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The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presents multidisciplinary creative artist Lin-Manuel Miranda with the 18th annual Monte Cristo Award. An alumnus of the O'Neill, Miranda's first professional production (of In the Heights) was at the O'Neill's National Music Theater Conference in 2005. Now comes a gala dinner featuring a conversation with the honoree. The event supports the O'Neill's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. The Monte Cristo Award is bestowed annually on a prominent theater artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater, in memory of the O'Neill's namesake.
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 Actors Fund, a national human services organization for everyone in the performing arts and entertainment, is awarding four artists its Medal of Honor as part its annual gala this year. They are Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty; Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (Children of a Lesser God); multi-Tony-winning actor, singer, and dancer Chita Rivera; and Golden Globe-winning, Academy- and Emmy-nominated actor Uma Thurman. The gala begins with cocktails, followed by a dinner and tribute.
Multi-Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb honors director and outgoing board chair Pam MacKinnon (The Parisian Woman) at the 2018 Clubbed Thumb Gala. Special guests for the celebration include Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction), Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park), Jason Biggs (The Heidi Chronicles), Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit).
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.
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.
The Tony Awards honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. The awards have a tradition, dating back to 1997, of taking place at Radio City Music Hall. The show was held there every year since then until 2010 — except when the music hall underwent renovations in 1999 — and again from 2013 to 2015. This year the awards return once again to their historic venue. They are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Carmen De Lavallade, John Kander, and Harold Prince are being honored at the 2nd Annual Chita Rivera Awards. Actor, dancer, and choreographer Carmen De Lavallade is receiving the second annual Lifetime Achievement Award; iconic composer John Kander is receiving the Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater Award; and legendary theater director and producer Harold Prince is receiving the SDC Director Award for Exemplary Collaboration With Choreographers. All three winners have been Kennedy Center honorees.
Carrying the namesake of one of the great dance icons of the American musical theater, the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate dance and choreographic excellence — past, present, and future. The awards honor the superb achievement of each nominee, while recognizing the immeasurable talents and passion of every theatrical choreographer and dancer. Additionally, through education and scholarships, the awards are committed to nurturing future generations, as well as preserving notable dance history.
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.
Created in 1985, the Lucille Lortel Awards recognize excellence in off-Broadway theater by honoring the contribution of artists in that community. This year's ceremony is cohosted by Tony Award-winning actor Laura Benanti and Jason Jones, creator and star of TBS's The Detour. Among the special honorees are Eve Ensler (Lifetime Achievement Award), WP Theater (Outstanding Body of Work), and Michael Friedman (to be posthumously inducted onto the Playwrights' Sidewalk).
With her biological clock ticking, 39-year-old New Yorker Rachel Yardley is propelled into doing something that goes against everything she believes in: online dating. Challenged by her sister's dare to meet 50 men in 90 days, Rachel rises to the occasion. While desperately speed dating at Starbucks, she questions her past choices in ex-boyfriends, abuse and abandonment issues with her dad, and why the only unconditional love she has ever known is with her dog.
Take the humorous, dramatic, and poignant journey as Rachel races against time to find her Mr. Right (and possibly conceive a child). Can this woman who feels past her prime find true love in a city where the odds are against her?
Are you a self-proclaimed Directioner? Are you still hoping that the beloved British boy band is just "on a break?" Then, baby, this concert is perfect for you!
Starting with "Up All Night" and heading through "Made in the A.M.," Feinstein's / 54 Below puts its own spin on favorite One Direction songs, including "What Makes You Beautiful," "Story of My Life," "Drag Me Down," and "Little Things." We may also throw in a "Slow Hands" or "Just Hold On" for good measure. Join us to celebrate the musical stylings of Harry, Liam, Niall, Louis, and…Zayn.
So let's "Live While We're Young" and dance with "No Control." Who knows, while digging through "History," you may discover "The Best Song Ever!"
The Obie Awards were created in the 1950s to encourage the burgeoning off-Broadway theater movement and to acknowledge its achievements. The Obies are structured with informal categories to recognize artists and productions worthy of distinction in each theatrical year. Judges for the 63rd Annual Obie Awards include theater critic and longtime Chair of the Obie Judges Michael Feingold, critics Melissa Rose Bernardo and Charles Isherwood, Obie-winning projection designer Wendall K. Harrington, Tony Award nominee and Obie-winning costume designer Toni-Leslie James, Tony nominee and Obie-winning actor Arian Moayed, Obie-winning actor Ching Valdes-Aran, and dancer-actor-director Sondra Lee. Hosting the ceremony is Obie- and Emmy Award-winning actor John Leguizamo.
Following the success of their previous sold-out shows five years running, Thirsty Girl and Calamity Chang bring the 6th installment of the Annual Asian Burlesque Extravaganza.
The 6th Annual New York Asian Burlesque Extravaganza is not only the biggest Asian burlesque event on the international calendar; it is the only one of its kind and brings the finest of Asian burlesque and cabaret artists from all over the world to New York City for a night of spectacular performance!
This year's event is hosted by Taiwanese-American sensation Wang Newton, and features an amazing lineup including: Miss Exotic World's Queen of Burlesque 2014, Midnite Martini (Denver), Calamity Chang (NYC), Marianne Cheesecake (UK), Silly Thanh (Switzerland), Crocodile Lightning (Chicago), Coco Ono (LA), Kitana Louise (Nashville), Viva Lamore (NYC/Berlin), and Jasmine Rice (NYC).
The Drama League honors three powerhouses of the American theater community at the 84th Annual Drama League Awards. The honorees are Tony and Obie Award-winning actor, singer, and songwriter Idina Menzel, receiving the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award; Tony-winning director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, receiving the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing; and the National Endowment for the Arts, receiving the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award. Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will accept this award on the NEA's behalf. These honors are in addition to the five competitive Drama League Awards: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.
The 84th Annual Drama League Awards ceremony and luncheon includes a VIP cocktail reception, seated luncheon, and awards presentation. First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, the Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. The Drama League Awards recognize distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements. The first Drama League Award was presented to Katharine Cornell in 1935; since then, the Distinguished Performance Award has been given to a variety of theater legends, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chita Rivera.
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).
Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at the Hillcrest School, fighting to diversify the student body. And alongside her husband, the school's headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the 21st century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values — with convulsive results. Admissions is a new play that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America.
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.
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!
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.
Welcome to Electchester, a housing complex built for electricians in 1952, for a funny and insightful look at a community you won't believe still exists in 2018!
When two newly married electricians move to Electchester, everything seems perfect: spacious apartment, low rent, friendly neighbors, and an incredibly close-knit community. But as they settle in, they discover how much they may need to give up in order to really belong.
Alternating Currents was commissioned as part of Working Theater's Five Boroughs/One City Initiative, through which Working Theater has commissioned new plays to be created by writer-director teams partnering with community members in neighborhoods in each of the five boroughs of NYC. #5boroughs1city
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 Kreskin, a legendary mentalist, brings his world-famous live show to NYC. A spectacular evening of mentalism and mental suggestion, this jaw-dropping show may just blow your mind!
Kreskin performs amazing card tests, audience mind reading, his signature check test, and the always hilarious mental suggestions activity in which members of audience begin to do things they never could've imagined.
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.
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.
The hit dramatic play The Answers to Apathy is returning to the stage after its original production in 2015! Embrace your past and accept the present — or your future may haunt you. Rainey Grander has just received news of a life-changing event, and when old friendships and new relationships collide in the present day, the course of everyone's fate lies in the hands of confronting their hopes, their fears, their dreams, their secrets, and their ways of coping with their own mortality.
The Answers to Apathy is a beautiful and inspiring story about unique relationships and people navigating their lives after they have all experienced a profound loss, which is also their gain. The play tackles every human emotion, including love, resentment, forgiveness, passion, happiness, ambition, and sorrow. This dramatic and sometimes humorous play centers around six people and their lives before and after an incident and how all are adversely effected in different ways while reflecting on their own choices.
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.
Time Out (1973) and the premiere of Tandem (2018)
Choreography by Douglas Dunn
Following the performance on Monday, April 2, Deborah Jowitt, who saw Time Out in 1973, will talk with Douglas about his work of the '70s and its context.
For more information about Douglas Dunn + Dancers, visit www.douglasdunndance.com
When twin sisters discover they are actually clones, a blood-tingling reality comes sharply into focus. Through an imagined scenario so plausible it's disturbing, Assembled Identity taps into our collective unease in a tech-dominant world. Using original and found text, live cinematography, and contemporary music, this electrifying duet delves into racial ambiguity, the science of identity formation, and questions who has the authority to define it.
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.
Aunty Donna's newest show, Big Boys, has debuted to sell-out crowds and rave reviews around the world for their unique brand of surreal, fast-paced, alternative sketch comedy. Along with their YouTube channel with 169,000 subscribers and more than 26 million+ views, the award-winning Australian trio have sold out everywhere including New York, Vancouver, San Francisco, London's prestigious Soho Theatre, and more!
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.
Join us for an enrapturing night of sensuality, absurdity, and hilarity as our Bad Apples peel it off to turn you on. Bad Apple Boylesque expertly weaves singing, acting, dancing, acrobatics, and comedy into titillating stripteases.
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.
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.
Based on the Yiddish word for destiny, Lynne Bernfield presents Bashert - Some Things Are Meant to Be. All those moments you think are coincidences might really be bashert. Maybe there's a reason one person stands out in a crowd, or your phone rings just when you're thinking about an old friend, or someone you've just met reconnects you to friends or lovers from the past. Bashert tells true stories in word and song about things that couldn't have happened, but did. It's a love letter to the idea of coincidence, accident and serendipity or fate, karma, miracles, and destiny.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funerals are for the living. What happened and why and who did it and how — none of that matters in the moments before. And The Big and the Small is a play about the moments before. This work is a series of two-handers, each set in identical hotel rooms in a grand hotel in Zürich as guests enjoy the last moments of their private, awkward, funny, and not-so-funny lives. Themes of nationalism, tourism, social responsibility, isolation, class, and gender roles are all explored. So too is the tension between public and private life as well as between assimilation and diversity.
St. Ann's Warehouse and Onassis Cultural Centre — Athens present the American premiere of Nikos Karathanos's The Birds, a modern, feast-for-the-senses adaptation of Aristophanes's offbeat and poetic comedy. This vibrant restaging owes as much to Eden as it does to the Amazon, and captures the collective spirit of revolution with a company of 19 actors. Two Athenians, Peisthetaerus and Euelpides, are fed up with their city and the gods who rule over it; they take to the woods, seeking out "birds" with which to build a utopia in the clouds. This place, called "Cloudcuckooland," is a surreal theatrical cosmos.
Aristophanes's Birds was first produced in 414 BCE, in the midst of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, the nearly three-decade bloodbath that left Athens depleted. Athens had been a nexus of lofty ideals: the world's first known democratic society, teeming with intellectual and artistic excellence. But Aristophanes's Birds, much like Karathanos's adaptation, was borne of turmoil and transition — a utopian escapist fantasy replete with raucous humor, dance, and music. Through the millennia, directorial interpretations have varied starkly: Some lean into the play's escapism as apolitical, while others see it as inherently political, and their takes have stirred major controversies (as with the famous 1959 Greek Art Theatre production by Karolos Koun, which was terminated by the Greek government for its leftist politics).
In his production, for which he adapted Aristophanes's text with Giannis Asteris, Karathanos draws on everything from ancient practices to pop culture, music hall to drag artistry, rites of passage to beach parties. He creates what he calls a "weird and outrageous experience," honoring the original while molding it to reflect on modern issues.
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!
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.
Bobbie killed Casey in the middle of a cornfield in Milton, Nebraska. Two years later, Milton's residents are ready to tell you their side(s) of the story. This comedy-about-a-tragedy pushes the boundaries of Roundabout's Black Box Theatre with a sprawling cast of eccentric characters and an ambitious narrative that pulls back the husk of rural life. Bobbie Clearly is written by Nebraskan Alex Lubischer, a Yale School of Drama student discovered by Roundabout Underground.
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.
The Adelphi Orchestra, now in its 64th season of Music for All, presents Bohemian Rhapsody Gala under the baton of principal conductor Richard Owen.
Bohemian Rhapsody features a diverse program presenting the critically acclaimed baritone Andrew Cummings in Mahler's Rückert-Lieder. Saint-Saëns's Introduction & Rondo capriccioso in A minor will be performed by 2016 Adelphi Orchestra Young Artist Competition winner Nathan Meltzer, who, in 2017 at age 16, became the youngest violinist to attain first place in the Windsor Festival String Competition.
The program opens with Dvorák's Carnival Overture and dramatically concludes with Tchaikovsky's beautiful Symphony no 5 in E minor, op. 64. All proceeds go to the Young Artist Program.
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.
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.
A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over 60 years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen. From his first unsettling encounter as a very young man in 1925 to an unexpected reunion late in life, Anthony Spates's romantic progress is charted in this hilarious and gently touching comedy. The fireworks, love, and loss come at the funniest moments in this brand-new Alan Ayckbourn play.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Tonya Pinkins — of the hit Broadway musical Jelly's Last Jam, in which she costarred with Gregory Hines — directs Bring It On: The Musical.
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!
Broadway Bares, the sexy striptease spectacular with hypnotic choreography returns to Hammerstein Ballroom. This annual extravaganza features seductive production numbers from more than 150 of the most talented dancers on Broadway. Directing the show is Nick Kenkel, co-choreographer of Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse, and Laya Barak, an accomplished dancer-choreographer whose work has appeared in the last four incarnations of Broadway Bares. This year's theme is "game night," so expect an evening of seductive striptease with a gamified twist.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Jerry Mitchell, then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. In Broadway Bares's first year, Mitchell and six of his friends danced on a New York City bar and raised $8,000.
Place your bets on an unforgettable evening of cards and camaraderie at Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway stars, industry insiders, and theater fans raise the stakes at a Texas Hold 'em tournament. Novices, aces, and anyone willing to show their hand have the chance to win the coveted title of Broadway Bets (#BroadwayBets) champion. Prizes are awarded to all players who reach the final table. The event also includes hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.
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.
A Brooklyn Boy is a riveting spoken-word performance that portrays Steven Prescod's coming-of-age story and takes audiences on a journey from adversity to personal triumph. Born in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood to a Grenadian mother and a Guyanese father, Steven was only one year old when his father was incarcerated. Steven grew up in a house surrounded by a variety of relatives who all had an impact on his life, many of whom are among the 32 characters he plays throughout the show.
As an impressionable teenager, despite his efforts to break free from his neighborhood's unyielding grip, Steven was constantly pulled back, which ultimately led to his arrest. While facing a seven-year jail sentence, Steven could have become another statistic or headline. Instead, he took a second chance at life.
Chiara Atik's Bump follows three different stories about three separate quests for knowledge, all foucsed on one thing. A girl in colonial New England, expectant mothers on a pregnancy message board, and a mechanic about to become a grandfather attempt to discover more about the miracle of childbirth. Claudia Weill directs this play, presented in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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.
One of the most iconic works in American theater returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel comes to life in a new production starring Lindsay Mendez (Significant Other), Tony Award nominees Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along) and John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical. Multi-Tony winner Jack O'Brien (The Front Page, The Coast of Utopia) directs, with choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.
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.
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel comes to life in a new production starring Lindsay Mendez (Significant Other), Tony Award nominees Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along) and John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical. Multi-Tony winner Jack O'Brien (The Front Page, The Coast of Utopia) directs, with choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.
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.
Note: Proceeds from this performance will benefit the Actors Fund.
Roundabout Theatre Company hosts its fourth annual Casino Night. The event includes a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament as well as other open casino games, including blackjack, roulette, and craps. Join World Series of Poker winner and Roundabout star Jennifer Tilly (Bullets Over Broadway), World Poker Tour champion Phil Laak, and various stars of stage and screen for an exciting evening of fun and games!
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.
This Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier Award-winning Best Play tells the story of an unconventional teacher at a school for the deaf and the remarkable woman he meets there. It arrives on Broadway in a breathtaking new production starring Joshua Jackson (The Affair), Lauren Ridloff (Wonderstruck), and Anthony Edwards (ER).
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.
Directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick, Company XIV's Cinderella is a spectacular theatrical event based on the 1697 fairy tale by Charles Perrault. The show features the company's unique blend of circus, burlesque, vaudeville, baroque dance, and sumptuous design.
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.
Coffeehouse Chronicles honors the life and career of Jean-Claude van Itallie with panelists, live performances, and archival material from the La MaMa archives.
Moderators: Rosemary Quinn and Wayne Maugans
Panelists: Jean-Claude van Itallie, Bill Coco, Nancy Cooperstein Charney, Marianne de Pury & more TBA
Performers: Joyce Aaron, Tina Shepard, Paul Zimet, Wayne Maugans
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.
Three hundred and six school shootings in America since 2013. Sixty-nine school shootings in 2017 and in 2018; 33 schools shootings so far.
The Secret Theatre presents columbinus, a play that reflects on school shooting tragedies, particularly Columbine High School. Discussions on alienation, peer pressure, and teen emotions are included.
Featuring Loner, Rebel, Jock, Freak, AP, Perfect, and Prep.
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.
Played against the gaudy tapestry of turn-of-the-20th-century California's notorious Barbary Coast, The Confession of Lily Dare tells the story of one woman's tumultuous passage from convent girl to glittering cabaret chanteuse to infamous madam of a string of brothels. Behind her every move lies her greatest secret: her undying devotion to the child she was forced to abandon.
The Confession of Lily Dare is the latest comic melodrama written by and starring Charles Busch, master of theatrical parodies, such as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom; Die, Mommie, Die!; and The Divine Sister. Here, Busch and longtime collaborator Carl Andress celebrate the gauzy "confession film" tearjerkers of early 1930s cinema, including The Sin of Madelon Claudet, Frisco Jenny, and Madame X.
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.
Devastated by a tragic online breakup, Emma's BFFs help her find the perfect guy. Connected is about the true nature of human relationships and our need to be CONNECTED.
Connected is a multimedia experience, where the audience receives texts and other files throughout the performance via their smart devices. You will indeed be connected.
Connected Readings: • May 3, 2018 at 2pm — Theatre Professionals • May 4, 2018 at 7:30pm — Open
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?"
The Could've-Beens is the story of five sperm cells in search of an egg...which they have difficulty finding once they realize they are inside a man. Andy the Anus and Pete the Prostate help the sperm cells on their journey to find a purpose and self-acceptance in this allegorical queer comedy.
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.
The award-winning singer, recording, and concert artist (Carnegie Hall) and actor (Rent) turns his focus to the music of Leonard Bernstein. In this special evening of song, Darius de Haas regales audiences with numbers from Bernstein's shows and concert pieces. Selections include "Something's Coming," "Maria," "Simple Song," "Lonely Town," "It Must Be So," and "Take Care of This House." Musically stretching and deconstructing the maestro's songs through the lens of jazz, blues, alternative music, and musical theater, de Haas makes his case for Bernstein being a composer who transcends time, genre, and generations.
Daybreak, written by Joyce Van Dyke and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, is a world premiere play highlighting Armenian-American history. Set in three time periods, Van Dyke's drama is inspired by the true stories of two female friends who survived the Armenian genocide. Using memory, dreams, and music, Daybreak carries the story of these women into the 21st century in a celebration of the human spirit's endurance.
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.
Feinstein's / 54 Below, aka Broadway's supper club, launches an all-new series: Deborah Grace Winer Presents the Classic American Songbook. Direct from her tenure as artistic director of 92Y's renowned Lyrics & Lyricists series, Winer curates three jewel-box revues created specifically for Feinstein's / 54 Below's unique setting. Each show celebrates American popular song as well as the artists who created, interpreted, and made themselves an integral part of the music. The installments in this series are as follows:
- You Took Advantage of Me: Rodgers and Hart on Love
- A Jerome Robbins Centennial Concert
- Till There Was You: A Celebration of Barbara Cook
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.
In 2007, Peter Michael Marino wrote the musical version of the Madonna movie Desperately Seeking Susan featuring the hit songs of Blondie. The mega-musical opened on London's West End...and closed a month later. WHOOPS!
Desperately Seeking the Exit is Pete's critically acclaimed true story of the making and unmaking of his notorious flop that played everywhere from the USA to the UK to Australia. At this special reading, the show gets a new twist as his roller-coaster tale is joined by the talents of chanteuse-impressionist Christina Bianco, Time Out NY theater critic Adam Feldman, Broadway and solo star Alison Fraser, Classical Theatre of Harlem's Ty Jones, noted storyteller David Lawson, and solo star Amy Marcs.
In 2006, the Department of Homeland Security opened the first family detention center for undocumented immigrants — at a former prison in Texas surrounded by razor-wire fencing and operated by the nation's largest for-profit corrections company. Detained tells their story.
None of the detainees has a criminal record, yet all are treated as if they do. They're required to wear orange prison jump suits. Their meals, recreation, and family time are rigorously regulated. Their communication with the outside world is strictly limited. There is no privacy. This is the world in which Doug and Maria, teenagers from different lands, forge an alliance to help each other's families survive incarceration and escape deportation. In the face of oppression and humiliation, the teenagers unite against a deeply fractured system in their fight for freedom.
Trapped in a 9-5 job is tough when you're diabolical. So many evil plans, so little time...but rent and bills are due, so the destruction of humanity will have to wait...at least until Friday. Join us for a night of diabolically fun improvised theater.
Original Concept: Curt Dixon Directed by Nannette Deasy
Starring: Robert Baumgardner, Izzy Church, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Heather Johnson, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry, and Cheryl Pickett
Featuring live music performed by TBA (April 20, 21 & 28) and Craig Greenberg (April 27)
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!
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.
By Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company Conceived and codirected by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber Adapted from Miguel de Cervantes's novel by Ivan Cardozo & Beatriz Caballero Adapted from the translation by Federico Restrepo
Don Quixote Takes New York is an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes's novel Don Quixote. This piece focuses on the plight of Quixote — either succumb to the bitterness of despair or let loose the wings of the imagination. Don Quixote Takes New York is an intuitive voyage that transports the audience through Quixote's emotions, from memories of his past home life to when he moves out of his familiar surroundings and travels through the city, seeing the new perspective this unexplored world offers him. In the reimagining of this classic text, with puppets, dance, and music, we follow Quixote while he explores New York City in his quest for love, honor, liberty, and justice for all.
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!
When a national draft is reinstated, the lines between dream and reality begin to blur as four friends are forced to decide whether to enlist or resist. Meanwhile, a company of ballerinas prepares for their upcoming season, a ghostpoet is haunted by his own verse, and baseball is cancelled as sinkholes sprawl across the homeland. Gently surreal and hauntingly familiar, Draft Dodging: Poems for the Conscripted conjures a not-so-distant future that investigates the space between the dystopias in our dreams and the dystopia outside our door.
The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway. What sets the Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, publishers, and broadcasters covering theater without any vested interest in the results. For this reason, the awards reflect both enthusiasm for all aspects of New York City's professional theater and a level of erudition and theatrical experience unparalleled in the industry's other prize-giving organizations. This year's awards ceremony is hosted by Michael Urie.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
This critically acclaimed musical play portrays the reality of teenagers today and their choices of staying in school or dropping out. It is a powerful show that creates the opportunity for young adults to address the direction in which they must choose for their future. Recommended for sixth grade to high school. Performed in English and Spanish simultaneously.
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!
It's summertime in New York City, 1992. In NYC's hazy pre-Giuliani, pre-cellphone, pre-Metrocard days, a black kid and a white kid meet in a chance encounter on an uptown D train and chat about hoops, hip-hop, and history. Over the course of one afternoon, fear, guilt, longing, and a cigar filled with weed allow one kid to take the other to a place neither even imagined possible.
Virtuoso violinist and EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence Edward W. Hardy will be performing a mixture of musical genres with original music inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and L. Frank Baum along with other premieres and arrangements of Hardy's works. Hardy is one of the youngest composers to ever be accepted into the Exploring the Metropolis Con Edison Composer Residency and is one of the most prominent composer-violinists of solo violin repertoire for theatrical productions in New York City.
This concert will have Mr. Hardy performing several new compositions including Evolution, Flying, Nevermore (inspired by "The Raven"), The Evil Eye ("Tell Tale"), A Fantasy ("Masque of the Red Death"), along with a selection from his score of the off-Broadway smash hit The Woodsman, an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
This is produced by Edward W. Hardy, in association with EtM, Con Edison, TBMS, NYS Council on the Arts, and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
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 novel El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba ("No One Writes to the Colonel") by Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez (100 Years of Solitude) has been adapted for this world premiere production. Written in 1956-57, while Garcia Márquez was living in Paris, El Coronel is the story of an impoverished, retired colonel, a veteran of Colombia's Thousand Days' War who still hopes to receive the pension he was promised 15 years earlier. The action is set during the period known as "La Violencia" in Colombia — years of martial law, rampant corruption, and censorship.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System.
This play, first produced in 1973, exposes hypocrisy and heartbreak among a liberal group of friends when one of their own reveals a long-concealed secret about his lifestyle. When a close-knit group of NYC liberals decide to move to a row of adjoining houses, long-held secrets are suddenly brought into the open. When one member of this group comes out as gay, announcing that he and his lover will be moving into the enclave together, this group of liberal-seeming friends must suddenly confront their unconscious prejudices.
Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water's warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, an island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble they can almost always sweet-talk their way out of. Take a break from your concerns, make some new friends at the bar, and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum.
Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and beloved Jimmy Buffett classics, including "Come Monday," "Volcano," and "Cheeseburger in Paradise." With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Emmy nominee Mike O'Malley (Survivor's Remorse), this rousing and refreshing new production is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and choreographed by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away) .
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.
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.
For years now, they've been meeting in their dreams. In reality, they've never met.
One wakes each morning and searches for the other. But the other wakes and remembers nothing of their dreams.
Eyes of a Blue Dog, adapted from the short story by Gabriel García Márquez, is an explosion of hopes ignited and extinguished. The Woolgatherers spent a season exploring this story all around New York City — on trains and buses, in parks and grocery stores — piecing together the sounds and images they found. That collage of fantasy and reality is this show: a cyclical dream-play about love — lost and found, sought and forgotten.
Fat Asses: The Musical follows the crusade of three larger-than-life ladies who find themselves ostracized from their friends, families, and even their weight-loss support group. Fed up of feeling invisible, Margaux, Candy, and Lacey join forces with the militant newcomer Dustine and decide to storm the offices of the fashion magazine, Gaunt. When the girls are thrust into an immediate spotlight of social media adoration, they are forced to confront their deepest and sometimes deadliest secrets. Songs include "Fed Up!", "Showstopper," "Loving You Is a Dying Art," "A Taste of Fashion," "We're All the Rage," and more.
Award-winning actor Sharon Washington, beloved by audiences for her performances in While I Yet Live and String of Pearls — as well as The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway — returns to Primary Stages to share a uniquely personal story in the New York premiere of Feeding the Dragon. As both playwright and star of this autobiographical solo piece, Sharon revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building's custodian. Shrouded in family mystery, Sharon's story boldly examines how both the power of forgiveness and her lifelong love for the written word have helped her battle dragons of all forms.
Tony Award-nominated playwright Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is set in rural Northern Ireland in 1981. There, the Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity, with preparations for the annual harvest underway. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations await. But this year, the festivities get interrupted by a visitor.
Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty) directs this play by Tony Award nominee Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem). The two previously worked together on the James Bond movies Skyfall and Spectre, but this production is their first stage collaboration. So far it's borne fruit, with the play winning Evening Standard and WhatsOnStage Awards for Best Play and Best Director.
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.
Written as a love letter to his late father, the infamous owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar," Mike King performs his life story about being a dentist, a stand up comedian, and the son of a "nightclub" owner. A heart-warming, hilarious tribute to his father Sid King, "The Sultan of Striptease."
For Firebird, American Ballet Theatre artist in residence Alexei Ratmansky choreographs a magical tale of the legendary creature who helps two noble lovers overcome an evil sorcerer, set to an iridescent score by Igor Stravinsky.
Wayne McGregor, one of the most well-known international choreographers of the 21st century, choreographs AFTERITE as his first ballet for American Ballet Theatre. The visceral movement and contemporary sensibility of McGregor's unique choreographic style makes him the perfect candidate to bring an entirely new take on The Rite of Spring to the ABT stage.
Fireside Mystery Theatre is an old-fashioned, live radio show with a modern horror twist! We perform once a month at The Slipper Room in Manhattan with a full cast, a live improvised score, and live musical acts to complement the stories. Listen to the show for free on iTunes or come see the live show!
Our live shows are: Jan 28 Feb 25 March 25 April 29 May 27
After several decades, Edith and Harold find themselves unexpectedly reunited on a park bench. Through the eyes of celebrated playwright Charles L. Mee, First Love examines a couple in their twilight years, entertains the joys and pains of romance, and explores how a chance encounter can change your life regardless of age.
This annual dance festival celebrates innovative works of contemporary dance from diverse new and established voices in NYC dance.
Footprints 2018 will feature the following works: Ancient Springs Revisited | Choreography by Tina Croll, Tina Croll and Company Tandemette | Choreography by Douglas Dunn, Douglas Dunn and Dancers Broland | Choreography by Ashley McQueen, Smashworks Dance Collective The Trees Are Falling | Choreography by Lindsey L. Miller, LLMoves Dyno Sisters | Choreography by Adam Robert Dickerson, Fooju Dance Collaborative Crossroads | Choreography by Amanda Selwyn, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre Tremors | Choreography by Ashley Carter and Vanessa Martínez de Baños, DoubleTake Dance New Work | Choreography by Cassandra Richards
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.
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).
Three murders. 100 clues. Five suspects.
Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays won the Edgar Award for Best Mystery. It's the story of William Gillette, a star of the American stage, who is wounded following an attempt on his life at a performance and invites a few friends over for a Christmas Eve celebration at his Connecticut mansion while he recovers. In the vein of "whodunit" murder mysteries, the plot takes many twists and turns.
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!
Although now regarded as two of history's finest American playwrights, back in 1944, William Inge and Tennessee Williams hadn't yet experienced anything close to success. The Gentleman Caller takes audiences back to a time before the Chicago premiere of The Glass Menagerie. Inge, a dissatisfied newspaper critic, invites Williams to his St. Louis apartment for an interview. This sexy, fraught rendezvous sparks a relationship, which radically alters the course of their lives and the American theater.
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.
The epitome of Romantic ballet, this heartrending tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness perfectly fuses music, movement, and drama. The role of Giselle requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills, creating a compelling portrait of the innocent, yet ultimately noble, village maiden. In this universally acclaimed production, American Ballet Theatre's unrivaled roster of international ballet stars brings Giselle's mystery and ethereal beauty vividly to life.
August has put together a support group for sinners. Sessions are open to anyone who identifies as a sinner or is concerned for the cleanliness of their immortal soul. Come join the circle where you can share your shame free from worldly judgement. Light refreshments provided.
Written by: Philip Santos Schaffer
Directed by: Stefanie Harris
Performed by: Hallie Samuels
Set Design by: Taylor Riccio
Lighting Design by: Christopher Cancel-Pomales
Sound Design by: Jorge Olivo
Costume Design by: Maureen Freedman
Stage Manager: Caroline D'Angelo
Dramaturg: Anna Woodruff
Produced by: WalkUpArts (Audrey Frischman, Matt Engle, Stefanie Harris, Philip Santos Schaffer)
God Likes You is a play about belief and the fragile line between devotion and obsession. Inspired by the Confessions of St. Augustine.
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.
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!
Louis Goldstein has written a tell-all family memoir. It's a best-seller, but his family claims that it isn't true. Goldstein goes back in time to uncover 90 years of secrets, sacrifice, and love lost and found. This original musical is a celebration of the challenges and triumphs of an immigrant Jewish-American family.
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.
Dublin violinist Gregory Harrington returns to the Irish Rep stage with two talented cellists, Eleanor Norton and Jay Tilton, for an evening that journeys from Bach to Dave Brubek, along the way incorporating songs and works by Johnny Cash, Glen Hansard, Philip Glass, Frank Sinatra, and many others.
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.
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.
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!
A carefree and curious Delilah meets a tormented Sam, who intrigues her and drags her into a destructive relationship. Her best friend, Saul, prevents her from getting too intoxicated by Sam's lovesick adoration. Delilah starts sinking into a broken bitterness, until Dave, a penniless musician and lover of life, helps her find her own way to sing "hallelujah" in the spirit of Leonard Cohen.
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.
Happy Birthday, Wanda June takes a searing and darkly comedic look at American culture through the brilliantly perverse lens of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Harold Ryan, a widely respected war veteran and big-game hunter, returns home after being missing and presumed dead for eight years. He brings with him an old way of thinking, one that celebrates a chauvinist machismo and American exceptionalism. But Harold soon discovers that the society he's returned to has made attempts to progress into a more modern and enlightened cultural narrative. What follows is a dynamic and often hilarious meditation on toxic masculinity and an American capitalist society's failed attempt at progress cloaked in "honor" and "morality" — and how the two are deeply connected. But simply put — and as the first few lines of the play state — "this is a play about men who enjoy killing, and those who don't."
Artist in residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Experience pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father, who plans to marry her to a wealthy suitor. Full of madcap humor, incorrigible servants, and unforgettable characters, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell'arte tradition is not to be missed. Part of the Ratmansky Project.
A sexually charged, wickedly funny one-man thriller starring Tony Award winner Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as a cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.
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).
An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable Elizabethan romp about a royal family who must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family members embark on an extravagant journey during which they grapple with mistaken identities, love triangles, sexual awakening, and self-discovery. Set to the iconic pop music of the Go-Go's — including the hit songs "We Got the Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed," and "Vacation" — Head Over Heels delivers an experience unlike anything you've ever seen.
Don Giovanni: While Don Giovanni dances at the edge of a precipice, three extraordinary women pursue him, all seeking their own reckoning, pleasure, and liberation. Is the great seducer destroying or empowering the women he encounters? What story does the sublime music tell? This visceral new production wrestles with Mozart's elusive masterpiece in our present cultural moment.
Fidelio: A black activist is wrongly incarcerated. His wife, Leah, disguises herself to infiltrate the system and free him. But when injustice reigns, one woman's grit may not be enough to save her love. Featuring the voices of imprisoned people, this daring adaptation pits corruption against courage, hate against hope.
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.
Obie Award-winning director Robert O'Hara brings a warring king and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with the Mobile Unit's spring production of Henry V. Insulted by the regent of France, Britain's King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry's charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task call into question the king's true motives and direction. Resonating through the centuries — whenever there may be a kingdom for a stage and royalty to act — Shakespeare's drama about invasion, ego, and leadership delves into history's thorniest questions: What makes people worthy of wearing a crown, and what do they owe those they lead?
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."
An original one-act play about three young millennial girls. Navigating the ins and outs of what it is to be a girl in this generation. It's not just a girly story; it's more than that. It explores the themes of mental burden, sex, and consequence. It questions the term "It's fine, I'm fine" and highlights conversations that girls keep behind closed doors. Highlights & Shadows is a lighthearted play with a strong message to the core and wants to open that conversation.
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.
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.
Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this smash — make that smashed — hit! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy once used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, The Imbible chaperones audiences on a trip through 10,000 years of world history. The journey is accompanied by music — the a capella stylings of The Backwaiters — and craft cocktails. You can sit back, drink up, and enjoy as Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and, like any good bartender, keeps his guests laughing throughout the night. Tickets to this critically acclaimed comedy sell out weekly, so get yours early.
Note: Each ticket includes three cocktails.
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.
An interactive theatrical experience that will use dance, music, and storytelling to explore power, privilege, and perspective. The ultimate goal is to find ways to communicate when divided by different viewpoints.
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.
One of Moscow's leading theater companies will perform Ivanov, Chekhov's first play, a dazzling mix of comedy, satire, and psychological drama, for a special limited engagement. Evgeny Mironov stars as Ivanov, an antihero and melancholic upper-class man who is struggling to regain his former glory. This award-winning production directed by Timofey Kulyabin premiered in Moscow and was nominated for the prestigious Golden Mask National Theatre Award (equivalent of the Tony Award) in multiple categories.
The Cherry Orchard Festival, cofounded by Maria Shclover and Irina Shabshis, is presenting this Russian State Theatre of Nations production in Russian with English supertitles.
The schedule of performances is: June 14-16, 7:30pm, and June 17, 2pm.
It's Depression-era Harlem on a hot Sunday morning in July at Mrs. Joplin's Boarding House, where 12-year-old Alice lives with her older sister, Della, 20, a piano teacher. On a table of family pictures sits a family treasure caught in a beam of golden sunlight — Mama's Golden Music Book, filled with the musical compositions of Alice's deceased mother, a concert pianist. It is the music Della hopes Alice will one day be worthy enough to play, and it is the reason she insists that Alice keep up her piano drills. Until she is good enough, Alice is forbidden to touch Mama's book!
As Alice takes her seat at the piano to begin her drills, she is distracted, her attention frequently wandering back to Mama's Golden Music Book on the table. Then suddenly, and quite magically, as Alice fingers the keys, the piano begins to play jazzy trumpet notes. Mr. Whitey, a trumpet man, pops out of the top of the piano and snatches Mama's music book — this is just the thing they need at the Hi-Dee-Ho Ballroom and Mr. Whitey is late for a rehearsal there right now! He rushes with his horn and Mama's book out the window and down the fire escape. Alice, desperate to get her Mama's music book back, chases after Mr. Whitey through the streets of Harlem to the Rabbit Hole Nightclub, and down, down, down — where the door opens to a world of curious adventures with the wacky and zany inhabitants of Jazzland — where music and fun rule over everything! And where Alice's adventures begin.
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.
John Lloyd Young, the multi-award winning Frankie Valli from Broadway's Jersey Boys and the star of Clint Eastwood's movie adaptation, returns to Feinstein's / 54 Below with a brand-new show. The only American actor who's yet received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut, Young sings from his debut album for the first time in NYC. Selections include such classics as "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Unchained Melody," and "In the Still of the Night."
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.
Award-winning Phoenix Theatre Ensemble presents Robert Patrick's version of "the greatest story ever told." Mary is the political revolutionary mother of a reluctant pacifist 30-year-old prophet; Pilate is the urbane, witty, but ruthless prefect of the Roman province of Judea, and Judas is a young man who is a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth and the protégé of Pontius Pilate. Judas struggles with what to believe and who to follow in this modern-dress battle of wills. The play concludes with Pilate and the prophet in an explosive ultimate showdown between simple faith and political opportunity. Funny, modern, and controversial, Judas questions our faith, religion, money & politics.
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.
Following last season's sold-out performance, Kayhan Kalhor returns for another stellar evening.
One of today's most exciting and creative artists, Kalhor is a soulful master of the kamancheh, the Persian spiked fiddle and an ambassador for Persian music. Adored worldwide for his enthralling performances, Kalhor is known for his stirring improvisations, exquisite compositions, and extensive collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, Ghazal Ensemble, and orchestras around the world.
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.
In Shakespeare, there are kings, and then there is Lear — rain-raving madman, dad with daughter issues, and a role that actors wait a lifetime to play. In this bold offering from Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran, inimitable Olivier Award-winning actor Sir Antony Sher rises to that teetering throne, giving a career-defining performance as the all-too-trusting monarch in the twilight of his sanity. Beneath a pagan sun that gives way to a bleak winter, Sher's Lear growls, inhabiting the self-searching conscience of a king who — after unwisely divesting his lands to the wrong people — causes heads to roll.
The unforgettable Broadway sensation with music by Tony- and Grammy-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. It's a feel-good celebration packed with nonstop fun...and a kick of pure joy!
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots features a book by Tony-winning theater legend Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. It tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that's ever rocked the runways of Milan…giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.
An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration, and passion where you least expect, Kinky Boots proves that you change the world when you change your mind. Experience the uplifting power of this Tony-winning musical that will raise your spirits to new heights!
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Music and libretto by Gary S. Fagin Includes world premiere screening of documentary film Guns by Nick Davis
Tackling the impact of gun violence in the United States, The Struggle to Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America is a new musical dramatic work that hauntingly gives voice to those involved in the gun debate — victims and their families, law enforcement and perpetrators, politicians and gun enthusiasts.
The libretto is based on audio, video, and written accounts of those living with the aftermath of gun violence or the loss of a loved one, as well as news reports of mass shootings, recordings of 911 calls, and the gun control debates.
Guns tells the interconnected stories of individuals whose lives have been dramatically affected by guns. Complex and powerful, the film will tell stories that are not as simple as they first appear — stories full of richness, irony, and emotional truth — and in so doing, tells the sweeping story of an Issue that defines our time.
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!
Amid the sweeping vistas and grand temples of mystical India, this Russian classic is a glorious epic of eternal love and godly revenge. This season, American Ballet Theatre offers tour-de-force performances by principal dancers as the doomed temple dancer, Nikiya, the warrior who betrays her, Solor, and her archrival in love, Gamzatti. This ballet also features the renowned vision of the "Kingdom of the Shades," showcasing the corps de ballet in gossamer white tutus, filling the stage in sublime unison as heavenly angels.
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.
Written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, Lazarus is a stage musical inspired by Walter Tevis's novel The Man Who Fell to Earth. It features nearly 20 songs in the Bowie catalogue, from singles ("Heroes") to deep cuts ("Always Crashing in the Same Car") to four numbers written specifically for the show ("Lazarus," "No Plan," "Killing a Little Time," "When I Met You"). Now, for one night only, a film of Lazarus's London production gets soundtracked in the flesh by the band who brought the show to life in New York.
The Mama Foundation for the Arts proudly announces the brand new production of their acclaimed musical, Let the Music Play...Gospel! From the creators of Mama, I Want to Sing! — the worldwide musical sensation — Let the Music Play...Gospel! is a musical celebration of a generation, featuring an intergenerational company of performers comprised of both younger and older adults. After a long-running hit engagement in 1988, the joyous concert musical returns 30 years later for an energized remounting.
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.
On the heels of her acclaimed production of Hadestown at New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) and her Broadway debut with Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, multi-Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin returns to NYTW with Caryl Churchill's incisive drama Light Shining in Buckinghamshire. In 1647 England, power is shifting, and amid the chaos and confusion, revolutionaries across the country are dreaming of a new future.
Mint Theater presents a rare reading of Ferenc Molnár's Liliom. This mystical drama tells the story of a shiftless carousel barker ("Liliom" is the Hungarian word for lily and the slang term for "a tough"). Liliom charts the title character's ill-fated love affair with a servant girl named Julie and his attempt to recompense her in the afterlife.
The Lion, the Drama Desk Award-winning piece written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, has redefined the genre of musical theater. Scheuer tells, sings, and plays the turbulent story of his family and his own brush with mortality, supported by a cast of six guitars. Like its hero, The Lion roars.
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.
Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes wigs. Do you ever leave a comedy show saying, "Hmm, that was pretty funny but not enough reading?" Then this is the show for you!
Your hosts Colin O'Brien (JFL New Faces) and Michael Wolf (Comedy Central) love to read. They've read upwards of one book between the two of them and now they want to share that love of literature with you!
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?"
In A Hymn to Her, the all-new show from Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Liz Callaway, Callaway turns to the women who have inspired her to become who she is. Drawing from a vivid group that includes Eydie Gormé, Barbara Cook, Carole King, Billie Jean King, Julia Child, and Nora Ephron, Callaway pays tribute to her "sheroes" in story and song. She made her Broadway debut in Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony nomination for Baby, and won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats for five years. She also won an Emmy for her children's show, Ready to Go.
For the first time since his groundbreaking Joe's Pub production of Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, Ben Rimalower uses an evocative stretch of time, Liza Minnelli's legendary 1979 run at Carnegie Hall, as the blueprint for an original immersive theater experience. Larry Owens — one of the most sought-after multi-hyphenate young artists in theater and comedy today — brings his stamp to the songs, dances, and between-song banter of Minnelli's concert. He doesn't "play" Liza; this performance is neither drag nor impression; it's something wholly fresh and transporting. By simply and satisfyingly assuming the position of the diva — front and center — he offers a provocative parody of pop culture then and now.
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.
What happens when emotions come in conflict with principles, and how do choices under pressure define who we really are? The lobby of a Manhattan apartment building is much more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation. It's a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds. A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop, and her unpredictable partner in a play from the 2017 Oscar-winning writer of Manchester by the Sea. Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Cera, and Chris Evans star; Trip Cullman directs.
Too often, men are pardoned for chauvinistic language, regarding it simply as "locker room talk." This play examines what might happen if a female locker room used similar language. Gender roles are reversed in this athletically stylized work, as waves of arousal inhabit ladies at a gym, stripping them of their traditional values. This satire may or may not answer the burning question behind the female orgasm.
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.
Come and celebrate the story of an ever-changing America with folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary and a cast of young charismatic singers and multi-instrumentalists. This concert version of the acclaimed off-Broadway musical tells the story of American folk from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan and beyond — including the music of Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell, the Byrds, Donovan, Harry Chapin, James Taylor & more, with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen. This inspiring evening of great music includes period costumes, multimedia projections, and sing-a-longs.
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville (Ghosts) reprise their roles in Sir Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of this Eugene O'Neill classic. Unfolding on a summer's day in 1912, Long Day's Journey Into Night offers an emotionally devastating look at the Tyrone family, including retired actor and alcoholic father James, his morphine-addicted wife Mary, and troubled adult sons Edmund and Jamie. Haunted by the past — yet unable to face the truth of their dilemmas — the family members replay feelings of resentment, anger, love, and despair.
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.
In The Lucky Ones, indie-music duo the Bengsons spin a memory-tale of teenage passion, ideals lived to the limits, family shattered, and faith lost — all in hope of finding a way home again. Through soulful electro-folk songs, this driving, semi-autobiographical story grabs joy and grief with the same hand and holds them tightly, in a radical affirmation of being alive. The Lucky Ones features music and lyrics by the Bengsons, a book by the Bengsons and Sarah Gancher, choreography by Emmy Award nominee Sonya Tayeh (So You Think You Can Dance), and direction by Obie, Lortel, and Drama Desk Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marvin's Room).
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.
Since 1970, Lyrics & Lyricists, the pioneering American Songbook series, has celebrated the work of such songwriters as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, and David Zippel. Performers of their work at this series have included Rob Fisher, Kathleen Marshall, Billy Stritch, John Pizzarelli, Ted Chapin, and Mark Lamos.
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 Man Who Found Troy, by award-winning playwright Joseph Krawczyk, is about Heinrich Schliemann, a millionaire who, in 1868, commences to excavate the fabled city of Troy. He is accompanied by his bride, Sophia, a very beautiful 17-year-old Greek girl who consents to wed the very wealthy 47-year-old Heinrich to rescue her impoverished family. She makes a promise to Heinrich that she will, in time, "learn to love him." That pending "love" is the thread that binds together the fascinating story about a ruthless millionaire determined to be "The Man Who Found Troy" and that of his child bride. In this three-actor play, you will also meet some legendary characters from The Iliad: Helen, Menelaus, Achilles, Priam, and Hector. These roles will also be played by the same actors who portray Sophia, Heinrich, and Frank Calvert, the hapless partner of Heinrich Schliemann.
Mangled Beams opens on the morning of September 11, 2001. At an ironworkers' union hall, four Native American men wait to be assigned work. Then the unimaginable happens. Unable to turn their backs on the tragedy, they go to work on the search and rescue effort at Ground Zero. While untangling the beams their fathers and grandfathers helped put in place, they reclaim their identity and find personal redemption.
Written by Romana Soutus
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
In the era of #MeToo, Martyrs is where body is battleground and sisterhood offers shelter.
Cat and Kitten's slumber party has been going on for quite a while. Cat wants to be lifted and Kitten wants to be loved. Tensions rise as Cat and Kitten negotiate restraint versus indulgence, sensuality versus innocence. Their relationship erupts as they uncover how their desires express who they are while also reckoning with how they ruin them. Cat and Kitten pull back the curtain and let you listen to the midnight whispers between girls and their darkness kept secret. Developed by an all-female team, Martyrs is a fall down the rabbit hole of shame, femininity, and food in a world where the body is a battleground and sisterhood offers shelter.
Howard Zinn's celebrated play, starring Bob Weick as Karl Marx, comes "home" to the Soho Playhouse. Marx engages in a passionate, funny, and moving commentary on contemporary American politics and society. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth by attending this show! Festivities to follow the Saturday evening performance.
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.
Matata and Jesse James: An American Tragedy draws on folklore and the historical record to tell a bitter tale about America during the Reconstruction Era — a time in our country when many hoped that poor whites and poor blacks could find common ground, support one another, and build a more equitable and democratic United States.
Matata and Jesse James juxtaposes two Missouri families — that of Matata, a former African-American slave, with that of of Jesse James, known as a friend to the poor who'd fought for the Confederacy. Can these poor Americans find common ground in the Civil War's aftermath? The color line runs deep throughout this country's history and culture.
The toast of 1930s London, Me and My Girl is a delightfully old-fashioned musical about a cockney everyman who wreaks havoc on high society after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hereford. Part music hall frolic, part class-warfare comedy, Noel Gay's infectious score includes "The Lambeth Walk," a dance routine that swept the continent in 1937. In the 1980s, Me and My Girl was revived on both sides of the Atlantic and became a completely unexpected smash all over again. Now, for the first time in nearly 30 years, it's back in New York.
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.
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.
We are all small dots in this city. We can feel this especially when we're on the subway. As different people get off at different stops, it can seem that we have nothing in common. However, there are some magical moments when we feel we are connected. Metro will tell you about these moments.
It's springtime in Paris, 1738. Metromania, a poetry craze, has the city in its grip. Damis, a young would-be poet with a serious case of verse-mania falls for a mysterious poetess from Breton, Meriadec de Peaudoncqville (say it). She turns out to be none other than a wealthy gentleman (yes, that's right) with a touch of the mania himself — looking to unload his sexy but dimwitted daughter, who also just happens to be cuckoo for couplets. Soon scheming servants, verbal acrobatics, and mistaken identities launch a breathless series of twists and turns in this breezy "transladaptation" of a rediscovered French farce by comedic master David Ives (The Liar).
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.
Michael Feinstein continues the Jazz & Popular Song series with a glamorous tribute to an American national treasure: the enchanting Lena Horne (1917 - 2010). Horne was an iconic singer, dancer, actor, and activist who began her career at age 16 in the Cotton Club choir line, appeared in such musical films as Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky, and lit up Broadway stages in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music.
Between her celebrated songbook, inspiring life story, and enduring charisma, Horne offers a perfect concert theme for Michael Feinstein, the "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook." He still remembers the first time he saw Horne perform, noting that she had one of the most exciting stage presences he had ever witnessed.
In the splendor of the Appel Room, Michael Feinstein; the Tedd Firth Big Band; and special guest vocalists Nnenna Freelon, Alexis Morrast, and Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole perform such tunes as "Stormy Weather," "Honeysuckle Rose," and "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," transporting audiences back to magical moments throughout Horne's career.
Michael Feinstein continues the Jazz & Popular Song series with a glamorous tribute to an American national treasure: the enchanting Lena Horne (1917-2010). Horne was an iconic singer, dancer, actor, and activist who began her career at age 16 in the Cotton Club choir line, appeared in such musical films as Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky, and lit up Broadway stages in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music.
Between her celebrated songbook, inspiring life story, and enduring charisma, Horne offers a perfect concert theme for Michael Feinstein, the "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook." He still remembers the first time he saw Horne perform, noting that she had one of the most exciting stage presences he's ever witnessed.
In the splendor of the Appel Room, Michael Feinstein; the Tedd Firth Big Band; and special guest vocalists Nnenna Freelon, Alexis Morrast, and Tony winner Christine Ebersole perform such tunes as "Stormy Weather," "Honeysuckle Rose," and "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," transporting audiences back to magical moments throughout Horne's career.
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.
Miss You Like Hell is a new musical by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes and genre-bending singer-songwriter Erin McKeown. Multi-Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega plays Beatriz, a flawed mom to 16-year-old Olivia and an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation. After living estranged from each other for years, the pair embark on a road trip that crosses state lines. Together they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths in this show with vast heart and fierce humor. Obie Award-winning director Lear deBessonet and choreographer Danny Mefford stage this transcendent work with music that may just find your soul and never leave.
This season, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage returns to the Public Theater with a new drama as moving and incisive as her Broadway debut play, Sweat. Taking audiences on a journey that starts in a game park in Kenya and goes around the world, Mlima's Tale is the story of Mlima, a magnificent elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market. Following a trail of greed and desire as old as trade itself, Mlima leads viewers through memory and fear, history and tradition, and want and need. Obie Award winner Jo Bonney directs this poignant play that reveals the surprising and complicated deals that connect us all.
There's a time and place for a monocle: 2018 and a Bronx high school are neither of them! Mo-to-the-oncle (pronounced MO-to-the-AWN-uh-kuhl) follows Detroit Price Jr., a Bronx teenager who must wear a monocle to school after his dad loses their vision insurance.
Through a succession of quick costume changes, 2017 Pittsburgh Fringe Best Actress winner Melissa Cole portrays eight different characters to chronicle Detroit's difficulty as an anachronistically kind of bespectacled student. The show also features musical numbers from an eclectic range of genres, including rap, R&B, and even country.
Mo-to-the-oncle is written and performed by New York City-based actress, improviser, and comedy writer Melissa Cole. In 2015, Cole was a finalist in the NBC & Upright Citizens Brigade Diversity Showcase, and has performed at the Peoples Improv Theater and Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City.
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.
Moolah is a wild and crazy ride exploring greed, lust, and betrayal in a night of outrageous behavior that is disgracefully funny and unapologetic.
Antny is a smooth-talking bookie, narcissistic, and a homophobe. Sonny is a gay hit man who runs a hair salon in Staten Island. Both spend the evening besting each other's last words and deeds.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The New 42nd Street is honoring J.K. Rowling in absentia with the New Victory Arts Award and hosting a benefit performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre for its annual gala. The event, which includes a strolling supper, provides critical support to the nonprofit's award-winning arts education and youth employment programs. This year, the New 42nd Street celebrates 15 years as the largest provider of live performance and arts education to New York City schools.
New Dramatists will honor Tony and Academy Award winner Denzel Washington at its 69th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. Washington, currently starring on Broadway in The Iceman Cometh, directed by George C. Wolfe, will receive New Dramatists' 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award in the Broadway Ballroom at the New York Marriott Marquis.
HAYDN: Missa Cellensis in C Major, Hob. XXII:8, "Mariazellermesse"
THOMPSON: Frostiana: Seven Country Songs
DAN FORREST: Selections from Jubilate Deo
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5
DAN FORREST: Requiem for the Living
DAN FORREST: Jubilate Deo
Theatre Barn's original core program is the New Works Series, an incubator of new musicals now in its 10th season. New Works Series presents bimonthly "pre-premieres" of untold stories in the early stages of development. As a primary incubator, Theatre Barn serves as the first curator and developer of these untold stories. It considers more than 100 new musicals each year before choosing 12 eclectic stories to present. Its selection process becomes a showcase for burgeoning talent and a powerful platform for feedback on a work in its early stages. At each installment, two new musicals are showcased in front of a live audience as well as a worldwide virtual audience. Since the series's inception, Theatre Barn has presented more than 400 writers in 100 pre-premieres and has amassed a catalogue of nearly 2,000 videos with a million views on its YouTube channel. New Works Series originated at the Daryl Roth Theatre and is now in residency at the Cell.
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.
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.
Tony-, Grammy-, and Emmy-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald performs songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bernstein, and Sondheim, as well as works by other composers — both established and emerging — whom she continues to champion.
The New York Pops honors prolific composer Alan Menken at its 35th birthday gala. The celebratory concert features some of Menken's most beloved compositions, which the New York Pops performs under the music direction of Steven Reineke and with the help of a starry lineup of guest artists. Menken is well known for his musical contributions to works for stage and screen, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Newsies. Following the concert is a black-tie dinner and dance at New York's Mandarin Oriental hotel. Proceeds from this gala will support the New York Pops's PopsEd music education programs.
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.
The Acting Company presents a one-night-only benefit reading of The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams's feverishly poetic 1961 drama. Directed by Michael Wilson, an acclaimed Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winner, an all-star cast led by Tony Award winners James Earl Jones, Amanda Plummer, Elizabeth Ashley; multi-Emmy Award winner Dana Delany, and Drama Desk Award winners Bill Heck and Susannah Perkins breathes new life into one of the last of Williams' major plays. In a ramshackle resort at the edge of the Mexican jungle, a group of troubled travelers seeks shelter from a storm. Based on his 1948 short story, Williams's drama follows a hotel proprietress and the defrocked Southern preacher who turns up on her veranda. A Nantucket portrait artist traveling with her ancient grandfather, a bus full of fuming Texan college administrators, and a party of vacationers collide in this play about the impossible journey to outrun the demons within.
With an open mind, heart, and vagina, Mindy Raf demolishes the romantic comedy and the roles we play in it in her critically acclaimed solo show Not the One: A Love Story. Honing the perfect blend of her stand-up, storytelling, and musical theater chops, Raf demystifies love, loss, and sexuality, and engages her vulnerable, razor-sharp storytelling style to face the complexities of modern love and leave us asking, "Could I ever do that?"
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)
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.
New York's hottest incubator for new dance. Choreographers ranging from experimental to commercial dance create new short works while following the same absurd rule. For the May 3 show, all choreographers must incorporate blindfolds into their dances.
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.
Once on This Island tells the universal tale of Ti Moune (Hailey Kilgore in her Broadway debut), 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 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 Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown has resulted in a world where the timeless power of theater brings people together, moves our hearts, and helps us weather the storm.
New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2017-18 Once Upon a Ballet series. Based on beloved children's stories, these one-hour ballets are the perfect way to introduce children to the wonderful worlds of dance, music, visual art, and literature. In the intimate setting of Florence Gould Hall, audiences truly become part of the action!
In mythic Persia, a daring young woman spins tales to save the kingdom and her life. In modern-day New York, a Jewish man and Palestinian woman fight to find love in a fractured world. This world-premiere musical, adapted from Jason Grote's critically-acclaimed play 1001, reinvents The Arabian Nights, colliding the contemporary and the ancient. Through a genre-bending score, it questions past and present images of the Middle East while exploring the power of story in our everyday lives.
On December 12, 1940, with World War Two raging, a single bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood proudly in Fitzalan Square in Sheffield, from seven stories to just 15 feet of rubble. Only one of the 10 compartments in the hotel's cellars withstood the blast. Trapped within it were four men. Operation Crucible tells their story from beginning to end.
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.
After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the funeral home, there's a problem — her dead body has been stolen. An irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit), Our Lady of 121st Street paints a vivid comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and how old habits die hard.
Bob Sugarman's story of repeated, horrific alien abductions was the inspiration for the 1994 blockbuster Birds of Prey. Decades after the film, Bob is stumbling through a speaking tour, sharing his story with abductee support groups, and imparting the lessons he's learned from a lifetime of contact with our interplanetary visitors.
Imagine the worst thing that could happen to you. Imagine it happening again and again. Imagine the release of just…giving in. A (mostly) one-person play about responsibility, trauma, positive thinking, and aliens.
In 1949, Detroit's Blackbottom neighborhood is gentrifying. Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the owner of Paradise Club, is torn between remaining in Blackbottom with his loyal lover Pumpkin and leaving behind a traumatic past. But when the arrival of a mysterious woman stirs up tensions, the fate of Paradise Club hangs in the balance. The first production of Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau's Signature residency, Paradise Blue, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson) is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.
Paradise Plum is an inspiring Jamaican comedic drama in patois, woven into a tapestry of rhythmic beats, romance, obstacles, and conquest.
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.
Mary Frances (Lois Smith) has lived a good life; she's 90 years old and ready to die. Born to refugees fleeing the Armenian genocide, her last wish is to die peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Her dream collides with reality as three generations of women flood her small New England home to battle for their family's legacy. Mary Frances must navigate the volatile relationships of the children she raised — or die trying.
Smith returns to the stage in this world-premiere production as a tenacious survivor struggling to break the bonds that tie her to life. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances is a wrenching and caustically funny portrait of an American family in crisis.
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.
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.
In A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique), the Wooster Group takes on one of the greatest figures in 20th-century avant-garde theater: the iconic Polish stage director Tadeusz Kantor. The title A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique) comes from one of Kantor's manifestos. It describes a theater that gives the simplest everyday objects – chairs – hallucinatory power to summon up forgotten history and memory. In A Pink Chair, the Wooster Group investigates this theatrical rite of communication with spirits past by exploring Kantor's penultimate production, I Shall Never Return, and through it, Kantor's lifelong obsession with the myth of the return of Odysseus.
The Pipeline Festival showcases the work of the celebrated WP Lab residency for playwrights, directors, and producers. The culmination of the two-year residency, the festival provides a unique opportunity for audiences and industry to access five new plays at various stages of development, ranging from staged readings to full-length workshop productions. True to its name, the festival serves as a pipeline to funnel talented female-identified and trans artists and their work to the forefront of American theater.
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.
Acclaimed off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons honors Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Playwrights Musical Theater Fellowship alumnus Robert Lopez, the Academy and Grammy Award-winning songwriters of Frozen and Coco. Lopez co-conceived and co-wrote the smash-hit musicals Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon, both earning him Tony Awards. Anderson-Lopez's show In Transit made history as the first all-a cappella musical on Broadway.
This gala celebrates the writers' artistic accomplishments and features songs from their repertoire. Funds raised from the evening will provide far-reaching opportunities for playwrights, composers, and lyricists to develop new work; for audiences to experience exciting new stage productions; and for young people to train for arts careers.
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.
Enter The Portal and follow Dante through epic deserts and alpine mountains as he seeks the beautiful and mysterious Beatrice while being pursued by his inner demons. Driven by epic rock music that pulses with tribal and electronic beats, The Portal is part concert, part movie, and part performance. It not only entertains but also immerses the audience in a journey of transcendence and empowerment.
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.
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.
The 2018 Spring Fling, honoring director Kimberly Senior (Disgraced) with the Einhorn Mentorship Award, will benefit Primary Stages's free student matinee program for public high schoolers in NYC. The event is a tasting party featuring a specialty cocktail bar and culinary pairings from Primary Stages's West Village restaurant partners. It also features a presentation of the Einhorn Mentorship Award to Senior, restaurant stations, DJ and comedic entertainment, foodie-inspired raffles (including private wine and cheese tastings), exclusive cooking classes, and special dining experiences.
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This spring, the Down Town Glee Club brings you Prince of the City, celebrating Harold Prince, the legendary Broadway director and producer responsible for such iconic shows as Damn Yankees, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Cabaret, and The Phantom of the Opera, garnering him an astounding 21 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.
In addition, we will have an esteemed guest soloist, Amy Maude Helfer, a mezzo-soprano who is gaining attention as a versatile singing actor, especially noted for her comedic timing and gorgeous voice.
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).
The 2018 spring Public Forum lineup features a series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on the Public Theater's stages. Highlights of the upcoming Forum season include the following...
Civic Salons: monthly brunch-time gatherings in which people can come together in the spirit of community to nurture their minds and bodies. Each month features a different theme and different participants who bring readings, songs, and a keynote address — all chosen in the hopes of inspiring civic engagement and social change.
Who Needs Truth? An Evening of Politics and Performance: If news can be fake and facts have alternatives, how are we to know what's true anymore? Does a post-truth politics tilt toward tyranny? Harvard University professor Michael Sandel leads a debate on the fate of truth in our society. Joining him are an array of artists who set the stage with thought-provoking performances.
The 2018 Poetic Address to the Nation: In this culminating event of the 2018 People's State of the Union, an amazing lineup of playwrights, poets, and musicians create a stirring evening of performances drawn from two weeks of Story Circles across the country, in which ordinary citizens have given voice to their thoughts, feelings, fears, hopes, and aspirations for the state of our union.
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.
Playwright Andrea J. Fulton explores the complex psyche of a black, middle-aged Don Juan who loves to captivate women but falls victim to physical abuse by the women he loves. The 10-character drama will be directed by Kymbali Craig for its world premiere. Ms. Fulton was awarded the 2017 Thomas Barbour Award by the Episcopal Actors' Guild for this play.
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.
Rain has mastered every song, gesture, and nuance of the Beatles, delivering a note-for-note live performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles takes audiences back with songs from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album plus such hits as "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "A Hard Day's Night," "Let It Be," "Come Together," and "Hey Jude."
He has headlined with Neil Patrick Harris in Montreal, won Outstanding Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, starred on his own Netflix show in the U.K., and been nominated for the Australian equivalent of an Emmy. Now, felt-faced performance sensation Randy has just written his first novel and he wants to share a staged reading of it with you. Cursed with stage fright, he begins rambling and ends up sharing a memorable — and very funny, not to mention very adult — discourse on everything from Buddhist thought to the wisdom of McDonald's home delivery service to whether Hemingway's artistic genius was enough to compensate for him being a terrible human being. Randy may share the complexion of Barney the Dinosaur, but Randy Writes a Novel promises to leave you questioning the meaning of life.
After a successful run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "peer-reviewed rapper" Baba Brinkman is bringing his latest critically acclaimed hip-hop comedy, Rap Guide to Consciousness, to the SoHo Playhouse. From March 1-April 29, the Drama Desk Award nominee will shine light on free will, brain cells, and the science of consciousness in this genre-bending performance.
Brinkman's Rap Guides have been lauded by critics, including having been selected as a New York Times critics' pick, for the melding of theater, hip-hop, comedy, and mind-boggling science. With subjects ranging from religion to climate change, Baba combines the intimacy of a one-man show with the humor, wit, and excitement of a rap concert to create an experience that defies genre classifications, a whole new species of theater.
The New Stage Theatre Company presents the US premiere of Rechnitz, written by Nobel Prize-winning Austrian playwright Elfriede Jelinek and directed by Ildiko Nemeth. Examining the silence around a historical event of mind-boggling evil, Rechnitz delves bravely into the psychology of dehumanization, brutality, and denial. The text lays bare the strategies complicit humans use to defuse staggering guilt, and the ways in which these strategies can turn the moral compass of an entire society berserk.
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) continues their 39th season with Rep.
Program: World Premiere / Richard Alston World Premiere / Steven Melendez
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.
When a fiercely independent, workaholic police officer receives an old cassette tape with a message from her big brother on it, she is propelled back to her vibrant childhood and forced to confront a tremendous loss. Replay is an intimate, moving, and life-affirming story about learning to celebrate the past, however painful.
Comedians Anna Roisman & Lauren Brickman share a dark past…musical theater! These former Broadway babies are dusting off their sheet music & inviting some of their favorite comedians to share war stories and sing songs as they revive roles from their musical theater pasts! So in case you missed their fourth-grade production of The Music Man, now's the time to catch it. Anna, Lauren, and the Revival Show house band are excited to finally be on Broadway…almost…at Caroline's!
The dynamic duo are joined this month by Zach Cherry (HBO's Crashing), Rebecca Vigil (Your Love, Our Musical!), Jeff Hiller (Nightcap, Shakespeare in the Park) and legendary star of stage and screen…ROSIE O'DONNELL!
The Revival Show house band is Paolo C. Perez (music director, piano), Derek Swink (drums), and Max Ash (bass).
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.