News and Updates
Support A.R.T./New York and see China Doll
Monday, November 02, 2015 12:00 AM


Support A.R.T./New York with your night out at the theatre!

Just added! A new block of tickets at a reduced price!
What do you get when you combine a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, an Academy Award winning actor, and a Tony Award winning director?
The answer is China Doll, David Mamet's new play on Broadway 
starring Al Pacino and directed by A.R.T./New York 2015 Gala Honoree 
Pam MacKinnon!  
China Doll is the riveting tale of Mickey Ross, a billionaire who buys his young wife an airplane for her wedding gift. But just as the two prepare to jet set into a new life, Mickey receives a phone call that changes everything.
Join us on Tuesday, November 17th for a special preview performance of China Doll and cocktails and an exclusive talk-back with Tony Award Winning Director Pam MacKinnon after the show!
Tickets are $350 $250 per person and all proceeds go to funding A.R.T./New York's vital programs that support theatre in New York City.
Reserve your seats today by contacting Brooke Berescik-Johns, Manager of Individual Giving and Events, on (212) 244-6667 ext. 242 
Tickets are extremely limited, so act fast!
Performance: 7:00 p.m. at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
236 W 45th St., New York, NY 10036.
Drinks reception to follow at a nearby location. 

Small Theatre Saturday
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 12:00 AM


Last month A.R.T./New York was invited by American Express to participate in their Small Business Saturday campaign on Saturday, November 28th, 2015.
Small Business Saturday is now in its sixth year, and it takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The goal is to drive attention and generate attendance and sales at local small businesses. And you don't need to accept the American Express Card to participate!
A.R.T./New York has committed to participating in Small Business Saturday through Small Theatre Saturday! We are inviting you, our member theatres, to consider participating in a discount coupon that will be available on our website only on November 28th. Each theatre can choose a discount that meets their needs and it can be used either for your current show or at a later date.
Since one of the goals of Small Business Saturday is community development and awareness, we will ask users to print the coupon, and take a "selfie" with the coupon and your theatre's logo. Participants will be asked to post their "selfies" on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtags #shopsmall and #smalltheatresaturday!

In order to give your audiences the chance to redeem this coupon, we will need your help by sending out an email blast linking audiences to our website on the morning of Saturday, November 28th.

For more information on American Express' Small Business Saturday, visit their website.
To sign up with A.R.T./New York for Small Theatre Saturday, please contact my wonderful assistant, Rachel Haspel at 212- 244-6667 X 222 or [email protected], or me at ext 228 or [email protected]


Sheri M. Goldhirsch
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00 AM


Dear Members,

Last week the theatre community lost an amazing woman whom I was honored to call my friend: Sheri Goldhirsch.  Sheri was the Artistic Director of Young Playwrights, Inc.  She passed away on Tuesday, September 22nd at the young age of 55.  Many of us did not even know that she was sick; such was the very private nature of this selfless woman.

Sheri began as an Intern at Young Playwrights 34 years ago.  She swiftly rise to become Managing Director, and upon the sudden and untimely death of Young Playwrights former Artistic Director Nancy Quinn (for whom The Nancy Quinn Funds are named) she was named Artistic Director

Like many women who are ‘promoted internally’ Sheri had to ‘prove herself’ worthy of her new artistic role.  And let's face it: Nancy was a tough act to follow!  While Nancy was a redhead with a flair for the dramatic (who can forget her bright red lipstick!); Sheri was a redhead who preferred to be ‘behind the scenes’!

And it was exactly behind the scenes where she did her best work, nurturing young playwrights (teenagers mind you).  This past week those writers used their words to remind us that she was the first person to treat them and address them as playwrights!  Her encouragement to, as YPF once claimed, "Have Their Say," was felt by each and every writer she met.  YPF Founder Stephen Sondheim is right, "Children will listen."  Just read the tributes to Sheri on her Facebook page.

Young Playwright’s Founder and Board Member, Stephen Sondheim had this to say about Sheri:

"The untimely passing of Sheri Goldhirsch is not only a shock to me, but to the entire Young Playwrights Inc. family - a large one, consisting as it does not only of the seven Board Members, but also the 32,300 writers 18 years and younger who have entered their plays in the annual competition (the 340 Winners of which have, as a result, been lucky enough to see their plays professionally staged or produced). Sheri read every one of those plays during her thirty-four years of running the organization, and wrote personal acknowledgments to the playwrights. Sheri devoted her entire career to encouraging young people to find their creative roots and let them grow. Our loss is their loss, and it is a mighty one.”

Sheri left behind an amazing legacy – one which will not truly be realized for a dozen or more years – by the “young playwrights” who continue to write.  They are our future, the next Madeline George, Jonathan Mark Sherman, Julia Jarcho or Lin Manuel Miranda.

With love and sadness,


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