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A five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Saheem Ali, Emily Feldman, Alex Lubischer, Don Nguyen, Ming Peiffer and Michael Thurber.
Join Dixon Place for a very special celebratory finale on Friday, December 30th, featuring 30 dance companies showcasing 3 minutes of work each, saluting the close of the 30th Anniversary Year for NYC's pre-eminent artistic incubator.
First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatrical awards chosen by the entire theatre community – specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and off-Broadway productions. The membership includes award-winning actors, designers, directors, playwrights, producers, industry veterans, critics and dedicated audiences from across the nation.
887 Murray Avenue, Quebec City, Canada: The apartment complex where renowned director Robert Lepage (The Blue Dragon) spent his youth comes to life as a bewitching, tech-saturated dollhouse in this deeply personal solo work. Populated with miniature neighbors and family members as well as stories embedded in rooms, walls, and windows, 887 constructs an evocative memory palace. As Lepage revisits his childhood home and other brilliantly reconfigured spaces from his past and present — among them his current Quebec City flat and the front seat of his father's taxi — he unearths a life's worth of memories, sifting in the process through the things we can't seem to recall and those we aren't able to forget.
Relive the Drama! Relive the Drinking and Drugging! Relive the Sideburns! From Bob and Tobly McSmith, the creators of Bayside! The Musical, Full House! The Musical!, Katdashians! The Musical! and Showgirls! The Musical!, 90210! The Musical! answers all of the most dramatic questions: Can Brandon and Brenda be 90210 cool? Who would win the 1993 Sideburn Contest: Dylan McKay or Brandon Walsh?! Who dies at the Peach Pit?! Will Steve Sanders be eaten by a Sharknado?! Who has resting Brenda face?! IS ANDREA ZUCKERMAN POOR AS HELL?! Can Emily Valentine kick her crippling UE4A addiction in time to burn down the school?! Will Tori Spelling graduate?!
From the author of War Horse comes a full arsenal of live music, dance, and visual high jinks! The theater company Kneehigh and Emma Rice, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, return to St. Ann's Warehouse with 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, adapted from the novella by Michael Morpurgo. This true tale of local townsfolk and the African-American soldiers sent to rehearse the Normandy invasion from their shores explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. Seen through the lens of a little girl and her lost cat, 946 takes its title from the number of casualties sustained during these bungled maneuvers — a secret kept, until now, by the American and British governments.
A New York City Twisted Holiday Tradition- now in its ninth year! Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks are proud to bring their insane celebration of all things red and green back to Feinstein's/54 Below! Directed by John Simpkins and Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, this wild yultide explosion is part rock concert, part theater piece, and part theme park attraction come to life. Featuring brand new holiday songs, old favorites, a huge cast of musical theater all-stars, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more whiskey-fueled shenanigans than you can shake a candy cane at, it promises to be the hap-hap-happiest holiday hoedown ever seen on stage.
New York's finest improvisers join forces with New York's finest poets in a unique format that is part comedy show, part poetry feature and completely unpredictable.
It all begins with an exquisite corpse written collaboratively, line-by-line by the audience beforehand. The improvisers then delve in, building an entire world around the themes and imagery of the poem and inhabiting it with a cast of characters that are wildly funny, heartbreakingly tragic, and everything in between.
Along the way, the show is fueled by the amazing work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the country and across the globe, shaking the rafters and rousing souls with original poetry that is raw, personal and profound.
The whole show ends with the performance of a brand new poem written on the spot and inspired by the entire show. It's comedy, it's poetry, it's theater and art. It is everything you came to this New York to see.
The cast includes performers and poets with credits from This American Life, NPR, The Onion, The Second City, The Truth Podcast, Reductress and Story Pirates.
"Kiss Punch Poem is a rare find... uproarious and heartfelt." – Time Out Chicago
"[KissPunchPoem] celebrates the fresh and surprising associations that are generated by both improv and poetry." - The American Reader
"Their performance took me back to the formative years of the slam. It was exhilarating." – Mark Smith (founder of Slam Poetry)
The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's videotapes hidden in a bedroom closet. The boy subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife-to-be and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality.
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, videos, and off-color fantasies while you roll in the aisles. However, it's not all laughs in this layered show, which ends on a touching moment of redemption as he struggles to find true love and perspective through real-life relationships.
So come have some good dirty fun with The Accidental Pervert! Oh, and leave the little ones home. The show has mature themes and is meant for audience members over 16.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1,000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York!
• Award-winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner of a 2013 Best Comedy Award in Panama City, Panama!
Serial Copland features the stunning abstract masterpieces of American composer Aaron Copland, including the Piano Variations (1930), Piano Quartet (1950) and Piano Fantasy (1955-57). Performed by pianist Adam Tendler and the JACK Quartet, artists recognized for their electrifying live performances and commanding interpretations, Serial Copland gives audiences a rare opportunity to experience the lesser-known side of an American icon.
African Footprint celebrates the diversity of South Africa, uniting the creative talents of choreographers, musicians, writers and performers from all walks of life. This is a performance that reflects the true South Africa, one that captured the sense of history and hope for the future that the people carry in them. This is an explosive and emotional performance that was televised around the world and seen by over 250 million viewers. It was an instant hit and went on to become not only the first musical to feature a mixed race cast, but also the longest running musical in South African history!
After Orlando is an international theater action made up of more than 70 short plays written in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, and the growing history of devastating gun violence in the United States and worldwide. The plays are performed as readings, each followed by a themed talkback focused on four topics: Art & Activism, Gun Control: The State of the Nation, LGTBQ Community & Hate Crimes, and Art & Terrorism.
Aging Magician is an epic new opera-theater work that tells the story of Harold, an aging clockmaker near the end of his unusual life. A string quartet and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus help him uncover his legacy as the stage of the New Victory Theater is transformed into a living, breathing instrument. Creators Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter), Rinde Eckert, Paola Prestini, and Mark Stewart bring together the worlds of music, theater, puppetry, instrument-making, and scenic design to paint this poignant allegory of time, youth, and the peculiar magic of ordinary life — or perhaps the ordinary magic of a peculiar life.
To everyone else in their Tennessee town, Alice Mitchell and Freda Ward are childhood friends. But when Al's family decides to leave town, they must make the choice to act on their promises or lose each other forever. Based on a high-profile turn-of-the-century murder case, Al Takes A Bride hinges on impossible choices, where decisions rest somewhere between dreaming and dying.
The Tony Award-winning hit!
Disney's smash-hit movie Aladdin finally makes its way to the Broadway stage! Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) and featuring the classic Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice score with songs like "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," Aladdin will use a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Aladdin is sure to bring joy and laughter to the whole family!
Fourteen-year-old best friends Jenny and Emily are hungry for experience and eager for "real life" to begin, and in suburban South Carolina in the late '80s, experience equals boys. Emily chooses her senior crush from the high school play, and Jenny a man she's seen at her family's church. With parallel stories that take tricky and terrifying turns, Erica Schmidt's All the Fine Boys dives deep into the fascinations and complications of sexual awakening and the first painful gasps of adulthood.
Emerald and Ty are twin orphaned teenagers who live in the backwoods of the Florida Everglades and wrestle 'gators in a roadside attraction. Careening through encounters in their small tourist town, they meet self-destructive young locals looking for a future and desperate young wanderers looking for a home; all carry secrets under ever-present layers of desire. Alternately realistic and surreal, scored with gritty rock music, Alligator is a muscular, satisfying play about learning to tame our darkest impulses.
The Amazing Max bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectator's faces. "An awesome and hilarious live magic show" PBS Kids. "Max Darwin is indeed amazing " Time Out Kids. "His ability to astound is something to see" Huffington Post. This show is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families in town today.
The musical follows the mesmerizing journey of the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie who turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her. After discovering a mysterious photo album and meeting a handsome stranger, Amélie realizes that helping others is easier than participating in a romantic story of her own.
This one-night-only event celebrates one of Broadway and Hollywood's most dynamic and prolific songwriting duos. The Tony-winning team of John Kander and Fred Ebb brought us the classic musicals Cabaret and Chicago as well as cult classics like Kiss of the Spider Woman and Steel Pier. Enjoy the sultry melodies and sophisticated lyrics of songs such as "Willkommen," "All That Jazz," "Liza With a 'Z,'" and "New York, New York."
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.
From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical Anastasia is the romantic, adventure-filled story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past. The musical is inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture.
Angels Among Us highlights the journey of 9 characters living through the worst days of their lives, but little do they know that everything happens for a reason... even if they don't quite see any hope just YET.
Presented in a series of 4 coherent and connected vignettes, our characters learn that sometimes they have to get through absolute devastation in order to experience the divinity and joy in their lives. As they learn to overcome their fears and let go of what they can't control, they might just be able to connect with a higher part of themselves and find understanding, peace, and happiness...
This play explores the complicated nature of the human experience and the struggles we all face through having to feel our pain, joy, growth, fear, and surrender, while having to evolve and face our mortality...
Anna Christie tells the story of a young woman's struggle for redemption and a chance at a new life. Harboring a troubling secret from her past, Anna reunites with her father, a man she hardly knows. When Anna meets a shipwrecked young sailor and the two fall in love, she finds she can no longer hide her past from the two men in her life. As her secret gets revealed, the bonds of love are tested. A powerful and relevant retelling of O'Neill's classic, the play continues to challenge our understanding of honor and dignity.
Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Anna Christie, a gripping drama of a woman torn between the expectations of the men in her life and the secrets of her past, gets a timely retelling under the direction of Peter Richards. The play tells the story of a young woman's struggle for redemption and a chance at a new life. Harboring a troubling secret from her past, Anna reunites with her father, a man she hardly knows. When Anna meets a shipwrecked young sailor and the two fall in love, she finds she can no longer hide her past. As her secret gets revealed, the bonds of love are tested.
Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker returns for the second production of her Signature Theatre residency with a world-premiere play directed by Lila Neugebauer. The Antipodes follows John, her insightful, funny, and mysterious first play at Signature, which sold out an extended run and appeared on the Top 10 lists of the New York Times, New York, and Time, among others.
Apollo Amateur Night is the original amateur talent competition. The audience picks the winners and the losers in this weekly interactive talent showcase.
Must the Promised Land necessarily become cursed and haunted? It is possible to stop moral downfall and pursue happiness instead? In his eye-opening play, Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts reveals the secrets of an American family defeated by its mistakes and avalanching toward its final disintegration. Family members gather to discover how far apart they've grown and how dysfunctional their lives have become. Directed by Professor Sangare, this theatrical production will examine contemporary relationships and investigate personal and social values. Relationships can be healed when people meet not merely to join the reunion, but to reunite. Awareness can be awakened, integrity reclaimed, and core values restored—if it isn't too late.
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.
Join us for the heartwarming, inspiring tale of Babe, the lovable piglet searching for his place in the world — maybe even as a sheepdog. You'll experience this Oscar-winning comedy-drama to the fullest when the Philharmonic performs the score — with classical favorites, standards, and more — live as the complete film is screened. "That'll do, pig. That'll do."
From the folks who brought you The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island comes a new musical comedy for your inner child. Going all the way from the womb to preschool, watch the babies as they sing and dance and tell you what they really think! If you've ever had a baby or ever were a baby, then The Babies is right for you!
The year is 1967. A writer (played by Josh Radnor) from the bohemian Greenwich Village commutes to Long Island to teach a creative writing class for adults. His students discover the power of storytelling to alter their lives, and one special student (Elizabeth Reaser) — a kindred spirit? something more? — reawakens his own artistic impulses.
Ben Rimalower brings back his acclaimed long-running solo plays, Patti Issues (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and Bad With Money (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life).
BAMcafé Live is a weekly performance series, featuring great artists from jazz, spoken word, blues, afro-pop, latin, r&b, rock, and experimental backgrounds such as Billy Martin, Survival Soundz, Tracie Morris, Carl Hancock Rux, Duncan Sheik, and much more.
A new musical based on the critically acclaimed screenplay. 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 features George Abud, Bill Army, Tony Award nominee John Cariani, Katrina Lenk, Erik Liberman, Andrew Polk, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Tony Award nominee Tony Shalhoub, Kristen Sieh, Ari'el Stachel, Daniel David Stewart, and Alok Tewari.
Set in the smoke-filled, swing-fueled nightclubs of 1945, Bandstand brings the against-all-odds story of singer-songwriter Donny Novitski (Corey Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow World War Two veterans to the stage.
When a national radio contest to find America's next big swing band offers a chance at instant fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his wisecracking gang of jazzers into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia (Laura Osnes) as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart.
Playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they risk everything in the final live broadcast to redefine the meaning of victory. With an explosive original score and choreography inspired by the high-energy swing rhythms of the era, Bandstand is a truly American story of love, loss, triumph, and the everyday men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.
BB King Blues Club All-Stars specialize in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
New York premiere.
Beardo is a Russian indie rock musical from the outrageous minds that brought us Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Beardo explores the mad inner workings of Rasputin, the infamous mystic who sexed his way to the fall of the Russian monarchy. Join Pipeline Theatre Company this February and catapult through the mysterious ascent of one of the most peculiar and seductive figures in modern history.
Beardo received its world premiere with the Shotgun Players at the Ashby Stage in March 2011.
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
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Beautiful Monster is a daring new play by Karlton Parris depicting the final hours of the life of iconic author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley. On the very eve of her expected death, gripped by madness, Mary is visited by the dead, husband and Romantic poet Percy Shelley, their shared lover Lord Byron and arch literary rival John William Polidori, author of the first known vampire fiction, penned the same night as Frankenstein on that now infamous night of ghost stories at Villa Diodati upon the banks of Lake Geneva. As the clock ticks towards Mary's mortality, she recalls in a series of heart wrenching hallucinations the epic confrontations with Percy's formidable mother, Elizabeth Pilfold Shelley, the tender friendship of her loving step sister Claire Clairmont, and sees her younger self capturing the essence of a time when her mind and body were blemish free, and in a truly terrifying twist, she is confronted by the very monster she created. warning male nudity and sexual scenes
Winner of two Tony Awards!
Long before Carole King was a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Ireland's esteemed theater company Druid marks its BAM debut with this 20th-anniversary revival of Martin McDonagh's Tony Award-winning, pitch-black comedy. The first in a trilogy of plays set in the provincial Irish town of Leenane, it tells the story of spinster Maureen Folan. She lives with her manipulative, aging mother Mag. They spend their days aggressively nagging, scratching, and jabbing each other with insults. But when Maureen meets a viable suitor who is smitten with her, Mag sets in motion a chain of events that hilariously and horrifyingly threaten her daughter's last likely chance at a romantic relationship. Not to be outdone, Maureen plots and enacts a chilling revenge — an action that ultimately seals her purgatorial existence.
Before We Grew is a gentle and beautiful show explores the Brooklyn of the past in a multi-sensory story that is designed to engage young children at a variety of developmental levels. Before We Grew was specifically designed for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and is engaging for all children 2-5 and special needs audiences of all ages.
All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you've never experienced! As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looking to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her waiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddyup to this get-down!
Southampton native Darren Ottati has chosen his favorite Broadway musical numbers for this marvelous revue. With fellow artists Jenifer DeMeo, Amanda Kuchinski, Ralph DAmbroses, Shannon DuPuis, and their five piece band, these dynamic performers will surely wow with show-stoppers from Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, Mame and more.
A thoroughly original retelling of Mark Twain's classic novel about friendship, freedom, and the untamed Mississippi, Big River was a musical underdog as scrappy and restless as Huckleberry Finn himself. The show was created in the age of British spectacles by a quintessentially American artist—the beloved country-western singer Roger Miller—and his Tony Award-winning score is a scintillating blend of bluegrass, gospel, and honky tonk. More than thirty years later, Big River remains an affecting journey through 1840s America in all its beauty and savagery.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen told in narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.
Winner 2009 Artistic Achievement Award "Best Play"
"Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes." - New York Times
Nestled in the deepest, wildest heart of a haunted wood is a pool of tears. A man has come to scoop them all up, but a disturbance in the deepest parts of the woods is a disturbance in the deepest parts of oneself. A mixed-media poem play about crying without tears, magic, medicine and dreams.
Composer Michel van der Aa combines classical instruments, voice, electronics, actors, video, apps, and even web browsers in his multidisciplinary work. His broad musical vocabulary embraces these elements alongside film, stage direction, and the written word, allowing him to create works that are as visual as they are aural.
This dynamic young creative voice comes to the Armory for the North American premiere of his latest creation, a chamber opera for soprano and 3D film based on the life and work of South African poet Ingrid Jonker. Soprano Miah Persson sings live, combined with replayed loops of herself and the voice of Baritone Roderick Williams on film to create haunting musical passages and ensembles. This groundbreaking work combines live action, innovative techniques of interactive film, and inventive music to consider human memory, the ways in which we reconstruct and deal with traumatic life events, and notions of individual realities
Blood Wedding (Bodas De Sangre) is a tragedy inspired by a true story of a young bride in 20th century Andalusia who escapes arranged marriage to be with her lover, leading to betrayal and violence.
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert, and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multisensory experience that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Don't miss Blue Man Group — enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. Dare to live in full color!
An intimate evening of Pop Torch with New York City based singer/songwriter Ellen Woloshin. Recently back from debuting this show in LA, Woloshin seamlessly mixes her own original songs with classics (Gershwin, George Harrison, Rodgers & Hart). Accompanied by composer/pianist Shelly Markham recipient of the 2016 Jamie deRoy ASCAP award for songwriting). Her past performances include numerous venues and she has written for artists like Dionne Warwick, Ben Vereen, LaToya Jackson and others.
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.
Written and performed by Drew Droege, Bright Colors and Bold Patterns is a riotous new solo play that storms the stage with ferocity and wit.
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 scream 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?
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Casts of popular Broadway shows as well as special guest performances by Broadway, Tv, and Film stars in the upscale acoustic environment of the hotel's Living Room. This new bi-weekly series will be hosted by Daniel J. Watts of the fan-favorite, smash hit Tony Award winning musical Hamilton and feature a new Broadway cast every other week.
Every Thursday night at 11 PM Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's great songs. This ever-changing cast of stars will sing the show tunes they know and love best. Jesse Kissel is the musical director and Scott Siegel hosts!
The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After eight sold out shows, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala return to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies. They will be joined by iconic Broadway princess Tony nominee Susan Egan, Broadway's original Belle in Beauty and the Beast and the voice of Meg in Disney's motion picture Hercules. Together with an all-star cast will sing the most beloved 'Princess' songs of stage and screen in a magical evening that is not to be missed!
Created by long-time fans and professionals of the theatre community, BroadwayCon is theatre's answer to a comic con, tailor-made for fans like you.
Featuring three exciting days of performances, panels, workshops, autographs, photo booths, Q&As, meet-and-greets, singalongs, and much more!
Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s — where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else, family.
Galloping through 40 years in a New England seminary, Bull in a China Shop follows Mary Woolley and her partner Jeannette Marks as they reform and revolutionize women's education at the height of the suffrage movement. As evolving ambitions and desires strain the couple's relationship, this fast-paced comedy explores how we change the world, how the world changes us, and how we try to grow old together.
To celebrate the launch of Volume 4 of The Collective:10 Play Anthology, we premiere three short plays: Check-Out by Erin Mallon, Lucus & Molly by Greg DePaul, and Whack Job by Thomas C. Dunn and present encores of 2 past C:10 plays!
The legendary Harold Prince directs a new production of Bernstein's perennial favorite Candide, which premiered at New York City Opera under his direction in 1982 and became a staple of the company's repertoire. Leading the cast is Jay Armstrong Johnson as Candide and Linda Lavin as The Old Lady.
Sung in English, with supertitles.
In times of political unrest, must a man die for the greater good of the nation? The assassinations of Rome's great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York's acclaimed Acting Company pairs Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with X, a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Every Tongue Confess, On the Levee). Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment, and retribution.
Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood, from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to the cinema's original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton leads a cast of six who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: "Give My Regards to Broadway," "You're a Grand Old Flag," and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
Calderon's Two Dreams is a pairing of two scripts by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, the first written in 1636 and the second in 1677. Imagine two plays with the same title and author written 40 years apart. How did the author's life experiences change his outlook? Magis Theatre Company's repertory performance of two classic works by Calderón is an answer of sorts to that question.
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.
In December, Carousel will feature presentations of graphic novels, gag cartoons, live drawing, and more!
CasablancaBox is an exploration into the accidental nature of great art through the lens of the classic film Casablanca. Stories of risk, sacrifice, brilliance, and accidents are told by actors who jump in and out of time, character, gender, style, tone, aesthetic, and most importantly, Casablanca. With an intricately woven multi-narrative script and video score, CasablancaBox is an imagined "making of" and an immersion into the glamour, war, censorship, sexism, racism, addiction, and refugee crisis of 1940s Hollywood.
Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is set in a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favorite feline characters, including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella, and Skimbleshanks.
The Jellicle cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by him and Dayle Reyfel, features a lineup of rotating performers who read — in both solo and ensemble pieces — the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
The show features selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, the Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and Vanna White. It also includes special "celebrity mash-ups" — Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working "it" out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus, and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are"; Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of "diva-dom"; and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
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.
Celebrate New Year's Eve with the inimitable Charles Busch, two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and drag legend. Charles brings to Feinstein's/54 Below an eclectic program of songs both contemporary and from the past. Accompanied by his dashing longtime musical director Tom Judson, Charles combines hilarious personal reminiscence, character sketches and superb storytelling through song into one glittering and glamorous evening in cabaret.
The powerful words of Dickens are seamlessly woven into and around the songs of the season in this dark, joyous, raw, and altogether winning adaptation that makes its return after a four-year hiatus. Enjoyed by NYC audiences since 2002, and Boston in 2013, this haunting celebration of humanity promises to thrill and move audiences like never before with its unique blend of chills, music, and heart.
For more than 50 years Roald Dahl's story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has captured imaginations around the world, and now for the first time Broadway audiences are invited to experience Willy Wonka's delightful and semi-dark chocolate world firsthand. Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous — and mysterious — factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka's world of pure imagination. Get ready for chocolate waterfalls, exquisitely nutty squirrels, and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa-Loompas.
The Argentine based, Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the all-male company's work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer-dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxie shoots her lover, Fred, she employs an unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn, to get herself off the hook. But will she be thwarted by double-murderess and headliner Velma Kelly? Or will this gruesome twosome become a sister act?
Chicago features a classic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, including the songs "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Razzle Dazzle." So you better slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes for Chicago on Broadway.
Children ages 4 and under are not permitted in the theater.
NYC's longest running improv company, Chicago City Limits (CCL), opens their 40th season with Hus on First? The MAC award-winning group, described by NY critics as the "funniest show in town," "ingenious and very, very funny," and "the perfect masters of improvisation," bring their newest show, complete with brilliant, improvised scenes and songs, to the East Side, back to the Jan Hus Playhouse where they held court for fourteen years. It's all created in-the-moment, inspired by suggestions from the audience and today's headlines.
The mine collapses. A young miner is expelled from the coal mine in which he works. His only chance to keep working for the mining company is to head for the area of Chiflón del Diablo, known as one of the most dangerous places a miner can work in Chile. Based in part on the story El Chiflón del Diablo by Baldomero Lillo, a distinguished Chilean author, as well as research on the mining town of Lota in Chile, Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón is a hauntingly beautiful, nonvocal marionette work that connects deeply with a broad family audience.
Chix 6 is a modern pop-rock musical about a 25-year-old female comic book artist who learns to love herself and reconnect to her dreams when her own superheroine creations come to life. In collaboration with UNESCO, this production travels the world to engage youth with issues concerning the empowerment of young women.
Chris Gethard: Career Suicide is a new comedy about depression, alcoholism, suicide, and the other funny parts of life. Chris holds nothing back as he dives into his experiences with mental illness, ethically questionable psychiatry, and finding hope in weird places…even northern New Jersey. From devastating lows to manic highs, Chris Gethard: Career Suicide is a painfully honest journey into the mind of one of the most original and exciting comics at work today.
In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by actor John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant's House Museum for the fourth year in a row.
In Blessed Unrest's A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic meets innovative, socially conscious devised theater. The basics — Ebenezer Scrooge's lonely existence and his life-changing decision to enact positive change in the troubled world around him — stay the same. But this adaptation, written by Matt Opatrny, returns to the little-known origins of its source: a political pamphlet titled "An Appeal to the People of England on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child" that Dickens considered writing but never published. Opatrny's play honors Dickens' original intent of examining an unjust socioeconomic system. Under Jessica Burr's direction, A Christmas Carol becomes a raw, physical, and darkly comic story but remains a family-friendly holiday show. Six performers play 37 characters who speak fluent Dickens, wear quirky costumes, and dance to Lady Gaga.
This new adaptation of Dickens' classic holiday favorite is humorous, touching and fast-paced--perfect for the entire family! Enjoy pre-theater dining at one of the CIA's award-winning restaurants for an unforgettable family holiday memory.
A lively musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale! Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by four ghosts: his old business partner Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future. See what happens when he gets a glimpse of his own future if he doesn't change his life. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? Find out by attending this special holiday show with a story so warm it will melt the cold heart of even the grumpiest Scrooge!
The holidays will be heating up when Broadway favorite Ann Harada reprises her role as the sincere and sassy therapist from Avenue Q in Christmas Eve's Holiday Hunkfest, featuring an all-star bevy of Broadway beaus.
The adorably offensive Christmas Eve, played by Harada, will redefine romance through a hilarious cabaret of show tunes and modern hits, joined by some of the hottest hunks on the Great White Way.
Five acrobats catapult and tumble through a strikingly rendered landscape, seascape, and cityscape, grappling defiantly to connect across the walls, fences, and other obstacles that spring up between them. Equal parts high-flying spectacle and trenchant critique, Limits imagines a world in which we soar over the borders that separate us — if we can only keep each other from collapsing. Set to an eclectic live score, this acrobatic exploration of a European Union in flux from Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör (Wear It Like a Crown, Inside Out) sets out to challenge both the limits of the human body and the body politic.
Cirque du Soleil has dazzled audiences the world over, and now it's finally on Broadway with its boldest spectacle ever. Paramour spins the thrilling tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood. Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance, Paramour is a groundbreaking event that will transport you to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.
All gingerbread houses, yummy edible decorations and materials provided by Citarella (and their top Gingerbread architects will be there to lend a hand). You decorate and take your house, leaving the sticky, icky, clean-up to GH.
Corruption! Passion! Betrayal! Scrambled Eggs! Can Jack crack Rhyme Town's stickiest murder, or has he fallen for the wrong dame?
Join private eye Jack B. Nimble as he makes some astonishing discoveries while tracking down the criminal mastermind behind the murder of Councilman Humpty Dumpty. A film-noir style detective story featuring everyone's favorite nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters.
A new work by celebrated experimental playwright Eric Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan.
With the worldwide success of "A Hallelujah Christmas" and their chart-topping Christmas album (We Sing Joy), Cloverton takes the Schimmel stage for two concerts to put you in the Christmas spirit. The four-piece pop-rock group performs classic hymns such as "What Child is This?" and "Joy to the World," and audience favorites "Carol of the Bells" and "A Hallelujah Christmas," among others. You won't want to miss out on this one of a kind Christmas experience.
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.
CoDa (Contemporary Dance Ensemble) is dedicated to the continued development of dance on the campus and larger community by fostering collaboration across artistic and academic disciplines. By integrating the foundational techniques of modern and ballet with contemporary and popular forms of movement, music, and multimedia, we are dedicated to the creation and performance of original work and repertoire by two faculty artistic directors, visiting artists, and students.
This dramatic portrait depicts the artistic relationship between two of the twentieth century's greatest artists. It captures an historic art-world moment as the iconic Pop artist Andy Warhol and the Neo-expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basquiat attempt to navigate the perilous terrain of art and fame while collaborating on a joint series of paintings for their New York City gallery exhibition.
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.
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! This joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new production directed by Tony winner John Doyle.
Cynthia Erivo, who won a 2016 Tony Award for her performance in this show, leads a powerhouse cast in the epic story of a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. Joining her is Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) and Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks in her acclaimed Broadway debut.
It's been called the "Edge of the World." The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it's here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity.
In a heartbeat, the town's population doubled when 38 flights with 6,579 passengers were grounded on its doorstep. The locals put their lives on hold and opened their homes to a world of strangers. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
There is nothing like seeing stand up comedy in person. The electricity and spontaneity of a comedian in front of a live audience is something very special. And there is no better place in New York City to experience the best stand up has to offer than the world famous Comic Strip Live. Nightly performers and special guests hail from NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brian, HBO's Chris Rock Live, FOX's Comic Strip Live, CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, as well as Broadway and Major Motion Pictures.
The heartfelt and poignant two-character drama follows Marianne, a quirky quantum physicist, played by Kate Baldwin, and Roland, a beekeeper, played by Graham Rowat. Their first encounter is seemingly ordinary—crossing paths at a mutual friend's barbeque. Exploring the endless possibilities of their budding romance, the characters create their own multi-verse to see how their relationship would play out if they had chosen fate over chance.
Cost of Living is the story of four very different people in four very different circumstances, each person trying to get by. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires overworked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Martyna Majok's play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies — abled and disabled — meet each other.
This romantic comedy follows Bobby Child, who works as a banker for his overbearing mother but dreams of dancing with the most popular show in New York City, Zangler's Follies. After a failed audition, his mother sends him to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theater. There he meets Polly Baker, who, unbeknownst to him, is the daughter of the theater's owner. She has vowed to get even with Bobby if she ever meets him. Bobby, on the other hand, falls in love with her instantly and then hatches a plan to save the theater.
Live arts, up close. Culturemart is the annual festival of hybrid works-in-progress coming out of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), where process is the focus. Beautifully produced, yet still in development, Culturemart provides a platform for current and often a few former resident artists to blur the boundaries between dance, theater, music, new media, puppetry, and visual art, melding these forms to support their adventurous visions. This year's program will feature 12 workshop performances spanning genres as varied as surreal object-theater, cinematic music-theater, and immersive historical theater.
DakhaBrakha returns, by popular demand, after a sold-out 2016 performance! This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet-to-be released album as well as old favorites. Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha's hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with R&B, jazz, African, and Balkan music.
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway and concert stage star Daniel Reichard is bringing his popular annual New York City holiday show back to the historic music room. Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys and currently tours with the vocal group, "The Midtown Men," will play the iconic jazz club for three consecutive nights.
"Come for the show, stay for the woe" is the motto of the morbid circus at the center of the French puppet company Stereoptik. In this sad circus the catastrophes pile up, one after the other. The trapezist crashes to the ground; the animal trainer is devoured by his lion; the human cannonball never returns from outer space. Luckily, there's a clumsy juggler to breathe a little color into the proceedings.
If the circus is dark, the tone is light. Music and images accompany the action, and the story is laced with poetic moments and a healthy dose of irony. The visual magic of the theater meets the childlike wonder of the circus.
For family audiences.
At a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity and to live passionately. Academy Award-winner Tom Schulman adapts his own screenplay for this much-anticipated production.
James Joyce's novella, The Dead, describes a holiday gathering on January 6,1904 — the Feast of the Epiphany — in the Dublin home of two elderly sisters, Kate and Julia Morkan, and their niece, Mary Jane. At the party are students, friends, a celebrated tenor, a lost alcoholic, and the couple Gabriel and Gretta Conroy. Over the course of an evening, there are conversations, music, dancing, and dining. There are speeches and disagreements — polite and impolite — and when it is all over Gabriel learns something about his wife that changes his sense of who she is and who they are to each other, of what it actually means to be alive and to be dead.
The Dead, 1904 is a new adaptation of Joyce's novella. Audience members attend the Morkan holiday party themselves, move from room to room with the actors, listen to the music, watch the dances, dine on a meal inspired by the menu in the novella, and observe the characters in their interactions. The production takes place in an authentic Victorian mansion, perfectly evoking the atmosphere of the story.
All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. Then tragedy strikes, forcing him into the center of a community controversy. At last he has the chance to become somebody else — somebody who fits in.
Dear Evan Hansen is a new, deeply personal musical about living and lying in the world today. It first opened off-Broadway in a production that received an Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Much of the original cast, including its Obie-winning star, Ben Platt, have transferred with the show to Broadway. Another Obie winner, Steven Levenson, wrote the musical's book; the music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal) directs.
A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick. Dragons roam a flat earth. The last Black man in the whole entire world dies again. And again. Careening through memory and language, Parks explores and explodes archetypes of Black America with piercing insight and raucous comedy. A riotous theatrical event, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World hums with the heartbeat of improvisational jazz.
The show features the coming-of-age story of an all-American small-town sweetheart named Debbie Benton, the captain of her high-school cheerleading team, who dreams of making it to the big time by becoming a Texas Cowgirl Cheerleader. When Debbie receives a letter telling her she has qualified for the professional squad, the only thing that stands between her and the realization of her dream is bus fare to the big city: Dallas. She enlists her teammates to form a company called Teen Services and get jobs to raise money, but when they learn that minimum-wage jobs just don't pay enough, they agree to try their hands at "little favors" performed with enthusiasm by "good girls."
The musical is based on the film of the same name, but without any actual sex or nudity
A DECADE OF SOUL Classic Soul & Motown Revue featuring Prentiss McNeil Of The Drifters & Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne from Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers
A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul".
Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne of the Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Movers" are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!
Ingrid Griffith plays 18 characters in her hilarious, thought-provoking solo show that addresses issues such as immigration, the child left behind, domestic violence, women's rights, celebrating heritage and empowerment.
Dido, a young queen in the midst of building the city of Carthage, is thrown into turmoil when the brave and handsome warrior Aeneas lands on her shores. Initially rejecting his advances, her ever-observing court coaxes her into a relationship with the visitor for their own enjoyment. After a very swift and public romance, the lovers are split by a jealous and conniving Sorceress, driving Dido and all of Carthage to a tragic end.
Broadway. We all know it. We all love it. Distorted Broadway asks and answers the simple question: What if your favorite Broadway shows didn't end up being quite what you expected? What if Avenue Q really turned out to be a ballet about south Brooklyn or if Jersey Boys was about the Jersey Shore? What would Oklahomo, Trannie, The Queen & I, The Book of Morons, or West Village Story be like? And what the heck does "Turn Off The Dark" mean, anyway? Find out in this truly wicked 70-minute, non-stop musical theater tribute, where everything gets twisted -- even the happy ending!
Distorted Diznee is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!
A Dog Story is a new musical comedy about Roland, a career-driven lawyer who thinks he must be married to get the partnership he desperately wants. So he follows the advice of his best buddy and gets a puppy named Cupid, hoping the dog will serve as a chick magnet on his vacation in the Hamptons.
The plan works, maybe a little too well. Roland is thrilled when Cupid leads him to a beautiful businesswoman — not so much when Cupid leads him to a dog trainer more patient with puppies than their owners. But through first dates, angry tangos, and a sudden disappearance, Roland ends up discovering there's more to life when you get a dog.
In the final scene of Henrik Ibsen's 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Then comes a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
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.
The Blues Project is a collaboration between Dorrance Dance, led by the extraordinary choreographer Michelle Dorrance, and award-winning musician and composer Toshi Reagon. The show features some of today's finest tap artists, whose percussive movement becomes a visual and aural conversation with music performed live by Reagon and a band featuring acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and violin.
Michelle Dorrance's dynamic company aims to honor tap dance's uniquely beautiful history in a new and compelling context, not by stripping the form of its tradition, but by pushing it: rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. She is a 2015 MacArthur Fellow, a 2014 Alpert Award Winner, and a 2013 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award Winner.
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!
Master of the Hammond B-3 organ for more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled figure in the soul-jazz movement. Recently honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2017 Jazz Master, the nation's highest award in jazz, he has been featured on more than 70 albums and has performed with a virtual "Who's Who" of the greatest jazz, blues, and R&B giants in the industry. Always ahead of the curve, his unpredictable, insatiable musical taste has led him to record everything from covers of the Beatles, the Stylistics, and the Eurythmics, to tribute albums of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, and Beck.
Lenny wants to get his show on Broadway and he'll do it even if it costs him everything. Can a character from his musical and the girl of his dreams team up to save him from himself?
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
For over 400 years, the Drunk Shakespeare Society has been meeting and drinking. And drinking. And doing Drunk Shakespeare. A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," its members invite audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with an actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare play in one hour. The results are messy, outrageous, and the night devolves into debauchery.
Note: The theater is wheelchair accessible.
Drunkle Vanya is an irreverent and wonderfully tragic take on Chekhov's family "dramedy", adapted and directed by Lori Wolter Hudson. Family game night goes horribly awry, giving you a front row seat for "shots" of all kinds.
Customize your experience by choosing your ticket "class" and enjoying all the perks that come with it. Dine like the Imperial Family at the Tsar's table where you'll enjoy a feast of fine foods, an open bar, and exclusive VIP seating. Join the Aristocracy or Bourgeoisie and see how the other half lives. Or save your rubles and join the other Working Class or Peasants by the bar.
Elephant Gerald is a formally-attired worrywart. Piggie is a perky bundle of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, a musical adaptation of Mo Willems' best-selling children's books, Elephant and Piggie are BFFs. The two sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense, facing fundamental questions like "What do you wear to a fancy costume pool party?" "Should you share your ice cream?" "How can two friends play with one toy?" Assisted by nutty backup singers The Squirrelles, Elephant and Piggie will have you giggling out loud in this romp of a musical!
A musical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel! Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen's most delightful heroines, an effervescent ingénue whose matchmaking mischief inevitably misfires. Obsessed with romance but clueless about her own feelings, Emma navigates the course of true love with a generous heart and an indomitable spirit. A record-breaking success in earlier productions in California, Cincinnati, and St. Louis, this funny, irresistible musical features a glorious score by the Tony Award-nominated composer of Jane Eyre and Daddy Long Legs.
Get ready for a truly original, utterly astonishing night of theater: Once you take your seat, your senses will be engaged in new and breathtaking ways as Simon McBurney leads you deep into the Amazon rainforest. Inspired by real events, The Encounter follows a National Geographic photographer as he finds himself lost in a remote area of Brazil. Complete with innovative aural technology and brilliant storytelling, this is a heart-stopping, riveting, and slyly witty night of theater…an encounter you'll never forget.
An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic, and a well-intentioned simpleton walk into a bar. Deeply flawed and broken, they find their lives entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. The End of Longing is a bittersweet comedy that proves broken people don't have to stay broken.
Could Henrik Ibsen ever have predicted his masterful play An Enemy of the People would be more timely 132 years after its premiere? The play asks searing, fundamental questions: What happens when a democratic majority chooses unwisely? How can we best face the extraordinary challenges coming our way?
With Escaped Alone — a Royal Court Theatre production directed by James Macdonald — acclaimed British playwright Caryl Churchill casts a comically black look at catastrophe. Four richly drawn women chat in a sunny backyard, interrupted by reports of bizarre disasters. Churchill's portrayal of the women, played by Linda Bassett (Mrs. Jarrett), Deborah Findlay (Sally), Kika Markham (Lena), and June Watson (Vi), blends warmth, dry humor, and apocalyptic devastation.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of a flop play, the playwright joins the old gang to reminisce at their former haunt, The Talk House. Most haven't been there, or even seen each other, in years, and the gossip and nostalgia are mixed with questions and accusations. Why does a washed-up old actor keep getting beaten up by his friends? Where does a failed actress-turned-waitress disappear to for months at a time? Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House is a biting, yet affectionate skewering of artists grasping to find their place in a world in which art has no currency and terror has become an accepted part of life.
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns to Signature Theatre for the second production of his residency: the world premiere of Everybody. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, this modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language promises to be just as unique as Gloria, An Octoroon, and the award-winning Signature production of Appropriate.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa Loomer has written a heartwarming comedy about a middle-aged woman who desperately seeks to have a child and runs into all sorts of formidable obstacles. Seth Barrish, director of Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes and Martin Moran's All the Rage, oversees this production.
Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It's a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family — and a reminder that love can tell a million stories.
This groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical by William Finn and James Lapine is back on Broadway for the first time since its original 1992 production. Lapine directs the revival, which features a cast including Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Tony nom.), Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Tony Award), Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Tony nom.), and Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris, Tony nom.).
Fancy Theater Blues! showcases Rick McCabe, an emerging playwright tackling the trials and tribulations of life in theater. Doing all he can to keep his head above water, McCabe is purposelessly hammered down by a tyrant of a girlfriend. To add pain to injury, a mysterious theater critic, Albert Fish, rips McCabe apart in a scathing review of his latest production, Cunt in Blue Paint! The star of the show, seemingly washed up Gorgeous Marty Makers, struggles with confidence and whether or not gaining the approval of another is worth taking someone's life over. Following tragedy, a questionable and quizzical Detective Billy Catskill berates McCabe with questions that no one can seem to find the answers to. By way of spirit, Gorgeous' daughter Lulu, a practicing Satanist, shows McCabe just what it means to fend for one's self and how ultimately, to Hail Satan!
This funny boy-meets-girl musical, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, recently celebrated 20,000 performances in New York City. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a girl, a boy, two fathers, and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to accompany the narrator as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, followed by pain and disillusionment. Ultimately, the boy and girl find their way back home and to one another. The score, which includes "Try to Remember," "They Were You," and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," is as timeless as the story itself.
Note: The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances!
Don't miss one of Broadway's greatest musicals! Fiddler on the Roof will play its final Broadway performance on December 31. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "To Life (L'Chaim!)," "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," and "Tradition," this is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love, and laughter.
Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific and The King and I bring an original and authentic vision to this exhilarating masterpiece. Fiddler on the Roof stars Danny Burstein and Judy Kuhn, and features stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter. Get your tickets today to this thrilling new production of an iconic Broadway tradition.
The groundbreaking 1947 musical Finian's Rainbow follows an Irishman who steals a feisty leprechaun's pot of gold and escapes with his daughter, Sharon, to Missitucky, a mythical region in the United States that is part of the Jim Crow South. The daughter and the sprite each find romance with others, but also encounter bigotry, economic disparity and cultural injustice. The score is spiked with such popular show tunes as "Old Devil Moon," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" and "Look to the Rainbow," plus spicy comic and satiric songs such as "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love," and "When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich."
The Classical Theatre of Harlem returns after a successful run last holiday season with The First Noel, in collaboration with the Apollo. This Harlem-based holiday musical features music that crosses genres—from pop to jazz to gospel — to tell a universal story of love and belonging. This presentation follows three generations of a Harlem family affected by the tragic loss of a loved one. Time is slow to heal this family's wounds until an unexpected visit from Grandma reveals some long-absent Christmas joy. This story is about how a community is healed, one family at a time, as everyday people do extraordinary things to help one another receive the gift of love during the holiday season.
The Norwegian company Grusomhetens will perform the work of Norway's native son Henrik Ibsen when it presents Fjeldfuglen (The Mountain Bird), an 1859 opera with a libretto by Ibsen.
After dazzling audiences in 2015, this thrilling group of dance innovators returns to the Armory with the unquenchable energy and blazing focus of a new art form coming into the world. Characterized by snapping, pausing, bone-breaking, gliding, get-low, hat tricks, and real-time in-body animation, flex street dancing evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up found in dance halls and reggae clubs in Brooklyn. As both a dance and a social revolution, FLEXN Evolution testifies and bears witness to a surging movement in America that cannot be ignored. With power, grace, soul, and sheer exhilaration, flex dancers return to the drill hall with a constantly evolving style and vocabulary that explores love and justice and reflects the urgency demanded by the times. Each performance begins with an onstage conversation exploring the complexities of some of society's most pressing issues. Moderated by Reggie Gray and Peter Sellars; special guests include public figures, social justice advocates, community leaders, and youth.
For All My Girls: A Musical Celebrating the Everyday Diva, is the story of four friends: LaVerne, Cathy, Lisa and Candice. All they want is a fun-filled girls' night out on the town. But, the world won't leave them alone. The night takes many unintended turns that lead the women to do some honest soul-searching about themselves, their lives and each other. For All My Girls features a mix of R & B, Gospel, Rock and Soul music.
Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind...
The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs and sultry confessions to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity.
The cast includes a fistful of NYC's best improvisers and Magnet faculty with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, The Second City, The Onion, Just For Laughs, Story Pirates, NPR and at least one Primetime Emmy loser.
Before the show, audience members may anonymously submit written confessions which the improvisers will use onstage.
Now, doesn't it feel good to get that off your chest?
Take a left at the Texaco on County Road 8, keep right when you pass the barn with the funny roof, and once you start to feel kinda lost, that's how you know you're almost there. It's the town of Cold Lake, bicentennial, and it's time to celebrate. From the ice fishing fleets to Local Artist Linda Klaver's Open Mic Night at Debbie's Bar/Bait Shop, this is their year and gosh darn if they're not gonna shine.
Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy, The Front Page, is now on Broadway.
The press room of Chicago's Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson (John Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor, Walter Burns (Nathan Lane), conspire to hide the man from the other reporters while the two of them chase the biggest scoop of their careers.
In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O'Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend, newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. Raw, surprising, and funny, this world premiere from the fast-rising author of Kill Floor is about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment.
The Public Theater presents a marathon performance of the new, critically acclaimed three-play cycle by Tony Award-winning playwright and director Richard Nelson (The Apple Family Plays). The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family follows an extraordinary, imperfect American family in real time, tracking their lives throughout this turbulent election year. History, money, politics, art, and culture are all on the table in this moving trilogy about a family celebrating, remembering, and waiting for the world to change.
Note: Each of the three plays in this cycle has a running time of one hour and 45 minutes with no intermission. There are breaks between plays, however.
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.
A woman's abusive boyfriend leaves, and her recovery leads her to find hope in unconventional places. Like competitive karaoke. Foul-mouthed ballet. Or pie mutilation.
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!
Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray) takes the stage as Beau, an expat pianist living in London. At the dawn of the internet dating revolution, Beau meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life.
A moving, funny love story that reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the gay rights movement, Gently Down the Stream celebrates and mourns the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage, and the right to dream. Tony award nominee Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot / No Man's Land) directs the world premiere of this play by Martin Sherman (The Boy From Oz), a contemporary playwright of enormous influence and fellow Tony nominee.
Celebrate the joy and wonder of the holidays with George Balanchine's The Nutcracker as Tschaikovsky's iconic score whisks you away on a heartwarming adventure through the eyes of the pint-sized heroine Marie on her journey to a fantastical land made entirely of candy.
Sally Field and Joe Mantello star in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway.
The Glass Menagerie is the play that brought a brilliant young writer named Tennessee Williams to national attention and, in his own words, "changed my life irrevocably" when it premiered on Broadway in 1945. More than 70 years later, Williams' most personal work for the stage continues to captivate and overwhelm audiences around the world.
DCINY presents the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performing works of Wagner, Mahler, Marquez and others. Dr. Lee Nelson transports the Carnegie Hall audience with Randall Thompson's The Testament of Freedom and Francis Poulenc's Gloria to be conducted by Dr. Erin Freeman; both works to feature the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.
God of Vengeance tells the wrenching story of a brothel owner's attempt to marry off his daughter. He wants her to lead a dignified, religious life, but the world of sin she grew up in draws her back. This groundbreaking drama featured the first lesbian kiss on Broadway when it premiered in 1923.
This revival is directed by Tony nominee Eleanor Reissa and presented by New Yiddish Rep, a company that stages plays in Yiddish for diverse audiences, especially non-Yiddish speakers. Its 2015 production of Death of a Salesman received two Drama Desk nominations and praise for illuminating a classic by performing it in Yiddish. God of Vengeance is performed in Yiddish with English supertitles.
Helen of Troy as a bored housewife? Ulysses as a dashing hero of the Spanish-American War? The whimsical and toweringly ambitious 1954 musical The Golden Apple does all that and more, reshaping the myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey into an all-American fable that conjures up the days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot air balloons. Despite its brief run, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' "opera for Broadway" was hailed by critics and introduced the classic torch song "Lazy Afternoon."
This fantasy memoir chronicles the mysterious life of Edward Gorey, an artist and writer with a genius for the macabre. In a piercing, funny, and lyrical blend of fact and fantasy, Gorey: The Secret Lives of Edward Gorey moves cinematically forward and backward through 50 years of his life. The enigmatic Gorey is embodied by three different actors — Andrew Dawson (Acts of Love), Phil Gillen (Drunk Shakespeare), and Aidan Sank (Peter and the Starcatcher, Reg.) — who converse with their younger and older selves. With the help of director and playwright Travis Russ, they bring to light Gorey's dark imagination and personal demons, as well as the loneliness of creative genius.
A satirical and eccentric aesthete, Edward Gorey (1925 – 2000) enraptured readers with his subversive yet delightful drawings and his cryptic children's stories dealing with death, love, and oddity. He also illustrated works of other writers, including Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, John Updike, Virginia Woolf, and Bram Stoker. Gorey's designs for the 1977 Broadway production of Dracula starring Frank Langella earned him a Tony Award for Best Costume Design and a nomination for Best Set Design. His iconic animations for the opening theme of the PBS show Mystery! in 1980 are still used on Masterpiece Mystery today. Gorey's influence also endures in the work of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket, and Neil Gaiman.
Presented by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and producer Gary Beeber, Gotham Burlesque is an exciting evening of song, dance, tricks and visual treats will feature a different cast at each performance, offering a wide range of live entertainments from around the globe.
Jeff Talbott's new play looks into the life of Baylen — an honest, hardworking gravedigger who sweats and bleeds to support his small family. He has it all in his hands: love, death, and dirt. But when society begins to crush him, which one will he hold on to?
Based on the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day tells the story of Phil Connors. Phil is a cynical TV weatherman sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. There he gets caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day again and again…and again. As each day plays out exactly the same as before, Phil becomes increasingly despondent, but is there a lesson to be learned through his experiences? If so, will he ever unlock the secret and break the cycle?
This new musical is a collaboration between Danny Rubin, who wrote the story on which the movie was based, and seven of the creators of Matilda The Musical. They include director Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, and choreographer Peter Darling. After first emerging into the light at London's Old Vic Theatre, the show has now popped up on Broadway.
Windmill Theatre Co (Pinocchio) returns with Grug and the Rainbow, an all-new colorful tale based on Ted Prior's celebrated series of picture books. Grug, with the help of his friends Cara the carpet snake and Snoot the echidna, sets off on a quest to capture a rainbow that he can call his very own. Set to the musical musings of DJ TR!P (Plop!) and featuring playful puppetry and imaginative storytelling, Grug and his mates embark on a fun-filled adventure, landing themselves in a host of hilarious situations.
Tribute Center Walking Tour Guides are 9/11 survivors, workers who assisted in the recovery efforts, lower Manhattan residents, or family members that lost loved ones. The tour includes a brief history of the World Trade Center, the attacks and the aftermath of 9/11. Each tour offers unique personal experiences of survival, loss and healing and ends in discussion of the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center. Please note: on inclement weather days, the tours go into the World Financial Center, looking into the 9/11 Memorial, and passes to the 9/11 Memorial are distributed after the tour concludes.
Written in 1921 by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill, this iconic American drama is a searing social commentary on the divide between the rich and poor in the industrial age. The timeless story of class and identity is reimagined in a production by visionary director Richard Jones, whose acclaimed staging for The Old Vic has been boldly reimagined for the Park Avenue Armory's soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall.
Tony-nominated actor Bobby Cannavale stars as Yank, the laborer searching for a sense of belonging and individual identity within a society dominated by the elite. His journey from the bowels of a transatlantic ocean liner to the wealthy neighborhoods of New York literally revolves around the audience like the conveyer belt of a large machine, in a design by Stewart Laing that mirrors the industrial backdrop of the play on an epic scale. The production challenges audiences to confront capitalism and inequality, providing a contemporary rallying cry addressed as much to our own gilded age as to O'Neill's.
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes Hamilton, a musical about a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has given words and music to the story of an unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind who went from being a bastard orphan to George Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury Department secretary who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and Aaron Burr, lifelong friend and foe of Hamilton, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Messiah's dazzling solos, instrumental fireworks, and glorious choral writing have made it the quintessential New York Philharmonic holiday tradition. Come experience the beauty and joy of this masterpiece as Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts.
Visual artist and activist Ai Weiwei and Pritzker Prize-winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron collaborate on a new site-specific commission that leverages both the vast scale of the Park Avenue Armory's drill hall and its history as a public meeting space. Exploring the meaning of public space in our surveillance-laden world, the installation references the story of Hansel and Gretel, in which children lose their way and feel a sense of menace in a space they know and trust. The artists take advantage of the architecture of the drill hall — its openness and 80-foot height — to create a disconcerting environment with an unexpected entrance wherein every movement is tracked and surveyed by drones and communicated to an unknown public. Accompanying this installation will be talks and programs by artists, philosophers, and activists.
Hansel & Gretel builds on a legacy of over 15 years of collaboration among Weiwei, Herzog, and de Meuron, who have worked together on such design projects as the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and the National Stadium in Beijing, created for the 2008 Summer Olympics and nicknamed the "Bird's Nest" for its façade of interwoven steel.
Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Buried up to her waist and sinking into the earth, Winnie is one of modern drama's fundamental female roles: an endlessly fascinating spirit of buoyant resourcefulness and unassuming grace in the face of inevitable oblivion. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, compassionate and ferocious, this extraordinary Happy Days is directed by James Bundy, artistic director of Yale Repertory Theater, where this production originated.
Mark Morris Dance Group's beloved retro-modern reimagining of The Nutcracker comes back to BAM for the holidays. A cascade of wit and wintry beauty, this lavish, gender-bent love letter to the classic transplants E.T.A. Hoffmann's original story from the straight-laced 1890s to the swinging 70s, with raucous parties, dancing G.I. Joes, whimsical costumes, and a Waltz of the Snowflakes like no other. Based on the comic book art of Charles Burns and featuring Tchaikovsky's complete original score, performed live by the 53-piece MMDG Music Ensemble, Morris' lyrical, modern retelling playfully preserves the warm spirit of an essential holiday tradition.
Amid the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie (Mary-Louise Parker) spots Alex (Denis Arndt), a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive), Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
Bette Midler returns to Broadway in one of the theater's most cherished musicals when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! David Hyde Pierce also stars.
Based on Thornton Wilder's farce The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! caused an instant sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 1964, winning a record-shattering 10 Tony Awards and breaking the record for Broadway's longest-running show. Directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and featuring choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, this new Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director and choreographer Gower Champion, still considered one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
An Off Off Broadway Show in which an interactive Cast of incredible Talent will motivate you to MOVE as you combine your Workout Time with your Party time led by fitness Guru and recording artist Marina Kamen AKA MARINA.
A play reading series that sheds light on the talents of playwrights of Middle-Eastern descent.
Tuesday, December 26: Dead Are My People by Ismail Khalidi
Tuesday, November 15: Fireworks by Dalia Taha
Tuesday, December 13: Noura by Heather Raffo
Award Winning Colombian Dance Company Cali Salsa Pal' Mundo will join us in an exploration of salsa. A genre that for decades has been embraced throughout the world and which continues to enchant audiences with its intoxicating rhythm and mesmerizing moves. Let's go back to the beginning and dance our way to the present with the The History of Salsa.
Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down at his farmhouse in Connecticut. He quickly discovers life isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the 4th of July. But when Jim's best friend, Ted, tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?
"Love is love" – but is navigating it any less complicated today? What does it mean to be in a committed relationship? Is monogamy just monotony? Told through interweaving glimpses into the life of an everyday couple unexpectedly confronted by a vicious crime, Homos, Or Everyone In America is a fearless, funny, heart-on- its-sleeve examination of the moments that can bring two people together – or pull them apart.
Federico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is the story of a tyrannical mother who dominates her five unmarried daughters - all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. This repressed environment leads to an explosion of hatred, jealousy, despair and passion - and tragic consequences.
A holiday-flavored entertainment extravaganza of festive intergalactic fantasies, LIVE and IN 3D! This year we bring you home for the holidays on a quest discover the true meaning of Xmas.... Bigger, Brighter and more festive than anything ever put into the atmosphere.
At a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey, two married couples discuss a younger acquaintance — a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat. Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year's Eve party, which alters the course of their lives. How to Transcend a Happy Marriage asks: How much love can a twosome contain? What are the limits of friendship, and what happens when parents who have forgotten their own wildness have a wild rumpus all their own?
The angst, anguish, and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed — then shoved — into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle prewar duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic.
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Play!
The Hummm explores the soundscape of Chekhov's Three Sisters and selected short stories. Based on the belief that vibration carries meaning, the piece uses sound as the driving force to unpack the subtlety and musicality of Chekhov's most lonely women.
Featuring four actresses, the show is set in a post-apocalyptic future where all the military men have died and only the women remain. Humming, whining, whispering, clamoring — this show wraps the audience in a 'Chekhovian polyphony,' where the chords are made of ecstasy, anguish, and perpetual disillusion. Incorporating a wide range of music and media, featuring a live DJ, and intensified by stylistic choreography, The Hummm creates an unprecedented aural and visual experience of the Three Sisters.
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.
Based on a true story, I'm A New Yorker chronicles the comic and tragic tale of a small town girl from Massachusetts who moves to New York City. Searching for the true meaning of what it is to be a New Yorker, she finds herself fascinated by the small things NY has to offer, such as the first time bliss of being introduced to a bagel with cream cheese and lox, ultimately she falls for and marries a charming, but certifiable nut-job. I'm A New Yorker features songs by Ian Finkel, Alan Menken, Carlos Elita Almaran and Shelton Brooks. Ms. Allen will be accompanied by Joel Martin on piano.
In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer reunites with his two sisters for a celebration of their father's 75th birthday. All deeply invested in their own versions of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael's controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate — with biting humor and razor-sharp insight — how much of the past they're willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.
If I Forget is a sharply funny, unflinchingly honest new play about the stories we choose to believe, the compromises we can't avoid, and the hurt only our nearest and dearest can inflict.
Featuring world-class illusionists handpicked from across the globe, Broadway's smash hit The Illusionists returns to New York City with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. The Illusionists — Turn of the Century is centered in a time when conjurers were the true rock stars of the day. Showcasing the origins of some of the greatest and most dangerous illusions ever built, the show also unveils never-before-seen experiments drawn from a treasure trove of long-forgotten mysteries.
Audiences are invited to discover firsthand the spectacles that transformed stage entertainment over 100 years ago with a cast of famous magicians playing incredible characters, each of whom embodies a magical great of the past.
Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring audiences a story of adventure and romance told through dance. The dancing ranges from contemporary to hip-hop to Latin to breaking, but all of it incorporates the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, interactive games, and high-tech effects, iLuminate delivers a unique dancing-in-the-dark event.
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.
It's the morning after Scrooge's spectral visits, and our hero is determined to celebrate Christmas by throwing a party "just like old Fezziwig!" However, he realizes he has no idea how to go about the thing, and the libations prove particularly puzzling. Summoning Marley back for some additional help, they depart on another trip through time and space – with acapella accompaniment! – to mix cocktails past, present, and future under the expert tutelage of three Christmas Spirits. As Scrooge learns about each cocktail, you get to drink it!
Immortal Chi is a fusion of Chinese martial arts and acrobatics, accompanied by an all-female percussion ensemble. Expect adrenalin-fueled stunts, traditional weaponry, feats of human endurance, and stunning costumes. This feast for the senses brings the ancient traditions and rich theatrical history of China to life with a rousing 21st-century twist.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
Featuring an a cappella score from the talents behind Frozen and Pitch Perfect, In Transit is a new musical about the modern world, bringing to life a tapestry of people and music in the city that never sleeps…or stands still. Inspired by the vibrant rhythms of life on the subway, In Transit follows the intertwining lives of 11 New Yorkers, all hoping to catch the express train to success, love, and happiness — and their stops along the way.
Indecent is a deeply moving play inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance — a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
It wouldn't be the holiday season without the cross-cultural ebb and flow of our favorite annual celebration of world music, dance, and storytelling. Featuring Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, and a cast of America's top Irish and world musicians, our Winter Solstice Celebration is guaranteed to fill your hearts with cheer.
This year, Winter Solstice welcomes MacDara Vallely to direct a ritual performance inspired by the old Celtic quarter festivals of the winter solstice, combining mumming, poetry, drama, song, and dance from Ireland, England and the Caribbean islands.
Israeli Chamber Project members share a passion of music-making and deep connection with the musical culture of Israel. Acclaimed in performances around the world, they devise programs combining beloved masterworks with lesser-known gems, and music by Israeli composers. Their first BPAC season includes two diverse programs for strings, winds, and piano. In the fall, Khachaturian's combination of Eastern and Western influences shares an evening with Erwin Schulhoff's dazzling Duo for Violin and Cello, Israeli Gilad Hochman's Slightly Disturbed, and Brahm's well-love Clarinet Trio. In the spring, violist Paul Neubauer is ICP's guest in a program framed by two energetic piano quartets written a century apart. Mozart's lyrical 2nd Piano Quartet and Richard Strauss' impassioned and rarely played work, written when he was just nineteen years old.
The beloved holiday production returns to Shakespeare & Company, with its live sound effects and rapid character changes. Follow George Bailey as he discovers the value of this wonderful life, guided by "angel, second-class" Clarence, on his own quest to earn his wings.
SubCulture is pleased to announce a new, monthly concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown.
Each unique performance incorporates an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development.
Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony® nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men, one a doctor, passionate and romantic, and the other, a terrifying madman, and two women, one beautiful and trusting and the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, "This is the Moment," "Someone Like You" and "A New Life."
Jersey Boys is the Broadway musical based on the life of Frankie Valli and the other members of The Four Seasons: Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. The show tells the story of these blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds, and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30 years old. Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," among others.
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical!
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.
CHRISTMAS MOURNING gives audiences a look at the holiday season through the jaded eyes of two off-kilter perfomers. Featuring new original songs, inventive covers and off-color comedy from Jinkx and Major, CHRISTMAS MOURNING is a wistful look back to a simpler time -- before people were mauled during Black Friday sales, no one cared about the carbs in egg nog, and there was still Christ in Christmas. Happy holidays!
Only one of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's plays in his masterful American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway — until now. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss' son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed, and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. Manhattan Theatre Club has a long history of coproducing works by this legendary playwright — King Hedley II, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson — and is proud to produce the Broadway debut of Jitney.
Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. Golden Globe, Grammy, and Oscar winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads and creator of Here Lies Love, explores the rise of Joan of Arc with a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert. Directed by Golden Globe winner Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Joan of Arc: Into the Fire is a new show about challenging the powerful and believing in the impossible.
José Maya performs his newest work Latente: A Flamenco Journey, in its New York debut, a journey that takes the audience to the deepest realms of a Gypsy flamenco dancer's soul. Choreographed by José Maya, this program follows him on a quest of self-discovery while an ancestral spirit guides him in this search to freedom and understanding. Maya will be joined by legendary Gypsy singer Juana la del Pipa, powerhouse vocalists José Valencia and Manuel Tañé, and celebrated guitarist El Perla.
All Aboard the Bipolar Express! TRIGGER WARNING!!! Justin Vivian Bond and band (Matt Ray, Claudia Chopek and NathAnn Carrera) are on the holiday spectrum and are about to go off the rails, where will they land? Whether it is crack alley or hobo heaven you are guaranteed to see stars! Don't forget to take you meds!
One of Iran's most beloved artists and the preeminent ambassador of Persian music, Kayhan Kalhor is a master of the kamancheh, a spiked fiddle. Known for his improvisations, compositions, and collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider, the Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, the Ghazal Ensemble, and many orchestras around the world, Kayhan has popularized Persian music in the West and is a creative force in today's international music scene. Guest artists to be announced!
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a sixth year of Keith Michael's The Nutcracker, an enchanting holiday ballet. From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael, set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, and costumes by Metropolitan Opera's Resident Costume Designer Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan. This one-hour ballet is perfect for ages 3 and up!
Seventeen-year-old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.
Kid Victory is the latest collaboration between composer John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago) and playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem). Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed, winner of a Susan Stroman Directing Award) directs this musical about breaking out and breaking through.
Kidnap Road by Catherine Filloux is a two-person theatrical imagining of the captivity of former Colombian senator and anticorruption activist Íngrid Betancourt.
Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they're each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?
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!
A one-night only benefit concert reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase.
In Cole Porter's sparkling 1948 musical, the warring lovers of The Taming of the Shrew are causing trouble both onstage and off. While putting on a musical version of Shakespeare's play, exes Fred Graham and Lili Vanessi can't decide if they're enraged, enamored, or enormously confused whenever they cross paths out of character.
Throw in some mistaken identity, a pair of surprisingly eloquent gangsters, and a whole lot of romantic entanglements, and what you get is Kiss Me, Kate -- a dazzling classic that earned the first-ever Tony award for Best Musical.
Also stars Robert Fairchild, Heléne Yorke, Chuck Cooper, Richard Kind, Norm Lewis, and John Pankow.
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!
Since 1986 Kusika has thrived as a place for students, faculty, and artists interested in the study and performance of traditions, concepts, and material from Africa and the diaspora. We are a community that shares a repertoire of traditions in dance, music, and storytelling that embraces the innovations characteristic of the global impact of the African continent.
Our work also reflects the challenges African peoples face. Our recent studies include material from the countries of Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Zimbabwe, and Haiti.
Zambezi has come a long way since 1992. The group plays traditional music from Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Africa in general, and is moving toward hybridity. Zambezi's musical depth has been enhanced by the quality of musicianship brought in by the students. Our orchestration includes brass, woodwinds, strings, and additional percussion, making the music richer.
Feeling Good is a peek through song into the life of Tony winner LaChanze. It previewed at Joe's Pub in 2014 and has been reworked to include original music as well as new arrangements starting with the title song, arranged by Michael Olatuja.
Two musical tales of Jewish humor and heartbreak. The evening of opera begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser, Seymour Barab's raucous, off-color opera vaudeville From Oy to Vey. Following this curtain raiser is Lady of The Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor. Lissa Moira directs a cast of five, including Darcy Dunn, Douglas McDonnell, James Parks, Bennett Pologe, and Amanda Yachechak.
From Oy to Vey is a 20-minute raucous off-color opera vaudeville curtain raiser of five select pieces from the larger work by Seymour Barab.
Lady of The Castle is set in 1947 after the Holocaust. Is there a young Jewish girl still hidden in the old castle? Based on a true story and Lea Goldberg's Israeli play, Lady of the Castle is a chamber opera about illusion, reality, love, betrayal, death and hope. Originally commissioned and presented by Theater for the New City in 1982.
Stephen Adly Guirgis' play The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, directed by Estelle Parsons and performed by members of the Actors Studio, will be revived as part of the Studio's 70th anniversary celebration.
Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son — and the rest of us — on the buried history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth and recovering from the past.
Spurred by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent, uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, directs this incendiary new show from one the most provocatively hilarious satirists in American theater.
Laugh and a Draft is a free stand-up comedy show featuring talented up and coming comedians hosted, produced, and booked by Jared Wilder at Flannery's Bar.
Laugh and a Draft is a comedy-variety show produced and hosted by Jared Wilder through SomethinWilder Productions featuring the best up and coming talent in New York.
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos' novel of sex, intrigue, and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world. About 200 years later, in 1985, Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation became an award-winning sensation in London's West End and on Broadway, followed by the Academy Award-winning film Dangerous Liaisons starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Now Les Liaisons Dangereuses returns to the stage in a production from director Josie Rourke. After a sold-out engagement at London's Donmar Warehouse and an Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival, the show has come to Broadway. The production stars Tony Award winners Liev Schreiber (Glengarry Glen Ross) and Janet McTeer (A Doll's House).
The Liar is a 17th-century farce of mistaken identity and secrets. The charming Dorante cannot tell the truth, while his manservant cannot lie.
Adapted by Tony nominee David Ives (Venus in Fur) from a play by Pierre Corneille, The Liar is the sixth production in a collaboration between Ives and Classic Stage Company, a group dedicated to reimagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. Michael Kahn (Showboat), another Tony nominee and member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame, directs.
In celebration of John Kander's 90th birthday, The New York Pops brings to life his five-decade partnership with Fred Ebb with songs from their hit Broadway shows including Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Scottsboro Boys, and Chicago.
Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye, the now-forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, 40-year love story spins. From the minds of celebrated playmaking company The Debate Society, The Light Years is an epic yet intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future — and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention.
Linda Wilde has it all. She's an award-winning senior executive as well as a busy wife and mother. But when she pitches a revolutionary concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age, she finds herself fighting for her own relevance as every part of her carefully considered life starts to show cracks. Manhattan Theatre Club presents this timely, moving, and fiercely funny new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization) in its American premiere, directed by MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow.
Jacqueline Wade (prouder at Women of Color Films) reimagines this staple of New York City's downtown theater scene, featuring a cast that reflects the diversity of New York. LINE, the longest-running play in Manhattan and the longest-running Off-Off-Broadway show [ever], now has a 21st Century twist. A predominantly African-American, multi-racial cast gives new meaning to Israel Horovitz's ageless parable. Ms. Wade will also host workshops and talk-backs on the issues brought up in this absurdist masterpiece.
Based on the 1994 Disney film, The Lion King continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. With a powerful score by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, The Lion King amazes with astounding stage wizardry from visionary director Julie Taymor. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna. Experience the stunning visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon — one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life onstage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, The Lion King has found its way into the hearts of millions.
The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants, and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that love is the deepest magic of all.
Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today.
In a first for Manhattan Theatre Club, Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will alternate between the roles of Regina and Birdie, both members of a strong-willed, aristocratic Southern family. The actresses will play the characters in repertory, appearing opposite each other at each performance.
A romantic fun evening of live cabaret music combining old-style romance with contemporary pop at New York City's top cabaret venue, The Metropolitan Room. Suzanna Ross will be singing American jazz standards, several French classics, movie score favorites, pop (1960s and modern) from the lists of Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Sting, Michel Legrand, Edith Piaf, Francoise Hardy and more.
The OBIE Award-Winning Little Theatre—a more-or-less monthly presentation of new theatre, dance, performance & media, more-or-less curated by Frank Boudreaux, Normandy Raven Sherwood, Katie Rose McLaughlin, James Allister Sprang & Jeffrey M. Jones—continues its sixteenth season.
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.
Originally produced by the Barrow Group in 1994, Lonely Planet tells the story of Jody, a forty year old shop owner who has become a shut in and his younger friend Carl, a caretaker who has to convince him that not only is it ok to leave the shop, he must do so to take responsibility for his life. First, Jody has to come to terms with the fact that his community is being decimated by the AIDS virus and he must be tested before he becomes a casualty as well.
New York's undisputed queen of the underground, Penny Arcade, is back in the City after touring Europe and Australia with Longing Lasts Longer, "a rampage through opinions and themes garnered over four decades spent perched on society's edge."(The Australian) Blending her signature stand-up comedy and memoir with a live mixed soundtrack, Arcade critiques the suburbanization of New York City, turning the Big Apple into the Big Cupcake, and the city that never sleeps into the city that can't wake up. She mourns "the good old days" and celebrates the city's remaining dark corners and the spirit of individuality that still draws people to New York.
A playwright invites us along as he returns to his high school gymnatorium on the night before it's to be torn down, to examine and reimagine the lives that were touched in some way by the building — especially those involved in the school's many past productions of Our Town. Equal parts earnest love letter and meta dissection of Thornton Wilder's masterpiece, Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of Our Town takes the awkward and the cringe-worthy, the hilarious and the tragic, the ordinary and the extraordinary, and explores what it means to be human today.
An honest U.S. senator travels to Louisiana to investigate corruption in the Louisiana Purchase Company. The company's lawyer attempts to divert him via the attentions of two beautiful women, but the senator maintains his integrity and ends up marrying one of them.
Louisiana Purchase is a 1940 musical by Irving Berlin. Set in New Orleans, it satirizes then-Louisiana governor Huey Long.
The piece uncovers a love tangle between the Western goddess Demeter—frozen in eternal springtime—and Persephone—her restless daughter—who wanders away from the Motherland. Somewhere in No Man's Land she encounters the Eastern god, Shiva—intense and mysterious—and is immediately attracted to his exotic 'otherness.'
Persephone and Shiva hunger for connection, but Demeter, disguised as the Eastern goddess Dhumavati—the beholder of smoke—infects their meeting. They descend into the Underworld where they undergo the death of false dreams, as Persephone morphs into the Eastern goddess Kali—ruler of creation and destruction—and Shiva into Hades—king of the Underworld.
All three are finally released into their full humanity through the experience of love, and emerge from the depths transformed and transfigured.
Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore is an assortment of stories based on Ilene Beckerman's autobiography and recollections of the Ephrons and their friends. It was all the rage when it debuted, going on to bag the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. Not only that — the show stayed in style, running for three years off-Broadway and catching on internationally. Now 92Y and Daryl Roth have reunited a stunning cast to fashion a one-night reading out of this funny and touching piece.
It's the late 1960s in a north London flat, and Henry is excitedly anticipating the arrival of his date, Sandra. The night changes course when Sandra and Henry's brother Kenneth quickly realize how much they have in common—their love of Rock and Roll and their love of marijuana, for starters. A fiery relationship is sparked in the haze of the 60s, and charred by today's brutal realities. Fast forward twenty-three years, and the economy and politics of an ever-changing world are wearing on the marriage of this baby boomer couple. Can they remain faithful to each other while trying to provide a loving and supportive home for their children—children who are growing up in a time when the next generation is not always provided for? Spanning more than four decades, this dark comedy is the story of what happens when the free-loving teens of the 60s face the harsh realities of today's world. From passion to paranoia, Love, Love, Love takes on the baby boomer generation as it retires, and finds it full of trouble.
This is a gripping tale of the young, ambitious South Korean filmmaker Sin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee, who met and fell in love in 1950s post-war Korea. In the 70s, after reaching the top of Korean society following a string of successful films, Choi was kidnapped in Hong Kong by North Korean agents and taken to meet his biggest fan, Kim Hon-il. While searching for Choi, Shin also was kidnapped! The couple was reunited by the movie-obsessed Kim, who declared them his personal filmmakers. Through the words of Choi, their family, associates and US intelligence personnel, you will follow the bizarre slavery of this couple as they rediscover their love and secretly gather evidence of the dictator's crimes.
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.
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents an all-new celebration of Chinese culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The festive, family-friendly event will showcase thrilling choreography inspired by shadow puppetry, Peking Opera performers in dazzling costumes, live music performed by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, and a traditional Chinese marketplace.
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performs an all-new celebration of Chinese arts commemorating the Year of the Rooster, cousin to the mythical Phoenix, whose song awakens the world each morning and whose confidence and loyalty are well regarded. Delightful red lions, golden dragons, and white peacocks frolic and play to the exotic sounds of traditional instruments, while graceful dancers and astounding acrobats showcase the rich culture of one of Brooklyn's most vibrant communities.
A virtually uncut and briskly paced presentation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by The Seeing Place's Artistic Director, Brandon Walker.
In a city with millions of things to see and do, there is only one place where every day over 220 world-famous celebrities provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Become a star at Madame Tussauds New York with over 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square. Gossip with Hollywood's hottest celebrities, give an earful to world leaders, or take your photo with historical icons. Get up close with Justin Bieber, Diddy, Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, and so many more.
NEW this year is Marvel Super Heroes 4D! Step inside the top secret command center to unlock your powers alongside the Hulk, Spider-Man and more. Pass their tests and advance to the thrilling finale, the Marvel Superheroes Cinema 4D Experience. Don't miss this all new interactive adventure!
A darkly comedic puppet musical inspired by actual events, Made in China is a fantastical exploration of human rights, consumerism, and morality, as told through the unlikely love story between an odd middle-aged American woman and her Chinese expat neighbor. Made in China features 30 puppets, seven puppeteers, music inspired by both American and Chinese traditions, and animated video.
The Made-Up Musical sings and dances its way onto the Magnet Theater stage with a one of a kind musical comedy every week! After an interview with an audience member, the cast weaves together a full one-act musical, complete with all the songs, trappings and melodrama you'd expect from our friends on Broadway.
"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines," begins the story of Madeline. This holiday season will be unlike any other for Madeline and her friends who get a holiday adventure beyond their wildest dreams.
Ring in the holidays with The New York Pops and friends in a concert featuring festive classics and a few surprises.
Sometimes even the most devout can lose their faith. When Ken, a middle-aged man from Nebraska, suddenly finds he's lost his — along with his sense of purpose — he goes on a wild adventure to find it. Along the way he encounters a world vastly different from his own, filled with chance meetings and romantic encounters that shake him to the core. From the playwright of August: Osage County comes a fascinating exploration of what happens when we lose our belief system and of the characters that enter our lives on the path to a meaningful existence.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, and comprising performers drawn primarily from the city's townships, the Isango Ensemble has garnered international acclaim for its musical, theatricalized adaptations of classic works. With A Man of Good Hope, the company draws inspiration from a contemporary work whose subject matter hits close to home. In a coproduction with the Young Vic — which partnered with Isango on 2014's Olivier Award-winning The Magic Flute — the company adapts for the stage South African native Johnny Steinberg's 2015 book about a Somali refugee's journey from Mogadishu to Johannesburg and finally to the United States. Driven by Isango's powerhouse vocals and signature marimba, the resulting work is a clear-eyed portrait of the compromises and resilience necessary for survival. This ensemble effort transforms a single man's story into an expansive African epic.
Inspired by the tradition of artist manifestos, Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto is a collage of artistic declarations of the 20th century, reinterpreted as poetic monologues that provoke timeless questions about the artist's role in society. The 13 scenes that compose Manifesto draw on manifestos of more than 50 artists from the past century. The material is woven together into dramatic soliloquies that highlight specific movements or schools of thought. The texts are brought to life by Cate Blanchett, who embodies 13 different roles in a kaleidoscopic series of characterizations ranging from a funeral orator to a TV anchorwoman to a corporate CEO to a homeless man. Projected simultaneously on adjacent screens in a site-specific presentation for the Park Avenue Armory's drill hall, the text and images blend together in a highly theatrical cinematic installation that recaptures the defiant spirit of its source material for a contemporary audience.
A trial in the afterlife, with the Devil as prosecutor. In the new play Martin Luther on Trial, Luther's beloved wife Katarina defends him as witnesses including Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, St. Paul, Pope Francis, and Martin Luther King Jr. take the stand. Even as 2017 marks 500 years since Luther ignited the Protestant Revolt against Rome, he continues to spark intense debate. You be the judge in this witty, provocative exploration of one of history's most explosive personalities and the religious and political controversies he unleashed.
Estranged sisters Lee and Bessie have never seen eye to eye. Lee is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Bessie's got her hands full with their elderly father and his soap opera-obsessed sister. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, the two women reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee's good intentions and wig-styling skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere...or at least keep him from burning her house down? Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World? Exploring an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion, and a dose of wonderfully absurd humor, Marvin's Room is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally.
Celebrate the holiday season with Mary Poppins! Based on the classic Disney film, this is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Featuring an irresistible story, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as the Academy Award-winning "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Feed the Birds," "Step in Time" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," audiences will have a "Jolly Holiday" with Mary and discover a world where "Anything Can Happen" if you let it.
In a small tea shop in South Africa, two black men and a young white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe. Winner of the Drama Desk and London Evening Standard Awards for Best Play, "Master Harold" ... and the boys reveals the profound personal consequences of oppression.
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) – founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw – will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season.
Following this past season's successful partnership with New York City Center, MasterVoices is pleased to return there for the New York premiere of 27. A new English translation of the St. John Passion and the first major revival of Babes in Toyland in New York City in over 85 years will be performed at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical!
Based on the 1988 children's novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl, Matilda: The Musical charts the journey of the young, gifted Matilda Wormwood. Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life for herself, she dares to take a stand against these oppressive forces and takes her destiny into her own hands.
With a book by Dennis Kelly and a score by Tim Minchin, Matilda won a record-breaking seven 2012 Olivier Awards, including Best Musical, after making its West End premiere with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) helms the Broadway production.
A limited number of $32 seats will be available each day via MatildaLottery.com. Entries can be submitted the day of the preferred performance, by 11am for matinees or by 3pm for evening performances. Entrants may choose to be notified of winning via email or text, and winners may claim up to two tickets, which will be held for purchase at the box office.
In addition, the production will newly offer a limited number of $27 general rush tickets at the opening of the box office each day.
For both lottery and rush, there will be a limit of two tickets per customer. Cash or credit will be accepted for all lottery and rush tickets, which are non-transferable and may be purchased at the box office only with valid photo ID. Seat locations will vary based on availability and may be partial view.
In this tale of irrepressible lust, impossible purity, and infuriating hypocrisy, incompatible values collide and expose the tenuous boundary between order and anarchy. Such is director Simon Godwin's take on this Shakespeare play. Godwin, an associate director at London's National Theatre, sees Measure for Measure as a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies in a tensely diverse world. How apropos...
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with various forms of improv comedy. The forms are constantly evolving, and no two shows are the same. Come see what your favorites are up to this week.
1971 NYC Bette Midler is on the tiny stage making yet another farewell appearance. Men in Towels. Everywhere. The sexual revolution is in full swing. Oh God, please don't let this ever end......Ever wonder what it was like? Part musical theater event/part art exhibition. Created by Michelangelo Alasa' who also wrote the long running Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict. Music by Bronwen Jones. Featuring Michelangelo Alasa', Aaron Lee Battle, Liam Lyons-Shields, Luis Ramos, Facundo Rodriguez, Jonathan Forte.
"Love Conquers All" is this holiday season's headline, as music and adventure take to the stage. While Merchant is often considered one of Shakespeare's toughest "problem plays", Hamlet Isn't Dead continues their exploration of his entire canon with open minds and a focus on how the story reflects our modern sensibilities. With live music and an adventurous atmosphere, this is a wonderful example of the relevance of Shakespeare's works for everyone, from first-time audience members to well-worn scholars.
Merry Christmas Baby! (Just F**king Die) paints a vivid portrait into the fiction of Ian, who's life unwinds into one of unimaginable discord, hardly harmonious with the conventional customs of Christmas. An epic, enameled with dependence, deceit, dalliance, and dollars, collaged with an especially eccentric lady of the night. Ian's sole source of conscience comes from Jerry, a sincere and necessary source of relief from his constant calamity. An irate girlfriend and lingering lingerie all climax into forcing the audience to wonder why exactly Santa Claus might have shrieked out, Ho! Ho! Ho! into the cold lonely night.
Kaija Saariaho's breakthrough opera has its Met premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love, and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut. Following Guild Hall's screenings of The Met: Live in HD and National Theatre Live, present your Guild Hall ticket to c/o The Maidstone's Living Room Restaurant and/or Cozy Lounge for a complimentary delicious dessert.
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.
Don't miss NYGASP's all-new production of The Mikado. The history and inspiration for the writing of The Mikado is center stage as we combine the real life characters of Victorian London's D'Oyly Carte Opera Company with the imagined setting of Titipu, influenced by the art and architecture of Japan that had recently reached England in the late 19th century. At the outset, you'll meet Messrs. Gilbert, Sullivan, and D'Oyly Carte themselves, and join them on a fantastic voyage to a land where the timeless libretto, beautiful music, and all of your favorite characters await! There are the three little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a hilariously corrupt public official, and a Lord High Executioner who may have a list of potential victims but is too tenderhearted to actually perform his duties. At the heart of this tale is a love story: a beautiful school girl loves the romantic wandering minstrel, but she is engaged to the executioner.
Steve Cohen, "The Millionaires' Magician," is proud to present the world's most exclusive magic show, Miracles at Midnight.
Held once a month at midnight in New York City's famed Waldorf Towers, the show seats twenty guests only.
You will experience Cohen's one-of-a-kind miracles up close, and will be inches away from the magic. Indeed, some of the magic will take place in your own hands and inside your own mind.
Watch as Cohen will:
· Perform unique sleight of hand and mind reading · Move objects without touching them. · Tap into the thoughts of audience members he has never met before.
In Miracles at Midnight, Cohen combines favorites from his long-running show, Chamber Magic, along with a dozen miracles that have previously been reserved for his private performances.
Witness some of the wonders he has personally performed for Warren Buffett, Barry Diller, David Rockefeller, Michael Bloomberg, Jack Welch, Martha Stewart, Stephen Sondheim, the Queen of Morocco, and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
The result will be a night you'll talk about and remember for years.
Cocktail attire required.
Colombian troupe Vueltas Bravas presents an international production of August Strindberg's Miss Julie with actors from South America and the U.S.
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, the musical Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between John, an American GI, and Kim, a young Vietnamese woman. Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon nightclub owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as "The Engineer." John buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night — a night that will change their lives forever.
Magical Nights Inc. presents New York's longest running magic series, Monday Night Magic. Every show features a minimum of six internationally renowned magicians performing in an intimate theatrical setting. The fun continues during intermission as sleight-of-hand close-up magicians mingle with the audience. Monday Night Magic performers have been featured on numerous television shows, including ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, NBC's Today Show and most recently on The Wall Street Journal Report. Visit www.mondaynightmagic.com for more information on upcoming performers.
This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit abundant in Mother Africa: My Home, a circus spectacular set in Cape Town's largest township, Khayelitsha. Daring acrobats, jubilant dancers and mind-bending contortionists fill the New Victory stage when the sensational Drama Desk-nominated Circus der Sinne (Mother Africa, New Vic 2013) returns to NYC with electrifying live music and feats of extraordinary strength and dazzling skill. With performers representing African nations from Tanzania, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, to South Africa and Ivory Coast, this radiantly rhythmic production exudes a palpable zest for life that will have the whole family on the edge of their seats—or, better yet, dancing in the aisles!
Mr. Wonderful focuses on nightclub entertainer Charlie Welch, especially his personal and show business struggles. The source of those struggles? Being black in a "white world."
This 1956 musical was written to showcase the talents of Sammy Davis Jr. and Chita Rivera. The Musicals Tonight production is the show's first revival.
The mob just made a hit, but everyone will live to talk about it. And talking they are because when the "boys" get together, it's a scream! Join this interactive show for a private audience with the Don; maybe he'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Mingle with mobsters and molls, meet the new "Boss of Bosses," break bread and heads with wiseguys and Mafia princesses. Sure, you'll be ducking bullets over Broadway, but that won't stop the fun! Eat, drink, dance, and be merry. You might just die laughing!
This two and a half hour comedy mystery includes a three-course sit-down dinner and dancing. Audience members even have the chance to solve the case and win prizes. Seven prizes are awarded at every performance and include "Academy Awards" for the best actor and actress in the audience.
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world.
In the past seven years, the Museum of Sex has generated 14 exhibitions and 5 virtual installations, each in keeping with the Museum's mission of advocating open discourse surrounding sex and sexuality as well as striving to present to the public the best in current scholarship unhindered by self-censorship. With each new exhibition, lecture series, event and publication, the Museum of Sex is committed to addressing a wide range of topics, while simultaneously highlighting material and artifacts from different continents, cultures, time periods and media.
The Museum's permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts is comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Additionally, the museum houses both a research library as well as an extensive multimedia library, which includes 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, BETA, VHS and DVDs. From fine art to historical ephemera to film, the Museum of Sex preserves an ever-growing collection of sexually related objects that would otherwise be destroyed and discarded due to their sexual content.
DCINY proudly honors UK composer Sir Karl Jenkins with an evening comprised of both new and lauded compositions by the honoree. Program includes the North American Premiere of Jenkins' Cantata Memoria For the Children of Aberfan and his beautiful Requiem. Conducted by Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor and featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Musical Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with a completely improvised musical. No two shows are the same; come see what your favorites are up to this week!
In the third chapter of the Big Gay Italian trilogy, Anthony J. Wilkinson's character is approaching his 40s and facing the challenges of balancing his now successful weight loss company with past and present gay relationships. New and familiar characters come together to join him on his journey through another outrageous comedy of errors.
My Name Is Gideon: I'm Probably Going To Die, Eventually is a new one-man show by Gideon Irving, an unconventional theatrical couchsurfing troubadour.
Gideon Irving has been biking, rollerblading and driving from one town to the next for the past five years, performing and residing in the homes of perfect strangers. Now, he is inviting audiences into his own living room on the NY stage, bringing them "Stove Top Folk" – his unique blend of songs accompanied by variety of whimsical instruments, stories, and underwater levitation. The show has been developed over the course of 500 performances in living rooms around the world and makes its American debut after a successful run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Conceived and performed by legendary downtown theater maker Anna Kohler, directed by Caleb Hammond, and featuring renowned performance artist Hapi Phace, Mytho? immerses the audience in a unique sensory experience with aromas, three dimensional sound and media projection by Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty.
Naked Boys Singing! consists of six adult males doing what the title declares. Whether exposing the anxiety of a high school locker room or revealing the joys of performing nude, the uninhibited singing of these "boys" celebrates the male anatomy with wit and explicitness. And not only do they perform in the buff; many are buff themselves. Each member of the cast performs a solo tune as well as in ensemble pieces. Get excited: Every penile synonym known to man is referenced in this show.
The women of the Muscolino family have spent years oppressed by the frightening temper of their husband and father. All of them are hiding dreams, loves, and longings; all are desperate for a life beyond their four walls. But when a plane crashes into their neighborhood, the family's plans are put on hold. The women fight to find their voices and to hold on to each other. Napoli, Brooklyn is a play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness in 1960s Brooklyn.
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 stars multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban in his Broadway debut. Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this "vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical" (New York Times) is "stunning and blazingly original" (Entertainment Weekly) and brings us just inches from Tolstoy's brash young lovers as they light up Moscow in a "heaven-sent fireball" (New York Times) of romance and passion.
Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancé Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole, and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre (Groban), the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption…and to the renewal of his own soul.
"One of the decade's best musicals" (Time Out New York), The Great Comet has "rousing music and ravishing performances" (Daily News) with a groundbreaking score that mixes rock, pop, soul, folk, and electronic dance music with classic Broadway. The Great Comet comes to Broadway after a sold-out run in Boston and a critically acclaimed 2013 off-Broadway premiere. Its renowned creative team has reimagined the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective and an unforgettable experience that is "thrilling, a feast for the senses" (Associated Press) and "inventive, ravishing," and "full-on romantic" (New York Post).
One of the premier dance companies in the Caribbean, NDTC blends the folklore, music, and dance of Jamaica, Africa, and the American South with modern and classical forms to create a vibrant celebration of West Indian culture. Celebrating their 55th Anniversary, their much-anticipated return to Brooklyn Center will feature two programs combining evocative new works with favorites from their extensive repertoire.
Student performers qualify to compete in the national program by winning top honors at regional high school musical theatre awards competitions presented by Broadway League member performing arts centers. Over 1,000 high schools and 50,000 students participate in these annual events. Since its inception in 2009, the NHSMTA has enabled over $1,000,000 in university and conservatory scholarships to be awarded to talented students at the national and local level—several of whom have already been cast in Broadway, Touring and West End productions.
Honoring Liev Schreiber. Schreiber's achievements as an actor, writer, director and producer have touched audiences across the world. Schreiber stars as the title character in the Showtime series Ray Donovan, which will begin shooting Season 5 this January. Schreiber, who is no stranger to playing roles that have allowed him to explore his Jewish roots, grew up on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
The New Victory Family Benefit will transform the historic New Victory Theater into a bustling bazaar of food, fun and frolic inspired by the circus spectacular Mother Africa: My Home. Tony Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry is the Honorary Chair for this year's event, which will provide critical funds for the award-winning New Victory Education Programs. Every year, New Victory Education Programs give 40,000 school kids the opportunity to see live performances from around the world.
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.
Light up the fire, shake off the snow, and crack open the holiday champagne. It's time to leave the crowds, the cold, the car horns, and the craziness outside, and snuggle up with your favorite gays for the merriest holiday celebration in New York this season. Xmas & Chill will feature some of the coolest arrangements of holiday favorites, spine-tingling traditional choral pieces, many other fabulous performances, plus our very special guests, the hunky string quartet Well-Strung.
With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone's favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera's Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith. Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages.
Follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting, this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms – from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet – all of which combine to make a highly entertaining show.
By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, New York Theatre Ballet fosters new understanding and appreciation of dance. This particular pairing brings together a piece by former NYTB choreographer Edward Henkel and another by Broadway choreographer Chase Brock. The first is a restaging of Henkel's 1986 Revision; the second is the world premiere of Misfit Movement Makers, set to indie-folk and folk-pop music with lyrics.
NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children.
Enjoy the Ride TM-With a guide! The only harbor cruise that lets you hop off, explore, then hop on again! Take an express trip from West 44th St. to Battery Park, then to South Street Seaport and across the East River to Brooklyn's DUMBO Fulton Ferry Landing-then back up to West 44th St.! Get amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge and visit New York's bustling waterfront neighborhoods along our guided tour! Additionally you can package your Hop-On/Hop-Off cruise with a visit to the national September 11 Memorial. As the select transportation partner of the 9/11 Memorial, free Memorial Visitor passes are offered with the purchase of a select Hop-On/Hop-Off Combo ticket. The timed visitor passes allow passengers to plan their visit to the 9/11 Memorial at a select time that coordinates with a designated boat departure. *Good for up to 4 people
Bullets fly and bathtub gin flows in Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition jape The New Yorkers, a gleefully amoral celebration of speakeasies, gangsters, society dames, and the great city they love. The musical centers on featherbrained socialite Alice Miller, whose bootlegger beau leads her on a madcap romp from Park Avenue to Sing Sing and back again. The New Yorkers produced a number of standards—"I Happen to Like New York," "Love for Sale"—but much of the original material has been lost, making this Encores!'s most ambitious musical reconstruction ever.
NEWSical the Musical lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. No one in the news is safe! With songs and material updated regularly, this topical musical revue is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof!
In 2010 NEWSical received two Drama Desk Award nominations: one for for Outstanding Musical Revue and one for Outstanding Lyrics. The lyrics were written by Rick Crom, who also composed the music.
Inspired by the novel Faggots by acclaimed playwright and activist Larry Kramer, a variety of gay literature, and stories of everyday gay men, Next Faggot Nation aspires to rattle the current climate of the millennial gay male experience. The Fossick Collective aims to hold a mirror up to the younger generation of gay men and bring out a call to action; the fight to bring knowledge of the past in order to make future change is not over just yet.
BAM's Next Wave Festival has permanently changed the artistic landscape, featuring breakout performances and landmark productions. Using a name that plays on the New Wave in French cinema, BAM president and executive producer Harvey Lichtenstein launched a series entitled "The Next Wave/New Masters" in November 1981 with four productions: three dance works, plus Philip Glass' new opera Satyagraha. A more ambitious program followed in 1982, including a two-evening performance work by Laurie Anderson entitled United States: Parts I-IV.
The success of these first two years helped propel a bolder and riskier program in the years to come—one that has defined BAM and an entire generation of artists. Current Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo was the producing director of the Next Wave in its inception and continues to spearhead BAM's adventurous programming roster with emerging and established artists, including Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Robert Wilson, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, and Lev Dodin.
In the summer of 1992 in Medford, New Jersey, Adam and his gang of friends face life after high school. But when the five of them encounter a mysterious visitor from another world, their lives are forever changed. Nibbler is a dark comedy about a time in life when everything and nothing seems possible.
Ventriloquism for a new generation… edgy, outrageous, and off the charts! Direct from her run at The Criterion Theatre in London's West End, Nina Conti, Britain's voice-throwing queen, leaves the crowd speechless without even opening her mouth. Using face masks to turn her audience members into live puppets, Nina creates a hilarious new show nightly.
At the end of World War Two, Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, finds himself alone and far away from home when he meets the mysterious Mr. H, a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. Fast friends, they set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger, and uncertainty to find Ernst's family. Delicate piano music and dreamlike stage effects help tell this story of two survivors who become each other's allies, protectors, and confidants. Inspired by a true story, Nivelli's War is a vivid and moving theatrical account of an incredible journey and magical friendship.
If a modern day fairy tale is a dream come true, then whose dream does it belong to and at what cost? Four actors set out to wrestle to the stage the true story of American Dad, Jeremiah Heaton, who planted a flag in the African desert to make his daughter a real Princess. They attempt to expose this modern day fairy tale's roots in systemic racism and white privilege. What follows is an outrageous, inappropriate and sometimes painful confrontation with their own bias as they take the journey to a new story.
The Nose is the story of a government worker whose position is upset when his nose leaves his face and masquerades as a higher-ranking official. This family musical, adapted from Nikolai Gogol's story of the same name, features Russian-themed music and lessons we can all relate to.
Not That Jewish is Emmy Award-winning writer, actress, and comedian Monica Piper's autobiographical telling of a Jew…'ish' girl's life. From growing up in a show business family in the Bronx and taking her first steps on a comedy club stage to a WASP wedding and an "almost" night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life, using the same signature wit found in her writing for Roseanne, Mad About You, and Rugrats. Over the course of 80 minutes, the audience travels with Piper from innocence to individuality, from reliant to resilient, and shares the hilarity and heartache along the way.
One of the most hailed and provocative theatre artists of our time, Anna Deavere Smith, leads a new installation of powerful first-person storytelling in Notes from the Field. Urgent and inspiring, it depicts the personal accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America's school-to-prison pipeline, as they experience in their wider communities the inequities of poverty, lack of opportunity, and over-aggressive policing. Investigating a justice system that pushes minors from poor communities out of the classroom and into incarceration, Notes from the Field shines a light on a lost generation of American youth. Drawn from interviews with more than 250 people living and working within a challenged system, Anna Deavere Smith continues her mastery of the documentary solo performance by stimulating awareness and ultimately, change for the better.
Nutcracker Rouge is a sexy twist on the Nutcracker ballet. It features opera, circus performance, and above all, burlesque. This version of the beloved classic sparkles with opulence and eroticism.
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)
Gotham City Improv presents Off the Top of Our Heads, a short form 11-year running improvisational show. Winners of the 6th Annual Big Apple Improv Awards, the cast of seasoned Improvisers leave no stone unturned as they look for your funny bone. Every Friday night, the cast of veteran Improvisers performs the show literally off the top of their heads, as the entire script is developed live and with suggestions from the audience. Presented in short form, a style of improvised theater in which unrelated game-based scenes take place, Off the Top of Our Heads is fast-paced and audience members are guaranteed an evening of out-of-the-box and fun comedy.
Oh, Hello on Broadway is the Broadway premiere of two of the hottest voices in comedy today: Nick Kroll (Comedy Central's Kroll Show) and John Mulaney (Netflix's The Comeback Kid). Respectively, the duo star as Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland — outrageously opinionated, 70-something, native New Yorkers whom Kroll and Mulaney first began performing as on the alternative comedy stages in NYC. Honed for over a decade, the fictional duo garnered a cult following and found their way onto a Comedy Central special, viral videos, and late night couches everywhere. Oh, Hello on Broadway is Gil and George's "memoir for the stage" — a laugh-a-minute, two-man tour de force that's partly scripted, par