Open: 07/24/19- Close: 07/28/19
OVERTURE THE MUSICAL|
A new story celebrating the extraordinary grass-roots efforts to save the Kansas City Philharmonic, with music and lyrics by Krista Eyler, book by Krista Eyler and Barbara Nichols.
It’s 1953, and the symphonic sounds of the Kansas City Philharmonic are dimming as the iconic cultural institution fights for its existence. Amid this existential battle led by the grass-roots efforts of the determined Philharmonic staff, their own personal struggles ignite a crescendo of passions which has each of them fighting for their own survival. A poignant love story about saving something extraordinary and building something beautiful, this real-life story plucks at our heart-strings through legit voices and contemporary musical sounds.
The Pershing Square Signature Center : 480 West 42nd Street
Open: 07/23/19- Close: 07/28/19
TILL: THE EMOTIONAL AND MOVING TRUE STORY OF EMMETT AND MAMIE TILL|
A child's murder becomes a worldwide awakening. In 1955, a black teenager visiting relatives in Mississippi was murdered. His body was thrown in the Tallahatchie River where it was discovered three days later, mutilated and unrecognizable. His mother bravely insisted that he have an open casket funeral so that “the world would see” what they had done to her child. This crime and her impassioned response were catalysts for the subsequent civil rights protests of the era.
NJ Agwuna directs a cast of six, including Taylor A. Blackman (Regional: Fun Home, Mamma Mia, Hello Dolly, Ragtime), Tyla Collier (Off-Broadway: Sistas the Musical), Dwelvan David (1st
Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The P : 480 West 42nd Street
Open: 07/24/19- Close: 07/24/19
YOUNG DANCEMAKERS COMPANY AT FIELDSTON SCHOOL AUDITORIUM|
Young Dancemakers Company is a unique dance ensemble of teens drawn from NYC’s public high schools, dedicated to creating original choreography and performing it in free touring concerts city-wide, for audiences of up to 2000 young people and adults. As part of their 24th annual touring season, YDC will present eight performances held across the city from July 24 through August 3, consisting of eleven short original dances, based on meaningful personal and social themes, created by the emerging choreographers, under the guidance of YDC’s Director Alice Teirstein, Co-Director Jessica Gaynor, Music Director William Catanzaro and Costume Designer Wendy Phillips Kahn. Also included in the concert is an excerpt from the repertory of Dance Heginbotham, taught by company members Kristen Foote and Courtney Lopes, with additional workshops taught
Fieldston School Auditorium : 3901 Fieldston Road
Open: 07/30/19- Close: 07/30/19
YOUNG DANCEMAKERS COMPANY PRESENTS: CITY TEENS DANCING ALL AROUND TOWN|
A unique performing ensemble of NYC teens, present a free one hour concert of their new, lively, original choreography, based on meaningful personal and social themes. Directed by Alice Teirstein, Co-directed by Jessica Gaynor with Live Percussion by William Catanzaro plus an excerpt from the repertory of renowned choreographer John Heginbotham. There will be a post performance lively dance-making with the audienc
About the Company: Kumble Theater
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. It is designed to nourish artistic exploration and development by students and other emerging artists while providing the entire community greater access to an exciting range of Broadway-quality, classical and
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts : 1 University Plaza