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“Appropriately Pure”-The New Yorker
(Jeremy Bloom’s Leaves of Grass)
“Stylish and inventive”-Theatermania
(Jeremy Bloom’s The Wendy Complex)

The Flea Theater
Presents
Jeremy Bloom’s
production of

La Boheme (Spoken)

Based on La bohème by
GIACOMO PUCCINI

Adapted by
BRIAN RADY

Starring
LAILA ALJ AMANDA BLOOM LAUREN BLUMENFELD
VERACITY BUTCHER HOLLY CHOU TOMMY CRAWFORD
KATHERINE FOLK-SULLIVAN CHRISTOPHER HEJL VELLA LOVELL
NICK MACCARONE JOYCE MILLER SCOTT MORSE
SADE NAMEI HEIDI NEIDERMEYER DOMINIC SPILLANE
STEPHEN STOUT ARI VENTURI BEN WEBER
CLAIRE WILMOTH

Conceived & Directed by
JEREMY BLOOM

ONE WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
MARCH 10-13, 2010
AT THE FLEA THEATER

TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT WWW.THEFLEA.ORG

THE FLEA THEATER presents Jeremy Bloom’s production of LA BOHEME (SPOKEN), based on La bohème by Giacomo Puccini, adapted by Brian Rady, conceived and directed by Jeremy Bloom. LA BOHEME (SPOKEN) will play a 1-week limited engagement at The Flea Theater (41 White Street, New York, NY 10013). Performances begin Wednesday, March 10th through Saturday, March 13th.

Press are cordially invited to attend all performances.

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“In dreams and flights of fancy, and in castles on the air, I become a millionaire.” La Boheme (Spoken) is a lyrical dialogue loyally adapted from Puccini’s original libretto to his iconic opera La bohème. The result is a larger-than-life play, about young artists, mostly broke, hyper, and always on the brink of inspiration and death. The musical roots (repetitions and rhyme) and the awkwardness of translation enable a language that is poetically charged.

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The production features Laila Alj, Amanda Bloom, Lauren Blumenfeld, Veracity Butcher, Holly Chou, Tommy Crawford, Katherine Folk-Sullivan, Christopher Hejl, Vella Lovell, Nick Maccarone, Joyce Miller, Scott Morse, Sade Namei, Heidi Neidermeyer, Dominic Spillane, Stephen Stout, Ari Venturi, Ben Webber and Claire Wilmoth.


Julie Griffith is the producer. Dan Gallagher is the lighting designer and Kara Kaufman is the production stage manager.

LA BOHEME (SPOKEN) plays the following 5 performances:

Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 12 at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 pm


Advance tickets are $15 (with code ADVANCE); $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.theflea.org, or by calling 212-352-3101. Full price tickets may be purchased at the theatre’s box office half hour before the performance.

The Flea is located at 41 White Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the ACE, NRQW, 6, JMZ and 1 subway lines.


**70 minutes.**

For more information visit www.theflea.org
Photos available at http://picasaweb.google.com/antmar/LaBohemeSpoken#
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BIOGRAPHIES

JEREMY BLOOM (Creator, Director) Directing and assisting credits include Metropolitan Opera, The Flea, NY Fringe, NYU Grad, Walkerspace, The Tank, The Access Gallery, Midtown Festival (award winner), and Planet Connections (award winner). Jeremy is a resident artist with the cell and Evenstar Films. Original works include Leaves of Grass, Peter~Wendy and The Wendy Complex. Currently in development, Walt and Emily: Between the Rooms.

BRIAN RADY (Poet, Writer) is a poet and playwright, and has authored and directed several lyrical multimedia plays including Anchor Women, Joan Mitchell Says I Love You, The Memory Furies, and The Harbormaster. He currently assists the curatorial team at The Kitchen Center for Art and Performance in Chelsea.

GIACOMO PUCCINI (Composer) (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, "Che gelida manina" from La bohème, and "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, have become part of popular culture.

THE FLEA THEATER, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading off-off-Broadway companies. Winner of a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement, Obie Awards and an Otto for political theater, The Flea has presented nearly 100 plays and numerous dance and live music performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include the premieres of Anne Nelson’s The Guys; five plays by A.R. Gurney (Post Mortem, O Jerusalem, Screenplay, Mrs. Farnsworth and A Light Lunch); Mac Wellman’s Cellophane and Two September; Roger Rosenblatt's Ashley Montana Goes Ashore... and The Oldsmobiles; Elizabeth Swados’ JABU and Kaspar Hauser; Karen Finley'sReturn of the Chocolate Smeared Woman; Adam Rapp’s Bingo with the Indians; Will Eno’s Oh, The Humanity and other exclamations; Dawn by Thomas Bradshaw; and, most recently, The Great Recession.

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Underworld Duets @ The Triad 12/14 7 pm

Tony Award Nominee Willy Falk To Host
UNDERWORLD: Duets, Dec 14 @ 7 pm The Triad

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Mismatch (Oneshot)

Mismatch

By Jules

Rating: PG

Synopsis: Totally spoilery. House and Cuddy dance. Cuddy POV. 6.7

A/N: I really can't wait until Monday, so this is just my take on what might happen when House and Cuddy dance. Thanks for reading and reviewing!


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Help Meg Get Married!

So the writer of MARRYING MED can't afford to fly into NYC to see his own show. However, there's EXTENSIVE fundraising going on to help get him here. I'm working on NYMF this year, and it's really a great festival that brings new musicals to the forefront. ANY amount helps. See the letter below.

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In the Hues of a Life (10/10)

In the Hues of a Life
(10/10)
M
Synopsis:
An exploration of Cuddy’s side of House’s recovery and hallucinations.
A/N: Last chapter! I totally had one of those crap, it’s over moments when I got to the last paragraph. However, I like the ending. I hope you do too. Shout out to thing1966 for the Lupus information. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!

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So my lovely friend Kat whacked her leg. I never really go the full story, but she was hobbling around New York all summer on crutches, until this magical wonder came into her life:




I know, right? It's a retractable cane, kinda like those tiny dogs people carry around in their purses. So hot. Hugh Laurie is jealous.

I need to take a paragraph and discuss how sexy a cane is. Not just the cane, but the limp--the full package, if you will. Maybe I'm just a freak, but I totally find a handicap a complete turn on. Maybe it's just the submissive quality of being hurt or injured, combined with my horrible co-dependent nature to want to mother everyone (heh, that's another paragraph), but if you have a pimpin' cane, and know how to work it, and not necessarily let it work you, then you define sexy.

So Kat, no worries. Even when broke production companies in the middle of nowhere put you in on the 4th floor of housing, you will still be one smokin' mama with the pimp cane. 

In other news, I saw District 9 and totally approve. It made me miss X-files, and it was a little too violent for me, but I thought it was very well done.

I start training for the NYMF festival soon. Should be fun--we have all the 9 to 5 and Mermaid people in shows. Should be a blast.


In the Hues of a Life (9/10)

In the Hues of a Life
By Jules
(9/10)
M
Synopsis:
An exploration of Cuddy’s side of House’s recovery and hallucinations.
A/N: ENJOY! And thank you for reading.

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In the Hues of a Life (8/10)

In the Hues of a Life
(8/10)
M
Synopsis:
An exploration of Cuddy’s side of House’s recovery and hallucinations.
A/N: A little time jump in this chapter. This chapter veers away from the Cuddy's job/board storyline, but never fear, it'll jump back in the last two chapters. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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