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The 10th Annual Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit celebrates Red Bull Theater's 15th season and honors Ismenia Mendes, Charlayne Woodard, and the Fund for the City of New York with the 2018 Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater. Proceeds from the evening support all of Red Bull Theater's programs, including the upcoming off-Broadway premiere of David Ives's The Metromaniacs, directed by Michael Kahn.
Hosted by Michael Urie and featuring performances by Tony Award winner Judy Kuhn and others, this intimate soirée celebrates another successful Red Bull Theater season and offers an evening of live entertainment, fine dining, and great company. Special guests and presenters include Michael Arad, John Glover, Daniel Sullivan, and Kathleen Chalfant.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presents multidisciplinary creative artist Lin-Manuel Miranda with the 18th annual Monte Cristo Award. An alumnus of the O'Neill, Miranda's first professional production (of In the Heights) was at the O'Neill's National Music Theater Conference in 2005. Now comes a gala dinner featuring a conversation with the honoree. The event supports the O'Neill's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. The Monte Cristo Award is bestowed annually on a prominent theater artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater, in memory of the O'Neill's namesake.
Held each year on St. Patrick's Day in honor of George Bernard Shaw's Irish heritage, Gingold Theatrical Group's (GTG) Golden Shamrock Gala is a festive and fabulous celebration of all that GTG does. It features a sparkling cocktail hour and a festive Irish dinner, a silent auction with lots that have included rare collectibles, Broadway tickets, spa vouchers, fine wines and more, and a musical program performed by some of New York's finest. This year's gala honors actor and activist Martha Plimpton as well as actor, producer, and longtime executive director of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Tom Viola. The event is geared toward raising funds for GTG's upcoming full production of Shaw's Heartbreak House.
The Jimmys are also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Over 70 high school students from across the United States compete for the Jimmy for best performance by an actor and actress at this presentation. The talent showcase features ensemble as well as solo performances.
Why the name Jimmy? The awards are presented by the Broadway League Foundation in honor of the famed Broadway producer and theater owner James M. Nederlander.
The Obie Awards were created in the 1950s to encourage the burgeoning off-Broadway theater movement and to acknowledge its achievements. The Obies are structured with informal categories to recognize artists and productions worthy of distinction in each theatrical year. Judges for the 63rd Annual Obie Awards include theater critic and longtime Chair of the Obie Judges Michael Feingold, critics Melissa Rose Bernardo and Charles Isherwood, Obie-winning projection designer Wendall K. Harrington, Tony Award nominee and Obie-winning costume designer Toni-Leslie James, Tony nominee and Obie-winning actor Arian Moayed, Obie-winning actor Ching Valdes-Aran, and dancer-actor-director Sondra Lee. Hosting the ceremony is Obie- and Emmy Award-winning actor John Leguizamo.
The Drama League honors three powerhouses of the American theater community at the 84th Annual Drama League Awards. The honorees are Tony and Obie Award-winning actor, singer, and songwriter Idina Menzel, receiving the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award; Tony-winning director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, receiving the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing; and the National Endowment for the Arts, receiving the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award. Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will accept this award on the NEA's behalf. These honors are in addition to the five competitive Drama League Awards: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.
The 84th Annual Drama League Awards ceremony and luncheon includes a VIP cocktail reception, seated luncheon, and awards presentation. First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, the Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. The Drama League Awards recognize distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements. The first Drama League Award was presented to Katharine Cornell in 1935; since then, the Distinguished Performance Award has been given to a variety of theater legends, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chita Rivera.
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.
Transport Group celebrates American musical theater with a star-studded, one-night-only event: Promises, Promises in concert. This performance features the original, fully orchestrated score sung by a cast of Broadway veterans. The evening also includes behind-the-scenes stories of the show's development and original production, including a talkback with some of the shows' past performers, creators, and original cast members. Promises, Promises has a book by Neil Simon (based on Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's screenplay for the The Apartment), music by Burt Bacharach, and lyrics by Hal David.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Yale School of Music (2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient), Warren Lee has performed in four continents, on stages of all sizes and in collaboration with international artists and orchestras. The acclaimed Steinway Artist's discography includes From Bach to Gershwin, Ebony and Ivory, and, most recently, a solo album, Touches and Traces.
PROGRAM: Bernstein: Anniversaries (selection with reading of letters) Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano Liszt: Sonata in B minor
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.
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.
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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Daniel Alexander Jones returns to Joe's Pub as Jomama Jones, his critically acclaimed alter ego, in Black Light. Commissioned as part of Joe's Pub's New York Voices program, Black Light is a revival for turbulent times. Jomama leads an intimate journey — through the darkness of personal and political upheaval and the shards of shattered illusions — illuminated by spontaneous humor. Black Light draws musical influence from Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, and is marked significantly by the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism, goddess mythology, and divination. This immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story, and song.
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.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
The Broadway community comes together once again for Broadway Backwards, an annual celebration of unity, equality, and love through gender-reversed performances of classic show tunes. The star-studded event features performances of quintessential Broadway tunes with a twist: Men sing songs originally intended for women, and vice versa. Artists perform the great songs of musical theater while freeing themselves of the bounds of gender norms. It's a show where gender doesn't matter but love does. This empowering evening, produced by Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.
Broadway Bares, the sexy striptease spectacular with hypnotic choreography returns to Hammerstein Ballroom. This annual extravaganza features seductive production numbers from more than 150 of the most talented dancers on Broadway. Directing the show is Nick Kenkel, co-choreographer of Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse, and Laya Barak, an accomplished dancer-choreographer whose work has appeared in the last four incarnations of Broadway Bares.
Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Jerry Mitchell, then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. In Broadway Bares's first year, Mitchell and six of his friends danced on a New York City bar and raised $8,000.
Place your bets on an unforgettable evening of cards and camaraderie at Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament. The event is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway stars, industry insiders, and theater fans raise the stakes at a Texas Hold 'em tournament. Novices, aces, and anyone willing to show their hand have the chance to win the coveted title of Broadway Bets (#BroadwayBets) champion. Prizes are awarded to all players who reach the final table. The event also includes hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.
The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will continue on March 26 at 8pm, honoring singer-songwriter Rihanna with an all-female cast of Broadway stars including Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob SquarePants), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen), Abby Mueller (Beautiful), and Jessica Vosk (Wicked). The one-night-only concert will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of the hip hop and R&B superstar, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations of her music.
Also featured in the lineup are Felicia Boswell (Memphis), Lulu Fall (The Great Comet), Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening), Alexa Green (Wicked), Joanna A. Jones (Hamilton), Anastacia McCleskey (Waitress), Bryonha Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway), Christina Sajous (American Idiot), Hannah Shankman (Wicked), and Raena White (The Lion King), with more to be announced at a later date.
The concert will give tribute to this versatile artist and her extensive repertoire, including "Umbrella," "Diamonds," "Shut Up and Drive," and "Disturbia." The music will be orchestrated and arranged by Joshua Stephen Kartes.
Leonard Bernstein's Candide, based on Voltaire's satirical tale, fuses Broadway flash and operatic virtuosity. Its quicksilver overture, dazzling coloratura soprano aria "Glitter and Be Gay," sardonic "Auto-da-fé" chorus, and deeply moving "Make Our Garden Grow" finale are highlights of an ebullient and irresistible work. Performed by first-rate guest artists and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, this concert production of Candide celebrates of the Bernstein centenary. Paul Appleby stars in the title role alongside Erin Morley as Cunegonde, Patricia Racette as the Old Lady, William Burden as Governor, and John Lithgow as Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss. Gary Griffin (Honeymoon in Vegas) directs, with Rob Fisher (Guys and Dolls) as musical director and Joshua Bergasse (On the Town) as choreographer.
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.
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.
Coffeehouse Chronicles honors the life and career of actor, drag performer & Warhol Superstar Mario Montez with panelists, live performances, and including archival material from the La MaMa Archives.
Moderator: Conrad Ventur
Panelists: Brian Belovitch, Bibbe Hansen, Joe E. Jeffreys, Tom Kalin, Agosto Machado & Lola Pashalinski
Interludes: Lady Quesa'Dilla Carmelita Tropicana 16mm projection of Mario Banana 1 (Andy Warhol, 1964)
Video Remembrance: Samuel R. Delany
With excerpts from films by John Heys, Hélio Oiticica, José Rodríguez-Soltero, Jack Smith, and others
Tony Award nominee and composter-lyricist David Yazbek (The Band's Visit) returns to Feinstein's / 54 Below with a member of The Band's Visit cast in tow: Adam Kantor, who also appeared in the 2015 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof and The Last Five Years. Together with a band, Yazbek performs songs from his albums and shows — old, new, and upcoming.
Feinstein's / 54 Below, aka Broadway's supper club, launches an all-new series: Deborah Grace Winer Presents the Classic American Songbook. Direct from her tenure as artistic director of 92Y's renowned Lyrics & Lyricists series, Winer curates three jewel-box revues created specifically for Feinstein's / 54 Below's unique setting. Each show celebrates American popular song as well as the artists who created, interpreted, and made themselves an integral part of the music. The installments in this series are as follows:
- You Took Advantage of Me: Rodgers and Hart on Love
- A Jerome Robbins Centennial Concert
- Till There Was You: A Celebration of Barbara Cook
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.
The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway. What sets the Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, publishers, and broadcasters covering theater without any vested interest in the results. For this reason, the awards reflect both enthusiasm for all aspects of New York City's professional theater and a level of erudition and theatrical experience unparalleled in the industry's other prize-giving organizations.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
The Dramatists Guild Foundation will toast the life and work of one of American theatre's greatest writers, Stephen Schwartz. The star-filled concert, sponsored in part by the Ambassador Theatre Group and the Hudson Theatre, will showcase and shine a spotlight on Schwartz's beloved songs, stories, and legacy in celebration of his 70th Birthday.
Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo's soaring Dreamweaver and inspirational Song of the Universal is performed and conducted by James M. Meaders, DCINY conductor. Meaders also leads the choir and orchestra in composer Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo. Croatian conductor Miran Vaupotić leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra in a variety of pieces including Danube Rhapsody featuring the composer, Matej Meštrović, on piano.
PERFORMERS: Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International James M. Meaders and Miran Vaupotić, Conductors Jessica Grigg, Alto Meredith Lustig, Soprano
PROGRAM: Dan Forrest: Jubilate Deo Ola Gjeilo: Dreamweaver Ola Gjeilo: Song of the Universal Michael J. Evans: Into the Woods Taylor: Pavan Dwight Beckham: Memorial Ode Matej Meštrović: Dunav Rhapsody
Off-Broadway's iconic harmonious hit, Forever Plaid, returns to New York for a limited engagement to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for three special performances.
Forever Plaid is the story of a semiprofessional harmony group that met their demise on the way to their first big gig, the night the Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964. But Cosmos smiles and allows them to slip through a hole in the ozone layer to do the show that they never got to do in life.
Featuring such hits as "Sixteen Tons," "Chain Gang," "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Perfidia," "Cry," "Catch a Falling Star," "Day-O," "Gotta Be This or That," "Matilda," and "Heart and Soul," this hilarious, heartfelt harmonic convergence will have you humming along and rollin' in the aisles from the delightful patter of the original clean-cut boy band: the Plaids.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People's Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. The company's members are athletes, actors, and artists who have studied and trained for their crafts since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances annually and has toured through all 50 states and performed in over 65 countries across the world.
Presented by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and producer Gary Beeber, Gotham Burlesque is an exciting evening of song, dance, tricks and visual treats will feature a different cast at each performance, offering a wide range of live entertainments from around the globe.
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.
Dublin violinist Gregory Harrington returns to the Irish Rep stage with two talented cellists, Eleanor Norton and Jay Tilton, for an evening that journeys from Bach to Dave Brubek, along the way incorporating songs and works by Johnny Cash, Glen Hansard, Philip Glass, Frank Sinatra, and many others.
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!
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.
Looking for the quintessential New York City brunch experience? You'll find it at New World Stages in The Imbible: Day Drinking, the latest edition of the hit musical comedy series about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more N.Y.C. than combining brunch with a show in the heart of Manhattan's world-famous theater district? Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends.
Note: A complimentary continental bunch and three craft cocktails are included as part of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy brunch and your first drink. Attendees must be 21 or older.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
Jonathan Larson wrote Rent and Tick, Tick... BOOM!, the former a Broadway game changer and the latter a beloved musical gem. Larson was a brilliant, groundbreaking creator of musical theater who died at 35 — before seeing the worldwide acclaim his work would receive. He was posthumously awarded Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, and his songs have come to be treasured and performed in 25 languages everywhere from Mexico to Japan to Italy, from summer camps to the silver screen to Broadway.
But what about all of Larson's songs we've never heard?
The Jonathan Larson Project is an evening of Jonathan's unheard work. Such as? Songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia. Songs that were cut from Rent and Tick, Tick... BOOM! Songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio. Songs never before publicly performed or recorded. Songs about politics and love and New York City.
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.
This evening celebrates the 50th anniversary of the King's Singers with a reunion concert featuring past and present members of the noted British a cappella ensemble and the Distinguished Concerts Singers International. The program features works by Eric Whitacre, Billy Joel, and an anniversary commission by Nico Muhly conducted by King's Singers alumni Simon Carrington and Bob Chilcott.
PERFORMERS: The King's Singers Distinguished Concerts Singers International Bob Chilcott and Simon Carrington, conductors
PROGRAM: Bob Chilcott: We Are (U.S. premiere) Eric Whitacre: The Stolen Child Bob Chilcott: Thou my love art fair Parry: My Soul There Is a Country Bob Chilcott: High Flight Eric Barnum: Moonlight Music Bob Chilcott: En La Macarenita Nico Muhly: New work Billy Joel: "And So it Goes" (arr. Bob Chilcott)
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.
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!
Written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, Lazarus is a stage musical inspired by Walter Tevis's novel The Man Who Fell to Earth. It features nearly 20 songs in the Bowie catalogue, from singles ("Heroes") to deep cuts ("Always Crashing in the Same Car") to four numbers written specifically for the show ("Lazarus," "No Plan," "Killing a Little Time," "When I Met You"). Now, for one night only, a film of Lazarus's London production gets soundtracked in the flesh by the band who brought the show to life in New York.
The 19th season of Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series presents the voices and stories of singers, songwriters, and musicians across a range of genres. From musical theater to Americana to R&B and gospel, these performers chronicle personal journeys, pay tribute to legendary artists, and showcase the breadth of creativity, emotion, and expression found throughout American song. The season opens with Grammy Award winner John Paul White (The Civil Wars) performing his lyric-driven Southern gothic folk. And in March, the series features special evenings with Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy Award-winning songwriter Randy Newman and Rosanne Cash, a four-time Grammy winner, best-selling author, and activist.
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.
Suzanna Ross sings from the American, French, and British songbooks. She has been engaging audiences in NYC with her show Love & L'amour, which is a romantic journey through yesteryear, swinging '60s, and a Paris café. Songs are from the lists of Dusty Springfield, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Cole Porter, Diana Krall, Sting, Jacques Brel, Burt Bacharach, Francoise Hardy, Zaz, and more. Suzanna will be supported by a jazz trio including piano, bass, and drums. She has performed at the Metropolitan Room, Tomi Jazz Club, Kitano, Cafe Noctambulo, and other cultural venues. This is a uniquely romantic and fun show.
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.
Since 1970, Lyrics & Lyricists, the pioneering American Songbook series, has celebrated the work of such songwriters as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, and David Zippel. Performers of their work at this series have included Rob Fisher, Kathleen Marshall, Billy Stritch, John Pizzarelli, Ted Chapin, and Mark Lamos.
In a city with millions of things to see and do, there is only one place where every day over 220 world-famous celebrities provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Become a star at Madame Tussauds New York with over 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square. Gossip with Hollywood's hottest celebrities, give an earful to world leaders, or take your photo with historical icons. Get up close with Justin Bieber, Diddy, Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, and so many more.
NEW this year is Marvel Super Heroes 4D! Step inside the top secret command center to unlock your powers alongside the Hulk, Spider-Man and more. Pass their tests and advance to the thrilling finale, the Marvel Superheroes Cinema 4D Experience. Don't miss this all new interactive adventure!
The 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.
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.
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.
MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala is one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town. Broadway's hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast. And the results are thrilling!
The event features performances by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Sara Bareilles, Auli'i Cravalho, Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza, Tony nominee Robert Fairchild, Jordan Fisher, Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, Katrina Lenk, and Alex Newell.
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.
The music of Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre has been performed throughout the world by amateur and professional musicians alike, while his groundbreaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 110 different countries. Mr. Whitacre and the Distinguished Concerts Singers International perform a variety of the composer's original works, conducted by the composer himself.
PERFORMERS: Distinguished Concerts Singers International Eric Whitacre, Conductor
PROGRAM: All-Eric Whitacre Program
This gala performance begins with a sit-down three-course catered dinner at the York Theatre and ends with a champagne-and-dessert reception. In between comes a concert performance of the musical theater parody The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), 15 years after its world premiere! Beginning its journey at the York in 2003, that joyous homage has been entertaining audiences across the country and around the world ever since! The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) pays loving tongue-in-cheek tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Jerry Herman. The story concerns an ingenue threatened by her evil landlord when she can't pay her rent. The twist? It's told in the five different styles of the aforementioned songwriters.
The New 42nd Street is honoring J.K. Rowling in absentia with the New Victory Arts Award and hosting a benefit performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre for its annual gala. The event, which includes a strolling supper, provides critical support to the nonprofit's award-winning arts education and youth employment programs. This year, the New 42nd Street celebrates 15 years as the largest provider of live performance and arts education to New York City schools.
New Dramatists will honor Tony and Academy Award winner Denzel Washington at its 69th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. Washington, currently starring on Broadway in The Iceman Cometh, directed by George C. Wolfe, will receive New Dramatists' 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award in the Broadway Ballroom at the New York Marriott Marquis.
KEVIN PADWORSKI: Reflections on a Mexican Garden (world premiere) HANDEL: Selections from Messiah LISZT: Les préludes FALLA: "Danza Española No.1" from La vida breve ARTURO MÁRQUEZ: Danzón No. 2 BERNSTEIN: Slava! (A Political Overture) (arr. Grundman) W. SCHUMAN: "Chester" SOUSA: "Easter Monday on the White House Lawn" DAVID GILLINGHAM: With Heart and Voice FRANK TICHELI: "Sanctuary"
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.
Tony-, Grammy-, and Emmy-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald performs songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bernstein, and Sondheim, as well as works by other composers — both established and emerging — whom she continues to champion.
The New York Pops honors prolific composer Alan Menken at its 35th birthday gala. The celebratory concert features some of Menken's most beloved compositions, which the New York Pops performs under the music direction of Steven Reineke and with the help of a starry lineup of guest artists. Menken is well known for his musical contributions to works for stage and screen, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Newsies. Following the concert is a black-tie dinner and dance at New York's Mandarin Oriental hotel. Proceeds from this gala will support the New York Pops's PopsEd music education programs.
The New York Theatre Workshop 2018 Gala pays tribute to John Tiffany, the Tony Award-winning director of Once, which had its world premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW), and the upcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; as well as to Barbara Cutler Emden, celebrating 25 years of arts advocacy and exceptional service on the NYTW Board of Trustees.
Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Emmy Award nominee Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) serve as emcees for the event, which features performances from Michael Esper (The Last Ship), Cristin Milioti (Lazarus), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Kyle Riabko (Spring Awakening), Greg Hildreth (Frozen), and others.
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
Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multiethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, celebrates its 49th anniversary with this gala benefit. The event's honorary chair is Tony Award-nominated actor-singer and 2016 Rosie Award winner Norm Lewis. Multi-Tony nominee Brad Oscar presides as master of ceremonies.
The evening begins with a champagne reception and silent auction. Then students of the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, Amas's flagship education program, present a sneak peek of their upcoming spring production of Jesus Christ Superstar, followed by No Foolin: A Musical Confection, directed by Stuart Ross and Jonathan Cerullo and featuring award-winning performances by Brenda Braxton, Tina Fabrique, Jeremiah James, N'Kenge, and Aneesh Sheth. The evening culminates in the presentation of the Rosie Award, this year bestowed on Broadway casting director, producer, and director Jay Binder; Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Micki Grant; and Leonid Poretsky, MD, a leading endocrinologist and founder of the Friedman Transgender Health & Wellness Program at Lenox Hill Hospital. A scholarship in the name of Amas founder Rosetta LeNoire will also be given to a college-bound student attending the Amas Teen Academy.
The musical nightclub phenomenon NYC Dueling Pianos is proud to announce its triumphant return to Times Square. Having played to sold-out crowds across the country, the critically-acclaimed interactive concert is preparing to come back to it's original location at the HA! Comedy Club.
A dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert, this genre-bending music-theater hybrid starring Klezmer-folk sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees who arrived in Canada in 1908. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It's about refugees who get out before it's too late and those who get out after it's too late. And it's about looking into the eyes of God.
Take a city tour with On Location Tours, a one-of-a-kind company that takes you past the doorsteps of your favorite television and movie characters and real-life celebrities. Straddle fiction and reality while you shop, eat, drink, and dance at the sites you've seen on both the big and small screens!
All tours are led by local actors and actresses - so come prepared to sing along to your favorite theme songs and answer trivia questions!
Bus tours offered include: New York TV and Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hotspots, Sopranos Sites, and Gossip Girl Sites. Walking tours offered include: Central Park Movie Sites
Vocals – Ricardo Ribeiro, Portuguese guitar – José Manuel Neto Fado guitar – Carlos Manuel Proença, bass guitar – Daniel Pinto
The resonant voice of the extraordinary fado singer Ricardo Ribeiro is as traditional as it comes: no pop sweetening, exotic embellishments, or rock and roll influences. Considered one of today's top male fado singers, his powerful, masterful voice is filled with emotion, and has earned him awards and international accolades.
Part tour and part show, The Ride is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that turns the streets of New York City into a stage. With stadium seating, 40 monitors, 3,000 LED lights, and surround sound, The Ride is the world's only moving theater. Its ensemble cast of singers, dancers, musicians, actors, and comedians appear along a 75-minute journey through Times Square and midtown Manhattan. These performers interact with RIDErs, engaging them through quizzes, facts, and shout-outs. At the same time, the RIDErs, who face sideways out of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, see Manhattan's iconic landmarks emerge in panoramic and vertical views. Students, adults, and seniors share this unforgettable NYC experience.
Created through the unique vision of vocalist and recording artist Rob Evan and maestro Randall Craig Fleischer, a pioneer in the fusion of symphonic rock and world music, Rocktopia delivers one-of-a-kind, spine-tingling musical arrangements with insanely talented lead vocalists, a five-piece rock band, an orchestra of 20, and a choir of 40.
Developed over eight years, Rocktopia is inspired by the idea that if Beethoven and Mozart were alive today, they would be rock stars. With extensive knowledge of both genres, Evan and Fleisher looked for common themes, potency, and emotional resonance in the songs before fusing them together to create explosive and moving new musical arrangements.
Forest Hills Stadium, the historic sporting and entertainment venue located in New York City's Queens borough, welcomes back two longtime friends on June 17 when legendary frontman Roger Daltrey and the New York Pops unite for a Father's Day performance of The Who's Tommy, backed by the symphonic orchestra and a band of seasoned Who players.
The original NYC dueling pianos show! An all request, rock n roll party featuring two of the top piano entertainers on the East Coast. Come singalong, dancealong, drinkalong and laughalong with all your favorite songs. A four hour, nonstop interactive show with roasts, games, toasts, shot giveaways and much more! From Billy Joel to Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, anything goes. For groups of 2, 20 or 200, bring your birthdays, bachelorettes and special occasions to Dueling Pianos!
A festive cabaret evening of songs that George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) played, sang, and enjoyed. Marcia Milgrom Dodge directs with Paul Staroba serving as musical director. The evening of songs performed by some of New York's most exciting performers will feature Gilbert & Sullivan, Rodgers & Hart, Noël Coward, Cole Porter, along with operetta, opera, music hall, and many of your favorites. Shaw was an accomplished pianist and relished the popular songs of his day.
Songs for a New World, the first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (created in collaboration with Daisy Prince), is a collection of powerful songs examining life, love, and the choices ordinary people make when faced with extraordinary moments. From the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to the ledge of a Fifth Avenue high-rise, all characters face a new world that follows the unique challenge they encounter.
In September 2017, the Public Theater and the Shakespeare Society, sharing the belief that Shakespeare is for everyone, partnered to launch the Public Shakespeare Initiative. The initiative's programming includes events that blend commentary by scholars and other thinkers with live performances by artists of all disciplines; intimate talks that give audiences insight into the artistic and intellectual processes of leading Shakespeare practitioners working in the theater; artist development programs that cultivate some of the most visionary minds working on Shakespeare today; and education programs that give hundreds of elementary and middle school students the opportunity to develop their confidence, knowledge, and creativity through the transformative experience of bringing Shakespeare's words to life onstage.
Bruce Springsteen himself on his Broadway debut: "I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible. I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters, which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I've played in the last 40 years. My show is just me, the guitar, the piano, and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken; some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value."
Climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Get a close look at the magnificent stained glass windows and study the grand architecture of the nave while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a wonderful view of the Morningside Heights area of Manhattan. Space is limited to 20 people 12 years of age and older, and reservations are recommended.
New York's Busiest Comedy Club located in the Heart of Times Square.
All shows are 90 minutes long and feature 4-5 Comics + your Host (Featured Talent seen on MTV, Vh1, BET, Comedy Central and comedy clubs across the country).
Nightly Showtimes: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 (& 1:15am Friday and Saturday Nights Only)"
Featuring former members of Broadway's hit musical, Beatlemania, Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing audiences as close to a real Beatles concert as possible. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour, beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: The White Album, Abbey Road & Let It Be.
Strings Attached features four of New York City's premier six-string jazz masters on a single stage — Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Ron Affif, and Mark Whitfield. They join forces as Strings Attached for a uniquely spectacular show with special guest Peter Bernstein.
Four artists. Twelve shows. Six days. From March 27-April 1, Mabou Mines presents SUITE/Space, a brand new performance initiative in a festival setting.
Davalois Fearon: Time to Talk A multimedia dance-theater piece rooted in research on American history, dance history, racial identity formation, and systemic racism.
Tariq Al-Sabir: Unwanted A multimedia song cycle that communicates real-time with film, focusing on the present trauma and cynical frustrations that plague social-media-oriented black millennials.
Tamar-kali: Excerpts from Demon Fruit Blues An immersive music-based experience exploring the origin of misogyny and "curse of womanhood" as outlined in Genesis 3:16, inspired by the majesty of female African deities, "goddess"-themed art, and feminist theory.
Sanaz Ghajar: Red Wednesday A multimedia production about a family brought together and torn apart by revolution that pays special attention to those left to clean up the mess w
Symphonie Fantastique — the singularly inspired creation of designer, director, performer, and master puppeteer Basil Twist, set to the revolutionary 1830 score by composer Hector Berlioz — returns to New York City on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. Hailed as a creative masterpiece when it premiered, Symphonie Fantastique unfolds in the most unlikely of places — a 1,000 gallon water tank in which five unseen puppeteers swirl countless pieces of fabrics, feathers, fishing lures, flashlights, glitter, dyes, plastic, vinyl, and bubbles of all shapes and sizes, creating a dreamlike world of imagination and surreal storytelling. At the piano is Christopher O'Riley, who's been a soloist with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony. He's also the host of NPR's From the Top, now in its 15th year.
A one-day event dedicated to the vitality of Broadway, TEDxBroadway continues a long tradition of presenting a variety of speakers and topics to contribute to the overall question of the day: "What's the best Broadway can be?" This year's speakers include the following:
· Shakina Nayfack plays Lola on the Hulu comedy series Difficult People and is the founding artistic director of Musical Theatre Factory, where she has supported the development of over 100 new musicals, including an autobiographical rock musical about her gender confirmation titled Manifest Pussy.
· Michael Riedel is the theater columnist for the New York Post and host of On the Town with Michael Riedel on AM 970. His New York Times bestseller, Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway, won the Marfield Prize for nonfiction writing about the arts in 2016. Michael is a frequent guest on Imus in the Morning, the Mark Simone Show on WOR and the Tom Shillue Show on Fox News Radio. He's currently at work on a sequel to Razzle Dazzle.
· Shaina Taub is a New York-based songwriter and performer. Ars Nova's 2012 composer-in-residence and the winner of a Jonathan Larson Grant, she made her Lincoln Center solo concert debut in the center's 2015 American Songbook series. Currently, she's an artist-in-residence at Joe's Pub.
· David Yazbek's varied career as a recording artist, Emmy Award-winning TV and film writer, music producer, and pianist has led to him becoming one of Broadway's preeminent composer-lyricists. Three of his shows — The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown — have been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Score. He's also received three Grammy Award nominations and a Drama Desk Award. His most recent musical is The Band's Visit.
Sometimes it's good to have a good laugh. But others it's even better to have a good scare. That's where Times Scare's Haunted House comes in. We're far too accustomed to enjoy haunted houses only when Halloween comes around. But throughout the year we're constantly seeking the same thrill, and the neighborhood bar certainly isn't going to cut it. The Haunted House at Times Scare is one experience that constantly keeps locals and visitors alike coming back for more. Just when you think you may know what lurks around the corner, there's always an even bigger surprise in store the next time you visit. Some of the most talented actors in the city are a part of this experience, and trust us when we say this, they're just dying to scare you.
In the long, rich history of family groups in American Roots music, the Chapin Family has a special place. Tom Chapin has a career that spans five decades, 25 albums, and three Grammy Awards. Lily and Abigail Chapin are singing, songwriting sisters known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. When this family of performers comes together, magic happens. Join us for a concert that will feature original and traditional songs, as well as a few songs by the late, great Harry Chapin.
Forty-five years after its original release, The Who's album Tommy — a classic rock classic — gets a bluegrass tribute. Composed as a rock opera by guitarist Pete Townshend, Tommy presents the life experience of a deaf, blind, and mute boy, including his relationship with his family. Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, an all-acoustic rendition of the album, reinvents the original while also respecting it. Conceived and produced by SXSW cofounder and longtime musician Louis Jay Meyers, the revamped album features The HillBenders, a bluegrass band based in Springfield, Missouri.
Top of the Rock is an experience in history and scenery that culminates with unparalleled views of New York City from the newly opened Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Center, in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Visit during the day to see the splendor of the city unfold beneath you or visit at night and see the city sparkle.
There's a certain peace at 70 stories above the city, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck was conceived with the express purpose of keeping that peace uninterrupted. Panels of fully transparent safety glass -- the only thing between visitors and the city -- are crystal clear for unobstructed, open-air viewing. A reserved-ticketing system is designed to ensure the deck is easily accessible and the experience is always amazing.
The view itself is unique and astonishing. Unobstructed for 360 degrees from the 70th floor, the breathtaking landscape stretches for miles in every direction. It includes a panorama of Central Park and the northern half of Manhattan that cannot be found anywhere else. New York's other landmarks are visible as well, including the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. It is, quite simply, the most spectacular view in New York City.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, open 365 days a year, is the ideal perch to watch the seasons unfold or simply to take in an amazing sunset.
DESIGNED FOR GUESTS OF EVERY AGE
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 365 days a year with the last elevator going up at 11 p.m.
DCINY presents Total Vocal, the fourth annual celebration of contemporary a cappella music featuring arrangements from Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off, Pitch Battle, and the American pop lexicon. The performance includes surprise celebrity guests, hosted and conducted by Deke Sharon, a pioneer of the contemporary a cappella genre. This performance will be streamed live via the DCINY Facebook Page.
NYC-Urbana hosts Urbana Poetry Slam, weekly poetry slams at the Bowery Poetry Club. NYC-Urbana is a quirky and eccentric series, and even though they've featured some of the biggest names in poetry - Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Galway Kinnell, Saul Williams, and almost every national slam champion - they remain warm and welcoming for all kinds of poetic voices: political, confessional, musical, and spiritual. The series has actually won the national poetry slam championship a record three times (1997, 2000, 2002.
The illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and popular repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, and holiday favorites.
The stories of Times Square, the infamous tales and the backstage secrets, are shared by our talented Walkin' Broadway Guides (when they are not working in a theater themselves!) The unique aspect of Walkin' Broadway - an Official Times Square Walking Tour is the voices of the very stars and personalities that have created your favorite shows. Over 40 famous personalities - including producers, actors, directors, designers, theater owners, and industry specialists - are woven into the tour. In addition to the magical voices that whisper secrets into your ears, you'll also hear music of Broadway shows. It will send chills down your spine and make you dance down the street!
Discover the secrets of your favorite neighborhood or museum on a Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt. You won't be collecting objects (put back that statue!) but searching for answers to tricky and humorous questions. You can decipher a message in the sky in Central Park, find out what to do with a "fun goon" in Chinatown, track ghosts in Greenwich Village, solve a murder mystery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and much more. No knowledge of any hunt location is required — you just need a sharp mind and a good pair of shoes.
The Actors Fund presents a concert performance of last year's planned off-Broadway revival of When Pigs Fly, which never actually got to play for an audience. The concert reunites the show's cast members and creative team.
When Howard — a mad-genius costume designer with Ziegfeld-sized ambitions — flunks his high-school vocational test (apparently "Broadway superstar" isn't a multiple-choice option for a five-year plan), he throws everything he's got into his one true dream: putting on a show! With a song in his heart and some help from his friends, Howard's journey from nonstarter to superstar is a larger-than-life, side-splitting party!
This one-night-only benefit will raise money for the Actors Fund, a human services organization that helps people in entertainment and the performing arts.
What's so great about Rodgers and Hart? Come find out at this smart, sexy nightclub revue kicking off Feinstein's / 54 Below's new American Songbook series from artistic director Deborah Grace Winer.
You Took Advantage of Me stars Grammy Award winner Debby Boone, Darius de Haas, and Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll. Backing them are legendary musical director John Oddo and a swinging band. Composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart get freshly interpreted in all their ironic, timeless glory…'cause some things — like excruciating romantic conflict — never go out of style. With such songs as "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," and "My Heart Stood Still," this funny, fast-moving show is directed by revue-making master Mark Waldrop (When Pigs Fly).
YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off Seven Epic Concerts with the Play for Peace Concert. The program for this very first concert of YPHIL's will include the World Premiere of Faruk Kanca's Ornament Overture, orchestra participant Yigit Karatas performing Édouard Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21, and famous cellist Gjilberta Luca soloing in the American Première of Nimrod Borenstein's Concerto for Violoncello and String Orchestra, Op. 56B. The evening will be conducted by Peter Breiner and will include blended Western and Eastern music traditions, adding ethnic instruments to symphony orchestra. Unique traditional instruments from Tunisia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Columbia, Nicaragua, and many more, will be heard along with violins, drums and piano.