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An Englishman (Back) in New York: Sting to Do 10 Shows for 'The Last Ship' at Public Theater, Then Broadway

An Englishman (Back) in New York: Sting to Do 10 Shows for 'The Last Ship' at Public Theater, Then Broadway >>

British pop star Sting will perform songs from his new album, The Last Ship at 10 concerts later this year that will benefit New York's Public Theater. The singer, who shot to fame in the band the Police, said the concerts will run from September 25 through October 9 at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater at the arts organization in Manhattan.

Going to Richard Foreman's 'Old-Fashioned Prostitutes?' Read an Excerpt from His New Book, 'Plays With Films' >>

Classicalite readers can now download the first 72 pages of Richard Foreman's recently published book, 'Plays With Films,' from Contra Mundum Press. And, of course, all of you may still enter the code word "RICHARD" for discounted tickets to 'Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)' at Public Theater's Martinson Hall.

Off Broadway Listing: G Douglas Barrett's 'Two Transcriptions' >>

'Two Transcriptions' celebrates the release of G Douglas Barrett's vinyl record project--a historical revision of Arnold Schoenberg's 'Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 41' performed by transgender artists Theo Baer and Zackary Drucker.


Congratulations to All the Winners of the 2013 Obie Awards! >>

Last night, Classicalite headed out to Webster Hall for the 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, which celebrate achievement in two of our first loves--Off-Broadway and Off Off Broadway theater. Later today, Classicalite will post exclusive performance videos of the highly acclaimed musical, 'Here Lies Love.'

Off Broadway Listing: Richard Foreman's 'Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)' >>


Off Broadway Listing: Joseph Keckler's 'I am an Opera' >>

Beckoning the audience into a labyrinth of memories and visions, award-winning singer, interdisciplinary artist and writer Joseph Keckler performs his own radical rendition of an opera. Directed by Uwe Mengel, this operatic exposure of Keckler's inner subconscious--transparent at its most ridiculous and sublime--is propelled through a multi-media series of phantasmagoric tableaux with many an unexpected turn.

Stephen Sondheim

Off Broadway Listing: Stephen Sondheim's 'Passion' >>

Set in 19th century Italy--adapted from the film Passione d'Amore--Passion follows the amorous exploits of a handsome army captain named Giorgio (Ryan Silverman), who becomes the object of romantic obsession from Fosca (Judy Kuhn), his colonel's bedridden cousin.

Sarah Ruhl returns to Playwrights Horizons with ‘Stage Kiss’ >>

A theater-themed romance 'Stage Kiss' by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl will occupy the stage off Broadway in 2014.

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