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Writer, lover of theater, media and all things New York. Up for anything, expectant of everything, likes to eat more than shop... keep open and keep kissing.

ROSEMARY AND TIME Feb 2-17 at the Paradise Factory Theater

Isn’t it great when a play that originated at WorkShop Theater continues  on to have a bigger life?

Jennifer (Fell) Hayes’ play, Rosemary and Time – originally titled Mother’s Day – was developed at Workshop under the guidance of Scott C. Sickles, will be presented at the Paradise Factory Theatre, Main Stage, on East 4th Street February 2nd – February 17th.  It is directed by fantastic Workshop member Kathy Gail MacGowan! And the wonderful Virginia Roncetti and Jane Lincoln Taylor, also a Workshop members, play main parts.

The play is based on a true story Jennifer heard in England several years ago, and moves from 1942 – the late 1970’s. A new character, Ghost of Ruby, now haunts the play! And  two terrific little girls play the young selves of the two main characters.

Please come and support your fellow Workshop members! Jennifer Fell Hayes would be so thrilled to see you there!

For more information please visit:
www.rosemaryandtimetheplay.com

Please feel free to check out the press release:
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/ROSEMARY-AND-TIME-to-Receive-New-York-City-Premiere-20171218

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WorkShop’s THE CHEKHOV DREAMS on Theater Row

WorkShop’s John McKinney’s play, , The Chekhov Dreams, developed at the WorkShop is scheduled to open on Theatre Row at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) on January 26th!

Leslie Kincaid Burby, the Artistic Associate and director says,” “I’m very excited about this production because, among other things, I’ve been working on it for five years in various permutations.  It’s a really fun script, and the cast is terrific.  I hope you can come!”

Here’s the website with ticketing links:https://www.chekhovdreams.com/

And check out this fun teaser: https://vimeo.com/249147285

 

The AEA show will have a Promo Code the first week: TRFRIEND for a  $25 ticket (plus fees) and is valid 1/26-2/3 inclusive

Enjoy the show!

You’re Invited: THE SINGED CAT at The Dramatist’s Guild Jan 19

You are cordially invited to a reading of  The Singed Cat by Margo Hammond @ The Dramatists Guild. Fellow Workshoppers involved are Kathleen Brant, Jon Weber and Lauren Riddle.

Here’s the scoop:

Date: Friday, January 19 @ 8PM

LocationThe Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild
1501 Broadway (Between 43rd and 44th Street), 7th Floor

Note: Need photo ID to enter building

 

2018 Takes Off Like a House On Fire with Liz Amberly’s EMBERS

A house fire. A couple on the brink. A man fights for his marriage as his wife fights for her life. Together, they must navigate the unexpected and discover what comes next. In this drama, realism combines with fantasy and things are not always what they seem. static1.squarespace

EMBERS

by Liz Amberly

directed by Thomas Coté

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
RESERVATIONS HAVE PRIORITY

Friday, January 19, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 201

All performances begin at 7pm in the Jewel Box

SILVER BELLS

Playwright ALLAN KNEE revived his poignant and beautiful play, SILVER BELLS for a reading first done at the holiday party in 1997. Directed, again, by CHARLES E GERBER, actress LAURIE GRAFF played the role of “Hattie,” Originally played by the late, great Helen Hanft. And now in the role she created was REBECCA JOHNSON as “Edna.”