Eric Wolfe’s photos from “Erin Layton’s MAGDALEN Benefit” at The Cell Theatre, Sunday, May 31, 2015.
Eric Wolfe’s photos from “Erin Layton’s MAGDALEN Benefit” at The Cell Theatre, Sunday, May 31, 2015.
Ever wonder what your life would be like if you’d made one different choice? An unplanned pregnancy sets off a chain of events in the lives of three people in Pillow on the Stairs. What follows creates a web of secrets and denials that binds this trio of ordinary, flawed individuals together for a lifetime. Every decision has lasting consequences in this intimate story about love, loyalty, betrayal, and trust.
Brona Crehan’s Pillow on the Stairs runs from February 25 – 28 at The Cell – Wednesday – Friday at 7pm with an additional performance on Feb 28 at 7pm. Tickets are $30.00. Click here for tickets.
Honor Finnegan with Aviv Roth on guitar – Sunday, February 22nd, 4:00 pm. Empty Nest House Concerts. Private residence, Maplewood, NJ. Price: $20 suggested donation. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Layton’s one-woman show “MAGDALEN will be presented by the Irish Studies Dept. of Hofstra University on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30PM at The Spiegel Theatre on campus. Free Admission! Click here for directions to the Spiegel Theatre at Hofstra.
Richard Stillman will be presenting his “Italian Carnevale Show ” on Sat. Feb. 28th at 1 pm at the Kip Center. The show combines Italian & Italian American songs sung and played on the mandolin, guitar, bagpipes & concertina with storytelling and tap dancing. The Kip Center is located at 55 Kip Ave. Rutherford, NJ. For information call 201 460 1600.
This afternoon, Sunday, December 14 at 4:30 at Swing the Teapot, 6 Verbana Avenue, Floral Park, “Swinging Holiday High Tea” with Tara O’Grady. All your holiday favorites while you enjoy three tiers of treats, mince pies and tea. $10 music, plus tea service. Reservations required. 516 488-2180
Every Monday Tara performs at LOCL in the NYLO Hotel lounge 7:30-10:30pm at 77th & Broadway.
Saturday, December 20th Tara is performing at Brasserie Magritte for An Evening of Christmas at 9pm – 1463 Third Ave, NYC. Enjoy Rene Magritte’s artwork displayed on the walls and a superb Belgian menu of food and spirits.
Also tonight, Honor Finnegan will be the musical guest in a night of great stand-up comedy hosted by Fiona Walsh and Ann Design at the Irish Arts Center, Sunday, December 14th, 7pm Located at 553 W. 51st St, New York, NY, 10011 Price: $12 non members $10 members.
Honor Finnegan also has a FREE online concert this Monday at 8:00pm EST. Click link below to attend.There will be a couple of musical guests, and Aviv Roth will be on guitar. New songs and lots of fun! Click here for details.
Coming up on Saturday, December 20th, Prague’s singer/songwriter Martina Martina Fišerová will perform her original music at Rockwood Music Hall, stage 1 (196 Allen street) December 20th at 6pm, no cover.
Wednesday, December 17th at 7 PM, a one-time showing of the next CT Film Festival selection, Everything is Forever, with Nenad Bach. Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave, Bethel CT. Q&A With Home Team Productions Filmmakers Director: Vic Zimet and Producer: Stephanie Silber (The Directors and Producers of “Random Lunacy”)
Annette Homann has two shows coming up:
The Bergen Sinfonia, December 19th at 7:30, Ciccone Theater Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NY
Tickets: $35, $20, $10
Annette also has a pre-release show for her CD, kind of like a casual try-out show! December 22nd at Cafe Silvana, 300 W 116th street in Harlem, 9 pm and it’s free!
Artists Without Walls’ Holiday Showcase will be at The Cell Theatre on Tuesday, December 23rd, 6:45pm. (Fifteen minutes earlier than usual.) 338 W 23rd St. Join us for a great holiday event. Free.
On Wednesday, December 3 at 6pm, Kevin Holohan, author of The Brother’s Lot, will be flight-testing some work from a new novel with Maggie Paley, Jenifer Levin and Beth Bosworth at the Cornelia St Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. in Greenwich Village. $8 admission, which includes a free drink so it’s as good as free for an airful of new fiction in this hallowed literary venue.
Friday, December 5th, 2014. Outpost in the Burbs. Honor Finnegan opening “An Evening of Song and Conversation” with Peter Yarrow – 8:00 pm.Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair NJ, NJ 07042 973-744-6560 Price: Tickets are $28 in advance/$32 at the door
Joe Davidson presents a staged reading of his play “Looking for Cans” on Dec 12th, 1:30pm at the Manhattan VA’s atrium on 23rd Street and First Ave. Included in the cast are AWoW members Mary Tierney, John Moran and David Sharp.
Artists Without Walls is pleased to announce the premiere of its Youtube Channel. You can get to our Youtube site by clicking here. You’ll find three videos that we’ve posted; we’ll be adding a few more this weekend. After each Showcase and upcoming events we will be adding new videos of our artists.
Here’s a sample. Hope you enjoy it.
It was another splendid evening of performances at Artists Without Walls’ Showcase at The Cell Theatre this past Tuesday. Mark Donnelly got the evening started with the opening monologue from his new play No Dead End (still a work-in-progress). A terrific performance, plus cool props — black-and-white posters of Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Spencer Tracy and the Dead End Kids in the background.
Honor Finnegan roused the crowd with her humorous lyrics and powerful voice. She sang a new song, “Fortune Cookie”, on which she played the ukulele; Aviv Roth joined her on guitar for Christine Lavin’s hilarious “Air Conditioner Song”, followed by Honor’s rousing blues, “Internet Junkie”. At the break, Honor was seen enjoying salted peanuts at the bar. Channeling Dizzy Gillespie for a future tune, Honor? “Salt peanuts. Salt peanuts!”
Cannes Film Festival and Obie award winning actress Renata Hinrichs gave an engaging and riveting performance of a section from her solo show, Random Acts. The play brings humor and pathos to a time in our history we shouldn’t soon forget. Tickets are now on sale for her second show, October 18th at 6pm, in the United Solo Festival Link to tickets: http://bit.ly/1nuGzZT
Warren Malone, a New York based singer/songwriter who is originally from Manchester England, was joined by his eleven-year old son Gibson for a rousing set. They began with a Jerry Lee Lewis tune, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” with Gibson on the piano, pumping out a driving boogie pattern with his left hand while his right added some flashy ornamentation. They followed with Warren’s poignant song about his father, “Whole Life Blues,” and concluded with another great flashback, Fats Domino’s “Blueberry Hill.” A sensational performance by this very talented father and son duo.
Nicholas Garr opened the second half of the Showcase by giving a wonderfully moving and hysterically funny performance from his solo theatre piece Paper Tigers, which explores our shared issues of love, sex, ambition, and self image in a world where things are often not as they appear. And the lobster outfit was incredible!
Marty Kleinman, the popular New York storyteller, read an excerpt from his new short fiction collection, Home Front. Careening between heartbreak and hilarity, Marty’s tale took us on a white-knuckle joyride through the convulsing Bronx landscape of the late 1970s. Through his spot-on dialogue of ne’er-do-well characters, and keen observations of life during New York’s nadir, we were reminded that there were darn good reasons why “Fun City” apartments could be had so cheaply back then.
Last night, Steve Simring’s mother returned from the grave to tell a sympathetic audience about her less than successful marriage. She rarely made mistakes, she said, but she screwed up royally when she married Simon. At last, according to her, she found vindication and understanding in a group of lovely, caring people at the Cell. She’s happy to report that today she is resting peacefully. Perhaps she’s recovering from expending so much breath in the final moments of her act. You had to be there!
All in all, a great evening, bringing AWoW’s Summer Showcase Series to a close. The next Artists Without Walls’ Showcase will be at The Cell Theatre on Tuesday, September 23rd, 7pm, 338 W23rd St.
Photos by Mitch Traphagen
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Mitch Traphagen’s photographs from Tuesday’s Artists Without Walls’ Showcase at The Cell. The names of the photographed appear above the photo.
Warren and Gibson Malone
Charles R. Hale
The Evening’s “Cast of Characters”
Why attend an Artists Without Walls’ Showcase? Here’s what poet Connie Roberts said about a recent event. “It was a thrilling, life affirming night—life-affirming in the sense that an Artist Without Walls’ showcase highlights beautifully, often spectacularly, our shared humanity. In our fast-paced, rat-race lives, it is easy to feel disconnected from the world, from our fellow man/woman. But then you have a space like AWoW has created, where people bring their stories and share them—their hurts, betrayals and joys—in various mediums, with a bunch of other folks, who have their own stories. It’s as if by magic, the whole room experiences a sense of connectedness, real-time affirmation that we’re all part of a rich and complex tapestry.”
We have a great line up planned including Mark Donnelly who will perform the opening monologue from his new play No Dead End. Set in Los Angeles in the late 1980s, No Dead End explores the blurring of movie fantasies and reality through the friendship of a film librarian and an aging actor. Mark writes plays, poetry, short stories and nonfiction. Mark holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College and is an adjunct English professor at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.
Honor Finnegan is a Kerrville New Folk Song Contest Winner, and an accomplished vocalist. She will be sharing a couple of her songs, and covering one by Christine Lavin. Aviv Roth will accompany her on guitar. She will be peddling CDs so bring your spare change.
Renata Hinrichs, a Cannes Film Festival and Obie award winning actress, will present a section of Random Acts, a solo piece she wrote about growing up on the South Side of Chicago in the late 60s. Her father, a young Lutheran minister, wants to change the world, and her mother just wants to be the perfect pastor’s wife. Renata is performing in the United Solo Festival on Theater Row, Sunday, Oct 12th at 2 pm.
Singer/songwriter Warren Malone loves to sing, write songs and play guitar. “I love traditional folk music as much as I love a great pop song. The first record I ever put on was a Hank Williams’ record when I was four years old. As a kid I loved Elvis.” Joining Warren on the piano for some old time rock ‘n’roll will be his son Gibson Malone. If you haven’t heard these two play together you’re in for a treat.
Nicholas Garr has appeared in film, TV and Broadway. “Lobsterman” is an excerpt from his solo play, Paper Tigers. Nick appeared at a Showcase earlier in the year and meshed his great physicality and comedic skills with piped in sounds as diverse as spraying mouthwash, bullets flying through the air and screams to create an intense piece of theater.
Martin Kleinman, a native New Yorker, who was born and raised in The Bronx, returned in 2010, after living in Manhattan, Jackson Heights and, for 25 years, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Over the years, he has written a novel, screenplays and a recently published collection of New York-centric short fiction. Martin will read a short section from that collection, from the story called “Home Front.”
Steve Simring is a forensic psychiatrist with more than a passing interest in theater. In his quest to understand his long deceased mother, he has attempted to channel her and explore her long and problematic marriage to his father. He’ll be doing just that on stage this Tuesday.
And maybe a short film and an additional song or two. So join us Tuesday, August 26, 7pm for a great night of entertainment and conviviality at The Cell Theatre, 338 W23rd St., NYC. See you there.
Antoinette Montague will be performing with Jazzmobile on August 6, 2014, 7-9pm at Grant’s Tomb, W122nd St & Riverside Drive, NYC. 212 666-1640. Joining Antoinette will be Winard Harper and Jeli Posse. 212 666-1640
Honor Finnegan will be performing in NJ at the Montclair Center Stage Presents Outpost in the Burbs, Saturday, August 9th, 5:30pm, Church Street at the corner of South Fullerton, Montclair, NJ. It’s an evening of free live music in the heart of Montclair’s Downtown! The Outpost goes outdoors on Church Street for an evening of FREE music in collaboration with Montclair Center Stage! Bring a folding chair/ stop in to one of the local restaurants for dinner or dessert or just come out to enjoy the music!
Tara O’Grady’s band will be performing on Friday, August 15 at Brasserie Magritte. They’re throwing a party to celebrate the Belgian artist Rene Magritte. Reservations highly encouraged, as is vintage apparel from 1920s-60s during the artist’s lifetime. (Men will be given bowler hats). $10 admission – no cover for diners. Tara’s band performs 10pm-1am, but the all day party begins at 11am with a surrealist painting lesson for children. More details here http://brasseriemagritte.com/events/ 1463 Third Avenue , New York City 10028 Phone 646 449 0606
Author and native Bronxite Martin Kleinman will be making a special presentation of his book Home Front: The Collection, this Saturday, August 16th, 4-6pm at the Bronx Writers Center, 2700 E Tremont Avenue, Bronx 10461 (#6 train to Westchester Square). Home Front is a short story collection that takes the reader from New York City to Belgium to New England and beyond. Described by author Jennifer Cody Epstein (“The Gods of Heavenly Punishment”) as “diverse, irreverent and grittily lyrical” these tales represent urban street realism with honest lingo and tone, introducing us to a cast of characters both shocking and familiar. The presentation will close with a Q&A where participants can ask the author questions about writing and the publishing process. Books will be available for purchase/signing by the author… No admission. Tickets at Eventbrite
This months Artists Without Walls’ Showcase will be on Tuesday, Augusts 26, 7pm at The Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St.
Singer/songwriter Martina Fiserova will be be performing at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1) on Sunday August 31st at 6pm. 196 Allen Street, Lower East Side, no cover
Artists Without Walls presents its “Showcase at The Cell Theatre” on Tuesday, July 22nd, 7pm, 338 W23rd St. Join NYC’s most welcoming art group for a great lineup of entertainment and conviviality. There is no charge.
Tara O’Grady and her trio will be performing at the IBO Summer Party, Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7pm, at The Manhattan Club: 800 Seventh Ave., New York, NY. (212) 582-2975. Join Tara for a special evening featuring great music, a full buffet dinner and an open bar. There will also be two very special guests: Mr. Noel Kilkenny, Irish Consul General and Mr. Peter Ryan, Irish Deputy Consul General. Both men are leaving New York this year to move on to diplomatic appointments in Greece and Hong Kong, respectively. They have been great friends to the IBO, so this is a perfect opportunity for IBO members to personally wish them well on their new appointments.
Members & non-members alike are welcome. IBO Members will receive the discounted price of $40 per person. Non-member are welcome at $50 per person. Price includes 2 hour open bar (7-9pm), live music and a deluxe buffet. Tickets & information available on the IBO website.
Honor Finnegan will be performing in the Schoolhouse Songwriter Series at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse Saturday, July 26at 7:30pm – 10:00pm, 491 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, New Jersey. Tickets $10
Featuring Honor, Rich Deans, Shayfer James. Hosted by Sharon Goldman Sponsored by the Metuchen Arts Council
And down the road…Antoinette Montague has a busy August and September schedule. Here it is:
August 6, 2014 Guest of Winard Harper Grants Tomb, Jazzmobile
August 10, 2014 10 am-12 noon Bethany Baptist Church
275 W Market St. Newark NJ
August 15, 2014 7 pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest guest of Chris Persad August 16, 2014 Morristown Jazz Fest. Winard Harper, feat Antoinette
September 3, 2014 12 noon -1 pm WBGO Jazz Series
at the Hilton Gateway 2, Newark, NJ
September 26, 2014 Jazz at Kitano
66 Park Av. at 38th St., NYC
Booking: 203-820-8819 Booking Gwen Evans 973-763-2143