“Little Christmas Miracles” Now Playing Actors Temple Theatre

Little Christmas Miracles Tickets Off Broadway Play with Music

Little Christmas Miracles is written and performed by Grammy Nominated Singer and Songwriter, Jamie Floyd.

When their kids refuse to celebrate Christmas, two struggling widows take their kids on a trip to adventure and experience a miracle. Based on a true story.

The two families realize they have a lot to be thankful for, and experience more miracles than they can count!”

90 minutes, with no intermission

Little Christmas Miracles Creative Team

Story by: Pat Denson
Playwright: Ryan Paul James
Music and Lyrics: Jamie Floyd, David DeVaul, Nathan Demarco Jacobson
Director: Pat Denson
Producer: Holiday Shelter Productions
Press Agent: Dan Demello
Marketing: ASH Media

$59.50 (Ticket prices include a $2.50 Facility Fee)

For tickets Contact Telecharge : https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Little-Christmas-Miracles/Overview

Actors Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue)

“CHASING JACK” MOVES TO ACTORS’ TEMPLE THEATRE – November 6

John S. Anastasi’s
High-Stakes, High-Octane, Courtroom-Stunner

Chasing Jack Tickets Off Broadway PlayChasing Jack is a high-stakes, tightrope-walking, roller coaster of a play.

Surgeon/Father/Gambler- Which one is he willing to lose?

Dr. Jack Chase, a suave, world famous-Harvard-educated heart surgeon whose gambling addiction has landed him in a Manhattan courtroom where a young widow says that the addicted heart surgeon caused the death of her husband. Everything Jack holds dear rests on the outcome of the trial. Guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seat!(New York City-October 2021)  When John S. Anastasi’s CHASING JACK was invited to join the 131 productions participating in the 2019 New York Summerfest it was honored with both The Best of Festival Award and The Best Play Award.

The play was then added to the 2020 schedule of Florida’s Willow Theatre when it was abruptly shut down, along with every other theatrical production in Boca Raton, on the afternoon of its Opening Night (Thursday, March 12) due to COVID-19.

After making its anticipated Off-Broadway Premiere on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the Jerry Orbach Theater in Times Square, CHASING JACK has now moved to The Actors’ Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street – between 8th and 9th Avenues.)

The first performance at the Actors’ Temple Theatre is Saturday, November 6th at 5:00pm.

Produced by Rachel Stange, directed by Peter J. Loewy and featuring Emanuele Secci as Dr. Jack Chase, the play is not so much a courtroom drama as it is a courtroom bombshell.

Of the 47 shows opening in New York in the next three months?   This is the one to see.  Guaranteed, it will move you to the edge of your seat and leave you there until the curtain.  It’s the story of the suave Dr. Jack Chase.  A world-famous-Harvard-educated heart surgeon whose very serious gambling addiction has landed him in a very serious Manhattan courtroom where the blue-collar family of Michael James claims that he is directly responsible for the death of their Michael. This is Jack Chase’s last-chance malpractice lawsuit.  He needs to win this case. Every segment of his life depends on the win. The audience watches his nail-biting trial in real time. VERY. REAL. HOLD YOUR BREATH.  TIME.  Addiction is ruthless.  But it makes for riveting theatre. And isn’t that why we’ve all come back to the Broadway neighborhood?  RIVITING THEATRE.

 Chasing Jack Cast Members:

Alejandra Mangini, Caroline Sposto, Dennis Brito, Emanuele Secci, Joel Shaw, Samantha Ruston, Robert Eigen, Matt Burns

 

Emmy Award winner, Emanuele Secci, is featured as the gifted but addicted Dr. Jack Chase

“Small-scale and independently produced productions will

be the first to make a healthy comeback to Broadway and Off-Broadway.”

-John Kendrick, CNBC

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“CHASING JACK is a mesmerizing rollercoaster of events.  

It is relevant.    It is riveting.   It is engrossing.   It is impressive.  

It will keep you guessing until the last addicting second.”

-Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles

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“I could sit through CHASING JACK at least one more time and be continuously delighted with the sharp writing, humor, continuous plot twists, and the extraordinary acting of the cast. 

It’s rare to see good and evil so well balanced in a show. 

You come away asking so many fundamental questions about right and wrong.”

-Ronni Burns, Electronic Link Journey (ELJ)THE PLAYERS

Emanuele Secci(The Hundred-Foot Journey,  Nobody Walks, Angels & Demons, Trophy Wife, Loving; Award-winning Director and recipient of three Producer/Editor Daytime Emmy Awards), SamanthaRuston (Space Race, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Diaspora, TX), Alejandra Mangini(Coriolanus, Measure ForMeasure), Dennis Brito(Poisoned, Last Jew in Europe, All’s Fair in Love & Science, Balm in Gilead, La Nina Que Moria a Cada Rato, Stage Kiss, The Ideal, Before The Snow, Reunion 108, 1971, Into the Limelight),Matt Burns(Kensho at the Bedfello, Heizer, April in New York), Caroline Sposto(TheETC 10-Minute Play Festival)Robert Eigen(Wizard, The Bald Soprano,  27 Wagons Full of Cotton,  Saint Joan,The Hairy Ape, The Lower Depths, Novaya Zemlya, Countless VoicesThe Forgotten Soulsof 911) and Joel Shaw(Butterfly, Zucchini, Temporarily, The Shadow Box, The PerfectMurder, Deadly Affairs, Saving Face).   

THE PRODUCER

Rachel Stange began her career as a journalist. During that time, she worked with high profile news organizations such as CBS News, Entertainment Tonight, LOGO, CBS Entertainment.  She later made a career change to theater working with the Broadway press firm Boneau Bryan/Brown working on shows such as: Mary StuartThe Norman ConquestsBrighton Beach MemoirsThe 39 Steps, Signature Theater and more. Her time as a theatrical press agent led her to becoming interested in producing for the stage.Rachel started her producing career in the office of Broadway producer Jamie deRoy and has been with her for over ten years. She was a part of the producing team for The King’s Speech in London’s West End and Godspell on Broadway.  In addition to Chasing Jack, she is the lead producer on a new musical Esther: The Heart of a Queen. She is a member of the Drama League, TRU Career Producers Team and The League of Professional Theater Women.  She also recently joined the film world as a producer on the new documentary Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age now showing on PBS’s Great Performances. 

THE PLAYWRIGHT

John S. Anastasi works written for the stage include: In My Father’s Eyes, a play with music, produced at the Forum Theater (New Jersey) and the historic Mishler Theater (Altoona, PA.). Music by David Friedman. It was selected as an alternate at the New York Fringe Festival summer 2003. StolenLives, a two-character drama, presented at the Acorn Theater at Theatre Row after being presented at the Mishler Theatre. Pied a Terre enjoyed a successful off-Broadway premier at the Kirk Theater at Theatre Row in 2007.Since being published by Samuel French in 2008, Pied a Terre has been produced at the Cork Theatre in Ireland and has been fully translated to Chinese and produced at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in China as well as multiple cities in China. I Forgive You, Ronald Regan was produced Off-Broadway at the Beckett Theatre in Manhattan in Summer 2013 and published by Dramatic Publishing of Chicago. Transition was presented at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre and the 5th Wall Theatre/Richmond Triangle Players in Richmond, Virginia.

THE DIRECTOR

Peter J. Loewy was the producing Artistic Director of the Forum Theatre Arts Center in New Jersey for 35 years where he produced and directed over 100 plays and musicals.  He recently wrote and directed a parody of House on Haunted Hill, A Horror of Comedy, based on the 1959 film of the same name. He began his career as a young man with famed librettist Michael Stewart and producer David Merrick.

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THE PLAYING SCHEDULE
Saturdays at 5:00pm

TICKETS
Starting at $39.50

Telecharge
212-239-6200

https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Chasing-Jack/Overview 

Actors Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street – Between 8th and 9th Avenue

SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA,THE NEW POP ROCK MUSICAL & SEXY EXTRAVAGANZA

THE SHOW WILL GO ON!

POSTPONED BY THE PANDEMIC IN MARCH 2020

SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA ANNOUNCES ITS RETURN TO NEW YORK at  AT ACTORS TEMPLE THEATRE, RUNNING EVERY THURSDAY AT 7 PM BEGINNING OCTOBER 14, 2021.

THE DAZZLING NEW VERSION OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S LEGENDARY MUSIC IS ABOUT MONEY, LOVE AND TITLES AND FOLLOWS THE ROYAL PLAYBOY CROWN PRINCE “ZIGGY” SIEGFRIED IN HIS SCANDALOUS SEARCH FOR THE IDEAL BRIDE.

THIS SEXY NEW MUSICAL PUTS MONEY, LOVE AND TITLES ON THE LINE.

 

 

Clockwise from bottom: Ellie Kadosh, Addi Gefen, Mai Ofri and Eden Azar – Photo Credit: Courtesy Ronen Akerman

(New York, NY) – A dazzling new version of Tchaikovsky’s legendary music is once again preparing to make a splash upon the New York Stage.

 

SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA, a sexy extravaganza about money, love and titles, featuring book and lyrics by Mirit Shem-Ur, music by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky, with additional music by Sharona Pick, is a provocative mashup of classical and modern music, and was slated to run at St. Luke’s in April of 2020, but was postponed as the Covid-19 pandemic brought there theater industry and New York to a sudden halt. Directed by Tsedi Sarfati, SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA and will run every Thursday at 7 PM  beginning October 14, 2021 through December at Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th Street. Purchase tickets at Telecharge

www.swanlakerockopera.com

“We are so excited to announce that the show will go on,” said the show’s music producer, Sharona Pick. “Our off-Broadway musical is opening after 19 months, and it feels like new Yorkers and tourists alike share my enthusiasm about theater coming back to life!”

The evening before his engagement ball, Crown Prince “Ziggy” Siegfried, is having a hot bachelor party at the Swan Lake Mansion, hosted by the notorious billionaire Von Rothbart. But while Ziggy’s bon vivant noble friends enjoy themselves in the company of Von Rothbart’s sexy mistresses, called swannies, Ziggy is quite depressed. And no wonder…enjoying his status as a popular royal playboy, the young prince is not too enthusiastic about giving up his glamorous lifestyle for the dreary institution of marriage.

With dozens of mega hits to her credit, most of them composed by her ex-husband, the iconic Israeli superstar, Svika Pick, Mirit Shem Ur is one of the most popular Israeli lyricists of all time. The musical Marylou, based mainly on the unbeatable power couple’s mutual songs, had a long run at the National Theatre Habima, a tour in USA, several revivals, a television series, hundreds of Israeli school performances, and is one of the most successful original musicals in Israel. Mirit Shem Ur is also the author of seven novels, having made her first professional breakthrough at the age of 25, when she became a popular columnist in the major Israeli magazine Maariv.

Director Tsedi Sarfati started his career as a child actor at the national Israeli theatre and has performed at all of the leading theaters in Israel. At 30, he started to direct musical theatre and many shows and major events in Israel. He has directed the well-known original musical Bustan Sefaradi (Spanish Garden), written by the fifth president of Israel Mr. Itzhak Navon, that ran for over 2,300 times over almost 20 years at the national Israeli theatre, Habima. He has directed shows in Germany, South Africa and Russia and has directed many TV specials for leading singers in Israel. In 1999, Tsedi was the Director of the biggest international song contest – The Eurovision in Jerusalem. He has directed many international musicals, such as: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Irma La Douce, Hair, West Side Story, Funny Girl, A Chorus Line, The King and I, andAnnie. Most recently, he was one of the most popular judges on the reality show A Star is Born which runs on one of the most popular tv channels in Israel.

Sharona Pick is an Israeli composer and singer. Together with her sister Daniella, she’s seen meteoric success with the duo’s first mega hit, “This Song”, which she composed. Over the years, Sharona has composed many hits for the duo, herself, and many other Israeli artists.

Women Wonders: Child Of Israeli Music Icons, “Swan Lake Opera’s” Sharona Pick, Pop Star To Theater Lyricist

The cast of SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA features Kenneth Remaklus, Madeline Lukomski, Jennifer Posie Morrison, John stillwaggon, Maya Murphy, Teddy Calvin, Cameron Cave, Emily Sharik, Chandler Corley-Essex, Caroline Mcfee, Lily Page, and Andrew Cuccaro.

The production is produced by  Barak Gilor and Moshe Noy from Noy Shows Productions and features sound design by Martin Sytems Audio, lighting design by Maarten Cornelis, choreography by Amit Zamir and costumes by Ella Kolesnik. Haim Faliba is the Associate Director.

Tickets are $59.50 and can be purchased on line
at Telecharge at 212-239-6200

They can also be purchased online at www.swanlakerockopera.com.
Group sales are available (for groups of 10 or more).

The running time for SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA is a swift 90 minutes.

Actors Temple Theatre

Theatre is located at 339 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Ave. in NYC.

Press Contact: Dan DeMello, 917.981.0344 or danielwdemello@gmail.com

“The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+” (Now Playing)

Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ Tickets Off BroadwayA modern inclusive spin on Oscar Wilde’s classic tale, The Importance of Being Earnest, re-imagined with LGBTQ+ representation.

John “Jack” Worthing loves NYC and Gwyn Fairfax, and he can have both when he assumes the name of his made-up brother, Ernest. When Agernon, “Algy” (John’s best friend) falls in love with Cecil (John’s ward), he too decides to take on the name of Ernest. With John pursuing one man and Algy pursuing another, Lady Bracknell (who happens to be Gwyn’s mother) slowly unravels the odd strings of potential matchmaking. Of course, with two men and one name they share, what follows is a mess of imaginary identities, good natured gossip, and ridiculous romance. The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+ brings Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people ” to contemporary times with new laughter, color and heart.

“I’m proud to create a world where coming out is never a thing, allowing our heroes to be unapologetically themselves. We will root for each one of them in our own way as we identify their fallible struggles and triumphs as everyone’s allowed to be complete human beings in love.” –Maarten Cornelis

Original February 14th, 1895 Review from Opening Night –
“The Importance of being Earnest, belongs indubitably to the first class. It is delightful to see it, it sends wave after wave of laughter curling and foaming round the theatre…”

Now Playing Tuesdays at 7 PM. Contact Telecharge for Tickets

The Reviews Are Coming In :  Theatre Pizzazz

The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+

Jul 12, 2021 | Theater

Review By Michael Tingley

While flipping through the program before the show, I stumbled on two quotes that would capture the beauty of this adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest. The first is from Producer/Director/Lighting Designer Maarten Cornelis, “What if members of the LGBTQ+ community never had to step out of the closet because we never had to be in it in the first place?” The other is from Michael Morley’s bio — who plays the bubbly and wonderfully petulant Cecil Cardew — “Michael Morley is thrilled to make Oscar Wilde even more gay!”

Wilde, as we all know, was born too early, we’re still catching up to him. Morley reminds us that in Earnest, Wilde held himself back to fit the milieu. Cornelis wants to imagine Wilde freed from his time and goes beyond adaptation; Earnestly LGBTQ+ more than places the Victorian Earnest into the present, more than swaps paisley for Pride parades, opium dens for trap-houses, Victoria for Biden, and buttonholed green carnations for mesh tops and death drops. Instead, Earnestly LGBTQ+ imagines if Wilde, equal parts wit and iconoclast, wrote today — what would it be like? It asks, and it answers, fabulously. Let me explain.

First, all the relationships in the play are LGBTQ+. It is not such a simple change as one might expect as the actors are acutely aware. By making Earnest “even more gay” the show reveals how “gay” it was in the first place. The actors have found that the dialogue subtly changes when the relationship is queered, and the players emphasize these nuances wonderfully. Next, no one walks in this show, there’s only strutting (the stomping tantrums of Cecil Cardew being the exception). Lady Bracknell, played by Denise Turkan — think Eastern European/Turkish Devil Wears Prada Meryl Streep — has become Cerberus-like, splitting lines with her two tremendous…assistants? Lovers? It’s unclear but it’s clearly hilarious. J. Mahal and Lyman Heung sass, bend, and seduce their way around the stage.

Playing Miss Prism is the confident and dynamic Lauren E. King. The love affair between Prism and Dr. Chasuble, played by Marie Angelo, is moving in a play that ridicules moving emotions — or any movement at all (“It is awfully hard work doing nothing”). The cynical, if not positively pessimistic, Lane finds multiple facets when played by Alison Wien. The added scene where Mahal and Heung change Lane into Merriman, Jack Worthing’s butler in the country, gives the butlers a sexuality often ignored in other productions.

But if we’re speaking of seduction — and really one can’t avoid it when talking about this show — Kenon Veno is unsurpassed. He plays by far the most dynamic, attractive, (adjectives don’t do the performance justice) Gwyn I have ever had the fortune to watch. The charged scenes between Veno and Preston Fox, as John Worthing, and Michael Morley, Cecil Cardew, should not be missed. Always a favorite of mine, the scene between Cardew and Gwyn in the country garden is the best rendition I’ve seen. Morley and Veno are exceptional together, sharing an energy and play only possible to achieve by actors who love their roles and fit them.

Finally, the outrageous best friends turned brothers, John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, played by Preston Fox and Clint Blakely, interrogate, rouse, and trick each other. In most productions, Jack Worthing is an uptight Victorian wrestling with his desires. The Jack in Earnestly LGBTQ+ has to be all that in lace shirts with bleached hair. Fox pulls it all off though, and still manages to be an exceptionally engaging partner for Blakely’s Algernon, a character famous for his desire to eat everything – including the play. Blakely plays this voracious part exceptionally well, delivering some of Wilde’s most memorable lines with grace and humor.

Earlier I mentioned Cornelis was Producer/Director/Lighting Designer, each of these roles is as important as the last in this show. The lighting is playful, neon, romantic. The actors have fun competing for their best light. Earnestly LGBTQ+ is a romp, a delight, and an imaginative liberation of Wilde’s most loved work.

Produced by Write Act Repertory and Gatehouse Entertainment at The Actors Temple, 339 West 47 St., NYC

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“Wackiness abounds as Wilde’s classic is updated to present day NYC with same-sex couples, a Grindr reference, fashionistas and nightclub-style dances.” The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+ is a theatrical alternative romp.
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The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+ Cast Members:

Preston Fox (John / Earnest), Clint Blakely (Algy), Kenon Veno (Gwen), Michael Morley (Cecil), Denise Turkan (Lady Bracknell), and Lauren E King (Miss Prism), Marie Anello (Dr. Chasuble), Samantha Randolph (Merriman / Lane), with J. Mahal (Dancer 1) and Lyman Heung (Dancer 2)

The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+ Creative Team

Author: Oscar Wilde
Director: Maarten Cornelis
Choreographer: J. Mahal and Lyman Heung
Producer: John Lant and Maarten Cornelis in association with Write Act Repertory and Gatehouse Entertainment
Press Agent: Daniel DeMello

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