powerhouse http://wamc.org en John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/john-patrick-shanleys-danish-widow-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright, Oscar winning screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His works include <em>Moonstruck</em>, <em>Joe Versus the Volcano</em>, <em>Welcome to The Moon</em>, <em>Savage in Limbo</em>, <em>Outside Mullingar</em>, <em>Doubt: A Parable</em>&nbsp;- for stage, the title shortened to <em>Doubt</em> when it was adapted to film.</p><p>His new play, <em>The Danish Widow</em>, opens tonight in the Hallie Flanagan-Davis <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse Theatre</a> on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. It’s the third mainstage show of the New York Stage and Film summer season.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94975 at http://wamc.org John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse "In Your Arms" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/your-arms-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>In Your Arms</em> is a new play with love-themed vignettes written by Douglas Carter Bean, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage and Alfred Urhy.</p><p>Christopher Gattelli, the Tony Award-winning choreographer of <em>Newsies</em> and <em>South Pacific</em>, and composer Stephen Flaherty (<em>Ragtime</em>, <em>Once on This Island</em>) bring the vignettes to life through music and dance - using the stories penned by the playwrights but not their words.</p><p><em>In Your Arms</em> is the second Mainstage show of this summer’s New York Stage and Film <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse Theatre</a> season at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.</p><p>Christopher Gattelli joins us.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94619 at http://wamc.org "In Your Arms" At Powerhouse "The Babylon Line" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/babylon-line-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It's 1967 and a 38-year-old writer from bohemian Greenwich Village commutes to Levittown, on Long Island in New York, to teach an adult-education creative writing class. He finds anything but the cookie-cutter lives he expected in this straight-laced community, as his students come to discover the power of storytelling to transform their lives. And one special student – a kindred spirit? or something more? – reawakens him to his own artistic impulses.</p><p><em>The Babylon Line</em> is a new play by Richard Greenberg, directed by Terry Kinney for New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powerhouse Theatre season. The production runs tonight through July 12th and stars Josh Radnor and Leslie Bibb who join us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93506 at http://wamc.org "The Babylon Line" At Powerhouse 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