Volume 79, Number 35 | February 3 - 9, 2010
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The A-List

By Scott Stiffler, Scott@thevillager.com


Photo by Michael Flomen

You will believe a Karamazov can fly.

Some show business acts adopt a name that teases and tantalizes — but never delivers on its promise. Nice to know, then, that when you go see a show from The Flying Karamazov Brothers, that’s exactly what you get. In their new show, “4PLAY,” the four “Brothers” deliver their trademark blend of music, comedy, dance, juggling and other gravity-defying feats. The audience is encouraged to bring objects for the Karamazovs to juggle. Feb. 8 through March 7. at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, btw. 6th Avenue and MacDougal St. E. 9th Street. For tickets, call 212-307-4100. For schedule, visit www.fkb.com.

open house

Photo by Carol Parkinson

Harvestworks Music Camp participants

The non-profit Digital Media Arts Center, Harvestworks, exists to foster the creation of new works by artists using electronic technologies. In the interest of developing the next generation of technology-based creative types, Harvestworks is opening its digital studios with an event geared towards families with children ages 8-16. At the open house, visitors will meet the staff and hear from the organization’s resident artists about upcoming projects (such as July’s DigiCamp — a summer camp for children). Free. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 6. At Harvestworks (596 Broadway, #602 ). Call 212-431-1130. Visit www.harvestworks.org.


Photo by Ayakamay Komatsu

Morgan: Praying for deliverance from Hollywood

Comedy club veteran Willard Morgan eschews the brick wall and microphone for this one-man multimedia musical (which had its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Whether it’s Scotland or NYC, audiences never seem to tire of tales involving a thespian’s love/hate relationship with Tinseltown. Morgan’s take on this timeless tradition charts how his quest for Hollywood stardom quickly becomes a descent into the dyspeptic belly of the show business beast. Along the way, you’ll meet a transvestite paraplegic phone sex worker; an ex-prizefighter knighted by the King of Greece; and a slew of other eccentrics. Feb. 4 through 20, at Ideal Glass Gallery (22 East 2nd St.). For tickets ($10), call 212-598-3030. Visit www.sainthollywood.com.


Photo by Jeff Sacks

Bobby Sanabria

Village Jazz Alive
OK, you missed their inaugural edition — but there’s still plenty of time to get in on the ground floor of what’s sure to become a perennial happening. The 2nd Annual Village Jazz Alive event pays tribute to those who created, and sustain, the enduring music culture of the Village. This time around, multi-Grammy nominated Bobby Sanabria performs — and Villager Gate founder Art D’Lugoff is posthumously honored. As if that weren’t enough, proceeds from the event benefit the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (whose year-round advocacy benefits all of us). Feb. 10, at The Torch Club at NYU (18 Waverly Place). For info., or to purchase tickets, call 212-337-5912. Visit www.villagechelsea.com. VIP tickets are $250 — which gets you 6:30 p.m. admission, a pre-show reception with the musicians, and drinks all night. General admission, $100, gets you 7:15 p.m. admission.


Photo by Delgar

Marriage on her mind: Lady Bunny

If you’re old enough — and/or gay enough — to remember that glorious annual NYC event known as Wigstock, then you owe its founder (drag legend Lady Bunny) a debt of gratitude. Show the old gal some love by catching her in “When Joey Married Bobby” — playwright William Wyatt’s timely tale about how gay marriage throws an ultra conservative household into a royal tizzy. In a rage against typecasting, Lady Bunny co-stars as Charity Divine — the power-mad wife of a Baptist minister. Former Detroit Tiger pitcher Matthew Pender makes his stage debut as Joey. Opens Feb. 6, for an open-ended run. Thurs. through Sat, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m.; at Theatre 80 St. Marks (80 St. Marks Place, btw. 1st and 2nd Ave.). For tickets ($26-$30), call 212-388-0388. Visit www.WhenJoeyMarriedBobby.com.



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