Monday, August 29, 2016

2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards

Winners of the 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy  at DROM in New York.  As selected by an independent panel of over 30 theater professionals,  the winners are as follows:

Overall Play:
Pucker Up and Blow
The Radicalization of Rolfe
Black Magic

Overall Musical:
Mother Emanuel

Kristin Skye Hoffmann - Dream Ticket
Leslie Kincaid Burby - Zamboni
Jessi D. Hill - Brewed

The Gorges Motel
The Further Adventures of...

Solo Performance:
The Box Show
Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan
At The Flash
Pryor Truth
Rent Control

Kevin R. Free - Night of the Living N-Word!!
Dahn Hiuni - Murmurs & Incantations
Meghan Gambling - Bonnie's Future Sisters
Louis Aquiler & Chris D'Amato - Dementia Americana

Taylor Turner - The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer
Nadia Brown - Hysterical!
Meg Kelly - Kerrmoor
Dave Droxler - Walken on Sunshine

Tom Gold - Joey Variations

Scenic Design:
Jason Lee Courson - Cyrano: a love letter to a friendship

Aaron Michael Krueger - Super!

Music Composition:
Matthew Lowy - Fallen Skies
Ben Singer - At the Crossroads: Music for Faust

TheaterMania Audience Favorite:
Walken on Sunshine

Friday, August 05, 2016

John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka

Coming to Joe's Pub for only 4 performances, John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, "an evening that encompasses a personal and rarified experience of moving to and living in New York City." This unique cabaret performance will weave together Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, Jule Styne, Kay Thompson, Kander + Ebb, Comden + Green, Rodgers + Hammerstein, and transgender icon Christine Jorgenson

Anyone who's seen John as Lypsinka, knows that his knowledge of theater, film and music is incomparable and this new show is sure to be filled with humor and heart. Filled with anecdotes of growing up in Hazlehurst, Mississippi and his early years in New York, Epperson illustrates his life by affectionately making Broadway classics his own personal story. Jay Rogers directs.

The New York Times has called his style "zany chic" and we'd have to agree. 
This will not be a drag!

Tickets are available HERE - and don't wait to get them as this is sure to sell out.

John Epperson: 
The Artist Principally 
Known as Lypsinka 

August 15th + 17th @ 9:30pm
Sept. 13th + 16th @ 7:30pm

Tickets: $25 

Joe’s Pub at The Public
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003