April Shows, Come Get It!

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Helloooooo, April! As the cold weather is starting to recede, we're welcoming spring with these great shows below! Be sure to check it out! Normally we don't recommend Broadway shows but Dede is a real one so be sure to check out her big debut at Studio 54! Also, big THANK YOU to Monet Hurst-Mendoza for filling in for Maria!


*PSSST! I was able to use a promo code "PPLMVR18" for Miss You Like Hell to get $30 (no fee) tickets.* 


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MISS YOU LIKE HELL
@ The Public Theater until May 6

After reading Olivia's suicidal blog post, her estranged mother, Beatriz, travels to Philadelphia to pick her up from school and bring her back to California for a week. As the two journey west, what ostensibly began as a mother trying to help her daughter gets turned upside down when Olivia discovers that her mother is facing deportation. It is now Olivia that must help Beatriz but will she? Can she?

Cast:

Marinda Anderson – Lawyer
Danny Bolero – Manuel
Andrew Cristi – Motel Desk Guy
Latoya Edwards – Pearl
Shawna M. Hamic – Legal Clerk
Marcus Paul James – Police Officer
Gizel Jiménez – Olivia
David Patrick Kelly – Higgins
Michael Mulheren – Mo
Daphne Rubin-Vega – Beatriz
Martín Solá – Manuel Understudy

Produced by The Public Theater
Book & Lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Music & Lyrics by Erin McKeown
Directed by Lear deBessonet
Choreography by Danny Mefford
Scenic Design - Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design - Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design - Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design - Jessica Paz
Hair & Makeup Design - J. Jared Janas & Dave Bova
Co-Orchestrations - Charlie Rosen & Erin McKeown
Music Coordinator - Michael Aarons
Music Director - Cody Owen Stine
Music Supervisor & Additional Arrangements - Julie McBride

 
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THE PIPELINE FESTIVAL 2018
@ WP Theater until April 29

Workshop productions of NYC's most exciting, emerging and established, female & trans playwrights. Every weekend during the month of April, you can see a new play in the early stages of development on the upper west side at WP Theater.

This year's festival includes works by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, MJ Kaufman, Sylvia Khoury, Zoe Sarnak, and Leah Nanako Winkler.

Performances are Thursdays to Saturday with tickets going for $25/$35. A $60 pass for the entire festival is also offered. 


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CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
@ Studio 54 until September 9

The touching love story of James Leeds, a new teacher at a school for the deaf, and Sarah Norman, a deaf woman on the custodial staff, that begs the audience to really listen. This 1980 Tony Award winner for Best Play is revived with Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff. Each performance will offer either closed captions, supertitles, or ASL interpretations. 

Cast:

Julee Cerda - Edna Klein
Treshelle Edmond - Lydia
Anthony Edwards - Mr. Franklin
Joshua Jackson - James Leeds
Kecia Lewis - Mrs. Norman
John McGinty - Orin Dennis
Lauren Ridloff - Sarah Norman

Understudies:
James Caverly - Orin Dennis
Matthew Jaeger - James Leeds/Mr. Franklin
Gayle Samuels - Mrs. Norman/Edna Klein
Tami Lee Santimyer - Sarah Norman/Lydia

Produced by Berkshire Theater Group, Roundabout Theater Co., Tamar Climan, Hal Luftig, and others.
Written by Mark Medoff
Directed by Kenny Leo
Scenic Design - Derek McLane
Costume Design - Dede Ayite
Lighting Design - Mike Baldassari
Director of Artistic Sign Language - Alexandria Wailes
Sound Design - Jill BC Du Boff
Original Music - Branford Marsalis
Production Stage Manager - Cambra Overend
Stage Manager - Kamra A. Jacobs