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The new musical revue What’s it All About? Bacharach Reimagined at the New York Theatre Workshop celebrates the music of the iconic Burt Bacharach. Happily, this musical defies any preconceived notion of how awful juke-box musicals are supposed to be. It has been lovingly woven together by a talented and earnest young man, Kyle Riabko. Riabko is also the show’s lead, inasmuch as he seems to have the most numbers in the show. Thankfully, he is accomplished at singing and playing the guitar while also being easy on the eyes.

 

Published in Off-Broadway

 

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NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP NAMES
JEREMY BLOCKER
NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Board of Trustees
Co-Presidents Noel Kirnon and Heather Randall, have announced that Jeremy Blocker has been named the theatre’s new Managing Director.
Mr. Blocker replaces William Russo who is now the Managing Director of Cambridge's American Repertory Theater.  Fred Walker currently serves as NYTW's Interim Managing Director.

Mr. Blocker joins New York Theatre Workshop in January 2014.  He is currently the Managing Director of Ars Nova, where he has helped establish a framework that serves hundreds of emerging artists each year, by developing their innovative projects, producing world premieres of their work, and helping launch their careers.  During his tenure Ars Nova’s budget grew by 50%, and Mr. Blocker oversaw six world premieres, including Dave Malloy's critically-acclaimed Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, which is currently enjoying a successful commercial run.  Mr. Blocker's previous positions include Director of Individual Giving at Manhattan Theatre Club and Development Associate for Capital Projects at Atlantic Theater Company.  He holds an MFA in theatre management from Columbia University's School of the Arts.

 

Published in Off-Broadway
Thursday, 12 September 2013 15:58

Off-Broadway Review: FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Makes Magic

Fetch Clay, Make Man is a sharp and crisp play that details an odd and intimate relationship.  It is between a man at the end of a career and one whose career was on the launching pad.  A man who was a Catholic and a man who was a recent convert to Islam.  A man who took painful stereotypes of African Americans and turned them to his advantage and a man who took those painful stereotypes and threw them off in disgust.

Published in 2013-2014 Season

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NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP
ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON TO INCLUDE

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
BACHARACH REIMAGINED

MUSIC BY BURT BACHARACH

 LYRICS BY HAL DAVID AND OTHERS

MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY KYLE RIABKO

DIRECTED BY STEVE HOGGETT

FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN

WRITTEN BY WILL POWER

DIRECTED BY DES MCANUFF

AND

CARYL CHURCHILL RETURNS TO NYTW

WITH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF

LOVE AND INFORMATION

WRITTEN BY CARYL CHURCHILL
DIRECTED BY JAMES MACDONALD

ONE ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION
TO BE ANNOUNCED IN COMING WEEKS

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo are proud to announce that its 2013-2014 subscriber season will include What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, with musical arrangements by Kyle Riabko and directed by Steven Hoggett;  Fetch Clay, Make Man written by Will Power and directed by Des McAnuff; and Love and Information written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James Macdonald.  In the coming weeks NYTW will announce an additional production that will round out the season.

NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP TO PRESENT

BELLEVILLE

WRITTEN BY AMY HERZOG

DIRECTED BY ANNE KAUFFMAN

PERFORMANCES BEGIN TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 3
TICKETS ON SALE JANUARY 8

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that the New York premiere of Belleville, written by Amy Herzog and directed by Anne Kauffman, will begin performances Tuesday, February 12 at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.  Opening night is set for Sunday, March 3 at 7pm.  Belleville is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 31.

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PERFORMANCES BEGIN TONIGHT FOR
NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP PRODUCTION OF

PAULA VOGEL’S

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS

DIRECTED TINA LANDAU

ALICE RIPLEY AND BOB STILLMAN FEATURED
AS MARY TODD AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN

OPENING NIGHT SET FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Thursday, November 15, 2012 – New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that performances will begin tonight for A Civil War Christmas, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Tina Landau, at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.  Opening night for this holiday-themed work is set for Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm.  A Civil War Christmas is scheduled to run through Sunday, December 30.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR
NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP PRODUCTION OF
PAULA VOGEL’S

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS

DIRECTED TINA LANDAU

ALICE RIPLEY AND BOB STILLMAN FEATURED
AS MARY TODD AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN

PERFORMANCES FOR HOLIDAY-THEMED PLAY
BEGIN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that tickets are on sale for A Civil War Christmas, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Tina Landau.  Performances of this holiday-themed work begin Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 7pm at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.  Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm.  A Civil War Christmas is scheduled to run through Sunday, December 30.

NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP ANNOUNCES
KATHLEEN CHALFANT
WILL LEAD THE CAST OF

RED DOG HOWLS

WRITTEN BY ALEXANDER DINELARIS
AND DIRECTED BY KEN RUS SCHMOLL

BEGINNING PERFORMANCES SEPTEMBER 4

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that Kathleen Chalfant will lead the cast of NYTW’s production of Red Dog Howls, written by Alexander Dinelaris.  Ken Rus Schmoll will direct the production, which opens the 2012-13 season, beginning performances September 4, 2012.  Full casting will be announced at a later date.

Sunday, 22 April 2012 18:01

Broadway Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Peter and the Starcatcher has just arrived on Broadway after last year's production at the New York Theatre Workshop and it still is an absolute delight. It has a perfect cast and ingenious direction by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers.  It tells the tale of three lost orphan boys and their adventures finding Neverland; this is the back-story of Peter Pan.  Based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  This production is cleverly written by Rick Elise, a Tony winner for Jersey Boys.  While parallels will be drawn between Wicked and this show, this charming show stands on its own merits.

Published in 2011-2012 Season

NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP
ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 SEASON:

THE SELECT—THE SUN ALSO RISES

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY
CREATED BY ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE
DIRECTED BY JOHN COLLINS

FOOD AND FADWA

WRITTEN BY LAMEECE ISSAQ AND DIRECTED BY SHANA GOLD

AN ILIAD

ADAPTED FROM HOMER’S THE ILIAD
WRITTEN BY LISA PETERSON AND DENIS O’HARE
DIRECTED BY LISA PETERSON
FEATURING TONY AWARD WINNERS
DENIS O’HARE AND STEPHEN SPINELLA

FOURTH PRODUCTION ANNOUNCED
IN COMING WEEKS

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New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that the theatre’s 2011-2012 subscriber season will include:

The Select—The Sun Also Rises, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway, created by Elevator Repair Service, directed by John Collins; Food and Fadwa, written by Lameece Issaq, directed by Shana Gold; An Iliad, adapted from The Iliad by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles, written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, directed by Lisa Peterson; and a fourth production to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Select—The Sun Also Rises

Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway
Created by Elevator Repair Service
Directed by John Collins

Last fall Elevator Repair Service electrified audiences with the triumphant Gatz, based on F. Scott Fitzgeralds’s The Great Gatsby, and their interpretation of The Sound and the Fury received critical acclaim when it debuted at NYTW in 2008.  The 2011-2012 Season begins with ERS’s final chapter in their trilogy of classic American literature.  The Select—The Sun Also Rises presents a fresh take on Ernest Hemingway’s tale of young ex-patriots living in Europe after World War I as journalist Jake Barnes, his former lover Lady Brett Ashley, and the writer Robert Cohn cope with post-war realities and enter the “age of anxiety.”

Food and Fadwa

Written by Lameece Issaq
Directed by Shana Gold
Conceived and developed with Jacob Kader
A Co-Production with NOOR Theatre

Meet Fadwa Faranesh, an unmarried, 30-something, Palestinian woman known for her delectable cooking and deep-seated sense of duty to her siblings and aging father.  Despite the constraints of a curfew imposed on the community of East Bethlehem in 2002, our kitchen maven insists on continuing the preparations for the wedding of her younger sister.  Politics blend with family tensions to create a sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking meal.  Written by Lameece Issaq, directed by Shana Gold, and conceived and developed with Jacob Kader, this new play melds the fight a Palestinian family wages to hold onto its traditional culture with its need to celebrate love, joy and hope.  NYTW teams up with company-in-residence Noor Theatre.

An Iliad

Adapted from The Iliad by Homer
Translated by Robert Fagles
Written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Featuring Denis O’Hare and Stephen Spinella
Directed by Lisa Peterson

Creators Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare have crafted a sprawling yarn based on Homer’s epic poem.  An Iliad spins the tale of gods and goddesses, undying love, and endless battles told through an original, contemporary, and immediate voice.  Tony Award-winning actors Denis O’Hare (Assassins, Take Me Out) and Stephen Spinella (Angels in America) alternate in this sweeping account of humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction, and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War?

The final production of New York Theatre Workshop’s critically acclaimed 2010-11 season, which included The Little Foxes, Three Pianos, and Peter and the Starcatcher, is The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, which begins performances May 12, 2011.

New York Theatre Workshop, now celebrating its 28th season, is a leading voice in the world of Off-Broadway and within the theatre community in New York and around the world. NYTW has emerged as a premiere incubator of important new theatre, honoring its mission to explore perspectives on our collective history and respond to the events and institutions that shape our lives. In addition, NYTW is known for its innovative adaptations of classic repertory. Each season, from its home in New York's East Village neighborhood, NYTW presents three to five new productions, over 80 readings, and numerous workshop productions, for over 45,000 audience members.  Over the past 28 years, NYTW has developed and produced over 100 new, fully staged works, including Jonathan Larson's Rent, Tony Kushner's Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul, Doug Wright's Quills, Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde, Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla, and Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away, and A Number, and Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s Aftermath. The 2002 remounting of Martha Clarke's seminal work Vienna: Lusthaus and subsequent American tour was one of the longest-running productions in NYTW's history.  NYTW supports artists in all stages of their careers by maintaining a series of workshop programs including work-in-progress readings, summer residencies, and minority artist fellowships. In 1991, NYTW received an OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement and in 2000 was designated to be part of the Leading National Theatres Program by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For more information about New York Theatre Workshop, please visit www.nytw.org.

 

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