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Six characters caught in the diabolical delirium of time. Watch the invisible hand.
In 8 in Show, emerging and established choreographers of all dance forms showcase short new works.
New York City's finest improvisers join forces with the city's finest poets in a unique format: part comedy, part poetry, part theater, part UNPREDICTABILITY. It all begins with an exquisite corpse (aka poem) written collaboratively by the audience. After that the improvisers delve in, building a world around the themes and imagery of the poem, populating it with a cast of characters who are funny, tragic, and in between. Fueling the proceedings is the work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the world. (Among the cast are performers and poets featured on This American Life, the Onion, and Chicago's Second City.) The whole shebang ends with the performance of a poem inspired by the show and written on the spot.
A swinging, rip-roaring musical tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance, Ain't Misbehavin' opened on Broadway in 1978 as a musical revue of jazz legend Fats Waller's popular songbook, was nominated for numerous awards, and won the 1978 Tony for Best Musical.
Montañez and Aponte will shine on the Lehman stage with their vast repertoire, including favorites such as "Un verano en New York" and "No hay cama pa' tanta gente." These two Puerto Rican stars are multifaceted artists worldwide, recognized not only as some of the best and most influential singers in the history of salsa but also known for their performances with El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.
Three volunteers — Sol, Sorcha, and Tallulah — are on their way to Mars and doomed to die. Inspired by the Mars One mission, which will send humans to settle a colony on the red planet, Astronauts Wanted is a deeply poetic nonlinear narrative that questions the very essence of what it means to be human.
Art world veteran Barbara Strongin's decades-long experiences at both Christie's Auction House and Sotheby's Institute of Art form the basis of the insider's look in Beneath the Gavel, an immersive, physical theater piece that gives the audience an unforgettable glimpse at one of the only markets to show up on the front pages of every major newspaper: the art market.
In Beneath the Gavel, audience members, at first observers, quickly become bidders — with fistfuls of cash — as the performers around them bring various roles to life: deep-pocket collectors, art dealers, artists, critics, and auctioneers. An experience like few before it, Beneath the Gavel boldly explores — through vivid storytelling and theatricality — how art is created and is assigned value. As the stakes rise, so too does the audience's understanding of the excitement — and tension — of a world that values art as high commerce, one at odds with a world that depends on art for cultural nourishment.
A man and a woman speak in their own voices, as well as in the imagined thoughts of the other, even ventriloquizing each other till the almost bare stage seems populated with voices. A tale without caution, caught in several acts. Gender and power shift and subvert.
Language flows, cadences, crystallizes, shatters. Fiona Templeton is an award-winning poet and director. With her company, the Relationship< she specializes in staging poetic work that plays with the role of the audience, especially innovative work by women.
This world premiere Templeton's first new work since the epic The Medead.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Over the centuries, the planet Constellarium has provided sanctuary to refugees from planets that have collapsed in on themselves. In this play, the sitting president of Constellarium addresses his planet's newest hosts in a series of speeches that span the course of a year.
New work by choreographers who cross cultural, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries.
Cuisine & Confessions, the newest creation by Montreal-based circus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers), the company behind Traces and Broadway's Pippin, combines culinary arts with circus high jinks. The company's awe-inspiring acrobats combine kitchen appliances, food, and recipes with elaborate choreography, jaw-dropping acrobatics, and pulsating music to heighten audiences' most visceral senses.
Written by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, and first printed in 1615, Cupid's Revenge is a tale of love, revenge, and mortal folly that was highly influential for post-Shakespearean playwrights. Filled with music, dance, romance, sword fights, and gruesome deaths, Cupid's Revenge reinvents Elizabethan tragedy for a new era.
Derren Brown: Secret is a brand-new production from the acclaimed British performer and author making his American theatrical debut at Atlantic Theater Company. Be part of the startling world of mind-reading, suggestion, and psychological illusion in Brown's hands. This spellbinding theatrical experience challenges audiences to take a closer look at the stories and beliefs that guide their lives.
Note: This show is not suitable for children under 12.
Live onstage will be the following:
- The Crests featuring Tommy Mara
- Larry Chance and the Earls
- Jay Siegel's Tokens
- Joe Bataan
- The Soul Survivors
Finley's latest solo performance explores the recent heightened U.S. political presidential landscape, taking on citizenship, gender disparity and abuse of power. The individual price of public relationships at the price of privacy becomes divisive with searing psychosexual dynamics of wit and seething revelation. The performance explores magical beings, aggressive thankfulness, and collective intimacy through Shakespearean sudden trauma. This is an experimental nonlinear poetic text that creates a jolt of intuition, analysis and unnatural disaster of the human kind. Finley plays a unicorn, and morphs into a Hillary-like, Trump-like being while enveloping the blueness of the blue dress of Monica Lewinsky.
Fast Forward provides opportunities for choreographers working in all dance forms to workshop 25- to 35-minute pieces on a shared bill curated around a theme. In April, Fast Forward's theme is ''unrest and raw'' with Thomas/Ortiz Dance and Borne Dance Company.
Following recent political clashes over immigration and border control, the hit production of ¡Figaro! (90210) returns to the New York stage with its unique mix of uproarious comedy and biting social commentary for a strictly limited engagement. This adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro blends the original score with a new English (and Spanglish) libretto by Vid Guerrerio and recasts the title character and his fiancée as undocumented workers in a mansion of a Beverly Hills real estate mogul and his actress wife.
Directed by Melissa Crespo, ¡Figaro! (90210) gives Mozart a contemporary kick with this amped-up, pared-down musical that infuses the timeless comedy of the original with an especially timely political relevance.
After 200 years of keeping his inventor's comatose widow alive, Fred the robot decides they both could use a change. Taking a leap of faith, he packs up their home in Phoenix, and the odd couple relocate to the Clam — a once luxurious retirement space station orbiting Pluto. There, the Clam's in-house alien band the Kunzigs awaken something special in Fred's ancient companion.
For three weeks only, Danza España presents fiery performances of flamenco music, song, and dance at Thalia Spanish Theatre. FuegoFLAMENCO features an international cast, including special guest artists from Spain performing to the rhythm of Spain's most passionate and sensual art form.
Godzilla's messy alcohol-fueled breakups with other Kaiju are the stuff of legend. Now the hulking and foreboding Godzilla, a bi-poly serial dater fighting body dysmorphic disorder, looms over a helpless New York City.
While fleeing Godzilla's rampage, a man ducks under some rubble…only to notice every other person near Godzilla is someone he dated. It seems that his extraordinary exes have joined forces to take on the monstrous Godzilla. Amid this fantasia of carnage, the peril of dating is revealed to be a monster that not even Godzilla can defeat.
Charles Earthstein, of the Chicago News and M&M Publications, interviews the one and only Jackie "Moms" Mabley, America's No. 1 comedian, at the Apollo Theatre. It reveals some of her personal hopes, dreams, betrayals, despairs, and fame.
A mysterious story is deciphered, and the illusion of one's own identity is revealed in the new show In & Of Itself. A modern allegory, In & Of Itself explores new ways of seeing the unseeable as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow are blended together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. Multi-Emmy Award winner Frank Oz directs Derek DelGaudio, who both created and performs this work.
Israeli Chamber Project (ICP) members share a passion for music-making and deep connection with the musical culture of Israel. Acclaimed for performances around the world, they devise programs combining beloved masterworks with lesser-known gems and music by Israeli composers.
In this concert, violist Paul Neubauer of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is ICP's guest in a program framed by two energetic piano quartets written a century apart. The first is Mozart's lyrical Piano Quartet in E-flat Major; the second is Richard Strauss' impassioned and rarely played Piano Quartet in C Minor, written when he was just 19 years old.
It Will All Work Out takes stories from Chris Wells' upcoming memoir, mixes them with funny original songs, and tops it all off with fabulous, colorful, and outrageous outfits. Expect a night of high energy, queer fun, and deep feeling with a smokin' hot band and a couple sexy backup dancers.
In 2005, a mother and daughter living on the Upper West Side fall victim to the storm that shook America: Hurricane Katrina. As they excavate their apartment riddled with pop culture detritus, the ever-shifting but always stifling parameters of feminine performance begin to chafe. Pairing traditions of drag performance with elements of conventional absurdist theatre, It's All Coming Back to Me Now says goodbye to the romance of yesterday's America through an examination of Canadian pop music, spearheaded by snow diva Celine Dion.
In 2005, a mother and daughter living on the Upper West Side fall victim to Hurricane Katrina. As they excavate their apartment riddled with pop culture detritus, the ever-shifting parameters of feminine performance begin to chafe. Pairing traditions of drag performance with elements of conventional absurdist theatre, It's All Coming Back to Me Now says goodbye to the romance of yesterday's America through an examination of Canadian pop music, spearheaded by snow diva Celine Dion.
(Projection) peels back the layers of a New York millennial apartment, subverting and reinforcing the classic living room play to reveal the universal truths of defining yourself in your 20s. While a motley crew of roommates descends deep into the stupor of an average evening, they hotly debate, pontificate, test relationship dynamics, and welcome a stranger into their midst. The audience has the unique advantage of seeing these 20-somethings in their natural environment, guided by a questionably reliable narrator. Part comedy of manners, part coming-of-age tale, this theatrical romp offers a story for all ages.
Ready or Not Here I Come is a story about the choices that we make and the consequences of those choices. This play is about the rapture of Christ — and a lot more.
Ms. Jenkins is the nosy neighbor who knows everything about everybody. She takes the audience into the personal lives of three families. Audience members witness those families either accepting or rejecting Christ.
Ready or Not Here I Come includes music, singing, praise dancing, and a couple surprises. Audience members may laugh and cry, but above all, they will think.
Real Talk / Kip Talk is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City. The host is Kippy Winston, media mogul, internet sensation, and citizen of the world. Since Kippy's weblog took flight in 2008, her larger-than-life persona and cottage industry empire has grown to encompass Kippy Winston Media, a boutique public relations firm servicing all things theatrical; The Radish, a semi-autumnal gossip rag; Just Ask Kippy, a brief yet potent advice column; and an active social media presence. Formatted like a talk show but with room for debate, Real Talk / Kip Talk blurs the line between art and life and challenges participants of all stripes and creeds to engage in real talk about our starry performance landscape.
Seeing You is an immersive experience underneath New York City's High Line park. At once narcotic and eye-opening, the show is the result of a bold collaboration between Randy Weiner, Ryan Heffington, and Cantora (Will Griggs and Nick Panama), featuring environmental storytelling by David Gallo and costume design by Desi Santiago.
The internationally acclaimed Shaolin Warriors are returning to Lehman Center with a brand-new show, Return of the Master, before embarking on a world tour. This breathtaking, theatrical kung fu show continues the story of the warrior and vividly depicts rarely seen feats of agility, strength, and skill that employ Buddhist meditation and rigorous martial arts training. The show is an extravaganza with gorgeous scenery, atmospheric music, beautiful lights, and hundreds of costumes.
Smash the Patriarchy celebrates and dissects all that it means to be female by presenting honest experiences, biting social commentary, and riotously funny observations. A diverse cast of women writer-performer-directors will attempt to perform feminist original plays in a patriarchy-smashing weekend!
When a fascist government closes borders among the 50 United States, a female writer leaves New York to be closer to her loved ones. After a few years of living in her birthplace of Virginia, the writer, scouted by a large corporation to create content, enlists the help of her brother to return to New York in the hopes of rejuvenating her literary ambitions. Upon arrival, they discover that circumstances are much more dire than expected. All artists have been sequestered in the outer boroughs, living in squalor while they wait to be picked for government-sanctioned corporate projects. The writer is faced with a choice to assimilate or flee — until her brother inspires her to create other options.
Chicago's Ballet 5:8 presents The Stor(ies) of You and Me, featuring five works that explore love, the power of words, unexpected joy, perspectives, and the stories of everyday people. Choreography by Ballet 5:8 artistic director Julianna Slager and former Houston Ballet dancer Caleb Mitchell. Audience members have called the performance "an enchanting evening" and "so moving as to bring tears."
Also featuring guest performances by Vivid Ballet and Awakening Movement.
The Story of Tap…Etc. is a continuation of a series originally done at Dixon Place for six evenings in 1998 and 2005. It returned for one night in 2015 and comes back again for another night. It is a narrative of tap dance rather than some definitive history of it. Hank Smith will engage in conversation with performers about tap and associated art forms. Film clips will be shown, and the performers will cover different perspectives of experience by telling their stories through words, movement, and music. It's all an improvisation. The story keeps going…
Terms and Conditions: Live is an unauthorized, unabridged presentation of iTunes' terms and conditions, presented with cartoon projections, live actors, and musicians.
Time No Line is a performance work presented as a live memoir, based on John Kelly's 40 years of journaling. This solo piece constructs a nonlinear narrative through physical movement, video projections, music, historic texts, and live drawing. Its main theme is the way Kelly's life and work unfolded and intertwined with significant cultural and political events, including the East Village performance art scene of the 1980s, the AIDS epidemic, the culture wars, and gentrification. The show uses the experiences of an individual to create a shared collective experience as an antidote to cultural amnesia and erasure. Kelly himself is a survivor who remains a part of New York's evolving cultural landscape.
This one-woman show presents the story of Harriet Tubman reimagined as a young woman growing up in Harlem through a theatrical lens. Harriet Tubman is a heroine and American legend in her own right. This multidisciplinary performance takes the story of Harriet in the 19th century and places her in the 21st century, laced with the problems facing African-American youth all over the country. What would happen if a young woman like Harriet became a leader in this new world? Would her struggle be the same? Would she know her power?