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The Essentials http://theessentials.org/news Sun, 27 Mar 2011 20:09:30 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7 en hourly 1 Perfect Harmony Opens at Theatre Row http://theessentials.org/news/2010/10/25/perfect-harmony-opens-at-theatre-row-2/ http://theessentials.org/news/2010/10/25/perfect-harmony-opens-at-theatre-row-2/#comments Mon, 25 Oct 2010 22:58:10 +0000 becky http://theessentials.org/news/?p=394 Now playing at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.   Perfect Harmony is a musical mockumentary about the greatest a cappella group in high school singing history.  Friendships are tested, loves are lost and won, and really high notes are sung.  Get your tickets now!

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Perfect Harmony is back! http://theessentials.org/news/2010/08/18/perfect-harmony-is-back/ http://theessentials.org/news/2010/08/18/perfect-harmony-is-back/#comments Wed, 18 Aug 2010 19:35:47 +0000 becky http://theessentials.org/news/?p=374 Perfect Harmony will open at Stoneham Theatre in Massachusetts prior to its Off-Broadway return this fall.

For tickets to the Stoneham Theatre production call (781) 279-2200 or visit stonehamtheatre.org. The Stoneham Theatre is located at 395 Main Street in Stoneham, MA.

Tickets for the Off Broadway production at 45 Bleecker go on sale soon.

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DIARY extends! Must close May 1st! http://theessentials.org/news/2010/04/15/diary-extends-must-close-may-1st/ http://theessentials.org/news/2010/04/15/diary-extends-must-close-may-1st/#comments Thu, 15 Apr 2010 23:09:42 +0000 becky http://theessentials.org/news/?p=359 “An affecting portrait of the artist as a very young woman.” - Village Voice
“Heartfelt! Sterling! Unblinkingly honest! Stings with truth!”- The New York Times
“Immensely powerful. Raw. Not to be forgotten.” - Broadway World

essndiscountRuns through May 1st at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street.  OvationTix: 1-866-811-4111  or visit: www.diarytheplay.com

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Opens March 15th - Get Your Tickets Now! http://theessentials.org/news/2010/02/24/opening-march-15th/ http://theessentials.org/news/2010/02/24/opening-march-15th/#comments Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:13:34 +0000 becky http://theessentials.org/news/?p=336
Diary Opens March 15th

Opens Sunday, March 15th, 8pm at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street.  OvationTix: 1-866-811-4111  or visit: www.diarytheplay.com

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL is a story about female sexuality and unabashed optimism. Told from the point of view of fifteen-year old Minnie, Diary tells the story of her growing up in the chaos of the 1970s, in the haze that is San Francisco. Minnie is incredibly bright and self-reflective. She is gut-wrenchingly honest, and curious about the world around her. And she has just begun an affair with her mother’s boyfriend, Monroe. Ouch.

Marielle Heller adapted The Diary of a Teenage Girl from the 2002 graphic novel of the same name by Guggenheim Fellow Phoebe Gloeckner, and the production stars Heller (Peninsula, Continental Divide), Jon Krupp (16 Spells to Charm the Beast), Michael Laurence (Desire Under the Elms, Talk Radio, and Drama Desk Nominee for Outstanding Solo Performance in Krapp, 39 ), Mariann Mayberry (August: Osage County, Metamorphoses), and Nell Mooney (No. 11 Blue and White).

Produced by AARON LOUIS (Producing Director, 3LD Art & Technology Center) in association with NEW GEORGES and THE ESSENTIALS

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OvationTix: 1-866-811-4111
or visit: www.diarytheplay.com

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SNL Gang raises money for Diary! http://theessentials.org/news/2010/01/11/snl-gang-raises-money-for-diary/ http://theessentials.org/news/2010/01/11/snl-gang-raises-money-for-diary/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2010 05:33:03 +0000 becky http://theessentials.org/news/?p=328 We’re proud to have such talented allies helping with the next show. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

top_comedy SNL Gang raises money for Diary!Sunday, January 31st, 3LD Art & Technology Center will host the

BEYOND FUNDERDOME COMEDY BLOWOUT!

Featuring Saturday Night Live stars & writers:
Fred Armisen
Seth Meyers
Will Forte
Abby Elliott
Jason Sudeikis
Jorma Taccone

John Mulaney
Bridey Elliott
Colin Jost
Hannibal Buress
plus surprise guest!

Hosted by Emily Heller

With musical guest:
The Renaldo The Ensemble

New York’s funniest comedians come together to raise funds for the up-coming off-Broadway production of THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Showtime: 8 p.m. | Doors open: 7:30 p.m.
Pre-show drinks with performers: 6:30 p.m.

General admission tickets are $85 (18 yrs old and up)

VIP tickets are $150
(Includes pre-show drinks with the performers)

buytix-big SNL Gang raises money for Diary!

OvationTix: 1-866-811-4111
or visit: www.diarytheplay.com
All proceeds go directly towards supporting the production of THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

Venue: 3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10006

Alcohol generously provided by

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl begins 3/15 http://theessentials.org/news/2010/01/01/the-diary-of-a-teenage-girl-begins-315/ http://theessentials.org/news/2010/01/01/the-diary-of-a-teenage-girl-begins-315/#comments Sat, 02 Jan 2010 04:23:37 +0000 becky http://theessentials.org/news/?p=318 diary_front It’s San Francisco in the 1970s. Fifteen year old Minnie has just started an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. Shit.

Aaron Louis, in association with 
New Georges & The Essentials
presents the world premiere of

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL 

Adapted by Marielle Heller from the hit graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner and directed bySarah Cameron Sunde and Rachel Eckerling.
 
A story of female sexuality and unabashed optimism.
 
Performances begin Sunday, March 15th, 8pm
at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street.

 

 

 

 

 

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Education Program featured in UPenn Journal http://theessentials.org/news/2009/12/11/education-program-featured-in-upenn-journal/ http://theessentials.org/news/2009/12/11/education-program-featured-in-upenn-journal/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2009 23:32:46 +0000 becky http://theessentials.org/news/?p=309 The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Online Urban Education Journal Fall 2009 issue focuses on Arts and Education. the issue includes an article about The Essentials’s partnership with The Urban Assembly School for Law & Justice (SLJ).  Download the Full Article.

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Back to School http://theessentials.org/news/2009/09/09/back-to-school/ http://theessentials.org/news/2009/09/09/back-to-school/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2009 15:43:07 +0000 becky http://theessentials.org/news/?p=303 The Essentials return to school, with five new education programs this year.  In honor of that, we thought we’d post this video from Sir Ken Robinson at TED.  He talks about how our educational system can move from one designed to produce efficient workers to one that incubates visionary entrepreneurs, inquisitive doctors, and creative artists in all walks of life:

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MOTHER Opens July 15th http://theessentials.org/news/2009/07/12/mother-opens-july-15th/ http://theessentials.org/news/2009/07/12/mother-opens-july-15th/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2009 17:58:44 +0000 becky http://theessentials.org/news/?p=296 2009-Mother2 MOTHER Opens July 15th

Evill July, in association with The Essentials, are proud to present Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor  and Oscar and Emmy winner Buck Henry in MOTHER by Lisa Ebersole.

Directed by Andrew Grosso, the cast features Henry, Taylor, Keith Randolph Smith (whose Broadway credits include Come Back, Little Sheba; and King Hedley II), Haskell King, David Rosenblatt and playwright Ebersole.  Opening night is July 15, and performances will continue through Aug. 1. All shows at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street in Manhattan. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (212) 352-0255; $30 onstage seats (which include a complimentary glass of Prosecco) are also available.

MOTHER, is set in an upscale resort in West Virginia where an eccentric family gathers for their annual New Year’s holiday. The get-together turns out to be far from traditional when matters of infidelity, sibling rivalry, copious bottles of bubbly, and even attempted kidnapping come to call — all in the hotel dining room.

Creative team includes scenic designer Sandra Goldmark, costume designer Becky Lasky, lights by Brian M. Jones, sound by Daniel Kluger and Brandon Wolcott.

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MOTHER starts July 8th http://theessentials.org/news/2009/05/26/mother-starts-july-8th/ http://theessentials.org/news/2009/05/26/mother-starts-july-8th/#comments Tue, 26 May 2009 17:01:04 +0000 admin http://theessentials.org/news/?p=284 hollandtaylor MOTHER starts July 8th6 MOTHER starts July 8th

Buck Henry and Holland Taylor lead the cast of Lisa Ebersole’s new play, MOTHER,  produced by Andrew Cahill and EVill July in association with The Essentials.

MOTHER is set at a throwback West Virginia resort over the New Year, where two thirty-ish siblings end up once again spending their holiday vacation with their parents. The eccentric family, fueled by Prosecco
and old wounds, barrels through an evening of rivalries and revelations, with a side of light kidnapping.

The cast includes Buck Henry,  Holland Taylor, Haskell King as the brother, and playwright, Lisa Ebersole does double duty as the sister.  Andrew Grosso, Artistic Director of The Essentials, directs.

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