September 28, 2006
‘Bouffon Glass Menajoree’, a parody of guess which play, has been extended at The Brick Theater. NYTheatre.com says it’s ‘sacrilege’, but in a good way (really). Anytime someone takes potshots at sacred literary cows, we’re all for that. (Real cows on the other hand – uh-uh. Don’t take potshots at those.)
Fridays @ 10:30pm starting October 13. Read on, you foolish mortal, you:
EXTENDED!! FROM … The NY Clown Theatre Festival
The Brick Theater, Inc. presents
a Ten Directions production
Bouffon Glass Menajoree
a parody of a beloved American Classic
” Yes, it is total theatrical sacrilege, and, I am forced to admit, delicious.
…sublimely funny and unexpectedly witty.”
Gentlemen callers beware: The Wingfields plume their nest with broken glass, twisted morals, and perverted minds. Each night a new audience member will get to play the role of Jim, the gentlemen caller. Tom, Amanda and Laura claim no responsibility for your hurt feelings or offended sentiments. Tennessee Williams is spinning in his grave. Why would anyone do this to an American Masterpiece?
Dude, we are so there!
HERE ARTS CENTER
“THE FORTUNE TELLER”
A MARIONETTE PLAY
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY ERIK SANKO
MUSIC BY ERIK SANKO & DANNY ELFMAN
FEATURING NARRATION BY GAVIN FRIDAY
OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 5
HERE ARTS CENTER
(145 SIXTH AVENUE)
The OBIE award-winning HERE Arts Center will proudly present the premiere of The Fortune Teller, a new marionette play written and directed by Erik Sanko with music by Erik Sanko and Danny Elfman. This production is presented through HERE’s Dream Music Puppetry Program as a part of HERE’s 2006 – 2007 season featuring six new multi-disciplinary shows, two festivals and the completion of its renovations. The Fortune Teller will play Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, November 5 at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue).
(L. to R.) Adrian Wyatt & Andrew Pastides (photo by Jason Woodruff)
OK, so the song is really Feel Like Makin’ Love, but this is close enough. Previews start October 6th, opening is October 20th. The play is “MAKEOUT SESSION”. We are sounding too much like the press release. It is below. It quotes Nietzsche. And The Beatles. Read it and buy tickets (well, that’s the idea anyway). Check out the Calendar for the dates.
THE IRRESISTIBILITY OF SEX
THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF LOVE
WILL HAVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE
TBG ARTS CENTER
September 19, 2006
‘The Beginning of the And’
Audax Theatre at the 78th Street Theatre Lab
Production closed; info here.
review by Naneh Israelyan
A play significantly infused with the nature of common interactions and human behavior, The Beginning of the And, written by Daniel Roberts, presents us with three unrelated narratives (all of which include a humorous filmed prologue) that involve colorful characters with quirky personalities. The first of the three, entitled “Apps,” begins with a newlywed on his honeymoon waiting for his fiancé to arrive in order to have dinner and have a long awaited “conversation” about marriage. But as Bob Meyers waits in the hotel bar, he meets two regulars (as well as an overly fabricated bartender): a charming man, strangely obsessed with the art of appetizers and the right drinks to go with them, and Mr. Burns, more secretly known as Ringo Starr. “Burns” remains blindfolded for majority of his performance, occasionally passing incoherent comments; however, it is he that ultimately makes Bob realize that, although a series of alcoholic drinks may force a man to realize that marriage is nothing more than a job without substance, he is perfectly content with his overly obnoxious and spiteful wife.
September 13, 2006
Here are some pics from ‘Valentyne and Orson’ which we wrote about yesterday. Today, the New York Times review came out. Coincidence? We think not.
Lil’ teeny pics below, larger sized shots on this page. Get ticket info here.
September 12, 2006
This show has nothing to do with Mork & Mindy, although it does make us wonder if maybe, just maybe, the creators of that first irritating Robin Williams character were really well-read. But we kind of doubt it. Last weekend for this one, and it’s in the outdoor garden at St. John the Divine, which is a damn nice place to spend a little time. Only $10, $5 for students and seniors. Plus there are puppets. Why haven’t you bought tickets yet? September 15, 16, 17.
LAST WEEKEND FOR RALPH LEE’S METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE COMPANY IN ‘THE HISTORY OF VALENTYNE AND ORSON’
Fri/Sat/Sun, Sept. 15/16/17 at 7:30 PM (running time: one hour and 10 minutes)
Outdoor Garden of St. John the Divine, 111th Street & Amsterdam
Tickets: $10 for adults: $5 for children & seniors
September 11, 2006
Drag Kings don’t get the kind of attention that Drag Queens get, so you’ve got to admire Murray Hill. S/he has been knocking around for a loooong time, with sold out live shows that played all over New York and even (in 2005) in London. Hell, s/he even ran for mayor of NYC in 1997 (and lost, but got 341 write-in votes – and probably without spending Bloomberg-type money).
The latest show is at Mo Pitkin’s, which is where the last show was. Drink specials, Rheingold beer, cheeseburgers – what could be bad? Starts September 22, full info below.
ONE SHOWBIZ LEGEND. ONE UNFORGETTABLE FABRIC.
ONE ALL-NEW, ONE-MAN MUST-SEE SHOW!
LIVE FROM THE SANSABELT ROOM
* 10 WEEKS ONLY, OPENS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 @ 8 p.m.
* SUPPER CLUB–STYLE, ONE-MAN COMEDY SHOW (full menu)
* EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m., $18 admission
* AT MO PITKINS (34 Avenue A, betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.)
This is one of those titles that doesn’t really roll off the tongue. Then again, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was a surprise hit, so maybe this one will do the same. At Here, the venue where The Vagina Monologues started, about a hundred years ago.
HERE ARTS CENTER
“SONGS OF THE DRAGONS FLYING TO HEAVEN”
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
YOUNG JEAN LEE
SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 14
Duncan Sheik had one very big hit a bunch of years ago. He never really went away, though – his musical, ‘Spring Awakening’, is moving to Broadway, and now he’s doing a solo appearance as part of the NYMF. Read all about it here, and don’t forget to breathe.
NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL (NYMF)
AN EVENING WITH DUNCAN SHEIK
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 @ 8:00 PM
(511 WEST 54TH STREET)