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The Ferber-Kaufman play and film Stage Door immortalized us. Today, the women of the Rehearsal Club are dedicated to preserving its history while "inspiring the next generation." This event will award our exclusive "RC Key," designed to "open the door of opportunity," to a recent graduate from the Class of 2018. Six talented young women will compete before an industry panel of judges and everyone in the room will contribute to casting their vote. Our celebrity alums, Kim Cattrall, Blythe Danner, Carol Burnett, and Broadway friends like Chita Rivera and Anita Gillette have donated their amazing gowns and one amazing white mink (worn by Samantha in Sex and the City) to our cause. Join us!
This Obie Award-winning series presents staged readings of new and rarely performed classic plays from all eras and cultures. With the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as the cornerstone of its mission, Red Bull Theater is dedicated to the rediscovery and re-investigation of classics from all eras and cultures, and to the development of new plays of heightened language and classical themes. For a list of works in this year's Revelation Readings series, click the hyperlink below.
The Jimmys are also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Over 70 high school students from across the United States compete for the Jimmy for best performance by an actor and actress at this presentation. The talent showcase features ensemble as well as solo performances.
Why the name Jimmy? The awards are presented by the Broadway League Foundation in honor of the famed Broadway producer and theater owner James M. Nederlander. Hosting the ceremony this year is Laura Benanti (Meteor Shower).
TDF, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, honors Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner at its 50th anniversary gala. Additionally, James Lapine, also a Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright and director, is receiving the inaugural TDF Founders Award. This award has been created to honor individuals and organizations demonstrating a deep commitment to TDF and its mission, and who embody TDF's vision of a world where the transformative experience of attending live theater and dance is essential, relevant, accessible, and inspirational. The funds raised at this gala will provide support for TDF's wide range of programs serving theatergoers and theatermakers. The hilarious Julie Halston hosts a program produced by Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc.
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2018 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, with Jasper on June 11 at 7pm and Adele's Way on June 18 at 7pm. Tickets are free, but RSVP is required. RSVP by emailing TRUVoicesSeries@gmail.com, or by calling 212-714-7628.
Corkscrew Theater Festival provides early-career artists with a high level of production support and features five world premieres as well as four readings performed in repertory over four weeks. Special attention has been given to theatermakers who are developing work through robust and innovative collaborative models.
'68: A New American Musical is a fiercely original work, inspired by the volatile events of the 1968 Democratic Convention and their place in history and our future. Albee Fellow Jamie Leo's book and lyrics chronicle citizens in collision with history, propelled by award-winning composer Paul Leschen's authentic, unforgettable score. '68 forges a narrative, a eulogy, and a celebration of struggle — the struggle of research librarians, hotel housekeepers, street cops, campaigners, protesters, and community organizers at the center of the storm.
Emerging & established choreographers of all dance forms showcasing short new work.
About Alice, a new two-character play, is inspired by Calvin Trillin's best-selling memoir of the same title — a love letter to his wife, Alice, who died in 2001 at the age of 63 while awaiting a heart transplant.
The play begins with the death of Alice, played by Jessica Hecht (Admissions), goes back in time to when the couple first met, and then returns to the present. In Trillin's memoir we experience Alice only through Calvin. In the play, Alice is present in Calvin's memory but she is also present as an independent character. Calvin sees her through the eyes of a humorist and a husband. Though About Alice incorporates some of the actual words of Alice and Calvin Trillin, the play, directed by Leonard Foglia (Anna Deavere Smith's Notes From the Field), goes beyond literal representation and expresses a universal story.
The season will feature 11 theatrical productions. The fall lineup includes an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's novel Distant Star presented by the theater company Caborca (September 14-October 1); Blackouts by "Drag fabulist" Dickie Beau (October 5-8); Katherine Brook, Toni Enelow, and Taylor Brook's The Power of Emotion: The Apartment (October 11-21); Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty's Why Why Always, featuring Jim Fletcher (October 12-29). Wintertime will see Jack and the Beanstalk, created by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and feminist art star Julie Atlas Muz (December 6-23).
In 2018, the venue will present Fabrice Melquiot and Paul Desveaux's Pollock, featuring Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch (February 15-25); Modesto Flako Jimene's Listen for My Dear Brooklyn (March 14-31); Deborah Stein and Suli Holum's The Wholehearted (March 15-April 1); Eliza Bent's Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen (April 4-21); Elevator Repair Service's Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, written by Kate Scelsa and directed by John Collins (late May-June 17); and the Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble's Month of a Million Likes (June 7-30).
Afterglow is a raw one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections among three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.
Note: This show is recommended for ages 18 and up because of its language and nudity. Children under the age of four are not permitted in the theater.
Ain't No Mo' is a vibrant satirical odyssey portraying the exodus of black Americans out of a country plagued by injustice. In a kaleidoscope of scenes of the moments before, during, and after this outrageous departure, Jordan E. Cooper's new work explores the value of black lives in a country hurtling away from the promise of a black president. Stevie Walker-Webb directs this imaginative and emotionally charged play.
A Tony Award-winning hit!
Disney's smash-hit movie Aladdin has made its way to the Broadway stage! Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) and featuring the classic Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice score with songs such as "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," Aladdin uses a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). This show brings joy and laughter to audience members of all ages!
The Galli Theater presents Disney's timeless classic Aladdin</> this summer. When Aladdin finds a genie in a lamp, he can make magic carpets fly and his dreams of riches come true. In order to win the love of the princess and save the kingdom, Aladdin will need more than a genie's magic!
Acclaimed singer-actor Alan Cumming returns to Café Carlyle with an all-new show, Legal Immigrant. Cumming is many things to many people — Renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur — but to himself, he is a storyteller and provocateur for hire. He became an American citizen in 2008, and Legal Immigrant is a cabaret of songs and stories about his life and loves in his adopted homeland.
Acclaimed singer-actor Alan Cumming brings an all-new show, Legal Immigrant, to Joe's Pub. Cumming is many things to many people — Renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur — but to himself, he is a storyteller and provocateur for hire. He became an American citizen in 2008, and Legal Immigrant is a cabaret of songs and stories about his life and loves in his adopted homeland.
When the madness of the world is too much to bear, we take refuge in the stories we love. Tony and Grammy Award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, reunite for their new musical, Alice By Heart. Inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this musical is directed and cowritten by Jessie Nelson (Waitress).
In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer's budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to wonderland. As they travel through the tale, Alice By Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world-premiere musical, starring Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.
Betrayal, it's complicated and life changing, for better or for worse. Four couples in different stages of life and types of infidelity are faced with exploring the consequences of their choices as individuals and as couples in this new, eye-opening, erotic, edgy, and honest dramatic play.
All Because of, Infidelity by Elise Maurine Milner is presented not only as a slice of life narrative, but it also offers surprises along the way that reveal how these characters and their circumstances are interwoven. Their poignant situations lead the characters to the discovery of themselves and their partners, while revealing their vulnerabilities, secrets, and perhaps even forgiveness. This play explores the risks some are willing to take for one experience over another, regardless of who gets hurt in the process.
Paris, 1935. Cabaret sensation Suzy Solidor steps onto the tiny stage of her cramped nightclub, ready to wow the hippest crowd in town with her songs about lesbian love. She's surrounded by 225 portraits of herself and high on success, both from her best-selling records and from her status as the most painted woman in the world. Solidor is probably the most famous woman you've never heard of.
In Peter Rothstein's All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, out of the violence of World War I comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into no man's land singing Stille Nacht. This begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. The play, also directed by Rothstein, is a remarkable true story told in the words and song of the men who lived them.
All Roads Lead to the Kurski Station, a loose adaptation of Moscow Circles, the first postmodern novel in Russian, follows the poet-drunkard Vienya as he traverses Soviet Moscow in an attempt to catch a train to visit his beloved in the distant suburb of Petuskhi. Along the way, he's haunted by fantastic visions and two mysterious women, seemingly determined to frustrate his plans.
Amateur Night at the Apollo is live entertainment with a history. This weekly talent competition began in 1934 and within months became a leading showcase for emerging performers. Among its early winners was a 15-year-old Ella Fitzgerald. Since then the series has launched the careers of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill.
Today Amateur Night attracts performers and audiences from around the world. Audience members, known for their toughness and expectation that contestants "be good or be gone," gleefully choose the winners.
The Amazing Max is an "awesome and hilarious live magic show for the whole family" (PBS Kids). What's truly amazing, as magician Max Darwin works miracles during the show, is not only what happens onstage but also what happens in the audience. The enchanted look that spreads across the faces of his young (and not-so-young) fans is hands down astounding. Max conjures a custom experience that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends.
American Cuck seeks to place this alt-right obsession with cuckolding into historical context and to explore the ways in which this newest version of an antique narrative serves as a variation on a formative theme necessary for the country's self-identity. Any rupture in the dominant masques of the plantation fantasy sends the entire republic into crisis. Such ruptures and crises are the focus — and the goal of this piece.
With a book by Kenneth L. Stilson and music and lyrics by Cody Cole, An American Hero tells the story of a romantic and cheerful Irish immigrant who joins the US Army and falls in love with and marries an American woman before being sent to fight in World War II. He suffers terrible losses, while his wife joins the war effort at home. They both endure the war, but their battles take heavy tolls. On his return, he rejects the Medal of Honor for simply surviving the worst day of his life. In the end, he learns the depths of his love of family, the sacrifices of heroes, and the meaning of becoming an American.
Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Drama Desk Award nominee Steven Pasquale (Bridges of Madison County) star in the Broadway premiere of American Son, written by Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun).
A Florida police station in the middle of the night...a mother searching for her missing teenage son...American Son is a gripping tale of two parents caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance.
Inspired by the beloved films of the same name, Anastasia transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as it follows a brave young woman who sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, the intrepid Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score — including the popular songs "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December" from the animated film — Anastasia is a spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
Winner of three 2018 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play!
Tony Kushner's seminal epic, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, returns to Broadway for the first time since its now-legendary original production opened in 1993. This new staging of part one of Angels in America, Millennium Approaches, and of part two, Perestroika, had its world premiere in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest-selling show in the organization's history.
Starring multi-Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and Academy Award and Tony nominee Andrew Garfield, the cast of Angels in America features fellow original National Theatre cast members Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Multi-Tony winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs.
As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did to the early '90s. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980s, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope. Angels in America won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
Note: Angels in America is a play in two parts. "Part One: Millennium Approaches" lasts three and a half hours. "Part Two: Perestroika" lasts four hours. Each part has two intermissions.
Transport Group celebrates American musical theater with a star-studded, one-night-only event: Promises, Promises in concert. This performance features the original, fully orchestrated score sung by a cast of Broadway veterans. The evening also includes behind-the-scenes stories of the show's development and original production, including a talkback with some of the shows' past performers, creators, and original cast members. Promises, Promises has a book by Neil Simon (based on Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's screenplay for the The Apartment), music by Burt Bacharach, and lyrics by Hal David.
Now in its 11th year, ANT Fest, Ars Nova's annual celebration of all-new talent, is a prime destination for an eclectic mix of new shows from some of the most intrepid, adventurous artists in New York City. Through its open submission process, ANT Fest offers a wide range of early career artists a point of entry onto the Ars Nova stage and into the greater New York City arts community.
This year, the festival once again includes the ANT Fest Lounge Series — intimate, pop-up encounters with ANT Fest alums debuting fresh ideas and new sounds — in the oh-so-lux ANT Fest Lounge. The alums include Angela Sclafani, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Whitney White, and WinLitt. Plus, Ars Nova's ongoing variety-show-meets-party Showgasm. gets festified with two special late-night performances hosted by Mitra Jouhari and Ayo Edebiri.
Direct from London, Alexi Kaye Campbell's biting play makes its New York debut with Stockard Channing in a powerhouse performance as a woman facing the repercussions of her past. You do not mess with Kristin Miller (Channing). In the 1960s, she was a radical activist and political protester. Now a celebrated art historian, the publication of her memoir threatens to split her family apart. But Kristin has never been one to shy away from a fight. Apologia is a passionate, human, and humorous clash of generations and beliefs — a lively look at yesterday's rebels living in today's reality.
Ashley Blaker isn't your average orthodox Jewish man. He is also an internationally acclaimed comedian seen in the US, UK, Israel, and South Africa, and star of his own BBC show Ashley Blaker's Goyish Guide to Judaism. Whether secular or religious, you don't want to miss Ashley's hysterical take on what it means to be Strictly Unorthodox.
Following a string of engagements around the world, At the Illusionist's Table made its New York City debut in 2017 at the McKittrick Hotel's Scottish dining room, the Heath. During the performance, acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven hosts an evening of culinary delight interwoven with illusion, mentalism, and storytelling. Guests won't believe their eyes, ears, or taste buds as candles flicker, whisky pours, and conversation stirs over the course of a magical evening.
Part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart, Avenue Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Still, the neighbors seem nice. He meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the pervert), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman), and other new friends! Together they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison, plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians, including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin, and Solomon Hicks.
Based on the short story by Isak Dinesen and made famous by the 1987 Academy Award-winning film, this new stage adaptation of Babette's Feast premiered in January 2018 in Portland, Maine, to rave reviews and standing ovations. Conceived and developed by Abigail Killeen and adapted by Rose Courtney, the play tells the story of Babette, a French refugee, who finds asylum in a pious Norwegian village. With boundless generosity, she throws a lavish feast that becomes an agent of transformative grace. Babette's Feast is a bundle of exciting contradictions: the stark and the lush, the stunning and the austere, the mysterious and the comic. Further, it's timely with a twist, in that it highlights the plight of a refugee seeking asylum, who through her munificence creates a lavish feast that becomes an abundant experience of forgiveness and connection that heals a fractured community. Babette's Feast shows how embracing the other changes a community for the better.
It's a hard rock life. Aralyn Ford is an ugly duckling who never realized she was a swan, because of years of abuse at the hands of her father. She's been careening through life putting everyone else's needs before her own to the point where even she doesn't know which face she's going to be wearing on any given day. Now, she's on a quest to pull herself together and release her inner alpha female. In Bad Ass Beauty: The Rock Opera, featuring music by Anthony Gemignani and LaQuinta Prince, with lyrics by Prince and a book by Stefanie A. Seskin, Aralyn, her multiple personalities, and her hard rockin' band of misfits tell it like it is.
BAMcafé Live is a free weekly performance series, featuring a mix of live music in a bar and lounge space. Performances span jazz, R&B, Afro-pop, Latin, rock, experimental music, and spoken-word poetry. Duncan Sheik, Billy Martin, Survival Soundz, Tracie Morris, and Carl Hancock Rux are among the series' alums.
Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
An Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band's Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all.
Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek and a book by Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Itamar Moses, The Band's Visit is directed by Outer Critics Circle and Obie Award winner David Cromer.
A logorrheic encyclopedic rambunctious gollywompus of a play concerning speech acts, political power, fractal geometry, eusociality, theater, and some other stuff too, in which a witness at a trial describes to us a play in which a team of scientists attempts to use real speeches from real US presidents to nullify the language-power of the fake US president (but also maybe the real US president), while the rest of us bozos try to go on living lives of picturesque American normalcy, unaware that this isn't a theater at all — it's an aircraft carrier and we're headed for war.
BB King Blues Club All-Stars specialize in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
It's called a Squip. A tiny supercomputer inside a pill. Swallow one and a personalized voice will tell you how to dress, how to speak, how to…become cool.
Jeremy Heere is your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey...until the day he finds out about "the Squip." Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self. Be More Chill is an honest, edgy, super-hilarious look at coming of age in the digital age, set to some of the most exciting songs in contemporary musical theater. This original musical comedy looks at modern issues like depression, bullying, and anxiety through the lens of sci-fi films of the 1950s, horror flicks of the '80s, and teen movies of the '90s.
Adapted from Henry James's classic 1903 novella, The Beast in the Jungle is the story of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents. With a waltz-inspired instrumental score and dazzling choreography that traverses the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance, this powerful and romantic tale of love and loss reunites the remarkable creative team behind the Vineyard's acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys.
The Beast in the Jungle fuses dance, drama, and music by multi-Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Cabaret), Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson (Flora, the Red Menace), and multi-Tony-winning director-choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers).
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
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Winner of two Tony Awards!
Long before Carole King was a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is an iconic tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers and their feuding families. Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya tells the story of the visit of an elderly professor and his glamorous, much younger second wife, to a rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle. The Bedlam theater company performs these two works in repertory.
Bee is the story of Izat, a young Iranian girl trapped in an abusive marriage in the 1940s. After years of suffering both physically and mentally at the hands of her spouse, she knows the only way she will survive is if she is able to leave him. In an unprecedented move, her father is able to use his influence to secure a divorce for her. Moving back and forth in time from 1940 to 2009, the story weaves together Izat's struggles on her path toward a better life. Based on a harrowing true story, Bee takes further inspiration from a collection of interviews with Middle Eastern immigrants and refugees.
Before We Grew is a gentle and beautiful show explores the Brooklyn of the past in a multi-sensory story that is designed to engage young children at a variety of developmental levels. Before We Grew was specifically designed for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and is engaging for all children 2-5 and special needs audiences of all ages.
Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDS in the 1980s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery by Daphne Arthur, and the audio design is by world-renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. The Bench is a unique solo theater piece wherein one actor plays five characters, with speech written as dialogue rather than monologues followed by blackouts.
Mark Twain wrote, "There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt." In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck's new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt's career. Janet McTeer brings the legendary leading lady to life.
A girl wanders off, down to the water's edge...Sam and Emily are sisters on holiday at the beach, where they stumble upon a tragic chapter of local history, one that has left behind a lingering mystery. As the girls uncover the details of the story, it pulls them into deeper waters. Between the Sea and Sky, with a book, music, and lyrics by Luke Byrne, is an original Australian musical about our fascination with the ocean and our fear of its power.
When Shaquille returns from war in Afghanistan to his childhood home in small-town Louisiana, he fights for his life against his inner demons as a hurricane approaches the Gulf Coast. Bird of Prey, written by Darrel Alejandro Holnes and directed by Mimi Barcomi, is a theatrical journey into PTSD that explores the depths of a soldier's mind and the hidden corners of American history.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee enlightens and educates off-Broadway audiences in its ninth year! The narrative depicts the lives of six men who struggle through the Jim Crow era and emerge with distinction as the first African-American pilots in the US Army Air Forces. With courageous brotherhood, their intelligence, patriotism, and strength propel a dream into flight while fighting both military and social wars. The captivating all-male cast delivers a powerful performance that will entertain, inspire, and inform as audiences discover the story that provoked a monumental change in American history.
Black Sparta is inspired by the Dahomey Amazons, an all-female military regiment of the Fon people of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin. The Dora Milaje in the Marvel film Black Panther are based on the Dahomey Amazons, who are the only documented all-female official frontline combat arm military unit in modern history.
Dahomey shared with the Spartans an intense fighting method and sense of collectivism. Tough, violent blood-and-guts women single-mindedly devoted to hardening themselves into ruthless instruments of battlefield destruction.
Black Sparta begins in 1892, 30 years after the transatlantic slave trade has been virtually at an end. France has already taken over a part of Dahomey and has established a colony called Porto-Novo. They have made it very clear that they want more. Their invasion is unwelcome and the Dahomeans will not go quietly.
Experience the magic of Broadway like never before at Blank! The Musical, an astonishing and hysterical next-generation theatrical sensation. Each night, a talented ensemble takes to the stage — with no script, no rehearsal, and no idea what will happen — to perform a brand-new smash hit musical…that you help to create!
A Blanket of Dust is a political thriller with a powerhouse cast and a new addition to the Theater of Resistance. It tells the story of Diana Crane, a modern-day Antigone. The daughter of a US Senator whose husband has died in the World Trade Center, her subsequent ordeal in seeking justice for his murder ultimately drives her to the outer fringes of society. Struggling with facts that the government, the media, her family, and her countrymen deny, she finally confronts them all with a harrowing act of sacrificial tragedy.
As sharply funny as it is poignant, BLKS introduces us to Octavia, Imani, and June — three twenty-somethings in New York City hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn't seem to care. They drink a lot, they smoke a lot, and they try to have sex...a lot. When they need one another the most, the women rally to "resurrect their fly" in a day full of humorous and painful attempts to be heard through the noise that surrounds them. Poet Aziza Barnes's playwriting debut signifies the arrival of a wholly original voice.
Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind, and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door, and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter, and surprises. Thirty-five million people of all ages, languages, and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it's your turn.
Dare to live in full color.
A progressive high school teacher with an anger problem retaliates against her unscrupulous boss and is sentenced to six months at a church-sponsored halfway house, where she attends to everyone's recovery but her own. Set in southern Appalachia, Blue Ridge, directed by Taibi Magar, is a pitch-dark comedy about heartbreak, hell-raising, and healing by Abby Rosebrock (Dido of Idaho), featuring Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty).
The world-premiere play was developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival as part of the Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship/Drama League Residency.
Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, a breakthrough in anatomy invented by trailblazing scientist, Gunther von Hagens. Learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century. BODY WORLDS: PULSE is an inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city. It is an exhibition unlike any other. Body donors who willed their bodies, after death, for plastination and the education of future generations, act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery.
Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, Obie Award, and Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard is known for his South African-set stories, with themes of complex identities, racial tension, and social protest, remain as relevant as ever.
In this new production of Boesman and Lena, the human need for kindness, hope and compassion is on display in the struggles of abusive Boesman and his long-suffering wife Lena, who encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, comes this hilarious Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. The Book of Mormon was written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and is codirected by Parker and Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical, The Book of Mormon has certainly captured the hearts of many in the Broadway community by presenting modern, in-the-know, and often profane content in the tried-and-true form of a very traditional integrated book musical, complete with tap dancing.
Inspired by encounters with refugees, Borders is an urgent, moving, and occasionally hilarious commentary on one of the great crises of our time. Through two alternating monologues, Borders tells the stories of a British press photographer and a Syrian graffiti artist whose paths cross in tragic circumstances. Written by the multi-award-winning Henry Naylor, the show was one of the biggest hits of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling out its entire run. Boldly directly by Michael Cabot, Borders is fast-paced, stripped-down theater that conveys an epic story using just two actors, simple lighting, and a couple stools.
Directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick, Company XIV's latest show reimagines Munro Leaf's classic children's tale "The Story of Ferdinand" as an erotic all-male baroque-burlesque spectacle. Soothe (or stoke) summer's sizzle with flirtation, opulence, and exquisite cocktails from the bar. Roll around the Spanish hillside and enjoy a bullfight in the XIV ring, where a ferocious, fertile matador challenges dear Ferdinand to a duel. Will Ferdinand rise to the occasion or succumb to the field of flowers?
Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play, The Boys in the Band, centers on a group of gay men who gather in a New York City apartment for a friend's birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music gets cranked up, the evening slowly exposes the fault lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. A theatrical game-changer, The Boys in the Band helped spark a revolution by putting gay men's lives onstage — unapologetically and without judgment — in a world that was not willing to fully accept them. This revival, directed by multi-Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, stars Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Every Thursday night at 11 PM Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's great songs. This ever-changing cast of stars will sing the show tunes they know and love best. Jesse Kissel is the musical director and Scott Siegel hosts!
The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series continues with a tribute to singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson. Broadway stars — including Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Frankie James Grande (Rock of Ages), Emma Hunton (Next to Normal), and Ashley Park (Mean Girls) — perform a one-night-only concert featuring completely new arrangements of the pop-rock superstar's hits. Among them are "A Moment Like This," "Because of You," "Breakaway," and "Miss Independent."
BroadwayCon is theater's answer to Comic-Con, tailor-made for fans. Join some of Broadway's biggest fans, performers, and show creators to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theater. BroadwayCon 2019 features panels, performances, interviews, workshops, sing-alongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of the current season's hits, and discussions featuring the industry's top producers and designers — not to mention the giant opening ceremony, nighttime concerts, and dance parties.
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s — where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else, family.
A Bronx Tale is directed by multi-Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and multi-Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri wrote the book, while the score is the work of multi-Academy Award winner Alan Menken and multi-Tony nominee Glenn Slater. The choreography is by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.
It's the golden age of Hollywood in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, and aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. Worlds collide when Vera lands a trailblazing role in an antebellum epic starring her boss. While Vera's portrayal of a slave turns out to be groundbreaking, decades later, scholars and film buffs still grapple with the actor's legacy in Hollywood and the impact that race had on her controversial career.
Multi-Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's fast-paced, sly satire, directed by Kamilah Forbes, will take you on a 70-year journey through Vera's life and the cultural climate that originally shaped her and continues today.
The Cabaret Showdown is a monthly game show produced by Sound Street Productions in association with FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade. This unique competition is a mixture of live karaoke and musical improvisation, with a game board. Contestants are asked to choose songs from various categories with no knowledge of what the song will be until 30 seconds before they sing. The winner from each month receives a free one-hour showcase performance presented at the Kraine Theater the following month.
All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary, and she's just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then Jen, the daughter of her late best friend, comes home from New York City and asks her to make a cake for Jen's upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen's about to marry a woman, she is forced to reexamine her deeply held beliefs as questions about morality, judgment, and family swirl around them all. This emotional and deliciously funny play is written by Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us) and staged by Lynne Meadow, Manhattan Theatre Club's artistic director.
The last opera by one of the longest-lived composers in history, Capriccio turns the tables on audience members, giving them a glimpse of life in the theater from the other side of the curtain. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), what happens behind the scenes is filled with as much drama and comedy as what takes place onstage! The plot revolves around the Countess — a supporter of the arts, just like you — and her courtship by both a composer and a playwright (poet?). In choosing one over the other, she plans to answer this age-old question: Which is more important to opera, the music or the words?
Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose plays the title role in a new production of the musical Carmen Jones. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle and choreographed by fellow Tony winner Bill T. Jones, the show features a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Georges Bizet. This production is the first major New York revival of the musical since its Broadway debut 75 years ago.
Set in the American South as World War Two rages overseas, Carmen Jones tells the story of a tempestuous parachute factory worker who ignites her own battle in a tragic love triangle with an airman and a prizefighter. In adapting Bizet's legendary opera Carmen, Hammerstein shifted the story from Spain to World War Two-era America and made the characters African-American. His musical premiered on Broadway in 1943 and ran for over 500 performances. Otto Preminger directed a 1954 film version starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte.
Carolines on Broadway, the premiere comedy nightclub of New York City, presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national standup circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom, which can accommodate over 250 people, has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design. A wide assortment of food and drink is available during the show, and fine dining is available before or after the show in the intimate supper lounge.
Note: There is a two-drink minimum for all shows.
Winner of two 2018 Tony Awards!
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's Carousel has returned to Broadway, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, with choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck, and starring Tony nominee Joshua Henry, Tony winner Jessie Mueller, and four-time Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming.
Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel depicts the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss, and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that produced some of the American Songbook's most iconic numbers and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.
The Phelans and the Lavecchias grew up in one another's homes in a tight-knit working-class community, sharing the good times and the bad. As the younger generation grapples with complicated life choices, a shifting crisis is set in motion that threatens the bonds of this extended family. Using the device of character-doubling in an unconventional way, playwright Mia Chung brings fresh scrutiny to the roles we play in our families.
Catharsis, or, Under the Oak Tree, takes us into the mind of The Dreamer, who is in love with The Figment. Throughout the play, they share sentiments, secrets, and snacks, with The Dreamer feeling content in his happy place. However, The Figment begins to realize that he is not real; this causes the oak tree to begin to fall apart, and the roots of what The Dreamer thought was real begins to break.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by him and Dayle Reyfel, features a lineup of rotating performers who read — in both solo and ensemble pieces — the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
The show features selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, the Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and Vanna White. It also includes special "celebrity mash-ups" — Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working "it" out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus, and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are"; Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of "diva-dom"; and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
Before the days of radio and television, wealthy patrons would regularly invite entertainers into their homes, to delight small gatherings of family and friends. In those sophisticated, friendly environs, the living room became the stage, and the audience looked gleefully on, mere inches from the show.
Master conjuror, Steve Cohen, is recreating this posh, intimate entertainment experience, in his exclusive evening show, Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring. Some of the tricks Cohen will perform include:
- the linking of three borrowed wedding rings
- the bending of metal with his mind
- the single most astonishing card trick he's learned in twenty years of study.
Cocktail attire is requested.
Midnight showings of Chamber Magic are also available for groups of 15 or more.
The Cher Show stars Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Teal Wicks (Wicked), and Micaela Diamond (making her Broadway debut) in the role of the iconic singer and actor at various times in her life and career. These performers are joined by Tony nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) as Sonny Bono, Tony nominee Michael Berresse (Kiss Me, Kate) as Bob Mackie, Michael Campayno (Wicked) as Rob Camilletti, Matthew Hydzik (It Shoulda Been You) as Gregg Allman, and Tony nominee Emily Skinner (Prince of Broadway) as Georgia Holt.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer-dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxie shoots her lover, Fred, she employs an unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn, to get herself off the hook. But will she be thwarted by double-murderess and headliner Velma Kelly? Or will this gruesome twosome become a sister act?
Chicago features a classic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, including the songs "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Razzle Dazzle." So you better slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes for Chicago on Broadway.
Note: Children ages four and under are not permitted in the theater.
Preemo Productions and Broadway's Town Hall hosts a concert honoring the American rock band Chicago and the timeless music of Motown in the heart of the Broadway theater district.
Broadway — today and for more than a decade — has played host to programs spotlighting the legends of the music industry including Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Kurt Weill, Carole King, Frankie Valli, ABBA, Janis Joplin, and Johnny Cash to Peter Allen, Jimmy Buffett, Donna Summer, the Shirelles, the Go-Go's, Green Day, Tupac Shakur...and too many Beatles tributes to count!
Now, Town Hall will contribute to the Broadway skyline by hosting a special one-night-only concert featuring the phenomenal band Beginnings and their tribute to the legendary '70/'80s band Chicago; and That Motown Band — celebrating the '60s record label that fostered powerful, definite, and historic music.
For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men. One talented student has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? This soaring, music-filled work is by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. Trip Cullman (Murder Ballad) directs.
Cinderella is joined by a new stepmother and stepsister, but they turn out not to be as nice as she had hoped. When the prince invites everyone to the ball, they tell her she has to stay home and clean. When she makes it to the castle and dances until the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella could live happily ever after if a certain glass slipper fits her foot. The Disney classic Cinderella is fun for all ages!
"A multicultural version of Cinderella with puppets, musics, and a Red Grooms-inspired set."
Cindy does not want to be a princess. She wants to be a pilot. Her best buddy, a friendly rat, understands her longing to fly, but the ghost of her dead mother and the charming fairy-tale prince have other plans to keep her grounded. In this modern reimagining of Cinderella, Cindy struggles to define her own "happily ever after." For children ages 6-99, with music, dancing, and puppets.
From the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company.
Featuring: Starr Kirkland, Zach Fifer, Emily Ma, Veronica Cooper, Rachel Evans, Timiki Salinas, Joachim Boyle, and Caleb Green
Accomplished musicians, dancers, and actors immediately devise performance pieces as decreed each night by international conceptual artist Køvvånng. This Cipher Art performance piece resembles the child of a performance art installation, a modern music-dance concert, an improvisational comedy spectacle, and a Monty Python fever dream.
Køvvånng is an individual and collective conceptual artist based worldwide but soul-situated at the mast-point of Ales Stenar on the Kåseberga ridge in Scania. The Amnesia Wars Company brings together acclaimed and award-winning dancers, musicians, and actors from an amazing array of backgrounds to Ciphered Bridges: Hudson Exhibit III.
Cleo Berlin presents her one-woman variety show, Cleo Berlin: LIVE! The offspring of a karaoke-diva Filipina and a mysterious German artist, Ms. Berlin's show weaves between live lip-synced performances, benefits raising money for the weaveless and wigless, and advertisements promoting her new line of glamorous THC-laden products.
Through clown, cabaret, burlesque, and audience participation, Eric Schmalenberger pulls some benevolent pranks, shares some trickster wisdom, displays adorable blasphemy, and blurs, blow-dries, and breaks down anxiety with laughter in an examination of queer love through the eyes of a clown. Welcome to Clowntown, where the fool rules, the other is master, and the contrary is consistent.
Are you are thinking, comedy on the Upper East Side? Yes! We have an amazing line-up of some of the hottest comedians in the City, performing at a bar price! This is quickly becoming one of the best kept secrets of the summer.
Coffeehouse Chronicles is a free educational performance series exploring the history and development of off-off-Broadway from its inception within the Village "coffeehouse theaters" of the 1960s through today. Part artist portrait, part creative event, part history lesson, part community forum, this series seeks to provide a home — as did La MaMa's founder, Ellen Stewart — for personal and intimate engagement with art. The Coffeehouse Chronicles are curated and directed by Michal Gamily, with educational outreach led by Arthur Adair.
Meet five different women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck. Oh, and one has decided to stage a production of that play-within-a-play by…that old English guy, what's his name? Ah, forget it. In Jen Silverman's unpredictable comedy Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, five women collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the "thea-tah," provoking one another to take a look in the mirror and face the person they didn't know they could be. Directed by Mike Donahue (The Legend of George McBride), this New York premiere invites us all to be a little braver, live a little louder, laugh a little harder, and unleash our inner Betty.
Created especially for families with children ages 5-10, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky's classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. The production features classics such as "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the Snowflakes," a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers' understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. Rose Menes' delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky's enduring score, will captivate audiences of all ages.
Winner of a 2017 Tony Award!
It's been called the "edge of the world." The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it's here, in Newfoundland, that a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie, and uncommon generosity.
That story began in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Flights had to be rerouted, and 38 of them, carrying a total of 6,579 passengers, were grounded near this Newfoundland town. The locals put their lives on hold and opened their homes to a world of strangers. In a heartbeat, the town's population doubled. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Come From Away, which tells the story of those passengers and that town, is a new musical written by Tony Award nominees (and Canadians) Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The direction is by Tony winner Christopher Ashley and the choreography by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky).
Since 2004, ComedySportz New York has been entertaining fans with the fastest and funniest form of improv comedy in the Big Apple. Two teams of improvisers vie for points in a hilarious competition by playing a series of improv games, similar to what you may have seen on TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway?
There's nothing like standup comedy in person — the spontaneity of a comedian in front of a live audience is something special. See for yourself at Comic Strip Live, which offers some of the best standup in New York City. Performers hail from Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, Conan, and the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Audiences can enjoy food, mixed drinks, and specialty brews as they laugh the night away.
Conflict is a love story set against the backdrop of a hotly contested election, combining playwright Miles Malleson's two passions: sex and politics. The result is a provocative romance that sizzles with wit and ideas. It's the Roaring '20s, London. Lady Dare Bellingdon has everything she could want, yet she craves something more. Dare's man, Sir Major Ronald Clive, is standing for Parliament with the backing of Dare's father. Clive is a Conservative, of course, but he's liberal enough to be sleeping with Dare, who's daring enough to take Clive as a lover but too restless to marry him. Clive's opponent, Tom Smith, is passionate about social justice and understands the joy of having something to believe in. Dare is "the woman between" two candidates who both want to make a better world — until politics become personal, and mudslinging threatens to soil them all.
A sheet of ice sits in the desert of New Mexico. A mad eco-terrorist plants a bomb in order to save humankind. A beleaguered film crew tries to get in one last shot before losing the light. Continuity is a sly, biting comedy in six takes where storytelling and science collide with both hilarious and devastating consequences. The play asks, "How do we keep going when hope can seem as fictional as a Hollywood ending?" "How do we tell the stories that could shape our future?" and, perhaps most importantly, "What's for lunch?"
Vencl Dance returns to Graham Center of Contemporary Dance June 21-23 with Critical Junctures, an evening of contemporary modern dance by Susan Vencl with music by Arlene Sierra. The concert premieres Intersections, a 35-minute sextet, and presents a 33-minute reconstruction of Vencl's 2016 meditation on randomness and unpredictability, Long Before Afterward.
Cruisical: A Lesbian Musical is an anachronistic musical comedy where six queer cis women — Mercedes de Acosta, Moms Mabley, Vita Sackville-West, Violet Trefusis, Virginia Woolf, and Esther Eng — find themselves transported to the year 2018, where they have landed on an all-inclusive lesbian cruise, with a buffet spread at their disposal. Hearts become entangled over piña coladas by the pool, as these women deal with petty interpersonal disputes and larger misunderstandings of 21st-century queerness. We pay earnest homage to our foremothers, who lived and loved out loud at great personal risk. In Cruisical, we give them the tropical lesbian vacation they deserved.
Cyprus Avenue is David Ireland's subversively funny and savage new play about one man trying to make sense of a radically changed world. Eric Miller (Stephen Rea) is a Belfast Unionist. He is exclusively and non-negotiably British. But nowadays he is worried he might be Irish. When Eric sees a likeness between his new-born granddaughter and the Irish republican leader, Gerry Adams, his sanity starts to unravel. Determined to defend his family and his heritage, Eric's lifetime of ingrained prejudice and unsettled identity push him to the edge.
In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter's life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up questions: What truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from The Great Gatsby, this timely new play by the author of The City of Conversation probes the troubling relationship of finance and educational opportunity in American life today. Directing is Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt).
Somewhere in America, an army of preteen competitive dancers plot to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in playwright Clare Barron's raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds. Every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves and a fight to unleash their power.
Looking for the quintessential New York brunch outing? You'll find it at New World Stages in Day Drinking, the latest edition of the smash-hit musical comedy shows about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more New York than combining Bellinis and Bloody Marys with an off-Broadway show in the heart of Manhattan's world-famous Theater District? Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends. Your ticket includes a create-your-own Bloody Mary Bar, an authentic Irish coffee, and a seasonal Bellini! Day Drinking is the perfect afternoon outing for bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and special events!
Against the backdrop of an endless, unwinnable war raging halfway across the world and a polarizing president recklessly stoking the flames of racist backlash at home, a generation of young people rises up to demand change from a corrupt political establishment. It is October of 1969, and unbeknownst to the rest of the world, three 20-something radicals are busy planning the impending revolution from a quiet college town in upstate New York. But when two strangers appear and disrupt the group's delicate balance, new dangers and old wounds threaten to tear the collective apart. By the Tony Award-winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen, Days of Rage is a timely new play about means and ends, ideals and extremes, and the perils of changing the world.
We're all familiar with the classic tale of someone waking up in a strange place, in a life or death situation they can only escape from after first disabling their captors. Well, this story is anything but classic. Sure, Isabelle wakes up to find her kidnapper towering over her, and sure, her kidnapper is not sending positive vibes, but this story takes twists and turns that will cause both fear and delight. Isabelle's abductor — so aptly named Chuckie — swears he's protecting her from a virus that could potentially wipe out all of civilization. Is he a hero, or is he a crazed killer? And why are there so many doll babies? In this brand-new 75 minute dramedy, we embark on an emotional journey that takes us six feet underground, and the only possibility of escape involves digging a little deeper.
Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.
Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. It first opened off-Broadway in a production that received an Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Many cast members from that production have transferred with the show to Broadway. Obie Award winner Steven Levenson wrote the musical's book; the music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal) directs.
This musical journey takes audiences back in time — specifically, to when "soul" emerged as a style of music. Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers helped popularize soul music, as did Stax Records' Booker T. & the MG's. Before long, James Brown became the "Godfather of Soul" and Aretha Franklin its queen.
Now vocalists Prentiss McNeil (of the Drifters) and Bruce Wayne (of the Midnight Movers, Wilson Pickett's backing band) lead this classic soul revue. Their energy is unmatched; their showmanship, breathtaking. A Decade of Soul is a passion-driven tribute; the passion may even drive audience members out of their seats and onto their feet.
Desperate Measures is a hilarious new musical that tells the tale of Johnny Blood, a handsome young man whose life is in danger because of a saloon brawl. Set in the early 1890s, Johnny must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters, including a wily sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a nun out of the habit. Laws are broken and hearts are won as they try to find justice in a world that often doesn't seem just.
Sound familiar? Inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, this musical is a joyful, madcap comedy that also manages to ponder the nature of justice. Will the good guys pull off the greatest caper yet, or will Johnny be left hanging? One thing is certain...audiences will exit smiling.
Calvin is a photographer and self-proclaimed provocateur in desperate need of an idea for his next installation. Grace, his girlfriend and publicist, and Fin, his best friend and art dealer, are turning up the heat as the deadline approaches. Meanwhile, two eponymous art handlers begin to complicate the situation when they become the target of Grace's unwanted attention. Mrs. Marbleblatt, a widowed patron of the arts, further queers the equation when she takes a prurient interest in Calvin's work. In Daniel McCoy's Dick Pix, ambitions and visions collide in a satirical comedy about identity, harassment, and narcissism in the age of social media.
Written by Willard Manus, directed by Judith Rose, and starring Cindy Marinangel, Dietrich is based on the life of the iconic Marlene Dietrich. Set in May 1960, the play takes place when the actress returned to the Berlin stage for the first time since fleeing the Hitler regime in the 1930s. Inside her dressing room at the Tatiana Palast Theater, Dietrich weighs whether to go through with the live performance despite threats on her life by Nazi sympathizers who resented her for having spent much of World War II entertaining American soldiers on the front lines. To them, Dietrich is a turncoat, a traitor who deserves to be shot and killed on stage.
Broadway. We all know it. We all love it. Distorted Broadway asks and answers the simple question: What if your favorite Broadway shows didn't end up being quite what you expected? What if Avenue Q really turned out to be a ballet about south Brooklyn or if Jersey Boys was about the Jersey Shore? What would Oklahomo, Trannie, The Queen & I, The Book of Morons, or West Village Story be like? And what the heck does "Turn Off The Dark" mean, anyway? Find out in this truly wicked 70-minute, non-stop musical theater tribute, where everything gets twisted -- even the happy ending!
Distorted Diznee is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!
Join the rising young stars of the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance program for Donizetti's witty, sparkling Don Pasquale. Follow the duped Don in a traditionally staged and costumed production with orchestra in Italian with supertitles.
The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming "amour" in Cervantes's sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one showstopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.
Come enjoy New York's hottest up and coming talent at this wonderful cabaret located in the heart of the theater district. Don't Tell Mama's Piano bar provides music and fun every night from 9:30 pm on. The space provides two cabaret rooms showcasing a wide range of performers and styles. To check out their full schedule click: Don't Tell Mama. There is a two drink minimum at all cabaret performances.
With music and lyrics from Micki Grant, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope is a celebration of African-American culture and community. Originally conceived and directed by Vinnette Carroll, this radical work presents the issues of race and politics in America and raises voices for change through a lively mix of song and dance with a score that includes gospel, jazz, soul, calypso, and rock.
The show premiered at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., before moving to Philadelphia and ultimately New York City, where it ran for over 1,000 performances on Broadway. Along the way, it earned four Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical as well as a Grammy Award for Best Score from an Original Cast Show Album.
Twelve iconic divas wrapped into one! This versatile, rambunctious show features live vocals and onstage costume changes. New York's Dorothy Bishop pays hilarious, loving tribute to performers from Cher and Madonna to Stevie Nicks and opera star Renée Fleming.
Nominated for Best Tribute Show by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret in 2015!
Both adults and children may find their hearts growing a few sizes (along with the Grinch's, of course) when they witness the magic of this holiday tale onstage. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! features the hit songs "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," both from the animated TV special. Max the Dog narrates as the scheming Grinch plans to steal Christmas away from the Whos, the lovable creatures that understand and embrace the true meaning of the holidays. When the Grinch realizes that he can't steal Christmas from Whoville by taking presents, he returns the gifts and decorations and joins the festivities, proving that all it takes is a little kindness and holiday spirit to make any Grinch not so mean after all.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
Film, television, and theater icon Nathan Lane is the honoree of the Drama League's 35th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway. The black-tie event pays tribute to Lane, a multi-Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Obie, Emmy, and Drama League Distinguished Performance Award winner. Honoring him are performances by stars of stage and screen. Past performers at Drama League benefit galas have included Liza Minnelli, Carol Kane, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Angela Lansbury, Tony Bennett, Nick Jonas, and Kermit the Frog.
More performances of Shakespeare than any other company in New York!
The stage is set at the Lounge, a hidden library on 47th Street and 8th Avenue with over 15,000 real books and craft cocktails. Five professional New York actors meet as members of "the Drunk Shakespeare Society." One of them has at least five shots of whiskey and then overconfidently attempts to perform a major role in a Shakespeare play. Hilarity and mayhem ensue as the four sober actors try and keep the script on track. Every show is different depending on who is drinking...and what is being drunk!
Created as a way to help shows get on their feet before flying off to Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (the largest arts festival in the world), East to Edinburgh simulates the same production constraints that all shows experience during the Fringe, while giving companies a clean, comfortable, and nurturing space to fine-tune their productions. This year's whirlwind festival features 13 adventurous productions from around New York and across the US.
A raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena's most groundbreaking '80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out-of-work MTV video jockey. Eddie and Dave is a gender-bending world-premiere play written by and featuring Amy Staats (Miles for Mary) about hubris, friendship, family, fame, musical genius, and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating.
Eddie and Dave, directed by Margot Bordelon (Do You Feel Anger?), is supported by the Venturous Theater Fund of Tides Foundation.
The cast of Eight Is Never Enough delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Broadway.
The Eleventh Hour! is an original and irreverent rock musical comedy born in a New Brunswick, New Jersey, basement making its New York debut at Town Stages this spring.
It's the end of the world in New Jersey! A burnout basement rocker and his ex-girlfriend, a rising star astrophysicist, may have the key to surviving the black hole bearing down on earth. If they can reconcile their feelings and manage a dangerous journey on the NJ Turnpike, they just may save their music, each other, and the mole people who live beneath them. The Eleventh Hour! features music, book, and lyrics by David Seamon, direction by Annie Rutherford Lutz, and is produced by Smugbug Productions.
Inspired by the Unicode Standard, this "texistential musical" explores the interconnected lives of an ensemble of emojis inside a smartphone, whose existence becomes increasingly complicated after a software update. Emojiland, featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Keith Harrison and Laura Nicole Harrison, is a 2018 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist.
The Emperor explores political power. Set at the brink of Haile Selassie's downfall, Kathryn Hunter gets inside of ten different male servants of Selassie to create complex human portraits. The play's author, Ryszard Kapuściński, cagily used The Emperor to illuminate corruption and avarice in his native country, communist Poland. Today, as adapted by Colin Teevan and performed by this incomparable theatrical team, the material just as strongly illuminates the world's continuing and disturbing fascination with despotism. This will be the American premiere of The Emperor, directed by Walter Meierjohann.
Peter owns and manages his family's convenience store and keeps everything obsessively pristine in honor of his late grandmother, Mi-Maw. With his new employee late on his first day, and an already steady flow of customers, Peter's day takes a turn for the worse when everyone gets trapped by a large earthquake. The characters trapped in his store will prove to be more than Peter can handle, and his ability to keep his store intact will be put to the test. With elements of puppetry, theater of the ridiculous, slapstick, and dance, A Beautiful Disaster presents Employee of the Month.
Welcome to Margaritaville. There's no better place to relax, sing along, and have the time of your life! Just listen to Brian from Ridgefield, Connecticut, who says, "It's like a two-hour Caribbean vacation right inside the theater."
Escape to Margaritaville is the Broadway musical for all of us — it's the people's musical! This upbeat and energetic new show features all your favorite Jimmy Buffett classics, including "Volcano," "Fins," "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and many more. With a book filled with laughs from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Emmy nominee Mike O'Malley (Survivor's Remorse), this electrifying new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rock of Ages) and directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away). It's the most fun you'll have on Broadway. So don't let the party start without you — get your tickets today!
From the Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group alum and 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Patricia Ione Lloyd (Pretty Hunger) and Obie Award-winning director Jo Bonney (Mlima's Tale) comes a stunning, genre-bending new drama about the haunting of a black family in America.
In the aftermath of a messy divorce and a daughter coming out as queer, Deborah is trying to keep things normal at home. But as black people continue to be killed beyond their four walls, the outside finds its way in, blurring the lines between family dynamics, politics, and the spirit world. How long can family dinners keep the dangers outside at bay? Filled with dark humor and boiling suspense, Eve's Song examines our present racial climate through the eyes of a regular American family.
Alan Menken, the eight-time Academy and 11-time Grammy Award winner, most notable for his brilliant Disney scores, will be performing with his daughter Anna Rose, an accomplished singer-songwriter-guitarist, whose most recent release was the EP Strays in the Cut. With separate and distinct styles, performing both together and individually, this concert will be a unique and special evening celebrating diversity and the joy of music. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about Daniel's Music Foundation from cofounders Daniel and Ken Trush, plus enjoy a special performance by Daniel and DMF's artistic director, Gerry Powers. General concert tickets are available for $50 & $100.
After the concert from 8:30-10pm, there will be a private reception. Tickets are $250 each (tax-deductible portion $100) and include the concert, a brief Q&A session, and cocktail party with Alan & Anna Rose. All proceeds benefit Daniel's Music Foundation.
Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf is a new play written by longtime Elevator Repair Service (ERS) member Kate Scelsa and directed by ERS artistic director John Collins. A sharp-witted parody of a celebrated American drama, Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf is, by turns, loving homage and fierce feminist take-down. In her incisive and hilarious reinvention of Edward Albee's classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scelsa slyly subverts the power dynamics of the original play's not-so-happy couple. In the end, no one is left unscathed by the ferocity of Martha's revenge on an unsuspecting patriarchy.
Teenage Charlotte's beautiful mother is dead. In the midst of her own grief and her father's unwillingness to cope, Charlotte finds herself searching in fantasy for what she cannot find in reality. She turns for comfort to the story of Helen of Troy, convinced that beauty, desire, and fame can help bring her mother back and punish the world that took her away in the first place.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) debuts his newest work, Exquisita Agonía ("Exquisite Agony"), in this world premiere production. According to Cruz, Exquisita Agonía is a love story that explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find love with a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he receives a new heart.
This satirical tale, set in present-day New York City, follows successful African-American publicist Undine as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune.
Broke and now pregnant, Undine is forced to return to her childhood home in the Brooklyn projects, where she must face the challenges of the life she left behind. Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine reveals how difficult it is to outrun where we come from. The play is written by multi-Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat) and directed by Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz.
Fairview is a play that shows audiences there's nothing's funnier than "family drama." In Fairview, the Frasier family is gearing up for Grandma's birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. But the silverware's wrong, the radio's on the fritz, her sister is drinking, her husband isn't helping, her daughter is being a typical teenager, and her brother might not show up at all.
Join the rising young stars of the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance program for Verdi's glorious final masterpiece, Falstaff. Follow this ridiculous rogue in a traditionally staged and costumed production with orchestra in Italian with supertitles.
Fast Forward provides opportunities for choreographers working in all dance forms to workshop 25- to 35-minute pieces on a shared bill curated around a theme.
In June 2018, Fast Forward's theme is ''Uncertain'' with Micayla Wynn & Ntrinsik Movement.
Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year, they will be interrupted by a visitor.
Following unanimous five-star critical acclaim and a thrice-extended yearlong run in London, Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman finally premieres on Broadway this October. This play is directed by Academy and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes and has won three Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and Best Director; three Evening Standard Theatre Awards, including Best Play and Best Director; three WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Play and Best Director; and was named the Best New Play at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards.
Fiddler on The Roof concerns Tevya and his family, residents of a Jewish village in czarist Russia. One by one, his daughters get married to men he has increasing difficulty accepting. The show features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Joseph Stein. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, was the first musical theater production in history to exceed 3,000 performances. It won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tonys. The Yiddish translation was crafted by noted Israeli actor-director Shraga Friedman in 1965, just one year after the musical's Broadway premiere.
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a disillusioned do-gooder named Kate meets Jaap, a charismatic European making a film about the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island's Dreamland amusement park to ashes. Desperate for something to live for, Kate buys a ticket on the thrill ride of Jaap's passion. The only trick is to keep the roller coaster from running off the rails before it destroys them all. Breaking the boundaries of time and narrative, Fire in Dreamland is a vibrant new play by Rinne Groff that explores the astonishing things we create in the face of devastation.
Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. A pregnant Olivia's fierce speech writing is the sole force behind her charismatic husband, Charles, and his successful movement to galvanize people to march towards freedom. When four little girls are bombed in a church, Olivia and Charles's marriage is threatened — as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that "this world ain't no place to raise a colored child."
Fireflies, directed by Saheem Ali (Sugar in Our Wounds), is a startling world premiere by Donja R. Love and the second part of a trilogy beginning with Sugar in Our Wounds.
A couple in their sixties meet and fall in love for the first time in their lives. Through the eyes of celebrated playwright Charles Mee, First Love embraces Edith and Harold as they work their way toward each other through the accumulated baggage of their lives, wondering if they can avoid sabotaging the last chance for love they'll ever have. Kim Weild directs; Michael O'Keefe, Angelina Fiordellisi, and Taylor Harvey star.
Peggy has redecorated the living room, and her husband, Roger, can't stand it. Her usual exquisite taste has been overcome by a mysterious lapse that caused her to redo the room as if it were a stage set. Everything faces one wall, "the fourth wall," and all people who enter the room begin to behave as if they were acting in a play. Troubled by this odd behavior, Roger calls in a local theater professor in the hope that he can "doctor" Peggy's "play," break "the fourth wall," and bring the madness to a close.
Frankenstein is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship. Published in 1818, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is in its bicentennial year, and this musical honors its source material. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man's mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation.
Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses, and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind. The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs, and sultry confessions. Improv performers then use that writing to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity. The cast includes a fistful of New York City's best improvisers with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, Chicago's Second City, the Onion, and NPR — and at least one Primetime Emmy Award loser.
Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, and Gunther are back. Friends! The Musical follows the misadventures of these six twentysomething pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in Manhattan. Friends! The Musical was created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, the duo behind Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, 90210! The Musical, Full House! The Musical, and...you get the idea.
Broadway's Frozen is based on the 2013 movie that won Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Song ("Let It Go"). The stage production expands on and deepens the film's plot and themes through new songs and story material provided by the film's creators, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Winnie the Pooh), EGOT winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), and book writer Jennifer Lee (Zootopia). In fact, the Broadway show features more than twice as much music as the film. The musical's director is Michael Grandage, a Tony Award winner (Red), and its choreographer is Rob Ashford, another Tony winner (Thoroughly Modern Millie).
In this pivotal moment when women around the world have risen up to tell their stories and stand up against violence, Eve Ensler's timely Fruit Trilogy is composed of three short plays that give a voice to defiant, ordinary women: "Pomegranate" — about two women for sale; "Avocado" — a young woman on her chaotic, shocking journey toward freedom; and "Coconut" — from the bliss of her bathroom, a woman connects with the one thing she has never fully owned...her body. Woven together with dark humor and heightened theatricality, Fruit Trilogy explores the humanity behind the headlines.
Take the journey of a lifetime and step into the "unbubblelievable" magical kingdom of Fan Yang's Gazillion Bubble Show! The first and only interactive stage production of its kind, complete with fantastic light effects, lasers, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry, this unforgettable extravaganza is not to be missed.
Fan Yang's gorgeous and unique creations defy gravity and logic as we know it. He holds (and has broken his own) Guinness World Records for the biggest bubble ever blown, the largest bubble wall ever created (a staggering 156 feet!), most bubbles within a bubble, and in May 2006 he was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid. His performances, including an appearance on The David Letterman Show, have been broadcast worldwide.
Over the past two decades, Fan Yang has explored the fragile and mysterious world of soap bubbles and emerged with a completely new medium, blending art and science to dazzle audiences around the globe. Children and adults of all ages are sure to be amazed, mystified, and enchanted!
Mitch Papadopolous always dreamed of being the next Bruce Springsteen, but he chose security over stardom and left those daydreams behind for a day job. For a while, he thought he had everything — the high-paying job, the high-rise apartment — until his 40th birthday, when he got handed a pink slip and had to move back in with his mom in Sayreville, New Jersey.
And when his high school archnemesis (with a 20-year-old grudge and a tangerine spray-tan) threatens to foreclose on their house, this big-shot banker must save his small-town home the only way he can…by winning the Battle of the Bands.
So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang (a math teacher who isn't good at math, an Irish cop who dreams of being on Broadway, a dermatologist who can't get a date, and a 16-year-old Jewish rapper who makes Vanilla Ice look cool), and sets out to win the battle and maybe even win back the high school sweetheart he left behind — proving it's never too late to give your dreams one last shot.
Following a critically acclaimed sold-out run at London's Old Vic and a West End transfer, the astonishing new show from Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson (The Weir) and music icon Bob Dylan will make its American premiere. Dylan's inimitable songbook is authentically transformed into this achingly beautiful story of a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in Dylan's hometown of Duluth, Minnesota in 1934.
McPherson, who also directs Girl From the North Country, has created a mythical new show, weaving the music of our greatest poet-singer-songwriter into a piercing drama about home, heart, and the searching determination of the American soul.
They met at an airport and fell for each other. But in time, they would meet their fate as everything fell apart. A pulse-pounding new solo play from Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly that stars Carey Mulligan, Girls & Boys takes viewers on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking.
Independently wealthy, highly medicated, and always here to help, Glace Chase presents Neurotica: Brooklyn's hit demented comedic cabaret featuring offbeat stories, eye-popping tunes & mutually unenjoyable audience interaction.
This is terrifying, hilarious, take-no-prisoners cabaret at its best. Or worst.
Past Neuroticas have taken on #metoo & Kesha's "Praying," John Wayne Gacy, being a pregnant drug mule, Liza With a Z, suicide & Linkin Park, and "What a Wonderful World." Now they're storming Manhattan. Be. Very. Scared.
Featuring musical director & Glace's stooge Jimmy Sheppard on keys
Gloria: A Life weaves together personal and history-changing moments from the past 50 years — among them small moments that have raised consciousness among a few women as well as the current moment, a tipping point of global consciousness. Starting with Gloria Steinem's early adventures as a female reporter (a rarity at the time), the revelations of this play include stories of the people who inspired her and led her to inspire others. Act 1 focuses on Steinem's personal life and activism; Act 2 is a "talking circle" in which the audience is invited to carry the themes of the play into a conversation of their own. This production offers a new form of communicating through theater.
Gnit, by Will Eno, is an adaptation and examination of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. At this unique moment in US history, when many stand at a national crossroads, wondering where to turn, the questions and problems raised by Gnit and its main character, Peter (read by Michael C. Hall), are alive with relevance. Is the "search for the self" a journey we need to consciously, actively go on, or is it just something that happens by reason of being alive and trying our best? Where do "rugged individualism" and "being a good person" meet? Come for the laughs, stay for the harrowing existential despair, and then stay a little longer for the visions of hope, happiness, and community.
The British Royal House of Edevane has died out, and the only living heir is an American bartender with a heart of gold. With the help of her devoted royal staff, Pam Duffy must take on the duties of Queen and prove herself to be a suitable monarch before the scheming Lady Fenella de Dieul can unseat her — and to do that, she'll have to get out of her own way.
Director Christina Sheehan's modern revolutionary-inspired design explores a diverse group with many modern voices of resistance who come together with one visionary leader to form a community and ultimately learn how to make their own "light" shine. This popular musical retelling of the Gospel of Matthew brings its messages of kindness, tolerance, and love vibrantly to life.
We invite you to join the tribe as they work together in the hope of building their "Beautiful City. "
The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People's Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. The company's members are athletes, actors, and artists who have studied and trained for their crafts since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances annually and has toured through all 50 states and performed in over 65 countries across the world.
Fifteen years ago (2003), Golden Girls LIVE was created by Peter Mac and John Mac as a loving tribute in the style of Brady Bunch LIVE and created a loving drag parody of everyone's favorite sitcom, which played to sold-out audiences at the now shuttered Rose's Turn in the West Village. The shows uses spot-on impersonations of the original actresses as source material (they play Estelle Getty and Beatrice Arthur, respectively) and creating original parody situations, they realized that there was an audience to relive and attend a live taping of this revered sitcom.
The Macs then toured the country coast to coast (NYC to LA to Boston to Las Vegas and now back to NYC) and, to date, over 1,350 performances. To celebrate their 15th anniversary of creating the original Golden Girls LIVE: On Stage!, they have decided to bring her home to NYC for the first time in 15 years. The 'Lost' Reunion Episode, written by Peter Mac, gives the fans what they have always wanted — the reunion episode they never got!
In 2003, New York City theater company the Civilians interviewed real people about physical objects they'd lost — keys, a sapphire ring, a Gucci pump. The wry and whimsical docu-musical that emerged, Gone Missing, written and directed by Steven Cosson, features a fresh and breezy score by Michael Friedman and presents a very personal account of how we deal with loss in our lives.
Presented by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and producer Gary Beeber, Gotham Burlesque is an exciting evening of song, dance, tricks and visual treats will feature a different cast at each performance, offering a wide range of live entertainments from around the globe.
San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a "friendship" game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the Cultural Revolution aftermath, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history. Inspired by events from her father's life and (short-lived) basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee makes her Atlantic Theater Company debut with this tender but fast-paced play.
A bigoted father and his well-educated son occupy a broken down bridge in a remote wooded area. The father is a manifestation of the son's memory as he recalls events that occurred on the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. It becomes increasingly obvious that, despite the younger man's protests to the contrary, his father's prejudices are grounded in his subconscious. Cowinner of the 1998 Michael Kanin Award for Best Short Play. Plus a special spoken-word performance by Dawn Speaks.
The 1998 award-winning play about racism by Chuck Gorden tells the story of a bigoted father and his well-educated son who occupy a broken-down bridge in a remote wooded area. The father is a manifestation of the son's memory as he recalls events that occurred on the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. It becomes increasingly obvious that, despite the younger man's protests to the contrary, his father's prejudices are grounded in his subconscious. A cowinner of the 1998 Michael Kanin Award for Best Short Play.
Following is a special presentation by spoken word artist Dawn Speaks, an educator, singer, actor, and poet. A native New Yorker, Dawn has been performing for more than 20 years by bringing poetry, song, and acting throughout venues in and around New York City. With a commitment to educating, her work has focused on race, women, and culture. She has performed in playwright Rebekah L. Pierce's play Belle Blu as part of the Strawberry One Act Festival and can be seen in Joseph C. Grant's five-part indie series Da Stuy and in the full-length feature film Delusions of Guinevere, directed by Joanna Bowzer.
Tribute Center Walking Tour Guides are 9/11 survivors, workers who assisted in the recovery efforts, lower Manhattan residents, or family members that lost loved ones. The tour includes a brief history of the World Trade Center, the attacks and the aftermath of 9/11. Each tour offers unique personal experiences of survival, loss and healing and ends in discussion of the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center. Please note: on inclement weather days, the tours go into the World Financial Center, looking into the 9/11 Memorial, and passes to the 9/11 Memorial are distributed after the tour concludes.
The Gunfighter Meets His Match is a Wild West musical conceived and written by Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Abby Payne. This universal love story, inspired by the New York City music scene and the short stories of Louis L'Amour, is one of love, loss, and hope: A rugged gunfighter faces his ultimate battle for his truest love. With the creative direction and highly entertaining choreography of Glitter Kitty Productions, The Gunfighter Meets His Match transports viewers to another world with a few familiar echoes of the real one.
Almost everyone knows about Manhattan's Central Park, but far fewer people know its designers also created a sibling: Prospect Park! In the heart of Brooklyn, Prospect Park is an extraordinary combination of natural beauty and civil engineering. This Amazing Race-style hack competition takes small teams on a journey through Prospect Park, revealing amazing hidden facts and stories about specific locations, buildings, and monuments. Participants also dive into the park's history, biology, and modern relevance. Activities include...
- Prospect Park bingo!
- Physical and photo challenges!
- Tree identify-and-seek!
- Historical reenactments starring you!
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes Hamilton, a musical about a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has given words and music to the story of an unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind who went from being a bastard orphan to George Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury Department secretary who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and Aaron Burr, lifelong friend and foe of Hamilton, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Arguably Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, Hamlet features a Danish prince bent on revenge. His target is his uncle, Claudius, who's murdered Hamlet's father to seize the throne. Adding insult to homicide, Claudius has also married Hamlet's mother. In his quest for vengeance, Hamlet descends into madness...or does he?
Note: pay-what-you-can admission. No tickets required.
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Play!
It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn't much easier now that he's an overworked employee at the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Note: This show has two parts. Viewers may buy tickets to either or both. The running time of Part One is two hours and 40 minutes (including one intermission); the running time of Part Two is two hours and 35 minutes (one intermission).
Head Over Heels is the bold and fierce new musical comedy from the visionaries who rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q, and Spring Awakening. Set to the iconic music of the 1980s all-female rock band the Go-Go's, it features the hit songs "We Got the Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Vacation," "Heaven Is a Place on Earth," and many more! It's a hilarious and sexy celebration of love in its infinite varieties, told through the story of a royal family who must embark on an extravagant journey to save their beloved kingdom.
In Heartbreak House, the new adaptation of George Benard Shaw's infamous WWI play, it's the first days of the London Blitz of September 1940. With the performance of Shaw's play interrupted, the cast and audience have joined together to seek shelter in the theatre's basement. To entertain the crowd, the cast performs Shaw's most vital paean to resistance and perseverance against tyranny, Heartbreak House. Inspired by actual events as lived by Hermione Gingold during WWII's darkest days, this revelatory approach will make Shaw's masterpiece more timely than ever.
Heartbreak House, which Shaw began at the beginning of WWI but which was first performed by New York's famed Theatre Guild in 1920, brings a wildly disparate group of people together in the English countryside over a September weekend to make major decisions about their future. No stone is left unturned as each character is forced to come to terms with his or her past while finding a way to move forward in the face of the coming crisis.
From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz — an ensemble of triple threat actor-musicians chronicles the story of America's first women soldiers in The Hello Girls.
These intrepid heroines courageously served as bilingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I. They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations. Celebrate the centennial of these groundbreaking women with an original musical created by Prospect Theater Company's critically acclaimed founding artists Peter Mills and Cara Reichel.
Built off a decade of journal entries, acclaimed comedian Sam Morrison uses stand-up comedy, storytelling, and character and prop work to chronicle transformations of shame, love, and sex throughout his life. Falling in love with his Hebrew school teacher. Dating the prettiest woman in school. Trying to get into conversion camp. Sam's unique brand of high-energy humor and touching narrative will take you on hilarious explorations of sexual embarrassments and climaxes.
Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters is back on Broadway in the acclaimed smash Hello, Dolly! Every night at the Shubert Theatre, this unparalleled star steps into the iconic title role and descends the grand staircase, adding yet another triumph to her six-decades-long career.
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks's triumphant production is classic Broadway at its best. Don't miss this legendary performer in one of Broadway's greatest musicals.
HERE is an award-winning, boundary-stretching institution. Its 2017-18 lineup features three HERE resident artist world premieres; the world premiere of a production helmed by HERE artistic director Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program, including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist; the sixth annual Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival; and HERE's yearly Culturemart festival, in which HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in the 2017-18 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in HARP and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. For a complete list of shows, click the link below.
59E59 favorite Hershey Felder returns with his critically acclaimed salute to Irving Berlin.
Jerome Kern famously said, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music — he is American music." George Gershwin called him "the greatest songwriter that has ever lived." From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to the silver screen, and from the pop charts to the steps of the nation's capital, Berlin's music provided America with the soundtrack of a century.
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin brings the man behind the iconic music to life in an evening reflecting his remarkable journey from child immigrant to America's most beloved and prolific songwriter, featuring some of the composer's most popular and enduring songs, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Always," "Blue Skies," "God Bless America," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and "White Christmas."
Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is a tragedy set in a cloistered world of women in 1930s Spain. A tyrannical mother dominates her five unmarried daughters, all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. Their repressed environment leads to an explosion of passion, jealousy, hatred, and despair.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System. At matinee performances, subtitles are provided only by request.
In the heat of summer in 1813, Louisiana passed from France to the United States. On the eve of the transfer, in a house in mourning, freedom hangs in the balance for a steely widow and her three eligible daughters, all free women of color. Inspired by Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, Marcus Gardley's lyrical, nuanced play The House That Will Not Stand is directed by Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz.
Indulge a bachelorette party fantasy, celebrate a birthday, or have the ultimate girls' night out at NYC's longest running male revue show. Yes girls, you can bring your male friends with you.
I Like It Like That – A Musical is the story of the Rodríguez family living in New York City in the early 1970s. At that time music was the proudest expression of "El Barrio," their East Harlem neighborhood. I Like It Like That takes the audience on a historical musical journey amid neighborhood volatility and social activism. As neighborhood residents deal with the ever-present pull between escape and social conscience, so too members of the Rodríguez family navigate the challenges they face living in the heart of a volatile environment. Instilled in them is the importance of family and the desire to succeed. Starring as the patriarch is Tito Nieves, Grammy nominee and Latin music superstar.
I Love New York explores modern anxiety and the quest for external validation by juxtaposing material from TripAdvisor.com and Ellis Island immigrant interviews. Laughs are followed by questions: Am I that revealing online? Is my anxiety that high? Is the fact that I've forgotten the question and am questioning my anxiety proof I have anxiety? I Love New York gives Americans from all over the country and immigrants from all around the world the opportunity to tell you what the American Dream looks like for them.
Jesus and Judas are in love and everything is wonderful — until God intervenes. This divine intervention forces Jesus to abandon Judas and set off on a path to carry out God's mission. "I Love You, Jesus Christ!" is a queer allegorical retelling of the crucifixion where Jesus ascends as a martyr, leaving Judas searching for something to believe in.
Ash has a blessed life and is thankful every day for the gifts of his family, his addiction, and his son's deafness. But on one fateful day, everything's taken from him. How can he see this unexpected test, which threatens to cast him and his loved ones into darkness, as the ultimate gift? Craig Lucas's new play is performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language by two casts.
Fiore Barbini makes his NYC cabaret debut in I'm Still Here My Story: The Songs of Leading Ladies. He's an actor, singer, and dancer who's toured with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and A Chorus Line, has regional credits that include The Full Monty, Sunday in the Park With George, Singin' in the Rain, Damn Yankees, George M!, Funny Girl, Hello, Dolly!, and performed in cabaret stagings of Grease, Chicago, and Cabaret. He might also be known by some as his adult entertainment alter ego Hugh Hunter. In his first solo outing, he tells the story of his 31 years in show business with his own twist — the songs he sings to tell that story were originated by his favorite Broadway leading ladies! Songs include "Not a Day Goes By," "Meadowlark," a medley from Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll & Hyde, and Les Misérables, and "I'm Still Here." At 42, Fiore is back in NYC and ready to get back on the boards because in his own words, "I'm still here."
Multi-Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in one of the signal roles in the American theater in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. Washington, fresh off his extraordinary sell-out runs in both Fences and A Raisin in the Sun, comes back to the Main Stem. Multi-Tony winner George C. Wolfe directs this strictly limited engagement.
Some love can never be forgotten. If Sand Were Stone follows a remarkable poet as she and her family grapple with her early-onset Alzheimer's disease at the peak of her career. As their world destabilizes and shifts, they must learn how to hold fast to love, against all odds. Loosely based on a true story and inspired by extensive firsthand research on Alzheimer's patients and their families, If Sand Were Stone is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and, most importantly, to fierce love.
It's the morning after Scrooge's spectral visits, and our hero is determined to celebrate Christmas by throwing a party "just like old Fezziwig!" However, he realizes that he has no idea how to go about the thing, and the libations prove particularly puzzling. Summoning Marley back for some additional help, they depart on another trip through time and space — this time with a capella accompaniment — to mix cocktails past, present, and future under the expert tutelage of three Christmas spirits.
Discover the stories behind our most cherished holiday beverages of days gone by, sample cutting-edge cocktails of holidays yet to come — including frozen rosé and red wine made using liquid nitrogen — and learn how to create today's hottest drinks for your very own seasonal celebrations.
Looking for the quintessential New York City brunch experience? You'll find it at New World Stages in The Imbible: Day Drinking, the latest edition of the hit musical comedy series about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more N.Y.C. than combining brunch with a show in the heart of Manhattan's world-famous theater district? Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends.
Note: A complimentary continental bunch and three craft cocktails are included as part of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy brunch and your first drink. Attendees must be 21 or older.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
A story reveals the illusion of one's identity in Derek DelGaudio's modern allegory, In & Of Itself. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. The writer and producers of Nothing to Hide reunite with executive producer Neil Patrick Harris to present this theatrical experience directed by Frank Oz.
In a small Wisconsin town, a tight-knit Punjabi community gathers to celebrate the wedding of a traditional family's only son, just as their strong-willed daughter announces her plans to move away and open a bar. As they come together for feasts filled with singing and dancing, one generation's cherished customs clash with another's modern-day aspirations, and ghosts and pirates from the family's past linger in everyone's thoughts — until a sudden event changes everything. This poignant and smartly funny new play about legacy, life, and longing comes from the fresh voice of Jaclyn Backhaus, who again teams up with her Men on Boats director, Will Davis.
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
Inhibited Bites is a revelatory, darkly comedic performance built from more than a thousand index cards containing thoughts, observations, and reflections jotted down by artist Neil Goldberg over many years. For this return performance at Dixon Place, Goldberg will use the cards as the basis for both an improvised monologue and expansive interviews with special guests around queer themes, whatever that means.
It's London, 1969. The brash young Rupert Murdoch purchases a struggling paper, the Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash that will destroy — and ultimately horrify — the competition. He brings on rogue editor Larry Lamb, who in turn recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters. Together, they will go to any lengths for success, and the race for the most ink is on! Inspired by real events and a recent hit in London's West End, James Graham's electrifying new play comes to Broadway in the exhilarating Almeida Theatre production directed by Rupert Goold.
A politico's daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this interactive live murder mystery game, you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood in the atmosphere of a fun interactive outdoor NYC theater. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other's backs as you encounter the neighborhood's junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops, and mobsters.
The content in the Lombardi Case 1975 is a very realistic look at the underworld on NYC in the mid-1970s. We pride ourselves in being authentic to the reality of the characters we are portraying. With this in mind, we must inform the audience of the experience's "R" rating. If you are uncomfortable with some harsh language and racy content, please try one of our other shows.
Interstate is an Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical about Dash, a transgender spoken word performer and his best friend, Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter. Together, they are Queer Malady, an internet-famous activist band on their first road trip across America. Their political and personal music inspires Henry, a transgender teenage vlogger living in small-town Middle America, to set out on a quest to meet his heroes in person, hoping to find answers to his struggles. Interstate features a book and lyrics by Kit Yan and Melissa Li with music by Li.
Is This A Graveyard? by Enrique Huili is an absurdist comedy that focuses on two brothers as they reunite, reminisce, and rebuild their relationship in a place that can be best described as a void. As the two brothers are forced to dig a hole by an unruly constable, they explore themes of masculinity, poverty, and self-exploration.
Producers John Lant and Cornell Christianson with ICFB Productions are pleased to announce the off-Broadway premiere of It Came From Beyond, a 1950s sci-fi musical comedy with book by writer-producer Christianson, music and lyrics by Stephen M. Schwartz and Norman E. Thalheimer, and direction by Jim Blanchette.
It Came From Beyond tells the story of Harold, a nerdy high school geek whose only chance to save Becky, the popular, beautiful girl that he's in love with, is to find the secret hidden information in a new comic book, It Came From Beyond. In the comic book's parallel storyline, an astronomer seeks the answers to the similarly mysterious clues in order to stop aliens from outer space "blanking" the population of Planet Earth for their evil twisted purposes.
Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey...until they sang their very first note. They had a sound that nobody had ever heard and that the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, offstage it was a very different story — a story that's made them an international sensation all over again. This show features all their hits, including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," and "Working My Way Back to You."
Jim Caruso's Cast Party, a popular weekly event on Monday nights, is now at Birdland!
"No one can be called a true New Yorker until they've been to the Cast Party, which is to Broadway what the Conde-Nast cafeteria is to publishing. Divas and dapper-dans insouciantly sip cocktails while watching each other sing and perform at the open-mic event during Broadway's dark night," says Next Magazine. Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts a combination open-mic, networking event and party in which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Performers are accompanied by Billy Stritch, pianist and musical director for Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour.
Jonathan Larson wrote Rent and Tick, Tick... BOOM!, the former a Broadway game changer and the latter a beloved musical gem. Larson was a brilliant, groundbreaking creator of musical theater who died at 35 — before seeing the worldwide acclaim his work would receive. He was posthumously awarded Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, and his songs have come to be treasured and performed in 25 languages everywhere from Mexico to Japan to Italy, from summer camps to the silver screen to Broadway.
But what about all of Larson's songs we've never heard?
The Jonathan Larson Project is an evening of Jonathan's unheard work. Such as? Songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia. Songs that were cut from Rent and Tick, Tick... BOOM! Songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio. Songs never before publicly performed or recorded. Songs about politics and love and New York City.
Iconic star of stage and screen Judy Garland comes alive when the award-winning and critically acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac steps into her ruby slippers. For decades, Mac, a self-described "male actress," has been performing his seriously fun and loving Judy Garland Live in Concert shows to critical acclaim. He's renowned for his dead-on renditions of Garland standards, as well as for his bringing a nuanced glimpse to her complex personality and inner life. In fact, he was awarded the 2012 Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award by Garland's costars Mickey Rooney and Margaret O'Brien for his respectful, stunningly accurate portrayal. You'll see Mac as Garland reminisce about her storied life, from Hollywood's golden age to her comeback concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Palace and her friendship with JFK. You never know what Hollywood legends will drop by, so settle in for this intimate cabaret concert biography opening at the Producers Club.
Julius Caesar is a marked man. Adoring commoners celebrate his battlefield victories, but those higher up the Roman political ladder worry that his ambition has grown too large. On a stormy night full of alarming sights and ominous portents, Cassius persuades Caesar's friend Brutus to help him with a momentous task: assassinate Caesar for the good of the Republic. But death doesn't stop Caesar, whose spirit haunts the destinies of his friends and enemies, threatening the republican ideal for which they murdered him. Shakespeare's political thriller explores power brokers' strategies — honorable and not — and their unexpected, violent consequences.
This production of Julius Caesar, directed by Shana Cooper, was originally produced at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017.
From Jack Thorne, the Olivier Award-winning writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, comes a thrilling theatrical take on the world's most epic modern myth. Directed and choreographed by Olivier winner Drew McOnie, with an electrifying new score by Marius de Vries (La La Land) and Eddie Perfect (Strictly Ballroom the Musical), King Kong comes alive on Broadway through an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry, and stagecraft. Follow an ambitious young actor and a maverick filmmaker as they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the greatest wonder the world has ever seen. At the center of this 21st-century reimagining: a 2,000-pound, 20-story gorilla and the woman who risks everything to help him. Don't miss this exhilarating, emotional encounter with a legend that's always been too big to contain.
Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents its annual travelling repertory in venues across the city.
King Lear: The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters based on their love for him. Misunderstanding his youngest daughter's refusal to flatter him, he disowns her in favor of her ruthless, manipulative sisters...who promptly strip him of power, wealth, and sanity. Shakespeare's spectacular tragedy pits good against evil as the exiled princess returns to claim the throne.
All's Well That Ends Well: Having restored the King's health with a miraculous potion, Helena requests Count Bertram's hand in marriage in return. But when the arrogant Bertram refuses to marry beneath his class and flees from both King and bride to the nearest war, Shakespeare's courageous heroine must stop at nothing to bring him home. Meanwhile, Bertram's friends hilariously unmask the swashbuckling braggart Parolles.
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award, including the Tony, the Grammy, and London's Olivier Award. Based on true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common — or so they think! Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, the unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.
Featuring 16 original songs by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, this musical is a joyous sensation. There's never been a better time to experience Kinky Boots!
In the constellation of musical comedy masterpieces, Kiss Me, Kate shines as perhaps Cole Porter's most sparkling achievement. The show won the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical and pulses with onstage romance, backstage passion, comedy high and low, a hilarious dash of Shakespeare's Shrew, and the songwriting genius of Porter at his stylish, sexy, sophisticated best, with such songs as "Too Darn Hot," "So in Love," and "Always True to You in My Fashion." Tony winner Kelli O'Hara stars; multi-Tony nominee Scott Ellis directs.
This fundraiser is an evening of songs from the World War Two era. Singing them are well-known and not so well-known theater artists, including Cara Akselrad, John Carlin, and Adam Cohen. Portia hosts, and the Dysfunctional Swingers dance. The event is directed by Jill DeArmon; Robert Cowie provides piano accompaniment. All money raised will go toward production costs for the new play Victory Girls, which is part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity next month.
Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Kristine Mills is proud to announce the official release of her 6th studio recording, BOSSAtoo. Join us for the Official CD release concert with the extraordinary band (Klaus Mueller piano, Itaiguara Brandao bass/guitar, Portinho drums and Kristine Mills vocals/guitar) who recorded the CD!
Twenty years ago, the eyes of the nation were drawn to Laramie, Wyoming, after the hate-crime murder of Matthew Shepard. In the following weeks, the Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded and members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled from New York to Laramie to conduct interviews with the people of the town. These interviews formed the basis of The Laramie Project, which has become one of the most performed contemporary plays in the world. On September 24, 2018, the Matthew Shepard Foundation and Tectonic Theater Project present Laramie: A Legacy, a benefit reading of The Laramie Project to honor the progress made over the last two decades to erase hate.
Performers for the evening include Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother); Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award winner Mary Louise Parker (Weeds); and Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots). They join the original company of The Laramie Project: Stephen Belber, Amanda Gronich, Mercedes Herrero, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Barbara Pitts McAdams, and Kelli Simpkins. Tectonic Theater Project founder and artistic director Moisés Kaufman directs.
A visceral exploration of the evolution of love through the words of William Shakespeare.
As primordial man and woman face unity's final threshold, they must face their scars, betrayals, and vulnerabilities through a matrix of Shakespeare's wit and words. Trapped in a circle of salt, both are victims as well as predators, facing lifetimes of trauma in order to move forward and become free of lifetimes of hurt.
Laugh and a Draft is a free stand-up comedy show featuring talented up and coming comedians hosted, produced, and booked by Jared Wilder at Flannery's Bar.
Laugh and a Draft is a comedy-variety show produced and hosted by Jared Wilder through SomethinWilder Productions featuring the best up and coming talent in New York.
Laura Bush is an enigma wrapped in another enigma. She's shy, beautiful, bookish, and in 1963, she blew through a stop sign and killed a guy. It was probably just an accident. Or maybe, just maybe…it was murder. Join Mrs. Bush for this hilarious and heartfelt evening of real-life reminiscences: of her childhood in Texas (all lies!), of her marriage to George W. Bush (a sham!), and of their rapid ascent to the very pinnacle of world power (an abomination!). Don't miss this highly anticipated new work, which shines a light (headlights!) on the intersection of fact and fiction, a topic more timely than ever — as the memories fade, and the Bushes are starting to look like, well, maybe they weren't so bad after all.
Australian music collective ali & the thieves tour their critically acclaimed narrative concert, Leonard Cohen Koans, in the USA & Canada this summer. Reaching New York City on Sunday, July 1 at the Duplex, Ali Hughes sings lead vocals, supported by music director Daryl Wallis, Adam Armstrong (bass), and Greg Joseph (drums).
Hughes, renowned for her dynamic, passionate and sensuous voice, winds through a thoughtfully curated collection of Cohen's poetry, prose, and song. As well as lesser-known gems like "The Guests" and "The Butcher," you will hear Cohen favorites — the moving "If It Be Your Will," the magnificent "Chelsea Hotel #2," and the undeniable masterpiece "Suzanne."
Musically directed by composer Daryl Wallis, winner of the prestigious Australian arts industry Green Room Award, Leonard Cohen Koans moves from ethereal to full throttle in a heartbeat. Inspiring, passionate, intimate, and sincere, it's chance to savor the creative spirit with which Cohen so exquisitely courted the world.
With a soaring score and humorously heartfelt lyrics, A Letter to Harvey Milk is a tale of friendship that explores the grip of the past and the hard-won acceptance set in motion by unexpected people.
San Francisco. 1986. When Harry, an amiable but intensely lonely retired kosher butcher and widower, decides on impulse to take a writing class at the local senior center, he forms an unexpected alliance with Barbara, a young lesbian writing teacher.
Harry fulfills a writing assignment to compose a letter to someone from his past who's dead. He writes not to his late wife, Frannie, but to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay political leader in California. Barbara is stunned. Harry's letter evokes life-changing revelations and helps to forge an unlikely bond, one that neither could have foreseen. This inspiring new musical reminds audience members to show their gratitude now to those around them — before it's too late.
Life Among the Aryans, by Ishmael Reed, is a political satire that envisions a future when the downtrodden of the alt-right realize they'd be better off black. The play imagines an America when the political pendulum has swung way back. Now the president is Jewish and the head of the FBI is a black woman, presenting such a nightmare to the far right that they now miss the president they called the Muslim King. The government has enacted reparations to black Americans for the unpaid labor of their ancestors. This inspires envy and desperation among impecunious members of the alt-right. But it also inspires them to a new, uproarious strategy of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." The play offers us a cunning satire of white class consciousness.
Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale star in The Lifespan of a Fact, a world-premiere Broadway play. Based on the book by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal, the work has been adapted for the stage by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell. Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman directs.
Jim Fingal (Radcliffe) has a small job: fact-checking articles for one of the best magazines in the country. Jim's boss (Jones) has given him a big assignment: applying his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author John D'Agata (Cannavale). Now Jim has a huge problem: John made up some of his article. Well, a lot of his article. OK, actually, maybe the majority of it? What starts professional quickly becomes profane as one question rises to the surface: Can Jim ever just shut the fact up?
The Lifespan of a Fact is based on the stirring true story of John D'Agata's essay "What Happens There," about the Las Vegas suicide of teenager Levi Presley. Fingal, assigned to fact-check the piece, ignited a seven-year debate on the blurred lines of what passes for truth in literary nonfiction.
Not every marriage proposal goes as planned. Loy A. Webb's The Light introduces us to Rashad and Genesis on what should be one of the happiest days of their lives, but their joy quickly unravels when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface in this gripping, two-character drama. Can their relationship survive the growing divide between them over who — and what — to believe?
Directed by Logan Vaughn in its New York premiere, The Light is a reckoning that unfolds in real time and peels away the layers of truth, doubt, pain, and ultimately the power of love.
Based on the 1994 Disney film, The Lion King continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. With a powerful score by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, The Lion King amazes with astounding stage wizardry from visionary director Julie Taymor. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna. Experience the stunning visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon — one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life onstage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, The Lion King has found its way into the hearts of millions.
Little Rock tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city's formerly segregated central high school, three years after the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision declared that separating students by race was unconstitutional. What began as their quest for a better education soon became a national crisis, igniting the passions of a divided country and sparking a historic fight for justice in the Jim Crow south. On the cusp of the civil rights movement, a changing world watched as these nine children from Arkansas battled for their rights, armed with only a book and pencil. At once harrowing and hopeful, Little Rock brings to life the Nine's untold personal stories of challenge and resilience, conjuring memories of America not so long ago. From writer and director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, this moving play honors the bravery of these young heroes and asks audiences, "Would you have had the courage?"
Created by the New York City-based comedy troupe Eight Is Never Enough, LMAO is an interactive show combining improv, sketch, music, and (why not?) magic. Every Saturday night, special guest artists enrich the mix.
This world premiere play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Orange Is the New Black) stars Emmy Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Fully Committed, Modern Family). Tony and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon directs.
Log Cabin takes place in a faraway age of hope and inclusivity — in other words, 2015. When a tight-knit circle of married gays and lesbians — comfy in the new mainstream — see themselves through the eyes of their rakish transgender pal, it's clear that the march toward progress is anything but unified. With stinging satire and acute compassion, Harrison's pointed comedy charts the breakdown of empathy that happens when we think our rights are secure, revealing hardened hearts where you'd least expect.
The world-premiere musical Lonesome Blues is the true story of the legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson: born blind but ultimately able to express his deepest emotions through music. Discovered on a street corner in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas, Texas, in 1925, Jefferson made more than 80 records over the next four years, becoming one the most prolific and influential performers of his generation and propelling the growth of rhythm and blues, soul, doo-wop, rap, and hip-hop. Building on the success of their earlier musical Blind Lemon Blues, Alan Govenar and Akiń Babatundé have used new research to probe deeper into the life and psyche of Blind Lemon Jefferson. In Lonesome Blues, Babatundé plays more than 10 different roles, channeling the spirits of men and women alike, in a journey that is at once evocative, troubling, and transformative. Songs and monologues bring to life the voice of Blind Lemon Jefferson, his community, and his musical contemporaries, including Blind Willie Johnson, Lillian Glinn, Hattie Hudson, Bobbie Cadillac, and Lead Belly — all coming together in Jefferson's mind on the day of his death in Chicago: December 19, 1929.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such works as Time Stands Still and Dinner With Friends returns to Manhattan Theatre Club with a funny, unsettling, and ultimately moving play about the limits of compassion and filial obligation. When troubled Billy appears out of the blue in his estranged brother David's Wall Street office, he soon tries to re-insert himself into the comfortable life David has built with his philanthropist wife and college-age son. But what does Billy really want? Can he be trusted? And how much can family bonds smooth over past rifts? Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof) directs this riveting new work from one of today's sharpest observers of modern life, Donald Margulies.
After getting bludgeoned by a lesbian at a bar, Lucian wakes up in a 1940s speakeasy and gets the literal gay ripped out of him. A reborn Lucian must navigate the consequences of his newfound straightness in a world that's only known him as a leading figure of the alt-right gay movement.
Drag queens serve up dinner, outrageousness, and a show at Lucky Cheng's Restaurant. The show features comedy, karaoke, and — embrace yourself — interactive cabaret. The cross-dressed staff are anything but a drag; they enhance the fun as your bartenders, waitresses, and performers. After 19 years in downtown Manhattan, this dinner show transferred in 2012 to the Times Square area, where the shenanigans continue today.
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents an all-new celebration of Chinese culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The festive, family-friendly event will showcase thrilling choreography inspired by shadow puppetry, Peking Opera performers in dazzling costumes, live music performed by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, and a traditional Chinese marketplace.
A Gangs of New York-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area.
In a city with millions of things to see and do, there is only one place where every day over 220 world-famous celebrities provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Become a star at Madame Tussauds New York with over 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square. Gossip with Hollywood's hottest celebrities, give an earful to world leaders, or take your photo with historical icons. Get up close with Justin Bieber, Diddy, Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, and so many more.
NEW this year is Marvel Super Heroes 4D! Step inside the top secret command center to unlock your powers alongside the Hulk, Spider-Man and more. Pass their tests and advance to the thrilling finale, the Marvel Superheroes Cinema 4D Experience. Don't miss this all new interactive adventure!
The NoMad, in collaboration with theory11, presents The Magician, an intimate evening of magic, mystery, and deception, starring Dan White.
Dan White is a magician, creator, consultant, and performer. Over the past 20 years, he's created magic on stage and screen around the world. Most recently, Dan was featured on the Discovery Channel special The Supernaturalist and White Magic on the Travel Channel. In 2014, Dan served as a creative consultant to Kanye West, collaborating on iconic, magic visuals for the YEEZUS tour. Prior to that, Dan consulted on-site in Las Vegas with legendary illusionist David Copperfield. Dan is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Maid's Tragedy is a Jacobean revenge drama that centers on the hero Melantius, who must challenge the monarchy and reclaim his family's honor after despicable conduct by the king. Traditionally portrayed as a male soldier returning home from war, Melantius discovers the king has arranged a marriage between his social-climbing sister, Evadne, and his best friend, Amintor — a power move to protect the king's personal interests that also destroys Amintor's engagement to his longtime love, Aspatia. This production reimagines the tragedy as a story of two sisters in present-day Hollywood — a now-female Melantius who's a film producer and Evadne, now an actor — whose different attitudes about sex, fame, and honor collide in the wake of their studio-king's misconduct. Careers are jeopardized and lives are threatened as everyone contends with one question: When the person with the most power robs you of yours, how far will you go to get it back?
If you looked back on 11 moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives audiences a haunting portrait of a complex woman, demonstrating how a series of forgotten moments can add up to one memorable life.
Mean Girls is now a ferociously funny new musical from director Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin), composer Jeff Richmond (30 Rock), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), and book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock).
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls gets to the hilarious heart of what it means to be a true friend, a worthy nemesis, and above all, a human being.
This dynamic rock musical follows a group of first-year medical students as they grapple with their lives, loves, and the rigors of their education. Join the class!
"Look to your left. Look to your right. One of you won't be here to graduate"
Mediocrity: A Sophomore Effort is a live, unholy mash-up of equal parts TED Talk, stand-up, and music loops from humorist Brendan Hughes. If Radiolab and Flight of the Conchords had a baby that was delivered by Eddie Izzard at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, the home video of that childbirth procedure would be not unlike this show.
Mediocrity will be a live taping of what will become Hughes's second concert album, following 2014's The Pizzicato Effect, which was recorded at Ars Nova in 2012 and is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Since 2008, Hughes has delivered experimental comic lectures on gigantic themes in an ongoing attempt to double-click on the universe, by offering ontological equipment to fellow 21st-century travelers for their hazardous journey through the post-everything age.
Each week, the Magnet Theater's resident ensembles converge for a night of improv comedy. The night might include anything from monoscenes to Harolds (long-form improv acts that begin with a suggestion from the audience). Because Megawatt's format gets changed more frequently than a lightbulb, returning audience members can expect to be dazzled every time.
This audacious musical about a trio of friends in showbiz who fall apart and come together over two decades emerges as newly personal and passionate in this revival from Fiasco Theater. The ensemble brings to life a reimagination of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's creation in an emotionally rich production that confronts the pains and pleasures of fame, fortune, and old friends.
Dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," this multi-platinum-selling entertainer brings his impeccable interpretative skills to some of the greatest tunes of the 20th century with his Sinatra Centennial Celebration, an intimate evening celebrating the anniversary of the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra.
This production imagines New Yorkers — the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders — as the magical spirits of this beloved Shakespeare comedy. The show is a celebration of the energy, danger, uniqueness, and soul of the place that we call home and its potential to evoke in all of us a wondrous transformation. A Midsummer Night's Dream dares to show us extraordinary magic and everyday miracles hidden in plain sight.
Note: Seating for this free show is limited. First come, first served.
In 2008, Nathan Lane introduced New York City theatergoers to Mike Birbiglia by presenting Birbiglia's solo theater debut, Sleepwalk With Me, which went on to be adapted into a New York Times bestselling book and a Sundance-award-winning feature film of the same name. Now The New One, a new comedy written and performed by Birbiglia, plays the Cherry Lane Theatre. Seth Barrish (Thank God for Jokes) directs; set design is by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (On The Town).
Steve Cohen, "The Millionaires' Magician," is proud to present the world's most exclusive magic show, Miracles at Midnight.
Held once a month at midnight in New York City's famed Waldorf Towers, the show seats twenty guests only.
You will experience Cohen's one-of-a-kind miracles up close, and will be inches away from the magic. Indeed, some of the magic will take place in your own hands and inside your own mind.
Watch as Cohen will:
· Perform unique sleight of hand and mind reading · Move objects without touching them. · Tap into the thoughts of audience members he has never met before.
In Miracles at Midnight, Cohen combines favorites from his long-running show, Chamber Magic, along with a dozen miracles that have previously been reserved for his private performances.
Witness some of the wonders he has personally performed for Warren Buffett, Barry Diller, David Rockefeller, Michael Bloomberg, Jack Welch, Martha Stewart, Stephen Sondheim, the Queen of Morocco, and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
The result will be a night you'll talk about and remember for years.
Cocktail attire required.
MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro returns to the Public Theater with the New York premiere of his stirring drama about love, immigration, and sacrifice, inspired by the ancient Greek story of Medea. Directed by Chay Yew (Oedipus El Rey), his play combines ancient storytelling with the most pressing issues facing our country today. Mojada follows a young Mexican mother who gives up everything to bring her son to America, only to find America demands even more.
Spanning 1915 to 1919 and set against the backdrop of Italian immigration in Boston's North End, Molasses in January is a charming historical musical that tells the story of Anna, a single mother doing her best to raise her children in a world caught up in the turmoil of World War One. As rumors grow about the construction of an enormous molasses tank that will be used to make liquor and gunpowder for the war, so do hopes for prosperity. But on an unusually warm January day, the tank suddenly bursts. Two million gallons of molasses come pouring down around Anna, and her family discovers that life can change in a moment. The music of Molasses in January is performed in the traditional style of the Great American Song Book, similar to Fiddler on the Roof and Gypsy.
Magical Nights Inc. presents New York's longest running magic series, Monday Night Magic. Every show features a minimum of six internationally renowned magicians performing in an intimate theatrical setting. The fun continues during intermission as sleight-of-hand close-up magicians mingle with the audience. Monday Night Magic performers have been featured on numerous television shows, including ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, NBC's Today Show and most recently on The Wall Street Journal Report. Visit www.mondaynightmagic.com for more information on upcoming performers.
In Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, the struggle is real for Olga, Masha, and Irina — siblings who are not super-thrilled to be stuck in rural Russia circa 1900. In Halley Feiffer's contemporary reimagining of Chekhov's Three Sisters, we follow the joys and heartbreaks of one lovably dysfunctional family over the course of several pivotal years in a world that proves to be eerily similar to the one we live in today. Directed by Trip Cullman, this new black comedy tackles the absurdity of the privileged class and the power of love in a fresh twist on a classic tale that reveals itself to be far more relevant, than like, ever before.
Can a mother love her son too much? Anne has given everything to the family she's built. Now the years have gone by and her children have grown up and have lives and loves of their own, leaving her alone in a world that is crumbling around her.
Starring Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert (Elle), The Mother is a captivating and disquieting new play about a woman grasping for stability. Written by acclaimed French writer Florian Zeller (The Father) and translated by Christopher Hampton (Atonement), The Mother will leave you questioning the very nature of reality in its U.S. premiere.
Multi-Academy Award nominee and multi-Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Glenn Close (Sunset Boulevard) returns in a breathtaking new play by Emmy winner Jane Anderson (Olive Kitteridge).
Mother of the Maid tells the story of Joan of Arc's mother (Close), a sensible, hardworking, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. This riveting play is an epic tale told through an unexpected and remarkable perspective. Emmy nominee Matthew Penn (The Sopranos) directs this deeply moving drama about the glories and challenges of raising an exceptional child.
Ever dream of making a movie? Now you can as you team up with the Exuberant Theatre Company for The Movies —Improvised!<b/> No need for a huge cast and crew or shiny special effects; all this classic-in-the-making needs is your hilarious suggestions! The troupe of improv experts will then take your off-the-wall ideas and somehow make them into an original blockbuster — totally in the moment. Plus, if you're celebrating a special occasion, you can even score a cameo! Don't miss this fun send-up of Hollywood at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York City's Theater District.
A series of new choreography that features all male dancers. Curated by Doug Post.
Mummenschanz, the Musicians of Silence, brings its brand-new show, You & Me, to New York City on July 4 for three weeks only.
For over four decades, Mummenschanz has inspired audiences around the world with wordless but poetic art. The "stories" the troupe tells have no sound or music, yet their language is universal.
The mob just made a hit, but everyone will live to talk about it. And talking they are because when the "boys" get together, it's a scream! Join this interactive show for a private audience with the Don; maybe he'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Mingle with mobsters and molls, meet the new "Boss of Bosses," break bread and heads with wiseguys and Mafia princesses. Sure, you'll be ducking bullets over Broadway, but that won't stop the fun! Eat, drink, dance, and be merry. You might just die laughing!
This two and a half hour comedy mystery includes a three-course sit-down dinner and dancing. Audience members even have the chance to solve the case and win prizes. Seven prizes are awarded at every performance and include "Academy Awards" for the best actor and actress in the audience.
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world.
In the past seven years, the Museum of Sex has generated 14 exhibitions and 5 virtual installations, each in keeping with the Museum's mission of advocating open discourse surrounding sex and sexuality as well as striving to present to the public the best in current scholarship unhindered by self-censorship. With each new exhibition, lecture series, event and publication, the Museum of Sex is committed to addressing a wide range of topics, while simultaneously highlighting material and artifacts from different continents, cultures, time periods and media.
The Museum's permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts is comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Additionally, the museum houses both a research library as well as an extensive multimedia library, which includes 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, BETA, VHS and DVDs. From fine art to historical ephemera to film, the Museum of Sex preserves an ever-growing collection of sexually related objects that would otherwise be destroyed and discarded due to their sexual content.
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Musical Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with a completely improvised musical. No two shows are the same; come see what your favorites are up to this week!
Winner of a 2018 Tony Award!
One of the most beloved musicals of all time, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady returns to Broadway in a lavish new production from Lincoln Center Theater, the theater that brought audiences Tony Award-winning productions of South Pacific and The King and I. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the stellar cast — led by Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, and Diana Rigg — tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor determined to transform her into his idea of a "proper lady." But who is really being transformed? The musical's classic score features "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?", and "On the Street Where You Live." Its original 1956 production won six Tonys, including Best Musical.
War has returned to Europe and the Middle East, Paris has been bombed, a flood of refugees surges westward, and Trump puts a ban on immigrants. Through the lens of recent events, My Marlene hits home, now more than ever. The play is an immersive and confessional theater experience in which the audience is transformed into the battle-hardened soldiers that Marlene Dietrich entertained during the closing years of World World II.
Naked Boys Singing! consists of six adult males doing what the title declares. Whether exposing the anxiety of a high school locker room or revealing the joys of performing nude, the uninhibited singing of these "boys" celebrates the male anatomy with wit and explicitness. And not only do they perform in the buff; many are buff themselves. Each member of the cast performs a solo tune as well as in ensemble pieces. Get excited: Every penile synonym known to man is referenced in this show.
By the author of the rollicking, award-winning Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, The Nap is a funny look at the world of snooker — the British version of pool. Dylan Spokes, a fast-rising young star, arrives for a championship tournament only to be confronted by authorities warning him of the repercussions of match fixing. Before he knows it, Dylan's forced into underhanded dealings with a cast of wildly colorful characters who include his ex-convict dad, saucy mum, quick-tongued manager, and a renowned gangster to boot. The Nap is a fast-paced comedy thriller with an exciting twist: The tournament unfolds live onstage. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan directs.
Dive into an ocean of fun at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, the new immersive entertainment adventure in the heart of Times Square.
Instead of taking animals out of their homes, Encounter's groundbreaking technology transports you to theirs as your friends and family take an unforgettable walk-through journey across the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, you'll explore a luminous coral reef at night, swim through a kelp forest maze, play with mischievous sea lions, escape a magnificent 3-D feeding frenzy, and much more.
You'll then become an Ocean Hero in Exploration Hall, where you'll hear breathtaking stories from National Geographic explorers, play ocean gaming challenges, and take a pledge to support our natural wonders in everyday life.
Fathoms of fun await you at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, the perfect experience before or after your Broadway show!
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theater to cinemas in the UK and internationally. The initiative launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre starring Helen Mirren. Since then, broadcasts have included Danny Boyle's Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller; War Horse; Man and Superman with Ralph Fiennes; and Everyman with Chiwetel Ejiofor. Each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theater, with cameras carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the "best seat in the house" view.
For information about upcoming broadcasts, click here.
A modern musical comedy with a psychiatric twist, Neurosis is a story about finding happiness, falling in love, and dealing with that little voice in your head along the way. The show features Jennifer Blood (Matilda) as "Abby," multi-Tony Award nominee Joel Blum (Show Boat) as "Kenny," Brennan Caldwell (Baghdaddy) as "Neurosis," Susan J. Jacks (Ionescopade) as "Geri," Lacretta (Disaster!) as "Samantha," Alex Lewis (Dexter) as "Frank," and Morgan Weed (American Psycho) as "Neurosalina."
New York Broadway Tours, combining the rich history of New York's musical theatre scene with real New York actors who are also professional licensed tour guides!
New York Broadway Tours is a unique experience! These gifted actors, singers, dancers have a passion for sharing their love of the stage and the city with you! Think of the tour as the equivalent to an interactive walking, talking, singing Broadway show where YOU get the chance to be a STAR!
It's great for kids of all ages and definitely a Broadway show you will never forget.
Can you tell the difference between a secret and a lie? Five stellar storytellers, four true though unbelievable tales about New York City history, and one giant lie. The audience then has to separate fact from fiction in the hopes of winning a huge, fantastic prize — a tour of a secret place in New York City.
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theater. In 2013, NYMF received a Drama Desk Award for its efforts. This year's festival features everything from a Spider-Man parody to a musical dealing with early-onset Alzheimer's. For a full list of 2018 NYMF shows, click the link below.
Love movies? Love the people who love them too? You'll find plenty of both at The New York Times Film Club. The club offers members tickets to their choice of 12 new preview screenings from among dozens presented annually.
Enjoy the Ride TM-With a guide! The only harbor cruise that lets you hop off, explore, then hop on again! Take an express trip from West 44th St. to Battery Park, then to South Street Seaport and across the East River to Brooklyn's DUMBO Fulton Ferry Landing-then back up to West 44th St.! Get amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge and visit New York's bustling waterfront neighborhoods along our guided tour! Additionally you can package your Hop-On/Hop-Off cruise with a visit to the national September 11 Memorial. As the select transportation partner of the 9/11 Memorial, free Memorial Visitor passes are offered with the purchase of a select Hop-On/Hop-Off Combo ticket. The timed visitor passes allow passengers to plan their visit to the 9/11 Memorial at a select time that coordinates with a designated boat departure. *Good for up to 4 people
NEWSical the Musical lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. No one in the news is safe! With songs and material updated regularly, this topical musical revue is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof!
In 2010 NEWSical received two Drama Desk Award nominations: one for for Outstanding Musical Revue and one for Outstanding Lyrics. The lyrics were written by Rick Crom, who also composed the music.
At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They're both liberal. They're both women. They're both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they're in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen — and facing stunning implications that can't be undone. Written with truth and humor by Eleanor Burgess, this resonant work is directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced).
In the not-so-sunny side of California, Alix bounces between motel rooms taking care of her brothers for her mostly absent mother. Her classmate Mason is a budding songwriter trying to keep off the radar of his father in Hong Kong. Together, they must learn to scrape by without giving up their dreams. The New York premiere of Nomad Motel, written by Carla Ching, is a surprising tale of kids raising themselves and making something out of nothing in the land of plenty.
Not for Resale is a play that explores queer identities, queer communities, and the implications of queerness in socially constructed spaces.
A high-spirited, comedic, at times irreverent, and other times vulnerable music-filled production that examines queerness as a place of personal and cultural innovation. And, like any place of innovation and experimentation that has strong aesthetics at work, there is the ever-present danger for appropriation and commodification by capitalist, patriarchal systems. With any visibility comes the danger of this commodification, and the play wrestles with identities being marketed and examines "what is being sold." It suggests that, potentially, queerness may only successfully exist outside of capitalist structures and asks us to consider if it can operate within them. It was devised by queer-identifying performers and drama therapists in NYU's As Performance research series and written by actor and playwright Jess Barbagallo and directed by Alexis Powell.
The musical nightclub phenomenon NYC Dueling Pianos is proud to announce its triumphant return to Times Square. Having played to sold-out crowds across the country, the critically-acclaimed interactive concert is preparing to come back to it's original location at the HA! Comedy Club.
You want A-list laughs on a D-list budget? Then come to the Broadway Comedy Club! You can enjoy shows every night in an intimate setting with great food and drinks. The lineup of comedians includes the hottest TV headliners from Comedy Central and late-night television as well as New York City's rising stars — this is your chance to see them before they make it big! Plus, if you're from out of town, you'll have a real NYC story to tell your friends back home.
Past headliners include...
Josh Spear (Last Comic Standing; Late Night With Conan O'Brien)
Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents)
Aaron Haber (Comedy Central's The Watch List; Friars' Club)
Shannon Sutherland (Maxim Radio)
Rob O'Reilly (The Tonight Show; Live at Gotham)
Dean Obeidallah (Comedy Central's Axis of Evil)
Dave Konig (HBO)
NYC10 is a unique dance show that provides performance opportunities to 10 emerging dance companies to showcase their work and additionally receive feedback, reviews, and free media content. It is a free dance platform for development and expansion of unique repertoires. NYC10 Dance Initiative is a part of NYC Dance Week Festival 2018.
Multi-Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is the author of the world premiere musical Octet, directed by Annie Tippe (Ghost Quartet).
Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, Octet explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st century technology.
Cowboy Curly and farm girl Laurey are taking their sweet time falling in love. Can these stubborn romantics admit their feelings before it's too late? Passion and laughter blossom in a land where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain. The legendary score — including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top," and the rousing title tune — is by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics). This production, reimagined by Daniel Fish, brings audiences and artists together under the vast canopy of St. Ann's Warehouse and makes the classic musical feel fresh and revelatory — as though it were written for today's America.
Daisy Gamble is a woman of extrasensory talents — she sings and flowers bloom, and she always knows where you've placed your keys — but it's her smoking habit that leads her to Dr. Mark Bruckner, a psychiatrist who attempts to hypnotize her addiction away. In Daisy, Dr. Bruckner discovers the case — and perhaps the love — of his life as he unlocks her past self, an 18th-century British aristocrat named Melinda Welles. Mark becomes increasingly enamored of Melinda as he watches her relive her great love affair with Edward Moncrief. All is going well until Mark decides to publish his findings, and Daisy realizes she's been unwittingly along for the ride!
This 1965 musical by Burton Lane (composer) and Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) has one of Broadway's most beautiful scores, including the songs "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?" and the title number. The Irish Rep production of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever stars Tony Award nominee Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star), John Cudia (The Phantom of the Opera), and Tony nominee Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow). Charlotte Moore has adapted the original and directs.
Take a city tour with On Location Tours, a one-of-a-kind company that takes you past the doorsteps of your favorite television and movie characters and real-life celebrities. Straddle fiction and reality while you shop, eat, drink, and dance at the sites you've seen on both the big and small screens!
All tours are led by local actors and actresses - so come prepared to sing along to your favorite theme songs and answer trivia questions!
Bus tours offered include: New York TV and Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hotspots, Sopranos Sites, and Gossip Girl Sites. Walking tours offered include: Central Park Movie Sites
What do you get when you combine some of the best vocalists in New York with world-class improvisers? You get a brand new type of show, where a new musical is created each night...On the Spot.
Set in Blackpool, England, 1953, not long after Queen Elizabeth's coronation, this real-life story is packed with gritty Northern comedy coupled with a heartbreaking emotional punch. Yorkshire miners Eddy and Tommy head to Blackpool with most of their town for the annual Pit Close Wakes holiday. However, Eddy had almost missed the bus and turns up with no suitcase. Now the lads have checked into the surprisingly empty Withering Heights on Sea guesthouse, run by the caustic and alarmingly odd Gladys, her rebellious and very flirty daughter Maureen, and the infamous Red Ethel, ex-communist stripper show girl. Upstairs, Mr. Elbridge is trying to muster the courage to unleash any of his three female alter egos and walk the fabled transvestite walk from north to south pier as a woman. As events unfold, six lives will be changed forever, and as Eddy reveals a shocking truth, it will lead to a lifetime of activism: the fight for equality and freedom for the LGBT community.
Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical!
The sweeping theatrical power of Once on This Island comes through in the universal tale of Ti Moune (2018 Tony Award nominee Hailey Kilgore), a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods (played by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Glee's Alex Newell, American Idol's Tamyra Gray, and Cats's Quentin Earl Darrington), Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
The groundbreaking vision of multi-Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown (NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live) has resulted in a world where the timeless power of theater brings people together, moves our hearts, and helps us weather the storm. With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once on This Island is a testament to theater's unlimited possibilities.
In Joyce Miller's Orientation or the Handmaid's Dianetics Ofhubbard lives an ethical life just trying to do the greatest good for the greatest number, until true love forces her to reconsider whether life outside the cult is any better than her simple existence as an immortal spiritual being.
Multi-Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in The Originalist. When a bright, liberal Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation's highest court?
Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson returns to the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park series to direct a sumptuous new production of Othello. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this tragedy about a noble black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by one of theater's most infamous villains remains urgent and relevant today. Shakespeare's initially lush, romantic vision gives way to a violent tangle of love, jealousy, race, and revenge.
"Everyone deserves to be heard."
A unique immersive-interactive experience in a bar setting, Overheard at Joe's is completely different each night. The experience combines live music, engaging conversation, drink specials, and a distinctive style of interactive theater in a friendly barroom atmosphere.
"Showbiz Spitfire" Paige Turner, the drag darling of NYC and star of Shade: Queens of NYC (on the Fusion Network), will present her all-live one-woman show Drag Me to the Top!, Pride Edition.
Back by popular demand, this show returns to the Beechman after its sold-out run this past winter.
The show features the unvarnished truth of this drag superstar as she climbed her way to the top in a world filled with bottoms. Drag Me to the Top! is an hysterical evening of live singing, outrageous comedy, videos, and over-the-top parodies. Featuring all-live songs from Frozen, One Direction, Burlesque, Hamilton, and many more. Paige declares, "Get ready to ride on a rainbow as this tawdry blonde bombshell takes you into a phantasmagorical world of mayhem and foolishness!"
In Pass Over, Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner — talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that a miracle will come. A provocative mash-up of Waiting for Godot and the Book of Exodus, Pass Over exposes the unquestionable human spirit of young black men who dream about a promised land they've yet to find.
The Pattern at Pendarvis by Dean Gray — adapted and fictionalized from interviews conducted by Will Fellows as part of the research for his book A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture — is the story of a man in his nineties who did pioneering work in historical preservation in a small Midwestern town and deals with contemporary gay identity issues in conversation with a man who spent his life in the closet.
The Peculiar Patriot confronts the complex and critical issue of mass incarceration. With more than 2.5 million people behind bars, America is the world's leading prison superpower. The Peculiar Patriot examines the human impact and inhuman machinery of the prison-industrial complex and shines a glaring light on the racial disparities that feed the draconian system. The play follows protagonist Betsy LaQuanda Ross, a self-proclaimed peculiar patriot, as she makes regular visits to penitentiaries to boost the morale of her incarcerated friends and family, navigating love between barbed wire. As she shares neighborhood updates and gossip and reminisces about family, Betsy delivers a shrewd indictment of the criminal justice system in her own authentic and inimitable style, with a heavy dose of humor to boot.
Based on the real-life events of Operación Pedro Pan, this musical follows a boy sent to the US to escape the growing dangers of postrevolutionary Cuba. To survive, Pedro must learn a new language and a new culture — all the while hoping to be reunited with his parents. With a score featuring the percussive rhythms of Havana and 1960s New York soul, Pedro Pan, with a book by Rebecca Aparicio and music and lyrics by Stephen Anthony Elkins, examines what it means to be a displaced immigrant in America.
Perfect Crime is a thriller about three psychiatrists, a detective, a crazy patient, and at least one dead body. A man is murdered...or is he? Did his wife kill him? The detective investigating the case thinks so — until he starts to fall in love with her and the husband mysteriously reappears. The plot includes Gone Girlish and Agatha Christiesque twists and turns. Audiences member don't have to navigate them all by themselves, though. There's an "answer key" for people to review after the show if they're still trying to figure out what happened and how.
In Daniel McCoy's Perfect Teeth, Kyle and Dylan hooked up several months ago after a few too many drinks. Now they're meeting for the first time since that night, and an unexpected accusation pits both men against each other in a struggle for dignity, status, and control. As the two men find themselves unable, or unwilling, to escape each other's orbits, they are forced to decide if what happened in the past really matters when the present stakes are high enough.
Person[ing]: A multimedia, experimental variety piece that blurs narrative & non-narrative, reality & fantasy, land & sea
Dance Like No One Likes You: A solo detailing the plight of a freelance dancer lost in the gig economy
Eastern Body Diary: An "Asian" person DYING to be seen as a person, not an Asian.
Jenny is in love with Peanut, her cat. Naturally, then, Taylor, her husband, leaves. Now, Jenny wants Taylor back...only he's found someone else: Porkie, his new dog. What's Jenny to do? Hilarious and heartfelt, The Pet Play is about obsessive pet owners and the search for unconditional love.
Peter, Who? tells the story of a nerdy high school senior named Peter who wants to be special, wants to stop being invisible to other students, and wants to maybe even talk to the girl sitting behind him in chemistry. But after he's bitten by a radioactive spider at a science expo, he learns how hard being "special" can be.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
This mega-musical classic is the longest-running show in Broadway history. Indeed, it is entirely likely that there are cast members currently in the show who were born after The Phantom of the Opera's opening night on Broadway in 1988. Based on Gaston Leroux's 1909 novel, Phantom centers on the hideously deformed "phantom" who lurks beneath the Paris Opera and on the object of his obsession, the young soprano Christine, whom he is determined to make a star and thereby win her affections. With a timeless score and a design that reinvented the stage spectacular forever, Phantom is a must-see on Broadway.
The show has something for everyone but will be especially enjoyed by devotees of the mega-musicals of the 1980s and '90s. If you love Les Misérables, Cats, or Miss Saigon, you'll love Phantom too. It has also become very popular with non-English speaking tourists who can enjoy the melodic score and breathtaking set as they follow the action onstage.
Winner of a 2017 Tony Award!
The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway's funniest and longest-running play! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), the accident-prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
Love at first sight, blind dates, late night hook-ups, and ugly break-ups (among other dramas of dating life in NYC) unfold in this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience comprised of short plays about love and relationships set throughout Fat Baby's three levels. The production encourages audience members to interact with characters, grab drinks, and commiserate with other patrons as they choose what to watch and which stories to follow.
The Play/Date experience begins the moment tickets are reserved. Audience members can log on to their social media accounts (from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram) to friend and follow the characters they will meet upon arriving at Fat Baby. The relationships of their new "friends" explode when they meet this motley crew of soul mates, missed connections, and everyone in between (including the bartenders and cocktail waitresses uniting them all). With a guest DJ providing a score, Play/Date creates an electrifying mash-up of live performance, digital communication, and New York nightlife.
The show focuses on risk-taking onstage as both performer and observer explore the common experiences of envy, pain, and shame through a queer lens. As a group of queer artists in a time of severe cultural and political division, we long for self-expression in the face of societal pressures to be "normal." The show aims to answer the question: How far can we take that expression without alienating the very people we need to lift us up? Is simply being a queer person in 2018 an act of rebellion — and if it is, how can we do that while remaining unified with everyone else around us?
The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) is a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays themed around the question, "What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?" The results are being presented in different formats by a network of theaters between January 2017 and June 2018. These performances, staged readings, and community forums create an artistic and cultural dialogue centered around varying American and European understandings of privacy.
Note: Performance dates and locations vary. For more information, visit the Goethe-Institut website (URL below).
The year is 2006, and there's been a big shake-up in the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet!
When news of its demotion reaches the small planetoid, Pluto leaves the solar system on a cosmic journey, meeting groovy satellites, fun-loving gas giants, and a galaxy of other celestial oddballs on its quest to become a planet again.
Chris Mann and Emily Duncan's Pluto Is Missing! is a family-friendly space comedy that blends music, puppets, and fantasy with real science and space exploration history. You'll leave the theater with your head full of catchy songs and astronomical knowledge!
It's 1976. Straitlaced rookie cop Jimmy Johnson is out to avenge his brother's death. With a disgraced renegade as his sidekick, he begins to unearth the soiled secrets of the case. Police Cops is a cinematic joyride, speeding down Adventure Avenue in a souped-up squad car!
Police Cops in Space
After his father is killed by an evil robot, Sammy Johnson becomes the last cop in the universe. On a distant planet, Sammy teams up with an alien fighter pilot and his trusty cyborg to embark on an intergalactic adventure. His goal? Become the best damn cop in space.
Combining comedy cabaret with progressive political parody, Sandy and Richard Riccardi have over 15 million views on social media and will be performing at the beautiful Metropolitan Room on August 9 at 7pm.
Porter Carroll, Jr of Hall & Oates and Atlantic star, along with The Tambourine Band featuring Wali Ali, Eric Perez, Danny Obadia & Kevin Hill begin their much anticipated Residency at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan. It's the ultimate baby boomers musical buffet; the Contemporary American songbook tantalizingly reworked into something fresh, imaginative and ultramodern, while constantly reflecting the roots of these sophisticated and powerful players. The entire show runs the gamut from R& B and improvisational Jazz to soul,funk,blues, rock & roll and more. It is a bold and daring nightclub act for the modern world.
These three shows in repertory are not to be missed!
The After Dinner Joke, written by Cary Churchill and directed by Cheryl Faraone, explores the life of a young idealist determined to do good and avoid the political; chaos ensues. Howard Barker's The Possibilities, directed by Richard Romagnoli, features a quartet from an evening of parables that fall short of fully communicating the human experience. Last up is Brecht on Brecht, a theatrical collage culled from the writings of Bertolt Brecht, assembled by George Tabori.
Every week the cast takes a suggestion from the audience and turns it into a fully crafted musical. Each character is made up on the spot, as are the song-and-dance numbers! Led by Magnet Theater musical director Frank Spitznagel, Premiere: The Improvised Musical features a cast whose professional credits include Comedy Central, HBO, and Second City.
Vivian and Edward are unlikely soulmates who overcome all odds to find each other…and themselves. Experience moments from the beloved movie — and get to know these iconic characters in a whole new way — in this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages. Brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway, Pretty Woman: The Musical may just lift your spirits and lighten your heart.
This show is a world premiere stage production featuring direction and choreography by multi-Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), an original score by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams ("Summer of '69") and his longtime songwriting partner, Jim Vallance, and a book by the movie's director, Garry Marshall, and J.F. Lawton, the film's screenwriter. The musical stars stage, television, and film actor Samantha Barks (Les Misérables) as Vivian. Starring opposite her is Tony and Grammy winner Steve Kazee (Once) as Edward, with Tony nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde) as Kit, Eric Anderson (Waitress) as Mr. Thompson, Jason Danieley (The Full Monty) as Philip Stuckey, and Kingsley Leggs (Sister Act) as James Morse.
Throughout the month, we're bringing you smart, extraordinary LGBTQ programming where inclusivity is queen and king and everything in between.
Peter Brook (multi-Tony Award, multi-Emmy Award, and Olivier Award winner) and his longtime collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne examine the complexities of crime, justice, and compassion in a breathtaking new international production The Prisoner. A man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and what is he doing there? Is he free, or is he the prisoner?
Brook, an English theater artist and recognized as one of the most influential directors working today, has been based in France since the early 1970s. The Prisoner makes its New York premiere, codirected by Brook and Estienne.
Private Peaceful is a new solo play adapted and directed by Simon Reade from the award-winning young adult novel by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse). It follows the life of a young soldier, Thomas ''Tommo'' Peaceful, facing the firing squad for cowardice. As Tommo sits in his cell awaiting sunrise, he thinks back on the events that made him the person he is now. Tommo recounts memories of growing up with his elder brother, Charlie. They did everything together. They went to school together, faced their problems together, ate together, and slept in the same bed. They even loved the same girl…but now they have to face the many facets of war together. Can a bond and loyalty between brothers overcome the brutality of the front lines and bring them safely home? When the lines of heroism and cowardice collide, what can one man or even a brother do to fight the injustices of it all? This play highlights the horrors of war while celebrating the joyfulness of life.
Each month, Gingold Theatrical Group presents a different play by George Bernard Shaw (or his contemporaries). GTG is the first group to ever present performances of all of Shaw's 65 plays! This script-in-hand series is always packed with theatrical enthusiasts eager to share Shaw's comedic theatrical pieces, all embracing his bold humanitarian precepts encouraging human rights and free speech for all. Every play is presented as a staged reading by a specially assembled, star-studded cast. The reading is followed by a spirited talkback with the cast and an international team of Shavians.
We've got trouble, folks, right here in Indiana! When Broadway's brassiest hear a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom — and the press is involved — they are ready to kick-ball-change the world. A new musical comedy showcasing the power of love (and a good 11 o'clock number), The Prom is about so much more than just a dance.
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon), The Prom features a book by Tony winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Tony nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf), and lyrics by Tony nominee Chad Beguelin. It stars Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), multi-Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), and others. Scenic design is by Tony winner Scott Pask (The Book of Mormon), costume design by Tony winner Ann Roth (Shuffle Along) and Matthew Pachtman (Hello, Dolly!), lighting design by Tony winner Natasha Katz (Frozen), and sound design by Tony nominee Peter Hylenski (Anastasia).
A resolute woman upends lives in pursuit of security for her teenage son. Acerbic comedy contemplates the breakdown of people's better natures in an uncharitable world.
Robert Kalfin to direct premiere of The Property by Ben Josephson.
For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain wizard school and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs...who just happened to be there too. Puffs; or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic is a tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
This clever and inventive play gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers. Their epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
Note: Puffs matinees are fun for the whole family! On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the show has been lightly transfigured so that wizards ages eight and up can share in the magic of Puffs, and parents can relax knowing their kids won't learn any new curses. Evening shows, which include some adult language, are appropriate for ages 13 and up.
Pushkin, a new verse play written by Jonathan Leaf, examines the final two years in the life of Russia's most enduring poet, Alexander Pushkin. Always quick to take offense, delusional, jealous, forever in debt, and censored by Tsar Nicholas I, Pushkin chronicles the sufferings of an artist of modest rank and mixed race, the confrontation between his exceptional talent and a flawed society, and the painful choice between duty and personal happiness. In his struggles to end serfdom and reform his homeland, Pushkin, Russia's first literary superstar, raised his voice above exile and censorship to turn his art into a substitute for politics poetically declaring, "Autocratic miscreant, Thee, thy throne I detest."
The Quantum Eye is Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception, and deception. Extraordinary ability and gentle humor blend with the audience to make for a different performance every time. Join Sam on a journey past the limits of possibility in a show you'll never forget. He's been dazzling audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006, making it the longest-running one-man off-Broadway magic show in New York.
Note: The Quantum Eye is sophisticated and family-friendly but may not be visually entertaining for children under 7 years of age.
An intentional repurposing of the religious ritual. Horizontal instead of vertical. Many instead of one. Bodies instead of The Body. A coming together. A witnessing. A singing event. A place for queer people who grew up in the church to find the queer space in liturgical structure.
By the year 2100, the recessive gene that causes red-hair may cease to exist. Now, in the year 2018, a secret redheaded revolutionary organization is taking matters into their own hands, fighting back against their imminent extinction and standing up for the rights of redheads everywhere.
In this one-woman show written and performed by Cindy Keiter and set in her legendary sportscaster father Les Keiter's studio, Recreating Keiter follows the story of the comedienne as she struggles to find comfort in her own skin. Cindy takes you from tomboy teenager on the waves of Hawaii to New Yorker caught in the tides of emotional abuse. It takes her very foundation falling apart to find herself and to find her wife, Lory. They say baseball is like life played out on a field. Cindy strikes on the universality of our insecurities and celebrates the home run of claiming your sexuality. She channels her father and electrifies her story by taking the audience to an imaginary all-star, all-time baseball game in Brooklyn's famous Ebbets Field!
Repertorio Español is a theater company that presents a rotating repertory of plays in Spanish. Works by both canonical authors (Lope de Vega, Calderón, García Lorca) and living writers are produced. In presenting these works, the company endeavors to bring the best of Spanish, Latin American, and Hispanic-American theater to a diverse audience, including Hispanics of all backgrounds and non-Spanish speakers. Plays are performed in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English via wireless headsets.
This staging combines portions of the text from King Henry VI, Part 3 with portions of Richard III to create a version of this iconic play that has never been seen before. In the text of King Henry VI, Part 3, Richard performs the role of a good brother and subject while secretly behaving with bloodthirsty abandon. Killing Henry, Richard then declares himself severed from a world of family and brotherhood; he stands alone in his quest for the crown. In the text of Richard III, he is now the central character and villain of the play. Corrupt and sadistic, Richard stops at nothing to become king and, once there, keeps his subjects and rivals under his thumb. With the two texts combined, director Austin Pendleton's version of Richard III makes for a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains.
Part tour and part show, The Ride is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that turns the streets of New York City into a stage. With stadium seating, 40 monitors, 3,000 LED lights, and surround sound, The Ride is the world's only moving theater. Its ensemble cast of singers, dancers, musicians, actors, and comedians appear along a 75-minute journey through Times Square and midtown Manhattan. These performers interact with RIDErs, engaging them through quizzes, facts, and shout-outs. At the same time, the RIDErs, who face sideways out of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, see Manhattan's iconic landmarks emerge in panoramic and vertical views. Students, adults, and seniors share this unforgettable NYC experience.
In this Shakespeare play, two young people from rival families meet, fall in love, and defy the stars. Unsurprisingly, things don't end well.
Note: pay-what-you-can admission. No tickets required.
In Verona, Italy, a long-standing feud between the Montague and Capulet families interferes with the love blossoming between the young Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet). Their passion begets revenge, a secret marriage, and a final, drastic decision. In the end, both families learn the perils of violence.
New York Classical Theatre brings this Shakespeare tragedy to life in a fast-paced, dynamic adaptation. With six actors playing all the parts, the company transforms public park space into a divided Verona.
Note: This show is free.
In a fictional Roman Empire, the emperor Romulus chooses not to be "great." Facing the increasing peril of the Germanic invasion and the demise of the empire, Romulus prefers to stay at home breeding chickens. Is his refusal to govern stupidity? Or does he have other plans?
All roads lead to Harlem for The Roots of Gospel Music! We got some great artists coming in to help us celebrate the legends of gospel music with performances of timeless gospel classics! We will be paying tribute with a show that is part performance art, part docudrama and live musical concert to some of the gospel legends and greats such as Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar, Andre Crouch, and Aretha Franklin in exploration of the roots of gospel music that has shaped rhythm and blues and the culture of American music! It's all live onstage... Don't miss the hottest gospel event of the summer! Get your tickets today! Presented by RKW Entertainment in association with the New York Black Arts Festival. Reception/lunch after concert included with all tickets.
Torn Out Theater, famous for its outdoor, naked Shakespeare productions, returns to Prospect Park with Aphra Behn's famous Restoration comedy, The Rover. This will be the company's first mixed-gender play, and it will use full nudity as a celebration of body freedom and empowerment.
Set in Italy during Carnival, The Rover is a wild-eyed and transgressive story of love, deception, and liberty. For a few enchanted days, the nobility of Europe can become anyone they like — nuns turn into libertines, pirates into socialites, and lovers into strangers. Safe behind the secrecy of their masks, they mingle and play, looking for love, and finding danger.
Join us for New Pirate Onboarding as we muster our crew for the maiden voyage of the Pirate Ship Bumbo! We'll cover everything there is to know about how to be a successful pirate, starting of course with the history, applications, and proper appreciation of rum. Follow this tropical spirit from its origins in Persia, through the pivotal role it played in forging colonial empires on both sides of the Atlantic by powering the infamous Triangular Trade, to the creation of classic modern-day drinks like the daiquiri and the hurricane. Along the way, you'll be treated to three complimentary rum drinks, including authentic pirate recipes, while you enjoy traditional sea shanties woven into the Imbible's signature mix of comedy, science, history, and some of the best drinks in New York! Rum and Pirates is a can't-miss for all budding buccaneers seeking spirited adventure on the high seas!
Created with the intention to resist the intense wave of racism that is dividing this country, this play portrays the ridiculous xenophobia that makes people believe that speaking, learning, or even listening to a different language will damage their culture. In Run!, a pretty ordinary white nationalist family falls into a muddy and desperate identity crisis when they are attacked by La Contaminación Cultural. Their sense of language, grammar, and origin gets altered, making them confused of who they really are.
Saturday at 6pm: the perfect time to get your jaded mind blow