TBG Theatre

Todays Date: 06/26/22
Last Update: 09/11/18 12:50:51 PM

Address: 312 West 36th Street
New York, NY    10018

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INNER VOICES 2018  | Open: 10/22/18 Close: 11/17/18
PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is “to bring new music theater to light,” presents this season’s INNER VOICES, the biennial series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. 

Scaffolding, with words and music by Tony© Award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz. Broadway veteran and Tony© Award nominee Rebecca Luker (Cinderella) stars in this musical that finds a single mom’s relationship with her brilliant only child tested when he interviews for the college of his choice. Directed by Tony© Award winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), with music direction by Benji Goldsmith

The Costume, with words and music by Daniel Zaitchik. Newcomer Finn Douglas (School of Rock) stars in this musical that finds 10-year old Leo on Halloween 1954 given the unexpected task of caring for an injured bird overnight. Directed by Noah Himmelstein, with music direction by Deborah Abramson.

Window Treatment, with words by Deborah Zoe Laufer and music by Daniel Green. Broadway’s Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You) is set to star in this musical that finds a lonely New Yorker planning her future with a stranger across the courtyard. Directed by Portia Krieger, with music direction by Paul Masse.

“PREMIERES is thrilled to add three more ‘jewels’ to the canon of INNER VOICES with our sixth production,” stated Artistic Director Paulette Haupt. “It is always exciting to find exceptional creators and give them the opportunity to try a new form of music theater. And it gives me great joy to put these productions together with outstanding directors, musicians, designers and virtuosic performers who bring these new works to life.”

Inner Voices  | Open: 10/03/16 Close: 10/29/16
PREMIERES (Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director), the New York based music theater organization whose mission is “to bring new music theater to light,” is pleased to announce the complete cast and creative teams for this season’s Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. 

 The evening will consist of the following three pieces:

In Just One “Q”, Bertha and Julynne, bitter enemies, duke it out at the Broadbend Nursing Home in Arkansas over a game of scrabble.  Benny (T. Oliver Reid), an orderly, narrates the history of their acrimonious relationship.  Chaos, humor and closure abound in this amusing and tuneful musical. Words by Ellen Fitzhugh, music by Ted Shen with musical direction by Andrew Resnick.  Directed by Brad Rouse.

In The Pen, an everyday morning becomes everything but when a seemingly innocuous obstacle shatters Laura's  (Nancy Anderson) routine and threatens her prompt arrival to work.  Ghosts of the past collide with present day demons as she struggles to rise above her compulsion and leave her apartment. Words by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis with musical direction by Alexander Rovang.  Directed by Margot Bordelon.

In The Booty Call, a young man (Michael Thurber) receives a booty call while creating a demo of his recent compositions.  The call sends him off on an existential musing of his past experiences with love and intimacy, shedding an honest light on the seldom-observed reflections of a late 20’s male living the single life in New York City. Words by Saheem Ali, music and words by Michael Thurber.  Mr. Saheem directs.

The design team of Inner Voices is comprised of: Reid Thompson (sets) M. Meriwether Snipes (costumes), Oliver Watson (lighting), and Walter Trarbach (sound). Aaron Gonzalez is Production Stage Manager and John Michael Crotty is Assistant Stage Manager.

Carnival Kids  | Open: 06/05/14 Close: 06/28/14
When an aimless former rock star loses his job and finds himself broke with nowhere to go, he's forced to move in with his adopted son and roommate in their cramped New York City apartment. As the two of them try to forge new lives together, a get-rich-quick scheme further complicates their lives and loves. 

Lesser America will present the World Premiere of Lucas Kavner’s (Fish Eye with Colt Coeur/HERE Arts Center; Love Money at Ars Nova) Carnival Kids, June 5-28 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue). The production will be directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar at Barrow Street) with Assistant Director Drew Foster. The cast will feature Jake Choi (Unforgettable), Danelle Eliav (Emoticon ;), When in Disgrace at St. Clements), Max Jenkins* (Unnatural Acts at CSC; High Maintenance), Randall Newsome* (A Touch of the Poet with Roundabout; The Heart is a Lonely Hunter at New York Theatre Workshop) and Laura Ramadei (American River with Lesser America; Year of the Rooser with EST/Youngblood). The creative team will include Sound Design by Janie Bullard (Scarcity at Rattlestick), Lighting Design by Amith Chandrashaker (Associate on Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Costume Design by Tristan Raines (The Management’s House of Von Macrame), and Set Design by Meredith Ries (The Wong Kids In The Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! with Ma-Yi). The production will be Stage Managed by Kevin Clutz.*Actor appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.  

About the Company: Lesser America

LESSER AMERICA is a pop theater ensemble of renegade artists dedicated to smart, quality entertainment that puts the audience first, fulfilling the promise of affordable, accessible theater for the 21st century. The company’s past productions include Squealer by Jonathan Blitstein, directed by Daniel Talbott,Too Much Too Soon, a series of six short plays, featuring writing by Nikole Beckwith, Dean Imperial, Nick Jones, Melissa Ross, Emily Schwend, and Ken Urban. The series was directed by Portia Krieger alongside Stephen Brackett. In the summer of 2012, Lesser America also presented American River, a world premiere by Micheline Auger, directed by Stephen Brackett. The company is currently in residence at Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director. The Lesser Americans were also named nytheatre.com’s 2011 People of the Year. 

Paul Green's The House Of Connelly  | Open: 01/23/14 Close: 02/09/14
A $35 Value - Use code GREEN for 1/2 price tickets On the heels of their acclaimed productions of 1931- and Success Story, The ReGroup turns its attention to the Group Theatre’s very first play, Paul Green’s The House of Connelly. With special permission and support from the Paul Green Foundation, this poetic tale of the last dying gasps of the Old South trying to prevent the progression of new ideas gets a much overdue NY revival. Wayward son Will Connelly, heir to the famous Connelly estate finds himself unable to live up to the prestige of the legendary Connellys of the past. When Patsy, daughter of the new tenant farmer arrives on the estate, is it love at first sight or does she have her calculating eyes on becoming the new Mrs. Connelly? The struggles between tradition and change, black and white and truth versus secrets come to a shocking conclusion. Though the Group made Mr. Green rewrite the ending to make it more hopeful, the ReGroup will be presenting Mr. Green’s original ending. It is sure to be jaw dropping even after 80 years. Originally presented in 1931, The House of Connelly immediately propelled the Group Theatre to prominence. Directed by Lee Strasberg, the cast featured such future legends as Stella Adler, Morris Carnovsky, and Clifford Odets. In his New York Times review, Brooks Atkinson wrote that Mr. Green “has such abundant understanding, such integrity of character and such magnetism of passion that you are likely to remember the pure truth of his prose poem long after you have forgotten a thousand craftsmanlike plays about love, family and possessions. In 1934, the play was turned into the film Carolina starring Lionel Barrymore and 6 year old Shirley Temple. The House of Connelly features a 16 person cast featuring Logan James Hall, Claire Buckingham, Selena C. Dukes, Anthony Laciura, Charlotte Hampden, Tami McCarthy, Maja Wampuszyc, Sheila Simmons, Ted Morgan, Tim Gilliss, Jamie Jung, Clark Beasley Jr, Eli Bridges, Rebecca Beberaggi, Kimberley Shoniker, and Anthony Rinaldi. The play will be staged by Allie Mulholland.Tickets bought at full value include a special gift and a complimentary glass of wine.



Lemon Meringue  | Open: 11/10/13 Close: 11/24/13
Lemon Meringue is a moving rollercoaster ride through the therapeutic process of Rich, a typical guy from Long Island. As Rich struggles to overcome the devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse, we witness his anger and pain slowly giving way to happiness and forgiveness. This true story, told through music, dance and dialogue, illustrates one man’s inspirational journey towards survival and finding, then healing, his inner child. Written by Rich Ryan, directed by Terri Muuss and choreographed by Tracey Katof, with original music by Athena Reich, Lemon Meringue is a compelling success story that should not be missed. It will leave your heart soaring. Please note that the show contains adult language and themes.



Bonafide:2013  | Open: 11/01/13 Close: 11/03/13
FOR GROUP DISCOUNTS EMAIL:Livebonafide@gmail.comVIP tickets:SPECIAL RESERVED SEATING & COMPLIMENTARY DRINK!ALL TICKETS MORE AT DOOR-Relationships are consistently being torn apart and our society of today has not yet been able to regain the essence of what was once known as true love. -Children are being raised in single parent homes and are forced to walk around with many unanswered questions. Minds are filled with poisoned thoughts and their hearts are overwhelmed with pain. -The streets of the world are walked upon by the heels of women.Strange men cologne on, her money made, her cries unheard,yet the mother smiles as she destructs her own child -Lips to brim, needle to skin, the innocent eye in the corner at watch. not a blink, not a sound,just a wet top, filled with tear drops.-Many are faced with problems like these and are reminded of them as they wake up every single day. This show seeks to inspire and create a better reality....taking us far beyond the ordinary play!



True Hazards Of Childhood  | Open: 06/29/13 Close: 06/29/13
In True Hazards of Childhood, Dorphy, a scientist in an obscure field of psycho-anthropology has discovered and excavated a mysterious mass of fused-together objects. Dorphy begins a presentation in which she details her attempts to investigate the object -- so far her tools and organizational protocol have proved to be spectacularly unsuccessful. As she shares her initial findings Dorphy discovers that scientific methodology can only get her so far. To proceed further she must embrace unorthodox investigative techniques. Then, an unexpected and startling discovery: buried within the artifact are heretofore undetected internal chambers that, when opened, reveal smaller independent objects contained within the lager piece. These small objects are the key to understanding the True Hazards of Childhood. But if we told you what that was you'd miss out on all the fun.



Occupation: A New Play By Ken Ferrigni  | Open: 06/06/13 Close: 06/23/13
In 2017, a crushing national debt, skyrocketing inflation, and crippling unemployment have frozen the United States’ access to global credit. Against the backdrop of economic catastrophe, the US government finds an unexpected savior when China purchases Florida for $5 trillion. But there is a radical, violent insurgency holed up in the Everglades attempting to oust the Chinese proconsul and his army. How far will this militia go to keep the States united?Written by Ken FerrigniDirected by Joe JungThis show contains strong adult language, gunshots and potentially disturbing scenarios. Prepare yourself for a wild ride.



Laundry And Bourbon / Lone Star  | Open: 09/12/12 Close: 09/23/12
by James McLuredirected by Alice Spivakwith Robyn Rikoon*, Keri Uribe*, Christina Brucato, Bryan Schany*, JT Patton*, Mitch Allen*, and TK DurhamEquity Approved Showcase* These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.



You For Me For You  | Open: 08/22/12 Close: 08/23/12
With humor and a surprising light touch, You For Me For You tells the story of two North Korean sisters who make a bargain with a smuggler to flee to the United States. When one of the sisters is denied passage to make the treacherous transpacific crossing, the other races across time and space to save her.



An Evening Of Short Plays & Sketches  | Open: 05/04/12 Close: 05/04/12
From the Lower East Side to the Rocky Mountains and the glaciers of Alaska, these original short plays and sketches explore the levels and limits of human connection through realistic drama and the unexpected humor of everyday life.Students present the results of their 8-week performance workshop. The selected works were all conceived and developed through improvisation and group collaboration.Featuring Dave Buscema, Cara Cibener, Richard Dery, Elizabeth Harvey, Amber Jusefowytsch, Ed Kerner, Ivan Lerner, Laura Musano, Kevin Napier, Geoffrey Stevens, Kathleen Swensen. Directed by Mark Grenier.