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Photo by:  Phillip Van Nostrand

Photo by:
Phillip Van Nostrand

Meet Dancer Steven Trumon Gray who plays the Prince in Cinderella XIV at the Minetta Lane.
COMPANY XIV 2015-2016 OFF-BROADWAY SEASON AT MINETTA LANE THEATRE TO INCLUDE THREE ADULT ONLY SHOWS:
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF CINDERELLA,
A REVIVAL OF THEIR SEXY HIT HOLIDAY SHOW NUTCRACKER ROUGE,
AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SNOW WHITE,
ALL CONCEIVED, DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINEE AUSTIN MCCORMICK

CINDERELLA BEGINS PREVIEWS SEPTEMBER 22, OPENS SEPTEMBER 30, RUNS THROUGH NOVEMBER 15

 

New York, NY – Company XIV has announced their 2015-2016 Off-Broadway season, which will include three adult only shows: the world premiere of Cinderella, a revival of their sexy hit holiday show Nutcracker Rouge, and the world premiere of Snow White, all conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick.

Shows take place at the Minetta Lane Theatre, located at 18 Minetta Lane between MacDougal Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. Performances are Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 5pm. The shows contain partial nudity – 16 & over admitted.

Tickets for Cinderella and Snow White from $40 to $65 with premium and VIP seating from $75 to $105. Tickets for Nutcracker Rouge from $50 to $85 with premium and VIP seating from $100 to $175. Visit http://www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. Check website for latest updates and show times. For info visit http://CompanyXIV.com, Like them on Facebook at https://www.Facebook.com/CompanyXIV, follow on Twitter at @Company_XIV, and on Instagram at CompanyXIV. See what everyone’s talking about at #CompanyXIV.

The world premiere of Cinderella runs from September 22 – November 15 in a limited 8-week engagement. Previews begin September 22 for a September 30 opening.

Join the extraordinary artists of Company XIV as they entertain you with their latest sensual and erotic world premiere production, Cinderella, a dazzling new creation based on the baroque fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Sip a libation whilst you experience a thrilling fusion of nightlife and theatre, featuring XIV’s unique blend of live opera, circus, burlesque, vaudeville, baroque dance and sumptuous design.

The cast for Cinderella includes Hilly Bodin, Katrina Cunningham, Lea Helle, Jakob Karr, Nicholas Katen, Malik Kitchen, Mark Osmundsen, Davon Rainey, Marcy Richardson, Steven Trumon Gray, Allison Ulrich and Brett Umlauf.

The design team for Cinderella includes Zane Pihlstrom (Costume & Set Design), Jeanette Yew (Lighting Design), Austin McCormick (Sound Design) and Sarah Cimino (Makeup Design). The production team includes Nataliya Vasilyeva (Production Stage Manager), Michael DiFonzo (General Manager), Mitchell Strong (Company Manager), Audrey Nauman (Wardrobe Supervisor) and John Starmer (Technical Director). Company XIV is sponsored by MAC Cosmetics.

Company XIV’s critically acclaimed Nutcracker Rouge runs from November 24 – January 17 in a limited 8-week engagement. Previews begin November 24 for a December 2 opening.

Nutcracker Rouge is a sparkling reimagining of the beloved Nutcracker tale told with erotic, sensual and opulent flair. From award-winning director/choreographer Austin McCormick comes a baroque-burlesque confection of theatre, dance, music, circus, opera and sumptuous design. Immerse yourself in a hedonistic display of gorgeous and decadent winter entertainment in this thrillingly unique fusion of nightlife and theatre.

The world premiere of Snow White runs from January 26 – March 12 in a limited 7-week engagement. Previews begin January 26 for a February 3 opening.

Company XIV’s erotic Snow White, inspired by the Brothers Grimm version of the beloved fairy tale, blends circus, opera, dance, theatre and lavish design. Dark, dangerous and decadent.

Cast and design teams for Nutcracker Rouge and Snow White to be announced at a later date.

Company XIV and Artistic Director Austin McCormick continue to garner critical acclaim. The New York Times calls McCormick’s work “inventive and brainy, a high-entertainment mix of music-hall, cabaret, theater and dance” and praised Le Serpent Rouge as a “sensuous marvel.” Company XIV’s critically acclaimed Nutcracker Rouge was called “dazzling and genius” (The New York Times), “the perfect hot date” (TimeOut NY Critics’ Pick) and the year’s “sexiest dance performance” (Paper Magazine). Both Nutcracker Rouge and Snow White were New York Magazine Critics’ Picks. Metro NY says the company has “world-class talent” and Flavorpill calls the group “magical and sexy.” The Herald (UK) states, “McCormick’s company are an accomplished, versatile ensemble with serious circus, dance and singing skills.”

Austin McCormick was nominated for a 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography for Rococo Rouge. Company XIV was nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience for Nutcracker Rouge, a 2012 Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design for Snow White and five 2010 NY Innovative Theater Awards for Le Serpent Rouge and Snow White.

Company XIV’s work is a unique mash up of classical texts, Baroque choreography, eclectic music, pop culture, opera, burlesque, ballet, gender bending, high fashion, theatrical staging and sumptuous design that has wowed both audiences and critics. Company XIV shows are cutting-edge, yet extravagantly classical. Taking his cue from theatre/dance/opera under the reign of Louis XIV, director/choreographer Austin McCormick creates a compelling 360-degree experience for audiences. The players of Company XIV are theatrical libertines, who tempt, delight and fully immerse their audiences in the experience of their performances, inviting them to be seduced and liberated!

Austin McCormick holds a BFA from the Juilliard School and is a graduate of The Conservatory of Baroque Dance. He is an alumnus of the Harid Conservatory and North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2006 he founded Company XIV, hailed by Black Book Magazine as an ‘Icon Of The Future.’ The company works in the mediums of live dance/theater and film. The work is contemporary, yet Baroque inspired. McCormick won a 2009 NY Innovative Theater Award for Best Choreography for The Judgment of Paris. His work has been performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Clark Studio Theater, Symphony Space, The Flea, Alvin Ailey Theater, Walter Reade Theater, Mark Morris Dance Center, and internationally at the Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Mexico, the Roxy Art House in Edinburgh, and Usine C in Montreal. McCormick’s work has been seen at the TED Conference, on Logo’s New Now Next Awards and TLC’s “The Cake Boss.” (Press release)

The theater is accessible from the A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to West 4th St. or the 1 train to Christopher St.

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