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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: 06/21/16- Close: 07/09/16 NIX - A CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF HAMLET (WITH A NOD TO ERIN BROCKOVICH)
A new musical adaptation of Hamlet driven by a muscular, vulnerable heroine, putting herself in harm’s way for justice. Petra is a war widow, supporting herself & her daughter by hauling waste water away from fracking wells.  When a water quality engineer suddenly disappears, Petra blows the whistle on her boss to uncover the mystery.  Petra's in love with a Mayor who can't take action without hard data; working for an entrepreneur who pumps out disinformation faster than oil; called crazy for valuing health over local industry.  This contemporary musical adaptation of Hamlet features rap, latin & rock music styles. NIX is a mix of Shakespeare's most famous play & Erin Brockovich.  Tell a rich man he could lose everything and see what happens. 

Venue:
Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th 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
Open: 06/19/16- Close: 07/09/16 PILGRIM NOTES
A solo show about settling and esteem, and how easy it is to fall for somebody when they're on death row.  

While the country watched the Supreme Court legalize gay marriage nationwide, Thibodaux Louisiana was gripped by the trial of serial killer Brando Gierke.  Brando's Dahmer-esque spree claimed the lives of twenty-two men, including Thibodaux's own Tommy Watkins.  Jasper Lange, a virgin approaching thirty, dreams of a pilgrim-themed wedding even though he's only ever kissed one man: Tommy Watkins.  Confused, lonely and in mourning, Jasper sends a note to Brando, beginning a correspondence that challenges Jasper's perceptions of of esteem and love.

directed by Caroline Kittredge Faustine
sound and music by Cameron Toy

 

Venue:
Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th Street