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For the 15th year in a row, producer Scott Siegel presents an all-star cast singing famous Broadway show tunes as they were originally performed on the Great White Way: without amplification! Come hear some of today's bright Broadway stars: Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block, Emily Skinner, and Max Von Essen will all rattle the rafters without any help from a soundboard. So will Tony honoree Ben Davis, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita, Olivier nominee Kyle Scatliffe, and others.
In memory of its namesake, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. This gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. This year, stage and film actress Judith Light (Other Desert Cities) will receive the 17th Monte Cristo Award. A dinner will be held in her honor, followed by a special program hosted by O'Neill Executive Director Preston Whiteway and an award presentation by director and O'Neill alumnus Thomas Kail.
What happens when society crumbles? 1917-2017: Tychyna, Zhadan, and the Dogs is a reminder to reflect on our past as we contemplate our ways forward. The show is filled with music and poetry transformed into scenes, action, and projections. Is there a ray of hope? 1917-2017 is based on poetry by Pavlo Tychyna and Serhiy Zhadan as well as songs by the rock group Zhadan and the Dogs.
Following four wildly successful U.K. runs, the new stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece comes to New York. One of the most widely referenced and best-known fiction titles of all time, 1984 has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 65 languages. Now Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have adapted this iconic novel for the theater.
Ben Platt, currently starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen, will host the ninth annual Jimmy Awards ceremony. The Jimmys are also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Over 70 high school students from across the United States will compete for the Jimmy for best performance by an actor and actress at this presentation. The talent showcase will feature ensemble as well as solo performances.
The Tony Awards honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. The awards have a tradition, dating back to 1997, of taking place at Radio City Music Hall. The show was held there every year since then until 2010 — except when the music hall underwent renovations in 1999 — and again from 2013 to 2015. This year the awards return once again to their historic venue. They are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
At this gala benefit, Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning set and costume designer Tony Walton will receive the 2017 Urban Stages Lifetime Achievement Award from Urban Stages' board of directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill. Presenting the award will be Broadway, television, and film star Melissa Errico (My Fair Lady). The evening will include cocktails, gondola rides in scenic Central Park, and a special performance by Errico. This year, Christie's will serve as auctioneer for Urban Stages' exclusive live auction, which includes luxury vacations, golf adventures, and hard-to-get theater tickets. The fundraiser will benefit Urban Stages' season of developing and producing new plays and musicals as well as its celebrated Outreach Program, which brings over 25 different programs to libraries and schools in all five boroughs of New York City.
The 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition is a fundraising showcase of Broadway's best performers and handcrafted bonnets. Its proceeds benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. During the event, performers from Broadway, off-Broadway, and national touring companies share original skits, songs, dances, and their own bonnet designs. Awards are given to the best presentation and the best bonnet design.
The Lucille Lortel Awards recognize excellence in off-Broadway theater by honoring the contribution of artists in that community. Among the special honors to be presented this year is the Lifetime Achievement Award, which will go to costume designer William Ivey Long. A multiple Lortel Award nominee, Long is also a 15-time Tony Award nominee and 6-time winner. Lynn Nottage, another honoree, will get her name added to the famed Playwrights' Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose plays have been nominated for multiple Lortel Awards. Among them is Ruined, which received the 2009 Lortel Award for outstanding play. Theater executive Harold Wolpert will be honored with the Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award. Mr. Wolpert recently stepped down from his post as managing director of the Roundabout Theatre Company after 11 years. During his career, he led all management, finance, administration, production, marketing, operations, and labor relations for some of the largest and most recognized not-for-profit theatre companies in the country. These three honorees will receive their awards at a ceremony that members of the public may attend.
The 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays is a biennial festival series of brand-new plays from emerging playwrights. Inspired by the format in which Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill honed their craft, Ensemble Studio Theatre held the first such marathon in 1977 and has since premiered work by David Mamet, Tina Howe, Julia Cho, Qui Nguyen, John Guare, and more.
The Obie Awards were created in the 1950s to encourage the burgeoning Off Broadway theater movement and to acknowledge its achievements. The Obies are structured with informal categories to recognize artists and productions worthy of distinction in each theatrical year. Judges for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards include columnist and longtime Chair of the Obie Judges Michael Feingold, Obie and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, theater critic Melissa Rose Bernardo, Obie-winning actress J. Smith Cameron, Obie-winning actor-singer Darius de Haas, theater critic Miriam Felton-Dansky, and Obie-winning actress Daphne Rubin-Vega. Obie and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria will return as the ceremony's host for the third consecutive year.
First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, the Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatrical awards chosen by the entire theater community — specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and off-Broadway productions. The membership includes award-winning actors, designers, directors, playwrights, producers, industry veterans, critics, and dedicated audiences from across the nation. The awards ceremony consists of a nominees' cocktail reception, luncheon, and awards presentation.
New York City's finest improvisers join forces with the city's finest poets in a unique format: part comedy, part poetry, part theater, part UNPREDICTABILITY. It all begins with an exquisite corpse (aka poem) written collaboratively by the audience. After that the improvisers delve in, building a world around the themes and imagery of the poem, populating it with a cast of characters who are funny, tragic, and in between. Fueling the proceedings is the work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the world. (Among the cast are performers and poets featured on This American Life, the Onion, and Chicago's Second City.) The whole shebang ends with the performance of a poem inspired by the show and written on the spot.
The Abrons Arts Center is an Obie Award-winning performing and visual arts program. It supports the creation and presentation of innovative, multidisciplinary work. Exhibit A? The center's spring season of boundary-pushing theater, dance, and performance, including the following:
- the eighth annual American Realness festival (January 5-15)
- the 2017 OpenICE season, featuring an array of chamber, electro-acoustic, improvisatory, and multimedia work (January 23, March 3-5)
- Dutch choreographer Jan Martens' Sweat Baby Sweat, which covers the lifetime of one man and one woman in one hour (January 27 and 28)
- a return of Richard Maxwell's acclaimed Good Samaritans, presented by New York City Players (February 8-March 4)
- Your Hair Looked Great, a series of motivational speeches and TED-style talks that asks us what defines the good life and how we define success (February 9-25)
- Real Talk / Kip Talk, a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, hosted by Kippy Winston (February 25 and April 15)
- The Terrifying, a premiere from Minor Theater, which brings horror movies to live theater and experiments with sound, darkness, silence, and suspense (March 12-April 2)
- Aynsley Vandenbroucke, who uses experimental literary devices to create a series of live, three-dimensional essays
- Mourning Becomes Electra, continuing Target Margin Theater's two-season exploration of Eugene O'Neill (April 26-May 20)
- Keen (Part 2), an exploration of that which we avoid: the contours of grief (June 1-11)
- the premiere of Raw Bacon from Poland, from 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Christina Masciotti (June 1-17)
- Dylan Crossman's dance piece Here We Are, which uses movement and an electronic soundscape to explore the concept of humanity within formalism (June 15-17)
The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's videotapes hidden in a bedroom closet. The boy subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife-to-be and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality.
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, videos, and off-color fantasies while you roll in the aisles. However, it's not all laughs in this layered show, which ends on a touching moment of redemption as he struggles to find true love and perspective through real-life relationships.
So come have some good dirty fun with The Accidental Pervert! Oh, and leave the little ones home. The show has mature themes and is meant for audience members over 16.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1,000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York!
• Award-winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner of a 2013 Best Comedy Award in Panama City, Panama!
Amber and Tom are freshmen at Princeton University, where their experiences so far have only two things in common: drunken parties and a desire to fit in. But when they meet, their common experience becomes anything but, and their moral mettle is put to the test. Lileana Blain-Cruz directs Anna Ziegler's deeply felt and relevant play about intimacy and responsibility, power and provocation, privilege, and protocol.
A swinging, rip-roaring musical tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance, Ain't Misbehavin' opened on Broadway in 1978 as a musical revue of jazz legend Fats Waller's popular songbook, was nominated for numerous awards, and won the 1978 Tony for Best Musical.
The Tony Award-winning hit!
Disney's smash-hit movie Aladdin finally makes its way to the Broadway stage! Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) and featuring the classic Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice score with songs like "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," Aladdin will use a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Aladdin is sure to bring joy and laughter to the whole family!
Alive! is a healing journey about the transformative power of song in the lives of people born before the internet became king. Weaving the testimonies of everyday people into a fabric of triumph, Alive! lifts ordinary people who have lived extraordinary lives and stand strong at 55+ to tell their stories to another generation with the wisdom only age can deliver. This show is not only about overcoming; it is a jamming celebration of the soundtrack of that generation's life that blends gospel, jazz, R&B, doo-wop, and pop music to produce a playlist that audience members will never want to skip.
Responding to current events almost as they happen, this revealing new work takes audiences into the fierce fight between Senate Republicans and Democrats over the key cabinet members who will shape the Trump administration's policy on everything from Russia to civil rights, healthcare to climate change. Riveting documentary theater, All the President's Men? Scenes From the Senate Confirmation Hearings of President Trump's Cabinet is composed of verbatim testimony from the nomination hearings of the most powerful of these cabinet appointees: Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil, who was nominated for Secretary of State; Jeff Sessions, a leading campaigner for the president and now his chief law officer; Dr. Tom Price, a strident critic of Obamacare and nominee for Health Secretary; and Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic nominated as Director of the Environmental Protection Agency. Subjected to tough and relentless cross-examination, each man was questioned forensically about his ethics, beliefs, and political philosophies. Each had to fend off accusations ranging from corruption to deceit to racism. What they said — and what they didn't — gives vital insight into the future policies and direction of a Trump presidency as well as America itself.
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.
Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo returns to Broadway in Amélie, a new musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film. Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small yet surprising acts of kindness that bring joy to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she'll have to risk everything and say what's in her heart. Come be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner. In these uncertain times, Amélie is someone to believe in.
Amélie is directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). The musical has a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony nominee Craig Lucas (The Light in the Piazza) and an original score by Daniel Messé and Nathan Tysen.
Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein's prescient play An American Daughter returns to New York for a one-night-only benefit reading directed by Emmy, Golden Globe, and Academy Award winner Christine Lahti. All proceeds will benefit She Should Run, a nonprofit organization that encourages girls and women to pursue public leadership.
A prophetic reflection of the modern political era, Wasserstein's An American Daughter follows Lyssa Dent Hughes, an accomplished doctor and the president's newly named nominee for surgeon general. While her confirmation at first seems inevitable, Lyssa is stunned when the vetting of her past leads to a scandal that threatens to derail her future.
The reading will star Golden Globe winner Keri Russell as Lyssa, alongside Tony winner Julie White, multi-Tony nominees Jonathan Groff and Victor Garber, Tony nominee Raúl Esparza, Emmy nominees Hugh Dancy and Zoe Kazan, and Obie winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine.
An evening of social justice as seen through the word of the playwright and lens of the camera with Stop and Frisk, Matthew Widman's play about the consequences of one of our nation's most contentious policing tactics and Is Anybody Listening?, Paula Caplan's powerful documentary about a woman's journey connecting with the plight of veterans. Other films will be shown that evening.
After their father's death, two unhinged siblings reunite with Amy, their movie-loving sister who has Down syndrome. Together they careen down the Long Island Expressway, navigating strip malls, traffic jams, and some serious (and not-so-serious) family drama. An unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives...and the fact that Amy may be the only one who knows her own mind. Written by Lindsey Ferrentino, who made her New York debut at Roundabout Theatre with Ugly Lies the Bone, and directed by Scott Ellis (The Elephant Man), Amy and the Orphans is a rollicking ride that proves it's never too late to follow a new road.
Amy Surratt's First and Last (Show) celebrates the struggle to come back to something you never really had. This first and final bio-mythography is told by the fictionally famous "Amy Surratt," a former reality TV child star, as she gives her debut theatrical swan song. Surratt's own genuine Appalachian roots emerge through the joining of poetic narrative, cultural pageantry, true stories, and good ol' down-home lying. Beauty pageants, burnouts, and unfinished business combine in this tragicomic exploration of fractured identities and origins. Don't worry, though — there are enough mason jars, bluegrass jams, rusted cars, and Southern-fried metatheatrics for everyone.
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway musical Ragtime, Anastasia takes audiences through the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. Anya, a brave young woman, sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, she enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to find her home, love, and family.
Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Fellow Tony winner Darko Tresnjak directs.
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little is an often biting and occasionally touching black comedy that centers on the lives of the three Reardon sisters, whose father abandoned the family long ago and whose mother has recently passed away. The sisters, now adults and all working in the New York City public school system, have come to a crossroads — the youngest sister, having barely survived a scandalous incident at school, has suffered a nervous breakdown. When the married sister comes back to the childhood apartment, the two unmarried sisters now share in an effort to commit her to an institution, and the built-up resentments of the last decade are pushed to the forefront. Should Anna be committed? Is it in her best interest, or is it just easier for Ceil if she doesn't have to care for Anna? Is it selfish of Catherine to want to keep her at home? Who is strongest in this fight of wills — and does Catherine really need another cocktail?
Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. Indeed, each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins, and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.
And Then There Were None is one of Agatha Christie's darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension keep audiences guessing to the very end.
Henry Naylor returns to this year's Brits Off Broadway festival with a double bill of provocative theater. Angel is inspired by the story of a modern legend: a female sniper who struck fear into the hearts of jihadists and held ISIS in check for over a year in war-torn Syria. Echoes, back by popular demand after its too-short, sellout run last year, tells the parallel stories of two women born 175 years apart: a Victorian pioneer who wants to build an empire and a present-day Islamic schoolgirl who wants to build a caliphate. These two staggering stories continue to haunt audiences long after the curtain goes down.
Angels Among Us highlights the journey of 9 characters living through the worst days of their lives, but little do they know that everything happens for a reason... even if they don't quite see any hope just YET.
Presented in a series of 4 coherent and connected vignettes, our characters learn that sometimes they have to get through absolute devastation in order to experience the divinity and joy in their lives. As they learn to overcome their fears and let go of what they can't control, they might just be able to connect with a higher part of themselves and find understanding, peace, and happiness...
This play explores the complicated nature of the human experience and the struggles we all face through having to feel our pain, joy, growth, fear, and surrender, while having to evolve and face our mortality...
Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career. So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls…? Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. Animal is a darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.
Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker returns for the second production of her Signature Theatre residency with a world premiere play directed by Lila Neugebauer. The Antipodes follows John, her insightful, funny, and mysterious first play at Signature, which sold out an extended run and appeared on the Top 10 lists of the New York Times, New York, and Time, among others.
Arlington, by Tony Award-winning Irish playwright and director Enda Walsh, is making its American debut. The play is simultaneously Walsh's most personal and most politically inspired work to date. In a new world order, Isla sits and waits in a waiting room. A man watches her, documents her every move, and pulls her dreams from her. Today someone will die, and everything will be different from now on. Against this terrifying backdrop, Arlington dares to imagine that the individual might somehow survive — and that there is still a place for love.
In celebration of the Down Town Glee Club's 90th anniversary, this concert will take a musical tour of the world, honoring the diversity and richness of its abundant cultures, and the rhythms and influence they've contributed to the world of song and the human spirit. Throughout its nine decades, the Down Town Glee Club has promoted brotherhood through music with its continued spirit of inclusion, love, and tolerance, regardless of race, creed, or religion. It's a quality the club is proud of and intends to continue for the next 90 years and beyond.
The show features the following:
- A diverse concert of songs from around the world, guest artists, and a live band!
- A free catered reception afterward, replete with food and desserts representing various countries!
- Door prizes, as well as a chance to participate in a 50-50 cash raffle and gift auction!
Note: Raffle participants must be 18 or older.
The Artificial Jungle is a classic from the canon of Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company. Pulling from works as diverse as Double Indemnity and Thérèse Raquin, this RTC classic is a film noir story of love, murder, and piranha fish!
The Public Theater kicks off its 2017-18 season with a free Public Works musical reworking of As You Like It, adapted by director Laurie Woolery and composer-lyricist Shaina Taub. Two hundred community members and professional actors perform together in this immersive dreamlike tale of faithful friends, feuding families, and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and his niece Celia escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amid the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars.
A carnival ride through the history of political violence, Sondheim and Weidman's 1990 musical Assassins looks right into the heart of American anger, providing a series of showstoppers for a gallery of U.S. presidential assassins ranging from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald to Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.
The Assignment is an original play about an English professor who is shaken when a student's personal essay reopens long-buried wounds. The play explores the long-term emotional toll of violence as well as the struggle to forgive others and ourselves.
Three volunteers — Sol, Sorcha, and Tallulah — are on their way to Mars and doomed to die. Inspired by the Mars One mission, which will send humans to settle a colony on the red planet, Astronauts Wanted is a deeply poetic nonlinear narrative that questions the very essence of what it means to be human.
This new production of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo, directed by Lila Neugebauer (Everybody), honors Albee, who passed away in 2016. In Act 1, "Homelife," we meet Peter and his wife, who live a comfortable but vaguely unhappy bourgeois existence; in the second act, the classic "The Zoo Story," Peter is forever altered by an oddly persistent stranger in Central Park. With jolts of brutality and Albee's signature dark humor, this seminal play explores both the love and the cruelty that we inflict on each other every day.
When the soul of Elvis returns to Earth and inhabits the body of the most famous rock star in history, he tells his disciples that to bring peace to the planet we must all unite as one — and to do that the entire human race must impersonate Elvis. Satirizing everything from idol worship to people who have experienced actual healing by their faith in Elvis, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators makes audiences howl (like a canine) as it converts them to Hound Dog, the new religion of peace.
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.
Ben Rimalower brings back his acclaimed long-running solo plays, Patti Issues (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and Bad With Money (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life).
This show begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies, along with the unwitting audience, gather for a support group meeting. The action soon shifts to Frankfurt Airport, where a mysterious Iraqi defector claims he built secret Iraqi bio-weapons labs. At CIA headquarters, other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections, and unremitting boredom when a fax arrives from Germany — and with it a golden opportunity. If the defector's story holds up, it will be the ticket out of the basement and into a corner office. It's all fun and games until a looming cataclysm changes everything.
Bushwick was called home by locals long before any magazine called it hip. Bamboo in Bushwick explores gentrification in this suddenly trendy neighborhood from divergent angles.
As a group of old friends gather for a round of dominoes, outside forces converge on their street corner. In an alternate reality inspired by the psychedelic murals that have taken over many walls in the neighborhood, a turf war breaks out on the icy tundra. Is there room in Brooklyn for both penguins and polar bears?
When your community is threatened, every block is worth fighting for.
Bamboo in Bushwick is part of Working Theater's Five Boroughs / One City Initiative. The play was developed in partnership with Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council (RBSCC) and with members of Bushwick Salvation Army Community Center, El Puente Bushwick, Make the Road New York, and the general Bushwick community.
BAMcafé Live is a free weekly performance series, featuring a mix of live music in a bar and lounge space. Performances span jazz, R&B, Afro-pop, Latin, rock, experimental music, and spoken-word poetry. Duncan Sheik, Billy Martin, Survival Soundz, Tracie Morris, and Carl Hancock Rux are among the series' alums.
Bandstand brings the swing-fueled, against-all-odds story of singer-songwriter Donny Novitski and his band of mismatched fellow vets brilliantly to the stage.
When a national contest to find America's next music sensation offers a chance at fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his boys into fighting shape. Teaming up with a beautiful young war widow as their singer and playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they will risk everything to redefine the meaning of victory and sing truth to power.
Directed and choreographed by multi-Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights); starring Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Broadway sensation Corey Cott (Newsies the Musical), and Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone); and featuring an explosive original score, Bandstand is a truly American celebration of the men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.
BB King Blues Club All-Stars specialize in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
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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Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier return to the downtown hideaway Pangea with Beautiful Mistake: The Songs of John Bucchino and Amanda McBroom. Pendleton and Bleier are thrilled to be presenting an evening of story songs by their friends Bucchino and McBroom and have taken the title of their show from an unpublished song by the duo. They will perform solos and duets along with stories about the music, the composers, and themselves. The repertoire will include Bucchino's "If I Ever Say I'm Over You," recorded by Art Garfunkel.
Beautiful Monster is a new play depicting the final hours of the life of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. On the eve of her expected death, Mary, gripped by madness, is visited by the dead: her husband and Romantic poet Percy Shelley, their shared lover Lord Byron, and literary rival John William Polidori, author of the first known vampire fiction — fiction begun, along with Frankenstein, on that now famous night of ghost stories on the banks of Lake Geneva. As the clock ticks toward Mary's death, she recalls in a series of hallucinations her heart-wrenching confrontations with Percy's formidable mother and the tender friendship of her loving stepsister. She's even confronted by the monster she created.
Note: This show includes nudity and sexual content.
Winner of two Tony Awards!
Long before Carole King was a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Before We Grew is a gentle and beautiful show explores the Brooklyn of the past in a multi-sensory story that is designed to engage young children at a variety of developmental levels. Before We Grew was specifically designed for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and is engaging for all children 2-5 and special needs audiences of all ages.
All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you've never experienced! As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looking to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her waiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddyup to this get-down!
Black Angels Over Tuskegee is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen told in narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.
Winner 2009 Artistic Achievement Award "Best Play"
"Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes." - New York Times
Composer Michel van der Aa combines classical instruments, voice, electronics, actors, video, apps, and even web browsers in his multidisciplinary work. His broad musical vocabulary embraces these elements alongside film, stage direction, and the written word, allowing him to create works that are as visual as they are aural.
This dynamic young creative voice comes to the Armory for the North American premiere of his latest creation, a chamber opera for soprano and 3D film based on the life and work of South African poet Ingrid Jonker. Soprano Miah Persson sings live, combined with replayed loops of herself and the voice of Baritone Roderick Williams on film to create haunting musical passages and ensembles. This groundbreaking work combines live action, innovative techniques of interactive film, and inventive music to consider human memory, the ways in which we reconstruct and deal with traumatic life events, and notions of individual realities
A man and a woman speak in their own voices, as well as in the imagined thoughts of the other, even ventriloquizing each other till the almost bare stage seems populated with voices. A tale without caution, caught in several acts. Gender and power shift and subvert.
Language flows, cadences, crystallizes, shatters. Fiona Templeton is an award-winning poet and director. With her company, the Relationship< she specializes in staging poetic work that plays with the role of the audience, especially innovative work by women.
This world premiere Templeton's first new work since the epic The Medead.
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert, and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multisensory experience that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Don't miss Blue Man Group — enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. Dare to live in full color!
Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, a breakthrough in anatomy invented by trailblazing scientist, Gunther von Hagens. Learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century. BODY WORLDS: PULSE is an inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city. It is an exhibition unlike any other. Body donors who willed their bodies, after death, for plastination and the education of future generations, act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, comes this hilarious Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. The Book of Mormon was written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and is codirected by Parker and Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical, The Book of Mormon has certainly captured the hearts of many in the Broadway community by presenting modern, in-the-know, and often profane content in the tried-and-true form of a very traditional integrated book musical, complete with tap dancing.
Bootsy's Bodacious Burlesque stars the one and only international burlesque performer Bootsy Sterling. Sterling is known for her classy, sassy stage presence and dancing ability. Treat yourself to a night of bouncing breasts and bedazzled buttocks!
The Boy Who Danced on Air is a modern-day love story set in rural Afghanistan. Paiman and Feda have spent their young lives as dancers in the world of bacha bazi, where wealthy men take in boys from poor families, train them to dance at parties, and often abuse them. The two boys' chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them on a journey to find their independence in this musical fable about love, tradition, morality, and the strength of the human spirit.
DCINY presents Johannes Brahms seminal masterpiece, Requiem. The seven-movement work will be conducted by Jonathan Griffith, DCINY artistic director and principal conductor and will include the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International performing this beloved and profoundly moving work.
Kelli O'Hara (The King and I), Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County), and Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris) star in a concert production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical Brigadoon, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris), with music director Rob Berman leading the Encores! orchestra. The first performance, on November 15, is City Center's annual gala, honoring City Center board co-chair and Broadway producer Stacey Mindich. An additional five performances follow from November 16 through 19. Funds raised at all six performances of Brigadoon will allow City Center to make the best in the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience by subsidizing affordable tickets throughout the year to programs such as Fall for Dance and Encores! Off-Center.
Before My Fair Lady and Camelot, there was Brigadoon, Lerner and Loewe's transcendent romantic fantasy about the past, the present, and what it means to (almost) be in love. The classic 1947 musical, now celebrating its 70th anniversary, follows Tommy Albright (Pasquale), a jaded New Yorker who gets lost in the Scottish Highlands and stumbles into an idyllic town that only appears for one day every century. He quickly becomes smitten with the headstrong Fiona MacLaren (O'Hara) and makes an enemy of the rebellious Harry Beaton (Fairchild), bringing about a chain of events that could spell doom for the entire town.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Reproductive rights advocacy organization A Is For once again brings together stars of stage and screen with Broadway Acts for Women: A Star-Studded Night of Karaoke and Comedy. The event will feature performances from Broadway actors and comedians who support access to reproductive healthcare. Broadway Acts for Women is the only benefit that brings the Broadway community out in force for abortion rights and reproductive healthcare. Audience members will have the chance to bid on on fantastic auction and raffle items as well as their favorite Broadway stars singing the song of their choice. Broadway Acts for Women will be a fast-paced, outrageous night of dinner and music.
Casts of popular Broadway shows as well as special guest performances by Broadway, Tv, and Film stars in the upscale acoustic environment of the hotel's Living Room. This new bi-weekly series will be hosted by Daniel J. Watts of the fan-favorite, smash hit Tony Award winning musical Hamilton and feature a new Broadway cast every other week.
Every Thursday night at 11 PM Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's great songs. This ever-changing cast of stars will sing the show tunes they know and love best. Jesse Kissel is the musical director and Scott Siegel hosts!
Class will be in session this summer at the only college campus where clothing is optional and bodacious burlesque is always part of the curriculum. This year's theme for Broadway Bares is "Strip U." Using the collegiate theme as a jumping-off point, Broadway Bares: Strip U combines the winking humor of classic burlesque with today's pop music to create an unparalleled show. Expect sculpted studs exhibiting model behavior in art class and lots of chemistry in the science lab. This evening of striptease production numbers with an academic twist features more than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City sharing their hearts and well-toned bodies with an energetic crowd of thousands. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.
Broadway stars, industry insiders, and theater lovers will come together at the Theater District's beloved Sardi's Restaurant for a friendly Texas Hold 'em tournament. Novices and aces alike are welcome, and anyone can win the coveted title of the third Broadway Bets champion. Prizes will be awarded to players who make the final table.
Doors for Broadway Bets open for cocktails at 7:30pm, and the tournament begins at 8pm. All ticketing levels include hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series presents its 15th installment: a performance honoring pop superstar Lady Gaga. This one-night-only concert pays tribute to the groundbreaking artist and her greatest songs, including "Born This Way," "Poker Face," "Bad Romance," and "Paparazzi." It will feature new arrangements of the eccentric singer's hits, with a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. Among the performers will be Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park With George), Taylor Frey (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening), Nathan Lee Graham (The Wild Party), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Liz Larsen (Beautiful), Corey Mach (Hands on a Hardbody), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Lesli Margherita (Matilda the Musical), Jeremy Pope (Invisible Thread), A.J. Shively (Bright Star), Shayna Steele (Rent), and LaVon Fisher Wilson (Chicago).
BroadwayCon is theater's answer to Comic-Con, tailor-made for fans. Join some of Broadway's biggest fans, performers, and show creators to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theater. BroadwayCon 2018 will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, sing-alongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of the current season's hits, and discussions featuring the industry's top producers and designers — not to mention the giant opening ceremony, nighttime concerts, and dance parties.
BroadwayCon 2018 is pleased to announce a lineup of new and returning special guests, including co-creator Anthony Rapp, Alex Brightman, Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, Andrew Chappelle, Lilli Cooper, Janet Dacal, Ben Fankhauser, Annie Golden, Derek Klena, Joe Mantello, Lesli Margherita, Ruthie Ann Miles, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, and James Snyder.
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s — where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else, family.
Kirsten Childs' 2000 autobiographical show The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin follows a young woman from Los Angeles as she finds her way from dutiful suburban daughter to Broadway dancer, all while navigating the politics of race and gender on a journey to find her own identity.
From America's most acclaimed political playwright, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan (All the Way), comes a provocative theatrical event written in a white-hot fury. In a time when shocking campaign rhetoric turns into real policies, Building the Wall urgently reveals the power of theater to question who we are and where we might be going.
This daring new adaptation of Puccini's iconic romance explodes the legacy of Western fetishization of the tragic geisha Madama Butterfly. This production features a new arrangement by Heartbeat Opera Co-artistic Director Daniel Schlosberg.
Max McLean brings to life one of the most engaging personalities of our age and takes audiences on Lewis' fascinating journey from atheism to Christianity. Adapted exclusively from Lewis' writings, McLean inhabits Lewis from the death of his mother and his estranged relationship with his father through the experiences that led him from vigorous debunker to arguably the most vibrant and influential Christian intellectual of the 20th century. Experience a joyous evening of Lewis' entertaining wit and fascinating insight.
Café Carlyle veteran John Pizzarelli returns with an all-new show celebrating iconic singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer. At the Café, he'll perform Mercer's most recognizable hits as well as lesser-known gems such as "Jamboree Jones" and "Slue Foot."
Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb makes her Café Carlyle debut. The trailblazing independent artist's musical career was launched with the platinum-selling hit song "Stay (I Missed You)" from the Gen-X film Reality Bites. Loeb followed with the singles "Do You Sleep?", "I Do," and "Let's Forget About It," as well as the albums Cake and Pie and No Fairy Tale.
Cagebirds is an absurdist one-act by David Campton. The show is set in a Center for Troubled Women in the year 2020. This production features an almost all-female cast!
Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood, from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to the cinema's original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton leads a cast of six who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: "Give My Regards to Broadway," "You're a Grand Old Flag," and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
It's Halloween night, and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She's drowning in debt, may be falling for her sugar daddy, and is on the run from her date, who has threatened to kill her. When she meets Graham and Tanya, a door opens for all of them…but is what's beyond a treat or a trick?
Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo (After Ashley) brings her unforgettable dark humor to this sharp and timely story of complicated lost souls grappling with the costs of love, money, and the American Dream.
Experience a radical new adaptation of this classic opera. Heartbeat Opera strips down Bizet's explosive masterpiece to its four central characters.
Carolines on Broadway, the premiere comedy nightclub of New York City, presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national standup circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom, which can accommodate over 250 people, has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design. A wide assortment of food and drink is available during the show, and fine dining is available before or after the show in the intimate supper lounge.
Note: There is a two-drink minimum for all shows.
CasablancaBox lifts the veil of the eponymous classic film to reveal the stories behind the legends. Rife with glamour, war, censorship, sexism, racism, addiction, and the refugee crisis of 1940s Hollywood, CasablancaBox is madcap and affecting, moving and political, romantic and relevant. With an intricately woven multi-narrative script and video score, CasablancaBox is an imagined "making of" tribute to the movie you thought you knew.
Jazz vocalist Verena McBee and her trio will repeat their show Cat's Out of the Bag. The exciting program covers uniquely arranged favorites from the Great American Songbook, original works by McBee, and some hit tunes composed by bassist Cecil McBee. Cat's Out of the Bag expresses the pure joy of improvising music, the excitement of the musical stage, and the readiness and bluntness of this jazz group.
Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is set in a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favorite feline characters, including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella, and Skimbleshanks.
The Jellicle cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
DCINY presents Celebration & Reflection featuring Swiss conductor Dieter Wagner and an international choir in a Memorial Day weekend performance with works by Bach and Mendelssohn. Brazilian conductor Vladimir Silva directs the premiere of Danilo Guanais' Mass of Alcaçus. American conductor Thomas Scott closes out the evening with Faure's Requiem.
A Celebration of Song is the annual spring gala of off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons. The evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens), Tony nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), and Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife). Book writer Richard Greenberg (Far From Heaven) and director Michael Greif (Grey Gardens) will also be recognized. Additionally, the gala will feature performances by three leading ladies: multi-Tony winner Christine Ebersole, multi-Tony winner Patti LuPone, and Tony winner Kelli O'Hara. The three will sing selections from the musicals Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven, and War Paint.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by him and Dayle Reyfel, features a lineup of rotating performers who read — in both solo and ensemble pieces — the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
The show features selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, the Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and Vanna White. It also includes special "celebrity mash-ups" — Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working "it" out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus, and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are"; Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of "diva-dom"; and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
After many younger years as a London society hostess, Mrs. Saint Maugham (Angela Lansbury) fills her days tending her garden at her country estate. When she seeks a governess for her granddaughter, Laurel (whose habit of setting small fires is getting a bit out of hand), the child connects instantly with Miss Madrigal, an enigmatic woman who has come without any references. Who, exactly, is this Madrigal? With a talent for gardening and avoiding questions, she fascinates the equally inscrutable Laurel, who can never resist a mystery...especially if it might involve murder.
Note: This reading, a benefit for the Acting Company, will be followed by dinner with the cast at the historic Union Club. This portion of the evening is only available at certain ticket levels.
Before the days of radio and television, wealthy patrons would regularly invite entertainers into their homes, to delight small gatherings of family and friends. In those sophisticated, friendly environs, the living room became the stage, and the audience looked gleefully on, mere inches from the show.
Master conjuror, Steve Cohen, is recreating this posh, intimate entertainment experience, in his exclusive evening show, Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring. Some of the tricks Cohen will perform include:
- the linking of three borrowed wedding rings
- the bending of metal with his mind
- the single most astonishing card trick he's learned in twenty years of study.
Cocktail attire is requested.
Midnight showings of Chamber Magic are also available for groups of 15 or more.
For more than 50 years Roald Dahl's story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has captured imaginations around the world, and now for the first time Broadway audiences are invited to experience Willy Wonka's delightful and semi-dark chocolate world firsthand. Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous — and mysterious — factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka's world of pure imagination. Get ready for chocolate waterfalls, exquisitely nutty squirrels, and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa-Loompas.
When Mama Darleena Andrews — a 67-year-old black, transgender woman — takes it upon herself to teach an etiquette class at Chicago's LGBTQ community center, the idealistic teachings of Emily Post clash with the very real life challenges of identity, poverty, and prejudice faced by her students. Inspired by the true story of Miss Gloria Allen and her work at Chicago's Center on Halsted, Philip Dawkins' Charm asks this question: How do we lift each other up when the world wants to tear us down?
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer-dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxie shoots her lover, Fred, she employs an unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn, to get herself off the hook. But will she be thwarted by double-murderess and headliner Velma Kelly? Or will this gruesome twosome become a sister act?
Chicago features a classic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, including the songs "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Razzle Dazzle." So you better slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes for Chicago on Broadway.
Children ages 4 and under are not permitted in the theater.
Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play makes its American debut with the heralded original cast. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they're shocked to discover the real reason for her visit.
The Children stars BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC's Cranford), Olivier winner Deborah Findlay (Stanley), and Olivier nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock). Directing is the award-winning James Macdonald (Top Girls).
Café Carlyle welcomes back Broadway legend Chita Rivera. An accomplished and versatile actress-singer-dancer, Rivera has won two Tony Awards for best leading actress in a musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations. At the Carlyle, she will be accompanied by her music director Michael Croiter and more.
Church & State is a fast-paced, seriously funny take on faith, politics, and "The Twitter." It's three days before Charles Whitmore's Senate reelection, and he's decided to finally tell the public exactly what's on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong?
This acclaimed play, written by Jason Odell Williams, received three Ovation Award nominations, including Best Playwriting for an Original Play, Best Production, and Best Lead Actor in a Play. The cast of this production includes Rob Nagle (AMC's Mad Men), Nadia Bowers (Netflix's Orange Is the New Black), Christa Scott-Reed (The Pitman Painters), and Jonathan Louis Dent (The Broken Record).
Five acrobats catapult and tumble through a strikingly rendered landscape, seascape, and cityscape, grappling defiantly to connect across the walls, fences, and other obstacles that spring up between them. Equal parts high-flying spectacle and trenchant critique, Limits imagines a world in which we soar over the borders that separate us — if we can only keep each other from collapsing. Set to an eclectic live score, this acrobatic exploration of a European Union in flux from Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör (Wear It Like a Crown, Inside Out) sets out to challenge both the limits of the human body and the body politic.
Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40s, the world of film studios and flimsy negligees, City of Angels chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting to write a screenplay of one of his detective novels. Each scene he writes comes to life on stage, starring his hardboiled detective alter-ego, Stone. As Stone's life in the film plot gets more complicated, so does Stine's personal and professional life, until the point when the two plots intersect. The amazing double score and story do what all good movies should, eventually winding up to two happy endings.
Are you are thinking, comedy on the Upper East Side? Yes! We have an amazing line-up of some of the hottest comedians in the City, performing at a bar price! This is quickly becoming one of the best kept secrets of the summer.
Created especially for families with children ages 5-10, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky's classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. The production features classics such as "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the Snowflakes," a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers' understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. Rose Menes' delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky's enduring score, will captivate audiences of all ages.
It's been called the "edge of the world." The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it's here, in Newfoundland, that a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie, and uncommon generosity.
That story began in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Flights had to be rerouted, and 38 of them, carrying a total of 6,579 passengers, were grounded near this Newfoundland town. The locals put their lives on hold and opened their homes to a world of strangers. In a heartbeat, the town's population doubled. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Come From Away, which tells the story of those passengers and that town, is a new musical written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The direction is by Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis) and the choreography by fellow Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky).
There's nothing like standup comedy in person — the spontaneity of a comedian in front of a live audience is something special. See for yourself at Comic Strip Live, which offers some of the best standup in New York City. Performers hail from Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, Conan, and the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Audiences can enjoy food, mixed drinks, and specialty brews as they laugh the night away.
Set in a church basement, this world premiere play follows an under-35 conspiracy theorist support group as they wrestle with their convictions, perceptions, and each other's personalities. The Conspiracists reveals how much we are influenced by other people, and how little we think we are.
Over the centuries, the planet Constellarium has provided sanctuary to refugees from planets that have collapsed in on themselves. In this play, the sitting president of Constellarium addresses his planet's newest hosts in a series of speeches that span the course of a year.
Cost of Living is the story of four very different people in four very different circumstances, each person trying to get by. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires overworked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Martyna Majok's play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies — abled and disabled — meet each other.
Award-winning singer and writer Gregory Moore and keyboard artist Simon Mulligan re-create the songs and humor of British legend Noël Coward from his "cabaret years" (the early 1950s) — especially the tunes he sang at Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn in June 1955. Frank Sinatra chartered a private plane to shuttle "every star in Hollywood" to Coward's opening night (Bogie and Bacall, Judy Garland, David Niven, and others). Just as his own star was fading in his homeland, America embraced Coward with great affection — and he liked America right back!
Note: Audience members are encouraged (not required) to dress "circa 1955 Las Vegas glitz."
New work by choreographers who cross cultural, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries.
After six years in the army, Stephan Wolfert hopped off the Amtrak deep in the mountains of Montana and found himself at a performance of RICHARD III that would change his life forever. In this heartrending two act, one man show, Wolfert examines his own experience pre- and post-service, in the lines of some of Shakespeare's most famous speeches. Through his own personal insights as he explores our societal neurosis of war, and questions, is there room for improvement in the way in which we reintegrate our Vets back into society? The military recruits citizens and trains them to kill, but what does the "de-cruit" process look like? How do we re-learn to live together? Trigger warning: Cry Havoc! contains strong language and strong content.
A Dance With Death is a murder-mystery dinner set in the 1950s. Audience members are at a doo-wop spot when a sudden death on the dance floor occurs. The guests work together to solve the murder. They must reveal the murderer so that things can get a-rockin' again.
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway and concert stage star Daniel Reichard is bringing his popular annual New York City holiday show back to the historic music room. Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys and currently tours with the vocal group, "The Midtown Men," will play the iconic jazz club for three consecutive nights.
Daniel and Mitchell are enjoying life as The Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, and even a mother who wants them to wed.
OK, maybe things aren't completely perfect. Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell doesn't. A turn of events forces both men to face the consequences of their opposing views, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren't always so fundamental.
Daniel's Husband takes an unflinching look at how we choose to tie the knot. Or not.
"Come for the show, stay for the woe" is the motto of the morbid circus at the center of the French puppet company Stereoptik. In this sad circus the catastrophes pile up, one after the other. The trapezist crashes to the ground; the animal trainer is devoured by his lion; the human cannonball never returns from outer space. Luckily, there's a clumsy juggler to breathe a little color into the proceedings.
If the circus is dark, the tone is light. Music and images accompany the action, and the story is laced with poetic moments and a healthy dose of irony. The visual magic of the theater meets the childlike wonder of the circus.
For family audiences.
Dead End, a seminal play by Sidney Kingsley, is about kids growing up on the streets of New York City during the Great Depression. It takes place in an NYC where tenement houses and luxury apartments stand side by side, and extreme wealth and abject poverty intersect every day. Gangsters and bankers, prostitutes and lost children, failure and dreams of the future all live on the same street. In her new production of the play, director Randy Sharp illuminates these stark contrasts with an understanding of their mythology as well as their resonance in the City of today. A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1935, Dead End introduced a group of young actors who went on to appear in the film adaptation, which starred Humphrey Bogart. They also appeared in other movies, under monikers such as the Dead End Kids, the Little Tough Guys, the East Side Kids, and the Bowery Boys.
All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. Then tragedy strikes, forcing him into the center of a community controversy. At last he has the chance to become somebody else — somebody who fits in.
Dear Evan Hansen is a new, deeply personal musical about living and lying in the world today. It first opened off-Broadway in a production that received an Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for best musical. Much of the original cast, including its Obie-winning star, Ben Platt, have transferred with the show to Broadway. Another Obie winner, Steven Levenson, wrote the musical's book; the music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal) directs.
This musical journey takes audiences back in time — specifically, to when "soul" emerged as a style of music. Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers helped popularize soul music, as did Stax Records' Booker T. & the MG's. Before long, James Brown became the "Godfather of Soul" and Aretha Franklin its queen.
Now vocalists Prentiss McNeil (of the Drifters) and Bruce Wayne (of the Midnight Movers, Wilson Pickett's backing band) lead this classic soul revue. Their energy is unmatched; their showmanship, breathtaking. A Decade of Soul is a passion-driven tribute; the passion may even drive audience members out of their seats and onto their feet.
One of Broadway's greatest stars will join forces with an authority on all things Broadway for an extraordinary evening of music and merriment. For the first time in New York City, two-time Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone will revisit some of the iconic roles of her illustrious career, and Seth Rudetsky, the host of Seth's Big Fat Broadway on SiriusXM, will deconstruct them as only he can do. After acclaimed performances together across the U.S. and in London, the pair's unscripted evening will include stories LuPone hasn't talked about anywhere else and would share only at the prompting of Rudetsky. Proceeds from the event will benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.
Derren Brown: Secret is a brand-new production from the acclaimed British performer and author making his American theatrical debut at Atlantic Theater Company. Be part of the startling world of mind-reading, suggestion, and psychological illusion in Brown's hands. This spellbinding theatrical experience challenges audiences to take a closer look at the stories and beliefs that guide their lives.
Note: This show is not suitable for children under 12.
Dido, a young queen in the midst of building the city of Carthage, is thrown into turmoil when the brave and handsome warrior Aeneas lands on her shores. Initially rejecting his advances, her ever-observing court coaxes her into a relationship with the visitor for their own enjoyment. After a very swift and public romance, the lovers are split by a jealous and conniving Sorceress, driving Dido and all of Carthage to a tragic end.
Broadway. We all know it. We all love it. Distorted Broadway asks and answers the simple question: What if your favorite Broadway shows didn't end up being quite what you expected? What if Avenue Q really turned out to be a ballet about south Brooklyn or if Jersey Boys was about the Jersey Shore? What would Oklahomo, Trannie, The Queen & I, The Book of Morons, or West Village Story be like? And what the heck does "Turn Off The Dark" mean, anyway? Find out in this truly wicked 70-minute, non-stop musical theater tribute, where everything gets twisted -- even the happy ending!
Distorted Diznee is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!
After his encounter with death, CB seeks solace in his best friends and sister. Unable to find it because they're dealing with their own problems, CB meets a new and refreshing person in whom he'll find the comfort and support needed, but at the same time, questions and insecurities arise with the newcomer's arrival. Sexual identity, bullying, self-acceptance, drug abuse, rebellion, suicide, and eating disorders are some of the issues the characters have to deal with in this coming-of-age play.
In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Now, there's a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
Come enjoy New York's hottest up and coming talent at this wonderful cabaret located in the heart of the theater district. Don't Tell Mama's Piano bar provides music and fun every night from 9:30 pm on. The space provides two cabaret rooms showcasing a wide range of performers and styles. To check out their full schedule click: Don't Tell Mama. There is a two drink minimum at all cabaret performances.
Live onstage will be the following:
- The Crests featuring Tommy Mara
- Larry Chance and the Earls
- Jay Siegel's Tokens
- Joe Bataan
- The Soul Survivors
Twelve iconic divas wrapped into one! This versatile, rambunctious show features live vocals and onstage costume changes. New York's Dorothy Bishop pays hilarious, loving tribute to performers from Cher and Madonna to Stevie Nicks and opera star Renée Fleming.
Nominated for Best Tribute Show by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret in 2015!
The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway. What sets the Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, publishers, and broadcasters covering theater without any vested interest in the results. For this reason, the awards reflect both enthusiasm for all aspects of New York City's professional theater and a level of erudition and theatrical experience unparalleled in the industry's other prize-giving organizations. This year's awards ceremony is hosted by Michael Urie.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
Written by Eve Wolf and directed by Donald T. Sanders, this multimedia production illuminates the controversial story of the 1894 treason conviction of Captain Alfred Dreyfus that had a decades-long reverberation in the political landscape of France and the rest of the world. The "Dreyfus Affair" evolved around the false arrest and imprisonment of the innocent Captain Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a highly decorated French Jewish officer. Traumatic soul-searching ensued, and French society erupted into a fireball of anti-Semitism and political partisanship that called into question the very nature of French identity. Based on letters, diaries, memoirs, speeches, and accounts by the historical figures involved in the Dreyfus Affair, the poignant script includes text from Émile Zola's newspaper article "J'Accuse," unquestionably the most important piece of journalistic writing that transformed the private plight of Alfred Dreyfus into an "affair" of national and international significance.
For over 400 years, the Drunk Shakespeare Society has been meeting and drinking. And drinking. And doing Drunk Shakespeare. A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," its members invite audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with an actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare play in one hour. The results are messy, outrageous, and the night devolves into debauchery.
Note: The theater is wheelchair accessible.
Come in, come in! Enter into the spectral shadows of St. John's Sanctuary, which has sat quietly for 190 years in the heart of the historic Greenwich Village. But now...lit by flickering candlelight and bathed in ghostly mist, the players at the award-winning, critically acclaimed Radiotheatre hope to chill the marrow in your bones as they present their annual Edgar Allen Poe Festival! This year they will not only perform some of Poe's classics but will also present works by "the children of Poe"...authors such as Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and others inspired by Poe. As usual, every Radiotheatre production comes complete with stellar storytellers, original orchestral scores, and a plethora of sound effects!
Dalrymple Award-winning director, Laurie Rae Waugh directs the revival of this MITF Award nominated comedy about a boyfriend, his former-future mother in law, and his ex-girlfriend, in that order.
A musical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel! Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen's most delightful heroines, an effervescent ingénue whose matchmaking mischief inevitably misfires. Obsessed with romance but clueless about her own feelings, Emma navigates the course of true love with a generous heart and an indomitable spirit. A record-breaking success in earlier productions in California, Cincinnati, and St. Louis, this funny, irresistible musical features a glorious score by the Tony Award-nominated composer of Jane Eyre and Daddy Long Legs.
Eugene O'Neill's groundbreaking play The Emperor Jones is the story of Brutus Jones, a despot who ascends to the throne through lies, intimidation, and the politics of fear. Following a prison break in the United States, Jones sets himself up as monarch of a Caribbean island. When the natives rebel after years of exploitation, Jones' mesmerizing journey into darkness becomes a terrifying psychological portrayal of power, fear, and madness. With his demons in hot pursuit, the emperor is forced to confront not just the mortal sins of his past but also ancestral depravities — all in search of forgiveness and salvation.
En el Nombre de Salomé ("In the Name of Salomé") is a new play based on Julia Alvarez's novel about real-life Dominican poet Salomé Ureña de Henríquez. Born in the 1850s, a time of intense political and emotional repression and turmoil in the Dominican Republic, Salomé's fervent patriotic poems turned her into a national icon. En el Nombre de Salomé is equally the story of Salomé's daughter, Camila, who grew up in exile within the shadow of her mother's legend.
Note: This show is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-seat Captioning System. Please call 212-255-9999 to buy tickets with Simultaneous translation. Subtitling is by request for matinee performances.
An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic, and a well-intentioned simpleton walk into a bar. Deeply flawed and broken, they find their lives entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. The End of Longing is a bittersweet comedy that proves broken people don't have to stay broken.
A love story: Middle-aged, not too bright, and quite lonely, Kath meets a nice young man at the library and brings him home. How was she to know that this nice, good-looking boy was not what he seemed to be? And why is her brother Ed taking such an interest? Entertaining Mr. Sloane is a comedy by Joe Orton about sexuality, gender, death, and madness. A play the New York Times calls "Blissfully perverse" presented by the award-winning Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me is a wildly inventive musical adventure that tells the story of a sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to balance her family and career as a video game music composer. Late one night, while posting a dating video, she receives an unexpected response from the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century. Shipwrecked and stranded on an iceberg in the Antarctic, Shackleton reaches across space and time and shares his heroic journey with her. Against all odds, they discover that their greatest inspiration lies within each other.
Starring GrooveLily's fierce electro-violinist Val Vigoda (Striking 12) and the charismatic Wade McCollum (Wicked), Ernest Shackleton Loves Me is helmed by Obie Award-winning director Lisa Peterson and written by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), with music composed by Brendan Milburn, lyrics by Vigoda, production design by Alexander V. Nichols (Nice Work If You Can Get It), costume design by Chelsea Cook, sound design by Tony winner Rob Kaplowitz (Fela!), and music direction and orchestrations by Ryan O'Connell.
New York Concert Artists & Associates (NYCA) features the winner of the International Classical Music Award, Belgian pianist Florian Noack; the winner of the Rahn Musikpreise, Hungarian pianist Benedek Horváth; and the RED trio (Klara Min, Borislav Strulev, Eric Silberger) in its Evenings of Piano Concerti series. Conducted by Eduard Zilberkant, director of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, the NYCA Symphony Orchestra will perform several exciting concertos in this festive evening program. To wit:
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Prometheus
- Richard Strauss: Burleske
- Franz Liszt: Concerto No. 2
- Beethoven: Triple Concerto
Finley's latest solo performance explores the recent heightened U.S. political presidential landscape, taking on citizenship, gender disparity and abuse of power. The individual price of public relationships at the price of privacy becomes divisive with searing psychosexual dynamics of wit and seething revelation. The performance explores magical beings, aggressive thankfulness, and collective intimacy through Shakespearean sudden trauma. This is an experimental nonlinear poetic text that creates a jolt of intuition, analysis and unnatural disaster of the human kind. Finley plays a unicorn, and morphs into a Hillary-like, Trump-like being while enveloping the blueness of the blue dress of Monica Lewinsky.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa Loomer has written a heartwarming comedy about a middle-aged woman who desperately seeks to have a child and runs into all sorts of formidable obstacles. Seth Barrish, director of Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes and Martin Moran's All the Rage, oversees this production.
Time-traveling creatures from inside your mind... Genetically-modified clones of your worst-nightmare-self… Hold on to your seats because anything can happen when the twisted minds of IRTE meld with the spur-of-the-moment suggestions of the audience in this improvised B-movie sci-fi thriller that will have you laughing, screaming, and dying for more! Conceived and directed by William Berg and starring Robert Baumgardner, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Brianna Lee, Jamie Maloney, and Connie Perry.
This funny boy-meets-girl musical, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, recently celebrated 20,000 performances in New York City. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a girl, a boy, two fathers, and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to accompany the narrator as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, followed by pain and disillusionment. Ultimately, the boy and girl find their way back home and to one another. The score, which includes "Try to Remember," "They Were You," and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," is as timeless as the story itself.
Note: The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances!
Inspired by the classic children's book The Story of Ferdinand, Ferdinand tells the poignant story of Tom, a single dad, struggling to go with the flow and raise his son in a world determined to make him fight. Raised on the story of his namesake Ferdinand, the bull who refused to fight but just wanted to sit and smell the flowers, young Ferdy learns the hard lessons in life as his father endeavors to shield him from the harsh realities of adulthood.
The Fifth Annual New York Asian Burlesque Spectacular is the only event of its kind, bringing the finest of Asian burlesque and cabaret artists from all over the world to New York City for a night of spectacular performance!
This year's event is hosted by Taiwanese-American sensation Wang Newton and features an amazing lineup, including Calamity Chang (New York City), Uma Shadow (Japan), Joyen (the Philippines), Coco Ono (Los Angeles), Frankie Fictitious (San Francisco), Minx Arcana (NYC), Kitana Louise (Nashville), Dame Cuchifrita (NYC), Edie Nightcrawler (NYC), and Suwasit (Las Vegas) !
In the form of a love letter to his late father, the infamous owner of Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar, Mike King performs his life story about being a dentist, a standup comedian, and the son of a "nightclub" owner. The Fifth Dentist is a heartwarming, hilarious tribute to Sid, the "Sultan of Striptease."
After dazzling audiences in 2015, this thrilling group of dance innovators returns to the Armory with the unquenchable energy and blazing focus of a new art form coming into the world. Characterized by snapping, pausing, bone-breaking, gliding, get-low, hat tricks, and real-time in-body animation, flex street dancing evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up found in dance halls and reggae clubs in Brooklyn. As both a dance and a social revolution, FLEXN Evolution testifies and bears witness to a surging movement in America that cannot be ignored. With power, grace, soul, and sheer exhilaration, flex dancers return to the drill hall with a constantly evolving style and vocabulary that explores love and justice and reflects the urgency demanded by the times. Each performance begins with an onstage conversation exploring the complexities of some of society's most pressing issues. Moderated by Reggie Gray and Peter Sellars; special guests include public figures, social justice advocates, community leaders, and youth.
Playing Peter Pan at her hometown children's theater is one of Ann's fondest, most formative memories. Now, 50 years later, Neverland calls again, casting her and her siblings back to this faraway dreamscape where the refusal to grow up confronts the inevitability of growing old. With this play, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl conjures a tender, yearning tale that flies in the face of time, searching for a second youth.
Vanessa's life is science. Meaning what? Fact based, evidence led, no nonsense, no monsters. But when a photograph surfaces showing something in Loch Ness, she must embark on a very personal research project.
Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses, and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind. The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs, and sultry confessions. Improv performers then use that writing to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity. The cast includes a fistful of New York City's best improvisers with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, Chicago's Second City, the Onion, and NPR — and at least one Primetime Emmy Award loser.
Welcome back to your favorite rent-controlled Greenwich Village apartment with the six friends you still can't get over. Join the famous gang from Friends in the parody I Was There for You. The 1990s sitcom pivots back into your lives in this original musical comedy. Hear beloved moments from the show musicalized with songs such as "Unagi," "When Were You Under Me?", "The Chandler Bing Job Interlude," and of course, "I Was There for You!" If you would love to hear Joey rap, Phoebe riff, or a caffeinated six-part harmony, could this be a better show for you? I Was There for You features original music and lyrics by Rachel Lind, a book by Rachel Goddard, and orchestrations by Steven Esposito.
Note: This concert musical parody of the hit TV show Friends is unofficial, unauthorized, and unassociated with Warner Brothers Entertainment.
In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O'Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend, newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. Raw, surprising, and funny, this world premiere from the fast-rising author of Kill Floor is about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment.
The international Galli Group, founded by philosopher and playwright Johannes Galli, stages modern adaptations of fairy tales. Written by Galli, these adaptations make children laugh and also communicate social issues relevant to today's world. Audience participation is part of the experience: Children may go onstage and interact with the actors. By awakening a sense of liveliness in audiences and actors alike, the Galli Group's shows celebrate childhood.
Take the journey of a lifetime and step into the "unbubblelievable" magical kingdom of Fan Yang's Gazillion Bubble Show! The first and only interactive stage production of its kind, complete with fantastic light effects, lasers, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry, this unforgettable extravaganza is not to be missed.
Fan Yang's gorgeous and unique creations defy gravity and logic as we know it. He holds (and has broken his own) Guinness World Records for the biggest bubble ever blown, the largest bubble wall ever created (a staggering 156 feet!), most bubbles within a bubble, and in May 2006 he was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid. His performances, including an appearance on The David Letterman Show, have been broadcast worldwide.
Over the past two decades, Fan Yang has explored the fragile and mysterious world of soap bubbles and emerged with a completely new medium, blending art and science to dazzle audiences around the globe. Children and adults of all ages are sure to be amazed, mystified, and enchanted!
Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray) takes the stage as Beau, an expat pianist living in London. At the dawn of the internet dating revolution, Beau meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life.
A moving, funny love story that reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the gay rights movement, Gently Down the Stream celebrates and mourns the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage, and the right to dream. Tony Award nominee Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot / No Man's Land) directs the world premiere of this play by Martin Sherman (The Boy From Oz), a contemporary playwright of enormous influence and fellow Tony nominee.
Ghost Light is a performance about performance that invites audiences to follow performers into the unseen corners of the Claire Tow Theater and through a series of real and dreamlike landscapes beyond the footlights, the glitter, and the greasepaint.
Giovanni the Fearless is a family-friendly commedia dell'arte folk opera about the power of love, a troupe of traveling actors, an old castle, two young lovers, and a couple of ghosts. When Giovanni encounters the Bombasto Family commedia troupe, he becomes enchanted with the star of the show, the beautiful Colombina. Tricked by Colombina's father and siblings into believing that a treasure lies hidden in a nearby haunted castle, he deals first with a fake ghost (a giant puppet constructed by the Bombastos) and then an actual ghost. In the end, he discovers that the real treasure is his love for Colombina. Spectacular projections by Bank Street Films, clowning, tumbling, puppetry, special effects, and onstage musicians enhance this romantic musical comedy.
Sally Field and Joe Mantello star in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway.
The Glass Menagerie is the play that brought a brilliant young writer named Tennessee Williams to national attention and, in his own words, "changed my life irrevocably" when it premiered on Broadway in 1945. More than 70 years later, Williams' most personal work for the stage continues to captivate and overwhelm audiences around the world.
Godzilla's messy alcohol-fueled breakups with other Kaiju are the stuff of legend. Now the hulking and foreboding Godzilla, a bi-poly serial dater fighting body dysmorphic disorder, looms over a helpless New York City.
While fleeing Godzilla's rampage, a man ducks under some rubble…only to notice every other person near Godzilla is someone he dated. It seems that his extraordinary exes have joined forces to take on the monstrous Godzilla. Amid this fantasia of carnage, the peril of dating is revealed to be a monster that not even Godzilla can defeat.
Helen of Troy as a bored housewife? Ulysses as a dashing hero of the Spanish-American War? The whimsical and toweringly ambitious 1954 musical The Golden Apple does all that and more, reshaping the myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey into an all-American fable that conjures up the days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot air balloons. Despite its brief run, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' "opera for Broadway" was hailed by critics and introduced the classic torch song "Lazy Afternoon."
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.
Presented by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and producer Gary Beeber, Gotham Burlesque is an exciting evening of song, dance, tricks and visual treats will feature a different cast at each performance, offering a wide range of live entertainments from around the globe.
All politics are local. Nikolai Gogol's deeply silly satire of small-town corruption offers a riotous portrait of rampaging self-delusion. When the crooked leadership of a provincial village discovers that an undercover inspector is coming to root out their commonplace corruption, the town weaves a web of bribery, lies, and utter madness. This New York premiere of acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's (Stage Beauty) adaptation offers a hilarious reminder of the timelessness of bureaucracy and buffoonery. The inimitable Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar) leads an all-star cast that includes Mary Testa (two Tony Award nominations, five Drama Desk nominations, Drama Desk Special Award for "consistently outstanding work"), Arnie Burton (Peter and the Starcatcher), Stephen DeRosa (Into the Woods), and Michael McGrath (Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Nice Work If You Can Get It and Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Spamalot).
In the 1950s world of Grand Rounds, a 10-year-old inspired by the adventures of Cherry Ames, nurse and amateur sleuth, turns her perceptive gaze on the rituals of family life. What goes on behind closed doors and on the radio is fodder for her scientific reckonings. Director and choreographer Tamar Rogoff invites audiences to sit bedside to share the intimacy that propels her protagonist on a rescue mission of her own. The action takes place in and around six beds, in open spaces, on a hospital floor, in a graveyard, and in the imagination of this curious child. With an ensemble of differently abled performers, Rogoff charts a journey through life's passages, widening our circle of connection and understanding for this world premiere performance.
Starring multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is based on 70 pages of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancé Andrey to return from the war against France. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but married) Anatole, and her position in society is all but ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre (Groban), a lonely outsider whose love for Natasha may be the key to her redemption and to the renewal of his own soul.
The Great Comet comes to Broadway after a sold-out run in Boston and a critically acclaimed off-Broadway premiere in 2013. Its renowned creative team has redesigned the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective and an unforgettable experience. The musical's groundbreaking score mixes rock, pop, soul, folk, and electronic dance music with a classic Broadway sound.
Meet Phil Connors, a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again — with no consequences, no regrets, no tomorrows, and no hangovers. But once he starts getting to know associate TV producer Rita Hanson, he discovers it's a day of second, third, and fourth chances.
Winner of the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical and based on the iconic film, Groundhog Day The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical — including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin — with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award nominee and 2017 Olivier Award winner Andy Karl, Groundhog Day is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time.
Windmill Theatre Co (Pinocchio) returns with Grug and the Rainbow, an all-new colorful tale based on Ted Prior's celebrated series of picture books. Grug, with the help of his friends Cara the carpet snake and Snoot the echidna, sets off on a quest to capture a rainbow that he can call his very own. Set to the musical musings of DJ TR!P (Plop!) and featuring playful puppetry and imaginative storytelling, Grug and his mates embark on a fun-filled adventure, landing themselves in a host of hilarious situations.
Tribute Center Walking Tour Guides are 9/11 survivors, workers who assisted in the recovery efforts, lower Manhattan residents, or family members that lost loved ones. The tour includes a brief history of the World Trade Center, the attacks and the aftermath of 9/11. Each tour offers unique personal experiences of survival, loss and healing and ends in discussion of the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center. Please note: on inclement weather days, the tours go into the World Financial Center, looking into the 9/11 Memorial, and passes to the 9/11 Memorial are distributed after the tour concludes.
Running in repertory with The Assignment is Gun Country, a sneak peek into Houses on the Moon Theater Company's creative process of developing new work. Gun Country is a collection of true stories written, developed, and presented by Houses on the Moon members and members of the community whose lives have been affected by guns. Directed by Jenna Worsham and curated by Jeffery Solomon and Emily Joy Weiner, this piece has been described by audiences as powerful, soul-stirring, deeply moving, surprising, hopeful, and even humorous.
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes Hamilton, a musical about a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has given words and music to the story of an unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind who went from being a bastard orphan to George Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury Department secretary who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and Aaron Burr, lifelong friend and foe of Hamilton, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Oscar Isaac returns to the Public Theater in this electrifyingly intimate new production of Shakespeare's enduring drama Hamlet. Isaac plays the prince caught between thought and action, not to mention anger and anguish, as his uncle assumes the throne left vacant by Hamlet's murdered father. As the dead king calls to him from the grave, demanding to be avenged, Hamlet is forced to choose between bearing the oppressor's wrong and taking arms against a sea of troubles. Tony Award winner Sam Gold directs theater's most powerful tragedy about life and death, madness and conscience, and corruption — of the state as well as of the soul.
Tony nominee Arian Moayed (The Humans, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) offers a revelatory new reading of the "melancholy Dane." Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell's Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare's masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values, and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern Western elements, this is a bold reimagining of most renowned play in any language. Drama Desk nominee and Waterwell co-founder Tom Ridgely directs.
Featuring Barzin Akhavan (Ghost, Player King, Priest), Amir Arison (Laertes), Maryam Atei (Player Queen, Lady), Brendan Averett (Captain, Sailor, Ambassador), Cary Donaldson (Fortinbras), Andrew Guilarte (Claudius), Abraham Makany (Marcellus, Guildenstern), Arian Moayed (Hamlet), Arash Mokhtar (Barnardo, Rosencrantz), Ajay Naidu (Polonius, Gravdigger), Sherie Rene Scott (Gertrude), Sathya Sridharan (Osric, Voltemand, Player), Micah Stock (Horatio) and Sheila Vand (Ophelia).
Visual artist and activist Ai Weiwei and Pritzker Prize-winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron collaborate on a new site-specific commission that leverages both the vast scale of the Park Avenue Armory's drill hall and its history as a public meeting space. Exploring the meaning of public space in our surveillance-laden world, the installation references the story of Hansel and Gretel, in which children lose their way and feel a sense of menace in a space they know and trust. The artists take advantage of the architecture of the drill hall — its openness and 80-foot height — to create a disconcerting environment with an unexpected entrance wherein every movement is tracked and surveyed by drones and communicated to an unknown public. Accompanying this installation will be talks and programs by artists, philosophers, and activists.
Hansel & Gretel builds on a legacy of over 15 years of collaboration among Weiwei, Herzog, and de Meuron, who have worked together on such design projects as the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and the National Stadium in Beijing, created for the 2008 Summer Olympics and nicknamed the "Bird's Nest" for its façade of interwoven steel.
Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Buried up to her waist and sinking into the earth, Winnie is one of modern drama's fundamental female roles: an endlessly fascinating spirit of buoyant resourcefulness and unassuming grace in the face of inevitable oblivion. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, compassionate and ferocious, this extraordinary Happy Days is directed by James Bundy, artistic director of Yale Repertory Theater, where this production originated.
The Harlem Gospel Concert Series celebrates the excitement of authentic praise and worship music, steeped in the tradition of the black church and featuring the award-winning Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir From Harlem.
Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir From Harlem is a celebrated group of performers from the Mama Foundation's Gospel for Teens program. Gospel for Teens (GFT) is an award-winning program (two Emmys) developed to teach aspiring young adults about the importance of gospel music as an art form. This choir is internationally recognized and has accompanied pop icons like Ariana Grande, Chance the Rapper, and Madonna.
Just like the good news of the faith, this concert is sure to attract an audience of all ages from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds, celebrating community through music.
Bette Midler returns to Broadway in one of the theater's most cherished musicals when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! David Hyde Pierce also stars.
Based on Thornton Wilder's farce The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! caused an instant sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 1964, winning a record-shattering 10 Tony Awards and breaking the record for Broadway's longest-running show. Directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and featuring choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, this new Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director and choreographer Gower Champion, still considered one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
Her Opponent is a dynamic restaging of excerpts from the 2016 presidential debates with gender-reversed casting that uses documentary theater techniques and verbatim performance (word for word and gesture for gesture) to explore the following question: Could experiencing what the two U.S. presidential candidates said and how they said it during the three 2016 presidential debates — but with the genders inverted — cause people to revisit their own personal biases and develop insights or a different perspective? The hour-long event includes a performance of debate excerpts followed immediately by an interactive discussion with the audience.
Dylan Crossman's dance company looks at human behavior within formalism. Abrons Arts Center presents Crossman's newest work, Here We Are. While Jesse Stiles' haunting score and the feel of old Prague filter into the old Playhouse, ponder whether three individuals are in love with one another or in love with you, their witness. Or maybe it is the sound of you falling in love again.
Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is a tragedy set in a cloistered world of women in 1930s Spain. A tyrannical mother dominates her five unmarried daughters, all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. Their repressed environment leads to an explosion of passion, jealousy, hatred, and despair.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System. At matinee performances, subtitles are provided only by request.
At a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey, two married couples discuss a younger acquaintance — a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat. Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year's Eve party, which alters the course of their lives. How to Transcend a Happy Marriage asks: How much love can a twosome contain? What are the limits of friendship, and what happens when parents who have forgotten their own wildness have a wild rumpus all their own?
Indulge a bachelorette party fantasy, celebrate a birthday, or have the ultimate girls' night out at NYC's longest running male revue show. Yes girls, you can bring your male friends with you.
Deb Filler has incredible stories to tell! The internationally renowned comic performer, musician, and writer returns to New York with her new one-woman show, I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English). In this international hit, New Zealand's only Jewish comic entertains with a brilliant evening of stories and songs audiences will never, ever forget. Filler recounts funny, moving stories of her meetings with the Lennys: Leonard Cohen, Leonard Bernstein, and another Jewish musician called Lenny. The audience travels along with Deb as she journeys around the world on this jam-packed, music-filled show with just a guitar and a raft of lovable characters she creates.
I Like It Like That – A Musical is the story of the Rodríguez family living in New York City in the early 1970s. At that time music was the proudest expression of "El Barrio," their East Harlem neighborhood. I Like It Like That takes the audience on a historical musical journey amid neighborhood volatility and social activism. As neighborhood residents deal with the ever-present pull between escape and social conscience, so too members of the Rodríguez family navigate the challenges they face living in the heart of a volatile environment. Instilled in them is the importance of family and the desire to succeed. Starring as the patriarch is Tito Nieves, Grammy nominee and Latin music superstar.
In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer reunites with his two sisters for a celebration of their father's 75th birthday. All deeply invested in their own versions of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael's controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate — with biting humor and razor-sharp insight — how much of the past they're willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.
If I Forget is a sharply funny, unflinchingly honest new play about the stories we choose to believe, the compromises we can't avoid, and the hurt only our nearest and dearest can inflict.
Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this smash — make that smashed — hit! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy once used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, The Imbible chaperones audiences on a trip through 10,000 years of world history. The journey is accompanied by music — the a capella stylings of The Backwaiters — and craft cocktails. You can sit back, drink up, and enjoy as Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and, like any good bartender, keeps his guests laughing throughout the night. Tickets to this critically acclaimed comedy sell out weekly, so get yours early.
Note: Each ticket includes three cocktails.
Immortal Chi is a fusion of Chinese martial arts and acrobatics, accompanied by an all-female percussion ensemble. Expect adrenalin-fueled stunts, traditional weaponry, feats of human endurance, and stunning costumes. This feast for the senses brings the ancient traditions and rich theatrical history of China to life with a rousing 21st-century twist.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
A 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).
Chrissy, a bright young woman with a background of harshness that has robbed her of her innocence long ago, has visions of a career as a dancer. She finds herself in the Boom Boom Room, a disco/bar in Philadelphia meant to be her first step on the road to a better life. Instead, she must fight to defend her dream and keep her anger in check amid the sex and stimulation that surround her, the psychological residue of her parent' betrayals, and the bizarre pack of suitors who follow her. In a desperate search, Chrissy careens from the seductive mistress of ceremonies at the Boom Boom Room to the earnestly friendly gay man next door to a brutally passionate lover. In its compassionate look at Chrissy's living nightmare, In the Boom Boom Room is a piercing look at a society dangerously close to our own lives, and a drama that captures both our hearts and our heads.
Indecent is a new play from Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance. It charts the journey of an incendiary drama and the artists who risked their lives to perform it. Created by Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman and set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America, this play with music is a riveting look at an explosive moment in theatrical history and comes to Broadway from its critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Vineyard Theatre.
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. One night, they open their doors and invite their neighbors Dawn and Alan into their home. Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx, and abstract art, class and culture collide. The consequences are as tragic as they are hilarious.
Effie's life is a mess of drink, drugs, and drama every night and a hangover worse than death the next day — till one night gives her a chance at something more. Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, this urgent new play makes its debut in New York City following performances at London's National Theatre.
Harpist Sivan Magen shows off his instrument's chameleon-like abilities in a program showcasing the harp in solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet ensembles. Magen is one of the world's leading harpists and a permanent member of the Israeli Chamber Project. The program is as follows:
- Paul Ben-Haim: Poem for Solo Harp
- Robert Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94 for Harp and Clarinet
- Jacques Ibert: Deux Interludes for Harp, Clarinet, and Cello
- W.A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478 (arranged for harp)
- Paul Patterson: Spider's Web
- Bohuslav Martinů: Chamber Music No. 1
It Will All Work Out takes stories from Chris Wells' upcoming memoir, mixes them with funny original songs, and tops it all off with fabulous, colorful, and outrageous outfits. Expect a night of high energy, queer fun, and deep feeling with a smokin' hot band and a couple sexy backup dancers.
The world premiere of a new show from Obie Award-winning performer Chris Wells. Combining stories from his upcoming memoir of the same name with original songs, fabulous and outrageous outfits, and with support from a rocking band and sexy back-up dancers, this promises a night of high energy and fun from this master storyteller and exuberant song and dance man.
This critically acclaimed concert series from Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown is now in its third year. Each performance incorporates a mix of material featuring music from throughout Brown's career, along with new works in development. Special guests regularly appear at Brown's concerts. Here's the spring 2017 lineup:
- April 24: Betsy Wolfe, who starred in the off-Broadway revival of Brown's seminal musical The Last Five Years.
- May 19: Shoshana Bean, a Broadway veteran who made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray.
- June 12: Brown hosts his third annual Post-Tony Extravaganza concert after the Tony Awards.
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy) begins his residency at Signature with a revival of his darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson). Angel Cruz is a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside Rikers Island, a terrified Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins. Lucius has found God and been born again, and now Angel's life and the course of his trial will be changed forever.
Jim Caruso's Cast Party, a popular weekly event on Monday nights, is now at Birdland!
"No one can be called a true New Yorker until they've been to the Cast Party, which is to Broadway what the Conde-Nast cafeteria is to publishing. Divas and dapper-dans insouciantly sip cocktails while watching each other sing and perform at the open-mic event during Broadway's dark night," says Next Magazine. Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts a combination open-mic, networking event and party in which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Performers are accompanied by Billy Stritch, pianist and musical director for Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour.
Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. Golden Globe, Grammy, and Oscar winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads and creator of Here Lies Love, explores the rise of Joan of Arc with a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert. Directed by Golden Globe winner Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Joan of Arc: Into the Fire is a new show about challenging the powerful and believing in the impossible.
The Public Theater's artistic director, Oskar Eustis, directs Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's play of politics and power. Rome's leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, and irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country's democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare's political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.
Conceived by Alyssa May Gold and directed by Katie Young, this epic story of jealousy and betrayal is given a modern-day setting at an all-girls high school, where psychological warfare is unyielding. Six young women will play all roles in this coming-of-age story that follows a group of teenagers through their first tastes of power, the desire to seize it, and the life and death battle to keep it.
It's 1985. Robert Merkin, the resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell, has just landed on the cover of Time magazine. Hailed as "America's alchemist," his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to dizzying heights. Zealously promoting his belief in the near-sacred infallibility of markets, he is trying to reshape the world.
Junk is the story of Merkin's attempt to take over an iconic American manufacturing company and, in the process, to change all the rules. What Merkin sets in motion is nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, pitting people against themselves.
Doug Hughes directs this new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. The sets are by John Lee Beatty, the costumes by Catherine Zuber, the lighting by Ben Stanton, and the original music and sound by Mark Bennett.
As a child growing up in a one-bedroom railroad apartment in Brooklyn, Marilyn Hausfeld loved to sing. She landed a spot on a weekly television show and a Nathan's Hot Dogs commercial, but she didn't truly take to the stage until after she'd seen her three kids off to school. She has appeared in many D.C.-area theaters in roles including Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Stella Adler in Stella, Kate in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound and Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Esther in Richard Rashke's Dear Esther.
Now Marilyn tells her own story in an intimate one-woman cabaret show featuring 15 songs plus reflections on parenthood, marriage, and being a grandparent. Washington Women in Theatre chose Just Between Us as the only cabaret at the Women's Voices Theatre Festival.
Come spend a cosy evening with your very own Auntie Kate, who promises you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll gasp out loud as she speaks about the last 30 years of her life as a nonbinary identified queer trans dyke. This is an evening of her favorite heartwarming anecdotes, touching and sometimes-painful personal trials and tribulations, and inspiring tales of putting the world to rights. Her performance is at once deeply personal and universally acceptable, weaving together stand-up comedy, theatrical monologues, and heart-to-heart storytelling to convey the experience of her long, rich nonbinary trans life.
One of Iran's most beloved artists and the preeminent ambassador of Persian music, Kayhan Kalhor is a master of the kamancheh, a spiked fiddle. Known for his improvisations, compositions, and collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider, the Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, the Ghazal Ensemble, and many orchestras around the world, Kayhan has popularized Persian music in the West and is a creative force in today's international music scene. Guest artists to be announced!
Choreographer Ivy Baldwin's latest work, Keen (Part 2), is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center, the Joyce, and the Chocolate Factory. This new dance for the Abrons Playhouse builds upon Baldwin's recent Keen (Part 1) for the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Keen (Part 2) is performed by Baldwin, Anna Carapetyan, Eleanor Smith, and Katie Workum, with a score by Justin Jones, lighting by Chloe Z. Brown, and costumes by Mindy Nelson. Keen (Part 2) grows out of an open-eyed exploration of that which we uncomfortably avoid: the contours of grief — the rites and rituals, spoken and unspoken, public and hidden, age-old and brand-new.
Kidnap Road by Catherine Filloux is a two-person theatrical imagining of the captivity of former Colombian senator and anticorruption activist Íngrid Betancourt.
The unforgettable Broadway sensation with music by Tony- and Grammy-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. It's a feel-good celebration packed with nonstop fun...and a kick of pure joy!
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots features a book by Tony-winning theater legend Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. It tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that's ever rocked the runways of Milan…giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.
An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration, and passion where you least expect, Kinky Boots proves that you change the world when you change your mind. Experience the uplifting power of this Tony-winning musical that will raise your spirits to new heights!
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Internationally renowned pianist Klara Min performs a program of music titled Evocation that seeks to transcend conventional expression and demands multidimensional listening and perspectives. Featured on the program is the world premiere of Jean-Frédéric Neuberger's Deux Etudes Pour Piano.
Min is a Steinway artist who makes her home in Berlin and New York. She has performed in concert venues around the world, including Alice Tully Hall, Munich's Gasteig, the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthhaus, Laeiszhalle, Wigmore Hall, and Vienna's Konzerthaus.
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!
Las Vegas — NYC! is a tribute show to the greatest sin city in the world: Las Vegas! The show features unforgettable hits by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, and more.
Over the last decade, award-winning singing sensation Isaac Sutton has established himself as one of the leading bass-baritone voices, with a career spanning musical theater, opera, television, and sold-out solo shows. Sutton has been performing regularly at Israel's national theaters and singing with symphony orchestras. He is acclaimed for his polished vocals and charming stage presence. He recently performed a duet with Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.
It's the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife, and himself that he's still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero. Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional sports, this New York premiere, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.
Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son — and the rest of us — on the buried history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth and recovering from the past.
Spurred by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent, uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, directs this incendiary new show from one the most provocatively hilarious satirists in American theater.
Laugh and a Draft is a free stand-up comedy show featuring talented up and coming comedians hosted, produced, and booked by Jared Wilder at Flannery's Bar.
Laugh and a Draft is a comedy-variety show produced and hosted by Jared Wilder through SomethinWilder Productions featuring the best up and coming talent in New York.
Actor-writer Dan Ruth reprises his hilarious testament to survival and sobriety, A Life Behind Bars. Fermented in over two decades of booze, bars, and New York City gentrification, the show, directed by multiple-MAC and Bistro Award winner Tanya Moberly, is an unapologetic, darkly funny look at what can happen when you reach for the stars and grab the bottle instead. This work is the 2016 winner of United Solo Festival's best autobiographical show award.
Note: There is a $20 cover and a $20 minimum per person.
Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and he's on a quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt and prevent a war among the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you're a demigod. Based on the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan and featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure. Chris McCarrell (Les Misérables) stars as Percy.
Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today.
In a first for Manhattan Theatre Club, Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will alternate between the roles of Regina and Birdie, both members of a strong-willed, aristocratic Southern family. The two actors will play the characters in repertory, appearing opposite each other at each performance.
Five people wait in line for an unknown event, each trying to get to the front. Through their shoving and conniving, Line dramatizes the absurdity of everyday life.
The length of the show's run is a testament to its interminable relevance. Line has been running — or rather, standing and waiting — since 1967. Among those stuck in the original production was Richard Dreyfuss, then almost as unknown as the event his character awaited. Today the rotating cast continues to feature emerging young actors. Tradition also lives on in the play's director, Jay Michaels; he studied with Carol Ilson, who directed Line in 1974. The playwright is still Israel Horovitz.
Based on the 1994 Disney film, The Lion King continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. With a powerful score by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, The Lion King amazes with astounding stage wizardry from visionary director Julie Taymor. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna. Experience the stunning visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon — one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life onstage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, The Lion King has found its way into the hearts of millions.
The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants, and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that love is the deepest magic of all.
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.
Lone Star takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar in 1972. Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and realizes that about all he has left are memories of his glory days, his adoring younger brother Ray, his wife Elizabeth, and his now-crumbling 1959 pink Thunderbird. Joined by Ray, Roy sets about consuming a case of Lone Star beer while regaling his brother with tales of his military and amorous exploits. But with the arrival of Cletis, the fatuous, newlywed son of the local hardware store owner, the underpinnings of Roy's world gradually begin to collapse.
Lone Star takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar in 1972. Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and realizes that about all he has left are memories of his glory days, his adoring younger brother Ray, his wife Elizabeth, and his now-crumbling 1959 pink Thunderbird. Joined by Ray, Roy sets about consuming a case of Lone Star beer while regaling his brother with tales of his military and amorous exploits. But with the arrival of Cletis, the fatuous, newlywed son of the local hardware store owner, the underpinnings of Roy's world gradually begin to collapse.
Opening in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar. Roy, is back in town after a tour of duty in Vietnam hoping to re-establish his high school hero stature prior to his wartime stint. Roy drunkenly regales his young brother, Ray, in tales of war and sex. The arrival of Cletis, the son of the local hardware store owner, sets in motion the destruction of all that held Ray's fragile macho image together.
Omar, Fred, and Sam are hangin', smoking some weed, but in Trump's America only one of them is a criminal. With the specter of prior offenses over his head, Arab-born Omar needs to be very careful.
Is there poison in the coffee…or in the deviled egg? That date you made over the internet — will it be your last? Is that the ghost of your dead mother telling you she hates your new haircut, or are you finally losing it? Love and Real Estate puts a modern musical spin on Hamlet, the myth of Persephone, and The Three Little Pigs in order to tell the stories of three young women trying to figure out who they are, what they want, and how they want to live.
Amas Musical Theatre and the Amas Musical Theatre Lab present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis.
The Love Curriculum, a cabaret of music, explores the experiences and personal love story of principal performer Brian Mulay. It is a humorous and poignant examination of the emotions and phases common to all of us in our pursuit of love, communicating our human needs and desires and how we choose to act upon them or not. Touching on the ways we meet and communicate, and unconventional arrangements such as open relationships and polyamory, The Love Curriculum includes singers, dancers, and musicians who accompany Brian through his entertaining curriculum. The show features music from classic and contemporary musical theater and even some pop songs by composers. Think Sondheim, Bareilles, Bock and Harnick...
Drag queens serve up dinner, outrageousness, and a show at Lucky Cheng's Restaurant. The show features comedy, karaoke, and — embrace yourself — interactive cabaret. The cross-dressed staff are anything but a drag; they enhance the fun as your bartenders, waitresses, and performers. After 19 years in downtown Manhattan, this dinner show transferred in 2012 to the Times Square area, where the shenanigans continue today.
Mint Theater Company presents the first New York revival of The Lucky One, by A.A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh!
The Lucky One is the timeless story of antagonism between two brothers: Gerald, who stands in the sun, and Bob, who stands in Gerald's shadow. When Bob finds himself in serious legal trouble, he turns to Gerald for rescue. When Gerald fails to come through, years of simmering resentment boil over in a confrontation that is as stirring as it is surprising.
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents an all-new celebration of Chinese culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The festive, family-friendly event will showcase thrilling choreography inspired by shadow puppetry, Peking Opera performers in dazzling costumes, live music performed by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, and a traditional Chinese marketplace.
This production of Macbeth is a fitting response to our times in its exploration of ambition, tyranny, and what it means to be a leader. The show is an attempt to answer the question "What does it mean to bring our full humanity into our work, play, and lives?"
In a city with millions of things to see and do, there is only one place where every day over 220 world-famous celebrities provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Become a star at Madame Tussauds New York with over 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square. Gossip with Hollywood's hottest celebrities, give an earful to world leaders, or take your photo with historical icons. Get up close with Justin Bieber, Diddy, Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, and so many more.
NEW this year is Marvel Super Heroes 4D! Step inside the top secret command center to unlock your powers alongside the Hulk, Spider-Man and more. Pass their tests and advance to the thrilling finale, the Marvel Superheroes Cinema 4D Experience. Don't miss this all new interactive adventure!
The NoMad, in collaboration with theory11, presents The Magician, an intimate evening of magic, mystery, and deception, starring Dan White.
Dan White is a magician, creator, consultant, and performer. Over the past 20 years, he's created magic on stage and screen around the world. Most recently, Dan was featured on the Discovery Channel special The Supernaturalist and White Magic on the Travel Channel. In 2014, Dan served as a creative consultant to Kanye West, collaborating on iconic, magic visuals for the YEEZUS tour. Prior to that, Dan consulted on-site in Las Vegas with legendary illusionist David Copperfield. Dan is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Estranged sisters Lee and Bessie have never seen eye to eye. Lee is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Bessie's got her hands full with their elderly father and his soap opera-obsessed sister. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, the two women reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee's good intentions and wig-styling skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere...or at least keep him from burning her house down? Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World? Exploring an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion, and a dose of wonderfully absurd humor, Marvin's Room is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally.
Renowned 20th-century African-American artist "Uncle Jimmy" has died poor and alone; his life's work — a radical retelling of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn called The Illuminated Twain — is left behind in pieces. His estranged son James Clemens Jr. struggles to eulogize his father when he is interrupted by the arrival of Uncle Jimmy's widow, Edna Finn, the self-proclaimed last living descendent of Huckleberry. Written by W. David Hancock in collaboration with visual artist Wardell Milan, Master exists between the language of theater and the silence of art as it confronts the inadequacy of our American stories head-on and imagines a new freedom.
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) – founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw – will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season.
Following this past season's successful partnership with New York City Center, MasterVoices is pleased to return there for the New York premiere of 27. A new English translation of the St. John Passion and the first major revival of Babes in Toyland in New York City in over 85 years will be performed at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
MasterVoices, formerly The Collegiate Chorale, closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland. The production is conducted by MasterVoices' artistic director Ted Sperling and features the MasterVoices chorus, Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald, along with Orchestra of St. Luke's.
In this tale of irrepressible lust, impossible purity, and infuriating hypocrisy, incompatible values collide and expose the tenuous boundary between order and anarchy. Such is director Simon Godwin's take on this Shakespeare play. Godwin, an associate director at London's National Theatre, sees Measure for Measure as a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies in a tensely diverse world. How apropos...
Medicine the Musical follows a diverse group of first year medical students as they navigate their lives, loves, and the rigors of their education.
Each week, the Magnet Theater's resident ensembles converge for a night of improv comedy. The night might include anything from monoscenes to Harolds (long-form improv acts that begin with a suggestion from the audience). Because Megawatt's format gets changed more frequently than a lightbulb, returning audience members can expect to be dazzled every time.
Dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," this multi-platinum-selling entertainer brings his impeccable interpretative skills to some of the greatest tunes of the 20th century with his Sinatra Centennial Celebration, an intimate evening celebrating the anniversary of the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra.
A singer, historian, and consummate entertainer, director Michael Feinstein brings irrepressible charm and encyclopedic knowledge to the Jazz & Popular Song series. The latest edition in this exciting series is a spirited dedication to Mel Tormé, an iconic songwriter called the "velvet fog" in reference to his enchantingly smooth voice. Tormé was a remarkably effective singer; with the soothing sound of a classic crooner, deep musical sophistication, and emotional intensity in his treatment of melody, he amplified the impact of already powerful songs. Special guest vocalists include award-winning stars and masters of the Great American Songbook — Billy Stritch and Ann Hampton Callaway — and the 20-year-old newcomer Maddie Baillio, who recently played Tracy Turnblad in NBC's Hairspray Live! The Tedd Firth Big Band will round out this insightful, moving, and highly entertaining foray into the world of Tormé.
The Delacorte Theater transforms into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare's beloved comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairy-tale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, founder of the Public Theater's groundbreaking Public Works program, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love.
Extended once again by popular demand, Miles Thorn's new show is bigger and better than ever before. After four sold-out runs on 42nd Street in 2016, Master Illusionist: Miles Thorn returns his magic and illusion show back to Times Square at off-Broadway's 200-seat Elektra Theater. Featuring astonishing illusions, two stunning assistants, incredible feats of juggling, and grand showmanship to entertain, this inspirational magic show is sure to inspire all ages alike.
Steve Cohen, "The Millionaires' Magician," is proud to present the world's most exclusive magic show, Miracles at Midnight.
Held once a month at midnight in New York City's famed Waldorf Towers, the show seats twenty guests only.
You will experience Cohen's one-of-a-kind miracles up close, and will be inches away from the magic. Indeed, some of the magic will take place in your own hands and inside your own mind.
Watch as Cohen will:
· Perform unique sleight of hand and mind reading · Move objects without touching them. · Tap into the thoughts of audience members he has never met before.
In Miracles at Midnight, Cohen combines favorites from his long-running show, Chamber Magic, along with a dozen miracles that have previously been reserved for his private performances.
Witness some of the wonders he has personally performed for Warren Buffett, Barry Diller, David Rockefeller, Michael Bloomberg, Jack Welch, Martha Stewart, Stephen Sondheim, the Queen of Morocco, and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
The result will be a night you'll talk about and remember for years.
Cocktail attire required.
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, the musical Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between John, an American GI, and Kim, a young Vietnamese woman. Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon nightclub owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as "The Engineer." John buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night — a night that will change their lives forever.
Magical Nights Inc. presents New York's longest running magic series, Monday Night Magic. Every show features a minimum of six internationally renowned magicians performing in an intimate theatrical setting. The fun continues during intermission as sleight-of-hand close-up magicians mingle with the audience. Monday Night Magic performers have been featured on numerous television shows, including ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, NBC's Today Show and most recently on The Wall Street Journal Report. Visit www.mondaynightmagic.com for more information on upcoming performers.
Mourning Becomes Electra may be the most massive, vivid, complex drama in American literature — it's a Greek tragedy, an American history play, a family romance. Eugene O'Neill captured the essence of our country in this trilogy: love, race, money, and war. Now the unique sensibility of Target Margin shocks it into the present tense. With passionate irreverence, this production explodes the American project. Intimate and intense, entertaining and challenging, you will never have a ride like it.
When a great African king desires a wife, only the most worthy maidens are invited to meet him. Both of Mufaro's daughters are beautiful, but does either have the inner beauty of a potential queen? Told through African dance, drumming, narration, and song, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale celebrates goodness, generosity, and kindness of heart. The show is an adaptation of the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Brooklyn native John Steptoe.
Note: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters is part of a family series and is recommended for children in grades K-5.
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.
Tony Award winner and Classic Stage Company artistic director John Doyle directs an all-star Broadway cast in a musical celebration of the songs of Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). The event features performances by Danielle Brooks, Gabriel Ebert, Raul Esparza, Ann Harada, Judy Kuhn, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, Jason Sudeikis, George Takei, and the choir Broadway Inspirational Voices. The evening begins with cocktails and supper at 6pm, the performance follows at 8pm, and champagne and dessert conclude the proceedings at 9:30pm.
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!
My Eyes Went Dark is an electrifying new drama about a Russian architect driven to revenge after losing his family in a plane crash. Matthew Wilkinson (Red Sea Fish) returns to Brits Off Broadway with another searing new play inspired by real events. This production was nominated for three off-West End Theatre Awards and enjoyed an acclaimed run last year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. Starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, with direction by Moss Hart and design by Oliver Smith and Cecil Beaton, the original production is now legendary. It won six Tony Awards, including best musical, and became (at the time) the longest-running musical in Broadway history.
Now My Fair Lady is being revived under the direction of Bartlett Sher. Its score, written by Frederick Loewe (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics and book) remains as fresh as ever. Among the now-classic numbers are "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?", "On the Street Where You Live," "The Rain in Spain," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face."
My Heart Is in the East is a duet (with puppets) that takes place in two time periods: present-day Iraq, Beirut, and New York City; and 11th-century Cordoba, where Muslims and Jews lived in a peaceful coexistence inspired by vibrant poetic exchange. Following each performance is a poetry contest. This play is a humorous, passionate, and poetic exploration of history as a model for building peace.
Naked Boys Singing! consists of six adult males doing what the title declares. Whether exposing the anxiety of a high school locker room or revealing the joys of performing nude, the uninhibited singing of these "boys" celebrates the male anatomy with wit and explicitness. And not only do they perform in the buff; many are buff themselves. Each member of the cast performs a solo tune as well as in ensemble pieces. Get excited: Every penile synonym known to man is referenced in this show.
The women of the Muscolino family have spent years oppressed by the frightening temper of their husband and father. All of them are hiding dreams, loves, and longings; all are desperate for a life beyond their four walls. But when a plane crashes into their neighborhood, the family's plans are put on hold. The women fight to find their voices and to hold on to each other. Napoli, Brooklyn is a play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness in 1960s Brooklyn.
Student performers qualify to compete in the national program by winning top honors at regional high school musical theatre awards competitions presented by Broadway League member performing arts centers. Over 1,000 high schools and 50,000 students participate in these annual events. Since its inception in 2009, the NHSMTA has enabled over $1,000,000 in university and conservatory scholarships to be awarded to talented students at the national and local level—several of whom have already been cast in Broadway, Touring and West End productions.
Nec Spe / Nec Metu is a collection of two dovetailing monodramas.
In "Nec Spe," the great Baroque painter Caravaggio confesses his hideous sins to an imagined or ethereal priest after his own brutal and untimely death, possibly searching for forgiveness. But his swagger and violent personality leave audiences to question whether he truly wants his sins washed away or whether he would rather justify his actions in the eyes of God and man.
In "Nec Metu," the great Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi recounts her notorious rape and torture in order to reclaim her legacy and illuminate her brilliant life and art. She tells her story with wry wit and humor, offering an alternative and often neglected perspective on art history and her intimate relationships with some of the world's greatest artists.
The Nels Cline Four is Cline's latest project with Julian Lage (electric guitar), Scott Colley (double bass) and Tom Rainey (drums). Performing compositions by Cline and others, the quartet dives into streams of freewheeling modern jazz. The Nels Cline Four expands on the on-going Cline/Lage duo featuring similarly unfettered guitar sounds.
New Dramatists is the nation's premier playwright development laboratory and a Tony Honor recipient. The organization will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon. This dual recognition celebrates the individual contributions of these women to the American theater and also highlights the importance of their significant ongoing creative partnership.
New York Broadway Tours, combining the rich history of New York's musical theatre scene with real New York actors who are also professional licensed tour guides!
New York Broadway Tours is a unique experience! These gifted actors, singers, dancers have a passion for sharing their love of the stage and the city with you! Think of the tour as the equivalent to an interactive walking, talking, singing Broadway show where YOU get the chance to be a STAR!
It's great for kids of all ages and definitely a Broadway show you will never forget.
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theater. In 2013, NYMF received a Drama Desk Award for its efforts. This year's festival features everything from an adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray to a musical about Backbeard, the hairiest pirate ever. For a full list of 2017 NYMF shows, click the link below.
The New York Pops celebrates its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have received wide acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theater. This concert celebrates the multiyear partnership between the actress and stage director and brings together artists from the stage and screen in their honor.
The event begins at 7pm with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a spectacular lineup of guest artists under the baton of music director Steven Reineke. The performance will include appearances by Broadway stars Danny Burstein, Ruthie Ann Miles, Laura Osnes, and Paulo Szot, as well as compositions by Jason Robert Brown and Nico Muhly. The concert will also feature 20 students from the New York Pops' Kids on Stage music education program and Camp Broadway Kids. Following the concert, a black-tie dinner dance will be held at the elegant Mandarin Oriental, New York.
The New York Pops — a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality — launches its 35th season at Carnegie Hall. Music director Steven Reineke leads the orchestra in a season that celebrates the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons.
The 2017-18 series opens with a celebration of founder Skitch Henderson's centennial year and a mix of the greatest hits of today and yesterday, featuring up-and-coming Broadway stars Matt Doyle and Ali Ewoldt. In November, Reineke leads Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe in an all-new concert exploring the myriad works by female songwriters of the stage and screen, Women of Notes. As always, the orchestra rings in the holiday season with a weekend of festive tunes, featuring Broadway and TV sensation Megan Hilty in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. In February, Reineke presents Heart and Soul, featuring Broadway royalty James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins in a concert spanning the history of R&B, just in time for Valentine's Day. The season closes with The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores, in which the 78 musicians of the orchestra take the stage to present iconic theme music from some of the biggest box office successes of the silver screen.
Follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting, this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms – from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet – all of which combine to make a highly entertaining show.
By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, New York Theatre Ballet fosters new understanding and appreciation of dance. This particular pairing brings together a piece by former NYTB choreographer Edward Henkel and another by Broadway choreographer Chase Brock. The first is a restaging of Henkel's 1986 Revision; the second is the world premiere of Misfit Movement Makers, set to indie-folk and folk-pop music with lyrics.
NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children.
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
All the talent New York City has to offer is on more than the Broadway stage. But who are the next generation of Big Apple stars? Get a sneak peek at the area's best during New York's Got Talent. The thrilling result of an all-ages talent search, NYGT showcases performers from across the region in a variety-style production. Featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet training tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, comedians, weird acts of all kinds, ventriloquists, drag queens, lip-syncers, cirque, tappers, tumblers, gymnasts, balance acts, impersonators, a cappella groups, and virtually any other alternative performance art form you can think of, this is a show that lets you decide who moves on to the next of six total rounds. Cast your vote at the Elektra Theater in Times Square.
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.
A hallucinatory reinvention of Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz's equally phantasmagoric verse play Bay Nakht Oyfn Altn Mark (first staged in 1907), this two-night-only phenomenon spans an eclectic range of musical styles — from rock to jazz to klezmer. Though performed in English, the adapted story is pure Yiddish — a wild ride through a fun house of mystical theology, blurred identity, and dangerous transgressions with vaudevillian overtones.
A Night in the Old Marketplace tells the story of a badkhn (a traditional Jewish wedding emcee) who tries to right the tragic ending of a wedding that happened 20 years ago. Challenging the laws of G-d, he sets forth to resurrect the deceased bride and marry her to her true love before they are once again parted by death.
At the end of World War Two, Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, finds himself alone and far away from home when he meets the mysterious Mr. H, a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. Fast friends, they set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger, and uncertainty to find Ernst's family. Delicate piano music and dreamlike stage effects help tell this story of two survivors who become each other's allies, protectors, and confidants. Inspired by a true story, Nivelli's War is a vivid and moving theatrical account of an incredible journey and magical friendship.
In the 1990s, Nollywood (the Nigerian film industry) was on the rise. Ayamma dreams of leaving her job at her parents' travel agency and becoming a star. When she auditions for a new film by Nigeria's hottest director, tension flares with his former leading lady, and sparks fly with Nollywood's biggest heartthrob.
Not That Jewish is Emmy Award-winning writer, actress, and comedian Monica Piper's autobiographical telling of a Jew…'ish' girl's life. From growing up in a show business family in the Bronx and taking her first steps on a comedy club stage to a WASP wedding and an "almost" night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life, using the same signature wit found in her writing for Roseanne, Mad About You, and Rugrats. Over the course of 80 minutes, the audience travels with Piper from innocence to individuality, from reliant to resilient, and shares the hilarity and heartache along the way.
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)
The adventures of Barb the Teacher, Deb the Seeker, Heidi the Helper, Tawny the Addict and a host of others. With songs! Presented by Miss Marjorie Blain, her students, and members of the community. Light refreshments will be provided.
Of Government is a part of Clubbed Thumb theater company's Summerworks annual series of new plays.
In Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, a truth falls like a star from the sky and breaks into two pieces. When the villagers discover only half of the truth, it causes so many problems that Little One, a brave young girl, decides to search for the missing half. With the help of Old Turtle and many animal friends, Little One is able to mend the broken truth and make it whole again — "you are loved…and so are they" — creating a better world for everyone.
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth is powerful allegory about accepting and welcoming differences that will resonate with children and adults alike, particularly at a time when the world is doing otherwise.
Note: This show is recommended for ages six and up.
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
Nominated for a 2016 Tony Award!
On Your Feet! is the story of two people who — through an unwavering dedication to each another and to their pursuit of the American dream — showcased their talent, their music, and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. The show, choreographed by Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), is set to Gloria Estefan's chart-topping hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga" as well as to new music created by the Estefans. Its book is by Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris (The Bodyguard).
The 2001 Tony Award Winner for "Best Revival of a Play," One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest follows criminal Randle McMurphy, who has gotten himself into trouble once again and been sentenced to hard labor in prison by the court. To escape labor duties, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once there, he endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation committed against the inmates by the oppressive Nurse Ratched. Based on Ken Kesey's 1962 novel, this powerhouse play is one you won't want to miss.
A darkly comic epic, Oslo is the true but untold (until now) story of how one young couple, Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul (Jennifer Ehle) and her husband, the social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen (Jefferson Mays), planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Featuring dozens of characters and locations across the globe, Oslo is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together — and fighting one another — as they seek to change the world.
The untold story of Mozart's prodigy sister.
DRAMA DESK, Off-Broadway Alliance and 8 New York Innovative Theater Awards nominations - winner of 2 New York Innovative Theatre Awards: Outstanding Solo Performance (Sylvia Milo) and Outstanding Original Music (Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen)
September 23 - November 13, January 6 - 9
Performed (in rotation) by Sylvia Milo (the play's creator), Samantha Hoefer, Daniela Galli or Jody Christopherson.
Full schedule and tickets: www.theOtherMozart.com
After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the funeral home, there's a problem — her dead body has been stolen. An irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit), Our Lady of 121st Street paints a vivid comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and how old habits die hard.
In this groundbreaking musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, Commodore Matthew Perry sails to Japan in 1853 on a U.S. mission to open up trade relations at any cost. Pacific Overtures tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the westernization of the East.
George Takei stars, with Karl Josef Co, Marc delaCruz, Steven Eng, Megan Masako Haley, Ann Harada, Kimberly Immanuel, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh, Orville Mendoza, Marc Oka, and Thom Sesma. John Doyle directs.
It's May 2, 2011. Ethan Neworth has decided he's going to kill himself before the sun rises but has some unfinished business to take care of before then. However, when news of Osama bin Laden's death hits Worcester, Massachusetts, the city's celebration causes some unforeseen consequences that throw his — and everyone else's — plans off course. Parading the Noose is directed by Hondo Weiss-Richmond (Seven Lies of an Unbeliever).
Note: This reading is free and open to the public.
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.
Fads come and go, and aesthetic poetry is all the rage in town these days, especially among the maidens who have all become groupies of the self-styled poet Reginald Bunthorne — to the dismay of their macho military boyfriends. All but Patience, the virtuous village milkmaid who claims to have never loved anyone. She doesn't care for poetry much either, and, as it turns out, neither does Bunthorne! While Bunthorne is infatuated with Patience, she falls for her childhood crush Archibald Grosvenor, another famous aesthete who attracts women even faster than Bunthorne. The rigid military men attempt to win back their ladies by comically attempting to be willowy poets, but, when exasperated Bunthorne challenges Grosvenor to give up the current aesthetic craze, he does so willingly — and everything backfires.
Peggy Sarlin, who's written for Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, and Disney, will debut her new band at the Metropolitan Room. Peggy will sing original blues-infused songs from her debut album, Friends and Family, and new songs — served with a slice of soul — from the album she's currently recording. Jeff Franzel, a hit songwriter and distinguished pianist, will accompany her, along with Paul Frazier on bass and Steve Williams on drums.
St. Ann's Warehouse, building on its history of partnerships with the United Kingdom's most exciting theaters and theater artists, is proud to join forces with the National Theatre and Headlong for the first time to present the American premiere of Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things. The production, directed by Jeremy Herrin, was one of last season's must-see shows on the West End. Denise Gough reprises her Olivier Award-winning role as an actress whose life has spun out of control because of her addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Perfect Crime is a thriller about three psychiatrists, a detective, a crazy patient, and at least one dead body. A man is murdered...or is he? Did his wife kill him? The detective investigating the case thinks so — until he starts to fall in love with her and the husband mysteriously reappears. The plot includes Gone Girlish and Agatha Christiesque twists and turns. Audiences member don't have to navigate them all by themselves, though. There's an "answer key" for people to review after the show if they're still trying to figure out what happened and how.
Into a quiet urban home come two strangers on a sinister mission they don't disclose. They frighten some, entertain others, and refuse to leave. As the home invasion worsens, the hosts reveal some twists. In a dark and surreal evening of fantasy, farce, and betrayal, audiences should be warned: This drama is about something real. Perversion is a scathing political satire of the America we've lived through and where we still live today.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
This mega-musical classic is the longest-running show in Broadway history. Indeed, it is entirely likely that there are cast members currently in the show who were born after The Phantom of the Opera's opening night on Broadway in 1988. Based on Gaston Leroux's 1909 novel, Phantom centers on the hideously deformed "phantom" who lurks beneath the Paris Opera and on the object of his obsession, the young soprano Christine, whom he is determined to make a star and thereby win her affections. With a timeless score and a design that reinvented the stage spectacular forever, Phantom is a must-see on Broadway.
The show has something for everyone but will be especially enjoyed by devotees of the mega-musicals of the 1980s and '90s. If you love Les Misérables, Cats, or Miss Saigon, you'll love Phantom too. It has also become very popular with non-English speaking tourists who can enjoy the melodic score and breathtaking set as they follow the action onstage.
PharmaBro: An American Douchical! is a story about greed, the American dream gone wrong, and what happens when evil "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli tries to f*** with a certain hip-hop group and their pal Bill Murray. Full of hoverboards, hauntings, and fake news, this new musical has all the right ingredients for a ridiculous night of theater.
What happens when a young Muslim girl converts to radical Christianity? After leaving all religion behind, how will she navigate and find herself in a world where no bubbles or rules exist? Inner protests of food, sex, and her own peace of mind pave the road. Along the way, she meets many interesting characters in this musical comedy.
In Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline, Nya Joseph is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement. At the same time, she sends her only son, Omari, to a private boarding school. When Omari gets involved in a controversial incident that threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari's rage with her own parental decisions as she rallies to save her son.
Can love between blacks and Latinos survive? Platanos y Collard Greens is a tale of secret lovers from different cultures who fall in love at first sight...until Mom finds out and has a heart attack. Updated with new moments, current politics, and laughs, this show is now funnier than ever!
The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are attempting to put on a 1920s' murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
Love at first sight, blind dates, late night hook-ups, and ugly break-ups (among other dramas of dating life in NYC) unfold in this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience comprised of short plays about love and relationships set throughout Fat Baby's three levels. The production encourages audience members to interact with characters, grab drinks, and commiserate with other patrons as they choose what to watch and which stories to follow.
The Play/Date experience begins the moment tickets are reserved. Audience members can log on to their social media accounts (from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram) to friend and follow the characters they will meet upon arriving at Fat Baby. The relationships of their new "friends" explode when they meet this motley crew of soul mates, missed connections, and everyone in between (including the bartenders and cocktail waitresses uniting them all). With a guest DJ providing a score, Play/Date creates an electrifying mash-up of live performance, digital communication, and New York nightlife.
The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) is a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays themed around the question, "What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?" The results are being presented in different formats by a network of theaters between January 2017 and June 2018. These performances, staged readings, and community forums create an artistic and cultural dialogue centered around varying American and European understandings of privacy.
Note: Performance dates and locations vary. For more information, visit the Goethe-Institut website (URL below).
Enter The Portal and follow Dante through epic deserts and alpine mountains as he seeks the beautiful and mysterious Beatrice while being pursued by his inner demons. Driven by epic rock music that pulses with tribal and electronic beats, The Portal is part concert, part movie, and part performance. It not only entertains but also immerses the audience in a journey of transcendence and empowerment.
Porter Carroll, Jr of Hall & Oates and Atlantic star, along with The Tambourine Band featuring Wali Ali, Eric Perez, Danny Obadia & Kevin Hill begin their much anticipated Residency at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan. It's the ultimate baby boomers musical buffet; the Contemporary American songbook tantalizingly reworked into something fresh, imaginative and ultramodern, while constantly reflecting the roots of these sophisticated and powerful players. The entire show runs the gamut from R& B and improvisational Jazz to soul,funk,blues, rock & roll and more. It is a bold and daring nightclub act for the modern world.
Every week the cast takes a suggestion from the audience and turns it into a fully crafted musical. Each character is made up on the spot, as are the song-and-dance numbers! Led by Magnet Theater musical director Frank Spitznagel, Premiere: The Improvised Musical features a cast whose professional credits include Comedy Central, HBO, and Second City.
A self-obsessed actor (is there any other kind?) is having a midlife crisis. This leading man gets led astray by indulging his appetite for wine, women, and sleeping late, not necessarily in that order. A theater favorite, he finds himself caught amid crazed playwrights (is there any other kind?), fawning ingenues, secret trysts, and unexpected twists.
Who better to star in this Noël Coward comedy than real-life theater favorite Kevin Kline? Kline, a Tony- and Academy Award winner, takes on the role once filled by the playwright himself. Under the direction of Moritz von Stuelpnagel, this revival of Present Laughter promises to deliver on its title.
In Press Cuttings, it's 1909 and the men in charge of England are having a wild time trying to adjust to the Women's Rights movement! Press Cuttings, George Bernard Shaw's "suffragette comedy," involves a prime minister in drag (Tim Jerome), a conservative general out of control (Paxton Whitehead), a rebellious orderly (A.J. Shively), and some very determined women (Christine Pedi, Andréa Burns, Cady Huffman).
In Shaw's 1910 comedy Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Shakespeare (Shively again) has a secret rendezvous with Queen Elizabeth (Burns), who may or may not be one of his inspirations for some of his most treasured sonnets.
Pressing Matters is a boxed-set of six quirky stories nestled into one evening. Seven words map the course of a young couple's life. A young woman is on a perpetual quest to move forward with the help of her butler. A mother discovers parenting is an obstacle course in the modern age. Three generations of women find a common voice. Chloe and Essie remember. Passengers await their final destination. This work by Jennifer Jasper wastes no words as she weaves tales in her own humorous and heartfelt storytelling style.
Danny DeVito makes his Broadway debut in The Price!
When his family lost their fortune in the Great Depression, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents' estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long‐stifled, about the value of his sacrifice. One of the most personal plays from the consummate voice of the American everyman, Arthur Miller's The Price is a riveting story about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future.
Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.
This thrilling night of theatre includes hits from such celebrated musicals as West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera and more, in an unforgettable tribute to an unmatched Broadway career.
Safe in the liberal fortress of Manhattan, Raif Almedin is a first-generation immigrant who prides himself on his modern, enlightened views. But when his daughter falls for the son of a conservative Muslim family in White Plains, he discovers the threshold of his tolerance. In Zayd Dohrn's timely play, two families are forced to confront each other's religious beliefs and cultural traditions — and to face their own deep-seated prejudice.
Each month, Gingold Theatrical Group presents a different play by George Bernard Shaw (or his contemporaries). GTG is the first group to ever present performances of all of Shaw's 65 plays! This script-in-hand series is always packed with theatrical enthusiasts eager to share Shaw's comedic theatrical pieces, all embracing his bold humanitarian precepts encouraging human rights and free speech for all. Every play is presented as a staged reading by a specially assembled, star-studded cast. The reading is followed by a spirited talkback with the cast and an international team of Shavians.
Scheduled for May are two of Shaw's one-acts, Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets. In Press Cuttings, it's 1909 and the men in charge of England are having a wild time trying to adjust to the women's rights movement! George Bernard Shaw's "suffragette comedy" involves a prime minister in drag (Tim Jerome), a conservative general out of control (Paxton Whitehead), a rebellious orderly (A.J. Shively), and some very determined women (Christine Pedi, Andréa Burns, and Cady Huffman). In the 1910 comedy Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Shakespeare (Shively again) has a secret rendezvous with Queen Elizabeth (Burns), who may be one of the inspirations for some of his most treasured sonnets.
Public Forum takes over Joe's Pub for a four-night series of conversations about the art of songwriting. Director of Public Forum Michael Friedman will sit down with exciting and unexpected pairing of musicians and songwriters from all genres to discuss what it is that they do when they write a song – and how they make their own particular brand of magic.
The Public Theater continues its season-long exploration of radical protest movements in America with a look at the past, present, and future of radical feminism. This event is hosted by Rebecca Traister.
Some people are born to do great things. Some people change the world. Some people rise from humble beginnings to beat back the forces of darkness in the face of insurmountable odds. This is the story of the people who sit next to those people in class. Puffs; or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic gives viewers front row seats to the sidelines of the world's most famous magical journey. Puffs follows the story of a young wizard named Wayne Hopkins and the Puffs — a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers. Together, they do their best to learn spells, try not to get hurt, and discover what they're really made of…but, seriously, try not to get hurt.
A memoir by NYC punk scene insider Phil Marcade. The event will feature live performances by Phil Marcade (The Senders) backed by The Rousers + Friends including Steve Shevlin, Barry Ryan, Danny Ray, JF Vergel, as well as performances by The Waldos (featuring Walter Lure from The Heartbreakers), Lenny Kaye, Andy Shernoff (The Dictators), Lynne Von, Daddy Long Legs, plus a conversation with Marcade and Legs McNeil (author of punk oral history Please Kill Me), along with a slew of very special guests.
The Quantum Eye is Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception, and deception. Extraordinary ability and gentle humor blend with the audience to make for a different performance every time. Join Sam on a journey past the limits of possibility in a show you'll never forget. He's been dazzling audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006, making it the longest-running one-man off-Broadway magic show in New York.
Note: The Quantum Eye is sophisticated and family-friendly but may not be visually entertaining for children under 7 years of age.
Raw Bacon From Poland, 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Christina Masciotti's newest work, tells the story of shoe salesman and aspiring personal trainer Dennis Toledo, as a lifetime of trouble assumes a new intensity after a bad tour in Iraq. Though he's managed to anesthetize the enduring wounds of his service with prescription drug abuse, when he's arrested on a domestic violence charge and sentenced to Brooklyn Treatment Court, he's forced to find new ways to handle his volatile tangle of mixed emotions. Further upheaval with his wife leaves him perched on the edge of recovery with an all-consuming drive to win full custody of his six-year-old daughter.