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The Tank

312 W. 36th Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY
Goldine at the Garment Factory

Marielle Solan

Layer the Walls: A Puppet Performance about the Lower East Side Tenements *

Liz Parker, Rachel Sullivan & Spica Wobbe

March 1 - 4, 2018
March 1 @ 11am & 8pm
March 2 @ 11am & 8pm
March 3 @ 3pm & 8pm
March 4 @ 3pm
$10 youth ticket/ $18 adult ticket

40 layers! There are 40 layers of wallpaper on the walls of an aging New York City tenement building. 40 Layers plastered to the walls by the hundreds of immigrant families who called this building home. Each layer contains stories of everyday Italian, Jewish and Irish immigrants surviving storms, building bridges, creating new policies and shaping a new American identity. The steady walls of this aging building have been keeping these stories safe for over 100 years, but soon the building will be torn down. What will happen to these extraordinary stories of ordinary immigrants when the wrecking ball arrives? The building is determined to save the stories even if it can’t save itself. Brought to life with puppetry, mask, live action and music. Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

About the Show: Layer the Walls was part of New Victory LabWorks in 2016 and is generously supported by a Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant. The show began with a trip to the NYC Tenement museum when the creators learned of the layers of wallpaper found on the tenement walls - layers that contained stories of the families who inhabited the apartments long ago. Utilizing shadow puppetry, Bunraku puppets, masks and toy theater, the show is able to bring the immigrants' stories to life and stimulate an investigation about immigration in today’s world.

* Recipient of a Family Grant (2017)


145 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY

Symphonie Fantastique *

Basil Twist

March 29 - May 31, 2018
Tue - Sat @ 8:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays @ 4pm

Twenty years ago in 1998, Basil Twist debuted his boundary-breaking response to Berlioz’s 1830 "Symphonie Fantastique" to universal acclaim, inaugurating HERE's intimate Dorothy B. Williams Theatre. In the two decades since Symphonie Fantastique's premiere, Basil Twist has become an internationally recognized artist in opera, ballet, and on Broadway, and has won countless awards including the illustrious MacArthur Fellowship. Twist will revisit his legendary masterpiece as part of HERE’s 25th Anniversary Season. In this revival, accompanied live by a virtuosic pianist playing the exquisite Liszt transcription, Symphonie floats and swirls in a 1,000-gallon water tank neatly disguised as a puppet stage. For the many who never saw it, and for those who relish seeing it again and again, the return of this tour de force to HERE is the event of the season.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Presenters Grant (2017), Production Grant (1998) and Workshop Grant (1996)

Starr Bar

214 Starr Street
Brooklyn, NY

Everything is Fine: A Children's Show For Scared Adults Living in a Scary World

The Grizzly Boys

February 27, 2018
Every Tuesday in February

Feb 6 at 7:30 pm
Feb 13 at 7:30 pm
Feb 20 at 7:30 pm
Feb 27 at 7:30 pm
$0-$25 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)

EPISODE 4: The Final Chapter!

In the 4th and final episode of this season of Everything is Fine, a terrible tragedy has struck our beloved puppet filled world. Luckily, not even being murdered can stop host Lionel Cousins from teaching us all a thing or two about the importance of glamour. Also Jonas the sing-a-long puppet is out of police custody and ready to shine!

Guests this week include: Rozoomba the Former Sex Robot, Fishee the Fish Product fish product, and the Ghost of God! And as always: RANDOM DOOR PRIZE$$$

The Laurie Beechman Theatre

407 W. 42nd Street

Israel David Groveman

What Just Happened? An Adult Cabaret with Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

February 27, 2018
Tuesday February 27th 7-8 pm doors open at 6 for seating
$20 with a $20 food and drink minimum

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph takes a break from Sesame Street to perform her adult cabaret.With music, stories, and unexpected whimsy,ANYTHING can happen! Featuring Michael Hicks on piano.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium

Where in the World Have You Been? Julie Taymor talks with her First Fellows

Julie Taymor World Theater Fellowship

March 8, 2018
One day only. 6pm - 8pm.

Join a conversation with visionary director Julie Taymor and the first three recipients of the Julie Taymor World Theater Fellowship. In Japan, Zach Dorn experienced Karakuri's robotic puppet shows driven by waterwheels in a traditional form over three centuries old. Hector Flores Komatsu sought out the theatrical magic of Mexico's rural and indigineous communities. Jesca Prudencio explored the "outsider" in Thai folk puppetry, Japan's Noh drama, and Phillipine parades and festival. For this special Library program, they will talk with Julie Taymor and show video clips of their exploits as emerging directors in Japan, Mexico, Thailand, and the Phillipines.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Jim Henson Exhibition

Museum of the Moving Image

starting July 22, 2017
Wednesday-Thursday 10:30am-5:00pm
Friday 10:30am-8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-6:00pm

Opening Saturday July 22, 2017

The Jim Henson Exhibition explores Henson's groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. This new exhibition features approximately 300 objects to tell the story of how Henson and a talented team of designers, performers, and writers created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages. Among the highlights are nearly 50 puppets including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Gobo Fraggle, and Wendell Porcupine; character sketches, storyboards, scripts, and photographs; and nearly 30 monitors with video clips from throughout his career and three large-scale video installations.

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street
New York, NY

Photo: Carol Rosegg

Avenue Q

Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx (Music & Lyrics), Jeff Whitty (Book)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00pm
Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday - 3:00pm & 7:30pm

AVENUE Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancee Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.