January 4, 2007

New York Daily News – Theater – How the first Dreams came true

Filed under: Broadway,Film,Links,Opinions — offoffbway @ 11:07 pm

In our continuing efforts to put as much information about the original production of DREAMGIRLS as we can, here’s a piece by David Hinckley from the New York Daily News talking about the first three Broadway D’Girls (there’s something they’ve probably never been called before).

New York Daily News – Theater – How the first Dreams came true

July 14, 2006

David Mamet’s EDMOND

Filed under: Film,Listings,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 10:56 am

EDMOND is a screwy play, to the say the least. Unlike Mamet’s better known work (such as Glengarry Glen Ross, which was also made into a film), this is dark without much redemption for the main character. William H. Macy is the premiere interpreter of Mametspeak onstage (he was supposed to play the lead in EDMOND a few years back, but it didn’t work out) and on screen (he’s incredible in Homicide, a Mamet film that’s just plain weird), so he should go to town with this part. As a film, EDMOND will probably be more real and less surreal than it was onstage, a bit more of a thriller with some extra bite. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Read the review in today’s New York Times for a well-measured opinion.

First Independent Pictures presents the motion picture, EDMOND opening
July 14th in New York City at the Quad Cinema on West 13th Street
and at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd.

Please see www.edmondthefilm.com for more info!

Based on the classic play by acclaimed American writer David Mamet – this grisly, psychological journey is a must see.
Tour-de-force performances by William H. Macy, Julia Stiles and others…!

The Woods, Lakeboat, Edmond

Edmond (and other plays)

June 23, 2006

Animation Around the World

Filed under: Film,Listings,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 9:15 pm

Some high-class cartoon fun at BAM.

BAMcinématek Presents Animation Around the World, July 17-31

Highlights from several prestigious animation festivals include the best of Animateka, Ottawa 2005, and the Clermont-Ferrand festival.

Brooklyn, June 23, 2006-BAMcinématek, the repertory film program at BAM Rose Cinemas, presents Animation Around the World, July 17-31. For the first time we are presenting highlights from animation festivals the world over, including hand-drawn, stop-motion, CG works from an international set of filmmakers.

BAM Rose Cinemas “offers one of the most civilized movie-going experiences in the city,” according to The New York Times. General admission tickets to BAM Rose Cinemas are $10. Tickets are $7 for students 25 and under (with valid I.D. Monday-Thursday, except holidays) seniors, children under twelve, and BAM Cinema Club members. Tickets are available at the BAM Rose Cinemas box office, by phone at 718.777.FILM (order by “name of movie” option), or online at www.bam.org. For more information, call the BAMcinématek hotline at 718.636.4100 or visit www.bam.org.

June 21, 2006

CNN delves deep into an important story

Filed under: Film,Links,News,Silliness — offoffbway @ 9:23 pm

This has nothing to do with off-off Broadway, except that the title of the story sounds like it could be the title of a Fringe show.

Video: Is Superman gay?

Superman stuff on Amazon.com

Offiicial Movie Site


May 25, 2006

Free Movie Screening

Filed under: Clubs,Film,Free,Listings — offoffbway @ 9:35 pm

These are from Baird Jones, and are at clubs. There’s dancing while the movie is happening. Not 100% sure how that works, but it’s a free movie, usually a good one. Here’s one for this Saturday:

You are invited to a screening of


“The American Soldier”  (Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, in German with English subtitles, music and dancing continues during the screening.)

Presented by Danny the Wonder Pony and Baird Jones

Saturday, May 27, Free admission from 10:00 – midnight

Avalon Nightclub, 47 W. 20th St. ( Spider Club VIP entrance off 6th Ave. )

Private free vodka mixed drinks reception from 10:00 – 11:30

Free admission for you and your guests from 10:00 until midnight
by saying that you are there for “The Film Party” (ask for doorman Cris)