A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), announces an initiative to create programs to specifically serve not-for-profit theater companies emerging from shutdown. With the goal to help restore the theater community in New York and beyond, TRU will host a follow-up to last month’s Town Hall Open Discussion: What Producing Companies Need to Start Producing Again (Part 2) on Thursday September 23rd, meet-and-greet at 5:30pm and the discussion starting at 6:00pm eastern time. All not-for-profit and fiscally sponsored companies in New York and beyond will be welcome and encouraged to participate for free, but please register at https://truonline.org/events/town-hall-2/ in order to be sent the Zoom link. visit www.truonline.org.
JACK (Founder / Co-Director Alec Duffy, Co-Director Jordana De La Cruz) is proud to present Best Life by New Dramatist resident playwright Melisa Tien. Directed by Susanna Jaramillo, Best Life is an alarming dark comedy that centers on two women trying to bridge their racial and economic differences. Best Life runs October 21 – November 6, 2021, at JACK (20 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn) with a press opening on October 23. Tickets are now on sale at jackny.org.
On Monday, September 20, President Bill Clinton attended a reading of Waiting for Lefty at the famed Neighborhood Playhouse for an event to celebrate Sanford Meisner, who first directed the play on Broadway, and the return of in-person classes and the completion of the Phase One building renovation. His nephew, Tyler Clinton, is a recent graduate from The Neighborhood Playhouse and other alumni included Ian Duff, Cruz Cordero, Allison Mackie, Matt McCoy, Tom Stewart and Christina Toth, to name a few. Photo by Tricia Baron
The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction returns in person on Sunday, October 3. Celebrate the theater community by searching for great flea market finds at show tables from Aladdin, Hamilton and more. Make your early bids now on more than 135 silent auction lots of unique theatrical treasures you won’t find anywhere else. How about a Funny Girl souvenir program signed by Barbra Streisand? Or a set of charcoal sketches drawn onstage and signed by Jake Gyllenhaal during Sunday in the Park with George?
The live auction, always the capstone to the in-person celebration, will take place at 5 pm Eastern in the Times Square pedestrian plaza between 45th and 46th Streets. The first lots are now open for bidding and include virtual meet-and-greets with Broadway’s biggest stars and producers.
The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC) announces its original theatrical experience, Sleep No More, returning this winter with performances starting on Monday, February 14, 2022. Presented by Emursive, Punchdrunk UK’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique.