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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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Tonya Pinkins — of the hit Broadway musical Jelly's Last Jam, in which she costarred with Gregory Hines — directs Bring It On: The Musical.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
De-Bunker'd is a 75-minute dramedy, wherein a man abducts a woman and keeps her locked down in his bunker. And if that wasn't weird enough, something is definitely off with this estranged kidnapper. But it seems that the only way Abigail is going to escape her underground prison is to do a little digging. Written by Zach Rogers, directed by Carl Pariso, and starring Zach Rogers and Elena Juliano.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
What does it mean to be a woman in the times of the #metoo and #timesup movements? What would our historical sisters have to say about it?
Bringing their "raucous and sublime" music-making to the Flea Theater for the first time, Opera on Tap's credo is that the power of the human voice is best appreciated about 10 feet away, with a beer in hand.
From Sappho and Hildegard von Bingen to present day, this classical cabaret celebrates some of the innermost thoughts, desires, and experiences of women through songs by contemporary composers and poets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The great Baroque painters Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi confess their sins to a heavenly priest in purgatory.
Gentileschi recounts her notorious rape and torture in order to reclaim her legacy and fully illuminate her brilliant life and art.
Caravaggio, confused after his own brutal and untimely death, is searching for forgiveness — or possibly something deeper.
Each night our five-actor troupe performs in front of a live audience, we play movie-themed improv games leading up to the creation of a brand new, never-before-seen 30-minute movie based on suggestions from the audience. The result is hilarity and jaw-dropping artistry.
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.
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.
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.
Paradise Plum is an inspiring Jamaican comedic drama in patois, woven into a tapestry of rhythmic beats, romance, obstacles, and conquest.
Based on the original text The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, this new play explores identity, a culture of violence, and what it means to become a "real boy."
This is not the movie you know. This is the story of a rogue puppet in a world trying to pull all the strings.
Recommended for audiences 18 years and up.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Torn Out Theater, famous for its outdoor, naked Shakespeare productions, returns to Prospect Park with Aphra Behn's famous Restoration comedy, The Rover. This will be the company's first mixed-gender play, and it will use full nudity as a celebration of body freedom and empowerment.
Set in Italy during Carnival, The Rover is a wild-eyed and transgressive story of love, deception, and liberty. For a few enchanted days, the nobility of Europe can become anyone they like — nuns turn into libertines, pirates into socialites, and lovers into strangers. Safe behind the secrecy of their masks, they mingle and play, looking for love, and finding danger.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary of creating and producing brand new chamber operas, Rhymes With Opera chose one of the oldest fairy tales in western culture. The story of Rumpelstiltskin, collected by the Brothers Grimm, dates as far back as the 17th century. In our Rumpelstiltskin, insatiable greed, bargaining, magic, unconditional love of a child, and a sense of home were themes that we spun into music in this modern take on a very old story. The title character is a fantastical creature who grapples between the two sides of their personality, and is reflected in the creative process of the opera — a collaborative work with music by RWO coartistic directors Ruby Fulton and George Lam, and an original libretto by John Clum.
What is it about Rumpelstiltskin that made it last for over 4,000 years? And why are we turning it into an opera? Come see Rhymes With Opera's world premiere and become part of the magic in this modern fairy tale.
Saturday at 6pm: the perfect time to get your jaded mind blown by four improv ensembles. Will the neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you?
The Rundown features different groups at each performance that unite veteran performers with up-and-comers ready to bring it.
The classical comedy of disguise, misunderstandings, and practical jokes that has be cracking up audiences for over 200 years. Miss Hardcastle, faced with suitor who is too shy to look her in the face, must stoop to being a maid just to have conversation with her intended. Missing jewels, mistaken identities, and outright lies confuse all until a very happy ending.
The main attraction didn't show up, but the kids still want to see a comedy show! So improvisor Peter Michael Marino is gonna make one up on the spot and have the kids (and adults) help write, direct, and design it. What could possibly go wrong? From the creator of the critically acclaimed improvised comedy Show Up comes a fresh, fun, interactive twist on the traditional kids' show. For kids ages 4-10 and their guardians. Directed by Michole Biancosino & the kids.
Back for YEAR EIGHT, the critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of world-premiere plays returns with seven brand-new, commissioned selections!
This year, a fresh batch of lauded playwrights riff on the theme of "Chemistry."
WORLD PREMIERE PLAYS by Mario Correa, Jahna Ferron-Smith, Jon Kern, Daniel Joseph McCabe, Mara Nelson-Greenberg, Erica Saleh & Amy Staats
Stand Up NY is one of New York City's premiere venues for standup comics. It features some of the best comedians performing in NYC, nationally, and on TV. Surprise drop-ins have included Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright, and Robin Williams.
The Story of Tap: 20th Anniversary is a continuation of a series originally done at Dixon Place for six evenings in 1998 and 2005. It returned for one night in 2015 and 2017, and comes back again this year. It is a narrative of tap dance rather than some definitive history of it. Hank Smith will engage in conversation with performers about tap and associated art forms. Film clips will be shown and the performers will cover different perspectives on experience by telling their stories through words, movement, and music. It's all an improvisation. The story keeps going…
While many children's theater troupes tell stories to kids, The Story Pirates believe that every kid has a story to tell. Made up of professional actors, improv comedians, and teaching artists, this troupe uses stories written by elementary school students as source material for over-the-top, sidesplitting musical plays. With songs, props, music videos, and puppets, the Story Pirates bring to life onstage what children have put down on paper (and computer).
At a typical show, there is no typical. Topics range from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime to the eternal love between the devil and a guy she meets at Starbucks. It's a world where cats can fly and Tickle Monsters have been known to take over the world. If the show sells out, the audience is treated to ice cream and cookies at the end!
Sundays@Six is a free reading series focused on works-in-progress. The WorkShop Theater presents sit-down readings of new and revisited scripts by company playwrights and of projects initiated by company artists. Most of the readings are followed by a moderated dramaturgical discussion.
What happens when we disappear in order to survive, softening our edges and blurring our outlines to the point of invisibility so that the people around us will, well…keep us around? Surfer Girl, Leslye Headland's one-woman play exploring the sin of sloth as part of her Seven Deadly Plays cycle, tackles these questions. Not exactly homeless, never quite broke, always ready to become whomever she needs to be in order to stick around just a little bit longer, Surfer Girl chronicles a young woman's affectless journey through life as she combats that inert state of mind that gives rise to her loss of self and to...couch surfing.
Then She Fell is a fully immersive, multisensory experience in which only 15 audience members per performance explore a dreamscape where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into a lushly designed world. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an Alice-like experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes, encounter performers one-on-one, unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history, use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets, and imbibe elixirs custom designed by one of NYC's foremost mixologists.
The program, produced by women, features five original one-act plays that cumulatively ask provocative questions about the definition of "family" in 2018. All five plays are also cowritten and/or codirected by women and deal with issues that include race, homophobia, infidelity, neglect, abandonment, and forgiveness (to name but a few) in poignant and often comedic ways.
Nick Kanellis and Peter McNerney (Statues of Liberty) team up with Magnet Theater veteran Leslie Korein to form a brand-new improv trio with one purpose: rockin' a seamless, high-energy, character-driven, free-form improv set every week.
In 1955, a computer visionary struggles to realize her dream of creating a program that can fool humans into thinking it's one of them. In 1973, an outcast hacker races to uncover why this miraculous program and its inventor have been written out of history. Side by side, as their lives unfold and their destinies intertwine, both grapple with their own journeys toward equality.
A comedy of honor, Ana Caro's 17th-century play criticizes the social customs of her era, notably the position of women, in a parody of the erotic myth of Don Juan. The play is considered especially remarkable because of its uncommon depiction of its heroine, Leonor, in a storyline whose happy ending finds a woman having solved her own misfortune without the help of a man.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System.
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.
We Are a Masterpiece takes place at the dawn of the AIDS crisis, when the disease was still a mystery. In Kalamazoo, Michigan, Joan, a no-nonsense nurse, becomes a sort of fairy godmother to the town's gay community when no one else will step up to care for them as they die one by one. She becomes their friend, their mother, their sister, as they navigate life and death with this new plague: caring for them, taking in John — an artist who becomes like a son to her, burying the dead on her property. Out of the ashes of their collective lives, lifelong bonds are forged and beauty is found even at the darkest of moments.
Inspired by punk-rock house bands, interactive game shows, documentaries, and Herman Melville's seminal masterpiece Moby Dick, Hit the Lights! Theater Company invites you to catch a glimpse of the world that brought us a certain legendary white whale and the men that hunt him. Diving into the unknown, HTL! explores the classic title using their iconic shadow puppetry, the interplay between darkness and light, sea shanties, and the curiosity and terror of the sea.
Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore falls for banker's son Tony Kirby. When she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family — including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof, fledgling ballerina sister Essie, and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul — might be too eccentric for the staid Kirby's.