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30 Jun 2010

Arts In My Backyard – Manhattan – June

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The Scottsboro Boys
New musical by the team of John Kander and the late Fed Eeb with David
• Thompson inspired by the infamous case of American injustice.
Where: Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036)
• When: First Preview: Oct. 7; Opening: Oct. 31
• Director: Susan Stroman, Choreographer: Susan Stroman
• For tickets call: Tele-charge (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 or visit
• www.telecharge.com

Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Musical
• Where: Ethel Barrymore Theater (243 West 47th St)
• When: Performances begin Oct 8, 2010
• Tickets on sale this summer, pricing: TBA
• For tickets call: Tele-charge (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 or visit

A Free Man of Color
• Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th St)
• When: Performances from October 21, 2010 – Jan 1, 2011
• Tickets on sale this summer, pricing: TBA
• For tickets call Tele-charge (212)-239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com. For a
group sale discount, call Carolyn Goldsmith at 212-889-4300

Adam Lambert Concert
• Where: Nokia Theater Times Square (1515 Broadway and West 44th St)
• When: June 23rd
• Tickets $35
Shakespeare in the Park
• Pick up your free tickets throughout all 5 boroughs!
o Staten Island: June 25th Snug Harbor Cultural Center (1000 Richmond
o Queens: June 26th Chocolate Factory Theater (549 49th Ave, Long Island
o Brooklyn Children’s Museum: July 2nd at 145 Brooklyn Ave
o Manhattan: June 29th at Harlem Stage at the Gatehouse (150 Convent ave)
• When: June 9th – August 1st
• Where: Central Park
• Performances begin at 8pm
o The Winter’s Tale
o The Merchant of Venice
• “My name is Bintou. I’m thirteen. I know I’ll never see the dawn of eighteenth
birthday but I don’t care.” – Play by Koffi Kwahule
• Where: Harlem School of the Arts (645 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY,
• Directions: A/C, B/D trains to 145th St
• When: Running time: June 25th – July 10th at 8pm with 2pm matinees on
• Tickets $15
To purchase tickets and for special promotions visit


• In 1824 on the edge of the Frontier, a college president, his wife and a free man of
color explore the limits of their freedom – Play by Chase Mishkin
• Where: Penguin Rep Theater (59 East 59th Street, New York, NY, 10022)
• Directions: 4/5/6 or N/R/W to 59th St
• When: Running time: June 11 – July 3rd
o Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 7pm performance
o Thursday and Fridays: 8pm performance
o Saturdays: 2pm and 8pm performance
o Sunday: 3pm performance
General Admission: $35, Student Rush tickets: $10

• To purchase tickets go to the box office, call 212-753-5959 Ext 104 or visit
Spanish Harlem Hop
• 2010 Ture School NYC Summer Park Jam Series featureing DJs Dollar Bill, Mix
Magician, DJ Spivey, J-Sonic, Bobbitto and more
• Where: White Park East 106th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues
• When: Every Thursday in June!
• FREE!!!

Ryan Leslie Concert
• This Harvard grad wrote and produced Cassie’s hit single, “Me and U” and has
hit songs including “How it was supposed to be” and “Valentine
• Where: The Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St, NY, NY 10002)
• When: June 22nd and June 23rd at 8pm
• General Admission Tickets: $30
Boys II Men Concert
• Where: BBKings/Lucille Bar and Grille (237 West 42nd St)
• When: June 26 and June 27 at 8pm
• Tickets: $39.50
• Call 212-997-4144
Mary J. Blige Concert
• This six-time Grammy Award winning R&B, hip-hop and soul artist, songwriter,
producer, actress sold over 65 million albums and singles worldwide
• When: July 2nd (Friday) at 6am
• Where: Central Park
• FREE!!!
NBC Free Concert Series
• See your favorite artists for free! Performers for June and July include Maxwell,
Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, John Mayer, Carrie Underwood, etc
• Where: 49th Street between 5th and 6th avenues
• When: Every Friday May through August at 7am
• FREE!!!

Circus Saturdays
Average circus, only better! 6 dance floors, 5 DJs and tons of circus acts

Where: Webster Hall (125 East 11th St, New York, NY, 10003)

When: Every Saturday

Tickets in advance cost $15. Call 212-353-1600 for more information

• Play depicting a ruthless hunt for two samurais. Intense drama and riotous
comedy bring the story to life. Features the Japanese star: Tatsuya Fujiwara
• Where: David Koch theater (20 Lincoln Center Plaza)
• When: Friday July 9 at 8:30pm
• Call Lincoln Performing Arts Center for more

New York Premiere by Elevator Repair Service
Directed by John Collins, Text: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
When: September 26 –October 31, 2010
“Blood Pudding”
• Blood Pudding explores the history of black people in New Orleans through a
magical layering of theater, dance and song. Written by Sharon Brindgforth.
• When: Friday August 7th and Saturday August 8th at 8pm
• Where: Marcus Garvey Park
• FREE!!!
SummerStage Concert: The Clark Sisters & Kiki Sheard, LIVE!
Where: Central Park in New York, NY

When: August 7th at 7pm


The Sun Also Rises
Edinburgh International Festival
Directed by John Collins, Text by Ernest Hemingway
When: August 14 – August 17, 2010

Schedule of NYC Festivals
Friday June 25th
Grand Central Station Festival
(on 43rd St. from Lexington – 3rd Avenue)
Saturday June 26th
6th Avenue Summerfest
(on 6th Avenue from 23rd – 33rd Street)
Sunday June 27th
Times Square Block Party
(on 46th Street from Broadway – 8th Avenue)
Sunday July 11th
NYC Celebration of Nations Festival
(on Madison Avenue from 42nd – 57th Street)
Saturday July 17th
East Side Summer Festival
(on Lexington Avenue from 42nd – 57th Street)
Sunday July 18th
NYC Unfolds Street Fair
(on Broadway from Houston – Grand Street)
Saturday July 24th
Washington Sq. Summer Fair
(on Bleecker St. from Broadway – 6th Ave. )
Saturday July 24th
Central Park Summerfest
(on 60th St. from Madison – 5th Ave. )
Sunday July 25th
52nd Association Jazz Festival
(on 52nd Street from Lexington – 7th Avenue)
Friday July 30th
Manhattan Youth Fair
(on Greenwich St. from Barclay – Chambers Street)
Sunday August 1st
The C.O.R.E. Health Expo
(on Broadway from 47th – 57th Street)
Friday August 6th
Financial Community Day Series
(on Fulton St. from Water – Ryders Alley)
Saturday August 7th
Greenwich Village Festival
(on Greenwich Avenue from 6th – 7th Avenue)
Sunday August 8th
Lexington Avenue Summerfest
(on Lexington Avenue from 42nd – 57th Street)

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