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Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks bring their insane celebration of all things red and green back to Feinstein's / 54 Below. Written by Iconis and directed by John Simpkins, this wild yuletide explosion is part rock concert, part theater piece, and part theme park attraction come to life. Featuring brand-new holiday songs, old favorites, a huge cast of musical theater all-stars, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more whiskey-fueled shenanigans than you can shake a candy cane at, The 10th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza promises to be the hap-hap-happiest holiday hoedown ever seen onstage.
Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes, Menorah Horah is going tropical! Our evening of music, laughs, and burlesque will keep your dreidel spinning on the beach all night long!
Starring the Schlep Sisters Featuring Minnie Tonka, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Evil Hate Monkey, Dangrrr Doll, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Lil Miss Lixx, Cherry Pitz, and Fancy Feast Hosted by Bastard Keith With DJ Momotaro & Seedy Edie as our kitten & Kismet Katie as our raffle girl!
It begins when you walk through the doors of the storied Radio City Music Hall. Perhaps you pause for a moment and stand to admire the art deco lobby before making your way to your seat. After a hush, the curtain slowly rises, the music swells, and Rockettes appear. In perfect unison they dance across the stage, mesmerizing in their precision. And just like that, you're transported to another place, where reindeer prance and dash through the snow, where rag dolls spring to life and wooden soldiers march in a fantastic parade. For a time, the hustle and bustle of the world outside disappear and you are reminded of the true meaning and spirit of the holiday season.
The Jimmys are also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Over 70 high school students from across the United States compete for the Jimmy for best performance by an actor and actress at this presentation. The talent showcase features ensemble as well as solo performances.
Why the name Jimmy? The awards are presented by the Broadway League Foundation in honor of the famed Broadway producer and theater owner James M. Nederlander.
The annual Williamstown Theatre Festival gala includes cocktails and dinner, along with special appearances or performances by Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park With George), James Naughton (Chicago), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and others. This year the event honors Gary Levine, managing director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the 1980s and now president of programming at Showtime.
By gosh, by golly, it's time for mistletoe and...Alaska! Join the beloved extraterrestrial songstress and her holly-jolly mystical ivory-tickler, Handsome Jeremy, as they make Yuletide gay in this brand-new show. For Heaven's Snakes! promises to put the Christ back into Christmas and warm even the most cold-blooded.
After her spaceship crashed in the Matanuska Valley, a remote part of south-central Alaska, the U.S. government recovered an emaciated — make that emancipated — alien. At least, that's how the story goes. Alaska went on to become one of the final three contestants on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo. In October 2013, she starred in The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Woodlawn Theater in San Antonio. In past performances at the Laurie Beechman Theater, she's paid tribute to Stevie Nicks, the Golden Girls, and all things gay. Her previous holiday shows include Happy Birthday Jesus, Blue Christmas, Christmas Is Gay, and Your Christmas Is Terrible. She is also one of the AAA Girls, along with Courtney Act and Willam.
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: Man of La Mancha in concert. This performance features the original, fully orchestrated score sung by a cast of Broadway veterans. The evening also includes behind-the-scenes stories of the show's development and original production, including a talkback with some of the shows' past performers, creators, and original cast members. Man of La Mancha has music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and a book by Dale Wasserman.
Transport Group celebrates American musical theater with a star-studded, one-night-only event: Promises, Promises in concert. This performance features the original, fully orchestrated score sung by a cast of Broadway veterans. The evening also includes behind-the-scenes stories of the show's development and original production, including a talkback with some of the shows' past performers, creators, and original cast members. Promises, Promises has a book by Neil Simon (based on Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's screenplay for the The Apartment), music by Burt Bacharach, and lyrics by Hal David.
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.
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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Renowned for its intimate one-ring style, with no seat more than 50 feet from the performers, Big Apple Circus is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences. To that end, it couples astounding human feats with innovative design and technology. The 40th anniversary season program features the famous seven-person pyramid on the high wire with Nik Wallenda and the Fabulous Wallendas as well as the quadruple somersault on the trapeze executed by the Flying Tunizianis — the first time in circus history that both legendary feats are performed in the same tent. These record-setting acts are joined by Big Apple fan favorite Grandma the Clown and her comedic sidekick, Joel Jeske, plus Dandino and Luciana, a dynamic duo who combine speed, acrobatics, and daredevil grace on rollerskates; award-winning contortionist Elayne Kramer; master juggler Gamal Garcia; Jan Damm on the Rola Bola; acclaimed Risley acrobats the Anastasini Brothers; ringmaster Ty McFarlan; and circus trainer and presenter Jenny Vidbel, who performs in the ring with 16 horses and ponies as well as rescue dogs.
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 Loves series returns with over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices celebrating Grammy Award nominee and multiplatinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato. Broadway Loves Demi Lovato features a set list chockablock with hits from Lovato's decade-long recording career, including "Sorry, Not Sorry," "Skyscraper," "Heart Attack," and "Cool for the Summer." The evening also celebrates Lovato's latest album, "Tell Me You Love Me," which has been setting the Broadway community ablaze with excitement since its release in September 2017.
For one night only, some of the biggest and brightest names on Broadway light up the stage in this all-star benefit concert. Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy honors Jerry Zaks, a multi-Tony Award winning director, for his contributions to both American musical theater and Jewish life through his work in entertainment. The evening also features a special award presentation for Bruce E. Slovin, the founder of the Center for Jewish History and former director of Circle in the Square Theatre. Slovin will be the first recipient of the Jewish Cultural Legacy Award, which will be named in his honor for future recipients. A dessert reception (yay!) follows the concert.
BroadwayCon is theater's answer to Comic-Con, tailor-made for fans. Join some of Broadway's biggest fans, performers, and show creators to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theater. BroadwayCon 2018 will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, sing-alongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of the current season's hits, and discussions featuring the industry's top producers and designers — not to mention the giant opening ceremony, nighttime concerts, and dance parties.
BroadwayCon 2018 is pleased to announce a lineup of new and returning special guests, including co-creator Anthony Rapp, Alex Brightman, Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, Andrew Chappelle, Lilli Cooper, Janet Dacal, Ben Fankhauser, Annie Golden, Derek Klena, Joe Mantello, Lesli Margherita, Ruthie Ann Miles, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, and James Snyder.
Direct from starring as Elsa in the Broadway-bound production of Disney's Frozen in Denver, Caissie Levy returns to Feinstein's / 54 Below for a magical New Year's Eve celebration! Backed by a killer band, Levy sings highlights from her Broadway career, including such shows as Hair, Ghost, Rent, Wicked, and Les Misérables. Expect the unexpected from this exceptionally versatile singer who's been known to cover everyone from Eva Cassidy to Radiohead to TLC in her live shows. She'll also sing tunes from her debut solo album, With You.
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 #145 honors the career of María Irene Fornés with panelists, live performances, and material from the La MaMa Archives. Moderated by Gwendolyn Alker, the panelists include Gabriel Berry, Migdalia Cruz, Donald Eastman, Robert Heide, Morgan Jenness, Michelle Memran, and Didi O'Connell. The performers include Sheila Dabney, Rebecca Schull, Lily Lipman, Aidan Hart, and Kayla Juntilla. They re-create parts of Mud (directed by Omri Ariav and introduced by Tyaela Nieves) and Reba's monologue from What of the 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, the program's mission is to provide a home, as did La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, for personal and intimate engagement with art.
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.
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 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.
Kids of all ages will get a chance to witness firsthand the amazing stories of Gilbert & Sullivan! Join the company before a performance of H.M.S. Pinafore.
Hosted by artistic director Albert Bergeret, families will enjoy the popular Bring Your Grandparents Day featuring entertaining and informative preshow musical introduction and narrative summary to the magical world of Gilbert & Sullivan! H.M.S. Pinafore's infectious music, lyrics, and libretto will delight audiences of all ages!
Bring Your Grandparents Day (Thursday, December 28, 1:45pm): Respect your favorite elders with a preshow Family Overture presentation (musical introduction and plot summary made entertaining for the entire family) and a backstage tour!
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!
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.
Start a new holiday tradition on Broadway with Home for the Holidays, featuring some of the greatest voices of our time performing contemporary takes on more than 25 perennial favorites. Backed by a kinetic eight-piece rhythm and brass band, traditional carols like "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "O Holy Night" provide heart as they come to life next to radio favorites such as "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)."
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.
Guitarist Colin Davin is back by popular demand, showcasing the virtuosic abilities of the guitar in the music of the Italian Baroque. Joined by a string quartet, Colin will explore Italian tradition with Baroque jewels such as Vivaldi's Concerto for Guitar, Boccherini's Quintet, and other Baroque marvels.
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 McKittrick Hotel, home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, hosts a dance party spectacular on New Year's Eve. At this annual event, the evocative secrets of the McKittrick and its many residents are uncovered. Inspired by the mysterious world of the legendary hotel and Sleep No More, this performance-filled party features one-of-a-kind nightlife experiences and invites guests to explore the venue's many rooms. The King's Winter Masquerade features opulent masked revelry, a decadent dinner feast, dancing, specially created one-night-only performances, a full open bar, and McKittrick-inspired surprises.
Note: Guests should come attired in costume fit for a king — meaning shades of gold, silver, and black.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this all-new show celebrating the magic of the holidays, Michael Feinstein performs seasonal favorites and contemporary surprises as well as a tribute to singing legends of the past and present. Enjoy the spirit of the season with Michael's marvelous music and the warmth and cheer of the club that bears his name. Expect to be transported to many different decades of music while experiencing songs from "White Christmas" to "Home" from The Wiz…and some of your favorite swinging American standards by Frank, Sammy, and Dean — Christmas tunes from classic movies. This holiday show also moves into the later 20th century, expanding the songbook to include numbers like "A Song for You" by Leon Russell and "Kiss" by Prince.
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.
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world.
In the past seven years, the Museum of Sex has generated 14 exhibitions and 5 virtual installations, each in keeping with the Museum's mission of advocating open discourse surrounding sex and sexuality as well as striving to present to the public the best in current scholarship unhindered by self-censorship. With each new exhibition, lecture series, event and publication, the Museum of Sex is committed to addressing a wide range of topics, while simultaneously highlighting material and artifacts from different continents, cultures, time periods and media.
The Museum's permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts is comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Additionally, the museum houses both a research library as well as an extensive multimedia library, which includes 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, BETA, VHS and DVDs. From fine art to historical ephemera to film, the Museum of Sex preserves an ever-growing collection of sexually related objects that would otherwise be destroyed and discarded due to their sexual content.
DCINY honors U.K. composer Sir Karl Jenkins with an evening comprised of both new and lauded compositions by the honoree. The program includes Sing! The Music was Given, a new work commissioned for DCINY's 10th anniversary, and The Armed Man, which is presented with film. The performance is conducted by Jonathan Griffith, DCINY artistic director and principal conductor, and features Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.
Join America's preeminent Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, as they ring in the New Year at their annual New Year's Eve Champaign Gala Performance at Symphony Space on Sunday, December 31, at 8pm!
Make plans now to join NYGASP's artistic director Albert Bergeret and his talented and fun-loving crew for their annual New Year's Eve Champagne Gala Performance of favorite G&S scenes, songs, parodies, overtures, and the ever-popular tour-de-force challenge — audience requests performed impromptu with full orchestra! Toast the new year with a little bubbly at intermission and be home before midnight or off to another party!
From the dynamic rhythms of West Side Story to the brashness of sailors on leave in On the Town and the sweet duets of New York newcomers in Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's Broadway musicals ran the gamut. The New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve celebration toasts the composer's 100th birthday with musical favorites, led by the engaging conductor and raconteur Bramwell Tovey. New Year's Eve: Bernstein on Broadway features vocalists and Broadway bigwigs Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes, and Aaron Tveit. The concert is to be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center.
Make plans now to join New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' artistic director Albert Bergeret and his talented and fun-loving crew for their annual New Year's Eve champagne gala performance of favorite Gilbert & Sullivan scenes, songs, parodies, overtures, and the ever-popular-tour-de-force challenge — audience requests performed impromptu with full orchestra. Toast the new year at intermission and be off home or to another party before midnight!
New York Broadway Tours, combining the rich history of New York's musical theatre scene with real New York actors who are also professional licensed tour guides!
New York Broadway Tours is a unique experience! These gifted actors, singers, dancers have a passion for sharing their love of the stage and the city with you! Think of the tour as the equivalent to an interactive walking, talking, singing Broadway show where YOU get the chance to be a STAR!
It's great for kids of all ages and definitely a Broadway show you will never forget.
The New York Pops honors prolific composer Alan Menken at its 35th birthday gala. The celebratory concert features some of Menken's most beloved compositions, which the New York Pops performs under the music direction of Steven Reineke and with the help of a starry lineup of guest artists. Menken is well known for his musical contributions to works for stage and screen, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Newsies. Following the concert is a black-tie dinner and dance at New York's Mandarin Oriental hotel. Proceeds from this gala will support the New York Pops's PopsEd music education programs.
The New York Pops — a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality — launches its 35th season at Carnegie Hall. Music director Steven Reineke leads the orchestra in a season that celebrates the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons.
The 2017-18 series opens with a celebration of founder Skitch Henderson's centennial year and a mix of the greatest hits of today and yesterday, featuring up-and-coming Broadway stars Matt Doyle and Ali Ewoldt. In November, Reineke leads Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe in an all-new concert exploring the myriad works by female songwriters of the stage and screen, Women of Notes. As always, the orchestra rings in the holiday season with a weekend of festive tunes, featuring Broadway and TV sensation Megan Hilty in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. In February, Reineke presents Heart and Soul, featuring Broadway royalty James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins in a concert spanning the history of R&B, just in time for Valentine's Day. The season closes with The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores, in which the 78 musicians of the orchestra take the stage to present iconic theme music from some of the biggest box office successes of the silver screen.
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
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.
Norm Lewis's (Sweeney Todd) appearances at Feinstein's / 54 Below have rapidly become a holiday tradition and are one of this great Broadway leading man's favorite ways to end the year, spending time and spreading holiday cheer with friends and fans in Broadway's living room. This year's show is once again directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, perhaps the premiere director of concert appearances working today (Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters). It includes a largely new program that also features some of Norm's audience's favorites from his past two Christmas seasons at Feinstein's / 54 Below. Once again, Joseph Joubert (The Color Purple) returns as music director, as does Norm's hot bass and rhythm section — George Farmer and Perry Cavari. As in past years, very special guests join Norm in the fun.
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
Maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Head of Choral Studies at McGill University, leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Choir representing five countries in Maurice Duruflé's greatest choral masterpiece, Requiem, Op. 9. DCINY conductor James Meaders conducts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's legendary Requiem with choir and orchestra.
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.
The holidays have found a new rocking tradition! Emmy winner and Grammy- and Tony-nominated Rob Mathes returns to the Schimmel stage with his band of all-star musicians including instrumentalists from Saturday Night Live and The Late Show With David Letterman. Come for an afternoon of funk- and R&B-laden original tunes, holiday classics, and audience favorites to put you in the spirit of the season. Rob Mathes has worked professionally with U2, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting. With friends like his, you never know who could show up!
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.
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!
This undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements — they also strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mash-ups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of underused instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as the Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Joining them at this concert are guest stars who'll strip down and rock out.
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.
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.
Then She Fell is an immersive, multisensory experience in which audience members explore a dreamlike world. Every alcove, corner, and corridor of it has been transformed into lushly designed performance space. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Then She Fell offers an Alice-like experience to audience members as they explore rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe elixirs custom-designed by one of New York City's foremost mixologists.
This theater experience is directed, designed, written, and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett in collaboration with original cast members. Its venue is The Kingsland Ward at St. John's, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the action plays out on three floors.
Note: Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for significant periods of time over the course of the performance. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes.
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.
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.
Vivian Reed returns to Feinstein's / 54 Below with a brand-new show celebrating Lena Horne's 100th birthday. It includes some of Horne's standards, which get reinterpreted through Reed's unique arrangements and vocal stylings punctuated by narrative. Reed is accompanied by a four-piece band that plays piano, bass, drums, and guitar. The show, marked by Reed's vocal and emotional dynamics, is high-energy. Moreover, it comes from a personal place: Horne had an impact on Reed's life years ago, when Reed's career was being managed by Bobby Schiffman and Honi Coles. Come hear how Horne' s generosity touched Reed when she started out as a young artist.
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.
Winter Rhythms 2017 marks the ninth year that Urban Stages has brought noted musical artists to its stage during the holidays. The mission of the Winter Rhythms series is to make sure up-and-coming as well as better-known singers, musicians, lyricists, and composers are on the New York theater community's radar. Winner of the 2016 Bistro Award for Outstanding Series and the 2015 Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series MAC Award, Winter Rhythms funnels its profits into Urban Stages's acclaimed Outreach Program, which brings over 200 free arts-in-education presentations to libraries and schools throughout New York City's five boroughs.
The 22 shows of Winter Rhythms 2017 are dedicated to the memory of the late Barry Levitt (1947-2017), a celebrated Broadway, off-Broadway, jazz, and cabaret musician, musical director, and composer. Levitt was a longtime member of the Urban Stages family, having music-directed its acclaimed 2010 production of Langston in Harlem. In collaboration with Peter Napolitano, Levitt wrote music for the 2016 production of Mabel Madness and also produced jazz concerts for the Winter Rhythms series.
In the Guggenheim Museum's iconic rotunda, celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly. Inspired by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, this Works & Process commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin's project ...circle through New York, a part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition.
2017 Works & Process Holiday Concert Program: Music of New York City
- Nico Muhly — new commission premiere
- Nico Muhly — Senex Puerum Portabat (2008, written for the Vox Holiday Concert in the rotunda)
- George Steel — Rotunda Fanfares (world premiere)
- John Corigliano — Christmas at the Cloisters (arranged by Steel)
- Philip Glass — Étoile Polaire (from North Star)
- Meredith Monk — Panda Chant II
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.