powerhouse http://wamc.org en Lin-Manuel Miranda on Working at the Pleasure of the "President" - and the First Treasury Secretary http://wamc.org/post/lin-manuel-miranda-working-pleasure-president-and-first-treasury-secretary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 2008, the musical <a href="http://www.broadway.com/shows/in-the-heights/"><em>In The Heights</em></a> was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won Best New Musical, Choreography, Orchestrations, and Score. It was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and it introduced the world at large to the diverse and impressive talents of its writer, composer, lyricist, and star,<a href="http://www.linmanuel.com"> Lin-Manuel Miranda</a>.</p><p>The writer, composer, actor worked with Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents on the 2009 Broadway revival of <em>West Side Story</em> - specifically swapping out English lyrics for Spanish in portions of songs sung by the Puerto Rican characters; he performed in the City Center Encores presentation of <em>Merrily We Roll Along</em> in 2012; and he co-wrote the music and lyrics for <em>Bring it On: The Musical</em> - which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best New Musical this past Broadway season.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:05:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 70064 at http://wamc.org Lin-Manuel Miranda on Working at the Pleasure of the "President" - and the First Treasury Secretary A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company at Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/musical-inspired-brooklyn-superhero-supply-company-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York Stage and Film and Vassar College present </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as their second Martel Musical this <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse</a> season.</span></p><p>Trey Swieskowski, an idealistic young Brooklynite, fantasizes about becoming a superhero. Meanwhile, Astrolass (AKA “Astroman’s daughter”) is desperate to pack in her cape and escape the burden of her father’s legacy. When the two of them cross paths, they hatch a plan to change their lives forever.</p><p>Director Michael Mayer returns to Powerhouse to develop this exciting new musical and he joins us along with Peter Lerman (music and lyrics) and Simon Rich (book).</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69735 at http://wamc.org A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company at Powerhouse "When the Lights Went Out" at Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/when-lights-went-out-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On the night of the Northeast blackout of 2003, six New Yorkers connect through interwoven stories. In the darkness, two strangers fall in love during an epic walk across Manhattan; an older couple marooned in their apartment must finally grapple with their past; and a conflicted Iraqi immigrant makes her way across the Brooklyn Bridge chasing memories of her lost son and her homeland through the shadows.</p><p>The play, by <a href="http://www.mozhan-marno.com/">Mozhan Marnò</a> is the second New York Stage and Film Mainstage show this <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse</a> season at Vassar College. Kate Whoriskey directs and Laura Innes stars. They joins us to discuss the piece.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69228 at http://wamc.org "When the Lights Went Out" at Powerhouse "Downtown Race Riot" at Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/downtown-race-riot-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There’s a riot on in Washington Square Park and a motley band of feckless, funny young men are spoiling for a fight. Against this backdrop of tribal loyalties and petty beefs, 18-year old Pnut McPartland has to pick sides and hustle his family and his friends just to stay alive.</p><p><em>Downtown Race Riot</em> is a new play by Seth Svi Rosenfeld and it’s running at <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">New York Stage and Film and Vassar College’s Powerhouse Theatre </a>through July 7th.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 68012 at http://wamc.org "Downtown Race Riot" at Powerhouse Powerhouse Theater - "Murder Ballad" - Julia Jordan and Trip Cullman http://wamc.org/post/powerhouse-theater-murder-ballad-julia-jordan-and-trip-cullman <p><em>Murder Ballad</em> is the second Martel Musical of this <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse</a> season. We speak with writer, Julia Jordan, and director, Trip Cullman.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:47:07 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 43112 at http://wamc.org Powerhouse Theater - "The Power of Duff" - Jennifer Westfeldt and Greg Kinnear http://wamc.org/post/powerhouse-theater-power-duff-jennifer-westfeldt-and-greg-kinnear <p>We speak with actors Jennifer Westfeldt and Greg Kinnear about <a href="http://vassar.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=477497"><em>The Power of Duff</em></a>.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:30:49 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 43111 at http://wamc.org Powerhouse Theater - "The Power of Duff" - Jennifer Westfeldt and Greg Kinnear Powerhouse Theater - "The Power of Duff" - Peter DuBois and Stephen Belber http://wamc.org/post/powerhouse-theater-power-duff-peter-dubois-and-stephen-belber <p><em>The Power of Duff</em> is the second Mainstage of this <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse</a> season. We speak with director, Peter DuBois, and playwright, Stephen Belber.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:12:57 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 43109 at http://wamc.org Powerhouse Theater - "The Power of Duff" - Peter DuBois and Stephen Belber Powerhouse Theater - "Fires are Confusing" http://wamc.org/post/powerhouse-theater-fires-are-confusing From Los Angeles company Teatro de Facto <em>Fires are Confusing</em> is written and directed by Zach Helm. We speak with Helm and actors Michael Chernus and Griffin Dunne. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:45:03 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 43108 at http://wamc.org Powerhouse Theater - "Fires are Confusing" Powerhouse Theater - "The House That Will Not Stand" http://wamc.org/post/powerhouse-theater-house-will-not-stand <p>A <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse</a> Inside Look, <em>The House That Will Not Stand</em> will run in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater July 20-22. We welcome playwright Marcus Gardley, director, Marion McClinton, and actors Harriett Foy and Dennis Parlato.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:35:37 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 43107 at http://wamc.org Powerhouse Theater - "The House That Will Not Stand" Powerhouse Theater - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center http://wamc.org/post/powerhouse-theater-frances-lehman-loeb-art-center <p>We speak with Patricia Phagan, the <a href="http://www.fllac.vassar.edu/">Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center&rsquo;s</a> Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings about <em>Nature in America: Taming the Landscape</em>.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:10:14 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 43104 at http://wamc.org Powerhouse Theater - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center