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June 2018

The Sheen Center Theater Festival

June 21 – 24, 2018

Now entering its second year, the Sheen Center Theater Festival celebrates the voices of emerging and established Catholic playwrights

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August 2018


July 25 – August 25, 2018

A new verse play written by Jonathan Leaf, examines the final two-years in the life of Russia’s most enduring poet, Alexander Pushkin.

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September 2018

Little Rock

June 8 – September 8, 2018

LITTLE ROCK tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated central high school.

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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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October 25 – November 18, 2018

A one-man show about the extraordinary life of the late actor/comedian, Freddie Prinze – the half Hungarian, half Puerto Rican pioneer that paved the way for future Latino entertainers.

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December 2018

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

November 9 – December 30, 2018

Out of the violence- a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into “No Man’s Land” singing Stille Nacht. This begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music & peace.

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January 2019

Scór on Broadway

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 7PM

Scór is the cultural wing of the Gaelic Athletic Association. During the winter months when the playing season ends, GAA Clubs continue to compete for an all-Ireland Champion’s Title, on stage, through 8 separate cultural competitions since 1969. In 2016 Origin invited the GAA Scór Nua Eabhrac Champions to perform on Broadway as part of … Read more

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February 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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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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March 2019

Twelfth Night

February 22-March 17, 2019

Frog & Peach’s Twelfth Night features fiendish pranks, public brawls, over-indulgence, and a cross-dressing romance — just another day in Illyria!

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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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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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May 2019

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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IDACO nyc – Italian DAnce COnnection

Italian Contemporary Dance & Film event in NYC

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June 2019

Little Shop of Horrors

An innovative and inclusive production of the classic musical Little Shop of Horrors with a neuro-diverse cast.

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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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November 2019

When It Happens to You

October 3 – November 3, 2019

Based on her personal experience, Tawni O’Dell’s theatrical memoir is about a mother’s struggle to help restore a sense of safety and wholeness to her family after her daughter was the victim of a brutal attack.

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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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December 2019

The Gospel of John

November 30 – December 29, 2019

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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