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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: / / - Close: Open Run Downtown Urban Theater Festival
Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF), now heading into its 12th season, will bring playwrights from across the United States to New York City for three weeks of new theatre at HERE’s Mainstage, April 2 to 19, 2014. Seventeen of America’s best emerging writers and theatrical visionaries will share their stories that interpret our history and our times through live performances fusing theatre, dance, music, media and visual arts. A special addition to this year’s festival will be the U.S. premiere of Two of Us, DUTF’s international selection from Romania.

The full schedule is listed below:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:30pm
Toy Soldierz
by Javier Reyes (California)
Devon Johnson is gunned down while leaving his high school graduation party and wakes up in a coma state trapped between the afterlife and the still

Venue:
Here Arts Center : 145 Avenue of the Americas
Open: 09/04/14- Close: 09/18/14 DRUNKLE VANYA
New York City's ONLY Boozy Chekhov!

Oh, the (Cards Against) Humanity! That's right, people. Get ready for family game night gone terribly awry when we pair up Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya with “the party game for horrible people.” In this unique and beautifully tragic adaptation, we’ll play games, enjoy practical jokes and take shots of all kinds with our favorite angsty Russians! What could be more refreshing than slinging back some chilled vodka with Three Day Hangover’s very own Drunkle Vanya?

Three Day Hangover co-founder Lori Wolter Hudson (R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match) directs a cast

Venue:
Gin Mill : 442 Amsterdam Avenue
Open: 12/15/13- Close: Open Run Handle With Care
 Handle With Care is the “utterly charming” new romantic comedy that tells the story of a young Israeli woman who reluctantly travels with her grandmother to America. Fate and hilarious circumstances bring together the young woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man with little command of romance.

Is their inevitable love an accident?

Or destiny generations in the making?

Venue:
Westside Theatre : 407 West 43rd
Open: / / - Close: Open Run House Of Carte Blanc
An evening of seduction, servants and a machete.

Zemwerk is delighted to present a full-bodied evening with the ever-sparkling Madam Carte Blanc and all those who surround her. A trilogy of one-act plays, supported by two monologues, all written by Stella Maria Perry, take us into a strange and terrible world. Join us on March 8th at the Producers Club Theatres in New York City. The one-acts have all had their own premiers but have never before been performed together.

First on the menu is "Carte Blanc", featuring the talented Schuyler Mastain (Polonius in "HMLT") as Amador, Sarah Davie as Libby, and Kendra Slack as Madam. "Carte Blanc" will be directed by Deborah Mangrum-Price. "Carte Blanc" was first produced at the Cabrini Repertory Theater in 2014.

Venue:
Producers' Club Theaters : 358 West 44th Street
Open: 06/16/04- Close: 12/31/20 Sam Eaton's The Quantum Eye - Mentalism And Magic Show
Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with the audience to make for a unique performance every time. Join Sam on a interactive journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget.

Magician and Mentalist Sam Eaton has been dazzling New York audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006.  The show has proudly been awarded the world record as the longest-running one-man Off-Broadway magic show.

The show is sophisticated and family-friendly, but may not be visually entertaining for children under 7 years of age.

 

PRESS CLIPS:

"Amazing feats of memory, mental agility and apparent mental telepathy . . . Dazzling! Undeniably impressive!"
- New York Post

Venue:
Theatre 80 : 80 St. Marks Place
Open: 10/03/14- Close: 10/26/14 THE ANSWER-KILLING QUESTION BUYS A CRISIS
The Answer-Killing Question Buys a Crisis is biting satire on educational institutions at all levels. Although Western society has long promoted institutionalized education, there have been relatively few inquiries into the nature of this bureaucratic form of learning and how it forces students and teachers to maintain arbitrary standards of knowledge. The play chronicles the struggles of a courageous university student as he rebels against his school's corrupt totalitarian regime and its imposition of a single answer to all possible questions. The school reflects the singular mindset of society as a whole, and the student's professors consider his actions to be criminal. He soon realizes that fighting for his principles is only the beginning; he will soon be fighting for his life, as well.

Venue:
The Crown Theater at The Producers Club : 358 W. 44th St.
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: 02/07/14- Close: Open Run Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical
 

Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical is an off Broadway musical comedy inspired by the true story of a Broadway producer's wife who was jilted by her husband after decades of marriage.  Determined to celebrate a new chapter in her life, she turns to her wickedly witty friends, who together, sing, dance and laugh their way through the ripple effects of divorce and self discovery. 

 

Venue:
DR2 Theatre : 103 East 15th Street