as well as works by Alfredo Jaar, Jemima Kirke, Ed Ruscha, Marc Dennis, Dustin Yellin and more!
(Book by Janine Nina Trevens, Music by Eric Rockwell, & Lyrics by Margaret Rose)
A look back at centuries past to famous and “not so famous” kids who changed the world for us today.
(Book by Christina Franklin, Music by Michael Mulder, based on the original concept & lyrics by Gary Bagley)
Jane isn’t in Kansas City anymore; will she find her place in NYC?
(Conceived by Emmanuel Wilson, Music & Lyrics by Jill Abramovitz, Brad Alexander, Joanne Bogart, Deirdre Broderick, Helen Chayefsky, Douglas J. Cohen, Michael Colby, Jim Colleran, Gary Gardner, Ned Paul Ginsburg, Johannes Gluck, Tammy Holder, John Kroner, Eric Rockwell, Arianna Rose, Lawrence Rush, Evan Schiff, Tom Toce)
A typical day in the life of a kid!
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How: Tickets on sale now!
Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced, led by Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. The event will take place beginning at with pre-show cocktails at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center* lobby, awards and performance in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, plus a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception afterwards at the upcoming Lincoln Center exhibition of costumes from Olivier and Tony Award winning musicals, Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York. The fundraiser will feature a Silent Auction and a Live Auction whose prizes will include tickets to Hamilton, an $8000 Azamara cruise to anywhere in the world, and a UniWorld River Cruise valued at $10,000. VIP Honoree tickets are $200 and will include reserved seating at both performance and reception; VIP tickets are $150 and will include unreserved seating at performance and reception/exhibition. There will also be a $90 show-only general admission ticket. Tickets are on sale at http://truonline.org/events/
TRU will be recognizing three people who are each helping to change the landscape of theater in highly individual ways. The 2016 TRU Spirit of Theater Award will be awarded to theater and film producer Ron Simons(Hughie with Forrest Whitaker, The Gin Game with Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones, revivals of A Streetcar Named Desire and Porgy & Bess, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Turn Me Loose with Joe Morton)for expanding opportunities for African-American artists in commercial theater, and encouraging narratives that dig deeply into the under-represented communities' struggle for dignity and acceptance; the TRU Humanitarian Award will be presented to Shakina Nayfack, transgender activist, actor (TV's "Difficult People") and producer, for her work nurturing and developing new voices through the Musical Theater Factory as well as giving the transgender community a strong, eloquent political voice; and the TRU Entrepreneur Award will go to Jennifer Ashley Tepper, theater historian, producer, Director of Programming at Feinstein's/54 Below, author of The Untold Stories of Broadway historical series being a leading force in bringing the discussion of Broadway histories and traditions to contemporary musical theater, breathing new life into cabaret and successfully tapping into the cultural zeitgeist.
The proceeds from this event directly benefit the programs of Theater Resources Unlimited, a not-for-profit service organization that educates people in the business of the arts, with a focus on producers, emerging theater companies and self-producing artists. Programs include monthly panels, workshops, a Producer Development and Mentorship Program, a new plays and new musicals reading series and a community e-blast of jobs, services, resources and theater events.
For inquiries about the event, email TRUStaff1@gmail.com or call 212-714-7628 or visit http://truonline.org/2016-tru-
* Use of library space for this program does not indicate endorsement by The New York Public Library.
Choreographed by ChristinaNoeland in collaboration with the dancers, and danced by The Creatureto live music and text composed and performed by ChristinaNoeland Aeric Meredith-Goujon, the semi-theatrical dance piece, Belly, is a panoptic review of our treatment of others. Through forced interactions around a dinner table, The Creature's fluctuating proximity juxtaposes closeness and camaraderie with the inability to fully realize empathy for other human beings. Through both comedic and tragic lenses, Belly scopes the depths of white privilege and institutional racism. In the end the question becomes; how can we continue to reorganize our perceptions and differences to reach mutual understanding?
BEGINNING PERFORMANCES NOVEMBER 1st