Barrow Street Theatre

Todays Date: 12/03/22
Last Update: 01/20/14 02:43:00 PM
Address: 27 Barrow Street
New York, NY    10014

Phone: 212-243-6262

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BUYER & CELLAR  | Open: 01/20/14 Close: 08/31/14
Starring MICHAEL URIE (TV's Ugly Betty) Written by Jonathan Tolins Directed by Stephen BrackettMichael Urie is scheduled to perform the role of Alex More through March 16, 2014Please be advised the performance begins promptly and there is NO LATE SEATING. ***** BEST OF 2013 *****Including: New York Times, Associated Press, Hollywood Reporter, New York Post, New York Daily News, NPR, Newsday, The Huffington Post, am New York, New York Observor, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Entertainment Weekly, NBC NY, Playbill, Towleroad, and TIMEOUT NY."THE FUNNIEST SHOW OF THE YEAR!" -New York Observer "A TRIUMPH! The Most Talked About Comedy Of The Season." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times TOP CRITICS PICK: The New York Times, Time Out NY, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly"A SMASH HIT!" -NBC"A fantasy so delightful you wish it were true." -The New Yorker"An irresistible play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises — an underemployed Los Angeles actor goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement — allowing the playwright to ruminate with delicious wit and perspicacity on the solitude of celebrity, and the melancholy that lurks beneath narcissism. In the capable hands of the director Stephen Brackett and the wickedly charming actor Michael Urie, this seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy creates the illusion of a stage filled with multiple people, all of them with their own droll point of view." -The New York Times"Spectacular. Beyond Brilliant. This show will go down like butta'!" -Entertainment Weekly"Fantastically Funny. Its a Funny-Girl Babs inspired Comedy." -NY Post World premiere produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Buyer and Cellar buyer and seller



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TJ And Dave  | Open: 01/24/14 Close: 01/27/14
Two of Chicago's most highly regarded Second City veterans, TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, have been entertaining New York audiences for the past 8 years with their brand of long-form improvisation at The Barrow Street Theatre. Fans of TJ and Dave forever marvel at their technique, mental dexterity, and uncanny ability to create incredible, hour-long instant plays out of thin air (without audience suggestions).Bar opens 30 minutes prior to performance!



Stolen House  | Open: 01/04/13 Close: 01/07/13
Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Bob Dassie (The Second City), TJ Jagodowski (TJ & Dave), John Lutz (30 Rock), David Pasquesi (TJ & Dave), and Stephnie Weir (MADtv) are taking over the stage of the Barrow Street Theatre. These improvisors spontaneously create a new play every night, incorporating the theater’s existing stage, set, and lighting. It’s a mental high-wire act that gives the most accomplished improvisors from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles free reign over one of New York’s finest theaters.Bar opens 30 minutes prior to performance.



Tribes  | Open: 02/16/12 Close: 01/06/13

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. 

TJ & Dave  | Open: 06/03/12 Close: 06/04/12
TJ & Dave return to the Barrow Street Theatre for only four performances!Two of Chicago's most highly regarded Second City veterans, TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, are introducing New York audiences to their brand of long-form improvisation at The Barrow Street Theatre. Fans of TJ and Dave forever marvel at their technique, mental dexterity, and uncanny ability to create incredible, hour-long instant plays out of thin air (without audience suggestions).



Tribes  | Open: 03/02/12 Close: 06/03/12
Tribes follows Billy, a deaf man raised inside the fiercely idiosyncratic and unrepentantly politically incorrect cocoon of his home of his parents' house. He has adapted brilliantly to his hearing 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.

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.


Impromptu Splendor  | Open: 10/21/11 Close: 10/22/11

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.

Our Town  | Open: 02/17/09 Close: 09/12/10
The New York production of Our Town began performances on February 17, 2009 (officially opening night was February 26, 2009) and went on to win the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Direction and Obie Award for Outstanding Director. This current staging of Our Town entered its second year on February 26th and became the longest-running production of the play in its 72-year history with its record-breaking 337th performance on December 16, 2009. 

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.

Gay Blues  | Open: 07/02/10 Close: 07/05/10
Gay Blues is one man’s cantata about gay marriage.  Gay MarriageWhat the hell is gay marriage? Have you ever heard it called white people marriage? Or diabetic marriage? Or microbrew enthusiast marriage? Why the modifier? There’s something about the word gay in front of the word marriage that gets people mad.  Well, Matt Cleaver is mad too; mad that getting “gay married” is illegal.  He’s looking to change all that, nothing gives people that get up and go like wailing the blues. Gay Blues. Come get f***ing pissed.


“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?”

Tru Edinburgh Festival Fringe Roadshow  | Open: 01/09/10 Close: 01/09/10
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Theater Resources Unlimited and Paul Lucas Productions invite New York artists, designers and producers to attend the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Roadshow, a free event for one day only on Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 11 am to 1pm at Barrow Street Theatre in Greenwich Village, NYC.

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 no later than January 8, 2009 to be guaranteed a spot. Let them know how you heard about the event when you RSVP.