FringeBENEFITS Series to Feature Urinetown, Dog Sees God, Bridezilla Strikes Back, and More
The series will offer a taste of 15 of the most beloved shows from the past 15 years of FringeNYC, as a full performance, reading, or concert. Casting and guest hosts for the series will be announced on a show-by-show basis.
The series will kick off with a concert featuring songs from Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis' Urinetown (May 5); followed by a concert staging of Michael Roberts and Charlie Schulman's The Fartiste (May 12); a full performance of Bess Wohl's Cats Talk Back (May 19); and a concert staging of Kurt Gellersted, Brooke Fox, and Will Brumley's Williamsburg: The Musical (May 26).
June presentations will feature a full performance of Jim David's South Pathetic (June 2); a staged reading of Jason Mitchell's The Boys Upstairs (June 9); a staged reading of Stan Richardson's Veritas (June 16); a concert staging of Richard Caliban's MoM - A Rock Concert (June 23); and a staged reading of David Ozanich's The Lightning Field (June 30).
In July, the series will present a staged reading of Alexander Poe's I Was Tom Cruise (July 7); a staged reading of Kyle Jarrow's Armless (July 14); a full performance of Greg Allen, Danny Thompson and Ben Schneider's The Complete Lost Works Of Samuel Beckett As Found In An Envelope (partially burned) In A Dustbin In Paris Labeled "Never to be performed. Never. Ever. EVER! Or I'll Sue! I'LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!" (July 21); and a full performance of Cynthia Silver's solo, Bridezilla Strikes Back (July 28).
The series will wrap up in August with a full performance of John Clancy's The Event, starring Matt Oberg (August 4); and a staged reading of Bert Royal's Dog Sees God (August 11).