In chronological order:

Member News and Events – April

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.

Looking to submit your production? Please submit online with THIS FORM.

See you at the theatre!

EVENTS

The Assignment – Submitted by LPTW Member Jane Dubin 

Now – May 7

Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theather
A.R.T./New York Theatres
502 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 

Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director) will present two world premiere productions in repertory developed through company workshops:The Assignment, a new original play by Camilo Almonacid, directed by Emily Joy Weiner, will be performed in repertory with gUN COUNTRY, curated by Jeffery Solomon and Emily Joy Weiner, written, developed and performed by Houses On The Moon company members and directed by Jenna Worsham.

Performance Schedule:
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at2pm & 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm, There is a special Wednesdayperformance on April 19 at 7:30pm.

For more information, CLICK HERE._

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The View UpStairs – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Final Weeks – Must Close May 21

The Lynn Redgrave Theater
at Culture Project

45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette)

The View UpStairs “TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY!” (Time Out New York). This provocative new musical pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The forgotten community comes to life when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that Entertainment Weekly calls “a moving homage to LGBT culture, past and present.” Filled with “beautiful love songs performed by a soulful ensemble cast” (The New Yorker), it’s “an eye-popping roller coaster for the visual senses” with “a jambalaya of sexed-up tunes! Sung by an outstanding cast, The View UpStairs has all of the ingredients for an iconic cult phenomenon!” (Edge Media Network).

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR LPTW:
Save 30% with code TVUWEB2017

For more information, CLICK HERE

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheViewUpStairs
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IN & OF ITSELF – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Now – June 18

Daryl Roth Theatre
101 East 15th Street

“Wonder is a real commodity these days. 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.” – Time Out New York

“Nothing short of remarkable.” – The Huffington Post

“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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Church & State – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Campaign Extended – Now Playing Through September 3!

New World Stages
340 West 50th Street
Btwn 8th and 9th Aves

Church & State is a fast-paced dramedy about faith, politics, and
“The Twitter.”

It’s three days before Charles Whitmore’s Senate re-election and he’s decided to finally tell the public exactly what’s on his mind, no filter.
What could possibly go wrong?

“I WISH EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS WOULD SEE IT!” – NPR

“POWERFUL, HUMOROUS, & HIGHLY CONTEMPORARY!” – HuffPost

“GRIPPING ENTERTAINMENT…SIMPLY SUPERB!” – Los Angeles Times

For tickets, CLICK HERE

www.churchandstatetheplay.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/churchstateplay
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Peter Rabbit Tales – Submitted by LPTW Member
Amanda Pekoe

A Mexican Affair Artwork

May 6
11am & 2pm

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place

“Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter…”

These famous opening lines of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” have enchanted young audiences for over one hundred years. In celebration of author Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday anniversary, Enchantment Theatre Company brings her captivating stories to life, using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery, and original music. Enchantment Theatre Company creates original theater for young audiences and families through the imaginative telling of stories that inspire, challenge and enrich audiences onstage and in the classroom.

Recommended for ages 3-9

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
20% off the 11am performance with code RABBIT1

For tickets, CLICK HERE

www.NYUSkirball.org

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The Belle of Tombstone Concert – Submitted by LPTW Member
Sheilah Rae

May 10
7-9pm

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
At 1st Place

Karen Mason & Heather MacRae Star in All-Female Musical
Book by Thomas Edward West + Sheilah Rae
Music by Michele Brourman
Lyrics by Sheilah Rae

Cast:
Leslie Becker (Amazing Grace), Alison Lea Bender (Academia Nuts)
Jennifer Blood (Matilda), Hannah Rose DeFlumeri (Bullets Over Broadway)
Carol Linnea Johnson (Mamma Mia), Heather Mac Rae (Falsettos, Transport Group’s Come Back, Little Sheba and Picnic), Karen Mason (Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Wonderland), Stephanie Palumbo (I Married Wyatt Earp), Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda) Katie Thompson (Giant),  Zurin Villanueva (Shuffle Along)

Directed by Joe Barros (Cagney, Gigi)
Music Direction by Drew Wutke (Fiasco’s Into the Woods)
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin (The Light in the Piazza)
Stage Manager: Jennifer Delac (Shoes and Baggage)
Line Producers: Katharine Pettit + Joe Barros

Passionate and fearless, young Josie Marcus escaped her upper-class Jewish family in 1879 San Francisco for a wild adventure in Tombstone, Arizona–home of legendary frontier lawman Wyatt Earp. While there, Josie recklessly caused a cascade of tragedies, including incidents leading up to the infamous Shootout at the O.K. Corral. Decades later in Hollywood, Josie’s convinced that she has buried her own past and burnished her late husband Wyatt Earp’s reputation, until her sister-in-law Allie Earp bursts into her carefully guarded life, hell-bent on setting the record straight. Weaving together Hollywood’s golden era and the legendary American West, TheBelle of Tombstone spotlights the untold story of the gutsy women behind one of history’s most mythic moments. Join us for a concert of this compelling all-female musical at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

For tickets, CLICK HERE

www.NYTHEATREBARN.org

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Theatre Lab New Play Festival – Submitted by LPTW Member
Susan Schafer

May 10
7:30pm

Theatre Lab, Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Join us for the 2nd annual New Play Festival, featuring the newest readings of some of the nation’s most prominent playwrights! Stick around for a post-show discussion – an opportunity to interact with the playwrights themselves, where they will discuss the process, inspiration, and plans for future development. The show includes “I Do! Times Two” by Susan Shafer.

For tickets, CLICK HERE_____________________________________________________________

Reading of “The Feeling Part” with The Playwrighting Collective – Submitted by LPTW Member Romy Nordlinger

May 15
9-10:30pm

Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th Street
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves

Reading of The Feeling Part, written by Romy Nordlinger.
Admission is free of charge.

Grab a drink at the bar if you like. Jimmy’s No.43 has supported Off Off Bway since 1967 in its infamous back room.

RSVP: 
romynordlinger123@gmail.com

www.romynordlinger.com

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Stage Struck: Reclaiming the History of Women in Theatre – Submitted by LPTW Member Melody Brooks

May 19 – 22
7:30pm

New Perspectives Studio
458 West 37th Street
At 9th Avenue

Join us for an intimate soiree with five women who helped to shape the modern Theatre and whose personal exploits – on and off stage – made a difference in the civic and artistic life of New York City and the country.

Created by a team of LPTW members from the Heritage Program.
Written and performed by Paula Ewin, Ginger Grace, Mari Lyn Henry,
Judy Rosenblatt, and Sandhi Santini; with Cynthia Bastidas as The Hostess. Director/Dramaturg: Melody Brooks; Design Consultant: Meganne George; Stage Manager: Carolina Arboleda.

FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY! May 19-22, 2017. Friday, Saturday,Monday @7:30pm; Saturday @3:00pm, Sunday @5:00pm.

RSVP: 
stagestrucknyc@gmail,com

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SPTheatricalHistory
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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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The Woman Who Was Me – Submitted by LPTW Member Katie Rosin

May 24 – 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).

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
Early bird discount of 20% off with code LEAGUE if you purchase your tickets before May 23rd.

For tickets, CLICK HERE

www.convergencescollective.org
#ConvergencesTheatreCollective #TheWomanWhoWasMe

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PANNYC Workshop 2017 – Submitted by LPTW Member
Debora Balardini

May 30 – June 5

Punto Space
325 West 38th Street
Btwn 8th & 9th Aves

Renowned Paris-based Pantheatre will be offering its training by artistic directors Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise in NYC. This year PanNYC will have a seven day intensive on Voice Performance and Choreographic Theatre, as well as a seminar and an open session with invited artists. Oracles and Background Singers is the theme presented by Linda Wise and Enrique Pardo this year. It will be a reflection on the background vocalists’ voice from the point of view of Choreographic Theater and of what we call Voice Performance. The purpose is to work on the backup voices with a ‘metaphysical’ perspective.

Linda Wise was one of the LPTW’s nominees for our 2017 Gilder/Coiney International Theatre Award.

“The invitation here is to listen and to think about these voices, these spirits, not so much in terms of spirituality but rather in terms of spiritism – a notion and an attitude that needs redefining in terms of how we listen to and how we hear these voices. Also, in terms of how we read and transpose their dramaturgical and metaphysical contents – i.e. the performances we make with them. This is crucial to an understanding of what is implied in voice extended ranges – certainly in Roy Hart’s vision, certainly in choreographic theater.” (Enrique Pardo).

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
$75 OFF the Full Program by May 5th

For register, CLICK HERE

#PuntoSpace #PuntoArts #NettlesArtists #theatre #performance #physicaltheatre #voiceperformance #voice #theatre

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The Broadway Stage Management Symposium – Submitted by LPTW Member Elizabeth Strauss

June 3 – 4

Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street
Btwn 7th & 8th Aves

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is a two-day forum featuring a series of panels, lectures, and seminars by some of Broadway’s most experienced stage managers.

These professionals will discuss stage management skills, challenges, experiences, the craft and art of stage management and how to make a career working on Broadway Plays and Musicals.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):
calling large musicals, working with Broadway’s unions, paperwork, note taking and organization, automation, running rehearsals and tech, technology for stage managers, databases, safety, career advice, managing creative artists, leadership, and more…

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
$199 per person when you register 4 or more people

For more information, CLICK HERE

#broadwaysym
info@broadwaysymposium.com
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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

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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’s Today Show, the 70-minute musical chronicles “thriving” through a decade of trauma, including an original song written by Kathie Lee Gifford & David Friedman.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
Use code AMY035 for 35% off Main Dining Room or Bar Grill. Discount for the first 20 reservations this week only!

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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

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NEWS:

Call For Submissions, Thematic Thursdays: Cracks in the Wall – Submitted by LPTW Member Teresa Lotz

Artists are asked to submit original work (visual, performance, or literary) that relates to the theme “Cracks in the Wall.”

Chosen work will be presented on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7pm in Clarke Hall (106 East 86th Street, 3rd floor, NYC) to the public.
Proceeds go towards Park Avenue Youth Theater Scholarships.
Tickets are on sale: http://bit.ly/2o8RkMT

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL May 15, 2017 @ 11:59PM.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

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A Line in the Sand Searching for Administrative Assistant – Submitted by LPTW Member Adina Taubman

New member, Adina Taubman, is looking for an administrative assistant to help her book her award-winning, solo show about Columbine, A LINE IN THE SAND, based on her interviews with survivors, in New York City high schools. She just completed a fundraising campaign to bring the play to five schools in NYC during the 2017-18 school year. Adina’s program includes performing the play, having a post-show discussion with students about how to create a more compassionate school community, and a writing and performance workshop with a group of students to create their own play about improving their community.

To learn more about A LINE IN THE SAND, please visit:
www.alineinthesandtheshow.com

To contact Adina:
adinataubman@gmail.com or 917-670-3779

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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.

We will be accepting completed manuscripts of plays that run one hour or less by email only until June 30, 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