Open: 07/19/17- Close: 07/21/17
Set in an imagined despoiled, war-torn landscape, Carthage/Cartagena uncovers the lost voices of those who have been displaced and isolated by slavery, human trafficking, and forced migration. Signdance Collective imagines Caridad Svich's text, which is constructed as a series of ten song-poems, through their signature hybrid form, incorporating dance, theatre, music and languages both spoken and signed.
Written by Obie Award winner Caridad Svich
From 1987 to 2000, Signdance Collective's directors–Isolte Avila and David Bower–began constructing their unique fusion of sign theatre, dance, and original live music. In 2001, they officially formed Signdance Collective, a company crafting new and original work built on inclusivity, with a focus on disability- and deaf-led work.
Theaterlab (on 36th Street) : 357 W 36th Street
Open: 07/10/17- Close: 07/16/17
Errol and Fidel|
The cast and creative team for the New York premiere of the new Australian musical, Errol and Fidel, with book by Boyd Anderson and Guy Anderson, music by Peter Kaldor, John Kaldor and Doug Oberhamer, and lyrics by Boyd Anderson, has been announced. Errol and Fidel, an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, and the only international production chosen this year, will be directed by Michael Bello, with choreography by Justin Boccitto and music direction, arrangements & orchestrations by Doug Oberhamer. Errol and Fidel has the honor of opening the festival on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:00pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Juilliard : 155 W. 65th Street
Open: 06/29/17- Close: 07/01/17
What is failure, and how do we deal with it – as individuals, and as communities? In the new installation/performance FAILURE, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson uses the language of dance and sculptural design to probe the national consciousness in the aftermath of 2016 Presidential election. Peterson zeroes in on the overwhelming pressure to compete, which is at the heart of the American way of life. Is a small defeat less devastating than a colossal mistake? What is the real outcome of the “winner takes all?”
Judson Memorial Church : 55 Washington Square South
Open: 06/22/17- Close: 07/30/17
Halftime with Don|
Retired NFL great, Don Devers, has had over thirty surgeries, experiences violent mood swings, and relies on a blizzard of yellow Post-It notes to offset a memory ravaged by traumatic brain injury. But when devoted fan, Ed Ryan, appears at his doorstep, a series of events are put in motion that just may bring Don out of his self-imposed isolation and salvage his life. A World Premiere by Ken Weitzman.
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 3PM; Sundays @ 2PM thru 7/30/17; Preview performances 6/22/17 & 6/23/17 @ 8PM with meet & greet; Opening Night with reception 6/24/17.
Tickets are $46 and $50 (Opening Night); discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets call 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org for online ticketing. NJ Rep is a non-profit professional boutique theater at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, NJ.
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 07/08/17- Close: 07/10/17
Four months after Hurricane Charlie destroys Jamaica in the grim summer of 1951, Leonora is heedlessly celebrating Christmas with her family. As a black Jamaican woman polished from a young age to marry into a white family, she's used to living a sheltered life. Over the course of three balmy winter days, the shingles of Leonora's life will be rattled one by one; starting with the arrival of her childhood friend Kalisa, and ending in a tempest of self discovery she cannot ignore.
Inspired by Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
The Theater at the 14th Street Y : 344 East 14th Street (between 1st a
Open: 07/15/17- Close: 07/23/17
ME & ELLA|
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, “Happily Divorced”).
York Theater at Saint Peter's : 619 Lexington Ave
Open: 06/29/17- Close: 07/08/17
Following up our successful run of The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan and King Lear, Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May Co are pleased to present Larry Blamire’s Robin Hood. Join us for a summer of shield maidens, sheriffs, princes and a prince among thieves…Oh and did we mention swords. Lots and lots of swords.
Director Christina Sheehan’s fantasy inspired design transports audiences to an England at war with itself, gallivanting through a Sherwood Forest that serves as the dual playground battlefield where Robin and his Merry Men defy tyranny. This sprawling, action-packed retelling of the Robin Hood story gives us characters that challenge and reinvent the myth including a Maid Marian with a sword who can do her own saving, a female Little John who is as quick witted as she is quick with her quarter staff,
John DeSotelle Studio : 300 West 43rd Street
Open: 07/11/17- Close: 07/16/17
THE TIME MACHINE|
The cast and creative team for the premiere of the new musical, The Time Machine, with book by David Mauk and Brenda Mandabach, music and lyrics by David Mauk, has been announced. The Time Machine an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, will be directed by Justin Baldridge with music direction by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld. The Time Machine will open on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM and will play a total of 6 performances at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street).
In this wicked retelling of the classic novel by H.G. Wells, a troubled inventor discovers a modern dystopia where machines are nonexistent and love is forbidden.
Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre : 410 West 42nd Street