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When We Were Young Show  | Open: 04/22/12 Close: 04/22/12
KIDS 'N COMEDY IN THE "WHEN WE WERE YOUNG SHOW" APRIL 22
Who said you had to wait till you were old to start complaining about change?

WHERE AND WHEN:
Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Presented by Kids 'N Comedy
Tickets $15 plus a one item minimum (food or drink.)
There is a kids' menu for kids under 12.
Reservations: 212-877-6115; online ticketing is available at www.kidsncomedy.com
Kids 'N Comedy websites: www.kidsncomedy.com, www.facebook.com/kidsncomedy, www.myspace.com/kidsncomedy Runs 1:45.  Reviewers are invited.
Audience appropriate ages 9-18.

DETAILS AND ARTIST INFO:
Kids 'N Comedy, New York's leading presenter of young comic talent, will present the "When We Were Young Show" on April 22 at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street.  It's a theme show in which teenage comics long for a simpler time.  Who said you had to wait till you were old to start complaining about change?  Angela Citrola, Joe O'Hare, Zach Rosenfeld, David Thompson and others will adopt the perspective of their parents and grandparents, riffing about what was good enough in the old days, which for these kids might have been before the iPhone or Lady Gaga and or when Newt Gingrich was still a Southern Baptist.

Kids 'N Comedy presents monthly shows at Gotham Comedy Club with a turntable of talented teens and 'tweens from the tri-state area.  In the company's shows, each comic performs his/her own material, which is screened to be free of profanity and abrasive or cheap "low" humor (like fart jokes).  They do, however, venture into edgy comic terrain:  politics, getting old, even death.  Laura Weiss wrote in Big Apple Parent, "This kid humor is quirky and often slightly mordant, with a sophistication that belies the comedians' youth.  Plus, these kids are hilarious."

The show is at 1:00 PM; the reservations number is 212-877-6115 and online ticketing is available on the Kids 'N Comedy website, www.kidsncomedy.com.

LINEUP FOR "THE NEW YORK SHOW"

Angela Citrola, grade 12, hails from Northport, LI. She attends two high schools half-day each: Long Island High School for the Arts and Northport High School. Her dad owns a construction company and her mom is a nurse at the VA Medical Center in Northport. Her hobbies are performance, guitar and "everything that has to do with theater of any kind." She has three older sisters and a younger brother. She's done a slew musicals in community theater. Her first standup experience was a school variety show at age 13 and she's been with the Kids 'n Comedy Troupe since October, 2009. She has two dogs (Stella and Sammy) and a pet bearded dragon (Sonny). She speaks English and conversational Spanish. Her allergies include almost everything on the planet. She was a cheerleader but gave it up so she could do more theater.

Joe O'Hare is a tenth grader from Broad Channel, NY, where he attends The Scholars' Academy. His father works for Sanitation and his mother is a bartender. For hobbies, he writes that he is a volunteer firefighter at Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department. He's an only child; his pets are a dog and a cat. His passions are standup and being a fireman. His sport is wrestling and he has no allergies, bless him!

Zach Rosenfeld hails from Brooklyn, where he's a ninth grader at St. Ann's. His mom's a filmmaker and his dad's a businessman. His hobbies are Computer, Trumpet, Comedy, Golf and Tennis. He has a younger brother (Noah, age 8). He did lighting for a school play and a bit part in one of his mother's films. Job experience? "Casting Assistant. Shoveling snow." He owns a Labradoodle and has no allergies. His passions are Comedy and World of Warcraft; his sports are golf and tennis, formerly soccer.

David Thompson, of Westchester, is a senior at Walter Panas High School, where he wrestles. The son of a speech pathologist and an engineer, his hobbies are Wrestling, Skateboarding and Drumming. He has an older brother, 20. He's done "a decent amount" of acting; notably, he played the character of Stemler in "Win-Win" (2011), the film starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan. He speaks some Spanish and a little bit of Hebrew. His passions are acting, comedy and eating.


About the Company: Kids 'N Comedy

Kids 'N Comedy, New York's leading presenter of young comic talent, will present the "When We Were Young Show" on April 22 at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street.  It's a theme show in which teenage comics long for a simpler time.  Who said you had to wait till you were old to start complaining about change?  Angela Citrola, Joe O'Hare, Zach Rosenfeld, David Thompson and others will adopt the perspective of their parents and grandparents, riffing about what was good enough in the old days, which for these kids might have been before the iPhone or Lady Gaga and or when Newt Gingrich was still a Southern Baptist.

Bistro Awards  | Open: 04/13/10 Close: 04/13/10
More than 20 of cabaret’s brightest stars will be honored at the 25th Annual Bistro Awards which will take place on Tuesday, April 13 at Gotham Comedy Club. Legendary singer-dancer-actress Mitzi Gaynor, star of such films as "South Pacific", "Les Girls", "Anything Goes", and a longtime headliner in Las Vegas and the nightclub circuit, making her first NY night club appearance in years in May at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, will be honored with the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award. Elaine Stritch, the uniquely sensational actress and singer and star of stage, film, and TV, will be recognized in the category of Extraordinary Cabaret Artist, noting her recent conquests of the cabaret stage.

The evening, under the direction of Eric Michael Gillett, will feature performances from most of the Bistro-winning artists and shows and will feature guest presenters singer Klea Blackhurst, comic Jim David, and actress-comedienne Marilyn Sokol.

Celebrating its Silver Anniversary of awards presentations to the cabaret community, and the first-ever award in the industry, the Bistro Awards will this year honor three individuals for their 25-plus years of artistic accomplishments: multiple-award-winning actress-singer Tovah Feldshuh, musical director-arranger and conductor Paul Trueblood, and singer-pianist-songwriter Ronny Whyte.

The gala event will be held on Tuesday, April 13 at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street. A champagne reception for the Bistro recipients and Premium ticket holders begins at 5 pm, followed by the awards presentation and show starting promptly at 6:30 pm. Producer Sherry Eaker will be hosting the annual event, along with members of the Bistro Awards Committee.

Ticket prices are $45 general admission, $75 for premium seating, which includes a pre-show Champagne reception and preferred seating (two-drink minimum). A food menu is also available. Details and ticket information about the After Bistros party will be posted on Bistro Awards website. To purchase show tickets, go to www.bistroawards.com, or for more information, call 917-239-5467.

24th Annual Backstage Bistro Awards Gala  | Open: 04/28/09 Close: 04/28/09
More than 30 of cabaret’s brightest stars will be honored at the 24th annual Bistro Awards, which will take place on Tuesday, April 28 at Gotham Comedy Club. International singer-songwriter-actor Charles Aznavour will be honored with the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award. Liza Minnelli, Tony-, Oscar-, and Emmy-winning performer, will be recognized in the category of Enduring Artistry. Each of these stars will present the Award to the other—a Bistro first.

There are shows that pay tribute to songwriters and singers. Alison Fraser and Mary Testa salute songwriter Rusty McGee (Outstanding Duo). Laurie Krauz and Daryl Kojak reimagine the songs of Carol King (Outstanding Theme Show), while Liz McCartney pays homage to Rosemary Clooney (Outstanding Tribute Show).

Songwriters Julie Gold and Carol Hall are being recognized, respectively, with the BMI Outstanding Songwriter/Entertainer Award, and the ASCAP Award for Outstanding CD. Singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom is the recipient of a Bistro for Outstanding Major Engagement.

Special awards are being given to Robert Kimball for preserving, documenting, and celebrating the Great American Songbook, and Joseph Macchia for his Cabaret Cares benefit series that raises money for children living with AIDS.

The Ira Eaker Special Achievement Award, given to an outstanding performer on the rise and named after Back Stage’s co-founder, co-publisher and first cabaret critic, goes to Kim Smith.

The Awards reflect the wide diversity to be found on our cabaret stages, from art songs about sex and death, to the worlds of country music and burlesque.

The evening will feature performances from most of the Bistro-winning artists and shows.
 

Online ticket purchasing will be available shortly as will the brand new Bistro Awards website, bistroawards.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call 646-654-5725; for more information, email bistros@backstage.com.

 

Manhattanpotamia: The Mysterious Elixir  | Open: 05/21/08 Close: 05/21/08
Are you ready for the sequel to The Not Quite Ready To Stop Waiting Tables Player's fall Commedia Dell'Arte Production?

ONE NIGHT ONLY- RESERVATIONS REQUIRED- GET YOURS BEFORE WE SELL OUT!!!!
Call:
718-640-5799 or 212-367-9000
or email: artistic@hyperiontheatreproject.com

The Story Continues!!!

When we last left the world of Manhattanpotamia, everything in the world seemed right: Lelio and Isabella were married, Rotunda went off with Il Capitano, and the wild zebra was returned to the Brooklandia Zoo.

As we return to Manhattanpotamia, Arlechina has temporarily lost her best friend, Gullabino. He will return someday, but in the mean time Arlechina is feeling pretty sad. Lelio reassures her that love always prevails in the end, someday she will have her friend back, and in the mean time if she allows herself to be open to it, she may find another great friend. Will she???

The entire city is buzzing with the news that Ferdinand and Francesca are going to be married. Everyone is thrilled with the news, except for Ragona and Cassandro. Ragona has always had a huge crush on Ferdinand, and Cassandro is Ferdinand's Uncle. With Ferdinand out of the picture, Cassandro would be the only person left to inherit his brother's (Peppe Nappa) huge fortune. The two hatch a plan to spoil the young lover's nuptials.

In the mean time, the young couple are being touted as the wedding of the century, and people are coming from everywhere to be witness to it. Lady Vanity and her son Gaylio are among the masses who make their way to Manhattanpotamia for the wedding.

Ragona and Cassandro seek out the apothocary, Brighella, and purchase a sleeping potion to knock out Ferdinand. Minutes before he is about to meet his bride at the alter, they use the potion on him and drag him off to a small cottage in the woods outside the city, where Ragona will convince him to love her.

Francesca is humiliated when she is stood up at the alter, and vows to find herself a new man. The entire city begins to scramble as every eligible single man in the city begins to seek out her attention.

AND THAT IS ONLY THE BEGINING!!!