Friday, May 17, 2013

7 Show To See In June 2013

The "Broadway" season may be winding down, but things are heating up Beyond Broadway!  Here are 7 shows not to miss in June 2013!

New York Theater Workshop brings back terrific The Builders Association production of Moe Angelos' Sontag Reborn.  Originally presented as part of the Under The Radar Festival in 2012, Angelos portrays the noted thinker as a young adult, forming who she will become.  The show provides fascinating insight into Susan Sontag, the person.

Based on the books by Susan Sontag
and edited by David Rieff
Adapted and performed by Moe Angelos
Directed by Marianne Weems

Tuesday, May 28th  - Sunday, June 30th

New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

For Tickets and Info: Click Here


Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS

One of our favorite events of the year is Clubbed Thumb's SummerWorks, three more-than-workshop productions of three new plays, usually quirky.  This year's offerings are:

Baby Screams Miracle
by Clare Barron 
directed by Portia Krieger

Phoebe in Winter
by Jen Silverman
directed by Mike Donahue

La Brea
by Gregory S. Moss
directed by Adam Greenfield 

Clubbed Thumb presents 

Summerworks 2013

May 24 – June 29, 2013

The Wild Project
195 E. 3rd Street
(between Ave. A and B)
New York, NY 10009

For Tickets and Info: Click Here

The Comedy of Errors 
Daniel Sullivan directs the first production of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors to hit the Delacorte in twenty years. (The last one featured Elizabeth Franz, Boyd Gaines and Marissa Tomei in 1992.)  This time around, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater star in this broad comedy about identical twins separated at birth and mistaken identities. 

This production has an unusual 8:30pm start time but the running time is listed as only 90 minutes.  But knowing these two actors, I'd expected it to run longer at times!

The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival presents
The Comedy of Errors
with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater
directed by Daniel Sullivan

May 28th - June 30th

Delacorte Theater
Central Park
Enter at West 81st Street

Tickets are free, but can be a challenge to get.  For more information: Click Here



Peculiar Works Project, known for their nifty site-specific performances, will next take on nothing less than the 400-year history of New York City. MANNA-HATA written by Barry Rowell, directed by Rowell and Kathleen Amshoff. will take place at the James A. Farley Post Office on 8th Avenue, soon to become part of history itself when it becomes Moynihan Station.

MANNA-HATA (from the indigenous Lenape tribe's name for the island) is the extraordinary true story of the transformation of New York City from a small island to a booming metropolis. Featuring famous scoundrels (Peter Stuyvesant, Boss Tweed, Robert Moses); artistic legends (Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker); and other beloved City figures (Emily Roebling, Jane Jacobs, Shirley Chisholm), MANNA-HATA shares tales of graft, oppression, and violence, as well as stories, poems and songs of love dedicated to the Great City herself.

The 21-member cast, playing all of the live music and over 100 roles, includes Everett Quinton, Christopher Hurt, Catherine Porter and Cherrye Davis.

Peculiar Works Project presents

by Barry Rowell
directed by Barry Rowell and Kathleen Amshoff

Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 23, 2013

James A. Farley Post Office
425 Eighth Avenue
(enter on West 31st Street, just west of 8th Avenue)

Tickets are $18, and must be purchased in advance!

For Tickets and Info: Click Here



This summer, The Brick Theater puts sound designers center stage in what promises to be a truly unique approach to their annual summer festivals.

Some of the highlights include:
  • Cliff House's The Beckett Cycle looks at Beckett's radio and television plays.
  • Six of Six Productions' Commotion Collage is based on Dadaist Simultaneous and Sound Poems.
  • Submerged presents a sound and music driven adaptation of Dante's Inferno.
  • Tux + Tom Productions' ELE↓↑TOR will transform the stage of the Brick Theater into a dangerously malfunctioning elevator making its way to the 80th floor of the Empire State Building.
  • 31 Down will tackle Alvin Lucier's I am Sitting in a Room.
  • 13 Chairs will present Tangerine EP, Tommy Smith's sonic retelling of drugged seduction in Homer’s The Odyssey
  • Christopher Loar's The Theoretical Physics of Procrastination is a solo performance connecting procrastination, creativity and global warming using lip-syncing and video. 
  • The Fifth Wall's The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in the World by Shaun Prendergast and directed by Gyda Arber, is performed entirely in the dark.  

The Brick Theater presents

June 7 - 29th, 2013

Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

For Tickets and Info:Click Here


The Penalty

The Apothetae's mission is to produce works written and performed by disabled actors and writers. inspired on the book of the same name by Gouverneur Morris, The Penalty follows a tale of revenge by a physically deformed derelict as he works his way across a cold and unforgiving New York City. His cohorts are a bevy of dancing girls who inhabit the bars and dance halls of the Lower East Side. Gregory Mozgala will recreate the role first portrayed by Lon Chaney in the 1920's film adaptation.

Dixon Place and The Apothetae present
The Penalty 
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman

Directed by Kris Thor
Music and Lyrics by Robert M. Johanson and Clay McLeod Chapman

Robert M. Johanson is the genius behind the music of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Life and Times!

June 13th - 29th

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

$15 in advance ($18 door / $12 Students & Seniors)

For Tickets and Info: Click Here


The Painted Bird Trilogy 
(Bastard, Amidst, and Strange Cargo)

Presented previously in its individual parts, LaMama ETC now presents Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company's The Painted Bird Trilogy in its entirety. This four-hour epic is inspired by the classic and controversial novel of the same name by Polish-born author Jerzy Kosinski.  The allegorical novel tells the story of a young boy making his way through war-time Eastern Europe and a brilliantly painted bird that is violently killed by its own flock, which mistakes it for an imposter. 

LaMama ETC presents
Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company's 

The Painted Bird Trilogy 
(Bastard, Amidst, and Strange Cargo)

June 21st - June 30th, 2013

Ellen Stewart Theater
66 E 4th St New York
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $60 for all three parts (4 hours with two intermissions)

For Tickets and Info: Click Here 

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