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Open: 09/11/14- Close: 10/05/14 DINNER WITH THE BOYS BY DAN LAURIA WORLD PREMIERE AT NJ REP
Dan Lauria, star of TV’s The Wonder Years and Sullivan & Son as well as Broadway’s Lombardi and the hit musical A Christmas Story, pens a killer comedy about a couple of old-time wise guys who just want to have a good Italian meal, a few laughs, and tie-up some loose ends before dessert.  The cast includes Dan Lauria, Ray Abruzzo, who played Little Carmine Lupertazzi for four seasons on HBO’s The Sopranos, and Richard Zavaglia, veteran of stage and screen, who has appeared in such films as Donnie Brasco with Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 09/19/14- Close: 09/21/14 DOGFIGHT
 Dogfight is a new musical written by TONY Nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (A Christmas Story) with a book by Peter Duchan -- based on the blockbuster 1991 Warner Bros. film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor; screenplay written by Bob Comfort. 

Dogfight chronicles a final “boys’ night out” for three Marines on November 21, 1963; the eve of their deployment to a growing conflict in Southeast Asia (Vietnam). The Marines plan for a night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. When Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress; he wages a cruel bet with his fellow recruits. However, Rose rewrites the rules of the game and teaches Eddie the power of compassion.

Venue:
White Plains Performing Arts Center : 11 City Place
Open: 09/12/14- Close: 09/27/14 THE CLUB
In the innocuous boardroom of an Australian Rules football club, corruption and greed reign supreme. The Club, an Australian cultural classic debating teamwork and greed, is about a team that hasn't won a game all season, despite forking out a small fortune to acquire a star player who couldn't care less about football. The coach wants to quit, the players threaten to strike, and the club president is embroiled in scandal. But the club's devious administrator, in cahoots with a former player and coach, would dispense with them all if it meant the team had a shot at the championship.

 


About the Company: Australian Made Entertainment

Australian Made Entertainment is an independent arts organization dedicated to bringing Australian works to the United States.

Venue:
Urban Stages : 259 W 30th Street
Open: 09/11/14- Close: 09/28/14 THE POWER OF LOVE: TWO OPERATIC MUSICALS € "OUT THE WINDOW" & "RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER"
Two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab’s operatic parody Out The Window based upon Georges Feydeux’s farce “Par La Fenetre;” and Rappaccini’s Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen.  Out The Window is a one act comic opera set in the late 1950’s/60’s ‘Mad Men’ era.  Rappaccini’s Daughter, from the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a gripping Gothic tale set in medieval Italy.

In "Out The Window" when a willful wife and hapless husband who don’t happen to be married to each other get together to combat a scourge of jealously, will the cure turn out to be worse than the disease? Or, will love prevail?  Out The

Venue:
Theater For The New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: 09/19/14- Close: 10/11/14 THE TWELFTH LABOR
Steeped in the epic realism of O’Neill, yet stylistically unique, The Twelfth Labor tells the story of a family struggling to survive at any cost. Esther, bereft of her husband, struggles mightily to keep her family afloat as they await their father’s return from the war. When her mentally handicapped daughter, Cleo, becomes pregnant Esther is forced to make a series of difficult decisions.

Through Cleo’s fragmented memories, prophetic dreams, and swirling language, we begin to understand the price she and her family have paid for a little dignity. All while they await the return of their long absent father, lost in the war, half a world away.

“The Twelfth Labor is based on my family’s history.

Venue:
Gene Frankel Theater : 24 Bond Street