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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:
To learn more, go to: https://www.nycgo.com/broadway-week
NYC Broadway WeekJanuary 21 - February 10, 2019
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.
To learn more, go to: https://www.origintheatre.org/
1st Irish Theatre Festival 2019January 9 - 28, 2019
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.
To learn more, go to: http://nycomedyfestival.com/
NY Comedy FestivalNovember 5 - 11, 2018
Featuring performance art from around the world, the New York International Fringe Festival, returns to NYC after a year long hiatus. Running October 12 to 28, the festival is now split into two segments: FringeNYC and FringeBYOV. FringeNYC takes place in Manhattan and is a jury selected slate of performances from artists around the world, giving leverage and exposure to underrepresented performers. FringeNYC will feature 84 different performances.
FringeBYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) is an “open access” part of the festival taking place at venues across the outer boroughs. Participating venues will include BAX|Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Branded Saloon and Irondale Center in Brooklyn and Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, The Secret Theatre, and Q.E.D. in Queens.
Both tracks contain opera, comedic theatre, drama, experimental dance, performance art, improv, with a diverse assembly of artists, actors, and performers.
Deya Danielle Drake’s dark comedy, ESCAPE, will premiere at FringeNYC. In the aftermath of a violent incident onboard a commercial jet, an airline CEO and flight attendant fight to control the narrative of a news cycle in free fall. When the incident crosses over from news ticker headline to twitter #trending, the two women discover how fraught with turbulence the internet can be. ESCAPE paints a timely picture of the temptation to pursue power, by any means necessary, and the human need to solidify our own relevance in a world that is changing quicker than we are.
To learn more, go to: http://fringenyc.org/
New York International Fringe FestivalOctober 12 - 28, 2018
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