The Zipper March Line-Up incl. Behar, Rubin-Vega & Mullally

February 18
2:48 2008

The Zipper Factory (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) will present the following performances in the theater in March 2008:

Good Girls go places. Bad Girls go  . . . Everywhere!
When:  Saturday, March 1 at 8:30 pm
Tickets: $20

Join the Wau Wau Sisters, the only two-girl circus in the world, in their return to The Zipper.  Having recently traveled the world, they are more than ready to teach the audience their own meaning of the term "foreign relations!"  Spreading the love  (that knows no boundaries), the Sisters will regale with tawdry tales from P-town to Portugal, London to LaChapelle . . . from Feasting Down Under to Cruising Up the "Mexican Riviera" (with 1,800 lesbians).  After performing for "Queens" the world over, the girls recently capped it off with a "Royal Flush" in England's famed tabloids!

Challenging the state of reverence and preciousness of the Cirque du Soleil aesthetic, the Wau Wau Sisters carve out a new niche for circus events – right in front of you - so close you can see the sinew of their muscles, the sweat on their skin . . . and the tear in their fishnets! A sly mix of jaw dropping physical prowess and guileless mayhem, the show starts at a break-neck pace and gets wilder from there!

If you like your girls strong and your cocktails stronger, pull up a (car) seat, order a drink and behold as the Wau Wau Sisters, New York's bravest and bawdiest burlesque darlings, share more than you bargained for in their first show stateside since last summer.   In one festive, freewheeling evening they prove that love and liquor can unite nations and bring peace and love - if not forever, at least for one night!

When:  Sundays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $20 ($5 discount for clowns in make-up)

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret returns to New York in March. When the Cirkus began in 1995, it set the stage for today's vaudeville and burlesque revival, and since then has become a legend in the New York and national performance scene. The Bindlestiffs have featured over 400 variety acts, toured nationally for the past fourteen years, and brought vaudeville back to Times Square.

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret brings together elements of circus, sideshow, vaudeville, burlesque, and cabaret to provide a stage for some of the most talented performing artists in the world. Jugglers, clowns, acrobats, and trapeze artists share the stage with musicians, magicians, dancers, daredevils, and more. Each show features a unique combination of acts, but all promise a legendary lineup of circus feats, sideshow marvels, and world-class entertainers.

Every show features Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founders Philomena and Kinko the Clown, along with an amazing lineup of entertainment legends.

By Eileen Atkins
Starring Kathleen Chalfant and Patricia Elliott / Directed by Pamela Berlin
Presented by The No Frills Company
When:  Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 7:00 pm (Mondays at 7 pm through April 28)
Tickets: $35

Award winning actresses Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America) and Patricia Elliott ("One Life to Live," A Little Night Music, The Shadow Box) star in The No Frills Company's presentation of Vita and Virginia, a play by Eileen Atkins adapted from the correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West and directed by Pamela Berlin.  The play, about two extraordinary 20th Century women exploring their passions - literary and otherwise - takes place in the 1920s and 1930s and through the first years of WWII. It deals, in a very timely way, with women seeking their place in the world as they face personal and professional conflicts.

jeremy schonfeld
When:  Monday, March 3 at 9:30 pm
Tickets: $20

jeremy schonfeld, backed by his full band and surprise special guests, showcases his unique rock-theater fusion from his previously released albums "Blue Skies & All," and "Drift," as well as workshopping new music from "37 Notebooks," his latest studio album.   "37 Notebooks" (which includes an all-star line-up of artists including Shoshana Bean, Adam Pascal, Tracie Thoms, Kelli O'Hara, Lauren Kennedy, and Jarrod Emick, among others) is scheduled for release in April 2008.

Faster, Pussycat! Kvetch! Kvetch!
When:  Saturdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 7:30 pm (Saturdays at 7:30 through April 26)
Tickets: $25

Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad returns to The Zipper for a brand new variety show.  The evening mixes comedy, music, spoken-word and burlesque and, as always, features those gals who learned to smoke at Hebrew School, got drunk at their Bat-Mitzvahs and would rather have more schtuppa than the chupah.

Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad features comedians Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central), Julie Goldman (LOGO, HBO), Jessica Golden (Montreal Comedy Festival, Reign Over Me), Poppi Kramer ("The Biggest Loser"), Cynthia Levin (Comedy Central, "Comics Unleashed"), Shawn Pelofsky (E!, "Comics Unleashed"), Jessica Wood ("Showtime at the Apollo") and Rena Zager (Comedy Central, VH-1) spoken word artist Vanessa Hidary (HBO), the burlesque duo Sister Schmaltz, the klezmer all-star house band The Four Skins and the host, the queen of quick change, comedian and chanteuse The Goddess Perlman (Last Comic Standing).

When:  Thursday, March 13 and Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $25

The multi-talented comedian/actress/talk-show host/author returns with more intimate evenings at The Zipper.  A funny, dishy delight, with each night's proceeds going to benefit one of Ms. Behar's favorite charities.

Daphne Rubin-Vega
When:  Friday, March 14 at 8:00 and 10:30 pm
Tickets: $25

Broadway diva Daphne Rubin-Vega (two-time Tony nominee for originating the role of "Mimi" in Rent, as well as for her role in Nilo Cruz' Anna in the Tropics) hits The Zipper stage with her band for two concerts, featuring music from her two albums "Redemption Songs" and "Souvenirs."

Money. Fame. Love. Don't look down.
Music by Andrew Gerle
Lyrics by Andrew Gerle, Eddie Sugarman and Maryrose Wood
Starring Mark Jacoby, Michael Marcotte, Kate Rockwell and Lynne Wintersteller
Directed by David Schweizer
When:  Monday, March 17 and Monday, March 31 at 9:30 PM
Tickets: $20

An injured baseball player imagines getting back to the big leagues . . . A girl finds the courage to be herself on a reality TV show . . . A recording superstar confronts the loneliness of the spotlight . . . A woman from a poor neighborhood remembers the public library that fueled her dreams and changed her life. Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Mark Jacoby and Drama Desk nominee Lynne Wintersteller are joined by newcomers Michael Marcotte and Kate Rockwell (TV's "Grease: You're The One That I Want") in an evening of song directed by David Schweizer, who has helmed productions from Lincoln Center and City Opera to Mabou Mines and The Culture Project.

Composer and lyricist Andrew Gerle is a three-time recipient of the Richard Rodgers Award (with Maryrose Wood), administered by Stephen Sondheim and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and lyricist Eddie Sugarman were awarded a 2006 Jonathan Larson Award for their show, Meet John Doe, which had its critically-acclaimed world premiere last season at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC, directed by Eric Schaeffer and orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick.

From vegans to Vegas, soldiers to supermoms, Up is a musical revue for everyone who has dreamed of something more.

When:  Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15

The Sharp Things are a dozen-plus strong orch pop ensemble from NYC led by singer/songwriter Perry Serpa.  The band offers up a mixed bag of influences, (Bacharach, Scott Walker, Elton John, Marvin Gaye, etc...) that at first glance can be a little overwhelming, but ultimately makes total sense. The sprawling outfit's latest and third long player, "A Moveable Feast" (Bar/None) was received with accolades, with Harp Magazine saying, "On their third full-length, New York's favorite 10-plus-member chamber-pop outfit have crafted a record that's as theatrical and ambitious as the group itself. . . you'll find yourself swept up and away into another more polished and cinematic world." The show will feature guest singers and musicians.

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