16th Annual Festival takes over Lower Manhattan with 190 diffferent shows.
August 10 - 26 at 20 venues
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The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 16th Annual Festival from August 10th - 26th, 2012. FringeNYC will offer programming by 190 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies in 20 venues in Lower Manhattan. With attendance topping 75,000 people, FringeNYC is New York City’s fifth largest cultural event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con). A complete lineup of shows is available at www.FringeNYC.org. FringeNYC shows run 2pm - midnight weekdays and noon - midnight on weekends. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door at www.FringeNYC.org or 866-468.7619. Discount passes for multiple shows will also available. For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org.
In November 2007, FringeNYC was honored by Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the Mayor's Award for Arts & Culture “for its phenomenal leadership in showcasing the best and boldest theater and performance by both established and emerging artists. The New York International Fringe Festival is renowned for presenting work that reflects the excitement and energy of the contemporary theater world - locally, nationally and abroad.” Previous recipients of the award include Woody Allen, Celia Cruz, Stephen Sondheim, Wynton Marsalis, The Tribeca Film Festival, Mark Morris, The Public Theater, Chita Rivera, and Edward Albee.
In 2011, many of New York City's most prominent downtown performance venues will host productions from around the globe as part of FringeNYC. Past participant venues, ranging in size from 50 to 700 seats, include Lucille Lortel Theater, SoHo Playhouse, Players Theater, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Cherry Lane Theatre, Actors Playhouse, Barrow Street Theater, Minetta Lane Theater, P.S. 122, and The Village Theater. FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy.
In 1997, New York City became the seventh US city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. In its first 15 years FringeNYC has presented nearly 3000 performing groups from the U.K., Canada, Poland, Ireland, Japan, China, Singapore, Germany, the Czech Republic and across the U.S., prompting Switzerland's national daily, The New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.” The festival has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Never Swim Alone, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, 21 Dog Years, Krapp 39, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, Silence! The Musical, Matt & Ben, Bash'd, The Irish Curse, Triassic Parq, and The Fartiste and as well as movies (WTC View, Armless) and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair).
Top row - A Coupla Crackpot Crones, Bang!, Mother Eve's Secret Garden, Dogs.
Middle row - The Independents, Blown Away By Poetry, Pare, Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Lonliness.
Bottom rwo - The Great Pie Robbery, Falling, Linda Means to Wait, In Heat.