Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Taras Shevchenko & Ira Aldridge: Dark Night Bright Stars


Yara Arts Group's concert work about the poet Taras Shevchenko & the actor Ira Aldridge, Dark Night Bright Stars, plays next week, March 13 – March 16, 2014.

Taras Shevchenko was imprisoned for nine years.  After his release in 1858 he met the African American actor Ira Aldridge at the home of Leo Tolstoy.  Although they didn't speak the same languages, they became friends with the help of the translating skills of Tolstoy's daughters.  The portrait of Aldridge (above, right) was drawn by Shevchenko.

La MaMa presents
Dark Night 
Bright Stars
by Yara Arts Group


June 3 - June 19, 2016

Thursday to Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm


Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; ten tickets prices at $10 are available for every performance, in advance only via web, phone or box office - first come, first served. Not available day of show.

Frist Floor Theatre @ La MaMa

74 E 4th Street 
Between Bowery and 2nd Avenue 
New York, NY 10003


For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Michael Musto on CHERCHEZ LA FEMME


The fabulous Michael Musto came to see Cherchez La Femme last week.  This is what he had to say about the show:

"HAPPINESS IS…
August Darnell came to fame in the 1970s and ‘80s with groups like Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band and Kid Creole and the Coconuts, fusing big band, R&B, Latin, and Caribbean sounds for a unique dance mix that elevated nightclubbing. He’s now co-written a musical—Cherchez La Femme—with Vivien Goldman and his brother Stony Browder Jr.—using a couple of the old hits (like the title song) and some new material for a look at the drama behind a Kid Creole-like group and its narcissistic softie of a leader, in the 1980s. With live vocals accompanying pre-recorded tracks, the show takes us from the Pudd Cub (based on the NYC new wave haven the Mudd Club) all the way to an appearance on Sunday Nite Live (you can figure what that’s based on), all colorfully costumed by Coconuts’ cofounder (and Darnell’s ex wife) Adriana Kaegi, who invited me to see the show at La MaMa. The result is light and lively, if broader than a zoot suit’s shoulders."

Read Musto's full column in OUT Magazine: HERE

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La MaMa presents
CHERCHEZ 
LA FEMME:
The Musical

Book by: August Darnell and Vivien Goldman
Music and Lyric by: August Darnell and Stony Browder Jr.
Directed by: Angie Kristic
Choreographed by: Kyndra 'Binkie' Reevey

May 20 - June 12, 2016

The Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $35 Adults; $30 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Friday, May 27, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Ori Flomin & Helena Franzen's Meeting You











La MaMa presents

Ori Flomin & Helena Franzen

Meeting You

Part of the 2016 La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

Choreography and performance by Helena Franzen and Ori Flomin

Music by Jukka Rintamäki

Video and photography by Håkan Jelk

Costumes by Agnieszka Dlugoszewska

Meeting You revolves around the theme of friendship and togetherness. What causes and creates friendships? What kind of attraction touches and affects us, and how does it remain with us? Long time friends Ori Flomin and Helena Franzen collaborate as Choreographers and performers as they question these ideas.

Two Performances Only!
May 28 - May 29, 2016
Saturday at 10pm; Sunday at 6pm

The Club @ La MaMa
74A East 4th Street (3rd Floor)
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003


Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

'Meeting You' was originally presented at Artlab Gnesta and Dansmuset , Stockholm in Sweden and Mufathalle theater Munich, Germany.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Opening Night Photos: CHERCHEZ LA FEMME




























  








All photos by Theo Cote

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La MaMa presents
CHERCHEZ 
LA FEMME:
The Musical

Book by: August Darnell and Vivien Goldman
Music and Lyric by: August Darnell and Stony Browder Jr.
Directed by: Angie Kristic
Choreographed by: Kyndra 'Binkie' Reevey

May 20 - June 12, 2016

The Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $35 Adults; $30 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Monday, May 23, 2016

The New York Times on CHERCHEZ LA FEMME!


Jon Pareles of The New York Times chronicled August Darnell's return to New York City for the world premiere of Cherchez La Femme: The Musical at La MaMa! Kid Creole himself gave all the behind the scenes details about his music career, inspiration for this new musical, and what's next after La MaMa!
"Kid Creole and the Coconuts always seemed like a musical waiting to happen. Now that musical was taking shape, to open May 20 at La MaMa. It’s a double time warp: the 2010s looking back on the 1980s looking back on the 1940s."Jon Pareles,The New York Times



Read the full article HERE

Cherchez La Femme the musical opens TONIGHT!



La MaMa presents
CHERCHEZ 
LA FEMME:
The Musical

Book by: August Darnell and Vivien Goldman
Music and Lyric by: August Darnell and Stony Browder Jr.
Directed by: Angie Kristic
Choreographed by: Kyndra 'Binkie' Reevey

May 20 - June 12, 2016

The Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $35 Adults; $30 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 12, 2016

First Look at MATERIAL WITNESS by Spiderwoman Theater

Material Witness by Spiderwoman Theater opens tonight at La MaMa!  Here is a first look at the show playing through May 29, 2016.









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La MaMa in association with Spiderwoman Theater 

and Aanmitaagzi presents

MATERIAL 

WITNESS

A Loose Change Production
by Spiderwoman Theater

Directed by Muriel Miguel
Written by Cherish Violet Blood, Penny Couchie, Donna Couteau, Angela Loft, Gloria Miguel and Tanis Parenteau with Muriel Miguel

Material Witness is part of La MaMa's Safe Harbors Indigenous Arts / Theatre Collective

May 12 - 29, 2016
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm

The First Floor Theatre
at La MaMa
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors

For Info and Tickets: CLICK HERE