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Open: 08/06/16- Close: 08/21/16 IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH
Eight former high school friends, now in their mid-twenties, reunite for an impromptu night of mourning and celebration after the suicide of a mutual friend. Finding themselves divided by geography, sexual orientation, religious belief, and ultimately their own prejudices, it’s hard to remember what bonded them together in the first place. When shocking details surrounding their friend’s death bubble to the surface, they may never find their way back to each other without losing themselves in the process.

Stable Cable’s World Premiere of Lindsay Joy’s In the Event of My Death was developed through The Farm Theater’s College Collaboration program with Ashland University in Ohio, Centre College in Kentucky, and Clark University in Massachusetts.

Venue:
IRT Theater : 154 Christopher Street
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: / / - 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: 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: 07/28/16- Close: 08/01/16 MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, Midnight at The Never Get imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did.  Trevor Copeland (Sam Bolen) and Arthur Brightman (Mark Sonnenblick) have the perfect New York romance. That’s swell. In 1965, it’s also against the law. So in the back room of The Never Get, an illegal Greenwich Village gay bar, they put together a show called “Midnight” – a queer nightclub act where Arthur writes love songs for Trevor to sing to a man. But as they hurtle towards the end of the decade and tensions in the Village reach a breaking point, the lovers find themselves caught in a relationship they can’t control and a movement they don’t understand. 

Venue:
42West NY : 514 West 42nd Street
Open: 07/21/16- Close: 07/31/16 MR. TOOLE
The Midtown International Theatre Festival in association with Lagniappe Productions Present The World Premiere of MR. TOOLE

In this new play inspired by true events, the life of John Kennedy Toole, author of “A Confederacy of Dunces,” is seen through the eyes of one of his students at an all-girl’s college in New Orleans. The student, who is haunted by the memory of her first love, Mr. Toole, goes back in time to solve the mystery of his death and what she could have done to stop it. The teacher a student will never forget becomes a legend the world will never forget.

The cast features Laura Butler (Boardwalk Empire/Inside Llewyn Davis), Brenda Currin (Obie award-winner/Orpheus Descending, directed by Austin Pendleton), Todd d'Amour (2015 Broadway Debut Manhattan Theatre Club's Airline Highway),

Venue:
The WorkShop Theater : 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
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