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IMPROV COMEDY with NOO YAWK TAWK

directed by Richmond Shepard
Dillon's
245 West 54th Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue)

The troupe performs exclusively short-form improv, and is distinguished by the quality of its music (as well as the talent of its members).  Shows are entirely improvised on situations set up by the audience.  Each show ends with the creation of a new song, sung in any two styles the audience wants

Open run begins December 3rd
Fridays at 10:40pm and Tuesdays at 8pm
Tickets: $10.00 + a $10.00 food or drink minimum
Reservations: 212-307-9797

INNOCENTS

directed by Rachel Dickstein
adapted from Edith Wharton’s novel “The House of Mirth” by Rachel Dickstein with Emily Morse
Ripe Time Theatre Company
Ohio Theater
66 Wooster Street (between Spring & Broome Streets)

INNOCENTS is a timely tale of glamour, jealousy, ambition and betrayal set against the backdrop of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century New York. Penniless but well connected, Lily Bart navigates her precarious station among New York’s upper class, balancing her will for independence, the societal push for marriage and her own financial instability. Her search for wealth and power turns tragic when her one-time friends seek revenge on her success through a web of deception and lies

January 8th – February 5th
Monday, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm
Additional performance: Wednesday, February 2nd at 2pm
Tickets: $20.00
Reservations: 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com
Information: www.ripetime.org

THE LATE HENRY MOSS

by Sam Shepard
directed by Cyndy A Marion
The White Horse Theater Company
The Creative Place Theatre
750 8th Avenue (between 46th & 47th Streets)
Suite 602

Written in response to his father’s death due to a drunken roadside accident in 1984, Shepard worked on the Late Henry Moss on and off for a period of ten years before completing the final version in 2000. Perhaps his most autobiographical work to date, The Late Henry Moss re-explores well-known Shepard themes; the dark side of the American family, severed relationships, spousal abuse, alcoholism, and loss of identity. The action takes place in a small run-down shack on the edge of the New Mexican desert. Two brothers re-unite at the deathbed of their destitute father in an effort to solve the mystery of his sudden demise. Wheat ensures is a fierce filial battle where control of the present requires a painful visit to the past

January 21st- February 6th
Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
Additional performance: Tuesday, January 25th at 8pm
Tickets: $15.00
Reservations: 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com
Information: www.whitehorsetheater.com

LEAPFROG THROUGH TIME AND SPACE

by Philip Atlakson
The Pelican Studio Theatre
750 8th Avenue (between 46th & 47th Streets)
Suite 601

A stripped-down/lo-fi production set in the 1960's that tells the story of a life-changing trip to the dentist for a 15-year-old boy, and examines the disturbing consequences of giving over to the status quo of either conformity or anarchy

January 20th – January 30th
Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm
Tickets: $15.00, $12.00 for students and seniors
Reservations: DOWNhouse Productions@hotmail.com or www.theatermania.com
Cash only at the door

LEGENDS OF LAUGHTER

performed by Hootch Hoolahan
Thirteenth Street Repertory Company
50 West 13 Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

In this one-man show, Hootch Hoolahan brings to life America’s most famous comics of all time: Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Red Skelton, Groucho Marx and many more

Open Run
Thursday at 9:30pm
Tickets: $15.00, $12.00 for students or seniors
Reservations: 212-252-3101 or www.theatermania.com
Information: www.13thStreetRep.org  or  call 212-675-6677

LENA HORNE – A SONG FOR YOU

Racca's Seaport Salon
In association with Montauk Theatre Productions
Shooting Star Theatre
South Street Seaport
40 Peck Slip (between Front & South Streets)

The civil rights journey of a Negro woman – Lena Horne!

January 14th – January 30th
Friday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm
Additional performance: Saturday, January 15th at 2pm

Call for ticket prices
Reservations: 917-605-4014 or 718-852-7773

LET'S BE FRANK (The Rat Pack is Back)

written and directed by Hootch Hoolahan
13th Street Repertory Company
50 West 13th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
Subway Info: Take the A, 9, F or D train to 14th Street or the 4, 5, 6 N or R train to Union Square

Frank, Dean, Sammy, Bing, Peter, Joey, Shirley, Bogie, Bacall, Judy, Liza, Marilyn and many more, paying tribute to Frank Sinatra and his Hollywood and Vegas years. This musical review features some of the most popular and best-loved tunes of the Rat Pack era

Open Run

Wednesday at 7pm
Tickets; $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for students and seniors
Reservations: 212-352-3101

LINE

by Israel Horovitz
Directed by Michael Whitney in association with Edith O'Hara
The Thirteenth Street Repertory Company
50 West 13th Street

The longest running play in Off-Off-Broadway history. Entering its 30th year at our theatre. Israel Horovitz's play centers on five people as they wait in a line with no apparent purpose. Translated into over 35 languages and performed in over 25 countries. Well over 100,000 theatergoers have laughed at this outrageous comedy!

Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30pm
Tickets: $15.00, $12.00 for students and seniors
Purchase tickets online at www.theatermania.com or by called 212-352-3101
Information: www.13thStreetRep.org or call 212-675-6677

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD/LA CAPERUCITA ROJA

Society of the Educational Arts/Sociedad Educativa de las Artes
Teatro SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children’s Theatre
107 Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side
2nd Floor
Subway Info: Take the F train to Delancey Street or the J, M, or Z train to Essex Street

This musical-play, tells the classic fable, but with a comical twist.  Little Red and the Wolf trade places, which leads audiences on a journey full of surprises.

January 15th
January 29th
February 12th
Saturdays at 3pm
Tickets: $12.00, $10.00 for children
Reservations: 212-260-4860, ext.14
Information: http://www.sea-ny.org/

LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

Chicago City Limits
The Improv
318 West 53rd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
Ground Floor
A comedy variety show
Open Run
Tuesdays at 9:30pm
Tickets: $10.00, $5.00 for students
Reservations: www.kimmygatewood.com

LOVE SCENES

by David Pumo
directed by Donna Jean Fogel
Gato Flaco Productions
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
Christopher Street at 7th Avenue South
Subway Info: Take the 1 or 9 trains to Christopher Street

Moe Bertran plays six different gay men falling in and out of love in New York City

Closes February 22nd
Tuesdays at 7pm
Tickets: $15.00 + a two-drink minimum
Reservations: 212-255-5438

LYUBO

directed and performed by Chris Green
HERE Arts Center Dream Music Puppetry Program
HERE Arts Center
145 6th Avenue (one block south of Spring Street)

A puppet/dance theatre piece. Lyubo tells the story of Philip Lloyd Sweetbriar, an American engineer and naturalist who lived in early 1920s Bulgaria, a time when rampant gangsterism in the town of Sofia rivaled that of the streets of Al Capone's Chicago. Suspected of being a spy (and later a fraud), Sweetbriar mysteriously disappears and later cited as dead. Yet, in Arkansas, Sweetbriar's daughter continued to receive packages from her father containing letters, naïve songs, prayers, stories of people he met, strange occurrences, and natural curiosities. As an animated illustration of these letters, Lyubo is an ode to Sweetbriar's love for his daughter and to his unwavering faith during a journey through a divided country struggling to identify itself after five hundred years of occupation and two devastating wars.
A saturation of puppet theatre, dance and cinema (recreating cinemagraphic techniques such as zooms, frames and shifts in scale and perspective), Lyubo features original songs for live piano, tubas and a Balkan vocal duo

January 20th – January 30th
Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm
Additional performances, Sunday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 30th at 4pm
Tickets: 212-868-4444 or www.here.org

M 2 0

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
The Club at La MaMa
74A East 4th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Subway Info: Take the F or V trains to 2nd Avenue

The duo of violinist Machiko Ozawa and pianist Makia Matsumura play tangos

January 7th & January 8th
Friday and Saturday at 10pm
Tickets: $15.00
Reservations: 212-475-7710 or www.lamama.org

THE MAGNIFICENT MR. VINCENT

Cuchipinoy Productions
by Jonathan Calindas
directed by Mario Corrales
John Houseman Studio Theatre
Studio A
450 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues)

THE  MAGNIFICENT MR. VINCENT is a play about being twenty-something in America in the  beginning of the new century.  It  follows the story of Sam, the idealistic lead singer-songwriter for the college  garage band, The Pedestrians, as he tries to find a place in society that he can  live with.  It is about how  society's obsession with celebrity can define one's self-worth

January 19th – January 30th
Wednesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
Tickets: $15.00, $13.00 for students and seniors
Reservations: 212-352-3101 or www.theatermania.com

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

by William Shakespeare
directed by Eric Parness
Oberon Theatre Ensemble
Shetler Theatre 54
244 West 54th Street (between Broadway & Eighth Avenue)
Subway Info: Take the A or E to 50th Street. or the A, B, D, 1, or 9 to 59th Street

Duke Vincentio transfers his power to Angelo, who quickly unleashes harsh and archaic laws upon the unsuspecting citizens.  While pleading for her brother's life, Isabella unwittingly arouses Angelo's baser desires, and he counters with a less-than-pious proposal.  In disguise, the real duke plots to give Angelo a taste of his own medicine

January 21st – February 13th
Friday, January 21st at 8pm
Saturday, January 22nd at 8pm
Sunday, January 23rd at 7pm
Tuesday, February 1st at 8pm
Wednesday, February 2nd at 8pm
Friday, February 4th at 8pm
Saturday, February 5th at 8pm
Tuesday, February 8th at 8pm
Wednesday February 9th at 1pm and 8pm
Saturday, February 12th at 8pm
Sunday, February 13th at 7pm

Tickets: $19.00, $12.00 for students and seniors
Reservations: 212-560-2241 or www.theatermania.com
Information: www.oberontheatre.org

THE MEDEA

conceived and directed by Jay Scheib
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
The Club at La MaMa
74A East 4th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Subway Info: Take the F or V train to 2nd Avenue

Using a text based on Heiner Muller, Euripides and Seneca, enhanced by operatic songs and multimedia, Scheib takes the Medea tale and plays the myth backwards. Medea’s children are killed at the beginning of the play and the climax is Jason leaving his wife at the end

January 13th – January 30th
Thursday-Saturday at 10pm, Sunday at 5:30pm
Tickets: $15.00
Reservations: 212-475-7710 or www.lamama.org
Running time: 70 Minutes

MEDICINE SHOW'S 35th ANNIVERSARY DADA CONGLOMERATION

Medicine Show Theatre
549 West 52nd Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues)

Medicine Show will present a series of cabarets featuring highlights from their 35 year history

January 14th – January 23rd
Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 4pm
Tickets: $10.00 or $20.00
Call for exact program information

Information and reservations: 212-262-4216

NEW WORKS READING SERIES

13th Street Repertory Company
50 West 13th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
Subway Info: Take the A, 9, F or D train to 14th Street or the 4, 5, 6 N or R train to Union Square

Readings of plays written by up and coming new playwrights

Sundays at 4:30pm
Call for program information
$5.00 donation requested
Reservations: 212-675-6677
Information: www.13thStreetRep.org

THE FIRST ANNUAL NY WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL

Ergo Entertainment
Producers Club Two
616 Ninth Avenue (between 43rd & 44th Streets

This year's Festival theme is "Celebrating Women"  & will feature diverse independent performances from up & coming  actors, musicians & comics, including the New  York debut  of Courtney Fine's one-woman show, Me2

The Festival Runs from January 10th – January 16th
Contact the Festival for program information, show times and ticket prices
Information and Reservations: festival@ergoentertainment.com

1984

adapted for the stage by Alan Lyddiard
based on the novel by George Orwell
directed by Joe Tantalo
Godlight Theatre Company
59 East 59th Street Theatres
59 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
Subway Info: Take the E or F trains to 5th Avenue

Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith rewrites the past to suit the needs of The Party. He inwardly rebels against the regime that controls him and falls in love with fellow worker, Julia, a fully paid up member of The Party's militant Anti-Sex League. But they soon discover that the ultimate casualty of torture is love, and the true price of freedom is betrayal

January 12th – February 6th
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
Call for ticket prices:
Reservations: 212-279-4200 or www.ticketcentral.com
Information: www.59e59.org

NOO YAWK TALK

Dillon's
245 West 54th Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue)

An improvisational troupe, performing exclusively short-form improv, and is distinguished by the quality of its music (as well as the talent of its members).  Shows are entirely improvised on situations set up by the audience.  Each show ends with the creation of a new song, sung in any two styles the audience wants

Open run
Tuesdays at 8pm
Tickets: $10.00 + a $10.00 food or drink minimum
Reservations: 212-307-9797

PYRETOWN

by John Belluso
directed by Carl Forsman
Keen Company
Urban Stages
259 West 20th street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)

A contemporary love story about a young man in a wheelchair and a middle-aged single mom who struggle to protect their dignity and maintain their humanity in the modern medical age

January 25th – February 20th
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
Tickets: $19.00
Reservations: 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com

THE POSITION

written and direction by Kevin Doyle
Nobody and 20 Greene
20 Greene St (between Grand and Canal) in Soho
Subway Info: Take the N, R, Q, W, 6, A, C, or E train to Canal Street

Presented in the site-specific context of 20 Greene, a stunning street-level gallery space, The Position explores what lies beneath the acceptable veneer of American business culture. Six men wait their turn to be interviewed for a job opening at a major corporation. Each candidate sees their relationship to work fragmented by the inverted logic of a deranged American job market

January 27th – February 12th
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Tickets: $15.00
Reservations: 212-561-9017
Warning: Latecomers will not be seated
Information: www.sponsoredbynobody.com

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