A Jewish Joke
The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row
Sept 7th-March 31st
In A Jewish Joke, a curmudgeonly Jewish comedy screenwriter from MGM comes up against the Communist blacklist in1950's Hollywood. Funny and lovable, Bernie has made his way up the ladder by being a spineless Hollywood sellout. He now has to make the biggest decision of his life. The night before a big red carpet premiere that will make Bernie's career, he has been asked to name names and give up a friend. Armed with stories about the great era of Jewish humor,this poignant and funny solo comedy shows one small man facing the tough American events of the mid-20th century and looking into the depths of his own soul. A Jewish Joke had its World Premiere in San Diego in May and its Chicago premiere at Victory Gardens Theatre this past July.
in repertory with gUN Country
at A.R.T./New York Theatres
The world premiere of The Assignment, an original play by Camilo Almonacid, developed by Houses on the Moon Theater Company, a co-production with Rhymes Over Beats. Running in repertory with The Assignment is gUN COUNTRY, a sneak peek into Houses on the Moon’s creative process of developing new work. Curated by Jeffery Solomon and Emily Joy Weiner, gUN COUNTRY is a collection of true stories written, developed and presented by Houses on the Moon Theater Company members and members of the community whose lives have been touched by guns.
LAUGHING LIBERALLY: Make America Laugh Again
Featuring John Fugelsang
September 3-21, 2019
The Theater at St. Clement's
A diverse roster of political performers take back the discourse and bring joy and intelligent topical humor to the New York Stage for a three-week engagement.
Headliners include: Elayne Boosler, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garafalo, Judy Gold, Marina Franklin, Hari Kondabolu, Dean Obeidallah.
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God Shows Up
at the The Actor's Temple Theatre
God Shows Up asks: What happens when God chooses to drop in to his creation of Earth after an absence of a couple of thousand years? Why does he choose the broadcast studio of a well-known televangelist who serves all faiths from his megachurch in Saint Louis? What is God's true take on God? What is God's true take on religion?
“For a number of years, I have wondered, if there is a god, how would that god would respond to the world that those in his image have built,” said producer Eric Krebs explaining the motivation of the play. "I challenged Peter Filichia to write such a play, and here we are... God Shows Up. Peter's script is far more controversial, funny and philosophical than I ever might have imagined. I can't wait for the shouting matches to begin after performances."
Directed by Christopher Scott, the cast features LeeAnne Hutchison (A Lovely Day for Creve Coeur), Lou Liberatore (Daniel’s Husband) and Christopher Sutton (Spamalot).
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Confidence (and The Speech)
at Theatre One at Theatre Row
On July 4, 1979 President Carter cancelled an important energy policy speech he was scheduled to give the next day and disappeared to Camp David. Ten days later, he emerged from his impromptu domestic summit and gave a new speech, the Crisis of Confidence speech, which many now view as unprecedented, farsighted and insightful. Others think it may have ultimately cost him the White House. Forty years later, college professor Cynthia Cooper is approached by a stranger, a young man, and asked to recall her time with the Carter Administration during the days before the now infamous “malaise”speech. If she is going to tell her story of that time, she is going to play the President. And the young man who wants to know her story? Well, he is going to play her. This unique cross-gender play explores the confidence of a president, a nation in chaos and women in politics.
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Still at Risk
Theatre for the New City
Kevin, a surviving activist from the front lines of the AIDS crisis, finds himself struggling to find his place and purpose in contemporary gay culture. When a gay fundraising event threatens to erase the history he was part of creating, Kevin's anger and passion are renewed and he is confronted with the challenge of how to motivate change in this new climate of visibility. Along the way, Kevin’s raw and slightly unhinged methods provoke everyone who can help him, damage long friendships and eventually expose some dark secrets. Hilarious, sharp, and deeply moving, Still at Risk is a powerful look at the personal and political hazards of rewriting the past and one man's attempt to move forward.
Still at Risk received its world premiere in San Francisco at the New Conservatory Theatre Center. The San Francisco critics raved and shared,"Tim Pinckney laces through his tight script a mixture of one survivor’s lingering anger, guilt, and regrets with generous helpings of razor-sharp humor, ego-packed hubris, and genuinely felt heart."
Durst Case Scenario: Midterm Madness
at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th St - between Broadway & 6th Ave)
November 7 - November 18, 2018
Will Durst is acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country. He’s patched together a quilt of a humorous career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice-overs and stand-up into a riotous patchwork of funny comedy humor.
Durst’s one-man show, The Durst Case Scenario received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike in its run at the Marsh in San Francisco, and on tour to 30 cities in 6 states. A hysterical exploration of the changes in America during the Time of Trump, this 85-minute feast of outrage and outrageousness provided audiences with an amusing outlet for their anger & confusion.
Now, aided by his trusty overhead projector, Durst has revamped the show to be as up-to-date as the latest 4 am Oval Office tweet, reflecting one full year of Donald Trump’s Reign of Error, and he calls it Durst Case Scenario: Midterm Madness. DCS:MM describes our strange new world where every day without a mushroom cloud is a victory in segments such as “Top Ten Ways the Democrats Will Blow the Midterms,” “Scientific Proof the President is a Reptile” and “Slovenia is an Irony Free Zone.” Prepare to meet the funny side of defiance.
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My Father's Voice
at The Playroom Theater
In 1938, Richard Krebs, a German seaman, jumped ship in Newport News, Virginia and vanished into America. In December 1940, under the name Jan Valtin, he published the autobiography of his life, first as a communist revolutionist serving Stalin, next, as a Gestapo prisoner of the Third Reich, and finally of his escape from both of them. It became a national sensation. In 1942 he was imprisoned on Ellis Island as an enemy alien. In 1944-45 he served the United States as a combat infantryman in the jungles in the Pacific War.
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The Stone Witch
at The Westside Theatre – Upstairs
Extraordinary art must be tamed. Simon Grindberg is the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer and illustrator —but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential—but he doesn’t yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter’s youthful exuberance can unleash Simon’s aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost. The Stone Witch is a wondrous, hopeful and heartbreaking new play where imagination runs wild. The world premiere production of The Stone Witch was produced at The Berkshire Theatre Group in association with Darlene Kaplan Entertainment and Brierpatch Productions in 2016.
at New World Stages
Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, latin, and breaking, all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, fun audience-interactive games and high-tech effects,
iLuminate delivers this unique dance-in-the-dark event.
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at New Door at New York Theatre Workshop
Houses on the Moon presents its acclaimed production of DE NOVO, which tells the true story of a teenaged boy from Guatemala who faced deportation after fleeing to the U.S. to escape gang life. The gang MS13 was the only family Edgar Chocoy had ever known, but he dreamed of a better life. At fourteen, he fled Guatemala City and travelled across the borders of three countries in search of his mother, who left him to find work in the United States. Detained by the Department of Homeland Security, he pleaded with a Colorado judge not to deport him to Guatemala, where the gang he left had sentenced him to death.
This documentary play is crafted entirely from immigration court transcripts, letters, and interviews conducted by Houses on the Moon company members in Los Angeles, Colorado and Arizona at Southwest Key. DE NOVO is augmented with projected images from Donna DeCesare, an award-winning photojournalist who is widely known for her groundbreaking coverage of the spread of Los Angeles gangs in Central America.
DE NOVO provides a rare glimpse into the life of an "unaccompanied alien minor," thousands of whom make the dangerous journey across the border and through the U.S. justice system each year. Though there are thousands of foreign-born minors in U.S. custody; this population is still invisible to many. Their stories of migration are poignant, heroic and painful. They deserve to be heard.
MotherFreakingHood! (Maternal Discretion Advised) - NYMF 2017
at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Celebrating the mother you never thought you should be.
Rachael, wide-eyed and optimistic, is elated to finally put her party days behind and become a mom... #YAY! Angie has pre-enrolled her unborn child in the most exclusive all-girls preschool (definitely a girl, she already has a boy). After three kids, Marcia thought she was done. Is it bad that she doesn’t want to cancel her wine of the month club or stop having sex on her back? With a soundtrack ranging from rock to pop to funk and more, join these three unlikely friends as they bond in the trenches from pregnancy tests to empty nests, dominating the diapers and tackling the teens with unmotherly charm, one bottle at a time!
Winner: Outstanding Individual Performance - Harriett D. Foy
at 59E59 Theaters
In New York City, star Judy Holliday lays down a series of tracks about her rise to fame amidst the politics oft he 1950s. Memory and song converge as the “dumb blonde” with a genius IQ charts her experiences from Greenwich Village to Broadway and beyond with notable show business alums, including Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Monroe. The luminous Andréa Burns (Broadway’s On Your Feet! and In the Heights) stars as Holliday. She’s joined by Andrea Bianchi (Curvy Widow at Westside Theater), Mark Lotito (Broadway’sJersey Boys), and Jonathan Spivey (Summer in Smoke with Transport Group).
at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios
The Triangle Waist Company fire on March 25, 1911, lives in infamy as one of the worst disasters in the history of New York City. In just a few short minutes, over one hundred and forty lives were abruptly extinguished when the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of the Triangle Waist Company were consumed by fire on that fateful March day.
FIRE dramatically interweaves fictionalized stories about these young transplants with actual testimony from the trial against the owners of the factory. It poetically explores the theme of avarice juxtaposed against the dream of living in a new land and all the promise that goes along with it.
One Funny Mother
at New World Stages
Have you ever gone un-showered for days, fought with your husband over who works harder or had a kid pee on you? Dena Blizzard’s hilarious new show One Funny Mother will make you realize you’re not crazy…motherhood is!
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A Class Act
at New World Stages
When a major chemical company pours cancer causing waste into the water supply, a high powered law firm brings a class action lawsuit on behalf of the thousands of people affected. Who wins? Who loses? Does the ordinary person ever realize justice in the end?
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Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
at the Loft at the Davenport Theatre
It has been said that theatre at its most basic is great storytelling. Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose is an exhilarating story, and indeed brilliantly told. Two-time Tony Award-winning character actor George Rose (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance), a bon-vivant with a flair for the dramatic and the eccentric, starred on the Broadway and London stages alongside luminaries like Katharine Hepburn, Noel Coward, Dame Edith Evans, Richard Burton, and Laurence Olivier in a storied career that met an unexpected end. In this giddy, humorous, and moving celebration, Ed Dixon recounts his own tale of how he came to know and admire George over a twenty-year friendship until the unimaginable changed everything. Georgie introduces us to the greatest stars of the London and Broadway stage with laughs and surprises, tantalizing anecdotes, and flashes of song and dance. Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose is as hilarious and captivating as it is poignant and powerful. An amazing journey for all who love theater.
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Shakespeare on the Sound's Macbeth
Pinkney Park, CT
Directed by Artistic Director Claire Shannon Kelly, MACBETH will transform the idyllic Pinkney Park on the Five Mile River to the eerie Scottish Highlands. Kelly wants the production to be an immersive experience for the audience; Macbeth’s journey will be their journey too. Kelly and the designers, Brian Prather (sets), Grier Coleman (costumes) and Jamie Roderick (lighting) blur the lines between actors and audience with a setting that evokes the Ouroboros (the ancient symbol of a snake eating its own tail). Several individual set locations will allow for the action of the play to be performed in and around the audience. Lady Macbeth (Obie Award winner Winsome Brown) feeds Macbeth’s (Drama Desk Award winner Graham Stevens) ambition and gives him the strength to pursue his darkest desires.
at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
History called it heroism. They called it high school. Little Rock tells the riveting true story of The Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated Little Rock Central High School three years after the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision ruled separating students based on race was unconstitutional. What began as their quest for a better education soon became a national crisis, igniting the passions of a divided country and sparking a historic fight for justice in the Jim Crow south. On the cusp of the Civil Rights movement, a changing world watched as these nine children from Arkansas battled for their rights, armed with only a notebook and pencil. At once harrowing and hopeful, Little Rock brings urgently to life The Nine’s untold personal stories of challenge and resilience, conjuring memories of America not so long ago. From writer and director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, this deeply moving play honors the bravery of these young heroes and asks audiences: Would you have had the courage?
The Amazing Max
at Theatre at The Church of The Blessed Sacrament
Max Darwin earned the moniker The Amazing Max for his extraordinary skills as a magician and also for his ability to entertain adult audiences while keeping the little ones spellbound. Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages (recommended 3 & up). The Amazing Max, is a perfect way to spend time with the entire family!
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Past Clients - Plays
A Walk in the Woods
The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre
A Walk in the Woods, Lee Blessing’s insightful two-character play set during the end of the Cold War, tells the tale of a series of meetings between two diplomats, American and Russian. The play raises deep questions, “What can we do to heal the world?” “What is the value of human connection?” “How can we best bridge fundamental differences?” Blessing’s story has chilling resonance in today’s political climate.
at The The Barrow Group MainStage Theatre
A Co-Production presented by The Barrow Group and The Pond Theatre Company
Set in the leafy north London suburb of Muswell Hill, a dinner party turns dangerously fraught, yet increasingly comical, as the host and guests rattle their upper middle class complacency to a point of no return. Amidst this domestic disaster, an earthquake in a developing nation rocks the rest of the world. How can they justify their everyday worries in an ever more fragile world?
Daryl Roth Theatre
Originating in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005, and celebrating 11-years worldwide, Fuerza Bruta is an uninhibited and unforgettable show you have to see to believe! The culmination of the De La Guarda legacy, this latest incarnation of Fuerza Bruta takes the audience on a 65-minute thrill ride, including an extra 20 minutes of heart-thrashing, fast-paced fun, rousing live music, mind-blowing projections, and breathtaking aerial displays. With the newly designed giant scenography and scenes set above the audience, the show is sure to present fans of the previous incarnations (and new fans alike) with fresh experiences and guarantee that Fuerza Bruta will deliver theatrical thrills that flood the senses.
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Church & State
at New World Stages
In the wake of an elementary school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, NC, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that not only calls into question the senator's stance on guns, but also his belief in God three days before his bid for re-election. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion, guns, and social media influence our political system is simultaneously funny, honest, heartbreaking, and uplifting.
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The Thing with Feathers
at The Barrow Group MainStage Theatre
A world premiere, with a cast of four, The Thing with Feathers feels almost like a thriller as Scott Organ masterfully spins the tale of an underage teenager who is seduced by an older man on the internet. Things are not as they seem however.