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Thursday, April 24,2014

TEENS TAKE OVER BROADWAY

Theater Ink by John Rowell

And I’m not talking about young cast members of Matilda or Les Misérables here, I’m talking about an initiative by the great Circle in the Square Theatre School to celebrate, encourage and build the performing arts community in New York City public high schools.
Thursday, April 17,2014

TEEN ACADEMY TAKES ON DOLLY PARTON SHOW

Theater Ink by John Rowell

They’re gonna tumble out of bed and stumble to…the theater. To the Theatre at the 14th Street Y, that is, when Amas Musical Theatre’s Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy presents 9 To 5: The Musical, featuring 26 members of “The Teen Academy,” which begins performances on May 2.
Thursday, April 10,2014

CELEBRATED MONOLOGUE COMPETITION SET FOR BROADWAY

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It’s always great to celebrate the theatrical achievements of young people, particularly high school students, who are, after all, our future generation of actors, directors, designers, playwrights and theatregoers.
Wednesday, April 2,2014

MARY MARTIN FLIES AGAIN AT YORK

Theater Ink by John Rowell

One of the theater’s most beloved figures and greatest stars, Mary Martin, is the subject of Inventing Mary Martin, a new musical revue at York Theatre Company, which begins performances April 15 at the company’s home at Saint Peter’s Church.
Tuesday, March 25,2014

IT'S MAMA’S DAY AS TRANSPORT GROUP REVIVES CLASSIC FAMILY DRAMA

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Off-Broadway’s award-winning Transport Group Theatre Company is set to revive John Van Druten’s beloved 1944 classic I Remember Mama, as part of their 20th Century Project series. The play examines the everyday tragedies and triumphs of ...
Monday, March 17,2014

NEW PLAY FROM HOUSE OF CARDS CREATOR DEBUTS AT FAULT LINE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Fans of the hit Netflix series House of Cards will be psyched to know that that show's creator, Beau Willimon, has penned an Off-Broadway play entitled Breathing Time, which receives its World Premiere production courtesy of Fault Line Theatre...
Tuesday, March 11,2014

TACT SET TO REVIVE EARLY DURANG PLAY

Theater Ink by John Rowell

They’re a company that can always be counted on to dust off a worthy but perhaps neglected play—that is, in fact, part of The Actor Company Theatre’s mission—and they have been doing exactly that with great success for many seasons.
Sunday, March 2,2014

NEW YORK THEATER GOES MOBILE

Theater Ink by John Rowell

No, I’m not talking about being able to stream a Broadway show performance on your iphone (though that day may be coming) but a new way to purchase tickets for a show using a mobile app.
Tuesday, February 25,2014

HOUDINI IS SUBJECT OF NEW PLAY AT AXIS

Theater Ink by John Rowell

It’s fitting that one of the world’s most celebrated illusionists/escape artists, Harry Houdini, is the subject of a world premiere play at Axis Theatre Company, a troupe known for presenting magically sleight-of-hand, tradition-defying works of theater. And in Randy Sharp’s Nothing on Earth, which begins performances February 27, the author explores Houdini’s crusade to expose fraudulent mediums, a mission ...
Monday, February 17,2014

PEARL REVIVES EXISTENTIAL CLASSIC

Theater Ink by John Rowell

Most theater people at some point have come into contact with Jean-Paul Sartre’s legendary French existential classic No Exit, but when was the last time you saw it onstage? It’s been over 15 years since the play was done Off-Broadway, but...
 
 
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