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“The Bluest Ink”: A Multimedia Revue Staged in Concert

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Mon, Aug 26, 2013, 10:00 pm

“The Bluest Ink” is a multimedia revue featuring contemporary jazz arrangements of the works of Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed by Max Friedman, with musical direction and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. The show will be fully staged with a cast of four and a six-piece band, and integrated throughout with ...

Coq tôt

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Wed, Aug 21, 2013, 6:30 pm

"Coq tôt" is a melange of original works based on works by Jean Cocteau and adapted by theater group Concrete Timbre, as well as newly created works inspired by Jean Cocteau. It's a multidisciplinary piece with live music, text, poetry, movement and dance.

Sophie’s Sweet 16

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sat, Aug 24, 2013, 2:00 pm

"Sophie's Sweet 16" is a story of a woman who dies and comes back to revisit her final moments in order to find peace.

The Connector

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 5:00 pm

A drama, "The Connector" is the story of a boy who has an incredible gift for connecting to people. He has a million so-called friends, but has never made a real connection with anyone. He charms his way from one person to the next without ever getting to know anyone… ...

Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sat, Aug 24, 2013, 8:00 pm

It is a manifesto of the ritual of waiting, presented by four characters in representation of the general public and artists. The ritual, addressed upon life/death and reality/illusion, will be shown by paronomasia within the conversation, by metatheatre, by the interaction among the animate beings (characters) and the inanimate beings ...

Danse Macabre

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

A contemporary tribute to Grand Guginol, a horror-theater that used to operate in Paris, "Danse Macabre" follows the traditional program of horror plays paired with humorous skits and musical vaudevilles. In essence, it provides a modern fusion of theater and dance while acting as an homage to Victoriana.

Harriman-Baines

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 2:00 pm

When hermetic, superstar musician Carter Harriman is finally sought out by an opportunistic reporter eager for a scoop, his world of self-imposed isolation slowly implodes. "Harriman-Baines" is a story about love, loneliness and obsession, by turns caustically funny and heart-wrenchingly poignant.

Jack the Bird

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 2:00 pm

Jack, a bird, is in love with Desmonde, a student. She doesn't know he exists--and to further complicate matters, she is a human being, and Jack has only the vaguest idea of what human beings are about. The play explores the interaction of different kinds of powerlessness - linguistic, social ...

Once and Future

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Fri, Aug 23, 2013, 9:00 pm

In "Once and Future," the Seven Knights of the Round Table search for grace as their cruel, medieval world moves into our modern one. An experimental and collaborative piece, tales from the King Arthur legends are performed in different random combinations for each show--but no matter how the stories are ...

To Dream of Trees

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Mon, Aug 19, 2013, 6:30 pm

In this futuristic drama with puppetry, a young girl searches in a post-apocalyptic landscape, a giant trash mound, for the strange creatures of her dreams: trees.

Flambeaux, a Caribbean Musical

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

Adapted from "Light the Flambeaux," the play is a powerful drama that moves effortlessly between the front porch drama of human relationships to broader considerations of patriarchal colonialism in the 19th Century Caribbean. Set in a gritty settlement called Homer Yard, the gripping events unfold during a time of great ...

Lisolette in May

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Wed, Aug 28, 2013, 6:30 pm

When a lonely woman in her thirties realizes that the years are passing her by without a partner, she desperately tries to get herself a man by various means. Through no fault of her own, each of her prospective partners dies on the first date. It is produced in Europe ...