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Open: 04/15/14- Close: 04/27/14 BALLET HISPANICO
Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater from April 15-27, 2014 with 15 performances featuring four dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now. 

 

The extraordinary lineup of works, curated by Eduardo Vilaro in his fourth year as Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, features El Beso, a stunning world premiere by Spanish native Gustavo Ramírez Sansano with original costumes by internationally renowned fashion designer Angel Sanchez.  Other highlights include three Joyce premieres: Sombrerísimo, Belgo-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s athletic tour de force for six male dancers; Umbral, Edgar Zendejas’s seductive interpretation of the beloved Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead); and

Venue:
Joyce Theater : 175 Eighth Avenue
Open: 04/23/14- Close: 05/10/14 DEBUTANTE.
DEBUTANTE. follows the preparations and ultimate debut of a group of restless young heiresses living in decadence during a worldwide financial crisis. With late night bike rides, TAB soda overdoses and Jazzercise sessions inspired by the famed soap opera "Dynasty", these poor little rich girls must come of age as they come out to the world.

Inspired by real life debutantes Barbara Hutton and and Brenda Frazier, it is an unexpectedly loving portrait of a group of young women anxious to find their worth in a world defined by the almighty dollar.

Venue:
Bernie Wohl Center @ Goddard Riverside C : 647 Columbus Avenue
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 05/11/14 King Lear
Broadway veteran and Titan Company Member Terry Layman returns to the Titan stage this Spring, assuming the title role in this searing new production of Shakespeare’s epic masterpiece. Both an intimate family drama about an aging king and his three daughters and an explosive political commentary, LEAR explores the most basic themes of our existence: love and loyalty; friendship and betrayal; destiny and the overwhelming inevitability of a life nearing its end. 

About the Company: TITAN Theatre Company

Conceived by friends Kevin Beebee, Lenny Banovez and Laura Frye with the goal of breathing new life and clarity into classical works of theatre through visceral, challenging, ensemble-driven productions, TITAN Theatre Company began performing in 2009 in a Tex-Mex Bar

Venue:
Queens Theater : 14 United Nations Ave South
Open: 04/17/14- Close: 05/04/14 NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, A NEW MUSICAL
Suitable for all ages, an original musical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale with a cast of 35 Iincluding 6 children), including Broadway star Luba Mason* (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, How to Succeed, Sunset Blvd.), Cabaret luminary Karen Kohler* (Das Cabaret, Vienna to Weimar w/ KT Sullivan), Becca Gottlieb* (Nat. Tours: Damn Yankees, The Wedding Singer), and Douglas McDonnell (Metropolitan & New York City Operas), A comedic satire. Memorable characters. Famous romantic 1830’s novel with themes of class inequality & social injustice.

Join the Crummles Troupe in protest mode as they bring The Nickleby Family, The Squeers, The Cheerybles, Smike, Newman Noggs and an array of early Victorian era characters to life.

Venue:
Theater For The New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 05/04/14 RASCALS WITH ALTITUDE
General Mischief Dance Theatre presents its spring performance, Rascals with Altitude.  Performances will take place from April 25 – May 4 at The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street, NYC.  Tickets are $20 in advance for general admission ($25 at the door, $15 for students and seniors, $10 to children ten and under) and are available at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2754 or by calling (212) 714-4694.  Performances: Friday, April 25 at 8pm; Saturday, April 26 at 8pm; Sunday, April 27 at 5pm; Friday, May 2 at 8pm; Saturday, May 3 at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday, May 4 at 3pm.  Appropriate for ages 4 and up.

 

Venue:
Connelly Theater : 220 East 4th Street
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 05/17/14 THE BRINK OF US
Eight friends reunite for a weekend getaway. Drinks are poured. Snow falls and doesn’t stop. At the heart of all the levity is one dark secret that binds the group together, but as the resources and the pleasantries start to dwindle, a revelation threatens to tear the friends apart. The Brink of Us artfully, and ominously, tells the story of how the ghosts of our past can come howling into the present. Remember to lock the door; it's treacherous outside, and the deer are getting hungry...


About the Company: The Deer Players

THE DEER PLAYERS are an ensemble performance collective founded by Peter Staley, Julia Piker and Kara-Lynn Vaeni. We find inspiration in machines, science fiction/horror/fantasy, whimsy, the power of the human body, and the music and fashion of the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and beyond.

Venue:
South Oxford Space : 138 South Oxford Street