Wingspan Productions

With the belief that live theatre has become an endangered species Wingspan Productions seeks to ensure that audiences experience live theatre’s transforming qualities. Through new work as well as remountings of classic plays and musicals Wingspan Productions will explore the relationship between character and consequence.


Past Seasons


Music and Lyrics by William Finn.
Book by William Finn and James Lapine.

A CONCERT STAGING TO BENEFIT WINGSPAN’S
SUMMER CONSERVATORY PROGRAM

FEBRUARY 17 & 18, 2011
7:30 PM
@ Beacon High School, 227 W. 61st Street

$20

Falsettos chronicles the struggles of one family to stick together, no matter the obstacles. At the center is Marvin, who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son’s bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread. A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and musical score.

FEATURING:
Paul Ashley
Jessica Bashline
Doug Chitel
Jennifer Herzog
Kenzo Repola
Angela Shultz
Jonathan Whitton

“Exhilarating and heartbreaking…. Falsettoland gains exponentially in power by being seen only 15 minutes, instead of 9 years, after the first installment.”—-The New York Times

“A masterly feat of comic storytelling and … visionary musical theater.”—-Variety

“What a treasure this is: brave and hilarious, charming, disarming, loaded with honest sentiment and cynicism.”— The New York Newsday

FALSETTOS is presented in a special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Wingspan Arts and The NYU Players Club present:

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Evan Mueller

April 16, 2010 at 8PM
April 17, 2010 at 8PM
April 18, 2010 at 3PM and 8PM
Roy Arias Studio Theater
300 west 43rd street, 5th floor

Shakespeare’s at it again. As You Like It is the story of an unfortunate group of outcasts forced to leave their homes and create a new life. But they end up finding love in unlikely places and unlikelier ways.

‘The little foolery that wise men have makes a great show.’

Starring:
Kersti Bryan*, JP Matthews, Brandon Murphy, Quinn Mander*, Charles Baker, Nat Cassidy*, Angela Cristantello, Jared Nepute, Will Roland, Jordan Stanley, Bryan Welnicki, Alanna Fox, Meghan Dixon, Kenny Francoeur, Elena Glass

*Appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association


Wingspan Productions presents a reading of

Quilt, A Musical Celebration

A collage of stories for, from and about the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

“Out of something terrible, there is something beautiful”

Book: Jim Morgan, Merle Hubbard and John Schak
Lyrics: Jim Morgan
Music: Michael Stockler

New Material:
Book and Lyrics: Dan Collins
Music: Julianne Wick Davis

October 26th, 2009 at 4PM and 7PM
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
416 W. 42nd street 4th floor
Same building as Playwrights Horizons

 


One Word, Two Shows

Love(d) In Four Shorts 4 short plays written by Kayla S. Cagan
Directed by Jessica Bashline and Marissa Porto

If there’s any word more powerful than love, it is loved. Come watch these four short jabs on young love and the sucker punch of being loved.

October 18th, 2008 at 9PM, October 19th, 2008 at 7PM

Sondheim: The Love Songs, A Cabaret
Directed by Jessica Bashline

From “Assassins” to “West Side Story”, songs of love for everybody. Starring Wingspan Arts Conservatory graduates — come see these bright new stars!

October 18th, 2008 at 7:30PM, October 19th, 2008 at 8:30 PM