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East Side Stories: Transformation
Metropolitan Playhouse
New York, NY
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East Side Stories: Transformation
New short plays featuring famous figures in Lower East Side history, such as Fiorello LaGuardia, Vincent Astor, Janis Joplin, Bill Graham, Mary Simkhovitch, Marcus Loew, Bruce Mailman. They tell of the founding of celebrated institutions of education, finance, and debauch: Cooper Union, First Houses, The Commodore Burlesque Hall, The Saint, The Fillmore East. Plus there's the dance that was born of a domestic disturbance.

"Cooper Union, Cooper Union" - A Musical
Book and Lyrics by Sheilah Rae; Music by Debra Barsha
Who would dare to put men who were black or white, Jewish or Christian, with(gasp)... women in the same classroom? The story of Peter Cooper's best and biggest idea ...in song!

"Sunshine in Every Window"
by Rex McGregor
SUNSHINE IN EVERY WINDOW: In 1934, crusading city planner Mary Simkhovitch makes a difficult ally for Fiorello LaGuardia and Eleanor Roosevelt.  The mayor and First Lady just want to build the first public housing in America; Mary demands it live up to Americas ideals.

"The Bowery Waltz"  A comedy with dancing
by Jen Plants
On a rooftop in the Bowery, one last look at a glorious view and a ferocious contest to earn the right to sell it. But whats the right price for generations of memories?

"Emigrant"
by Arlene Jaffe
Can a building have a soul? 105 Second Avenue: a literal cornerstone of East Village life, from beginning of the 20th century to the end, from den of iniquity to pillar of the community...the story of the many lives lived by one famous and infamous address.

Location

Metropolitan Playhouse (View)
220 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10009
United States

Categories

Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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