The Zipper Factory (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th
Avenues) will present the following performances in the theater in March 2008:
THE WAU WAU SISTERS
Good Girls go places. Bad Girls go . . . Everywhere!
When: Saturday, March
1 at 8:30 pm
Join the Wau Wau Sisters, the only two-girl circus in the
world, in their return to The Zipper.
Having recently traveled the world, they are more than ready to teach
the audience their own meaning of the term "foreign relations!" Spreading the love (that knows no boundaries), the Sisters will
regale with tawdry tales from P-town to Portugal, London to LaChapelle . . .
from Feasting Down Under to Cruising Up the "Mexican Riviera" (with
1,800 lesbians). After performing for
"Queens" the world over, the girls recently capped it off with a
"Royal Flush" in England's
Challenging the state of reverence and preciousness of the
Cirque du Soleil aesthetic, the Wau Wau Sisters carve out a new niche for
circus events – right in front of you - so close you can see the sinew of their
muscles, the sweat on their skin . . . and the tear in their fishnets! A sly
mix of jaw dropping physical prowess and guileless mayhem, the show starts at a
break-neck pace and gets wilder from there!
If you like your girls strong and your cocktails stronger,
pull up a (car) seat, order a drink and behold as the Wau Wau Sisters, New York's bravest and
bawdiest burlesque darlings, share more than you bargained for in their first
show stateside since last summer. In
one festive, freewheeling evening they prove that love and liquor can unite
nations and bring peace and love - if not forever, at least for one night!
CIRKUS WINTER CABARET
When: Sundays, March
2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $20 ($5 discount for clowns in make-up)
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret returns to New York in March. When
the Cirkus began in 1995, it set the stage for today's vaudeville and burlesque
revival, and since then has become a legend in the New York and national performance scene. The
Bindlestiffs have featured over 400 variety acts, toured nationally for the
past fourteen years, and brought vaudeville back to Times
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret brings together
elements of circus, sideshow, vaudeville, burlesque, and cabaret to provide a
stage for some of the most talented performing artists in the world. Jugglers,
clowns, acrobats, and trapeze artists share the stage with musicians,
magicians, dancers, daredevils, and more. Each show features a unique
combination of acts, but all promise a legendary lineup of circus feats,
sideshow marvels, and world-class entertainers.
Every show features Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founders
Philomena and Kinko the Clown, along with an amazing lineup of entertainment
VITA AND VIRGINIA
By Eileen Atkins
Starring Kathleen Chalfant and Patricia Elliott / Directed
by Pamela Berlin
Presented by The No Frills Company
When: Mondays, March
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 7:00 pm (Mondays at 7 pm through April 28)
Award winning actresses Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America) and Patricia Elliott ("One Life to
Live," A Little Night Music, The Shadow Box) star in The No Frills Company's
presentation of Vita and Virginia,
a play by Eileen Atkins adapted from the correspondence between Virginia Woolf
and Vita Sackville-West and directed by Pamela Berlin. The play, about two extraordinary 20th
Century women exploring their passions - literary and otherwise - takes place
in the 1920s and 1930s and through the first years of WWII. It deals, in a very
timely way, with women seeking their place in the world as they face personal
and professional conflicts.
When: Monday, March 3
at 9:30 pm
jeremy schonfeld, backed by his full band and surprise
special guests, showcases his unique rock-theater fusion from his previously
released albums "Blue Skies & All," and "Drift," as
well as workshopping new music from "37 Notebooks," his latest studio
album. "37 Notebooks" (which
includes an all-star line-up of artists including Shoshana Bean, Adam Pascal,
Tracie Thoms, Kelli O'Hara, Lauren Kennedy, and Jarrod Emick, among others) is
scheduled for release in April 2008.
NICE JEWISH GIRLS
Faster, Pussycat! Kvetch! Kvetch!
March 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 7:30 pm (Saturdays at 7:30 through April 26)
Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad returns to The Zipper for a brand
new variety show. The evening mixes
comedy, music, spoken-word and burlesque and, as always, features those gals
who learned to smoke at Hebrew
School, got drunk at
their Bat-Mitzvahs and would rather have more schtuppa than the chupah.
Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad features comedians Ophira
Eisenberg (Comedy Central), Julie Goldman (LOGO, HBO), Jessica Golden (Montreal
Comedy Festival, Reign Over Me), Poppi Kramer ("The Biggest Loser"), Cynthia
Levin (Comedy Central, "Comics Unleashed"), Shawn Pelofsky (E!, "Comics
Unleashed"), Jessica Wood ("Showtime at the Apollo") and Rena Zager (Comedy
Central, VH-1) spoken word artist Vanessa Hidary (HBO), the burlesque duo
Sister Schmaltz, the klezmer all-star house band The Four Skins and the host,
the queen of quick change, comedian and chanteuse The Goddess Perlman (Last
Joy Behar: BITCHIN'
When: Thursday, March
13 and Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 pm
The multi-talented comedian/actress/talk-show host/author
returns with more intimate evenings at The Zipper. A funny, dishy delight, with each night's
proceeds going to benefit one of Ms. Behar's favorite charities.
When: Friday, March
14 at 8:00 and 10:30 pm
Broadway diva Daphne Rubin-Vega (two-time Tony nominee for
originating the role of "Mimi" in Rent, as well as for her role in Nilo Cruz'
Anna in the Tropics) hits The Zipper stage with her band for two concerts,
featuring music from her two albums "Redemption Songs" and "Souvenirs."
Money. Fame. Love. Don't look down.
Music by Andrew Gerle
Lyrics by Andrew Gerle, Eddie Sugarman and Maryrose Wood
Starring Mark Jacoby, Michael Marcotte, Kate Rockwell and
Directed by David Schweizer
When: Monday, March
17 and Monday, March 31 at 9:30 PM
An injured baseball player imagines getting back to the big
leagues . . . A girl finds the courage to be herself on a reality TV show . . .
A recording superstar confronts the loneliness of the spotlight . . . A woman
from a poor neighborhood remembers the public library that fueled her dreams
and changed her life. Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Mark Jacoby and Drama
Desk nominee Lynne Wintersteller are joined by newcomers Michael Marcotte and
Kate Rockwell (TV's "Grease: You're The One That I Want") in an evening of song
directed by David Schweizer, who has helmed productions from Lincoln Center and
City Opera to Mabou Mines and The Culture Project.
Composer and lyricist Andrew Gerle is a three-time recipient
of the Richard Rodgers Award (with Maryrose Wood), administered by Stephen
Sondheim and the American
Academy of Arts and
Sciences. He and lyricist Eddie Sugarman were awarded a 2006 Jonathan Larson
Award for their show, Meet John Doe, which had its critically-acclaimed world
premiere last season at Ford's Theatre in Washington,
DC, directed by Eric Schaeffer
and orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick.
From vegans to Vegas, soldiers to supermoms, Up is a musical
revue for everyone who has dreamed of something more.