Tickets Now On Sale For
*** NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL ***
16th Annual Festival Runs August 10 – 26, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for The 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, which runs August 10th – 26th, 2012.  FringeNYC will offer programming by 190 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies in 20 venues in Lower Manhattan. With attendance topping 75,000 people, FringeNYC is New York City’s fifth largest cultural event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con). A complete list of shows with schedules is now available at www.FringeNYC.org  — a downloadable guide is also available.

FringeNYC shows run 2pm – midnight weekdays and noon – midnight on weekends. Tickets are $15 in advance ($18 at the door) at www.FringeNYC.org or 866-468.7619. Discount passes for multiple shows will also available.  In 2012, many of New York City's most prominent downtown performance venues will host productions from around the globe as part of FringeNYC including SoHo Playhouse, Players Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre, La MaMa, New Ohio Theatre, Theatre 80, HERE, The Living Theatre  Connelly Theater, The Kraine, and Gene Frankel Theatre. For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org

In 1997, New York City became the seventh US city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. In its first 15 years FringeNYC has presented nearly 3000 performing groups from the U.K., Canada, Poland, Ireland, Japan, China, Singapore, Germany, the Czech Republic and across the U.S., prompting Switzerland's national daily, The New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.” In November 2007, FringeNYC was honored by Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the Mayor's Award for Arts & Culture for "showcasing the best and boldest theater and performance by both established and emerging artists," and "presenting work that reflects the excitement and energy of the contemporary theater world – locally, nationally and abroad.” The festival has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Never Swim Alone, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, 21 Dog Years, Krapp 39, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, Silence! The Musical, Matt & Ben, Bash'd, The Irish Curse, Jurassic Parq and The Fartiste and as well as movies (WTC View, Armless) and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy.

Press Contact:  Ron Lasko @ 212-505-1700 x. 11, ron@spincyclenyc.com

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