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1989 [exit ghost] is a piece development with and about the so called 3rd Generation East - people in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties who were born in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Those representating this generation, together with actors of the same generation born in West Germany, perform this play under the direction of Romy Weyrauch to seek answers on philosophical and political questions in conjunction with the downfall of a socialist state and our current times of increased worsening global financial crisis.
The plot is based on Heiner Müllers' rehearsals of Hamlet/Maschine in 1989/90, and the rapidly changing political events outside the Deutsche Theater in Berlin. Snippets of the script, rehearsal notes of Heiner Müller and his assistant and dramaturg Stephan Suschke and documentary sources are incorporated in the production of 1989 [exit ghost].
Circling the globe and spinning circles around the competition, 360 Allstars showcases seven sensational champions on a single stage. Meet Pete, a professional trick BMX rider from Hungary, and check out the acrobatic stylings of Rhys, one of Australia's top cyr wheel artists. Cheer on a breakdance battle between two b-boys that will leave you wide-eyed, and welcome to the stage Basketball Man from the USA! Complex beats from an award-winning musician fuse with the rich harmonies of a chart-topping, live-looping beatboxer to leave you dizzy with Xtreme Xcitement.
After sold-out shows in San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and across the US and Canada, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody, is coming to the heart of Broadway.
Based on the novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, this sexy, hilarious romp has garnered standing ovations and critical raves across the land. Boasting a completely original score, huge laughs and standout performances, 50 Shades! The Musical is the wildest, funniest evening of comedy for both women and men, with plenty of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music).
Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble is pleased to return to the Baruch Performing Arts Center for a sixth year to share their unique sound of cross-cultural holiday arrangements in their performance of A Not So Silent Night
A Not So Silent Night is an interactive happening of holiday happiness, humor & harmony for the holiday season performed the only way The Heritage Ensemble knows how. It will take you on a wondrous winter journey that will warm your heart and lift your spirits with their unique mix of Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms with traditional melodies leaving you perfectly gift rapt!
Jackie Mason Lovechild Sheba Mason's Hilarious Musical on Jackie's ten-year Affair with her Bellydancing Mother; Ian Wehrle as Jackie Mason, Kevin Cusick as Wooley the Schlepalong.
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)
Accept "Except" LGBT NY is about the struggle for justice in America from slavery to modern day Gay Rights. It tells the story of two twenty-year olds brought together after being chased by angry mobs; a male from the plantation era (18th Century) and a female from the penitentiary era (21st Century). In December of 1865, the 13th Amendment transferred ownership of slaves and involuntary servants from private owners to government entities - from plantations to penitentiaries. Accept "Except" explores this one exception of the 13th Amendment.
Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), 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 video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew 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.
"The Accidental Pervert Will Arouse Your Socks Off!" - Village Voice
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, video, 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.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village area of New York!
• Award winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner 2013 BEST COMEDY Award in Panama City, Panama!
• Opening in Zurich, Switzerland and the Island of Malta 2014! 2015 premiers in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway!
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.
Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani reunite once again for the unique, international collaboration that is ADA: Author Directing Author. This year's theme is desire and each author will direct the other playwright's work centered around this most primal of emotions. These two US premieres create one wild, provocative and passionate evening of theatre.
Celebrating a tradition over a decade old, several of the Adirondacks' favorite musicians will delight audiences with a special holiday program for the whole family.
A live reading of an old time Sherlock Holmes radio mystery in which Holmes and Watson try to find out who is behind a series deaths while on vacation in the English countryside.
Strindberg's great classic, Miss Julie, is given a powerful and chilling makeover in this adaptation. The original play about power and sex and money and class is updated from the Nineteenth Century to an English country house in 1945, immediately after World War Two. We watch breathlessly the sexually charged cat and mouse game between the spoilt aristocrat Miss Julie and her rakishly handsome chauffeur John. Marber's adaptation is a thrilling tour-de-force of psychological and social drama. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart.
In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans' infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects. A world premiere from the author of Detroit, Airline Highway is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting.
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!
ALIVE! is about healing and the transformative power of story and song. The cast is comprised of everyday people ages 55 and over, from all walks of life, and represents everyone from hard working mothers to Grammy Award-winning artists. ALIVE! features a unique blend of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop music – songs that served as a soundtrack for this generation. Through the music and through authentic stories and testimonies, ALIVE! tells how it used to be, and how life could be going forward. Proving that it's never too late to live a dream, this cast is ALIVE! . . . and kickin.'
Follow the story of Joe Taylor, Jr. from cradle to early manhood in this loving and wise exploration of America's coming of age, as seen through the eyes of a young physician learning about the mysteries of life and death. Discover this little-known jewel of a show, long considered Rodgers and Hammerstein's most personal and groundbreaking work of musical theatre. This second installment of our Musical Theatre Initiative will once again be helmed by Tony Award-winning director John Doyle (Passion). Come and experience another musical masterpiece in a luminous staging by one of our greatest interpreters of the form.
"The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things" 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.
An American in Paris transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II into a new Broadway musical of romance, redemption and hope.
Andrea Kleine, an "enigmatic and eccentric" (The New York Times), "brainy, allusive Downtown artist" (Village Voice), whose work is "something like genius" (ArtVoice), has been absent from the stage for a decade. She resurfaces as the choreographer/filmmaker Yvonne Rainer and Rainer's lion-tamer-turned-dancer character "Kristina," transforming a verbatim talk show interview into an imaginary film recounting Kleine's journey of disappearance.
A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in 19th Century London. As the curtain rises, all appears the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness which masks more sinister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually the inspector restores Bella's confidence in herself and as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.
Tony-nominated Broadway star and multiple MAC Award winner Ann Hampton Callaway brings a new personal and inspiring show to 54 Below. Called Turning Points, the show explores the milestones of life as celebrated through song. Backed by The Ted Rosenthal Trio, Callaway sings classics from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, jazz and pop as well as songs the Platinum Award winning songwriter has penned.
Arlo was last at the Hall in 2008, joined by the Burns Sisters for a rousing and fun night of music. He returns solo this time, to fill the stage with the tales and anecdotes of a natural born storyteller, creating an evening of satire, laughs, social commentary, and great folk music.
Known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist, Arlo - an icon in his own right - is the eldest son of Marjorie Mazia Guthrie (a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company) and America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher/artist, Woody Guthrie. Arlo has had a distinguished and varied career spanning over fifty years.
THE ART OF THE BRICK, an exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya, is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world -- LEGO® bricks. The Discovery Times Square exhibit will be the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO® art ever and will feature brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya. Don't miss the show named 'One of CNN's Ten Global Must-See Exhibitions.'
#ARTBIRTH combines vaudevillian comedy with ARTPOP outrageousness. The premise is that Lady Gaga is pregnant and she is going to give birth in front of her most devoted fans. The concept behind Pregnant Gaga was birthed when Ms. Reich, a self professed single lesbian, starting undergoing infertility treatments and wondered, "What if Gaga was pregnant?" This hilarious, yet poignant romp through Gaga's fictional personal life, complete with dancing, singing and barfing, will revolutionize the way you think about babies, motherhood and life after birth. Come see her baby be Born This Way.
After Sunny walked out, Josh left the CIA and crawled into a bottle. Until tonight, when Josh wakes up from a bender in a windowless room. Someone has sold America's darkest secret, and it's up to Josh to get the traitor to confess. There's only one problem…he used to be married to her.
For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren returns to Broadway, and the throne, in a riveting new play by Peter Morgan, the writer of the Academy Award-nominated film, The Queen. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot), The Audience takes theatregoers behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with each of her Prime Ministers, from when she was a young mother to now as a Great Grandmother. From the Old Warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, through the charm offensive of Tony Blair right up to today's meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.
Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
The long-running Off-Broadway interactive show The Awesome 80s Prom has a new place to cut footloose this spring and summer!
The Awesome 80s Prom is the acclaimed interactive experience in the style of Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding set at Wanaget High's Senior Prom...in 1989! All your favorite characters from your favorite 80s movies are at the prom -- from the Captain of the Football Team to the Asian Exchange Student, from the Geek to the hottie Head Cheerleader -- and they're all competing for Prom King and Queen.
And just like on "American Idol," the audience decides who wins, all while moonwalkin' to great retro hits like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!"
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.
Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In Bad With Money he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem—or get rich trying.
The Band Wagon is a classic backstage musical: A washed-up Hollywood star trying to make a comeback by doing a Broadway show, a British director who is a genius but has no business directing a musical, a leading lady who's never done a show before, and a composer and a lyricist who are at each other's throats. All the things that could never happen in the New York theater today.
A new collection by the leading interpreter of song and worldwide acclaimed performer of Bob Dylan's work. Barb Jungr brings together her hardest hitting set to date of these two great music icons, featuring their political and philosophical songs in her contemporary arrangements.
"Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!" Rossini's razor-sharp musical wit shines through each scene of this fast-paced comedy. With the help of a wily barber, a strong-willed young woman outwits a lecherous old man in this eternally fresh comic masterpiece. From the first notes of one of the world's most famous overtures, all the way to the final curtain, you are sure to recognize many hit tunes. Please join us for what promises to be the ultimate evening of laughter and smiles.
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.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT HOMESTYLE BUFFET Great Bottomless Drink Specials Available
For those of you just tuning in, Thanksgiving is already in progress here at Wembly kitchen. The stands are nice and full, it's quite a crowd that's gathered. While a repeat of the Gravy Boat Episode of 1979 may not be in the offing, I think we can expect a flatware fumble or two, until everyone's in a turkey stupor, contemplating pie. And all the while a Herd of Great GrandBabies is amassing under the table in this dark and witty exploration of how family is played, over time and memory and through generations.
Winner of 2 Tony Awards!
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, 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.
A number of $40.00 tickets will be made available for each performance, for purchase day-of at the box office. Tickets are subject to availability and patrons are limited to two rush tickets per person.
Set in the mountains of Connemara in the West of Ireland, this eerily gothic comedy tells the story of Maureen Folan, a lonely spinster in early middle age, and her domineering mother, who desperately tries to destroy her daughter's one chance for love and happiness. The tempestuous struggle sets in motion a chain of events that lead to the play's shocking final scene. McDonagh brings his exceptional gifts of uncanny observation and savage humor to this brilliant work.
What happens when a lonely exterminator – hell-bent on avenging her mother's bedbug-related death – tries to eradicate all bedbugs from NYC?? Mass mutation and mayhem!!!
Not since Little Shop and Rocky Horror has a sci-fi musical rocked audiences with such an electric, tune-filled score.
On the eve of the New York City Democratic Primary, Chris Connor, a brilliant young campaign manager, is getting slammed by dirty tricks from his political opponent and faces such questions.
Does he retaliate? Two years have been spent in preparation for this election. How far is he willing to go? Chris and his team wrestle over this until unexpected events change everything.
While Dickinson found solace in solitude through much of her life, acclaimed playwright William Luce weaves her poems, diaries, and letters into a one-woman portrait of one of America's greatest and most prolific poets, mixing Dickinson's encounters with close friends and family with the poet's own, often amusing observations.
Come on down to Bear Country where the Berenstain Bears are starring in an exciting, new production, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical. Papa Bear can't stop eating junk food, Brother Bear's grades are slipping, and Sister Bear still has a lot to learn about talking to strangers. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. After all, this is one bear tree house where family truly matters!
Now on sale through April, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.
Each performance features a FREE Berenstain Bears post-show dance party, face painting and photos with the Berenstain Bears."
Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening to benefit the Humane Society of New York will feature Broadway stars including Sutton Foster, Laura Osnes, Christian Borle, Hugh Panaro, Taylor Richardson, John Bolton and Julia Murney, on November 9 at New World Stages. Hosted and with Music Direction by Seth Rudetsky, Best in Shows will be presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni.
City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the Landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed — and the Church won't leave him alone. For ex-cop and recent widower Walter "Pops" Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum in this dark comedy from the Tony nominated author of The Motherf*ucker with the Hat and Jesus Hopped the A Train. For Pops and Junior, it seems the Old Days are dead and gone — after a lifetime living Between Riverside and Crazy.
Acclaimed UK singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, explore the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favorite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia (whose album "The Songs of Dory Previn" was voted Top Ten Albums of 2012 by Sunday Times) roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation, sweet revenge and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today.
A whip-smart comedy charting the birth of the film noir genre, follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt "Double Indemnity" for the silver screen. Set in 1940's Hollywood, Billy & Ray is the true story of how two brilliant and thorny artists battled the Hollywood censors and each other to create a groundbreaking movie classic.
The production transfers to the Actors Temple Theater, following a successful run at St. Luke Theatre.
Layon Gray's historical drama Black Angels Over Tuskegee is based on true events. Six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Blank! The Musical, the power to build your dream Broadway show is in your hands. Bring your friends, get out your smartphone, and vote with the audience to fill in the blanks. Choose a title. Write lyrics. Compose the score. Then it's curtain time and away we go...watch in awe as the stars bring your musical to life on the spot, right before your eyes, complete with show-stopping singing, dazzling dancing, and a little help from a Tony Award®-winning design team. Will you write the next Wicked, Les Miz, or Book of Mormon? The results are always hilarious. A night at the theater has never been so much fun!
Formed in the 1930's, The Blind Boys of Alabama have won five Grammys and four Gospel Music. Their loose definition of gospel music allows their repertoire to include rock, pop, blues, funk and folk (and everything in between)! The Blind Boys of Alabama aren't merely a group of singers borrowing from decades-old gospel traditions; rather, they are themselves the group who helped define and cement those traditions during the course of the twentieth century and well into the twenty-first.
Bloowst windku, by choreographer Rebecca Davis, is a sculpture that is performed. The familiar is rendered strange as three performers shift with dream-like logic from basic pedestrian movement to highly abstracted forms within an equally mutable sound score by Zach Layton. Materials collected over three years are joined to create a structure that literally envelops the audience.
It's new. It's cool. Blue Man Group has updated its New York show. Taking a closer look at the technology that both surrounds and isolates us, Blue Man Group showcases technogeek ingenuity while uniting the audience in primal, collective exhilaration. Signature Blue Man Group moments combine with breathtakingly fun new pieces for an explosive evening of entertainment.
The silent, inquisitive Blue Man character was the brainchild of three forward-thinking friends - Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink - who pooled their multifarious talents and interests to create a theatrical presentation that was completely new.
The Cathedral invites you to a dramatic reading of Joan Didion's evocative memoir Blue Nights, a follow up to her National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking. Performed by acclaimed actress Vanessa Redgrave and told in Didion's trademark poignant prose, the evening is sure to be a unique experience. Guest artist Jimmy Owens, 2012 NEA Jazz Master and leader of Jimmy Owens Plus, will take part in the program on the trumpet-flugelhorn. The evening will be a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Cathedral Community Cares.
This one-of-a-kind event will feature Bobby's extraordinary improvisational skills as he is joined by several New York City-based African musicians. These artists will come together, meeting for the first time ever on the Whitman Theatre stage to create a totally original and unique concert. Only those present can know what will happen. Bobby Meets Africa in New York is produced by Linda Goldstein/Original Artists.
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, four-time 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 is written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time 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.
A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through the lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $32.00 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.
Life Is is a musical celebration of the legendary Broadway songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, the creators of more than a dozen hit Broadway shows, including Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Steel Pier, Curtains and, most recently, The Scottsboro Boys.
Brian d'Arcy James "Under The Influence"
Award-winning Broadway leading man (Shrek, Titanic, Next to Normal, NBC's Smash)
An eclectic program of pop and Broadway, James interprets songs from Squeeze to Shrek, Genesis to Hamlisch and a lot more in between. With this ever evolving show James continues to surprise and entertain while remaining forever UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
Brian d'Arcy James - Under The Influence Award-winning Broadway leading man (Shrek, Titanic, Next to Normal, NBC's Smash)
An eclectic program of pop and Broadway, James interprets songs from Squeeze to Shrek, Genesis to Hamlisch and a lot more in between. With this ever evolving show James continues to surprise and entertain while remaining forever under the influence.
Erica meets Vicki. Vicki marries Erica. Lives collide. Rewind. Pause. Fast forward. A kaleidoscopic new play about love, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make a life together.
Brierpatch Productions on behalf of VH Theatrical Development Foundation presents: The Brightness of Heaven
A new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen
Directed by Ludovica Vilar-Hauser
The Kilgannons are a typical Irish family in 1974 Buffalo. However, the world is changing fast, the generation gap is widening, and the future is up for grabs. Will the Kilgannons find the serenity to accept the things they cannot change and the wisdom to know that what needs changing most is sitting around the dinner table? THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN is a witty drama about Family, Faith, and the ties that bind - sometimes too tightly.
October 16 - December 14
*Wednesday - Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 3pm & 7pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tuesday performances: October 21 & 28, November 25
*No performance: October 31, November 27
Scott Siegel's critically acclaimed Broadway Ballyhoo!, which regularly features great Broadway and nightclub stars in New York City, makes its debut at 54 Below!
This ever-changing musical variety show, soon to begin its third year of performances, will play 54 Below every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30pm.
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!
A Night of Broadway Hits in Concert!
A Night of Broadway Hits in Concert!
Program to include selections from Bernstein's West Side Story, Bock's She Loves Me, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, and Stephen Sondheim's Follies.
Pentatonix's Kirstin Maldonado and other outstanding artists from the worlds of Broadway, television, film and other mediums will come together on for the fourth annual Broadway Unlocked Give Back Concert an interactive, livestreamed benefit concert celebrating the work of the Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2014-15 music series. This year's lineup includes 60th Anniversary Season opener Bobby McFerrin, a holiday concert by Sweet Honey in the Rock, South Africa's Lady Smith Black Mambazo, a tribute to Woody Guthrie by the Klezmatics, a cappella superstars Take 6, and Eddie Palmieri performing with his Latin Jazz Septet. These musical events reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated. The season also features children's concerts by Black Violin and Nick Jr. favorites Hot Peas 'N Butter.
brownsville song (b-side for tray) moves fluidly through time as the family of Tray, a spirited 17 year-old whose life is cut short, navigate their grief and find hope together.
The Bullpen is an 18-character play written and performed by Joe Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. A man is arrested, arraigned and put on trial for a crime he claims he did not commit. Consequently he is judged by two systems of jurisprudence – one a jury of his peers in an actual courtroom and the other the fascinating and hilarious denizens of the bullpen in which he is being held. Mr. Assadourian mercurially transforms from character to character and court to court as the play steamrolls toward both verdicts that literally range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
The ButtCracker is a comical, parody, pseudo musical "danc-ical" play set in modern day New York City, loosely spoofing not only the story of the Nutcracker ballet but also all of the popular dance/movies/television shows spanning the last few decades. Juxtaposing the themes of Footloose, Dirty Dancing, Fame, Flashdance, and many others, the plot creates the antics of "Crashdance," "Prancing with the Stars," "Cutloose," "Lord of the Pants," and "Saturday Night Beaver," in an uproarious journey including men in tights and Tutu's, dueling ballerinas, and disco fever gone awry. This show leaves you wondering, WAS it just a dream or did something "funny" happen on the way to the ballet?
Hurricane Sandy has just ravaged the lifelong home of Marty and Mary Murphy. But the storm has ripped apart more than just the walls: with their neighbors too devastated to stay, the couple's beloved Staten Island community is in danger of disappearing forever. Determined to rebuild, Marty wages a campaign to save his neighborhood and his home, but when the Murphys' sons arrive to help their parents dig out, past betrayals come rushing to the surface.
With fierce compassion and poignant humor, By the Water reminds us that the very powers that tear us apart can also bring us together.
Nominated for 2 Tony Awards!
Returning to the Broadway stage for the first time since its 1998 revival the multiple Tony Award winning hit Cabaret returns! Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine, My Week With Marilyn) makes her Broadway debut as Sally in this production directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty), co-directed by Rob Marshall (Nine and Chicago, the films) and starring Alan Cumming as the Emcee (Broadway's Macbeth).
Fresh from London's West End, this swinging show tells the story of the legendary New York jazz venue – the first racially integrated club in the city, and the hottest ticket in town. It was "the wrong place for the right people." From its idealistic beginnings to its demise in the 'Red Scare' of the late 1940s, Cafe Society hosted stars including Lena Horne, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, and Billie Holiday. Stellar vocalists and a top-flight band bring this true story to life.
NYC's premiere comedy nightclub, Cartolines on Broadway presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national stand-up circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design, and can accommodate over 250 people. 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.
There is a two drink minimum for all shows
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, feature a line-up 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.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will feature new 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.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will also include some new, 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.
Han Ong's Chairs and a Long Table follows a group of Asian American actors in New York City as they prepare to attend a conference addressing racial discrimination in the casting of a classic Chinese play, where the two lead characters have been cast with non-Asian actors.
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.
Join the miraculous Charlotte and the lovable Wilbur in E.B. White's ever-popular tale of bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.
Set in a small town in Pennsylvania, a young woman returns home to the scene of the horrible events that changed the course of her life forever. As she searches for a way to make peace with her past, new revelations and unexpected reunions clash with her memories of her childhood. She's forced to face the painful truth and begins to realize; that even though life dealt her a losing hand, there might still be a chance to turn it around; it all depends on how she plays her cards.
One of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide for more than twenty-five years. In their Celtic Christmas program, the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols, such as "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Silent Night," in arrangements that highlight the group's unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular stepdancing.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxy shoots her lover Fred, she employs the unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn to get her 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 the 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.
RUSH TICKET POLICY: A limited number of $26.50 rush tickets are available for purchase (cash only) at the box office only, on the day of each performance. There is a limit of two rush tickets per person.
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.
In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for – with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed — to have the chance to dance. A Chorus Line revolutionized Broadway, becoming the longest running musical in New York theater history, breaking records, winning nine Tony Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, the New York Critics' Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
After a triumphant run last fall, Christine Andreas returns to 54 Below with a brand new evening of song. Love Is Good is Christine's most personal show…. Together with her husband, award-winning composer Martin Silvestri, Christine has fashioned a warm, witty, and beautiful evening of music drawn from the American songbook and Broadway. The program will also include some very personal original songs, performed with an energy that can only evolve with the intimacy of a 22-year-old musical relationship!
Originally conceived for a command performance at the White House in the intimate setting of the presidential living room, Christine and Martin have created a sophisticated, romantic evening crafted to show the power of brilliant lyrics set to unforgettable melodies…Rodgers & Hart, Lerner & Loewe, Gershwin, Piaf, and a few surprises that we promise will lighten your spirit and make your heart sing!
Two-Time Tony Award Winner (42nd Street, Grey Gardens) and star of TV and film, Christine Ebersole brings her acclaimed new concert Big Noise From Winnetka to Landmark on Main Street's Spotlight Gala.
Staged in 1843. Enter the world of the supernatural when the ghost of Jacob Marley visits his old business partner Ebenezer Scrooge. Marley's ghost has been sent to warn Scrooge that he must change his miserly ways or suffer for his actions throughout eternity. When Scrooge refuses to believe Marley is real, Marley sends three ghosts to "show Scrooge the mistakes he has made, is making, and will make." Outrageously bold, comedic ghosts enter Scrooge's house during the night and take him on a mystical and transformational journey.
There is light audience participation and audience members are encouraged to sing along to the Christmas Carols we all know and love such as Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Oh Holy Night, Deck the Halls, Joy to the World, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and many more.
'Tis the season for merriment and fun! Catch the holiday spirit with Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and all the rest in our heart-warming musical based on the Charles Dickens classic.
John Kevin Jones brings A Christmas Carol's ghosts, graveyards, greed, and redemption to life in the manner of Charles Dickens himself. Based on Dickens' own performance text of A Christmas Carol, Summoners Ensemble has crafted a work of captivating storytelling that highlights Dickens' stunning narrative imagery and wry humor.
This toy-puppet theatre extravaganza is a new take on Charles Dickens' classic with a few twists and digressions. Into the familiar story is woven a surprising and delightful blend of English, Jewish, African, American and Czech winter rituals, customs and holiday songs, all performed by over three dozen marionettes ranging in size from four to twenty-four inches as well as found objects and toys. Mr. Horejs operates the whole cast of puppets, backed up by a live chorus: Czech, English, Hebrew & Swahili songs are performed by an "a capella monumentale" choir of Judith Barnes and Hayden DeWitt. The piece is still set in Old London, but with Czech accents. Imagine that the familiar tale was told to you not by an English serial novelist, but by your Czech grandmother.
Perfect for the holidays, A Christmas Memory is an elegant, heart-warming, musical celebration of a traditional Southern Christmas. Set in Alabama in 1933, Memory tells the story of young Buddy, who is being raised by three eccentric cousins, and their last, precious Christmas together at home. As Buddy and his cousin Sook gather ingredients for their World-Famous Christmas Fruitcake (with one to be delivered to the Roosevelts in the White House!), we are drawn back into a sweet world of innocence… of a warmth and emotion that has all but disappeared.
The Christmas Show at the St. George Theatre is a two-hour, high energy, rhinestone-studded series of songs and dances. The production includes such popular tunes as "We Need a Little Christmas," "Let it Snow" and "Silver Bells" as well as spiritual numbers including "O Holy Night" and "Go Tell It on the Mountain." Enjoy scenes from the North Pole to Central Park, Lincoln Center to Time Square!
America's #1 Christmas movie comes to life on stage as a hilarious holiday musical. Based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd, A Christmas Story, The Musical! chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way towards the holiday gift of his dreams — a Red Ryder Action Air Rifle BB Gun. (You'll shoot your eye out kid!") A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a double-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between young Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical!
This marks the Broadway debut of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved musical, Cinderella. Originally written for television as a star vehicle for Julie Andrews in 1957, Cinderella was been revived for television twice: in 1965 Lesley Ann Warren starred in the title role and in 1997 R&B star Brandy played Cinderella opposite Whitney Houston (who was also the executive producer) as the Fairy Godmother.
With an updated book by Douglas Carter Beane, Cinderella is based on the timeless fairy tale of the same name. It tells the story of a shy young girl who wants to go to the ball to meet her prince, but is prevented from going by her wicked stepmother and ugly stepsisters. But, with a little magic from her fairy Godmother, the impossible happens and Cinderella transforms into the belle of the ball. The score features hummable classics like "In My Own Little Corner", "A Lovely Night", "Ten Minute Ago" and "Impossible."
Our larger than life production of the classic fairy tale is set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev and brings to the stage dancers, puppets, a fifteen foot-tall Fairy Godmother and a twenty-foot-long Magic Dragon! Dancers become winged horses and party guests become baby mice in this fabulous program.
Direct from Beijing! Breathtaking Skill and Acrobatics that will keep you at the edge of your seat!
Join CSC Associate Director and Tony Award winner John Doyle as he takes a look back at the legendary work of Chita Rivera. Doyle and Rivera will discuss the stage and film star's six-decade career in which she became the first Latino American to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a nine-time Tony Award nominee.
All day long Farmer Brown hears "click, clack, moo…" the cows are typing and protesting their working conditions! A hilariously "moo-ving" musical about compromise, based on the award-winning book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
#CLOUD$ is a modern take on Aristophanes' Clouds which confronts the "value" of a liberal arts education, emotionally, intellectually…but mostly monetarily. When Strepsiades' daughter, Mustang Sally, refuses to enroll at Barnard, Strepsiades decides to go in her place, and meets the magnanimous Socrates and his smitten Clouds. When Strepsiades' dream to be edified by Socrates in the niceties of intellectual discourse (or, for regular people, to learn to talk all fancy-like) doesn't work out the way he planned, Strepsiades forces Sally to go, because she, unlike him, is still a moldable youth. When Sally returns from her time at Barnard, seeking a Masters in Art History rather than a JD, her father, overwhelmed by the pressure to pay back his and her student debt, decides to take matters into his own hands.
Created especially for families with children ages five to ten, 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.
ComedySportz is one of the fastest, funniest, and cleanest comedy shows in NYC. The all-ages event has two teams of comedy improv players going head-to-head for the love, laughter, and applause of the audience. In each ComedySportz NYC improv show, a referee guides the players through a gauntlet of improv songs, scenes, and games, bestowing points and calling fouls along the way. In the end, one team will win the coveted trophy and title of New York Comedy Champion!
The Eugene O'Neill stage direction adventure that The New York Times called "Great fun" and "an impish illustration of how lively entertainment can be created from theatrical spare parts" continues with both volumes running in rep for the first time ever at BST. By removing the dialogue and stripping the plays down to pure action, O'Neill's eloquent yet obsessive and often controlling stage directions become a rip-roaring physical comedy.
One relationship. Infinite possibilities. An explosive new play about the boundless potential of a first encounter, free will, and friendship.
When Nick Payne's Constellations opened at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in January 2012 under the direction of Michael Longhurst, it was hailed by London and New York critics. The Daily Telegraph called it "playful, intelligent, and bursting with ideas with a powerful undertow of emotion" and The Independent declared it "dazzling, exhilarating, and extraordinary." The New York Times said "This superb play gets into your head and under your skin," and The New Yorker said "Constellations is at once eloquent, mysterious, witty, and brilliant." The play subsequently transferred to the West End and won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play and received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Play.
The Cottage is a rollicking farce inspired by the works of Noel Coward. Set in the English countryside in 1923, this tale of sex, betrayal and, oh yes, love, unfolds when Sylvia Van Kipness decides to expose her love affair to her husband and her lover's wife. The true meanings of fate, identity and marriage are called into question as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous—and potentially murderous—romantic comedy.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies (Times Stands Still) returns to Broadway with his tenth MTC production, a new comedy about a deeply dramatic family.
Tony and Emmy winner Blythe Danner (The Commons of Pensacola) stars as Anna Patterson, the matriarch of a brood of famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists who have gathered at their Berkshires summerhouse during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. But when the weekend takes an unexpected turn, everyone is forced to improvise… inciting a series of simmering jealousies, a flurry of romantic outbursts and a bout of passionate soul-searching.
Inspired by Chekhov's pastoral comedies, this witty and compelling new play provides a piercing look at a family of performers coming to terms with the roles they play in each other's lives. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (The Columnist) directs.
Cry, Trojans! originated as a co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company of Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare's Trojan War play. The Wooster Group has further adapted the collaboration independently, concentrating on the Trojan side of the story: the corruption of sincere love and the downfall of a noble hero.
In this delightful new musical, George ends up on a mission to help Chef Pisghetti's meatballs win a world-famous competition. This adventure takes him to Rome, where he enters the Golden Meatball Contest. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled story in which he learns more about Rome - and meatballs than he'd ever imagined!
Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
11 Grand Guignol plays directed by 11 Flea Resident Directors.
These turn of the century French plays – graphic, amoral horror entertainment – will be grouped in 2 to 3 play evenings. Audience members are invited to vote on each group and the winners will take part in an extended run in January.
Performances are divided into 4 groups: Gore plays September 23-October 5, Cruelty plays October 14-25, Night Terror plays November 18-December 3, and Lust plays December 9-22.
Set in Dublin in the 1960s, Da is Hugh Leonard's Tony-winning classic memory play. Charlie returns to his childhood home after his father's funeral only to find the stubborn patriarch's ghost unwilling to leave the house. As Charlie rummages through his father's belongings, he surrenders to his own memories, both hilarious and wrenching, as the complexity of his upbringing comes alive before his eyes.
Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances. In 2011, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed her to be "one of the greatest singers of all time" and that certainly rings true. Perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: "Darlene Love is Rock N' Roll!"
David Burtka earned raves for his work in New York theatre in both plays and musicals, including the role of Tulsa in the 2003 Broadway revival of Gypsy -- but the call of the West Coast pulled him away for nearly a decade. Back and back for good, David is ready to leave a new impression on the New York scene. Director Neil Patrick Harris has taken the conventional cabaret structure and turned it upside down, creating a show unlike anything that has been seen before. Add the musical direction of Seth Rudetsky and you're in for something special. Funny yet emotional, energetic yet raw Burtka, David will be a night to remember at 54 Below.
Aunt Missy has the perfect present for her neice's wedding: a brand new tan Corolla. But given her Chronic Foot Condition, her nephew Loomer has to drive it down I-95 from Maine to Florida. And thus ensues this mad-cap road trip with serial killers, cults, emo poets, first-time homosexuals and noir private detectives. And crabs.
It's going to be the trip of a lifetime, provided you make it out alive.
Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning masterpiece towers above the dramatic landscape as a beloved American classic. In a role irresistible to the likes of Lee J. Cobb, Dustin Hoffman, Brian Dennehey and Philip Seymour Hoffman, tired and aging Willy Loman pursues in vain the fading and elusive American Dream. An exploration of failure and success; vulnerability and bravado, this poignant and moving story of love, friendship, pride and betrayal is not to be missed.
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!
In A Delicate Balance, Agnes (Glenn Close) and Tobias (John Lithgow), a long-married couple, must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year-old daughter (Martha Plimpton) after the collapse of her fourth marriage, and give shelter to their best friends (Bob Balaban and Clare Higgins), all the while tolerating Agnes' alcoholic sister Claire (Lindsay Duncan).
Godlight Theatre Company celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the world premiere adaptation of James Dickey's novel, Deliverance. Four friends embark on a three-day canoe trip down a wild section of a river in the heartland of Georgia. On the morning of the second day, a mildly adventurous canoe trip explodes into a nightmare of horror and murder.
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the new musical comedy that's anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to New York City – and fairy tales will never be the same!
Disgraced is the story of a successful Muslim-American lawyer and his wife -- an artist influenced by Islamic imagery -- enjoying their comfortable and successful life on New York's Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come to dinner, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone's relationships and beliefs about race and identity in shards.
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!
Featuring the finest in female and celebrity impersonation. Get up close and personal with your host, Joan Rivers, and her guests Madonna, Dolly Parton, Celia Cruz, Liza Minelli, and our honorary diva, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson!
A pact with the devil brings boundless knowledge and endless gratification. There's just one little catch…
Join Chris Noth as he teams up with director Andrei Belgrader to tackle Christopher Marlowe's ever-irreverent Doctor Faustus, which remains as ahead of its time today as it was when it first scandalized audiences some four hundred years ago.
Doctor Zhivago is an epic romance set during the final days of Czarist Russia, the First World War and the chaos of the Russian revolution. Raised as an aristocrat, Zhivago is a political idealist, physician and poet whose life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov, and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky. Doctor Zhivago celebrates the strength of love and art, in the face of political oppression, war and revolution.
Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit.
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," the membership invites audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with one actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare story in sixty minutes. The results are messy, outrageous, and the evening devolves into debauchery.
The World Premiere musical adaptation of Edward the Second is a radically realized – yet faithful-in-spirit – adaptation by Lance Hewett and Bryan Williams.
Featuring a diverse and dynamic contemporary score, in turn lyrical and dramatic, this is a tempestuous, tilted, true-life love quintet involving not just the medieval King Edward II who lost his throne and his life for his "favourite" Piers Gaveston – married to his niece Margaret -- but also his vengeful Queen, Isabella, who invades England with her scheming lover Roger Mortimer. Set in a time when a queen's adultery was treason and same-sex relations heresy punishable by death, and when the "holy chains of matrimony" turned women into property "bred to breed their husbands heirs" (is it a wonder Margaret chose Gaveston over the brutal warlords coveting her fortune?), this story is as daring and controversial now as when Marlowe penned it.
Two-time Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) returns to Broadway in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award®-winning classic, The Elephant Man. Directed by Tony nominee Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), this captivating new production also stars Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April, Shutter Island) and Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, The Winslow Boy).
Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man (Cooper) whose severe disfigurement made him a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr. Treves (Nivola) takes Merrick under his care at the London Hospital, he discovers that beneath this shocking exterior lies a brilliant mind and an unshakable faith. Soon all of Victorian high society becomes fascinated by Merrick, especially the beautiful actress Mrs. Kendal (Clarkson). But with his new life comes new complexity… and as Merrick's condition grows more severe, a "normal" life begins to seem all but impossible.
Named for a German poem found in a journal of Eric Harris, Nathaniel Sam Shapiro's play The Erlkings recounts the days leading up to the Columbine murders. Taken from public records and personal journals, Shapiro weaves together scenes from the lives of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold as they plan one of the most horrific killing sprees in U.S. history.
Performer Sandra Bernhard appears in her own one-of-a-kind live show that sharply blends theatre, rock-n-roll, and stand-up with a little burlesque and cabaret. Bernhard's live in-your-face performing combines her hysterical insight, outspoken views, and outrageous mouth, along with her band The Flawless Zircons
- Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken's voice, 5. Rollercoasters. In Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we will go for those we love.
Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Midwestern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way back through the world of fashion that won't give her size a second look. Sipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep.
Eva Perón used her smarts and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. Evita tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."
Recently celebrating 20,000 performances in NYC- The romantic, funny "boy meets girl" tale, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow El Gallo 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. The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances! Call 212-921-7862 for details.
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Jo Bonney
Featuring Sterling K. Brown, Louis Cancelmi, Peter Jay Fernandez, Jeremie Harris, Russell G. Jones,Jenny Jules, Ken Marks, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tonye Patano, and Julian Rozzell Jr.
Presented in association with American Repertory Theater
Pulitzer Prize winner and The Public's Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog, The Book of Grace) continues her longstanding relationship with The Public Theater with Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), a devastatingly beautiful, dramatic work set over the course of the Civil War.
Jo Bonney (Small Engine Repair, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) directs this moving and haunting drama comprising three plays presented in a single performance. In Part 1, "A Measure of the Man," Hero, a slave who is accustomed to his master's lies, must now decide whether to join him on the Confederate battlefield in exchange for a promise of freedom. Part 2, "A Battle in the Wilderness," follows Hero and the Colonel as they lead a captured Union soldier toward the Confederate lines as the cannons approach. In Part 3, "The Union of My Confederate Parts," the loved ones Hero left behind question whether to escape or wait for his return -- only to discover that for Hero, freedom may have come at a great spiritual cost.
Fish in the Dark is a comedy about a death in the family starring and written by Larry David, the creator and star of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and co-creator of Seinfeld.
Fish in the Dark will mark Larry David's Broadway debut.
Flak House tells the story of the heroic young men who fought World War II in the air high over Hitler's Germany, and the women who nursed their combat fatigue, helping them to be able to fly again with a week's stay in a Flak House. With original music reminiscent of the 40's as well as great dancing of the era- -and a love story that could only take place in war-time.
The book, music and lyrics to Flak House are written by Robert L. Hecker, who fought in WWII as a Lt. Colonel.
Galapagos Art Space's weekly spectacular Floating Kabarette continues into its' 21st straight season! Hosted by the inimitable Bastard Keith, who introduces a weekly rotating cast of NYC's Hottest Talent, including Aerialists, Burlesquers, Jugglers, Dancers, and much more! A whirlwind 2.5 hour spectacle that is sure to leave a lasting impression, Floating Kabarette is also a premiere club night and equally fun for dates, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties and more. Set in an operatic theatre positioned over a 5,000 gallon reflecting pool, expect an evening full of sexy surprises, terrifying stunts, and extreme skill unlike any other, filled with great music both current and classic.
Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl, Diary of a Worm, Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig, Horace & Morris But Mostly Dolores, Kitten's First Full Moon, Lilly's Big Day and Paper Bag Princess.
This musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Night's Dream, is part of The Conquer Your ShakesFEAR Series. Fools In Love is intended to introduce children to Shakespeare, and according to The New York Times, it does the job with exaggeration and pure silliness. The comedy is set in the era of "Happy Days" and poodle skirts, in a California town called West Athens, where four teenagers hang out at a diner and discuss their romantic problems and plans. Hermia loves Lysander but is being pressured to marry Demetrius. On the sidelines, Helena pines for Demetrius, who finds her completely unappealing and tells her so. Conceived by Sarah Rosenberg and Luis Reyes Cardenas and adapted by Sarah Rosenberg, they have kept Shakespeare's language (accented with an occasional "huh?" or "oh, all right"), letting young theatergoers grasp meaning through context.
The Latin-flavored '80s Dance Music Sensation!
Book by Itamar Moses
Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman
Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin
Based upon the novel by Jonathan Lethem
Choreographer Camille A. Brown
Featuring Ken Barnett, Kyle Beltran, Adam Chanler-Berat, André De Shields, Carla Duren, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jahi Kearse, Kevin Mambo, Malaiyka Reid, Noah Ricketts, David Rossmer, Conor Ryan, Kristen Sieh, Britton Smith, Brian Tyree Henry, Akron Watson, Alison Whitehurst, and Juson Williams
A co-production with Dallas Theater Center
Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews, 4000 Miles), based on the acclaimed novel by Jonathan Lethem, the soaring new musical The Fortress of Solitude makes its World Premiere at The Public this fall with a dynamite creative team including composer/lyricist Michael Friedman (Love's Labour's Lost, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and bookwriter Itamar Moses ("Boardwalk Empire," The Four of Us).
The Fortress of Solitude is the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond — of black and white, soul and rap, block parties and blackouts, friendship and betrayal, comic books and 45s. And the story of what would happen if two teenagers obsessed with superheroes believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly…
The Fortress of Solitude is supported in part by the National Fund for New Musicals, a program of National Alliance for Musical Theatre, with funding from Stacey Mindich Productions – www.namt.org.
Found is an original musical based on scores of surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been "found" in the real world by every-day people. Inspired by actual events, the show follows Davy who, along with his two best friends, is lost and broke. When he finds a strangely revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else, it sparks an outlandish idea that finds him and his compatriots on a wild, comedic journey. By bringing a host of real notes and letters from Davy Rothbart's popular Found Magazine to irreverent theatrical life, this raucous and insightful new musical tells a story of ambition, betrayal and loyalty while celebrating the weirdness in all of us.
Fountain of Youth is about two friends that get sidetracked helping an old woman face reality.
Fountain of Youth is one of the 10-minute chapters from the 10-play series that portray these two friends traveling through various adventures as they attempt to find their way back home in settings that are both real and imaginary.
The Little Orchestra Society, in association with New York City Center, presents a new program based on stories about our planet inspired by ancient and timeless animal fables from around the globe. Choreographer Karole Armitage's work fuses ballet and modern dance with the stunning theatricality of Cirque du Soleil.
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?
Hosted by comedian Marc Zakarin
Pronounced "a beautiful, heartbreaker of a musical" by the New York Times, Fun Home is a fresh, bold and original musical based on Alison Bechdel's autobiographical, best-selling graphic novel. After her father dies unexpectedly, Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. Named "Best Musical of the Year" by the New York Times, New York Magazine, Daily News and more, Fun Home is a daring and innovative work about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot
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.
Hailed by David Letterman/The Late Show, as "The greatest bubble artist in the world," 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, was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid. His performances have been broadcast worldwide, including Cirque du Soleil and The David Letterman Show.
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!
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
When Monty Navarro, a disinherited relative of the rich and powerful D'Ysquith clan, learns he's ninth in line to inherit the earldom, he sets out to secure his future by, er, process of elimination. Each of the eight heirs perilously standing in the way of Monty's fortune are played by Tony® Award-winner Jefferson Mays, in one of the most tireless, whiplash-inducing performances ever attempted on the American stage. Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman and set in England's elegant Edwardian era, this uproarious new musical comedy shows just how low we'll go to make it to the top.
A number of $35.00 tickets will be made available for each performance for patrons aged thirty-five and younger. These tickets must be purchased day-of, in-person at the box office and are subject to availability. Valid photo I.D. will be required, and patrons are limited to two rush tickets per performance.
Award-winning composer Dave Malloy reunites with Great Comet stars Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, and Gelsey Bell for a song cycle about love, death, and whiskey. An interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a treehouse astronomer, a murderous sister, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk.
Called to a life of religious service, Shelley is the devoted manager of a Bronx soup kitchen, but lately her heart's not quite in it. Enter Emma: an idealistic but confused young volunteer, whose recklessness pushes Shelley to the breaking point. With keen humor and startling compassion, Heidi Schreck's play navigates the mystery of faith, the limits of forgiveness, and the pursuit of something resembling joy.
Flung in to the future by a befuddled Sea Witch, a crew of misfit pirates now has only one chance of returning home: performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage! But when their script is partially obscured by the ink of an angry squid, these pirates-turned-players must now improvise their musical adventure based on their audience's suggestions! Don't miss this interactive, improvised musical the New York Times says, "provides more laughs than there are bones in Davy Jones's Locker!"
Broadway's best and brightest will dance, sing and celebrate six weeks of intensive fundraising as they come together for the 26th Annual Gypsy of the Year.
The annual event is the culminating chapter of six weeks of fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. Casts, crews and dozens of volunteers give of their time to take their places at theatre exits, accepting donations in Broadway Cares' famous red buckets. Many shows also are offering autographed Playbills, posters and unique experiences in exchange for a donation. Watch the video above for peek backstage at how Alan Cumming and the cast of Cabaret prepare for collections.
For two magical afternoons, the best singers and dancers in the ensembles of shows, known as "gypsies," perform original skits, songs and dances. Awards are presented to the top fundraisers and for the best presentation during the two shows.
Bubbling with joy and 60s era music and dance, Hairspray delights with the pleasures of a classic American musical. Tracy Turnblad is a teen whose life revolves around dancing on the Corny Collins TV show. Who knew that a teenybopper TV show could be a catalyst for integration? You can't stop the beat, and truth be told, you won't want to once the all-singing and dancing cast takes the stage.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow
Directed by Thomas Kail
Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton
From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton.
Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is.
From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, HAMILTON is an exploration of a political mastermind.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.
HAMILTON is produced with the support of Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, and Jill Furman. HAMILTON is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.
"To be, or not to be? That is the question." Generation after generation of great actors have gone on to give their own unique and personal answer to Hamlet's most famous query. Actor Peter Sarsgaard (Uncle Vanya) reunites with director Austin Pendleton for what promises to be a riveting and contemporary take on this timeless classic.
Hamlet, perhaps the most revered and famous English-language play in history, will enjoy a revival on the John Drew Theatre stage this November. Round Table Theatre Company, whose production of Macbeth at LTV Studios in 2013 was both critically acclaimed and boasted sold-out performances, will co-produce with Guild Hall. The company will feature several players and designers from Macbeth, with Morgan Vaughan directing. The cast are classically trained and veterans of the stage.
What is it about this play, so apparently simple in its premise, that makes it so endlessly engaging to anyone in any era, anywhere? Why have generations of theatre-makers and their audiences over four centuries been so obsessed with The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke by William Shakespeare? It seems to trigger, like the Greek tragedies of the ancient world, a profound sense of identification. In any event, it always presents an irresistible challenge. It has the most famous speeches in all of dramatic literature! It contains the most identifiable dilemmas – a grumpy step-son, an over-hasty marriage, and a government that wields much power and control over its citizens, to name just a few. Add to the mix a very angry ghost, a love affair that is on the rocks, a bunch of rebellious youth, and a territorial dispute…..well, one can be anywhere. Even that old ghost can seem to belong to the world of Hamlet.
Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things- finding his real mother, and playing the famous Gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of the queen, his mother. Hamlet In Bed is a twisty and darkly comic story about mothers and sons. About what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now. And about families- the ones we're born into, and the ones we find along the way.
The hilarious and provocative Hand to God centers on shy, inquisitive student Jason, who finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and—most especially—his mother are thrown into further upheaval when Jason's hand puppet Tyrone—once soft-spoken—takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. As Tyrone's influence over Jason steadily grows, Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.
An Improvised Musical. Karaoke + Improv =Fun Time
From the people that brought you Layon Gray's acclaimed play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, now in its 5th year Off-Broadway, comes The Harlem Rens, the true story of the greatest Basketball team you've never heard of: Harlem Renaissance Big Five.
Layon Gray, the writer and director of the long-running Off-Broadway hit Black Angels Over Tuskegee, continues to expand African-American theatre with his latest work, The Harlem Rens. Inspired by the true story of six men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the country in the 1930's despite being officially accepted professionally or socially. The team gained their name from their playing location, the Renaissance Casino ballroom in Harlem, NY.
Reinventing the -borscht belt- variety acts and pre-war cabarets of the 20th Century for the next generation of culture aficionados, Hava Tequila Nights is a new late-night floor show coming to NYC this Fall- presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF], now in its 100th Season.
October 22: HBO star of "Russell Simmons Presents Def poetry Jam" Vanessa Hidary AKA The Hebrew Mamita is joined by the renown contemporary music international duo Shlomit & Rebbesoul.
November 6: International superstar Neshama Carlebach, continuing the legacy of her father, Rabbi Sclomo Carleback, whose lifestory has been musicalized in the Broadway musical Soul Doctor is joined by Josh Nelson, one of the most popular performers modern Jewish music. Opening the evening is genre defying singer-songwriter Avi Fox-Rosen.
December 10: Pop Cabaret artist Mira Stroika is joined by her rock band for an evening of lively and wildly entertaining music. Comedian and playwright Halley Bondy opens.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical!
"Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson (Michael C. Hall) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch."
Shakespeare's masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry's campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war. http://onscreen.shakespearesglobe.com/#5IBB3hFXPxoQ9kPo.99
Within a pulsating dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Here Lies Love is neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but an immersive theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment to go beyond Imelda's near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the tragic consequences of the abuse of power.
Learn the history of several toys, including toys played with during George Washington's time, Abraham Lincoln and a toy named after President Theodore Roosevelt. Seen by over 15,000 school students annually in NYC, it has proven success for being educational, interactive and entertaining. See toys from the Museum's collection. 50 minutes. Follow Queen Marlene as she tells the tale of toys from her magical toy museum. But watch out, there are plenty of surprises along the way. A great show for individuals or groups and those still young at heart.
Honestly Abe - The Musical, is based upon young Abraham Lincoln when he was a teenage 'railsplitter' in Indiana. This is the least known, but most formative, entertaining, and joyous period of his life.
Honeymoon In Vegas tells the story of Jack Singer (Rob McClure), a regular guy with an extraordinary fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy (Brynn O'Malley) to marry him. But when they head to Las Vegas to get hitched, smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman (Tony Danza), looking for a second chance at love, falls head over heels for Betsy. What happens next is anybody's bet!
"It's 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir, to deliver a career-defining lecture. As the young couple's marriage is tested, Adham struggles to reconcile his ambitions with the pull of family and home. But what if seizing the moment means letting go of everything he knows?" (From the Actors Theatre of Louisville – The Humana Festival – 2012)
How to Be a New Yorker shows audiences everything they ever needed to know about what it takes to be a real New Yorker, or at least not stand out as a tourist.
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
Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps is an emotional, musical journey through one of the bleakest episodes in human history based on original music sung by incarcerated inmates in Holocaust concentration camps. I Believe - A Holocaust Oratorio for Today is a singular large scale work divided into 12 movements using the artistic forces of a symphony orchestra, large mixed chorus, children's chorus, ensembles, soloists and narrator. The artistic architecture is influenced by a host of sources all in service to capture the essence of a story that needs to be told, in a plea for awareness, understanding and peace.
Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father David proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her Off Broadway debut…and things unravel from there. Halley Feiffer's dark, probing and very funny new play pulls the audience into the middle of a deeply complicated relationship and sheds new light on the eternal struggles of parents and children to find common ground.
Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story.
If It Only Even Runs A Minute is the Bistro Award-winning concert series celebrating rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated musicals. Created and hosted by 54 Below Director of Programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Book of Mormon's Kevin Michael Murphy, with musical direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross, each concert includes performances and stories from original cast members and writers of selected featured shows, as well as new interpretations.
The 13th edition of the concert will feature performances from an amazing lineup of Broadway stars to be announced, and will feature stories about & songs from an incredible array of musicals.
Nominated for 2 Tony Awards!
If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in this city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.
This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape. Performed by the acclaimed escapologist Andrew Basso, he will hold his breath for over 4 minutes whilst attempting to escape from his underwater cell. This group of world-class performers take their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past - such as Harry Houdini – and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, whose set and costume design lend the genre a theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before. Collectively, these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world and this production showcases their incredible talents together on stage for the very first time.
iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits on "America's Got Talent" and then took to the road, performing for awestruck crowds around the world. Now, iLuminate takes you on a fantastical journey in the latest production of their New York show, "Artist of Light," which tells the story of Jacob, a talented young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. He takes comfort in his magical paintbrush, which grants him the power to turn the characters of his imagination into living, breathing creatures.
When a jealous bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, turning Jacob 's sweet creations into horrifying monsters, he must face danger without the help of his miraculous tool. He fights to save his town and friends, all while knowing the paintbrush that brought him so much joy is now a weapon in the hands of a villain bent on destruction. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop to breaking and using the power of light. We invite you to join us for "Artist of Light," an original and wholly unforgettable theatrical experience!
The hilarious brand of fast paced comedy that made Face Off Unlimited famous has finally come to the heart of New York City. From the creators of BATSU!, comes an all out comedy win to start off your Friday Fun-day! Face Off has recruited and trained some of the brightest rising stars of the stage and screen, and took away their scripts! Watch what happens when teams of these expert improvisers compete in Times Square's comedy championship match!
Improv Face Off features two teams of master improvisers competing to bring the funny in this all out comedy win! Using audience suggestions, they create sidesplitting comedy on the spot! So damn funny you won't believe its improvised!
It was The War to End All Wars. It was a Christmas like no other. In Fields Where They Lay tells the incredible true story of the World War One Christmas Truce − the spontaneous ceasefire between British and German soldiers that began with the singing of Christmas Carols on the night of December 24th, 1914.
The play's extensive use of letters, diaries and newspaper accounts marks the 100th anniversary of the Truce by bringing this stirring and unsettling, hopeful and tragic story to life in the words of the men who lived it. These primary sources are interwoven with the personal stories of a small squad of British soldiers, through whose eyes we experience the horror of life, death and battle in the trenches and the wonder of a sudden outbreak of peace in the midst of one of the bloodiest and most senseless conflicts the world has ever seen.
Lucille Carr-Kaffashan was one of almost 56,000 ecstatic fans who cheered for The Beatles during their unprecedented outdoor concert at Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965. This show is Lucille's own version of Beatlemania, and features a selection of songs released by the Fab Four during the eight years that they recorded together, from 1962 to 1970. During that time, Lennon & McCartney and George Harrison wrote over 200 songs that spoke of love and friendship, of longing and redemption, of the search for peace and enlightenment, and of their memories of the lives of ordinary people. The program reflects the breadth of both song subjects and musical styles that characterizes the phenomenon that was The Beatles.
When a soldier home from serving in Afghanistan ends his life, grief settles over his family and the partner he leaves behind. In a series of scenes moving ahead a year at a time, loss transforms a family and sorrow finds a home in the bones of those left behind.
It's the 1880s and electricity is all the rage. In a quiet home office, a doctor experiments with a new instrument for treating "hysteria." The device? A vibrator. In this genuinely touching, original, and wickedly funny play, Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House) explores relationships and sexual fulfillment while managing to stay discreetly beneath the crisp white sheets of Victorian propriety.
Two worlds collide in the Off-Broadway premiere of Indian Ink, the passionate and fascinating drama by four-time Tony Award® winner Tom Stoppard (The Coast of Utopia, The Real Thing). Set on two different continents and in two different eras, Indian Ink follows free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe on her travels through India in the 1930s, where her intricate relationship with an Indian artist unfurls against the backdrop of a country seeking its independence. Fifty years later, in 1980s England, her younger sister Eleanor (Tony and Golden Globe Award® winner Rosemary Harris) tries to preserve the legacy of Flora's controversial career. Little by little, Flora's mysterious past is revealed, as is the surprising story of two people whose connection lives on through art.
Inner Voices 2014 is a double bill of two new works commissioned by premieres starring Andrea Frierson and Phoebe Strole.
Grace by Charlayne Woodard with music by Kirsten Childs is a haunting and soulful tale about brilliant, arrogant, award-winning novelist, Grace Monroe, as she faces the most devastating challenge of her life, forcing her to reassess her past, present and future. Grace will be directed by Shirley Jo Finney, music directed by Rona Siddiqui with Marc Schmied on bass, and starring Andrea Frierson in the title role.
The Other Room by Mark Campbell with music by Marisa Michelson is a moving and often humorous solo piece celebrating the power of friendship and political engagement in the midst of the AIDS crisis. Lena reflects on her profound love for her friend Steve at a critical point in their relationship when he becomes seriously ill. The Other Room will be directed by Ethan Heard, music directed by Ian Axeness with Brian Sanders on cello, and starring Phoebe Strole as Lena.
The improv troupe THE INTERNET DISAGREES is turning ONE YEAR OLD and we're celebrating with two of our favorite people: Dave Herman and RL Stine!
R.L. Stine is coming to let some of your favorite weirdos explore the mind that brought you Goosebumps, Fear Street, and so much more!
After a brief interview with our favorite non-creepy human being Dave Herman (and the uncomfortable Leah Evans), R.L. Stine himself will read short passages from his own books to inspire two whole improv sets featuring The Internet Disagrees.
**This show isn't for the kiddos. We like to get weird. Get a babysitter.
Venture back Into The Woods as Roundabout Theatre Company presents the acclaimed McCarter Theatre Center and Fiasco Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. With only 10 actors, one piano and boundless imagination, this witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is Into the Woods like you've never seen it before!
Including dazzling songs like "Children Will Listen" and "No One Is Alone," this stripped-down, thrillingly clever new version made Ben Brantley of The New York Times fall "head over heels." Mind the wolf, heed the witch and honor the giant in the sky at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) makes his New York Theatre Workshop debut with The Invisible Hand, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls). The Invisible Hand follows Nick Bright, an American stock broker, into a terrifying world of kidnapping and torture in a remote region of Pakistan. As Nick negotiates to save his own life, he begins to see his captors in a new light. This new play is a chilling and complex look at how far we will go to save ourselves and the devastating ramifications of our individual actions.
Ireland at Christmas—the peat fire burning, carolers on the doorstep, berries on the holly, mince pies and mulled wine—there's nothing quite like it.
Year after year we bring the glow of an Irish Christmas to New York with a mirthful evening of storytelling, dancing and seasonal music that warms the holiday spirit.
After seven seasons of sold-out shows at Irish Arts Center, we expand to Symphony Space, our upper west side home-away-from-home, with brand new material from your favorite musicians led by the legendary Mick Moloney.
With surprise special guests from the worlds of arts and letters—past years have included neighborly drop-bys from Ellen McCourt, Gabriel Byrne, Jean Butler, Dan Barry, Colum McCann, and more—give yourself, your family and friends the gift of one of New York's warmest musical holiday traditions.
It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative.
Now's your chance to catch the return of our hit holiday production that enthralled audiences with its live sound effects and rapid character changes. Follow George Bailey as he journeys to discover the value of this wonderful life, guided by "angel second-class," Clarence who is on his own quest to earn his wings… and remember, no man is a failure who has friends.
In It's Only a Play, it's opening night of Peter Austin's (Matthew Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Nathan Lane), his fledgling producer (Megan Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Stockard Channing), his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. It's alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender — reminding audiences why there's no business like show business. Thank God!
In the Marshall family's peacefully remote Colorado ski chalet, Erik and Helene are making themselves very much at home. So at home, they just might stay for good. At the edge of civilization, the lifestyles of the rich collide with the lifestyles of the aimless in the bubbling waters of a hot tub.
A benefit concert for the Conservatory Theatre program. Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown will perform from the piano an evening of songs from his amazing canon of shows. Jason Robert Brown is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – an equally skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer – best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of his generation, including the recently revived The Last Five Years, his debut song cycle Songs for a New World, the 2014 Tony Award winning Bridges of Madison County and the upcoming Broadway production of Honeymoon In Vegas.
Performed by John Shuman, Underneath the Lintel is the story of a spiritual quest told by the most unlikely of narrators. Tracking down a delinquent book borrower takes a librarian on an around-the-world hunt. The evidence he collects gradually reveals the culprit's identity. By walking in the culprit's footsteps, the librarian experiences a unique spiritual reawakening that is surprising, amusing and profound. Seattle Weekly calls it "one of the great plays written in the last five years…..an astonishingly beautiful piece of writing."
This is the story of how I fell in love. How I died. And how I learned that everything is made of wood. Or so begins Wild Horses, an internal meditation externalized through the voice of a young poetic soul. Between the trash of the trailer park and the poetry, this is a story about love. We watch as the stories of their seemingly insignificant lives unravel. With original music by recognized Spanish composer and pianist, Dani Campos, who takes us on an emotional journey throughout the piece. Heavily movement focused, this minimalist, yet poignant performance piece is more of a visual poem than a play, reflecting the characters' dire grasping at a life with some beauty inside it. Performed by the box, an international artistic collective that presents new and emerging theatre work that blurs the line between art and performance. The objective is the creation of living art that allows an audience to exist within the production and thus in turn be changed by the experience.
Presented in the newly created Write Act Repertory Theater in the heART of Times Square comes Jello Shots, a presentation of one act plays by young and talented directors and producers.
Jeremy Jordan, star of Broadway, film, and television makes his 54 Below and New York City solo concert debut. Recounting iconic and deciding moments from his budding career, Jeremy performs the songs that have defined his swift rise to stardom. Selections include music from Broadway's Newsies, NBC's Smash, and his upcoming film The Last 5 Years, along with many of his own personal favorites. Often more comfortable on stage as a character than himself, this bright young artist steps into the solo spotlight for the very first time to tell us a bit of his own fascinating story.
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical!
Jersey Boys is the Broadway musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of 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 thirty. 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 You," among others.
Jersey Boys offers a limited number of Student Rush tickets per performance. Rush tickets are $27.00 each, cash only, and available at the box office on the day of the performance beginning at 10:00 AM. Two kinds of photo ID must be shown: a non-expired full time student ID, as well as a government issued photo ID, drivers license or passport. Limit 2 tickets per person per 30 day period. Tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Locations may be partial view.
This year, Jim Brickman's "On A Winter's Night" concerts will continue Jim's eighteen-year tradition of bringing the sounds of the season to joyous crowds from coast to coast.
Hailed by the Boston Herald as a "crowd-pleaser," Jim's one-of-a-kind concert event is a celebration filled with lush instrumentals and soaring vocals, fusing feelings of hope and joy together with Jim's most beloved hits like "Valentine", "If You Believe", "The Gift", "Angel Eyes", and "Sending You A Little Christmas".
Jim Brickman will remind you, on a winter's night, of what we cherish during the most wonderful time of the year - togetherness.
Considered one of the great voices of her generation, Joan Osborne is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee. We are thrilled to welcome her back!
John and Jen is a musical about brothers and sisters and parents and children. It tells the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world.
John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey return to Cafe Carlyle for a limited engagement cabaret event!
Judy Collins is a Hall favorite! Her beautiful voice, in the acoustics of the Music Hall, makes her performances here extraordinary every time.
Judy will again share her classics, like "Chelsea Morning", "Cat's in the Cradle", and "Bird on a Wire". And, inspired by the same love that fuels her new PBS special "Judy Collins Live in Ireland", she will also add Celtic flavour with some of her favorite Irish tunes, like "Wild Mountain Thyme", "She Moved Through the Fair", and (of course!) "Danny Boy".
Junie B. Jones and she's definitely ready for some new school-year adventures. Follow her escapades in this rollicking, one-of-a-kind musical adventure based on Barbara Park's wildly popular books.
Kathleen Madigan is one of the most respected comedians of her generation; over her 25 year career she's performed for Leno, Letterman, Conan, and Ferguson, as well as numerous comedy tours and festivals.
She remains the only comedian in the history of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" to go unchallenged by any other comedian - meaning that no comedian would say they were funnier than her!
Katie is timely and topical – blending entertainment, information and the stories of each day in a way that is engaging and compelling. On the show, Katie tackles a wide range of issues – some of them important, some of them just plain fun. She loves interacting with her audience, shedding some light on the things that matter most to them, and hopefully provide useful advice and solutions. All while having some fun along the way.
Katie broadcasts live in front of a studio audience every day from ABC's TV1 Studio in New York City. It is an interactive format, engaging guests before, during, and after the show. Katie is syndicated and distributed by Disney/ABC Domestic Television.
To the world at large and even to herself, June Bunkridge IS Sister George beloved village nurse on "Applehurst", a popular BBC radio soap opera. But when radio executives decide to give ratings a boost by killing off her character, June's already precarious private life threatens to crumble exposing her as the gin swilling, cigar chomping tyrant she really is.
The Killing of Sister George Creative Team
Author: Frank Marcus
Director: Drew Barr
Press Agent: Richard Hillman PR
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed, and Something Wonderful. Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children.
Piotr Borowski, a student and collaborator of Jerzy Grotowski and co-founder of Gardzienice Theatre, has created a stage adaptation of Chasing the King of Hearts by Hannah Kroll. The book is a 2007 bestseller of spiritual survival in the fateless universe of the Holocaust. Borowski's play, The King of Hearts is Off Again, is a memory piece with physical theater that has been presented in California and the Midwest.
The play is the real-life story of a Jewish woman, Izolda Regenberg, who set out to save her husband from the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz by disguising herself and living as an Aryan. She succeeded. The story of their survival--through bribery, terror, rapes, escapes from death camps, prostitution and more--is staged with four actors playing 22 parts.
Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical!
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 film, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price (Stark Sands), whose recently deceased father has left him a nearly bankrupt shoe factory. In an effort to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business, Charlie works to turn the factory around. He finds inspiration in a sassy drag performer named Lola (Billy Porter) who inspires Charlie to create a line of boots study enough for a man, but elegant and fabulous enough for a lady. As the unlikely pair work together to save the factory with their "Kinky Boots," they discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray), Kinky Boots features a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Newsies) and a score by the Grammy Award-winning pop star Cyndi Lauper, making her theatrical music-writing debut.
A lottery system for tickets will begin taking names two and half hours before curtain at the box office for $37.00 tickets. There is a maximum of two tickets per person. $27.00 standing room tickets will be made available for sold out performances.
Lady, Be Good ushered in the Golden Age of Broadway, from the mid‐'20s until the early '40s, when Broadway musicals were opportunities for great songwriters, great songs, and great performers. The Gershwins (George was hot off the triumph of Rhapsody in Blue) delivered a jazz‐age score that featured "Fascinatin' Rhythm," as well as a song that got unaccountably dropped during the show's try out in Philadelphia, "The Man I Love." The stars of the show included Fred and Adele Astaire playing a penniless brother and sister who crash a garden party in hopes of some quick nourishment.
Star Crap Method is Larissa Velez-Jackson's compositional methodology that complicates and redefines the skill set of the contemporary dancer. A trio (comprised of Tyler Ashley, Talya Epstein and Larissa Velez-Jackson) collectively composes the entire work in the moment, including the sound score of live vocals and digital sound. The piece is founded on Velez-Jackson's improvisational practice that embraces technical brilliance and failure in equal measure, ushering in a form of creative limitlessness with opportunities for great humor, vulnerability and absurdity — core values in her work.
The Last Ship is a new musical with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award® winner Sting. An epic yet intimate tale inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences, this World Premiere production features direction by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan (Red ) and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal), and choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once).
Life in the English seafaring town of Wallsend has always revolved around the local shipyard, where the hardworking men of this close-knit community construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life – and his love – behind. When Gideon returns home fourteen years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. As the men of Wallsend take their fate into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that has defined their existence, Gideon realizes that he left behind more than he could have ever imagined.
A limited number of tickets for each performance to be sold by lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $30 each. One entry per person. Each person drawn may purchase up to two tickets. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Tickets must be purchased in cash. Tickets are subject to availability.
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.
The Met season opens with Music Director James Levine conducting a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, our Figaro, leads a dazzling cast, including Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. Designer Rob Howell (Carmen, Werther) utilizes a revolving set to keep the story bubbling along.
Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and soon two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
Part concert and part biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century, told with a story and 31 songs including "Imagine," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Revolution," "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds," "All You Need is Love," "Come Together," "Help," "Working Class Hero," "Mother," "Jealous Guy," and more.
Nominated for 3 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical!
Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master Of The House" and many more.
Let the Right One In is a brutal and tender vampire myth told through the turbulence of a coming-of-age romance. Oskar, a lonely boy from a broken home, is bullied at school and longing for friendship. Eli, the young girl who moves in next door, doesn't attend school and rarely leaves home.When a series of mysterious killings plagues the neighborhood, these two young misfits, sensing in each other a kindred spirit, forge a deep connection. But the shocking truth about one of them tests their young friendship — and love — beyond all imaginable limits.
Letters Home puts the current wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience. These letters were written under the most difficult of circumstances; the disorientation of training, deployment, separation from family and loved ones and combat, and occupation duties in Afghanistan and Iraq. They help define for the audience—patriotism and what it means to serve our country today, through acts of bravery, compassion, social responsibility, sense of community and brotherhood. More importantly, the play reveals the humanity that lies within the war as seen through the eyes of the men and women fighting it.
Liberty: A Monumental New Musical tells the story of a determined, young French immigrant who arrives alone in New York Harbor in 1884. The powerful, sweeping new musical features a book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein and music by Jon Goldstein, and follows Liberty as she struggles to find her place in the ever-evolving country she's come to symbolize. Liberty: A Monumental New Musical was adapted from original material by Dana Leslie Goldstein, Jon Goldstein, and Robert Bruce McIntosh.
The show will play four performances weekly for the general public and school groups. The new musical made its world premiere as a full production in 2012 at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut, and has been the centerpiece of many events celebrating the Statue of Liberty, including the 125th anniversary and the reopening of the crown.
Two ambitious co-workers meet for the first time when a catastrophic event traps them in a skyscraper elevator. In the darkness, Theodore "Big Time" Southmore and Tina Pardon form an intimate bond, sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets, touching on issues of race, culture, and class.
The Light in the Piazza, by Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas, is the story of an American woman Margaret Johnson, who travels to Florence with her daughter Clara, who falls in love with a young Florentine man. This production at Pace University is directed by Victoria Clark, who a 2005 Tony Award for the original Broadway production of the musical.
An evening of showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's Best to benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater.
It is Christmas Day in the year 1183 at the castle in Chinon, France. A grand battle brews as King Henry II of England and his wife, Queen Eleanor of Acquitaine square off to determine which of their three sons will inherit the throne. Replete with palace intrigues and wicked scheming, the play is a sheer delight with its dangerous, bawdy humor and razor-sharp wit. Goldman's celebrated and popular Broadway play stars Vincent O'Neill and Josephine Hogan as the passionate and matchless pair.
Based on the 1994 Disney animated 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 continues to amaze 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.
Whether you're 4 or 104, The Lion King has something for everyone. Even the most jaded of theatergoers can't help but smile as they see the big, multi-person elephant puppet march down the aisle toward the stage during "Circle of Life." Theatrically groundbreaking and fun for the whole family, The Lion King is the complete package when it comes to Broadway.
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.
It's the 4th of July on Fire Island where a brother and sister and their spouses are spending the quintessential American summer weekend in an unfamiliar setting. As their season in the sun unfolds, the two couples do their best to enjoy themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities. The grill is fired up, the drinks are cold and the pool is open but no one is going in. Terrence McNally's trenchant comedy receives its first New York revival in 23 years under the direction of Peter DuBois.
On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can't outrun her demons forever.
Laced with wisdom, wit and grace, Little Children Dream of God is a timely new drama about learning to start a new life by facing the one you left behind.
With a score by Steven Sondheim, February in Syracuse heats up with an enchanting new production of A Little Night Music . Featuring the classic song "Send in the Clowns," this Tony-Winning Best Musical traces countless forms of love and desire through the intersecting relationships of an irresistible cast of characters. Its playful and mysterious spirit reminds us that when it comes to matters of the heart, the summer night always smiles down upon us.
Livin' La Vida Imelda takes a look at the inimitable life of Imelda Marcos in a solo show created and performed by Carlos Celdran, one of the Philippines best-known storytellers and provocateurs and an insider with intimate knowledge of Manila's elite. The show details the life of the world's most extravagant personality, Imelda Marcos, the wildly controversial former First Lady of the Philippines.
Lonesome Traveler celebrates the legacy of folk as the soundtrack of social change and moral revolution. Employing nine singer/musicians dramatizing some of the key moments in the history of the American folk revival, Lonesome Traveler features classic songs such as "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "This Land Is Your Land," "Puff the Magic Dragon," and "Maggie's Farm." Weaving together a tapestry of the venues and historic circumstances that put folk at the core of the great changes that swept American society from 1958 through to the early 1970s, Lonesome Traveler celebrates the legacy of folk as the soundtrack of social change and moral revolution.
New York's Metropolitan Room will shock the entertainment world with an unprecedented, pull-out-the-stops programming initiative to kick off 2015. For three days the intimate concert venue will stage its first "Marathon Variety Show," with continuous entertainment for 60 hours straight. The marathon, which is eligible to become a Guinness World Records record-holder for longest variety show ever, will feature up to 100 Metropolitan Room artists -- from its most prominent stars to its most promising emerging talents.
Adapted for stage by Constance Cox from Wilde's 1890's short story, L