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New York's finest improvisers join forces with New York's finest poets in a unique format that is part comedy show, part poetry feature and completely unpredictable.
It all begins with an exquisite corpse written collaboratively, line-by-line by the audience beforehand. The improvisers then delve in, building an entire world around the themes and imagery of the poem and inhabiting it with a cast of characters that are wildly funny, heartbreakingly tragic, and everything in between.
Along the way, the show is fueled by the amazing work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the country and across the globe, shaking the rafters and rousing souls with original poetry that is raw, personal and profound.
The whole show ends with the performance of a brand new poem written on the spot and inspired by the entire show. It's comedy, it's poetry, it's theater and art. It is everything you came to this New York to see.
The cast includes performers and poets with credits from This American Life, NPR, The Onion, The Second City, The Truth Podcast, Reductress and Story Pirates.
"Kiss Punch Poem is a rare find... uproarious and heartfelt." – Time Out Chicago
"[KissPunchPoem] celebrates the fresh and surprising associations that are generated by both improv and poetry." - The American Reader
"Their performance took me back to the formative years of the slam. It was exhilarating." – Mark Smith (founder of Slam Poetry)
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
During our theater production you will step into the lives of the Thomas sisters as they learn more about themselves and each other. Watch as they unveil pieces of themselves…the pieces that they didn't want anyone to the see…the pieces of themselves that they were ashamed of and tried so desperately to hide. Bruised But Not Broken is about healing when you thought that you were too messed up, too damaged, too bruised to heal. It's about getting up after you have fallen. It's about God's ability to take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it into good. Remember, bitter becomes sweet when you put in the Master's hands.
Dad is a rare physical and emotional performance that investigates how music, videos, lyrics and interactive yoga poses can function as a therapeutic process - for YOU. Dad is a brutally honest self portray of a Danish actor and his dad who has cancer.
DON'T MISS FUERZA BRUTA – MUST CLOSE AUGUST 28! Celebrating 11 years worldwide, Fuerza Bruta is an uninhibited and unforgettable show you have to see to believe! This theatrical thrill ride combines euphoria-inducing live music and breathtaking aerial displays in a performance that's as exhilarating as it is addictive. Flood your senses and experience the "sexy, heart-pounding fantasy" (Daily News) of Fuerza Bruta.
Alone in a barren paradise, God the Father struggles with dementia as he tries to manage his divine office. While juggling an unending flow of prayer requests, he uncovers an ancient secret he'd rather remain forgotten: what happened to the Mother Goddess who once shared his heavenly throne?
A struggle that is greatly influencing and impacting the people of this nation today: Green Card – A New Musical is bringing a new and refreshing perspective of the trials and tribulations of immigration to its awaiting audiences.
An Off Off Broadway Show in which an interactive Cast of incredible Talent will motivate you to MOVE as you combine your Workout Time with your Party time led by fitness Guru and recording artist Marina Kamen AKA MARINA.
Le Blanc is a non-linear full length play with elements of music, art distillation, light design, and dance. The story uses the American foster care/adoption, child welfare, and adult judicial system as a backdrop to tell the rags to riches, demise, and redemption of a fictional world famous dancer and choreographer. Through a series of interviews both spoken and acted out, we explore the main character's life from his humble beginnings as an orphaned child born in the state of California, to his underground rise to notoriety on the NYC gay ballroom scene as a member of the "House Of Le Blanc", to his rise to mainstream success as a commercial dancer, to his metamorphosis into an infamous public figure and criminal on death row for murder. The stories of his life are woven together by exploring his most defining relationships.
Marina's High-nrg Live! - The Musical, is the first interactive musical theatre song and dance experience. The choice of participating or being seated and observing the show is up to each audience member. All will be accommodated. The idea is to as Marina says," Hear the music, feel the beat and Never Stop Movin' in your body and in your life!" Perfect for all ages with a talented cast of singers, dancers and musicians who join Marina for this new innovative concept in Musical Theatre.
On The Flip Side contains a variety of short pieces inspired by postcards received by BrickaBrack ensemble members - revealing funny, personal and touching anecdotes. These shorts are performed in random order as decided nightly by the audience, and contain a range of styles including movement, music, dance, scenes, and interactive elements.
A rainy night in a Genevan castle. Debauched poetry and too much wine. A teenage girl writes a spooky story. On the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's creation, Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus, Phantasmagoria assembles a swirl of puppetry, biography, and storytelling into a market of ghosts…The dead walk among us.
The Smarties focuses on a group childhood classmates & friends, who inadvertently find themselves exposed to instant & overnight internet fame.
The Smarties, while on their way to a costume party, walk past a news reporter covering an important story. Recognizing that they're in the cameraman's shot, in an innocent moment of playful mischief, the Smarties begin dancing for the camera.Thinking nothing of their impromptu dance routine thereafter, the very next day, the Smarties find themselves featured on multiple local news channels. Their performance video was also uploaded onto YouTube, generating over five million views overnight. The Smarties decide to make use of their instant & overnight internet fame, by unselfishly looking to help people in need, all throughout New York City. This is a family themed play event, for parents and children to enjoy and remember for years and years to come.
Mia is desperate to sell her New Jersey home. She wants to study pastry making in California and plans to move there with her young daughter. But on the very day she's showing the property to very interested buyers, her alcoholic grandmother decides to skip her meds, her grieving former lover shows up unannounced, the roof begins leaking, and the toilet needs fixing. Her best friend does what she can to help her hold it all together. Still, it's left to Mia to discover what can happen when one tries too hard to run away from a past one's still living in.
Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music is a performance art concert in which Taylor charts the history of popular music and activism in America, from the nation's founding in 1776 to the present day. Since beginning the undertaking in 2012, Mac has been creating the "staggering magnum opus" (The New York Times) little by little, inviting audiences to experience the work-in-progress in acclaimed shows worldwide. Now, for the first time, Taylor Mac will premiere the complete 24-decade work, a singular spectacle featuring a 24-piece orchestra, dancing beauties and a variety of special guests.
From the creator of The Awesome 80s Prom comes New York's newest Off-Broadway sensation - That Bachelorette Show, now starring Vinny Guadagnino from "Jersey Shore"!
Staged in the legendary nightclub The Copacabana, That Bachelorette Show is a parody of ABC's "The Bachelorette", where YOU pick the groom! At That Bachelorette Show, you'll mix, mingle and dance to your favorite 90's hits, spun by superstar DJs, as our eligible and spoof-tastic bachelors vie for your vote. Over the course of the show, they'll slowly be eliminated until only one winner remains. The rest are up for grabs!
That Bachelorette Show is perfect for birthdays, bachelorette parties, girls' nights out and so much more! We offer special party packages, discounted group rates, and can even help you with dinner, hotel, and limo reservations!