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Open: 11/06/16- Close: 11/06/16 2016 TRU Love Benefit: Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will enter its 25th year as a not-for-profit service organization with its annual gala, the TRU Love Benefit. This year’s theme is Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts. After 10 years of Sunday brunch benefits, TRU is moving into the evening on November 6, 2016 beginning at 6pm with pre-show cocktails at the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center lobby, awards and performance in the Auditorium, plus a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception afterwards at the upcoming Lincoln Center exhibition of costumes from Olivier and Tony Award winning musicals, Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York.

Lincoln Center : 10 Lincoln Plaza
Open: 10/29/16- Close: 10/29/16 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2016/17 Season
Featured performances include Argentinian tango company Estampas Porteñas,

Emmy nominee Tony Danza, Grammy winner Patti Austin, the much-anticipated return of

 the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, and more!


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 2016-17 season of music, dance, theater, and family programming, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. Hailing from Argentina, Haiti, Jamaica, China, Cuba, and across the United States, the award-winning artists include both Brooklyn Center premieres and returning favorites. Most performances will be held in Walt Whitman Theatre on the campus of Brooklyn College; select performances will take place at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: 11/05/16- Close: 09/09/17 Chalk (a Silent Comedy.)
CHALK is a hilarious and unexpected one-man show that’s guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. A playful and poignant homage to class silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this romantic romp sure to “Draw You In.”

Critics call CHALK:

"Unbelievably Special" - Theater in the Now

"Clever, Theatrical Magic" - Center on the Aisle

"A Whimsical, Jovial, Enjoyable Show!" - Hi! Drama

approx run time: 45 minutes

About the Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity

The Kraine Theater : 85 E. 4th Street
Open: 11/05/16- Close: 11/05/16 DAVID MILLS: SHAME!
After recently gracing the screen with Meryl Streep as super-fan “Augustus Corbin” in Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins, and a sold-out run at London’s Soho Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe, London-based American comic David Mills returns to NYC with his razor sharp rants delivered with his signature cocktail swagger, biting, acerbic wit and a clutch of apocalyptic tunes. Mills' distinctive style combines scathing comedy commentary with music in contemporary update of Tom Lehrer mixed with left-field Sandra Bernhard. Expect a smart hour of spiky comedy, songs and irreverent commentary for grown-ups. Featuring Jody Shelton on piano.

Pangea : 178 2nd Ave
Open: 11/04/16- Close: 12/04/16 DON'T YOU F**KING SAY A WORD
Don’t You F**king Say a Word is a play about love and hate, about friendly and not so friendly competition. Tennis is just tennis...until it isn't.

In this structurally innovative comic drama, which takes place simultaneous over the course of a single tennis match, and over the course of two years, Kate and Leslie explore the complexities of their boyfriends’ competitive spirits. Russ has a temper. Brian has been known to cheat. As their weekly tennis sets play out aggressively on stage, Kate and Leslie dissect their friendship and rivalry in a volley of sharp observation and wry wit. An explosive comedy about love, relationships, and the consequences of a lousy backhand.

The cast will feature Michael Braun (The Crucible on Broadway; War Horse at Lincoln Center; Much Ado About Nothing at The

59E59 Theaters : 59 East 59th Street
A new contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, set in a 1990's evangelical charismatic Christian church. The setting teases out parallels between the shifting spiritual landscape and new energy of the mid-90's and the theological tensions occurring in England at the time the play was written.  Alexandra Kuechler Caffall directs a cast of eleven including Tyler Caffall, Luke Forbes, Jeff Gonzalez, Lindsey Trout Hughes, Kelly King, Danielle Purdy, David Riley, Leif Steinert, and Barbara Weetman, with more to be announced.  

Pastor Hamlet is dead.  His congregation has found a replacement. His widow has taken a husband. Everyone is trying to move on. Except his son.  And...

St. John's Church : 81 Christopher Street
Open: 11/02/16- Close: 11/11/16 KEEPING MY KIDNEYS
Mindy Raf’s, Keeping My Kidneys will have its World Premiere at The PIT Loft. The limited run will play November 2nd – 11th and is directed by Tara Elliott.

Brooklyn based writer, performer, and published author, Mindy Raf has performed stand-up all over the country with notable performances at the Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), NY Funny Songs Fest, SketchFest NYC, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR). In New York, she performs regularly at The Peoples Improv Theater, Dixon Place, QED, and Upright Citizens Brigade. In addition, Raf writes for several websites and TV shows including MTV’s Girl Code, VH1, College Humor, TNT, Lifetime, and was a contributor to the My Parents Were Awesome anthology (Random House).

PIT LOFT : 154 W 29th St
Open: 11/01/16- Close: 11/12/16 MERCIFUL FATHER
Atar Hadari’s penetrating new play, Merciful Father will open UP Theater’s seventh season. The World Premiere of Merciful Father will run November 1st through November 12th in Northern Manhattan. Merciful Father is a provocative new take on Sholem Asch’s scandalous Yiddish play God of Vengeance:

A brothel owner commissions the creation of a Torah scroll to win a respectable husband for his daughter. His daughter instead chooses ill repute. 

God of Vengeance opened on Broadway at the Apollo Theatre in 1923 and featured Broadway’s first lesbian kiss, after which the actors and producers were arrested for immorality. That production is the inspiration for Paula Vogel’s new play, Indecent which premiered last year at the Vineyard Theatre. 

Garret at Fort Washington Collegiate : 729 W 181st Street
Open: 10/30/16- Close: 10/30/16 The Halloween Tree
In Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree, a group children set out to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, only to discover that their friend, Pipkin, has been whisked away on a journey that could determine whether he lives or dies. With the help of a mysterious character named Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud, they pursue their friend across time and space through Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, and Roman cultures, Celtic Druidism, Notre Dame Cathedral in Medieval Paris, and The Day of the Dead in Mexico. Along the way, they learn the origins of the holiday that they celebrate, and the role that the fear of death, spooks, and the haunts has played in shaping civilization. The Halloween Tree itself, with its many branches laden with jack-o'-lanterns, serves as a metaphor for the historical confluence of these traditions.

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Cen : 129 W. 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
Open: 10/30/16- Close: 10/30/16 Theater Resources Unlimited presents Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch
Theater Resources Unlimited


Writer-Producer Speed Date:

The Art of the Pitch

Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 5:30pm-10:30pm


Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm at NOLA, 250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., NYC. Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with commercial and not-for-profit producers. To apply, visit and email application to If accepted, there is a fee of $75 for non-members, $65 for TRU members.


NOLA Studios : 250 W. 54th St.
Open: 10/26/16- Close: 10/31/16 VANGELINE THEATER presents the New York Premiere of BUTOH BEETHOVEN
After a triumphant international tour, Vangeline Theater presents the New York Premiere of BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata), on October 26-31, 2016 at 8pm at The Producer's Club, Royal Theater, 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. New York Butoh star Vangeline conjures the ghosts of two passionate giants — Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh, and composer Ludwig van Beethoven in this hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance.

Royal Theater at Producers Club : 358 West 44th St. at 9th Ave.