Triad Theater Rebrands Itself as Stage 72; Venue to Re-Launch in November
18 Oct 2012
The Triad Theater will relaunch in November as Stage 72, opening with two special editions of Celebrity Autobiography. The renovated space will officially debut during the New York Comedy Festival.
Peter Martin and Rick Newman have transformed the space over the last five years to "evoke a stunning cinema palace of yesteryear with a brand new lighting scheme, coffered ceilings, marble tiles, and a custom built green room with surround sound."
Highlights of the Comedy Festival include Celebrity Autobiography, featuring Janeane Garofalo, Tony Danza, Rachel Dratch, Mario Cantone, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Jennifer Tilly and Alan Zweibel (Nov. 8 at 7 and 9:30 PM); as well as Who Killed Woody Allen? (Nov. 9); A Conversation with Susie Essman hosted by David Steinberg (Nov. 10); followed by Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour) starring James Braly and featuring a talkback with Meredith Vieira later that evening.
Stage 72 will also present the nightlife production Gotham Burlesque, as well as a new independent film screening series with Emerging Pictures.
Stage 72 is located at 158 West 72nd Street. Tickets for the New York Comedy Festival can be purchased online at NYComedyFestival.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.