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ALBANY: 2/28/15 - Fred Hersch Trio @ College of St. Rose -

ARMONK: 10/10-11 - I Do! I Do! @ Small Town Theatre Company, Hergenhan Ctr. -

BEACON: Joanna Mosca EP Release party on 11/7. She will be performing all of my latest songs along with some older favorites. Besides myself, the very talented Peter Calo will be appearing. The show will begin at 8:30 pm at the TOWNE CRIER CAFE (379 Main St. - 845-855-1300 - ). All ticket sales will be donated to the non-profit organization Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which was created to provide trained guide and service dogs to visually impaired men and women, as well as families with children with autism. It would be wonderful if you could come out and show your support for such an amazing cause! See  for more detail

BETHEL: ONGOING PERFORMANCES @ Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts -

BRONX: 11/7-22 - Evita @ City Island theatre Group - (718) 885-3066;

ELMSFORD: 9/25-11/30 - South Pacific; 10/6 - Make Me Laugh Comedy Night; 12/4-28 - Holiday Show @ Westchester Broadway Theatre, One Broadway Plaza - (914) 592-2222;

NYC: 9/9-10/12 - Uncle Vanya; 11/4-12/14 - Major Barbara; 2/10-3/15/15 - The Winter's Tale; 5/5-6/7 - Don Juan @ Pearl Theatre - (212) 598-9802;

NEW ROCHELLE: Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons will be the featured piece when violinist Nurit Pacht and The Symphony of Westchester present an All-Baroque program on 12/14 at 3pm at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. A snow-date of 12/13 at 3pm. has been set.;  (914) 654-4926

NYC: 9/9-10/12 - Uncle Vanya; 11/4-12/14 - Major Barbara; 2/10-3/15 _ The Winter's Tale @ Pearl Theatre Company, 555 W. 42nd St. - (212) 563-9261;

NYC: 10/1-25 - Aire Frio; 10/3-26 - En El Tiempo de las Mariposas (In the Time of the Butterflies); 10/4 & 19 - La Nena se Casa (Our Little Girl is Getting Married); 10/5 & 12 - Barcelo con Hielo; 10/10 - La Zapatera Prodigiosa (the Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife); 10/17 & 26 - Cita a Ciegas (Blind Date); 10/18 - El Amor en Los Tiempos del Colera; 10/23 - El Quijote; 10/24 & 30 - Cronica de Una Muerte Anunciada; 10/28-29 - La Gringa; ; 10/31 - Dona Flor y Sus Dos Maridos @ Repertorio Espanol, 138 East 27th St. -

NYC: Harold Sanditen, the versatile performer who hosts the popular Crazy Coqs open mic in London, will perform the US premiere of his newest show, FLYIN' HIGH, at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, 10/6 at 7pm. FLYIN' HIGH was first seen at London's Crazy Coqs last May. Harold is an intrepid traveller, having visited 65 countries and counting. In this new show he explores the comic side of travel, from Albuquerque to the Zambezi, with songs ranging from Bacharach to Jobim to Weill. He'll be joined on stage by his UK accompanist and arranger, Michael Roulston, along with New York's Tom Hubbard on bass. Barry Kleinbort directs. He will be touring FLYIN' HIGH to California in April, 2015. American born, and London based since 1987, Sanditen began his cabaret career in 2008, after 20 years as a UK-based theatre producer. Since then, he has devised and performed six cabaret shows in as many years, which have played to full houses from London to LA, and has also released 2 CDs. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: Blessed Unrest proudly presents the World Premiere of LYING, adapted by Matt Opatrny from the metaphorical memoir by Lauren Slater, directed and choreographed by Jessica Burr. LYING runs from 10/9-11/3 in a limited engagement at The Interart Theatre, located at 500 West 52 St. Tickets are $18, available online at or by calling 646-238-0829. Tickets are $14 in advance for groups of 4 or more. The show includes sexual content.

NYC: 10/20 - The Tempest @ Playwrights Horizons, Red Bull Theater, 416 W. 42nd St. - (212) 352-3101;

NYC: Richard Holbrook returns for his first cabaret appearance in well over a year on Sunday, 10/19 at 8pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th St. - 212-757-0788 - ). He has an additional show scheduled for Sunday, 10/26. The show, entitled 'Richard Holbrook: The Untapped Fred Astaire Revisited', will focus on the legendary dancer's other talents as a gifted songwriter, excellent musician, and most of all, a superb interpreter of song.

NYC: Boston and Beyond: Berklee’s CMJ Music Marathon Showcase of alumni and student artists takes place on 10/24, 8pm-1am at Carroll Place. The show features rock, Americana, folk, Latin, and electro-pop by Drunken Logic, Tumbleweed Company from Nashville, Kate Diaz, The Western Den (HRR), Los Rumberos de Massachusetts (HRR), Amy & the Engine, and Smoke Season from Los Angeles. Open to all ages. Admission is free for CMJ badge holders and $10 for the general public. Carroll Place is located at 157 Bleecker St. (between Thompson St. and Sullivan St.) - 212-260-1700. NYC: Jackie Draper returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Thursday, 10/16 at 7pm and Sunday, 11/9 at 4pm with her new show 'Designing Woman'. Musical director is Gregory Toroian with direction by Kimberly Vaughn with Ritt Henn on bass and Robbyn Tongue on woodwinds. Special Guest is Frank Ayala. There is an $18 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum

NYC: MAC nominee, Jim Speake brings back his acclaimed show I'm A Brass Band, Jim Speake Sings Cy Coleman celebrating the music of Broadway composer, Cy Coleman for two more performances, on Saturday, 10/11 at 4:30pm and Sunday, 10/19th at 4:30 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). The show is directed by Lennie Watts with musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins, featuring the SRW band. The show includes songs from: "Sweet Charity", "Barnum", "City of Angels", "The Will Rogers Follies", "Seesaw", "The Life", "Wildcat" and more. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum

NEW!! NYC: 10/31 - The 2014 Zombie Prom @ Personal Space Theatrics - 

NYC: 3/6/15 - Fred Hersch Trio @ Flushing Town Hall -

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

NEW!! QUEENS: 10/19 - Fly Guy & Other Stories; 10/25-26 - The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged!); 11/1-2 Valerie Green/Dance Entropy; 11/7-16 - The Cottage; 12/11-21 - A Christmas Carol @ Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S, Flushing Meadows Corona Park - (718) 760-0064;

RHINEBECK: 10/3-12 - Equivocation!; 10/17-19 - Erick Hawkins Dance Company; 10/24-11/9 - Peter Pan; 11/14-23 - The Sunshine Boys; 11/29 - Mysterious Deceptions; 11/3 - Naughty Sweeties: A 1920s Cabaret; 12/5-21 - It's a Wonderful Life; 12/27-28 - David Temple: Sambas in a Season of Joy @ The Center for the Arts at Rhinebeck - (845) 876-3080;

SARATOGA SPRINGS: 10/10-26 - The Addams Family; 12/12-21 - The Jungle Book; 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;


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