Our Town …. but Wilder – a world premiere comedy- CLOSED 11/13/ 22

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 Wilder was 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.

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Our Town… but Wilder – THE HISTORY OF THE PLAY

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
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Our Town… but Wilder Related Links

Our Town… but Wilder Performances

Saturdays at 8 PM
Sundays at 2 PM
Mondays at 7 PM

Running Time:| 95 minutes, with no intermission

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Our Town… but Wilder is CLOSED

Starting at $49.50.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office
one hour prior to the performance.

Audience : Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

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The FunikiJam Show! is CLOSED

Re Opens Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 11 am.
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.

W​ARNING: 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

The FunikiJam Show: 2021-2022 Creative Team: 

WORDS & MUSIC, DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY: Brian Barrentine 

COLLABORATIVE DIRECTOR: Rosemary Newcott 

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Joe Mazza 

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Maarten Cornelis

VIDEO PRODUCTION: David Moriya. Tin Mirror, and Gatehouse Entertainment

Actors  Temple Theatre SHOWS AND DATES

 The FunikiJam Show! musical adventures for every season
Tuesdays at 11am – May 3-31 
Sundays at 2pm – June 12, 19, & 26

Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office one hour prior to the performance.
 


Check the website for more info on FunikiJam Music Touring

 


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COLORBLIND: A NEW PLAY BY NAACP AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT is CLOSED

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. 

https://www.colorblindoffbroadway.com

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.

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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

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Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody – Limited engagement – Now Closed

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.

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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

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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 Opening 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.

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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

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Located at 339 West 47th Street-NYC
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Between 8th and 9th Avenue)

 

Vital Theatre Co Presents “The Wizard of Oz” at Actors Temple Theatre is CLOSED

The classic tale, The Wizard of Oz has been entertaining audiences for ages.

“Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and even munchkin puppetry, as they travel through a re-imagined world of Oz.”

SEE The Wizard of OZ Now through July 3, 2022
Sundays
11:00 am


Click LINK to buy Vital’s Wizard of Oz Tickets directly from Telecharge.

Ticket prices: $49.50 (include a $2.50 Facility Fee)

Audience: Recommended for ages 2 – 7. Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age.

First Preview Date Opening Date On Sale Through
March 27, 2022 March 27, 2022 July 3, 2022

Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office
one hour prior to the performance.

VITAL’s Creative Team

Director: Stephen Sunderlin
Choreographer: Rebecca Frazier
Music Director Benjamin Stayner

Book: Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann
Music: John Gregor
Lyrics: John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Producer: Vital Theatre Company, Inc

Production Stage Manager – ELIZABETH EMOND
Assistant Light Design -ADAM HAMDY
Costume Assistant- SHARON MEJIA
Sound Engineer – MICHAEL COSTAGLIOLA
Casting Director – HOLLY BUCZEK
Press Agent – QIKPR

Vital’s Wizard of Oz  Links

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Actors Temple Theatre

Located at 339 West 47th Street
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Between 8th and 9th Avenue)

 

Sistas: The Musical Returns to Off-Broadway! CLOSED 5/28/22

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.

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Reopened April 2, 2022  – Actors Temple Theatre, NYC
Performances Saturdays  4:30 PM & 8:00 PM / Sundays ~ 4:30 PM

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

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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
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Sistas: The Musical Creative Team
Author: Dorothy Marcic
Music & Lyrics: Various
Director / Choreographer: Tracy Conyer Lee
Producer: Franzblau Media Inc

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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.

Click link to buy Tickets to Sistas: The Musical directly from Telecharge.
Ticket prices start at $42.00 including a $2.50 Facility Fee.

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Located at 339 West 47th Street
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The FunikiJam Show: SHENANIGANS – Irish Celebration begins March 6, 2022 (closed)

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 Theatre
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(Between 8th and 9th Avenue) in midtown Manhattan

Box office at the theater opens 1 hour before the performance

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Dancers Over 40 Present – One Night Only” A Celebration of Tommy Tune”- Nov 15, 2021 ONLY

Twiggy and Tommy Tune in
My One and Only

   Dancers over 40 presents a one-night-only special event: Our One and Only: A Celebration of Tommy Tune on Monday, November 15th, 8pm at the Actors’ Temple Theatre in NYC, to kick off publication of DO40 member Kevin Winkler’s new book, Everything is Choreography, The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune (in stores and online Nov. 15th).

The evening will be hosted by entertainer and MC extraordinaire Richard Skipper with panels moderated by Kevin Winkler.
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DO40 is known for its iconic panels and performances and this will follow the same winning formula, featuring cast members and associates from all Tune’s hit shows, including Tony Award-nominated director-choreographer Jeff Calhoun (The Will Rogers Follies, My One and Only), Tony Award winner Cady Huffman (The Will Rogers Follies), Emmy nominee Becky Ann Baker (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Tony Award nominee Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel)Adrian Bailey (My One and Only), David Jackson (Grand Hotel, My One and Only), Wendy Waring(The Will Rogers Follies), Peter Von Mayrhauser (My One and Only, The Will Rogers FolliesDebra Zalkind(The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Nancy McGraw (Nine), Dorothy Kiara (Nine) Tom Cashin (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Joy Serio Dunbar (A Joyful Noise), Penny Worth (Grand Hotel), Carole Monferdini (The Club), Julie Hafner (Nine, The Club), Gloria Hodes (The Club), Memrie Innerarity (The Club) Mary McCatty (The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public), dance assistants extraordinaire Patti D’Beck(My One and Only, The Will Rogers Follies) and Niki Harris (Hollywood/Ukraine, Grand Hotel), and more special guests to be announced!

Special performances will include a number by original cast members of The Club, Tune’s directorial debut, and a new video presentation by the American Dance Machine for the 21st Century of the classic “Favorite Son” from The Will Rogers Follies.  Musical direction for the evening provided by composer-lyricist-conductor Fred Barton.

Tickets will be on sale on telecharge.  Tickets are $25.00; DO40 members’ price is $15.00 with discount code/membership card.  Members call the telecharge number 212-947-8844 or go online to www.telechargeoffers.com.   Non-members call telecharge at 212-239-6200 or go to www.telecharge.com. There will be a limited amount of Premium Seats at $50.00 as well.  (The Actors’ Temple Theatre box office is only open one hour before the performance.)

Dancers over 40 is an all-volunteer, membership-driven non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving the History, Legacy and Lives of our mature creative community, and sharing that knowledge with the younger generation. For more information on how you can give back to the community and join DO40 as a member, go to www.dancersover40.org and click on the JOIN/RENEW/DONATE button, or contact our Hotline for more information at 212-330-7016. You don’t have to be … Over 40 to join!  Give back to give forward.

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“Little Christmas Miracles” CLOSED December 2021

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

Photos – AdamSmithHeadshots

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

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“CHASING JACK” MOVES TO ACTORS’ TEMPLE THEATRE – CLOSED Dec 2021

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

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