The 21st Century – thanks to the proliferation of social media – must find new learning lessons for young children about how we – and how to – communicate. Enter Nikki Sorrentino & Susan Paroff backed up by Jonathan Brenner, Allison Jacobs, and Sean Paroff. Their new musical designed for everyone, “Fluffy The Pine,” is designed to be holiday-driven, environmentally-friendly, and explores communication and our connection … Continue reading

THE STRAIGHTS examine American cultural mythology Playwright T. Adamson’s an epic road-trip-style play follows millennials, Phoebe and Nina, as they navigate hitchhikers, shoplifting, drugs, and a flood of selfies on a cross-country no-boys-allowed adventure through the heart and heartlessness in post-Trump-election-America. THE STRAIGHTS utilize both video and live performance to aggressively dismantle traditional American mythology through a narrative framework which centers women, queer folx, non-human … Continue reading

  This coming February, The Tank – one of the leading curators of independent theatre in New York City – will present the world premiere of Unaffordably Unhealthy, the new one-act drama from award-winning writer and producer Anthony J. Piccione. Performances are scheduled for February 25th & 26th and March 3rd and 4th at 7pm and February 29th and March 7th at 3pm. Tickets cost $20, … Continue reading

  Prime Number Productions Faculty Portrait 3B Development Series IN RESIDENCE: March 3 – 23, 2020 A year after a school shooting claimed the life of his wife, Mr. Y finds himself teaching in the same classroom where the tragedy occurred. As he is interviewed for the school yearbook, Mr. Y revisits the true horrors of the shooting with three students tied to the event. As … Continue reading

Quill Entertainment will present an industry backers audition of the new musical, COMMON GROUND, about what REALLY happened to create the Emancipation Proclamation. Based on fact, this is the story of the varied and somewhat heated discussions between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Presented in ensemble style with eight actors playing all roles this will be an hour-long event (non-union). Granville Burgess’ most recent New … Continue reading

The inaugural production of PaperKids Theater Company will be a revival of acclaimed playwright’s John Cariani compilation of varied romantic entanglements, Love/Sick is a set of nine short plays ranging from love at first sight to long-time marriage. “The audience watches as couples in realistic situations are disrupted by absurdist impulses, acts of confession, and devilish desires. Rife with insecurity, notions of what “should be,” … Continue reading

Planet Connections Announces Its Directors Repertory for “DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother’s Valentine’s Day” presented by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; performing Thursdays and Fridays, February 6 – 21 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York City.   A cavalcade of acclaimed Playwrights, Directors, Actors and Friends – all Planet Connections Award Winning and Nominated artists – will offer-up a plethora … Continue reading

“In heaven you can taste the wind and hear the imperfect love song of Delilah & Venezio.” Multi-award-winning Playwrights for A Cause writer and celebrated member of the Planet Connections community, José Rivera, (Obie winner, “Marisol” and “References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot”), premieres a new play with a powerful message spiced with magical realism. In “Lovesong (Imperfect)” Death has been declared illegal by the … Continue reading

  PS’ Writers’ Groups have started the Fall Session as of yesterday. Writers’ Groups meet weekly (excepting holidays) and are run on a feedback and accountability model. While not all of the projects that our writers finish end up being Playful Substance productions, all of our productions now come either directly out of our Writers’ Groups or from our current/former WG members. We also provide … Continue reading

  The New York Times: ​“Wrenching and visually eloquent” “Isaac James Byrne’s high-energy production is by turns earnest and campy, wrenching and visually eloquent…dramaturgical jambalaya, flavored with the full-throated music of Jacques Brel” “Bare-chested in a crown of thorns, he hangs out unseen in the kitchen, affably clutching a mug of coffee in hands with puncture wounds. It’s a comical image, but there’s force behind … Continue reading

  Animus Theatre Company begins its 2019/2020 Season Selection Series with a free staged reading of a World Premiere by Company Member Bernardo Cubría. Crabs in a Bucket concerns Amargo and Pootz are two bitter crabs living in a shucking bucket. They spend their days gossiping about the crabs that got out, the ones who couldn’t take it, and the losers who still live among … Continue reading

  TERROR TV has greenlit Council Tree Productions’ “TERROR TALK,” a monthly series of specials and the first original project for the burgeoning subscription service, the brainchild of producer and executive DARRIN RAMAGE (head of Acort International, a feature film distribution company and CEO of Arizona’s Sun Studios). The monthly 30-minute roundtable features a rotating cast of horror icons discussing not only all things horror … Continue reading

  Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment welcomes Israeli filmmaker, Gal Yefet, to our international artists portfolio. Gal’s first short film won the grand prize at the international short film festival in Paris in 2016. He is now knee-deep in new projects including “The Key” recently screened at the AT&T Create-a-thon competition in Los Angeles and won; and “Rivka” (Cinematography by Luis Aynos) currently circulating the film … Continue reading

Robert Viagas is an editor, author, manager, and journalist with more than thirty-five years’ experience, most it working on Broadway with Playbill Inc., the iconic theatre program company. The founding editor of Playbill.com, Playbill’s theatre news website, Viagas has published 19 books on the performing arts, and served as a nominator for the annual Tony Awards. Playbill placed extraordinary responsibility in Viagas’ hands during the … Continue reading

The Alliance of Alien Artists – an organization dedicated to helping emerging artists from other countries explore and succeed at having a career in America – primarily New York – has offered an agreement to actress & singer, Adi Schor. On the heels of AAA’s well-received production of American Dream at The Duplexand Ms. Schor’s own critical acclaim creating the role of Catherine in the play, … Continue reading

The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers by Patrick Hickey Featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games—including Deus Ex, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam—this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of … Continue reading

    Haley Ostir is a success story. The Canadian-born triple threat is currently working with the original Broadway team to be a part of national tours, cruise lines … and the current Off-Broadway run of the Broadway smash, Jersey Boys. The Boston Conservatory graduate studied voice with Lisa Sheldon and then appeared in numerous regional productions including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast before her … Continue reading

JMAE is thrilled to welcome Shir Kaufman to its client roster. Shir is taking NYC by storm from Israel and certainly doesn’t forget her roots while doing it. She will be part of the Israeli Artists Project’s season opener in September (ain’t that far away y’know). See her in this exciting event and learn that her talent is a “Shir thing” [get it?] Continue reading

ELIYA RODEH Theater Who Are You? A musical | Angela the Catfish | MITF at the WorkShop Theater, NYC Last Summer at Bluefish Cove | Annie | Virago Ensemble Kiss That Frog | Girl B | Virago Ensemble The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far from the Wing | Ensemble | Signature Theater, Columbia Stages Into the Woods | Rapunzel / Step Mother | Israel Festival Seussical | Mrs. Mayor / … Continue reading

Art Imitates Life and Life Should Be Savored. Five Star Arts Journals and Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment will spotlight a series of artists who have devoted themselves to helping people celebrate their lives. Mary Elizabeth Micari has developed a new method of vocal training that strengthens your voice… and you. The MCenter Vocal Academy in Manhattan provides focused, entertaining, enriching vocal performance classes & lessons. Each … Continue reading

See that guy … the one chatting with PRESIDENT OBAMA … that’s Akin Salawu, filmmaker & editor, playwright & actor. Let’s welcome him to Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment Artist Representation. Akin supplied killa commercials to Marcina Zaccaria ‘s cutting edge play that just won praise at this year’s FringeNYC – The New York International Fringe Festival BYOV. Oh, and by the way, he was in it as well. Indie Artists are … Continue reading

This summer, Christopher M. Struck’s debut novel, Kennig and Gold, is set to hit the shelf. This fascinating whirlwind of a novel has consistently drawn comparisons to The Great Gatsby as it weaves a seductive tale of passion set amidst the big band era and the nascent Jazz age in 1948. The young lovers must compete against the very contemporary issues impacting generations of modern … Continue reading

William Considine was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, where his father was a fireman and did plumbing on the side. He first worked as a helper for his father. Bill attended Stanford University on a scholarship and work-study, studying politics and economics. He graduated “With Great Distinction” in 1970. At Stanford, Diane Middlebrook first encouraged him to write poetry. He first studied writing poetry with Elizabeth … Continue reading

Doug DeVita’s dark comedy Upper Division, a Semi-Finalist for Normal Avenue’s 2019 New Play Series, has been named a Finalist for B Street Theatre’s New Comedy Festival. B Street is in Sacramento, and was founded by Timothy Busfield. His brother Buck is the Producing Artistic Director. A member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Doug’s play Phillie’s Trilogy (AKA The Phillie Trilogy,) was recently named a Semi-Finalist in Barrington … Continue reading

About Jan Ewing Jan presently wears three hats: Producer of his own comedy Nursery Rhymes, at the NYWinterFest 2019in January; New York theater critic with Hi! Drama; and life-partner to pup. He’s a busy man. Jan Ewing grew up in Southern California. In his seventeenth year, he moved to Ohio to attend Oberlin College, where he studied music, with a major in voice and a minor in piano. With his … Continue reading

Gary Morgenstein wrote the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock musical The Anthem, as well as Mad Mel Saves the World, and his dramatic works range from A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx to Right on Target, Ponzi Manand Saving Stan. Morgenstein’s literary works include the upcoming science fiction-baseball novel A Mound Over Hell, set in 2098 following America’s defeat in World War Three. The first book in The Dark Depths trilogy, A Mound Over Hell will be published … Continue reading

ABOUT THE LAMBS The Lambs ® is America’s First Professional Theatrical Club, established in New York in 1874, and not a public restaurant. As a social club, The Lambs nurtures those active in the arts, as well as those who are supporters of the arts, by providing fellowship, activities and a clubhouse for its members. Established Christmas week of 1874, and incorporated on May 9, 1877. The Lambs was named … Continue reading