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Wednesday August 25, 2010, 12:22pm - by admin

Pope! The Musical ran at the Magnet Theater throughout the past year and was accepted as a New York International Fringe Festival pick.  After a few performances the reviews have been extremely positive!

“It’s wacky. It’s a family affair. And it’s proof that the musical is not dead.” – The Wall Street Journal

With the help of a very game cast and a great sense of playfulness, Pope! wins the hearts of the audience through its commitment to the comedy and the clear enthusiasm of the participants” – NYTheatre.com

“Festival Highlight” – The New Yorker

Holy Moly! Justin Moran (Book & Lyrics) and Christopher Pappas (Music) have written a terrific and thoroughly entertaining soft rock score for Pope!” – Talk Entertainment

Congrats to the whole Pope! cast and Justin Moran (Author book/lyrics) and Christopher Pappas (Author Music).  

You can still see the show at the FRINGE today at Lucille Lortel Theatre (3:15PM) and on Saturday August 28th at 5:15pm!


Friday August 13, 2010, 2:00pm - by admin

Our Condolences in FringeNYC this Weekend

Lauren Olson’s (Dunk) show, Our Condolences, which ran at the Magnet Theater for an extended period of time will be playing at the New York International Fringe Festival this weekend.  Directed by Rachel Hamilton. Don’t miss out this is a great show!

Lauren Olson’s mom died when she was 23. Everyone said such wonderfully inappropriate things that she had to write a show about it. Our Condolences introduces you to ten different characters who all mean well but can’t quite get it together. Oblivious, nervous, cheerfully in denial, horribly tactless, unintentionally selfish, over-the-top; they left voicemails, wrote letters, cried inappropriately, gave unsolicited advice, and stopped her in the middle of work outs at the gym to have “deep conversations” about how sad she must be. A solo show about death for those of us who would rather spend our time laughing than crying.

The New York International Fringe Festival – Fringe NYC
A production of The Present Company
August 13th – 29th
Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street, New York, NY
Sat 8/14 @ 7:45 | Thu 8/19 @ 4 | Tue 8/24 @ 2 | Wed 8/25 @ 8 | Sat 8/28 @ 5:30
Tickets: $15-$18. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org

Thursday August 12, 2010, 10:31am - by admin

Featherweight & Phooka  hit the stage two years ago this week on the Wednesday night Megawatt stage.  Both teams have delighted audiences and provided us all with a consistently high level of patient and hilarious long form improv comedy every week.  Both of these teams have also taken their acts on the road and performed in multiple cities.

To celebrate their accomplishments we would like you to join us on Saturday August 14th at 10PM where each team will dazzle you with 25-30 minute sets.  254 West 29th Street, NYC.

Friday August 6, 2010, 3:53pm - by admin