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CHURCH & STATE  | Open: 03/03/17 Close: 07/02/17
Church & State is a fast-paced, seriously funny take on faith, politics, and “The Twitter.” It’s three days before Charlie Whitmore’s Senate reelection and he’s decided to finally tell the public exactly what’s on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong?

ILUMINATE  | Open: 11/22/16 Close: 01/08/17
iLuminate returns to New York City to light up the holidays! Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, latin, and breaking, all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, fun audience-interactive games and high-tech effects, iLuminate delivers this unique dance-in-the-dark event.  What a great holiday gift to New York!  

A CLASS ACT  | Open: 07/09/16 Close: 09/04/16
In A Class Act, when a major chemical company pours cancer-causing waste into the water supply, a high-powered law firm brings a class action lawsuit on behalf of the thousands of people affected. Who wins? Who loses? Who makes millions whether they win or lose? Which lawyers battle the best... or the worst? Does the ordinary person ever realize justice in the end? 

Real Men: The Musical  | Open: 11/12/15 Close: 01/02/16
All men are schmucks who struggle with their daily existence. REAL MEN: The Musical follows that existence down Manhood Lane to gain some clarity, or at the very least, explore the common bond that all men are morons just trying to get by. REAL MEN is a 90-minute romp that delves into fatherhood, mid-life crisis, dating, marriage, potency, and sexuality.
Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus LIVE!  | Open: 10/22/15 Close: 11/29/15
Actor/comedian, Peter Story shares the story of a man who has resisted the advice of Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus for years, but a chance meeting with the man himself, John Gray, changed everything. Now Peter imparts his experience with the book and his relationship in this uproarious 90-minute show that covers everything from dating to marriage to the bedroom!
Performance Schedule: Thursday at 8PM; Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 7PM

Tickets are $79.00 and $99.00 and may be purchased at

Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com
Website –www.Marsvenuslive.com

ERIC COBLE (playwright) plays include The Velocity of Autumn (Broadway starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella, directed by Molly Smith), Fairfield, Southern Rapture, Bright Ideas, The Dead Guy, My Barking Dog, A Girl’s Guide to Coffee, and The Giver and have been produced Off-Broadway, in all fifty states of the U.S., and on several continents, including productions at Manhattan Class Company, The Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Arena Stage, New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, Asolo Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Coterie Theatre, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Stages Repertory, Geva Theatre, and The Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Awards include the AATE Distinguished Play Award for Best Adaptation, an Emmy nomination, the Chorpenning Playwriting Award for Body of Work, the AT&T Onstage Award, National Theatre Conference Playwriting Award, an NEA Playwright in Residence Grant, a TCG Extended Collaboration Grant, the Cleveland Arts Prize, two Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Fellowships, and four Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grants.

MINDY COOPER (director) As a Director and Choreographer: Broadway- Dracula: The Musical, Wrong Mountain. Off-Broadway- Soul Doctor (Artistic Producer and Assoc. Director, NY Theatre Workshop), Five Course Love. National Tours-Titanic, And MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, LIVE (American Premiere). The Broadway Musicals Of 1937, The Broadway Musicals Of 1972 and Music In The Night, A Tribute To Jerome Kern for the Broadway Series at Town Hall (NYC) Regional Theater- A Grand Night For Singing (SAC Music Circus), Musical Of Musicals, The Musical (Center Rep), CABARET (Center Rep), On The Town (Diablo Theater Co), Fiddler On The Roof (Nevada Conservatory Theater), The Gospel According To Tammy Faye (Staged Reading, Manhattan Theater Club), Oklahoma (Mondavi Center), Urinetown, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Who’s Tommy (Artist in Residence, UC Davis), The New Bozena (Hudson Theater, LA), Heart & Soul (St. Petersburg Russia), Fair Liberty’s Call (World Premiere), Chicago, The Secret Annex, Titanic, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Five Course Love. Ms. Cooper has also directed and choreographed numerous benefits, commercials and industrials, as well as “Law & Order, Criminal Intent,” and “Life First OneTouch” for Johnson & Johnson. Her Theater work has won 10 Bay Area Theater Critics Awards.

PETER STORY (performer) has appeared in primetime shows on all three major networks ­ some of his favorite credits include CSI (directed by Quentin Tarantino), “Without a Trace,” “Ugly Betty” and recurring roles on Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show” and Rob Lowe’s “The Lyon’s Den”. He stars opposite Steve Guttenberg in the cheesy horror film, Cornered, and can be seen opposite Weed’s Elizabeth Perkins in the hilarious short, Le Chat Est Mort. He is a proud alum of the New Harmony Project and an avid storyteller with The Moth. Peter's story of how he and his wife won a dream wedding competition was just featured nationally on NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour, a show featuring the country's best storytellers.

Twilight: The Musical  | Open: 01/16/12 Close: 01/16/12
Twilight: The Musical, a parody of the Twilight book and movie saga, examines our culture of obsession through the story of teenage outsider Bella Swan who risks everything when she embarks on a star-crossed romance with Vampire Edward Cullen. Song titles include: “Life Sucks When Your Boyfriend Is A Vampire”, “Death Never Sounded So Good”, and “I Imprinted on an Infant.”

Twilight: The Musical was created by Ashley Griffin, and features a book by Ashley Griffin, with music and lyrics by Jeremy Ezell, Ashley Griffin, Sean Mahoney, David Mallamud, and Michael Sutherland. The show had its first workshop in NYC in 2010 at the LABA theater, and is currently in development in NYC.

The Musical is being presented by Ulmer Productions, Moxyrah Productions, and Dreamcatcher Entertainment, January 16th, 2012 at 8pm to benefit the national charity organization Blessings in a Backpack.

Blessings in a Backpack (http://www.blessingsinabackpack.org/) is a unique program designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program, and have little to no food on the weekends. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior; improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program. $80 feeds a child in the program for an entire school year.


Read more: http://offoffbroadway.broadwayworld.com/article/Twilight-Benefit-Concert-Reading-To-Be-Presented-New-World-Stages-116-20111214#ixzz1jA2VVrJW

 
Midtown International Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony  | Open: 09/09/11 Close: 09/09/11
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presentstheir Twelfth Annual Season AWARDS CEREMONY on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at New World Stages, Stage 5, 340 W. 50th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), NYC.  Tickets are $25 and are available now at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at 866-811-4111.

 

The AWARDS CEREMONY willfeature entertainment by some of the 2011 Season’s hit shows.  This 2011 Season nominees are:

 

Outstanding Production of a Play

Sex Curve

Hanky Panky

Home Movies

Lavender Shore

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Women and Guns

 

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Alice: A New Musical

Children of God

Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood

Ocean in a Teacup

Peg O' My Heart

Sistas: The Musical

 

Outstanding Production of a Solo Show or Special Event

Dad Doesn't Dance

Dirty Paki Lingerie

Georgia and Me

The Banana Monologues

The Royal Weight Watcher

 

Outstanding Production of a Short Subject

Broken Wing

Lost and Found

Moon Orphans

Windmills

 

Outstanding Reading

Naked in Encino

Utility Monster

 

Outstanding New Script

Frank Winters - Home Movies

Vicky Vodrey - Hanky Panky

Lawson Caldwell - Lavender Shore

Richard L. Gaw - Ethan's People

Steve Gold - Women and Guns

Joshua R. Pangborn - Don Gio

 

Outstanding Music & Lyrics

Andrew Barbato, Lesley de Santis - Alice: A New Musical

CB Murray - Children of God

Christian Pedersen, Uma Incrocci, Kirk McGee - Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood

Dan Furman, Mary Liz MacNamara - Rip!

Fred Fisher, Alfred Bryan, Grant Clarke, Joe Goodwin, Howard Johnson, Joe McCarthy, Billy Rose, George Whiting, Greg Kayne - Peg O' My Heart

Joel Krantz, Neil Selden - Ocean in a Teacup

 

Outstanding Direction of a Play, Musical, Solo Show or Special Event

Andrew Barbato - Alice: A New Musical

Danny Williams - Gated

Erica Jensen - Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood

Glenn de Kler - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

James Gray - Peg O' My Heart

Kenneth Ferrone - Sistas: The Musical

 

Outstanding Direction of a Short Subject

Ben Prusiner - Prescriptions

Jennifer Hart - Broken Wing

Marsha Lee Sheiness - Lost and Found

J.T. Ross - Rachel and Ruthie

 

Outstanding Costume Design

Brittany Rolfs - Alice: A New Musical

Cathy Parrott - Peg O' My Heart

Cheryl McCarron - Rip!

Megan Hill - Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood

 

Outstanding Sound Design

Ann Warren - Gated

John R. Brennan - The Banana Monologues

Kelly and Lindsay Do New York: Literally.

Scott O'Brien & Amanda Tamny - Dirty Paki Lingerie

 

Outstanding Scenic Design

Andrew Barbato - Alice: A New Musical

Jennifer Varbalow - Flowers: A Thorny Romance

Buds of May Productions - Ethan's People

Peg O' My Heart

Steven Laing - Home Movies

Tamara Lomsadze - Sarke

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

Erica Ruff - Alice: A New Musical

Bandele Prioleau - Tea in a Tempest

Kia Rogers - Sistas: The Musical

Nadine Charlsen, Tommy Williamson - Rip!

Duane Pagano - Peg O' My Heart

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

Daniel Fox - Ethan's People

Jason Ralph - Home Movies

John R. Brennan - The Banana Monologues

Markus Potter - Lavender Shore

Stuart Aion - Tea in a Tempest

Jordan Auslander - Mad Mel and the Marradians

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

Aizzah Fatima - Dirty Paki Lingerie

Allison Hirschlag - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Jessica Delbridge - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Ramona Mallory - Women and Guns

Sofia Lauwers - Home Movies

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical

CB Murray - Children of God

Gus Curry - Ocean in a Teacup

Jeremy Benton - Peg O' My Heart

Nathan Lucrezio - Children of God

Rob Langeder - Rip!

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical

Ashley Wren Collins - Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood

Brittney Lee Hamilton - Peg O' My Heart

Jennifer Fauche - Sistas: The Musical

Patrice Covington - Sistas: The Musical

Rocio del Mar Valles - Alice: A New Musical

 

Outstanding Actor in a Short Subject

Christian Titus - Broken Wing

Ross Kramberg - The Boatman (in Windmills)

Ryan Blackwell - Moon Orphans: Orphans of the Moon

Steve Aron - Apartment Haunting

 

Outstanding Actress in a Short Subject

Danielle Burr - Rachel and Ruthie

Molly McDowell - Prescriptions

Nandita Chandra - i-Pod

Olivia Horton - Broken Wing

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play or Musical

Colin Pritchard - Lavender Shore

Dan Domingues - Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood

David R. Gordon - Alice: A New Musical

Lucas Van Engen - Women and Guns

Luis Alberto Gonzalez - Ethan's People

Paul Geiger - Children of God

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical

Jennie Harney - Children of God

Kelly Jeanne Grant - Peg O' My Heart

Rachel Bahler - Alice: A New Musical

Susan Quinn - Gated

Whitney Kimball Long - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

 

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Alice

Between the Bricks

Gated

Hanky Panky

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

 

Outstanding Choreography (including Dance and Fight)

Andrew Barbato - Alice: A New Musical

Ashley Wren Collins - Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood

Chie Mortia - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

James Gray - Peg O' My Heart

Kevin Fitzgerald Ferguson - Boomers

Jennifer Weber - Trouble

 

Outstanding Show Marketing & Advertising (including Programs, Postcards, Websites, etc.)

Gated

Peg O' My Heart

Sistas: The Musical

The Banana Monologues

In addition to the Artistic Awards above, MITF bestows the following prizes:

The Congeniality Award-Awarded to a festival production that excels in demonstrating congeniality before, during, and after the festival process, including efficiency, flexibility, tact, and professionalism. This monetary award is voted on by the Festival crew that interacts with the shows on a daily basis, and presented by MITF Managing Producer Emileena Pedigo.

Producers Awards- This monetary award is awarded to the producers who sell the most tickets and engage in the most inventive marketing, presented by MITF Executive Producer John Chatterton.

The MITF’s 2011 Season ran from July 11 – 31, 2011 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.  23 plays and 11 musicals were featured.

 

The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the diversity of theatre.  The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites.  The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity.  The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world.  The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.

 

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, in 2000 as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety.  In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions.  The MITF’s artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values.

 

For more information, visit www.midtownfestival.org.

Midtown International Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony  | Open: 09/09/10 Close: 09/09/10
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presentstheir Eleventh Annual Season AWARDS CEREMONY on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 8pm at New World Stages, 340 W. 50thStreet(between 8thand 9thAvenues), NYC.  Tickets are $20 ($15 if booked before 8/30) and are available now at www.midtownfestival.orgor by phone at 866-811-4111.

 

MITF’s AWARDS CEREMONY willfeature entertainment by 2010 Season shows, including scenes from “Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke?”,”Screenplay”, and “Tallish Tale”s; and musical numbers from “Civil War Voices”, “Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical”, and “Ten Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You”, among others.  There will be a cash bar.  Audiences voted online for the Best of Fest and one of those lucky voters will win tickets to “The 39 Steps” in a drawing at the ceremony.

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) announces the nominees for the MITF Eleventh Annual Season Awards. The AWARDS CEREMONY will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 8pm at New World Stages, 340 W. 50th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $20 ($15 if booked before 8/30) and are available now at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at 866-811-4111.

MITF’s AWARDS CEREMONY will feature entertainment by 2010 Season shows, including scenes from "Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke?" and "Screenplay"; and musical numbers from "Civil War Voices", "Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical", and "Ten Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You", among others. There will be a cash bar. Audiences voted online for the Best of Fest and winners will be announced at the ceremony. One of the Best of the Fest voters will win tickets to "The 39 Steps" in a drawing held at the ceremony.

White's Lies  | Open: 04/12/10 Close: 06/13/10
Some guys are scared stiff at the prospect of settling down, getting married, having kids, and Joe White is no exception. He’s a divorce lawyer, representing one of his many ex-girlfriends, and above all else, he’s a bachelor who wouldn’t have it any other way. So when his mother desperately wants him to start a family, he’ll do the next best thing: make one up! What could go wrong?

Starring Tuc Watkins, Peter Scolari, Betty Buckley, Christy Carlson Romano, Jimmy Ray Bennett, Andrea Grano & Rena Strober. Produced by Aaron Grant, Jeremy Handelman, Jana Robbins, Jeff Davis, Alan Laytner, Craig Haffner & Karl E. Held, with Sneaky Pete Productions.

For more information, visit www.whitesliesonstage.com

The Temperamentals  | Open: 02/28/10 Close: 05/30/10
"The Temperamentals" tells the story of two men - the communist Harry Hay and the Viennese refugee and designer Rudi Gernreich - as they fall in love while building the first gay rights organization in the United States pre Stonewall.  The play weaves together the personal and political to tell a relatively unknown chapter in gay history.  It explores the love between two complex men, as their impossible dream of forming such an unheard of organization becomes a reality in this perilous, unpredictable world. It is an intimate portrayal of the men who created history and the epic struggles they overcame.  The characters consist of the actual men who founded the Mattachine Society (Harry Hay, Rudi Gernreich, Chuck Rowland, Bob Hull, and Dale Jennings), as  well as other prominent figures of the time in Hollywood and the film industry as well as the world of fashion.

Theater Party Specials  | Open: 04/28/10 Close: 05/10/10
Theater Resources Unlimited’s new Producers Club presents their new Theater Party Specials, events created to shed light on the producing aspects of theater while seeing an Off-Broadway show. The Theater Party Specials include 8pm performances and post-show talkbacks with the producers of the Off-Broadway shows "White Lies" on April 28, 2010 and "The 39 Steps", on May 10, 2010. Both shows are at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street Between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets are $59 and are available through check or money order to Theater Resources Unlimited, 309 W. 104th Street #1D, New York, NY 10025 (please specify the show you are ordering), and online at the TRU Store at www.truonline.org/store-new.html (add $1.50 Paypal charge). RSVP to TRUnltd@aol.com by April 21. Payment for "White’s Lies" must be received by April 21, payment for "The 39 Steps" by April 30.

"White Lies" features Tony Award winner Betty Buckley’s first theater performance in New York City in a decade. The show tells the story of commitment phobia, following divorce lawyer and single-guy Joe White, as he goes through the ups and down of bachelorhood. When his mother expresses her desire for him to start a family, he decides to make one up rather than actually create one. Joe, with an over-zealous confidence, is sure that nothing in his plan of an imaginary family could possibly go wrong. The impressive cast also includes Tuc Watkins, Peter Scolari and Christy Carlson Romano. Directed by Bob Cline. After the show, the producers of "White Lies" will gather for a "TRU talkback". TRU producer and board memory Jeremy Handelman ("Groundswell"), TRU advisory board member Jana Robbins ("Ragtime", "I Love You Because…"), producer Aaron Grant, and some members of the creative staff of "White Lies", discuss their experience producing this Off-Broadway comedy, answering questions about how they got Betty Buckley to leave her home in Texas, and achieved the feat of putting up a new off-Broadway show.

"The 39 Steps" is a long-running Broadway hit now in its off-Broadway home at New World Stages. The play is a madcap, noir-like, comedic mystery in which four actors play every part in the stage version of Hitchcock’s "The 39 Steps". The show tells the story of a bored man shaken out of his mundane life by the murder of a beautiful female spy he has taken home for the evening. His relationship to the victim results in a massive manhunt, and he must discover who killed her before it is too late. The cast, playing over 150 characters, features John Behlmann, Cameron Folmar, Jamie Jackson, and Kate MacCluggage. The TRU talkback afterwards includes Harriet Leve (("Stomp", "A Little Night Music" revival, upcoming "La Cage a Folles", "Burn the Floor", "The Norman Conquests"), Jane Dubin ("The Norman Conquests", "Beebo Brinker Chronicles", "Groundswell"), Meredith Lucio ("Rooms: A Rock Romance"), Lary Brandt and others.

Midtown International Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony  | Open: 08/30/09 Close: 08/30/09
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents their Tenth Anniversary Season AWARDS CEREMONY, produced by Elisa Abatsis, on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 7:30pm (doors and bar open at 6:30pm) at New World Stages / Stage 2, 340 W. 50th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $25 ($20 if booked before 8/26) and are available now at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at 866-811-4111.

MITF’s AWARDS CEREMONY will feature entertainment by Tenth Anniversary season shows, including a scene from "Exposed! The Curious Case of Shiloh and Zahara"; a scene from "A Night in the Kremlin" featuring Jeff Essex as Harpo Marx and Angus Hepburn as Joseph Stalin; “Bright Lights of Broadway,” a musical number from "That’s Showbiz!"; a scene with sword fight from "The Sword Politik"; among others. Drinks are available and there will be raffles for show and event tickets, theatre memorabilia, goods and services, including a Disney merchandise gift pack and tickets to TITANIC, the exhibition in Times Square. Attendees will also vote for an Audience Favorite Award at the end of the evening.

For more information, visit www.midtownfestival.org.

 

Rock of Ages  | Open: 10/01/08 Close: 01/04/09
ROCK OF AGES takes audiences on a musical trip with a story set to blazing hits from iconic rockers such as Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. Crowds and critics agree – ROCK OF AGES is “crazy fun,” writes the Associated Press, “a nonstop party laden with sexy choreography, energetic performances and an on stage band that totally rocks the house.” The Star Ledger says, “tons of retro fun for anybody loving those bygone times of big hair and even bigger power chords,” while Variety lauds the show “a legitimate artistic achievement” and the New York Post proclaims “based on the rapturous response that greeted nearly every number, Rock of Ages may do for '80s rock what Mamma Mia! did for ABBA.”

Written by Chris D’Arienzo (Film: Barry Munday) and directed by Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip), ROCK OF AGES is fueled by high-octane 80s rock – from the anthems that defined an era to the power ballads that lit up arenas everywhere. A theatrical event inspired by the unforgettable rock sounds and the mega-bands that dominated the airwaves for more than a decade, ROCK OF AGES features big chords, big dreams and big hair.

The scene is set in the late 1980s and the final countdown is on for a legendary Hollywood rock club facing its demise at the hands of eager developers. When a young rocker hungry for his big break and a small town girl chasing her dreams land on the scene at this infamous venue, how far will ambition drive them? And will it be lights out for the club and all the regulars and rockers who have made it their home?

www.RockOfAgesMusical.com

Rock of Ages  | Open: 10/01/08 Close: 10/30/08
FEATURING CLASSIC HITS BY JOURNEY, BON JOVI, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR & MORE

Featuring Constantine Maroulis (Broadway: The Wedding Singer; Off-Broadway Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; "American Idol" Season 4) and Will Swenson (The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Hair).

Written by Chris D'Arienzo (Film: Barry Munday) and directed by Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip), ROCK OF AGES is fueled by high-octane 80s rock from the anthems that defined an era to the power ballads that lit up arenas everywhere. A theatrical event inspired by the unforgettable rock sounds and the mega-bands that dominated the airwaves for more than a decade, ROCK OF AGES features big chords, big dreams and big hair.

It's the late 1980s and the final countdown is on for a legendary Hollywood rock club facing its demise at the hands of eager developers. When a young rocker hungry for his big break and a small town girl chasing her dreams land on the scene at this infamous venue, how far will ambition drive them? And will it be lights out for the club and all the regulars and rockers who have made it their home?

Pinkalicious, The Musical  | Open: 01/12/08 Close: 05/25/08
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet  | Open: 04/14/08 Close: 04/14/08
Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of "Beverley Leslie," best friend and arch-nemesis of "Karen" [Megan Mullally] on "Will & Grace") stars for one night only in a performance of his one-man comedy "Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet" directed by David Galligan, at New World Stages, Monday, April 14, 2008 as the kick-off for GAYFEST NYC 2008.

Audiences will recognize Jordan from his performance as "Brother Boy" in the feature film version of Del Shores' adaptation of his play "Sordid Lives'" with Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke and Beau Bridges. He will perform that role again as a special guest star in the television series based on the play and film for the LOGO network. Besides his Emmy-winning role on "Will & Grace," Jordan has had recurring roles on the television series "Boston Legal," "Hidden Palms," and "Reba." He is also starring in the soon-to-be-released feature film "Wanted: Undead or Alive" with Chris Kattan and on HBO's "12 Miles of Bad Road" with Lily Tomlin and Mary Kay Place.

Monday, April 14, 2008 at 7:30pm
Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet
New World Stages / Stage 3
340 West 50th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York NY 10019

Directions: C or E train to 50th St.; 1 or 9 train to 50th St.; N, R or W train to 49th St

Pinkalicious, The Musical  | Open: 01/12/08 Close: 02/10/08
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Based on the book PINKALICIOUS by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann

Appropriate for children ages 4 to 12

Week 38, 365 Days/365 Plays  | Open: 08/04/07 Close: 08/04/07
In November 2002, the Pulitzer prize-winning Suzan-Lori Parks sat down and committed to writing a play a day for the next 365 days. This play cycle is called 365 Days/365 Plays. Throughout the year in numerous locations throughout New York City, over 65 theaters - curated by The Public Theater and the 365 National Festival - will each perform one week of these brief, brilliant snapshots from the imagination of one of America's leading playwrights. Engine37 honors its mission of engaging in socially-conscious theater by creating an "impact-free" performance, with no purchases made and no garbage produced.
Have A Nice Life  | Open: 09/11/06 Close: 09/17/06
The members of a group therapy session, now meeting for the 23rd time, are shaken by the arrival of a newcomer whose revelations force the others to examine their own dark secrets. This new musical comedy explores the emotional walls we erect and the consequences of one's honesty.

Directed by Pip Pickering

My First Time  | Open: 07/12/06 Close: 07/12/06
"I remember my first sexual experience. I was alone at the time!" (Story #6509)

"I still have the Metallica shirt he wore that night." (Story #23960)

"File mine under Clumsy and awkward!" (Story #4294)

Was your first time awkward or did it feel "like Christmas morning!" (Story #19553). Were you with your high school sweetheart or with your psychology professor (Story #7779)? Were you in Washington Square Park (Story #5049) or a Burger King bathroom (Story #2995)?

If you did it, you probably remember it. And now you can hear about everyone else's!
MY FIRST TIME, a new play in the style of The Vagina Monologues, features four actors in hysterical and heartbreaking stories about first sexual experiences written by real people . . . just like you.

In 1998, a decade before blogging began, a website was created that allowed people to anonymously share their own true stories about their First Times. The website became an instant phenomenon as over 40,000 stories poured in from around the globe that were silly, sweet, absurd, funny, heterosexual, homosexual, awkward, shy, sexy and everything in between.

And now, these true stories and all of the unique characters in them are brought to life by four amazing actors in the acclaimed 90 minute play, MY FIRST TIME, presented by Ken Davenport, producer of Altar Boyz and creator of The Awesome 80s Prom.

So come with your friends, because MY FIRST TIME will have you laughing and reminiscing about your own first time . . . and thinking about your next one.

MY FIRST TIME . . . I'll tell you mine if, you tell me yours.

www.MyFirstTimeThePlay.com