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Musicals

Atomic  The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) ,  JUNE 26 – AUGUST 16, 2014 , contributed by Billy Zavelson at Richard Kornberg PR
Atomic is the thrilling new Off-Broadway musical that blasts open the doors of The Manhattan Project, a Government funded program of top scientists with the task of creating the world’s first Atomic Bomb. Leo Szilard is the mastermind behind atomic power, but his heart has reservations. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love are tested as Leo discovers exactly what he’s capable of when someone believes in him. The award-winning cast is led by Sara Gettelfinger (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Jeremy Kushnier (Jersey Boys) and Euan Morton (Taboo) with David Abeles, Alexis Fishman, Jonathan Hammond, James David Larson, Preston Sadlier and Grace Stockdale.

Cloned! The Musical  The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036),  Monday, July 7th @ 7pmá(Opening Night), Thursday, July 10th @ 5pm, Friday, July 11th @ 1pm, Saturday, July 12th @ 9 pm & Tuesday, July 15th @ 8:30pm , contributed by Antonio Minino, Kampfire PR
It is 1993, there is a new president in the White House, Jurassic Park is about to tear up the box office, and Wally Waterman is on the verge of inventing the teleporter. But weird science gets even weirder when Wally accidentally clones himself. Is NYC big enough for two giant, identical egos? It will take nothing short of a movie star, international espionage, and a few pigeons to find out. Featuring a gleefully breezy score, CLONED! is door-slamming, yodel-happy, bird-squawking fun!

Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star)  Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe,  July 14-21, 2014 , contributed by Paul Siebold / Off Off PR
It is 1933 in divinely decadent Berlin. Alexis Fishman is Erika Stern, darling of the Weimar Cabaret scene whose show embodies the excess and daring of her time. But as the Nazi’s rise to power, tonight’s performance will be her last. The lights go down, and the audience holds their breath.

Eddie And The Palaceades: A New Rock And Roll Musical  The June Havoc Theatre,  July 15- August 3, 2014 , contributed by Paul Siebold / Off Off PR
Eddie and The Palaceades opened for the Beatles then dropped like a rock back into obscurity. Twenty-five years later, the Palace Theater where they got their start is threatened with demolition. Eddie runs for mayor to save the theatre, but his decision tears his family apart. Eddie and The Palaceades is an all original blend of rock ‘n’ roll and musical theater, an exuberant and emotional roller-coaster ride about family and friendship, standing up against corruption, and the universal need for love and respect.

Murder On Broadway  SOPHIES@BROADWAY 318 W.53 St. (bet 8th/9th Ave),  Thursdays 8pm; Saturdays/Sundays 3pm , contributed by RadioTheatre
RADIOTHEATRE gives the comedic treatment to a 1940s radio murder mystery as 5 actors play 40 characters who are constantly interrupted by RIOTOUS coming attractions! Complete with a custom VINTAGE JAZZ score and award-winning sound design.

Propaganda! The Musical  PTC Performance Space,  July 23-27, 2014 , contributed by Paul Siebold / Off Off PR
Ignorance may not always be bliss. Rookie doesn't know much about his family business – neither does the American Public – but covering up political scandals is in his blood. And now it's up to him to cover up the biggest scandal since Watergate! Armed with a clever idea, Rookie must fight the evil Agent X and save the bureau from doom. With an energetic, catchy score and maybe even a tap dancing president (though you didn't hear it from us…) Propaganda! The Musical is the ultimate tribute to the power of musical theatre.

Silence! The Musical   Elektra Theatre, 669 Eighth Avenue (at 42nd St.) ,  Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 & 7 PM , contributed by Jim Randolph
features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he'd like to lead someday outside the prison walls. Ever since SILENCE! moved uptown last summer to the Elektra Theatre, the enthusiastic audience response has become even more vocal.

The Fantasticks  Snapple Theater Center, 210 W. 50th Street,  currently running 
THE FANTASTICKS tells the story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, but soon grow restless and stray from one another. Will their separation provide a deeper appreciation for the love they once shared or create a permanent gulf between them? THE FANTASTICKS is the quintessential celebration of love, in all its gorgeous simplicity and heartbreaking complexities, and features such classic tunes as "Try To Remember", "Much More", and "I Can See It."

The Zombies: A Musical  Peter Jay Sharp Theater,  June 12-July 13, 2014 , contributed by Paul Siebold / Off Off PR
The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived and everybody's hungry. With 16 songs, great dancing and plenty of laughs, The Zombies: A Musical is a world premiere comedy set in a small town in middle-America, where the cast of characters face issues like racism, gun control, religion and conspiracy theories. The romantic triangle between handsome Junior, suicidal goth waitress Chloe and rich stoner kid Basil is complicated…the secret carried by Little Pete is tearing him apart…will he tell his father? Celebrating Zombie lore and the original genre films made by George Romero, the tuneful score includes songs like “Zombies Shuffle,” “Puppies and Kittens,” and “I Will Be Next.” TheZombiesMusical.com

Tabletop Cabaret: Hedgepig Races  The Brick Theater 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211,  Saturday July 19 at 7 pm, Sunday July 20 at 8 pm, Tuesday July 29 at 8 pm, and Saturday August 2 at 7 pm  , contributed by Lisa Reinke
Audience members will race an imaginary mining cart drawn by a giant hedgepig through a mountain to win fame and fortune. Participants will get to experience a unique mash-up of the musical with the tabletop role-playing game genre. Story events will be set up in song, and audience members will be given a character to play in small groups.

Solo Performance

Buyer & Cellar  TO TRANSFER TO BARROW STREET THEATRE,  Open run until end of August 2014 , contributed by Don Summa - Richard Kornberg Associates
Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Plays

A Midsummer Night's Dream  Central Park (69th Street and Central Park West),  June 21-July 20, 2014 , contributed by Antonio Minino, Kampfire PR
Love, jealousy, and meddling parents force four teenagers to flee to the forest, right into the middle of a hissy fit between the King and Queen of the fairyland. Can the right pairs of lovers find each other?

Censored On Final Approach  Judson Theater- 243 Thompson Street (Washington Square Park S),  Monday, August 18th at 7:00PM, Saturday August 23rd at 3:00PM, Sunday August 24th at 7:00PM, Tuesday August 26th at 7:00PM , contributed by Petol Weekes
The WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots), roughly one thousand women hired by the United States Air Force during WWII to fly military air crafts and tow targets for live anti-aircraft artillery practice, thereby freeing male pilots for combat missions.“The difference between the men here and us? You have to be here, we want to be here.”

Eddie  The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor, btw 8th and 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10018,  07/16/2014 - 08/03/2014 , contributed by Andrea Alton - Alton PR
Eddie is the story of a hard of hearing high-school student in an inner city, poverty ridden, gang infested school. When he falls in love with Greg, the school bully, both of their lives take an unexpected turn. Part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival

Horse Trade Theater Group Presents Get Me A Guy  UNDER St. Marks 94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A,  July 17-August 4 , contributed by Emily Owens, Emily Owens PR
Get Me a Guy is a hilarious and poignant new full-length comedy about women who chase the wrong men who chase the wrong women, and what happens after they catch each other (or not).

Lancelot  The Gym at Judson Memorial Church,  August 13-29, 2014 , contributed by Paul Siebold / Off Off PR
Ryan is a quiet young man who has a good job, a steady girlfriend, and a nice, normal life in Oklahoma – that is, until Ginger arrives. With Ginger come memories of a wanton and wildly creative boy Ryan thought he had buried ten years ago. But can anyone kill the part of themselves that is most madly alive? Ryan will soon find out. Being a man in Oklahoma is the loneliest fate in the world.

Nj Rep Presents World Premiere Of Butler  New Jersey Repertory Company,  adele@njrep.org , contributed by Adele Sammarco, Director of Marketing and Communications at NJ Rep
The play begins at the start of the Civil War and Butler, a successful Massachusetts lawyer in civilian life has just been promoted to Major General and is given command of Fort Monroe, a Union hold-out in the state of Virginia. The Fort, situated in a highly strategic location between North and South, was considered by Confederate General Robert E. Lee to be a great threat to Richmond, a center of Confederate strength.

Nj Rep Presents Lucky Me By Robert Caisley July 31-August 31  New Jersey Repertory Company,  July 31-August 31, 2014 , contributed by Adele Sammarco, Director of Marketing and Communications
From the playwright who brought us Happy comes a whimsical, romantic comedy about love, aging, cracked windows, broken bones, airport security, and bad luck.

Potion - A Play In Three Cocktails  PEOPLE Lounge (163 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington). ,  EVERY SUNDAY @ PEOPLE LOUNGE EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 15THá , contributed by Emily Owens
To create the uniquely rhythmic text foráPotion, Stolen Chair's playwright Kiran Rikhye dug deeply into the Italian libretti of the operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, and more. For each scene ofáPotion, Rikhye mapped out the meter, rhymes, repetitions, and simultaneity of an aria, duet, trio, or quartet to create a template for her own original text. The result is an intoxicating and incantatory verse play unlike any other, set to a genre-bending original score performed live by multi-instrumentalist Sean Cronin.

Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man  777 Theater, 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10018,  1/22/14-12/28/14 , contributed by Fleur Sainsbury, Matt Murphy Productions
Based on the international best-selling book, this world premiere production welcomes audiences into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man.

Snow White & The Beast  Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute (115 East 15th Street between Union Square and Irving Place) in the Lee Strasberg Theatre ,  Wednesday July 23rd through Friday July 25th with performances starting at 7PM , contributed by Scotti Rhodes
Lili, a privileged but tormented young painter from the Upper East Side meets Vincent, a volatile poet from London’s East End in a bar one night and almost instantly they form a powerful bond. The play explores the challenges their need for each other provokes concerning love, drugs, pregnancy and the demons they struggle with in a quest for the meaning and value of their lives and their art.

The Picture (Of Dorian Gray)  Venue #18: The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre,  August 12-24, 2014 , contributed by Paul Siebold / Off Off PR
Oscar Wilde’s notorious novella, The Picture of Dorian Gray, follows a young man’s pursuit of youth and pleasure. Admired and worshipped by an adoring artist who paints a portrait of him, the beautiful Dorian Gray gives his soul to remain forever young. Dorian then embarks on a journey of decadence and hedonism. The Gravity Partner’s physical, minimalist 21st century remix, The Picture (of Dorian Gray), smashes together Oscar Wilde’s novella with de Profundis, Wilde’s final letter to his lover from prison, as well as contemporary reflections and staging by the ensemble. De profundis recounts Wilde’s lifestyle of indulgence and the tumultuous relationship that led to his imprisonment. As such the production examines the blurry line between artist and art, our consumer consumption and objectification of youth, and the lust for individual pleasures. How far would you go to get everything you wanted?

Cabaret

Donna Mckechnie In Good Company  Birdland Jazz Club,  bi-monthly series will begin on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7PM  , contributed by Matt Polk
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Donna McKechnie’s new bi-monthly talk & variety show will premiere on January 6 at 7pm. Broadway legends Tommy Tune, Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince and Jerry Mitchell have all signed on to be part of the series, with dates to be announced.

Concerts

Pianist Polly Ferman And Glamourtango In Concert On July 29 At Queens Theatre - Opening Of 2014 Latino Cultural Festival  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens,  Tuesday, July 29 – 8:00 PM , contributed by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
Pianist Polly Ferman and GlamourTango in Concert

Pat Metheny Unity Group And Bruce Hornsby  NJPAC One Center Street Newark, New Jersey 07102,  Friday, August 8, 2014, 8PM , contributed by Angela Thomas
(Newark, New Jersey) Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory will co-headline the Campfire Tour 2014 performance at NJPAC located at 1 Center Street in Newark, New Jersey on Friday, August 8, 2014. See these two music legends, together in one megashow! Twenty-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny will perform solo hits such as “Last Train Home” as well as perform together with multi-Grammy-nominated singer and pianist Bruce Hornsby known for “The Way It Is,” “Mandolin Rain” and much more. Be sure to reserve tickets now at http://www.NJPAC.org or at 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722.)

Dance

'Company Or No Company: That Is The Question'  Friday April 25 at 8 PM,  Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway, 4th floor , contributed by Audrey Ross
This important question for want-to-be artistic directors will be discussed frankly by artistic directors of five dance companies: Lori Belilove, Sidra Bell, Andrew Nemr, Bradley Shelver, and Nancy Turano.

Balasole Dance Company Presents "Melange"  Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W 55 St.,  July 18 & 19 at 8 PM , contributed by Audrey Ross/Publicity
BalaSole presents and all-new program of 9 dancer/choreographers

Ballet Academy East Announces Addition Of Wendy Whelan To Faculty  1651 Third Ave,  08/18/14  , contributed by Michelle Tabnick, Michelle Tabnick Communications
Ballet Academy East is proud to announce that Wendy Whelan will join the Pre-Professional Division Faculty. Ms. Whalen’s tenure will begin with Ballet Academy East’s Summer Intensive from August 18-29 and will continue through the school year, which begins on September 16, 2014. Ms. Whalen will primarily teach the upper level students of the Pre-Professional Division.

Limon's "The Moor's Pavane" Around The World  various,  currently , contributed by Audrey Ross/Publicity
Jose Limon's "The Moor's Pavane" is performed by companies around the world

Rioult Dance Ny Searches For A New Home - Hope Greenfield Donates $500,000  ,   , contributed by Michelle Tabnick
"The extremely generous gift from the Gordon & Harriet Greenfield Foundation is a 'gift of life' for my dance company. It has given life to our dream of building a dance center in New York City - a long-term goal that is suddenly very real. With this gift, Hope Greenfield has inspired and challenged us to raise matching funds, plan carefully, operate responsibly, and above all, succeed. This is a very exciting time for RIOULT Dance NY." -Pascal Rioult

The School Of American Ballet’S Workshop Performance Benefit 2014 Raised Nearly $860,000 For Scholarships And School Programs  Lincoln Center,  June 3, 2014 , contributed by Emily MT, Michelle Tabnick Communications
The School of American Ballet’s Workshop Performance Benefit 2014 on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 celebrated 50 years of these annual performances and raised nearly $860,000 for scholarships and school programs.

Young Dancemakers Company  various around NYC,  July 24 thru August 2 , contributed by Audrey Ross/Publicity
Free performances by teen dancer/choreographers

Panel Discussions

'Company Or No Company: That Is The Question'  Friday April 25 at 8 PM,  Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway, 4th floor , contributed by Audrey Ross
This important question for want-to-be artistic directors will be discussed frankly by artistic directors of five dance companies: Lori Belilove, Sidra Bell, Andrew Nemr, Bradley Shelver, and Nancy Turano.

Comedy

Free Comedy & Karaoke At 116 Macdougal St - Gaslight Refueled  116 Macdougal Street, West Village NYC,  Every Monday night at 8pm , contributed by Pressler Collaborative
Start the week off right with some of NYC's best downtown underground comics! Followed by FREE Karaoke for as long as you can belt it out!

Stolen Chair Theatre Company Presents The Bachelors' Tea Party  Lady Mendl's Tea Salon 56 Irving Place between 17th and 18th Street,  Sundays at 5pm, open ended run , contributed by Emily Owens, Emily Owens PR
The Bachelors’ Tea Party is an absurd and absurdly intimate new comedy inspired by the relationships of Elsie de Wolfe (Lady Mendl) and Bessie Marbury, who referred to themselves as “The Bachelors,” after they took up joint residence sans men in the first years of the 20th century.

The League Of Extraordinary Blondes  The Producers Club | 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036,  Sundays, August 10, 17 & 24, 8:00pm  , contributed by Susanne Pinedo, Publicist
An improvised action packed adventure based on audience suggestions and the brave teamwork of the most famous blondes in the world!

Festivals

The Comic Book Theater Festival  The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, ,  Repertory schedule from June 3rd through June 29th , contributed by Robyne C. Martinez
Tickets (FREE–$18) available at http://www.bricktheater.com or via OvationTix (212.352.3101) For more info visit http://www.bricktheater.com/comics Pictures of 2011’s Comic Book T

The World’S Fair Play Festival  Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368),  JULY 18-27, 2014  , contributed by Katie Rosin
The WFPF will celebrate the rich, vibrant history that continues to animate Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the borough of Queens, and more broadly – New York City. The Festival is produced by Queens Theatre Managing Director Taryn Sacramone, Director of New Play Development Rob Urbinati, and Festival Director Brant Russell. The Festival will feature six actors and three directors and a small ensemble of actors. Brant Russell remarks, “The Festival will invite audiences to look into the future with the same optimism and hope – even in the face of significant challenges – that the World’s Fairs inspired in its visitors.”

The Elephant In The Room  Venue #10: The Kraine Theater,  August 10-24, 2014 , contributed by Antonio MIni˝o
The girls are still in a haze after a wild New Year’s party. This might explain why there’s an elephant in the room that only Talia can see. Or is that just the mysterious man from Apt 2E?

Workshops

On Broadway Patp Open Enrollment  Riverside Church,  July 21st-August 15th , contributed by Tyrone Henderson
On Broadway: PATP (Performing Arts Training Program) launches an exciting new program for students ages 6 – 14. “The best training a kid can get!”

Company Updates

Melanie Joseph, Has Been Awarded A 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award!, contributed by The Foundry Theatre
All of us at The Foundry are delighted to share the news that our beloved founder, Melanie Joseph, has been awarded a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award! She joins a stellar group of artists as part of the 2014 class - and we send all our warm wishes and congratulations to them, too!

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Nacl Theatre 14Th Season, contributed by Tannis Kowalchuk
NACL's 14th season begins soon and the lineup is listed below. We encourage you to join The Weather Project, sponsor the season, or become a member of the CSArts (Community Supported Arts.) CSArts memberships are now available for purchase online or by mail. Look for the season brochure in your snail mail box this month. And most importantly--Happy Spring!

Signature Theatre 2013-14 Season Overview, contributed by Signature theatre
Our 2013-14 season will include work by playwrights Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Horton Foote, David Henry Hwang, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Regina Taylor and August Wilson. It’s a very exciting lineup, and we hope you will join us as a subscriber. We are also proud to remind you about A Generation of Access, our pledge to continue the Signature Ticket Initiative through 2031. All tickets for the initially announced run of each production this season will be just $25, a 66% subsidy off of the regularly priced $75 ticket.

White Plains Performing Arts Center - Summer 2014 Schedule, contributed by Jeremy Quinn


Opera

The Collegiate Chorale At The Verbier Festival  Verbier, Switzerland,  July 21-27, 2014 , contributed by Michelle Tabnick, Michelle Tabnick Communications
The Collegiate Chorale will make its seventh appearance at the Verbier Festival from July 21-27, 2014, in concerts with Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Marc Minkowski, and Daniel Harding. The Collegiate Chorale cherishes a rich collaboration with the Verbier Festival since its first appearance at the festival under James Levine in 2005.

Revues

How To Be A New Yorker  move to The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square,  beginning September 20th , contributed by Jim Randolph
delivers a laugh-filled tour around the greatest city in the world with actors, comedians and licensed tour guides Ms. Copeland and Mr. Doyle as they play over 70 characters. Under the direction of OBIE Award winner Robert Ross Parker, this “Saturday Night Live” style comedy features a hilarious look at NYC's 400-year history. Immigrants, construction workers, muggers, Wall Street bankers, panhandlers, MTA workers, and Mayor Bloomberg all get a solid lampooning! It doesn't matter if you were born on the Upper West Side or just took your first terrifying cab ride, you will love learning How to Be a New Yorker.

Missed Connections: An Exploration Into The Online Postings Of Desperate Romantics  Vlada Lounge is located at 331 W. 51st Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).,  every first and third Mondays each month, starting at 9:00PM , contributed by Ricky Dunlop
Using real postings from the infamous craigslist section, the group will dive headfirst into dozens of unique characters. With a variety of locations, intentions and grammar, Missed Connections is a show of endless hilarity. The show is performed by a rotating cast featuring Jennifer Jean Anderson, Ricky Dunlop, Jake Mckenna, Lauren Roth and George Salazar. Admission is FREE.


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