for Outstanding New American Play, a Theatre World Award, the Helen Hayes Award, a Los Angeles Ovation Award, and was named the Best One-Person Show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.  Sun comes back, where it all began, to the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue) for 40 performances only starting June 5.  An official opening night is set for Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

No Child… is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system, in which Sun fearlessly transforms with rapid-fire precision into the teachers, students, parents, administrators, janitors and security guards who inhabit our schools and shape the future of America, making this play one of the most acclaimed theatrical events in recent years.

The performance schedule is as follows: from June 5 – 25, 2011: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.. and Sunday at 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.  Beginning June 25: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are priced at $40 and are available through SmartTix (212) 868-4444www.smarttix.com, or at the Barrow Street Theatre box office (open at 1:00 p.m. daily).  Student tickets at $15 are available on the day of performance only at the box office.  For group sales, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South in the heart of Greenwich Village.  Nearby subway stops are the 1 at Christopher Street (walk 1 block South on 7th Avenue to Barrow) and the A, C, E, B, D, F and M at West 4th (walk West on 4th Street, left on Barrow).

No Child… began its remarkable life in 2004 when Sun was commissioned by Epic Theatre Ensemble to write a play based on her unique work in New York City’s toughest schools, among them Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.  Martin Luther King Jr. High School was specifically created in 1972 as a fully integrated public school that brought non-white students into the Lincoln Center community.  In his book, Shame of the Nation, Jonathan Kozol cites MLK as a perfect example of “apartheid schooling” as it currently enrolls no white students.  No Child… was presented by Epic in the spring of 2006 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row, where it played for 47 performances.  The show then transferred to the Barrow Street Theatre where it ran Off Broadway in a commercial run with Scott Morfee, Tom Wirtshafter and Epic Theatre Ensemble producing.

Nilaja Sun's other New York credits include No Child..., Einstein's Gift, Pieces of the Throne, Time and the Conways (each with Epic Theatre Ensemble), Huck and Holden (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Cook (Intar), and The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (Summer Play Festival).  She has also been seen on “Louie,” “30 Rock,” “Law and Order: SVU,” as Detective Gloria Hubbard in the film The International, and on AMC’s “Rubicon.”  As a solo performer, Nilaja's projects include critically acclaimed Blues for a Gray Sun (Intar), La Nubia Latina, Black and Blue, Insufficient Fare, Due to the Tragic Events of... and Mixtures.  A native of the Lower East Side, she is a Princess Grace Award winner and has worked as a teaching artist in NYC.

The original design team is Narelle Sissons, set; Mark Barton, lighting; Jessica Gaffney, costume; and Ron Russell, sound.

For more information, visit www.barrowstreettheatre.com.

What the critics say about “No Child…”

“THE SHOW OF THE YEAR!  An unexpected, superb achievement.  Ms. Sun’s gloriously uncynical gem reaches greatness.  She has offered hope and belief in a better,

saner world.  Her schoolkids are lucky to have her.  So are we.”

New York Observer

“BEST SOLO SHOW OF THE YEAR!  Sensational!  Grade: A”

Entertainment Weekly

“BEST OF THE YEAR!

Nilaja Sun tells us something vital about our world.

No Child… goes where theater rarely dares to tread."

New York Magazine

“That Sun has done something great in this show is without question.  That she has managed to bring politics that don’t preach and a heart that is not lachrymose to the enterprise is more than ample evidence of her skill as a writer:

it is a testament to her intelligence and to the strong moral center that guides her.

Like Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg in their early work,

Sun brings us not her world but the world.

By showing us how the other half lives, Sun and Brooks provide an object lesson in what should not be missing from any life curriculum: HOPE.”

The New Yorker

“A marvelous performance.  Touching and funny.”

The New York Times

Don’t Miss!

Time Out New York

“Every kid deserves a teacher like Nilaja Sun.  It’s enough to make angels weep to watch this caring, committed performance.”

Variety

“A tour-de-force.”

New York Post

"Sun doesn't just shine, she BLAZES."

Newsday

“BRAVO! This richly layered tour- de-force performance is A REVELATION.

Sun’s on stage lessons are as entertaining as they are enlightening.”

NY1 News

“Critic’s Pick!

LUMINOUS, LIVELY and UNFORGETTABLE!”

The Boston Globe

No Child... won't be left behind.

Nilaja Sun's dazzling one-woman show is a tour de force

and a wrenching cry from the heart.

PRICELESS, VIVID, SEARING, TRUE, and HEARTBREAKING!”

The Chicago Sun-Times

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BARROW STREET THEATRE

GOES ‘GREEN’

WITH

 “C A P S U L E   33”

CREATED & PERFORMED BY

THADDEUS PHILLIPS

CO-CREATED WITH TATIANA MALLARINO

MUSIC BY EVENING MAGAZINE

 

A THEATRICAL EVENT TO RUN ENTIRELY
ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT BEGINS SEPTEMBER 17TH
AT BARROW STREET THEATRE

New York, NY (September 3, 2010) – Barrow Street Theatre goes ‘green’ this fall with the presentation of CAPSULE 33, a theatrical event to run entirely on sustainable energy, created and performed by Thaddeus Phillips, co-created with Tatiana Mallarino, with music by Evening Magazine.  The 4-week limited engagement begins performances Friday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m. and will continue through Saturday evening, October 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street).  Opening Night is set for Thursday evening, September 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

CAPSULE 33 concerns Milo, a resident of the famed Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, hailed as the world’s first example of “recyclable housing,” which is on the brink of being imploded (both in the play and in real life).  Despite the impending destruction of the tower, Milo (along with his rubber ducky, Fumio) refuses to leave.  We witness his final day in the tower and take a new look at architecture, human habitat, and a sustainable society.

Powered entirely by sustainable energy, the transformative set is designed and constructed out of recycled materials, and uses no electricity from the power grid to run the show.  The performance is lit by LED lights that run on a foot powered ‘WEZA’ generator.  These generators are commonly used by organizations like Doctors Without Borders and UNICEF in undeveloped parts of the world to supply power for aid projects as large as hospitals and as small as charging car batteries.  Upon entering the theatre, the audience is encouraged to take part by giving the WEZA generator a good pump which will supply the show with the power necessary for that performance.

The workshop production of Capsule 33, originally titled Microworld(s) Part #1, received its world premiere at the Off The Grid Festival in Philadelphia in September 2009 and at Buntport Theater in Denver in October 2009.  John Moore of the Denver Post said, “…smart theater for a new generation of theatergoers, a model of efficiency and theatrical ingenuity. It's like a visit to a museum, a lecture from Bill Nye the Science Guy and a super-cool avant-garde film, all in one.”

Thaddeus Phillips, a former Robert Lepage (Geometry of Miracles, BAM, 2000) collaborator, whose 2006 work, ¡EL CONQUISTADOR!, opened Off-Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop was recognized with Lortel and Drama League nominations. That production, about a hapless Colombian doorman, toured internationally to Spain, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Scotland and Holland.

The creative team includes James Clotfelter (Lights) and music by the Philadelphia based band, Evening Magazine.  The production will be stage managed by Melissa Jernigan and assistant stage managed by Miriam Hyfler. 

The performance schedule for CAPSULE 33 is as follows: Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.  General Admission tickets are priced at $35 and are available through SmartTix (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com, or at the Barrow Street Theatre box office (open at 1 p.m. daily).  Student tickets at $20 are available on the day of performance only at the box office.

Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South in the heart of Greenwich Village.  Nearby subway stops are the 1 at Christopher Street (walk 1 block South on 7th Avenue to Barrow) and the A, C, E, B, D, F and M at West 4th (walk West on 4th Street, left on Barrow).

 

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