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Open: 06/11/16- Close: 10/31/16 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories, The Artist Who Painted a Blue HorseMister SeahorseThe Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Thursday & Friday at 11am; Saturday & Sunday at 10am, 12pm & 2pm

NEW THEATRE: Theatre Row’s Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street

 Running time 60 minutes, no intermission

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Special Information

Venue:
Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre : 410 West 42nd Street
Open: 06/17/16- Close: 07/03/16 A STOPPING PLACE
A man finds himself in a dark room. He is lost, but he has a plan. If it works, a way out could open up. It’s simple. And then there’s the red ball.

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is pleased to announce the world premiere of A Stopping Place, a new one-man show written and performed by Stephen Powell, directed by Clara Pagone, and produced by Leonie Ettinger. A Stopping Place, the first original play by Stephen Powell, brings to the stage a riveting exploration of the lasting effects that trauma inflicts on the individual, told through the personal meditations of a lone, anonymous character. Tickets are $18 for general admission and can be purchased at www.planetconnections.org.

Venue:
Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th Street
Open: 06/04/16- Close: 07/30/16 Gary Busey's One-man Hamlet As Performed By David Carl
Due to popular demand for summer action-movie/Shakespeare mash-ups, Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl extends its critically acclaimed run into June and July with five additional performances 10:30 p.m. Saturdays June 4 & 25; 9 p.m. Thursday, June 30 & Saturdays, July 9 & July 30. The New York Times recently called the show "deliciously deranged...a head-spinning performance!" The acclaimed production heads to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in mid-July for the Shakespeare 400 celebrations.
 
As Shakespearean actor, puppeteer, singer and action-movie director, Gary Busey (played by New York actor-writer David Carl) performs each scene of Hamlet his own way, with occasional detours across Busey’s IMDB page from Buddy Holly to Lethal Weapon.

Venue:
PIT LOFT : 154 W 29th St
Open: 06/23/16- Close: 07/03/16 HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN OR WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT SALLY?
This past fall Padraic Lillis was a guest artist at a university where a student that was charming, bright, witty, and warm, a person that no one could say a negative word about, committed suicide. It was a shock to everyone. 105 people die from suicide each day in the United States and the rate is rising. One reason is because we don't talk about it. This event inspired Padraic to create this play as an honest, intimate, slightly humorous sharing of his experiences in the hopes of opening up the conversation on the topic of suicide.


About the Company: The Farm Theater

The Farm Theater The name is inspired by the "farm" system of baseball whose role is to provide experience and training for developing players.

Venue:
The Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th 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: 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: 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
Open: 06/30/16- Close: 07/31/16 STRUCK, A SERIOUS COMEDY ABOUT A (POSSIBLY) COSMIC EVENT AT NJ REP
After being hit by a bicycle while crossing an East Village intersection, Vera Resnick's simple predictable life is about to take an unexpected turn. Is it coincidence that brought Vera and the bicyclist together, or are greater forces at play?  STRUCK is a serious comedy about a possibly cosmic event that deals with the search for truth in the face of deception.  

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 06/30/16- Close: 07/09/16 THE TERRIBLE TRADGEDY OF PETER PAN
“Tomorrow is something I’ve been too afraid to face. Because what is left tomorrow is one day less than today.”

After another amazing season, with amazing work onstage, with amazing audiences, who were in turn….amazed in 2015, What Dreams May Co in partnership with Queens Shakespeare Inc. again shines the looking glass onto 2 of literature’s most famous characters, who on the surface appear to be complete opposites. One, a certain boy who will never grow up. The other; one of Shakespeare’s kings who has grown quite old. Yet they both seem to suffer a clear case of “Peter Pan Syndrome”; flying about from place to place, searching for a mother, and oblivious to the destruction they leave in their wake.

Venue:
John DeSotelle Studio : 300 West 43rd Street