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When BIODANCE requires the stage on Tuesday, Sept. 14 to present its Rochester Fringe display “Elemental Forces,” it will be the premiere overall performance for downtown’s brand new executing arts center.

Formerly Xerox Auditorium, the renovated 700-seat Theater at Innovation Sq. will host a variety

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  • Rochester native Bruce Sabath, shown here on Broadway in “Fiddler on the Roof, in Yiddish,” stars in “Searching for Tevye” at JCC CenterStage in October.

The rise of the delta variant of the coronavirus makes all plans for in-person gatherings feel precarious, so looking ahead to local theater productions we’re excited about this fall is a bit of a leap of faith.

But the intoxicating return of live performances this summer, largely at

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“In February of 1983, I met this amazing British documentary filmmaker….”

These are the opening phrases of “Swimming to Cambodia,” the best-identified do the job of actor and author Spalding Gray, who took his lifetime when he jumped

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Diversity of genres and stories has increasingly been Mark Cuddy’s signature as artistic director at Geva Theatre Center. And diversity is as evident as ever in the eight shows announced Friday morning for the upcoming season.

This 49th Geva season is officially, sorta, the artistic director’s final season. After 27 years, Cuddy has announced he is retiring, although he says he’ll have a hand in developing the next season while Geva

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NEW YORK – A wide Broadway coalition of theater owners, producers, union leaders, creators and casting directors have hammered out a series of reforms and commitments for the theater industry to ensure equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

The New Deal for Broadway emerged following a summit of industry leaders organized by Black Theatre United earlier this year. It outlines reforms that are short-term — to be implemented prior to Broadway’s reopening this fall — and long-term over the next few years.

“Just as we are all committed to create safe environments free from discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying, we are

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Acquainted faces are the theme of the JCC CenterStage’s 45th time, with a person now-familiar concern to deal with as well: the pandemic.

“Audiences are coming again,” artistic director Ralph Meranto mentioned, adhering to a summer time of outdoor events at the JCC CanalSide Outdoor Phase.

“By Oct, we feel the earth will be all set to occur back for live indoor theater.”

Yet less than

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Banachek opens new display “Banachek’s Mind Games Live” at the Strat this week.

He has done and appeared on dozens of Television exhibits and labored for several years at the rear of the scenes with the biggest names in magic, like Criss Angel, Penn & Teller and David Copperfield. Now the time is correct for renowned mentalist, escapist and illusionist Banachek to arise from powering the curtain and develop into a Las Vegas Strip headliner.

“Banachek’s Thoughts Game titles Live” makes its debut at the Strat

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Reservations are all tied up for this below-radar theater generation.

“Reflections,” a approximately 2½-hour-extensive clearly show that capabilities a 4-system meal and shows of rope bondage, is serving up leisure with a aspect of kink. As city levels continue to be dim because of to COVID-19 shutdowns, the swanky downtown performance — advertised only via word of mouth — has aided fill the void, providing out every of its 7 sultry performances given that debuting in April at Duane Park in Noho.

Owing to its acceptance, the show’s director, 41-year-outdated Inka Nevala — an award-profitable burlesque performer identified as LouLou

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  • The cast of “The Tempest,” which runs from July 9 through 25 at the Highland Bowl, begins a rehearsal.

A group of deaf and hearing actors stood in a circle onstage. Nobody spoke. Through eye contact and a shared sense of fun, they imagined their breath had condensed into an invisible ball, which they threw, kicked, and gently tossed around the circle.

A year ago, the thought of sharing breath would

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In an age of email messages, texts, and social media, Jennifer Galvez Caton needs to convey back letter producing. Very good, aged-fashioned stamped letters that get there in the mailbox.

“It’s a dropped art,” Caton suggests. “No just one writes longhand anymore. Who does not adore to get a piece of handwritten mail? Who does not

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