Senior Cinema 2018Montgomery Clift stars as a naive newcomer in love with a radiant socialite (Elizabeth Taylor) but bound by duty to bland Alice (Shelley Winters) in this Academy Award-winning drama.
ACFNY SUPPORTED | CONCERT ACFNY SUPPORTED | CONCERT MARTINA CLAUSSEN FRIDAY JUL 20, 01:00 PM Martina Claussens' electroacoustic composition "[connected]1" will be presented at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2018, an annual, multi-day festival featuring works submitted by emerging and established composers, performers, and sound artists from all over the world. The festival includes pieces for live electronics and fixed media compositions of up to sixteen channels of sound, works for acoustic instruments and electronics, multi-media pieces such as those involving video and dance, and various kinds of audio and video installations. ABOUT THE ARTIST Martina Claussen is a mezzo-soprano, vocal artist, composer and performer. The focal point of her work lies in the interaction of her own voice, which is also the main sound source of her electroacoustic compositions and live electronics. She studied voice, vocal pedagogy, computer music, and electronic media at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Her compositions have been broadcasted by various radio stations in Europe and have been selected to be played at international festivals such as: Festival Futura 2015 and 2017 (Crest, France), Ars Electronica 2017 Austria, the BIMESP XI Bienal Internacional de Música Electroacústica 2016 de Sao Paulo (Brazil) and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2016 and 2017. She works at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where, since 2009, she holds the position of Associate Professor of Voice. www.martinaclaussen.at VENUE Abrons Art Center, Experimental Theatre 466 Gand St., New York, NY 10002
Free Mic Fridays is a free mic (no cover, no drink minimum) every Friday at QED (qedastoria.com). Signup starts at 4:30 and the mic goes from 5:00-7:00 pm. We have 20 5-minute spots. We will take late comers as long as we still have room.. Order is determined randomly. If you arrive after we have filled those 20 spots, don't panic! At the end of the show, we do a lightning round with the remaining time. Could be 30 seconds of stage time, could be 2-3 minutes. We welcome comedians, storytellers, improvisers, poets, acapella singers, rappers, etc. The place has two mics so duos are also cool. This is a supportive room so no use of phones or notes in the room. QED does not allow outside food or drink but does sell coffee, tea, beer, wine, and snacks at very reasonable prices. Hosted by Nick Nicosia
Ticket packages and single tickets are available from the Bravo! Vail Box Office at bravovail.org or (877) 812-5700. Box Office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. (MDT), Monday through Friday.
If you're interested in getting on a stage in a low pressure environment to try some improv, this jam is for you! I have reserved space at the basement stage of the Triple Crown Ale House. We will likely to do some warmups, 2-person scenes, and then do some short sets with other more veteran improvisers. Participate as much or as little as you would like. Or simply come and watch!All who attend will get to do 2-person scenes and a bigger jam set at the end! This is the most low pressure fun performance opportunity out there - perfect for all! If you're think you're ready, you're ready! All scenes will be inspired by a suggestion of a random word from the audience.I've also invited improvisers from the NYC improv community to attend as well. So you may get to play with some veteran improvisers as well.----This jam will start at 6pm and end at 7pm. There usually will be a warm-up at 5:45pm.There is a free improv show afterwards from 7pm-8pm, so you can also see how more experienced improvisers perform. Directions: 330 7th Ave (Triple Crown Bar). Go to the back of the bar through the red doors and down the stairs to the Basement Theater.
Young alt-pop mastermind and piano singer-songwriter Natti Vogel is rapidly becoming New York’s buzziest independent artist with his stunning new orchestral EP “Serving Body” and its equally inimitable array of music videos. His live shows, where Vogel’s conservatory, cinematic, cabaret, rock, jazz, comedic and foreign-language training are all put to use, create an unusually intense and wonderful experience raved about by audiences and press alike. After two previous sold out album concerts, Vogel returns to National Sawdust for two shows this July featuring his full body of work, including a batch of never-before-heard songs. Both concerts will feature unique set lists with distinct premieres, so make sure to catch both! “The ornate, intricately arranged record is a study of early adulthood…replete with ironic social commentary and sexual politicking” (OUT Magazine) “incredibly fun, vastly complex, undeniably sexy, incredibly rewarding, soaring” (Atwood Magazine) “true artistry, an extremely rare delicacy which proves that Natti Vogel may just be the voice we’ve been waiting for” (Born Music UK) “Indie rock fusion virtuoso” (New York Press) “an extraordinary presence with a larger-than-life personality” (OUT magazine) “Quirky, dark, sensual and theatrical with a rich, baroque voice” (MTV) “It’s not hard to imagine Natti Vogel throwing your own overpriced cosmopolitan in your face from behind his piano, but it’s not all Gawker set to music: behind the satire, there is a deep romantic yearning to get away from all that stuff” (A.V. Club) “The mysterious and talented Natti Vogel banters boldly and boasts outrageous style like a classic American diva but his vocals and composition soar higher than superstar pop music.” (Information Magazine, Denmark) “I’m pretty amazed by how Natti Vogel can jump from one genre to the next and still sound authentic. That’s a rare feat. Lady Gaga can’t even do that!” -Stacy Llambe (Entertainment Tonight, OUT Magazine) “”Natti Vogel has the presence of a rising international star” – the Global Times “At his most lyrical, Natti sings with an abandon that is not a product of Bloomberg’s New York, with its clean streets and bank-sponsored bicycles. It’s amazing how money produces pretty art that looks like money. Natti comes from an older tradition. With him, a song is not a brand or an act, but a strong hand tugging you into the dark.” Livingston Award Winner Lois Beckett for EOS
Birdland Theater is thrilled to announce that Lucie Arnaz will be headlining our Summer Preview Season with a new show, “I Got The Job: Songs From My Musical Past.” Shows will take place at 7pm nightly Tuesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 21. Celebrating a life on stage, Lucie Arnaz returns to her theater roots and looks back at some of the roles she has created on stages throughout the world. From her first role at 14 as The Cheshire Cat in Alice In Wonderland, to a grandmother hanging upside down on a trapeze while singing about the preciousness of life in Pippin, Lucie and Musical Director Ron Abel offer audiences a brand-new concert of stories and songs. With anecdotes and fond memories about her co-stars, directors and musical collaborators, Lucie offers iconic songs and hidden treasures from some of Broadway’s greatest shows and looks at the backstage magic it takes to create them. Lucie Arnaz has had an extremely diversified, fifty-year career in show business. She has starred on Broadway in They're Playing Our Song (winning Theatre World, LA Drama Critic’s and Outer Critic’s Circle Awards), in Lost In Yonkers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Pippin; in London in The Witches of Eastwick; First National companies of Seesaw, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Social Security, My One And Only (winning the coveted Sarah Siddons Award), and Pippin; in regional theatres in dozens of others including Wonderful Town, Master Class, Cabaret, The GuI Gotardsman, Annie Get Your Gun, I Do! I Do!, Educating Rita, Vanities, and Mack and Mabel. You know her work from television (THE LUCIE ARNAZ SHOW, SONS AND DAUGHTERS, THE BLACK DAHLIA, THE MATING SEASON, WHO GETS THE FRIENDS?, WASHINGTON MISTRESS, DEATH SCREAM) and six seasons of HERE’S LUCY co-starring her brother, Desi Arnaz, Jr. and her mother, Lucille Ball, as well as in film (THE JAZZ SINGER with Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Oliver -Golden Globe Nomination). Lucie has performed the opening number on the ACADEMY AWARDS and at THE WHITE HOUSE. She Executive Produced the I LOVE LUCY 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (EMMY nomination) and LUCY & DESI: A HOME MOVIE (EMMY winner 1993). She has traveled internationally in concert for nearly 30 years. Her CDs include JUST IN TIME, LATIN ROOTS and most recently, LUCIE, LIVE! AT FEINSTEIN’S AT THE NIKKO. Lucie teaches master classes on song performance and directed the NY workshop of Hazel: A Musical Maid in America, headed to Broadway. With her brother, Desi, she manages Desilu, too LLC and with her husband, the acclaimed actor-writer, Laurence Luckinbill, she manages five grown...
Back by popular demand, On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem returns to Aaron Davis Hall on Thursday, July 12, for a three-week encore engagement. The show, which shines a red-hot spotlight on a little-known piece of Black history, is presented by the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA). Called “one of New York’s most magical and electric shows” by Broadway After Dark, the musical is fictional but inspired by real people in a real place: Kentucky Avenue, the center of Black night life in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Summers were hot, not only because of the balmy beach weather but also by virtue of the sizzling music and dance emanating from the clubs on the block. The most famous spot of all was Club Harlem, named in honor of the genre of Black live entertainment that was fast-paced, jazzy and pulsating, with dancers, singers, elegant showgirls, comedians and specialty acts. Performers at the “Black Copacabana” included Ella Fitzgerald, Richard Pryor, Sammy Davis Jr., Nancy Wilson, Billy Daniels, Moms Mabley, Duke Ellington, Slappy White, Sarah Vaughan and the Temptations, but headliners from neighboring clubs would often stop by for Club Harlem’s 5 a.m. show—renowned entertainers like Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The setting is the 1969 season opening night dress rehearsal. A love triangle is revealed between impresario Ivan King (Ty Stephens), his lead showgirl Betty Jo Stanton (N'Kenge) and her best friend the featured female vocalist *Pauline Pierce (Andricka Hall) *(This role is performed one night by (Ramona Dunlap) With Lee Summer now sharing the director's chair with Adam Wade, the writers continue to develop this show knowing there is always going to be trouble when change is coming. “On Kentucky Avenue is a fitting experience in Aaron Davis Hall given its history and CCCA’s mission. Many of the artists who performed at Club Harlem entertained audiences at Aaron Davis Hall, including Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson and Chuck Jackson,” said CCCA Managing Director Gregory Shanck. “In fact, Ella Fitzgerald, along with Mikhail Baryshnikov and others, performed at the opening of the building.” On Kentucky Avenue is produced by Adam Wade. Scenic design is by Ty Stephens, Piero Ramos and Yvette Spellman, choreography by Ty Stephens and swing choreographer and tap consulting by Mickey Davidson, costume design by Pearl Williams and Ty Stephens and music direction by Richard Cummings, Jr. On Kentucky Avenue features ’60s chart-topping music plus an original score true to the era by Ty...
BAMcinématek | Pioneers: First Women FilmmakersOne of the most dynamic personalities both on and off screen in the silent era, Canadian writer, producer, and director Nell Shipman stars as a rugged frontierswoman in this unique Arctic adventure saga.
A Monthly open mic hosted by comedian Eugene T. Barnes with live music by Bernadette Barnes & Call Me Dope! Every 3rd FRIDAY of the month at 7-9pm. All art forms are welcome; singers, musicians, comedians, spoken word artists, whatever! For additional info contact https://eugenetbarnes.wixsite.com/latenightbarnes Sign in by the Stage Follow us on Instagram @Latenightwiththebarnes Free Admission
KIM COLES, the hilarious star of hit TV shows Living Single, Frasier and In Living Color, returns to New York with her newest evening of standup comedy, FABULOUS FIFTY AND FUNNY. Tickets are $25. A $40 VIP ticket that includes a meet-and-greet / photo op is also available. There is also a $20 food/drink minimum Click Here For Tickets
Photo Credit: Albie Mitchell Poster: Monica Passin A musical memoir written and performed by Deborah Karpel with Michael Lewis Smith, piano, Aimee Todoroff, director. Singer-actress-writer Deborah Karpel mixes autobiographical characters and events with imaginary stand-ins. The story follows her mothers upbringing as a Jewish girl in coal mining Appalachia, VA, her parents meeting at a Catskills socialist summer resort, growing up in 1970s suburbia, and twists of fate that lead Deborah to the music of her grandfather. THE MIDWOOD MIRACLE features original compositions written with Ted Kociolek and Rachelle Garniez along with traditional Americana, western swing, operatic arias, improvised art songs, and Yiddish songs. Performer/Writer Deborah Karpels favorite stage credits include originating the role of Sonny in Jeff Weisss Obie award-winning live serial, HOT KEYS; playing/singing Jill Johns in Yarmolinsky/Bernsteins opera BLIND WITNESS NEWS; and five formative years with Shock of the Funny, an improvisational theater group. She is a frequent recitalist at Lincoln Centers Bruno Walter Auditorium and performs with Ismail Butera and David Hofstra as THE EAST SIDE TRIO all over the greater New York area. "The Midwood Miracle at Emerging Artists Theaters New Works Festival on October 3, featured the deeply gifted singer-actress Deborah Karpel, who painted a hilariously authentic and very touching portrait of her highly individual, unconventional parents and her search for cultural roots in a 1960s American Dream boomtown of Queens." - David Noh, The Gay City News, January 3, 2018 "Karpel's vocals boast a natural allure so hot it ought to be licensed, taxed and regulated." Seth Rogovy, Author - The Essential Klezmer "A wonderfully varied, charismatic, and magnificent singer with a heartrending voice." Recklinghausen Zeitung, 2009 All Sales Are Final. Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM. THE HOUSE OPENS ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SHOW. SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. Late arrivals will be seated at management's discretion. Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."
MOJAVE LORDS was born in Joshua Tree, California at Rancho De La Luna recording studio, where Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Daniel Lanois, The Desert Sessions, Masters Of Reality, UNKLE and countless others have created incredible recordings. MOJAVE LORDS is the brain-child of musical mastermind David Catching and his neighbor, the equally brilliant Bingo Richey. After years of working with some of the world's brightest rock artists, they decided to team up, strap themselves in to a homemade rocket and press the launch button. With some help from their friends; Brian "Big Hands" O'Connor, Barrett Martin, Chris Goss, Joey "The Sexy Mexi" Castillo and Danny Frankel, they made what the New York Times is calling "Dark, sexy rock & roll for a brave new race." This is the next wave of Desert Stoner Rock. This is mature, smart and visceral. This is UNFUCKWITHABLE. Featuring members of Eagles Of Death Metal, Queens Of The Stone Age, Screaming Trees, Tuatara, earthlings?, Masters Of Reality. DiNola: by, Dave Catching ( Producer/Owner “Rancho del la luna” recording studios, Humble host, Sweet lover, Mixer of fine cocktails, Tasty cook, Party coordinator.) DiNOLA personify all that makes their home, New Orleans, one of the greatest cities in the world. Listening to the bewitchingly beautiful voice of Sue Ford, her immensely compelling lyrics over the roar and rumble of the powerhouse trio of, husband Jimmy Ford on dynamically wicked drums, Eddie Payne’s solid, stalwart bass, and Eric laws preeminent guitar and keyboard skills, is likened to a night on the town in New Orleans. Known for their astonishing live shows, as well as the madness of performing with/as Pink Slip in many years of Mardi Gras parading, DiNOLA has sharpened their already incredible musical deftness to a whole new level. Their first album, “DiNOLA”, was recorded at my recording studio in Joshua Tree, California by Edmund Monsef, (The Cult, Smashing Pumpkins..), and produced by me, David Catching (QOTSA/ Eagles of Death Metal/ Pink Slip/ Masters of Reality/ Earthlings?? etc.) DiNOLA’s songs, “I wanna Die in New Orleans “ & “Vaporizer” were featured in the award winning documentary “Jonah Stands up” as well as “Sucka Punch” was featured in the movie “White Rabbit”, directed by Tim McCann. Their newest album and first vinyl release, “Up High”, engineered by Hayden Scott, (Awol Nation, Arctic Monkeys) and again produced by me at Rancho de la Luna, will be ready for release fall of 2017, and features songs: “Up HIgh”, “Shut up and Get out”, “Valley of the Wrinkle”, “ Apocalipstick”, “Late...
Avant-garde Catalan theater collective La Fura dels Baus brings its “freewheeling blend of audiovisual wizardry, acrobatics, and puppetry” (Guardian, U.K) to Haydn’s famous oratorio. A relentless stream of imagery, text, and stage pageantry touching on everything from philosophy and physics to DNA research and refugees transforms the Enlightenment-era masterpiece into an immersive theatrical experience. A sublime musical performance by the period-instrument Insula Orchestra, vocal ensemble accentus, and a cast of intrepid soloists, led by visionary conductor Laurence Equilbey, anchors this astonishing, maximalist production that explodes all notions of who we are and where we came from.
THIS PRODUCTION, WRITTEN BY AARON POSNER, TAKES US DEEP INTO CHEKHOV'S CATHARTIC LOVE QUADRANGLE AS IT ATTEMPTS TO DISCOVER, WITH META-THEATRICALITY, WHAT IT TRULY MEANS TO BE AN ARTIST, AND WHAT IT TRULY MEANS TO LOVE. (New York, NY) - Stripped Scripts® ("Tomorrow In The Battle, an Ars Nova Fling), in association with Long Island City Artists Inc. and The Plaxall Gallery ("Garden Of Delights"), has announced that it will present Aaron Posner's STUPID F##KING BIRD, a satirical spin on the Chekhov's classic text, "The Seagull", directed by Adam Knight ("In The Room, "Naperville"), running July 6th - July 21st, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at The Plaxall Gallery (5-25 46 Avenue, Long Island City). www.strippedscripts.com The play, written by Aaron Posner, reimagines Chekhov's classic text as a contemporary artist's journey attempting to find new forms of art by living in this present moment. The characters' stories are at once hysterical, tragic and cathartic as they desperately attempt to find out what it means to be an artist. This meta-theatrical experience, grounded in the disappointment inherent in growing up in the world we live in today, asks the question: Art, Love Happiness can we have it all? LIC-A will curate a LIC-A member's exhibition specifically themed to Stripped Scripts®' Stupid F##king Bird titled Yours, And Always, Only Yours. The exhibition will take place in The Plaxall Gallery's 12,000 sq ft warehouse space. This unique artistic experience will couple visual art with Aaron Posner's dynamic play, Stupid F##king Bird. Yours, And Always, Only Yours will open on July 5th, and will be on view until August 5th. Gallery hours: Thursday from 6pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-6pm. The cast of STUPID F##KING BIRD features OLIVIER RENAUD (Cirque Du Soleil), JAY WILLIAM THOMAS ("Dementia 13"), MARY RUTH BAGGOTT ("Brokers"), TANA SIROIS ("Broad Comedy"), DAVID LEEPER ("At The Flash"), ALLISON THREADGOLD ("Tomorrow In The Battle") AND DONAL BROPHY ("Sleep No More"). AARON POSNER (Playwright) is an American playwright, theatre director, and co-founder of the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. He has previously adapted The Chosen based on a novel of the same name, My Name Is Asher Lev, based on Potok's 1972 novel. He has adapted Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (titled Life Sucks) and Three Sisters titled (No Sisters). ADAM KNIGHT (Director) is co-founder of the Off-Off Broadway Slant Theatre Project, where he has produced 25 world premieres and worked with artists such as Lucy Alibar, Bekah Brunstetter, Adam Rapp and Mat Smart. NYC credits...
The most beloved musical of all time, Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY returns to Broadway in a lavish new production from Lincoln Center Theater, the theater that brought you the Tony-winning revivals of South Pacific and The King and I. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the stellar cast - led by Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Diana Rigg, Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica, Linda Mugleston and Manu Narayan - tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed? The classic score features “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live.” The original 1956 production won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and was hailed by The New York Times as “one of the best musicals of the century.”