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Open: 05/28/14- Close: 06/08/14 Accidents Waiting to Happen by Jonathan Libman
In Residence at IRT Theater: May 20- June 9 2014

Accidents Waiting to Happen tells the story of Ernesto a teenager who works at a supermarket near you. He tries to prepare himself for fatherhood while his pregnant teenage girlfriend, Eunice, demands his emotional availability and Bryers Ice Cream (her parents won't help con nada -"You break it, you buy it"). When Ernesto enters into a risky arrangement with a male customer, things become explosive.


Wed May 28 at 8pm
Thurs May 29 at 8pm
Fri May 30 at 8pm
Sat May 31 at 8pm
Sun June 1 at 8pm
Wed June 4 at 8pm
Thurs June 5 at 8pm
Fri June 6 at 8pm
Sat June 7 at 8pm
Sun June 8 at 8pm

At IRT: 154 Christopher st.

IRT Theater : 154 Christopher Street
Open: 11/13/14- Close: 12/07/14 ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
As the Roman Republic begins to crumble, the Mark Antony has now become one of the three new rulers of Rome.Torn between his love for the empire and his love for the beautiful Cleopatra, Antony eventually decides that he must have both! But when love, blood and politics mix, it can often be a deadly potion... Come help us examine Shakespeare's enduringly engaging tale of passion, revenge and death!


The Gene Frankel Theatre : 24 Bond Street
Open: 05/10/14- Close: 05/17/14 As You Like It By William Shakespeare

The Juilliard School : 60 Lincoln Center Plaza
Open: 12/19/15- Close: 12/20/15 blah blah blah

Magic Show"

SmartTix Sample Venue : 312 West 36th Street
Open: 12/19/15- Close: 12/20/15 blah blah blah

Magic Show"

Acts/Attractions.Magic Show

SmartTix Sample Venue : 312 West 36th Street
Open: 05/18/14- Close: 05/18/14 By Request
A concert of hymns, anthems, solos and organ music chosen by... you! At the beginning of April, members and friends of the congregation will receive ballots from the Arts and Our Faith Committee, inviting you to vote for your favorite music in worship. Based on the tally, an exciting and diverse program will be chosen to create this grand finale for our inaugural season of concerts!

Performance Art"

Acts/Attractions.Performance Art

5th Ave Presbyterian Church : 7 West 55th Street
Open: 05/10/14- Close: 05/17/14 campfire
Somewhere in the city, there is a tent. Inside this tent, there is an entire forest. Inside every tree trunk and under every rock, there is a story. Trusty Sidekick invites you and your children to join us as we gather around the campfire. Together, we'll gaze through our binoculars, look for shooting stars and entertain porcupines with a good joke. This intimate theater experience for the youngest adventurers uses innovative puppetry and immersive staging to conjure the sights and sounds of a vibrant forest. Best for audiences aged 2-5.


The Performance Project @ University Set : 184 Eldridge Street
Open: 05/12/14- Close: 05/15/14 Fordham/Primary Stages: BISHOP
Fordham/Primary Stages MFA in Playwriting


By Eljon Wardally
Directed by Seret Scott

October, 1983 near Fort Rupert, Grenada. Prime Minister Maurice Bishop risks a coup that would divide his nation while political activist Sherry Ann and her husband Conroy struggle to keep the war outside from dividing their home.


May 12, 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30pm
The Veronica Lally Kehoe Theatre


Veronica Lally Kehoe Studio Theatre - Fo : 113 West 60th Street (at Columbus A
Open: 06/19/14- Close: 06/21/14 home again
Inspired by the Lower East Side, Roots&Branches Theater's Home Again tells stories of projects and studios, stoops and sidewalks, cafes and dives. An intergenerational company of actors (ages 12-90) burst into song; synagogues and delis transform into churches and bodegas; seniors squeeze together with twenty-somethings into impossibly tiny apartments. Recent arrivals invoke the ghosts of past immigrants, realtors lurk in every alley and now the ugliest rug in a run-down apartment is worth a fortune. Even the walls can talk. This show will ask key questions about our perception of home: What makes a home? What forges a community? Who will inherit this one?


The Performance Project @ University Set : 184 Eldridge Street
Open: 07/07/14- Close: 07/07/14 IRT Theater- Westside Experiment - Summer 2014
Westside Experiment
Young Actor's Laboratory

For Grades 6-12
July 7-19, 2014 (Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-3pm
Performances: Sat. July 19, 2014

Tuition: $600 per session (payable in cash or check)
Tuition assistance available for qualified applicants.

Check should be sent to: IRT Theater 154
Christopher st. 3B NY, NY 10014
Credit Card price: $621.99

Contact IRT: 212-206-6875

Since 2007, IRT Theater has made a mission of hosting radically affordable, full-immersion development residences for emerging and established artists. An offshoot of IRT's 3B Development Series, the Westside Experiment offers students the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residency at IRT.

IRT Theater : 154 Christopher Street
Open: 06/16/14- Close: 06/22/14 I WILL

Inspired by a beloved Mexican story.

Hero Juan Diego is asked to attempt an impossible mission for his people.

Can he find the faith, courage, and determination to surrender his fears and invest all in the mission?

Featuring eighteen glorious songs! Rock, Pop, Soaring Ballads, Salsa, Mariachi, Flamenco . . .

Chosen for the Thespis Theater Festival in Manhattan! JUNE 16, 21, 22

For musical theater-goers ages 9 and older.


Cabrini Repertory Theater : 701 Fort Washington Avenue
Open: 05/09/14- Close: 05/24/14 JANE THE PLAIN
Football, popularity and the clash of the gods: it's all going down at Plainview High School's homecoming game in the comic fairy tale Jane the Plain. Jane's status takes a sudden rise after she saves the mysterious Glowing Girl and is given the gift of beauty. Everyone starts falling for her: quarterback Scotty the Hotty, second-stringer Lesson the Decent, even the most popular girl in school, Lexi the Sexy. As the jealous Betty the Pretty seeks to eliminate her newfound rival, Leonard the Awkward tries to win his best friend Jane back. But when another mysterious god, the Mirror Man, starts haunting Scotty, this battle of love and social status takes a dangerous turn of cosmic proportions. What if the wrong choice in high school really could end the world?

4th Street Theatre : 83 East 4th Street
Open: 08/22/14- Close: 08/22/14 La Fille Mal Gardèe
LIVE the innocent love of Lisa and Colas, LOVE this blissful evocation of eternal spring in one of the oldest ballets still performed, LAUGH with the comedy of the dimwitted, umbrella obsessed Alan and the Parisian Widow Simone lost in rural France.



Hostos Ctr. Arts and Culture : 450 Grand Concourse
Open: 05/09/14- Close: 05/10/14 Legends

LEGENDS at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC.  LEGENDS, the second of two programs in the series LEGENDS AND VISIONARIES, performs on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7pm.  Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available for purchase at or by calling 800-982-2787.


The LEGENDS performance program is a tribute to Antony Tudor and includes a full evening of ballets.


New York Theatre Ballet’s repertory pairs the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, bringing a new understanding and appreciation of dance.

Florence Gould Hall : 55 East 59th Street
Open: 08/08/14- Close: 08/31/14 A MID SUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
The faeries from Shakespeare's "A Mid Summer Nights Dream" are upset because last year the Onomatopoeia Theatre Company did not produce any comedies. To make up for this, they are magically forcing our company to perform and produce one of Shakespeare's most enchanting comedies. Please join The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company as we lovingly tear apart this timeless classic searching for romantic love while also trying to appease all things magical!


The Gene Frankel Theatre : 24 Bond Street
Open: 05/21/14- Close: 05/24/14 Maison Des Reves
In 1909 Samara, Russia, Alexe Popova confessed to killing over 300 men to liberate the women of her community from their abusive husbands.  She fought the War on Women in her own way, with a little lethal poison.  Come "try" her for yourself at Maison des Reves!

Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th Street
Upsidown*Acrobat presents its 3rd year of fabulous student performances produced and directed by aerial instructors Kiebpoli Calnek (Black*Acrobat) and Madeline Hoak (Upsidown Productions). The showcase features spectacular 360 degree solo, duet, and group choreography on rope, silks, bungee and more by an upbeat cast of 20 high flyers all wrapped up in a rich performative style. Join us Saturday, May 10th at S.L.A.M. 51 North 1st Street, between Wythe & Kent, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. L train to Bedford. 3pm & 8pm, $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Please do not contact S.L.A.M. for any show information.




Black*Acrobat (B*A) serves as a platform to increase the visibility and support of "black" people in the arts and other community building ventures.

S.L.A.M : 51 North 1st Street, between Wythe
Open: 05/13/14- Close: 05/17/14 MUSIC HALL
International director Roxane Revon will direct the New York City premiere of Jean-Luc Lagarce’s poetic and musical play Music Hall for a limited run this May 13 - 17 at Roy Arias Studios, located in the heart of New York’s theater district. Presented in the original French text with English supertitles, this play is a convergence of Parisian romanticism and New York jazz.

Diffractions Theatre is proud to produce this play, following four other highly successful productions, including the 2013 revival of Sartre’s Huis Clos/No Exit. As part of Wired Arts Fest, No Exit was streamed live to over 50,000 online viewers worldwide. Continuing to embrace this global spirit, Diffractions Theatre’s production of Music Hall features an international cast: American actress Jackie Sanders*, French actor François Baron

Roy Arias Studios: Stage II : 300 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor
Open: 05/17/14- Close: 05/17/14 New Voices: Michael Rose
What: New Voices: Michael Rose
Program: Rilke Songbook (world-premiere)
Who: Kyle Oliver, baritone; Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo soprano; Michael Brofman, piano; Blair McMillen, piano
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 8PM
Where: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Cost: $20/$15/$10
More Information:
Purchase Tickets: www.brownpapertickets,com

Brooklyn Art Song Society is proud to announce its second commissioned work, Brooklyn-based composer Michael Rose's Rilke Songbook. Michael Rose is an esteemed composer known for his intellectual rigor and poignant lyricism. Rainer Maria Rilke is one of the greatest German poets, but his poetry is notoriously difficult to successfully set to music. Mr. Rose's songbook is therefor a virtuosic undertaking, one he has accomplished with unqualified success.

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music : 58 Seventh Avenue
Open: 12/12/14- Close: 12/20/14 The Nutcracker - Face To Face Series
Whether a family tradition or discovering the magic of ballet for the first time, this extraordinary experience will evoke joy and stay with you forever. The Face to Face series affords the audience a close-up to the performers in the intimacy of our studios. GOES ON SALE IN JUNE 2014

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City Center Studios : 130 West 56th Street
Open: 05/11/14- Close: 05/11/14 NYC launch of #specialcharacters by Larissa Shmailo
This event celebrates Larissa Shmailo's new poetry collection #specialcharacters with readings by
Amy King, Philip Nikolayev, Steve Dalachinsky, Marc Vincenz,and emcees Ron Kolm and Jonathan Penton.
About #specialcharacters
"This is a thrilling book of femininity and magic. When it comes to capturing the intimacy of pain, Larissa Shmailo is among the most daring poets of her generation. When speaking of human rights, she is a human flame. She is subtle and provocative, fresh and out of bounds. You will fall in love here, and you will be loved right back."
Philip Nikolayev-

"I see this work as a continuum in a long tradition of radical writing practices from Futurism, to Dada, to Oulipo, to Pussy Riot. Read it when you wish to be empowered. Read it when you wish to be entertained. Read it to rid yourself of the precious and polite.

Bowery Poetry Club : 308 Bowery
Open: 12/31/15- Close: 12/31/15 package package

Dance Class"

SmartTix Sample Venue : 312 West 36th Street
Open: 06/14/14- Close: 06/15/14 PINK THINK
In Pink Think, Griselda has never thought very much about color in general, or pink in particular.  But when her pink shoes catch the eye of a new girl at school, Griselda gets swept up in an evangelistic pro-pink movement she never knew existed.  By the time she winds up with fellow zealots at a hue reeducation camp, Griselda realizes she needs to make some choices about life.  And, y'know, accessories. This play is appropriate for elementary school audiences.

About the Company: New Plays for Young Audiences

Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse.

Provincetown Playhouse : 133 MacDougal Street
Open: 06/07/14- Close: 06/08/14 POLLYWOG
Pollywog is about a young girl from a conservative Christian community whose life becomes undone during her senior year when she falls in love with an atheist refugee from the republic of Georgia.  This play is appropriate for middle school and high school audiences.

About the Company: New Plays for Young Audiences

Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. Founded in 1998 by Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, NYU’s prize-winning series has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families.

Provincetown Playhouse : 133 MacDougal Street
Open: 05/09/14- Close: 05/10/14 reLIEing on Family SPRING RUN!
"reLIEing on Family" centers around the multi-racial Johnson Family, who come together for the Thanksgiving Holiday in 2007. They have not all been under the same roof since the head of household Anthony Johnson died in 2004. Each of the family members has a unique personality and conflict which when put together, creates a dynamic atmosphere of drama but also dives deeper into topics such as infidelity, substance abuse, love, loss and more.

The show will be returning for three performances on May 9th (7pm) and May 10th (2pm & 7pm). For those who saw the first run, there will be some noticeable changes!

"reLIEing on Family" ran February 28th & March 1st for three performances, receiving rave reviews from patrons!

Below are some reviews submitted by patrons from the Winter Run!

"...The diverse characters imagined by Mr.

The Producers Club, GRAND THEATER : 358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
Open: 05/16/14- Close: 05/16/14 Robert Lee Johnson presents The No Props Series
The "No Prop Series" is a series of performing arts acts, that requires absolutley "No Props"; as the audience focsus solely on the skills of the artist. The 'No Props Series" adrreses our social conscious issues such as;poverty,gang violence,H.I.V awareness,mental illness, susbstance abuse and many more. We believe in pushing the envelope, with an "in your face approach", for we are "cutting edge". Our premeir features two outstanding (One Act) plays written by our founder/writer/director Mr. Robert Lee Johnson. "Urban Voices In The Dark" (the struggle of a single mom trying to keep her girls from being exploited for their gifts (dance/drama/singing).Also premeiring is "That Word" (addressing the taboo word "Nigger". This is evening is a must to experience.


The Andrew Freedman House : 1125 Grand Concourse
Open: 06/05/14- Close: 06/21/14 Short Life Of Trouble
Short Life of Trouble is a new play with songs featuring original text, text by William Shakespeare and William Faulkner, and the regional music of the South performed live by the ensemble. Inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet, Southern Gothic literature, and bluegrass and gospel music, it explores the human understanding of mortality, the influence of religious faith, and the tangled complexities of family bonds through the lens of the 1930's American South. With a high theatricality, haunting melodies, and an earthy, visceral approach to language, the play floats freely through time and every characters' innermost thoughts.


The Access Theater: The Gallery : 380 Broadway 4th floor
Open: 05/16/14- Close: 06/01/14 THE CLOUD
A world premiere mistaken-identity comedy written by playwright/comedian Matt Moses. Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose, The Steadfast) directs a cast of four including Teddy Bergman (B’way: Peter and the Starcatcher, Off-B’way: Sex Lives of Our Parents), Ryan King (Now Or Later at Huntington Theatre, The Intelligent Design Of Jenny Chow at the Atlantic Theater Company), Polly Lee (Marie Antoinette at Yale Rep, Wasps at Studio 42), and Emily Walton (Eager to LoseAugust: Osage County).

Here Arts Center : 145 Avenue of the Americas
After a 60-city tour, Huffington Post columnist, playwright, performer, and international public speaker Josh Rivedal returns to New York City with The Gospel According to Josh—his autobiographical 30-character, 1-man show described as a parable, a mitzvah, and a comedy all rolled into one.

By the time he turns twenty-five, Josh thinks he’ll have had the perfect life—a few years singing on Broadway, followed by a starring role in his own television show. After which, his getaway home in the Hamptons would be featured in Better Homes & Gardens, and his face would grace the cover of the National Enquirer as Bigfoot’s not-so-secret lover. Instead, his resume is filled with an assortment of minor league theatre and an appearance on “The Maury Povich Show”—a career sidetracked

The Players Theatre : 115 MacDougal St.
Open: 05/31/14- Close: 05/31/14 THE RAVEN
Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents the U.S. Premiere of The Raven as part of the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, on May 28, 2014 at 7:30pm and May 30 and 31, 2014 at 8pm, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 West 59th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York City. Tickets are $30-$175 and will be available at or 212-279-4200. For more information visit  


With music by Toshio Hosokawa, and based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, the creative team for The Raven consists of Neal Goren, conductor; Luca Veggetti, stage director/choreographer; Clifton Taylor, scenic and lighting designer; and

Gerald W. Lynch Theater : 899 Tenth Avenue
Open: 05/18/14- Close: 05/18/14 The Wizard Of Oz
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) concludes its 2013-14 Target Storybook Series with American Family Theater’s The Wizard of Oz on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2pm. All tickets are $7 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at The performance is recommended for ages four and up.


Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this original musical tells the beloved story of Dorothy’s adventure over the rainbow as she follows the yellow brick road with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion towards the Emerald City and the mysterious Wizard who can help her get home.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: 06/08/14- Close: 06/08/14 VISUAL THEATRE & PUPPETRY

Individual actors will perform an original 2-3 minute visual theatre piece.

more information to follow

About the Company: Concrete Temple Theatre

Concrete Temple Theatre is a multi-disciplinary company that emphasizes the creation of compelling new theatre works, incorporating drama, dance, puppetry, and the visual arts, which focus on the individual's struggle for identity and society's struggle for cohesion. Through touring and presenting workshops in New York City, nationally, and internationally, Concrete Temple Theatre strives to bring myth and ritual back to the center of dialog, while making connections and opportunities for diverse audiences to question and examine their place in the world.

Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: 06/21/14- Close: 06/22/14 WELCOME TO TEREZIN
In Welcome to Terezin, it is June 1944, and the International Red Cross inspector is about to arrive. Join him for a special Cabaret Concert in Terezin or Theresienstadt, as the Germans call this fortress near Prague. The Nazis call it a “Paradise Ghetto”. It is where prominent Jewish actors, writers and composers are detained for their own protection. But what lies behind the facade? Meet movie star Kurt Gerron, who’s making a propaganda film about the camp; the dynamic swing duo from Holland, Johnny &Jones; and the Angel of Terezin herself, songwriter Ilse Weber. This powerful cabaret-style event features several of the original songs which were created and performed by the prisoners during World War Two.  This play is appropriate for middle school and high school audiences.

Provincetown Playhouse : 133 MacDougal Street