"Briefs: The Second Coming" at NYU Skirball
NYU Skirball will welcome in the New Year with the American premiere of Briefs: The Second Coming from Australia’s Briefs Factory, on January 6 and 7 at NYU Skirball, Greenwhich Village.
Briefs: The Second Coming is the inaugural presentation of Stonewall 50, NYU Skirball’s year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the historic Stonewall Uprising, which took place only blocks from the NYU Campus. The celebration will feature special events, marches, panels and parties. The American premiere is a madcap, all-male, gender-bending cabaret - a heart-stopping blend of burlesque, drag, Australian machismo and punkish swagger. Its cast of six Aussies and one New Yorker are powered by a fierce energy as they mix up a potent blend of drag, glamour and athleticism, infused with dancing, tumbling, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip syncing, sequins, feathers and frocks.
Briefs Factory is an internationally recognized independent artist and producer’s collective dedicated to developing and presenting bold, contemporary and inspiring collaborative work. The company established itself as a leader on the cabaret and circus world stage following the success of their flagship show Briefs, which took Edinburgh Fringe by storm in 2011.
Tickets for Briefs: The Second Coming begin at $45 and can be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the Box Office, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M.
NYU Skirball, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of New York City’s major presenters of international work, and has been the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events in lower Manhattan since 2003. The 800-seat theater, led by Director Jay Wegman, provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators and thinkers. NYU Skirball hosts over 300 events annually, from re-inventions of the classics to cutting-edge premieres, in genres ranging from dance, theater and performance arts to comedy, music and film.
NYU Skirball’s unique partnership with New York University enables it to draw on the University’s intellectual riches and resources to enhance its programming with dialogues, public forums and conversations with artists, philosophers, scientists, Nobel Laureates and journalists.
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