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The New York Burlesque Festival brings superstars from around the globe together with five shows in one sparkly long weekend. This unique event captures the best of what NYC nightlife has to offer and then some, featuring over 100 artists from across the globe! Local celebrities of the nightlife such as comedienne Murray Hill (NYC), Medianoche (NYC), Angie Pontani (NYC), Dirty Martini (NYC), and Julie Atlas Muz (NYC) will be featured as well as Ariana Savalas (Hollywood) — Postmodern Jukebox's singer and daughter of Telly Savalas — and many more!
Following four wildly successful U.K. runs, the new stage adaptation of George Orwell's masterpiece comes to New York. One of the most widely referenced and best-known fiction titles of all time, 1984 has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 65 languages. Now Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have adapted this iconic novel into a breathtaking new play starring Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde, and Reed Birney. Don't miss this strictly limited engagement at Hudson Theatre!
Note: This show is intended for ages 13 and up. Children under 13 will not be admitted to the theater.
It begins when you walk through the doors of the storied Radio City Music Hall. Perhaps you pause for a moment and stand to admire the art deco lobby before making your way to your seat. After a hush, the curtain slowly rises, the music swells, and Rockettes appear. In perfect unison they dance across the stage, mesmerizing in their precision. And just like that, you're transported to another place, where reindeer prance and dash through the snow, where rag dolls spring to life and wooden soldiers march in a fantastic parade. For a time, the hustle and bustle of the world outside disappear and you are reminded of the true meaning and spirit of the holiday season.
The PlayLabs reading series invites audiences to engage directly with playwrights as they develop new work. Each reading includes a post-show reception with wine and refreshments, offering you a chance to discuss the work and mingle with the playwrights, actors, MCC leadership, and other audience members. This series features some of the most exciting writers working today, their voices brought to life by first-rate New York City actors. Past readings have featured Michael Shannon (Oscar nominee for Revolutionary Road), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty), and many others. For a list of the plays to be read, click the link below.
A reunion. An argument. A TED Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate love, careers, children, and world events. But when these private photographs gain the potential to go public, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become, and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. Funny and evocative, 20th Century Blues questions our place in the world and in relation to one another. Multi-Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee Emily Mann (Anna in the Tropics) directs the New York premiere of this play by Susan Miller (My Left Breast), another multi-Obie winner and winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman will be honored at the 17th annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway as part of the organization's partnership with the Lilly Awards.
The 24 Hour Plays bring together extraordinary artists to create time-limited theater around the world. Proceeds from The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway benefit the 24 Hour Plays programming, including the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals (a professional intensive for young artists) and the Lilly Awards Foundation's work supporting women in theater and promoting gender parity.
The rotating cast for The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway has included Leslie Bibb, Jason Biggs, Billy Crudup, Hugh Dancy, Daveed Diggs, Peter Dinklage, Rachel Dratch, Jesse Eisenberg, America Ferrera, John Krasinski, Aasif Mandvi, Javier Muñoz, Retta, Amanda Seales, Justice Smith, Amber Tamblyn, Tracie Thoms, and Olivia Wilde.
The marathon process for The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway begins at 10pm on October 29, the night before the performance. The writers, directors, actors, and production staff — many of whom have never worked with or met one another before — gather for an orientation during which they are asked to share one costume piece, one prop, a special skill, and to reveal something that they have always wanted to do onstage. Using all this as inspiration, the writers spend the night developing 10-minute plays, with rehearsals set to begin at 9am the following morning for an 8pm performance that same day.
Mette Ingvartsen's 7 Pleasures is a choreographed orgy that explores how we use pleasure to challenge cliché images attached to nudity and sexuality. Twelve performers confront notions of nudity, perception, and sexual practice, exploring every aspect of pleasure. In a long sensual movement, bodies touch, melt together, and lose their borders. The Seven Pleasures — Vibrational, Viscous, Tactile, Visual, Contractual, Ecstatic and Collective — intertwine to form a map of pleasure to be experienced as much as deciphered.
Emerging and established choreographers of all dance forms showcasing short new work.
Expressions Dance Company performing MOYUBA Choreography by Jenny Efremova
Ishita Mili performing The Elephant Hunter Saga Choreography by Ishita Mili
Luiza Karnas performing InRitmo Choreography by Luiza Karnas
Neville Dance Theatre performing Exposed (excerpt – Section II) Choreography by Brenda R. Neville
Ntrinsik Movement performing Free Indeed (Excerpt 2) Choreography by Michelle Isaac
she mee zoo performing Presenting… Choreography by Caylee Shimizu
Take It Away Dance performing Rhythm and Blues and Shoes Choreography by Pamela Hetherington
Danza Orgánica performing Abuela (excerpt from Melaza) Choreography by Marsha Parrilla
New York City's finest improvisers join forces with the city's finest poets in a unique format: part comedy, part poetry, part theater, part UNPREDICTABILITY. It all begins with an exquisite corpse (aka poem) written collaboratively by the audience. After that the improvisers delve in, building a world around the themes and imagery of the poem, populating it with a cast of characters who are funny, tragic, and in between. Fueling the proceedings is the work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the world. (Among the cast are performers and poets featured on This American Life, the Onion, and Chicago's Second City.) The whole shebang ends with the performance of a poem inspired by the show and written on the spot.
This gala celebrates the launch of Abingdon Theatre Company's 2017-18 season as well as the company's 25th anniversary. It honors multi-Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago) and includes a cocktail reception, dinner, awards presentation, live auction, and a special performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And the World Goes 'Round. The performance's all-star cast features Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall (Crazy for You), Tony winner Cady Huffman (The Producers), Telly Leung (Aladdin), Kecia Lewis (Once on This Island), Bianca Marroquin (Chicago), Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Murney (The Wild Party), multi-Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil (Anastasia), Angie Schwore (Something Rotten), and others.
The season will feature 11 theatrical productions. The fall lineup includes an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's novel Distant Star presented by the theater company Caborca (September 14-October 1); Blackouts by "Drag fabulist" Dickie Beau (October 5-8); Katherine Brook, Toni Enelow, and Taylor Brook's The Power of Emotion: The Apartment (October 11-21); Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty's Why Why Always, featuring Jim Fletcher (October 12-29). Wintertime will see Jack and the Beanstalk, created by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and feminist art star Julie Atlas Muz (December 6-23).
In 2018, the venue will present Fabrice Melquiot and Paul Desveaux's Pollock, featuring Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch (February 15-25); Modesto Flako Jimene's Listen for My Dear Brooklyn (March 14-31); Deborah Stein and Suli Holum's The Wholehearted (March 15-April 1); Eliza Bent's Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen (April 4-21); Elevator Repair Service's Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, written by Kate Scelsa and directed by John Collins (late May-June 17); and the Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble's Month of a Million Likes (June 7-30).
Ted drives a New York City cab with one screaming deadline in front of him: He must turn in the paper by midnight, or his long cherished degree-pending status at Harvard will be snatched away. Forever. It will take a wild ride through N.Y.C. and his past, a cab fare with beleaguered Ivan Boesky, and ultimately confronting his financial titan of a father before he's able to come to grips with an eight-to-ten-pager on Edmund Spenser's 500-year-old unfinished epic poem, The Fairie Queene.
Amber and Tom are freshmen at Princeton University, where their experiences so far have only two things in common: drunken parties and a desire to fit in. But when they meet, their common experience becomes anything but, and their moral mettle is put to the test. Lileana Blain-Cruz directs Anna Ziegler's deeply felt and relevant play about intimacy and responsibility, power and provocation, privilege, and protocol.
Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at the Hillcrest School, fighting to diversify the student body. And alongside her husband, the school's headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the 21st century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values — with convulsive results.
After the Blast is set in the wake of total environmental disaster. The human population has retreated underground. Experience is simulated. Fertility is regulated. And Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.
Afterglow is a raw one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections among three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.
Note: This show is recommended for ages 18 and up because of its language and nudity. Children under the age of four are not permitted in the theater.
A Tony Award-winning hit!
Disney's smash-hit movie Aladdin has made its way to the Broadway stage! Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) and featuring the classic Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice score with songs such as "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," Aladdin uses a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). This show brings joy and laughter to audience members of all ages!
ALAXSXA | ALASKA is a theatrical collage of multimedia, puppetry, and Central Yup'ik drum and dance, illuminating striking moments of cross-cultural encounter in the epic, changing landscapes of Alaska.
Directed by Ping Chong and Ryan Conarro, ALAXSXA | ALASKA features Conarro and Gary Upay'aq Beaver (Central Yup'ik), along with puppeteer Justin Perkins. The three performers use movement and puppetry to reveal a series of little-known historical narratives of collisions between people and cultures in Alaska. These histories — at times humorous, at times tragic —juxtapose against Beaver and Conarro's own personal memories as "insider" and "outsider" in the Last Frontier.
Like Ike and Tina, Bobby and Whitney, OJ and Nicole, All the Diamonds You Can Eat (ATDYCE) is a love story that never should have been but you still can't look away. ~ There will be a story of a lifelong love that is taken away — a cutesy love story will be shadow, then the large puppet will spring up and surround/swallow the story — she is the lover that lost her partners. ~ Packrat is an immersive puppet theater presentation incorporating an assortment of puppetry styles and animals that inhabit the Sagebrush Desert. ~ 3 Sticks's newest creation, Beasties, is a music theater piece featuring puppets. Germinated during a weeklong residency at the Freight Project, Beasties began as a single song inspired by the visual art of Julian Crouch, a fellow artist-in-residence.
Commissioned by Dixon Place, Almodóvar Dystopia, by the renowned downtown dance artist Antonio Ramos and his outrageous company, the Gangbangers, is part Latino-flavored tribute to the Spanish film director, part humorous celebration of LGBT culture, and part bold political statement against the body-negative and repressed nature of the world we live in. Featuring video, movement, spoken word, and gourmet surprise, the piece makes its case for the affirmation of all things physical through Ramos' trademark chaotic and joyful storytelling style. Parental guidance strongly cautioned.
Amateur Night at the Apollo is live entertainment with a history. This weekly talent competition began in 1934 and within months became a leading showcase for emerging performers. Among its early winners was a 15-year-old Ella Fitzgerald. Since then the series has launched the careers of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill.
Today Amateur Night attracts performers and audiences from around the world. Audience members, known for their toughness and expectation that contestants "be good or be gone," gleefully choose the winners.
Created, cowritten and directed by Daniel C. Levine (Broadway's Les Misérables and Mamma Mia!) Choreography by Al Blackstone (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance) Music direction by Bryan Perri (Broadway's Wicked and Next to Normal) Book by Susan Batten (Lifetime's Showing Roots)
Travel with us on a sensational tour of American popular dance from yesterday and today! From the Charleston and Lindy hop, to the jitterbug and the twist, to disco and voguing, American Dance Spectacular! is an exploration of the 20th century's flashiest dances with six leading Broadway dancers backed up by three Broadway vocalists and a live band.
After their father's death, two unhinged siblings reunite with Amy, their movie-loving sister who has Down syndrome. Together they careen down the Long Island Expressway, navigating strip malls, traffic jams, and some serious (and not-so-serious) family drama. An unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives...and the fact that Amy may be the only one who knows her own mind. Written by Lindsey Ferrentino, who made her New York debut at Roundabout Theatre with Ugly Lies the Bone, and directed by Scott Ellis (The Elephant Man), Amy and the Orphans is a rollicking ride that proves it's never too late to follow a new road.
With her joyful sass and pizzazz, singer, actress, and comedian Ana Gasteyer hosts a good old-fashioned holiday party. Her jazzy ensemble celebrates the season with swingin' holiday favorites and toe-tappin' yuletide tunes such as "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and more.
Inspired by the beloved films of the same name, Anastasia transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as it follows a brave young woman who sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, the intrepid Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score — including the popular songs "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December" from the animated film — Anastasia is a spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
Angels Among Us is returning for a holiday encore performance! This previously sold-out hit play, first performed in May 2017, highlights the journey of nine characters living through the worst days of their lives, but little do they know that everything happens for a reason — even if they don't know what it is yet.
Presented in a series of four connected vignettes, these characters learn that sometimes they have to get through absolute devastation in order to experience the divinity and joy in their lives. As they learn to overcome their fears and let go of what they can't control, they might just be able to connect with a higher part of themselves and find understanding, peace, and happiness. This play explores the complicated nature of the human experience and the struggles we all face through having to feel our pain, joy, growth, fear, and surrender, while having to evolve and face our mortality.
Tony Kushner's seminal epic, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, returns to Broadway for the first time since its now-legendary original production opened in 1993. This new staging of part one of Angels in America, Millennium Approaches, and of part two, Perestroika, had its world premiere in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest-selling show in the organization's history.
Starring multi-Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and Academy Award and Tony nominee Andrew Garfield, the cast of Angels in America features fellow original National Theatre cast members Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Multi-Tony winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs.
As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did to the early '90s. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980s, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope. Angels in America won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
When internal navigation fails, a lost ant resorts to traveling cross-country by "Antrak" train. ~PLUS~ Constructing an idea of home. A hero's attempt to build shelter and find security. ~PLUS~ Short experimental puppet-dance film with original music. ~PLUS~ A short performance portrait of the prolific painter, poet, and set designer Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944).
Inspired by the smash Broadway hit Hamilton, North Coast's Anybody takes an audience suggestion of any historical figure to create a full-length improvised hip-hopera. With past shows centering around Nikola Tesla, Frederick Douglass, and Louisa May Alcott, North Coast creates a dynamic show every night with their fast and funny improvised beats, rhymes, and story line.
Set in an inner-city apartment, James and Lillian's lives are disrupted after Lillian meets their mysterious neighbor who lives one floor above them. What sets out to be a straightforward story of metropolitan adultery becomes something darkly deceptive. Full of serpentine dialogue and erotic entanglements, Apartment Block subverts genres as it explores the hidden corridors of identity and memory.
Arden/Everywhere reimagines Shakespeare's As You Like It as a story about refugees. It unlocks this beloved comedy's deepest heartbeat to tell a distinctly contemporary story — one that looks into a world of dislocation and exile to discover resilience, reconciliation, and love. Performed by a diverse cast of actors whose origins extend from Russia to Liberia to Sri Lanka to Ohio, it unleashes theater's unique ability to awaken empathy, locating our common humanity in the face of a seemingly incomprehensible global catastrophe.
Lovers in disguise! Troubadours in trouble! Shakespeare's pastoral comedy features an exiled duke, his banished daughter, a gentleman in love, and a melancholy traveler. Tony Award-winning director John Doyle and Tony-winning composer Stephen Schwartz transplant this classic play into the Jazz Age. Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist), a Tony, Emmy, and Academy Award-winner, plays the role of Jaques.
This new production of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo, directed by Lila Neugebauer (Everybody), honors Albee, who passed away in 2016. In Act 1, "Homelife," we meet Peter and his wife, who live a comfortable but vaguely unhappy bourgeois existence; in the second act, the classic "The Zoo Story," Peter is forever altered by an oddly persistent stranger in Central Park. With jolts of brutality and Albee's signature dark humor, this seminal play explores both the love and the cruelty that we inflict on each other every day.
Part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart, Avenue Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Still, the neighbors seem nice. He meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the pervert), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman), and other new friends! Together they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
The B-Side is based on performer Eric Berryman's interest in the LP Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons, recorded in 1964 by folklorist Bruce Jackson. The LP features work songs, blues, spirituals, preaching, and toasts performed by a group of inmates on Texas's then-segregated agricultural prison farms. Berryman plays the album and transmits the material live by channeling, via an in-ear receiver, the voices of the men on the record. Accompanying him are Jasper McGruder and Philip Moore. Berryman also provides context from his conversations with Jackson.
Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison, plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians, including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin, and Solomon Hicks.
Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In Bad With Money, he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem — or get rich trying. In this gripping play-by-play of some his biggest mistakes and their consequences, Rimalower offers a no-holds-barred self-portrait of an addict and casts light on an under-examined taboo. "People tend to be familiar now with alcohol and drug abuse — and I've got those too," the writer-performer says. "But spending money I don't have is really my drug of choice. And considering how many people suffer from the same problem, it's staggering how seldom that is discussed."
BAMcafé Live is a free weekly performance series, featuring a mix of live music in a bar and lounge space. Performances span jazz, R&B, Afro-pop, Latin, rock, experimental music, and spoken-word poetry. Duncan Sheik, Billy Martin, Survival Soundz, Tracie Morris, and Carl Hancock Rux are among the series' alums.
An Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band's Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all.
Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek and a book by Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Itamar Moses, The Band's Visit is directed by Outer Critics Circle and Obie Award winner David Cromer.
The Baroness — Isak Dinesen's Final Affair is the true story of baroness Karen Blixen, best known by her pen name, Isak Dinesen. As Dinesen, she wrote such epic tales as Out of Africa and Babette's Feast. In 1948, at the pinnacle of her fame, the 62-year-old Blixen was introduced to newly renowned 29-year-old Danish poet Thorkild Bjørnvig by his publisher's wife. In this play, the baroness takes him under her wing, and the two share a powerful, dangerous, and intimate friendship. What follows is a mixture of passion, courage, art, love, and lust among a young, ambitious poet, a grand dame of literature, and the charming young wife of their patron.
Hear acclaimed pianist Barry Douglas and the Camerata Ireland orchestra perform an intimate program of well-known classics and some Irish musical surprises. This unique chamber orchestra comprised of many of its country's finest musicians has earned worldwide acclaim from music lovers everywhere through numerous recordings and international tours.
BB King Blues Club All-Stars specialize in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
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Beautiful Monster is a new play depicting the final hours of the life of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. On the eve of her expected death, Mary, gripped by madness, is visited by the dead: her husband and Romantic poet Percy Shelley, their shared lover Lord Byron, and literary rival John William Polidori, author of the first known vampire fiction — fiction begun, along with Frankenstein, on that now famous night of ghost stories on the banks of Lake Geneva. As the clock ticks toward Mary's death, she recalls in a series of hallucinations her heart-wrenching confrontations with Percy's formidable mother and the tender friendship of her loving stepsister. She's even confronted by the monster she created.
Note: This show includes nudity and sexual content.
Winner of two Tony Awards!
Long before Carole King was a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Becca C. Kidwell discovers her voice through singing and performing as she reprises her cabaret show, A Song & Its Girl. The show features songs from the Great American Songbook, modern musical theater, and popular music.
Four short plays by Samuel Beckett: Not I, Footfalls, Come and Go, Rockaby
Experience the women who inhabit some of Beckett's best-known short works, women whose connection between body and soul has ruptured. Director Sarah Jane Scaife places Beckett's characters from the page into the urban landscape, using the aesthetic tools of the body, sound, site, movement, architecture, and projection to put flesh on the scars the playwright reveals within our society.
A young woman who had never felt comfortable in her own skin reflects upon her unlikely path to self-discovery: stripping. It's a quirky, vulnerable, not-so-typical story about a woman finding her confidence, sexuality, and self-love. Written entirely by Kat Blackwood in 19 hours, Becoming Frankie is an official selection of this year's New York New Works Theatre Festival. It is being directed by Kat's dear friend, the hugely talented Dan Moldovan.
Bedlam returns with a new production of J.M. Barrie's 1904 play about the Darling children who follow Peter Pan and Tinker Bell to Neverland, where kids never get old. Bedlam's cast of six inhabit Barrie's 25 characters — including pirates, the Lost Boys, Indians, and the maniacal Captain Hook.
Join Camerata New York, world-class soloists, and the St. Jean's Festival Chorus in the beautiful St. Jean Baptiste Church in one of the most exciting and popular symphonic choral works of all time, celebrating joy and brotherhood.
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.
Funerals are for the living. What happened and why and who did it and how — none of that matters in the moments before. And The Big and the Small is a play about the moments before. This work is a series of two-handers, each set in identical hotel rooms in a grand hotel in Zürich as guests enjoy the last moments of their private, awkward, funny, and not-so-funny lives. Themes of nationalism, tourism, social responsibility, isolation, class, and gender roles are all explored. So too is the tension between public and private life as well as between assimilation and diversity.
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, and a cowboy from the Bronx.
If you would like to be on stage, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "Open Variety" in the subject line!
Stella Starsky shines in her moving and sidesplitting solo play that explores both the mundane and the mystical implications of modern womandom free from motherhood, whether by choice or cast of the die. From her humble beginnings as a tweenage doughnut maker in small-town Massachusetts, through a me-generational gauntlet of disco balls, body dysmorphia, designer dreams, and debatable dates with destiny, Starsky illumines our universal quest for value and validation, alighting on divinely human and hilarious realizations along the pro-creative path toward planetary parenthood.
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
Stand-up comedian Blake Winston Rice returns to the Triad Theater to perform his headlining stand-up comedy act for the good people of New York City. Hosted by fellow comedian Paul Schissler.
Please note: the Triad has a two-drink minimum.
Composer Michel van der Aa combines classical instruments, voice, electronics, actors, video, apps, and even web browsers in his multidisciplinary work. His broad musical vocabulary embraces these elements alongside film, stage direction, and the written word, allowing him to create works that are as visual as they are aural.
This dynamic young creative voice comes to the Armory for the North American premiere of his latest creation, a chamber opera for soprano and 3D film based on the life and work of South African poet Ingrid Jonker. Soprano Miah Persson sings live, combined with replayed loops of herself and the voice of Baritone Roderick Williams on film to create haunting musical passages and ensembles. This groundbreaking work combines live action, innovative techniques of interactive film, and inventive music to consider human memory, the ways in which we reconstruct and deal with traumatic life events, and notions of individual realities
In Blood Boundary (the third and final play of Vicki Lynn Mooney's Broken Heart Land trilogy), James, a young man raised in a white family, must examine his life when confronted with his Cherokee mixed-blood relatives. James faces the tough choice to leave to pursue his medical career abroad or stand beside his family in a time of racial oppression during the dark days of 1920s.
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert, and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multisensory experience that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Don't miss Blue Man Group — enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. Dare to live in full color!
Bobbie killed Casey in the middle of a cornfield in Milton, Nebraska. Two years later, Milton's residents are ready to tell you their side(s) of the story. This comedy-about-a-tragedy pushes the boundaries of Roundabout's Black Box Theatre with a sprawling cast of eccentric characters and an ambitious narrative that pulls back the husk of rural life. Bobbie Clearly is written by Nebraskan Alex Lubischer, a Yale School of Drama student discovered by Roundabout Underground.
Based on the documentary by Alice Elliott, Body and Soul tells the story of two amazing women who, despite having significant disabilities, find a way to live a life of meaning and independence by living together. Diana Braun, who has Down syndrome, cares for Kathy Conour, who has severe cerebral palsy, in a small suburban home in Springfield, Illinois. Together they are able to cope with almost every problem in their daily life with humor and grace.
When well-meaning people try to help, Diana and Kathy's world falls apart. It is up to them to find a way to put it back together. Featuring Mary Liz McNamara as Diana and Tracy Sallows as Kathy, Body and Soul is certain to be a profound, unique theatrical experience.
Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, a breakthrough in anatomy invented by trailblazing scientist, Gunther von Hagens. Learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century. BODY WORLDS: PULSE is an inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city. It is an exhibition unlike any other. Body donors who willed their bodies, after death, for plastination and the education of future generations, act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, comes this hilarious Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. The Book of Mormon was written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and is codirected by Parker and Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical, The Book of Mormon has certainly captured the hearts of many in the Broadway community by presenting modern, in-the-know, and often profane content in the tried-and-true form of a very traditional integrated book musical, complete with tap dancing.
Inspired by encounters with refugees, Borders is an urgent, moving, and occasionally hilarious commentary on one of the great crises of our time. Through two alternating monologues, Borders tells the stories of a British press photographer and a Syrian graffiti artist whose paths cross in tragic circumstances. Written by the multi-award-winning Henry Naylor, the show was one of the biggest hits of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling out its entire run. Boldly directly by Michael Cabot, Borders is fast-paced, stripped-down theater that conveys an epic story using just two actors, simple lighting, and a couple stools.
In this hilarious solo show, one woman plays over 25 different characters from inside a kitchen cupboard. (Yes, you read that correctly: The whole show takes place inside of a cupboard!) Each time the doors open, the audience discovers an entirely new reality, ranging from a drunken couple in Las Vegas to the entire Greek army inside the Trojan Horse, a lonely giantess, a lost pope, and so much more! With sketch-style characters and musical numbers, The Box Show is a fast-paced roller-coaster ride that plunges its audience into vastly different worlds without ever leaving the physical space of The Box. The space is limited, but the comedic possibilities are endless.
A young artist becomes romantically entangled with a family of disgraced English aristocrats, and his life is never the same. Part literary deconstruction, part orgiastic karaoke party, this reimagining of the 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited interrogates assimilation, desire, and the longing to go home.
Good news: You actually can bring the love of your life back from the dead! Bad news: Breakfast the next morning is really awkward. When it comes to the unexpected resurrection of his beloved wife Alcestis, King Admetos learns the hard way that the aftermath of a miracle ain't as peachy as we might assume. A Doll's House, Part 2 for the ancient Greek theater, The Briefly Dead reinvents a classic play with a sharply contemporary celebration of its powerful heroine returning home to settle the score.
Kelli O'Hara (The King and I), Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County), and Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris) star in a concert production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical Brigadoon, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris), with music director Rob Berman leading the Encores! orchestra. The first performance, on November 15, is City Center's annual gala, honoring City Center board co-chair and Broadway producer Stacey Mindich. An additional five performances follow from November 16 through 19. Funds raised at all six performances of Brigadoon will allow City Center to make the best in the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience by subsidizing affordable tickets throughout the year to programs such as Fall for Dance and Encores! Off-Center.
Before My Fair Lady and Camelot, there was Brigadoon, Lerner and Loewe's transcendent romantic fantasy about the past, the present, and what it means to (almost) be in love. The classic 1947 musical, now celebrating its 70th anniversary, follows Tommy Albright (Pasquale), a jaded New Yorker who gets lost in the Scottish Highlands and stumbles into an idyllic town that only appears for one day every century. He quickly becomes smitten with the headstrong Fiona MacLaren (O'Hara) and makes an enemy of the rebellious Harry Beaton (Fairchild), bringing about a chain of events that could spell doom for the entire town.
Josh and Brennan are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled riot because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says, "Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns." In the struggle for equality, what do we really want? What do we lose? And is there any cocaine left?
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Every Thursday night at 11 PM Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's great songs. This ever-changing cast of stars will sing the show tunes they know and love best. Jesse Kissel is the musical director and Scott Siegel hosts!
BroadwayCon is theater's answer to Comic-Con, tailor-made for fans. Join some of Broadway's biggest fans, performers, and show creators to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theater. BroadwayCon 2018 will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, sing-alongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of the current season's hits, and discussions featuring the industry's top producers and designers — not to mention the giant opening ceremony, nighttime concerts, and dance parties.
BroadwayCon 2018 is pleased to announce a lineup of new and returning special guests, including co-creator Anthony Rapp, Alex Brightman, Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, Andrew Chappelle, Lilli Cooper, Janet Dacal, Ben Fankhauser, Annie Golden, Derek Klena, Joe Mantello, Lesli Margherita, Ruthie Ann Miles, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, and James Snyder.
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s — where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else, family.
A Bronx Tale is directed by multi-Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and multi-Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri wrote the book, while the score is the work of multi-Academy Award winner Alan Menken and multi-Tony nominee Glenn Slater. The choreography is by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.
Where do you belong when your government suppresses your basic right to expression? What do you do when your government imprisons you for making art? How would you survive one of the most brutal prison systems in the world?
Belarus Free Theatre combines forces with Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina, who makes her New York stage debut, in a searing performance on how art persists under oppression. Through the prism of persecuted artists who will not be silenced, Burning Doors reveals how artists living under dictatorship illuminate the knife-edge of complacency in democratic societies, reminding us of the true cost of freedom and dangers of inertia.
Following a critically U.S. and international tour, Vangeline Theater presents Butoh Beethoven: Eclipse (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata).
New York Butoh dancer Vangeline conjures the ghosts of two passionate giants — Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh, and composer Ludwig van Beethoven — in this hypnotic, electrifying, and award-winning solo performance.
Italian Bred is based on true life events and told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian on Staten Island. Candice Guardino slips in and out of multiple family characters while sharing the stage with virtual cameos from Emmy winner Steve Schirripa (Blue Bloods), Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace), and more!
The last opera by one of the longest-lived composers in history, Capriccio turns the tables on audience members, giving them a glimpse of life in the theater from the other side of the curtain. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), what happens behind the scenes is filled with as much drama and comedy as what takes place onstage! The plot revolves around the Countess — a supporter of the arts, just like you — and her courtship by both a composer and a playwright (poet?). In choosing one over the other, she plans to answer this age-old question: Which is more important to opera, the music or the words?
Carl Palmer was the drummer at the heartbeat of bands like Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Asia, and the legendary Emerson, Lake & Palmer. With ELP, he helped define progressive rock with hits like "Pictures at an Exhibition," "Lucky Man," "From the Beginning," and "Tarkus." Now Carl Palmer is back with a new band that captures all the power of ELP's hits in a hard-driving instrumental performance that's winning raves globally. Fronted by the legendary original drummer, the songs of ELP have been reinvented for a rocking new generation.
Carolines on Broadway, the premiere comedy nightclub of New York City, presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national standup circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom, which can accommodate over 250 people, has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design. A wide assortment of food and drink is available during the show, and fine dining is available before or after the show in the intimate supper lounge.
Note: There is a two-drink minimum for all shows.
One of the most iconic works in American theater returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel comes to life in a new production starring Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical. Multi-Tony winner Jack O'Brien (The Front Page, The Coast of Utopia) directs, with choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.
Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel depicts the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss, and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that produced some of the American Songbook's most iconic numbers and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.
Cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures, presented by a wide array of comic-strip makers, graphic novelists, and visual artists, as well as luminaries from the downtown New York theater & music worlds!
Featuring Nick Abadzis, Miss Lasko-Gross, Doug Skinner, M. Sweeney Lawless, Matthew Thurber & Shannon Wheeler
1958's big-hearted songbird, Cathy Dresden (as portrayed by Joe Hartman), brings her nostalgic brand of mirth and merriment to Manhattan. She'll belt out a few tunes, tell stories, and ponder what it means to be an "old-fashioned" girl.
Cathy Dresden: An Old-Fashioned Girl gently lampoons the conventions and customs of the late-'50s while paying tribute to the music and the vocalists who make it so memorable. Cathy is assisted by Michael Hicks on piano, accordion, and additional vocals.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
The Jellicle cats come out to play on one special night of the year — the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one, they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the cats to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is set in a junkyard playground alive with beloved feline characters, including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella, and Skimbleshanks. Cats features breathtaking music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, including the treasured "Memory." With a cast of beautiful dancers and singers as well as the original Tony-winning sets and costumes, this production is sheer purr-fection.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by him and Dayle Reyfel, features a lineup of rotating performers who read — in both solo and ensemble pieces — the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
The show features selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, the Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and Vanna White. It also includes special "celebrity mash-ups" — Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working "it" out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus, and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are"; Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of "diva-dom"; and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
Before the days of radio and television, wealthy patrons would regularly invite entertainers into their homes, to delight small gatherings of family and friends. In those sophisticated, friendly environs, the living room became the stage, and the audience looked gleefully on, mere inches from the show.
Master conjuror, Steve Cohen, is recreating this posh, intimate entertainment experience, in his exclusive evening show, Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring. Some of the tricks Cohen will perform include:
- the linking of three borrowed wedding rings
- the bending of metal with his mind
- the single most astonishing card trick he's learned in twenty years of study.
Cocktail attire is requested.
Midnight showings of Chamber Magic are also available for groups of 15 or more.
For more than 50 years Roald Dahl's story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has captured imaginations around the world, and now for the first time Broadway audiences are invited to experience Willy Wonka's delightful and semi-dark chocolate world firsthand. Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous — and mysterious — factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka's world of pure imagination. Get ready for chocolate waterfalls, exquisitely nutty squirrels, and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa-Loompas.
When Mama Darleena Andrews — a 67-year-old black, transgender woman — takes it upon herself to teach an etiquette class at Chicago's LGBTQ community center, the idealistic teachings of Emily Post clash with the very real life challenges of identity, poverty, and prejudice faced by her students. Inspired by the true story of Miss Gloria Allen and her work at Chicago's Center on Halsted, Philip Dawkins' Charm asks this question: How do we lift each other up when the world wants to tear us down?
A passionate love triangle develops when a rural Irish woman and a sexy, French-singing Charolais heifer vie for a farmer's attention. Charolais is a multi-award-winning (and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-nominated) play about the rivalry between a woman and a cow.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer-dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxie shoots her lover, Fred, she employs an unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn, to get herself off the hook. But will she be thwarted by double-murderess and headliner Velma Kelly? Or will this gruesome twosome become a sister act?
Chicago features a classic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, including the songs "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Razzle Dazzle." So you better slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes for Chicago on Broadway.
Note: Children ages four and under are not permitted in the theater.
Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play makes its American debut with the heralded original cast. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they're shocked to discover the real reason for her visit.
The Children stars BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC's Cranford), Olivier winner Deborah Findlay (Stanley), and Olivier nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock). Directing is the award-winning James Macdonald (Top Girls).
One of the most celebrated American plays of the late 20th century, Children of a Lesser God tackles the complexities of human connection and communication with insight, wit, and unyielding compassion. Its original Broadway production in 1980 earned a Tony Award for writer Mark Medoff (Best Play), as well as for the two leads: John Rubinstein and Phyllis Frelich. Its London transfer went on to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play. The acclaimed 1986 film adaptation starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin further solidified the work's place in the American canon and earned Matlin the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Frelich and Matlin remain the only deaf actors ever to have won the Tony and Academy Awards for leading roles, respectively. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun), this new production stars Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek) and Lauren Ridloff.
Come see the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event! The incomparable Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner will revisit moments from her legendary career and celebrate music from timeless Broadway composers.
An accomplished and versatile actress, singer, and dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. She recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander-Fred Ebb-Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway (2015). She starred in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer's Life, a dazzling new musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele; and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas. Her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), and the original Broadway casts of Guys & Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven, and Mr. Wonderful.
John Kevin Jones reprises his solo performance of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol for the fifth smash season, directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd, in the intimate Greek revival double parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant's House Museum.
December 1867: Charles Dickens (Jones) arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant and intimate parlors of a 19th century family home.
Toast the holiday season with Mr. Dickens in the original 19th century kitchen of the Merchant's House Museum at selected performances. Mulled wine, cider, and light fare will be served.
Astrological disturbances split asteroids apart, and new smaller worlds hurtle into one another's orbits. Loved ones are wrenched from each other, old animosities arise, and these asteroidal inhabitants soon forget they once lived as one world. Mass amnesia buries their shared history, and it seems impossible that these estranged neighbors ever coexisted peacefully. Will they now be able to reach across borders and share a world of difference? How can you deal with aliens when you feel alienated yourself?
A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds pairs short stories by eminent multi-Obie Award-winning playwright Mac Wellman that have been adapted for the stage by director Elena Araoz. Each story tells a fantastic and emotional tale of the imagined inhabitants of real asteroids in the asteroid belt. Wellman's verbal acrobatics lay bare the madness of our own small world. Live music composed by Drama Desk Award-nominated touring artists, alongside Tony Award nominee Justin Townsend's installation-style production design, coalesce into a vibrant and deliriously theatrical event.
The Climbers is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them. In Clyde Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past. His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again.
This award-winning and electrifying production of A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess's literary masterpiece, arrives in New York direct from a sold-out run in London. A Clockwork Orange lures audiences into a glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of little Alex and his band of droogs is a groundbreaking classic teeming with sexuality and "a bit of the old ultra-violence." The story feels as hauntingly relevant today as when the book was published in 1962 and when Stanley Kubrick's Oscar-nominated film caused a stir in 1971. A Clockwork Orange remains an unapologetic celebration of the human condition and individual freedoms.
Are you are thinking, comedy on the Upper East Side? Yes! We have an amazing line-up of some of the hottest comedians in the City, performing at a bar price! This is quickly becoming one of the best kept secrets of the summer.
When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. John has to make a decision, and there is only one way to straighten this out...
Coffeehouse Chronicles is a free educational performance series exploring the history and development of off-off Broadway from its inception within the Village "coffeehouse theaters" of the 1960s through today. Part artist portrait, part creative event, part history lesson, part community forum, this series seeks to provide a home — as did La MaMa's founder, Ellen Stewart — for personal and intimate engagement with art. The Coffeehouse Chronicles are curated and directed by Michal Gamily, with educational outreach led by Arthur Adair.
La MaMa will celebrate Sam Shepard's life and career with live panelists, video tributes, and the presentation of rare footage and photos in the Ellen Stewart Theatre. Jean-Claude van Itallie will moderate the afternoon.
Created especially for families with children ages 5-10, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky's classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. The production features classics such as "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the Snowflakes," a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers' understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. Rose Menes' delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky's enduring score, will captivate audiences of all ages.
Winner of a 2017 Tony Award!
It's been called the "edge of the world." The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it's here, in Newfoundland, that a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie, and uncommon generosity.
That story began in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Flights had to be rerouted, and 38 of them, carrying a total of 6,579 passengers, were grounded near this Newfoundland town. The locals put their lives on hold and opened their homes to a world of strangers. In a heartbeat, the town's population doubled. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Come From Away, which tells the story of those passengers and that town, is a new musical written by Tony Award nominees (and Canadians) Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The direction is by Tony winner Christopher Ashley and the choreography by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky).
There's nothing like standup comedy in person — the spontaneity of a comedian in front of a live audience is something special. See for yourself at Comic Strip Live, which offers some of the best standup in New York City. Performers hail from Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, Conan, and the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Audiences can enjoy food, mixed drinks, and specialty brews as they laugh the night away.
Altruistic Theatre Company presents Committed — a fictionalized account of the last two days of the Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh — by Natalie Menna and directed by Brock Harris Hill. Van Gogh worked with the Somali-born writer-politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali to produce the film Submission (2004), exposing the treatment of women, which outraged the Dutch Muslim community. He was murdered in November 2004. The play explores when artistic radical temperament collides with religious and political realities. Featuring Brad J. Fryman, Ivette Dumeng, Francisco Solorzano, and Philip Schneider. Produced by the Altruistic Theatre Company in conjunction with the Theatre at the 14th Street Y.
On the 50th anniversary of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company and 30 years since his death, La MaMa celebrates the artistry of Charles Ludlam. A fully produced revival of Ludlam's early masterwork Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide, directed by Everett Quinton, is the centerpiece of the Ludlam celebration. Conquest is an epic collage inspired by Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great that is as outrageous and timely today as when first performed in 1967.
In the year 1949, three elite members of the Poe Society gather in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of Edgar Allan Poe. They hope to induct new members into the society as well as attempt to summon the spirit of Poe and discover how he really died. Their foray into the spirit world through the eyes of a medium takes a sharp left when the spirit of Poe arrives and events do not go the way anyone expected.
The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? is an intimate, multisensory, immersive, paranormal experience located in a 150-year-old speakeasy in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Enjoy a theater event featuring craft cocktails, delicious food, and live music after the show in the beautiful upstairs bar and outdoor patio at St. Mazie Bar & Supper Club.
The unsettled American West of the 1860s provides a new life and new dreams for Blue, a runaway slave who escapes to Texas to become one of America's first black cowboys. This musical tale of freedom integrates fiction with historical fact, and each song presents a different page in a complicated chapter of American history. The story of Blue begins in Louisiana, and with every song of Cross That River's infectious score, the audience is moved further along Blue's harrowing journey across the Sabine River to freedom in the Wild West. Each song tells a unique story — sometimes joyful and sometimes tragic, but always poignantly chronicling perseverance.
Poet Walt Whitman's personal experience caring for Union soldiers in a Civil War field hospital sets the stage for composer-librettist Matthew Aucoin's critically acclaimed and resonant opera. Directed by Diane Paulus, with Aucoin conducting 26-piece chamber orchestra A Far Cry, the opera features baritone Rod Gilfry (Walt Whitman), tenor Alexander Lewis (John Wormley), bass baritone Davone Tines (Freddie Stowers), soprano Jennifer Zetlan (Messenger), and an 11-member male chorus. The work was commissioned by American Repertory Theater for the National Civil War Project, commemorating the war's 150th anniversary.
Set in a ramshackle hospital, bloodied and broken soldiers await their fates and news of the war's end. Aucoin's fictional characterization of Whitman presents a conflicted but compassionate man drawn romantically to a wounded soldier. That soldier, John Wormley, is himself a complex character in need. Crossing features rich choral segments and additional solo roles by Davone Tines as Freddie Stowers, an escaped slave who later joined the Union forces, and Jennifer Zetlan — the opera's sole female voice — as the messenger who brings word of the war's end.
Cruel Intentions: The Musical pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan's most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster's daughter. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl — and anyone who gets in their way — they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love.
Based on the classic French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses and perhaps the sexiest teen drama of all time, this new musical is a full-on 1990s throwback to when email was for "geeks and pedophiles" and rosaries were more than a fashion statement. Cruel Intentions: The Musical features favorite nostalgia-inducing hits like "Lovefool," "Just a Girl," "Only Happy When It Rains," and of course, "Bittersweet Symphony."
Extreme loss shakes a Texas family as its members comes to terms with a tragic act of violence. In the midst of widespread media attention, their story becomes an allegory for the national debate over religion, tolerance, and the seedlings of hate. With humor and resilience, they confront ghosts of the past and discover the brutal universal truths that define the American family in the 21st century.
After six years in the army, Stephan Wolfert hopped off the Amtrak deep in the mountains of Montana and found himself at a performance of RICHARD III that would change his life forever. In this heartrending two act, one man show, Wolfert examines his own experience pre- and post-service, in the lines of some of Shakespeare's most famous speeches. Through his own personal insights as he explores our societal neurosis of war, and questions, is there room for improvement in the way in which we reintegrate our Vets back into society? The military recruits citizens and trains them to kill, but what does the "de-cruit" process look like? How do we re-learn to live together? Trigger warning: Cry Havoc! contains strong language and strong content.
Starring Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel (Honeymoon in Vegas) as Curvy Widow, this sassy, frank, and witty new musical comedy takes audiences through the semiautobiographical adventures of a gutsy, recently widowed 50-something woman as she immerses herself in the modern dating scene. From exploring internet personal ads and surviving hilarious first dates to weighing the pros and cons of married vs. unmarried men, this widow romps her way through it all with humor and perseverance, discovering unexpected truths about love, life, and sex as she goes. Alongside dramatis personae including best friends, a dead husband, and potential suitors, Curvy learns the hard way what it means to start life over in the modern age.
In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter's life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up questions: What truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from The Great Gatsby, this timely new play by the author of The City of Conversation probes the troubling relationship of finance and educational opportunity in American life today. Directing is Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt).
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway and concert stage star Daniel Reichard is bringing his popular annual New York City holiday show back to the historic music room. Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys and currently tours with the vocal group, "The Midtown Men," will play the iconic jazz club for three consecutive nights.
Take a musical tour of the Emerald Isle from west to east with two of the nation's leading traditional Irish ensembles. Hailing from counties Waterford, Dublin, Donegal, and Cork, Danú is known for its high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. Named Live Ireland's "Traditional Group of the Year," Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles. This magical night will bring both groups together on one stage in a perfect celebration of Irish culture and heritage.
De Novo tells the true story of a teenage boy from Guatemala who faced deportation after fleeing to the United States to escape gang life. The gang MS13 was the only family Edgar Chocoy had ever known, but he dreamed of a better life. At 14, he fled Guatemala City and traveled over 3,000 miles across the borders of three countries in search of his mother, who left him when he was a baby to find work in the United States. Detained by the Department of Homeland Security, he pleaded with a Colorado judge not to deport him to Guatemala, where the gang he left had sentenced him to death.
This documentary play is crafted entirely from immigration court transcripts, letters, and extensive interviews conducted by Houses on the Moon company members in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Arizona at Southwest Key, the largest facility for detained immigrant minors in the United States. De Novo is augmented with projected images from Donna DeCesare, an award-winning photojournalist who is widely known for her groundbreaking coverage of the spread of Los Angeles gangs in Central America.
De Novo provides a rare glimpse into the life of an "unaccompanied alien minor," thousands of whom make the dangerous journey across the border and through the U.S. justice system each year. Though there are thousands of foreign-born minors in U.S. custody, barriers of language, age, class, culture, and law conspire to make this population invisible to many. Their stories of migration are poignant, heroic, and painful.
The Dead, 1904 was adapted from the final novella in James Joyce's 1914 short story collection Dubliners and tells of a disillusioned man named Gabriel Conroy, who, along with his wife Gretta, attends a holiday party in 1904 Dublin, thrown at the home of his two elderly aunts. Throughout the evening, guests sing, dance, eat, and drink while outside, snow gently falls, and Gabriel and his wife contemplate their pasts, futures, happiness, life, and, ultimately, death.
Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.
Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. It first opened off-Broadway in a production that received an Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Much of the original cast, including its Obie-winning star, Ben Platt, have transferred with the show to Broadway. Another Obie winner, Steven Levenson, wrote the musical's book; the music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal) directs.
In The Death of the Moon, a dark and dramatic new solo musical, Danielle — cheated and disenfranchised — rhapsodizes about her loneliness and downward spiral into the seedy underbelly of New York City.
After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.
This musical journey takes audiences back in time — specifically, to when "soul" emerged as a style of music. Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers helped popularize soul music, as did Stax Records' Booker T. & the MG's. Before long, James Brown became the "Godfather of Soul" and Aretha Franklin its queen.
Now vocalists Prentiss McNeil (of the Drifters) and Bruce Wayne (of the Midnight Movers, Wilson Pickett's backing band) lead this classic soul revue. Their energy is unmatched; their showmanship, breathtaking. A Decade of Soul is a passion-driven tribute; the passion may even drive audience members out of their seats and onto their feet.
One of Broadway's greatest stars will join forces with an authority on all things Broadway for an extraordinary evening of music and merriment. For the first time in New York City, two-time Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone will revisit some of the iconic roles of her illustrious career, and Seth Rudetsky, the host of Seth's Big Fat Broadway on SiriusXM, will deconstruct them as only he can do. After acclaimed performances together across the U.S. and in London, the pair's unscripted evening will include stories LuPone hasn't talked about anywhere else and would share only at the prompting of Rudetsky. Proceeds from the event will benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.
Rachel and Ben want to buy a flat in London. And so do their friends, Melanie and Sam. But what with rent, tax, student loans, pensions, and bills, it's impossible to save for a deposit.
So the foursome come up with a fast-track solution to the problem: live together. Sneakily split the rent and bills on a tiny one bedroom flat for a year. But with paper thin walls and space growing sparser by the day, which will they sacrifice first — the friendship, the relationship, or the dream of buying their own property?
Matt Hartley's Deposit throws a lively and topical spotlight on "Generation Rent" and the lengths they will go to in order to get that first step on the property ladder. His theater credits include the Bruntwood Award-winning Sixty Five Miles (Paines Plough/Hull Truck) and Horizon (National Theatre Connections).
In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wandered the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spied on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashed in the Russian city of Smolensk.
Set in Russia over the course of 90 years, this thrilling new play by Rajiv Joseph (Guards at the Taj) traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth, and conspiracy theories.
The York Theatre Company opens its 2017-18 season with Desperate Measures, the foot-stompin', knee-slappin' new musical with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. It's funny, it's sexy, it's country, and it's a New York premiere with music by award-winning composer David Friedman and book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Peter Kellogg.
In 1890, in a territory out West, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy is sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. His sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life. The governor promises to pardon Johnny if his sister, the Sister, will "do his bidding" for the night. Adding to the humorous complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche.
Dido, a young queen in the midst of building the city of Carthage, is thrown into turmoil when the brave and handsome warrior Aeneas lands on her shores. Initially rejecting his advances, her ever-observing court coaxes her into a relationship with the visitor for their own enjoyment. After a very swift and public romance, the lovers are split by a jealous and conniving Sorceress, driving Dido and all of Carthage to a tragic end.
Balti and Jaker begin the play as two gay 20-year-olds enjoying the romantic and sexual possibilities on their college campus. But when Jaker asks Balti to pretend to be straight for the duration of Jaker's grandmother's visit to the campus, a chasm opens in the friends' consciousness, and Balti finds himself traveling back in time with the help of a cherub from the wrong side of the tracks.
As Balti sorts through the national history that binds him to his grandmother's homophobia, he meets a yarn-spinning rattlesnake, a Korean-American war child, and the founders of the first gay bar in Las Vegas, Nevada. When he attempts to return to the comforts of modern-day gay life, he finds that time works differently inside the closet than outside, and his old love with Jaker may be irretrievable. Worse, his new friend the cherub may be on the brink of death due to human pollution of the time-stream.
The year is 1973. In Chile, a group of young poets meet to write, argue, critique, and flirt. Days later, the government collapses and the president is shot. Amid the brutality, one poet rises to fame as a skywriting daredevil — and possibly a killer.
An eerily relevant drama unfolds in Brooklyn-based theater company Caborca's adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's novel Distant Star, a harrowing tale of fascism and its aftermath. It weaves Bolaño's memories of life (and death) under Pinochet's American-backed dictatorship into a perverse, seductive noir of urgent political necessity. Infused with the novelist's perverse humor and mastery of suspense, the play draws audience members, almost without their noticing, into the vortex of its terrifying world, making a political story personal and vice versa. Distant Star is staged throughout the bunker-like environment of the Underground Theater at Abrons Arts Center, the actors and audience occupying every inch of physical space.
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!
Written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath and directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, A Doll's House, Part 2 explores, in uproarious fashion, the emotional chaos that results when Nora Helmer returns to the home she exited 15 years earlier. The play stars Tony winner Julie White, Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Erin Wilhelmi.
The impact of Stephen King's psychodrama is heightened in this intimate new adaptation of Tobias Picker's opera. New York City Opera principal conductor Pacien Mazzagatti leads the production.
Come enjoy New York's hottest up and coming talent at this wonderful cabaret located in the heart of the theater district. Don't Tell Mama's Piano bar provides music and fun every night from 9:30 pm on. The space provides two cabaret rooms showcasing a wide range of performers and styles. To check out their full schedule click: Don't Tell Mama. There is a two drink minimum at all cabaret performances.
Conceived, written, and directed by Murielle Borst-Tarrant [Kuna/Rappahanock Nations] Musical direction by Kevin Tarrant [Hopi/Hochunk Nations]
A Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective Project
Watch out when Indian show business meets the Doctrine of Discovery! A raucous play and political satire loosely based on Dante's Divine Comedy. A comedic Native-Aesthetic look at the marginalization of indigenous peoples and the appropriation of indigenous cultural and intellectual property. See what happens when the Indians push back.
On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men — all white except one — descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld takes us back to that day, to the cramped Greenwich Village apartment of Mary Shannon, a strung-out, freewheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever. Downtown Race Riot is snapshot of a time not so different from today, when a new social freedom ran smack into the forces of reaction and when the stakes were truly life or death.
Twelve iconic divas wrapped into one! This versatile, rambunctious show features live vocals and onstage costume changes. New York's Dorothy Bishop pays hilarious, loving tribute to performers from Cher and Madonna to Stevie Nicks and opera star Renée Fleming.
Nominated for Best Tribute Show by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret in 2015!
Bram Stoker's enduring tale of horror is coming to Manhattan's oldest mansion. Adapted for the stage by Steven Dietz, the Morris-Jumel Mansion proudly presents Dracula. Surrounded by the historic furnishings from the period, audiences will witness this enduring tale of seduction and immortality unlike ever before. Directed by Vincent Carbone with costumes designed by Vanessa Soto, the play will be presented in the Octagon Room of the mansion.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
This black-tie evening honors Steve Martin, whose prolific body of work has earned him an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Celebrating Martin's career in theater, music, film, and television, including this season's Broadway production of his new play Meteor Shower, the gala features a one-night-only musical tribute in Martin's honor, with performances by stars of both stage and screen. Past performers at the Drama League's benefit galas have included Liza Minnelli, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Angela Lansbury, Tony Bennett, and Nick Jonas.
Drunk Restoration Comedy is headed back to the West Village with a performance of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer! Part of the programming in Random Access Theatre's HERstory Examined, a series developed in the 3B Development Series at IRT Theater, join us for lots of laughs and liquor! The premise: Our team of brave (or just crazy?) actors, comedians, and improvisers will perform a reading of a Restoration comedy. The catch: They'll be doing so while heavily under the influence. Even better, this interactive evening will give audience members a chance to choose their own adventure and dictate which performers get totally sloshed and which are sent packing. Anything could happen; come find out what does!
Drunk Restoration Comedy is going back to the '80s! Join us as our hilarious cast takes on XVI Candels by Robert Price, an adaptation of the John Hughes classic Sixteen Candles written entirely in Shakespearean verse! The premise of Drunk Restoration Comedy: Our team of brave (or just crazy?) actors, comedians, and improvisers will perform a reading of a classical piece of theater. The catch: They'll be doing so while heavily under the influence. Even better, this interactive evening will give audience members a chance to choose their own adventure and dictate which performers get totally sloshed and which are sent packing. Anything could happen; come find out what does!
One professional New York actor has at least five shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform in a Shakespeare play.
There is a hidden library on the second floor of a building on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue. With over 15,000 books, the Drunk Shakespeare Society meets every night to drink...and perhaps do a little Shakespeare. A mysterious bartender serves cocktails through a 10-foot-high bookcase made entirely of black books. A hundred prized novels are forever buried in an amber fluid in front of a royal throne. Other easter eggs are hidden throughout the room...
Note: Audience members must be at least 21 years old.
The star of the cult TV comedy hit Black Books returns to New York City in an all-new show. Dylan Moran is sarcastic, unique, and glorious — go enjoy one of the masters of stand-up comedy!
Early Shaker Spirituals is based on a 1976 album of Shaker songs recorded by the sisters of the Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. The album Early Shaker Spirituals has been in the Wooster Group's collection since the early 1980s, when Elizabeth LeCompte, Kate Valk, and other members of the company visited the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community and met with Sister R. Mildred Barker, who sings on the album. The piece features LeCompte, Cynthia Hedstrom, Frances McDormand, Bebe Miller, and Suzzy Roche, who channel the voices of the Shaker singers from the album via in-ear receivers to give a new live rendering to the songs. Complementing the songs are dances in which the singers are joined by Matthew Brown, Modesto Jimenez, Bobby McElver, and Andrew Schneider. Jamie Poskin serves as interlocutor, reading from the album's liner notes.
The novel El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba ("No One Writes to the Colonel") by Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez (100 Years of Solitude) has been adapted for this world premiere production. Written in 1956-57, while Garcia Márquez was living in Paris, El Coronel is the story of an impoverished, retired colonel, a veteran of Colombia's Thousand Days' War who still hopes to receive the pension he was promised 15 years earlier. The action is set during the period known as "La Violencia" in Colombia — years of martial law, rampant corruption, and censorship.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System.
The Elephant in Every Room I Enter is an intimate solo piece about Gardiner Comfort's experience as an actor living with Tourette's syndrome. The play explores the week he spent at the Tourette Association of America National Conference in Washington, D.C., in April 2014. He'd never been around so many other people with Tourette's; it was the first time he could feel "normal." With mind-bending projections and sound design, which blend with Comfort's athletic, physical performance, this is a show unlike any other. The Elephant in Every Room I Enter is written by Gardiner Comfort and directed by Kel Haney.
Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he's actually human, Buddy's enormous size and toy-making ineptitude cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New Yorkers connect with their inner elf.
Endangered! is an international, multicultural, multi-species musical about a social media-savvy kid reporter and a group of famous endangered animals from around the globe that try to survive an unexpected superstorm. Stranded at the zoo when the storm hits the city, the kid and the endangered animals must quickly learn to understand and respect each other while working to save themselves. Endangered! has melodies that are renewable and harmonies that are sustainable, making this groundbreaking eco-musical uplifting and enjoyable for creatures of all ages!
Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water's warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, an island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble they can almost always sweet-talk their way out of. Take a break from your concerns, make some new friends at the bar, and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum.
Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and beloved Jimmy Buffett classics, including "Come Monday," "Volcano," and "Cheeseburger in Paradise." With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Emmy nominee Mike O'Malley (Survivor's Remorse), this rousing and refreshing new production is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and choreographed by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away) .
Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, and Chita Rivera will join Tony Award-winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally for an intimate evening of conversation and music to benefit Classic Stage Company.
Sandy Bainum returns to the Metropolitan Room with her new show, Ever Blondeward. It's a musical homage to a bevy of blondes including Betty Hutton, Judy Holliday, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, June Allyson, Barbara Cook, and the blonde that all gentlemen preferred, Miss Marilyn Monroe. The show is directed by cabaret icon Andrea Marcovicci. Joining Sandy onstage will be musical director Lanny Meyers, bass player Jay Leonhart, and guitarist Jack Cavari.
There is a $24 cover and $25 menu minimum. And for all real blondes, enter "I'maBlonde" when you buy tix on the Metropolitan Room website and get $5 off the cover charge.
Your checklist when you turn 40: 1. Mammogram? Check. 2. Breast cancer? Check....Wait, what? Oh %^$&#@(!@($&%!!!!!! Everyone's a Hero With Somebody Else's Tit is one woman's journey through a tough moment, involving some crying, some laughing, some people trying to help, others just driving you nuts…and fortunately with a happy ending.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) debuts his newest work, Exquisita Agonía ("Exquisite Agony"), in this world premiere production. According to Cruz, Exquisita Agonía is a love story that explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find love with a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he receives a new heart.
King Philippe V of Spain (Mark Rylance) lies awake in his chamber, plagued by insomnia. The queen, desperate for a cure, hears of Farinelli — a castrato with a voice so divine that it can captivate all who hear it. Astonished when Farinelli sings, Philippe begs him to stay. But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe?
Choreographers working in all dance forms workshop 25- to 35-minute pieces on a shared bill curated around the theme "Re-Explored" with the Dancing Georgina Project.
The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, Inc. (The Clemente) will host Fearless, a series featuring LGBTQ artists presenting works in direct response to the tragedy in Orlando and continuing attacks against the LGBTQ community. Connected by the theme of understanding and unity, these events will be spread throughout our 2017-18 season. Artists will have time and space to fully dedicate themselves to the creation of their own artistic work, while contributing to an intercultural exchange among a supportive community of artists in Manhattan's culturally and artistically vibrant Lower East Side.
Lee Roy Reams: Celebrating 42nd Street (October 6-7)
Broadway royalty Lee Roy Reams returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a brand new show celebrating his time with the legendary Broadway musical 42nd Street! Lee Roy originated the role of Billy Lawlor in the Tony Award-winning musical and will regale audiences with glorious songs and outrageous stories from this time. From "Lullaby of Broadway" to "We're in the Money" and from David Merrick to Gower Champion, this is a view of 42nd Street like none other. Don't miss Broadway's "song & dance man nonpareil" (New York Times) as he comes back to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage!
Andrea McArdle (October 10-14)
is a brand new show that celebrates the great American songbook, Broadway, and contemporary music. With Andrea's soaring vocals, audiences will be taken on a musical journey that is filled with anecdotes about the legends she has worked with and the songs that became the soundtrack of America.
Jay Armstrong Johnson's Not So Scary Halloween Party! (October 31)
The Sanderson Sisters are BACK, and no one wants to miss their return!! Join Jay Armstrong Johnson and his cast of kooky characters for Jay's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017! Celebrate Halloween Salem style with a rocking eight-piece band led by Rodney Bush. Expect some spooky new tunes and even more surprise guests.
With a stage full of artists in Halloween costumes and an unforgettable celebration of Hocus Pocus, this is one holiday event you won't want to miss.
The world premiere of Ferguson hits New York City. The stage play recreates the shooting of Michael Brown using eyewitness grand jury testimony. No spin. No media filter. No fake news.
The Triangle Waist Company fire on March 25, 1911, lives in infamy as one of the worst disasters in the history of New York City. In just a few short minutes, over 140 lives were abruptly extinguished when the eighth, ninth, and 10th floors of the Triangle Waist Company were consumed by fire on that fateful March day. Most of the casualties were female immigrants who had come to America to start new lives for themselves and for their families. Many of the girls sent portions of their meager incomes back home to their relatives who remained in the "old country." The young women had believed the stories they had read about American streets being "paved with gold." The reality was, the only gold they saw were the gold coins pocketed by the manufacturers.
Fire dramatically interweaves fictionalized stories about these young transplants with actual testimony from the trial against the owners of the factory. It poetically explores the theme of avarice juxtaposed against the dream of living in a new land and all the promise that goes along with it.
Fire resonates today because one of the baser human desires, greed, pervades the world as much now, if not more, as it did back in 1911. The play is ultimately about overcoming adversity and never giving up hope for a better life.
Inspired by speculative fiction and neo-noir, The Flatiron Hex is a peek inside a parallel world infected with intelligent viruses and paranoia. Set in NYORG, a city in the middle of a swamp, and told through puppets, The Flatiron Hex is the story of Wylie Walker, a contract shaman, who uses his unusual talents to troubleshoot and maintain NYORG's interweb biotechnology.
Elements of the fantastic collide with the everyday to become evocative of a magical reality. Due to the haunted land and sentient mainframes, Wylie faces many occult adversaries. Storms constantly threaten to destroy NYORG, but a secret feature of the Flatiron building keeps the storms at bay, as long as the cloud-code is cracked and the correct ritual procedure is followed. It all results in a blood-soaked comedic quest of redemption and sacrifice.
Suitable for ages 15 and up.
Playing Peter Pan at her hometown children's theater is one of Ann's fondest, most formative memories. Now, 50 years later, Neverland calls again, casting her and her siblings back to this faraway dreamscape where the refusal to grow up confronts the inevitability of growing old. With this play, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl conjures a tender, yearning tale that flies in the face of time, searching for a second youth.
Obsession, desire, and ambition are explored through the eyes of a madman in this original musical adaptation. Based on the Gothic horror classic by Mary Shelley and brought to life with steampunk flair, this musical follows the ill-fated life of an ambitious Dr. Frankenstein, who creates a monster and is forced to face the monster within. Published in 1818 and hailed as one of the first science-fiction novels, this story of man and monster is just as relevant today as it was in its first printing. Frankenstein — The Musical features a book by Brenda Bell and a score by Michael Sgouros for a live, percussion-based chamber ensemble.
Note: This show is not recommended for children under nine years old.
Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley's classic novel, is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical that honors its source material.
Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man's mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation.
A new musical with book and lyrics by Michael Fixel, dazzling choreography by Juliet Fixel, and a brand new score by David Oberst that has been described as "a cross between Ben Folds and Fleetwood Mac." Freefall Frostbite tells the story of Steven and Sharon, a couple waiting in line to enter an exclusive NYC club on New Year's Eve. As they wait, they are challenged by vagrants who promise freedom from the restrictions of this life, as Steven grapples with the realities of his life and career. Freefall Frostbite is what happens when everything you've been holding onto falls away. Join us and "be forever changed."
Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses, and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind. The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs, and sultry confessions. Improv performers then use that writing to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity. The cast includes a fistful of New York City's best improvisers with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, Chicago's Second City, the Onion, and NPR — and at least one Primetime Emmy Award loser.
Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, and Gunther are back. Friends! The Musical follows the misadventures of these six twentysomething pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in Manhattan. Friends! The Musical was created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, the duo behind Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, 90210! The Musical, Full House! The Musical, and...you get the idea.
When 23-year-old performer Walker Vreeland took a job as a lead singer for Norwegian Cruise Lines in 2003, he could never have imagined the voyage that lay ahead. Boarding the Bermuda-bound ship would precipitate a mental breakdown so severe, he would wind up months later at Johns Hopkins Hospital's Mood Disorder Psychiatric Ward. From Ship to Shape is a tragicomic autobiographical monologue about one young man's struggle with mental illness in today's world.
Broadway's Frozen is based on the 2013 movie that won Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Song ("Let It Go"). The stage production expands on and deepens the film's plot and themes through new songs and story material provided by the film's creators, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Winnie the Pooh), EGOT winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), and book writer Jennifer Lee (Zootopia). In fact, the Broadway show features more than twice as much music as the film. The musical's director is Michael Grandage, a Tony Award winner (Red), and its choreographer is Rob Ashford, another Tony winner (Thoroughly Modern Millie).
The international Galli Group, founded by philosopher and playwright Johannes Galli, stages modern adaptations of fairy tales. Written by Galli, these adaptations make children laugh and also communicate social issues relevant to today's world. Audience participation is part of the experience: Children may go onstage and interact with the actors. By awakening a sense of liveliness in audiences and actors alike, the Galli Group's shows celebrate childhood.
An uproarious musical comedy parody of HBO's tentpole drama series, Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical follows the saga of Eddard 'Ned' Stark as he battles tap-dancing direwolves, an evil inbred prince, and a smattering of other characters too hot and raunchy for network television. Will Ned climb his way to the Iron Throne? Or will he lose his head in the process? From the creators of Lost: The Musical and the acclaimed Once Upon a Time: The Rock Opera, Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical features 13 original songs.
Come for an evening of five uplifting pieces that celebrate the human spirit's abilities to survive, regroup, reform, and remain. Straight from Durham, North Carolina, home of the venerable American Dance Festival, this energetic company was founded by former Pilobolus Dance Theater member Gaspard Louis. His choreography marries playful physicality with lyrical, athletic partnering, resulting in works of haunting beauty and emotional force.
Take the journey of a lifetime and step into the "unbubblelievable" magical kingdom of Fan Yang's Gazillion Bubble Show! The first and only interactive stage production of its kind, complete with fantastic light effects, lasers, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry, this unforgettable extravaganza is not to be missed.
Fan Yang's gorgeous and unique creations defy gravity and logic as we know it. He holds (and has broken his own) Guinness World Records for the biggest bubble ever blown, the largest bubble wall ever created (a staggering 156 feet!), most bubbles within a bubble, and in May 2006 he was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid. His performances, including an appearance on The David Letterman Show, have been broadcast worldwide.
Over the past two decades, Fan Yang has explored the fragile and mysterious world of soap bubbles and emerged with a completely new medium, blending art and science to dazzle audiences around the globe. Children and adults of all ages are sure to be amazed, mystified, and enchanted!
Based on the salacious off- and on-screen personalities of the 1966 hit film, GEORGE/MARTHA imagines what might have happened if famed improviser and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? director Mike Nichols had introduced Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to the world of comedy improvisation.
Jason Specland plays Richard Burton as George, and Adrian Sexton plays Elizabeth Taylor as Martha. The audience has a role, too: They play the part of the guests who have stumbled into the middle of their cutting fun and games. What can't George and Martha talk about this time? A blender? A pineapple? A fondue pot? Only the audience knows for sure.
GEORGE/MARTHA: Fun and games. Truth and illusion. No script.
This one-man show paints a picture of a family and a time. Songs by New York artist and musician Marc McBarron Kessler. Starring J. Michael Reeds.
Ghost Quartet is a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky. A camera breaks and four friends drink, in four interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a treehouse astronomer, and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"; a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder. Murder ballads, doo-wop, jazz noise, and raucous campfire drinking songs collide in this surreal chamber musical from Dave Malloy, the creator of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Ghost Quartet features Great Comet stars Brittain Ashford and Gelsey Bell, cellist Brent Arnold, designer Christopher Bowser, and director Annie Tippe.
With giants mopping floors and trolls patrolling the roof, Northside Plaza is not your typical shopping mall. Arthur is a conscientious giant who works by day as a janitor — trying to win the heart of Cipriana, an executive who also works in the mall. Sebastian — the hotheaded knight — is not happy with this and wants to get rid of Arthur, but Arthur's buddy, Gregory (the "troll with a soul"), won't have anything of it. All the while, Cipriana's father, the magician, watches from a distance with an agenda of his own.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People's Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. The company's members are athletes, actors, and artists who have studied and trained for their crafts since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances annually and has toured through all 50 states and performed in over 65 countries across the world.
From Scott Carter, the executive producer of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, comes The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. This new play features three of history's most famous men, all of whom wrote their own version of the gospels, debating everything from religion to literature to marriage. Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy are trapped in a limbo wherein each believes his path to salvation depends on convincing the other two that they are wrong. Kimberly Senior, the acclaimed director of Disgraced and Chris Gethard's Career Suicide, directs this battle of biblical proportions.
Presented by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and producer Gary Beeber, Gotham Burlesque is an exciting evening of song, dance, tricks and visual treats will feature a different cast at each performance, offering a wide range of live entertainments from around the globe.
Inspired by Vicki Baum's 1929 novel, Grand Hotel follows the postwar comings and goings of the artists, businessmen, jewel thieves, and ambitious young secretaries whose lives intersect in the opulent lobby of Berlin's most prestigious hotel. First produced under the title At the Grand (1958), the original production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune and enjoyed a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.
Two dynamic dance companies, the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance, share the stage for a pulsating, rhythm-filled evening of urban street dance. Featuring 20 dancers with live musicians, these companies use dance to respond to cultural and political issues in their communities by conveying real-life stories of hard work, human struggles, and longing for a better life. These communicative dances have become an important part of restoring, revitalizing, and preserving South African culture.
Stimela the Musical is loosely linked by an old man's reminiscences of his days in the mines, to which many men were drawn from the townships. The dance routines and the songs tell of the miners' backbreaking work, their longing for home, and the way in which their songs and dances eased the pain.
San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a "friendship" game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the Cultural Revolution aftermath, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history. Inspired by events from her father's life and (short-lived) basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee makes her Atlantic Theater Company debut with this tender but fast-paced play.
Tribute Center Walking Tour Guides are 9/11 survivors, workers who assisted in the recovery efforts, lower Manhattan residents, or family members that lost loved ones. The tour includes a brief history of the World Trade Center, the attacks and the aftermath of 9/11. Each tour offers unique personal experiences of survival, loss and healing and ends in discussion of the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center. Please note: on inclement weather days, the tours go into the World Financial Center, looking into the 9/11 Memorial, and passes to the 9/11 Memorial are distributed after the tour concludes.
Almost everyone knows about Manhattan's Central Park, but far fewer people know its designers also created a sibling: Prospect Park! In the heart of Brooklyn, Prospect Park is an extraordinary combination of natural beauty and civil engineering. This Amazing Race-style hack competition takes small teams on a journey through Prospect Park, revealing amazing hidden facts and stories about specific locations, buildings, and monuments. Participants also dive into the park's history, biology, and modern relevance. Activities include...
- Prospect Park bingo!
- Physical and photo challenges!
- Tree identify-and-seek!
- Historical reenactments starring you!
Tony-nominated punk ballerina Karole Armitage creates a gritty street-influenced comedy on the delights of Halloween with her company, Armitage Gone! Dance. Designed to appeal to adults as well as to young people and their families, the dancers and puppets move to a musical cornucopia including NoWave New York punk, Wyclef Jean, Fats Waller, a Ray Bradbury text, and original music by Terry Dame. Costumes and an installation are by fashion designer Peter Speliopoulos, with additional costumes by Madame Secretary designer Jon Cos Coskunses. The production mixes influences from Disney's 1929 herky-jerky animation and the Haitian Carnival.
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes Hamilton, a musical about a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has given words and music to the story of an unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind who went from being a bastard orphan to George Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury Department secretary who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and Aaron Burr, lifelong friend and foe of Hamilton, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
So you're 17 years old and need to make a quick $20k. What do you do? You do what a lot of people in your neighborhood do — you SCAM! But this fast fortune comes with consequences, one that not only affects yourself but also affects your family and all of those around you. In the first episode, we see how one family is changed when given The Hand That Was Dealt.
In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Among the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.
Following a sold-out run at London's Royal Court Theatre and subsequent transfer to the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (The Cripple of Inishmaan) returns to Atlantic Theater Company with his first United States premiere in eight years.
A sexually charged and wickedly funny one-man thriller, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man who leads an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn't much easier now that he's an overworked employee at the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Set in Montezuma, Georgia, and New York City in 1941, this new work by Adrienne Kennedy — a multi-Obie Award winner and one of America's greatest living dramatists — is a heartbreaking and nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning, and doomed love. The action, driven by lyrical parallel monologues and a chilling tour through a storeroom of charged images, braids together the indignities of Jim Crow, rising Nazism, sexual hypocrisy, Christopher Marlowe, and the lingering shadow of a terrible crime.
The Bridge Production Group is thrilled to present Hedda, the world premiere adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler through the darkly comic and absurd lens of playwright Carol Brown.
Returning to Norway from a three-month honeymoon abroad, Hedda Gabler finds herself trapped in an unfurnished house, surrounded by her uninspiring and academic husband. Trapped by moving boxes. Trapped by talks of academia. Trapped.
The sudden inflow of guests and ghosts from the past provide Hedda the opportunity to stir the pot, creating some brief diversions to pass the time. As her actions continue to alter the lives of those around her, Hedda propels herself closer and closer to the brink of insanity.
The cast is comprised of Carol Brown (The Good Wife"), Tim Thomas (original company of Into the Woods), Madeleine Rogers (Juilliard), Max Samuels (Angry Young Man), and Mike Labbadia (cofounder of Produced by Actors).
Tony Award winner Bette Midler continues her triumphant performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! through January 14, 2018. On January 20, two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters will step into the role, descend the grand staircase, and cap a six-decades-long career of historic stage successes. Director Jerry Zaks's acclaimed production is the winner of four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival and Best Actress in a Musical (Midler). Don't miss Hello, Dolly!, at the Shubert Theatre!
HERE is an award-winning, boundary-stretching institution. Its 2017-18 lineup features three HERE resident artist world premieres; the world premiere of a production helmed by HERE artistic director Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program, including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist; the sixth annual Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival; and HERE's yearly Culturemart festival, in which HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in the 2017-18 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in HARP and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. For a complete list of shows, click the link below.
The three Gods of society find great interest in a young inventor.
Addie has a dragon problem, but perhaps it's not the dragon they should fear.
An original goth rock score performed with marionettes weaves a story of sex and drug addiction set in the 1990s' NYC goth club scene.
A whale visits a canvas. A poetic exploration of a sense of arrival and departure.
For 25 years, City Center's Encores! series has been bringing classic American musicals back to life. City Center is where Chicago, Wonderful Town, and Finian's Rainbow were reborn — but they were just the beginning. Catch a glimpse at the future of Encores! in this original production, a cavalcade of overtures, opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that Encores! hasn't gotten to...yet. Look for Mack & Mabel, Greenwillow, Wildcat, and others of their ilk. The many musical numbers in Hey, Look Me Over! add up to one exciting celebration: Encores! at 25.
An inside look at an American girl growing up in a Chinese immigrant family in New York City. Follow Nancy as she navigates her snarky Uncle Chet, her Chinese-speaking alcoholic father, and her innocent younger sister. To find her way home, she needs to accept where she comes from.
New York Premiere
Written by Tony- and Olivier Award-winning playwright Brian Friel.
In the hot Donegal August of 1878, the fruits of colonialism and the ambiguities of loyalty are tested within the background of impossible love. Christopher Gore, the liberal-minded Anglo-Irish landlord and his son, David, reside at the Lodge with their "chatelaine" Margaret, with whom they are both in love. Christopher's cousin, Dr. Richard Gore, arrives with the intention of pursuing a Darwin-inspired scientific theory: By measuring the craniums of the indigenous Irish, he hopes to crack the genetic code of the indigenes…demonstrating their inferior place in the natural order. Set in the era of the rumblings of violence and uncertainty at the dawn of the Home Rule movement, Brian Friel explores the aftermath of Dr. Gore's experiment as deep animosity is dangerously ignited among the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg.
A best-selling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she's long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have.
The Hotel Baltimore, once an elegant hotel, has now fallen into disrepair and is about to be condemned. The societal outcasts who call this place home are now facing eviction and must face a new uncertainty in an already uncertain future. This beautifully written play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson won the Drama Desk and Obie awards for best play in 1973.
Angst-ridden Max and mildly unstable Elanor are soul mates. They have revealed every crazy and embarrassing quirk to each other, which has only brought them closer. However, there is one issue that Max is holding on to. Elanor has discussed her ex-boyfriends with Max. Max hasn't quite mentioned his. Hot Mess proves that sometimes in order to find yourself, you have to get lost.
Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is a tragedy set in a cloistered world of women in 1930s Spain. A tyrannical mother dominates her five unmarried daughters, all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. Their repressed environment leads to an explosion of passion, jealousy, hatred, and despair.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System. At matinee performances, subtitles are provided only by request.
In a hastily booked theater under renovation, Howard struggles to put on a lavish musical revue over numerous obstacles, including the near-mutiny of his cast, and the nagging memory of his high school guidance counselor, who told him he'd succeed "when pigs fly." Just when it seems all is lost, Howard realizes the problem isn't that he's gone too far — it's that he hasn't gone far enough. The show goes on, and all of Howard's fabulously sequined dreams come true.
Indulge a bachelorette party fantasy, celebrate a birthday, or have the ultimate girls' night out at NYC's longest running male revue show. Yes girls, you can bring your male friends with you.
I Like It Like That – A Musical is the story of the Rodríguez family living in New York City in the early 1970s. At that time music was the proudest expression of "El Barrio," their East Harlem neighborhood. I Like It Like That takes the audience on a historical musical journey amid neighborhood volatility and social activism. As neighborhood residents deal with the ever-present pull between escape and social conscience, so too members of the Rodríguez family navigate the challenges they face living in the heart of a volatile environment. Instilled in them is the importance of family and the desire to succeed. Starring as the patriarch is Tito Nieves, Grammy nominee and Latin music superstar.
R.J. Bartholomew is the everyman with answers for those questioning everything. After falling from grace with an agnostic thud, Bartholomew delivers a powerful message, considering the current condition of the world, with a genuine hope for the future, faith in the universe, and an undying love for mankind. Complete with dignity, humor, and grace, I of the Storm is a thrilling riches-to-rags story about achieving success by letting everything go.
In this seminar, the complicated process of friendship-making will finally be demystified as we explain, step by step, such topics as: smiling, making eye contact, shaking hands, etc. Never embarrass yourself in social situations again!
Join us for our Page to Stage for In the Blood! Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and director Sarah Benson will hold a preshow discussion about the process of revisiting this play nearly 20 years after its premiere and its continued relevance today. A book signing with Parks will follow the conversation in the Signature Bookstore, copresented by Theatre Communications Group.
Photo by Ahron R. Foster.
Multi-Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in one of the signal roles in the American theater in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. Washington, fresh off his extraordinary sell-out runs in both Fences and A Raisin in the Sun, comes back to the Main Stem. Multi-Tony winner George C. Wolfe directs this strictly limited engagement.
Host: Paul Shaffer; Music Director: Gregg Bendian Featuring Sean Altman, David Bromberg (Friday only), Marshall Chapman, Clint de Ganon, The GrooveBarbers, Garland Jeffreys (Saturday only), David Johansen, Christine Lavin (Saturday only), Will Lee, Darlene Love with Ula Hedwig and Curtis King, Terre Roche with Feifei Yang and Garry Dial (Friday only), Uptown Horns, and Jimmy Vivino
Join us for a multimedia celebration of The Bottom Line, featuring music and memories, songs and stories by a selection of artists who were regular performers at the iconic club. Host Paul Shaffer with special guests will swap stories about their favorite times onstage, offstage, and backstage, and perform songs that made the club a destination for fans of all music genres.
The year is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom. A four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square, Carnegie Hall is slated for demolition, and entire neighborhoods on Manhattan's West Side are leveled to make room for a new "palace of art." Also, a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds, and anger from the city's elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park.
From Richard Nelson, the creator of the most celebrated family plays of the last decade, comes a drama about a different kind of family — one held together by the belief that the theater and N.Y.C. belong to everyone.
Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this smash — make that smashed — hit! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy once used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, The Imbible chaperones audiences on a trip through 10,000 years of world history. The journey is accompanied by music — the a capella stylings of The Backwaiters — and craft cocktails. You can sit back, drink up, and enjoy as Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and, like any good bartender, keeps his guests laughing throughout the night. Tickets to this critically acclaimed comedy sell out weekly, so get yours early.
Note: Each ticket includes three cocktails.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
A story reveals the illusion of one's identity in Derek DelGaudio's modern allegory, In & Of Itself. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. The writer and producers of Nothing to Hide reunite with executive producer Neil Patrick Harris to present this theatrical experience directed by Frank Oz.
In a Little Room tells the story of two strangers trapped in the cold comforts of a hospital waiting room, feebly trying to restart their lives and failing fantastically as the hospital, possibly, burns down around them.
NYU Skirball and the French Institute Alliance Française's (FIAF) Crossing the Line Festival will present the American premiere of In Search of Dinozord by Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula. In Search of Dinozord delves into the art, politics, and turbulent history of the Congo.
The premiere is presented as part of part of BRIDGING: An International Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts. A new initiative launched by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and FIAF during Crossing the Line 2016, BRIDGING explores issues of cultural equity across cultures. It will be performed in French with English supertitles.
Faustin Linyekula's riveting work often addresses themes of memory, forgetting and dreams. With his country's history as a catalyst, he considers the impact that decades of war, trauma, and economic uncertainty have.
The Tony Award-winning author, performer, and activist Eve Ensler, whose Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to Manhattan Theatre Club with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler's personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching, and inspiring piece is Tony winner Diane Paulus (Waitress).
Erica, shy and more than a little socially awkward, is in love with Dee. The problem is that her family, her only and equally awkward new friend, and the nosy residents of their small town in Massachusetts don't understand at all because Dee...well, Dee is a letter in the Dairy Queen sign. Inanimate is a play that explores objectum sexuality, feeling like an outsider, listening to your heart, and finally finding your tribe. This world premiere production is directed by Flea associate artist Courtney Ulrich and features the Bats, the Flea's resident acting company.
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
A politico's daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this interactive live murder mystery game, you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood in the atmosphere of a fun interactive outdoor NYC theater. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other's backs as you encounter the neighborhood's junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops, and mobsters.
The content in the Lombardi Case 1975 is a very realistic look at the underworld on NYC in the mid-1970s. We pride ourselves in being authentic to the reality of the characters we are portraying. With this in mind, we must inform the audience of the experience's "R" rating. If you are uncomfortable with some harsh language and racy content, please try one of our other shows.
In the wee hours of the night, siblings are found dead in their tenement. With the air rife with foul play, you enter an interactive murder mystery where you help crack a case based on a real unsolved crime from the 1870s. Your investigation takes you on an NYC scavenger hunt through the underbelly of the 5 points where you encounter unsavory characters, discover clues, confront suspects, and mete out the justice that the slain victims deserve.
The Open Finals features the top 10 a cappella "dream teams" from around the globe — groups of all ages and styles — as determined by the preceding tournament. They face off against the winners of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) as they compete for a $25,000 cash prize to jump-start their professional careers.
If you loved Pitch Perfect, you'll love this event — in fact, the movie is based on a true story of our ICCA tournament! Previous ICCA Finalists include John Legend and Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix! ICCA Finals sells out quickly every year, but this new tournament is a great chance to catch a world-class live a cappella show at half the price. Come join us before this tournament explodes as well!
In 1965, Life magazine published an astonishing photo essay of two New York City junkies, John and Karen, shot by iconic photojournalist Bill Eppridge. These pictures, the most controversial that Life had ever published, shocked readers by bringing the grim reality of addiction into the American living room. Inspired by these photographs, LIT's creative director Carlo D'Amore explores the potential immersive theater has as a tool for empathic connection. With Live In Theater, these photographs will now come alive.
The infamous "Needle Park" is the backdrop for an interactive journey where 14 participants are immersed in the world of John and Karen. You will traverse the Lower East Side and play roles: friends, family, fellow drug addicts, as you bond and become complicit in the love story at the heart of these "two lives lost to heroin."
After consultation with Jim Steinmeyer (Pippin), Broadway's greatest illusion designer, Jason Bishop returns with jaw-dropping new tricks and illusions designed especially for this show's venue. Jason Bishop: Believe in Magic is festive fun for the whole family.
Celebrate Mardi Gras and the musical culture of New Orleans with children's jazz artists Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards! Backed by a five-piece band, your family can dance along to original tunes alongside some of the greatest songs from Creole folk music, blues, ragtime, jazz, and swing. Come see why this rip-roaring group is soaring up the children's music charts. Join us early for Mardi Gras themed events in our lobby including mask decorating, a photo booth, and our own Rex parade!
Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, offstage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," and "Working My Way Back to You."
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy) begins his residency at Signature with a revival of his darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson). Angel Cruz is a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside Rikers Island, a terrified Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins. Lucius has found God and been born again, and now Angel's life and the course of his trial will be changed forever.
Jim Caruso's Cast Party, a popular weekly event on Monday nights, is now at Birdland!
"No one can be called a true New Yorker until they've been to the Cast Party, which is to Broadway what the Conde-Nast cafeteria is to publishing. Divas and dapper-dans insouciantly sip cocktails while watching each other sing and perform at the open-mic event during Broadway's dark night," says Next Magazine. Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts a combination open-mic, networking event and party in which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Performers are accompanied by Billy Stritch, pianist and musical director for Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour.
Virtuosity and imagination combine in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow creates a singularly intimate evening. With equal measures of humor and heart, he evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor's craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P. G. Wodehouse.
Discover your sixth sense! Master mentalist Jon Stetson knows what you and your kids are thinking, he really does. This fourth-generation mentalist has spent years reading minds across the nation and worked as the main consultant on the hit CBS show The Mentalist. Your entire family will be amazed by his extreme powers of intuition, and his unique blend of humor and mysticism is sure to leave even the toughest of skeptics slack-jawed in amazement.
After five years of touring around the world, award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden returns with a brand new show made for anyone that feels disheartened by all the ugliness in the world.
The Joshua Show: Episode 2 thrills audiences of all ages by celebrating individuality in ourselves and others, helping to combat the doldrums of everyday life. It's about friendship, confidence, and the value of being yourself. When the Joshua Show gang is troubled by the terrible things happening in the world, Joshua leads the quest to fight for joy. How do you cheer up when life gets you down? Put on your dancing shoes and find out in this whimsical production featuring multiple styles of puppetry, live music, physical comedy, and tap dancing! Even if you show up a sulky sourpuss, you're sure to leave an "Ambassador of Joy."
It's 1985. Robert Merkin, the resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell, has just landed on the cover of Time magazine. Hailed as "America's alchemist," his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to dizzying heights. Zealously promoting his belief in the near-sacred infallibility of markets, he is trying to reshape the world.
Junk is the story of Merkin's attempt to take over an iconic American manufacturing company and, in the process, to change all the rules. What Merkin sets in motion is nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, pitting people against themselves.
Doug Hughes directs this new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. The sets are by John Lee Beatty, the costumes by Catherine Zuber, the lighting by Ben Stanton, and the original music and sound by Mark Bennett.
This semiautobiographical romp follows Amy Stiller's quest to reclaim her spiritual and emotional integrity as the only unknown person in a family of celebrities. Losing herself in the arms of an insecure comedian on the rise in Hollywood, and ending up as a patient to a therapist with challenges of her own, she seeks to reconnect to the magic of her childhood and find her own creative path in a culture that values celebrity above all else. She learns to "just trust" that she is enough.
Justin Sayre returns to Joe's Pub with I'm Gorgeous Inside. With all the wit and whimsy you got at The Meeting*, Sayre returns solo with all new observations in story and song. Don't worry, kids, you'll still have a gay ol' time.
Kate Berlant is an L.A.-based writer-performer who has performed across the U.S. in festivals such as the New York Comedy Festival, Festival Supreme, Treasure Island, Sasquatch, and Moontower. In the television space, Kate was featured on an episode of the Netflix series The Characters. Her performances have been commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and she has been described by the New York Times as a "magnetic improvisational comic" at the forefront of experimental comedy. She has been named by Time Out New York as one of New York City's "Top Three Comics to Watch" as well as one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch", and articles about her have been featured in The Fader, Esquire, Playboy, Rookie, and the Huffington Post.
Kathleen Madigan is one of the most respected comedians of her generation; over her 28-year career, she has performed on nearly every stand-up television show ever made including Leno, Letterman, Conan, and Ferguson. She has won the American Comedy Award for "Best Female Comedian" and the Phyllis Diller award for "Best Female Comedian." Her fifth hour-long special, Bothering Jesus, premiered exclusively on Netflix to rave reviews.
Following last season's sold-out performance, Kayhan Kalhor returns for another stellar evening.
One of today's most exciting and creative artists, Kalhor is a soulful master of the kamancheh, the Persian spiked fiddle and an ambassador for Persian music. Adored worldwide for his enthralling performances, Kalhor is known for his stirring improvisations, exquisite compositions, and extensive collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, Ghazal Ensemble, and orchestras around the world.
The unforgettable Broadway sensation with music by Tony- and Grammy-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. It's a feel-good celebration packed with nonstop fun...and a kick of pure joy!
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots features a book by Tony-winning theater legend Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. It tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that's ever rocked the runways of Milan…giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.
An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration, and passion where you least expect, Kinky Boots proves that you change the world when you change your mind. Experience the uplifting power of this Tony-winning musical that will raise your spirits to new heights!
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Music and libretto by Gary S. Fagin Includes world premiere screening of documentary film Guns by Nick Davis
Tackling the impact of gun violence in the United States, The Struggle to Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America is a new musical dramatic work that hauntingly gives voice to those involved in the gun debate — victims and their families, law enforcement and perpetrators, politicians and gun enthusiasts.
The libretto is based on audio, video, and written accounts of those living with the aftermath of gun violence or the loss of a loved one, as well as news reports of mass shootings, recordings of 911 calls, and the gun control debates.
Guns tells the interconnected stories of individuals whose lives have been dramatically affected by guns. Complex and powerful, the film will tell stories that are not as simple as they first appear — stories full of richness, irony, and emotional truth — and in so doing, tells the sweeping story of an Issue that defines our time.
In a preindustrial world on the cusp of transformation, the fates of a young woman, her plowman husband, and the local miller collide in a quest for knowledge, agency, and freedom. David Harrower's seminal work of stark beauty unpacks the subtle power of words and ideas to liberate, empower, and lift the mind and soul.
This fundraiser is an evening of songs from the World War Two era. Singing them are well-known and not so well-known theater artists, including Cara Akselrad, John Carlin, and Adam Cohen. Portia hosts, and the Dysfunctional Swingers dance. The event is directed by Jill DeArmon; Robert Cowie provides piano accompaniment. All money raised will go toward production costs for the new play Victory Girls, which is part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity next month.
KPOP is here, and America will never be the same. Claim your exclusive, all-access pass and immerse yourself in the Korean pop music factory where stars are made…or broken. This show is a high-octane immersive event that gives audiences a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory.
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!
Puppeteer and theater artist Jane Catherine Shaw curates a two-night puppet slam featuring contemporary short-form puppet and object theater from both emerging and veteran puppet artists. This puppet cabaret challenges artists to make their best short-form work and to bring a variety of puppet forms to audiences. Shaw is cofounder of the Voice 4 Vision Puppet Festival.
It's the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife, and himself that he's still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero. Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional sports, this New York premiere, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.
Renowned Playwright A.R. Gurney graces the Keen stage for a third time! In Later Life, a middle-aged man and woman meet at a cocktail party and ponder beginning the relationship that eluded them 30 years ago. While the pair rediscover each other and themselves, a bevy of delightful guests rally behind them. With poignancy and laughs, this classic Gurney play reminds us of the infinite possibilities in life just waiting to be pursued. A romantic tale of missed connections and hope for new beginnings.
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) returns to Broadway in this original one-man comedic play. In Latin History for Morons, Leguizamo schools his son — and the audience — on the buried history of Latinos in the Americas. Spurred by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Hispanic hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown patriots of the American Revolutionary and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 95 irreverent, uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
Laugh and a Draft is a free stand-up comedy show featuring talented up and coming comedians hosted, produced, and booked by Jared Wilder at Flannery's Bar.
Laugh and a Draft is a comedy-variety show produced and hosted by Jared Wilder through SomethinWilder Productions featuring the best up and coming talent in New York.
Members of the original Broadway company of Lennon, which opened in 2005, reunite for a concert presentation of the musical. Lennon follows the life of John Lennon and features actors of different sexes, ages, and skin colors taking on the title character. Songs in the musical include "Imagine," "Twist and Shout," and "Give Peace a Chance." Reuniting from the original cast are Will Chase, Chuck Cooper, Julie Danao-Salkin, Mandy Gonzalez, Marcy Harriell, Chad Kimball, Julia Murney, and Michael Potts. Director Don Scardino assumes the role originally played by Terrance Mann.
by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre Conceived and written by Vít Hořejš Codirected by Hořejš and Matt Cahoon
The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald revisits three 1963 national traumas: the assassinations of President Kennedy, his brother, and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Exploring the shrouded, dense cobwebs of multiple conspiracy theories that attempt to justify these senseless acts, the main protagonists inexorably approach the Grassy Knoll guided by fate as marionettes are powered by their strings.
Award-winning actor-writer Dan Ruth returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with his tour de force black comedy, A Life Behind Bars. Fermented in over two decades of booze, bars, and New York City gentrification, the show, directed by multiple MAC and Bistro winner Tanya Moberly is an unapologetic, darkly funny look at what can happen when you reach for the stars and grab for the bottle instead. Dan Ruth shares his story of addiction and recovery through comedic monologues, interwoven with characters he's encountered while working and drinking in the bars and dives of pre-Rudy Giuliani Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The musical love story of Rosie Penn, a famous Jewish cabaret singer, and Count Hans Wilhelm von Kleister Graff, Lili Marlene is set in Berlin during the last year of the Weimar Republic and at the beginning of the Third Reich period. As the dark clouds of Nazism loom, the Count, as the head of the passport bureau of the German foreign ministry, helps the German cultural and scientific elite escape from the country, and he, his family, and Rosie must decide where their futures lie.
Singer Linda Glick has been described as "full of grace and dignity, leavened by a touch of continental cynicism" (Backstage, Eric Haagensen). She will unveil her newest cabaret show, Teach Me Tonight, from October 18 to November 10 at Pangea Restaurant & Supper Club. The evening features an eclectic program combining new works with classics and signature songs by Charles Aznavour, Alberto Manzanero, and others. Musical director is Ian Herman. Teach Me Tonight addresses the theme that we are both teacher and student in the theater of life. The question remains: Who is the teacher and who is the student? Ms. Glick, a sassy and seasoned redhead, takes her audience on a joyous musical and emotional adventure that is spiced with humor, history, and personal anecdotes, drawing from her past experience as a NYC junior high school teacher of French and Spanish.
Five people wait in line for an unknown event, each trying to get to the front. Through their shoving and conniving, Line dramatizes the absurdity of everyday life.
The length of the show's run is a testament to its interminable relevance. Line has been running — or rather, standing and waiting — since 1967. Among those stuck in the original production was Richard Dreyfuss, then almost as unknown as the event his character awaited. Today the rotating cast continues to feature emerging young actors. Tradition also lives on in the play's director, Jay Michaels; he studied with Carol Ilson, who directed Line in 1974. The playwright is still Israel Horovitz.
Based on the 1994 Disney film, The Lion King continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. With a powerful score by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, The Lion King amazes with astounding stage wizardry from visionary director Julie Taymor. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna. Experience the stunning visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon — one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life onstage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, The Lion King has found its way into the hearts of millions.
In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that's sure to delight children and adults alike. Through the magic of theater, Peter and Lucy take viewers to Narnia, where the White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. See them meet Mr. Tumnus the faun and conspire with talking animals to save Narnia. Come face-to-face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that love is the deepest magic of all.
Note: This show is open to everyone but most suitable for ages five and up.
Based on Ingmar Bergman's beloved film Smiles of a Summer Night, the original production of this musical won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score.
This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars — Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block — will headline four special performances combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of the Great White Way at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presented by Live From Lincoln Center, each evening showcases one of these leading voices of musical theater while illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects.
Created by the New York City-based comedy troupe Eight Is Never Enough, LMAO is an interactive show combining improv, sketch, music, and (why not?) magic. Every Saturday night, special guest artists enrich the mix.
What happens when emotions come in conflict with principles, and how do choices under pressure define who we really are? The lobby of a Manhattan apartment building is much more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation. It's a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds. A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop, and her unpredictable partner in a play from the 2017 Oscar-winning writer of Manchester by the Sea. Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Cera, and Chris Evans star; Trip Cullman directs.
Lone Star takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar in 1972. Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and realizes that about all he has left are memories of his glory days, his adoring younger brother Ray, his wife Elizabeth, and his now-crumbling 1959 pink Thunderbird. Joined by Ray, Roy sets about consuming a case of Lone Star beer while regaling his brother with tales of his military and amorous exploits. But with the arrival of Cletis, the fatuous, newlywed son of the local hardware store owner, the underpinnings of Roy's world gradually begin to collapse.
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Lonely Planet is the story of friendship in a time of crisis. Set in a small map store on the oldest street in an American city, Lonely Planet is an intimate portrait of two friends at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Shop owner Jody becomes increasingly fearful of the world outside and the dangers it poses, refusing to leave his shop. Meanwhile Carl, his spirited friend, begins filling the store with a variety of mysterious chairs. Funny, moving, and deeply human, Steven Dietz's landmark play examines how we all navigate troubled times.
Come and celebrate the story of an ever-changing America with folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary and a cast of young charismatic singers and multi-instrumentalists. This concert version of the acclaimed off-Broadway musical tells the story of American folk from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan and beyond — including the music of Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell, the Byrds, Donovan, Harry Chapin, James Taylor & more, with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen. This inspiring evening of great music includes period costumes, multimedia projections, and sing-a-longs.
A cabaret based on the work and life of Dr. Maya Angelou. Her work notably speaks to the deepest parts of the human condition as she cunningly bridges the gap between different walks of life. Subjects of loss and struggle feature prominently in her pieces while she always manages to show you the "rainbow in the sky." We encourage the audience to sit back and take a journey through life's hurdles as we use different performances to find the joy, confidence, and love that Dr. Angelou said resides in all of us. Watch as new possibilities are discovered through song, dance, acting, and spoken word.
Loveless Texas tells the story of two brothers in 1930s Texas. The elder is King Navarre, responsible oil man and cattle rancher, and the younger is Berowne Navarre, playboy and rascal. With the onset of the Great Depression, King enlists Berowne and his college buddies Duke and Bubba to a contract of three years' employment...with the condition of no romance, no drinking, no carousing, no gambling. When four intelligent and beautiful women arrive and demand an audience, all contracts are open for renegotiation.
Loveless Texas is a traditional book musical, with a score in a variety of traditional Americana styles, encompassing Texas swing, bluegrass, blues, Cajun waltz and two-step, and cowboy yodels. It is a fun, joyous, affirmative celebration of the power of love.
Drag queens serve up dinner, outrageousness, and a show at Lucky Cheng's Restaurant. The show features comedy, karaoke, and — embrace yourself — interactive cabaret. The cross-dressed staff are anything but a drag; they enhance the fun as your bartenders, waitresses, and performers. After 19 years in downtown Manhattan, this dinner show transferred in 2012 to the Times Square area, where the shenanigans continue today.
Direct from Portugal, Lula Pena is a unique singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a highly individual take on fado. Her deeply emotional songs cross borders from Andalucia to Greece and Sardinia to America. Her deep, commanding, yet sensitive voice blends fado roots with colors of Portuguese folk music, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. Her inventive take on fado and other styles of music has developed a devoted following worldwide, a kind of international secret society whose ranks grow with each of her too rare appearances. Pena's highly acclaimed latest album, Archivo Pittoresco (she only has released three over 20 years) on the Crammed label, was released in 2017.
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents an all-new celebration of Chinese culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The festive, family-friendly event will showcase thrilling choreography inspired by shadow puppetry, Peking Opera performers in dazzling costumes, live music performed by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, and a traditional Chinese marketplace.
David Henry Hwang's modern classic examines the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer. The couple's 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female as well as East and West, all while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit. This remarkable love story, encompassing international espionage and personal betrayal, is based on the real-life love affair between Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu.
For the Tony Award-winning play's first Broadway return, Hwang introduces new material inspired by historical information that has surfaced since the play's 1988 premiere. Julie Taymor (The Lion King) directs a cast that includes Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen (Closer).
Featuring breakout hits such as "Run Away With Me" and "Say the Word," the musical The Mad Ones immerses audiences in the complex inner life of Samantha Brown — a young woman on the brink of change. Sitting in her parent's driveway, Samantha faces a choice: Will she follow in her mother's footsteps or take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path?
Typecasting and a theater career drove Monica to insanity, so she exchanged her stage wings for padded walls, glamorous costumes for a white nightgown, adoring audiences for a bunch of inmates. Yet she will sing! A madwoman proudly recounts the roles and songs which made her who she is today, celebrating that fine line between creativity and madness.
A semiautobiographical cabaret set in a lunatic asylum. From Sweeney Todd to Jane Eyre the musical, from Sunset Boulevard to Kiss of the Spider Woman, Mad Women in My Attic! is a fantastic romp through showtunes, folk, and cabaret songs, celebrating the mentally unstable women that populate music and theater.
Part of the United Solo Festival.
In a city with millions of things to see and do, there is only one place where every day over 220 world-famous celebrities provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Become a star at Madame Tussauds New York with over 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square. Gossip with Hollywood's hottest celebrities, give an earful to world leaders, or take your photo with historical icons. Get up close with Justin Bieber, Diddy, Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, and so many more.
NEW this year is Marvel Super Heroes 4D! Step inside the top secret command center to unlock your powers alongside the Hulk, Spider-Man and more. Pass their tests and advance to the thrilling finale, the Marvel Superheroes Cinema 4D Experience. Don't miss this all new interactive adventure!
Award-winning comedian Judy Gold joins master illusionist Elliot Zimet in a brand new evening of magic and laughter! She's the funny lady known for her acclaimed HBO, Comedy Central, and Logo network stand-up comedy specials, as well as appearances on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and breakout shows like I'm Dying Up Here, Louie, Broad City, and Search Party. He's the America's Got Talent semifinalist whose innovative approach to magic includes heart-pumping illusions, exotic birds, humor, and today's hottest music. Together, they create a unique evening that will leave you mystified one minute and laughing hysterically the next.
The NoMad, in collaboration with theory11, presents The Magician, an intimate evening of magic, mystery, and deception, starring Dan White.
Dan White is a magician, creator, consultant, and performer. Over the past 20 years, he's created magic on stage and screen around the world. Most recently, Dan was featured on the Discovery Channel special The Supernaturalist and White Magic on the Travel Channel. In 2014, Dan served as a creative consultant to Kanye West, collaborating on iconic, magic visuals for the YEEZUS tour. Prior to that, Dan consulted on-site in Las Vegas with legendary illusionist David Copperfield. Dan is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Marcel is a poignant two-hander about the collision of clowning and mortality. Jos Houben and Marcello Magni, who starred in Samuel Beckett's Fragments at Theatre for a New Audience, are comic masters and original members of the famed Theatre de Complicité. In Marcel, they play an aging physical comedian and his inscrutable, clipboard-wielding nemesis mysteriously enjoined to test him with a battery of absurd tasks. Slapstick here meets the limits of age.
The Art of Laughter is a comedy about comedy — part performance and part master class — about what makes audiences laugh. Performing in English, Houben dissects everyday life — a baby's first steps, a man falling in a restaurant, the essence of various cheeses — revealing why laughter is at the core of our humanity.
Under Jeff Harnar's direction, Margo Brown taps into the Johnny Mercer songbook with the brilliant Tedd Firth leading her trio. "A bright light on the Florida music scene," this is a rare opportunity to hear a genuinely lovely lady give her unique spin to Mercer standards surrounded by a dream team of New York musicians
New York's own Mario "the Maker Magician" brings his original magic and DIY robotics show to Brooklyn with a special guest appearance by Chile's Enzo Nelis in his first-ever U.S. performance.
Stranded on an island, loneliness is your only friend. ~PLUS~ A detective finds himself a deadly poker game — what story do the cards tell? ~PLUS~ A tale of two workers witnessing calamity through corporate emails and descriptive office supplies. ~PLUS~ Through movement, shadow, video projection, and objects, PLACE (No Place) conjures places present and lost.
One of the best acrobatic troupes from China shows off its superior skill with thrilling acrobatics, circus acts, illusions, and mesmerizing demonstrations of martial arts. Accompanied by traditional Chinese music, more than one hundred acrobatic and martial arts performers take the stage in a vibrant spectacle of aerial stunts, juggling acts, contortion tricks, and feats of balance that are guaranteed to dazzle and delight. The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin is a favorite of audiences throughout the world and has won numerous awards including the Silver Clown Award. Several of its acts also perform with some of the most renowned circuses in the western world. There's plenty of excitement for the whole family!
Following 2013's Belleville, Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog and multi-Obie Award-winning director Anne Kauffman return to New York Theatre Workshop with Mary Jane. During a rain-drenched summer in New York City, an indefatigable single mother navigates the mundane, the shattering, and the sublime aspects of caring for a chronically sick child.
The joys and perils of motherhood, the hovering shadow of infant mortality, and the sting of loneliness and rejection merge as Mary Shelley creates her masterwork, Frankenstein. The creature that Dr. Frankenstein produces, an assemblage of disparate elements, coalesces into a monster with a human soul. His horrific appearance conceals the gentlest heart. Through no fault of his own, he descends into evil. Excerpts from the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, music, and dance are interwoven with Mary Shelley's letters and diaries, creating parallel narratives as both dramas unfold. This production features music by Bach, Liszt, and Schubert.
Already considered the premiere interpreter of the U2 songbook, concert and recording artist Maxine Linehan breaks new ground with a unique, lyrically driven orchestral show devoted to the work of this world-famous band. The extraordinary songs written by Bono and U2 find a new voice in a concert that holds to the beautiful melodic lines of the songs, while bringing the lyrics forward into a fresh light. Accompanied by piano, cello, violin, bass, and drums, Linehan will continue her mission of providing audiences with the unexpected experience of hearing U2's famous songs as if for the first time — while always being true to the heart and soul of each time-honored hit.
The McKittrick Masquerade is the hotel's spectacular dance party series, where the evocative hidden secrets of the McKittrick and its many residents are uncovered. The series features exclusive one-of-a-kind nightlife experiences, inviting guests to explore the many rooms of the McKittrick for a sexy, performance-filled dance party. Everything is inspired by the mysterious world of the legendary hotel and Sleep No More.
This year's Inferno will be the biggest Masquerade yet, with more floors and rooms of macabre mayhem than ever before! Revelers will enjoy a subversive, adults-only playground reminiscent of NYC's nightclub glory days, with free-flowing libations, dancing and live entertainment — including special performances created just for the event — plus McKittrick-inspired surprises throughout the hotel.
Each party begins just after that evening's Sleep No More performance concludes, at 10:15pm (9:15pm on weeknights). Then in true McKittrick fashion, the space will be fully transformed, giving guests unique access to many rooms as they have never been seen. Guests can enjoy an open bar all night long, sampling libations from numerous pop-up bars scattered throughout the building. Showstopping live music and special performances take place all night amidst multiple levels of mayhem, offering endless opportunity for intrigue, indulgence, and revelry.
Guests of The McKittrick Masquerade: Inferno don their most decadent themed attire, befitting New York's premier Halloween celebration. To inspire guests' creativity, costume ideas are recommended on the Inferno website. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costumes inspired by the occult — such as a sorcerer, enchanter, vampire, zombie, mummy, beast, fiend, monster, witch or raven.
The toast of 1930s London, Me and My Girl is a delightfully old-fashioned musical about a cockney everyman who wreaks havoc on high society after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hereford. Part music hall frolic, part class-warfare comedy, Noel Gay's infectious score includes "The Lambeth Walk," a dance routine that swept the continent in 1937. In the 1980s, Me and My Girl was revived on both sides of the Atlantic and became a completely unexpected smash all over again. Now, for the first time in nearly 30 years, it's back in New York.
They say that comedy is tragedy plus time. After over 100 days of Trump, the creators of 2006's acclaimed musical revue Bush Wars declare that it's time! Their new show, Me the People: The Trump America Musical, is uproarious entertainment that takes aim at the embarrassment that is the topsy-turvy presidency of comrade Donald J. Trump.
From his Crony Cabinet to his Supremely Radical Court to White House grifters Ivanka and Jared to the Trumpcare debacle, no one is spared. Me the People also offers a hilarious diagnosis from Sigmund Freud and an earful from Hillary Clinton.
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: Illinois. How will this naive newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George, duh! But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a queen bee without getting stung.
Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the film. The music is by three-time Emmy winner Jeff Richmond, and the lyrics are by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.
Elevator Repair Service, the Obie Award-winning company behind Gatz and Arguendo, celebrate their 25th season with a dynamic new production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure at the Public Theater. With athletic theatricality and Marx Brothers-inspired slapstick, the ERS ensemble brings exciting new life to this story of impossible moral choices in 17th-century Vienna. Radical experiments with speed set the play's combination of the comically absurd and the tragically serious in stark relief — and deliver a remarkable new show that marries the company's unique performance style with the Bard's exquisitely lyrical language. ERS founder and artistic director John Collins directs.
The Mecca Tales tells the story of five Muslim women on the pilgrimage known as the Hajj. When their bus breaks down miles short of their destination, tempers flare and the women are tested in unexpected ways. They share their personal stories with each other in an attempt to move forward in their lives and find meaning in a spiritual journey seemingly gone awry.
Each week, the Magnet Theater's resident ensembles converge for a night of improv comedy. The night might include anything from monoscenes to Harolds (long-form improv acts that begin with a suggestion from the audience). Because Megawatt's format gets changed more frequently than a lightbulb, returning audience members can expect to be dazzled every time.
DCINY celebrates the holiday season with the seventh annual presentation of its version of Handel's Messiah, the Beecham-Goossens's 1959 reorchestration for full symphony orchestra. The performance is led by maestro Jonathan Griffith, featuring an international choir made up of singers from three different continents.
Written by Tony Award-nominated playwright and comedy icon Steve Martin, Meteor Shower is a new play starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer in her Broadway debut, Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key (also making his Broadway debut), Tony winner Laura Benanti, and Alan Tudyk. Jerry Zaks, a multi-Tony winner, directs.
Meteor Shower is set in Ojai, California, on a hot night. Corky (Schumer) and her husband, Norm (Tudyk), are having another couple over for dinner. However, Gerald (Key) and Laura (Benanti) aren't looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends. Instead, the two couples find themselves in a marital free-fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky.
Dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," this multi-platinum-selling entertainer brings his impeccable interpretative skills to some of the greatest tunes of the 20th century with his Sinatra Centennial Celebration, an intimate evening celebrating the anniversary of the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra.
Michael Moore, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, brings his unrivaled powers of provocation and satire to the stage for the first time in The Terms of My Surrender, a world premiere one-man play directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch). This exhilarating, urgent show is a hysterical theatrical coup d'etat that takes the utter lunacy of our times and turns it into a subversive piece of theater. Don't miss this unprecedented live event from one of American politics' most incisive and hilarious voices. After all, who better to answer the burning questions of the Trumpian era than the man who saw it all coming?
It's 1988, and the planning committee for Garrison High School's ninth annual Miles for Mary Telethon is fired up and ready to go. Across subcommittee sessions in the phys-ed teachers' lounge, The Mad Ones assemble an analog elegy to the camcorder 1980s, girls' track and field, and the consecrated American high school. Wunderkind Lila Neugebauer directs this play, which ran to critical acclaim at the Bushwick Starr in 2016.
Steve Cohen, "The Millionaires' Magician," is proud to present the world's most exclusive magic show, Miracles at Midnight.
Held once a month at midnight in New York City's famed Waldorf Towers, the show seats twenty guests only.
You will experience Cohen's one-of-a-kind miracles up close, and will be inches away from the magic. Indeed, some of the magic will take place in your own hands and inside your own mind.
Watch as Cohen will:
· Perform unique sleight of hand and mind reading · Move objects without touching them. · Tap into the thoughts of audience members he has never met before.
In Miracles at Midnight, Cohen combines favorites from his long-running show, Chamber Magic, along with a dozen miracles that have previously been reserved for his private performances.
Witness some of the wonders he has personally performed for Warren Buffett, Barry Diller, David Rockefeller, Michael Bloomberg, Jack Welch, Martha Stewart, Stephen Sondheim, the Queen of Morocco, and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
The result will be a night you'll talk about and remember for years.
Cocktail attire required.
In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as "the Engineer." There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son.
Magical Nights Inc. presents New York's longest running magic series, Monday Night Magic. Every show features a minimum of six internationally renowned magicians performing in an intimate theatrical setting. The fun continues during intermission as sleight-of-hand close-up magicians mingle with the audience. Monday Night Magic performers have been featured on numerous television shows, including ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, NBC's Today Show and most recently on The Wall Street Journal Report. Visit www.mondaynightmagic.com for more information on upcoming performers.
The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker's dozen of Mother Goose characters leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-at-heart. Your children will be able to meet all of their favorite Mother Goose characters including the three blind mice, Little Bo Peep, Jack and Jill, and the three-legged goose herself.
The mob just made a hit, but everyone will live to talk about it. And talking they are because when the "boys" get together, it's a scream! Join this interactive show for a private audience with the Don; maybe he'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Mingle with mobsters and molls, meet the new "Boss of Bosses," break bread and heads with wiseguys and Mafia princesses. Sure, you'll be ducking bullets over Broadway, but that won't stop the fun! Eat, drink, dance, and be merry. You might just die laughing!
This two and a half hour comedy mystery includes a three-course sit-down dinner and dancing. Audience members even have the chance to solve the case and win prizes. Seven prizes are awarded at every performance and include "Academy Awards" for the best actor and actress in the audience.
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world.
In the past seven years, the Museum of Sex has generated 14 exhibitions and 5 virtual installations, each in keeping with the Museum's mission of advocating open discourse surrounding sex and sexuality as well as striving to present to the public the best in current scholarship unhindered by self-censorship. With each new exhibition, lecture series, event and publication, the Museum of Sex is committed to addressing a wide range of topics, while simultaneously highlighting material and artifacts from different continents, cultures, time periods and media.
The Museum's permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts is comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Additionally, the museum houses both a research library as well as an extensive multimedia library, which includes 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, BETA, VHS and DVDs. From fine art to historical ephemera to film, the Museum of Sex preserves an ever-growing collection of sexually related objects that would otherwise be destroyed and discarded due to their sexual content.
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Musical Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with a completely improvised musical. No two shows are the same; come see what your favorites are up to this week!
Following their sold-out run of Abigail's Party last fall, the Barrow Group Theatre Company and the Pond Theatre Company present the New York premiere of Muswell Hill by Torben Betts. Set in a leafy north London suburb, this black comedy chronicles an evening in which friends gather over dinner, discussing their day-to-day worries while halfway around the world a natural disaster is occurring. Betts is a multi-award-winning British playwright, described by Alan Ayckbourn as "one of the most exciting theater writing talents I have come across in many a year."
Called funny, profane, and totally larger than life, Joe Moffa and Eric Tartaglione are those "only in New York" characters that would have had to be dreamed up if they didn't already exist. Famed for their work in the hit off-Broadway show Shut Up Sit Down & Eat, this duo is now taking the stage for an afternoon of hysterical dysfunction in Welcome to My Big Fat Dysfunctional Life. These two guys meet up at a ball game by mistake and their personalities hit a grand slam of funny.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. Starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, with direction by Moss Hart and design by Oliver Smith and Cecil Beaton, the original production is now legendary. It won six Tony Awards, including best musical, and became (at the time) the longest-running musical in Broadway history.
Now My Fair Lady is being revived under the direction of Bartlett Sher. Its score, written by Frederick Loewe (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics and book) remains as fresh as ever. Among the now-classic numbers are "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?", "On the Street Where You Live," "The Rain in Spain," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face."
Naked Boys Singing! consists of six adult males doing what the title declares. Whether exposing the anxiety of a high school locker room or revealing the joys of performing nude, the uninhibited singing of these "boys" celebrates the male anatomy with wit and explicitness. And not only do they perform in the buff; many are buff themselves. Each member of the cast performs a solo tune as well as in ensemble pieces. Get excited: Every penile synonym known to man is referenced in this show.
NEC SPE / NEC METU (no hope / no fear) is a collection of two dovetailing monodramas.
In NEC SPE, the great Baroque painter Caravaggio confesses his hideous sins to an imagined or ethereal priest after his own brutal and untimely death, possibly searching for forgiveness. But his swagger and violent personality leave us to question whether he truly wants his sins washed away, or whether he would rather justify his actions in the eyes of God and man.
In NEC METU, the great Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi recounts her notorious rape and torture in order to reclaim her legacy and illuminate her brilliant life and art. She tells her story with wry wit and humor, offering an alternative and often-neglected perspective on art history and her intimate relationships with some of the world's greatest artists.
José and Joe are neighbors but have never found the time to get to know each another. When José asks Joe for help, the two men become friends and finally get to know the man on the other side of the creek. But as their bond grows, so does their business, and the sacrifices they once made for profit come back to bite them in the culo. What turns amigos into enemigos? What turns nations into rivals?
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes the return of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring new works by emerging musical theater writers Masi Asare, Alan Gordon & Joy Son, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Mark Sonnenblick.
In addition to these five writers, this year's NEO introduces the NEO of the Future program, including in the concert two songs by writers who are currently undergraduate students: Scott Etan Feiner, a junior at Yale, and Billy Recce, a junior at Fordham.
NEO (an acronym for "New, Emerging, Outstanding") celebrates songwriters primed to pen the next generation of musicals. Since the first NEO concert in 2003 — recorded by England's JAY Records — musical theater fans and York supporters eagerly anticipate each incarnation. Since 2012, each season's NEO program has focused on a smaller group of writers, presenting multiple songs by each in a kickoff concert, followed by a series of fully funded readings of works in progress.
American Lyric Theater presents The New Crew, a salon including performances by, and discussions with, American Lyric Theater's newest resident artists in the Composer Librettist Development Program: composers Shuying Li, Andy Teirstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. This special event is hosted by ALT's founder and producing artistic director, Lawrence Edelson, and launches the 10th Anniversary of the CLDP. The performances will feature Glenn Seven Allen, Emily Tweedy, Katrina Thurman, Kristina Bachrach, Naaz Hosseini, and Bénédicte Jourdois, and the salon will be followed by a wine and cheese reception with resident artists and members of the CLDP Faculty.
New York Broadway Tours, combining the rich history of New York's musical theatre scene with real New York actors who are also professional licensed tour guides!
New York Broadway Tours is a unique experience! These gifted actors, singers, dancers have a passion for sharing their love of the stage and the city with you! Think of the tour as the equivalent to an interactive walking, talking, singing Broadway show where YOU get the chance to be a STAR!
It's great for kids of all ages and definitely a Broadway show you will never forget.
The New York Pops — a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality — launches its 35th season at Carnegie Hall. Music director Steven Reineke leads the orchestra in a season that celebrates the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons.
The 2017-18 series opens with a celebration of founder Skitch Henderson's centennial year and a mix of the greatest hits of today and yesterday, featuring up-and-coming Broadway stars Matt Doyle and Ali Ewoldt. In November, Reineke leads Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe in an all-new concert exploring the myriad works by female songwriters of the stage and screen, Women of Notes. As always, the orchestra rings in the holiday season with a weekend of festive tunes, featuring Broadway and TV sensation Megan Hilty in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. In February, Reineke presents Heart and Soul, featuring Broadway royalty James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins in a concert spanning the history of R&B, just in time for Valentine's Day. The season closes with The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores, in which the 78 musicians of the orchestra take the stage to present iconic theme music from some of the biggest box office successes of the silver screen.
New York Stage and Film's annual Winter Gala will honor Tina Fey and founder and C.E.O. of Audible, Inc., Don Katz. The Winter Gala, a fundraising event to support New York Stage and Film's year-round theater and film development initiatives will be held on Tuesday, December 5.
"To say we are thrilled by this year's gala honorees is an absolute understatement," said artistic director Johanna Pfaelzer. "Tina is a leading voice in American comedy, from her film and television work, to her upcoming Broadway debut with the Mean Girls musical. And we are so excited to honor Don, who has been a pioneer in the world of audio entertainment, and is currently providing vital support for playwrights through Audible's recent expansion into the theater world."
The evening includes cocktails, an auction, dinner, and entertainment from special guests in honor of Tina Fey and Don Katz.
Love movies? Love the people who love them too? You'll find plenty of both at The New York Times Film Club. The club offers members tickets to their choice of 12 new preview screenings from among dozens presented annually.
Enjoy the Ride TM-With a guide! The only harbor cruise that lets you hop off, explore, then hop on again! Take an express trip from West 44th St. to Battery Park, then to South Street Seaport and across the East River to Brooklyn's DUMBO Fulton Ferry Landing-then back up to West 44th St.! Get amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge and visit New York's bustling waterfront neighborhoods along our guided tour! Additionally you can package your Hop-On/Hop-Off cruise with a visit to the national September 11 Memorial. As the select transportation partner of the 9/11 Memorial, free Memorial Visitor passes are offered with the purchase of a select Hop-On/Hop-Off Combo ticket. The timed visitor passes allow passengers to plan their visit to the 9/11 Memorial at a select time that coordinates with a designated boat departure. *Good for up to 4 people
Exactly one year from closing, cast members from the touring company of Newsies are back at Feinstein's / 54 Below for an all-new edition of the The Newsboys' Variety Show! Join dozens of performers for this one-night-only cabaret featuring a variety of musical styles, dancing, and other special talents.
NEWSical the Musical lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. No one in the news is safe! With songs and material updated regularly, this topical musical revue is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof!
In 2010 NEWSical received two Drama Desk Award nominations: one for for Outstanding Musical Revue and one for Outstanding Lyrics. The lyrics were written by Rick Crom, who also composed the music.
Hazan, a young "startup-ist," comes to New York to pitch his various business ideas. He meets Maya, a half-American trying to make it as a stage actress. We follow their respective pursuits in love and work in a city they think they know and a culture they think they understand. Next Stop stars Noga Milstein and Ben Perry, who transition seamlessly between the roles of Maya and Hazan as well as a slew of other New Yorkers.
Directed by acclaimed actress Mili Avital, Next Stop features a book by Noga Milstein and Avital, music by Yoni Bloch, lyrics by Barak Feldman, with additional music by Omri Angheland Ann Streichman.
The second installment of Night Witches, a new play. In the fall of 1941, after the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union, Marina Raskova, a Russian Amelia Earhart, formed three female aviation regiments to fight back. Of the three, the 588th Night Bomber Regiment was the only unit to remain exclusively female throughout the war. Made of up 112 girls ages 17-26, they flew for 3 1/2 years using repurposed crop-dusting planes to drop bombs on Nazi forces below. Inspired from Anne Noggle's book, A Dance with Death, Night Witches weaves together a story of sisterhood, courage, and endurance amidst a world war.
Niño de Elche is a cantaor, a singer of flamenco, but not as we know it. He is a multidisciplinary artist and contemporary deconstructionist who combines flamenco singing and toque with performance art, poetry, improvisation, minimalism, singer-songwriting, rock, and electronics.
His latest, yet-untitled piece is informed by a wide breadth of Spanish musical styles and poetry such as classical zarzuela pieces, versions of Federico García Lorca's songs (such as the well-known "¡Ay, Carmela!"), the fandangos of Helios Gómez, the caracoles of Valcárcel Medina, and will include flamenco guitar, piano, synthesizers, and electronica.
The Fourth Light Project, the newest program of the highly acclaimed Persian-Middle Eastern-Indian electroacoustic supergroup Niyaz, is an immersive multimedia experience that combines live music and sacred whirling dance with interactive technologies and advanced projection and body-mapping techniques to create a dazzling visual spectacle. Niyaz, comprised of sublime vocalist-composer Azam Ali and multi-instrumentalist and composer Loga Ramin Torkian, seamlessly blends ancient Sufi poetry and folk songs from the Middle East to India, with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics.