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Friday, April 22, 2011

Fringe Benefit Revival Urinetown May 1

The Alumni Association of the New York International Fringe Festival Presents THE FringeBENEFITS SERIES Celebrating FringeNYC's 15th Anniversary with 15 shows over 15 weeks Thursdays May 5 - August 11 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in August. Since the opening of the very first Festival in August of 1997, FringeNYC has never thrown a benefit. That is about to change as the Alumni Association of the New York International Festival presents THE Fringe BENEFITS SERIES.

Beginning May 5, THE FringeBENEFITS SERIES will offer a taste of 15 of the most beloved shows from the past 15 years of FringeNYC.  Every Thursday for 15 weeks The Laurie Beechman Theatre will present a different performance, concert, or reading of a different work from one of the Festivals. Casting and guest hosts for the series will be announced on a show-by-show basis. The lineup (which may be subject to change) is as follows:

May 5: Urinetown (1999). In a world where citizens must use public amenities regulated by a malevolent corporation, one man plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. Featuring music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann, book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. A concert featuring songs from Urinetown and their new musical Yeast Nation. $30. 7pm.

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