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Max Stossel Live: Words that Move

2018

August 13th at 8pm
 
Join award winning poet + artist Max Stossel as he brings poetry to Cherry Lane, the oldest off-broadway theatre in New York City. Max is a poet + filmmaker named by Forbes as one of the best storytellers of the year. His performances across four continents, from Lincoln Center in NY to the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, have been described as mind expanding, profound, emotive, and hilarious all at once. His work has been translated to fourteen languages, won multiple film festivals, has been viewed over 15 million times online, and has influenced the way digital media organizations tell their stories. You can view some of his short films at www.wordsthatmove.com.
 
For one night only on August 13th, Max will guide us on a poetic journey through life, love, consciousness, and the world around us. This is an evening of words that move, with musical and theatrical surprises along the way.

The New One

2018

In 2008, Nathan Lane introduced New York City theatergoers to Mike Birbiglia by presenting Birbiglia’s solo theater debut, Sleepwalk with Me, which went on to be adapted into a New York Times bestselling book and Sundance award-winning feature film of the same name. Mr. Lane said of Birbiglia, “When he walks on stage, the energy in the room changes, and you realize you're in the presence of a fresh and original voice. And that is very rare. You know you're getting the real turtle soup, not merely the mock. Like any great comedian, it's hard to categorize Mike - he is his own unique creation. You should definitely just go see him and get lost in his world.”

Since then Birbiglia has written & performed Thank God For Jokes and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend for which he received a Lucille Lortel Award. 

Now he’s arrived with The New One.
 
When asked what it’s about, Birbiglia is reluctant to say much. “I hate it when people tell me what anything is about or really any details at all. Last year I loved Lady BirdGet Out and The Big Sick and my greatest gift to my friends was to tell them to see those movies and don’t read anything about them. So that’s what I’m telling the people interested in this show. If you liked my other shows and movies, I think you’ll love The New One.

Directed by Seth Barrish (Thank God For JokesSleepwalk With MeThe Tricky Part), Mike Birbiglia: The New One has set design by Beowulf Boritt (Sleepwalk With Me, On The Town, Act One for which he won the Tony® Award).

Prior to the New York run of the show, The New One played a 40-city tour. Of the show, The Toronto Star raved, “The New One moved the audience to tears of laughter and compassion,” The Chicago Tribune wrote, “The New One stands out for it artfully deft emotional heft,” The Indianapolis Star wrote, “Mike Birbiglia reaches a new comedic peak,” and Vanyaland said, “Birbiglia further cemented why he is one of comedy’s hardest hitters today.”

“The Cherry Lane is a dream theater,” said Mike Birbiglia. “It’s where I saw Colin Quinn The New York Story, Oh, Hello, and Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King. It’s intimate and historic and comfortable and all the things that make a theater experience lovely. Plus, if Eugene O’Neill and Samuel Beckett were willing to work there, I feel like I should be open to it. It really is a magically warm space. It’s like if you performed in your own living room if you happened to own a 40 million dollar loft in the west village.”

 

Running time: 80 minutes, no intermission

Please be advised: There is NO LATE SEATING and NO RE-ENTRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


First Love: Benefit Performance

2018


First Love

2018

Cherry Lane Theatre 
Founder's Project presents

FIRST LOVE
By Charles Mee
Directed by Kim Weild

with Michael O'Keefe, Angelina Fiordellisi, and Taylor Harvey

"Sometimes in life you just get one chance"

A couple in their sixties meet and fall in love - for the first time in their lives. Through the eyes of celebrated playwright Charles Mee, First Love embraces Edith and Harold as they work their way toward one another through the accumulated baggage of their lives, wondering if they can avoid sabotaging the last chance for love they'll ever have.

Set design by Edward Pierce
Costume design by Theresa Squire
Lighting design by Paul Miller
Sound design by Christian Frederickson
Casting by Stephanie Klapper Casting
Marketing & Advertising by Red Rising Marketing
Press Representative Sam Rudy Media Relations

Performances begin June 7

Wednesday at 2pm & 7pm; Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm & 7pm

Added performances: Monday, June 11 at 7pm - Special Performance in Celebration of Charles Mee's 80th Birthday;
Monday, July 2 at 7pm; Tuesday, June 12 & June 19 at 7pm; Sunday, July 1 & July 8 at 3pm

No performances: Wednesday, June 13 at 2pm; Wednesday, June 27 at 7pm, July 4 at 2pm & 7pm

Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission

ASL interpreted performance on June 26 at 7pm

June 28: post-show talk back with relationship therapist and author Sherry Amatenstein

Tickets $65-$95

 

Read about Cherry Lane's Founder's Project

 


The Gentleman Caller

2018

Abingdon Theatre Company presents the New York premiere

The Gentleman Caller
By Philip Dawkins
Directed by Tony Speciale

Although now regarded as two of history's finest American playwrights, back in 1944, William Inge and Tennessee Williams hadn't yet experienced anything close to success. The Gentleman Caller, a new play by Philip Dawkins (Charm, Le Switch, The Homosexuals), takes us back in time before the Chicago premier of The Glass Menagerie. Inge, a dissatisfied newspaper critic, invites Williams to his St. Louis apartment fro an interview. This sexy, fraught rendezvous sparks a relationship, which radically alters the course of their lives and the American Theatre.

Approximately 2 hours with one ten-minute intermission


Feeding the Dragon

2018

Feeding the Dragon
Written and performed by Sharon Washington
directed by Maria Mileaf

Award-winning actress Sharon Washington, beloved by audiences for her performances in our productions of While I Yet Live and String of Pearls, as well as The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway, returns to Primary Stages to share a uniquely personal story with the New York Premiere of Feeding the Dragon. As both playwright and star of this autobiographical solo piece, Sharon revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. Shrouded in family mystery, Sharon’s story boldly examines how both the power of forgiveness and her lifelong love for the written word have helped her battle dragons of all forms.


A Walk With Mr. Heifetz

2018

A Walk With Mr. Heifetz
by James Inverne
directed by Andrew Leynse

In this inspiring new play by award-winning Gramophone and Time Magazine journalist James Inverne, discover how music helped Israel find its cultural identity during its formative years. In 1925, an unforgettable event occurred when Jascha Heifetz, the most celebrated violinist in the world, played a concert in pre-Israel Palestine. People flocked from all over the globe to see this performance, including Yehuda Sharett, composer and brother of future Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett. Legend has it that after the performance, Heifetz and Yehuda walked together and shared a remarkable conversation that resonated twenty years later when, in 1945, Moshe echoed Heifetz’s experience with his brother in a similar exchange that changed the world as we know it.

This stirring production directed by Primary Stages Artistic Director Andrew Leynse features performances by Yuval Boim(Two Thousand Years), Adam Green (Venus), Erik Lochtefeld (Small Mouth Sounds), and live music performed by acclaimed violinist Mariella Haubs.

 

 

 

 

 

 


AFTERMATH

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TONGUES Reading Series presents
a Staged Reading of
AFTERMATH
a play created through the #Pages4PuertoRico collaboration
to benefit the INDESTRUCTIBLE Campaign for Hurricane Maria relief efforts
 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 6:00PM
 
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
New York, NY 10014
 
Last month, #Pages4PuertoRico enlisted the help of 30 writers, who contributed 3 pages each to building a full-length play titled AFTERMATH.
 
Written by Lawrence Feeney, Craig Pospisil, David Hilder, Ashlie Atkinson, Tony Pennino, Robin Rothstein, Joanna Parson, Ryan Duncan, Katharine Clark Gray, Tanya Perez, Renee Flemings, Jonathan Marc Sherman, P. Seth Bauer, Jonathan Tipton Meyers, Maria Deasy, Liz Duffy Adams, Jessica Fleitman, Migdalia Cruz, Candido Tirado, Carmen Rivera Tirado, Ana Maria Jomolca, Adriana Santos, Marco Antonio Rodriguez, Analisa Velez, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Jorge Perez, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Andrew Rincón, Angelo Parra, and Raquel Almazan.
 
Directed by Lainie Sakakura
Dramaturg Alex Sanchez
 
Cherry Lane Theatre is proud to host a benefit reading of the play where all proceeds go to Puerto Rico hurricane relief through Co-Artistic Director Janio Marrero's ongoing campaign INDESTRUCTIBLE.
 
This reading is free and open to the public.
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Pride and Prejudice

2017

Primary Stages presents
 
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Written by and featuring Kate Hamill
Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Amanda Dehnert

Presented in a co-production with The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
This fall, acclaimed writer and actress Kate Hamill (Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility) will debut her playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance, Pride and Prejudice. The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved… tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! What? Why are you looking at us like that? Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent new adaptation.

Indestructible

2017

Our buildings may crumble but our spirit is Indestructible. Join us for a celebration of the Spirit of the People of Puerto Rico and Mexico. 100% of all Ticket Proceeds and Donations will go to re-building efforts. For Mexico, contributions will be distributed via FONDO UNIDO MEXICO and for Puerto Rico, we are partnering with ECO KIT PUERTO RICO to provide residents of the most affected municipalities with disaster relief solutions such as solar lanterns and military grade water filters to survive this aftermath and the other hurricanes to come.
 
Can't attend? DONATE ONLINE
 
Featuring: Flaco Navaja, Irene Sofia Lucio, Emma Ramos, David Zayas, Rosal Colon, Desmar Guevara & Elise Santora, Melissa Diaz, Ximena Salgado and more to come.. 
 
Partners (in formation): LAByrinth Theater Company, Primary Stages, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Barefoot Theatre Company / Barefoot Studio Pictures, The National Black Theatre: Institute for Action Arts, InViolet Theater, Harlem Stage, The Sol Project, Rhymes Over Beats, Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (H.O.L.A.), Two River Theater
 
 

A benefit for the victims of the natural disasters in #PuertoRico and #Mexico - happening this Sunday at the @cherrylntheatre! @tayjschilling @oitnb #orangeisthenewblack @fordhamuniversity

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Discord

2017

Primary Stages presents

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY:DISCORD
By Scott Carter
Directed by Kimberly Senior
From Scott Carter, Executive Producer of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” this timely New York Premiere finds three of history’s most famous men, all of whom wrote their own version of the gospels, debating everything from religion to literature to marriage in this “hugely entertaining, rapid-fire” (Chicago Sun-Times) new play. Thomas Jefferson (author of the Declaration of Independence), Charles Dickens (the man who brought us A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist) and Count Leo Tolstoy (the epic Russian novelist of War & Peace fame) are trapped in a limbo where each believes their path to salvation depends on convincing the other two that they are wrong. Kimberly Senior, the acclaimed director of Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide and the Tony-nominated Disgraced, will helm this profound and exciting battle of truly biblical proportions.
 
 
Please note that haze effects will be used in this production.

The Traveling Lady

2017

 

"The Traveling Lady emerges as a lovely revival, in which hope and regret run neck and neck, and repression is honed to an oaken luster." Jesse Green, New York Times  

 

4 OUT OF 5 STARS. The Traveling Lady is a particularly well-shaped little jewel that is a beautifully performed revival.” Helen Shaw, Time Out NY

 

“Excellent revival. It's the kind of theatrical magic you really have to experience firsthand.” Zach Stewart, Theatermania

 

 “The ensemble is uniformly excellent and perfectly staged at The Cherry Lane.This revival of The Traveling Lady would make Horton Foote proud.” Fern Siegel, Huffington Post

 

The Traveling Lady, now at the Cherry Lane in one of those just-about-flawless revivals that Foote seems to invite.” Huffington Post, David Finkle  

 

Celebrating 100 years of Horton Foote, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Academy Award-winner for To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies

Cherry Lane Theatre's 2nd Founder's Project, in a coproduction with La Femme Theatre Productions, presents 

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY

Directed by Austin Pendleton

*Featuring Larry Bull, Lynn Cohen, Angelina Fiordellisi, Jean Lichty, George Morfogen, Ron Piretti, PJ Sosko, Jill Tanner, Korinne Tetlow, Karen Ziemba

Harry Feiner, Scenic and Lighting Design; Theresa Squire, Costume Design; Ryan Rumery, Sound Design and Original Compositions; Paul Huntley, Wig Design; Amy Stoller, Dialect Design and Dramaturg. 

Penned by the beloved playwright and master storyteller Horton Foote, The Traveling Lady is the unforgettable tale of an intrepid woman who journeys to a small town in 1950's Texas to reunite with her husband upon his release from prison. A poignant story of loss and redemption, The Traveling Lady looks into the heart and soul of America.

Performances are June 7 - July 16  Extended through July 30 with Annette O'Toole


Queen Latina and Her Power Posse

2017

Cherry Lane Theatre Late Nite hosts

LABMEMBERS
presenting
Queen Latina and her Power Posse: the reboot
created by: David Anzuelo
episodes written by: David Anzuelo; Maggie Bofill; Webb Wilcoxen and more
directed by: Elizabeth Canavan; Russell G. Jones; Portia and more
choreographed by: Jill DeArmon and more
music by: Cristian Amigo
cast: Analisa Velez, Rocky Vega, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Sean Carvajal, Kara Young, Yadira Guevara Prip, Paola Lazaro, Jake Cannavale, Diomargy Nunez, Javana Mundy, Ron Phippen, Eric Bettancourt, Sean Griffin
special guest appearances include the original (LAB) Power Posse and more
 
 
Analisa Lalaloca is a grad student at Columbia University. While researching Queen Latina for a “Contemporary Feminist Icons” research paper, Analisa grows fascinated by this Latina super hero. Analisa cyber stalks Queen Latina and discovers her true identity: Liza Colonia. After learning of Liza Colonia’s final adventure which led to the death of Demi-Goddess Shayzee (also Liza’s mentor), Analisa makes contact with Queen Latina. Liza Colonia is now teaching high school full time; no longer writing books or fighting crime. The former super hero is guilt ridden about Shayzee. Liza see’s a lot of herself in Analisa so she bestows her with the love gun and inspiration to take on the title of the new Queen Latina.
 

Daniel’s Husband

2017

DANIEL'S HUSBAND
New York premiere by Michael McKeever
Directed by Joe Brancato
presented by Primary Stages and Ted Snowdon

In Michael McKeever's compelling new play, Daniel's Husband, we see Daniel and Mitchell enjoying life as the Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn't perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell does not.  A turn of events forces both men to face the consequences of their opposing views, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren't always so fundamental. Proclaimed by the Miami Herald as "beautifully crafted, powerfully realized and emotionally devastating," Daniel's Husband takes an unflinching look at how we choose to Tie the Knot. Or not.

March 22 - April 28

 


Fade

2017

Primary Stages presents

FADE
New York premiere by Tanya Saracho
Directed by Jerry Ruiz

Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Tanya Saracho (Mala Hierba at Second Stage; writer and co-producer of the hit ABC series, “How to Get Away with Murder”) comes to Primary Stages with the New York Premiere of Fade, a behind-the-scenes comedy about the burgeoning friendship between Lucia and Abel, two Latinos of Mexican descent working at a ruthless Hollywood studio. Lucia is a tenacious novelist, newly hired to write for a TV detective series and struggling to find her place among a team of domineering white male co-workers. Abel is one of the studio’s janitors, compassionate to Lucia’s difficulties and generous with his opinions and personal anecdotes which keeps them in an absorbing tête-à-tête throughout their workdays. As their bond grows, Abel’s stories quickly blur with those Lucia is writing for the show and they both find themselves in the center of their own not-quite-made-for-TV drama.

 


Right You Are (If You Think You Are)

2016

Guest reading:

Right You Are (If You Think You Are)

A small town in Sicily in 1917 tries to solve the mystery of a woman's identity. Is she Ponza's wife or Signora Frola's daughter? In one of the most Pirandellian of plays, the eternal quesion is asked, "What is the truth?"

Monday, October 17 at 7:30pm

$27, $17 Students


The Roads to Home

2016

Primary Stages in association with Catherine Adler and Jamie deRoy presents

The Roads to Home
By Horton Foote
Directed by Michael Wilson

Featuring Devon Abner, Dan Bittner, Rebecca Brooksher, Harriet Harris, Hallie Foote, Matt Sullivan 

Over our 32-year history, Primary Stages has produced some of the finest works of legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Horton Foote. From The Day Emily Married to Harrison, TX and the Tony-nominated Dividing the Estate, Foote’s legacy has flourished on our stage and we’re proud to celebrate the Centennial of his birth with a tender, yet compelling new production of his quintessential comic drama, The Roads to HomeIn this beautiful masterpiece, three women living in Houston, Texas in the 1920s grapple with the eternal question, “Where is home?” The Roads to Home offers a rare chance to experience a Foote gem not seen on the New York stage in over 25 years, in one of New York’s most intimate and historic venues, the Cherry Lane Theatre. This timeless production will feature direction by Michael Wilson (Foote's longtime collaborator who won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Orphans' Home Cycle) and performances from Drama Desk winner Devon Abner and Tony-nominated Hallie Foote, the foremost contemporary interpreter of Horton’s work.

September 14 - November 27

 


My Teenage Daughter is an Alien

2016

Black List Live! presents a live staged reading
I'm Starting to Suspect My Teenage Daughter is an Alien from Outer Space
Written and directed by Noga Pnueli

with Scott Adsit, Sami Gayle, Parker Posey, Molly Ringwald, Jon Rudnitsky

Two oddball mothers start to suspect their teenage kids are aliens from outer space and form an unlikely frienship to investigate their theory.

August 24

 


Out of the Mouths of Babes

2016

Cherry Lane Theatre
in association with Julie Crosby, Margarida De Brito and David Youse
present

a world premiere
Out of the Mouths of Babes
By Israel Horovitz
Directed by Barnet Kellman

With Francesca Choy-Kee, Angelina Fiordellisi, Judith Ivey, and Estelle Parsons

Scenic Design: Neil Patel     Costume Design: Joseph G. Aulisi
Lighting Design: Paul Miller     Sound Design: Leon Rothenberg

Properties Design: Carrie Mossman, Action Coordinator: Rick Sordelet, Casting Director: Kate Murray

Marketing & Advertising: Red Rising Marketing, Press Representative: Sam Rudy Media Relations, Associate Producer: Seri Lawrence, Assistant Stage Manager: Michael Denis

Production Manager: Janio Marrero, Production Stage Manager: Christine Catti, General Manager: Diane Alianiello

Four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100 year-old man who loved each of them - at times variously, at times simultaneously. For 24 hours they share his apartment, delicious secrets and ... a dead cat.

June 7 - July 6

Out of the Mouths of Babes was the inaugural production of The Founder's Project, a commitment to work with the finest seasoned artists in the American theater.

Poster artwork: Fraver

 

 

 

 

 


June 16 Benefit Performance

2016

Soirée Fantastique!

To support our mission and benefit our award-wining programs

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Show begins at 7:00 pm

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES
By Israel Horovitz
Directed by Barnet Kellman

with Francesca Choy-Kee, Angelina Fiordellisi, Judith Ivey and
Estelle Parsons

Four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100 year-old man who loved each of them—at times variously, at times simultaneously. For 24 hours they share his apartment, delicious secrets and a dead cat.

Post-show discussion with the cast moderated by Adriana Trigiani.

Fête to follow featuring French cuisine, wines, and music.

 

Ooh La La!

Premium seating, Signed program, Photo-op with cast, Post-show discussion,  Signed program, Fête

$300

 

Magnifique

Regular Seating, Post-show discussion, Fête

$225

 

Tres Chic

Regular Seating, Post-show discussion

$150


All proceeds benefit the Cherry Lane Theatre, serving as a vital lab for the development of new American works and a home for groundbreaking productions of both new and classic theater of the highest caliber. Under the leadership of Angelina Fiordellisi since 1996, and as New York's longest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre since 1924, Cherry Lane has helped to define American drama, fostering fresh, daring and relevant theater. 

Our Mission: To cultivate an urban artist colony, honor our groundbreaking history and engage audiences in creating theater that illuminates contemporary issues, and at its best, transforms the spirit.


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Out of the Mouths of Babes artwork by Frank Verlizzo


 


Out of the Mouths of Babes

2016

Cherry Lane Theatre Closes
OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES

Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director of the Cherry Lane Theatre, has issued the following statement regarding the premature closing – effective immediately – of Israel Horovitz’s comedy OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES, starring Estelle Parsons, Judith Ivey, Ms. Fiordellisi and Francesca Choy-Kee:

“Last week at the July 6th performance of OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES, Estelle had been debilitated by the heat and felt ill at intermission.  The remainder of the performance was cancelled and Estelle was taken to the hospital for care and observation overnight.  She left there with a clean bill of health and remains in good health, but upon further consultation with her long-time physician, it has been determined that it is inadvisable for her to resume the rigors of performing this two-act play.  Under the circumstances, we regret that we must cancel the remainder of the play’s engagement.  We love Estelle and want her to have the rest and peace of mind she needs.”

The play was to have run through July 31.  The final full performance was played on Wednesday, July 6th matinee, the evening performance concluded at intermission.

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES -- a new comedy by Israel Horovitz (MY OLD LADY), with a cast starring Oscar winner and 5-time Tony nominee ESTELLE PARSONS, two-time Tony winner JUDITH IVEY, along with ANGELINA FIORDELLISI (ZORBA on Broadway opposite Anthony Quinn) and FRANCESCA CHOY-KEE (DISGRACED) – began previews June 7 and opened June 19, in a world-premiere production by Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village.  The play is directed by Barnet Kellman.

At the time of closing, the sold-out Off-Broadway hit, OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES will have played 13 previews performances and 16 regular performances.

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES depicts what happens when four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100-year-old man who loved each of them – at times variously, at times simultaneously.  For 24 hours, they share his apartment, delicious secrets, and a dead cat.

"Fantastical comedy with an excellent cast including Judith Ivey and Estelle Parsons." -- The New York Times

"Fabulous show. Go see it!" - Joy Behar, The View

"Supremely silly...plenty of laughs. The cast includes two of our finest stage actresses, Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey." -- Hollywood Reporter

"Two hardy reasons to shuffle on down to the historic Cherry Lane Theatre. One is the four accomplished actresses. The other is the playwright himself. You will be sweetly and happily entertained."

- Rex Reed, The New York Observer.

 

For refunds OvationTix will automatically refund everyone who purchased via credit card. Any further ticketing refund/ticketing questions can be directed to OvationTix at 866-811-4111.

 

Cherry Lane Theatre
in association with Julie Crosby, Margarida De Brito and David Youse
present

a world premiere
Out of the Mouths of Babes
By Israel Horovitz
Directed by Barnet Kellman

With Francesca Choy-Kee, Angelina Fiordellisi, Judith Ivey, and Estelle Parsons

Scenic Design: Neil Patel     Costume Design: Joseph G. Aulisi
Lighting Design: Paul Miller     Sound Design: Leon Rothenberg

Properties Design: Carrie Mossman, Action Coordinator: Rick Sordelet, Casting Director: Kate Murray

Marketing & Advertising: Red Rising Marketing, Press Representative: Sam Rudy Media Relations, Associate Producer: Seri Lawrence, Assistant Stage Manager: Michael Denis

Production Manager: Janio Marrero, Production Stage Manager: Christine Catti, General Manager: Diane Alianiello

Four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100 year-old man who loved each of them - at times variously, at times simultaneously. For 24 hours they share his apartment, delicious secrets and ... a dead cat.

June 7 - July 6

Out of the Mouths of Babes was the inaugural production of The Founder's Project, a commitment to work with the finest seasoned artists in the American theater.

Poster artwork: Fraver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


V-Day Taconic: The Vagina Monologues

2016

Upcoming guest production

The Vagina Monologues
By Eve Ensler
Directed by Ira Kip

April 20, 2016

Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant", and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. This benefit production, which will be performed at women's and men's correctional and re-entry facilities across NY state, features a cast of actors, activists and formerly incarcerated women. 

The first performance will take place at Taconic Correctional Facility, followed by The Fortune Society, Cherry Lane Theatre, Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility, and Queensboro Correctional Facility. Mightee Shero Production's tour of The Vagina Monologues is presented as part of V-Day’s 2016 campaign ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE, a global call for women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in places where they are entitled to justice.

V-Day Taconic 2016 is directed by Ira Kip (The 6 Project, Culture Project and 365 Days/Plays, The Public Theater), and features an ensemble of Broadway/TV actors and community activists including Belinda Allyn, Erica Camarano, Rhonda Covington, Julia Crockett, Dana Levinson, Elizabeth Mackintosh, Sharon Richardson, Vanda Seward, Lin Tucci, and Tanya Wright.

Produced by Mightee Shero Productions with generous support from V-Day, Cherry Lane Theatre, and the King's County Re-Entry Task Force.


Exit Strategy

2016

 

"SEE IT! Big-hearted...wickedly funny! You leave the theater buoyant!"
-Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

"Crisply funny! A terrific ensemble cast...Wonderful performances!"
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Exit Strategy 
a New York premiere by Ike Holter
directed by Kip Fagan
presented by Primary Stages and Catherine Adler & Jamie deRoy

in association with Philadelphia Theatre Company

A fiery, riveting work from the award-winning writer of Hit the Wall, about the chaotic final days of an urban public high school, Exit Strategy is a taut, edge-of-your-seat drama about the future of public education from a vital new voice in American playwriting. Named "Chicagoan of the Year in Theater" by the Chicago Tribune, Ike Holter brings his "thrilling, beautiful" new play to Primary Stages for its New York Premiere after winning rave reviews for extended sold-out runs in Chicago and Philadelphia. Produced in association with Philadelphia Theater Company, Exit Strategy is directed by Kip Fagan, whose recent credits include Grand Concourse and The Revisionist.

Featuring Michael Cullen, Aimé Donna Kelly, Rey Lucas, Deirdre Madigan, Christina NievesBrandon J. Pierce, Ryan Spahn.

Scenic Design by Andrew Boyce, Costume Design by Jessica Pabst, Lighting Design by Thom Weaver, Sound Design by Daniel Perelstein, Casting by Stephanie Klapper Casting.

March 30 - May 6

 


The Body of an American

2016

The Body of an American 
a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien
directed by Jo Bonney
presented by Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick, in association with Hartford Stage

Winner of the 2014 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play and the Inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award (shared with Tony-winner All The Way). The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul. Winning rave reviews for its previous productions in London and elsewhere, The Body of an American by Guggenheim Fellow Dan O'Brien is "a play that tightens its grip as it probes where war lives, and discovers we each carry it inside ourselves." (The Guardian) Directed by Obie winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls).

Featuring: Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty ("Boardwalk Empire," End of the Rainbow).

Scenic Design by Richard Hoover, Costume Design by Ilona Somogyi, Lighting Design by Lap Chi Chu, Sound Design by Darron L. West, Projection Design by Alex Basco Koch, Casting byBinder Casting/Jack Bowdan, CSA.

Post-performance talkbacks led by a member of the artistic staff will follow performances on February 21, March 8, andMarch 15. The talkback on February 21 will feature playwright Dan O'Brien and Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Paul Watson, whose lives are the subject of the play.  This talk is supported in part by The Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute at Drexel University.

DATES
Limited engagement 
February 10- March 20, 2016

 

 


Oh, Hello

2015

Oh Hello! Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland are coming to Broadway! More specifically: Off Broadway. To the Cherry Lane Theatre near the Christopher St PATH station.

Fresh off the success of their hit prank show "Too Much Tuna," these two Alan Alda-obsessed Upper West Side bachelors are returning to their roots in New York theatre. Having wowed audiences with past theatrical works like "True Upper West" and the "Annie Get Your Gun" inspired "Bernie Goetz You Gun: A Non Musical Drama," Faizon and St. Geegland are back for a total victory lap and to premiere their new play "We're Us, You're You, Let's Talk." Tickets are a lot of mony. Join us, won't you? And say Oh Hello...all over again.

George and Gil have parted ways with a number of numbskull directors but are open to a real doormat if anyone wants to get walked all over. "We're very important artists and this show's relevance to the American theater can't be overstated," said Faizon and St. Geegland. "We are, however, interested in getting a cool sponsor like Dr. Browns Celray Soda."

GIL FAIZON (star) is a Tony Award viewing actor and a SAG AFTRA must leave. Faizon currently works as a stand in model for mashed potatoes and other creamed foods. So like when they're photographing mashed potatoes Gil lies there so they can get the lighting right. His Bar Mitzvah theme was the color brown.

GEORGE ST. GEEGLAND (star) was born in Newark, NJ to verbally abusive parents sometime in the early mid 1940s. In 1971 he published his first novel Rifkin's Dilemma, a real 70's novel about masturbation and such. It has aged terribly. St Geegland taught creative writing for 12 years at SUNY Yonkers - Go Zebras! - until he was fired for stuff that is in sealed documents. Along with Gil Faizon he is the co-author and co-star of several plays as well as the hit television show "Too Much Tuna" as seen on Comedy Centrals "Kroll Show." Spalding Gray personally disliked him and he has chapped hands.

NICK KROLL and JOHN MULANEY are American writers and comedians with many credits. They are thrilled to be working with theater legends Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. This is their first Off Broadway Production. 

 


Nora

2015

Nora
Adapted from Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House"
By Ingmar Bergman
Directed by Austin Pendleton

with Larry Bull, Andrea Cirie, Todd Gearhart, Jean Lichty, George Morfogen

Harry Feiner, lighting and set designer
Theresa Squire, costume designer
Ryan Rumery, sound designer
Patricia Fletcher, dialect coach
Shelley Senter, movement consultant

Kelly Ice, Production Stage Manager
Denise Wilcox, Assistant Stage Manager

Opening: November 22 at 5pm

Ingmar Bergman's "Nora," a brilliant distillation of Ibsen's masterpiece, "A Doll's House," is a riveting tale of a seemingly conventional woman, struggling and then coming to terms with her life as a doll-wife in a traditional marriage. Out of the shadows of deceit, blackmail, and betrayal, Nora rises to a new consciousness of herself as a woman in a man's world. Through the microcosm of Nora's "doll house" marriage, both Bergman and Ibsen pose crucial questions about the role of gender in modern society.                          


The Darfur Compromised

2015

Carsonic Productions presents an NYC Premiere
THE DARFUR COMPROMISED
 
November 2nd
 
The Darfur Compromised is a new play conceived and devised through a close study of the historical conflict and the international politics surrounding the Darfur region. The play tells of Jackson, a young student at an elite university, and his mentor Professor, who travel together through the history of American activism surrounding the Darfur genocide, featuring figures such as George W. Bush, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and Secretary General Kofi Annan. 
 
As Jackson learns more and more about the conflict, he is challenged to redefine himself and his beliefs to his girlfriend, his parents, and himself. Imagination meets reality in this genre-bending satire that both informs and entertains.

A reflection of the past, a showcase of the present, and a call to action regarding the future of Darfur and its tragedy,The Darfur Compromised highlights the frustration, inaction, and resilience of those involved by setting historical, documentary text alongside fictional interpretations. 

 


Colin Quinn The New York Story

2015

Guest Production at Cherry Lane:

Colin Quinn The New York Story
Written and performed by Colin Quinn
Directed by Jerry Seinfeld

"Critics Pick! Full of Nostalgia from gritty old New York."
--The New York Times

"Critics Pick! Four Stars!"
--Time Out New York

"New York Witty. 'New York Story' is his best work yet!"
--New York Post

"Totally Hilarious!" No one is spared from Quinn's dexterous mixture of mockery and admiration."
--Theatermania

"Comic Genius! Colin is the Quinn-tessential New Yorker."
--Huffington Post

"A story told with earthy charm and, naturally, with a little bit of attitude. An irreverent trip through the city's history."
--USA Today

In Colin Quinn The New York Story, Colin waxes nostalgic about his hometown, the city formally known as NY, from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg. Quinn is once again at his satirical best, taking aim at the prejudice, paranoias, and peculiarities that make New York City the crossroads of the world.

October 20 - January 31


Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

2015

 

The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj DEBUT Off-Broadway Show - Oct 15 thru Nov 15 - EXTENDED JANUARY 7 - 30!

“It’s wonderful. You’re going to laugh. Probably cry. Because you, unlike me, can still feel.” –Jon Stewart 
 
“One of the most authentic voices to come onto the storytelling scene in years. Above all else, Hasan is a master storyteller.” –Catherine Burns, The Moth 
 
Homecoming King, the story of the “New Brown America,” is based on true events from Minhaj’s first generation Indian-American experience. Navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj’s arrival in the US, meeting the sister he didn't know he had, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American Dream.

"I'm trying to have a nuanced conversation about bigotry, acceptance, and forgiveness, even though these subjects can be embarrassing," said Minhaj in a press statement. "We all know morality and life aren't black or white...they're Drake. When it comes to racism, hopefully this show will help us have a real discussion and get our '50 Shades of Drake' on. I'll share my stories which hopefully will inspire others to share theirs."

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King is written and performed by Minhaj and directed by Greg Walloch. Scenic design is by Sara C. Walsh, lighting design by Sarah Lurie and costume design by Kristen Buckels. The show is produced by Mike Berkowitz and Mike Lavoie.

 

 


Catch the Butcher

2015

Catch the Butcher
By Adam Seidel
Directed by Valentina Fratti

with Lauren Luna Vélez, Jonathan Walker, Angelina Fiordellisi 

Scenic Design by Lauren Helpern, Costume Design by Brooke Cohen, Lighting Design by Graham Kindred, Original Music and Sound Design by Quentin Chiappetta, Property Design by Addison Heeren, Fight Direction by Ron Piretti, Alison Hassman, Production Stage Manager; Sarah Geis, Assistant Stage Manager
Sophie Parens, Assistant to the Director; Mark Koss, Assistant Costume Designer

 

Photos by Carol Rosegg

Sept 23 - Oct 29


Laugh It Up, Stare It Down

2015

Guest Production

Laugh It Up, Stare It Down
a new play by Alan Hruska
directed by Chris Eigeman
with Jayce Bartok, Katya Campbell, Maury Ginsberg, and Amy Hargreaves

This is a story of Cleo and Joe -- the meeting of their minds, the entwining of their hearts, and their life-long search for a meaningful point in a universe too random to have one. It's a journey marked by a missing baby, a forged painting, a house invader, a tidal wave, and frozen pistou. Will they rise above their outrageous fortune? Will they find ecstatic love?

August 26 - October 10
 


Cherry Lane School

2015

Cherry Lane launched its first ever education intensive featuring an array of unique and highly interactive master classes.

June 22 - 26


The Trail to Oregon!

2015

Starkid Productions presents

THE TRAIL TO OREGON!

Book Written by Jeff Blim, Nick Lang and Matt Lang 
(with Additional Writing by Brian Holden)
Directed by Nick Lang
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Blim 
(with Additional Music by Drew DeFour)
Choreographed by Katie Spelman

Featuring Jeff Blim, Rachael Soglin, Jaime Lyn Beatty, 
Lauren Lopez, Corey Dorris and Joey Richter

Did you know that in the 1840's hundreds of families left their homes in the east to travel down The Trail To Oregon?! 
Join our All-American family as they set off on the original cross-country road trip! See them face the perils of the trail, like bandits, snake bites, broken wagons and dysentery! 
Will they all make it to Oregon alive? Absolutely not!
You name the characters! You decide who dies! 
The Trail To Oregon! is a new musical comedy spoof based on the greatest computer game of all time!!!


The Vagina Monologues

2015

V-Day Taconic Presents
The Vagina Monologues
Written by Eve Ensler 
Directed by Jenna Worsham
 
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it."
 
This production features a diverse cast of actresses, activists and formerly incarcerated women. All proceeds will benefit Women's Prison Association.
 
Talkback with the playwright, director and actors after the performance.
 
 

 

 


Fear, Loathing & Chaos

2015

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Major Tom

2015

All For One Theater presents

MAJOR TOM

Created, Performed & Designed by Victoria Melody.
Commission & Produced by Farnham Maltings.

 


Ghostlight 9: A Musical Ghost Story

2015

All For One Theater presents
Ghostlight 9: A Musical Ghost Story
Written & Performed by Michael Wolk. Directed by Aaron Mark.
 
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8 Stops

2015

All For One Theater presents
8 Stops
Written & Performed by Deb Margolin. Directed by Jay Wahl.
 
Originally Produced & Developed by The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
 
 

All For One Theater presents

2015

All For One Theater presents

MAJOR TOM  Read more

8 STOPS  Read more

GHOSTLIGHT 9: A MUSICAL GHOST STORY  Read more


Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out

2015

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia tells some stories and takes requests for an informal evening of comedy. Do not wear a tux.


Everything You Touch

2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater,
True Love Productions and
The Theatre @ Boston Court
Present

Everything You Touch
January 28 – March 29, 2015

written by Sheila Callaghan
directed by Jessica Kubzansky

Featuring: Christian Coulson, Allegra Rose Edwards, Chelsea Fryer, Tonya Glanz, Lisa Kitchens, Nina Ordman, Miriam Silverman and Robbie Tann

Creatives
Set: Francois-Pierre Couture
Costumes: Jenny Foldenauer
Lighting: Jeremy Pivnick
Props: John Burton
Original Composition and Sound Design: John Zalewski
Video: Adam Flemming
PSM: Theresa Flanagan
ASM: Rachael Gass
 

 


Everything You Touch

2015

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Everything You Touch

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Learn more about renting CLT’s Mainstage

2014

Click HERE for more information


Me, My Mouth & I

2014

Me, My Mouth & I
written and performed by Joy Behar

a world premiere presented by Cherry Lane Theatre, Angelina Fiordellisi, Artistic Director and Steve Janowitz

With more than 30 years as a beloved figure on stage and screen, Behar takes her audiences on a journey in ME, MY MOUTH & I -- from her rollicking childhood in Brooklyn to center stage as one of America's premier talk show hosts and comediennes. About the play Behar notes, "This is a good time to take stock of my shenanigans."

Behar has been developing the play through workshop presentations at Bucks County Playhouse, in NYC and Connecticut in recent months.

 

 

 

 


The Saga of Marissa Alexander

2014


90th Anniversary Gala

2014

Click HERE to visit 90th Anniversary Gala page


TO THE BONE

2014

Cherry Lane Theatre presents
a world premiere

TO THE BONE
by Lisa Ramirez
directed by Lisa Peterson

featuring: Dan Domingues, Liza Fernandez, Annie Henk,  Paola Lázaro-Muñoz, Lisa Ramirez, Gerardo Rodriguez, Xochitl Romero, and Haynes Thigpen

Scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Theresa Squire, lighting design by Russell H. Champa, sound design by Jill BC Du Boff 

Judy Merrick, property master
Megan Schwarz Dickert, stage manager
Anne Huston, assistant stage manager
Kate Murray, casting director
Morgan Jenness, dramaturg 
Theresa Von Klug, general manager
A Ram Kim, assistant set designer
Maureen Fitzgerald, assistant costume designer
Katy Atwell, assistant lighting designer
Beth Lake, assistant sound designer
Yudelka Aheyer, assistant property master
Unkle Dave's Fight House, fight choreographer
Jesse Geguzis, assistant fight choreographer
Monique Carboni, graphic designer

Inspired by actual interviews, TO THE BONE examines the very nature of equality and justice in contemporary America through the eyes of five women whose migration to the U.S. in search of a better life brings its own test of the human spirit. Originally commissioned by Working Theater, Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director.

Liza Fernandez, Annie Henk, Lisa Ramirez. Photo by Monique Carboni

Liza Fernandez and Annie Henk. Photo by Monique Carboni

Annie Henk, Liza Fernandez, Lisa Ramirez, Dan Domingues. Photo by Monique Carboni

Haynes Thigpen. Photo by Monique Carboni

Gerry Rodriguez and Dan Domingues. Photo by Monique Carboni

Xochitl Romero and Paola Lázaro-Muñoz. Photo by Monique Carboni

TO THE BONE is part of the second annual Theater: Village festival, which presents a series of new plays in prominent West Village theaters based around one playwright or common theme. In 2014 Theater:Village presented E Pluribus, featuring four new plays celebrating the diversity of America. 
 
 
September 9 - October 4

 

 

 

 

 

 


Learn more about renting CLT’s Mainstage

2014

The Mainstage is currently available for rental. Learn more HERE.


Phoenix

2014

"A THEATRICAL TRIP WORTH TAKING ... SNAPPILY DIRECTED BY JENNIFER DELIA" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“I LOVED HOW THE ART TOLD IT’S OWN STORY AND HOW THE ACTORS NEVER LEFT THE STAGE ... AND WOW, THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THOSE TWO...” - DAVID HARBOUR

“THEIR CHARISMA AND CHEMISTRY ARE DYNAMITE, THEIR COMEDIC TIMING IS ON-POINT” - BELLES AND REBELLES

SEE THE SHOW THAT AL PACINO CALLS "BEAUTIFUL, WITH VERY CLEAR DIRECTION" 

 

PHOENIX

Presented by Nicholas Jabbour

Written by Scott Organ
Directed by Jennifer DeLia

Featuring Julia Stiles and James Wirt

When Bruce and Sue meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let's never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fuelded by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss. PHOENIX is a one-act dark romantic comedy.

Produced by Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durham, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

July 28 - August 23, Extended August 25 - 28


Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out

2014

Guest Production

Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out
written and performed by Mike Birbiglia

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia tells some stories, takes requests, and welcomes a guest or two for an informal evening of comedy. Do not wear a tux.

July 9, 10 & 11 


A Fable

2014

piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
presents

A FABLE
by David Van Asselt
directed by Daniel Talbott

with Edward Carnevale, Liza Fernandez, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Maxwell Hamilton, Jerry Matz, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Eileen Rivera, Sarah Shaefer, Pamela Shaw, Samantha Soule, Alok Tewari, Sanford Wilson, and Gordon Joseph Weiss

 
May 3 - June 28
 

Ode to Joy

2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents

Ode to Joy 
Written and Directed by Craig Lucas

Featuring: Katheryn Erbe, Arliss Howard, and Roxanna Hope

Ode to Joy tells the story of love, heartbreak, addiction and illness through the eyes of Adele, an audacious painter and her destructive relations with Mala and Bill, her two lovers.

February 12 - April 19

 

Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out

2014

Bull Journey Productions presents

Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out
Written and performed by Mike Birbiglia

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia tells stories, takes requests, and welcomes a guest or two for an informal evening of comedy. Do not wear a tux.

 

 
 

Snow Orchid

2014

Barefoot Theatre Company in association with Cherry Lane Theatre presents

SNOW ORCHID

A  revised version of a play by Joe Pintauro
Directed by Valentina Fratti

About Snow Orchid: Life at home is rattled when a family's patriarch returns from rehab to his fiery Sicilian wife and two sons in this visceral and deeply human play.

Joe Pintauro is the author of numerous plays, including RAFT OF THE MEDUSA, BESIDE HERSELF, BY THE SEA, BY THE SEA, BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA, MEN'S LIVES, HEAVEN AND EARTH and THE DEAD BOY.  He is a resident playwright with Circle Repertory Theatre.  He received the 2005 John Steinbeck Literary Award, along with awards from the O'Neill Playwriting Conference for THE DEAD BOY and SNOW ORCHID. 

Valentina Fratti has directed numerous productions in New York including APARTMENT 3A by Jeff Daniels, TWO BROTHERS at Theater for the New City and THE GREEN MANIFESTO at Minetta Lane, NYCFringe.  

 

 

Hot Fun in the Wintertime

2013

The Cherry Lane Theatre's Late Night Series Presents:

 

Hot Fun in the Wintertime, a late-night show comprised of new comedy and live music. 

 

New blood in an old vein: Hot Fun is serious play, creating a unique social environment, while bringing original comedy to the historic Cherry Lane Theatre.

 

Ages 21 and over

 

What audiences are saying...

 

I just wanted to express what a joy it was to see the youth, energy, exuberance and sheer raw talent of the troupe that produced Hot Fun in the Wintertime.  I came in expecting a showcase of fledgling post-collegiate actors, and ended up experiencing what felt like the makings of an ensemble on the rise - a la The State out of the NYU scene in the 80s/90s.  I've witnessed numerous sketch comedy shows in my time and thought that, for the most part, the writing, performing and overall production was on par with what I've seen at The Groundlings in LA and verging on SNL-quality prospects.  Not all of it worked perfectly - as you would expect - but the irreverence and intelligence of the pieces (even when, admittedly, pushing the envelope taste-wise) made for a truly satisfying whole.  It's great to see young performers who seem to actually have something to say - about culture, politics, stereotypes…life! - but can say it comedically and without a heavy hand.

 

Knowing Cherry Lane's commitment to emerging talent, I hope these young people are given the opportunity to showcase what obviously is a special group of writers/performers and can continue to develop their work at this historic venue. I could see it very quickly becoming a sensation for them (and the theatre).

 

--Larry Morgan 

 

Featuring:

Jon Bass (Book of Mormon)

Kaley Ronayne (Army Wives)

Edmund Donovan (Snow Geese)

 

Performances:

Thursday, December 12th

Friday, December 13th

Saturday, December 14th

 

Thursday, December 19

FridayDecember 20

Saturday December 21

 

All performances start @ 10pm.

 

Tickets are $10 with online reservation. 

$15 at the door. 

 

Tickets on sale soon!


Mentor Project

2013

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Mentor Project 2014 Launch Party

2013

An evening of celebration announcing the artists of Mentor Project 2014

THE HUNTERS by Jen Silverman, mentored by Lynn Nottage

SONNETS ON TAP conceived and directed by Awoye Timpo, mentored by Lisa Peterson

THE RAGGED CLAWS by Lina Patel, mentored by David Henry Hwang

December 4


One Night…

2013

CHERRY LANE THEATRE Angelina Fiordellis, Artistic Director
and RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER David van Asselt, Artistic Director / Brian Long, Managing Director

present
A WORLD PREMIERE

ONE NIGHT…
By Pulitzer Prize-winner CHARLES FULLER
Directed by CLINTON TURNER DAVIS

Featuring
Grantham Coleman, K.K. Moggie, Matthew Montelongo, Cortez Nance Jr., Rutina Wesley 

Set John McDermott Costumes Jessica Jahn Lighting Nicole Pearce Sound Sean O'Halloran Video Gil Sperling Fights UnkleDave's Fight-House Props Starlet Jacobs Stage Manager C. Renee Alexander Assistant Stage Manager Kristin Pfeifer Marketing Walker International Communications Group / Toni Israel Press Representation Richard Kornberg & Associates / Don Summa; Sam Rudy Media Relations / Sam Rudy Graphic Designer Frank "Fraver" Verizzo
Production Stage Manager Eugenia Furneaux

Associate Producer Seri Lawrence Production Assitant Miles Orduna Assistant Set Designer Clifton Chadick  Assistant Video Designer Aaron Gonzales Production Carpenter Janio Marrero Scenic Construction The Ken Larson Co. Production Photographer Sandra Coudert Graham Opening Night Photographer Walter McBride Lighting Equipment The Lighting Syndicate Master Electrician Jay Sterkel Audio Technicians Paul Piekarz, Ien DeNio, Sam Callahan, Jeffory Barton Wardrobe Courtney Irizarry Lighting Programmer Alling Langin Scenic Artists Jessica Orona, Rachael Silverman, Brian Howard Carpenters Cory Asinofsky, Adam Weppler, Joe Galan Casting Director Calleri Casting  Pyromaniac Ted Rathjen

November 6 – December 3

What happens to our servicemen and women when they come home?
Exploring the lingering effects of trauma, injustice, and one woman’s recompense, One Night… takes an unflinching look at what is happening to women in the US Armed Forces when their decision to serve exposes them to an unforeseen battle against their fellow soldiers. One Night... was commissioned by Cherry Lane Theatre.

Theatermania

 “these are the plays that stick with [sic] long after you leave the theater. These are the ones you think about and talk about, the ones that stand a chance of bringing about change.”

“Clinton Turner Davis' understated direction serves as a solid backbone for Fuller's examination of internal turmoil, just as John McDermott's realistically simple set, a barebones hotel room, provides a sturdy backdrop on which Alicia, Horace, and their occasional guests play out the everyday horrors of their lives.”

“If One Night… has a theme beyond providing awareness to American heroes who are getting the short end of the stick, it's the ambiguity of truth.”

New York Times

"Mr. Fuller's play couldn't be more timely."

"Movingly depicted"

NY Theater Now

“‘Why am I a hero if I die, and a nuisance if I live?’ This is the brilliant question Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Charles Fuller asks audiences on behalf of all veterans in his new and disturbing drama One Night…”

“One Night… fights to keep our damaged servicemen and women and their troubles from being swept under the rug of our public consciousness.”

 “riveting performance by its leading actress Rutina Wesley.”

“The ensemble of One Night… is simply tremendous. Rutina Wesley is simply brilliant as the disturbed Alicia G. Taking on the character’s complexities and playing them with ease and believability made me leave the theatre with her work at the forefront of my mind.”

“Both stars of One Night… Wesley and Coleman seem to have bright careers ahead of them, and I can’t wait to see their growth as actors.”

 “Fuller hits the nail on the head and encapsulates the feelings of vets with heartbreaking and poignant lines of dialogue like Horace’s reply to Alicia’s admission that she could never love him.”

Stage and Cinema

...with John McDermott’s authentic-looking set, Nicole Pearce’s evocative lighting and Sean O’Halloran’s sound, the show is an experience–and an intense one at that.”

Curtain Up

 “gripping”

“Wesley's acting is heartwrenching”

“One Night is extremely moving and very intense.”

 “That is what the play One Night offers its audience -- a good, up-close look at what could happen to two individuals whose war in Iraq is over, but whose personal war to expunge their demons has just begun."

5% of ticket proceeds benefit IAVA, the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Learn more and support the Next Greatest Generation at IAVA.org.

Watch an interview with Charles Fuller as he discusses his early years as a playwright, his craft, theater today, and his role as mentor in Cherry Lane's Mentor Project 2010. Click here

 


Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out

2013

Bull Journey Productions presents
Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out
Written and Performed by Mike Birbiglia

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia tells some stories, takes requests, and welcomes a guest or two for an informal evening of comedy. Do not wear a tux.

November 3, 10, and 17

Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission.


CB2 Cult Happy Hour Theater Crawl

2013

An informal alliance between Community Board 2 and our neighborhood’s Culture scene

Residents of Community Board 2 are cordially invited to:

THE SECOND ANNUAL
HAPPY HOUR
THEATRE CRAWL!

Monday, Sept 23rd from 5:30pm-9:30pm

Join CB2 and some of your favorite local arts organizations for this special FREE community event!

A local landmarks expert will guide us through historic Village streets from theatre to theatre. Once the Happy Hour Theatre Crawlers arrive at a venue, we will enjoy 45-minutes of drinks and snacks and get to know the theatre and its artistic leaders. We hope you can attend the entire crawl, but if you can only join for part of it, here is where the crawl will arrive, and when:

  1. HERE (145 6th Ave – entrance on Dominick) – 5:30pm
  2. SOHO PLAYHOUSE (15 Vandam St) – 6:30pm
  3. CHERRY LANE THEATRE (38 Commerce Street) – 7:30pm
  4. NEW OHIO THEATRE (154 Christopher Street) – 8:45pm

Check out www.cb2manhattan.org for info

Cherry Lane's Facility Manager Janio Marrero lets theater crawlers in on a few behind-the-scenes secrets.

 


John Searles - Help for the Haunted

2013

Adriana Trigiani hosts a launch event for a new book:

Help for the Hunted by John Searles
Published by William Morrow/Harper Collins.

Monday, September 16th at 8pm

 


Ashville

2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents

Ashville

Written by Lucy Thurber

Directed by Karen Allen

Featuring George West Carruth, Aubrey Dollar, Andrew Garman, Tasha Lawrence, James McMenamin, Joe Tippett, Mia Vallet

Set Design by John McDermott, Costume Design by Jessica Pabst, Light Design by Matt Richards, Sound Design by Bart Fasbender

Sixteen year-old Celia longs for more than her small Western Massachusetts town, but finds herself trapped in an unhealthy vicious cycle with her alcoholic mother and her burnout boyfriend, Jake. When Jake proposes to her, Celia must decide what she wants from her life – especially as a friendship with a neighbor becomes complicated.

Ashville is part of Lucy Thurber's play cycle THE HILL TOWN PLAYS, being presented as part of the first annual Theater:Village Festival.

August 21 - September 28


Mike Birbiglia: Working It out

2013

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia tells some stories, takes requests, and welcomes a guest or two for an informal evening of comedy. Do not wear a tux. 


Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out

2013

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$70 Double Feature: Rantoul and Die and Colin Quinn Unconstitutional

2013

SEE BOTH AND SAVE!
$70 Double Feature for

RANTOUL AND DIE
and
COLIN QUINN UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Saturdays and Sundays through July 20
Save $27 off regularly priced tickets

Valid for the following performances:

Saturday, July 13
5 PM Colin Quinn Unconstitutional
7 PM Rantoul and Die

Sunday, July 14
2 PM Rantoul and Die
7 PM Colin Quinn Unconstitutional

Saturday, July 20
5 PM Colin Quinn Unconstitutional
7 PM Rantoul and Die

Tickets:
In person or by phone only

Call Ovationtix at 212-352-3101 or
Visit the Cherry Lane Theatre Box Office
at 38 Commerce Street, NYC
and mention “Double Feature”

 

 


Colin Quinn Unconstitutional

2013

Colin Quinn Unconstitutional 

Written and Performed by Colin Quinn

Directed by Rebecca A. Trent

Colin Quinn returns to the stage in UNCONSTITUTIONAL where he tackles 226 years of American Constitutional calamities in 70 Minutes.

“A funny amble through American history. Quinn has always been a little ahead of the curve.” - The New York Times

“Entertaining and a little shocking! Quinn—smoky-voiced, insistent, and florid with funny details—has the air of a barroom sage.” - The New Yorker

“Fast, furious and funny! In Quinn we trust.” - New York Daily News

“Hilarious! Wonderfully riotous!” - The Hollywood Reporter

“70 hilarious minutes of plainspoken wit!” - Broadwayworld.com

“Quinn is pro-funny!”  - Entertainment Weekly

“Fresh, witty and illuminating!” - Theatermania

Critics’ Pick!  - Time Out New York

On May 25th, 1787, fifty-five delegates in wigs and tights sat down to create a country from scratch. In 2013, Colin Quinn offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned.

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Waiting…A Song Cycle

2013

The World's Stage Theatre Company 

presents 
WAITING... A SONG CYCLE 
Music and Lyrics by Bob Kelly and Kelly Pomeroy
 
Performance Schedule: 
Wed. June 26th - 8:00pm 
Thurs. June 27th - 8:00pm 
Fri. June 28th – 8:00pm 
Sat. June 29th – 4:00pm & 8:00pm 
 
About The Production: 
The World's Stage Theatre Company Presents 
WAITING... A SONG CYCLE 
Music and Lyrics by Bob Kelly and Kelly Pomeroy 
 
A new musical about relationships found, relationships lost... what are they waiting for?
Waiting..., a new song cycle written by Bob Kelly and Kelly Pomeroy, follows nine individuals as love is found and lost. The show is told through a series of musical vignettes: an upcoming wedding, flirtation at the workplace, a high school dance, a simple dinner date. Each story is different, but each person must make a decision– to go after what they want, or to just keep waiting.

NYC Premiere OFF-Broadway. Limited Run.

Originally Premiered at the Tenth Street Theatre, Milwaukee WI

“The show briskly cascades through the aspirations and perspirations of people dealing with life out of synch with their passions… The World's Stage ensemble manages some heartfelt performances…” – Russ Bickerstaff, Express Milwaukee 
 
“With outstanding performances and radio-ready hits, The World's Stage Theatre Company's production of Waiting. . . A Song Cycle soars high.” – Third Coast Daily Online Facebook 
 
“…then there’s the show’s music, a score music director Colleen Schmidt described in an interview earlier this week as ‘a little bit Ben Folds, a little bit Jason Robert Brown.’ It’s a comparison that pretty much checks.” – Matthew Reddin, Third Coast Daily
 
About The Company/Unique Collaborative Project: 
The mission of The World's Stage Theatre Company is to inspire, entertain, and delightfully shock our audiences with a broad spectrum of theatrical works. The World’s Stage Theatre’s home base is in Milwaukee, WI.  Since founding in 2009 – we have produced over 16 productions. Past works include, “The McDonagh Festival – A celebration of Martin McDonagh”, “punkplay” by Gregory S. Moss, “The Unseen” by Craig Wright, and “Project: Working Title – A look into the play-writing process”. 
 
One of our goals at The World's Stage Theatre is to build new artistic relationships in the community and beyond.  We are excited to be able to bring the talent from our home-base theatre scene of Milwaukee to the vibrant theatre scene in NYC. Part of our unique mission is to collaborate with and help bring the many theatre communities together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Basilica

2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents

Written by Mando Alvarado
Directed by Jerry Ruiz
Featuring Jake Cannavale, Bernardo Cubria, Rosal Colon, Selenis Leyva, Alfredo Narciso, Yadira Guevara-Prip, and Felix Solis

May 8 - June 22

 


Mentor Project 15th Anniversary Celebration

2013

Featuring Nick Choksi, Elizabeth A. Davis, Ruby Dee, Anton Dudley, Rajiv Joseph, Lisa Ramirez, and 15 years of Mentor Project Alumni

March 4


The Revisionist

2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents

THE REVISIONIST

by Jesse Eisenberg

directed by Kip Fagan

featuring Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave

David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone. His 75-year-old second cousin Maria welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their tenuous relationship develops, she reveals details about her complicated post-war past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family.

February 15 - March 31 EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 27
 


Amandine

2013

Amandine
Written by Winter Miller and Lance Horne
Directed by Josh Hecht
Choreographed by Lorin Latarro

Featuring Gideon Glick, Nathan Lee Graham, Natalie Joy Johnson, Tonya Pinkins and Alexandra Silber

A compelling new musical inspired by the true story of a girl raised in the convent of rural France in the 19th century who dies a man on the streets of Paris. A powerful tale of secret love, courage and humanity.

Running time: 120 minutes, includes a 10 minute intermission Ticket prices include a $1 theatre facility fee.

Brief nudity


Rockaway: a Benefit for Hurricane Sandy

2012

Barefoot Theatre Company, Francisco Solorzano, Producing Artistic Director proudly presents
ROCKAWAY
a reading of new short plays by some of the best emerging and established playwrights in town.  Proceeds for this benefit event will go towards the support of Hurricane Sandy Victims.
December 18 at 2pm at 7pm

FEATURING SHORT PLAYS BY:
Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Israel Horovitz, Jose Rivera, Stephen, Adly Guirgis, Lucy Boyle, Joe Pintauro, Mike Reiss, Frank Pugliese, Kristina Poe, Kristoffer Diaz, Michael Reyes, Cusi Cram, Tyler Fascett, Craig  "muMs" Grant, Jonathan Libman, Jennifer Skura, Mark von Sternberg, Dwayne Yancey, Jason Furlani, Andrea Ciannavei

FEATURING:
Gina Gershon, Annabella Sciorra, Jesse Eisenberg, Mickey Sumner, Will Rogers, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Craig "muMs" Grant, Stephanie Janssen, Francisco Solorzano, Tala Ashe, Victoria Malvagno, Angelina Fiordellisi, Margaret Ladd Kessler, Alfredo Narciso, Danelle Eliav, John Doman, Jennie West, Sol Crespo, Jeremy Brena, Gillian Rougier, Arjun Gupta, Cristina Pitter, Kevin Geer, Andrew McLarty, Andrea Ciannavei, Mickey Ryan, Jay Nickerson, John Harlacher, John Gazzale, Amelia Campbell, Joseph R. Sicari, Michael Colby Jones and more

DIRECTED BY
Molly Marinik, Shira-Lee Shalit, Francisco Solorzano, Rose Bonczek

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Arthur Kriklivy

STAGE MANAGER: Michael Denis

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Molly Keene

LIVE MUSIC:
Aidan Koehler, Daniella Rabbani, Ronit Aranoff, Mika Nishimura, Trevor Exter

ADMISSION: $20
CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE

Highly recommended to RSVP at barefootrsvp@aol.com
with name, contact info, time you'd wish to attent and amount of tickets.

Visit barefootheatrecompany.org

This festival of short plays will be a benefit for Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways via Mike D's (Beastie Boys) project:  http://www.rockawayplatelunch.org/about

2 pm Show

Monologue by Andrea Ciannavei

John Ford's American Dream Juice
by Michael Reyes
with John Harlacher, Jeremy Brena, and Jennie West
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

My Old Man
by Mike Reiss
with Angelina Fiordellisi, Sol Crespo, John Doman, Jeremy Brena, and Jennie West
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Ribbon In the Sky
by Jonathan Marc Sherman
with Will Rogers and Mickey Sumner
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

The Uniform
by Dwayne Yancey
with Jay Nickerson and Andrew Maclarty
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

The Stain
by Krintina Poe
with Gina Gershon and Kevin Geer
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco 

The Fitting
by Frank Pugliese
with Alfredo Narciso and Joseph R. Sicari
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Evreything Else
by Jennifer Skura
with Caitlin Fitzgerald and John Harlacher

Head of a Needle
by Jason Furlani
with Fracisco Solorzano and Danelle Eliav
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Exxon Eats The Odalisque!
by Lucy Boyle
with Angelina Fiordellisi, John Doman, Mickey Sumner, and Andrew Maclarty
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Naughty Secrets
by Mark Von Sternberg
with Tala Ashe and Jeremy Brena
Stage directions: Michaela McPherson

Deep into October
by Dwayne Yancey
with Mickey Ryan and Andrew Maclarty
Stage direction: Bianca Christin Gallifuoco

Jump
by Cusi Cram
with Francisco Solorzano and Danelle Eliav
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Virtual Alex
by Israel Horovitz
with John Doman and Gina Gershon
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Impact
by Jose Rivera
with Alfredo Narciso and Gillian Rougier
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson  

Monologue by Jesse Eisenberg
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

7 PM Show

Monologue by Andrea Ciannavei

Monologue by Craig "muMs" Grant

My Old Man
by Mike Reiss
with Margaret Ladd Kessler, Sol Crespo, John Doman, Jeremy Brena, Jennie West
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Everything Else
by Jennifer Skura
with Danelle Eliav and Craig "muMs"
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Ribbon in the Sky
by Jonathan Marc Sherman
with Jeremy Brena and Mickey Sumner

The Uniform
by Dwayne Yancey
with Jay Nickerson and Andrew Maclarty
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

The Stain
by Kristina Poe
with Gina Gershon and Kevin Geer
Stage direction: MIchaela McPherson

Head of a Needle
by Jason Furlani
with Francisco Solorzano and Danelle Eliav
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Exxon Eats the Odalisque
by Lucy Boyle
with Angelina Fiordellisi, John Doman, Mickey Sumner, and Andrew Maclarty
Stage directions: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Please Leave the Light On
by Jonathan Libman
with Jennie West, Amelia Campbell, Arthur Kirklivy, and Craig "muMs" Grant
Stage directions: Michaela McPherson

Naughty Secrets
by Mark Von Sternberg
with Sol Crespoand Arjun Gupta
Stage directions: Michaela McPherson

Deep into October
by Dwayne Yancey
with Michael Colby Jones and Andrew Maclarty
Stage directions: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Jump
by Cusi Cram
with Francisco Solorzano and Danelle Eliav
Stage directions: Michaela McPherson

Virtual Alex
by Israel Horovitz
with John Doman and Gina Gershon
Stage directions: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Impact
by Jose Rivera 
with John Gazzale and Cristina Pitter
Stage directions: Michaela McPherson

Monologue by Jesse Eisenberg
Stage directions: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco


Making Plays from Dreams

2012

a creative workshop with
Jean-Claude van Itallie
and Josh Adler

December 14-16
Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Jean-Claude van Itallie, master playwright and performer, with director Josh Adler, teaches unique movement and awareness technique to embody plays from dreams. In a warm supportive atmosphere, physically prepared, you'll spontaneously create, making your dreams or story into a short play, even performing it. For writers, actors, and anyone feeling playful.

all proceeds benefit Shantigar Foundation for theatre/meditation/healing.

participatns: $270, observers $180
early bird (sign up by October 30): participants: $245, observers $135


Silent Disco and Benefit for Haiti

2012

Silent Disco and Benefit for Haiti
Thursday, December 13
7-11pm

VibeTribe partners with Silent Events and The Cherry Lane Theatre for a night of revelry and philanthropy. 100% of the proceeds to benefit RESPIRE HAITI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL in Gressier, Haiti (www.respirehaiti.org)

Tickets are $25 and include beverage service and headphones for the SILENT DISCO with beats by FDVM.

Hot off the plane from France, DJ duo FDVM will be spinning all night, lighting a fire in your dancing shoes. http://www.facebook.com/weareFDVM

If you cannot make the event, you can still contribute by donating items from Respire Haiti Christian School's GIFT CATALOG!
http://www.respirehaitigiftcatalog.com/Respire_Haiti_Gift_Catalog/Gift_Catalog_Home_Page.html

DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD. 
Social change begins with the power of WE.

VibeTribe is goods.gatherings.stories. 
We create media content and immersive experiences driven by social responsibility and sustainability. We partner with for-purpose and non-profit organizations to promote collaboration in solving critical issues affecting the global tribe. 

Please help make our first NY Event a success!

This is a 21+ event. 

Dress: represent your funkiest self, put the FUN in FUNdraising


Women’s Words

2012

Harriet Slaughter presents
Women's Words
an evening of Women's Poetry as Expressed by
P.J. Gibson, Carol Hall, Anne Hamilton, Harriet Slaughter, Mira J. Spektor and Gayl Teller
directed by Cara Reichel

Presented as part of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s 30th Anniversary 30 Plays Celebrate 30 Years project. The League's mission is to provide visibility to twomen, and this evening is dedicated to life experiences as viewed throug the lens of women poets.

December 12 at 7pm


Legendary Lives

2012

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the League Of Professional Women

Legendary Lives: Sarah Bernhardt, Edna Ferber, and Hallie Flanagan

Written by Milly Barranger, Julie Gilbert, and Ruth Wolff

Featuring Cynthia Enfield and David Spencer

Shellen Lubin, Creative Consultant
Mari Lynn Henry, Producer

December 11

 


A Summer Day

2012

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents
A Summer Day by Jon Fosse
Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde
Featuring Carlo Alban, Karen Allen, McCaleb Burnett, Maren Bush, Pamela Shaw and Samantha Soule

The visit of an Elderly Friend to an Elderly Woman sparks the memory of the Friend's first visit to the house and the mysterious disappearance of her friend's husband. Fosse's play is a meditation on loss.

October 10 - November 25 (Extended through December 8)

 


Spark

2012

A special Veterans Day reading of the new play Spark by OBIE-award winning playwright Caridad Svich, followed by an expert panel discussion on the experience of women veterans facing trauma and assault while serving.

Produced by Gloria Mann, TECL / Mannatee Films, in collaboration with NoPassport, the cast includes Louis Cancelmi (Blasted, Soho Rep), Marin Ireland (Tony Award nominee, reasons to be pretty), Jocelyn Kuritsky (Woodshed Collective, 13P), and Gloria Mann (Ashes to Ashes, Walkerspace), and Peter Jay Fernandez. Scott Schwartz (Golda’s Balcony) will direct the reading.

Spark centers on a family of sisters in North Carolina, one of whom is a returning veteran from a recent war. Along with hosting the event, after the reading, Tony Award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will participate in a distinguished panel on the role of women in the US military, psychological and physical health for veterans, and the role of art in the healing process.
 
Moderated by Omega Institute program strategist Michael Craft, the panel will also feature one of America’s leading physicians working with military trauma, former Air Force Major Nisha Money MD; acclaimed documentary filmmaker, JulieHera DeStefano, whose new film, Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home, recounts the unprecedented story of women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan; and Gulf War veteran Susan Lynch, Executive Director of There and Back-Again (www.thereandback-again.org), a nonprofit supporting active service-members and providing reintegration support services to combat veterans of all conflicts. The Cherry Lane evening for Spark is sponsored, in part, by Oliver Kita Chocolates and Michael Boris Clothing.

Spark is the third play in Caridad Svich’s American quartet of plays addressing national issues/global concerns that include 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award-winning Guapa and The Way of Water. Spark will receive dozens of readings, including the Cherry Lane Theatre event, across the United States and internationally throughout November 2012. Among the additional national venues that are participating in the national reading scheme are Bristol Riverside Theatre in Pennsylvania, Profile Theatre in Portland, Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, The Playwrights Center of Minneapolis, Theatre Project and Bump in the Road in Baltimore, and Tricklock Theatre in Albuquerque.

November 11


We Are Theatre

2012

WE ARE THEATRE 

A Speak Out Against Sexism in Theatre!

WE ARE THEATRE is an evening of monologues, skits, songs and scenes about sexism in theatre. Works by Anonymous, Tiffany Antone, Brooke Berman, Kate Bornstein, Paula Cizmar, Sarah Duncan, Lauren Ferebee, Mila Golubov, Elizabeth Hess, Yvette Heyliger, Velina Hasu Houston, Penny Jackson, Andrea Lepcio, Marianne McDonald, Irina Merkina, Honor Molloy, Laura Shamas, Caridad Svich, Kathleen Warnock, Sheilah Rae, Theresa Rebeck, Thelma Virata de Castro, Shay Youngblood and Guerrilla Girls On Tour! will be read by New York City based performers.


This one night only event was supported by Women's Project and Productions, the LA Female Playwrights Initiative, Hollaback!, Hedgebrook, Live Girls! Theater, The Queen's Company, New Perspectives Theatre, Judith Shakespeare Company, The Negro Ensemble, Guerrilla Girls Broad Band, Little Black Dress INK, Project Girl, Nashville Dramaturgy Project, Looking for Lilith, Tap It New Works Ensemble Theatre and Gloria Steinem.       

WE ARE THEATRE in the news

 

September 24

All For One Theater Festival

2012

All For One Theater Festival’s 2nd season features ten extraordinary solo shows, including the NYC premiere of Emmy-winner Leslie Jordan's FRUIT FLY and shows directed by  BD Wong, Colman Domingo and Broadway's Lynne Taylor Corbett. We also offer expertly-led workshops and panels for veteran and emerging solo artists. 

September 14 - 30
 


A-paws! A-paws! A Benefit Event for Cherry Lane

2012

A-paws! A-paws!
a unique and inspiring theatrical program, book signing, and reception
to benefit the Cherry Lane Theatre
 
Award-winning set, lighting, and costume designer Lloyd Burlingame,
former chair of the Design Department at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts,
will talk about his career in the theater and life with his two Seeing Eye dogs
 
Then he and his present dog, Kemp, will sign copies of their new book,
Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan: A Love Story,
a funny, fast-paced memoir
 
September 6

Happy Hour Theatre Crawl

2012

Residents & Business Owners of Community Board 2 present
The First Annual Happy Hour Theatre Crawl
 
A local landmarks guided tour through historic Village streets from theatre to theatre, including HERE, Cherry Lane, New Ohio and Rattlestick.
 
September 5

Fringe NYC 2012

2012

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.


From Breast Cancer to Broadway

2012

Cherry Lane Theatre presents
From Breast Cancer to Broadway
a series of ten minute plays written by breast cancer survivors to educate and empower women about their breast health

written by Oni Faida Lampley, Pearl Griffith Eccles, Andrea Lepcio, Bernadette Scruggs, Cordi Stokes

directed by Pat Golden, Leah Gardiner, Heather Cohn, Elizabeth Scruggs, Elizabeth Herron

with Bridgit Evans, Sally Stewart, Patricia Buckley, Lillian Rodriguez, Isaac Loftus, Shyco Amos, Yvette Ganier, Billie Allen, Angelina Fiordellisi, Demise Flemming, Sally Stewart, Janio Marrero, Elizabeth A. Davis, Michael Criscuolo, Richard Brooks

created by Bridgette Wimberly

produced by Cherry Lane THeat

June 22


We Play for the Gods

2012

Women’s Project Theater presents

WE PLAY FOR THE GODS

Written, directed and produced by the 2010-2012 WP Lab

with Annie Golden, Amber Gray, Alexandra Henrikson, Irene Sofia Lucio & Erika Rolfsrud

Scenery by Jennifer Moeller, Costumes by Moria Sine Clinton, Lighting by Scott Bolman & Sound by Stowe Nelson

June 1-23, 2012

The copier coughs. The air conditioner stutters. Your Post-It supply is running low. Don’t dismiss the notion that you may be reckoning with forces divine. In the world premiere production of WE PLAY FOR THE GODS, four women go to work on a seemingly ordinary day only to find that a trickster god has slid through the cracks and cubicles of their office to take them on a journey to the other side of ordinary. Who knows? Today, the same could happen to you.

WP Lab:  Charity Ballard, Alexandra Collier, Elizabeth R. English, Jessi D. Hill, Andrea Kuchlewska, Manda Martin, Dominique Morisseau, Kristen Palmer, Sarah Rasmussen, Mia Rovegno, Melisa Tien, Nicole A. Watson, Stephanie Ybarra and Stefanie Zadravec

WePlayForTheGods.com

Watch rehearsal trailer

Left photo: (L-R) Alexandra Henrikson Erika Rolfsrud and Irene Sofia Lucio
Right photo: (L-R) Annie Golden, Amber Gray, Alexandra Henrikson, Irene Sofia Lucio and Erika Rolfsrud. Photos by Chasi Annexy


Psycho Therapy

2012

Barbara Ligeti and Wishing Well Productions presents

Psycho Therapy
by Frank Strausser
directed by Michael Bush
featuring Alexander Cendese, Jan Leslie Harding, Laurence Lau and Gabrielle Miller

Lily's would-be fiancé Phillip blows off couples therapy and Dorian, her hot young ex-boyfriend, jumps in to fill the void. When the trio ends up on the couch together, only therapist Nancy Winston can untangle the kinks. Frank Strausser's insanely entertaining new comedy opens the door to an unconventional option - couples therapy for three.


Teresa’s Ecstasy

2012

Teresa's Ecstasy
by Begonya Plaza
directed by Will Pomerantz
with original music by Albert Carbonell
featuring Shawn Elliott, Linda Larkin and Begonya Plaza

"Teresa's Ecstasy is a sumptuous comic drama about sex, love and spirituality. A terrific script by Begonya Plaza. Shawn Elliott gives a stunning performance. Linda Larkin sparkles."--Guerra, New York Daily News

"Well written, touching and funny. Shawn Elliott is outstanding. Will Pomerantz ably directs." --Farrar, Associated Press
 

In Teresa's Ecstasy Carlotta's return to Barcelona has two purposes. It's a stopover on the way to Avila, where she is researching an article on St. Teresa, a 16th century nun. It's also to serve her husband Andres with divorce papers. Over a sumptuous lunch of wine and gazpacho, Andres fights to rekindle their relationship. But Carlotta is on a quest for the divine, and in the process of discovering the mystical Teresa's Ecstasy, she discovers herself.


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Psycho Therapy

2012

Mindful Media presents

PSYCHO THERAPY

Featuring Angelica Page, Jeffrey Carlson, Laurence Lau, and Jan Leslie Harding

Lily's financee Phillip blows off couples therapy and Dorian, her hot young ex-boyfriend, jumps in to fill the void. When the trio ends up on the couch together, only therapist Nancy Winston can untangle the kinks. Frank Strausser's insanely entertaining new comedy opens the door to a new option - couples therapy for three.

Running time: 90 minutes


Beyond Therapy

2011

BEYOND THERAPY
by Christopher Durang

a special celebrity reading to benefit PS3

featuring Matthew Broderick, Marisa Tomei, Mario Cantone, Louis C.K., Parker Posey, Mike Daisey, and Frank Whaley

Monday, December 19 at 7pm

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Asuncion

2011

by Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Kip Fagan

featuring Remy Auberjonois, Justin Bartha, Jesse Eisenberg, Camille Mana

presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

October 12th - December 18th

Tuesday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm

In Asuncion, Edgar and Vinny are not racists. In fact, Edgar maintains a blog condemning American imperialism and Vinny is three-quarters into a PhD in Black Studies. When a young Filipina woman named Asuncion becomes their new roommate, the pair have a perfect opportunity to demonstrate how open minded they truly are. This hilarious and heartbreaking new play explores the complicated ways we exploit culture and politics for our own needs.


Charles Winn Speaks

2011

"It's an American dream gone wrong, the aggressive yet tender and appealing businessman... (the excellent Christopher Kipiniak)... left with everything but the girl."

- Backstage

Set against the backdrop of the current financial crisis, Charles Winn Speaks by C.S. Hanson follows a lovesick stockbroker as he struggles to find … and keep the woman of his dreams. Juggling the economy, love affairs and his pursuit of the American Dream might just turn out to be more than he can handle!

September 17 - October 1
Wednesday - Saturday @ 7pm, Sunday @ 3pm

Presented by Living Image Arts. More info at livingimagearts.org


After Paradise

2011

a monoplay remembering September 11th
with Will Swenson
directed by Damien Gray
music by Peter Lurye

Sunday, September 11th at 2pm

AFTER PARADISE is a two-act monoplay combining two texts written ten years apart.
The first piece, 3 Weeks after Paradise, was written in 2001 shortly after the attacks on
the Twin Towers and details the experience of the playwright’s family in downtown New
York on that morning and in the immediate aftermath. The play was filmed in 2002 and
aired repeatedly on the Bravo network, winning several awards. The second piece, 10
Years after Paradise, was written during the past year and centers on the effects of 9/11
on the world today.

 


Crane Story

2011

Presented by Playwrights Realm

Inspired by the Japanese legend of the Crane Wife, Jen Silverman’s odyssey unfolds in the space between two worlds as Cassis embarks on a quest to save her brother’s ghost. Crane Story interweaves puppetry, music, and ancient folklore to tell an imaginative, haunting (and humorous) story that will captivate the hearts of audiences and never let go.

September 6 - October 1


Naked in a Fishbowl

2011

Naked in a Fishbowl is an outrageous weekly sitcom that chronicles the hilarious and startling honesty between six friends in New York City.

Fully improvised and filmed live, each episode delivers "knockout" performances that WCBS calls "Smart, honest, and definitely fearless."


Manipulation

2011

MANIPULATION
Written By Victoria E. Calderon
Directed by Will Pomerantz
Scenic Design by Bill Stabile
Costume Design by Alejo Vietti 
Lighting Design by Kirk Bookman
Starring Robert Bogue, John-Patrick Driscoll, Gabriel Furman, Jeremy Stiles Holm,
Brendan McHahon, Elizabeth Norment, Saundra Santiago, Rafi Silver, Marina Squerciati,
Michele Vazquez


Teeth of the Sons

2011

by Joseph Sousa

directed by Nicole Haran

 

with  Will Allen, Casandera M.J. Lollar, Shayna Padovano,

Joseph Sousa, and Donald P. Flores

Jacob, played by Sousa, is the younger of two Jewish brothers. Jacob looks after the family house, studying Torah and being pursued by all the families at temple with girls of a marriagble age. His older brother is the family fuck-up, or so we are shown throughout the character’s familial interactions. It turns out that Sam, who has a habit of disappearing on his family for extended periods of time, has re-connected with the boys’ estranged father and his side of the family – who are Greek Orthadox. Meanwhile, Sam’s fallen for – and knocked up – a Polish girl, and now they want Jacob to let them stay for a while.

May 24 - June 22


A Perfect Future

2011

a new play by David Hay
directed by Wilson Milam
with Donna Bullock, Scott Drummond, Daniel Oreskes, and Michael T. Weiss
Produced by Andy Sandberg, Whitney Hoagland Edwards, and Neal-Rose Creations


Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

2010

featuring Soledad Barrio and guest artists Juan Ogalla and Antonio Jimenez; cantaores: Emilio Florido, Manuel Gago, and Miguel Rosendo; guitarristas: Salva de Maria and Eugenio Iglesias
lighting design by S. Benjamin Farrar; Christopher Thielking, Technical Director; Maria de la O Rodriguez Fernandez, production manager; Michelle Coe, company administrator

presented by Martin Santangelo, Artistic Director and Producer of Noche Flamenca


Imagining Heschel

2010

by Colin Greer
directed by Larry Moss
staged reading with Richard Dreyfuss and Rinde Eckert
lighting Design by Jake Platt; Jonathon Goldman, production supervisor/production stage manager; Kathleen E.G. Munroe, assistant stage manager; Noelle Ghoussaini, assistant director and company manager
presented by The Culture Project

November 4 - 28


Nunsense

2010

25th Anniversary Revival

written and directed by Dan Goggin
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
with Bonnie Lee, Bambi Jones, Maria Montana, Jeanne Tinker, and Stephanie Wahl
musical Staging by Teri Gibson; musical direction by Leo P. Carusone; set design by Barry Axtell; lighting design by Paul Miller; production Stage Management by J.P Elins

This revival of Nunsense, which was originally produced at Cherry Lane in 1985, was presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Heritage Series.

Nominated for the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical Revival.


From Breast Cancer to Broadway

2009

Standing Ovation: Telling Our Stories As We Fight Breast Cancer 

an evening of short plays:

Soc it to Me by Phyllis Goldberg
directed by Pat Golden, with George Tynan Crowley, Nate Faust, and J. J. Perez

Cancer Notes by Jackie Richards
directed by Billie Allen, with Lynn Whitfield and Roscoe Orman

Excerpt from In This Life Together by Ruby Dee
directed and performed by Billie Allen

The Joy of Life by Pearl Griffith-Eccles
directed by Chuck Paterson, with Marjorie Johnson, Bobbi Owens, Hechter Ubarry,
and Kate Mailer

Glass by Bridgette A. Wimberly
directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke, with Stephanie Berry

I Luv Valentine’s Day by Carolyn Smith
directed by Nicole Watson, with Marjorie Johnson, Bobbi Owens, Peter Jay Fernandez, Charles Barboza, and Michael Micalizzi

The Blind Eyes Wanted to See by Valerie P. de Beaufort-d’Aubigne
directed by Bridgette A. Wimberly, with Elizabeth Davis, Lelund Durond Thompson, Amanda Duffy. Joshua John McKay, and Francois d'Aubigne

Identification by Kate Mailer
directed by Chuck Paterson, with Performed by Kate Mailer

Sorry Ain’t Enough by Daisy I. Dumas-Featherstone
directed by Stephanie Berry, with Marjorie Johnson, J.J. Perez, Denise Lock, Thyais Walsh, Bobbie Owens, and Nate Faust

Excerpt from In This Life Together by Ruby Dee
directed and performed by Billie Allen

Surviving Cancer and Crazy People by Bernadette M. Scruggs
directed by Pat Golden, with Rosalyn Coleman and Susan Brown

presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


Pinkalicious, The Musical

2009

book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann
music, lyrics and orchestration by John Gregor
directed by Teresa K. Pond
with Bridget Riley, Cara Fish, Jonny Beauchamp, Melanie Dusel, Jonathan Bauchman, Kyla Schoer, and Molly Gilman
choreography by Dax Valdes; Musical Director, Jad Bernardo; with original direction by Suzu McConnell-Wood
produced by Vital Theatre Company


The Lady with All the Answers

2009

by David Rambo
with Judith Ivey
directed by BJ Jones
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
set design by Neil Patel; costume design by Martin Pakledinaz; lighting design by Nicole Pearce; sound design by Kevin O’Donnell; wig design by Paul Huntley; stage management by Paige van den Burg

Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance: Judith Ivey

Lucille Lortel Award Nomination for Outstanding Solo Show

Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance: Judith Ivey

Opened October 14; closed December 6


Oliver Parker!

2009

by Elizabeth Meriwether
directed by Evan Cabnet
with Johanna Day, John Larroquette, Monica Raymund, and Michael Zegen
produced by stageFARM


Motherlodge Presents The Saints Tour

2009

a walking tour of the West Village with Meal and Music
conceived and written by Molly Rice
directed by Rachel Chavkin
with Taylor Mac and Nick Lerangis. Assistant direction by Knud Adams, production stage management by Stephen Ellis

presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


What of the Night?

2009

four one-acts presented as part of The 2010 New York Fornés Festival
by Maria Irene Fornés

Nadine directed by Jaquelyn Landgraf
with Zuleyna Guevara, Ronald Alexander Peet, Rik Walter, Desiree Burch, Tracy Podell, and Stephanie Hsu; Jeri Silverman; Guitarist

Springtime directed by Kay Matschullat
with Anna Fikhman, Massiel Delgadillo, and Liam Nelligan

Lust directed by Felipe J. Gorostiza
with Walter Krochmal, Gilbert Gruz, Monica Steuer, Mateo Gomez, Elizabeth Acosta, and Ryan Thibeault

Hunger Directed by Mayra Ferrer
with Jack R. Marks, Eve Packer, Ralph Pochoda, Adriana Sonones, and Kaitlin M. Goff.
Ashley L. Fields, Stage Directions for all four plays
festival presented by INTAR; Gwendolyn Alker, Curator.

presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


Tango Palace & Dr. Kheal

2009

Presented as part of The 2010 New York Fornés Festival.
by Maria Irene Fornés
directed by Gisela Cardenas

Tango Palace performed by Arjun Gupta and T. Ryder Smith. Dr Kheal performed by Rocco Sisto; Christian Pineda, Stage Directions.

festival presented by INTAR; Gwendolyn Alker, Curator.

presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


Swan Day 2010

2009

Towards a New WPA: Supporting Woman Artists Now

a play reading and panel discussion: “Mixed Relief,” a one-act play by NewShoe Theatre members Suzanne Bennett, Jill Campbell, Marya Cohn, Dana Leslie Goldstein, Michele Aldin Kushner, and Andrea Lepcio, with Elyse Mirto, Lynn Cohen, Lizan Mitchell, Judith Hawking, Black Eyed Susan, Melanie Nicholls-King, Toks Olagundoye, and Peter Reznikoff, directed by Teresa K. Pond. Lauren Rosen, Sound & Audio Design; Rebecca Snead, Harmonica Player; Annie Deardorff, Stage Manager. WomenArts panel discussion, “Towards a New WPA,” with leading feminist arts activists Martha Richards, Elizabeth A. Sackler, Carol Jenkins, and Arlene Goldbard

Produced by WomenArts in collaboration with NewShoe Theatre Group and the League of Professional Theatre Women

Presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


Extinction

2009

by Gabe McKinley
directed by Wayne Kasserman
with James Roday, Michael Weston, Amanda Detmer, and Stefanie E. Frame
produced by Red Dog Squadron


The Amish Project

2009

written and performed by Jessica Dickey
directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde

Scenic and costume design by Lauren Helpern; lighting design by Nicole Pearce; sound design by Jill BC Du Boff

Staged as a work in progress

Opened January 10; closed February 1

 


Low Down Dirty Blues

2008

a new musical by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman
with Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Deborah Blackwell-Cook, Gregory Porter, Mississippi Charles Bevel, and Terrence Riggins
musicians: Dan Wheetman, Calvin Jones, and Mark Alexander
BJ Jones, Artistic Director, Northlight Theatre

presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


Fault Lines

2008

by Stephen Belber
directed by David Schwimmer
with Josh Lucas, Noah Emmerich, Dominic Fumusa, and Jennifer Mudge
presented by Naked Angels


The American Dream & The Sandbox

2008

written and directed by Edward Albee
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
with Judith Ivey, George Bartenieff, Lois Markle, Harmon Walsh, Jesse Williams and Daniel Shevlin (Kate Mulgrew replaced Judith Ivey during the production’s extension from Aprill 22 through May 3.)
set design by Neil Patel, costume design by Carrie Robbins, lighting design by Nicole Pearce, music by William Flanagan, sound by Arielle Edwards

This production of The American Dream & The Sandbox was presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Heritage Series. Both plays were originally produced at Cherry Lane Theatre in 1961 and 1962 respectively, as part of Albarwild, a collaboration between Edward Albee and producers Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder.

Filmed by PBS’ American Masters and Lincoln Center Library


The Unseen

2008

by Craig Wright
with Thomas Ward, Steven Pounders and Stan Denman
directed by Lisa Denman
presented by American Actors Company


Telephone

2008

by Arianna Reines
directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
produced by Amy Kaissar, presented by The Foundry Theatre
with Matthew Dellapina, Gibson Frazier and Birgit Huppuch


Hoodoo Love

2007

by Katori Hall
directed by Lucie Tiberghien
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
mentored by Lynn Nottage
with Angela Lewis, Kevin Mambo, Marjorie Johnson and Keith Davis
set design by Robin Vest, costume design by Rebecca Bernstein, lighting design by Pat Dignan, sound and original music by Daniel Baker and the Broken Chord Collective
David Debesse, fight director

casting Hopkins, Smith & Barden, Pamela Perrell, press Art Meets Commerce, marketing Walker International Communications Group,adver

Hoodoo Love was originally developed with Lynn Nottage in Cherry Lane Mentor Project 2006

AUDELCO Winner for Lead Actress: Marjorie Johnson

3 AUDELCO Nominations, including the August Wilson Playwright Award


Cherry Jubilee Celebrates Mentor Project’s Tenth Anniversary

2007

A gala celebration of Cherry Lane’s rich heritage as New York City’s longest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre and its role in the future of American theatre honoring Harold Prince, O. Aldon James, Jr., Lynn Nottage and Tamara Tunie
co-hosted by Harry Smith, Dana Tyler and Adriana Trigiani
with performances by Halley Feiffer, Leah C. Gardiner, Theresa Rebeck, and Alfred Uhry

October 1st


New York International Fringe Festival

2007

produced by The Present Company

The Mercy Swing by Lane Bernes
An Air Balloon Across Antarctica by Darragh Martin
Lucid by Jordan Smedberg
Out of My Mind by Marvin Novogrodskit and Doug Vogel
Madonna and Child and Other Divas by Tom Johnson
Lost! How a Certain TV Mega-Hunk Stole My Identity by Josh Halloway
Asking for It by Joanna Rush
Joan of Arppo by Gardi Hutter
Roxy Font by Liza Lentini
Earth’s Vacation by Maura Kelley

opened August 10; closed August 25


Phallacy

2007

by Carl Djerassi
directed by Elena Araoz
with Lisa Harrow, Simon Jones, Vince Nappo, and Carrie Heitman
presented by Redshift Productions

opened May 15


Fugue

2007

by Lee Thuna
directed by Judith Ivey
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre with Roger Alan Gindi
with Ari Butler, Charlotte Booker, Lily Corvo, Liam Craig, Deirdre O’Connell Danielle Skraastad, Rick Stear and Catherine Woolf
set by Neil Patel, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht, lighting design by Pat Dignan, sound design by T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Casella, music by Stanley Silverman

produced by Cherry Lane Theatre with Roger Alan Gindi, General Manager
March 13 - April 22


Dutchman

2007

Presentedy by Cherry Lane Theatre.

DUTCHMAN
by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
directed by Bill Duke
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
with Dulé Hill and Jennifer Mudge and special appearance by Paul Benjamin
set by Troy Hourie, costumes by Rebecca Bernstein, lighting by Jeff Croiter, sound by Drew Levy and Tony Smolenski, video by Aaron Rhyne
post performance discussions with Amiri Baraka
filmed by Lincoln Center Library

Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play: Jennifer Mudge

4th Annual Seldes-Kanin Fellowship: Jennifer Mudge

This production of Dutchman, which premiered at Cherry Lane in 1964, was presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Heritage Series.

Jan 22 - Feb 24

CHERRY LANE THEATRE ARTIST FORUM

with Billie Allen, Amiri Baraka, Paul Benjamin, Michael Bradford, Ed Bullins, Kia Corthron, Bill Duke, Katori Hall, Dulé Hill, Woodie King Jr., Nilaja Sun and Bridgette Wimberly
filmed by Lincoln Center Library

Jan 30, following performance of DUTCHMAN


Bhutan

2006

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

BHUTAN
by Daisy Foote
directed by Evan Yionoulis
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre in association with New York Stage and Film
with Tasha Lawrence, Sarah Lord, Amy Redford and Jedadiah Schultz
set design by Laura Hyman
costume design by Rebecca Bernstein
light design by Pat Dignan
sound design by Bart Fasbender

Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Playwriting Award Nomination: Daisy Foote

Bhutan was originally developed in Cherry Lane's Celebrating Women Playwrights Program in October 2005.

Oct 29 - Dec 9

DIRECT WOMEN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
following selected performances of Bhutan
Giovanna Sardelli, director
Merle Kailas, executive director, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
Billie Allen, director
Anne Kaufman, director
December 5

Erica Schmidt, director
Martha Banta, director
Lucie Tiberghien, director
Maria Mileaf, director
Nora Peck, president, Leapfrog in America
November 28

Joan Micklin Silver, director
Melissa Kievman, director
Lucie Tiberghien, director
Donna Walker-Kuhne. president, Walker International Communications Group
November 21

Pam Berlin, director
Tisa Chang, Artistic/Producing Director, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Janine Nina Trevins, Co-founder, Artistic Director TADA!
Roberta Levitow, Director and Co-founder, Theatre Without Borders
Joan Vail Thorne director and dramatist
November 14

Mary B. Robinson, director
Suzanne Agins director
Pat Cruz, Executive Director, Harlem Stage / Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
Leah C. Gardiner, director
Robin Bell-Stevens CEO & Executive Director, Jazzmobile, Inc.
November 7

Evan Yionoulis, director
Daisy Foote, playwright
Elizabeth Timperman, Executive Producer, NY Stage & Film
October 24


On the Line

2006

by Joe Roland
with David Prete, Joe Roland, John Zibell
Directed by Peter Sampieri
Produced by Mike Nichols, Jill Furman, Boyett Ostar Productions
Set Design by Michael McGarty
Costume Design by Robin L. McGee
Lighting Design by Brian J. Lilienthal
Sound Design by Peter Hurowitz
Press Representation Pete Sanders Group
General Management 101 Productions, LTD.
Stage Manager Jennifer Rogers
Technical Supervisor Aurora Productions, Inc.

Arpil 4th-23rd


Gala: Act II, the New Cherry Lane

2006

Directed by Angelina Fiordellisi

Honorees Edward Albee, David Henry Hwang, John Breglio, and the Honorable Christine C. Quinn for their outstanding support of the arts in New York City and emerging playwrights. 

Festivities included Robby Benson and Karla DeVito singing from Pirates of Penzance, Dulé Hill reading from Dutchman, Kelley O’Connor singing an aria from Ainadamar, and F. Murray Abraham, Judith Ivey and Elizabeth Wilson reading from The American Dream.

Lighting Designer: Brian Lilienthal
Stage Manager: John Handy
House Manager: Mary Geerlof

April 3rd


Slag Heap

2005

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre

SLAG HEAP
by Anton Dudley
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
with Brienan Nequa Bryant, Alexander Flores, Vincent Kartheiser, Polly Lee, Maggie Moore, Janelle Anne Robinson
directed by Michael Morris
set design by Michael Brown, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Bart Fasbender, fight direction Rick Sordelet, dialect coach Stephen Gabis, casting Judy Henderson CSA, press Keith Sherman & Associates, marketing Walker International Communications Group, stage Manager Kate Hefel

World Premiere.

Slag Heap was first developed with Ed Bullins in Cherry Lane Mentor Project 2003.

Apr 13 - May 7


Gala: A Salute to 80 Years

2005

A gala celebration of Cherry Lane's rich heritage as New York City's longest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre and its role in the future of American theatre.

April 3rd


Eve-olution

2004

by Hillary Illick and Jennifer Krier
with Sabrina Le Beauf and Carolyn McCormick
directed by Carolyn Cantor
produced by Mari Nakachi, Lucy Anda, and Meg Staunton


Miss Julie

2004

by August Strindberg
translated by Truda Stockenström
with Mimi Bilinkski, Michael Aranov, and Opal Alladin
directed by Scott Schwartz
produced by Beowulf Borrit and Jessica Niebanck, and a sponsored project of the
adobe theatre company


Open Heart

2004

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre

OPEN HEART
by Robby Benson
directed by Matt Williams
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
performed by Robby Benson, Karla DeVito, and Stan Brown
musical direction by Kevin Farrell
choreography by Luis Perez
set design by Michael Brown
costume design by Ann Hould-Ward
lighting design by Ken Billington
sound design by Aural Fixation
media design by Batwin & Robin Productions

Mar 17 - Apr 25


Women on Fire

2003

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre

WOMEN ON FIRE
by Irene O'Garden
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
performed Judith Ivey
directed by Mary B. Robinson
set and costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Pat Dignan, sound design by Bart Fasbender, prop design by Faye Armon

Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Solo Show

Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance

The Dramatist Guild Fund's annual Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award, given "to the actress selected by the Fund for outstanding achievement in the legitimate theatre."

Oct 14 - 25


Kiki and Herb: Coup de Theatre

2003

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

KIKI AND HERB: COUP DE THEATRE
created and performed by Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman
directed by Scott Elliott
produced by Westbeth Entertainment and Steven M. Levy
set by Derek McLane
costumes by Marc Happel
lighting by Jason Lyons
sound design by Ken Travis

Drama League Nomination for Distinguished Performance

May 7 - Oct 4


It Just Catches

2003

adapted from stories by Ernest Hemingway
by Carol Hemingway with the songs of Cole Porter
directed by Ed Hastings
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre and MODA Entertainment;
consulting producer Carolyn Rossi Copeland
starring David Ackroyd, Ann Crumb, Marsh Hanson
Ryan Shively, Daniel Freedom Stewart, Jessica D. Turner
sets by Riccardo Hernandez
costumes by David C. Woolard
lighting by Duane Schuler


Happy Days

2002

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

HAPPY DAYS
by Samuel Beckett
directed by Joseph Chaikin
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
starring Joyce Aaron and Ron Faber
set design by Riccardo Hernandez
costume design by Katherine Roth
lighting design by Beverly Emmons

This 41st Anniversary Revival of Happy Days was the first production under Cherry Lane auspices.

Sep 29 - Oct 24


21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com

2002

written and performed by Mike Daisey
directed by Jean-Michelle Gregory
produced by David J. Foster, Martian Entertainment and Peter Cane
scenic design by Louisa Thompson
lighting by Russell H. Champa


Havana is Waiting

2001

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

HAVANA IS WAITING
by Eduardo Machado
directed by Michael Garces
with Bruce MacVittie, Ed Vassallo, Felix Solis, and Richard Marquez on percussion
produced by Angelina Fiordellisi, Barbara Ligeti, Annette Tapert and Cherry Lane Theatre Company
sets by Troy Hourie
costumes by Elizabeth Hope Clancy
lights by Kirk Bookman
sound by David M. Lawson

Human Festival finalist

Filmed by Lincoln Center Library

Oct 24 - Nov 25


Saint Lucy’s Eyes

2001

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

SAINT LUCY'S EYES
by Bridgette Wimberly
directed by Billie Allen
with Ruby Dee, Willis Burks II, Toks Olagundoye, and Sally A. Stewart
produced by Angelina Fiordellisi, Barbara Ligeti, and Cherry Lane Theatre Company
sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Alvin B. Perry, lights by Jane Reisman, original Music/Sound by Michael Wimberly

Originally developed with Wendy Wasserstein in Cherry Lane’s inaugural season of Mentor Project

Winner three AUDELCO Awards

Filmed by Lincoln Center Library

July 12 - Sep 2


75th Anniversary Benefit

2000

directed by Eduardo Machado
with Lewis Black, Tyne Daly, Semina DeLaurentis, Micki Grant, Judith Ivey, Heather MacRae, Richard Maltby, Jr., Rue McClanahan, Don Scardino, Mark Setlock, David Shire, Dolores Sutton and Barbara Walsh

Event held on March 13th