Saturday, January 31, 2009


NYC COMMUNITY BOARDS 1, 3, 4 and 5 Present:




16 Gramercy Park South

Manhattan Community Boards One, Three, Four and Five are coming together for an unprecedented joint Public Forum on Small Theaters. Small theaters are an important part of the sustainability and resilience of small businesses and local economies; small theaters are an economic engine because they encourage residents to spend in their own communities and draw additional audiences from around the City and beyond for early evening activities. On a macro level, small theaters serve as the Research & Development arm of the commercial entertainment industries, locating new talent and acting as incubators for bold new ideas and risk taking. Unfortunately, many of the smaller theaters that bring so much life to our neighborhoods are closing their doors or in danger of closing. The problem is acute. The economic climate, along with the rising cost of real estate are making it difficult for smaller theaters to retain their spaces for performances, rehearsals and offices. With the recent closing of the Zipper Theater in CB4, almost 30 percent of Midtown performance venues have been demolished recently, along with 25 percent of West Village theaters. In the Nineties, most of the Lower East Side's theaters were repurposed for bars (e.g. Pianos) or displaced and laid vacant and demolished by speculation (e.g. Present Company and Collective Unconscious). The Community Boards realize that when the theaters leave, the cultural richness and attractiveness of their neighborhoods will diminish, and opportunities for local artists go away. The goals of the Public Forum on Small Theaters are (1) to clearly explain the depth and urgency of the issues facing smaller theaters; (2) to discuss potential solutions based on expert opinion from communities outside of New York where there have been successes and from experts in New York; and (3) to gather community support to advocate for changes that will help the theaters and ensure their survival.

For further information:


Please Note:
East 20th Street between Park Avenue South and Third Avenue has been
renamed Gramercy Park South.

to Union Square, walk up Park Avenue South to East 20th Street and
turn right

to 23rd Street, walk down Park Avenue South to East 20th Street and
turn left

to Broadway and 23rd Street, walk on 23rd Street to Park Avenue, walk down Park Avenue to East 20th Street and turn left

Please Note: The Players' Club (the oldest private theater club in America) has requested that attendees honor their dress code of no jeans, no sneakers -- but no one will be turned away. Attendance Limited to 250.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

NY Times: The Ohio Theater Is Given 6 More Months at Its Home

The New York Times is reporting a 6 month reprieve at it current home.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Coming Soon: Cornbury - The Queen's Governor

William M. Hoffman and Anthony Holland's Cornbury: The Queen's Governor relates the legendary tale of Edward Hyde, the British governor of colonial New York who is now remembered primarily for his rumored habit of dressing as his first cousin, Queen Anne. Tim Cusack directs David Greenspan (in the title role) and Everett Quinton together on stage for the first time!
Theatre Askew presents
Cornbury: The Queen's Governor
by William M. Hoffman and Anthony Holland
Directed by Tim Cusack
January 24 - February 8, 2009
Hudson Guild Theater
441 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
For Tickets: Click Here or call 212-352-3101.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Coming Soon: Chuck.Chuck.Chuck

This sounds and looks interesting...

With text inspired by As I Lay Dying, CHUCK.CHUCK.CHUCK. is a collage of spoken word, video, music and dance. An investigation of dislocation, failure and loss, the piece follows the family members of Addie Bundren as they decide to leave their home to fulfill her dying wish – to be returned to her birthplace for burial. CHUCK.CHUCK.CHUCK. charts their arduous journey and examines crises of family and faith.

The novel employs a stream of consciousness approach, unfolding through a series of interior monologues told by fifteen narrators throughout 59 chapters; events are fragmented, often revisited from several points of view. In CHUCK.CHUCK.CHUCK., the performers dramatize Faulkner’s literary techniques and layers of sound and video externalize each character’s inner life, illustrating onstage the beautifully disjointed world of the book.

For more info:

Immediate Medium presents
February 10 – 28
The Collapsable Hole
146 Metropolitan Avenue
in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Tickets: $12 in advance ($15 at the door)
Buy Tickets: or 212-352-3101

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Coming Soon: Sunday on the Rocks

A new, all-women theater company Those Girls Productions will present Theresa Rebeck's 1994 play, Sunday on the Rocks, January 27th - February 8th.

January 27th - February 8th
Tues-Sat 8p and Sat & Sun 2p

Sunday on the Rocks
by Theresa Rebeck

This great play finds housemates having scotch for breakfast.
Over the course of one day inhibitions disappear, secrets are
revealed and four women soon find their lives on the rocks.

The Theatre at 30th Street
259 West 30th St
btwn 7th and 8th Aves

For tickets: Click Here or call 212-868-4444

Friday, January 02, 2009

FREE theater!

Inverse Theater, in association with Access Theater, presents:
at the Access Theater Loft Space (380 Broadway, 4th floor, Manhattan)
it is at 8 pm, Wed - Sat, January 7, 8, 9, and 10, 2008
and it's FREE!!!
This is an adults-only show, due to the adult treatment of adult themes. An over-abundance of adult lines like those below could bring possible adult-like harm to any non-adult:
"Decapitation is the future of comedy in bed."
"I always identified with the retarded kids."
"My first time was actually my fifth time cuz I hadn't yet learned to count."
"Her tits won't stops squirting lighter fluid on my hobosexuality."
"There's a kindness in you, somewhere, waiting to get out on good behavior, so it can pop them wack niggaz what dry-snitch that chi-mo shakedown in the first place."
"I'm currently working on an alternative sperm source that doesn't contribute to an unhealthy surplus of my kinda guy."
"I like it when you act like I was born yesterday."
"Just the right amount of mothering, and everything's fuckable."
"Watermelon porkrind pooty goop."
If you are an adult and are ready for some adult-sized catharsis,
the Inverse perverts will see you now.
reservations not accepted. first come first saved.
the actors are:
Anna Elwood, Anni Bruno, Annie Scott, Lora Chio, Mick O'Brien, Darius Stone, Joe Pindelski, Christopher Yeatts, Robert Laine, Timothy Reynolds, Sarah Engelke, Vanessa Vivezza, Rachel Tieman, Josh Hartung, Shawn Laine
music by John Gideon
costumes by Karen Flood
properties by Jane Stein
lights by Jeff Nash
stage management by Bettina Warshaw
assist. stage management by Shawn Laine
words and direction by Kirk Wood Bromley

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Welcome to Nowhere (bullet hole road) Returns

The awesome company Temporary Distortion will be presenting a
somewhat slightly revised version of their
show Welcome to Nowhere (bullet hole road)
as part of COIL 2009 at PS122.

If you missed it at Chocolate Factory, you have four more chances:

January 7 @ 10:30
January 8 @ 2:30
January 10 @ 7:00
January 13 @ 7:30

For Tickets + Info: Click Here