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Thursday, October 31, 2013 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 2:17 PM

Desde los escenarios de Broadway hasta las nuevas producciones en el Repertorio Español, aquí tienen algunas de nuestras recomendaciones para la temporada teatral en NYC.

 The Glass Menagerie > Limited engagement > Booth Theatre > Glass.


Sin duda una de las preferidas, The Glass Menagerie es una de esas obras teatrales que te llega muy de cerca. Estudiando Inglés y Teatro en NYC, las obras de Tennessee Williams fueron leídas, actuadas y releídas, y Tom, bueno, quién no la leído y releído su monólogo?. Hoy es el actor latino Zachary Quinto a cargo de traerlo a las tablas de Broadway junto con la actríz Cherry Jones en el Teatro Booth. Las críticas han sido estupendas.


Zachary Quinto. Photo by Michael J. Lutch
About: Amanda Wingfield (two-time Tony Award winner CHERRY JONES) is a Southern belle past her prime, living with two grown children in a small apartment in St. Louis. Amanda dreams of a better life for her shy and crippled daughter Laura (two-time Tony Award nominee CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER), and so she pushes her son, Tom (ZACHARY QUINTO, Angels in America), to find a “gentleman caller” for the girl. However, the arrival of the gentleman caller (BRIAN J. SMITH, The Columnist) sends shockwaves through the family and causes cracks to form in the delicate fantasies that have kept them going.


* WICKED > Open ended > In NYC at the George Gershwin Theatre > On national tour as well > More info > Wicked.


Tuve la oportunidad de escucharle cantar - junto con Derek Klena- el tema 'As Long As You Are Mine', durante una presentación de Broadway en Bryant Park. Disfrútenlos debajo o siguiendo el enlace > WickedEl musical Wicked nos habla de la historia de las famosas Brujas de Oz mucho antes que Dorothy se apareciera por esos lares. En Broadway desde el 2003 y ganadora de varios premios teatrales incluido el Tony, Wicked ha contado con varias actrices Latinas en roles estelares. En estos momentos es Lindsay Méndez en el rol de Elphaba.


 

About: Wicked is the untold story of the Witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

FIRST DATE > A Musical Comedy > Open ended > Longacre Theatre > First.


When blind date newbie Aaron (Zachary Levi; “Chuck” and Thor: The Dark World) is set up with serial-dater Casey (Krysta Rodriguez; “Smash” and The Addams Family), a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?.

FUERZA BRUTA > Daryl Roth Theatre > Fuerza.


From the creators of the smash-hit De La Guarda, Fuerza Bruta is an event where worlds collide, dreams are real and reality takes a back seat. The visuals are spectacular. The effects are stunning. Performers run and tumble across a vertical wall of technicolor cloth, a man runs headlong through a wall – most extraordinary of all – performers dance in watery world just above the audience’s heads. This all takes place to a soundtrack that traverses thumping club beats to the mellow sounds of new world music. Fuerza Bruta took Europe, South America and Miami by storm – and has been captivating New York audiences as one of the most talked about theatrical experiences On or off Broadway!

* CITA A CIEGAS > Varias fechas > Repertorio Español > Cita.


Una de las producciones más sólidas presentadas ahora por el Repertorio, Cita a Ciegas, con libreto de Mario Diament, es una obra rica y juguetona con la lengua y sus referentes, con estupendas actuaciones, un escenario parco y evocador y una sutil dirección del señor Triana. La obra toma rato en levantarse, sobre todo por el poco uso que se hace del escenario durante la primera parte. Cita a Ciegas, encuentros al azar, el quizá de un momento, el qué habría pasado si..., las coincidencias, ah!, esas extrañas coincidencias. En fin, los encuentros, y los desencuentros, de la vida.
About:
Performed around the world to enthusiastic critical and audience acclaim, “Cita a ciegas” is a compelling and riveting play about chance encounters. An intricate puzzle of passions, destinies, and coincidences seduces audiences into a world filled with unrequited love, dangerous obsessions, and the thought of what-might-have-been.
Written by Mario Diament. Directed by Jorge Alí Triana.

* LA NENA SE CASA > Varias fechas > Repertorio Español > Nena.

La nena se casa is a cleverly cruel comedy about a desperate father who will do absolutely anything to marry off one of his three spinster daughters. Love is blind and in this case, it’s blind, dangerous, and hilarious! Full of wit, wild characters, and plenty of over the top twists and turns; this play is a wicked look at the absurd choices people can make to maintain social appearances.

* NOCTURNAL CREATURES > Juan Mayorga > Celebrating LaMicro Theater’s 10-year anniversary > Octubre 30-Noviembre 3 > Teatro Círculo > NOCTURNAL.


Ever wished you could be another person? In a big city, some can take that wish too far.
Two neighbors. Perfect strangers with nothing in common except that one of them has been watching the other for a long time. When a new immigration law allows legal citizens to report suspects, the two strangers finally meet.
In Scheherazade and the Sultan, she captivates him with a new tale each night, to keep him intrigued and avoid her death. In Nocturnal Creatures, one man is forced to become friends with the other, under the threat of being reported to the authorities. But their unlikely friendship soon turns into obsession, bringing abrupt consequences. Brimming with dark humor, Nocturnal Creatures depicts four urban characters starved of communication. Much like the nocturnal creatures of a zoo live under artificial night light, these two couples live under pretended normalcy and muted violence. And when they finally speak up, they barely recognize themselves, or the others.
Directed by Jerry Ruiz.

* VENEZUELAN ART FESTIVAL > Noviembre 1 al 10 > VAF.


The third edition of the Venezuelan Art Festival will highlight Venezuelan playwrights and pay homage to Isaac Chocrón.

ALICE IN THERESA’S LAND... Author: Lupe Gehrembeck Director: Lupe Gehrembeck > Nov. 7, 8,10 > The Producer’s Club.

OK > Isaac Chocrón > Nov. 9 > The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Films Institute. Director: Alfonso Rey

* GROWING UP GONZALEZ > Noviembre 8 y 9 > Teatro SEA >  SEA.



* The Harlem Hellfighters On A Latin Beat! A special concert featuring Danny Rivera & the members of Pregones' Ensemble > Noviembre 16 y 17 > Teatro Pregones > HH.


Danny Rivera stars in the acclaimed jazz-rag-danza concert commemorating the formidable legacy of James Reese Europe, visionary bandleader of the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment, and the extraordinary Puerto Rican musicians that helped him make history, including the great Rafael Hernández. Based in part on The Memoirs of Lieutenant 'Jim' Europe by Noble Lee Sissle, archived at the Library of Congress. Directed by Rosalba Rolón with musical director Desmar Guevara.

* BAILE CANGREJERO > BOMBA, PLENA & POESÍA > Featuring Antonio Vargas & Yaremis Félix & the members of Pregones' Musical Ensemble > Diciembre 20 al 22 > Puerto Rican Traveling Theater > 304 W 47th Street > BAILE.


Rhythmic treasures of our Afro Caribe heritage, from Palés to Guillén! A classic. Baile Cangrejero sets the great masters of Afro-Latino poetry to the dynamic rhythms of bomba, plena and bolero.
This vibrant spectacle touches on the history, popular culture, and literary creation of the Americas including works by Julia de Burgos, Luis Palés Matos, Fortunato Vizcarrondo (Puerto Rico); Nicolás Guillén (Cuba); Nicomedes Santa Cruz (Perú); and Manuel del Cabral (Dominican Republic).
DIRECTOR: Jorge B. Merced. MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Desmar Guevara.

AL RITMO DEL CORAZON LATINO > MESTIZO Dance Company > Noviembre 15 a Diciembre 15 > Teatro Thalia > MEZTIZO.


Disfrute del colorido, diversidad y belleza de la música y el Baile
de 14 paises Latinoamericanos:
ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, BRASIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, CUBA, ECUADOR, HONDURAS, MEXICO, PANAMA, PERU, PUERTO RICO, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA, y VENEZUELA, más ESPAÑA.
Director Artistico ARMANDO MORENO

SOLEDAD BARRIO & NOCHE FLAMENCA > Diciembre 3 al 15 Teatro Joyce.


Soledad Barrio’s “intensity is striking,” proclaims The New York Times. “Even when she is standing still or walking slowly around the stage, she is the mistress of stillness and slowness.” After playing to sold out Joyce houses for the last two years, the Bessie Award-winning dancer and her astounding company, Noche Flamenca, perform another searing show that combines live music with song and dance to captivate audiences once more with the essence of flamenco revealed in its most authentic and glorious form.
ALSO at The Joyce:
* MOMIX > Diciembre 17 - Enero 5.


For over thirty years, MOMIX has astounded international audiences with little more than light, shadow, props, and the human body. And now, especially for the holiday season, the company presents MOMIX reMIX, pieces gathered from its repertory and showcases of new creations. This delightful and often startling show breaks the bounds of the conventional and enters an aesthetic orbit of its own.


Teatro Infantil > LA CUCARACHITA MARTINA > Teatro Sea Sea.


The Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA), a Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization & Latino Theatre Company for Young Audiences, is dedicated to the empowerment and educational advancement of children and young adults. SEA creates educational theater and arts programs specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for current educational and social issues affecting our communities.
Shows include: Little Red Riding Hood; Goldilocks and the 3 Bears; Juan Bobo y Pedro Animal, The Encounter; The Three Little Pigs and more!.

21 > Varias fechas > Repertorio Español >  21.


Una mirada a la vida americana moderna desde la perspectiva de una familia puertorriqueña. Un joven recientemente graduado de la universidad que se siente alienado por su extravagante familia, hace planes para aceptar un trabajo de periodismo en Turquía. Sus padres, sin embargo, tienen planes diferentes para él, y durante un viaje a un casino al norte del estado de Nueva York para celebrar su graduación y su cumpleaños número 21, se desata toda la controversia cuando miembros de la familia se encuentran en desacuerdo sobre si deben apoyar o no su decisión.
Obra ganadora de la Competencia de Obras Latinas Nuestras Voces 2011 auspiciada por la Fundación MetLife.


MAS TEATRO

BROADWAY

The Book Of Mormon > by Trey Parker, Robert López y Matt Stone. Teatro Eugene O'Neill >> MORMON.


+ OFF-BROADWAY

Bésame Mucho > Una antología musical de canciones compuestas por mujeres latinoamericanas > De Pablo Zinger > Varias fechas > Bésame.


Pablo Zinger, director musical de zarzuelas y antologías musicales de Repertorio Español, regresa a la compañía con un nuevo programa que celebra las contribuciones musicales de compositoras latinoamericanas. La antología incluye adoradas canciones tales como “Bésame mucho”, “Dos gardenias”, “Júrame”, “Cachito”, “Olas y arena” y “Gracias a la vida” interpretadas por extraordinarias voces con música en vivo.
Algunas de las compositoras cuyas canciones forman parte del programa, incluyen Sylvia Rexach (Puerto Rico), María Grever y Consuelo Velásquez (México), Isolina Carrillo y Ernestina Lecuona (Cuba), Chabuca Granda (Perú), Violeta Parra (Chile) y Eladia Blázquez y María Elena Walsh (Argentina).

En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas > Varias fechas En Repertorio Español.

En el tiempo de las mariposas. Photo Michael Palma.

“In The Time of the Butterflies” is the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva and María Teresa) from the Dominican Republic. The sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country against the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. The ‘butterflies’, their secret code name, were brutally murdered by the regime in 1960.
Based on Julia Álvarez’s popular novel, the martyred butterflies come to vibrant life in a warm, brilliant, and dramatic production by the talented duo – playwright Caridad Svich and director José Zayas– that brought us the critically acclaimed production of Isabel Allende’s “The House of the Spirits” in 2009.

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