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Open: 04/15/14- Close: 04/27/14 BALLET HISPANICO
Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater from April 15-27, 2014 with 15 performances featuring four dynamic programs. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now. 

 

The extraordinary lineup of works, curated by Eduardo Vilaro in his fourth year as Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, features El Beso, a stunning world premiere by Spanish native Gustavo Ramírez Sansano with original costumes by internationally renowned fashion designer Angel Sanchez.  Other highlights include three Joyce premieres: Sombrerísimo, Belgo-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s athletic tour de force for six male dancers; Umbral, Edgar Zendejas’s seductive interpretation of the beloved Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead); and

Venue:
Joyce Theater : 175 Eighth Avenue
Open: 04/10/14- Close: 05/04/14 Don Juan, or, The Wages of Debauchery
This Don Juan story by Vit Horejs of Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre is not a long dusty opera, nor is it unsuitable for the kids. In 18th century Europe, Don Juan ("Don Shajn") was among the top "hits" of the Czech marionette repertoire when the only theatre truly available in small towns and villages were shows by itinerant puppeteers. Their plays were a whimsical mixture of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," heroic legends, and rudimentary pre-Shakespearean tragedies. There is nothing very glamorous about the character of Don Juan in this Czech puppet playhe ends up as a common robber, hungry, rejected by all his former conquests and riled constantly by his inept servant Kasparek, the earthy Bohemian cousin of Mr. Punch and Leporello.
Venue:
The Jan Hus Playhouse : 351 E 74th Street
Open: 04/05/14- Close: 05/31/14 EEEK! A MOUSICAL
This musical fable is brought up to date in a fun & lively show for all ages. Bara, our City Mom (JULIA MENN) is finding the hectic pace of life a little bit frustrating, with all the new technology and longs for an escape to the Country to visit her sister, Clarisa (VICKI OCEGUERA) and her family. A few hours proves to be all the Peace & Quite this gang can take! And, when the country mice go to the city they find the throngs of people and honking horns are a little too frightening! Does each family realize their Happiness, may not be everyone's Happiness??? Does this fable make the point that each of us is different and we should love and respect our differences? Ya Darn-Tootin'.

"Holy Cow What A Treat! A sweet and entertaining show terrific opportunity for older folks and children to experience and enjoy theatre together.

Venue:
STAGE 72 : 158 West 72nd Street - 2nd Floor
Open: 04/05/14- Close: 05/31/14 EEEK! A MOUSICAL
 

            "Eeek! A Mousical" is a 21st Century update of the Aesop Fable, 'A City Mouse & A Country Mouse' starring JULIA MENN as Bara, the City Mom and VICKI OCEGUERA as Clarisa, the Country Mom.

            When the City Mom only wants a little peace and quiet at the dinner table away from the screeching traffic, cell phones and texting, she accepts an invitation for she and her family to visit her sister in the country. Her husband Brad (CHAPMAN RIEDEL) and son Benjamin (BARRY LEE SHEPPARD) are not too keen on sewing circles, crawdad fishing and Hard Red Wheat Pageants and Hilarity ensues!!!

Venue:
Stage 72 (Formerly the Triad NYC) : 158 WEST 72ND STREET
Open: 04/03/14- Close: 05/04/14 The INTERNATIONAL
the cell presents
the World Premier Production of Origin Theatre Company's

The INTERNATIONAL by Tim Ruddy
Directed by Christopher Randolph


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Venue:
the cell : 338 W. 23rd Street
Open: 03/26/14- Close: 05/31/14 In The Still Of The Night
Award-winning performer Shana Farr opens her new solo show "In The Still Of The Night" taking the audience on a musical and poetical journey through the words and music of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters and poets - Noel Coward and Cole Porter. An evening of wit and flamboyance, chic and cheek, urbanity and elegance!

With both humor and sentiment, Shana Farr brings new interpretations to songs such as "Zigeuner", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", and "Just One Of Those Things" along with other favorites such as "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Never Again", "If Love Were All" and more. Working with award-winning music director, Jon Weber and cellist, Adam Fisher, these great standards are colored with the sounds of jazz and blues.

Venue:
The Laurie Beechman Theatre : West Bank Cafe
Open: 04/03/14- Close: 04/27/14 LITTLE MAC, LITTLE MAC, YOU'RE THE VERY MAN!
LITTLE MAC, LITTLE MAC, YOU’RE THE VERY MAN! is based on Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, resetting its antihero, the renowned outlaw Macheath, in the Wild West on the run from the local oil tycoon, Mr. Peachum, and his henchman, Sheriff Lockit. The long arm of the law pursues Little Mac across the country, and through a hodgepodge of American history and culture. Along the way, he encounters familiar faces including Al Gore and Al Capone, Ronald Reagan and Ronald McDonald, and Lucille Ball and her buddy Ethel (Rosenberg). Rounding out the story of the outlaw- and the eighty-five memorable characters he meets- is a musical score that pays homage to the classic American songbook. Part spaghetti Western, part political satire, and part film-noir, Little Mac is a heartwarming tale about money, capitalism, and money.

Venue:
The Kraine Theater : 85 E. 4th Street
Open: 04/16/14- Close: 04/27/14 May Violets Spring
"MAY VIOLETS SPRING" is a new play adapted primarily from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" but featuring many of the Bard of Avon's other plays and sonnets, along with the introduction of original verse by James Parenti. Produced by Dare Lab and directed by Reesa Graham, this production focuses on Ophelia's journey as a protagonist through the canon events of "Hamlet." It's a love letter to classical heroines slighted by the narratives of our past and too often also in productions of the present.


The play will run this upcoming April 16th through April 27th, 2014:

Wednesday, April 16th at 8pm
Thursday, April 17th at 8pm
Friday, April 18th at 8pm
Saturday, April 19th at 8pm
Sunday, April 20th at 3pm
Wednesday, April 23rd at 8pm
Thursday, April 24th at 8pm
Friday, April 25th at 8pm
Saturday, April 26th at 8pm
Sunday, April 27th at 3pm


The Bridge

Venue:
The Bridge Theatre : 244 W. 54th Street, 12th Floor
Open: 04/17/14- Close: 05/04/14 NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, A NEW MUSICAL
Suitable for all ages, an original musical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale with a cast of 35 Iincluding 6 children), including Broadway star Luba Mason* (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, How to Succeed, Sunset Blvd.), Cabaret luminary Karen Kohler* (Das Cabaret, Vienna to Weimar w/ KT Sullivan), Becca Gottlieb* (Nat. Tours: Damn Yankees, The Wedding Singer), and Douglas McDonnell (Metropolitan & New York City Operas), A comedic satire. Memorable characters. Famous romantic 1830’s novel with themes of class inequality & social injustice.

Join the Crummles Troupe in protest mode as they bring The Nickleby Family, The Squeers, The Cheerybles, Smike, Newman Noggs and an array of early Victorian era characters to life.

Venue:
Theater For The New City : 155 First Avenue
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: 04/12/14- 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