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Open: 08/25/16- Close: 09/25/16 Iago
Backstage intrigue, romance, and scandal take place during rehearsals of the Shakespeare classic Othello, which serves as the backdrop for this comedic-drama. Three extraordinary actors at the top of their game along with a well-known director rehearse the passionate play as they whittle away at each other in this highly theatrical production.  


The cast includes: Ezra Barnes, John FitzGibbon, Todd Gearhart and Liza Vann and is directed by SuzAnne Barabas. Previews begin Thursday, August 25 with Opening Night Saturday, August 27  at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch), and will run  through Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: / / - Close: Open Run January TRU Panel: The Care and Feeding of the Newborn Play
Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre present the January TRU Panel The Care and Feeding of the Newborn Play: Collaborations, Co-productions and Other Opportunities for Growth Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm) Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), and The Playroom Theatre, present the January TRU panel, The Care and Feeding of the Newborn Play: Collaborations, Co-productions and Other Opportunities for Growth, on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm. Panelists will include Nan Barnett, executive director of National New Play Network, the nation's alliance of non-profit, professional theaters with a dedication to the development, production and continued

Venue:
The Playroom Theater : 151 W. 46th St.
Open: 08/15/16- Close: 09/16/16 John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka
In an evening that encompasses a personal and rarified experience of moving to and living in New York City, John Epperson - the real person behind Lypsinka - will take the stage in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka for four nights only at Joe’s Pub at The Public.  Directed by Jay Rogers with a nod to the urbane cabaret style of Bobby Short, Epperson’s evening embraces classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a few surprises. The entertainer, aka The Goddess of Showbiz Lypsinka, commands the piano and stage with a musical journey that weaves together Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, Jule Styne, Kay Thompson, Kander & Ebb, Comden & Green, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and transgender icon Christine Jorgenson.

Venue:
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater : 425 Lafayette Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run LABALIVE PRESENTS BEAUTY/LITERATURE
LABAlive presents BEAUTY / BOUNDARIES on June 2, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, New York, NY.

 

Crossing boundaries alters our perceptions, including our perception of beauty. Experience three new multi-disciplinary works-in-process and the teachings of the ancient text that inspired them, created by LABA Fellows Lainie Fefferman, Lital Dotan, and Shanti Grumbine and partnered with a teaching from Reuben Namdar.

 

Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at www.labajournal.com/boundaries

 or by calling 646-395-4310. A wine and cheese reception is included.

Venue:
14th Street Y Theater : 344 E 14th Street
Open: 08/13/16- Close: 08/27/16 LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY
Meet the most famous forgotten actor-couple in theater history, The Lunts, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. This fast-paced new comedy/drama covers their extraordinary partnership, from the 1920s through WWII and to the opening night of The Visit on Broadway in 1958. Friend Laurence Olivier gave them the nickname "The Celestials," and Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me Kate was inspired by their offstage battles. Actor-playwright Mark E. Lang co-stars with his wife Alison Murphy in this entertaining new play exploring their lives and careers, with cameos by Olivier, Noel Coward and Marlon Brando.

Performed by Mark E. Lang and Alison Murphy

Part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

Venue:
VENUE #11: 64E4 MAINSTAGE : 64 East 4th Street  (Bowery & 2nd Avenue)
Open: 06/06/16- Close: 09/02/16 Liberty: A Monumental New Musical
The Bright Torch of Lady Liberty Sets its Sights on Times Square.  Based on true events, Liberty is an entertaining 80-minute theatrical experience starring Abigail Shapiro (How The Grinch Stole Christmas) as Liberty, telling the story of a young French immigrant who arrives in New York Harbor in 1884. Coming to the United States in the middle of a national immigration debate and a terrible recession, political forces are aligning to deport her. With a strong resolve and a mighty spirit, she battles to gain acceptance and eventually becomes a lasting symbol of the young country. 

June 6 - July 3: Monday and Friday at 12pm & 3pm

After July 4:  Monday; Tuesday; Thursday & Friday at 12pm at 3pm

Venue:
42 WEST : 514 West 42nd St (between 10th & 11th Aves)
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Mabel Madness
Mabel Mercer is frightened! Frightened that this is her last show…that her long-time friend/manager is abandoning her…that she is too old. On stage for probably the last time, this legendary performer, who influenced the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Billie Holiday, confronts the events that has led her to this moment. From a white British mother who refused to acknowledge her black daughter to vocal mishaps that ultimately led to her signature Story Song style, Mabel reveals all as she prepares to take her final bow.
Venue:
Urban Stages Theatre : 259 West 30 Street
Open: 08/15/16- Close: 08/26/16 Movin On Up
It's funny-or-die in the graveyard. This absurdist comedy pits a Watchman with a worthless watch against a chatterboxing, handcuffed man and a know-it-all woman in bandaged hands to see who earns the right to move on up.

Why would the Watchman who wears a watch that won’t work sit silent sentry in a graveyard and wordlessly wait, and wait, and wait? And what about Lewis, who shatters the serenity after stumbling from a slumber at the soles of the Watchman’s feet? Where does he think he’s heading? Nowhere fast, if the Watchman has his way. And then there’s Anne with the bandaged hands. What drew her to this dark corner of the universe? And, why does she keep insisting she knows everybody? It’s so annoying. Why won’t any of them move on? What in the world are they all waiting for?

Venue:
WOW Cafe Theater : 59-61 East 4th St.
Open: 08/16/16- Close: 08/26/16 NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!
There's nothing scarier than a white woman bent on saving a race! When guests at Channing's party go missing, Barbra holds the key. A slasher-comedy with a bloody point. You can bury the N-Word; can you make it DIE?!

 

NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! is a socially-relevant comedy with a sharp point. The play, a parody of the horror movies “Night of the Living Dead” and “April Fool’s Day” contributes to the conversation happening in and around black theater and the #BlackLivesMatter movement about police brutality and blackness under the white gaze.

 

Venue:
Players Theatre : 115 MacDougal Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run ONE BREATH, THEN ANOTHER: AN INTERACTIVE YOGA SHOW
On a fervent search for self-realization to avoid mirroring her father’s self-destructive path, a young woman travels alone to an ashram in India to study yoga. Guided by the relentlessly cheerful ashram guru, Purnima, she reflects deeply on mortality and the workings of her mind, learning to let go and surrender to the present moment. By engaging the audience in chanting, breathing practices, meditation, and simple movements, she invites them to do the same.

 

Venue:
Secret Theatre : 4402 23rd Street
Open: 06/24/16- Close: 09/15/16 Opera Saratoga presents Le nozze di Figaro
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (The Marriage of Figaro)

Composer – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Librettist – Lorenzo Da Ponte

 

A cornerstone of the operatic repertoire and one of the most frequently performed operas around the globe, Le nozze di Figaro returns to Opera Saratoga for the first time in twenty years. Beaumarchais’ play, upon which the opera is based, serves as the sequel to Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville). In an already volatile political climate, the play created a stir by pitting witty servants against their masters. The opera adaptation was originally banned in Vienna because of the licentiousness of the play, but Mozart’s librettist Da Ponte managed to get official approval, after which the opera was written and became a tremendous success.

Venue:
Opera Saratoga : 19 ROOSEVELT DRIVE, SUITE 215
Previews: 07/27/08- Close: 10/12/08 Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 12TH!! Laugh as you relate to LJ in Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me, an upbeat musical depicting the hurtful yet insightful journey of a young gay man's life. Transitioning from his world of dysfunctional family to a family of friends who cure his debilitating one man show disease, LJ's journey of self discovery comes alive with a hilarious use of pop culture, that leaves you ready to embrace what it takes to let go and enjoy this life.
Venue:
Richmond Shepard Theatre : 309 E. 26th Street (between 1st & 2
Open: 10/30/15- Close: Open Run Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 12TH!! Laugh as you relate to LJ in Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me, an upbeat musical depicting the hurtful yet insightful journey of a young gay man's life. Transitioning from his world of dysfunctional family to a family of friends who cure his debilitating one man show disease, LJ's journey of self discovery comes alive with a hilarious use of pop culture, that leaves you ready to embrace what it takes to let go and enjoy this life.
Venue:
@the cell : 338 W 23rd Street