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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:56

New Victory Announces 2013-14 Season

The New Victory Theater Announces 2013-14 Season 
with World Premiere from New York’s Fiasco Theater 
and Nine U.S. Premieres

New Season includes
World Premiere of Fiasco Theater’s Measure for Measure,
By William Shakespeare
Opens Friday, February 28

U.S. Premiere of Circus Der Sinne’s Mother Africa
Directed by Winston Ruddle
Opens Friday, December 6
Performs Throughout the Holiday Season

U.S. Premiere of Belvoir’s Peter Pan
By J.M. Barrie, Adapted by Tommy Murphy
Directed by Ralph Myers
Opens Friday, October 4

NY Premiere of Adventure Theatre MTC's Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds 
A new musical based on the story by Cedella Marley
Featuring the music and lyrics of Bob Marley
Directed by Nick Olcott
Opens Friday, February 7  

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New York, NY – Devoted to presenting outstanding performing arts for kids, families and audiences of all ages, The New Victory Theater announces the New Victory 2013-14 season, which runs from October 4, 2013 through May 18, 2014. The season will feature one world premiere, nine U.S. premieres and three NY premieres among its 15 productions from seven different countries around the world.

Fiasco Theater’s creative and collaborative troupe will once again color complex characters and illuminate perplexing plots to tell a tale of morality and manipulation in the World Premiere of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure from February 28 – March 16. Last seen on the New Vic stage with their acclaimed production of Cymbeline, presented by Theater for a New AudienceFiasco Theater recently received kudos for their 10-person, one-piano take on Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods at the McCarter Theater.

Peter Panthe season opener and first U.S. premiere, features a dream ensemble from Sydney’s Belvoir from October 4 – 13. Artistic director, dreamer, designer and boy leader Ralph Myers saw something inherently wild in J.M. Barrie’s Neverland that reminded him of the Australian bush, and took on the daunting task of staging the whole adventure on a single set.

The U.S. Premiere of Circus Der Sinne’s Mother Africa fills the New Victory stage with stunning African artistry this holiday. Featuring a rare and breathtaking “Icarian Games” act from Ethiopia, stilt walkers from Tanzania and a renowned contortionist from Kenya (known as “the most flexible man in the world”), this eclectic cast from different countries all around the continent mixes modern circus arts with traditional African dance and music for 30 performances from December 6, 2013 – January 5, 2014.

The remaining U.S. premieres include Carlo Colla & Sons Marionette Company’s Sleeping Beauty, which combines 18th century craftsmanship with the symphonies of Tchaikovsky from November 1 – November 10Hyperish, a fusion of dance styles from the Dutch street scene and club circuit taking the stage from May 9 – May 18; and three unique productions from Australia, including Patch Theatre Company’s Me and My Shadow(October 19 – October 20), Jump Leads and Jessica Wilson’s kid cabaret, Still Awake Still!(January 18 – January 20) and Knee Deepby Brisbane’s hottest new circus company Casus(March 21 – March 30).

New York premieres in the new season include Feet Don’t Fail Me Nowa tap performance that mixes hard-hitting percussive dance with a live rock band from November 15 – December 1Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, new musical based on the story by Cedella Marley and featuring the music and lyrics of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, from February 7 – February 23and the off-the-wall Fluff by Australian performance artist Christine Johnston(April 26 – May 4).

Back by popular demand, “America’s Best Clown” (TIME Magazine) returns next spring to perform a new incarnation of his Drama Desk-nominated show, Bello Mania. Bello Nock, the high-flying dude with the foot-high hair towers above the audience on a 44-foot sway pole in just one of his many daredevil tricks from April 4 – April 20.

Young audiences will be delighted in Denmark’s Songs from Above (New Victory Danish Festival, 2007) for ages two through five, while even younger audiences will be captivated by This [Baby] Life (February 12 – February 23) for ages 4-18 months and Baby Rave (May 7 – May 18) for ages four months to four years.

Please see attachments for complete show descriptions and profiles for the 2013-14 season programming, and for information about New Victory public engagement opportunities. All selections are subject to change.

Ticket Information
Theater-goers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows qualify for free Membership benefits, including up to 35-percent savings with tickets as low as $9. Tickets for renewing Members are available online beginning June 6 and tickets for new Members are available online ( and by telephone (646.223.3010) starting July 12. Full-price tickets for individual productions will be available July 31. Beginning September 3, The New Victory Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) will be open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm

The New Victory Theater is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. The New 42nd Street Board of Directors, the New Vic Council and the theater’s dedicated individual, corporate and foundation donors also provide essential contributions, helping to make possible programming of the highest quality. 

About The New Victory Theater
The New Victory Theater introduces extraordinary performing artists from around the world to extraordinary audiences in New York City, bringing kids to the arts and arts to kids. Created in 1995 for young New Yorkers, their families and schoolmates, The New Victory Theater presents a diverse season of international companies at low ticket prices year after year. Through the theater’s award-winning education programs, The New Victory continues to provide access to schools and communities of New York City who seek to experience and engage with the work on our stages, often for the very first time. The theater’s contributions to the cultural landscape of the city were celebrated by the prestigious New York critics’ organization, The Drama Desk, which presented The New Victory Theater with a 2012 Special Award for “providing enchanting, sophisticated children’s theater that appeals to the child in all of us, and for nurturing a love of theater in young people.” 

About The New 42nd Street
The New 42nd Street leads the dynamic evolution of the reinvented 42nd Street, cultivating a unique cultural and entertainment destination at the “Crossroads of the World” through its projects: The New Victory Theater, a performing arts theater devoted to kids and families; the New 42nd Street Studios, a state-of-the-art, 10-story performing arts complex for rehearsal, performance and arts administration; and The Duke on 42nd Street, an intimate black-box theater. An independent, nonprofit organization, The New 42nd Street believes that the arts have the power to transform a community.


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