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NY Indie Theatre Film Festival Returns for Third Year

Charlie Kaufman in Hey Charilie

Celebrating theatrical works that break off into new and exciting territory, the third annual NY Indie Theatre Festival returns to NYC with premieres and special performances. Running February 8 to 11 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher St.), the NYITFF is also produced by the New Ohio Theatre, a two-time Obie Award winning establishment.

The festival opens with the premiere of Poor Behavior, a dark, dysfunctional comedy that marks the film directorial debut by Theresa Rebeck (upcoming spy thriller 355, Broadway’s Bernhardt/Hamlet, NBC’s “Smash”), based on her play of the same name. Ms. Rebeck will participate in a talkback after the screening, moderated by Marc Stuart Weitz, New Ohio Theatre’s Producing Director.

This year’s lineup includes 14 world and New York premieres, including:

  • Hey Charlie, directed by Shaun Irons, starring Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich)

  • But This Is How It Will End, written & directed by Amy Epstein, starring Steven Rattazzi (The Venture Bros., Broadway’s Indecent).

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NY Indie Theatre Film Festival
February 8 - 11, 2019

New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher St. #1E
New York, NY 10014

NYC Broadway Week: The Best of Broadway at a Bargain


Featuring Broadway’s best at bargain prices, NYC Broadway Week is your chance to get in those shows you wanted to see. Many shows are running 2-for-1 ticket specials, and with Restaurant Week happening at the same time it’s a perfect opportunity to get a nice meal in with that special someone too.

Participating shows include:

  • Choir Boys
  • Frozen
  • Book of Mormon
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Mean Girls
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Waitress
  • Wicked
  • Pretty Woman The Musical

And more!

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NYC Broadway Week
January 21 - February 10, 2019

Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival Brings Contemporary Plays of Ireland to NYC

Dedicated to promoting contemporary Irish plays and theatre, Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival comes to NYC featuring the work of 15 Irish playwrights. Shown in venues across NYC, these productions are imported or organized and produced in New York with participating producers are Fishamble and Gúna Nua (Dublin) Sole Purpose Theatre Co. (Derry), The Lyric (Belfast), Cork City Ballet, and local companies Fat Violet, Gire & Gimbel, NY Irish Center, and Origin Theatre Company.

In competition during the festival is the American premiere of John Breen’s celebrated drama “Alone It Stands”, which revisits the 1978 David vs. Goliath win of Limerick’s Munster’s rugby club over New Zealand’s All Blacks. Sole Purpose Theatre Co. in Derry, Northern Ireland, brings the American premiere of Patricia Byrne’s “Blinkered,” which delves into the taboo subject of suicide among teens. New York-based Fat Violet Theater presents “The Smuggler,” the American premiere of Galway-born Ronan Noone’s new one-man comedy, featuring Mick Mellamphy as Noone sends his protagonists on dark treks of self-discovery.

Out of competition is the Breaking Ground Series, in which six Irish writers respond to the international theme of migration.  A reading of six brand new short plays by Brona Crehan, Michael Fitzpatrick, Rosemary Jenkinson, Honor Molloy, Sarah Street, and Sadhbh Walshe.

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1st Irish Theatre Festival 2019
January 9 - 28, 2019

Various Locations

NY Comedy Festival: The Biggest Names in Comedy Converge on the Big Apple


A week featuring the giants of comedy, the NY Comedy Festival is hitting NYC November 5 to 11. As the country's largest comedy festival to date, the NYCF will be featuring a variety of performances from over 200 comedians, including Tracy Morgan, Bill Burr, and Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski.

Two Less Lonely Girls, the duo made up of Corinne Fisher and Rosebud Baker perform at the New York Comedy Club East Village where they dissect the most important subject in the history of media: Justin Bieber. LA based Cameron Esposito, who recently uploaded her special “Rape Jokes” online, will be performing at the Gramercy Theatre as she explores themes aroun the #MeToo movement and civil rights. Tim Dillon’s Real NYC Bus Tour, is an actual double decker bus tour of the city hosted by the comedian and former tour guide that talks about all the things that make New York fun: money laundering, international gangsters, intergenerational wealth, etc. The Office star, Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious, perform their fusion of comedy, electric funk, latin jazz, hard rock and soul at Team Coco House at Sony Hall. Speaking of Team Coco, Conan O'Brien will be taking part in Conan and Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips with Flula Borg, Marina Franklin, Rory Scovel, and James Veitch.

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NY Comedy Festival
November 5 - 11, 2018

Various venues

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