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The Amazing Max is an "awesome and hilarious live magic show for the whole family" (PBS Kids). What's truly amazing, as magician Max Darwin works miracles during the show, is not only what happens onstage but also what happens in the audience. The enchanted look that spreads across the faces of his young (and not-so-young) fans is hands down astounding. Max conjures a custom experience that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends.
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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.
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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.
Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove unleashes his visionary creativity at the Park Avenue Armory with the North American premiere of his adaptation of Luchino Visconti's desperately dark drama The Damned, performed by the prestigious Comédie-Française in their first New York appearance in over a decade.
Using the screenplay rather than Visconti's 1969 film as a starting point, van Hove traces the disintegration of the wealthy Essenbeck family and their steel dynasty during the seizure of power of the Nazis in 1933. The historic walls of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall form the backdrop for this remarkable production, which employs cameramen prowling among the actors to catch close-ups of key moments that are projected on a massive screen to reflect the ideological debauchery of a society ready to make the most venomous alliances for the benefit of its economic profits. This sharply drawn familial chronicle combines intrigue and ambition with betrayal and murder in the insidious struggle for power, tragic themes that are still rivetingly resonant today.
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.
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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.
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!
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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a disillusioned do-gooder named Kate meets Jaap, a charismatic European making a film about the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island's Dreamland amusement park to ashes. Desperate for something to live for, Kate buys a ticket on the thrill ride of Jaap's passion. The only trick is to keep the roller coaster from running off the rails before it destroys them all. Breaking the boundaries of time and narrative, Fire in Dreamland is a vibrant new play by Rinne Groff that explores the astonishing things we create in the face of devastation.
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!
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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.
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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.
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?"
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.
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Renée Taylor looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway — and just as many fad diets. A self-described "diet junkie," Taylor, in My Life on a Diet, dishes out juicy anecdotes about (and weight loss tips from) such Hollywood legends as Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and Cary Grant. (Taylor used to think that if she ate like a star, she just might live like one). By sharing her highs and lows — on and off the scale — Taylor shows how the ability to laugh can get you through it all.
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You know that thing you're worried about? Us too.
A modern musical comedy with a psychiatric twist, Neurosis is a story about finding happiness, falling in love, and dealing with that little voice in your head along the way.
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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.
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?
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.
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Pushkin, a new verse play written by Jonathan Leaf, examines the final two years in the life of Russia's most enduring poet, Alexander Pushkin. Always quick to take offense, delusional, jealous, forever in debt, and censored by Tsar Nicholas I, Pushkin chronicles the sufferings of an artist of modest rank and mixed race, the confrontation between his exceptional talent and a flawed society, and the painful choice between duty and personal happiness. In his struggles to end serfdom and reform his homeland, Pushkin, Russia's first literary superstar, raised his voice above exile and censorship to turn his art into a substitute for politics, poetically declaring, "Autocratic miscreant, Thee, thy throne I detest."
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A secret redheaded revolutionary organization is taking matters into its own hands, fighting back against imminent extinction and standing up for the rights of redheads everywhere.
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Join us for New Pirate Onboarding as we muster our crew for the maiden voyage of the Pirate Ship Bumbo! We'll cover everything there is to know about how to be a successful pirate, starting of course with the history, applications, and proper appreciation of rum. Follow this tropical spirit from its origins in Persia, through the pivotal role it played in forging colonial empires on both sides of the Atlantic by powering the infamous Triangular Trade, to the creation of classic modern-day drinks like the daiquiri and the hurricane. Along the way, you'll be treated to three complimentary rum drinks, including authentic pirate recipes, while you enjoy traditional sea shanties woven into the Imbible's signature mix of comedy, science, history, and some of the best drinks in New York! Rum and Pirates is a can't-miss for all budding buccaneers seeking spirited adventure on the high seas!
Based on the incredible life of 14th-century English mystic Margery Kempe and inspired by The Book of Margery Kempe, considered by many to be one of the first autobiographies in the English language, The Saintliness of Margery Kempe is a comedic tale about one woman's quest to define life by her own means in a world otherwise dominated by men. A uniquely funny, moving, and thought-provoking play, The Saintliness of Margery Kempe chronicles the journey of a woman ahead of her time as she aspires to saintliness while embarking on the travels of her incredible life.
Writer Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and director Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews) reunite for Skintight, a scorching examination of beauty, youth, and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband's engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who's 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi's son. Who's also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what's on the inside.
An all-new incarnation of the record-breaking Broadway hit comes to NYC!
Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated smash, made history as Broadway's longest-running musical revue. Featuring 36 of the greatest songs of the past century, including showstopping classics like "On Broadway," "Stand by Me," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," "Love Potion No. 9," "Spanish Harlem," "Yakety Yak," and "Charlie Brown," it celebrates the music of legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, the Coasters, and the Drifters.
Featuring a wide-ranging catalogue that illuminates the range of the human experience and celebrates the humor, passion, and heartbreak of everyday life, this classic show now returns to NYC to thrill a new generation of theatergoers with its enduring themes and searing emotions. Smokey Joe's Cafe is directed and choreographed by Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee Joshua Bergasse, whose credits include Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and On the Town, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, and NBC's Smash.
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Are you a cocktail connoisseur? A history buff? A science geek? Or do you just love extraordinary theater? If so, then the Imbible musical comedies are the perfect off-Broadway experience for you! Hailed as "remarkably compelling" by Time Out New York and reviewed by audiences as one of the best off-Broadway shows on Time Out New York, TripAdvisor, and Yelp, A Spirited History of Drinking sweeps audiences along alcohol's 10,000-year history across the globe, accompanied by three complimentary craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of the Backwaiters a cappella group! This groundbreaking show pours through drink history, the science of alcohol, and its economic and political impact on our cultural development, all while brewing beer, distilling spirits, and singing with the Backwaiters. Presented in its entirety in a bar, A Spirited History of Drinking treats audiences to a completely original and thoroughly enjoyable evening of immersive off-Broadway theater!
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Stomp is a fusion of dance, music, and theater. The performers "play" matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and other everyday objects. The resulting sounds and rhythms energize audience members, who have included Quincy Jones and Big Bird. Among Stomp's other claims to fame: two Emmy Awards (for the HBO special Stomp Out Loud), an Oscar nomination, and being an answer on Jeopardy!
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Take your seat in the middle of the action as the Tooting Arts Club serves up Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical masterpiece about a barber, a baker, and a recipe for revenge. This killer show comes to life inside a 360-degree re-creation of London's oldest working pie shop, with a talented ensemble taking to the stage — and counters and tabletops — performing all around you, and sometimes, mere inches away. In this theater, every view is unique, and no one is safe from the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
And to make your experience a true feast for the senses, simply add on the delicious preshow pie and mash, prepared by the Obamas' White House pastry chef — they're anything but the worst pies in London.
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Trainspotting Live captures the passion and controversy of the generation-defining novel and globally successful film, repackaging them into a full-throttled stage show in which the audience is an integral part of the action, including the notorious "worst toilet in Scotland" scene.
Set against a dynamic soundscape of 1980s dance music, Trainspotting Live takes an insightful and brutally honest look at friends Mark Renton, Tommy, Sick Boy, Begbie, and Allison as they live and struggle through the Edinburgh heroin epidemic. This raw and gritty 75-minute stage experience offers a real-life look at the effects of addiction, with all its highs and lows, while bringing to life the classic novel and globally successful film with humor, poetry, and provocatively graphic staging.
A must-see for avid fans of the movie and for Trainspotting Live virgins, it provides a powerfully entertaining experience you won't soon forget! The 1996 British black comedy film Trainspotting was directed by Danny Boyle, starred Ewan McGregor, and quickly achieved iconic status on both sides of the Atlantic. It was the highest-grossing British film of 1996. A sequel, T2 Trainspotting, was released in 2017, again smashing box office records in the UK.
Note: This show is only recommended for audience members age 16 and over. Trainspotting Live contains nudity, strong language, violence, sexual material, and heavy drug and needle use.