Alan Cumming weighs in on his recently closed production of The Threepenny Opera:
“It’s sort of a weird thing that you’d normally find off- off-Broadway,” he says. “Broadway is now a code word for a certain type of experience — and we’re not giving that experience.”
Hey, anytime you can get people to pay $100 for an off-off Broadway show, we say good for you! (We didn’t see the show, so we can’t vouch for the shows’ level of off-off-ness.)
Also: make sure to note the name of Alan’s body lotion. Hint: it wouldn’t make it past your spam filter.
Alan Cumming Taking Over Show Business? (SF Chronicle)
What does Alan Cumming smell like? (Gawker.com)
Alan Cumming on Amazon.com
Read more at this post. Once again, we must give props to the subtitle:
Absence of Magic (Quest for the Glove of Never Ending Awesomeness)
Venue: Ensemble Studio Theatre
521 W. 52nd Street
NY, NY 10019
West of 10th Ave on 52nd St.
Wed, July 5th 8 PM
Monday, July 10th 8PM
Tuesday, July 11th 8PM
Reservations: 212- 2471 4982
Does this mean it’s cleaner? There has to be a better joke than that in there somewhere…
“CLEAN” BY BOB EPSTEIN ADDS PERFORMANCES ON THURSDAY, JUNE 29 AT 4 PM
NEW OFFBEAT COMEDY DIRECTED BY
CHRISTOPHER MARING CONTINUES
AT URBAN STAGES THROUGH JULY 1
“CLEAN”, an offbeat new comedy by Bob Epstein which opened June 19 at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, has added a special 4 PM performance on Thursday, June 29. The regular performance schedule is Monday, Wed, Thursday, Friday and Sat at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. The limited Equity engagement continues through July 1st.
Directed by Christopher Maring, this fantastical comedy finds Digby, the spoiled daughter of a wealthy industrialist, on an enlightening LIRR journey to the chic Hamptons. When her daddy is busted for shady business dealings, Digby turns to a quirky entertainment lawyer and an undercover FBI agent (who may be just plain crazy) to prove his innocence and preserve her privileged way of life. Sometimes it’s dirty work keeping clean.
Bob Epstein produced and wrote the feature film “The Gauguin Museum” which has been seen at Slamdance and SXSW Film Festivals. Christopher Maring has directed at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Prospect Theater Company and Emerging Artists Theater.
The cast includes Albert Insinnia, Karl Jacob, John Kudan, Nancy Rodriguez, Cherene Snow, Bjorn Thorstad and introducing Sarah Viccellio as the industrialist’s daughter.
Seats at $18 are available through Smarttix at (212) 868-4444 or via www.smarttix.com.
For more information about “CLEAN” go to www.cleantheplay.com.
OFF-OFF BROADWAY THEATRE LISTINGS
“CLEAN” an offbeat new comedy by Bob Epstein, directed by Christopher Maring at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street through July 1st. Performances Mon, Wed, Thurs, Friday & Sat at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM WITH SPECIAL ADDED 4 PM PERFORMANCE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 29. Tickets at $18 available through Smarttix (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com.
Get $20 advance tickets for this prideful event here.
SOUVENIRS – PRIDE A DEEPER LOVE
Sunday June 25th at 9PM
Get more info here.
Always important to have a good title. As long as nobody unfreezes Walt Disney, this production should be safe.
MICKEY MOUSE IS DEAD stops at 59E59 Theaters before heading to the
Edinburgh Fringe, as part of EAST TO EDINBURGH 2006
Team Rodent : How Disney Devours the World
New York, New York June 23, 2006—59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans,
Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is proud to
welcome the exciting new company Spankin’ Yanks and their NYC
premiere of MICKEY MOUSE IS DEAD by Justin Sherin and directed by
Gordon Carver. Part of EAST TO EDINBURGH at 59E59 Theaters, MICKEY
MOUSE IS DEAD begins performances on Tuesday, July 11 for a limited
engagement through Sunday, July 23. Opening Night is Wednesday, July
12 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Sunday at 7 PM.
Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 members) and can be purchased by
calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at
www.ticketcentral.com. 59E59 Theaters is located at 59 East 59th
Street, between Park and Madison Avenues.
Some high-class cartoon fun at BAM.
BAMcinématek Presents Animation Around the World, July 17-31
Highlights from several prestigious animation festivals include the best of Animateka, Ottawa 2005, and the Clermont-Ferrand festival.
Brooklyn, June 23, 2006-BAMcinématek, the repertory film program at BAM Rose Cinemas, presents Animation Around the World, July 17-31. For the first time we are presenting highlights from animation festivals the world over, including hand-drawn, stop-motion, CG works from an international set of filmmakers.
BAM Rose Cinemas “offers one of the most civilized movie-going experiences in the city,” according to The New York Times. General admission tickets to BAM Rose Cinemas are $10. Tickets are $7 for students 25 and under (with valid I.D. Monday-Thursday, except holidays) seniors, children under twelve, and BAM Cinema Club members. Tickets are available at the BAM Rose Cinemas box office, by phone at 718.777.FILM (order by “name of movie” option), or online at www.bam.org. For more information, call the BAMcinématek hotline at 718.636.4100 or visit www.bam.org.
OMG! Madame, the puppet from Hollywood Squares, is back on stage. It’s not exactly network television, but come on, this is news, dammit. It’s a workshop production, not open for review, but if anyone sees it, let us know what you think. It was a looong time ago, but that pre-AVENUE Q puppet was pretty funny in her day.
Emmy Award Winner & Hollywood Squares Star Returns
MADAME: A COMEBACK FROM ABROAD
July 17 – 31 at The Cutting Room
After an 18 year hiatus, two time Emmy Award winner and Hollywood Squares star MADAME returns with her first full-length live show. Alongside her new partner JOE KOVACS, the legendary comedienne will present a limited engagement workshop of her new show A COMEBACK FROM ABROAD beginning July 17th at The Cutting Room. Please note: this workshop production is not open for review.
Ewww… Well, I guess whatever gets you through the night. Still, that sounds like it would hurt.
WHAT: Sex and Sealing Wax
performed by Romy Nordlinger
written by Romy Nordlinger and Adam Burns
directed by Hilary Adams
video design by Julian Rad
Part of the Seventh Annual Midtown International Theater Festival
SYNOPSIS: A multi-media solo show performed by Romy Nordlinger about the search for sexual freedom under the ever-watchful eye of the media. Darker questions about independence and individuality are also raised – such as just who sets the moral compass in society? An updated and expanded version of the critically acclaimed show Nordlinger brought to the MITF last year.
WHERE: Where Eagles Dare Theatre
347 West 36th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
WHEN: July 22nd – August 6th
Saturday, July 22nd at 8:15pm
Tuesday, July 25th at 8:30pm
Sunday, August 6th at 1:45pm
TICKETS: $18.00, $15.00 for students and seniors
RESERVATIONS: 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com
FESTIVAL INFORMATION: www.midtownfestival.org
SUBWAY INFO: Take the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 trains to 34th Street
Well, by now they’ve already begun.
Not that we want to tell them how to do their marketing, but shouldn’t it be “BEER opens tonight” or “open a BEER tonight”? Okay, maybe not.
See this entry for more.
ROBERT SCOTT SULLIVAN’S
“BEER FOR BREAKFAST”
A WORLD PREMIERE OF A COMEDY ABOUT MEN
WRITTEN BY A MAN WHO KNOWS FROM WHENCE HE SPEAKS
DIRECTED BY A WOMAN WHO UNDERSTANDS HIM
BEGINS PREVIEWS TONIGHT
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21ST
This has nothing to do with off-off Broadway, except that the title of the story sounds like it could be the title of a Fringe show.
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