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Following four wildly successful U.K. runs, the new stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece comes to New York. One of the most widely referenced and best-known fiction titles of all time, 1984 has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 65 languages. Now Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan have adapted this iconic novel for the theater.
The Tony Awards honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. The awards have a tradition, dating back to 1997, of taking place at Radio City Music Hall. The show was held there every year since then until 2010 — except when the music hall underwent renovations in 1999 — and again from 2013 to 2015. This year the awards return once again to their historic venue. They are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The Lucille Lortel Awards recognize excellence in off-Broadway theater by honoring the contribution of artists in that community. Among the special honors to be presented this year is the Lifetime Achievement Award, which will go to costume designer William Ivey Long. A multiple Lortel Award nominee, Long is also a 15-time Tony Award nominee and 6-time winner. Lynn Nottage, another honoree, will get her name added to the famed Playwrights' Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose plays have been nominated for multiple Lortel Awards. Among them is Ruined, which received the 2009 Lortel Award for outstanding play. Theater executive Harold Wolpert will be honored with the Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award. Mr. Wolpert recently stepped down from his post as managing director of the Roundabout Theatre Company after 11 years. During his career, he led all management, finance, administration, production, marketing, operations, and labor relations for some of the largest and most recognized not-for-profit theatre companies in the country. These three honorees will receive their awards at a ceremony that members of the public may attend.
In 8 in Show, emerging and established choreographers of all dance forms showcase short new works.
First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatrical awards chosen by the entire theatre community – specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and off-Broadway productions. The membership includes award-winning actors, designers, directors, playwrights, producers, industry veterans, critics and dedicated audiences from across the nation.
887 Murray Avenue, Quebec City, Canada: The apartment complex where renowned director Robert Lepage (The Blue Dragon) spent his youth comes to life as a bewitching, tech-saturated dollhouse in this deeply personal solo work. Populated with miniature neighbors and family members as well as stories embedded in rooms, walls, and windows, 887 constructs an evocative memory palace. As Lepage revisits his childhood home and other brilliantly reconfigured spaces from his past and present — among them his current Quebec City flat and the front seat of his father's taxi — he unearths a life's worth of memories, sifting in the process through the things we can't seem to recall and those we aren't able to forget.
Inspired by a true story and based on the nine circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno, the play centers on Daniel Reeves, who is arrested and prosecuted for acts that he may have committed while serving in the U.S. Army during the Iraq War. Thrown into a labyrinth of military bureaucracy, the confused and troubled teenager tries to navigate layers of commanding officers, public defenders, pastors, army psychiatrists, and, essentially, his own personal hell.
From the author of War Horse comes a full arsenal of live music, dance, and visual high jinks! The theater company Kneehigh and Emma Rice, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, return to St. Ann's Warehouse with 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, adapted from the novella by Michael Morpurgo. This true tale of local townsfolk and the African-American soldiers sent to rehearse the Normandy invasion from their shores explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. Seen through the lens of a little girl and her lost cat, 946 takes its title from the number of casualties sustained during these bungled maneuvers — a secret kept, until now, by the American and British governments.
New York City's finest improvisers join forces with the city's finest poets in a unique format: part comedy, part poetry, part theater, part UNPREDICTABILITY. It all begins with an exquisite corpse (aka poem) written collaboratively by the audience. After that the improvisers delve in, building a world around the themes and imagery of the poem, populating it with a cast of characters who are funny, tragic, and in between. Fueling the proceedings is the work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the world. (Among the cast are performers and poets featured on This American Life, the Onion, and Chicago's Second City.) The whole shebang ends with the performance of a poem inspired by the show and written on the spot.
Citing the embodied practice of Afro-diasporic dance forms, Abby Zbikowski creates works that pay homage to the effort of living, tactics of survival, and the aesthetics produced as the result. Her newest work, abandoned playground, continuously and relentlessly asks, "What is the necessity of physical rigor, and how can masochism be harnessed for its transformative properties?" In this dance event, 10 performers willfully engage in the brutal action of hyper-physical dance, exposing the process of decomposition and reclamation of their physical and mental states.
The Abrons Arts Center is an Obie Award-winning performing and visual arts program. It supports the creation and presentation of innovative, multidisciplinary work. Exhibit A? The center's spring season of boundary-pushing theater, dance, and performance, including the following:
- the eighth annual American Realness festival (January 5-15)
- the 2017 OpenICE season, featuring an array of chamber, electro-acoustic, improvisatory, and multimedia work (January 23, March 3-5)
- Dutch choreographer Jan Martens' Sweat Baby Sweat, which covers the lifetime of one man and one woman in one hour (January 27 and 28)
- a return of Richard Maxwell's acclaimed Good Samaritans, presented by New York City Players (February 8-March 4)
- Your Hair Looked Great, a series of motivational speeches and TED-style talks that asks us what defines the good life and how we define success (February 9-25)
- Real Talk / Kip Talk, a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, hosted by Kippy Winston (February 25 and April 15)
- The Terrifying, a premiere from Minor Theater, which brings horror movies to live theater and experiments with sound, darkness, silence, and suspense (March 12-April 2)
- Aynsley Vandenbroucke, who uses experimental literary devices to create a series of live, three-dimensional essays
- Mourning Becomes Electra, continuing Target Margin Theater's two-season exploration of Eugene O'Neill (April 26-May 20)
- Keen (Part 2), an exploration of that which we avoid: the contours of grief (June 1-11)
- the premiere of Raw Bacon from Poland, from 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Christina Masciotti (June 1-17)
- Dylan Crossman's dance piece Here We Are, which uses movement and an electronic soundscape to explore the concept of humanity within formalism (June 15-17)
The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's videotapes hidden in a bedroom closet. The boy subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife-to-be and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality.
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, videos, and off-color fantasies while you roll in the aisles. However, it's not all laughs in this layered show, which ends on a touching moment of redemption as he struggles to find true love and perspective through real-life relationships.
So come have some good dirty fun with The Accidental Pervert! Oh, and leave the little ones home. The show has mature themes and is meant for audience members over 16.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1,000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York!
• Award-winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner of a 2013 Best Comedy Award in Panama City, Panama!
The Actors' Temple celebrates its centennial with an entertainment-packed dinner and show. The Temple, which has served as a spiritual home, meeting place, and performance venue for generations of show business professionals and luminaries, honors actresses Tovah Feldshuh, Jackie Hoffman (both of whom will perform at the gala), and Barbara Bova. Featured entertainers are Andrew Beall (composer of Song of Solomon), singers Anna Bergman and Adrienne Haan, comedian Bob Greenberg, and concert violinist Marina Kifferstein.
The event, produced by Carol Ostrow, supports the temple's mission to provide a dynamic spiritual home for Jews and a creative home for Jewish and non-Jewish artists who can use its affordable jewel-box theater — a unique resource for New York's wide-ranging theater community— in the heart of Hell's Kitchen. A 100th Year Capital Campaign to preserve the temple's historic building at 339 West 47th Street is also being launched. Constructed in 1923, the Actors' Temple building is a federally designated national landmark.
A compelling play written by the talented and award-winning playwright Peter DeAnda, Adam is set on the Caribbean island of Bimini, in the Hall of the U.S. House of Representatives, and in Harlem's famed Abyssinian Baptist Church. Timothy Simonson gives a solo tour de force performance as the charismatic Adam Clayton Powell Jr. on his political journey as Harlem's first black Congressman, who represented his district from 1945 to 1971.
African Footprint celebrates the diversity of South Africa, uniting the creative talents of choreographers, musicians, writers and performers from all walks of life. This is a performance that reflects the true South Africa, one that captured the sense of history and hope for the future that the people carry in them. This is an explosive and emotional performance that was televised around the world and seen by over 250 million viewers. It was an instant hit and went on to become not only the first musical to feature a mixed race cast, but also the longest running musical in South African history!
Aging Magician is an epic new opera-theater work that tells the story of Harold, an aging clockmaker near the end of his unusual life. A string quartet and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus help him uncover his legacy as the stage of the New Victory Theater is transformed into a living, breathing instrument. Creators Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter), Rinde Eckert, Paola Prestini, and Mark Stewart bring together the worlds of music, theater, puppetry, instrument-making, and scenic design to paint this poignant allegory of time, youth, and the peculiar magic of ordinary life — or perhaps the ordinary magic of a peculiar life.
A swinging, rip-roaring musical tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance, Ain't Misbehavin' opened on Broadway in 1978 as a musical revue of jazz legend Fats Waller's popular songbook, was nominated for numerous awards, and won the 1978 Tony for Best Musical.
The Tony Award-winning hit!
Disney's smash-hit movie Aladdin finally makes its way to the Broadway stage! Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) and featuring the classic Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice score with songs like "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," Aladdin will use a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Aladdin is sure to bring joy and laughter to the whole family!
Fourteen-year-old best friends Jenny and Emily are hungry for experience and eager for "real life" to begin, and in suburban South Carolina in the late '80s, experience equals boys. Emily chooses her senior crush from the high school play, and Jenny a man she's seen at her family's church. With parallel stories that take tricky and terrifying turns, Erica Schmidt's All the Fine Boys dives deep into the fascinations and complications of sexual awakening and the first painful gasps of adulthood.
The building housing New York's longest-running off-Broadway show will be converted to condos after the 10,000th performance. Even though the show, embedded in pop culture, will continue to be produced around the world from high schools to legitimate stages, the original production, half-forgotten in NYC, will close. The cast, crew, and zealous fans are forced to deal with this announcement and the reality of the closing. At various ages and points in their careers, each has a unique dilemma. For some, it may be a paralyzing blow and career-ender. For others, it may be an opportunity to move forward. All the while, as long as there is a giant dancing and singing pickle with a twang, there is always a glimmer of hope.
Note to attendees: Please don't give away the shocking ending.
Amateur Night at the Apollo is live entertainment with a history. This weekly talent competition began in 1934 and within months became a leading showcase for emerging performers. Among its early winners was a 15-year-old Ella Fitzgerald. Since then the series has launched the careers of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill.
Today Amateur Night attracts performers and audiences from around the world. Audience members, known for their toughness and expectation that contestants "be good or be gone," gleefully choose the winners.
The Amazing Max bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectator's faces. "An awesome and hilarious live magic show" PBS Kids. "Max Darwin is indeed amazing " Time Out Kids. "His ability to astound is something to see" Huffington Post. This show is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families in town today.
Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo returns to Broadway in Amélie, a new musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film. Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small yet surprising acts of kindness that bring joy to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she'll have to risk everything and say what's in her heart. Come be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner. In these uncertain times, Amélie is someone to believe in.
Amélie is directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). The musical has a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony nominee Craig Lucas (The Light in the Piazza) and an original score by Daniel Messé and Nathan Tysen.
This one-night-only event celebrates one of Broadway and Hollywood's most dynamic and prolific songwriting duos. The Tony-winning team of John Kander and Fred Ebb brought us the classic musicals Cabaret and Chicago as well as cult classics like Kiss of the Spider Woman and Steel Pier. Enjoy the sultry melodies and sophisticated lyrics of songs such as "Willkommen," "All That Jazz," "Liza With a 'Z,'" and "New York, New York."
After their father's death, two unhinged siblings reunite with Amy, their movie-loving sister who has Down syndrome. Together they careen down the Long Island Expressway, navigating strip malls, traffic jams, and some serious (and not-so-serious) family drama. An unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives...and the fact that Amy may be the only one who knows her own mind. Written by Lindsey Ferrentino, who made her New York debut at Roundabout Theatre with Ugly Lies the Bone, and directed by Scott Ellis (The Elephant Man), Amy and the Orphans is a rollicking ride that proves it's never too late to follow a new road.
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway musical Ragtime, Anastasia takes audiences through the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. Anya, a brave young woman, sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, she enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to find her home, love, and family.
Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Fellow Tony winner Darko Tresnjak directs.
Henry Naylor returns to this year's Brits Off Broadway festival with a double bill of provocative theater. Angel is inspired by the story of a modern legend: a female sniper who struck fear into the hearts of jihadists and held ISIS in check for over a year in war-torn Syria. Echoes, back by popular demand after its too-short, sellout run last year, tells the parallel stories of two women born 175 years apart: a Victorian pioneer who wants to build an empire and a present-day Islamic schoolgirl who wants to build a caliphate. These two staggering stories continue to haunt audiences long after the curtain goes down.
Angels Among Us highlights the journey of 9 characters living through the worst days of their lives, but little do they know that everything happens for a reason... even if they don't quite see any hope just YET.
Presented in a series of 4 coherent and connected vignettes, our characters learn that sometimes they have to get through absolute devastation in order to experience the divinity and joy in their lives. As they learn to overcome their fears and let go of what they can't control, they might just be able to connect with a higher part of themselves and find understanding, peace, and happiness...
This play explores the complicated nature of the human experience and the struggles we all face through having to feel our pain, joy, growth, fear, and surrender, while having to evolve and face our mortality...
A five-star hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and winner of the Best Play Award at the Adelaide Festival, Angry Young Man is a fast-paced comedy in which a surgeon from the Middle East arrives in London in search of work and a new life. Instead, through a series of hilarious mistakes and missteps, he runs afoul of both white nationalists and liberal hypocrites. In doing so, he discovers some surprising truths about the way we view the immigrants among us.
It's About Time is the cabaret debut of Ann Kittredge. She has put together a remarkable representation of songs from musical theater repertoire that spans years and emphasizes the unique, the unknown, and the dramatic storytelling nature that Ann loves to express. Whether a song evokes lunacy, love, longing, curiosity, challenge, or deep awakening, Ann's greatest passion is interpreting its nuance and lighting up the faces of audience members with the recognition of a shared experience. Ann has done a lot of workshops in her career and worked with great composers of Broadway. Some of those shows never went further than their workshops, but the music stayed with her. It's about time some of it was shared with an audience!
Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker returns for the second production of her Signature Theatre residency with a world-premiere play directed by Lila Neugebauer. The Antipodes follows John, her insightful, funny, and mysterious first play at Signature, which sold out an extended run and appeared on the Top 10 lists of the New York Times, New York, and Time, among others.
It's 2001 in Washington, D.C., and Congressman Dan Ferris is being questioned about the disappearance of intern Ilona Waxman, whom he was sleeping with. This puts his children, Avery and Alma, in an even more awkward position than their father. These siblings intently search for the truth behind their father's affair and possible homicide by improvising a drama of loyalty, seduction, and betrayal.
Ask Joseph is an original play by Slava Stepnov and Roman Freud, translated from Russian by Asya Stepnova. Audiences are presented with a unique drama in which the distinct echo of Anton Chekhov's Seagull is in a peculiar intertwine with the life and artistic career of Noble Prize winner Joseph Brodsky. Even though the play is based on selected episodes from Brodsky's biography, this story is not about any particular person. It is rather about those who had the courage to drastically change their lives by abandoning their familiar environment and who ended up on the verge of a dramatic cultural and emotional split. Love, mystery, adultery, scandals, and spies are just a few of the turns and twists of the plot. Ask Joseph is an attempt to peek into the mystery of human talent.
Three volunteers — Sol, Sorcha, and Tallulah — are on their way to Mars and doomed to die. Inspired by the Mars One mission, which will send humans to settle a colony on the red planet, Astronauts Wanted is a deeply poetic nonlinear narrative that questions the very essence of what it means to be human.
Attractions is a multimedia theatrical event that uses cinematic Brechtian videography to explore the life of Dr. Eva Nyat, a New York-based cancer specialist who has a tragic reaction when she finds out her estranged father has passed away. The terror of the events that follow his death lead Eva to experience a breakthrough in her life.
Only one of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's plays in his masterful American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway — until now. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss' son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed, and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. Manhattan Theatre Club has a long history of coproducing works by this legendary playwright — King Hedley II, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson — and is proud to produce the Broadway debut of Jitney.
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.
In this new performance, Aynsley Vandenbroucke uses experimental literary devices to create a series of live, three-dimensional essays. She plays with the lines between fact and fiction, narrative and abstraction, legibility and complexity. She works with — and against — the role of formal structures in writing, moving, and making a life.
Note: This show is suitable for ages 18 and older.
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.
The year is 1967. A writer (played by Josh Radnor) from the bohemian Greenwich Village commutes to Long Island to teach a creative writing class for adults. His students discover the power of storytelling to alter their lives, and one special student (Elizabeth Reaser) — a kindred spirit? something more? — reawakens his own artistic impulses.
This show begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies, along with the unwitting audience, gather for a support group meeting. The action soon shifts to Frankfurt Airport, where a mysterious Iraqi defector claims he built secret Iraqi bio-weapons labs. At CIA headquarters, other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections, and unremitting boredom when a fax arrives from Germany — and with it a golden opportunity. If the defector's story holds up, it will be the ticket out of the basement and into a corner office. It's all fun and games until a looming cataclysm changes everything.
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.
Bandstand brings the swing-fueled, against-all-odds story of singer-songwriter Donny Novitski and his band of mismatched fellow vets brilliantly to the stage.
When a national contest to find America's next music sensation offers a chance at fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his boys into fighting shape. Teaming up with a beautiful young war widow as their singer and playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they will risk everything to redefine the meaning of victory and sing truth to power.
Directed and choreographed by multi-Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights); starring Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Broadway sensation Corey Cott (Newsies the Musical), and Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone); and featuring an explosive original score, Bandstand is a truly American celebration of the men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.
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.
Beardo is a Russian indie-rock musical from the outrageous minds that brought us Beowulf — A Thousand Years of Baggage and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Beardo explores the mad inner workings of Rasputin, the infamous mystic who sexed his way to the fall of the Russian monarchy. Join Pipeline Theatre Company this February and catapult through the mysterious ascent of one of the most peculiar and seductive figures in modern history.
Beardo received its world premiere with the Shotgun Players at the Ashby Stage in March 2011. This production marks its New York premiere.
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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Beautiful Monster is a new play depicting the final hours of the life of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. On the eve of her expected death, Mary, gripped by madness, is visited by the dead: her husband and Romantic poet Percy Shelley, their shared lover Lord Byron, and literary rival John William Polidori, author of the first known vampire fiction — fiction begun, along with Frankenstein, on that now famous night of ghost stories on the banks of Lake Geneva. As the clock ticks toward Mary's death, she recalls in a series of hallucinations her heart-wrenching confrontations with Percy's formidable mother and the tender friendship of her loving stepsister. She's even confronted by the monster she created.
Note: This show includes nudity and sexual content.
Winner of two Tony Awards!
Long before Carole King was a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Before We Grew is a gentle and beautiful show explores the Brooklyn of the past in a multi-sensory story that is designed to engage young children at a variety of developmental levels. Before We Grew was specifically designed for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and is engaging for all children 2-5 and special needs audiences of all ages.
All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you've never experienced! As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looking to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her waiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddyup to this get-down!
Benghazi – Bergen-Belsen is an original play based on the novel of the same name by Yossi Sucary. Tracing the story of the holocaust of the Jews of Libya, the play gives voice to a larger cultural narrative that is conspicuously absent from prevalent stories of the Jewish holocaust. By citing the marginalized racial politics of the holocaust, the show urges a reconsidering of both historical and contemporary religious, cultural, and racial oppression and violence. Underscoring the contemporary urgency of the story, the play features both historical and present-day images of New York, Europe, Syria, Africa, and the Middle East.
The Big Broadcast on East 53rd is an off-the-wall comedy that explores how "fake news" impacts a marriage. Fed up with her husband's unconventional ways, a sophisticated New Yorker "finds" his obituary in the Times and plans his funeral. This challenges the play's hero to prove he is alive and kicking. This highly theatrical and timely romp explores what happens when we are ruled by our need for love and approval.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen told in narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.
Winner 2009 Artistic Achievement Award "Best Play"
"Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes." - New York Times
Blackthorn and Quinderly are two investigators called to probe a suspected haunting following the mysterious death of estate owner Sir Bronson of Wickdom. They are assisted by Jean-Michel, the keeper of the house, and Lady Poplina, Bronson's niece and supposed medium through whom spirits communicate. Trickery, whispers, shifts in light, and a séance slowly reveal the true desires of deceased Bronson in regard to the remaining estate and his widowed wife. Blackthorn & Quinderly is filled with quick wit, surprises, and humorous frights as it takes you on a journey of trickery and haunting disbelief.
Composer Michel van der Aa combines classical instruments, voice, electronics, actors, video, apps, and even web browsers in his multidisciplinary work. His broad musical vocabulary embraces these elements alongside film, stage direction, and the written word, allowing him to create works that are as visual as they are aural.
This dynamic young creative voice comes to the Armory for the North American premiere of his latest creation, a chamber opera for soprano and 3D film based on the life and work of South African poet Ingrid Jonker. Soprano Miah Persson sings live, combined with replayed loops of herself and the voice of Baritone Roderick Williams on film to create haunting musical passages and ensembles. This groundbreaking work combines live action, innovative techniques of interactive film, and inventive music to consider human memory, the ways in which we reconstruct and deal with traumatic life events, and notions of individual realities
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert, and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multisensory experience that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Don't miss Blue Man Group — enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. Dare to live in full color!
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.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, comes this hilarious Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. The Book of Mormon was written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and is codirected by Parker and Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical, The Book of Mormon has certainly captured the hearts of many in the Broadway community by presenting modern, in-the-know, and often profane content in the tried-and-true form of a very traditional integrated book musical, complete with tap dancing.
Bound to Rise, a musical comedy with a happy ending, is based on four of Horatio Alger's "strive and succeed" novels. The novels feature young protagonists who succeed against the odds in New York City during the 1890s. That decade was a time of robber barons, when thousands of children lived on the streets while the wealthy attended "poverty socials" dressed in rags and drank champagne out of beer buckets. It was an era of striking contrast between opulent mansions and the overcrowded tenements where three-quarters of the city's people lived. This musical portrait of New York 125 years ago looks all too familiar in our day and age of the "one percent" and billionaire bankers.
Bound to Rise was collaboratively created in 1984 by the Medicine Show Theatre company. Among those involved were Barbara Vann (director and dramaturg), Stephen Policoff (lyricist and book writer), and Bob Dennis (composer), who also wrote the music for Oh! Calcutta! and the Sesame Street song "Milk." Vann won an Obie Award for her direction.
Ira and Larry were Hebrew school classmates who took different paths in life. Ira came out and moved to the city; Larry got married, had a family, and came out later in life. Now, following the 2016 election, they're spending one memorable weekend together with Larry's son Bryan, Ira's nephew Christopher, and a whole lot of gay history.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Casts of popular Broadway shows as well as special guest performances by Broadway, Tv, and Film stars in the upscale acoustic environment of the hotel's Living Room. This new bi-weekly series will be hosted by Daniel J. Watts of the fan-favorite, smash hit Tony Award winning musical Hamilton and feature a new Broadway cast every other week.
The Broadway community comes together once again for Broadway Backwards, an annual celebration of unity, equality, and love through gender-reversed performances of classic show tunes. The star-studded event features performances of quintessential Broadway tunes with a twist: men sing songs originally intended for women, and vice versa. Artists perform the great songs of musical theater while freeing themselves of the bounds of gender norms. It's a show where gender doesn't matter but love does. This empowering evening, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.
Every Thursday night at 11 PM Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's great songs. This ever-changing cast of stars will sing the show tunes they know and love best. Jesse Kissel is the musical director and Scott Siegel hosts!
Broadway Bares, the unrivaled evening of sexy striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, returns for its 27th edition!
This annual extravaganza features seductive stripteases from more than 150 of the sexiest and most talented dancers on Broadway. They will strut and strip their way into your heart during two dazzling shows.
Broadway Belts for PPF! is an annual benefit for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation featuring Broadway stars in an evening of music and comedy. It was started in 2010 by one of PFF's leading advocates nationwide, the Broadway actress and comedienne Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You). This year's concert features performances by Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton), Mario Cantone (The View), Robert Creighton (Cagney), Randy Graff (City of Angels), and others.
The event raises money to fight pulmonary fibrosis, an unforgiving, progressive disease involving scarring in the lungs. With no cure, many victims of PF live only two or three years after their diagnosis. Halston notes that while pulmonary fibrosis is a growing health concern throughout the world, and while the disease is frequently misdiagnosed, two leading pharmaceutical companies are making progress in developing drugs that have shown success in slowing its growth.
Author and critic Scott Siegel created the Broadway by the Year series for Town Hall — a series he himself writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite showstopping numbers but also features lesser-known gems.
The Broadway Loves series returns with a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices celebrating the original "American idol": Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson. Broadway Loves Kelly Clarkson features a set list filled with iconic hits from Clarkson's 15-year career, including her iconic first single "A Moment Like This," her breakout smash "Since U Been Gone," her latest heartfelt ballad "Piece by Piece," and over a dozen more chart-toppers and fan favorites from her catalogue.
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s — where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else, family.
Galloping through 40 years in a New England women's college, Bull in a China Shop follows Mary Woolley and her partner Jeannette Marks as they reform and revolutionize women's education at the height of the suffrage movement. As evolving ambitions and desires strain the couple's relationship, this fast-paced comedy explores how we change the world, how the world changes us, and how we try to grow old together.
The quest for a plot! The glamour of despair! A tale of love and honey...
As eight individuals search to find a home in the theater, they stumble upon a strange catalyst that weaves them all together...bees! A story full of heart, BUZZ, Son of a Bee gently reminds audiences that a life in the theater can sting you, but it can also be as sweet as honey.
Max McLean brings to life one of the most engaging personalities of our age and takes audiences on Lewis' fascinating journey from atheism to Christianity. Adapted exclusively from Lewis' writings, McLean inhabits Lewis from the death of his mother and his estranged relationship with his father through the experiences that led him from vigorous debunker to arguably the most vibrant and influential Christian intellectual of the 20th century. Experience a joyous evening of Lewis' entertaining wit and fascinating insight.
Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood, from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to the cinema's original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton leads a cast of six who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: "Give My Regards to Broadway," "You're a Grand Old Flag," and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
Calderon's Two Dreams is a repertory performance of two classics by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. His first masterpiece, Life Is a Dream (1635), deals with questions of freedom and choice in a confusing reality. As his career soared, he felt the need to go deeper into his own spirit, and he completely rewrote the 1635 play to examine deeper questions. In Life Is a Dream (1677), the setting changes to the court of the universe. The central question of the earlier version — "Will this prince be a fitting ruler?"— in the later version becomes "Is the human being a fitting caretaker of the universe?"
Carolines on Broadway, the premiere comedy nightclub of New York City, presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national standup circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom, which can accommodate over 250 people, has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design. A wide assortment of food and drink is available during the show, and fine dining is available before or after the show in the intimate supper lounge.
Note: There is a two-drink minimum for all shows.
CasablancaBox is an exploration into the accidental nature of great art through the lens of the classic film Casablanca. Stories of risk, sacrifice, brilliance, and accidents are told by actors who jump in and out of time, character, gender, style, tone, aesthetic, and most importantly, Casablanca. With an intricately woven multi-narrative script and video score, CasablancaBox is an imagined "making of" and an immersion into the glamour, war, censorship, sexism, racism, addiction, and refugee crisis of 1940s Hollywood.
Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is set in a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favorite feline characters, including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella, and Skimbleshanks.
The Jellicle cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
A Celebration of Song is the annual spring gala of off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons. The evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens), Tony nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), and Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife). Book writer Richard Greenberg (Far From Heaven) and director Michael Greif (Grey Gardens) will also be recognized. Additionally, the gala will feature performances by three leading ladies: multi-Tony winner Christine Ebersole, multi-Tony winner Patti LuPone, and Tony winner Kelli O'Hara. The three will sing selections from the musicals Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven, and War Paint.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by him and Dayle Reyfel, features a lineup of rotating performers who read — in both solo and ensemble pieces — the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
The show features selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, the Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and Vanna White. It also includes special "celebrity mash-ups" — Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working "it" out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus, and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are"; Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of "diva-dom"; and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
Before the days of radio and television, wealthy patrons would regularly invite entertainers into their homes, to delight small gatherings of family and friends. In those sophisticated, friendly environs, the living room became the stage, and the audience looked gleefully on, mere inches from the show.
Master conjuror, Steve Cohen, is recreating this posh, intimate entertainment experience, in his exclusive evening show, Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring. Some of the tricks Cohen will perform include:
- the linking of three borrowed wedding rings
- the bending of metal with his mind
- the single most astonishing card trick he's learned in twenty years of study.
Cocktail attire is requested.
Midnight showings of Chamber Magic are also available for groups of 15 or more.
For more than 50 years Roald Dahl's story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has captured imaginations around the world, and now for the first time Broadway audiences are invited to experience Willy Wonka's delightful and semi-dark chocolate world firsthand. Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous — and mysterious — factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka's world of pure imagination. Get ready for chocolate waterfalls, exquisitely nutty squirrels, and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa-Loompas.
The Argentine based, Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the all-male company's work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho.
Chess Match No. 5 is a new play based on texts from many public conversations of American composer, writer, artist, and philosopher John Cage. Actors Will Bond and Ellen Lauren embody the dramatic journey of a long-term relationship over the course of a single night and a chess game. Through Cage's conversations, audiences experience the wide-open, mind-bending brilliance of his insights into the world, art, music, philosophy, and adventures that life presents. Dense and humorous, graceful and penetrating, Chess Match No. 5 lands lightly upon profound truths.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer-dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxie shoots her lover, Fred, she employs an unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn, to get herself off the hook. But will she be thwarted by double-murderess and headliner Velma Kelly? Or will this gruesome twosome become a sister act?
Chicago features a classic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, including the songs "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Razzle Dazzle." So you better slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes for Chicago on Broadway.
Children ages 4 and under are not permitted in the theater.
The mine collapses. A young miner is expelled from the coal mine in which he works. His only chance to keep working for the mining company is to head for the area of Chiflón del Diablo, known as one of the most dangerous places a miner can work in Chile. Based in part on the story El Chiflón del Diablo by Baldomero Lillo, a distinguished Chilean author, as well as research on the mining town of Lota in Chile, Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón is a hauntingly beautiful, nonvocal marionette work that connects deeply with a broad family audience.
Church & State is a fast-paced, seriously funny take on faith, politics, and "The Twitter." It's three days before Charles Whitmore's Senate reelection, and he's decided to finally tell the public exactly what's on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong?
This acclaimed play, written by Jason Odell Williams, received three Ovation Award nominations, including Best Playwriting for an Original Play, Best Production, and Best Lead Actor in a Play. The cast of this production includes Rob Nagle (AMC's Mad Men), Nadia Bowers (Netflix's Orange Is the New Black), Christa Scott-Reed (The Pitman Painters), and Jonathan Louis Dent (The Broken Record).
Following two sold-out seasons, Circus Now returns to the NYU Skirball Center for three spectacular nights with three programs of boundary-pushing contemporary circus, featuring the world's most innovative and inspired companies.
Note: Evening performances may contain adult themes. The 2pm performance on March 5 is a family-friendly show.
Five acrobats catapult and tumble through a strikingly rendered landscape, seascape, and cityscape, grappling defiantly to connect across the walls, fences, and other obstacles that spring up between them. Equal parts high-flying spectacle and trenchant critique, Limits imagines a world in which we soar over the borders that separate us — if we can only keep each other from collapsing. Set to an eclectic live score, this acrobatic exploration of a European Union in flux from Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör (Wear It Like a Crown, Inside Out) sets out to challenge both the limits of the human body and the body politic.
Cirque du Soleil has dazzled audiences the world over, and now it's finally on Broadway with its boldest spectacle ever. Paramour spins the thrilling tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood. Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance, Paramour is a groundbreaking event that will transport you to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.
Are you are thinking, comedy on the Upper East Side? Yes! We have an amazing line-up of some of the hottest comedians in the City, performing at a bar price! This is quickly becoming one of the best kept secrets of the summer.
Created especially for families with children ages 5-10, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky's classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. The production features classics such as "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the Snowflakes," a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers' understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. Rose Menes' delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky's enduring score, will captivate audiences of all ages.
It's been called the "Edge of the World." The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it's here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity.
In a heartbeat, the town's population doubled when 38 flights with 6,579 passengers were grounded on its doorstep. The locals put their lives on hold and opened their homes to a world of strangers. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Broadway Sings at St. Paul's is a concert series featuring some Broadway's brightest stars, backed by a full orchestra in the breathtaking setting of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. The first concert, Come Sing About Love, will feature Kerry Butler (Disaster), Jarrod Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Alton Fitzgerald White (The Lion King) and Alysha Umphress (On the Town). The night will feature jazz standards, Broadway tunes, and today's pop songs, and will explore love in all of its wonderful, different forms.
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.
Coming to the Hand is a selection of Wallace Stevens poems for the stage, as well as Stevens' one act play Carlos Among the Candles.
The performance group Small Theaters Around the Country continues their work transposing poetic texts for the stage. On offer here is a program of staged Wallace Stevens poems, as well as his one-act play Carlos Among the Candles, performed once in 1917. What are all those fish that lie gasping on the strand?
Over the centuries, the planet Constellarium has provided sanctuary to refugees from planets that have collapsed in on themselves. In this play, the sitting president of Constellarium addresses his planet's newest hosts in a series of speeches that span the course of a year.
Cost of Living is the story of four very different people in four very different circumstances, each person trying to get by. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires overworked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Martyna Majok's play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies — abled and disabled — meet each other.
Rasher Moorigan has a secret that only his mother knows. Tonight — for the first time in over 30 years — mother and son spend May Eve together in a wreck of a house down the back lanes of Dublin. Melding reality and myth, Honor Molloy's Crackskull Row is the story of an Irish family's desperate actions and forbidden loves. The play premiered in September 2016 at Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, where it won awards for Best Director (Kira Simring) and Best Production. Simring directs this production too, which stars original cast members Gina Costigan, Terry Donnelly, Colin Lane, and John Charles McLaughlin.
Note: This show is recommended for mature audiences.
After six years in the army, Stephan Wolfert hopped off the Amtrak deep in the mountains of Montana and found himself at a performance of RICHARD III that would change his life forever. In this heartrending two act, one man show, Wolfert examines his own experience pre- and post-service, in the lines of some of Shakespeare's most famous speeches. Through his own personal insights as he explores our societal neurosis of war, and questions, is there room for improvement in the way in which we reintegrate our Vets back into society? The military recruits citizens and trains them to kill, but what does the "de-cruit" process look like? How do we re-learn to live together? Trigger warning: Cry Havoc! contains strong language and strong content.
Live arts, up close. Culturemart is the annual festival of hybrid works-in-progress coming out of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), where process is the focus. Beautifully produced, yet still in development, Culturemart provides a platform for current and often a few former resident artists to blur the boundaries between dance, theater, music, new media, puppetry, and visual art, melding these forms to support their adventurous visions. This year's program will feature 12 workshop performances spanning genres as varied as surreal object-theater, cinematic music-theater, and immersive historical theater.
Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame: A Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse is a comedy show with music, prizes, sketches, and yes, lots of shame. Do you like pop music? Do you like brunch? Did you have a little too much fun last night? Do you like to laugh? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this show is for you.
Fresh from their night out the night before, Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan and future Tony winner Jordan Kai Burnett impart tips and tricks to survive the dark days ahead. (Legal note: Daisy and Jordan are not liable for any of the "wisdom" imparted should such "wisdom" lead to unwise decisions on the part of any audience member.) Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame is the perfect antidote to a night of bad decisions. This show is not suitable for children under the age of 16, unless that's just what kind of parent you are — in which case, you do you. Guests who come wearing clothes from the night before get a special door prize.
DakhaBrakha returns, by popular demand, after a sold-out 2016 performance! This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet-to-be released album as well as old favorites. Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha's hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with R&B, jazz, African, and Balkan music.
It was supposed to be an easy job: Trail the bad-girl heiress and report her doings to dubious Daddy. But private dick Thomas Sparks finds out the hard way that nothing is what it seems as he's lured through a lethal labyrinth of love, lies, and larceny toward…Celery's? New York City's oldest LGBT theater company is back. And this time, it's murder.
Author and actor Jamie Brickhouse faces his three most defining relationships — booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother, Mama Jean — in this darkly comic solo show.
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway and concert stage star Daniel Reichard is bringing his popular annual New York City holiday show back to the historic music room. Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys and currently tours with the vocal group, "The Midtown Men," will play the iconic jazz club for three consecutive nights.
Daniel and Mitchell are enjoying life as The Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, and even a mother who wants them to wed.
OK, maybe things aren't completely perfect. Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell doesn't. A turn of events forces both men to face the consequences of their opposing views, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren't always so fundamental.
Daniel's Husband takes an unflinching look at how we choose to tie the knot. Or not.
"Come for the show, stay for the woe" is the motto of the morbid circus at the center of the French puppet company Stereoptik. In this sad circus the catastrophes pile up, one after the other. The trapezist crashes to the ground; the animal trainer is devoured by his lion; the human cannonball never returns from outer space. Luckily, there's a clumsy juggler to breathe a little color into the proceedings.
If the circus is dark, the tone is light. Music and images accompany the action, and the story is laced with poetic moments and a healthy dose of irony. The visual magic of the theater meets the childlike wonder of the circus.
For family audiences.
One of England's most prolific playwrights introduces audiences to Andrea, a young girl just trying to stay alive during an act of violence that alters her existence and everyone she touches. Andrea's yearning for love and a family takes her to the darkest of places. She just wants to tell you the truth...will you listen?
Straight from her star turn at the Camden Fringe Festival in London, Lexie Braverman reprises the role of the endearing but tortured Andrea in Philip Ridley's one-woman drama. This newly mounted production is directed by Sybille Bruun (artistic director of the Shakespeare Forum).
All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. Then tragedy strikes, forcing him into the center of a community controversy. At last he has the chance to become somebody else — somebody who fits in.
Dear Evan Hansen is a new, deeply personal musical about living and lying in the world today. It first opened off-Broadway in a production that received an Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for best musical. Much of the original cast, including its Obie-winning star, Ben Platt, have transferred with the show to Broadway. Another Obie winner, Steven Levenson, wrote the musical's book; the music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal) directs.
This musical journey takes audiences back in time — specifically, to when "soul" emerged as a style of music. Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers helped popularize soul music, as did Stax Records' Booker T. & the MG's. Before long, James Brown became the "Godfather of Soul" and Aretha Franklin its queen.
Now vocalists Prentiss McNeil (of the Drifters) and Bruce Wayne (of the Midnight Movers, Wilson Pickett's backing band) lead this classic soul revue. Their energy is unmatched; their showmanship, breathtaking. A Decade of Soul is a passion-driven tribute; the passion may even drive audience members out of their seats and onto their feet.
The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents an EXIT Theatre production, Denial Is a Wonderful Thing. One woman, three continents, six decades, and a lusty affair: from Mumbai to the Outback, New York to the Haight, and naive schoolgirl to free spirit, Christina reveals all in this one-woman "talk story."
Denial Is a Wonderful Thing is written by Christina Augello and John Caldon. Ryan Marchand directs.
Derren Brown: Secret is a brand-new production from the acclaimed British performer and author making his American theatrical debut at Atlantic Theater Company. Be part of the startling world of mind-reading, suggestion, and psychological illusion in Brown's hands. This spellbinding theatrical experience challenges audiences to take a closer look at the stories and beliefs that guide their lives.
Note: This show is not suitable for children under 12.
Broken Box Mime Theater presents a new interactive production! Destination Everywhere is composed of nine original short plays set to a soundtrack of hit music and is especially enchanting for children in grades K-3. The performance invites audiences of all ages to unplug and use the two most basic tools they possess — their body and imagination. Kids learn about creating friendships against all odds in "Biggie & Lil"; watch the mimes try to scare each other with spooky stories in "The Sleepover"; and travel underwater, to the moon, and beyond in "Vacation Club."
Dido, a young queen in the midst of building the city of Carthage, is thrown into turmoil when the brave and handsome warrior Aeneas lands on her shores. Initially rejecting his advances, her ever-observing court coaxes her into a relationship with the visitor for their own enjoyment. After a very swift and public romance, the lovers are split by a jealous and conniving Sorceress, driving Dido and all of Carthage to a tragic end.
Broadway. We all know it. We all love it. Distorted Broadway asks and answers the simple question: What if your favorite Broadway shows didn't end up being quite what you expected? What if Avenue Q really turned out to be a ballet about south Brooklyn or if Jersey Boys was about the Jersey Shore? What would Oklahomo, Trannie, The Queen & I, The Book of Morons, or West Village Story be like? And what the heck does "Turn Off The Dark" mean, anyway? Find out in this truly wicked 70-minute, non-stop musical theater tribute, where everything gets twisted -- even the happy ending!
Distorted Diznee is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!
In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Now, there's a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
Dolphins and Sharks is a timely and ferocious comedy that grapples with income inequality, gentrification, and cutthroat capitalism. Protagonist Isabel Peters has a stable job at Harlem Office. Clock in. Clock out. Get paid. But when an overeager new employee gets hired and an ambitious manager becomes the office's overseer, Isabel finds herself at the center of office politics and down to her last nerve. With cutbacks around the corner, soon all are fighting to keep their jobs and their sanity. Some, though, will do anything to survive.
Come enjoy New York's hottest up and coming talent at this wonderful cabaret located in the heart of the theater district. Don't Tell Mama's Piano bar provides music and fun every night from 9:30 pm on. The space provides two cabaret rooms showcasing a wide range of performers and styles. To check out their full schedule click: Don't Tell Mama. There is a two drink minimum at all cabaret performances.
Twelve iconic divas wrapped into one! This versatile, rambunctious show features live vocals and onstage costume changes. New York's Dorothy Bishop pays hilarious, loving tribute to performers from Cher and Madonna to Stevie Nicks and opera star Renée Fleming.
Nominated for Best Tribute Show by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret in 2015!
Master of the Hammond B-3 organ for more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled figure in the soul-jazz movement. Recently honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2017 Jazz Master, the nation's highest award in jazz, he has been featured on more than 70 albums and has performed with a virtual "Who's Who" of the greatest jazz, blues, and R&B giants in the industry. Always ahead of the curve, his unpredictable, insatiable musical taste has led him to record everything from covers of the Beatles, the Stylistics, and the Eurythmics, to tribute albums of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, and Beck.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
Nineteen-year-old Robi is eager to escape the oppression of Communist Romania to forge a new life in the West. The unexpected return of his mother's estranged fiancé after a 20-year absence may hold a key to his freedom. However, when his mother reveals that Robi's father was not killed in action as he'd believed but is either a Jewish teacher his mother hid during the war or the Hungarian soldier who persecuted him, Robi must decide whether to embrace his ancestry or run from it.
For over 400 years, the Drunk Shakespeare Society has been meeting and drinking. And drinking. And doing Drunk Shakespeare. A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," its members invite audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with an actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare play in one hour. The results are messy, outrageous, and the night devolves into debauchery.
Note: The theater is wheelchair accessible.
Drunkle Vanya is an irreverent and wonderfully tragic take on Chekhov's family "dramedy", adapted and directed by Lori Wolter Hudson. Family game night goes horribly awry, giving you a front row seat for "shots" of all kinds.
Customize your experience by choosing your ticket "class" and enjoying all the perks that come with it. Dine like the Imperial Family at the Tsar's table where you'll enjoy a feast of fine foods, an open bar, and exclusive VIP seating. Join the Aristocracy or Bourgeoisie and see how the other half lives. Or save your rubles and join the other Working Class or Peasants by the bar.
Catholic school was wrong about hell. It's not fire and brimstone or gnashing of teeth. Hell is Madison, Wisconsin. Mo hates everything about Wisconsin: the people, the quiet, the cold, the psychiatric hospital where she works. Everything, that is, until she meets Ed, the blunt and kindhearted patient with a dark and infamous past. Through bad jokes, imagining New York City with no humans in it, and writing letters to Frank Sinatra, the two form a bond that they share with no one else. Ranging in scope from Catholicism to serial murder, Ed and Mo is a dark comedy that examines finding the people you never knew you needed.
A musical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel! Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen's most delightful heroines, an effervescent ingénue whose matchmaking mischief inevitably misfires. Obsessed with romance but clueless about her own feelings, Emma navigates the course of true love with a generous heart and an indomitable spirit. A record-breaking success in earlier productions in California, Cincinnati, and St. Louis, this funny, irresistible musical features a glorious score by the Tony Award-nominated composer of Jane Eyre and Daddy Long Legs.
Eugene O'Neill's groundbreaking play The Emperor Jones is the story of Brutus Jones, a despot who ascends to the throne through lies, intimidation, and the politics of fear. Following a prison break in the United States, Jones sets himself up as monarch of a Caribbean island. When the natives rebel after years of exploitation, Jones' mesmerizing journey into darkness becomes a terrifying psychological portrayal of power, fear, and madness. With his demons in hot pursuit, the emperor is forced to confront not just the mortal sins of his past but also ancestral depravities — all in search of forgiveness and salvation.
En el Nombre de Salomé ("In the Name of Salomé") is a new play based on Julia Alvarez's novel about real-life Dominican poet Salomé Ureña de Henríquez. Born in the 1850s, a time of intense political and emotional repression and turmoil in the Dominican Republic, Salomé's fervent patriotic poems turned her into a national icon. En el Nombre de Salomé is equally the story of Salomé's daughter, Camila, who grew up in exile within the shadow of her mother's legend.
Note: This show is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-seat Captioning System. Please call 212-255-9999 to buy tickets with Simultaneous translation. Subtitling is by request for matinee performances.
An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic, and a well-intentioned simpleton walk into a bar. Deeply flawed and broken, they find their lives entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. The End of Longing is a bittersweet comedy that proves broken people don't have to stay broken.
Enemy of the People is a world-premiere adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic about a scientist who takes on his hometown after discovering an environmental catastrophe. Using story theater elements and a revised structure, this adaptation centers on a fundamental question that's as resonant now as ever: does democracy work?
The Erotic Life & Times of August Jones is a one-man show written and performed by Jacob Wheeler. Wheeler takes audiences on a journey, unveiling the roots of August Jones' early introduction to and understanding of sexuality and eroticism. From his first attempt at sex to his self-awarded black belt in orgasmic pleasure, his story is punctuated by song and erotic poetry, all of which are complemented by erotic photography.
With Escaped Alone — a Royal Court Theatre production directed by James Macdonald — acclaimed British playwright Caryl Churchill casts a comically black look at catastrophe. Four richly drawn women chat in a sunny backyard, interrupted by reports of bizarre disasters. Churchill's portrayal of the women, played by Linda Bassett (Mrs. Jarrett), Deborah Findlay (Sally), Kika Markham (Lena), and June Watson (Vi), blends warmth, dry humor, and apocalyptic devastation.
Remember when you felt you could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear? Yes, things have changed a bit, haven't they? And everyone keeps saying there's nothing to be afraid of!
Please join the old gang at a get-together to raise a toast on the 10th anniversary of the production of Robert's underappreciated masterpiece. To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie will host this celebration at our old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other.
At the Cabaret Voltaire — the Swiss nightclub home of the Dadaists — five important artists of the movement take the stage after being overlooked for so long: its female innovators. Deconstructing theatrical and literary conventions — meaning, syntax, and creation of language as well as the form and content of Dadaism — these fantastic artists explore what it is to be a female in society.
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns to Signature Theatre for the second production of his residency: the world premiere of Everybody. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, this modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language promises to be just as unique as Gloria, An Octoroon, and the award-winning Signature production of Appropriate.
Porter Carroll Jr. supports the top-selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates, as their percussionist and background vocalist. He is also a regular on MTV Live and the internet's Live From Daryl's House. Additionally, he is the lead singer in his own innovative cabaret act that puts a new spin on popular classics. His cabaret performances range from R&B to improvisational jazz, soul, funk, blues, and rock 'n' roll.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa Loomer has written a heartwarming comedy about a middle-aged woman who desperately seeks to have a child and runs into all sorts of formidable obstacles. Seth Barrish, director of Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes and Martin Moran's All the Rage, oversees this production.
From acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Tanya Saracho (Mala Hierba, ABC's How to Get Away With Murder) comes Fade, a behind-the-scenes comedy about the burgeoning friendship between Lucia and Abel, two Latinos of Mexican descent working at a ruthless Hollywood studio. Lucia is a tenacious novelist, newly hired to write for a TV detective series and struggling to find her place among a team of domineering white male coworkers. Abel is one of the studio's janitors, sympathetic to Lucia's difficulties and generous with his opinions and personal anecdotes, which keep the two of them in an absorbing tête-à-tête throughout their workdays. As their bond grows, Abel's stories blur with those Lucia is writing for the show, and they both find themselves in the center of their own not-quite-made-for-TV drama.
Note: Talkbacks will be held after the performances on Wednesday, February 15; Wednesday, February 22; and Wednesday, March 1.
This funny boy-meets-girl musical, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, recently celebrated 20,000 performances in New York City. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a girl, a boy, two fathers, and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to accompany the narrator as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, followed by pain and disillusionment. Ultimately, the boy and girl find their way back home and to one another. The score, which includes "Try to Remember," "They Were You," and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," is as timeless as the story itself.
Note: The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances!
A play for our times, The Fare tells the story of a clash between a Pakistani cabbie and a Connecticut banker. A dispute over a taxi fare leads to an altercation with echoes of everything from immigration to identity, class to color, privilege to prejudice, and what it means to be an American.
Written by Claude Solnik, The Fare is inspired by actual events. Scott David Reeves directs and stars. Also starring are Sarah Grace Sanders, Hemang Sharma, Michael Catlage, Scott Zimmerman, and Brett Solimine.
Fast Forward provides opportunities for choreographers working in all dance forms to workshop 25- to 35-minute pieces on a shared bill curated around a theme. In March, Fast Forward's theme is ''grace and beauty'' with Kachal Dance and Florescence.
Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who also happens to be plus-sized. Forced to explain his new relationship to his friends who think that size does matter, Tom faces an impossible choice in Fat Pig.
Playwright Neil LaBute directs this one-night-only reading of his own work. The reading will be led by Chrissy Metz, a recent Golden Globe Award nominee for her role in NBC's This Is Us. Its proceeds will benefit the education and playwright development programs at MCC Theater, where LaBute is the Playwright-in-Residence.
Juan Pablo Di Pace, breakout star of Netflix's Fuller House, makes his sizzling solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below. Notable theater credits include Tony Manero in the Spanish production of Saturday Night Fever. Juan Pablo now returns to the stage with his new show Act One, a walk through the misadventures of life onstage and off, told through standards, showtunes, and original music.
Mandy Gonzalez, on the heels of starring in the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with an unforgettable solo concert. A star of Broadway, television, and film, Mandy is best known for her portrayal of Nina Rosario in In the Heights, for which she received a Drama Desk Award.
Tom Kitt, the Tony Award-winning composer of Next to Normal, says, "In 1996, upon graduating from college, I did two things. I applied to the BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theater Workshop (with Brian Yorkey), and I formed a rock band." Now that group, known as the Tom Kitt Band, reunites to play old and new songs in a celebration of friendship and the unwavering belief in always pursuing your dreams.
Nellie McKay co-created and starred in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has written three acclaimed musical biographies: I Want to Live!, the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin; Silent Spring: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, an exploration of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson; and A Girl Named Bill — The Life and Times of Billy Tipton.
Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz makes his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut! Fresh off his acclaimed turn as Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Uranowitz gets up close and personal with audiences while sharing songs by the one-and-only Tony Award-winning William Finn.
Inspired by the classic children's book The Story of Ferdinand, Ferdinand tells the poignant story of Tom, a single dad, struggling to go with the flow and raise his son in a world determined to make him fight. Raised on the story of his namesake Ferdinand, the bull who refused to fight but just wanted to sit and smell the flowers, young Ferdy learns the hard lessons in life as his father endeavors to shield him from the harsh realities of adulthood.
In the form of 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 standup comedian, and the son of a "nightclub" owner. The Fifth Dentist is a heartwarming, hilarious tribute to Sid, the "Sultan of Striptease."
You are entering another dimension — a dimension of sight, sound, and laughs. Eight scenes, each based on iconic Twilight Zone episodes, include murderous children, killer dolls, and of course, a gremlin on an airplane wing. These are tales of mischief and mayhem that can only be found here…in A Fifth Dimension.
Note: Memorize and recite an opening narration from any Twilight Zone episode for a $5 ticket!
Holly Dunn and John Burns bring their love of love songs to the cabaret stage for the Valentine's season. Their show Fifty Shades of Gay promises love, loss, and laughs galore.
Holly Dunn is a musical theater singer, actress, and comedienne based in New York City. She has performed in productions regionally and in New York, and starred in the first national tour of Shout! The Mod Musical.
John Burns is thrilled to return to the Duplex stage after sold-out runs of his shows What Are You Waiting For? and Gay Kid on a Cattle Ranch.
The Norwegian company Grusomhetens will perform the work of Norway's native son Henrik Ibsen when it presents Fjeldfuglen (The Mountain Bird), an 1859 opera with a libretto by Ibsen.
After dazzling audiences in 2015, this thrilling group of dance innovators returns to the Armory with the unquenchable energy and blazing focus of a new art form coming into the world. Characterized by snapping, pausing, bone-breaking, gliding, get-low, hat tricks, and real-time in-body animation, flex street dancing evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up found in dance halls and reggae clubs in Brooklyn. As both a dance and a social revolution, FLEXN Evolution testifies and bears witness to a surging movement in America that cannot be ignored. With power, grace, soul, and sheer exhilaration, flex dancers return to the drill hall with a constantly evolving style and vocabulary that explores love and justice and reflects the urgency demanded by the times. Each performance begins with an onstage conversation exploring the complexities of some of society's most pressing issues. Moderated by Reggie Gray and Peter Sellars; special guests include public figures, social justice advocates, community leaders, and youth.
Vanessa's life is science. Meaning what? Fact based, evidence led, no nonsense, no monsters. But when a photograph surfaces showing something in Loch Ness, she must embark on a very personal research project.
After 200 years of keeping his inventor's comatose widow alive, Fred the robot decides they both could use a change. Taking a leap of faith, he packs up their home in Phoenix, and the odd couple relocate to the Clam — a once luxurious retirement space station orbiting Pluto. There, the Clam's in-house alien band the Kunzigs awaken something special in Fred's ancient companion.
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.
Welcome back to your favorite rent-controlled Greenwich Village apartment with the six friends you still can't get over. Join the famous gang from Friends in the parody I Was There for You. The 1990s sitcom pivots back into your lives in this original musical comedy. Hear beloved moments from the show musicalized with songs such as "Unagi," "When Were You Under Me?", "The Chandler Bing Job Interlude," and of course, "I Was There for You!" If you would love to hear Joey rap, Phoebe riff, or a caffeinated six-part harmony, could this be a better show for you? I Was There for You features original music and lyrics by Rachel Lind, a book by Rachel Goddard, and orchestrations by Steven Esposito.
Note: This concert musical parody of the hit TV show Friends is unofficial, unauthorized, and unassociated with Warner Brothers Entertainment.
In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O'Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend, newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. Raw, surprising, and funny, this world premiere from the fast-rising author of Kill Floor is about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment.
The international Galli Group, founded by philosopher and playwright Johannes Galli, stages modern adaptations of fairy tales. Written by Galli, these adaptations make children laugh and also communicate social issues relevant to today's world. Audience participation is part of the experience: Children may go onstage and interact with the actors. By awakening a sense of liveliness in audiences and actors alike, the Galli Group's shows celebrate childhood.
This is the story of one boy's granddad, who won a fortune betting on the 1966 soccer World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000. A Gambler's Guide to Dying is an intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind.
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!
Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray) takes the stage as Beau, an expat pianist living in London. At the dawn of the internet dating revolution, Beau meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life.
A moving, funny love story that reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the gay rights movement, Gently Down the Stream celebrates and mourns the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage, and the right to dream. Tony Award nominee Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot / No Man's Land) directs the world premiere of this play by Martin Sherman (The Boy From Oz), a contemporary playwright of enormous influence and fellow Tony nominee.
It has been said that theater at its most basic is great storytelling. Georgie: My Adventures With George Rose is an exhilarating story and brilliantly told indeed. Tony Award-winning character actor George Rose (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), a bon vivant with a flair for the dramatic and the eccentric, starred on the Broadway and London stages alongside luminaries like Katharine Hepburn, Noël Coward, Edith Evans, Richard Burton, and Laurence Olivier in a storied career that met an unexpected end.
Sally Field and Joe Mantello star in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway.
The Glass Menagerie is the play that brought a brilliant young writer named Tennessee Williams to national attention and, in his own words, "changed my life irrevocably" when it premiered on Broadway in 1945. More than 70 years later, Williams' most personal work for the stage continues to captivate and overwhelm audiences around the world.
God of Vengeance tells the wrenching story of a brothel owner's attempt to marry off his daughter. He wants her to lead a dignified, religious life, but the world of sin she grew up in draws her back. This groundbreaking drama featured the first lesbian kiss on Broadway when it premiered in 1923.
This revival is presented by New Yiddish Rep, a company that stages plays in Yiddish for diverse audiences, especially non-Yiddish speakers. Its 2015 production of Death of a Salesman received two Drama Desk Award nominations and praise for illuminating a classic by performing it in Yiddish. God of Vengeance is performed in Yiddish with English supertitles.
Helen of Troy as a bored housewife? Ulysses as a dashing hero of the Spanish-American War? The whimsical and toweringly ambitious 1954 musical The Golden Apple does all that and more, reshaping the myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey into an all-American fable that conjures up the days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot air balloons. Despite its brief run, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' "opera for Broadway" was hailed by critics and introduced the classic torch song "Lazy Afternoon."
In a dining hall at a rehabilitation center, pleasure battles virtue in an urban story of an intake counselor and her patient. This return production of Richard Maxwell's acclaimed Good Samaritans is presented by New York City Players. Rosemary Allen and Kevin Hurley star; the show is written and directed with songs by Maxwell.
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.
Grand Theft Musical is a boisterous, bawdy, bang-bang, world-premiere musical comedy, which openly purloins from some of the greatest examples of the genre to hilarious effect. The diverse cast of 17 zany characters relate to, deal and double-deal with, fall in and out of love and in and out of bed with each other, all while singing and dancing up a storm. Grand Theft Musical is a sophisticatedly silly, satirical lampoon yet a warm embrace of Broadway and all things theater...with three choreographers. Based on Robert Sickinger's 1994 musical Platinum Taps, it was written by Lissa Moira, who also directs. John Taylor Thomas composed the music.
Jeff Talbott's new play looks into the life of Baylen — an honest, hardworking gravedigger who sweats and bleeds to support his small family. He has it all in his hands: love, death, and dirt. But when society begins to crush him, which one will he hold on to?
Starring multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is based on 70 pages of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancé Andrey to return from the war against France. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but married) Anatole, and her position in society is all but ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre (Groban), a lonely outsider whose love for Natasha may be the key to her redemption and to the renewal of his own soul.
The Great Comet comes to Broadway after a sold-out run in Boston and a critically acclaimed off-Broadway premiere in 2013. Its renowned creative team has redesigned the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective and an unforgettable experience. The musical's groundbreaking score mixes rock, pop, soul, folk, and electronic dance music with a classic Broadway sound.
Meet Phil Connors, a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America, where he relives the same day over and over and over again — with no consequences, no regrets, no tomorrows, and no hangovers. But once he starts getting to know associate TV producer Rita Hanson, he discovers it's a day of second, third, and fourth chances.
Based on the iconic film, Groundhog Day The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical — including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin — with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring multi-Tony Award nominee Andy Karl, Groundhog Day is a new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time.
Windmill Theatre Co (Pinocchio) returns with Grug and the Rainbow, an all-new colorful tale based on Ted Prior's celebrated series of picture books. Grug, with the help of his friends Cara the carpet snake and Snoot the echidna, sets off on a quest to capture a rainbow that he can call his very own. Set to the musical musings of DJ TR!P (Plop!) and featuring playful puppetry and imaginative storytelling, Grug and his mates embark on a fun-filled adventure, landing themselves in a host of hilarious situations.
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.
Amy had ambitious plans for Broadway, until she abruptly developed a blood clot the week before her high school senior prom. After being rushed to the hospital, her stomach exploded in the operating room, and after both her lungs collapsed, she nearly died. After waking up from a coma several months later, she was told she no longer had a stomach, and it was unknown whether she would ever be able to eat or drink again. After 27 surgeries and six of the past ten years unable to drink a drop of fluid, Amy's digestive system was miraculously reconstructed and she learned that the human spirit heals through "gutsiness", gratitude, and an overabundance of humor. Amy Oestreicher is an artist, author, speaker for RAINN and TEDx, writer for The Huffington Post, award-winning health advocate, actress and playwright, eagerly sharing the lessons learned from a decade of trauma through her writing, performance, art and speaking. Amy's story and show have appeared on the TODAY Show, CBS, & NBC.
Written in 1921 by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill, this iconic American drama is a searing social commentary on the divide between the rich and poor in the industrial age. The timeless story of class and identity is reimagined in a production by visionary director Richard Jones, whose acclaimed staging for The Old Vic has been boldly reimagined for the Park Avenue Armory's soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall.
Tony Award-nominated actor Bobby Cannavale stars as Yank, the laborer searching for a sense of belonging and individual identity within a society dominated by the elite. His journey from the bowels of a transatlantic ocean liner to the wealthy neighborhoods of New York literally revolves around the audience like the conveyer belt of a large machine, in a design by Stewart Laing that mirrors the industrial backdrop of the play on an epic scale. The production challenges audiences to confront capitalism and inequality, providing a contemporary rallying cry addressed as much to our own gilded age as to O'Neill's.
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes Hamilton, a musical about a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has given words and music to the story of an unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind who went from being a bastard orphan to George Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury Department secretary who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and Aaron Burr, lifelong friend and foe of Hamilton, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Mesiner-master John DeSotelle directs the Nu• ance Theatre's ambitious take on William Shakespeare's enigmatic tale. The company's experimental stage will be transformed into a castle in the 16th Century complete with a drawbridge, ramparts, and ghost... not an actor but a visual effect as old as the dark ages! DeSotelle assembled a team of expert technicians to basically transport us back to the 16th Century.
Visual artist and activist Ai Weiwei and Pritzker Prize-winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron collaborate on a new site-specific commission that leverages both the vast scale of the Park Avenue Armory's drill hall and its history as a public meeting space. Exploring the meaning of public space in our surveillance-laden world, the installation references the story of Hansel and Gretel, in which children lose their way and feel a sense of menace in a space they know and trust. The artists take advantage of the architecture of the drill hall — its openness and 80-foot height — to create a disconcerting environment with an unexpected entrance wherein every movement is tracked and surveyed by drones and communicated to an unknown public. Accompanying this installation will be talks and programs by artists, philosophers, and activists.
Hansel & Gretel builds on a legacy of over 15 years of collaboration among Weiwei, Herzog, and de Meuron, who have worked together on such design projects as the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and the National Stadium in Beijing, created for the 2008 Summer Olympics and nicknamed the "Bird's Nest" for its façade of interwoven steel.
Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Buried up to her waist and sinking into the earth, Winnie is one of modern drama's fundamental female roles: an endlessly fascinating spirit of buoyant resourcefulness and unassuming grace in the face of inevitable oblivion. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, compassionate and ferocious, this extraordinary Happy Days is directed by James Bundy, artistic director of Yale Repertory Theater, where this production originated.
Bette Midler returns to Broadway in one of the theater's most cherished musicals when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! David Hyde Pierce also stars.
Based on Thornton Wilder's farce The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! caused an instant sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 1964, winning a record-shattering 10 Tony Awards and breaking the record for Broadway's longest-running show. Directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and featuring choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, this new Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director and choreographer Gower Champion, still considered one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
Having won critical praise for his previous residencies, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young returns to Café Carlyle with Here for You, an all-new show. Young originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Tony Award-winning musical and international hit Jersey Boys. As Valli, Young became the only American actor in history to win all four major leading actor honors in a Broadway debut: the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards.
Dylan Crossman's dance company looks at human behavior within formalism. Abrons Arts Center presents Crossman's newest work, Here We Are. While Jesse Stiles' haunting score and the feel of old Prague filter into the old Playhouse, ponder whether three individuals are in love with one another or in love with you, their witness. Or maybe it is the sound of you falling in love again.
A History of Servitude is a comic survey of world history, from the dawn of man to the present. A celebration of the eternal struggle of the underdog, A History of Servitude is part improv, part sketch comedy, part insanity. The Department of Fools brings audiences on a wildly participatory, slightly intoxicated, and extremely bawdy ride through history.
The lives of six sex workers living in a cramped Brooklyn apartment are flipped upside down when one of them brings home a newborn baby who has been left for dead in a trashcan. The arrival of this innocent life sends the women free-falling into their pasts, forcing them to relive their memories of girlhood, real life, real loss, the struggles and triumphs that brought them here, and the love (for better or worse) at the center of it all.
Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is a tragedy set in a cloistered world of women in 1930s Spain. A tyrannical mother dominates her five unmarried daughters, all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. Their repressed environment leads to an explosion of passion, jealousy, hatred, and despair.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System. At matinee performances, subtitles are provided only by request.
In How to Sell Your Gang Rape Baby* for Parts, the heroines, Libby and Ali, are toiling away in the HR office of a large company. Hating their jobs but afraid to leave (because paycheck), the ladies are thrilled when a surefire money-making opportunity lands in their laps. The Trump-loving, life-affirming intern Bev Anne got knocked up the hard way, and though she's pro-life (natch), she doesn't want the baby. Enter Libby and Ali, who help her realize that this one small life can save the lives of many. In How to Sell Your Gang Rape Baby *for Parts, Libby and Ali risk everything for the greater good.
At a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey, two married couples discuss a younger acquaintance — a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat. Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year's Eve party, which alters the course of their lives. How to Transcend a Happy Marriage asks: How much love can a twosome contain? What are the limits of friendship, and what happens when parents who have forgotten their own wildness have a wild rumpus all their own?
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.
Charles Earthstein, of the Chicago News and M&M Publications, interviews the one and only Jackie "Moms" Mabley, America's No. 1 comedian, at the Apollo Theatre. It reveals some of her personal hopes, dreams, betrayals, despairs, and fame.
I Like It Like That – A Musical is the story of the Rodríguez family living in New York City in the early 1970s. At that time music was the proudest expression of "El Barrio," their East Harlem neighborhood. I Like It Like That takes the audience on a historical musical journey amid neighborhood volatility and social activism. As neighborhood residents deal with the ever-present pull between escape and social conscience, so too members of the Rodríguez family navigate the challenges they face living in the heart of a volatile environment. Instilled in them is the importance of family and the desire to succeed. Starring as the patriarch is Tito Nieves, Grammy nominee and Latin music superstar.
In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer reunites with his two sisters for a celebration of their father's 75th birthday. All deeply invested in their own versions of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael's controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate — with biting humor and razor-sharp insight — how much of the past they're willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.
If I Forget is a sharply funny, unflinchingly honest new play about the stories we choose to believe, the compromises we can't avoid, and the hurt only our nearest and dearest can inflict.
Beatles songs come to life, not with music, but as stories and situations. A cast of 15 presents this world-premiere theatrical tribute for fans of the Fab Four and anyone who imagines a world where all you need is love. Imagine is written by Claude Solnik and directed by Thom O'Connor.
This solo character show, written and performed by Eli James, is a decade-by-decade journey through the parade of unsung deplorables who inhabit the history of rock 'n' roll. Imagine All the People: A Survey of Music Business Creeps shines a light on the creeps, freaks, jackasses, and wannabes that have been steadily plopping out of pop music's bottom since the 1950s. In it, award-winning music historian Sir Gordon Gledhill-Walker guides audience members through each sordid era of rock, attempting to find answers to pop music's longest-lasting mysteries, such as "Were the Beatles more popular than Jesus?", "What is payola and where can I get it?", and "Why did the '90s happen?" Visits from con artists, Klansmen, and Morrissey are to be expected. It's all here when you imagine all the people!
Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this smash — make that smashed — hit! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy once used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, The Imbible chaperones audiences on a trip through 10,000 years of world history. The journey is accompanied by music — the a capella stylings of The Backwaiters — and craft cocktails. You can sit back, drink up, and enjoy as Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and, like any good bartender, keeps his guests laughing throughout the night. Tickets to this critically acclaimed comedy sell out weekly, so get yours early.
Note: Each ticket includes three cocktails.
Immortal Chi is a fusion of Chinese martial arts and acrobatics, accompanied by an all-female percussion ensemble. Expect adrenalin-fueled stunts, traditional weaponry, feats of human endurance, and stunning costumes. This feast for the senses brings the ancient traditions and rich theatrical history of China to life with a rousing 21st-century twist.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
A mysterious story is deciphered, and the illusion of one's own identity is revealed in the new show In & Of Itself. A modern allegory, In & Of Itself explores new ways of seeing the unseeable as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow are blended together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. Multi-Emmy Award winner Frank Oz directs Derek DelGaudio, who both created and performs this work.
Featuring an a cappella score from the talents behind Frozen and Pitch Perfect, In Transit is a new musical about the modern world, bringing to life a tapestry of people and music in the city that never sleeps…or stands still. Inspired by the vibrant rhythms of life on the subway, In Transit follows the intertwining lives of 11 New Yorkers, all hoping to catch the express train to success, love, and happiness — and their stops along the way.
Indecent is a new play from Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance. It charts the journey of an incendiary drama and the artists who risked their lives to perform it. Created by Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman and set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America, this play with music is a riveting look at an explosive moment in theatrical history and comes to Broadway from its critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Vineyard Theatre.
When a famous psychologist and author calls a temp agency for an apprentice, the perfect candidate appears at his door. Witty, studious, and eager to please, Matt Sinclair quickly makes an impression with Dr. Eugene Harper. All is not as it appears, however, and what starts as an interview quickly turns sinister as the author's true motives are revealed. Interview tells the story of a psychologist, a criminal defendant, and a legal system that stops at nothing to gain an alleged killer's confession…even if it means driving the accused to the brink of insanity.
With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. One night, they open their doors and invite their neighbors Dawn and Alan into their home. Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx, and abstract art, class and culture collide. The consequences are as tragic as they are hilarious.
Effie's life is a mess of drink, drugs, and drama every night and a hangover worse than death the next day — till one night gives her a chance at something more. Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, this urgent new play makes its debut in New York City following performances at London's National Theatre.
Join proud mother, hopeless romantic, and arraigned arsonist Sherry Duvall-Covington as she explores her emotional triggers through the power of music and tries to answer the age-old question "Is that all there is?" She'll cover cabaret favorites from Liza, Bette, and Nina, among others, and hopefully provide a little catharsis to boot.
Israeli Chamber Project members share a passion of music-making and deep connection with the musical culture of Israel. Acclaimed in performances around the world, they devise programs combining beloved masterworks with lesser-known gems, and music by Israeli composers. Their first BPAC season includes two diverse programs for strings, winds, and piano. In the fall, Khachaturian's combination of Eastern and Western influences shares an evening with Erwin Schulhoff's dazzling Duo for Violin and Cello, Israeli Gilad Hochman's Slightly Disturbed, and Brahm's well-love Clarinet Trio. In the spring, violist Paul Neubauer is ICP's guest in a program framed by two energetic piano quartets written a century apart. Mozart's lyrical 2nd Piano Quartet and Richard Strauss' impassioned and rarely played work, written when he was just nineteen years old.
It Will All Work Out takes stories from Chris Wells' upcoming memoir, mixes them with funny original songs, and tops it all off with fabulous, colorful, and outrageous outfits. Expect a night of high energy, queer fun, and deep feeling with a smokin' hot band and a couple sexy backup dancers.
In 2005, a mother and daughter living on the Upper West Side fall victim to Hurricane Katrina. As they excavate their apartment riddled with pop culture detritus, the ever-shifting parameters of feminine performance begin to chafe. Pairing traditions of drag performance with elements of conventional absurdist theatre, It's All Coming Back to Me Now says goodbye to the romance of yesterday's America through an examination of Canadian pop music, spearheaded by snow diva Celine Dion.
Jim Caruso's Cast Party, a popular weekly event on Monday nights, is now at Birdland!
"No one can be called a true New Yorker until they've been to the Cast Party, which is to Broadway what the Conde-Nast cafeteria is to publishing. Divas and dapper-dans insouciantly sip cocktails while watching each other sing and perform at the open-mic event during Broadway's dark night," says Next Magazine. Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts a combination open-mic, networking event and party in which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Performers are accompanied by Billy Stritch, pianist and musical director for Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour.
Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. Golden Globe, Grammy, and Oscar winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads and creator of Here Lies Love, explores the rise of Joan of Arc with a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert. Directed by Golden Globe winner Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Joan of Arc: Into the Fire is a new show about challenging the powerful and believing in the impossible.
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Joan Osborne returns to Café Carlyle. Joan Osborne is a multi-platinum recording artist whose career was jumpstarted with the great success of her major label debut album, Relish. The album produced the massive MTV and international smash single, "One of Us."
After starring as Judy and Liza to critical acclaim in The Boy from Oz, Nancy Hays and Michelle Lauto now re-create the 1964 London Palladium performance of the legendary Judy Garland and her 18-year-old daughter Liza Minnelli. That Palladium concert was the only time in history when Judy and Liza performed together onstage. This loving tribute features the classic songs, musical arrangements, dialogue, outfits, and dance steps to recapture the historic occasion.
Accompanied by a jazz combo led by music director Robert Ollis, Nancy (portraying Judy Garland) and Michelle (portraying Liza Minnelli) perform iconic solos like "The Man That Got Away," "Just in Time," and "Gypsy in My Soul" and duets like "Chicago" and "Get Happy / Happy Days," celebrating the thrilling mother-daughter collaboration that occurred only "once in a lifetime."
The Public Theater's artistic director, Oskar Eustis, directs Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's play of politics and power. Rome's leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, and irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country's democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare's political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.
In times of political unrest, must a man die for the greater good of the nation? The assassinations of Rome's great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York's acclaimed Acting Company pairs Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. the Nation, a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Every Tongue Confess, On the Levee). Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment, and retribution.
X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. the Nation is about the assassination of Malcolm X — both the story people think they know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared. Gardley adapts the framework of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar for his play to deepen our understanding of one of America's most complex, compelling historical figures and explores the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s. Through the story of Julius Caesar, a rising political star torn down by his most trusted allies, audiences witness the art of persuasion, the ugliness of backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can't stop repeating. Tackling essential questions about the balance of ambition, personal loyalty, and love of country, Shakespeare's timeless political masterpiece has never been more relevant.
Hamza Zaman pens and performs the story of long-term convict "Junebug" Gonzalez. Junebug is a man whom the world has forgotten but who hasn't forgotten the world. As he conveys the intricacies of life on the "inside" and opens his heart to his true inner life, audience members are questioned about their own views on redemption. In this production, Zaman reprises the lead role from his critically acclaimed FringeNYC show Fresh Meat. Veronica Caicedo of Teatro Circulo directs.
It's 1985. Robert Merkin, the resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell, has just landed on the cover of Time magazine. Hailed as "America's alchemist," his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to dizzying heights. Zealously promoting his belief in the near-sacred infallibility of markets, he is trying to reshape the world.
Junk is the story of Merkin's attempt to take over an iconic American manufacturing company and, in the process, to change all the rules. What Merkin sets in motion is nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, pitting people against themselves.
Doug Hughes directs this new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. The sets are by John Lee Beatty, the costumes by Catherine Zuber, the lighting by Ben Stanton, and the original music and sound by Mark Bennett.
One of Iran's most beloved artists and the preeminent ambassador of Persian music, Kayhan Kalhor is a master of the kamancheh, a spiked fiddle. Known for his improvisations, compositions, and collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider, the Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, the Ghazal Ensemble, and many orchestras around the world, Kayhan has popularized Persian music in the West and is a creative force in today's international music scene. Guest artists to be announced!
Choreographer Ivy Baldwin's latest work, Keen (Part 2), is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center, the Joyce, and the Chocolate Factory. This new dance for the Abrons Playhouse builds upon Baldwin's recent Keen (Part 1) for the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Keen (Part 2) is performed by Baldwin, Anna Carapetyan, Eleanor Smith, and Katie Workum, with a score by Justin Jones, lighting by Chloe Z. Brown, and costumes by Mindy Nelson. Keen (Part 2) grows out of an open-eyed exploration of that which we uncomfortably avoid: the contours of grief — the rites and rituals, spoken and unspoken, public and hidden, age-old and brand-new.
Seventeen-year-old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.
Kid Victory is the latest collaboration between composer John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago) and playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem). Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed, winner of a Susan Stroman Directing Award) directs this musical about breaking out and breaking through.
Note: Kid Victory contains mature and graphic content and may not be suitable for patrons under 15.
Kidnap Road by Catherine Filloux is a two-person theatrical imagining of the captivity of former Colombian senator and anticorruption activist Íngrid Betancourt.
The unforgettable Broadway sensation with music by Tony- and Grammy-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. It's a feel-good celebration packed with nonstop fun...and a kick of pure joy!
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots features a book by Tony-winning theater legend Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. It tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that's ever rocked the runways of Milan…giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.
An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration, and passion where you least expect, Kinky Boots proves that you change the world when you change your mind. Experience the uplifting power of this Tony-winning musical that will raise your spirits to new heights!
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
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!
Tensions rise when famed attorney William Kunstler arrives on a college campus to give a seminar and the brilliant young law student assigned to introduce him objects to his appearance. Has Kunstler finally met his match?
Kunstler was an American civil rights pioneer and attorney so famous that he played himself on Law & Order. His career defending "social outcasts" was as colorful as the man himself. Director of the ACLU from 1964-72, he gained prominence serving as defense attorney for the Freedom Riders and the Chicago Seven as well as for members of the Black Panther Party, the Attica Prison rioters, the American Indian Movement, and Weather Underground. As an attorney in private practice in New York City, he continued to court headlines with controversial clients, from Omar Abdel-Rahman (involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing) to notorious Mafia figures like John Gotti.
Jeff McCarthy (Southern Comfort at the Public Theater) stars as the title character in this fictionalized account. Joining him onstage is Steppenwolf Theatre Company regular Nambi E. Kelley as the whip-smart student who opposes Kunstler.
Kyle is a dark comedy by Hollis James, inspired by his knock-down-drag-out battle with drug addiction. It's about a guy named Jack, his friend Kyle, and Kyle's friend cocaine. Thanks to his new friends, Jack's life quickly begins to spiral out of control. He loses his job, his girlfriend, his health, and all sense of personal hygiene. Will Jack find the strength to get his life back on track, or will Kyle ultimately win?
Feeling Good is a peek through song into the life of Tony winner LaChanze. It previewed at Joe's Pub in 2014 and has been reworked to include original music as well as new arrangements starting with the title song, arranged by Michael Olatuja.
Stephen Adly Guirgis' play The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, directed by Estelle Parsons and performed by members of the Actors Studio, will be revived as part of the Studio's 70th anniversary celebration.
It's the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife, and himself that he's still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero. Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional sports, this New York premiere, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.
Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son — and the rest of us — on the buried history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth and recovering from the past.
Spurred by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent, uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, directs this incendiary new show from one the most provocatively hilarious satirists in American theater.
Laugh and a Draft is a free stand-up comedy show featuring talented up and coming comedians hosted, produced, and booked by Jared Wilder at Flannery's Bar.
Laugh and a Draft is a comedy-variety show produced and hosted by Jared Wilder through SomethinWilder Productions featuring the best up and coming talent in New York.
The Liar is a 17th-century farce of mistaken identity and secrets. The charming Dorante cannot tell the truth, while his manservant cannot lie.
Adapted by Tony nominee David Ives (Venus in Fur) from a play by Pierre Corneille, The Liar is the sixth production in a collaboration between Ives and Classic Stage Company, a group dedicated to reimagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. Michael Kahn (Showboat), another Tony nominee and member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame, directs.
Life According to Saki is inspired by the life and short stories of Hector Hugh Munro, nicknamed "Saki." A fabulous British satirist who died in World War One, Saki shares his stories with his fellow soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme. His tales are witty, absurd, and peculiarly optimistic. Adapted by award-winning author Katherine Rundell, his stories are brought to life by an ensemble cast and the occasional puppet.
In celebration of John Kander's 90th birthday, The New York Pops brings to life his five-decade partnership with Fred Ebb with songs from their hit Broadway shows including Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Scottsboro Boys, and Chicago.
Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye, the now-forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, 40-year love story spins. From the minds of celebrated playmaking company The Debate Society, The Light Years is an epic yet intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future — and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention.
Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and he's on a quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt and prevent a war among the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you're a demigod. Based on the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan and featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure. Chris McCarrell (Les Misérables) stars as Percy.
The Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists honor diverse talents across the performing arts. This year's winners range from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. Multi-Golden Globe Award winner and Oscar and Tony nominee Sigourney Weaver will host the awards presentation, which will include live and taped performances by the awardees, as well as appearances from Katherine Brown, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes, and Desmond Richardson.
Linda Wilde has it all. She's an award-winning senior executive as well as a busy wife and mother. But when she pitches a revolutionary concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age, she finds herself fighting for her own relevance as every part of her carefully considered life starts to show cracks. Manhattan Theatre Club presents this timely, moving, and fiercely funny new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization) in its American premiere, directed by MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow.
Five people wait in line for an unknown event, each trying to get to the front. Through their shoving and conniving, Line dramatizes the absurdity of everyday life.
The length of the show's run is a testament to its interminable relevance. Line has been running — or rather, standing and waiting — since 1967. Among those stuck in the original production was Richard Dreyfuss, then almost as unknown as the event his character awaited. Today the rotating cast continues to feature emerging young actors. Tradition also lives on in the play's director, Jay Michaels; he studied with Carol Ilson, who directed Line in 1974. The playwright is still Israel Horovitz.
Based on the 1994 Disney film, The Lion King continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. With a powerful score by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, The Lion King amazes with astounding stage wizardry from visionary director Julie Taymor. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna. Experience the stunning visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon — one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life onstage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, The Lion King has found its way into the hearts of millions.
The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants, and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that love is the deepest magic of all.
Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today.
In a first for Manhattan Theatre Club, Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will alternate between the roles of Regina and Birdie, both members of a strong-willed, aristocratic Southern family. The actresses will play the characters in repertory, appearing opposite each other at each performance.
A romantic fun evening of live cabaret music combining old-style romance with contemporary pop at New York City's top cabaret venue, The Metropolitan Room. Suzanna Ross will be singing American jazz standards, several French classics, movie score favorites, pop (1960s and modern) from the lists of Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Sting, Michel Legrand, Edith Piaf, Francoise Hardy and more.
Created by the New York City-based comedy troupe Eight Is Never Enough, LMAO is an interactive show combining improv, sketch, music, and (why not?) magic. Every Saturday night, special guest artists enrich the mix.
An honest U.S. senator travels to Louisiana to investigate corruption in the Louisiana Purchase Company. The company's lawyer attempts to divert him via the attentions of two beautiful women, but the senator maintains his integrity and ends up marrying one of them.
Louisiana Purchase is a 1940 musical by Irving Berlin. Set in New Orleans, it satirizes then-Louisiana governor Huey Long.
The Nat Turner Revue performs their post-Valentine's Day comedy improv show Love Sauce Supreme. Join this award-winning comedy troupe and other hilarious guests for one of the most electrifying shows in New York City!
Drag queens serve up dinner, outrageousness, and a show at Lucky Cheng's Restaurant. The show features comedy, karaoke, and — embrace yourself — interactive cabaret. The cross-dressed staff are anything but a drag; they enhance the fun as your bartenders, waitresses, and performers. After 19 years in downtown Manhattan, this dinner show transferred in 2012 to the Times Square area, where the shenanigans continue today.
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents an all-new celebration of Chinese culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The festive, family-friendly event will showcase thrilling choreography inspired by shadow puppetry, Peking Opera performers in dazzling costumes, live music performed by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, and a traditional Chinese marketplace.
In a city with millions of things to see and do, there is only one place where every day over 220 world-famous celebrities provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Become a star at Madame Tussauds New York with over 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square. Gossip with Hollywood's hottest celebrities, give an earful to world leaders, or take your photo with historical icons. Get up close with Justin Bieber, Diddy, Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, and so many more.
NEW this year is Marvel Super Heroes 4D! Step inside the top secret command center to unlock your powers alongside the Hulk, Spider-Man and more. Pass their tests and advance to the thrilling finale, the Marvel Superheroes Cinema 4D Experience. Don't miss this all new interactive adventure!
The NoMad, in collaboration with theory11, presents The Magician, an intimate evening of magic, mystery, and deception, starring Dan White.
Dan White is a magician, creator, consultant, and performer. Over the past 20 years, he's created magic on stage and screen around the world. Most recently, Dan was featured on the Discovery Channel special The Supernaturalist and White Magic on the Travel Channel. In 2014, Dan served as a creative consultant to Kanye West, collaborating on iconic, magic visuals for the YEEZUS tour. Prior to that, Dan consulted on-site in Las Vegas with legendary illusionist David Copperfield. Dan is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sometimes even the most devout can lose their faith. When Ken, a middle-aged man from Nebraska, suddenly finds he's lost his — along with his sense of purpose — he goes on a wild adventure to find it. Along the way he encounters a world vastly different from his own, filled with chance meetings and romantic encounters that shake him to the core. From the playwright of August: Osage County comes a fascinating exploration of what happens when we lose our belief system and of the characters that enter our lives on the path to a meaningful existence.
After working so hard to get the ring, Sharon never expected that her marriage to Julian, a rising R&B star, would be hanging by a thread after one year. A delayed honeymoon, a neglected anniversary, and many nights apart have rocked their relationship to the core. But even though she's working at it alone, she's willing to do whatever it takes to save her marriage. That is, until rumors of Julian's infidelity start floating around, forcing Sharon to give him an ultimatum: End the tour or end their marriage. Not ready to close the door on either part of his life, Julian's indecisiveness opens the door for Sharon's old flame Jackson to ignite the fire that's been missing, but this time around, it might just be an inferno.
Estranged sisters Lee and Bessie have never seen eye to eye. Lee is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Bessie's got her hands full with their elderly father and his soap opera-obsessed sister. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, the two women reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee's good intentions and wig-styling skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere...or at least keep him from burning her house down? Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World? Exploring an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion, and a dose of wonderfully absurd humor, Marvin's Room is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally.
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) – founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw – will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season.
Following this past season's successful partnership with New York City Center, MasterVoices is pleased to return there for the New York premiere of 27. A new English translation of the St. John Passion and the first major revival of Babes in Toyland in New York City in over 85 years will be performed at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
MasterVoices, formerly The Collegiate Chorale, closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland. The production is conducted by MasterVoices' artistic director Ted Sperling and features the MasterVoices chorus, Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald, along with Orchestra of St. Luke's.
In this tale of irrepressible lust, impossible purity, and infuriating hypocrisy, incompatible values collide and expose the tenuous boundary between order and anarchy. Such is director Simon Godwin's take on this Shakespeare play. Godwin, an associate director at London's National Theatre, sees Measure for Measure as a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies in a tensely diverse world. How apropos...
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.
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.
The Delacorte Theater transforms into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare's beloved comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairy-tale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, founder of the Public Theater's groundbreaking Public Works program, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love.
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.
An all-star lineup performs at MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala, this year celebrating the theater's 30th anniversary. Performers include Tony Award winners Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jennifer Holliday, and Kelli O'Hara; Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block, Brian d'Arcy James, and Brandon Victor Dixon; plus Dear Evan Hansen breakout star Ben Platt and Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez. The schedule for the evening is as follows:
6:30pm: cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
8:45pm Miscast revue
Proceeds from Miscast will, as always, support MCC Theater's mission to develop and produce exciting work off-Broadway; its Youth Company and partnerships with New York City public high schools; and its literary development work with emerging playwrights.
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, the musical Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between John, an American GI, and Kim, a young Vietnamese woman. Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon nightclub owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as "The Engineer." John buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night — a night that will change their lives forever.
Magical Nights Inc. presents New York's longest running magic series, Monday Night Magic. Every show features a minimum of six internationally renowned magicians performing in an intimate theatrical setting. The fun continues during intermission as sleight-of-hand close-up magicians mingle with the audience. Monday Night Magic performers have been featured on numerous television shows, including ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, NBC's Today Show and most recently on The Wall Street Journal Report. Visit www.mondaynightmagic.com for more information on upcoming performers.
Inspired by the lives and work of the Brontë sisters, The Moors is a dark, comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility. Dreaming of love and power, two sisters and their dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors — the vast, desolate landscape of northern England. With the arrival of a hapless governess and a moorhen, lies are revealed and loyalties shift as all are set on a strange and dangerous path.
When Dottie Nerber's son and daughter arrive to pack up the contents of their mother's Florida home, their conflicting memories of her collide. As the siblings unpack family secrets, they must separate fact from fiction and are forced to question the narratives of their own lives.
This new play by Drama Desk and Academy Award winner James Lecesne (The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey) is an unflinching and comedic look at how one family deals with the effects of Alzheimer's. It asks why we tell the stories we do about the people we love and how we live with those stories after they've been debunked.
Note: This show contains nudity. Not recommended for ages under 13.
Mr. Wonderful focuses on nightclub entertainer Charlie Welch, especially his personal and show business struggles. The source of those struggles? Being black in a "white world."
This 1956 musical was written to showcase the talents of Sammy Davis Jr. and Chita Rivera. The Musicals Tonight production is the show's first revival.
Noted philanthropist, tone poet, and world's most unlikely guitar hero, Mrs. Smith comes to (Le) Poisson Rouge for an encounter with unbridled musical exploration, fully bonkers comedic storytelling, and Lady of a Certain Age pathos. Freshly crowned as the winner of the "Shred for Your Life" contest at Webster Hall, Mrs. Smith and her band the Rage will sonically delve into the traumatic life events that have made her the guitar virtuoso she is today. From her Little House on the Prairie-style childhood to her kidnapping at the hands of a Norwegian Death Metal band, Mrs. Smith will leave no stone unturned and no note unplayed. While My Guitar Gently Shrieks features the music of ABBA, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Taylor Swift, Van Halen, Sia, and Metallica, among others.
The mob just made a hit, but everyone will live to talk about it. And talking they are because when the "boys" get together, it's a scream! Join this interactive show for a private audience with the Don; maybe he'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Mingle with mobsters and molls, meet the new "Boss of Bosses," break bread and heads with wiseguys and Mafia princesses. Sure, you'll be ducking bullets over Broadway, but that won't stop the fun! Eat, drink, dance, and be merry. You might just die laughing!
This two and a half hour comedy mystery includes a three-course sit-down dinner and dancing. Audience members even have the chance to solve the case and win prizes. Seven prizes are awarded at every performance and include "Academy Awards" for the best actor and actress in the audience.
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world.
In the past seven years, the Museum of Sex has generated 14 exhibitions and 5 virtual installations, each in keeping with the Museum's mission of advocating open discourse surrounding sex and sexuality as well as striving to present to the public the best in current scholarship unhindered by self-censorship. With each new exhibition, lecture series, event and publication, the Museum of Sex is committed to addressing a wide range of topics, while simultaneously highlighting material and artifacts from different continents, cultures, time periods and media.
The Museum's permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts is comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Additionally, the museum houses both a research library as well as an extensive multimedia library, which includes 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, BETA, VHS and DVDs. From fine art to historical ephemera to film, the Museum of Sex preserves an ever-growing collection of sexually related objects that would otherwise be destroyed and discarded due to their sexual content.
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Musical Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with a completely improvised musical. No two shows are the same; come see what your favorites are up to this week!
The three-show Musicals in Mufti series launches with Milk and Honey — book by Don Appel, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Marking the Broadway debut of Jerry Herman, this musical centers on the romance between two Americans in Israel — a lonely widow on tour and an unhappily married man visiting his daughter. Set against the backdrop of Israel's struggle for recognition as an independent nation, the show is a tale of love, optimism, and second chances.
It is followed by Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage — music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, and others. The musical is a joyous and moving celebration of Kurt Weill, a cantor's son and one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century. Weill's greatest theater songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story, spanning 20 eventful years — from Von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany to Roosevelt and Truman in the U.S.
The Winter 2017 series concludes with Dear World — book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. When a group of businessmen scheme to drill for oil in Paris, there is only one force in the world that can stop them: Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot. With the help of idealism, love, and poetry — not to mention two other madwomen, a local sewerman, and a pair of young lovers — the Countess fights to save Paris and the world from greed. This production stars Emmy and Tony Award winner Tyne Daly.
Happening in conjunction with the Musicals in Mufti series is Hello, Jerry!, a multimedia presentation by Charles Troy, a musical theater historian, graphic designer, and former lyricist.
In the third chapter of the Big Gay Italian trilogy, Anthony J. Wilkinson's character is approaching his 40s and facing the challenges of balancing his now successful weight loss company with past and present gay relationships. New and familiar characters come together to join him on his journey through another outrageous comedy of errors.
My Eyes Went Dark is an electrifying new drama about a Russian architect driven to revenge after losing his family in a plane crash. Matthew Wilkinson (Red Sea Fish) returns to Brits Off Broadway with another searing new play inspired by real events. This production was nominated for three off-West End Theatre Awards and enjoyed an acclaimed run last year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Naked Boys Singing! consists of six adult males doing what the title declares. Whether exposing the anxiety of a high school locker room or revealing the joys of performing nude, the uninhibited singing of these "boys" celebrates the male anatomy with wit and explicitness. And not only do they perform in the buff; many are buff themselves. Each member of the cast performs a solo tune as well as in ensemble pieces. Get excited: Every penile synonym known to man is referenced in this show.
The women of the Muscolino family have spent years oppressed by the frightening temper of their husband and father. All of them are hiding dreams, loves, and longings; all are desperate for a life beyond their four walls. But when a plane crashes into their neighborhood, the family's plans are put on hold. The women fight to find their voices and to hold on to each other. Napoli, Brooklyn is a play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness in 1960s Brooklyn.
One of the premier dance companies in the Caribbean, NDTC blends the folklore, music, and dance of Jamaica, Africa, and the American South with modern and classical forms to create a vibrant celebration of West Indian culture. Celebrating their 55th Anniversary, their much-anticipated return to Brooklyn Center will feature two programs combining evocative new works with favorites from their extensive repertoire.
Student performers qualify to compete in the national program by winning top honors at regional high school musical theatre awards competitions presented by Broadway League member performing arts centers. Over 1,000 high schools and 50,000 students participate in these annual events. Since its inception in 2009, the NHSMTA has enabled over $1,000,000 in university and conservatory scholarships to be awarded to talented students at the national and local level—several of whom have already been cast in Broadway, Touring and West End productions.
New Dramatists is the nation's premier playwright development laboratory and a Tony Honor recipient. The organization will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon. This dual recognition celebrates the individual contributions of these women to the American theater and also highlights the importance of their significant ongoing creative partnership.
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 celebrates its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have received wide acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theater. This concert celebrates the multiyear partnership between the actress and stage director and brings together artists from the stage and screen in their honor.
The event begins at 7pm with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a spectacular lineup of guest artists under the baton of music director Steven Reineke. The performance will include appearances by Broadway stars Danny Burstein, Ruthie Ann Miles, Laura Osnes, and Paulo Szot, as well as compositions by Jason Robert Brown and Nico Muhly. The concert will also feature 20 students from the New York Pops' Kids on Stage music education program and Camp Broadway Kids. Following the concert, a black-tie dinner dance will be held at the elegant Mandarin Oriental, New York.
The New York Pops — a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality — launches its 35th season at Carnegie Hall. Music director Steven Reineke leads the orchestra in a season that celebrates the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons.
The 2017-18 series opens with a celebration of founder Skitch Henderson's centennial year and a mix of the greatest hits of today and yesterday, featuring up-and-coming Broadway stars Matt Doyle and Ali Ewoldt. In November, Reineke leads Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe in an all-new concert exploring the myriad works by female songwriters of the stage and screen, Women of Notes. As always, the orchestra rings in the holiday season with a weekend of festive tunes, featuring Broadway and TV sensation Megan Hilty in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. In February, Reineke presents Heart and Soul, featuring Broadway royalty James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins in a concert spanning the history of R&B, just in time for Valentine's Day. The season closes with The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores, in which the 78 musicians of the orchestra take the stage to present iconic theme music from some of the biggest box office successes of the silver screen.
Follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting, this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms – from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet – all of which combine to make a highly entertaining show.
By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, New York Theatre Ballet fosters new understanding and appreciation of dance. This particular pairing brings together a piece by former NYTB choreographer Edward Henkel and another by Broadway choreographer Chase Brock. The first is a restaging of Henkel's 1986 Revision; the second is the world premiere of Misfit Movement Makers, set to indie-folk and folk-pop music with lyrics.
NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children.
With a dancing clock, wacky stepsisters, and a beloved princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by the Metropolitan Opera's resident costume designer Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan, and sets by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith. Cinderella is appropriate for boys and girls ages three and up!
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
Bullets fly and bathtub gin flows in Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition jape The New Yorkers, a gleefully amoral celebration of speakeasies, gangsters, society dames, and the great city they love. The musical centers on featherbrained socialite Alice Miller, whose bootlegger beau leads her on a madcap romp from Park Avenue to Sing Sing and back again. The New Yorkers produced a number of standards—"I Happen to Like New York," "Love for Sale"—but much of the original material has been lost, making this Encores!'s most ambitious musical reconstruction ever.
NEWSical the Musical lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. No one in the news is safe! With songs and material updated regularly, this topical musical revue is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof!
In 2010 NEWSical received two Drama Desk Award nominations: one for for Outstanding Musical Revue and one for Outstanding Lyrics. The lyrics were written by Rick Crom, who also composed the music.
In the summer of 1992 in Medford, New Jersey, Adam and his gang of friends face life after high school. But when the five of them encounter a mysterious visitor from another world, their lives are forever changed. Nibbler is a dark comedy about a time in life when everything and nothing seems possible.
The cast includes Rachel Franco (PIX11's Wonderama), James Kautz (HBO's Vinyl), Elizabeth Lail (NBC's The Blacklist), Matthew Lawler (Netflix's House of Cards), Spencer Davis Milford (The Winslow Boy on Broadway), and Sean Patrick Monahan (The Vast Machine).
Toronto comedian Nicky Nasrallah (Panacea) brings his hit solo show of complex characters and melodies to the FRIGID New York festival. Watch one man create a brand-new musical every night with only the help of a musical director and audience suggestions. This show features James Rushin, Austin Nuckols, and Caleb Collins on keys. Second City's Carly Heffernan directs.
At the end of World War Two, Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, finds himself alone and far away from home when he meets the mysterious Mr. H, a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. Fast friends, they set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger, and uncertainty to find Ernst's family. Delicate piano music and dreamlike stage effects help tell this story of two survivors who become each other's allies, protectors, and confidants. Inspired by a true story, Nivelli's War is a vivid and moving theatrical account of an incredible journey and magical friendship.
Nocturnes is an evening with visual artist Rosalyn Engelman in which her life and creative processes are explored through film, music, and conversation. The program includes the documentary film Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory, a conversation between the artist and Baruch Performing Arts Center director Ted Altschuler, and nocturnes by Chopin, Fauré, and Lowell Liebermann performed by pianist David Shimoni. It concludes with a toast to the triptych Nocturnes by Engelman herself.
Rosalyn Engelman is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist. She works with a variety of materials, including outdated and discarded electronic equipment, mannequins, nails, and barbed wire, producing art with a striking range of expressive content. In all her work, Engelman is searching for beauty, hope, and transcendence. Her art is ultimately about the indomitable human spirit — the will to create in a world where devastation is a dominant theme of life. Her art comes from the belief that communication, especially through art and creativity, is a key source of redemption.
In 1961, a movie star is committed to a Manhattan psych ward. The doctor assigned to her case believes he must keep her there for her own good, but the creative genius behind the movie-star mask will sacrifice anything to regain her freedom.
Note: This play is based on a true story.
This play mixes historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and slavery advocate Stephen A. Douglas in their own words with the fictional story of two slaves seeking freedom in 1859 by heading north. About 20 actors bring this full-length play, written and directed by Marvalee Peart, to life. Witness some of our nation's greatest speeches woven into a powerful story in which audiences see action, romance, cruelty, courage, and the debate about and reality of slavery just before the war that ended it through emancipation.
The Nose is the story of a government worker whose position is upset when his nose leaves his face and masquerades as a higher-ranking official. This family musical, adapted from Nikolai Gogol's story of the same name, features Russian-themed music and lessons we can all relate to.
Not That Jewish is Emmy Award-winning writer, actress, and comedian Monica Piper's autobiographical telling of a Jew…'ish' girl's life. From growing up in a show business family in the Bronx and taking her first steps on a comedy club stage to a WASP wedding and an "almost" night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life, using the same signature wit found in her writing for Roseanne, Mad About You, and Rugrats. Over the course of 80 minutes, the audience travels with Piper from innocence to individuality, from reliant to resilient, and shares the hilarity and heartache along the way.
Magician Chris Lengyel has been performing magic for over 10 years. Now he brings his show, Nothing Up My Sleeves, to New York City. Chris dazzles audiences with his one-of-a-kind illusions. Witness astounding mentalism and death-defying stunts, including Chris' body passing through a frame of barbed wire.
Note: There is a two-drink minimum at this show's venue.
The musical nightclub phenomenon NYC Dueling Pianos is proud to announce its triumphant return to Times Square. Having played to sold-out crowds across the country, the critically-acclaimed interactive concert is preparing to come back to it's original location at the HA! Comedy Club.
You want A-list laughs on a D-list budget? Then come to the Broadway Comedy Club! You can enjoy shows every night in an intimate setting with great food and drinks. The lineup of comedians includes the hottest TV headliners from Comedy Central and late-night television as well as New York City's rising stars — this is your chance to see them before they make it big! Plus, if you're from out of town, you'll have a real NYC story to tell your friends back home.
Past headliners include...
Josh Spear (Last Comic Standing; Late Night With Conan O'Brien)
Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents)
Aaron Haber (Comedy Central's The Watch List; Friars' Club)
Shannon Sutherland (Maxim Radio)
Rob O'Reilly (The Tonight Show; Live at Gotham)
Dean Obeidallah (Comedy Central's Axis of Evil)
Dave Konig (HBO)
Actor-illusionist-inventor Geoff Sobelle delivers The Object Lesson. This tactile installation turns the theater into a storage facility of gargantuan proportions in which audiences are free to roam and sift through the clutter. Sobelle transforms this makeshift attic into a space of reflection and wonder as he unpacks our relationship to everyday objects: breaking, buying, finding, fixing, giving, losing, winning, trading, selling, stealing, storing, collecting, cluttering, clearing, packing up, passing on, getting buried under…a world of things. The Object Lesson is a meditation on the stuff we cling to and the crap we leave behind.
Oleg Frish, who is revered for his affable and quirky personality, kicks off his 25th anniversary as a singer and TV talk show host in America at the Metropolitan Room. Oleg is a connoisseur of the Great American Songbook, swing, and jazz music. Along with his world-class quartet and some surprise guest artists, he delivers an inspired show in many languages. He brings to life several fun and classic love songs that were featured on his recent dream-come-true album, Duets With My American Idols.
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
When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime — and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we're all part of the problem.
Roundabout Underground presents On the Exhale, a provocative world premiere from Martín Zimmerman (Netflix's Narcos), directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet). Staged with heart-pounding intensity in Roundabout's intimate Black Box Theatre, this play draws you into the white-hot center of one of the most divisive — and most urgent — debates in the United States.
Nominated for a 2016 Tony Award!
On Your Feet! is the story of two people who — through an unwavering dedication to each another and to their pursuit of the American dream — showcased their talent, their music, and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. The show, choreographed by Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), is set to Gloria Estefan's chart-topping hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga" as well as to new music created by the Estefans. Its book is by Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris (The Bodyguard).
Over the course of one tumultuous weekend, Noel returns to his hometown to confront the sudden death of his best friend, the wedding of his philandering father, and the reemergence of his one true love, Nicole. A hilarious, poignant journey punctuated by the puerile antics of Noel's fraternal twin brother, Declan, The Optimist follows three young people into a rundown motel room where they tackle unfinished romance, the imminent arrival of a rampaging patriarch, and the threat of impending adulthood.
The evening includes a 6pm cocktail party and a concert at 7pm with performances by original Broadway stars of Cinderella: Laura Osnes and Ann Harada. The concert also features Erich Bergen (the Jersey Boys film), Liz Larsen (Beautiful), Telly Leung (In Transit), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), James Snyder (If/Then), Sal Viviano (Falsettos) and Betsy Wolfe (Falsettos).
This benefit comes on the heels of an agreement allowing Highland Farm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where world-renowned lyricist and humanitarian Oscar Hammerstein lived and worked, to be used for museum activities. It was at Highland Farm that the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein partnership was formed and where Hammerstein penned lyrics to musicals such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and more. Highland Farm is also where Hammerstein mentored a young Stephen Sondheim, who said that in one afternoon he learned "more about songwriting and the musical theater than most people learn in a lifetime." Proceeds will be used to to protect this piece of American history, honor creativity, social engagement, and mentorship, while encouraging future generations to contribute to the arts.
A darkly comic epic, Oslo is the true but untold (until now) story of how one young couple, Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul (Jennifer Ehle) and her husband, the social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen (Jefferson Mays), planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Featuring dozens of characters and locations across the globe, Oslo is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together — and fighting one another — as they seek to change the world.
The untold story of Mozart's prodigy sister.
DRAMA DESK, Off-Broadway Alliance and 8 New York Innovative Theater Awards nominations - winner of 2 New York Innovative Theatre Awards: Outstanding Solo Performance (Sylvia Milo) and Outstanding Original Music (Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen)
September 23 - November 13, January 6 - 9
Performed (in rotation) by Sylvia Milo (the play's creator), Samantha Hoefer, Daniela Galli or Jody Christopherson.
Full schedule and tickets: www.theOtherMozart.com
Theater Breaking Through Barriers will proudly present its 5th Festival of new short plays, which will examine otherness in its many forms — Racial, Religious, Political, Sexual and Social — all through a lens of disability. The Other Plays promises to provide a provocative evening of truly enlightening, enraging and entertaining theatre.
This season, Obie Award winner Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go) returns with a new adventure in bittersweet and hilariously off-kilter storytelling. With music by Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy, and Ian Riggs performed by a quartet, The Outer Space follows a married couple as they leave the noise, pollution, and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the journey? Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet) directs this out-of-this-world musical about the sacrifices we make for sustainable living and love.
In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry sailed to Japan on a U.S. mission to open trade relations at any cost. This remarkable musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who get caught up in the westernization of the East. George Takei stars; John Doyle directs.
Fads come and go, and aesthetic poetry is all the rage in town these days, especially among the maidens who have all become groupies of the self-styled poet Reginald Bunthorne — to the dismay of their macho military boyfriends. All but Patience, the virtuous village milkmaid who claims to have never loved anyone. She doesn't care for poetry much either, and, as it turns out, neither does Bunthorne! While Bunthorne is infatuated with Patience, she falls for her childhood crush Archibald Grosvenor, another famous aesthete who attracts women even faster than Bunthorne. The rigid military men attempt to win back their ladies by comically attempting to be willowy poets, but, when exasperated Bunthorne challenges Grosvenor to give up the current aesthetic craze, he does so willingly — and everything backfires.
A renowned psychiatrist is asked to testify on behalf of a young patient. When he refuses, his career, ethics, and faith are thrown into question.
Neil Pepe directs this world premiere of the latest play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross).
St. Ann's Warehouse, building on its history of partnerships with the United Kingdom's most exciting theaters and theater artists, is proud to join forces with the National Theatre and Headlong for the first time to present the American premiere of Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things. The production, directed by Jeremy Herrin, was one of last season's must-see shows on the West End. Denise Gough reprises her Olivier Award-winning role as an actress whose life has spun out of control because of her addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Perfect Crime is a thriller about three psychiatrists, a detective, a crazy patient, and at least one dead body. A man is murdered...or is he? Did his wife kill him? The detective investigating the case thinks so — until he starts to fall in love with her and the husband mysteriously reappears. The plot includes Gone Girlish and Agatha Christiesque twists and turns. Audiences member don't have to navigate them all by themselves, though. There's an "answer key" for people to review after the show if they're still trying to figure out what happened and how.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
This mega-musical classic is the longest-running show in Broadway history. Indeed, it is entirely likely that there are cast members currently in the show who were born after The Phantom of the Opera's opening night on Broadway in 1988. Based on Gaston Leroux's 1909 novel, Phantom centers on the hideously deformed "phantom" who lurks beneath the Paris Opera and on the object of his obsession, the young soprano Christine, whom he is determined to make a star and thereby win her affections. With a timeless score and a design that reinvented the stage spectacular forever, Phantom is a must-see on Broadway.
The show has something for everyone but will be especially enjoyed by devotees of the mega-musicals of the 1980s and '90s. If you love Les Misérables, Cats, or Miss Saigon, you'll love Phantom too. It has also become very popular with non-English speaking tourists who can enjoy the melodic score and breathtaking set as they follow the action onstage.
In Picnic, when a gorgeous drifter arrives in a small Kansas town, no one is prepared. He brings with him the possibilities and promises — some true, some false — of a life with real options. His instant and incendiary chemistry with a local 18-year-old unexpectedly destroys the illusions of comfort harbored by everyone in this heartland's physically expansive and emotionally suffocating landscape. William Inge's legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning play is over 60 years old, but the American questions of sex as currency, of class as possibility, and youth as opportunity are timeless.
In Come Back, Little Sheba, a middle-aged Midwestern couple lives from one day to the next — Lola, breathless with fear of silence and solitude, and Doc, a recovering alcoholic. Into their tired lives comes Marie, their boarder, so flush with the riches of her youth that they can no longer deny how they spent their own. Their fragile acceptance of their own stifling reality is suddenly and brutally tested as Inge mercilessly exposes the pain and regret of the past that can be unmasked by the mere presence of youth and possibility of the future. Come Back, Little Sheba explores the endless and inevitable disappointments of the ever-seductive American dream.
In Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline, Nya Joseph is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement. At the same time, she sends her only son, Omari, to a private boarding school. When Omari gets involved in a controversial incident that threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari's rage with her own parental decisions as she rallies to save her son.
Can love between Blacks and Latinos survive? A Tale of Secret Lovers From Different Cultures, Who Fall In Love At First Sight, Until Mom Finds Out And Has A Heart Attack!
Updated with new songs, new moments, current politics, and new laughs, it's more funny than ever!
The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The 'Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society' who are attempting to put on a 1920s' murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
Love at first sight, blind dates, late night hook-ups, and ugly break-ups (among other dramas of dating life in NYC) unfold in this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience comprised of short plays about love and relationships set throughout Fat Baby's three levels. The production encourages audience members to interact with characters, grab drinks, and commiserate with other patrons as they choose what to watch and which stories to follow.
The Play/Date experience begins the moment tickets are reserved. Audience members can log on to their social media accounts (from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram) to friend and follow the characters they will meet upon arriving at Fat Baby. The relationships of their new "friends" explode when they meet this motley crew of soul mates, missed connections, and everyone in between (including the bartenders and cocktail waitresses uniting them all). With a guest DJ providing a score, Play/Date creates an electrifying mash-up of live performance, digital communication, and New York nightlife.
The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) is a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays themed around the question, "What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?" The results are being presented in different formats by a network of theaters between January 2017 and June 2018. These performances, staged readings, and community forums create an artistic and cultural dialogue centered around varying American and European understandings of privacy.
Note: Performance dates and locations vary. For more information, visit the Goethe-Institut website (URL below).
Enter The Portal and follow Dante through epic deserts and alpine mountains as he seeks the beautiful and mysterious Beatrice while being pursued by his inner demons. Driven by epic rock music that pulses with tribal and electronic beats, The Portal is part concert, part movie, and part performance. It not only entertains but also immerses the audience in a journey of transcendence and empowerment.
Porter Carroll, Jr of Hall & Oates and Atlantic star, along with The Tambourine Band featuring Wali Ali, Eric Perez, Danny Obadia & Kevin Hill begin their much anticipated Residency at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan. It's the ultimate baby boomers musical buffet; the Contemporary American songbook tantalizingly reworked into something fresh, imaginative and ultramodern, while constantly reflecting the roots of these sophisticated and powerful players. The entire show runs the gamut from R& B and improvisational Jazz to soul,funk,blues, rock & roll and more. It is a bold and daring nightclub act for the modern world.
Every week the cast takes a suggestion from the audience and turns it into a fully crafted musical. Each character is made up on the spot, as are the song-and-dance numbers! Led by Magnet Theater musical director Frank Spitznagel, Premiere: The Improvised Musical features a cast whose professional credits include Comedy Central, HBO, and Second City.
Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh succumb to the intoxicating power of lust and obsession in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of The Present. A new adaptation of Platonov, Anton Chekhov's first play, The Present unfolds over the course of a raucous weekend birthday celebration in the Russian countryside. Old flames ignite in this passionate and bitingly comic work. Performed by 13 of Australia's finest actors, The Present is adapted by Andrew Upton, who — along with Blanchett — led Sydney Theatre Company in an acclaimed five-year tenure that included such watershed productions as A Streetcar Named Desire (BAM, 2009) and Uncle Vanya (Lincoln Center Festival, 2012). John Crowley (Fox Searchlight's Brooklyn) directs.
A self-obsessed actor (is there any other kind?) is having a midlife crisis. This leading man gets led astray by indulging his appetite for wine, women, and sleeping late, not necessarily in that order. A theater favorite, he finds himself caught amid crazed playwrights (is there any other kind?), fawning ingenues, secret trysts, and unexpected twists.
Who better to star in this Noël Coward comedy than real-life theater favorite Kevin Kline? Kline, a Tony- and Academy Award winner, takes on the role once filled by the playwright himself. Under the direction of Moritz von Stuelpnagel, this revival of Present Laughter promises to deliver on its title.
When his family lost their fortune in the Great Depression, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents' estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long‐stifled, about the value of his sacrifice. One of the most personal plays from the consummate voice of the American everyman, Arthur Miller's The Price is a riveting story about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future.
Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.
This thrilling night of theatre includes hits from such celebrated musicals as West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera and more, in an unforgettable tribute to an unmatched Broadway career.