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Open: 04/25/14- Close: 05/04/14 RASCALS WITH ALTITUDE
General Mischief Dance Theatre presents its spring performance, Rascals with Altitude.  Performances will take place from April 25 – May 4 at The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street, NYC.  Tickets are $20 in advance for general admission ($25 at the door, $15 for students and seniors, $10 to children ten and under) and are available at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2754 or by calling (212) 714-4694.  Performances: Friday, April 25 at 8pm; Saturday, April 26 at 8pm; Sunday, April 27 at 5pm; Friday, May 2 at 8pm; Saturday, May 3 at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday, May 4 at 3pm.  Appropriate for ages 4 and up.

 

Venue:
Connelly Theater : 220 East 4th Street
Open: 09/11/13- Close: 09/16/14 Sample
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Show 2Sunday, June 2nd @9:15AMThursday, May 2nd 9:00amThursday, May 2nd 10:30am
Show 3Sunday, June 2nd, 1:00 PMTuesday, May 7th 9:00amTuesday, May 7th 10:30am
Show 4Sunday, June 2nd 5:00PMThursday, May 9th 9:00amThursday, May 9th 10:30am
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Venue:
Sample Venue : 312 West 36th street
Open: 07/29/12- Close: 01/02/17 Sample Show 2 Two
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Theater.Comedy

Venue:
The Gershwin Hotel : 7 E. 27th St.
Open: 04/21/14- Close: 04/21/14 Shrunken Shakespeare Company Presents: Paul Sorvino's Lear
Shrunken Shakespeare Company's 2014 Fundraiser Gala will feature the New York City premiere of "Lear", adapted from on William Shakespeare's "King Lear" by Paul Sorvino, who will direct and star in the title role. The piece will be presented as a staged reading produced by SSC in collaboration with director and producer Joe Paradise. Complete casting will be announced shortly.

Sorvino has appeared in 110 films and a variety of TV and theatrical productions over the last four decades. Including "King Lear" alongside James Earl Jones and Raul Julia for The New York Shakespeare Festival, Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas", Oliver Stone's "Nixon" and Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo and Juliet" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

This contemporary staging of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy revamps the tale of a king who decides to divide his kingdom between three daughters.

Venue:
The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre : 312 West 36th Street
Open: 03/01/14- Close: 05/03/14 Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth
Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth

By Cynthia von Buhler
with additional material by Mat Smart

Directed by Wes Grantom

Long-running immersive theater piece SPEAKEASY DOLLHOUSE: THE BLOODY BEGINNING
starts a new chapter...this time delving into the sibling rivalry between John Wilkes and Edwin Booth.

Stageworks Media is pleased to announce Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth by Cynthia von Buhler. A new chapter to Ms. von Buhler's Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning, which has over the past two years become one of the city's most unique, interactive, and surreal theatre experiences, Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth brings von Buhler's unique brand of immersive theater to the legends of John Wilkes and Edwin Booth.

Venue:
The Players Club : 16 Gramercy Park South
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 04/25/14 stbdance - Becquerel
Please Join STBDANCE in NEW YORK CITY for the premiere of, "BECQUEREL".

"BECQUEREL", is a physical response to the events surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, 1986. While not a literal translation of Chernobyl, "BECQUEREL" embodies the fear of radiation poisoning and the delay in notification to the people of Chernobyl and neighboring Pripyat. "BECQUEREL" hopes to evoke some of the unknown physical consequences, loss of relationships, inability to disconnect from an environment, and trying to rid the body of radiation without scientific knowledge and understanding.

STBDANCE company:

Artistic Director & Choreographer: Shawn T Bible

Dancers:

Amanda Blauer
Stacey Cable
Emily Craver
Satomi Itohara
Katie Mattar
Lauren McCarthy
Kaitlyn Pollock
Annie Saeugling
Leanne Smith


Arts.Dance

Venue:
Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre : 405 West 55th Street
Open: 04/26/14- Close: 04/26/14 Studio Showing | Belinda McGuire + MADboots dance
Belinda McGuire + MADboots dance share repertory and new work at the beautiful Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew. Don't miss out on this intimate evening of dance!


BELINDA MCGUIRE (Dancer, Director, Choreographer), originally from Toronto, graduated from The Juilliard School (BFA 2006). Through Belinda McGuire Dance Projects, she performs primarily solo work, choreographs and engages in collaboration and production. McGuire was nominated for the 2013 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance (The Heist Project), was an Artiste en Passant at The International Choreographic Arts Centre Amsterdam in 2010, a recipient of the 2008 Bessie Schönberg Residency at the Yard, and was recognized by the 2007 Susan Braun Award of The Dance Films Association.

Venue:
Gallim Dance at the Church of St. Luke a : 520 Clinton Avenue
Open: 04/30/14- Close: 05/01/14 Swipe This: My Life In Transit
As a Token Booth Clerk for New York City's largest transportation system, Joanna Briley is desperately fighting for her freedom. Her "job" at the M.T.A. has become her prison cell. She is used to living her entire life confined to societal norms mediated by religious dogma and childhood traumas. Being locked up for 8hrs a day inside a "token booth" has created a self-imposed barrier that has spilled over to her personal life. Single, celibate, and financially unstable, Joanna must unlock the door and walk outside toward the liberation she craves.


Written by Joanna Briley
Directed by Carole Montgomery


Arts.Performance

Venue:
The Producers' Club (Crown Theater) : 358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
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: 04/21/14- Close: 04/21/14 SHRUNKEN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY'S 2014 FUNDRAISER GALA - PAUL SORVINO'S LEAR ADAPTATION
Broadway, Off-Broadway and TV vets set to perform in Paul Sorvino’s world premiere adaption of Lear at Shrunken Shakespeare Company's 2014 Fundraiser Gala.

Paul Sorvino will star as Lear, and he will direct a cast of 19, including his own son, actor, director, producer Michael Sorvino (Stuck, Center Stages; Merry Wives of Windsor, Princeton Rep.). Other cast members include Anne Bates (The Culture Project; 30 Rock), Clodagh Bowyer (Irish Rep, EST, The Sopranos), Robert Bryson (Film: “Desolation Angels,” “West New York”), Yvonne Cone (Shakespeare & Co, SSC,

Venue:
TBG Theater, Main Space : 312 west 36th Street, 3rd Fllor
Open: 04/27/14- Close: 04/27/14 SWAN DAY MONOLOGUE JAM
Alacrity Project's Swan Day Monologue Jam features women (and men) who have a message to share through monologue, dance & song about being a woman, and femininity. In this show artists share their take on: What does it mean to be a woman? and What is femininity? Participate in individual artists’ ongoing exploration towards knowing and recognizing a woman’s true value, purpose & function. Swan Day is an international holiday facilitated by WomenArts.org, to support women in arts. Events occur around the world during the months of March and April. 

Performers include:

Amber Godrey
Carlotta Bazzu
Dina Richardson
Emily Niewendorp
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Venue:
Arlene's Grocery : 95 Stanton Street
Open: 04/29/14- Close: 05/04/14 ThanksKilling The Muscial
"Gobble gobble, motherf**ker!" To anyone who's seen the unabashedly crass and offensive horror-comedy cult hit THANKSKILLING, those words should be familiar. For anyone who hasn't seen the B-movie bonanza -- in which a filth-spouting, misogynistic, possessed, psychopathic turkey goes on a killing spree -- that catch phrase should provide a barometer as the the type of entertainment on offer here. Throw some ridiculous songs into the mix and you have the deliriously offbeat stage comedy: THANKSKILLING THE MUSICAL.

Music and lyrics by Jeff Thomson and Jordan Mann
Based on the motion picture THANKSKILLING by Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart

Produced and directed by David Eck in association with Ashley Kate Adams (AKA Studio Productions)

THANKSKILLING THE MUSICAL is part of the 2014 Festival of the Offensive.

Venue:
The Producers' Club (Crown Theater) : 358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
Open: 07/11/13- Close: 06/05/14 The Gong Show Live - Off Broadway
The Gong Show Live continues its SMASH run at The Cutting Room in NYC.

Additional 2104 shows added! April 3, May 1 and June 5 2014. Use dropdown menu to select dates

The Gong Show was a cultural touchstone, a pioneering TV show and the godfather of every awkwardly great reality TV moment that has happened in history. We present the theatrical recreation of The Gong Show in a slick, modern-day stage production. If you liked it on TV, you will love it right in front of your face. Critically hailed as "Jaw droppingly hilarious" and "Fast, fresh and fun" this uproarious, deranged, completely entertaining show has audiences laughing into the next day.

Featuring modern-day performers from America's Got Talent, Conan, Letterman, 30 Rock and So You Think You Can Dance, you will be thoroughly entertained, fascinated, horrified and delighted. Hosted by comedian Ray Ellin.

Venue:
The Cutting Room : 44 East 32nd Street
Open: 04/12/14- Close: 04/26/14 The Tower
AntiMatter Collective presents

THE TOWER

written by Adam Scott Mazer
directed by Philip Gates
historical research by Maya Rook

The Tower is a psychedelic journey into the history and mythology of the Donner Party, a group of snowbound pioneers who notoriously resorted to cannibalism to survive the brutal winter of 1846-47. Historical narrative collides with hallucinatory imagery to create a shifting landscape filled with the whispers of the past and the roar of the future. A vision of adolescent America: frostbitten, bloodstained, ravenous.

Featurting Elizabeth Bays, Dan Bielinski*, Courtney Fenwick, Rebecca Hirota*, Marlowe Holden, Andrew Krug*, Scott Raker*, Leah Walsh*, Curry Whitmire*

*appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Scenic Design by Patrick McNaughton
Lighting Design by Alana Jacoby
Sound Design by Will Fulton
Projection Design by Sam

Venue:
Standard ToyKraft : 722 Metropolitan Ave., 3rd Floor
Open: 04/17/14- Close: 04/20/14 Tricia Brouk's Committed
In 1989 at an Upper East Side psychiatric ward, five women and three men share their very personal stories of struggle and hope. This new book musical, with 13 original songs written by lyricist/composer, Andrew David Sotomayor, is a little "Orange is the New Black" meets "Girl Interrupted" meets "Friends." The personal stories, told through song and dance, touch on various and more than common mental illnesses. The characters are likable and very relateable. We understand them and want them to get better. The subject matter is intense, but there's no lack of humor.


Arts.Dance

Venue:
West End Theater : 263 West 86th St.
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 05/17/14 THE BRINK OF US
Eight friends reunite for a weekend getaway. Drinks are poured. Snow falls and doesn’t stop. At the heart of all the levity is one dark secret that binds the group together, but as the resources and the pleasantries start to dwindle, a revelation threatens to tear the friends apart. The Brink of Us artfully, and ominously, tells the story of how the ghosts of our past can come howling into the present. Remember to lock the door; it's treacherous outside, and the deer are getting hungry...


About the Company: The Deer Players

THE DEER PLAYERS are an ensemble performance collective founded by Peter Staley, Julia Piker and Kara-Lynn Vaeni. We find inspiration in machines, science fiction/horror/fantasy, whimsy, the power of the human body, and the music and fashion of the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and beyond.

Venue:
South Oxford Space : 138 South Oxford Street
Open: 04/12/14- Close: 04/26/14 THE SCARY, IMPROVISED STEPHEN KING, AT THE PRODUCERS CLUB
IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, is BACK with its third season of improvised shows. After another highly successful season of full houses, stand-out fest appearances and glowing praise, the NYC-based ensemble of comedy actors and writers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. April 12, IRTE begins its official residency at The Producers Club with THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King. Your dead pet stands by a shining dark tower in Maine...Watch in terror as the twisted members of IRTE craft your suggestions into a story worthy of the KING of Horror, himself! Dare you face... THE SCARY?!!


About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

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Venue:
Producer's Club : 358 W 44 St
Open: 04/12/14- Close: 04/26/14 THE TOWER
The Tower is a psychedelic journey into the history and mythology of the Donner Party, a group of snowbound pioneers who notoriously resorted to cannibalism to survive the brutal winter of 1846-47. Historical narrative collides with hallucinatory imagery to create a shifting landscape filled with the whispers of the past and the roar of the future. A vision of adolescent America: frostbitten, bloodstained, ravenous.


About the Company: AntiMatter Collective

Necessarily ephemeral, theater is not matter (though it may matter, we hope). ANTIMATTER COLLECTIVE was formed in order to excavate a new kind of theater that confronts the chasms between art and entertainment, the comic and the tragic, the squalid and the transcendent.

Venue:
Standard ToyKraft : 722 Metropolitan Ave., 3rd Floor
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: 02/13/14- Close: 05/08/14 VHS Presents
February 13th, March 13th, April 10th, May 8th

Angel Yau takes us into the young minds of comedians, filmmakers, and storytellers by watching the videos they made as future struggling artists and telling the stories behind it before. From movie re-enactments to cable access shows to school projects to simply home videos. Each month, four storytellers get to show videos they worked hard on pre-youtube days and reflect on how they've grown today. Featuring TBA


Arts.Literary

Venue:
The Tank @ 46th Street : 151 w. 46th St. (b/t 6th and 7th Av
Open: 04/24/14- Close: 04/24/14 What Just Happened?
Nina Wise's WHAT JUST HAPPENED? is an improvisational performance based on personal and political events which have transpired over the previous twenty-four hours. Wise's autobiographical performances, known for their warmth and compassion, weave irony, physicality and insight into complex, spontaneous narratives. Her work, which has been compared to a cross between Lily Tomlin, the Dalai Lama and Jules Feiffer, is at once full of humor and poignancy. No two performances are ever the same--

"Wise is a metaphysical vaudevillian for the new millennium" - Bob Morris, N.Y. Times columnist

"Lovingkindness abounds in her work. She makes art as fresh as the day's headlines."
- Village Voice


NINA WISE is known for her provocative and original performance works.

Venue:
Spectrum NYC : 121 Ludlow St. (btwn Delancey {e_ad
Open: 10/31/13- Close: 05/01/14 Wow! WOW Cabaret
This scintillating cabaret of short-form performances of all types showcases the many talents that make their home at Wow Cafe Theater! Music, theater, poetry, dance, story telling, performance art, burlesque - anything might happen! Come get a taste of Wow!


Arts.Performance

Venue:
WOW Cafe Theater : 59-61 East 4th St.