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This newly re-imagined musical production of 1001 Nights features early songs by Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, and Disney's Frozen). In this celebration of brainy imagination over brawn, a princess uses her wits to save a kingdom from an evil decree as she spins tale after tale for a narrow-minded king. This playful adaptation of the Arabian Nights fairy tales is recommended for ages six and up, but welcomes children of all ages!
The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world, and has attracted sold-out crowds since it's premiere in 2003. This fall marks the 14th year for this celebrated event, and producers, Thirsty Girl & Pontani Productions will once again, serve up 4 nights of glitter and glamour in Gotham, with over 120 eye-popping performances from international leading burlesque and variety entertainers at five of NYC's hottest nightclubs. Bringing together over 2,700 enthusiastic audience members who, in addition to enjoying tassels and tail feathers will be entertained by live music, international DJ's, variety and circus performers, boylesque, and a burlesque bazaar where you can try on custom corsets, peruse pasties, hair ornaments, vintage dresses, lingerie and even partake in a pin-up make-over.
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will enter its 25th year as a not-for-profit service organization with its annual gala, the TRU Love Benefit. This year's theme is Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts. After 10 years of Sunday brunch benefits, TRU is moving into the evening with pre-show cocktails at the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center lobby, awards and performance in the Auditorium, plus a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception afterwards at the upcoming Lincoln Center exhibition of costumes from Olivier and Tony Award winning musicals, Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York. Reception will feature a Silent Auction and a Live Auction whose prizes will include an $8000 cruise to anywhere in the world.
The evening, which features all singing, all dancing, and all women, will benefit The Actors Fund's Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. Nothing Like a Dame will honor Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie with the first-ever Phyllis Newman Dame Award.
For the past 25 years David Ippolito has been known to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and to people from across the country and around the world as That Guitar Man From Central Park. As a fiercely independent singer/songwriter and storyteller, David has been sharing music and laughs, stories, political satire, thoughts and feelings in Manhattan's backyard for an entire generation. Help us celebrate a quarter century of this uniquely New York phenomenon with The CSD Band (George Wurzbach, Teresa Reynolds, Chris Tedesco, Russ Debonis, Dan Paccione) and special surprise guests. They will sing and play new originals and audience favorites, that will have the whole house singing. We laugh as much as we sing at these every year.
27 explores the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, who hosted regular salon evenings at their Paris home at 27 Rue de Fleurus, with such guests as Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Man Ray, Henri Matisse and Ernest Hemingway. Originally commissioned by Opera Theater of St. Louis, 27 received its world premiere in June 2014. For the New York Premiere, Ricky Ian Gordon has expanded portions of the opera originally sung by a small male ensemble and re-scored them for the full MasterVoices chorus.
Now in its 28th year, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Annual Festival of New Musicals attracts theatre producers from around the world for this industry-only event to discover eight new musicals presented in 45-minute concert presentations over two days.
39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name! The show's uproarious fast-paced 100 minutes promises to leave you gasping for breath… in a good way!
Eliza Doolittle is the original 'Pretty Woman'! Your favorite musical about a bet to turn a cockney flower girl into a lady comes to Feinstein's/54 Below in this very special concert version. For lovers of Broadway musicals, this winner of the 1957 Tony Award for Best Musical is the Holy Grail of Golden Age shows. Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is quite possibly Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's best known work. Join us as a very special cast of Broadway favorites sings the beloved score, from "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" to "On The Street Where You Live" to "I Could Have Danced All Night" and beyond.
Relive the Drama! Relive the Drinking and Drugging! Relive the Sideburns! From Bob and Tobly McSmith, the creators of Bayside! The Musical, Full House! The Musical!, Katdashians! The Musical! and Showgirls! The Musical!, 90210! The Musical! answers all of the most dramatic questions: Can Brandon and Brenda be 90210 cool? Who would win the 1993 Sideburn Contest: Dylan McKay or Brandon Walsh?! Who dies at the Peach Pit?! Will Steve Sanders be eaten by a Sharknado?! Who has resting Brenda face?! IS ANDREA ZUCKERMAN POOR AS HELL?! Can Emily Valentine kick her crippling UE4A addiction in time to burn down the school?! Will Tori Spelling graduate?!
From the author of War Horse comes a full arsenal of live music, dance and visual hi jinx! Kneehigh and Emma Rice, the new Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, return to St. Ann's with 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted from the novella by Michael Morpurgo. This true tale of local townsfolk and the African American soldiers sent to rehearse the Normandy invasion from their shores explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. Seen through the lens of a little girl and her lost cat, 946 takes its title from the number of casualties sustained during these bungled maneuvers, a secret kept, until now, by the American and British governments.
New York's finest improvisers join forces with New York's finest poets in a unique format that is part comedy show, part poetry feature and completely unpredictable.
It all begins with an exquisite corpse written collaboratively, line-by-line by the audience beforehand. The improvisers then delve in, building an entire world around the themes and imagery of the poem and inhabiting it with a cast of characters that are wildly funny, heartbreakingly tragic, and everything in between.
Along the way, the show is fueled by the amazing work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the country and across the globe, shaking the rafters and rousing souls with original poetry that is raw, personal and profound.
The whole show ends with the performance of a brand new poem written on the spot and inspired by the entire show. It's comedy, it's poetry, it's theater and art. It is everything you came to this New York to see.
The cast includes performers and poets with credits from This American Life, NPR, The Onion, The Second City, The Truth Podcast, Reductress and Story Pirates.
"Kiss Punch Poem is a rare find... uproarious and heartfelt." – Time Out Chicago
"[KissPunchPoem] celebrates the fresh and surprising associations that are generated by both improv and poetry." - The American Reader
"Their performance took me back to the formative years of the slam. It was exhilarating." – Mark Smith (founder of Slam Poetry)
Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party will kick off our season and we're really excited about it! This brilliantly observed comedy makes a perfect match for TBG's spontaneous approach. The play captures epic denial in London suburbia and even though penned in 1977, Leigh points out, "It still hits a nerve about the way we live."
A reading of the two-character play that Calvin Trillin has adapted from the book he wrote about his late wife, the educator Alice Stewart Trillin. A production of Theatre for a New Audience. With Jessica Hecht as Alice and Tony Shalhoub as Calvin. Directed by Leonard Foglia.
Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), 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 video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew 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.
"The Accidental Pervert Will Arouse Your Socks Off!" - Village Voice
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, video, 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.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village area of New York!
• Award winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner 2013 BEST COMEDY Award in Panama City, Panama!
• Opening in Zurich, Switzerland and the Island of Malta 2014! 2015 premiers in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway!
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 Adventures of Seucy and Boto uses dance, puppetry and music to tell mythological stories from the Amazon Jungle. Created and performed by Loco 7, this popular family-friendly series will play all of The Adventures in repertory, including the world premiere of a new episode.
African Footprint celebrates the diversity of South Africa, uniting the creative talents of choreographers, musicians, writers and performers from all walks of life. This is a performance that reflects the true South Africa, one that captured the sense of history and hope for the future that the people carry in them. This is an explosive and emotional performance that was televised around the world and seen by over 250 million viewers. It was an instant hit and went on to become not only the first musical to feature a mixed race cast, but also the longest running musical in South African history!
The beautiful Susanna is cornered by two elders of the town while bathing naked in her garden. They offer her an impossible choice: submit to their desires, or resist and face slander and public trial. Her decision, and the repercussions that follow, sets the stage for a powerful and unnervingly contemporary examination of slut-shaming, rape culture, and the exploitation of women's sexuality in popular media. In After I Was Free, Everyday Inferno presents in-progress excerpts from Caroline Angell's original musical adaptation of the biblical story of Susanna and the Elders, with music by Grace Oberhofer.
This one act play centers on two characters from Chekhov (Sonya Serebriakova from Uncle Vanya and Andrey Prozorov from Three Sisters) meeting in a café in Moscow in the 1920s. Joe Dowling, former artistic director of The Guthrie Theater, directs.
Aging Magician is an epic new opera-theater work that tells the story of Harold, an aging clockmaker near the end of his unusual life. A string quartet and Brooklyn Youth Chorus help Harold uncover his legacy as the New Victory stage is transformed into a living, breathing instrument. Creators Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter, New Vic 1999), Rinde Eckert, Paola Prestini and Mark Stewart bring together the worlds of music, theater, puppetry, instrument making and scenic design to paint this poignant allegory on time, youth and the peculiar magic of ordinary life, or perhaps, the ordinary magic of a peculiar life.
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!
Now in its 30th year, the world renowned group returns to BPAC for two residencies in the fall and in the spring. The ensemble has become known for their interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Shostavokich, as well as being an advocate for new music with over 25 commissions to date. The Alexander String Quartet has played throughout the major music halls on five continents, including Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Museum in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, and The Library of Congress.
Now in its 30th year, the world renowned group returns to BPAC for two residencies in the fall and in the spring. The ensemble has become known for their interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Shostavokich, as well as being an advocate for new music with over 25 commissions to date. The Alexander String Quartet has played throughout the major music halls on five continents, including Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Museum in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, and The Library of Congress. This season's concerts will feature three world premieres, as well as the group's traditional repertoire.
Faye Johnson is a high school English teacher and guidance counselor in a loving marriage. As she recounts her experiences with a favored student from her past, Faye slowly reveals the truth that is hidden just beneath the surface details of her life. All The Ways To Say I Love You is a solo play about love, hard choices, and the cost of fulfilling an all-consuming desire.
Emerald and Ty are twin orphaned teenagers who live in the backwoods of the Florida Everglades and wrestle 'gators in a roadside attraction. Careening through encounters in their small tourist town, they meet self-destructive young locals looking for a future and desperate young wanderers looking for a home; all carry secrets under ever-present layers of desire. Alternately realistic and surreal, scored with gritty rock music, Alligator is a muscular, satisfying play about learning to tame our darkest impulses.
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science, the follow-up to the smash Edible Inevitable Tour, makes its Broadway debut. Brown has a knack for mixing together science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. Critics and fans have raved about the interactive components of Brown's shows.
It is the art of talking about something by referring to something else. Welcome to the boudoir of the roaring inconscient.
With a showman's flair, a comedian's wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist or thought reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for six decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind…his own. His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world.
The Amazing Max bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectator's faces. "An awesome and hilarious live magic show" PBS Kids. "Max Darwin is indeed amazing " Time Out Kids. "His ability to astound is something to see" Huffington Post. This show is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families in town today.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards!
An American in Paris transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II into a new Broadway musical of romance, redemption and hope.
The Fred Barton Orchestra with Broadway's Christiane Noll perform works by Academy®, Tony®, Grammy Award® and Pulitzer Prize winning composer and lyricist Frank Loesser including songs from Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed, and more.
Celebrating Broadway and Hollywood's most dynamic and prolific songwriting duos. This Tony winning team brought us the classic musicals Cabaret and Chicago as well as cult classics like Kiss of the Spider Woman and Steel Pier. Enjoy the sultry melodies and sophisticated lyrics of songs such as "Willkommen," "All that Jazz," "Liza with a 'Z'," and "New York, New York."
Singer-songwriter Amy Allison sings mostly original songs and some standards, accompanied by Lee Feldman on piano & Jon Graboff on guitar.
Actress/singer Ana Gasteyer makes her Café Carlyle debut performing an eclectic range of covers and reimagined classics from her critically acclaimed jazz album, I'm Hip, including her surprisingly smooth takes on Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," "One Mint Julep" (made famous by Ray Charles) and "A Proper Cup of Coffee." Her saucy selections tell stories with humor, heartbreak, and the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for a good time.
An existential comedy centered around some of the most powerful and memorable women of history (Queen Victoria, Cleopatra, Andromeda, Heloise, Joan of Arc) as they wait on an island in the river Styx for the final leg of their soul's journey to eternal peace or damnation. Their monotonous afterlife is shaken up when women's lib icon and erotica writer Anais Nin arrives to the island planting seeds of change.
From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical, Anastasia, is the romantic, adventure-filled story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past. The new musical is inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker, who The New York Times has called "one of the freshest and most talented dramatists to emerge Off Broadway in the past decade," returns for the second production of her Signature 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 Magazine and Time Magazine, among others.
Apollo Amateur Night is the original amateur talent competition. The audience picks the winners and the losers in this weekly interactive talent showcase.
A man shares a bowl of berries, and a young woman falls in love. A world away, a mother prepares a bowl of soup to keep her son from leaving home. And a son cooks a meal for his dying father to say everything that words can't. In Julia Cho's poignant and lyrical new play, the making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language, and the medium through which life gradually reveals itself.
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. There, 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.
If you were ever a baby, The Babies is the musical for you. Going all the way from the womb to preschool, watch the babies as they sing and dance and tell you what they really think. A musical from a producer of The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island.
It's 1967. A writer from bohemian Greenwich Village (to be played by Josh Radnor) commutes to Levittown to teach a creative writing class. His students discover the power of storytelling to alter their lives, and one special student (Elizabeth Reaser) – a kindred spirit? something more? – reawakens his own artistic impulses.
BAMcafé Live is a weekly performance series, featuring great artists from jazz, spoken word, blues, afro-pop, latin, r&b, rock, and experimental backgrounds such as Billy Martin, Survival Soundz, Tracie Morris, Carl Hancock Rux, Duncan Sheik, and much more.
An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. A new musical based on the critically acclaimed screenplay which received 36 major international awards.
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.
After playing to sell-out crowds in Dublin, Edinburgh and London, the cult hit show Bears in Space arrives in New York City with its acclaimed original cast. Two cosmonaut bears on a spaceship hurtle toward the impossibly distant limits of the universe while chased by villainous beings. An ethereal adventure that considers the perils and wonders of a journey across space and time to nowhere.
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
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Winner of 2 Tony Awards!
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, 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.
A limited number of tickets will be available for all Tuesday – Friday performances through a digital lottery, which will open at 8:00AM daily for both matinee and evening performances, and will remain open until 10:30AM and 3:00PM, respectively, when the winners will be drawn. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing, and will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets with a credit card online. Tickets will be $39 each, including the facility fee.
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.
Random Access Theatre is proud to present a three month extension of our popular Drunk Restoration Comedy series! Starting with a special benefit performance of The Beggar's Opera, join us for an interactive night of old-school debauchery. Part scripted, part improvisation, part drinking game, Drunk Restoration Comedy allows audience members "choose-their-own-adventure" by deciding which performers will have the most mighty hangovers come Saturday morning.
All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you've never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks 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 awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down!
Come on down to Bear Country where the Berenstain Bears are starring in an exciting, new production, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical. Papa Bear can't stop eating junk food, Brother Bear's grades are slipping, and Sister Bear still has a lot to learn about talking to strangers. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. After all, this is one bear tree house where family truly matters!
Now on sale through April, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.
Each performance features a FREE Berenstain Bears post-show dance party, face painting and photos with the Berenstain Bears."
The third annual Best in Shows – Broadway Legends Honor the Humane Society of New York, will be presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni and will have music direction by Seth Rudetsky, who will also host the star-studded show featuring Broadway's brightest performers, joined by surprise two and four legged guests.
Internationally renowned tabla player, Bickram Ghosh, brings together a virtuosic five-person ensemble that explores the ancient world of Indian percussion in an electrifying evening of drumming and vocalizing, with added sitar.
A thoroughly original retelling of Mark Twain's classic novel about friendship, freedom, and the untamed Mississippi, Big River was a musical underdog as scrappy and restless as Huckleberry Finn himself. The show was created in the age of British spectacles by a quintessentially American artist—the beloved country-western singer Roger Miller—and his Tony Award-winning score is a scintillating blend of bluegrass, gospel, and honky tonk. More than thirty years later, Big River remains an affecting journey through 1840s America in all its beauty and savagery.
An uncompromising theatrical experience that includes aerial artists, wire walkers, sword swallowers, Kung Fu juggling, clown bands, trained rats, a Heavy Metal Magician, a cougar contortionist & a cowboy from the Bronx.
Critically acclaimed Irish writer Conor McPherson adapts Daphne du Maurier's sensual and intriguing story, which was also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of the same title. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of mad attacking birds. They find temporary sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there's no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. When another refugee arrives with news of the outside world, paranoia takes hold of this makeshift fortress. An unsettling look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse.
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
In the spring of 1866 the Academy of Music burned down stranding a recently imported Parisian ballet troupe. When Niblo's Garden manager William Wheatley offered to integrate the ballet into a melodrama he'd acquired from playwright Charles M. Barras, the musical was born, running five hours long, including over a hundred performers, and featuring the most modern scenic technologies to date.
The Black Crook returns to its downtown roots to celebrate its 150th anniversary, marking the rumored birth of the American Musical. Rather than hundreds of performers, our reimagining requires little more than eight actor-musicians, including Randy Blair and Kate Weber, inhabiting dozens of roles, dancing a "grand ballet", and performing original music from the 1866 score.
Blood Wedding (Bodas De Sangre) is a tragedy inspired by a true story of a young bride in 20th century Andalusia who escapes arranged marriage to be with her lover, leading to betrayal and violence.
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory 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.
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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, four-time 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 is written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time 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.
A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through the lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $32.00 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Casts of popular Broadway shows as well as special guest performances by Broadway, Tv, and Film stars in the upscale acoustic environment of the hotel's Living Room. This new bi-weekly series will be hosted by Daniel J. Watts of the fan-favorite, smash hit Tony Award winning musical Hamilton and feature a new Broadway cast every other week.
Every Thursday night at 11 PM Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's great songs. This ever-changing cast of stars will sing the show tunes they know and love best. Jesse Kissel is the musical director and Scott Siegel hosts!
In an evening featuring Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers, Bare, Found), Laura Dreyfuss (Glee, Once), and Alex Finke (Les Miserables), performers from Broadway and Off-Broadway will come together to sing music spanning the pop, rock and folk genres. Proceeds from the evening will go to Syrian refugees receiving aid from UNICEF, which is currently mobilizing the largest humanitarian operation in history.
Since the Syrian conflict began four years ago, over 12 million people, more than the entire population of New York City, have been displaced both inside the country and beyond its borders. Because bombs are still being dropped and fighting is raging with no end in sight, too many are unable to return to their homes and every day lives.
This concert is an effort to raise funds and awareness for a situation that is growing more desperate each day, and aims to serve as a reminder that the Broadway community has a special ability to bring people together to positively impact the world.
The Broadway Loves series makes its eagerly-anticipated return to Feinstein's/54 Below this November with Broadway Loves Britney, a sleek evening of song and dance paying tribute to the princess of pop, Grammy award-winner Britney Spears. The concerts will be produced and musically directed by Benjamin Rauhala (American Psycho) and feature choreography by Sunny Walters, who danced with Spears in various tours, music videos, and television appearances. The concerts will pair Spears' most iconic hits with new dances influenced by her iconic choreography in a thrilling and unique cabaret experience.
Broadway songs are composed within the framework of a story. Through the music the lyrics can permeate the soul and expose the human experience. Broadway has always been the driving force behind the entertainment industry in New York City. Let your imagination or memories stir through this program of Broadway gems.
The very first Broadway Prince Party will be an unforgettable MANLY evening of heroism, bravura, and macho magic. The all-star cast will sing the most beloved 'prince' songs of stage and screen in a thrilling evening that is not to be missed! Where else might the son of a Greek God converse with a prince enchanted by the voice of a mermaid? Or might the ruler of the Pride Lands converse with a prince in pursuit of a maiden whose foot fits a glass slipper?
A cast of 15 Broadway stars from shows such as Hamilton, Spring Awakening, and Waitress will sing completely new arrangements of the pop queen's greatest hits (including selections from her recent Lemonade album), accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, and Whitney Houston.
Cancer is often detected at a stage where there is no cure. Early detection is the critical answer to saving lives. Did you know dogs can detect cancer earlier and with greater accuracy than any current testing?
Join us for the first annual Broadway Sniffs Out Cancer, an all-star Broadway benefit concert to raise money to train our canine friends to save lives and honor all of the loved ones we've lost to cancer. Stars from Broadway's Hamilton, Wicked, Rent, Book of Mormon, Chicago, Allegiance, Godspell, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line (and some surprise celebrity special guests) will unite for one night only to raise money to support two of the international organizations at the forefront of this cutting-edge method of early detection.
Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed concert with "Sound Design by God" returns to Town Hall for its record-breaking 14th season. The concert stars Tony Award Winner Chuck Cooper, Tony Nominee Tom Wopat, Olivier Nominee Kyle Scatliffe, Drama Desk Nominee Alix Korey, Drama Desk Nominee Ryan Silverman, downtown diva Molly Pope, and many more award-winning stars.
Created by long-time fans and professionals of the theatre community, BroadwayCon is theatre's answer to a comic con, tailor-made for fans like you.
Featuring three exciting days of performances, panels, workshops, autographs, photo booths, Q&As, meet-and-greets, singalongs, and much more!
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.
During our theater production you will step into the lives of the Thomas sisters as they learn more about themselves and each other. Watch as they unveil pieces of themselves…the pieces that they didn't want anyone to the see…the pieces of themselves that they were ashamed of and tried so desperately to hide. Bruised But Not Broken is about healing when you thought that you were too messed up, too damaged, too bruised to heal. It's about getting up after you have fallen. It's about God's ability to take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it into good. Remember, bitter becomes sweet when you put in the Master's hands.
Argentine Tango company Estampas Porteñas and their newest production, Deseos: Stories of Longing and Desire, a celebration of the greatest artistic elements of Argentina including the indomitable tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos, and the country's wide range of musical styles.
Galloping through forty years in a New England seminary, Bull in a China Shop follows Mary Woolley and her partner Jeannette Marks as they reform and revolutionize women's education at the height of the suffrage movement. As evolving ambitions and desires strain the couple's relationship, this fast-paced comedy explores how we change the world, how the world changes us, and how we try to grow old together.
As talkinbroadway's Patrick Thomas wrote about the San Francisco premiere of Tony Award winner Cady Huffman's (The Producers, The Nance) new show, "Cady has too much talent…she can sing (mezzo and soprano), handle roles both comic and dramatic, was a ballerina as a child, and can charm the hell out of a cabaret audience…From the moment she walked on stage, her million-watt smile lit up the room and presented a perfect cabaret show: songs you know, a few you don't, some delivered in different arrangements or styles than you're used to, and just the right amount of patter. "I was the girl who chased the boys, caught them, and then held them so the other girls could kiss them."
In times of political unrest, must a man die for the greater good of the nation? The assassinations of Rome's great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York's acclaimed The Acting Company pairs Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with X, a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley (The House that Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Every Tongue Confess, On The Levee). Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment and retribution.
Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton, in the role he was born to play, 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.
Magis Theatre Company brings Calderon's Two Dreams, a repertory performance of two classic works by Pedro Calderon de la Barca.
Join Burlesque Star World Famous BOB & Style Icon Dust Tea Shoulders at Campfire! Queer Storytime for tales of hilarity & heartbreak & a chance for you to take the stage.
Burlesque Star World Famous BOB (Untitled Feminist Show, One Man Show, The Lily's Revenge, Vienna Boylesque Festival) & Downtown Darling Dust Tea Shoulders (Director – The Love Junkie, Dirty Laundry & Dear Stranger I Love You (Bridget Barkan) & Me and Mr. Jones, My Intimate Relationship With David Bowie (Raquel Cion) join forces to bring you CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime.
NYC's premiere comedy nightclub, Cartolines on Broadway presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national stand-up circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design, and can accommodate over 250 people. 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.
There is a two drink minimum for all shows
CasablancaBox is an exploration into the accidental nature of great art through the lens of the classic film Casablanca. Stories of risk, sacrifice, brilliance and accidents are told by actors who jump in and out of time, character, gender, style, tone, aesthetic and, most importantly, Casablanca. With an intricately woven multi-narrative script and video score, CasablancaBox is an imagined "making of" and an immersion into the glamour, war, censorship, sexism, racism, addiction and refugee crisis of 1940s' Hollywood.
Based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger- than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks.
The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold via digital lottery. The lottery will open at 10 a.m. and will remain open until 3 p.m. for evening performances. For two-show days, the Lottery will open at 12 p.m. and close at 3 p.m. For matinee performances, the Lottery will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 11 a.m. Winners will be notified by e-mail minutes after drawing and will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets with a credit card online. They must present their photo ID at the Neil Simon Theatre box office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the corresponding performance to pick up their tickets.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, feature a line-up 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.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will feature new 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.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will also include some new, special 'celebrity mash-ups'--Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working 'it' out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are;" Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of 'diva-dom;" and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
Before the days of radio and television, wealthy patrons would regularly invite entertainers into their homes, to delight small gatherings of family and friends. In those sophisticated, friendly environs, the living room became the stage, and the audience looked gleefully on, mere inches from the show.
Master conjuror, Steve Cohen, is recreating this posh, intimate entertainment experience, in his exclusive evening show, Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring. Some of the tricks Cohen will perform include:
- the linking of three borrowed wedding rings
- the bending of metal with his mind
- the single most astonishing card trick he's learned in twenty years of study.
Cocktail attire is requested.
Midnight showings of Chamber Magic are also available for groups of 15 or more.
For more than 50 years Roald Dahl's story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has captured imaginations around the world, and now for the first time Broadway audiences are invited to experience Willy Wonka's delightful and semi-dark chocolate world first-hand. Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka's world of pure imagination. Get ready for chocolate waterfalls, exquisitely nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa-Loompas.
The Argentine based, Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the all-male company's work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho.
PostScriptum is a unique, intimate play based on original text from Chekhov's timeless classics: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and Three Sisters,created by the iconic, internationally acclaimed Moscow Art Theater director Adolf Shapiro - in one act, in English.
Set in Russia at the turn of the twentieth century, The Cherry Orchard chronicles a noblewoman's return to her family estate after a five-year absence to escape troubling memories of her son's death. Lyubov Ranevskaya arrives home to find the cherry orchard in full bloom, but the finances of the estate on the verge of ruin. Lyubov and her brother, Gaev, find themselves scrambling to retain a vision of gentility amidst a climate of huge social and economic transition.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxy shoots her lover Fred, she employs the unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn to get her 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 the 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.
A limited number of $26.50 rush tickets are available for purchase (cash only) at the box office only, on the day of each performance. There is a limit of two rush tickets per person.
NYC's longest running improv company, Chicago City Limits (CCL), opens their 40th season with Hus on First? The MAC award-winning group, described by NY critics as the "funniest show in town," "ingenious and very, very funny," and "the perfect masters of improvisation," bring their newest show, complete with brilliant, improvised scenes and songs, to the East Side, back to the Jan Hus Playhouse where they held court for fourteen years. It's all created in-the-moment, inspired by suggestions from the audience and today's headlines.
The mine collapses. A young miner is expelled from the coalmine in which he works. His only chance to keep working for the mining company is to head for the area of Chiflón de Diablo, the area known as one of the most dangerous places a miner can work in Chile. Based in part on the story El Chiflón del Diablo by Baldomero Lillo, a distinguished Chilean author, as well as research on the mining town of Lota in Chile, El Silencio del Carbón is a hauntingly beautiful, non-vocal marionette work that connects deeply with a broad family audience.
Julia never bought a baby before. Okay, she's adopting, but the agency sure makes her feel like she's buying a baby. Couples competing in the free market of love. Bad ovaries but good credit? Step right up! Did you know some kids are discounted? A black baby—which is what Julia and her wife are seeking—costs 1/2 of a white baby. Almost makes Julia and Amy want to run out and start a chapter of the Black Panthers - and Amy's white! The one saving grace is that the waiting time for adopting a black child is six months instead of the two years it takes for a white baby. Oh wait, a gay couple? Make that a year. What's that? Julia is a recovering alcoholic? And she's insisting on including that info in their Dear Birth Mother letter? Make that anywhere between 2 years and… Hilary Clinton's second term! But only five days after signing the contract at the adoption agency, a bomb drops…
Chimney-holic - Chimney sweeping is his life's work. That's why he keeps making chimneys… Daydreams appear all of a sudden out of nowhere but you may realize they've just been lurking in your life. Puppeteer Maiko Kikuchi tries to catch those daydreams and drag them out in front of you by collaging sounds, objects and movements.
Ruby & Charlie - Inspired by the soulful music of Ray Charles and using it as a backdrop for a pair of hearts in the 1950s, Ruby & Charlie combines love, death, disappointment, and swing dance. Developed in part at the O'Neill Puppetry Conference and The Freight with a grant from the Henson Foundation, Ruby & Charlie utilizes tabletop puppetry and a nonverbal narrative to illustrate the relationship highs and woes we all experience.
Marcel & Man Ray - A multi-media performance exploring the lifelong friendship of the Dada artists Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. Dabbling in chess, sculpture, painting and photography, the two men helped shape an era of art that caused a sensation after the First World War. This performance is an excerpt from a developing full-length theatrical performance.
Chip and Gus, oddball acquaintances meet once a month to play ping pong. But on this funny, sad, and surprising night, something will change their relationship forever. A fast, furious, smart comedy with balls. Winner of the 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Ensemble.
"ChipandGus is bright, funny and cathartic: an emotionally resonant buddy comedy for thinking audiences." - Time Out New York, 4 stars
"Mullen is a delight… Ahlin is spectacular… entertaining and thought-provoking." - Theatre Is Easy, Best Bet
"Mullen and Ahlin hit genuinely poignant notes on love and friendship, and the reasons we engage in them...They take on an Abbott and Costello rapport." - Theater Mania
"ChipandGus" is funny, real, sad, and surprising…the play began through their love of ping pong and grew into a profound and heart-wrenching play." - NY Theatre Guide
Chita: Nowadays features signature favorites, new selections and special collaborations with her guests, plus a very unique version of the West Side Story classic "America."
Chix 6 is a modern pop/rock musical about a 25 year old female comic book artist who learns to love herself and re-connect to her dreams when her own super heroine creations come to life. In collaboration with UNESCO, this production travels the world to engage youth with issues of empowerment for young women.
From the streets of Bangladesh to the stages of London, follow the life of a young man who was born the son of a cook but dreams of becoming a dancer. An autobiographical solo dance piece created by Akram Khan, one of Britain's most celebrated choreographers, Chotto Desh uses contemporary dance, humorous text and an evocative score to create a visually compelling, cross-cultural story about the struggle of being "other." At turns intimate and epic, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in a modern world.
Chris Gethard: Career Suicide is a new comedy about depression, alcoholism, suicide, and the other funniest parts of life. Chris holds nothing back as he dives into his experiences with mental illness, ethically questionable psychiatry, and finding hope in weird places… even northern New Jersey. From devastating lows to manic highs, Chris Gethard: Career Suicide is a painfully honest journey into the mind of one of the most original and exciting comics at work today.
Directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced on Broadway, The Who And The What), Chris Gethard: Career Suicide will have scenic design by Brendan Boston (The Iceman Cometh), lightning design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed on Broadway) and Trevor Dewey (The Coast of Utopia: Voyage), and sound design by Ryan Rumery (Fool For Love on Broadway).
Multiple Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole makes her highly anticipated return to Café Carlyle with a brand new show, After The Ball.
A lively musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale. Follow along with Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by four ghosts; his old business partner Marley, the ghost of Christmas past, present and future. See what happens when he gets a glimpse of his own future if he doesn't change his life. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? Find out by joining us for this special holiday show with a story so warm it will melt the cold heart of even the grumpiest Scrooge!
Cirque du Soleil has dazzled audiences the world over, and now it's finally coming to Broadway with its boldest, most heart-soaring spectacle ever. Paramour spins the thrilling tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood. Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance, Paramour is a groundbreaking new event that will transport you to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.
In this gripping drama, Robert, an English aristocrat, and his free-spirited Irish wife Maddy find their loving relationship overwhelmed by the dangerous political climate in Ireland, which threatens to separate them for good. Should Robert ensure his own economic prosperity by betraying his wife and child, or should he risk banishment to inhospitable land to keep his family intact?
Set against Oliver Cromwell's ruthless campaign to force Catholics out of Ireland, Helen Edmundson's brilliantly original and heartbreakingly relevant play The Clearing examines our universal desire for acceptance amid prejudice and fear in a stunning tale of treachery, romance, and passion.
A new work by celebrated experimental playwright Eric Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan.
With the worldwide success of "A Hallelujah Christmas" and their chart-topping Christmas album (We Sing Joy), Cloverton takes the Schimmel stage for two concerts to put you in the Christmas spirit. The four-piece pop-rock group performs classic hymns such as "What Child is This?" and "Joy to the World," and audience favorites "Carol of the Bells" and "A Hallelujah Christmas," among others. You won't want to miss out on this one of a kind Christmas experience.
Are you are thinking, comedy on the Upper East Side? Yes! We have an amazing line-up of some of the hottest comedians in the City, performing at a bar price! This is quickly becoming one of the best kept secrets of the summer.
Coffeehouse Chronicles is a free educational performance series exploring the history and development of Off-Off Broadway from its inception within the Village "Coffeehouse Theatres" of the 1960s through today. Part artist portrait, part creative event, part history lesson, part community forum, it is our mission to provide a home, as did our founder Ellen Stewart, for personal and intimate engagement with art. Since 2005 La MaMa has presented more than 130 Coffeehouse Chronicles featuring personal oral accounts from artists of the day as well as conversations with present day artists who continue to work in the same bold, daring manner.
This dramatic portrait depicts the artistic relationship between two of the twentieth century's greatest artists. It captures an historic art-world moment as the iconic Pop artist Andy Warhol and the Neo-expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basquiat attempt to navigate the perilous terrain of art and fame while collaborating on a joint series of paintings for their New York City gallery exhibition.
A bar, a restaurant, the office, the bedroom; these are the places where the real conversations happen. There are plenty of deep wells, and whether we fall in or find that we've been pushed, it falls on us to dig ourselves out. They're the most important fights. The ones that prepares us for all the others. The ones we need to fight to balance who we are and who we need to be.
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.
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production" (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.
2016 Best Actress Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo ("an incandescent new star" says The New York Times) leads a powerhouse cast in this epic story of a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South.
Joining her (through October 2 only) is Tony and Grammy® winner Heather Headley (Aida) and Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks in her acclaimed Broadway debut. Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) joins the cast October 4.
Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls "one of the greatest revivals ever."
In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world.
When the world stopped, their stories moved us all.
There is nothing like seeing stand up comedy in person. The electricity and spontaneity of a comedian in front of a live audience is something very special. And there is no better place in New York City to experience the best stand up has to offer than the world famous Comic Strip Live. Nightly performers and special guests hail from NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brian, HBO's Chris Rock Live, FOX's Comic Strip Live, CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, as well as Broadway and Major Motion Pictures.
Commencing: A Night of Jane Shepard Shorts is an all-female cast and crew production of 3 short plays by award-winning playwright Jane Shepard.
The three selections, Nine, Commencing, and Friends of the Deceased, are from Shepard's KickAss Plays for Women. Edgy, original, and with a darkly comic humanity, each play examines in very different ways the tender, funny, often tortuous quest for meaning. Jane writes incredibly rich and truthful female characters not often seen on stage.
The distance between recovering alcoholic Leda and her Born-Again daughter is filled with silence and anger. Upon the advice of a therapist dealing with her own host of troubles, Leda tries to bridge that distance and prepare her daughter for the calamity just ahead.
Communion explores the dark places of relations and what is needed to repair a familial bond under the pressures of religion, recovery and a ticking clock. It asks whether or not some bonds are too damaged to mend.
Commemorate Veterans Day as the orchestra honors the brave men and women of the nation's armed forces.
The streets are full of protest. Economic inequality strains the social fabric. Debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust. It's election year in Rome, 493 B.C.E. As unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion, the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest. But beneath this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness. This visceral new production will spark an electric dramatic dialogue between actors and audiences.
Cost of Living is the story of four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each 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 over-worked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Majok's play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies — abled and disabled — meet each other.
This romantic comedy follows Bobby Child who works as a banker for his overbearing mother but dreams of dancing with the most popular show in New York City, Zangler's Follies. After a failed audition, his mother sends him to Deadrock, Nevada to forclose on a rundown theater. There he meets Polly Baker, who, unbeknownst to him, is the daughter of the theater's owner and she has vowed to get even with Bobby if she ever meets him. Bobby falls in love with her instantly and hatches a plan to save the theater.
Live arts. Up close. Culturemart is the annual festival of hybrid works in progress coming out of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), where process becomes the focus. Beautifully produced, yet still in development, Culturemart provides a platform for current and often a few former Resident Artists to blur the boundaries between dance, theater, music, new media, puppetry and visual art, melding these forms to support their adventurous visions. This year's program will feature 12 workshop performances spanning genres as varied as surreal object-theater, cinematic music-theater, immersive historical theater and everything in-between.
Donald is trying to live his life as a gay man in 1980s New York—a struggling actor no less. Of course his parents are in denial about his lifestyle, disapprove of his career choice, and question his flair for decoration.
To get his family to stop kvetching, Donald needs a son.
With the help of his ballsy best friend Henrietta and rising drag queen Levi, Donald hires the ten-year-old kid from downstairs to play his son. What could go wrong? This fast-paced new comedy, from the wit of Marshall Goldberg, takes audiences on a rollicking risqué ride to remind us just how far we'll go for family.
DakhaBrakha returns, by popular demand, after a sold-out 2016 performance! This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet to released album as well as old favorites. Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha's hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkin, African, Jazz and R&B.
Dandy's newest show explores themes of religious extremism, deadly dependency and our contemporary worship of media technology via allegorical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, cosmopup Laika, virtual reality obsession and humanity's first artist, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and his own struggles with addiction as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth!
Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of original, pre-recorded music and eclectic sound effects to create an immersive storytelling experience that must be seen to be believed.
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.
Set at the beginning of the semester at State University. Seniors Elizabeth, Alyssa, Matt and John are faced with decisions that will impact the rest of their lives. Dark Sunshine takes us on a glimpse into their lives to see how they handle the pressures of dealing with their present while trying to decide what happens in their future.
A Day by the Sea is a warm, human and often humorous depiction of the "crisis" of middle age. Julian Anson, a once-promising Foreign Service employee, confronts professional disappointment and personal failure while picnicking along the English seaside. Jolted into the realization that maybe it's not too late—he seizes an opportunity to correct his past mistakes and start fresh—but will the results be any different?
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Yale School of Music, Warren Lee's artistry has brought him to four continents, gracing stages of all sizes and forms and in collaboration with international artists and leading orchestras. His acclaimed discography includes From Bach To Gershwin, Ebony and Ivory; and most recently, a solo album Touches and Traces. His DCINY Artist Series debut at Carnegie Hall will feature compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and the performer himself.
At a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity and to live passionately. Academy Award-winner Tom Schulman adapts his own screenplay for this much-anticipated production.
A pioneer for females in law enforcement, Mary Shanley joined the NYPD in 1931, quickly becoming a Gotham all-star and tabloid sensation. Making a staggering 1000 career arrests, she became the 4th woman in history to make detective 1st grade, and then nearly lost it all. Dead Shot Mary grapples with the legend of Mary Shanley, a trail blazer, a maverick, and a true New York original.
All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. But when a tragic event shocks the community and thrusts him into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy, Evan is given the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to be somebody else. A new American musical, Dear Evan Hansen is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary story about a little lie that changes everything.
Once you've seen it, you will be moved. You will be changed. You will be found.
A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick. Dragons roam a flat earth. The last Black man in the whole entire world dies again. And again. Careening through memory and language, Parks explores and explodes archetypes of Black America with piercing insight and raucous comedy. A riotous theatrical event, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World hums with the heartbeat of improvisational jazz.
The show features the coming-of-age story of an all-American small-town sweetheart named Debbie Benton, the captain of her high-school cheerleading team, who dreams of making it to the big time by becoming a Texas Cowgirl Cheerleader. When Debbie receives a letter telling her she has qualified for the professional squad, the only thing that stands between her and the realization of her dream is bus fare to the big city: Dallas. She enlists her teammates to form a company called Teen Services and get jobs to raise money, but when they learn that minimum-wage jobs just don't pay enough, they agree to try their hands at "little favors" performed with enthusiasm by "good girls."
The musical is based on the film of the same name, but without any actual sex or nudity
A DECADE OF SOUL Classic Soul & Motown Revue featuring Prentiss McNeil Of The Drifters & Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne from Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers
A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul".
Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne of the Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Movers" are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!
Denuded by choreographer Bruno Isaković is a large ensemble work comprised of 9 dancers from around the world. The piece presents an expanded version of a solo of the same title that captivated viewers in Croatia, other parts of Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia. The performer-spectator dialogue in Denuded works with the multitude of associations provoked by the performer's body stripped of any denotations. The body is engaged in organic, brutally decelerated and controlled movement. There is the skin, the breathing, muscular tension, and endurance. Any other inscription is in the consciousness of the spectator.
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!
A Dog Story is a charming new musical comedy about Roland, a career-driven lawyer, who thinks he must be married to get the partnership he desperately wants.
So he follows the advice of his best buddy, Guy, and gets a puppy named Cupid as a chick magnet for his Hamptons vacation.
The plan works - he's thrilled when Cupid leads him to beautiful businesswoman Blair...not so thrilled when Cupid leads him to Miranda, a dog trainer who is patient with puppies but not their owners.
But through first dates, angry tangos, and a sudden disappearance, Roland ends up discovering there's more to life when you "get a dog!"
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.
12 Iconic Divas wrapped into One Dynamic Diva! Come see this "dazzlingly versatile, hilariously rambunctious" show. Onstage costume changes, live off the charts vocals, Come see New York's Dorothy Bishop send up hilarious and loving tributes from Stevie Nicks to Cher, to Madonna and Opera Diva Renee Fleming. "Utter Genius!" says Broadway World. Nominated for Best Tribute Show 2015 by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret, and Best Music Comedy by Broadway World!
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
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," the membership invites audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with one actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare story in sixty minutes. The results are messy, outrageous, and the evening devolves into debauchery.
The theater is wheelchair accessible.
As the seasons change and the temperatures drop, there's one thing you can count on: Drunken Shakespeare at Bar 9!
The Bardian-Karaoke love child that's taking Hell's Kitchen by storm, Drunken Shakespeare is the only free event of its kind that invites you to get rowdy with rogues and strut your Stratfordian swagger! Got an audition piece you've been dying to show off? Want to give that soliloquy from your high school English class a try? Or maybe you want to be struck in the moment, grab a copy of Complete Works and see what happens? From professional actors to professional fans, Drunken Shakespeareis the judgment-free and admission-free way to spend a Monday night!
But wait, there's more! While you're at it, you can buy an official Drunken Shakespeare t-shirt, or enter the raffle for any number of fabulous prizes!
In the darkest hour of the night, surrender your heart to call the light.
Two halves of a soul hunt through a hall of records. A librarian breaks the seal of a mysterious archive. A teacher and her class prepare the pageant to end all pageants.
Duat conjures a spell of disintegration, transformation and three parts. A little bit vaudeville, a little bit rock and soul.
Echoes of Etta is an energetic, no holds barred performance that will move you out of your seat. With unparalleled vocal ability and showmanship, William Blake, the Echoes band, and "The Peaches," a trio of gorgeous back-up singers, excel with stellar musicality led by Michael Thomas Murray's (Musical Director/Arranger/Co-Creator) rockin' authentic period arrangements with a contemporary twist. This, combined with one of the greatest songbooks of all time has been bringing sold houses to their feet at some of New York's top venues, including Joe's Pub, Birdland Jazz Club, and the Cafe Carlyle. Blake delivers palpable life to these long-loved classic songs in this musical testimonial to the legend who bridged the gap between Rock 'n' Roll and Rhythm and Blues.
Elephant Gerald is a careful, formally-attired worrywart. Piggie is a perky, smiley bundle of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, a musical adaptation of Mo Willems's best-selling children's books, Elephant and Piggie are BFFs. The two sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense, facing fundamental questions like: What do you wear to a fancy costume pool party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, Elephant and Piggie will have you giggling out loud in this romp of a musical!
Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen. Emma Woodhouse is one of Jane 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.
How far are you willing to go to save your relationship? When a new miracle drug promising ultimate intimacy hits the market, one couple puts it all on the line for the chance to obliterate all boundaries and finally understand one another. But boundaries exist for a reason, and all miracle drugs come with unforeseen side effects.
Get ready for a truly original, utterly astonishing night of theater: Once you take your seat, your senses will be engaged in new and breathtaking ways as Simon McBurney leads you deep into the Amazon rainforest. Inspired by real events, The Encounter follows a National Geographic photographer as he finds himself lost in a remote area of Brazil. Through innovative aural technology and brilliant storytelling, this is a heart-stopping, riveting and slyly witty night of theater… and an encounter you'll never forget.
An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic and a well-intentioned simpleton walk into a bar... Broken and deeply flawed, they find their lives irreversibly entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. The End of Longing is a bittersweet comedy that proves that broken people don't need to stay broken.
Oil heiress Leonie Frothingham whiles away a summer at her seaside cottage, where cocktails flow with the tides, and lovers come and go like mosquitoes. Her estranged husband Sam and her daughter Paula humor Leonie's flirtations as matter-of-course for the ultra-wealthy floating above the conventional rules of the world. While the Great Depression ravages most of the country, Leonie's idyllic retreat is not wholly protected from the quakes of the era. Paula and her idealistic fiancé cultivate youthful, misgivings about Capitalism and its beneficiaries. Leonie's latest flame, the psychoanalyst Kenneth Rice, insinuates himself into each relationship and psyche with a pretense of objectivity that gets him everything and everyone he wants. With penetrating insights, all in the course of one beautiful season, End of Summer exposes the forces that build fortunes, tear apart families, and buttress the American society of haves, have-nots, and the revolution waiting in the wings.
You have to wonder if Henrik Ibsen could have ever predicted his masterful play An Enemy of the People, would be more timely 132 years after its premiere. The play asks searing, fundamental questions—What happens when a democratic majority chooses unwisely? How can we best face the extraordinary challenges coming our way?
In continuing with the theme of musical levity and light, conductor Bradley Ellingboe leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra in Lux Eterna by Morten Lauridsen.
Experimental theater collective Istijmam from Algeria will present Et'Teffeh/The Apples by the Algerian director and playwright Abdelkader Alloula, who was assassinated in 1994. The play is performed by a trio led by the playwright's daughter, Rihab Alloula, and bears witness to Algeria's shadowed past and complex present. This production is part of a month long tour to the US with underwriting from Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State.
Join Dove Award winner, Mark Schultz for an intimate evening of inspirational stories and song. Selling over 1 million albums and with 10, #1 songs Mark Schultz is a powerful performer not to be missed.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who The New York Times calls "one of this country's most original and illuminating writers," comes back to Signature for the second production of his residency with the world premiere of Everybody. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, this modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language promises to be just as unique as Gloria, An Octoroon and the award-winning Signature production of Appropriate.
We're thrilled to close out our season with Lisa Loomer's award-winning comedy Expecting Isabel. A Pulitzer finalist, Lisa has written a heart-warming story of 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 will oversee the production.
William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award winning musical Falsettos is the story of the charming, neurotic Marvin, who struggles to find an unconventional and loving extended family after leaving his wife and son for his lover Whizzer.
Recently celebrating 20,000 performances in NYC- The romantic, funny "boy meets girl" tale, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow El Gallo 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. The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances!
Don't miss one of Broadway's greatest musicals! Fiddler On the Roof will play its final Broadway performance on December 31. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "To Life (L'Chaim!)," "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," and "Tradition," this is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific and The King and I bring an original and authentic vision to this exhilarating masterpiece. Fiddler on the Roof stars Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht, and features stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter. Get your tickets today to this thrilling new production of an iconic Broadway tradition.
The groundbreaking 1947 musical Finian's Rainbow follows an Irishman who steals a feisty leprechaun's pot of gold and escapes with his daughter, Sharon, to Missitucky, a mythical region in the United States that is part of the Jim Crow South. The daughter and the sprite each find romance with others, but also encounter bigotry, economic disparity and cultural injustice. The score is spiked with such popular show tunes as "Old Devil Moon," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" and "Look to the Rainbow," plus spicy comic and satiric songs such as "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love," and "When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich."
What is a progressive politic? Look no further than Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Fiorello!. A big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. This charming production has music and lyrics by Tony Award-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler On The Roof, She Loves Me) and book by Tony Award and Drama Desk-Winner George Abbott (The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees) and Jerome Weidman (Tenderloin).
The Norwegian company Grusomhetens will perform the work of Norway's native son Henrik Ibsen when it presents Fjeldfuglen (The Mountain Bird), an 1859 opera with libretto by Ibsen.
After critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe & New York International Fringe Festival, Flight returns to New York for the Encore Series as one of the summer's best shows!
In Flight, three acrobats morph into cactuses, waves, and far-off islands as we invite audiences to discover The Little Prince like they've never imagined. Nominated for BEST SHOW and BEST FAMILY SHOW at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe.
Curbside's physical approach to storytelling brings language to life with enchanting shapes, momentum, and magic.
Galapagos Art Space's weekly spectacular Floating Kabarette continues into its' 21st straight season! Hosted by the inimitable Bastard Keith, who introduces a weekly rotating cast of NYC's Hottest Talent, including Aerialists, Burlesquers, Jugglers, Dancers, and much more! A whirlwind 2.5 hour spectacle that is sure to leave a lasting impression, Floating Kabarette is also a premiere club night and equally fun for dates, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties and more. Set in an operatic theatre positioned over a 5,000 gallon reflecting pool, expect an evening full of sexy surprises, terrifying stunts, and extreme skill unlike any other, filled with great music both current and classic.
The Folk Singer is a new musical about contemporary times. It tells a story of a young musician who wants to write songs as relevant today as those of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez were in their heyday. Working with like-minded local musicians, he and the others stage a folk festival for the 21st century, highlighting contemporary issues and reaching out to the audiences through social media for more awareness.
Obsession, Desire and Ambition explored through the eyes of a madman. Based on the Gothic Horror Classic by Mary Shelley, brought to life with steampunk flair, this new musical follows the ill-fate life of an ambitious Dr. Frankenstein who creates a monster and is forced to face the monster within. Hailed as one of the first Science-fiction novels in 1818 the story is just as relevant today. Frankenstein features a score by Michael Sgouros with a live chamber ensemble.
In a non-stop career of entertaining audiences across the globe Frankie Valli will return to Broadway for an intimate concert celebrating his award-winning, critically-acclaimed, record-breaking career as a solo artist and with the Four Seasons.
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 to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity.
The cast includes a fistful of NYC's best improvisers and Magnet faculty with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, The Second City, The Onion, Just For Laughs, Story Pirates, NPR and at least one Primetime Emmy loser.
Before the show, audience members may anonymously submit written confessions which the improvisers will use onstage.
Now, doesn't it feel good to get that off your chest?
Take a left at the Texaco on County Road 8, keep right when you pass the barn with the funny roof, and once you start to feel kinda lost, that's how you know you're almost there. It's the town of Cold Lake, bicentennial, and it's time to celebrate. From the ice fishing fleets to Local Artist Linda Klaver's Open Mic Night at Debbie's Bar/Bait Shop, this is their year and gosh darn if they're not gonna shine.
Esther's world is turned upside down when her daughter Deborah rushes home with the news that their New Jersey temple is on lock down and her granddaughter Elaina is trapped inside. Esther survived the Holocaust, but never talked about it, despite the pleas from her daughter and granddaughter - it was too painful to recount that part of her life. During the endless wait, Esther comes to regret her silence and realizes her duty to tell her story, but will it be too late for Elaina to hear it?
The press room of Chicago's Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers.
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.
Funny Face is a 1927 musical by George and Ira Gershwin. It opened on November 22, 1927, and starred Fred Astaire and his sister Adele. Songs include 'S Wonderful; My One and Only; He Loves and She Loves; The Babbitt and the Bromide; Let's Kiss and Make Up; and High Hat.
A marathon performance of all three shows in the acclaimed trilogy. All three plays will run in repertory.
Tony-winning writer and director Richard Nelson returns to The Public this fall with the next play in his new three-play cycle, The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family. The second play, What Did You Expect?, brings us back to the kitchen of the Gabriel family, with the country now in the midst of the general election for president. In the course of one evening in the house they grew up in, history (both theirs and our country's), money, politics, family, art and culture are chopped up and mixed together, while a meal is made around the kitchen table.
In the exquisitely moving finale of his three-play cycle, Tony-winning writer and director Richard Nelson brings us back into the Rhinebeck kitchen of the Gabriel family as they await the results of the Presidential Election on November 8, 2016. Women of a Certain Age takes place in the course of a single night, eight months after we first meet the Gabriels. Patricia, the family matriarch, joins her children and daughters-in-law as they prepare a meal from the past and consider the future of their country, town and home. Paying tribute to the difficult year behind them, the Gabriels compare notes on the search for empathy and authenticity at a time when the game seems rigged and the rules are forever changing.
The Galli Fairytale Festival presents the best our theater has to offer! We will premiere, "The Three Little Pigs," conduct a mini-theater workshop, raffles and more! An event for the entire family!
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.
Hailed by David Letterman/The Late Show, as "The greatest bubble artist in the world," 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, was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid. His performances have been broadcast worldwide, including Cirque du Soleil and The David Letterman Show.
Over the past two decades, Fan Yang has explored the fragile and mysterious world of soap bubbles and emerged with a completely new medium, blending art and science to dazzle audiences around the globe. Children and adults of all ages are sure to be amazed, mystified and enchanted!
Tony winner Harvey Fierstein takes the stage this spring in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tony Award nominee Martin Sherman. Directed by Tony Award nominee Sean Mathias, Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London, who meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. 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 remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story that reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement, celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream.
Sally Field & 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 first premiered on Broadway in 1945. More than seventy years later, Williams's most personal work for the stage continues to captivate and overwhelm audiences around the world.
North Carolina based Composer/Conductor Pepper Choplin guides the Distinguished Concerts Singers International in his newest work, "Go Sing It On The Mountain." Choplin, full time composer, conductor and humorist has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. With a diverse musical background, Choplin incorporates varied styles such as folk, Gospel, classical, and jazz. His published work includes over 250 anthems for church and school choir with 16 church cantatas and a book of piano arrangements. Since 1991, his choral music has sold several million copies. This performance marks Choplins' third appearance on the DCINY concert series.
Alone in a barren paradise, God the Father struggles with dementia as he tries to manage his divine office. While juggling an unending flow of prayer requests, he uncovers an ancient secret he'd rather remain forgotten: what happened to the Mother Goddess who once shared his heavenly throne?
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."
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.
The world premiere of Jeff Talbott's new play The Gravedigger's Lullaby.
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 stars multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban in his Broadway debut. Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this "vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical" (NY Times) is "stunning and blazingly original" (Entertainment Weekly) and brings us just inches from Tolstoy's brash young lovers as they light up Moscow in a "heaven-sent fireball" (NY Times) of romance and passion.
Natasha is a beautiful ingénue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancée Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre (Groban), the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption… and to the renewal of his own soul.
"One of the decade's best musicals" (Time Out NY), The Great Comet has "rousing music and ravishing performances" (Daily News) with a groundbreaking score that mixes rock, pop, soul, folk and electronic dance music with classic Broadway. The Great Comet arrives fresh off its sold-out run in Boston and its critically acclaimed 2013 Off-Broadway premiere. Its renowned creative team has reimagined the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective and an unforgettable experience which is "thrilling, a feast for the senses" (Associated Press) and "inventive, ravishing and full-on romantic" (NY Post).
Windmill Theatre Co (Pinocchio, New Vic 2015) 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!, New Vic 2012), 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.
This series has hosted readings by emerging & established authors since 2007. Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope). Curated by Lee Matthew Goldberg, Camellia Phillips, and Marco Rafalá. Hosted by Camellia Phillips.
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.
A literary performance series which encourages experimentation, nakedness, the non-expert, the unreasonably compelling, the wild and the hopelessly romantic. Writers, from a wide variety of styles and career phases, are invited to read new work and discuss their practices.
Gypsy is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920's, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics include "Let Me Entertain You", "Some People", "You'll Never Get Away from Me", "If Momma Was Married", "All I Need Is the Girl", "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "You Gotta Get A Gimmick" and "Together Wherever We Go". This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind the In The Heights comes Hamilton, a new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
The Public Theater's mobile unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare's Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit's unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit, and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.
Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things—finding his real mother, and playing the famous gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of his mother the queen. Hamlet In Bed is a twisty and darkly comic story about mothers and sons--about what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now—and about families—the ones we're born into, and the ones we find along the way.
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 considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, 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 originated at Yale Repertory Theatre directed by James Bundy, artistic director.
What do Anita Gillette and Harold Sanditen have in common? Well, for starters, they're both celebrating major birthday milestones this year. In their delightfully fun new show, Harold and Broad, these two charmers team up for the first time to perform favorite songs from their respective birth years ("Just In Time," "Let Yourself Go") along with gems by Bonnie Raitt, John Lennon, Jerome Kern and Kurt Weill, reflecting the wisdom gained from age and experience. Harold and Broad is a very funny, wise and moving celebration devoted to the enduring bond of friendship.
Experience a 70 minute theatrical magic and comedy extravaganza that deftly combines "smart, witty, and lightning quick punchlines" with jaw dropping, cutting-edge illusions, mind reading and legerdemain.
In the basement of a small evangelical church in Southeastern Idaho, a group of young missionaries is preparing to go to the Middle East. One of them—a young man who has recently lost his father—has bought a one-way ticket. But his plans are complicated when his estranged sister returns home and makes it her mission to keep him there.
Ibsen's simmering, shimmering tale of a woman too large for her destiny gets a fresh adaptation, streamlined into a gilded juggernaut of secrecy and manipulation. Wandering Bark creates a collision of past and present to build a Hedda where the story's the same, but the devil's in the details.
Hedda Tesman (née Gabler) has everything, but wants none of it. Sealed in the coffin of a big house, a convenient marriage to a boring husband, and a dead-end existence as a woman in a man's world, Hedda can do nothing but dream and decay. But when an old flame flickers back under her palm, her hungry heart ignites a blaze of lust, deceit, and manipulation that could consume more lives than just her own.
Hedda is an unhappy newlywed. Bored with her new station in life, she can't resist creating catastrophe when the means to do so present themselves. Her desire to control cannot be satisfied until she, herself, becomes the object. Written with an eerie silkiness, this play effortlessly builds to a horrific climax, with plenty of comedy, character development and plot twists along the way.
Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie (Mary-Louise Parker) spots Alex (Denis Arndt), a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive), Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
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 ten Tony Awards and breaking the record for Broadway's longest-running show. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks with choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, this new Dolly! will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
An Off Off Broadway Show in which an interactive Cast of incredible Talent will motivate you to MOVE as you combine your Workout Time with your Party time led by fitness Guru and recording artist Marina Kamen AKA MARINA.
A play reading series that sheds light on the talents of playwrights of Middle-Eastern descent.
Tuesday, December 26: Dead Are My People by Ismail Khalidi
Tuesday, November 15: Fireworks by Dalia Taha
Tuesday, December 13: Noura by Heather Raffo
Hoi Polloi has music, lyrics and libretto by Noel Coward. It was planned for production in 1949. Some of its songs were subsequently used in Coward's Ace of Clubs and Sail Away. We are honored that Musicals Tonight has been selected to offer this world premiere with an adaptation by Barry Day, OBE.
Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. He quickly discovers life isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?
Carlos Dengler takes us on a journey of origins in his exciting monologue, Homo Sapiens Interruptus. Deskside, a la Spalding Gray, Carlos recounts his adolescent discovery of the heavy metal music of Megadeth and Metallica, and how the spirit of his headbanging youth paved the way for his career as a founding member of the band Interpol. The monologue interweaves Carlos' musical journey with a mystical evocation of human origins. Intelligent and heartfelt, Carlos' story explores how youthful obsession often, and heartbreakingly, shatters against ineluctable currents of change and adulthood.
"Love is love" – but is navigating it any less complicated today? What does it mean to be in a committed relationship? Is monogamy just monotony? Told through interweaving glimpses into the life of an everyday couple unexpectedly confronted by a vicious crime, Homos, Or Everyone In America is a fearless, funny, heart-on- its-sleeve examination of the moments that can bring two people together – or pull them apart.
Honestly Abe - The Musical, is based upon young Abraham Lincoln when he was a teenage 'railsplitter' in Indiana. This is the least known, but most formative, entertaining, and joyous period of his life.
Federico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is the story of a tyrannical mother who dominates her five unmarried daughters - all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. This repressed environment leads to an explosion of hatred, jealousy, despair and passion - and tragic consequences.
How to Be a New Yorker shows audiences everything they ever needed to know about what it takes to be a real New Yorker, or at least not stand out as a tourist.
A monthly improv show featuring local team Ski Legend and a revolving guest. It's funny, it's refreshing, it's a good time – and the bar serves Narragansett for $3.
How to Keep an Alien is a story about falling in love and having to prove it to the government. Tearfully funny and tender, this autobiographical tale follows Irish Sonya and Australian Kate as they try to persuade the Department of Immigration that they have the right to live together in Ireland.
Join Sonya and Kate on a madcap odyssey from the stony townlands of Ireland to the leafy depths of the Queensland bush. It's a tricky business coming from opposite ends of the earth. It takes an Olympian will and the heart of a whale, but above all else, paperwork. It takes a hell of a lot of paperwork!
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?
Winner of 4 Tony awards, including Best Play!
The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heart-breaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic.
Eleanor Estes's 1945 Newbery Honor, The Hundred Dresses, tells the story of Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she does not. This timeless tale addresses the hurt inflicted by teasing and the painful consequences for bystanders who fail to act courageously, when they have the power to make a change.
Indulge a bachelorette party fantasy, celebrate a birthday, or have the ultimate girls' night out at NYC's longest running male revue show. Yes girls, you can bring your male friends with you.
I Can Get It for You Wholesale is a 1962 musical that marked the Broadway debut of 19-year-old Barbra Streisand, who was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.
The story is set in the New York City Garment District in 1937, during the Great Depression, and the songs utilize traditional Jewish harmonies evocative of the setting and the period of the show. Harry Bogen is an ambitious, unscrupulous young businessman in the 1930s New York City garment industry. He will stop at nothing to get to the top: he lies to his mother and his girlfriend, Ruthie Rivkin, who try to help him become a better person, but he embezzles company funds from Apex Modes and betrays his friends and partners. Harry leaves Ruthie to take up with Martha Mills, a dancer in Club Rio Rhumba, but when he loses his friends and goes bankrupt, his mother and Ruthie stand by him.
I Like It Like That is the story of the Rodríguez family living in New York City's East Harlem in the early 1970s, when music was the proudest expression of "El Barrio". The production takes the audience on a historical musical journey amidst neighborhood volatility and social activism. Its residents deal with the ever-present pull between Escape and Social Conscience.
The musical stars multi-GRAMMY award nominated Latin music superstar, Tito Nieves as Roberto Rodríguez, the patriarch of the Rodríguez family, who navigate through 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.
Based on a true story, I'm A New Yorker chronicles the comic and tragic tale of a small town girl from Massachusetts who moves to New York City. Searching for the true meaning of what it is to be a New Yorker, she finds herself fascinated by the small things NY has to offer, such as the first time bliss of being introduced to a bagel with cream cheese and lox, ultimately she falls for and marries a charming, but certifiable nut-job. I'm A New Yorker features songs by Ian Finkel, Alan Menken, Carlos Elita Almaran and Shelton Brooks. Ms. Allen will be accompanied by Joel Martin on piano.
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.
In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer has reunited with his two sisters to celebrate their father's 75th birthday. Each deeply invested in their own version 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 tells a powerful tale of a family and a culture at odds with itself.
Being alive comes with all kinds of unsolicited responsibilities. Reno has still not come to terms with that.
Il Divo performs at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, September 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 13 at 10am.
Featuring world class illusionists handpicked from across the globe, Broadway's holiday smash hit, The Illusionists, returns to New York City with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. The Illusionists - Turn of the Century is centered in a time when conjurers were the true rock stars of the day. Showcasing the origins of some of the greatest and most dangerous illusions ever built, the show also unveils never-before-seen experiments drawn from a treasure trove of long-forgotten mysteries.
Audiences are invited to discover first-hand the spectacles that transformed stage entertainment over 100 years ago with a cast of world famous magicians playing incredible characters, each of whom embodies a magical great of the past.
The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit comedy with drinks and music - get your tickets early as this show sells out weekly! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy that was actually used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while 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 include three cocktails!
A spectacular new fusion of Chinese martial arts and jaw-dropping acrobatics, accompanied by an all-female percussion ensemble.
Expect to see adrenalin-packed stunts, traditional weaponry, incredible feats of human endurance, and stunning costumes. Immortal Chi is a feast for the senses that brings the ancient traditions and rich theatrical history of China to life with a rousing 21st century twist.
Both Jack and Algy pretend their names are Ernest. Jack loves Gwendolyn. Algy loves Cecily. Both women love "Ernest." Miss Prism loves Rev. Chasuble—a celibate—and Lady Bracknell doesn't love anything much at all! Confusion ensues and tempers flare in this witty, scandalous farce.
"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 solo one-act toy theater piece written by George Saunders, adapted for the stage by CB Goodman, and performed by Barbie and Ken dolls plus a wordless version of Don Quixote created by Lake Simons that uses visual theatre, movement, puppetry, and sound to portray the adventures of the foolish hero.
Presented as part of Puppet BloK!, a works-in-progress series dedicated to presenting ground-breaking new works of puppetry & other innovative forms of storytelling.
Seymour, a washed-up playwright with one forgotten hit to his name, lands a gig teaching a writers' workshop. His students are a motley collection of dreamers and amateurs, young and old. As the weeks go by, the students' plays begin to blur the line between truth and fiction, imperiling the workshop's delicate balance. In the Room uncovers the hopeless and heroic that exists between the lines, and off the page.
Featuring an a cappella score from the talents behind Frozen and Pitch Perfect, In Transit is a new, modern musical, bringing to life a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the city that never sleeps…or stands still. Inspired by the vibrant rhythms of life on the subway, In Transit follows the intertwining lives of eleven New Yorkers, all hoping to catch the express train to success, love and happiness—and the stops they make along the way.
3 intimate and dramatic musical monologues of friendship, fear, and fantasy.
Just One Q - Bertha and Julynne, bitter enemies, duke it out at the Broadbend Nursing Home in Arkansas over a game of scrabble. Benny (T. Oliver Reid), an orderly, narrates the history of their acrimonious relationship. Chaos, humor and closure abound in this amusing and tuneful musical.
The Pen - An everyday morning becomes everything but when a seemingly innocuous obstacle shatters Laura's (Nancy Anderson) routine and threatens her prompt arrival to work. Ghosts of the past collide with present day demons as she struggles to rise above her compulsion and leave her apartment.
The Booty Call - A young man (Michael Thurber) receives a booty call while creating a demo of his recent compositions. The call sends him off on an existential musing of his past experiences with love and intimacy, shedding an honest light on the seldom-observed reflections of a late 20's male living the single
T. Oliver Reid in Just One "Q" by Ellen Fitzhugh/Ted Shen: Bertha and Julynne, bitter enemies, duke it out at the Broadbend Nursing Home in Arkansas over a game of scrabble. Benny, an orderly, narrates the history of their acrimonious relationship. Chaos, humor and closure abound in this amusing & tuneful musical.
Nancy Anderson in The Pen by Dan Collins/Julianne Wick Davis: An everyday morning becomes everything but when a seemingly innocuous obstacle shatters Laura's routine and threatens her prompt arrival to work. Ghosts of the past collide with present day demons as she struggles to rise above her compulsion & leave her apartment.
Michael Thurber in The Booty Call by Saheem Ali/Michael Thurber: A young man receives a booty call while creating a demo of his recent compositions. The call sends him off on an existential musing of his past experiences with with love and intimacy, shedding an honest light on the seldom-observed reflections of a late 20's single male living in NYC.
Instructions to Decode A(n In)human transformation is a postmodern punk ''roach'' cabaret inspired by Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis. Written in verse and delivered as spoken poetry by three female performers, the piece involves the interweaving of live performance, original score by Milica Paranosic and video mapping. It is an urban and contemporary work offering a unique take on Gregor Samsa's experiences following his inexplicable transformation, while providing a critique of the debilitating numbness of nine-to-five jobs and contemporary notions of familial duty.
International Women Artists' Salon presents a showcase of performance, literature, and video.
Israeli Chamber Project members share a passion of music-making and deep connection with the musical culture of Israel. Acclaimed in performances around the world, they devise programs combining beloved masterworks with lesser-known gems, and music by Israeli composers. Their first BPAC season includes two diverse programs for strings, winds, and piano. In the fall, Khachaturian's combination of Eastern and Western influences shares an evening with Erwin Schulhoff's dazzling Duo for Violin and Cello, Israeli Gilad Hochman's Slightly Disturbed, and Brahm's well-love Clarinet Trio. In the spring, violist Paul Neubauer is ICP's guest in a program framed by two energetic piano quartets written a century apart. Mozart's lyrical 2nd Piano Quartet and Richard Strauss' impassioned and rarely played work, written when he was just nineteen years old.
Jamie deRoy will be bringing her multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy and Friends, to Birdland with proceeds from the evening benefiting The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy and Friends Cabaret Initiative.
Scheduled performers include Julie Gold (songwriter, "From A Distance"), Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You), Marilyn Maye (singing icon), Brandon Victor Dixon (Aaron Burr in Hamilton) & Steven Scott (comedian). The director of the one-night-only event will be Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Ron Abel.
In Straight Up Magic, Jason Bishop infuses old school tricks with new school stagecraft in a virtuosic performance of skill, from stunning sleight of hand and "close-up" magic to dazzling, full-stage illusions. The only illusionist in the U.S. to tour the rare Double Levitation, Plasma Illusion and Op-Art—all of which will be featured in Straight Up Magic—Jason Bishop will perform the Walking through a Brick Wall and Cage Levitation feats, among others.
Presented in the newly created Write Act Repertory Theater in the heART of Times Square comes Jello Shots, a presentation of one act plays by young and talented directors and producers.
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical!
Jersey Boys is the Broadway musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide -- all before they were thirty. Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," among others.
Jersey Boys offers a limited number of Student Rush tickets per performance. Rush tickets are $27 each, cash only, and available at the box office on the day of the performance beginning at 10:00 AM. Two kinds of photo ID must be shown: a non-expired full time student ID, as well as a government issued photo ID, drivers license or passport. Limit 2 tickets per person per 30 day period. Tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Locations may be partial view.
A world-premiere production from the Meta-Phys Ed Theater and directed by Jesse Freedman, blending masks and commedia del arte with pop culture and politics based on Christopher Marlowe's 16th-century drama Jew Vs. Malta mixed with samples by Kanye West.
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.
Only one of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's plays in the author's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway – until now. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss' son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. MTC has a long history of co-producing works by this legendary playwright: King Hedley II, Seven Guitars and The Piano Lesson, and is proud to produce this Broadway debut.
Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to The Carlyle with an all-new show. They return following last year's universally acclaimed show My Generation.
José Maya performs his newest work Latente: A Flamenco Journey, in its New York debut, a journey that takes the audience to the deepest realms of a Gypsy flamenco dancer's soul. Choreographed by José Maya, this program follows him on a quest of self-discovery while an ancestral spirit guides him in this search to freedom and understanding. Maya will be joined by legendary Gypsy singer Juana la del Pipa, powerhouse vocalists José Valencia and Manuel Tañé, and celebrated guitarist El Perla.
Judy Collins' unique artistry has captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy will perform her revered solo material as well as duets with Ari Hest. Judy and Ari released a stunning, collaborative album Silver Skies Blue earlier this year.
Juniper Tree is a visually-driven devised theater piece that combines masks and puppetry.
LARPing gets all too real in a folk puppet musical about putting stories to rest.
Presented as part of Puppet BloK!, a series dedicated to presenting ground-breaking new works of puppetry & other innovative forms of storytelling.
With a musician's keen ear, a knack for storytelling, and rich vocals, New York-based chanteuse & songwriter Kate Chaston engages audiences with her unique blend of cabaret-, pop-, and blues-infused jazz. Kate is backed by the powerful stylings of the Elements: Al Street on guitar, Tony Mason on drums, Gary Wang on bass, and a special guest on piano.
One of Iran's most beloved artists and the preeminent ambassador of Persian music, Kayhan Kalhor is a soulful master of the kamancheh, the Persian spiked fiddle. Widely known for his stirring improvisations, exquisite compositions, and extensive collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, 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.
She's dazzled audiences and critics alike in the most recent revivals of South Pacific, The Pajama Game, and The King and I. Now this Tony Award winner gives her first solo Carnegie Hall performance.
Kidnap Road by Catherine Filloux is a two-person theatrical imagining of the story of former Colombian senator and anti-corruption activist Íngrid Betancourt's captivity.
Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they're each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?
Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they're each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?
Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical!
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 Best Musical that will raise your spirits to new heights!
A digital lottery system for tickets will begin taking names for $37 tickets at the time of curtain for the previous performance up to three and a half hours before curtain of the desired performance. One entry per person. Winners will be notified via email and may pick up and pay for up to two tickets at the box office anytime between the drawing and 30 minutes prior to curtain.
A one-night only benefit concert reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase.
In Cole Porter's sparkling 1948 musical, the warring lovers of The Taming of the Shrew are causing trouble both onstage and off. While putting on a musical version of Shakespeare's play, exes Fred Graham and Lili Vanessi can't decide if they're enraged, enamored, or enormously confused whenever they cross paths out of character. Throw in some mistaken identity, a pair of surprisingly eloquent gangsters, and a whole lot of romantic entanglements, and what you get is Kiss Me, Kate -- a dazzling classic that earned the first-ever Tony award for Best Musical.
After stealing hearts with her show-stopping turn in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Ms. Chenoweth rose to Broadway super-stardom as Glinda in Wicked, a performance so iconic it changed the Great White Way for good. She's since become a sweetheart of the small and silver screens, dazzling audiences across the globe with her powerhouse vocals and irresistible charm. Most recently, this celebrated leading lady returned to the stage in On The Twentieth Century, delivering what Ben Brantley of The New York Times called "one of the most virtuosic portraits in song ever."
Ms. Chenoweth will perform a handpicked selection of musical theater favorites, including songs from her upcoming album "The Art of Elegance." An intimate evening of romance, glamour and laughter, this must-see performance will remind you why you first fell head-over-heels for Broadway… and its most enchanting star!
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!
KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil will soon be in New York! Don't miss the show that was declared a Critic's Choice by the Los Angeles Times! Delve into the world of KURIOS, where seeing is disbelieving
Dozens of productions spotlighting the best artists on the world puppetry stage.
La Mariposa is the hilarious comedy/play about the trials and tribulations of a family in El Barrio trying to live their American dream.
Dancers Over 40 honors director/choreographer Larry Fuller, who is not only a DO40 Advisory Board Member, but is currently alive and kicking! This is the first panel & performance DO40 has presented of a living, breathing, creative artist!
Fuller's Broadway choreographic works include Evita, Sweeney Todd, On the Twentieth Century, Merrily We Roll Along and A Doll's Life.
Loni Ackerman will recreate the iconic "Buenos Aires" number from Evita, and special guests and surprises will abound. There will be rare video footage, video tributes and more to round out the evening.
Dancers Over 40 is an all-volunteer, membership-driven non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving the History, Legacy and Lives of our mature creative community, while sharing the knowledge with the younger generation just beginning their careers.
Stephen Adly Guirgis' play The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, directed by Estelle Parsons and performed by members of The Actors Studio, will be revived as part of the Studio's 70th anniversary celebration.
Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.
Inspired 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 and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Tony Taccone, 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.
Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony nominee Laura Benanti makes her Café Carlyle debut to open the season with Tales from Soprano Isle featuring songs from Laura's career along with humorous anecdotes and experiences that she has encountered on and off the stage and screen.
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos' novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world. Two hundred years later, in 1985, Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation became an award-winning sensation in London's West End and on Broadway, followed by the Academy Award-winning film Dangerous Liaisons starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. Josie Rourke's acclaimed production transfers to Broadway after a sold-out engagement at London's Donmar Warehouse which ended earlier this year and starred Janet McTeer. The production was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival.
A late-night series of kick-ass artists, curated by Diana Oh.
As one of the most prolific and popular performers working today, he executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author.
Lewis Black's live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
Nate Martin is hopelessly single. When his most recent breakup, another in a lifelong string of ill-fated matches, casts him into a funk, he turns to the only source of wisdom he trusts: the stars. Poring over astrological charts, he obsessively questions his past and his place in the cosmos. But in Adam Bock's disarming new play, the answer he receives, when it comes, is shockingly obvious – and totally unpredictable.
In celebration of John Kander's 90th birthday, The New York Pops brings to life his five-decade partnership with Fred Ebb with songs from their hit Broadway shows including Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Scottsboro Boys, and Chicago.
Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye, the now-forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, 40-year love story spins. From the minds of celebrated play-making company The Debate Society, The Light Years is an epic, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention.
The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret is an annual fundraiser that brings together Broadway's brightest stars with all of Lilly's friends and supporters to celebrate the work of women writers, composers and lyricists.
With donations going to the programs of The Lilly Awards Foundation, each year The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret showcases an all-star Broadway lineup and features the work of some truly incredible women of the American Musical Theatre.
Linda Wilde has it all. She's an award-winning senior executive as well as a busy wife and mother. But when she pitches a revolutionary concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age, she finds herself fighting for her own relevance as every part of her carefully considered life starts to show cracks. MTC is proud to present this timely, moving, and fiercely funny new play by Penelope Skinner (this season's acclaimed The Ruins of Civilization) in the American premiere directed by MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow.
Jacqueline Wade (prouder at Women of Color Films) reimagines this staple of New York City's downtown theater scene, featuring a cast that reflects the diversity of New York. LINE, the longest-running play in Manhattan and the longest-running Off-Off-Broadway show [ever], now has a 21st Century twist. A predominantly African-American, multi-racial cast gives new meaning to Israel Horovitz's ageless parable. Ms. Wade will also host workshops and talk-backs on the issues brought up in this absurdist masterpiece.
Based on the 1994 Disney animated 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 continues to amaze 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 on stage. 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.
Dubbed the "Belle of the Blues" for her crystal pure voice and charming stage presence, she the playfulness and daring of a little girl riding a bicycle with no hands, as Lisa strides into various musical territories with wild abandonment.
As a storyteller, singer, songwriter, and actress, Lisa guides the audience on a musical journey from Blues to Jazz, performing some of her original music, as well as the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Nina Simone, and Etta James. Lisa wraps the music of all of these influential women into one intoxicating performance.
Joined by Jeff Levine on piano who was commissioned to arrange a medley of Ray Charles music for the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Awards Show honoring Ray.
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 in the roles of Regina Hubbard Giddens, and Birdie Hubbard, both members of a strong-willed aristocratic Southern family. The actresses will play the roles in repertory, appearing opposite each other at each performance.
New York's undisputed queen of the underground, Penny Arcade, is back in the City after touring Europe and Australia with Longing Lasts Longer, "a rampage through opinions and themes garnered over four decades spent perched on society's edge."(The Australian) Blending her signature stand-up comedy and memoir with a live mixed soundtrack, Arcade critiques the suburbanization of New York City, turning the Big Apple into the Big Cupcake, and the city that never sleeps into the city that can't wake up. She mourns "the good old days" and celebrates the city's remaining dark corners and the spirit of individuality that still draws people to New York.
In the less kind and gentle New York City of the 1990s, Frankie LaCava, an up-from-the-streets porn producer, has aspirations of a more meaningful life. In a moment of whimsy, he invites a feminist professor to observe his production company for a scholarly research project. Life gets more interesting than he intended when the professor becomes infatuated with a young female director, his female lead becomes pregnant, and his male lead begins secretly filming adult videos for an out-of-town competitor. With his backers pressuring Frankie to restore order to the world, he and his production manager, a childhood friend with ambitions of his own, must decide where their true loyalties lie.
Louisiana Purchase is a 1940 musical by Irving Berlin that is set in New Orleans, and satirizes then-Louisiana Governor Huey Long.
An honest U.S. senator travels to Louisiana to investigate corruption in the Louisiana Purchase Company; the company's lawyer attempts to divert him via the attentions of two beautiful women, but the senator maintains his integrity and ends up marrying one of them.
Love Stories My Mother Told Me is a solo exploration of how the past informs the present and what our parents teach us about giving and receiving love. Using live feed projection, first and second-hand memories, and artifacts from the past, Love Stories begs questions without answers and explores youth, confusion, indecision, and the unknown.
It's the late 1960s in a north London flat, and Henry is excitedly anticipating the arrival of his date, Sandra. The night changes course when Sandra and Henry's brother Kenneth quickly realize how much they have in common—their love of Rock and Roll and their love of marijuana, for starters. A fiery relationship is sparked in the haze of the 60s, and charred by today's brutal realities. Fast forward twenty-three years, and the economy and politics of an ever-changing world are wearing on the marriage of this baby boomer couple. Can they remain faithful to each other while trying to provide a loving and supportive home for their children—children who are growing up in a time when the next generation is not always provided for? Spanning more than four decades, this dark comedy is the story of what happens when the free-loving teens of the 60s face the harsh realities of today's world. From passion to paranoia, Love, Love, Love takes on the baby boomer generation as it retires, and finds it full of trouble.
Lucky Cheng's is the Drag Queen Capital of the Universe.
Outrageous drag queens serve up dinner and a show, featuring interactive cabaret, comedy, and karaoke at the infamous Lucky Cheng's Restaurant. The drag staff turns up the fun as your bartenders, waitresses and performers. After a 19 years run at its downtown location, the dinner show moved on up to its new Times Square Theater District location in the fall of 2012.
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.
Ginned-up dame Madame La Gimp sells yesterday's news up and down Broadway. When her street-wise friends, led by Dave the Dude, learn that her estranged daughter is coming for a visit— with her Spanish nobleman fiancé in tow — they transform this washed-up woman into a lady for the day, with her fellow street hustlers and vagabonds taking on the roles of society swells. This classic Runyon story foxtrots to the 59E59 stage in a Prohibition era-inspired new musical.
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!
A darkly comedic puppet musical inspired by true events, Made in China is a fantastical exploration of human rights, consumerism and morality as told through the unlikely love story between an odd middle-aged American woman and her Chinese ex-pat neighbor. Made in China features 30 puppets, seven puppeteers, music inspired by both American and Chinese traditions, and animated video.
The Made-Up Musical sings and dances its way onto the Magnet Theater stage with a one of a kind musical comedy every week! After an interview with an audience member, the cast weaves together a full one-act musical, complete with all the songs, trappings and melodrama you'd expect from our friends on Broadway.
Leonard Bernstein, one of America's greatest musicians, broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world's musical ambassador. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star…for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist. In Maestro, Hershey Felder combines narrative with Leonard Bernstein's music and the music of Beethoven, Wagner, Mahler, Copeland and others to bring to life the man the entire world knew as "Lenny."
Ring in the holidays with The New York Pops and friends in a concert featuring festive classics and a few surprises.
David, recently retired, mourning the loss of his young son, revisits Mr. McKinley in Alaska, a mountain he sumitted at age 25. He's not climbing this visit. Instead he is guiding a group of Japanese honeymooners who hope to conceive a child under the spell of the Northern Lights.
A huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar-playing and swing to gospel music. Tharpe was the queen of 'race records' in the 30's and 40's, a woman who played guitar as passionately as Clapton, who performed mornings at churches and evenings at the Cotton Club, who was a big enough star to fill a baseball stadium for her third wedding, but ended up buried in an unmarked grave in Philadelphia. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégé, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.
Marina's High-nrg Live! - The Musical, is the first interactive musical theatre song and dance experience. The choice of participating or being seated and observing the show is up to each audience member. All will be accommodated. The idea is to as Marina says," Hear the music, feel the beat and Never Stop Movin' in your body and in your life!" Perfect for all ages with a talented cast of singers, dancers and musicians who join Marina for this new innovative concept in Musical Theatre.
A trial in the afterlife, and the prosecutor…is the Devil. In the new original play Martin Luther on Trial, Luther's beloved wife Katarina defends him as witnesses including Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, St. Paul, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pope Francis take the stand. Even as 2017 marks 500 years since Luther ignited the Protestant Revolt against Rome, he continues to spark intense debate. You be the judge in this witty, provocative exploration of one of history's most explosive personalities and the religious and political controversies he unleashed.
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.
Come experience the visceral and electrifying journey to the resurrectino through they eyes of Mary Magdelene.
In a small tea shop in South Africa, two black men and a young white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe. Winner of the Drama Desk and London Evening Standard Awards for Best Play, "Master Harold" ... and the boys reveals the profound personal consequences of oppression.
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.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical!
Based on the 1988 children's novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl, Matilda: The Musical charts the journey of the young, gifted Matilda Wormwood. Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life for herself, she dares to take a stand against these oppressive forces and takes her destiny into her own hands.
With a book by Dennis Kelly and a score by Tim Minchin, Matilda won a record-breaking seven 2012 Olivier Awards, including Best Musical, after making its West End premiere with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) helms the Broadway production.
A limited number of $32 seats will be available each day via MatildaLottery.com. Entries can be submitted the day of the preferred performance, by 11am for matinees or by 3pm for evening performances. Entrants may choose to be notified of winning via email or text, and winners may claim up to two tickets, which will be held for purchase at the box office.
In addition, the production will newly offer a limited number of $27 general rush tickets at the opening of the box office each day.
For both lottery and rush, there will be a limit of two tickets per customer. Cash or credit will be accepted for all lottery and rush tickets, which are non-transferable and may be purchased at the box office only with valid photo ID. Seat locations will vary based on availability and may be partial view.
In this tale of irrepressible lust, impossible purity, and infuriating hypocrisy, Godwin sees a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies—a tensely diverse world in which incompatible values collide and expose the tenuous boundary between order and anarchy.
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with various forms of improv comedy. The forms are constantly evolving, and no two shows are the same. Come see what your favorites are up to this week.
DCINY ushers in the holiday season with the sixth annual presentation of its signature version of Handel's Messiah, the Beecham/Goossens' 1959 reorchestration for full symphony orchestra. The performance is led by maestro Jonathan Griffith, featuring an international choir made up of singers from five different continents.