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Open: 02/06/20- Close: 02/09/20 4TH ANNUAL NY INDIE THEATER FILM FESTIVAL
New Ohio Theatre’s annual New York Indie Theatre Film Festival (NYITFF) – a unique presentation of film works by New York theatre-makers – returns with a stellar lineup, including a special screening of a feature directed by downtown legend Charles Busch (known for his performances as Nat Ginzburg on the HBO series OZ) followed by a talkback with the artist, and a reading of a new screenplay written and directed by playwright, filmmaker, and author Brooke Berman (Hunting and Gathering). Over the course of four days, audiences are invited to attend screenings featuring short films, music videos, and web series episodes (among them, 12 World and New York premieres) as well as a wide array of other events, including panel discussions, a speed-filmmaking competition open for entries, and social gatherings.

Venue:
New Ohio Theatre : 154 Christopher Street
Open: 02/19/20- Close: 03/06/20 A Southern Fairytale
Based on true events, A Southern Fairytale artfully illuminates the challenges facing a young, gay Christian growing up in the Deep South, written and performed by Ty Autry and directed by David L. Carson.  As we accompany the protagonist through multiple journeys into and out of the closet, the audience emotionally connects with the very real impacts of conversion therapy, excommunication, and a father who believes that a demon has possessed his son.

A Southern Fairytale is my personal journey which happens to reflect that of so many gay youth finding their truth in a society that is against them,” stated playwright and performer Ty Autry. “Through our previous workshop productions, we discovered a deep story that showcases the trauma created from the lack of acceptance, while having the

Venue:
Kraine Theater : 85 East 4th Street
Open: 02/07/20- Close: 02/07/20 CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College Present the World Premiere of Gabrielle Lamb's Plexus: a
The CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Pigeonwing Dance, present the World Premiere of Gabrielle Lamb's Plexus: a work in knots on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC. Tickets are $25 ($15 students/seniors)and can be purchased at https://www.pigeonwingdance.

Venue:
Gerald W Lynch Theatre at JJ : 899 10th Ave
Open: 02/07/20- Close: 02/08/20 David Mills: Bitter Endings
Part cabaret, part comic revival meeting, ex-pat David Mills observes the American meltdown from his adopted home in London as the world implodes around us. At Mills’ November 2019 engagement, Broadway World cabaret reviewer Stephen Mosher raved, “Bitter Endings is, simply, one of the most flawlessly constructed nights of comedy one is likely to see.”

Accompanied by the suave Mr. Jody Shelton on piano, Mills delivers his signature droll, stylish stand-up, unhinged rants, and re-invented radio hits as he dissects celebrity, relationships, politics, the end of the world, and his own mortality.

Venue:
Pangea : 178 2nd Ave
Open: 01/30/20- Close: 02/01/20 POP Performance: Women in Motion presents asubtout, Rebecca Stenn, Same As Sister
POP Performance: Women in Motion, produced by The Bang Group, from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at 8pm at The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased online at 

https://gibneydance.

Venue:
Gibney Dance Center : 890 Broadway 5th Floor
Open: 01/30/20- Close: 02/01/20 The Bang Group presents POP Performance: Women in Motion from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday,
The Bang Group presents POP Performance: Women in Motion from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at 8pm at The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased online at https://gibneydance.org/event/pop-performance-women-in-motion-commission/2020-01-29/, by phone at 646-837-6809, or in person at The Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers).

 

Women in Motion Commission 2019/2020:

asubtout (Katy Pyle +Eleanor Hullihan)

Rebecca Stenn

Same As Sister (S.A.S.)/Briana Brown-Tipley + Hilary Brown-Istrefi

 

Venue:
Gibney Dance Center : 890 Broadway 5th Floor
Open: 01/30/20- Close: 02/23/20 UNSTUCK
Ever been afraid to use the word “delectable” in a sentence after JonBenet Ramsey said it the night before she was murdered in the JonBenet Ramsey Lifetime Original Movie? Ever have to shout “green car, green car, green car,” every time a green car zooms down the street? If you answered yes, you probably have OCD. We've all heard about the hand washing, the touching, the counting. But most of us haven't heard the rest of it -- the fear of accidentally causing violent harm to a loved one, the fear that using a particular word might result in the death of your best friend. Killing people with your vagina germs! Accidentally impregnating your mother! The list goes on.

UNSTUCK explores the intersection of Olivia Levine’s OCD with her sexuality, focusing on how it engages with her familial, platonic and romantic

Venue:
Tank Theatre : 151 W 46th Street
Open: 01/31/20- Close: 02/01/20 Warriors Don’t Cry
Reluctant to cope with one more tragedy in a school—raise your hand if you feel me!—young activist Ya Girl is ready to call it quits on leading her million-plus Instagram followers in the fight for social justice. When Melba Pattillo Beals steps out of history and into Ya Girl’s phone to share the story of her battle to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957, Ya Girl learns to see herself in Melba—and in all the young warriors who came before her to raise their hands and make a difference.

Venue:
Sheen Center for Thought & Culture : 18 Bleecker Street
Open: 02/03/20- Close: 02/03/20 Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Company with Marianne Elliott
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Company with Marianne Elliott on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30pm.

 

Two-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott illuminates the creative process behind her revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, with Tony Award-winning panelists Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone. On the heels of its Olivier Award-winning, sensational hit run in London's West End, Company will open on Broadway in a visionary new production featuring a gender-swapped, marriage-shy Bobbie at her 35th birthday party, where all her friends ask: Why isn't she married? Why can't she find the right man? Isn't it time she settles down and starts a family? But Bobbie

Venue:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : 1071 Fifth Avenue
Open: 02/09/20- Close: 02/09/20 Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Lincoln Center Theater: Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gor
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Lincoln Center Theater: Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage with Bartlett Sher on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:30pm.

 

Go behind the scenes of a new chamber opera based on Lynn Nottage's popular play Intimate Apparel, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by the playwright and directed by Bartlett Sher. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, the opera tells the story of Esther, a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies' undergarments. Seeking love and romance, Esther embarks on a letter-writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal and comes to realize that only her self-reliance and certainty of her own worth will see her

Venue:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : 1071 Fifth Avenue
Open: 01/27/20- Close: 01/27/20 Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents West Side Story Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaek
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents West Side Story: Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:30pm.

 

When the original production by Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim premiered on Broadway in 1957, it changed the face of American musical theater. More than sixty years later, Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove directs a new production that features all-new choreography on Broadway for the first time by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, as well the most Broadway debuts in history with 32 cast members. Prior to its February 6 opening, audience members are invited behind the scenes as van Hove and De Keersmaeker participate in a moderated discussion and cast members perform

Venue:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : 1071 Fifth Avenue