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Come enjoy a living cartoon as Shakespeare meets slapstick in our version of the mismatched twins stuck in the mixed up town of Ephesus, and how mistaken identity turns into hilarity with love triumphant.
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.
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is accepting applications for the Producer Mentorship and Development Program for 2013-14, a program designed to guide anyone producing a project through the steps of putting together an effective business plan, as well as help you to set and achieve attainable goals. Led by industry veterans and insiders, this year-long program encompasses the full scope of both the commercial and not-for-profit theatrical producer's process, using a hands-on approach, on-site training, and a focus on practical application. In order to be eligible for the program you must join TRU as a member; to apply send an email inquiry to TRUMentor@gmail.com and TRU will send you detailed information and an application.
Follow your tour guide Xavier the penguin around Manhattan, unchanged since 2014, when it disappeared under a massive mound of rubbish. Set in 2114, this comedy walking tour features historical gems, celebrating the future and yelling at strangers.
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).
Gianmarco and Laura star in a completely factual play about the end of their five-year relationship. Everything is exactly as it happened, is happening, and will happen.
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.
Two planes, two towers and four boys forced into manhood, searching for a path towards a brave new beginning. Direct from London, the new musical, 'The 8th Fold' celebrates the power of friendship, hope and the courage to start again.
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)
Adapted by Taryn Wisky and Heather Lanza from a short play by Eugene O'Neill. Directed by Heather Lanza. The play is an adaptation of the short play "Abortion," written by Eugene O'Neill in 1914. Combining O'Neill's text with an originally devised piece, the company explores the question of how audiences perceive race and if we can use theater to stimulate a conversation around the topic.
Winner of Best Show at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe, Absolutely Filthy is a dark comedy inspired by the funny pages, centering on a homeless man perpetually surrounded by a cloud of dust and grime.
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.
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.
A single woman uses karaoke, baseball signals and a garbage-bag striptease to slither through an emotional quagmire (and a floundering new relationship). Breasts! Weird therapists! Jalapeños! A show for ladies who rage, and the men who put up with them. (Includes at least half a song.)
Strindberg's great classic, Miss Julie, is given a powerful and chilling makeover in this adaptation. The original play about power and sex and money and class is updated from the Nineteenth Century to an English country house in 1945, immediately after World War Two. We watch breathlessly the sexually charged cat and mouse game between the spoilt aristocrat Miss Julie and her rakishly handsome chauffeur John. Marber's adaptation is a thrilling tour-de-force of psychological and social drama. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart.
In a journey toward self-discovery four women, Uhuru (Freedom), Njozi (Dream), Nia (Purpose), and Imani (Faith), embark on a heart-pounding trek through America's past to recover their names. Poetry, song and movement fill this memoir of black women in America.
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.
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.
A wacky space-age romp… perfect for today's kids! Alienne is a feisty Martian teenager who longs to be an Earthling. With goofy aliens, sarcastic robots, an amateur astronomer, and an evil space witch, "Alienne" is out of this world!
Dr. Grean is America's frozen family expert and proud mom of 23 could-be-kids in a cryocan. Watch her lecture go spectacularly wrong as blackouts sweep LA, causing a family meltdown! It's like watching a TEDTalk colliding with the Hindenburg.
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!
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.
"And She Bakes.", the YouTube series, now blown up to stage size. Dance parties, peanut-butter, and a tutu-d blender with an opinion perfectly merging comfort and joy. The baking ride of a lifetime. Vegan and gluten-free Come hungry.
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.
Angela's Justice is set in a fictitious place in1970. It is an adaption of Sophocles' Antigone and an homage to Angela Davis, wherein Angela is determined, by any means necessary, to get her brother properly buried. The piece takes a play that was written over 2000 years ago and melds it into a modern culture by melding the spirit of Antigone and Angela.
Why do we sing the national anthem? This dynamic, original musical explores that question through personal American stories, inspired by real war letters. Each song contains words from the anthem, woven together to form the song that represents our nation.
A Dr. Seuss meets poetry slam exploration of a young woman's wild and hilarious ride through the mystifying world of the penis, asking "Why is it that once I put your dick in my mouth we don't talk anymore?"
Four young New Yorkers struggle with love, entanglement and a decorative axe as they come face to face with the Norse Goddess of Fate.
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!"
Movie sidekicks get a starring role, a babytalker tries to kick the habit, a breakup complicates playground politics, and more in the third serving of this two-person comedy that uncovers the bumps on the road to happily ever after.
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.
What if you were conceived twice in one lifetime: once by the illegitimate passionate sex of a young couple in love, and next by a "missionary position" lovemaking, conservative couple who long to have a child but the "little guys" never make it to the egg? What if you were adopted by the married couple, only to find out you are everything they can't stand...I mean, understand?
After coming out as a lesbian and being alienated by her adoptive family, Ashley, a spirited young daydreamer, goes on an extraordinary journey to find love and a place to call home. In Kim Ehly's "Baby GirL," when Ashley's fantasies meet reality, expect the unexpected!
Baby GirL, a critically acclaimed comedy by award winning playwright, Kim Ehly, Baby GirL had its World Premiere in South Florida and opened to rave reviews and SOLD OUT audiences. Now, the play is making its NEW YORK PREMIERE at the FringeNYC.
Named in the TOP TEN by the Miami Herald, TOP FIVE by the Sun Sentinel and BEST DEBUT by Florida Theatre On Stage (including all productions for all publications).
Winner of THE SILVER PALM AWARD for Best New Work!
Broadway World and Carbonell nominee for Best New Work.
"Baby GirL is blessed with offbeat humor, sly insight, and a beating heart." – Rod Stafford Hagwood, Sun Sentinel
"Baby GirL is a joyous celebration of one woman's journey toward happiness. Baby GirL is sweet, funny, touching, unsettling, tender. It's an artistic offspring that would make any playwright proud. Ehly makes a persuasive case for looking beyond blood bonds to find family in those who love us. And in Baby GirL, she makes an impressive playwriting debut." – Christine Dolen, Miami Herald
"Ehly's play is so successful in reaching in and grabbing so many emotions that in the span of under two hours you've empathized, sympathized, shed a tear or two, laughed more than a little, and discovered that somehow you, too, have become part of the family she's created." – Michelle Solomon, Miami Miami Artzine
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.
A wild clandestine burlesque. A brutal Orwellian regime. Moulin Rouge meets 1984 in this seductive new musical. Revolution erupts when a puritanical surveillance state seeks to stamp out a brothel of colorful second-class citizens servicing its soldiers from the shadows.
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."
Bessie's Big Shot, follows Bessie the cow's dream of joining the circus. Can she lift more than Ziegfried, the strongest man in the world? Fly on a trapeze high above the crowd? Train Munson the Monkey? This variety show cheers Bessie on as she attempts the impossible and searches for her special talents.
City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the Landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed — and the Church won't leave him alone. For ex-cop & recent widower Walter Pops Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, when the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum, it seems the Old Days are dead and gone — after a lifetime living between Riverside and Crazy.
Acclaimed UK singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, explore the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favorite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia (whose album "The Songs of Dory Previn" was voted Top Ten Albums of 2012 by Sunday Times) roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation, sweet revenge and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today.
A whip-smart comedy charting the birth of the film noir genre, follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt "Double Indemnity" for the silver screen. Set in 1940's Hollywood, Billy & Ray is the true story of how two brilliant and thorny artists battled the Hollywood censors and each other to create a groundbreaking movie classic.
Polly wants more than a cracker. Megalomania erupts when the line between humans and animals is blurred. Can we get along together or will the law of the jungle prevail? This dark comedy boldly goes where no humanity has gone before.
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.
Take one abandoned Bootlegger, add one bitter wife, a Caddo Indian, two muddled Aunts, three dashes of corrupt cops, a pinch of lesbian nuns, and pour into a depression-era-glass for a Southern tale about a diamond in a rough place.
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.
New love blooms - and old loyalty dies, as Sam Adams leads a rebellion against an Empire's high taxes, heavy-handedness and invasions of privacy. A mythic, modern version of the moment Americans discovered their identity as a people.
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!
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.
Through a combination of song, dance, and heart warming honesty, BUBBA is a son's journey to discover the truth about his father's death and find closure in the strangest of places.
Nominated for 6 Tony Awards!
Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed film, Bullets Over Broadway brings the talents of Woody Allen and Susan Stroman together for the first time next spring at the St. James Theatre.
Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20's roar, Bullets Over Broadway is ready to bring musical comedy back with a bang.
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.
Dead men do tell tales! Richard Burbage, the world's first Hamlet, speaks again about his world and theatrical life, backstage politics, backbiting, sex, Shakespeare, and the joys and tragedies of being an actor in any age.
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.
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Class of 1983 is proud to present three benefit performances of Neil Simon's California Suite. Proceeds benefit The Class of 1983 Scholarship. The show will feature alumni from the academy's class of 1983 and will be directed by 1983 class graduates, Jim Demonic and Phillip George.
This delightful comedy features four one act plays and four different sets of guests all staying in suites 203 and 204 of The Beverly Hills Hotel. From bickering best friends from Chicago, sparing over the results of a violent tennis match, to the man from Philadelphia, awakening to find an unconscious woman named Bunny in his bed and his wife on the way up, this show is never short on laughs.
By day, she's a struggling dancer named Karla, by night, the vigilante hero The Night Siren. Inspired by true events in a story infused with dance, our hero is forced to redefine justice when a fellow dancer is killed.
Angry ghosts are disrupting business at a tech startup in the Tenderloin. When the young CEO hires a Santeria priest to purify the office, he gets more than he bargained for. Remounted from the UC San Diego's Wagner Festival and presented in conjunction with Ubuntu Theater Project, Campo Maldito is a darkly comic fable about the cost of gentrification and the price you pay when you piss off the dead.
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.
Censored on Final Approach by Phylis Ravel is the story of four WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots), a group of roughly one thousand women hired by the United States Army Air Force during WWII to fly military aircrafts and tow targets for live anti-aircraft artillery practice, thereby freeing male pilots for combat missions.
It is a story of strength, courage, identity, and the close-knit friendships formed during a very important period in American history. These women flew a combined total of over 600 million miles in every type of military aircraft and paved the way for future generations of female pilots, both military and civilian.
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.
Chemistry details the lives of two young people who connect through their experiences of mental illness. Steph barely holds down a job as a bartender while suffering from a lifelong depression that has led her through psychiatrists' offices, group therapy sessions, and countless pill bottles. Jamie, who overcame humble roots to graduate early from Harvard and fast track his way into politics, pushes himself so far that he winds up in the hospital, having ripped inch-deep gashes in his skin. With a diagnosis of unipolar mania, he suddenly finds himself plunged into the mystifying world of psychopharmacology. As Steph helps Jamie navigate the jungle of pills and therapies, a romance develops between them, and they are forced to confront their understandings of love and mental illness. Bursting with the witty, sharp dialogue prevalent in Rice's other work, Chemistry presents an honest and incisive depiction of mental illness as it shapes people's daily lives.
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.
With that smooth, dusky baritone voice and effortless brand of cool, Chris Isaak has wowed audiences worldwide with moody ballads like "Wicked Game" to rockers like "Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing." Expect to hear the hits plus tunes from Beyond the Sun,his latest album paying tribute to the roots of Rock 'n' Roll.
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.
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."
Ever smoke or sell marijuana? Robert did and is now in prison for it surrounded by killers, rapist,and meth head molesters. Now his life is a circus and the Warden is the Ringmaster running the show!
Based on the memoir "Blue Pariah"
by William Lewis (a.k.a. Guillermo Yuscarán)
Adapted & Performed by Mario Quesada
Directed by Felix Ivanov
Isla Vista, California. 1979. An era of war, social unrest, and suburban apathy has changed the country. Seeking to build a new life, away from the upheaval, an American family moves to the remote mountain village of Santa Lucia in Honduras. 12-year-old Jebney, his father Bill, and his dog Brown begin to explore the local culture and legends. After some adjustment, they make new friends and experience a newfound harmony. But how long can this peace last?
Based on true events, this solo play breathes life into the characters that inhabit the distinctly different towns of Isla Vista and Santa Lucia. Embark with us on a journey beyond all borders, from the streets of California, to the mountains of Honduras, to the special place in childhood where a boy's life and imagination converge as one.
Watch this hilarious one woman show starring Shana Solomon, play over 20 characters telling the inspirational story of being afraid to live bold and follow her dreams because of her circumstances.
1950's suburbia comes to the FringeNYC stage- drenched in Technicolor, decked in vintage TV sets with incredibly mixed messages, and chock-full of freakin' awesome puppets that have a lot to get off their fleecy chests. DRAMA. CAFFEINE. PUPPETS.
A young woman wakes from a nightmare about killing her father - only to find she's still in it. MAUS Theater of Berlin presents John Crutchfield's "gruselkabinett," a darkly hilarious mash-up of Ingmar Bergman, Elvis, and the Scottish play.
ComedySportz is one of the fastest, funniest, and cleanest comedy shows in NYC. The all-ages event has two teams of comedy improv players going head-to-head for the love, laughter, & applause of the audience. In each ComedySportz NYC improv show, a referee guides the players through a gauntlet of improv songs, scenes and games, bestowing points and calling fouls along the way. In the end, one team will win the coveted trophy and title of New York Comedy Champion.
Coming is a rock musical that sets the Biblical Book of Revelation in our own modern times. Christ is born again in the form of Josh Crenshaw: An unwitting Pennsylvania teen with a heart and voice of gold, who seeks to spread his message of love by competing on a televised singing competition called "American Icon". Meanwhile, Damian Salt, a wildly popular, queer glam/pop megastar suffers a personal blow at the hands of Christian extremists. He declares war on God and seeks to punish Yaweh through his only begotten son: Josh. Fame, religion and sexuality collide as the fate of all mankind hangs in the balance and Josh is forced to decide between his faith and his conscience.
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.
A hilarious medley of mayhem, comedy and lunacy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) returns (after too long of an absence) with a naughty new cast, a devilishly fresh take, and a feverish pace. With a wink and a nod (and perhaps a pinch of the bottom), this clever parody whirls by — you'll be laughing long after we're done with you!
A hilarious medley of mayhem, comedy and lunacy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) returns (after too long of an absence) with a naughty new cast, a devilishly fresh take, and a feverish pace. With a wink and a nod (and perhaps a pinch of the bottom), this clever parody whirls by — you'll be laughing long after we're done with you!
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.
Can a corporation fill the gap when the world's children have lost their ability to imagine? Cookie Ireland knows.
Two marine biologists are at odds during the most important expedition of their career. When a stranded shark refuses to die, things get weird in this physical theatre piece about the nature of ego, love and revenge.
Milkwood Theater uses an invented species on the brink of extinction to look at what separates us from the animal and plant worlds we study so determinedly.
Loosely Inspired by John Steinbeck's real life recording of such a mission in "The Log of the Sea of Cortez," this young company takes the book's philosophical musings to build an off-kilter physical theatre piece, equal parts absurd humor and inventive storytelling.
Cougar The Musical by Donna Moore, unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio"; a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator (http://www.youtube.com/cougarthemusical ). Hilarious, soulful and heartwarming, Cougar the Musical is a madcap ride from Cougar Bar to nail salon to boudoir and back as the women learn to say "yes" to getting older, "yes" to trust and friendship and "yes" to proving that love is ageless.
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.
Playwright Alison Crane returns to Fringe NYC with Coyote Katie's Return , another darkly comic tale of Oklahomans and the people who love them. Everyone loves a taxidermist. And what's not to love about Roy, a hairy, awkward, possibly psychotic taxidermist living on the fringes of Oklahoma City? Despite his commitment to solitude, he finds an unlikely connection with Ruby, a psychiatric nurse with a checkered romantic past. Their awkward attempt a romance is threatened when Roy's past staggers onto his doorstep, dragging the truth behind a 30-year-old urban legend along for the ride. This truth leads us into the highly-sanitized hands of Dr. Holbrook, a psychiatrist who wants to seize this discovery to make a difference in the lives of many. A recently deceased cat, a taxidermy menagerie and a wasted Dorito casserole, all present their own complications in this quirky love story of bestial proportions.
Four voices pour out their souls in a torrent of emotions, memories and desires. In this unique multimedia rendition the poetry of Kane's play is expressed through sound and imagery born of movement and light.
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.
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.
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.
Dancing pills? A therapist named Joy! And, hey, you're an alcoholic and a lesbian after all! "Depression: The Musical (A Depressed Girl's Guide To Depression)" is a darkly humorous pop-rock musical about falling apart and putting yourself back together.
"Destiny is luck." "Destiny is getting lucky." Humorous as it is poignant, absurd as it is profound, Destiny is Judd Nelson follows a group of young New Yorkers searching for meaningful connections in a city where timing is everything.
Theater for the New City will present a lineup of wide-ranging and original theatrical visions embracing drama, poetry, music, and dance in the summer of 2014 from performing artists representing theater and performance companies in our theater complex in downtown New York.
Devil Lay Me Down is written by Ean Miles Kessler and directed by David Delaney. World premiere. Julian Carthy returns from prison to his father's trailer on the Texas-Mexico border, hell-bent on carving a fresh life and finding his daughter. There he finds his father, Marcus, living with Ro, his much younger live-in girlfriend. When a spark of interest lights between Julian and Ro, old tensions seethe between father and son, drawing Julian's brutal past to the surface. A modern Western at its heart, "Devil Lay Me Down" is a brutal love story and love song to the American West.
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!
Surprise! It's a single mom! An "accidental" pregnancy forces Julie to raise a child alone, make unlikely decisions and take a bumpy journey down memory lane. Follow this hilarious tale of how becoming a mother may mean becoming her mother.
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.
Two Manhattan Doormen; brave, courteous, respectful, competitive, filled with musical machismo. One wise, rugged, handsome. The other young, brash with more hair. They battle in the streets and in the lobby to be Doorman of the Year!
Dragon's Breath is the story of a Young Adult paranormal romance writer who accidentally creates a dangerous cult. Justine Drake is a first-time writer navigating the unfamiliar worlds of e-publishing, fantasy conventions, and internet trolls in an effort to see her Dragon's Breath books in print alongside the likes of The Hunger Games and Twilight. Her efforts take an unexpected turn, however, when her books form the bible of a religious movement hatched by her number-one fan.
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?
Gripped by Dust Bowl desperation, a ragtag group of wanderers heed a prophet's advice to embark on a journey that is a tall tale, a ghost story, and a quasi-apocalyptic parable. There will be folk music, whiskey, and love!
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.
This new imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Empty House" captures the nightmare that was the life of a woman in Victorian Britain. Holmes without Holmes.
Childhood best friends, Glory Zico and P.K. Whylde, meet in a wild night of dreams to unravel their complex friendship, battle their sadness, and, ultimately, face a looming, dark truth.
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.
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."
This solo performance is a schizophrenic immersion into psychological damage caused by pre-mature sexualisation, a sensory bombardment of weird and sometimes shocking imagery, tap dancing and tasteless jokes.
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.
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.
As the fattest kid in school, Tommy lives a lonely, living nightmare. When the skinny kids' taunting goes too far, Tommy takes revenge without amends. A dark spoken-word musical diving into the lunchtime of life, where bullies are delicious.
Fearless is the story of one man's broken engagement (not his fault), failed suicide attempt (definitely his fault), the relationships that followed (probably his fault) and the misguided attempts to teach his students how to take risks and become fearless.
The real-life story of a gifted, educated, spunky Austrian-emigree baby nurse who sacrifices her own family relationships to nurture newborns and mothers with firmness and compassion - all set against the backdrop of WWII. Live mandolin music. "Skala is marvelous!" – NY Times
The last thing any corporation wants to hear is ... the truth! One businesswoman's super-heroic compulsion to confront hypocrisy leads her to battle Big Pharma, boozy bosses, and the fractured family fantasies that fueled her fight for Justice.
Attorney Sean McManus moves in with firefighter brother Nicky to salvage their family - and to pursue old flame Janice. When Janice intrudes into their world, however, cold-hearted Nicky's passions flare, pitting both brothers in a reckless clash for dominance.
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.
Hurricane Sandy howls outside as four friends gather to weather the tempest. A tragic secret stirs an inner storm of love, laughter, rage and redemption. Modern female strength collides with classic male stoicism in a city that insists upon both.
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.
Family, Filipinos & Alzheimer's. Described by Dave Chappelle as "funny, heartwarming & funny again," this one-woman show will make you laugh, cry & remind you that in the end, it's not the details that matter
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…
A theater company from Yale presents a madcap comedy that begins when Claire accidentally breaks Jeffrey's left foot. What follows is the strangest month of their lives, featuring such things as a hostage situation, pork buns, bad poetry, and murder
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.
On a summer night in Florida, with the stars of magic and irresponsibility perfectly aligned, four friends have gathered to summon a hurricane, to rekindle lost love, and to see if wormholes exist. Whoosh.
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.
In a high rise in São Paulo with the World Cup raging outside, four Americans confront a monstrous rage inside. Also, none of them know a thing about soccer.
In this absurdist romp through Shakespeare, pop culture, and life in the theatre, celebrity icon Gary Busey (played by comedian David Carl) will perform all the parts in "Hamlet", using homemade puppets, videos, live music, and poetry.
Take the journey of a lifetime and step into the "unbubblelievable" magical kingdom of Fan Yang's Gazillion Bubble Show! The first and only, interactive stage production of its kind, complete with fantastic light effects, lasers, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry, this unforgettable extravaganza is not to be missed.
Hailed by David Letterman/The Late Show, as "The greatest bubble artist in the world," Fan Yang's gorgeous and unique creations defy gravity and logic as we know it. He holds (and has broken his own) Guinness World records for the biggest bubble ever blown, the largest bubble wall ever created (a staggering 156 feet!), most bubbles within a bubble, and in May 2006, was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid. His performances have been broadcast worldwide, including Cirque du Soleil and The David Letterman Show.
Over the past two decades, Fan Yang has explored the fragile and mysterious world of soap bubbles and emerged with a completely new medium, blending art and science to dazzle audiences around the globe. Children and adults of all ages are sure to be amazed, mystified and enchanted!
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
When Monty Navarro, a disinherited relative of the rich and powerful D'Ysquith clan, learns he's ninth in line to inherit the earldom, he sets out to secure his future by, er, process of elimination. Each of the eight heirs perilously standing in the way of Monty's fortune are played by Tony® Award-winner Jefferson Mays, in one of the most tireless, whiplash-inducing performances ever attempted on the American stage. Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman and set in England's elegant Edwardian era, this uproarious new musical comedy shows just how low we'll go to make it to the top.
A number of $35.00 tickets will be made available for each performance for patrons aged thirty-five and younger. These tickets must be purchased day-of, in-person at the box office and are subject to availability. Valid photo I.D. will be required, and patrons are limited to two rush tickets per performance.
Direct from the West End, Ghost Stories is the hit heart-stopping play by masters of the macabre Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman (of the BBC's cult show The League of Gentlemen). Three men gather, each with an uncanny tale to tell: their chilling stories bleed off the stage and into your dreams. Not for the faint hearted, Time Out London called Ghost Stories "an immaculately crafted evening of entertainment. Play the game and you'll have a scream!"
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.
When a painter tears the artwork off the walls of a struggling independent gallery, the relationships between a group of emerging artists are also torn apart. A comedy about envy, friendship, sex, art, and our constant search for something better.
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.
Halcyon Days<> is written and directed by John William Schiffbauer. World premiere. This play is an ensemble drama about the choices people make in their lives. When Peter and Connie's marriage begins to unravel, Connie goes on an introspective quest to redefine herself, just as Peter seeks out a relationship with a mysterious woman from his past.
Halfway, Nebraska explores the limits of hope and what it means to love someone who may be too far damaged to save. Sheila counts down the miles as she drives her disturbed son and adoptive daughter from California to Nebraska.
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."
Trapped on a stalled New York subway, seven strangers realize it's not just the train that's stuck. A poignant musical comedy about making connections, living in the moment and moving on in life... and a woman just went into labor.
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.
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.
A moving play that speaks for itself – it incorporates music, dance, humour and mime, all with a relevant theme. This award-winning production follows the plight of the rhino in its endless battle against extinction and the forces edging it along.
The New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC
A Production of The Present Company
August 8th - 24th
Tickets: $18-$24. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org
Cellar Door presents Hot Steams by Zach Wegner as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC.
Braeson Herold stars in this futuristic mental ride through torture and imprisonment, finding himself jailed and dressed in a Santa suit with no memory of who he is or how he got there. His cellmate, Zach Wegner, a questionably accused mass murderer, is supposed to be in solitary confinement. Their sanity is at stake as they face an unscrupulous law enforcer played by Garrett Neergaard, a Broadway veteran who joins the production for The New York International Fringe Festival.
Hot Steams debuted in the Planet Connections Theater Festival in 2012. Accolades include Braeson Herold for Best Supporting Actor and Zach Wegner nominated for Best Actor. Revisit this "...perfect example of classic absurdist theatre that I hope some day might become a classic itself."
"The writing (by Zach Wegner) and direction (by Jaclyn Biskup) work hand in hand to create a well timed play that keeps you spellbound throughout."- Stephen Tortora-Lee, The Happiest Medium
The production is directed by Jaclyn Biskup. The creative team are Deirdre Wegner (Costume Design), Edward K. Ross (Set Design), Stephanie Sherline (Sound Design), Amith Chandrashaker (Lighting Design) and Kylie Hogrefe (Stage Management).
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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.
Behind her bewitching facade, Hollywood's most beloved bombshell was a streetwise bruiser, obsessed with death. Videos and interviews demystify her tale, telling of her rise to stardom from a Vaudeville chorus line to her destruction by pills and gin.
Award-winning Appalachian theatre company brings to life the untold story of the changeling boy from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Battling fairy monarchs. Forbidden boundaries. Passionate desires and a planet on the brink. Will he survive Puck's savage game?
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
Fire Island in July. Madam Sparrow commands a mysterious monkey paw to conjure a storm and lay a trap on four unsuspecting men from her past. She and Ariel have 24 hours to extract revenge before the magic runs out.
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.
I Am Harvey Milk weaves 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.
15-year-old Jane Jiménez, the daughter of a Jewish mother and Mexican father, is about to have her quinceañera. As the celebration of her "transition into womanhood" approaches, Jane is uneasy; she feels stuck in the repetitive waltz she's been taught. She doesn't feel like a woman. In fact, she knows she's not female at all. Meanwhile, her mother, Lisa, is trapped in the past but can't find anyone to live in it with her. Her father, Reynaldo, is about to break under the weight of the secrets he's been hiding. Her girlfriend, Dawn, would run away from the trailer park in a heartbeat—if she didn't have to play parent to her alcoholic mother. All four find themselves stepping off-beat, attempting to figure out the proper choreography.
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.
Weddings and bacon and abs, oh my! Help love-starved Olive smash through Hollywood promises and the fourth wall in this zany meta-RomCom. Can she write a script for her life that lives up to her movie-fueled expectations?
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 historic and hysterical first revival EVER of the Marx Brothers' 90 year old first Broadway show, the only one of the team's stage vehicles never to have been filmed.
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.
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 drinks are on us! Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of alcohol. Cocktails and comedy combine for an utterly unique musical theatre experience! "An absolute must-see!" raves The Huffington Post.
The hilarious brand of fast paced comedy that made Face Off Unlimited famous has finally come to the heart of New York City. From the creators of BATSU!, comes an all out comedy win to start off your Friday Fun-day! Face Off has recruited and trained some of the brightest rising stars of the stage and screen, and took away their scripts! Watch what happens when teams of these expert improvisers compete in Times Square's comedy championship match!
Improv Face Off features two teams of master improvisers competing to bring the funny in this all out comedy win! Using audience suggestions, they create sidesplitting comedy on the spot! So damn funny you won't believe its improvised!
It'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.
Vacillating between reality and nightmare, see the world through the tortured eyes of one Tennessee Williams' most beloved characters, Blanche. In this one act precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire, Interior: Panic explores the grotesque world of the fractured psyche.
Get off your damn phone! Al Gore is ready to ascend his soapbox and tell you the tale of the internet, from the first 10010101 to AOL to Facebook. No attention span required (this is basically the Buzzfeed of plays).
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.
The company hailed by The Village Voice for "commanding, physically impressive performances" returns to the Fringe with a new Butoh-driven physical theatre odyssey. Four choreographers invoke the Egyptian goddess Isis to discover the mythic "home" in each of us.
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 conce