Castillo Theatre Extends Run of CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) Until 6/16
(5/21/2013) - The Castillo Theatre production of Carmen's Place (A Fantasy), called "an aria to behold" by critics in this opera-within-a musical running through June 16. Carmen's Place features an original pop score by Annie Roboff and Fred Newman, and in its show-within-the-show, some of the best-known and best-loved operatic numbers ever performed. Director Gabrielle L. Kurlander received the AUDELCO "Viv" Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theatre as Best Director of a Musical Production in 2012 for Newman-Roboff's Sally and Tom (The American Way).
Rabbit Hole Ensemble to Host LiTTLE BiGGER Reading at BAX, 6/21-22
(5/20/2013) - Rabbit Hole Ensemble presents the reading of a new play by NYIT Award winner Edward Elefterion. The reading will take place on June 21st and 22nd, Friday and Saturday at 7pm, at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are suggested donation, and proceeds will support the work's world premiere in fall 2013 at The Robert Moss Theater in Manhattan.
Squeaky Bicycle's ALLIGATOR SUMMER to Play Abingdon, 6/20-7/7
(5/20/2013) - 'Alligator Summer' by Dylan Lamb is an audacious farce in which two southern families have taken refuge in an attic, Anne Frank style, after an endless army of alligators have overrun their town. Subtitled 'A Southern Gothic Atrocity in Three Acts,' it is an absurd play that seriously confronts how we face our primal fears, address reality and communicate truthfully. Squeaky Bicycle Productions (www.squeakybicyleproductions.com), a young and hungry company dedicated to new works, will present the play June 20 to July 7 in the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre of Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 West 36th Street. Brandi Varnell directs.
sExtOrtiOn to Text Into ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival, 7/8-14
(5/20/2013) - Can't Sleep, Inc. presents sExtOrtiOn by Patrick Thomas McCarthy, directed by Christopher Caines, with set, costume, and lighting design by Caines and projections design by Katherine Hammond. At the ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival, at The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St @ Ave. B (near Ave. B and Houston St.; F train to 2nd Ave.) on Monday, July 8 @ 7pm, Tuesday, July 9 @ 9pm, and Sunday, July 14 @ 2pm.
TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series Seeks Submissions; Deadline 6/10
(5/20/2013) - Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) seeks submissions for the 13th Annual TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series, and increases the opportunities for musical theater writers by creating the first-ever Musical Writers First Act Feedback Fest (FAFF). Writers, producers and theater companies are welcome to submit new musicals for both the developmental reading series which takes place Mondays in December 2013, and the daylong feedback festival on Saturday July 20, 2013, 10am to 5pm. Non members may submit to the TRU Voices New Musicals Series (completed musicals only) for a $25 fee, submit to the First Act Feedback Fest (completed shows or works-in-progress) for $20, or apply to both for $35. Deadline for both is June 10, 2013; deadline for JUST the TRU Voices Series is August 10.
New York Shakespeare Exchange Launches Interactive SONNET PROJECT Today
(5/20/2013) - New York Shakespeare Exchange (Ross Williams, Artistic Director) has announced the launch of the year-long interactive SONNET PROJECT today, May 20, with an invitation only launch event happening from 7 - 9 PM at The Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria). For more information, visit www.ShakespeareExchange.org.
Ripple Effect Artists' TWELFTH NIGHT to Benefit Freedom to Marry, 6/20-30
(5/19/2013) - Spend a summer night at Twelfth Night presented by Ripple Effect Artists, Thursday - Sunday: June 20 - 23 and Wednesday - Sunday: June 26 - 30. Ripple Effect Artists take on Shakespeare's raucous romantic comedy,Twelfth Night, about two shipwrecked twins - Viola and Sebastian - and the mischief they create.
Brooklyn Center Hosts SING-A-LONG-A SOUND OF MUSIC Today
(5/19/2013) - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) presents Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music today, May 19, 2013 at 1pm. All tickets are $15 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. Recommended for ages six and up.
JUNIE B. JONES and CLICK, CLACK, MOO Close Out TPAC Family Series, 5/19 & 6/1
(5/19/2013) - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents two TheatreworksUSA productions: Junie B. Jones, performing today, May 19 at 3PM and Click, Clack, Moo, performing on Saturday, June 1 at 1:30PM. Both shows are part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.
Photo Flash: First Look at DEADLY SHE-WOLF ASSASSIN AT ARMAGEDDON! at La MaMa
(5/18/2013) - La MaMa, in association with Crossing Jamaica Avenue, presents the New York Premiere of the acclaimed Deadly She-Wolf Assassin at Armageddon!, featuring original music and a concept by Fred Ho, co-written by Fred Ho and Ruth Margraff, directed by Sonoko Kawahara, with martial arts choreography by Emmanuel Brown (Broadway's Spiderman) and Japanese sword fighting choreography by Yoshi Amao. The show runs now through June 2, 2013 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery. The show opens tonight, May 18 opening at 7:30pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Josiah Theatre Works to Present ANNIVERSARY at New Federal Theatre, 5/22
(5/17/2013) - Josiah Theatre Works has announced on behalf of director and writer Nickolas Long, III*, a live showcase for Woody King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Play Competition, featuring the World Premiere play ANNIVERSARY by Estelle Francois. The play will be directed by Long on May 22nd, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the New Federal Theatre, 292 Henry Street, NYC.
Bill Bowers' BEYOND WORDS to Kick Off 2013 soloNOVA Arts Festival, 5/22
(5/17/2013) - terraNOVA COLLECTIVE and Producing Artistic Director, Jennifer Conley Darling, are pleased to present acclaimed mime, Bill Bowers' BEYOND WORDS, straight from a White House engagement to the west village: BEYOND WORDS will be a special headliner to kick off the 10TH Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival, the award-winning and longest-running solo performance festival in New York City, performing Wednesday May 22 at 8pm and Saturday May 25 at 2pm at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street, NYC). The eight other solo shows included in the soloNOVA Arts Festival will play two weeks only at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, inside the landmark Archive Building). Performances begin Thursday, May 23 and continue through Sunday, June 2.