Speakeasy – Times Square, an all-in-one immersive mixology experience that combines the worlds of burlesque, cirque, illusionists, and musical theater with a decadent cocktail, dining, and nightclub experience, will extend performances throughout the summer due to popular demand. The summer residency has been hailed as “deliciously decadent” (Newsbreak) that’s an “underground NYC outpost made for roaring. Dazzling, splashy, sexy, intoxicating – it’s a snap to embrace!” (NY Theatre Guide). Tickets are now on sale through Saturday, August 28, 2021. Info. www.bond45ny.com
The remainder of July features some top talent at Broadway’s supper club, 54 Below. Performance artists include Sally Wilfert, Beth Leavel, Jelani Remy, Christy Altomare, Adam Pascal, Lilli Cooper, Emily Skinner, Robert Bannon and more. Check the calendar. www.54below.com
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern are pleased to announce the company’s upcoming 2021-2022 Season which includes Broadway, virtual and a return to Vineyard Theatre’s home in Union Square at 108 East 15th Street with two world premiere productions and more.
Current artists for the season include Ngozi Anyanwu, David Cale, Kirsten Childs, Emily Davis, Lucas Hnath, Alfonso Johnson, Matthew Dean Marsh, Jared Mezzocchi, Deirdre O’Connell, Polly Pen, Tina Satter, Madeline Sayet, Leigh Silverman, Charly Evon Simpson, Awoye Timpo, Tyler Thomas, Les Waters, and Summer L. Williams. Look for Vineyard Theatre productions of Is This a Room and Dana H. More info: www.vineyardtheatre.org
New York Stage and Film announced final casting today for their upcoming summer season, running July 17-August 1, with in-person programming in Poughkeepsie. Additional programming includes Billy Porter’s new Gospel musical Sanctuary as part of New York Stage and Film’s Always On virtual programming, available July 29-August 2.
Joining the previously announced Brian Quijada and Nygel D. Robinson (creators of MEXODUS)and Florencia Iriondo in SOUTH, casting for INTERSTATE will feature Henry Gottfried, Ari Groover, Raymond J Lee, Geena Quintos, Sushma Saha, Michiko Sasaki, Theo Tiedemann, and Gianna Yanelli. Michael R. Jackson’s WHITE GIRL IN DANGER will feature Liz Lark Brown, Latoya Edwards, Jennifer Fouché, Morgan Siobhan Green, James Jackson, Jr., Farah Lopez, Alyse Alan Louis, Lauren Marcus, Eric William Morris, Ronald Peet, Natalie Walker, and NaTasha Yvette Williams. www.newyorkstageandfilm.org/summer
New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler announced a full calendar of programming for the 2021 – 2022 season, reopening the landmark theater to the public in October 2021. I-person live performances includes the popular dance and musical theater series and new programs featuring iconic artists of today. Manhattan’s first performing arts center, New York City Center has presented the best in music, theater, and dance to generations of New Yorkers for over seventy-five years. Fall for Dance Festival, October 13 – 24, the start of the fall dance season in New York City, presented by tap superstar Ayodele Casel, modern dance legend Lar Lubovitch for Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon, The Verdon Fosse Legacy, Twyla Tharp is celebrating her 80th birthday at City Center on November 17 – 21 with TWYLA NOW—a program of signature works and two world premieres. Encores! 2022 includes choreographer Camille A. Brown for The Life and Jamal Sims for Into the Woods. See more at www.NYCCenter.org