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Rock-n-Roles: Country Rock Bootleg

Make sure you join us this Saturday October 1st at 7:30pm for a wild and raucous ROCK-N-ROLES: COUNTRY ROCK BOOTLEG. We’ve got a tremendous lineup of talented folks making brand new 10 minute plays inspired by some of the greatest Country Rock of all time.

Five songs will be selected randomly from these kick-ass musicians…

rnr-graphic Lucinda Williams * Johnny Cash * Band of Horses
Alabama Shakes * The Lone Bellow
The Avett Brothers * Bonnie Raitt * John Cougar Mellencamp
and more…

From there, it’s all creative chaos and chaotic creativity…Playwrights create overnight, directors shape the work, actors learn their lines, and in a mad dash of insanity, hilarity and daring…new plays are born.

Participants in this year’s event include Christina Ashby, Molly Ballerstein, Christopher Borg, James Comtois, Desmond Dutcher, Siho Ellsmore, Emily Gardner Hall, Bethany Geraghty, Cailín Heffernan, Shelley McPherson, Mateo Moreno, Linda S. Nelson, Jamie Parton, Christina Elise Perry, Kristine M. Reyes, Maria Seigenthaler, Paul Sheehan, Gabby Sherba, Marshall Simon, Mark Souza, Sara Thigpen, Jaime West and Jen Wineman.

Come check out which songs spark great new plays!

Doors open at 7pm; performances begin at 7:30pm

at Lucid Body House
230 Lexington Avenue
(between 33rd and 34th Streets)
NYC

Tickets are just $20 in advance, and $25 at the door.
And of course there will be beverages available.

Grab your tickets here

All proceeds support Boomerang Theatre Company’s new play programs.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Boomerang Theatre Company

Boomerang Valentines Design

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Donate to our campaign, and we’ll take a pie in the face!

You read that right. Our team is committed to raising money for our Fall/Winter season. So with each milestone hit, we’re getting hit as well.

With a pie in the face.

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Would you like to see these people get hit with pies?

When we hit the $2500 mark, Artistic Director Tim Errickson is going get hit with a cream pie, right in the mug.

Wanna see Managing Director Sue Abbott get hit with a pie? You will, when we hit $5000 in donations.

Cailin Heffernan, John Hurley and Danielle Demisay? Really, you want them to get hit too? Alright, at the $7500 goal, it’ll happen.

And for the pies de resistance (see what we did there?), we’re ALL going to get a pie in the face when we hit the $10,000 goal.

These lovable faces should be splattered in desserts, and only you can make it happen!

Donations begin at as little as $10. Click here to order dessert for these fine people.

We’ve got some pretty interesting perks too, including a walk on role in a Broadway Show. Click here to take a look! You’ve only got until August 31st to make this happen!

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Promo Photos for LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

Hi folks…here are a few pics from Bryant Park’s photo shoot for LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST. More to follow!

(photo by Ethan Lercher for Bryant Park Shakespeare)

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Artwork for Love’s Labour’s Lost

For anyone who hadn’t seen the remarkable artwork for LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, here it is again. Stefano Imbert has outdone himself this season, which includes this piece and the art for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. LLL is directed by Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailín Heffernan.

LLL Artwork Final

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST opens August 14th in Bryant Park at 7pm. The production runs until August 30th.

Would you like to make a donation to support the show? We value your financial support now more than ever.
Thank you in advance!

@boomerangtheatr
#BoomLLL

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First Rehearsals for LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

On Monday July 14th, we began rehearsals for our upcoming production of LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST,directed by Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan. I wanted to share a few pics from the table read. Yes, there are a lot of people in this tiny room!

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LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST runs August 14th-30th in Bryant Park (42nd Street and 6th Avenue)

Would you like to make a donation to help support this production? Please click here!

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Announcing the cast for LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

 

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We’re thrilled to announce the cast for our upcoming production of Shakespeare’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, directed by newly minted Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan. LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST will perform August 14th-30th in Bryant Park.

The cast includes Timothy Babcock (Nathaniel), Amanda Berry (Moth), Deborah Carlson (Holofernes), Eva Gil (Maria), Timothy Hull (Navarre), Jason Loughlin (Berowne), Hannah Jane McMurray (Katherine), Jake Minevich (Dull), Linda S. Nelson (Boyet), Sarah Norris (Jacquenetta), Jared Reinmuth (Don Armado), Natalie Roy (Rosaline), Michael Russinik (Costard), Chris Ryan (Longaville), Sara Thigpen (The Princess of France) and Carsey Walker Jr (Dumaine).

The production team includes Andrew Morton (Stage Manager), Danielle Demisay (Assistant Director), Viviane Galloway (Costumes), Dan Renkin (Fight Direction) and interns Ashley McDonald, Kat Meister, Kristin Papadopoulos and Leah Voysey. Antonio Minino from KampfirePR will handle press, and Stefano Imbert will again design the artwork.

We can’t wait to get started!

Would you like to make a donation to support Love’s Labour’s Lost? Click here to donate. Thank you!

 

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Cailin Heffernan and John Hurley will join the Boomerang staff

We’re really pleased to announce that Cailin Heffernan and John Hurley will be joining Boomerang as Associate Artistic Directors. Both have a long history with the company, and we’re very excited about working with them on future projects.

Cailin Heffernan made her Boomerang debut in 2003 with the world premiere production of Frank Kuzler’s THE SUBSTANCE OF JOHN. She’s directed 9 full productions in our indoor rep seasons, plus numerous readings and workshops (including her own musical LOVELESS, TEXAS). She’ll be making her Boomerang Shakespeare debut with us in a few months when she directs LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST in Bryant Park in August, with Jason Loughlin, Sara Thigpen, Carsey Walker Jr, Jared Reinmuth, Timothy Hull and Natalie Roy leading the cast of 16.

John Hurley has directed 3 full productions for us, including last season’s hit LICKSPITTLES, BUTTONHOLERS AND DAMNED PERNICIOUS GO-BETWEENS at TheatreLab. He’s also directed numerous readings and workshops, most recently the development reading of James Comtois’ OFF TRACK. John will be directing the upcoming production of KING KIRBY by Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente at the Comic Book Theater Festival at The Brick in June.

Cailin’s position will be Associate Artistic Director for Repertory Theatre, with responsibilities for development and production of plays for both outdoor venues and as part of the indoor rep. John will be the Associate Artistic Director for New Writing, with responsibilities for development of The First Flight New Play Festival and working with new writers. Both will be vital in selecting projects for upcoming indoor and outdoor seasons. And both will have a home to develop their own projects under Boomerang’s metaphorical roof. They will join Artistic Director Tim Errickson, Managing Director Sue Abbott and Director of Special Events Danielle Demisay in rounding out the team.

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The full Boomerang staff: (l to r) Tim Errickson, Sue Abbott, John Hurley, Cailin Heffernan and Danielle Demisay

Thanks to both of them for coming on board. It’s an exciting moment for Boomerang in our history and continued growth as an organization.

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A Shakespeare Double Dip this summer

One of Boomerang’s core programs is producing free Outdoor Shakespeare in parks. During our 15 year history, we’ve played 126 free performances, for over 15,000 spectators. Needless to say, we are big fans of Will’s work, and happy to keep his words alive in our parks each summer.   

Boomerang is proud to announce our Summer 2014 lineup…

Scarlet Flower In The Night
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Directed by John Greenleaf
June 21st thru July 20th in Central Park

Love, jealousy, and meddling parents force four teenagers to flee to the forest, right into the middle of a hissy fit between the King and Queen of the fairyland. Can the right pairs of lovers find each other?

 

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LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

In Association with Bryant Park Corporation
Directed by Cailin Heffernan
August 14th thru 30th in Bryant Park

A king and his friends swear an oath to renounce women for three years while studying together. But scholarship and brotherhood take an interesting turn with the arrival of four lovely ladies. The boys go in disguise to woo, but the gals have the upper hand. Don’t they always?

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This summer mark’s Boomerang’s 16th summer of free Shakespeare in New York, with no tickets or lines to wait in. We look forward to seeing you in the park this year.

Would you like to make a contribution to support our free Shakespeare productions?

100% of your donation will go directly to funding costumes, props and rehearsal space. Your donation makes the parks come alive with theater each summer!

Can you donate $250? $100? $50? Or something else?

Your gift helps continue to make New York City the most exciting town in the whole world. If, as Will says, “All the world’s a stage…”, then your support helps make it that way. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.

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A picture of Rock-n-Roles is worth a thousand “Thanks”!

 

Rock n rolesThanks to all who came out to celebrate ROCK-N-ROLES with us on Saturday April 5th. It was a great night of fun and music, with plays inspired by Bob Seger’s “Night Moves”, Hall & Oates “You Make My Dreams Come True”, Bryan Adams’ “Run To You”, Jackson Browne’s “Tender is the Night”, Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” and Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like a Rock”.

Here are some pictures from the event, courtesy of Crystal Arnette

Leah Dietrich and C.L. Weatherstone in "Night Moves"
Leah Dietrich and C.L. Weatherstone in “Night Moves”
Heather Cunningham and Stacey Raymond in "You Make My Dreams Come True"
Heather Cunningham and Stacey Raymond in “You Make My Dreams Come True”
Sandra Williams and Marshall Simon in "Tender is the Night"
Sandra Williams and Marshall Simon in “Tender is the Night”
Gavin Starr Kendall and CJ Walker in "Harvest Moon"
Gavin Starr Kendall and CJ Walker in “Harvest Moon”

Special Thanks to our loud and loyal audiences; our talented actors, directors and playwrights; our crew of sexy volunteers (Gage, Saluda, Jamie); our wonderful stage manager Marci Skolnick; and Event Chair Michael Champness who, along with Lesley Blackledge, did another terrific job behind the bar.

 

All the proceeds from the evening will support Boomerang’s new play development programs, including the FIRST FLIGHT New Play Festival, internal readings of works in progress, and full productions of new plays in our Rep Seasons. 

 

Would you like to make a tax-deductible contribution to support ROCK-N-ROLES and New Play Development? Your donation of $25 or more sustains our continued committment to new writing that examines our shared cultural moment. You can make your secure donation here. Thank you in advance for your generosity!