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 Worth of Women – Submitted by Laura Caparroti

Now – April 9

The Access Theatre
308 Broadway

KIT presents the US premiere of “The Worth of Women,” adapted from the book by Moderata Fonte, translated by Virginia Cox.

Published in 1600, this remarkable proto-feminist text presents seven women of different ages and experience debating issues of gender equality and the responsibility of husbands and fathers (and brothers and sons and lovers…)

“The Worth of Women” is directed by Jay Stern in collaboration with Laura Caparrotti, composer Erato Kremmida, and lyricist Maggie-Kate Coleman. The cast includes Carlotta Brentan, Tali Custer, Laura Caparrotti, Aileen Lanni, Marta Mondelli, Irene Turri, and Annie Watkins.

Member Discount: $15

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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

Now – April 17

April 5th @ 2pm
The Watertown Library
470 Main St, Watertown CT 06795

April 6th @ 2pm
The Bethpage Public Library
47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage NY 11714

April 8th @ 3pm
The North Castle Public Library
19 Whippoorwill Rd, East Armonk, NY 10504

April 17th @ 7pm – 9pm 
Scarsdale Public Library 54 Olmstead Rd 
Scarsdale NY 10583

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 for more information:
914-769-0548

www.thebelleofamherst.com

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Fragmented Frida- A solo show by Andrea Dantas – Submitted by Christine Rene Miller

Now – April 19
8pm

BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
FRAGMENTED FRIDA tells the story of the unbroken spirit of a broken woman. This timely piece explores the life, and seeks to capture the essence of the audacious artist, Frida Kahlo, who overcame seemingly insurmountable adversity which included relentless bullying as a child, surviving a near-fatal bus accident in her teens, that left her shattered physically and emotionally, and then falling in love with a womanizing genius, who would betray her in the worst way.

The work presents a complex Frida; as revolutionary, provocateur, activist, self-reflexive painter, and a woman in need of love and validation. Frida was a Mexican, Jewish, bisexual, feminist- four strikes, even in the most progressive times. Fragmented Frida taps into the tremendous resilience that allowed this titanic figure to examine her own life and suffering via the canvas, so it could be forever preserved as art.

Tickets: $59-$79

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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

Now – May 6

Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014

“Electrifying!” – Newsday

“‘Percy Jackson Musical’ Hits Sweet Spot” – Wall Street Journal
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 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, The Lightning 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
www.facebook.com/Lightningthiefmusical/
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IN & OF ITSELF – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

10 WEEKS ONLY
Now – June 18
Daryl Roth Theatre
101 East 15th Street
“Derek has created the best magic show I’ve ever seen and that might be damning with faint praise. It will blow your mind.” – Penn Jillette

“An enticing and intelligently moving show by a great magical artist.” –
Steve Martin

“Imagine what Samuel Beckett would have written if he’d been optimistic, American, and a virtuoso magician.” – Teller
“Derek isn’t just raising the bar, he’s moving the whole stadium. He’s changing the game, and it’s exhilarating to watch.” – David Blaine
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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The View UpStairs – Submitted by LPTW Member Amanda Pekoe

Now Playing!

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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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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A Mexican Affair – Submitted by LPTW Member Katie Rosin

A Mexican Affair Artwork

April 8 at 7pm
April 20 at 9:30 pm

The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd St
New York, NY 10010

A Mexican Affair celebrates the relationship between Mexico and the United States, and the beautiful cultural influence between both countries. An evening of delicious music, candid stories, and spicy romance featuring popular Jazz tunes written by Mexican and American composers. The thrilling fusion of rhythms and musical influences invites you to take an adventure filled with passion, heartbreak, and a little dirty mambo! Featuring songs by Frederick Loewe and Alan J. Lerner, Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne, Agustin Lara, Maria Grever, Pablo Beltran, Consuelo Velazquez, and others.

Tickets range from $24 – $115

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Such Nice Shoes – Submitted by LPTW Member Christine Rene Miller

April 6 – April 8
8pm

Theatre Lab 357
West 36th St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018 Written and performed by Christine Renee Miler, Such Nice Shoes follows a private yoga teacher and hopeful actress-to-be on a typical day from hell. Filled to the brim with characters who are as vibrant as they are believable.Such Nice Shoes starts off like any New York City day: with a commute.

Like everyone else on the subway, the heroine in Such Nice Shoes is just trying to make a living. But this is New York City. Over the course of the day we see our protagonist bomb an audition, run late for appointments with rich clients because of delays on the MTA, give money to the homeless, and receive news from her doctor that she may have breast cancer.

At the end of this day from hell, Christine is faced with a daunting question: Is the hustle for tomorrow worth anything if you can’t survive today?

“…it so perfectly captures the soul of New York that anyone who has ever had to commute on the MTA will be slapping their knees or gasping in vicarious horror.” – Theater is Easy, Best Bet!

“Miller’s performance is astounding!” – Stage Buddy

“A gem!” – Used York City

Tickets: $20

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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Women of Influence – Submitted by LPTW Member Lisa Dennett

April 9
4pm

Don’t Tell Mama
343 West 46th St
New York, NY 10036

Cabaret show with songs and stories by and for the women that helped shape who I am – teachers, family, friends, women singers. Pop and musical theater songs. The show is interpreted in American Sign Language and features a deaf performer. $15 cover charge + 2 drink minimum.

For tickets, CLICK HERE

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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.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR LPTW:
30% off select performances with code CIRCUS1
Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 15 @ 2pm
Saturday, April 15 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 16 @ 3pm

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

www.NYUSkirball.org

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The Tongue That Tells Me So – Submitted by LPTW Member
Mariah Sage

April 13 – April 15
7pm 

Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave
Cleveland OH, 44102
The Tongue That Tells Me So is a new play co-written by LPTW member Mariah Sage and Bruce Seymour.
Part of the Test Flight Series at Cleveland Public Theatre.

At a young age, ambitious Anne is willing to pay any price to get ahead. Her mysterious mentor Simone is there to help. Once Anne becomes a mother and a successful physician, Anne must go to greater lengths to hold onto what she has. THE TONGUE THAT TELLS ME SO examines the ethics of protective parenting, modern medicine, and virtue tested.

Tickets: $12 – $18

For more information, CLICK HERE

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One Acts And Snacks April Reading – Submitted by LPTW Member Kimberly Loren Eaton

April 15
6pm 

Somewhere in Rugby Road
Brooklyn, NY
Exact Addres Will Be Emailed 24 Hours Before Event

We celebrated women this season and we hope to go out with a bang!

Please join us for an evening of new works featuring
Dragon Riders Visit Vermont by Natalie Osborne and directed by LPTW Member Kimberly Loren Eaton, For All Concerned by M. Amanda Vann and Mona, The Phona Bona by Sue Horowitz. Great art, conversation, and food.

Description of Dragon Riders:
Chrissy and Alex are on their honeymoon in the gorgeous green hills of Vermont. Everything seems to be blue skies and maple syrup for the young married couple as they hike through the woods…except for one tiny problem. They have to pretend to be normal humans. Which means no magic. At all. Will these two fantasy heroines find a way to survive reality, or is their relationship heading for a dark turn in the woods?

ALLERGY NOTE – Location is also home to a cat. If you know you are sensitive, please take whatever precautions you need to keep yourself comfortable.

Tickets: $10

For more information, CLICK HERE

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The Assignment – Submitted by LPTW Member Jane Dubin 

April 19 – May 7
7:30pm 

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.

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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Silent Partner – Submitted by LPTW Member Carol Mack

A Mexican Affair Artwork

April 20
7:30pm

So & So Arts Club
42 Weston Street
Capitol House, 4th Floor
London SE1 3QD

Play reading of Silent Partner on April 20 at 7:30pm. Produced by Sarah Berger and Directed by Henriette Rietveld.

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Ain’t Far From Home – Submitted by LPTW Member
Kimberly Loren Eaton

April 27 – April 29
3pm & 7pm 

Playwrights Downtown
440 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

Book and Lyrics by Sukari Jones
Music by Ben Krauss
Directed by LPTW Member Kimberly Loren Eaton

1855-A slave drives a horse-drawn buggy taking her master back to their plantation where, unbeknownst to the Lady of the house, a bloody slave uprising is planned for the evening; 1905–a black teenage cook wants to run off to vaudeville and the aging white actress that has been like a mother to her, using a pimp who shows up one day as her ticket off of her servant duties on a showboat; 1955–a black girl and white girl meet to play and giggle, pretending to run away from home, befriending a strange fourteen year old boy who claims he is a ghost, and suddenly the need to escape rural Alabama and the white girl’s father become anything but a game. A 3-actor, 100 minute new original musical triptych and an exploration of race, class and black vs. white feminism in America, AIN’T FAR FROM HOMEtakes us on a journey in which a black woman and a white woman are reincarnated over a period of 150 years as they try to connect across boundaries of race in the American south, with uncertain destination, that asks us as an American people, “Where are we headed?”

Tickets: $18

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Titicut Follies: The Ballet – Submitted by LPTW Member
Amanda Pekoe

A Mexican Affair Artwork

April 28 – 30

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

This World Premiere ballet is inspired by Frederick Wiseman’s groundbreaking and controversial 1967 documentary, Titicut Follies. Filmed in 1967 at the Bridgewater State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Wiseman’s landmark documentary provided a raw and candid perspective on the institutionalization of patients/criminals in America. A collaboration between Wiseman, choreographer James Sewell and composer Lenny Pickett, the work seeks to deepen the relevancy of ballet to
contemporary life.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR LPTW:
25% off all seating levels with code DANCE1

For tickets, CLICK HERE

www.NYUSkirball.org

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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
New York, NY 10012

“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