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Ah, Irish theater; a proud tradition of strife, nihilism, and eloquence. A tradition that is being upheld by the 1st Irish theatre festival. Now in its fifth year, 1st Irish, will be happening September 3 to October 1, 2012 (Irish Rep, 59E59 Theaters, the Irish Arts Center, The Cell, and The Drilling Company).
Organized by Origin Theatre Company (who are now celebrating their tenth anniversary) 1st Irish features plays and musicals by 11 contemporary Irish playwrights in productions from Belfast, Dublin, Boston and New York.
Read more: 1st Irish Theatre Festival 2012
Spread across over 19 venues throughout New York during August, the New York International Fringe Festival (Fringe NYC) will feature programming from 187 theater troupes from across America.
Running from August 10 – 26, 2012, the New York Fringe Fest has helped spurred a phenonmenon of many Fringe fests springing up around the country and the world.
Established in 1997, the fest has been the sources for premieres of shows such as the Broadway-bound Urinetown, Dog Sees God, and the English language premiere of Tom Waits’ and William Burroughs’ The Black Rider.
Read more: FringeNY 2012: Girls, Goys, and...
As the Summer continues, more theater festivals emerge in New York. The 13th annual Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) runs from July 16 – August 5, 2012, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex (312 West 36th St, NY) in the June Havoc and Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. While smaller than some festivals, MITF is not lacking in ingenuity and imagination.
MITF has a strong emphasis on off-off-Broadway productions due in part to Executive Producer John Chatterton, who founded the Off-Off-Broadway Review in 1993, and created the MITF after one of his reviewers said “someone” should start a Midtown theater festival.
Read more: Midtown International Theatre...
Scott Siegel’s Broadway Ballyhoo Festival will continue at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, NY, NY), for an entire week starting July 17 - 21, 2012. The well-known play Broadway Ballyhoo, which has been playing every Thursday night at 11pm for the last eight months, will move to primetime at 8pm for a week only from Tuesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 21.
Each show in its primetime schedule will feature a variation of different casts and different set show tunes, while following the Broadway Ballyhoo format. The performers featured on various nights will include
Scott Siegel, the show's creator and host who has also been responsible for more than 100 major concerts at The Town Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center, said "…This special Ballyhoo Festival gives us a chance to reach those people who like to hear this music but can't always stay up that late on a Thursday night. We wanted to give them a taste of what we offer every week.”
Be sure to check out this exclusive event filled with theatre plays, magic shows, and concert fun!
To learn more, go to http://www.siegelpresents.com/the-broadway-ballyhoo
Broadway Ballyhoo Festival July 17 – 21, 2012
Feinstein’s At Loews Regency 540 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065
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