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Member News and Events

Show your support for the League of Professional Theatre Women! Our members are making an impact in the theatre community. Take a look below to check out the exciting events happening this month along with some special offers.

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See you at the theatre!

EVENTS

Rojo Verde – Submitted by LPTW Member Lynda Crawford

July 6 at 5:30PM

LATEA Theatre
107 Suffolk Street
Btwn Rivington and Delancey Streets

A New Play by Lynda Crawford is to have a staged reading in the 2017 Planet Connections Festivity.

The Barrera family have had a small farm in New Mexico for hundreds of years—when it was native land, when it was Mexican, and now part of the US—producing, among other things, an outstanding native chili pepper, the Rojo Verde. But their livelihood and traditions are now threatened by an invisible drift: GMOs.

For more information, CLICK HERE

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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Horton Foote’s The Traveling Lady – Submitted by LPTW Member Angelina Fiordellisi

Now – July 16

Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
Btwn Hudson Street & 7th Ave South

Spring into summer at our exclusive preview presentation and special benefit reception on Tuesday, June 13th in support of CHERRY LANE THEATRE’s mission and programs.

Directed by Austin Pendleton
Featuring Larry Bull, Lynn Cohen, Angelina Fiordellisi, Jean Lichty, George Morfogen, Ron Piretti, PJ Sosko, Jill Tanner, Korinne Ruth Tetlow, and
Karen Ziemba

Benefit tickets are on sale NOW!

Master storyteller Horton Foote tells the unforgettable tale of an intrepid woman journeying to a small town in Texas to reunite with her husband. A poignant story of loss and redemption, The Traveling Lady looks into America’s heart and soul.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
$39 through 6/21 and $49 for 6/23 – 7/16 with code LPTW
(Reg $65, Premium $95)

Benefit tickets are on sale NOW!
For tickets, call 212-989-2020 or CLICK HERE

For more information, visit cherrylanetheatre.org.

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INDECENT on Broadway – Submitted by LPTW Member
Frances McGarry


Now – September 10Cort Theatre
138 West 48th Street
Between 6th & 7th Aves

It’s near-impossible to fully convey the thrumming resonance of INDECENT, the evanescent shimmer of a show that arrived on Broadway. Make haste for the Cort Theatre simply to share the astonishing power of this new play with music about a delicious ancient Broadway scandal that pulses through the decades to
our own time.

“It’s an exhilarating ride you’ll never forget.” – Deadline

“Gripping. Extraordinary. Wonderful.” – Newsday

“FIVE STARS. Captivating and gorgeous, with a wonderful ensemble.” –
Time Out NY

IndecentBroadway.com

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d4rkly your retrorockets fl4re – Submitted by LPTW Member
Susan Tenney

June 21 – July 2

Flamboyán Theater
The Clemente Center
107 Suffolk Street

When a young authoress of the future experiences writer’s block, her publisher sends an agent back in time to help.

— miXed-media gothic sci-fi —

Written by: Steven Mark Tenney
Co-Directed by: Susan Tenney and Steven Mark Tenney
Choreography: Susan Tenney
Costume Design: Janet Mervin
Lighting Design: Joe Novak
Graphic Design: Lindsea Bevington
Music: Topu Iyo, Mike Thies (live footage); Erkin Osmanli; David Tenney
Dramaturge; Director of Communications: Grace Yamada

Featuring: Gillian Bennett, Laura Bowers, Dan Chen, Konrad Custer*, Ivette Dumeng, Pat Galante, Tyler Gardella, Sven Haabeth, Theresa Johnson, Alenka Kraigher*, Brian Linden*, Anna McKitrick, Camara McLaughlin, Emily Morrison, Yukari Osaka Nishimura, Erkin Osmanli, Clinton Powell, Mizuki Sato, Jeanne Lauren Smith, Michelle Tsai, Jenna Vezina, Rich Wisneski

*Appearing courtesy Actors Equity

For tickets, CLICK HERE

For more information, CLICK HERE

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SHELTER – Submitted by LPTW Member Nancy Ford

June 27
7:00 – 9:30 PM

54 Below
254 West 54th Street
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue

Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) will star in a concert presentation of Gretchen Cryer and LPTW member Nancy Ford’s 1973 musical SHELTER joined by Sally Ann Triplett (The Last Ship, Finding Neverland) Alyse Alan Louis (Amelie, Disaster), Jeff Kready (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Billy Elliot, Sunday in the Park With George), Lynne Halliday (Baby, I’m Still Getting My Act Together,Inventing Mary Martin, and Scott Clare).

Two years before Ed Roberts introduced the first “personal computer,” an original musical about love, technology and the things we can’t control appeared on Broadway, written by the creators of I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road. Michael (Cryer) is a television commercial writer who lives with his roommate Arthur (Kready). Michael and Arthur are best of friends, but there’s just one catch… Arthur is a computer. Michael uses technology to perfect every part of his life. But there are some problems — like love — even computers can’t solve.

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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SOULPEPPER ON 42nd STREET – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

July 1 – July 29

The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
Between 9th & 10th Avenues

1 Month, 1 Company, 5 Stages, 10 Remarkable Shows, 65 Canadian Artists

Canada’s most acclaimed theatre company, SOULPEPPER, is making its New York City debut! In celebration of its 20th season and in honor of Canada’s 150th anniversary as a nation, SOULPEPPER ON 42nd STREET will present four exciting weeks of programming in July of 2017 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Featuring a showcase of outstanding plays, musicals, concerts, and cabarets, this rich celebration of Canadian artistry will be one of the largest festivals of its kind. Join SOULPEPPER for an unforgettable summer of
ground-breaking theatre!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW!
35% Off Tickets with code S42GEN

Kim’s Convenience, Of Human Bondage and Spoon River: $30-$52.50 (reg. $50-$80)
A Brimful of Asha, New York – The Melting Pot, True North:
$23 – $42.50 (reg. $35-$65)
(re)Birth and Alligator Pie: $17-$23 (reg. $35)
Cage and CRASH: $20 (reg. $30)

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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Places, The Play – Submitted by LPTW Members
Ludovica Villar-Hauser & Romy Nordlinger

July 21 – July 30

59E59 Theaters
59 East 59th Street
Btwn Park & Madison Aves

Yonder Window Theatre Company and Parity Productions are thrilled to announce that writer/performer Romy Nordlinger’s Places is among the selected performances for this year’s East to Edinburgh festival at 59E59 Theaters.

Places will play 6 performances in July before traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2017 Fringe Festival where it will have 25 performances over the month of August (4th – 27th).

Places, a tour-de-force one-actor multimedia show, tells the story of Alla Nazimova, the rule-breaking, lesbian Broadway and Hollywood legend. From a Jewish immigrant fleeing Tsarist Russia to Hollywood’s first female director and producer, Nazimova was a trailblazer who wouldn’t be silenced. Nordlinger’s solo performance reimagines one of the most daring and censored artists of the 20th century who tells it like it was… and still is.

For tickets, more information CLICK HERE

RSVP:
info@parityproductions.com

#placestheplay, #allanazimova, #sewingcircle #theatrelegends, #LGBTQ

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The Woman Who Was Me – Submitted by LPTW Member Katie Rosin

Now – June 11

TheaterLab NYC
357 West 36th Street
Btwn 8th & 9th Aves

The kiss of a stranger awakens the desire and creativity of a middle-aged wife, mother, teacher, and writer, launching her on a journey exploring a life outside conventional marriage, motherhood, and sexual appetite. Her identity fragments as she embarks on a sexual odyssey filled with risk, questioning, and confused boundaries. In wandering, how can she put down roots, find a voice, and craft a new story of herself and those with whom she shares a kinship?

Women’s Voices, Women’s Choices
Act 2 is You! Liz Stanton will be joined by different special guests at each performance of The Woman Who Was Me, to have a conversation with the audience about the many choices women make throughout life, consciously and unconsciously. A host will lead the dialogue between the special guest, Liz, and you. The conversation will be based on themes within the play including: Creativity, Self-love, Motherhood, Identity, Marriage, Sex/Desire/Fulfillment, Wanting more.

The Woman Who Was Me is performed by LPTW Member Liz Stanton.
Featuring scenic design by WT McRae, costume design by Natalie Loveland, and lighting design by Kate Jaworski. K’Sandra Sampson is the production stage manager, and Sylvia Brown is the dramaturge.

Tickets: $25 ($20 Students/Seniors).

For tickets, CLICK HERE

www.convergencescollective.org
#ConvergencesTheatreCollective #TheWomanWhoWasMe

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SWEETEE – Submitted by LPTW Member Gail Kriegel

May 21 – 18

The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
Btwn 9th & 10th Aves

Don’t miss SWEETEE: A New Musical, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Gail Kriegel, a member of LPTW! The show will be at The Pershing Square Signature Center from May 21st – June 18th.

For tickets, CLICK HERE or call 212-279-4200

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
$45 orchestra tickets (reg. $65) with code SWEETFAMILY

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IN & OF ITSELF – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Extended through September 3 by Popular Demand

Daryl Roth Theatre
101 East 15th Street
At Union Square East

“Derek DelGaudio sets himself apart from the Abracadabra crowd. Beautiful. Tender. Astonishing.” – The New York Times, Critic’s Pick

“Jaw-dropping! Undeniably compelling.” – Entertainment Weekly

“A thoughtful piece of theatre…It will linger in the mind and leave ample room
for wonder.” – The New Yorker

“Nothing short of remarkable.” – HuffPo

“Wildly impressive! Elevates magic to a fine art.” – TheaterMania

A story reveals the illusion of one’s identity in Derek DelGaudio‘s modern allegory, IN & OF ITSELF. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. The writer and producers of NOTHING TO HIDE reunite with executive producer Neil Patrick Harris to present this theatrical experience, directed by Frank Oz.
No one under the age of 16 will be admitted to this production.
Tickets starting at $55 
For tickets, CLICK HERE.

InandOfItselfShow.com

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Avenue Q – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Now Playing!

New World Stages
340 West 50th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

“THE FUNNIEST SHOW IN TOWN!” – NY1

“SWEETLY SATIRIC and SURPRISINGLY FRESH!”
The New York Times, Critics’ Pick

“ONE OF THE FUNNIEST SHOWS YOU’RE EVER LIKELY TO SEE!”
Entertainment Weekly

Winner of the 2004 TONY® “TRIPLE CROWN” for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK

Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! Now celebrating its 13th smash year!

Tickets: $75.50 – $97.00

For tickets, CLICK HERE

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AvenueQ/
@avenueqmusical on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

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The Hess Collective June Workshop at La MaMa – Submitted by LPTW Member Elizabeth Hess

June 12 – 23

La MaMa / Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street, 2nd Floor
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves

This June two week workshop intensive is designed to get you out of your head and into your body. It is an opportunity to trust the body’s wisdom and let meaning rise out of matter. This systematic and original methodology is a fusion of physical theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical actions, Viewpoints), Eastern practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and related performance disciplines (Mask, Puppetry).

This hybrid technique expands on these influences through exercises based on what we will call ‘States of Being’ that explore who we are at any given moment and how that changes according to the activation of specific behavioral, physiological and psychological conditions of existence. By accessing these interconnected states of being through physical, vocal and emotive explorations participants become versed in the practice of embodied performance in which they inhabit the immediacy of their instincts, experience, and imagination through individual and collective exercises.

In this two workshop intensive, participants will practice:
Activation of instincts, experiences, imagination; Physical and vocal experimentation; Application of techniques to text, image, and object; Collaboration with the collective; Expansion of the individual artistic instrument.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
10% off for all LPTW members!

For more information, CLICK HERE_____________________________________________________________

Gutless & Grateful – Submitted by LPTW Member Amy Oestreicher

June 30

Feinstein’s/54 Below
254 West 54th Street
Btwn 7th & 8th Aves

LPTW member Amy Oestreicher will make her 54 Below debut with her award-winning musical comedy, Gutless & GratefulJune 30th at 9:30pm
.  Inspired by one “exploding stomach” which eventually turned into a “beautiful Detour,” Oestreicher weaves her near death experience and inspiring perspective through interwoven song and dialogue, comedically highlighting struggles, triumphs and “beautiful detours” in her life. Featured on TEDx, Huffington Post and NBC’sToday Show, the 70-minute musical chronicles “thriving” through a decade of trauma, including an original song written by Kathie Lee Gifford & David Friedman.

For tickets, CLICK HERE

amyoes.com/2017/04/26/gutless-sale/

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NEWS:

Without A Trace Now Available – Submitted by LPTW Member
Carol Mack

LPTW member Carol Mack’s collection of award-winning plays called Without A Trace & Other Plays is now available online on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

To learn more, CLICK HERE

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Monologues Featured in Collection – Submitted by LPTW Member Susan Cinoman

Two monologues from LPTW Member Susan Cinoman’s new play Hungarian Comedy will be featured in the collection Best Men’s Monologues of 2018, published by Applause Books.

Susan was also nominated to attend a Writer’s Guild Screenplay Retreat in Nantucket this October.

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Ivoryton Playhouse’s Women Playwrights Initiative – Submitted by LPTW Member Jacqueline Hubbard


Photographer: Anne Hudson

The Ivoryton Playhouse is delighted to announce our second annual Women Playwrights’ Initiative.

GREAT NEWS! Deadline extended to August 15 to accommodate summer vacation plans! 

We will be accepting completed manuscripts of plays that run one hour or less by email only until August 15, 2017. Staged readings of selected plays will be in February/March 2018. Writers will be invited to Ivoryton for a week to work on their play and will receive a small stipend.

Interested playwrights should email a completed manuscript and resume to:

Laura Copland, Director of Play Development
laurac@ivorytonplayhouse.org