THE Flying Karamazov Brothers, now playing at off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, NYC) were recently featured on WNBC's "Talk Stoop."
If you see one group of multi-faceted new-vaudevillians at the apex of their ambidextrous and alliterative ability, see The Flying Karamazov Brothers also. They are not your father's wild-haired, juggling, flame-throwing, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers. Each night, the audience is invited to bring objects to the theater for the FKBs to keep airborne in a challenge that ends either with a pie in the face or a standing ovation. As director / founder/ performer Paul Magid says, "Juggling is dropping." Julia Roberts had to go all the way to India to learn the same thing; you need only take the train to West 4th Street.
The show suits all audiences: adults, students, students who watch Glee, tourists, theatergoers, theatre-avoiders, pseudo-intellectuals, Abe Vigoda, the friendless, geeks, hedge fund managers, hedge fund managers who are now Duane Reade assistant managers, kids (but only gifted ones with a solid background in the classics), disgraced religious leaders, Kardashians, and politicians. Pardoned? Incarcerated? They don't discriminate.
The FKBs recently became the first show to broadcast live interactive theatre when a portion of the show known as 'The Gamble" was live-streamed over the internet. Viewers can bet nightly on whether the FKBs will win the challenge of jugging objects brought in by the audience. Winners can earn points toward redemption of tickets, drinks, t-shirts, and in rare cases, souls.
Tickets for THE Flying Karamazov Brothers are available by calling Ticketmaster.com at (800) 982-2787, online at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Minetta Lane Theatre box office (18 Minetta Lane, NYC). For THE Flying Karamazov Brothers group sales, contact Theatre Direct International at 212-541-8457 x 2, or outside the NY metro area at 1-800-BROADWAY x 2.
Tickets are priced at $60, $45 and $20 for all performances, except Sunday night at 7 PM when all tickets are $39.
Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 1 pm, 3 pm, 8 pm; Sunday at 1 pm, 3 pm, 7 pm.
THE Flying Karamazov Brothers is performed without an intermission and the running time is 80 minutes.