In chronological order:

Member News and Events – February

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:

Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage – Submitted by LPTW Member Pamela Hunt

Now – February 19

York Theatre
619 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage is a joyous and moving celebration of Kurt Weill, a cantor’s son and one of the most extraordinary composers of the twentieth century. Weill’s greatest theatre songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story, spanning twenty eventful years, from Von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany to Roosevelt and Truman in the U.S., and includes such favorites as Mack the Knife,Alabama Song, September Song, My Ship, Lost in the Stars, and many more!

Friends & Family Discount for LPTW
Contact Pamela Hunt: phunt888@gmail.com

For tickets, CLICK HERE
For more information, CLICK HERE

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Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry & Her Life- Submitted by LPTW Member Ginger Grace

Now – March 4th at 4 pm

Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Rd.
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Created & Performed by Ginger Grace

This inspiring biographical portrait is based on the letters, life stories and poems of Emily Dickinson. It combines performance with interactive workshop activities. In the course of the show, Ms. Grace reaches out to the audience for ideas, words and phrases, and with their input, new poems are created. The spirit of Emily Dickinson is celebrated not only with her story – filled with heart and humor – but with the immediate creativity taking place in the room!

Tickets: FREE
Please contact Ginger Grace: 914-769-0548

For more information, CLICK HERE

www.thebelleofamherst.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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Now Playing!

The Lynn Redgrave Theater
at Culture Project

45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette)

The View UpStairs is a provocative new musical that pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This forgotten community comes to life in all its gritty, glam rock glory when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history.

Inspired by one of the most significant yet all-but-ignored attacks against the LGBTQ community, The View UpStairs examines what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us all through an uncertain future.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR LPTW:
Save 30% with code TVUWEB2017

For more information, CLICK HERE

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheViewUpStairs

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KUNSTLER – Submitted by LPTW Member
Patricia Di Benedetto Snyder

February 17th – March 13th

Theatre 59E59
59 East 59th St. (Park/Madison)
New York CityKUNSTLER by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by Meagen Fay

Broadway star Jeff McCarthy brings William Kunstler to life – a self-described “radical” lawyer and civil rights activist whose controversial client list included the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison strike, Martin Luther King Jr., and John Gotti. This play revisits Kunstler’s timely message of Constitutional civil rights under rule of law in an exciting theatrical event. Nambi E. Kelley will be featured in the role of Kerry.

Tickets: $35

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR LPTW:
$5 off with code KUNSTLER30

For more information, CLICK HERE

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La NEGRA – Submitted by LPTW Member Raquel Almazan

February 20
7:00 PM

Jack Demsey’s
36 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

Lone Star Theatre Company and La Lucha Arts present a FREE staged reading of Raquel Almazan’s LA NEGRA directed by Fernando Parra Borti. As the Day of the Dead approaches, Drug Cartel Queen La Negra takes a ritualistic journey from child prostitute to patron saint of Mexico: La Santa Muerte. Siete, her top drug pusher lover, a Gringo tourist painter, and hundreds of street children inhabit her world towards light and peace. The citizens of Tijuana, police officers and skull figures of the night force her to face her relentless darkness. These light and dark symbolic forces within her battle for the future of Mexico itself.

Reception to follow directly after the reading

Tickets: FREE

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Women’s Art Group – Submitted by LPTW Member Debora Balardini

February 21

Punto Space
325 West 38th Street
New York, NY
 10018

Motivated by #theghostlightproject campaign that seeks “to create brave spaces that serve as lights in the coming years”, we decided to actively listen and create a platform for the values that this campaign brought to the surface: collective action, activism and community commitment.

Every participant will have an opportunity to showcase their work at our first Nettles Salon Series, which embraces the spirit of the 17th century French salon gatherings which aim to inspire, provoke and engage through conversation. The first 2017 Salon happens March 8th in celebration of International Women’s Day. If you have any specific materials you would like to work with please bring it on the first day of class. Other than that, bring your creativity and we will take care of the rest.

Tickets: $25

To RSVP, CLICK HERE

Email: nettlesartists@gmail.com
Phone: 907.402.7961

www.nettleartists.com
#PuntoArts

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Cast and Loose Live! Body Language – Submitted by LPTW Member Lynne Marie Rosenberg

February 23
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003 
America! Where our president ridiculed the disabled, publicly humiliated Miss Universe for her weight, and bragged about sexual assault. And where did he come from? The Entertainment Industry! Returning for its 5th installment at Joe’s Pub, CastAndLoose Live! features stars of the stage and screen bringing real, verbatim casting notices to life. Join us this evening for ageism, ableism, fat shaming, transphobia, and everything breakdowns have to say about the body. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts. As always, come laugh at the problem while funding the solution.

Tickets: $20

For more information, CLICK HERE
Email, castandloose@gmail.com
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Only Child Aerial Theater’s Asylum – Submitted by LPTW Member Kendall Rileigh

March 3
8pm

NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Only Child Aerial Theatre’s NYC premiere of ASYLUM is part of Circus Now’s International Contemporary Circus Exposure on March 3, 2017 at 8pm at NYU Skirball. ASYLUM is one of 5 international companies selected this year, and Only Child Aerial Theatre is the first NY-based company ever selected for the festival. This show is rare in the circus theatre world in that it is produced, written, directed, and composed by females and features a predominantly female cast.

For tickets, CLICK HERE

@onlychildaerialtheatre

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International Human Rights Art Festival – Submitted by LPTW Member Katie Rosin

March 3-5

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street 
New York, NY 10002 United 

The premier International Human Rights Art Festival, New York City’s first arts-advocacy festival of its kind, will be presented by The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, co-sponsored and housed at Dixon Place.

The Festival will take place March 3-5, 2017. Television producer and Presidential Medal of the Arts Winner, Norman Lear, is Advising Producer,and joins a roster of United States Senators, Congressman and local politicians on the list of honorary co-sponsors of the event.

Tickets: $10-$25

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Circus Now- Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

March 3-5

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Circus Now returns to NYU Skirball following two sold-out seasons, with three programs of boundary-pushing contemporary circus featuring the world’s most innovative and inspired companies.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 at 8pm
Only Child Aerial Theatre: ASYLUM — USA
BOOM! Circus — Italy/US

SATURDAY, MARCH 4 at 8pm
Almanac: Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes — USA
Racehorse Company: Disco 3000 — Finland

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 at 2 pm
Nacho Flores: Tesseract — France
Racehorse Company: Disco 3000 — Finland

Evening performances may contain adult themes. The performance onMarch 5th at 2 p.m. is a family-friendly performance.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR LPTW:
20% off all ticket levels with code CN1

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson the Musical – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Performances Begin March 23

Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014

The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and he is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods. Normal is a myth when you’re a demigod. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, TheLightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world – and the underworld.

Recommended for ages 7 to adult; children under 4 are not
permitted in the theatre.

For tickets, CLICK HERE

www.lightningthiefmusical.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Lightningthiefmusical/

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Night of Plays & Monologues-Submitted by LPTW Member
Debbie Slevin

March 23

Dark Horse Restaurant
Main Street
Riverhead, NY
Exit 71, Long Island Expressway

Join us for a night of monologues for and about Women as we look to the future, produced in association with The Future is Female Festival, a national play festival taking place during Women’s History Month.

Tickets: FREE

For more information, CLICK HERE

Facebook: East End Fringe Festival
Email: eastendfringefestival@gmail.com

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Gutless & Grateful – Submitted by LPTW Member Amy Oestreicher

March 26

Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010

After a nationwide tour, TEDx Speaker, playwright and multidisciplinary performer Amy Oestreicher brings her one-woman musical autobiography to the Metropolitan Room on February 5th and March 26th at 7pm.

Gutless & Grateful is a comedic yet poignant musical story about personal triumph over unimaginable odds, featured on NBC’s TODAY, The Huffington Post, CBS, and more. Through interwoven song and dialogue, Oestreicher shares a primal piece of live-storytelling – a powerful message that it’s possible to stay hungry for life, even after an exploding stomach. Come for an evening of inspiring story-telling and song as she shares the disappointments, triumphs, and humor that can come from trauma.

Tickets: $24

For tickets, CLICK HERE

www.facebook.com/events/1663479957278716/
#GutlessandGrateful
Twitter: @amyoes @metroomnyc
facebook.com/amyoestr
amyoes.com/metroom

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Cuisine & Confessions – Submitted by LPTW Member
Amanda Pekoe

April 11 – 16

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Cuisine & Confessions, the newest creation by Montreal-based circus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers), the company behind Traces and Broadway’s Pippin, combines culinary arts with circus high jinks. The company’s awe-inspiring acrobats combine kitchen appliances, food, and recipes with elaborate choreography, jaw-dropping acrobatics and pulsating music to heighten audiences’ most visceral senses.

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

www.NYUSkirball.org

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NEWS:

Parity Productions’ Qualifying Productions Program – Submitted by LPTW Member Ludovica Villar-Hauser

In concert with their mission to promote gender parity in the theatre industry, Parity Productions provides extensive and free promotional support for productions that hire creative teams of at least 50% women or transgender artists. Each Qualifying Production is listed on Parity’s website for the duration of its run, mentioned in a monthly press release and e-blast to Parity’s 2,000+ mailing list subscribers, and given social media support to Parity’s audience of over 10,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter.

To submit your show and learn more, CLICK HERE
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The New York Society Library Seeking Women Writers, Composers, and Performers – Submitted by Elyse Singer

The New York Society Library invites applications from women playwrights, composers, and musical performers, or writers who focus on theater, ballet, art music, and opera, for grants toward a one-session performance of new or recent work.

The Library seeks to support current projects by emerging female creative artists, especially those working with literary or historical topics or in traditional idioms. This is an ideal opportunity for an artist whose musical or theatrical work is in a late-draft or newly finished stage, in which it would benefit from a thoughtful and knowledgeable audience.

Please submit proposals by March 15, 2017

For more information, CLICK HERE