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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick, Company XIV's latest show reimagines Munro Leaf's classic children's tale "The Story of Ferdinand" as an erotic all-male baroque-burlesque spectacle. Soothe (or stoke) summer's sizzle with flirtation, opulence, and exquisite cocktails from the bar. Roll around the Spanish hillside and enjoy a bullfight in the XIV ring, where a ferocious, fertile matador challenges dear Ferdinand to a duel. Will Ferdinand rise to the occasion or succumb to the field of flowers?
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Heather Headley made her Broadway debut as Nala in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King and went on to win Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her critically acclaimed portrayal of the title role in Aida. She also earned an Olivier Award nomination for her West End stage debut in The Bodyguard and returned to Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple. In Broadway My Way, Headley presents an evening of beloved Broadway songs as well as several personal selections, all arranged specifically for her voice.
The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series continues with an installment honoring singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette. Performers include Broadway stars Alex Boniello (Dear Evan Hansen), Lauren Patten (Fun Home), Ben Thompson (Waitress), and American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook (Kinky Boots). This one-night-only event features new arrangements of Morissette's hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra.
The acclaimed concert series Broadway Sings presents the spinoff Broadway Sings: Unplugged. The new series features acoustic, "unplugged" versions of brand-new arrangements that were written for the original. Eight different Broadway performers sing in one show each month. Among them are such fan favorites as Jelani Alladin (Frozen), Corey Cott (Bandstand), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Amber Iman (Shuffle Along), Aisha Jackson (Frozen), Corey Mach (Kinky Boots), Tiffany Mann (Waitress), and Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture). The schedule of featured music is as follows...
August: Whitney Houston
September: Justin Timberlake
October: The Beatles
November: Sara Bareilles
December: Lady Gaga
January: Bruno Mars
May: David Bowie and Prince
June: Kelly Clarkson
July: Alanis Morissette
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.
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.
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.
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.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
Film, television, and theater icon Nathan Lane is the honoree of the Drama League's 35th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway. The black-tie event pays tribute to Lane, a multi-Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Obie, Emmy, and Drama League Distinguished Performance Award winner. Honoring him are performances by stars of stage and screen. Past performers at Drama League benefit galas have included Liza Minnelli, Carol Kane, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Angela Lansbury, Tony Bennett, Nick Jonas, and Kermit the Frog.
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the Museum of Jewish Heritage copresent Fiddler Talks: From Anatevke to Broadway and Back Again, a special Fiddler on the Roof-themed Wednesday evening series. Speakers include Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning lyricist), Joel Grey, Austin Pendleton (the original Motel on Broadway), and Ruth Wisse (professor of comparative and Yiddish literature at Harvard).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Max von Essen, currently starring in the hit Broadway production of Anastasia, returns to Birdland with his old-fashioned new show celebrating the best of Broadway and the American Songbook. Once again, Billy Stritch is his musical director for the evening, with Steve Doyle on bass, Daniel Glass on drums, and Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on cello.
Von Essen is best known for his recent portrayal of Henri Baurel in An American in Paris on Broadway, a role that earned him nominations for the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Grammy Awards. He also appeared on Broadway in the revival of Evita, the revival of Les Misérables, Dance of the Vampires, and Jesus Christ Superstar.
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.
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.
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.
New Songs Now is an unplugged concert series that gives inventive songwriters the opportunity to test out new material in a low-key, fun environment. Each night, two different songwriters share selections of their work, followed by a conversation with the artists to demystify the songwriting process.
The 2018 New Songs Now songwriters include Jen Goma, Georgia Stitt, Rebecca Hart, Or Matias, Nehemiah Luckett, Jonathan Larson Award winner Melissa Li, Simone Allen, Drama Desk nominee Helen Park, LPfunK, and Tony Award nominee Lucas Steele. Postshow facilitators include OBIE, Lortel, and Drama Desk award winner Anne Kauffman, Tony, NYDCC, OBIE, and Outer Critics Circle (OCC) Award winner Lisa Kron, OCC nominee Paul Scott Goodman, Natasha Sinha, and OBIE Award winner Eisa Davis.
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 Pops hosts its annual cabaret fundraiser, this year starring Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Faith Prince. One of Broadway's leading ladies, Prince is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls opposite Nathan Lane. This event includes a pre-concert champagne reception, a music education demonstration led by PopsEd teaching artists, and dinner with wine pairings, followed by Prince's performance.
Proceeds from the event support the New York Pops's PopsEd music programs, which reach more than 5,000 New York City students each year throughout NYC's five boroughs. PopsEd allows students of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with fun, using composition, lyrics-writing, performance, and mentorship to foster learning and creativity.
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
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.
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
These three shows in repertory are not to be missed!
The After Dinner Joke, written by Cary Churchill and directed by Cheryl Faraone, explores the life of a young idealist determined to do good and avoid the political; chaos ensues. Howard Barker's The Possibilities, directed by Richard Romagnoli, features a quartet from an evening of parables that fall short of fully communicating the human experience. Last up is Brecht on Brecht, a theatrical collage culled from the writings of Bertolt Brecht, assembled by George Tabori.
Pump Boys and Dinettes, a band as well as a show, ran for 577 performances on Broadway in 1982-83 while earning a Tony nomination for Best Musical. The original cast — Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, Jim Wann, John Foley, John Schimmel, and the late Mark Hardwick — were downtown New Yorkers with Southern musical roots. Now, for the first time since their Broadway run, the creators of this pioneering work for actor-musicians will be onstage together to play and sing their score and tell their stories. Bob Stillman will join on piano.
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.
The original NYC dueling pianos show! An all request, rock n roll party featuring two of the top piano entertainers on the East Coast. Come singalong, dancealong, drinkalong and laughalong with all your favorite songs. A four hour, nonstop interactive show with roasts, games, toasts, shot giveaways and much more! From Billy Joel to Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, anything goes. For groups of 2, 20 or 200, bring your birthdays, bachelorettes and special occasions to Dueling Pianos!
Show Time! The First 100 Years of the American Musical is created, written, and performed by UnsungMusicalsCo.'s founder Ben West, a 2017 recipient of Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award. Developed over the past four years from more than 20 archives in over 10 states, Show Time! features over two dozen songs in an electrifying live-action documentary that weaves music and performance through a narrative of world, cultural, and theater history, telling the remarkable story of this uniquely American art form and charting its evolution from the mid-1800s through 1999.
Bruce Springsteen himself on his Broadway debut: "I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible. I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters, which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I've played in the last 40 years. My show is just me, the guitar, the piano, and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken; some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value."
Climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Get a close look at the magnificent stained glass windows and study the grand architecture of the nave while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a wonderful view of the Morningside Heights area of Manhattan. Space is limited to 20 people 12 years of age and older, and reservations are recommended.
New York's Busiest Comedy Club located in the Heart of Times Square.
All shows are 90 minutes long and feature 4-5 Comics + your Host (Featured Talent seen on MTV, Vh1, BET, Comedy Central and comedy clubs across the country).
Nightly Showtimes: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 (& 1:15am Friday and Saturday Nights Only)"
Featuring former members of Broadway's hit musical, Beatlemania, Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing audiences as close to a real Beatles concert as possible. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour, beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: The White Album, Abbey Road & Let It Be.
Strings Attached features four of New York City's premier six-string jazz masters on a single stage — Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Ron Affif, and Mark Whitfield. They join forces as Strings Attached for a uniquely spectacular show with special guest Peter Bernstein.
Symphonie Fantastique — the singularly inspired creation of designer, director, performer, and master puppeteer Basil Twist, set to the revolutionary 1830 score by composer Hector Berlioz — returns to New York City on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. Hailed as a creative masterpiece when it premiered, Symphonie Fantastique unfolds in the most unlikely of places — a 1,000 gallon water tank in which five unseen puppeteers swirl countless pieces of fabrics, feathers, fishing lures, flashlights, glitter, dyes, plastic, vinyl, and bubbles of all shapes and sizes, creating a dreamlike world of imagination and surreal storytelling. At the piano is Christopher O'Riley, who's been a soloist with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony. He's also the host of NPR's From the Top, now in its 15th year.
A one-day event dedicated to the vitality of Broadway, TEDxBroadway continues a long tradition of presenting a variety of speakers and topics to contribute to the overall question of the day: "What's the best Broadway can be?" This year's speakers include the following:
· Shakina Nayfack plays Lola on the Hulu comedy series Difficult People and is the founding artistic director of Musical Theatre Factory, where she has supported the development of over 100 new musicals, including an autobiographical rock musical about her gender confirmation titled Manifest Pussy.
· Michael Riedel is the theater columnist for the New York Post and host of On the Town with Michael Riedel on AM 970. His New York Times bestseller, Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway, won the Marfield Prize for nonfiction writing about the arts in 2016. Michael is a frequent guest on Imus in the Morning, the Mark Simone Show on WOR and the Tom Shillue Show on Fox News Radio. He's currently at work on a sequel to Razzle Dazzle.
· Shaina Taub is a New York-based songwriter and performer. Ars Nova's 2012 composer-in-residence and the winner of a Jonathan Larson Grant, she made her Lincoln Center solo concert debut in the center's 2015 American Songbook series. Currently, she's an artist-in-residence at Joe's Pub.
· David Yazbek's varied career as a recording artist, Emmy Award-winning TV and film writer, music producer, and pianist has led to him becoming one of Broadway's preeminent composer-lyricists. Three of his shows — The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown — have been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Score. He's also received three Grammy Award nominations and a Drama Desk Award. His most recent musical is The Band's Visit.
Sometimes it's good to have a good laugh. But others it's even better to have a good scare. That's where Times Scare's Haunted House comes in. We're far too accustomed to enjoy haunted houses only when Halloween comes around. But throughout the year we're constantly seeking the same thrill, and the neighborhood bar certainly isn't going to cut it. The Haunted House at Times Scare is one experience that constantly keeps locals and visitors alike coming back for more. Just when you think you may know what lurks around the corner, there's always an even bigger surprise in store the next time you visit. Some of the most talented actors in the city are a part of this experience, and trust us when we say this, they're just dying to scare you.
Embark on a hysterical musical voyage as Celine Dion casually rewrites history by recounting her priceless and indulgent interpretation of what happened aboard the Titanic. Backed by a full band and showstopping musical arrangements of such hits as "My Heart Will Go On," "Power of Love," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," "Because You Loved Me," and "I'm Alive," the quick-witted cast of Titanique: In Concert features Broadway favorites Marla Mindelle (Sister Act) as Celine, Constantine Rousouli (Cruel Intentions) as Jack Dawson, and Alex Ellis (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Rose DeWitt Bukater.
Forty-five years after its original release, The Who's album Tommy — a classic rock classic — gets a bluegrass tribute. Composed as a rock opera by guitarist Pete Townshend, Tommy presents the life experience of a deaf, blind, and mute boy, including his relationship with his family. Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, an all-acoustic rendition of the album, reinvents the original while also respecting it. Conceived and produced by SXSW cofounder and longtime musician Louis Jay Meyers, the revamped album features The HillBenders, a bluegrass band based in Springfield, Missouri.
Top of the Rock is an experience in history and scenery that culminates with unparalleled views of New York City from the newly opened Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Center, in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Visit during the day to see the splendor of the city unfold beneath you or visit at night and see the city sparkle.
There's a certain peace at 70 stories above the city, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck was conceived with the express purpose of keeping that peace uninterrupted. Panels of fully transparent safety glass -- the only thing between visitors and the city -- are crystal clear for unobstructed, open-air viewing. A reserved-ticketing system is designed to ensure the deck is easily accessible and the experience is always amazing.
The view itself is unique and astonishing. Unobstructed for 360 degrees from the 70th floor, the breathtaking landscape stretches for miles in every direction. It includes a panorama of Central Park and the northern half of Manhattan that cannot be found anywhere else. New York's other landmarks are visible as well, including the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. It is, quite simply, the most spectacular view in New York City.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, open 365 days a year, is the ideal perch to watch the seasons unfold or simply to take in an amazing sunset.
DESIGNED FOR GUESTS OF EVERY AGE
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 365 days a year with the last elevator going up at 11 p.m.
NYC-Urbana hosts Urbana Poetry Slam, weekly poetry slams at the Bowery Poetry Club. NYC-Urbana is a quirky and eccentric series, and even though they've featured some of the biggest names in poetry - Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Galway Kinnell, Saul Williams, and almost every national slam champion - they remain warm and welcoming for all kinds of poetic voices: political, confessional, musical, and spiritual. The series has actually won the national poetry slam championship a record three times (1997, 2000, 2002.
The illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and popular repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, and holiday favorites.
The stories of Times Square, the infamous tales and the backstage secrets, are shared by our talented Walkin' Broadway Guides (when they are not working in a theater themselves!) The unique aspect of Walkin' Broadway - an Official Times Square Walking Tour is the voices of the very stars and personalities that have created your favorite shows. Over 40 famous personalities - including producers, actors, directors, designers, theater owners, and industry specialists - are woven into the tour. In addition to the magical voices that whisper secrets into your ears, you'll also hear music of Broadway shows. It will send chills down your spine and make you dance down the street!
Discover the secrets of your favorite neighborhood or museum on a Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt. You won't be collecting objects (put back that statue!) but searching for answers to tricky and humorous questions. You can decipher a message in the sky in Central Park, find out what to do with a "fun goon" in Chinatown, track ghosts in Greenwich Village, solve a murder mystery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and much more. No knowledge of any hunt location is required — you just need a sharp mind and a good pair of shoes.
YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off Seven Epic Concerts with the Play for Peace Concert. The program for this very first concert of YPHIL's will include the World Premiere of Faruk Kanca's Ornament Overture, orchestra participant Yigit Karatas performing Édouard Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21, and famous cellist Gjilberta Luca soloing in the American Première of Nimrod Borenstein's Concerto for Violoncello and String Orchestra, Op. 56B. The evening will be conducted by Peter Breiner and will include blended Western and Eastern music traditions, adding ethnic instruments to symphony orchestra. Unique traditional instruments from Tunisia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Columbia, Nicaragua, and many more, will be heard along with violins, drums and piano.