New York, NY (7/17/12) – Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter have announced that the acclaimed Off-Broadway hit play Tribes has been extended at The Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, NYC), by popular demand, through January 6, 2013.
The extraordinary success of the play since its first performance on February 16th has made Tribes the fastest selling show in Barrow Street's history, which includes past hits Bug, Our Town, and No Child.
Written by Nina Raine and directed by multiple Lortel and Obie Award-winner David Cromer, Tribes, the most nominated new play of the season, was awarded the Drama Desk Award for Best New Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play, and the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play.
The cast of Tribes includes Will Brill, Russell Harvard (a Theatre World Award Winner for his performance), Susan Pourfar (an OBIE, Theatre World and Clarence Derwent Award winner for her performance), Gayle Rankin, Jeff Still, and Academy Award® nominee and Emmy Award®-winner Mare Winningham.
In Tribes, Billy was born deaf into a hearing family, and raised inside the fiercely idiosyncratic and unrepentantly politically incorrect cocoon of his parents’ house. He has adapted brilliantly to his family’s unconventional ways, but they’ve never bothered to return the favor. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood.
The design team for Tribes includes Scenic Design by multiple Tony Award®-winner Scott Pask (The Book of Mormon), Costume Design by Tristan Raines (The Merchant of Venice), Lighting Design by Keith Parham (Adding Machine), Sound Design by Daniel Kluger (The Temperamentals), Projection Design by Jeff Sugg (Chinglish) and Casting by Pat McCorkle. The Production Stage Manager is Richard Hodge.
Tribes is produced Off-Broadway by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, Patrick Daly, 2Manocherians, Christian Chadd Taylor, Burnt Umber Productions, Robert E Kass and Marc & Lisa Biales.
TRIBES received its world premiere at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2010 and earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Play.
TRIBES is now selling a very limited amount of VIP PREMIUM seats at $69.50 (previews) and $95.00 (regular) for each performance. Call SmartTix at 646-873-8216 to purchase your VIP PREMIUM seats.
There will be cigarette smoking in this performance.
Barrow Street Theatre and The National Theatre of the World present Impromptu Splendor, an improvised play series by the Canadian Comedy Award-winning troupe. Heralded by Time Out Chicago as “brave, brainy and incredibly agile,” Matt Baram, Ron Pederson and Naomi Snieckus unite to create captivating live theatre through the art of improvisation with Impromptu Splendor. Performances for Impromptu Splendor will be held at the Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014 for two performances only, Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 at 10:30pm.
Impromptu Splendoris a theatrical high-wire act that will have you on the edge of your seats. Funny, insightful, and sometimes heartbreaking, threewizards of instant theatre improvise a fresh, sophisticated and complex play in the style of a different famous playwright every time. It’s a fresh, artful and provoking spectacle brought to life, focusing and highlighting its cunning actors and their mastery of narrative. Each piece has a clear beginning, middle and end and a full commitment to the style in which they improvise. Past styles include Harold Pinter, Tony Kushner, August Strindberg, Tennessee Williams, Anton Chekov and many more. Running to critical acclaim for over two years in Canada, Impromptu Splendor isthe most exciting opening and closing of a play you’ll ever see!
This award winning show has also toured to international festivals in Berlin, Amsterdam, as well as many cities in The United States and Canada. Beyond just being invited to these highly respected improvisation and theatre based festivals,Impromptu Splendor has also played major theatres across Canada as part of their studio seasons and enjoyed successful runs at The Grand Theatre in London, Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, WJT in Winnipeg, Eastern Front Theatre in Halifax, and Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto.
Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt will join the cast of David Cromer’s acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, for four weeks only (Tuesday, July 6th to Sunday, August 1st), at the Barrow Street Theatre, succeeding Michael McKean, who will give his final performance on Sunday evening, July 4. Ms. Hunt becomes the sixth actor to assume the iconic role in this record-breaking production.
The current cast of Our Town includes (in alphabetical order) Elizabeth Audley as Mrs. Soames, Robert Beitzel as Howie Newsome, Kati Brazda as Mrs. Webb, Will Brill as Joe Crowell, Jr, Nathan Dame as Sam Craig, Roger E. DeWitt as Joe Stoddard, Donna Jay Fulks as Mrs. Gibbs, Emma Galvin as Rebecca Gibbs, Jennifer Grace as Emily Webb, Wilbur Edwin Henry as Professor Willard, Mark Hattan as Constable Warren, David Manis as Mr. Webb, Jonathan Mastro as Simon Stimson, Michael McKean as the Stage Manager, James McMenamin as George Gibbs, Seamus Mulcahy as Wally Webb, Jeff Still as Doc Gibbs, Jason Yachanin as Si Crowell, with Dana Jacks, Lynn Laurence, Kathleen Peirce, Keith Perry and Mark Shock.
Our Town is produced by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, Ted Snowdon, Eagle Productions, Dena Hammerstein/Pam Pariseau, The Weinstein Company, and Burnt Umber Productions.
“A brawl broke out in our constitutional congress, resulting in one of history's greatest declarations about equality and human rights,” Barrow Street Theatre producer Scott Morfee said. “This is why we celebrate the 4th of July – equal rights for all. Gay Blues is not afraid to brawl, but through song and story, it eloquently reminds us that there is no such thing as gay rights...that was all figured out in 1776. Wasn't it?”
Come listen to, and meet with, an international panel of experts on producing at the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest and best-established performing arts festival in the world! Featuring award-winning producers and members of the Fringe Society staff, this event is an opportunity for professionals and amateurs alike to learn how to succeed, and avoid the pitfalls, of producing in Edinburgh. The Roadshow also welcomes anyone interested in participating in this summer’s productions.
The Fringe, now entering its 64th year, will be held from August 6 - 30, 2010 in the breathtakingly beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Last year, the Fringe comprised 34,265 performances of 2,098 shows in 265 venues in just three week and a half weeks! And they sold over 1.8 million tickets!
Over 1,000 theatre promoters and over 1,200 accredited members of the press attend the Fringe every year to scout or review shows. As a result hundreds of shows are able to tour after the Fringe as a result of participation. Maximizing these opportunities is just one of the subjects that will be covered at this event.
The Fringe is an open arts festival, which means that anyone can perform without any constraints from the Festival Fringe Society. This Society (commonly known as the Fringe Office) does not actually produce any of the shows or run venues. They do, however, help performers every step of the way to maximize their experience on the Fringe.
So come learn all about the Fringe and meet producers and theatre professionals from around the world. The panel discussion will be followed by an opportunity for networking.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Road Show will take place from 11 am to 1 pm at Barrow Street theatre, 27 Barrow Street (off 7th Avenue South), NYC. Registration will begin at 10:45 a.m. and the panel discussion will be followed by an opportunity to meet members of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe staff, including the new Chief Executive of the Fringe Society, Kath Mainland.
PARTICIPATION IS FREE, however, reservations can be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 8, 2009 to be guaranteed a spot. Let them know how you heard about the event when you RSVP.