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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“The Bronx Babe” – CLOSED- Final Perf Nov 13, 2021

The Bronx Babe is a coming of age story of a biracial young girl growing up in the racial tensions of the 1970s in the Bronx.

The Bronx Babe is a true story about a young bi-racial girl attending middle school in the early 1970’s. She learns about the value of true friendship. Experiences her first kiss, and how to navigate her way in the midst of racial tensions being half-Irish and half Puerto Rican. She shares stories about her multi-racial girl clique and the urban dances of back in the day. Its a celebration of New York City culture that’s never been told before!

The Bronx Babe : Sonny Marie Lee is a native New Yorker. She has had a lifetime career as an international fashion model and actor. She has appeared on many commercials, film and television, and performed in community theatre. She has written her one-woman show, The Bronx Babe, about her life growing up in The Bronx in the early 1970s.

The Bronx Babe Cast Members:

Sonny Marie Lee, Ryan Beato


Website
: The Bronx Babe 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebronxbabe143/

The Bronx Babe Creative Team

Author: Janet Marie Lee
Director: Janet Marie Lee
Choreographer: Ryan Beato
Producer: The Bronx Babe Productions
Press Agent: Dan Dimello


Running Time:
75 minutes, with no intermission

Saturdays at 2:00 PM beginning Oct. 23rd – FINAL PERFORMANCE November 13 (CLOSED)

Tickets starting at $59.50 (Ticket prices include a $2.50 Facility Fee.)

Audience : Recommended for 13 +
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date CLOSED
October 23, 2021 October 23, 2021 November 13, 2021

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Owen & Mzee The Musical – CLOSED 11/21/21

Sun. 11 am – CLOSED: Nov. 21, 2021 (Final Perf)

Owen and Mzee Musical Tickets Off Broadway

Owen & Mzee The Musical is a inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee.

“When Owen was stranded after a tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone’s amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other, and they became inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.”

The Cast : Akeil Davis, Desmond Fernandez, Aguel Lual, Eric J. Willingham

The Creative Team

Book and Music: Michelle Elliott
Music and Lyrics: Danny Larsen
Director and Choreographer: Tyrone L. Robinson
Original Concept By: Stanley W. Mathis
Based On The Book By: Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu
Photography: Peter Greste
Producer: Vital Theatre Company
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Running Time: 60 minutes, with no intermission
Sundays at 11 AM thru Sunday Nov. 21. – CLOSED
Vaccination proof required of everyone at least 12 years old
This production of Owen & Mzee requires masks for everyone in attendance.

Appropriate for all ages. Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age!
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339 West 47th Street
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of a Lifetime – a new Electro-Rock/Sci-Fi Musical -CLOSED: Final Perf. Nov 28, 2021

Young Andy hasn’t had much luck in life or love – a change in fortune brings him into a windfall in the form of an old run-down house – called ‘of a Lifetime’ which currently houses a completely self-sufficient mysterious community that appear to be lost in time… Beware the Treachery – How people Change!!!

CLOSED- FINAL PERFORMANCE November 28 , 2021

WEBSITE: https://ofalifetimemusical.com/

of a Lifetime Cast Members

Carly Wheeler, Chloe Solomon, Inri Faye, Bryan Douglas, Sage Spiker, Nathaniel Rosenthalis

of a Lifetime Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics: James C.K. Jefferies
Director: Dalia Sevilla
Choreographer: Alexx Stachowiak
Light design: Maarten Cornelis
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First Preview Date Opening Date On Sale Through
October 31, 2021 October 31, 2021 CLOSED- FINAL PERF
November 28, 2021

CLOSED- FINAL PERFORMANCE November 28 , 2021

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Maria Caruso’s greatest solo creations “Metamorphosis” (CLOSED Oct 31, 2021)

And as in the line from Milton’s ode The Hymn: “The stars with deep amaze, stand fix’d in steadfast gaze,” Caruso’s dancing appeared to transfix the heavens and the sold-out audience.”

Now Playing Saturdays 5 PM / Sundays 2 pm. CLOSED Oct 31, 2021

Metamorphosis at Actor’s Temple Theatre

Hailed as one of Maria Caruso’s greatest solo creations to date, Metamorphosis, has been performed across the globe since its premiere at Israel’s Karmiel Dance Festival in 2018. A dance theatre work, heavily influenced by the artist’s ballet and modern vocabularies, the audience is immersed in the emotion of the creator’s true story and selfless expression on the stage.

The evening length performance took root after Caruso’s extensive work with the Martha Graham Contemporary Dance Company and the artistic evolution resulting from her performances of Martha Graham’s iconic solo Lamentation. Hungry to create an expansive work for the world’s stage that showcased the culmination of her over 20-year career as a classically trained ballet and contemporary dancer, Metamorphosis was born.

The work is a spiritual and emotional journey through life’s many transitions, and it is based on Caruso’s own experiences but broadened to be more universal. Throughout the performance the audience is immersed in Caruso’s drastic emotional shifts as she uses a series of costume changes into differently-colored dresses as a metaphor for turning points in her character’s journey.

“Embracing the gravity of the moment, Caruso unleashed in her solo a passionate portrayal of a woman knowledged in the heartaches and joys of life that was bursting with her anxieties, sadness, soaring giddiness and breathless embracing of love and desire.” – Steve Sucato

“…rage, sadness, sensuality. Caruso conveys these feelings with her entire body, which extends and contorts in ways that would leave us mere mortals breathless if we tried.” – Zachary Stewart (TheaterMania)

“At the last moment, Maria Angelica Caruso walks through the center aisle, striding past the fabrics tossed to the ground. Not only has she conquered the memory of a dancer’s past, she has also brought the audience through every step.”- Marcina Zaccaria (Theater Pizzazz)

Now Playing Saturdays 5 PM / Sundays 2 pm.CLOSED Oct 31, 2021

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Maria Caruso’s greatest solo creations “Metamorphosis”
Sat 5 pm / Sun 2 pm (CLOSED Oct 31, 2021)

“Housewives of Secaucus: What a Drag!” : CLOSED Oct 30, 2021

“The Housewives of Secaucus: What a Drag!” Is now playing Saturdays at 8 pm. Final Performance October 30. (CLOSED)

 The Housewives of Secaucus: What a Drag! is a dragulous new interactive musical comedy. The Housewives of Secaucus: What a Drag! spoofs those popular housewife shows you love to hate. Hold onto your wigs, because five queens of the Garden State are about to ‘werk-it’ at the annual Mad Hatters Brunch – competing for ‘Best Hat,’ ‘Woman of the Yearm’ and even mayor of ‘Beautiful’ Secaucus, New Jersey. Who will be unfriended? Who’s having an affair with who? Could the competition be… dun dun dun… rigged? Queens are spilling tea everywhere at this interactive extravaganza!

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Cast Members:

Cammerron Baits
Jacob P.S. Lemmenes

Ryan Stutz
Philip McLeod

Sam Brackley
Korey Harlow
Joshua Oates

 

Creative Team
Author: Anthony Wilkinson
Director: Hank Kiraly
Social Media: Alex Carter Van Pelt

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House Wives of Secaucus: What a Drag”


Saturdays 8 PM (Final Perf Oct 30)

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Spoolie Girl: A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale- CLOSED

Spoolie Girl: A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale Summary

In Spoolie Girl, a suddenly orphaned eco-friendly teenager from Kenya comes to New York City and wearing magical spoolies in her hair that enables her to read people’s thoughts as songs, she navigates a world consisting of her narcissistic, fashionista Aunt, a Fairy Godmother (but way wackier), and a quirky neighbor who walks an invisible dog.

And this is her support group.

“. . . Mixes fairy tale fun and social consciousness in a truly wacky story.” – Stephen Flaherty, Composer, Anastasia, Once On This Island

“Everybody sitting next to me–from the 10-year-old to the elderly couple–was having a great time” – Jamie Winters, Montclair (New Jersey) Times

“Fabulous! Great score! This is a fantasy with a heart! Funny and warm with a rock beat.”- Karen Mason, Broadway and Cabaret Star

Spoolie Girl: A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale Cast Members:

Claire Lilley, Rosemary Loar, Kristy Cates, Mollie Downes, Michiko Sasaki, Inga Ballard, Antoinette DiPietropolo, Raissa Katona Bennett, Allie Radice, Lily Tobin, Emily Briggs

Spoolie Girl: A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale Creative Team

Book: Robert W. Atwood and Rosemary Loar
Music and Lyrics: Rosemary Loar
Director: Jay Dunn
Music Director: Gary Schreiner
Choreographer: Antoinette DiPietropolo
Lights: John Burkland
Set: Marina Mazzamuto
Stage Manager: Andrea Wales
General Manager: Marla Mase
Promotions and Press Rep: Stephen Hanks
Producer: Jonatina Barksdale

CLOSED Aug 2018 -” Black Sparta” Now at Actors Temple Theatre

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Black Sparta Summary

Black Sparta is inspired by the Dahomey Amazons or Mino, an all-female military regiment of the Fon people of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin. The female warriors in the Marvel mega hit movie Black Panther were inspired by these women. They existed from the 17th century to the end of the 19th century. While European narratives refer to the women soldiers as “Amazons,” because of their similarity to the semi-mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia, they called themselves “Mino” (our mothers) in the Fon language. Black Sparta is written, directed, and choreographed by award winner Layon Gray.

Dahomey shared with the Spartans an intense fighting method and sense of collectivism. Tough, violent blood-and-guts women single-mindedly devoted to hardening themselves into ruthless instruments of battlefield destruction, these machete-sword, slinging lady terminators were rightly-feared throughout Western Africa for over 250 years, not only for their fanatical devotion to battle, but for their refusal to back down or retreat from any fight. They are the only documented frontline female troops in modern warfare history. Their motto was “conquer or die”.

Black Sparta begins in 1892; thirty years after the transatlantic slave trade has been virtually at an end. France has already taken over apart of Dahomey and has established a colony called Porto-Novo. They have made it very clear that they want more. Their invasion is unwelcome and the Dahomeans will not go quietly.

Black Sparta Special Information

Gunfire is used in this production.

Black Sparta Creative Team

Author: Layon Gray
Director: Layon Gray
Producer: Layon Gray American Theatre Company
Press Agent: Dorothy Spellman

Black Sparta Related Links – Black Sparta Official Show Website

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FunikiJam Holiday Beat Opened Actors Temple Theatre December 9th, 2017 (NOW CLOSED)

FunikiJam Holiday Beat Summary

FunikiJam Holiday Beat: NYC’s only holiday show to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Chinese New Year, and Shichigosan – for kids!

Captain Jam and the Agents of Jam invite Junior Agents and New Recruits to sing, dance and play along with their globe-spanning musical adventure to celebrate holidays around the world. Will they complete Special Mission: HOLIDAY PARTY in time to throw the ultimate celebration?

FunikiJam Holiday Beat Cast Members:

Brian Barrentine, Ryan McCurdy, Alicia Thomas, Victoria Raiogorodsky, Patito Grippo Alterio, Andrea Galata

(CLOSED) Beginning December 9th: Saturdays – 3;30 pm / Sundays 10:30 am

Family show. Appropriate for all ages.

CLOSED: “Growing Up Gonzales ” with Andres “Chulisi” Rodriguez at Actors Temple Theatre

Growing Up Gonzales Play Off Broadway Show Tickets


Growing Up Gonzales
is a bittersweet one man comedy of two brothers growing up in the Bronx. Johnny, the rough and rugged older brother who spent most of his life trying to toughen Cisco up finds himself drowning in a pool of guilt, emotionally claiming responsibility for Cisco’s death. Cisco, the needy, innocent free spirit with a flair for the outrageous, shares, through diaries he left behind, his unusual wit and wisdom with Johnny. The result is a warm, affectionate and hilarious love letter from one brother to another.


Andres “Chulisi” Rodriguez

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Written and Directed by: Felix Rojas
Lighting Design: James “Pres” Carter

Growing Up Gonzales” Official Website

Andres Chulisi Rodriguez is an HOLA award winning and AUDELCO nominated actor, self published author of his book “Slips, Trips and Falls” a collection of personal essays and poetry. a performance poet and facilitator to acting and writing workshops. He has produced and directed a comedy troupe LoseControltv which can be found on youtube. His one man show “I’m Just Saying” sold out The National Black Theater this September and he performed it again on stage Feb 2016 at The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. He was nominated for a people’s choice award for solo performer for an H.O.L.A award for 2016. He just performed his new one man show -Welcome To The Ghetto in October 2016 to a sold out crowd at Mott Haven Bar and grill. Brooklyn born and raised he now resides in Harlem and is a facilitator to Full Circle Ensemble- a group of writers from the Bronx. Laughter cures all!