Mainstage
 
(oct)
Fifty Million Frenchmen
music by Cole Porter; book by Herbert Fields
549 W. 52nd
 
(dec)
The Mummer's Play
Medicine Show collaborative creation with muic by Carol Henry
549 W. 52nd
 
(may)
The Tragedy of Tragedies; or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
written by Henry Fielding; music by Carol Henry, additional music by Mark Shamrakov
549 W. 52nd
Jump Start (First readings of new original works)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Gulliver at Home
by Allan Lefkowitz
 
 
Henry's Happiness & Ballbreaker
by John Gruen
 
 
Bar Scene & Long Time Coming
by Brian Murphy
 
 
Contagious Knives
by Joyelle McSweeney
 
 
The Status Seekers
by Kathleen Ossip
 
 
Restoration: Vienna 1938
by Joel Shatzky
 
 
Blue Hour
by Doris Schwerin


(oct)
Paris
book and music by Cole Porter
549 W. 52nd
 
(may)
The Beggar's Opera
written by John Gay
549 W. 52nd
 
(jun)
Wall Street, a Farce in Three Acts
William Holmes
549 W. 52nd
Jump Start (First readings of new original works)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The Kentucky Tragedy
Dennis Kelly Higgins
 
 
A Day in the Life of a Hindu God
David Elyha
 
 
Poetry Class with Serial Killer
Howard Pflanzer
 
 
Hallie
Susan Quinn & Dan Jacobs
 
 
Tierra del Fuego & Try a Little Tenderness
John Gruen
 
 
33 & 1/3 Cornelia St.
Alvin Eng
 
 
Princess Labam
Nishi Rajan


11/30, 12/7 & 12/14
Nize Baby: The Broadcast
by Milt Gross and Barbara Vann
549 W. 52nd
 
1/7-30
Dancing Fools
John Gruen
549 W. 52nd
 
4/28 – 5/22
Living With History: Camus, Sartre, De Beauvoir
Howard Pflanzer, Barbara Vann, and The Company
549 W. 52nd
 
6/17-30
Paris
book and music by Cole Porter and Martin Brown
549 W. 52nd
Jump Start (First readings of new original works)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Let Them Tweet Cake
David Curran, dir. B. Vann
 
 
Gandhi, Dalits and Me
Rao Rampilla, dir. O. Conant
 
 
Beatles' Ex-Wives' Reunion
Nada Gordon, dir. N. Potter
 
 
A Change of Heart, So to Speak
Kitty Chen, dir. D. Gild
 
 
Hotel 70 Overview Terrace
Elinor Amlen, dir. Deloss Brown
 
 
Billy Blythe
Bonnie Montgomery, dir. Z. James


Nov. 18
Mr. Shakespeare & Mr. Porter
text by Wm. Shakespeare
music and lyrics by Cole Porter
directed by Barbara Vann
(for Player's Club)
(Lear, MacBeth, MidSummer)
Gramercy Park
 
12/3 - 12/21
Mr. Shakespeare & Mr. Porter Volume II
text by Wm. Shakespeare
music and lyrics by Cole Porter
directed by Barbara Vann
(Lear, MacBeth, Hamlet, MidSummer)
549 W. 52nd
 
2/6-2/28
A Cable from Gibraltar
Daniel Meltzer
 
 
549 W. 52nd
 
6/4-6/26
Nize Baby
Milt Gross, Barbara Vann
 
 
 


11/13-12/6
Mr. Shakespeare & Mr. Porter, Volume I
text by Wm. Shakespeare
music and lyrics by Cole Porter
directed by Barbara Vann
(MacBeth, Hamlet, MidSummer)
549 W. 52nd
 
12/7 - 12/21
Mr. Shakespeare & Mr. Porter, Volume II
text by Wm. Shakespeare
music and lyrics by Cole Porter
directed by Barbara Vann
(Richard III, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, MidSummer)
549 W. 52nd
 
3/21 - 4/19
Double Feature – two one-acts: I Want to Live & Mother Loves Her Boys
written by John Gruen
549 W. 52nd
 
6/11 - 6/28
Making Money, and Nineteen Other Very Short Plays
William Saroyan
(world premiere)
549 W. 52nd
Jump Start (First readings of new original works)
549 W. 52nd
 
5/5 & 5/6
Living with History: Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir
Howard Pflanzer
 
6/23 & 6/24
Cable from Gibraltar
Daniel Meltzer
 
6/30 & 7/1
The King and the Fool
Alexander Borshchagovsky, translated by F. D. Reeve
 
 
 
(US Premiere) (first English-language performance)


9/8 - 9/22
The Sheik
written by Deloss Brown
549 W. 52nd
 
11/5 - 12/2
On the Border
written by Howard Pflanzer
549 W. 52nd
 
3/13 - 4/6
Hooray for What
by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen
549 W. 52nd
 
6/12 – 6/28
Pleasures of Peace
Group Creation, with work by Oscar Wilde, Louisa May Alcott, David Nugent, Howard Pflanzer, and John Gruen
structured by B. Vann
(CC)
 
Jump Start (First readings of new original works)
549 W. 52nd
 
12/27 & 12/28
Anne Frank
Meyer Levin (N.Y. Premiere)


 
The Happiest Girl in the World
written by Yip Harburg
music by Jacques Offenbach
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The Balcony
written by Jean Genet
a new translation by Barbara Vann
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Frank & Stein and Friends
Frank O’Hara, Gertrude Stein, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and three living poets’ work woven into an evening of verse theatre.
(CC)
549 W. 52nd
Jump Start (First readings of new original works)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Cleopatra Backstage
George Crowley
 
 
The Sheik
Deloss Brown
 
 
Three One-Acts
John Gruen
 
 
The Importance of Being
Brian Murphy
 
 
On the Border
Howard Pflanzer
 
 
Horowitz: The Acrobat at Rest
Stellios Manolakakis
(full production, winner Jump-Start competition, 2005-06)
 
 
The Theory of Color
Lella Heins
(full production, winner Jump-Start competition, 2005-06)
Word/Play  (Staged Readings)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Father’s Day
Raphael Rudnik
 
 
The Psychiatrist … II
Frederick Feirstein


 
Undercover Lover
written by Arnold Weinstein
music by John Gruen
(N.Y. premiere)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Don Juan in Hell
written by George Bernard Shaw
music by Noah Creshevsky
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Fire Exit: Vaudeville for Eurydice
V. R. Lang
549 W. 52nd
Jump Start (First readings of new original works)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Heretic Love
Amanda Ifrah, Mike Dressel, Julia A. Granacki
 
 
Theory of Color
Lella Heins
 
 
The Silence of Birds
David Nugent
 
 
Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi
Marcus Gardley
 
 
The Horowitz Paraphrases
Stelios Manolakakis
 
 
Pilgrimage
Elinor Amlen
(full production)
 


 
35th Anniversary Retrospective
Scenes and songs from 35 years’ work
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Black February
Lawrence “Butch” Morris
(improvised conduction on verbal themes)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Finnegan‘s Wake
written by James Joyce
distilled by Barbara Vann
(world premiere)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The Republic of Poetry
written by Martín Espada, Harry Mathews, Arnold Weinstein, Vincent Katz, Denise Duhamel, Simon Pettit, et al.
music by Christopher McGlumphey, William Bolcom, et al.
(CC)
a revue composed of short verse plays by fifteen poets
549 W. 52nd
Jump-Start:
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The Mouth Plays
Tom Savage
 
 
The People Impeach the Bushes
Arthur Sainer
 
 
Kamala
Vijay Tandulkar
 


 
The Bee Opera
Opera by Sorrel Hays
book by Denise Duhamel
(world premiere)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Nymph Errant
book and music by Cole Porter
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Finnegan‘s Wake
written by James Joyce
distilled by Barbara Vann
(work-in-progress)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Sincerely, L. Cohen
written by Leonard Cohen
(return)
549 W. 52nd
Jump-Start:
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Klara's Boy
Elinor Amlen
 
 
The Blessings of Chairman Moo
Kitty Chen
 
 
Your Town
Walter Corwin
 
 
Faces in My Fist
Lisa McCree
 


 
Sea Island Nightmare, or, That Miserable Matter of Slavery
written by Lisa McCree, Cori Thomas, Filip Marinovich and Patrick Mullowney
(based on the journals of Fanny Kemble)
(CC)
traditional music
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The Mummers' Play
written by Stephen P. Policoff
music by Carol Henry
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The Devil with Boobs
written by Dario Fo
translated for Medicine Show by Jon Laskin
music by Christopher McGlumphey
(New Translation)
549 W. 52nd
Jump-Start: (staged readings)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Karma Bookshop
written by Filip Marinovich
 
 
Lion Taming in Miami
written by Lella Heins
 
 
Martyrs, Victims, Fighters and Thieves: the Myth of the Model Minority
written by I-Jong Lin
 


 
Mixed Bills
Post-9/11 Vaudevilles
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Frank & Stein, II:
text by Gertrude Stein (Geographical History of America)
text adapted by Barbara Vann & Patrick Mullowney
music by Sorrel Hays (world premiere), and Frank O'Hara (Four Eclogues)
(CC)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Dick Piston: Hotel Detective
written by Jeff Goode
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The Admirable Bashville and Shaks v. Shav
written by George Bernard Shaw
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Sincerely, L. Cohen
written by Leonard Cohen (return)
549 W. 52nd


 
The Line of Least Existence
written by Rosalyn Drexler
music by CitiZen, Robert Dennis
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Why She Would Not
written by George Bernard Shaw
(his last, unfinished play, with new final scenes commissioned from ten contemporary writers)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Mr. Shakespeare & Mr. Porter - New edition
text by Williams Shakespeare
music and lyrics by Cole Porter
arranged by Barbara Vann
549 W. 52nd
Jump-Start (short runs of new plays):
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Jersey Nights
Howard Pflanzer
(world premiere)
 
 
The Grand Unification Theory
I-Jong Lin
(world premiere)
 


 
Ubu Takes Manhattan
written by Alfred Jarry/Stephen Paul Miller/Howard Pflanzer
music by Sandra Sprecher
(CC)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The Lynching of Leo Frank
written by Robert Myers
(world premiere)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
An Ordinary Miracle
written by Yevgeny Swartz
(NY premiere)
(New Translation)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The New Yorkers
book and music by Cole Porter
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Last Lousy Moments of Love
written by Arnold Weinstein
music by William Bolcom
549 W. 52nd
Word/Play (Readings) - 'Words Worth Singing':
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Cocaine Dreams
Howard Pflanzer
 
 
Urbana
Rebecca Wolff
 
 
The God of Tobacco
I-Jong Lin
 
 
Grim Forters Love Song
T. Tara Turk
 


 
In the Beginning
written by George Bernard Shaw
music by Sandra Sprecher
(CC)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The Cat & the Moon
text by W. B. Yeats
music by Sandra Sprecher
(CC)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Don Juan in Hell
written by George Bernard Shaw
music by Ed Kalendar
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Ubu at Large
written by Alfred Jarry/Stephen Paul Miller/Howard Pflanzer
music by Sandra Sprecher
(CC)
549 W. 52nd
 
 
The Mummers' Play
written by Stephen P. Policoff
music by Carol Henry
549 W. 52nd
Readings:
549 W. 52nd
 
 
Darker Face Of The Earth
Rita Dove
 
 
Manhattan Transits
Spector
 
 
Sigismund
F. Lewis
 


 
The Maids
written by Jean Genet
W. 53rd St.
 
 
Nekrassov
written by Jean-Paul Sartre
W. 53rd St.
 
 
Passing for Normal
text by Langston Hughes, John Ashbery, Allen Ginsburg, et al.
with archival music
(CC)
W. 53rd St.
Staged Reading
W. 53rd St.
 
 
Tituba's Children
William Carlos Williams
 


 
Fun & Games (return)
Oscar Brand
W. 53rd St.
 
 
The Heroes
John Ashbery
W. 53rd St.
 
 
Try! Try!
Frank O’Hara
W. 53rd St.
Readings:
W. 53rd St.
 
 
Lucy Parsons
Howard Pflanzer
 
 
Audio Radio Plays
Richard Kostalanetz
 
 
Relics of the Cold War
Arthur Masterson
 
 
Polly Wants a Pirate
Morton Banks
 


 
Medicine Show: An American Entertainment
25th Anniversary Revival
(CC)
W. 53rd St.
 
 
The Pope and the Witch
Dario Fo
(U.S. premiere)
W. 53rd St.
 
 
Fun & Games
Oscar Brand
W. 53rd St.
Readings:
W. 53rd St.
 
 
The Fall of the Amazons
Eric Bentley
 
 
Love’s Comedy
Henrik Ibsen
 


 
HIM
written by E. E. Cummings
music by Denman Maroney
W. 53rd St.
 
 
Slum Clearance (return)
written by Vaclav Havel
music by Carol Henry
W. 53rd St.
 
 
Mr. Shakespeare & Mr. Porter (New edition)
written by William Shakespeare
music and lysrics by Cole Porter
arranged by Barbara. Vann
W. 53rd St.
 
 
A Blitzstein Cabaret
Marc Blitzstein
W. 53rd St.
 
 
The Dog Beneath the Skin
written by W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood
music by David Hollister
W. 53rd St.
 
 
East of the Sun, West of the Moon
written by Stephen P. Policoff
music by Robert Dennis
W. 53rd St.
 
 
A Change of Hearts
written by Kenneth Koch
music by David Hollister
W. 53rd St.


 
Many Loves
written by William Carlos Williams
E. 2ndSt.
 
 
Jubilee
Cole Porter
W. 53rd St.
 
 
Slum Clearance
written by Vaclav Havel
music by Carol Henry
W. 53rd St.


 
Ain’t We Got Fun (a piece based on the Federal Theatre Project)
text by Eliot, Shaw, Johnston, Policoff, Auden, and more
music by David Hollister, with archival music from the Federal Theatre Project
(CC)
E. 2ndSt.
 
 
Great Catherine
written by George Bernard Shaw
E. 2ndSt.
 
 
The Music Cure
written by George Bernard Shaw
E. 2ndSt.
 
 
Poison, Passion, and Petrifaction
written by George Bernard Shaw
E. 2ndSt.
 
 
Press Cuttings
written by George Bernard Shaw
E. 2ndSt.


 
The Merry Wives of Windsor
written by Williams Shakespeare
E. 2ndSt.
 
 
Mr. Shakespeare & Mr. Porter
scenes written by William Shakespeare
music and lyrics by Cole Porter
arranged by Barbara Vann
E. 2ndSt.


 
HIM
written by E.E. Cummings
E. 2ndSt.
 
 
Blood on the Dining Room Floor
written by Gertrude Stein
music by William Hellermann
E. 2ndSt.
 
 
The Art of War
from the text by Sun Tzu
adapted by Patricia Burgess
(CC)
E. 2ndSt.
 
 
Fructifera Soto – The Nun And the Clown
by Ed Vega
E. 2ndSt.


 
An Invitation to the Chateau
written by Jean Anouilh, translated by Barbara Vann
Broadway & Franklin
 
 
Dream Girl
written by Elmer Rice
Broadway & Franklin
 
 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
written by William Shakespeare
music by Mihoko Suzuki
Broadway & Franklin
 
 
The Happiest Girl in the World
written by Yip Harburg
music by Jacques Offenbach
Broadway & Franklin


 
Androcles and the Lion
written by George Bernard Shaw
Broadway & Franklin
 
 
Ward Six
written by Arnold Weinstein (from a story by Chekov)
music by Lukas Foss
Broadway & Franklin
 
 
Bouyant Billions
written by George Bernard Shaw
Broadway & Franklin
 
 
DuBarry Was a Lady
book and music by Cole Porter
Broadway & Franklin
 
 
Sincerely, L. Cohen
written by Leonard Cohen
Broadway & Franklin
 
 
Hold On To Your Hats
book and music by Burton Lane
Broadway & Franklin


 
Too True to Be Good
George Bernard Shaw
Broadway & Franklin
 
 
Dynamite Tonight
written by Arnold Weinstein
music by William Bolcom
Broadway & Franklin
 
 
Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters
written by Gertrude Stein
music by William Hellermann
Broadway & Franklin


Aug.
In a Glass Box
Rosemary Cove (performance art)
 
 
E. 43rd St.
 
Aug.-Sep.
Helen of Troy, New York
written by George S. Kaufman
music and lyrics by Kalmar & Ruby
E. 43rd St.
 
Nov.-Jan.
Leave It to Me
by Cole Porter
E. 43rd St.
 
Feb.
Fire
written by Joe Lobell
E. 43rd St.
 
Jun.
1000 Avant-garde Plays
written by Kenneth Koch (especially for Medicine Show)
music by Carol Henry, William Hellermann, David Hollister
(World Premiere)
Marymount Manhattan College


 
Plutus
text by Stephen Paul Miller (based on Aristophanes)
music by Carol Henry
Newfoundland
 
 
A Measure for Measure
text by Williams Shakespeare and Mark Zeller
music by David Hollister
Newfoundland
 
 
Popeye Among the Polar Bears
text by Kenneth Koch
music by Lawrence "Butch" Morris
Newfoundland
 
 
Black Max
text by Arnold Weinstein
music by William Bolcom
Newfoundland
 
 
A Change of Hearts
text by Kenneth Koch
music by David Hollister (world premiere)
(world premiere)
Newfoundland
 
 
Fire
Joe Lobell (performance art)
E. 43rd St.


 
Panama Hattie
Cole Porter
Newfoundland
 
 
In Savoy: Yes is for a Very Young Man
Gertrude Stein
Newfoundland
 
 
The New Yorkers
Cole Porter
 
 
Night Scene: The Garden
Meena Alexander, music by Sham Yodh
Newfoundland


 
Bound to Rise
text by Stephen P. Policoff
music by Robert Dennis
(CC)
Barbara Vann: OBIE for direction
Newfoundland
 
 
Ubu Rides Again
text by Stephen P. Policoff
music by John Aschenbrenner
(CC)
Newfoundland
 
 
A Sensation Novel
text by W.S. Gilbert
music by David Hollister
Bermuda Festival
Newfoundland
 
 
Hooray for What
Yip Harburg, music by Harold Arlen
Newfoundland
 
 
Paris
Cole Porter
Newfoundland
 
 
Annajanska The Bolshevik Empress
George Bernard Shaw
Newfoundland
 
 
Three Sisters Who are Not Sisters
Gertrude Stein, music William Hellerman
Newfoundland
 
 
Baby's First Book of Dreams
Joel Handorff (performance art)
Newfoundland


 
As You Like It
written by Williams Shakespeare
music by David Hollister
Newfoundland
 
 
Fifty Million Frenchmen
Cole Porter
Newfoundland
 
 
Façade
written by Edith Sitwell
music by William Walton
Newfoundland
 
 
Bound to Rise
Stephen P. Policoff, music by Robert Dennis
(CC)
Newfoundland
 
 
The Ubu Review
Jeff Way (performance art)
Newfoundland
 
 
The Age of Invention
Theodora Skipitares (performance art)
Newfoundland
 
 
Americanisms
Michael Rice (music workshop performance)
Newfoundland
 
 
Any Intrinsic Value
William Hellermann (experimental music: Workshop performance)
Newfoundland


 
Extraordinary Histories
text by Edgar Allan Poe and Harry Lewis
music by William Hellermann
(CC)
Newfoundland
 
 
Red, Hot and Blue
Cole Porter
Newfoundland
 
 
The Domestic Baedecker of Gertrude and Alice
text by Eleanor Hakim
music by Tamara Bliss
Newfoundland
 
 
City Games
William Hellermann (workshop prod.)
Newfoundland


 
The Tragedy of Tragedies, or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
text by Henry Fielding
music by Carol Henry
(CC)
Newfoundland
 
 
Classy Comics
Ring Lardner, George S. Kaufman, Gertrude Stein, music by Michael Rice
(CC)
Newfoundland
 
 
Don Juan in Hell
George Bernard Shaw, music by William Parker
Newfoundland
 
 
Death and Singing: A Retrospective
music by Michael Rice, Carol Henry, Charles Ives, et al.
A ten-year retrospective of scenes from past productions
Newfoundland


 
The Mummers’ Play
Stephen Phillip Polikoff (based on medieval theatre rituals)
music by Carol Henry
(CC)
Commissioned and performed for the Winter Solstice Festival, Nancy, France
Cloud Chamber, East 22nd St.
Nancy, France
 
 
Shipping Out
written by Stephen P. Polikoff
music by Carol Henry
(CC)
6 West 18th (Newfoundland)


 
Don Juan in Hell
written by George Bernard Shaw
music by William Parker
Cloud Chamber, East 22nd St.


 
Glowworm
Susan Wilkens/Carl Morse
(a synthesis of de Musset's Lorenzaccio & Giraudoux' Suzanne, et la Pacifique), with popular songs from the early 1900's
(CC)
Calvary Church,
then Cloud Chamber, East 22nd St.


 
Frogs
Carl Morse (adapted from Aristophanes)
music by Yenoin Guibbory
(CC)
Toured Europe
Loft on Wooster St.


 
Medicine Show, an American Entertainment
Richard Schotter, music by Robert Dennis
(CC)
(Popular Prize, IX Belgrade Festival)
Performing Garage


 
Edward II
written by Brecht/Bentley
music by Brad Burg
(CC)
WestBeth