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Open: 03/26/19- Close: 03/31/19 Ballet Hispánico's 2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater Featuring Two World Premieres
Ballet Hispánico's

2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater

Featuring Two World Premieres

March 26-31, 2019

 

A Restaging of Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

featuring the Company Women

World Premiere of New Work by Edwaard Liang

World Premiere of Homebound/Alaala by Bennyroyce Royon

 

 

Venue:
Joyce Theater : 175 Eighth Avenue
Open: 03/15/19- Close: 03/23/19 Blanche Maupas
This play tells the true story of Blanche and Théophile Maupas, both teachers in a small village in Normandy. Théo was mobilized in August 1914. Two months later he was sent to the Champagne Front. In March 1915, after several days of extremely intense fighting, the men were exhausted and demoralized. They refused to respond to a new order to attack. To reestablish discipline, General Réveilhac ordered a military tribunal to be held. Chosen at random, four corporals, including Théophile Maupas, were condemned to death and executed the next day.
Blanche did not find out the news until nine days later. Then began for her a battle that would last nearly twenty years, that of clearing Théo’s name and the names of his three comrades.

 

Venue:
Talento Bilingue de Houston : 333 South Jensen
Open: 03/28/19- Close: 04/14/19 CHARLIE'S WAITING
Charlie’s Waiting, a world premiere by 2017 Parity Commission winner Mêlisa Annis, follows two women the night before their wedding. A pregnant Louise is busy with all the planning while her fiancée Kelly busies herself feeding the goats. Everything is going to plan, that is until Louise is forced to confront questions of trust and intimacy, and she discovers how quickly plans can get derailed.

TLab Shares Hosts

CAST:
Xanthe Elbrick as Louise
Stephanie Heitman as Kelly
Amy Scanlon as Annie

TEAM:
Playwright: Mêlisa Annis
Director: Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Assistant Director: Judith Binus
Dramaturg: Jennifer Kranz
Production Designer: Meganne George
​Lighting Designer: Calvin Anderson
Sound Designer: Caroline

Venue:
Theaterlab (on 36th Street) : 357 W 36th Street
Open: 03/22/19- Close: 03/24/19 CRADLE
A young 16 year old London Muslim student becomes infatuated with ISIS and seeks to run away and join them. Her immigrant mother pleading to assimilate is stunned by her daughter's actions and will risk anything to stop her. Starring Sandy Singh, Paul Weisemann.

Venue:
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios : 244 West 54th St. - 12th Floor
Open: 04/12/19- Close: 04/14/19 DANCES PATRELLE announces Spring 2019 Season including the world premiere of The American Dream: It
 

DANCES PATRELLE

announces 

Spring 2019 season

April 12-14, 2019 at New York Live Arts

 

Including the world premiere of 

 The American Dream: It's Only Business

 

Venue:
New York Live Arts : 219 W. 19th Street
Open: 03/28/19- Close: 04/14/19 HAMLET
Shakespeare@ launches their inaugural season with a classic production of HAMLET,  set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst and aided by the masterful storytelling of a cast of veteran and rising stars of stage, television and film. These include Jonathan Forbes (Amazon's Catastrophe, iTV’s Fearless, Dublin Murders), Eden Brolin (Freeform's Beyond, Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls, Arkansas opposite Vince Vaughn and John Malkovich), Andrew Sellon (Gotham), Aria Shahghasemi (CW's Legacies), and Mark Torres (Amadeus). HAMLET illuminates the title character’s internal conflict as he navigates life after his father’s murder by his uncle, who has

Venue:
Grace Church Van Vorst : 39 Erie Street
Open: 04/09/19- Close: 04/14/19 Hitohana Hitosekai (One Flower One World)
Vangeline Theater and the New York Butoh Institute

in association with Triskelion Arts

present a performance 

Hitohana Hitosekai (One Flower One World)

and the workshop Make Visible

by Butoh Dancer Moeno Wakamatsu

April 9-14, 2019

 

Venue:
Triskelion Arts : 118 N. 11th Street
Open: 03/31/19- Close: 04/20/19 JUNE IS THE FIRST FALL
What compels people to cross mountains and seas to another country, another continent, and another culture to find their true selves? What are the journeys we take to find home and belonging? In JUNE IS THE FIRST FALL, Don, a gay Chinese man, returns home to Hawaii to rediscover missing memories of himself and his family that he moved away from. His week-long stay opens wounds with his father and sister that never healed, aggravating Don’s struggle to find love and belonging in his life. JUNE IS THE FIRST FALL – the second-prize winner at the 2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, bestowed by the Kennedy Center – looks at sexuality, family, and immigration through a contemporary Chinese lens, yet its themes cross multiple cultural boundaries.

 

Venue:
New Ohio Theatre : 154 Christopher Street
Open: 03/14/19- Close: 03/24/19 MIRANDA FROM STORMVILLE
In small town New Jersey, somewhere off the Garden State Parkway, a great storm is raging. But inside their little house, Miranda Milano watches the once magical energy drain from her Pops eyes. Their dormant life is shocked awake by the arrival of two young men, stranded by car trouble, who cause a shift in the fabric of the family’s life. But is their random arrival actually random at all?

Miranda from Stormville asks: how do we escape circumstances we can’t avoid? How do we continue on when hope is lost? Just miles outside New York City, Miranda’s rural America may as well be a stranded island: is she destined to only experience life through the books she constantly devours? Or does her ailing father, with his self-professed powers, and a caretaker with a flair for the dramatic have bigger plans in store?

Venue:
Tada Theatre : 15 West 28th Street
Open: 03/28/19- Close: 04/14/19 Measure For Measure
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.”

The Duke of Vienna sets off on a diplomatic mission abroad and hands over power to the austere Lord Angelo, who enforces the city’s long-dormant moral code with draconian zeal. But when a pious young nun comes to Angelo to plead for the life of her doomed brother, she sets in motion a series of events that test the limits of human will, and reveal a tangled web of desire and deception.

Cast/Creative Team for MEASURE FOR MEASURE: Starring Rusty Flounders, Robin Friend, William Ketter, Jared Mason Murray, Candice Oden, Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia, and Brandon Walker. Directed by Brandon Walker. Lighting Design by Eve Banti. Sound Design by Brandon Walker. Costume Design by Erin Cronican. 

Venue:
Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th Street
Open: 03/21/19- Close: 04/14/19 SHAREHOLDER VALUE
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY presents SHAREHOLDER VALUE, a new play by Tom Attea where stocks plummet and tensions soar. This play, which reunites the playwright with director Mark Marcante and composer Arthur Abrams, the team behind Heather Smiley for President, America’s Favorite Newscaster, and An American Worker is based loosely on the meltdown at General Electric. It centers around the struggles the CEO of a troubled conglomerate faces to deliver what he must every quarter, regardless of the problems the company runs into. The production will play a limited engagement from Thursday, March 21st through Sunday, April 14th at Theater For the New City (155 1st Avenue at East 10th Street).

 

Venue:
Theater For The New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: 03/23/19- Close: 03/23/19 Schimmel Center at Pace University presents YAKOV SMIRNOFF: The Happily Ever Laughter Tour
Schimmel Center at Pace University

presents

YAKOV SMIRNOFF:

The Happily Ever Laughter Tour

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Comedy II Series with an evening of standup featuring internationally-acclaimed comic Yakov Smirnoff, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at schimmelcenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan.

Venue:
Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center : 3 Spruce Street
Open: 03/22/19- Close: 04/13/19 Six Corners
                                                                                    Chain Theatre Presents The New York City Premiere

                                                                                                    SIX CORNERS by Keith Huff

March 22nd – April 13th

Venue:
Chain Theatre : 21-28 45th Road
Open: 04/05/19- Close: 04/13/19 THE SHIP BE SINKIN'
The largest cruise ship ever built is going down!!

What did it hit? Who will survive? Why does that singer keep singing?

Find out at the hilarious improvised comedy that will float your boat!

 

Starring: 
Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Michael Hauschild, Natalie Hunter, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry, Brittney Rae, and La'Rema S. Russell


Featuring live music performed by Tym Moss

Technical Director: Anne Carlton

 

Praise for IRTE

 

Venue:
The Producer's Club : 358 West 44th Street
Open: 03/29/19- Close: 04/14/19 The Maids
“Now I have my own dress, and I am your equal.”

Two sisters, maids to a wealthy society woman, act out fantasies of class, love and revenge while the lady of the house is out on a romantic rendezvous. As their games intensify, the incipient violence escalates as they await Madame's return.

Cast/Creative Team for THE MAIDS: Starring Erin Cronican, Christine Redhead, and Gaia Visnar. Directed by Erin Cronican. Lighting Design by Eve Banti. Sound Design by Brandon Walker. Costume Design by Erin Cronican. 

Venue:
Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th Street
Open: 04/05/19- Close: 04/07/19 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" AND MARY SHELLEY'S "FRANKENSTEIN
Aquila Theatre, the foremost producer of touring classical theatre in the United States, presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, adapted by Desiree Sanchez and Peter Meineck. Directed by Aquila’s Executive Artistic Director Desiree Sanchez, both plays will be performed in repertory.

Full of memorable characters- Puck, Oberon, Hippolyta, and Nick Bottom- and the famous “play with a play”, A Midsummer Night’s Dream deals with the universal theme of love, and its attendant complications: passion, lust, frustration, depression, confusion, and, of course, marriage.

Venue:
A.R.T./ New York -- Midtown Manhattan : 520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Open: 04/07/19- Close: 04/07/19 Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The Santa Fe Opera: The Thirteenth Child
Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

The Santa Fe Opera: The Thirteenth Child 

 by Poul Ruders and Becky and David Starobin 

with Darko Tresnjak and Rita Ryack

 

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Santa Fe Opera: The Thirteenth Child by Poul Ruders and Becky and David Starobin, with Darko Tresnjak and Rita Ryack on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:30pm.


 

Venue:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : 1071 Fifth Avenue