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Baby Wants Candy
Friday, November 07, 2014 through Saturday, November 08, 2014
"Critics' Pick! Truly Amazing!"- The New York Times
Baby Wants Candy (BWC) asks the audience for a title of a musical that has never been performed before. The first title they hear then becomes the title and basis for that evening's 60 minute completely improvised musical.
BWC is accompanied by a full band.
BWC was founded in Chicago in 1997, and has performed over 2,000 completely improvised musicals to sold-out crowds from Singapore to Edinburgh.
Saturday, September 20, 2014 through Sunday, October 05, 2014
The award-winning Belfast Blues, written and performed by Geraldine Hughes (Jerusalem, Translations, Cyrano) and directed by Emmy-winner Carol Kane (Wicked), returns to the Barrow Street Theatre for ONLY 6 PERFORMANCES this fall.
Geraldine Hughes's one-woman Belfast Blues is a tapestry of stories told from Hughes’s perspective as a little girl coming of age in the war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. Passionate, riveting, often humorous, these stories bear insightful witness to the many faces of “trying to live a normal life” amidst the violence born of the longstanding grudge between Catholics and Protestants.
At thirteen, Hughes temporarily left “The Troubles” to star in a TV movie, Children in the Crossfire, only to return to a different kind of confusion and pain. Playwright and performer Hughes depicts over 20 characters in the multi-award-winning performance, which has played to rave reviews in Chicago, Los Angeles, Belfast, London, and New York. Belfast Blues was developed in collaboration with Kim Terrell and The Virtual Theatre Project and is being produced once again with Firefly Theater & Films (www.fireflyinc.com). Set and lighting design are by Jonathan Christman and sound design is by Jonathan Snipes.
"One in a million" - British Theatre Guide
"Exceptionally moving" - American Theatre
"Maybe the best solo show I have ever seen" - Back Stage West
"Outstanding" - LA Times
"Awe-inspiring" - Talking Broadway
"Takes your breath away" - Chicago Tribune
"A bravura performance" - London Morning Star
Des Bishop: Made In China
Monday, March 09, 2015 through Sunday, March 29, 2015
After a sold-out run and rave reviews at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, the amazing Des Bishop returns to Barrow Street with his new show: ‘Made in China’!
***** - Time Out
**** "warm and hilarious" - The List
**** - The Guardian
**** “compelling”– The Scotsman
In 2013, American-born, Irish-bred Des Bishop moved to China, became fluent in Mandarin, and followed through on his dream of performing stand-up to a Chinese audience. This adventure also led him on a search to find a girlfriend at a Beijing marriage market, to a job in a very busy restaurant, and eventually to an entertaining appearance on a TV dating show with 40 million viewers! Made in China is a funny fantastic journey through a country (and people) we all feel we need to know better.
The openness and honesty of his presenting style combined with his restless imagination and insightful comic observations make Des Bishop a “must-see” for fans of unique, enquiring and entertaining comedy.
Every Brilliant Thing
Friday, December 05, 2014 through Sunday, March 29, 2015
A North American premiere of an award-winning new play
1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken’s voice, 5. Rollercoasters. In Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Written by Duncan Macmillan. With Jonny Donahoe. Directed by George Perrin.
NPR’s All Things Considered Explores Every Brilliant Thing with Ben Brantley, cast & the creative team. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
"INGENIOUS, CAPTIVATING, AND VERY FUNNY. I was incredibly moved." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"LIFE-AFFIRMING. Jonny is TERRIFIC. Really engaging" - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"As PROFOUND a work as you're ever likely to experience on a New York stage" - Roma Torre, NY1 News
“A HIGH-WIRE ACT! ...Another BRILLIANT THING to add to the list.” – Daily News
“Not just affecting, but about AS BRILLIANT AS THEATRE CAN GET.” – Talkin' Broadway
“Every Brilliant Thing SPARKLES.” – Associated Press
“A TOUCHING AND UNUSUAL new work. I found this all quite BEAUTIFUL.” – New York Magazine
“HEART-WRENCHING AND HILARIOUS! One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression – and possibly ONE OF THE FUNNIEST PLAYS YOU’LL EVER SEE – FULL STOP.” – The Guardian
“An off-kilter love story that is FUNNY, TOUCHING AND SURPRISINGLY UPLIFTING. solid gold heart.” – The Telegraph
“Filled to the brim with joy. BEAUTIFUL, HEART WRENCHING AND VERY FUNNY. BRILLIANT.” – Time Out London
Time Out New York
Whats On Stage
The Sunday Times
The Evening Standard
The London Times
A Younger Theatre
The Edinburgh Spotlight
Theater Guide London
**While presented in a lighthearted way, this play contains themes that may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 through Monday, November 24, 2014
pool (no water) is what happens when you mix creativity, camaraderie, and art with the kind of envy that rarely sees the light of day...
But seriously, what’s a little jealousy between friends?
One Year Lease Theater Company brings their sold-out critically-acclaimed 2012 production of pool (no water) by controversial English playwright Mark Ravenhill back to NYC for a limited run.
pool (no water) is a visceral play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy inspired by success. A famous artist invites old friends to her new home for a long awaited reunion. But the celebration comes to an abrupt end when the host suffers a horrific accident. An almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be the group’s next work of art?
"Full of perceptive commentary on the tension between affection and antipathy among friends — and the interior tensions in the individual soul between self-love and self-hate."
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"In 60 minutes of shadow-cut theatrical witchcraft, Demos and her superb cast make Ravenhill's vinegary misanthropy dance, literally and figuratively."
-Scott Brown, NY Magazine
"Three cheers for the small but ambitious One Year Lease Theater Company for bringing this terrific 2006 play to local shores, in a vividly acted production. . ."
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Ianthe Demos directs a cast that includes Estelle Bajou, Eric Berryman, Nick Flint, Maja Wampuszyc and Richard Saudek. The production features choreography and movement direction by Natalie Lomonte, music by Estelle Bajou, set design by James Hunting, lighting design by Mike Riggs, costume design by Kenisha Kelly and multi-media design by Scott J. Fetterman.
Photo: Emily Raw
Riding The Midnight Express With Billy Hayes
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 through Sunday, November 30, 2014
An epic journey of self-discovery. Written and performed by the man who lived it.
Hayes was arrested at the Istanbul airport in 1970 with two kilos of hashish taped to his body. The Turkish High Court sentenced him to life in prison. Five years later, Billy escaped from Imrali Island prison in the dead of night - rowing 17 miles across the open sea in a raging storm.
On his return to the US, Hayes wrote MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. Published in 18 languages, the book was an instant best-seller. When the iconic film was released in 1978, Billy Hayes became a mythical figure, a cultural anti-hero known around the world.
"Sensational...Intrinsic power...Engrossing" - The New York Times
"Hayes is a master storyteller" - Times Square Chronicles
EACH PERFORMANCE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY AN INTIMATE Q&A WITH BILLY.
Preview Performances: September 24th thru October 1st
Opening night: Thursday, October 2nd
Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT
Thursday, September 04, 2014 through Sunday, September 21, 2014
Somewhat astonishingly, one of the most enigmatic plays of the 20th century -- Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" -- is now making total sense. In Yiddish.
Direct from the Beckett Festival in Northern Ireland...New Yiddish Rep's groundbreaking production returns to New York as part of the 2014 Origin's 1st Irish Festival. 12 performances only!
If this production doesn’t render the play in its true language of origin (as some have claimed), the production does, with haunting resonance, return “Godot” to the historical context of post WW II Europe in which Beckett was writing, in effect tracing it to its elemental moral and social roots. Beckett, a member of the French Resistance, wrote the play in French in ’48-’49.
"Audacious... a revelation!" - The Forward
“A production of zeal and intelligence! Hilarious and merciless! Essentially it’s perfect Beckett.” - The New Yorker
Director Moshe Yassur, a veteran of both the Yiddish and modern theatre, notes that this production “is particularly Jewish, the characters are Holocaust survivors, they are facing the unimaginable, and they are waiting for answers that may not come. Yiddish, the language of laughter and tears, captures this sound, this feeling like no other language.”
The authorized translation is by Shane Baker, a leading expert on Yiddish vaudeville and theatre who is an Episcopalian from Kansas City. Go figure. Joining the production’s distinguished multilingual and multi-ethnic New York cast as Pozzo is Allen Lewis Rickman (Coen Brothers’s “A Serious Man” and television’s "Boardwalk Empire"). Returning cast members include Rafael Goldwaser, who runs Théatre en l’Air in Strasbourg, France, as Lucky, and, as the hapless hobos Shane Baker, as Vladimir, and New Yiddish Rep’s artistic director David Mandelbaum, as Estragon. The 10-year-old Nicholas Jenkins, as the boy, also continues with the production.
Presented in Yiddish with English supertitles.
Friday, November 28, 2014 through Sunday, January 04, 2015
A shadow puppet comedy, about one man's romp through a swamp.
Welcome to a swamp like no other.
Using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish, Jeff Achtem presents a gurgling adventure about life in a swamp, with an eye-popping 3D shadow puppet finale. Watch out for the jellyfish!
Swamp Juice is a playful and immersive puppet experience, for all ages.
Special workshop classes offered every weekend in December! Workshop tickets are $20 per participant and can be purchased in person at the box office; by calling (212)243-6262, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Post-show workshops limited to 25 participants. Best for ages 7 and up.)
A New York Times CRITICS' PICK
“Wonderous! Exceptional Skill!"
The New York Times
“Fabulous Old-Fashioned Fun!”
The New Yorker
"Remarkable and Adorable."
by Annie Baker
Directed by Sam Gold
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 through Sunday, January 10, 2016
2014 PULITZER PRIZE WINNER FOR DRAMA
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
“Wondrous, devastating, hilarious, and infinitely touching. ‘The Flick’ won my heart. A play to be treasured.”
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“The tenderest drama --- funny, heartbreaking, sly, and unblinking --- now playing at a theater near you. ‘The Flick’ may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theater.”
- Jesse Green, New York Magazine
“Grade: A. A moving and magnificent comedy. ‘The Flick’ is a masterpiece.” - Entertainment Weekly
“‘The Flick’ is stunning. Incisive and inventive and unexpectedly moving.”
- Huffington Post
“Extraordinary and hilarious. Bursting with compassion.”
- The Hollywood Reporter
“Thrilling and sensational. Even if you’ve already experienced ‘The Flick’, see it again. And prepare to be even more blown away.”
“The best play of the year.”
- New York Magazine