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The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presents multidisciplinary creative artist Lin-Manuel Miranda with the 18th annual Monte Cristo Award. An alumnus of the O'Neill, Miranda's first professional production (of In the Heights) was at the O'Neill's National Music Theater Conference in 2005. Now comes a gala dinner featuring a conversation with the honoree. The event supports the O'Neill's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. The Monte Cristo Award is bestowed annually on a prominent theater artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater, in memory of the O'Neill's namesake.
This Obie Award-winning series presents staged readings of new and rarely performed classic plays from all eras and cultures. With the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as the cornerstone of its mission, Red Bull Theater is dedicated to the rediscovery and re-investigation of classics from all eras and cultures, and to the development of new plays of heightened language and classical themes. For a list of works in this year's Revelation Readings series, click the hyperlink below.
The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of strong, bold women leaders from all walks of life — stories of ambition, courage, resilience, and moxie. The curated program includes Academy Award-nominated films, top-tier features, documentaries, and shorts — U.S. and world premieres among them. The festival celebrates the stories of remarkable women — stories that need to be told and deserve to be honored.
Since 2006, Coil has presented works from the world's most exhilarating and thought-provoking performers and interdisciplinary artists. This year's lineup includes the following:
- Visions of Beauty by Heather Kravas
- Body of Work by Atlanta Eke
- Jupiter's Lifeless Moons by Dane Terry
- Desert Body Creep by Angela Goh
- Petra by Dean Moss / Gametophyte, Inc.
- He His Own Mythical Beast by David Thomson
The Jimmys are also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Over 70 high school students from across the United States compete for the Jimmy for best performance by an actor and actress at this presentation. The talent showcase features ensemble as well as solo performances.
Why the name Jimmy? The awards are presented by the Broadway League Foundation in honor of the famed Broadway producer and theater owner James M. Nederlander.
TADA! Youth Theater hosts its annual gala, this year honoring Leslie Uggams and Tommy Tune. The event features a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment from Broadway stars as well as the TADA! Resident Youth Ensemble. Since 1984, TADA!'s mission has been to provide young people from different backgrounds with musical theater programs that inspire them to be creative, learn, and think differently. A unique, Drama Desk Award-winning youth theater, TADA! produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company's Underground Reading Series is a five-night event that includes readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists as well as postshow receptions. This year's series features material by Selina Fillinger, Harrison David Rivers, Korde Arrington Tuttle, Calamity West, and Daniel Zaitchik.
The annual Williamstown Theatre Festival gala includes cocktails and dinner, along with special appearances or performances by Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park With George), James Naughton (Chicago), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and others. This year the event honors Gary Levine, managing director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the 1980s and now president of programming at Showtime.
A reunion. An argument. A TED Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate love, careers, children, and world events. But when these private photographs gain the potential to go public, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become, and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. Funny and evocative, 20th Century Blues questions our place in the world and in relation to one another. Multi-Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee Emily Mann (Anna in the Tropics) directs the New York premiere of this play by Susan Miller (My Left Breast), another multi-Obie winner and winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
The 3rd One Act Comedy Fest will continue showcasing brand new hilarious, laugh-out-loud musicals and plays created by award-winning and emerging NYC theater artists.
Adam & Eve Book & Lyrics by Marella Martin Koch Music by Minhui Lee
The Oath Book & Lyrics by Marella Martin Koch Music by Ross Baum
Characters on the Subway By Troy Segala
The Uncharacteristically Brazen Elegance of William Harker Rosebush By Gregor Collins
Pet Appreciation: A Comedic Play By Catherine Weingarten
Two-drink minimum in the Cabaret Theatre
Theater for the New City will present its 43rd annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from February 2 to 11, 2018, featuring dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. The dozen-or-so dancers range from nine-year-old Isabel Cespedes (Mayan) to retiree-age.
Troupe director and emcee Louis Mofsie (Hopi and Winnebago), also an educator, will introduce and explain all elements of the performance. Mofsie plays an important part in the show by his ability to present a comprehensive view of native culture. Native American crafts, jewelry will be sold in the TNC lobby.
50th & 4th follows Rick and Sue, a married couple in Brooklyn, as they rent their spare bedroom online. Inspired by Lemme's first roommates in New York, 50th & 4th is a tribute to everyone who brought you to the city and the new kind of family you create when you're here. The play features Gloria Lamoureux (Perry Award winner), Emil Ferzola and Kirsten Dwyer. Tara Cioletti (Perry Award winner) directs.
Join a cast of Broadway's best as they bring the music of Green Day to the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below for one night only. Featuring hits like "American Idiot," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Basket Case," and many more.
Starring Krystina Alabado, Jennifer Bowles, Gerard Canonico, Matt DeAngelis, Alyssa DiPalma, Francesca Granell, Carson Higgins, Taylor Iman Jones, Brandon Kalm, John Krause, Mariah MacFarlane, Tommy McDowell, Alison Morooney, Jillian Mueller, Jarran Muse, Johnny Newcomb, Michael Pilato, Olivia Puckett, Turner Rouse, Jenna Rubaii, Christina Sajous, Jamal Shuriah, Dustin Harris Smith, Josephine Spada, and Dan Tracy.
The Obie Awards were created in the 1950s to encourage the burgeoning off-Broadway theater movement and to acknowledge its achievements. The Obies are structured with informal categories to recognize artists and productions worthy of distinction in each theatrical year. Judges for the 63rd Annual Obie Awards include theater critic and longtime Chair of the Obie Judges Michael Feingold, critics Melissa Rose Bernardo and Charles Isherwood, Obie-winning projection designer Wendall K. Harrington, Tony Award nominee and Obie-winning costume designer Toni-Leslie James, Tony nominee and Obie-winning actor Arian Moayed, Obie-winning actor Ching Valdes-Aran, and dancer-actor-director Sondra Lee. Hosting the ceremony is Obie- and Emmy Award-winning actor John Leguizamo.
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.
Dana Aber & Wes Braver have joined forces to share an evening of new music. From him, a collection of new songs & for Dana, new songs written for her. Songsmith + Songbird : sad songs + dad songs; sensitive songs & pensive songs; he sings + she sings.
Dana Aber has played across the country and across the seas. A strong advocate for the development of new musicals, she has been involved with countless presentations around the U.S. Wes Braver is a composer-lyricist whose music and lyrics were featured in Chatsworth (HBO's New York Latino Film Festival). His musical Medusa, cowritten with Rachel Dean, will premiere off-Broadway at the Players Theatre later this year.
The season will feature 11 theatrical productions. The fall lineup includes an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's novel Distant Star presented by the theater company Caborca (September 14-October 1); Blackouts by "Drag fabulist" Dickie Beau (October 5-8); Katherine Brook, Toni Enelow, and Taylor Brook's The Power of Emotion: The Apartment (October 11-21); Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty's Why Why Always, featuring Jim Fletcher (October 12-29). Wintertime will see Jack and the Beanstalk, created by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and feminist art star Julie Atlas Muz (December 6-23).
In 2018, the venue will present Fabrice Melquiot and Paul Desveaux's Pollock, featuring Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch (February 15-25); Modesto Flako Jimene's Listen for My Dear Brooklyn (March 14-31); Deborah Stein and Suli Holum's The Wholehearted (March 15-April 1); Eliza Bent's Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen (April 4-21); Elevator Repair Service's Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, written by Kate Scelsa and directed by John Collins (late May-June 17); and the Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble's Month of a Million Likes (June 7-30).
Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at the Hillcrest School, fighting to diversify the student body. And alongside her husband, the school's headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the 21st century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values — with convulsive results. Admissions is a new play that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America.
Afterglow is a raw one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections among three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.
Note: This show is recommended for ages 18 and up because of its language and nudity. Children under the age of four are not permitted in the theater.
What happens to a drone pilot who is spending full days watching a young Pakistani woman and her family? What happens to the woman when she knows she is being watched? In her play Against the Hillside, Sylvia Khoury imagines and examines what may be the hidden human costs of this strange new warfare.
Separated from her family, young whooping crane Ajijaack undertakes her first migration from Canada to coastal Texas alone. Her journey is disrupted by environmental, industrial, and mythical chaos. Ajijaack must follow her intuition to fly onward, learning from the neo-indigenous communities she encounters along the way. Bringing community together through puppetry, traditional dances, projections, and kites, Ajijaack on Turtle Island will inspire the next generation of eco-champions.
A Tony Award-winning hit!
Disney's smash-hit movie Aladdin has made 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 such as "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," Aladdin uses a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). This show brings joy and laughter to audience members of all ages!
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.
In The Amateurs, a scrappy troupe of pageant players races across 14th-century Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death — and medieval subscribers. The arrival of a mysterious new actor sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script…and soon one century's plague begins to look a lot like another, more recent one. Wildly inventive, funny, and deeply moving, The Amateurs examines the origins of creativity: When does a crisis destroy art, and when does it set creativity spinning? The Obie Award-winning Oliver Butler (The Open House) directs this new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Orange Is the New Black).
The Amazing Max is an "awesome and hilarious live magic show for the whole family" (PBS Kids). What's truly amazing, as magician Max Darwin works miracles during the show, is not only what happens onstage but also what happens in the audience. The enchanted look that spreads across the faces of his young (and not-so-young) fans is hands down astounding. Max conjures a custom experience that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends.
Using a blend of interviews, archival research, Methodist hymns, and original songs, America Is Hard to See investigates the lives in and around Miracle Village, a rural community for sex offenders buried deep in Florida's sugarcane fields. During late fall in 2015, members of Life Jacket Theatre Company travelled to southern Florida to interview the marginalized residents of Miracle Village. The team has transformed its academic field research into a moving and unflinching play about darkness, uncertainty, and the painful process of healing in small-town America. Drama Desk Award nominee Travis Russ directs, with music and lyrics by Priscilla Holbrook.
America's Favorite Newscaster is a world premiere musical with a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and direction by Mark Marcante. With a cast of 12, America's Favorite Newscaster follows a young TV journalist with high ratings who struggles to maintain his famously calm yet fearlessly insightful demeanor while dealing with the challenges of today's news cycle.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards!
An American in Paris transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II into a new Broadway musical of romance, redemption and hope.
After their father's death, two unhinged siblings reunite with Amy (Jamie Brewer of American Horror Story), their movie-loving sister who has Down syndrome. Together they careen down the Long Island Expressway, navigating strip malls, traffic jams, and some serious (and not-so-serious) family drama. An unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives...and the fact that Amy may be the only one who knows her own mind. Written by Lindsey Ferrentino, who made her New York debut at Roundabout Theatre with Ugly Lies the Bone, and directed by Scott Ellis (The Elephant Man), Amy and the Orphans is a rollicking ride that proves it's never too late to follow a new road.
Amy Helm's deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. Combined with her stunning vocal and other creative gifts, those roots have grown up to reveal a spellbinding artist who moves easily through a broad range of musical styles.
The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions. She is a gifted musician on both mandolin and drums, and has clearly absorbed the lessons of the many other accomplished artists with whom she has shared stages, including Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Osborne as well as other uniquely American performers like Dr. John and Hubert Sumlin.
A founding member of the roots band Ollabelle, with whom she has recorded three CDs, Helm has also performed live with scores of notable musicians like Warren Haynes, The Wood Brothers, and Donald Fagen, and her distinctive voice can be heard on recordings by artists ranging from Mercury Rev to Marc Cohn.
Inspired by the beloved films of the same name, Anastasia transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as it follows a brave young woman who sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, the intrepid Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score — including the popular songs "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December" from the animated film — Anastasia is a spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
Tony Kushner's seminal epic, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, returns to Broadway for the first time since its now-legendary original production opened in 1993. This new staging of part one of Angels in America, Millennium Approaches, and of part two, Perestroika, had its world premiere in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest-selling show in the organization's history.
Starring multi-Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and Academy Award and Tony nominee Andrew Garfield, the cast of Angels in America features fellow original National Theatre cast members Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Multi-Tony winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs.
As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did to the early '90s. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980s, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope. Angels in America won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, present the world premiere of Anna at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College.
Anna is an evening-length contemporary dance-theater performance by choreographer Dušan Týnek inspired by Tolstoy's classic Russian novel Anna Karenina. An exploration of love and infidelity within the structures of stifling social mores, Anna sidesteps a conventional retelling of the novel, focusing instead on the essence of its characters and their situations.
Transport Group celebrates American musical theater with a star-studded, one-night-only event: Promises, Promises in concert. This performance features the original, fully orchestrated score sung by a cast of Broadway veterans. The evening also includes behind-the-scenes stories of the show's development and original production, including a talkback with some of the shows' past performers, creators, and original cast members. Promises, Promises has a book by Neil Simon (based on Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's screenplay for the The Apartment), music by Burt Bacharach, and lyrics by Hal David.
The hit dramatic play The Answers to Apathy is returning to the stage after its original production in 2015! Embrace your past and accept the present — or your future may haunt you. Rainey Grander has just received news of a life-changing event, and when old friendships and new relationships collide in the present day, the course of everyone's fate lies in the hands of confronting their hopes, their fears, their dreams, their secrets, and their ways of coping with their own mortality.
The Answers to Apathy is a beautiful and inspiring story about unique relationships and people navigating their lives after they have all experienced a profound loss, which is also their gain. The play tackles every human emotion, including love, resentment, forgiveness, passion, happiness, ambition, and sorrow. This dramatic and sometimes humorous play centers around six people and their lives before and after an incident and how all are adversely effected in different ways while reflecting on their own choices.
After 21 years as an honorary Jewish person and 10+ years as a neurotic New Yorker, Woody Fu discovered he is Asian and has emotions. Join him on this special night as he finally becomes a man. L'Chaim!
Asian Gracefully is a one-man show about growing up not white, tackling such delightful topics as internecine racism, how Asian men don't exist in porn, and why Koreans put an egg on all their food. It's gone up at the UCB, PIT, and Magnet in New York, and toured nationally.
Woody is a comedic actor-writer, and has performed with Baby Wants Candy and at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam.
This new production of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo, directed by Lila Neugebauer (Everybody), honors Albee, who passed away in 2016. In Act 1, "Homelife," we meet Peter and his wife, who live a comfortable but vaguely unhappy bourgeois existence; in the second act, the classic "The Zoo Story," Peter is forever altered by an oddly persistent stranger in Central Park. With jolts of brutality and Albee's signature dark humor, this seminal play explores both the love and the cruelty that we inflict on each other every day.
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.
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.
Fringe First Award Winner Baba Brinkman is the world's first and only "peer reviewed rapper,"bringing science to the masses with his unique brand of hip-hop comedy theatrics. In Rap Guide to Climate Chaos, Brinkman breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the energy economy.
A trailblazer in the genre of "lit-hop"—he has created hip-hop adaptations of The Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, and Gilgamesh—Brinkman is also an award-winning playwright, a former tree-planter who has personally planted more than one million trees, and a Friend of Darwin Award winner (for his efforts to improve the public understanding of evolutionary biology) who has opened for Stephen Hawking.
It's 1973, and Houston's Astrodome is playing host to one of the biggest cultural events of all time: Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs face off in a "battle of the sexes" tennis match. Balls is a high-intensity theatrical retelling of this unforgettable match and the cultural debates it ignited about sexism, women in sports, and equality. One Year Lease's signature high-energy physical style embraces the carnival atmosphere of the original event and features a shot-by-shot rendition of the entire match.
Two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes. Who are they? What room is this, and what might be beyond the walls? Gut-wrenchingly funny and achingly poignant, Ballyturk, which is reminiscent of Enda Walsh's plays The Walworth Farce and Misterman, scratches beneath the surface of rural Ireland. This production from Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival, in association with the Abbey Theatre, is presented by St. Ann's Warehouse in association with Piece by Piece Productions and Irish Arts Center.
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.
An Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band's Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all.
Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek and a book by Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Itamar Moses, The Band's Visit is directed by Outer Critics Circle and Obie Award winner David Cromer.
Hear acclaimed pianist Barry Douglas and the Camerata Ireland orchestra perform an intimate program of well-known classics and some Irish musical surprises. This unique chamber orchestra comprised of many of its country's finest musicians has earned worldwide acclaim from music lovers everywhere through numerous recordings and international tours.
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.
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
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Winner of 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.
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.
Behind Closed Doors follows the lives of three young men who are a part of a powerhouse singing trio: smooth, confident, intelligent, topping the charts, and winning the hearts of adoring fans! But beyond the lights and the cheering crowds lie fears, insecurities, and pain! Witness as they each take journeys to the deepest parts of their souls to face some of their toughest battles! We watch as they each learn that in order to be a true king, he must first learn to be a servant and in order to be the head, he must first sit at the feet of Jesus!
Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDS in the 1980s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery by Daphne Arthur, and the audio design is by world-renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. The Bench is a unique solo theater piece wherein one actor plays five characters, with speech written as dialogue rather than monologues followed by blackouts.
Funerals are for the living. What happened and why and who did it and how — none of that matters in the moments before. And The Big and the Small is a play about the moments before. This work is a series of two-handers, each set in identical hotel rooms in a grand hotel in Zürich as guests enjoy the last moments of their private, awkward, funny, and not-so-funny lives. Themes of nationalism, tourism, social responsibility, isolation, class, and gender roles are all explored. So too is the tension between public and private life as well as between assimilation and diversity.
An uncompromising theatrical experience that includes aerial artists, wire walkers, sword swallowers, kung fu juggling, clown bands, trained rats, a heavy metal magician, a cougar contortionist & a cowboy from the Bronx.
Experience the magic of Broadway like never before at Blank! The Musical, an astonishing and hysterical next-generation theatrical sensation. Each night, a talented ensemble takes to the stage — with no script, no rehearsal, and no idea what will happen — to perform a brand-new smash hit musical…that you help to create!
Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind, and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door, and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter, and surprises. Thirty-five million people of all ages, languages, and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it's your turn.
Dare to live in full color.
Bobbie killed Casey in the middle of a cornfield in Milton, Nebraska. Two years later, Milton's residents are ready to tell you their side(s) of the story. This comedy-about-a-tragedy pushes the boundaries of Roundabout's Black Box Theatre with a sprawling cast of eccentric characters and an ambitious narrative that pulls back the husk of rural life. Bobbie Clearly is written by Nebraskan Alex Lubischer, a Yale School of Drama student discovered by Roundabout Underground.
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.
Inspired by encounters with refugees, Borders is an urgent, moving, and occasionally hilarious commentary on one of the great crises of our time. Through two alternating monologues, Borders tells the stories of a British press photographer and a Syrian graffiti artist whose paths cross in tragic circumstances. Written by the multi-award-winning Henry Naylor, the show was one of the biggest hits of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling out its entire run. Boldly directly by Michael Cabot, Borders is fast-paced, stripped-down theater that conveys an epic story using just two actors, simple lighting, and a couple stools.
Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play, The Boys in the Band, centers on a group of gay men who gather in a New York City apartment for a friend's birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music gets cranked up, the evening slowly exposes the fault lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. A theatrical game-changer, The Boys in the Band helped spark a revolution by putting gay men's lives onstage — unapologetically and without judgment — in a world that was not willing to fully accept them. This revival, directed by multi-Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, stars Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells.
A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over 60 years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen.
Josh and Brennan are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled riot because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says, "Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns." In the struggle for equality, what do we really want? What do we lose? And is there any cocaine left?
Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, starring Jeff Hiller (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), is written by Drew Droege (the internet's Chloë) and directed by Michael Urie (Ugly Betty).
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
The Broadway community comes together once again for Broadway Backwards, an annual celebration of unity, equality, and love through gender-reversed performances of classic show tunes. The star-studded event features performances of quintessential Broadway tunes with a twist: Men sing songs originally intended for women, and vice versa. Artists perform the great songs of musical theater while freeing themselves of the bounds of gender norms. It's a show where gender doesn't matter but love does. This empowering evening, produced by Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.
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 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 actor and comedian Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You). This year's concert features an appearance by New York Yankees legend and Latin Grammy Award nominee Bernie Williams, whose father died of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Also performing are Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Robert Creighton (Frozen), Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda), and others.
The event raises money to fight pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal progressive disease involving scarring in the lungs. Fifty thousand new cases are diagnosed every year. Many people live only two or three years after the diagnosis — there is no known cure.
The Broadway Loves series returns with over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices celebrating Grammy Award nominee and multiplatinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato. Broadway Loves Demi Lovato features a set list chockablock with hits from Lovato's decade-long recording career, including "Sorry, Not Sorry," "Skyscraper," "Heart Attack," and "Cool for the Summer." The evening also celebrates Lovato's latest album, "Tell Me You Love Me," which has been setting the Broadway community ablaze with excitement since its release in September 2017.
The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will continue on March 26 at 8pm, honoring singer-songwriter Rihanna with an all-female cast of Broadway stars including Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob SquarePants), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen), Abby Mueller (Beautiful), and Jessica Vosk (Wicked). The one-night-only concert will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of the hip hop and R&B superstar, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations of her music.
Also featured in the lineup are Felicia Boswell (Memphis), Lulu Fall (The Great Comet), Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening), Alexa Green (Wicked), Joanna A. Jones (Hamilton), Anastacia McCleskey (Waitress), Bryonha Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway), Christina Sajous (American Idiot), Hannah Shankman (Wicked), and Raena White (The Lion King), with more to be announced at a later date.
The concert will give tribute to this versatile artist and her extensive repertoire, including "Umbrella," "Diamonds," "Shut Up and Drive," and "Disturbia." The music will be orchestrated and arranged by Joshua Stephen Kartes.
BroadwayCon is theater's answer to Comic-Con, tailor-made for fans. Join some of Broadway's biggest fans, performers, and show creators to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theater. BroadwayCon 2018 will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, sing-alongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of the current season's hits, and discussions featuring the industry's top producers and designers — not to mention the giant opening ceremony, nighttime concerts, and dance parties.
BroadwayCon 2018 is pleased to announce a lineup of new and returning special guests, including co-creator Anthony Rapp, Alex Brightman, Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, Andrew Chappelle, Lilli Cooper, Janet Dacal, Ben Fankhauser, Annie Golden, Derek Klena, Joe Mantello, Lesli Margherita, Ruthie Ann Miles, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, and James Snyder.
Bromance stars a trio of friends who flip, throw, and catch each other, turning handshakes into handstands and racing through fast-paced, high-risk stunts featuring parkour, hand-to-hand balancing tricks, and Cyr wheel skills. A tour de force of cutting-edge physical heroics, the adrenaline-fueled contemporary acrobatics and astonishing talent of these three mates from London will make a hopeless bromantic out of you.
Note: This show is for everyone ages seven and up.
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.
A Bronx Tale is directed by multi-Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and multi-Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri wrote the book, while the score is the work of multi-Academy Award winner Alan Menken and multi-Tony nominee Glenn Slater. The choreography is by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.
BrouHaHa is an existential escapade inspired by images of refugees fleeing on foot, Edwardian workers, cinematic treasures like Fellini's La Strada and Bergman's The Seventh Seal, and the dark comedy of Samuel Beckett. In this devised, clown-esque piece, Happenstance Theater's troupe of eccentrics walks the precipice at the end of the world. Their play lights up the darkness like a firecracker.
Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the '20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical is bringing musical comedy back with a bang. Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, this six-time Tony-nominated musical features existing hits from the 1920s, including "Let's Misbehave," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," and "There's a New Day Comin'!" David Shayne is a straight-arrow playwright who plans to stand firm against compromising his work, but quickly abandons that stance when his producer finds a backer to mount his show on Broadway. There's just one catch, however: The backer is a mobster who sees Shayne's play as a vehicle for his ditzy, talent-free girlfriend. Throw in an aging diva, a savant hit man, and a bevy of beautiful chorus girls, and this is one Broadway show that is sure to knock 'em dead.
Chiara Atik's Bump follows three different stories about three separate quests for knowledge, all foucsed on one thing. A girl in colonial New England, expectant mothers on a pregnancy message board, and a mechanic about to become a grandfather attempt to discover more about the miracle of childbirth. Claudia Weill directs this play, presented in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
In the aftermath of Liv's untimely death, her boyfriend Adam, her best friend Cat, and her sister Sally negotiate everything from a raucous wake to releasing her worldly goods to the Jewish Women's League.
Running the gauntlet of the five stages of grief, the thirtysomething trio compete for who ranks highest on The Grief Meter, reveal hidden unspeakable truths, and fail to agree on epitaphs and the allocation of earrings. Ending up in cupboards, on trains, and in the emptiest Indian restaurant in England, Butterside Down explores how the young are ill-equipped to lose each other. And whether, when you've lost the love of your life, your sense of humor can keep you alive.
The Cabaret Showdown is a monthly game show produced by Sound Street Productions in association with FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade. This unique competition is a mixture of live karaoke and musical improvisation, with a game board. Contestants are asked to choose songs from various categories with no knowledge of what the song will be until 30 seconds before they sing. The winner from each month receives a free one-hour showcase performance presented at the Kraine Theater the following month.
Faith, family, and frosting collide in this touching and timely new comic drama written by Bekah Brunstetter, writer and producer for NBC's This Is Us.
Leonard Bernstein's Candide, based on Voltaire's satirical tale, fuses Broadway flash and operatic virtuosity. Its quicksilver overture, dazzling coloratura soprano aria "Glitter and Be Gay," sardonic "Auto-da-fé" chorus, and deeply moving "Make Our Garden Grow" finale are highlights of an ebullient and irresistible work. Performed by first-rate guest artists and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, this concert production of Candide celebrates of the Bernstein centenary. Paul Appleby stars in the title role alongside Erin Morley as Cunegonde, Patricia Racette as the Old Lady, William Burden as Governor, and John Lithgow as Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss. Gary Griffin (Honeymoon in Vegas) directs, with Rob Fisher (Guys and Dolls) as musical director and Joshua Bergasse (On the Town) as choreographer.
The last opera by one of the longest-lived composers in history, Capriccio turns the tables on audience members, giving them a glimpse of life in the theater from the other side of the curtain. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), what happens behind the scenes is filled with as much drama and comedy as what takes place onstage! The plot revolves around the Countess — a supporter of the arts, just like you — and her courtship by both a composer and a playwright (poet?). In choosing one over the other, she plans to answer this age-old question: Which is more important to opera, the music or the words?
Explore the afternoon joys and intimate ambiance of classical music presented by the Camerata Chamber Players. Enjoy time-honored compositions by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and others.
Paint it red. So begins Lydia's wild idea to invigorate her Rust Belt town. But when a whip-smart entrepreneur co-opts her scheme, a precarious rivalry is born. A battle for the town's soul ensues, causing its obsessive mayor, its defiant matriarch, and the rest of its residents to question who they are and where they're headed.
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.
One of the most iconic works in American theater returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel comes to life in a new production starring Lindsay Mendez (Significant Other), Tony Award nominees Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along) and John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical. Multi-Tony winner Jack O'Brien (The Front Page, The Coast of Utopia) directs, with choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.
Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel depicts the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss, and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that produced some of the American Songbook's most iconic numbers and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.
"Feisty," "fiery" women; "smooth," "gangster" men — join CastAndLoose Live! as we take on all the stereotypes facing Latinx actors and characters in film, TV, and theater.
Based on Lynne Marie Rosenberg's Tumblr, CastAndLoose, CastAndLoose Live! features stars of stage and screen reading verbatim from Lynne's collection of offensive, real casting notices, as well as the world premiere of pieces written in response to these breakdowns by playwrights from the Latinx community.
Proceeds from the show will go to the Latinx Theatre Commons. Come laugh at the problem while funding the solution.
Written and hosted by Lynne Marie Rosenberg (High Maintenance), directed by Jenn Haltman (Summertime), and featuring original work by Matt Barbot, Alex Beech, Hilary Bettis, Diana Burbano, Guadalís Del Carmen, Migdalia Cruz, Brian Herrera, Nancy Garcia Loza, Christina Nieves, and more! Featuring (subject to change) Jorge Chacon, Gilbert Cruz, Zabryna Guevara, Annie Henk, Lauren Villegas, and more!
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.
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.
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.
Note: Children ages four and under are not permitted in the theater.
Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play makes its American debut with the heralded original cast. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they're shocked to discover the real reason for her visit.
The Children stars BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC's Cranford), Olivier winner Deborah Findlay (Stanley), and Olivier nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock). Directing is the award-winning James Macdonald (Top Girls).
Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier Awards for Best Play, Children of a Lesser God tells the story of an unconventional teacher at a school for the deaf and the remarkable woman he meets there. As their relationship heats up, so does their need for control, igniting a thrilling exploration of passion, intimacy, and connection.
In 1980, Children of a Lesser God premiered on Broadway and asked, "How can we truly communicate?" Now, Tony-winning director Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) is laying this question bare in a breathtaking new revival of this landmark play starring Joshua Jackson (The Affair), Lauren Ridloff (Wonderstruck), and Anthony Edwards (ER).
In 1834, Afong Moy was brought from Beijing to America and put on display as the "Chinese Lady." Over the next 45 years, she performed in a sideshow for the American public that both defined and challenged her own view of herself, while witnessing stunning changes surrounding what it means to be American.
Come see the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event! The incomparable Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner will revisit moments from her legendary career and celebrate music from timeless Broadway composers.
An accomplished and versatile actress, singer, and dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. She recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander-Fred Ebb-Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway (2015). She starred in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer's Life, a dazzling new musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele; and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas. Her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), and the original Broadway casts of Guys & Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven, and Mr. Wonderful.
Astrological disturbances split asteroids apart, and new smaller worlds hurtle into one another's orbits. Loved ones are wrenched from each other, old animosities arise, and these asteroidal inhabitants soon forget they once lived as one world. Mass amnesia buries their shared history, and it seems impossible that these estranged neighbors ever coexisted peacefully. Will they now be able to reach across borders and share a world of difference? How can you deal with aliens when you feel alienated yourself?
A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds pairs short stories by eminent multi-Obie Award-winning playwright Mac Wellman that have been adapted for the stage by director Elena Araoz. Each story tells a fantastic and emotional tale of the imagined inhabitants of real asteroids in the asteroid belt. Wellman's verbal acrobatics lay bare the madness of our own small world. Live music composed by Drama Desk Award-nominated touring artists, alongside Tony Award nominee Justin Townsend's installation-style production design, coalesce into a vibrant and deliriously theatrical event.
Step into the magical world of Cinderella and see whether the shoe fits. Meet mice that sing and dance while getting Cinderella to the ball in a magic pumpkin, all arranged by her fairy godmother. But the true magic is in the unforgettable memories you will create with your family — memories that will last a lifetime!
This beautiful musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell is based on the beloved classic fairy tale. Poor Cinderella — she works all day, has to deal with those awful stepsisters, and then sleeps in the cinders. But don't be too sad, because Cinderella is one smart cookie. She'll make it to the prince's ball and capture his heart. Sure, she may lose one of her shoes, but what she gains is worth more than gold!
In addition to the one-hour musical, the audience receives a special treat — interactive arts workshops prior to the performance. In them the audience learns about the original book and how it was turned into a musical. A discussion takes place about the themes of the show and how the performing arts bring literature to life. Then kids and other family members make their own crowns and magic wands to take home as souvenirs. When they watch the show after participating in the workshop, they are familiar with the art forms and themes presented in the production.
Note: The whole program (preshow workshop and actual performance) is approximately two hours long.
City of Hope is a high-energy interactive show that engages all ages with live music, singing, dancing, spectacle, and audience participation. When the Agents of Jam go undercover as a construction crew to help with disaster relief, they are invited on a special mission to explore New Orleans zydeco, Paris jazz, and Detroit's motown sound. Along the way, they discover how musical styles that developed from African roots have become beloved forms of artistic expression around the world — and that by working together, a City of Hope can be built.
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.
Coffeehouse Chronicles is a free educational performance series exploring the history and development of off-off-Broadway from its inception within the Village "coffeehouse theaters" of the 1960s through today. Part artist portrait, part creative event, part history lesson, part community forum, this series seeks to provide a home — as did La MaMa's founder, Ellen Stewart — for personal and intimate engagement with art. The Coffeehouse Chronicles are curated and directed by Michal Gamily, with educational outreach led by Arthur Adair.
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.
Winner of a 2017 Tony Award!
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, that a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie, and uncommon generosity.
That story began in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Flights had to be rerouted, and 38 of them, carrying a total of 6,579 passengers, were grounded near this Newfoundland town. The locals put their lives on hold and opened their homes to a world of strangers. In a heartbeat, the town's population doubled. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Come From Away, which tells the story of those passengers and that town, is a new musical written by Tony Award nominees (and Canadians) Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The direction is by Tony winner Christopher Ashley and the choreography by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky).
Since 2004, ComedySportz New York has been entertaining fans with the fastest and funniest form of improv comedy in the Big Apple. Two teams of improvisers vie for points in a hilarious competition by playing a series of improv games, similar to what you may have seen on TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway?
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.
Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war, and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover of Life magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career setback, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women, and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face-to-face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth.
Crimes of the Heart, by American playwright Beth Henley, won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. The play has since been released as a novel and a film. This play is a tragicomedy (or dark comedy) relating the story of the three Magrath sisters, who have reunited at their grandfather's home in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, after Babe, the youngest sister, shoots her abusive husband "because she didn't like the way he looked." The sisters were raised in a dysfunctional family and have each endured hardship and misery, some of their own making. Past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters deal with difficult relatives and former relationships while coping with Babe's latest incident. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she has committed.
First love is a bittersweet symphony! Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Experience pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan's most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming stepsiblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster's daughter, Annette Hargrove. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl — and anyone who gets in their way — they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love.
Based on the 1999 cult classic starring Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ryan Phillippe — and featuring throwback hits like "Lovefool," "Just a Girl," "Only Happy When It Rains," and "Bittersweet Symphony," New York City's most intoxicating new musical is a full-on '90s party, returning you to a time when rosaries were more than a fashion statement. Yes, it's the movie you love, set to the songs you know, performed live, with drinks…and missing out might just ruin your reputation. Happy hunting!
This jumping, jiving Tony nominee is a rebellious teen comedy event! Based on the cult classic 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book from the writers of Hairspray. It's 1954, everyone likes Ike, nobody likes Communism, and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause — truth, justice, and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a "drape" (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby's moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison. It's Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats.
The Cult Play is a new dramedy by Topher Cusumano. The play follows the Soul Scouts, a religious cult run by Mama Pearl, a charismatic mystic. The group believes the divine rapture will be realized with the birth of their goddess. However, Mama Pearl fears she's losing control of the struggling group after the defection of a longtime follower. When Mae, a tech-savvy queer punk, begins the process of joining the group, she introduces Mama Pearl to the powers of social media, changing the course of the Soul Scouts' destiny forever.
Cute Activist is a playfully fabulist, wildly satirical, antiromantic comedy, that asks questions about the way activism fits — or doesn't fit — into our daily lives. In a spooky town in mythical Connecticut where inequality reigns, a shadowy ring of part-time activists battle a baroque, tyrannical Landlorde. Only True Love's Kiss can save the local economy. Cute Activist is a pastel fable full of earnest questions about how to engage politically, at an everyday level, as a normal-feeling civilian.
In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter's life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up questions: What truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from The Great Gatsby, this timely new play by the author of The City of Conversation probes the troubling relationship of finance and educational opportunity in American life today. Directing is Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt).
LUMBERYARD in the City Winter Festival will conclude with a world premiere work from choreographer, dancer, and visual artist Dana Reitz, who is known for her subtle and nuanced performances that accentuate the musicality of the body through silence, and pair the movement of light with that of the human form in evocative collaborations with light artists like James Turrell, Jennifer Tipton, and Beverly Emmons.
Take a musical tour of the Emerald Isle from west to east with two of the nation's leading traditional Irish ensembles. Hailing from counties Waterford, Dublin, Donegal, and Cork, Danú is known for its high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. Named Live Ireland's "Traditional Group of the Year," Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles. This magical night will bring both groups together on one stage in a perfect celebration of Irish culture and heritage.
Cassandra, "The Songstress of Magic," invites you to experience her journey as a magician. Through jaw-dropping sleight-of hand, innovative illusions, and musical vignettes of magic, Cassandra shares her story of keeping secrets and revealing heart.
The term "Dark Horse" refers to a winner that unexpectedly climbs to success. In this show, Cassandra confronts experiences with overcoming the obstacle of finding her voice (both literally and figuratively). While shining a light on issues of gender inequality, physical and mental struggles, and claiming her place in the artistic world as a magician, she emerges triumphantly in what can only be described as magic.
Daybreak, written by Joyce Van Dyke and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, is a world premiere play highlighting Armenian-American history. Set in three time periods, Van Dyke's drama is inspired by the true stories of two female friends who survived the Armenian genocide. Using memory, dreams, and music, Daybreak carries the story of these women into the 21st century in a celebration of the human spirit's endurance.
Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.
Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. It first opened off-Broadway in a production that received an Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Many cast members from that production have transferred with the show to Broadway. Obie Award 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.
The play tells the story of the last days of a travelling salesman named Willy Loman. Because he cannot accept that hard work and talent play a large role in success and because he has thus created a fantasy of his life as a big shot salesman who is "well liked" and very successful, he cannot handle the setbacks that come as he gets old and his clients retire or die off. His son is a talented high school football player who has been offered a scholarship to UVa. The son, Biff, comes to get his father in Boston so he can get Biff's math teacher to pass him so he can graduate and go on to fame and glory. Instead, he finds Willy "dallying "with the secretary of one of his clients. He is crushed and gives up on Willy and on his life. When this son who has disappointed Willy finally decides to break ties with the family, right after Willy is fired, Willy enacts his last fantastic scheme: He kills himself so his son can collect his life insurance and be a success.
Feinstein's / 54 Below, aka Broadway's supper club, launches an all-new series: Deborah Grace Winer Presents the Classic American Songbook. Direct from her tenure as artistic director of 92Y's renowned Lyrics & Lyricists series, Winer curates three jewel-box revues created specifically for Feinstein's / 54 Below's unique setting. Each show celebrates American popular song as well as the artists who created, interpreted, and made themselves an integral part of the music. The installments in this series are as follows:
- You Took Advantage of Me: Rodgers and Hart on Love
- A Jerome Robbins Centennial Concert
- Till There Was You: A Celebration of Barbara Cook
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.
Austin Pendleton and June Daniel White star in an original, offbeat comedy about God, a woman, and love.
Humans have had many imagined conversations with God. This is the conversation God was waiting to have. He was waiting for Delta — a feisty, big-hearted woman who has a lot to teach the Almighty.
Their conversation is an adventure in 1 hour and 45 minutes, no intermission, so fasten your seat belts and join the ride.
World premiere of this darkly romantic comedy starts January 25 until February 10 at Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios.
Ilia Volok's reimagined one-man show garnered enormous praise during its West Coast tour and garnered great success during its East Coast tryout at New York's Beckman Theatre that this cutting-edge play will now open 2018 off-Broadway.
Poprishchin, a low-ranking civil servant, yearns to be noticed by the beautiful daughter of a senior official, but she never does. Slowly, yearning becomes obsession and then insanity. As his mind unravels, we see, unfolding in front of our eyes, a timely parable of class wars, the quest for individuality, and the pervasive indifference for the common person.
Nora is a hard-drinking musicologist whose colleague and lover is dragging his feet about leaving his beauty-queen wife. When Nora's hijinks land her at rock bottom, she goes on a quest for counsel from the only source she has left: her estranged, evangelical mom. Abby Rosebrock's Dido of Idaho is a horrifying comedy about love, despair, and maybe, eventually, hope.
Balti and Jaker begin the play as two gay 20-year-olds enjoying the romantic and sexual possibilities on their college campus. But when Jaker asks Balti to pretend to be straight for the duration of Jaker's grandmother's visit to the campus, a chasm opens in the friends' consciousness, and Balti finds himself traveling back in time with the help of a cherub from the wrong side of the tracks.
As Balti sorts through the national history that binds him to his grandmother's homophobia, he meets a yarn-spinning rattlesnake, a Korean-American war child, and the founders of the first gay bar in Las Vegas, Nevada. When he attempts to return to the comforts of modern-day gay life, he finds that time works differently inside the closet than outside, and his old love with Jaker may be irretrievable. Worse, his new friend the cherub may be on the brink of death due to human pollution of the time-stream.
Born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital, Pig and Runt have been inseparable ever since. They speak in their own language, play by their own rules, and create a world for themselves in which boundaries blur between truth and illusion. Then, on their 17th birthday, they discover something more. As night falls and the disco and drink take hold, they spiral violently out of control.
Disco Pigs, Enda Walsh's breakout play, received both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award. Walsh's other accolades include the Caméra d'Or for the screenplay of Hunger and the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Once.
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 Doll's House, Part 2 explores, in uproarious fashion, the emotional chaos that results when a wife (Nora) returns to the home she left 15 years earlier.
She has won countless awards the world over; he once got a yellow ribbon from the county fair. She has recorded themes for three Bond films; he has seen those films. She was named Dame Commander of the British Empire; he has been called a big ole queen.
But both have voices so big, they'll blow your damned wig clear across the street!
They meet onstage for the very first time! John Burns and Shirley Bassey! (Well, the songs she made famous!) Come enjoy an evening of music, laughter, and plenty of alcohol as we celebrate the great Welsh songstress and find out what a country boy can learn from her remarkable career.
Music direction by William Demaniow.
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.
With music and lyrics from Micki Grant, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope is a celebration of African-American culture and community. Originally conceived and directed by Vinnette Carroll, this radical work presents the issues of race and politics in America and raises voices for change through a lively mix of song and dance with a score that includes gospel, jazz, soul, calypso, and rock.
The show premiered at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., before moving to Philadelphia and ultimately New York City, where it ran for over 1,000 performances on Broadway. Along the way, it earned four Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical as well as a Grammy Award for Best Score from an Original Cast Show Album.
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, based on the beloved British television drama, transports you to post-Edwardian England, where members of the Crawley family and their iconic country house come to life. You'll be immersed in the era's social history and culture as well as some of the most memorable moments from the show's six-season run.
"You'll find there's never a dull moment in this house." — Violet Crawley, Downton Abbey
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!
The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway. What sets the Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, publishers, and broadcasters covering theater without any vested interest in the results. For this reason, the awards reflect both enthusiasm for all aspects of New York City's professional theater and a level of erudition and theatrical experience unparalleled in the industry's other prize-giving organizations.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's Draw the Circle is a hilarious, moving story told entirely from the point of view of family and friends performed by Deen himself. The work compassionately brings to life the frequently ignored struggle that a family goes through when their child transitions from one gender to another.
In 1901, August Strindberg wrote a fairy tale about a dreamer discovering what it feels like to be human. In 2018, Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective sets out to illuminate this fantastical, bizarre journey in an utterly contemporary mode. Agnes, daughter of the gods, descends to earth and experiences the human world in all its beauty, sorrow, and contradiction. Is joy extricable from pain? What can we do to improve our collective experience? Is it possible to live a meaningful life in a messy, nonsensical world? Join Agnes in a bedtime story for the millennial age.
Okay campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties because this February, Drunk Restoration Comedy is getting a little loopy with a reading of A Day of Groundhog! A hilarious Shakespearean adaptation from Robert Price of the cult classic Groundhog Day, come find out if Punxsutawney Phil will ever see his shadow on Friday, February 2, at 10pm at the Players Theatre in the West Village! The premise of Drunk Restoration Comedy: Our team of brave (or just crazy?) actors, comedians, and improvisers will perform a reading of a classical piece of theater. The catch: They'll be doing so while heavily under the influence. Even better, this interactive evening will give audience members a chance to choose their own adventure and dictate which performers get totally sloshed and which are sent packing. Anything could happen; come find out what does!
One professional New York actor has at least five shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform in a Shakespeare play.
There is a hidden library on the second floor of a building on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue. With over 15,000 books, the Drunk Shakespeare Society meets every night to drink...and perhaps do a little Shakespeare. A mysterious bartender serves cocktails through a 10-foot-high bookcase made entirely of black books. A hundred prized novels are forever buried in an amber fluid in front of a royal throne. Other easter eggs are hidden throughout the room...
Convicted murderer Walker Loats is trapped in a timeless prison. Unexpectedly befriended by a moth with an offer of a perceived way to freedom, Walker must choose between paying her dues or taking a shortcut that offers to rig the game in her favor. Oscillating between the confines of a tiny cell and an expansive visual world of animation, The Echo Drift unravels a cycle of deceit, temptation, seduction, and fantastical perception. Featuring a live chamber ensemble, electronics, and a six-channel surround sound system, this world premiere opera explores the freewheeling nature of the mind when it is robbed of external stimuli and questions. When, in extreme circumstances, is it possible to act in a way that goes against one's nature?
The cast of Eight Is Never Enough delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Broadway.
The novel El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba ("No One Writes to the Colonel") by Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez (100 Years of Solitude) has been adapted for this world premiere production. Written in 1956-57, while Garcia Márquez was living in Paris, El Coronel is the story of an impoverished, retired colonel, a veteran of Colombia's Thousand Days' War who still hopes to receive the pension he was promised 15 years earlier. The action is set during the period known as "La Violencia" in Colombia — years of martial law, rampant corruption, and censorship.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System.
Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal, chronicling a love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country; Amneris, an Egyptian princess; and Radames, the soldier they both love. Aida finds her heart entangled with Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharoah's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames's love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
What happens when America is ruled by the last three women on the face of the earth in the year 2097? Mona Machine, Ann Tenna McCloud, and Dr. Dorinda deal death-dealing battles in the dystopian world of 2097 where the last man on earth is missing from Mona's 130th birthday party. Deletions, sex, forbidden love, fried chicken, a male-female god all abound in this wild new play by New Orleans writer Melanie Maria Goodreaux. It is a science-fiction, multimedia feast and dark comedy that covers themes of feminism, racial disparity, loneliness, and the future of America.
Including animations by celebrated Afrofuturist Tim Fielder, sound design by Urb Alternative, and an amazing cast that includes Aixa Kendrick, Linda Greene, Tiffany Terrell, Sean Labbe, Jonathan Eddy Duran, Anthony Harper, with a special appearance by Malik Yoba.
Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water's warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, an island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble they can almost always sweet-talk their way out of. Take a break from your concerns, make some new friends at the bar, and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum.
Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and beloved Jimmy Buffett classics, including "Come Monday," "Volcano," and "Cheeseburger in Paradise." With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Emmy nominee Mike O'Malley (Survivor's Remorse), this rousing and refreshing new production is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and choreographed by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away) .
Girl No More, a concert from the Tony Award-nominated Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), takes the audience through an evening of pop ballads, jazz standards, and musical theater favorites, including songs made famous by Amy Winehouse and Frank Sinatra. In this intimate evening of music with a wonderfully colorful set list, Eva sings from her heart and reveals a side of her story you've never heard.
The Tony Award nominee, Emmy Award winner, and Broadway star of Baby, Cats, and Miss Saigon is a highly sought-after cabaret, concert, and recording artist. Experience one of the purest, most radiant voices in musical theater live at the Emelin.
With her high-spirited charisma and brightly expressive voice, this two-time Tony Award winner (Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes), makes her debut on the Mahaiwe stage for an intimate and unforgettable evening.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) debuts his newest work, Exquisita Agonía ("Exquisite Agony"), in this world premiere production. According to Cruz, Exquisita Agonía is a love story that explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find love with a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he receives a new heart.
Heralded as "brilliant" and "important" in performances in French and English in Paris during COP21, Extreme Whether, in the new genre of cli-fi (climate fiction), is a fierce exposé of politically motivated censorship and a family divided by money, power, and science. It is, equally, a love story: of people for nature, a girl for a deformed frog, two embattled climate scientists for truth and one another, and an old man, Uncle, for the land in his care. Inspired by crusading climate scientist, James Hansen, and arctic ice scientist Jennifer Francis, and praised by both.
King Philippe V of Spain (Mark Rylance) lies awake in his chamber, plagued by insomnia. The queen, desperate for a cure, hears of Farinelli — a castrato with a voice so divine that it can captivate all who hear it. Astonished when Farinelli sings, Philippe begs him to stay. But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe?
Choreographers working in all dance forms workshop 25- to 35-minute pieces on a shared bill curated around the theme "Culture & Space'" with Benjamin Briones Ballet AND Mary Grace McNally & Artists.
Award-winning actor Sharon Washington, beloved by audiences for her performances in While I Yet Live and String of Pearls — as well as The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway — returns to Primary Stages to share a uniquely personal story in the New York premiere of Feeding the Dragon. As both playwright and star of this autobiographical solo piece, Sharon revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building's custodian. Shrouded in family mystery, Sharon's story boldly examines how both the power of forgiveness and her lifelong love for the written word have helped her battle dragons of all forms.
Written as a love letter to his late father, the infamous owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar," Mike King performs his life story about being a dentist, a stand up comedian, and the son of a "nightclub" owner. A heart-warming, hilarious tribute to his father Sid King, "The Sultan of Striptease."
Classic Stage Company presents the world premiere of Fire and Air, a new play written by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and directed by John Doyle. The work explores the history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev's itinerant Russian ballet company. Encircled by masters of art, design, and music, the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and the ballet virtuoso Vaslav Nijinsky revolutionizes dance forever.
Note: This production, which contains nudity, is intended for mature audiences.
Fireside Mystery Theatre is an old-fashioned, live radio show with a modern horror twist! We perform once a month at The Slipper Room in Manhattan with a full cast, a live improvised score, and live musical acts to complement the stories. Listen to the show for free on iTunes or come see the live show!
Our live shows are: Jan 28 Feb 25 March 25 April 29 May 27
Take a bawdy romp through the streets and saloons of Victorian New York with gangsters, trans folks, drag queens, hustlers, serial killers, widows, and urchins of Lower Manhattan's immigrant clans. The Fop delivers a panoply of lusty adventures: Watch the gender-fluid past come alive as a fabulous cast of LGBTQ stars strut their stuff.
for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf is billed as a "choreopoem" and weaves together 20 separate poems with music, movement, and narratives to tell the stories of love, empowerment, struggle, and loss in a complex representation of African-American sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. The show first premiered at the Henry Street Settlement, Joseph Papp's Public Theater, and later moved to Broadway.
The show contains mature subject matter; please use discretion when considering bringing children under 16. The show will be followed by a brief discussion for those who are interested.
Found Festival is a newly formed play festival in New York City celebrating recent and soon-to-be graduates of the arts by promoting, publishing, and premiering their new works along with their peers. The festival is acting as a startup for us in Bia Theatre Ensemble; we are producing all these works with the goal to branch out to other companies to encourage producing young artist's works, by giving them a platform to debut their work. This year, we have three debut female playwrights, all exploring themes of loss and reconnection:
The Edge by Sarah Daniels
It's the end of a long shift at the bar. Old friends Sam and Jess spend their quiet early morning reconnecting with new secrets.
Proximity by Alexandra Lee
Forced to confront their inabilities to understand each other, four young adults come together to accept the loss of a loved one. Proximity digs up the music of Sam and how the four that loved him most can still hear it.
Swings by Joanna Whicker
Struggle does not lie in the ability to wallow, but in the ability to overcome. Marie, a woman who finds herself struggling in an abusive relationship, explores what it means to find self-acceptance from within.
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.
Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, and Gunther are back. Friends! The Musical follows the misadventures of these six twentysomething pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in Manhattan. Friends! The Musical was created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, the duo behind Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, 90210! The Musical, Full House! The Musical, and...you get the idea.
Broadway's Frozen is based on the 2013 movie that won Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Song ("Let It Go"). The stage production expands on and deepens the film's plot and themes through new songs and story material provided by the film's creators, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Winnie the Pooh), EGOT winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), and book writer Jennifer Lee (Zootopia). In fact, the Broadway show features more than twice as much music as the film. The musical's director is Michael Grandage, a Tony Award winner (Red), and its choreographer is Rob Ashford, another Tony winner (Thoroughly Modern Millie).
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!
Mitch Papadopolous always dreamed of being the next Bruce Springsteen, but he chose security over stardom and left those daydreams behind for a day job. For a while, he thought he had everything — the high-paying job, the high-rise apartment — until his 40th birthday, when he got handed a pink slip and had to move back in with his mom in Sayreville, New Jersey.
And when his high school archnemesis (with a 20-year-old grudge and a tangerine spray-tan) threatens to foreclose on their house, this big-shot banker must save his small-town home the only way he can…by winning the Battle of the Bands.
So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang (a math teacher who isn't good at math, an Irish cop who dreams of being on Broadway, a dermatologist who can't get a date, and a 16-year-old Jewish rapper who makes Vanilla Ice look cool), and sets out to win the battle and maybe even win back the high school sweetheart he left behind — proving it's never too late to give your dreams one last shot.
An aspiring actress stands on the 50 foot H, looking out at the lights of Los Angeles and the Dream Factory known as Hollywood. It is 1949: Truman is President, Marilyn Monroe is a little known model who poses nude for an art calendar in order to recover her impounded car, and nobody has ever heard of Evie Edwards...
Charting over 30 years of the Golden Age of Hollywood, including stories from the Silent Era, the Great Depression and World War II, this solo show takes audiences on a nostalgic journey – with a different perspective. The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign includes songs composed for cinema's greatest stars - Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow and more. Joanne Hartstone is Evie Edwards - the girl who has only ever wanted one thing: to be a star.
A drama of exquisite beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Reality and illusion collide in this emotional family drama.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People's Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. The company's members are athletes, actors, and artists who have studied and trained for their crafts since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances annually and has toured through all 50 states and performed in over 65 countries across the world.
In 2003, New York City theater company the Civilians interviewed real people about physical objects they'd lost — keys, a sapphire ring, a Gucci pump. The wry and whimsical docu-musical that emerged, Gone Missing, written and directed by Steven Cosson, features a fresh and breezy score by Michael Friedman and presents a very personal account of how we deal with loss in our lives.
Through the microcosm of a rural Connecticut mental health center, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe conjures an entire American community on the edge. Like their patients, Dr. Michaels, his colleague Evangeline, and the clinic itself teeter between breakdown and survival, wielding dedication and humanity against the cunning, inventive adversary of mental illness. They hold on to the need to fight – and to live. Inspired by a real clinic, Rabe finds humor and compassion in a raft of richly drawn characters adrift in a society and a system stretched beyond capacity. This New York premiere of Good for Otto features F. Murray Abraham as Barnard, Ed Harris as Dr. Michaels, Amy Madigan as Evangeline, Rileigh McDonald as Frannie, Rosie O'Donnell as Nora, and Michael Rabe as Jimmy. Scott Elliott directs.
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.
Inspired by Vicki Baum's 1929 novel, Grand Hotel follows the postwar comings and goings of the artists, businessmen, jewel thieves, and ambitious young secretaries whose lives intersect in the opulent lobby of Berlin's most prestigious hotel. First produced under the title At the Grand (1958), the original production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune and enjoyed a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.
In his most famous novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles a time where success is expected and excess is celebrated. This fast-paced live production brings the New York Jazz Age to life as Daisy, her cousin Nick, and the eponymous Gatsby glide through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy are always lurking.
San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a "friendship" game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the Cultural Revolution aftermath, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history. Inspired by events from her father's life and (short-lived) basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee makes her Atlantic Theater Company debut with this tender but fast-paced play.
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.
Almost everyone knows about Manhattan's Central Park, but far fewer people know its designers also created a sibling: Prospect Park! In the heart of Brooklyn, Prospect Park is an extraordinary combination of natural beauty and civil engineering. This Amazing Race-style hack competition takes small teams on a journey through Prospect Park, revealing amazing hidden facts and stories about specific locations, buildings, and monuments. Participants also dive into the park's history, biology, and modern relevance. Activities include...
- Prospect Park bingo!
- Physical and photo challenges!
- Tree identify-and-seek!
- Historical reenactments starring you!
Multi-Tony Award nominee Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) and Stephanie Umoh (Junk) lead the cast of this concert production. Winner of the 1968 Tony for Best Musical, Hallelujah, Baby! has music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It's the first of three shows in the York Theatre Company's Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series, which celebrates Styne's work.
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.
In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Among the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.
Following a sold-out run at London's Royal Court Theatre and subsequent transfer to the West End, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (The Cripple of Inishmaan) returns to Atlantic Theater Company with his first United States premiere in eight years.
At a time when the U.S.A. is waffling on its commitment to honor Harriet Tubman with her image on the $20 bill, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present Harriet's Return: Based Upon the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman, written and performed by Karen Jones Meadows. The production takes audiences on a deeply personal, high-energy journey into the private and public life of this famed Underground Railroad conductor, spiritual icon, revolutionary, and entrepreneur, whose life spanned nine decades and still influences the consciousness of people throughout the world.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn't much easier now that he's an overworked employee at the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Set in Montezuma, Georgia, and New York City in 1941, this new work by Adrienne Kennedy — a multi-Obie Award winner and one of America's greatest living dramatists — is a heartbreaking and nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning, and doomed love. The action, driven by lyrical parallel monologues and a chilling tour through a storeroom of charged images, braids together the indignities of Jim Crow, rising Nazism, sexual hypocrisy, Christopher Marlowe, and the lingering shadow of a terrible crime.
Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters returns to Broadway in the acclaimed smash Hello, Dolly! This unparalleled Broadway legend steps into the iconic title role, descends the grand staircase, and caps a six-decade-long career of historic stage success.
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks's triumphant production is now playing at the Shubert Theatre. Don't miss Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly!
HERE is an award-winning, boundary-stretching institution. Its 2017-18 lineup features three HERE resident artist world premieres; the world premiere of a production helmed by HERE artistic director Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program, including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist; the sixth annual Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival; and HERE's yearly Culturemart festival, in which HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in the 2017-18 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in HARP and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. For a complete list of shows, click the link below.
59E59 favorite Hershey Felder returns with his critically acclaimed salute to Irving Berlin.
Jerome Kern famously said, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music — he is American music." George Gershwin called him "the greatest songwriter that has ever lived." From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to the silver screen, and from the pop charts to the steps of the nation's capital, Berlin's music provided America with the soundtrack of a century.
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin brings the man behind the iconic music to life in an evening reflecting his remarkable journey from child immigrant to America's most beloved and prolific songwriter, featuring some of the composer's most popular and enduring songs, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Always," "Blue Skies," "God Bless America," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and "White Christmas."
For 25 years, City Center's Encores! series has been bringing classic American musicals back to life. City Center is where Chicago, Wonderful Town, and Finian's Rainbow were reborn — but they were just the beginning. Catch a glimpse at the future of Encores! in this original production, a cavalcade of overtures, opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that Encores! hasn't gotten to...yet. Look for Mack & Mabel, Greenwillow, Wildcat, and others of their ilk. The many musical numbers in Hey, Look Me Over! add up to one exciting celebration: Encores! at 25.
Inspired by actual stories, The Hidden Ones is an intimate and personal experience surrounding people forced into hiding during the Holocaust. Ten audience members traverse the secret world of the hidden and experience true stories of love, humanity, and loss. The Hidden Ones is about two families, a hidden room, and an unforgettable personal journey.
Note: This production takes place at a secret location in New York City's Theatre District. The location will be disclosed upon ticket purchase.
It's "Wakes Week" in Hindle; the mill is closed and the workers are idle. Fanny Hawthorn is relaxing at the seashore with a girlfriend when she runs into Alan Jeffcote, the mill owner's son. Alan takes Fanny to a hotel in Wales for a few days of fun, but the fun stops when their parents find out. Should Alan, already engaged to another woman, do the right thing and make an honest woman of Fanny? Or should he do the right thing and stand by his fiancée?
A best-selling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she's long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have.
Memoirs of a Geisha meets Slumdog Millionaire in this vibrant award-winning stage show with original music, colors of India, and a riveting mother-daughter tale told in the shadow of a Mumbai brothel. Referencing both the Mahabharata and contemporary Bollywood, experience this boldly acted and danced protest to the contemporary sex trade and abuse of young women in India.
Hook Line Sinker centers on the inner workings of a content aggregation site. New hire Matthew falls under the spell of the enigmatic Fergus, CEO of clickbait company Petti Media and specialist in all things viral. Their coworker Grace is a talented but disenchanted content generator whose immigration status is tied to her continued employment at a company she despises, until she realizes that the only thing stronger than her desire to leave is Matthew's determination to stay. With the company in a clandestine state of crisis, Fergus lectures his staff on the flexible morality of the internet and the absolute importance of site traffic, a message that resonates with some more than others.
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.
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.
Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and an impressive cast of Israeli top talent give bravura comic turns in Hunting Elephants, a bank heist caper and coming-of-age tale.
At the bank where his father works, 12-year-old Jonathan watches helplessly as his father succumbs to a sudden heart attack while testing a new high-tech security system. In a cruel double blow, the evil bank manager refuses to pay the father's pension. In the aftermath, widow Dorit leaves her son in the care of his cantankerous grandfather Eliyahu (Sasson Gabai) and mate Nick (Moni Moshonov), both former Zionist freedom fighters now barely existing in a nursing home. Guilt-ridden over his father's death, and mortified when his mother begins dating the bank manager out of financial desperation, Jonathan and the aging misfits hatch a plot to rob the bank that wronged his family. Joining the misadventure is Jonathan's great uncle, a disgraced British lord and frustrated actor (Stewart in a scene-stealing role).
Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, Hunting Elephants is a delightful concoction of jocular hijinks and tender moments sure to leave audiences smiling.
Part of the 11th JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival.
Hebrew and English with subtitles
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.
I Love New York explores modern anxiety and the quest for external validation by juxtaposing material from TripAdvisor.com and Ellis Island immigrant interviews. Laughs are followed by questions: "Am I that revealing online?" "Is my anxiety that high?" "Is the fact that I've forgotten the question and am questioning my anxiety proof I have anxiety?" I Love New York gives Americans from all over the country and immigrants from all around the world the opportunity to tell you what the American Dream looks like for them.
What better place to be in New York than a chic cabaret for an exclusive one-night-only show featuring stars from France & New York? I'm a Good Little Devil is an outrageously entertaining, colorful, and historical telling of the life of Gaby Deslys, the most famous music hall star of the early 20th century, produced by and starring Jean-Christophe Born, also featuring Broadway star Mark Nadler and the gorgeous Perrine Cabassud.
Having played in Marseille, and booked for Chicago and Paris, I'm a Good Little Devil is a show you cannot miss! Romance, extravagance, song and dance, and a cast that will leave you in tears of joy.
Fiore Barbini makes his NYC cabaret debut in I'm Still Here My Story: The Songs of Leading Ladies. He's an actor, singer, and dancer who's toured with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and A Chorus Line, has regional credits that include The Full Monty, Sunday in the Park With George, Singin' in the Rain, Damn Yankees, George M!, Funny Girl, Hello, Dolly!, and performed in cabaret stagings of Grease, Chicago, and Cabaret. He might also be known by some as his adult entertainment alter ego Hugh Hunter. In his first solo outing, he tells the story of his 31 years in show business with his own twist — the songs he sings to tell that story were originated by his favorite Broadway leading ladies! Songs include "Not a Day Goes By," "Meadowlark," a medley from Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll & Hyde, and Les Misérables, and "I'm Still Here." At 42, Fiore is back in NYC and ready to get back on the boards because in his own words, "I'm still here."
Multi-Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in one of the signal roles in the American theater in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. Washington, fresh off his extraordinary sell-out runs in both Fences and A Raisin in the Sun, comes back to the Main Stem. Multi-Tony winner George C. Wolfe directs this strictly limited engagement.
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.
Looking for the quintessential New York City brunch experience? You'll find it at New World Stages in The Imbible: Day Drinking, the latest edition of the hit musical comedy series about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more N.Y.C. than combining brunch with a show in the heart of Manhattan's world-famous theater district? Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends.
Note: A complimentary continental bunch and three craft cocktails are included as part of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy brunch and your first drink. Attendees must be 21 or older.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
A story reveals the illusion of one's identity in Derek DelGaudio's modern allegory, In & Of Itself. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. The writer and producers of Nothing to Hide reunite with executive producer Neil Patrick Harris to present this theatrical experience directed by Frank Oz.
The Tony Award-winning author, performer, and activist Eve Ensler, whose Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to Manhattan Theatre Club with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler's personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching, and inspiring piece is Tony winner Diane Paulus (Waitress).
Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical!
Before Hamilton reinvented musical theater, its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, wowed Broadway with In the Heights. This musical tells the story of a vibrant community in New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood — a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change; full of hopes, dreams, and pressures; where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions to take with you and which to leave behind.
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
A politico's daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this interactive live murder mystery game, you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood in the atmosphere of a fun interactive outdoor NYC theater. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other's backs as you encounter the neighborhood's junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops, and mobsters.
The content in the Lombardi Case 1975 is a very realistic look at the underworld on NYC in the mid-1970s. We pride ourselves in being authentic to the reality of the characters we are portraying. With this in mind, we must inform the audience of the experience's "R" rating. If you are uncomfortable with some harsh language and racy content, please try one of our other shows.
In the wee hours of the night, siblings are found dead in their tenement. With the air rife with foul play, you enter an interactive murder mystery where you help crack a case based on a real unsolved crime from the 1870s. Your investigation takes you on an NYC scavenger hunt through the underbelly of the 5 points where you encounter unsavory characters, discover clues, confront suspects, and mete out the justice that the slain victims deserve.
Born in Mississippi and based in Los Angeles, acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and poet Aleshea Harris performs her own solo work. Her multidisciplinary background has informed her proclivity for writing specifically for actors, creating disruptive, challenging, and magnetic roles. Harris situates her work within an Afropunk ideology that explodes perceptions of how black people think, move, and sound; Is God Is explores and relishes the nuances of black Southern speech. In writing the play, Harris sought to place herself where culture has never allowed her to see herself. Here, she puts black women characters in the driver's seat of the alternately exhilarating and desolating Western genre. Anaia and Racine take the audience on a fast and merciless ride.
Guitarist Colin Davin is back by popular demand, showcasing the virtuosic abilities of the guitar in the music of the Italian Baroque. Joined by a string quartet, Colin will explore Italian tradition with Baroque jewels such as Vivaldi's Concerto for Guitar, Boccherini's Quintet, and other Baroque marvels.
It's All True is an opera-in-suspension based on the complete live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi. An obsessive leap into 1500 hours of gig detritus made from only incidental text and sounds, none of Fugazi's actual songs. An ear-body-and-mind-flossing: overloaded, maddening, properly funny, and a radical incitement to action.
Celebrate Mardi Gras and the musical culture of New Orleans with children's jazz artists Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards! Backed by a five-piece band, your family can dance along to original tunes alongside some of the greatest songs from Creole folk music, blues, ragtime, jazz, and swing. Come see why this rip-roaring group is soaring up the children's music charts. Join us early for Mardi Gras themed events in our lobby including mask decorating, a photo booth, and our own Rex parade!
Jer-ry! Jer-ry! Jer-ry! It's The Jerry Springer Show as you've never seen it before — with passionate arias, soaring ballads, and giant production numbers. While the studio audience cheers, a parade of bickering guests fight and curse until violence breaks out and Jerry (Terrence Mann) must face his trickiest guest ever, the devil himself (Will Swenson). Deeply in tune with the chaos and unrestrained id of our times, Jerry Springer — The Opera, a gleefully profane musical by Richard Thomas (music, book, lyrics) and Stewart Lee (book and additional lyrics) is an outrageous celebration of our national ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Jerry Springer — The Opera, a winner of numerous awards (including an Olivier Award for Best New Musical), gets its off-Broadway premiere in this production from the New Group. Chris Bailey choreographs; John Rando directs.
Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, offstage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," and "Working My Way Back to You."
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical!
Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey...until they sang their first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard and that the radio couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, offstage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. This show features hits including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh, What a Night," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," and "Working My Way Back to You." Directed by multi-Tony winner Des McAnuff, Jersey Boys is written by Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
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.
An award-winning one-man show with actor Colin Hamell moving seamlessly among more than 20 different roles, Jimmy Titanic is a wholly original Titanic story set between the great ship and heaven. God is a Dublin gangster. The angel Gabriel is the plucky keeper of heaven's gates, and the Titanic's legacy isn't the first-class passengers but 700 crewmen who have attained stardom in the firmament. Jimmy, having gone down with the ship, now enjoys rock-star status, and boy, does he milk it, flirting with angels and rewriting history with a direct line to an unlikely God. Jimmy Titanic is a unique and hilarious take on the story of the most famous ship ever built.
Virtuosity and imagination combine in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow creates a singularly intimate evening. With equal measures of humor and heart, he evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor's craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P. G. Wodehouse. Through his unique performance, he elevates the magic of storytelling to new heights.
Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play combines cabaret, theater, and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles, and sexuality in an intimate, charming, and haunting cabaret with a twist. Born in St. Louis in 1906, Baker achieved only moderate success in the United States but became an international superstar after moving to France in the early '20s. She starred alongside white leading men in films in the '30s, had multiple interracial marriages and same-sex relationships, and performed in men's clothing before the term "drag" existed. Her adopted country of France gave her the opportunity to live freely without the racial oppression of her home nation, though she never stopped yearning for acceptance in the U.S.
The play dramatizes the life, loves, and the ultimately tragic decline of Josh Gibson, who was perhaps the greatest slugger of the Negro leagues and who, some say, died of a broken heart in 1947, a short step from his prime as a player.
Based on real events, the play shows Gibson struggling heroically to make it into the Big Leagues with emotional support from his good friend, the legendary pitcher Satchel Paige, and from the two women who are rivals for his heart — his common-law wife and his mistress. Despite his majestic on-field performance, there are immovable obstacles, including resistance to black players by Major League club owners and Gibson's own personal demons, which suffocate his chances.
Kathleen Madigan is one of the most respected comedians of her generation; over her 28-year career, she has performed on nearly every stand-up television show ever made including Leno, Letterman, Conan, and Ferguson. She has won the American Comedy Award for "Best Female Comedian" and the Phyllis Diller award for "Best Female Comedian." Her fifth hour-long special, Bothering Jesus, premiered exclusively on Netflix to rave reviews.
Following last season's sold-out performance, Kayhan Kalhor returns for another stellar evening.
One of today's most exciting and creative artists, Kalhor is a soulful master of the kamancheh, the Persian spiked fiddle and an ambassador for Persian music. Adored worldwide for his enthralling performances, Kalhor is known for his stirring improvisations, exquisite compositions, and extensive collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, Ghazal Ensemble, and orchestras around the world.
LIGHT, Part 44 (Bamboo Forest) and Solo from LIGHT, Part 8
The 2018 Winter Festival opens with legendary Japanese performer Kei Takei, who returns to the United States with her company Moving Earth Orient Sphere for the first time in 17 years, presenting two works supported by the Consulate General of Japan in New York and the Japan-United States Friendship Commission that showcase the choreographer's sustained synthesis of American and Japanese modern dance styles. First is the U.S. premiere of LIGHT, Part 44 (Bamboo Forest) (2015) — a choreographic meditation on sacrifice that depicts the archetypal cycle of life and death through the image of the blossoming of bamboo flowers (which occurs as infrequently as once a century). As the bloom is immediately followed by the death of that generation of bamboo, Takei's performance draws parallels to the human theme of endless sacrifice of tribe, community, and individual to ensure the continuity of future generations.
In A Kind Shot, a 6'1" blonde spitfire, Terri Mateer, tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player in France. Raised by a single hippie mom, an African-American surrogate father stepped in and taught her how to play the game. Being 6'1" in the sixth grade, she's a natural, but dreams of becoming an architect. Terri's unbelievable journey includes playing pro ball, modeling, stripping, designing erotica, and taking lots of shots at life. It's an uplifting, honest, no-holds-barred personal account that illustrates we all need a little bit of kindness.
From Jack Thorne, the acclaimed writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, comes a thrilling theatrical take on an epic modern myth. Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie, with an electrifying new score by Marius de Vries (La La Land) and Eddie Perfect (Strictly Ballroom the Musical), King Kong comes alive through an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry, and stagecraft. Follow an ambitious young actor and a maverick filmmaker as they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the greatest wonder the world has ever seen. At the center of this 21st-century reimagining is a 2,000-pound gorilla brought to life by a team of seamlessly integrated artists and technicians. Don't miss this larger-than-life encounter with a legend that's always been too big to contain.
Playwright Sarah Burgess and Tony Award-winning director Thomas Kail (Hamilton) reunite for Kings, a scathingly funny new play about the people at the heart of our democracy. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn't waste her time on anyone who can't get elected, stay elected, and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time, Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: Back the system, or back what she believes in?
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!
Music and libretto by Gary S. Fagin Includes world premiere screening of documentary film Guns by Nick Davis
Tackling the impact of gun violence in the United States, The Struggle to Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America is a new musical dramatic work that hauntingly gives voice to those involved in the gun debate — victims and their families, law enforcement and perpetrators, politicians and gun enthusiasts.
The libretto is based on audio, video, and written accounts of those living with the aftermath of gun violence or the loss of a loved one, as well as news reports of mass shootings, recordings of 911 calls, and the gun control debates.
Guns tells the interconnected stories of individuals whose lives have been dramatically affected by guns. Complex and powerful, the film will tell stories that are not as simple as they first appear — stories full of richness, irony, and emotional truth — and in so doing, tells the sweeping story of an Issue that defines our time.
This fundraiser is an evening of songs from the World War Two era. Singing them are well-known and not so well-known theater artists, including Cara Akselrad, John Carlin, and Adam Cohen. Portia hosts, and the Dysfunctional Swingers dance. The event is directed by Jill DeArmon; Robert Cowie provides piano accompaniment. All money raised will go toward production costs for the new play Victory Girls, which is part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity next month.
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!
St. Louis's acclaimed LaBute New Theater Festival returns to 59E59 Theaters with a stellar lineup of one-act plays, including the New York premieres of Hate Crime from Tony Award-nominated playwright and screenwriter Neil LaBute, Winter Break by James Haigney, and Percentage America by Carter W. Lewis.
The Grammy Award-winning a cappella ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo captures South Africa's historic struggle in an inspiring repertoire that melds the tradition of Zulu harmony, singing songs born in the mines during the apartheid era, with hints of gospel. Whether performing at Nelson Mandela's inauguration, in Disney's The Lion King, or alongside Paul Simon on his album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo creates beautiful harmonies that have brought its unique sound to international prominence. The rich, uplifting sounds and effortlessly synchronized dancing convey universal themes of faith, hope, and peace, yielding a performance of pure, uninhibited joy.
The Last Sicilian is an evening of true stories from actor-writer Nick Albanese: stories about his childhood years spent in his family's bakery, how generations of his relatives met, married, and overcame much to come to America. Albanese acts out all the characters and the audience is treated to some winning stories that have been passed down over raucous family dinner tables for year after year. There's some Sicilian history and the negative perception of Italian immigrants in America when they first came to the States and then switches back to the family stories. You'll learn a little history, get a bit emotional, and definitely have tons of laughs as Nick tells his funny and heartwarming tales of growing up Sicilian in America. You don't have to be Sicilian to appreciate this story of an amazing journey that spans a century, from the immigrants' arrival in the New World, all the way to modern pop culture.
Renowned Playwright A.R. Gurney graces the Keen stage for a third time! In Later Life, a middle-aged man and woman meet at a cocktail party and ponder beginning the relationship that eluded them 30 years ago. While the pair rediscover each other and themselves, a bevy of delightful guests rally behind them. With poignancy and laughs, this classic Gurney play reminds us of the infinite possibilities in life just waiting to be pursued. A romantic tale of missed connections and hope for new beginnings.
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) returns to Broadway in this original one-man comedic play. In Latin History for Morons, Leguizamo schools his son — and the audience — on the buried history of Latinos in the Americas. Spurred by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Hispanic hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown patriots of the American Revolution and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Maya and Ricky Ricardo into 95 irreverent, uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
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.
Le Scandal Cabaret is New York City's longest-running burlesque variety show. It features eye-popping circus and variety acts, live music, and a bevy of burlesque beauties. Full dinner and drink menus are available, as is regular and VIP seating. All couples attending receive a burlesque gift box.
San Francisco. 1986. What could Harry, an amiable but lonely retired kosher butcher have in common with Barbara, his young lesbian writing teacher at the senior center? Is it enough to bridge the divide?
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, this electrifying production features over 40 dancers from the highly acclaimed Lezginka, the Merited State Academy Dance Company of Dagestan. Cultural treasures of the Caucasus region are showcased in a "dazzling display of traditional folk songs and dances, awesome acrobatics, sumptuous costumes, and riveting drum and saber work" (Indianapolis Star).
The 19th season of Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series presents the voices and stories of singers, songwriters, and musicians across a range of genres. From musical theater to Americana to R&B and gospel, these performers chronicle personal journeys, pay tribute to legendary artists, and showcase the breadth of creativity, emotion, and expression found throughout American song. The season opens with Grammy Award winner John Paul White (The Civil Wars) performing his lyric-driven Southern gothic folk. And in March, the series features special evenings with Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy Award-winning songwriter Randy Newman and Rosanne Cash, a four-time Grammy winner, best-selling author, and activist.
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.
Associated Chamber Music Players embraces a new way to bring chamber music players together across the globe as PubliQuartet conducts back-to-back masterclass sessions with two learning quartets. A multi-camera crew will deliver every detail of the workshop in a close-up, real-time stream. Chamber music players, wherever they are, can participate in groups, ensembles, or individually on their computers and devices, gaining tips and insights into playing technique and interpretation on two chamber music works. Participants also interact throughout the session via a live chat feed, connecting with the event and each other. Online participants will fully experience the session as if they were in the room.
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.
What happens when emotions come in conflict with principles, and how do choices under pressure define who we really are? The lobby of a Manhattan apartment building is much more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation. It's a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds. A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop, and her unpredictable partner in a play from the 2017 Oscar-winning writer of Manchester by the Sea. Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Cera, and Chris Evans star; Trip Cullman directs.
This world premiere play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Orange Is the New Black) stars Emmy Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Fully Committed, Modern Family). Tony and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon directs.
Log Cabin takes place in a faraway age of hope and inclusivity — in other words, 2015. When a tight-knit circle of married gays and lesbians — comfy in the new mainstream — see themselves through the eyes of their rakish transgender pal, it's clear that the march toward progress is anything but unified. With stinging satire and acute compassion, Harrison's pointed comedy charts the breakdown of empathy that happens when we think our rights are secure, revealing hardened hearts where you'd least expect.
Come and celebrate the story of an ever-changing America with folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary and a cast of young charismatic singers and multi-instrumentalists. This concert version of the acclaimed off-Broadway musical tells the story of American folk from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan and beyond — including the music of Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell, the Byrds, Donovan, Harry Chapin, James Taylor & more, with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen. This inspiring evening of great music includes period costumes, multimedia projections, and sing-a-longs.
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville (Ghosts) reprise their roles in Sir Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of this Eugene O'Neill classic.
Love Magic Ritual Spell is a new play that explores magic, love, and female friendship in an evening of broken hearts and buried intentions. Join the coven and pre-game your own Valentine's Day with a journey through dimensions, possessions, and enchantments that will restart your heart and reconnect you to the greatest powers of this world.
In the early 2000s, an internet virus fondly called "LoverSpy" promised a way for suspicious lovers to spy on any target they wished. LoverSpy follows internet café patrons from vastly different backgrounds with one thing in common: the purchase and illegal use of "LoverSpy." The purchasers are sucked into a virtual-black-hole-utopian-internet-love-den. As the characters facilitate their wildest fantasies within the screen of an old computer, their personalities, anxieties, and insecurities are broadcast through their behavior in the internet café. Together, they (including the all-purpose internet café waiter) are forced to confront the consequences that follow their insidious purchase. As the line between the net and reality blurs, a tangled (worldwide) web becomes increasingly difficult to navigate.
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.
In The Lucky Ones, indie-music duo the Bengsons spin a memory-tale of teenage passion, ideals lived to the limits, family shattered, and faith lost — all in hope of finding a way home again. Through soulful electro-folk songs, this driving, semi-autobiographical story grabs joy and grief with the same hand and holds them tightly, in a radical affirmation of being alive.
Direct from Portugal, Lula Pena is a unique singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a highly individual take on fado. Her deeply emotional songs cross borders from Andalucia to Greece and Sardinia to America. Her deep, commanding, yet sensitive voice blends fado roots with colors of Portuguese folk music, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. Her inventive take on fado and other styles of music has developed a devoted following worldwide, a kind of international secret society whose ranks grow with each of her too rare appearances. Pena's highly acclaimed latest album, Archivo Pittoresco (she only has released three over 20 years) on the Crammed label, was released in 2017.
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.
Since 1970, Lyrics & Lyricists, the pioneering American Songbook series, has celebrated the work of such songwriters as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, and David Zippel. Performers of their work at this series have included Rob Fisher, Kathleen Marshall, Billy Stritch, John Pizzarelli, Ted Chapin, and Mark Lamos.
Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Hui He and Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica and Luis Chapa alternate as her callous American lover, Pinkerton. Jader Bignamini and Marco Armiliato conduct.
Madame Pascal follows a fictionalized history of a Broadway star who longs for rock credibility, the friend who manages him, the addict who loves him, and the soldier who splits him in two. A play infused with an indie rock score, Madame Pascal weaves an intricate fabric of race, gender, power, and love that asks us to confront the frailty of the constructs on which we hang our identities…and ourselves.
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 con, a magician, and government decay...told in all rhyming underscored play.
Set to delightful incidental music composed by Kelly Catlin (Manhattan School of Music, MM '18), Magic the Play takes you into a magical world where people rely on potions and spells and brooms that can fly, chaos ensues when sorcerers lose their magical powers in a few days or hours. To conceal its shame, the government's blame is placed on two scapegoats in a scandalous hoax who, fearing to flee, or to cop a plea, must expose their tormentor's dishonesty.
Award-winning comedian Judy Gold joins master illusionist Elliot Zimet in a brand new evening of magic and laughter! She's the funny lady known for her acclaimed HBO, Comedy Central, and Logo network stand-up comedy specials, as well as appearances on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and breakout shows like I'm Dying Up Here, Louie, Broad City, and Search Party. He's the America's Got Talent semifinalist whose innovative approach to magic includes heart-pumping illusions, exotic birds, humor, and today's hottest music. Together, they create a unique evening that will leave you mystified one minute and laughing hysterically the next.
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.
Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O'Hara's audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future — one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment — in which man's capacity to f**k everything up soars to new heights.
The toast of 1930s London, Me and My Girl is a delightfully old-fashioned musical about a cockney everyman who wreaks havoc on high society after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hereford. Part music hall frolic, part class-warfare comedy, Noel Gay's infectious score includes "The Lambeth Walk," a dance routine that swept the continent in 1937. In the 1980s, Me and My Girl was revived on both sides of the Atlantic and became a completely unexpected smash all over again. Now, for the first time in nearly 30 years, it's back in New York.
Book your seats…and watch your back! Mean Girls is now a ferociously funny new musical from director Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin), composer Jeff Richmond (30 Rock), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), and book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock).
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naive newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George, duh! But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a queen bee without getting stung.
Produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls gets to the hilarious heart of what it means to be a true friend, a worthy nemesis, and above all, a human being.
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.
Written by Tony Award-nominated playwright and comedy icon Steve Martin, Meteor Shower is a new play starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer in her Broadway debut, Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key (also making his Broadway debut), Tony winner Laura Benanti, and Jeremy Shamos. Jerry Zaks, a multi-Tony winner, directs.
Meteor Shower is set in Ojai, California, on a hot night. Corky (Schumer) and her husband, Norm (Shamos), are having another couple over for dinner. However, Gerald (Key) and Laura (Benanti) aren't looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends. Instead, the two couples find themselves in a marital free-fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky.
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.
This multiplatinum-selling entertainer's suave vocalism, irresistible charm, and remarkable insights into popular song make his concerts wonderful celebrations of the genre.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare's rollicking romp of romance, wizardry, and showbiz, runs February 1-25 at the Sheen Center Black Box Theatre.
With themes of sexual politics, climate change, and the supernatural, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a startlingly modern comedy sure to delight audiences of all ages. The production is recommended for ages 6 and up.
The production is directed by Frog & Peach founder Lynnea Benson and features an original score by Honey West's Ted Zurkowski and Ian McDonald (founding member of music's legendary King Crimson & Foreigner). Choreography by Skyler Fox, costumes and set designer Asa Benally, and lighting designed by Dennis Parichy.
For student, senior, and military discount info, or for group rates, call 646-351-7450.
A Midsummer Night's Dream transports audiences to the palaces of Athens and the dark, bewitching forests surrounding the kingdom where the fairy King Oberon and his Queen Titania are waging a deliciously romantic war. With help from the devilish Puck, Oberon casts a spell over his estranged wife, as well as the lovers Hermia, Helena, Lysander, and Demetrius. Meanwhile, as the Mechanicals rehearse their tragically hilarious Pyramus & Thisby, Puck cannot resist transforming the hapless Bottom into a donkey. Will witchcraft spell disaster or save the day?
It's 1988, and the planning committee for Garrison High School's ninth annual Miles for Mary Telethon is fired up and ready to go. Across subcommittee sessions in the phys-ed teachers' lounge, The Mad Ones assemble an analog elegy to the camcorder 1980s, girls' track and field, and the consecrated American high school. Wunderkind Lila Neugebauer directs this play, which ran to critical acclaim at the Bushwick Starr in 2016.
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.
Miss You Like Hell is a new musical by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes and genre-bending singer-songwriter Erin McKeown. Multi-Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega plays Beatriz, a flawed mom to 16-year-old Olivia and an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation. After living estranged from each other for years, the pair embark on a road trip that crosses state lines. Together they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths in this show with vast heart and fierce humor. Obie Award-winning director Lear deBessonet and choreographer Danny Mefford stage this transcendent work with music that may just find your soul and never leave.
Mixed Doubles, by Matt & Ariel Aliza Sanders, is a comedy in which two couples' get-together at a restaurant brings out some surprising revelations. Directed by John DeBenedetto. Cast: Jessica Baird, Laura Ferland, Clint Hromsco, Colin J. Murphy, and Max Stein.
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.
The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker's dozen of Mother Goose characters leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-at-heart. Your children will be able to meet all of their favorite Mother Goose characters including the three blind mice, Little Bo Peep, Jack and Jill, and the three-legged goose herself.
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.
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!
Called funny, profane, and totally larger than life, Joe Moffa and Eric Tartaglione are those "only in New York" characters that would have had to be dreamed up if they didn't already exist. Famed for their work in the hit off-Broadway show Shut Up Sit Down & Eat, this duo is now taking the stage for an afternoon of hysterical dysfunction in Welcome to My Big Fat Dysfunctional Life. These two guys meet up at a ball game by mistake and their personalities hit a grand slam of funny.
New Yorker Rachel Lipsky Haringay is divorced and abandoned by her irritatingly round-headed British husband of many years after he discloses his Argentine lover, "Rosa the Posa." Now alone in London, Rachel is left to deal with an empty nest, a disapproving mother, a misogynous lawyer, some dubious counselors, a bad case of hypochondria, and the specter of poverty. With only the family dog, Axal, for company, Rachel mourns her marriage, picks up the pieces, and learns to live whole again. Nominated for an Olivier Award, My Brilliant Divorce explores how to cope when the world you have built comes crashing spectacularly down.
Written by Olivier-nominated playwright Geraldine Aron and starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Melissa Gilbert. Aedín Moloney directs.
One of the most beloved musicals of all time, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady returns to Broadway in a lavish new production from Lincoln Center Theater, the theater that brought audiences Tony Award-winning productions of South Pacific and The King and I. Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, and Diana Rigg lead a stellar cast directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher. The musical features such classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?", and "On the Street Where You Live." Its original 1956 production won six Tonys, including Best Musical.
My Fair Lady is a musicalized Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw's now-classic 1913 play. It follows Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower seller who receives the tutelage of phonetics professor Henry Higgins. Her education functions as a microcosm of class and gender differences.
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.
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.
The New York Pops honors prolific composer Alan Menken at its 35th birthday gala. The celebratory concert features some of Menken's most beloved compositions, which the New York Pops performs under the music direction of Steven Reineke and with the help of a starry lineup of guest artists. Menken is well known for his musical contributions to works for stage and screen, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Newsies. Following the concert is a black-tie dinner and dance at New York's Mandarin Oriental hotel. Proceeds from this gala will support the New York Pops's PopsEd music education programs.
The New York Pops — a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality — launches its 35th season at Carnegie Hall. Music director Steven Reineke leads the orchestra in a season that celebrates the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons.
The 2017-18 series opens with a celebration of founder Skitch Henderson's centennial year and a mix of the greatest hits of today and yesterday, featuring up-and-coming Broadway stars Matt Doyle and Ali Ewoldt. In November, Reineke leads Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe in an all-new concert exploring the myriad works by female songwriters of the stage and screen, Women of Notes. As always, the orchestra rings in the holiday season with a weekend of festive tunes, featuring Broadway and TV sensation Megan Hilty in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. In February, Reineke presents Heart and Soul, featuring Broadway royalty James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins in a concert spanning the history of R&B, just in time for Valentine's Day. The season closes with The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores, in which the 78 musicians of the orchestra take the stage to present iconic theme music from some of the biggest box office successes of the silver screen.
Love movies? Love the people who love them too? You'll find plenty of both at The New York Times Film Club. The club offers members tickets to their choice of 12 new preview screenings from among dozens presented annually.
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
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.
Niño de Elche is a cantaor, a singer of flamenco, but not as we know it. He is a multidisciplinary artist and contemporary deconstructionist who combines flamenco singing and toque with performance art, poetry, improvisation, minimalism, singer-songwriting, rock, and electronics.
His latest, yet-untitled piece is informed by a wide breadth of Spanish musical styles and poetry such as classical zarzuela pieces, versions of Federico García Lorca's songs (such as the well-known "¡Ay, Carmela!"), the fandangos of Helios Gómez, the caracoles of Valcárcel Medina, and will include flamenco guitar, piano, synthesizers, and electronica.
The Fourth Light Project, the newest program of the highly acclaimed Persian-Middle Eastern-Indian electroacoustic supergroup Niyaz, is an immersive multimedia experience that combines live music and sacred whirling dance with interactive technologies and advanced projection and body-mapping techniques to create a dazzling visual spectacle. Niyaz, comprised of sublime vocalist-composer Azam Ali and multi-instrumentalist and composer Loga Ramin Torkian, seamlessly blends ancient Sufi poetry and folk songs from the Middle East to India, with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics.
Following a critically acclaimed engagement in 2016, No-No Boy returns for a limited run that aligns with the Day of Remembrance. Set after World War Two as Japanese-Americans return to the West Coast, the play tracks draft-resister Ichiro Yamada following his release from prison. He struggles to come to terms with the consequences of his choices while other members of his community try to get back on their feet after a war that has uprooted them all. Ron Nakahara directs this drama adapted by Ken Naraski from John Okada's groundbreaking novel.
In a time when clowns are tortured and circuses banned, a renegade troupe enacts the story of a girl who longs for their outlawed life — even as her father commits atrocities on the State's behalf. Limbs rebel against the body. The cram car bolts for the border. And a round, red nose is a dark souvenir.
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)
A dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert, this genre-bending music-theater hybrid starring Klezmer-folk sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees who arrived in Canada in 1908. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It's about refugees who get out before it's too late and those who get out after it's too late. And it's about looking into the eyes of God.
The Elmwood Playhouse of Nyack, New York, will be presenting On Clover Road, written by Steven Dietz and directed by Michael Edan. Sometimes the road that leads back home can be treacherous.
A seedy motel room, a desperate mother, a missing daughter, a kidnapping, a deprogrammer, a cult leader, doors with bars, secrets, suspicions. A gun. Rope. Something will go wrong. Very wrong.
On Clover Road features Danny Charest of Thornwood, Cornelia Groeger of White Plains, Stavros Adamides of Spring Valley, Kat Smith of New City, and Amelia Marino of Pearl River.
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
What do you get when you combine some of the best vocalists in New York with world-class improvisers? You get a brand new type of show, where a new musical is created each night...On the Spot.
With the pomp and fanfare of New York City, the brassy lyricism of Leonard Bernstein, and the sweet immediacy of a day of freedom during a time of war, On the Town is an American classic, beloved both for its moment in history and for its timeless qualities of youth and exuberance. The show follows the adventures of three sailors on leave for just 24 hours in the great city of New York before heading off to battle in World War II. Goofy ladies' man Ozzie is looking for a date — maybe seven or eight — and studious innocent Chip, guidebook in hand, has several days worth of tourist attractions to check off his list. But when idealistic Gabey falls for the photograph of lovely Miss Turnstiles, a subway beauty queen, they all join in an ambitious scavenger hunt around the city to locate this dream girl — and, on the way, find all of the romance, adventure, and New York atmosphere for which they could wish.
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor-musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his music. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, this musical draws audience members in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
Set in Blackpool, England, 1953, not long after Queen Elizabeth's coronation, this real-life story is packed with gritty Northern comedy coupled with a heartbreaking emotional punch. Yorkshire miners Eddy and Tommy head to Blackpool with most of their town for the annual Pit Close Wakes holiday. However, Eddy had almost missed the bus and turns up with no suitcase. Now the lads have checked into the surprisingly empty Withering Heights on Sea guesthouse, run by the caustic and alarmingly odd Gladys, her rebellious and very flirty daughter Maureen, and the infamous Red Ethel, ex-communist stripper show girl. Upstairs, Mr. Elbridge is trying to muster the courage to unleash any of his three female alter egos and walk the fabled transvestite walk from north to south pier as a woman. As events unfold, six lives will be changed forever, and as Eddy reveals a shocking truth, it will lead to a lifetime of activism: the fight for equality and freedom for the LGBT community.
Tony Award winner Lea Salonga returns to Broadway in Once on This Island, a Broadway musical from the Tony-winning writers of Anastasia and Ragtime.
Once on This Island is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods — Erzulie (Salonga), Asaka (Alex Newell of Glee), Papa Ge (Merle Dandridge, Greenleaf), and Agwe (Quentin Earl Darrington, Cats) — on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms, and dance, Once on This Island comes to vibrant life in a striking production by Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (the Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown. The show transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.
New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2017-18 Once Upon a Ballet series. Based on beloved children's stories, these one-hour ballets are the perfect way to introduce children to the wonderful worlds of dance, music, visual art, and literature. In the intimate setting of Florence Gould Hall, audiences truly become part of the action!
One Drop, a family drama with music by Andrea J. Fulton, brings to life the politics of a young mixed-race man's "passing" for white in post-Civil War Louisiana, illustrating the risks taken by those not afraid to love despite bigotry. The piece, inspired by the playwright's actual family history, tells the story of a family torn apart by racism but ultimately reunited. It debuted in Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival in 2010. TNC will present a revival of the play, directed by Sabura Rashid, from February 1-18 in honor of Black History Month.
One Nation, One Mission, One Promise is a must-see play for all who care about America's past and future. It is a fabulously written production that seamlessly weaves together the narratives of our most stirring and motivating trailblazers who sacrificed so much in the name of freedom and liberty. Audience members are both uplifted and inspired by the timely significance of One Nation, One Mission, One Promise, which is superbly performed by a cast that dazzles. This show will resonate with all who believe that humanity's struggles for a greater good are not in vain. You will not be disappointed!
Mel and Arjun have embarked on a last-minute camping trip to take refuge from the brewing storm of their lives. Georgia is studying the impact of climate change on the imperiled Joshua tree. Navigating a world in crisis on multiple fronts, what does it mean to survive in the face of annihilation?
Part of our shared experience as Americans today is how we strain under the weight of the tech sector. Millionaires are made overnight and we endure the distortions of social media while gentrification pushes us out of our homes. When that happens, it rips us away from our history as if we never mattered. That's the idea behind Or Current Resident, a new play by Joan Bigwood, which will be performed by Squeaky Bicycle Productions from February 3-25 at Theater for the New City, where it is a resident company. Brandi Varnell, artistic director of Squeaky Bicycle, directs.
Balancing the high expectations of the previous generation, the doctrines of their Muslim community, and the demands of secular Western culture, Azeem Bhatti and his wife, Saima, struggle to straddle the gap between their Pakistani heritage and their British upbringing. Making his professional debut, playwright Hammaad Chaudry explores what it means to be An Ordinary Muslim. Obie Award winner Jo Bonney directs.
Origin's First Irish Theatre Festival is the world's only theater festival dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary Irish playwrights. Curated and coordinated by founder George C. Heslin, the festival is the only event of its kind to mix brand-new and recently acclaimed productions and special projects from both sides of the Atlantic. Since its founding in 2007, the festival has been recognized for its emphasis on audience engagement through parties, panels, and workshops. Its Next Generation and Breaking Ground series have become launchpads for new projects developed collaboratively by artists from different cities.
Multi-Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in The Originalist. When a bright, liberal Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation's highest court?
After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the funeral home, there's a problem — her dead body has been stolen. An irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit), Our Lady of 121st Street paints a vivid comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and how old habits die hard.
Italy's Motus Theatre returns to direct and devise Panorama, a new work in collaboration with the Great Jones Repertory Company. Contemporary philosopher and feminist Rosi Braidotti wrote about a "belonging open to Multiplicities" and proposed a post-nationalistic identity for all the populations of the world, focusing on the concepts of fluid identity and nomad identity. Motus and Great Jones Repertory Company delve into the issue of self, interweaving their personal histories of identity, departure, and remembrance to create new existential panoramas in which migration is actually an intrinsic existential condition.
Choreography by Anne Holck Ekenes, Pia Holden, and Hélène Blackburn Composed by Sverre Indris Joner Lighting design by Joakim Brink Dramaturg: Kjell Moberg
Set to a live score by Norwegian musician and composer Sverre Indris Joner, Lullaby is a thought-provoking, contemporary metaphor of current international politics. Three young, dynamic, and committed male dancers take a journey through friendship, rivalry, and raw masculinity juxtaposed with the melodies of lullabies. Panta Rei, from Oslo, Norway, is known for their fast-paced, colorful, and theatrical choreography.
In 1949, Detroit's Blackbottom neighborhood is gentrifying. Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the owner of Paradise Club, is torn between remaining in Blackbottom with his loyal lover Pumpkin and leaving behind a traumatic past. But when the arrival of a mysterious woman stirs up tensions, the fate of Paradise Club hangs in the balance. The first production of Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau's Signature residency, Paradise Blue, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson) is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.
Uma Thurman stars in The Parisian Woman, a new play written by Academy Award and Emmy nominee Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
The Parisian Woman is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe (Uma Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage, and an uncertain future. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher.
You're invited to a party that's full of surprises. Watch careful plans get upended when a young woman's mother brings her own food to her daughter's party — and the "right" person to be her daughter's new best friend. They put on their "party faces" and hope for the best — but when facades crack, secrets spill. Laughter roars as their revelry leads to revelations in this new comedy starring Academy Award-winning actor Hayley Mills (The Parent Trap).
In Pass Over, Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner — talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that a miracle will come. A provocative mash-up of Waiting for Godot and the Book of Exodus, Pass Over exposes the unquestionable human spirit of young black men who dream about a promised land they've yet to find.
When a high school drug dealer does a drop off at a new address, he's unexpectedly reunited with the father of his childhood best friend. The laid-off father is holed up to re-start the painting career of his youth, and this young entrepreneur wants to help. So, they make an unusual arrangement.
Pause/Play invites attendees to hit the pause button in their busy lives and experience all that the downtown community has to offer. All are welcome in the community, Jewish or not, to join for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and storytime to whiskey tastings and open swim, Pause/Play events feature activities for the whole family. Pause/Play will also feature a Community Passport that families can decorate each month and bring to each event for access to monthly raffles for deals to 14Y programs and other great prizes.
Downtown Jewish Life and the 14th Street Y present Pause/Play, an innovative Saturday afternoon of Shabbat programming at the 14th Street Y.
Pause/Play invites attendees to hit the pause button in their busy lives and experience all that the downtown community has to offer. All are welcome in the community, Jewish or not, to join for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and storytime to whiskey tastings and open swim, Pause/Play events feature activities for the whole family. Pause/Play will also feature a Community Passport that families can decorate each month and bring to each event for access to monthly raffles for deals to 14Y programs and other great prizes.
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.
TADA! Youth Theater will present The Perfect Monster, which tells the tale of Sybil, a young science nerd who compares herself to so-called "perfect" people. A perfect friend is what she needs, or so she thinks. To solve this issue, Sybil sets out on a mission to create the perfect friend in the basement of her castle. With a few bumps along the way, Sybil is left with a room full of marvelous yet mischievous monsters.
Sybil, a science nerd who constantly compares herself to so-called "perfect" people, sets out to create the "perfect" friend and ends up with a lab full of marvelous, merry, and mischievous monsters.
Maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Head of Choral Studies at McGill University, leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Choir representing five countries in Maurice Duruflé's greatest choral masterpiece, Requiem, Op. 9. DCINY conductor James Meaders conducts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's legendary Requiem with choir and orchestra.
Despite the unnatural presence of a vicious yet smooth-talking tyrannosaur named Nero, Pete Rex is a deeply human story about depression and the choices a young man makes in a fruitless attempt to remain insulated from the fragility of life. But those very choices lead him directly into the jaws of mortal danger — danger for himself, for his loved ones, and for the world around him. An homage to late-night creature features, Pete Rex is part comedy, part absurdism, and part horror.
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.
A witty mosaic of memories drawn from a ballerina before and after her brain hemorrhage. Rebeccah Bogue stars in this unapologetic new work that embraces the many identities we collect in our lifetime.
Bogue trained in ballet at Boulder Ballet in Colorado until she was 17. When she was in her final semester, her brain hemorrhaged from an undetected birth defect called an "arteriovenous malformation" (AVM). Since moving to NYC in 2008, Bec has choreographed 11 ballets — the most recent, a tes souhaits, debuted at the Alvin Ailey Studio Theater.
When Sylvia accidentally takes her anorexic daughter's antidepressant, panic and pandemonium ensue. A story about the cataclysms of depression, fear, and anxiety, as well as their dynamic intersections with eating disorder and suicidal ideation, The Pill is a true story written by five members of the Family — a comic and tragic mash-up of three generations taking on living and dying in a dysfunctional post-truth world.
Set in Brooklyn 2017, Pillowtalk brings to life one night in the lives of Sam and Buck, a recently married interracial couple. Through a formal exploration of theatrical naturalism and the codified gender norms of ballet's pas de deux, Pillowtalk queers the intersections of race, gender, and class to challenge our assumptions of love and marriage. Confronting the backlash against marriage equality and #BlackLivesMatter, Pillowtalk explores how liberation and oppression coexist in our most intimate spaces, transforming social and cultural traditions into radical performances of change.
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.