Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
Two New York theatre events, beginning today, February 27. First, the New York premiere of The Moors begins performances Off-Broadway today,  ahead of an official opening night March 13.
The Playwrights Realm presents
The Moors
Directed by Mike Donahue
Written by Jen Silverman
With Hannah Cabell, Andrew Garman, Chasten Harmon, Birgit Huppuch, Teresa Lim, and Linda Powell.

The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Feb 27 - March 25, 2017

In the bleak and savage moors, there live two sisters. The eldest commands the house, leaving the youngest trapped in her shadow. But when a governess arrives, lies are revealed and loyalties shift...until someone reaches her breaking point. A riff on the lives and works of certain 19th century novel-writing sisters, this dark contemporary comedy examines love, power, and our longing to be seen.
And at the New York Theatre Barn:
New Work Series. Pre-premieres of New Musicals
February 27
The Brontës

Book by Katie Palmer, Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed, and Sarah Ziegler
Music by Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed
Lyrics by Sarah Ziegler
Directed by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz (Violet)
Music Direction by Kevin B. Winebold
With Carly Kincannon, Patricia Noonan (Death Takes A Holiday), Aaron Casey, and Anne Wechsler

27 February /| 7PM + 9PM @ The Cell | 338 W 23rd St., NYC

"Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life." After receiving this crushing response from the poet laureate, Charlotte Brontë went on to write “Jane Eyre”, spearhead her sisters' writing careers, and break through a Victorian "glass ceiling." Literary history is forever grateful. So why did her family resent her and fall apart?

The Brontës is being developed by Theater in Asylum and is coming to Brooklyn in the Summer of 2017 with Piper Theatre Productions.


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