Irish Poetry Slam – March 17 – The Gingold Group – Additional guest stars for the Irish Poetry Slam: Tony Award nominee Reg Rogers, Drama Desk Award winner Laila Robins, and acclaimed illustrator and caricaturist Justin “Squigs” Robertson will join the previously announcedan all-star company which will include Tyne Daly, Midori Francis, Julie Halston, Daniel Jenkins, Lauren Molina, Kerry O’Malley, Christine Pedi, Thom Sesma, and more, for a virtual open mic.
In lieu of their annual Golden Shamrock Gala, GTG will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish Poetry Slam, live online on Thursday March 17th, 6pm – 7:30pm EDT. The event is FREE! but you must register by 1pm on March 17th. More information click HERE  To Register as a participant click HERE

Musical Theatre Composer, Jaime Lozano and Singer/Director, Florencia Cuenca are bringing DESAPARECIDAS to Joe’s Pub on Monday, March 28th, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Their show explores the systematic oppression of women in the fight to end gender-based violence and the killing of women and girls in Ciudad Juárez, México. DESAPARECIDAS celebrates the individual lives of women in México, illuminating the challenge between embracing honored cultural customs while fighting for autonomy in a dangerous world of machismo. The show includes an all female line-up and band, along with the concert featuring Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent, In the Heights film), Aline Mayagoitia (Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation), Sonia de los Santos (Latin Grammy nominee), Majo Rivero and Florencia Cuenca herself. This musical was developed as part of The Civilians R&D Group 2021 and in a 2021 artist residency at JACK. Tickets: HERE

CHAIN THEATRE is pleased to announce the one-week extension of the world premiere production of Emmy-nominated Keith Huff’s (Mad Men, House of Cards, American Crime) GARBAGEMAN, a dark comedy about searching for the American Dream, directed by Greg Cicchino. Due to popular-demand GARBAGEMAN will now play a five-week limited engagement at  Chain Theatre (312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018).

The production stars Kirk Gostkowski (R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest) as Dan Bandana, and Deven Anderson (In the Boom Boom Room) as Buddy Maple. Kirk and Deven are Co-Founders of the sold out live shows for The Usual Rejects and podcast. Performances begin Thursday, March 17 and continue through Saturday, April 16. Opening Night is Saturday, March 19 (8 p.m.). Tickets are $25 and available at https://chaintheatre.eventive. org/schedule

Theater for the New City (TNC) – lots of Hamlets around but Hamlet in Harlem will be the funniest! A new play written and directed by Alberto Ferreras is a politically incorrect comedy that promises murder, mystery, offensive stereotypes and cultural appropriations. Hamlet in Harlem is the story of an empathetic caucasian filmmaker Jason Harriman who dreams about producing an all-Latino version of Hamlet that takes place in “el Barrio”. The only problem is that he doesn’t know much about Latinos, he doesn’t know much about Harlem, and he doesn’t know much about Hamlet either.