RUTHLESS! The Stage Mother of All Musicals – CLOSED Sept. 10 2016

Ruthless! THE stage Mother of All Musicals OPENED at St Lukes Theatre on July 13, 2015/CLOSED September 10. 2016
  Ruthless! is a campy cult favorite in which the beautiful and talented 8-year-old Tina Denmark will do ANYTHING to play the lead in the school play…. ANYTHING!


  The show famously spoofs Broadway musicals such as Gypsy and Mame, as well as classic films including The Bad Seed and All About Eve. Photo by Carol Rosegg
 Ruthless! is a 90 minute hilarious romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. The original production of Ruthless! launched the careers of child stars such as Britney Spears, Natalie Portman and Laura Bell Bundy.
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St. Luke’s Theatre – 308 W. 46th St., NYC

http://www.ruthlessthemusical.com/

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CLOSED- Special Performance “Harlem Rens” – ONE NIGHT ONLY- Feb 12, 2015

CLOSED – St.Lukes Theatre  presents a Special Performance  of “Harlem Rens” – All-Star week, February 12th, 2015
Many Legends of the NBA will be present for this event. Autograph signing before and after the performance.

Inspired by the true story of eight men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the country in the 1930’s despite never being officially accepted professionally or socially.

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“History comes arrestingly alive in this compelling drama about the greatest basketball team you’ve never heard of!” – Theatre Is Easy

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Harlem Rens Cast Members:

Layon Gray,Thaddeus Daniels, Melvin Huffnagle, Jeantique Oriol, Ade Otukoya, LamarCheston, Delano Barbosa

Harlem Rens Creative Team

Author:Layon Gray
Director: Layon Gray
Producer: Edmund Gaynes, Layon Gray Enterprises, LLC
Press Agent: David Gersten & Associates

“Absolution” World Premiere St Luke’s Theatre – CLOSED Dec. 27, 2014

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www.AbsolutionThePlay.com

Previews begin Monday, December 1st , 2014
Official Opening, Wednesday, December 10
Closed December 27, 2014

Rosendorf One Productions presents the world premiere off-Broadway production of Christopher B. Latro‘s dark comedy Absolution, directed by Anna Bamberger, at St Luke’s Theatre. An opening night is set for 10 December 2014, following previews from 1 December, and the play is currently booking through to 28 February 2015.

Synopsis: “Absolution is the story of two bankers, their lovers, and the things they love the most: money, power, and satisfaction. As their fast-paced games unfold, a thrilling spiral of ambition, love and betrayal unravels.”

The cast includes Becca Ballenger, Pedro Carmo, Katrina Ferguson and Ethan Saks.

The creative team features scenic design by Lauren Mills, costumes by Michael Alan Stein, lighting by Jamie Roderick and sound design by Samuel Godin.

– by Tom Millward

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Christopher B. Latro‘s dark comedy “Absolution,” is the story of two bankers, their lovers, and the things they love the most: money, power, and satisfaction. As their fast-paced games unfold, a thrilling spiral of ambition, love and betrayal unravels.

The cast of “Absolution” features Becca Ballenger (“The Hero”), Pedro Carmo, Katrina Ferguson (“Family Running for Mr. Whippy”) and Ethan Saks (“The History Boys”).

Design team is: Lauren Mills (set design), Michael Alan Stein (costume design), Jamie Roderick (lighting design), and Samuel Godin (sound design).

Christopher B. Latro is a graduate of NYU having majored in History and Journalism. His plays have received staged readings at the Southwark Playhouse, Hampstead Theatre in London and the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company in New York.

Originally coming from a fine arts background, Anna Bamberger trained at Stella Adler Studio in New York City. Her acting took her to acclaimed London performances of Rosendorf One’s and SOT Stage’s productions of “Blood Wedding” and “The Shape of Things.” Her directorial work has encompassed a collaboration with distinguished Theatre Collection and Victor Sobchak in London where they worked together on such classic pieces as “The Idiot,” “Tender is the Night” and “An Inspector Calls.”

CLOSED Sept. 2017: “Black Angels Over Tuskegee”

CLOSED September 2017. After a fabulous 7 1/2 years run, Off-Broadway at St Lukes Theatre AND the Actors Temple Theatre, the AIRMAN of Tuskegee have moved on. Taking it on the road. The magic will continue!
“Black Angels Over Tuskegee” – the international hit stage play that amazed St. Luke’s Theatre audiences, returned to St. Lukes Theatre on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 1 pm, where it opened Off-Broadway on Jan. 29, 2010, with it’s historical journey about the Tuskegee Airmen.

 officially opened Feb. 15, 2010, ending its run at St. Luke’s Theatre on May 31, 2010 before transferring to the Actors Temple Theater on June 5, 2010, where “Black Angels Over Tuskegee”  continued its Off-Broadway run through November 15, 2014.

 “We are  super excited to return to our roots at St. Luke’s Theatre.”says writer director Layon Gray. The play was recently inducted into the New York Public Library of Performing Arts. “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” will benefit scholars and researchers for years to come and we are grateful.” says curator Annemarie van Roessel.

This captivating all-male cast delivers a powerful performance that will entertain, inspire and inform as audiences discover the story that provoked a monumental change in American history

The TUSKEGEE AIRMEN are BACK at ST. LUKE’S THEATRE
The magic continues where it all began!

“Black Angels Over Tuskegee” tells the story of an elite WW II Squadron before it was airborne

FLYER TUSKEGEE 2014

“Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes.” – New York Times

“Dynamite performances!” – Time Out NY

Black Angels Over Tuskegee is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen told in narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.

9771_868295823220958_1686461335508514704_nWinner 2009 NAACP Award “Best Ensemble”
Winner 2009 Artistic Achievement Award “Best Play”
Special 5th year Anniversary Performance – February 26,  2015

Black Angels Over Tuskegee Creative Team
Author: Layon Gray
Director: Layon Gray
Producer: Edmund Gaynes, The Layon Gray Experience LLC, .
Press Agent: David Gersten & Associates

10599670_818391008211440_8496529552717094713_n“The characters are so realistic that the audience can’t help but be thoroughly moved!” – Associated Press10451891_783186945065180_5911817989195751578_n“Excellent ensemble acting keeps Black Angels Over Tuskegee soaring. Some plays teach, others celebrate, and a few simply entertain. Black Angels Over Tuskegee manages to do all three and one thing more: It inspires.” – Back Stage 

“Stunning!” – Curtain Up

 THE CRITICS ARE RAVING

“Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes.” – New York Times

“The characters are so realistic that the audience can’t help but be thoroughly moved!” – Associated Press“Excellent ensemble acting keeps Black Angels Over Tuskegee soaring. Some plays teach, others celebrate, and a few simply entertain. Black Angels Over Tuskegee manages to do all three and one thing more: It inspires.” Back Stage 

 “Mr. Gray has the  instincts of an entertainer.” – New York Times

  “Stunning! Gray creates convincing portraits of African Americans.”  – Curtain Up- NY

“Powerful! Characters so realistic  the audience cant help but be thoroughly moved.” – Associated Press

 “Sheer depth and emotional power! This production took my breath away. The commanding ensemble embody how deeply-felt specific acting can grip an audience at a visceral level unlike any special  effect or cool gimmick. ”  NYTheatre.com

 “Absolutely Brilliant! Feels as if someone is watching a piece of living history.  Gray’s direction is letter perfect. Put this show on your must see list.”   – The Epoch Times

                                                                    Get your tickets today!! 

“Mr. Gray has the instincts of an entertainer, this show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes” – New York Times

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CLOSED- OCTOBER 19, 2014 – “Olympics Über Alles”

www.olympicsuberalles.com

Olympics Uber Alles Off Broadway Play Tickets

Olympics Über Alles” tells the story of the 1936 “Nazi Olympics” when Jewish-American runners, Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller, became victims of hate-mongering. As Jesse Owens made the news, Marty and Sam, on the same U.S. track team went unnoticed as American and Nazi officials apparently conspired to bar them from the race of their lives. Why were these young men denied the opportunity to compete?

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Fast-forward to the present. Follow a Jewish professor and a Catholic museum curator investigating the Glickman-Stoller incident while they struggle against the prejudices of their upbringing, search for the truth amid some murky Olympic history and find meaning in their own developing relationship. In this evocative new play, politics, religion, sports, relationships and the roots of World War II come face-to-face in a theatrical whirlwind that will challenge and inspire.

Olympics Uber Alles

Authors: Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp,
Director Debra Whitfield

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CLOSED May 22, 2015 “Going Once! Laughing Twice!! ‘

CLOSED – May 22, 2015
An Auction-Packed Comedy
Previews began September 25, 2014 / Opened Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Starring Brian Jaffe  
Directed by Eric Parness
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“Going Once! Laughing Twice!!” is an hilarious interactive parody of the prestigious world of art auctions. Go behind the scenes at Chump’s Auction House. This is an unscrupulous world where you’ll get to meet and join in the fun with the owners and crazy employees of Chump’s at its grand annual gala.

It features a cast of engaging scoundrels who pull you into the action as the story and intrigue of the famous Chump Auction House unfolds.

The show culminates with a rollicking auction and you participate as the patrons! You’ll get a bidding paddle and your own fortune in Chump Money as you enter the theatre and then get to bid, laugh, and be swindled!

The lucky winning bidders actually take home the “objets d’arte” being sold during this nutsy auction. Join us and maybe you’ll be one of the lucky winners!

There’s nothing this much fun in town!

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http://www.goingoncelaughingtwice.com/


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CLOSED – June 15, 2015 -“The Jackie Mason Musical”

“The Jackie Mason Musical ” began performances at St. Luke’s Theatre on June 1, 2014 . Closed on June 15, 2015

Logo_The_Jackie_Mason_MusicalLegendary comic Jackie Mason’s 10 year love affair with starry-eyed teacher/belly-dancer as seen through the eyes of their lovechild, comedian Sheba Mason.With Sheba as her mother, Ian Wehrle as Jackie Mason, Kevin Cusick as Wooley the Schlepalong and a cast of eight.

18 original songs! Live singing! Belly-dancing! And, comedy!

Cast Members:

Adam Chisnall, Kevin Cusick, Sheba Mason, Remina NIshida, Dani Tyler, Ian Wehrle, Jennifer Yadav

The Creative Team

Orchestra: John Bowen, Noriko Sunamoto ; Book: Ginger Reiter, Sheba Mason ; Music and Lyrics: Ginger Reiter ; Director: Ginger Reiter, Ian Wehrle, Gary Lizardo ; Choreographer: Laura Michelle Cleary and Set Design: Leah Besserman

The Website for “The Jackie Mason Musical ” is  PunchlinesAndPregnant.com st.lukes-logo-final1