Off-Broadway Donkey Show Closes Shop for Winter Break, Resumes in March | Playbill

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News Off-Broadway Donkey Show Closes Shop for Winter Break, Resumes in March After switching to a three-show performance week recently, Off-Broadway's long running The Donkey Show at El Flamingo will shut down Jan. 23-Feb. 28.

The Off-Broadway disco-infused show will resume performances March 5 following its winter break — typically a slow time for theatre box office business. The Donkey Show, described as a "Midsummer Night's disco," opened as a six week limited engagement at NYC's El Flamingo on August 18, 1999. Created and directed by Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, The Donkey Show resets Shakespeare's classic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream into the disco scene of the 1970s. Nightclub impresario Oberon and exotic dancer Titania find themselves in the midst of a timeless lovers' quarrel Bottom is replaced by a pair of afro-ed, disco-dancing twins. Donkey features songs that defined the disco era like "I Love the Nightlife," "Ring My Bell," "Car Wash," and "You Sexy Thing."

Tickets to The Donkey Show at El Flamingo, 547 West 21st St. (between Tenth and 11th Ave.), can be purchased through Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100. For more information visit

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