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Monday
Jan192015

MIDWINTER MADNESS SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL opens February 9th 

John Chatterton's series of theatre festivals are rapidly becoming a fixture in the New York Theatre scene, with offerings year round and an ecclectic array of quality stage works from artists from across the country and the globe. His monthly short play labs create unlimited opportunities for young artists as well as theatergoers; the venerable Midtown International Theatre Festival is a New York tradition; and the now-five-year-old MIDWINTER MADNESS SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL welcomes the new year with a gaggle of brilliant bits under an hour.

The MIDWINTER MADNESS SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL will take place February 9 - March 1, 2015 at Roy Arias Studios, 300 W. 43rd Street, NYC

This year's line-up has an even blend of familiar names and newcomers to the scene. Plots and players forthcoming:

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICS written by Jake Rose and Jamie Thomson

AMELIA AND HER PAPER TIGERS written by Heddy Lahmann-Rosen and Ilanna Saltzman

AMTRAK 284 EMPIRE SERVICE written by Paloma D'Auria

BETRAYED BY THE MIND written by S. Karlan

CANAAN written by Mohammed Saad Ali

COPSE written by Emily Dinova

CRABAPPLE NIGHT written by Amy Drake

DEATH OF A SHOE SALESMAN written by Stephen Spurling

THE DIVVY written by Jeanne Chenault Porter

THE GATE written by Len Goodisman

GHOST LIGHT written by Stacy Karyn

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HEAVY LIFTING written by Boris Timanovsky

Go West young man… unless you’re searching for a mail-order bride. In which case, go East!” An American boy meets an American girl – in a fitness room of an Eastern European hotel. She’s in town on a business trip – but what business does he have being there?

DATES: Mon Feb. 23 6pm, Thu Feb 26 7:30pm, Sat Feb 28 1pm

Find us on: Facebook, OvationTix.com

 

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HIGH STAKES SODA MACHINE written by Joshua Young

IN SITU written by Susan Jackson

THE LEGACY written by Victoria I.V. King

LIGHTS written by Ashley Nicole Audette

LOOK ALIVE, STARSHINE written by Sean Jenny

ME YOU written by Barbara Blatner

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MASKS written by Trevor Durham - Feb. 24, Feb. 28 & March 1 

A dramedy dealing with what it means to be alive, the reliability of identity, and what it means to suffer. Through each other’s humanity and  mortality, Mr. Prosopon and Joshua learn that life will always change, and you simply have to keep taking the hits. 

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MINISKIRT THEORY written by Arthur W. French

MISS BROWN written by Anne W. Manyara

ONE PERCENT written by Lanner Tremont

NEEDLE ANNA AND ADAM: A CHARRED CHARITY TALE IN ONE ACT written by Douglas DuBrin

NELLY written by William Holland

PARADISE GAINED written by Renee McNeil

STALLED written by Christopher Sirota

THEY DRINK written by Ian Campbell

WHAT GHOSTS AROUND written by Larry Hassman

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For more information - or to order tickets - log on to www.midtownfestival.org.

Monday
Jan122015

THE VENUS ADONIS FESTIVAL RUNS UNTIL MARCH 1st

The folks who brought you the now much respected Thespis Theatre Festival will open the new year with the much anticipated Venus/Adonis Festival.

The festival which opened January 5th, runs until March 1st, 2015 at 440 Robert Moss Theater. CLICK HERE TO SEE THEIR PAGE ON LocalTheatreNY.com

The Venus/Adonis Festival is a playwright’s contest designed to offer writers a chance to direct their own shows, helping them to develop a sense of casting, staging, use of lights and direction. With Venus/Adonis, it is the festval's intention to give writers a chance to create their vision from the first stroke of their pen to the last scene of their play.

Venus/Adonis is not only a festival; it’s a competition as well, with significant prizes for the winners. The winner of the Best Play award will receive a prize of $2,500. Winner of Best Actor will receive $500, Best Actress, $500, $500 Best Director and $200 Best Original Play.

CLICK HERE to visit their site for a full lineup of all shows to date in chronological order.

CLICK HERE to visit their site for a full lineup of all shows to date in alphabetical order.

Or link to any of the shows (and dates, synopsis and ticket info) by clicking on the title on the lineup below...

A Certain Fall Of Rain

Ain’t Life Sweet

Amsterdammed

A (MUSE) 

A Room With A Futon

Baby In A Corner

Baker’s Dozen

Bride Of Frankenstein

Corroded

Dangerous Walk

Dead Rock Stars

Emi Trilogy

Even If It Gets Us Nowhere

Foggy Dew

Frisky

Immolation Twin

Mama's Boy

OMG Chopsticks

Only In My Dreams

Reunion

Rope

She Came To Tea

Six Triple Eight

Sodd And Gomm

Stuck

Thank Godfrey

The Accidental Caregiver

The Opal Show

The Vengeance Room

The Workshop

Transition

Un Mémoire 

Yin / Yang

Youth + Blood + Roses

What Do They Become

Women Without Borders

Zuccotti Park

You can visit their FESTIVAL PAGE ON LOCALTHEATRENY.com by CLICKING HERE

If you are a festival participant and do not see your name on this list, please email Roger at LocalTheatreNY@gmail.com.

Tuesday
Nov182014

Chelsea Rep LAB, in association with James Price and The Acting Studio - New York, is proud to present the third annual e-Merging Artists One-Act Play Festival. 

Chelsea Rep LAB, in association with James Price and The Acting Studio - New York, is proud to present the third annual e-Merging Artists One-Act Play Festival. The e-Merging Artists Festival, which consists of two alternating nights of new plays, gives up-and-coming actors and playwrights the opportunity to showcase their work professionally. 

The festival's Evening A features seven short plays by four different writers including:

EVENING A:

IMPOSSIBLE COLORS by India Weston; directed by James Price
featuring  Anastasia Tarsinov, Ruddy Santana

LOST LOVE by Anne Phelan; directed by Angelo Berkowitz
featuring Tish Brandt, Moncia Cangero

NOTHING WRONG by March Schrader; directed by Valerie Donaldson
featuring John Zion, Rob Rueda

PRESSING by March Schrader; directed by Harold Baldridge
featuring Leo Farley, Rowdy Montgomery

SITTERS by March Schrader; directed by Chris Chirdon
featuring Brandon Reilly, Kaidy Superville

UNDER YOUR SKIN by March Schrader; directed by Valeria Cossu
featuring Franceso Chen, Christian Feuker

WIDE AWAKE by Ravin Patterson; directed by Peter Kingsley
featuring Robert Siverls, Courtney Williams

EVENING B:

JOHN WAYNE'S AMERICA by Mike Aguirre; directed by John Grabowski
featuring Bruce Hermann, Morgan Beetham, Kyle Silver, Greg Carter, Wayne Joseph, William Eismann, Lorena Arbelaez

Featuring Tish Brandt*, Morgan Beetham, Monica Cangero*, Greg Carter*, Franceso Chen, William Eismann, Leo Farley, Bruce Hermann*, Wayne Joseph, Rowdy Montgomery, Brandon Reilly, Rob Rueda, Ruddy Santana, Kyle Silver, Robert Siverls, Rochelle Slovin, Kaidy Superville, Anastasia Tarsinov, Lorena Vogue, Courtney Williams, and John Zion. *Denotes members of Actors' Equity.

The Third Annual e-Merging Artists Play Festival features plays written by current and former playwrights from our Playwriting courses and features a range of topics and styles. One of our most successful ventures; e-Merging Artists takes new work from the page and the classroom and brings it to the professional stage. A mix of new and established actors and directors creates ten days of incredible experiences for those keeping an eye out for new talent in all three areas of our course studies. Do not miss this; you will find someone or something you weren't expecting.

TICKETS: $18. (cash only at the box office)
FESTIVAL PASS: $24. (both EVES A&B at $12. each)
ONLINE PRICE: $15. (General admission
                             $10. (LAB members & Studio students currently enrolled.  1 ticket only per student.)

Box Office hours: Mon-Fri 6-7:30 PM (ask for "CHELSEA REP" Box Office)                      
LOCATION:   THEATRE 54   244 West 54 ST 12 FL, New York, NY  10019  (Broadway & 8 AV)
BY EMAIL: tickets@actingstudio.com
BY PHONE: 917-982-5083

INFORMATION: tickets@actingstudio.com

Monday
Nov102014

2015 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY®

KIDS CAN SEE BROADWAY SHOWS FOR FREE! 

Tickets for the 2015 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY® are on sale for  KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY, which will take place Friday, January 9th, 2015 to Thursday, January 15th, 2015, is an annual event when kids ages 6 to 18 can see participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes pre-theatre activities, restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and more. 

This year, KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY continues its collaboration with KidzVuz, a safe video review sharing site, with a KidzVuz Broadway video contest. Kids ages 6-18 can submit original videos on three Broadway topics, and be entered for a chance to win cool Broadway prizes, including tickets to a participating KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY      show. Additionally, kids can participate in a KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY Q&A by submitting questions to the KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY Facebook page that will later be answered by Broadway stars.

JUDITH LIGHT a two-time Tony Award® winner, will serve as the National Ambassador for the 19th KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY. This year KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY salutes Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit, an organization where Light remains a longtime board member. 

Participating shows to date include:*

Aladdin, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Chicago, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Disgraced, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Honeymoon in Vegas, If/Then, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, On the Town, Rock of Ages, Side Show, Wicked and You Can’t Take It With You.

(*subject to change, and some shows not available for all performances) 

 

Many Times Square area eateries will offer specials for KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket-holders. Check back to kidsnightonbroadway.com for participating restaurants. 

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will also take place in multiple cities around the country, with different shows and venues putting their own spin on the event, on numerous dates throughout the year. Checkkidsnightonbroadway.com for specific dates and locations.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY®, a program of The Broadway League, is generously presented by The New York Times and is officially sponsored by WABC-TV with additional support from KidzVuz and Z100.

Friday
Oct242014

War of The Roses Author, Warren Adler, Sees "Sunset Gang: The Musical" As The Perfect Show for Companies With Older Audiences

Producers an theatre companies, please note. If you ask the folks representing Warren Adler's work about theatre in general, the consensus is that in many communities audiences are getting older. That seems to be quite on point for many companies, especially for regional, dinner and community theatre grouops.

That being the case, Mr. Adler's musical, The Sunset Gang is the perfect show to add to the season! (Listen to the music by clicking here)

From this acclaimed author of the infamous and iconic book The War of the Roses, comes a musical hit that is a far cry from the utter devastation of Oliver and Barbara Rose’s marriage: The Sunset Gang: The Musical. 

The musical takes place in the Sunset Village retirement community. While the residents may be old in looks, they are not old at heart—love and lust blossoms, blooms, and flourishes, and despite any canes and walkers, these seniors are still alive and kicking. The Sunset Gang: The Musical is a spry and invigorating tale—it is, at its heart, a celebration of life! And the critics agreed!

"…a bittersweet musical about aging and desire…a deeper examination of love and loyalty among people over 60." - The New York Times


"Those…stories…are in fact, pure drama - moving, comical, and most of all, sharply observed." - The Wall Street Journal


About the Musical

On a star-crossed night, Bill and Jenny fall suddenly and madly in love at the once-a-week Yiddish Club, their fates entwining over a night spent reminiscing about their pasts, and how they ended up in Sunset Village. The only problem? They are both “happily” married to another, which begs the question: is a new life and a new love only for the young?

About the Author of this original work: Warren Adler

Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated dark comedy hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Adler's international hit stage adaptation of the novel will premiere on Broadway in 2015-2016. Adler has also optioned and sold film rights for a number of his works including Random Hearts (starring Harrison Ford and Kristen Scott Thomas) and The Sunset Gang (produced by Linda Lavin for PBS' American Playhouse series starring Jerry Stiller, Uta Hagen, Harold Gould and Doris Roberts). In recent development are the Broadway Production of The War of the Roses, to be produced by Jay and Cindy Gutterman, The War of the Roses - The Children (Grey Eagle Films and Permut Presentations), a feature film adaptation of the sequel to Adler's iconic divorce story, Target Churchill (Grey Eagle Films and Solution Entertainment), Residue (Grey Eagle Films), and Capitol Crimes (Grey Eagle Films and Sennet Entertainment), a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series. Adler's forthcoming thriller, Treadmill, is slated to be released in 2014.

Get in touch to peruse the script and get more information...

To learn more about Warren Adler at www.warrenadler.com

Follow Warren Adler on Twitter: www.twitter.com/warrenadler

Bio for Music Composer L. Russell Brown:

L. Russell Brown began his career when he was sixteen years old with the famous R&B label Fury Records. Over the course of fifty years of songwriting, Brown’s recordings have sold millions of records, many times topping the charts. He has written for such artists as The Four Seasons, Tony Orlando & Dawn, and Tracy Byrd. His song “C’mon Marianne” is currently featured in Jersey Boys, the highest-grossing Broadway musical ever. His timeless song, “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” started a cultural revolution in the 1970s. It appears in such movies as Wallace and GromittFargo, and Forrest Gump.

Music for The Sunset Gang: The Musical:

https://soundcloud.com/warren-adler/sets/the-sunset-gang-the-musical 

Licensed by ArtAge Publications – Theatre Resource Center

FOR INFORMATION: CLICK HERE

Characters 

BILL: 70s, a forlorn, yet vital and handsome man

MIMI: 70s, Bill's wife, the domineering type, she is a woman of some pulchritude, once called a zaftig

JENNY: Mid-60s, attractive, still youthful and yearning for livelihood

DAVID: Mid-60s, Jenny's husband, a pleasant-looking man who is perpetually self-content.

HARRIET, SELMA, IDA: 70s, Mimi's friends, they are all the same age, typical of women from that era: tough, slightly cynical, enjoying old age

JACK, NATHAN, SAM: 70s, David's friends, they are all old men who are content with playing cards and living out their days.

MARLYN, JOANNE: 30s, daughters of Bill and Mimi, the two are shrewd yet caring.

LARRY: 40s, Mimi's son-in-law, a lawyer-type that is apathetic and selfish.

MICHAEL: 30s, Jenny and David's son

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ORCHESTRATION:

Necessary instruments are lead vocals, backing vocals, nylon guitar, jazz guitar, bass guitar, strings, piano, and drums.

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