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 4 Wars (World Premiere)
 

 
Venue: ( Theater For the New City)
Theater For the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015)
Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015
City: New York

Additional Notes:
4 Wars shows a progression of people struggling to create social change in 4 countries in 1968: from Poland, in which a young woman tries to convince her parents to let her take part in the student protests; to Alexander Dubcek defending to Brezhnev his social changes in Czechoslovakia; to a young protester in the midst of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico; to a group of Yippies in the East Village on the day after Nixon winning the Presidency determining what their next move should be. 4 Wars is an interdisciplinary production that tells the stories with live original music, video, dance, poetry, and text.Producer - Allan MarkowitzPlaywright - Mark FarnenDirector - Ann WarrenMusic Director - Whitney GeorgeComposers - Whitney George, Manuela Lecher, Ann WarrenChoreography - Michelle StuckeyProjections, Video & Photography Designer - Robert MortonLighting Designer - Kryssy WrightSoundscapes by - Chris Kadis Moscato, Beatriz García BarretoCostume Designer - Sarah Thea SwaffordMusicians - Percussion - Joe Tucker, David Stevens, Trumpet - Hugh Ash, Piano - Melinda FaylorEnsemble Cast - Jonas Barranca, Darold Cuba, Edgar Eguia, Polina Ionina, Cely Rodz-Rivera, Alejandra Venancio.Information and updates atwww.ConcreteTimbre.com

 A Casual Gathering (American Premiere)
 

 
Venue: ( Theater For the New City)
Theater For the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015)
Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015
City: New York

Additional Notes:
A Casual Gathering is a musical written by Daniel Schwartzman (book, music, lyrics) and directed by James Martinelli that explores the evolution of human relationships and the desire we all have to relive the past and use our memories to rewrite the present. The musical traces the intimate reunion of six high school friends in a Manhattan bar who have not seen each other for decades. After the initial joy at seeing each other again, the realities of their lives and what they have failed to achieve come to the surface. Book, Music and Lyrics by Daniel Schwartzman Directed by James Martinelli Music Director Erica Kaplan Choreographed by James Martinelli Stage Manager Marialana Ardolino Designed by Alan Sporing Cast Terry Ellison, Angela Shultz, Kevin Bain, Meg Dooley, Wendy Lazarus, Betsy Marra, Raffael Pacitti, Valerie OHara, Kerry Wolf, Devra Seidel, Juan Luis Sanchez Set: James Martinelli Costumes: James Martinelli Music Director: Erica Kaplan Composer: Daniel Schwartzman Choreographer: James Martinelli Lighting Designer: Alan Sporing Stage Manager: Marialana Ardolino

 A Raisin In The Sun
 
A Raisin In The Sun
 
Venue: ( Tato Laviera Theatre)
Tato Laviera Theatre
Producer: ( Harlem Repertory Theatre)
Harlem Repertory Theatre
City: NY

Additional Notes:
The Harlem Repertory Theater continues it's 2015 season with Lorraine Hansberrys groundbreaking drama A RAISIN IN THE SUN; with guest Director Lee Summers. RAISIN opens September 18th and will run every Friday at 7pm until December 11th.An American classic, takes place in the late ‘50s in a south side Chicago apartment, chronicling the lives of the members of an African-American family. The tensions and prejudice they face create the drama in this beloved play.Originally produced in 1959, Lorraine Hansberrys A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway, where it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The Washington Post has called it “one of a handful of great American dramas”.The HRT's production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN will be directed by award winning director Lee Summers. A cast of ten talented actors will perform Raisin in the sun in an environmental setting: playing scenes only inches away from the audience.

 A Spectacular Night with the Stars! (World Premiere)
 
The golden age of Hollywood in retrograde at the dawn of the empire of television
 
Venue: ( Theater For the New City)
Theater For the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015)
Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015
City: New York

Additional Notes:
A Spectacular Night with the Stars: The golden age of Hollywood in retrograde at the dawn of the empire of television is a play conceived, created and devised by Brain Melt Consortium and directed by Rachel Kerry. The year is 1960 and Hollywood's most famous film stars are in trouble. The empire of cinema has fallen and a new medium is rising to take its place: television. Judy, a movie star as talented as she is troubled, has decided to take drastic measures in the face of this change and invites America into her home for a televised variety show filled with her most famous friends. But things are not what they seem in this fabulous affair: Satanism, serial killers, madness and mayhem lurk around every corner. It all culminates in a terrifying occult ritual that may or may not end the entertainment industry as we know it.Conceived, created and devised by Brain Melt Consortium. Directed and designed by Rachel Kerry. Sound/Video Design: Rachel KerryAdditional designers TBDCastTori Ernst, Rory Allan Meditz, Ian Prince, Chris Smith, Jessica Winograd, Alexander Katz, Ashlee Danielle, and Ewa Maria Wojcik.

 Artaud Artaud (World Premiere)
 

 
Venue: ( Theater For the New City)
Theater For the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015)
Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015
City: New York

Additional Notes:
An avant-garde theater demigod. His devilish doppelganger. An asylum of corpses and choruses. Being an “important artist” has never before demanded so much Cruelty.Brought to you on this occasion by Artilliers. www.artilliers.comPlaywright - Matthew Minnicino.Director - Jake Beckhard.Producers - Serena Berman and Nik Aliye, in association with Artilliers.Scenic Design - Bryn Herdrich.Sound Design & Composition - Jorge Morales.Lighting Design - Elizabeth Stewart.Costumes Design - Gigi Hernandez.Dramaturgy - Shannon SpanglerAssistant Director - Alice KorsFeaturing: Coryn Carson, Trey Fillmore, Kate Karczewski, Adin Lenahan, Melissa Mahoney, Victoria Myrthil, Ben Peltz, Neil Redfield, Kio Shijiki, and Peter Smith

 Baby's Breath (World Premiere)
 

 
Venue: ( Producers' Club Theaters)
Producers' Club Theaters
Producer: ( Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015)
Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Baby's Breath tells the story of Beatrice who is dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, except the baby isn't developing in her uterus, but in her lung. This unborn lung baby takes Beatrice, her roommate, a doctor, the baby's father, and an obsessive shoe salesman on a journey of life, breath, and strawberry flavored bubblegum. Written and Directed by: Jeana Scotti.Lighting Designer: Myllicent Felder.Assistant Director: Meghan Maloney.Sound Design: Miiko Valkonen.

 Bike Shop, The Musical
 
“Bike Shop Sings Cyclings Praises on the Stage”-- Suzanne Rozdeba, NY Times
 
Venue: ( Theater For the New City)
Theater For the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City)
Theater for the New City
City: New York

Additional Notes:
BIKE SHOP is the story of a Brooklyn bicycle store circa 1993 and its owner, Bobby, an exuberant bike mechanic who runs a shop that was first opened by her grandmother in 1936. Two years after a tragic bike accident, Bobby tries to get back on her bike and get her own life in gear.As the sole performer in this new musical about the passions that drive us, the choices we make, and the relationships that help to shape us along the way, Elizabeth Barkan brings to life three generations of this colorful, bike-obsessed family, as she builds and fixes real bicycles on the stage and is backed up by the 4-piece Bicycle Band. Cyclists are encouraged to ride their bikes to the theater and park them on stage as a part of the show.Barkan is a former bike shop owner in Fort Greene Brooklyn and a former bicycle messenger. She currently teaches Spinning classes at Crunch Fitness. Like the main character of the show she is a former United States Cycling Federation Bicycle racer.Bike Shop will be Directed by Gretchen Cryer (Im Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road) and will run for 10 performances from September 11 - 27that Theater For The New City a Pulitzer Prize winning cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service.

 Blacker
 
Blacker explores the hidden souls of men who love in extraordinary ways. Based on the Dreyfus Affair
 
Venue: ( Urban Stages)
Urban Stages
Producer: ( Sandi Durell)
Sandi Durell
City: New York

Additional Notes:
In the shadow of the 1900 World's Fair in Paris, two households and many lives are inexorably altered in the wake of the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of Alfred Dreyfus. Carlos Blacker, a wealthy rare book dealer, manages both his marriage to a social-climbing wife and his close personal friendship with the disgraced genius, Oscar Wilde. Oscar lives under an assumed name in a ramshackle hotel, his well-intentioned attempts to enlist the help of his friend Carlos throws Blacker's lives into chaos.

 Broadway Bound
 
Expectedly funny and unexpectedly moving.
 
Venue: ( Nutley Little Theatre)
Nutley Little Theatre
Producer: ( Nutley Little Theatre)
Nutley Little Theatre
City: Nutley

Additional Notes:
The final entry in Neil Simons autobiographical coming-of-age trilogy, Broadway Bound examines the relationship between younger brother Eugene (Simons alter ego) and older brother Stan as they attempt to break into show business as comedy writers, while also dealing with the disintegration of their parents marriage of some 30 years. Add eccentric relatives, and the result is a dark comedy that is alternately hilarious and heart-wrenching.

 Bubbleheads (World Premiere)
 

 
Venue: ( Producers' Club Theaters)
Producers' Club Theaters
Producer: ( Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015)
Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015
City: New York

Additional Notes:
It's Absurd! A child rules over her wacky parents, beanie baby siblings, an oversexed UPS guy, an uppity servant, and a birthday party which reveals a hilarious family secret! Written by: Darcy Heller Sternberg.Directed by: Heather Chamberlain.Cast: David Dawes, Toni Kwadzogah, Frederick Philp Jr., Becca Shulbank-Smith, Nicholas De Sibio and Emily Spadaford

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