The Playgoer: 45 Bleecker Lives! (again)

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

45 Bleecker Lives! (again)

The roller-coaster fate of the Greenwich Village 45 Bleecker space seems to be on another upswing.

Louis Salamone, executive producer of the Theatres at 45 Bleecker Street, has announced the creation of The Bleecker Street Theatre Company, a (501c3) non-profit resident theatre company to nurture and develop new works. The idea for the Bleecker Street Theatre Company, which will be headed by Peter Zinn, evolved from 45 Bleecker’s production of the Amish rave drama, Rumspringa by Zinn, which opened in February, 2009.  The new theatre company will develop and workshop new plays in its free Monday Night Play Development Series with the goal of presenting fully produced plays that evolve from the series....
With an opening event headlined by Israel Horovitz, Murray Schisgal, and Quincy Long, it's nice to see a return of the old Greenwich Village to Off Broadway.

Then again:
 “The new company is specifically interested in fostering works that speak to a new generation of theatre goers, and that are easily transferred to film and new media,” said Zinn. 
Well at least their honest about their Hollywood (and subsidiary rights?) ambitions.

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