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The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presents multidisciplinary creative artist Lin-Manuel Miranda with the 18th annual Monte Cristo Award. An alumnus of the O'Neill, Miranda's first professional production (of In the Heights) was at the O'Neill's National Music Theater Conference in 2005. Now comes a gala dinner featuring a conversation with the honoree. The event supports the O'Neill's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. The Monte Cristo Award is bestowed annually on a prominent theater artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater, in memory of the O'Neill's namesake.
The Jimmys are also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Over 70 high school students from across the United States compete for the Jimmy for best performance by an actor and actress at this presentation. The talent showcase features ensemble as well as solo performances.
Why the name Jimmy? The awards are presented by the Broadway League Foundation in honor of the famed Broadway producer and theater owner James M. Nederlander.
TADA! Youth Theater hosts its annual gala, this year honoring Leslie Uggams and Tommy Tune. The event features a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment from Broadway stars as well as the TADA! Resident Youth Ensemble. Since 1984, TADA!'s mission has been to provide young people from different backgrounds with musical theater programs that inspire them to be creative, learn, and think differently. A unique, Drama Desk Award-winning youth theater, TADA! produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences.
The annual Williamstown Theatre Festival gala includes cocktails and dinner, along with special appearances or performances by Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park With George), James Naughton (Chicago), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and others. This year the event honors Gary Levine, managing director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the 1980s and now president of programming at Showtime.
Join a cast of Broadway's best as they bring the music of Green Day to the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below for one night only. Featuring hits like "American Idiot," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Basket Case," and many more.
Starring Krystina Alabado, Jennifer Bowles, Gerard Canonico, Matt DeAngelis, Alyssa DiPalma, Francesca Granell, Carson Higgins, Taylor Iman Jones, Brandon Kalm, John Krause, Mariah MacFarlane, Tommy McDowell, Alison Morooney, Jillian Mueller, Jarran Muse, Johnny Newcomb, Michael Pilato, Olivia Puckett, Turner Rouse, Jenna Rubaii, Christina Sajous, Jamal Shuriah, Dustin Harris Smith, Josephine Spada, and Dan Tracy.
The Obie Awards were created in the 1950s to encourage the burgeoning off-Broadway theater movement and to acknowledge its achievements. The Obies are structured with informal categories to recognize artists and productions worthy of distinction in each theatrical year. Judges for the 63rd Annual Obie Awards include theater critic and longtime Chair of the Obie Judges Michael Feingold, critics Melissa Rose Bernardo and Charles Isherwood, Obie-winning projection designer Wendall K. Harrington, Tony Award nominee and Obie-winning costume designer Toni-Leslie James, Tony nominee and Obie-winning actor Arian Moayed, Obie-winning actor Ching Valdes-Aran, and dancer-actor-director Sondra Lee. Hosting the ceremony is Obie- and Emmy Award-winning actor John Leguizamo.
Dana Aber & Wes Braver have joined forces to share an evening of new music. From him, a collection of new songs & for Dana, new songs written for her. Songsmith + Songbird : sad songs + dad songs; sensitive songs & pensive songs; he sings + she sings.
Dana Aber has played across the country and across the seas. A strong advocate for the development of new musicals, she has been involved with countless presentations around the U.S. Wes Braver is a composer-lyricist whose music and lyrics were featured in Chatsworth (HBO's New York Latino Film Festival). His musical Medusa, cowritten with Rachel Dean, will premiere off-Broadway at the Players Theatre later this year.
Amateur Night at the Apollo is live entertainment with a history. This weekly talent competition began in 1934 and within months became a leading showcase for emerging performers. Among its early winners was a 15-year-old Ella Fitzgerald. Since then the series has launched the careers of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill.
Today Amateur Night attracts performers and audiences from around the world. Audience members, known for their toughness and expectation that contestants "be good or be gone," gleefully choose the winners.
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.
Transport Group celebrates American musical theater with a star-studded, one-night-only event: Promises, Promises in concert. This performance features the original, fully orchestrated score sung by a cast of Broadway veterans. The evening also includes behind-the-scenes stories of the show's development and original production, including a talkback with some of the shows' past performers, creators, and original cast members. Promises, Promises has a book by Neil Simon (based on Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's screenplay for the The Apartment), music by Burt Bacharach, and lyrics by Hal David.
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.
BAMcafé Live is a free weekly performance series, featuring a mix of live music in a bar and lounge space. Performances span jazz, R&B, Afro-pop, Latin, rock, experimental music, and spoken-word poetry. Duncan Sheik, Billy Martin, Survival Soundz, Tracie Morris, and Carl Hancock Rux are among the series' alums.
Hear acclaimed pianist Barry Douglas and the Camerata Ireland orchestra perform an intimate program of well-known classics and some Irish musical surprises. This unique chamber orchestra comprised of many of its country's finest musicians has earned worldwide acclaim from music lovers everywhere through numerous recordings and international tours.
BB King Blues Club All-Stars specialize in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
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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.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
The Broadway community comes together once again for Broadway Backwards, an annual celebration of unity, equality, and love through gender-reversed performances of classic show tunes. The star-studded event features performances of quintessential Broadway tunes with a twist: Men sing songs originally intended for women, and vice versa. Artists perform the great songs of musical theater while freeing themselves of the bounds of gender norms. It's a show where gender doesn't matter but love does. This empowering evening, produced by Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.
Broadway Belts for PPF! is an annual benefit for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, featuring Broadway stars in an evening of music and comedy. It was started in 2010 by one of PFF's leading advocates nationwide, the Broadway actor and comedian Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You). This year's concert features an appearance by New York Yankees legend and Latin Grammy Award nominee Bernie Williams, whose father died of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Also performing are Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Robert Creighton (Frozen), Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda), and others.
The event raises money to fight pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal progressive disease involving scarring in the lungs. Fifty thousand new cases are diagnosed every year. Many people live only two or three years after the diagnosis — there is no known cure.
The Broadway Loves series returns with over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices celebrating Grammy Award nominee and multiplatinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato. Broadway Loves Demi Lovato features a set list chockablock with hits from Lovato's decade-long recording career, including "Sorry, Not Sorry," "Skyscraper," "Heart Attack," and "Cool for the Summer." The evening also celebrates Lovato's latest album, "Tell Me You Love Me," which has been setting the Broadway community ablaze with excitement since its release in September 2017.
The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will continue on March 26 at 8pm, honoring singer-songwriter Rihanna with an all-female cast of Broadway stars including Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob SquarePants), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen), Abby Mueller (Beautiful), and Jessica Vosk (Wicked). The one-night-only concert will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of the hip hop and R&B superstar, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations of her music.
Also featured in the lineup are Felicia Boswell (Memphis), Lulu Fall (The Great Comet), Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening), Alexa Green (Wicked), Joanna A. Jones (Hamilton), Anastacia McCleskey (Waitress), Bryonha Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway), Christina Sajous (American Idiot), Hannah Shankman (Wicked), and Raena White (The Lion King), with more to be announced at a later date.
The concert will give tribute to this versatile artist and her extensive repertoire, including "Umbrella," "Diamonds," "Shut Up and Drive," and "Disturbia." The music will be orchestrated and arranged by Joshua Stephen Kartes.
BroadwayCon is theater's answer to Comic-Con, tailor-made for fans. Join some of Broadway's biggest fans, performers, and show creators to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theater. BroadwayCon 2018 will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, sing-alongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of the current season's hits, and discussions featuring the industry's top producers and designers — not to mention the giant opening ceremony, nighttime concerts, and dance parties.
BroadwayCon 2018 is pleased to announce a lineup of new and returning special guests, including co-creator Anthony Rapp, Alex Brightman, Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, Andrew Chappelle, Lilli Cooper, Janet Dacal, Ben Fankhauser, Annie Golden, Derek Klena, Joe Mantello, Lesli Margherita, Ruthie Ann Miles, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, and James Snyder.
Bromance stars a trio of friends who flip, throw, and catch each other, turning handshakes into handstands and racing through fast-paced, high-risk stunts featuring parkour, hand-to-hand balancing tricks, and Cyr wheel skills. A tour de force of cutting-edge physical heroics, the adrenaline-fueled contemporary acrobatics and astonishing talent of these three mates from London will make a hopeless bromantic out of you.
Note: This show is for everyone ages seven and up.
Leonard Bernstein's Candide, based on Voltaire's satirical tale, fuses Broadway flash and operatic virtuosity. Its quicksilver overture, dazzling coloratura soprano aria "Glitter and Be Gay," sardonic "Auto-da-fé" chorus, and deeply moving "Make Our Garden Grow" finale are highlights of an ebullient and irresistible work. Performed by first-rate guest artists and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, this concert production of Candide celebrates of the Bernstein centenary. Paul Appleby stars in the title role alongside Erin Morley as Cunegonde, Patricia Racette as the Old Lady, William Burden as Governor, and John Lithgow as Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss. Gary Griffin (Honeymoon in Vegas) directs, with Rob Fisher (Guys and Dolls) as musical director and Joshua Bergasse (On the Town) as choreographer.
Explore the afternoon joys and intimate ambiance of classical music presented by the Camerata Chamber Players. Enjoy time-honored compositions by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and others.
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.
Coffeehouse Chronicles is a free educational performance series exploring the history and development of off-off-Broadway from its inception within the Village "coffeehouse theaters" of the 1960s through today. Part artist portrait, part creative event, part history lesson, part community forum, this series seeks to provide a home — as did La MaMa's founder, Ellen Stewart — for personal and intimate engagement with art. The Coffeehouse Chronicles are curated and directed by Michal Gamily, with educational outreach led by Arthur Adair.
Take a musical tour of the Emerald Isle from west to east with two of the nation's leading traditional Irish ensembles. Hailing from counties Waterford, Dublin, Donegal, and Cork, Danú is known for its high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. Named Live Ireland's "Traditional Group of the Year," Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles. This magical night will bring both groups together on one stage in a perfect celebration of Irish culture and heritage.
Feinstein's / 54 Below, aka Broadway's supper club, launches an all-new series: Deborah Grace Winer Presents the Classic American Songbook. Direct from her tenure as artistic director of 92Y's renowned Lyrics & Lyricists series, Winer curates three jewel-box revues created specifically for Feinstein's / 54 Below's unique setting. Each show celebrates American popular song as well as the artists who created, interpreted, and made themselves an integral part of the music. The installments in this series are as follows:
- You Took Advantage of Me: Rodgers and Hart on Love
- A Jerome Robbins Centennial Concert
- Till There Was You: A Celebration of Barbara Cook
This musical journey takes audiences back in time — specifically, to when "soul" emerged as a style of music. Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers helped popularize soul music, as did Stax Records' Booker T. & the MG's. Before long, James Brown became the "Godfather of Soul" and Aretha Franklin its queen.
Now vocalists Prentiss McNeil (of the Drifters) and Bruce Wayne (of the Midnight Movers, Wilson Pickett's backing band) lead this classic soul revue. Their energy is unmatched; their showmanship, breathtaking. A Decade of Soul is a passion-driven tribute; the passion may even drive audience members out of their seats and onto their feet.
She has won countless awards the world over; he once got a yellow ribbon from the county fair. She has recorded themes for three Bond films; he has seen those films. She was named Dame Commander of the British Empire; he has been called a big ole queen.
But both have voices so big, they'll blow your damned wig clear across the street!
They meet onstage for the very first time! John Burns and Shirley Bassey! (Well, the songs she made famous!) Come enjoy an evening of music, laughter, and plenty of alcohol as we celebrate the great Welsh songstress and find out what a country boy can learn from her remarkable career.
Music direction by William Demaniow.
The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway. What sets the Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, publishers, and broadcasters covering theater without any vested interest in the results. For this reason, the awards reflect both enthusiasm for all aspects of New York City's professional theater and a level of erudition and theatrical experience unparalleled in the industry's other prize-giving organizations.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
Girl No More, a concert from the Tony Award-nominated Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), takes the audience through an evening of pop ballads, jazz standards, and musical theater favorites, including songs made famous by Amy Winehouse and Frank Sinatra. In this intimate evening of music with a wonderfully colorful set list, Eva sings from her heart and reveals a side of her story you've never heard.
The Tony Award nominee, Emmy Award winner, and Broadway star of Baby, Cats, and Miss Saigon is a highly sought-after cabaret, concert, and recording artist. Experience one of the purest, most radiant voices in musical theater live at the Emelin.
With her high-spirited charisma and brightly expressive voice, this two-time Tony Award winner (Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes), makes her debut on the Mahaiwe stage for an intimate and unforgettable evening.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People's Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. The company's members are athletes, actors, and artists who have studied and trained for their crafts since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances annually and has toured through all 50 states and performed in over 65 countries across the world.
Presented by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and producer Gary Beeber, Gotham Burlesque is an exciting evening of song, dance, tricks and visual treats will feature a different cast at each performance, offering a wide range of live entertainments from around the globe.
Inspired by Vicki Baum's 1929 novel, Grand Hotel follows the postwar comings and goings of the artists, businessmen, jewel thieves, and ambitious young secretaries whose lives intersect in the opulent lobby of Berlin's most prestigious hotel. First produced under the title At the Grand (1958), the original production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune and enjoyed a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.
Tribute Center Walking Tour Guides are 9/11 survivors, workers who assisted in the recovery efforts, lower Manhattan residents, or family members that lost loved ones. The tour includes a brief history of the World Trade Center, the attacks and the aftermath of 9/11. Each tour offers unique personal experiences of survival, loss and healing and ends in discussion of the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center. Please note: on inclement weather days, the tours go into the World Financial Center, looking into the 9/11 Memorial, and passes to the 9/11 Memorial are distributed after the tour concludes.
Almost everyone knows about Manhattan's Central Park, but far fewer people know its designers also created a sibling: Prospect Park! In the heart of Brooklyn, Prospect Park is an extraordinary combination of natural beauty and civil engineering. This Amazing Race-style hack competition takes small teams on a journey through Prospect Park, revealing amazing hidden facts and stories about specific locations, buildings, and monuments. Participants also dive into the park's history, biology, and modern relevance. Activities include...
- Prospect Park bingo!
- Physical and photo challenges!
- Tree identify-and-seek!
- Historical reenactments starring you!
Multi-Tony Award nominee Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) and Stephanie Umoh (Junk) lead the cast of this concert production. Winner of the 1968 Tony for Best Musical, Hallelujah, Baby! has music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It's the first of three shows in the York Theatre Company's Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series, which celebrates Styne's work.
For 25 years, City Center's Encores! series has been bringing classic American musicals back to life. City Center is where Chicago, Wonderful Town, and Finian's Rainbow were reborn — but they were just the beginning. Catch a glimpse at the future of Encores! in this original production, a cavalcade of overtures, opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that Encores! hasn't gotten to...yet. Look for Mack & Mabel, Greenwillow, Wildcat, and others of their ilk. The many musical numbers in Hey, Look Me Over! add up to one exciting celebration: Encores! at 25.
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.
Looking for the quintessential New York City brunch experience? You'll find it at New World Stages in The Imbible: Day Drinking, the latest edition of the hit musical comedy series about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more N.Y.C. than combining brunch with a show in the heart of Manhattan's world-famous theater district? Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends.
Note: A complimentary continental bunch and three craft cocktails are included as part of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy brunch and your first drink. Attendees must be 21 or older.
"A production you and your children don't want to miss!" - ABC NEWS
Totally based on audience suggestion and participation, you become a part of the show. The multi talented cast presents spontaneously theater and music original to every show. Hilarious parodies of Opera, Broadway, Shakespeare, Mime, Modern Dance, Jazz and Hip Hop dazzle audiences and alternate with interactive theater scenes. Think Who's Line is it Anyway meets Nickelodeon.
Guitarist Colin Davin is back by popular demand, showcasing the virtuosic abilities of the guitar in the music of the Italian Baroque. Joined by a string quartet, Colin will explore Italian tradition with Baroque jewels such as Vivaldi's Concerto for Guitar, Boccherini's Quintet, and other Baroque marvels.
Following last season's sold-out performance, Kayhan Kalhor returns for another stellar evening.
One of today's most exciting and creative artists, Kalhor is a soulful master of the kamancheh, the Persian spiked fiddle and an ambassador for Persian music. Adored worldwide for his enthralling performances, Kalhor is known for his stirring improvisations, exquisite compositions, and extensive collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, Ghazal Ensemble, and orchestras around the world.
Music and libretto by Gary S. Fagin Includes world premiere screening of documentary film Guns by Nick Davis
Tackling the impact of gun violence in the United States, The Struggle to Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America is a new musical dramatic work that hauntingly gives voice to those involved in the gun debate — victims and their families, law enforcement and perpetrators, politicians and gun enthusiasts.
The libretto is based on audio, video, and written accounts of those living with the aftermath of gun violence or the loss of a loved one, as well as news reports of mass shootings, recordings of 911 calls, and the gun control debates.
Guns tells the interconnected stories of individuals whose lives have been dramatically affected by guns. Complex and powerful, the film will tell stories that are not as simple as they first appear — stories full of richness, irony, and emotional truth — and in so doing, tells the sweeping story of an Issue that defines our time.
Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Kristine Mills is proud to announce the official release of her 6th studio recording, BOSSAtoo. Join us for the Official CD release concert with the extraordinary band (Klaus Mueller piano, Itaiguara Brandao bass/guitar, Portinho drums and Kristine Mills vocals/guitar) who recorded the CD!
The Grammy Award-winning a cappella ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo captures South Africa's historic struggle in an inspiring repertoire that melds the tradition of Zulu harmony, singing songs born in the mines during the apartheid era, with hints of gospel. Whether performing at Nelson Mandela's inauguration, in Disney's The Lion King, or alongside Paul Simon on his album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo creates beautiful harmonies that have brought its unique sound to international prominence. The rich, uplifting sounds and effortlessly synchronized dancing convey universal themes of faith, hope, and peace, yielding a performance of pure, uninhibited joy.
The 19th season of Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series presents the voices and stories of singers, songwriters, and musicians across a range of genres. From musical theater to Americana to R&B and gospel, these performers chronicle personal journeys, pay tribute to legendary artists, and showcase the breadth of creativity, emotion, and expression found throughout American song. The season opens with Grammy Award winner John Paul White (The Civil Wars) performing his lyric-driven Southern gothic folk. And in March, the series features special evenings with Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy Award-winning songwriter Randy Newman and Rosanne Cash, a four-time Grammy winner, best-selling author, and activist.
Come and celebrate the story of an ever-changing America with folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary and a cast of young charismatic singers and multi-instrumentalists. This concert version of the acclaimed off-Broadway musical tells the story of American folk from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan and beyond — including the music of Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell, the Byrds, Donovan, Harry Chapin, James Taylor & more, with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen. This inspiring evening of great music includes period costumes, multimedia projections, and sing-a-longs.
Direct from Portugal, Lula Pena is a unique singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a highly individual take on fado. Her deeply emotional songs cross borders from Andalucia to Greece and Sardinia to America. Her deep, commanding, yet sensitive voice blends fado roots with colors of Portuguese folk music, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. Her inventive take on fado and other styles of music has developed a devoted following worldwide, a kind of international secret society whose ranks grow with each of her too rare appearances. Pena's highly acclaimed latest album, Archivo Pittoresco (she only has released three over 20 years) on the Crammed label, was released in 2017.
Since 1970, Lyrics & Lyricists, the pioneering American Songbook series, has celebrated the work of such songwriters as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, and David Zippel. Performers of their work at this series have included Rob Fisher, Kathleen Marshall, Billy Stritch, John Pizzarelli, Ted Chapin, and Mark Lamos.
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!
The toast of 1930s London, Me and My Girl is a delightfully old-fashioned musical about a cockney everyman who wreaks havoc on high society after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hereford. Part music hall frolic, part class-warfare comedy, Noel Gay's infectious score includes "The Lambeth Walk," a dance routine that swept the continent in 1937. In the 1980s, Me and My Girl was revived on both sides of the Atlantic and became a completely unexpected smash all over again. Now, for the first time in nearly 30 years, it's back in New York.
Dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," this multi-platinum-selling entertainer brings his impeccable interpretative skills to some of the greatest tunes of the 20th century with his Sinatra Centennial Celebration, an intimate evening celebrating the anniversary of the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra.
This multiplatinum-selling entertainer's suave vocalism, irresistible charm, and remarkable insights into popular song make his concerts wonderful celebrations of the genre.
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.
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.
New York Broadway Tours, combining the rich history of New York's musical theatre scene with real New York actors who are also professional licensed tour guides!
New York Broadway Tours is a unique experience! These gifted actors, singers, dancers have a passion for sharing their love of the stage and the city with you! Think of the tour as the equivalent to an interactive walking, talking, singing Broadway show where YOU get the chance to be a STAR!
It's great for kids of all ages and definitely a Broadway show you will never forget.
The New York Pops honors prolific composer Alan Menken at its 35th birthday gala. The celebratory concert features some of Menken's most beloved compositions, which the New York Pops performs under the music direction of Steven Reineke and with the help of a starry lineup of guest artists. Menken is well known for his musical contributions to works for stage and screen, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Newsies. Following the concert is a black-tie dinner and dance at New York's Mandarin Oriental hotel. Proceeds from this gala will support the New York Pops's PopsEd music education programs.
The New York Pops — a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality — launches its 35th season at Carnegie Hall. Music director Steven Reineke leads the orchestra in a season that celebrates the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons.
The 2017-18 series opens with a celebration of founder Skitch Henderson's centennial year and a mix of the greatest hits of today and yesterday, featuring up-and-coming Broadway stars Matt Doyle and Ali Ewoldt. In November, Reineke leads Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe in an all-new concert exploring the myriad works by female songwriters of the stage and screen, Women of Notes. As always, the orchestra rings in the holiday season with a weekend of festive tunes, featuring Broadway and TV sensation Megan Hilty in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. In February, Reineke presents Heart and Soul, featuring Broadway royalty James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins in a concert spanning the history of R&B, just in time for Valentine's Day. The season closes with The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores, in which the 78 musicians of the orchestra take the stage to present iconic theme music from some of the biggest box office successes of the silver screen.
Love movies? Love the people who love them too? You'll find plenty of both at The New York Times Film Club. The club offers members tickets to their choice of 12 new preview screenings from among dozens presented annually.
Enjoy the Ride TM-With a guide! The only harbor cruise that lets you hop off, explore, then hop on again! Take an express trip from West 44th St. to Battery Park, then to South Street Seaport and across the East River to Brooklyn's DUMBO Fulton Ferry Landing-then back up to West 44th St.! Get amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge and visit New York's bustling waterfront neighborhoods along our guided tour! Additionally you can package your Hop-On/Hop-Off cruise with a visit to the national September 11 Memorial. As the select transportation partner of the 9/11 Memorial, free Memorial Visitor passes are offered with the purchase of a select Hop-On/Hop-Off Combo ticket. The timed visitor passes allow passengers to plan their visit to the 9/11 Memorial at a select time that coordinates with a designated boat departure. *Good for up to 4 people
Niño de Elche is a cantaor, a singer of flamenco, but not as we know it. He is a multidisciplinary artist and contemporary deconstructionist who combines flamenco singing and toque with performance art, poetry, improvisation, minimalism, singer-songwriting, rock, and electronics.
His latest, yet-untitled piece is informed by a wide breadth of Spanish musical styles and poetry such as classical zarzuela pieces, versions of Federico García Lorca's songs (such as the well-known "¡Ay, Carmela!"), the fandangos of Helios Gómez, the caracoles of Valcárcel Medina, and will include flamenco guitar, piano, synthesizers, and electronica.
The Fourth Light Project, the newest program of the highly acclaimed Persian-Middle Eastern-Indian electroacoustic supergroup Niyaz, is an immersive multimedia experience that combines live music and sacred whirling dance with interactive technologies and advanced projection and body-mapping techniques to create a dazzling visual spectacle. Niyaz, comprised of sublime vocalist-composer Azam Ali and multi-instrumentalist and composer Loga Ramin Torkian, seamlessly blends ancient Sufi poetry and folk songs from the Middle East to India, with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics.
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.
A dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert, this genre-bending music-theater hybrid starring Klezmer-folk sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees who arrived in Canada in 1908. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It's about refugees who get out before it's too late and those who get out after it's too late. And it's about looking into the eyes of God.
Take a city tour with On Location Tours, a one-of-a-kind company that takes you past the doorsteps of your favorite television and movie characters and real-life celebrities. Straddle fiction and reality while you shop, eat, drink, and dance at the sites you've seen on both the big and small screens!
All tours are led by local actors and actresses - so come prepared to sing along to your favorite theme songs and answer trivia questions!
Bus tours offered include: New York TV and Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hotspots, Sopranos Sites, and Gossip Girl Sites. Walking tours offered include: Central Park Movie Sites
Maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Head of Choral Studies at McGill University, leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Choir representing five countries in Maurice Duruflé's greatest choral masterpiece, Requiem, Op. 9. DCINY conductor James Meaders conducts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's legendary Requiem with choir and orchestra.
Vocals – Ricardo Ribeiro, Portuguese guitar – José Manuel Neto Fado guitar – Carlos Manuel Proença, bass guitar – Daniel Pinto
The resonant voice of the extraordinary fado singer Ricardo Ribeiro is as traditional as it comes: no pop sweetening, exotic embellishments, or rock and roll influences. Considered one of today's top male fado singers, his powerful, masterful voice is filled with emotion, and has earned him awards and international accolades.
Part tour and part show, The Ride is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that turns the streets of New York City into a stage. With stadium seating, 40 monitors, 3,000 LED lights, and surround sound, The Ride is the world's only moving theater. Its ensemble cast of singers, dancers, musicians, actors, and comedians appear along a 75-minute journey through Times Square and midtown Manhattan. These performers interact with RIDErs, engaging them through quizzes, facts, and shout-outs. At the same time, the RIDErs, who face sideways out of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, see Manhattan's iconic landmarks emerge in panoramic and vertical views. Students, adults, and seniors share this unforgettable NYC experience.
Created through the unique vision of vocalist and recording artist Rob Evan and maestro Randall Craig Fleischer, a pioneer in the fusion of symphonic rock and world music, Rocktopia delivers one-of-a-kind, spine-tingling musical arrangements with insanely talented lead vocalists, a five-piece rock band, an orchestra of 20, and a choir of 40.
Developed over eight years, Rocktopia is inspired by the idea that if Beethoven and Mozart were alive today, they would be rock stars. With extensive knowledge of both genres, Evan and Fleisher looked for common themes, potency, and emotional resonance in the songs before fusing them together to create explosive and moving new musical arrangements.
This is the "infamous" all-male singing sensation at the forefront of British a cappella, winners of the Voice Festival UK and more. In its third tour of the USA, the group of 12 presents a thrilling journey from the '70s to present day via the medium of music, humor, innovation, comedy, and, of course, dance moves and grooves — all in burgundy.
The original NYC dueling pianos show! An all request, rock n roll party featuring two of the top piano entertainers on the East Coast. Come singalong, dancealong, drinkalong and laughalong with all your favorite songs. A four hour, nonstop interactive show with roasts, games, toasts, shot giveaways and much more! From Billy Joel to Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, anything goes. For groups of 2, 20 or 200, bring your birthdays, bachelorettes and special occasions to Dueling Pianos!
Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multidimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity's greatest treasures — the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You'll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world's oldest art forms — classical Chinese dance — along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom.
Traditional Chinese culture — with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots — was displaced by Communism in China. Today, only the New York-based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage. And it's an experience that will take your breath away.
This undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements — they also strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mash-ups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of underused instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as the Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Joining them at this concert are guest stars who'll strip down and rock out.
Songs for a New World, the first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (created in collaboration with Daisy Prince), is a collection of powerful songs examining life, love, and the choices ordinary people make when faced with extraordinary moments. From the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to the ledge of a Fifth Avenue high-rise, all characters face a new world that follows the unique challenge they encounter.
Bruce Springsteen himself on his Broadway debut: "I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible. I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters, which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I've played in the last 40 years. My show is just me, the guitar, the piano, and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken; some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value."
Climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Get a close look at the magnificent stained glass windows and study the grand architecture of the nave while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a wonderful view of the Morningside Heights area of Manhattan. Space is limited to 20 people 12 years of age and older, and reservations are recommended.
New York's Busiest Comedy Club located in the Heart of Times Square.
All shows are 90 minutes long and feature 4-5 Comics + your Host (Featured Talent seen on MTV, Vh1, BET, Comedy Central and comedy clubs across the country).
Nightly Showtimes: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 (& 1:15am Friday and Saturday Nights Only)"
Featuring former members of Broadway's hit musical, Beatlemania, Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing audiences as close to a real Beatles concert as possible. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour, beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: The White Album, Abbey Road & Let It Be.
Strings Attached features four of New York City's premier six-string jazz masters on a single stage — Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Ron Affif, and Mark Whitfield. They join forces as Strings Attached for a uniquely spectacular show with special guest Peter Bernstein.
Symphonie Fantastique — the singularly inspired creation of designer, director, performer, and master puppeteer Basil Twist, set to the revolutionary 1830 score by composer Hector Berlioz — returns to New York City on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. Hailed as a creative masterpiece when it premiered, Symphonie Fantastique unfolds in the most unlikely of places — a 1,000 gallon water tank in which five unseen puppeteers swirl countless pieces of fabrics, feathers, fishing lures, flashlights, glitter, dyes, plastic, vinyl, and bubbles of all shapes and sizes, creating a dreamlike world of imagination and surreal storytelling. At the piano is Christopher O'Riley, who's been a soloist with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony. He's also the host of NPR's From the Top, now in its 15th year.
A one-day event dedicated to the vitality of Broadway, TEDxBroadway continues a long tradition of presenting a variety of speakers and topics to contribute to the overall question of the day: "What's the best Broadway can be?" This year's speakers include the following:
· Shakina Nayfack plays Lola on the Hulu comedy series Difficult People and is the founding artistic director of Musical Theatre Factory, where she has supported the development of over 100 new musicals, including an autobiographical rock musical about her gender confirmation titled Manifest Pussy.
· Michael Riedel is the theater columnist for the New York Post and host of On the Town with Michael Riedel on AM 970. His New York Times bestseller, Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway, won the Marfield Prize for nonfiction writing about the arts in 2016. Michael is a frequent guest on Imus in the Morning, the Mark Simone Show on WOR and the Tom Shillue Show on Fox News Radio. He's currently at work on a sequel to Razzle Dazzle.
· Shaina Taub is a New York-based songwriter and performer. Ars Nova's 2012 composer-in-residence and the winner of a Jonathan Larson Grant, she made her Lincoln Center solo concert debut in the center's 2015 American Songbook series. Currently, she's an artist-in-residence at Joe's Pub.
· David Yazbek's varied career as a recording artist, Emmy Award-winning TV and film writer, music producer, and pianist has led to him becoming one of Broadway's preeminent composer-lyricists. Three of his shows — The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown — have been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Score. He's also received three Grammy Award nominations and a Drama Desk Award. His most recent musical is The Band's Visit.
This benefit concert celebrates the 2002 Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Performing are multi-Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Tony winners Gavin Creel and Harriet Harris, and other original cast members. Creative team members Michael Mayer (director), Rob Ashford (choreographer), and Michael Rafter (musical director) helm the evening. With a book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, music by Jeanine Tesori, and lyrics by Scanlan, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002-03 season's most celebrated show, nominated for 12 Tonys and winning six, including Best Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Foster), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Harris), Best Costume Design (Martin Pakledinaz), Best Choreography (Ashford), and Best Orchestrations (Doug Besterman and Ralph Burns). This one-night-only benefit raises money for the Actors Fund, a human services organization that helps everyone in entertainment and performing arts.
Sometimes it's good to have a good laugh. But others it's even better to have a good scare. That's where Times Scare's Haunted House comes in. We're far too accustomed to enjoy haunted houses only when Halloween comes around. But throughout the year we're constantly seeking the same thrill, and the neighborhood bar certainly isn't going to cut it. The Haunted House at Times Scare is one experience that constantly keeps locals and visitors alike coming back for more. Just when you think you may know what lurks around the corner, there's always an even bigger surprise in store the next time you visit. Some of the most talented actors in the city are a part of this experience, and trust us when we say this, they're just dying to scare you.
Transport Group's 2018 gala benefit — A Toast to the Artist: Honoring Dick Scanlan — features performances by Brandon Victor Dixon, Harriet Harris, Beth Malone, Kathleen Marshall, Michael Mayer, Sherie Rene Scott, Ali Stroker, Jeanine Tesori, Aaron Weinstein, Betsy Wolfe, and the cast of Whorl Inside a Loop. This event honors the Tony Award-nominated librettist and director Dick Scanlan with the Transporting American Theatre Award.
In the long, rich history of family groups in American Roots music, the Chapin Family has a special place. Tom Chapin has a career that spans five decades, 25 albums, and three Grammy Awards. Lily and Abigail Chapin are singing, songwriting sisters known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. When this family of performers comes together, magic happens. Join us for a concert that will feature original and traditional songs, as well as a few songs by the late, great Harry Chapin.
Forty-five years after its original release, The Who's album Tommy — a classic rock classic — gets a bluegrass tribute. Composed as a rock opera by guitarist Pete Townshend, Tommy presents the life experience of a deaf, blind, and mute boy, including his relationship with his family. Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, an all-acoustic rendition of the album, reinvents the original while also respecting it. Conceived and produced by SXSW cofounder and longtime musician Louis Jay Meyers, the revamped album features The HillBenders, a bluegrass band based in Springfield, Missouri.
Top of the Rock is an experience in history and scenery that culminates with unparalleled views of New York City from the newly opened Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Center, in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Visit during the day to see the splendor of the city unfold beneath you or visit at night and see the city sparkle.
There's a certain peace at 70 stories above the city, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck was conceived with the express purpose of keeping that peace uninterrupted. Panels of fully transparent safety glass -- the only thing between visitors and the city -- are crystal clear for unobstructed, open-air viewing. A reserved-ticketing system is designed to ensure the deck is easily accessible and the experience is always amazing.
The view itself is unique and astonishing. Unobstructed for 360 degrees from the 70th floor, the breathtaking landscape stretches for miles in every direction. It includes a panorama of Central Park and the northern half of Manhattan that cannot be found anywhere else. New York's other landmarks are visible as well, including the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. It is, quite simply, the most spectacular view in New York City.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, open 365 days a year, is the ideal perch to watch the seasons unfold or simply to take in an amazing sunset.
DESIGNED FOR GUESTS OF EVERY AGE
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 365 days a year with the last elevator going up at 11 p.m.
NYC-Urbana hosts Urbana Poetry Slam, weekly poetry slams at the Bowery Poetry Club. NYC-Urbana is a quirky and eccentric series, and even though they've featured some of the biggest names in poetry - Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Galway Kinnell, Saul Williams, and almost every national slam champion - they remain warm and welcoming for all kinds of poetic voices: political, confessional, musical, and spiritual. The series has actually won the national poetry slam championship a record three times (1997, 2000, 2002.
The illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and popular repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, and holiday favorites.
Vivian Reed returns to Feinstein's / 54 Below with a brand-new show celebrating Lena Horne's 100th birthday. It includes some of Horne's standards, which get reinterpreted through Reed's unique arrangements and vocal stylings punctuated by narrative. Reed is accompanied by a four-piece band that plays piano, bass, drums, and guitar. The show, marked by Reed's vocal and emotional dynamics, is high-energy. Moreover, it comes from a personal place: Horne had an impact on Reed's life years ago, when Reed's career was being managed by Bobby Schiffman and Honi Coles. Come hear how Horne' s generosity touched Reed when she started out as a young artist.
The stories of Times Square, the infamous tales and the backstage secrets, are shared by our talented Walkin' Broadway Guides (when they are not working in a theater themselves!) The unique aspect of Walkin' Broadway - an Official Times Square Walking Tour is the voices of the very stars and personalities that have created your favorite shows. Over 40 famous personalities - including producers, actors, directors, designers, theater owners, and industry specialists - are woven into the tour. In addition to the magical voices that whisper secrets into your ears, you'll also hear music of Broadway shows. It will send chills down your spine and make you dance down the street!
Discover the secrets of your favorite neighborhood or museum on a Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt. You won't be collecting objects (put back that statue!) but searching for answers to tricky and humorous questions. You can decipher a message in the sky in Central Park, find out what to do with a "fun goon" in Chinatown, track ghosts in Greenwich Village, solve a murder mystery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and much more. No knowledge of any hunt location is required — you just need a sharp mind and a good pair of shoes.
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation's most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing group, anchored by brothers Billy, Ryan and Matthew McGuigan, perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. This is done through request cards that audience members fill out before the show. On those cards, audience members only needs to fill out three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song, and the reason they chose that song. The cards are collected and two minutes before the show begins, a set list is created based upon the songs chosen and the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening.
YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off Seven Epic Concerts with the Play for Peace Concert. The program for this very first concert of YPHIL's will include the World Premiere of Faruk Kanca's Ornament Overture, orchestra participant Yigit Karatas performing Édouard Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21, and famous cellist Gjilberta Luca soloing in the American Première of Nimrod Borenstein's Concerto for Violoncello and String Orchestra, Op. 56B. The evening will be conducted by Peter Breiner and will include blended Western and Eastern music traditions, adding ethnic instruments to symphony orchestra. Unique traditional instruments from Tunisia, South Africa, Korea, Turkey, Columbia, Nicaragua, and many more, will be heard along with violins, drums and piano.