Sunday, March 29, 2009

Promotional Teaser for Mrs. Warren's Profession

Performances begin this upcoming Wednesday, April 1st at The Source

Friday, March 27, 2009

Whether you have LOVE or need to pay MRS WARREN for it, volume 309 of Broadway Bullet has it all

KampFire & Broadway Bullet are firing up the podcast airwaves with two fascinating shows about love and the lengths people go to acquire it.

The Production Company brings you LOVE, now on its second week of performances at Center Stage, NY.

For more information visit:

Beginning April 1st, BOO-Arts brings Mrs. Warren's Profession to Manhattan Theatre Source, starring non other than Broadway veteran Joy Franz.

For more information visit:

To listen to Browen Coleman (Tanya) & Mark Armstrong (Director) talk about LOVE; Joy Franz (Mrs. Warren) & Kathleen O'Neill (Director) talk about Mrs. Warren's Profession CLICK HERE.

Special thanks to Michael Gilboe producer & host of Broadway Bullet for always being so accomodating and Kamp-Firing Up our Audiences.

P.S. Tribeca Radio fires up their airwaves with Tartuffe & Crazy Head missed it? click here.

Presenting a kaleidoscopic portrait of Virgil Thomson

"It [Oh Virgil!] fills us with the lust to know all about this acerbic genius..."
Kitty Montgomery, DailyFreeman

Woodstock Fringe
in association with
Judson Arts
Proudly presents the World Premiere of

Oh Virgil! A Theatrical Portrait
A new play about the life & music of VIRGIL THOMSON

Written by

In collaboration with

*Performing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Musical Direction by

Directed by

MAY 1st-MAY 10th, 2009


WOODSTOCK FRINGE in association with JUDSON ARTS is pleased to announce the world premiere production of OH VIRGIL! A THEATRICAL PROTRAIT by Woodstock Fringe Producing Artistic Director, Wallace Norman, in collaboration with Larry Alan Smith, under the musical direction of Michael Conley and directed by Nicola Sheara. OH VIRGIL! A THEATRICAL PORTRAIT plays a two-week limited engagement at the Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South). Performances begin Friday, May 1st and continue through Sunday, May 10th. Opening Night is Friday, May 1st at 8 p.m.

Press are cordially invited: Friday, May 1st at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 2nd at 8 p.m. &
Sunday, May 3rd at 3 pm.
(Non-official press dates may be accommodated upon request)

Spend a day with Pulitzer Prize winning composer and chief music critic for the New York Herald Tribune, Virgil Thomson, as he runs the world of music from his bed in the Chelsea Hotel. Thomson is considered to be one of the most remarkable, influential and controversial artists in the history of contemporary American music. In this new play with music, eight of Thomson's art songs and several of his piano portraits are part of this kaleidoscopic portrait of a man and a time when the world of modern art and music exploded.

Oh Virgil! is made possible by the generous leadership support of The Virgil Thomson Foundation.

The production features scenic design by David Ogle, costume design by Raul Aktanov and lighting design by Jake Platt. Jillian Zeman is the associate producer and production stage manager.

Oh Virgil! A Theatrical Portrait plays the following schedule through Sunday, May 10th:

Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $18.00. Advance tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (845) 810-0123. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the theater's box office, one half hour before the performance.

For more information about Oh Virgil! A Theatrical Portrait visit .

The "hilarious, edgy,angry and deliciously sarcastic" Simona Berman


Just Shut Up & Smile!

Written and performed by Simona Berman

Directed by Diana Basmajian

Just Shut Up & Smile! Spreading open the secret worlds that fester inside a woman’s mind…amongst other areas, Just Shut Up & Smile! explores the modern feminine psyche (no, not psycho) of several women and a few innocent bystanders caught in the crossfires; you know them, you are them, you’ve heard of them or you gosh darn, didn’t know they existed! Fighting their way through the swell of Societies' schizophrenic sense of self and ultimately with themselves.

Performance Location: The Looking Glass Theatre
422 W.57th street (between 9th and 10th).

$18 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at

Friday 3/27 8pm
Saturday 3/28 5pm
Monday 3/30 8pm
Friday 4/3 8:30pm (notice the different time)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Actors, your time is NOW!

Check out the first class for only 20 Bucks!

Click the following link and register by APRIL 1st and you can check out
the first class for only 20 bucks with no obligation!

Check out the new website

This class will fill up fast! Register today.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Joy Franz is the Madam of the "Court"

"The good of mentioning subjects such as are addressed in Mrs. Warren's Profession is that you make people so extremely uncomfortable that they finally stop blaming "human nature" for them, and begin to support measures for their reform." (George Bernard Shaw--1902, "The Author's Apology")

Director, Kathleen O'Neill, believes "Mrs. Warren is so rich in the language, where words become actions, that to me it is like watching the US Open, even better. Therefore, I am staging it in a tennis court style with the audience on both sides of the action in an intimate black box space at Manhattan Theatre Source, believing that this staging will engage the audience dynamically in terms of them seeing one another and all the action".

The dream of directing Mrs. Warren was realized for Ms. O'Neill when Joy Franz (Original Broadway productions of Pippin, Musical Chairs, Open Admissions and Into The Woods; Broadway revivals of Guys & Dolls and Into The Woods) was interested in incarnating the role of Mrs. Warren.

We invite you to reserve your "courtside seats" and enjoy the language and mischievousness of Mrs. Warren's Profession.

Performances begin April 1st and continue through Saturday, April 18th. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Friday, March 20, 2009

Dog Run Rep @Seaport and on Tribeca Radio

Listen to Kendra Landon from Crazy Head Space and Jeff Cohen & Deanna Henson from Tartuffe on Tribeca Radio. Both are currently performing @Seaport. Get tickets at

Podcasts for 'Spotlight on Biz & Ent. w/Biggins & Gregory'

Spotlights a wide range of interesting small businesses and non-profits with great interviews and a close-up look at the best New York has to offer.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

LOVE is in the "air"

Or should I say, LOVE will be "on the air" beginning Thursday, March 26th on Broadway Bullet.

Bronwen Coleman (Tanya) & Mark Armstrong (Director/Artistic Director)
photo credit: Antonio Miniño

Michael Gilboe, producer/host of Broadway Bullet interviewed actress Bronwen Coleman and director Mark Armstrong, on The Production Company's upcoming US premiere of Patricia Cornelius' LOVE.

To learn more about LOVE opening March 20th at Center Stage, NY visit

For press inquiries, contact Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR:

Friday, March 13, 2009

Intoxicated Love

Tanya and Annie are in Love and experiencing it in all its splendor and all its pain--the raw, helpless, emotions of people under the influence.

Tanya: "I like to be good to my woman, I like to make her laugh, and I like it when her back arcs when I put my fingers in. I like to lie with her and smoke and talk and get high and to cuddle up and make plans. I know how to love."

These derailed youth are propelled by their passion and belief in each other, clouding their judgement of reality in The Production Company's upcoming production of Australian playwright, Patricia Corneilius', Love.

Annie: "You are so gorgeous Tanya. Nothing’s going to change. Believe me. I love you. Nothing’s going come between us. Nothing could. "

LOVE will play a limited engagement at Center Stage, NY (48 W. 21st Street, 4th Floor, NYC). Performances begin Friday, March 20 and continue until Sunday, April 12. Buy tickets online!

PS: Are they, or are they not? ... Up next from APAC is Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour" May 21 – June 7, 2009 (Thu- Sat @ 8:00pm, Sun @ 6:00pm).

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Balancing Ambitions and Ideals in "The Oath"

“Truly, I have not seen an everyman character onstage played better in some time than [Anthony] Crep's portrayal of the distraught, broken Neil” for MTWorks’ Providence

“Cristina Alicea’s directing is wonderful”
-Broadway World for MTWorks’ Anaïs Nin Goes To Hell

Proudly Presents

-San Diego Union-Tribune


A Southern Gothic Tale

Written by

*Performing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Directed by




MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS is pleased to announce the world premiere of Jacqueline Goldfinger’s THE OATH directed by MTWorks Executive Director, Cristina Alicea. THE OATH plays a three-week limited engagement at The ArcLight Theatre (152 W 71st St). Performances begin Thursday, April 23rd and continue through Sunday, May 10th.

In this Southern Gothic tale, a wandering preacher is embroiled in the passions and politics of a swampy Florida outpost ruled with a macabre sense of justice by two rival sisters. The Oath is a darkly comic look at balancing ambition and ideals in a time of crisis.

The production features scenic design by Blair Mielnik, costume design by Jessica Hooks, lighting design by Dan Gallagher, and Sound design by Martha Goode. Jarid Sumner is the production manager, Raisa Noelle is the production stage manager and Chelsea Chorpenning is the Assistant Stage Manager.

THE OATH plays the following schedule through Sunday, May 10th:

Thursdays at 8pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 6pm, followed by a talk-back with a special guest

Tickets are $18.00 and $15 students with valid I.D./Seniors. Advance tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased at the theatre’s box office half hour before the performance.

120 minutes, with an intermission.

For more information visit

Monday, March 09, 2009

Crazy Head Space is a manic rock musical which celebrates the dizzying kaleidoscope of mental and emotional disorders from Ambien to Zoloft.

"We have run the gamut A-Z
We have our darker moments
But we are worthy
And we found meaning underneath the pain and strife
And we are able to take the piss out of life
And what it really all comes down to and the moral of the score:
We are worth fighting for!"

Carl Anthony-Tramon, who will next be seen on Broadway in Rocket Boys and Jennifer Agnelli from the National Tour of Man of La Mancha.

Abraxas Stage Company as part of the South Street Seaport Winter Theatre Season, is premiering a new musical CRAZY HEAD SPACE, directed by Errickson Wilcox. In a five-week limited engagement @Seaport (210 Front Street), presented, in part, through the generous support of General Growth Properties. Performances begin Thursday, March 12 and continue Saturday, April 5.
Buy Tickets Now!

@Seaport is located at Front Street and Beekman Street. The area is accessible by subway train at Fulton Street Station (J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5) or at Broadway-Nassau Station (A, C).

Monday, March 02, 2009

Now a piece of good news...for the Arts and print media!

New York Sun's arts section to rise again
From Crains New York Business, 2/28/09

The New York Sun
may not be rising again, but its arts coverage is about to have a resurrection of sorts. Manhattan Media, publisher of weekly freebies New York Press, West Side Spirit and Our Town, is launching monthly supplement City Arts, which will feature former arts critics and writers from the Sun. The alumni include Lance Esplund, Brice Brown, Jay Nordlinger, Joel Lobenthal and Marion Maneker. The 24-page publication will debut March 12. Manhattan Media has also hired two sales executives who specialized in arts advertising at the Sun. The six year old five-day-a-week broadsheet folded in September. Though it never turned a profit, it was prized for its arts coverage and carried ads from galleries and museums. City Arts will have a print run of 65,000 copies.

Thanks Thomas Cott (you Cott Mail).