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"[Town Stages] was amazing. They set up stages for us in each room in a way that made sense for us. Each sub-team was able to accomplish what we needed and we were also able to gather as a full department, all in one facility It seemed like every time we needed something, the staff on hand response was, no problem, and yes, that was included. Can't wait to come back next year."

—Trevor Noam

"Beautiful space run by wonderful people. Their mission is rare and essential in NYC!"
 
—Charlie Murphy
 

"Went to see a show here recently for the Mother Line Story Project and was really blown away by how nice it was."

—Jen Rafuse

"Run by amazing people who are committed to supportive affordable spaces. The facilities are brand spankin' new and GORGEOUS. They have acoustic and digital pianos, a stage, seating, a bar area, decent sound system with basic capability, and it looks like they're only going to be getting bigger and better. You CANNOT do better in NYC."

—Paul Rigano

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Girl Be Heard’s Transition Soiree Celebration

Thank you so much for your support through the years, building the House of Girl Be Heard. Each of you made last Wednesday's transition of leadership celebration a night we will never forget.

For those of you who couldn't make it, the photos below provide a glimpse of the magical night of warmly welcoming Chiwoniso Kaitano, our new Executive Director, into the Girl Be Heard family.. Read more.

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TVOT NYC Moves to Tribeca!

The TV of Tomorrow Show's Annual East Coast Event Will Take Place Wednesday, December 4th in a Spectacular New Location

TVOT NYC 2019 Will Feature 100+ Expert Speakers and Panelists; Hands-On Exhibits, Workshops and Master Classes; Unparalleled Opportunities for Networking and Deal-Making; New Branding Options for Sponsors and Exhibitors; Our Popular Holiday Party; and Much, Much More. Read more.

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[the art project] a Pop-Up Art Gallery Comes Back to Tribeca

Katie’s Art Project, a non-profit organization founded by Stephanie Klemons, (Associate Choreographer of the Broadway musical Hamilton), will present [the art project] – a one day only art gallery event featuring the work of NY Times Best Selling Photographer, Jordan Matter – at Town Stages (221 West Broadway) in Tribeca, on September 8, 2019. Read more.

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Town Stages Introduces Board Of Directors

Town Stages introduces its Board of Directors to expand its efforts to foster the future by reimagining equity and access in New York City spaces. Read more.

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PHOTOS: Highlights from the Queerty Pride50 extravaganza

World Pride in New York City is still officially a week away, but the rainbow momentum is palpable.

Queerty kicked things off on Wednesday with a dazzling evening at Town Stages in SoHo to celebrate this year’s Pride50 honorees and to recognize 50 years of remarkable advancements in LGBTQ culture since Stonewall. Read more.

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PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL: NEXT GENERATION NOW AT TOWN STAGES

Saturday May 11th 1230-6p. Events at various times and cost varies. See website for all the details. PEN AMERICA will present NEXT GENERATION NOW, a daylong series of stories and activities for children and families to experience literature as a means to become socially engaged as part of the 2019 PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL. Read more.

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PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL: NEXT GENERATION NOW AT TOWN STAGES

Saturday May 11th 1230-6p. Events at various times and cost varies. See website for all the details. PEN AMERICA will present NEXT GENERATION NOW, a daylong series of stories and activities for children and families to experience literature as a means to become socially engaged as part of the 2019 PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL. Read more.

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Musical Theatre Factory Gala to Honor Michael R. Jackson May 13

MAY 03, 2019

Musical Theatre Factory will celebrate its five-year anniversary with a gala at Town Stages. The May 13 evening, dubbed High Five, will be hosted by Larry Owens and will honor A Strange Loop writer and composer Michael R. Jackson. MTF's High Fivegala will take place at 7:30 PM. Tickets start at $25 with a sliding scale offered to ensure inclusive participation. Read more.

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BizBash C.E.O. David Adler: What’s on the Mind of Event Pros?

March 1, 2019

by David Adler

Does the new Haute Dokimazo crowd-sourced think tank conference give us a barometer on top issues?

In January, I attended the New York City edition of Haute Dokimazo. Billed as a “think tank” for event pros, Haute Dokimazo, which means “to examine” in ancient Greek, is the brainchild of Liz Lathan, Nicole Osibodu, and Tom Spano. The organization was born from their observation that many of the larger association and industry events were becoming irrelevant in the lives of attendees. So they formed Haute Dokimazo to bring together no more than 100 event pros. Recently, Austin, Texas-based marketing agency C.E.O. Jeff Haynes of Haute Rock Creative acquired the group. Read more.

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Reinventing the Corporate Meeting and Event Experience

February 26, 2019

I have created, organized, and attended thousands of corporate events over my career and often felt like the basic meeting model is broken.  It's too standardized, frequently focused more on the keynote address and not the overall attendee journey. Creative approaches are repeated, leaving attendees uninspired.  I love seeing new ideas, technologies, and approaches to build brand engagement.   I was recently invited to attended the "HD" Conference in NYC and it truly was a unique experience. Read more.

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Two Hands Productions presents PILOTS: SEASON 001 - FAR OFF PLACES this March

February 22, 2019

Two Hands Productions presents Pilots: Season 001 - Far Off Places at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC running March 6-27, 2019, Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Single show tickets are $25 and include one drink ticket for the bar special of the day. $80 season tickets, which include one drink ticket for each of the four dates, are also available. Early bird season tickets are available for $60 until 11:59pm on February 19th.  Read more.

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The Strand Bookstore Offers Compromise to Avoid NY Landmark Building Status

February 21, 2019

February 2019 – Lower Manhattan
By Mike Leventhal APB Staff Reporter

In an emotional and sometimes combative second hearing before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the owner of the iconic Strand Bookstore, Nancy Bass Wyden, continued her effort to keep the famed bookseller’s building from being designated a city landmark along with seven other buildings on Broadway between East 12th and 14th Streets. Read more.

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Chillin' With Christine Toy Johnson

January 26, 2019

I know a few master mixologists not only serving them up, but creating unique craft spirits. Joanna Carpenter is making magic over at Town Stages in New York City (while also fiercely advocating for women in the hospitality industry) and Tom Richter created this handcrafted quinine tonic, Tomr’s, that’s really fantastic! Read more.

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Town Stages Announces the Second Annual Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellows

January 22, 2019

Town Stages announces the 2019 slate of recipients of the annual Sokoloff Creative Arts Fellowship: Charlotte Arnoux & Alex Parrish, Nikko Benson, Éamon Boylan, Maximus DeFrancesco, Molly Powers Gallagher, Tess Howsam, Rachel Lin, Anna Lublina, Lacy Marie Meyer, Ben Moniz, Marina Montesanti, Zach Morris, Mark Murray, Tara O'Con, Noah Reece, Tidtaya Sinutoke, Alex Spieth, Jeff Tang, Greg Taubman, The Mother Line Story Project, Will Thomason, Isaac L. Thompson Jr, Rebecca Vineyard, and Emma Rosa Went. Town Stages is home to this unique Fellowship Program for artists, entrepreneurs, writers, content creators, movers, shakers, and makers of all kinds. The 2019 Arts Fellows receive access to Sokoloff Arts' executive staff and community of collaborators for development and execution; free workspace to host meetings, develop, write, practice and collaborate; subsidized presentation and performance space; and a cohort of contemporaries to provide support and feedback. Read more.

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Town Stages Announces the Second Annual Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellows

January 22, 2019

Town Stages announces the 2019 slate of recipients of the annual Sokoloff Creative Arts Fellowship: Charlotte Arnoux & Alex Parrish, Nikko Benson, Éamon Boylan, Maximus DeFrancesco, Molly Powers Gallagher, Tess Howsam, Rachel Lin, Anna Lublina, Lacy Marie Meyer, Ben Moniz, Marina Montesanti, Zach Morris, Mark Murray, Tara O'Con, Noah Reece, Tidtaya Sinutoke, Alex Spieth, Jeff Tang, Greg Taubman, The Mother Line Story Project, Will Thomason, Isaac L. Thompson Jr, Rebecca Vineyard, and Emma Rosa Went. Town Stages is home to this unique Fellowship Program for artists, entrepreneurs, writers, content creators, movers, shakers, and makers of all kinds. The 2019 Arts Fellows receive access to Sokoloff Arts' executive staff and community of collaborators for development and execution; free workspace to host meetings, develop, write, practice and collaborate; subsidized presentation and performance space; and a cohort of contemporaries to provide support and feedback. Read more.

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Space, the Final Frontier: Sokoloff Is On To Something Big

February 13, 2018

Robin Sokoloff doesn’t wait. The NYC-based executive director-dancer-choreographer-producer needed a space for her own performances and for those of her friends — many of them women and minorities. She has built not one, but two venues, utilized by thousands of people in the arts. And with her second space, she may be on the verge of redefining the business model for creating new work. Read more.

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TOWN STAGES Presents an Industry Reading of Billy and the Golden Pencil: A Superhero Musical

January 18, 2019

Town Stages presents an industry reading of Billy and the Golden Pencil: A Superhero Musical at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC on Monday, January 21, 2019 (MLK Day) at 7pm. Billy is 12 years old, an avid drawer and aspiring comic book artist who comes home one day from school and suddenly, a box containing a Golden Pencil falls from the sky and anything he draws with it comes to life. Billy's universe becomes quickly wrapped up in a superhero world of possibility, newfound powers, bullies, and responsibility, but he has to learn the difference between drawing inside and outside of the lines. Read more.

 

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ART BEYOND THE GLASS COMES TO NYC TO CELEBRATE LOCAL COCKTAILS AND BARTENDERS ARTISTS

January 15, 2019

by Tara Fougner

Art Beyond the Glass is a charity event series that celebrates the cocktail culture and artistic talents of local bartenders in each of the cities where it pops up. For the first time ever, Art Beyond the Glass is coming to New York City on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Town Stages in Tribeca. Read more.

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Fundraiser Party for Rafael Espinal's Campaign for NYC Public Advocate at Town Stages

Rafael Espinal, candidate for NYC Public Advocate, will be highlighting environmental issues and his commitment to supporting New York's nightlife and entertainment industries at a fundraiser party at Town Stages in Tribeca on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6:30pm.

Special guests include acclaimed filmmaker and environmentalist Darren Aronofsky (mother!, Noah, Black Swan), environmental activist and sustainable business leader Lauren Singer, music by The Golden Pony (Elements Festival/BangOn!NYC), Penny Lane (Collective B.A.E.), and Mira Farenheit, and performances by Nikki Ortiz, Tanya Karina, Dan Jones, and more! Read more.

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Town Stages announces a 90-Minute Wedding Contest!

November 27th, 2018

Town Stages announces a 90-Minute Wedding Giveaway Contest in partnership with Haute Dokimazo. Submissions will be accepted through December 20, 2018 at midnight, and a winner will be announced on December 27, 2018. The Wedding will take place on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Read more.

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Town Stages presents That Must Be Fun an evening of comedy to raise awareness for mental health hosted by Audrey Stanfield

October 10, 2018

Town Stages presents That Must Be Fun, an evening of comedy to raise awareness for mental health, hosted by Audrey Stanfield on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 9:30pm at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. The show features David Bluvband, Lindsay Calleran, Becky Chicoine, Catherine Cohen, Molly Gaebe, Michael Hartney, Aaron Jackson, Mike Kelton, Alison Leiby, X Mayo, Sam Reece, Connor Sampson, Brandon Scott Jones, Alex Song, Gianmarco Soresi, and more! Proceeds will be donated to Vibrant Emotional Health, NYC. Read more.

 

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HOW TO RAISE A SELF-DRIVEN CHILD Comes to Town Stages

September 16, 2018

Town Stages announces How to Raise a Self-Driven Child on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6pm.

How much control should you give your child over his or her own life? And at what age should you start? Hear William Stixrud, PhD and Ned Johnson, authors of the new and groundbreaking book "The Self-Driven Child," explain the science behind radically rethinking your role as a parent in order to foster your child's capacity for resilience, success and optimal development. Read more.

 

Town Stages Opens in New York City

The new female-led event and performance space promises to offer an artistic home to New York City creators.

NEW YORK CITY: Town Stages has opened in the neighborhood of Tribeca in lower Manhattan. The new 9,000-square-foot storefront facility includes a mainstage theatre, a cabaret lounge, and a multi-use event space.

This flexible performance and event space is led by a female-driven team, spearheaded by executive director Robin Sokoloff. The new venue is an extension of Sokoloff's Loft227, a creative space in midtown Manhattan that served local artists and innovators for the past five years.

“As artists, we spend nearly every waking hour of our lives in studios, on sets, in theatres, and in venues of all kinds,” said Sokoloff in a statement. “These are the places we convene and collaborate, grow, and transform. They are where we lift each other up, and where we make room for new voices and new perspectives. For many, these unique spaces are where we build our chosen families. In more ways than one, these cherished places are our homes.”  Read more.

How A 'Robin Hood' Business Model Supports An Artistic Clubhouse In Tribeca

January 30, 2017

by Carey Purcell

Robin Sokoloff wears many hats: dancer, choreographer, lighting designer, construction worker, activist and producer are some of them. The founder and Executive Director of the artistic hub Loft227 recently signed a lease on a 9,000-square-foot storefront facility in Tribeca. Located at 221 West Broadway, this space is now known as Town Stages, a new female-driven cultural institution and event venue that functions as a for-profit with a not-for-profit arm. Read more.

 

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