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The three-day festival will include readings of plays in development by some of New York's most exciting emerging playwrights and a new version of a musical that originally premiered in 1997. The purpose of the festival is to give the playwrights a chance to hear their works in development in front of an audience and to give the audience at Bay Street and East End Community a chance to experience cutting edge voices in the theater. Each play will be read by professional actors in its entirety. This year, the Festival will be focused around the theme of "rediscovery." Two of the three works to be presented have had initial productions, but they are still in the process of development as the writers continue to revise and rediscover their work.
Each reading will be followed by a talkback with time for the playwrights and the audience to ask questions of each other and share their reactions to the play.
April 24th 7pm – A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler
April 25th 3pm – The Green Heart by Charles Busch and Rusty Magee
April 25th 7pm – Panel discussion and cocktail reception
April 26th 3pm – Plane Play by Julia Brownell
Amy Helm's deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. Combined with her stunning vocal and other creative gifts, those roots have grown up to reveal a spellbinding artist who moves easily through a broad range of musical styles.
The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions. She is a gifted musician on both mandolin and drums, and has clearly absorbed the lessons of the many other accomplished artists with whom she has shared stages, including Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Osborne as well as other uniquely American performers like Dr. John and Hubert Sumlin.
A founding member of the roots band Ollabelle, with whom she has recorded three CDs, Helm has also performed live with scores of notable musicians like Warren Haynes, The Wood Brothers, and Donald Fagen, and her distinctive voice can be heard on recordings by artists ranging from Mercury Rev to Marc Cohn.
The Streisand Songbook in all its glory — a treasure on every page."A voice so rich, flexible, and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to." – The New York Times
Assisted Living the Musical is a very funny one-act musical celebration about getting old. It's a show for all of us. It's a show for those of a certain age, those that have parents and friends entering this phase, and for everyone that hopes to grow old with humor and dignity. It tells the story from inside the "process" by being funny yet without mocking.
Assisted Living the Musical</i is a 75-minute vaudeville-esque revue written for two actors and a pianist. The show's host-couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug… to get his hands on dad's vintage Corvette. They don't seem to mind. Instead, the couple fondly remembers Pelican Roost, an active, full-service retirement community.
There, eighteen different characters sing and dance, revel and kvetch, celebrate and bloviate their way through later life.
Experience the Music, Magic and Memories in one incredible performance with the Official Beatlemania Stage Show.
Featuring an all-star cast of the nations most talented musicians, this production brings all generations together to celebrate the timeless music and magic of The Beatles.
The Big Apple Circus is back with an all-new stage show, FUN2C: A Circus Fantasy, this time in Tilles Center's beautiful, comfortable Concert Hall! This amazing spectacular features jugglers, clowns, aerialists, acrobats, and so much more, all guided by the peerless Ringmaster, who presents acts unimaginable even in your wildest dreams…
A more intimate version of the annual Broadway Bares (#bwaybares) performances in New York City, the Fire Island show will feature an evening of new numbers directed by Michael Lee Scott. Broadway Bares Fire Island will feature the Bares dancers performing on a runway jutting into the audience. The show will be followed by Bares' famous "rotation" where the performers freestyle dance for donations.
In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for – with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed — to have the chance to dance. A Chorus Line revolutionized Broadway, becoming the longest running musical in New York theater history, breaking records, winning nine Tony Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, the New York Critics' Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The children's classic comes to the Engeman!
Grey Gardens tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. It is based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles that celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015. Set at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows a mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to notorious recluses in a crumbling house filled with memories and cats.
James Cotton (called Cotton by his friends) was born on the first day of July,1935, in Tunica, Mississippi. He was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters who grew up in the cotton fields working beside their mother, Hattie, and their father, Mose. On Sundays Mose was the preacher in the area's Baptist church. Cotton's earliest memories include his mother playing chicken and train sounds on her harmonica and for a few years he thought those were the only two sounds the little instrument made. His Christmas present one year was a harmonica, it cost 15 cents, and it wasn't long before he mastered the chicken and the train. King Biscuit Time, a 15-minute radio show, began broadcasting live on KFFA, a station just across the Mississippi River in Helena, Arkansas. The star of the show was the harmonica legend, Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller). The young Cotton pressed his little ear to the old radio speaker. He recognized the harmonica sound AND discovered something – the harp did more! Realizing this, a profound change came over him, and since that moment, Cotton and his harp have been inseparable – the love affair had begun. Soon he was able to play Sonny Boy's theme song from the radio show and, as he grew so did his repertoire of Sonny Boy's other songs. Mississippi summers are ghastly, the heat is unrelenting. He was too young to actually work in the cotton fields, so little Cotton would bring water to those who did. When it was time for him to take a break from his job, he would sit in the shadow of the plantation foreman's horse and play his harp. His music became a source of joy for his first audience. James Cotton's star began to shine brightly at a very early age.
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. It seems especially fitting that the first rock-opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent 60's, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge, and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
Whether you were there when The Motels first burst onto the music scene, or are just discovering them now, 2014 became a year of rediscovery for this iconic artist, which saw more Motels shows than in any year since 1985. Martha began writing songs at the age of 15 and has always known that the songs she writes are her mark. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, she moved to Los Angeles in the early '70s, along with the first incarnation of The Motels. The band reformed in 1978 and was immediately signed to Capitol Records.
In 1982, the Motels released "All Four One." The smash single "Only The Lonely" rocketed into the Top 10, immediately propelling the album to gold status and breaking The Motels wide open in the United States. The group dominated the music scene and was voted Best Performance for "Only The Lonely" at the 1982 American Music Awards.
Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless – The Los Angeles Times' Robert Hilburn called her "arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock." And about the Hollywood Bowl concert just a few months ago, The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "Martha Davis, of the Motels, was still strong in voice and admirably delivered hits like 'Only The Lonely' and 'Suddenly Last Summer.'"
It's the good 'bad old days' of 1987, the later Reagan years, when all was fair in love and business. Lawrence Garfinkle is an expert at buying up undervalued companies and liquidating them for a profit, and he's the kind of guy you love to hate. But will he win in his newest attempt at domination when he comes up against a surprising adversary, the brilliant and beautiful lawyer Kate Sullivan? Suspenseful and funny, this greed-filled drama is as timely and titillating today as it was when it first premiered.
The Producers tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a nerdy, young accountant, Leo Bloom, who concoct a scheme to raise thousands of dollars from backers and then put on a flop of a show. With all the money that will be leftover, the pair will be rich! Only one thing goes wrong: the show is a gigantic hit! With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (ANNIE) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks , The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"
Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair!
The Sidemen unites some of the most accomplished and respected musicians today: world class guitarist Audley Freed (Cry Of Love, Black Crowes, Jimmy Page, Sheryl Crow), guitarist Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts, Double Trouble, Jimi Hendrix Tribute shows), bassist Andy Hess (Black Crowes, Gov't Mule, John Scofield), multi-instrumentalist Will Carter (Jackson Browne, Ashley Campbell, Erick Baker) and the incomparable Uptown Horns (The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen).
The Sidemen will be performing the greatest classic rock, soul/R&B, Americana and more, featuring the music of Otis Redding, James Brown, The Meters, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, The Band, Jackson Browne, Tower of Power, Joe Cocker, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and much, much more.