Moscow Festival Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet / Carmen, March 5

Moscow Ballet 2Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season with Moscow Festival Ballet’s double bill of one-act ballets, Romeo and Juliet and Carmen, on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8pm. Tickets are $36-45 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

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Public Theatre Under the Radar Festival

Over the last 12 years, The Public’s Under the Radar Festival (UTR) has presented over 194 companies from 40 countries. It has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of The Public’s mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theater.

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8 New Plays to Premiere in 4 Community Gardens in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Now in its fifth year, Communal Spaces: a garden play festival will premiere eight new short plays inspired by and performed in four community gardens in Manhattan and Brooklyn September 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27.

 

Photo: Lee Rayment. Actors Rory Kulz & Karen Eilbacher.
Photo: Lee Rayment. Actors Rory Kulz & Karen Eilbacher.

Communal Spaces is an annual festival that commissions playwrights to write new plays inspired by specific community gardens around the city. Audience members may attend one play or several, traveling across the city or around the borough to each garden. Communal Spaces is produced by The Motor Company, Artistic Director Lillian Meredith.

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Clinton, The Musical

Clinton, The Musical

As I was sitting in theatre 4 of the New World Stages waiting for the show to begin, I noticed that Oval Office set for Clinton, The Musical included portraits of Presidents but more intriguingly, nestled inside those portraits, in heart-shaped frames, where pictures of their mistresses.

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1st Annual Broadway Ghostlight Awards

1st Annual Broadway Ghostlight Awards

Theater producer Ken Davenport has launched the first ever annual Ghostlight Awards – for the people behind the curtain.

VOTE NOW! GHOSTLIGHT AWARDS

It takes hundreds of people to put on one Broadway show.  But only a few dozen are ever seen on a stage. The rest of them are backstage, offstage, in orchestra pits and in dressing rooms.  They are in box offices, in stage management offices and perched up high on fly rails.  And without them, Broadway wouldn’t happen eight times a week.

These are the folks whose names aren’t on marquees or on the title pages of your Playbill.  And there has never been an award celebrating what they do. Until now! 
Ghostlight Awards are like the People Choice Awards of the theater. You can vote for Broadway’s best Stage Door Person, Box Office Treasurer, Usher, Dresser, Company Manager,  and everything in between.

Click here and vote now!     Winners announced May 27th.

Off-Broadway Week

Off-Broadway Week

I know NY’ers usually get excited about Broadway week, when they can finally afford a night out to the Great White Way, but I’ve always found Off-Broadway Week to be far more exciting.

Off-Broadway gets you off your beaten path, into neighborhoods you might not otherwise visit in your regular routine. Love that.  These productions are lower budget, so if you’re a theatre enthusiast, they can be little more gratifying to see, IMHO. Lastly, they’re incredibly affordable at full price, so during Off-Broadway week, when they’re 1/2 off, they’re a steal! You can take in 3-4 and still not break the bank. Nice.
Off-Broadway Week runs February 17- March 2, 2014. Check out the deals here: http://bit.ly/1is5zza