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ALBANY: 2/10-11 - All My Sons @ Albany Civic Theatre, 235 Second Ave. - www.albanycivictheater.org

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ALBANY: 2/6-23/14 - Boeing Boeing; 5/1-18 - All My Sons @ Albany Civic Theatre, 235 Second Ave. - www.albanycivictheater.org

BETHEL: ONGOING PERFORMANCES @ Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts - www.bethelwoodscenter.org

BROOKLYN: ACTORS AND DIRECTORS LIVING IN BROOKLYN (AdLib), in association with THE SIMON STUDIO, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Sarah Levine Simon’s THE PORTRAIT, directed by Roger Hendricks Simon (NY Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep, London’s Royal Court Theatre). THE PORTRAIT, which was first written and produced as a radio play for National Public Radio, will play a limited engagement at Theatre 54 (Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Fl.). Performances run January 15-26. Opening Night is Thursday, January 16 (8 p.m.). Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.smarttix.com  or by calling 212-868-4444. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance.

NEW!! ELMSFORD: 1/16-2/23 - Titanic; 1/29 - Comedy Night; 2/14 - Simply Diamond; 2/27-5/4 - Ragtime; 3/10 - Ronan Tynan; 3/25 - The Duprees; 3/31 - Comedy Night; 4/1 - Forever Motown; 4/14 - The Cast of Beatlemania; 4/22 - the Belmonts; 5/8-7/27 - Mary Poppins; 7/31-9/21 - The Wizard of Oz; 9/25-11/30 - South Pacific; 12/4-28 - Holiday Show @ Westchester Broadway Theatre, One Broadway Plaza - (914) 592-2222; www.broadwaytheatre.com

HARRISON: The Harrison Players Present: Open Mic Night - March 8, 7:30-9:30pm. Got a dance routine you're dying to try out? Wrote a poem, or did you read one that you want to share? Do you LOVE to sing, and want to do it on stage? Got a guitar or other instrument solo to test out? Well, COME ON DOWN to The Veterans' Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave. on Saturday, March 8, and show us what you've got! All we ask is that you "Keep It Clean" (Performances MUST be appropriate for ALL audience members). Bring your family; bring your friends! It's gonna be FUN! (come even if you're not performing!) $5 Admission for All. Call 914-698-4599 for more information. Performers must arrive at 7:00 to sign in. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

LONG ISLAND CITY: HURLYBURLY - Tuesday-Saturday at 7PM, with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM 2/14-3/1. Tickets are $18 and are available by calling 866-811-4111 or through www.VariationsTheatreGroup.com.

MOHEGAN LAKE: YCP TheaterWorks' Witness for the Prosecution - Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8 & 15 at 8pm; Feb. 2, 9 & 16 at 2 pm at the Van Cortlandtville School Theater, Rte. 6, directly across from the Cortlandt Town Center Shopping Mall. Tickets are $18, adults; $15, seniors and students are available online through PayPal at a discount; $17/$14 at www.YCPTW.org or at the door. Group rates are available.

NEW ROCHELLE: Flutist Carol Wincenc, who last performed with the Symphony of Westchester in 2010, will again be the featured soloist at the orchestra’s Feb. 9 Mostly Mozart concert at 3pm at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. The Symphony of Westchester’s season concludes on May 3 at 8pm, when pianist Adam Kent will play an all-Gershwin program of Piano Concerto in F major, Rhapsody in Blue and “I’ve Got Rhythm” Variations. Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium is at 715 North Ave. Individual concert tickets are $50 for general admission, $35 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students. New this season is on-line ticketing at www.thesymphonyofwestchester.org.  Tickets can still be purchased by phone at (914) 654-4926. More information is available on the website or by emailing info@thesymphonyofwestchester.org.

NYC: 8/31-4/19 - Besame Mucho: Latinas Sing Latinas; 9/1-4/27 - Dona Flor y Sus Dos Maridos; 9/7-5/18 - Entrada Gratis* (*Gratis No Hat Nada!); 9/22 - 21; 9/13-6/10 La Gringa; 9/14-5/13 - En El Tiempo de las Nariposas; 9/19-5/25 - La Nena se Casa; 10/11-4/4 - El Amor en Los Tiempos Del Colera; 10/18 & 21 - Cita a Ciegas; 10/19-5/14 - Cronica de Una Muerte Anaunciada; 10/24-5/21 - El Quijote; 10/31-5/15 - La Casa de Bernarda Alba; 2/7-5/2 - La Zapatera Prodigiosa @ Repertorio Espanol, 138 East 27th St. - www.repertorio.org

NYC: Showgirls! The Musical!, the musical parody of the cult classic film Showgirls, has extended its run through February 2014. Performances will be held Wednesdays at 8pm. All seats at all performances are $25.For tickets and more information visit www.ShowgirlsTheMusical.com.  Theatre 80 is located at 80 St. Mark’s Place. By subway, take the 6 to Astor Place, the N/R to 8th Street or the L to First Avenue.

NYC: Thru 3/2 - MACHINAL; 3/28-8/10 - Violet @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St. - (212) 719-1300;  www.roundabouttheatre.org

NYC: 1/16-2/9 - Joe Orton's LOOT @ Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher St. - (866) 811-4111; www.redbulltheater.com

NYC: 1/17-4/13 - Dinner with Friends @ The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 W. 46th St. - www.roundabouttheatre.org

NEW!! NYC: Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy brings a special edition of her Multi MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th St. - 212-581-3080; www.birdlandjazz.com) on January 27 (7PM) for its acclaimed "Broadway at Birdland Series." Proceeds from the evening will benefit THE ACTORS FUND ( www.actorsfund.org ). Joining Jamie will be Tony Award-winner and fan-favorite, Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, Elf); one of the country's most popular standup comedians, Emmy Award winner Kevin Meaney; ); frontman of the popular band Twisted Sister and "Rock of Ages" star Dee Snider; acclaimed singer and actress Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Dog Days); and special guests. Barry Kleinbort will direct, Ron Abel will serve as musical director with Jered Egan on bass and Ray Marchica on drums. SPECIAL TREAT: The first 120 people will receive a FREE autographed CD of Mr. Snider's new recording "Dee Does Broadway" (featuring Bebe Neuwirth, Patti LuPone, Cyndi Lauper)

NYC: iLuminate Productions proudly announces the opening of their new 2014 live show at New World Stages, 240 West 50th Street. iLUMINATE (formerly titled Artist of Light) is in performances now with the official Opening set for January 27. Runs thru 9/8/14.  iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show’s top finalists. Music, art, dance, and the technological magic of iLuminate brings this family-friendly spectacle to the New York stage, combining mythical elements with adventure and romance, told through dance styles which include contemporary, hip-hop, Latin, and breaking, all using the power of light. The performance schedule for iLUMINATE is Monday & Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday & Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2:30 & 8pm, and Sunday at 3 & 7pm. Tickets are $49.99 - $69.99 and are available through Telecharge.com 212-239-6200. A limited number of $26 Student Rush tickets (cash only, with valid student ID) are available at the box office day of performance. For more information, visit www.iLuminate.com.

NYC: The 2014 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS will be held on January 27th at 7pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd St. - 212-997-1929 - www.the-townhall-nyc.org). Bruce Vilanch, winner of 3 Emmy Awards for writing TV's Oscar telecasts, the popular center square on Hollywood Squares, and the Broadway star of Hairspray, returns for his record 5th appearance as the host. Vilanch will be joined on stage by a cast of performers chosen as the most outstanding nightclub entertainers of the past year by the very press that covers them. As in the past, a wide array of major stars from a variety of mediums will both entertain and introduce the winners in support of New York nightlife. Ticket prices are: Orchestra & Loge Boxes: $77; Front Balcony: $52; Rear Balcony: $27. In order to secure your tickets now, you may purchase them at TicketMaster or you can buy them by mail order to avoid extra fees (for that information, email SiegelEntertainment@msn.com ). Tickets will otherwise be available at the Town Hall box office starting January 6th.

NYC: Theatre at St. Clement’s will host the World Premiere of The Clearing, written by Jake Jeppson (Jerome Fellowship recipient) and directed by Josh Hecht (Drama Desk Award winner for Christine Jorgensen Reveals). The Clearing runs Off-Broadway from January 15 - February 9, 2014. Previews begin January 15 for a January 19 opening. Theatre at St. Clement’s is located at 423 West 46th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in New York City. Performances are Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm with a special opening night show on Sunday, January 19 at 7pm. Tickets are $49.50 and can be purchased online at www.TheClearingPlayNYC.com or by calling 1-866-811-4111. A limited amount of student rush tickets will be available at the box office before each performance. The running time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission. The space is accessible from the 1,2,3,7,A,C,E,N,Q,R or S train to 42 Street. For more info visit www.TheClearingPlayNYC.com.

NYC: Poetic Theater Productions is an NYC theater company working with poets & playwrights to create a visceral, poetic theater. POETIC LICENSE 6@6 Reading Series - February 3-14, 2014 @ The Wild Project - 195 E 3rd St. The 6@6 Reading Series is the backbone of our newly expanded 2014 festival, featuring six new works of poetic theater.

NEW!! NYC: The SEVENTH ANNUAL MARCH IS CABARET MONTH GALA will be held on March 16th at 1pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE, 407 West 42nd St. - 212-695-6909). Sue Matsuki, who his producing the event this year on behalf of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, announced that this year she has positioned the show about half-way between the BISTRO AWARD show on March 4th and the MAC AWARD SHOW on March 27th. Sue Matsuki is producing the event on behalf of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE and she has planned one of the biggest and best lineups of performers ever! It will be an ALL DUET SHOW - which means 2 times as many performers as usual will be in the cast! Musical director will be Tracy Stark. Here's a partial list of those invited to attend (and have already agreed to perform. Carolyn Montgomery & Julie Reyburn!; Dana Lorge & Warren Schein!; Tanya Moberly & Erin Cronican!; Gretchen Reinhagen & Andrew David Sotomayor!; Champagne Pam & John Hurley!; Sidney Myer & Mary Lahti!; Sue Matsuki & Edd Clark. This is the first time we are presenting a "brunch show" - and in this way we hope to avoid the situation we faced last year when two other organizations scheduled their gala events on the same date as ours. And this way we won't conflict with any of our members who might be planning a cabaret event in March. Ticket prices have not been set yet, but please remember that all CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 2013-14 MEMBERS will get a discount off the cost of their tickets (and one non-member ticket). Members will also get a 4-day advance opportunity to purchase tickets to the event.

NYC: Prospect Theater Company will present the New York premiere of JASPER IN DEADLAND, a new musical with music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver and a book by Hunter Foster and Ryan Scott Oliver. Performances will run March 16-April 13 at the West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th St. For tickets and more information, visit www.ProspectTheater.org or call 212-352-3101.

NYC: 3/21-8/31 - CABARET @ The Kit Kat Klub, Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St. - (212) 719-1300; www.roundabouttheatre.org

NEW!! NYC: MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets - www.macnyc.com) will celebrate its annual Gala on March 27 at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB, 237 West 42nd St - 212-997-4144; www.bbkingsblues.com), hosted by singer, band leader, and multiple MAC Award winner, Terese Genecco. Two Lifetime Achievement awards will be given this year: one to Tony Award winning actress, television star and singer, Linda Lavin, who returned triumphantly to the cabaret stage recently at Metropolitan Room and 54 Below with her Musical Director, Billy Stritch, and husband/drummer, Steve Bakunas, in tow; the other will be presented to the powerhouse 85 year old, Marilyn Maye, who has been club-hopping to sold out crowds all over New York City since her star turn at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in 2006. Tickets start at $50. For additional information on MAC, to become a member, or to order tickets to the event, visit: http://macnyc.com

NYC: Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced today that music icon Billy Joel has added an eighth show at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, August 7, 2014, as part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series. The performance is part of Joel’s franchise run at The World’s Most Famous Arena. Earlier this month, Madison Square Garden announced that Joel became The Garden’s first-ever music franchise. He will kick off this franchise at MSG performing a show a month, as long as there is demand, beginning in January 2014. The August 7 show will be available for purchase by the general public beginning at 10AM (EST) on Friday, December 20th via ticketmaster.com and by calling 866-858-0008. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, December 16 at 10AM (EST) through Thursday, December 19 at 10PM (EST). Tickets will also be available at the Madison Square Garden box office on Saturday, December 21. The seven previously announced shows -- January 27, February 3, March 21, April 18, May 9, June 21, July 2 show -- are sold out. Prices range from $64.50 to $124.50.

NEW!! QUEENS: Queens Theatre (QT), in conjunction with the acclaimed Aquila Theatre, presents William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, an innovative and exciting new production directed by Aquila Theatre Artistic Director, Desiree Sanchez (BAM’s Herakles). TWELFTH NIGHT will play 4 performances only at Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue S, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Performances run February 14-16. Tickets are $42 for Friday’s performance and $49 for Saturday and Sunday performances; Rear seating $25 (for all performances). Tickets are available online at www.queenstheatre.org/shakespeares-twelfth-night or by calling the Box Office at 718-760-0064. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Queens Theatre Box Office, Monday 10am to 2pm, Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm. (Senior discount available, $20 student rush tickets available day of).

RHINEBECK: 1/24-2/9 - Into the Woods; 1/30  Donald Corren: Judgement Day; 2/14-16 - next to normal; 2/21-3/2 - A Streetcar Named Desire; 37-9 -A Few Good Men; 3/14-16 - Solas An Lae; 3/21-30 - The Boys from Syracuse; 4/4-13- The Comedy of Errors; 4/25-27 - The Rocky Horror Show; 5/2-25 - Miss Saigon @ Rhinebeck Ctr. for the Arts - (845) 876-3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

YONKERS: greenville community theater proudly presents A Night of One-Act Plays - January 24, 25, 31, February 1 & 2, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm; February 2 at 2pm @ St. John’s Episcopal Church • 100 Underhill St. Reservations & Information:
(914) 636-2863; www.GCTSTAGE.org

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