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Open: / / - Close: Open Run 18th Annual TRU VOICES New Plays Reading Series Submissions Accepted through 1/13
Theater Resources Unlimited is accepting submissions to the 18th Annual TRU VOICES New Plays Reading Series Deadline: January 13, 2016 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now accepting submissions for the 2016 TRU VOICES New Play Reading Series through January 13, 2016 (extended to January 20, 2016 for TRU members and plays with producers attached). For full submission guidelines and application, visit The TRU Voices New Play Reading Series encourages submissions from emerging and established producers who are interested in testing the waters with a new work, and offers an opportunity for them to forge relationships with writers. TRU also accepts submissions from writers and tries to match them with a sponsoring producer for the series.
Theater Resources Unlimited/TRU Plays : 309 W. 104th Street, #1D
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2015-16 season on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2pm with Two Beans Productions’ Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move. Based on Judith Viorst’s best-selling Alexander…series, this new family musical teaches us that home isn’t a house or a place on a map—it’s wherever you are when you’re with the people who love you.  Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).


About the show

Alexander has just received some really, really, really, really, really, really bad news.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: 04/21/16- Close: 05/08/16 ALL OVER THE MAP
In All Over The Map, Bill Bowers takes audiences on a 30-year globe spanning adventure ride through 50 states and 25 countries. Assisted by two hookers, one bunny, and his mastery of mime, Bowers vividly depicts cultural differences through his travels and personal connections, sharing fantastical characters and indelible memories. The New York Times hailed Bowers’ previous work as “Zestful and endearing [and] full of life.”

All Over The Map, written by Bill Bowers and directed by Martha Banta, will begin performances Thursday, April 21st and open Wednesday, April 27th for a limited run through Sunday, May 8th. The show will be performed at The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) on Theatre Row. Tickets are $36.25 and are available by visiting ,More Information »

Lion Theatre @ Theatre Row : 410 West 42nd Street
Open: 05/05/16- Close: 05/22/16 AN AMERICAN DRUM CIRCLE
An American Drum Circle is a turn-of-the-millennium comic-drama in which an innocent American girl hopes to escape the failures of her pious father by taking refuge in an intense relationship with a young Nigerian émigré. But he has family skeletons of his own. Together, their family roots entangle them in a web of fraud and falsehood.

The cast features Kathleen Grace Fiori, Dennis Fox, Nneoma Nkuku, Serge Thony, and Rick Younger

UP Theater Company (James Bosley, Artistic Director) was founded in 2010 by Inwood theater artists who endeavored to bring professional productions to their neighborhood of Northern Manhattan. Eschewing crowd-pleasing chestnuts, UP produces provocative new work by contemporary playwrights.

Tabernacle Theater : 551 Fort Washington Avenue
Open: 04/22/16- Close: 05/14/16 Arsene Lupin Vs Sherlock Holmes
The Mystery of the Fair Haired Lady

There is a great secret surrounding the Chateau Thibermesnil and the mysterious fair-haired lady!  A strange murder as well as the theft of the famous Blue Diamond have both taken place right under the noses of the French Police, and the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin is the primary suspect!  After a failed investigation by the Sûreté’s Inspector Ganimard the French Police decide to call for the help of the famous English detective, Sherlock Holmes, who has sworn to solve the mystery, recover the stone and arrest his rival – all in less than three days!



$18 – General Admission

$9 – Student / Senior

Gene Frankel Theater : 24 Bond Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Ballet Hispanico at The Joyce Theater



April 5-10, 2016

New York Premiere of Flabbergast by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano

Bury Me Standing by Ramón Oller

Club Havana by Pedro Ruiz

Fun and Interactive En Familia Matinee for Families on Saturday, 4/9


Joyce Theater : 175 Eighth Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism
Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism!

TD Bank Ballpark

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11am


Big Apple Circus has joined with world-renowned Autism Spectrum Disorders experts to adapt The Grand Tour for families with members on the spectrum and create a joyful experience for all. The adapted show includes the same world-class artistry as the full performance with a shorter running time, adjusted lights and sound, a calming center, pictorial social narratives, and specially trained staff and volunteers to assure a memorable event for everyone!


The Grand Tour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains, and

TD Bank Ballpark : 1 Patriots Park
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Big Apple Circus Returns to TD Bank Ballpark With the New Jersey Premiere of The Grand Tour
Big Apple Circus returns to Bridgewater, New Jersey for the company’s 38th season with the New Jersey Premiere of The Grand Tour! Tickets start at $25, and the show runs from February 12 – March 13, 2016 under the Big Top at TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Park (GPS: 860 East Main Street) Bridgewater, NJ. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit The Grand Tour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began touring the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. With every seat less than 50 feet from the stage, audiences will be awed by the world-class entertainers as they perform breathtaking acts from the four corners of the globe.
TD Bank Ballpark : 1 Patriots Park
Open: 05/15/16- Close: 06/12/16 Big Apple Circus presents The Grand Tour

Big Apple Circus

Returns to Cunningham Park

with the Queens Premiere of

The Grand Tour

May 15 – June 12, 2016


Big Apple Circus returns to Cunningham Park for the company’s 38th season with the Queens Premiere of The Grand Tour! Tickets start at $25, and the show runs from May 15 – June 12, 2016 under the Big Top at Cunningham Park, located at Union Turnpike and 196th Street in Oakland Gardens,

NY 11363. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit


Big Top at Cunningham Park : Union Turnpike and 196th Street
BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) present HOME in a collaborative evening at Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, Gibney Dance Center NYC, from June 16-18, 2016 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 advanced sales online and $20 at the door. They will be available in late April at or by calling the Gibney Dance Center box office at 646.837.6809.


HOME draws upon ritualistic and traditional processes to elucidate the concept of home through interpersonal encounters, environments and the pursuit of self and collective understanding.

Gibney Dance Center : 890 Broadway 5th Floor
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Cardboard Robot Battle V rises from the Snow Storm
An evening of Cardboard Carnage, Ring Girls, Awesome live music, inter-match shows, drink specials and so so much more.  This is our signature event where industrious nerds construct cardboard robots for the ultimate showdown.  6 Matches and our Battle Royal and when the dust settles one cardbot will emerge victorious!


9 Contestants will build their own robot out of cardboard and packing tape. These are the only materials allowed!!  They should paint and decorate their robots, but more importantly they create cardboard killing machines.

Robots should be of "vehicle" design, similar to the Mars Rover or other type machines. Contestants are not allowed to create humanoid robot costumes.

Standard Toykraft : 722 Metropolitan Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Celebration of American Circus Awards
Circus Now and Big Apple Circus In Association With Jonathan S. Cerullo | JSCTheatricals present The 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus Evolving Circus Honoree: Bill Irwin with David Shiner presenting the award featuring Emcee Thom Wall January 5, 2016 at 8pm at Lincoln Center New York, NY – To honor and spotlight the distinguished achievements in the American circus arts, Circus Now together with the Big Apple Circus, in association with Executive Producer and Director Jonathan S. Cerullo, JSC Theatricals, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Celebration of American Circus at the Big Top at Lincoln Center on January 5, 2016 at 8pm. Part ceremony, part performance, the Celebration of American Circus will honor four artists and/or organizations that have been prominent in the circus arts landscape in America, while spotlighting the thriving state of the circus arts

Lincoln Center : 10 Lincoln Plaza
Eryc Taylor Dance will present the U.S. premiere of The Exhibit, five contemporary dance works choreographed by Eryc Taylor in collaboration with company members, running for six performances, October 15 – 18, 2015 at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 W. 14th Street. The pieces will be performed consecutively in one large performance space; the audience will be seated intimately around the dancers, within steps of the performance. The Exhibit features company members Jessica Aronoff, Caroline Brethenoux, Jessica Featherson, Dafni Mari, Jesus Olivera, Timothy Patterson and Camille Workman. The Exhibit premiered last month at the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea Avant Garde in Mexico, garnering rave reviews and playing to cheers and standing ovations.
Alchemical Theatre Laboratory : 104 W 14th Street
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana celebrates the fundamental power and diversity of flamenco in Voces de Andalucia, the company’s 2016 NYC season, May 3-8 at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAM Fisher Building, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, New York.


Founded in 1983, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of this country's longest-established flamenco companies, dedicated to promoting flamenco as a living, evolving art form. Following its successful BAM Fisher debut last year, the company returns with a program featuring four commissioned works of contemporary Spanish dance and music, including two world premieres.


Performances take place May 3-8, 2016, (evenings, Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30pm; matinees, Saturday and Sunday, 2:00pm) at BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, New

Brooklyn Academy of Music - BAM Fisher : 321 Ashland Place
Open: 04/30/16- Close: 05/22/16 GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY
Gorey centers on the enigmatic and endearing artist at different stages of his life and spans 50 years from young adulthood to shortly before his death. This bold new play is an introspective study that fuses fact and fiction using lush projections and inventive storytelling. Gorey investigates the artist’s dark imagination, his personal demons, and the heartbreaking loneliness of creative genius. The result is a compelling collection of fragmented memories that are lyrical, revealing, and often funny. Each fragment brings us one step closer to distinguishing the man from the literary myth.

About the Company: Life Jacket Theatre Company

We create smart, original, and unpredictable theatre. We produce investigative works based on real-life stories, often engaging with the people whose stories we tell.

Here Arts Center : 145 Avenue of the Americas
Open: 05/13/16- Close: 05/21/16 Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid!
You're Invited to an Improvised and Interactive Birthday Party

Jamie McCluskey is turning 12 and you're invited to join the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as they celebrate THE BIG DAY! When their comedy show Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid! hits the Producers' Club in New York, there'll be games, goodie bags, a birthday cake and plenty of mayhem. Jamie may be just a "stupid kid," but it's the adults who are out of control in this improvised and interactive birthday party. You'll get to join in the fun while witnessing the over-the-top antics of Jamie's family.

The Producer's Club : 358 West 44th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run How to Write a Musical that Works!
Theater Resources Unlimited presents TRU Beginnings: Opportunities for Early Development How to Write a Musical that Works! Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 10am Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the first of three TRU Beginnings: How to Write a Musical that Works! feedback workshops on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 10am at NOLA Studios 250 W. 54th St., 11th Fl., NYC. Submission DEADLINE: Friday October 9, 2015. This is a unique 3-part workshop for writers, directors and producers exploring the traditional structure and dynamic interplay of an effective libretto and score. We will examine successful musicals, discuss basic dramaturgical principals and why they work, and hear presentations of submitted new works and works-in-progress.
NOLA Studios : 250 W. 54th St.