Posted in Amas Musical Theatre, Bare Bones Theater, Crossing the Line, FIAF, Leigh Silverman, NYU Skirball, Sweet Smell of Success, The Tuesday Project, Why We Left Brooklyn

Classes, a reading and other listings for September

Adult Acting Classes at Bare Bones Theater in Northport, NY:  Register by September 9th.

 Bare Bones Theater Company has trained adults in acting since 2000.  
There are openings in the four classes offered this fall: two classes in Fundamentals of Acting; one class in Intermediate; and one class in Improv.  Each class meets one evening per week for ten sessions, starting the week of September 23, 2013.  
Registration for all four classes will be held the week of September 9.  Registration is by appointment only.  Registration and all classes will be held at Bare Bones Theater, 57 Main Street, Northport, NY.
For details about the schedule and the online registration form, click on the links below. Call 631-606-0026 or e-mail with any questions.
 Matthew Freeman’s WHY WE LEFT BROOKLYN receives world premiere at Fourth Street Theater

 Theater Accident, in association with Blue Coyote Theater Group, are thrilled to present the world premiere of WHY WE LEFT BROOKLYN, written by Matthew Freeman and directed by Kyle Ancowitz. WHY WE LEFT BROOKLYN begins performances on August 29th for a limited engagement through September 21st. Performances are at the Fourth Street Theater (83 East 4th Street, between Bowery & Second Avenue). Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, call SmartTix on 212-868-4444 or visit For more information, visit
“notes to MariAnne”, a free staged reading of a new musical written by David Rossmer and Dan Lipton, directed by Leigh Silverman, presented by Amas Musical Theatre as part of the Amas Musical Theatre Lab Series, on Thursday, September 12th at 1pm and 4:30pm at The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre, 115 MacDougal StreetTh.
NYU Steinhardt Presents “Sweet Smell of Success,” Sept. 12-14

“Sweet Smell of Success”, presented by NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance, will run from September 12th to 14th, and features music by Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize winner Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Craig Carnelia, and book by Tony Award winner John Guare. Steinhardt’s own John Simpkins directs.

Performances are at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, located at 566 LaGuardia Place.  Tickets are $30 general admission, with student and senior discounts available.  The September 12th performance will begin with the posthumous induction of Marvin Hamlisch into NYU’s Musical Theater Hall of Fame.  For tickets, contact NYU Ticket Central at, or in person at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South).

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) presents Crossing the Line 2013 13

Seventh Edition of New York’s Highly Acclaimed Interdisciplinary Festival Presents 13 Premieres & 3 Commissions in Locations Throughout New York City 

FIAF’s highly acclaimed interdisciplinary fall festival, Crossing the Line, will return September 19th through October 13th with 13 premieres and three comissions in locations throughout New York City. Over 25 days, the festival will include 17 international artists, several presenting their work and ideas in New York for the first time. For more information, go to

directed by Alice Reagan will premiere at LaMama

The Tuesday Project, which explores reunion during times of natural disaster and the aftermath of war, includes street art installations and community participation events across NYC, in addition to Miyagawa’s play

At the time of the Japan earthquake in March 2011, the New York City-based playwright Chiori Miyagawa, whose family was affected by the disaster, saw a photo of an evacuation center wall, covered with handmade messages seeking contact with missing family members and friends. This image moved her, and she began thinking about the concept of reunion, especially following a natural disaster or war. That summer, setting out to create play on the topic, Miyagawa and the director Alice Reagan began holding salons in which artists and others shared their own reunion stories. The results were extraordinary: participants dug deep into their personal histories to tell stories that were intimate, heartbreaking and inspiring.

Based on these meetings and on additional research, Miyagawa wrote I Came to Look for You on Tuesday, which makes its world premiere, directed by Reagan, September 26th to October 13th at La MaMa’s First Floor Theater (74A East 4th Street). Days and times of performances will be announced soon. As of mid-August, tickets, which are $18, will be available at and212.475.7710, and in person at La MaMa’s main box office (74A East 4th Street).


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