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Open: 12/01/16- Close: 01/07/17 Kevin!!!!!
Recent Cutbacks returns with its newest parody KEVIN!!!!! This Christmas, Kevin is alone…at home. The team that brought you HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS and FLY, YOU FOOLS! tackles their most ambitious project to date, featuring live projections, puppets, and a four-person choir, all told in Recent Cutbacks’ signature brand of humor, nostalgia, and thrilling theatricality. Discover the true meaning (maybe) of Christmas this year with KEVIN!!!!!!

Kristin McCarthy Parker directs Nick Abeel, Sonia Mena, Natalie Rich and Kyle Schaefer. The choir includes Sarah Godwin, Evan Maltby, Richard Sears, & Michelle Vo. The creative team includes Kelsey Didion (Musical Arrangements) and Richard Sears (Choir Director).

Recent Cutbacks’ shows have been hailed as “pure, unadulterated fun,” by Onstageblog.

Venue:
PIT - Striker Stage : 123 East 24th Street
Open: 12/08/16- Close: 12/17/16 KING LEAR
“Thou shouldst not have been old till though hadst been wise.”

After another amazing season, with amazing work onstage, with amazing audiences, who were in turn….amazed in 2015, What Dreams May Co in partnership with Queens Shakespeare Inc. again turns the microscope onto two of literature’s most famous characters, who on the surface appear to be complete opposites. One a certain boy who will never grow up, the other one of Shakespeare’s kings who has grown quite old. Yet they both seem to suffer a clear case of “Peter Pan Syndrome”; flying about from place to place, and oblivious to the destruction they leave in their wake. Following up our successful run of The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan, What Dreams May Co is pleased to present William Shakespeare’s King Lear.

Venue:
John DeSotelle Studio : 300 West 43rd Street
Open: 11/30/16- Close: 12/11/16 LADY OF THE CASTLE & FROM OY TO VEY
Two musical tales of Jewish humor and heartbreak.  The evening of opera begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser, Seymour Barab’s raucous, off-color opera vaudeville From Oy to Vey. Following this curtain raiser is Lady of The Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor.  Lissa Moira directs a cast of five, including Darcy Dunn, Douglas McDonnell, James Parks, Bennett Pologe, and Amanda Yachechak.

Venue:
Theater For The New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performs an all-new celebration of Chinese arts commemorating the Year of the Rooster, cousin to the mythical Phoenix, whose song awakens the world each morning and whose confidence and loyalty are well regarded. Delightful red lions, golden dragons, and white peacocks frolic and play to the exotic sounds of traditional instruments, while graceful dancers and astounding acrobats showcase the rich culture of one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant communities. 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

2900 Avenue H

Brooklyn, NY 11210

718-951-4500

info@brooklyncenter.org

Tickets: $25

Venue:
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: 10/20/16- Close: 04/27/17 MasterVoices - 75th Anniversary Season
New York Premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27 explores the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, who hosted regular salon evenings at their Paris home at 27 Rue de Fleurus, with such guests as Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Man Ray, Henri Matisse and Ernest Hemingway. Commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, 27 received its world premiere in June 2014. For the New York Premiere, Ricky Ian Gordon has specially added new sections for the MasterVoices chorus.

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s Featuring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion

Featuring Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Latonia Moore,

Venue:
New York City Center : 55th St. Between 6th and 7th Aves.
Open: 10/10/16- Close: 12/19/16 My Father's Voice:letters From Ellis Island And The War In The Pacific (1938-1945)
In 1938, Richard Krebs, a German seaman, jumped ship in Newport News, Virginia and vanished into America. In December 1940, under the name Jan Valtin, he published the autobiography of his life, first as a communist revolutionist serving Stalin, next, as a Gestapo prisoner of the Third Reich, and finally of his escape from both of them. It became a national sensation. In 1942 he was imprisoned on Ellis Island as an enemy alien. In 1944-45 he served the United States as a combat infantryman in the jungles in the Pacific War.

“I have lived 60 years aware of my father's very popular 1941 autobiography, “Out of the Night. says Mr. Krebs. It was controversial. It was shocking.  It was extremely important in America as the US became engaged in World War II.

Venue:
The Playroom Theater : 151 W. 46th St.
Open: 11/17/16- Close: 12/11/16 NO MAN'S LAND
If a modern day fairy tale is a dream come true, then whose dream does it belong to and at what cost? Four actors set out to wrestle to the stage the true story of American Dad, Jeremiah Heaton, who planted a flag in the African desert to make his daughter a real Princess. They attempt to expose this modern day fairy tale’s roots in systemic racism and white privilege. What follows is an outrageous, inappropriate and sometimes painful confrontation with their own bias as they take the journey to a new story.

The cast will feature Michael Ables, Mariah Freda, Jean Goto, and Brian Demar Jones with Lighting/Projection Design by Nic Christopher, Set Design by Sarah Edkins, Sound Design by Christopher Gillard, and Costume Design by Lux Haac, and Dramaturgy by Lynde Rosario. Production Stage Manager will be Allison Newcombe. 

Venue:
Theaterlab (on 36th Street) : 357 W 36th Street