Thursday, September 14, 2006

Onion Love

Matt Love, the Drama Book Shop's Manager-Extraordinaire, got his first gig writing for "The Onion," a well-known nationwide satirical newspaper with a legitimate arts & culture section called "The A.V. Club." He put together a Fall Theatre Season Preview -- the first of its kind for this publication -- to appear in the New York print edition on September 14th. (If you live in another state, we'll have to send you a copy.)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Play of the Week, August 29, 2006

Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets

If you've got no plans for waiting in line overnight this summer to see Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, perhaps you'll wait for a different piece of didactic catharsis. Waiting for Lefty is the moving, politically-charged drama that made Clifford Odets the darling of the Group Theatre. It's a pithy one-act containing some brilliantly written scenes that will break your heart and send you running into Wal-Mart screaming, " STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE!"


Waiting for Lefty Acting Edition: $7.50

Musical Festival 2006 is the place to go for news about the NY Musical Theatre Festival (September 10-October1) and Browadway Bullet is the place to go to listen to the songs from the festival.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Let's Get Regional

Yes, its out and we have it: The Regional Theatre Directory 2006-2007. The national guide to employment in regional and dinner theatres for performers (Equity and non-Equity), designers, technicians, ect., with internships in regional and dinner theatres across the country. If the link isn't working, call us at 800 322-0595.

'round the Fringe

August 26, 2006, in the NY Times, a little more about the 10th annual New York International Fringe Festival, which featured a very well received production The Deepest Play Ever with the bookshop’s own Jesica Avellone and our friends: Collaboration Town.

[TheaterMania has an excellent roundup of the Festival]

-- Posted by Allen L. Hubby

Second SubUrbia

On August 27, 2006, an interesting story the NY Times about the upcoming (and apparently much-changed) production of Eric Bogosian’s SubUrbia at the Second Stage Theatre. --AH

The Deepest Encore Ever

If you are an evening visitor to the bookshop, you may have come upon members of Collaboration Town (and the Drama Book Shop's own Jesica Avellone) meeting in the mezzanine "lounge." I've not met a more dedicated (or charming) group of young thespians. Well, it seems their many hours of hard work and 'collaboration' are receiveing some recognition. It is with great delight that we pass on the following:

From "In 16 days even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a small fraction of the 200 plus offerings at the annual New York International Fringe Festival.

Now theatre lovers can get a second chance at seeing some of the Festival's favorite shows at the FringeNYC Encore Series!"

The Deepest Play Ever: The Catharsis of Pathos Writer: Geoffrey Decas, Music and additional lyrics by Michael Wells/ Director: Ryan Purcell / Choreographer: Boo Killebrew.

An unrivaled masterpiece of post-post-apocalyptic genius. Antiheroine, Mother LaMadre, bulldozes her wagon through the Fifth World War and navigates all the pitfalls of self-important Epic Theatre: puppets, singing, dancing, zombie battles, and actors trying to out-Brecht each other. Move over Meryl! Winner: Outstanding Playwrighting. Sept 9 at 4pm and 930pm, Sept 11 at 8:30pm, Sept 17 at 930pm. 14th Street Y.