SQUEAMISH is the tale of an Upper West Side psychoanalyst, a long-time recovering alcoholic whose bloody quest for personal balance begins when she finds herself in the South Plains of Texas, off her meds, after her nephew's suicide.
Tickets are $52.25 and are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
For more information, visit http://www.afo.nyc
May 27 through June 19; Opening Night is June 1, 2016
Playing Schedule: Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM; Saturday matinee at 2PM; Sunday at 3PM
Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street
Tickets are $49.50 and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or calling 212-239-6200.
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Happy 50ish! is a musical comedy that revolves around Bob’s surprise birthday party. As he turns the big five-0, he learns to laugh and make fun of all the things that inevitably come with age. He’s arrived early for his party, his wife is running late, and there’s a backyard full of party guests. While reading his birthday cards aloud, he learns that turning 50 magnifies the unintended and hilarious realities of middle age.
Columbia: the life and death of Rospo D. Oro is a heart-warming, adult fairytale musical following Rospo's wild ride down his self destructive path. In pursuit of faster vehicles in order to chase his destiny and outrun his past, Rospo’s reckless behavior continually affects and forever changes the lives of the colorful characters of The Wild Woods. Join the high-speed journey and enter a complex, magical world - a perilous place filled with addiction, murderers, unseen dangers, and a child god with powers beyond their imaginations. Columbia is inspired by the Kenneth Grahame’s novel “The Wind in the Willows.”
Liz Muller directs a cast of 20 including Alex Parrish, Liz Muller, Adam du Plessis, Amanda Teneriello, Melinda Ehrlich, Megan Rose Margiotti, Kevin Hurley, Laurrice Monnae, Cait Murphy, Michael T. Kopplin, Kim Ceccotti, Jenn Aviles, Jillian Moran, Aileen Lanni, Anthony Massa, and Kelsey Sullivan with others to be announced shortly.
About the Company: PiPE DREAM theatre
PiPE DREAM theatre is dedicated to the creation of meaningful productions that change the way people view theater.
In THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK, a spirited young woman makes a sexual accusation which checkmates her father, a respected and popular pastor. They have been estranged for years by a deep grief. Will she follow through? Will he fight back? Even the psychiatrist (Dee Hoty) who tries to help becomes conflicted when middle age romance develops. THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK unwraps these struggles with startling consequences.
Three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty has starred in numerous Broadway hits including The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels, Mamma Mia!, Footloose, and Me and My Girl, and Off-Broadway inPersonals and Vanities. She played Phyllis Rogers Stone in the all-star Paper Mill revival ofFollies, which was preserved on a two-CD set as the only complete recording of the legendary Sondheim score. Her TV credits include “Elementary,” “Smash,” “St. Elsewhere,” and “My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies.”
Scrambled Eggs is a comedy that follows Karen Hoffman, our exuberant heroine, on a hectic yet humorous journey through her life. Along the way we experience her dysfunctional parents, her sexual awakenings, and the rigors of dating, marriage and parenthood.
Starring Amy Van Nostrand (Broadway: Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse (American premiere), Off-Broadway: The God Committee, Dance with Me); with Anne O’Sullivan (Off the King’s Road. TV: “Law & Order” (all three), “Sex and the City”); Jim Frangione (Broadway: The Old Neighborhood, National Tour of Oleanna); Candace Brecker (Kennedy Center’s Movement of the Soul. Film, On the Block. TV: “Law & Order: SVU”); Mary Catherine Wright (Broadway: Tintypes, A History of the American Film, The Front Page, The Man Who Came to Dinner).
Chip and Jolie thought they found an unlikely love. In a relationship spanned over 8 years from carefree impulses to increasing uncertainties, their story is set against human rhythms, harmonies and ultimately, the discords of Manhattan dreams versus Brooklyn realities…where dreams go deferred and sacrifices are made...or not...with tragic results.
For more information visit www.loversmusical.com
LOVERS, book, lyrics, and music by newcomer playwright/composer Christopher Massimine. Direction by Christopher M. Czyz, with Music Direction by Evan Jay Newman and is produced by Massimine/Roytman/Presentations (producers of the West Coast hit, The Most Mediocre Story Never Told!), Ruben Brache (Little Women, Broadway, Shout!, Off Broadway), in Association with Jason Goldstein (Chuckleball, Off Broadway), Matthew Kagen, and The Midtown International Theatre Festival. Casting by MKA Casting (formerly Barry Moss Casting).
Dan and Shelly are getting married, and in the morning-after haze of the bachelor party, Dan’s roommate Jack drops a bombshell – he’s gay! Or maybe he’s bi, Jack’s a bit murky on the details, except when he’s not.
Dan wonders what this says about their friendship and why did Jack reveal it now? It turns out Jack's new boyfriend is the Bride-To-Be's brother Mark! There's Red Bull and Apple Jacks, Saturday Golf with the Fathers, and even a pre-nup pregnancy that make this a post-modern, screwball comedy about friends and the family we choose.
Press are cordially invited to all performances.
Award-winning playwright Duncan Pflaster (Prince Trevor Amongst The Elephants) returns to the Midtown International Theatre Festival with another classic-bender fantasy, a mashup of Chekhovian comedy and science fiction.
The year is 3047. A diplomatic mission brings a professor, his lovely alien wife and his faithful doctor aboard The Starship Astrov, where unspoken love and misunderstandings abound between the ship’s crew and guests. Asking the question, will humanity stay the same, or will the future change us?
Featuring Walter Brandes*, Elizabeth A. Davis*, Philip Emeott, Ariel Estrada*, Jennifer Gawlik*, Rafael Jordan* and Christine Verleny.
Mark Richard Caswell is the costume designer, Isabella F. Byrd is the lighting designer, and Nick Moore is the sound designer. Jenna Lazar is the production stage manager, and Jaime Carrillo is the assistant director.
THE STARSHIP ASTROV plays the following performances through Saturday, July 31st:
Saturday, July 17th at 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 20th at 8:00pm
Friday, July 23rd at 8:00pm
Thursday, July 29th at 7:00pm
Saturday, July 31st at 2:00pm
Tickets are $18.00. Visit www.ticketcentral.com to purchase online, or call 212-279-4200. Tickets are also available at Theatre Row’s box office open from 12pm – 8pm.
For more information visit: www.OberonTheatre.org
For more information about the festival, visit www.MidtownFestival.org
Press photos are available at: http://picasaweb.google.com/kampfirefilms/TheStarshipAstrov#
Running Time: 90 minutes.
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
About the Company: Oberon Theatre Ensemble
The Oberon Theatre Ensemble is an active player in New York’s independent theatre community. Each season we combine classic, contemporary, and new works in a format that allows each to highlight and enhance the other. We juxtapose new against old in a single evening or in a repertory schedule, with our ensemble of actors and directors nimbly jumping from one world to another to draw our audiences fully into the experience.
MOST LIKELY TO sets the Glee’s vs. the Goths; the Drama Queens vs. the Jocks, in a Senior Superlative Showdown, presenting the true-to-life musings of high school students labeled "Most likely to …" by classmates! Published and produced New York playwright, composer and drama mentor Michael Tester, an original co-author of Ken Davenport’s long running Off-Broadway hit, The Awesome 80s Prom, employs a senior superlative ceremony as its unifying arc in showcasing the seriocomic musings of students labeled everything from Most Popular to Class Clown.
About the Company: Broadway Clubhouse
BroadwayClubhouse.com is a resource site dedicated to fostering the theatrical work of its founder, Michael Tester, and the artistic community at large.
Act 2 revisits the Wells family 40 years later (the daughter in the first act is the mother now and the family is located in post 9/11 NYC), and the tradition of conversation and word-play at the family dinner are long-forgotten. In fact, the very idea of a such a dinner is seemingly impossible.
The cast of FAMILY DINNER features Lily Corvo, Rick Desloge, Patrick Riviere, Mary Ellen Ashley, Daniel Pollack, Marshall Pailet, Mary McGloin, Tommy McKieran, Nancy Nagrant and William Broderick.
All net proceeds from the production will benefit The Patrick Michael McMurphy Memorial Foundation (The PM3 Foundation), which was established shortly after the tragic death of 23-year-old actor Patrick Michael McMurphy on August 30, 2008. The PM3 Foundation provides scholarships and grants to support the arts, specifically theater, film, and music. First seeded with Patrick’s life savings, the foundation has grown through the contributions of family, friends, and others whose lives he touched. The foundation currently funds a scholarship to the Stella Adler Conservatory, from which Patrick graduated only a couple of weeks before his untimely death.
An evening of short plays, some humorous, some tragic, explore the unique mixture of loneliness and hope, which make up the American Experience. Playwright/director Alex Dinelaris, who was nominated for a Lucille Lortel (Best Musical) and two Drama Desk Awards (Book & Lyrics) for his work on the off-Broadway hit, ZANNA DON’T!, weaves his way through modern relationships, religious hypocrisy, love, loss and the endless cycle of violence that threatens to swallow our society whole. The evening culminates with William Saroyan’s Hello Out There, the powerful tale of two outcasts who find love at the most unlikely of times, in the most unlikely of places.
Press are invited Thursday, February 12th at 8 pm & Friday, February 13th at 8 pm.
Benedick and Beatrice have vowed to remain single and appear to enjoy their battle of wits too much to ever call a truce. Young lovers Hero and Claudio conspire to change their minds. A romantic comedy about winning the one you didn’t know you wanted most.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING will be presented in conjunction with American Rapture, a series that includes Hello Out There by William Saroyan & World Premiere plays by Alex Dinelaris (nominated Lucile Lortel/Drama Desks) as part of Oberon Theatre Ensemble’s Winter Rep 09.
The production features scenic design by Kathryn Veillette and lighting design by Jessica Hinkle. Dee Dee Katchen is the stage manager.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING plays the following schedule through Saturday, February 28th:
Thursday, Feb 12 at 8pm
Friday Feb 13 at 8pm
Monday, Feb 16 at 7pm
Tuesday, Feb 17 at 8pm
Wednesday, Feb 18 at 2pm
Saturday, Feb 21 at 8pm
Sunday, Feb 22 at 3pm
Wednesday, Feb 25 at 8pm
Thursday, Feb 26 at 8pm
Friday, Feb 27 at 8pm
Saturday, Feb 28 at 2pm
Press are invited Thursday, February 12th at 8 pm & Friday, February 13th at 8 pm.
Tickets are $20.00 and $13.75 students/seniors. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.TicketCentral.com, or by calling 212-279-4200. Tickets may also be purchased in person at Theater Row’s box office, open daily from 12pm-8pm.
For more information about Much Ado About Nothing and Oberon Theatre Ensemble’s Winter Rep 09, visit www.OberonTheatre.org.
THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE, Directed by Eric Parness
in repertory with a play that inspired it,
Molière's final satire
THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Directed by Rebecca Patterson
THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE is Charles L. Mee's tribute to the writings of Molière. Inspired by THE IMAGINARY INVALID (as well as other plays by Molière, Wycherley, and Aristophanes) the new comedy set in modern-day Brooklyn revolves around Argan, an older hypochondriac who orders up a young Asian bride much to the outrage of his family and friends. But when a handsome young caterer arrives on the scene, the bride must choose between loyalty and love, and Argan is forced to learn the difference between growing old and growing up.
THE IMAGINARY INVALID is Molière's satirical look at the medical profession. As Argan (the "invalid")'s financial circumstances collapse under the weight of excessive medical bills, made by his own fears and by the unscrupulous behavior of his two physicians, he decides to marry his daughter off to one of his doctors in return for a lifetime of free medical treatments. The idea meets opposition, though, when it becomes clear that the young lady's affections lie elsewhere. Soon the entire household is involved in an elaborate, uproarious plot to save true love.
For a complete listing of specific show times, go to: www.ResonanceEnsemble.org
Anaïs Nin: One of Her Lives follows Nin, a writer who, in the end, must choose her own path if she is to succeed in her literary ambition. Biographically, the play traces the complicated love triangle between Anais Nin, author, Henry Miller and his wife June. A literary ménage a trois is born that is like no other.
Haymarket focuses on one of those leaders, Albert Parsons, and his wife Lucy Parsons, a bi-racial ex-slave. Using newspapers, trial transcripts, and original scenes, the play shows the aftershocks from the May 4 explosion that rocked the city of Chicago in the summer of 1886.
The play begins moments after the bomb is thrown, and follows the lives of anarchists, policemen, elected officials, and ordinary citizens in the aftermath of tragedy and through the first "red scare" in American history.
YANK! takes a look at the often overlooked gay men who fought and loved in the ranks during WWII. The show pays loving homage to both Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind to make a platoon" war flicks as well as the 1940's Broadway lyricism of Rodgers and Hammerstein (the show even features a Dream Ballet). In addition to being suffused with songs (swing, big band, boogie-woogie) YANK! explores what stories get told in wartime, what gets remembered, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together.
Musical Director: Rob Berman
Choreographer Chase Brock