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Last Update: 12/15/14

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

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

BROOKLYN: 1/29 - Pearl and the Beard @ Rough Trade

ELMSFORD: 12/4-28 - Holiday Show @ Westchester Broadway Theatre, One Broadway Plaza - (914) 592-2222; www.broadwaytheatre.com

ITHACA: 1/25 - Pearl and the Beard @ The Dock

NEW ROCHELLE: 2/8 & 5/2 - Symphony of Westchester @ Iona College - www.thesymphonyofwestchester.org

NYC: ONGOING PERFORMANCES @ Repertorio Espanol, 138 East 27th St. - www.repertorio.org

NYC: 11/13-1/4 - Nutcracker Rouge @ Company XIV, The Public Theater in Colonnade Row - http://CompanyXIV.com. Performances are 11/14-15 & 21-22 at 7:30PM; 11/16 & 23 at 2PM

NYC: Baby Jane Dexter's new show Rules of the Road (Part 3) debuts at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 W. 22nd St. - 212-206-0440; www.metropolitanroom.com - 11/21-12/27. All shows at 7pm. Sharing the stage will be her longtime Musical Director Ross Patterson. Rules of the Road (Part 3) is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes, through song, from life and a brilliant performing career. Her totally unforgettable song choices have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This new 2014 show will include compelling songs by Rogers & Hammerstein, Cy Coleman & Peggy Lee and Peter Allen & Carol Bayer Sager, as well as songs by Leslie Bricusse, Billy Roy, Leiber & Stoller, Mike Scott, Randy Newman and John Bucchino. As always in her shows, there will be her trademark unexpected twists and turns that laugh at life as well as leaving her audiences emotionally moved. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: A celebration of Dame Shirley Bassey's illustrious career, THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY, is an unforgettable musical tribute written by Ben Cameron and Alan Winner, with musical direction by Andy Roninson, under the direction by Cameron and starring Winner. THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY, returns for a one night only special engagement on 12/18 at 9:30PM at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St. Tickets are $22.50-$115.00 (plus 2 beverage minimum), for reservations call 212-206-0440 (recommended) or purchase online at www.metropolitanroom.com 

NYC: 12/29 - The Chaste Maid in Cheapside (Lucille Lortel Theatre); ONGOING PERFORMANCES @ Red Bull Theater - (212) 343-7394; www.redbulltheater.com

NYC: THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - www.metropolitanroom.com ) will attempt to achieve a Guinness World Record by presenting a 3-day, 60 hour, marathon Variety Show running from 1/1 (New Year's Day) at 7pm - 1/4 at 7am. The marathon, which is eligible to become a Guinness World Records record-holder for longest variety show ever, will feature up to 100 Metropolitan Room artists, from its most prominent stars to its most promising emerging talents. On two nights of the event, Friday & Saturday, January 2nd & 3rd, Marilyn Maye will perform a full hour show at 7pm. (Separate ticket purchase necessary). A complete line-up of the participating artists - anticipated to number 100 - will be announced on December 1st on the club's website. Day passes cost $25 per person, or $60 for a three-day pass. The club offers a complimentary beverage with each ticket purchased. There are no other food/drink minimums except for the Marilyn May shows.

NYC: THE ACTUAL DANCE, LLC is pleased to announce Samuel A. Simon's THE ACTUAL DANCE, directed by Kate Holland. THE ACTUAL DANCE will play a limited engagement at the Studio Theatre (Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street). Performances are 1/10-2/1/15. Tickets are $26.25 and available at www.theatrerow.org

NYC: Susan Hodgdon returns to DON'T TELL MAMA, 343 W. 46th St. - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com - with 2 final performances of her I Could Go on Singing: The Songs of Judy Garland on 1/15/15 at 7pm.

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

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

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

QUEENS: 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; www.queenstheatre.org

QUEENS: Queens Theatre (QT) and its resident theatre company, Titan Theatre Company, join forces to present a soaring, WORLD PREMIERE adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL adapted by Titan Literary Director Emily Trask and Titan Artistic Director Lenny Banovez. A CHRISTMAS CAROL will play a two week limited engagement at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park). 12/11-21. Tickets ($30 each or 4 for $100) are available at www.queenstheatre.org.

RHINEBECK: 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; www.centerforperformingarts.org

SALEM: 11/8 (8pm) - The famed NY State Singing Anchors return to The CABARET AT FORT SALEM THEATER, 11 East Broadway - 518-854-9200; www.fortsalemtheater.com

SARATOGA SPRINGS: 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; www.homemadetheater.org

SYRACUSE: 12/5-20 - Amahl and the Night Visitors @ Open Hand Theater, First English Lutheran Church, 501 James St. - www.openhandtheater.org

SYRACUSE: 1/27 - Pearl and the Beard @ The Westcott

Workshops/Classes

NYC: BEING TRAGIC! 4-DAY ACTING WORKSHOP: "THE GREEKS" with OLYMPIA DUKAKIS - 2/20-23/15, 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 - 5/23/15, 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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