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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.
New Dance Theatre, in a coproduction with Access Theater, makes its New York debut with Asylum, a dance-theater take on the breaking through the barriers of isolation caused by the stigma of mental illness and the power of compassion. An original work devised and choreographed by New Dance Theatre company members.
In this wacky one-woman show, the box doors open to reveal a drunken couple in Las Vegas, a lonely giantess, the entire Greek army inside the Trojan horse, a lost pope, and so much more! The space is limited, but the comedic possibilities are endless…
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Celebrity Confessions: Live From Broadway is a provocative and intimate piece that is likely to surprise, shock, entertain, and change viewers' lives. The show invites you to spend an intimate evening with personalities from Broadway, TV, and film as they reveal their most personal stories — including testimonies of faith in God and revelations of overcoming life's biggest issues. Each show has its own guests and is distinct from every other.
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.
Come in, come in! Enter into the spectral shadows of St. John's Sanctuary, which has sat quietly for 190 years in the heart of the historic Greenwich Village. But now...lit by flickering candlelight and bathed in ghostly mist, the players at the award-winning, critically acclaimed Radiotheatre hope to chill the marrow in your bones as they present their annual Edgar Allen Poe Festival! This year they will not only perform some of Poe's classics but will also present works by "the children of Poe"...authors such as Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and others inspired by Poe. As usual, every Radiotheatre production comes complete with stellar storytellers, original orchestral scores, and a plethora of sound effects!
What is failure, and how do we deal with it – as individuals, and as communities? In the new installation-performance, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson uses the language of dance and sculptural design to probe the national consciousness in the aftermath of 2016 Presidential election. Peterson zeroes in on the overwhelming pressure to compete, which is at the heart of the American way of life. Is a small defeat less devastating than a colossal mistake? What is the real outcome of the "winner takes all?"
The year: 1988. The location: a vogue Drag Ball in New York City. Your mission: Solve the case.
Inspired by actual events, Fierce & Deadly 1988 is at once a blend of drag ball memorial, murder mystery, and social analysis. Guests will play members of a marginalized community coming together to mourn and celebrate the life of one of their fallen sisters. You will interact, play, and walk the runway with fierce members of your own drag family. Got Vogue?
Ghost Light is a performance about performance that invites audiences to follow performers into the unseen corners of the Claire Tow Theater and through a series of real and dreamlike landscapes beyond the footlights, the glitter, and the greasepaint.
A story reveals the illusion of one's identity in Derek DelGaudio's modern allegory, In & Of Itself. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. The writer and producers of Nothing to Hide reunite with executive producer Neil Patrick Harris to present this theatrical experience directed by Frank Oz.
In 1965 LIFE magazine published an astonishing photo essay of two New York City junkies, John and Karen, shot by iconic photojournalist Bill Eppridge. These pictures, the most controversial that LIFE had ever published, shocked readers by bringing the grim reality of addiction into the American living room. Inspired by these photographs, LIT's creative director Carlo D'Amore explores the potential immersive theater has as a tool for empathic connection. With Live In Theater these photographs will now come alive.
NEW YORK CITY – The infamous "Needle Park" is the backdrop for an interactive journey where 14 participants (YOU) are immersed in the world of John and Karen. You will traverse the Lower East Side and play roles: friends, family, fellow drug addicts, as you bond and become complicit in the love story at the heart of these "two lives lost to heroin."
A politico's daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this interactive live murder mystery game you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood in the atmosphere of a fun interactive outdoor NYC theater. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other's backs as you encounter the neighborhood's junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops and mobsters.
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The content in the Lombardi Case 1975 is a very realistic look at the underworld on NYC in the mid 1970's. We pride ourselves in being authentic to the reality of the characters we are portraying. With this in mind, we must inform the audience of the experience's "R" rating. If you are uncomfortable with some harsh language and racy content please try one of our other shows.
The acclaimed performance group Sister Sylvester returns to Dixon Place with the world premiere of Maps for a War Tourist. This refreshing and daring company creates text, sound, and imagery as they deal with truth and political art, combining documentary and mythology. Directed by Kathryn Hamilton, this piece is based on the true story of a young Turkish woman. In Maps for a War Tourist, Sister Sylvester tries to figure out how we got so lost or whether we've been using the wrong maps all along.
Sister Sylvester returns to Dixon Place with the world premiere of Maps for a War Tourist. This refreshing and daring company creates text, sound, and imagery as they deal with truth and political art, combining documentary and mythology. Directed by Kathryn Hamilton, the piece is based on a true story of a young Turkish woman and will play six performances. In this work Sister Sylvester tries to figure out how we got so lost, or whether we've been using the wrong maps all along.
Rooms is a series of short works, each lasting approximately 15 minutes. The pieces are presented as installations in a rugged former tire repair shop. Each individual room is contained within a 15' x 15' white cube. Audiences of six people at a time are invited to step inside and explore these spaces for two minutes before the recorded audio, through which a character is introduced and a short story is told, begins. In "Room 303," set within the musty bedroom of an old seaside boarding house, an old man voiced by Niall Buggy lies alone, waiting, as his time nears an end. "A Girl's Bedroom" features the voice of Charlie Murphy as a six-year-old girl who leaves her bedroom and family home and walks, never stopping…until now. And in "Kitchen," set within a long and narrow galley kitchenette, a wife (Eileen Walsh), standing by her sink, wills her own implosion.
In the wee hours of the night, siblings are found dead in their tenement. With the air rife with foul play, you enter an interactive murder mystery where you help crack a case based on a real unsolved crime from the 1870s. Your investigation takes you on an NYC scavenger hunt through the underbelly of the 5 points where you encounter unsavory characters, discover clues, confront suspects and mete out the justice that the slain victims deserve.
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.
Pianist Klara Min performs preludes by Scriabin and Chopin alongside Sean Hickey's meditative Birds of Barclay Street.
Join the rising stars of the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance program for a double bill of Giacomo Puccini's poignant Suor Angelica and rollicking Gianni Schicchi. These productions are presented with traditional staging and costumes — and an orchestra!
Through music, song, and dance, this production celebrates the 100th anniversary of tango's most popular song. Participating in the show are Latin Grammy Award winner Raul Jaurena, an ensemble, and award-winning dancers.