NEW YORK CITY |  New York arts and entertainment were disrupted by Hurricane Sandy. Power outage continues below 34th Street. Officially, ConEd says power to be restored to all customers within 4 days.

Moreover, as of this posting, expect most subways to be down for the rest of the week. Some city buses are now running with no fares (free), and buses will become more available starting at 5 PM. 23 fires still burning; 4,000+ trees reported down; 6,000+ in emergency shelters; LGA completely under water. Over 80 homes were completely destroyed in Breezy Point, Queens from a massive fire. Coney Island is still dealing with major flooding. Queens Midtown, Holland and Batter Tunnels remained closed. East River Bridges are open. Rockaway Bridges remain closed. To volunteer to help the city clean up please email nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov.

Below is a sampling of most New York shows, events and entertainment that will resume performances starting Wednesday, Oct. 31.  This list also notes the shows whose openings or performances have been postponed.

Folk rock musical Son of a Gun resumes performances on Friday, Nov. 2
Son of a Gun, a new folk rock musical which was planned to begin performances at Theatre Row on Thursday, November 1 will instead begin performances on Friday, November 2. Because of weather conditions, the delivery of some essential production materials was not on schedule, thus causing a delay. Patrons with tickets for the affected performance should contact their point of sale.

LaMaMa E.T.C. is closed today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday). However, Triple Shadow’s 2 From the Sea performs this weekend.

TRIPLE SHADOW’S PREMIERE OF ‘2 FROM THE SEA’
final weekend November 1-3 at 7:30 PM; November 4 at 2:30 PM
La MaMa E.T.C., 74A East 4th Street (first floor theater)
Tickets: $18; Reservations at 212.475.7710
Final performance of Triple Shadow’s evocative solo adaptations of plays whose themes are based on stories of the sea: Dylan Thomas’s “Holiday Memory,” performed by Seamus Maynard; and John Millington Synge’s “Riders to the Sea,” performed by Mari Andrejco. Films of the sea accompany the works, and Edward Herbst performs live his music for toy piano, harmonium, and mandolin, along with traditional Irish folksongs. Director is Beth Skinner, lighting design is by Bessie and Drama Desk winner Paul Clay (RENT), and scenic design is by Obie winner Jun Maeda.

The Kitchen is closed this week.

Due to serious damage sustained in our theater during Hurricane Sandy, The Kitchen will be closed this week. In the days ahead, the Kitchen will seek to reschedule performances of Richard Maxwell’s Neutral Hero. They will be in contact with all ticket holders regarding these new dates as quickly as possible. Please do not email the box office in the interim–; the building is still without electricity!

Originally scheduled for October 31, the opening for Matt Keegan and Eileen Quinlan’s exhibition Y? O! G… A. is also postponed. They anticipate that the show will open next week.

Bayanihan National Dance Company to open as scheduled at the Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, D.C. and the Philippine Consulate General in New York are coordinating with the management of the venues for the performances of the Bayanihan National Dance Company at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York on November 1 at 7:30 p.m. and the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater at Washington, D.C. on November 3 at 7:30 p.m. and November 4 at 2:00 p.m. As of this writing, no cancellation is expected and the shows are expected to proceed as scheduled. Periodic advisories will continue to be issued.

Kilusan Bautista's solo show "Universal Self" performs Nov. 2 and 3 in Brooklyn
Kilusan Bautista’s solo show “Universal Self” performs Nov. 2 and 3 in Brooklyn

Universal Self by Kilusan Bautista goes on

November 2 and 3, 2012 @ 8PM, Kilusan Bautista will present UNIVERSAL SELF at the new state of the art Actors Fund Arts Center 160 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn 11201. The new and improved production of UNIVERSAL SELF includes multi-media, animation and a stage set designed by the well-known Xmental Inc. Kilusan Bautista is also excited to announce that the November 2 production of UNIVERSAL SELF will include an opening performance by the renowned King of Latin Soul Music, Joe Bataan. Admission: $10

Through personal experiences we can find the most honest and vulnerable wounds that are waiting to be treated in the racial emergency room of the American consciousness. Take a moment to slow down and feel the pulse known as UNIVERSAL SELF, an emerging solo theater production whose time has come. When we are able to gain deeper insight into the complex processes of how American youth make sense of the world and how childhood experiences shape our racial identity, we inevitably come closer to achieving racial unity and progress for multicultural America in the 21st century.

Most Broadway shows go on as scheduled on Wednesday, October 31

On Wednesday, October 31st, most shows that were scheduled to go on will perform for both the matinee and evening performances. Theatergoers should check BroadwayLeague.com, ILoveNYTheater.com, Telecharge.com, Ticketmaster.com, or the official show website to confirm that the specific show is playing, or in the event of a schedule change. For questions about exchange or refund policies, theatergoers should contact their point of purchase.

As always, the safety and security of theatregoers and employees is everyone’s primary concern, so for those who can’t get in to the city as a result of the suspension of public transportation by government authorities or additional safety precautions that were implemented, they should contact their point of purchase for questions about exchange or refund policies.”

SHOWS PERFORMING: (M = Matinee, E = Evening)

ANNIE (M, E)
THE BOOK OF MORMON (E)
CHAPLIN (M, E)
CYRANO D’BERGERAC (M, E)

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (M, E)
EVITA (E)
GRACE (M, E)
THE HEIRESS (M, E)
JERSEY BOYS (E)
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (M, E)
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (M, E)
ONCE (M, E)
THE PERFORMERS (E)
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (M)
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (M, E)
ROCK OF AGES (E)
SCANDALOUS (E)
WAR HORSE (M, E)
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (M)
WICKED (E)

SHOWS CANCELED:

EVITA (M)
THE LION KING (E)
JERSEY BOYS (M)
MARY POPPINS (E)
SCANDALOUS (M)

For Refund and Exchanges:

If tickets were purchased via Telecharge or Ticketmaster via phone or online your credit card will be refunded automatically within 7-10 business days. For any issues, please contact the customer service information included with your tickets. Please have your Order Number/Confirmation Number handy. Original tickets need not be retained.

If tickets were purchased at the Box Office: please return your original tickets to the Theater Box Office. You have the option of receiving a full refund to the original method of payment or exchanging your tickets for an alternate date of your choice, subject to availability.

If tickets were purchased as part of a Group: please contact your Group Sales Agent for more information regarding refunds or exchanges. Original tickets should be retained until you contact the Group Sales Agent.

If tickets were purchased through any other sales channel, please return to the original point of purchase for more information. If you have your tickets in hand, please retain them for a refund or exchange.

Some Off Broadway shows return. Below is a breakdown of the performance schedule for today:

BAD JEWS at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Black Box Theatre: 7 PM performance

GOLDEN CHILD at the Signature Theatre: 2 PM & 7:30 PM performances

IF THERE IS I HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre: 2 PM & 7:30 PM performances

MURDER BALLAD at MTC’s The Studio at New York City Center – Stage II: 7:30 PM performance

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES at the Westside Theatre: 2 PM & 7 PM performances

THE PIANO LESSON at Signature Theatre: 7:30 PM performance is on. But 2 PM performance is canceled

Vineyard Theatre of NYC suspends performances of Checkers due to power outages.

Due to extensive power outages in downtown Manhattan as a result of the hurricane, Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in Union Square) is cancelling performances of its world-premiere production of CHECKERS until further notice, starting this evening, Tuesday, October 30. Originally set to open on Wednesday, October 31, the production’s new  opening date will be announced along with the resumption of performances.

According to Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, The Vineyard’s Executive Producer, 6″Along with countless other New Yorkers, we are assessing the aftermath of  the storm and working with colleagues in the neighborhood to determine when power will be restored and when performances can resume on our stage. We appreciate everyone’s resilience and understanding under these exceptional circumstances.”

CHECKERS — a new play by Douglas McGrath about Richard and Pat Nixon and his landmark Checkers speech in 1952 — is the first play of the 30th anniversary season at Vineyard Theatre.

Directed by Terry Kinney, the cast of CHECKERS includes Kelly Coffield Park, Kathryn Erbe, Joel Marsh Garland, Anthony LaPaglia, Kevin O’Rourke, John Ottovino, Mark Shanahan, Lewis J. Stadlen and Robert Stanton.

54 Below resumes evening shows
54 Below (www.54below.com) announces that performances will resume on Wednesday, October 31 as previously scheduled. 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street (Between Broadway & 8th Avenue)

Performances this week are as follows:

Wednesday, October 31
8:30PM – Melissa Errico
11:00PM – Cadavaret – Broadway’s Halloween Cabaret

Thursday, November 1
8:30PM – Melissa Errico
10:30PM – The Green Room

Friday, November 2
8:30PM – Melissa Errico
11:00PM – Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle

Saturday, November 3
8:30PM – Melissa Errico
11:00PM – Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle

Sunday, November 4
1:00PM – Terese Genecco
6:00PM – Mark Nadler
9:00 – Alison Fraser

Call 646-476-3551 or visit http://www.54Below.com for further updates or reservations.


French Institute Alliance Française remains closed on Oct. 31

Due to lingering problems in the storm’s aftermath, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) will remain closed on Wednesday, October 31.  All French classes and events at all locations in New York and New Jersey are cancelled for Wednesday.  The FIAF Preschool will remain closed on Wednesday.  The Library, Gallery, and FIAF building will remain closed to the public. Please check fiaf.org for the latest information.

These shows announced that they will perform this weekend:

MARTIN HALPERN’S NEW CHAMBER OPERA ‘THE SCAFFOLDING’ freely based on Henrik Ibsen’s “The Master Builder”

November 2&3 at 8 PM; November 4 at 3 PM (performance of November 1 has been cancelled)
Shetler Studios, 244 West 54 Street
Tickets $20; Reservations at 718.858.1549
Composer/librettist Martin Halpern will premiere his two-act chamber opera “The Scaffolding,” freely based on Ibsen’s “The Master Builder,” centering around the strange love affair between the young Hilde Wungel and the famous middle-aged architect Halvard Solness, whom she has idolized since they met ten years earlier. Singers are Jacqueline Noparstak, John Jay Hebert, Jim Trainor, and Leslie Middlebrook, accompanied by pianist Earl Buys. Stage direction by Jamibeth Margolis; music direction by Martin Halpern.

BALASOLE presents ‘VOCES’
November 3 at 8 PM; November 4 at 5 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 St.
Tickets: $25; Reservations at 212.868.4444
Roberto Villanueva presents an all-new program of his BalaSole Dance Company, presenting talented young dancer/choreographers Lauren Alpert, Elijah Avraham, Nicole Calabrese, Caitlyn Casson, Sarah Ewing, Aaron Gregory, Morgana Rose Mellett, Emily Pacilio, Gina Pero and emerging artist Kyla Healey, joined by Villanueva.

AZUL DANCE THEATRE/Yuki Hasegawa presents ‘ELEMENTS’
November 3 at 8:30 PM; November 4 at 2:30 PM
Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, 126 East 13th Street
Tickets: $20; Reservations: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
Yuki Hasegawa presents new works by her and guest choreographers Juri Nishio, Kanako Yokota, and twin dancer/choreographers Hsiao-Ting and Hsiao-Wei Hsieh. The company’s style is a robust blend of contemporary dance, theatrically costumed and performed to music by contemporary Asian composers.

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