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Open: 04/24/14- Close: 04/24/14 A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS
– New Jersey Repertory Company’s season of premieres continues with Pulitzer Prize and Tony-nominated playwright Lee Blessing’s sequel to his Cold War play, “A Walk in the Woods”.

 

The world premiere of Blessing’s “A View of the Mountains”, directed by Evan Bergman, begins April 24 and will run through May 25 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. The play explores how the current extreme political polarization in our society has come home to roost and threatens not only our nation, but the intimate ties that bind families.

 

John Honeyman is a former arms negotiator who represented the U.S. in the early 1980’s and held secret meetings with his Russian counterpart to defuse the explosive tensions that divided the two nuclear super-powers.

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 04/24/14- Close: 04/27/14 After The Dance
This new immersive production of the British classic play will be an evening you will never forget. Set at the home of a high living, hard drinking wealthy Brooklynite, After The Dance will take you on a journey of one man's fall from grace as he grapples with a life so heavy with irony that it is empty of any substance. Follow the characters via live video feeds and active participation, and witness the debauchery and tragedy unfolding throughout the night. Part party, part play, this will be an evening of dancing, live music, sarcasm, custom cocktails, and Rattigans' prescient text. Too dark for the time it was originally written, we bring you this classic like you never seen it before.


Arts.Performance

Venue:
Gemini {e_venue}amp; Scorpio Loft : Gowanus
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 04/27/14 BOOK CLUB.
A book club meeting in 1953 starts to unravel as recent gossip surrounding Claire's 6-year old son leaks into the conversation and debate surrounding an even more radical piece of popular young adult literature, The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. Tensions rise in an unusual, uncomfortable display of a sugar-coated war of subtext and banter between these 5 society women. Claire must find a way to stand up for her son and herself, without alienating her family from the entire neighborhood. Flipping between 1953 and Claire's earlier years in the late 1940's, the story shows a woman who was born too early trying to survive in suburban America during the era of the Cold War, and begs the question: What happens when our society fails to protect our children's innocence? And when, or why, does a mother cross the line of protection?


Cast
Kelsey Lake as Claire Gardner
Carly

Venue:
PACE University Room 311 : 140 Williams St.
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 05/17/14 The Brink of Us
The Deer Players (Producers Julia Piker and Peter Staley) will present the World Premiere of THE BRINK OF US by Delaney Britt Brewer (Wolves at 59e59) April 25-May 17 at South Oxford Space (138 South Oxford Street between Atlantic Ave and Hanson Place, Brooklyn). The production will be directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni (AliceGraceAnon with New Georges) and feature Daniel Cuff, Tom Kelsey, Starr Kirkland, Annelise Nielsen, Julia Piker, Peter Staley, Zachary J. Smith, and Linda Tardif. The creative team will include Set and Lighting Design by Nick Francone (Vampire Cowboys) with assistance from Rachel Schapira, and Costume Design by Ethan Berube. The production is presented with support from New Georges.

Eight friends reunite for a weekend getaway. Drinks are poured. Snow falls and doesn't stop.

Venue:
South Oxford Space : 138 South Oxford Street
Open: 05/03/14- Close: 05/04/14 Catladies
The dogs retrieved the Constitution from its perch and chewed it up like a rubber chipmunk, forcing the lawyers to turn catty as they attempt to save the feline only pet store/mecca of CatSmartCo before it is infiltrated by canines under the banner of affirmativeaction. But the NÜTER-ing (No Undermining of True Equal Rights) Movement may get snipped before it has begun. This queer musical is a low tech farce with flinging toy cats, spears made from broomsticks, and helmets with ears on top. If somebody finds enlightenment from viewing Catladies, the writer will salute him or her.

Show dates and times: May 3rd and 4th at 4pm

www.catladiesthemusical.com

http://offsidesnjproductions.wordpress.com


Arts.Theatre

Venue:
The Producers Club : 358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
Open: 04/28/14- Close: 05/03/14 Click Chamber
Ribbon Candy is a potent drug, perverting the streets, and being the demon of choice. Crime waits for no man, and the learning curve is overshot as soon as you step foot on the road. These are stories from 3 AM, on a muggy, rainy night. Steam billows from sewer hatches while you've got gin on your breath, and an empty wallet from being crushed in pool.

Then you stumble onto a dealer, and he says you can fly over the rainbow...but take the purple pill. Purple is by far the best.

Six characters will tell their stories, intertwined by something other than fate, and brought together by the most human and no longer human of conditions death and each other.


Starring in order of appearance:

Aaron Krygier - The Narrator
Peter Calieri - The Boss
Bryan Patrick Stoyle - Charlie (The Idiot)
Hilary Walker - The Daughter
Justin Karcher - The Poet
Lamont Bellsarios -

Venue:
The Producers Club (Crown Theater) : 358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
Open: 04/23/14- Close: 05/10/14 DEBUTANTE. A New Play
The hilarious and singular new play DEBUTANTE is back and getting its world premiere production! Following its sold-out performance at Ars Nova, there's no better place to bring one of ANT Fest's most talked about shows than to the beautiful Bernie Wohl Theater.

DEBUTANTE. follows the preparations and ultimate debut of a group of restless young heiresses living in decadence during a worldwide financial crisis. With late night bike rides, TAB soda overdoses and Jazzercise sessions inspired by the famed soap opera "Dynasty", these poor little rich girls must come of age as they come out to the world.

Inspired by real life debutantes Barbara Hutton and and Brenda Frazier, it is an unexpectedly loving portrait of a group of young women anxious to find their worth in a world defined by the almighty dollar.

Venue:
Bernie Wohl Center @ Goddard Riverside C : 647 Columbus Avenue
Open: 04/23/14- Close: 05/10/14 DEBUTANTE.
DEBUTANTE. follows the preparations and ultimate debut of a group of restless young heiresses living in decadence during a worldwide financial crisis. With late night bike rides, TAB soda overdoses and Jazzercise sessions inspired by the famed soap opera "Dynasty", these poor little rich girls must come of age as they come out to the world.

Inspired by real life debutantes Barbara Hutton and and Brenda Frazier, it is an unexpectedly loving portrait of a group of young women anxious to find their worth in a world defined by the almighty dollar.

Venue:
Bernie Wohl Center @ Goddard Riverside C : 647 Columbus Avenue
Open: 04/22/14- Close: 04/22/14 EMERGENCE
Eryc Taylor Dance, Inc. (ETD) presents Emergence on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Rose Nagelberg Theater at Baruch College Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, NYC, at 6pm and also at 8:30pm.  Emergence, an evening of dance, will feature original pieces choreographed by recipients of 2013 ETD grants for aspiring choreographers, as well as a piece by Eryc Taylor.  Tickets are $25 ($15 for students and seniors) and are available at 866-811-4111 and online atwww.theatermania.com.   A gala reception ($100 ticket) will take place between shows and will include a meet and greet with the choreographers as well as an open wine bar.

 

Venue:
Baruch Performing Arts Center : 55 Lexington Avenue
Open: 04/28/14- Close: 05/01/14 Fordham/Primary Stages: NINA
Fordham/Primary Stages MFA in Playwriting

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Nina
By Jenny Rachel Weiner
Directed by Sarah Krohn

Meet Nina. She's from Florida, she grew up in the 90's, and she talks to her Mom six times a day. Shaken by the news that her best friend/back-up-husband is marrying her polar opposite, Nina is catapulted back to the traumatic time of her Bat Mitzvah, when she first realized how scary it is to grow up.

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April 28 , April 29, April 30, and May 1 at 7:30pm
The Veronica Lally Kehoe Theatre


Arts.Theatre

Venue:
Veronica Lally Kehoe Studio Theatre - Fo : 113 West 60th Street (at Columbus A
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 04/26/14 Hikari
Hikari is a Multimedia Performance experience which combines contemporary dance, live music, video feed, ambience lighting and filmed projections. The play itself last 40 minutes and is presented as triptych with two interludes, where all the elements are featured.

Hikari is a triptych which reveals the constant struggle between opposed forces that are paradoxically intertwined. From darkness, comes light. With light, comes searching. The search begets a desperation that threatens to consume it all and drag the subject to the deep dark, descending into the underworld. Nevertheless, even when sunk in the depths, the individual can surmount this disposition and grows, expanding like a song, like waves to light, from larva to butterfly from searcher to Illuminated, going from internal journey to the plenitude of the Self.

Hikari. Original idea by Dora Hagerman and Héctor Murrieta.

Venue:
CPR - Center for Performance Research : 361 Manhattan Ave
Open: 04/25/14- Close: 05/11/14 King Lear
Broadway veteran and Titan Company Member Terry Layman returns to the Titan stage this Spring, assuming the title role in this searing new production of Shakespeare’s epic masterpiece. Both an intimate family drama about an aging king and his three daughters and an explosive political commentary, LEAR explores the most basic themes of our existence: love and loyalty; friendship and betrayal; destiny and the overwhelming inevitability of a life nearing its end. 

About the Company: TITAN Theatre Company

Conceived by friends Kevin Beebee, Lenny Banovez and Laura Frye with the goal of breathing new life and clarity into classical works of theatre through visceral, challenging, ensemble-driven productions, TITAN Theatre Company began performing in 2009 in a Tex-Mex Bar

Venue:
Queens Theater : 14 United Nations Ave South
Open: 04/29/14- Close: 05/04/14 Man and Coconut
IN RESIDENCE AT IRT THEATER: April 22- May 5 2014

A Man lives on a dangerous, desolate beach with his Coconut wife. Existing on the margins of civilization, both Man and Coconut experience excruciating physical and psychological pain. When Coconut rots, the Man is discovered and pulled back to civilization. A faceless office worker named Melissa, attracted to the Man's raw agony, pushes both to the brink of disaster and deliverance.

PERFORMANCES:
Tuesday, April 29th, 8pm
Wednesday, April 30th, 8pm
Thursday, May 1st, 8pm
Friday, May 2nd, 8pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 2pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 8pm
Sunday, May 4th, 2pm

LENGTH OF SHOW: 90 minutes
PRICE:
$13.oo

At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Margot Bordelon (Director) is a freelance director based in New York City.

Venue:
IRT Theater : 154 Christopher Street
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: 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: 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: 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
More Information »

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: 05/02/14- Close: 05/02/14 THE 2014 CHOREOGRAPHER'S CANVAS
Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too present Choreographer's Canvas, an annual event that takes place in both New York City and Nashville featuring the works of over fifteen cutting-edge choreographers from around the world selected by GTT's panel of dance professionals. See new original and traditional styles of choreography including tap, ballet, theatre dance, jazz, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, aerial dance and more in concert Off-Broadway. Experience the dance designs of established and emerging choreographers.

The 2014 Canvas Choreographers:
Michael Blevins
Justin Boccitto
Bob Boross
Bronwen Carson
Ryan Casey
KC Castellano
Crystal Chapman
Jen Gorman
Bobby Hedglin-Taylor/Cleo Carol Knopf
Michael Jagger/Evita Arce
Christopher Kinsey
Calen Kurka
Janine Micheletti

Venue:
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center : 248 West 60th Street
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: 04/24/14- 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: 04/26/14- Close: 04/26/14 COMEDYSPORTZ NYC'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR!
We were laughing so hard, we didn’t even notice ten years rush by. On Saturday, April 26 at 6 pm, a shrewdly selected roster of ComedySportz NYC all-stars will pull out all the stops and perform a spectacular Match of the Decade consisting entirely of the improv gamez our fanz love most! ComedySportz NYC’s 10th Anniversary Spectacular is the comedy show they’ll be talking about for the next ten years.Tickets are $15 in advance/ $20 at the door.April 26, 2014 at 6:00pm

www.comedysportznewyork.com 318 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 More Information »

Venue:
Broadway Comedy Club : 318 West 53rd Street