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The Group Theatre Too was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. Some of GTT's past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten, an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and winner of the 2008 National Youth Theatre Award for Best New Musical, Stephen Belber's Tape, Quick Curtains, Jack Heifner's Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, Provincetown 2012, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott.

Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer Magazine. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming and retains a fiscal sponsorship through The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kaplan, Theodore Mann*, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera and Sue Samuels. The company is represented by entertainment lawyer, Donald Farber.

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

*deceased


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2015 CHOREOGRAPHERS CANVAS  | Open: 04/26/15 Close: 04/26/15
Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too present The 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 and aerial dance in concert Off-Broadway. Experience the dance designs of established and emerging choreographers!


About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. Some of GTT's past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten, an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and winner of the 2008 National Youth Theatre Award for Best New Musical, Stephen Belber's Tape, Quick Curtains, Jack Heifner's Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, Provincetown 2012, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott.

Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer Magazine. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming and retains a fiscal sponsorship through The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kaplan, Theodore Mann*, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera and Sue Samuels. The company is represented by entertainment lawyer, Donald Farber.

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

*deceased

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Album  | Open: 05/01/09 Close: 05/03/09
Meet Playwright, David Rimmer - Friday, May 1st after the opening night performance.

Directed by Justin Boccitto;  Assistant Director - Cristina Marie

Divided into eight scenes, the play chronicles the coming of age of two teenaged couples during the turbulent sixties. The language is frank, but unfailingly funny, as the four struggle with impending adulthood and their awakening sexuality. The action ranges from summer camp, to dormitory bedrooms, to senior prom, with the popular music of the period—Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Beach Boys—ever present as a telling counterpoint to, and emotional anchor for, the lives of its young foursome. As the years spin deftly by it is also apparent that maturity will bring differing perils and problems for each of them, although all will continue to recall the special excitement—and poignancy—of these last few carefree years together.

A major critical and popular success, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and a long-running Off-Broadway hit, David Rimmer’s ALBUM played for a year at the Cherry Lane Theater and has been produced at regional and community theaters, colleges and secondary schools, ever since. It was published by Dramatists Play Service, and reprinted in many scene and monologue collections. It was originally developed in a series of workshop productions at some of New York’s most prominent theaters, including Playwrights Horizons, the WPA Theater, Phoenix Theater, Theater at St. Clement’s and HB Studios.

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Count To Ten, the new musical  | Open: 02/29/08 Close: 03/16/08
Count To Ten is the new tap your feet to the beat musical that charms young and old audiences alike - a truly original family musical. Book & Lyrics by Michael Blevins & Beth Clary. Music by Michael Blevins, Scott Knipe, Bruce Sacks & David Wollenberger.

Once in a while a great musical comes along that captivates and uplifts its audiences. Count To Ten is one of those rare musicals in which a sharply etched script leaves you with characters who loom larger than life and a story that rings true. Count To Ten is a timeless tale of friendship, romance and growth told through dance, song and scene.

From the pen of 'Victor Chase' comes an unfinished script with an unfinished love song that only a change of heart will allow him to write. Desperate to produce his show, Victor finds himself entangled with the ballet dancing heiress of 'Starwood Performing Arts Camp' and a tough talking teenager who's irresistable charm makes him perfect for the lead in Victor's new show. But just like his pen Victor is unsteady and won't commit or could he return to New York with something more precious than a completed script in this musical story of friendship and dance? Count on a fun-filled musical comedy treat that's sure to entertain everyone!

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Fabulous Fanny: The Songs & Stories Of Fanny Brice  | Open: 03/05/13 Close: 03/05/13
With the popularity of her Fanny performances in the Off-Broadway solo show One Night with Fanny Brice and in Ghostlight (NYMF), Kimberly Faye Greenberg has now created an intimate new “Fanny Brice” solo show, Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice. Kimberly shares her extensive research not as another tribute, but to personally reveal Fanny’s heart and humor, soul and song. Along the way, you’ll hear the familiar My Man, Second-Hand Rose, Rose of Washington Square, Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love, When a Women Loves A Man, Sadie Salome, and others that sparked Fanny’s fame.

"Kimberly has the vivacity and voice of Fanny Brice”
- New York Times

“Greenberg is close in appearance to Brice, with a similarly warm stage presence, mobile face, natural comedic talent and expressive way of singing."
- Associated Press

“Dynamic solo performer Kimberly Faye Greenberg... looks remarkably like Brice and does a solid vocal impersonation while adding touches of her own. Equally impressive is her skill at storytelling.”
- Show Business Weekly


About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. Some of GTT's past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten, an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and winner of the 2008 National Youth Theatre Award for Best New Musical, Stephen Belber's Tape, Jack Heifner's Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott.

Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer Magazine. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming at P.S. 75 Elementary School and retains a fiscal sponsorship through The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kaplan, Theodore Mann*, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera and Sue Samuels. The company is represented by entertainment lawyer, Donald Farber.

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

*deceased

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New York  | Open: 09/08/11 Close: 09/11/11
David Rimmer, Pulitzer-Prize-finalist author of Album, originally wrote New York to raise funds for volunteer psychiatrists dedicated to helping the overwhelming number of patients psychologically affected by 9/11. In the play, fifteen people react to the events of that day and tell their stories to a psychiatrist. It's been performed at theaters, schools and colleges around the world to great acclaim. This September 8th through 11th, The Group Theatre Too will present an Equity Showcase production of New York at the Hudson Guild Theater on W. 26th Street in Manhattan. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the 9/11 organization September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. For more information visit www.newyorkplay.org.


About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.


 

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Provincetown 2012  | Open: 03/27/12 Close: 04/03/12
PROVINCETOWN 2012, four one-act plays by the prolific writing team of Eugene O’Neill, Louise Bryant, Floyd Dell and Pendelton King, all writers of one-acts originally produced by the historic PROVINCETOWN PLAYERS performs on Tuesdays, March 27 and April 3 under the auspices of New York’s Group Theatre Too (GTT). PROVINCETOWN 2012 is under the Artistic Direction of Michael Blevins who has adapted, edited and restored this near-century old collection of critically-historic plays hoping to make them more 2012-friendly and accessible to a new, youthful American generation of theater goers.

PROVINCETOWN 2012 is comprised of four one-act plays from the premier New York productions of the Provincetown Players, an early 20th Century theatre group of American writers and artists that changed the course of American drama and launched the careers of Eugene O’Neill and Susan Glaspell while helping to expand the Little Theatre movement across the nation. The eclectic group of plays features a small ensemble of Group Theatre Too actors under the direction of four different GTT directors.

Victor Avila directs THE GAME, in which Marxist poet and playwright, Louise Bryant presents Life (Cristina Marie*) and Death (Steven Bidwell) as characters who roll the dice for control over the souls and fates of two young people, a poet/musician (Alex Maxwell) and dancer (Dylan Paige).

Jeff Brelvi directs KING ARTHUR’S SOCKS, in which Socialist poet and playwright, Floyd Dell, uncovers a couple of lovers (Justin Boccitto & Christine De Frece) who wrestle with their sexual urges because they are both married to other people in this comedy that also features, Crystal Chapman* and Brittany Jeffrey.

Stephanie Sine directs BEFORE BREAKFAST in which, Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright ever to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature and four Pulitzer Prizes for drama, depicts the last stages of a domestic struggle in a unique way by presenting only one onstage character and one offstage that never appears or speaks except for a quick appearance of his arm. Once everything is said and done in this dramalogue the wife (Lexie Spiers) subsides into silence and a moment later we realize that the desperate husband (Michael Hoyt) in the bedroom has slit his throat.

Justin Boccitto directs COCAINE in which, poet, Oxford graduate, and recipient of the French Governments’ bravery award the Croix de Guerre, Pendelton King, presents an ironic-tragedy of a washed-up prizefighter (Nicky Romaniello*) and prostitute (Jennifer Avila) who survive in the dreariest of back rooms in New York City.

Also, included in the full-evening’s presentation is a two-minute “bonus” or “easter egg” play that occurs as the audience is leaving the theater!

The creative team for PROVINCETOWN 2012 will feature sparse scenic designs and lighting by Vivien Hacketts, and Allison Schneider, serves as Production Stage Manager. PROVINCETOWN 2012 is produced by Justin Boccitto, Executive Producer of The Group Theatre Too and performs at the Drilling Company Theatre, 236 West 78th St, NYC.   Tickets are  $18  and  can be  purchased at  the door or beforehand online at: http://tkts.provincetown2012.com

 *Appearing courtesy of AEA ~ An AEA Code Production


About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. Some of GTT's past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten, an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and winner of the 2008 National Youth Theatre Award for Best New Musical, Stephen Belber's Tape, Jack Heifner's Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott.

Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer Magazine. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming at P.S. 75 Elementary School and retains a fiscal sponsorship through The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kaplan, Theodore Mann, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera and Sue Samuels. The company is represented by entertainment lawyer, Donald Farber.

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

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Quick Curtains  | Open: 12/18/08 Close: 12/18/08
Give the gift of theatre this holiday season by attending this fundraising event for GTT's one-act playhouse series.

Support Future Evenings of The One-Act Playhouse + GTT's New Educational Program, The One-Act Playhouse Jr. Currently In Residence at PS #75 Elementary School.

QUICK CURTAINS is part of The Group Theatre Too, LLC One Act Playhouse Series and features an evening of shorts by contemporary and classic playwrights. Produced by The Group Theatre Too, LLC & Executive Producer Justin Boccitto; Directed by Michael Blevins.

"Michael Blevins is a wizard of a director. . ." --Peter Filichia, TheaterMania.com

QUICK CURTAINS features 5 works, new and time-honored, including:

THE STRONGER by August Strindberg: In this new modern day adaptation of Strindberg's classic monologue, featuring three characters, irony abounds and sustains a dramatic intensity that few plays possess. Though but one character speaks, the souls of the three are skillfully laid bare.

AFTERMATH by Alexander D. Rulin: This Respect-Your-Body One-Act Play for teens is a new original work created especially for GTT's Social Awareness Theatre Program as has been touring Tri-State Sr. & Jr. High Schools. The fact is, teenagers can make wise choices about drug and alcohol usage, dieting, sexual promiscuity, and other issues pertaining to respect for one's body. But what choices are they making? And why are they making them? Aftermath, from the pen of a 17 year old inner-city youth, sheds light on the lives of 7 young people as they face daily choices about substance abuse, promiscuity, diet, other social issues and the inevitable consequences of the choices they make. Knowledge is power - arm young people with the power of positive choices. Aftermath shows young people the awesome power in every choice they make.

SIX WHO PASS WHILE THE LENTILS BOIL by Stuart Walker: Stuart Walker's most popular play, dramatized in the vein of Lewis Carroll, Walker serves us this fanciful bit of action carried out by a boy and six people who pass a pot of boiling lentils. They are on their way to the decapitation of a Queen who is condemned to die having stepped upon the ring-toe of the King's Great Aunt!

A PAIR OF LUNATICS by W.R. Walkes: In a new adaptation of the classic sketch, A Pair of Lunatics, He and She, on first meeting in a mental institution, are lead to believe the other is an inmate. This ever-popular comedy originally played at the Drury Lane Theatre, London Featuring George Alexander and Maude Millett as "He" and "She," respectively. The opening generated an overwhelming success- a time-honored classic that delivers laugh after laugh- the fun is immense!

THE POT BOILER by Alice Gerstenberg: This is a satirical vaudeville sketch and American stage classic. The term "pot boiler" refers to a bad play that has usually been written quickly to support a playwrights daily living expenses. In this stage classic, adapted by The Group Theatre Too, LLC our leading man, the playwright demonstrates how a truly great playwright writes a play by employing symbolic stock characters (named after office supplies) such as: Mrs. Pencil, Mr. Ruler, Indelible Marker and Miss Scissors. As his melodramatic and cliche plot unfolds it becomes apparent that this hysterically brilliant satire could be describing several prominent modern-day playwrights.

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Seesaw  | Open: 03/09/08 Close: 03/15/08
SEESAW, is the 1974 two-time Tony winning musical with book by Michael Bennett, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Based on the William Gibson's Tony Nominated play "Two for the Seesaw", the plot focuses on a brief affair between Jerry Ryan, a young mid-west lawyer who's recently separated from his wife, and Gittel Mosca, a gallant and goofy streetwise dancer from the Bronx who wins at life but loses at love.

*Equity Approved Showcase

Produced by Justin Boccitto & The Group Theatre Too, LLC

"Michael Blevins is a wizard of a Director/Choreographer." – Peter Filichia, TheaterMania.com

Cast:
Cristina Marie, Tim Falter*, Brian Duryea, Janelle Neal*, Ryan Gregorio, Paul Aguirre*, Sara Andreas*, Crystal Chapman*, Ann Ehnes, Kevin B. Johnson, Stephanie Long, Geoffrey Mergele, Emily Knox Peterson*, Jennifer Sanchez, Stacey Sipowicz*, Sidney Erik Wright*

Director/Choreographer: Michael Blevins*
Musical Director: Christine Riley
Costume Design: Vangeli
Production Stage Manager: Kelly Varley*

*Member of Actors Equity Association

GTT Artistic Advisors:
Mercedes Ellington
Nicole Fosse
Mallory Graham
Maurice Hines
Bernard Kaplan
Theodore Mann
Bettye Morrow
Chita Rivera
Sue Samuels

www.seesawthemusical.com

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Tape  | Open: 10/17/08 Close: 10/19/08
Jon, an aspiring filmmaker on the verge of hitting it big, hooks up for the weekend with his best friend from high school, Vince, a volunteer fireman who makes his money selling dope. Jon's new film is being shown at a festival in Lansing, Michigan, and Vince has come from Oakland to see it. Over the course of the evening, Vince finally gets Jon to admit that ten years ago he date-raped Amy Randall, a girl whom they both dated in high school—only then to reveal that he's taped their entire conversation. And not only that, he's invited Amy to have dinner with them that night. Beneath its sus-penseful, high-stakes surface, TAPE examines questions of motive, memory, truth and perception.
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The 2011 Choreographer's Canvas  | Open: 05/11/11 Close: 05/11/11
Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too present The Choreographer's Canvas, an annual event 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 and aerial dance in concert Off-Broadway. Experience the dance designs of established and emerging choreographers in this uplifting mosaic evening of music and movement. Choreographers include: James Atkinson, Michelle Barber, Bob Boross, Emily Bufferd, Crystal Chapman, Jim Cooney, Bobby Hedglin-Taylor, Marian Hyun, Jason Marquette, Christohper Noffke, Kelly Peters, Jonathan Riedel, Sue Samuels, Amit Shah, Nick Stenson, Rebecca Thomas, Sidney Erik Wright and GTT leaders, Michael Blevins and Justin Boccitto.


About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

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The 2014 Choreographer's Canvas  | Open: 05/02/14 Close: 05/02/14
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
Maki Moves
Jerica Niehoff
Sue Samuels
Stephanie Sine
Broadway Dance Center's AIM


About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. Some of GTT's past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten, an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and winner of the 2008 National Youth Theatre Award for Best New Musical, Stephen Belber's Tape, Jack Heifner's Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott.

Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer Magazine. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming at P.S. 75 Elementary School and retains a fiscal sponsorship through The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kaplan, Theodore Mann*, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera and Sue Samuels. The company is represented by entertainment lawyer, Donald Farber.

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

*deceased

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The Broadway Performance Project  | Open: 07/11/12 Close: 07/12/12
The Group Theatre Too, along with Justin Boccitto, Choreographer and Kimberly Vaughn, Director, present the all new Broadway Performance Project, an evening of Broadway bound talent singing their way into your hearts with some of your favorite songs. These performers have coached with Justin and Kimberly, workshopped their songs in an "in studio" performance class with a panel of industry professionals, to polish their material in preparation for their New York debut at The Triad.

Broadway Performance Project is dedicated to discovering and nurturing new talent through in depth one-on-one performance coachings, interfacing with top industry professionals who offer their assessments and recommendations, and culminating with a two-evening performance schedule at one of New York's premier cabaret clubs, The Triad.

Please join us to cheer on these young, aspiring performers as they take stage and enter your hearts for a memorial, inaugural event on July 11 and 12, 7:00pm at The Triad.


About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. Some of GTT's past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten, an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and winner of the 2008 National Youth Theatre Award for Best New Musical, Stephen Belber's Tape, Jack Heifner's Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott.

Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer Magazine. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming at P.S. 75 Elementary School and retains a fiscal sponsorship through The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kaplan, Theodore Mann, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera and Sue Samuels. The company is represented by entertainment lawyer, Donald Farber.

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

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The Choreographer's Canvas 2009  | Open: 04/28/09 Close: 04/29/09
The Group Theatre Too presents The Choreographer's Canvas, an annual event featuring the works of eighteen cutting-edge New York choreographers. See new original and traditional styles of choreography including, tap, ballet, theatre dance, jazz, hip-hop, Broadway, modern and lyrical in concert at Manhattan's Hudson Guild Theatre. Experience the dance designs of New York's established and emerging choreographers in this uplifting mosaic evening of music and movement. The Canvas is sponsored by Broadway Dance Center, Capezio and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Featuring choreography by Geoffrey Doig-Marx, Brian Duryea, Dana Fisch, Isabel Gotzkowsky, Ryan & Joanna Greer, Yung Li-Chen, Ryan McNally, Jeremy McQueen, Lynsey Peisinger, Katrina Phillip, Svea Schneider, Tracie Stanfield, Kate Swan, Jennifer Turey, Justin Boccitto, and Michael Blevins.

Visit www.choreographerscanvas.com

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The Choreographer's Canvas 2010  | Open: 05/05/10 Close: 05/05/10
The Group Theatre Too presents The Choreographer's Canvas, an annual event featuring the works of eighteen cutting-edge New York choreographers. See new and traditional styles of choreography including, tap, ballet, theatre dance, jazz, hip-hop, Broadway, modern and lyrical in concert at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center.  Experience the dance designs of New York's established and emerging choreographers in this uplifting mosaic evening of music and movement.

Choreographers include: Kyla Barkin, Bob Boross, Jessica Chen, Dana Fisch, Chip Klose, Katrina Phillip, Jonathan Riedel, Sue Samuels, Tracie Stanfield, Michael Susten, Kate Swan, Dawne Swearingen, Jennifer Turey, Justin Boccitto, Michael Blevins and more.

Visit www.choreographerscanvas.com for more information.

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The Needemann Brothers  | Open: 10/24/12 Close: 10/24/12
Imported from Los Angeles, The Needemann Brothers bring their hilarious antics to New York City at New York City’s premier cabaret theater, The Triad, 158 West 72nd St, 2nd Floor,  on October 24that 7pm. Featuring never-been-seen material, and decades of popular song, the brothers promise a memorable evening of laughter and lunacy. THE NEEDEMANN BROTHERS are a two-man musical comedy cabaret act featuring Anthony Bollotta, and television and film actor, Jorge Luis Abreu, with musical direction and accompaniment by off-Broadway composer Rayme Sciaroni. The Brothers, who in their show, profess to having just returned from a successful International House of Pancakes tour, take audiences on a whirlwind tour of their own. Reaching as far back as their childhood days together, the show focuses on unforgettable high school experiences, previously unexpressed hopes, and unrealized dreams... like wanting to be Jewish, “just like all the other kids at school.”  Quickly gaining recognition in the public and corporate performance arenas as the “feel good show of the year,” The Needemann Brothers break tradition by poking fun at contemporary stereotypes, themselves, and well, life in general. Their effervescent concoction of good old-fashioned brotherly banter, classic melodies, and musical parodies, (with a dash of surprise thrown in for good measure) bodes extremely well with audiences.


About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC

The Group Theatre Too was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. Some of GTT's past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten, an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and winner of the 2008 National Youth Theatre Award for Best New Musical, Stephen Belber's Tape, Jack Heifner's Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott.

Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer Magazine. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming at P.S. 75 Elementary School and retains a fiscal sponsorship through The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kaplan, Theodore Mann*, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera and Sue Samuels. The company is represented by entertainment lawyer, Donald Farber.

The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.

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