Chaos/Absolute Zero

A movement theater piece, taking concepts from Chaos and Absolute Zero and transforming them into the psychological domain.

Becca Blackwell Presents: They, Themself and Schmerm

Part classic standup comedy special, part teen zine vomit confessional. They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca Blackwell’s disturbingly hilarious personal tale of being adopted into a Midwestern religious family, trained to be a girl, molested, and plagued by the question, “How do I become a man and do I even want that?” Becca engages in loving confrontation with the audience, asking what it truly means to be authentic in these meat carcasses. Becca Blackwell is a NYC based trans actor, performer and writer. Existing between genders, and preferring the pronoun “they,” Blackwell works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. Some of their collaborations have been with Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Jennifer Miller’s Circus Amok, Richard Maxwell, Sharon Hayes, Theater of the Two Headed Calf and Lisa D’Amour.

Becca Blackwell Presents: They, Themself and Schmerm

Part classic standup comedy special, part teen zine vomit confessional. They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca Blackwell’s disturbingly hilarious personal tale of being adopted into a Midwestern religious family, trained to be a girl, molested, and plagued by the question, “How do I become a man and do I even want that?” Becca engages in loving confrontation with the audience, asking what it truly means to be authentic in these meat carcasses. Becca Blackwell is a NYC based trans actor, performer and writer. Existing between genders, and preferring the pronoun “they,” Blackwell works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. Some of their collaborations have been with Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Jennifer Miller’s Circus Amok, Richard Maxwell, Sharon Hayes, Theater of the Two Headed Calf and Lisa D’Amour.

Revolution: Broadway Sings for Pride’s 8th Annual Charity Concert

On Monday, June 18, 2018 Broadway Sings for Pride will premiere their 8th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at The Cutting Room at 7:30pm! This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests and of course, fun! With “Revolution” as the theme this year, Youtube couple Anthony Bowens and Michael Pavano will host the show, which will feature FRAN DRESCHER (The Nanny), FRANKIE GRANDE (Television: Celebrity Big Brother U.K., MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Broadway’s Mamma Mia! & Rock of Ages), a special HAIR 50th Anniversary Reunion!, Matt Doyle (Broadway’s Spring Awakening, War Horse, The Book of Mormon), Sam Donovan (Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars, fashion designer), the cast of “Afterglow,” and cast members from Pretty Woman: The Musical, Frozen, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys and more! The event will take place at The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St.

Much Ado About Nothing

In cooperation with Susan Morano, Suzanne’s Specialties, and St. John the Evangelist’s of New Brunswick, Thinkery & Verse is proud to present William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, the classic comedy of wit, rivalry, and redemption. Starring Regan Sims as Beatrice, Hannah Hale as Benedict, Karen Alvarado as Claudio, and J. M. Meyer as Don Pedro, with the same four actors pushing themselves to the limit of their imaginations to bring another 20 characters to life in a MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING filled with humor, intimacy, and physical comedy. The story in brief: Benedict and Beatrice, Shakespeare’s whip-smart and quarrelsome lovers, must choose sides when their friends turn against each other over a young woman’s perceived infidelity. Dates and Times: June 14-July 7; Thursday-Saturday @ 8:00 pm (July 6 performance begins at 7:00 pm)
Location: Assembly Hall @ St.

Broadway At the Pierre Hotel: Encore

On Monday, June 11th at 8:30pm, Broadway will come together for “Encore”. A New York icon, The Pierre Hotel (2 E 61st St & Fifth Avenue) is celebrating Pride with ENCORE, a special benefit performance of its acclaimed Broadway At The Pierre series. The evening will feature many of today’s brightest Broadway stars singing beloved favorite Broadway songs. Performers who are scheduled to sing include: Hope Easterbrook (Hamilton, Original Broadway Cast), Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd, Original Broadway Cast), Sean Green Jr. (Broadway’s Hamilton), Yassmin Alers (Rent and On Your Feet Original Broadway Casts), Jelani Remy (The Lion King), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), and more! Tiered pricing and premium seating available.

Becca Blackwell Presents: They, Themself and Schmerm

Part classic standup comedy special, part teen zine vomit confessional. They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca Blackwell’s disturbingly hilarious personal tale of being adopted into a Midwestern religious family, trained to be a girl, molested, and plagued by the question, “How do I become a man and do I even want that?” Becca engages in loving confrontation with the audience, asking what it truly means to be authentic in these meat carcasses. Becca Blackwell is a NYC based trans actor, performer and writer. Existing between genders, and preferring the pronoun “they,” Blackwell works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. Some of their collaborations have been with Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Jennifer Miller’s Circus Amok, Richard Maxwell, Sharon Hayes, Theater of the Two Headed Calf and Lisa D’Amour.

In Your Face — New York with Baratunde Thurston and Emily Nussbaum

In Your Face-New York has two incredible hosts for our May episode: Emily Nussbaum and Baratunde Thurston. New Yorkers don’t do anything in moderation. That includes binge-watching TV. Learn the secrets of this critical skill from Pulitzer Prize winning TV critic for “The New Yorker” Emily Nussbaum as she explains how she navigates through 400 hours of programming a week. Baratunde Thurston, NY Times best-selling author of “How to Be Black,” will explore, why if this town isn’t working for white people, it sure isn’t working for him.

Ballet Academy East Spring Performance 2018

BAE’s Pre-Professional Division will captivate audiences in their 19th annual spring performance, showcasing the school’s talented dancers in an exciting program of premieres and audience favorites. In its debut season at The Kaye Playhouse, Ballet Academy East is pleased to present:
“Scherzo à la Russe”, choreographed by George Balanchine, composed by Igor Stravinsky and staged by Darla Hoover, répétiteur, Balanchine Trust, and BAE artistic director. “From A to M”, choreographed by Alan Hineline, composed by Sergei Rachmaninov. “Concerto in D”, choreographed by Alan Hineline, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and staged by Tara Mora. Two new ballets by Jenna Lavin.

Mad Libs: A Musical Parody

It’s a musical like you’ve never seen before! Literally, this show has never been seen before, even by the hosts, and it will likely disintegrate right before your very eyes. Each participating team has been tasked with creating a musical parody based on a beloved song and a unifying theme, while the hosts do their best to fill in the blanks in between. Come watch four hilarious teams compete for the Musical Mad Libs crown at The Pit Underground on May 11 at 9pm. Hosted by Michelle Petterson and Zoe Yellen.