Out of the Box Theatrics Announces Panelists for Women in Theater Event to be held on Monday, April 30th

Out of the Box Theatrics Announces Panelists for Women in Theater Event to be held on Monday, April 30th

OOTB will host a special forum on Monday, April 30 th to support the theater’s commitment to providing a platform for up and coming artists. Moderated by Love Your Bodd Podcast host Heather Boddy, OOTB Producing Artistic Director, Elizabeth Flemming, OOTB Nocturne director Amiee Turner, Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812’s Associate Director Sammi Cannold, Actor/Writer/Producer and HAPA Magazine Founder Alex Chester, and Atlantic Theatre Company Director Awoye Timpo will discuss the importance and relevance of immersive theatre and how you can use it to create your own platform for your unique voice.

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Springtime Festivities: An Inside Look at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival

Springtime Festivities: An Inside Look at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival

Both as a playwright and as a critic, I frequently get invited to review many shows – and also get chances to present my own plays – in many theatre festivals in New York. Many of these shows that I’ve seen featured in these festivals are a beautiful tribute to the diversity and multiculturalism that is reflected throughout America. However, it’s not every day that I see a festival that not only commits itself to capturing such vibrant diversity through the works that they curate, but also does so through film, music, and poetry, in addition to theatre. Yet over the next five weeks in lower Manhattan, that’s exactly what the Downtown Urban Arts Festival is aiming to achieve.

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Shakespeare and Gender Relations: An Inside Look at “The Will to Fight”

Shakespeare and Gender Relations: An Inside Look at “The Will to Fight”

It goes without saying that throughout history, very few playwrights are as renowned, studied and frequently produced as William Shakespeare. Some of the most famous comedies, tragedies and love stories in theatre have been credited to his name. Even just over the past year, I’ve probably reviewed more plays by Shakespeare than by any other playwright.

However, a new production coming to Brooklyn this weekend seeks to get audiences to view his work in a very specific lens, in the hopes of starting a conversation on issues that have been getting more and more attention, specifically over the past couple of years.

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Free Open House March 28 Offers Sneak Preview of Spring Acting Classes

Free Open House March 28 Offers  Sneak Preview of Spring Acting Classes

On Wednesday, March 28, Howard Meyer’s Acting Program (aka HMActing) is hosting a free, no obligation Open House to introduce adults and youngsters to the variety of acting classes offered for all ages and levels. An affiliate of Axial Theatre, a professional company in Pleasantville (N.Y.), HMActing was founded 20 years ago by Mr. Meyer, an award-winning playwright, as well as an actor and director, who serves as artistic director of Axial Theatre.

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An Inside Look at “Past Perfect”, Manhattan Rep’s Latest Charity Production for the LGBTQ Community

An Inside Look at “Past Perfect”, Manhattan Rep’s Latest Charity Production for the LGBTQ Community

Since 2005, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has made a name for itself as being a home for playwrights craving to find space to bring their original work to life in the heart of New York City. Under the leadership of co-founder and Artistic Director Ken Wolf, thousands of one-act and full-length plays have been presented and produced through Manhattan Rep’s wide variety of programming, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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When Headlocks and Theatre Collide: An Inside Look at “Conquer Pro-Wrestling: We Don’t Play Fight”

When Headlocks and Theatre Collide: An Inside Look at “Conquer Pro-Wrestling: We Don’t Play Fight”

For many people, professional wrestling can often come across as so theatrical and over the top, they are led to believe that it is actually just actors faking it for the sake of pure entertainment. Indeed, many people have actually argued that wrestling – in and of itself – can be considered a genuine form of “pop theatre”, so to speak. Yet a new show being produced down in Orlando, Florida, seeks to cast aside that notion, by merging these two forms of art and entertainment together in a brand new show.

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THE PIERRE CELEBRATES THE BEST OF BROADWAY WITH NEW MONTHLY CABARET SERIES

THE PIERRE CELEBRATES THE BEST OF BROADWAY  WITH NEW MONTHLY CABARET SERIES

The Pierre New York is bringing the best of Broadway to guests and local residents alike with its popular new cabaret series, Broadway At The Pierre. On Wednesday January 24th, the hotel is teaming up with award-winning Broadway Sings For Pride creative director Neal Bennington for a special evening with some of Broadway's brightest stars.

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Frog & Peach Returns to The Sheen Center with Shakespeare's Beloved Comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream

Frog & Peach Returns to The Sheen Center with Shakespeare's Beloved Comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream

The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company follows up their record breaking Sheen Center debut of 2017’s Macbeth with A Midsummer Night's Dream. William Shakespeare's rollicking romp of romance, wizardry, and show biz runs February 1 – 25, with Opening Night slated for Saturday, February 3 at the Sheen Center Black Box Theatre.

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'Boeing Boeing' opens Jan 12th at CNY Playhouse

'Boeing Boeing' opens Jan 12th at CNY Playhouse

This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent "layovers." He keeps "one up, one down, and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard's apartment, at the same time.

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The New Group: Jerry Springer-The Opera

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The New Group: Jerry Springer-The Opera

Prior to the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer-The Opera, co-creatorRichard Thomas (Music, Book, Lyrics; Book & Additional Lyrics by Stewart Lee) and director John Rando discuss the process behind this gleefully profane musical that outrageously celebrates the ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Cast members perform highlights, illuminating the chaos and unrestrained id of our times. 

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