SHOWGASM, TOE PICK!, ON THIS ISLAND and More Set for Ars Nova, Feb-March 2014
Ars Nova announces a February and March lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater programming.
Coming up in February and March:
(All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted)
Showgasm. Valentine's Day Edition! (Thursday, 2/13; $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. Come. You've never looked better!
Hosted by John Early. Featuring DJ Hamm Samwich and performances by Bruce Bundy, Claywoman, Katina Corrao, Adam Feldman and additional performers to be announced.
TOE PICK! The Complete Ice Capades of Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding (Friday, 2/21; $15)
Created & Performed by Zackary Grady
Directed by Zackary Grady and Kevin Cahoon
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Featuring Lauren Blumenfeld, Kevin Cahoon, Jenny Donheiser, John Early, Janna Emig, Jessica Frey, Stephanie Hsu, Sunita Mani, Tallie Medel, Isaac Oliver, Nicole Spiezio and Eric Williams
In 1994, one whack propelled figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding into a tabloid frenzy that still captivates twenty years later. Who attacked Nancy? What did Tonya know? And most importantly, why?!?! Relive every moment as we put on our scrunchies and land our best triple axels in the greatest story ever to write itself.
UNCHARTED 2014: Kickoff Concert! (Monday, 2/24; $15)
Join us in welcoming the new members of our 2014 Uncharted Group with this celebratory kickoff concert! Throughout the year, music/theater makers Cesar Alvarez, Andrew R. Butler & Andrew Farmer, EllaRose Chary & Brandon James Gwinn, Cory Finley & Jeremy Lloyd and Landon Marcus & Chas LiBretto will come together with their peers from the founding group to support each other in the creation of brand new musicals. This intimate evening will feature selections from their songbooks and vibrant new tunes, paving the way for a banner year of creativity!
On This Island: Episode 8 (Tuesday, 2/25; $15)
Hosted by Adam Knight
Featuring folk singer Jay Brannan, author Jen McGuire, resident musician Phil Pickens, actor-writer Jiehae Park, opera sensation Anita Rachelishvili, filmmaker Jeff Seal and additional performers to be announced!
Join us for episode 8 of Slant Theatre Project's live-theatrical podcast, a night of New York City-inspired storytelling locals are bound to love! In this episode, Siren Song, musicians, writers and theater artists unite to explore their long-term relationships with this seductive port of call and question whether its allure ought to be trusted.
Dis' Bitch: An Evening with Michelle Buteau (Thursday, 2/27; $15)
You might recognize comedy superstar Michelle Buteau from Enlisted, Best Week Ever or The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Unless you don't have a television, then just take our word for it - she's very famous. Prepare to have your life changed in a night of light-skinn'd-Caribbean-Jersey wonderment that you didn't even know existed. Seriously, have a good time, because there are no refunds. Trust.
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.
You Like Me: An Evening of Classic Acceptance Speeches (Saturday, 3/1, $15 **7pm and 9:30pm shows**)
Created by Rachel Shukert & Michael Schulman
Directed by Peter James Cook
Featuring Mike Albo, Jackie Hoffman, Erin Markey, Michael Musto, The O'Debra Twins, Molly Pope, Justin Sayre and Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad