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For Immediate Release April 6, 2010
Huntington Theatre Company: Temple Gill, Director of Marketing
ICA: Colette Randall, Communications Manager

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), Huntington Theatre Company, and the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) launch new Boston festival celebrating contemporary American theatre

Emerging America
May 14-16, 2010

Boston, Mass.-The American Repertory Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, and the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston have joined forces for the first time to create Emerging America - an annual festival devoted to supporting and launching new voices in American theatre.

From May 14 through 16, Emerging America brings some of the country's most promising performers, writers, companies and directors to Boston for a weekend filled with energy, imagination, creativity and drama. For more information, visit

Emerging America spans Boston and Cambridge with events happening at all three artistic homes throughout the weekend: the A.R.T. @ OBERON, at 2 Arrow St. Cambridge MA, the Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, and the ICA at 100 Northern Avenue, Boston.



A Moving Festival!
A collaboration with the Harvard Square Business Association's Annual Mayfair. The institutions and artists of the Emerging America Festival create a moving party leading from OBERON to the center of Harvard Square's Mayfair celebration. Join Boston and Cambridge's hottest artists for revelry and fun as they parade across the Mayfair mainstage at 1pm and perform in sideshows and dance parties all day long.

Podcast and Walking Tours - launching May 2nd and ongoing throughout the Festival weekend. Find them at
Roam Cambridge and Boston as you discover secret locations and favorite haunts of local and national voices. Hear from artists, leaders, figureheads of Cambridge and Boston, listen to short plays by Huntington Playwriting Fellows inspired by specific locations, and more. Download original podcasts and walking tours created for this festival that celebrate the neighborhoods and artists of each organizations community, past and present.


The Festival Tent - open May 14th through 16th
Throughout the weekend come together at the Festival Tent, just outside OBERON at the A.R.T. where festival-goers can grab a drink and meet the artists and audiences from all over Cambridge, Boston and the nation. Feel the festival spirit all weekend.


The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA)
7:30 pm

"Moving, poignant and occasionally hilarious, Disfarmer is a wonder." - Variety

Mike Disfarmer was an Arkansas photographer who left behind a body of work now considered one of the most significant in the history of portraiture. This haunting and original work of puppet theater explores the world of this eccentric and reclusive artist. Award-winning director Dan Hurlin takes puppetry to exquisite heights with the unique "tabletop" style: the handlers operate in full view of the audience, not just manipulating but interacting with the puppet hero. A script by Sally Oswald, a country-meets-avant-garde score by Dan Moses Schreier, and Disfarmer's own photographs complete Hurlin's portrait of this American original.

Tickets: $20 members, students, and seniors; $25 non-members Additional performance on Saturday, May 15. Experiment America
Kick-off party for Emerging America
9:30 pm

For the past three years, the ICA has offered late-night events in which art, new media, creativity, and partying come together. These "Experiments" have featured Shepard Fairey and Chuck D, a remixed presidential debate and a giant game of Twister. Each Experiment explored a different possibility for ways to experience art. And while each was different, they had one thing in common-passive participation was not an option. On the opening night of the festival, music, performance, dancing, and the fractured poetry of the American experience surround you throughout the ICA in a collaboration with the A.R.T. and the Huntington to create this once in a lifetime party.

Tickets: $20 members, students, and seniors; $25 non-members


The Huntington Theatre Company's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
1:00pm & 4:00pm

Two Emerging Voices/One Double Bill:
Love Song in Two Voices

Written and Performed by Amy Herzog | Directed by Portia Krieger In the wake of a whitewater rafting accident, a mother and daughter redefine their relationship in Amy Herzog's poignant solo piece.

Seven Minutes in Heaven
Written by Steven Levenson | Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt Relive all the party games you loved/loathed from middle school in this manic, hyper-charged, genre-blurring comedy.

Tickets: $20/$15
A limited number of press seats will be available at each performance.

Club Theater Performances from the A.R.T. at OBERON

4pm Mrs. Smith Presents... a Benefit for the Carlyle Foundation Empowerment School for People and Cats with Severe and Persistent Challenges
Created by David Hanbury and Michael Goldfried | Directed by Michael Goldfried Starring David Hanbury and featuring Ryan Landry A laugh-out-loud theater happening that teeters on the edge of comedy and pathos, in the spirit of Hedwig and Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theater.

Tickets: $20/$15
A limited number of press seats will be available at each performance.

Live from the Edge
Created by Universes

Universes is an ensemble company of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse poetry, theater, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues and Spanish boleros to create moving, challenging, and entertaining theatrical works. Live From the Edge showcases the best of the ensemble's special brand of fusion theater.

Tickets: $20/$15
A limited number of press seats will be available at each performance.
Additional performance on Sunday, May 16 at 8pm

Particularly in the Heartland
Created by The TEAM

The TEAM is the Theatre of the Emerging American Moment, a New York City-based theater company dedicated to dissecting and celebrating the experience of living in America today. In this play about losing sight of America and trying to fall back in love with it, visit a Kansas where parents vanish, aliens grow in cornfields, New Yorkers fall from the sky, and dead Kennedys stop by for Christmas dinner.

Tickets: $20/$15
A limited number of press seats will be available at each performance.
Additional performance on Sunday, May 16 at 4pm

Post-Living Ante-Action Theater (Club Remix)
Created by My Barbarian

My Barbarian is Los Angeles-based performance collective whose interdisciplinary projects explore and exhume cross-cultural mishaps and misadventures drawn from history, mythology, art, and popular culture. Improvisation and scripted material collide as the audience is invited into exercises, dances, parlor tricks, and sing-a-longs.

Tickets: $20/$15
A limited number of press seats will be available at each performance.

12:00am - MIDNIGHT
Late Night The Donkey Show and celebration
In a celebration of the Emerging America Festival and A.R.T's focus on club theater for this inaugural year, join us for a special midnight showing of the disco sensation that takes Cambridge and Boston by storm every weekend at OBERON. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you.

Tickets from $25


12:00pm - 2:30pm
The Huntington Theatre Company's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Join the Conversation! Brunch.

Enjoy a Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or other beverage, brunch selections provided by Panera Bread, and live music as you join other festival attendees to talk about the weekend's adventures and experiences.

Tickets: $5

Club Theater Performances from the A.R.T. at OBERON

Vicious Dogs on Premises
Created by Witness Relocation

Witness Relocation combines dance and theater with the energy of a rock show, exploding contemporary culture into intensely physical, outrageous, poetic, and sometimes brutal performances in order to question the assumptions of the modern day experience.

Tickets: $20/$15
A limited number of press seats will be available at each performance.

10:00 pm
Festival celebration party featuring Decode
Created by Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre

Celebrate the end of the festival weekend with a raucous party featuring a dance performance where silent dialogues and physical commands are exchanged between dancers throughout the venue.

Tickets: $20/$15
A limited number of press seats will be available at each performance.

RATING: Events range from all ages to 18+ Tickets can be purchased in advance at

Diane Paulus, Artistic Director of the A.R.T., commented: "Theater is more than simply a play on the stage: it's a ritual, a social occasion for people to come together and experience community. My hope for Emerging America is that the audience will be able to give feedback to the artists through conversations provoked by the social gatherings that will be at the heart of the festival."

"Emerging America is an opportunity to experience today's art - on the waterfront, on the stage and in the streets," says Jill Medvedow, Director of the ICA. "It fits right in with the ICA's commitment to sharing the pleasures, provocation and inspiration of contemporary art with audiences in Boston and beyond."

Peter DuBois, Artistic Director of the Huntington Theatre Company, concurred: "You can hear the exciting sounds of new American voices in the works of the Emerging America Festival."


The A.R.T. is one of the country's most celebrated resident theaters and the winner of numerous awards - including the Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and numerous local Elliot Norton and I.R.N.E. Awards. It was recently named one of the top three theaters in the country by Time magazine. Founded by Robert Brustein in 1980, over its twenty-nine-year history the A.R.T. has welcomed major American and international theater artists whose singular visions generate and define the theater's work, presenting a varied repertoire that includes new plays, progressive productions of classical texts, and collaborations between artists from many disciplines. The Company has performed throughout the US, and worldwide in twenty-one cities in sixteen countries on four continents. Last year the organization welcomed its new Artistic Director, Diane Paulus, under whose helm the Company began its 30th Season. Under the leadership of Diane Paulus, A.R.T. has developed a new initiative, EXPERIENCE THE A.R.T., which seeks to revolutionize the theater experience through a sustained commitment to empowering the audience. This audience-driven vision has completely transformed the way the company develops, programs, produces, and contextualizes its work. This speaks directly to the A.R.T.'s core mission - "to expand the boundaries of theater." A.R.T. resources give equal importance to the social aspects of theater and the potential for a full theater experience, including interaction and engagement with its audience before, during, and after the production. The initiative involves producing theater cycles that create a festival atmosphere and allow audiences to experience productions in the context of a larger event. By producing and promoting these cycles as citywide events, A.R.T. seeks to attract larger audiences from the greater Boston area and from the rest of the country and world.


The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston's largest and most popular theatre company, hosting more than 64 Tony Award-winning artists, garnering 36 Elliot Norton Awards, and sending over a dozen shows to Broadway since its founding in 1982. In July 2008, Peter DuBois became the Huntington's third artistic leader and works in partnership with longtime Managing Director Michael Maso. In residence at and in partnership with Boston University, the Huntington is renowned for presenting seven outstanding productions each season, created by world-class artists and the most promising emerging talent, and reaching an annual audience of over 130,000. The company has premiered plays by Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award, and Tony Award-winning luminaries such as August Wilson and Tom Stoppard, as well as rising local literary stars such as Melinda Lopez, Ronan Noone, and Lydia R. Diamond. The Huntington has transferred over a dozen productions to Broadway, more than any other theatre in Boston, including the Broadway hit and Tony Award-winner Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps. In 2004, the Huntington opened the state-of-the-art Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, which includes 370-seat and 200-seat theatres to support the company's new works activities and to complement the company's 890-seat, Broadway-style main stage, the Boston University Theatre. The Huntington is a national leader in the development and support of new plays, producing more than 50 New England, American, or world premieres in its 27-year history. The Huntington's nationally-recognized education programs have served more than 250,000 middle school and high school students in individual and group settings and community programs bring theatre to the Deaf and blind communities, the elderly, and other underserved populations in the Greater Boston area.


An influential forum for multi-disciplinary arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art has been at the leading edge of art in Boston for more than 70 years. Like its iconic building on Boston's waterfront, the ICA offers new ways of engaging with the world around us. Its exhibitions and programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas. The ICA, located at 100 Northern Avenue, is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10 am - 9 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm. Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, and free for members and children 17 and under. ICA Free Admission for Youth is sponsored by State Street Foundation. Free admission on Target Free Thursday Nights, 5 - 9 pm. Free admission for families at ICA Play Dates (2 adults + children 12 and under) on the last Saturday of the month. For more information, call 617-478-3100 or visit our Web site at .

Kids’ Night on Broadway® National Ambassadors
Will Autograph Limited Number of Copies of Their Newest Book,
"The Great American Mousical"
At Kids’ Night Fanfest, January 30 at Madame Tussauds New York

(New York, NY – January 24, 2007) Internationally recognized film and stage star Julie Andrews, and daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, National Ambassadors for this year’s Kids’ Night on Broadway, will sign a limited number of copies of their newest book, “The Great American Mousical.” Starting at 2:30 p.m., tickets will be handed out to the first 150 Kids’ Night participants standing in line who are interested in purchasing a book. The first 150 people to purchase a book will get to meet Ms. Andrews and Ms. Hamilton, and have their book signed. Doors open at Madame Tussauds at exactly 3 p.m. with the book signing starting at 4:00 p.m. Books will be available for purchase at the Madame Tussaud’s gift store located on the 5th floor.

Kids’ Night on Broadway is the annual event during which young people ages 6 to 18 can attend a Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. With the purchase of Kids’ Night theatre tickets, families will be offered tons of free or discounted family fun including a Pre-Theater Fan Festival with Broadway performances at Madame Tussauds, held on both January 30 and 31. Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased via or Ticketmaster (depending on ticket agent), or at the individual theatre boxes.

The Fan Festival will commence at 3:00 p.m. on January 30, and 4:00 p.m. on January 31, and will afford young people the opportunity to experience how live theatre is created through special activities hosted by the cast and crew of participating shows. Activities include special theatrical makeup stations, Broadway dance lessons, karaoke, and many other unique theatre activities. Many Broadway stars will also be on hand to sign autographs in Autograph Alley. Fans also get to tour Madame Tussauds for free!

Area restaurants will offer family-friendly dinner discounts including free entrées for each child accompanied by an adult who purchase a regularly priced entrée. While cast members of participating shows add special fun to the evening with individual post-performance curtain speeches thanking kids for being part of the audience.

At the theatre, all those in attendance will receive a special souvenir Playbill, entirely written by local teenagers who love theatre, provided by Theatre Development Fund. Special parking discounts will also be available.

For More Information on Kids’ Night Events

For more information or to view the list of discounted restaurants and parking garages, log on to or call the Broadway Line (1-888-Broadway).


Madame Tussauds New York with the New York Times sponsor the eleventh annual Kids’ Night on Broadway. Additional support is provided by WNBC-TV and Theatre Development Fund.

Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized and beloved figures in the entertainment industry. Her legendary career encompasses the Broadway and London stages, blockbuster Hollywood films, award-winning television shows, multiple album releases and concert tours and the world of children's publishing.

Emma Walton Hamilton is a Co-Founder of the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY, now in its fifteenth season. Her role there encompasses bringing theatre to young adults on Long Island and in New York City as Director of Bay Street Theatre's Educational Outreach and Young Playwrights Programs, as well as heading up Kidstreet, Bay Street's programming for young audiences.

The two have co-authored fifteen children's books, including the The Great American Mousical, and insiders spoof about the adventures of a troupe of theatrical mice that live and work in a miniature world beneath Broadway. Their other books include the Dumpy the Dump Truck series of picture books, board books and Early Readers, the original fable Simeon's Gift, the medieval novel Dragon: Hound Of Honor.

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These are briefs of major press releases, via the urls of reviews done both Nationlly and Internationally wide....

Emilya Cachapero
Director of Artistic Programs,
Director, International Theatre Institute/U.S.
212 609-5900 ext. 244

Grant Amount to be Increased to $3,000

NEW YORK, March 2007 - Theatre Communications Group (TCG), which serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), is pleased to announce the latest recipients of the TCG/ITI Travel Grants and the deadlines for spring and fall 2007.

The TCG/ITI Travel Grants, funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, are designed to foster cultural exchange and artistic partnerships between theatre professionals in the United States and their counterparts in Russia and Eastern and Central Europe. These grants, which will increase to $3,000 in 2007, support travel in either direction between theatre artists, administrators and educators, enabling them to share ideas, gain exposure to each other's cultural traditions and communicate contemporary theatre techniques. Applicants may be either a U.S. not-for-profit theatre applying on behalf of a theatre professional, or an individual theatre professional who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Emilya Cachapero, TCG's Director of Artistic Programs and Director of the U.S. Center of ITI, remarked, "The TCG/ITI Travel Grants encourage creative exchanges and partnerships between theatre professionals in the U.S. and Russia and Eastern Europe. The Fall 2006 recipients represent worthy projects and goals and are prime examples of international artistry at work. TCG is grateful to the Trust for Mutual Understanding for its unwavering commitment to this valuable program and for its recent increase in support."

The Fall 2006 TCG/ITI Travel Grants have been awarded to one individual and six theatre companies. They are:

Double Edge Theatre ( Ashfield , MA) will host two Polish artists, composer Jacek Ostaszewski and visual artist Mira Zelechower-Aleksiun, who will collaborate with the company on Republic of Dreams, an original work based on the writings and life of Polish-Jewish artist Bruno Schulz. Republic of Dreams will have its world premiere at LaMama, ETC (New York, NY) in March 2007.

Ron Bieganski, Artistic Director of Free Street Theater (Chicago, IL) and Free Street Creative Director Anita Evans will travel to Goleniow, Poland, where they will partner with Teatr Brama to exchange ideas and practices in youth training and community building through theater.

Playwright Ashlin Halfnight, dramaturg Emily Long and producer Melanie Sylvan will travel from New York City to Budapest to collaborate with the Merlin International Theatre and company members from the Hungarian National Theatre on a workshop of Mr. Halfnight's play, Family Dinner.

Steve Bailey, Education Director of Jump Start Performance Co. (San Antonio, TX) will travel to Banska Bystrica, Slovakia to observe the work of Divadlo z Pasaze (Theatre from the Passage). Both companies work with individuals who have mental illness and/or learning disabilities and Mr. Bailey's trip will allow an exchange of performance techniques and arts education methodologies. The companies will also investigate the possibility of future collaborations.

Perseverance Theatre ( Douglas, AK ) will host Moscow-based movement instructor Natalia Fedorova. Ms. Fedorova will choreograph the company's production of Equus, by Peter Shaffer, as well as lead workshops for the acting company.

Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director of Pregones Theater (Bronx, NY) will travel to Banska Bystrica, Slovakia with composer Desmar Guevara and Pregones' Associate Artistic Director Jorge Merced. They will collaborate with Flemish and Slovakian theatre compan ies on Brides, a new musical that blends multiple cultures, languages and performance styles to present iconic representations of women and weddings.

Company members of Trap Door Theatre (Chicago, IL), including founding Artistic Director Beata Pilch, have been invited to several international theatre festivals in Romania, where they will perform Old Clown Wanted, by Romanian playwright Matei Visniec. They will also attend festival events and seminars, to exchange ideas and methods with fellow international artists.

A national independent selection panel comprised of theatre professionals reviewed applications for the fall 2006 round of the TCG/ITI Travel Grants. The panelists were producer, director and actor Peter Goldfarb, actor/director Charlie Hensley, Maria S. Horne, professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, the University at Buffalo (New York), Lori Monnier, Managing Director, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre and Joanna Sherman, Artistic Director, Bond Street Theatre (New York, NY.)

TCG is now accepting applications for spring and fall 2007. The spring deadline is April 30, with travel for proposed projects to take place between July 1, 2007 and January 31, 2008. The fall deadline is October 26, for proposed projects occurring between January 1 and July 31, 2008.

The 2007 application and guidelines are on TCG's website, . For further information contact Sheela Kangal, Senior Artistic Programs Associate, 212.609.5900 x 214 or


The Trust for Mutual Understanding was established in 1984 by an anonymous American philanthropist as a private, grant-making organization dedicated to promoting improved communication, closer cooperation and greater respect between the people of the United States, the Soviet Union and other countries in Eastern and Central Europe. The Trust makes grants to American nonprofit organizations conducting international cultural and environmental exchanges in partnership with institutions in Russia and Eastern and Central Europe. For more information on the Trust for Mutual Understanding please visit their website at

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) , the national organization for the American theatre, offers a wide array of services in line with its mission: to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. Artistic programs support theatres and theatre artists by awarding $2.7 million in grants annually, and offer career development programs for artists. Management programs provide professional development opportunities for theatre leaders through workshops, conferences, forums and publications, as well as industry research on the finances and practices of the American not-for-profit theatre. Advocacy, conducted in conjunction with the dance, presenting, opera and symphony orchestra fields, includes guiding lobbying efforts and providing theatres with timely alerts about legislative developments. As the country's leading independent press specializing in dramatic literature, TCG's publications include American Theatre magazine, the ArtSEARCH employment bulletin, plays, translations and theatre reference books. As the U.S. Center of UNESCO's International Theatre Institute, a worldwide network, TCG supports cross-cultural exchange through travel grants and other assistance to traveling theatre professionals. Through these programs, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field, and promote a larger public understanding of and appreciation for the theatre field. TCG serves over 440 member theatres nationwide.




(New York, NY – January 18, 2007) The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. will pilot a new audience development program targeting tri-state area singles. Singles’ Night on Broadway will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2007. Tickets go on sale on January 19.

With the purchase of a ticket to any of the participating Broadway or Off Broadway shows (see list below), theatregoers can attend a free pre-show cocktail party at Madame Tussauds New York, the famed wax attraction at 234 West 42nd Street. They can also get special offers at an after-show bash at one of three Times Square locations (Trattoria Dopo Teatro, Zanzibar, and T New York). Throughout the evening, Singles’ Night attendees can participate in a raffle to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a charity committed to mobilizing the unique abilities within the entertainment industry to mitigate the suffering of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were an estimated 765,000 single people living in New York City in 2005. The League hopes to reach this demographic through audience outreach programs such as Singles’ Night. Aimed at singles, age 21 and older in New York City (and throughout the tri-state area), the new program invites potential Broadway theatre-going singles to “Come by yourself or bring a friend to find a date or meet your mate!”

“Building on the success of the League’s cornerstone audience development program, Kids’ Night on Broadway, we wanted to create a special event to help expand our audience by inviting singles from the tri-state area to get to know other people who share their interest in show-stopping performances,” commented Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director, The League of American Theatres & Producers, Inc. “With participation from so many remarkable shows and restaurants, we know that Singles’ Night will be a great, unique way to both increase frequency of theatre-going, as well as introduce new audience members to the exciting world of live theatre -- and to each other!”

Singles’ Night on Broadway is sponsored by Madame Tussauds New York, The New York Times, and Budweiser Select.

In the next few weeks, The League will be announcing another great new pilot program, Women’s Night on Broadway, which aims to increase the theatre-going frequency of Broadway’s most loyal demographic.

Participating Shows

Eighteen Broadway shows are participating in Singles’ Night: including The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Company, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grey Gardens, Hairspray, Journey’s End, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, Spring Awakening, Talk Radio, Tarzan and Wicked. Four Off Broadway shows are participating including Altar Boyz, The Fantasticks, Mayumana, and Stomp.

Madame Tussauds Pre-Theatre Cocktail Party

With the purchase of a Singles’ Night theatre ticket, singles are invited to attend a free theatre cocktail party at Madame Tussauds New York.

The Pre-Theatre cocktail party is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th and will afford singles the opportunity to mingle with other singles through special activities such as tarot card and palm readers, fun giveaways and more.

Note: Participants MUST be 21 years of age or older to attend the pre-theatre and post-theatre cocktail parties and will be required to show their Singles’ Night ticket at the door.

To purchase tickets, get more information on the FREE exclusive cocktail party at Madame Tussauds New York and special Singles’ Night post-theatre offers at Times Square area bars and restaurants, log on to or call the Broadway Line (1-888-Broadway). Tickets can also be purchased at the individual theatre box offices or at the Broadway Ticket Center™ -- a centralized ticket outlet in the heart of New York's Theatre District offering full-priced tickets for same-day and advance performances to Broadway and many Off Broadway shows. When ordering tickets, please use the Singles’ Night promotional code: SNGL07. A handy printout of this information can be downloaded at the website.

About The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc.

The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc., created in 1930 is the official trade association for the commercial theatre industry. The League’s 600-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general throughout North America, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to almost 30 million people in New York and across the US and Canada.

The League also sponsors three annual free outdoor concerts: Broadway on Broadway® (with the Times Square Alliance) which attracts upwards of 50,000 theatre fans to Times Square each fall to kick off the new theatrical season; Continental Airlines presents Broadway’s Stars in the Alley®, a celebration in the Theatre District’s historic Shubert Alley marking the official end of the season; and Broadway Under the Stars™ (with NYC & Company) on the Great Lawn of Central Park, which inaugurates New York City’s summer outdoor concert series.

The League maintains and operates programs designed to provide consumers with information about Broadway and a convenient means of accessing tickets. is the first-ever multilingual website offering a comprehensive guide to Broadway theatregoing in New York. The site, which is available in six languages, offers tickets to Broadway shows as well as information about hotels, restaurants, transportation, and shopping.

About Madame Tussauds New York

Madame Tussauds New York is an interactive "must do" attraction that provides guests with unique opportunities to create memories with some of the world's biggest icons. Recent additions include the interactive Superman experience, where visitors can “fly” and “lift” heavy objects like Superman, and the Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow experience, where guests can get in touch with their inner pirate and search through treasure chests. Other recent wax additions include Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Senator Hillary Clinton. Prominently located in the heart of Times Square, Madame Tussauds New York is open 365 days a year at 10 a.m. For more information, visit or call (800) 246-8872.



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YU to Present 110 in the Shade, Feb. 15-18 [ N-216, 2006-07 ]

New York University will present 110 in the Shade from Feb. 15 through Feb. 18 in NYU’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). 110 in the Shade runs Feb. 15 through Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.; and Feb.18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission and $5 with valid NYU ID. For tickets, please call Ticket Central at 212.279.4200 or visit You may also purchase tickets in person at the Skirball’s Shagan Box Office Tuesday-Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street).

With music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones (who co-wrote The Fantasticks) and book by N. Richard Nash, the show features songs such as “Rain Song,” “Raunchy,” and “Old Maid.” A drought has hit a small mid-western town and the plain, young Lizzie’s love life is as dried up as the Western soil. The men of the town try to set her up with Sheriff File, but things take a rather peculiar turn when Starbuck rides into town claiming that he is in fact, a Rainmaker!

NYU’s production will be directed by William Wesbrooks, with music direction by Michael Ricciardone. The cast and orchestra will feature the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from NYU Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.

For more information about 110 in the Shade, please contact the Steinhardt Production Office at 212.998.5069.

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Salvatore Licitra to Sing Lead Tenor Roles in Cav and Pag

Tenor Salvatore Licitra sang his first-ever Canio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci at the Met earlier this season. Now he notches another milestone, also taking on Turridu, the lead tenor role in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana for the performance of the double-bill on Friday, January 26. Only five other artists in Met history -- Thomas Salignac, Frederick Jagel, Kurt Baum, Plácido Domingo, and Ermanno Mauro -- have sung both roles in a single performance. Licitra replaces Frank Porretta, who is ill.

This web site is a supportive effort to introduce the incoming International Students / Scholars to the American Culture of " Stage Theatre ".  This aspect of American lifestyle is not readily known, and thereby the emphasis is to aid to know the American way of life.





New York, New York (January 18, 2007) - The Tony Award Administration Committee met today to decide the eligibility of nine Broadway productions for the 2007 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing.

Alexander Gemignani and Norm Lewis will be considered in the Lead Actor in a Musical category for their performances in Les Miserables.

Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee will be considered in the Lead Actor and Actress in a Musical categories for their performances in Mary Poppins.

The score of Mary Poppins was deemed eligible in the category of Best Score.

Will Chase will be considered in the Lead Actor in a Musical category for his performance in High Fidelity.

Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele will be considered in the Lead Actor and Actress in a Musical categories for their performances in Spring Awakening.

Marc Kudisch will be considered in the Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in The Apple Tree.

All other decisions were consistent with the opening night credits.

This is the third time the Tony Award Administration Committee has met this year. They will meet two additional times to discuss the eligibility of shows opening in the 2006-2007 season. The cut-off date for eligibility is May 9th and nominations will be announced on May 15th.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10th.

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The Tonys are presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing. At the League, Gerald Schoenfeld is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the Wing, Sondra Gilman is Chairman, Doug Leeds is President and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Elizabeth I. McCann is Managing Producer and Joey Parnes is Coordinating Producer.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2007 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2007 Tony Awards.

The official Tony Awards web site,, is developed, designed, and hosted by IBM, an official partner of the Tonys. News and feature content is provided in cooperation with
Tony Awards press contact: PMK/HBH - NY, (212) 582-1111
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