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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
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana announces the 2015 New York State Flamenco Certamen, featuring a live dance competition by 10 finalists.
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!
In an evening of theatre showstoppers, The New York Pops brings the best of Broadway uptown.
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)
Through movement and music, Broken Box Mime Theater performs a set of fresh original narratives that explore what is above, what is below, and how we find ourselves in the here and now. From the familiarity of a subway platform to an elevator into the clouds, BKBX uses the power of simple, dig-deep storytelling (plus a pinch of the outrageous) to take you on an unforgettable journey, all from the edge of your seat.
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.
Karla's been missing since Monday. The police are indifferent, so her friends launch a search of their own. But soon secrets surface, and threaten the safety they've worked so hard to find in a new home. This poetic thriller, winner of the prestigious Kleist Award, leads us through a world where people make their own justice, to the brink of irrevocable loss.
Karla disappears after going out to buy groceries. The police aren't inclined to take the case seriously - young people go missing every day, only to turn up again after a week of hard partying - so her friends undertake the search themselves. As they delve into the mystery, we're drawn ever more deeply into the profound bond they share, which sets them apart from the city around them.
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.
Due to popular demand, ToUch Performance Art will extend their immersive theater experience: AcousticaElectronica through December. ToUch continues their electricity after a successful summer at DROM followed after a four-year Boston run at Club Oberon with the American Repertory Theater. Powered by the energy of a contemporary nightclub, AcousticaElectronica is 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 world-class DJs guide you through a night unlike any other. Don't believe us? Come feel for yourself.
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family. Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you.
The Addams Family features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents never met. And if it weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.
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!
A stunning musical that explores the significance of the African footprint on the Music & Dance of the Atlantic & Pacific Coasts of Colombia.
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!
Singer/songwriter/pianist Alex Ray Joel brings her talents to Cafe Carlyle!
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.
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.
Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all – looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people - including those closest to him - keep disappearing.
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.
Angel's Bone is a new work of opera-theatre by composer Du Yun and librettist Royce Vavrek that follows the plight of two angels whose nostalgia for earthly delights has, mysteriously, brought them back to our world. They are found battered and bruised from their long journey by a man and his wife. The married couple is in the midst of a financial crisis, they seem to have grown far apart from one another in this marriage, and the unspoken aggression between them is palpable; nevertheless, Mr. and Mrs. X.E. set out to nurse the wounded angels back to health: they bathe them, wash the dirt from their nails... then lock them in a room, leaving them a claw foot bathtub for a shared bed, and decide to exploit these magical beings for wealth and personal gains.
Annaleigh Ashford and the Whiskey 5 return to 54 Below to make New Year's Magic! Come ring in your 20-Sweet-16 with an eclectic mix of songs, stories, some sort-of impressive magic tricks, and an appearance made by a rainbow. Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sylvia, You Can't Take It With You, Kinky Boots, Masters of Sex) and music director Will Van Dyke reprise some of their Lost In The Stars favorites as well as debut some new tunes to celebrate this past year of the Goat. (Hopefully, goat cheese will be on the menu.) Get your midnight kiss in one of the swankiest rooms in New York during a night that's sure to be one of laughter, love, looking back and looking forward… At midnight of course!!! "It's the last midnight…"
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.
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.
Apollo Amateur Night is the original amateur talent competition. The audience picks the winners and the losers in this weekly interactive talent showcase.
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.
Arthur Miller's The Crucible. returns to Broadway in a new production from acclaimed director Ivo van Hove (Olivier Award winner, A View from the Bridge). Set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, The Crucible is a seminal work by "the greatest American playwright and the moral voice of the American stage" (The New York Times). This strictly limited 20-week engagement features a score by Philip Glass and a cast led by Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo, Ciarán Hinds and Saoirse Ronan.
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.
Before she can remarry, New York socialite Lucy Warriner needs to quash persistent rumors that her first marriage failed when she had an affair. So she enlists her ex-husband to assure her new fiancé's family that she never did. He does so, even though he tells Lucy privately that he knows full well she cheated on him. She denies it, and they tell each other very different stories of their failed marriage. But they cannot dispute one thing: they are only more in love now than they were then. With both wry wit and innocent warmth, the play asks what chance friendship, love, or marriage could ever have if they depend on knowing the awful truth.
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.
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.
Back to the Future in Concert has already been enjoyed by more than 42,000 fans since its premiere in May in Lucerne, Switzerland. Now, for the first time ever, fans in New York will be able to experience the iconic film presented on the big screen with the renowned New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing Alan Silvestri's electrifying score live in synch with the original picture.
"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.
BAMcafé Live is a weekly performance series, featuring great artists from jazz, spoken word, blues, afro-pop, latin, r&b, rock, and experimental backgrounds such as Billy Martin, Survival Soundz, Tracie Morris, Carl Hancock Rux, Duncan Sheik, and much more.
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.
Barbara reinterprets those guilty pleasure '80s rock anthems as if they were smoky jazz standards. Hear Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen like never before.
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've become.
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.
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.
Duke's Eye Productions is proud to present the New York City premiere of Be Our Guest, a laugh-out-loud comedy about meeting the Guest family.
When Jeremy brings his new girlfriend home from college for his Grandfather's birthday celebration they hope that his family will love her. Too bad it turns out that Mother Guest and the wacky Guest family prove to be quite difficult for a guest to please! From a unique history-buff father to an unusual uncle who lives in the attic, this eccentric family truly has it all! Duke's Eye Productions cordially invites you to meet the Guest family this Fall at the New York City premiere of this side-splitting new farce by award winning playwright, F. J. Hartland.
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.
Self-proclaimed artist Else Barnes works at Trader Joe's and creates artwork from discarded yogurt cartons. Observing Else's life over the course of nine months as she navigates living alone for the first time, Because Me explores the ethos and behavior of a group of Millennials stumbling into their 30s.
Before We Grew is a gentle and beautiful show explores the Brooklyn of the past in a multi-sensory story that is designed to engage young children at a variety of developmental levels. Before We Grew was specifically designed for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and is engaging for all children 2-5 and special needs audiences of all ages.
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."
A star-studded cabaret evening to benefit the Humane Society of New York, will feature Broadway stars including Annaleigh Ashford, Bill Berloni, Christian Borle, Sutton Foster, Joanna Gleason, Debra Monk, Orfeh and Hugh Panaro. Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey will be awarded the first annual Humane Society of New York's Sandy Award, presented to an artist who has shown a fierce commitment, through action and advocacy, to the cause of animal rights.
The circus is coming to town! Stepping out of the theater and into the Park for a month, St. Ann's welcomes the international NoFit State, whose spaceship-shaped tent touches down under the Brooklyn Bridge in May 2016. NoFit State reveals the magic of human balance and counter balance, as exquisite images of prowess and daring take shape above our heads in a series of gorgeous aerial spectacles. As much party as arty.
Big Apple Circus returns to the Big Top at Lincoln Center for the company's 38th season with the World Premiere of its all-new show, The Grand Tour!
The Grand Tour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. With every seat less than 50 feet from the stage, audiences will be awed by the world-class entertainers as they perform breathtaking acts from the four corners of the globe. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies and more; the troupe sets off on their own whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each of more than 100 performances.
Millions of fans...Thousands of standing ovations...Ten Tony Awards including Best Musical...Billy Elliot The Musical is the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named Time Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" Based on the international smash hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John (The Lion King, Aida), Billy Elliot The Musical is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, audiences will follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. Billy Elliot The Musical is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.
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
The Black Book tells the story of a college student, who disguises his suicide note in a poem and leaves it in his poetry professor's classroom. The apprehensive professor, is compelled to delve into his student's past and unravel the clues within his poem in attempt to save him. The Black Book propels you through a psychological chess game; challenging you to always stay one move ahead.
Can a person build an identity – white or black – that outsmarts racism? A well-intentioned white man puts his conscience on the page, at the risk of exposing his prejudice and imposing his ideals on his partner. What he writes strands them in a shifting landscape of secrets, fantasies, and shaded identities.
Celebrating the September 18, 2015 release of their newest album, Stereotypes, this classically trained violin duo inspires young people to get fired up about classical music with their unique fusion of classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B. Recommended for ages eight and up.
Desperate and looking for love, Anna is a woman at a karaoke bar waiting for a date she matched with online. Each night, her date is a different guest performer (male or female) whose identity is unknown to her until the moment of performance. There is no script. All dialogue is created on the spot by the performers, and directions are sent via text messages and phone calls by the director. The ending is undefined, so what happens is entirely up in the air. This is one of LA's best-kept secrets. A hidden gem and an untethered night of theatre (and karaoke) set in a real dive-bar where anything can—and does—happen. No two shows are ever the same.
It's new. It's cool. Blue Man Group has updated its New York show. Taking a closer look at the technology that both surrounds and isolates us, Blue Man Group showcases technogeek ingenuity while uniting the audience in primal, collective exhilaration. Signature Blue Man Group moments combine with breathtakingly fun new pieces for an explosive evening of entertainment.
The silent, inquisitive Blue Man character was the brainchild of three forward-thinking friends - Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink - who pooled their multifarious talents and interests to create a theatrical presentation that was completely new.
Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, a breakthrough in anatomy invented by trailblazing scientist, Gunther von Hagens. Learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century. BODY WORLDS: PULSE is an inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city. It is an exhibition unlike any other. Body donors who willed their bodies, after death, for plastination and the education of future generations, act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery.
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.
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 New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award ® winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park.
Inspired by a true story, Boy explores the complicated terrain of trying to find love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960's, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident during circumcision. Years later, the child, now a young adult, tries to live anew as a man. A story of the blinding power of love and the complicated mystery of one's perception of self, Boy is a moving play that questions what shapes the person we are meant to be.
Brian Wilson is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history and co-founder of The Beach Boys. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. He was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever including nine consecutive "gold" albums that featured such classics as "California Girls," "Wouldn't it be Nice," "I Get Around," "Don't Worry Baby," "Fun, Fun, Fun," and "Help Me Rhonda," just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed.
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!
From one of the most successful and prolific playwrights in the world, Broadway Bound is the poignant and funny conclusion to Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy.
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.
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.
Burnt House is the story of a dyer of fabrics whose house has burned down. There are a number of suspects and anyone could be the culprit. Adultery, family criminal activity, and old sibling rivalries emerge as the mystery unfolds. Not only has his house been destroyed, but also the metaphorical walls the house owner has erected.
The play takes place in the cinders of a burned home, on a street where, according to the town's stone mason, "What's buried when it snows comes to light when it thaws." It's a neighborhood where everybody hates, suspects, double-crosses and torments each other. The fire has started gossip; gossip has widened into accusation and all that it rotten has come to light. Into this picture steps The Stranger, an alter-ego for Strindberg himself, who will sort it all out. There is a strong theme of coming home, with the message that you can run away from your problems, but eventually you will have to face your demons.
Mr. Richie Balls's company, Balls, Leaman, Flowers, and Associates has collapsed under an investigation accusing it of being one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. But that's just the beginning of this Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Show. Help us solve the case!
Rock and punk pioneer Buster Poindexter is perhaps best known as a member of The New York Dolls. Now he brings his lounge/jazz act to Cafe Carlyle.
The ButtCracker is a comical, parody play/psuedo musical set in modern day New York City, spoofing not only the story of the Nutcracker ballet but also all of the popular dance/movies/television shows spanning the last few decades. As we open Act One, it is Christmas Eve and "Cocoa," a clumsy and insecure 25 year old, is questioning her life's direction, (and which borough to live in) until she receives an 'accidental' Christmas gift of black ballet slippers, a gift from her middle class father who ("thought them we're bowlin' shoes" when he purchased them from a local pawn shop.) Juxtaposing the themes of Footloose, Dirty Dancing, Fame, Flashdance, and many others, the plot creates the antics of "Crashdance," "Prancing with the Stars," "Cutloose," "Lord of the Pants," and "Saturday Night Beaver," this hilarious journey including men in tights and Tutu's, dueling ballerinas, and disco fever gone awry is a show NOT to be missed!
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.
"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!
Two women. Two children. Many voices. One issue. This provocative tale challenges us to examine our perceptions of race in contemporary culture.
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
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.
A special reprise of Celia Berk's critically acclaimed solo cabaret debut. Join the 2015 Bistro and MAC Winner as she celebrates her first album You Can't Rush Spring and previews what's coming next.
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.
Fighting for global social transformation, performance artist and activist Kathy Change (formerly Kathleen Chang) was on a mission to save the world from disaster. As a final act of protest, she self-immolated on the campus of UPenn in October 1996. Chang(e) is a live-staged biographical docudrama that slips between reality and fantasy, plunging viewers inside the mind of Kathy Change. Through a phantasmagorical blend of dance, text (interview and performance transcriptions and Change's own writings), video and original score, Change's prescient defiance comes to life in this real life account of a modern day "Cassandra."
Beatrice-Joanna is in love with Alsemero — who is unfortunately not her fiancée. But when she employs her loathsome servant De Flores to bump off her betrothed, the price is her own virgin flesh. Together with a madcap subplot set in an insane asylum, this brilliant and rarely performed Jacobean tragedy explores the folly of love and the nature of madness, in a world where acts of liberation lead to incarceration and misunderstandings have fatal consequences.
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!
Charles Baran - currently seen as Melvin Xaxa in the hit web series The Demo Guy - returns to The Metropolitan Room with The Dill Pickle Orchestra to cook up a smorgasbord of music and comedy and all around craziness. Stories of growing up gay in Queens in the 70's with a mom and dad right out of Archie Bunker land, dating "older men" and helping his friend Joan Rivers learn her lines for Broadway Bound. Music ranging from The Cranberries to Betty Hutton and Jacques Brel with a bit of Vampire Weekend tossed in the mix. Anything might happen so don't miss the fun.
Back by popular demand for hte 10th time! A full sized jazz orchestra composed of seventeen musicians all play bandleader Charlie Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present and beyond! Both modern and classic showtunes are on display in this hugely unique and winning evening, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers in the timeless tradition of a big band.
Six low-level employees, all named Chase, work at an anonymous bank and refuse to take the apocalypse seriously. Through their dreams, stories, prayers, songs, dances and conflict resolution seminars, the Chases attempt to forge a new and meaningful world from the crumbled edifice of contemporary corporate culture.
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.
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.
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.
Join the extraordinary artists of Company XIV as they entertain you with their latest sensual and erotic world premiere production, Cinderella, a dazzling new creation based on the baroque fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Sip a libation whilst you experience a thrilling fusion of nightlife and theatre, featuring XIV's unique blend of live opera, circus, burlesque, vaudeville, baroque dance and sumptuous design.
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 (Greg Mullavey) 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, Bill, Jr. (George Merrick) and daughter-in-law, Jane (Kate Wetherhead), 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.
A Clockwork Orange is a critics choice novel and ground breaking film that captured a generation. Now 50 years later, The Hubris Theatre Company brings this sci fi tale of wayward lawless youth to life in a story very relevant to today's society.
"What's it going to be then, eh?" This is the question asked by Alex: a young, brilliant, and utterly vicious street criminal roaming the not-too-far-off dystopian future. Speaking in a poetry of inventive slang, he and his gang of miscreants "The Drooges" roam the night, terrorizing their victims with "ultra-violence". However when the state captures young Alex with the intent of reforming him, Alex is thrown helplessly back into the society and at the mercy of those he's wronged.
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.
(Contemporary Dance Ensemble) is dedicated to the continued development of dance on the campus and in the community by fostering collaboration across artistic and academic disciplines. By integrating the foundational techniques of modern and ballet with contemporary and popular forms of movement, music, and multimedia, we create an environment for the creation and performance of original work by two faculty artistic directors, visiting artists, and students. This fall, CoDa collaborates with the Departments of Theatre and Music in a newly conceived production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by Jean-Bernard Bucky. Titled The Tempest: A Gyre, this dance theatre production will include live performance by WiPE (the Williams Percussion Ensemble). Recent projects include a restaging of co-director Erica Dankmeyer's Treeline; the premiere of Vanish, a new piece by co-director Janine Parker, and an original Rite of Spring with live piano accompaniment of Stravinsky's iconic score.
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.
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 this fall to direct The Comedy of Errors. This uproariously funny comedy will tour the five boroughs followed by a limited three-week engagement at The Public as part of The Mobile Shakespeare Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free, world-class productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City. Mistaken identity leads to delightful mayhem in the Bard's classic play about two sets of twins separated by stormy seas. When one pair dares to trespass into a foreign city to find the other, the comedy of errors begins and the long-lost brothers must overcome wrongful imprisonment, angry wives and hilarious confusion on their journey to a joyful reunion.
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.
In this fantasy-drama, a suggestible and precocious eight year old girl named Siobhan has been forced to live with her unmarried aunt because her single mother, a truck mechanic in the Army, has been called up to active duty. While the aunt, a twentysomething saddled with unexpected obligations, cultivates a love affair with an understanding young artist, Siobhan immerses herself in a book about Irish folklore. Her solitary hours are spent conjuring an eerie friend named Seaneen, a peevish 8000 year old Irish fairy. It's not certain if this playmate is imaginary or real, but it's certain that the imp is coaching the girl to manipulate with troubling behavior so her mother will have to return.
Throughout the play, what's revealed is the magical thinking of children in uncertain circumstances and how families are forced to deal with losses, crises and their lack of control over the world.
There is nothing like seeing stand up comedy in person. The electricity and spontaneity of a comedian in front of a live audience is something very special. And there is no better place in New York City to experience the best stand up has to offer than the world famous Comic Strip Live. Nightly performers and special guests hail from NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brian, HBO's Chris Rock Live, FOX's Comic Strip Live, CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, as well as Broadway and Major Motion Pictures.
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.
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.
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 son Charlie to preschool. Cut Throat examines the meaning of childhood, parenthood, marriage -- and the New York City private school admissions process.
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?
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.
Dandy Darkly is back with an all-new, all-American selection of satiric, horrific, erotic, patriotic tales of sex and death! Join Dandy for his utterly unique take on contentment, guns, hypersensitivity and good ole American sodomy.
Stories will include: Silver Dollar - A disgraced American sniper, Otis Moonshine, struggles with PTSD as he hunts his hometown's homosexuals because only he knows the startling truth -- they are werewolves! Final Girl - America's Sweetheart was found dead in her Hollywood mansion, but from low budget slashers to reality TV terrors, America's actual horrors are so much scarier than anything seen on the big screen. American Apparel - Corporate cancer creeps across our safest spaces. Seemingly overnight another gay bar is gentrified. Can a little rat with drag queen dreams save the Imperial Poppycock Saloon from certain doom? The Ghosts of Stonewall - A rallying cry to the next LGBTQ generation to snap the fuck out of it!
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.
In this early John Patrick Shanley work, the playwright bravely strips bare the soul of a man and woman. Through raw, un-prettified emotion, he reveals the core of what makes us all human. Two damaged people so beaten up by life they are unable to express their own desperation, meet in a desolate bar. He, so filled with anger that his only respite from a rage he cannot understand is to lash out wildly with his fists. She, so eaten up inside by a secret shame she fears to share with anyone that she can find no rest and no escape from herself. The simple beauty of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is that we get to watch rapt at the mad sexual apache rhythms of these two incendiary, self-destructive natures, banging up against one another. Will it be fusion or fission? Will the night end in love or death?
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.
Sarah Ruhl, one of the theater's most celebrated playwrights, teams up with WP Theater to present this New York premiere production. Drawn from the famed correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell – two of the twentieth century's most brilliant poets.
The show features the coming-of-age story of an all-American small-town sweetheart named Debbie Benton, the captain of her high-school cheerleading team, who dreams of making it to the big time by becoming a Texas Cowgirl Cheerleader. When Debbie receives a letter telling her she has qualified for the professional squad, the only thing that stands between her and the realization of her dream is bus fare to the big city: Dallas. She enlists her teammates to form a company called Teen Services and get jobs to raise money, but when they learn that minimum-wage jobs just don't pay enough, they agree to try their hands at "little favors" performed with enthusiasm by "good girls."
The musical is based on the film of the same name, but without any actual sex or nudity
A DECADE OF SOUL Classic Soul & Motown Revue featuring Prentiss McNeil Of The Drifters & Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne from Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers
A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul".
Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne of the Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Movers" are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!
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!
America's most lauded playwrights come together for a celebration of one of America's greatest wordsmiths. Adapted from Tennessee Williams' short stories, the plays of Desire are destined 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 our lives.
The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin by Beth Henley
The Field of Blue Children by Rebecca Gilman
Tent Worms by Elizabeth Egloff
Oriflamme by David Grimm
Desire Quenched by Touch by Marcus Gardley
You Lied To Me About Centralia by John Guare
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.
Broadway. We all know it. We all love it. Distorted Broadway asks and answers the simple question: What if your favorite Broadway shows didn't end up being quite what you expected? What if Avenue Q really turned out to be a ballet about south Brooklyn or if Jersey Boys was about the Jersey Shore? What would Oklahomo, Trannie, The Queen & I, The Book of Morons, or West Village Story be like? And what the heck does "Turn Off The Dark" mean, anyway? Find out in this truly wicked 70-minute, non-stop musical theater tribute, where everything gets twisted -- even the happy ending!
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.
Bernard has the perfect romantic evening planned for his mistress — or so he thinks. Hidden identities and outrageous infidelities are exposed in this hilarious French farce.
Come enjoy New York's hottest up and coming talent at this wonderful cabaret located in the heart of the theater district. Don't Tell Mama's Piano bar provides music and fun every night from 9:30 pm on. The space provides two cabaret rooms showcasing a wide range of performers and styles. To check out their full schedule click: Don't Tell Mama. There is a two drink minimum at all cabaret performances.
The Dooples are a friendly group of writing implements who live in the Land of Doo, and come to life at night. They enjoy many adventures and experiences, through which children empower themselves with their own imagination. NBC Today said the show is "a musical treat for young bookworms & leaps from the page to the stage"
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!
The suspense and seductino of Bram Stoker's terrifying masterpiece are taking the city by storm. Three Day Hangover is proud to present the New York premiere of Steven Dietz's Dracula. Transylvania's most famous resident is on the prowl for fresh flesh, and the only line of defense is a stiff drink! Watch your neck and raise a glass as this timeless thrillers springs to life in an immersive and spine-tingling evening of horrifying fun.
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
Escaping a turbulent past, Adam Trask is determined to make a new start in California's Salinas Valley. Adam and his wife Cathy settle on a beautiful farm, and soon Cathy gives birth to twins Caleb and Aron. But family history, sibling rivalry and the impending danger of World War I will threaten their little piece of paradise. East of Eden is a sprawling and unflinching story that asks if it is possible to escape the mistakes of previous generations and choose your own course.
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.
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.
You know that feedback you hear? "Sorry, you're not right for this role … you're not young enough, old enough, tall enough, short enough, MALE enough?!" So, what's a girl to do? Tongue in cheek, with humor and heart, with songs, stories, dances, and goofy antics, 2014 Theatre World Award winner, Emerson Steele, turns the norms upside down and, tonight, plays the roles she has always wanted to play and some she hopes to play in the future!
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.
Samuel Beckett's groundbreaking 1957 drama.
October 28th, 1963, New York City: Pennsylvania Station is slated for demolition. The wrecking crews are outside dismantling a fifty-three year-old marvel of American Beauxarts architecture. Inside a construction worker, turned photographer, is running away from his past while an aging activist can't let his go. Set against the actual photographic catalogue of Penn Station's tragic demolition, The Eternal Space charts two very different lives brought together by the historic act that divides them.
Co-founder and Artistic Director Crystal Field will present the history of TNC with a lecture, slideshow and short film. She will explain the adventures, troubles and love that go along with TNC and why artists consider TNC their artistic home.
Join Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti for a evening of music, laughter and intimate stories. Laura has graced the most distinguished stages in concert, including numerous sold out headlining runs at the aforementioned 54 Below, Feinstein's (in New York and San Francisco), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center's American Songbook, Wolf Trap, and Boston's Symphony Hall, among many others. She has also performed alongside the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the National Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared in concert on multiple occasions for President and Mrs. Obama. This past May, she opened the National Memorial Day Concert broadcast live on PBS to over ten million viewers. Laura and musical director Georgia Stitt promise an eclectic evening of classic music theatre, contemporary pop, and a few original surprises.
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
Eryc Taylor Dance will present the U.S. premiere of The Exhibit, five contemporary dance works choreographed by Eryc Taylor in collaboration with company members, running for six performances. The pieces will be performed consecutively in one large performance space; the audience will be seated intimately around the dancers, within steps of the performance.
Fade To Black! is the disquieting exploration of a uniquely tortured, tragic and rebellious soul. Attempting to reconcile her life and overwhelmed with the responsibility of finding her own path, Nile seeks the advice of a priest and threatens to surrender to her incubus. Thrown into a psych ward after a binge infused suicide attempt, she finds temporary solace with a living statue, urging her not to lose herself. Jack, her paramour, struggles to preserve her life and is forced to make amends of his own. Lies, heartbreak, and addiction move hand in hand through this convulsion of narrative seeking to find peace and closure amongst the accumulation of death, anguish and the haunting realization of eternity.
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!
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?
"King of Latin Soul" Joe Bataan and DJ Felix Hernandez team up for a Rhythm Revue concert event.
This year's Festival has shows selected from over 220 submissions sent in from around the world, representing the breadth, depth and excitement of musical theatre today.
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.
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.
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?
Come in out of the cold and enter into the darkness of The Sanctuary, where, lit by flickering candlelight, the award-winning, critically acclaimed Radiotheatre ... now in its 11th Year... presents its ever-changing repertoire of terror tales guaranteed to raise the hair on the back of your neck and chill the marrow in your bones! Complete with its stellar cast, original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound FX! Just bring your imagination!
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.
Michael has a new girlfriend and has just bought the apartment of his dreams. It seems that his life should be perfect. Little does he know that his hell is just beginning. In Fulfillment Bradshaw tackles the question: what makes us happy?
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.
Did David Belasco's ghost burst a pipe to flood his namesake theatre during rehearsals of Dracula the Musical? Does Bob Fosse really haunt the Lyceum, leaving behind a signature of cigarette smoke? Fact or fiction, this night of stories and songs will explore these incredible legends, with two of Broadway's most colorful media personalities at the helm, Steve Schonberg (theater expert, NBC "Today in New York") and Laura Heywood (Twitter phenomenon, @BroadwayGirlNYC). Joining them will be friends and fellow Halloween enthusiasts from Broadway to sing a selection of songs to help fans get in the spirit, ranging from Broadway, to the American Songbook, films to pop music, and beyond.
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.
On Your Feet! The Musical—opens at the Marquis Theatre in October. Join them as they talk with the legendary Rita Moreno about this story of their life, their 36-year marriage and their love—for each other, for America and for Music. Rita Moreno's new album, Una Vez Maz, is produced by Emilio Estefan.
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.
God is a Verb is an engaging and urgent portrait of a world - and a man - on the brink. In the fall of 1969, an eccentric professor gathers a team of offbeat academics to play a game with one goal: make the world work for all humanity. What unfolds tears spacetime as we are whisked from a beatnik cafe to a treetop congressional hearing and back by way of a university telephone. As the clock ticks, the lines blur between the game and the real world and we wonder if we've detached from reality altogether.
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.
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".
The Good Swimmer, part requiem, part lifesaving drill, is a new music-theatre piece by Heidi Rodewald (music) and Donna Di Novelli (libretto) directed by Kevin Newbury. Set entirely on a surf beach, the piece updates the kinship relationships of Antigone to a family of lifeguards during the early days of the Vietnam War. The pop musical rips apart non-literary 'found' texts (field guides, historical quotations, lifesaving manuals) to create song lyrics for four principals, a chorus of lifeguards, and a rock band. The Good Swimmer pits the 'common good' against the primacy of kinship as a sister opposes a monument to be built in her beloved brother's memory. All the singers onstage are under 21 years of age, reflecting the somber truth that a majority of those lost in Vietnam would never reach their 22nd birthday.
Presented by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and producer Gary Beeber, Gotham Burlesque is an exciting evening of song, dance, tricks and visual treats will feature a different cast at each performance, offering a wide range of live entertainments from around the globe.
The Gray Man isn't real. He's a ghost story, a boogeyman mothers make up tales about to keep their children safe. A grieving young man named Simon listens to these bedtime stories outside his apartment window and yearns to leave the city he's so afraid of. But when he meets a little girl with an old soul who speaks of missing children, Simon can't help but feel trapped in his tenement house, where a familiar shadow waits in the darkness.
Based on C.S. Lewis' classic theological fantasy about Heaven and Hell, C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce takes you to the outskirts of Heaven where the decision to stay or return to the familiar "Grey Town" below proves to be harder than imagined. Now making its New York debut, three brilliant actors bring this mesmerizing adaptation to life in an exciting theatrical experience that challenges you to awaken the spirit within.
Join the crew of the Riley Rose as they put a piratical twist on a Holiday Classic-- along with your help! Help them fill in their missing bits of script and laugh-out-loud as they improvise songs, scenes and more in this musical holiday adventure!
Grudgical: The Parody Musical, based on the worldwide hit film franchise Ju-on: The Grudge, sets out to tell its own story. They say that when a person dies in a state of extreme emotion, that spirit lingers in the place of its demise, cursing all who pass through. That is exactly what happens to Sarah Michelle Gellar and her cohorts as they all come together at the local ramen shop, Tastey Ramen 2. It may not end well for everyone, but our heroine finally comes face to face with a duo of infamous antagonists, and maybe learns a few things about herself along the way.
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...
Tribute Center Walking Tour Guides are 9/11 survivors, workers who assisted in the recovery efforts, lower Manhattan residents, or family members that lost loved ones. The tour includes a brief history of the World Trade Center, the attacks and the aftermath of 9/11. Each tour offers unique personal experiences of survival, loss and healing and ends in discussion of the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center. Please note: on inclement weather days, the tours go into the World Financial Center, looking into the 9/11 Memorial, and passes to the 9/11 Memorial are distributed after the tour concludes.
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.
Half Moon Bay by John Jiler is a drama about a prize-winning Manhattan architect whose sudden fixation on a mysterious waitress sabotages his marriage and his career and causes him to abandon his ideals. A cutting-edge environmental architect named Richie would seem to have everything--great friends, a lucrative career and a gorgeous wife. But in the company of his lawyer and friend, Tom, he meets a mysterious waitress whose guileless combination of beauty, innocence and helplessness begin to obsess him. As Tom watches helplessly, Richie attempts to fold this strange girl into his newly burgeoning family, then resigns his posh job to follow her as she drifts from place to place. Even as he craves the purity she represents, he abandons his most deeply held principles to be near her.
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!
In Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim district, Hannah and Zvi are forced back into each other's lives after a loss of faith tore their marriage apart 20 years earlier. Now the teenage children from their second marriages have become romantically involved, the estranged couple must deal with their past, their present, and their future in this fiercely romantic drama of love, faith, and passion.
Homecoming King, the story of the "New Brown America," is based on true events from Minhaj's first generation Indian-American experience. Navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj's arrival in the US, meeting his estranged sister, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family's quest to achieve the elusive American Dream.
The Haunted Train follows Cloyd, a patient in a mental health facility, on his last-ditch attempt to win his freedom and prove his "sanity" after being visited by the ghost of a death row inmate. As Cloyd's caretakers each begin to see the ghost, they are forced re-evaluate Cloyd and question what really qualifies as "crazy." The Haunted Train explores how stigma can pervade even the ways we medically treat mental illness, and the problems that arise when we view the human mind as something to be "cured."
Casmir, a screenwriter, has sold the exclusive rights of his screenplay to a sleazy Hollywood producer. He confesses what he has done to his cousin Salvatore, a hit man for the mob. The screenplay, a bio-pic, contains truths about Sal's father that are more then incriminating. Enraged, Salvatore vows to get the screenplay's rights back to Casmir even if it means eliminating the producer.
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.
In a story strikingly similar to the daily headlines, Heather Smiley for President follows a female Democratic candidate as she struggles to appeal to voters amid an ever-growing field of Republican and Democratic candidates. She's already resided on Pennsylvania Ave as the nation's First Lady, and now she believes it's her turn to call the Oval Office her own.
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.
A fallen pop star lands in Hell and joins some of history's most notorious ladies in a new musical comedy. See Salome shimmy, Lady Godiva let her hair down, Janis Joplin belt some wicked blues, and an epic showdown between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. These are some of the hell-raising belles in the fast-paced, razor-sharp musical satire, Hell's Belles.
On the heels of the Donmar's revelatory production of Julius Caesar, which empowered women to play Shakespearean roles normally reserved for men, director Phyllida Lloyd has set a second play, Henry IV, against the backdrop of women in prison. Harriet Walter, "one of the best Shakespeareans alive" (The Guardian), will once again lead a diverse and exciting all-female cast in Shakespeare's monumental history play which travels to the heart of family, duty and country.
In Her Requiem Caitlin takes her senior year off from high school to compose a full-scale requiem. Inspired by her dedication, her father, Dean, becomes obsessed with requiems and the people who love them, while her mother, Allison, becomes concerned about Caitlin's isolation from everyone aside from her music teacher. As their once-cozy Vermont home becomes a nexus for lost souls, Dean and Allison must confront the fact that their daughter's project is destroying their family.