New York International Fringe Festival Ends 10th Anniversary Celebration Aug. 27

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The 2006 New York International Fringe Festival ends its 10th anniversary celebration for the annual summer theatre event Aug. 27.

Flying on the Wing, Open House and Diving Normal sold out their complete runs while a number of shows had sold out individual performances including Here. This. Now., Open House, Broken Hands, In Transit, Danny Boy, The Onion Lovers, Fay Lindsay-Jones Story, Hermanas, Confessions, A Collapse, Rainy Days and Mondays, Puppet Government, Vice Girl, I Come In Peace, The Pool with Five Porches and I Was Tom Cruise.

Some productions were selling out at the door, a Fringe spokesperson revealed to Playbill.com. Top sellers include Penguin Tango, Walmartopia, It's a Hit, Air Guitar, Billy the Mime, Mike's Incredible Indian Adventure, Broken Hands, Corleone, Fallen Angel, The Fartiste, Lulu, A Man's a Man, Minimum Wage, Mrs Darling's Bed 'n' Board, Olsen Terror, Ophelia, Perfect Harmony and Tradition!

FringeNYC celebrated its tenth annual festivities in 2006 at lower Manhattan playhouses. The shows and events that took place over two weeks included artists from around the world. Produced by The Present Company, the event was headed up by producing artistic director Elena K. Holy.

For its decade anniversary, the Fringe welcomed back 10 productions which played in previous years, including 24 is 10: The Best of The 24 Hour Plays, Americana Absurdum, Complete Lost Works…Samuel Beckett, Minimum Wage: Blue Code Ringo, Never Swim Alone, Pith!, The Bicycle Men, The Pumpkin Pie Show: la petite mortes, Todd Robbins' Carnival Knowledge and Tuesdays and Sundays.

With a growing track record, Fringe NYC has churned out such shows as Off Broadway's Debbie Does Dallas, Never Swim Alone, 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com, Matt & Ben, The Joys of Sex and Dog Sees God. The most successful show to come from the downtown exhibitor is Urinetown — which graduated to Off-Broadway, then Broadway and has since toured across the country and is being staged in independent regional runs. On Aug. 30, the lineup will be announced for "FringeNYC Encores" — a new annual series that will present ten works from the festival in rotating repertory at two downtown venues.

For more information and details, call (212) 279-4488 or visit the website at www.FringeNYC.org.

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