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Monday
Sep012014

FringeNYC ENCORE SERIES runs September 4 - October 5 at Baruch Performing Arts enter & Soho Playhouse

Nearly 2 Dozen Festival Favorites Get Extensions at FringeNYC ENCORE SERIES
September 4 - October 5 at Baruch Performing Arts Center & SoHo Playhouse


In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival.

HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE FEATURED SHOWS SELECTED

• This is Where We Live


Two teenagers collide like a modern day Orpheus and Eurydice in a dead-end Australian town. A dark, moving comedy infused with the rhythm of beat poetry. Australia's Paperbark Theatre Company presents this US premiere, which won the 2012 Griffin Award. FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner.
 

Thu 9/4 @ 8PMFri 9/5 @ 8PM -  Sat 9/6 @ 9:30PM -  Sun 9/7 @ 5PM -  Mon 9/8 @ 8 

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• The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking 

 

Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale (Art of the Drink TV) for a boozy romp through the history of alcohol. Cocktails and comedy combine for an utterly unique musical theatre experience! “An absolute must-see!” raves The Huffington Post. 21+ only 

All shows are at The Huron Club at SoHo Playhouse (http://www.sohoplayhouse.com), 15 Van Dam Street. 

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• Fatty Fatty No Friends

As the fattest kid in school, Tommy lives a lonely, living nightmare. When the skinny kids’ taunting goes too far, Tommy takes revenge without amends. A dark spoken-word Tim Burton-esque musical diving into the lunchtime of life, where bullies are delicious. FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner. 

Wed 9/10 @ 8PM - Sun 9/14 @ 3PM  -  Mon 9/15 @ 7PM -  Wed 9/17 @ 8PM  - Thu 9/17 @ 7PM

All shows are at SoHo Playhouse (http://www.sohoplayhouse.com), 15 Van Dam Street.

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• No One Asked Me

Illegal. No papers. They are not supposed to be here, yet for thousands of undocumented children, the U.S. is the only home they know. They face an uncertain future, fearing deportation. Based upon stories of "illegal" NYC students. FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner.

Fri, Sep 26 @ 9PM
Sat, Sep 27 @ 4PM
Sun, Sep 28 @ 7:30PM
Mon, Sep 29 @ 7PM
Tue, Sep 30 @ 8PM

All shows are at SoHo Playhouse (http://www.sohoplayhouse.com), 15 Van Dam Street.

Saturday
Aug232014

STRAWBERRY & DREAM UP FESTIVALS TAKE OVER

The Strawberry One-Act Festival, playing at The Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, NYC Between 9th & 10th Avenue) is now playing. Dates are August 20, 2014 - August 31, 2014

The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 26th season, the brainchild of Artistic Director, Van Dirk Fisher, is a play competition in which the audience and the theatre's judges cast their votes to select the best play of the season.  Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted for the competition. 

Plays move from the 1st Round to the Semi-Finals and then the Finals.  The playwright of the winning play receives $1,500.00 and the opportunity to have a full-length play developed by the Riant.  The awards to be presented are Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. (Deadline for Submissions for the Winter Festival is October 30, 2014.  The deadline for late submissions is November 15, 2014.  To download an application click here.  To submit full-length plays, musicals and staged readings click here for an application for the Strawberry Theatre Festival.)

The Judges for the Finals of the Strawberry One-Act Festival TBA.
 
The Award Ceremony & Performance will be on Sunday, August 31st at 7pm.  In addition, some of the plays in the festival will be selected for publication in our anthology: The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume 9.
Also playing is the Strawberry Theatre Festival which features full length plays. This year's very timely "CODE OF SILENCE" about police brutality is a key production to see.

Code Of Silence, by Van Dirk Fisher, was inspired by the infamous 1997 case that ignited outrage in the Bronx, in which NY Police Officer, Frank Livoti was indicted for using excess force and killing a teenager by putting him in an illegal choke hold after the teenager's football bounced off his patrol car.
 
The names have been changed, but the innocent victim is dead.
This play unravels the webs of deceit that this family of 3 generations of cops will endure to protect one of their own with a CODE OF SILENCE.
See an interview with the cast of Code of Silence above.
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Also opening this week is The DREAM UP FESTIVAL, playing at Theatre For The New City.
Featured for this festival is Thirteen and a Half written by Anna Governali
and directed by Justin Johnson
Set in Gehenna Superior Court of Purgatory, the courtroom that resides in a place of purification or that of temporary punishment, Eve has her day in court. Since her banishment from the Garden of Eden, she has sued God for defamation of character. Guided by her attorney Sariel, Eve pleads her case to the faceless twelve to regain her immortality and clear her name once and for all.
Playing at the Johnson Theater, at Theater For the New City, Showtimes are Friday - August 22 - 6:30pm, Tuesday - August 26 - 9pm, Wednesday - August 27 - 9pm, Sunday - August 31 - 8pm, and Thursday, September 4 - 6:30pm
Cast includes
Michael: J Daria Rein
Gabriel: Alex Estrada
Sariel: Jessica Ruffus
Adam: Lenny Thomas
Eve: Soleidy Mendez
Satan: Biniam Tekola
Lilith: Kendra Leigh Landon
Uriel: Kimberly Flores
Raphael: Kelveen Fabian
Ragul: John Pozzi*
Saturday
Aug092014

NOW PLAYING: 18th ANNUAL FRINGENYC!

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC)is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues. In addition to 1200 incredible performances

With just days to go before the 18th Annual FringeNYC opens, here are some of the FEATURED shows of the festival! (Alphabetically)

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a kind shot
By Terri Mateer
I've been six foot one since the sixth grade and I'm a former pro basketball player. I tell the story of some of the more outrageous events in my life and...I'm a chick.  
Solo Show   Drama     
www.terrimateer.com   terrimateer   
VENUE #3: Abrazo Interno at the Clemente

BUY TICKETS HERE - DATES:  THU 14 @ 9:45  SUN 17 @ 9  WED 20 @ 3:45   THU 21 @ 2   SAT 23 @ 7   SUN 24 @ 5  

__BEDROOM SECRETS on LocalTheatreNY.com_

Bedroom Secrets
By Threshold Repertory Theatre
Writer & Directed by: Thomas and Judy Heath
Do you really know who you're sleeping with? Peek into the office of a psychotherapist and her patients dealing with today's sexual issues. Starring Stephen Wallem ("Nurse Jackie") & Ashlie Atkinson ("Fat Pig"). Written by last year's Audience Favorite Award winners.   
Drama   Comedy     
www.ThomasAndJudyHeath.com   ThomasJudyHeath   
VENUE #17: The Players Theatre 

BUY TICKETS HERE - DATESFRI 8 @ 7:15   SAT 9 @ 9:15   SUN 10 @ 4:45   THU 14 @ 2:30   SAT 16 @ 5:15  

__I Feed You On LTNY____

I Feed You
By Broadway Theatre Studio
Written by Nicole DiMattei & Directed by Anthony Caporale
Weddings and bacon and abs, oh my! Help love-starved Olive smash through Hollywood promises and the fourth wall in this zany meta-RomCom. Can she write a script for her life that lives up to her movie-fueled expectations?
Comedy   Drama   
ifeedyou.org   ifeedyouplay   
VENUE #5: The Celebration Of Whimsy

BUY TICKETS HERE - DATESFRI 8 @ 5   THU 14 @ 9:15   SUN 17 @ NOON   THU 21 @ 2   SAT 23 @ 7  

__The Imbible on LTNY___

 

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
By Broadway Theatre Studio
Written by Anthony Caporale & Directed by Nicole DiMattei
The drinks are on us! Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of alcohol. Cocktails and comedy combine for an utterly unique musical theatre experience! “An absolute must-see!” raves The Huffington Post. 21+ only.   
Solo Show   Comedy   
imbible.org   the_imbible   
VENUE #5: The Celebration Of Whimsy

BUY TICKETS HERE - DATES: FRI 8 @ 9:15   TUE 12 @ 7   SAT 16 @ 5:15   WED 20 @ 4   SAT 23 @ 12:45 

__The 8th Fold on LocalTheatreNY.com ____ 

The 8th Fold
By Onoray LTD.
Music, lyrics and book by Gianni Onori, Book by Ava Eldred, Directed by Gianni Onori
Two planes, two towers and four boys forced into manhood, searching for a path towards a brave new beginning. Direct from London, the new musical, 'The 8th Fold' celebrates the power of friendship, hope and the courage to start again.
Musical/Opera   Drama    
www.the8thfoldmusical.com   the_8thfold   
VENUE #13: Sheen Center - THE LORETTO 

BUY TICKETS HERE - DATES: FRI 8 @ 9:15   MON 11 @ 4:15   SAT 16 @ 4:15   MON 18 @ 9   SAT 23 @ NOON  


___The Internet: A Complete History Video__

The Internet!: A Complete History (Abridged)
Sauce and Co.

Written by Kristyn Pomranz and Katherine Steinberg
Director: Paul Morris
Get off your damn phone! Al Gore is ready to ascend his soapbox and tell you the tale of the internet, from the first 10010101 to AOL to Facebook. No attention span required (this is basically the Buzzfeed of plays).
1h 20m   Local   Brooklyn, NY   
Comedy   Multi-Media    
www.theinternetplay.com   theinternetplay   
VENUE #10: The Kraine Theater
DATES: SUN 10 @ 4:30   THU 14 @ 2   SUN 17 @ 6:15   MON 18 @ 2   SAT 23 @ 8  

___No Visible Scars on LocalTheatreNY____

No Visible Scars
by Promise Productions
Written & Directed by Deon Denton
Myranda is a troubled young woman battling demons from her past. She struggles with "daddy issues", carries a large black box, measures her life by dying things and has already set the date for her next suicide attempt.   
Drama   
www.promiseproductions.ca   PromProductions   
VENUE #6: Connelly Theater 

BUY TICKETS HERE - DATES: SAT 9 @ 7   MON 11 @ 2   FRI 15 @ 3   SUN 17 @ 2:15   THU 21 @ 9:30 

 

__Some Are More Human video ___ 

 

Some Are More Human-A Sci-Fi Double Feature on stage
By Roebling and Driggs Production Co.
Written & Directed by: Matt Bayer
In this multimedia play, the morals of artificial intelligence and human replication will be challanged. You will enter a world where androids are prevalent and a martian war has wreaked havoc. Videos and original music will supplement the stage action.   
Drama   Multi-Media     
www.SomeAreMoreHuman.com   infoMoreHuman   
VENUE #10: The Kraine Theater 

BUY TICKETS HERE - DATES: SAT 9 @ 2   MON 11 @ 8:45   FRI 15 @ 8   MON 18 @ 4:15   FRI 22 @ 2  

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THE FULL 2014 LINE-UP OF SHOWS is available by clicking here!

Monday
Jul212014

NOW PLAYING: The Midtown International Theatre Festival July 14th - August 10th

Cultivating theatre in NYC and beyond

Every summer (since 2000) in midtown Manhattan, the Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) celebrates the diversity of theatre in New York City and beyond.

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Meet some of the FEATURED productions of this festival! Watch the videos below

Bielzy and Gottfried

Written by J. Omar Hansen | Directed by Lori Prescott Hansen - If God and Satan got together to create a night of theatre what would it look like? (Musical) Performance Dates: Monday July 14 @ 8:00 p.m.,Wednesday July 16 @ 6:00 p.m., Thursday July 17 @ 8:00 p.m., Saturday July 19 @ 8:45 p.m., Sunday July 20 @ 5:00 p.m. Running time: 120 minutes | Venue: The June Havoc Theatre – 312 W. 36thSt., fourth floor

Me And Caesar Lee

Book/Music/Lyrics by Pat Holley / Directed by Jonathan Warman - Featuring: Robyn Payne, Ernestine Jackson, Raun Ruffin, Joshua Scarlett, Amanda Holley, Nick Mara, Sadat Waddy - Year 1985: A 43-year-old recording star/ songwriter becomes deeply infatuated with the 22-year-old manager of a teenage singing group. When they betray her, she confronts the haunting legacy of her mother’s suicide and her own desire to live. (Musical/Drama) - Performance Dates: July 14, 18, 21, 26, and 31 at 8:00 PM; July 23 at 3:00 PM; August 6 at 3:00 PM, and August 8 at 8:00 PM. Running time: 90 minutes | Venue: The TBG Theatre – 312 W. 36th St., third floor

Demerara Gold

Written & Performed by Ingrid Griffith / Directed by Margit Edwards - The long-awaited visa to re-join her parents in America suddenly arrives and now a girl must dig even deeper to survive in her new home. (solo/comedy/drama). Performance Dates:  Thursday, July 17 @ 6PM.,  Friday, July 18 @ 8PM., July 19 @ 6:15PM., Sunday, July 20 @ 6:45PM., Thursday., July 24 @ 6:15PM., Thursday, July 31 @ 6PM  

Tide Beyond the Rift

Written by Fred Rohan-Vargas / Directed by Jose A. Esquea - The absence of family causes an old man to impersonate a woman's father. (Drama):  Performance Dates: July 14th @ 8PM,  July 19th @ 1PM, July 27th 8PM, July  31st @ 6PM  &  Aug. 2nd  3PM

This Will All Be Yours

Written by Laura Pedersen / Music & Lyrics by Charles Bloom / Directed byLudovica Villar-Hauser - The Past and the Future collide on one Family's Farm (Musical). Featuring: Josh Powell (Adam Price), AmyGriffin (Paula Price), Matt Farcher (Glen Price), Jenny Rose Baker (Kelly Price), Daniel Rowan (Scott Price), Trevor St. John-Gilbert (Jackson Webb) Performance Dates: Thursday, July 17 @ 7PM., Saturday, July19@ 3PM., Sunday, July 20 @ 3pm., Tuesday, July  22 @ 7PM. Wednesday, July 23 @ 7PM., Friday, July 25 @ 7PM., Monday, July 28 @ 7PM., Wednesday, July 30 @ 3PM., Saturday, Aug,  2 @ 3PM & 7PM.,  Monday., August 4 @ 7PM., Thursday, August 7 @ 7PM - Running time: 90 minutes | Venue: The TBG Theatre – 312 W. 36th St., third floor

DEJA WHO?

Directed by Peter Coriaty | Written by Edward Eriksson - Déjà Who? is a comedy about mix-ups in love, real and ideal--and otherwise. Love is a funny thing. (Comedy/Drama) Performance Dates:  Saturday, July 19 at 1:00 PM, Sunday, July 20 at 3:00 PM., Tuesday, July 22 at 8:00 PM., Saturday, July 26 at 3: 00 PM., Sunday, July 27 at 1:00 PM. Monday, July 28 at 6:00 PM., Tuesday, July 29 at 8:00 PM., Sunday, August 3 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are $20. (See MITFʼs website for other dates and times.)

Warp Speed: a Sci Fi Parody Musical!

Book by Clara Hoch & Eva Thorpe - Music by Brandon Boling, Erich Hoch, Elvis Miller, Henry Koperski, Shawn Hollenbach, Jason J. Michael, and Jacob Yates, Lyrics by Clara Hoch, Eva Thorpe, Amanda Humphreys, and Christopher Noffke, Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Noffke, Musical direction by Kevin B. Winebold - Set your phasers to hilarious as you join the crew of the Interstellar to venture into the last of the final frontiers: Live Musical Theater! (Musical) -  Performance Dates:  August 1 @ 8 PM, August 2 @ 9:30 PM., August 3 @ 2 PM and 7 p.m., August 5 @ 7 PM, August 6 @ 8 PM, August 9 @ 8 PM, August 10 @ 2 PM - Running time: 120 minutes | Venue: The TBG Theatre – 312 W. 36th St., third floor

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Emphasizing imaginative, low-tech staging, but putting on a play in a festival burgeoning with many other shows – in only a handful of theatres – means tight organization, both in the Festival and among the participants. The MITF has sufficient caring, paid staff to keep the trains running on time and are truly the "Festival That Cares."

In addition to offering a safe environment to develop innovative theatre, the MITF is devoted to keeping costs for participants down, starting with such benefits as 20 hours’ FREE rehearsal space for full-length shows, FREE storage, FREE showcase insurance, and more.

The MITF welcomes submission of any kind of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or revived, mainstream or focused on an ethnic or cultural niche.

The Festival is the brainchild of John Chatterton, creator of OOBR ("the off-off-broadway review"), which for many years was the only publication exclusively devoted to covering the Off-Off-Broadway scene. Mr. Chatterton started the MITF as a way to present the finest Off-Off-Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. He also produces the Short Play Lab and the Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival.

Friday
Jul042014

NYMF 2014 is Here!

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is coming. This year's Festival will begin July 7th  and continue through July 27th. 

The 2014 Festival’s productions will be housed along 42nd Street at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, and the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) as well as the PTC Performance Space (555 West 42nd Street) and The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street). The NYMF Developmental Reading Series will take place at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).

NYMF Tickets are NOW ON SALE.

Featured Video - DEPLOYED.

FEATURED SHOWS OPENING AT NYMF

 Meet Author/Composer Brian Sutton 

SEARCHING FOR ROMEO - Book, Music, and Lyrics by Brian Sutton

Roz is having a bad day. Not only was she dumped by her high school boyfriend, she finds herself transported to Shakespeare's fair Verona, as Rosaline, and wanders into the balcony scene. She learns that she's been dumped again, but this time it's by Romeo. Things seem to be looking up when she forges an unlikely friendship with Juliet's rejected suitor, Paris. Can Rosaline and Paris achieve the goal which eludes Romeo and Juliet: a happy ending? With its retro-pop score, SEARCHING FOR ROMEO will delight fans of the Bard and of teenage romantic comedies alike.
Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, plus one intermission
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Click on logo to visit us on the New York Musical Theatre Festival Page.ACADEMIA NUTS - Book and Lyrics by Becca Anderson & Dan Marshall; Music by Julian Blackmore

(July 9 – 13)

 

Chasing your dream is never a trivial pursuit.

It’s the National High School Quizbowl Championship! Dreamy-eyed brainiac Maggie McCutter hopes to win a scholarship so she can escape her controlling mother. Maggie’s world is hilariously turned upside down when she falls for Tyler O'Neil, a football-loving opponent from rival team, the Walla Walla Walruses. As she's torn between the family she’s got and the friendship she's found, will Maggie’s trivial pursuits be in jeopardy? ACADEMIA NUTS is the uproarious nerd-rock musical everyone will be buzzing about!

Book and lyrics by Becca Anderson & Dan Marshall. Music by Julian Blackmore.  Directed by Thomas Caruso, with musical direction byMartyn Axe and choreography by Ryan Kasprzak.

Cast Includes: Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jennifer Simard, Todd Cerveris, Alison Lea Bender, Alyse Alan Louis, Alexander Ferguson, Khris Davis, Melody Madarasz, and Will Roland

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm; Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm; Friday, July 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm;  Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm;  Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm 

The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre 

BUY Tickets to "ACADEMIA NUTS" online now! (https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/935916)

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DEPLOYED  - Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jessy Brouillard  (July 16-22)

A HEARTFELT MUSICAL THAT WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE AGAIN!

With a soaring pop rock score and set against the epic backdrop of a military base in Baghdad, DEPLOYED follows Emily's emotional journey. Our heroine develops an unlikely friendship with her interpreter, Laila, as she trains Iraqi women. Laila teaches Emily to appreciate others’ suffering and to realize the enemy she’s fighting is herself. When Emily finally lets go of her inner demons, a secret from the past comes back to wreak its revenge. They cannot forget... but can they forgive?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm; Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm; Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm; Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm; Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm

The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre 

BUY Tickets to "DEPLOYED" online now! (https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/935940)

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FOR A FULL LIST OF NYMF EVENTS CLICK HERE