Theater News – Oct. 22, 2015 – “Dames at Sea” opens on Broadway

New York City

Dames at Sea opened last night at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The show is appearing after having run nearly 47 years ago Off-Broadway at the time starring Bernadette Peters.  To see how it fared with the critics, go to BroadwayWorld.com’s article “Review Roundup: Dames at Sea Opens on Broadway.”

New Jersey

The New Jersey Repertory Company is running a new play, The Seedbed through Nov. 15, 2015.  It is a very unique take on family secrets. I posted a recap of it on my Examiner.com column for your reading pleasure!

Here are some photos provided by the New Jersey Repertory Company taken by SuzAnne Barabas.

Hannah presents husband Thomas with two small sparrows as the play begins.
Hannah presents husband Thomas with two small sparrows as the play begins.
Mick, who is engaged to Maggie, meets Hannah while Thomas looks off.
Mick, who is engaged to Maggie, meets Hannah while Thomas looks off.
A quiet moment between mother and daughter.
A quiet moment between mother and daughter.

 

Theater News – Oct. 21, 2015

From New York City

Mint Theater is saying good-bye to 311 West 43rd Street where it has had its theater and offices for the last twenty years. 

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) is currently presenting its final show there, The New Morality, through Sunday October 25th. All seats for the final week (through Saturday) are $43, in honor of Mint’s time on 43rd Street. 

Tickets for the closing performance on Sunday October 25th (2pm) are $100, followed by a farewell party with the cast and other Mint alumni to say goodbye to Mint’s home of two decades.

Performances for The New Morality take place on the Third Floor of 311 West 43rd Street. Tickets are available by calling the Mint box office toll-free at 866-811-4111 or by going to www.minttheater.org where you can also see video, photos, and more. 

For tickets for the closing Performance & Reception, please call 212-315-0231 or email boxoffice@minttheater.org.

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The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) announced today that the New York Spring Spectacular, presented by Chase, will be renamed Rockettes New York Spectacular, presented by Chase.  The name change follows a previous announcement that the production – which celebrates the magic of New York City and stars the legendary Rockettes – will run from June 15-August 7, 2016.
Ticket information for Rockettes New York Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall will be forthcoming.

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From New Jersey

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank will include an exclusive open-captioned performance on Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m. Open captioning is provided by c2 (caption coalition) inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit company which utilizes Live Performance Captioning (sm) for Hard of Hearing and Deaf patrons at live theatrical and cultural events. During an open-captioned performance, the transcribed dialogue is prominently displayed on a screen for the entire audience. Audience members do not require individual equipment. Tickets start at $32. For more information, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. The Shakespeare Theatre’s Main Stage, The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, is located at 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road), in Madison.