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1 CONTACTS AT THE NEW 42 nd STREET: Allison Mui (646) 223 - 3067 Arielle Katz (646) 223 - 3065 The New Victory Theater Announces 2014 - 15 Season New Season Opens with the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of T HE O LD M AN AND T HE O L D M OON B y PigPen Theatre Co. Opens September 26 and Seven U.S. Premieres, including U.S. Premiere of Isango Ensemble’s Young Vic production of T HE M AGIC F LUTE : I MPEPE YOMLINGO By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adapted by Mark Dornford - May Transposed for an Orch estra of Marimbas Opens November 1 U.S. Premiere of Complicite’s L IONBOY From the novels by Zizou Corder Opens January 23 U.S. Premiere of P INOCCHIO A Windmill Theatre/State Theatre Company of South Australia production Based on the books by Carlo Collo di Opens March 13 Other Highlights include Off - Broadway Premieres of Golden Dragon Acrobats’ C IRQUE Z VA , A.R.T. Institute’s T HE L IGHT P RINCESS and Rennie Harris RHAW’s L UV : A MERICAN - S TYLE New York, NY (May 29, 2014) – As New York’s premier Off - Broadway theater dedicated to kids and families, The New Victory Theater is pleased to announce six NY premieres and seven U.S. premieres from eight different countries around the world in a new season that runs from September 26, 2014 through June 7 , 2015. Willia mstown Theatre Festival’s T HE O LD M AN AND T HE O LD M OON by PigPen Theatre Co. opens the N EW V ICTORY season from September 26 – October 13. Last seen in New York at the Gym at Judson and in concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom, the s even young actor musicians of PigPen Theatre Co. perform a folk rock fable with spirited music, inventive theatrical effects and a rollicking array of ever - changing characters. 2 From the townships of South Africa, Isango Ensemble bursts onto the New Vic st age in the U.S. Premiere of T HE M AGIC F LUTE : Impempe yomlingo from November 1 – November 9. This Young Vic production received an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival (Young Vic, London) and a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera (Thtre du Chtelet, Paris) for its inspired reimagining of Mozart’s masterpiece opera, sung in English by a cast of more than two dozen voices and performed with an orchestra of marimbas. The internationally - acclaimed Complicite ( Shun - kin , A Disappearing Number ) adapts Zizou Corde r’s bestselling L IONBOY novels in their first show for families and young people. Telling the story of Charlie Ashanti — a boy with the power to speak to cats — this ensemble company fuses theater , acrobatic movement and live percussion to take audience s on a cross - continental rescue mission from January 23 – February 1. P INOCCHIO makes its U.S. premiere from March 13 – March 22 after a successful run at the Sydney Opera House, presented by the Sydney Theatre Company. With bold ballads, angsty anthems and a p lot knotted with tabloid twists, Carlo Collodi’s classic tale gets remastered in this psychedelic rock musical by Windmill Theatre/State The atre Company of South Australia. Celebrate the holiday season with the amazing C IRQUE Z VA from December 5 , 2014 – January 4, 2015. Lauded for their unparalleled pr ecision and dynamic design, the Drama Desk - nominated Golden Dragon Acrobats (New Vic 2005) are the preeminent Chinese acrobatic company touring the U.S. The large cast and spectacular set designs will wow a uds with heart - stopping stunts, ancient artistry and a Lion Dance that will have the crowd roaring. Remaining U.S. premieres include Onyx Productions’ 360 A LLSTARS , showcasing seven street arts champions, including two B - B oys, a cyr wheel artist and a BMX rider, from November 14 – November 30; C AMBUYN , a mix of body percussion, tap dance, hip hop and drumming that forms unique rhythms with African, Irish, Spanish and American influences from February 6 – February 22; and C ATCH M E ! ( A ttrape - m oi ) from Quebe c City’s Flip Fabri Q ue, a young troupe of professional circus artists drawn from Cirque du Soleil and Cirque loize, in a cool, light and gravity - defying performance about camaraderie from March 28 – April 18. Four of the 15 shows in the New Victory 2014 - 15 Season are by American companies, including American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and A.R.T./ MXAT Institute’s T HE L IGHT P RINCESS (February 27 – March 8) , a new musical written by Lila Rose Kaplan and Mike Pettry based on the George MacDonald fairy tale, a nd Rennie Harris RHAW’s L UV : A MERICAN - S TYLE (May 8 – May 17), which sets Dr. Rennie Harris’s hip hop choreography to a soundtrack of chart - topping rock. This year’s “bridge shows,” designed to introduce young theatergoers to a traditional theater setting, include T HE S NAIL AND THE W HALE by London’s Tall Stories ( The Gruffalo , New Vic 2004), based on the much loved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler from October 18 – October 19, and the kid rock concert of two - time GRAMMY - nominated Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players in T HE M YSTERIOUS H AT from April 25 – April 26. Babies as young as four months old are invited to B ABBLE , an immersive theater experience from Northern Ireland’s Replay Theatre Company, while kids ages one to four years will enjoy M INIM N , a solo dance performance about the extraordinary stories found in a seemingly ordinary room. For crafty kids ages two and older, P APER P LANET by Polyglot Theatre ( Tangle , Lincoln Center Out of Doors ) invites families to make original pa per creations and add them to a 3 jungle of cardboard trees filled with paper flora and fauna in a one - of - a - kind i n t e r a c t i v e installation. Please see attachments for complete show descriptions and profiles for all N EW V ICTORY 2014 - 15 season programming. All s elections are subject to change. Accessibility & Public Engagement In consultation with Autism Friendly Spaces , Inc. , select performances of T HE S NAIL AND THE W HALE , C IRQUE Z VA , C ATCH M E ! ( A ttrape - m oi ) and T HE M YSTERIOUS H AT will be modified to accommoda te and support the sensory, social and emotional needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder . The New Vic will also provide Sign - Interpreted and Audio - Described performances for most shows throughout the season. Through these services, The New Victo ry looks forward to welcoming families with diverse needs to the theater all season long. With every show in the season, The New Victory invites audiences to extend their time at the theater for free events/activities that enhance their family’s visit to the New Vic. In addition to post - show T alk - B acks with the creative team and performers, the New Vic offers Arts Express , which invites ticket holders to come early and learn the basic techniques of the art form they’re about to see on stage, and TXT Marks the Spot , which leads participants on a theater - wide, text - based scavenger hunt after the show . With Try This! , patrons can come to the theater early for a fun pre - show activity inspired by the show on stage. Before all shows programmed for our littlest pa trons, Busy Bee pre - show arts and crafts activities are available to bring home as mementos of their first theater adventures. Through these services and activities, every visit to the New Vic is that much more special, memorable and rewarding. The New V ictory Theater continues to find new ways to maintain its status as a cultural home and premier entertainment destination for New York families. Visit NewVictory.org/Calendar for further details. Ticket Information The N EW V ICTORY 2014 - 15 season goes on s ale July 1. Membership renewal begins June 11. Theatergoers who buy tickets for three or more N EW V ICTORY shows qualify for free Membership benefits, including locked - in discount ticket prices , free unlimited exchanges (up to 48 hours in advance) and acces s to a first - look purchase period for newly added performances. Tickets will be available online (NewVictory.org) and by telephone (646.223.3010) . For summer box office hours, please visit http://www.newvictory.org/boxoffice. Beginning September 2 , The N ew Victory Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) will be open Sunday and Monday from 11am - 5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm - 7pm. For shows at The New Victory Theater (except C IRQUE Z VA and the bridge shows ), tickets are $10, $13, $18 or $25 for Members and $15, $19, $28 or $38 at full price, based on seat locations. For C IRQUE Z VA , which runs throughout the holiday season, Member tickets start at $13 and full price tickets start at $19. For bridge shows, Member tickets are $17 and full pri ce tickets are $25. For shows at THE N EW 42 ND S TREET Studi o s and The Duke on 42 nd Street, Member tickets start at $10 and full price tickets start at $15. 4 Credits The New Victory Theater is supported, in part, with public funds from the National End owment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. The New 42nd Street Board of Directors, the New Vic Council and the theater’s dedicated individual, corporate and foundation donors also provide essential contributions, helping to make possible programming of the highest quality. About The New Victory Theater The New Victory The ater introduces extraordinary performing artists from around the world to extraordinary audiences in New York City, bringing kids to the arts and arts to kids. Created in 1995 for young New Yorkers, their families and schoolmates, The New Victory Theater p resents a diverse season of international companies at low ticket prices year after year. Through the theater’s award - winning education programs, The New Victory continues to provide access to schools and communities of New York City who seek to experience and engage with the work on our stages, often for the very first time. The Off - Broadway theater’s contributions to the cultural landscape of the city were celebrated by the prestigious New York critics’ organization, The Drama Desk, which presented The Ne w Victory Theater with a 2012 Special Award for “providing enchanting, sophisticated children’s theater that appeals to the child in all of us, and for nurturing a love of theater in young people.” About The New 42nd Street Building on the foundation of s even historic theaters, The New 42 nd Street leads the dynamic evolution of the reinvented 42 nd Street, cultivating a unique New York City cultural and entertainment destination through its three projects: The New Victory Theater, a performing arts theater devoted to kids and families; the N EW 42 ND S TREET Studios, a state - of - the - art, 10 - story performing arts complex for rehearsal, performance and arts administration; and The Duke on 42nd Street, an intimate black - box theater. An independent, nonprofit organi zation, The New 42nd Street is committed to the transformational power of the arts. # # # 5 The New Victory Theater 2014 - 2015 T HE O LD M AN AND T HE O LD M OON PigPen Theatre Co. New York, New York September 26 – October 13 At The New Victory Theater Direct ed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. Designed by Lydia Fine and Bart Cortright Sound Design by Mikhail Fiksel Cast Alex Falberg, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Ryan Melia, Matt Nuernberger, Arya Shahi and Dan Weschler The endlessly imaginativ e PigPen Theatre Co. elevates traditional storytelling to high art in the fantastical, song - filled play T HE O LD M AN AND T HE O LD M OON . After nearly a lifetime of tending to the old moon, which leaks its liquid light daily, an old man abandons his post when his wife unexpectedly leaves home. T HE O LD M AN AND T HE O LD M OON premiered at the Gym at Judson in 2012, was restaged at Writer’s Theatre in Chicago in 2013 and is a part of the 2014 season at Williamstown Theatre Festival this August. Recently commissione d by Manhattan Theatre Club and Ars Nova as part of “The Writers Room” program, PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film and theat e r at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2008. They have since produced original plays ( The Nig htmare Story , The Mountain Song and The Old Man and The Old Moon ) O ff - Broadway and at regional theaters around the country. Their debut indie - folk album, “Bremen, ” was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview. Their follow u p EP, “The Way I’m Running, ” was released on October 8th, 2013, and was premiered by American Songwriter. Additionally, PigPen is thrilled to work with Writers House, one of the world’s leading young adult literary agencies, to develop their debut children ’s novel. They tour and perform as an indie - rock band and theate r company . Off - Broadway Premiere T HE S NAIL AND T HE W HALE Tall Stories London, England October 18 & October 19 At The New Victory Theater For Ages 4 to 7 Adapted by the company from the pict ure book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Director Toby Mitchell Designer Isla Shaw Lighting Designer James Whiteside Composer Richard Heacock Cast Patrick Bridgman , Lucy Grace and Rosalind Steele 6 Some travel by bus and some get around b y bike, but to see the whole world, it’s best to hitch a ride on the tail of a giant humpback whale. One small snail does just that in T HE S NAIL AND T HE W HA LE , adapted from the Blue Peter Book Award - winning story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Insp ired by the work of UK’s Storybook Soldiers, who help British military personnel abroad record bedtime stories for their children back home, Tall Stories’ “small but ingenious pleasure” ( The Guardian ) uses beautiful live music and lots of laughs to remind us how even little friends can be big heroes. London’s Tall Stories ( The Gruffalo , New Vic 2004) is a registered charity founded by co - directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell in 1997. The company has performed at the National Theatre, at various West En d theat ers and O ff - Broadway. Tall Stories ’ shows tour throughout the UK and have performed abroad as far away as Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Poland, Singapore and Taiwan. U.S. and Off - Broadway Premiere T HE M AGIC F LUTE Isango En semble Cape Town, South Africa November 1 – November 9 At The New Victory Theater Produced by Eric Abraham and the Young Vic Adapted and Directed by Mark Dornford - May Arranged by Pauline Malefane and Mandisi Dyantyis Music Amadeus Mozart Choreogra phy Lungelo Ngamlana Costumes Leigh Bishop Cast Noluthando Boqwana, Mandisi Dyantyis, Thobile Dyasi, Ayanda Eleki, Zamile Gantana, Nontsusa Louw, Sifiso Lupuzi, Pauline Malefane, Bongiwe Mapassa, Zanele Mbatha, Siyasanga Mbuyazwe, Sinethemba Mdena, Z ebulon Mmusi, Mhlekazi (Wha Wha) Mosiea, Zoleka Mpotsha, Nolufefe Mzondi, Siyanda Ncobo, Cikizwa Ndamase, Busisiwe Ngejane, Zolina Ngejane, Sonwabo Ntshata, Tukela Pepeteka, Luvo Rasemeni, Masakane Sotayisi, Ayanda Tikolo From the townships of South Afric a, Isango Ensemble brings a cast of more than two dozen vibrant voices in an inspired reimagining of Mozart’s masterpiece opera T HE M AGIC F LUTE : Impempe yomlingo . Arranged by Isango music directors Pauline Malefane and Mandisi Dyantyis, exhilarating orches trations of marimbas and percussion enliven classic arias . A brilliant fusion of fairy tale and African myth, the show shines especially bright when Malefane performs her acclaimed interpretation of the Queen of the Night. Winner of an Olivier Award for Be st Musical revival, a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera and an Arts and Culture Award (South Africa) for Excellence in Opera, T HE M AGIC F LUTE brims with dazzling drama, crisp comedy and the sublime joy of finding true love. Isango Ensemble is a South Afric an theater company that draws its artists mainly from the townships surrounding Cape Town. Their stage productions ( The Magic Flute : Imepempe y omlingo , A Christmas Carol : Ikrismas Kherol ) reimagine classics from the Western theater canon, finding a new con text for the stories within a South African or township setting, thereby creating inventive work relevant to the heritage of the South African nation. Isango’s award - winning film, U - Carmen eKhayelitsha , and a second film, Son of Man , were filmed on locatio n in 7 Khayelitsha and propelled this historically disadvantaged township into the international spotlight. Local residents were given the opportunity to be part of the films and U - Carmen premiered in Khayelits ha’s O. R. Tambo Sports Centre where it played t here for three weeks to excited audiences. Isango intends to further develop this process by building a truly mixed audience, reflecting and uniting a diverse South African nation . U.S. and Off - Broadway Premiere M INIMN Mons Dansa Barcelona, Spain Nove mber 8 – 23 In Studio 3A/B at the N EW 42 ND S TREET Studios For ages 1 to 4 years Concept and Direct ion Claudia Moreso Music Pascal Comelade, Barbatuques and Winton Marsalis Stage Designer and Construction Miquel Ruz Lighting Roger Guinot Illustrat ion Elenio Pic Animation Hernn Alescio Production Rosa Pino Booking Manager Iva Horvat & Silvia Lorente Cast Sarah Anglada Using lyrical movement and clever projections , a solo dancer discover s stories on the doors of a wardrobe, upon the co vers of a bed and even in the opening of a drawer in M INIM N , which directly translates to “small world.” Created by Barcelona - based Mons Dansa (fo rmerly known as Nats Nus Dansa), t his dance piece specially created for one - to four - year - old s ends with a tr eat for young theatergoers who are invited to explore the set and participate in guided activities with the dancer following the performance. Since 1998, under the direction of Claudia Moreso, Mons Dansa has created artful dance works for kids using chor eography as a channel for communication, expression, amusement and education . T he company ha s earned many awards , including the 2009 Premio Nacional de Catalunya de Dansa, the FETEN 2009 prize and the 2010 Award from the Association Dansa Cat . In 2006, Mon s Dansa launched the educational project “Dansa a les escoles” to introduce contemporary dance to public school students throughout Spain. Mons Dansa is subsidized by the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona (ICUB), Department of Culture and Media of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Ministry of Educati on, Culture and Sports (INAEM) and Ramon L lull Institute (IRL). The company is also a found er/member of La Caldera and a member of TTP (Pblics Tots Theatre Association), ASSITEJ (Association of T heatre for Children and You th) and Te Veo (Theatre for children and youth). While specializing in works for young theatergoers, choreographers Claudia Moreso and Toni Mira have created works for all ages both independently and with dance companies throughout Europe. 8 U.S. and O ff - Broadway Premiere 360 A LLSTARS Onyx Productions Brisbane, Australia November 14 – November 30 At The New Victory Theater Director & Producer Gene Peterson Lighting Design Geoff Squires AV/Video Design Freddy Komp Score Gene Peterson and Sam Perr y Cast Rashaun Daniels, Jared Graham , Rhys Mi ller, Sam Perry, Gene Peterson and Peter Sore 360 A LLSTARS showcases seven street arts cham p s on a single stage with the aim to deconstruct a typical circus by replacing traditional art forms with contemporar y performance styles. Instead of acrobats, break dancer Jared “ B - B oy Leerok ” Graham from New Zealand join s the r oue c yr w heel “ Spin King ” Rhys Miller from Australia. In lieu of a juggler, basketball freestyler Rashaun “Basketball Man” Daniels, from the U.S .A., gives the Harlem Globetrotters a run for their money. And two - time world champion flatland BMX rider Peter Sore, from Hungary, makes a unicycle look easy. Complex beats from multi - award winning percussionist and show director Gene Peterson fuse with t he chart - topping, live - looping beatboxer Sam Perry to complete this international roster of champions who circle the globe and spin circles around the competition. Founded in 2011, Onyx Productions has produced 13 major tours, delivering over 1000 perform ances across Australia, Europe and Asia. In addition to theater - based touring, Onyx regularly caters to festivals and events of scale. 360 A LLSTARS is their latest work and has toured throughout Australia with over 350 performances and workshops , followed by a two month tour throughout Europe. The New Victory Theater will host the company’s U.S. premiere. ***Holiday Show*** Off - Broadway Premiere C IRQUE Z VA Golden Dragon Acrobats Hebei Province, China December 5 – January 4 At The New Victory Theater Creator, Producer and Director Danny Chang Choreographer and Costume Designer Angela Chang Lighting Designer Tony Tucci Technical Director Randy Williamson The newest show from producer and artistic director Danny Chang, C IRQUE Z VA is a fast - pace d, technically innovative and beautifully presented performance . The large cast and spectacular set designs illustrate Chang’s brand of artistic merit, high production value and solid commitment to cultural exchange. Since 1985, the Golden Dragon Acrobats remain the only 9 Chinese acrobatic company touring year - round in the United States, and present over 200 performances at hundreds of venues across the country each year. In 2005, their O ff - Broadway debut and seven - week run at The New Victory Theater earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations (Angela Chang for Best Choreography and Danny Chang for Most Unique Theatrical Experience). Today, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have been recognized as the preeminent Chinese acrobatic company in the U. S. Every year, along with his wife and choreographer Angela Chang, Danny Chang attends different acrobatic competitions to constantly select the most elite performers to join the Golden Dragon Acrobats and work with the industry’s best, including C IRQUE Z VA lighting designer Tony Tucci, a two - time recipient of B. Iden Payne Awards and a Critics Table Award winner for lighting. In recent years, individual members of the Golden Dragons have been recipients of awards at the He bei Regional Acrobatic Competitio n, the China National Acrobatic Competition, the National Teen Acrobatic Competition, the Italian National Acrobatic Competition, the International Young Adult Acrobatic Competition in Japan and the President’s Award at the International Acrobatic Competit ion. U.S. and Off - Broadway Premiere L IONBOY Complicite London, England January 23 – February 1 At The New Victory Theater From the novels by Zizou Corder Adapted by Marcelo Dos Santos The internationally acclaimed Complicite ( Shun - kin , A Disappea ring Number , The Chairs , Mnemonic ) brings its first show for families and young people to the New Vic in a stage adaptation of Zizou Corder’s bestselling L IONBOY novels. In a near future where cars are banned and companies are more powerful than countries, Charlie Ashanti is a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats. When his parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions. All of Complicite’s shows are created over many months of exploration; for the staging of L IONBOY , the company took several trips to the circus and many visits to the zoo. Co - produced with Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse, Wales Millennium Centre a nd Warwick Arts Centre, L IONBOY made its world debut at the Bristol Old Vic in 2013. Complicite, founded by Simon McBurney ( All My Sons ), Annabel Arden and Marcello Magni, began 30 years ago as a collective of theater - makers who broke away from text - based drama and experimented with devising, movement and design to create work that “hinges on the imagination” ( Financial Times , London). Since then, they’ve won a Perrier Comedy Award, multiple Oliviers ( A Disappearing Number, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Visit ) and have headlined the Avignon International Festival. 10 U.S. and Off - Broadway Premiere C AMBUYN E nlace S.C. Canary Islands & Barcelona, Spain February 6 – February 22 At The New Victory Theater Director Carlos Belda Lighting Design Dimas Cadr s Sound Design Ubaldo Prez Set Design Mara Toledo Costumes Raquel Rodrguez Video artist/photo Jonatan Rodrguez Production Josefa Surez Assistant Production Ana Prez Cast Nstor Busquets, Raul Cabrera, Jep Melndez, Berta Pons, Clara Po ns, Jonatan Rodrguez and Rubn Snchez When it comes to making instruments out of everyday objects, anything goes for the Canarian and C atalan artists of C AMBUY N . Wooden crates, recycled glass bottles and even a small matchbox find new life in the hands and feet of this percussion and dance ensemble. Through body percussion, tap dance, hip hop and drumming, these performers trade robust beats and cultural cadences to form unique rhythms with African, Irish, Spanish and American influences. Created by E nlace Servicios Culturales and co - produced by the Tenerife Opera House and L’Estruch de Sabadell in Barcelona, C AMBUY N is inspired by the evolution and cross - cultural pollination of rhythm and music made possible by sea travel. The origin of the show titl e stems from signage used in Spanish trading ports for over 100 years; British ships would dock with sellable goods, inviting locals to row out and “Come Buy On.” Off - Broadway Premiere T HE L IGHT P RINCESS A.R.T. Institute Cambridge, Massachusetts Febru ary 27 – March 8 At The New Victory Theater Music & Lyrics Mike Pettry Book Lila Rose Kaplan Adapted from the fairy tale by George MacDonald Director Allegra Libonati Scenic Design Julia Noulin - Merat Costume Design Arthur Oliver Choreographers Jeff Kuperman and Rick Kuperman Can a girl who can’t fall at all, fall in love? T HE L IGHT P RINCESS follows the journey of a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Based on the nineteenth - century Scottish fairy tale, this new musical adaptation by Lila Rose Kaplan ( Wildflower , Second Stage; Biography of a Constellation , 2010 National Science Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center) and Mike Pettry (2012 ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Lyric Award winner and a 2007 Jonathan 11 Larson Award winner) features graduate actors of A.R.T. and the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University . The A.R.T. Institute was established in 1987 by the American Repertory Theater as a training ground for the professional American theater . It is a two - year, five - semester training program for young theater professionals, operated in association with the Moscow Art Theater School (MXAT). The wide range of courses given by the international faculty offers students unique preparation for the multi - faceted demands of the professional theater. Each year, approximately twenty - three carefully selected students are admitted for a full - time, two - year, five - term program of study in acting, dramaturgy, or voice pedagogy. The American Repertory Thea ter at Harvard University was founded in 1980 by Robert Brustein, who served as a rtistic d irector until 2002, when he was succeeded by Robert Woodruff. Diane Paulus began her tenure in 2008, and has since advanced the A.R.T.’s core mission to expand the bo undaries of theater by programming events that immerse audiences in transformative theatrical experiences. Throughout its history, the A.R.T. has been honored with many distinguished awards, including consecutive Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical f or Pippin (2013) and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (2012), both of which Paulus directed, a Pulitzer Prize, a Jujamcyn Prize for outstanding contribution to the development of creative talent, the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater, and numerous Elliot N orton and I.R.N.E. Awards. U.S. and Off - Broadway Premiere P INOCCHIO Windmill Theatre / State Theatre Company of South Australia Adelaide, Australia March 13 – 22 At The New Victory Theater Author Carlo Collodi Director and Creator Rosemary Myers Wr iter Julianne O'Brien Set and Costume Designer Jonathon Oxlade Compose r and Musical Director Jethro Woodward Video Designer Chris More Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham Movement Carol Wellman Kelly Cast Mitchell Butel, Paul Capsis Danielle Catan zariti, Jude Henshall, Nathan O'Keefe, Jonathon Oxlade and Alirio Zavarce Musicians Jethro Woodward and Paul White With bold ballads, angsty anthems and a plot knotted with tabloid twists, Carlo Collodi’s classic tale about a wooden boy with a nose for trouble gets remastered in this psychedelic rock musical. Direct from the team that created the award - winning productions Wizard of Oz (2009) and School Dance (2013), P INOCCHIO continues to gather accolades wherever it performs and was last seen by an audi ence of over 13,000 at the Sydney Opera House. Alongside a spectacular set and enchanting costume design by multi - award winner Jonathon Oxlade, P INOCCHIO features the cream of Australia’s musical theater talent, including Nathan O’Keefe ( Me and My Shadow , New Vic 2013; Grug , N ew Vic 2013) in the title role with multi - 12 Helpmann Award winning stage and film actors Paul Capsis ( Angela’s Kitchen , Boulevard Delirium ) and Mitchell Butel ( The Mikado , Avenue Q ). Flagship Australian theater companies Windmill Theat re and State Theatre Company of South Australia have teamed up to deliver a highly memorable, multi - award winning production for family audiences. Since its inception in 2002, Windmill Theatre’s enduring purpose has been to create incredible shows and tour them nationally and internationally. Windmill continues to inhabit new media spaces and participate in the development of innovative means to connect artists and audiences and to tell, create and share stories. State Theatre Company of South Australia ser ves as a major community and cultural resource for all South Australians and is committed to the development of new works for the stage and to the development of Australian artists through fellowship programs. Throughout their 40 year history, the company has played a pivotal role in the careers of many of Australia's leading artists including Neil Armfield, Ruth Cracknell, Judy Davis, Gale Edwards, Mel Gibson, Garry McDonald, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sharman, Hugo Weaving, Jacki Weaver and John Wood. U.S. and Off - Broadway Premiere B ABBLE Replay Theatre Company Belfast, Northern Ireland March 18 – 29 In Studio 3A/B at the N EW 42 ND S TREET Studios For ages 4 to 18 months Director Anna Newell Composer David Goodall Video Artist Conan McIvor Bubble Design Ciaran Bagnall Bubble Cover and Costume Design Niall Rea Dive in to the aquatic wonderland of B ABBLE when you enter “the bubble” a unique and intimate performance space designed to gently surround kids and their caregivers with new shapes and sounds. T o delight and astonish little ones, soothing seascapes and schools of fish are projected all around while four singers provide a lullaby of vocal harmonies with music by award - winning composer, David Goodall (Silver Rose for Best Sound Design). Developed i n close creative consultation with nursery schools and language specialists in Belfast, B ABBLE is an immersive theater experience for kids ages four to 18 months. Founded in 1988, Replay Theatre Company is Northern Ireland’s longest running theater compa nies for young audiences. The company makes innovative, quality work for everyone under the age of 18, including school groups, families, festivals and for children and young people with profound or multiple learning difficulties. At the heart of every sho w they create, Replay prioritizes the patrons’ needs first and develops each production through creative consultation with its intended audience and those who live and work with them. 13 Off - Broadway Premiere C ATCH M E ! ( Attrape - moi ) Flip FabriQue Quebec City, Canada March 28 – April 18 At The New Victory Theater Director Bruno Gagnon Cast Jeremiah Arsenault, Jade Dussault, Bruno Gagnon, Christophe Hamel, Francis Julien and Hugo Ouellet Cote With astounding acrobatics and aerial acts, the witty, wil d and wonderful C ATCH M E ! ( A ttrape - m oi ) features the six young talents of Flip Fabri Q ue, an up - and - coming troupe from Quebec City, Canada, who have combined performance experiences with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, 7 Fingers and more. As the company’s premier e show, C ATCH M E ! A ttrape - m oi ) highlights all of their individual talents, including juggling, aerial hoop, aerial straps, banquina and trampowall, among others. Flip FabriQue is a promising young troupe lauded for their unbelievable speed, rhythm and technical ease. Founded by a group of friends who all studied at the cole de cirque de Qubec , they shared a dream to create circus shows that reflect their unique image and unleash each member’s full potential. The sole female company member, Jade D ussault, received the “Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione Paris” award in July 2013 at an international circus festival in Quebec. T HE M YSTERIOUS H AT Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players Chicago, Illinois April 25 & April 26 At The New Victory Thea ter For Ages 4 to 7 Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Justin Roberts Electric Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals Liam Davis Drums and Vocals Gerald Dowd Bass and Vocals Jacqueline Schimmel Trumpet, Keyboard and Percussion David Winer It’s Not Naptime whe n two - time GRAMMY® nominee for Best Children’s Album ( Jungle Gym , 2011; Recess, 2014) Justin Roberts pulls up in his Yellow Bus with his band of Not Ready for Naptime Players. Revealing new songs, discerning diddies and Pop Fly lullabies, T HE M YSTERIOUS H A T is a brand new concert experience designed especially for the New Vic. With musical stylings compared to Elvis Costello, Fountains of Wayne, Paul Simon and Nick Lowe, Justin Roberts , “the Judy Blume of kiddie rock” ( The New York Times ) brings his indie h its to the NYC family scene with intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents. Roberts began his music career in the early 1990s in the Minneapolis - based indie - rock band Pimentos for Gus, but his love for kids music grew from his d ay job as a Montessori preschool teacher and he released the first of his current 12 albums, Great Big Sun, in 1997. Since then, he has played at renowned venues and festivals including Symphony Space, DC's National 14 Geographic Live, LA's Getty Museum, Seat tle's Moore Theater, Lollapalooza and Chicago's Ravinia. He has performed on “The Today Sho w,” been featured on Nick Jr. t e l e v i s i o n and his song "Get Me Some Glasses" was featured on a World Series broadcast. He is the winner of seven Parents' Choice Gold Awards, and Naptime was selected as one of Parents' Choice “25 Best Children's CDs of the Past 25 Years.” The winner of seven National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Awards, he has been one of Amazon.com’s “Top 10 Children's CDs of the Year” four times and he was voted as the “#1 Children's CD of the Year” by the Fids and Kamily Poll in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013. Off - Broadway Premiere L UV : A MERICAN - S TYLE Rennie Harris RHAW Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 8 – 17 At The New Victory Theater Choreographer Dr. Rennie Harris Company Manager /Director Rodney Hill Artistic Director Raphael Xavier Dancers Jenay Anolin, Davion Brown, Joshua Culbreath, Katia Cruz, Brandyn S. Harris, Mai Le Ho Johnson, Rodney Mason, Ne h a Sharma , Samantha Shepherd, Shafeek Westbro ok and the Hood Lockers Richard Evans, Joshua Polk and Andrew Ramsey RHAW goes rock in L UV : A MERICAN - S TYLE . Popping & locking to a soundtrack of chart - topping rock, the talented performers of R ennie H arris A we - inspiring W orks (New Vic 2013) use dance and dialogue to portray one young man’s struggle with identity, love and justice. Dedicated to his eldest son, Brandyn, L UV : A MERICAN - S TYLE is choreographed by Alvin Ailey Award recipient and urban dance guru Dr. Rennie Harris ( Legends of Hip - Hop, New Vic 2004 , 2006 ; Puremovement, New Vic 1999), whose laws of hip hop — individuality, creativity and innovation — rule in this compelling mix of street styles. Inspired by the overwhelming interest from local teens and young adults who hoped to join his internationall y renowned company Rennie Harris Puremovement, Philadelphia native Dr. Rennie Harris founded RHAW to serve urban youth, cultivate hip hop culture and preserve its legacy by demonstrating discipline and focus through performance, dance education, outreach p rogramming and mentorship. Dr. Rennie Harris started teaching hip hop at the age of 15 with the Smithsonian Institute and continues to teach worldwide. In 2001, for Rome & Jewels , Dr. Harris received three Bessie Awards, two Black Theater Alvin Ailey Award s, a Herb Alpert Award nomination and a Lawrence Olivier Award nomination. Among his many awards and honors, he was honored by the Kennedy Center as a Master of African - American Choreography, received a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship for recognition of his wor k as a choreographer and a 2007 United States Artist Fellowship , and was presented with an honora ry doctorate from Columbia College and Bates College. 15 Off - Broadway Premiere P APER P LANET Polygot Theatre Melbourne, Australia May 30 – June 7 At The Duke on 42 nd Street For ages 2+ Concept and Director Sue Giles Designer and Construction Mischa Long Sound Designers and Operator Maddy Flynn and Tim Humphrey Cast Mischa Long, Keira Lyons, Stefanie Robinson and Tim Wells Venture into a wild woodland unlike any other. In P APER P LANET , an interactive installation by Polyglot Theatre ( Tangle , Lincoln Center Out of Doors ), kids and their adults team up to explore a jungle of cardboard trees filled with paper flora and fauna. Folding, scrunching and crawli ng, families make original art and populate the everchanging environment with their own paper creations . When the mic comes around, families will have a chance to chime in and add their own sounds to the music of Mother Nature. For over 30 years, Polyglo t Theatre has been recognized one of Australia’s leading kids theater companies, whose works encourage free artistic expression and an imaginative interpretation of the world. Polygot plays to over 60,000 children on four continents annually, including rec ent performances at Lincoln Center in New York and the Singapore Arts Festival. Directed by Sue Giles (2012 keynote speaker for the Young People and the Arts National Symposium in Sydney , 2011 panelist for the Association of T heatre for Children and Youth International Children’s Theatre Festival and Congress, 2004 Victorian Representative on the National Board of YPAA , 2003 Australian representative at the International Director’s Forum ) with sound design by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey (Green Room Awa rd for Outstanding Composition/Sound Design; Melbourne International Arts Festival Award; Australian Network for Art and Technology Synapse Award; Australasian Performing Right Association 2012 Art Music Awards for Excellence in Experimental Music ) , P APER P LANET was originally created for the 2011 “Puppets at Fed Square” at the BMW Edge indoor amphitheatre in Melbourne. Polyglot Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. 16 The New Vic tory Theater Autism - Friendly Performances During the 2014 - 15 season, The New Victory will host autism - friendly performances of select shows , which will be modified to accommodate and support the sensory, social and emotional needs of individuals on the au tism spectrum. T HE S NAIL AND T HE W HALE – Saturday, October 18 at 7 pm C IRQUE Z VA – Friday, December 12 at 7pm C ATCH M E ! – Friday, April 10 at 7pm T HE M YSTERIOUS H AT – Saturday, April 25 at 7 pm The New Victory Theater Public Engagement Activities New Victory Family Workshops N EW V ICTORY Family Workshops invite adults and kids to discover their creative talents and play together in unique workshops themed to the shows playing on the N EW V ICTORY stage. Led by N EW V ICTORY Teaching Artists, N EW V ICTORY Fa mily Workshops offer families the opportunity to deepen their relationship to the arts, make memories as a family and, most of all, have fun. T HE O LD M AN AND T HE O LD M OON – Shadow Puppetry : Sunday, October 5 at 2:30pm T HE S NAIL AND T HE W HALE – Storybook T heater : Sunday, October 19 at 12pm 360 A LL S TARS – Breakdancing : Saturday, November 15 at 12pm and 4:30pm C IRQUE Z VA – Circus Tricks : Saturday, December 13 at 12pm and 4:30pm C IRQUE Z VA – Juggling : Sunday, January 4 at 2:30pm C AMBUYN – Body Percussion : Sunday, February 22 at 2:30pm T HE L IGHT P RINCESS – Theater Games : Sunday, March 1 at 1:30pm T HE L IGHT P RINCESS – Storytelling and Music : Saturday, March 7 at 1:30pm P INOCCHIO – Design for Theater : Saturday, March 14 at 4:30pm C ATCH M E ! – Clowning : Saturda y, March 28 at 1:30pm C ATCH M E ! – Family Acrobatics : Sunday, March 29 at 1:30pm T HE M YSTERIOUS H AT – Songwriting : Saturday, April 25 at 12:30pm and 3:30pm L UV : A MERICAN - S TYLE – Hip Hop : Saturday, May 9 at 1:30pm and Sunday, May 17 at 1:30pm Arts Express By coming early to select performances at The New Victory Theater, patrons will have the opportunity to learn more about the art form onstage, just before they see the performance. Led by the N EW V ICTORY Education Department and Teaching Artists, these fre e events are “drop - in” format and are available up to an hour before a show begins. T HE O LD M AN AND T HE O LD M OON – Saturday, September 27 at 7pm and Sunday, October 12 at 5pm T HE S NAIL AND T HE W HALE – Sunday, October 19 at 3 pm C IRQUE Z VA – Sunday, Decemb er 7 at 5pm, Sunday, December 14 at 5pm and Sunday, January 4 at 5pm C AMBUYN – Sunday, February 8 at 5pm and Saturday, February 21 at 5pm T HE L IGHT P RINCESS – Sunday, March 1 at 5pm and Saturday, March 7 at 5pm P INOCCHIO – Saturday, March 21 at 7pm and Su nday, March 22 at 5pm C ATCH M E ! – Saturday, March 28 at 5pm and Sunday, March 29 at 5pm T HE M YSTERIOUS H AT – Saturday, April 25 at 3 pm and Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm 17 TXT Marks the Spot TXT Marks the Spot combines digital gaming, scavenger hunting and the perf orming arts into unique experiences for families to enjoy together after select N EW V ICTORY shows. Equipped with a map and a personal mobile device, families will interact with N EW V ICTORY Teaching Artists as they roam throughout the theater, completing ch allenges and learning more about the New Vic and the performance they have just seen. T HE M AGIC F LUTE – Saturday, November 1 at 2pm and Sunday, November 9 at 12pm 360 A LLS TARS – Sunday, November 23 at 5pm and Friday, November 28 at 7pm L IONBOY – Sunday, J anuary 25 at 12pm and Friday, January 30 at 7pm LUV : A MERICAN - S TYLE – Saturday, May 9 at 7pm and Friday, May 15 at 7pm Talk - Backs The New Victory Theater will continue to host its talk - back program, in which audience members can ask questions and get to know the creative team and performers after select performances. T HE O LD M AN AND T HE O LD M OON – Sunday, October 5 at 5pm and Saturday, October 11 at 2pm T HE S NAIL AND T HE W HALE – Sunday, October 19 at 11 am T HE M AGIC F LUTE – Sunday, November 2 at 12 pm and Friday, November 7 at 7pm 360 A LLS TARS – Friday, November 21 at 7pm C IRQUE Z VA – Saturday, December 13 at 2pm L IONBOY – Saturday, January 24 at 2pm and Saturday, January 31 at 7pm C AMBUYN – Friday, February 13 at 7pm T HE L IGHT P RINCESS – Sunday, M arch 8 at 12pm P INOCCHIO – Sunday, March 15 at 3pm and Sunday, March 22 at 12pm C ATCH M E ! – Saturday, April 4 at 5pm L UV : A MERICAN - S TYLE – Sunday, May 10 at 5pm and Saturday, May 16 at 7pm Busy Bee Before all shows programmed for our littlest patrons, fa milies are invited to participate in pre - show arts and crafts activities which they can bring home as mementoes of their first theater adventures. M INIMN – November 8 – 23 B ABBLE – March 18 – 29 P APER P LANET – May 30 – June 7 # # #

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