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Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks bring their insane celebration of all things red and green back to Feinstein's / 54 Below. Written by Iconis and directed by John Simpkins, this wild yuletide explosion is part rock concert, part theater piece, and part theme park attraction come to life. Featuring brand-new holiday songs, old favorites, a huge cast of musical theater all-stars, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more whiskey-fueled shenanigans than you can shake a candy cane at, The 10th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza promises to be the hap-hap-happiest holiday hoedown ever seen onstage.
Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes, Menorah Horah is going tropical! Our evening of music, laughs, and burlesque will keep your dreidel spinning on the beach all night long!
Starring the Schlep Sisters Featuring Minnie Tonka, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Evil Hate Monkey, Dangrrr Doll, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Lil Miss Lixx, Cherry Pitz, and Fancy Feast Hosted by Bastard Keith With DJ Momotaro & Seedy Edie as our kitten & Kismet Katie as our raffle girl!
It begins when you walk through the doors of the storied Radio City Music Hall. Perhaps you pause for a moment and stand to admire the art deco lobby before making your way to your seat. After a hush, the curtain slowly rises, the music swells, and Rockettes appear. In perfect unison they dance across the stage, mesmerizing in their precision. And just like that, you're transported to another place, where reindeer prance and dash through the snow, where rag dolls spring to life and wooden soldiers march in a fantastic parade. For a time, the hustle and bustle of the world outside disappear and you are reminded of the true meaning and spirit of the holiday season.
The Jimmys are also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Over 70 high school students from across the United States compete for the Jimmy for best performance by an actor and actress at this presentation. The talent showcase features ensemble as well as solo performances.
Why the name Jimmy? The awards are presented by the Broadway League Foundation in honor of the famed Broadway producer and theater owner James M. Nederlander.
A reunion. An argument. A TED Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate love, careers, children, and world events. But when these private photographs gain the potential to go public, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become, and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. Funny and evocative, 20th Century Blues questions our place in the world and in relation to one another. Multi-Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee Emily Mann (Anna in the Tropics) directs the New York premiere of this play by Susan Miller (My Left Breast), another multi-Obie winner and winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
222 W. 23rd St. is a play about a woman who, on the brink of homelessness, lands at the Chelsea Hotel, unaware of its famed history, seedy reputation, and colorful residents. Unable to get her life "together," her rent becomes in arrears and her whole existence morphs into keeping the hotel manager, Stanley Bard, from kicking her out.
Christmas as calamity — 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac takes on the holidays in this latest installment of the artist's 24-Decade History of Popular Music project. Celebrating the holiday season in all of its dysfunction, Taylor Mac is joined by longtime collaborators: designer Machine Dazzle and music director Matt Ray. With a band of eight, they reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate.
A lineup of Broadway performers honors legendary musical theater writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. The star-studded lineup includes Adam Kantor (Fiddler on the Roof), Judy Kaye (Souvenir), and Betsy Wolfe (Waitress). A VIP reception will be followed by a concert and award ceremony.
Jerry takes a toke on Christmas Eve and wakes up in the Land of 420, where the only way to get home is to find the elusive Mighty High.
Introducing Sofia Sarlat for her debut feature at the club! Sofia will be performing an intimate cabaret show featuring some of the best Latin jazz in New York City.
Emerging and established choreographers of all dance forms showcasing short new work.
8 in Show is a quarterly dance series presented by Dixon Place, curated by Sangeeta Yesley, that features eight dance companies each evening, giving emerging and established choreographers of all dance forms an opportunity to showcase new five- to 12-minute pieces.
Ajna Dance Company performing Noor Choreographer: Shachi Phene
Douglas Dunn + Dancers performing Oh Acis Choreographer: Douglas Dunn
Hanna Q Dance Company performing Lust & Suffering Choreographer: Johanna LjungQvist- Brinson
kaycruddenco performing gray area Choreographer: Kailey McCrudden
Mook Dance Company performing is she okay? Choreographer: Winnie Berger
Shot of Scotch performing Ladies of the Dance Choreographer(s): Emily Ritter and Myra Harrison
Sophia Salingaros performing Pranamami Shree Choreographers: Sophia Salingaros, Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu
The ChoreoJoey Project performing Stay Dry Choreographer: Stephen Hill
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 season will feature 11 theatrical productions. The fall lineup includes an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's novel Distant Star presented by the theater company Caborca (September 14-October 1); Blackouts by "Drag fabulist" Dickie Beau (October 5-8); Katherine Brook, Toni Enelow, and Taylor Brook's The Power of Emotion: The Apartment (October 11-21); Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty's Why Why Always, featuring Jim Fletcher (October 12-29). Wintertime will see Jack and the Beanstalk, created by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and feminist art star Julie Atlas Muz (December 6-23).
In 2018, the venue will present Fabrice Melquiot and Paul Desveaux's Pollock, featuring Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch (February 15-25); Modesto Flako Jimene's Listen for My Dear Brooklyn (March 14-31); Deborah Stein and Suli Holum's The Wholehearted (March 15-April 1); Eliza Bent's Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen (April 4-21); Elevator Repair Service's Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, written by Kate Scelsa and directed by John Collins (late May-June 17); and the Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble's Month of a Million Likes (June 7-30).
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.
Uno has plenty of mathematical ability, but he also has a disability: autism. In this new musical, which features a cast of puppets as well as people, Uno gains the courage to enter his school's math competition with help from friends who face challenges of their own: Addy has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Melody is visually impaired; Seemore has hearing loss; and RJ uses a wheelchair. Addy and Uno is a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams, and the beauty of differences.
Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at the Hillcrest School, fighting to diversify the student body. And alongside her husband, the school's headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the 21st century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values — with convulsive results. Admissions is a new play that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America.
After the Blast is set in the wake of total environmental disaster. The human population has retreated underground. Experience is simulated. Fertility is regulated. And Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.
Afterglow is a raw one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections among three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.
Note: This show is recommended for ages 18 and up because of its language and nudity. Children under the age of four are not permitted in the theater.
A Tony Award-winning hit!
Disney's smash-hit movie Aladdin has made 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 such as "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," Aladdin uses a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). This show brings joy and laughter to audience members of all ages!
By gosh, by golly, it's time for mistletoe and...Alaska! Join the beloved extraterrestrial songstress and her holly-jolly mystical ivory-tickler, Handsome Jeremy, as they make Yuletide gay in this brand-new show. For Heaven's Snakes! promises to put the Christ back into Christmas and warm even the most cold-blooded.
After her spaceship crashed in the Matanuska Valley, a remote part of south-central Alaska, the U.S. government recovered an emaciated — make that emancipated — alien. At least, that's how the story goes. Alaska went on to become one of the final three contestants on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo. In October 2013, she starred in The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Woodlawn Theater in San Antonio. In past performances at the Laurie Beechman Theater, she's paid tribute to Stevie Nicks, the Golden Girls, and all things gay. Her previous holiday shows include Happy Birthday Jesus, Blue Christmas, Christmas Is Gay, and Your Christmas Is Terrible. She is also one of the AAA Girls, along with Courtney Act and Willam.
AlieNation comprises three vital stage works that explore themes of perception, alienation, and integration and their consequences in different social and geographical contexts.
Enrico IV, the Pirandello classic, translated by Gloria Pastorino, examines madness versus the mask that society forces people to wear. King Henry speaks directly to his audience — who may just be crazier than he is.
A Story of Love and Soccer, translated by Peter Speedwell, is set in a Southern Italy village where a group of immigrants compete in the first-ever clandestine soccer world championship to determine who will seize control of the city.
The Journey I Never Made, translated by Carlotta Brentan, focuses on two women from very different cultures and times who meet in a mysterious station where all trains have been cancelled. Despite their suspicions, they mirror one another and slowly begin a dialogue.
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.
In The Amateurs, a scrappy troupe of pageant players races across 14th-century Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death — and medieval subscribers. The arrival of a mysterious new actor sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script…and soon one century's plague begins to look a lot like another, more recent one. Wildly inventive, funny, and deeply moving, The Amateurs examines the origins of creativity: When does a crisis destroy art, and when does it set creativity spinning? The Obie Award-winning Oliver Butler (The Open House) directs this new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Orange Is the New Black).
AMP is a multimedia solo horror play inspired by the writings of Mary Shelley, Luigi Galvani's discovery of "animal electricity," the birth of modern feminism, and the monsters society creates. This work explores scientist Luigi Galvani's discovery of animal electricity in 1790, the ways it informed the creation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as well as the development of electroshock therapy in the 1950s. As Mary Shelley begins the process of writing Frankenstein in 1816, her writings are interwoven with film interviews from inside an asylum with a woman who auditions for the Boston Symphony during their first historic "blind auditions" in 1952.
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.
With her joyful sass and pizzazz, singer, actress, and comedian Ana Gasteyer hosts a good old-fashioned holiday party. Her jazzy ensemble celebrates the season with swingin' holiday favorites and toe-tappin' yuletide tunes such as "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and more.
Inspired by the beloved films of the same name, Anastasia transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as it follows a brave young woman who sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, the intrepid Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score — including the popular songs "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December" from the animated film — Anastasia is a spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
Angels Among Us is returning for a holiday encore performance! This previously sold-out hit play, first performed in May 2017, highlights the journey of nine characters living through the worst days of their lives, but little do they know that everything happens for a reason — even if they don't know what it is yet.
Presented in a series of four connected vignettes, these characters learn that sometimes they have to get through absolute devastation in order to experience the divinity and joy in their lives. As they learn to overcome their fears and let go of what they can't control, they might just be able to connect with a higher part of themselves and find understanding, peace, and happiness. This play explores the complicated nature of the human experience and the struggles we all face through having to feel our pain, joy, growth, fear, and surrender, while having to evolve and face our mortality.
Tony Kushner's seminal epic, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, returns to Broadway for the first time since its now-legendary original production opened in 1993. This new staging of part one of Angels in America, Millennium Approaches, and of part two, Perestroika, had its world premiere in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest-selling show in the organization's history.
Starring multi-Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and Academy Award and Tony nominee Andrew Garfield, the cast of Angels in America features fellow original National Theatre cast members Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Multi-Tony winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs.
As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did to the early '90s. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980s, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope. Angels in America won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
Transport Group celebrates American musical theater with a star-studded, one-night-only event: Man of La Mancha in concert. This performance features the original, fully orchestrated score sung by a cast of Broadway veterans. The evening also includes behind-the-scenes stories of the show's development and original production, including a talkback with some of the shows' past performers, creators, and original cast members. Man of La Mancha has music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and a book by Dale Wasserman.
Transport Group celebrates American musical theater with a star-studded, one-night-only event: Promises, Promises in concert. This performance features the original, fully orchestrated score sung by a cast of Broadway veterans. The evening also includes behind-the-scenes stories of the show's development and original production, including a talkback with some of the shows' past performers, creators, and original cast members. Promises, Promises has a book by Neil Simon (based on Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's screenplay for the The Apartment), music by Burt Bacharach, and lyrics by Hal David.
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.
Acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven hosts an evening of culinary delight interwoven with illusion, mentalism, and storytelling. Guests won't believe their eyes, ears, or taste buds as candles flicker, whisky pours, and conversation stirs over the course of a magical evening.
Includes a three-course dinner specially crafted by the hotel's executive chef Pascal Leseac'h.
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.
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.
A trip that lasted longer than planned. A family that's starting to pull back. An endless love that proved to be finite. Back Home is a song cycle about love lost, identity, emigration, and adulthood.
Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In Bad With Money, he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem — or get rich trying. In this gripping play-by-play of some his biggest mistakes and their consequences, Rimalower offers a no-holds-barred self-portrait of an addict and casts light on an under-examined taboo. "People tend to be familiar now with alcohol and drug abuse — and I've got those too," the writer-performer says. "But spending money I don't have is really my drug of choice. And considering how many people suffer from the same problem, it's staggering how seldom that is discussed."
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.
Hear acclaimed pianist Barry Douglas and the Camerata Ireland orchestra perform an intimate program of well-known classics and some Irish musical surprises. This unique chamber orchestra comprised of many of its country's finest musicians has earned worldwide acclaim from music lovers everywhere through numerous recordings and international tours.
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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Winner of two Tony Awards!
Long before Carole King was a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Before We Grew is a gentle and beautiful show explores the Brooklyn of the past in a multi-sensory story that is designed to engage young children at a variety of developmental levels. Before We Grew was specifically designed for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and is engaging for all children 2-5 and special needs audiences of all ages.
Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery from Daphne Arthur's graphic novel adaptation of the play, and audio design is by world-renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. It's a unique and fresh solo theater piece wherein one actor plays five characters, written in dialogue form, not traditional "monologue black out, monologue black out" traditional solo theater form.
Funerals are for the living. What happened and why and who did it and how — none of that matters in the moments before. And The Big and the Small is a play about the moments before. This work is a series of two-handers, each set in identical hotel rooms in a grand hotel in Zürich as guests enjoy the last moments of their private, awkward, funny, and not-so-funny lives. Themes of nationalism, tourism, social responsibility, isolation, class, and gender roles are all explored. So too is the tension between public and private life as well as between assimilation and diversity.
Renowned for its intimate one-ring style, with no seat more than 50 feet from the performers, Big Apple Circus is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences. To that end, it couples astounding human feats with innovative design and technology. The 40th anniversary season program features the famous seven-person pyramid on the high wire with Nik Wallenda and the Fabulous Wallendas as well as the quadruple somersault on the trapeze executed by the Flying Tunizianis — the first time in circus history that both legendary feats are performed in the same tent. These record-setting acts are joined by Big Apple fan favorite Grandma the Clown and her comedic sidekick, Joel Jeske, plus Dandino and Luciana, a dynamic duo who combine speed, acrobatics, and daredevil grace on rollerskates; award-winning contortionist Elayne Kramer; master juggler Gamal Garcia; Jan Damm on the Rola Bola; acclaimed Risley acrobats the Anastasini Brothers; ringmaster Ty McFarlan; and circus trainer and presenter Jenny Vidbel, who performs in the ring with 16 horses and ponies as well as rescue dogs.
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
Experience the magic of Broadway like never before at Blank! The Musical, an astonishing and hysterical next-generation theatrical sensation. Each night, a talented ensemble takes to the stage — with no script, no rehearsal, and no idea what will happen — to perform a brand-new smash hit musical…that you help to create!
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!
Bobbie killed Casey in the middle of a cornfield in Milton, Nebraska. Two years later, Milton's residents are ready to tell you their side(s) of the story. This comedy-about-a-tragedy pushes the boundaries of Roundabout's Black Box Theatre with a sprawling cast of eccentric characters and an ambitious narrative that pulls back the husk of rural life. Bobbie Clearly is written by Nebraskan Alex Lubischer, a Yale School of Drama student discovered by Roundabout Underground.
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.
Inspired by encounters with refugees, Borders is an urgent, moving, and occasionally hilarious commentary on one of the great crises of our time. Through two alternating monologues, Borders tells the stories of a British press photographer and a Syrian graffiti artist whose paths cross in tragic circumstances. Written by the multi-award-winning Henry Naylor, the show was one of the biggest hits of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling out its entire run. Boldly directly by Michael Cabot, Borders is fast-paced, stripped-down theater that conveys an epic story using just two actors, simple lighting, and a couple stools.
Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play, The Boys in the Band, centers on a group of gay men who gather in a New York City apartment for a friend's birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music gets cranked up, the evening slowly exposes the fault lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. A theatrical game-changer, The Boys in the Band helped spark a revolution by putting gay men's lives onstage — unapologetically and without judgment — in a world that was not willing to fully accept them. This revival, directed by multi-Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, stars Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells.
Good news: You actually can bring the love of your life back from the dead! Bad news: Breakfast the next morning is really awkward. When it comes to the unexpected resurrection of his beloved wife Alcestis, King Admetos learns the hard way that the aftermath of a miracle ain't as peachy as we might assume. A Doll's House, Part 2 for the ancient Greek theater, The Briefly Dead reinvents a classic play with a sharply contemporary celebration of its powerful heroine returning home to settle the score.
Kelli O'Hara (The King and I), Patrick Wilson (All My Sons), Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris), and Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show) 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 (Wilson), 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.
Josh and Brennan are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled riot because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says, "Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns." In the struggle for equality, what do we really want? What do we lose? And is there any cocaine left?
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
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!
The Broadway Loves series returns with over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices celebrating Grammy Award nominee and multiplatinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato. Broadway Loves Demi Lovato features a set list chockablock with hits from Lovato's decade-long recording career, including "Sorry, Not Sorry," "Skyscraper," "Heart Attack," and "Cool for the Summer." The evening also celebrates Lovato's latest album, "Tell Me You Love Me," which has been setting the Broadway community ablaze with excitement since its release in September 2017.
For one night only, some of the biggest and brightest names on Broadway light up the stage in this all-star benefit concert. Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy honors Jerry Zaks, a multi-Tony Award winning director, for his contributions to both American musical theater and Jewish life through his work in entertainment. The evening also features a special award presentation for Bruce E. Slovin, the founder of the Center for Jewish History and former director of Circle in the Square Theatre. Slovin will be the first recipient of the Jewish Cultural Legacy Award, which will be named in his honor for future recipients. A dessert reception (yay!) follows the concert.
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.
A Bronx Tale is directed by multi-Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and multi-Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri wrote the book, while the score is the work of multi-Academy Award winner Alan Menken and multi-Tony nominee Glenn Slater. The choreography is by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.
Building a Real Boy sheds light the critical issues surrounding freedom of information and privacy on the internet. This show is devised from Aaron Swartz's writing, blog, and journal entries, interviews with colleagues, friends, and family, and court transcripts. Building a Real Boy has been created collaboratively by a team of performers, directors, writers, and designers. Since computer programming and social networking were a key component to Swartz's life, we are experimenting with utilizing social networking and new media during the development and performance of this piece. Elements of this piece will include live tweeting from audience members in the space and around the world.
Karen Carpenter directs Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) in Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses, a new rock musical about public official Robert Moses as he pushes his way through the city of New York, building parkways and bridges to make the city move. Seemingly impervious, Moses bulldozes without consequence on the road to complete his vision for the city.
The Cabaret Showdown is a monthly game show produced by Sound Street Productions in association with FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade. This unique competition is a mixture of live karaoke and musical improvisation, with a game board. Contestants are asked to choose songs from various categories with no knowledge of what the song will be until 30 seconds before they sing. The winner from each month receives a free one-hour showcase performance presented at the Kraine Theater the following month.
The last opera by one of the longest-lived composers in history, Capriccio turns the tables on audience members, giving them a glimpse of life in the theater from the other side of the curtain. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), what happens behind the scenes is filled with as much drama and comedy as what takes place onstage! The plot revolves around the Countess — a supporter of the arts, just like you — and her courtship by both a composer and a playwright (poet?). In choosing one over the other, she plans to answer this age-old question: Which is more important to opera, the music or the words?
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.
One of the most iconic works in American theater returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel comes to life in a new production starring Lindsay Mendez (Significant Other), Tony Award nominees Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along) and John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical. Multi-Tony winner Jack O'Brien (The Front Page, The Coast of Utopia) directs, with choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.
Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel depicts the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss, and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that produced some of the American Songbook's most iconic numbers and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
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.
Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is set in a junkyard playground alive with beloved feline characters, including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella, and Skimbleshanks. Cats features breathtaking music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, including the treasured "Memory." With a cast of beautiful dancers and singers as well as the original Tony-winning sets and costumes, this production is sheer purr-fection.
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.
From dinosaurs to monsters, voodoo queens to best friends, take your kids on a journey without leaving the city! The second installment of Cereals, five ethnically diverse and culturally specific interpretations of folk tales, runs November 11-19, Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm. Tickets are $20 for a parent and child, $10 for each additional child and $20 for each additional adult.
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.
Final weeks to see Wonka on Broadway!
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.
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.
Note: Children ages four 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).
One of the most celebrated American plays of the late 20th century, Children of a Lesser God tackles the complexities of human connection and communication with insight, wit, and unyielding compassion. Its original Broadway production in 1980 earned a Tony Award for writer Mark Medoff (Best Play), as well as for the two leads: John Rubinstein and Phyllis Frelich. Its London transfer went on to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play. The acclaimed 1986 film adaptation starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin further solidified the work's place in the American canon and earned Matlin the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Frelich and Matlin remain the only deaf actors ever to have won the Tony and Academy Awards for leading roles, respectively. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun), this new production stars Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek), Lauren Ridloff, and Anthony Edwards (ER).
Come see the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event! The incomparable Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner will revisit moments from her legendary career and celebrate music from timeless Broadway composers.
An accomplished and versatile actress, singer, and dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. She recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander-Fred Ebb-Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway (2015). She starred in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer's Life, a dazzling new musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele; and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas. Her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), and the original Broadway casts of Guys & Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven, and Mr. Wonderful.
Legend Chita Rivera will headline An Evening of Song, benefiting the Art Attack Foundation, featuring the artists of Yellow Sound Label.
This one-night-only show promises an array of standards, pop hits, and original songs. AAF's mission is to inspire community leaders & individuals to participate & contribute in the education and development of young performing artists — dedicated to providing opportunities, funding & encouragement to assist young performers in realizing their full artistic potential.
Love Creek invites you to join them in celebrating Christmas American-style, and our gift to you are two plays.
The first, Where the Snowflakes Bloom, is by Love Creek founder Le Wilhelm. This is only one of Le's many holiday plays, but always especially poignant and moving. On a very cold Christmas Eve, the night watchman at a New York office building must make a choice between helping two homeless women stay warm or losing his job.
Also, we are very proud to present The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder. Time moves by in blinks of the eyes for the Bayard family as Christmas dinners come and go and come and go for 90 years. The play ponders what lasts, what truly endures, and what is fleeting and momentary.
John Kevin Jones reprises his solo performance of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol for the fifth smash season, directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd, in the intimate Greek revival double parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant's House Museum.
December 1867: Charles Dickens (Jones) arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant and intimate parlors of a 19th century family home.
Toast the holiday season with Mr. Dickens in the original 19th century kitchen of the Merchant's House Museum at selected performances. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.
Charles Dickens's classic holiday tale about the joy of community triumphing over selfishness is presented as a fresh musical adaptation by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on his emotional journey as he's visited by four forewarning ghosts. Will he catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? Find out at this special holiday show with a story so warm it will melt the cold heart of even the grumpiest Scrooge! Now in its ninth smash year, A Christmas Carol — The Musical features updated scenic design inspired by British pantomime.
Astrological disturbances split asteroids apart, and new smaller worlds hurtle into one another's orbits. Loved ones are wrenched from each other, old animosities arise, and these asteroidal inhabitants soon forget they once lived as one world. Mass amnesia buries their shared history, and it seems impossible that these estranged neighbors ever coexisted peacefully. Will they now be able to reach across borders and share a world of difference? How can you deal with aliens when you feel alienated yourself?
A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds pairs short stories by eminent multi-Obie Award-winning playwright Mac Wellman that have been adapted for the stage by director Elena Araoz. Each story tells a fantastic and emotional tale of the imagined inhabitants of real asteroids in the asteroid belt. Wellman's verbal acrobatics lay bare the madness of our own small world. Live music composed by Drama Desk Award-nominated touring artists, alongside Tony Award nominee Justin Townsend's installation-style production design, coalesce into a vibrant and deliriously theatrical event.
This award-winning, electrifying production of Anthony Burgess's controversial masterpiece has New York audiences talking. A Clockwork Orange lures them into a glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of little Alex and his band of droogs is a groundbreaking classic teeming with sexuality and "a bit of the old ultra-violence." The story feels as hauntingly relevant today as when the book was published in 1962 and when Stanley Kubrick's Oscar-nominated film caused a stir in 1971. A Clockwork Orange remains an unapologetic celebration of the human condition and individual freedoms.
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.
Coffeehouse Chronicles is a free educational performance series exploring the history and development of off-off-Broadway from its inception within the Village "coffeehouse theaters" of the 1960s through today. Part artist portrait, part creative event, part history lesson, part community forum, this series seeks to provide a home — as did La MaMa's founder, Ellen Stewart — for personal and intimate engagement with art. The Coffeehouse Chronicles are curated and directed by Michal Gamily, with educational outreach led by Arthur Adair.
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.
Winner of a 2017 Tony Award!
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 Tony Award nominees (and Canadians) Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The direction is by Tony winner Christopher Ashley and the choreography by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky).
Since 2004, ComedySportz New York has been entertaining fans with the fastest and funniest form of improv comedy in the Big Apple. Two teams of improvisers vie for points in a hilarious competition by playing a series of improv games, similar to what you may have seen on TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway?
There's nothing like standup comedy in person — the spontaneity of a comedian in front of a live audience is something special. See for yourself at Comic Strip Live, which offers some of the best standup in New York City. Performers hail from Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, Conan, and the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Audiences can enjoy food, mixed drinks, and specialty brews as they laugh the night away.
On the 50th anniversary of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company and 30 years since his death, La MaMa celebrates the artistry of Charles Ludlam. A fully produced revival of Ludlam's early masterwork Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide, directed by Everett Quinton, is the centerpiece of the Ludlam celebration. Conquest is an epic collage inspired by Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great that is as outrageous and timely today as when first performed in 1967.
Counting Sheep is a deeply personal retelling of the Maidan revolution in Ukraine — an immersive Ukrainian folk opera set to the sounds of Canada's beloved guerrilla folk party-punk band, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra.
Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war, and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover of Life magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career setback, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women, and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face-to-face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth.
Beloved annual holiday family show "love letter" to Italy featuring the great songs of Italy and Christmas, starring award-winning singer and PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli and Il Volo, Cristina Fontanelli, and featuring the children of the Little Language Studio and the Jersey City Ballet, guest tenor and adult choir accompanied by mandolins, guitar, accordion, piano, and orchestral arrangements.
Songs include "Torna a Surriento," "Tu scendi dalle stelle," "Silent Night," "Dominick the Donkey," "White Christmas," "Mamma," "Ave Maria," and "O Sole Mio." Cristina's "Christmas in Italy®" concert consists of songs in Italian & English and much more. For many of her fans, Cristina's "Christmas in Italy®" and the tree at Rockefeller Center have become a tradition.
The unsettled American West of the 1860s provides a new life and new dreams for Blue, a runaway slave who escapes to Texas to become one of America's first black cowboys. This musical tale of freedom integrates fiction with historical fact, and each song presents a different page in a complicated chapter of American history. The story of Blue begins in Louisiana, and with every song of Cross That River's infectious score, the audience is moved further along Blue's harrowing journey across the Sabine River to freedom in the Wild West. Each song tells a unique story — sometimes joyful and sometimes tragic, but always poignantly chronicling perseverance.
Cruel Intentions: The Musical pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan's most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster's daughter. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl — and anyone who gets in their way — they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love.
Based on the classic French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses and perhaps the sexiest teen drama of all time, this new musical is a full-on 1990s throwback to when email was for "geeks and pedophiles" and rosaries were more than a fashion statement. Cruel Intentions: The Musical features favorite nostalgia-inducing hits like "Lovefool," "Just a Girl," "Only Happy When It Rains," and of course, "Bittersweet Symphony."
Would you do anything to help your favorite baseball team win the pennant? In the Faustian musical comedy Damn Yankees, Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil to be the home-run hitter who will guide his favorite team, the Washington Senators, to a win against those "damn Yankees." To the tune of such classics as "Heart," "Two Lost Souls," and "Whatever Lola Wants," viewers follow Joe on his quest to save his team...and his soul. Starring in this benefit concert reading of the Tony Award-winning Damn Yankees are Tony and Academy Award winners Whoopi Goldberg and James Earl Jones as well as Golden Globe winner Maggie Gyllenhaal.
In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter's life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up questions: What truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from The Great Gatsby, this timely new play by the author of The City of Conversation probes the troubling relationship of finance and educational opportunity in American life today. Directing is Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt).
LUMBERYARD in the City Winter Festival will conclude with a world premiere work from choreographer, dancer, and visual artist Dana Reitz, who is known for her subtle and nuanced performances that accentuate the musicality of the body through silence, and pair the movement of light with that of the human form in evocative collaborations with light artists like James Turrell, Jennifer Tipton, and Beverly Emmons.
Award-winning Colombian dance company Cali Salsa Pal' Mundo brings to Thalia's stage a cultural celebration of rhythms and dance styles from around the world.
This spectacular show features an eclectic selection of beloved genres like salsa, merengue, tango, rumba, cumbia, mambo, samba, currulao, belly dance & more!
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.
Take a musical tour of the Emerald Isle from west to east with two of the nation's leading traditional Irish ensembles. Hailing from counties Waterford, Dublin, Donegal, and Cork, Danú is known for its high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. Named Live Ireland's "Traditional Group of the Year," Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles. This magical night will bring both groups together on one stage in a perfect celebration of Irish culture and heritage.
Daybreak, written by Joyce Van Dyke and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, is a world premiere play highlighting Armenian-American history. Set in three time periods, Van Dyke's drama is inspired by the true stories of two female friends who survived the Armenian genocide. Using memory, dreams, and music, Daybreak carries the story of these women into the 21st century in a celebration of the human spirit's endurance.
De Novo tells the true story of a teenage boy from Guatemala who faced deportation after fleeing to the United States to escape gang life. The gang MS13 was the only family Edgar Chocoy had ever known, but he dreamed of a better life. At 14, he fled Guatemala City and traveled over 3,000 miles across the borders of three countries in search of his mother, who left him when he was a baby to find work in the United States. Detained by the Department of Homeland Security, he pleaded with a Colorado judge not to deport him to Guatemala, where the gang he left had sentenced him to death.
This documentary play is crafted entirely from immigration court transcripts, letters, and extensive interviews conducted by Houses on the Moon company members in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Arizona at Southwest Key, the largest facility for detained immigrant minors in the United States. De Novo is augmented with projected images from Donna DeCesare, an award-winning photojournalist who is widely known for her groundbreaking coverage of the spread of Los Angeles gangs in Central America.
De Novo provides a rare glimpse into the life of an "unaccompanied alien minor," thousands of whom make the dangerous journey across the border and through the U.S. justice system each year. Though there are thousands of foreign-born minors in U.S. custody, barriers of language, age, class, culture, and law conspire to make this population invisible to many. Their stories of migration are poignant, heroic, and painful.
The Dead, 1904 was adapted from the final novella in James Joyce's 1914 short story collection Dubliners and tells of a disillusioned man named Gabriel Conroy, who, along with his wife Gretta, attends a holiday party in 1904 Dublin, thrown at the home of his two elderly aunts. Throughout the evening, guests sing, dance, eat, and drink while outside, snow gently falls, and Gabriel and his wife contemplate their pasts, futures, happiness, life, and, ultimately, death.
Like many new upper-middle-class Chinese parents, Mr. and Mrs. Li are proud to give their only daughter a life they could only dream of (an Ivy League degree in art and an apartment in Manhattan) until they realize she's turning into a dangerous stranger. A Deal is a dark comedy that features a Chinese family's home-buying journey in New York in winter 2015, a time of increased real-estate ownership by Chinese people overseas and a sharp decline in the value of the RMB against the U.S. dollar. The play reveals the ideological conflicts between the East and West in contemporary society by tracking a little stream of the global cash flow.
A finely crafted, moving, and funny play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl about the deep friendship in letters between 20th-century Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.
Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.
Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. It first opened off-Broadway in a production that received an Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Many cast members from that production have transferred with the show to Broadway. Obie Award 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.
Michel de Montaigne once said, "To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave." This show takes Montaigne's fearless perspective into the theater. We invite the audience to journey with us on an exploration of life's ultimate reality: death. Through movement, music, text, and humor, we awaken the audience and ask them to reconsider mortality. Laugh, cry, whatever. Walk away without fear of death.
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.
In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wandered the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spied on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashed in the Russian city of Smolensk.
Set in Russia over the course of 90 years, this thrilling new play by Rajiv Joseph (Guards at the Taj) traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth, and conspiracy theories.
The York Theatre Company opens its 2017-18 season with Desperate Measures, a foot-stompin', knee-slappin' new musical that nods to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. It's funny! It's sexy! It's country! It's a New York premiere with music by award-winning composer David Friedman and book and lyrics by multi-Tony Award nominee Peter Kellogg.
In 1890, in a territory out West, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, is sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. His sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life. The governor promises to pardon Johnny if his sister, the Sister, will "do his bidding" for the night. Adding to the humorous complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl, and a priest who reads Nietzsche.
It's hard to capture the wind, the freedom of the highway, and the psychedelic insanity of road-tripping in the 1970s. Ellen Kaye, whose parents owned the iconic New York City restaurant the Russian Tea Room, ran away from home in 1974. She was 14 and hitchhiked 7,500 miles across America. Upon her return to N.Y.C., though not an addict, she was exiled to Phoenix House, a drug rehabilitation program. In this show, she tackles race relations, gender inequality, and class struggles with humor, wit, and music. Ellen speaks directly to current times through the turmoil and excitement of decades past.
Diaspora tells the story of a contemporary Birthright trip visiting Masada, a Roman-era fortress and tourist attraction in the desert of Israel. While examining their identities and relationships to Israel and Jewishness, the people on the trip share the stage with a retelling of the infamous events that took place on Masada almost 2,000 years ago. As the two dramas mix and interact, staying on Masada grows more and more contentious and dangerous. Diaspora is a no-holds-barred, fresh, contemporary look at American Jewish youth; how they see themselves; and their relationship to an ever-changing world.
A dark soul. A dreadful menace. A deadly obsession. An epic story of the blue sea. All packed into one massive show. In a monomaniac night of Moby Dick fused with the ungodly love child of I Love Dick and Shania Twain, this show explores the steal-your-heart-drive-you-crazy-make-you-want-to-vomit kind of obsession that keeps you hunting and f**king for thousands of years. We are imagining a world — not a world without men, but a world in which we don't have to ask, "Where did they go?" Whale, shmale, Ishmael. Will we drown? Probably not. Moby Dick! Moby Dick! Moby Dick!
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.
Balti and Jaker begin the play as two gay 20-year-olds enjoying the romantic and sexual possibilities on their college campus. But when Jaker asks Balti to pretend to be straight for the duration of Jaker's grandmother's visit to the campus, a chasm opens in the friends' consciousness, and Balti finds himself traveling back in time with the help of a cherub from the wrong side of the tracks.
As Balti sorts through the national history that binds him to his grandmother's homophobia, he meets a yarn-spinning rattlesnake, a Korean-American war child, and the founders of the first gay bar in Las Vegas, Nevada. When he attempts to return to the comforts of modern-day gay life, he finds that time works differently inside the closet than outside, and his old love with Jaker may be irretrievable. Worse, his new friend the cherub may be on the brink of death due to human pollution of the time-stream.
Born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital, Pig and Runt have been inseparable ever since. They speak in their own language, play by their own rules, and create a world for themselves in which boundaries blur between truth and illusion. Then, on their 17th birthday, they discover something more. As night falls and the disco and drink take hold, they spiral violently out of control.
Disco Pigs, Enda Walsh's breakout play, received both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award. Walsh's other accolades include the Caméra d'Or for the screenplay of Hunger and the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Once.
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!
After a series of unfortunate events, the world has been thrown into chaos. What was once the United States is now The People's Kingdom for the Coming of Christ. Ruth, Anna, and Caleb, illicitly queer twentysomethings work in a video tape recycling center — erasing sins from another time for the Wall's surveillance cameras. One morning Anna is unexpectedly replaced by Esther, arousing fear, suspicion, and heartbreak.
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.
Conceived, written, and directed by Murielle Borst-Tarrant [Kuna/Rappahanock Nations] Musical direction by Kevin Tarrant [Hopi/Hochunk Nations]
A Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective Project
Watch out when Indian show business meets the Doctrine of Discovery! A raucous play and political satire loosely based on Dante's Divine Comedy. A comedic Native-Aesthetic look at the marginalization of indigenous peoples and the appropriation of indigenous cultural and intellectual property. See what happens when the Indians push back.
On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men — all white except one — descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld takes us back to that day, to the cramped Greenwich Village apartment of Mary Shannon, a strung-out, freewheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever. Downtown Race Riot is snapshot of a time not so different from today, when a new social freedom ran smack into the forces of reaction and when the stakes were truly life or death.
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!
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
One professional New York actor has at least five shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform in a Shakespeare play.
There is a hidden library on the second floor of a building on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue. With over 15,000 books, the Drunk Shakespeare Society meets every night to drink...and perhaps do a little Shakespeare. A mysterious bartender serves cocktails through a 10-foot-high bookcase made entirely of black books. A hundred prized novels are forever buried in an amber fluid in front of a royal throne. Other easter eggs are hidden throughout the room...
Note: Audience members must be at least 21 years old.
Early Shaker Spirituals is based on a 1976 album of Shaker songs recorded by the sisters of the Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. The album Early Shaker Spirituals has been in the Wooster Group's collection since the early 1980s, when Elizabeth LeCompte, Kate Valk, and other members of the company visited the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community and met with Sister R. Mildred Barker, who sings on the album. The piece features LeCompte, Cynthia Hedstrom, Frances McDormand, Bebe Miller, and Suzzy Roche, who channel the voices of the Shaker singers from the album via in-ear receivers to give a new live rendering to the songs. Complementing the songs are dances in which the singers are joined by Matthew Brown, Modesto Jimenez, Bobby McElver, and Andrew Schneider. Jamie Poskin serves as interlocutor, reading from the album's liner notes.
The cast of Eight Is Never Enough delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Broadway.
The novel El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba ("No One Writes to the Colonel") by Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez (100 Years of Solitude) has been adapted for this world premiere production. Written in 1956-57, while Garcia Márquez was living in Paris, El Coronel is the story of an impoverished, retired colonel, a veteran of Colombia's Thousand Days' War who still hopes to receive the pension he was promised 15 years earlier. The action is set during the period known as "La Violencia" in Colombia — years of martial law, rampant corruption, and censorship.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System.
The Elephant in Every Room I Enter is an intimate solo piece about Gardiner Comfort's experience as an actor living with Tourette's syndrome. The play explores the week he spent at the Tourette Association of America National Conference in Washington, D.C., in April 2014. He'd never been around so many other people with Tourette's; it was the first time he could feel "normal." With mind-bending projections and sound design, which blend with Comfort's athletic, physical performance, this is a show unlike any other. The Elephant in Every Room I Enter is written by Gardiner Comfort and directed by Kel Haney.
Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he's actually human, Buddy's enormous size and toy-making ineptitude cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New Yorkers connect with their inner elf.
This cutting-edge, critically acclaimed "docu-musical" highlights Oscar Hammerstein's evolution to become one of the most important lyricists of all time. Working closely with William Hammerstein (Oscar Hammerstein's grandson) to obtain private, personal stories, rarely before seen images & videos, and an in-depth glimpse into the life of Oscar Hammerstein, An Enchanted Evening is a one-of-a kind, intimate show highlighting Oscar's life and music through documentary storytelling and imaginative performances.
Starring Billboard Top 100 recording artist Doreen Taylor in her off-Broadway debut and renowned award-winning Broadway performer David Gaines (The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha).
Proceeds will be donated to help save Highland Farm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (Oscar Hammerstein II's home and birthplace for timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein classics including Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, and The King and I).
Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water's warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, an island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble they can almost always sweet-talk their way out of. Take a break from your concerns, make some new friends at the bar, and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum.
Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and beloved Jimmy Buffett classics, including "Come Monday," "Volcano," and "Cheeseburger in Paradise." With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Emmy nominee Mike O'Malley (Survivor's Remorse), this rousing and refreshing new production is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and choreographed by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away) .
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) debuts his newest work, Exquisita Agonía ("Exquisite Agony"), in this world premiere production. According to Cruz, Exquisita Agonía is a love story that explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find love with a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he receives a new heart.
Extraordinary Measures premiered off-Broadway in 1995, starring James Lecesne. The New York Times declared that "it is impossible not to be stirred by the emotional urgency behind Extraordinary Measures...Inspired by the final days of Paul Walker, a theater director, performer, and instructor who died of AIDS in 1993, the work presents death as the ultimate class in life study. The hospital room in which Mr. Walker lies unconscious, kept alive by medical support systems (the 'extraordinary measures' of the title), becomes a forum in which his brother, friends, and former students individually address the man, struggling to find emotional truth before a mentor who can no longer confirm or question their feelings. All of these people, as well as Mr. Walker himself, are portrayed by the magnetically vital James Lecesne, who [embodies] enough characters on New York stages to populate a small village."
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?
Choreographers working in all dance forms workshop 25- to 35-minute pieces on a shared bill curated around the theme "hope" with Blythe E. Smith Contemporary Ballet & VISIONS Contemporary Ballet.
Fast Forward is a dance series presented by Dixon Place, curated by Sangeeta Yesley that provides opportunities for choreographers working in all dance forms to workshop longer, more developed pieces that run 25-35 minutes. The series takes place 10 times throughout the year and features two choreographers or dance companies each evening on a shared bill. Each evening will be curated around a theme.
Tuesday, November 21 Theme: "Challenges"
Featuring : VISIONS Contemporary Ballet – Performing Through the Valley – Choreography by Ranardo-Domeico Grays AND Anthony Alterio – Performing Who-Ha – Choreography by Anthony Alterio
Hope to see you there.
Follies in Titus was influenced by the intrinsic confrontation with human violence that Titus Andronicus evokes in both its audience and its interpreters. This 16th-century tragedy, Shakespeare's first and bloodiest, is the fictional story of Titus, a general during the late Roman Empire who engages in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Titus's murder of Tamora's eldest son in a ritual of war leads to the rape and mutilation of his own daughter, Lavinia. As his revenge, Titus murders Tamora's remaining sons, bakes them into pie, and serves them to her at a feast. Through a careful exploration of the pathological and psychotic behavior of the protagonists of the play, director Dario D'Ambrosi and his collaborators reduce the original text to its essential elements, giving space to the creativity of its actors, who retell the play in a fantastical narration through the eyes of psychiatric patients.
In the spirit of promoting opportunities for female and trans playwrights and directors, Colt Coeur is partnering with WP Theater (the nation's oldest and largest theater company dedicated to developing, producing, and promoting the work of female-identified and trans theater artists) on the company's Parity Plays Festival. The festival features four public readings of new plays by Rehana Lew Mirza, Lucy Thurber, Leah Nanako Winkler, and Catherine Yu. Among the performers are Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), and Trudie Styler (The Seagull). For a list and description of the plays, click the website link below.
Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley's classic novel, is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical that honors its source material.
Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man's mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation.
Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present the off-Broadway debut of Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green by Howard L. Craft, directed by Joseph Megel.
The play stars J. Alphonse Nicholson. It depicts an African-American "everyman" who exists in five dimensions of America's modern era. In each incarnation — as minstrel, cult leader, FBI informant, struggling actor, and fallen mortgage broker — he is trapped between the American Dream and the American Nightmare. We witness the trials of a simple man trying to make decisions that will allow him to survive in what the great African-American poet Claude McKay called "this cultured hell that tests my youth."
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.
Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, and Gunther are back. Friends! The Musical follows the misadventures of these six twentysomething pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in Manhattan. Friends! The Musical was created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, the duo behind Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, 90210! The Musical, Full House! The Musical, and...you get the idea.
Broadway's Frozen is based on the 2013 movie that won Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Song ("Let It Go"). The stage production expands on and deepens the film's plot and themes through new songs and story material provided by the film's creators, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Winnie the Pooh), EGOT winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), and book writer Jennifer Lee (Zootopia). In fact, the Broadway show features more than twice as much music as the film. The musical's director is Michael Grandage, a Tony Award winner (Red), and its choreographer is Rob Ashford, another Tony winner (Thoroughly Modern Millie).
Captain Jam and the Agents of Jam invite Junior Agents and New Recruits to sing, dance, and play along with their globe-spanning musical adventure to celebrate holidays around the world. Will they complete "Special Mission: Holiday Party" in time to throw the ultimate celebration?
Part live concert and part stage show, FunikiJam's Holiday Beat: Family Musical is New York City's only holiday show to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Chinese New Year, and Shichigosan — for kids!
Each performance will be followed by a holiday party with dancing, singing, snacks, activities, and special guest performances.
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.
Gay-Larious is the stand-up comedy show featuring a great lineup of NYC's funniest LGBT and LGBT-friendly comedians from TV, radio, and comedy clubs across the country. You'll have a gay ole time with a lineup of hysterical comics designed to have you laughing right down to your gay funny bones.
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!
Mitch Papadopolous always dreamed of being the next Bruce Springsteen, but he chose security over stardom and left those daydreams behind for a day job. For a while, he thought he had everything — the high-paying job, the high-rise apartment — until his 40th birthday, when he got handed a pink slip and had to move back in with his mom in Sayreville, New Jersey.
And when his high school archnemesis (with a 20-year-old grudge and a tangerine spray-tan) threatens to foreclose on their house, this big-shot banker must save his small-town home the only way he can…by winning the Battle of the Bands.
So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang (a math teacher who isn't good at math, an Irish cop who dreams of being on Broadway, a dermatologist who can't get a date, and a 16-year-old Jewish rapper who makes Vanilla Ice look cool), and sets out to win the battle and maybe even win back the high school sweetheart he left behind — proving it's never too late to give your dreams one last shot.
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.
Through the microcosm of a rural Connecticut mental health center, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe conjures an entire American community on the edge. Like their patients, Dr. Michaels, his colleague Evangeline, and the clinic itself teeter between breakdown and survival, wielding dedication and humanity against the cunning, inventive adversary of mental illness. They hold on to the need to fight – and to live. Inspired by a real clinic, Rabe finds humor and compassion in a raft of richly drawn characters adrift in a society and a system stretched beyond capacity. This New York premiere of Good for Otto features F. Murray Abraham as Barnard, Ed Harris as Dr. Michaels, Amy Madigan as Evangeline, Rileigh McDonald as Frannie, Rosie O'Donnell as Nora, and Michael Rabe as Jimmy. Scott Elliott directs.
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.
Inspired by Vicki Baum's 1929 novel, Grand Hotel follows the postwar comings and goings of the artists, businessmen, jewel thieves, and ambitious young secretaries whose lives intersect in the opulent lobby of Berlin's most prestigious hotel. First produced under the title At the Grand (1958), the original production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune and enjoyed a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.
San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a "friendship" game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the Cultural Revolution aftermath, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history. Inspired by events from her father's life and (short-lived) basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee makes her Atlantic Theater Company debut with this tender but fast-paced play.
Brooklyn 2012, where you can be whatever you want...until your visa expires. Inspired by a true, bittersweet love story of one band's artistic triumph via technology and music, Greencard Wedding is part rock concert, part Skype film featuring notable locations in the New York indie rock scene. This multimedia indie rock musical speaks to how we define ourselves as artists, the politics of immigration, and artist visa regulations. Performed in English and some Gaelic. Wedding cake served to all audience members.
This play is a bittersweet comedy about two brothers growing up in the Bronx, their coming of age marked by the untimely death of their father. One actor plays both parts. The play is filled with the hearty characters, flavors, and textures of the Bronx in the 1970s and displays a witty understanding of life.
Johnny and Cisco are two brothers six years apart in age and miles apart in sensibility. Johnny, the rough and rugged older brother who spent most of his life trying to toughen Cisco up, finds himself drowning in a pool of guilt, emotionally claiming responsibility for Cisco's death. Cisco, the needy, innocent free spirit with a flair for the outrageous, shares his unusual wit and wisdom with Johnny about days past through a set of diaries he leaves behind. The result is a warm, affectionate, and hilarious love letter from one brother to another.
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.
Some of Broadway's brightest stars celebrate six weeks of fundraising in a showcase of songs and skits at the 29th annual Gypsy of the Year competition. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. For two extraordinary afternoons, Gypsy of the Year celebrates the talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of shows, historically and affectionately known as "gypsies." More than 200 of them perform original skits, songs, and dances, with awards presented to the best presentation and to the top fundraisers from the preceding six weeks.
This early satirical send-up helped Gilbert and Sullivan chart a new course for modern musical theater. The captain's daughter has caught the eye — and the heart — of two men at once: a lowly sailor and the pompous Sir Joseph Porter. Only a bumbling baby farmer named Little Buttercup can unravel this mess of mistaken identities and mismatched marriages. Filled with infectious tunes and featuring a rousing finale, it's no wonder this classic comedy still makes a modern-day splash!
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!
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.
In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Among the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.
Following a sold-out run at London's Royal Court Theatre and subsequent transfer to the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (The Cripple of Inishmaan) returns to Atlantic Theater Company with his first United States premiere in eight years.
SITI Company, the internationally acclaimed ensemble theater cofounded by famed American director Anne Bogart, showcases Yukio Mishima's mysterious and poetic play Hanjo, directed by SITI co-artistic director Leon Ingulsrud. Hanjo is a timeless tale of love, loneliness, and betrayal in which a young woman's endless waiting for her lover transports her into a state of insanity. Ingulsrud's direction unveils Mishima's story as a bilingual triptych in which the actors rotate through each character role. This brings Noh theater's elegance, expressiveness, and economy together with techniques of contemporary theater, shedding light on identity, gender, language, and ultimately the art of acting.
Hansel and Gretel are brought into the woods and cannot find their way back! A witch lures them into her little house with all kinds of tasty treats. Can clever Gretel trick the witch and get them safely back home?
The Happiest Millionaire, which premiered in 1967, is the last live-action Disney production to be overseen by Walt Disney himself. Containing over 80 minutes of Golden Age Disney music and dance, the score was written by Mary Poppins composers and Disney legends Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman. Set in 1916 Philadelphia, the film is based on the real lives of eccentric Renaissance man, alligator collector, and boxing enthusiast Anthony J. Drexel Biddle and his daughter Cordy, a fiercely independent fighter who, like Disney princesses, wants to discover the world on her own terms.
Now The Happiest Millionaire celebrates its 50th anniversary with a concert benefitting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Multi-Tony Award nominee and celebrated screen actor Dana Ivey (Sunday in the Park With George) stars as Aunt Mary. Also joining the cast is multi-Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers) as well as Lesley Ann Warren (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and Joyce Bulifant (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), who reprise their roles from the movie.
A sexually charged and wickedly funny one-man thriller, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man who leads an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.
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.
Set in Montezuma, Georgia, and New York City in 1941, this new work by Adrienne Kennedy — a multi-Obie Award winner and one of America's greatest living dramatists — is a heartbreaking and nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning, and doomed love. The action, driven by lyrical parallel monologues and a chilling tour through a storeroom of charged images, braids together the indignities of Jim Crow, rising Nazism, sexual hypocrisy, Christopher Marlowe, and the lingering shadow of a terrible crime.
Tony Award winner Bette Midler continues her triumphant performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! through January 14, 2018. On January 20, two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters will step into the role, descend the grand staircase, and cap a six-decades-long career of historic stage successes. Director Jerry Zaks's acclaimed production is the winner of four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival and Best Actress in a Musical (Midler). Don't miss Hello, Dolly!, at the Shubert Theatre!
HERE is an award-winning, boundary-stretching institution. Its 2017-18 lineup features three HERE resident artist world premieres; the world premiere of a production helmed by HERE artistic director Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program, including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist; the sixth annual Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival; and HERE's yearly Culturemart festival, in which HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in the 2017-18 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in HARP and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. For a complete list of shows, click the link below.
For 25 years, City Center's Encores! series has been bringing classic American musicals back to life. City Center is where Chicago, Wonderful Town, and Finian's Rainbow were reborn — but they were just the beginning. Catch a glimpse at the future of Encores! in this original production, a cavalcade of overtures, opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that Encores! hasn't gotten to...yet. Look for Mack & Mabel, Greenwillow, Wildcat, and others of their ilk. The many musical numbers in Hey, Look Me Over! add up to one exciting celebration: Encores! at 25.
It's "Wakes Week" in Hindle; the mill is closed and the workers are idle. Fanny Hawthorn is relaxing at the seashore with a girlfriend when she runs into Alan Jeffcote, the mill owner's son. Alan takes Fanny to a hotel in Wales for a few days of fun, but the fun stops when their parents find out. Should Alan, already engaged to another woman, do the right thing and make an honest woman of Fanny? Or should he do the right thing and stand by his fiancée?
During WWII in Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the U.S. government's orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggles to reconcile his country's betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Gordon begins a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America's triumphs — and a confrontation with its failures.
Hold These Truths is inspired by this true story from a little-known chapter of American history, when civil liberties were under attack, constitutional rights violated, and issues of race hotly debated by a divided country. Joel de la Fuente (Inspector Kido on Amazon's The Man in the High Castle) stars as civil rights pioneer and 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Gordon Hirabayashi.
It's beginning to look a lot like a romantic holiday for a new couple. This season is meant for magical memories and the couple sets out in pursuit of making their first holiday historically special. NYC has a way of changing your plans, and soon they are facing obstacle after obstacle: decorating each other's apartment without permission; dealing with different careers and schedules; or incorrectly answering the question, "Will you move in with me?" Are these events signs to give up, or can they be overcome? Sure to be a favorite perennial holiday tradition, Holly will give you the warm feels and chuckles you deserve during the holidays.
Start a new holiday tradition on Broadway with Home for the Holidays, featuring some of the greatest voices of our time performing contemporary takes on more than 25 perennial favorites. Backed by a kinetic eight-piece rhythm and brass band, traditional carols like "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "O Holy Night" provide heart as they come to life next to radio favorites such as "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)."
A New York premiere written by Tony- and Olivier Award-winning playwright Brian Friel!
In the hot Donegal August of 1878, the fruits of colonialism and the ambiguities of loyalty are tested within the background of impossible love. Christopher Gore, the liberal-minded Anglo-Irish landlord and his son, David, reside at the Lodge with their "chatelaine" Margaret, with whom they are both in love. Christopher's cousin, Dr. Richard Gore, arrives with the intention of pursuing a Darwin-inspired scientific theory: By measuring the craniums of the indigenous Irish, he hopes to crack the genetic code of the indigenes…demonstrating their inferior place in the natural order. Set in the era of the rumblings of violence and uncertainty at the dawn of the Home Rule movement, Brian Friel explores the aftermath of Dr. Gore's experiment as deep animosity is dangerously ignited among the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg.
A best-selling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she's long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have.
Angst-ridden Max and mildly unstable Elanor are soul mates. They have revealed every crazy and embarrassing quirk to each other, which has only brought them closer. However, there is one issue that Max is holding on to. Elanor has discussed her ex-boyfriends with Max. Max hasn't quite mentioned his. Hot Mess proves that sometimes in order to find yourself, you have to get lost.
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.
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.
Swimming pools, twinkly lights, a well-stocked tiki bar, and beach balls welcome the audience to a raucous and utterly zany beach party in The Hypocrites' adaptation of Pirates of Penzance.
The entire audience joins the cast on the stage-beach, immersed in the action alongside sappy pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies, and one very stuffy major general. Directed and adapted by Sean Graney, with book by W.S. Gilbert and music by Arthur Sullivan, The Hypocrites' Pirates is a spunky model of a (post-)modern major musical.
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.
Fiore Barbini makes his NYC cabaret debut in I'm Still Here My Story: The Songs of Leading Ladies. He's an actor, singer, and dancer who's toured with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and A Chorus Line, has regional credits that include The Full Monty, Sunday in the Park With George, Singin' in the Rain, Damn Yankees, George M!, Funny Girl, Hello, Dolly!, and performed in cabaret stagings of Grease, Chicago, and Cabaret. He might also be known by some as his adult entertainment alter ego Hugh Hunter. In his first solo outing, he tells the story of his 31 years in show business with his own twist — the songs he sings to tell that story were originated by his favorite Broadway leading ladies! Songs include "Not a Day Goes By," "Meadowlark," a medley from Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll & Hyde, and Les Misérables, and "I'm Still Here." At 42, Fiore is back in NYC and ready to get back on the boards because in his own words, "I'm still here."
Multi-Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in one of the signal roles in the American theater in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. Washington, fresh off his extraordinary sell-out runs in both Fences and A Raisin in the Sun, comes back to the Main Stem. Multi-Tony winner George C. Wolfe directs this strictly limited engagement.
The year is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom. A four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square, Carnegie Hall is slated for demolition, and entire neighborhoods on Manhattan's West Side are leveled to make room for a new "palace of art." Also, a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds, and anger from the city's elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park.
From Richard Nelson, the creator of the most celebrated family plays of the last decade, comes a drama about a different kind of family — one held together by the belief that the theater and N.Y.C. belong to everyone.
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.
It's the morning after Scrooge's spectral visits, and our hero is determined to celebrate Christmas by throwing a party "just like old Fezziwig!" However, he realizes that he has no idea how to go about the thing, and the libations prove particularly puzzling. Summoning Marley back for some additional help, they depart on another trip through time and space — this time with a capella accompaniment — to mix cocktails past, present, and future under the expert tutelage of three Christmas spirits.
Discover the stories behind our most cherished holiday beverages of days gone by, sample cutting-edge cocktails of holidays yet to come — including frozen rosé and red wine made using liquid nitrogen — and learn how to create today's hottest drinks for your very own seasonal celebrations.
Looking for the quintessential New York City brunch experience? You'll find it at New World Stages in The Imbible: Day Drinking, the latest edition of the hit musical comedy series about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more N.Y.C. than combining brunch with a show in the heart of Manhattan's world-famous theater district? Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends.
Note: A complimentary continental bunch and three craft cocktails are included as part of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy brunch and your first drink. Attendees must be 21 or older.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
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).
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.
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.
The content in the Lombardi Case 1975 is a very realistic look at the underworld on NYC in the mid-1970s. 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.
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.
The International Human Rights Art Festival hosts an evening of music and dance to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This all-female evening highlights issues of concern to women, honoring the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt, chair of the drafting committee.
The evening features:
Rachael Sage: Rachael is a soulful and innovative NYC-based folk-pop singer-songwriter and four-time Independent Music Award winner.
Dancing Georgina Project: performing Deconstructing Venus: A Moving Female Portrait.
Marni Rice: In Search of the Past: Memories of a NY Farm Girl from the 1920's.
Xiomara Evans: The performance combines beautiful dance, theater, and live music to convey a powerful message: "If the drum is a woman, do not abuse your drum."
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.
Intimatics I-III investigates how government structures intimate interactions between individuals and among communities, and how intimate interactions might restructure government. Part I is a meditation on teaching, listening, and the ethics of witness; Part II explores the modes of resistance within an aggressively repressive structure; and Part III offers a pragmatic vision of border crossings — from outside to inside, from one year to the next, from one country to another — that asserts immigration as a central component of intimacy and the process of sharing a life.
Christmas Eve, 1946. George Bailey, the nicest guy in town, may not be around much longer. He's perched suicidally on a bridge. Enter Clarence, George's guardian angel. Clarence shows George what the town would be like if George had never been born.
The beloved Frank Capra movie about sacrifice and redemption in small-town America comes to life in this stage adaptation. Set in a radio station in the 1940s, the poignant drama features six actors portraying 25 characters.
Guitarist Colin Davin is back by popular demand, showcasing the virtuosic abilities of the guitar in the music of the Italian Baroque. Joined by a string quartet, Colin will explore Italian tradition with Baroque jewels such as Vivaldi's Concerto for Guitar, Boccherini's Quintet, and other Baroque marvels.
Four flawed but likable lower-middle-class New Yorkers interact in a touching play about learning how to stay afloat in the deep water of day-to-day living. Laced with cooking classes, swimming lessons, and a smorgasbord of illegal drugs, Jack Goes Boating is a story of date panic, marital meltdown, and the prevailing grace of the human spirit. Written by Bob Glaudini, this revival marks the 10th anniversary of the play's premiere, originally produced and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at LAByrinth Theater.
This play kicks off "The Empathy Initiative," the Seeing Place's yearlong commitment to addressing oppression through the power of theater. With an emphasis on the organic, edgy American style of acting developed by the Group Theatre, TSP allows audiences to experience modern classics with a deeper understanding of how they relate to the struggles we face today. With that, tickets are as low as $15 as a part of TSP's Affordable Theater Initiative, making theater accessible for all.
Jamie deRoy, an award-winning producer, performer, and humanitarian, brings her star-studded holiday show to New York City's famed Birdland venue. Proceeds from the concert will go to people in the cabaret industry with medical needs. Jamie deRoy & Friends is a cabaret series that has been attracting New York audiences for 27 years. In addition to three Tony Awards, deRoy has received eight MAC Awards, four BackStage Bistro Awards, and 11 Telly Awards. DeRoy has also been honored by Theatreworks USA and Primary Stages.
Back by popular demand after last season's sold-out run, Jason Bishop returns with even more tricks (and wry one-liners) up his sleeve. With new acts designed specifically for the New Victory Theater — including a dumbfounding disappearance onstage and an amazing appearance in the audience — Believe in Magic will convert the most cynical of skeptics in this mind-blowing marvel.
Read more about BELIEVE IN MAGIC at NewVictory.org
Celebrate Mardi Gras and the musical culture of New Orleans with children's jazz artists Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards! Backed by a five-piece band, your family can dance along to original tunes alongside some of the greatest songs from Creole folk music, blues, ragtime, jazz, and swing. Come see why this rip-roaring group is soaring up the children's music charts. Join us early for Mardi Gras themed events in our lobby including mask decorating, a photo booth, and our own Rex parade!
Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, offstage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," and "Working My Way Back to You."
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.
The classic play The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe will be performed in a stage-reading version starring actor and opera star David Serero as Barabas. This one-night-only performance will feature Sephardic songs sung by Serero.
The evening is presented by the American Sephardi Federation.
Jikken Dojo is an innovative performing artist troupe from Japan that weaves together elements of hip-hop, breakdance, comedy, and Japanese culture to entertain and stretch the limits of your imagination!
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.
Virtuosity and imagination combine in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow creates a singularly intimate evening. With equal measures of humor and heart, he evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor's craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P. G. Wodehouse.
Discover your sixth sense! Master mentalist Jon Stetson knows what you and your kids are thinking, he really does. This fourth-generation mentalist has spent years reading minds across the nation and worked as the main consultant on the hit CBS show The Mentalist. Your entire family will be amazed by his extreme powers of intuition, and his unique blend of humor and mysticism is sure to leave even the toughest of skeptics slack-jawed in amazement.
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's 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, 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, people against themselves.
The playwright behind this no-holds-barred portrait of Wall Street at its most powerful and dangerous is Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. Tony winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) directs a cast led by Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County). 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.
After extensive research, Junk Shakespeare Society Members have discovered that Shakespeare had a sweet tooth! Society Members put their bodies on the line, eating junk food while attempting to perform a Shakespeare play. Hilarity and mayhem ensue — expect impressions of famous characters, pop culture references, and Pop Rocks! But wait, there's more: Reese's Pieces and Pirate's Booty. Every show differs based on what Society Members are eating.
Acclaimed actor-singer Katharine McPhee makes her Café Carlyle debut with a show composed of timeless jazz standards. Known for her powerhouse presence and showstopping performances, McPhee possesses a voice for the ages. Audiences first fell under the chanteuse's spell during her run on American Idol in 2005. Propelled by the smash "Over It," her 2007 self-titled first album reached No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200. 2010 saw her return with not one but two records — Unbroken and Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You. Simultaneously, she became a force on the big and small screens, costarring, for example, with Debra Messing on Smash.
Kathleen Madigan is one of the most respected comedians of her generation; over her 28-year career, she has performed on nearly every stand-up television show ever made including Leno, Letterman, Conan, and Ferguson. She has won the American Comedy Award for "Best Female Comedian" and the Phyllis Diller award for "Best Female Comedian." Her fifth hour-long special, Bothering Jesus, premiered exclusively on Netflix to rave reviews.
Following last season's sold-out performance, Kayhan Kalhor returns for another stellar evening.
One of today's most exciting and creative artists, Kalhor is a soulful master of the kamancheh, the Persian spiked fiddle and an ambassador for Persian music. Adored worldwide for his enthralling performances, Kalhor is known for his stirring improvisations, exquisite compositions, and extensive collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, Ghazal Ensemble, and orchestras around the world.
LIGHT, Part 44 (Bamboo Forest) and Solo from LIGHT, Part 8
The 2018 Winter Festival opens with legendary Japanese performer Kei Takei, who returns to the United States with her company Moving Earth Orient Sphere for the first time in 17 years, presenting two works supported by the Consulate General of Japan in New York and the Japan-United States Friendship Commission that showcase the choreographer's sustained synthesis of American and Japanese modern dance styles. First is the U.S. premiere of LIGHT, Part 44 (Bamboo Forest) (2015) — a choreographic meditation on sacrifice that depicts the archetypal cycle of life and death through the image of the blossoming of bamboo flowers (which occurs as infrequently as once a century). As the bloom is immediately followed by the death of that generation of bamboo, Takei's performance draws parallels to the human theme of endless sacrifice of tribe, community, and individual to ensure the continuity of future generations.
In A Kind Shot, a 6'1" blonde spitfire, Terri Mateer, tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player in France. Raised by a single hippie mom, an African-American surrogate father stepped in and taught her how to play the game. Being 6'1" in the sixth grade, she's a natural, but dreams of becoming an architect. Terri's unbelievable journey includes playing pro ball, modeling, stripping, designing erotica, and taking lots of shots at life. It's an uplifting, honest, no-holds-barred personal account that illustrates we all need a little bit of kindness.
From Jack Thorne, the acclaimed writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, comes a thrilling theatrical take on an epic modern myth. Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie, with an electrifying new score by Marius de Vries (La La Land) and Eddie Perfect (Strictly Ballroom the Musical), King Kong comes alive through an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry, and stagecraft. Follow an ambitious young actor and a maverick filmmaker as they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the greatest wonder the world has ever seen. At the center of this 21st-century reimagining is a 2,000-pound gorilla brought to life by a team of seamlessly integrated artists and technicians. Don't miss this larger-than-life encounter with a legend that's always been too big to contain.
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!
Music and libretto by Gary S. Fagin Includes world premiere screening of documentary film Guns by Nick Davis
Tackling the impact of gun violence in the United States, The Struggle to Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America is a new musical dramatic work that hauntingly gives voice to those involved in the gun debate — victims and their families, law enforcement and perpetrators, politicians and gun enthusiasts.
The libretto is based on audio, video, and written accounts of those living with the aftermath of gun violence or the loss of a loved one, as well as news reports of mass shootings, recordings of 911 calls, and the gun control debates.
Guns tells the interconnected stories of individuals whose lives have been dramatically affected by guns. Complex and powerful, the film will tell stories that are not as simple as they first appear — stories full of richness, irony, and emotional truth — and in so doing, tells the sweeping story of an Issue that defines our time.
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.
Narrated by Cathy Rigby, Kris Kringle the Musical weaves an original tale for audiences of all ages. Based on one of the most familiar names of holiday folklore, the musical features a young, starry-eyed toymaker, Kris Kringle, who crosses paths with an evil New York City toy company CEO and finds himself wrapped up in a magical curse with the power to destroy Christmas. From the top of the world in the North Pole, Kris Kringle teams up with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the beautiful Evelyn Noel, a band of hilarious apprentices and elves, and magical toys to remind people what Christmas is really about.
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!
La Gota Fria is a new comedic play about cancer inspired by true events.
What is it about cancer that makes people laugh? Nothing, you say? Maybe this new play by Anna Capunay can make you dance, laugh, and think about your choices involving cancer treatments. So let's go back in time to Queens, New York, in the 1990s when you, your family, and your friends were dancing to new and classic salsa, merengue, and Latin pop!
Lady Macbeth and Her Lover, a new play by acclaimed playwright Richard Vetere (One Shot, One Kill) and directed by Michelle Bossy, runs from November 1-19 at the Directors Studio at the Directors Company.
Lady Macbeth and Her Lover tells the tale of three women whose lives are intertwined when two of them make a suicide pact, and one dies while the other goes on to live a successful life. When the daughter of the dead woman connects with the survivor, she demands that she be her literary mentor. Inspired by the lives of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Elizabeth Bishop, Lady Macbeth and Her Lover is a psychological thriller that challenges and feeds the soul.
Relevant to today's anti-refugee, anti-Semitic political climate, Lady of the Castle is set in 1947 after the Holocaust. Is there a young Jewish girl still hidden in the old castle? Based on a true story and Lea Goldberg's Israeli play, Lady of the Castle is a chamber opera about illusion, reality, love, betrayal, death, and hope.
Originally commissioned and presented by Theater for the New City in 1982, Lady of the Castle has enjoyed over 10 productions internationally. It has been staged in New York off-Broadway and at the JCC, on Long Island and in Massachusetts, and in Berlin with support of the Anne Frank Foundation, among others.
Direct from an award-winning run at Washington D.C.'s Capital Fringe Festival, the Wandering Theatre Company presents a bold new staging of a contemporary classic. In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and, over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews, they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.
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.
Renowned Playwright A.R. Gurney graces the Keen stage for a third time! In Later Life, a middle-aged man and woman meet at a cocktail party and ponder beginning the relationship that eluded them 30 years ago. While the pair rediscover each other and themselves, a bevy of delightful guests rally behind them. With poignancy and laughs, this classic Gurney play reminds us of the infinite possibilities in life just waiting to be pursued. A romantic tale of missed connections and hope for new beginnings.
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) returns to Broadway in this original one-man comedic play. In Latin History for Morons, Leguizamo schools his son — and the audience — on the buried history of Latinos in the Americas. Spurred by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Hispanic hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown patriots of the American Revolution and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Maya and Ricky Ricardo into 95 irreverent, uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
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.
San Francisco. 1986. What could Harry, an amiable but lonely retired kosher butcher have in common with Barbara, his young lesbian writing teacher at the senior center? Is it enough to bridge the divide?
by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre Conceived and written by Vít Hořejš Codirected by Hořejš and Matt Cahoon
The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald revisits three 1963 national traumas: the assassinations of President Kennedy, his brother, and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Exploring the shrouded, dense cobwebs of multiple conspiracy theories that attempt to justify these senseless acts, the main protagonists inexorably approach the Grassy Knoll guided by fate as marionettes are powered by their strings.
The 19th season of Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series presents the voices and stories of singers, songwriters, and musicians across a range of genres. From musical theater to Americana to R&B and gospel, these performers chronicle personal journeys, pay tribute to legendary artists, and showcase the breadth of creativity, emotion, and expression found throughout American song. The season opens with Grammy Award winner John Paul White (The Civil Wars) performing his lyric-driven Southern gothic folk. And in March, the series features special evenings with Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy Award-winning songwriter Randy Newman and Rosanne Cash, a four-time Grammy winner, best-selling author, and activist.
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.
Little Red Riding Hood sets out through the forest to bring food to her grandmother. But who is in grandmother's bed when she gets there? Can a little girl in a red cape outfox a big bad wolf? For children 4 and up.
This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars — Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block — will headline four special performances combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of the Great White Way at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presented by Live From Lincoln Center, each evening showcases one of these leading voices of musical theater while illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects.
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.
What happens when emotions come in conflict with principles, and how do choices under pressure define who we really are? The lobby of a Manhattan apartment building is much more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation. It's a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds. A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop, and her unpredictable partner in a play from the 2017 Oscar-winning writer of Manchester by the Sea. Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Cera, and Chris Evans star; Trip Cullman directs.
This world premiere play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Orange Is the New Black) stars Emmy Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Fully Committed, Modern Family). Tony and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon directs.
Log Cabin takes place in a faraway age of hope and inclusivity — in other words, 2015. When a tight-knit circle of married gays and lesbians — comfy in the new mainstream — see themselves through the eyes of their rakish transgender pal, it's clear that the march toward progress is anything but unified. With stinging satire and acute compassion, Harrison's pointed comedy charts the breakdown of empathy that happens when we think our rights are secure, revealing hardened hearts where you'd least expect.
Come and celebrate the story of an ever-changing America with folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary and a cast of young charismatic singers and multi-instrumentalists. This concert version of the acclaimed off-Broadway musical tells the story of American folk from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan and beyond — including the music of Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell, the Byrds, Donovan, Harry Chapin, James Taylor & more, with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen. This inspiring evening of great music includes period costumes, multimedia projections, and sing-a-longs.
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville (Ghosts) reprise their roles in Sir Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of this Eugene O'Neill classic.
After a sold-out run at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival, the New York run of Veronika Gribanova's Lover Lover will be presented with an expanded script, a new director, Derek Nicoletto, and a New York cast.
A lesbian and a straight guy walk into a bar…sounds like a joke, but Lover Lover is a story about heartbreak, identity, sexuality, polyamory, and about the limitations and possibilities of love. It is the story of two lovers that have never met...until tonight. Full of surprises, this site-specific piece is an intimate conversation between strangers in a public space. It unfolds in real time, with the audience seated around this intimate conversation and within the mind of their lover, Ana, who is trying to piece it all together.
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.
Direct from Portugal, Lula Pena is a unique singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a highly individual take on fado. Her deeply emotional songs cross borders from Andalucia to Greece and Sardinia to America. Her deep, commanding, yet sensitive voice blends fado roots with colors of Portuguese folk music, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. Her inventive take on fado and other styles of music has developed a devoted following worldwide, a kind of international secret society whose ranks grow with each of her too rare appearances. Pena's highly acclaimed latest album, Archivo Pittoresco (she only has released three over 20 years) on the Crammed label, was released in 2017.
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.
Luscious Lips is a one-act reality drama exploring the motivation and impact of catcalling, male privilege, and the female experience. Jo, an up and coming journalist, is on her way to work when she's catcalled. Hungry for a story, she decides catcalling will be her next subject. Jo sets out to interview this man and others to better understand why they do it. However, as boundaries are crossed, the subject gets personal, revealing new and vital perspectives beyond the intention of the initial interaction for both parties involved.
Since 1970, Lyrics & Lyricists, the pioneering American Songbook series, has celebrated the work of such songwriters as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, and David Zippel. Performers of their work at this series have included Rob Fisher, Kathleen Marshall, Billy Stritch, John Pizzarelli, Ted Chapin, and Mark Lamos.
David Henry Hwang's modern classic examines the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer. The couple's 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female as well as East and West, all while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit. This remarkable love story, encompassing international espionage and personal betrayal, is based on the real-life love affair between Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu.
For the Tony Award-winning play's first Broadway return, Hwang introduces new material inspired by historical information that has surfaced since the play's 1988 premiere. Julie Taymor (The Lion King) directs a cast that includes Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen (Closer).
Featuring breakout hits such as "Run Away With Me" and "Say the Word," the musical The Mad Ones immerses audiences in the complex inner life of Samantha Brown — a young woman on the brink of change. Sitting in her parent's driveway, Samantha faces a choice: Will she follow in her mother's footsteps or take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path?
Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Hui He and Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica and Luis Chapa alternate as her callous American lover, Pinkerton. Jader Bignamini and Marco Armiliato conduct.
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!
Award-winning comedian Judy Gold joins master illusionist Elliot Zimet in a brand new evening of magic and laughter! She's the funny lady known for her acclaimed HBO, Comedy Central, and Logo network stand-up comedy specials, as well as appearances on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and breakout shows like I'm Dying Up Here, Louie, Broad City, and Search Party. He's the America's Got Talent semifinalist whose innovative approach to magic includes heart-pumping illusions, exotic birds, humor, and today's hottest music. Together, they create a unique evening that will leave you mystified one minute and laughing hysterically the next.
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.
Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O'Hara's audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future — one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment — in which man's capacity to f**k everything up soars to new heights.
Marcel is a poignant two-hander about the collision of clowning and mortality. Jos Houben and Marcello Magni, who starred in Samuel Beckett's Fragments at Theatre for a New Audience, are comic masters and original members of the famed Theatre de Complicité. In Marcel, they play an aging physical comedian and his inscrutable, clipboard-wielding nemesis mysteriously enjoined to test him with a battery of absurd tasks. Slapstick here meets the limits of age.
The Art of Laughter is a comedy about comedy — part performance and part master class — about what makes audiences laugh. Performing in English, Houben dissects everyday life — a baby's first steps, a man falling in a restaurant, the essence of various cheeses — revealing why laughter is at the core of our humanity.
The joys and perils of motherhood, the hovering shadow of infant mortality, and the sting of loneliness and rejection merge as Mary Shelley creates her masterwork, Frankenstein. The creature that Dr. Frankenstein produces, an assemblage of disparate elements, coalesces into a monster with a human soul. His horrific appearance conceals the gentlest heart. Through no fault of his own, he descends into evil. Excerpts from the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, music, and dance are interwoven with Mary Shelley's letters and diaries, creating parallel narratives as both dramas unfold. This production features music by Bach, Liszt, and Schubert.
The toast of 1930s London, Me and My Girl is a delightfully old-fashioned musical about a cockney everyman who wreaks havoc on high society after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hereford. Part music hall frolic, part class-warfare comedy, Noel Gay's infectious score includes "The Lambeth Walk," a dance routine that swept the continent in 1937. In the 1980s, Me and My Girl was revived on both sides of the Atlantic and became a completely unexpected smash all over again. Now, for the first time in nearly 30 years, it's back in New York.
Book your seats…and watch your back! Mean Girls is now a ferociously funny new musical from director Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin), composer Jeff Richmond (30 Rock), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), and book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock).
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naive newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George, duh! But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a queen bee without getting stung.
Produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls gets to the hilarious heart of what it means to be a true friend, a worthy nemesis, and above all, a human being.
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.
It's a hilarious holiday hootenanny this December with Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. Featuring the character Queen Elizabeth loved so much she requested his own spin-off, come watch Falstaff live, learn, laugh, and love in this spectacularly festive performance. With live music that's half-Christmas, half-Mardi Gras, you won't want to miss the action, the antics, and the atmosphere of this HIDden gem.
DCINY celebrates the holiday season with the seventh annual presentation of its version of Handel's Messiah, the Beecham-Goossens 1959 reorchestration for full symphony orchestra. The performance is led by maestro Jonathan Griffith, featuring an international choir made up of singers from three different continents.
Written by Tony Award-nominated playwright and comedy icon Steve Martin, Meteor Shower is a new play starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer in her Broadway debut, Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key (also making his Broadway debut), Tony winner Laura Benanti, and Jeremy Shamos. Jerry Zaks, a multi-Tony winner, directs.
Meteor Shower is set in Ojai, California, on a hot night. Corky (Schumer) and her husband, Norm (Shamos), are having another couple over for dinner. However, Gerald (Key) and Laura (Benanti) aren't looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends. Instead, the two couples find themselves in a marital free-fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky.
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.
Not your typical holiday concert, A Middle Eastern Christmas is a musical voyage inspired by Amine J. Hachem's life journey. Hachem grew up in Lebanon and the United States, and came of age in Europe and the Middle East. In addition to Christmas favorites, Hachem surveys his early musical influences, ranging from great operatic tenors to rock icons. The eclectic program features operatic arias and popular hits interpreted through Hachem's unique Franco-Arabic perspective. Accompanied by Brian Holman and supporting musicians, Hachem blends elements of Latin, Jazz, American pop, European classical, Russian folk, and traditional Arabic music.
A beat for every brushstroke, Step Afrika! brings to life Jacob Lawrence's The Migration Series, a landmark collection of paintings about the largest demographic transformation in United States history. Fusing body percussion, tap, and contemporary dance with live gospel, jazz, and blues, the world's first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping uses uniquely American art forms to tell this uniquely American story. Experience the journey of the millions of African-Americans who moved from the rural South to the urban North to rebuild their lives in this powerful, polyrhythmic performance.
Read more about THE MIGRATION at NewVictory.org
It's 1988, and the planning committee for Garrison High School's ninth annual Miles for Mary Telethon is fired up and ready to go. Across subcommittee sessions in the phys-ed teachers' lounge, The Mad Ones assemble an analog elegy to the camcorder 1980s, girls' track and field, and the consecrated American high school. Wunderkind Lila Neugebauer directs this play, which ran to critical acclaim at the Bushwick Starr in 2016.
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.
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.
Miss You Like Hell is a new musical by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes and genre-bending singer-songwriter Erin McKeown. Multi-Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega plays Beatriz, a flawed mom to 16-year-old Olivia and an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation. After living estranged from each other for years, the pair embark on a road trip that crosses state lines. Together they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths in this show with vast heart and fierce humor. Obie Award-winning director Lear deBessonet and choreographer Danny Mefford stage this transcendent work with music that may just find your soul and never leave.
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.
Mimi and Louise like Charlotte's drugs…too much. Charlotte likes her toy boy Perry…too much. Charlotte is Mimi and Louise's mother. A struggle for survival ensues in this twisted family saga.
The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker's dozen of Mother Goose characters leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-at-heart. Your children will be able to meet all of their favorite Mother Goose characters including the three blind mice, Little Bo Peep, Jack and Jill, and the three-legged goose herself.
A series of new choreography that features all male dancers. Curated by Doug Post.
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.
DCINY honors U.K. composer Sir Karl Jenkins with an evening comprised of both new and lauded compositions by the honoree. The program includes Sing! The Music was Given, a new work commissioned for DCINY's 10th anniversary, and The Armed Man, which is presented with film. The performance is conducted by Jonathan Griffith, DCINY artistic director and principal conductor, and features Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.
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!
In the New Mexican desert, on the night before his murder, Billy the Kid is restless and alone. As he reflects on the relationships that have informed his life, he conjures his mother, his lover, Sheriff Pat Garrett, and the man he thinks might be his father. Through memories, visions and feverish dreams, he confronts each of them. As he gains real insight into their lives and struggles, he discovers how he went from being a normal kid in New York City to being the notorious gunfighter Billy the Kid. At sunrise, he Must face Garrett with this newfound understanding of life, purpose, and infamy.
Following their sold-out run of Abigail's Party last fall, the Barrow Group Theatre Company and the Pond Theatre Company present the New York premiere of Muswell Hill by Torben Betts. Set in a leafy north London suburb, this black comedy chronicles an evening in which friends gather over dinner, discussing their day-to-day worries while halfway around the world a natural disaster is occurring. Betts is a multi-award-winning British playwright, described by Alan Ayckbourn as "one of the most exciting theater writing talents I have come across in many a year."
I'm like a living comic book. I create drawings as receptacles for my anxiety; I get anxious that people won't get it, so I have to perform with the drawings to make sure my anxiety is properly represented. It's an endless cycle. And you get to watch it happen. ~ This performance features the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche intertwined with a contemporary story of first love gone awry, all written in rhyming couplets and prose. The boundaries between both stories shift and disappear, revealing striking parallels relevant to the complexities of modern relationships.
Called funny, profane, and totally larger than life, Joe Moffa and Eric Tartaglione are those "only in New York" characters that would have had to be dreamed up if they didn't already exist. Famed for their work in the hit off-Broadway show Shut Up Sit Down & Eat, this duo is now taking the stage for an afternoon of hysterical dysfunction in Welcome to My Big Fat Dysfunctional Life. These two guys meet up at a ball game by mistake and their personalities hit a grand slam of funny.
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."
Choreographer Stefanie Nelson presents the NYC premiere of her work A My Name Is..., an exploration of memory and forgetting inspired by the choreographer's personal encounter with a family member's dementia. Employing a cast of four dancers and a multidisciplinary team of international collaborators, the work focuses on the phenomenon of gravity (both physical and metaphoric) as well as repetition and disappearance. Nelson builds a gestural vocabulary for the piece the same way as one's language skills develop and disintegrate over time and uses it to reflect upon memory and forgetting, aging and loss. The special adviser for the project is David Shenk, a bestselling author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic. Developed in residency in Italy, the work features stop-motion video by Elisa D'Amico (Italy), original music by composers Sahand Rahbar (Iran/Canada) and Jonah Kreitner (U.S.), with set and light design by Solomon Weisbard (U.S.).
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.
From the dynamic rhythms of West Side Story to the brashness of sailors on leave in On the Town and the sweet duets of New York newcomers in Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's Broadway musicals ran the gamut. The New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve celebration toasts the composer's 100th birthday with musical favorites, led by the engaging conductor and raconteur Bramwell Tovey. New Year's Eve: Bernstein on Broadway features vocalists and Broadway bigwigs Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes, and Aaron Tveit. The concert is to be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center.
Make plans now to join New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' artistic director Albert Bergeret and his talented and fun-loving crew for their annual New Year's Eve champagne gala performance of favorite Gilbert & Sullivan scenes, songs, parodies, overtures, and the ever-popular-tour-de-force challenge — audience requests performed impromptu with full orchestra. Toast the new year at intermission and be off home or to another party before midnight!
New York Broadway Tours, combining the rich history of New York's musical theatre scene with real New York actors who are also professional licensed tour guides!
New York Broadway Tours is a unique experience! These gifted actors, singers, dancers have a passion for sharing their love of the stage and the city with you! Think of the tour as the equivalent to an interactive walking, talking, singing Broadway show where YOU get the chance to be a STAR!
It's great for kids of all ages and definitely a Broadway show you will never forget.
The New York Pops honors prolific composer Alan Menken at its 35th birthday gala. The celebratory concert features some of Menken's most beloved compositions, which the New York Pops performs under the music direction of Steven Reineke and with the help of a starry lineup of guest artists. Menken is well known for his musical contributions to works for stage and screen, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Newsies. Following the concert is a black-tie dinner and dance at New York's Mandarin Oriental hotel. Proceeds from this gala will support the New York Pops's PopsEd music education programs.
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.
New York Stage and Film's annual Winter Gala will honor Tina Fey and founder and C.E.O. of Audible, Inc., Don Katz. The Winter Gala, a fundraising event to support New York Stage and Film's year-round theater and film development initiatives will be held on Tuesday, December 5.
"To say we are thrilled by this year's gala honorees is an absolute understatement," said artistic director Johanna Pfaelzer. "Tina is a leading voice in American comedy, from her film and television work, to her upcoming Broadway debut with the Mean Girls musical. And we are so excited to honor Don, who has been a pioneer in the world of audio entertainment, and is currently providing vital support for playwrights through Audible's recent expansion into the theater world."
The evening includes cocktails, an auction, dinner, and entertainment from special guests in honor of Tina Fey and Don Katz.
Love movies? Love the people who love them too? You'll find plenty of both at The New York Times Film Club. The club offers members tickets to their choice of 12 new preview screenings from among dozens presented annually.
Enjoy the Ride TM-With a guide! The only harbor cruise that lets you hop off, explore, then hop on again! Take an express trip from West 44th St. to Battery Park, then to South Street Seaport and across the East River to Brooklyn's DUMBO Fulton Ferry Landing-then back up to West 44th St.! Get amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge and visit New York's bustling waterfront neighborhoods along our guided tour! Additionally you can package your Hop-On/Hop-Off cruise with a visit to the national September 11 Memorial. As the select transportation partner of the 9/11 Memorial, free Memorial Visitor passes are offered with the purchase of a select Hop-On/Hop-Off Combo ticket. The timed visitor passes allow passengers to plan their visit to the 9/11 Memorial at a select time that coordinates with a designated boat departure. *Good for up to 4 people
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.
Niño de Elche is a cantaor, a singer of flamenco, but not as we know it. He is a multidisciplinary artist and contemporary deconstructionist who combines flamenco singing and toque with performance art, poetry, improvisation, minimalism, singer-songwriting, rock, and electronics.
His latest, yet-untitled piece is informed by a wide breadth of Spanish musical styles and poetry such as classical zarzuela pieces, versions of Federico García Lorca's songs (such as the well-known "¡Ay, Carmela!"), the fandangos of Helios Gómez, the caracoles of Valcárcel Medina, and will include flamenco guitar, piano, synthesizers, and electronica.
The Fourth Light Project, the newest program of the highly acclaimed Persian-Middle Eastern-Indian electroacoustic supergroup Niyaz, is an immersive multimedia experience that combines live music and sacred whirling dance with interactive technologies and advanced projection and body-mapping techniques to create a dazzling visual spectacle. Niyaz, comprised of sublime vocalist-composer Azam Ali and multi-instrumentalist and composer Loga Ramin Torkian, seamlessly blends ancient Sufi poetry and folk songs from the Middle East to India, with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics.
Following a critically acclaimed engagement in 2016, No-No Boy returns for a limited run that aligns with the Day of Remembrance. Set after World War Two as Japanese-Americans return to the West Coast, the play tracks draft-resister Ichiro Yamada following his release from prison. He struggles to come to terms with the consequences of his choices while other members of his community try to get back on their feet after a war that has uprooted them all. Ron Nakahara directs this drama adapted by Ken Naraski from John Okada's groundbreaking novel.
"Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list," declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini's masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma's unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar's evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.
Company XIV, which fuses dance, theater, circus, opera, burlesque, and decadent design to create one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences, has announced the return of their critically acclaimed, hit holiday show, Nutcracker Rouge, a reimagining of the beloved Nutcracker tale told with erotic, sensual and opulent flair.
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Pass on a classic holiday tradition to your family with the State Ballet Theatre of Russia's traditional staging of the perennial classic The Nutcracker. This full-scale production is set to the classic Tchaikovsky score and tells the tale of a nutcracker prince and the young girl who loves him as they journey up the Christmas tree to the magical land of sweets. With a lavish set, stunning costumes, dancing snowflakes, and marching toy soldiers, this ballet offers all the holiday magic of Christmases past.
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)
Set in South Central Los Angeles, Luis Alfaro's Oedipus El Rey is an electrifying new take on Sophocles's classic tragedy. Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he's spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped — by desperation or fate, history or violence — no one man can change his story alone. Love, family, and belief collide in this chilling new play that asks, "What's fate, and what's just the system?"
Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether or not he's a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to meet her during her office hours. But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that "good" versus "bad" is nothing more than a convenient illusion and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: that for the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed. Neel Keller directs this taut new drama by playwright Julia Cho.
Sparks fly in a 1943 Harlem tenement between 55-year-old spinster, Elizabeth Borny (Pauletta Pearson Washington), and her skeptical sister, Quilly McGrath (Denise Burse), when Husband Witherspoon (Warner Miller), a handsome young Great Migrator, arrives on their doorstep. Husband's quest to find his long-lost love, Lou Bessie (Maechi Aharanwa), is thwarted when he finds an unexpected new romance with an Old Settler.
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
What do you get when you combine some of the best vocalists in New York with world-class improvisers? You get a brand new type of show, where a new musical is created each night...On the Spot.
Tony Award winner Lea Salonga returns to Broadway in Once on This Island, a Broadway musical from the Tony-winning writers of Anastasia and Ragtime.
Once on This Island is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods — Erzulie (Salonga), Asaka (Alex Newell of Glee), Papa Ge (Merle Dandridge, Greenleaf), and Agwe (Quentin Earl Darrington, Cats) — on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms, and dance, Once on This Island comes to vibrant life in a striking production by Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (the Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown. The show transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.
New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2017-18 Once Upon a Ballet series. Based on beloved children's stories, these one-hour ballets are the perfect way to introduce children to the wonderful worlds of dance, music, visual art, and literature. In the intimate setting of Florence Gould Hall, audiences truly become part of the action!
What if Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Martin Luther King Jr. shared the stage for the first time? What if Frederick Douglass attended a town hall meeting with Ronald Reagan and Julia Child? This theatrical journey celebrates the stories of the United States's diverse unsung heroines and heroes who built the country's foundation and created a better way of life, including social and financial freedoms that were unthinkable two centuries ago. One Nation, One Mission, One Promise incorporates historical stories and interweaves them with the stories of today. The past and the present magically meet and inspire everyone to better our future.
The fun-loving producers behind the MAC Award-winning show Operation Opera are presenting a holiday version that offers the audience a few Christmas carols to sing along with, as well as the usual arias and irony.
The Operation Opera Christmas Spectacular is a live acoustic presentation featuring an array of instruments not usually linked with opera, including ukulele, banjo, guitar, trombone, accordion, kazoo, puppets, cookies, and a disco ball. This journey of music and mayhem will leave audience members feeling like a kid again as it sprinkles a breath of fresh air into the Christmas season.
Drawing from Jungian psychology, the vernacular of country music, Wagner's concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, and the imagery of Butoh, German Expressionism, and Bauhaus, The Origin of Irrevery is a staged explanation of a psychological odyssey. It centers around SHE, a frowning misfit in a world run by THEM. SHE is surrounded by THEM: smiling, normal, and growing increasingly more uncomfortable by HER inability to smile along as well. We meet HER at the end of a silent, personal war with THEM and witness HER subconscious on the brink of confrontation. This confrontation and the eventual construction and deconstruction of The Mask, a visage developed to impress THEM and conceal HER true nature, is guided by IRREVERY.
Multi-Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in The Originalist. When a bright, liberal Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation's highest court?
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.
Oy Vey in a Manger has been described as a ribald, ridiculous, raunchy, and decidedly R-rated romp through the best and worst of Christmas. Crisis arise, secrets are revealed, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface, and mayhem ensues — all in the Kinsey Sicks four-part harmony.
Choreography by Anne Holck Ekenes, Pia Holden, and Hélène Blackburn Composed by Sverre Indris Joner Lighting design by Joakim Brink Dramaturg: Kjell Moberg
Set to a live score by Norwegian musician and composer Sverre Indris Joner, Lullaby is a thought-provoking, contemporary metaphor of current international politics. Three young, dynamic, and committed male dancers take a journey through friendship, rivalry, and raw masculinity juxtaposed with the melodies of lullabies. Panta Rei, from Oslo, Norway, is known for their fast-paced, colorful, and theatrical choreography.
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.
Uma Thurman stars in The Parisian Woman, a new play written by Academy Award and Emmy nominee Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
The Parisian Woman is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe (Uma Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage, and an uncertain future. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher.
You're invited to a party that's full of surprises. Watch careful plans get upended when a young woman's mother brings her own food to her daughter's party — and the "right" person to be her daughter's new best friend. They put on their "party faces" and hope for the best — but when facades crack, secrets spill. Laughter roars as their revelry leads to revelations in this new comedy starring Academy Award-winning actor Hayley Mills (The Parent Trap).
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.