Friday, May 26, 2017

Four Great Plays - Four Great Playwrights: Ticket Deals In New York City

From a media release:

Four Great Plays - Four Great Playwrights
Sweat by Lynn Nottage
Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks
Sojourners & Her Portmanteau by Mfoniso Udofia
BELLA: An American Tall Tale - Book, Music, Lyrics by Kirsten Childs

NEW YORK CITY - Right now, there are four productions written and/or performed by black women gracing New York City stages. Here's how to get ticket deals and take them all in.

Tony Nominee Michelle Wilson
SWEAT
2017 Pulitzer Prize in Drama
Three Tony Award nominations including BEST PLAY
by Lynn Nottage
directed by Kate Whoriskey
Now playing on Broadway

Save up to $40 off regular ticket prices with code SW2WTG (reg. $99 & $149)'

To Purchase Tickets:
Online: TelechargeOffers.com and enter code SW2WTG.
By Phone: Call TelechargeOffers at 212.947.8844 and mention code SW2WTG.
In Person: Studio 54 Box Office, 254 W. 54th Street, NYC.

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

For more information about SWEAT visit SweatBroadway.com

VENUS
by Suzan-Lori Parks
directed by Lear deBessonet
Now playing thru June 4

All Tickets $30

To Purchase Tickets:
Online: Click here.
By Phone: Call 212.244.7529.
In Person: Pershing Square Signature Center Box Office, 480 W. 42nd Street @ 10th Avenue.
Zanaib Jah in Venus

Traveling from her home in southern Africa for what she hoped would be a better life, Saartjie Baartman became an unfortunate star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit. This Obie Award-winning play gives vibrant life to the story of Baartman’s journey to London, her rise to fame as the “Hottentot Venus,” and her eventual relationship with a French scientist. Inspired by the true story of Baartman, Venus is a tragic-carnival, an intense and devastating journey honoring the life of Baartman and examining the way we live and love today.

For more information visit SignatureTheatre.org

Adepero Oduye
SOJOURNERS &
HER PORTMANTEAU
by Mfoniso Udofia
directed by Ed Sylvanus

Now playing thru June 11
2 -for-1 tickets -- See both plays for $65 with code DUET2FOR1.

To Purchase Tickets:
Online:  NYTW.ORG and enter code DUET2FOR1.
By Phone: Call 212-460-5475 and mention code DUET2FOR1.
In Person: New York Theatre Workshop Box Office, 79 East 4th Street.

In a two-part theatrical event, NYTW Usual Suspect Ed Sylvanus Iskandar brings to life the singularly poetic world of playwright and NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia’s Sojourners and Her Portmanteau.

Performed in repertory, these two chapters of Udofia's sweeping, nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle, chronicle the triumphs and losses of the tenacious matriarch of a Nigerian family. In Sojourners, a young, pregnant Abasiama struggles with the responsibilities of her arranged marriage as her husband becomes seduced by 1970s American culture. Intent on finishing her university studies so that she can return to Nigeria, Abasiama weighs her dreams and obligations as she attempts to move forward.

Decades later, the full impact of her decision erupts when Abasiama’s family is reunited in Her Portmanteau. As Nigerian traditions clash with the realities of American life, Abasiama and her daughters must confront complex familial legacies that span time, geography, language and culture. Presented in two parts, this heartrending pairing probes into the ties that bind mothers and daughters and how we define home.

Produced in association with The Playwrights Realm.
For more information visit NYTW.org

Ashley D. Kelley
GOT CURVES? 
SEE THE SHOW THAT CELEBRATES THEM.
BELLA: An American Tall Tale
Book, Music, Lyrics by Kirsten Childs
Directed by Robert O'Hara
Choreographed by Camille A. Brown
Now playing thru July 2

Tickets $37.50 (reg. $59 and up) with code BELMAR for performances through June 11 at Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues, NYC.

To Purchase Tickets:
Online: Click here and enter code BELMAR
By Phone: Call Ticket Central at  212.279.4200 and mention code BELMAR.
In Person: Ticket Central Box Office, 416 W. 42nd Street, noon - 8pm.

All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you’ve never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down!

For more information visit phnyc.org.

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