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The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation
Honors The Best And Brightest Of Off-Off Broadway
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Ron Lasko at email@example.com or 212-505-1700 x. 11
Nearly 2 Dozen Festival Favorites Get Extensions at
FringeNYC ENCORE SERIES
September 4 – October 5 at Baruch Performing Arts Center & SoHo Playhouse
In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the
over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its
10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers
another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most
crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival.
For Immediate Release Contact: Ron Lasko @ 212-505-1700 x. 11, firstname.lastname@example.org FringeNYC 2014 Announces Overall Excellence Award Winners August 25, 2014 -- Winners of the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at The Cutting Room in New York. As selected by an independent panel of over 30 theater professionals, the winners are as follows: Overall Play: Absolutely Filthy The Three Faces of Dr. Crippen This is Where We Live Overall Musical: Jump Man: A Mario Musical King of Kong Urban Momfare Acting: Janet Prince - Murder Margaret & Me Stephen Wallem - Bedroom Secrets Gwendolyn Kelso - Interior: Panic Brendan Hunt - Absolutely Filthy Playwrighting: Briandaniel Oglesby - Halfway, Nebraska Catherine Yu - The Sun Experiment Sara Cooper - Things I Left on Long Island Daniel McCabe - The Flood Jacob Marx Rice - Chemistry Solo Performance: Gary Busey's Hamlet Hoaxocaust Magical Negro Speaks No Static at All The Mushroom Cure Music & Lyrics Composition: Elliah Helfetz - Dust Can't Kill Me Ensemble: The List No One Asked Me Freaks: A Legend About Growing Up Vestments of the Gods The 8th Fold Costumes: Ashley Soliman - Fatty Fatty No Friends Directing: Bronwen Carson - April's Fool Gregory Kowalski - Crave TheaterMania Audience Favorite: Absolutely Filthy FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. In 1997, New York became the seventh U.S. city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent, prompting Switzerland's daily, New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.” FringeNYC has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt & Ben, Never Swim Alone, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, Brandon Teena, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, 21 Dog Years, Bash'd, The Irish Curse, Jurassic Parq, The Fartiste, Silence! The Musical and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche; movies including WTC View and Armless; and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC alumni include Bradley Cooper, Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, CNN's Inside Man), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Brooke Elliott (Drop Dead Diva), Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin), W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), Dan O'Brien (NBC's Whitney), and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), among countless other success stories. The 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival will run August 7 - 23, 2015 and will once again feature nearly 200 of the worlds best emerging theater and dance artists. Applications for the 2015 festival will be available online in November; completed applications are due February 14, 2015. For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org ###
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.
PigPen Presents The Mountain Song
The More Loving One
Pearl’s Gone Blue
Viewing the Edinburgh Fringe —
Two vignette reviews cannot do justice to the productive maelstrom that is Edinburgh Fringe Festival, run every August in parallel with the other Edinburgh Festivals (International, Book etc). Of the 2,500 productions, most will make a considerable financial loss as in the past; nowadays, ribald so-called comedy has so outgrown experimental theatre that this is the association that many people now have for the Fringe. It was always possible to go as couple and as an audience be outnumbered by the cast, and there is still much amateur acting, but also a very large number of good productions for which the audience and reviewers are not numerous enough. Darwinian profusion and competition: much good writing and acting talent is first seen at this important showcase. Aided by track record of author and company, and nowadays by internet-accessible reviews of the production before it came to Edinburgh (from almost any quarter of the globe), it is possible at relatively affordable prices to feast breakfast-to-suppertime on shows including music, dance, cabaret and children’s fare, whilst mostly avoiding those productions you need for the occasional laughable story, but would want to tell friends to avoid. I am thus confirming rather than showing any original insight original in awarding ***** to the following two.
First Sold Out Performances Announce
New York International Fringe Festival
** 15th Annual Festival runs August 12 – 28 **
note: to help you decide, Ken Davenport, a producer of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, sorts out his 10 to see in in his blog, date August 11. The official site of FringeNY with information and tickets is useful as is Theatermania’s outline guide.
… Linda Thorson in a great performance …
EXIT/ENTRANCE is about two couples, one old, one young, who are much alike except for age, but that of course makes all the difference. Both men are classical scholars, both women are without specific vocations, they all like the same music, everybody loves Greece, and (perhaps for some casting reason?) the men speak with American accents while the women speak with Irish accents; the couples live side-by-side in identical apartments. Charles of ACT 1 EXIT (old and young couple are given the same names) looks back on the excellent papers he’s written about classical literature. Charles of ACT 2 ENTRANCE looks forward to ones he has in mind.
… Pageant of Failure …
“The Scots are fond of blaming others for their own misfortunes, especially the English.” This maxim is well known to sophisticated and travelled Scots and holds a grain of truth; it is, almost verbatim, one of the more severe of the many self-mocking lines in this intriguing mixture, a staging of the tragedy of the 1698 Darien expedition by Scotland to colonise the isthmus of Panama. The dramatisation raises two interesting issues: (a) what aspect do you oncentrate on (politics, greed, human folly, texture of life) and (b) what theatrical register do you adopt (music-theatre, pageant, satire, searing personal drama with well-painted main characters? Caledonia is worth seeing and informative, but ultimately fails because it answers these questions with “a little bit of everything.”
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