Theatre 80

80 Saint Marks Place

80 Saint Marks Place has been a successful site for entertainment from the height of the Jazz age to the present. There have been only a few people who have shaped this institution, so there has been a gentle layering of changes. Today one can see el... more

80 Saint Marks Place has been a successful site for entertainment from the height of the Jazz age to the present. There have been only a few people who have shaped this institution, so there has been a gentle layering of changes. Today one can see elements of the "speakeasy", and the 1960s Off-Broadway theater blended together with a few changes made by the long term tenant, the Pearl Theatre Company, and now the cafe added to help keep theater vibrantly present in the East Village.


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East Village Description

Theatre 80 is located in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Long before the musical "Rent" brought in legions of pierced, tattooed teenagers from every corner of America (and drove up the rents), the East Village was an eclectic mix of elderly Ukranians and Poles, Dominican and Puerto Rican families, and assorted artists, wanna-be bohemians, punks, their followers, lovers and friends. (Did we leave anyone out?) Largely gone are the heroin dealers, all night parties, punk music extravaganzas and infamous Bagel Tree of the 1980s and early 1990s, but the real landmarks remain, including the Joseph Papp Public Theater, Tompkins Square Park, and Cooper Union. The Public offers some of New York’s finest Off-Broadway Theater as well as Joe’s Pub, with a diverse variety of live shows. Beautiful Tompkins Square Park offers something for everyone, including dog runs, basketball courts, a weekly market, outdoor music events, and occasionally local characters chatting late into the night to infrequent riots. To be fair, few other parks in America have played such an important role in radical or anarchist history.

Many long-time residents complain of the neighborhood’s recent gentrification, and skyrocketing rents forced even legendary punk club CBGB's to exit the neighborhood, replaced by a John Varvatos boutique. And while there are truly many new restaurants and boutiques dotting Avenues A, B and C, lots of the famous watering holes, dives, and other unclassifiably scrappy bars remain. Some of our favorites include Mars on lower First Avenue, Zum Schneider on Avenue C, 2A on the corner of Second Street and Avenue A, and Lit Lounge, with its adjoining Fuse Gallery. Make sure to check out the Polish butcher stores on First Avenue and the nearby Italian pastry shops, walk along the Ukranian strip of Second Avenue, try one of the Japanese restaurants on East Ninth Street, and also walk along St. Marks Place, one of New York’s most eclectic streets.

East 4th Street's Theater Row boasts cultural buildings which house eight theaters and twelve dance companies as well as a couple of community development groups. Among its members are New York Theater Workshop, La MaMa Experimental Theatre, Rod Rodgers Dance Co., WOW Cafe Theatre, Millennium Film Workshop, Duo Multicultural Arts Center, Teatro Circulo, Downtown Art, Alpha Omega Dance Co., Choices Theater, Teatro IATI, Cooper Square Committee and Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association.

The Nuyorican Poets Café is still going strong on East Third Street between Avenues B and C. Since 1973 its mission has been to create a multi-cultural venue that provides a stage for artists traditionally underrepresented in the mainstream media and culture. Poetry slams, theater performances, open jam sessions for hip-hop, poetry and jazz, as well as unique screenplay readings all take place on a weekly basis in this intimate cultural setting.

For film buffs, we would be remiss not to mention the Anthology Film Archives on East 2nd Street, a local theater best known for consistently showing the finest in avant-garde and experimental cinema. We also recommend the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street, home away from home for those who enjoy great acoustics and the company of die hard independent film fans.

The East Village is also home to the trendy Cooper Square Hotel as well as the charming Gem Hotel, making it a great neighborhood to enjoy your stay in New York.

Grindhouse: The Ballet

The Love Show
presents
Grindhouse: The Ballet

Directed & Choreographed by
Angela Harriell

Additional Choreography by
Nobuya Nagahama

The people who brought you Nutcracker: Rated R and SEVERED: The Many Loves of Frankenstein's Monster present the action-packed story of a seedy underworld... [ + ] where "The Scent" is the opiate of choice, cheerleader gang The Tough Cookies terrorizes the streets, corrupt cops are in the hip pocket of nightlife kingpin Jorogumo and her devious teen girlfriend, and one man and his woman are driven to extremes just to survive. Drugs! Desire! Death! Get drawn into our world from the minute the curtains open.

Originally mounted in 2012, Grindhouse is back, bigger and badder than ever! The ballet and contemporary infused choreography of underground favorite Angela Harriell, combined with the pop and lock b-boy style of street dancer Nobuya Nagahama, will have you on the edge of your seat!

Starring:
Laura Lee Anderson
Dorian Cervantes
Duane Gosa
Kaori Hiwasa
Christina CJ Johnson
Miku Kawamura
Norihiro Maruta
Nobuya Nagahama
Toshihiko Nakazawa
Julie Smith
Kurando Tachioka

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show. Get yours now at: bit.ly/grindhouse2018

11/15/2018 07:30 PM
Thu, November 15
7:30PM
$
From $30 to $35
Get Tickets

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80 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 353-3321
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Grindhouse: The Ballet

The Love Show
presents
Grindhouse: The Ballet

Directed & Choreographed by
Angela Harriell

Additional Choreography by
Nobuya Nagahama

The people who brought you Nutcracker: Rated R and SEVERED: The Many Loves of Frankenstein's Monster present the action-packed story of a seedy underworld... [ + ] where "The Scent" is the opiate of choice, cheerleader gang The Tough Cookies terrorizes the streets, corrupt cops are in the hip pocket of nightlife kingpin Jorogumo and her devious teen girlfriend, and one man and his woman are driven to extremes just to survive. Drugs! Desire! Death! Get drawn into our world from the minute the curtains open.

Originally mounted in 2012, Grindhouse is back, bigger and badder than ever! The ballet and contemporary infused choreography of underground favorite Angela Harriell, combined with the pop and lock b-boy style of street dancer Nobuya Nagahama, will have you on the edge of your seat!

Starring:
Laura Lee Anderson
Dorian Cervantes
Duane Gosa
Kaori Hiwasa
Christina CJ Johnson
Miku Kawamura
Norihiro Maruta
Nobuya Nagahama
Toshihiko Nakazawa
Julie Smith
Kurando Tachioka

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show. Get yours now at: bit.ly/grindhouse2018

11/15/2018 07:30 PM
Thu, November 15
7:30PM
$
From $30 to $35
Get Tickets

Grindhouse: The Ballet

The Love Show
presents
Grindhouse: The Ballet

Directed & Choreographed by
Angela Harriell

Additional Choreography by
Nobuya Nagahama

The people who brought you Nutcracker: Rated R and SEVERED: The Many Loves of Frankenstein's Monster present the action-packed story of a seedy underworld... [ + ] where "The Scent" is the opiate of choice, cheerleader gang The Tough Cookies terrorizes the streets, corrupt cops are in the hip pocket of nightlife kingpin Jorogumo and her devious teen girlfriend, and one man and his woman are driven to extremes just to survive. Drugs! Desire! Death! Get drawn into our world from the minute the curtains open.

Originally mounted in 2012, Grindhouse is back, bigger and badder than ever! The ballet and contemporary infused choreography of underground favorite Angela Harriell, combined with the pop and lock b-boy style of street dancer Nobuya Nagahama, will have you on the edge of your seat!

Starring:
Laura Lee Anderson
Dorian Cervantes
Duane Gosa
Kaori Hiwasa
Christina CJ Johnson
Miku Kawamura
Norihiro Maruta
Nobuya Nagahama
Toshihiko Nakazawa
Julie Smith
Kurando Tachioka

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show. Get yours now at: bit.ly/grindhouse2018

11/16/2018 07:30 PM
Fri, November 16
7:30PM
$
From $30 to $35
Get Tickets

Grindhouse: The Ballet

The Love Show
presents
Grindhouse: The Ballet

Directed & Choreographed by
Angela Harriell

Additional Choreography by
Nobuya Nagahama

The people who brought you Nutcracker: Rated R and SEVERED: The Many Loves of Frankenstein's Monster present the action-packed story of a seedy underworld... [ + ] where "The Scent" is the opiate of choice, cheerleader gang The Tough Cookies terrorizes the streets, corrupt cops are in the hip pocket of nightlife kingpin Jorogumo and her devious teen girlfriend, and one man and his woman are driven to extremes just to survive. Drugs! Desire! Death! Get drawn into our world from the minute the curtains open.

Originally mounted in 2012, Grindhouse is back, bigger and badder than ever! The ballet and contemporary infused choreography of underground favorite Angela Harriell, combined with the pop and lock b-boy style of street dancer Nobuya Nagahama, will have you on the edge of your seat!

Starring:
Laura Lee Anderson
Dorian Cervantes
Duane Gosa
Kaori Hiwasa
Christina CJ Johnson
Miku Kawamura
Norihiro Maruta
Nobuya Nagahama
Toshihiko Nakazawa
Julie Smith
Kurando Tachioka

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show. Get yours now at: bit.ly/grindhouse2018

11/17/2018 07:30 PM
Sat, November 17
7:30PM
$
From $30 to $35
Get Tickets
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@Theatre80

Just had a wonderful run of the @FringeNYC ! Always a pleasure! September 01, 2015

@EastVillageNY @9 They are off for the summer! Will be back September 8th! Thank you. June 16, 2015

Dont forget we have Live Irish music in the tavern @WilliamBarnacle tonight! May 19, 2015

@Alancumming So wonderful to "see" you again! April 29, 2015

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