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For the 15th year in a row, producer Scott Siegel presents an all-star cast singing famous Broadway show tunes as they were originally performed on the Great White Way: without amplification! Come hear some of today's bright Broadway stars: Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block, Emily Skinner, and Max Von Essen will all rattle the rafters without any help from a soundboard. So will Tony honoree Ben Davis, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita, Olivier nominee Kyle Scatliffe, and others.
What happens when society crumbles? 1917-2017: Tychyna, Zhadan, and the Dogs is a reminder to reflect on our past as we contemplate our ways forward. The show is filled with music and poetry transformed into scenes, action, and projections. Is there a ray of hope? 1917-2017 is based on poetry by Pavlo Tychyna and Serhiy Zhadan as well as songs by the rock group Zhadan and the Dogs.
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.
Ben Platt, currently starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen, will host the ninth annual Jimmy Awards ceremony. The Jimmys are also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Over 70 high school students from across the United States will compete for the Jimmy for best performance by an actor and actress at this presentation. The talent showcase will feature ensemble as well as solo performances.
2017 Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival – NYC June 8-25
WEEK 1: June 8-11, 2017 Ms Liberty and Her Chastity Belt by Garin Cycholl Always With Me by Walter Thinnes The Gentleman Gangster by Stacey Weingarten Unrepresentable by Linda Ravenswood Triangle 146 - excerpt from musical by Kevin M. Cotter (music) and Diane Uniman (book & lyrics)
WEEK 2: June 15-18, 2017 Men vs Women by Steve Gold The Most Lamentable Tragedy of the Bull of Queens by Brian Scanlan Alpha Betty by Bear Kosik One of Us by Shelby Smith James and the Big Apple 2: Unrequited, a Love Story by Eric Fletcher
WEEK 3: June 22-25, 2017 My Fair Bourgie by Stephen Bracco The Brother by Lawrence Kessenich The Manhattan Medium by Anne V. Grob Ladies in Waiting by Miranda Jackel Football Game by Mark William Butler
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 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays is a biennial festival series of brand-new plays from emerging playwrights. Inspired by the format in which Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill honed their craft, Ensemble Studio Theatre held the first such marathon in 1977 and has since premiered work by David Mamet, Tina Howe, Julia Cho, Qui Nguyen, John Guare, and more.
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.
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!
Amber and Tom are freshmen at Princeton University, where their experiences so far have only two things in common: drunken parties and a desire to fit in. But when they meet, their common experience becomes anything but, and their moral mettle is put to the test. Lileana Blain-Cruz directs Anna Ziegler's deeply felt and relevant play about intimacy and responsibility, power and provocation, privilege, and protocol.
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!
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.
A richly textured evocation of New York City as it absorbed wave upon wave of Jewish immigrants from 1897 through the 1940s, Amerike – The Golden Land features Glenn Seven Allen (The Light in the Piazza), Alexandra Frohlinger (Soul Doctor), and others. With a score that weaves in popular period songs heard on the radio and in the theaters along Second Avenue, the show re-creates an authentic soundscape of New York's Lower East Side and of the outer-borough neighborhoods to which the Jewish population gravitated. Its book incorporates the stories and observations of real-life immigrants collected by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld — people who, like the vast majority of American immigrants, faced the heartbreak of starting over and the challenges of confronting poverty and racism, both abroad and in their new home.
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.
Amy Surratt's First and Last (Show) celebrates the struggle to come back to something you never really had. This first and final bio-mythography is told by the fictionally famous "Amy Surratt," a former reality TV child star, as she gives her debut theatrical swan song. Surratt's own genuine Appalachian roots emerge through the joining of poetic narrative, cultural pageantry, true stories, and good ol' down-home lying. Beauty pageants, burnouts, and unfinished business combine in this tragicomic exploration of fractured identities and origins. Don't worry, though — there are enough mason jars, bluegrass jams, rusted cars, and Southern-fried metatheatrics for everyone.
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.
Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career. So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls…? Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. Animal is a darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.
Now in its 10th year, ANT Fest, Ars Nova's annual celebration of all-new talent, is a prime destination for an eclectic mix of new shows from some of the most intrepid, adventurous artists in New York City. Through its open submission process, ANT Fest offers a wide range of early career artists a point of entry onto the Ars Nova stage and into the greater New York City arts community.
This year, the festival expands to include more intimate performances from ANT Fest alumni in the ANT Fest Lounge, including Chamber Band, Andrew R. Butler, Emily Oliveira, and Jennifer Kidwell. Additionally, U R ★, a graphic novel-inspired musical experience designed for audiences of just six people per showing, will be in residence in the ANT Fest Lounge for some nights of the festival. Plus, Ars Nova's ongoing variety show-meets-party, Showgasm, is scheduled for two special late-night performances hosted by Cole Escola and Nicole Spiezio.
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.
Antonia Bennett, daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett, has been performing alongside her father since she could walk and talk. Some of her early performances were shared with legendary American icons such as Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, Regis Philbin, and Don Rickles. Growing up with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Gene Kelly, it was inevitable that she would inherit a genuine passion for the arts. For the past ten years she has - what she considers - the distinct honor of opening for her father's performances all over the world.
The Aran Islands is a compelling adaptation by Joe O'Byrne of John Millington Synge's classic work. In 1898, on the advice of W.B. Yeats, Synge went to live among the islanders to "express a life that has never found expression.'' In this gray, sea-battered landscape, full of mist and wild rain, hearth is home and storytellers regale listeners with tales by the fire. Here Synge found inspiration for many later works, including The Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Sea. Brendan Conroy, one of Ireland's finest actors, captures the spirit of Synge and of this bleakly primitive, mystical land on the west coast of Europe. In the great tradition of Irish storytelling, The Aran Islands is a haunting and transporting experience built around an incredible performance.
Arlington, by Tony Award-winning Irish playwright and director Enda Walsh, is making its American debut. The play is simultaneously Walsh's most personal and most politically inspired work to date. In a new world order, Isla sits and waits in a waiting room. A man watches her, documents her every move, and pulls her dreams from her. Today someone will die, and everything will be different from now on. Against this terrifying backdrop, Arlington dares to imagine that the individual might somehow survive — and that there is still a place for love.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Theater Breaking Through Barriers presents the first New York revival of Charles Ludlam's brilliant comic suspense thriller The Artificial Jungle. Directed by Everett Quinton, The Artificial Jungle is a film noir story of love, murder, and piranha fish!
The Public Theater kicks off its 2017-18 season with a free Public Works musical reworking of As You Like It, adapted by director Laurie Woolery and composer-lyricist Shaina Taub. Two hundred community members and professional actors perform together in this immersive dreamlike tale of faithful friends, feuding families, and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and his niece Celia escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amid the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars.
A carnival ride through the history of political violence, Sondheim and Weidman's 1990 musical Assassins looks right into the heart of American anger, providing a series of showstoppers for a gallery of U.S. presidential assassins ranging from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald to Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.
New Dance Theatre, in a coproduction with Access Theater, makes its New York debut with Asylum, a dance-theater take on the breaking through the barriers of isolation caused by the stigma of mental illness and the power of compassion. An original work devised and choreographed by New Dance Theatre company members.
This new production of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo, directed by Lila Neugebauer (Everybody), honors Albee, who passed away in 2016. In Act 1, "Homelife," we meet Peter and his wife, who live a comfortable but vaguely unhappy bourgeois existence; in the second act, the classic "The Zoo Story," Peter is forever altered by an oddly persistent stranger in Central Park. With jolts of brutality and Albee's signature dark humor, this seminal play explores both the love and the cruelty that we inflict on each other every day.
When the soul of Elvis returns to Earth and inhabits the body of the most famous rock star in history, he tells his disciples that to bring peace to the planet we must all unite as one — and to do that the entire human race must impersonate Elvis. Satirizing everything from idol worship to people who have experienced actual healing by their faith in Elvis, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators makes audiences howl (like a canine) as it converts them to Hound Dog, the new religion of peace.
The Aurora Project follows Constantine, a robot indistinguishable from human beings, and Nora, a genetically enhanced female explorer, as they begin an endless voyage across the uncharted universe. When Nora decides to go against Constantine's wishes and visit a strange new planet, she's quickly infected with an incurable illness. To delay losing the only person he loves to a gruesome death, Constantine takes it upon himself to suspend them both in cryo-freeze. Thus the pair begins a kind of chemically induced time warp spanning millions of years as they wait for the universe to get smarter and a cure for Nora's illness to be found.
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.
Avoidance! is an improvised game show wherein contestants face the discomforts of everyday life as they vie for the grand prize — a year alone, away from the madness of daily life. Will they succeed in avoiding their greatest fears and anxieties?
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.
This rollicking musical tells the tale of Backbeard, the hairiest pirate who ever lived and his quest to answer the question, "How should a pirate look?" When a rowdy birthday party ruins his clothes, a pair of persuasive tailors convince him to try a vibrant new outfit of patterned trousers, a colorful coat, and a pig. Now the fearsome pirate must face his greatest challenges: winning the acceptance of the Pirate Council, the townspeople, and even his own crew in a high-spirited story of courage, acceptance, and standing up for who you are.
Ben Rimalower brings back his acclaimed long-running solo plays, Patti Issues (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and Bad With Money (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life).
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.
An Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band's Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all.
Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek and a book by Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Itamar Moses, The Band's Visit is directed by Outer Critics Circle and Obie Award winner David Cromer.
From Andy Blankenbuehler, the Tony Award-winning choreographer of Hamilton and Broadway's hottest new director-choreographer, comes Bandstand — the new musical that explodes with the most high-octane, heart-stopping, and best dancing onstage today.
The year is 1945. As America's soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, a singer and songwriter, returns to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart.
When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation's next great musical superstars, inspiration strikes! Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, each an astonishing musician. Together, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home.
BB King Blues Club All-Stars specialize in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
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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.
Come join Becca, under the direction of Gretchen Reinhagen and the music direction of Tracy Stark, as she explores how music helped her find her own voice. The show features songs from the Great American Songbook, modern musical theater, and popular music.
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!
Before Liberace entered the world of glitz and glamour, the legendary showman crossed paths with history's most notorious gangster and his girlfriend, forming a unique bond. Featuring a lavish original score, this world premiere musical explores the phantasmagorical life of the iconic performer and his nearly career-shattering struggle to maintain privacy with respect to his sexual orientation. Friendship, love, and the quest for redemption play out for one of showbiz's most unique trios in the telling of this remarkable story.
The Bigot tackles the most important issue of our time; it's intense, provocative, and sensitive all at once. Most importantly, it provides a much-needed spirit of hope, suggesting that even the most cynical among us can find common ground.
Jim is an equal opportunity bigot, intolerant on the basis of religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender, and ethnicity. He especially hates the lesbian couple next door: Paula and Aysha, an African-American. He hates their guts, and they hate him back. But "the bigot" is about to get the shock of his life, and so are viewers. Something happens that changes not only his life forever but also everybody around him.
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
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!
In this explosive musical about a collision of cultures that redefines the American family, a transgender man from Afghanistan emigrates to North Carolina at the height of the Afghan War. Iphis sees his world reflected through the contrasting lenses of a conservative foster parent, a drag queen roommate, a young student, and the fearless mother who raised him. The Body Politic became the first musical in American history to be performed for a state legislature when it was presented last year in protest against North Carolina's "bathroom bill."
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.
In this wacky one-woman show, the box doors open to reveal a drunken couple in Las Vegas, a lonely giantess, the entire Greek army inside the Trojan horse, a lost pope, and so much more! The space is limited, but the comedic possibilities are endless…
The Boy Who Danced on Air is a modern-day love story set in rural Afghanistan. Paiman and Feda have spent their young lives as dancers in the world of bacha bazi, where wealthy men take in boys from poor families, train them to dance at parties, and often abuse them. The two boys' chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them on a journey to find their independence in this musical fable about love, tradition, morality, and the strength of the human spirit.
DCINY presents Johannes Brahms seminal masterpiece, Requiem. The seven-movement work will be conducted by Jonathan Griffith, DCINY artistic director and principal conductor and will include the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International performing this beloved and profoundly moving work.
The band Brazilian Music Soul was created by Vanessa Falabella (singer) and Carlos Dias (singer, berimbau) to promote their original material as well as the diversity of Brazilian music. They embrace the sounds of samba-rock and samba-soul from the 1960s and '70s. Northeastern rhythms of Brazil, such as maracatu and baião, also inspire the vocalists, as does bossa nova.
A veteran of 10 Broadway shows that have garnered him a slew of honors, including two Tonys and induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame, Brian Stokes Mitchell, the star of Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, and Kiss Me Kate, will make his long-awaited Feinstein's / 54 Below solo debut. He was most recently seen on Broadway singing and hoofing as F.E. Miller in the illustrious production of Shuffle Along. Join him for a joyously creative evening of glorious song, including selections from his upcoming album, Plays With Music. He will be accompanied by a trio led by his longtime pianist and collaborator Tedd Firth.
Kelli O'Hara (The King and I), Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County), and Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris) star in a concert production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical Brigadoon, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris), with music director Rob Berman leading the Encores! orchestra. The first performance, on November 15, is City Center's annual gala, honoring City Center board co-chair and Broadway producer Stacey Mindich. An additional five performances follow from November 16 through 19. Funds raised at all six performances of Brigadoon will allow City Center to make the best in the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience by subsidizing affordable tickets throughout the year to programs such as Fall for Dance and Encores! Off-Center.
Before My Fair Lady and Camelot, there was Brigadoon, Lerner and Loewe's transcendent romantic fantasy about the past, the present, and what it means to (almost) be in love. The classic 1947 musical, now celebrating its 70th anniversary, follows Tommy Albright (Pasquale), a jaded New Yorker who gets lost in the Scottish Highlands and stumbles into an idyllic town that only appears for one day every century. He quickly becomes smitten with the headstrong Fiona MacLaren (O'Hara) and makes an enemy of the rebellious Harry Beaton (Fairchild), bringing about a chain of events that could spell doom for the entire town.
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.
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!
Class will be in session this summer at the only college campus where clothing is optional and bodacious burlesque is always part of the curriculum. This year's theme for Broadway Bares is "Strip U." Using the collegiate theme as a jumping-off point, Broadway Bares: Strip U combines the winking humor of classic burlesque with today's pop music to create an unparalleled show. Expect sculpted studs exhibiting model behavior in art class and lots of chemistry in the science lab. This evening of striptease production numbers with an academic twist features more than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City sharing their hearts and well-toned bodies with an energetic crowd of thousands. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.
Broadway by the Letter is Marquee Five's acclaimed collection of Broadway material arranged with signature harmonies, humor, and heart. The collection includes favorites from Into the Woods, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Hello, Dolly!, and more.
BroadwayCon is theater's answer to Comic-Con, tailor-made for fans. Join some of Broadway's biggest fans, performers, and show creators to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theater. BroadwayCon 2018 will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, sing-alongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of the current season's hits, and discussions featuring the industry's top producers and designers — not to mention the giant opening ceremony, nighttime concerts, and dance parties.
BroadwayCon 2018 is pleased to announce a lineup of new and returning special guests, including co-creator Anthony Rapp, Alex Brightman, Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, Andrew Chappelle, Lilli Cooper, Janet Dacal, Ben Fankhauser, Annie Golden, Derek Klena, Joe Mantello, Lesli Margherita, Ruthie Ann Miles, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, and James Snyder.
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.
Kirsten Childs' 2000 autobiographical show The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin follows a young woman from Los Angeles as she finds her way from dutiful suburban daughter to Broadway dancer, all while navigating the politics of race and gender on a journey to find her own identity.
From America's most acclaimed political playwright, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan (All the Way), comes a provocative theatrical event written in a white-hot fury. In a time when shocking campaign rhetoric turns into real policies, Building the Wall urgently reveals the power of theater to question who we are and where we might be going.
In 897 A.D., Pope Stephen VII dug up the rotting corpse of his predecessor, Pope Formosus, and placed it on trial in front of the entire Roman Senate, clergy, and aristocracy. After screaming at it for hours, Stephen had the body dismembered, disrobed, and thrown in the Tiber River. Why would he do this? Come see composer-lyricist Robbie Florian's answer to that question! Brought to life with a sensuous mix of pope-punk, Catholic pop, and inarguably melodic ecclesiastical mandible-flappings, the trial of the ninth century awaits you.
Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb makes her Café Carlyle debut. The trailblazing independent artist's musical career was launched with the platinum-selling hit song "Stay (I Missed You)" from the Gen-X film Reality Bites. Loeb followed with the singles "Do You Sleep?", "I Do," and "Let's Forget About It," as well as the albums Cake and Pie and No Fairy Tale.
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."
It's Halloween night, and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She's drowning in debt, may be falling for her sugar daddy, and is on the run from her date, who has threatened to kill her. When she meets Graham and Tanya, a door opens for all of them…but is what's beyond a treat or a trick?
Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo (After Ashley) brings her unforgettable dark humor to this sharp and timely story of complicated lost souls grappling with the costs of love, money, and the American Dream.
The Capitol Steps: America's Premiere Political Musical Satire Troupe is a political comedy show that offers a mix of song and stand-up, lampooning modern political leaders and taking on the major issues of the day. Originally made up of congressional staffers, the past two decades have seen the Steps harvest the talent of finely tuned musical theater professionals from around the country.
Since they began, the Steps have recorded 35 albums, including the soon-to-be-released Orange Is the New Barack. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS and can be heard throughout the year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.
Join the rising young opera stars of the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance program for Carmen, Georges Bizet's exciting tale of a beautiful gypsy pursued by the soldier Don José and the handsome toreador Escamillo. This production is presented with traditional staging and costumes — and an orchestra!
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.
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.
DCINY presents Celebration & Reflection featuring Swiss conductor Dieter Wagner and an international choir in a Memorial Day weekend performance with works by Bach and Mendelssohn. Brazilian conductor Vladimir Silva directs the premiere of Danilo Guanais' Mass of Alcaçus. American conductor Thomas Scott closes out the evening with Faure's Requiem.
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.
Celebrity Confessions: Live From Broadway is a provocative and intimate piece that is likely to surprise, shock, entertain, and change viewers' lives. The show invites you to spend an intimate evening with personalities from Broadway, TV, and film as they reveal their most personal stories — including testimonies of faith in God and revelations of overcoming life's biggest issues. Each show has its own guests and is distinct from every other.
After many younger years as a London society hostess, Mrs. Saint Maugham (Angela Lansbury) fills her days tending her garden at her country estate. When she seeks a governess for her granddaughter, Laurel (whose habit of setting small fires is getting a bit out of hand), the child connects instantly with Miss Madrigal, an enigmatic woman who has come without any references. Who, exactly, is this Madrigal? With a talent for gardening and avoiding questions, she fascinates the equally inscrutable Laurel, who can never resist a mystery...especially if it might involve murder.
Note: This reading, a benefit for the Acting Company, will be followed by dinner with the cast at the historic Union Club. This portion of the evening is only available at certain ticket levels.
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.
When Mama Darleena Andrews — a 67-year-old black, transgender woman — takes it upon herself to teach an etiquette class at Chicago's LGBTQ community center, the idealistic teachings of Emily Post clash with the very real life challenges of identity, poverty, and prejudice faced by her students. Inspired by the true story of Miss Gloria Allen and her work at Chicago's Center on Halsted, Philip Dawkins' Charm asks this question: How do we lift each other up when the world wants to tear us down?
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.
Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play makes its American debut with the heralded original cast. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they're shocked to discover the real reason for her visit.
The Children stars BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC's Cranford), Olivier winner Deborah Findlay (Stanley), and Olivier nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock). Directing is the award-winning James Macdonald (Top Girls).
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).
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.
Kevin Spacey stars in Clarence Darrow, an acclaimed solo show written by David W. Rintels and directed by Thea Sharrock. First presented at the Old Vic Theater in London, it now comes to New York for a unique two-night event at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Spacey first came across the play Clarence Darrow when he was in high school. The one-man show made its Broadway premiere at the Helen Hays Theatre in 1974. The real Clarence Darrow was a courageous man at the turn of the nineteenth century. He was a lawyer who steadfastly accepted cases nobody would take, fighting on behalf of the underdog and standing up for labor unions as well as being a staunch opponent of the death penalty during a career that spanned over 40 years. Through his dignity, intelligence, and logic, he often managed to convince judges and jurors to change their view, shift their prejudice, and opt for a humane punishment on behalf of those he defended. Spacey brings Darrow to life over the course of 90 minutes in which Darrow, with his legendary wit, relives some of his extraordinary experiences and infamous trials that established his reputation as a courtroom giant and civil rights hero.
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, that a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie, and uncommon generosity.
That story began in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Flights had to be rerouted, and 38 of them, carrying a total of 6,579 passengers, were grounded near this Newfoundland town. The locals put their lives on hold and opened their homes to a world of strangers. In a heartbeat, the town's population doubled. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Come From Away, which tells the story of those passengers and that town, is a new musical written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The direction is by Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis) and the choreography by fellow Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky).
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.
The Metropolitan Room welcomes back Michelle DellaFave in her new show Cool Burn. DellaFave's music covers her many years working on The Dean Martin Show and recalls the great solo artists of the 1950s and '60s. She's accompanied by the Richie Vitale Quartet. As musical director, Richie (formerly with Frank Sinatra) creates arrangements that deliver an eclectic mixture of standards, pop, and jazz. As Dean Martin himself said, "This girl can sing!"
Directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, this achingly human and surprisingly funny play from exciting new voice Martyna Majok is about the forces that bring people together, the realities of facing the world with physical disabilities, and how deeply we all need each other. Truck driver Eddie is struggling to rebuild a relationship with his estranged wife Ani, and Jess is trying to navigate her day-to-day life with John, her new boss, in a job that she desperately needs. People are hard.
Award-winning singer and writer Gregory Moore and keyboard artist Simon Mulligan re-create the songs and humor of British legend Noël Coward from his "cabaret years" (the early 1950s) — especially the tunes he sang at Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn in June 1955. Frank Sinatra chartered a private plane to shuttle "every star in Hollywood" to Coward's opening night (Bogie and Bacall, Judy Garland, David Niven, and others). Just as his own star was fading in his homeland, America embraced Coward with great affection — and he liked America right back!
Note: Audience members are encouraged (not required) to dress "circa 1955 Las Vegas glitz."
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.
Starring Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel (Honeymoon in Vegas) as Curvy Widow, this sassy, frank, and witty new musical comedy takes audiences through the semiautobiographical adventures of a gutsy, recently widowed 50-something woman as she immerses herself in the modern dating scene. From exploring internet personal ads and surviving hilarious first dates to weighing the pros and cons of married vs. unmarried men, this widow romps her way through it all with humor and perseverance, discovering unexpected truths about love, life, and sex as she goes. Alongside dramatis personae including best friends, a dead husband, and potential suitors, Curvy learns the hard way what it means to start life over in the modern age.
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.
"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.
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.
One of Broadway's greatest stars will join forces with an authority on all things Broadway for an extraordinary evening of music and merriment. For the first time in New York City, two-time Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone will revisit some of the iconic roles of her illustrious career, and Seth Rudetsky, the host of Seth's Big Fat Broadway on SiriusXM, will deconstruct them as only he can do. After acclaimed performances together across the U.S. and in London, the pair's unscripted evening will include stories LuPone hasn't talked about anywhere else and would share only at the prompting of Rudetsky. Proceeds from the event will benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.
When viewers meet Delphine, she is 30 years old and still living at home with her mum. Her room has become her sanctuary, her haven, a cocoon that protects her but also prevents her from emotionally engaging with the world. She is imprisoned by fear and self-doubt that seeps into every aspect of her life. When pain arrives, it is something "she knows so well." Join Delphine in her home, enter her world, and help yourself to a mint.
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.
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?
Come enjoy New York's hottest up and coming talent at this wonderful cabaret located in the heart of the theater district. Don't Tell Mama's Piano bar provides music and fun every night from 9:30 pm on. The space provides two cabaret rooms showcasing a wide range of performers and styles. To check out their full schedule click: Don't Tell Mama. There is a two drink minimum at all cabaret performances.
With what magic they can muster, an outcast troupe of players reinvents Oscar Wilde's 1890 tale of the young and mysterious Dorian Gray. Gray's dashing looks are captured in a single portrait that allows him to remain young and untouched as he spirals into a lifestyle of dark secrets and dangerous indulgences. Featuring a haunting and romantic score, Dorian Gray asks this question: Do our sins define our true nature, or are we damned by ignorance and mediocrity?
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!
The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway. What sets the Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, publishers, and broadcasters covering theater without any vested interest in the results. For this reason, the awards reflect both enthusiasm for all aspects of New York City's professional theater and a level of erudition and theatrical experience unparalleled in the industry's other prize-giving organizations. This year's awards ceremony is hosted by Michael Urie.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
Written by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning playwright, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and director John Patrick Shanley, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow examines one couple's attempt to find their way through the maze of love, lust, and art. A striking, surreal study of the often bizarre byways that love between men and women can follow. Told in three related scenes, the play uses indirection and richly evocative language to make its unsettling but ultimately illuminating points.
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.
Come in, come in! Enter into the spectral shadows of St. John's Sanctuary, which has sat quietly for 190 years in the heart of the historic Greenwich Village. But now...lit by flickering candlelight and bathed in ghostly mist, the players at the award-winning, critically acclaimed Radiotheatre hope to chill the marrow in your bones as they present their annual Edgar Allen Poe Festival! This year they will not only perform some of Poe's classics but will also present works by "the children of Poe"...authors such as Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and others inspired by Poe. As usual, every Radiotheatre production comes complete with stellar storytellers, original orchestral scores, and a plethora of sound effects!
The Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon will feature the presentation of the 2016-2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by Paula Vogel to Kate Tarker (Thunderbodies), who began her residency last fall.
Kate Tarker is the ninth recipient of Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel, whose plays Indecent (Tony Award nomination), How I Learned to Drive (Pulitzer Prize for Drama), and The Long Christmas Ride Home premiered at the Vineyard.
The residency-based award is given each year to an emerging writer of exceptional promise and comes with a cash prize and artistic development support. Previous recipients of the award include Boo Killebrew, Clare Barron, Christopher Chen, Erika Sheffer, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kara Lee Corthron, Rajiv Joseph, and Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Drunk Restoration Comedy returns to the West Village Friday, June 2nd with our second annual reading of The Empire Striketh Back! Join us at the Players Theatre for a hilarious evening with Luke, Leia, Han Solo, and the rest of the gang...all in Shakespearean verse of course!
The premise of Drunk Restoration Comedy: our team of brave (or just crazy?) actors, comedians, and improvisers will perform a reading of a classical piece of theater. The catch: they'll be doing so while heavily under the influence. Even better, this interactive evening will give audience members a chance to choose their own adventure and dictate which performers get totally sloshed and which are sent packing. Anything could happen, come find out what does! Tickets are $12 at www.drunkrestoration.com and incl
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.
An Enemy of the People is a meditation on the foundation of a small town's democratic system, the tyranny of the majority, and the poisoning nature of bureaucracy and economic self-interest.
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me is a wildly inventive musical adventure that tells the story of a sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to balance her family and career as a video game music composer. Late one night, while posting a dating video, she receives an unexpected response from the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century. Shipwrecked and stranded on an iceberg in the Antarctic, Shackleton reaches across space and time and shares his heroic journey with her. Against all odds, they discover that their greatest inspiration lies within each other.
Starring GrooveLily's fierce electro-violinist Val Vigoda (Striking 12) and the charismatic Wade McCollum (Wicked), Ernest Shackleton Loves Me is helmed by Obie Award-winning director Lisa Peterson and written by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), with music composed by Brendan Milburn, lyrics by Vigoda, production design by Alexander V. Nichols (Nice Work If You Can Get It), costume design by Chelsea Cook, sound design by Tony winner Rob Kaplowitz (Fela!), and music direction and orchestrations by Ryan O'Connell.
Cuba, 1958: Revolution is in the air! In his final year, Errol Flynn has one last adventure. The dashing star of so many Hollywood blockbusters yearns to be a real hero, and Fidel Castro fits the bill. What Fidel craves is fame, and who better than Errol to show him how to get it? At the height of the revolution, an explosive encounter beckons — fueled by envy, lust, and vanity — with a mysterious woman calling the tune. Or could the CIA really be pulling the strings?
Who knew revolution could be so much fun?
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.
What is failure, and how do we deal with it — as individuals and as communities? In the new installation-performance Failure, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson uses the language of dance and sculptural design to probe the national consciousness in the aftermath of 2016 American presidential election. Peterson zeroes in on the overwhelming pressure to compete, which is at the heart of the American way of life. Is a small defeat less devastating than a colossal mistake? What is the real outcome of the "winner takes all" approach?
What is failure, and how do we deal with it – as individuals, and as communities? In the new installation-performance, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson uses the language of dance and sculptural design to probe the national consciousness in the aftermath of 2016 Presidential election. Peterson zeroes in on the overwhelming pressure to compete, which is at the heart of the American way of life. Is a small defeat less devastating than a colossal mistake? What is the real outcome of the "winner takes all?"
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!
King Philippe V of Spain (Mark Rylance) lies awake in his chamber, plagued by insomnia. The queen, desperate for a cure, hears of Farinelli — a castrato with a voice so divine that it can captivate all who hear it. Astonished when Farinelli sings, Philippe begs him to stay. But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe?
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.
The year: 1988. The location: a vogue Drag Ball in New York City. Your mission: Solve the case.
Inspired by actual events, Fierce & Deadly 1988 is at once a blend of drag ball memorial, murder mystery, and social analysis. Guests will play members of a marginalized community coming together to mourn and celebrate the life of one of their fallen sisters. You will interact, play, and walk the runway with fierce members of your own drag family. Got Vogue?
Fifteen Minutes with Ellen follows Mr. Weatherington, who struggles in a nursing home with aging, loneliness, and perhaps Alzheimer's or dementia. The nurses care for Walter, but this is challenging as he has a difficult time identifying between reality and imagination. What is sacrificed to spend 15 minutes each day with his true love, Ellen?
Written as a love letter to his late father, the infamous owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar," Mike King performs his life story about being a dentist, a stand up comedian, and the son of a "nightclub" owner. A heart-warming, hilarious tribute to his father Sid King, "The Sultan of Striptease."
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."
Playing Peter Pan at her hometown children's theater is one of Ann's fondest, most formative memories. Now, 50 years later, Neverland calls again, casting her and her siblings back to this faraway dreamscape where the refusal to grow up confronts the inevitability of growing old. With this play, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl conjures a tender, yearning tale that flies in the face of time, searching for a second youth.
What if the Buddha were a woman, living in our times? Mama Sid is a modern-day "awakened one" with a worldwide following. But a determined young woman seeks to unearth Mama Sid's mysterious past, exposing secrets that could change everything. Epic and intimate, comic and profound, The Fourth Messenger investigates what it means to be both enlightened and human. Matt August (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) directs; the ravishing score is by indie favorite Vienna Teng.
In 1961, 400 ordinary human beings put their lives on the line to bring attention to the injustice of segregation in an action that would show the world an image of the "burning bus America," whose existence most Americans wanted to ignore. Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical tells the true story of activists who boldly challenged the legality and optics of the Jim Crow South by riding buses in mixed groups. It features civil rights icons Diane Nash, John Seigenthaler, John Lewis, and other fearless pioneers of the civil rights movement. Freedom Riders is a soaring portrait of the youthful and impatient voices of the movement who used nonviolent direct action to initiate change.
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.
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.
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!
At age 15, Milo Reynolds had it all — a seat at the popular table, the perfect girlfriend, the "coolest" parents, and friends who worshipped him. So when Milo kills himself on Monday morning, his friends and family are left questioning everything they thought they knew about him. Generation Me explores the heartbreak, confusion, and survivor's guilt of those left behind. Told in flashbacks that open Milo's story like a mystery, Generation Me identifies a generation more privileged, self-interested, oblivious...and lonelier than ever.
In the 1850s, John Banvard did more to elevate fine arts than any single American artist before him. Banvard was the most famous living painter in the world and the first millionaire artist, world-renowned for his three-mile-long moving panorama celebrating the majesty of the mighty Mississippi. Today an examination of reference books may not turn up a single mention of his name. Banvard, the greatest artist of his time, has been almost forgotten by history. This musical tells his story.
Ghost Light is a performance about performance that invites audiences to follow performers into the unseen corners of the Claire Tow Theater and through a series of real and dreamlike landscapes beyond the footlights, the glitter, and the greasepaint.
Told without the constraints of the linear narrative, James L. Menzies' Go Get the Axe is the absurdist story of one family's journey into the depths of madness, heavy drinking, and impending death — and the humor that can be found at rock bottom.
At the center of several interconnected stories are Jim and Jessica Drinkwine, siblings who were torn apart by one death, and just may be reunited by another. The Drinkwines have a familial euphemism for the mental illness that they're all inextricably tied to: they call it "The Shouters," an affliction that takes on many forms and faces and leaves no member unscathed. Some drink to fight it off. Some do worse.
Go Get the Axe weaves back and forth from past to present, from conscious to subconscious mind, from the living to the dead, and ultimately shows us that self-forgiveness and redemption may be possible in this life.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People's Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. The company's members are athletes, actors, and artists who have studied and trained for their crafts since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances annually and has toured through all 50 states and performed in over 65 countries across the world.
The year is 1938, and the Goree All-Girl String Band is the biggest new radio sensation in Texas. Its members also happen to be convicted criminals. The six of them teach themselves music from behind bars and earn a slot on a prison-based radio program. Through sisterhood, determination, and a little bit of luck, these women work (and play) together to fiddle their way to freedom. Inspired by a true story, The Goree All-Girl String Band is a tale of redemption that features an ensemble of actor-musicians performing a brand-new country score.
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.
All politics are local. Nikolai Gogol's deeply silly satire of small-town corruption offers a riotous portrait of rampaging self-delusion. When the crooked leadership of a provincial village discovers that an undercover inspector is coming to root out their commonplace corruption, the town weaves a web of bribery, lies, and utter madness. This New York premiere of acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's (Stage Beauty) adaptation offers a hilarious reminder of the timelessness of bureaucracy and buffoonery. The inimitable Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar) leads an all-star cast that includes Mary Testa (two Tony Award nominations, five Drama Desk nominations, Drama Desk Special Award for "consistently outstanding work"), Arnie Burton (Peter and the Starcatcher), Stephen DeRosa (Into the Woods), and Michael McGrath (Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Nice Work If You Can Get It and Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Spamalot).
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 reliving 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.
Winner of the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical and 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 two-time Tony Award nominee and 2017 Olivier Award winner Andy Karl, Groundhog Day is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time.
Tribute Center Walking Tour Guides are 9/11 survivors, workers who assisted in the recovery efforts, lower Manhattan residents, or family members that lost loved ones. The tour includes a brief history of the World Trade Center, the attacks and the aftermath of 9/11. Each tour offers unique personal experiences of survival, loss and healing and ends in discussion of the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center. Please note: on inclement weather days, the tours go into the World Financial Center, looking into the 9/11 Memorial, and passes to the 9/11 Memorial are distributed after the tour concludes.
Almost everyone knows about Manhattan's Central Park, but far fewer people know its designers also created a sibling: Prospect Park! In the heart of Brooklyn, Prospect Park is an extraordinary combination of natural beauty and civil engineering. This Amazing Race-style hack competition takes small teams on a journey through Prospect Park, revealing amazing hidden facts and stories about specific locations, buildings, and monuments. Participants also dive into the park's history, biology, and modern relevance. Activities include...
- Prospect Park bingo!
- Physical and photo challenges!
- Tree identify-and-seek!
- Historical reenactments starring you!
The Public Theater's annual gala, Hair to Hamilton: 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, will include a 90-minute concert of songs from the Public's most beloved and groundbreaking musicals. Julia Pershan and Julio Peterson will serve as gala co-chairs for this one-night-only special event that will celebrate LuEsther T. Mertz for her invaluable contribution to the past, present, and future of the Public.
Performers at Hair to Hamilton will include Brian d'Arcy James, Christopher Jackson, Phillipa Soo, Nikki M. James, Sasha Allen, Sydney Lucas, Kevin Mambo, Britton Smith, Mary Testa, Akron Watson, and Juson Williams. They will perform songs from such Public productions as Hamilton, Hair, A Chorus Line, Fun Home, Runaways, The Pirates of Penzance, and more. Daniel Sullivan directs, with musical direction by Rob Fisher.
The summertime gala will begin with cocktails and dinner alfresco at 6pm in Central Park, followed by a one-act performance of Hair to Hamilton at 8pm and culminating with an after-party under the stars hosted by the Public Theater Young Partners.
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.
Oscar Isaac returns to the Public Theater in this electrifyingly intimate new production of Shakespeare's enduring drama Hamlet. Isaac plays the prince caught between thought and action, not to mention anger and anguish, as his uncle assumes the throne left vacant by Hamlet's murdered father. As the dead king calls to him from the grave, demanding to be avenged, Hamlet is forced to choose between bearing the oppressor's wrong and taking arms against a sea of troubles. Tony Award winner Sam Gold directs theater's most powerful tragedy about life and death, madness and conscience, and corruption — of the state as well as of the soul.
Tony nominee Arian Moayed (The Humans, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) offers a revelatory new reading of the "melancholy Dane." Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell's Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare's masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values, and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern Western elements, this is a bold reimagining of most renowned play in any language. Drama Desk nominee and Waterwell co-founder Tom Ridgely directs.
Featuring Barzin Akhavan (Ghost, Player King, Priest), Amir Arison (Laertes), Maryam Atei (Player Queen, Lady), Brendan Averett (Captain, Sailor, Ambassador), Cary Donaldson (Fortinbras), Andrew Guilarte (Claudius), Abraham Makany (Marcellus, Guildenstern), Arian Moayed (Hamlet), Arash Mokhtar (Barnardo, Rosencrantz), Ajay Naidu (Polonius, Gravdigger), Sherie Rene Scott (Gertrude), Sathya Sridharan (Osric, Voltemand, Player), Micah Stock (Horatio) and Sheila Vand (Ophelia).
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.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn't much easier now that he's an overworked employee at the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Butterfly: Experience Puccini's classic romance like you've never seen it before. This dazzling new adaptation explodes the legacy of Western fetishization of the tragic geisha Madama Butterfly. Heartbeat Opera brings opera into the 21st century, creating new adaptations and orchestrations and designing visceral encounters between artists and audiences. This production features a new arrangement by Heartbeat Opera's co-artistic director Daniel Schlosberg.
Carmen: Experience a radical new adaptation of this classic opera. Heartbeat Opera strips down Bizet's explosive masterpiece to its four central characters. Heartbeat Opera brings opera into the 21st century, creating new adaptations and orchestrations and designing visceral encounters between artists and audiences. This production features a new arrangement by Heartbeat Opera's co-artistic director Daniel Schlosberg.
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.
Her Opponent is a dynamic restaging of excerpts from the 2016 presidential debates with gender-reversed casting that uses documentary theater techniques and verbatim performance (word for word and gesture for gesture) to explore the following question: Could experiencing what the two U.S. presidential candidates said and how they said it during the three 2016 presidential debates — but with the genders inverted — cause people to revisit their own personal biases and develop insights or a different perspective? The hour-long event includes a performance of debate excerpts followed immediately by an interactive discussion with the audience.
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.
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.
How high Is the Ceiling in My Glass Castle? (and Other Perceived Limitations) is a series curated by guest curator Stefanie Nelson. Her selection of works by six international dance artists speaks to the "soft bigotry of low expectations," exploring various microcosms of individual "glass castles" each of us inhabits. Christine Bonansea, BOB, Michelle DuVall, Jonathan Gonzalez, Cristina Planas Leitão, and Antonello Tudisco will each present an original dance dealing with the subjects of perceived limitations and how they are socially- or self-imposed.
After a friendly neighbor dies suddenly, the agoraphobic Audrey decides to venture out of her apartment for the first time in months — but only gets as far as the bus before a panic attack makes her turn back. Before she returns, her nervousness makes quite an impression on the brazen Willow, an adrenaline-seeking recovering drug addict whose sobriety has left her eager to feel anything. After running away from her recovery program, Willow comes crashing in on Audrey's safe space, hoping to find a place to stay.
Indulge a bachelorette party fantasy, celebrate a birthday, or have the ultimate girls' night out at NYC's longest running male revue show. Yes girls, you can bring your male friends with you.
I Like It Like That – A Musical is the story of the Rodríguez family living in New York City in the early 1970s. At that time music was the proudest expression of "El Barrio," their East Harlem neighborhood. I Like It Like That takes the audience on a historical musical journey amid neighborhood volatility and social activism. As neighborhood residents deal with the ever-present pull between escape and social conscience, so too members of the Rodríguez family navigate the challenges they face living in the heart of a volatile environment. Instilled in them is the importance of family and the desire to succeed. Starring as the patriarch is Tito Nieves, Grammy nominee and Latin music superstar.
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.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
A story reveals the illusion of one's identity in Derek DelGaudio's modern allegory, In & Of Itself. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. The writer and producers of Nothing to Hide reunite with executive producer Neil Patrick Harris to present this theatrical experience directed by Frank Oz.
The Tony Award-winning author, performer, and activist Eve Ensler, whose Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to Manhattan Theatre Club with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler's personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching, and inspiring piece is Tony winner Diane Paulus (Waitress).
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.
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
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.
In 1965, LIFE magazine published an astonishing photo essay of two New York City junkies, John and Karen, shot by iconic photojournalist Bill Eppridge. These pictures, the most controversial that LIFE had ever published, shocked readers by bringing the grim reality of addiction into the American living room. Inspired by these photographs, LIT's creative director Carlo D'Amore explores the potential immersive theater has as a tool for empathic connection. With Live In Theater, these photographs will now come alive.
The infamous "Needle Park" is the backdrop for an interactive journey where 14 participants (YOU) are immersed in the world of John and Karen. You will traverse the Lower East Side and play roles: friends, family, fellow drug addicts, as you bond and become complicit in the love story at the heart of these "two lives lost to heroin."
This critically acclaimed concert series from Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown is now in its third year. Each performance incorporates a mix of material featuring music from throughout Brown's career, along with new works in development. Special guests regularly appear at Brown's concerts. Here's the spring 2017 lineup:
- April 24: Betsy Wolfe, who starred in the off-Broadway revival of Brown's seminal musical The Last Five Years.
- May 19: Shoshana Bean, a Broadway veteran who made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray.
- June 12: Brown hosts his third annual Post-Tony Extravaganza concert after the Tony Awards.
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy) begins his residency at Signature with a revival of his darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson). Angel Cruz is a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside Rikers Island, a terrified Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins. Lucius has found God and been born again, and now Angel's life and the course of his trial will be changed forever.
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.
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.
Conceived by Alyssa May Gold and directed by Katie Young, this epic story of jealousy and betrayal is given a modern-day setting at an all-girls high school, where psychological warfare is unyielding. Six young women will play all roles in this coming-of-age story that follows a group of teenagers through their first tastes of power, the desire to seize it, and the life and death battle to keep it.
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.
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.
Texas jazz crooner Ken Slavin makes his Don't Tell Mama debut during Tony Award weekend. He'll present Shaken, Not Stirred - With a Tony Twist! in the Original Room. $20 cover and two-drink minimum.
"I am thrilled to be making my first appearance at the most famous cabaret in the theater district," Slavin said. "A million thanks to Sidney Myer for giving me this incredible opportunity during Tony Weekend!"
The program is a special edition of Ken's newest musical package, spotlighting some of the best "saloon" songs of the Jazz Era, including timeless material by Great American Songbook legends Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers, Burton Lane, and George and Ira Gershwin - just to name a few. Included will be musical gems from classic Broadway shows that were either nominated for or won the coveted Tony Award. Music director is Barry Brake.
Set in an unearthly place, Kill Move Paradise follows Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny as they try to make sense of their new paradise while confronting the reality of their past in the world they have been ripped from. Kill Move Paradise takes the Elysium of Greek antiquity and flips the script. Inspired by recent events, Kill Move Paradise is an expressionistic buzz saw through the contemporary myth that "all lives matter." It is a portrait of the slain, not as degenerates who deserved death but as heroes who demand that we see them for the splendid beings they are.
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!
This fundraiser is an evening of songs from the World War Two era. Singing them are well-known and not so well-known theater artists, including Cara Akselrad, John Carlin, and Adam Cohen. Portia hosts, and the Dysfunctional Swingers dance. The event is directed by Jill DeArmon; Robert Cowie provides piano accompaniment. All money raised will go toward production costs for the new play Victory Girls, which is part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity next month.
Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Kristine Mills is proud to announce the official release of her 6th studio recording, BOSSAtoo. Join us for the Official CD release concert with the extraordinary band (Klaus Mueller piano, Itaiguara Brandao bass/guitar, Portinho drums and Kristine Mills vocals/guitar) who recorded the CD!
In this classic Argentine comedy, Néstor wakes up on a Monday without a desire to go to work. Spending his day in bed, making love, and playing childhood games become his goals. But what started as a day missing work soon turns into a cause célèbre!
Note: La Fiaca is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System. Please call to buy tickets with simultaneous translation. Also, be aware that the show is recommended for adult audiences.
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.
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.
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 two actors will play the characters in repertory, appearing opposite each other at each performance.
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.
In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that's sure to delight children and adults alike. Through the magic of theater, Peter and Lucy take viewers to Narnia, where the White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. See them meet Mr. Tumnus the faun and conspire with talking animals to save Narnia. Come face-to-face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that love is the deepest magic of all.
Note: This show is open to everyone but most suitable for ages five and up.
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.
A politico's daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this interactive live murder mystery game you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood in the atmosphere of a fun interactive outdoor NYC theater. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other's backs as you encounter the neighborhood's junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops and mobsters.
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The content in the Lombardi Case 1975 is a very realistic look at the underworld on NYC in the mid 1970's. We pride ourselves in being authentic to the reality of the characters we are portraying. With this in mind, we must inform the audience of the experience's "R" rating. If you are uncomfortable with some harsh language and racy content please try one of our other shows.
Lou is the story of Lou Salome, one of the first female psychoanalysts and an accomplished poet, novelist, and early scholar of the psychology of female sexuality. Lou had deeply intimate relationships with Freud, Nietzsche, and Rilke, along with other great thinkers of the day. Her brilliance matched (if not surpassed) that of these great men, though her work is hardly known. Through Salome's search for identity and fight to claim her place in a world dominated by men, this question arises: How far have we truly come? An all-female cast comes together to reclaim her story, portraying the famous men in her life through her own mind and memory.
Join international recording artist and Broadway performer Julie Budd, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Wayne Cilento, and others, including the Young People's Chorus of New York City, for an evening of inspiration, illumination, healing, and love channeled through song, music, and shared experiences.
Note: Proceeds from the show will go to the New York Center for Children for the treatment and healing of abused children.
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.
Mint Theater Company presents the first New York revival of The Lucky One, by A.A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh!
The Lucky One is the timeless story of antagonism between two brothers: Gerald, who stands in the sun, and Bob, who stands in Gerald's shadow. When Bob finds himself in serious legal trouble, he turns to Gerald for rescue. When Gerald fails to come through, years of simmering resentment boil over in a confrontation that is as stirring as it is surprising.
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.
The acclaimed performance group Sister Sylvester returns to Dixon Place with the world premiere of Maps for a War Tourist. This refreshing and daring company creates text, sound, and imagery as they deal with truth and political art, combining documentary and mythology. Directed by Kathryn Hamilton, this piece is based on the true story of a young Turkish woman. In Maps for a War Tourist, Sister Sylvester tries to figure out how we got so lost or whether we've been using the wrong maps all along.
Sister Sylvester returns to Dixon Place with the world premiere of Maps for a War Tourist. This refreshing and daring company creates text, sound, and imagery as they deal with truth and political art, combining documentary and mythology. Directed by Kathryn Hamilton, the piece is based on a true story of a young Turkish woman and will play six performances. In this work Sister Sylvester tries to figure out how we got so lost, or whether we've been using the wrong maps all along.
Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley present songs from both the Great White Way and the Great American Songbook. Join them as they share songs they introduced on Broadway in shows including Ragtime, Passion, The Full Monty, Curtains, and The Visit! Also expect songs from roles they originated in Broadway revivals like Kiss Me, Kate and popular standards from their many TV appearances, cabaret, concert hall, and symphony performances around the world.
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.
Renowned 20th-century African-American artist "Uncle Jimmy" has died poor and alone; his life's work — a radical retelling of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn called The Illuminated Twain — is left behind in pieces. His estranged son James Clemens Jr. struggles to eulogize his father when he is interrupted by the arrival of Uncle Jimmy's widow, Edna Finn, the self-proclaimed last living descendent of Huckleberry. Written by W. David Hancock in collaboration with visual artist Wardell Milan, Master exists between the language of theater and the silence of art as it confronts the inadequacy of our American stories head-on and imagines a new freedom.
Matthew McConaughey Vs. the Devil: An American Myth is a Faustian comedy that dares to ask the question, "How did Matthew McConaughey win an Academy Award?" This show recounts how the rom-com stoner star became an A-list award winner. Matthew has his loyal agent Penny, his best friend Woody Harrelson, and his beloved bongos. Now all he needs is to be taken seriously in his art. Enter a demon with a deal too good to be true. Friendship, love, and loyalty are all tested in this hell-raising quest to win Matthew the Oscar...and save his soul.
They say that comedy is tragedy plus time. After over 100 days of Trump, the creators of 2006's acclaimed musical revue Bush Wars declare that it's time! Their new show, Me the People: The Trump America Musical, is uproarious entertainment that takes aim at the embarrassment that is the topsy-turvy presidency of comrade Donald J. Trump.
From his Crony Cabinet to his Supremely Radical Court to White House grifters Ivanka and Jared to the Trumpcare debacle, no one is spared. Me the People also offers a hilarious diagnosis from Sigmund Freud and an earful from Hillary Clinton.
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.
Some of Tennessee Williams' most popular one-act plays, produced by Nicole Gut and directed by Tony Award nominee, Lorraine Serabian. Included will be Hello from Bertha, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Moony's Kid Don't Cry, A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot, The Case of the Crusted Petunias, This Property Is Condemned.
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.
Extended once again by popular demand, Miles Thorn's new show is bigger and better than ever before. After four sold-out runs on 42nd Street in 2016, Master Illusionist: Miles Thorn returns his magic and illusion show back to Times Square at off-Broadway's 200-seat Elektra Theater. Featuring astonishing illusions, two stunning assistants, incredible feats of juggling, and grand showmanship to entertain, this inspirational magic show is sure to inspire all ages alike.
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.
1969 New Orleans: It's standing room only. The band starts the opening number for Miss Blanche, the hottest act in the Quarter — but Miss Blanche is missing in action. Instead, a fiery young man takes the stage. Relaying tales from his brutal childhood, he reveals a mysterious trunk filled with clues about his past and the key to his future. Inspired by the imagination of Tennessee Williams, this intimate and seductive show takes us on one man's journey through desire, self-expression, and liberation.
In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as "the Engineer." There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son.
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.
A bittersweet comedy, Morning's at Seven focuses on the long-standing sibling rivalries of four aging sisters. All of them have lived "next door" to each other for 50 years. We quickly learn that living so close to one another has taken its toll, and now the mostly quiet life these people share becomes unsettled when the play characters begin to question what to do with their remaining years.
It all adds up to an evening of humorously dysfunctional family life, with an emotional underpinning which anchors the play in reality. By the end, there is hope for a return to a calmer time when, as the poet Robert Browning wrote, "the year's at spring and day's at the morn. Morning's at seven... God's in his heaven... and all's right with the world."
The play was awarded the Tony for the best Broadway revival in 1980.
Rachael, wide-eyed and optimistic, is elated to finally put her party days behind and become a mom...#yay! Angie has preenrolled her unborn child in the most exclusive all-girls preschool (definitely a girl; she already has a boy). After three kids, Marcia thought she was done. Is it bad that she doesn't want to cancel her wine-of-the-month club or stop having sex on her back? With a soundtrack ranging from rock to pop to funk and more, join these three unlikely friends as they bond in the trenches from pregnancy tests to empty nests, dominating the diapers and tackling the teens with unmotherly charm — one bottle at a time!
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!
Through the mystery, action, and cleverness woven into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, My Dear Watson looks beyond the realm of narrative and into the heart of the man himself...that is, if he has one at all. In this dramatic musical told from the perspective of Dr. Watson, viewers are forced to reanalyze and redefine love and friendship for a man who is seemingly incapable of both.
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.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. Starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, with direction by Moss Hart and design by Oliver Smith and Cecil Beaton, the original production is now legendary. It won six Tony Awards, including best musical, and became (at the time) the longest-running musical in Broadway history.
Now My Fair Lady is being revived under the direction of Bartlett Sher. Its score, written by Frederick Loewe (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics and book) remains as fresh as ever. Among the now-classic numbers are "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?", "On the Street Where You Live," "The Rain in Spain," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face."
My Heart Is in the East is a duet (with puppets) that takes place in two time periods: present-day Iraq, Beirut, and New York City; and 11th-century Cordoba, where Muslims and Jews lived in a peaceful coexistence inspired by vibrant poetic exchange. Following each performance is a poetry contest. This play is a humorous, passionate, and poetic exploration of history as a model for building peace.
Inspired by Ancient Cordoba and workshopped in Iraq, London, and New York, this international play returns to New York to continue a cultural conversation about freedom, identity, and the possibility of peaceful coexistence. Playwright Jessica Litwak spins a beautiful duet between a Jewish American woman and an Iraqi Muslim man. Bound together by circumstance, these two people from such different walks of life confront their insecurities, fears, and desires.
Exploring these tensions through puppetry and poetry, the play invites the audience to question the role that art can play in creating community, and conversation, and most importantly, peace. Each performance will be followed by on opportunity for the audience to try their hand at poetry composition and a dynamic guided discussion on interfaith issues, featuring noted scholars, journalists, and cultural and civic leaders.
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.
Roundabout presents the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn, the latest work from Meghan Kennedy (Roundabout Underground's Too Much, Too Much, Too Many). Gordon Edelstein (The Road to Mecca) directs this fiery and poignant new play about an Italian immigrant household in 1960s Brooklyn.
In 1960 Brooklyn, the Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. But as the girls come of age in a rapidly changing world, their paths diverge — in drastic and devastating ways — from their parents' deeply traditional values. Despite their fierce love, each of the young women harbors a secret longing that, if revealed, could tear the family apart. When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighborhood, life comes to a screeching halt, and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.
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 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.
Dedicated to showcasing the best electroacoustic music and video art from all over the world, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival includes electroacoustic music recorded in up to eight channels, works involving live electronics, works combining musical instruments or voices with recorded or live electronics, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations.
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theater. In 2013, NYMF received a Drama Desk Award for its efforts. This year's festival features everything from an adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray to a musical about Backbeard, the hairiest pirate ever. For a full list of 2017 NYMF shows, click the link below.
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.
Enjoy the Ride TM-With a guide! The only harbor cruise that lets you hop off, explore, then hop on again! Take an express trip from West 44th St. to Battery Park, then to South Street Seaport and across the East River to Brooklyn's DUMBO Fulton Ferry Landing-then back up to West 44th St.! Get amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge and visit New York's bustling waterfront neighborhoods along our guided tour! Additionally you can package your Hop-On/Hop-Off cruise with a visit to the national September 11 Memorial. As the select transportation partner of the 9/11 Memorial, free Memorial Visitor passes are offered with the purchase of a select Hop-On/Hop-Off Combo ticket. The timed visitor passes allow passengers to plan their visit to the 9/11 Memorial at a select time that coordinates with a designated boat departure. *Good for up to 4 people
NEWSical the Musical lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. No one in the news is safe! With songs and material updated regularly, this topical musical revue is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof!
In 2010 NEWSical received two Drama Desk Award nominations: one for for Outstanding Musical Revue and one for Outstanding Lyrics. The lyrics were written by Rick Crom, who also composed the music.
Mili Avital directs this modern-day love story about two transplant millennials dating and working in New York: a comedy about cultural misconnections and crossed boundaries.
Starring Noga Milstein and Ben Perry, and featuring Gabriel Macht (Suites), with songs by Yoni Bloch, and lyrics by Barak Feldman.
Three young men visit the legendary Stonewall Inn for a birthday celebration. With hopes of fixing a broken relationship between Corey and Bryan, a new friend enters who takes an interest in joining them in the birthday bash. Corey's secret birthday gift to himself has more in store than he bargained for. A Night at Stonewall is a short, powerful play about love, awareness, and the consequences of living in a society of app-based hookups.
Note: This show contains some nudity and is for mature audiences. Also, A Night at Stonewall is part of the Strawberry One-Act Festival. Viewers will see three plays in addition to this production. They will vote for the two best plays, directors, and actors from all the shows they see.
Inspired by the B-movie of the same title, Night Tide tells the kitschy and compelling tale of Johnny Drake, a lonely sailor in the navy. While enjoying his first shore leave in a spooky, run-down seaside resort town, he meets Mora, a seductive and mysterious young woman who performs as a mermaid in a sideshow. Johnny immediately becomes smitten with her, but he soon discovers that she may actually be a real siren of the sea, and she may have lured her previous boyfriends to their watery graves...
What would it be like to be a Beatle even briefly at the height of the band's popularity? John Anthony Gorman plays Billy Campbell, a musician brought in as Paul McCartney's double in this play written by Claude Solnik and directed by Donna Mejia. Olivia Boren, Ed Altman, Tyler Beau Humphries, Sophie Max, and Michael Metta bring the story to life. Alexander Santullo is technical director.
Numbers Nerds is an almost all-girl high school math team from Waukesha, Wisconsin. The team has won the regional math competition and been chosen to compete in the National Math SUM-IT. These smart and funny whiz kids must unite to solve difficult math problems without getting distracted by teen drama and pressures. Numbers Nerds is a story of girls becoming women, conquering both anxiety and rivalry, and finding a way to affirm themselves both as individuals and as team members so that they can win at math…and at life!
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)
Written by Alex Borinsky and directed by Jeremy Bloom, Of Government follows the adventures of Barb the Teacher, Deb the Seeker, Heidi the Helper, Tawny the Addict, and a host of others. With songs! Presented by Miss Marjorie Blain, her students, and members of the community! Light refreshments will be provided.
Note: This show is part of Clubbed Thumb theater company's annual Summerworks series of new plays.
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
On One Condition draws on stories from Dan Daw's experiences as a man living with cerebral palsy. It asks viewers to question their own perceptions of normal while offering a stripped-back look at the world we live in. Audience members are invited into Daw's childhood home and on a journey overseas to share in his undying search for perfection as he attempts to hold the world on his shoulders in all its beauty and grotesqueness.
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).
Once on This Island sweeps viewers across the sea to a small village. There, in the aftermath of a big storm, a joyful new life begins. This musical tells the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. The divide between their cultures threatens to keep them apart, but Ti Moune, guided by the island gods, sets out on a remarkable quest to reunite with the guy who captured her heart.
Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms, and dance, Ti Moune's story comes to life through a score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime). This striking production, directed Tony nominee Michael Arden (the Spring Awakening revival), transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.
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
After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the funeral home, there's a problem — her dead body has been stolen. An irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit), Our Lady of 121st Street paints a vivid comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and how old habits die hard.
Ovo is teeming with life. Insects work, play, fight, and look for love in a nonstop riot of energy in motion. Their home is filled with biodiversity, beauty, action, and moments of quiet emotion. The awestruck insects are intensely curious when a mysterious egg appears, representing the enigma and cycles of their lives.
In this groundbreaking musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, Commodore Matthew Perry sails to Japan in 1853 on a U.S. mission to open up trade relations at any cost. Pacific Overtures tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the westernization of the East.
George Takei stars, with Karl Josef Co, Marc delaCruz, Steven Eng, Megan Masako Haley, Ann Harada, Kimberly Immanuel, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh, Orville Mendoza, Marc Oka, and Thom Sesma also in the cast. John Doyle directs.
In 1949, Detroit's Blackbottom neighborhood is gentrifying. Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the owner of Paradise Club, is torn between remaining in Blackbottom with his loyal lover Pumpkin and leaving behind a traumatic past. But when the arrival of a mysterious woman stirs up tensions, the fate of Paradise Club hangs in the balance. The first production of Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau's Signature residency, Paradise Blue, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson) is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.
If you knew in advance exactly what was going to happen in your life and how everything was going to turn out, and if you knew you couldn't do anything to change it, would you still want to go on living? That is the question facing Bee, who, much to Jay's confusion, can click through different moments in her life with the touch of a remote control. Past, present, and future collide in this sharp existential comedy that questions whether we can make peace with those things we don't have the power to change.
Tony Award nominee Michael Greif directs this play by Tony, Olivier, and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris.
Under the artistic direction of David Parsons, Parsons Dance kicks off its 2017 season, which is dedicated to the life and legacy of the company's great friend and dance advocate Alexander J. Dubé. The company presents an exciting mixed bill that features the world premieres of Hello World by David Parsons, UpEnd by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons, and Daniel by Parsons Dance GenerationNOW Fellow and company member Omar Román de Jesús.
New kid Kylie Carson is "different" — which can make middle school a very scary and unfriendly place. So she cooks up a sweet solution: form a cupcake club that's open to anyone seeking friendship and a place to belong. But the popular clique turns bitter with jealousy and vows to destroy the club's efforts. Kylie is now faced with a tough choice: stoop to the mean girls' level or take the higher road. The delicious pop-infused score by Rick Hip-Flores brings the best-selling children's book by Sheryl and Carrie Berk to life, and drives home a message of empathy, love, and the power of young people to change the world.
Note: This production will support NoBully.org.
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.
PharmaBro: An American Douchical! is a story about greed, the American dream gone wrong, and what happens when evil "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli tries to f*** with a certain hip-hop group and their pal Bill Murray. Full of hoverboards, hauntings, and fake news, this new musical has all the right ingredients for a ridiculous night of theater.
What happens when a young Muslim girl converts to radical Christianity? After leaving all religion behind, how will she navigate and find herself in a world where no bubbles or rules exist? Inner protests of food, sex, and her own peace of mind pave the road. Along the way, she meets many interesting characters in this musical comedy.
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? Platanos y Collard Greens is 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 moments, current politics, and laughs, this show is now funnier than ever!
In the fiercely competitive world of girls' soccer, how far would you go for your child? Based on the award-winning play All About the Kids by Caytha Jentis, Play Like a Winner is a satire of the soccer mom world. At curtain, Coach Nick lies dead in the middle of the stage, impaled by a corner flag, while a chorus of soccer players sings in his honor. Kathy, a soccer mom, steps forward to tell viewers the story of how all this began…
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.
Tyler's Suite is a new and lauded nine-piece choral movement dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a talented young musician who died by suicide after being bullied by his roommate during his first weeks of college.
Created under the leadership of Composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) and Dr. Timothy Seelig (conductor and artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus), Tyler's Suite explores the voices and experiences of Tyler and his family through the music of nine of today's top composers, including Ann Hampton Callaway and Stephen Schwartz. Presented in partnership with DCINY and the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
The music of Norwegian Composer Ola Gjeilo conducted by DCINY Associate Artistic Director James Meaders will include the New York Premiere of Gjeilo's Dark Night of the Soul and Luminous Night of the Soul. The set will also include Gjeilo's well known work, The Ground from his Sunrise Mass.
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.
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.
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.
Each month, Gingold Theatrical Group presents a different play by George Bernard Shaw (or his contemporaries). GTG is the first group to ever present performances of all of Shaw's 65 plays! This script-in-hand series is always packed with theatrical enthusiasts eager to share Shaw's comedic theatrical pieces, all embracing his bold humanitarian precepts encouraging human rights and free speech for all. Every play is presented as a staged reading by a specially assembled, star-studded cast. The reading is followed by a spirited talkback with the cast and an international team of Shavians.
Scheduled for May are two of Shaw's one-acts, Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets. In Press Cuttings, it's 1909 and the men in charge of England are having a wild time trying to adjust to the women's rights movement! George Bernard Shaw's "suffragette comedy" involves a prime minister in drag (Tim Jerome), a conservative general out of control (Paxton Whitehead), a rebellious orderly (A.J. Shively), and some very determined women (Christine Pedi, Andréa Burns, and Cady Huffman). In the 1910 comedy Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Shakespeare (Shively again) has a secret rendezvous with Queen Elizabeth (Burns), who may be one of the inspirations for some of his most treasured sonnets.
The Nerve Tank returns to The Performance Project with Project Woyzeck, a three-part performance piece using streamed video and original music to interrogate concepts of authority, personhood, and programmed behavior. Inspired by the plays Woyzeck by Georg Buchner and Kaspar by Peter Handke, the show spotlights the human desire to succeed even under the most impossible and contradictory circumstances. It also creates mirrored entry points for audiences to engage with questions of emotional truth and mediation, as our "project person" (Woyzeck) tests his autonomy against the demands of the established social order.
Some people are born to do great things. Some people change the world. Some people rise from humble beginnings to beat back the forces of darkness in the face of insurmountable odds. This is the story of the people who sit next to those people in class. Puffs; or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic gives viewers front row seats to the sidelines of the world's most famous magical journey. Puffs follows the story of a young wizard named Wayne Hopkins and the Puffs — a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers. Together, they do their best to learn spells, try not to get hurt, and discover what they're really made of…but, seriously, try not to get hurt.
The Quantum Eye is Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception, and deception. Extraordinary ability and gentle humor blend with the audience to make for a different performance every time. Join Sam on a journey past the limits of possibility in a show you'll never forget. He's been dazzling audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006, making it the longest-running one-man off-Broadway magic show in New York.
Note: The Quantum Eye is sophisticated and family-friendly but may not be visually entertaining for children under 7 years of age.
Raw Bacon From Poland, 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Christina Masciotti's newest work, tells the story of shoe salesman and aspiring personal trainer Dennis Toledo, as a lifetime of trouble assumes a new intensity after a bad tour in Iraq. Though he's managed to anesthetize the enduring wounds of his service with prescription drug abuse, when he's arrested on a domestic violence charge and sentenced to Brooklyn Treatment Court, he's forced to find new ways to handle his volatile tangle of mixed emotions. Further upheaval with his wife leaves him perched on the edge of recovery with an all-consuming drive to win full custody of his six-year-old daughter.
Really Rosie is a classic work by Carole King and Maurice Sendak. Tapestry meets Where the Wild Things Are in this 1980 musical about a little girl in Brooklyn with a big imagination. Inspired in part by the stories in Sendak's Nutshell Library, Really Rosie's songs include "Pierre," "Alligators All Around," and "Chicken Soup With Rice."
After five years in New York, Greg and Steph return to their blue-collar hometown for their 20th high school reunion and to a dramatic encounter with Kent and Carly, the friends they left behind. Old secrets and new lies become increasingly difficult to hide as the evening (and the drinking) goes on. With Reasons to Be Pretty Happy, MCC Theater's Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute revisits the characters first introduced in Reasons to Be Pretty (2009 Tony Award-nominated Best Play) and Reasons to Be Happy as they grapple with that eternal question: Have I become the person I wanted to be?
Six guests talk, joke, dance, drink, and eat. Sometimes they hold still, and sometimes they move about. There is music; there is silence; there is chatter. Old friends mingle with new acquaintances. Slowly the guests warp and rewind their actions as the celebration's mundaneness gives way to something more ominous. No one can leave. No one else arrives.
The Reception is a performance that exists at the border of theater and installation. Drawing inspiration from Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel, which explores physical entrapment and the breakdown of bourgeois behavior, The Reception situates itself in modern-day New York City. In this setting it contends with bourgeois values and the surreal decadence of the 21st century in a new way.
Daniel Gomez, a former U.S. Army veteran and Special Operations scenario designer, and Johanna Gomez, Ph.D., produce this real-life immersive entertainment event. Red unleashes audience members within an apocalyptic storyline in which they must work with actors and special effects to find a way out.
Note: No one under 18 will be admitted to this show.
The Red Letter Plays, produced together for the first time, explode our ideas of love, society, sex, and power with wit and fearlessness. In these modern remixes of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel The Scarlet Letter, Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks conjures two distinct interpretations of Hester, American literature's most famous adulteress.
In F**king A, Hester Smith, the revered and reviled local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son's freedom — and nothing will deter her from this quest. In this wild-eyed blend of story and song, directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home From the Wars), Hester's branded letter A becomes a provocative emblem of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice.
In the Blood's Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her. She turns to former lovers, friends, and the institutions meant to support her, only to be spurned by them all with devastating consequences. This new production is directed by Obie winner Sarah Benson (An Octoroon).
Together these two plays form a haunting and powerful indictment of the way we live now.
The Red Letter Plays, produced together for the first time, explode our ideas of love, society, sex, and power with wit and fearlessness. In these modern remixes of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel The Scarlet Letter, Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks conjures two distinct interpretations of Hester, American literature's most famous adulteress.
In F**king A, Hester Smith, the revered and reviled local abortionist, hatches a plan to buy her jailed son's freedom — and nothing will deter her from this quest. In this wild-eyed blend of story and song, directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home From the Wars), Hester's branded letter A becomes a provocative emblem of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice.
In the Blood's Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her. She turns to former lovers, friends, and the institutions meant to support her, only to be spurned by them all with devastating consequences. This new production is directed by Obie winner Sarah Benson (An Octoroon).
Together these two plays form a haunting and powerful indictment of the way we live now.
Theresa Hanneck is a celebrated author and veteran feminist warrior; Msemaji Ukweli is a promising young writer who is quickly becoming the leading cultural critic on race, class, and gender for a new generation. When a heated exchange between the two women goes viral, Theresa finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the era of 140-character tweets — especially against a rival whose time may have come. A collision of ideals within the feminist movement propels JC Lee's riveting drama from breathless start to surprising finish.
Remembering Evangeline is a love story that moves across time: A Korean war veteran reaches back 30 years to find a lost love and a daughter he never knew. Original compositions, dance, and visual theater fuse in a bewitching landscape of dreams and desires, karaoke and kimchi. Remembering Evangeline is written and directed by Renee Philippi and performed by Carlo Adinolfi, Sook Kim, and Eun Sung Lee.
Repertorio Español is a theater company that presents a rotating repertory of plays in Spanish. Works by both canonical authors (Lope de Vega, Calderón, García Lorca) and living writers are produced. In presenting these works, the company endeavors to bring the best of Spanish, Latin American, and Hispanic-American theater to a diverse audience, including Hispanics of all backgrounds and non-Spanish speakers. Plays are performed in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English via wireless headsets.
Random Access Theatre explores two classic pieces with bold characters who fought against injustice in Resistance and Rebellion in Rep, featuring productions of Ernst Toller's Hoppla, We're Alive! and Sophocles' Antigone. Hoppla, We're Alive!, directed by artistic director Jennifer Sandella, tells the story of a group of revolutionaries who, eight years after they were pardoned from death row, have found various ways to adapt to the unchanged world they once rebelled against. Politics, friendship, and conscience collide in this German play that shook up the theater world when it premiered in the 1920s. Then, revisit Antigone, the beloved story of Oedipus' courageous daughter. This modern retelling, adapted and directed by Victoria Teague, examines how a Greek tragedy fits into contemporary society, and whether you would actually be surprised to hear such a story on the nightly news today.
One man's journey to self-discovery hits some bumps on the paths less traveled.
Red Bull Theater's OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings present staged readings of new and rarely performed classic plays from all eras and cultures.
Part tour and part show, The Ride is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that turns the streets of New York City into a stage. With stadium seating, 40 monitors, 3,000 LED lights, and surround sound, The Ride is the world's only moving theater. Its ensemble cast of singers, dancers, musicians, actors, and comedians appear along a 75-minute journey through Times Square and midtown Manhattan. These performers interact with RIDErs, engaging them through quizzes, facts, and shout-outs. At the same time, the RIDErs, who face sideways out of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, see Manhattan's iconic landmarks emerge in panoramic and vertical views. Students, adults, and seniors share this unforgettable NYC experience.
Rooms is a series of short works, each lasting approximately 15 minutes. The pieces are presented as installations in a rugged former tire repair shop. Each individual room is contained within a 15' x 15' white cube. Audiences of six people at a time are invited to step inside and explore these spaces for two minutes before the recorded audio, through which a character is introduced and a short story is told, begins. In "Room 303," set within the musty bedroom of an old seaside boarding house, an old man voiced by Niall Buggy lies alone, waiting, as his time nears an end. "A Girl's Bedroom" features the voice of Charlie Murphy as a six-year-old girl who leaves her bedroom and family home and walks, never stopping…until now. And in "Kitchen," set within a long and narrow galley kitchenette, a wife (Eileen Walsh), standing by her sink, wills her own implosion.
It's the New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to e-mail her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit "send," Fiona reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one named Adrian. Now, as Adrian begins his transition, Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask...does this mean she's straight?
Richard Kettlewell is an old Etonian whose business ventures are failing. Over a crowded weekend, his daughter Pamela, whom he hardly knows, returns from Russia as a passionate communist; his ex-wife and mistress both turn up; and his butler has a big win at the races. The Roundabout is funny, touching, highly perceptive look at England in the 1930s, when it looked, just possibly, as if the social order might be changing. This delightful comedy by one of Britain's most prolific playwrights, J.B. Priestley, was first seen in 1933. This production marks its New York City premiere.
Saturday at 6pm: the perfect time to get your jaded mind blown by four improv ensembles. Will the neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you?
The Rundown features different groups at each performance that unite veteran performers with up-and-comers ready to bring it.
In the wee hours of the night, siblings are found dead in their tenement. With the air rife with foul play, you enter an interactive murder mystery where you help crack a case based on a real unsolved crime from the 1870s. Your investigation takes you on an NYC scavenger hunt through the underbelly of the 5 points where you encounter unsavory characters, discover clues, confront suspects and mete out the justice that the slain victims deserve.
Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the midyear arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter — and Paulina's hive-minded friends. Jocelyn Bioh's buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.
Based on the movie of the same name, School of Rock follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star down on his luck. To make ends meet, he poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After discovering the students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and win the Battle of the Bands.
Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Seeing You is an immersive experience underneath New York City's High Line park. At once narcotic and eye-opening, the show is the result of a bold collaboration between Randy Weiner, Ryan Heffington, and Cantora (Will Griggs and Nick Panama), featuring environmental storytelling by David Gallo and costume design by Desi Santiago.
In Seven Spots on the Sun, a Latin American village has been without its doctor for 18 months. A recluse, the doctor has refused to look at any patients since the army took his wife away during the country's civil war. Yet when a mysterious plague ravages the countryside, he discovers he has the miraculous power to heal with the touch of his hand.
Entertainment with benefits! In this three-character comedy featuring a straight woman, a seductive model, and you-know-who, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is based on the international best-selling book of the same title.
The original NYC dueling pianos show! An all request, rock n roll party featuring two of the top piano entertainers on the East Coast. Come singalong, dancealong, drinkalong and laughalong with all your favorite songs. A four hour, nonstop interactive show with roasts, games, toasts, shot giveaways and much more! From Billy Joel to Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, anything goes. For groups of 2, 20 or 200, bring your birthdays, bachelorettes and special occasions to Dueling Pianos!
This show is part of an afternoon and evening of shows. The actors use scrolls for each scene, which have each actor's cues and lines, giving actors and the audience an improvisational experience throughout the scenes.
Scenes from Shakespeare comedies (mostly) include:
- Act 1, Scene 2 from A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Act 2, Scene 2 from The Merry Wives of Windsor
- Act 4, Scene 3 from The Winter's Tale
- Act 4, Scene 3 from The Comedy of Errors
Based on Raymond Chandler's 1944 essay, our new play A Simple Art is a live, true-crime documentary looking at the 2014 murder of a California priest whom one of the Neo-Futurists involved personally knew. By syncing up interviews taken from Humboldt County with storytelling, dance, onstage analog devices, and repetitive tasks, three Neo-Futurists (Nessa Norich, Kyra Sims, & Alex Vlahov) scrutinize the human need for narrative. This new play "investigates" the region's history, the marijuana industry, the Catholic Church, police procedure, and the crime itself, all in an attempt to explore why (and how) we construct stories from the chaos of reality. If you are the private detective of your own life, are you following the clues or simply building a narrative?
The show is a dark, modern twist on the myth of the Ancient Greek sirens who lured sailors to their deaths with their songs. Here the turbulent sea is the music industry, and the siren is Skylar Cole, a seductive indie-rock singer in New York City who performs at the Siren's Den, a popular music venue.
Skylar's biggest fan is Remy Morgan, a young, aspiring singer who finds that her songwriting is fueled by her time spent with Skylar. Although Remy and Skylar form an immediate bond, their attempts at connection are thwarted by Skylar's hungry fans known as Vultures, her possessive personal assistant, her suspicious boyfriend, and her own sordid past. Soon Remy finds herself drawn into a world of drugs, lust, and empty promises, where some idols don't deserve pedestals and some dreams come with dire consequences. Will Remy find success, or will she fall prey to Skylar's siren song forever?
Multiple Tony Award winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present Sistas: The Musical, a hilarious and touching musical journey of a multigenerational family. Through that family, this musical play reveals the struggles, joys, and triumphs of being a woman and being black in America. Sistas includes the lyrics of music made famous by artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé, and many others. Cast members power through such classics as "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Ain't Nobody's Business," "God Bless the Child," "Respect," "My Man," "Baby, I'm Yours," "Say a Little Prayer," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," and "We Are Family."
Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, saying he knows their son at college. Claiming he himself is the son of actor Sidney Poitier, Paul tells them he's just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul's intelligence (and the possibility of appearing in his father's new movie), the Kittredges invite him to stay overnight. After finding him in bed with a hustler, their view of Paul changes, and Ouisa and Flan turn detective trying to piece together the connections that gave him access to their lives. Meanwhile, Paul's cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory as his lies begin to catch up with him.
Writer Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and director Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews) reunite for Skintight, a scorching examination of beauty, youth, and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband's engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who's 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi's son. Who's also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what's on the inside.
Punchdrunk's Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that retells Shakespeare's Macbeth through the lens of a film noir movie. Audience members move freely through the world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see. Everyone's journey is different.
Note: No one under sixteen will be admitted.
In this magical Russian Christmas version of the Cinderella story, Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) transforms a poor young girl into the beautiful Snow Maiden after proving her worthiness. This delightful children's extravaganza incorporates traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes to create a winter wonderland. At the end of the performance, every child in the audience will receive a Christmas candy gift box.
In Sojourners, a young, pregnant Abasiama struggles with the responsibilities of her arranged marriage as her husband becomes seduced by 1970s American culture. Intent on finishing her university studies so that she can return to Nigeria, Abasiama weighs her dreams and obligations as she attempts to move forward. Decades later, the full impact of her decision erupts when Abasiama's family is reunited in Her Portmanteau. As Nigerian traditions clash with the realities of American life, Abasiama and her daughters must confront complex familial legacies that span time, geography, language, and culture. Presented in two parts, this heartrending pairing probes into the ties that bind mothers and daughters and how we define home.
Alex is a 15-year-old Asian-American girl going to extremes to get her own mother to notice her. She's a dream child — except to her parents, who wish she was a boy. Luckily she finds a sympathetic ear in Kate, her irreverent guidance counselor who knows all too well what it's like to walk in Alex's shoes. As three generations of women find their identity in question, each needs to decide who makes the rules and what happens when you break them.
Angela Lansbury introduces this one-night-only musical revue, which includes as many hit songs as can fit into 90 minutes. A galaxy of Broadway stars perform selections from Sweeney Todd, Follies, Into the Woods, Assassins, Gypsy, Passion, A Little Night Music, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, West Side Story, and more! There's "Something familiar / Something peculiar / Something for everyone / Let's celebrate tonight!"
The South Street Seaport Museum's Seaport Walking Tours illuminate the hidden, forgotten, and overlooked histories of New York's original seaport. Take a tour and discover the seaport district's exceptional, wacky, and, at times, seedy history. Each tour takes attendees not only on a journey through the neighborhood but through time as well. Hear stories about innovative merchants, hardened criminals, and incredible feats of engineering.
Earth has gone to the dogs, literally. After "the incident," humans have gone underground and into space, leaving dogs to run the planet. But the Space Pirates have decided that they need to pave over Earth to put up a parking lot for their new nightclub on the moon. The Puppies have to join forces with their archenemies the Ninja Kittens and, along with the assistance of the Great Oracle, must seek the power of the greatest weapon they've never heard of. Epic adventures and battles ensue, and along the way, we learn a deep, dark secret...or three. Will the Puppies turn tail and run? Will the Ninja Kittens — ooh, string. Can the Earth be saved from certain construction? Will it all end in discord or harmony?
The Space Pirate Puppy Musical! is written and directed by Heather Bagnall and Luke Tudball with original music by award-winning composer and lyricist Steve Schalchlin.
From Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind the legendary Forbidden Broadway, comes a musical sneak peek into his obsession with Hamilton. For 18 performances only, audiences have the opportunity to share in the Spamilton madness. This production features a virtuoso cast, plus special guest star Christine Pedi and other Forbidden Broadway divas.
Climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Get a close look at the magnificent stained glass windows and study the grand architecture of the nave while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a wonderful view of the Morningside Heights area of Manhattan. Space is limited to 20 people 12 years of age and older, and reservations are recommended.
New York's Busiest Comedy Club located in the Heart of Times Square.
All shows are 90 minutes long and feature 4-5 Comics + your Host (Featured Talent seen on MTV, Vh1, BET, Comedy Central and comedy clubs across the country).
Nightly Showtimes: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 (& 1:15am Friday and Saturday Nights Only)"