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.

217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous

Dr. John Fyer is a seminal but little-known LGBT civil rights pioneer and is memorialized in the play 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous written and directed by three-time Obie award-winning playwright Ain Gordon. Before 1972, homosexuality was considered a mental illness in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Doctors prescribed a variety of reparative therapies including chemical castration, electric shock, mental institutionalization and lobotomies. The classification was used by government to justify statutes and regulations that marginalized homosexuals. Combing over the 217 boxes of notes and research left by psychiatrist Dr. John Fryer, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous is a compelling play about Fryer and his galvanizing testimony at the 1972 APA Annual Meeting which led to homosexuality’s removal from the DSM, considered one of the most significant moments in the history of the gay-rights movement.

Molasses in January

“Molasses in January” is a charming historical fiction musical that is fun for the whole family, ages 8 and up. Performances are every WED, THURS at 7:30 and SAT at 5. Call Theater Center at 212 921-7862 for tickets, location of theater is 210 West 50th St New York.” Molasses in January”, tells of struggling Italian immigrants who are literally swept up in the Boston Molasses disaster of 1919. The play is similar to “Fiddler on the Roof”.

The Jewish King Lear by Jacob Gordin in a new translation by Ruth Gay

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents

Jacob Gordin’s “The Jewish King Lear”

now through May 27

One of the most famous Yiddish plays of all time in the premier production of Ruth Gay’s 2007 translation

In a new production infused with humor, music and celebration of life! New York, NY – The Obie award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) presents Jacob Gordin’s The Jewish King Lear, hailed as one of the works of the foundational works of the “Golden Age” of American Yiddish theater, in a new English translation by Ruth Gay, now through May 27, 2018. The play, which had its Lower East Side debut in 1892, was written as a star vehicle for Jacob Adler, one of the greatest actors of the New York’s Yiddish stage. Metropolitan Playhouse welcomes back director Ed Chemaly to helm the production. The Jewish King Lear is credited with establishing the popularity of “serious” Yiddish theater in America.

The Jewish King Lear by Jacob Gordin in a new translation by Ruth Gay

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents
Jacob Gordin’s “The Jewish King Lear”
from April 27 through May 27

One of the most famous Yiddish plays of all time in the premier production of Ruth Gay’s 2007 translation

In a new production infused with humor, music and celebration of life! New York, NY – The Obie award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) presents Jacob Gordin’s The Jewish King Lear, hailed as one of the works of the foundational works of the “Golden Age” of American Yiddish theater, in a new English translation by Ruth Gay, now through May 27, 2018. The play, which had its Lower East Side debut in 1892 and was written as a star vehicle for Jacob Adler, one of the greatest actors of the New York’s Yiddish stage. Metropolitan Playhouse welcomes back director Ed Chemaly to helm the production. The Jewish King Lear is credited with establishing the popularity of “serious” Yiddish theater in America.

Uncle Function 3rd Anniversary Show

SKETCH COMEDY TROUPE UNCLE FUNCTION HOSTS 3rd ANNIVERSARY SKETCH COMEDY SHOW APRIL 21st 2018 AT THE PEOPLE’S IMPROV THEATER

Uncle Function

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Uncle Function, one of New York City’s premier sketch comedy troupes, will introduce a series of brand new sketches at their upcoming special edition comedy show Uncle Function at The Peoples Improv Theater – 123 East 24th St., Manhattan. After a successful show last month, the Uncles are back on Saturday April 21st, 2018 at 8:ooPM! Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at:

Uncle Function

Come celebrate 3 years of these uncles functioning. It will be a night of brand new sketches combined with some of their favorites from the last three years.. Uncle Function has been hailed as “one of the smartest, silliest, and most seductively satisfying shows around!”

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.

Dixon Place presents… Believe

Dan Danger stars in a one-man ballet using a variety of popular music and dance styles. Arriving in a strange land, Dan Danger is met with success and opportunity only to have his world come crashing down. Through dance and video projection, Dan Danger must confront himself to find out if he believes enough to rise again.

ALL SHORTS IRVINGTON FILM FESTIVAL

As iFF Spring presents a curated evening of short films from around the world which celebrate the renewal of hope, joy, humor, general good will and well being…a break we could all use now. Each season, nearly 1,000 people attend As iFF. With each festival, the selection process has grown increasingly competitive, and As iFF is now recognized internationally as a sought-after festival by both acclaimed and up-and-coming filmmakers. The originality, artistry and quality of filmmaking of the films submitted reflect why the Irvington Town Hall Theater has become a ‘must go to’ venue to view top-of-the-line international short films in the greater metropolitan area. Films are unrated and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish DIRECTED BY JOEL GREY

In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way– in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, z”l, adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. The little town of Anatevka will bustle with the sounds of mame-loshn in the U.S. premiere of Fiddler in Yiddish from July 4 through August 26, 2018, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.