August 8, 2006
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
July 31, 2006
Pictured: Li Jun Li and John Wlliams
Photo credit: Brian Richardson
Romeo, o Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?
In the park, performing for free!
(Thank you! Tip your waitresses! Is this thing on?)
PULSE ENSEMBLE THEATRE BEGINS FREE PERFORMANCES OF SHAKESPEARE’S
ROMEO AND JULIET ON THURSDAY, AUG 3 at 8 PM
AT RIVERBANK STATE PARK
(Riverside Drive & 138th Street)
CONTINUES THROUGH AUGUST 27
as part of HARLEM WEEK
July 17, 2006
Pictured: Grant Neale & Grant Neale
Photo by Miranda Arden
Summer in New York means FREE SHAKESPEARE and lots of it. New York Classical Theatre has been doing the free Shakey thang since 2000, and director Stephen Burdman did it even before that, so one imagines they know how to give audiences a night to remember. And hey, if you don’t like it, you can always get your money back.
The Comedy of Errors
New York Classical Theatre’s “Shakespeare on the Run”
“The Comedy of Errors” Aug 3-27, FREE!
Thursdays-Sundays at 7pm
at West 103rd Street & CPW inside Central Park ,
All Ages, FREE!
June 19, 2006
Solstice in Times Square
A celebration of sun, summer and creativity.
Dancing at the Crossroads on Sunday, June 18th
Mind Over Madness Yoga on Wednesday, June 21
Creativity at the Crossroads on Wednesday, June 21
Military Island, at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Ave
In honor of the many cultures throughout history that have celebrated the Summer Solstice as a flowering of mind, body and spirit and an outpouring of creative expression, Times Square Alliance decided to partner with the most creative organizations in New York City – Dancers Responding to AIDS and the many astonishing dance groups and artists who work with them – to bring creativity to the Crossroads of the World.
Dancing at the Crossroads is hosted by Paige Davis from TLC’s Trading Spaces and Broadway’s Chicago and Felicity Finley, star of Broadway’s The Wedding Singer. The thirty local, international and student companies scheduled to perform will present a program of dance as diverse as New York City itself. With styles ranging from classic and contemporary ballet to hip hop, jazz, modern and tap, set to music ranging from Stravinsky to Stevie Wonder, Dancing at the Crossroads in guaranteed to offer something for every lover of music and dance.
Scheduled to Perform*:
- Ballet Hispanico School Ensemble
- Cedar Lake
- The Cast of Broadway’s THE COLOR PURPLE
- Complexions Contempory Ballet
- David Dorfman Dance
- David Parker and the Bang Group
- Elisa Monte Dance
- The Company of Broadway’s HOT FEET
- In The Spotlight
- Keigwin + Company
- Miss Dance of the United States
- Moving Still
- Nicholas Andre Dance Theater
- Parsons Dance Company
- Peridance Ensemble
- Randy James Dance Works
- Stephen Petronio Company
- Suzanne Goldman
- The United States Dance Team
- Todd Williams and Glen Rumsey
- Trisha Brown Company
*subject to change
For more information, call DRA at 212-840-0770 or visit www.dradance.org.
June 14, 2006
Only 8 performances left!
All’s Well That Ends Well
by William Shakespeare
June 15th – 25th, 2006
Thursday through Sunday at 7:00 pm
Meet at the entrance to Central Park @ West 103rd Street and Central Park West.
No tickets or reservations are required—just show up! And it’s FREE (really!)
Take the subway (B or C to 103rd Street) or bus (M10) right to the park gates.
With: Elena Araoz*, Bob Armstrong, Michael Carlsen, Stewart Carrico*, Janis Dardaris*, Torsten Hillhouse*, Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz,
Michael E. Lopez*, Vince Nappo*, Taylore Mahogany Scott* & Jeffrey Woodard*
(*courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association/Equity Approved Showcase)
Jay Paul Skelton (Director), Victoria Tzykun (Production Designer),
Stephanie Klapper (Casting Director), Barbara Adrian (Voice/Speech Coach),
Jeremy Wilcox* (Stage Manager) & Stephen Burdman (Artistic Director)
Questions? (212) 252-4531 or newyorkclassical.org
Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller – at Castle Clinton in Battery Park (July 2-3 previews and July 5 & July 7-12 at 7:00 pm)
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare – in Central Park (August 3-27 at 7:00 pm)
June 11, 2006
The Annual Free Summer Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot
THE TEMPEST and AS YOU LIKE IT
A summer New York institution, Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot, where performers present works by the Bard free of charge, while competing with the various sounds of the city (including a passing garbage truck), will return this July with two of Bard’s most popular works, THE TEMPEST and AS YOU LIKE IT.
May 30, 2006
New York Classical Theatre is proud to present …
All’s Well That Ends Well
by William Shakespeare
June 1st – 25th, 2006
Thursday through Sunday at 7:00 pm
(only 16 performances!)
May 25, 2006
These are from Baird Jones, and are at clubs. There’s dancing while the movie is happening. Not 100% sure how that works, but it’s a free movie, usually a good one. Here’s one for this Saturday:
You are invited to a screening of
“The American Soldier” (Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, in German with English subtitles, music and dancing continues during the screening.)
Presented by Danny the Wonder Pony and Baird Jones
Saturday, May 27, Free admission from 10:00 – midnight
Avalon Nightclub, 47 W. 20th St. ( Spider Club VIP entrance off 6th Ave. )
Private free vodka mixed drinks reception from 10:00 – 11:30
Free admission for you and your guests from 10:00 until midnight
by saying that you are there for “The Film Party” (ask for doorman Cris)
Spoke The Hub wants you to come check out their classes. Read on:
Dear Spoke the Hub Families & Students,
Just want to make sure that everyone knows about our annual “Class Sharings”
on Friday June 16 at 7:30 pm at the Gowanus Arts Building, 3rd Floor, Buzzer
#6, 295 Douglass Street, between 3rd & 4th Avenues? Please consult your
teacher about what day and time your child’s additional spacing/tech
rehearsal is, what time to arrive on Friday, and what to wear to this
informal family performance event. Also be reminded that if you or your
child have missed Spring classes to make-up, this must be accomplished
before the end of June — no exceptions or extensions.
Our summer classes begin July 5th so if you plan to register for this 6 week
summer session, please do so before June 16 and receive a $10 off discount!
Also, if you have not yet put in your two cents worth, let us know if you
would prefer we start our Fall classes right after Labor Day this year
(rather then starting them the first week of October which is what we have
traditionally done) and if you have any requests for new or different class
offerings. Our proposed Fall schedule should be available at the Class
Sharings, so please feel free to consult Spoke the Hub teachers and staff at
that time on what Fall classes might best serve your family’s needs.
The Aquila Theatre Company and New York University’s Center for Ancient
Studies invite you to a special free event — ENACTING MEDEA: Theatre,
Opera, and Film – “An exploration of the character of MEDEA across the
spectrum of performing art forms.”
Thursday, June 1, 2006, 5pm-8pm at Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington
Square East New York, NY 10003
Daniel Mendelsohn, Professor of Humanities, Bard College; “Medea in
431BC: Passions & Politics”
Michael Beckerman, Professor of Music, NYU; “Medea in Opera: Cherubini &
Herbert Golder, Professor of Classics, Boston College; “Medea on Film:
Passolini, Jules Dassin & Lars von Trier”
Also featuring a special performance of selected scenes from Euripides
and Cherubini by THE AQUILA THEATRE COMPANY
Moderated by Peter Meineck, Clinical Assistant Professor of Classics,
NYU and Aquila’s Artistic Director .
There will be a wine reception.
ENACTING MEDEA complements a special performance of Cherubini’s opera
MEDEE at Carnegie Hall on Saturday June 3, 2006 at 7:30pm.
Peter Tiboris conducts the Manhattan Philharmonic. Irini Tsirakidou
sings the role of Medee. Featuring members of THE AQUILA THEATRE COMPANY
in speaking roles.
For tickets to Carnegie Hall, call CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or
For more information call 212.998.8017 or visit www.aquilatheatre.com