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2015 is sooo overrated, but you know what's ALL THAT? Saved By The 90's PARTY at Webster Hall! Boo Ya! There will be tons of live music from New York's freshest party band, The Bayside Tigers (they're da bomb). And after that, we're not leaving you hangin'! As if! Get jiggy with DJ Suga Ray spinning dope tunes all night. It'll be the raddest thing since Your Mom (NOT!)
Get your flannels and fanny packs out. We will supply the glow sticks, makeup, games, props, and tunes. This Friday, and every Friday in the Marlin Room. Check out photos from last week's party and this Friday we will "Save Tonight" together!
The funny thing about addiction is... everyone has one! This comedic and heart warming story follows Graham Chili, a country boy from Texas who has just moved to New York City to follow his dreams as a wall street stock broker by day and a cabaret singer by night. Looking to make friends and connect with his new surroundings in the spirit of his hometown "mega church capital," he enters a church in timesquare, Manhattan in search of the "choir practice" room. Instead he erroneously stumbles upon several 12 step meetings going on in the church basement that divert his attention, inspire his love life, and create new life realizations!
With the celebratory satirical and witty success of the hit Broadway show Book of Mormon, 12 Steps similarly both entertains and educates also with light parody, both using the popularity and the mystery of the infamous self help program without mockery, but with clever direction!
1599. In that one year of an amazing outpouring of creativity, Shakespeare wrote four plays which, taken as a whole, tell the overarching tale of one archetypal, near mythic character who, developing and transforming through various guises hurtles from one play to the next.
Henry V is the triumph of youthful genius.
Julius Caesar is what happens when idealism makes a deal with the devil.
As You Like It begins as a nightmare before becoming a manic romp before culminating in climax of near operatic proportions.
Hamlet is a spiral into chaos and near madness.
1599 features intimate, streamlined productions of these four plays, all performed in one evening of epic theatre. This is a giant mythic journey for both actor and audience.
Inspired by James Shapiro's A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599, nine years ago we began work on this, the most elaborate and challenging project in our 34 year history.
For the past 25 years David Ippolito has been known to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and to people from across the country and around the world as That Guitar Man From Central Park. As a fiercely independent singer/songwriter and storyteller, David has been sharing music and laughs, stories, political satire, thoughts and feelings in Manhattan's backyard for an entire generation. Help us celebrate a quarter century of this uniquely New York phenomenon with The CSD Band (George Wurzbach, Teresa Reynolds, Chris Tedesco, Russ Debonis, Dan Paccione) and special surprise guests. They will sing and play new originals and audience favorites, that will have the whole house singing. We laugh as much as we sing at these every year.
With a tuneful score and lyrics by William Finn (Falsettos, A New Brain) and a heartfelt, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, Spelling Bee leaves us laughing as we are each able to see ourselves in the characters and remember a time when we too put everything on the line to win it all.
27 explores the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, who hosted regular salon evenings at their Paris home at 27 Rue de Fleurus, with such guests as Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Man Ray, Henri Matisse and Ernest Hemingway. Originally commissioned by Opera Theater of St. Louis, 27 received its world premiere in June 2014. For the New York Premiere, Ricky Ian Gordon has expanded portions of the opera originally sung by a small male ensemble and re-scored them for the full MasterVoices chorus.
39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name! The show's uproarious fast-paced 100 minutes promises to leave you gasping for breath… in a good way!
Dear Reader: This little musical is designed to tell you everything you need to know about the science of getting ahead…
Have you always wanted to learn How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying? If so, come join us when Feinstein's/54 Below brings one of Broadway's funniest musicals to vivid life. A cast of Broadway's greatest musical comedians will be on hand to sing such Frank Loesser hits as "I Believe in You", "Coffee Break", "Brotherhood of Man", and many more in celebration of this hysterical, Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy!
For 5 years in a row, producers Jen Gapay and Daniel Nardicio bring 40 plus stallions from all over the world to one city to celebrate the art of burlesque, and this year's the biggest one yet!
Red Bull Theater's Festive Gala Benefit will feature the presentation of The Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater, live entertainment, special guests, fine dining, and, of course, fun and frolic.
Each year, the Matador Awards are given annually to recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary talent, service, or significant achievements in the Classical Theater
New York's finest improvisers join forces with New York's finest poets in a unique format that is part comedy show, part poetry feature and completely unpredictable.
It all begins with an exquisite corpse written collaboratively, line-by-line by the audience beforehand. The improvisers then delve in, building an entire world around the themes and imagery of the poem and inhabiting it with a cast of characters that are wildly funny, heartbreakingly tragic, and everything in between.
Along the way, the show is fueled by the amazing work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the country and across the globe, shaking the rafters and rousing souls with original poetry that is raw, personal and profound.
The whole show ends with the performance of a brand new poem written on the spot and inspired by the entire show. It's comedy, it's poetry, it's theater and art. It is everything you came to this New York to see.
The cast includes performers and poets with credits from This American Life, NPR, The Onion, The Second City, The Truth Podcast, Reductress and Story Pirates.
"Kiss Punch Poem is a rare find... uproarious and heartfelt." – Time Out Chicago
"[KissPunchPoem] celebrates the fresh and surprising associations that are generated by both improv and poetry." - The American Reader
"Their performance took me back to the formative years of the slam. It was exhilarating." – Mark Smith (founder of Slam Poetry)
From the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor comes The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, the new play written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale (with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).
Absolute Brightness is about the disappearance of Leonard Pelkey, a 14-year-old boy who dared to be different, and the small New Jersey town that will never be the same without him.
Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality.
"The Accidental Pervert Will Arouse Your Socks Off!" - Village Voice
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, video, and off-color fantasies while you roll in the aisles. However, it's not all laughs in this layered show, which ends on a touching moment of redemption as he struggles to find true love and perspective through real-life relationships.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village area of New York!
• Award winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner 2013 BEST COMEDY Award in Panama City, Panama!
• Opening in Zurich, Switzerland and the Island of Malta 2014! 2015 premiers in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway!
So come have some good dirty fun with The Accidental Pervert! Oh, and leave the little ones home. The show has mature themes and is meant for audience members over 16.
Don't miss Broadway's #1 Comedy and The New York TimesCritics' Pick! God takes the form of Emmy® Award winner Sean Hayes (Will & Grace, Promises, Promises) in An Act of God, the sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He's returned to set the record straight… and He's not holding back! The New York Times raves, it's "Deliriously, Divinely Funny!" and the Los Angeles Times proclaims "Sean Hayes is the Funniest Guy in Heaven (and Earth)."
Written by God and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show), this hilarious 90-minute comedy is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Wicked).
African Footprint celebrates the diversity of South Africa, uniting the creative talents of choreographers, musicians, writers and performers from all walks of life. This is a performance that reflects the true South Africa, one that captured the sense of history and hope for the future that the people carry in them. This is an explosive and emotional performance that was televised around the world and seen by over 250 million viewers. It was an instant hit and went on to become not only the first musical to feature a mixed race cast, but also the longest running musical in South African history!
Greek drama by Sophocles showing the horrors of the Trojan War.
The Tony Award Winning hit!
Disney's smash hit movie Aladdin finally makes its way to the Broadway stage! Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) and featuring the classic Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice score with songs like "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," Aladdin will use a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Aladdin is sure to bring joy and laughter to the whole family!
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel returns to Café Carlyle for her fifth engagement, Reviewing a previous engagement at the Café, The New York Times called Joel, daughter of music legend Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley, "a singer following her own heart," adding, "Her original work… is firmly grounded in a pop tradition in which streams converge, from gospel to Tin Pan Alley. The songs are bluntly melodic, lyrically direct and catchy." Since she was 15, Joel has been writing complete songs and complementing those songs with piano accompaniment, and writing poetry. At Café Carlyle, Alexa Ray Joel will perform original material in addition to giving her signature style to a set of popular songs.
Alexander Pope's exquisite poetry from 1714 set to music in a modern madrigal style, with capricious rhythms and harmonies.
Featured in NYCOpera's Vox2002, The New York Times said: "The Rape of the Lock," … offered her adaptation of Pope's text clothed in wonderfully lush, intricate and contrapuntally energetic music. For me, she was the most pleasant surprise of the series."
The extraordinary true story of the first female photo-journalist Alice Austen. Alice Austen fell in love with photography and another woman at a time when women were expected to do neither. Alice in Black and White traces her love affairs with photography and her partner Gertrude Tate at the turn of the 20th Century to her heartbreaking fall into poverty and obscurity by the 1950s. The play won the StageWrite Women's Theatre Initiative Award and received its world premiere in Louisville, produced by Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, who revive their production for the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Alice's birth.
Faye Johnson is a high school English teacher and guidance counselor in a loving marriage. As she recounts her experiences with a favored student from her past, Faye slowly reveals the truth that is hidden just beneath the surface details of her life. All The Ways To Say I Love You is a solo play about love, hard choices, and the cost of fulfilling an all-consuming desire.
The Amazing Max bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectator's faces. "An awesome and hilarious live magic show" PBS Kids. "Max Darwin is indeed amazing " Time Out Kids. "His ability to astound is something to see" Huffington Post. This show is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families in town today.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards!
An American in Paris transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II into a new Broadway musical of romance, redemption and hope.
Nominated for 2 Tony Awards!
Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all – looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people - including those closest to him - keep disappearing.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker, who The New York Times has called "one of the freshest and most talented dramatists to emerge Off Broadway in the past decade," returns for the second production of her Signature residency with a world premiere play, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The Antipodes follows John, her insightful, funny and mysterious first play at Signature, which sold out an extended run and appeared on the Top 10 lists of The New York Times, New York Magazine and Time Magazine, among others.
Come be the first to experience the newest wave of musical theatre writing by Legends Of Tomorrow star Ciara Renée and breakout writer Arianna Taxman. Anything But Love follows the stories of three women trying to navigate the complexities of dating and love, through society's prescribed paradigms for both. All this while incorporating a score that seamlessly blends tribal chants, folk-rock story-telling, and a contemporary pop sound. Their will be loop pedals, there will be audience (percussion) participation, and you may just leave with a few of your burning questions about love answered. The musical has music and lyrics by Arielle O'Keefe, and book by Arianna Taxman and Ciara Renée. Featuring Natalie Tenenbaum on piano.
Apollo Amateur Night is the original amateur talent competition. The audience picks the winners and the losers in this weekly interactive talent showcase.
Nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play!
Arthur Miller's The Crucible. returns to Broadway in a new production directed by the acclaimed Belgian director Ivo van Hove. Set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, The Crucible. is a timeless parable of morality, a scorching indictment of intolerance, and a central work in the canon of American drama.
Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
Using puppets and live actors, The Bad Birthday tells the story of a twin brother and sister who decide to bake themselves a birthday cake because they can't afford to buy one. Things start to go wrong when they ask their neighbors—whom they have helped with various chores— to provide the ingredients. The greedy neighbors agree to give what's needed in exchange for pieces of the cake. The twins soon discover that they've promised all of the cake to other people! But, they also learn that all they really need to celebrate their birthday is each other. And the whole town learns the value of cooperation. Post-show, kids get to play games with the actors, and have the chance to cooperate with each other!
Under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar, Ballet BC deftly pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance with intelligence, passion, and artistry. For its first appearance at The Joyce in over 15 years, the company performs a bold and innovative program of work by three internationally acclaimed female choreographers. Emily Molnar's 16+ a room is a study of time, transition, and stillness, where the space between is as important as the space occupied. Sharon Eyal showcases her signature style with the raw, unexpected beauty of Bill. Celebrated choreographer, former Ballet BC company member, and founder of Kidd Pivot, Crystal Pite explores themes of acceptance and loss with Solo Echo.
BAMcafé Live is a weekly performance series, featuring great artists from jazz, spoken word, blues, afro-pop, latin, r&b, rock, and experimental backgrounds such as Billy Martin, Survival Soundz, Tracie Morris, Carl Hancock Rux, Duncan Sheik, and much more.
This one night only concert by the legendary Barbara Cook celebrating the publication day of her eagerly anticipated memoir Then and Now promises to be a never to be forgotten experience for Feinstein's/54 Below guests.
Broadway's favorite Golden Age ingenue will entertain with her silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence which have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. This evening marks the first time Ms. Cook has appeared in concert in New York City for over a year. She returns to trumpet the completion and publishing of her book, an accomplishment she has strived for, for many years. Critics are saying: "Barbara Cook [in her memoir] delivers a powerful, personal tale of pain and triumph, as straight forward, unflinchingly honest, and open hearted as her singing."
BB King Blues Club All-Stars specialize in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
After playing to sell-out crowds in Dublin, Edinburgh and London, the cult hit show Bears in Space arrives in New York City with its acclaimed original cast. Two cosmonaut bears on a spaceship hurtle toward the impossibly distant limits of the universe while chased by villainous beings. An ethereal adventure that considers the perils and wonders of a journey across space and time to nowhere.
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
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Winner of 2 Tony Awards!
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
A limited number of tickets will be available for all Tuesday – Friday performances through a digital lottery, which will open at 8:00AM daily for both matinee and evening performances, and will remain open until 10:30AM and 3:00PM, respectively, when the winners will be drawn. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing, and will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets with a credit card online. Tickets will be $39 each, including the facility fee.
In The Beekeeper's Daughter by Karen Malpede, a pregnant Muslim refugee from Bosnia is embraced by an eccentric American family on an island in the Adriatic. The island is a sanctuary, but it is only a short distance from the region's genocidal civil war. What happens between them turns everyone's life inside out and upside down yet results in a healing journey.
Before We Grew is a gentle and beautiful show explores the Brooklyn of the past in a multi-sensory story that is designed to engage young children at a variety of developmental levels. Before We Grew was specifically designed for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and is engaging for all children 2-5 and special needs audiences of all ages.
Come on down to Bear Country where the Berenstain Bears are starring in an exciting, new production, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical. Papa Bear can't stop eating junk food, Brother Bear's grades are slipping, and Sister Bear still has a lot to learn about talking to strangers. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. After all, this is one bear tree house where family truly matters!
Now on sale through April, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.
Each performance features a FREE Berenstain Bears post-show dance party, face painting and photos with the Berenstain Bears."
Stand-up comedy showcases featuring headliners and new talent that have appeared on, The Tonight Show, Letterman, Conan, Seth Meyers, Comedy Central, VH1 and more!
Created in 2012, the Broadway Sings concert series salutes well-known pop icons while twisting their music to create brand new arrangements created specifically for the Broadway performer singing the song. The series is produced and directed by Corey Mach (Invisible Thread, Wicked) and features musical direction and arrangements by Joshua Stephen Kartes.
A Better Place is a hilarious new play about Manhattanites' lust for real estate. A male couple is transfixed by their neighbors; they can't tear themselves away from the window. The lifestyle over there is sumptuous, and they have a quirky daughter whose tastes run to exhibitionism. Speculation begins...where did they get all that wealth? And what about the kooky brokers who regularly visit them? Who are these funny people in the glorious glass box? We all want what they have! Could it be they have attained- A Better Place?
The circus is coming to town! Stepping out of the theater and into the Park for a month, St. Ann's welcomes the international NoFit State, whose spaceship-shaped tent touches down under the Brooklyn Bridge in May 2016. NoFit State reveals the magic of human balance and counter balance, as exquisite images of prowess and daring take shape above our heads in a series of gorgeous aerial spectacles. As much party as arty.
Is the search for divinity itself divine? Bible Study for Heathens investigates the American religious experience through one woman's unwavering exploration of worship in the 21st century by means of ritual, tradition, games, and reenactments. An honest and revelatory new play that chronicles New York Neo-Futurist Yolanda K. Wilkinson's personal journey and study of 10 religions.
Big Apple Circus returns to Cunningham Park for the company's 38th season with the Queens Premiere of The Grand Tour!
See high-flying acrobats, lovable clowns, the Wheel of Wonder, ponies, puppies and more! All seats less than 50 feet from the ring. In this all-new show, The Grand Tour transports audiences to the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began touring the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles.
A thoroughly original retelling of Mark Twain's classic novel about friendship, freedom, and the untamed Mississippi, Big River was a musical underdog as scrappy and restless as Huckleberry Finn himself. The show was created in the age of British spectacles by a quintessentially American artist—the beloved country-western singer Roger Miller—and his Tony Award-winning score is a scintillating blend of bluegrass, gospel, and honky tonk. More than thirty years later, Big River remains an affecting journey through 1840s America in all its beauty and savagery.
Critically acclaimed Irish writer Conor McPherson adapts Daphne du Maurier's sensual and intriguing story, which was also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of the same title. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of mad attacking birds. They find temporary sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there's no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. When another refugee arrives with news of the outside world, paranoia takes hold of this makeshift fortress. An unsettling look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse.
Internationally renowned for "jazzing up" classical ballet, BJM—Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal is one of Canada's most popular dance companies, captivating audiences with sexy, explosive, and original performances. The company's works are marked by a dynamic physicality and virtuosity produced by high level, eclectic artists brought into unique and energizing collaborations with talented choreographers. On tap at The Joyce—New York premieres of Andonis Foniadakis's Kosmos, Rodrigo Pederneiras's Rouge, and Itzik Galili's Mono Lisa.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen told in narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.
Winner 2009 Artistic Achievement Award "Best Play"
"Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes." - New York Times
The men of the Black Panther Party changed the course of history. In the turbulent 60s & 70s... what about the women? BPW boasts an all-female cast playing both the men and the women of the militant organization which sought to transform a system of racial oppression.
Tony Award® nominee Jeff Daniels and Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams return to Broadway in David Harrower's Olivier Award-winning Blackbird. Called "one of the most powerful dramas of the century" by The New York Times, Blackbird is "a brilliant and tantalizing study in sexual obsession that leaves one both shaken and stirred" (The Guardian). Tony Award winner Joe Mantello directs this strictly limited engagement.
A limited number of general rush tickets priced at $32 each will be available at the box office on the day of the performance. Limit two (2) tickets per person, subject to availability. Both cash and major credit cards will be accepted for these tickets. The box office is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.
Blood Wedding (Bodas De Sangre) is a tragedy inspired by a true story of a young bride in 20th century Andalusia who escapes arranged marriage to be with her lover, leading to betrayal and violence.
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Don't miss Blue Man Group - enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation.
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Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, a breakthrough in anatomy invented by trailblazing scientist, Gunther von Hagens. Learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century. BODY WORLDS: PULSE is an inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city. It is an exhibition unlike any other. Body donors who willed their bodies, after death, for plastination and the education of future generations, act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery.
Home draws upon ritualistic and traditional processes to elucidate the concept of home through interpersonal encounters, environments and the pursuit of self and collective understanding. In these two NYC premieres, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and BC+A incorporate interactive set pieces in a pre-show exhibition and mid-show interlude as well as in two distinct works, enabling our image of home to become amorphous while also serving as a thematic thread upon which we establish community. Scenic design elements, such as commonly seen furniture, supported frames, and micro-sanctuaries, are interwoven into kinetic movement languages to portray the loss, challenge and celebration that occur within individuals and family. Through continuously evolving structures that transform the space and the complex relationships developed amongst the performers, we come to understand that our concept of home is constantly shifting as we move through life.
Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical!
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this hilarious Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. The Book of Mormon is written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical, The Book of Mormon has certainly captured the hearts of many in the Broadway community by presenting modern, in-the-know, and often profane content in the tried-and-true form of a very traditional integrated book musical, complete with tap dancing.
A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through the lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $32.00 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) announces the inaugural concert for Bridges – Connecting Communities Through Music, an outreach initiative that provides people in a New York community with the opportunity to come together to make music with MasterVoices, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds. MasterVoices provides the structure of the event, and this season, to get things started, composer Marisa Michelson has been commissioned to create a work with Royce Vavrek to showcase some unique sounds and skills of six highly diverse constituent groups from Lawrence, Long Island, along with MasterVoices. The groups include the Lawrence High School and Middle School Choruses and Life Rhythms Percussion Ensemble, the Meshuga Daddies barbershop quartet, and two groups of Hispanic and Gospel singers.
Nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Inspired by an astonishing true event, the wholly original new musical Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront a shocking incident from her past. Together they discover a long-buried secret with the power to transform their lives.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Every Thursday night at 11 PM Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's great songs. This ever-changing cast of stars will sing the show tunes they know and love best. Jesse Kissel is the musical director and Scott Siegel hosts!
Broadway Bares, the unrivaled evening of sexy striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, returns for its 26th edition!
This always sold-out annual event combines the eye-popping burlesque with the glamour and razzle-dazzle of Broadway. More than 200 of the hottest male and fema dancers in New York City take to the stage for two sensational shows.
In an evening featuring Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers, Bare, Found), Laura Dreyfuss (Glee, Once), and Alex Finke (Les Miserables), performers from Broadway and Off-Broadway will come together to sing music spanning the pop, rock and folk genres. Proceeds from the evening will go to Syrian refugees receiving aid from UNICEF, which is currently mobilizing the largest humanitarian operation in history.
Since the Syrian conflict began four years ago, over 12 million people, more than the entire population of New York City, have been displaced both inside the country and beyond its borders. Because bombs are still being dropped and fighting is raging with no end in sight, too many are unable to return to their homes and every day lives.
This concert is an effort to raise funds and awareness for a situation that is growing more desperate each day, and aims to serve as a reminder that the Broadway community has a special ability to bring people together to positively impact the world.
Broadway songs are composed within the framework of a story. Through the music the lyrics can permeate the soul and expose the human experience. Broadway has always been the driving force behind the entertainment industry in New York City. Let your imagination or memories stir through this program of Broadway gems.
The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After four previously sold out shows, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala return to host The Broadway Princess Party. The all-star cast will sing the most beloved 'Princess' songs of stage and screen in a magical evening that is not to be missed! Where else might a little mermaid duet with a beautiful bookworm? Or might an ice queen drink tea with a princess who keeps only dwarves for company? Might the princess with a lost glass slipper confide in a princess who lives in a tower, with the longest of hair? There is only one way to find out – Get your ballgown out of the closet, dust off that tiara and make your way to a Broadway Princess Party you will never forget!
Created by long-time fans and professionals of the theatre community, BroadwayCon is theatre's answer to a comic con, tailor-made for fans like you.
Featuring three exciting days of performances, panels, workshops, autographs, photo booths, Q&As, meet-and-greets, singalongs, and much more!
During our theater production you will step into the lives of the Thomas sisters as they learn more about themselves and each other. Watch as they unveil pieces of themselves…the pieces that they didn't want anyone to the see…the pieces of themselves that they were ashamed of and tried so desperately to hide. Bruised But Not Broken is about healing when you thought that you were too messed up, too damaged, too bruised to heal. It's about getting up after you have fallen. It's about God's ability to take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it into good. Remember, bitter becomes sweet when you put in the Master's hands.
A powerful comedic-drama based on the story of General Benjamin Butler that takes place at the dawn of the Civil War. Faced with an impossible moral dilemma his decision would alter the course of US history.
Nothing makes for a cozier evening than the rich strains of Nat Cole, especially when delivered by acclaimed baritone vocalist Caesar. With constant flashes of a huge, bright smile not unlike Cole's, Caesar, a Chicago native, enraptures audiences with deep, spellbinding vocals that have been compared to the King's, with his own interpretation and style that compares to no-one, but is essentially and superbly.....Caesar.
Caesar's voice is a direct link to the Golden Age of true vocal artistry, possessing the rare ability to sing in multiple languages. He got his first break when he nailed an audition for Julio Iglesias at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, becoming the first and only baritone vocalist to perform and tour with the legendary performer on his Tango World Tour. His debut album "Jazz Standards for Today's Audience" was recorded in Studio A at Capitol Studios using the original microphone and Steinway piano Nat used in the 1950s, Engineered by 22-Time Grammy Winner, Al Schmitt.
Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton, in the role he was born to play, leads a cast of six who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: Give My Regards To Broadway, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Cal's worst fear about motherhood has come true and in a desperate attempt to understand her present she summons her only connection to a long lost past.
NYC's premiere comedy nightclub, Cartolines on Broadway presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national stand-up circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design, and can accommodate over 250 people. A wide assortment of food and drink is available during the show, and fine dining is available before or after the show in the intimate supper lounge.
There is a two drink minimum for all shows
Based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger- than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks.
The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, feature a line-up of rotating performers who read--in both solo and ensemble pieces-- the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will feature new selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, The Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and Vanna White.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will also include some new, special 'celebrity mash-ups'--Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working 'it' out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are;" Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of 'diva-dom;" and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
Before the days of radio and television, wealthy patrons would regularly invite entertainers into their homes, to delight small gatherings of family and friends. In those sophisticated, friendly environs, the living room became the stage, and the audience looked gleefully on, mere inches from the show.
Master conjuror, Steve Cohen, is recreating this posh, intimate entertainment experience, in his exclusive evening show, Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring. Some of the tricks Cohen will perform include:
- the linking of three borrowed wedding rings
- the bending of metal with his mind
- the single most astonishing card trick he's learned in twenty years of study.
Cocktail attire is requested.
Midnight showings of Chamber Magic are also available for groups of 15 or more.
A fantastical tragical comical haunting in which Charles Manson and Sharon Tate meet after her murder at the hands of his followers. What would you do?
PostScriptum is a unique, intimate play based on original text from Chekhov's timeless classics: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and Three Sisters,created by the iconic, internationally acclaimed Moscow Art Theater director Adolf Shapiro - in one act, in English.
Cherchez La Femme is a musical extravaganza that tells the story of one man's loss and another man's gain and the powerful women who make it all possible. The show explores dark themes (abandonment, sibling rivalry, unrequited love) and light themes (sexual healing, the pursuit of happiness, the smell of success) but never without inviting you to shake your head and tap your toes to infectious neo-urban-jungle grooves. The play is set in New York City and the Caribbean in the 1980s.
It's reckless. It's rhythmic. It's romantic.
Set in Russia at the turn of the twentieth century, The Cherry Orchard chronicles a noblewoman's return to her family estate after a five-year absence to escape troubling memories of her son's death. Lyubov Ranevskaya arrives home to find the cherry orchard in full bloom, but the finances of the estate on the verge of ruin. Lyubov and her brother, Gaev, find themselves scrambling to retain a vision of gentility amidst a climate of huge social and economic transition.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxy shoots her lover Fred, she employs the unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn to get her off the hook. But will she be thwarted by double-murderess and headliner Velma Kelly? Or will this gruesome twosome become a sister act?
Chicago features a classic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb including the songs "All the Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Razzle Dazzle." So you better slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes for Chicago on Broadway.
Children ages 4 and under are not permitted in the theater.
RUSH TICKET POLICY: A limited number of $26.50 rush tickets are available for purchase (cash only) at the box office only, on the day of each performance. There is a limit of two rush tickets per person.
NYC's longest running improv company, Chicago City Limits (CCL), opens their 40th season with Hus on First? The MAC award-winning group, described by NY critics as the "funniest show in town," "ingenious and very, very funny," and "the perfect masters of improvisation," bring their newest show, complete with brilliant, improvised scenes and songs, to the East Side, back to the Jan Hus Playhouse where they held court for fourteen years. It's all created in-the-moment, inspired by suggestions from the audience and today's headlines.
Cirque du Soleil has dazzled audiences the world over, and now it's finally coming to Broadway with its boldest, most heart-soaring spectacle ever. PARAMOUR spins the thrilling tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood. Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance, PARAMOUR is a groundbreaking new event that will transport you to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.
Created especially for families with children ages 5-10, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky's classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. The production features classics such as "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the Snowflakes," a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers' understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. Rose Menes' delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky's enduring score, will captivate audiences of all ages.
Nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical!
The Color Purple is "a blazing triumph and a glory to behold" raves The New York Times. Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American musical has conquered Broadway in an all-new, roof-raising production now nominated for 4 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival.
Best Actress Tony nominee Cynthia Erivo "has given Broadway one of its most electrifying performances in years" (Time Out New York) in this epic story of a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. Joining her is a powerhouse cast led by Tony and Grammy Award® winner Heather Headley (Aida, The Lion King) and Best Featured Actress Tony nominee Danielle Brooks ("Orange is the New Black") in "the kind of heaven-sent debut that dreams are made of" (Entertainment Weekly). Directed by Tony winner John Doyle
Don't miss the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls "one of the greatest revivals ever." Experience the exhilarating power of The Color Purple.
There is nothing like seeing stand up comedy in person. The electricity and spontaneity of a comedian in front of a live audience is something very special. And there is no better place in New York City to experience the best stand up has to offer than the world famous Comic Strip Live. Nightly performers and special guests hail from NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brian, HBO's Chris Rock Live, FOX's Comic Strip Live, CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, as well as Broadway and Major Motion Pictures.
Commemorate Veterans Day as the orchestra honors the brave men and women of the nation's armed forces.
Cost of Living is the story of four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires over-worked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Majok's play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies — abled and disabled — meet each other.
Joining Cres O"Neal will be Grammy nominated pecussionist, Wilson "Chembo" Corniel; award winning pianist, Dawrin Noguera; acclaimed bassist, Paul Beaudry; and acclaimed drummer, Willie Martinez.
This summer, acclaimed theater director Aleksey Burago and The Russian Arts Theater and Studio continues its 2015-2016 season with Fyodor Dostoevsky's magnum opus Crime and Punishment. In the hot slums of St. Petersburg lives Raskolnikov, a former student struggling with debt and disillusionment. Believing himself to be a superior man, he soon executes a plan to kill and rob an old pawnbroker, arguing that her money can be used for good deeds, while ridding the world of a worthless parasite. As the growing voice of his conscience sets in, Raskolnikov soon finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Join the Russian Arts Theater and Studio as it brings one of the greatest novels to life at the West End Theater and embark upon a journey into the mind of a killer and his search for redemption.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Play!
Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
Daddy Long Legs tells the unusual tale of Jerusha Abbott, the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home until one day an anonymous benefactor decides to send her to college, so long as she writes him a letter once a month. Unaware of her benefactor's identity, she invents a nickname for him: Daddy Long Legs. Through her letters, Jerusha shares her experience of discovering her own identity and learning of literature, adventure and love. But one key fact eludes her - who is Daddy Long Legs?
Dames Like Us is an ensemble monologue play that uses razor wit to trash taboos and smash stereotypes of women "of a certain age."
The play is loosely set in Salon de Sofia, where Rizzo as Sofia, the salty Argentinian bikini-waxer and take-no-prisoners proprietress, shares the stage with a revolving troupe of NY actors as they move from wig to wig and persona to persona, transforming themselves into 15 unforgettable human beings.
Daphne's Dive is a cheap corner bar in North Philly where Daphne and her eclectic group of friends and family meet, talk, bond and drink. As Daphne's adopted daughter, very different from her quiet and pragmatic mother, grows up, this unconventional family is forced to confront ugly secrets and take a hard look at their lives. Brimming with adversity, love and hope, this world premiere, directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton), kicks off Quiara Alegría Hudes' Signature Residency.
Dark Night Bright Stars by Virlana Tkacz, Jeremy Tardy and Yara Arts Group recreates the meeting of Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), the great Ukrainian poet and painter, and Ira Aldridge (1807-1867), the African-American actor who was much honored in Europe. La MaMa E.T.C. will present the American premiere of the work in its First Floor Theater 74 East Fourth Street, Manhattan. The show is directed by Virlana Tkacz.
A Day by the Sea is a warm, human and often humorous depiction of the "crisis" of middle age. Julian Anson, a once-promising Foreign Service employee, confronts professional disappointment and personal failure while picnicking along the English seaside. Jolted into the realization that maybe it's not too late—he seizes an opportunity to correct his past mistakes and start fresh—but will the results be any different?
All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter - that led to the incident- that started the lie - that ignited a movement - that inspired a community - and changed Evan's status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price?
A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick. Dragons roam a flat earth. The last Black man in the whole entire world dies again. And again. Careening through memory and language, Parks explores and explodes archetypes of Black America with piercing insight and raucous comedy. A riotous theatrical event, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World hums with the heartbeat of improvisational jazz.
The show features the coming-of-age story of an all-American small-town sweetheart named Debbie Benton, the captain of her high-school cheerleading team, who dreams of making it to the big time by becoming a Texas Cowgirl Cheerleader. When Debbie receives a letter telling her she has qualified for the professional squad, the only thing that stands between her and the realization of her dream is bus fare to the big city: Dallas. She enlists her teammates to form a company called Teen Services and get jobs to raise money, but when they learn that minimum-wage jobs just don't pay enough, they agree to try their hands at "little favors" performed with enthusiasm by "good girls."
The musical is based on the film of the same name, but without any actual sex or nudity
A DECADE OF SOUL Classic Soul & Motown Revue featuring Prentiss McNeil Of The Drifters & Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne from Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers
A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul".
Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne of the Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Movers" are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!
Strauss's charming, sparkling comedy of love and dalliance! Hear the rising stars of the Martin Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance young artist program in this lively production, traditionally staged and costumed with orchestra in original language with supertitles.
Broadway. We all know it. We all love it. Distorted Broadway asks and answers the simple question: What if your favorite Broadway shows didn't end up being quite what you expected? What if Avenue Q really turned out to be a ballet about south Brooklyn or if Jersey Boys was about the Jersey Shore? What would Oklahomo, Trannie, The Queen & I, The Book of Morons, or West Village Story be like? And what the heck does "Turn Off The Dark" mean, anyway? Find out in this truly wicked 70-minute, non-stop musical theater tribute, where everything gets twisted -- even the happy ending!
Distorted Diznee is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!
Drama Desk Award winner Maggie Lacey (Horton Foote's The Orphans' Home Cycle at Signature Theatre) and John Douglas Thompson, returning to TFANA after his groundbreaking performance in Tamburlaine the Great (Drama Desk and Obie Awards), star in two provocative dramas about marriage.
Ibsen's A Doll's House adapted by Thornton Wilder, which premiered on Broadway in 1937, plays alongside August Strindberg's The Father, in a new version in English by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by TFANA. Writing The Father in response to A Doll's House, Strindberg offers his own startling vision of marriage and the battle of the sexes.
TFANA Associate Artistic Director Arin Arbus (King Lear) stages both plays performed for the first time in rotating repertory.
Come enjoy New York's hottest up and coming talent at this wonderful cabaret located in the heart of the theater district. Don't Tell Mama's Piano bar provides music and fun every night from 9:30 pm on. The space provides two cabaret rooms showcasing a wide range of performers and styles. To check out their full schedule click: Don't Tell Mama. There is a two drink minimum at all cabaret performances.
12 Iconic Divas wrapped into One Dynamic Diva! Come see this "dazzlingly versatile, hilariously rambunctious" show. Onstage costume changes, live off the charts vocals, Come see New York's Dorothy Bishop send up hilarious and loving tributes from Stevie Nicks to Cher, to Madonna and Opera Diva Renee Fleming. "Utter Genius!" says Broadway World. Nominated for Best Tribute Show 2015 by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret, and Best Music Comedy by Broadway World!
The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. What sets Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theater, without any vested interest in the results. For this reason, Drama Desk Awards reflect both enthusiasm for all aspects of New York's professional theater and a level of erudition and theatrical experience unparalleled in our industry's other prize-giving organizations.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
In Dress of Fire, The Trojan War is seen through the eyes of the women forced to endure man's need for power, Queen Hecuba, clairvoyant Cassandra, and she whose face launched a thousand ships, Helen of Troy. As the conflict rages around the walls of the city (whose dilemma strangely resembles that of a modern superpower), each passionate character is as much preoccupied by her own personal drama as by the impending disaster that will sweep it all away. All their fates weave together as Helen of Troy weaves her loom.
The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible—and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.
Racial tensions are delicately explored when a warm friendship evolves between an elderly Jewish woman and her black chauffeur. A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of this unlikely 20 plus year relationship.
For over 400 years, the Drunk Shakespeare Society has been meeting and drinking. And drinking, and doing Drunk Shakespeare. A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the membership invites audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with one actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare story in sixty minutes. The results are messy, outrageous, and the evening devolves into debauchery.
59E59 Theaters' annual festival of shows from the United States heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Full festival line up to be announced.
Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, led by Director Gary Nicholson, takes the stage at Carnegie Hall in this evening performance featuring young musicians of Colorado. Conductor Steven Rash brings the musicians of Odem High School, Texas, center stage in a wind ensemble program. The Highlands Youth Ensemble from Mountain Empire Children's Choral Academy is led by Jane Morison.
The New York premiere of a brand new play set in Africa about vaccination, sterilization and depopulation and the sinister ambitions of 'Big Pharma'. A killer virus is ravaging the population and threatening a worldwide pandemic. Two virologists, Aisha Laboru (Santoya Fields) and Aidan Jones (Daniel Damiano) , and two veteran aid workers, Kofi Bello (Lucious Conway) and Joy Cartwright (Joan D. Saunders), are based in one small town. The scientists are working on a vaccine for the virus. But when freelance journalist Ned Jacobs (Jack Gilliat) arrives in town, asking questions nobody wants to answer, all their motives are challenged and then laid bare. At the same time African landowner Zuri N'bongo (Yaw Asante), who has a secret of his own, provides the missing piece to expose a sinister depopulation agenda with far reaching consequences; not only for the country and the continent, but for all mankind.
Nominated for 6 Tony Awards, including Best Play!
Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community – until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.
Enter into the darkness of the 160 yrs old St. John's Sanctuary where, lit by flickering candlelight, the critically acclaimed Radiotheatre, now in its 12th Year, presents 16 terror tales guaranteed to chill the marrow in your bones! It is said that when the Grandmaster Of Psychological Horror, himself...Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49)… lived in old Greenwich Village, he penned some of his most famous works. What better location than the landmarked St. John's Sanctuary for award-winning Radiotheatre to bring alive these horrifying creations that have gone on to inspire millions of writers, artists, filmmakers and horror lovers of all ages and cultures? As always, our Radiotheatre production comes complete with its stellar cast, original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound FX unlike anything else on any stage! Just bring your imagination!
Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work. From Lucy Prebble, "one of the UK's hottest new playwrights" (The Telegraph), The Effect takes on our pill-popping culture with humor and scintillating drama.
An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic and a well-intentioned simpleton walk into a bar... Broken and deeply flawed, they find their lives irreversibly entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. The End of Longing is a bittersweet comedy that proves that broken people don't need to stay broken.
It's summer in New England and every weekend is someone else's engagement party. The wildflowers, specialty cocktails, and artisanal appetizers are totally Instagram-worthy, but the people are not quite so perfect. One night, Lauren takes it into her own hands to make sure that her best friend doesn't marry an inadequate suitor – a drunken mistake that incites a cascade of calamities, threatening to expose all of Lauren's secrets. Engagements is a dark comedy about ugly feelings in an age of beautiful self-images.
DCINY presents an afternoon exploring two different kinds of "light music." One half features Morten Lauridsen's elegant Lux Aeterna, an intimate work of quiet serenity centered around a universal symbol of hope, reassurance, goodness and illumination at all levels. The other half features internationally known Venezuelan conductor/composer Cristian Grases leading the young and talented Distinguished Concerts Singers International in a light-hearted, culturally-minded and engaging program.
"Why I Live at the P.O." and "One Writer's Beginnings." Adapted from the works of Eudora Welty by Voices of the South Theatre Company and Gloria Baxter.
"Why I Live at the P.O." is among the best loved of Eudora Welty's acclaimed short stories. Peppered with wonderfully eccentric characters, this comic short story follows follows the trials and tribulations of Sister as she recounts her mad-capped quest for liberation from her family.
"One Writer's Beginnings" is Eudora Welty's much praised memoir which she wrote later in life. The first chapter entitled "Listening" takes a lyrical look into the author's childhood, exploring memory, family and how a life-long love of words led her towards a writer's life.
Evening - 1910 tells the story of Henry (Michael Sheehy), an Irish immigrant who comes to New York just as kinetoscopes to exhibit motion pictures are replacing the city's vaudeville shows. In a theater owned by George Spencer (James Scheider) and stage-managed by Frank (Justin McEllroy), the showgirls (Shira Averbuch, Lynn Mancinelli, Stephanie Lynne Mason and Katie Rose Summerfield) dream of a better life working in the garment factory nearby. Determined to become the new American success he has imagined, Henry is pulled by heart and hunger toward disparate and uncertain destinies, like a loving heiress' (Emily Kratter) fortune, a hopeful laborer's dignity, and flickering visions of greatness that yet persist in the darkness of our city.
In this pitch-black comic thriller written by Julia Jarcho and directed by Knud Adams, three American coeds are recruited to serve their country undercover in Berlin, and have the time of their lives. Years later, they are forced to contend with what they really did, who they became and where to go from here. Cupcake Wars meets Marathon Man.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who The New York Times calls "one of this country's most original and illuminating writers," comes back to Signature for the second production of his residency with the world premiere of Everybody. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, this modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language promises to be just as unique as Gloria, An Octoroon and the award-winning Signature production of Appropriate.
The story of a gay man named Marvin, his lover Whizzer, Marvin's wife Trina, son Jason, and their psychiatrist Mendel.
The play concerns a feuding brother & sister who, as they enter the end of their lives, attempt to reconcile age-old memories of dark times and a painful past. Irving A Greenfield's semi-autobiographical drama explores how blurring the past can warp the future. Ms. Waugh imbues the piece with clever moments of humor as two sides of the same story are exposed. Ken Coughlin stars in this study of sibling dichotomy over a "less-than-perfect mother."
Recently celebrating 20,000 performances in NYC- The romantic, funny "boy meets girl" tale, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow El Gallo as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, followed by pain and disillusionment. Ultimately, the boy and girl find their way back home and to one another. The score, which includes "Try To Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," is as timeless as the story itself. The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances!
Nominated for 2 Tony Awards, including Best Play!
The Father offers a fascinating look inside the mind of Andre (Frank Langella), a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch?
Alessandra Belloni and her performance troupe, I Giullari di Piazza, will present Feast of the Tarantati, an ancient healing ritual featuring 'Tarantata - Spider Dance', and other trance dances and healing chants dedicated to the Black Madonna. Adapted from Italian traditions regarding the Fast of St. John, the ritual was performed annually on June 29 for the benefit of women suffering from psychiatric disorders believed to be the result of a tarantula's bite. The audience is invited to participate in "releasing the poison and venom from our bodies and souls."
Fiddler on the Roof is now a Tony® nominee for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, BEST ACTOR DANNY BURSTEIN, and BEST CHOREOGRAPHY.
New York Magazine calls this new Fiddler on the Roof "an entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A reason for celebration!" Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific and The King and I bring an original and authentic vision to this exhilarating theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.
Starring Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht, Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including "To Life (L'Chaim!)," "If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," and "Tradition," and features stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. Get your tickets today to the iconic musical that Time Out calls, "magnificent and life-affirming!"
Rediscover the joy as a Broadway tradition returns: Fiddler on the Roof.
The original production won ten Tony Awards including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time—and now you can be there when the sun rises on this new production starring Tony nominees Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Final Broadway Performance August 21
Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, one of the most beloved stories of all time. This new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up.
Irish Rep cast members Melissa Errico, Malcolm Gets, David Staller and Max Von Essen reprise their original roles and are joined by Jim Norton as Finian and Megan Fairchild from New York City Ballet as Susan the Silent, plus a full chorus and a cast of Broadway stars!
The groundbreaking 1947 musical follows an Irishman who steals a feisty leprechaun's pot of gold and escapes with his daughter, Sharon, to Missitucky, a mythical region in the United States that is part of the Jim Crow South. The daughter and the sprite each find romance with others, but also encounter bigotry, economic disparity and cultural injustice.
The score is spiked with such popular show tunes as "Old Devil Moon," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" and "Look to the Rainbow," plus spicy comic and satiric songs such as "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love," and "When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich."
Galapagos Art Space's weekly spectacular Floating Kabarette continues into its' 21st straight season! Hosted by the inimitable Bastard Keith, who introduces a weekly rotating cast of NYC's Hottest Talent, including Aerialists, Burlesquers, Jugglers, Dancers, and much more! A whirlwind 2.5 hour spectacle that is sure to leave a lasting impression, Floating Kabarette is also a premiere club night and equally fun for dates, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties and more. Set in an operatic theatre positioned over a 5,000 gallon reflecting pool, expect an evening full of sexy surprises, terrifying stunts, and extreme skill unlike any other, filled with great music both current and classic.
Satellite Collective presents cutting edge interdisciplinary works at 92Y.
In their new season, Satellite Collective seeks to secure their place as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Satellite Collective presents a vibrant program of young and emerging artists from the New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Juilliard and the indie music and video scenes. The artists of this interdisciplinary, bright new paradigm have honed their collaborative method with art created specifically for the historical space at 92Y in four fresh works of contemporary ballet, dance, short film and live original music in their dynamic, collaborative style, to premiere as part of 92Y's Dig Dance.
Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind...
The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs and sultry confessions to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity.
The cast includes a fistful of NYC's best improvisers and Magnet faculty with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, The Second City, The Onion, Just For Laughs, Story Pirates, NPR and at least one Primetime Emmy loser.
Before the show, audience members may anonymously submit written confessions which the improvisers will use onstage.
Now, doesn't it feel good to get that off your chest?
Kevin and Molly are a 30-something couple about to get married. Their best friend Nate just broke up with Lil, his much younger performance artist girlfriend. The group is navigating Gotham living at varying levels of success, which inevitably means attending friends' basement art shows. In this comedy we're confronted with what it means to support the art and decisions your friends make, regardless of what it does to your friendships.
Celebrating 10 years worldwide, Fuerza Bruta is an uninhibited and unforgettable show you have to see to believe! This theatrical thrill ride combines euphoria-inducing live music and breathtaking aerial displays in a performance that's as exhilarating as it is addictive. Flood your senses and experience the "sexy, heart-pounding fantasy" (Daily News) of Fuerza Bruta.
You think you're having a bad day? Meet Sam. He works the red‐hot reservation line at one of New York's trendiest restaurants, where the best food inspires the worst behavior. Coercion, petty threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of desperate callers, all brought to life by Ferguson, will stop at nothing to land a prime reservation, or the right table in Becky Mode's hilarious and delicious comedy. Amid the barrage, Sam has his own problems to deal with. While juggling scheming socialites, name‐dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he still manage to look out for himself?
A limited number of rush tickets are available for purchase in-person for $40 at the Lyceum Theatre box office beginning at 10:00am (12:00pm on Sundays) for that day's performance(s) only. Up to two tickets per person. Rush tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Rush seating locations will be determined at the discretion of the box office.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Pronounced "a beautiful, heartbreaker of a musical" by the New York Times, Fun Home is a fresh, bold and original musical based on Alison Bechdel's autobiographical, best-selling graphic novel. After her father dies unexpectedly, Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. Named "Best Musical of the Year" by the New York Times, New York Magazine, Daily News and more, Fun Home is a daring and innovative work about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Funny Face is a 1927 musical by George and Ira Gershwin. It opened on November 22, 1927, and starred Fred Astaire and his sister Adele. Songs include 'S Wonderful; My One and Only; He Loves and She Loves; The Babbitt and the Bromide; Let's Kiss and Make Up; and High Hat.
In A Funny Thing…, a foul-mouthed twentysomething comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life's biggest challenges...while making some of the world's most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?
Tony-winning writer and director Richard Nelson returns to The Public this fall with the next play in his new three-play cycle, The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family. The second play, What Did You Expect?, brings us back to the kitchen of the Gabriel family, with the country now in the midst of the general election for president. In the course of one evening in the house they grew up in, history (both theirs and our country's), money, politics, family, art and culture are chopped up and mixed together, while a meal is made around the kitchen table.
In the exquisitely moving finale of his three-play cycle, Tony-winning writer and director Richard Nelson brings us back into the Rhinebeck kitchen of the Gabriel family as they await the results of the Presidential Election on November 8, 2016. Women of a Certain Age takes place in the course of a single night, eight months after we first meet the Gabriels. Patricia, the family matriarch, joins her children and daughters-in-law as they prepare a meal from the past and consider the future of their country, town and home. Paying tribute to the difficult year behind them, the Gabriels compare notes on the search for empathy and authenticity at a time when the game seems rigged and the rules are forever changing.
While Gad Elmaleh is arguably the most widely known and beloved comedian in Europe, he has now embarked on the newest chapter of his career: breaking through to the American audience. For this, he has crafted, Oh My Gad, a new stand-up show entirely in English, building upon the jokes that made him famous overseas and including new observations from his life in America.
Gad debuted his first all English show in a sold-out ten-night run at Joe's Pub at The Public last year, introducing his singular humor and insight to a new audience. During his current run, he will continue the enormous task of not just speaking a new language fluently, but of using it with the timing, nuance and syntax required for great stand-up comedy.
The Galli Fairytale Festival presents the best our theater has to offer! We will premiere, "The Three Little Pigs," conduct a mini-theater workshop, raffles and more! An event for the entire family!
Due to popular demand for summer action-movie/Shakespeare mash-ups, Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl extends its critically acclaimed run into June and July with five additional performances 10:30 p.m. Saturdays June 4 & 25; 9 p.m. Thursday, June 30 & Saturdays, July 9 & July 30. The New York Times recently called the show "deliciously deranged...a head-spinning performance!" The acclaimed production heads to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in mid-July for the Shakespeare 400 celebrations.
As Shakespearean actor, puppeteer, singer and action-movie director, Gary Busey (played by New York actor-writer David Carl) performs each scene of Hamlet his own way, with occasional detours across Busey's IMDB page from Buddy Holly to Lethal Weapon. The heady mix of high and low-brow comedy celebrates Shakespeare's classic by using it to reflect upon the jaded, celebrity-crazed, meme-obsessed world around us.
Take the journey of a lifetime and step into the "unbubblelievable" magical kingdom of Fan Yang's Gazillion Bubble Show! The first and only, interactive stage production of its kind, complete with fantastic light effects, lasers, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry, this unforgettable extravaganza is not to be missed.
Hailed by David Letterman/The Late Show, as "The greatest bubble artist in the world," Fan Yang's gorgeous and unique creations defy gravity and logic as we know it. He holds (and has broken his own) Guinness World records for the biggest bubble ever blown, the largest bubble wall ever created (a staggering 156 feet!), most bubbles within a bubble, and in May 2006, was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid. His performances have been broadcast worldwide, including Cirque du Soleil and The David Letterman Show.
Over the past two decades, Fan Yang has explored the fragile and mysterious world of soap bubbles and emerged with a completely new medium, blending art and science to dazzle audiences around the globe. Children and adults of all ages are sure to be amazed, mystified and enchanted!
Genesis Repertory and the M Center for the Arts present Mary Elizabeth Micari's 7th annual vocal master class concert. This year, it expands past the usual to present three original musical one-acts featuring the student body of this premier training program with studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn:
Little Big Shots: Four child actors bond while waiting for an unknown audition. Featuring Agapi Bakopoulou, Drew Louis, Allie Nicole, and Ella Paturno
Rhythm of Life: A Coming-of-Age story centered around a young composer's first piece. Featuring Ashley Chico, Brigid Elizabeth Drake, and Isabella Sirota
Unhappy: The day-job was supposed to last forever… that's why they gave up their theatre careers. Now on the eve of termination, three mature office workers reexamine life.
Love and betrayal are no strangers to Divine, the cross-dressing gay prostitute at the heart of Jean Genet's 1943 novel, Our Lady of the Flowers. Her story of forsaken desire collides with the 21st century confessional video blog of a real-life porn star in Genet Porno, a psychosexual melodrama that exposes our contemporary culture of narcissism and the consequences of blurring our public and private lives in an epic emotional journey from light into darkness.
Tony winner Harvey Fierstein takes the stage this spring in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tony Award nominee Martin Sherman. Directed by Tony Award nominee Sean Mathias, Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London, who meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life.
A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story that reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement, celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream.
Come live "The Glamorous Life" with soprano, Jackie Schiffer at The Metropolitan Room. Coupled with Musical Direction by Andrei Strizek, the evening celebrates favorite and lesser known songs of Stephen Sondheim. Woven with tales that capture the excitement, complexities and allure of life as an artist in NYC, the program is promises to delight.
Helen of Troy as a bored housewife? Ulysses as a dashing hero of the Spanish-American War? The whimsical and toweringly ambitious 1954 musical The Golden Apple does all that and more, reshaping the myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey into an all-American fable that conjures up the days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot air balloons. Despite its brief run, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' "opera for Broadway" was hailed by critics and introduced the classic torch song "Lazy Afternoon."
Nominated for TWO Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Musical Revival and Outstanding Musical Direction (Bryna Wasserman and Motl Didner)
Join the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene this Summer for a remount of the NY Times Critics' Pick The Golden Bride. One of the most-popular operettas of the Roaring Twenties, this fully-restored charming Golden Age romantic comedy, was brought back for the first time in 70 years this past winter. In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles.
Presented by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and producer Gary Beeber, Gotham Burlesque is an exciting evening of song, dance, tricks and visual treats will feature a different cast at each performance, offering a wide range of live entertainments from around the globe.
A pas de deux of desire and death, a midlife crisis, a coming of age, and a search for the Fountain of Youth at the resort of the eternally brokenhearted.
Set in those hazy and culturally liminal years of the late 1970s becoming the 1980s, The Grand Paradise is a tropical resort that purports to be the home of the original, genuine Fountain of Youth whose waters promise to quench our deepest longings. Greeted with a tropical drink, a garland of flowers, and an overly-cheerful activities director, visitors encounter the resort's resident population; characters who embody the era's shifting and blurring values — a rogue's gallery of eccentrics, hustlers, eternal youths, gods, monsters, disco queens, and con men. Guests are invited to explore the resort and beaches, watch a floorshow, follow performers into one-on-one encounters, and trade their faded ideals for shiny new illusions.
A struggle that is greatly influencing and impacting the people of this nation today: Green Card – A New Musical is bringing a new and refreshing perspective of the trials and tribulations of immigration to its awaiting audiences.
A struggle that is greatly influencing and impacting the people of this nation today: Green Card - A New Musical is bringing a new and refreshing perspective of the trials and tribulations of immigration to its awaiting audiences. Han, a South Korean born failing artist living in Harlem is fighting for his chance at the American Dream; only he isn't an American citizen. After meeting Mia, a spunky aspiring singer with her own skeletons to hide, they both come up with an ultimatum – the exchange of money for a fake marriage to help Han gain his citizenship. Along this crazy ride, Han and Mia are followed by Han's South Korean girlfriend, Mia's criminal ex-boyfriend, and the suspicious Immigration officer who refuses to leave them alone.
Tribute Center Walking Tour Guides are 9/11 survivors, workers who assisted in the recovery efforts, lower Manhattan residents, or family members that lost loved ones. The tour includes a brief history of the World Trade Center, the attacks and the aftermath of 9/11. Each tour offers unique personal experiences of survival, loss and healing and ends in discussion of the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center. Please note: on inclement weather days, the tours go into the World Financial Center, looking into the 9/11 Memorial, and passes to the 9/11 Memorial are distributed after the tour concludes.
In a reimagined universe where teenagers develop super powers, we follow the story of six young people who navigate their comfortable lives in the Habitat of Metahumans Enterprise (H.O.M.E), a facility created by the government to rehabilitate and incarcerate those people who have illegally used their super powers. However when Adam, an immortal, arrives at the facility, they begin to rethink their place in society. As the group becomes acquainted with Adam, they begin to fully realize the potential of their abilities.
With Hadestown, celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) transform Mitchell's "phenomenal concept album" (Rolling Stone) into a bold new work for the stage. This folk opera follows Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Together we travel from wide open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down to Hadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor and full stomachs. Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Mitchell's beguiling melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death.
Nominated for a record breaking 16 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind the In The Heights comes Hamilton, a new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
After centuries of performances and countless adaptations of this iconic work, what remains is a vision of Hamlet that has never been seen before and never will again.
Oscar Isaac in Hamlet staged by Sam Gold.
Oscar is celebrated for the honesty, authenticity, and intensity of his performances, and Hamlet marks his long-desired return to theatre after an impressive series of starring film and television roles. Sam is renowned for the transparent subtlety and nuance of the theatrical worlds he creates, Together Oscar Isaac and Sam Gold will explore the 'undiscovered country' of Hamlet's world which begins, of course, with the first words of the play, 'Who's there?'"
Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things—finding his real mother, and playing the famous gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of his mother the queen. Hamlet In Bed is a twisty and darkly comic story about mothers and sons--about what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now—and about families—the ones we're born into, and the ones we find along the way.
Twenty-five years ago, a motley group of friends met as kids at a summer camp where the head counselor secretly taught them that their disabilities could be "cured" through the power of prayer. Today, the group has gathered to mourn the untimely passing of one of its members. Over the course of the night, old wounds are uncovered, friendships are tested and the truth surrounding their late friend becomes troublingly clear.
Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie (Mary-Louise Parker) spots Alex (Denis Arndt), a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive), Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
This new production of Hello, Dolly!, the first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will have at its helm Jerry Zaks as its director, and will feature choreography by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. The new Dolly! will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
Trumpet icon Herb Alpert and Grammy Award-winning vocalist/producer Lani Hall return to Café Carlyle. Lani Hall started her career as the lead singer of Sergio Mendes' breakthrough group, Brasil 66. Herb Alpert's legendary career includes five decades of unprecedented breakthroughs as a musician, painter, sculptor, and record executive and philanthropist. In the past two years alone, he won his ninth GRAMMY® for 2013's Steppin' Out and received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. Come Fly With Me, the latest album on his own label, Herb Alpert Presents, is some of the best work of Herb Alpert's career, rivaling his classic Tijuana Brass output. In the past year, Alpert composed seven original songs for the album, drawn from a diversity of musical influences, with inventive arrangements and lush orchestrations. His stirring new material is wonderfully complimented by fresh interpretations of some of the most indelible melodies of the 20th century.
Heralded as "the greatest songwriter that has ever lived" by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable American classics such as "White Christmas," "God Bless America," "Anything You Can Do," and "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails." Songwriter Jerome Kern said it all: "Irving Berlin...IS American music." In this tour de force performance by award winning showman Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone and Maestro: Leonard Bernstein, performed at Town Hall in 2014), the remarkable story of "America's composer" comes to life. We're taken from the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York's Lower East Side - and ultimately all of America and the world. Featuring the composer's most popular and enduring songs and beyond, Hershey Felder's masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey that epitomizes the American dream.
An Off Off Broadway Show in which an interactive Cast of incredible Talent will motivate you to MOVE as you combine your Workout Time with your Party time led by fitness Guru and recording artist Marina Kamen AKA MARINA.
It is one of the world's great romances. Himself: an internationally acclaimed author, whose words awakened the world. Nora: the chambermaid, whose passion and acerbic wit ignited the genius of James Joyce.
Ripped from pages of their intimate life together and inspired by their Irish roots, Himself and Nora is "the lively, sometimes lusty, spin through the love life, troubles and literary times of the great Irish writer" (NY Times). Starring Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys, Miss Saigon) and written by Jonathan Brielle, this untold story is a scintillating expose that opens a window into an unconventional and passionate love affair which changed literature forever.
Hoi Polloi has music, lyrics and libretto by Noel Coward. It was planned for production in 1949. Some of its songs were subsequently used in Coward's Ace of Clubs and Sail Away. We are honored that Musicals Tonight has been selected to offer this world premiere with an adaptation by Barry Day, OBE.
Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. He quickly discovers life isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?
Honestly Abe - The Musical, is based upon young Abraham Lincoln when he was a teenage 'railsplitter' in Indiana. This is the least known, but most formative, entertaining, and joyous period of his life.
This past fall Padraic Lillis was a guest artist at a university where a student that was charming, bright, witty, and warm, a person that no one could say a negative word about, committed suicide. It was a shock to everyone. 105 people die from suicide each day in the United States and the rate is rising. One reason is because we don't talk about it. This event inspired Padraic to create this play as an honest, intimate, slightly humorous sharing of his experiences in the hopes of opening up the conversation on the topic of suicide.
Federico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is the story of a tyrannical mother who dominates her five unmarried daughters - all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. This repressed environment leads to an explosion of hatred, jealousy, despair and passion - and tragic consequences.
How to Be a New Yorker shows audiences everything they ever needed to know about what it takes to be a real New Yorker, or at least not stand out as a tourist.
Nominated for 6 Tony Awards, including Best Play!
The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heart-breaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic.
Indulge a bachelorette party fantasy, celebrate a birthday, or have the ultimate girls' night out at NYC's longest running male revue show. Yes girls, you can bring your male friends with you.
I Can Get It for You Wholesale is a 1962 musical that marked the Broadway debut of 19-year-old Barbra Streisand, who was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.
The story is set in the New York City Garment District in 1937, during the Great Depression, and the songs utilize traditional Jewish harmonies evocative of the setting and the period of the show. Harry Bogen is an ambitious, unscrupulous young businessman in the 1930s New York City garment industry. He will stop at nothing to get to the top: he lies to his mother and his girlfriend, Ruthie Rivkin, who try to help him become a better person, but he embezzles company funds from Apex Modes and betrays his friends and partners. Harry leaves Ruthie to take up with Martha Mills, a dancer in Club Rio Rhumba, but when he loses his friends and goes bankrupt, his mother and Ruthie stand by him.
A radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh by Eugene o'Neill, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. Lead Artists include Julia Sirna-Frest (actor / director), Katie Rose McLaughlin (choreographer), Yuris Skujins (actor), and Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew (lighting/projection designer, director, puppeteer).
The Lab program will also include a staged reading of Beyond the Horizon by Ann Marie Dorr on 6/14; a Theater Making Workshop for Military Veterans on 6/15; a special workshop showing of Strange Interlude by David Greenspan (in partnership with Transport Group) on 6/21; an afternoon pub crawl on 6/25 with O'Neill biographer Robert M. Dowling.
In July of 2000, immediately following the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at Camp David, three adult siblings and their families gather in a suburb of DC for their father, Lou's, 75th birthday. Middle son Michael, a Jewish studies professor, has recently finished the manuscript he hopes will push him into tenure. Dedicated to his father, a Jewish WWII veteran, the book argues an incendiary point about American Jews, Israel, and the Holocaust – but Lou hasn't said a word about it, leaving Michael uneasy. And as the visit continues, it becomes clear that Lou isn't the only member of the family leaving things unspoken. Money, marriage, and career pressures bear down, quickly turning familial responsibility into resentment. With deep sensitivity and dark humor, If I Forget focuses an unwavering gaze on the personal politics of family, heritage, and history – and the scars and legacies they leave behind.
Il Divo performs at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, September 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 13 at 10am.
The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit comedy with drinks and music - get your tickets early as this show sells out weekly! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy that was actually used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and - like any good bartender - keeps his guests laughing throughout the night! Tickets include three cocktails!
A trilogy of one-act plays, The Immortals imagines the lives of iconic artists Matisse, Van Gogh and Picasso, masterfully creating a literary collage of their words and those of their contemporaries. A two-time Obie award-winner, Mee brings to vivid life their common nonconformity with the great humor, insight and genuine respect of a writer whose plays are their own inimitable genre.
With tongue in cheek, Mee affectionately sends up Sondeim's Sunday in the Park with George and countless other plays and biopics that exploit the cliché of the artist's struggles with poverty, self-absorption, and the muse.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, The City of Conversation), Incognito takes us into the last uncharted realm—the mind.
Indecent is a deeply moving new play with music, inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance — a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
Abandoned by his wayward mom, Daniel is consigned to spend summer with granddad in a Rhode Island beach town, where the locals don't look kindly on city kids. But his hapless vacation turns around when he meets Izzy: tough-acting, back-sassing, beguiling, and taken. Gregory S. Moss's feisty romantic comedy follows a passing fling that could last a lifetime — as impossible and charmed as an indian summer.
The New York City Gay Men's Chorus presents It's Complicated, stories and songs celebrating love in the 21st century. A year on from achieving marriage equality, It's Complicated celebrates love in its entire magical, messy, mad, and magnificent splendor. The modern world has spawned new types of relationships, new ways of finding love, and even new ways of expressing it, but some of the most challenging and magical parts of relationships are timeless. By weaving stories and song, It's Complicated opens a window into the lives of some fascinating people whose stories will forever change the perspective of your own relationships.
SubCulture is pleased to announce a new, monthly concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown's. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. Plus, there's always the possibility of some very special guests stopping by to join Jason.
Presented in the newly created Write Act Repertory Theater in the heART of Times Square comes Jello Shots, a presentation of one act plays by young and talented directors and producers.
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical!
Jersey Boys is the Broadway musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide -- all before they were thirty. Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," among others.
Jersey Boys offers a limited number of Student Rush tickets per performance. Rush tickets are $27 each, cash only, and available at the box office on the day of the performance beginning at 10:00 AM. Two kinds of photo ID must be shown: a non-expired full time student ID, as well as a government issued photo ID, drivers license or passport. Limit 2 tickets per person per 30 day period. Tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Locations may be partial view.
Jim Caruso's Cast Party, a popular weekly event on Monday nights, is now at Birdland!
"No one can be called a true New Yorker until they've been to the Cast Party, which is to Broadway what the Conde-Nast cafeteria is to publishing. Divas and dapper-dans insouciantly sip cocktails while watching each other sing and perform at the open-mic event during Broadway's dark night," says Next Magazine. Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts a combination open-mic, networking event and party in which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Performers are accompanied by Billy Stritch, pianist and musical director for Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour.
Only one of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's plays in the author's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway – until now. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss' son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. MTC has a long history of co-producing works by this legendary playwright: King Hedley II, Seven Guitars and The Piano Lesson, and is proud to produce this Broadway debut.
Joan Belgrave Brings a Soulful Detroit Jazz Style to the Metropolitan Room. With Jazz Legend Bertha Hope on Piano, Sylvia Cuenca on Drums, and Endea Owens on bass, these ladies swing it hard, and keep you wanting more!
In the spring of 1895, Oscar Wilde was larger than life. His masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest was a hit in the West End; he was the toast of London. Yet by summer he was serving two years in prison for gross indecency.
Celebrated film and stage actor Rupert Everett captures the brilliant gay aesthete in the Hampstead Theatre production of lauded playwright David Hare's (Skylight, The Hours) 1998 play, courtesy of Chichester Festival Theatre and directed by Neil Armfield (The Diary of a Madman, 2011 Spring Season). Taking as its inspiration the "love that dare not speak its name"—Wilde's adoration for Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas—The Judas Kiss captures the before and after of Wilde's downfall: cajoled by Bosie into an ill-fated trial, then destitute and in exile in Naples following his imprisonment. The result is this multidimensional study of an icon faced with annihilation, still cleaving with remarkable sincerity to his ideals of beauty "above everything, and in all things."
It's 1941 and Alice "Al" Huffman comes from the potato fields of Long Island with her beau, her best girlfriend and her girlfriend's beau to make it on the Broadway stage only to find she has no talent. She meets Max, a former producer, talent manager and possible con man who introduces her to the glamorous, perpetually on the brink of stardom night club singer, Juliana. Juliana's voice sounds to Al like "warm milk slipping down the whole of my body."
Al is increasingly drawn into a secret gay underworld of men who wear dresses and women who smoke cigars, while her childhood friends continue in their "normal" lives. Al glides easily between the two worlds until these worlds begin to collide.
Juliana is the first in a series of novels about the same characters living through forthcoming decades of LGBT history.
Julie is a fresh and violent new work based on August Strindbergs' Miss Julie. premiering this fall during the Thespis Theater Festival.
From Bob and Tobly McSmith, the Creators of Full House! The Musical!, Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical! and Showgirls! The Musical!, Katdashians! Break the Musical! is the story of a clan of internet famous cats torn apart by Fame, Family, and Friskies!
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical!
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You", "Hello Young Lovers", "Shall We Dance", "I Have Dreamed", and "Something Wonderful." Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children.
Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they're each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?
Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical!
The unforgettable Broadway sensation with music by Tony and Grammy®-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. It's a feel-good celebration packed with nonstop fun... and a kick of pure joy!
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots features a book by Tony-winning theater legend Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. It 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. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that's ever rocked the runways of Milan… giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.
An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration and passion where you least expect, Kinky Boots proves that you change the world when you change your mind. Experience the uplifting power of this Tony-winning Best Musical that will raise your spirits to new heights!
A digital lottery system for tickets will begin taking names for $37 tickets at the time of curtain for the previous performance up to three and a half hours before curtain of the desired performance. One entry per person. Winners will be notified via email and may pick up and pay for up to two tickets at the box office anytime between the drawing and 30 minutes prior to curtain.
In a small town in the rural Midwest, two childhood friends sneak away to play pretend in a nearby deserted fairground. Life back in town finds them crippled by trauma and shackled by cycles of silence and shame, forcing them to run away. Suddenly they are left to fend for each other amidst the crumbling fairgrounds, and their crumbling innocence, as they learn to maneuver through puberty and triggering what feels like love.
Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Kristine Mills is proud to announce the official release of her 6th studio recording, BOSSAtoo. Join us for the Official CD release concert with the extraordinary band (Klaus Mueller piano, Itaiguara Brandao bass/guitar, Portinho drums and Kristine Mills vocals/guitar) who recorded the CD!
The songs of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, from "Suddenly, Seymour" to "Under the Sea," have become part of the American subconscious—but few have heard their first musical, Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The 1979 show tells the story of Eliot Rosewater (Santino Fontana), a drunken millionaire who decides to blow his fortune on a town full of pitiable creatures: the illiterate, the depressed, and the eternally pregnant. But there are forces who want to put the kibosh on his philanthropy—like Norman Mushari (Skylar Astin), a lawyer plotting to have Eliot declared insane. With an irresistible crazy-quilt score that volleys between pop, ragtime, Gilbert & Sullivan, and proto-Disney ballads, Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater deserves to be part of our world again. The Encores! Off-Center production will feature orchestrations by Danny Troob, which will be heard for the first time.
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival - 11th season From the world premiere of a new work by the intergenerational trans-gender ballet company Ballez to the La MaMa premiere of a young Korean contemporary dance group, Project S, to shared evenings of both talented emerging and mid-career choreographers, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival reflects La MaMa's longstanding dedication to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures. This year's festival features: Ballez, Suk Soon Jung/Project S, Paula Josa-Jones, Amanda Loulaki, Yvonne Meier, InNprogress Collective, B.S. Movement & Jumatatu Poe, Tiffany Mills Company and more.
Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.
Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Tony Taccone, directs this incendiary new show from one the most provocatively hilarious satirists in American theater.
Laugh and a Draft is a free stand-up comedy show featuring talented up and coming comedians hosted, produced, and booked by Jared Wilder at Flannery's Bar.
Laugh and a Draft is a comedy-variety show produced and hosted by Jared Wilder through SomethinWilder Productions featuring the best up and coming talent in New York.
In a personal, revealing evening of song and stories, Broadway leading lady Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof) shares her journey of coming to New York City and making it her home. You'll hear some of her most favorite songs, ranging from musical theatre classics like "Don't Rain on My Parade", to current pop hits by artists such as Sara Bareilles. There will even be tunes from her favorite shows written by Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, and Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy… who wrote her current Broadway venture, Finding Neverland. Laura Michelle Kelly invites you to experience her heart and a taste of what makes her feel at home. Be ready for some fun surprises and a big hearted welcome!
Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding? Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval. From the darkly funny writer of Bachelorette, Layover asks the question: Can you ever really get to know somebody when you're hiding so much yourself?
Tony winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall returns to Café Carlyle. Lena Hall just completed touring the US and Canada with Josh Groban on the Stages tour and ended her critically acclaimed run starring as Yitzhak in the hit Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch for which she won the 2014 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Musical.
The passion, the love, and the tormented beauty of the life of Vincent van Gogh is dramatized in this intimate play, which playwright Leonard Nimoy adapted from the hundreds of letters between Vincent and his closest ally: his brother, Theo. Van Gogh's story is so much more than that of the misunderstood genius who cut off his own ear. In this play, Vincent's brother, Theo, movingly reveals Vincent as few knew him. Theo teaches us the meaning and significance of his brother's life to all humankind: Vincent van Gogh lives on as a symbol of inspiration, courage, passion, and the lust for life that art kindles in all of us. Vincent includes over 100 stunning high-resolution projections of Van Gogh's artwork. Originally performed by Mr. Nimoy himself, this production stars James Briggs, who has toured the country to popular acclaim for three years.
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos' novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world. Two hundred years later, in 1985, Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation became an award-winning sensation in London's West End and on Broadway, followed by the Academy Award-winning film Dangerous Liaisons starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. Josie Rourke's acclaimed production transfers to Broadway after a sold-out engagement at London's Donmar Warehouse which ended earlier this year and starred Janet McTeer. The production was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival.
Nominated for 3 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical!
Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master Of The House" and many more.
Legendary actresses Angela Lansbury and Dana Ivey come together for one unforgettable evening to lead a staged reading of Peter Shaffer's beloved British comedy. In Lettice & Lovage, eccentric tour guide Lettice Douffet channels her flair for the dramatic into embellishing the history of dreary Fustian House, the least stately of London's stately homes. But her flights of fancy are cut short when she encounters Lotte Schoen, a straitlaced bureaucrat from the Preservation Trust. As their animosity gives way to an unlikely friendship born of a shared enthusiasm for historical reenactments, Lettice and Lotte discover that their elaborate fantasies have unintended real-world complications.
Based on true events, Liberty is an entertaining 80-minute theatrical experience starring Abigail Shapiro (How The Grinch Stole Christmas) as Liberty, telling the story of a young French immigrant who arrives in New York Harbor in 1884. Coming to the United States in the middle of a national immigration debate and a terrible recession, political forces are aligning to deport her. With a strong resolve and a mighty spirit, she battles to gain acceptance and eventually becomes a lasting symbol of the young country.
In celebration of John Kander's 90th birthday, The New York Pops brings to life his five-decade partnership with Fred Ebb with songs from their hit Broadway shows including Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Scottsboro Boys, and Chicago.
Jacqueline Wade (prouder at Women of Color Films) reimagines this staple of New York City's downtown theater scene, featuring a cast that reflects the diversity of New York. LINE, the longest-running play in Manhattan and the longest-running Off-Off-Broadway show [ever], now has a 21st Century twist. A predominantly African-American, multi-racial cast gives new meaning to Israel Horovitz's ageless parable. Ms. Wade will also host workshops and talk-backs on the issues brought up in this absurdist masterpiece.
Based on the 1994 Disney animated film, The Lion King continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. With a powerful score by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, The Lion King continues to amaze with astounding stage wizardry from visionary director Julie Taymor. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna.
Experience the stunning visual artistry, the unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon—one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life on stage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, The Lion King has found its way into the hearts of millions.
The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all.
Dubbed the "Belle of the Blues" for her crystal pure voice and charming stage presence, she the playfulness and daring of a little girl riding a bicycle with no hands, as Lisa strides into various musical territories with wild abandonment.
As a storyteller, singer, songwriter, and actress, Lisa guides the audience on a musical journey from Blues to Jazz, performing some of her original music, as well as the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Nina Simone, and Etta James. Lisa wraps the music of all of these influential women into one intoxicating performance.
Joined by Jeff Levine on piano who was commissioned to arrange a medley of Ray Charles music for the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Awards Show honoring Ray.
New York, the city that brought you Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black and Chris Rock, to name a few. The Mecca of comedy will come together to enjoy the funniest people in the business performing at the Times Square Comedy Festival.
Live from Broadway is the biggest comedy event in New York featuring the top stand-up comedians in the country performing on Broadway in Times Square.
A modern theatrical event, SeaWife envelops its audience in the epic journey of Percy, a young sailor bred within the golden age of the American whaling industry, as he searches for a greater glory than killing leviathan. From haunting folk ballads to rhythmic bluegrass melodies, SeaWife's original enchanting score weaves lush harmonies and folk instrumentation to create a unique acoustic sound.
Nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play!
Elegant in its simplicity yet limitless in its scope, Long Day's Journey Into Night is the tale of an ordinary summer's day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author's personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth—and conceal—a lifetime of secrets continues to reveal itself to audiences as one of the most profound and powerful plays ever brought to the stage.
Louisiana Purchase is a 1940 musical by Irving Berlin that is set in New Orleans, and satirizes then-Louisiana Governor Huey Long.
An honest U.S. senator travels to Louisiana to investigate corruption in the Louisiana Purchase Company; the company's lawyer attempts to divert him via the attentions of two beautiful women, but the senator maintains his integrity and ends up marrying one of them.
Locked In The Attic Productions presents an original Seanie Sugrue play performed in three acts!
A paralytic presentation of murder, deceit and sexism. This series of stories, akin with a thin thread of correlation, attempt to prove whether its title holds true, that Love Is Dead!
It's the late 1960s in a north London flat, and Henry is excitedly anticipating the arrival of his date, Sandra. The night changes course when Sandra and Henry's brother Kenneth quickly realize how much they have in common—their love of Rock and Roll and their love of marijuana, for starters. A fiery relationship is sparked in the haze of the 60s, and charred by today's brutal realities. Fast forward twenty-three years, and the economy and politics of an ever-changing world are wearing on the marriage of this baby boomer couple. Can they remain faithful to each other while trying to provide a loving and supportive home for their children—children who are growing up in a time when the next generation is not always provided for? Spanning more than four decades, this dark comedy is the story of what happens when the free-loving teens of the 60s face the harsh realities of today's world. From passion to paranoia, Love, Love, Love takes on the baby boomer generation as it retires, and finds it full of trouble.
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents an all-new celebration of Chinese culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The festive, family-friendly event will showcase thrilling choreography inspired by shadow puppetry, Peking Opera performers in dazzling costumes, live music performed by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, and a traditional Chinese marketplace.
Ginned-up dame Madame La Gimp sells yesterday's news up and down Broadway. When her street-wise friends, led by Dave the Dude, learn that her estranged daughter is coming for a visit— with her Spanish nobleman fiancé in tow — they transform this washed-up woman into a lady for the day, with her fellow street hustlers and vagabonds taking on the roles of society swells. This classic Runyon story foxtrots to the 59E59 stage in a Prohibition era-inspired new musical.
In a city with millions of things to see and do, there is only one place where every day over 220 world-famous celebrities provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Become a star at Madame Tussauds New York with over 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square. Gossip with Hollywood's hottest celebrities, give an earful to world leaders, or take your photo with historical icons. Get up close with Justin Bieber, Diddy, Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, and so many more.
NEW this year is Marvel Super Heroes 4D! Step inside the top secret command center to unlock your powers alongside the Hulk, Spider-Man and more. Pass their tests and advance to the thrilling finale, the Marvel Superheroes Cinema 4D Experience. Don't miss this all new interactive adventure!
A darkly comedic puppet musical inspired by true events, Made in China is a fantastical exploration of human rights, consumerism and morality as told through the unlikely love story between an odd middle-aged American woman and her Chinese ex-pat neighbor. Made in China features 30 puppets, seven puppeteers, music inspired by both American and Chinese traditions, and animated video.
The Made-Up Musical sings and dances its way onto the Magnet Theater stage with a one of a kind musical comedy every week! After an interview with an audience member, the cast weaves together a full one-act musical, complete with all the songs, trappings and melodrama you'd expect from our friends on Broadway.
Leonard Bernstein, one of America's greatest musicians, broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world's musical ambassador. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star…for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist. In Maestro, Hershey Felder combines narrative with Leonard Bernstein's music and the music of Beethoven, Wagner, Mahler, Copeland and others to bring to life the man the entire world knew as "Lenny."
Ring in the holidays with The New York Pops and friends in a concert featuring festive classics and a few surprises.
The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton-candied colored musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet "The Wonderettes", four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. Audiences experience their lives and loves from prom night to their ten year reunion as told through more than twenty chart topping hits of the era!
This summer, renowned Russian director Aleksey Burago brings to life one of the most extraordinary novels of the twentieth century: The Master and Margarita. Written in secrecy during the darkest period of Stalin's reign, it is part love story, part phantasmagoria, and part biting satire. On a hot spring day, the Devil pays a visit to Moscow. His retinue includes a naked witch, a fanged assassin, a vodka swigging black cat, and a slew of other dazzling characters who soon wreak havoc among the cultural elite. But the Devil's mission quickly becomes entangled with the fate of the Master - a writer who has turned his back on his former life and taken refuge in a lunatic asylum - and his past lover, Margarita, who decides to sell her soul to save him. This July, join The Russian Arts Theater and Studio at the West End Theater and experience the magical and devastating world of Mikhail Bulgakov. Performed in English.
In a small tea shop in South Africa, two black men and a young white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe. Winner of the Drama Desk and London Evening Standard Awards for Best Play, "Master Harold" ... and the boys reveals the profound personal consequences of oppression.
In Material Witness, Spiderwoman Theater, regarded as one the most influential Native theatre companies "in the history of the country" (Oskar Eustis, Public Theater), turns their "story-weaving" dance-theatre to issues of violence against women in Indigenous communities. Weaving together the real-life experiences of a multigenerational cast that also includes Native actors from Canada, the collaborative piece celebrates courage and generates healing. Stalwarts of the downtown performance scene, Spiderwoman, cited for their "rollicking humor" by The New York Times, are marking their 40th anniversary.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical!
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.
With a book by Dennis Kelly and a score by Tim Minchin, Matilda won a record-breaking seven 2012 Olivier Awards, including Best Musical, after making its West End premiere with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) helms the Broadway production.
A limited number of $32 seats will be available each day via MatildaLottery.com. Entries can be submitted the day of the preferred performance, by 11am for matinees or by 3pm for evening performances. Entrants may choose to be notified of winning via email or text, and winners may claim up to two tickets, which will be held for purchase at the box office.
In addition, the production will newly offer a limited number of $27 general rush tickets at the opening of the box office each day.
For both lottery and rush, there will be a limit of two tickets per customer. Cash or credit will be accepted for all lottery and rush tickets, which are non-transferable and may be purchased at the box office only with valid photo ID. Seat locations will vary based on availability and may be partial view.
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with various forms of improv comedy. The forms are constantly evolving, and no two shows are the same. Come see what your favorites are up to this week.
Four Time Grammy Nominee & Tony Award Winner Melba Moore Covers Iconic Legends at the Metropolitan Room.
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the joyfully anachronistic retelling of the 1869 Powell expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.
Dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," this multi-platinum-selling entertainer brings his impeccable interpretative skills to some of the greatest tunes of the 20th century with his Sinatra Centennial Celebration, an intimate evening celebrating the anniversary of the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra.
Our modern take on A Midsummer Night's Dream transports audiences to the enchanted urban forest of NYC's Lower East Side. Lines are blurred between fairy and starving artist, musician and noble lord, as we follow the interwoven storylines of four young lovers, a troupe of madcap actors and the fairies who toy with their fates. The show mixes Shakespeare and comedy, with music and dance. The Bard's classic in an interactive, accessible and light way. It will appeal to the most avid Shakespeare fan, as well as to those experiencing a live play for the first time.
Set in a modern day playground, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tamilla Woodard, riffs on the culture of uber celebrity, where Oberon and Tatiana are the Kanye and Kim of the fairy world. As they argue, their immense celebrity and power creates a hysterical ripple effect in the mortal world.
Mike Birbiglia declares that a joke should never end with 'I'm joking.' In his all-new comedy, Birbiglia tiptoes hilariously through the minefield that is modern-day joke-telling. Join Mike as he learns that the same jokes that elicit laughter have the power to produce tears, rage, and a whole lot of getting yelled at. Ultimately it's a show that asks, "How far should we go for the laugh?"
Under the direction of Mr. Joel Carlson, the Grammy Award-winning music program for the wind ensembles, vocal ensembles and symphony at Mira Costa High School (MCHS) in Manhattan Beach, California is rooted in a tradition and commitment to comprehensive music education through performance.
Steve Cohen, "The Millionaires' Magician," is proud to present the world's most exclusive magic show, Miracles at Midnight.
Held once a month at midnight in New York City's famed Waldorf Towers, the show seats twenty guests only.
You will experience Cohen's one-of-a-kind miracles up close, and will be inches away from the magic. Indeed, some of the magic will take place in your own hands and inside your own mind.
Watch as Cohen will:
· Perform unique sleight of hand and mind reading · Move objects without touching them. · Tap into the thoughts of audience members he has never met before.
In Miracles at Midnight, Cohen combines favorites from his long-running show, Chamber Magic, along with a dozen miracles that have previously been reserved for his private performances.
Witness some of the wonders he has personally performed for Warren Buffett, Barry Diller, David Rockefeller, Michael Bloomberg, Jack Welch, Martha Stewart, Stephen Sondheim, the Queen of Morocco, and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
The result will be a night you'll talk about and remember for years.
Cocktail attire required.
Magical Nights Inc. presents New York's longest running magic series, Monday Night Magic. Every show features a minimum of six internationally renowned magicians performing in an intimate theatrical setting. The fun continues during intermission as sleight-of-hand close-up magicians mingle with the audience. Monday Night Magic performers have been featured on numerous television shows, including ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, NBC's Today Show and most recently on The Wall Street Journal Report. Visit www.mondaynightmagic.com for more information on upcoming performers.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown The Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.
Mr. Wonderful is a 1956 musical that was written specifically to showcase the talents of Sammy Davis, Jr., and Chita Rivera.
The plot focuses on night club entertainer Charlie Welch's and his personal and show business struggles.- being black in a "white world."
The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot ensemble opens the third season of Shakespeare performances in Bryant Park with Much Ado about Nothing set in the Post World War I Suffragette movement. This free production, directed by Hamilton Clancy, is one of three plays that is included in Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare and is offered from May 19 to June 4 on the Upper Terrace of Bryant Park, behind the New York Public Library.
The mob just made a hit but everyone is going to live to talk about it, and talking they are because, when the "boys" get together it's murder! Join us for a private audience with the Don, maybe he'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Mingle with mobsters and molls, meet the new "Boss of Bosses", break bread and heads with wiseguys and Mafia princesses. Sure you'll be rubbing elbows with goodfellas and ducking bullets over Broadway but it won't stop the fun! Eat, Drink, Dance, and be Merry, for tonight you could die...laughing!
The two and a half hour interactive comedy mystery features a three course sit down dinner and dancing . "Fuhgeddaboudit" !! You even have the chance to solve the case and win some prizes. Seven prizes in every performance including "Academy Awards" for the best actor & actress chosen from the audience.
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world.
In the past seven years, the Museum of Sex has generated 14 exhibitions and 5 virtual installations, each in keeping with the Museum's mission of advocating open discourse surrounding sex and sexuality as well as striving to present to the public the best in current scholarship unhindered by self-censorship. With each new exhibition, lecture series, event and publication, the Museum of Sex is committed to addressing a wide range of topics, while simultaneously highlighting material and artifacts from different continents, cultures, time periods and media.
The Museum's permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts is comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Additionally, the museum houses both a research library as well as an extensive multimedia library, which includes 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, BETA, VHS and DVDs. From fine art to historical ephemera to film, the Museum of Sex preserves an ever-growing collection of sexually related objects that would otherwise be destroyed and discarded due to their sexual content.
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Musical Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with a completely improvised musical. No two shows are the same; come see what your favorites are up to this week!
For the 50th anniversary of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's landmark production of My Fair Lady, The New York Pops highlights the songwriting team's legendary collaborations from the Golden Age of Broadway, including Camelot, Brigadoon, Gigi, and Paint Your Wagon.
In the third chapter of the Big Gay Italian trilogy. Wilkinson's character is approaching his 40's and is faced with the challenges of balancing his now very successful weight loss company with past and present gay relationships. Fun familiar characters and some new ones come together to join him on his journey in another outrageous comedy of errors.
Nads is a laugh-out-loud ladies' night of fun that any fan of "guy candy" won't want to miss. Mix a little "Whose Line is it Anyway?" with a little "Magic Mike," then stir in some drink specials with a table full of your besties, and you have the recipe for a perfect girls' night out!
The men of Nads are all accomplished stars of the stage and screen, and by far the hottest men in comedy. The Runway Package will get audience members up-close and personal with the Nads as they make it all up on the spot and interact directly with the crowd.
Nads is hosted by the devilishly wicked Nicholas Sotack and his puppet Kenny, a self described ladies man who has the unfortunate disadvantage of being connected to a gay man arm!
In Naked Boys Singing!, each of the six boys performs a solo tune that celebrates the male anatomy with playful wit and unabashed explicitness. Whether extolling the anxiety of a high school locker room or the celebrating the joys of performing in the buff, every penile synonym known to man is referenced in the show. The boys also perform together in ensemble pieces that get crowds roaring.
The women of the Muscolino family have lived for years under the frightening temper of their husband and father. All are desperate for a life beyond their four walls, hiding dreams, loves, and longings. But when an accidental tragedy rocks the neighborhood, the family's plans are put on hold. The women fight to find their voices and struggle to hold on to them and to each other. Napoli, Brooklyn is a play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness in 1960s Brooklyn.
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 stars multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban in his Broadway debut. Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace,this "vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical" (NY Times) is "stunning and blazingly original" (Entertainment Weekly) and brings us just inches from Tolstoy's brash young lovers as they light up Moscow in a "heaven-sent fireball" (NY Times) of romance and passion.
NATASHA IS YOUNG, ANATOLE IS HOT, AND ANDREY ISN'T HERE… BUT WHAT ABOUT PIERRE?
Natasha is a beautiful ingénue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancée Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre (Groban), the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption… and to the renewal of his own soul.
"One of the decade's best musicals" (Time Out NY), THE GREAT COMET has "rousing music and ravishing performances" (Daily News) with a groundbreaking score that mixes rock, pop, soul, folk and electronic dance music with classic Broadway. THE GREAT COMET arrives fresh off its sold-out run in Boston and its critically acclaimed 2013 Off-Broadway premiere. Its renowned creative team has reimagined the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective and an unforgettable experience which is "thrilling, a feast for the senses" (Associated Press) and "inventive, ravishing and full-on romantic" (NY Post).
Student performers qualify to compete in the national program by winning top honors at regional high school musical theatre awards competitions presented by Broadway League member performing arts centers. Over 1,000 high schools and 50,000 students participate in these annual events. Since its inception in 2009, the NHSMTA has enabled over $1,000,000 in university and conservatory scholarships to be awarded to talented students at the national and local level—several of whom have already been cast in Broadway, Touring and West End productions.
Funked Up Fairy Tales by Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Miracle Brothers) is a collection of delightfully twisted urban fairy tales for sophisticated children and grown-up kids. The show welcomes you to the world of Titania, Faireetheeya, and Magikwanda: teenage fairies with attitude. They wag their heads and suck their teeth as they turn things upside down to pass their Fairyland Academy exam. Will they pull through with flying colors and earn their Happy Ending rowns?
New York Broadway Tours, combining the rich history of New York's musical theatre scene with real New York actors who are also professional licensed tour guides!
New York Broadway Tours is a unique experience! These gifted actors, singers, dancers have a passion for sharing their love of the stage and the city with you! Think of the tour as the equivalent to an interactive walking, talking, singing Broadway show where YOU get the chance to be a STAR!
It's great for kids of all ages and definitely a Broadway show you will never forget.
After a wildly successful outing at the open-air venue in summer 2015, The New York Pops is proud to return to Queens with a full, 78-piece orchestra. The concert will also continue the expanded version of the orchestra's Kids in the Balcony program, offering 1,000 children an opportunity to attend and learn about live music for free.
This summer, come along for the ultimate New York adventure with the Rockettes® in a show that makes the ordinary extraordinary — the New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes™ presented by Chase! See one family's day in New York City magically come to life on stage, showing its many splendid wonders and bringing the family closer together.
Bring your family to Radio City Music Hall®, June 15th through August 7th, and give them a summer outing to remember!
Enjoy the Ride TM-With a guide! The only harbor cruise that lets you hop off, explore, then hop on again! Take an express trip from West 44th St. to Battery Park, then to South Street Seaport and across the East River to Brooklyn's DUMBO Fulton Ferry Landing-then back up to West 44th St.! Get amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge and visit New York's bustling waterfront neighborhoods along our guided tour! Additionally you can package your Hop-On/Hop-Off cruise with a visit to the national September 11 Memorial. As the select transportation partner of the 9/11 Memorial, free Memorial Visitor passes are offered with the purchase of a select Hop-On/Hop-Off Combo ticket. The timed visitor passes allow passengers to plan their visit to the 9/11 Memorial at a select time that coordinates with a designated boat departure. *Good for up to 4 people
Bullets fly and bathtub gin flows in Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition jape The New Yorkers, a gleefully amoral celebration of speakeasies, gangsters, society dames, and the great city they love. The musical centers on featherbrained socialite Alice Miller, whose bootlegger beau leads her on a madcap romp from Park Avenue to Sing Sing and back again. The New Yorkers produced a number of standards—"I Happen to Like New York," "Love for Sale"—but much of the original material has been lost, making this Encores!'s most ambitious musical reconstruction ever.
Any idea what happens when two people pretending to be wealthy get together and exchange vows only to find out they are both broke? Well The Newlyweds is a romantic comedy about a couple that meet thinking the other is rich and decide to quickly get married before their covers are blown!
You are cordially invited to witness the nuptials in this hip & hilarious comedy!! When Shaun Wilson hits rock bottom he decides the only way for him to reach his goals is to find a Sugar Momma -- that's when he meets Mallory Calderone, a live-in housekeeper for a billionaire, dressed up in her bosses clothes she finally meets the man of her dreams who happens to be a fast talking hustler pretending to be rich!
Will The Newlyweds be able to honor their vows through sickness and no wealth? Watch as these two imposters take you on a roller coaster of love and marriage.
No one in the news is safe! The Drama Desk nominated musical revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. With songs and material being updated on a regular basis, composer-lyricist (Drama Desk Nominee) Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof!
Next To Normal is a profoundly moving, shape-shifting, pop-rock musical for audiences who want to feel everything in one theatrical ride.
With flashes of humor, surprises, and smart lyrics that move you to the core, this contemporary musical is an unflinching portrait of the effects of mental illness on a typical American suburban family. Just how far will two parents go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact?
Looking past what's seemingly normal, this brave and breathtaking musical addresses issues of ethics in modern psychiatry, grieving, loss, denial, and suburban family life. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and three TONY Awards including Best Musical Score.
Patron Advisory: Music Theatre International rates Next To Normal PG-13. It contains strong language, mature content, & deals with themes of mental illness
BAM's Next Wave Festival has permanently changed the artistic landscape, featuring breakout performances and landmark productions. Using a name that plays on the New Wave in French cinema, BAM president and executive producer Harvey Lichtenstein launched a series entitled "The Next Wave/New Masters" in November 1981 with four productions: three dance works, plus Philip Glass' new opera Satyagraha. A more ambitious program followed in 1982, including a two-evening performance work by Laurie Anderson entitled United States: Parts I-IV.
The success of these first two years helped propel a bolder and riskier program in the years to come—one that has defined BAM and an entire generation of artists. Current Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo was the producing director of the Next Wave in its inception and continues to spearhead BAM's adventurous programming roster with emerging and established artists, including Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Robert Wilson, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, and Lev Dodin.
A new musical adaptation of Hamlet driven by a muscular, vulnerable heroine, putting herself in harm's way for justice.
Petra is a war widow, supporting herself & her daughter by hauling waste water away from fracking wells. When a water quality engineer suddenly disappears, Petra blows the whistle on her boss to uncover the mystery. Petra's in love with a Mayor who can't take action without hard data; working for an entrepreneur who pumps out disinformation faster than oil; called crazy for valuing health over local industry. This contemporary musical adaptation of Hamlet features rap, latin & rock music styles. NIX is a mix of Shakespeare's most famous play & Erin Brockovich. Tell a rich man he could lose everything and see what happens.
No End of Blame: Scenes of Overcoming by Howard Barker
A vivid, epic portrayal of the combustible relationship between the artist and the state, and the power and the responsibility of the artist. No End of Blame is Shakespearean in scope, visceral, humorous, and raw.
Good by C.P. Taylor
How did it happen? How did a nation go mad? How were normal people transformed into brutes, devoid of ordinary humanity? Set in Germany at the height of Hitler's rise to power, Good takes place partly inside the mind of a "good" man, Professor John Halder. Unconsciously, this well-meaning scholar is led into participation in the hell that was Hitler's Germany.
The musical nightclub phenomenon NYC Dueling Pianos is proud to announce its triumphant return to Times Square. Having played to sold-out crowds across the country, the critically-acclaimed interactive concert is preparing to come back to it's original location at the HA! Comedy Club.
You want A-list laughs on a D-list budget? Then come on down to the World Cafe at Broadway Comedy Club! We've got two amazing shows every night at 8:30 and 10:00 (plus a midnight show Fridays & Saturdays) with an intimate setting, great food/drinks and a lineup that combines the hottest TV headliners from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and late-night television with NYC's most promising rising stars - this is your chance to see them BEFORE they make it big! Plus, if you're from out of town, you'll have a real New York City story to tell your friends back home.
Past headliners include...
Josh Spear (Last Comic Standing; Late Night with Conan O'Brien) Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents) Aaron Haber (Comedy Central's The Watch List; Friars' Club) Shannon Sutherland (Maxim Radio) Rob O'Reilly (The Tonight Show; Live at Gotham) Dean Obeidallah (Comedy Central's Axis of Evil) Dave Konig (HBO)
And any other special guests who stop by - we never know who, but it's always a pleasant surprise.
Two plays by young Eugene O'Neill Nearly Never Performed: Recklessness and Now I Ask You.
Recklessness (1913) plots the ingenious and cold-blooded revenge of a cuckolded husband when he discovers his younger wife's affair with his chauffeur. An American Miss Julie with a Hitchcockian twist, the play foreshadows O'Neill's doomed lovers and tormented spouses yearning for freedom, even to the point of death.
Now I Ask You (1916) satirizes young Bohemian aspiration and suburban bourgeois complacency with witty one-liners and increasingly convoluted misunderstandings.
Gotham City Improv presents Off the Top of Our Heads, a short form 11-year running improvisational show. Winners of the 6th Annual Big Apple Improv Awards, the cast of seasoned Improvisers leave no stone unturned as they look for your funny bone. Every Friday night, the cast of veteran Improvisers performs the show literally off the top of their heads, as the entire script is developed live and with suggestions from the audience. Presented in short form, a style of improvised theater in which unrelated game-based scenes take place, Off the Top of Our Heads is fast-paced and audience members are guaranteed an evening of out-of-the-box and fun comedy.
This one-night-only concert will feature Encores! Off-Center alums Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff—along with special guests—performing Off-Broadway selections from the past, present, and future. Off-Center Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori will be at the piano.
Take a city tour with On Location Tours, a one-of-a-kind company that takes you past the doorsteps of your favorite television and movie characters and real-life celebrities. Straddle fiction and reality while you shop, eat, drink, and dance at the sites you've seen on both the big and small screens!
All tours are led by local actors and actresses - so come prepared to sing along to your favorite theme songs and answer trivia questions!
Bus tours offered include: New York TV and Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hotspots, Sopranos Sites, and Gossip Girl Sites. Walking tours offered include: Central Park Movie Sites
Three intrepid Victorian sojourner sisters safari through space and time in search of the era to which they belong. A hilarious sci-fi adventure!
Nominated for a 2016 Tony Award!
On Your Feet! is the story of two people who—through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream—showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria Estefan's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will be choreographed by four-time Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) with a book by two-time Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris (The Bodyguard Musical).
On Your Feet! will offer a digital lottery at 9:00AM each day for entries to win a limited number of $40 same-day tickets to that evening's performance at www.onyourfeetmusical.com/tickets, and will remain open until 2:00PM when winners are drawn. Winners, notified by email immediately upon the 2:00PM drawing, will have 60 minutes to claim their tickets by paying with credit card, and can pick up the tickets at the Marquis Theatre Box Office (46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue) 30 minutes prior to showtime. Photo ID is required for pickup, seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability.
A HILARIOUS NIGHT OF LAUNDRY, LAUGHS AND LIQUOR!
ONE FUNNY MOTHER
Written & Performed by Dena Blizzard
Have you ever gone un-showered for days, fought with your husband over who works harder or had a kid pee on you?
Dena Blizzard's new show will make you realize that you're not crazy…motherhood is!
The perfect Girls Night Out or Date Night for anyone who IS a Mom, HAS a Mom or is MARRIED to a Mom!
"Plenty of laughs" - NY Times
Top Ten reasons you should see One Funny Mother!
- Your kids won't be there.
- You need a drink
- You'll laugh your a** off (who needs the gym?)
- You haven't seen your friends or had a date night in forever.
- You need a drink.
- You've been to enough PTA meetings.
- You will like your husband again. — NAH!
- Did someone say drink?
- Laundry Smaundry.
- Dammit… You deserve it!
CHECK OUT DENA'S FUNNY VIDEOS HERE!
League of Professional Theatre Women presents: Oral History: Carmen de Lavallade.
It's 1993. The world watches the impossible: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, standing together in the White House Rose Garden, signing the first ever peace agreement between Israel and the PLO. How were the negotiations kept secret? Why were they held in a castle in the middle of Norway? And who are these mysterious negotiators?
A darkly comic epic, Oslo tells the true but until now untold story of how one young couple, Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen, planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, Oslo is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world.
Othello by William Shakespeare will be presented in a Jewish Moroccan Style. Starring Actor and Baritone David Serero as Othello, this new production will be featuring singing as well.
Our Hills Are Alive! a burlesque rendition of the beloved show, The Sound of Music. All the charm and sentimentality of the original with added thrill of seeing your favorite characters strip, twirl and twerk! Starring The Pink Chardonnays + Apathy Angel, Candy Applebottom, The Shape Shack and more!
Out of the Mouths of Babes dep