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NYC: ClancyWorks Audition Call for Dancers: ClancyWorks is looking for strong and passionate dancers for the upcoming 2014-2015 Performance Season. Auditions to take place in NY, DC and Miami. *DC and Miami audition date to be announced. Dancers should have a strong background in contemporary modern dance with an interest in partnering and exploring ideas analytically as well as physically. It is recommended that you look at our videos in order to get a better sense of our work: www.clancyworks.org/media/video-gallery/. In addition to formal concerts (around 10 each season), ClancyWorks Dance Company conducts a series of Arts in Education Residencies and School Assemblies (around 30 each season) throughout the Greater Washington, DC area. Dancers are paid at a competitive wage for rehearsals and performances, and have the opportunity to earn more funds through teaching in our Arts-In Ed Programs for K-12 students. We also offer professional development and teacher training. WHEN: April 26, 2014 12-2pm; WHERE: Gibney Dance Center Studio 6, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10003. Please email info@clancyworks.org with a resume and headshot to reserve a space. At the audition please provide a $15 registration fee. For more information: (301) 717-9271; www.clancyworks.org 

NEW!! SARATOGA SPRINGS: May 5 & 6 - AUDITIONS FOR THE ADDAMS FAMILY: Home Made Theater announces open auditions for their October production of the regional premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by Marshal Brickman and Rick Elice. General auditions will be held May 5th from 7-9pm and May 6th from 6-7:30pm. No appointments are necessary. For information about audition details and character descriptions visit www.homemadetheater.org, or call the HMT office at 518-587-4427.

Performances/Productions

ALBANY: 5/1-18 - All My Sons @ Albany Civic Theatre, 235 Second Ave. - www.albanycivictheater.org

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON: The roots of Austro-German Romanticism will be explored at the 2014 annual Bard SummerScape festival, which once again offers a sensational summer of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret, keyed to the theme of the 25th anniversary season of the world-renowned Bard Music Festival, Schubert and His World. Held in the Frank Gehry-designed Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and other venues on Bard Colleges idyllic Hudson River campus, the seven-week festival opens 6/27 with the first of three performances of Proscenium Works: 19792011 by the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and closes on August 17 with the conclusion of the Bard Music Festival. Complementing the Bard Music Festivals exploration of Schubert and His World, some of the great Viennese composers most important contemporaries provide key SummerScape highlights. These include the first American revival in 100 years of Carl Maria von Webers opera Euryanthe, as well as a single semi-staged performance of Schuberts rarely performed opera Fierrebras; the world premiere theater production Love in the Wars, an adaptation of Heinrich von Kleists Penthesilea by the Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville; and a film series titled Schubert and the Long 19th Century. Together, SummerScapes offerings help celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the Bard Music Festival dubbed part boot camp for the brain, part spa for the spirit by the New York Times which has since its founding in 1990 done so much to revitalize the classical concert experience. For a complete schedule of SummerScape and Bard Music Festival events (subject to change), follow the links given below. Updates are posted at http://fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape/2014/preview. Tickets for all SummerScape events go on sale to the public on February 18. Fisher Center members receive priority access to the best seats in advance, and those who join the Centers email list receive advance booking opportunities as well as regular news and updates. Bard SummerScape: fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape/2014/preview. Bard Music Festival: http://fishercenter.bard.edu/bmf/2014/preview. Tickets: fishercenter@bard.edu or by phone at 845-758-7900. All program information is subject to change.

NEW!! ASTORIA: 5/1-17 - Allegro @ Astoria Performing Arts Ctr., Good Sherpherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St. @ 30th Rd. - (888) 596-1027; www.apacny.org

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

BUFFALO: 4/25 - GANGSTAGRASS: Keep Talkin' Tour @ Tralf Music Hall

ELMSFORD: 2/27-5/4 - Ragtime; 4/14 - The Cast of Beatlemania; 4/22 - the Belmonts; 5/8-7/27 - Mary Poppins; 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

HARRISON: The Harrison Players Present Open Mic Night, open to EVERYONE! GREAT ENTERTAINMENT FOR JUST $5 PER PERSON! Got a dance routine you're dying to try out? Wrote a poem, or did you read one that you want to share? Do you LOVE to sing, and want to do it on stage? Got a guitar or other instrument solo to test out? Well, COME ON DOWN and show us what you've got! All we ask is that you "Keep It Clean" and appropriate for ALL audience members! Bring your family and friends; it's gonna be FUN! (Come even if you're NOT performing!) $5 Admission for All. Performers must arrive at 7pm to sign in. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 5/3, 7:30pm-9:30pm @ The Veterans' Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave.- 914-698-4599; www.harrisonplayers.org

LEWISTON: I Love My Park Day - 5/3; Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss with Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas & Kacey Musgraves - 6/7; Hall & Oates - 6/10; Lindsey Stirling - 6/12; Morrissey - 6/16; Widespread Panic - 6/17; 7/14 - Sarah McLachlan - www.artpark.net

LEWISTON: Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales - 5/1; I Love My Park Day - 5/3; Fairy House Festival - 6/8; 7/31-8/8 - Mary Poppins
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LONG ISLAND CITY: Variations Theatre Group proudly presents a limited engagement of BOOGIE STOMP! direct to NYC from the production’s sold out tour of Russia. 5/8-15 @ The Chain Theatre. Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with matinees Sunday at 3 PM through May 31st. (There will be a special gala performance May 16th at 7 PM including a cocktail reception and catered buffet supper.) Tickets to BOOGIE STOMP! are $45 and are available through www.VariationsTheatreGroup.com or by calling 866-811-4111. The Chain Theatre is located at 21-28 45th Rd.

NEW!! MOHEGAN LAKE: YCP TheaterWorks presents the farcical black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring @ the Van Cortlandtville School Theater, directly across from the Cortlandt Town Shopping Center on May 3 at 8pm, May 10 at 2pm & 8pm, May 4 & 11 at 2pm. Tickets are $18, adults; $15, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online through PayPal at a discount, $17/$14, at www.YCPTW.org  or at the door. Group rates are available.

NEW ROCHELLE: The Symphony of Westchester’s season concludes 5/3 at 8pm, when pianist Adam Kent will play an all-Gershwin program of Piano Concerto in F major, Rhapsody in Blue and “I’ve Got Rhythm” Variations. Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium is at 715 North Ave. Individual concert tickets are $50 for general admission, $35 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students. New this season is on-line ticketing at www.thesymphonyofwestchester.org.  Tickets can still be purchased by phone at (914) 654-4926. More information is available by emailing info@thesymphonyofwestchester.org.

NYC: Thru 4/19 - Besame Mucho: Latinas Sing Latinas; 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

Thru 5/14 - Anagramazon; Thru 5/17 - Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer; Thru 5/21 - This Too Shall Suck; Thru 5/28 - Stand Up Against Everything; Thru 5/31 - Bill W. & Dor. Bob; 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

NYC: Thru 8/10 - Violet @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St. - (212) 719-1300;  www.roundabouttheatre.orgNYC: 3/21-8/31 - CABARET @ The Kit Kat Klub, Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St. - (212) 719-1300; www.roundabouttheatre.org

NYC: ESPO PRODUCTIONS in association with MC of NY and World Tree Productions, are pleased to announce the Off-Broadway world premiere of JACKIE AND MARILYN, written by Sheri Graubert and directed by Sanja Bestic . JACKIE AND MARILYN, a play with music about one of the most talked about possible love triangles in American history, will play a four week limited engagement at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St.) 4/17-5/3. Opening Night is Friday, 4/18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18-65 and are now available online at www.Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 or by visiting the Theatre Row box office.

NYC: Baby Jane Dexter returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 West 22nd St. - 212-206-0440) with her acclaimed More Rules of the Road, on 4/18 & 25, 7pm. More Rules of the Road 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 from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This show includes compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin, as well as something by Mike Scott from the Waterboys and a song written by Randy Newman and introduced by Baby Jane. She also does a new blues written by Vivien Wolsk suggested by KT Sullivan, and songs by greats like Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: 4/22-5/25 - The Rivals @ Pearl theatre Co., 555 42nd St. - www.pearltheatre.org

NYC: Award-winning singer/actress Vickie Phillips celebrates her birthday with her three songwriting heroes at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 West 22nd St. - 212-206-0440) on 4/24 at 9:30pm.

NYC: 4/28 - Aloud: It's Got to Be Now Album Release Show @ The Bowery Electric - www.allthingsaloud.com

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 ) at 7pm: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 & 5/19. She is joined by musical director Jon Delfin at the piano and Saadi Zain 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: Steve Goodman, the Chicago-born folk music singer-songwriter, is brought to life by Elaine St. George, in a loving tribute that began an extended run at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 W. 46th St. - 212-757-0788) on 4/30 at 7:30pm.

NYC: Marieann Meringolo brings her new show Crazy Love to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 W. 22nd St. - 212-206-0440) on 5/1 at 7pm

NYC: Wall to Wall Cabaret returns to PETER JAY SHARP THEATER at SYMPHONY SPACE (2537 Broadway at 95th St. - 212-864-5400 - www.symphonyspace.org ) on 5/3 (4-11pm). This joyous romp through the world of cabaret, from Kurt Weill and Edith Piaf to Cole Porter and Cy Coleman, celebrates the speakeasies and nightclubs of Prohibition, the elegant hotel cabarets and jazz clubs that introduced Sarah Vaughan and Eartha Kitt, and the cabaret renaissance taking place right now with new artists reinventing beloved songs. Hosted by James Naughton, with Wall to Wall Trio (Russ Kassoff: Piano, Jay Arbo: Bass, John Redsecker: Drums)and featuring an impressive roster of surprise guests. The day kicks off with a Master Class by Barbara Cook at 3:00 pm, followed by Wall to Wall performances beginning at 4:00 pm. Wall to Wall Cabaret is part of the Sleeping Around Festival.

NYC: 2014 MAC AWARD nominee (Best Male Vocalist) Frank Torren will reprise his acclaimed 2013 show Moment to Moment at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 W. 46th St. - 212-757-0788 - www.donttellmamanyc.com) on 5/4 (4pm)5/7 & 14 (7pm). Musical Director is Rick Unterberg. Theater has been a major part of Frank Torren's life since he was a young lad in the Latin Quarter of Tampa, Florida. His first theatrical pursuit was the lead in the school play, "The Little Dog Laughed." Soon he had teamed up with his sister to perform a dance act which toured all over and even was invited to a festival in Cuba. Over the years, Frank has devoted his professional life to theater, appearing in many musical comedies including Room Service, Say Darling, The Desk Set, Reluctant Debutante, Mary Mary, and the role of Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. He performed with Diana Sands and Julius La Rosa in the first national tour of Hallelujah, Baby; had a costarring role in Zorba with Michael Kermoyan and Vivian Blaine; performed with Ann Reinking in Anything Goes and Jan Peerce in Fiddler on the Roof; toured in the National company of Seesaw with John Raitt and Liz Torres. Now Frank Torren's autobiographical show goes into its second chapter with "Moment to Moment." It's a whole new cavalcade of carefully-selected songs that have much professional and personal meaning for Frank. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: Singer/ songwriter Mike Schuil takes his new show Time in a Bottle to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 Wt 22nd St. - 212-206-0440 - www.metropolitanroom.com ) on 5/10 7pm. The 60s and 70s saw the rise of the singer/songwriter, musicians like Bob Dylan, Jimmy Webb, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon and others. In his new show Schuil revisits and re-imagines the work of these iconic writers in a highly personal show, enhanced by the stunning arrangements of Music Director, Wells Hanley and the beautiful cello of Noah Hoffield, and the direction of Bistro Award winner Gerry Geddes. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: 2014 MAC NOMINEE Jim Speake brings back his acclaimed show celebrating the music of Broadway composer, Cy Coleman: I'm A Brass Band, Jim Speake Sings Cy Coleman at the Duplex. Performances at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher St. - 212-255-5438 - www.theduplex.com ) are scheduled for 5/10 (4:30pm), 5/13 (7pm) & 5/18 (4:30pm). 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. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: Jude Treder Wolff brings Crazytown: My First Psychopath to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd St., NYC - 212-362-2590; http://stage72.com ) on 5/18 (3pm). CrAzYToWn: my first psychopath, is creative arts therapist Jude Treder-Wolff's comic take and true story - about a shocking encounter with a deceptive, dangerous person - the nicest guy you never want to meet. Its an insanely funny look at how working in psychiatry right about the time of savage funding cuts helps an over-eager therapist get over herself, when nothing else seemed to be working. 55% funnier than any other show with "psychopath" in the title according to research studies we just made up. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/616499

NYC: 3 VOICES THEATRE is pleased to announce the world premiere of MEIN UNCLE, written and directed by Aliza Shane (NY IT Award for Outstanding Short Script, The Three Sillies). MEIN UNCLE, an absurdist fairytale about the seeds of inhumanity, will play 5/29-6/8 @ The Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette St., 3rd Fl. Tickets are $18 and available at www.3VoicesTheatre.com.

NYC: Clark Warren returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, 34 W. 22nd St. - 212-206-0440 - www.metropolitanroom.com ) on 5/30, 7pm with his new show Lucky So and So: Jazz and Standards with a Twist. He is joined by Dan Furman on piano, with John Burr on bass and David Sillman on drums. From major TV voiceovers, to his hosting of three syndicated music programs, to his appearances at New York's Birdland, Clark has shared a lifetime of entertaining, in theater, on radio, TV, and nightclubs with appreciative reviewers and fans. Clark's show is like the great Manhattan nightclub performances of days gone by, a great voice doing great songs. Voices like Buddy Greco, Mark Murphy, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin and now, Clark Warren. The songs are special, the instrument superb, all brought together by supreme taste. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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.

QUEENS: The Society of American Magicians, Parent Assembly Number 1, in association with Queens Theatre, is pleased to present the 105th Annual Salute to Magic, commemorating the role of magic in the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1964 and 1939 New York World’s Fairs. The performance will be 5/17 at 8pm at Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Tickets are just $45, available online at http://queenstheatre.org/105th-salute-magic  or by calling the Box Office at 718-760-0064. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Queens Theatre Box Office, Monday 10am to 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am -3pm. (Senior discount available).

RHINEBECK: 4/4-13- The Comedy of Errors; 4/25-27 - The Rocky Horror Show; 5/2-25 - Miss Saigon @ Rhinebeck Ctr. for the Arts - (845) 876-3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

ROCHESTER: 4/26 - GANGSTAGRASS: Keep Talkin' Tour @ Montage Music Hall

NEW!! SARATOGA SPRINGS: Thru May 4 - HMT presents BOEING BOEING, Marc Camoletti’s hilarious comedy. Tickets are $26 and $23, with discounts available for seniors, students, and groups. An optional dinner package is available with Bookmakers Restaurant and Lounge at The Holiday Inn for $22 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. For tickets, call the HMT office at 518-587-4427 or visit www.homemadetheater.org

NEW!! SARATOGA SPRINGS: 5/16-17 – HMT presents FAME, JR. HMT’s Youth Musical Conservatory. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Seating is general admission. For more information see the HMT web site, www.homemadetheater.org,  or call the HMT office at 518-587-4427.

SCHUYLERVILLE: 4/27 - The Puppet People: The Last Dragon; 5/18 - Bobby Dick: Rock & Roll 101; 6/8 - The McKrells @ Schuylerville Community Theatre, Schuylerville H.S. Auditorium - 695-5480; www.scttheater.org

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