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The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as "We're In The Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off To Buffalo," "Dames," "I Only Have Eyes For You" and of course "42nd Street."
Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival.
From Darko Tresnjak—2014 Tony Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder—and the Tony Award-winning writers of the Broadway classic Ragtime, the new musical Anastasia is the romantic and rousing story of one brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past while finding a place for herself in the rapidly changing world of a new century. With a rich and sweeping musical score that evokes the opulence of Russian aristocracy and the energy of Paris street life, Anastasia is the ultimate journey of a woman caught between the pull of the past and the promise of the future.
The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.
Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."
Art - What does your taste reveal about you? When Serge, a novice art collector proudly shows off a newly acquired painting, he imagines his friends will stand in awe. He thinks it "priceless." They have a slightly different point of view. Blistering honesty extracts a high price In Yasmina Reza's intelligent and witty Tony Award-winning comedy.
Red - "What do you see?" Mark Rothko paints. His assistant runs the errands. Each knows their place in the world. But when the famous abstract expressionist asks his young protégée a loaded question, it rearranges everything. This sizzling and intellectually riveting 90-minute drama offers a fascinating portrait of the search for visionary truth and the price you pay to be an artist.
Canadian photojournalist Paul Watson is haunted by the words he heard a dead soldier say as he took the photo that would win him the Pulitzer Prize and reshape American foreign policy. Playwright Dan O'Brien, struggling with ghosts of his own, reaches out to Watson, and the two forge a friendship as they reckon with the traumas that have shaped their lives. The Body of an American is a bold, radically theatrical and poetic true story that ranges from Afghanistan and Iraq to the Canadian High Arctic. The Winner of the inaugural Edward Kennedy Prize, the Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play, and the PEN Award for Drama.
In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company's signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strength for which the Bolshoi's male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus.
A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman's heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi breathes new life into John Neumeier's tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel and accompanied by Chopin's exquisite score. This production assumes a new emotional and dramatic texture that only the Bolshoi's dancers can deliver. "Neumeier's character-rich ballet has found a company that is equal to its challenges" – Financial Times.
On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the Nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairytale setting and Tchaikovsky's timeless score. The Bolshoi's version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance and philosophy, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous Prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.
Encore screening: This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairytale setting and Tchaikovsky's timeless score.
Cervantes' eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus' famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colorful and technically challenging production, Don Quixote is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed!
Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other, portraying the Bolshoi's audacity and energy in a completely new way. This new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen anywhere else!
Sylvia, an American Jewish woman, mysteriously becomes paralyzed as news reports thrust Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) into the American consciousness. As Sylvia's doctor tries to diagnose this strange affliction, her husband's debilitating struggle with his Jewish identity comes to light, shattering their already fragile marriage. This powerful late masterpiece by Arthur Miller, one of America's greatest playwrights, incites a thrilling game of concealment through guilt, tragedy, and love.
Did you know that a woman called Barbra has a mall in the basement of her Malibu mansion? Alex More does and he has a story to tell! As a struggling L.A. actor he finds himself with the odd job of her resident (read personal) shopkeeper. In this outrageous comedy, Alex takes you on a rollercoaster ride of fame and friendship at the outer reaches of American celebrity.
Be transported to Arthur's Camelot in this novel version of the classic by Lerner and Loewe (My Fair Lady). Filled with youth and energy, the iconic love story of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot comes to life with a ravishing score that will surprise you in its depth and breadth. See the show again for the first time with David Lee's (TV's "Frasier" and "Cheers") reimagined script in this revelatory and soaring production that is sure to be an audience delight!
The magic of Charles Dickens' heart-warming classic returns for its 17th season. Come see Connecticut's favorite family holiday tradition and spend some time with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they bring A Christmas Carol to life on stage. It's perfect holiday entertainment!
It's sugar and spice and everything Christmas! Award-winning Pantochino Productions, a professional not-for-profit theatre company for family audiences presents "Christmas Cookies," the merriest musical of the holiday season. When a sweet little bakery is in trouble, it's a child's letter to Santa that brings to life three gingerbread girls who sing their way, girl-group style, to the bakery's success (and into your hearts).
Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical.
A faithful princess escapes house arrest in search of her young husband, a prideful commoner banished for his love. A once-beautiful kingdom is soaked in the blood of a war incited by its power-hungry queen. Treachery and betrayal loom at every turn. OBIE Award-winning Resident Director Evan Yionoulis brings Shakespeare's dizzying romance, Cymbeline, to Yale Rep for the first time.
Have the time of your life with the ultimate live experience; Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage. Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking musical is even better than before in this all new production.
The classic story of Baby and Johnny returns, following two blockbuster West End runs and two hit UK Tours, featuring the hit songs 'Hungry Eyes', 'Hey! Baby', 'Do You Love Me?' and the heart stopping '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life'.
It's the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday in New York's Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, she shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny's leading lady both on-stage and off, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
This year Donny Osmond celebrates 50 years in show business as acclaimed singer, actor, dancer, and talk show host Donny Osmond. The world has watched him develop from a young boy singing with his older brothers to a seasoned performer with a successful solo career on TV and the stage, and currently headlines the #1 show in Las Vegas with his sister, Marie. To celebrate his 50 year milestone he has released his 60th album The Soundtrack of My Life and launched a brand new tour by the same name! Hear songs that summarize his extraordinary life – each track tells a story, tracing the high and low points of both his professional and personal life – from becoming a child star to achieving multiple No. 1s, selling over 100 million records, and becoming a worldwide heartthrob.
Two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest returns to Yale Rep in Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, Happy Days, staged by Artistic Director James Bundy. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie's buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit.
Come listen to an amazing story. 103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany have welcomed us into their Mount Vernon, New York, home. Making dinner to celebrate their long deceased father's birthday, they tell us about their lives, how they fought injustices big and small, overcoming the racial strife of the 20th century with their charm, warmth, and dignity intact. They tell a personal, family tale of people who yearned to do the right thing, and strove towards it with every ounce of their beings. Come have dinner with the Delanys, and hear the story of our nation.
103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany were the daughters of a former slave, grew up in the Jim Crow South, lived in Harlem during its renaissance, and had professional careers as a teacher and a dentist, respectively. While they make dinner to remember their father's birthday, the two sisters tell us the story of the last century, as they lived it. History at its most immediate, and poignant. "The most provocative and entertaining family play to reach Broadway in a long time," said The New York Times.
His ransom is set at ten million dollars. When Nick Bright, an American futures trader, finds himself kidnapped and held hostage in Pakistan, he knows the only way to get home is to do what he does best: play the market like his life depends on it. As the financial bond between Nick and his captors grows so does their understanding of each other. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) thrills with this riveting and shockingly relevant new drama.
A night of hits including "ABC," "I Want You Back," "I'll Be There," and more! This amazing show, featuring original members Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Marlon Jackson, includes all of their mega-hits as well as hits made famous by the iconic Michael Jackson and holiday favorites! See all of their famous dance moves and costumes along with a video retrospectives of Michael and his world-wide appeal as the greatest entertainer of all time! The Jacksons is an opportunity to witness live the re-formation of one of the greatest Pop and Motown super groups in the history of music.
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that's just too good to be true.
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies.
Friends Alice and Connor sit by their roadside stand in Lewiston, Idaho, selling cheap fireworks, while developers swallow the land around them. Promised a condo by a pool in the new development, they feel their future is secure. Enter Marnie, Alice's long lost granddaughter—a young woman who unexpectedly arrives, proposing to buy the land to save a piece of her family legacy. Deeply held secrets, uncertain pasts and hopeful futures are all at stake when Marnie and Alice get to know each other. Hunter, a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, imbues his most recent work with deep human affection, poignancy, and a profound sense of empathy. Lewiston explores the emotional frontiers of a family struggling to make a home in the vastness of the American landscape.
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles.
Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar—actually, six guitars—in The Lion, a wholly original musical experience of one man's gripping coming-of-age story. The award-winning songwriter inspires and disarms with his raw wit and emotional depth as he leads you on his heartfelt journey to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover redemption through the power of music. His surprising story is about courage. His songs are how he finds it. Much like its hero, The Lion mixes power and beauty in a one of a kind experience. His story is about courage. His music is about finding it. Much like its hero, The Lion roars.
Based on the 1988 children's novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl, Matilda - The Musical charts the journey of the young, gifted Matilda Wormwood. Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life for herself, she dares to take a stand against these oppressive forces and takes her destiny into her own hands.
Encore screening: This abridged English-language version of Mozart's immortal opera, seen at the Met as the annual holiday presentation for families, is conducted by renowned Mozartian Jane Glover.
The bleak moors of England. The bleakest. Two spinster sisters—one desperately unhappy, the other resolutely miserable—live with their elder brother and their mastiff in a gloomy, old mansion. When a governess is summoned to their isolated home, teeming with secrets and desires, what price might they pay for love? Inspired (perhaps) by certain 19th-century gothic romances, and the sisters who wrote them, Jen Silverman's The Moors courses with a distinctly contemporary, darkly comic sensibility.
Motown The Musical is Broadway's record-breaking smash hit that tells the true story behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives and took the world by storm. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations – Motown The Musical shows how these legendary artists and so many more created the soundtrack that transformed America. With over 40 classic songs such as "My Girl," "What's Going On," "Dancing in the Street," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," this explosive Broadway event is the next chapter of Motown's incredible history – and an experience you'll never forget.
eatures an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott.
When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens' hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.
Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.
With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.
Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë's story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.
From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre's spirited heroine faces life's obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.
This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos' novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke's revival now marks the play's thirty year anniversary.
A holiday tradition that dazzles all ages! Tchaikovsky's soaring score, graceful ballerinas, wooden soldiers who come to life and a bigger-than-life Christmas tree make the holidays bright for young and old!
In an ordinary Midwestern high school, twin sisters M and L are competitive with every one—except each other. When the failsafe combination of perfect academics, killer extracurriculars, and calculated self-identification fails to impress The College's early-decision admissions board, they hatch a sinister Plan B to secure their future. Jiehae Park's peerless is a blisteringly funny new comedy about the unbreakable bond between sisters whose vaulting ambition will not be deferred at any cost.
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Ragtime returns to North America in a striking, all-new touring production from the producing team that most recently brought you The Color Purple and Spamalot. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold - set in turn-of-the-century New York - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre's richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13 time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life - what it could and should be!
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream.
Director Darko Tresnjak follows up his spectacular production of Hamlet with Shakespeare's most popular play. The intense feud between the Montague and Capulet families devastates the city of Verona and foreshadows tragic consequences for young Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, passion and a secret marriage lead the world's most famous star-crossed lovers to a harrowing end.
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mis- chief-maker) in this romp through the Seuss classics.
This youthful and graceful company enthralls audiences with a range of demanding performances, most of them typifying Chinese circus and constituting a refreshing alternative to the Western tradition.
A stunning multi-media tribute to the "King of Pop's" life and legacy! Lasers, large screen video projection and 50,000 watts of awesome sound will take fans of all ages on a journey that captures the essence of Jackson's worldwide concert appearances.
Bob Marley's songs are known the world over for their powerful message of love, peace, and harmony. Now a whole new generation can discover his most joyous songs through this Reggae children's musical based on the book by Cedella Marley with music by Bob Marley.
Fallen trousers, a little blackmail, and a lot of sexual innuendo abound in this anarchic romp of hysterically silly proportions. Dr. Prentice is married to a nymphomaniac. When caught by his wife interviewing an attractive new secretary, he hides her in the office. Unbeknownst to him, Mrs. Prentice is being seduced and blackmailed by a lusty bellhop who wants the same position. Throw in a government inspector, cross-dressing, and slamming doors, and the laughs keep coming in this relentlessly funny comedy.
Featuring a cast of the most accomplished and highest level skaters in the business. Adagio pair teams perform throws, death drops and overhead lifts that will bring the audience to their seats. Soloists impress with amazing jumps, fast spins and spectacular tricks!
The Wizards of Winter take the theatrical holiday rock experience to a more intimate setting at The Ridgefield Playhouse! They return, after 2 sold out performances in 2014, with a brand new show featuring original music from their new album and a bigger stage show! The Wizards will also perform some of TSO's greatest hits. Their unique style of musical intensity, soaring vocal harmonies and stage theatrics layered around a rich storyboard make for a dazzling holiday spectacle you won't want to miss!
Bedford Falls comes alive as never before with the Goodspeed premiere of the magical tale of finding hope in your own hometown. In a tuneful re-imagining of the classic film It's a Wonderful Life, a would-be angel swoops to the rescue of desperate banker George Bailey on Christmas Eve. From the Tony-winning co-creator of Fiddler on the Roof, it's a heartwarming family musical that celebrates the power of love and the goodness in all of us. Remember: "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!"