Ollie's Adventures provides a kid-friendly way for children to explore contemporary topics, ranging from diversity & ecological awareness to geography, history, science & social studies. Schools & parents have remarked that Ollie’s Adventures helps to “raise academic achievement & increase children’s awareness of social skills.”
Part of Lee Summers’ JUST A PIANO Concert Series. The spectacularly multi-talented Nixon, recipient of the 1998 Olivier Award nomination for her critically acclaimed performance as “Lola” in the successful London production of Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis, will offer a stirring evening of song, dance and reflection. The most profound lessons in life can often be found through challenge & conflict. April Nixon shares her most insightful view of love, relationships & loss, through her passion for music.
An Improvised Musical Comedy | Open: 10/09/09 Close: 10/30/09
Broadway’s Next H!T Musical features improv superstars in a two-act musical created on the spot. As always, the show’s first act is an award ceremony spotlighting four “Best Musical” nominees based on audience-created song titles, and the second act is the entire musical based on the favorite nominee from act one.
Every melody, lyric, plot twist and jazz hand is made up on the spot!
GOING THROUGH A STAGE features Matt Castle ("Company"); Jenn Colella ("High Fidelity", "Urban Cowboy"); Mara Davi ("The Drowsy Chaperone", "A Chorus Line"); Claybourne Elder ("Road Show"), Christy Faber ("Les Misérables"); Cody Green ("West Side Story", "Grease", "Movin’ Out"); Rachel Izen (West End productions of "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Lautrec", "Annie" and "Beauty and the Beast"); Amy Justman ("Company", "Irving Berlin’s White Christmas"); Aaron Lazar ("Impressionism", "A Tale of Two Cities", "Les Misérables", "The Light in the Piazza"); Ashley Fox Linton (national tour of "Wicked"); Kerry O’Malley ("Irving Berlin’s White Christmas", "Into the Woods", "Annie Get Your Gun"); Brad Oscar ("Spamalot", "The Producers"); Julie Reyburn (winner of numerous cabaret awards, including two MAC Awards as well as Nightlife, Bistro, Julie Wilson Awards); Josh Young (national tour of "Les Misérables", international tour of "West Side Story"); and Steve Ross, legendary pianist and cabaret artist.
“IS IT HOT IN HERE…OR IS IT JUST ME?” | Open: 04/17/09 Close: 04/17/09
FLAGBOY is a funny and dark coming-of-age autobiographical story about Jones, a fiery and curious young African-American boy, who explores what it means to be gay as he maneuvers through the urban worlds of Richmond, VA, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, PA. His life changes when he discovers he is HIV positive -- a diagnosis he thinks will end all his hopes and dreams. Raw, comic, heartbreaking, and breathlessly empowering, FLAGBOY is a true testimony of what it means to live life out loud.
Playwright/performer Cornelius Jones Jr., currently from Broadway's THE LION KING, joins forces once again with director Joshua Ian with the ongoing development of FLAGBOY. The play successfully debuted last spring at Stage Left Studio as part of the Left Out Festival and then went on to a successful summer run at The Ninth Annual Midtown International Theater Festival, which Jones earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Solo-Show. For more information about Cornelius Jones Jr. visit www.corneliusjonesjr.com.
INTO THE UNDERWORLD
"A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music."
THE WICKED WITCHES OF OZ
ONE-NIGHT ONLY BENEFIT ENGAGEMENT
November 10, 2008 AT THE TRIAD NYC
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT THEATERMANIA.COM
MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks) is pleased to announce their one-night only benefit event, INTO THE UNDERWORLD: A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music, once again under the musical direction of MATT DOEBLER (Wicked), hosted by KATIE ADAMS & JULIE REIBER of Wicked. INTO THE UNDERWORLD will take place on Monday, November 10th (9:30pm) at The Triad NYC (158 West 72nd Street).
Into The Underworld will included performances by KATIE ADAMS (Wicked), JUSTIN BRILL (Rent, All Shook Up), TONY CHIROLDES (In The Heights), JEFF EDGERTON (Grease), MICHELLE LOOKADOO (The Little Mermaid), KIMBERLY DAWN NEUMANN (A Chorus Line), KATE PAZAKIS (The Best Little Whore House In Texas), JULIE REIBER (Wicked), DAVID SPANGENTHAL (Beauty & The Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and SHAUN TAYLOR-CORBETT (In The Heights); as they share their most intimate stories on how they made it to the Broadway stage.
The proceeds from this event will go to funding MTWorks Season 08-09, including The 2009 National NewBorn Festival in January 2009, and the production of Jacqueline Goldfinger's The Oath in April 2009 at The Arclight Theater.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
General Admission: Advance Purchase $40.00 (+2 drink minimum, cash bar)
Day of the Event $45.00 (+2 drink minimum, cash bar)
*VIP Tickets: 65.00 (+2 drink minimum, cash bar).
Tickets are now available online at www.theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at The Triad NYC half hour prior to Showtime, cash only.
*VIP Tickets include preferential reserved seating, Broadway Memorabilia, Bottle of Fine Wine, Tickets to "The Oath" and VIP Gift Bag.
Complimentary Hors D'Oeuvres will be served at the event; there will be an auction, including tickets to Wicked, Altar Boyz and My First Time, Broadway Memorabilia and more.
Fore more information visit www.mtworks.org. You can also visit www.triadnyc.com for driving/subway information.
Darrell Briscoe: Bass
Salvatore Carolei: Harmonica
Daniel Sanchez: Drums
Tony Bellantoni: Guitar
ringfinger stars Patrick Mellen (LESTAT) and features his take on the same-sex marriage debacle and an array of pop, jazz, Broadway standards and rock songs including: Nina Simone's "Be My Husband;" Nellie McKay's "I Wanna Get Married;" Nine Inch Nails' "Ringfinger;" Stephen Sondheim's "Marry Me a Little;" Britney Spears' "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman;" the Dresden Dolls' "Coin-operated Boy" and many more. ringfinger will feature back-up vocals by "the bridesmaids" Lucy Sorenson & Leannis Maxwell.
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No one under 17 will be admitted to the performance
Featuring Salvatore Carolei on harmonica, Darrell Briscoe on bass,Tony Bellantoni on guitar, Danny Sanchez on drums and Mario Sprouse (Musical Director) on Keyboards.
"BUSH IS BAD" provides a cathartic and entertaining release for everyone frustrated with the Bush administration's hijinx and plagued by the feeling that sane voices are falling on deaf ears. A cross between "Forbidden Broadway" and "The Daily Show" the musical offers catchy tunes, wickedly funny lyrics and hilarious impersonations. The evening doesn't so much preach to the choir as give it a song to sing.
"BUSH IS BAD" is a left-eyed look at the current sorry state of affairs in American government. It's the truth told bluntly but not savagely, with wit and without malice. The political theatrical experience includes such songs as ‘How Can 59 Million People Be So Dumb?;' ‘Good Conservative Values;' ‘New Hope For The Fabulously Wealthy' to name a few. It has been suggested that - if you can find an open-minded Republican, bring 'em - they might learn a few things about how the rest of America sees them.
Casey Hushion: director
with Andy Drelles: woodwinds
Dave Phillips: bass