92YTribeca Theater Hosts SISTER ACT Talk-back, Winter Picnic, And More
92YTribeca is 92nd Street Y's downtown arts and culture venue in New York City. Opened in October 2008, 92YTribeca presents music, comedy, film, theater, talks, classes, family events, and Jewish community and holiday programs in a versatile, street-level, modern space at 200 Hudson Street. In addition to the mainstage and screening room, the venue houses an art gallery, lounge, bar, café, seminar and meeting rooms, and free Wi-Fi around the space. With programs developed by a professional curatorial team in partnership with staff, local artists and arts organizations, new-media companies, fellow presenters, and community and cause-based organizations, 92YTribeca aims to engage a diverse community of young people from around the New York. For more information, visit www.92YTribeca.org.
UPCOMING THEATER EVENTS AT 92YTRIBECA
Wed, Dec 21, 7pm, $12
THE PRINCES OF PERSUASION'S WINTER PICNIC
The Princes of Persuasion – Ithai Benjamin's band of robotic puppets – invite you to their first ever indoor winter picnic to sing songs about romantic confusion, chilled imagination and random winter life. Starring Destiny Mazursky, Ithai Benjamin, Linda the Ballerina, Domingo Santa Fanus and special guests, The Princes of Persuasion's Winter Picnic features all new songs written by Benjamin and Rebeca Raney.
***JUST ADDED*** Wed, Jan 11, 7pm, tickets from $15
ON STAGE WITH RUSSIAN TRANSPORT, FEATURING Janeane Garofalo AND Erika Sheffer
Join 92YTribeca for a special conversation about The New Group's production of Russian Transport, as playwright Erika Sheffer and actress Janeane Garofalo discuss the play's backstory and its journey to the stage. Russian Transport is a suspenseful family drama set in the Russian Jewish community of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Diana and Misha, an immigrant couple, run a struggling car service while trying to carve out the American Dream for their teenagers, Alex and Mira. When Diana's sexy and mysterious brother Boris arrives to stay with them, family loyalty is tested. For Alex and Mira, Uncle Boris is an exciting addition to their home, but soon Alex is pulled into his Uncle's dangerous world. Russian Transport captures the complex layers of one very particular immigrant experience.
Tue, Jan 24, 12-1 pm, tickets from $18
SISTER ACT: SONGS AND TALK-BACK WITH THE CAST
Members of the cast of Sister Act, the high-energy Broadway musical comedy, sing favorite songs and talk about what it's like to bring to life this inspiring story of sisterhood and friendship. The show, based on the hit film, features an uplifting new score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), mixes the sounds of disco, soul, funk and R&B and is directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks (La Cage aux Folles). Moderated by Adam Feldman, president of the New York Drama Critics' Circle.
Wed, Jan 25, 12-1 pm, tickets from $18
FIRST STEPS, MISSTEPS AND HOME RUNS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY
Before Stomp!, before Jerry Lewis performed in Broadway's revival of Damn Yankees, before David Mamet's Oleanna or Dinner with Friends, Mitchell Maxwell was a young man who dreamed of becoming a Broadway producer. Maxwell shares an insider's view of Broadway at its most joyous, from his early days of summer stock through his award-winning career. Mitchell Maxwell is a producer, director and 35-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He has produced seven Broadway shows (including those mentioned above), more than 30 off-Broadway and regional productions, four national tours, three West End productions and several films.