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New York Theatre Workshop Partners With FAB Cafe During Peter and the Starcatcher, Opens 2/18

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FAB Cafe, the artists' cafe in the East 4th Street Cultural District, is planning a sweet surprise to celebrate the opening week of New York Theatre Workshop's musical Peter and the Starcatcher. FAB Cafe will celebrate its new concession partnership with New York Theatre Workshop by offering delicious mini-cupcakes from the Lower East Side Girls Club's Sweet Things Bakeshop starting February 18, 2011. Cupcakes will be sold for $1 and will be available in the theater's lobby during performances and at the Cafe's main location at 75 East 4th Street. For kids, it doesn't get better - an entertaining, exciting show hand in hand with sweets.

Peter and the Starcatcher, which is based on the children's book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, takes you on a journey as a company of 12 actors play some 50 characters to answer the age old question: How did Peter become The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up? Preview performances start February 18th. Written by Rick Elice and Directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, the show opens Wednesday, March 9. Tickets and further information are available at www.nytw.org.

The sweet little pastries will be offered in two classic flavors, chocolate and vanilla, with a sprinkled topping. They are made by another not for profit with an entrepreneurial bent, the Lower East Side Girls Club at their Sweet Things Bake Shop. The Sweet Things Bake Shop is also a program that gives young women a chance to learn business skills while earning a minimum wage.

This is the first concession collaboration between FAB Cafe and a neighboring theaters. FAB Cafe will continue to offer speciality foods around openings and events.

FAB Cafe & the East Village Visitors Center is a hotspot for artists and art lovers alike. Stop by before a show for a cup of MUD coffee of any time to chat with one of our local artists/baristas. The Cafe is operated by Fourth Arts Block (FAB) the leadership organization for the East 4th Street Cultural District, working to improve and promote the East Village/LES as the destination for diverse, experimental culture. To learn more about the Fourth Arts Block, please visit www.fabnyc.org. FAB Cafe is open Mon. - Fri. 7am-8pm, Sat. & Sun. 9am-8pm

New York Theatre Workshop is a remarkable off-Broadway theatre noted for its acclaimed and innovative productions. A workshop where artists create new work, hone their craft and collaboratively explore theatre. All rooted in the cozy East Village digs located in the heart of New York's downtown arts scene. To learn more about New York Theatre Workshop, visit www.nytw.org.

Rick Elice, co-writer of the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys and The Addams Family, along with actor-director-author Roger Rees, probably best known for his Tony Award-winning performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winning director Alex Timbers, founder and artistic director of Les Freres Corbusier and director of the highly-acclaimed production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, have created an imaginative new play based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatchers. In it, a company of 12 actors play some 50 characters on a journey to answer the century-old questions: How did Peter become The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up?  The show runs February 18 - April 3. Tickets are $70 and can be purchase tickets here.

The Lower Eastside Girls Club provides a place where girls and young women 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs the Lowe East Side Girls Club provides girls with the vision to plan - and the tools to build - their future. All Girls Club programs develop environmental, entrepreneurial and ethical leadership in the girls they serve. For more information on the Lower East Side Girls Club visit www.girlsclub.org.

 

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