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John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below!

John Early: Literally Me (Tonight, 12/3; $15)

Help Ars Nova Artist-in-Residence, infamous Showgasm host and industry darling John Early pick his headshots LIVE in Literally Me, a searingly intimate evening of stand up, character, music, and body rolls.

This show comes to you as part of Ars Nova's Showgasm Spotlight series, designed to give artists working in the same adventurous vein as Ars Nova's monthly variety show, Showgasm. a chance to try out a full-length evening of work in front of a live audience.

Showgasm (Wednesday, 12/4; $5)

What is Showgasm you ask? It's a character actress fever dream, inherently knowing the choreography to Rhythm Nation, the anti-messy bun. Or more simply put, a raucous variety show with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate, and the final Showgasm you'll have this year! Come. You've never looked better!

Hosted by John Early. Featuring DJ Hamm Samwich and performances by Bridget Everett, Kate Berlant, Cocoon Central Dance Team, Isaac Oliver, Cody Owen Stine, Mimi Fischer, Ruby Roo, Nicole Spiezio and additional performers to be announced.

Uncharted Concert Series (Thursday, 12/5 - Sunday, 12/8; $15)

Ars Nova invites you to join us for the Uncharted Concert Series, showcasing work by the rising stars in our musical theater writers group: Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary, Anna K. Jacobs & Michael R. Jackson, Charles Vincent Burwell & James D. Sasser, and Shaina Taub & Jen Silverman. The concerts will feature original work from the new musicals being created by the writers during their residencies, alongside favorites from their songbooks.

Thursday, 12/5: Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary. Featuring Ally Bonino, Max Chernin, Sam Heldt, Andrew Kober, Amy Linden, Michael Marcotte and Emily Walton.

Friday, 12/6: Anna K. Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson. Directed by Stephen Santa. Musical direction by Lynne Shankel. Featuring Amelia Cormack, Jillian Gottlieb, Benjamin Howes, Christiana Little, Melody Madarasz, Eric William Morris, Aaron Riesebeck and Kaye Tuckerman.

Saturday, 12/7: James D Sasser and Charles Vincent Burwell. Featuring John Gardiner, Sydney James Harcourt, TJ Mannix, Javier Munoz, John Rose and Andre Ward.

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