O&M Co. Spring 2011 Calendar of Events
A World Premiere
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark
Music & Lyrics by Bono and The Edge
Book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger
Directed by Julie Taymor
at the Hilton Theatre
213 West 42nd Street
Opening Night March 15, 2011
Drawing from over 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. The musical follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down ¬literally ¬when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek ¬suddenly endowed with astonishing powers ¬soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character. Spider-Man’s battles will hurtle the audience through an origin story both recognizable and unexpected ¬yielding new characters as well as familiar faces ¬until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero’s journey.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge of U2 with direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Across The Universe, The Lion King) and a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel). The creative team includes Daniel Ezralow (Choreography), George Tsypin (Scenic Design), Academy Award®-winner Eiko Ishioka (Costume Design), Tony® Award-winner Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design), Kyle Cooper (Projection Design), Julie Taymor (Mask Design), Campbell Young Associates (Hair Design), Judy Chin (Makeup Design), Scott Rogers (Aerial Design), Jaque Paquin (Aerial Rigging Design), David Campbell (Orchestrations & Arrangements), Teese Gohl (Musical Supervision), and Kimberly Grigsby (Music Director). Casting is by Telsey + Co.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is produced by Michael Cohl, Jeremiah J. Harris, Land Line Productions, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Billy and Fernando Rovzar Diez Barroso, Jeffrey B. Hecktman, Omneity Entertainment/Richard G. Weinberg, Nederlander Organization/James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, S2BN Entertainment, Jam Theatricals, the Mayerson/Gould/Hauser/Tysoe Group, and Patricia Lambrecht, by association with Marvel Entertainment.
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A Broadway Premiere
Driving Miss Daisy
By Alfred Uhry
Starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave
with Boyd Gaines
Directed by David Esbjornson
at the John Golden Theatre
252 West 45th Street
Through April 9, 2011
Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich present Tony® Award-winners James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines in the Broadway Premiere of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy, directed by David Esbjornson (The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?).
Mr. Uhry’s classic play is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan (Redgrave), a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son, Boolie (Gaines), hires Hoke Coleburn (Jones), an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.
From its landmark Off-Broadway production in 1987 to the remarkable success of the Oscar-winning film version (4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture), Driving Miss Daisy has become one of the most beloved American stories of the late twentieth century.
Praise For The Broadway Premiere Of Driving Miss Daisy
“A PERFECT night on Broadway. Do WHATEVER you have to do to get a ticket!”
– Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
“The ENCHANTING revival of Driving Miss Daisy is the BEST theater can be.”
– John Simon, Bloomberg News
“SUPREMELY elegant and MAGNIFICENTLY staged and performed!”
– Linda Winer, Newsday
“GIANTS still walk on Broadway!”
– Ben Brantley, New York Times
“James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are FUNNY, TENDER, ADORABLE and HEARTBREAKING. Their performances rank with their BEST, MOST REVELATORY work!”
– Elysa Gardner, USA Today
“Boyd Gaines is OUTSTANDING!”
– Roma Torre, NY1
NEW OFF BROADWAY:
A Perfect Future
A World Premiere
By David Hay
Directed by Wilson Milam
at The Cherry Lane Theater
38 Commerce Street
Previews begin February 4, 2011
Opening Night February 17, 2011
Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg, Whitney Hoagland Edwards and Neal-Rose Creations present the world premiere of the provocative new play, A Perfect Future, by David Hay (The Maddening Truth) with direction by Tony Award-nominee Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore). The four-member cast features Donna Bullock (Ragtime, “Against the Grain”) as Natalie, Scott Drummond (Hamlet, “All My Children”) as Mark, Daniel Oreskes (Billy Elliot, The Miracle Worker) as Elliot, and Michael T. Weiss (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, “The Pretender”) as John.
A Perfect Future is a darkly comic and provocative play that explores the question of whether people can be married and truly love each other when their political persuasions are diametrically opposed. This high-society evening is about to turn into a night of sexually charged mind-games that could change their lives forever. New York power-couple John and Natalie are hosting a dinner for Elliot, a friend from their days as college radicals. Also invited to the party is Mark, a straight-laced young man from John’s risk management firm. With the help of a few too many expensive bottles of wine, the group’s past and their long buried secrets resurface. Over the course of this raucous evening, their basic belief systems are upended, as the four must come to terms with each other’s true politics and behavior.
A Perfect Future will play the following schedule February 4 – 27: Tuesdays – Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Please note: There are no matinee performances on February 5 & 6. Begin
Tickets are priced at $69.00 and may be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200, or at The Cherry Lane Box Office (38 Commerce Street). Preferred Seating is available to American Express® Gold Card, Platinum Card® and Centurion® members by calling Telecharge at (800) 292-9465. Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street, off 7th Avenue, one block south of Bleecker.
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By Abe Burrows
Directed by Michael Bush
Starring Maxwell Caulfield, Lois Robbins, Jenni Barber
Westside Theater Upstairs
407 West 43 Street
Previews begin February 24, 2011
Opening Night March 10, 2011
Daryl Roth Productions and Stonemill Productions present Abe Burrows’ classic comedy Cactus Flower, which will return to the New York stage starring stage and screen favorite Maxwell Caulfield and soap opera regular Lois Robbins and rising Broadway star Jenni Barber. Michael Bush will direct the upcoming revival, which begins previews on Thursday, February 24 with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43 Street, NYC). This production marks the first major revival of the fast-paced comedy, which was one of the biggest Broadway hits of the 1960s.
This hilarious romantic comedy follows Julian Winston (Caulfield), a handsome, middle-aged Park Avenue dentist and bachelor, who, to dodge commitment, tells his much younger girlfriend Toni (Barber) that he is married. When Toni demands to meet his wife, he recruits his prickly nurse (Robbins) to play the part, and love blossoms in the most unexpected places!
Cactus Flower premiered on Broadway in December 1965, where it was one of the biggest hits of the decade, playing 1,234 performances and starred Lauren Bacall. It was then made into a blockbuster movie, directed by Gene Saks, which introduced Goldie Hawn and also starred Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman. This production marks the first major revival of this fast-paced comedy.
Tickets for Cactus Flower ($75.00) are available on Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, or, beginning January 25, in person at the Westside Theatre box office (407 West 43 Street). Cactus Flower will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. (Additional performances on Monday, 2/28 and 3/7 at 8:00 PM. No performance on Friday, 3/4 and 3/11.)
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Choreographed by and Starring Siudy
Directed and Presented by Pablo Croce
Previews begin March 4, 2011
Opening Night March 20, 2011
International sensation Siudy: Between Worlds (“Siudy: Entre Mundos”), a first-of-its-kind Flamenco fantasia, will have its Off-Broadway premiere at New World Stages’ Stage 1 theatre this spring. Created by Grammy-nominee Pablo Croce (director/producer) and the internationally celebrated Siudy (choreographer/performer), Between Worlds explores a new form of story-telling that incorporates the raw emotive power of Flamenco dancing with pulse-pounding, cross-cultural percussion. The limited engagement is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 4, with an opening night set for Sunday, March 20. Between Worlds will play its final performance on Sunday, May 22.
Between Worlds bursts through artistic and cultural boundaries, transporting us to a future where water has all but disappeared and desperate tribes war with each other and the elements for survival. Only one force is powerful enough to save humanity from itself — love. Twenty-two performers from around the globe drum and dance in a kinetic and provocative blend of Flamenco, urban dance and percussion to create a multi-sensory theatrical experience for the whole family.
Now on sale, tickets are priced at $79.50 and $59.50 ($126.50 premium) via Telecharge.com or 212-239-6200. The performance schedule is as follows: Mondays at 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays-Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Dark on Tuesdays.
Written and directed by Willard Beckham
The Little Shubert Theater
422 West 42nd Street, between 9th & Dyer Avenues
Previews begin April 28, 2011
Opening Night May 19, 2011
Lucky Guy, a new musical comedy, written and directed by Willard Beckham, will begin performances at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th & Dyer Avenues) on Thursday, April 28, 2011 and continue through Sunday, July 24, 2011. Opening night is set for Thursday, May 19, 2011. Lucky Guy will play a 12-week limited engagement.
Lucky Guy will star Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace,” My Trip Down the Pink Carpet), Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson) (Chicago, “Ugly Betty”), Kyle Dean Massey (Next To Normal, Wicked), Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity), Jim Newman (Curtains, Steel Pier) and Savannah Wise (Rock of Ages, Ragtime).
Welcome to Nashville – a town full of colorful characters all chasing after the very same dream: a smash hit record. To beat the odds and strike gold (or, better yet, platinum), it takes one great song, serious talent, or lots of luck – and preferably all three. Featuring an array of musical styles with salutes to Country, Broadway, Vaudeville, Bluegrass, Pop, and even Hawaiian, Lucky Guy weaves a tale of down-home dreamers and low-down schemers all willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top in the cut-throat world of Music City, USA.
Tickets are $44.00-$86.50 (Premium seating will also be available) and are now on sale through TeleCharge.com/212-239-6200.
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Written by David Maldonado and Ari Maniel Cruz
Directed by Waddys Jaquez
New World Stages (Stage 5)
340 West 50th Street
When Beny Acevedo, landlord and proprietor of a bustling Washington Heights barbershop, gets a multi-million dollar offer to sell his building, he faces the toughest decision of his life. Set against a score of original contemporary Latin music emanating from the airwaves, La Barbería is a comedic and wistful portrait of a neighborhood in flux and a tribute to the strength of a community. The show is performed mostly in Spanish.
Tickets are $55 & $70 (premium seats) and include a $1.50 facility fee. They can be purchased through Telecharge.com/212-239-6200 (212-239-6240 for Spanish).
The performance schedule for La Barbería is: Monday at 8pm, Wednesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 4:30pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm & 7pm.
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Created by Waterwell and Bambï
Directed by Arian Moayed
at Ideal Glass
22 East 2nd Street
Through May 2, 2011
Created in collaboration with NYC glam-punk band, Bambï, and directed by Waterwell co-founder Arian Moayed, Goodbar blurs the boundaries between music and theatre while tackling one of the most controversial cult artifacts of the '70s: Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Riffing wildly on both the film starring Diane Keaton and the novel by Judith Rossner, Bambï and Waterwell crank the amps up to ten and launch a full frontal assault on modern myths of sex, independence and persona.
One of the Village Voice’s Best Arguments for Devised Theater (2010) and creators of #9 and The|King|Operetta, Waterwell is a New York based company of artists dedicated to collaborative creation of new works for the theatre. It was founded in 2002 and has since created eleven original plays, four cabarets and two staged readings. Its continually evolving body of work encompasses original plays, adaptations of classic texts, solo shows and performance pieces. For each venture the actors, writers, directors, composers, musicians and designers work collectively to build the piece from the ground up.
Performances at the Ideal Glass are the first Monday of each month through May 2011 on February 7th, March 7th, April 4th and May 2nd. Tickets are $20 (complimentary drink included) and are available first come first serve at the door only.
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LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY
in residence at The Cherry Pit
155 Bank Street
Thinner Than Water
A New Play by Melissa Ross
Directed by Mimi O’Donnell
Previews begin February 8, 2011
Opening Night February 15, 2011
Through March 6, 2011
LAByrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez and Managing Director, Danny Feldman), Off-Broadway’s home of exhilarating and incendiary theater, has announced the complete cast for the world premiere of Thinner Than Water, a new play by Melissa Ross with direction by LAB co-artistic director Mimi O’Donnell. The eight member cast features Elizabeth Canavan as Renee, Stephen Ellis as Benjy, Lisa Joyce as Cassie, Megan Mostyn-Brown as Angela, Alfredo Narciso as Gary, Deirdre O’Connell as Gwen, Aaron Roman Weiner as Henry, and David Zayas as Mark.
Performances begin Tuesday, February 8, 2011 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2011 at The Cherry Pit (155 Bank Street). Opening night is set for Tuesday, February 15, 2011.
Martin is debt ridden, gambling addicted, pissed as hell, and dying. Unfortunately his three estranged children couldn't care less. Instead they argue with each other and everyone around them in a desperate struggle to do the right thing and mend their rapidly deteriorating lives. As the world around them crumbles, they are each surprised to discover family in unexpected places. Whether a spouse, a friend, or a chance encounter with a random stranger blood is often Thinner Than Water.
Thinner Than Water will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Single tickets are priced at $25 and may be purchased online at www.labtheater.org or by calling 212.513.1080. LABpass Members can get tickets immediately.
LAByrinth Theater Company offers an opportunity for theater patrons to get in on the ground floor and to be a part of the future of theater in New York with a LABPASS Membership. LABPASS ensures each member first-hand information on all the happenings on-stage and off with LAByrinth this year – plays, parties, and everything in between! And with play development at the forefront of LAB’s creative mission, LABPASS members are more partners than patrons as the company presents new work with the knowledge that audiences' responses and insights serve only to strengthen the art.
For additional information, or to order a LABPASS Membership, please visit the website at www.labtheater.org.
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Last season, LAByrinth Theater Company began its community building program with a 24/7 celebration marathon of free readings and special events in honor of Tennessee Williams 99th birthday — TENN99 – that packed the house from early morning through the wee hours all weekend long. Audience members, LAByrinth company members and a host of theater luminaries ate, drank, and shared the stage taking turns reading Tennessee's legendary plays, poems, and letters in joyful tribute to the much beloved master American dramatist from down South. The response was overwhelming and gratifying with many patrons asking, “What are you guys planning for next year“?
This Spring, LAByrinth turns the focus home to the concrete backyards and side alleys by proudly presenting NewYorkNewYork!, in celebration of the plays, poets, playwrights, and New York artists past and present who have presented and represented the five great boroughs so memorably throughout the years. Expect a party. Expect to participate. Expect top line talent. All are welcome. Admission is free.
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at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
A World Premiere
The Other Place
By Sharr White
Directed by Joe Mantello
Previews begin March 10, 2011
Opening Night March 28, 2011
Through April 24, 2011
Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf (November, “Roseanne”) teams with Tony Award-winning director Joe Mantello (The Pride, Glengarry Glen Ross) to stage this new emotional thriller by fast-rising playwright Sharr White. Just as Juliana Smithton’s research leads to a potential breakthrough in Alzheimer treatment drugs, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.
A World Premiere
By Michael Weller
Directed by David Auburn
Previews begin May 12, 2011
Opening Night May 31, 2011
Through June 26, 2011
MCC Theater’s acclaimed 2008 hit Fifty Words (which starred Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Marvel) culminated in one desperate phone call. Side Effects is the story of what happened on the other end of the line. This harrowing and unique journey is expertly plotted by playwright Michael Weller, noted for Loose Ends and Moonchildren, a seminal work for the American stage. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer-director, David Auburn (Proof), will direct. Hugh and Lindy's marriage seems picture-perfect, a beacon in their microcosmic Midwestern world of dinner parties and fundraisers. Behind closed doors they’re falling apart – doors they can barely keep shut – and Hugh’s rising political star is suddenly imperiled.
Ticket packages are available by contacting TicketCentral at www.ticketcentral.com or calling 212-279-4200.
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at 59E59 Theaters
59 East 59th Street
A World Premiere
A New Comedy
By A.R. Gurney
Directed by Mark Lamos
Opening Night February 8, 2011
Through March 20, 2011
Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director), presents the final production of the 2010-2011 season: the World Premiere of the new comedy, Black Tie by A.R. Gurney under the direction of Mark Lamos, who return to Primary Stages where they collaborated on the world premiere productions of Indian Blood and Buffalo Gal.
The five-member cast will feature Ari Brand as Teddy, Daniel Davis as Curtis’s Father, Gregg Edelman as Curtis, Carolyn McCormick as Mimi, and Elvy Yost as Elsie.
Performances began Tuesday, January 25, 2011 for a limited run through Saturday, March 20, 2011 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Opening night is Tuesday, February 8, 2011.
Father of the groom, Curtis, simply wants to make a memorable toast. But before he is able to raise his glass, he must defend the time-honored ways of his past, including his attire. Cultures clash when a surprise guest is announced, threatening to throw convention out the window. Curtis finds that balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family may prove too messy for a black tie affair.
Black Tie will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. on February 13 & March 20 and a special Wednesday matinee at 2:00 p.m. on February 16. Following the public performances on February 10 & 17, there will be a special “Artist/Audience Talkbacks” for the attendees of those performances.
Single tickets for Black Tie are priced at $60 and may be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, online at www.primarystages.org, or in person at the 59E59 THEATERS Box Office. Group Tickets (10+) are $45.00 each, and are available by calling (212) 840-9705, ext. 219. Please visit the website at www.primarystages.org, or call (212) 840-9705 for additional information.
For theater patrons 35 and under, Primary Stages offers specially priced $20 tickets (maximum two tickets per valid ID). Advance tickets are available through Ticket Central using code PS35. Failure to present a valid ID will result in an additional fee. All tickets are subject to availability.
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16th Anniversary Season
RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATE
224 Waverly Place
(off Seventh Avenue South – Between West 11th and Perry Street)
A World Premiere
The Hallway Trilogy
Written by Adam Rapp
Directed by Adam Rapp, Daniel Aukin, & Trip Cullman
Opening Nights February 22 (Rose), February 23 (Paraffin), February 24 (Nursing), 2011
Through March 20, 2011
Playwright, novelist, screenwriter, filmmaker, and musician Adam Rapp has been a vital and prolific force in the New York theater world for more than a decade. His The Hallway Trilogy begins with Rose, a ten-character drama that takes place on the evening of November 28th, 1953, the day following the death of Eugene O’Neill. A young actress has been struggling with severe depression (diagnosed as melancholia in those days) and has constructed a myth that Eugene O’Neill, the great playwright, has staged his own death to escape the trappings of fame. Paraffin is set on the first evening of the 2003 New York City blackout and concerns a married couple, the wife expecting, the husband addicted to heroin, and his brother’s unrequited love for his wife. Light is also a major character in this second part of the trilogy, and what happens in daylight and what happens when night falls are perhaps the most compelling themes. Nursing is set in 2053 in a disease-free New York. The hallway has been transformed into a museum where young men and women in need of cash are injected with old-fashioned diseases for the amusement of the public. On this night the air-tight glass wall fractures.
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A World Premiere
Carson McCullers Talks About Love
Written and Performed by Suzanne Vega
Music by Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik
Directed by Kay Matschullat
Previews begin April 20, 2011
Opening Night April 28, 2011
Through June 4, 2011
The first theatrical work from one of the great songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega will perform the role of Carson McCullers in Carson McCullers Talks About Love, in which the iconic McCullers talks and reminisces about love and art and life. In trying to explain herself, she must once again wrestle with the demons that have intruded on her from the beginning of her life. Seamlessly moving from spoken work to song and back again, Vega channels McCullers in a way that reveals the meeting of two souls in a single work of art. The show features 16 original songs sung by Ms. Vega who will be accompanied by guitar and piano.
Performances are Monday, Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available through www.smarttix.com or by calling 212-868-4444.
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YORK THEATRE COMPANY
The Theatre at St. Peter’s
619 Lexington Avenue
(Entrance on East 54th Street)
Book, Lyrics and Music by Laurence Mark Wythe
Directed by Tom Mullen
Previews begin March 21, 2011
Opening Night March 30, 2011
The York Theatre Company and Hilary A. Williams LLC, present the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical, Tomorrow Morning, with book, lyrics and music by Laurence Mark Wythe. Tom Mullen will direct. Performances begin Friday, March 21, 2011 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 23, 2011 at The Theatre at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street). Opening night is set for Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Cast and creative team to be announced shortly.
Tomorrow Morning is a warmly sophisticated new musical about the coupling and uncoupling of relationships. Witty, moving and emotionally complex, Tomorrow Morning speaks to anyone who has ever fallen in or out of love. Tomorrow Morning has received previous productions in both London and Chicago and in 2009, won Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical.
Please visit www.yorktheatre.org for the complete performance schedule. Tickets are $67.50 and are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (enter on 54th Street, just East of Lexington), and are currently on sale through Saturday, April 23rd.
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TACT/THE ACTORS COMPANY THEATRE
in residence at The Beckett Theatre
On Theatre Row
410 West 4nd Street
Three Men on a Horse
Written by John Cecil Holm & George Abbott
Directed by Scott Alan Evans
Previews begin March 14, 2011
Opening Night March 24, 2011
Through April 16, 2011
In Three Men on a Horse, hen-pecked greeting-card writer, Erwin Trowbridge, has an uncanny ability for predicting the winners in horse races. For Erwin it’s just a hobby, but when his extraordinary talent is discovered by a down-and-out pack of gamblers and would-be hot-shots, Erwin suddenly finds himself very far from his safe suburban home in Ozone Heights. This dizzy and delightful Depression era comedy, by one of the American theatre’s most accomplished showmen, will bring a much needed lift to your Recession-wearied spirits.
The performance schedule is Monday, Wednesday-Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2 & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $36.25-$56.25 and will be available through TeleCharge – www.telecharge.com/(212) 239-6200. They will also be available at the Theatre Row box office (410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues) between 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm daily.
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TARGET MARGIN THEATER
at HERE (NYC)
145 Sixth Ave.
(enter on Dominick Street one block south of Spring)
Target Margin Theater’s 20th Anniversary production brings them back to their Shakespearean roots with a rich and strange production performed by the company that will challenge perceived notions of performing Shakespeare.
Ticket information is available by visiting the Target Margin Theater website at www.targetmargin.org.
ONGOING OFF BROADWAY:
Daryl Roth presents
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Directed by Karen Carpenter
at the Westside Theatre
407 West 43rd Street
Daryl Roth presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore, an intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. Directed by Karen Carpenter, this collection of stories is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the popular book, Love, Loss, and What I Wore uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to. Love, Loss, and What I Wore opened in October 2009 and has been playing to sold-out houses at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street), where it’s broken all box office records and is now in its second year.
The production, which was honored with a 2010 Drama Desk Award, is performed by a rotating cast of five all-star actors, who perform in four-week cycles. Members of the rotating cast have included Samantha Bee, Alexis Bledel, Nikki Blonsky, Kristin Chenoweth, Tyne Daly, Fran Drescher, Janeane Garofalo, Melissa Joan Hart, Carol Kane, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, Rosie O’Donnell, Rhea Perlman, Caroline Rhea, Doris Roberts, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sherri Shepherd, Brooke Shields, Cobie Smulders, Rita Wilson and many more.
Tickets ($79.00) are available via Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) and in-person at the Westside Theatre Box Office (407 West 43rd Street). The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
Praise for Love, Loss, and What I Wore
“THIS ONE SHOW THRILLS ALL! SURPRISING DELIGHT AND DEPTH!”
Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
“WITTY AND WISE!”
“FUNNY AND POIGNANT”
Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press
“BREEZY AND ENJOYABLE! A SHOW ABOUT MATTERS OF THE HEART AND MATTERS OF THE CLOSET.”
Charles Isherwood, New York Times
“A GREAT SHOW IS ALWAYS IN FASHION.”
Roma Torre, NY1
“NORA AND DELIA EPHRON ARE LITERARY ALCHEMISTS EXPERT AT MIXING THE SENTIMENTAL AND THE SATIRICAL AND TURNING OUT SOMETHING POIGNANT!”
John Simon, Bloomberg
“GET TICKETS! YOU WILL HAVE SUCH A GOOD TIME!”
Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio
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Through the Night
Written and Performed by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
at the West Side Theatre Downstairs
407 West 43rd Street
Monday Nights at 8 PM
In Through the Night, Daniel Beaty portrays an entire community of people who experience an unexpected epiphany on the same evening that changes their lives forever. The work is a timely and inspiring story of possibility and hope, weaving together a unique blend of humor, poetry, music, and drama. The New York Times wrote of Through the Night, “Daniel Beaty’s poetic solo show is a thing of beauty, wit, grit and piercing lyricism.”
Produced by Daryl Roth, Through the Night is being presented with the enthusiastic participation of a “Who’s Who” of artists and influencers who will act as Artistic Ambassadors for the production. This select group, who will be actively involved in the production, lending support through audience development, personal appearances, etc., includes Bill Cosby, Ruby Dee, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Phylicia Rashad, among many others.
Through the Night performs Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. at the Westside Theatre. Tickets are available by visiting Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or calling 800-982-2787 or 212-279-4200.
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OUT OF TOWN:
First National Tour
The producers of the Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical present the first national tour of the hit Broadway production during the 2010-2011 Season. The tour will kicked-off in October 2010 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and continues to travel the country, receiving rave reviews at every stop.
Directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Karole Armitage, HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. HAIR began preview performances on Friday, March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC), opened to unanimous rave reviews on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 and closed on Sunday, June 27, 2010, having recouped its entire investment. The Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle also honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.
The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time.
Milwaukee, WI (Marcus Center/Uihlein Hall) February 22-27, 2011
Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum) March 1-March 6, 2011
Chicago, IL (TBA) March 8-20, 2011
Boston, MA (Colonial) March 22-April 10, 2011
Hershey, PA (Hershey Theater) April 12-17, 2011
Hartford, CT (Bushnell PAC) April 26-May 1, 2011
Schenectady, NY (Proctors) May 3-8, 2011
Durham, NC (Durham PAC) May 10-15, 2011
Atlanta, GA (Fox) May 17-22, 2011
Tampa, FL (TBPAC) May 24-29, 2011
Miami, FL (Arscht) May 31-June 5, 2011
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Broward Center) June 7-19, 2011
Orlando, FL (Bob Carr PAC) June 21-26, 2011
in The Carlyle Hotel
35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue
Since opening in 1955, Café Carlyle has provided a singular intimate New York cabaret experience featuring musical performances by such legendary entertainers as Barbara Cook, Woody Allen, Elaine Stritch, Judy Collins and the incomparable Bobby Short, who held court from 1968 to 2005. This New York landmark that Liz Smith calls “the favorite of New York nightspots” maintains the famous wrap around Vertès murals, features new cosmetic elements and boasts a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Though the room has a new look and feel, it continues to uphold the tradition for which it is known throughout the world.
WOODY ALLEN & THE EDDY DAVIS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND
January 11 – June 7, 2011
Mondays at 8:45 p.m., $110 pp ($85pp w/$25 drink minimum)
Musical Director, Russell Walden
Tuesday, February 15 through Saturday, March 12, 2011
Tuesday –Saturday, 8:45 p.m.
Cover Charge: Tues-Thurs., $125pp ($75, Bar)
Cover Charge: Fri. & Sat., $135pp ($75, Bar)
Saturdays, February 19-March 12, 10:45 p.m., $40pp ($30, Bar)
Musical Director, Sonny Paladino
Tuesday, March 15 through Saturday, March 26, 2011
Tuesday – Friday, 8:45 p.m., $75pp ($40, Bar)
Saturday at 8:45 p.m. & 10:45 p.m., $85pp ($50, Bar)
Julie Gunn, Musical Director
Tuesday, March 29 through Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tuesday – Friday, 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, 8:45 p.m. & 10:45 p.m.
Cover Charge: Tues. – Thurs., $75 pp ($40, Bar)
Cover Charge: Fri. & Sat., $85 pp ($50, Bar)
MARIN MAZZIE & JASON DANIELEY
Tuesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 21, 2011
Tuesday – Friday, 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, 8:45 p.m. & 10:45 p.m.
Cover Charge: Tues. – Thurs., $75 pp ($40, Bar)
Cover Charge: Fri. & Sat., $85 pp ($50, Bar)
Tuesday, May 24 through Friday, June 4, 2011
Tuesday – Saturday, 8:45 p.m.
Cover Charge: Tues. – Thurs., $65 pp ($40, Bar)
Cover Charge: Fri. & Sat., $75 pp ($50, Bar)
Larry Yurman, Musical Director
Directed by Daniel Kutner
Tuesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 25, 2011
Tuesday – Friday at 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, 8:45 p.m. & 10:45 p.m.
Cover Charge: Tues. – Thurs., $75 pp ($45, Bar)
Cover Charge: Fri. & Sat., $85 pp ($45, Bar)
For Café Carlyle reservations call 212-744-1600.
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315 West 44th Street
Dubbed “The Jazz Corner of the World,” by its namesake, the late jazz saxophone icon Charlie “Bird” Parker, Birdland is a modern nightclub in the tradition of classic New York elegance.
Birdland has presented memorable sets by such music legends as the late Oscar Peterson and Hank Jones, Pat Metheny, Diana Krall, Roy Haynes, Michel Legrand, Pat Martino, Tony Williams, Michel Petrucciani, John Scofield, Keely Smith, Phoebe Snow, Dave Holland and Tito Puente, as well as the big bands of Chico O'Farrill, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Maria Schneider.
Showtimes are Tuesday through Sunday at 8:30 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. and Monday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets range from $20 -$60, depending on the act. An award-winning menu features Southern Cuisine with a Cajun accent and is served nightly from 5:00 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations are highly recommended and may be made by calling the club at 212-581-3080 or by visiting www.birdlandjazz.com.
Spring 2011 performance schedule (subject to change):
Kurt Elling (March 1-5)
Cedar Walton Quartet (March 8-12)
Pat Martino Organ Quartet (March 15-19)
Charlie Haden Quartet West CD Release: “Sophisticated Ladies” (March 22-26)
Kevin Eubanks Trio – “Zen Food” CD Release Celebration (March 29-April 2)
Monty Alexander “Harlem Kingston Express” (April 5-9)
John Pizzarelli Quartet (March 12-16)
Al Foster Quartet – “The Music of Joe Henderson” featuring Fred Hersch, George Mraz, Rich Perry (April 19-23)
Steve Kuhn Trio with Eddie Gomez and Joey Baron (April 26-30)
Pharoah Sanders Quartet (May 10-14)
BossaBrasil Festival 2011 (May 17-21)
Terence Blanchard Quintet (May 24-28)
Karrin Allyson (May 31-June 4)
Stacey Kent (June 7-11)
Bill Charlap Trio (June 14-18)
Ravi Coltrane Quartet (June 21-25)
Django Reinhardt Festival (June 28-July 2)
Regular Monthly Birdland Engagements
THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY featuring Hilary Kole Come join the party as Hilary Kole and a rotating line-up of New York's finest musicians jam at the early set on Sunday nights! Vocalist Hilary Kole began her professional career at the legendary Rainbow Room as the youngest singer ever to grace the stage. From there, Hilary co-wrote and starred in the long running Off Broadway hits, Our Sinatra and Singing Astaire, as well as headlined at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and international venues such as the Umbria Jazz Festival and the Nairn Jazz Festival. Hilary has also performed and recorded with the late Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, and Michel LeGrand, to name but a few. Her solo debut album, ‘Haunted Heart,’ produced by jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli, has earned critical acclaim and a fast-growing local and international fanbase. Her follow-up album, ‘You Are There’ with a remarkable line-up of some of the greatest pianists in jazz, was released on August 10, 2010.
Sundays @ 6pm ($20)
CHICO O’FARRILL’S AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA (Directed by Arturo O’Farrill, Jr.) Arranger-bandleader Arturo “Chico” O’ Farrill, Sr. began introducing Afro-Cuban rhythms into jazz in the 1940’s. The band bearing Chico’s name “continues to showcase the most seamless blend of clavè rhythm and bebop harmony anywhere.” (Time Out) The weekly orchestra is directed by Chico’s son, the Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill. Along with maintaining a busy performance schedule in settings ranging from solo to big band, Arturo is a jazz educator and leads the SUNY Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra.
Sundays @ 9 & 11pm ($30)
JIM CARUSO’S “CAST PARTY” “No one can be called a true New Yorker until they’ve been to the ‘Cast Party,’ which is to Broadway what the Conde-Nast cafeteria is to publishing. Divas and dapper-dans insouciantly sip cocktails while watching each other sing and perform at the open-mic event during Broadway’s dark night,” says Next Magazine. Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts a combination open-mic, networking event and party in which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting.
Mondays @ 9:30pm ($20)
THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND aka DAVID OSTWALD’S GULLY LOW JAZZ BAND Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald’s Gully Low Jazz Band (also known as the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band) breathes life and passion into America’s own great art form. “There has never been a band quite like the Gully Low Jazz Band,” notes legendary record producer George Avakian. “Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you’ll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always try to the joy and heart of the music.” Now in its 11th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city’s best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder, and more!
Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm ($10)
SLEEP NO MORE
EMURSIVE (Randy Weiner, Arthur Karpati, and Jonathan Hochwald, principals) presents the New York premiere of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), beginning Monday, March 7 for six weeks only.
A legendary hotel. Shakespeare’s fallen hero. A film noir shadow of suspense. Punchdrunk's Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique. No one under sixteen will be permitted.
The creative team features Felix Barrett (Direction and Design), Maxine Doyle (Direction and Choreography), Stephen Dobbie (Sound Design), Beatrice Minns (Design Associate), and Livi Vaughan (Design Associate).
Tickets are $75 and are available through www.ovationtix.com. Entry times are as follows:
Monday-Thursday at 7:00 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.. 11:00 p.m., 11:20 p.m., 11:40 p.m., and midnight.
AMERICAN THEATRE WING
The American Theatre Wing (Theodore S. Chapin, Chairman, Board of Trustees; Howard Sherman, Executive Director) is best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards®, which it presents annually with The Broadway League. The Wing sponsors many activities, all dedicated to recognizing excellence and supporting education in theatre. These programs include:
• “Downstage Center,” a weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews with the leading artists and professionals working on stage today.
• “Working in the Theatre,” a weekly television program on CUNY TV which gathers panels of theater artists to discuss their crafts.
• “In the Wings,” a new web series (and winner of the 2010 Telly Award) that spotlights theatre’s behind-the-scenes talents.
• The Theatre Intern Group, a career development program for young professionals.
• SpringboardNYC, a two-week college-to-career boot camp for young performers moving to NYC.
• The Jonathan Larson® Grants, given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers.
• “Guides to Careers in the Theatre,” a video series developed for schools and libraries.
• A national grants program for not-for-profit theatre companies, which has awarded nearly $3 million since its inception.
The expanded offerings of the American Theatre Wing website include “Masters of the Stage” with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and “This is Broadway” with The Broadway League. All ATW media is available on americantheatrewing.org and on iTunes. For additional information about all American Theatre Wing programs, go to americantheatrewing.org. You can also find the American Theatre Wing on Twitter (www.twitter.com/TheWing).
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Give•nik (n.) 1. a person whose passion for charity is matched only by his/her passion for discounted theater tickets; 2. a user of givenik.com
Givenik.com is redefining theatergoers, one ticket at a time. The revolutionary service provides discounted theater tickets to dozens of Broadway and Off Broadway shows and then donates 5% of the ticket price to the charity of the ticket-buyer’s choice. Give money, save money, see a show—it’s a win-win-win situation.
Any certified non-profit organization can sign up to be a part of Givenik.com for free and develop a new, year-round fundraising mechanism. At present, more than 300 organizations (and counting) have joined Givenik.com since it launched in 2007, from national groups to local chapters, and from arts organizations to educational institutions, include Broadway Impact, City Harvest, Human Rights Campaign, Dress for Success Worldwide, God’s Love We Deliver, The Actors Fund, Central Park Conservancy, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, People for the American Way, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Creative Alternatives of New York, Manhattan Theatre Club, local chapters of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, as well as community PTA’s and temples.
Theatergoers interested in becoming “giveniks” and charitable organizations and school groups interested in joining can simply go to www.givenik.com for more information.
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BROADWAY KIDS CARE (BKC)
Founded in 2007 by Kelly Gonda, President of East of Doheny, and embraced and supported by the entire East of Doheny staff, Broadway Kids Care (BKC) brings together the children from current and past Broadway shows, affording them the opportunity to perform community service and, in the process, instill a strong philanthropic sensibility and foster a sense of community among the young actors and their families.
During its brief history, BKC’s members have hosted Halloween and Easter events where they assembled gifts for the children of Freedom House, knitted scarves for the residents at the Lillian Booth Actor’s Home, made peace/friendship bracelets for the troops in Iraq, made hats and bandanas for children undergoing chemotherapy at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and raised funds for UNICEF’s One Pack=One Vaccine program via their annual bake sale.
For more information Broadway Kids Care, visit their website at bwaykidscare.com.
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AT 92ND STREET Y
A presentation of 92nd Street Y, Jordan Roth’s “Broadway Talks” series features illuminating one-on-one discussions between Mr. Roth and current Broadway stars. Previous conversations have featured Liev Schreiber, Laura Linney, Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane, Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, David Hyde Pierce, Elaine Stritch and Patti LuPone.
Founded in 1874 by a group of visionary Jewish leaders, 92nd Street Y’s mission is to enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. The organization serves about 300,000 people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds annually through its local programs, and reaches many more through its satellite, television, radio and Internet broadcasts. 92nd Street Y awards nearly $1 million in scholarships annually and reaches out to thousands of public school children through subsidized arts and science education programs. 92Y’s new downtown venue, 92YTribeca, opened in October 2008, and features a wide range of programming including music, film, comedy and talks. For more information, please visit www.92Y.org.
Jordan Roth is the President of Jujamcyn Theaters, whose current Broadway productions include American Idiot, Jersey Boys and the upcoming The Book of Mormon, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and The House Of Blue Leaves.
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