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New York Headlines

bullet Elements Theatre Company Brings "Pound of Flesh" Touring Program to New York City in Conjunction with Merchant of Venice Performances (1/25-2/11)
bullet Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights in Jazz 2015 Schedule Announced (NYC) (Opens 2/19/15)
bullet Theatre 167 Presents a World Premiere Production of The Church of Why Not (NYC) (2/20-3/15)
bullet NEW!! Metropolitan Playhouse Presents The Record-Setting Broadway Blockbuster The Man of the Hour: A Tale of Progressive Politics Inspired by Tammany Hall (NYC) (2/20-3/22)
bullet No-Win Productions to Present World Premiere of Woyzeck, FJF at New Ohio Theatre (NYC) (2/28-3/21)

Auditions/Opportunities

BRONX: 2/20 (7:45PM) & 7/21 (2pm) - Twelve Angry Men @ City Island Theater Group, Grace Hall, 116 City Island Ave. - auditions@cityislandtheatergroup.com; 718-885-30. Production: 4/24-5/3

MISC: A NYC based production company is currently seeking actors that are chasing their dreams of making it BIG in the Big Apple. LOOKING FOR MEN AND WOMEN WITH ACTING EXPERIENCE OR A RECENT DEGREE IN THEATER/ FILM. YOU MUST CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE NEW YORK AREA. The show will feature the cast as they work on their craft attending acting, dance, and/or singing lessons, and as they go on auditions as well as their daily trials and tribulations. The reality show is being developed and pitched to a major network. This is the ultimate exposure you’ve been waiting for! Please email your headshot and resume to seeingstarscasting@gmail.com  to be considered, as well as, a brief description of any struggles/ dreams/ funny moments/ heartaches of your journey as an actor. Pay TBD. 02

Performances/Productions

ALBANY: 2/28 - Fred Hersch Trio @ College of St. Rose - http://fredhersch.com

ARMONK: 2/27-28 - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike @ Small Town Theatre Co., The Hergenhan Ctr. - www.smalltowntheatre.com

ASTORIA: Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Dev Bondarin. 4/30-5/23 @ Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@ 30th Rd) - www.APACNY.org

BETHEL: ONGOING PERFORMANCES @ Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts - www.bethelwoodscenter.org

BRONX: 2/27-3/8 - Outside Mullingar; 4/24-5/3 - 12 Angry Men; 11/6-15 - TBA @ City Island Theater Group, Grace Hall, 116 City Island Ave. - www.cityislandtheatergroup.com

ELMSFORD: 1/29-4/5 - Camelot; 3/24 - Steve Lippia: Centennial Sinatra; 4/9-7/5 - West Side Story; 7/9-8/16 - Godspell; 8/20-9/27 - Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical; 10/1-11/29 & 12/30-1/31/16 - Show Boat; 12/3-27 - Tim & Scrooge @ Westchester Broadway Theatre - (914) 592-2222; www.broadwaytheatre.com

LONG ISLAND CITY: 4/8-19 - Nicu's Spoon is pleased to announce its production of RED NOSES by Olivier Award-winning playwright Peter Barnes, directed by Stephanie Barton-Farcas. RED NOSES will play a two week limited engagement at The Secret Theater, 4402 23rd St. Opening night gala performance 4/8, 8pm. www.SpoonTheatre.org; 866-811-4111

NEW ROCHELLE: Violinist Kristin Lee and cellist Sophie Shao will join the Symphony of Westchester for an all-Brahms program 5/2 at 8pm at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, 715 North Ave. Ticket prices are $50 general admission, $35 seniors (65+) and $15 students. On-line ticketing is available at the Symphony’s website www.thesymphonyofwestchester.org. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at (914) 654-4926. More information is available on the website or by emailing info@thesymphonyofwestchester.org

NYC: 1/31-3/1 - Pretty Filthy @ The Civilians, Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St. - www.abronsartscenter.org

NYC: 2/10-3/15 - The Winter's Tale; 5/5-6/7 - Don Juan @ Pearl Theatre - (212) 598-9802; www.pearltheatre.org

NYC: 3/2 - The Dutch Courtesan; 3/9 - Perkin Warbeck @ Revelation Readings, Red Bull Theater, Cherry Lane Theater - www.redbulltheater.com

NYC: 2/20 & 25, 4/17 & 29 - Powerhouse vocalist Tanya Moberly returns to DON'T TELL MAMA, 343 W. 46th St. - 212-757-0788 - with her new show series "Songs I Feel Like Singing", with four different shows with four different musical directors. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $20 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: Beloved show business veterans Chuck and Kelley Karel take the stage at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE, 407 W. 42nd St. - 212-695-6909 - www.westbankcafe.com - for One Night Only, 2/26 at 7pm, in their delightful new show "With You". The evening celebrates the unique paths their acclaimed individual careers have taken as well as the road they've shared together. The show is directed by Miles Phillips, with musical direction by Jason Wynn. There is a $20 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: Sue Matsuki returns to the cabaret stage after a 1 year hiatus with her show 'Songs I Love To Sing' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 W. 22nd St. - 212-206-0440; www.metropolitanroom.com - 2/26 at 7pm. Musical director is Gregory Toroian. This evening will benefit Joseph Macchia's Cabaret Cares, Help in on the Way, Today, raising money for children living with HIV & AIDS.
CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBER EVENT

NYC: The Dana Lorge Variety Show returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 W. 22nd St. - 212-206-0440; www.metropolitanroom.com - 2/27 at 7pm. Dana is joined on stage by Barry Levitt on piano and Jon Burr on bass along with special guests: Tom Wopat, Tracey O'Farrell, Sue Matsuki, Nancy Redman and Danny Bacher. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: Robin Westle is hosting a benefit for Helpusadopt.org on 3/1 at 7pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE, 407 W. 42nd St. - 212-695-6909. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett the show features Robin Westle (Host and Performer), Eric Michael Gillett (Director and Performer), La Tanya Hall (Special Guest Star) plus Andy Milne (Special Guest Star), Billie Roe (Multi-Award Winner), Stephen Mitchell Brown, Patrick Dwyer,Victoria Sorrentino, and Leah Jennings. Musical Director is Tracy Stark with Matt Scharfglass on Bass and Jonathan Kantor on Reeds. Helpusadopt.org is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) financial assistance grant program providing qualified couples and individuals with grants of up to $15,000 towards their domestic, international, foster, or special needs adoption expenses. Ms. Westle has recently joined the organization's board of directors. Through the generous contributions of donors, Helpusadopt.org is able to assist others in overcoming the financial obstacles they face when seeking to adopt. Helpusadopt.org's average grant is approximately $8,500 and since the organization's launch in 2007, Helpusadopt.org has helped to build 134 families by awarding over $1,000,000 in total adoption grants. For more information, please see their web site at www.Helpusadopt.org. There is a $25 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: Jazz headliner Carol Fredette and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Lillias White will be among the eleven performers honored at the 30th Annual Bistro Awards gala, which recognizes outstanding achievement in New York cabaret, jazz, and comedy. The celebration will take place on 3/4, 6:30pm at GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB, 208 West 23rd St.- 212-367-9000; www.gothamcomedyclub.com.  Premium Tickets are $135, which includes the pre-show Champagne reception, priority seating, and the ticket-buyers' names listed in the program; General Admission tickets are $80. Ticket-buyers in both categories are invited to the "After Bistros" supper party as guests of the Bistros. Show-only tickets are available at $70. A two-drink minimum applies to all ticket categories.

NYC: Donna Hayes returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 W. 22nd St. - 212-206-0440 on 3/6 at 7pm with her newest show "Ordinary Miracles" directed by Gretchen Reinhagen with musical direction by Justin Stoney. Added to the mix for this show are Matt Scharfglass on bass and Donna Kelly on drums. Donna shares her stories through songs ranging from brand new R&B, classic rock, show tunes, oldies to reggae - by artists and songwriters such as Carole King, John Legend, Stephanie Mills, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Tracy Chapman, Kander & Ebb, Phillip Phillips, and more. These are Donna's personal accounts, and the songs that remind her that the world around us is not so ordinary after all. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: 3/6 - Fred Hersch Trio @ Flushing Town Hall - http://fredhersch.com

NYC: 3/6-12 - Hierba mala nunca muere; ONGOING PERFORMANCES @ Repertorio Espanol, 138 East 27th St. - www.repertorio.org

NYC: Carol Shedlin celebrates her legacy as a Child of the '30s in her newest cabaret show at DON'T TELL MAMA, 343 W. 46th St. - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com - with two encore performances of her " Child of the '30s" show on 3/10 & 16, both at 7pm. She is joined by musical director Jon Delfin at the piano and Boots Maleson on bass. Carol is thrilled to present her sophisticated evening of songs from the 1930s, filled with the romance of that black-and-white, cut-on-the-bias, Art Deco world of "Let's Pretend". Carol sings a collection of often offbeat and quirky (but always beguiling) period tunes, and entertains with her recollections about special moments from her somewhat eccentric, early childhood. Celebrating more than twenty years of "impeccable musical taste," Carol continues her tradition of creating cabaret evenings featuring an intriguing song list, mixing old favorites with lesser-known rarities. Director: Aaron Morishita, There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets - www.macnyc.com) will have their annual MAC AWARDS EVENT on 3/26 @ BB KING'S BLUES CLUB, 237 West 42nd St. - 212-997-4144; www.bbkingsblues.com . Baby Jane Dexter will receive The MAC Life Time Achievement Award at the event.

NYC: 3/28 & 29 - Celia Berk returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 West 22nd St. - 212-206-0440; www.metropolitanroom.com

NYC: 4/25-5/31 - Last of the Knotts; 4/27-5/18 - Jamaica Farewell @ SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street - www.sohoplayhouse.com

RHINEBECK: 2/6-22 - The Who's TOMMY; 2/27-3/22 - La Cage aux Folles; 3/27-29 - illume; 4/10-26 - 9th Annual Sam Scripps Shakespeare Festival; 5/1-3 - Dark Echoes; 5/8-10 - Hudson Valley Playwrights; 5/15-6/7 - The Producers @ The Center for the Arts at Rhinebeck - (845) 876-3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

SARATOGA SPRINGS: 2/13-3/1 - The Complete History of America (Abridged); 4/17-5/3 - The Man Who Came to Dinner @ Home Made Theater, Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park - (518) 587-4427; www.homemadetheater.org

NEW!! SARATOGA SPRINGS: 3/13 (7pm) – A PRE-ST. PATRICK’S DAY CONCERT WITH THE MCKRELLS! This festive Irish evening will showcase musical entertainment suitable for all ages. General admission tickets are $15. For tickets or more info visit www.homemadetheater.org  or call the HMT office at 518-587-4427.

Workshops/Classes

NYC: BEING TRAGIC! 4-DAY ACTING WORKSHOP: "THE GREEKS" with OLYMPIA DUKAKIS - 2/20-23, 10:30am-6:30pm. A very special opportunity to expand the depth and scale of your work with one of the world’s leading interpreters of Greek theater. This four day workshop will challenge your emotional capacity while equipping you with tools to stay grounded and truthful within the heightened world of Ancient Greek drama, with applicable skills to acting of any kind. Taught exclusively by Olympia Dukakis, this workshop is filled with detailed one-on-one work. Red Bull Theater, 191 7th Ave. - 212.343.7394; www.redbulltheater.com

NYC: TALKING TO YOURSELF! 1-DAY MONOLOGUE INTENSIVE with JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON - 5/23, 10:30am-6:30pm. One of New York’s best Shakespearean actors will fire up your classical monologue, so bring your Shakespearean soliloquy and prepare for an intense work session! This single day intensive will provide detailed and specific work on a piece you have prepared. Starting with group work and moving to individual attention, this class will put you through all your paces and leave your classical monologue firing on all cylinders. Red Bull Theater, 191 7th Ave. - 212.343.7394; www.redbulltheater.com

 



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