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Open: / / - Close: Open Run 651 ARTS PRESENTS: CREATIVE OUTLET: AN ARTIST GROWS IN BROOKLYN
Creative Outlet celebrates 20 years of artistic excellence with a retrospective of their most acclaimed work. Director and founder, Jamel Gaines, has spent a lifetime cultivating students into dynamic artists who perform on stages around the world. Joining the program is his family of artists who represent some of the most lauded dancers of this generation. The performance includes five dance works with music by Roberta Flack, an all-male quartet, and movement inspired by the natural elements of Hurricane Katrina. Each performance begins with a special showing by current Creative Outlet students taking the stage.

 

Venue:
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts : 1 University Plaza
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Ballet Academy East Spring Performance
Ballet Academy East will present its Spring Performance from May 15-17, 2015 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 524 W. 59th Street, NYC. Performances: Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm, Saturday May 16 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday May 17 at 2:00pm. The Saturday May 16, 2:00pm performance will be a special family matinee, which will feature craft activities in the lobby during intermission, (recommended for ages 6 and up). Tickets are $40 - $60 and may be purchased at www.TicketCentral.com beginning March 30, 2015.

 

The performance will feature the Pre-Professional Division, levels 2-9, in ballets choreographed by Jenna Lavin, Matthew Neenan, Margo Sappington and Rex Wheeler.

 

ABOUT BALLET ACADEMY EAST

Venue:
Gerald W. Lynch Theater : 899 Tenth Avenue
Open: 01/25/15- Close: 05/17/15 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 60th Anniversary Winter/Spring Season
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming for 2014-15, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. The line-up features award-winning performances from Jamaica, Russia, Canada, South Africa, and China as well as the United States, including both Brooklyn premieres and returning favorites. Tickets can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

 

“Brooklyn Center’s 60th Anniversary Season will help usher in a new era for our organization. From acrobats to ballet, Latin jazz to rocking a cappella, and classic drama to family musicals, we will take our audiences on an adventure that celebrates our past and looks toward our bright future,” says Jon Yanofsky, the

Venue:
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Clinton The Musical
 New York: Clinton The Musical, the new headline making musical by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge will begin its run on March 25, 2015. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges, Clinton The Musical will open on April 9, 2015 at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). Tickets are $75.00-$95.00 and can be purchased at Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com.

 

If President William Jefferson Clinton behaved like two different people—one moment noble, the next naughty—that’s because he was!  Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: “WJ,” (Tom

Venue:
New World Stages : 340 West 50th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Downtown Urban Theater Festival
Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF), now heading into its 12th season, will bring playwrights from across the United States to New York City for three weeks of new theatre at HERE’s Mainstage, April 2 to 19, 2014. Seventeen of America’s best emerging writers and theatrical visionaries will share their stories that interpret our history and our times through live performances fusing theatre, dance, music, media and visual arts. A special addition to this year’s festival will be the U.S. premiere of Two of Us, DUTF’s international selection from Romania.

The full schedule is listed below:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:30pm
Toy Soldierz
by Javier Reyes (California)
Devon Johnson is gunned down while leaving his high school graduation party and wakes up in a coma state trapped between the afterlife and the still

Venue:
Here Arts Center : 145 Avenue of the Americas
Open: 12/15/13- Close: Open Run Handle With Care
 Handle With Care is the “utterly charming” new romantic comedy that tells the story of a young Israeli woman who reluctantly travels with her grandmother to America. Fate and hilarious circumstances bring together the young woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man with little command of romance.

Is their inevitable love an accident?

Or destiny generations in the making?

Venue:
Westside Theatre : 407 West 43rd
Open: / / - Close: Open Run House Of Carte Blanc
An evening of seduction, servants and a machete.

Zemwerk is delighted to present a full-bodied evening with the ever-sparkling Madam Carte Blanc and all those who surround her. A trilogy of one-act plays, supported by two monologues, all written by Stella Maria Perry, take us into a strange and terrible world. Join us on March 8th at the Producers Club Theatres in New York City. The one-acts have all had their own premiers but have never before been performed together.

First on the menu is "Carte Blanc", featuring the talented Schuyler Mastain (Polonius in "HMLT") as Amador, Sarah Davie as Libby, and Kendra Slack as Madam. "Carte Blanc" will be directed by Deborah Mangrum-Price. "Carte Blanc" was first produced at the Cabrini Repertory Theater in 2014.

Venue:
Producers' Club Theaters : 358 West 44th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run IRREVERSIBLE
Robert Oppenheimer and his brother Frank are desperately racing to beat the Nazis to the world’s first nuclear bomb in the throes of World War II. But when they finally see the power of their new weapon, the two men are torn apart in a battle over its use, and Robert is forced to choose between his conscience and his ambition, his mistress and his wife, his brother and his bomb.


About the Company: The Red Fern Theatre Company

The Red Fern Theatre Company (RFTC), founded by Emilie E. Miller and Melanie Moyer Williams in March 2006, strives to provoke social awareness and change through theatrical productions and outreach. Each play produced by the Red Fern Theatre Company addresses social issues that range in scope from local to global, and each production is paired with a philanthropy whose work relates to the social themes of the play.

Venue:
Theater at the 14th Street Y : 344 E 14th St
Open: 01/10/15- Close: Open Run The John Wayne Principle
A searing portrait of the insidious attractions of corporate life, "The John Wayne Principle" tells the story a cynical, anti-establishment trust-fund kid who is picked to succeed his father as CEO of a multinational corporation. Instead of turning down the post, as his ambitious, business-minded sister had expected, he decides to sign on for a year, sending the company's stock into a tailspin. His sister's attempts to undermine his tenure only serve to fuel his enthusiasm for the job, and, as their sibling rivalry takes on sexual-political overtones, one is left to wonder if this rebel riding rough-shod on the company wants to break or break in the system.
Venue:
Church School for Music and Art. : 74 Warren Street bet W. Bway and Gr
Open: 01/10/15- Close: Open Run The John Wayne Principle
A searing portrait of the insidious attractions of corporate life, "The John Wayne Principle" tells the story a cynical, anti-establishment trust-fund kid who is picked to succeed his father as CEO of a multinational corporation. Instead of turning down the post, as his ambitious, business-minded sister had expected, he decides to sign on for a year, sending the company's stock into a tailspin. His sister's attempts to undermine his tenure only serve to fuel his enthusiasm for the job, and, as their sibling rivalry takes on sexual-political overtones, one is left to wonder if this rebel riding rough-shod on the company wants to break or break in the system.
Venue:
Goldcrest Films : 799 Washington St.
Open: / / - Close: Open Run New York Theatre Ballet
New York Theatre Ballet will perform Legends & Visionaries 2015 from June 18-20, 2015 at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Danspace members), and are available online at www.danspaceproject.org or by calling OvationTix/TheaterMania at 866.811.4111.

 

New York Theatre Ballet will perform Richard Alston’s Such Longing, Frederick Ashton’s Capriole Suite, the World Premiere of Gemma Bond’s The Assembly, a new, as-yet-untitled work by David Parker, and Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegies.

 

Venue:
St. Mark's Church in the Bowery : 131 East 10th street
Open: 09/05/14- Close: 06/28/15 New York Theatre Tallet’s 2014/2015 Season
New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2014-15 season, which will include a national tour and repertory performances at the 92nd Street Y (January 10-12, 2015), New York Live Arts (February 18-21, 2015) and Danspace (June 17-20, 2015). NYTB continues to maintain its association with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children will continue at Florence Gould Hall throughout the year. NYTB will also continue to offer its Free Ticket Program for families who are unable to afford to attend performances.

 

New York Theatre Ballet’s 2014-15 Season includes:

September 5-7, 2014 – The Winter’s Tale – Shakespeare in the Park

October 24-25, 2014 – Dance on a Shoestring & Halloween Party

Venue:
New York Live Arts : 219 W. 19th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run RHINOCEROS
April 10th – April 25th, 2015

at

The Gene Frankel Theatre

24 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012

 

An Absurdist Journey Of Transformation & Identity


A small peaceful town in provincial France has a big problem. A pair of rhinoceroses has just arrived and they are tearing up the neighborhood! What is even more bizarre is that these are not ordinary rhinoceroses but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely? Why are people really turning into rhinoceroses and what is Ionesco trying to tell us about society?

 

Venue:
Gene Frankel Theatre : 24 Bond St.
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Rise And Fall
RISE AND FALL, a weekly punk-speed bacchanalian party-show, hosted by People Lounge in Manhattan’s lower east side is proudly presented by BREAD Arts Collective

RISE AND FALL is the story of Jimmy Gallagher and his band of believers who discover a new kind of society that allows them “to do whatever the f*** they want” -- as long as they have the money. RISE AND FALL rocks out with original music that’s sure to surprise your mind, body and spirit. Enjoy the freedom and fun at an all-out evening of theater that will leave you wondering: Is a person’s will more powerful than a hurricane?

Performances run weekly on Sunday nights beginning March 1st - April 19th (with the exception of a Monday April 6th performance) at People Kitchen and Lounge, 163 Allen Street NY, NY. Doors open at 7:30pm, show at 8:00.

Venue:
People Kitchen and Lounge : 163 Allen St
Open: 06/16/04- Close: 12/31/20 Sam Eaton's The Quantum Eye - Mentalism And Magic Show
Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with the audience to make for a unique performance every time. Join Sam on a interactive journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget.

Magician and Mentalist Sam Eaton has been dazzling New York audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006.  The show has proudly been awarded the world record as the longest-running one-man Off-Broadway magic show.

The show is sophisticated and family-friendly, but may not be visually entertaining for children under 7 years of age.

 

PRESS CLIPS:

"Amazing feats of memory, mental agility and apparent mental telepathy . . . Dazzling! Undeniably impressive!"
- New York Post

Venue:
Theatre 80 : 80 St. Marks Place
Open: / / - Close: Open Run The Intimate World of Toshio Hosokawa
Perspectives Ensemble in co-operation with the Tenri Institute, 43 West 13th Street, presents The Intimate World of Toshio Hosokawa, Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8:30pm. Free Admission. This one-hour long concert-meditation of chamber music by Hosokawa, considered one of Japan's greatest living composers, also features performances by Shakuhachi player Ralph Samuelson and Japanese soprano Miwako Handa, a leading exponent of Hosokawa’s work, who will be traveling from Tokyo to perform with Perspectives Ensemble.

 

Venue:
Tenri Cultural Institute of New York : 43A West 13th St.
Open: 02/07/14- Close: Open Run Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical
 

Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical is an off Broadway musical comedy inspired by the true story of a Broadway producer's wife who was jilted by her husband after decades of marriage.  Determined to celebrate a new chapter in her life, she turns to her wickedly witty friends, who together, sing, dance and laugh their way through the ripple effects of divorce and self discovery. 

 

Venue:
DR2 Theatre : 103 East 15th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run TO DREAM
Writing/Visual Theatre Presents

TO DREAM

A Series of Original Short Presentations

By Upcoming Talented Playwrights

The Dixon Place

161A Christie Street

Delancey & Rivington Streets

 

Sunday, February 01, 2014

3:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

Arrive Early for Best Seats

Reception to Follow

Available Bar

 

Directions:

Bus;

M15 Select or local to Houston St

Follow Allen St

Venue:
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run To Dream
A Series of Original Short Plays

By Upcoming Playwrights

Featuring:

The Rise and Fall of Communication

By Jesse Marsh

The Dixon Place

161A Christie Street

Delancey & Rivington Streets

Sunday, February 01, 2015

3:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

Arrive Early for Best Seats

Reception to Follow

Directions:

Bus; M15 Select or local to Houston St

Follow Allen St downtown Right onto Rivington St

Left onto Christie St F Train; Use HopStop.com

About the Company: Concrete Temple Theatre

Venue:
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street