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The Tony Awards honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. The awards have a tradition, dating back to 1997, of taking place at Radio City Music Hall. The show was held there every year since then until 2010 — except when the music hall underwent renovations in 1999 — and again from 2013 to 2015. This year the awards return once again to their historic venue. They are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatrical awards chosen by the entire theatre community – specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and off-Broadway productions. The membership includes award-winning actors, designers, directors, playwrights, producers, industry veterans, critics and dedicated audiences from across the nation.
887 Murray Avenue, Quebec City, Canada: The apartment complex where renowned director Robert Lepage (The Blue Dragon) spent his youth comes to life as a bewitching, tech-saturated dollhouse in this deeply personal solo work. Populated with miniature neighbors and family members as well as stories embedded in rooms, walls, and windows, 887 constructs an evocative memory palace. As Lepage revisits his childhood home and other brilliantly reconfigured spaces from his past and present — among them his current Quebec City flat and the front seat of his father's taxi — he unearths a life's worth of memories, sifting in the process through the things we can't seem to recall and those we aren't able to forget.
Inspired by a true story and based on the nine circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno, the play centers on Daniel Reeves, who is arrested and prosecuted for acts that he may have committed while serving in the U.S. Army during the Iraq War. Thrown into a labyrinth of military bureaucracy, the confused and troubled teenager tries to navigate layers of commanding officers, public defenders, pastors, army psychiatrists, and, essentially, his own personal hell.
From the author of War Horse comes a full arsenal of live music, dance, and visual high jinks! The theater company Kneehigh and Emma Rice, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, return to St. Ann's Warehouse with 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, adapted from the novella by Michael Morpurgo. This true tale of local townsfolk and the African-American soldiers sent to rehearse the Normandy invasion from their shores explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. Seen through the lens of a little girl and her lost cat, 946 takes its title from the number of casualties sustained during these bungled maneuvers — a secret kept, until now, by the American and British governments.
New York City's finest improvisers join forces with the city's finest poets in a unique format: part comedy, part poetry, part theater, part UNPREDICTABILITY. It all begins with an exquisite corpse (aka poem) written collaboratively by the audience. After that the improvisers delve in, building a world around the themes and imagery of the poem, populating it with a cast of characters who are funny, tragic, and in between. Fueling the proceedings is the work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the world. (Among the cast are performers and poets featured on This American Life, the Onion, and Chicago's Second City.) The whole shebang ends with the performance of a poem inspired by the show and written on the spot.
Citing the embodied practice of Afro-diasporic dance forms, Abby Zbikowski creates works that pay homage to the effort of living, tactics of survival, and the aesthetics produced as the result. Her newest work, abandoned playground, continuously and relentlessly asks, "What is the necessity of physical rigor, and how can masochism be harnessed for its transformative properties?" In this dance event, 10 performers willfully engage in the brutal action of hyper-physical dance, exposing the process of decomposition and reclamation of their physical and mental states.
The Abrons Arts Center is an Obie Award-winning performing and visual arts program. It supports the creation and presentation of innovative, multidisciplinary work. Exhibit A? The center's spring season of boundary-pushing theater, dance, and performance, including the following:
- the eighth annual American Realness festival (January 5-15)
- the 2017 OpenICE season, featuring an array of chamber, electro-acoustic, improvisatory, and multimedia work (January 23, March 3-5)
- Dutch choreographer Jan Martens' Sweat Baby Sweat, which covers the lifetime of one man and one woman in one hour (January 27 and 28)
- a return of Richard Maxwell's acclaimed Good Samaritans, presented by New York City Players (February 8-March 4)
- Your Hair Looked Great, a series of motivational speeches and TED-style talks that asks us what defines the good life and how we define success (February 9-25)
- Real Talk / Kip Talk, a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, hosted by Kippy Winston (February 25 and April 15)
- The Terrifying, a premiere from Minor Theater, which brings horror movies to live theater and experiments with sound, darkness, silence, and suspense (March 12-April 2)
- Aynsley Vandenbroucke, who uses experimental literary devices to create a series of live, three-dimensional essays
- Mourning Becomes Electra, continuing Target Margin Theater's two-season exploration of Eugene O'Neill (April 26-May 20)
- Keen (Part 2), an exploration of that which we avoid: the contours of grief (June 1-11)
- the premiere of Raw Bacon from Poland, from 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Christina Masciotti (June 1-17)
- Dylan Crossman's dance piece Here We Are, which uses movement and an electronic soundscape to explore the concept of humanity within formalism (June 15-17)
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 videotapes hidden in a bedroom closet. The boy 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.
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, videos, 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.
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.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1,000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York!
• Award-winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner of a 2013 Best Comedy Award in Panama City, Panama!
Following the success of the first two editions of AdA: Author directing Author, which resulted from a collaboration between the American and Italian writers-and-directors Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani and culminated in the presentation of international premieres of four plays performed in three different languages, the Spanish writer and director Marta Buchaca joins AdA for the third edition of the project. This edition revolves around one theme: power. Each playwright has written a one-act play that one of the other writers directs. These three U.S. premieres are performed together in a single show.
Serial Copland features the stunning abstract masterpieces of American composer Aaron Copland, including the Piano Variations (1930), Piano Quartet (1950) and Piano Fantasy (1955-57). Performed by pianist Adam Tendler and the JACK Quartet, artists recognized for their electrifying live performances and commanding interpretations, Serial Copland gives audiences a rare opportunity to experience the lesser-known side of an American icon.
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!
Aging Magician is an epic new opera-theater work that tells the story of Harold, an aging clockmaker near the end of his unusual life. A string quartet and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus help him uncover his legacy as the stage of the New Victory Theater is transformed into a living, breathing instrument. Creators Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter), Rinde Eckert, Paola Prestini, and Mark Stewart bring together the worlds of music, theater, puppetry, instrument-making, and scenic design to paint this poignant allegory of time, youth, and the peculiar magic of ordinary life — or perhaps the ordinary magic of a peculiar life.
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!
Albatross is a tour de force solo performance piece inspired by The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Arriving in New York after a triumphant run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Albatross combines sophisticated multimedia with a performance that the EdFringe Review called " at times astounding", to thrust Coleridge's supernatural sea yarn into the modern moment. Full of privateers, storms, battles, spirits, and yes, penguins, it's a thrilling adventure story that also delves deep into urgent questions about violence, mindfulness, and our impact on the natural world and each other.
Fourteen-year-old best friends Jenny and Emily are hungry for experience and eager for "real life" to begin, and in suburban South Carolina in the late '80s, experience equals boys. Emily chooses her senior crush from the high school play, and Jenny a man she's seen at her family's church. With parallel stories that take tricky and terrifying turns, Erica Schmidt's All the Fine Boys dives deep into the fascinations and complications of sexual awakening and the first painful gasps of adulthood.
Amateur Night at the Apollo is live entertainment with a history. This weekly talent competition began in 1934 and within months became a leading showcase for emerging performers. Among its early winners was a 15-year-old Ella Fitzgerald. Since then the series has launched the careers of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill.
Today Amateur Night attracts performers and audiences from around the world. Audience members, known for their toughness and expectation that contestants "be good or be gone," gleefully choose the winners.
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.
The musical follows the mesmerizing journey of the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie who turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her. After discovering a mysterious photo album and meeting a handsome stranger, Amélie realizes that helping others is easier than participating in a romantic story of her own.
American Ballet Theatre Studio Company (formerly ABT II) presents two evenings of classical and new classical repertory, showcasing the talent of the next generation of ballet's professionals. ABT Studio Company, under the artistic direction of Kate Lydon, is made up of 15 dancers (ages 16-20) of outstanding potential. Over 60 of the current dancers in American Ballet Theatre began their careers in the studio company, including such notable principal dancers as Misty Copeland and David Hallberg.
This one-night-only event celebrates one of Broadway and Hollywood's most dynamic and prolific songwriting duos. The Tony-winning team of John Kander and Fred Ebb brought us the classic musicals Cabaret and Chicago as well as cult classics like Kiss of the Spider Woman and Steel Pier. Enjoy the sultry melodies and sophisticated lyrics of songs such as "Willkommen," "All That Jazz," "Liza With a 'Z,'" and "New York, New York."
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway musical Ragtime, Anastasia takes audiences through the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. Anya, a brave young woman, sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, she enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to find her home, love, and family.
Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Fellow Tony winner Darko Tresnjak directs.
Angels Among Us highlights the journey of 9 characters living through the worst days of their lives, but little do they know that everything happens for a reason... even if they don't quite see any hope just YET.
Presented in a series of 4 coherent and connected vignettes, our characters learn that sometimes they have to get through absolute devastation in order to experience the divinity and joy in their lives. As they learn to overcome their fears and let go of what they can't control, they might just be able to connect with a higher part of themselves and find understanding, peace, and happiness...
This play explores the complicated nature of the human experience and the struggles we all face through having to feel our pain, joy, growth, fear, and surrender, while having to evolve and face our mortality...
Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker returns for the second production of her Signature Theatre 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, and Time, among others.
Only one of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's plays in his masterful 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. Manhattan Theatre Club has a long history of coproducing works by this legendary playwright — King Hedley II, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson — and is proud to produce the Broadway debut of Jitney.
Part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart, Avenue Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Still, the neighbors seem nice. He meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the pervert), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman), and other new friends! Together they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
In this new performance, Aynsley Vandenbroucke uses experimental literary devices to create a series of live, three-dimensional essays. She plays with the lines between fact and fiction, narrative and abstraction, legibility and complexity. She works with — and against — the role of formal structures in writing, moving, and making a life.
Note: This show is suitable for ages 18 and older.
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.
This intimate night of storytelling tracks one birth mother's true adoption journey. That journey begins at conception and proceeds to the placement of her child with the gay couple of her dreams. Along the way, she continues living life, dating, and attending the occasional orgy. Bring hankies.
The year is 1967. A writer (played by Josh Radnor) from the bohemian Greenwich Village commutes to Long Island to teach a creative writing class for adults. His students discover the power of storytelling to alter their lives, and one special student (Elizabeth Reaser) — a kindred spirit? something more? — reawakens his own artistic impulses.
Balé Folclórico da Bahia, the only professional folk dance company in Brazil, was formed in 1988 by Walson Botelho and Ninho Reis. Based in Salvador in the northern state of Bahia, and under the leadership of artistic director José Carlos Arandiba, the 32-member troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers performs a repertory that originates from Bahian folkloric dances of African origin and includes slave dances, capoeira, samba, and those that celebrate Carnival. The company highlights the region's culture within a contemporary theatrical vision.
Balé Folclórico da Bahia made its European debut in 1992 when it participated in Berlin's Alexander Platz International Festival and drew an audience of 50,000. Its U.S. debut tour was in 1995-96, and it has since performed in 88 U.S. cities.
BAMcafé Live is a free weekly performance series, featuring a mix of live music in a bar and lounge space. Performances span jazz, R&B, Afro-pop, Latin, rock, experimental music, and spoken-word poetry. Duncan Sheik, Billy Martin, Survival Soundz, Tracie Morris, and Carl Hancock Rux are among the series' alums.
Set in the smoke-filled, swing-fueled nightclubs of 1945, Bandstand brings the against-all-odds story of singer-songwriter Donny Novitski (Corey Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow World War Two veterans to the stage.
When a national radio contest to find America's next big swing band offers a chance at instant fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his wisecracking gang of jazzers into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia (Laura Osnes) as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart.
Playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they risk everything in the final live broadcast to redefine the meaning of victory. With an explosive original score and choreography inspired by the high-energy swing rhythms of the era, Bandstand is a truly American story of love, loss, triumph, and the everyday men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.
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.
Beardo is a Russian indie-rock musical from the outrageous minds that brought us Beowulf — A Thousand Years of Baggage and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Beardo explores the mad inner workings of Rasputin, the infamous mystic who sexed his way to the fall of the Russian monarchy. Join Pipeline Theatre Company this February and catapult through the mysterious ascent of one of the most peculiar and seductive figures in modern history.
Beardo received its world premiere with the Shotgun Players at the Ashby Stage in March 2011. This production marks its New York premiere.
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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Beautiful Monster is a new play depicting the final hours of the life of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. On the eve of her expected death, Mary, gripped by madness, is visited by the dead: her husband and Romantic poet Percy Shelley, their shared lover Lord Byron, and literary rival John William Polidori, author of the first known vampire fiction — fiction begun, along with Frankenstein, on that now famous night of ghost stories on the banks of Lake Geneva. As the clock ticks toward Mary's death, she recalls in a series of hallucinations her heart-wrenching confrontations with Percy's formidable mother and the tender friendship of her loving stepsister. She's even confronted by the monster she created.
Note: This show includes nudity and sexual content.
Winner of two Tony Awards!
Long before Carole King was a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her 20s, 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.
Ireland's esteemed theater company Druid marks its BAM debut with this 20th-anniversary revival of Martin McDonagh's Tony Award-winning, pitch-black comedy. The first in a trilogy of plays set in the provincial Irish town of Leenane, it tells the story of spinster Maureen Folan. She lives with her manipulative, aging mother Mag. They spend their days aggressively nagging, scratching, and jabbing each other with insults. But when Maureen meets a viable suitor who is smitten with her, Mag sets in motion a chain of events that hilariously and horrifyingly threaten her daughter's last likely chance at a romantic relationship. Not to be outdone, Maureen plots and enacts a chilling revenge — an action that ultimately seals her purgatorial existence.
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.
The poets Chris Antzoulis, Joanna C. Valente, and Julia Gari Weiss get together for an evening of observational poetry inspired by contemporary events and exploring human interactions. No subject will go unacknowledged with these three nonconformists who write about topics from relationships to abortion to pop culture – but in a non-pretentious way. If you've always wanted to understand poetry and could never get into it, then this is the show for you. If you know poetry profoundly and are well versed in Whitman, then you should come too, and also bring a friend. See ya there!
1980's Communist Budapest, amateur folk dancing, disturbing secrets, and government surveillance intertwine to form Our Secrets, performed by the internationally acclaimed ensemble Béla Pintér and Company. Infused with live music and dancing, Our Secrets tells the story of a musician forced to choose between exposing his own criminal sexual behavior and dooming his community.
By turns hilarious and devastating, and thematically reminiscent of the Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others, this epic tale uncovers a generation of artists who learn the hard way that there is no such thing as a right to privacy. Our Secrets offers a searing and incisive look at Hungary's past while providing a blueprint for the present day.
All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you've never experienced! As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looking to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her waiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddyup to this get-down!
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.
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
Blake Rice returns to the Triad Theater to perform his Stand Up Comedy Act, featuring comedians Paul Schissler, Lyons George and Marie Faustin.
Composer Michel van der Aa combines classical instruments, voice, electronics, actors, video, apps, and even web browsers in his multidisciplinary work. His broad musical vocabulary embraces these elements alongside film, stage direction, and the written word, allowing him to create works that are as visual as they are aural.
This dynamic young creative voice comes to the Armory for the North American premiere of his latest creation, a chamber opera for soprano and 3D film based on the life and work of South African poet Ingrid Jonker. Soprano Miah Persson sings live, combined with replayed loops of herself and the voice of Baritone Roderick Williams on film to create haunting musical passages and ensembles. This groundbreaking work combines live action, innovative techniques of interactive film, and inventive music to consider human memory, the ways in which we reconstruct and deal with traumatic life events, and notions of individual realities
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert, and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multisensory 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. Dare to live in full color!
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.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, 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 was written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and is codirected by Parker and 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.
The Breeze in May is a psychological drama that follows the deterioration of an artists mind, seen through memories, music and motifs. Step into the mind of Brett Austin as he tries to discover the meaning of his own fate while examining the beauty of life's subtleties.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Casts of popular Broadway shows as well as special guest performances by Broadway, Tv, and Film stars in the upscale acoustic environment of the hotel's Living Room. This new bi-weekly series will be hosted by Daniel J. Watts of the fan-favorite, smash hit Tony Award winning musical Hamilton and feature a new Broadway cast every other week.
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 27th edition!
This annual extravaganza features seductive stripteases from more than 150 of the sexiest and most talented dancers on Broadway. They will strut and strip their way into your heart during two dazzling shows.
Broadway Belts for PPF! is an annual benefit for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation featuring Broadway stars in an evening of music and comedy. It was started in 2010 by one of PFF's leading advocates nationwide, the Broadway actress and comedienne Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You). This year's concert features performances by Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton), Mario Cantone (The View), Robert Creighton (Cagney), Randy Graff (City of Angels), and others.
The event raises money to fight pulmonary fibrosis, an unforgiving, progressive disease involving scarring in the lungs. With no cure, many victims of PF live only two or three years after their diagnosis. Halston notes that while pulmonary fibrosis is a growing health concern throughout the world, and while the disease is frequently misdiagnosed, two leading pharmaceutical companies are making progress in developing drugs that have shown success in slowing its growth.
The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After eight sold out shows, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala return to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies. They will be joined by iconic Broadway princess Tony nominee Susan Egan, Broadway's original Belle in Beauty and the Beast and the voice of Meg in Disney's motion picture Hercules. Together with an all-star cast will sing the most beloved 'Princess' songs of stage and screen in a magical evening that is not to be missed!
The 14th installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series honors two legends of pop-rock with Broadway Sings Bowie|Prince. This one-night-only concert features new arrangements of the hits of David Bowie and Prince, accompanied by a 14-piece band playing original orchestrations. The concert, which is the first Broadway Sings double bill, pays tribute to both of these groundbreaking musical innovators and their greatest songs, including Bowie's "Starman," "Under Pressure," and "Life on Mars" as well as Prince's "When Doves Cry," "Purple Rain," and "Little Red Corvette."
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!
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s — where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else, family.
Galloping through 40 years in a New England seminary, Bull in a China Shop follows Mary Woolley and her partner Jeannette Marks as they reform and revolutionize women's education at the height of the suffrage movement. As evolving ambitions and desires strain the couple's relationship, this fast-paced comedy explores how we change the world, how the world changes us, and how we try to grow old together.
In times of political unrest, must a man die for the greater good of the nation? The assassinations of Rome's great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York's acclaimed Acting Company pairs Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with X, a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Every Tongue Confess, On the Levee). Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment, and retribution.
Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood, from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to the cinema's original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton 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."
Calderon's Two Dreams is a pairing of two scripts by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, the first written in 1636 and the second in 1677. Imagine two plays with the same title and author written 40 years apart. How did the author's life experiences change his outlook? Magis Theatre Company's repertory performance of two classic works by Calderón is an answer of sorts to that question.
Fifteen-year-old Kevin was sent to Camp Smile Power, an anger management camp, on a plea bargain with the Brooklyn Justice system. His crime? Throwing a rock at Donald Trump's head. Camp founder and recently appointed Secretary of Teen Anger Management, Joanne (a broom puppet), hosts this event for campers to share what they've learned about managing their anger. Will Kevin make it through his presentation without cracking? Will you? Come find out!
Based on Voltaire's satirical novella of the same name, Candide follows a naive young man as he strives to maintain his optimism while trying to make sense of a chaotic and ruthless world. His illusions are first assailed when he falls in love and gets exiled as a result. Then he, his beloved, and their companions undergo a fantastical series of adventures, mishaps, separations, and reunions that take them from Lisbon to Spain, across the ocean to the New World, and finally to Turkey. Along the way they experience the worst that humanity has to offer. Penniless, desperate, and still in search of happiness upon reaching Constantinople, they visit the Wisest Man in the World to learn a better way of living.
Composed by Leonard Bernstein, the score of this comic operetta sparkles with some of his best music for the stage. Songs include "The Best of All Possible Worlds," the showstopping "Glitter and Be Gay," and "Make Our Garden Grow," a powerful anthem of perseverance. Directing this production is Broadway visionary Harold Prince, who also directed the original Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, and The Phantom of the Opera. The choreographer is Emmy Award-winning and Tony-nominated Patricia Birch, whose original choreography for Prince's 1974 Broadway production of Candide earned her a Drama Desk Award. The versatile cast of rising opera stars and Broadway veterans includes Tony winner Linda Lavin and Tony nominee Gregg Edelman.
Carolines on Broadway, the premiere comedy nightclub of New York City, presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national standup circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom, which can accommodate over 250 people, has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design. 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.
Note: There is a two-drink minimum for all shows.
CasablancaBox is an exploration into the accidental nature of great art through the lens of the classic film Casablanca. Stories of risk, sacrifice, brilliance, and accidents are told by actors who jump in and out of time, character, gender, style, tone, aesthetic, and most importantly, Casablanca. With an intricately woven multi-narrative script and video score, CasablancaBox is an imagined "making of" and an immersion into the glamour, war, censorship, sexism, racism, addiction, and refugee crisis of 1940s Hollywood.
Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is set in a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favorite 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 him and Dayle Reyfel, features a lineup 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.
The show features 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. It also includes 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.
The Celine Dion and Friends Tribute Show stars celebrity impersonator Joni Lambert performing with the look and sound of Celine Dion singing her greatest hits in concert. Come see Celine as she is joined by the incomparable Madonna, performed by tribute legend Elaine Chez, and Frank Frizalone with the smooth sounds of 'ol blue eyes, Frank Sinatra.
A lifetime singer and stage performer, Joni Lambert brought audiences to their feet for years across the country and internationally with her amazing Barbra Streisand tribute show, My Name is Barbra. In this new show she brings Celine Dion to The Metropolitan Room stage with authentic costumes, spot on singing, and Celine's signature moves.
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.
For more than 50 years Roald Dahl's story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has captured imaginations around the world, and now for the first time Broadway audiences are invited to experience Willy Wonka's delightful and semi-dark chocolate world firsthand. Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous — and mysterious — factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka's world of pure imagination. Get ready for chocolate waterfalls, exquisitely nutty squirrels, and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa-Loompas.
The Argentine based, Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the all-male company's work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer-dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxie shoots her lover, Fred, she employs an unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn, to get herself 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 That 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.
The mine collapses. A young miner is expelled from the coal mine in which he works. His only chance to keep working for the mining company is to head for the area of Chiflón del Diablo, known as one of the most dangerous places a miner can work in Chile. Based in part on the story El Chiflón del Diablo by Baldomero Lillo, a distinguished Chilean author, as well as research on the mining town of Lota in Chile, Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón is a hauntingly beautiful, nonvocal marionette work that connects deeply with a broad family audience.
Church & State is a fast-paced, seriously funny take on faith, politics, and "The Twitter." It's three days before Charles Whitmore's Senate reelection, and he's decided to finally tell the public exactly what's on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong?
Five acrobats catapult and tumble through a strikingly rendered landscape, seascape, and cityscape, grappling defiantly to connect across the walls, fences, and other obstacles that spring up between them. Equal parts high-flying spectacle and trenchant critique, Limits imagines a world in which we soar over the borders that separate us — if we can only keep each other from collapsing. Set to an eclectic live score, this acrobatic exploration of a European Union in flux from Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör (Wear It Like a Crown, Inside Out) sets out to challenge both the limits of the human body and the body politic.
Cirque du Soleil has dazzled audiences the world over, and now it's finally on Broadway with its boldest 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 event that will transport you to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.
Are you are thinking, comedy on the Upper East Side? Yes! We have an amazing line-up of some of the hottest comedians in the City, performing at a bar price! This is quickly becoming one of the best kept secrets of the summer.
The legendary musical Hair celebrates its 50th anniversary and its East Village roots in this one-time-only event. With music by Galt MacDermot and book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, this "American tribal rock musical" (Hair's subtitle) helped define its generation and the 1960s antiwar movement. Hair's 50th Anniversary is presented as part of La MaMa's Coffeehouse Chronicles series, which explores the history and development of off-off-Broadway. La MaMa's attachment to Hair — and vice versa — dates back to the 1960s, when leading La MaMa director and innovator Tom O'Horgan was welcomed onto the musical's team during its developmental phase.
Highlights of Hair's 50th Anniversary celebration will include the following:
- Live performances by members of the original 1967 and 1968 casts, as well as by members of the 2009 Broadway revival. Among the songs to be performed are "Aquarius" and "Let the Sun Shine In."
- The playing of the first demo recording of Hair's title song, in which Rado and Ragni sing while MacDermot accompanies them on piano. This recording has never before been heard publicly.
- Creators Rado and MacDermot in attendance! They will be on hand to share their personal stories with the audience.
- Photographs by Dagmar Krajnc, who took rarely seen pictures during the early years of Hair. Also on view will be photos from the Hair private collection, provided by producer Michael Butler.
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.
It's been called the "Edge of the World." The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it's here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity.
In a heartbeat, the town's population doubled when 38 flights with 6,579 passengers were grounded on its doorstep. The locals put their lives on hold and opened their homes to a world of strangers. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
There's nothing like standup comedy in person — the spontaneity of a comedian in front of a live audience is something special. See for yourself at Comic Strip Live, which offers some of the best standup in New York City. Performers hail from Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, Conan, and the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Audiences can enjoy food, mixed drinks, and specialty brews as they laugh the night away.
Paralyzed by the fear of getting old, Paul is a legendary, lonely, alcoholic painter engaging in reckless behavior as his younger actor-turned-agent, David, struggles to return Paul to his former glory. These soulmates face their demons together, creating a strong and volatile bond leading each to perform desperate acts of love.
Cost of Living is the story of four very different people in four very different circumstances, each person 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 overworked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Martyna Majok's play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies — abled and disabled — meet each other.
Rasher Moorigan has a secret that only his mother knows. Tonight — for the first time in over 30 years — mother and son spend May Eve together in a wreck of a house down the back lanes of Dublin. Melding reality and myth, Honor Molloy's Crackskull Row is the story of an Irish family's desperate actions and forbidden loves. The play premiered in September 2016 at Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, where it won awards for Best Director (Kira Simring) and Best Production. Simring directs this production too, which stars original cast members Gina Costigan, Terry Donnelly, Colin Lane, and John Charles McLaughlin.
Note: This show is recommended for mature audiences.
This romantic comedy follows Bobby Child, who works as a banker for his overbearing mother but dreams of dancing with the most popular show in New York City, Zangler's Follies. After a failed audition, his mother sends him to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theater. There he meets Polly Baker, who, unbeknownst to him, is the daughter of the theater's owner. She has vowed to get even with Bobby if she ever meets him. Bobby, on the other hand, falls in love with her instantly and then hatches a plan to save the theater.
A thrilling and relentless game of cat and mouse comes to life in Cruel Intentions: The Musical, when the gorgeously despicable step-siblings Sebastian and Kathryn set a wager on Sebastian's next sexual conquest, Annette – daughter of the new headmaster at their Manhattan prep school. This bittersweet symphony of seduction and revenge will make you laugh, cry and – the cruelest fate of all – fall in love, all over again.
After six years in the army, Stephan Wolfert hopped off the Amtrak deep in the mountains of Montana and found himself at a performance of RICHARD III that would change his life forever. In this heartrending two act, one man show, Wolfert examines his own experience pre- and post-service, in the lines of some of Shakespeare's most famous speeches. Through his own personal insights as he explores our societal neurosis of war, and questions, is there room for improvement in the way in which we reintegrate our Vets back into society? The military recruits citizens and trains them to kill, but what does the "de-cruit" process look like? How do we re-learn to live together? Trigger warning: Cry Havoc! contains strong language and strong content.
Live arts, up close. Culturemart is the annual festival of hybrid works-in-progress coming out of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), where process is the focus. Beautifully produced, yet still in development, Culturemart provides a platform for current and often a few former resident artists to blur the boundaries between dance, theater, music, new media, puppetry, and visual art, melding these forms to support their adventurous visions. This year's program will feature 12 workshop performances spanning genres as varied as surreal object-theater, cinematic music-theater, and immersive historical theater.
DakhaBrakha returns, by popular demand, after a sold-out 2016 performance! This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet-to-be released album as well as old favorites. Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha's hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with R&B, jazz, African, and Balkan music.
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway and concert stage star Daniel Reichard is bringing his popular annual New York City holiday show back to the historic music room. Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys and currently tours with the vocal group, "The Midtown Men," will play the iconic jazz club for three consecutive nights.
In a Brooklyn park Kris and Danny meet for their children's first play date. While commiserating, a precarious emotional relationship forms between them, but when one of their children is inexplicably injured, the sequential fall-out incites their spouses, Donna and Veronica, along a self-destructive path in search of the superfluous truth. DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA is an offbeat meditation on the confounding business of contemporary parenthood.
"Come for the show, stay for the woe" is the motto of the morbid circus at the center of the French puppet company Stereoptik. In this sad circus the catastrophes pile up, one after the other. The trapezist crashes to the ground; the animal trainer is devoured by his lion; the human cannonball never returns from outer space. Luckily, there's a clumsy juggler to breathe a little color into the proceedings.
If the circus is dark, the tone is light. Music and images accompany the action, and the story is laced with poetic moments and a healthy dose of irony. The visual magic of the theater meets the childlike wonder of the circus.
For family audiences.
David's Friend is a fast-paced, multimedia show. It celebrates friendship, fun, freaks, fag hags, youthful passion, changing times, aging, emotions, memories, music, and Manhattan. David's Friend is a coming-of-age story, a love story, a loss story, and a New York story, a story we all know and experience in some way and, as David would say, "a story that just gets better with the telling."
All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. Then tragedy strikes, forcing him into the center of a community controversy. At last he has the chance to become somebody else — somebody who fits in.
Dear Evan Hansen is a new, deeply personal musical about living and lying in the world today. It first opened off-Broadway in a production that received an Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Much of the original cast, including its Obie-winning star, Ben Platt, have transferred with the show to Broadway. Another Obie winner, Steven Levenson, wrote the musical's book; the music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal) directs.
This musical journey takes audiences back in time — specifically, to when "soul" emerged as a style of music. Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers helped popularize soul music, as did Stax Records' Booker T. & the MG's. Before long, James Brown became the "Godfather of Soul" and Aretha Franklin its queen.
Now vocalists Prentiss McNeil (of the Drifters) and Bruce Wayne (of the Midnight Movers, Wilson Pickett's backing band) lead this classic soul revue. Their energy is unmatched; their showmanship, breathtaking. A Decade of Soul is a passion-driven tribute; the passion may even drive audience members out of their seats and onto their feet.
Dido, a young queen in the midst of building the city of Carthage, is thrown into turmoil when the brave and handsome warrior Aeneas lands on her shores. Initially rejecting his advances, her ever-observing court coaxes her into a relationship with the visitor for their own enjoyment. After a very swift and public romance, the lovers are split by a jealous and conniving Sorceress, driving Dido and all of Carthage to a tragic end.
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!
A Dog Story is a new musical comedy about Roland, a career-driven lawyer who thinks he must be married to get the partnership he desperately wants. So he follows the advice of his best buddy and gets a puppy named Cupid, hoping the dog will serve as a chick magnet on his vacation in the Hamptons.
The plan works, maybe a little too well. Roland is thrilled when Cupid leads him to a beautiful businesswoman — not so much when Cupid leads him to a dog trainer more patient with puppies than their owners. But through first dates, angry tangos, and a sudden disappearance, Roland ends up discovering there's more to life when you get a dog.
In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Now, there's a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
Dolphins and Sharks is a timely and ferocious comedy that grapples with income inequality, gentrification, and cutthroat capitalism. Protagonist Isabel Peters has a stable job at Harlem Office. Clock in. Clock out. Get paid. But when an overeager new employee gets hired and an ambitious manager becomes the office's overseer, Isabel finds herself at the center of office politics and down to her last nerve. With cutbacks around the corner, soon all are fighting to keep their jobs and their sanity. Some, though, will do anything to survive.
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.
A look into one man's obsession with movies about another man's obsession with dressing up like a rodent and punching people, The Dork Knight traces the ups and downs of actor Jason O'Connell's personal and professional life as seen through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the Batman movies.
Twelve iconic divas wrapped into one! This versatile, rambunctious show features live vocals and onstage costume changes. New York's Dorothy Bishop pays hilarious, loving tribute to performers from Cher and Madonna to Stevie Nicks and opera star Renée Fleming.
Nominated for Best Tribute Show by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret in 2015!
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a new play adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Debra Lee Failla directs this version of the classic tale of depravity, lust, love, and horror. Hatcher's reimagining of Stevenson's 19th-century novella offers a haunting examination of the duality of man, challenging our notions of good and evil. This production features original music.
Master of the Hammond B-3 organ for more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled figure in the soul-jazz movement. Recently honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2017 Jazz Master, the nation's highest award in jazz, he has been featured on more than 70 albums and has performed with a virtual "Who's Who" of the greatest jazz, blues, and R&B giants in the industry. Always ahead of the curve, his unpredictable, insatiable musical taste has led him to record everything from covers of the Beatles, the Stylistics, and the Eurythmics, to tribute albums of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, and Beck.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
"There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion."
The exquisite, strange beauty Clara Coquette celebrates her birthday and the birthday of one of America's greatest writers, Edgar Allan Poe. Born in Boston on January 19th, Poe's short, dark life, strife with depression, poverty, and alcoholism, provided an influence for his ominous stories and poetry. Clara Coquette brings Poe's works of mystery and macabre to life with tributes to the literary classics of "The Raven", "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Tell-Tale Heart", and many more tales.
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," its members invite audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with an actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare play in one hour. The results are messy, outrageous, and the night devolves into debauchery.
Note: The theater is wheelchair accessible.
Elephant Gerald is a formally-attired worrywart. Piggie is a perky bundle of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, a musical adaptation of Mo Willems' best-selling children's books, Elephant and Piggie are BFFs. The two sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense, facing fundamental questions like "What do you wear to a fancy costume pool party?" "Should you share your ice cream?" "How can two friends play with one toy?" Assisted by nutty backup singers The Squirrelles, Elephant and Piggie will have you giggling out loud in this romp of a musical!
A musical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel! Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen's most delightful heroines, an effervescent ingénue whose matchmaking mischief inevitably misfires. Obsessed with romance but clueless about her own feelings, Emma navigates the course of true love with a generous heart and an indomitable spirit. A record-breaking success in earlier productions in California, Cincinnati, and St. Louis, this funny, irresistible musical features a glorious score by the Tony Award-nominated composer of Jane Eyre and Daddy Long Legs.
An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic, and a well-intentioned simpleton walk into a bar. Deeply flawed and broken, they find their lives entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. The End of Longing is a bittersweet comedy that proves broken people don't have to stay broken.
Could Henrik Ibsen ever have predicted his masterful play An Enemy of the People would be more timely 132 years after its premiere? The play asks searing, fundamental questions: What happens when a democratic majority chooses unwisely? How can we best face the extraordinary challenges coming our way?
With Escaped Alone — a Royal Court Theatre production directed by James Macdonald — acclaimed British playwright Caryl Churchill casts a comically black look at catastrophe. Four richly drawn women chat in a sunny backyard, interrupted by reports of bizarre disasters. Churchill's portrayal of the women, played by Linda Bassett (Mrs. Jarrett), Deborah Findlay (Sally), Kika Markham (Lena), and June Watson (Vi), blends warmth, dry humor, and apocalyptic devastation.
Remember when you felt you could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear? Yes, things have changed a bit, haven't they? And everyone keeps saying there's nothing to be afraid of! Please join the old gang at a get-together to raise a toast on the 10th anniversary of the production of Robert's underappreciated masterpiece. To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie will host this celebration at our old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other.
An Evening With Phyllis Hyman brings to life the untold story of the life, career and music of the singer/songwriter and actress in her own words. With her sultry vocals, Ms. Arnold channels Hyman, taking the audience on an inspirational evening of joy and pain with no regrets.
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns to Signature Theatre for the second production of his residency: 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.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa Loomer has written a heartwarming comedy about a middle-aged woman who desperately seeks to have a child and runs into all sorts of formidable obstacles. Seth Barrish, director of Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes and Martin Moran's All the Rage, oversees this production.
Fiction, nonfiction, poetry & performance texts by the most adventurous, cross-genre established & emerging writers. Curated by Tom Cole and Christen Clifford.
A Duke freshman is nationally shamed for her unlikely student loan replacement: pornography. Exposed is the story of a girl who skyrockets to internet stardom and public ridicule after she boldly redefines what it means to "come of age." But are the consequences worth it?
From acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Tanya Saracho (Mala Hierba, ABC's How to Get Away With Murder) comes Fade, a behind-the-scenes comedy about the burgeoning friendship between Lucia and Abel, two Latinos of Mexican descent working at a ruthless Hollywood studio. Lucia is a tenacious novelist, newly hired to write for a TV detective series and struggling to find her place among a team of domineering white male coworkers. Abel is one of the studio's janitors, sympathetic to Lucia's difficulties and generous with his opinions and personal anecdotes, which keep the two of them in an absorbing tête-à-tête throughout their workdays. As their bond grows, Abel's stories blur with those Lucia is writing for the show, and they both find themselves in the center of their own not-quite-made-for-TV drama.
Note: Talkbacks will be held after the performances on Wednesday, February 15; Wednesday, February 22; and Wednesday, March 1.
This funny boy-meets-girl musical, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, recently celebrated 20,000 performances in New York City. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a girl, a boy, two fathers, and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to accompany the narrator 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.
Note: The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances!
Fast Forward provides opportunities for choreographers working in all dance forms to workshop 25 – 35 min pieces on a shared bill curated around a theme.
With The Fever, New York-based theater company 600 Highwaymen tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility — and our willingness to be there for one another. Performed in collaboration with the audience, this world-premiere production examines how we assemble, organize, and care for the bodies around us. Who will you be when our eyes are on you? What will we see when we all look your way?
600 Highwaymen is the moniker of theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone, who have created seven original works since 2009, including The Record (Under the Radar Festival 2014) and Employee of the Year (UTR 2016). 600 Highwaymen has received an Obie Award, a Bessie nomination, and Zurich's ZKB Patronage Prize. In 2016, Abigail and Michael were named fellows of the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Join Hostess Miss Astrid and a bevy of burlesque beauties for the 7th Annual Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentines Spectacular!
The groundbreaking 1947 musical Finian's Rainbow 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."
The Norwegian company Grusomhetens will perform the work of Norway's native son Henrik Ibsen when it presents Fjeldfuglen (The Mountain Bird), an 1859 opera with a libretto by Ibsen.
After dazzling audiences in 2015, this thrilling group of dance innovators returns to the Armory with the unquenchable energy and blazing focus of a new art form coming into the world. Characterized by snapping, pausing, bone-breaking, gliding, get-low, hat tricks, and real-time in-body animation, flex street dancing evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up found in dance halls and reggae clubs in Brooklyn. As both a dance and a social revolution, FLEXN Evolution testifies and bears witness to a surging movement in America that cannot be ignored. With power, grace, soul, and sheer exhilaration, flex dancers return to the drill hall with a constantly evolving style and vocabulary that explores love and justice and reflects the urgency demanded by the times. Each performance begins with an onstage conversation exploring the complexities of some of society's most pressing issues. Moderated by Reggie Gray and Peter Sellars; special guests include public figures, social justice advocates, community leaders, and youth.
Annie Lambert was murdered in the middle of her senior year. So her sisters of the Beta Tau Alpha sorority at SUNY Onondaga are memorializing her in the best way they know how: They're putting on a play. For Annie uses Greek chorus, pop music, dance, and a lot of glitter to explore grief, guilt, sisterhood, and what it means to remember.
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. Improv performers then use that writing to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity. The cast includes a fistful of New York City's best improvisers with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, Chicago's Second City, the Onion, and NPR — and at least one Primetime Emmy Award loser.
Fringe of Humanity is set in the bowels of a lawless third world country. There a motley crew of filmmakers — including a director recovering from heroin addiction, a PTSD-addled cinematographer, and a washed-up movie star — gather to put the finishing touches on a script scheduled to start principal photography. Plans quickly spin out of control as personalities clash and conflicts erupt. When the violence of the city outside invades the filmmakers' hotel suite, everyone's humanity comes into question.
Obie Award winner Paul Calderon wrote, directed, and stars in this world-premiere production. David Zayas (Showtime's Dexter) costars.
From Cold Lake is a serialized monthly radio play set in the fictional town of Cold Lake, Minnesota.
Take a left at the Texaco on County Road 8, keep right when you pass the barn with the funny roof, and once you start to feel kinda lost, that's how you know you're almost there. And it just so happens that the time has come to celebrate Cold Lake's bicentennial. From the ice fishing fleets to local artist Linda Klaver's open mic night at Debbie's Bar/Bait Shop, this is the townspeople's year, and gosh darn if they're not gonna shine.
From Cold Lake is written and directed by Colin Waitt, with an original score by Drama Desk nominee Thomas Crawford (SeaWife).
It's been a while since Dean has come into contact with many people when his sister Ellie invites him to spend the night with her and her fiancée, Daniel, on the Ommegang Brewery camp grounds after a concert. Dean is a simple man with simple pleasures, like firearms and alcohol. Ellie and Daniel are liberal, non-monogamous, podcast-loving New Yorkers; she an unsuccessful artist and he a relationship and sex columnist. As the reunion unfolds, so do inherent socio-political differences, resentments and hidden family traumas. When they make a new friend–a young, gay, black Brooklynite named Gary–Dean's intolerance finally has its reckoning. Front Lines was a Semi-Finalist at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference in 2016.
Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy, The Front Page, is now on Broadway.
The press room of Chicago's Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson (John Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor, Walter Burns (Nathan Lane), conspire to hide the man from the other reporters while the two of them chase the biggest scoop of their careers.
In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O'Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend, newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. Raw, surprising, and funny, this world premiere from the fast-rising author of Kill Floor is about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment.
Under a star-filled sky, five performers encamped in the wilderness venture into a full-bodied, psychotropic walkabout - where the push and pull of an extreme event propels each of them to confront their place in the universe. Against an original pulsating sound score that grinds synth and bass, Future Perfect wrestles with our desperation for a spiritual sign and asks: What magic is left?
The international Galli Group, founded by philosopher and playwright Johannes Galli, stages modern adaptations of fairy tales. Written by Galli, these adaptations make children laugh and also communicate social issues relevant to today's world. Audience participation is part of the experience: Children may go onstage and interact with the actors. By awakening a sense of liveliness in audiences and actors alike, the Galli Group's shows celebrate childhood.
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.
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 he was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid. His performances, including an appearance on The David Letterman Show, have been broadcast worldwide.
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!
An investigation of the threads of neuroscience that catch on in popular culture, and have focused on conversations about the myth (and the cult) of genius; attitudes towards different types of intelligence; legacy; and the chemical processes in the amygdala and hippocampus that relate to personal struggles with fear, repression, and memories of trauma.
Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray) takes the stage as Beau, an expat pianist living in London. At the dawn of the internet dating revolution, Beau meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer. 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 moving, funny love story that reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the gay rights movement, Gently Down the Stream celebrates and mourns the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage, and the right to dream. Tony Award nominee Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot / No Man's Land) directs the world premiere of this play by Martin Sherman (The Boy From Oz), a contemporary playwright of enormous influence and fellow Tony nominee.
It has been said that theatre at its most basic is great storytelling. Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose is an exhilarating story, and indeed brilliantly told. Two-time Tony Award-winning character actor George Rose (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance), a bon-vivant with a flair for the dramatic and the eccentric, starred on the Broadway and London stages alongside luminaries like Katharine Hepburn, Noel Coward, Dame Edith Evans, Richard Burton, and Laurence Olivier in a storied career that met an unexpected end.
Sally Field and Joe Mantello star in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway.
The Glass Menagerie is the play that brought a brilliant young writer named Tennessee Williams to national attention and, in his own words, "changed my life irrevocably" when it premiered on Broadway in 1945. More than 70 years later, Williams' most personal work for the stage continues to captivate and overwhelm audiences around the world.
DCINY presents the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performing works of Wagner, Mahler, Marquez and others. Dr. Lee Nelson transports the Carnegie Hall audience with Randall Thompson's The Testament of Freedom and Francis Poulenc's Gloria to be conducted by Dr. Erin Freeman; both works to feature the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.
God of Vengeance tells the wrenching story of a brothel owner's attempt to marry off his daughter. He wants her to lead a dignified, religious life, but the world of sin she grew up in draws her back. This groundbreaking drama featured the first lesbian kiss on Broadway when it premiered in 1923.
This revival is directed by Tony nominee Eleanor Reissa and presented by New Yiddish Rep, a company that stages plays in Yiddish for diverse audiences, especially non-Yiddish speakers. Its 2015 production of Death of a Salesman received two Drama Desk nominations and praise for illuminating a classic by performing it in Yiddish. God of Vengeance is performed in Yiddish with English supertitles.
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."
Albert Salvado, a Holocaust survivor, relives the atrocities of the concentration camps as he prepares for his long-awaited dream to come true: the honor of lighting the torch at the annual Holocaust commemoration ceremony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. However, Albert's honor is compounded by the intense guilt and pain surrounding his being chosen as the torchbearer, which makes Albert question not only his right to the honor of lighting the torch but also his identity as a Sephardic Jew.
Golgotha is a one-man show, directed by Geula Jeffet-Attar, written by Shmuel Rafael, adapted by Haim Idissis, translated by Howard Rypp, and performed in English by Victor Attar.
In a dining hall at a rehabilitation center, pleasure battles virtue in an urban story of an intake counselor and her patient. This return production of Richard Maxwell's acclaimed Good Samaritans is presented by New York City Players. Rosemary Allen and Kevin Hurley star; the show is written and directed with songs by Maxwell.
This fantasy memoir chronicles the mysterious life of Edward Gorey, an artist and writer with a genius for the macabre. In a piercing, funny, and lyrical blend of fact and fantasy, Gorey: The Secret Lives of Edward Gorey moves cinematically forward and backward through 50 years of his life. The enigmatic Gorey is embodied by three different actors — Andrew Dawson (Acts of Love), Phil Gillen (Drunk Shakespeare), and Aidan Sank (Peter and the Starcatcher, Reg.) — who converse with their younger and older selves. With the help of director and playwright Travis Russ, they bring to light Gorey's dark imagination and personal demons, as well as the loneliness of creative genius.
A satirical and eccentric aesthete, Edward Gorey (1925 – 2000) enraptured readers with his subversive yet delightful drawings and his cryptic children's stories dealing with death, love, and oddity. He also illustrated works of other writers, including Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, John Updike, Virginia Woolf, and Bram Stoker. Gorey's designs for the 1977 Broadway production of Dracula starring Frank Langella earned him a Tony Award for Best Costume Design and a nomination for Best Set Design. His iconic animations for the opening theme of the PBS show Mystery! in 1980 are still used on Masterpiece Mystery today. Gorey's influence also endures in the work of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket, and Neil Gaiman.
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.
Jeff Talbott's new play looks into the life of Baylen — an honest, hardworking gravedigger who sweats and bleeds to support his small family. He has it all in his hands: love, death, and dirt. But when society begins to crush him, which one will he hold on to?
Starring multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is based on 70 pages of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancé Andrey to return from the war against France. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but married) Anatole, and her position in society is all but ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre (Groban), a lonely outsider whose love for Natasha may be the key to her redemption and to the renewal of his own soul.
The Great Comet comes to Broadway after a sold-out run in Boston and a critically acclaimed off-Broadway premiere in 2013. Its renowned creative team has redesigned the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective and an unforgettable experience. The musical's groundbreaking score mixes rock, pop, soul, folk, and electronic dance music with a classic Broadway sound.
Based on the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day tells the story of Phil Connors. Phil is a cynical TV weatherman sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. There he gets caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day again and again…and again. As each day plays out exactly the same as before, Phil becomes increasingly despondent, but is there a lesson to be learned through his experiences? If so, will he ever unlock the secret and break the cycle?
This new musical is a collaboration between Danny Rubin, who wrote the story on which the movie was based, and seven of the creators of Matilda The Musical. They include director Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, and choreographer Peter Darling. After first emerging into the light at London's Old Vic Theatre, the show has now popped up on Broadway.
Windmill Theatre Co (Pinocchio) returns with Grug and the Rainbow, an all-new colorful tale based on Ted Prior's celebrated series of picture books. Grug, with the help of his friends Cara the carpet snake and Snoot the echidna, sets off on a quest to capture a rainbow that he can call his very own. Set to the musical musings of DJ TR!P (Plop!) and featuring playful puppetry and imaginative storytelling, Grug and his mates embark on a fun-filled adventure, landing themselves in a host of hilarious situations.
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.
Amy had ambitious plans for Broadway, until she abruptly developed a blood clot the week before her high school senior prom. After being rushed to the hospital, her stomach exploded in the operating room, and after both her lungs collapsed, she nearly died. After waking up from a coma several months later, she was told she no longer had a stomach, and it was unknown whether she would ever be able to eat or drink again. After 27 surgeries and six of the past ten years unable to drink a drop of fluid, Amy's digestive system was miraculously reconstructed and she learned that the human spirit heals through "gutsiness", gratitude, and an overabundance of humor. Amy Oestreicher is an artist, author, speaker for RAINN and TEDx, writer for The Huffington Post, award-winning health advocate, actress and playwright, eagerly sharing the lessons learned from a decade of trauma through her writing, performance, art and speaking. Amy's story and show have appeared on the TODAY Show, CBS, & NBC.
Written in 1921 by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill, this iconic American drama is a searing social commentary on the divide between the rich and poor in the industrial age. The timeless story of class and identity is reimagined in a production by visionary director Richard Jones, whose acclaimed staging for The Old Vic has been boldly reimagined for the Park Avenue Armory's soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall.
Tony-nominated actor Bobby Cannavale stars as Yank, the laborer searching for a sense of belonging and individual identity within a society dominated by the elite. His journey from the bowels of a transatlantic ocean liner to the wealthy neighborhoods of New York literally revolves around the audience like the conveyer belt of a large machine, in a design by Stewart Laing that mirrors the industrial backdrop of the play on an epic scale. The production challenges audiences to confront capitalism and inequality, providing a contemporary rallying cry addressed as much to our own gilded age as to O'Neill's.
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes Hamilton, a musical about a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has given words and music to the story of an unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind who went from being a bastard orphan to George Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury Department secretary who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and Aaron Burr, lifelong friend and foe of Hamilton, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Mesiner-master John DeSotelle directs the Nu• ance Theatre's ambitious take on William Shakespeare's enigmatic tale. The company's experimental stage will be transformed into a castle in the 16th Century complete with a drawbridge, ramparts, and ghost... not an actor but a visual effect as old as the dark ages! DeSotelle assembled a team of expert technicians to basically transport us back to the 16th Century.
Visual artist and activist Ai Weiwei and Pritzker Prize-winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron collaborate on a new site-specific commission that leverages both the vast scale of the Park Avenue Armory's drill hall and its history as a public meeting space. Exploring the meaning of public space in our surveillance-laden world, the installation references the story of Hansel and Gretel, in which children lose their way and feel a sense of menace in a space they know and trust. The artists take advantage of the architecture of the drill hall — its openness and 80-foot height — to create a disconcerting environment with an unexpected entrance wherein every movement is tracked and surveyed by drones and communicated to an unknown public. Accompanying this installation will be talks and programs by artists, philosophers, and activists.
Hansel & Gretel builds on a legacy of over 15 years of collaboration among Weiwei, Herzog, and de Meuron, who have worked together on such design projects as the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and the National Stadium in Beijing, created for the 2008 Summer Olympics and nicknamed the "Bird's Nest" for its façade of interwoven steel.
Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Buried up to her waist and sinking into the earth, Winnie is one of modern drama's fundamental female roles: an endlessly fascinating spirit of buoyant resourcefulness and unassuming grace in the face of inevitable oblivion. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, compassionate and ferocious, this extraordinary Happy Days is directed by James Bundy, artistic director of Yale Repertory Theater, where this production originated.
Harmony examines the reality of Internet surveillance and the government's control on media in China, in an attempt to serve as a warning in the society we live in. Building a harmonious society comes with a cost, and the idea of "Harmony" is an illusion which involves oppression and a loss of freedom. We have recorded voices from people of various background, in order to exhibit a community that thrives on disharmony.
Harmony is an audio documentary and sound sculpture enhanced with visual/movement elements, featuring the collective consciousness of voices around the globe. It was first conceived as a response to China's extreme enforcement of Internet surveillance and people's silent protest using puns and metaphors. Over the past year we've collected 46 individuals' responses on a set of questions, who shared their takes on the world's current state, their interpretations on some of the most universal yet polarizing concepts, as well as the vulnerabilities we share as a race. Harmony is set to be a living, growing, and evolving organ that would pick up whatever's happening in the moment. In this instalment, our presentation will feature live responses in DC at the women's march and the aftermath of the 2017 inauguration.
Bette Midler returns to Broadway in one of the theater's most cherished musicals when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! David Hyde Pierce also stars.
Based on Thornton Wilder's farce The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! caused an instant sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 1964, winning a record-shattering 10 Tony Awards and breaking the record for Broadway's longest-running show. Directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and featuring choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, this new Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director and choreographer Gower Champion, still considered one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
Having won critical praise for his previous residencies, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young returns to Café Carlyle with Here for You, an all-new show. Young originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Tony Award-winning musical and international hit Jersey Boys. As Valli, Young became the only American actor in history to win all four major leading actor honors in a Broadway debut: the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards.
Dylan Crossman's dance company looks at human behavior within formalism. Abrons Arts Center presents Crossman's newest work, Here We Are. While Jesse Stiles' haunting score and the feel of old Prague filter into the old Playhouse, ponder whether three individuals are in love with one another or in love with you, their witness. Or maybe it is the sound of you falling in love again.
Hi-Fi | Wi-Fi | Sci-Fi: Predictions Past Present and Future is a one-of-a-kind production composed of a series of short plays by Robert Patrick. It includes the dramas Camera Obscura and All in the Mind — minimalist works from the 1960s and '70s that questioned the future and presciently foreshadowed the cyber web we live in today. Completing the series is a new play, Anything Is Plausible, which immerses the viewer in technologies that were science fiction when the other two plays were written. Such as? 360-degree video, virtual reality, and distance collaboration (telepresence) between two cities: Seoul and New York City.
Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down at 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 4th 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?
Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is a tragedy set in a cloistered world of women in 1930s Spain. A tyrannical mother dominates her five unmarried daughters, all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. Their repressed environment leads to an explosion of passion, jealousy, hatred, and despair.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System. At matinee performances, subtitles are provided only by request.
At a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey, two married couples discuss a younger acquaintance — a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat. Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year's Eve party, which alters the course of their lives. How to Transcend a Happy Marriage asks: How much love can a twosome contain? What are the limits of friendship, and what happens when parents who have forgotten their own wildness have a wild rumpus all their own?
The angst, anguish, and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed — then shoved — into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking 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 prewar 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.
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Play!
Hundred Days is the uncensored, exhilarating, and heartrending true story of how Abigail and Shaun Bengson met and fell in love, and how that love unleashed their terror of mortality. With magnetic chemistry and anthemic folk-punk music, the Bengsons explore the fundamental question of how to make the most of the time that we have.
Hundred Days was created by Abigail and Shaun Bengson with their collaborators Anne Kauffman and Sarah Gancher. The Bengsons are an American folk-rock duo who have performed their music worldwide. Their theater and dance credits include You'll Still Call Me By Name (NYLA), Anything That Gives Off Light (Edinburgh Theater Festival), The Place We Built (Flea Theater), and Iphigenia in Aulis (Classic Stage Company).
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 Like It Like That – A Musical is the story of the Rodríguez family living in New York City in the early 1970s. At that time music was the proudest expression of "El Barrio," their East Harlem neighborhood. I Like It Like That takes the audience on a historical musical journey amid neighborhood volatility and social activism. As neighborhood residents deal with the ever-present pull between escape and social conscience, so too members of the Rodríguez family navigate the challenges they face living in the heart of a volatile environment. Instilled in them is the importance of family and the desire to succeed. Starring as the patriarch is Tito Nieves, Grammy nominee and Latin music superstar.
In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer reunites with his two sisters for a celebration of their father's 75th birthday. All deeply invested in their own versions of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael's controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate — with biting humor and razor-sharp insight — how much of the past they're willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.
If I Forget is a sharply funny, unflinchingly honest new play about the stories we choose to believe, the compromises we can't avoid, and the hurt only our nearest and dearest can inflict.
Reno is an opinionated, radical feminist alternative voice who creates heavily improvised stream-of-consciousness topical monologues with incredible wit, political consciousness and common sense. Starting with her first HBO comedy hour, Reno In Rage And Rehab through her HBO feature film, Reno Finds Her Mom, her Bravo series, Citizen Reno, to her live show commissioned by Hartford Stage, The God Show, Reno wrestles with the "way it is" and points to the "way it's supposed to be."
Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this smash — make that smashed — hit! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy once used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, The Imbible chaperones audiences on a trip through 10,000 years of world history. The journey is accompanied by music — the a capella stylings of The Backwaiters — and craft cocktails. You can sit back, drink up, and enjoy as 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 to this critically acclaimed comedy sell out weekly, so get yours early.
Note: Each ticket includes three cocktails.
Immortal Chi is a fusion of Chinese martial arts and acrobatics, accompanied by an all-female percussion ensemble. Expect adrenalin-fueled stunts, traditional weaponry, feats of human endurance, and stunning costumes. This feast for the senses brings the ancient traditions and rich theatrical history of China to life with a rousing 21st-century twist.
"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.
Featuring an a cappella score from the talents behind Frozen and Pitch Perfect, In Transit is a new musical about the modern world, bringing to life a tapestry of people and music in the city that never sleeps…or stands still. Inspired by the vibrant rhythms of life on the subway, In Transit follows the intertwining lives of 11 New Yorkers, all hoping to catch the express train to success, love, and happiness — and their stops along the way.
From Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) comes a provocative new play inspired by a true story. Indecent follows the incredible journey of a controversial piece of theater and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. A riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama, Indecent is a celebration of art and tradition, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a gripping look at an explosive moment in history. Created by Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss), the show features music performed by an onstage band. It comes to Broadway with the original ensemble intact after a critically acclaimed, sold-out off-Broadway run.
International Women Artists' Salon presents a showcase of performance, literature, and video.
When a famous psychologist and author calls a temp agency for an apprentice, the perfect candidate appears at his door. Witty, studious, and eager to please, Matt Sinclair quickly makes an impression with Dr. Eugene Harper. All is not as it appears, however, and what starts as an interview quickly turns sinister as the author's true motives are revealed. Interview tells the story of a psychologist, a criminal defendant, and a legal system that stops at nothing to gain an alleged killer's confession…even if it means driving the accused to the brink of insanity.
Isaac Mizrahi has been a leader in the fashion industry for almost 30 years. Not merely for his work as a designer but also for his crossover presence into pop culture. Currently he serves as a weekly judge on Project Runway: All-Stars and is at work on a memoir due out in 2017. Mizrahi has designed costumes for the New York Metropolitan Opera, the American Ballet Theater, and the San Francisco Ballet. He has also designed costumes and sets for Broadway and Off Broadway shows including his own one-man show in 2000.
Israeli Chamber Project members share a passion of music-making and deep connection with the musical culture of Israel. Acclaimed in performances around the world, they devise programs combining beloved masterworks with lesser-known gems, and music by Israeli composers. Their first BPAC season includes two diverse programs for strings, winds, and piano. In the fall, Khachaturian's combination of Eastern and Western influences shares an evening with Erwin Schulhoff's dazzling Duo for Violin and Cello, Israeli Gilad Hochman's Slightly Disturbed, and Brahm's well-love Clarinet Trio. In the spring, violist Paul Neubauer is ICP's guest in a program framed by two energetic piano quartets written a century apart. Mozart's lyrical 2nd Piano Quartet and Richard Strauss' impassioned and rarely played work, written when he was just nineteen years old.
The Jam: MLK is an evening of music, dance, and spoken-word poetry inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Daniel J. Watts (Hamilton) will be joined by band members Ephraim Sykes (NBC's Hairspray Live!) on drums and vocals, Alex Ortega (Broadway at the W) on guitar and vocals, Voltaire Wade-Greene (Hamilton) on bass and vocals, and DJ Duggz, aka Preston Dugger III (Motown The Musical), spinning through the evening. Featured guests include actors-singers-songwriters Bryan Fenkart (Memphis) and Crystal Joy (Motown). The official after-party features DJ Duggz.
A play on words, The Jam pays homage to Watts' great-grandmother, who, after making jam from scratch, would share with others what she was unable to consume herself. This show is Watts' continuation of that legacy, featuring his original spoken-word poetry, often set to music and/or dance.
Jersey Boys is the Broadway musical based on the life of Frankie Valli and the other members of The Four Seasons: Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. The show tells the story of these 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 30 years old. 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 of You," among others.
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical!
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar in concert, starring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked). The one-night-only female-centered concert of the rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius. The cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by a 5-piece band.
A born and bred New Yorker, Jill Kopelman Kargman, is the creater, writer, producer and star of the scripted comedy Odd Mom Out in which Ms. Kargman plays a satirical version of herself navigating the hilarity of raising children on the upper east side in NYC. The show's 3rd season will air summer 2017 on Bravo. She will be performing heavy metal songs, cabaret style.
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.
Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. Golden Globe, Grammy, and Oscar winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads and creator of Here Lies Love, explores the rise of Joan of Arc with a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert. Directed by Golden Globe winner Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Joan of Arc: Into the Fire is a new show about challenging the powerful and believing in the impossible.
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Joan Osborne returns to Café Carlyle. Joan Osborne is a multi-platinum recording artist whose career was jumpstarted with the great success of her major label debut album, Relish. The album produced the massive MTV and international smash single, "One of Us."
In the days leading up to the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump, Joe's NYC Bar will open its doors in NYC for the first time in its 15-year existence. At Joe's NYC Bar, the audience is invited to join the interactive, immersive, improvised, 90-minute show that seeks to build a global conversation about the world we live in.
Originally conceived and created in Orlando in 2001 by New York transplant Christian Kelty, Joe's NYC Bar offers a safe space for the public to interact with a diverse cast of colorful and opinionated barflies about issues close to their hearts. At Joe's, audience members will interact with diverse characters from a wired ad executive to a neurotic pharma rep. Embedded into the experience are meticulously researched characters, each with their individual narratives explored, plus a different world-class live musical act every night.
José Maya performs his newest work Latente: A Flamenco Journey, in its New York debut, a journey that takes the audience to the deepest realms of a Gypsy flamenco dancer's soul. Choreographed by José Maya, this program follows him on a quest of self-discovery while an ancestral spirit guides him in this search to freedom and understanding. Maya will be joined by legendary Gypsy singer Juana la del Pipa, powerhouse vocalists José Valencia and Manuel Tañé, and celebrated guitarist El Perla.
One of Iran's most beloved artists and the preeminent ambassador of Persian music, Kayhan Kalhor is a master of the kamancheh, a spiked fiddle. Known for his improvisations, compositions, and collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider, the Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, the Ghazal Ensemble, and many orchestras around the world, Kayhan has popularized Persian music in the West and is a creative force in today's international music scene. Guest artists to be announced!
Choreographer Ivy Baldwin's latest work, Keen (Part 2), is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center, the Joyce, and the Chocolate Factory. This new dance for the Abrons Playhouse builds upon Baldwin's recent Keen (Part 1) for the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Keen (Part 2) is performed by Baldwin, Anna Carapetyan, Eleanor Smith, and Katie Workum, with a score by Justin Jones, lighting by Chloe Z. Brown, and costumes by Mindy Nelson. Keen (Part 2) grows out of an open-eyed exploration of that which we uncomfortably avoid: the contours of grief — the rites and rituals, spoken and unspoken, public and hidden, age-old and brand-new.
Seventeen-year-old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.
Kid Victory is the latest collaboration between composer John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago) and playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem). Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed, winner of a Susan Stroman Directing Award) directs this musical about breaking out and breaking through.
Kidnap Road by Catherine Filloux is a two-person theatrical imagining of the captivity of former Colombian senator and anticorruption activist Íngrid Betancourt.
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 musical that will raise your spirits to new heights!
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
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!
Tensions rise when famed attorney William Kunstler arrives on a college campus to give a seminar and the brilliant young law student assigned to introduce him objects to his appearance. Has Kunstler finally met his match?
Kunstler was an American civil rights pioneer and attorney so famous that he played himself on Law & Order. His career defending "social outcasts" was as colorful as the man himself. Director of the ACLU from 1964-72, he gained prominence serving as defense attorney for the Freedom Riders and the Chicago Seven as well as for members of the Black Panther Party, the Attica Prison rioters, the American Indian Movement, and Weather Underground. As an attorney in private practice in New York City, he continued to court headlines with controversial clients, from Omar Abdel-Rahman (involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing) to notorious Mafia figures like John Gotti.
Jeff McCarthy (Southern Comfort at the Public Theater) stars as the title character in this fictionalized account. Joining him onstage is Steppenwolf Theatre Company regular Nambi E. Kelley as the whip-smart student who opposes Kunstler.
An evening of 3 one-act plays that received their world premiers at past LaBute New Theater Festivals at St. Louis Actors' Studio's Gaslight Theater, plus the world premiere of Neil LaBute's What Happens In Vegas.
Feeling Good is a peek through song into the life of Tony winner LaChanze. It previewed at Joe's Pub in 2014 and has been reworked to include original music as well as new arrangements starting with the title song, arranged by Michael Olatuja.
Larry Harlow and Ismael Miranda, have made one of the most successful partnerships in the history of classical salsa in New York that have earned him public recognition and have, moreover, left an indelible mark on the taste of salseros. When Ismael Miranda reaches Larry Harlow Orchestra, the group already had some years of existence. But it was the "Jibaro Aguadeño que si sabe del Montuno" who fell like a glove to the "El Judio Maravilloso" and together they began an era that marked a milestone in the history of salsa.
After five decades of success Harlow and Miranda, return to the Lehman Center to delight all fans playing the best of his classic repertoire as "Abran Paso", "Señor Sereno", Fue Abandonada, "Se Casa La Rumba", "Lamento de un Guajiro", "Tumba y Bongo", "El Malecon", "Las Mujeres Son" are mandatory for Miranda in their performances.
Stephen Adly Guirgis' play The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, directed by Estelle Parsons and performed by members of the Actors Studio, will be revived as part of the Studio's 70th anniversary celebration.
Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son — and the rest of us — on the buried history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth and recovering from the past.
Spurred 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, uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, directs this incendiary new show from one the most provocatively hilarious satirists in American theater.
Latin Standards, directed by David Schweizer, is Marga Gomez's new solo piece about fathers, entertainment, gentrification, drag, and café Cubano. Marga revisits the triumphs and demons of her father, Willy Chevalier, a comedian, producer, songwriter, Café El Pico spokesperson, and prominent figure in the golden era of New York's Latino variety shows. His victories spurred Marga on a quest for laughter from strangers. His demise drove her to produce a hipster comedy night in a struggling Latino drag club in San Francisco. Latin Standards is an energetic, funny, and poignant story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter.
Marga Gomez is a GLAAD award-winning writer and performer of 12 solo plays, which have been presented at the Public Theater, La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, Dixon Place, and more. Standup comedy appearances include LOGO's One Night Stand, Comedy Central's Out There, and HBO's Comic Relief.
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.
Leaving Lannahassee, Lynn Navarra's powerful drama takes place in the Gateway Home & Rehabilitation Center in Lannahassee Georgia, where four individuals come to grips with mental illness and how it affects them and their families. Two hatch a plan of "escape." God works in mysterious ways.
The Liar is a 17th-century farce of mistaken identity and secrets. The charming Dorante cannot tell the truth, while his manservant cannot lie.
Adapted by Tony nominee David Ives (Venus in Fur) from a play by Pierre Corneille, The Liar is the sixth production in a collaboration between Ives and Classic Stage Company, a group dedicated to reimagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. Michael Kahn (Showboat), another Tony nominee and member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame, directs.
A set of one-act parables from acclaimed playwright James Crafford dealing with life-changing [or ending] decisions.
Life According to Saki is inspired by the life and short stories of early 20th-century writer Hector Hugh Munro, nicknamed "Saki." Somewhere between Oscar Wilde and Roald Dahl, Saki's creations are witty, absurd, and peculiarly optimistic.
It is November 1916 at the Battle of the Somme — where Saki and his fellow soldiers bear witness to a world turned on its head. They seek refuge in Saki's stories, where the serious is taken lightly and the light seriously, and for a time the war cannot intrude.
Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, Life According to Saki is now making its U.S. premiere. This debut play by award-winning children's author Katherine Rundell is directed by Jessica Lazar and designed by Anna Lewis. It is brought to life by an ensemble cast and the occasional puppet.
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.
Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye, the now-forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, 40-year love story spins. From the minds of celebrated playmaking company The Debate Society, The Light Years is an epic yet intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future — and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention.
Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and he's on a quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt and prevent a war among the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you're a demigod. Based on the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan and featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure. Chris McCarrell (Les Misérables) stars as Percy.
Linda Wilde has it all. She's an award-winning senior executive as well as a busy wife and mother. But when she pitches a revolutionary concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age, she finds herself fighting for her own relevance as every part of her carefully considered life starts to show cracks. Manhattan Theatre Club presents this timely, moving, and fiercely funny new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization) in its American premiere, directed by MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow.
Five people wait in line for an unknown event, each trying to get to the front. Through their shoving and conniving, Line dramatizes the absurdity of everyday life.
The length of the show's run is a testament to its interminable relevance. Line has been running — or rather, standing and waiting — since 1967. Among those stuck in the original production was Richard Dreyfuss, then almost as unknown as the event his character awaited. Today the rotating cast continues to feature emerging young actors. Tradition also lives on in the play's director, Jay Michaels; he studied with Carol Ilson, who directed Line in 1974. The playwright is still Israel Horovitz.
Based on the 1994 Disney 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 amazes 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 onstage. 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.
Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today.
In a first for Manhattan Theatre Club, Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will alternate between the roles of Regina and Birdie, both members of a strong-willed, aristocratic Southern family. The actresses will play the characters in repertory, appearing opposite each other at each performance.
A romantic fun evening of live cabaret music combining old-style romance with contemporary pop at New York City's top cabaret venue, The Metropolitan Room. Suzanna Ross will be singing American jazz standards, several French classics, movie score favorites, pop (1960s and modern) from the lists of Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Sting, Michel Legrand, Edith Piaf, Francoise Hardy and more.
Created by the New York City-based comedy troupe Eight Is Never Enough, LMAO is an interactive show combining improv, sketch, music, and (why not?) magic. Every Saturday night, special guest artists enrich the mix.
Lonely, I'm Not is a romantic comedy that follows Porter, a former prodigal corporate "ninja," and Heather, an ambitious young businesswoman who has been sightless since age 2. It's 4 years after Porter had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and got divorced when their old friend "Little Dog" decides that these two might just hit it off.
A playwright invites us along as he returns to his high school gymnatorium on the night before it's to be torn down, to examine and reimagine the lives that were touched in some way by the building — especially those involved in the school's many past productions of Our Town. Equal parts earnest love letter and meta dissection of Thornton Wilder's masterpiece, Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of Our Town takes the awkward and the cringe-worthy, the hilarious and the tragic, the ordinary and the extraordinary, and explores what it means to be human today.
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.
Louisiana Purchase is a 1940 musical by Irving Berlin. Set in New Orleans, it satirizes then-Louisiana governor Huey Long.
Love in Salsa is a special concert featuring a romantic lineup of Maelo Ruiz ("El cantante del amor"), Tito Rojas ("Sensual"), Giro Lopez ("Amor Lunatico"), and Nino Segarra ("Enamorado").
Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore is an assortment of stories based on Ilene Beckerman's autobiography and recollections of the Ephrons and their friends. It was all the rage when it debuted, going on to bag the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. Not only that — the show stayed in style, running for three years off-Broadway and catching on internationally. Now 92Y and Daryl Roth have reunited a stunning cast to fashion a one-night reading out of this funny and touching piece.
Drag queens serve up dinner, outrageousness, and a show at Lucky Cheng's Restaurant. The show features comedy, karaoke, and — embrace yourself — interactive cabaret. The cross-dressed staff are anything but a drag; they enhance the fun as your bartenders, waitresses, and performers. After 19 years in downtown Manhattan, this dinner show transferred in 2012 to the Times Square area, where the shenanigans continue today.
Lucky Penny is a two man show that depicts an everyman's hilarious and moving journey through the life cycle. From the death of a parent to the birth of a child. David Deblinger zig zags through a range of mad, sad, beautiful, crazy characters & stories punctuated by jazz/pop vocals performed by the great Fred Johnson.
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.
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performs an all-new celebration of Chinese arts commemorating the Year of the Rooster, cousin to the mythical Phoenix, whose song awakens the world each morning and whose confidence and loyalty are well regarded. Delightful red lions, golden dragons, and white peacocks frolic and play to the exotic sounds of traditional instruments, while graceful dancers and astounding acrobats showcase the rich culture of one of Brooklyn's most vibrant communities.
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 actual 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 expat neighbor. Made in China features 30 puppets, seven puppeteers, music inspired by both American and Chinese traditions, and animated video.
An isolated woman finds solace in shopping. After one of her big-box sprees, she finds a cry-for-help note, written by a woman in a Chinese labor camp, stuffed in a box of Halloween lights. Inspired into activism, she embarks on an odyssey of global proportions.
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 a middle-aged American woman and her Chinese ex-pat neighbor. Baby pandas, dancing appliances and romping middle-aged lovers populate Wakka Wakka's fantastical universe. Made In China features 30 puppets, music inspired by both American and Chinese traditions, and animated video to spin an entertaining tale with powerful take-aways and plenty of laughs.
The NoMad, in collaboration with theory11, presents The Magician, an intimate evening of magic, mystery, and deception, starring Dan White.
Dan White is a magician, creator, consultant, and performer. Over the past 20 years, he's created magic on stage and screen around the world. Most recently, Dan was featured on the Discovery Channel special The Supernaturalist and White Magic on the Travel Channel. In 2014, Dan served as a creative consultant to Kanye West, collaborating on iconic, magic visuals for the YEEZUS tour. Prior to that, Dan consulted on-site in Las Vegas with legendary illusionist David Copperfield. Dan is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sometimes even the most devout can lose their faith. When Ken, a middle-aged man from Nebraska, suddenly finds he's lost his — along with his sense of purpose — he goes on a wild adventure to find it. Along the way he encounters a world vastly different from his own, filled with chance meetings and romantic encounters that shake him to the core. From the playwright of August: Osage County comes a fascinating exploration of what happens when we lose our belief system and of the characters that enter our lives on the path to a meaningful existence.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, and comprising performers drawn primarily from the city's townships, the Isango Ensemble has garnered international acclaim for its musical, theatricalized adaptations of classic works. With A Man of Good Hope, the company draws inspiration from a contemporary work whose subject matter hits close to home. In a coproduction with the Young Vic — which partnered with Isango on 2014's Olivier Award-winning The Magic Flute — the company adapts for the stage South African native Johnny Steinberg's 2015 book about a Somali refugee's journey from Mogadishu to Johannesburg and finally to the United States. Driven by Isango's powerhouse vocals and signature marimba, the resulting work is a clear-eyed portrait of the compromises and resilience necessary for survival. This ensemble effort transforms a single man's story into an expansive African epic.
Award-winning songwriters Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler ("Taylor the Latte Boy," "Alto's Lament," Hollywood Romance) share their vivacious, eclectic, romantic, and seriously funny songbook in Marcy & Zina & Friends. This celebration welcomes the winter with old favorites, debuts, special surprises, and sneak peeks at upcoming projects. Featured "friends" include Scott Coulter, Mary Ann McSweeney, Peter Sachon, and several others.
When former FBI agent Mark Felt revealed in 2005 that he had been Deep Throat, the secret source who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Richard Nixon, he ended one of the most intriguing chapters in the history of journalism (and one of the worst in U.S. politics).
Mark Felt, Superstar is, just as you wouldn't expect, a whimsical, jazzy musical romp. A cast of five portrays 24 colorful characters in this fast-moving take on a political scandal that shocked America and still reverberates today. Part thriller, part tragedy, part comedy, Mark Felt, Superstar has a book, music, and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum. Its many-sidedness makes audiences rethink everything they thought they knew about Deep Throat and Watergate, all while entertaining them with musical numbers.
After working so hard to get the ring, Sharon never expected that her marriage to Julian, a rising R&B star, would be hanging by a thread after one year. A delayed honeymoon, a neglected anniversary, and many nights apart have rocked their relationship to the core. But even though she's working at it alone, she's willing to do whatever it takes to save her marriage. That is, until rumors of Julian's infidelity start floating around, forcing Sharon to give him an ultimatum: End the tour or end their marriage. Not ready to close the door on either part of his life, Julian's indecisiveness opens the door for Sharon's old flame Jackson to ignite the fire that's been missing, but this time around, it might just be an inferno.
A trial in the afterlife, with the Devil as prosecutor. In the new play Martin Luther on Trial, Luther's beloved wife, Katarina, defends him as witnesses including Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, St. Paul, Pope Francis, and Martin Luther King Jr. take the stand. Even as 2017 marks 500 years since Luther ignited the Protestant Revolt against Rome, he continues to spark intense debate. You be the judge in this witty, provocative exploration of one of history's most explosive personalities and the religious and political controversies he unleashed.
Estranged sisters Lee and Bessie have never seen eye to eye. Lee is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Bessie's got her hands full with their elderly father and his soap opera-obsessed sister. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, the two women reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee's good intentions and wig-styling skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere...or at least keep him from burning her house down? Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World? Exploring an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion, and a dose of wonderfully absurd humor, Marvin's Room is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally.
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) – founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw – will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season.
Following this past season's successful partnership with New York City Center, MasterVoices is pleased to return there for the New York premiere of 27. A new English translation of the St. John Passion and the first major revival of Babes in Toyland in New York City in over 85 years will be performed at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
In this tale of irrepressible lust, impossible purity, and infuriating hypocrisy, incompatible values collide and expose the tenuous boundary between order and anarchy. Such is director Simon Godwin's take on this Shakespeare play. Godwin, an associate director at London's National Theatre, sees Measure for Measure as a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies in a tensely diverse world. How apropos...
Each week, the Magnet Theater's resident ensembles converge for a night of improv comedy. The night might include anything from monoscenes to Harolds (long-form improv acts that begin with a suggestion from the audience). Because Megawatt's format gets changed more frequently than a lightbulb, returning audience members can expect to be dazzled every time.
Cheers Darling will feature Melinda Hughes's brilliantly crafted songs about the special relationship between the UK and the US; the declining British Aristocracy, selfies, Brexit and Donald Trump's non-stop tweeting. The political climate today, compared with Weimar Berlin, will make this a poignant, hilarious and unforgettable evening – especially since her appearance will coincide with the inauguration of Donald Trump.
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.
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.
Colombian troupe Vueltas Bravas presents an international production of August Strindberg's Miss Julie with actors from South America and the U.S.
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, the musical Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between John, an American GI, and Kim, a young Vietnamese woman. Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon nightclub owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as "The Engineer." John buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night — a night that will change their lives forever.
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.
On Martin Luther King weekend, find courage at midnight with Mr. President.
On the brink of financial disaster, a son named Justice and his mother struggle to survive in Washington, DC during the Obama presidency. But change for mother and son proves not to be a promise but a consequence. Justice is jobless and hopeless, and the White House serves as a relentless symbol of what he will never have and who he will never be. An unexpected meeting with the President, however, changes Justice's life forever. Through drama, dance and song the lives of Justice and the Obama family become parallel stories of unflinching courage and audacious hope.
Directed by the legendary Melvin Williams and choreographed by Joffrey Ballet's, Candice Michelle Franklin, this dramatic musical will dare you to become the change we need.
Mr. Wonderful focuses on nightclub entertainer Charlie Welch, especially his personal and show business struggles. The source of those struggles? Being black in a "white world."
This 1956 musical was written to showcase the talents of Sammy Davis Jr. and Chita Rivera. The Musicals Tonight production is the show's first revival.
This play centers on Mrs. Warren, who, forced by the economic realities of 19th-century London, becomes a prostitute. Later she runs several successful brothels to finance her daughter's upbringing and education. When her daughter finds out, confrontations ensue.
Mrs. Warren's Profession is regarded as one of George Bernard Shaw's most accomplished plays, though only his third. Through the characterization of Mrs. Warren, Shaw exposes the corruption and hypocrisy of the "genteel" class. As he notes in his Apology, "Mrs. Warren's defence of herself and indictment of society is the thing that most needs saying."
The mob just made a hit, but everyone will live to talk about it. And talking they are because when the "boys" get together, it's a scream! Join this interactive show 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 ducking bullets over Broadway, but that won't stop the fun! Eat, drink, dance, and be merry. You might just die laughing!
This two and a half hour comedy mystery includes a three-course sit-down dinner and dancing. Audience members even have the chance to solve the case and win prizes. Seven prizes are awarded at every performance and include "Academy Awards" for the best actor and actress in 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.
DCINY proudly honors UK composer Sir Karl Jenkins with an evening comprised of both new and lauded compositions by the honoree. Program includes the North American Premiere of Jenkins' Cantata Memoria For the Children of Aberfan and his beautiful Requiem. Conducted by Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor and featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.
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!
The three-show Musicals in Mufti series launches with Milk and Honey — book by Don Appel, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Marking the Broadway debut of Jerry Herman, this musical centers on the romance between two Americans in Israel — a lonely widow on tour and an unhappily married man visiting his daughter. Set against the backdrop of Israel's struggle for recognition as an independent nation, the show is a tale of love, optimism, and second chances.
It is followed by Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage — music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, and others. The musical is a joyous and moving celebration of Kurt Weill, a cantor's son and one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century. Weill's greatest theater songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story, spanning 20 eventful years — from Von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany to Roosevelt and Truman in the U.S.
The Winter 2017 series concludes with Dear World — book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. When a group of businessmen scheme to drill for oil in Paris, there is only one force in the world that can stop them: Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot. With the help of idealism, love, and poetry — not to mention two other madwomen, a local sewerman, and a pair of young lovers — the Countess fights to save Paris and the world from greed. This production stars Emmy and Tony Award winner Tyne Daly.
Happening in conjunction with the Musicals in Mufti series is Hello, Jerry!, a multimedia presentation by Charles Troy, a musical theater historian, graphic designer, and former lyricist.
In the third chapter of the Big Gay Italian trilogy, Anthony J. Wilkinson's character is approaching his 40s and facing the challenges of balancing his now successful weight loss company with past and present gay relationships. New and familiar characters come together to join him on his journey through another outrageous comedy of errors.
This all-new family-friendly celebration of Chinese culture commemorates the Year of the Rooster and will feature special guest soloists from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York.
Naked Boys Singing! consists of six adult males doing what the title declares. Whether exposing the anxiety of a high school locker room or revealing the joys of performing nude, the uninhibited singing of these "boys" celebrates the male anatomy with wit and explicitness. And not only do they perform in the buff; many are buff themselves. Each member of the cast performs a solo tune as well as in ensemble pieces. Get excited: Every penile synonym known to man is referenced in this show.
The women of the Muscolino family have spent years oppressed by the frightening temper of their husband and father. All of them are hiding dreams, loves, and longings; all are desperate for a life beyond their four walls. But when a plane crashes into their neighborhood, the family's plans are put on hold. The women fight to find their voices and to hold on to each other. Napoli, Brooklyn is a play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness in 1960s Brooklyn.
One of the premier dance companies in the Caribbean, NDTC blends the folklore, music, and dance of Jamaica, Africa, and the American South with modern and classical forms to create a vibrant celebration of West Indian culture. Celebrating their 55th Anniversary, their much-anticipated return to Brooklyn Center will feature two programs combining evocative new works with favorites from their extensive repertoire.
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.
Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in November 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. At this concert, the orchestra will perform the following works:
- Sergei Rachmaninoff — Symphony No. 3, Op. 37
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Violin Concerto, Op. 35 (with violin soloist Dima Tkachenko)
- Igor Stravinsky — Suite from The Firebird ballet
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.
With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone's favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera's Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith. Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages.
Follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting, this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms – from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet – all of which combine to make a highly entertaining show.
By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, New York Theatre Ballet fosters new understanding and appreciation of dance. This particular pairing brings together a piece by former NYTB choreographer Edward Henkel and another by Broadway choreographer Chase Brock. The first is a restaging of Henkel's 1986 Revision; the second is the world premiere of Misfit Movement Makers, set to indie-folk and folk-pop music with lyrics.
NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children.
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.
NEWSical the Musical lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. No one in the news is safe! With songs and material updated regularly, this topical musical revue is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof!
In 2010 NEWSical received two Drama Desk Award nominations: one for for Outstanding Musical Revue and one for Outstanding Lyrics. The lyrics were written by Rick Crom, who also composed the music.
In the summer of 1992 in Medford, New Jersey, Adam and his gang of friends face life after high school. But when the five of them encounter a mysterious visitor from another world, their lives are forever changed. Nibbler is a dark comedy about a time in life when everything and nothing seems possible.
Playing off of traditional theatrical tropes and cliches, playwrights Caroline Prugh, Robert Price, and Samara Weiss have crafted purposefully 'bad' short plays.
At the end of World War Two, Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, finds himself alone and far away from home when he meets the mysterious Mr. H, a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. Fast friends, they set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger, and uncertainty to find Ernst's family. Delicate piano music and dreamlike stage effects help tell this story of two survivors who become each other's allies, protectors, and confidants. Inspired by a true story, Nivelli's War is a vivid and moving theatrical account of an incredible journey and magical friendship.
Nocturnes is an evening with visual artist Rosalyn Engelman in which her life and creative processes are explored through film, music, and conversation. The program includes the documentary film Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory, a conversation between the artist and Baruch Performing Arts Center director Ted Altschuler, and nocturnes by Chopin, Fauré, and Lowell Liebermann performed by pianist David Shimoni. It concludes with a toast to the triptych Nocturnes by Engelman herself.
Rosalyn Engelman is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist. She works with a variety of materials, including outdated and discarded electronic equipment, mannequins, nails, and barbed wire, producing art with a striking range of expressive content. In all her work, Engelman is searching for beauty, hope, and transcendence. Her art is ultimately about the indomitable human spirit — the will to create in a world where devastation is a dominant theme of life. Her art comes from the belief that communication, especially through art and creativity, is a key source of redemption.
In 1961 a movie star is committed to a Manhattan psych ward. The doctor assigned to her case believes he must keep her there for her own good, but the creative genius behind the movie star mask will sacrifice anything to regain her freedom. Based on a true story.
The Nose is the story of a government worker whose position is upset when his nose leaves his face and masquerades as a higher-ranking official. This family musical, adapted from Nikolai Gogol's story of the same name, features Russian-themed music and lessons we can all relate to.
Not That Jewish is Emmy Award-winning writer, actress, and comedian Monica Piper's autobiographical telling of a Jew…'ish' girl's life. From growing up in a show business family in the Bronx and taking her first steps on a comedy club stage to a WASP wedding and an "almost" night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life, using the same signature wit found in her writing for Roseanne, Mad About You, and Rugrats. Over the course of 80 minutes, the audience travels with Piper from innocence to individuality, from reliant to resilient, and shares the hilarity and heartache along the way.
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 to the Broadway Comedy Club! You can enjoy shows every night in an intimate setting with great food and drinks. The lineup of comedians includes the hottest TV headliners from Comedy Central and late-night television as well as New York City's 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 NYC 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)
Simeon: fourteen, awkward, a brainiac. Morgan: eight, also awkward, also a brainiac. Venice: five, adorable. Orphaned and alone in the world, they make a vow to never be separated. Enter Balthazar: 26, handsome, gay and the kids' older, immature half-brother they never knew they had. He's also their only hope for staying together. But is Balthazar ready to give up his irresponsible party boy ways to become their guardian? Honest and heartrending, Oh Boy!, based on the book by Marie-Aude Murail, is a one-man tour de force exploring what it means to be a family, and the importance of pulling together when faced with some of life's most devastating moments.
Oh, Hello on Broadway is the Broadway premiere of two of the hottest voices in comedy today: Nick Kroll (Comedy Central's Kroll Show) and John Mulaney (Netflix's The Comeback Kid). Respectively, the duo star as Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland — outrageously opinionated, 70-something, native New Yorkers whom Kroll and Mulaney first began performing as on the alternative comedy stages in NYC. Honed for over a decade, the fictional duo garnered a cult following and found their way onto a Comedy Central special, viral videos, and late night couches everywhere. Oh, Hello on Broadway is Gil and George's "memoir for the stage" — a laugh-a-minute, two-man tour de force that's partly scripted, partly spontaneous, and totally unprecedented comedy.
Oleg Frish, who is revered for his affable and quirky personality will be kicking off his 25th Anniversary as a singer and TV talk show host in America at the Metropolitan Room. Oleg is a connoisseur of the Great American Songbook, swing, and jazz music and along with his world class quartet and some surprise guest artists he delivers an inspired show in many languages. He brings to life several fun and classic love songs that were featured on his recent dream come true album, Duets With My American Idols.
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
When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime — and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we're all part of the problem.
Roundabout Underground presents On the Exhale, a provocative world premiere from Martín Zimmerman (Netflix's Narcos), directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet). Staged with heart-pounding intensity in Roundabout's intimate Black Box Theatre, this play draws you into the white-hot center of one of the most divisive — and most urgent — debates in the United States.
Nominated for a 2016 Tony Award!
On Your Feet! is the story of two people who — through an unwavering dedication to each another and to their pursuit of the American dream — showcased their talent, their music, and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. The show, choreographed by Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), is set to Gloria Estefan's chart-topping hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga" as well as to new music created by the Estefans. Its book is by Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris (The Bodyguard).
Nut grew up as the youngest child of Julius, a Vietnam vet, in working-class America during the 1980s and 90s. Julius suffers from the effects of Agent Orange, and Nut worries their time together may run out before they can embrace something essential about their relationship. Paging through forgotten photo albums and acting out old war movies about brothers-in-arms, Nut leaps through time and memory, tracing the complex intimacy between father and child when the child is transgender, fighting for a mutual recognition before it's too late.
It's 1997. Alone in her computer lab, 13-year-old Jane finds her escape from the awkward throes of puberty by joining her sister and her unattainable high school crush in a covered wagon headed west on "The Oregon Trail." Under the guidance of the all-powerful Voice of the Game, we watch "Then Jane" and her family navigate the deadly perils of 1850s frontier life, while present day Jane navigates the different but all-too-real dangers of high school, college, and eventually adulthood. Jane soon finds herself in her 20s, unemployed and battling an undefinable lifelong depression, even as "Then Jane" continues to face the tribulations of the trail. With nearly two centuries between them, both Janes face hardships that seem impossible to overcome—until they find one another.
A darkly comic epic, Oslo is the true but untold (until now) story of how one young couple, Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul (Jennifer Ehle) and her husband, the social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen (Jefferson Mays), 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 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 one another — as they seek to change the world.
David Oyelowo (Royal Shakespeare Company's The Histories, Selma) stars in this production of Shakespeare's tragedy about a black general tricked into believing his wife is cheating on him. Daniel Craig (Betrayal, Skyfall) plays Iago, Othello's standard-bearer and the architect of his deception. Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home) directs.
Parting is such sweet sorrow, yo! Othello: The Remix must close January 15.
Presented by John Leguizamo, Othello: The Remix is an 80-minute, high-energy spin on Shakespeare's tragic tale proving that the Bard himself was the original master of rhythm and rhyme. Good storytellers borrow, but great ones steal. The show features five cast members: GQ (Iago/Brabantio), JQ (Roderigo/Loco Vito/Bianca), Jackson Doran (Cassio/Emilia), Postell Pringle (Othello), and DJ SuperNova (DJ). The Q Brothers (GQ and JQ) also wrote, directed, and composed the show.
The untold story of Mozart's prodigy sister.
DRAMA DESK, Off-Broadway Alliance and 8 New York Innovative Theater Awards nominations - winner of 2 New York Innovative Theatre Awards: Outstanding Solo Performance (Sylvia Milo) and Outstanding Original Music (Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen)
September 23 - November 13, January 6 - 9
Performed (in rotation) by Sylvia Milo (the play's creator), Samantha Hoefer, Daniela Galli or Jody Christopherson.
Full schedule and tickets: www.theOtherMozart.com
This season, Obie Award winner Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go) returns with a new adventure in bittersweet and hilariously off-kilter storytelling. With music by Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy, and Ian Riggs performed by a quartet, The Outer Space follows a married couple as they leave the noise, pollution, and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the journey? Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet) directs this out-of-this-world musical about the sacrifices we make for sustainable living and love.
In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry sailed to Japan on a U.S. mission to open trade relations at any cost. This remarkable musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who get caught up in the westernization of the East. George Takei stars; John Doyle directs.
Fads come and go, and aesthetic poetry is all the rage in town these days, especially among the maidens who have all become groupies of the self-styled poet Reginald Bunthorne — to the dismay of their macho military boyfriends. All but Patience, the virtuous village milkmaid who claims to have never loved anyone. She doesn't care for poetry much either, and, as it turns out, neither does Bunthorne! While Bunthorne is infatuated with Patience, she falls for her childhood crush Archibald Grosvenor, another famous aesthete who attracts women even faster than Bunthorne. The rigid military men attempt to win back their ladies by comically attempting to be willowy poets, but, when exasperated Bunthorne challenges Grosvenor to give up the current aesthetic craze, he does so willingly — and everything backfires.
Peer is a brash young man on a journey to discover his ultimate self in this rock music odyssey about risk, reinvention and going roundabout. Ma-Yi Theater Company's remaking of Ibsen's classic verse drama asks what it means when we sacrifice everything to be most fully ourselves.
A renowned psychiatrist is asked to testify on behalf of a young patient. When he refuses, his career, ethics, and faith are thrown into question.
Neil Pepe directs this world premiere of the latest play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross).
Perfect Crime is a thriller about three psychiatrists, a detective, a crazy patient, and at least one dead body. A man is murdered...or is he? Did his wife kill him? The detective investigating the case thinks so — until he starts to fall in love with her and the husband mysteriously reappears. The plot includes Gone Girlish and Agatha Christiesque twists and turns. Audiences member don't have to navigate them all by themselves, though. There's an "answer key" for people to review after the show if they're still trying to figure out what happened and how.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
This mega-musical classic is the longest-running show in Broadway history. Indeed, it is entirely likely that there are cast members currently in the show who were born after The Phantom of the Opera's opening night on Broadway in 1988. Based on Gaston Leroux's 1909 novel, Phantom centers on the hideously deformed "phantom" who lurks beneath the Paris Opera and on the object of his obsession, the young soprano Christine, whom he is determined to make a star and thereby win her affections. With a timeless score and a design that reinvented the stage spectacular forever, Phantom is a must-see on Broadway.
The show has something for everyone but will be especially enjoyed by devotees of the mega-musicals of the 1980s and '90s. If you love Les Misérables, Cats, or Miss Saigon, you'll love Phantom too. It has also become very popular with non-English speaking tourists who can enjoy the melodic score and breathtaking set as they follow the action onstage.
In an age of unlimited power via keyboard and conflicting models of masculinity presented online, Joe doesn't know how to assert himself in the world (Wide Web). Dumped by his girlfriend and feeling low, he turns to the Internet for guidance, advice, and video tutorials in order to crack the code of becoming desirable. Digital decisions dent the development of Joe's worldview, bringing him closer to making irrevocable choices IRL. When Revenge of the Nerds meets the cautionary tale of Icarus, a youthful thirst for knowledge, connections, and intimacy turn to suffering.
In Picnic when a gorgeous drifter arrives in a small Kansas town, no one is prepared. He brings with him the possibilities and promises—some true, some false— of a life with real options. His instant and incendiary chemistry with a local 18-year old unexpectedly destroys the illusions of comfort harbored by everyone in this heartland's physically expansive and emotionally suffocating landscape. Inge's legendary Pulitzer-prize winning play is over 60 years old but the American questions of sex as currency, of class as possibility, and youth as opportunity are timeless.
In Come Back, Little Sheba, a Midwestern middle-aged couple lives one day to the next—Lola, breathless with fear of silence and solitude, and Doc, a recovering alcoholic. Into their tired lives comes Marie, their boarder, so flush with the riches of her youth that they can no longer deny how they spent their own. Their fragile acceptance of their own stifling reality is suddenly and brutally tested as Inge mercilessly exposes the pain and regret of the past that can be unmasked by the mere presence of youth and possibility of the future. Inge's play explores the endless and inevitable disappointments of the ever-seductive American dream.
In Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline, Nya Joseph is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement. At the same time, she sends her only son, Omari, to a private boarding school. When Omari gets involved in a controversial incident that threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari's rage with her own parental decisions as she rallies to save her son.
Can love between Blacks and Latinos survive? A Tale of Secret Lovers From Different Cultures, Who Fall In Love At First Sight, Until Mom Finds Out And Has A Heart Attack!
Updated with new songs, new moments, current politics, and new laughs, it's more funny than ever!
The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The 'Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society' who are attempting to put on a 1920s' murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
Love at first sight, blind dates, late night hook-ups, and ugly break-ups (among other dramas of dating life in NYC) unfold in this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience comprised of short plays about love and relationships set throughout Fat Baby's three levels. The production encourages audience members to interact with characters, grab drinks, and commiserate with other patrons as they choose what to watch and which stories to follow.
The Play/Date experience begins the moment tickets are reserved. Audience members can log on to their social media accounts (from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram) to friend and follow the characters they will meet upon arriving at Fat Baby. The relationships of their new "friends" explode when they meet this motley crew of soul mates, missed connections, and everyone in between (including the bartenders and cocktail waitresses uniting them all). With a guest DJ providing a score, Play/Date creates an electrifying mash-up of live performance, digital communication, and New York nightlife.
The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) is a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays themed around the question, "What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?" The results are being presented in different formats by a network of theaters between January 2017 and June 2018. These performances, staged readings, and community forums create an artistic and cultural dialogue centered around varying American and European understandings of privacy.
Note: Performance dates and locations vary. For more information, visit the Goethe-Institut website (URL below).
Enter The Portal and follow Dante through epic deserts and alpine mountains as he seeks the beautiful and mysterious Beatrice while being pursued by his inner demons. Driven by epic rock music that pulses with tribal and electronic beats, The Portal is part concert, part movie, and part performance. It not only entertains but also immerses the audience in a journey of transcendence and empowerment.
Porter Carroll, Jr of Hall & Oates and Atlantic star, along with The Tambourine Band featuring Wali Ali, Eric Perez, Danny Obadia & Kevin Hill begin their much anticipated Residency at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan. It's the ultimate baby boomers musical buffet; the Contemporary American songbook tantalizingly reworked into something fresh, imaginative and ultramodern, while constantly reflecting the roots of these sophisticated and powerful players. The entire show runs the gamut from R& B and improvisational Jazz to soul,funk,blues, rock & roll and more. It is a bold and daring nightclub act for the modern world.
Every week the cast takes a suggestion from the audience and turns it into a fully crafted musical. Each character is made up on the spot, as are the song-and-dance numbers! Led by Magnet Theater musical director Frank Spitznagel, Premiere: The Improvised Musical features a cast whose professional credits include Comedy Central, HBO, and Second City.
Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh succumb to the intoxicating power of lust and obsession in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of The Present. A new adaptation of Platonov, Anton Chekhov's first play, The Present unfolds over the course of a raucous weekend birthday celebration in the Russian countryside. Old flames ignite in this passionate and bitingly comic work. Performed by 13 of Australia's finest actors, The Present is adapted by Andrew Upton, who — along with Blanchett — led Sydney Theatre Company in an acclaimed five-year tenure that included such watershed productions as A Streetcar Named Desire (BAM, 2009) and Uncle Vanya (Lincoln Center Festival, 2012). John Crowley (Fox Searchlight's Brooklyn) directs.
A self-obsessed actor (is there any other kind?) is having a midlife crisis. This leading man gets led astray by indulging his appetite for wine, women, and sleeping late, not necessarily in that order. A theater favorite, he finds himself caught amid crazed playwrights (is there any other kind?), fawning ingenues, secret trysts, and unexpected twists.
Who better to star in this Noël Coward comedy than real-life theater favorite Kevin Kline? Kline, a Tony- and Academy Award winner, takes on the role once filled by the playwright himself. Under the direction of Moritz von Stuelpnagel, this revival of Present Laughter promises to deliver on its title.
When his family lost their fortune in the Great Depression, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents' estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long‐stifled, about the value of his sacrifice. One of the most personal plays from the consummate voice of the American everyman, Arthur Miller's The Price is a riveting story about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future.
Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.
This thrilling night of theatre includes hits from such celebrated musicals as West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera and more, in an unforgettable tribute to an unmatched Broadway career.
Set in 17th Century Restoration England during the reign of King Charles II, Prince of Players follows the story of Edward Kynaston, a Shakespearean actor famous for his performances of the female roles in the Bard's plays. When the King grants permission for women to appear onstage, and forbids male actors from continuing to appear in female roles, Kynaston must relearn his entire craft or face the end of his career. Adapted from Jeffrey Hatcher's play A Compleat Female Stage Beauty and the subsequent 2004 film Stage Beauty, this new American opera with music and libretto by Carlisle Floyd was commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera. It received its world premiere this past March 2016 at the HGO Studio, and since, the composer has slightly revised the sections of the piece. The new version will be heard for the first time in this production.
Safe in the liberal fortress of Manhattan, Raif Almedin is a first-generation immigrant who prides himself on his modern, enlightened views. But when his daughter falls for the son of a conservative Muslim family in White Plains, he discovers the threshold of his tolerance. In Zayd Dohrn's timely play, two families are forced to confront each other's religious beliefs and cultural traditions — and to face their own deep-seated prejudice.
Each month, Gingold Theatrical Group presents a different play by George Bernard Shaw (or his contemporaries). GTG is the first group to ever present performances of all of Shaw's 65 plays! This script-in-hand series is always packed with theatrical enthusiasts eager to share Shaw's comedic theatrical pieces, all embracing his bold humanitarian precepts encouraging human rights and free speech for all. Every play is presented as a staged reading by a specially assembled, star-studded cast. The reading is followed by a spirited talkback with the cast and an international team of Shavians.
Each January, HERE and Beth Morrison Projects join forces to coproduce Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now, a festival of opera-theater and music-theater in New York City. After four years on the scene, Prototype has produced and presented 129 performances; shared the work of more than 400 local, national, and international artists; exposed visionary work to more than 15,000 people; and filled 22 stages across multiple boroughs of New York City. It has unleashed a powerful wave of opera-theater and music-theater from a new generation of classical and postclassical composers and librettists.
Continuing this season's exploration of radical movements in American history, Public Forum welcomes prominent figures in the LGBT community to discuss the past, present, and future of the fight for gay rights.
Public Forum takes over Joe's Pub for a four-night series of conversations about the art of songwriting. Director of Public Forum Michael Friedman will sit down with exciting and unexpected pairing of musicians and songwriters from all genres to discuss what it is that they do when they write a song – and how they make their own particular brand of magic.
Public Forum celebrates the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange's groundbreaking choreopoem, which began at the Public, with a star-studded reading and conversation. Women from the arts, media, literature, and more will read the piece and then discuss what it means and has meant to be black, to be female, and to be alive in America.
The Public Theater continues its season-long exploration of radical protest movements in America with a look at the past, present, and future of radical feminism. This event is hosted by Rebecca Traister.