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Open: 04/27/14- Close: 04/27/14 A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-14 season with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra’s A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, featuring vocalist Deloris King Williams, on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm) or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org. 

 

This special Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald program will present many of Ella's original big band arrangements, graciously made available to Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG) by the Smithsonian Institution’s Jazz Program with the assistance of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.

Venue:
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: 12/05/13- Close: 05/17/14 Adrift (Hoes on the High Seas)
From the team that brought you the long running All About Meat(the Garcias) comes the camp-alicious Adrift. We dare you to enter the world of the notorious Rivoli Nightclub in Havana, Cuba. Mingle with the infamous Rivoli Girls, Maria, Maribel, Marisol and Marijuana. Watch them as they perform their last number before leaving their lives of sin, sex and self deception and set off aboard a raft to pursue life, liberty, happiness and rich husbands in America. The ladies are joined on their trip to freedom by stowaways, Mario the Nazi stage manager and the insatiable Antonio, their manager and part time lover. We bring you scandal, debauchery, lot's of heart and FUN.
Venue:
Duo Theatre : 62 E. 4th St.
Open: 04/24/14- Close: 04/27/14 After The Dance
This new immersive production of the British classic play will be an evening you will never forget. Set at the home of a high living, hard drinking wealthy Brooklynite, After The Dance will take you on a journey of one man's fall from grace as he grapples with a life so heavy with irony that it is empty of any substance. Follow the characters via live video feeds and active participation, and witness the debauchery and tragedy unfolding throughout the night. Part party, part play, this will be an evening of dancing, live music, sarcasm, custom cocktails, and Rattigans' prescient text. Too dark for the time it was originally written, we bring you this classic like you never seen it before.


Arts.Performance

Venue:
Gemini {e_venue}amp; Scorpio Loft : Gowanus
Open: 02/21/07- Close: 02/24/07 Antichrist Lament
Antichrist Lament is the story of Issa Mohammed, a contemporary African-American poet, who is inadvertently arrested for conspiring to commit terrorist acts due to his connections with the New Harlem World Order (a radical reparations organization). Antichrist Lament celebrates the life and poetry of Issa Mohammed, and explores the questionable circumstances surrounding his murder while detained. Martyred after his death, he is portrayed as a modern day prophet and Messiah for people of African descent.
Venue:
Theatre Studio at BMCC : 199 Chambers Street
Open: 03/08/14- Close: 06/14/14 ALIVE! A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF A GENERATION
“Real people, telling real stories!”

ALIVE! is a musical celebration of a generation featuring a full company of performers who are age 55 and over. ALIVE! features a unique blend  of  gospel, jazz, R&B and pop music – songs that served as a soundtrack for this generation.  Through the music, and through authentic stories and testimonies, the ALIVE! cast tell how it used  to be, and how life could be going forward . . . at  any age.  They are ALIVE!  . . . and kickin'.

 


About the Company: Mama Foundation of the Arts

Mama's mission is to present, preserve, and promote the history and fundamentals of gospel, jazz, and rhythm and blues music for current and future generations.

Venue:
Dempsey Theater : 127 W 127th Street
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 04/27/14 BOOK CLUB.
A book club meeting in 1953 starts to unravel as recent gossip surrounding Claire's 6-year old son leaks into the conversation and debate surrounding an even more radical piece of popular young adult literature, The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. Tensions rise in an unusual, uncomfortable display of a sugar-coated war of subtext and banter between these 5 society women. Claire must find a way to stand up for her son and herself, without alienating her family from the entire neighborhood. Flipping between 1953 and Claire's earlier years in the late 1940's, the story shows a woman who was born too early trying to survive in suburban America during the era of the Cold War, and begs the question: What happens when our society fails to protect our children's innocence? And when, or why, does a mother cross the line of protection?


Cast
Kelsey Lake as Claire Gardner
Carly

Venue:
PACE University Room 311 : 140 Williams St.
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 05/17/14 The Brink of Us
The Deer Players (Producers Julia Piker and Peter Staley) will present the World Premiere of THE BRINK OF US by Delaney Britt Brewer (Wolves at 59e59) April 25-May 17 at South Oxford Space (138 South Oxford Street between Atlantic Ave and Hanson Place, Brooklyn). The production will be directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni (AliceGraceAnon with New Georges) and feature Daniel Cuff, Tom Kelsey, Starr Kirkland, Annelise Nielsen, Julia Piker, Peter Staley, Zachary J. Smith, and Linda Tardif. The creative team will include Set and Lighting Design by Nick Francone (Vampire Cowboys) with assistance from Rachel Schapira, and Costume Design by Ethan Berube. The production is presented with support from New Georges.

Eight friends reunite for a weekend getaway. Drinks are poured. Snow falls and doesn't stop.

Venue:
South Oxford Space : 138 South Oxford Street
Open: 10/28/13- Close: 05/16/14 Broadway Credits
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<b>Beauty and the Beast 'Bonjour, Girl!' YouTube Sensation: MICAH McCAIN returns to the stage of The Duplex Cabaret Theater, after his SOLD OUT NYC Cabaret debut: HEY GURL!, for his latest extravaganza: BROADWAY CREDITS!

THE SHOW AND PERSONALITY ONCE AGAIN NAMED <a href="http://www.timeout.com/newyork/gay-lesbian/micah-mccain-broadway-credits" target="_blank">CRITICS' PICK BY TimeOut New York</a> and FEATURED ON AND IN <a

Venue:
The Duplex Cabaret Theater : 61 Christopher Street (at Seventh A
Open: 01/20/14- Close: 08/31/14 BUYER & CELLAR
Starring MICHAEL URIE (TV's Ugly Betty) Written by Jonathan Tolins Directed by Stephen BrackettMichael Urie is scheduled to perform the role of Alex More through March 16, 2014Please be advised the performance begins promptly and there is NO LATE SEATING. ***** BEST OF 2013 *****Including: New York Times, Associated Press, Hollywood Reporter, New York Post, New York Daily News, NPR, Newsday, The Huffington Post, am New York, New York Observor, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Entertainment Weekly, NBC NY, Playbill, Towleroad, and TIMEOUT NY."THE FUNNIEST SHOW OF THE YEAR!" -New York Observer "A TRIUMPH! The Most Talked About Comedy Of The Season.
Venue:
Barrow Street Theatre : 27 Barrow Street
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: 11/07/13- Close: 05/18/14 Brooklyn Center's 2013/2014 Theatre Series
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 59th season of diverse, family friendly theater and musical theater performances, including the Off-Broadway holiday hit My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays, the acclaimed Golden Dragon Acrobats performing their theatrical spectacle Cirque Ziva, and five theater performances for children as part of Brooklyn Center’s Target Storybook Series.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2013-2014 Season includes:

  • ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle
  • Steve Solomon in My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays
  • СНЕГУРОЧКА (The Snow Maiden)
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No

Venue:
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: 05/03/14- Close: 05/04/14 Catladies
The dogs retrieved the Constitution from its perch and chewed it up like a rubber chipmunk, forcing the lawyers to turn catty as they attempt to save the feline only pet store/mecca of CatSmartCo before it is infiltrated by canines under the banner of affirmativeaction. But the NÜTER-ing (No Undermining of True Equal Rights) Movement may get snipped before it has begun. This queer musical is a low tech farce with flinging toy cats, spears made from broomsticks, and helmets with ears on top. If somebody finds enlightenment from viewing Catladies, the writer will salute him or her.

Show dates and times: May 3rd and 4th at 4pm

www.catladiesthemusical.com

http://offsidesnjproductions.wordpress.com


Arts.Theatre

Venue:
The Producers Club : 358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
Open: 05/03/14- Close: 05/04/14 Classical Nobility
Join the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony and its music director David Bernard for its Season Finale including Dvorák's thrilling Symphony No. 8 and Brahms' sublime Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring the brilliant Spencer Myer.


Classical"

Music.Classical

Venue:
All Saints Church : 230 East 60th Street
Open: 04/28/14- Close: 05/03/14 Click Chamber
Ribbon Candy is a potent drug, perverting the streets, and being the demon of choice. Crime waits for no man, and the learning curve is overshot as soon as you step foot on the road. These are stories from 3 AM, on a muggy, rainy night. Steam billows from sewer hatches while you've got gin on your breath, and an empty wallet from being crushed in pool.

Then you stumble onto a dealer, and he says you can fly over the rainbow...but take the purple pill. Purple is by far the best.

Six characters will tell their stories, intertwined by something other than fate, and brought together by the most human and no longer human of conditions death and each other.


Starring in order of appearance:

Aaron Krygier - The Narrator
Peter Calieri - The Boss
Bryan Patrick Stoyle - Charlie (The Idiot)
Hilary Walker - The Daughter
Justin Karcher - The Poet
Lamont Bellsarios -

Venue:
The Producers Club (Crown Theater) : 358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
Open: 04/28/14- Close: 04/28/14 Concordia Tour Choir Home Concert
The Concordia Tour choir will be embarking on their yearly tour in May. This year's tour will take the choir to the Northeast US including: CT, NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, and RI. Come support the choir as they get ready to head out on the road.


Classical"

Music.Classical

Venue:
Concordia College-New York : 171 White Plains Road
Open: 02/28/14- Close: 04/25/14 Cojones: Variety Show with Balls for a Buck
Singers who want to twerk. Dancers who want to juggle daggers. Comics who dare to get serious. Perhaps some X-rated ventriloquism. The monthly variety showcase called COJONES invites a dozen performers to try something onstage they've always wanted to do but didn't have the you-know-whats to try. This is the craziest variety show you've never seen.

Host Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit) will be joined by Amanda Duarte (Dead Darlings) and the Liz Heeden Tiny Band for an evening of fun and frivolity - all for one dollar. COJONES plays Friday, April 25 at 11 p.m., Friday, January 31 at the The People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), 123 East 24th Street (off Park Ave).

Venue:
People's Improv Theater (The PIT)" : 123 E 24th (btwn Park and Lex)
Open: 01/04/14- Close: 06/30/14 Comedysportz
ComedySportz is one of the fastest, funniest, and cleanest comedy shows in NYC. The all-ages event has two teams of comedy improv players going head-to-head for the love, laughter, & applause of the audience. In each ComedySportz NYC improv show, a referee guides the players through a gauntlet of improv songs, scenes and games, bestowing points and calling fouls along the way. In the end, one team will win the coveted trophy and title of New York Comedy Champion.

Venue:
Broadway Comedy Club : 318 West 53rd Street
Open: 04/23/14- Close: 05/10/14 DEBUTANTE. A New Play
The hilarious and singular new play DEBUTANTE is back and getting its world premiere production! Following its sold-out performance at Ars Nova, there's no better place to bring one of ANT Fest's most talked about shows than to the beautiful Bernie Wohl Theater.

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: 02/06/14- Close: 05/01/14 Dingmantics
February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st

Sam Dingman hosts this monthly open-mic as part of his storytelling podcast "Dingmantics." (samdingman.tumblr.com/dingmantics) Each month, four randomly-selected storytellers will take the stage, followed by a featured performer to close the show. All stories will be recorded for possible inclusion on the podcast, and every performer will take home a recording of their piece. Come share your antics with Dingmantics! With Featured Guest: TBA


Arts.Theatre

Venue:
The Tank @ 46th Street : 151 w. 46th St. (b/t 6th and 7th Av
Open: 04/10/14- Close: 05/04/14 Don Juan, or, The Wages of Debauchery
This Don Juan story by Vit Horejs of Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre is not a long dusty opera, nor is it unsuitable for the kids. In 18th century Europe, Don Juan ("Don Shajn") was among the top "hits" of the Czech marionette repertoire when the only theatre truly available in small towns and villages were shows by itinerant puppeteers. Their plays were a whimsical mixture of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," heroic legends, and rudimentary pre-Shakespearean tragedies. There is nothing very glamorous about the character of Don Juan in this Czech puppet playhe ends up as a common robber, hungry, rejected by all his former conquests and riled constantly by his inept servant Kasparek, the earthy Bohemian cousin of Mr. Punch and Leporello.
Venue:
The Jan Hus Playhouse : 351 E 74th Street
Open: 05/05/14- Close: 05/05/14 DANCE AGAINST CANCER
Producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht have partnered with the American Cancer Society to present the forth annual Dance Against Cancer on Monday, May 5, 2014 with cocktails at 6pm (VIP ticket only), followed by a performance at 7pm, and a post-show reception at the AXA Equitable Theater, 787 Seventh Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Streets), NYC. Tickets are $150 ($300 for VIP) and are available at dacny.org.

 

VIP tickets include the pre-event reception beginning at 6pm, preferred seating, post-event reception and gift bag. General admission tickets include the performance and post-event reception only. All proceeds from this event will benefit research initiatives as well as all patient and family services programs that American Cancer Society funds.

 

Venue:
AXA Equitable Theater : 787 Seventh 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: / / - 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: 04/05/14- Close: 05/31/14 EEEK! A MOUSICAL
This musical fable is brought up to date in a fun & lively show for all ages. Bara, our City Mom (JULIA MENN) is finding the hectic pace of life a little bit frustrating, with all the new technology and longs for an escape to the Country to visit her sister, Clarisa (VICKI OCEGUERA) and her family. A few hours proves to be all the Peace & Quite this gang can take! And, when the country mice go to the city they find the throngs of people and honking horns are a little too frightening! Does each family realize their Happiness, may not be everyone's Happiness??? Does this fable make the point that each of us is different and we should love and respect our differences? Ya Darn-Tootin'.

"Holy Cow What A Treat! A sweet and entertaining show terrific opportunity for older folks and children to experience and enjoy theatre together.

Venue:
STAGE 72 : 158 West 72nd Street - 2nd Floor
Open: 04/05/14- Close: 05/31/14 EEEK! A MOUSICAL
 

            "Eeek! A Mousical" is a 21st Century update of the Aesop Fable, 'A City Mouse & A Country Mouse' starring JULIA MENN as Bara, the City Mom and VICKI OCEGUERA as Clarisa, the Country Mom.

            When the City Mom only wants a little peace and quiet at the dinner table away from the screeching traffic, cell phones and texting, she accepts an invitation for she and her family to visit her sister in the country. Her husband Brad (CHAPMAN RIEDEL) and son Benjamin (BARRY LEE SHEPPARD) are not too keen on sewing circles, crawdad fishing and Hard Red Wheat Pageants and Hilarity ensues!!!

Venue:
Stage 72 (Formerly the Triad NYC) : 158 WEST 72ND STREET
Open: 04/07/13- Close: 04/05/15 Felines Attack!
Yesterday it was a parade, today a slaughter. They've been waiting for revenge for 10,00 years...


Burlesque"

Venue:
SmartTix Event Center : 312 W 36th St
Open: 04/07/13- Close: 04/05/15 Felines Attack!
Yesterday it was a parade, today a slaughter. They've been waiting for revenge for 10,00 years...


Burlesque"

Acts/Attractions.Burlesque

Venue:
SmartTix Event Center : 312 W 36th St
Open: 04/28/14- Close: 05/01/14 Fordham/Primary Stages: NINA
Fordham/Primary Stages MFA in Playwriting

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Nina
By Jenny Rachel Weiner
Directed by Sarah Krohn

Meet Nina. She's from Florida, she grew up in the 90's, and she talks to her Mom six times a day. Shaken by the news that her best friend/back-up-husband is marrying her polar opposite, Nina is catapulted back to the traumatic time of her Bat Mitzvah, when she first realized how scary it is to grow up.

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April 28 , April 29, April 30, and May 1 at 7:30pm
The Veronica Lally Kehoe Theatre


Arts.Theatre

Venue:
Veronica Lally Kehoe Studio Theatre - Fo : 113 West 60th Street (at Columbus A
Open: 02/28/14- Close: 04/25/14 GAY CAMP
After a sold-out run at FringeNYC, an extension at The Players Theatre, and a run at The Duplex Cabaret, the critically acclaimed hit comedy Gay Camp will return to The Duplex beginning February 28th and running every Friday night.

Gay Camp is a quick-change farce that follows the stories of several young campers at a gay reform camp. They have been sent away by their parents to be 'fixed'. Instead, they learn how to love themselves and one another.

Start with a deliciously evil headmaster facing off against a loud-and-proud young camper, throw in a few electrified fences, disco balls, Cher power ballads, gay Twister, Michele Bachmann surprises, slow-motion fantasies, lessons in Straight vs. Gay, whips, handcuffs, flannel, and more innuendos than you can shake a dildo at, and you've got Gay Camp.

Venue:
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre : 61 Christopher St.
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 04/26/14 Hikari
Hikari is a Multimedia Performance experience which combines contemporary dance, live music, video feed, ambience lighting and filmed projections. The play itself last 40 minutes and is presented as triptych with two interludes, where all the elements are featured.

Hikari is a triptych which reveals the constant struggle between opposed forces that are paradoxically intertwined. From darkness, comes light. With light, comes searching. The search begets a desperation that threatens to consume it all and drag the subject to the deep dark, descending into the underworld. Nevertheless, even when sunk in the depths, the individual can surmount this disposition and grows, expanding like a song, like waves to light, from larva to butterfly from searcher to Illuminated, going from internal journey to the plenitude of the Self.

Hikari. Original idea by Dora Hagerman and Héctor Murrieta.

Venue:
CPR - Center for Performance Research : 361 Manhattan Ave
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