Ars Nova announces a March and April lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater programming.
Coming up in March and April:
(All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted)
Julie Goldman/Lady Gentleman (Thursday, 3/7; $15)
Award-winning comedian Julie Goldman returns to New York with her irreverent and outrageous comedy and music. Goldman takes her unique voice and vision of the world and offers it up in this fun, raucous, high impact night of stand-up and possibly Lesbian Folk rock music.
The Talkback (Tuesday, 3/12 and Wednesday, 3/13; $10)
Created & Performed by The Berserker Residents
The deranged windbags behind The Lapsburgh Layover return to the Nova with a strictly limited two-night engagement of their latest experiment! The Talkback is a discussion for the ages, a post-show aftermath, the theater after the Theater. Stick around, ask questions, and enjoy the incredible pomposity of The Berserker Residents.
Showgasm. (Thursday, 3/14 and Thursday, 4/4; $5)
What is Showgasm, you ask? It's a backless gown on Casual Friday, Southern women pre-gaming before a taping of The View, a Groupon to everywhere. Or more simply put, a raucous variety show with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate. Come. You've never looked better!
Hosted by John Early. Performers for 3/14 include Neal Medlyn, Sara Schaefer, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad and additional performers to be announced. Performers for 4/4 to be announced.
All Overett: The Songs of Adam Overett (Monday, 3/18; $15)
Directed by Marlo Hunter
Quadruple threat Adam Overett puts on his composer hat for a single blow out concert event, bringing his patchwork of musical theater characters to life with the help of some of New York's best and most fearless performers!
Performances by A.J. Shively, Alex Wyse, Anika Larsen, Brian Justin Crum, Enrico Rodriguez, EJ Zimmerman, Natalie Charle Ellis, Gina Milo, Kristine Reese, Madeleine Doherty, and Matt Wolfe
Travis (Friday, 3/22, Saturday, 3/23, Friday, 3/29 and Saturday, 3/30; $15)
Written by Zackary Grady
Directed by Peter James Cook
Lace up your party shoes, untangle your headphones, and prepare for the greatest contest of your life! The elusive DJ Travis Buchanan is looking for New York's finest party people, and he's engineered an elaborate competition to test your skills. Grab your mp3 device, dial up the night's playlist and try to keep up as Travis guides you via headphones through a series of challenges that will spill out of the theater and onto the the streets of Manhattan. Show up ready to rumble - a night out with Travis never ends where you expect...
This performance comes to you as part of Ars Nova's Project Residency initiative to help artists get unique projects off the ground.
On This Island: Episode 6 (Tuesday, 4/9; $10)
Join us for episode 6 of Slant Theatre Project's live-theatrical podcast in a night of New York City-inspired storytelling all locals are bound to love! Musicians, writers, and theater artists unite to explore this grand city's many charms and mysteries - and remind you of what brought you to this island on the edge of America in the first place.
Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Its unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work. For more information on Ars Nova's programs, visit www.arsnovanyc.com. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener.
Producing credits include: most recently, The Netflix Plays; the critically-acclaimed, sold-out extended engagement of Dave Malloy's electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, directed by Rachel Chavkin; ANT Fest; The Urban Dictionary Plays; The Lapsburgh Layover; Be a Good Little Widow; The Wii Plays; Now Circa Then; Bloodsong of Love; Missed Connections NYC; Sax & Dixon: We Thee Wed; Mel & El: Show & Tell; Two Girls for Five Bucks and the Ten Dollar Heartbreakers; Playlist; Jollyship the Whiz-Bang; boom; From Up Here; The Wikipedia Plays; Dixie?s Tupperware Party; At Least It?s Pink; 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother: Holy Cross Sucks!; Freestyle Love Supreme and The Wau Wau Sisters.