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What does 525,600 minutes x 20 equal? Twenty years of friendship since Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp who created the roles of, respectively, Roger and Mark in the original Broadway production of the Tony-winning musical Rent, joined forces in this iconic, cultural phenomenon. They return to the Playhouse after a sold out show in 2013, with a brand new show! The two Broadway giants come together to celebrate music, stories and their friendship. In this intimate show, Adam & Anthony will deliver solo sets featuring both original tunes and songs that have influenced their lives, capped off by performing a few of the iconic hits from where it all began – meeting at Rent!
Every family has its secrets. When the Lafayette children gather to catalogue their recently deceased father's Arkansas estate, a gruesome relic of his haunted past is unearthed. As a family feud erupts, they struggle to come to terms with their shameful and uncomfortable legacy. In the great American tradition of family dramas, from Long Day's Journey Into Night to August: Osage County, this bitingly funny and subversive award-winning play unleashes a series of jaw-dropping surprises.
United in states of disillusionment and alienation, nine men and women emerge from the shadows of the 19th and 20th centuries to take what they believe is their best—and only—shot at the American Dream. Fueled by our national populism in politics and in song, this Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece is a bone-chilling thrill ride through U.S. history.
Award-winning Pantochino Productions's presents this deliciously quirky and kooky new musical spinning a fantastical tale of two unlikely neighbors, one who loved to trick and one who loved to treat. The original musical features book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi with music by Justin Rugg. A delightfully sweet, lighthearted and visually stunning Halloween experience for the entire family!
For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen's Frank Bridge's Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot's Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky's Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen's formal beauty, León and Lightfoot's intensity, and Ratmansky's witty brilliance to a new level.
At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan‐woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him.
A ballet of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside the powerful and emotional Siegfried, Denis Rodkin. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi's corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest.
During harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina's husband decide to swap roles for the evening…
Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich's score at the Bolshoi, creating a laugh-out‐loud masterpiece with its bits of slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions, false identities including Principal Dancer Ruslan Skvortsov dressed as a Sylph and its many colorful characters! The Bolshoi bursts with vivid life and bright spirits in Ratmansky's brilliantly choreographed smash.
In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster…
A satire of Europe during the Roaring 20s, The Golden Age makes for an original, colorful, and dazzling show with its jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere. This ballet that can only be seen at the Bolshoi has everything to it: mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes, and decadent cabaret numbers. With its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge into every stylized step and gesture magnificently.
On Christmas Eve, Marie's wooden nutcracker doll transforms into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King whose army is threatening Marie. Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince! Danced by the Bolshoi's principals, E.T.A. Hoffmann's fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season.
Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him.
"Give me everything, it is still not enough." The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.
On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her.
In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream‐like journey through this classic fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of classical ballet. The Bolshoi's sumptuous staging with its luxurious sets and costumes gives life to Perrault's fairy tale unlike any other. A must-‐see!
Delight in exquisitely produced commentary from Turner Classic Movies that will reveal what makes Holly Golightly one of film's most charming heroines. Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Paramount Pictures invite you to fall in love again with Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) when it charms its way back into select cinemas nationwide.
Winner of two Academy Awards, Breakfast at Tiffany's captured the imagination of audiences everywhere and made an indelible impact on movies, fashion and society at large when it debuted in 1961. In director Blake Edwards' timeless classic, Audrey Hepburn's intoxicating New York party girl embarks on a wildly entertaining, comedic adventure to find love in the big city.
Delight in exquisitely produced commentary from Turner Classic Movies that will reveal what makes Holly Golightly one of film's most charming heroines. Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Paramount Pictures invite you to fall in love again with Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) when it charms its way back into select cinemas nationwide for a special event on Wednesday, November 30.
Winner of two Academy Awards, Breakfast at Tiffany's captured the imagination of audiences everywhere and made an indelible impact on movies, fashion and society at large when it debuted in 1961. In director Blake Edwards' timeless classic, Audrey Hepburn's intoxicating New York party girl embarks on a wildly entertaining, comedic adventure to find love in the big city.
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.
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!
An awkward girl with a golden voice blossoms into Judy Garland in the inspirational new musical about the bumpy road to "Oz." The future superstar's complicated childhood comes alive with heartbreak, hope and the music that made her famous. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "You Made Me Love You" and "Over the Rainbow" sweeten the story of Judy striving to hold onto her family. A love letter to gifted underdogs who reach high—and how the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event starring the incomparable Broadway legend! The two-time Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from West Side Story; Sweet Charity<i/>; Chicago; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink and The Visit. In addition to a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.
The Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase is the finale to Christine O'Leary's Stand Up Comedy Workshop here at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The brave, funny, and fabulous students will have their chance to perform their comedy set that they developed over the 8 week long program.
Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won't forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens' holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette's Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all original music, here's a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season.
Legendary comedian D.L. Hughley is one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today. He's been on the New York airwaves, as host of the morning show on WRKS-FM or on the nationally syndicated radio show, "The Tom Joyner Morning Show." He's a standup comedian to the core, showcasing his comedy on his own one-hour special for HBO entitled "Unapologetic," on the NBC series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" , as well as the BET series "S.O.B: Socially Offensive Behavior". He starred in and produced the hit TV show "The Hughleys," and was one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. Don't miss a great night of comedy as Hughley riffs on everything from the value of having nosy white neighbors to current political state!
From Agnes de Mille to Bob Fosse to Jerome Robbins, iconic choreography has made stars of dancers and forged the path of Broadway musical theatre. Dancin' Broadway is a multi-media extravaganza featuring leading Broadway dancers and vocalists with a live band performing in the styles of Broadway's most sensational show-off dances of the past century. Celebrity choreographers, leading Broadway dancers and "gypsies" make video appearances to share fun and inspiring backstage stories and clips of their favorite blockbuster dance performances.
Join us for a dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history!
Darlene Love returns with her band and the DL Singers after a sold out show in 2015! Celebrate the Holidays with this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer singing her classic hits and music of the season! You won't hear "Christmas Baby Please Come Home" on Letterman this year – so come see it live on the Playhouse stage!
Meet fun-loving jingle composer Harry. In modern Manhattan, his charmed life with girlfriend Louise, brother Paul and beloved Labrador Retriever (also Paul!) sparkles with the fizz of romantic comedies and the whimsy of MGM musicals. But will it all go flat when reality interrupts Harry's tenderly orchestrated fantasia? A rich contemporary score explores the friction between romance and reality, bitter and sweet, high and low. Raise a glass to a musical serving something magical, moving and boldly new.
How do you describe the offbeat antics of David Feherty? The New York Times called him "a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson." With a sharp wit and irreverent style, the professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host and sports broadcaster has made a name for himself as one of the most hilarious and irrepressible personalities in golf. Of Feherty's live one-man show, Golf Digest said: "Uncensored and unhinged, and worth the price of admission. It really was stupendous." The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette raves, "David Feherty was uproariously funny. It was two hours of zaniness and madcap storytelling. People were coming out of their seats with laughter."
The Serling family is taking its annual road trip to Niagara Falls, but this time they're saying goodbye to mom. Along the way, memories of past trips, old wounds and family secrets are navigated in a not-too-distant future where no one dies of disease. For daughter Hayley, the journey means facing the big questions of life and death. Travel with unforgettable characters on the brink of discovering that living forever may not be as wonderful as it sounds.
The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Throughout the show DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons all the way to Michael Jackson.
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat In The Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home...? Dr. Seuss's The Cat In The Hat is a lively, engaging "play with sound effects" for young children. Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss's classic, ensuring anyone who's read the story will find themselves transported into the world they've always imagined. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Brian Dennehy (Love Letters, Krapp's Last Tape, and Hughie) and John Douglas Thompson (Satchmo at the Waldorf), two of the greatest stage actors of this generation, star in a once in a lifetime theatrical event, performing one of the most influential plays of the 20th century. Endgame, Samuel Beckett's uncompromising masterpiece, explores the biggest question we all face – can love, family, or belief truly give meaning to our lives? Beckett's rich use of language, mordant sense of humor, and courageous worldview combine to weave a spell both humorous and chilling.
She hunts terrorists by day and is haunted by terrors at night. An ace fighter pilot finds herself grounded by an unexpected pregnancy, and her world flips from top gun to top mom. No longer able to fly, she's reassigned as a drone pilot, working at a facility near Las Vegas. When the desert through her viewfinder starts to look eerily similar to the desert in which she lives, the realities of war and suburban comfort collide. Current and contemporary, this thrilling tale offers a glimpse into one soldier's struggle to define herself in the modern world.
All the world's a stage, but in Elizabethan England, all the roles are given to men. Enter Imogen, who seizes a wordless walk-on in Shakespeare's new comedy and recasts herself in a ferocious real-life leading role. Imogen Says Nothing is the wildly theatrical and subversively funny tale of an unforgettable creature refusing to let history erase her part.
He's a gifted writer, comedian and television and film star who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk. His breakout role on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as Leon has firmly planted him as one of the best comedic actors today. He was the most recent host of "Last Comic Standing" and you have seen him on the hit TV shows "Real Husbands of Hollywood" and in films such as "Date Night" with Steve Carell, "The Sitter" with Jonah Hill, the Farrelly Brothers' "Hall Pass," "The Dictator" with Sacha Baren Cohen, and "We Bought a Zoo" with Matt Damon among others!
Jim Breuer remains one of today's top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor! Named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time", Breuer is known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions you won't want to miss this family friendly stand-up!
John Waters performs an unforgettable night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one man show, A John Waters Christmas! Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively "putting the X in Xmas," developing a show for the open minded and slightly left-of-center audience.
Lea Salonga made her Tony-winning Broadway debut in Miss Saigon as Kim. She went on to play Eponine in Les Misérables, and Fantine in the 2006 revival. Additional Broadway credits include the 2002 revival of Flower Drum Song and special tribute concert Something Good. Salonga provided the voices for two Disney princesses, Jasmine (Aladdin) and Mulan (Mulan).
"Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!" Miss Lettice Douffet can't help but exaggerate the dreary history of Fustian House, one of the least stately of Britain's stately homes. But when she's caught creating outrageous stories about the house's historical past, she incurs the wrath of Miss Lotte Schon, an inspector for the Preservation Trust. Neither woman will meekly step aside as their battle rapidly turns into a devilish friendship and a series of escapades that make Lettice's original fancies pale in comparison. This hit comedy by the author of Amadeus is delectable.
In this delightfully scary musical, Seymour, a nerdy floral clerk, happens upon a mysterious exotic plant. With the plant's help, he becomes the talk of the town. The plant promises Seymour his ticket to fame, fortune – and the girl of his dreams. But how far will Seymour go until he realizes the true intentions of the plant? Book and Lyrics are by Howard Ashman and Music is by Alan Menken, the duo that created the hit Broadway musicals Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.
We are the bow tied around your brightly wrapped present, the gleaming star atop your tannenbaum, the high note in your Jingle Bell Rock, and the surprise at the very bottom of your stocking. We are Mama D's Outrageous Romp, a celebration of all things sexy and bawdy in an evening of music, dance and comedy.
Mama D is back and outrageous as ever, and this time she's planning a show with a holiday twist. Come in from the cold as we heat things up at the Playhouse and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
For more than fifteen years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Real Time, The Green Room, two Comedy Central Presents specials and almost every show that allows comics to perform. His award-winning podcast "WTF with Marc Maron," featuring compelling monologues and in-depth interviews with iconic personalities such as Conan O'Brien, Louis CK, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller, premiered in September 2009 and is a worldwide phenomenon with over 40 million downloads and counting. The show regularly hits #1 on the iTunes charts and has been called a "must-listen" by Vanity Fair and New York Times, among many others.
As Mary Jane navigates both the mundane and the unfathomable realities of caring for Alex, her chronically ill young son, she finds herself building a community of women from many walks of life. Mary Jane is Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog's remarkably powerful and compassionate portrait of a contemporary American woman striving for grace.
Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting "Song to the Moon." Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák's fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.
In the depths of a lively lake, Rusalka, water nymph and daughter of the ruling water sprite, bemoans her fate. Her eye has been caught by a dashing prince, but being a nymph she cannot have him. Going against the wishes of her father, she consults with the witch Jezibaba, who teaches her a spell to become mortal. The only caveat; she will be mute and, therefore unable to express her love. If the Prince betrays her, they'll both be damned for eternity. Of course, she takes her chances, which throw her into an adventure of jealousy, exile, love and redemption that will change her forever more.
Mozart's first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness. When King Idomeneo is lost at sea in the aftermath of the Trojan war, he makes an impassioned plea to Neptune to save him, and in return he promises to sacrifice the first living soul he sees on his rescue. But it's an opera, and that means the first person he sees is his son Idamante. Torn between paternal love and responsibility to the vengeful god, he seeks to find a way out of his bargain…with predictably disatrious results!
In 12th century Aquitaine, Jaufre, Prince of Blayre and part time troubadour dreams of an unreachable love. Obsessed with the possibility of a far away soulmate, somewhere in the world, he broods and idealizes, much to the mirth of his friends who waste no time mocking the poet Prince. But one day his dreaming pays off, a traveling Pilgrim asserts that they know just the woman to fulfill his longing, Clemence, a young woman who lives across the sea in Tripoli. Finally justified, Jaufre wishes to meet her, at any cost. Once the Pilgrim has played matchmaker, he sets off on a dangerous journey that will take him over the ocean to finally be in her arms.
The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss's grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met's recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera's subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.
Concerning the older and alluring Marschallian, a grand princess who finds solace in the arms of her much younger lover Octavian until the entrance of her hot-blooded and churlish cousin Baron Ochs. Setting his sights on wealthy and beautiful merchant's daughter Sophie, he enlists the help of Octavian as his rose bearer. Of course, once they set eyes on each other, all is lost for both Marshchallian and Baron Ochs. The former accepts her fate elegantly, the latter, well, not so much…
Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński (the director responsible for last season's double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Papeas King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
A tale as old as time, (or at least one thousand years) Tristan and Isolde has long been considered the ultimate tale of passionate, romantic love in forbidden circumstances. With its universal theme of all-consuming love and bitter-sweet tragedy – it fits perfectly into Wagner's repertoire of epics. This new staging from Mariusz Trelinski promises to capture the power and pain of this ancient love triangle, in a large scale production, that brings the action into modern times, beginning on a lavish passenger ship in the Irish sea.
When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, "the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together." Now they're back as opera's classic lovers, in Gounod's lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score. Two warring families in old Verona are ordered on pain of death by the Prince to put aside their differences and end the skirmishes for the sake of their city. However, the families, the Capulets and Montagues have other ideas. When the only son of Lord and Lady Montague, Romeo, spots the daughter of the Capulets, Juliet at a party they are instantly besotted with each other and vow not to let their families get in the way of true love.
Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and Rolando Villazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.
This opera is remarkably timely given its setting in feudal Europe prior to the French Revolution, where crime committed by the rich and powerful go unpunished. Don Giovanni, a notorious lech and rapist, attempts to carry off the virginal Donna Anna against her will, and kills her elderly father in cold blood after he is caught. However, Giovanni escapes with his identity hidden by a mask, and Donna Anna is filled with a lust for vengeance against the masked attacker, and even spurns the advances of the kind Ottavio who truly cares for her.
Tchaikovsky's setting of Pushkin's timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner's moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
The story follows the selfish hero of the title, Eugene Onegin and his lack of reciprocity with regards to an innocent and naive young girl named Tatiana. Tatiana falls in love with him at first sight and is heartbroken when Onegin states he cannot return her feelings. Out of boredom, the impulsive and facetious youth then starts a duel with his closest friend, one that can only end in death…
Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera's most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Violetta, a young and consumptive courtesan is exhausted after years of service, and wants nothing better than to relax and enjoy the time that she has left, free and footloose from men and worries. However, a chance meeting at a party she hosts, with the handsome yet naive Alfredo sees her question her existence and her loneliness without a lover to call her own. She encourages his love.
The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
A powerful and sprawling production that will take you far back in time to Babylon, where tensions rise between the Hebrews and the Babylonians. Nabucco (The legendary Placido Domingo) is King, but his days are numbered, at least according to his treacherous daughter Abigaille, who plans to over throw her father and expel the Israelites. But first she must dispose of her kidnapped sister, whose time in captivity has found her sympathetic and dedicated to restoring peace…
Corky and Norm are excited to host Gerald and Laura at their home in the valley outside Los Angeles to watch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. But as the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, it becomes clear that Gerald and Laura might not be all that they appear to be. Over the course of a crazy, starlit dinner party, the wildly unexpected occurs. The couples begin to flirt and insanity reigns. Martin, using his trademark absurdist humor, bends the fluid nature of time and reality to create a surprising and unforgettably funny new play.
1960, Brooklyn. The women of the Muscolino family are desperate to find a life beyond their four walls, hiding dreams, loves, and longings. Francesca, the youngest, yearns for her true love; Jean, confidence and friendship, and Nina, the chance to live the kind of life she pleases. Their mother Anna nurses her own quiet pains. Yet, in the quest for happiness, each of these women fights to find their voices. They struggle to hold on to them, and to each other. Napoli, Brooklyn is a poetic and beautiful play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs), this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS's Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world.
Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
The dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens. The Goodman's appear to be a typical American family, yet their lives are anything but normal. This brave and breathtaking contemporary musical takes an unflinching look at a family's struggle with mental illness. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical Score.
Nick Di Paolo is probably one of the most authentic voices whether on or off stage. He's referred to as a comic's comic because there are no facades, no act. It's all Nick Di Paolo, all the time. Di Paolo's career took off after he appeared on "HBO's Young Comedian Special". He has since written and performed four standup specials and four CDs. The most recent standup effort being a one hour Showtime special entitled "Raw Nerve". He was a regular for the whole two year run of "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and became a staple on the Comedy Central roasts. Other notable television and film credits include "Louie", "Lucky Louie", Artie Lange's "Beer League" a guest starring role on "The Sopranos" and "The Chris Rock Show", where he was a writer for two seasons as well. Writing credits also include the 77th Annual Academy Awards and the MTV Music Video Awards.
An amazing night of comedy with Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold and friends! Judy is well known as the star of her two critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit shows. Judy's most recent show, The Judy Show – My Life as A Sitcom ran to sold-out audiences. Judy was nominated for the 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award for The Judy Show, as well as a 2006 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance for her previous show, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. In addition, the show won the 2007 GLAAD award for "Outstanding New York Theater."
This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, gospel, and soul music. Hear all of The Blues Brothers classics such as "Soul Man", "Rubber Biscuit", "Sweet Home Chicago", "Rawhide" and "Gimme Some Lovin'". Jake, Elwood and the band hit the right balance of humor, music and mayhem. Upbeat and uplifting, The Official Blues Brothers Revue is fun for all ages. Featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood.
The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic that changed American musicals forever dawns at Goodspeed for the very first time. Cowboy Curly and farm girl Laurey are taking their sweet time falling in love. Can these stubborn romantics admit their feelings before it's too late? Passion, laughter and high-kicking choreography blossom in a land where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain. A legendary score — including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top" and the rousing title tune — will put you in a brand new state!
Larry 'The Liquidator' Garfinkle is a donut-chomping, fast-talking Wall Street takeover artist, and if you are running a business, he's the last person you want to darken your door. When he goes crazy over New England Wire and Cable's undervalued stock, it's up to Kate, a brilliant young lawyer, to stop him from gutting the company. Can she save her hometown's venerable factory from a gleeful corporate shark? Or should she?
Paul Reiser returns to his comedy roots! A seasoned actor, writer and producer, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. Having co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series Mad About You which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, Reiser returned to television last year in the FX series Married. While developing several television projects which he will write and produce, Reiser has again paired up with producer Steven Soderbergh to star in the Amazon series Red Oaks which premiered in the fall of 2015.
This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Pinkalicious the Musical is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Playwrights on Park Reading Series is a new and exciting artistic endeavor for Playhouse on Park to develop and produce original plays and musicals, to foster emerging and established playwrights, and to become a leader in new play development.
All readings include a talk back with the cast and the playwright and opportunity for audience members to complete a response card.
When Rossi's mother discovers the microwave, home cooked meals become a thing of the past. What starts as Rossi's rebellion against her Orthodox Jewish mom ends with her becoming New York's #1 punk-rock caterer. The playwright behind the hit I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti heads back to the kitchen with this hilarious and heartfelt new comedy. Based on the true life story of Chef Rossi.
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for lost family and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America's immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed's new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.
In 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a baby daughter. After 1904 she was never seen again. When a young reporter confronts Einstein years later in Princeton, Einstein must face his greatest challenge: his past. Relativity explores the bonds of family and the cost of genius. To be a great man, does one first need to be a good man?
Don't miss a night with Rob Schneider as he returns to his stand-up roots performing all new material LIVE! From his TV debut on The David Letterman, to his appearance on HBO's "13th Annual Young Comedians Special to being hired as a writer on "SNL" – and then quickly becoming an on-air regular, Rob Schneider has been making people laugh for almost 30 years! During his four seasons at "SNL," Schneider created characters that people around the country imitated and adored, including the "copy machine guy," the "orgasm guy," and the "put your weed in there guy." He performed memorable sketches with Charlton Heston, John Malkovich, Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Joe Pesci and others. As part of the SNL writing staff, Schneider was nominated for three Emmys and won a Peabody Award. His longtime friendship with "SNL" alum Adam Sandler has spanned some twenty-five years and produced comedic hits such as Grown Ups, You Don't Mess With The Zohan, and 50 First Dates.
Can love survive all? Shakespeare's most famous play transcends time and generations to tell the story of two star-crossed teenagers who fight to love each other in a violent world. Their families are at war, but their love cannot be torn apart. In the sure hands of Mark Lamos, you will experience this classic story anew, and find fresh truths no matter your age.
History, remixed. In 17th-century Great Britain, the Stuarts—Charles I and Charles II—defend their divine rights, with the help of a whipping boy. In our own time, Jeb and George W. Bush play hardball—both politics and tennis—battling for power, as siblings and statesmen. By turns intimate and epic, Sarah Ruhl's astonishing new play reveals the cost of dynastic privilege.
Pittsburgh, 1948. Following the untimely death of Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton, a local blues guitarist on the edge of stardom, friends grapple with his legacy. The fifth chapter in August Wilson's epic Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning cycle, Seven Guitars strikes moving chords of the African American experience in the 20th century: faith, artistry, humor, oppression, brutality, and love.
When Ethan, a young sex blogger-turned-New York Times bestselling author, meets Olivia, an obscure thirty-something novelist, lust turns to sex, and dating turns to something more complicated. This important and exhilarating new play follows the unexpected twists and turns of modern relationships as ambitions turn dark and self-reinvention is just a click away.
Navigate the maze of Stanley Kubrick's haunting classic with exclusive commentary by Turner Classic Movies.
Heeeere's Johnny…back on the big screen! Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Entertainment invite you to relive Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece of modern horror, The Shining (1980), when it returns toselect cinemas nationwide for a special event.
From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, director Stanley Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a milestone macabre. In a signature role, Jack Nicholson ("Heeeere's Johnny!") plays Jack Torrance, who's come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel, as the off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd). Torrance has never been there before – or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.
Heeeere's Johnny…back on the big screen! Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Entertainment invite you to relive Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece of modern horror, The Shining (1980), when it returns toselect cinemas nationwide for a special event on Wednesday, October 26. From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, director Stanley Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a milestone macabre. In a signature role, Jack Nicholson ("Heeeere's Johnny!") plays Jack Torrance, who's come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel, as the off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd). Torrance has never been there before – or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.
Brilliant, hilarious, and incisive, Lydia R. Diamond (adaptor of The Bluest Eye and author of Broadway's Stick Fly) explores the deep questions of race and identity in this controversial and fiercely funny play. On the eve of Obama's first election, four intellectuals – a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to racial differences – find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics. Everyone wants to be successful, to find love, and to feel as if they've made a positive impact on the world. But what influence does race have on that quest? In the great tradition of Clybourne Park and Disgraced, Smart People asks the questions that don't always get asked in public.
With inspiring songs, beautifully woven harmonies and passionate activism, this legendary trio gave voice to America's urgent call for justice and freedom during a turbulent time of remarkable social and political growth. The story of Peter, Paul and Mary is the story of the conscience of America. The exceptional David Lutken (Woody Sez) returns in this extraordinary play with music.
Grammy and Emmy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. For more than four decades in the music business, Tyrell has proven himself a successful artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II, Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. Producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world.
A powerful and honest story of one woman's journey from a hard existence to her own liberation. Sunset Baby is an energetic, daring look at the point where the personal and political collide. From one of the most exciting young voices in American theatre, this dynamic new play about fathers and daughters sears with wit and wisdom and the politics of freedom.
From the brilliant minds of New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and award-winning composer David Shire (Academy Award winner and multiple Tony and Emmy nominations) comes a joyful new musical about a tiny family restaurant. David Kaplan is a chef's chef, making beautiful, simple food of uncompromising quality in his lovely Union Square restaurant. But in the crowded, cutthroat and expensive Manhattan food scene, is that enough to survive and compete with the next big thing? Enter Sergio, an old friend, rival, and possible savior. This hotshot celebrity chef has offered David the opportunity to makeover his restaurant. Will David sacrifice his pride to save his beloved little restaurant?
Winner of 3 out of 5 major awards at the 2015 United Solo Theatre Festival, this poignant and humorous one-man play will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.
Bob Stromberg returns to Nelson Hall in That Wonder Boy, an exploration of life and art through the eyes of a youngster who "overcame a happy childhood to become a comedic artist." Comic storyteller Bob Stromberg's (co-author of Triple Espresso) utterly charming tale begins with a flying baby and soars on a creative flight of laughter, joy and wonder. Laugh- out-loud funny, but also reflective and moving, the show is a satisfying journey for any audience.
In 1922 New York, all the modern girls are sporting bobbed hair and heightened hemlines! Newcomer Millie is no exception, jumping headlong into a makeover and a dizzy plan to marry rich — until she falls for a penniless charmer. Her jazz-kissed adventures are crowded with a flurry of flappers, a runaway heiress, a nefarious landlady and more. A mix of madcap mistaken identity, high-spirited show tunes and tap-happy dance has more kick than bootleg gin in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical.