A Seasonal Press Calendar
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THROUGH OCTOBER 29
FRANKLIN 820 (CROWN HEIGHTS) AND UNCLE CHARLIE'S (MANHATTAN MIDTOWN)
BROOKLYN TAVERN THEATER IN "IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE"
Brooklyn Tavern Theater, led by composer/lyricist/writer Dan Furman, is presenting "Impossible but True," a "tavern musical" inspired by Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle story, through October 29 at Franklin 820 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and in Manhattan at Uncle Charlie's, 139 East 45th Street. This immersive musical aims to pioneer a new genre of no-frills productions in hospitable places that are underused for performances. Music, lyrics and book by Dan Furman, additional lyrics by Mary-Liz McNamara, directed by Cailín Heffernan.
COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/imposstrue.htm
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 43rd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Thursday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for real witches, everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. An explosive fall tradition, the event is held annually on the actual night of Halloween and celebrates artistic creation and fertilization.
COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/halloween.htm
HISTORIC PHOTOS: https://goo.gl/photos/RaQKK8C5mjqE3wsx5
NOVEMBER 7 TO 24
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
"THE WHITES (A STORY ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE/PLAYED BY WHITE PEOPLE)"
Being condemned to an underclass because of one's dark skin is all-too familiar to African-Americans. William Electric Black's newest play, "The Whites," aims to illuminate the feelings that accompany this experience for the benefit of all the races. It's done with a unique concept of race reversal: he offers us a family drama in which the situation and characters are culturally Black but the cast is White.
COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/whites.htm
THE CAPITOL STEPS IN "THE LYIN' KINGS"
The Capitol Steps, America's premiere political-musical-satire troupe, returns to New York November 17 with their all new show, “The Lyin’ Kings,” for two performances, at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. This is the group that puts the "MOCK" in Democracy! Originally made up of congressional staffers, the past decade has seen the "Steps" harvest the talents of finely-tuned musical theater professionals from around the country. "The Lyin’ Kings," drawing its humor from today’s headlines and twitter feeds, will include the latest songs about the Democratic primary candidates (“76 Unknowns”) and the newest late-night thoughts from President Trump (“Tweet It”).
COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/capitolsteps.htm
PHOTOS: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1CHqnQgDucofTZ8n6 and http://www.capsteps.com/live/pr06.html
FEBRUARY, 2020 TBA
LA MAMA E.T.C.
DARIO D'AMBROSI IN "TUTTI NON CI SONO - ALL MAD FREE"
First presented at La MaMa in 1980, this seminal play about a psychiatric inmate victimized by neglect in the outside world was written as a reaction to the Italian Mental Health Act of 1978, which was the first law to reform the psychiatric system. It is a call for help and understanding instead of indifference and fear. Dario D’Ambrosi, founder of the Pathological Theater of Rome is one of the major Italian avanguard artists. Author, director and actor, he has been working for over thirty years on his personal research on madness, developing some among the most interesting theater shows on the Italian and International scene.
COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/dario_tutti_non.htm
For an online photo album with a selection of historical photos of Dario D'Ambrosi's New York shows, go to: https://picasaweb.google.com/118006855954301553089/Dario_DAmbrosi
EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 11, 2020
HARLEM REPERTORY THEATRE
TATO LAVIERA THEATRE, 240 E. 123RD STREET
"THE WIZARD OF OZ: A JAZZ MUSICAL FOR ALL AGES "
Harlem Repertory Theatre stages "The Wizard of Oz: a Jazz Musical for All Ages," co-produced by the Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences. This production of the classic musical has a multi-racial cast, a jazzy underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation. Director/choreographer is Keith Lee Grant, Artistic Director of Harlem Rep, who is in the midst of a four-year project of presenting four classic musicals that have lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, who was known in his lifetime as the "social conscience of Broadway."
COMPLETE INFO: www.jsnyc.com/season/oz.htm
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