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FringeNYC present their 11th Annual Festival


New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 11th Annual Festival from 10 - 26 Aug 2007. Each year the festival presents programming by 190 of the world's emerging theater troupes and dance companies.

The Festival will present work representing 9 countries (including Sweden, Japan, Australia, France, Ireland, England and Romania) and 17 US states (including Iowa, Utah, Minnesota, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Florida and Illinois). FringeNYC will offer performances covering a wide range of disciplines, including theater, performance art, dance, children's theater, spoken word, puppetry, and multimedia.

Shows include Cancer! The Musical, Jazz Hand: Tales of a One Armed Woman, Face-Off With Ugliness, The Winter's Tale Project, Myles The HypoAllergenic Superhero, Mr. Baseball, Bucharest Calling, Enough About Me�Let's Talk Abbout Jew, Dressing Miss Julie, I Dig Doug, Chekhov Jazz, and Lost! How a Certain TV Mega-Hunk Stole My Identity. A complete list of shows and show descriptions is now available at www.FringeNYC.org.

In 2007, twenty of New York City's downtown performance venues will host productions from around the globe as part of FringeNYC. Host venues, ranging in size from 50 to 500 seats, include Jane Street Theater, The Lucille Lortel, Soho Playhouse, Players Theatre, Bleecker Theater, Lafayette Theater, CSV Cultural and Educational Center, and Cherry Lane Theater.

FringeCentral will be located at 80 Carmine Street, at the corner of Varick -- opening 27 Jul at noon. 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 decade FringeNYC presented nearly 2000 performing groups from the U.K., Canada, Poland, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Germany, the Czech Republic and across the U.S."

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, and Matt & Ben. This fall, FringeNYC alumni Silence! The Musical and Walmartopia are scheduled to open Off-Broadway.

For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org.

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