August 16, 2006
From the good folks at FringeNYC and SpinCycle, a big ol’ party:
Wednesday, August 16:
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS (49 Grove, between 7th Ave. & Bleecker St — one
block below Christopher St.)
The New York International Fringe Festival is back in town. Come meet
the cast and creators of some of the best and gayest shows in the
festival. Other benefits: NO cover charge, FREE Cosmos from 10pm –
11pm, $6 drink specials all night, and music by DJ Chip Duckett
(including brand new songs from FERGIE, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, BEYONCE,
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, SCISSOR SISTERS, JESSICA SIMPSON and PARIS
HILTON). Now That’s what Friends are for! Doors open at 10pm. Every
August 11, 2006
You’ve got to be nuts to open your show the same day as the The New York International Fringe Festival. Well, these folks are that nuts! The show sounds like it could be fun: a werewolf musical.
Blue moon, I saw you standing alone…
Oh, sorry. We’re back. Info and press release are below:
AUTUMN MOON: A Rock Musical Thriller
David Velarde, book, music & lyrics
Jonathan Stuart Cerullo, director
Wings Theater Company, producer
Wings Theater, venue
154 Christopher Street, NYC
August 11-September 2
(Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00… Sunday at 3:30 and 8:00… no perfs on August 13 or 14)
Tickets – $20
Autumn Moon: A Rock Musical Thriller will make its world premiere at The Wings Theatre from August 11-September 2.
It’s been 10 years since the first New York International Fringe Festival. In a way, it seems like it’s always been here, and also that it started yesterday. A few stats from Jason Zinoman’s article in Time Out New York:
The budget is now $800,000. 10 years ago it was $74,000
About 20,000 tickets were sold in 1997. Last year, about 70,000
There are basically the same number of shows now as there were in 1997
Zinoman’s article is worth a read, but here’s the last line to whet your appetite: How many shows about blow jobs, clowns and Tom Cruise can one city take? Indeed.
August 8, 2006
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, Douglas Carter Beane’s Hollywood satire-type-thing, is moving a few blocks away to Broadway. Good for them, we say. Julie White is a great actress who, though making a living, isn’t as big a star as she should be, and we hear Johnny Galecki (above; of ‘Roseanne’ fame) can act good too. Perfs start October 26.
DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE’S
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED
TO PLAY THE CORT THEATRE THIS FALL
TOM EVERETT SCOTT joins JULIE WHITE
and JOHNNY GALECKI
in Acclaimed Comedy
Directed by SCOTT ELLIS
Previews begin Thursday, October 26
Opening Night is Monday, November 13
Gee, is this show topical? Ya think? It’s just a reading, but we bet someone will pick it up for a longer run if it’s any good.
This one is free, but a $10 donation is “suggested”. Since they’re beating people off with a stick, you should give them some money.
PERFORMANCE ADDED DUE TO DEMAND
“THE MIDDLE EAST, IN PIECES”
Presented by BACK HOUSE PRODUCTIONS and CHERRY LANE THEATRE
A Free Reading of Six Short Pieces in Response to the Current Developments in the Middle East
ADDED PERFORMANCE: FRI., AUGUST 18th at CHERRY LANE THEATRE
From the Keen Company comes a show whose title you probably can’t say ten times fast. G’head. Try it. We dare you.
Keen Company kicks off the 2006/07 Season Off Broadway in their new
home on Theater Row with Theophilus North
August 4, 2006
Here’s the info if you want to go, and here are some photos to entice you to do so:
August 3, 2006
This one has gotten some nice notices, and there’s only two more performances. Get out of the heat (oh, nobody told you? It’s really hot) and head on over to this one before it closes.
The Midtown International Theatre Festival in Association with TRU
THE MATERNAL INSTINCT
A New Play
Written by Monica Bauer
Directed by Melissa Wentworth
At The WorkShop Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., 4th Floor
SATURDAY, AUG 5TH AT 8:15PM &
SUNDAY, AUG 6TH AT 5:30PM
August 3, 2006