“DaVinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” opens at St Lukes Theatre August 15, 2019

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DA VINCI & MICHELANGELO: THE TITANS EXPERIENCE

Multimedia Exploration of The Greats and Their Works Sets New York City Run

Performances Begin
August 15, 2019

(July 24, 2019 – New York, New York) – After over 500 years, the two greatest minds and artists of the Renaissance will make their New York stage debut in Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience. Created and performed by Mark Rodgers, this multimedia production exploring the artists’ works and lives will play St. Luke’s Theatre (308 W. 46th St., between 8th and 9th Avenues) beginning August 15th, with opening night set for Thursday August 22nd. Tickets, starting at $39, are available online at www.St.LukesTheatre.com or by calling Telecharge at 212.239.6200.

First conceived as exhibitions of creations from the mind of Leonardo Da Vinci and the masterworks of Michelangelo, Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience is a one-of-a-kind, multimedia production that brings the works of these two Renaissance men into a brand-new, contemporary light. In the Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience, audiences take an awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance, led by creator Mark Rodgers, experiencing the world and its possibilities through the eyes of these two monumental geniuses.

Da Vinci & Michelangelo has something that everyone can relate to,” says Rodgers. “The impact of everything they said and did can be found in our lives today.”

Through exploration of their inventions, machines, sketches, paintings, and sculptures, Rodgers connects the immortal work of Da Vinci & Michelangelo to modern day geniuses, such as Les Paul, Van Cliburn, and Paul McCartney, and encourages audiences to discover their own “inner” Da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Created by and starring Mark Rodgers, Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience is directed by Bill Stine, with lighting and projection design by Shari Debandt.

The production is exclusively represented by Columbia Artists Theatricals in New York City (www.columbia-artists.com). For more information about Mark Rodgers and the production, please visit www.DiscoverDaVinci.com.

Running Time: 2 hours with intermission.

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A Musical About Star Wars now at St. Lukes Theatre

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What happens when a couple of Star Wars nerds set out to create the ultimate Star Wars musical…well, a lot of diversions and non-sequiturs happen. This is the ultimate tribute to the fandom, the legacy, and the galaxy of the greatest story ever told!
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“I love that my son is putting himself out there” – Scott’s mom

A Musical About Star Wars, the greatest it is” – Taylor doing a Yoda impression

Authors: Tom D’Angora, Scott Foster and Taylor Crousore
Music and Lyrics: Billy Recce
Producer: Michael D’Angora

https://www.amusicalaboutstarwars.com

NOW at St. Lukes Theatre 308 w. 46th st. (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York NY 10036
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CLOSED: Popsical Festival: Original Pop-Culture Musicals Opens Feb. 10, 2019 St. Lukes Theatre

Popsical Festival: Original Pop Culture Musicals, is the inaugural festival focusing on pop-culture fixtures from the past and current topography by four emerging musical theatre creators and composers.

Each Sunday night 2 plays will perform one in each act.

Festival A Performs Sundays February 10 – March 31 @ 7:30pm
includes The Scarlet Savior / The Great Cat Massacre

The Scarlet Savior: A Superhero Musical Comedy (A)by Lily Dwoskin and Austin Nuckols

In The Scarlet Savior, Maggie Sullivan, a small town superhero, gets hired by Superheros Inc. to take over as New York City’s first female superhero in the wake of the famous Powerfist’s murder by New York’s villain, The Siren. But life isn’t a comic book and Maggie soon learns that the lines between heroes and villains aren’t so clearly drawn.

Director: Lori Steinberg
Music Director: Austin Nuckols
Choreographer: Tara Forseth
Book: Lily Dwoskin & Austin Nuckols
Lyrics: Lily Dwoskin
Music: Austin Nuckols

The Great Cat Massacre by Greg Moss & Casey O’Neil (A)

The Great Cat Massacre is a tale about classism, sexism, and what happens when the rich choose to believe alternative facts with eager hysteria. Set in 18th century Paris, this show follows two apprentice printers who convince the neighborhood that their beloved cats are possessed by demons. The resulting slaughter is the worst event of feline history.

Director: Nina Kauffman
Music Director: Austin Nuckols
Choreographer: Josh Israel
Book, Music, and Lyrics: Greg Moss and Casey O’Neil


Beginning April 7, 2019 – Festival B

Festival B Performs Sundays April 7 – May 26 @ 7:30pm
includes Geeks / #Adulting

Geeks! The Musical! by Tom Misuraca (B)
Geeks! The Musical! follows the adventures of a gaggle of geeks through a Comic Book/Sci-Fi Convention. Will the geek boy find true love and a mint copy of Batman #92? Will the artist and Goth girl sell their avant-garde comic? Will the has-been sci-fi actor get cast in the remake of his old TV show? These questions and more will be answered as they sing, dance and debate if Batman could beat Spider-Man in a fight! Be square, be there!

Director: John Lant
Book & Lyrics: Tom Misuraca
Music: Ruth Judkowitz

#Adulting by Natalie Elder and John Ervin Brooks (B)
Imagine the Millennial version of Seinfeld. Now imagine it set to classical music.#Adulting is a series of operatic sketch comedies about four 20-something roommates trying to figure out how to be grown-ups. Drew has to become more patient with his friends, Ruth needs to be less dependent on technology, Tony must master basic life skills, and Bucket… well, maybe Bucket has it all figured out.

Director: Nina Kauffman
Music Director: Austin Nuckols
Libretto: Natalie Elder
Music: John Ervin Brooks
Additional Libretto: Stefan Melnyk & Austin Nuckols

CLOSED – “The Book of Merman” St. Lukes Theatre

“The Book of Merman” opens October 5, 2018 at St. Lukes Theatre. Final Performance Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

*** Two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell of Ethel Merman and hilarity ensues in this new musical comedy. “The Book of Merman” is a diva-driven journey featuring original songs and show-stopping ballads. It’s delightful. It’s delicious. It’s de-Merman!  ***

The Book of Merman Original Cast Members *** Carly Sakolove, Chad Burris, Kyle Ashe Wilkinson. ***

*** For more info: BookOfMermanMusical.com

 

***The Book of Merman Creative Team***

Music and Lyrics by Leo Schwartz
Book: Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro
Director/ Choreographer: Joe Langworth
Music Director: Aaron Benham

For tickets contact Telecharge

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St. Luke’s Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street

(between 8th and 9th Avenues)

New York NY 10036
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“PINKALICIOUS ” now at St. Lukes Theare

Opened at  St. Lukes Theatre Aug 25, 2018

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The award-winning Vital Theatre Company presents its long-running hit Pinkalicious The Musical, now in it 11th Year running off-Broadway. The one-hour musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music, lyrics and orchestrations by John Gregor, is based on the best-selling children’s book Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. The musical adaptation is directed by Teresa K. Pond based on the original direction of Suzu McConnell-Wood.

In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Pinkalicious The Musical Special Information

Vital Theatre Company is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences. It commissions and produces three to five musicals for children each season. Since its founding in 1999, Vital Theatre Company has been honored with the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Musical, two Awards for Excellence by the Off-Off Broadway Review, and has received high acclaim from audiences and critics alike for being “a wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well and at modest prices” (Off-Off Broadway Review). Vital Theatre Company has presented over 100 original productions for hundreds of thousands of children and their families.

Pinkalicious The Musical Cast Members:

Amber Dickerson, Sean Jones, Elora Daniels, Amy Weintraub, Luke Doyle

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For Tickets contact Telecharge

St. Luke’s Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

CLOSED: “Intrusion” Opens St. Lukes Theatre Aug. 8, 2018

Intrusion opened Wednesday August 8, 2018 at St. Lukes Theatre . Running through September 27.

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Intrusion is set 20 years into the future, where sexual violence has been eradicated. That is, until one woman comes forward about her rape. The production examines how we all perpetuate rape culture through the expose of different sectors of society. Over the span of one hour and through her portrayal of a college student, journalist, prosecutor, day trader, politician psychologist, school kid, and professor, Qurrat Ann Kadwani evaluates the flaws in a society where rape is supposedly eradicated, helping to raise awareness about sexual violence and combat systemic oppression.

Get Tickets now at Telecharge

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CLOSED: “It Came from Beyond – The Musical” St.Lukes Theatre

It Came From Beyond is a family friendly musical comedy described as Grease meets War of the Worlds with comic books, aliens, and 1950’s dancing.  It Came From Beyond opens Tuesday April 10, 2018 at St Lukes Theatre ( 308 W. 46 St.) To purchase tickets, click thru to TELECHARGE

It Came From Beyond takes place in a high school science classroom in 1959 and switches between two parallel stories. It centers on the nerdy, high school geek whose only chance to save the popular, beautiful girl that he loves, is to find the secret hidden in a new comic book called It Came From Beyond. In the parallel story, an astronomer seeks the same secret in order to stop an attack on Planet Earth from aliens from outer space.

The show has licensed film clips from 1950s sci-fi movies such as Invaders From Mars, Brain From Planet Arous, Hideous Sun Demon, Devil Girl From Mars, The Flying Saucer, and Plan 9 From Outer Space.

It Came From Beyond is a comedy with characters that you can root for, a plot that will take you in, and unforgettable songs destined to be standards that will have the audience singing as they leave the theatre. It is suitable for all audiences and has a positive message.

One newspaper described the play as Grease meets War of the Worlds. Comic books, aliens, 1950’s dancing, and its music couldn’t be more relevant with parody songs like “American Way,” “They’re Here,” “Find a Hero,” and “Are You One of Them?” playfully set against the backdrop of paranoid Cold War propaganda.

For More Information : It Came From Beyond

*Six Ovation Award nominations from Los Angeles Stage Alliance including Best Musical and Best Writing of a Musical.

“thoroughly entertaining” – Los Angeles Times “Recommended”

“hilarious ….the next Rocky Horror Show” – The Pasadena Weekly

“hysterical … the lyrics are a riot” – NYTheatre

* By popular demand, had its run extended at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

It Came from Beyond – The Musical Cast Members:

Ryan Ball, Kaitlyn Baldwin, David R. Doumeng, Maureen Duke, Clint Hromsco, Adam Kee, Natalie Michaels, Kayleen Seidl, Danicah Waldo, Bryan S. Walton

It Came from Beyond – The Musical Creative Team

Executive Producer / Artistic Director: John Lant
Producers: Tamra Pica & Write Act Repertory
Writer: Cornell Christianson
Composers & Lyricists: Stephen M. Schwartz, Norman E. Thalheimer
Director: Jim Blanchette
Choreographer: Mark Blowers
Music Direction: Austin Nuckols
Assistant Director / Assistant Choreographer: Maureen Duke
Casting Director: Tamra Pica Casting
Lighting Design: Maarten Cornelis
Costume Design: Jennifer Anderson
Production Stage Manager: Lauren Winnenberg
Producing Associate: Tim Hays, Danielle Vejar, Jamie Ades
Publicity / Marketing: Stephen Sunderlin – Sunpro Inc
Additional Marketing: Roger Gonzalez and Local Theatre NY.com