Shaw New York 2013 Will Feature Staged Reading, Shaw Concert and Symposiums in Annual Festival

By Carey Purcell
09 Sep 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw will feature a reading of a new play and symposiums with critics and Shaw scholars during Shaw New York 2013.



All events are held at at The Pearl Theatre Company (555 West 42nd St.). The annual Shaw-based festival will continue through Oct. 13.

Shaw's play You Never Can Tell is currently being performed at the Pearl Theatre in a co-production between The Pearl Theatre Company and Gingold Theatrical Group.

Shaw New York 2013 events follow: 

Sept. 23 at 7 PM
"Otherland by David Cote (TimeOut New York's Theatre editor) — A staged reading of a new play commissioned by Gingold Theatrical Group, featuring Tony winners Nikki M. James and Harriet Harris, directed by David Staller.

"This fascinating comedy follows a young woman determined to come to terms with a past that may or may not be true. Taking a cue from Shaw, who was a theatrical critic turned playwright, all of the plays developed by GTG feature works written by arts journalists." Tickets are $15 ($10 to Pearl subscribers).

Oct. 2 at 8 PM
"A Shaw Concert featuring internationally renowned concert pianist Timo Andres celebrating music that Shaw championed as 'modern' while he was a music critic: Wagner, Strauss, Dvorak, Stravinsky, Brahms. With some of Shaw's favorite Beethoven selections, as well as one of Timo Andres' own works. Mr. Andres will be joined by fellow pianist, David Kaplan." Tickets are $20 ($15 to Pearl subscribers).

Oct. 7 at 2 PM
"Critics' Symposium — Come watch a team of critics examine the ever-changing needs of their field. This panel will include David Cote and Helen Shaw (TimeOut NY), Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune), Jason Zinoman (New York Times), Linda Winer (Newsday), Jeremy Gerard (Bloomberg) with moderator Jeffrey Eric Jenkins. This event is free, with limited seating. Reservations a must."

Oct. 11 at 2 PM
"A Shaw Symposium with an international team of Shaw scholars, directors and actors [who] examine some of the themes most potently raised in Shaw's comedy, You Never Can Tell — Women's rights, modern drama and all of Shaw's pet socio-political favorites. This event is free, with limited seating. Reservations a must." 

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches).

Tickets to all events are available by calling (212) 563-9261 or visiting pearltheatre.org.