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Performance Space New York Reveals Fall 2023 Programming For Themed Series Invisible Cultures

Performance Space New York has announced its Fall 2023 programming for Invisible Cultures, its latest series of thematically coalescing interdisciplinary work. Learn more about the full lineup here!

A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE Extends Through Late August

Discover the immersive theater experience of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, where history and celebrity culture collide. Explore Lady Gaga's Lower East Side and uncover hidden gems in this unique journey through time.

Photos: Spin Cycle & JCS Theater Company Present The World Premiere of TRY FOR THE KINGDOM

Spin Cycle & JCS Theater Company present the World Premiere of TRY FOR THE KINGDOM, a new play by Jake Shore (Holy Moly at The Flea), at The Vino Theater in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. See photos from the production. 

Immersive A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE Extends Through July 30

Spin Cycle continues the World Premiere of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, a unique immersive theater experience that blends actual historical walking tour, theatrical character monologue and current celebrity worship culture. Performances, which began on Lady Gaga's birthday (March 28) will continue through July 30.

TRY FOR THE KINGDOM World Premiere to Begin Performances at the Vino Theater in July

Spin Cycle & JCS Theater Company will present the World Premiere of TRY FOR THE KINGDOM, a new play by Jake Shore (Holy Moly at The Flea).

Immersive A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE Extends Through Late June

Spin Cycle has announced an extension of the World Premiere of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, a unique immersive theater experience that blends actual historical walking tour, theatrical character monologue and current celebrity worship culture.

Performance Artist Karen Finley Extends New Show

Karen Finley, a name synonymous with Performance Art, will continue to tackle pandemic anxiety in her newest full length performance piece COVID VORTEX ANXIETY OPERA KITTY KALEIDOSCOPE DISCO.

Iconic Performance Artist Karen Finley Premieres New Work COVID VORTEX ANXIETY OPERA KITTY KALEIDOSCOPE DISCO

After taking on topics including AIDS, Jackie O., Trump, unicorns and Martha Stewart, Karen Finley, a name synonymous with Performance Art, will tackle pandemic anxiety in her newest full length performance piece COVID VORTEX ANXIETY OPERA KITTY KALEIDOSCOPE DISCO.

Immersive Solo A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE Begins Performances March 28

Spin Cycle presents the World Premiere of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, a unique immersive theater experience that blends actual historical walking tour, theatrical character monologue and current celebrity worship culture. Performances begin on Lady Gaga's birthday - Tuesday, March 28.

Celeste Lecesne's POOF! (OR WHAT THE FAIRIES KNOW) to Have Workshop Production at Dixon Place

Broadway actor, performer and Academy Award Winner Celeste Lecesne (formerly James Lecesne) will have a workshop production of his newest solo play POOF! (Or What the Fairies Know) on October 27, 28, and 29th at 7:30 pm.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: All Singing! All Dancing! All Legal! Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville Opens at La MaMa

A collaboration of two of Off-Off-Broadway's favorite historically subversive companies, the HERE production of Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville, presented at La Mama is an entrancingly fun and educational two-hour festival of song, dance and spoken word, beginning as a relaxing communal experience and evolving into a call for activism.

Graffiti Artist Drama HIT THE WALL Premieres

Spin Cycle, Frigid & JCS Theater Company present the World Premiere of HIT THE WALL, a new play by Jake Shore, directed by Timothy Haskell.

Dance/NYC Announces All-Digital Symposium: Three Days Of Content, 500+ Attendees, And Featured Speakers

The service organization Dance/NYC has announced that videos from its fully digital 2022 Symposium are now available for public dissemination. This year's event, which occurred on Thursday March 17-Saturday March 19, 2022, marked Dance/NYC's second successful all-digital Symposium. Over three days, 500+ people attended the event built around the theme Life Cycles. Livelihoods. Legacies., including dance artists, choreographers, artistic directors, administrators, funders, educators, policymakers, dance writers, scholars, and students.

World Premiere Of 'it's alive, IT'S ALIVE' Satirical Musical Cabaret Will Be Performed by John Fleck

Following a four-week workshop production last September, legendary performance artist John Fleck's latest work will get a full, world premiere production in 2022. it's alive, IT'S ALIVE, an outrageous musical satire that reflects on our national panic in the face of the pandemic, opens at the Odyssey Theatre on February 19, with performances continuing through March 20.

BWW Interview: NEA Four Artist John Fleck Is So ALIVE & Still Kicking Up A Storm

Performance artist John Fleck will present four live, work-in-progress performances of his musical cabaret/special event it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE! at the Odyssey Theatre starting September 18th. Had the chance to chat up this infamous NEA FOUR artist on his creativity, his patience in the makeup chair and his creative history with David Schweizer.

Odyssey Theatre Presents John Fleck's Musical Cabaret it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!

We're deconstructing again. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents an entertaining and provoking musical cabaret-style special event, conceived and performed by legendary performance artist John Fleck (Blacktop Highway, Mad Women, NEA Four).

HELGA: THE ARMORY CONVERSATIONS to be Presented by Park Avenue Armory and WQXR/WNYC Studios

Today, Park Avenue Armory and WQXR/WNYC Studios announced a partnership to co-produce HELGA: The Armory Conversations, a new season of the podcast hosted by critically-acclaimed performing artist and WQXR host Helga Davis.

100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN 2021 Conversation Series Announced

Park Avenue Armory has announced the 100 Years | 100 Women Conversation Series in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a continuation of the 100 Years | 100 Women initiative celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment's ratification granting some women the right to vote.

Tickets Now on Sale for THIS AMERICAN WIFE World Premiere

tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of This American Wife. Part loving satire and part piercing examination, This American Wife, running May 20–June 6, is a multi-camera, live-streamed, dark comedy investigating the obsession, idolization, and all-consuming-hunger the women of The Real Housewives engender in many of us.

FourthWall Theatrical, Fake Friends and Jeremy O. Harris Present THIS AMERICAN WIFE World Premiere

FourthWall Theatrical, in association with Fake Friends and Jeremy O. Harris, will present the world premiere of This American Wife, the newest experiment in live internet theater from the creative minds of Circle Jerk running May 20–June 6.

Karen Finley FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Karen Finley has been nominated for Special Citations at the Obie Awards for her work in the show "The American Chestnut".

Karen Finley has won Special Citations (Obie Awards) for her work in the show "The American Chestnut".

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