Entertainment in New York

    10 Sep

    Riverbank State Park, Riverside Drive, New York, NY, United States

    September 10, 2016 To October 2, 2016

    4:25 pm To 6:25 pm

    The Fools & Kings Project in collaboration with Riverbank State Park opens its free outdoor production of The Tempest on Saturday, September 10th at the Riverbank State Park Amphitheatre at 4:30pm (entrance at W. 145th and Riverside Drive). This marks the second production of the company’s third season of outdoor Shakespeare.

    The production, directed by Melissa Meli, melds Shakespeare’s text with original live music (composed and performed by Mike Handelman) and devised movement (by Lisa LaGrande) to create magic in a production without lights, sets, or special effects.

    The production team is rounded out by Liza Penney (Stage Manager), Callan Suozzi-Rearic & Conor Mullen (Co-Fight Directors), and Shann Smith (Production Intern). The Tempest features Jonathan Dauermann (Prospero), Cameron Clarke (Antonio), Kyle Duke (Caliban), Michael Hagins (Alonso), Jeremy Kotler (Ferdinand), Tristan Miller (Gonzalo), Tyler Riley (Sebastian), Zoey J. Rutherford (Miranda), Derek Spaldo (Trinculo), Rachel Weekley (Stephano), and Vanessa Wendt (Ariel), with Jeremy Sapadin (Ferdinand alternate, September 16th and 17th performances).

    Performances at Riverbank State Park are Saturdays and Sundays, September 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th, all at 4:30pm. The production will also be performed at Summit Rock in Central Park (enter at W. 81st Street and Central Park West) on Friday, September 16th at 5:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd at 4:30pm.

    The Fools & Kings Project is dedicated to bringing accessible, engaging theatre to New York City and its surrounding areas, with an emphasis on Shakespeare and other classical texts. Simple yet compelling design, combined with a fast-paced, high-stakes approach creates powerful, enticing productions which attract the expert and novice alike. Co-founded by Melissa Meli (Artistic Director) and Vanessa Wendt (Managing Director). www.thefoolsandkingsproject.com

    15 Sep

    Pacific Standard, 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States

    September 15, 2016

    8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

    Love live comedy? Enjoy Talk Shows? Well, you’re in luck! Welcome to Standard Time, a brand-new monthly comedy talk show hosted by comedians Gideon Hambright and Nasser Khan!  Join us in September for performances by acclaimed comedians: Alex Ptak (FINGERLAKES COMEDY FESTIVAL), Wanjiko Eke (CHARM CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL), Patrick Hastie (BEAST VILLAGE COMEDY FESTIVAL) and John Field (HUDSON VALLEY COMEDY FESTIVAL) as Ameelia.  Standard Time is located at Pacific Standard, right in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.
    05 Sep

    Seaport Smorgasburg, 11 Fulton Street, New York, NY, United States

    September 5, 2016

    4:00 pm To 8:00 pm

    If you’re not heading out of town for Labor Day, you should head to The Seaport District’s Labor Day Live event.

    Labor Day Live at The Seaport District brought to you by Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Hornitos, Basil Hayden and Smorgasburg. Live music and food and drink specials on the cobblestones. Live music headlined by The National Reserve. Food and Drink Specials from Seaport Smorgasburg including a BBQ brought to you by Fletchers Brooklyn BBQ and samples of handcrafted Bourbon infused ice cream by Jim Beam.