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Open: 11/16/17- Close: 12/03/17 Rakugo
This November, the SoHo Playhouse will host celebrated comic storyteller, Katsura Sunshine, as he brings Rakugo (November 16- December 3), the 400 -year-old  art of Japanese comic storytelling, to New York  City. Tickets for Rakugo are $30 sand are available at www.sohoplayhouse.com.

Katsura Sunshine’s RAKUGO is hilarious, charming, traditional, universally funny and yet so very Japanese. Sunshine makes his highly-anticipated off-Broadway debut! Fresh off 10 smash-hit performances in London’s West End at the Leicester Square Theatre! RAKUGO is a

Venue:
Soho Playhouse : 15 Vandam Street
Open: 11/04/17- Close: 11/25/17 ROMANTIC TRAPEZOID
Victor L. Cahn’s Romantic Trapezoid will get its world premiere directed by Alberto Bonilla at Theatre Row’s Lion Theatre. The show will begin performances on November 4, and open on November 8, running through November 25, 2017 at Theatre Row’s Lion Theatre (410 West 42 Street). Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

 

Melissa figures she has everything: a thriving career, a devoted partner (who never overstays his welcome), and the freedom to enjoy whatever and whomever else she wants. But when an unexpected visitor brings equally unexpected news, Melissa’s rollicking life turns into comic confusion, replete with surprising twists and a tantalizing resolution.

Venue:
Lion Theatre @ Theatre Row : 410 West 42nd Street
Open: 10/15/17- Close: 12/17/17 The Bench, A Homeless Love Story

Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980’s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery, from Daphne Arthur’s graphic novel adaptation of the play, and audio design is by world re-known composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh.

Venue:
Cherry Lane Theatre : 38 Commerce St.
Open: 08/28/17- Close: 05/31/18 The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2017-2018 Season
The Theater at the 14th

Street Y

Announces 2017-2018 Season

 

NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village with their 2017-2018 Season.

 

Each year, the company presents a provocative season of theater and dance from independent New York artists in dialogue with the residency program of LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture. The goal is to provide a big picture narrative focused on social awareness and change that transcends cultures and borders.

Venue:
14th Street Y Theater : 344 E 14th Street
Open: 09/28/17- Close: 01/31/18 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  For more information, visit HungryCaterpillarShow.com

Venue:
DR2 Theatre : 103 East 15th Street
Open: 07/13/17- Close: 12/31/17 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
25 years of service to the theater.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)

Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign:

$25 for 25

 

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. The goal is to raise $25,000 by end of year to help support and expand the educational programming TRU offers the theater community, as well as to make possible travel stipends to out-of-state writers who are accepted into the annual TRU Voices Reading Series.

 

Venue:
Theater Resources Unlimited/TRU Plays : 309 W. 104th Street, #1D
Open: 11/30/17- Close: 12/17/17 WHERE HAS TOMMY FLOWERS GONE?
Constructed as a series of vignettes, skits and brief incidents, the play portrays the life and attitude of one Tommy Flowers—irrepressible cut-up, determined freeloader and disenchanted rebel against society. In the course of his adventures he befriends a destitute old actor, acquires an oversized sheep dog (his best friend) and finds love with a beautiful music student (whom he meets in the ladies' room at Bloomingdale's). But as Tommy moves from scene to scene, his bright red shopping bag at the ready for pilfering, and his agile wit poised to hoodwink everyone in sight, we also glimpse the root causes of his alienation—his ailing, complaining mother back home; an unhappily married brother; a former girlfriend who has settled for a suffocating domesticity; and a venturing forth that has brought more rejection than acceptance.

Venue:
WorkShop Theatre : 312 W. 36th St.
Open: 09/04/17- Close: 12/18/17 Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season
Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season

 

Highlights:

 

  • Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior

  • A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn

  • A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world

  • Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns

  • Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book

Venue:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : 1071 Fifth Avenue
Open: 11/16/17- Close: 11/19/17 YOU€�RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
EPIC Players presents a neuro-inclusive musical production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.  EPIC is a theater troupe for actors living with (and without) developmental disabilities such as autism. Performances pioneer increased inclusion in theater arts, breaking through social barriers and debunking stigmas. Charles Schultz’s beloved musical—now celebrating its 50th Anniversary—explores love, friendship and acceptance of others’ differences through the antics of the beloved peanuts gang. 

Produced by EPIC Players Inclusion Company

The cast features Travis Burbee (Snoopy), Gianluca Cirafici (Charlie Brown), Samantha Elisofon (Lucy), Melissa Jennifer Gonzalez (Sally), Dante Jayce (Ensemble), Andrew Kader (Ensemble), Elizabeth Kotite (Ensemble), and Gideon Pianko (Linus).

Venue:
Flea Theater Mainstage : 41 White Street