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The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation
Honors The Best And Brightest Of Off-Off Broadway
Lisa Ramirez’ play To The Bone was one of the best — probably THE best — new play I saw all season but at the time I felt it was not receiving the attention it deserved. Now she has received a 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright Award and I’m thrilled for her to have this recognition and tremendously deserved award. Click on the live link for more on the award, and see there also other playwrights who have been honored. Click here for Let’s Talk Off-Broadway’s review of Lisa Ramirez’ To The Bone.
Now and then things come out right!
Congratulations to Lisa Ramirez!
… one of New York’s favorite theaters …
The fountains that ran along the front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, though they still looked beautiful and continued to toss their refreshing waters, had severe internal problems in the pipes and plumbing. Museum Trustee David H. Koch expressed willingness to pay for repairs, an offer that morphed into a total re-design of the public spaces, four blocks long, that span the front of the museum, including removing the old fountains and installing new ones. We were told at the ceremony dedicating the new plaza that Mr. Koch said “Why don’t I pay for everything including the extras?” and he did at a cost of $65 million.
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Contact: Ron Lasko at email@example.com or 212-505-1700 x. 11
Nearly 2 Dozen Festival Favorites Get Extensions at
FringeNYC ENCORE SERIES
September 4 – October 5 at Baruch Performing Arts Center & SoHo Playhouse
In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the
over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its
10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers
another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most
crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival.
For Immediate Release Contact: Ron Lasko @ 212-505-1700 x. 11, firstname.lastname@example.org FringeNYC 2014 Announces Overall Excellence Award Winners August 25, 2014 -- Winners of the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at The Cutting Room in New York. As selected by an independent panel of over 30 theater professionals, the winners are as follows: Overall Play: Absolutely Filthy The Three Faces of Dr. Crippen This is Where We Live Overall Musical: Jump Man: A Mario Musical King of Kong Urban Momfare Acting: Janet Prince - Murder Margaret & Me Stephen Wallem - Bedroom Secrets Gwendolyn Kelso - Interior: Panic Brendan Hunt - Absolutely Filthy Playwrighting: Briandaniel Oglesby - Halfway, Nebraska Catherine Yu - The Sun Experiment Sara Cooper - Things I Left on Long Island Daniel McCabe - The Flood Jacob Marx Rice - Chemistry Solo Performance: Gary Busey's Hamlet Hoaxocaust Magical Negro Speaks No Static at All The Mushroom Cure Music & Lyrics Composition: Elliah Helfetz - Dust Can't Kill Me Ensemble: The List No One Asked Me Freaks: A Legend About Growing Up Vestments of the Gods The 8th Fold Costumes: Ashley Soliman - Fatty Fatty No Friends Directing: Bronwen Carson - April's Fool Gregory Kowalski - Crave TheaterMania Audience Favorite: Absolutely Filthy FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. In 1997, New York became the seventh U.S. city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent, prompting Switzerland's daily, New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.” FringeNYC has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt & Ben, Never Swim Alone, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, Brandon Teena, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, 21 Dog Years, Bash'd, The Irish Curse, Jurassic Parq, The Fartiste, Silence! The Musical and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche; movies including WTC View and Armless; and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC alumni include Bradley Cooper, Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, CNN's Inside Man), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Brooke Elliott (Drop Dead Diva), Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin), W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), Dan O'Brien (NBC's Whitney), and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), among countless other success stories. The 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival will run August 7 - 23, 2015 and will once again feature nearly 200 of the worlds best emerging theater and dance artists. Applications for the 2015 festival will be available online in November; completed applications are due February 14, 2015. For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org ###