ADVERTISING AT CURTAINUP
BOOKS and CDs
LETTERS TO EDITOR
Writing for Us
Prequels to Upcoming Theater Events and Sequels to Reviews & Features
by Elyse SommerVisit CurtainUp's Friends. . . Short Term Listings
The Pearl Theater gives audiences a chance to explore modern adaptations of timeless stories during two weeks (Jan 23-Feb. 1) of readings and discussions under the umbrella title of Modern/Classics. $20 for Pearl members, $25 for non-members. Following is the Lineup: The Government Inspector, 1/26-29. . .Chekhov's Stupid Fu**ing Bird, 1/30- 2/01.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival is sending another show it premiered to Broadway (previously announced Fool For Love and The Visit ). This one is Joe DiPietro's adaptation of Garson Kanin's backstage comedy Peccadillo and now named Living on Love. It's coming to the Longacre Theater in April 2015 and again starring Opera Diva Renee Fleming. For an idea of what to expect see our Williamstown review
New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series: has announced its June 2015 line-up: The series under the artistic direction of Jeanine Tesori will kick off June 24 with William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, starring Jonathan Groff aand directed by Lapine. It will play five performances through June 27. Next up will be a one-night-only performance of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors on July 1, with Ellen Greene, who created the role of the lovably ditzy Audrey both on stage and screen reprising her role. The season conculudes July 15-18 with Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party. Tony winner Sutton Foster and Tony nominee Joshua Henry, will star. Leigh Silverman will direct and Sonya Tayeh choreograph.
Here's a line-up of what the Pearl Theater Company has in store for you in the way of full productions:
FEB. 10 - MAR. 15, 2015 THE WINTER'S TALE by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE directed by MICHAEL SEXTON
MAY 5 - JUNE 7, 2015 DON JUAN by M. de MOLIERE directed by HAL BROOKS
Next from MCC:
Feb 4 – Mar 15. New York Premiere of The Nether by Jennifer Haley, directed by Anne Kaufman. What it's about: A young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime.
Apr 29 – June / World Premiere of Permission by Robert Askins. What it's about: Eric and Cyndy decide to follow the lead of their friends Zach and Shelley and make Christian Domestic Discipline the foundation of their marriage. But restructuring their lives and their union according to role play and a new moral code upends everything they knew.
Eugene O'Neill's The Ice Man Cometh comes to New York again in 2015! It will be at the Brooklyn's Academy of Music. It's a reprise of Chicago's Goodman Theatre production that starred Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy. The six-week engagement will run 2/05/15 to 3/15/15. The epic drama last big New York production was in 1999 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater and starred Kevin Spacey as Hickey.