About This Show

Theater for the New City’s award-winning Street Theater Company presents its 30th annual tour Tap Dance, an opera for the street, which will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 17. The production, free to all New Yorkers, has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

The title refers to tap as in wiretap. It’s a play inspired by the Patriot Act and other recent government shenanigans that have been taking away our freedoms to protect our liberties. Government wiretaps have had our federal administration doing plenty of the Texas Two-Step, and all this dancing and whitewashing is gorgeous material for a musical. In this one, the whole company of 25 performers will tap dance. The whitewashing will all be done with suds.


Sat, August 5th – 2 PM – Manhattan – TNC, East 10th Street at 1st Avenue
Sun, August 6th – 2 PM – East Harlem – Courtney Callendar Playground, 130th Street at 5th Avenue
Sat, August 12th – 2 PM – Manhattan – St. Marks Church, E. 10th St. at 2nd Ave.
Sun, August 13th – 2 PM – Brooklyn – Herbert Von King Park at Marcy & Tompkins
Fri, August 18th – 8 PM – Brooklyn – Coney Island Boardwalk at W. 10th St.
Sat, August 19th – 2 PM – Bronx – St. Mary’s Park at 147th St. & St. Ann’s Ave.
Sun, August 20th – 2 PM – Manhattan – Central Park Bandshell, 72nd Street Crosswalk
Sat, August 26th – 2 PM – Brooklyn – Prospect Park Concert Grove
Sun, August 27th – 2 PM – Staten Island – Clove Lake Park
Sat, September 9th – 2 PM – Manhattan – Wise Towers at W. 90th St. bet. – Columbus & Amsterdam
Sun, September 10th – 2 PM – Queens – Travers Park, Jackson Heights (34th Ave btw. 77th and 78th St)
Sat, September 16th – 2 PM – Manhattan – Tompkins Square Park at E. 7th St. and Ave. A
Sun, September 17th – 2 PM – Manhattan – Washington Square Park

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: August 5, 2006 Final Performance: September 17, 2006

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