Samuel Clemens recounts his life as the legendary Mark Twain
and the history that surrounded him through stories and images of the times.
Samuel Clemens recounts his life as the legendary Mark Twain and the history that surrounded him through stories and images of the times.Against a backdrop of historic images, Samuel Clemens recounts the life and times of Mark Twain from his meager childhood to literary titan to humble end. No matter the highs or lows, Sam is always able to find the ‘every man’ humor in his situation with a “snapper.”
This original, solo show, won five T.A.N.Y.S. awards in 2022 on its way to this limited NYC engagement. Twain’s observations of life are , for better or worse, still so applicable today.
Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 2, beginning May 6th:
Samuel Clemens: Tales of Mark Twain Cast Joe Baer
Samuel Clemens: Tales of Mark Twain Creative Team Author: Joe Baer
Director: Joe Baer
From the author of Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Layon Gray, Cowboy is the first full on western to hit a Broadway or off-Broadway stage in over 80 years.
Cowboy is set in 1888 Oklahoma Indian territory. The story follows Bass Reeves and his Indian companion as they search for two criminals fleeing to the Mexican border, one of whom Reeves has a death warrant for. They all find themselves stuck in an old saloon as a deadly tornado slowly approaches.
He is the greatest U.S. Deputy Marshal you’ve never heard of. Many scholars believe that Bass Reeve’s life inspired the Lone Ranger character.
“Playwright Layon Gray has a gift for turning a wide range of stories from Black history into engaging, thought-provoking 21st century drama. The title refers to yet another illustration of slavery’s legacy, a story that’s key to the play. After experiencing Cowboy, you may never hear the word the same way again.” – Miami Herald
“Cowboy is everything audiences expect of a rousing western! Gray is a fine writer—as in Tennessee Williams, there’s a regional poetry in the characters’ communication, but he’s an even better director. – ” Florida Theatre Onstage
“Cowboy is a theatrical wonder! Gives reason to go back to theatre.”- Miami Artzine
“The multitasking Gray is a memorable Bass Reeves, observant and clever and two steps ahead of everyone else. His speeches are key to the play’s richness and to the way it emotionally connects past and present.” – Artburst
MEET THE CAST: Layon Gray, Thaddeus Daniels,
Melvin Huffnagle, Lamar Cheston, Anthony Goss,
David Roberts, Clinton FaulknerCowboy Creative Team
Author: Layon Gray Director: Layon Gray Producer: Layon Gray American Theatre Company Choreographer: Diego Villada Light Design: Mitch Ost Set Design: Josh Iacovelli
Our Town… but Wilder is a world premiere comedy about a 1980’s high school production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town gone horribly wrong.
Our Town… but Wilder is set in a small New England town in the 1980’s and tells the story of high school student Bentley Cramer, a sexually confused theater kid. When Bentley becomes the stage manager in his high school’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, a series of comic mishaps lead him on a journey of self-discovery as he learns about the fragile coexistence of beauty/community and intolerance/divisiveness that often co-exist in small town America.
Our Town… but Wilderwas inspired by Thornton Wilder’s most famous play, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town, which has never stopped being produced since its premiere in 1938. Small-town community plays a titular role in both plays. Wilder’s play takes place in a New England town called Grover’s Corner, while Krevolin’s is set in Irrelevant, Connecticut. Both towns serve as a vehicle to capture the essence of life in America.
Richard Krevolin became a theater lover and fan of Thornton Wilder’s plays while growing up in a small Connecticut town in the 1970s/80s. He wrote Our Town… but Wilder while in grad school in 1990 and promptly put it on the shelf, where it sat for the next 30 years.Then, just a few years ago, he returned to his high school for a ceremony in which he was named a member of the academic hall of fame. Coincidentally, only days before the event there had been anti-semitic and homophobic incidents at the school, which reminded him of the similar issues he had written about decades earlier. The fact that some things never seemed to change in small town America compelled him to unearth and share his now 33-years-old play with the world. As a result, Our Town… but Wilder will have its world premiere off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theater in October, 2022.
Our Town… but Wilder Creative Team
Author: Richard Krevolin
Director: Richard Krevolin
Producer: Power Story LLC
Press Agent: Daniel Demello Public Relations
Pinkalicious the Musical is back, and PINKER than ever.
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast! But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out how to get out of this predicament.
Vital Theatre Company is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences. It commissions and produces three to five musicals for children each season. Since its founding in 1999, Vital Theatre Company has been honored with the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Musical, two Awards for Excellence by the Off-Off Broadway Review, and has received high acclaim from audiences and critics alike for being “a wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well and at modest prices” (Off-Off Broadway Review). Vital Theatre Company has presented over 100 original productions for hundreds of thousands of children and their families.
Starting Oct. 15,Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 11 AM
Pinkalicious the Musical Creative Team
Author: Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Music: John Gregor
Lyrics: John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Producer: Vital Theatre Company
Pinkalicious the Musical Tickets Running Time: 55 minutes, with no intermission
Tickets start at $49.50.
For Tickets Contact :Telecharge
ALL are welcome! Pinkalicious the Musical
was created with 2- to 7-year-olds in mind. Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age.
Set a course for globe-spanning musical adventures with Captain Jam and the Agents of Jam. “A tuneful trip around the world” (The NY Times). “Fun for families, not just kids” (Mommy Nearest) “Best Kids Events” (Time Out Magazine)“Part rock concert, part stage show, and part puppet theatre”( Atlanta Journal Constitution), The FunikiJam Show changes with the seasons, so you can come back again and again. Touring since 2000 and off-Broadway since 2015, these original family musicals engage audiences in cultural exploration and celebration with infectious music, high-energy dancing, unique characters, and charming stories for the very young and young at heart. Inspired by the award-winning FunikiJam World Music classes, original kids music, and popular videos created by Brian Barrentine, The FunikiJam Show encourages audiences to use imagination and musical tools to complete “Special Missions” that explore world culture and open doors to conversations about diversity and our changing world.
Playing Tuesdays at 11am – May 3-31
Sundays at 2pm – June 12, 19, & 26
The show blends education and fun with globe-spanning musical adventures that celebrate world culture;engaging little ones – and their grown up friends – with live music, singing, dancing, spectacle, and audience participation in a fully produced theatrical setting.
WARNING: May cause laughing, clapping, dancing, and singing in multiple languages!
The FunikiJam Show: 2021-2022 Stage, TV/Film, and Voice Cast:Andrea Galata, Beatriz Cavalieri, Brian Barrentine, Celia Diagana, Dan Domingues, Darius Maxey, Emperor Kaioyus, Genevieve Godlesky, Hannah Chism, Hector Luis Fabian Meija, Juan Espinal, Kaila Wooten, Kadyn Kuioka, Kylie Kuioka, Kyle Jack, Molly Coyne, Robert Quilles, Shawday Graves, Shiho Matsuoka, Sage Newman, Sara Cuozzo-Gonzalez, Sarah Rose, Talita Real
COLORBLIND A NEW PLAY BY NAACP AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT WALLACE DEMARRIA TO MAKE ITS NEW YORK PREMIERE OFF-BROADWAY AT ACTORS TEMPLE THEATRE THIS SPRING
PREVIEWS BEGAN MONDAY, APRIL 25th, 2022 OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT SET FOR MONDAY, MAY 2nd
L to R: Valence Thomas, Gregory Warren, Joseph Salvatore Knipper, Wallace Demarria, Jessica Catalano, Dana Harris, Jeremy Rosenblum
(New York, NY) – The New York based theater company Outside Studios today announced that it will present the Off-Broadway premiere of COLORBLIND, a play about how race figures into love and judgement in America. Written by NAACP Award-Winning Playwright Wallace Demarria, and co-directed by Mr. Demarria and Amanda White-Del Pino.
The production begins previews on Monday, April 25th at Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th St. The official opening night is set for Monday, May 2nd. DD|PR firstname.lastname@example.org
COLORBLIND dives headfirst into the long-standing racial inequality in America. It follows the life of Mr. Clinton Muhammad, the controversial spiritual leader of the Minority Empowerment Movement. His militant speeches and fiery stance against “the oppression and discrimination” of minorities has divided all that come in contact with him. Some love and idolize him while others despise him and plot his demise. At the peak of his meteoric rise, a life altering event puts everything Muhammad believes into question. Colorblind tackles the issues from every angle, leaving the audience to ask themselves: is it possible to have a truly “colorblind” society? Colorblind is a story of love, patriotism, betrayal, violence and redemption. Does love care about ethnicity?
COLORBLIND made its world premiere at The Meta Theater in Los Angeles in 2013. The four-week engagement extended to eight weeks due to the run’s sold-out performances. The successful run at The Meta Theater was followed by another successful eight-week run at the Santa Monica Playhouse in 2014.
The cast of COLORBLIND features Wallace Demarria, Dana Patrice, Joseph Salvatore Knipper, Greg Warren, Hank Dennis, Valence Thomas, Jeremy Rosenblum, and Jessica Catalano.COLORBLIND features set and wardrobe design by Ru, lighting design by Maarten Cornelis, and original music composition by Nat Jenkins. The Production Stage Manager is Aurora Winger. Wallace Demarria is an actor, playwright and award-winning director who received critical acclaim as well as award nods for Colorblind. A Little Rock, Arkansas native, he landed his first movie role at the age of eight years old, and later was offered the lead role (originally intended for a white actor) in the film “Too Scared to Laugh.” After graduating Fisk University, Wallace entered a drama competition beating out 5,000 other actors. He took the top prize, and was the only competitor offered a contract with a Los Angeles-based talent agency. Mr. Demarria has since sold 4 scripts and been nominated for multiple NAACP Theatre Awards and was awarded Best Playwright in 2016. Amanda White-Del Pino is a creative producer with over 15 years of experience in the television, media, and production industry. Ms. White-Del Pino is a Producer, Director and Editor working for ad agencies/production companies as well as organizing and creating content for short films and social media. A graduate with a BA in Film/Video from Columbia College Chicago, she has worked on such film projects as Retales, Hanging in There, Clout and most recently making her directorial debut in Till Death Do Us Part.
Performances of COLORBLIND are on Mondays at 7:00PM, Wednesdays at 7:00PM, and Saturdays at 2:00PM. Tickets range from $37 (balcony general admission) to $57 (regular orchestra general admission). Premium seats are available for $72. There is a $2.50 facility fee on all tickets. To purchase tickets, click HERE
Located at 339 West 47th St NYC (Between 8th and 9th Avenue)
Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody comically traces the rise and fall of Donald J. Trump as President and the coming of the Biden/Harris administration told by a host of political characters, notorious and noble.
This musical parody comically traces the rise and fall of Donald J. Trump as President, into the Biden administration told by a host of political characters, including Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Vladamir Putin, Bernie Sanders, Stormy Daniels and many others, notorious and noble. This irreverent romp features satirical scenes and musical numbers, offering a humorous and provocative reflection on what our Founding Fathers feared, if left unchecked, could happen to the most powerful office in the world.
Limited engagement: Monday, April 18, 2022 @ 7:30 PM Tuesday, April 19, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody charts the rise and fall of you-know-who. This show comes to New York City after a successful run in Vermont.
“I laughed and marveled throughout the entire show.” “Everybody’s doing a one man show at the same time so it is like a four-ring circus.” – Rutland Herald
Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody Cast Members:
Lina Cloffe, Luke Krueger, Annie Burger Nash, Christopher Daniel Restino
Tickets for Trumpilton is NOW Closeed
Running time is approximately 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission. (Not handicapped accessible.)
Adult content ~ Not recommended for children under 13. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
First Preview Date
On Sale Through
April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022
April 19, 2022
Box Office Hours Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office one hour prior to the performance.
Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody Creative Team
Author: Karen Klami & Burnham Holmes
Composer: Musical parody of various musicals and music
Lyrics: Karen Klami & Burnham Holmes
Director: Karen Lami & Burnham Holmes
Choreographer: Lina Cloffe
Musical Director and Keyboards ~ Leslie Klami
Costumes & Props ~ Jessica Nguyen
Set Design ~ Karen Klami
Stage Manager ~ Jessica Nguyen
Producer: Klami/Holmes Productions
Actors Temple Theatre
Located at 339 West 47th Street-NYC
(Between 8th and 9th Avenue)
Sistas: The Musical Returns to Off-Broadway! The Hit Musical Telling the Story of Black Women Through Popular Music from Billie to Beyonce.
Sistas is the hit musical telling the story of black women through popular music from Billie to Beyoncé.
After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the girl groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Featuring 40 Hit Songs by Black Legends Including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Alicia Keys and The Supremes.
SISTAS! The Musical ,this live musical production is written by Fulbright Scholar and Columbia University professor Dr. Dorothy Marcic, based upon a series of interviews she conducted with black women over several years. Audiences experience an uplifting musical journey of a multi-generational African American family with over 40 hit-songs from the American songbook from the 1930s to the present day. Performed by a cast of five women, the production focuses on the family’s quest to honor the memory of their beloved Grandmother as they dig through her basement belongings.
This new production of SISTAS! advances original cast member Tracey Lee Conyer as director and choreographer. All new sets and costumes have also been added.
“First presented in the 2011 MIdtown International Theater Festival, SISTAS! is slated to become Off-Broadway’s longest running production. After 9 years Off-Broadway at Edmund Gaynes’ St. Lukes Theatre we couldn’t be more excited to re-open at Gaynes’ Actors Temple Theatre.”
“SISTAS! celebrates black music and the bonds of a family whose struggles and triumphs are universal and whose singing will rock the house with humor, humility, and sass!” said Tacey Lee Conyer, Director.
“Ultimately, SISTAS! is a story of family, of the history that binds us, and of the love we share that transcends our differences. It is a joyous celebration of strong women,” says Dr. Dorothy Marcic, Playwright
Sistas Cast Includes:
Debra Thais Evans (Simone)
Debra Thais Evans, a native of Brooklyn, NY, is thrilled to be a part of the Sistas family. Favorite credits include: Broadway: Rocktopia: A Classical Revolution, Tours: Porgy & Bess, Hairspray: Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), South Pacific (Bloody Mary), Carousel (Nettie), Into the Woods (The Witch). Other previous credits include several albums with Stage Stars Records. Many thanks to Bill, Tracey and the entire creative team for this incredible opportunity. Mama, Love ya!
Romelda Teron Benjamin (Roberta)
Romelda is known for her powerful, full, rich and emotionally charged vocal style. She recently appeared on Law and Order SVU and in the original Off-Broadway production of The Secret Life of Bees as Queenie at Atlantic Theater Company. She is most recognized for her portrayal of Sister Chantell in the original Off-Broadway production of Bare: A Pop Opera and for her portrayal of Paradise in the Broadway production of Brooklyn The Musical. Romelda recently appeared at Joe’s Pub in the critically acclaimed Ryan Raftery: Watch What Happens Live On Stage The Tale of Andy Cohen and the Housewives as Nene Leakes and Ryan Raftery Is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion, The Anna Wintour Musical. Other credits Include: Momma Morton in Chicago, Mavis White Eagle in Idaho!, Featured Ensemble in Catch Me If You Can original workshops through its out-of-town run at The 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, BJ Crosby in the National Tour of Smokey Joe’s Café. Romelda has appeared in numerous recordings, workshops, readings, The John Oliver Show on HBO and concerts with Linda Eder, Natalie Douglas, Harry Connick Jr., Pope Francis, Gloria Estefan, and Billy Porter. Thank you, God, for my Mommy, my Family, and Friends. My WAM Family Managers Rich and Mike. THANK YOU! IG: @theromeldateronbenjamin
Dawn Cantwell (Heather)
Broadway: Sting’s The Last Ship (originated the role of Young Meg), Wicked (Nessarose). Off-Broadway credits include: original company F#%king Up Everything/Brooklyn Crush, Music in the Air (Encores! City Center), original company Dogfight (Second Stage), Love’s Labour’s Lost (37 Arts). Regional/Tour credits include: Les Miserables, The Master Class, Romeo and Juliet, Carousel. Film: The Train (opposite Eli Wallach), Isolation (Independant). Save the Date (Independant) TV: Every Other Sunday (Amazon), The Tonight Show. She is writing a musical, Hiraeth, alongside Addi McDaniel. She also writes and performs with her brother Ryan Cantwell (musical director/conductor forthcoming Broadway revival of 1776, Waitress, Pippin, Bat Out of Hell). Their music can be found here. BA: NYU Tisch. www.dawncantwell.com, www.hiraethmusical.com. IG @dawasong, fb @dawncantwell
Maria Lawson (Gloria)
Maria is excited to join Sistas! A UK native who relocated to New Jersey, with her father hailing from New York, Maria obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science at Lancaster University, UK and was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. Maria started her music career as a songwriter with Peer Music Publishing and went on to record her debut album with Sony Music. Television credits:The X Factor UK– Finalist, The Equalizer – CBS, Eastenders– BBC, Lost Arc, VO- Amazon. Theater Credits: (Lead Singer) Thriller Live– West End, London, (Candy) Saturday Night Fever – US Tour, (Chiffon) Little Shop of Horrors – Edinburgh Fringe, Soul Train – The Musical. Maria would like to thank her UK/US family for their continued love and support. Follow Maria and download her vocal app at https://www.instagram.com/marialawsonofficial/
Montria Walker (Tamika)
Montria Walker is making her Off-Broadway debut in SISTAS. Montria is an actor, recording artist and vocal coach. She has loved performing ever since she was a little girl! She grew up in church singing in the choir, but realized in elementary school, after doing her first musical, there was more to her passion! She went on to college and obtained her bachelor’s in Fine Arts With a Concentration in Musical Theatre at Kent State University. Favorite roles include Intimate Apparel (Mayme), All Shook Up (Lorraine), Pippin (Leading Player), and Into The Woods (Lucinda). Shortly after, she accepted a contract with Royal Caribbean International and went on to perform in Southeast Asia. She is so happy to be gracing the stage again with such an incredible cast! Montria would like to thank her director, music director, the entire SISTAS Team, and cast, for their dedication to making this a memorable show! She would also love to thank God, her family, boyfriend and friends for their constant love and support ! If she could leave you with one word it would be to “Believe.” IG: @MontriaWalker
*** Sistas: The Musical Creative Team Author: Dorothy Marcic
Music & Lyrics: Various
Director / Choreographer: Tracy Conyer Lee
Producer: Franzblau Media Inc
Running Time: 85 minutes, with no intermission
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Saturdays ~ 4:30 PM & 8:00 PM / Sundays ~ 4:30 PM
Box Office Hours Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office
one hour prior to the performance.
The FunikiJam Show ‘SHENANIGANS: Irish Celebration!’, offers Irish songs, dances, stories, and fun for theatergoers 10 and younger. The shenanigans begin at the Actors Temple Theatre on March 6 and 20th at 11 AM (ending on March 19 at 3:30 pm) When the Agents of Jam embark on a special mission to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, they enlist the audience as “new recruits” to discover a lively mix of songs & stories that a fun spin on leprechauns, banshees, rainbows, and lucky pots of gold. Even grown-ups will be laughing, clapping, and playing along with FunikiJam’s cast of international artists and musicians as they dance and sing to the Shamrock Beat.
While many New Yorkers are all too familiar with St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, the deeds being honored in this show involve neither rowdy crowds nor alcohol.
Funikijam World Music is an organization dedicated to presenting world-music classes and programs for children. FunikiJam’s Off-Broadway Family Musicals are interactive, high energy shows that engage all ages with music, singing, dancing, storytelling, spectacle and audience participation.
WARNING: May cause laughing, clapping, dancing, and singing in multiple languages.
The FunikiJam Show: SHENANIGANS – Irish Celebration Cast
Brian Barrentine returns to his starring role of Captain Jam with the Agents of Jam: Andrea Galata as Agent Sbrexy from Italy and Sage Newman as Agent Bongo with Irish Fiddler, Molly Coyne.
The FunikiJam Show: SHENANIGANS – Irish Celebration Creative Team
Book / Music / Lyrics: Brian Barrentine
Director: Rosemary Newcott
Choreographer: Brian Barrentine
Producer: World Music Theatre Company & Gatehouse Entertainment
Actors Temple Theatreis located at 339 West 47th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue) in midtown Manhattan
Box office at the theater opens 1 hour before the performance
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