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The (New) Trial is a radical version of The New Trial by Peter Weiss (1916-1982), adapted and directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li. The play experiments with identity and power-relations, presenting a surreal look at the life of K, the chief attorney in an international corporation. The play explores K's obsessive idealism and his self-destructive methodology in helping others. Confined in his own docile body, K is manipulated as the public mask for the corporation to win the "war" over current global market expansion and eventually is abandoned by the corporation once the victory is obtained.
In 1962, Ellen Stewart invited puppet artists from Korea to perform their production of Head Hunting by Pagoon Kang Wouk. This began La MaMa's long love affair with all things puppetry. The form has been an integral part of La MaMa's artistic vision ever since. The La MaMa Puppet Series showcases new contemporary puppet theatre by American and international artists in all three of La MaMa's theaters. La MaMa's Denise Greber curates:
Crane: on earth, in sky: November 5-8
Shank's Mare: November 6-15
Puppet Slam: November 11
The Child Who: November 12-15
Undefined Fraction: November 19 - 29
No Need For A Night Light On A Light Night Like Tonight: November 19 - 22
I Laid An Egg: November 14-15
Heather Henson/IBEX Puppetry Workshop: November 7 - 8
Punschi: November 21 - 22
Out of 500 international submissions, 8 plays were chosen to compete for in the festival of Magical Realism. The winning team will receive $200, second place will receive $100. Come out and vote for your favorite show!
39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name! The show's uproarious fast-paced 100 minutes promises to leave you gasping for breath… in a good way!
The Collective NY presents the 3rd Annual Collective:10 featuring 12 original never-before-seen plays uncovered from hundreds of blind submissions as well as the world premiere of a new short play by award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and director, Israel Horovitz.
Concrete Timbre, a composer-driven performance collective, provides an interdisciplinary journey back to four scenes in the year 1968, revealing the unrest that exploded across the world. In Poland, a young woman tries to convince her parents to let her take part in the student protests. In Czechoslovakia, Alexander Dubček defends Brezhnev and enacts social changes. We then experience the life of a young protester in the midst of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico. Finally, a group of Yippies in the East Village try to determine their next move the day after Nixon wins the Presidency. Their stories cover themes of hope, occupation, violence and finding a way to rise from the ashes. The work features contemporary classical music with electronics and world music elements. Directed by Ann Warren.
In an evening of theatre showstoppers, The New York Pops brings the best of Broadway uptown.
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).
Happiness is… 54 Below "Sings You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"!
54 Below is proud to present the Grammy-nominated music by Clark Gesner, with additional music from Andrew Lippa, in one sensational concert. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown brings fun and catchy music to the famous Peanuts gang comic strip we all know and love. Don't miss your favorite tunes such as "My Blanket and Me," "Book Report," "Snoopy," "My New Philosophy," "Beethoven Day," "The Kite," "Suppertime," and many more! Join your favorite Broadway kids as Charlie, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts gang for a fun and exciting evening at 54 Below!
Featuring: Joshua Colley (Les Misérables) as Charlie, Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland) as Snoopy, Luca Padovan (School of Rock) as Linus, Milly Shapiro (Matilda) as Sally, Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita) as Lucy, Zachary Unger (Big Fish) as Schroeder.
Magnet Theater is pleased to announce the return of The New York Musical Improv Festival (NYMIF), now in its seventh year.
Ranging from traditional musical theatre fare to adrenaline-pumping rap battles, past festivals have showcased powerhouse groups such as Baby Wants Candy (with cast members whose credits including Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and The Colbert Report), The Improvised Sondheim Project (comprised entirely of performers and faculty from legendary improv training ground, The Second City in Chicago) as well as hip-hop improv darlings North Coast (recently featured in Time Out New York).
First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatrical awards chosen by the ENTIRE theatre community – specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and off-Broadway productions. The membership includes award-winning actors, designers, directors, playwrights, producers, industry veterans, critics and dedicated audiences from across the nation.
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)
2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham is a Princess Grace and Bessie Award-winning choreographer whose work is often characterized by a sensual and provocative movement vocabulary combined with a strong emphasis on sound. This season celebrates that love of sound by treating Joyce audiences to the company's first ever live music program. Highlighting the program—The Gettin', featuring music by Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Robert Glasper and his trio, who reimagine Max Roach's We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, and the New York premiere of Absent Matter, a new work created in collaboration with Blue Note recording artist Otis Brown III, multimedia artist Tahir Hemphill, and costume designer Karen Young.
James Lecesne portrays every character in this play of a small Jersey shore town as they unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year-old boy who goes missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he disappears, Leonard becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how they live, whom they love, and what they leave behind.
Tony Speciale directs, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik.
The Accidental Kiss, written and directed by Chima Chikazunga, tells the story of two people struggling to find themselves. One is doing this through sobriety, the other through substance abuse, but they soon discover they have much more in common than just their forbidden love of the empty bottle. When a woman wakes up in an abandoned theater with a complete stranger who claims he is in love with her, he is her only hope of figuring out what happened the night before and of saving herself. Performed by the author and Josette Dwyer.
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.
Succumb to an awe-inspiring experience that stimulates all of your senses. AcousticaElectronica blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts, and immersive theater with the infectious energy of a nightclub to bring you an evening you won't encounter elsewhere. Don't believe us? Come feel for yourself.
toUch Performance Art brings their electricity to DROM this summer after a successful four year Boston run of their immersive theater experience: AcousticaElectronica.Powered by the energy of a contemporary nightclub, AcousticaElectronicais a mind-blowing event that blends electronic and classical music, hip-hop and ballet, aerials and opera to create an infectious evening. Succumb to this awe-inspiring experience as DJ Robert Lux guides you through a night unlike any other. Don't believe us? Come feel for yourself.
African Footprint celebrates the diversity of South Africa, uniting the creative talents of choreographers, musicians, writers and performers from all walks of life. This is a performance that reflects the true South Africa, one that captured the sense of history and hope for the future that the people carry in them. This is an explosive and emotional performance that was televised around the world and seen by over 250 million viewers. It was an instant hit and went on to become not only the first musical to feature a mixed race cast, but also the longest running musical in South African history!
In the jingle-jangle decade of the aughts a young girl Ariel)who lost her mother (Jenna) in the WTC attack forms a bond with her mother's former lover (Nick), to the chagrin of her father (Paul). Memory is unreliable.Time and space remain fluid. Boundries -- even between death and life -- are negotiable. And for Ariel the only truth to be found lies in the possibility of an Angel, and the perfect immutability of Zero.
American Theatre of Actors is proud to present: the world premiere of celebrated Canadian writer (and satirist) Mark Krause's play The Age of Andy, featuring Circle in the Square Theatre School graduates Sara Canter and Kathleen Kenning as well as Jacqueline Delibes and David Woodrow.
Directed by Circle in The Square graduate and faculty member Christina Pastor, the play examines the meaning of "value": ranging from self worth to currency to art.
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!
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Book!
Tumble down the rabbit hole with the wonderfully, wild, wacky and whimsical cast of characters in the new musical and world premiere of ALICE in Wonderland by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell. Frolic with Alice as she dances her way through Lewis Carroll's legendary tale. Meet the White rabbit - if you can catch him! Don't forget to bow to the Queen of Hearts or she'll chop off your head - oh my! 60 minutes of marvelous mayhem. It's sure to be a mad tea party and you're the guest of honor.
Tony Award winner Alice Ripley returns to 54 Below for the first time in over a year with a brand new show! In Alice Ripley: All Sondheim, the multi-talented star of Broadway's Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy, Side Show, and The Rocky Horror Show explores the provocative lyrics and enduring melodies of songs written by the legendary Stephen Sondheim. Ms. Ripley has gathered some of her favorites — and will even revisit classic Sondheim characters she's played, remembering anecdotes along the way. From "Worst Pies In London" to "Getting Married Today"… from "Losing My Mind" to "Rose's Turn"… from "Being Alive" to "The Ladies Who Lunch"… this is a show you do NOT want to miss. Spend a summer night celebrating Sondheim with one of the Great White Way's favorite stars.
Alison Burns and Lulu Picart, accompanied by Jason Wetzel and Gregg Monteith, will be performing in a one night only cabaret at New York City's Metropolitan Room!
Come join them for a fun night of music and comedy! What more could you want?
Kwame Kwei-Armah, who directed the Public's 2013 production of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 and the 2013 Mobile Shakespeare Unit's Much Ado About Nothing, returns to direct the fall Mobile Shakespeare Unit tour of All's Well That Ends Well. This romantic fairytale will tour the five boroughs followed by a limited three-week engagement at the Public.
George Takei, the original and beloved Mr. Sulu from "Star Trek", film and television star, activist and social media icon, will make his Broadway debut in the production which was inspired by his real life childhood. Allegiance is a touching and uplifting story about a family's love, loss and heroism during the period of the Japanese –American internment in World War II. A tale that will resonate with everyone: a story you've never heard about a family you will never forget.
Under the artistic direction of Murray Louis and Alberto del Saz, the work of Alwin Nikolais comes back to The Joyce for the first time since the 2010 worldwide centennial celebration of this master choreographer. "A true dance luminary, a choreographer, designer, composer of electronic music and a pioneer of multi-media dance" (The New York Times), Nikolais will be honored with a program performed by The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company that will include Tensile Involvement (1955), Gallery (1978), Mechanical Organ III (1983), and Crucible (1985), some of the most renowned works that he created during his long and successful career.
Amazing Grace is based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world's most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement.
Founded by Producing Artistic Director Nikki Feirt Atkins, American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, a living archive of musical theater dance, played to enthusiastic audiences when the production appeared at The Joyce in November 2014. For a return engagement this fall, ADM21 will again reconstruct original choreography from revered musicals for an enchanting new program filled with live music and special guest stars.
The Joyce Theater is proud to launch its first American Dance Platform, showcasing some of the most captivating American companies performing today. This year's festival features companies representing different regions throughout America and pairs emerging companies with those that are more established. On the roster—Donald Byrd's Spectrum Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Northwest Dance Project, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, and four additional companies to be announced. The festival is curated by Paul King and Walter Jaffe, the founders and directors of White Bird, the acclaimed dance presentation series based in Portland, Oregon.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards!
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.
Featuring artists from across the US with a concentration of New York makers and a small selection of international artists, American Realness offers audiences local, national and international perspectives on the complicated and wondrous world we inhabit.
Amy Helm's deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. Combined with her stunning vocal and other creative gifts, those roots have grown up to reveal a spellbinding artist who moves easily through a broad range of musical styles.
The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions. She is a gifted musician on both mandolin and drums, and has clearly absorbed the lessons of the many other accomplished artists with whom she has shared stages, including Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Osborne as well as other uniquely American performers like Dr. John and Hubert Sumlin.
A founding member of the roots band Ollabelle, with whom she has recorded three CDs, Helm has also performed live with scores of notable musicians like Warren Haynes, The Wood Brothers, and Donald Fagen, and her distinctive voice can be heard on recordings by artists ranging from Mercury Rev to Marc Cohn.
Featuring traditional Shaker songs and a stunning mix of modern dance and actual Shaker movements, Angel Reapers captures the soul of the Shakers, an early American religious sect who sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy. While the congregants strive desperately to maintain divine purity, the needs of the flesh threaten to take hold. With text by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry, this wildly theatrical collage about the glorious love of the divine and the overwhelming desire for human connection marks the return to Signature of Residency Five playwright and MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Martha Clarke.
Leapin' Lizards! The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."
A one-night-only performance of the classic Irving Berlin musical directed by Tony Award winner John Rando. The Gala will feature The Encores! Orchestra led by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. The event will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs.
Academy Award-winning actress Juliette Binoche plays the title role in a new English-language translation of Antigone, directed by the internationally renowned Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove and translated by poet and MacArthur fellow Anne Carson. The BAM engagement marks the US premiere of this powerful, collaborative work which premiered at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg in February and was staged at the Barbican in March. Following the BAM engagement, the production's US tour continues in Chapel Hill, NC; Ann Arbor, MI; and Washington, DC.
This production is a part of BAM's 2015 New Wave Festival.
In a ranch house deep in Texas Hill Country, a once tight-knit group of friends reunites to bury one of their own. But as they look backward through their lives, it becomes clear they've lost more than just their old pal. In this haunting new play from Anne Washburn, the boundaries between then and now grow disarmingly blurry as these estranged friends confront their slippery past.
"Rapturous and profound," says The New York Times about Aparna Ramaswamy, the Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer who makes her Joyce debut with They Rose at Dawn. In this solo work, women are depicted as carriers of ritual who navigate inner and outer worlds as they invoke a sense of reverence, of unfolding mystery, of imagination. A stellar Carnatic musical ensemble accompanies Ramaswamy as she explores the spontaneous interplay between music and movement and the dynamic contours created by the artists onstage.
King Shahryar discovers his queen has been unfaithful, and he murders her and her lover in their bed. Shahryar becomes convinced that all women are deceitful and unfaithful, and he vows to marry a virgin each night and kill her the next morning. His vizier, Wazir, is given the unhappy task of procuring the King's endless stream of victim brides. After three years, there is not a virgin to be found that can be sacrificed to the King's anger -- until Shahryar recalls that Wazir has two daughters. He demands to take the elder daughter, Scheherezade, as his bride that very night, and the younger girl will be his victim the next night. Scheherezade's father is instructed to return to the palace the following morning carrying his daughter's burial shroud. But Scheherezade has a plan to save her life and the lives of all the other girls in the kingdom.
The marriage takes place. Shahryar is about to kill Scheherezade when her sister, Dunyazade, cries out that she cannot sleep until she hears one of her Scheherezade's wonderful stories. For Scheherezade is a consummate story teller, and this is how she will save her life. One tale leads to another because every tale she tells ends with a cliffhanger just as the dawn arrives. The King must agree to spare her for one more night in order to hear how the story will end. The cycle continues for a thousand and one nights until Scheherezade's last story comes to an end in a remarkable act of love, compassion and humanity.
The Architecture of Proximity combines elements of post-modern dance, voguing, gestural, and impulse generated movement. It is an immersive dance work that explores the relationship between architectural spaces and their physical and psychological effects on the body. The work examines what happens when the proximity between audience and performer is erased and investigates how boundaries and borders define a sense of "ownership" of self and space. Zullo uses the collected essays in Space & Psyche, edited by Elizabeth Danze and Stephen Sonnenberg from the Center for American Architecture and Design at The University of Texas at Austin, to further consider how spaces effect the body both physically and psychologically. Composer David Engelhard creates an original and interactive sound score that responds to the performers' choices.
When playwright Antonin Artaud's physical form is usurped by a double, he struggles to maintain control of his own individuality. The play contains a series of vignettes inspired by the life of famous theater artist and theoretician during his time in the Sanitarium at Rodez, France in the 1940s. Trapped inside the chaos of his mind, the playwright wrestles with the Double to regain primacy and control over the way others perceive him.
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.
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.
Beatrice is pregnant, but the baby is growing inside of her lung, sucking in air with each breath she takes. The unborn baby takes Beatrice, her roommate, the baby's unsupportive father and an obsessive shoe salesman on a journey of life, breath and selflessness. The baby becomes a catalyst that triggers self-reflection and causes each character to change in some way and reassess their lives. The title is a floral metaphor: the baby is in the background, much like the baby's breath plant that serves as a backdrop to a bouquet of flowers, but is nonetheless subtly guiding the actions of those surrounding it.
Inside a house, a house in a series of houses on a fraternity row, a house in which DVDs serve as coasters and drool stains the sofa, live three roommates far past their college days. A thousand girlfriends come and gone, a thousand drinks downed, a thousand parties crashed—every night the same, until now. There's a party tonight on fraternity row, but it is not the blaring music that makes sleep impossible. Tonight, these bachelors will understand what their choices have really gotten them.
Amalia Hernández is one of the most relevant and celebrated choreographers of the last century. She was inspired by the essence of Mexican folklore and recreated choreography using various techniques from modern and classical dance. Her creations were then brought to the stage with amazing results. The artistic creativity of Amalia Hernández materialized in the establishment of Ballet Folklórico de México, and the subsequent creation of a dance school for the training of professional dancers. Over six decades, the Ballet has represented Mexico on some of the world's most renowned stages. It has reached great audiences –both Mexican and foreign alike—and stimulated millions both emotionally and intellectually.
"The ache and darkness…put onstage was more than a dance, it was an echo of human experience," declared The Washington Post about Ballet Memphis who, pairing innovation with raw emotion in every stunning step, delivers a new vibrancy to the dance stage. This mixed repertory program features contemporary works grounded in the classical aesthetic that the company has presented so exquisitely on stages around the world. It includes Matthew Neenan's The Darting Eyes and Julia Adam's Devil's Fruit, commissioned works from the company's lauded River Project series that usher in with realness and grace Ballet Memphis' commitment to creating distinctly American dance.
Under the direction of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn OBE and William Trevitt OBE, the all-male, contemporary dance ensemble BalletBoyz "encourages dancers, inspires audiences, thinks with flair and ingenuity" (Financial Times), and sells out houses around the world. The troupe arrives at The Joyce with the New York premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's Mesmerics, a Joyce co-commission, and The Murmuring, a new work commissioned from Alexander Whitley, former affiliate choreographer of The Royal Ballet and currently a New Wave Associate at Sadler's Wells.
Acclaimed New York City Ballet choreographer Troy Schumacher brings artists at the forefront of their genres together to collaborate closely as equals as they create new, ballet-based works. The result is a series of thrilling, inventive pieces certified "mint-fresh" and "seriously experimental" by The New York Times. BalletCollective provides audiences the rare chance to experience NYCB dancers up close in works tailor-made for them featuring live music performed by the ensemble Hotel Elefant.
The development of music in the Royal Marines is inextricably linked with the evolution of British military bands. Lively airs and the beat of the drum enabled columns of marching men to keep a regular step.
The drum was the normal method of giving signals on the battlefield or in camp. As long ago as the days of Drake and Hawkins the drummer's rhythm would advertise the changing watches or beat the men to quarters.
The O'Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister Barbara, whose spiral of drugs and recklessness has forced her siblings to stage an open-air intervention. But the event becomes raucous and unpredictable as familial stereotypes collide with hard realities, and racial politics slam up against the stories we tell — and maybe even believe — about who we were and who we become. Kent Gash directs this new play that proves family can be a bigger vice than any other addiction.
Members of the original Los Angeles, New York City, and album casts of Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere Jr.'s beloved pop opera bare will reunite on the 54 Below stage in a concert of music from the show. The cast will be led by the show's original director, Kristin Hanggi, and the original New York production's music director, Jesse Vargas. Members of original New York and Los Angeles casts will also be joined by cast members of the recent New World Stages production and actors who were involved in various readings and recordings during the show's developmental stages. The concert will be produced by Benjamin Rauhala.
Barrett Wilbert Weed originated the role of Veronica Sawyer in Heathers: The Musical, which got her nominated for a Lucille Lortel award and a Drama Desk award. She lost both awards to earthbound goddesses Ruthie Ann Miles and Jesse Mueller, which is cooler than being nominated in the first place. Barrett was also Nadia in the 2012 revival of Bare and Denise in Found at The Atlantic Theatre Company. She is on the original cast recordings of Heathers and Fugitive Songs. Join Barrett for a night of her favorite songs. From John Mayer to Michael John LaChiusa. "Barrett seamlessly combines expert vocal skills with a modern perspective and a deep passion for storytelling. Her vocals are thrilling and her performances are astonishing in their multifaceted simplicity. She is something very new. She is something not to be missed."
"Its immediate visceral and kinetic impact mostly makes you want to jump onstage and dance," proclaimed The New York Times about the original Decadance, created in 2000 by Batsheva Dance Company's acclaimed artistic director Ohad Naharin. For their Joyce debut, the talented young dancers of the Batsheva Ensemble perform an ever-changing Decadance in which, once again, Naharin combines excerpts from previous works into a seventy minute evening set to music ranging from the Beach Boys to Vivaldi.
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.
UK and Berlin-based Gob Squad's last show at The Public was an Under The Radar sensation. This season, Gob Squad returns with the ambitious and poignant BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES, created over the course of the past two years with 8-14 year olds from around New York City. From behind the safety of one-way mirrors, the audience witnesses seven lives lived in fast forward, from angst-ridden teens to hunched geriatrics. As we adults try to stop the process of aging and preserve youth as long as we can, the children peer into the future and nostalgically back at their recent past, as they prepare to leave childhood behind forever. A must-see experience from this internationally acclaimed theater collective. The Belgian version of BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES was produced by CAMPO (Belgium) and premiered in 2012.
It begins with a gorgeous romance between Donna and Chris as they meet at a Christian college and are irresistibly attracted to each other. He is a fine art major with impressive talent, idealistic toward his fine art career. She is a high-spirited theology major of passionate religious temperament. They are both people of faith, even though hers is religious and his is toward his art. Twenty years later, the progress of their lives brings insurmountable challenges to their ideals. Chris is drawn gradually into Madison Avenue, forsaking his own painting for a career in advertising. Donna's dedication to God is shaken after their first (and only) child is born with a disability that proves, over time, to be irremediable. Both of them dread and secretly desire an end to their long journey with their frail son. The play examines the love and sacrifice that brings people together, the nihilism that can rip them apart, and the phenomenon of faith that may or may not sustain them.
Step right up! Step right up! He's the spectacular stuntman! The gregarious goofball! The agile athlete! It's the one and only: Bello Nock! After two sold-out runs at The New Victory Theater, Bello Mania is back (now with more mania)! Atop his signature sway pole, America's favorite comic daredevil with the foot-high hair performs fan favorites and welcomes some new friends to the show to add a little magic in this high-flying circus. Fun and hilarity await—Come one, come all!
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."
Susan Merson, producing artistic director of the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre presents a musicalized version of her Gothic-style play, Between Pretty Places, about the choices a central California family must make when they are thrust into supernatural circumstances. Amid eerie encounters around an ancient tree, three generations come to terms with what they owe to love – and what love owes them – when the daughter of a rural couple returns from death to claim her own child.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen told in narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.
Winner 2009 Artistic Achievement Award "Best Play"
"Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes." - New York Times
Black Me Out! tells the story of a young headstrong New Yorker struggling through his demons and conceding to the haunted shadows of his past. Banished to the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, Danny must come to terms with more than he can seem to endure. Accepting the responsibility of an ailing mother, the shame of his brother's death, a fated mentor, mysterious stranger and an unexpected love that comes with more than anyone is ready for. Danny battles through his need of fulfillment, trust, faith and his addiction while knowing nothing of redemption and nothing of recovery. Challenging who he could be with who he might have been, Black Me Out! is a necessary realization of a life which one could easily gamble and lose.
Blacker explores Oscar Wilde's little known brush with the Dreyfus Affair and the troubling collusion of Wilde in the persecution of Jewish army officer Dreyfus after his own disgrace and imprisonment. The play introduces Carlos Blacker, a wealthy rare book dealer who, dating back to the 1800s, was one of Wilde's closet friends and confidants. Blacker was able to juggle his marriage to a strong willed social climbing wife and close friendship with the tempestuous genius Oscar Wilde. Blacker finds his loyalty to Wilde deeply tested. The friendship is pushed to the breaking point when the publicly persecuted Wilde, living under an assumed name in a ramshackle hotel in Paris, decides to traffic in innuendo about Dreyfus, to the horror of his friend.
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.
Hosted by Dick Cavett and Richard Zoglin
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.
The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present The Spirit of India, a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first time. Rahis Bharti, one of India's greatest musical figures, and the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India invite you on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai.
Previously presented in Las Vegas, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago, this dramatic one-woman biographical theater piece by Melissa Ritz (including 17 hits from the Swing era), tells the true heart-wrenching story of Ina Ray Hutton, an underrated and often overlooked female pioneer in the Big Band era, who struggled to climb the entertainment ladder under the scrutiny of both male chauvinism and racism. Hutton is long rumored to have been purposefully passing for Caucasian in order to bypass hurdles that would have come about if her African-American heritage had been discovered. Ritz undertook years of intense research of Hutton's 30-year career to create Bombshell of Rhythm, including news archives, genealogy records, and interviews with those who worked with Hutton and many of her relatives.
An exciting, get-up-and-dance theatrical experience, Boogie Stomp! is the story of past and present piano masters and the music that shaped today's popular culture, including, Chuck Berry, Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, and Berry Gordy to name a few. Two of the world's most accomplished pianists, Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza, take the audience on a tour of American music that entertains and amazes.
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.
The backstage world of stand-up comics isn't so funny. Three comics, booked in a dilapidated comedy condo in Pittsburgh, reveal the world of comedy as a business, the pressures of making people laugh every night and the search for approval and self-worth that drives both comedians and their audiences. Performed by three real-life comedians - Dan Stern, DJ Hazard and Richie Byrne - plus ensemble members Kara Jackson and Melissa Stokoski, directed by Mark Riccadonna.
From his childhood in the Philippines—a Technicolor blur of cartoons and classical music—Jeremy always knew he wanted to be a concert pianist. The Boy from Bantay takes us on his heartwarming journey of growth and self-discovery.
Join us for an evening of readings of this new collection of six ten-minute plays by actor and playwright Wesley Taylor (Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, Smash) to benefit The Actors Fund.
The evening will includes six ten-minute plays by Wesley Taylor including "Bridging the Gap"; "Spark"; "Mother"; "Cuckold"; "Little Monsters"; and "Billy Green Auditions for Juilliard."
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Scott Siegel's critically acclaimed Broadway Ballyhoo!, which regularly features great Broadway and nightclub stars in New York City, makes its debut at 54 Below!
This ever-changing musical variety show, soon to begin its third year of performances, will play 54 Below every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30pm.
Every Thursday night at 11 PM Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's great songs. This ever-changing cast of stars will sing the show tunes they know and love best. Jesse Kissel is the musical director and Scott Siegel hosts!
A cast of 20 Broadway stars, including cast members from the American Repertory Theater's production of Sara Bareilles' new musical Waitress, will sing completely new arrangements of the singer-songwriter's greatest hits, accompanied by a string orchestra playing original orchestrations. The concert pays tribute to the pop singer's iconic songs, including "Brave," "Love Song," "King of Anything," and "Gravity." The music will be orchestrated and arranged by Joshua Stephen Kartes.
Actors, singers, writers, directors, producers, choreographers, designers – you name it, BroadwayCon will have it. Very soon, we'll release our first list of special guests, so keep an eye on this space and make sure to follow our social networks so you don't miss a beat.
This year's lineup includes Step Afrika! featuring stepping dancers led by the artistic director Mfoniso Akpan, Nai-Ni Chin Dance Company performing a Lunar New Year Celebration, and Moscow Festival Ballet's Romeo and Juliet / Carmen Suite. These companies reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated.
Brooklyn Center's 2015-16 family programming brings in performances that span over a wide range of genres and cultures, including an awe-inspiring concert by Black Violin, an annual holiday favorite The Colonial Nutcracker, a stepping rhythmic dance show Step Afrika!, a Lunar New Year Celebration by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, Clifford the Big Red Dog™ – LIVE! based on the hit PBS Kids series, and Alexander Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move. Clifford the Big Red Dog™ – LIVE! will be the centerpiece of Brooklyn Center's ninth annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration.
Bubbleheads, a one-act play written by Darcy Heller Sternberg, is a surreal, dreamlike look at the world of divorce and remarriage. The play imagines experiencing these events from the perspective of a child. The dialogue and interactions parallel the confusion and frustration a child feels as she watches her family fall apart.
The commoditization of people emphasizes marriage as a transaction and the way the Child perceives each new spouse as a thing to obtain rather than a bond based on love. Ironically, the Child is the most mature member of this family and often takes on more of a parental role than either parent does, speaking to the way the split in her family forces her to grow up quickly. A haunting line in the play is, "What do I have to do for you to see me?"
The Bullpen is an 18-character play written and performed by Joe Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. A man is arrested, arraigned and put on trial for a crime he claims he did not commit. Consequently he is judged by two systems of jurisprudence – one a jury of his peers in an actual courtroom and the other the fascinating and hilarious denizens of the bullpen in which he is being held. Mr. Assadourian mercurially transforms from character to character and court to court as the play steamrolls toward both verdicts that literally range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
In the North American premiere of Bunny, Luke George and Daniel Kok look to macramé, sailors' knots, Chinese knots and rope bondage to suspend tension, unleash collective desires, and weave together an interactive experience of collectivity.
Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar perform in A Cabaret Evening. The evening is a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House® New York. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, the benefit will start with a champagne reception at 5:30PM followed by dinner and performance at 6:30PM.
Cal's worst fear about motherhood has come true and in a desperate attempt to understand her present she summons her only connection to a long lost past.
Bessie Award and Doris Duke Artist Award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown and the women of Camille A. Brown & Dancers present the world premiere of Black Girl: Linguistic Play, a work revealing the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban America. Live music with collaborators Tracy Wormworth and Scott Patterson encompass the rhythmic play of African-American rooted steppin', Double Dutch, and Juba. The company will also perform New Second Line, which celebrates the spirit of New Orleans. Each performance culminates with a third-act dialogue, allowing audiences to engage with the artists on stage.
"Caps! Caps for sale! Fifty cents a cap!" says the Peddler. He wears his wares on his head, stacked high as a sycamore tree. Gray caps, brown caps, blue caps and red caps balance atop his checked cap so he's free to wave at passersby. Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of this timeless classic, Caps for Sale the Musical jumps off the page and onto the stage in this new musical from Adventure Theatre MTC (Bob Marley's Three Little Birds, New Vic 2014). With song, dance and live accompaniment, this treasured tale bursts with happy harmonies, merry melodies and quite a bit of monkey business!
One of the first truly bilingual musicians, equally virtuosic with the language of jazz and the Afro-Latin tradition, Carlos Henriquez – the Bronx-born, Nuyorican veteran bassist of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – is a force to be reckoned with. By age 14, Henriquez was performing at People's Park, across the street from his high school, with Latin jazz greats Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz, and as a member of the first ever top-placing Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Festival and Competition jazz band, Henriquez' roots with Jazz at Lincoln Center run deep. To kick off the new season, the Bronx native brings Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis back to the Bronx with a one-night-only performance at Lehman College, where his compositions and most notable arrangements will be front and center. Joined by special guest percussionists, Henriquez presents music that shows the breadth of his technical and stylistic dexterity.
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
A Casual Gathering is a musical written by Daniel Schwartzman (book, music, lyrics) and directed by James Martinelli that explores the evolution of human relationships and the desire we all have to relive the past and use our memories to rewrite the present.
The musical traces the intimate reunion of six high school friends in a Manhattan bar who have not seen each other for decades. After the initial joy at seeing each other again, the realities of their lives and what they have failed to achieve come to the surface.
A Casual Gathering is about ordinary life and ordinary people. The reunion forces the characters to confront being in their fifties, failed relationships, unrequited loves and unfulfilling jobs.
This dark comedy concerns a single woman, Nancy, who sets off to find a serial killer and when she finds herself in his basement, she discovers she likes it.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, feature a line-up of rotating performers who read--in both solo and ensemble pieces-- the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will feature new selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, The Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and Vanna White.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will also include some new, special 'celebrity mash-ups'--Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working 'it' out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are;" Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of 'diva-dom;" and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
Before the days of radio and television, wealthy patrons would regularly invite entertainers into their homes, to delight small gatherings of family and friends. In those sophisticated, friendly environs, the living room became the stage, and the audience looked gleefully on, mere inches from the show.
Master conjuror, Steve Cohen, is recreating this posh, intimate entertainment experience, in his exclusive evening show, Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring. Some of the tricks Cohen will perform include:
- the linking of three borrowed wedding rings
- the bending of metal with his mind
- the single most astonishing card trick he's learned in twenty years of study.
Cocktail attire is requested.
Midnight showings of Chamber Magic are also available for groups of 15 or more.
Get ready for a candy-coated cabaret with sisters Koharu (accordion) and Momo (vocals), who comprise the effervescent pop duo, Charan-Po-Rantan. Known for their original music that incorporate the beats and melodies of pop, klezmer, circus, gypsy music and chanson as well as their covers of retro Japanese popular songs, the two perform within a rainbow of unpredictable visuals and stylings. The night includes a Charan-Po-Rantan-inspired Halloween fête. Come in colorful costume!
One hundred years after a revolution, Object Collection summons the dead. Phantom agitators and zombie visionaries produce a séance, a death march, a psychic wailing. cheap&easy OCTOBER is a live shredding of art world criticism, an original chamber opera about the revolutionary spirit and the power of the written word.
Object Collection was founded in 2004 by writer/director Kara Feely and composer/musician Travis Just. Based in Brooklyn, the group operates within the intersecting practices of performance, experimental music and theater. They are concerned with simultaneity, complexity, and radicality, combining dense layers of text, notation, objects and processes. Their works upset habitual notions of time, pace, progression and virtuosity. They value accumulation above cohesion.
The show features new translations of Chekhov's Swan Song, a brief play in which an actor finally takes a sobering look his life after he has just given his final performance, featuring Tony winner George S. Irving and John Cariani (Something Rotten!), and A Tragedian in Spite of Himself, a comedic take on the roles we allow ourselves to undertake in life, featuring John Cariani.
The show also features Press Cuttings, Shaw's short comedy about the struggle for women's rights and the ever-present power of the press. Two dynamic women hold a top-level general captive… but losing his heart is the one thing he never expected. The production features Tony winner Fritz Weaver, John Cariani, Jackie Hoffman, Cynthia Harris, Christine Pedi, and Diane Stilwell Weinberg.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxy shoots her lover Fred, she employs the unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn to get her off the hook. But will she be thwarted by double-murderess and headliner Velma Kelly? Or will this gruesome twosome become a sister act?
Chicago features a classic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb including the songs "All the Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Razzle Dazzle." So you better slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes for Chicago on Broadway.
Children ages 4 and under are not permitted in the theater.
RUSH TICKET POLICY: A limited number of $26.50 rush tickets are available for purchase (cash only) at the box office only, on the day of each performance. There is a limit of two rush tickets per person.
NYC's longest running improv company, Chicago City Limits (CCL), opens their 40th season with Hus on First? The MAC award-winning group, described by NY critics as the "funniest show in town," "ingenious and very, very funny," and "the perfect masters of improvisation," bring their newest show, complete with brilliant, improvised scenes and songs, to the East Side, back to the Jan Hus Playhouse where they held court for fourteen years. It's all created in-the-moment, inspired by suggestions from the audience and today's headlines.
Théâtre d'un Jour's The Child Who is inspired by the early years of the life of sculptor Jephan de Villiers. It is the vision, all sensibility and poetry, of a child who faces an earth, a humanity, endlessly scorned by man. Straddling the real world and the imagination in a game of constant appearance and disappearance, the narrative is discovered through the experience of a child, contrary to the expectations of the world. An arresting visceral poem, The Child Who articulates the dangerous silences of the human condition.
Written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Clybourne Park), China Doll is the story of a man of means, ready to walk away from it all to start a new life with his beautiful young fiancée. Until one phone call changes everything.
On the eve of the Perseids meteor shower, an estranged husband and wife reunite in the Hudson Valley woods. Camping at the foundation of a crumbling homestead, they summon ghosts of their troubled past.
Ten years ago, Pastor Paul's church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation's beliefs. Backed by a live choir, The Christians is both epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America — and its power to unite or divide.
Think you know circus? Think again.
This January, for three spectacular nights, New York audiences are invited to reimagine their perceptions of a timeless art, as the world's most innovative and inspired companies take the stage for Circus Now: International Contemporary Circus Exposure 2016.
Join us in this celebration of contemporary circus—don't miss the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind event.
Le Clan des Songes (Fragile, New Vic 2013) returns with Cité, a vibrant, poetic performance for the very young. To a soundtrack of whimsical original music, a small man chases the sun as it darts between the tippity tops of towers, and a city comes alive in fun and surprising ways. Inspired by the contemporary art of New York-based painter Evsa Model, this wordless work is an enthralling exploration of shape, color and shadow puppetry.
Singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (a.k.a. Clarence Greenwood) is a musical mixologist, fusing hip-hop beats with mellow piano melodies and new-school blues with easy-listening pop. His sounds are Southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban and painfully romantic. Hits like "Son's Gonna Rise," "Sideways," and "Bullet And A Target" have been used in a long list of films and TV shows. If you've yet to experience his rich tone, head nod-worthy rhythms and poetic lyrics, then don't miss this intimate solo acoustic performance.
A mother always knows when something is wrong. When Alice (Marlo Thomas) notices her beloved husband Bill has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son and daughter-in-law over for drinks and dessert. Sidesplitting chaos ensues as Alice digs for the truth, resulting in even more honesty than anyone expected. Shattering and hilarious, Clever Little Lies is a story of long-term love and marriage… for better and for worse.
Two newlyweds wish to live for the future, but must face the shadows of their past. They are confronted by an irresistible woman who could save or destroy them. Set in 18th century Prussia during the height of its splendor.
Set in colonial Africa and 1979 London, this landmark play is about power, politics, family, Queen Victoria and sex. A timeless and bitingly funny modern classic, Cloud Nine has not been seen in a major New York production since 1981, when it ran for over two years.
In Colin Quinn The New York Story, Colin bemoans the rise and fall of his hometown, the city formally known as New York, from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg to the vermin below and above ground. Quinn is once again at his satirical best, taking aim at the prejudices, paranoias, and peculiarities that make New York City the crossroads of the world. Based on Colin's best-selling book, The Coloring Book.
The Color Purple is an unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity. With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.
Come Back Up is a fearless play, touching on sensitive and powerful topics. The focal character, Buddy, is an intellectually disabled black boy who wants to get help his sister transition from purgatory to heaven. She died 11 years ago, and as her spirit resurfaces more strongly, Buddy's mother struggles to face the ghosts of her past, both physical and metaphorical. When Buddy is implicated in a tragic crime, his disability and race cloud public perceptions, and with the walls closing in, forgiveness starts to feel like a foreign word.
In Comes a Faery, a little girl whose single mother has been deployed overseas is visited by a cantankerous Irish fairy. Has he come to keep the lonely child company ... or to steal her soul?
Played in rotating repertory with Half Moon Bay.
Reasons for audience members to envy the dancers of Compania Flamenco Jose Porcel:The dances are evocative and exciting, blending traditional flamenco with some decidedly more contemporty music, moves and looks. The dancers are lithe and accomplished.
Complexions makes it "sensationally, jaw-droppingly clear that we live in the age of the super dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an expressive state" (Dance Magazine). Under the artistic direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions continues to lead the way with its unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet. For its Joyce season, the company performs the world premiere of an evening-length work by Rhoden—a provocative romance exploring dark desires, beauty, dominance, obsession and control, all set to an eclectic musical mash-up ranging from Tchaikovsky and bebop to rap and trance. Also on tap: a world premiere set to Metallica; a work about unrequited love set to Bach; and the debut of the company's Icon Series, honoring Maya Angelou and featuring a performance by Desmond Richardson and a special guest.
On the eve of Pope Francis' historic visit to New York City, poet & playwright Michael Mack returns to NYC for a professional run of his "powerful" (Washington Post) and "profound" (Times Square Chronicles) one-man play Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith. Mack, like many Catholic boys in the 60s, wanted to be a priest. That dream ended at age 11 when his pastor invited him to the rectory to help make "a costume." In the decades that followed, Mack wrestled with haunting questions about sexuality and spirituality, imagining one day meeting his abuser for a conversation.
The Cottage is a rollicking farce inspired by the works of Noel Coward. Set in the English countryside in 1923, this tale of sex, betrayal and, oh yes, love, unfolds when Sylvia Van Kipness decides to expose her love affair to her husband and her lover's wife.
Ellen, a distraught single mother, discovers a crack in her kitchen ceiling. As a bizarre series of characters try to solve the problem, Ellen finds that more than her home is at risk in this dark musical comedy.
He's an Emmy & Grammy nominated actor, film director, screenwriter, comedian, composer, novelist, and former host of CBS's The Late Late Show who has made his mark on late night TV with his unique improvisational approach to the opening monologue. Known for his hilarious turn as Nigel Wick, Drew Carey's boss on The Drew Carey Show, Craig's comic style embraces dry, facetious humor and double entendres. For a night of non-stop laughter this show is a must see!
He's an Emmy & Grammy nominated actor, film director, screenwriter, comedian, composer, novelist, and former host of CBS's The Late Late Show who has made his mark on late night TV with his unique improvisational approach to the opening monologue. Known for his hilarious turn as Nigel Wick, Drew Carey's boss on The Drew Carey Show, Craig's comic style embraces dry, facetious humor and double entendres. For a night of non-stop laughter this show is a must see!
Journey with whooping cranes and black neck cranes along the waterways they use for maps in this spectacle of environmental theatre. Reflecting our connectedness with all of creation, this immersive story is told through rituals and puppets, projections and kites, aerial antics and life-sized maps. Tracing the tragedies befalling cranes, of disappearing forests and lakes, this story celebrates the richness of indigenous cultures from around the globe that honor and protect these majestic birds. Ancient sounds of elemental forces resound in this holistic sensory experience.
Using Shakespeare's timeless words, and a few of his own, Shakespeare & Company Training alumnus and US military veteran Stephan Wolfert performs an interactive play that weaves his own experience with some of Shakespeare's most iconic military figures. A testament to the healing power of art and human resilience, this piece reveals how Shakespeare's audiences wrestled with the same hopes and fears that occupy our modern lives.
Nothing bad's ever gonna happen again! Because for one night only, most of the original stars of the Broadway musical Cry-Baby will reunite on the stage of 54 Below to revisit and perform the 2008 Tony-nominated score!
Cry-Baby is based on the movie of the same name by John Waters and features a score by David Javerbaum (Act of God) and Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), and a book by Mark O'Donnell (Hairspray) and Thomas Meehan (Annie). Although it only ran for three months, Cry-Baby was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the long-awaited official cast album will be released shortly. You'd have to have a screw loose not to come!
It's a hot Havana night when Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba brings the heat in an irresistible fusion of ballet, flamenco, cha-cha, rumba, conga, bolero and salsa. With superior synchronicity, 18 dancers fill the stage with flavorful finesse as they seamlessly dance in lockstep to the Afro-Cuban beats and vocal virtuosity of an on-stage big band. Celebrating Cuban music and dance from the '50s to today, boisterous Latin rhythms electrify the air in Cuba Vibra!
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Play!
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.
Amy and Ben are happily married…until they decide to send their 3-year-old boy to preschool. Cut Throat examines the meaning of children, parenthood, marriage—and New York City private school admissions.
Combining classic and contemporary dance that is strongly influenced by her African heritage, Johannesburg-born dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo creates explosive, passionate work. Her reimagining of Swan Lake is no exception as the dancers are not only propelled by Tchaikovsky but also by Steve Reich as they turn the classic Swan Lake on its head to tackle issues of gender and homophobia in a country ravaged by AIDS.
Alan and Rob are an older married couple with a three-year-old daughter and a life they fought decades to be allowed to lead. But Alan has begun to feel an attraction to a younger gay dad; his closest straight friend's marriage is disintegrating before his eyes; and his daughter Nicola seems to prefer Rob, who's taken to parenting without any of Alan's insecurities.
In the course of one school year, three couples struggle with what it means to be married with children at this head-spinning cultural moment. By turns comic and serious, Dada Woof Papa Hot asks the question: are the challenges of gay dads the same as those of straight dads? Or is there something fundamentally different about being a gay father? And what about that nagging feeling that in assimilating to straight culture, something worth saving has been lost?
Daddy Long Legs tells the unusual tale of Jerusha Abbott (McGinnis), the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home until one day an anonymous benefactor decides to send her to college, so long as she writes him a letter once a month. Unaware of her benefactor's identity, she invents a nickname for him: Daddy Long Legs. Through her letters, Jerusha shares her experience of discovering her own identity and learning of literature, adventure and love. But one key fact eludes her - who is Daddy Long Legs?
The boxing ring becomes a battleground for issues of sexuality, family and identity.
Avila begins in the boxing ring, with 17 year old national wrestling champion Milo facing off against his childhood best friend, J.T. This match is not just a physical battle but a battle of values as well, since Milo identifies as queer and J.T. represents the homophobia of Milo's Texas hometown that his two fathers fled for more liberal Manhattan.
Daddy's Boy is about celebrating who you are, but also about the inevitable challenges that come with doing this. While it is often easier to give in to social pressures to fit in, Milo refuses to repress who he is and this, in turn, empowers other characters to think about their own identities. The play is very much in touch with present issues facing the LGBTQ community and the impact of the media on their movement, asking, "how much progress has actually been made?"
Dames at Sea is a tap-happy, navy-crazy celebration of the golden era of movie musicals with a heart as big as the ocean! Directed and choreographed by the three-time Tony Award®-nominated choreographer Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Irving Berlin's White Christmas), this gem of a show has been reimagined for the bright lights of Broadway and taken to glamorous and spectacular new heights! Featuring rollicking tap dancing, love at first sight, joyful music and a boatload of laughs, this glittering musical extravaganza has everything you need for an unforgettable night at the theatre.
Dance Heginbotham has been celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality, as well as its commitment to collaboration. Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer John Heginbotham's work is known for its "tight formal structure and inventive movement, bolstered by a disarming wit and strangeness" (The New Yorker). The company's Joyce debut includes the New York premiere of Easy Win, featuring a commissioned score by pianist Ethan Iverson, performed live by the composer.
Acclaimed by The New York Times for possessing "a beauty of line and a spacious grace," American Ballet Theatre Principal dancer Daniil Simkin is joined by equally exceptional artists for Intensio.
Daphne's Dive is a cheap corner bar in North Philly where Daphne and her eclectic group of friends and family meet, talk, bond and drink. As Daphne's adopted daughter, very different from her quiet and pragmatic mother, grows up, this unconventional family is forced to confront ugly secrets and take a hard look at their lives. Brimming with adversity, love and hope, this world premiere, directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton), kicks off Quiara Alegría Hudes' Signature Residency.
Darlene Love performs a concert of her numerous hits!
David Sedaris is one of America's pre-eminent humor writers, with ten million book copies in print that have been translated into 25 languages. His pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in "Best American Essays." He is also a favorite on public radio, appearing regularly on This American Life and NPR fund drives. His sardonic wit cuts through cultural euphemisms and political correctness to provide insightful and often absurd critiques into the human condition.
Dear Elizabeth tells a tale of unconventional friendship and intimacy that spanned thirty years and more than 400 letters, with postmarks from Maine to Key West, from London to South America. Performed with a rotating cast of the theater community's most brilliant and beloved performers, don't miss this insightful and impassioned examination of Bishop and Lowell's lives, their work, and the true nature of friendship.
Each year, hundreds of gay Iranian men choose to change their gender through sexual reassignment surgery. If they don't, it's legal to execute them.
This is their story.
Written and directed by Dewey Moss (The Crusade of Connor Stephens, A Normal Life), Death of the Persian Prince is a haunting tale about the power of the human spirit.
Samantha is an Iranian woman living in New York. James is a veteran of the Iraq war. Late one night, in the middle of a heated argument, James leaves and Samantha finds herself alone. Suddenly, there's a knock at the door. Someone from Samantha's homeland has arrived unexpectedly. Fueled by a barrage of threats that unearth shattering confessions of unimaginable terror, the story of James, Samantha and the stranger takes an unexpected turn, leading to a stunning ending that proves nothing is as it seems.
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
As part of the CUNY Dance Initiative this amazingly inventive all-female Hip-Hop dance troupe presents a sneak preview of their latest work A Hollywood Classic re-imagining iconic dance numbers from the golden age of the movie musical. A Hollywood Classic pays tribute to dance on film pioneers Fred Astaire, Ginger Rodgers, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Busby Berkeley and more as legendary movie musical numbers are translated through the contemporary lens of explosive, hip hop choreography. Set to timeless musical tracks, A Hollywood Classic brings to the stage a romance on the dance floor of Hollywood proportions.
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!
It's Christmas Eve and Sarah and Sam are celebrating with an old fashioned New York debate about existential suffering—a special type of foreplay in a new relationship like theirs. But then there is knock on the door, and Sarah's childhood best friend Nate stands at the threshold. And suddenly suffering becomes a whole lot less sexy. A kaleidoscopic look at one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever.
4 suitors, 3 daughters, what's a father to do? A kind old gentleman believes his deceased wife has forbid their three daughters to marry, until one of the suitors plays a series of tricks that helps him deal with his loss and recover his sanity. A new and refreshing take on Commedia Dell'Arte with a touch of magical realism.
After a successful sold-out showcase run last February, Delirium's Daughters, a kindhearted farce by Nicholas Korn, directed by Kathleen Butler will grace the Off-Broadway stage of The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.
Broadway star and R&B diva, Denise Spann-Morgan and her ladies of The "Marvelous" Marvelettes are back and hotter than ever! Performing all of those great hits that made your world go round like: "Please, Mr. Postman", "Don't Mess with Bill", "Beechwood 4-5789", "Too Many Fish in the Sea", "Darling, Forever", "My Baby Must be a Magician", "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" and so many, many more songs from this Super Girl Group of Motown legend! So, if you're ready for an incredible trip down Memory Lane, then hurry to get your tickets now!
Dawsondancesf returns to the Nagelberg this fall with the Triptych Dent-Drop-Bend, a journey that explores the fantastic athleticism of Dawson's artistry. The composition brings together dance and visuals. Each movement is a testament to the company's mission of breaking down the barriers placed on classical technique, reinventing movement and space.
Six of America's most lauded playwrights come together for a celebration of one of America's greatest wordsmiths. Adapted from Tennessee Williams' short stories Desire and the Black Masseur, The Field of Blue Children, Oriflamme, Portrait of a Girl in Glass, The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin, and Tent Worms, the plays of Desire are certain to be new classics for the 21st century. Depicting love and innocence, isolation and loss, these unforgettable tales serve as a reminder that great stories have the power to change one's life. Helmed by Michael Wilson, one of the foremost directors of Tennessee Williams, Desire is sure to be a hallmark of the theater season.
A new initiative presenting operas and operettas in English in a semi-staged, theatrical concert format at New York City Center.
The princesses are back! Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses return to Off-Broadway in the hilarious hit musical that's anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know; these royal renegades toss off their tiaras in the "delightfully rowdy, hilarious, ebullient" (TheaterMania) hit that NBC New York calls "funny, irreverent, and totally Disenchanted!" "Clear your calendar and buy a ticket today!!" (BroadwayBox)
This show contains mature content and is rated PG-13.
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!
Dog Days incorporates elements of opera, musical theater, and rock-infused-concert music to investigate the psychology of a working class American family against a not-so distant-future wartime scenario. This black comedy asks: is it madness, delusion, or sheer animal instinct that guides us through severely trying times? Where lies the line between animal and human, and at what point must we give into our animal instincts to survive?
Arin Arbus, TFANA Associate Artistic Director, has directed six productions of Shakespeare for the company, including acclaimed stagings of Othello and Macbeth. For the first time for TFANA, she will direct two provocative contemporary classics about marriage in rotating repertory – Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's The Father in a new version in English by David Greig, commissioned by TFANA. Strindberg wrote The Father as a direct rebuttal to Ibsen's A Doll's House, fulminating against Ibsen's tale of a woman bravely escaping a stifling bourgeois marriage. Lean and fresh translations will support this sense of enduring contemporaneity. This is the first time the two plays will be performed in repertory.
Starring Anna Bergman, Dick Cavett, Harris Yulin and Stephen Lang The third act dream sequence of Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman, Don Juan in Hell is often performed as a separate play in its own right. It portrays a spirited, philosophical debate among Don Juan, the Devil, Doña Ana, and the talkative statue of Don Gonzalo, Ana's father.
12 Iconic Divas wrapped into One Dynamic Diva! Come see this "dazzlingly versatile, hilariously rambunctious" show. Onstage costume changes, live off the charts vocals, Come see New York's Dorothy Bishop send up hilarious and loving tributes from Stevie Nicks to Cher, to Madonna and Opera Diva Renee Fleming. "Utter Genius!" says Broadway World. Nominated for Best Tribute Show 2015 by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret, and Best Music Comedy by Broadway World!
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
Hot on the high heels of last year's acclaimed sold-out production, the madcap comedy Drop Dead Perfect, starring the legendary Everett Quinton returns.
For over 400 years, the Drunk Shakespeare Society has been meeting and drinking. And drinking, and doing Drunk Shakespeare. A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the membership invites audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with one actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare story in sixty minutes. The results are messy, outrageous, and the evening devolves into debauchery.
Drunken With What launches Target Margin Theater's two-season exploration of Eugene O'Neill.
Dry Powder is the viciously, deliciously funny new drama about the people molding and messing with the American economy. The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth, one of Rick's managing directors, has a win-win deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from the company's PR disaster. But Jenny, Seth's counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the human toll. The game is on in Sarah Burgess' gripping, razor-sharp new play about the price of success and the real cost of getting the deal done. Thomas Kail directs.
EagerReads is a New Play Development Effort by EagerRisk Theater to support and gain exposure for new, eager, and risky playwrights, showcasing work in an inviting and professional atmosphere. Bi-weekly staged readings on Tuesday at John DeSotelle Studio's Nu.Box unless otherwise stated.
Eyes Blind by Dylan Rae Brown - August 18th
If All Mountains were Molehills by Annie R. Such - September 1st
Mountain King, Rose Queen by Michael Aguirre - September 15th
Down Goes the Queen of Virginia by Annie R. Such - September 29th
East in Red by Ryan Sprague - October 13th
Mad Blood and Other Beauties by Jason Rosenberg - November 10th
Tribunal by Mark Kessler - November 24th
Evergreed by Jacob Bremkamp - December 8th
The Last Rightboy by Seamus Lucason - December 22nd
Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community – until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.
Prodigal son Marty Edgett returns home on the eve of his wedding only to discover that his microbiologist father has a horrifying "gift" for him. Shades of Twilight Zone color this "dire comedy" about personal responsibility and broken family ties.
Performer Cita Rodriguez is set to grace a different stage for two more one- woman theater performances about her experience as the daughter of salsa legend, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez, and the personal impact of their dense relationship.
In the world of stand-up, Elayne Boosler needs no introduction. She is one of those few comedians who has been doing it so well for so long that her name is now synonymous with the craft. Best known for her thoughtful and feisty political humor and her love of baseball and animals, she seemingly has appeared on every talk show ever on TV, has produced and written five one-hour Showtime comedy specials, written and directed two movies for Cinemax, appeared on Comic Relief for years, on Politically Incorrect over thirty times, and has hosted specials, series, and events. At the top of her game in her fortieth year of performing, Elayne's humor will double you over with laughter!
Back by popular demand!
Using an erratic and energetic performance style, and evocative details of his week attending the Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference in Washington, DC, Gardiner Comfort shares his life as an actor with this neurological disorder and discovers, for the first time in his life, how he can be himself. Created by Comfort and his frequent collaborator, Kel Haney, who also directs.
Emission, a play written by Tom Block and directed by Pitr Strait, is about love, greed and the internal human conflict that clouds reason. An absurdist farce with deeply troubling undertones, the play explores why we humans are unable to take control of our lives vis-a-vis the growing climate disaster. Using humor, a love triangle between three women and a struggle for control of an invention that makes carbon emissions visible, Emission shows how greed, desire, sex and selfishness can overwhelm our ability to master our own fates.
The play is narrative theater and features a live, original jazz/blues score played by cellist and singer/poet Serena E. Miller. She plays the music, as well as vocalizes the "chorus," a series of poetic interludes that address the actors and action, as well as the audience. These musical and poetic elements contextualize the action of the play in a mythological framework.
Emission is set in Albany, NY, the capital city of New York state, in the halls of power with a close-up on 3 dominant women: Svetlana, an environmental scientist and inventor of a one of a kind antidote to ignorance; Amy, a Legislative Aid to a State Senator determined to push through a historic piece of legislation; and Heather, a powerful lobbyist hell bent on getting everything she wants. Two of the women believe this legislation could save the world. This action is opposed by influential interests and this trio and their relationships are threatened. What's at stake goes well beyond a piece of NY State legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, as it could become a domino for the preservation of the environment for future generations. With passage of this legislation teetering, will everything go up in smoke?
Drug dealer. Masseuse. Ex-con. Survivor. Dolores has led a life like no other. Now living deep under Manhattan in an abandoned subway tunnel, she has a story you won't believe – or ever forget. Inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd, Empanada Loca is a thrilling new play about an indomitable woman who knows that in this dog-eat-dog world only one rule matters: eat or be eaten.
The New York City premiere of Aaron Landsman's Empathy School is created with filmmaker and composer Brent Green, and performed by Jim Findlay.
It's summer in New England and everyone who's anyone is getting married…except Lauren, who doesn't want to give up her single life. Or does she? Guided by instinct, denial and a lot of Pinot Grigio, Lauren forges ahead into a summer of engagement parties, determined to dodge the gazpacho cups and stay on the right side of adulthood.
Etta Steventon wrote Ennui: An English Comedy With A French Title For an American Audience to tackle everything from theater politics to the career of an actor and the challenge of separating work from personal life. It is a play within a play set in rehearsals for a newly discovered Noël Coward play. The actors are thrown together and must define new personae in the context of those around them. We see the work that goes into putting on a show and how personal motivations drive each actor's contribution to the form of the final product. The boundaries that separate theater and real life blur and the play they are putting on becomes an arena through which to express truer desires.
Many of the lines are replete with hidden meanings and audiences find themselves pulled into a world of wordplay, deception and murder. The various storylines come to a head with a funny and dramatic ending, playfully assuming a whodunit form that allows each character to realize their goals.
Escaping Queens, a musical memoir in two acts written by Joe Ortiz and directed by Greg Fritsch, is a funny, edgy, ultimately hopeful story of an Italian/Puerto Rican immigrant family. Through the eyes of a young boy, we meet a cast of jubilant characters: a gambling Puerto Rican father, a nurturing Italian mother, a love-crazed teenager, a lurking neighborhood bookie and Doo Wop kids singing on the street corner. Together they weave a tale of a desperate escape from New York.
The music, all original songs by composer Joe Ortiz, embodies a variety of styles: Latin beats, Sicilian ballads, bluesy riffs, jazz numbers, radio hits of the 1950s and doo wop numbers. The story takes place in the shadow of the Queensborough Bridge. It opens around the kitchen table in a housing projects apartment, where Mama rules the home with a wooden spoon and a nurturing heart, but cannot control her charismatic, womanizing, gambling husband Herman.
EVE is an humanely funny story of the struggle and resurrection of The Maker's 'perfect woman' creation. The mad 'Maker' has created the "perfect woman" for this world and sets her loose with a companion, "Man". Eve's journey through societal expectations and timeless discovery pulls her towards her own free will, challenging the love and control of the possessive genius Maker.
Showered with awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, Harry Connick, Jr., who exemplifies excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world, comes to Tanglewood for one night only.
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
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It's winter in Minnesota, and a Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter, a first-generation American. But when the bride insists on observing a traditional African custom, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, Familiar pitches tradition against assimilation, drawing a loving portrait of a family: the customs they keep, and the secrets they bury.
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.
The Father offers a fascinating look inside the mind of Andre (Frank Langella), a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch?
Father Kennedy is a comedy that follows a small town priest on an epic quest to sabotage his sister's engagement. When Father Kennedy discovers his sister Rose plans to wed the church gravedigger Ramsey, the priest sets out to destroy their relationship by framing her fiancé for infidelity. Along his journey, Father Kennedy confronts a former flame, enlists the help of a lascivious lingerie saleswoman, and plays Battleship in a confessional with a fellow priest. At the conclusion of the play, Father Kennedy is left profoundly changed by his experience, as he discovers more about himself, and those around him, than he could ever have imaged.
"King of Latin Soul" Joe Bataan and DJ Felix Hernandez team up for a Rhythm Revue concert event.
This Is Not A Theatre Company's Ferry Play invites audiences to participate in the site-specific, sensory experience of a podplay for the Staten Island Ferry. Armed with nothing more than a set of headphones and an mp3 file, spectators ride the ferry while listening to the recorded production - every surrounding sight, smell, and sound plays a supporting role in the experience. In a theater as big as the Upper New York Bay, ghosts from the ferry's past seduce and mingle with voices from its present, leaving the spectator to consider their role in the live performance event that is the Big Apple. The result is a show that is personal and public, ever-changing, and as dynamic as New York City itself.
Rediscover the joy as a Broadway tradition returns: Fiddler on the Roof.
The original production won ten Tony Awards including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time—and now you can be there when the sun rises on this new production starring Tony nominees Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Featuring the Broadway classics "To Life (L'Chaim!)," "If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," and "Tradition," Fiddler On the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
¡Figaro! (90210) comes to New York following its critically-acclaimed, sold-out stage premiere with LA Opera.
Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, one of the most beloved stories of all time. This new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up.
Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa imagines the inner lives and dreams of America's best-known daughters with a funny and moving follow-up to his 1993 Public musical First Lady Suite. A historical fantasia in four parts, First Daughter Suite follows Patricia Nixon and daughters Tricia and Julie, Roselyn and Amy Carter, Betty and Susan Ford, Patti Davis and mom Nancy Reagan, and Barbara Bush and daughter-in-law Laura as they strive to live meaningful lives in the public eye, while dealing with the complex private relationships all of us face with our parents and children. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, this wholly captivating new musical with a lush, sweeping score is a deeply felt new work about mothers, daughters and the surprising discoveries we make about one another as we grow.
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
Float is a musical written by Peter Dizozza and directed by Francesse Maingrette. The piece originated from the turmoil and personal exploration following the death of the playwright's mother. It uses music, poetry, comedy, drama and dance to chronicle the development of two surviving members of the Floater Family as they go out of their element (water) to experience life on land, air and fire. We see through the eyes of the members of the Floater family and the characters find themselves through their exploration of the world by enjoying each of its four elements.
Float groups four different families living in the natural world with their representative elements: the Floaters, the Farmers, the Flyers and the Flames. Under the leadership of The Floater Children, these families unite to become one volatile extended family -- The New Floater Family. In this way, Float is also a family drama that looks at the way the four families clash but also work to stick together.
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.
The year is 1944: Allied forces liberate Rome; British and US troops storm the beaches of Normandy; and, on an airfield in Alabama, four brave young men join the first black military aviators in United States history.Fly, a theatrical action-adventure, beautifully employs dance and video projection to illuminate the tremendous courage and resilience of the Tuskegee Airmen. From training to combat, experience the anguish, fears and triumphs of a brotherhood who fought for freedom abroad—and at home. Thrilling, inspired and uplifting, Fly soars.
When Mr. and Mrs. "Fritz" Fitzhubert are summoned through a wee little secret door in their living room, they enter into a phantasmagorical world of Alpen hotels, mysterious employees, perilous hikes, and ancient deities, that will leave their lives forever altered.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other? Led by director Daniel Aukin (4,000 Miles), Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard's (Buried Child) landmark myth of the new Wild West.
They meet for sex, and talk about love, neither knowing what it is, or how to get it, or why it seems so important, but only that they can't stop talking.
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?
Epic romance returns to Broadway this March in the new musical Doctor Zhivago, with a sweeping score by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon. Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff and composer Lucy Simon will discuss the road to Broadway, bringing the Russian Revolution to the stage, and making Doctor Zhivago sing.
Celebrating 10 years worldwide, Fuerza Bruta is an uninhibited and unforgettable show you have to see to believe! This theatrical thrill ride combines euphoria-inducing live music and breathtaking aerial displays in a performance that's as exhilarating as it is addictive. Flood your senses and experience the "sexy, heart-pounding fantasy" (Daily News) of Fuerza Bruta.
In Full House! The Musical! the Tanner family patriarch, Danny, loses his super power of solving any problem with his sensible Dad Speeches (complete with soft piano accompaniment). Follow Danny's wacky and hilarious descent into madness as he slowly turns from wholesome Danny Tanner to foul-mouthed and dark Bob Saget. Will he get his Dad Speech power back in time to save his family? Probably not!
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
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 Funny Thing…, a foul-mouthed twenty-something comedienne and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life's biggest challenges... while making some of the world's most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?
Two people try to imagine their way out of impossible circumstances in Futurity – an avant-Americana musical by indie band The Lisps.
Julian is a Civil War soldier dreaming of a technological utopia. Ada is a mathematical genius thousands of miles away. Together, they're going to invent a machine to end one of the darkest periods in our history. An electrifying concert-story featuring an army of thirteen musicians.
The Galli Fairytale Festival presents the best our theater has to offer! We will premiere, "The Three Little Pigs," conduct a mini-theater workshop, raffles and more! An event for the entire family!
Described by The New York Times as "excellent, inventive, impressive," Gallim Dance is known for its ambitious multidisciplinary works. This world premiere will be no exception when the company performs a full-evening piece created by Artistic Director and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Andrea Miller in collaboration with her acclaimed dancers. Marking the first time Gallim Dance has been accompanied by live music, the work addresses themes of love, sex, and domesticity while displaying Gallim's virtuosic physicality and uncanny narrative structure.
The Fagan aesthetic—"balletic rigor and precision in conjunction with a desultory looseness of body and unbridled bursts of energy" (The New York Times)—is on display when the company returns to The Joyce with a terrific program of new pieces by Garth Fagan and Norwood Pennewell and some of Fagan's best work throughout the years: Passion Distanced, from 1987; No Evidence of Failure, from 2013; and Mudan from 2009, "quite possibly one of the finest works Mr. Fagan has created." The New York Times
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!
Love and betrayal are no strangers to Divine, the cross-dressing gay prostitute at the heart of Jean Genet's 1943 novel, Our Lady of the Flowers. Her story of forsaken desire collides with the 21st century confessional video blog of a real-life porn star in Genet Porno, a psychosexual melodrama that exposes our contemporary culture of narcissism and the consequences of blurring our public and private lives in an epic emotional journey from light into darkness.
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 limited number of $42 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. Additionally, a number of tickets will be made available via online lottery. Entry will begin at curtain time of the previous performance until 3.5 prior to curtain of the desired performance. Winners will be notified 3 hours before the performance and must pick up their tickets no later than 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Getting shipped off to weight-loss camp is hardly Robert's idea of the perfect summer, but even he isn't prepared for what can be lost or gained at Camp Overton, the number three weight-loss camp in Southern Pennsylvania. With biting humor and irreverence, Gigantic tackles the growing pains of adolescence through the experiences of a bunch of misfit teens forced to find solace in one another as they look — inside and out — for acceptance, a hot make-out session, and the last contraband Butterfinger.
Weller Martin (James Earl Jones) and Fonsia Dorsey (Cicely Tyson) meet on the porch of their nursing home and strike up a friendship, with Weller teaching Fonsia how to play gin rummy. As they play, they share stories about the lives they led in the outside world. But when Fonsia wins every hand, Weller becomes increasingly frustrated, until their gin games and conversations become a battleground, with each player exposing the other's failures, disappointments and insecurities.
Set in present-day Tokyo, Girl X conveys the mood of an anxiety-ridden society through the members of an anonymous urban family: "Sister," who lives with her rich "Husband" and young daughter, her derelict "Younger Brother" and "Man," her former boyfriend who now wanders the streets in search of the "Enemy." Written by Suguru Yamamoto, one of Japan's youngest and most promising playwrights and directors, Girl X has received much acclaim in Japan, Thailand and Malaysia for capturing a spectrum of complex emotions including the feelings of insecurity, indifference, tension and relief. Award-winning director Charlotte Brathwaite leads a cast of American actors and musicians in an innovative reading of this multi-layered story. Playwright Yamamoto joins in a post-performance conversation with the audience.
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine return to New York City to perform a special concert comprising their greatest hits including: "Get On Your Feet," "Conga," "Rhythm is Gonna Get You," "Mi Tierra," and more!
The Broadway League's Viva Broadway initiative is an audience development partnership with the Hispanic community to help bridge the world of Broadway with Latino audiences around the country. The long-term initiative aims to increase awareness about Broadway while culturally enriching lives, bringing families together, and building new careers in the theatre. Proceeds will go towards The Broadway League's Family First Nights®, a nationwide program specifically designed to encourage economically at-risk families to attend theatre on a regular basis.
What does the sport of baseball mean to you? Visionary playwright/director Toshiki Okada (chelfitsch theater company) explores this iconic American symbol in his newest play God Bless Baseball. Incorporating Okada's distinctive style of hyper-colloquial speech and exaggerated commonplace gestures, the play positions the U.S. as parent and Japan and Korea -- where baseball is deeply rooted in popular culture – as brothers heavily influenced by the parents. Featuring a cast of Japanese and Korean actors, and a stage set by acclaimed visual artist Tadasu Takamine, this baseball culture triple-play is sure to be a home run. With English titles.
This internationally acclaimed comedy takes you into the most dangerous place on Earth: parenthood. The play is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into un-mannered chaos.
Stephen Schwart's 1971 musical chronicles a series of parables based on the Gospel of St. Matthew.
This theatrical event is a hilarious interactive parody of the prestigious world of art auctions. Go behind the scenes at Chump's Auction House. This is an unscrupulous world where you'll get to meet and join in the fun with the owners and crazy employees of Chump's at its grand annual gala. It features a cast of engaging scoundrels who pull you into the action as the story and intrigue of the famous Chump Auction House unfolds. The show culminates with a rollicking auction and you're the patrons! Collect your bidding paddles and fortune in Chump Money as you enter and then bid, laugh, and be swindled! The lucky bidders actually take home the "Objets d'Artes".
Elizabeth and Celia, two graduates from Bellevue nursing school in NYC, are among the first batch of American nurses to arrive at Evac 5, in Paris. When they return from the realities of war, the roaring twenties is in full swing.
CSC starts the season with a celebration of classical Greek theatre. We've gathered some of the best and brightest artists in the downtown theatre scene to explore this rich and ever-fertile dramatic soil. Expect the unexpected in this month-long festival of productions, readings, seminars and Greek culture.
Grey Gardens tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. It is based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles that celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015. Set at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows a mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to notorious recluses in a crumbling house filled with memories and cats.
Earlier in 2015, Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project were working with the Moscow New Drama Theatre and the U.S. State Department to produce a revival of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde in Moscow. In the middle of pre-production, the Kremlin blocked the revival because of the play's LGBTQ content. In response to the cancellation, Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project decided to produce a benefit reading in NYC to bring attention to the suppression of the rights of the LGBTQ community in Russia.
Mouse takes a stroll in the deep, dark wood, and along comes smirking sly Fox, eccentric old Owl and maraca-shaking Snake—all hungry for our little friend! To scare them away, Mouse invents The Gruffalo, an imaginary creature with "terrible tusks, and terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws!" Adapted by London's Tall Stories (The Snail and the Whale, New Vic 2014), the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler gets a musical makeover with sing-along songs, slapstick comedy and scary fun for little ones. But have no fear, for don't you know? There's no such thing as a Gruffalo...
Get ready to read! Again! With GUTENBERG! Starring the original Off-Broadway cast: Christopher Fitzgerald and Jeremy Shamos.
After a brief nine-year sabbatical spent working at Dunkin Donuts and Tim Hortons (respectively), Bud and Doug are BACK with their sure-to-be-a-hit show GUTENBERG! The Musical! And this time, these two dreamers are taking it all the way to broadway! All they need is a producer. Oh, and a cast. Also a set. Definitely a director. And anywhere from 15 to 35 million dollars — how much does it cost to rent live animals? Point is: They're so close!
Half Moon Bay is the story of a Manhattan architect whose sudden addiction to a mysterious waitress sabotages his marriage and his career.
Played in rotating repertory with Comes a Faery.
From the creative team behind the In The Heights comes Hamilton, a new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
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 his mother the queen. 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.
A LEFT HAND CAN BE A DANGEROUS THING.
Deep in the heart of Broadway, there lurks a creature so outrageous, so scandalous, so totally surprising…and so refreshingly, shockingly true. This is Tyrone, the scene-stealing sprite who springs hilariously to life in this brilliant, Tony-nominated thrill ride of a comedy. True, Tyrone may be an inanimate object, but his riotously raunchy riffs on everything from love to faith shake a small Texas town to its core, while proving that it is both sinfulness and saintliness that make us all truly human…and utterly alive.
Handa fills her basket with plump, ripe fruit and sets off for the next village. But along the way, seven stealthy animals have their own ideas about who should get these tasty treats! A mix of puppetry and gentle Swahili rhythms transports audiences to a bright, warm day in Kenya in Handa's Surprise. During this playful and intimate production, adapted from the picture book by Eileen Browne, your little ones will be sure to sing and dance along!
Happy 50ish! is a musical comedy that revolves around Bob's surprise birthday party. As he turns the big 5-0, he learns to laugh and make fun of all the things that inevitably come with age. He's arrived early for his party, his wife is running late, and there's a backyard full of party guests. While reading his birthday cards aloud, he learns that turning 50 magnifies the unintended and hilarious realities of middle age.
Eight-year-old Helen Ivy Bunter is a world renowned ghost hunter and Shadow is just your average tween ghoul who desperately needs chocolate. Two adventures! Featuring professional ghosts, a temperamental boiler and pajama-clad zombies. Theater for kids performed by kids!
Tarell Alvin McCraney, MacArthur Award-winning playwright of the acclaimed Brother/Sister Plays, returns to The Public with an astonishing, deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance and the power of faith. At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah's family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof. But in this contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job, unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. As her world seems to collapse around her, Shelah must fight to survive the rising flood of life's greatest challenges. Regular Public Theater collaborator Tina Landau directs this poetic and piercing new play.
What do Jell-O shots, slave labor, butterfly tattoos, Krishna and Afghanistan have in common? Five New York City community college students from diverse ethnic backgrounds tell their harrowing yet inspirational stories in an intimate setting.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical!
"Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson (Taye Diggs) 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."
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Heidi Latsky Dance and Axis Dance Company will perform together to create an unprecedented evening of innovative dance.
An Off Off Broadway Show in which an interactive Cast of incredible Talent will motivate you to MOVE as you combine your Workout Time with your Party time led by fitness Guru and recording artist Marina Kamen AKA MARINA.
Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac's newly out transgender brother as her ally, she's on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac's sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn't always free you from it.
Editor Walter Burns will do anything to find an ace reporter cunning enough to scoop a story in the cutthroat Chicago press world, even if that means turning to his ex-wife, Hildy Johnson, who comes back to the newsroom one last time before leaving the game for good. In Guare's adaptation, the play takes place in 1939, the day before war breaks out in Europe, which adds a political framework to the otherwise antic proceedings.
Featuring the Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons! You loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Tommy James and the Shondells. Carly Simon. Cat Stevens. Elton John. Jim Croce. Come see The Hit Men, featuring former members of these mega-star acts performing your favorite songs. An amazing look back through rock-and-roll history – from "Oh What a Night," "Who Loves You," "Sherry," and many other Four Seasons hits to "Peace Train," "Crocodile Rock," "Leroy Brown," and "Mony Mony." You'll know every word of every song in this night of mega hits. During their performance, The Hit Men share great stories from their days in recording studios and on the road with Frankie, Tommy, Carly, Cat, Jim and Elton.
On learning of his mother's death, world famous country and western star Strings McCrane begins questioning the meaning of his life and what it all adds up to. Determined to abandon his celebrity and his career, he moves back to his hometown in Tennessee. It doesn't go well. This outstanding new play from acclaimed playwright Kenneth Lonergan examines the costs of fame, fortune and narcissism in pursuit of the American Dream.
Carol Burnett and Sundance Institute Theatre Program Artistic Director Philip Himberg will introduce this special anniversary concert reading of the Broadway production of Burnett's autobiographical play Hollywood Arms. Written with her daughter Carrie Hamilton and based on Burnett's bestselling memoir, the play tells the story of three generations of fiercely-determined women living on welfare in a one-room Hollywood apartment. Directed by Broadway veteran and Sundance Institute alum Mark Brokaw, the recipient of Drama Desk, Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards, the reading stars Tony winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy, It Shoulda Been You), 2014 Tony nominee Emily Skeggs (Fun Home) and Michele Pawk (Hairspray, Cabaret, Mamma Mia!) in her Tony-winning role.
hOMAge is an original, physical theater exploration devised by The Clearing Collaborative Ensemble and directed by Natanya Ruth Silverman, inspired by the letters and poetry of the director's grandmother, Hella Kurth ("Oma" in German), a WWII refugee, cancer survivor and yogini. It is part narrative, part movement piece and it incorporates song and dance. It is devised and performed by an all female ensemble of choreographers, musicians, and actors dressed in white, who create the physical and emotional world of the story and bring the words and wisdom of Kurth to life.
Hella Kurth, a World War II and cancer survivor, was never at a loss for words when it came to describing the beautiful struggle inherent in a meaningful life. A yoga practitioner for over 50 years, Oma reminds us to look to nature and the past for the inspiration to be your most expressive and generous self.