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An interfaith celebration of the upcoming theatre season, featuring performances and a special theatre reflection. Free and Open to All.
1964 takes its audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live forever. 1964... The Tribute is hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world.
Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, 1964 astonishingly recreates a live Beatles concert in the early '60s, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter.
Curated and coordinated by the New York-based Origin Theatre Company, the 2014 edition of Origin's 1st Irish features plays and productions in a stimulating array of styles from Belfast, Dublin, Los Angeles and New York. The world's only theatre festival dedicated to Irish playwrights, Origin's 1st Irish takes place in a number of New York venues; the Mainstage shows will be presented at the Barrow Street Theatre, 59E59 Theaters, The Irish Rep at DR2 Theatre, The Cell, and the Times Square Arts Center.
Anchored by a tour de force performance by Magdalena Cielecka, one of Poland's most revered contemporary actresses, TR Warszawa's acclaimed 4:48 Psychosis, a lacerating and lyrical depiction of a mind on the edge, comes to St. Ann's for its first and only American engagement. British playwright Sarah Kane's extraordinary final work swings from elation to despair as it chronicles a convincing, lucid vision of isolation vs. non-existence.
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).
Few legends come along as brassy and powerful as Elaine Stritch, and so it's time to "Rise, Rise, Rise" in tribute to her.
Director Eric Ulloa and Music Director John McDaniel bring you an all star Broadway cast singing the songs that made Stritch famous and telling the stories that made her infamous. So, come join us for an evening of great music, memories, food and of course cocktails.
Oh, and one for for Mahler…
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.
The 9/11 Cultural Festival presents new Off Broadway productions of The 9/11 Plays. The 9/11 Plays are five plays that will be performed in one day by one company as part of the 9/11 Cultural Festival.
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)
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.
At the forefront of a generation of guitarists for more than 20 years, playing with brilliance, warmth, and grace.
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.
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.
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!
America's Gaysian Sweetheart Alec Mapa returns to New York with I Remember Mapa, his original award -winning solo show recounting his experiences in film, television and performing in the original Broadway cast of M. Butterfly. Mapa is best known for his roles on Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, and ABC Family's Switched at Birth.
Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge features music by Bohuslav Martinů with Neal Goren, conductor; James Marvel, stage director; Cameron Anderson, set designer; Fabio Toblini, costume designer; and Clifton Taylor, lighting designer.
The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present The National Ballet of Canada's production of Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and to bring this astonishing piece to New York for the first time. Combining a "scenic spectacle of unprecedented extravagance" with "the extraordinary skill, versatility and spirit of the Canadian dancers" (Los Angeles Times), Wheeldon's interpretation of Lewis Carroll's immortal story is a true fantasia of dance, with startling sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Bob Crowley and live musicians performing a sublime score by British composer Joby Talbot.
Strut back in time for this classy and sassy musical bonanza of the 1930's and 1940's that has all the sounds from the depression and Harlem jive to WWII and stage door canteens to night club elegance. Jazz, blues, bop and classics bring back the romance, dance and delight of this inimitable musical era. You'll tap your toes and go home humming and remembering "Minnie The Moocher, In The Mood, Fascinating Rhythm, Tuxedo Junction, A Fine Romance, As Time Goes By, Ain't Misbehavin'" and many, many more!
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.
Set in the turbulent sixties, a young Marine returns home to the Bronx, shaken but hopeful for the future. Met by a mother fighting to keep the family going and a father down on his luck, Johnny finds himself caught between his parents' dreams for his future and a police captain with plans of his own. Walter Anderson's compelling new drama about the wars fought at home asks: when long-held secrets test a family's strength, whose dreams must be sacrificed to protect the ones we love?
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.
26-year-old Patrick Bateman is sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome. He's got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend, a to-die-for apartment, and a Wall Street job in 1980s New York City. In short, his life's killer. There's just one snag in this dark vision of the American Dream…Patrick can't get the blood out of his $5000 suits.
Two imprisoned teenagers, one black, one white, form a perilous bond. As the young women serve time, they forge a plan for survival. When the outside world proves even more dangerous than the jail itself, their private world becomes an untenable practice ground for their new lives. And I and Silence explores the fierce dreams of youth and the brutal reality of adulthood in 1950's America.
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.
She's the most prolific writer you've never heard of. She's written hundreds of papers, but her name won't be found on a single one. At turns darkly comic and piercingly vulnerable, An Anonymous Contributor is a richly imagined journey into the morally ambiguous world of an academic ghostwriter.
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.'
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.
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.
World-renowned artist Rudolf Bauer was so driven to create, he sketched on scraps in a Nazi prison. Yet he eventually stopped painting forever when a feud erupted amongst himself, his patron and benefactor Solomon Guggenheim, and Bauer's lifetime love, Baroness Hilla Rebay – one of Guggenheim's most trusted curators. The Guggenheim Museum, originally built to house Bauer's works, opened without a single Bauer exhibited.
Commissioned by San Francisco Playhouse, Bauer is a compelling and controversial imagined face-off between Bauer and the two women he loved most as they each confront the passions of his life and art.
Rudolf Bauer is considered by many art historians and critics to have had a major impact on modern artists such as Jackson Pollock and William de Kooning, and yet his name and work mysteriously disappeared from the art world in the 1950s and many of his paintings remain banished to the basement of the Guggenheim Museum.
Bayside! The Musical! is the hilarious and unauthorized musical parody of TV's Saved by the Bell! Will Zack and Kelly break up?! Will Slater quit wrestling forever?! Who will develop an incurable caffeine addiction?! Will Screech die?! Find out this and much, much, much more at Bayside! The Musical!
BB King Blues Club All-Stars specialize in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
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Winner of 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.
In this girl-meets-bug sci-fi-rock-musical-comedy, Carly, an exterminator, is hell-bent on avenging her mother's bedbug related death. In an effort to permanently rid the city of its infestation, she accidentally mutates the pests into blood-sucking, heavy metal rock gods. Bedbugs!!! is an original musical that the NY Times called, "…a little bit Little Shop of Horrors and a little bit Rocky Horror Show, but even more over the top." This "*improbably entertaining" and "**wonderfully outrageous and inventive" musical is a blitz of 80's nostalgia and a creepy-crawly love affair of massive proportions.
Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable - coming from just two banjos and one voice. Washburn's beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck's riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture.
The award-winning Belfast Blues, written and performed by Geraldine Hughes (Jerusalem, Translations, Cyrano) and directed by Emmy-winner Carol Kane (Wicked), returns to the Barrow Street Theatre for a limited engagement this Fall!
In The Belle of Amherst, Emily Dickinson welcomes audiences into her lifelong Amherst homestead in mid-century Massachusetts. While Dickinson found solace in solitude through much of her life, acclaimed 19th 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.
This special family-friendly show brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in an exciting theatrical experience. Brother Bear's grades are slipping. Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we always depend on Mama Bear to help set things right. The newest off-Broadway musical for mamas, papas, and young cubs.
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."
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.
Bert Martindale is about to die and to show her concern, his wife Trudy Lee, decides to throw a birthday party for her favorite son, Lex. When Lex Martindale, a New York City writer, goes home to celebrate his birthday and say good-bye to his dying father, he struggles with whether or not to share with his eccentric Southern family news of his own life-threatening situation.
As we travel through seventy years of the Martindales' rich and colorful history, unearthing forbidden loves, shattered hopes and tenacious dreams, we realize that this reunion is a volatile turning point in all of their lives. But as anger, resentments and jealousies erupt to the surface, it's their laughter and irreverent sense of humor that prevails allowing for a quiet healing in this bittersweet, moving portrait, of the all-American family.
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.
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.
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.
Sutter is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes. A kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnect to portray growing up gay and black, Robert O'Hara's subversive, uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and... Bootycandy.
Boys and Girls follows four characters across a single night; two get lucky, two don't.
Emerging from the Irish spoken word scene, this play paints the Dublin nightscape in pyrotechnic verse; 4 intercut voices muse, tease, and rant in an ever-escalating rhythm.
It's quite dirty, quite funny, quite mental, and a bit sad. (Seriously, don't bring your kids.)
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.
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! Featuring Ashley Blanchet (Beautiful), Klea Blackhurst (The Nutty Professor), Gavin Lodge (Annie), and Thom Allison (Priscilla Queen of the Desert).
Program to include selections from Bernstein's West Side Story, Bock's She Loves Me, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, and Stephen Sondheim's Follies.
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.
In Busted! The Musical, actress Bianca Leigh recounts the real-life events surrounding her arrest for alleged solicitation against the backdrop of the 'Black Monday' stock market crash of 1987. While cooling her 6-inch heels in the clink awaiting arraignment, Bianca looks back at her past and tries to make sense of how a skinny Jersey boy with dreams of becoming a great Shakespearean actress ended up as a high-priced dominatrix. In a tour-de-force performance both hilarious and moving, Bianca revisits her past as a young transwoman in early transition and brings to vivid life more than a dozen characters she encountered then, from her disappointed mother to the sadistic corrections officer who enacts the ultimate humiliation. With original music by prominent queer composers and lyricists, this show asks, "If I can be a woman, what could you have been?"
As a founding member of the New York Dolls and in a prolific solo career, David Johansen has been a seminal force in rock and roll, influencing countless singers and bands to this day. Equally rare is Johansen's having created an alter ego, with a different name and style, and with his own extraordinary achievements: Buster Poindexter, an elegant crooner and R&B balladeer. His late 80s single "Hot Hot Hot" made him a staple on radio charts, MTV and the NYC club scene. His previous one-night only engagements at the Café have been sellouts. He now returns to the room in a limited five-night engagement.
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.
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.
Before Genya Ravan created the first successful all-female rock band in 1962, she was Genyusha Zelkovicz, a young girl fleeing Nazi Poland with her family in search of a hopeful start in America. After passing through Ellis Island and moving into the Lower East Side of New York City, Genyusha, now "Goldie", faces grief, poverty, abuse, and loss of identity. With no one to turn to, she forges on her own path. Cheesecake Girl takes us through the wild ride of a unique rock star's beginning, the harrowing events that would shape her career, and an impromptu performance at Lollipop Lounge that would change her life forever.
A play about the negative choices we make as adults and how the youth are impacted by those decisions. What happens when a mother gives up her child ? When drug trafficking invades the urban community taking husbands from wives, fathers from sons sisters from brothers. How is the youth impacted by the decisions we make as adults. This play deals with the reality of the present which must have a brighter future for the many generations to come
Cherry Lane celebrates its landmark 90th honoring three individuals whose contributions and connections to Cherry Lane Theatre warrant the highest recognition: the Academy Award-winning, Tony-nominated actress and Cherry Lane alum, actress Estelle Parsons; along with David and Elizabeth McFadzean, leading supporters and funders of Cherry Lane Theatre for the past two decades. The Gala event will also feature appearances by Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey – joined by a roster of other leading actors.
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.
It is one in the morning on a freezing New York night when struggling novelist Harry Levine comes pounding furiously on the door of his best friend, photographer Jake Manheim. Harry has all of a dollar and a half in his pocket and Jake owes him a substantial amount of money. Jake has even less money on hand than Harry but what is worse he has not, he declares, read the manuscript of Harry's latest novel, a work on which Harry's last hope is pitched. Or has he? Relentlessly, obsessively, the desperate Harry probes the sardonic, world-weary Jake until the truth is finally revealed. Not only has Jake read the book and found it to be a thinly disguised account of their lives, loves and failures, but believes it to be a work of truly commercial promise and perhaps of genuine artistic merit. Fiercely jealous, believing himself to have been potentially the writer Harry has indeed become, the failed photographer attempts to destroy his friend's one chance to rise.
In the intimate setting of Birdland, Chita's Back will feature Ms. Rivera performing some of her favorite songs, a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander and Fred Ebb, as well as recreating signature moments from her legendary career. She will be accompanied by her long-time music director Michael Croiter, associate music director/pianist Michael Patrick Walker and Jim Donica on bass.
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.
Mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, and bassist/composer Edgar Meyer team up again! These two MacArthur Geniuses will cross traditional boundaries in a diverse program of largely original music.
Currently starring on the hit TBS comedy series Sullivan & Son, Christine Ebersole returns to the New York nightclub scene with her first new show in two years. From pop to Broadway, and a few standards and jazz in between, the new show features Musical Director Bette Sussman (Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, Darlene Love, Whitney Houston) and a full band.
Winner of two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical (42nd Street and Grey Gardens), Christine has also starred in film (Wolf of Wall Street), television (Royal Pains) and has performed concerts in theaters and concert halls across the country, from The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall to The Pasadena and Boston Pops.
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.
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.
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.
The Church Basement Ladies are back in the final installment of the series! It's 1979 and the day of the church's Centennial Celebration. As the parishioners gather for food and fellowship, the church ladies reminisce about their lives through a series of fun-filled flashbacks and brand new musical numbers. Share in the hilarity as the church basement ladies sing and dance their way through the ages!
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."
Direct from Beijing! Breathtaking Skill and Acrobatics that will keep you at the edge of your seat!
In the innocuous boardroom of an Australian Rules football club, corruption and greed reign supreme. The Club, an Australian cultural classic debating teamwork and greed, is about a team that hasn't won a game all season, despite forking out a small fortune to acquire a star player who couldn't care less about football. The coach wants to quit, the players threaten to strike, and the club president is embroiled in scandal. But the club's devious administrator, in cahoots with a former player and coach, would dispense with them all if it meant the team had a shot at the championship.
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.
Confessions of Old Lady #2 is Joan Shepard's sparkling account of 74 years on Broadway and on TV. Laced with side splitting stories & witty songs, this musical memoir won four stars from the London Times.
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.
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.
As the world reflects on the centennial of World War I, Horizon Theatre Rep presents Culture Shock 1911-1922, an evening of German Expressionist plays that were born of the age that gave birth to it. The production, conceived and directed by Rafael De Mussa, includes "Sancta Susanna" (1911) by August Stramm, translated by Henry Marx; "The Guardian of the Tomb" (1916) by Franz Kafka (Kafka's only play), translated by J. M. Ritchie; "The Transfiguration" (1919) by Ernst Toller, translated by Edward Crankshaw; "Ithaka" (1914) by Gottfried Benn, translated by J.M. Ritchie and "Crucifixion" (1920) by Lothar Schreyer, translated by Mel Gordon.
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.
Von Ussar danceworks presents the 8th Annual The Dance Gallery Festival, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers from around the country in three performance programs.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, the story of two strangers—a self-loathing, violent man and a divorced, guilt-ridden woman—whose fateful meeting in a dingy, NYC bar gives each a second chance.
Two of society's rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a haltingly bitter conversation at a bar in the Bronx. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched. Performed at the famed Nuyorican Poets Café, we invite you to join Danny and Roberta for a beer and discover John Patrick Shanley's story of unexpected love.
Nelson González, Musical Director
Featuring Konrad Adderley, Federico Britos, Eduardo Reyes, Ricardo Pons, Johnny Rodríguez, Willie Rodríguez, Juan Wust, Ruben Rodriguez, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Bobby Allende.
Written, directed, and designed by Eileen Connolly. Dance and aerial choreography by Sean Roschman. World premiere. Daughter of the Waves is a romantic drama about a traveling theater troupe and a ragtag band of damaged souls from Europe camping on an Irish beach during WWII. While fearing an imminent Nazi invasion, they discover that while the casualties of war and the sorrows of life can crush you, only love can save you. The play is based on the true story of Jewish refugees smuggled into neutral Ireland during WWII, where many joined the country's circuses and traveling shows and changed the art form forever.
As the seasons change, Persephone returns to the underworld. But, this time she is not alone. A young mortal girl, Eva shows up at the same time, and starts asking questions that turn ancient history upside down. She forces Leda, Helen, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, Chrysothemis, and Electra to finally contend with each other as a family, uncovering the notorious rumors that tore their family apart so long ago. In this modern look at women and myth, Persephone and The Fates stage an all out war on Hades for the control of history that has been manipulated for far too long.
"Daughters of Leda" is written and directed by Madeline Sayet. World premiere. As the seasons change, Persephone returns to the underworld. But, this time she is not alone. A young mortal girl, Eva shows up at the same time, and starts asking questions that turn ancient history upside down. She forces Leda, Helen, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, Chrysothemis, and Electra to finally contend with each other as a family, uncovering the notorious rumors that tore their family apart so long ago. In this modern look at women and myth, Persephone and The Fates stage an all out war on Hades for the control of history that has been manipulated for far too long.
In the 1970s, the sexual revolution had finally given women the freedom to fully explore their natures. How women of various ages reconciled this freedom with their personal ethics is the subject of Dana Leslie Goldstein's newest play, Daughters of the Sexual Revolution.
Set in Westchester in 1976, the play swings back and forth between the households of two women in love. Joyce, 40, is having an affair with Judy, early 30's. Judy is married to a psychiatrist, Liam, who controls her with Valium. Joyce's understanding husband, Ed, 50's, is protective toward their daughter, Stacia, who is a first year college student. Stacia, a volatile and hotheaded girl, is discovering sex for the first time with Simon, a classmate from her college ethics class, and is bringing him home for vacation.
Lena Hall, Tony award winning actress / singer from Hedwig and the Angry Inch currently playing at the Belasco Theater. The Deafening, a ferocious four piece born of the city's eternal energy. The show is described as a raw tribute to its defiant crush – with a blues back beat and rough punk ethos, the band are the natural heirs to the Bowery's big bad seventies sound.
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.
After four flops in a row, a playwright who was once Broadway's brightest light is so desperate to come up with another hit, he says he would kill for one. Is he joking? Thrilling twists and razor-sharp wit combine in one of the funniest murder mysteries of all time. Opening to rave reviews and a Tony Award nomination at its New York premiere, Deathtrap holds an unbeaten record as the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway. This wickedly funny slice of murderous showbiz satire is sure to have audiences guessing whodunit right up to the final curtain.
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.
This ingeniously brilliant standup comic comes armed with his signature large notepad filled with insightfully funny charts, graphs, drawings and even the occasional musical interlude. Best known for his Comedy Central show Important Things with Demetri Martin, he's also worked in television, stage, film and print as a correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O'Brien. You'll want to be there as Demetri Martin delivers some of the smartest comedy today.
We toast our 40th Anniversary with a lavish production of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Die Fledermaus . A rollicking good time at Prince Orlofsky's ball in glorious old Vienna provides an evening of bubbly high spirits and fun. Delight to the performances of Cirquovation, CNY's own Cirque company. In a maze of mistaken identities, fumbling infidelities, and comic revenge, this energetic piece is sure to keep you entertained.
This haunting and at times funny 70-minute drama tells the story of Sad, a desperately-alienated illegal immigrant from Iraq, living on the fringes of Western society. Charming and humorous, yet cynical and violent, he confronts xenophobia and latent racism as he peddles roses to eke out an existence. Issues of identity, anti-foreign sentiment and self-worth are brought to life through the character's disturbing psychological self-portrait.
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!
All proceeds go to The Center For Reproductive Rights.
Celebrated and up-and-coming artists share favorite stage and pop songs speaking of women's strength and their freedom to participate equally in society, particularly in matters that directly affect their well-being.
Featuring: Sean Harkness (Windham Hill Records [Sony/RCA/BMG]) , Samantha Owen (Forbidden Broadway), Jessica Phillips (Leap of Faith, Law & Order, SVU), Erick Pinnick (A Christmas Carol, The Tin Pan Alley Rag), T. Oliver Reid (After Midnight, Mary Poppins).
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 four-hundred 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.
New York City's ONLY Boozy Chekhov! Oh, the (Cards Against) Humanity! That's right, people. Get ready for family game night gone terribly awry when we pair up Chekhov's Uncle Vanya with "the party game for horrible people." In this unique and beautifully tragic adaptation, we'll play games, enjoy practical jokes and take shots of all kinds with our favorite angsty Russians! What could be more refreshing than slinging back some chilled vodka with Three Day Hangover's very own Drunkle Vanya?
Edward II uses the tumultuous history of 14th century England to tell a more intimate tale of the King's rise and fall. Marlowe asks, when the allure of power is calling, which should guide us most: family, love, or political gain? How does this affect our public appearance and our private desires? He challenges us to consider whether such distinctions are even possible. I think we're up to the task.
Broadway leading lady Elena Shaddow makes her 54 Below solo debut in an exciting evening dedicated to her favorite contemporary composers. Elena recently played Sister Sophia in the NBC live television event The Sound of Music, and played Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County. Her Broadway credits include Anne Dindon in La Cage Aux Folles, The Woman in White, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Sweet Smell of Success, and Les Miserables. She starred as Fanny in Fanny at City Center Encores, played Magnolia in Showboat at the Royal Albert Hall, and received a Helen Hayes Best Actress nomination for playing Clara in the first national tour of The Light in the Piazza.
Possessing one of the most beautiful voices in theater today, Elena has had the good fortune to perform the works—on Broadway and regionally– of her favorite contemporary composers, to whom she pays tribute in this show Always Better: The New Golden Age of Musicals.
April 2014 – Gardiner Comfort travels to Washington, DC to attend the Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference. During the week, Comfort encounters others (mostly children) with his neurological disorder and, for the first time in his life, he could be himself– it actually felt normal to have Tourette's. Using an erratic and energetic performance style (a nod to Tourette's itself), and evocative details of his week in DC, Comfort shares his life as an actor with Tourette Syndrome. THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER (originally developed through Mabou Mines) is a strikingly intimate solo show created by Comfort and his frequent collaborator, Kel Haney (YOU'RE NOT TOUGH — HERE, Dixon Place).
Talia isn't talking. Felicia funnels whiskey. Quinn dreams of moving far away.Peter knocks on the door. Why is there an elephant in the Room?
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.
What happens when England's dirtiest politician tries to hire Shakespeare as his spin doctor? Set your own ticket price to see total mayhem break out – including an on-stage hanging and beheading.
Widely acclaimed in its 2010 Broadway premier, Equivocation is a dazzling blend of comedy, tragedy, magic and farce. There's never a dull moment as six actors create a cast of 29 characters in playwright Bill Cain's explosive story of power, corruption and deceit.
Described by the Chicago Sun-Times as an "enormously smart, witty, multilayered, political-personal, centuries-crossing, theater-teasing, Shakespeare-embracing play," the reviewer enthused that Equivocation "zooms along with all the hip humor of a writers' meeting for Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show.'"
Audiences are invited to pay whatever they wish for this Rhinebeck Theatre Society production, directed by Ellen Honig and produced by Karen Forray.
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway legend Chita Rivera will headline An Evening of Song, benefiting the Art Attack Foundation.
This one-night-only show promises an array of standards, pop hits and original songs, from top artists on Yellow Sound Label. The Art Attack Foundation's mission is to inspire community, businesses, and individuals to participate and contribute in the education, enhancement and development of young performing artists. AAF is dedicated to providing opportunities, funding, and encouragement to assist young performers in realizing their full artistic potential.
Film Director Paul Morrissey will introduce Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn. Holly will be interviewed onstage by Michael Musto about her life and career, and share rare clips from her on collection from her films, TV appearances, and live appearances. She'll also perform a few songs, including the classic "Walk on the Wild Side" - which Lou Reed wrote about HER. A rare evening with a legend.
Getting her start in the iconic John Hughes films The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty In Pink, Molly Ringwald has added stage actress, writer and jazz singer to her resume. Ringwald will make her Carlyle debut in An Evening with Molly Ringwald.
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
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."
In collaboration with soprano Christy Rohayem, and Alton San Giovanni, fabbrica materasso d'argento, created in residence, investigates the marriage of music, voice, and dance; the physical possibilities created by this matrimony; and the influence each of the components has on the union. The movement compositions are abstract and independent of each other, but hold within them narratives that could intermingle. The score by Alton San Giovanni, is Dawson's fifteenth collaboration together with the San Francisco-based composer who works under the name of NITEPPL.
Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies is a farce in the style of the Golden Age of Broadway. The show is a cross between Anything Goes, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot. It begins in Paris! Two female impersonators, Jane Mann and Laura Lee Handle, are down on their luck. Backing up Sue Flay, the worst Drag Diva in France, proved a complete disaster.
They're jobless and homeless. Just when Jane and Laura Lee get ready to throw in their powder puffs ... a telegram! They'll headline as fabulous showgirls on a cruise ship, the Queen Ethel May. The catch? Keeping their male identities a secret from snooping crew members, jewel heisting gangsters and every gentleman caller that comes their way. It's vintage musical theater meets contemporary farce in a new musical comedy where practically everything goes.
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.
After 28 years of marriage, Ollie Espenshade is still an incurable romantic (her fatal weakness). Perhaps discovering that her husband is a lying cheat will cure her?
The Fatal Weakness, George Kelly's last produced play, is a smart comedy about romance, marriage and commitment. It opened in New York on November 19, 1946 in a production by the legendary Theatre Guild starring Ina Claire. Although Claire's triumphant return to Broadway after a five year absence garnered much of the press attention, Kelly's play turned more than a few critics' heads.
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.
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.
"I want the You that You are not."
When Caroline meets Andrew, she knows that he is trouble -- dangerous, irresistible trouble. Flamingo is a romantic comedy that may be a romantic tragedy. Beneath it all is a deeper story of sexual awakening, gender expectations, and what binds people together. Frank, funny, heartwarming and heartbreaking, Flamingo is every wonderful and terrible relationship you've ever had. Winner of Project Playwright 2014.
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.
An artist, his student and their model fall and find themselves in love with each other. The bohemian characters struggle to be themselves while they are pushed from without by social mores and from within by personal desires. Their emotions are explored as they recollect their courtship in hopes of finding the basis for their unfulfilled dreams.
Like all of us they have problems with relationships, social acceptance and love. (Sometimes, it's so damnably inconvenient to be in love.) There is an undercurrent of bisexuality. These are ordinary people performing extraordinary emotional acrobatics. You must learn to follow your heart, even if you must fall into the arms of a madman.
For Chance is written, directed and designed by Chima Chikazunga. For Chance is set in a living room apartment in the Lower East Side. Recovering from a blackout after trying to use drugs and alcohol to write the perfect play, Chance is visited by two of his childhood best friends on his 25th birthday. Grief, substance abuse and sexual abuse soon collide when what starts out as a night of fun on the town force him to deal with the aftermath of hiding the past.
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…
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.
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?
An extension of the Fuerza Bruta family, WAYRA takes the audience on a thrill ride from beginning to end, with an extra 20 minutes of heart thrashing fun, fast paced and upbeat live music, on-stage musicians and breathtaking aerial displays. The newly designed set and scenes are sure to present fans with fresh experiences and guarantee that Fuerza Bruta WAYRA will be a theatrical thrill that floods the senses.
Out of work, marriages failing, ready to end it all – these Buffalo guys are at rock bottom – until they get a scheme to bare it all to make some money! Will they really deliver '"The Goods"? The ladies are eager to see but nothing is revealed until the finale. The story is both touching and humorous, and very real life. The songs add to the entertainment: "It's A Woman's World, Big-Ass Rock, You Rule My World" and "Let It Go".
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.
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!
You're invited into a kitchen in a South African township where a fragrant meal is being prepared. As they cook, three generations of a close-knit family banter, share stories and food. Both urgent and exuberant, Debbie Tucker Green's formally daring play tackles what's transmitted and lost through generations of a family—and a nation.
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.
Set in "Ancient Greece," Gods & Kings is an original alt-rock musical that boldly brings to life the timeless fable of The Bacchae. The story centers on the conflict between the unyieldingly rational King Pentheus (Ben Garrett) and the wildly anarchic God Dionysus (Jonathan Grunert) as they struggle for influence and power over the people of Thebes. With music by Neil Douglas Reilly (Rocky, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess) and book and lyrics by Austin Ruffer, the musical asks: Do people really have to live a life stuck between Gods and Kings?
Direct from celebrated tours in the United Kingdom and Belgium, this award-winning stage drama intertwines the true testimonies of two extraordinary people – Czech athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda. Despite their noteworthy careers, their later years are what make their lives so unforgettable. Their extraordinary survival and the true story of their courage and determination will take you on a remarkably heartwarming journey.
Time to go back to school! The Castaway Players Theatre Company ("Rocky Horror", "Girlfriend From Hell" & "The Wedding Singer") presents Grease , the world-famous rock musical about the lives, language and tensions of Windy City teens in the 1950s. Featuring a great score that we all know and love, and a cast of remarkable talent to bring it to life like you've never seen it before. Don't miss Grease this fall!
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!"
Fresh off the film festival circuit, and for the first time in concert, the musical short film Grind explores the ins and outs of connection in an online world with songs by Derek Gregor and Selda Sahin. Do we ever really know who we're talking to? Anthony Rapp (Rent, If/Then), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Calvin Grant (Rent), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Matt Shingledecker (Spring Awakening, West Side Story), Danny Blu, Pasha Pellosie, Drew Brody and more take us on a musical journey of love and connection in an era where who we are is defined by who we pretend to be.
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.
Hamilton, written by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, will have its world premiere next January as part of The Public's 2014-15 season. Directed by his In The Heights collaborator Thomas Kail, this new musical about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton features Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton, one of our country's founding fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. The production will highlight a cast of historical figures that includes George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.
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.
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.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical!
"Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson (Andrew Rannells) 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."
Power and rebellion collide in a whirlwind adaptation of Henry IV — delivering both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre. A 15th century Eastcheap and a contemporary London set the backdrop for the exploits of a defiant Price Hal and his partner-in-crime, the unruly knight Falstaff, a guilt-ridden King Henry, and the plotting Harry Percy — "The Hotspur." Shakespeare's History Cycle continues to captivate and mesmerize after 450 years.
Here I Go is a two act original drama written by Marcus L. Graham that focuses on four characters marriages & relationships and how their lives are affected by the choices they are making to either fix their relationships, end them, or begin anew. Within this, it will also dives into the "moving on" process during marriage and divorce, with raising children.
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.
Hits The Fan is written and directed by Johnny Alspaugh. World premiere. This play captures the alternating malaise and excitement of Southern California family life ("dysfunction in paradise"). The same day his wife Clarice and transsexual son Kaylie left him because of his intolerable behavior, Carl has an encounter with Mofuku Mmembe, a Ugandan exchange student in a host home. Drunk and rambling, Carl receives help from Mofuku and other people and is forced to confront his insecurity issues and embark on the journey of reconnecting with his family.
Kyle Schaefer, Nick Abeel, and foley artist Kelsey Didion perform a LIVE, shot-for-shot remake of the greatest movie of all time!
We all have our nostalgia flick: one movie that blew our pre-adolescent minds with its epic story, special effects, and iconic score. Part spoof, part tribute, this highly theatrical version will be intensely physical, imaginative, and silly, using only specific costume pieces and rudimentary props to recreate iconic moments from the film.
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!
An ambitious young reporter tries to uncover secrets about a respected, retired doctor but instead discovers long-buried conflicts between two old friends. Set against the bonds of baseball, curve balls are thrown and cherished memories are recaptured.
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
Rush to school. Rush to practice. Rush home. Casting off the pressures of the daily grind, HYPERISH fuses dance styles born from the Dutch street scene and club circuit with themes of self-expression and young people's search for identity. With bodies elastic and skills unparalleled, each dynamic talent of ISH (4-ISH, New Vic 2006) soars through the air and flows seamlessly from ballet to breakdance and from house to hip hop. Free falling into life, this dance crew from Amsterdam tests the limits and boundaries of their own physicality to thrilling effect.
From director Noah Himmelstein, and starring composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) and Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked), I Am Harvey Milk chronicles the story of Harvey Milk's life – from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination. Part choral work, part theater piece, I Am Harvey Milk is an emotional celebration of an American icon.
I Am Harvey Milk was commissioned by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, along with Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus, Dayton Gay Men's Chorus, Denver Gay Men's Chorus, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, and Heartland Men's Chorus. Since its premiere, the piece has been made available to choruses to perform from coast to coast.
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.
Theatre 167's Jackson Heights Trilogy — collaboratively written by 18 playwrights — featured 37 actors in 93 roles speaking 14 languages. I Like To Be Here is the newest, edgiest piece from this multilingual, multicultural company. In the span of one very late night, new faces encounter existing characters and re-imagined scenes from the Trilogy. An elderly Irish woman fights to keep her home. A Bangaladeshi cab driver working the night shift yearns for a woman who rises at dawn to bake bread but does not speak her language. A closeted Long Island cop comes into town for a date, and a dosa chef inadvertently heals a customer's heart. Drag queens, car dispatchers, under-slept parents, gamblers, insomniacs, and dreamers find one another on the streets of Jackson Heights.
I Like To Be Here is part of the 2nd annual Theater:Village Festival, an annual theatrical event of plays centered around one playwright or theme running simultaneously in different West Village venues.
The cast of Tamar of the River, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk Award-nominated show produced at Prospect Theater Company, will celebrate the release of their world premiere recording with a one night only reunion concert.
You may know Ian Harvie as Margaret Cho's opening act, a cross-country headliner or a groundbreaking trans comedian unafraid to joke about subjects no other comedian has ever touched. Harvie (with the help of executive producer Cho) unveils his first-ever live standup comedy special, poking fun at topics from top surgery, to his fear of public restrooms, to his active sex life. Harvie's unique act queers the traditionally macho, sex-obsessed world of stand up in ways you won't believe, proving that laughter cuts across all gender identities and ultimately unites us all. You can see co-starring on the new TV series Transparent on Amazon, out at the end of September.
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!
Imagine: A Concert of Hope is a benefit concert featuring members of the Broadway theatre community to raise funds to benefit Cancer Research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.
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!
Blowout Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere of In Antarctica, Where it is Very Warm, written by Jona Tarlin and directed by Kyle Metzger. In Antarctica, Where it is Very Warm takes place in Palmer Station, Antarctica. After recently arrived plumber Neil is found face down in the snow, a young, pregnant scientist named Vicki must determine for their employer whether it was an accident or suicide attempt. The two of them try to find warmth in the coldest place on earth.
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.
From France comes In The Ring, which has been nominated for a a Molière Prize (French equivalent of a Tony award). This is the play's American debut and world premiere of its English version. The play is set in a boxing arena, which serves simultaneously as a playground and as a place to explore relationships between men and women. Parents, lovers, strangers, husbands and wives, even the divorced, widowed, all struggle with their instincts, their ideals and their childish impulses. The play is fast-paced, nervously oscillating between laughter and drama. Sparks light fires and misunderstandings lead to war, despite everyone's phenomenal efforts to coexist with the other gender.
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.
Ramon Thielen has danced professionally for more than thirty-one years, twenty-one of which as a Principal Dancer, performing worldwide. During the last ten years, Ramon has visited Venezuela, Mexico, the US, Panama, Peru and Colombia to find and work with talented young dancers. As an experienced artist, Ramon felt a deep responsibility; he wanted to help these children realize their potential, by providing much-needed guidance and support. His mission was to give these talented young dancers the best training possible. 5 years ago Tatiana Berenova, a former Boishoi Ballerina, joined Ramon in his mission. Combing their years of experience they are working together in The International Ballet Trainee Program, an intensive dance program, that teaches young dancers to refine and polish their training at an early age. Sponsored today by UnderTheRainbow.org, (a 501 © (3) organization.)
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
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.
The Ironworks Hayride is a romantic comedy chamber operetta set in in Sunnyvale, California in 1911. The play revolves around Milton, a shy bachelor accountant, who is coerced into going on a blind date with Millie, a "very progressive woman," who due to her cork leg is on the verge of being an old maid. The text is taken from the short story of the same name by Pulitzer Award winner Robert Olen Butler.
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!
On a playground in 1988, Fiona Moore fights off Margo Jones' efforts to convince her to join the all-girls kickball team in their daily recess battles against the boys. This totally annoys young Fiona and yet and yet - there's something more to her feelings, but what? As she struggles to figure this out, the play opens up, moving between the late 80s and today. As the playground fades into memory, adult Fiona and her friends attempt to figure out just what was happening and maybe re-write a little of her-story.
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.
With film credits including Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Fly, The Big Chill, Igby Goes Down, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Le Weekend; theatre performances including Seminar, The Pillowman and Domesticated; Jeff Goldblum now brings his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, with whom he performs regularly at Los Feliz's Rockwell Table and Stage, to open the Café Carlyle fall season
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.
Legendary comedian and Celebrity Apprentice winner Joan Rivers brings her live stand-up act to Times Square's Laurie Beechman Theatre. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Celebrity Apprentice, Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashion. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Lance Cruce plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds go to Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
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.
One of the last in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the 1960s, Johnny Mathis' romantic jazz and pop standards like "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty" continue to delight audiences around the world. Johnny has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame twice and received the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Hear the man dubbed "the world's most romantic singer."
Featuring their original stars Camilo Azuquita, Tito Allen, Sony Bravo, Johnny Rodriguez and More!
More than two years in development. Over 200 hours of interview footage. Hundreds of conversations. Theater Mitu creates an artful portrait of a community in crisis and transformation. Gangs, cartels, corruption, NAFTA, femicide, the War on Drugs, fear, familial honor, mythology and hope all appear in stories collected from parents, politicians, artists, activists, factory workers, journalists, professors and more.
Juárez is part of the 2nd annual Theater:Village Festival, an annual theatrical event of plays centered around one playwright or theme running simultaneously in different West Village venues.
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".
Kate Bornstein is the original gender outlaw, and this is an evening of her favorite autobiographical spoken word pieces—her most personal stories, her favorite comic and dramatic monologues from over a quarter of a century on the stage with this material. With great love and tenderness, Kate gently guides audiences through an moving, rollicking, and ultimately uplifting journey through sex and gender beyond the binary of men-and-women-only.
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.
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.
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.
La Bestia: Sweet Mother is written and directed by Tom Block. The play is a multi-media theatrical reconsideration of humanity's earliest creation myths. Although the audience may believe they are in small black-box theater in the East Village, in point of fact they will have arrived on the once-a-year feast day, when our first ancestors gathered to give thanks, and try and understand how and why this earth began. The underpinning imagery in the work comes directly from these earliest myths -- Babylonia, Sumerian, Greek, Hebrew, Zoroastrian and others.
Winner of 2 Tony Awards!
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill recounts Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous. 1959, in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show that unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of the last performances of her lifetime. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time shares her loves and her losses.
Among the songs that will be performed: "God Bless the Child," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Strange Fruit" and "Taint Nobody's Biz-ness."
Frequent collaborators Lonny Price and Audra McDonald have been developing and working on Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill for more than two years. The intimate setting of the Circle in the Square provides a unique theatrical experience, drawing audiences – especially those seated at the tables onstage – into the performance.
A limited number of rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased at the box office on the day of on a first-come-first-served basis for $40.00. There is a limit of two tickets per customer.
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.
Part of The New York Times critical guide to shows this week.
'The actors are splendid: vivid, vibrant and specific. So is this play by a promising writer.' - The New York Times Critics Pick
The highly anticipated new play from the writer of the NY Times Critic's pick Off-Broadway comedy hit, For Love. A roller coaster ride at the theater, action packed, visceral and provocative with themes of love, sex, forgiveness, redemption and…dancing...
A father, son and daughter must struggle to redefine the heart of their family, as they are about to lose the only thing that's holds them together. This loss might ultimately tear them apart, as this family's tapestry begins to unravel and old hurts boil and rise to the surface. How do you prepare yourself for your worst nightmare while living in it? How do you face the big black cloud about to burst on your horizon? Maybe you could take the opportunity to put things right, say what you never had the chase to say, meant to say, and wanted to say, then you might be able to forgive… even forgive yourself? Or maybe you could dance, dancing is good, dancing in nightclubs, dancing in bedrooms, dancing in the moonlight…So common let's dance, because how far can you let yourself go before you lose yourself altogether?
Georganne Aldrich Heller presents the world premier of The Last Days of Cleopatra. Directed by the multi talented Tim Ruddy. The cast reunites 1st Irish Best Actor Winner Mick Mellamphy and Best Actress Winner Laoisa Sexton. The play also features Kenneth Ryan and Kevin Marron.
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.
Big, bold and hauntingly beautiful, The Last Ship is a portrait of a group of people so bound together by passion and faith that they'll stop at nothing to preserve the only life they've ever known.
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.
Actor and activist Laverne Cox is one of the most well-known transgender women in the country, with a Time Magazine cover, an Emmy nomination, and numerous national television interviews to her credit. She is joined by her twin brother, artist M. Lamar, as they discuss growing up in Alabama, their growing realization of the paths their lives would take, their family, and their careers today. This is the first speaking engagement Cox and Lamar have done together.
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.
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.
Paris, 1643. Meet Dorante, a charming and affable gallant who cannot tell the truth. New to the city, he chooses Cliton as his valet, unaware that Cliton cannot tell a lie. Can this pathological liar fool his friends, take in the trusting and still, in the end, win the girl of his dreams? Or will he be unwittingly foiled by his virtuous valet? A scintillating and romantic comedy, brilliantly adapted for today's urban ear by David Ives.
Life in the ER is written and directed by Rebecca Roe. This is a World Premiere. A cast of twelve takes the audience for a humorous ride on the gurney. Five patients have been admitted to County General's ER room. They all need some emotional and physical healing but they can't seem to find the nurse.
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.
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.
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.
Adapted for stage by Constance Cox from Wilde's 1890's short story, Lord Arthur, a well-intentioned but slightly dim-witted member of the English peerage, is told by a mysterious palm-reader that he is destined to commit a murder. Eager to marry, he decides he must do the deed immediately; and with the aid of his trusty butler and an anarchist named Winkelkopf, he sets out to execute the perfect crime. "Wilde-ly" entertaining, witty and clever, this is Oscar Wilde at his very best.
The lakeside rental Veronica (Tracie Thoms) has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children so desperately need. And the disheveled property owner, Hogan (John Hakwes), has problems of his own – problems that Veronica is inevitably and irrevocably – pulled into.
An engrossing and revealing portrait of two strangers bound together by circumstance, Lost Lake is a vivid new work about the struggle for connection in an imperfect world.
Louis St. Louis is a Grammy Award-winning musician, singer, composer, arranger, author and conductor. He brings to 54 a high-ﬂying, emotionally driven evening with original songs from shows he has worked on including Grease, Disco People, Wuthering Heights and Sugar Hill, and selections from his two award-winning original musicals playing in China – an R&B Hip Hop version of The Monkey King and The Joker's Game.
Love Letters is a disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away?
The cast will rotate as follows:
Saturday, September 13, 2014, through Friday, October 10, 2014
Brian Dennehy & Mia Farrow
Saturday, October 11, 2014, through Friday, November 7, 2014
Carol Burnett & Brian Dennehy
Saturday, November 8, 2014 through Friday, December 5, 2014
Alan Alda & Candice Bergen
Saturday, December 6, 2014, through Friday, January 9, 2015
Stacy Keach & Diana Rigg
Saturday, January 10, 2015, through Sunday, February 1, 2015
Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen
Love Quirks is a new musical of unconventional devotion exploring the trials and tribulations of love. Four friends and lovers, gay and straight, experience the frustrations and perils of dating and relationships in NYC. Love Quirks features a score of quirky, neurotic and poignant songs by prolific composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh and a script by Mark Childers filled with laughter, pathos and sexual tension.