Theater 511

Todays Date: 06/30/22
Last Update: 02/05/20 01:35:51 PM
Address: 511 West 54th Street
New York, NY    10019

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A SIGN OF THE TIMES  | Open: 02/17/20 Close: 04/04/20
A Sign of the Times   is an epic theatrical exploration of life, loss, hope and time.  At a personal and professional crossroads, a man becomes a Stop/Slow traffic controller outside a construction site in an effort to catch his breath and simplify his life.  With his wit and vivid imagination, he invokes Shakespeare, Einstein and more visionaries on his emotional odyssey.   Though he tries valiantly to distract himself from the pains in his present from his recent past, it’s through the saving grace of time that he reclaims his future.  Join him for his entertaining and soulful investigation of life’s meaning in an uncertain world.  Part joyous comedy, part thoughtful tragedy… it is the entirety of life in 95 minutes.

Each year, 50,000 teens attempt suicide and a thousand complete. Breaking the Moon is a long one act empower pop musical that shines the light on the struggles that leads teens to these dark places. The piece takes place in a treatment center where 7 teenagers fight to find their voices and release their secrets, so they can ultimately move on with their lives and have hopeful knowing that they matter. Each of them fights a different battle, but they are all connected like stars in a constellation. Issues that are dealt with are sexuality, rape, divorce, drugs, self-esteem and more. It's a character driven piece that breaks the heart open so the light can shine through. The fresh score and intense book are both written by nationally touring singer/songwriter Amy Steinberg, who also directed and choreographed the piece. A talkback will follow the performance.

The cast of 7 includes Nicholas Clementi, Ashley Covington, Ailey Finn, Andrew Henriques, Juliana Kantor, Kate Leach, and Colin Samole.

Breaking the Moon is an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Musical Festival. Understudies:  Eliana Griffith & Gage Tarlton. General Manager: Simpson & Longthorne Theatricals; Assistant Director: Gina Stewart; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.