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November 2018

Backstage Broadway: Come From Away

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Chad Kimball, the Tony nominated actor who plays Kevin in “Come From Away,” will interview himself as Kevin tells his story of how Gander’s compassion, then and now, ignited a spirit of kindness that renewed Kevin’s spirituality and inspired a new tradition of an annual “giving back” day that has since spread.

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January 2019

Ah, Wilderness!

January 25 – February 17, 2019

Ah, Wilderness! is a classic American comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young man and his loving family in a small Connecticut town.

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February 2019

Haunted Files

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 7PM & 9PM

An immersive evening of theater that recreates through audience interaction, performance, and talkback the little-known history of scientific racism in America. A post-show panel discussion follows.

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April 2019

Backstage Broadway: Kiss Me Kate

Monday, April 1, 2019 @ 7PM

A backstage look at the revival of Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me Kate, starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase. Guests will include stars and members of the production team.

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All Our Children

April 6 – May 12, 2019

A terrible crime is taking place in a clinic for disabled children. One brave voice is raised in objection. But will the anyone listen?

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Backstage Broadway: Be More Chill

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 7PM

A backstage look at the new musical Be More Chill, featuring composer-lyricist Joe Iconis

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June 2019

The Sheen Center Theater Festival

June 20 – 23, 2019

The third annual Sheen Center Theater Festival celebrates the voices of emerging and established Catholic playwrights this year featuring work by established playwrights William Baer, Erik Ehn, Caridad Svich, Nathan Yungerberg.

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October 2019

American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices

October 15 – 16, 2019

From the creators of last season’s sold out Haunted Files comes Unheard Voices. In this monologue play with traditional West African singing and drumming, acclaimed playwrights have imagined the lives and given voice to the individuals found at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan.

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The Hope Hypothesis

October 25 – November 15, 2019

In this dark comedy, a law student arrives at a government facility to finalize her immigration paperwork — and her unusual birth certificate triggers an absurd series of events that take on a life of their own.

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November 2019

The Gospel of John

November 30, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Ken Jennings’s dynamic, fresh performance of John’s poetic, yet precise eyewitness account of the life of Jesus for the Advent-Christmas season. (Grades 6-12 and up)

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January 2020

Sister Calling My Name

January 24 – February 16, 2020

An enthralling tour de force, this award winning play deals with issues of love and loss, faith and doubt, the strength of family ties, and the possibility of personal redemption.

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February 2020

Warriors Don’t Cry

January 31 – February 1, 2020

This original one-woman play dramatizes Melba Patillo Beals’s searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock’s central high, through the lens of a contemporary young activist (Grades 6 to 12)

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ARCH Ballet

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 7:30PM

Critically acclaimed Arch Ballet presents an evening of bold contemporary dances choreographed by Sheena Annalise.

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About Love

A new play with songs and music, tells the irresistible story of a young man’s first love and the shocking betrayal that emerges.

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April 2020

The Gospel of John – Video on Demand

April 11 – April 13, 2020

18 Bleecker St

New York, NY 10012 United States

https://youtu.be/sffkFsgN9pE “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5) During this Easter weekend, the triumphant culmination of this most sacred week on the Christian calendar, experience the eyewitness account of our Lord, Jesus Christ, as it may originally have been proclaimed. The Sheen Center presents the video premiere … Read more

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The Gospel of John – Video on Demand

April 11 – April 13, 2020

18 Bleecker St

New York, NY 10012 United States

https://youtu.be/sffkFsgN9pE “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5) During this Easter weekend, the triumphant culmination of this most sacred week on the Christian calendar, experience the eyewitness account of our Lord, Jesus Christ, as it may originally have been proclaimed. The Sheen Center presents the video premiere … Read more

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June 2020

Black Mothers and Their Sons

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 3PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D-_7iJkgFo Sheen Center Interim Executive Director David Di Certo talks with actress and playwright Angela Polite about her play Mary Speaks and what it means to be an artist of faith and an artist of color at such a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. The playwright explores the history of Black mothers and their sons in America, through a spiritual … Read more

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Poetry in America – Live featuring “Finishing The Hat” by Stephen Sondheim

Friday, June 12, 2020 @ 3:00PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX3gIaU6d2I During the celebration of his 90th birthday, Poetry in America Live will focus on Stephen Sondheim’s song “Finishing The Hat” from Sunday in the Park with George. This live event will celebrate the work of Sondheim through performance of his songs and discussion of the lyrics to this particular song. PBS’s “Poetry in America” … Read more

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Black Stories Matter with Judy Tate

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 @ 3PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRAnZYI9OsE&live=1 A conversation with Judy Tate about the power of using personal narratives to illuminate moments of historical significance. Judy is the Co-Founder & Artistic Director of The American Slavery Project.  In case you missed American Slavery Project’s “Black Women and the Ballot” event featuring Phylicia Rashad, you can view it here through June 30th. … Read more

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Black Women and the Ballot – American Slavery Project

Friday, June 19 @ 7:30PM – June 30, 2020

3 Radio Dramas about rebellions large and small that Black women mounted for the right to vote.

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