Tada Theatre

Todays Date: 09/29/22
Last Update: 02/21/19 02:32:20 PM

Address: 15 West 28th Street
New York, NY   

Location: South side of 28th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
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Closest subway: N,R to 28th Street; walk east to the theatre

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MIRANDA FROM STORMVILLE  | Open: 03/14/19 Close: 03/24/19
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?

The cast features Anna Cain, Brendan Cataldo, James A Pierce III, Mackenzie Menter, Gabe Templin and Richard Wayne.

Produced by Random Access Theatre - Part of IRT’s 3B Development Series

NEW WORK SERIES 2019  | Open: 02/27/19 Close: 03/17/19
The New Work Series is a developmental series featuring new musicals, plays, solo-shows and dance pieces. Over 50 shows (in various stages of development) will be presented over the course of 3 weeks.

This year’s line-up showcases a wide range of topics including, Japanese dance, dating after 50, a close-knit Pentecostal family, a female coal miner, transitioning, politics, ex Mormon’s, coming-of-age stories, and a dead armadillo.

Visit the theater any evening during Emerging Artists New Work Series and you will find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a company showcasing traditional and non-traditional dance from another country; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Each show is followed by a brief talkback that allows artists to get feedback from the audience.

Theater Resources Unlimited

is accepting writer submissions for

How to Write a Musical That Works

Part 1: The World and the Want 

Submissions due November 26, 2018


Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents How to Write a Musical That Workspart 1: The World and The Want, the first workshop in a 3-part series. One of the programs in TRU Beginnings: Opportunities for Early Development of New Work, it will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2018. For more information, please visit https://truonline.org/events/2018-the-world-and-the-want/. Submission fee is $10 for TRU members, $20 for non-members. Submission deadline is Monday, November 26, 2018. 


This workshop is dedicated to fostering a conversation about musical theater structure not only for writers but also for producers, directors and everyone involved in the creation and production of new works. Each workshop will accept up to 10 writing teams and/or producers who will share works in progress and get feedback from a panel of expert evaluators.


The professional panel of commercial producers, directors and writers will include:

  • Cheryl Davis, Kleban and Larsen Award winning librettist and lyricist (Barnstormer), Audelco Award winning playwright (Maid's Door);

  • Nancy Golladay, literary consultant (NY Shakespeare Festival, O'Neill Conference, more), moderator of the BMI Librettists' Workshop; 

  • Skip Kennon, composer/lyricist (Herringbone, Don Juan DeMarco, Time and Again), former artistic coordinator of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and teacher for two decades;

  • Jim Kierstead (Pretty Woman, American Son, Ain't Too Proud, Kinky Boots, Pippin, Waitress);

  • Jim Morgan, artistic director of the York Theatre Company;

  • Bob Ost, executive director of Theater Resources Unlimited, and TRU Literary Manager Cate Cammarata will facilitate.


**If accepted for presentation, in addition to the submission fee there will be a participation fee of $80 ($75 for TRU members), which includes two seats for the entire day workshop as well as a 20 minute presentation-plus-feedback slot. Space is limited. Any additional attendees from the musical team (including music director, additional collaborators and cast members) who wish to observe the entire workshop must reserve in advance and will be charged $25 per person. 

Audience members will also have a chance to offer their observations, participate in discussions and network sessions and enjoy refreshments. The cost for non-participants to attend for the full day, to observe the presentations and be part of the discussions, is $55 ($35 for TRU members).


Submit up to the first 20 pages of your script in which you introduce the world of your show, and the main characters and their wants - plus MP3s of the songs within only those pages. We will focus on two main aspects: 1) the opening number (or any number that invites the audience into the world of the show); and 2) the songs and scenes in which you introduce your characters. We will discuss "I want" songs, "I am" songs and "I feel" songs, and the function of each, with special attention to the way they move the action.



The feedback we received was truly invaluable and we are so very thankful to everyone on the panel who took the time to offer their expertise and insights. Our experience with TRU continues to be amazing and we thank you all so much. ~Tony LePage and Josh Sassanella


I LOVED working with TRU. Thanks to you and all the other panelists for your very helpful feedback in the fall, our show is in much better shape.  ~Larry Little, writer 


The experience was VERY useful to me on a creative level.  ~Liz Schiller, writer


I really appreciate your work at organizing and running this event. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the experience.  ~Louise Epperson, writer


Panelists & Facilitator


CATE CAMMARATA is a producer, director, freelance dramaturg and writer in NYC and is the Associate Artistic Director for Rhymes Over Beats Hip Hop Theater Collective. Cate has produced The Assignment off-Broadway and My Father's Daughter with Ursula Rucker at LaMaMa for Rhymes Over Beats. Regionally she produced My Life Is a Musical at Bay Street Theater and has directed many readings of new work in NYC. She is the Literary Manager for Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and holds a BFA in Acting/Directing from Syracuse University and an MFA in Dramaturgy at SUNY Stony Brook, where she teaches Theatre Arts. Her latest book, "Contemporary Monologues for a New Theater," has just been published by Applause Books. catecammarata.com


CHERYL DAVIS received the Kleban Award as a librettist for her musical Barnstormer, (written with Douglas J. Cohen) about Bessie Coleman, the first Black woman flyer. The show received a Jonathan Larson Award through the Lark Play Development Center. Her play Maid's Door received great reviews, won seven Audelco Awards, and was a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize. Her play The Color of Justice (commissioned by Theatreworks/USA), received excellent reviews in the New York Times and Daily News, and tours regularly. Her musical Bridges, which was commissioned by the Berkeley Playhouse, received its world premiere in February 2016 to great reviews and three award nominations from the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. She received a Writers' Guild Award for her work on "As the World Turns", and was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. Her work has been read and performed internationally, including at the Cleveland Play House, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Kennedy Center.  She is the General Counsel of the Authors Guild.


NANCY GOLLADAY has served as a literary consultant with the New York Shakespeare Festival, Paul Sills, the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Ellis Rabb, Warner Brothers Films, Punch Productions, the Nederlander Organization, Tenterfield Productions, the La Jolla Playhouse, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and Davenport Theatrical. Nancy was actively involved in the founding of the U.K.'s Book, Music, and Lyrics (BML) Workshop, an evolving group focused on the development of musical theatre writers and choreographers. She was an invited speaker at Mercury Musical Developments writers' conference in London, and appeared on the original Dramatists Guild "Art of the Synopsis" panel in New York. Nancy has worked for many years on the Drama League, Drama Desk, and Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a member of the faculty and Advisory Committee. As Moderator of the Librettists Workshop, she has recently created a popular program of in-house table readings of its members' new projects.


SKIP KENNON was the overall Artistic Coordinator of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and the teacher of the first year there for two decades. He wrote the music for the one-man musical Herringbone (Playwrights Horizons - starring David Rounds, Hartford Stage - starring Joel Grey, Edinburgh Festival, Philadelphia's Prince Music Theater, Chicago's St. Nicholas Theater, 2007 season opener at Williamstown Theater Festival - starring B.D. Wong), the music for Here's Our Girl (workshopped at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater), and the music and lyrics for the musical version of The Last Starfighter (Storm Theatre, Village Theatre Festival of New Musicals - summer 2006, New York Musical Theatre Festival readings - fall 2006), Blanco (Goodspeed Opera House at Chester, National Alliance for Musical Theatre, National Music Theater Network), Feathertop (WPA Theater, Pennsylvania Stage Co.), and Time and Again (Manhattan Theatre Club, San Diego's Old Globe Theater, Eugene O'Neill Center National Music Theater Conference). Kennon also wrote the music and lyrics for the one-act musical Plaisir d'Amour (book by Terrence McNally), which was produced at New York's Triangle Theater and seen in workshop at Circle Rep, as well as the music for the one-act musical Afternoon Tea (book & lyrics by Eduardo Machado), which was performed at Theater Row Theaters in 2005 by Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. He was a classical music critic at the Hollywood Reporter for five years.


JIM KIERSTEAD is a two-time 2013 Tony® Award-winning producer of the Broadway, touring, Toronto, and London productions of Kinky Boots and the revival of Pippin.  He also was involved with the international hit musical Matilda on Broadway and on tour and is a co-producer of the 2016 Broadway musicals Waitress and Natasha & Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 starring Josh Groban.  He has been a co-producer of the Broadway productions of The Visit (Tony nominated), You Can't Take It With You (Tony nominated), Side Show, It Shoulda Been You and Rocky.  Jim has worked in New York theatre since 2000 investing and raising money for shows including Something Rotten, The Glass Menagerie, the revival of Hair (Best Revival), American IdiotThe Addams FamilyCatch Me If You Can, among others. Jim began his career by developing and producing the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere of Thrill Me - The Leopold & Loeb Story (nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical in 2005) and produced its original New York production in 2003.  He founded his production company Kierstead Productions, Inc. in 2004.  In 2010, he produced the Off-Broadway premiere of Yank! - A World War II Love Story.  Jim has been an Executive Producer on the films  Between Love and GoodbyeKiss Me, Kill Me, and the upcoming Wakefield starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. Currently, Jim is developing a new musical entitled Unexpected Joy with book & lyrics by Bill Russell (two-time Tony® nominated for Side Show), a play entitled Cover by Bill McMahon, and was involved in the development of The Dodgers by Diana Amsterdam about the draft dodgers during the Vietnam War which had its World Premiere production at The Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles.  Jim is on the Board of Directors of The York Theatre Company and The New York Theatre Barn.



While still a senior, his one-act Beast was produced by Bob Moss in the first season of Playwrights Horizons. He went on to write book, music and lyrics for the off-Broadway revue Everybody's Gettin' into the Act at the Actor's Playhouse, and Finale!, Grand Prize winner in the 1990 American Musical Theater Festival Competition (presented at NAMT) and the 1992 New American Musical Writers Competition, and a finalist at the O'Neill Music Conference in 1989. More recently his musical Angel in My Heart won Best Musical in the 2014 Fresh Fruit Festival. He won the 2011 New Works of Merit Playwriting Competition for his play Breeders, previously a finalist at the O'Neill, as well as a selection of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series. The Necessary Disposal was a 2010 finalist in the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition at the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo. While producing his own musical revues at cabarets around Manhattan he discovered he could combine his artistic talent with the business skills he was picking up in the advertising world. The idea of Theater Resources Unlimited was born, with the help of co-founders (and  fellow writers) Gary Hughes and Cheryl Davis in 1992. He has gone on to produce musicals Civil War Voices and Rip in the Midtown International Theater Festival, and last year's classic Chinese musical, Romance of the Western Chamber.


Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the leading network for developing theater professionals, a twenty-six year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of the arts. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.


TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program taught by prominent producers and general managers in New York theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop business skills. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop, How to Write a Musical That Works and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include the Annual Combined Audition.


Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as the Montage Foundation and the Leibowitz Greenway Foundation. 


For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.




DAMAGED GOODS  | Open: 03/02/17 Close: 03/18/17
It was supposed to be an easy job: trail the bad girl heiress and report her doings to dubious daddy. But private dick Thomas Sparks finds out the hard way that nothing is what it seems as he’s lured through a lethal labyrinth of love, lies and larceny towards…Celerys?  NYCs oldest LGBT theater company is back. And this time, its murder.

Produced by TOSOS in Association with Emerging Artists Theatre

The cast includes Virginia Baeta, Elizabeth Bell, Jamie Heinlein, Karen Stanion, and Casey Weaver. 


TOSOS (“The Other Side of Silence”) is dedicated to preserving the theatrical heritage of the LGBTQ community through the development of new plays by emerging artists as well as revivals of established works. Their productions honestly explore the unique LGBTQ experience and cultural sensibilities in a life-affirming and respectful way. In 1974, Off-Off Broadway veteran Doric Wilson, cabaret star Billy Blackwell, and director Peter dell Valle, started the first professional gay theatre company in NYC. It was called The Other Side of Silence; TOSOS for short. In 2002, directors Mark Finley, Barry Childs, and playwright Wilson resurrected TOSOS. The company has produced over 25 main-stage shows and so many readings of new plays and works in progress they have trouble counting them all. TOSOS recently won The New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Revival of a Play for Doric Wilson’s play, Street Theatre

Sexually adventurous Kareena delves into monogamy with her boyfriend Teddy, while her inhibited best friend, Sam, starts dating Kyle, a pornographer. After a makeover, a scandal, and a documentary, the real question is, who is the donkey? The play asks what sexual empowerment and intimacy is in the age of online porn, dating, and pop culture. *Contains adult content and is not suitable for children and youth under 18.*

About the Company: Ivy Theatre Company

 Ivy Theatre Company was founded by Audrey Alford, Katie Braden, and Gwenevere Sisco.  We are dedicated to dynamic storytelling that explores the human condition in a visceral way in order to provoke thought and challenge both the artist and the audience.  Our work climbs inside, up and over the walls that have confined and silenced the voices of the few and the oppressed.  

Doubles Crossed: The Ballad Of Rodrigo  | Open: 05/24/14 Close: 06/22/14
Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo is a tense, theatrical reimagining of the film noir dramas of the 40s and 50s. Suspicion and secret alliances underscore the gritty story of criminal-turned-G-man Freddie Tower and the past he can’t escape. Cops, mobsters, heists, a destroyed criminal empire, and a modern down-and-out scam artist bring this adventure full circle.

About the Company: Funny...Sheesh Productions

Since the mid nineties Funny… Sheesh has produced theatrical events all over New York City.  Many of its members have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry.

Untying Love  | Open: 10/13/12 Close: 11/04/12
In the tradition of Chekhov and Shepard, Untying Love is a raw and unblinking view into the intimate moment when people embrace the ultimate act of family love.  The play is set in a hospice, where Steven’s mother is caught between life and death.  He doesn’t know how to help her.  Sharing stories, laughter and tears, his quirky family hopes to give his mother a peaceful goodbye, free of pain and fear.  Two supportive hospice volunteers provide all the help they can.  But something’s in the way.  Who’s not letting go, and why?

Emma Berry directs a cast of eight, including Jed Dickson* (Off B'way: The Mask), Nancy Hess* (B'way: Phantom, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Goodbye Girl), Rodrigo LoprestiSimon MacLean*Marie Marshall*John Mateyko), Nancy Nagrant*, and Kyla Schoer*.  *Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.  AEA Approved Showcase.

Untying Love can be viewed as a contrasting but complementary piece to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit by Margaret Edson, with whom Willens attended high school in Washington, DC. While Wit portrays the experience of a woman, Dr. Vivian Bearing, in the last stages of ovarian cancer, in Untying Love the dying patient remains offstage. And while Witis highly literary, including flashbacks to Dr. Bearing's erudite lectures on the poetry of John Donne, the characters in Willens' play struggle to communicate their most basic hopes, fears and resentments.  But the two plays share two themes: that there are times when medical intervention can no longer help, and that there is something in the human experience that cannot be understood through intellect alone.

Untying Love is presented in a time when end-of-life issues, palliative care and hospice care are receiving increased attention.  Current political debates about Medicare spending touch on the topic both obliquely ‒ about 25% of Medicare dollars are spent during the last year of a person’s life[1]‒ and directly, as when the term “death panels” was coined for a proposal to offer Medicare patients voluntary counseling about living wills and end-of-life care options.  The provision was deleted from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Eighty percent of U.S. patients state that they don’t want aggressive intervention and hospitalization once their disease reaches a terminal phase,[2] and yet many people who want to die at home or in hospice do not have that opportunity.  

The palliative care and hospice communities work to help families acknowledge what’s happening during the dying process while easing patients’ physical and emotional pain.  The hospice philosophy is to help people live with dignity in their last days and weeks, with a chance to say their goodbyes and to die in peace.  There is, in short, such a thing as a good death.

In the Oven - New Work Series  | Open: 05/02/12 Close: 05/19/12
In the Oven is a new series in our New Work Series. It is designed for a one night reading of new full length plays with audience feedback sessions afterward. The actor and director get 20 hours of rehearsal and the readings are done on book but with staging.

Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind, once-a-year festival. Visit the theater any evening during this two-week event, and you'll find yourself enthralled, laughing, or connecting with 14 new plays. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

TAKE SPECIAL NOTE: Each performance in the series has only one performance, one date, and one time, so please book carefully. Scroll down and find the show, or shows, of your choosing and then purchase for that date. All performances are at 7 pm except for Fri May 4th which is at 7:30 pm

Wed May 2nd at 7 pm
The Ex-Husband Play by Barbara Lindsay, directed by Ian Streicher

THE EX-HUSBAND PLAY: As a playwright struggles to write a play about the aftermath of a bitter divorce, she must contend with willful characters, a merciless inner critic, and her own complex feelings about her ex-husband.

Fri May 4th at 7:30 pm
What's In a Name? A Cautionary Tale for the Age of Obama
by Peter Levine, directed by Eric Chase

What's In a Name? A Cautionary Tale for the Age of Obama, is about two ordinary citizens ? a black woman and a white man ? who discover a common past and through misunderstanding and the like offer a funny, yet serious debate about race and politics in contemporary America. Everything takes a wild turn when they discover their curious connection to a black, conservative woman about to be George W. Bush's last appointment to the Supreme Court.

The cast includes Cheryl Howard*, Peter Levine*, Geany Masai*, and Antonio Edward Suarez*.

Sat May 5th at 7 pm
Poetry of Cars by Jon Spano, directed by Barbara Grecki

With his latest design, car czar Azwell Dove might save Detroit from its financial crisis, but can he rescue his daughter Savannah before she descends into madness? When Azwell's drug addict son Ziggy, a musician, arrives unexpectedly, Azwell must confront his own human frailty before vanquishing the unseen forces and buried secrets destroying his family. In THE POETRY OF CARS the iconography of the American automobile collides with confessional poetry and embraces the transformative powers of each.

Cast: Michael Cleeff*, Glory Gallo*, Charise Greene, Steven Hauck*, Karen Stanion*, Matt Stapleton

Sun May 6th at 7 pm
Misunderstood the Musical by Kerri Kochanski, directed by Jonathan Warman

MISUNDERSTOOD: THE MUSICAL is an edgy pop rock musical about female adolescence. It features a score from the best-selling M!SSUNdAZtOOd album by P!nk, and highlights underrepresented female topics such as menstruation, sexual self-empowerment and teen pregnancy. Focusing on themes such as "body image," "identity," "love & loss," "physical appearance" and "girl power," the play provides a realistic glimpse into the lives & souls of 16 Philadelphia high school classmates. It features a multi-cultural cast, and a multi-talented mix of actors, dancers, musicians, athletes and soul singers. PG-13.

Julie A Feltman, Siobhan Stevenson, Allyssa Schmitt, Lindsay Lavin, Kelly Higgins, Lauren Quirk, Carolyn McCandlish, Lauren Friednash, Rachel Arielle Yucht, Lynda DeFuria, Dana Hunter, Erin Rye, Ashley Tobias, Sara Glancy, Jes Dugger, Myke Melendez, Zachary Eldridge

Tue May 8th at 7:00 pm
Versailles by Richard Ploetz, directed by Ian Streicher

VERSAILLES. The human stain of guilt. VERSAILLES. Gives off a certain . . . rankness. VERSAILLES. Detectable to them with the bloodhound nose. . VERSAILLES. Sexy, funny and profane.

Cast: Elizabeth Bell, Eric Chase*, Enid Cortes, Tom Greenman*, Charles Moss*, Scott Raker*, Nick Ruggeri*

Wed May 9th at 7 pm
Romance Language by Joe Godfrey, directed by Steven Hauck

Penny Morgan, a single woman and corporate lawyer, feels her mom, Kay, divorced and single as well, is letting life pass her by. But when Mom agrees to take Italian language lessons, life changes drastically for both of them with the arrival of the attractive teacher, Fiore Benedetto. As in Italian opera, passion, honesty, jealousy, and perhaps "vendetta" drive the play toward its "finita."

Cast: Erin Hadley, Lue McWilliams*, Stephen Sherman*

Thu May 10th at 7 pm
LaCrosse by Kevin Brofsky, directed by Vivian Meisner*

It's 1953 and newlywed couple, Sidney and Sally Zimmer are returning from Seattle to their hometown, Philadelphia, in a Nash Rambler. As the scenery goes by, they are forced to confront who they are, their past, and their fears and hopes for the future.

Cast: Aimee Howard*, Joe MacDougall*

Fri May 11th at 7 pm
An Appearance of Desire by Vanda, directed by Melissa Attebery

At risk of losing her job and desperate to keep her
sexual deviance a secret, Professor Linley commits her worst tragic crime of all: the betrayal of her most promising student and ultimately her own heart.

Cast: Greg Homison, Taylor Proffitt, Yvonne Roen*, Max Rhyser*

Sat May 12th at 7 pm
Damaged Goods by Jack Rushen, directed by Markus Paminger

DAMAGED GOODS concerns the failed relationship of Bill and Debbie, who embark on a journey of self-discovery where they look for answers from people in their lives, from parents to spiritual leaders to psychotherapists who seem to add nothing but craziness and chaos. Four actors play fifteen characters in this "Durang-esque" farce.

Cast: Matt Boethin*, Lee Kaplan*, Scott Klavan*, Maya Rosewood, Sandy York

Mon May 14th at 7 pm
A Child is in the House by Scott Klavan*, directed by Rasa Allan Kazlas

A dark comedy about a dysfunctional family of lawyers, an odd visitor, and a baby. Love is misplaced, priorities displaced, and emotions debased.

Cast: Wynne Anders*, Enid Cortes, Scott Klavan*, Elizabeth Pickett, Matt Stapleton

Tue May 15th at 7 pm
Disco v. the N.Y.P.D. by J.C. Reuning, directed by Steven McElroy

Synopsis: In the comedy Disco v. the N.Y.P.D. written by J. C. Reuning, a police psychologist, his junior practice partner and their unconventional stenographer, evaluate the mental fitness of a famous Upper East Side eccentric who has been arrested in Central Park for a Quality of Life violation.

Cast: Wynne Anders*, Marc Castle*, Brett Douglas*, Glory Gallo*, Aimee Howard*, Jill Knapp, Brook Zelcer

Wed May 16th at 7 pm
Deny the Enemy by Larry Harris, directed by Donald Brenner

At the height of World War II, Moe Berg, a Jewish-American baseball player turned spy, hunts down Werner Heisenberg, the German Nobel Prize winning physicist, who is building and secretly sabotaging Hitler's atom bomb.

Cast: AJ Cedeno*, Mark Doherty*, Jamie Heinlein*, Peter Herrick*, James Nugent*, Leigh Williams, Nicholas Wuehrmann*.

Thu May 17th at 7 pm
A Woman in Morocco by Barbara Grecki, directed by John Burke

A young American woman, pursuing her dream of being a journalist in Morocco during the 1950s, unleashes dark, hidden passions when she encounters love, violence, drugs and the inflexible boundaries of an ancient religious dogma.


Sat May 19th at 7 pm
Sentimental Journey by Paul Adams, directed by Melissa Attebery

A intimate look at the life and loves of Doris Day with music in a fictional portrayal of Doris Day at a Doris Day convention.

Cast - Lue McWilliams*

*Denotes member of Actors Equity Association


The History Mystery  | Open: 01/20/12 Close: 02/19/12

TADA! YOUTH THEATER is pleased to announce the production of THE HISTORY MYSTERY.
Book by Janine Nina Trevens, music by Eric Rockwell, and lyrics by Margaret Rose, THE HISTORY
MYSTERY will be directed by Janine Nina Trevens. The limited engagement will be at TADA! Youth
Theater (15 West 28th St. 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10001). Performances begin Friday, January 20
and continue through Sunday, February 19. Press are invited to every performance.
THE HISTORY MYSTERY is a musical time travel adventure--Meet Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor
Roosevelt, the Wright Brothers and other characters when they were children. Imagine how events
from their childhoods could have shaped them into the adults they became – the adults who helped to
form the world, as we know it today.
JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 19, 2012
THE HISTORY MYSTERY plays the following regular schedule:
Saturdays at 2pm & 4pm
Sundays at 2pm & 4pm
Additional Performances:
Friday, January 20 and Friday, February 17 at 7 pm
Wednesday, February 8 at 10 am & 12 pm
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students; Limited cheap tickets (also available for every
performance) are $20 for adults and $8 for children and are available first come, first serve. Tickets
are now available online at www.tadatheater.com/currentseason.asp. Tickets may also be purchased
in-person a half hour prior to performance. Non-Profit Group rates start at $6 per child for groups of
20+; birthday party packages are also available.
Listings Information:
Who: TADA! Youth Theater’s Resident Youth Ensemble
What: The History Mystery
Where: TADA! Youth Theater (15 West 28th St. 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10001).
When: Friday, January 20 - Sunday, February 19
How: Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students at www.tadatheater.com/
Running Time: approximately 60 minutes
Website: www.tadatheater.com
Sneak Peek: School Of Rockwell  | Open: 11/18/11 Close: 11/20/11
A must-see even for TADA!’s biggest fans and a great introduction for newcomers!  Be among the first to enjoy a musical revue celebrating 20 years of TADA!’s relationship with composer Eric Rockwell featuring musical numbers from past Rockwell shows and a sneak peek at the upcoming season.


Friday November 18th – Season Celebration! 

6PM wine reception with special guest Eric Rockwell, 7PM show, post-show Q&A

Adults $75*, children $30*

*Ticket price is tax-deductible less the value of goods and services


Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th

Performances at 2PM and 4PM

Adults $25, children $15

Post-show Q&A with the cast

"rabbit Sense"  | Open: 01/21/11 Close: 02/20/11
Rabbit Sense is TADA! Youth Theater's first full-length production of the 2010-2011 Season. Rabbit Sense tells the timely tale of a bullied youngster named Kris, who is in serious need of a friend. Just when Kris is about to give up hope, help comes along in the form of Brer Rabbit and a host of other fable characters such as Brer Bear, Brer Fox, Brer Turtle and Sis Wolf that take Kris on a journey. This New Orleans-inspired production is a fresh, updated, approach to the classic Uncle Remus folklore. This musical, whimsical tale will surely delight the entire family.

preDestined  | Open: 12/17/10 Close: 12/18/10
Suzana Stankovic & SBC, Inc. presents

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 through Saturday, November 13, 2010 8 pm
In a world that prizes conformity, preDESTINED is a stunning new show about breaking free and being who you were born to be. A striking fusion of dance, theater and projected images tell a powerful and unpredictable story of courage and self-determination. 
Critics and audiences agree it's a MUST-SEE!
Created by and Featuring, Suzana Stankovic, with Eric Berthoud as 'The Pervert', Alex Montaldo as 'Truth', Richard 'Bumper' Walker as 'Rebel Fairy' and other talent TBA.
Choreography, Direction, Projection and Costumes by Suzana Stankovic
Lighting by Joshua Cohen
Original Music by Andy Altmann
TICKETS: $20/person
Go to SmartTix.com and enter the DISCOUNT CODE 'Lucky' and get $5 off!

Venue: TADA! Theater
15 West 28th St
2nd floor
New York, NY 10001

 (btwn Broadway and 5th ave)  

STOLEN MOMENTS is a dance theater piece about “the making of” a dance theater piece.  The production within a production is self-aware, an abstraction of the creative process beginning with a blank canvas and ending with an attempted number set to Oliver Nelson’s 1960 jazz standard, Stolen Moments.  


A semi-autobiographical concept by Joanna and Ryan Greer, their combined meta-persona is played by Brad Landers, the self-producing Director/Choreographer assigned to the task.  On deadline, with budgetary constraints, faced with the technical and personal challenges of hoping to make something happen, he strays from his own typical thematic through-line and finds himself having the idea in the most vulnerable way—in front of the audience. 


The script is nonlinear, stage directions, lighting cues, rehearsal, as it deconstructs and evolves in real time on the Ensemble, Caren Chianese, Felix Hess, Eva Kosmos and Bianca Saltaformaggio, the Stage Manager, Kyle Leacock, and Lighting Designer, Steve O’Shea.  Embracing the handed down art form, dances steal from the pedestrian grace of vaudeville, jazz, Bill Robinson, Fred Astaire, Jack Cole, while more experimental choreography endeavors to be original.  The text is also both original and borrowed such as Martha Graham’s famous letter to Agnes de Mille and Mickey Rooney’s “let’s put on a show” speech from the MGM musical, Babes on BroadwaySTOLEN MOMENTS addresses the influences on the artist, the burden of responsibility and the need to create.


Joanna and Ryan Greer have been self-producing original dance, musical theater and cabaret works since 1999 with the founding of their collective, Kinetic Dance Theater which the NYer has called “Expert razzmatazz” and“Wonderfully expressive choreography.  The Greer’s have a great eye for detail.” –The Dance Insider.   Based in New York for the past nine years, they have premiered in a variety of Off Broadway and Chicago performance spaces.  They have been showcased in festivals including Around the Coyote, the prestigious Dance Chicago, The World Music Festival, Bridge for Dance and Group Theatre Too’s Choreographer’s Canvas, as well as participating in Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Park’s 365 Days / 365 Plays at The Public Theater.  Joanna is also the Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer for the Drama Desk award-winning TADA! Youth Theater, and Ryan makes his living in the Broadway industry as a Senior Account Executive at the advertising agency Art Meets Commerce.  Their purpose as artists is to manifest a creative process for original works that experiment with music, theater and dance, especially to reinvigorate the classic musical theater and jazz dance idioms. 



Created by Joanna and Ryan Greer

Saturday, October 9th 8pm

Sunday, October 10th 8pm

Saturday, October 16th 8pm

Sunday, October 17th 8pm

Friday, October 22nd 8pm

Saturday, October 23rd 8pm


Running time: 60 minutes


Tickets are $15. To purchase please visit www.SmartTix.comor call 212-868-4444

TADA! Theater is located at 15 W 28 St., 2nd Fl. (btwn Bway & 5th Ave)



Penny Penniworth  | Open: 09/08/10 Close: 10/03/10
PENNY PENNIWORTH is Charles Dickens’ "lost" epic as mounted by a short-staffed theatre troupe with Royal Shakespeare Company aspirations. Set in Victorian England, it tells the story of young Penny Penniworth whose childhood love is driven out of town after nearly killing a wealthy businessman. Soon, Penny finds herself penniless, left alone to make her way through a convoluted maze of strange relationships, anonymous benefactors and ultimate justice.

PENNY PENNIWORTH features a cast of four playing a cavalcade of comic characters: Christopher Borg, Jamie Heinlein, Jason O'Connell, and Ellen Reilly. The production features costumes by Goody, lighting by Jennifer Granrud, set by Tim McMath, music by Peter Saxe and sound by Aaron Blank.

PENNY PENNIWORTH was first presented by Emerging Artists Theatre Company in 2002. It was subsequently produced by TOSOS II in the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival.  The Off-Broadway premiere, a reworked, recast and expanded version of the FringeNYC production, opened in October 2009 and was extended twice.

The Sensational Josephine Baker  | Open: 09/07/10 Close: 10/03/10
The unforgettable story of the one and only Josephine Baker springs to life in this tightly woven play featuring several of Baker’s signature songs.  The story follows Josephine on her journey from conservative St. Louis, Missouri to the risqué cabarets of the Rue Pigalle, France, from little girl to showgirl. 

Howard gives voice to this uncensored and emotional tale through an array of fascinating female characters: Josephine’s domineering mother, Carrie McDonald; fellow chorus girl Lydia JonesAda “Bricktop” Smith , owner of the infamous nightclub “Bricktop’s in Montmarte…” And finally a raw, fearless portrayal of Ms. Baker herself in a series of defining moments: from the hilarious antics which rescued her from the obscurity of the chorus, to the humiliation of being shunned by a narrow-minded American public, to her life-long search for unconditional love… compelled throughout it all by an enduring passion to live life to the fullest.

About the Company: Emerging Artists Theatre Company

Founded in 1993, the mission of EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE is to provide a dynamic home for emerging writers and artists, to develop their work from an idea to a fully realized production.

In the past 16 years, EAT has premiered over 275 new works, garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination for Capathia Jenkins in (Mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story, received the American Theatre Wing Award for Consistent Excellence in Theatre, and was named Best Off Off Broadway Theater Company in NYC for Actors to Work With by Back Stage.

During its 2009- 2010 season, under the Artistic Direction of Paul Adams, EAT will showcase over two-dozen new works.

Together This Time  | Open: 04/27/10 Close: 04/27/10
Together This Time is a new rock musical that follows novelist Jay Allen Jones as his quest to reconnect with both his girlfriend and his art leads him on a journey between real life and fiction.

Jay’s obsession with the perfect world he’s created for fictional 18-year-old Jamie Gower drives a wedge in his relationship with Emily, his girlfriend and editor, and when she finally leaves Jay to reclaim her life and career in New York, both his and Jamie’s lives in Colorado begin to crumble. Now in order to win her back Jay must return to New York and accept success, finish his book and let go of Jamie, and allow himself to love and be loved in return.

This reading is part of Emerging Artists Theatre's "Illuminating Artists: Notes from a Page" new works series.
There will also be a short talkback after the show!

Directed by Jonathan Warman
Music Direction by Tyler Phillips
Featuring: Alli Foss, Kristy Glass, Kasey Marino, Todd Pettiford, Elysia Segal, Stephen Stocking & Paul Wyatt

For a sneak peek at some of the songs in the show, visit Andrew Heyman's youtube page @ http://www.youtube.com/andrewheymanmusic

Genesius  | Open: 08/26/09 Close: 09/13/09
L J Fecho, Entourage Entertainment, in association with Genesius Theatre and Sweet Street Desserts, presents GENESIUS, a new musical beginning August 26, 2009 at TADA! Theater, 15 W. 28th Street, NYC (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue). Tickets are $18 and are available at www.smarttix.com, 212-868-4444.

A celebration of those who perform for the sheer love of it, GENESIUS tells the story of one woman’s passion for love, for theatre, and for the opportunity to be onstage. This new musical touches on the universal themes of reaching out and giving back while pursuing one’s own dreams. In 1971, Jane Simmon Miller co-founded Genesius Theatre in Reading, PA; she dreamed of a theatre group where teen-aged amateurs could participate, learn, and grow while putting on a show. GENESIUS is her story.

They Chose Me!  | Open: 04/21/06 Close: 05/07/06
They Chose Me! follows a group of kids that all have one thing in common—being adopted! A funny, heart-warming musical, They Chose Me! tells the touching stories of adoption from the perspective of young people.
The Trojan Women  | Open: 03/15/06 Close: 04/01/06
Poseidon and Athena issue a news bulletin about the fall of the Trojan regime, informing us that tough decisions will have to be made in its wake. Senior correspondent Talthybius deploys award-winning journalists Andromache and Helen to gather hard-hitting facts. Poseiden leads a political roundtable in the style of Charlie Rose. You are the studio audience, called upon to determine the fate of the vanquished.

Through a unique presentation, drawn almost entirely from the Euripides text, this unconventional The Trojan Women shows how the decline of objective, non-participatory press affects our collective awareness of suffering.

Info: 718-398-2494

Relationships  | Open: 01/23/06 Close: 02/07/06
RELATIONSHIPS skewers some of the savory characters you encounter in life along with a few of the less savory ones in this playful romp. "Relationships" includes a series of vignettes in which students sing a song as they endure a particularly sadistic schoolteacher with a penchant for torture. A teenage boy is upended by his sophisticated parents, who know more about what it means for him to be gay than he does. A therapist is reduced to drinking because his tedious group members have the upper hand. A beautiful ballad describes being lost in love on the computer as the character hunts for a mate on the Internet.

Four actors perform almost 40 different roles and sing 16 musical numbers.

Performances are on Mondays and Tuesdays, January 23, 24, 30, 31 and February 6 and 7 at 8:00 PM.

Lysistratra: The Musical  | Open: 04/07/05 Close: 04/24/05
A contemporary musical retelling of the classic anti-war comedy by Artistophanes ("The Frogs") about a group of women who attempt to stop an unjust war by staging a sex strike.

Set in the present day and featuring an eclectic score ranging from jazz to patter to musical theatre, "Lysistrata The Musical" opens in Athens, Greece, as a group of soldiers leave their wives to go off to fight in a war with Sparta that's been raging for so long that no one can remember what it was about in the first place. Used to this ritual, the women go back to their housewife chores. Except for Lysistrata (Lizzie to her friends), who decides the time has come to end the war once and for all: she convinces every woman in Greece to withhold sex from the men until they stop fighting. Confusion and chaos ensue as the men in power try to thwart the women's schemes, the Spartan women get in on the ‘action' and the balance of power tilts dangerously.

Opera. She is the recipient of the 2002 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award.
The performance schedule for "Lysistrata The Musical" is Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 3, with a special Opening Night performance on Monday, April 11th at 8. There is an additional 2 PM matinee on Saturday April 23rd and no performances on Sunday, April 17th or Thursday, April 21st.

Untitled Theater’s 24/7 Festival  | Open: 03/14/05 Close: 03/20/05
Untitled Theater Company #61 is applying the concept of 24-hour theater to its unique brand of Theater of the Absurd. Each day of this festival, four different playwrights will write on a different theme, ranging from Puppet Plays to Protest Plays, from Found Text to Fairy Tales. The plays are written overnight, then rehearsed all day long, until they are performed that evening. The event will provide nearly 100 theater artists an opportunity to participate in a week long, intensive idea factory, and the audience has the unique opportunity to watch inspiration spring during within its first 24 hours of existence.

The line up is as follows: Monday, March 14, Jewish Legends; Tuesday, March 15, Found Text, Wednesday, March 16, Puppets; Thursday, March 17, Transvestite Melodrama; Friday, March 18, Mini-NeuroFest (a preview of Untitled Theater's upcoming festival about neurological conditions); Saturday, March 19, Protest Plays; and Sunday, March 20, Seven-Minute Fairy Tales Matinee.

Untitled Theater Company #61 is celebrating its twelfth year of producing theater in New York. Over that time, it has continued its mission of producing a modern Theater of the Absurd. One of its most noteworthy achievements was the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Fairy Tales of the Absurd. This sprang from the 2001 Ionesco Festival, the first-ever complete festival of Eugene Ionesco's plays, including all 39 plays (one of them a world premiere), as will as films and seminars. The Company has also produced a world premiere by Richard Foreman, and work by Vaclav Havel, T. S. Eliot, and Tom Stoppard. The New York Times called Fairy Tales of the Absurd "almost unbearably funny," and The Village Voice praised the "dizzying ambition [that] animates every aspect of this sprawling Ionesco Festival, which generously provides New Yorkers in the grip of a dark time an opportunity to encounter an unfailingly inventive playwright's response to his own traumatic age."