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Auditions/Opportunities

BRONX: 8/15 (7:30pm adults); 8/16 (1:30pm children; 2:30pm adults) - EVITA @ City Island theater Group, Grace Hall, 116 City Island Ave. - auditions@cityislandtheatergroup.com. Prepare 16-32 bars of an uptempo or ballad musical theatre/pop song that really shows off your voice and range. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Sheet music should be in the appropriate key. You may be asked to sing the entire song. There will be no dancing at this call. All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to attend. Production: 11/7-22/14.

Performances/Productions

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

ARMONK: 8/9 - Our Town; 8/23 - The Swingaroos @ Small Town Theatre Co., Wampus Brook Park - www.smalltowntheatre.com

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

ELMSFORD: 7/31-9/21 - The Wizard of Oz; 9/25-11/30 - South Pacific; 12/4-28 - Holiday Show @ Westchester Broadway Theatre, One Broadway Plaza - (914) 592-2222; www.broadwaytheatre.com

LEWISTON: 9/7 - Lorde - www.artpark.net

LEWISTON: 7/31-8/8 - Mary Poppins
- www.artpark.net

NYC: Thru 9/6 - Simon Lovell: Don't Press Charges; 4/25-5/31 - Last of the Knotts; 4/27-5/18 - Jamaica Farewell @ SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street - www.sohoplayhouse.com

NEW!! NYC: DBD PRODUCTIONS presents the world premiere of HALFWAY, NEBRASKA as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC, written by Briandaniel Oglesby (She Gets Naked in the End - Latinidad Award) and directed by Daniel R. Melnick.HALFWAY, NEBRASKA will play a limited engagement at Venue #4: Teatro LATEA at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. Performances are 8/8 & 19 at 8:45pm, 8/10 at noon, 8/14 at 5:30pm, 8/22 at 4:45pm. Tickets are $18. Tickets may be purchased online or on your smartphone up to 30min prior to the performance at www.fringenyc.org.  Tickets may also be purchased in person at FringeCentral the day prior to the performance, or at the performance venue 15min prior to the performance (credit card only). For info visit www.halfway-nebraska.com 

NYC: Thru 8/10 - Violet @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St. - (212) 719-1300;  www.roundabouttheatre.org

NYC: Thru 8/31 - CABARET @ The Kit Kat Klub, Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St. - (212) 719-1300; www.roundabouttheatre.org

NYC: 6/13-29 - JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT and Artistic Director David Winitsky, are pleased to announce the exciting line-up of OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theatre. The festival officially opened Tuesday night with a special presentation of True Bible Studies by Robert Askins, directed by Benjamin Kamine as part of Into the Night: Downtown’s Tikkun Leil Shavuot at The 14th Street Y. The line-up includes readings of new plays by Ben Gassman, Tom Block, M.J. Kaufman, Lenelle Moise, Lila Feinberg and the featured workshop production of G-d’s Honest Truth by Renee Calarco, directed by David Winitsky. OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theatre plays a limited engagement June 13th through June 29th, 2014 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003). Tickets are free (suggested donation of $18) and are available by calling 347-878-5771 or online at www.jewishplaysproject.org/tickets

 

NYC: The Amoralists will be presenting The Gyre, a two play repertory exploring man’s vicious cycles, featuring the World Premiere of Derek Ahonen’s The Qualification of Douglas Evans, a surrealistic exploration of the pleasures and pains of addiction, directed by James Kautz, and the World Premiere of Mark Roberts’ Enter at Forest Lawn, a darkly comic peek inside the not-so-funny world of network television, directed by Jay Stull. Shows run from 6/26-8/9 in a limited 7-week engagement at Walkerspace (46 Walker St.) in NYC. The Qualification of Douglas Evans begins previews 6/26 for a 7/15 opening. Enter at Forest Lawn begins previews 6/27 for a 7/14 opening. For more info you can visit www.TheAmoralists.com

NYC: The award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company and Artistic Director Tim Errickson, are excited to announce A Boomerang Summer in the Park, where two of the most beloved works by William Shakespeare will be presented in Central Park & Bryant Park Shakespeare at Bryant Park, as part of the company’s 15 years presenting exceptional outdoor theatre. A Boomerang Summer in the Park includes, Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, directed by John Greenleaf (The Acting Company, Steppenwolf, Australian Elizabethan Theatre), presented in Central Park (69th St.& Central Park W), 6/21-7/20; and Shakespeare’s LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST, directed by Cailin Heffernan, presented in Bryant Park (between 40th & 42nd St & 5th & 6th Avenues), 8/14-30. Both shows are free to the public (no reservation required). For more information visit www.boomerangtheatre.org.

NYC: Tony Middleton is turning 80 and there will be a celebration of this momentous occasion at JAZZ AT KATANO (66 Park Avenue, NYC) on 6/26 - 8pm & 10pm pm. Reservations: 212-885-7119

NEW!! NYC: 54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents ARLO HILL in I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF FRANK LOESSER -  7/2. There is a $25-$35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

NYC: 7/7-15 - CLONED! will play a limited engagement at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St). Performances are Monday, July 7th @ 7pm (Opening Night), Thursday, July 10th @ 5pm, Friday, July 11th @ 1pm, Saturday, July 12th @ 9 pm & Tuesday, July 15th @ 8:30pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at nymf.org, by calling 212-352-3101, or by visiting the Signature Theatre Box Office (from Midday until the last performance commences).  

NYC: New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating thirty years of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, have announced the Play Readings Festival lineups that will bookend their upcoming 30th Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 - July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Full programming will be announced at a later date. Subscription-only sales are now available online. Readings Festival #2: 7/25-27 - The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll; American Pop by Michael Friedman, directed by Trip Cullman; Turn Me Loose by Gretchen Law, directed by John Gould Rubin; Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by David Hyde Pierce; Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. Visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu for more info and to purchase subscription tickets.

NYC: 7/27 - Cynthia Hopkins @ Joe's Pub -http://cynthiahopkins.com

NYC: 9/1-4/27 - Dona Flor y Sus Dos Maridos; 9/7-5/18 - Entrada Gratis* (*Gratis No Hat Nada!); 9/22 - 21; 9/13-6/10 La Gringa; 9/14-5/13 - En El Tiempo de las Nariposas; 9/19-5/25 - La Nena se Casa; 10/11-4/4 - El Amor en Los Tiempos Del Colera; 10/18 & 21 - Cita a Ciegas; 10/19-5/14 - Cronica de Una Muerte Anaunciada; 10/24-5/21 - El Quijote; 10/31-5/15 - La Casa de Bernarda Alba; 2/7-5/2 - La Zapatera Prodigiosa @ Repertorio Espanol, 138 East 27th St. - www.repertorio.org

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; www.pearltheatre.org

NYC: Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced today that music icon Billy Joel has added an eighth show at Madison Square Garden on 8/7, 2014, as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series. The performance is part of Joel’s franchise run at The World’s Most Famous Arena. Prices range from $64.50 to $124.50. NEW!! NYC: 9/15 & 16 - Lorde @ United Palace - http://tickets.lorde.co.nz

NYC: 3/6/15 - Fred Hersch Trio @ Flushing Town Hall - http://fredhersch.com

WOODSTOCK: 8/2 - Fred Hersch Trio w/Julian Lage @ Maverick Concerts - http://fredhersch.com

WINDHAM: 8/30 - Fred Hersch Trio @ Windham Chamber Music Festival - http://fredhersch.com

Workshops/Classes

NEW!! QUEENS: Queens Theatre (QT) is proud to announce the launch of their first annual Summer Musical Theatre Program for kids ages 7 to 14 – SHOWSTOPPERS ! In just two weeks, rising young stars will create and perform an original pocket-sized musical play. The Theatre’s program takes students through the entire of process of creating a musical play from auditions to writing and rehearsing, culminating in a performance on their Mainstage. SHOWSTOPPERS Summer Musical Theatre Program 7/21-8/15 at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368). More information is available at www.queenstheatre.org

 
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