“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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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 : “WICKED FROZEN” the untold parody musical St Lukes Theatre

Wicked Frozen begins previews at St. Lukes Theatre, playing Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm. on March 25, 2018. Opening date is April 8, 2018, Closed January 6, 2019

Wicked Frozen is the untold parody musical of some magic ice witch princesses and other stuff like that. (PG-13; Mild language)

Wicked Frozen is a high-energy grown-up parody mash-up of Wicked and Frozen, both celebrating and skewering these two wildly successful pop culture phenomenons. When Adele Dazeem and her teacher Kristen Chenobell become trapped in a Boston classroom during a freak blizzard, things take a turn for the absurd, as Adele sets off on a journey through the magical land of Scandinorfindelle. Wicked Frozen is not only a subversive satire on six cups of coffee, but also a reminder that even when things may only ‘be okay,’ it’s the people around us that truly matter.

To purchase tickets go to TELECHARGE

Wicked Frozen Cast Members:

Kathleen Armenti, Lily Davis, Allison Frasca, Wills Jacobs, Tyler Joseph, Vanessa Magula, Jake McKenna, Chris Evan Simpson, Natalie Sullivan, Bethany Nicole Taylor, and Meagan Wells.

Wicked Frozen Creative Team

Executive Producer: John Lant 
Creators: Zoe Farmingdale & Toby Singer
Director: Zoe Farmingdale
Choreographer: Zoe Farmingdale
Music Direction: Toby Singer
Lighting Design: Maarten Cornelis
Costume Design: Jennifer Anderson 
Producing Associate: Tim Hays, Danielle Vejar, Jamie Ades 
Publicity / Marketing: Stephen Sunderlin – Sunpro Inc.

 

For more info go to  Wicked Frozen Official Website

“The Snowy Day and Other Stories” by Ezra Jack Keats Opens Jan. 13, 2018 – St. Lukes Theatre- CLOSED

showimage2048The Snow Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats is children’s theatre for the whole family that will warm your heart.

The Snow Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats celebrates the wonder of childhood in the city: the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure.

Four of Ezra Jack Keats’ best stories are brought to life, including The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and Letter to Amy.

Look no further for family entertainment in New York! The Snowy Day and Other Stories…includes singing, live action, humor, and shadow puppets, making the 60 minute show fly by for children of all ages. Our goal is to create a warm, joyful experience that brings families together,though we think this piece of children’s theatre will be loved best by kids ages 3-8. Brought to you by the same team that produced the long running hit The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats Cast Members:

Taylor Alexis Bass, Jahbril Cook, Garrett Gray

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats Creative Team

Author: Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats, Adapted by Jerome Hairston
Music: Victor Zupanc
Lyrics: Jerome Hairston
Director: Julia Beardsley O’Brien
Production Manager: Becca Silbert
Production Assistant/Vocal Director: Jesse Corbin
Shadow Puppets: Charlotte Lily Gaspard
Set Design: Josh Iacovelli
Lighting Design: Nicole Lang
Costume Design: Heather Carey
Producer: O’Brien Entertainment / Julia O’Brien

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“Friends! The Musical” St Lukes Theatre CLOSED June 22, 2018

The Unauthorized Musical Parody of the Hit TV Show “Friends”
Opened at St. Luke’s Theatre – October 13th, 2017

Friends! The Musical is set to open preview shows at St. Lukes Theater on October 13th, 2017. The production will be produced by Lynn Shore Entertainment and Medium Face Entertainment and is set to be directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato,

Friends! The Musical follows the wacky misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan. Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back!

Rachel zoeCreated by Bob and Tobly McSmith, this duo has created musical parodies for the stage of Saved by the Bell, 90210, and Full House and are ready to present this celebrated 90s sitcom as their next big Off-Broadway hit!

Songs from Friends! The Musical include:

“495 Grove Street – How Can We Afford This Place?”
• “How you Doing, Ladies?” – Joey
• “Hey Ugly Naked Guy Who Lives Across the Street!”
• “We were on a Break!” – Ross
• “I’m Gonna Hump U” – Marcel the Humping Monkey
• “Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!” – Janice
• “Will They or Wont They” – Ross and Rachel
• “The Ballad of Fat Monica”
• “Could I BE Anymore…..in Love with Monica” – Chandler
• “The One Where We Make a Million Dollars An Episode”
• “We’ll Always Be There For You

Bob and Tobly McSmith (Writers) are huggable weirdos who met at a Girl Scout Convention. They are the writers/directors of “Bayside! The Musical!” and “Full! House! The Musical!” and “Katdashians! The Musical!” and “Showgirls! The Musical!” and “JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater!” Bob and Tobly have been nominated for a cornucopia of honors including “Most Likely to Improve Sexually” (Tobly, 5th Grade) and “Class Masturbator” (Bob, 1st-12th Grade).  They are working on their next musicals: “Anne Frank 2: Hungry for Vengeance (and Bread)” and “Philadelphia: On Ice”

Paul Stancato (Director) Paul Stancato is an award-winning director/ choreographer who works in theatre, film and television. Paul has been tapped to direct a project for Universal Studios Beijing. Palm Beach Dramaworks- one of South Florida’s premier not-for-profit theatres- will be bringing Paul on board to helm Collected Stories by Donald Margolis for their 2016-’17 season. He recently directed/ choreographed the 2014-’15 National Tour of Jekyll and Hyde. From 2012-2014, he served as the Artistic Director for Franco Dragone’s, The House of Dancing Water in Macau, China. He was the Resident Director for the National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, 2006 -2010 (2008 Helen Hayes nomination for Best Touring Musical).

Lynn Shore (Producer) Lynn is the writer and producer of Happy 50ish, the 2015 off-Broadway hit that played at The Beckett Theater at Theater Row. He is now co-producing the road tour with his production partners, Theater Mogul. Shore’s voice can be heard on numerous commercials for Ford, Disney, The Biltmore Hotels and others. He also voiced seven characters for Sony’s animated series “Gun Parade March,” “Demon Lord Dante” and sang three solo tracks on the 2012 Grammy Award-nominated children’s album “ABC Mouse: The Alphabet Songs.” Lynn Shore is the recipient of the 2013 Jason Robert Brown World-Wide vocal contest and performed with him at 54 Below.

St. Luke’s Theatre is a 174-seat Off-Broadway theatre at 308 West 46th Street, the Restaurant Row, just west of Eighth Avenue in Manhattan’s Theater District.

CLOSED- Special Performances of Layon Gray’s “Kings of Harlem” Begin Wed. Sept 14, 2016 at 8 pm

Three Special Performances at 8 pm on Wed. Sept 14 and Thursdays Sept. 22 & 29, 2016
Kings of Harlem Play Off Broadway Show Tickets

Layon Gray’s “Kings of Harlem” at St. Lukes Theatre

From the people that brought you Layon Gray’s acclaimed play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, now in its 7th year Off-Broadway, comes Kings of Harlem. Inspired by the true story of six men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the country in the 1930’s despite being officially accepted professionally or socially.

The team was formed five years before the Harlem Globetrotters, and provided African – American men with the opportunity to compete against white athletes equally on the court. The Rens got their name from playing at the Renaissance Casino ballroom in Harlem, New York, where they amazed fans with their innovative and unique style of play. The play performed for the Legends of the NBA during All-Star Weekend.

See Layon Gray’s, “Kings of Harlem” at St. Lukes Theatre
308 W. 46th st . NY 10036 ( just West of 8th avenue)

Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge- online or by phone at 212-239-6200 or 800-447-7400.

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CLOSED – The Sal Mineo Story ”Rebel with A Cause” – Feb 9th &10, 2016

CLOSED – Feb 10, 2016 :  2 Nights Only St. Luke’s Theatre – The Sal Mineo Story ”Rebel with A Cause”

PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actor Dean Ghaffari poses after his performance at The Ice House Comedy Club on October 24, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Dean Ghaffari

Actor Dean Ghaffari (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)

Best remembered for his portrayal of Plato alongside James Dean in the classic Rebel Without a Cause, Sal Mineo was a two-time Oscar-nominated actor, a gold record-selling pop singer and a trailblazing figure for gay rights before he was tragically murdered. After rocketing to stardom, Mineo became typecast and had trouble finding substantial roles. He was only starting to launch a comeback on stage when his life was cut short.

Now, writer-actor Dean Ghaffari brings Mineo’s complex character to life in his solo show The Sal Mineo Story: Rebel With a Cause at St. Luke’s Theatre.

Dates: Tues, Feb 9th -8PM
Wed, Feb 10th – 8PM

Length: 65 min, no intermission

Age Restrictions:
Recommended for 18+

There may be some strong language
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.