Wednesday, May 22, 2013

GAYFEST NYC, INC. FIFTH FESTIVAL OF PLAYS PRESENTS “MOONLIGHT AND LOVE SONGS” BY SCOTT C. SICKLES DIRECTED BY STEVEN PETRILLO

GAYFEST NYC, INC.
FIFTH FESTIVAL OF PLAYS
PRESENTS
“MOONLIGHT AND LOVE SONGS”
BY SCOTT C. SICKLES
DIRECTED BY STEVEN PETRILLO

FEATURING NICK BAILEY, D.H. JOHNSON, KATHRYN MARKEY,
GERALD MCCULLOUCH, ROBERT MEKSIN, COREY RICHMOND SKAGGS
AND CHRISTINE VERLENY

PERFORMANCES BEIGN MAY 23, 2013
AT ABINGDON THEATRE ARTS COMPLEX

OPENING NIGHT SET FOR MAY 24, 2014

TICKETS NOW ON SALE


New York, NY (May 20, 2013) – GAYFEST NYC, Inc. (Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, Producers;  Craig Wesley DivinoAssociate Producer), the country’s premier producer of new LGBT-themed plays, present the Fifth Festival of Plays, a four-week event filled with powerful theatre works spotlighting gay issues. The Festival opens with New York premiere of Moonlight and Love Songs written by Scott C. Sickles.  Directed by Steven Petrillo, the 7-member cast featuresNick Bailey, D.H. Johnson, Kathryn Markey, Gerald McCullouch, Robert Meksin, Corey Richmond Skaggs and Christine VerlenyPerformances begin Thursday, May 23 and will continue through Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex (312 West 36th Street).  Opening night is Friday, May 24, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.  All proceeds from GAYFEST NYC benefit the Harvey Milk High School.

Moonlight and Love Songs finds forty-five and alone, architect Harry Wallace’s romantic dreams come true when he falls in love with Jim, a young college student. Their romance seems motion picture-perfect until a staggering revelation causes it to implode. Public outrage follows as Jim attempts to repair the damage caused by his betrayal and Harry finds himself complicit in the deception.

The creative team includes Michael Bottari and Ronald Case (Set and Costumes), and John Eckert (Lighting).  The Production Stage Manager is Amy Francis Schott.

Single tickets are priced at $25 and are available at www.Theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101. For additional information log onto: www.GAYFESTNYC.com. 

The 2013 GAYFEST NYC Festival continues with the world premiere of The Loves of Mr. Lincoln written by David Brendan Hopes and will be directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne.  Performances begin Thursday, June 6, 2013 and will continue throughSunday, June 16, 2013.  Opening Night is set for Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.


In addition, the Festival will present a special event:  The BaSiC Theatre Project production of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, written by Mois├ęs Kaufman and directed by Zi Alikhan. Performances are set to begin Thursday, May 30, 2013 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 16, 2013.  Openinig night is Friday, May 31, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

LUIS BRAVO’S FOREVER TANGO RETURNS TO HEAT UP BROADWAY

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ENTERTAINMENT PHENOMENON

L U I S   B R A V O ’ S   F O R E V E R   T A N G O

RETURNS TO HEAT UP BROADWAY FOR TEN WEEKS ONLY THIS SUMMER
AT THE WALTER KERR THEATRE
TUESDAY, JULY 9 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

FEATURING FIVE-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER
GILBERTO SANTA ROSA
AS THE FIRST SPECIAL GUEST STAR THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (Tuesday, May 21, 2013) - Luis Bravo’s internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon Forever Tango, will return to the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street), its original Broadway home, for ten weeks only with performances beginning Tuesday, July 9, 2013 through Sunday, September 15, 2013 and an official opening set for Sunday, July 14, 2013.  Five-time Grammy Award-winner Gilberto Santa Rosa will star as the first special guest star for the first three weeks of the engagement.  Future vocalist casting will be announced at a later date.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Created and directed by Luis BravoForever Tango has touched the souls of millions worldwide since its inception in San Francisco in 1994, where it thrilled audiences for nearly two years. Called “A must-see” by the New York TimesForever Tango originally opened on Broadway 1997 where it played the Walter Kerr and Marquis Theatres for fourteen months and earned multiple Tony® and Drama Desk Award nominations. Celebrated by critics and audiences alike, the international sensation returned to Broadway’s Shubert Theater for a limited four month engagement in 2004.

Gilberto Santa Rosa is one of the most successful Latin music vocalists in the world, having achieved, to date, fourteen #1 hits on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart, a multitude of Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums and five Grammy Awards.  Santa Rosa has the honor of being the artist with the most #1 hits on Billboard’s Tropical Albums chart (11 total).

Forever Tango is music, drama, culture, a way of life.  The popularity of tango has exploded all over the world. Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango is a feeling that you dance. A story is channeled through the flick of the leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot, and the arch of an eyebrow. It’s passionate, yet melancholic. Tender, yet violent. You dance it with somebody, but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself. Sixteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and the eleven-piece Forever Tangoorchestra will leave you breathless.

Fans of Gilberto Santa Rosa will have first access to seats via an exclusive online presale Tuesday, May 21 through Monday, May 27, 2013.  To participate, fans must “like” Santa Rosa or Forever Tango on Facebook or follow either of them on Twitter in order to gain access to the online ticketing link. 

The performance schedule for Forever Tango will be as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 pm with 3 pm matinee performances on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Tickets, which range from $30.00 to $149.00 (premium seating ranges from $175 to $199), go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 via telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200/(800) 432-7250. The Walter Kerr Theatre box office (219 West 48th Street) will open on Monday, June 17, 2013. Groups of 10 or more can be purchased through telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6262 in New York or (800) 432-7780 outside the NY Metro area.