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Downtown Urban Theater Festival was founded in 2001 with the purpose of building a fresh repertoire of stories that echo the true spirit of urban life while speaking to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines, the 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival will present seventeen new stage works by eighteen of America's finest emerging playwrights, all sharing stories that interpret our history and our times through live performances fusing theatre, dance, music, media and visual arts.
Symphony Space's biggest bash of the year will celebrate Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award® winning producer/director behind Cabaret, Company, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Follies, The Pajama Game, The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, and West Side Story, to name just a few.
The evening will be hosted by Danny Burstein, and will feature performances by Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Santino Fontana, Jeremy Jordan, Ramin Karimloo, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Laura Osnes, and Chita Rivera.
The three-day festival will include readings of plays in development by some of New York's most exciting emerging playwrights and a new version of a musical that originally premiered in 1997. The purpose of the festival is to give the playwrights a chance to hear their works in development in front of an audience and to give the audience at Bay Street and East End Community a chance to experience cutting edge voices in the theater. Each play will be read by professional actors in its entirety. This year, the Festival will be focused around the theme of "rediscovery." Two of the three works to be presented have had initial productions, but they are still in the process of development as the writers continue to revise and rediscover their work.
Each reading will be followed by a talkback with time for the playwrights and the audience to ask questions of each other and share their reactions to the play.
April 24th 7pm – A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler
April 25th 3pm – The Green Heart by Charles Busch and Rusty Magee
April 25th 7pm – Panel discussion and cocktail reception
April 26th 3pm – Plane Play by Julia Brownell
Among the special honors to be presented this year: prolific playwright Terrence McNally will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award; writer and composer Jeanine Tesori will be inducted onto the famed Playwrights' Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre; and veteran general manager Nancy Nagel Gibbs will receive the Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award.
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.
After sold-out shows in San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and across the US and Canada, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody, is coming to the heart of Broadway.
Based on the novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, this sexy, hilarious romp has garnered standing ovations and critical raves across the land. Boasting a completely original score, huge laughs and standout performances, 50 Shades! The Musical is the wildest, funniest evening of comedy for both women and men, with plenty of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music).
The Village Voice created the OBIE Awards, at the suggestion of then editor Jerry Tallmer, soon after the publication's own inception in 1955, to encourage the newly burgeoning Off Broadway theater movement and to acknowledge its achievements. The OBIES are structured with informal categories, to recognize artists and productions worthy of distinction in each theatrical year. Over the decades, the OBIE Awards have played a major role in the Voice's long history of championing work of innovative and exceptional quality Off and Off-Off Broadway. The Village Voice put the new downtown theater movement on the map with its in-depth coverage, becoming a forum for conflicting viewpoints which helped generate excitement over new works and new approaches to theater-making. The OBIES have become a theatrical tradition, a meaningful way to acknowledge the best artistic achievements of downtown theater. The list of actors, writers, directors, and designers who have received OBIES at pivotal moments in their careers is a virtual who's who of contemporary theater. While the categories of the awards have continued to change almost annually, the creative spirit remains the same. The OBIE Awards continue to salute a theatrical movement that's as important, and as vibrant, today as it was in 1955.
Jackie Mason Lovechild Sheba Mason's Hilarious Musical on Jackie's ten-year Affair with her Bellydancing Mother; Ian Wehrle as Jackie Mason, Kevin Cusick as Wooley the Schlepalong.
OBIE Award winner Deb Margolin's thought provoking new solo work is a comedy concerning the grief of endless compassion! It's about death, the private lives of animals, the suburbs, the spiritual exurbs, illness, desire, and a subway ride with a motherless child who Deb realizes she has only 8 stops to raise! Isn't that all the time we ever really have…8 Stops? This rousing new work from one of New York's finest performance artists will leave you with classical questions about the nature of compassion and the limits, and the limitlessness, of human endurance.
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)
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.
The new comedy An Act of God reveals the mysteries of the Bible while answering the existential questions that have plagued mankind since Creation — in just 90 minutes. The One with the first and last word on everything is on Broadway to set the record straight… and He's not holding back!
The Jewish Supporters of Christ realize they have no black people, and start knocking on different doors. A Minister and a Jew of Color figure out that they knew, and loved, each other in the past. Meanwhile, Canada becomes a belligerent superpower while the U.S.A. chills out and learns how to love. Why do we make radical life changes, and does anything change?
On a dark and foggy evening, a lost stranger seeks refuge in a nearby country estate only to discover that he has stumbled onto the scene of a murder. When the dead man's wife confesses to the crime, the sympathetic stranger agrees to provide her with an alibi. But who is this Unexpected Guest really protecting?
Agatha Christie's delicious tour-de-force features a dizzying array of twists and turns. You are truly kept guessing until the very end!
The timeless story of the enslaved Nubian princess, Aida becomes romantically entangled with the Egyptian captain, Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love grows deeper, Aida is forced to find balance between her heart's yearning for Radames, and her responsibility to lead her people. Tony Award and National Broadway Theatre Award winner for best Musical, Music by Sir Elton John and Lyrics by Tim Rice. With award winning songs such as "Written in the Stars" and many more, this is a production of Aida like you've never seen before.
In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans's infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers and philosophers have come together to celebrate the iconic burlesque performer Miss Ruby. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects. A world premiere written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit) and directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), Airline Highway is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts who make life a little more interesting.
Student rush tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show when the box office opens. Tickets are $27, payable by cash or credit card, and are available to students with an ID from a degree or diploma granting institution. Tickets are subject to availability and are limited to two per valid ID.
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!
Featured on CBS 60 Minutes in 2015, Alive! is about healing and the transformative power of story and song. The cast is comprised of everyday people ages 55 and over, from all walks of life, and represents everyone from hard working mothers to Grammy Award-winning artists. ALIVE! features a unique blend of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop music – songs that served as a soundtrack for this generation. Through the music and through authentic stories and testimonies, Alive! tells how it used to be, and how life could be going forward. Proving that it's never too late to live a dream, this cast is Alive! . . . and kickin.'
All My Sons is an American classic that focuses on the aftermath of World War II. Two families struggle to come to terms with the brutal reality of what they have lost and gained. The confrontations that ensue lead to the uncovering of a shameful family secret. Provocative and heart-breaking, All My Sons is a compelling story of love, guilt and the corrupting power of greed that still resonates today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Streisand Songbook in all its glory — a treasure on every page."A voice so rich, flexible, and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to." – The New York Times
Art LovHer is a collective of artists that uses a co-operative economics business model to create opportunities of visibility for female, LGBTQ, & of color artists. Through our monthly art salons and various art events like The Annual FeMC Festival and gallery exhibitions, we work to maintain safe spaces of creative exchange where our respective communities intersect.
Currently in residence at the Wow WOW Café Theatre in the Lower East Side as a part of their cabaret weekend. Every 1st Friday of the month, Art LovHer opens the space for an art salon welcoming all genres or artists from movement to visual to come together and build community. If "your network is your net worth", we offer connections to build your value.
Beginning at 9pm with our drink & draw/networking hour. Wine and a live model are provided for a comfortable atmosphere of connectivity. At 10:30 we begin the open mic list with a phenomenal feature or two for your entertainment pleasure.
Assisted Living the Musical is a very funny one-act musical celebration about getting old. It's a show for all of us. It's a show for those of a certain age, those that have parents and friends entering this phase, and for everyone that hopes to grow old with humor and dignity. It tells the story from inside the "process" by being funny yet without mocking.
Assisted Living the Musical</i is a 75-minute vaudeville-esque revue written for two actors and a pianist. The show's host-couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug… to get his hands on dad's vintage Corvette. They don't seem to mind. Instead, the couple fondly remembers Pelican Roost, an active, full-service retirement community.
There, eighteen different characters sing and dance, revel and kvetch, celebrate and bloviate their way through later life.
An evening of ten-minute plays developed through Athena Theatre's playwright group inspired by this year's theme "Undiscovered Inhibitions."
For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren returns to Broadway, and the throne, in a riveting new play by Peter Morgan, the writer of the Academy Award-nominated film, The Queen. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot), The Audience takes theatregoers behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with each of her Prime Ministers, from when she was a young mother to now as a Great Grandmother. From the Old Warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, through the charm offensive of Tony Blair right up to today's meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.
6 Outer Critics Circle Nominations!
BEST PLAY BEST ACTRESS, Helen Mirren
Best Featured Actor, Richard McCabe
Best Lighting Best Costume Design
BEST DIRECTOR, Stephen Daldry
Audra McDonald—Musical America's 2014 Musician of the Year, winner of a record-setting six Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards, and an artist The New York Times called "… a one-of-a-kind musical super-talent"—lights up the Carnegie Hall stage.
Founded in 2007, the Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition aims to expose a new generation of creative minds to the life's work and artistic legacy of this seminal American playwright. Program participants in cities across the country encounter Wilson's ten-play cycle and receive coaching from teaching artists as they prepare their monologues for local, city-wide and national competitions.
Jessica Taylor/ DAMAGEDANCE celebrates its 5 Year Anniversary Season with the premiere of their newest work Autopilot, in addition to past works & guest artist appearances by Francesca Harper & Antonio Brown.
Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In Bad With Money he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem—or get rich trying.
The Smiths, The Martins, Mary and the Fire Chief represent the absurdity of daily life. What Ionesco called 'The Tragedy of Language' more than half a century ago still resonates today. A satire of bourgeois lifestyle and ideas, an unparalleled work of art and ultimately a whimsical theatrical experience.
The performance will feature the Pre-Professional Division, levels 2-9, in ballets choreographed by Jenna Lavin, Matthew Neenan, Margo Sappington and Rex Wheeler.
World Premiere of Conquer by Miguel Mancillas
New York Premiere of Show.Girl by Rosie Herrera
Joyce Premiere of Evening-Length CARMEN.maquia
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.
Experience the Music, Magic and Memories in one incredible performance with the Official Beatlemania Stage Show.
Featuring an all-star cast of the nations most talented musicians, this production brings all generations together to celebrate the timeless music and magic of The Beatles.
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT HOMESTYLE BUFFET Great Bottomless Drink Specials Available
Winner of 2 Tony Awards!
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
A number of $40.00 tickets will be made available for each performance, for purchase day-of at the box office. Tickets are subject to availability and patrons are limited to two rush tickets per person.
Set in the mountains of Connemara in the West of Ireland, this eerily gothic comedy tells the story of Maureen Folan, a lonely spinster in early middle age, and her domineering mother, who desperately tries to destroy her daughter's one chance for love and happiness. The tempestuous struggle sets in motion a chain of events that lead to the play's shocking final scene. McDonagh brings his exceptional gifts of uncanny observation and savage humor to this brilliant work.
In 1985 Belfast, fiery and profane Anne Malloy drinks and smokes her days away with her chubby curry chip-addicted best mate. When she turns to her parish priest, Father Reilly, seeking the comforts of the flesh in addition to the comforts of the soul, she discovers her troubles have just begun. A wry and bittersweet portrait of a city at war, The Belle of Belfast forces us to consider what is wrong and what is righteous.
Telephone service operator, Ella Peterson, played by Tony Award-nominated Kate Baldwin (A Little Night Music, Finian's Rainbow) is not your typical phone operator. Using a variety of comical personae's, Ella meddles with her clients' lives as she takes and delivers their phone messages. Ella's busybody ways trigger trouble when she falls for one of her customers, Jeff Moss, played by Kate Baldwin's real life husband, Broadway and television actor, Graham Rowat (A Little Night Music). A hilarious mesh of mistaken identity and mishaps follow in this delightful musical directed by BTG Alum, Ethan Heard (A Little Night Music, Cat and The Canary). Bells Are Ringing is an irresistibly charming musical, bursting with breathtaking dance numbers.
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."
After her sold out engagement last fall, Betty Buckley returns at the end of May for seven shows with a new show tailored specifically for Joe's Pub called Dark Blue Eyed Blues. Her new collection of songs will feature "Musings of a Chanteuse" and will include standards and songs by contemporary writers for some glamour, torch and comedy.
Everyone knows dating has always been fraught with problems – among them, embarrassing mishaps or encounters with people of dubious character. Even in today's technology-saturated world, meeting that certain someone is a challenge. Beyond Therapy takes a wild ride back to the 1980s dating scene, and – with Christopher Durang's brilliant writing – kicks it up a notch presenting dating without tech support, little mental stability and maximum emotional dysfunction! When Beyond Therapy premiered in 1982, the cutting edge of dating technology was the personal ad. It's just such an ad that sets up the "anything can happen" moment of Prudence and Bruce's first meeting in The Restaurant. Throw in Bruce's gay lover Bob, Prudence and Bruce's off-the-wall therapists Stuart and Charlotte, and a possibly sociopathic waiter, and what ensues is a farcical comedy that is timeless. Beyond Therapy is a fierce commentary on both dating and the 80s therapy craze, clever in its destruction of culture.
The Big Apple Circus is back with an all-new stage show, FUN2C: A Circus Fantasy, this time in Tilles Center's beautiful, comfortable Concert Hall! This amazing spectacular features jugglers, clowns, aerialists, acrobats, and so much more, all guided by the peerless Ringmaster, who presents acts unimaginable even in your wildest dreams…
A whip-smart comedy charting the birth of the film noir genre, follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt "Double Indemnity" for the silver screen. Set in 1940's Hollywood, Billy & Ray is the true story of how two brilliant and thorny artists battled the Hollywood censors and each other to create a groundbreaking movie classic.
With Bird In The House, composer/performer Dane Terry paints scenes of childhood and adolescence in the off-colors of standard-issue American neuroses. Terry's liquid country western piano sloshing all the while under his intoned yarns. Bird In The House features songs from his new album Color Movies, which will be released
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
From the writing team of Dan Lipton and David Rossmer (Rated P for Parenthood, Notes to MariAnne) comes the world premiere of a romantic comedy musical, The Blonde Streak. When Walter, a hopelessly romantic chef, gets jilted on his wedding day, he takes off in the matrimonial limo with his best friend and his favorite ex to try to figure out why. Channeling contemporary off-beat comedies, the Apatow-esque The Blonde Streak is the roadtrip of a mid-lifetime for these three 30-somethings, forced to deal with the endless and ageless struggle of growing up.
Blood Red Roses is a devised immersive shadow puppetry piece that examines the history of female pirates – performed on a boat in the Red Hook Channel. What made these incredible and dangerous women choose this life, as opposed to a more conventional path? The shadows will be cast all around you, constantly surprising you. Come go to sea with us, drink rum with us, sing along with us, go on this journey with us…
Bloowst windku, by choreographer Rebecca Davis, is a sculpture that is performed. The familiar is rendered strange as three performers shift with dream-like logic from basic pedestrian movement to highly abstracted forms within an equally mutable sound score by Zach Layton. Materials collected over three years are joined to create a structure that literally envelops the audience.
It's new. It's cool. Blue Man Group has updated its New York show. Taking a closer look at the technology that both surrounds and isolates us, Blue Man Group showcases technogeek ingenuity while uniting the audience in primal, collective exhilaration. Signature Blue Man Group moments combine with breathtakingly fun new pieces for an explosive evening of entertainment.
The silent, inquisitive Blue Man character was the brainchild of three forward-thinking friends - Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink - who pooled their multifarious talents and interests to create a theatrical presentation that was completely new.
Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, a breakthrough in anatomy invented by trailblazing scientist, Gunther von Hagens. Learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century. BODY WORLDS: PULSE is an inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city. It is an exhibition unlike any other. Body donors who willed their bodies, after death, for plastination and the education of future generations, act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery.
Bombshell was the Marilyn Monroe musical created in NBC's Golden Globe-nominated television hit series "Smash." The one-night-only landmark event featuring Bombshell's original songs will feature Christian Borle, Will Chase, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee and Debra Messing (all subject to availability). Completing the cast will be a starry collection of Broadway favorites. Bombshell features the Emmy-nominated songs "Let Me Be Your Star," and "Hang the Moon."
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.
"Hilarious," "Intelligent," "Provocative," "Scorching" all describe Robert Dubac's new solo show The Book of Moron! Combining theater with stand-up Dubac buckles us up for a fast-paced joy ride over the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy. Riding shotgun with intelligence and absurdity he crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media. And he's not alone. With mesmerizing ease, he portrays multiple characters who all take turns beating the hornet's nest of hype and spin with the big stick of knowledge. It's comedy on steroids. Think your funny bone can handle it?
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!
This always popular annual event combines the naughtiness of burlesque and the razzle-dazzle of Broadway. More than 200 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City take to the stage for two sensational shows!
A more intimate version of the annual Broadway Bares (#bwaybares) performances in New York City, the Fire Island show will feature an evening of new numbers directed by Michael Lee Scott. Broadway Bares Fire Island will feature the Bares dancers performing on a runway jutting into the audience. The show will be followed by Bares' famous "rotation" where the performers freestyle dance for donations.
Played as a Texas Hold 'em tournament, Broadway Bets will welcome an array of industry insiders and theatre fans all competing against each other to be the last player standing and first Broadway Bets champion. Prizes will be awarded for top players. Foxwoods Resort Casino will be the official tournament host of Broadway Bets with Micah Hollingworth of Jujamcyn Theaters and Mark Shacket of Foresight Theatrical serving as the tournament directors.
The critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series enters its fifteenth season offering 100 years of Broadway history in four incredible evenings. Each concert will cover a quarter of a century of Broadway tunes from the Great White Way. The series features Tony Nominees and Winners, and surprise special guest stars throughout the season.
The critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series enters its fifteenth season offering 100 years of Broadway history in four incredible evenings. Each concert will cover a quarter of a century of Broadway tunes from the Great White Way. The series features Tony Nominees and Winners, and surprise special guest stars throughout the season.
Broadway's Best in Drag is a fun and sexy opportunity to celebrate diversity, self-expression and healthy living in the LGBTQ community. Ten of the most beautiful and fabulous performers from Broadway and beyond compete in this pageant-style drag queen extravaganza. And you vote for your favorite.
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.
Kevin McFadden hasn't spoken to anyone since he killed 17 people at a shopping mall three weeks ago. But when a prison doctor takes an unexpected interest in his case, Kevin decides to meet with him - revealing a troubled past that unites them both.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2014-15 music series. This year's lineup includes 60th Anniversary Season opener Bobby McFerrin, a holiday concert by Sweet Honey in the Rock, South Africa's Lady Smith Black Mambazo, a tribute to Woody Guthrie by the Klezmatics, a cappella superstars Take 6, and Eddie Palmieri performing with his Latin Jazz Septet. These musical events reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated. The season also features children's concerts by Black Violin and Nick Jr. favorites Hot Peas 'N Butter.
The Bullpen is an 18-character play written and performed by Joe Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. A man is arrested, arraigned and put on trial for a crime he claims he did not commit. Consequently he is judged by two systems of jurisprudence – one a jury of his peers in an actual courtroom and the other the fascinating and hilarious denizens of the bullpen in which he is being held. Mr. Assadourian mercurially transforms from character to character and court to court as the play steamrolls toward both verdicts that literally range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves, Butler is set at the beginning of the Civil War and follows Major General Benjamin Butler, who has just been given command of Fort Monroe in Virginia. The inexperienced but shrewd Butler meets his match when an equally shrewd runaway slave enters the fort and asks for asylum. Uproariously funny, witty and very moving, Butler is the recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.
The Butter and Egg Man follows our hero, Peter Jones, a likable Mid-Western boy, as he navigates the sometimes exasperating and always exciting world of Broadway. Written in 1925, it is a hilarious satire about a seemingly simple country boy who comes to New York to break in to theatrical producing under the misguided idea that he will double his money. But the young man may be smarter than he seems – will he be able to turn a "flop" in to a "wow"?
Playwright Tracey Scott Wilson (The Good Negro, The Story) returns to The Public with Buzzer, a darkly funny, intensely gripping new play The Chicago Tribune calls "a sizzling drama about race, real estate and sexual betrayal."
Jackson left his tough Brooklyn neighborhood by winning a scholarship to Exeter, where he met Don, a play-hard rich boy who became his unlikely best friend. Now a Harvard-educated lawyer, Jackson's bought a place in the newly gentrifying area he grew up in. But Jackson's white girlfriend, Suzy, isn't so sure she belongs in a community "on the verge." When Don comes to crash with his old buddy and stay clean, his stories of the neighborhood's dangerous past collide with the growing disconnect between Jackson and Suzy, and the treacherous sexual and racial tensions waiting just beyond the door and demanding to be let in.
Spicy Witch Productions is proud to present the First Developmental Reading of a new work by the company's writer-in-residence, Elle Anhorn. The C*nt is an irreverent modern adaptation of William Wycherley's The Country Wife. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres are included in the price of admission. We will be raffling off some awesome prizes that will spice up your life.
The playwright-in-residence program was created to support emerging females playwrights and to bring an original adaptation of a classical work to the Spicy Witch stage. We could not be more excited to bring Elle's voice to a larger audience!
Cagney follows the actor from his humble beginnings in New York City's Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man, to his superstardom in Hollywood. In this insightful and surprising musical journey, a brand new original score filled with show-stopping song and dance numbers is augmented by George M. Cohan songs from the classic film Yankee Doodle Dandy and others. James Cagney was the consummate performer who could do it all – sing, dance, play the bad guy, the good guy, the patriot, the gangster; Broadway veteran Robert Creighton stars, and leads a cast of six in this exciting new musical. Cagney will have audiences cheering.
For over 30 years the Capitol Steps have been putting politics and scandal to music. They began when Reagan was president and ketchup was a vegetable, and on May 4, The Capitol Steps plan to bring down the house…and Senate, with their unique blend of music and political comedy. They have performed for 5 Presidents, traveled to all 50 states (to sing, not sight-see), and will be performing songs from their newest album, How To Succeed In Congress Without Really Lying, celebrating post-filibuster Democrats and Tea Party Republicans—with musical political satire poking fun at all sides of the issues. If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!
We're well into summer and the tourists don't seem to be coming. Maybe the primaries will stir something up.
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Carnival of the Animals as part of the Company's Once Upon A Ballet series for children.
In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins! Choreography by Beth Storey Taylor. The performance will feature live music, with four hands on one piano.
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
Swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. But all too soon, they fall on hard times and unbearable loss. Yet the power of love perseveres, as do the tuneful hits, in this masterpiece of American musical theater. You'll hear "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," and "You'll Never Walk Alone" all set against the backdrop of an original new production from Lyric Opera, accompanied by the Lyric Chorus and Orchestra.
Roundabout Theatre Company hosts their first annual Casino Night to benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's Education programs and the Musical Theatre Fund.
The casino event will include a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament featuring celebrity players and Roundabout alum such as Jennifer Tilly (Don't Dress for Dinner, The Women), Richard Kind ("Spin City," The Big Knife), Santino Fontana (Frozen, Sons of the Prophet), Gina Gershon (Bye Bye Birdie), Bobby Cannavale ("Boardwalk Empire," The Big Knife), Sebastian Arcelus ("House of Cards"), Andy Karl (On the Twentieth Century, Rocky), Bill Heck (Cabaret), Colin Donnell (Violet, Anything Goes), Orfeh (Legally Blonde) and many more.
There will also be open casino games, such as blackjack, roulette, craps and slot machines, hosted by Roundabout favorites Danny Burstein (Cabaret), Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) and Becky Ann Baker (Assassins, "Freaks and Geeks").
The cast of the recent Broadway revival of Side Show reunites to celebrate this acclaimed production. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Ryan Silverman, Matthew Hydzik, David St. Louis, and members of the ensemble perform favorites from the show, a couple songs which were cut out of town, and material which won't be heard on the Original Cast Recording. Hosted by Bill Russell, author of the book and lyrics, the evening will also feature composer Henry Krieger.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, feature a line-up of rotating performers who read--in both solo and ensemble pieces-- the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will feature new selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, The Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and Vanna White.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will also include some new, special 'celebrity mash-ups'--Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working 'it' out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are;" Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of 'diva-dom;" and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
Before the days of radio and television, wealthy patrons would regularly invite entertainers into their homes, to delight small gatherings of family and friends. In those sophisticated, friendly environs, the living room became the stage, and the audience looked gleefully on, mere inches from the show.
Master conjuror, Steve Cohen, is recreating this posh, intimate entertainment experience, in his exclusive evening show, Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring. Some of the tricks Cohen will perform include:
- the linking of three borrowed wedding rings
- the bending of metal with his mind
- the single most astonishing card trick he's learned in twenty years of study.
Cocktail attire is requested.
Midnight showings of Chamber Magic are also available for groups of 15 or more.
Double header of two American premieres of British playwrights!
Chewing Gum Dreams
Fourteen-year-old Tracey Gordon is rude, crude, and riotous. Who can blame her? Every which way she turns, she's constantly failed by those who should be looking out for her. But beneath her tough exterior lies a very real fear that the future holds very little for her. Explosive, thoroughly honest, and devilishly funny, Michaela Coel's award-winning Chewing Gum Dreams recalls the last days of innocence before the onrush of adulthood for a girl from the rough part of a tough city.
A whole lot of booze, a new girlfriend, and government involvement in a foreign war are just some of the factors that threaten to drive a massive wedge between two people. Can they close the ever-widening gap in their relationship, or have they reached a breaking point? Featuring rotating pairs of world-class actors, each performance of An Intervention will reveal new meaning inside this theatrical, mischievous, and engrossing two-hander from Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett that puts personal and political intervention under a magnifying glass.
Whether in concert, on stage, or in film & television, Cheyenne Jackson continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. Featured on 12 different albums, appearing in such mega-hits as Glee, 30 Rock, & more, he has amassed 18 films, (including the Oscar nominated United 93), eight Broadway shows, (Receiving 2 Drama Desk Nominations, 2 Outer Critic Circle Nominations, Theatre World Award) & more.
Backed by his band, Cheyenne will present a new show. Don't miss this multi-talented performer with a staggering 4 ½ octave range, vocal sensitivity & versatility.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxy shoots her lover Fred, she employs the unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn to get her off the hook. But will she be thwarted by double-murderess and headliner Velma Kelly? Or will this gruesome twosome become a sister act?
Chicago features a classic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb including the songs "All the Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Razzle Dazzle." So you better slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes for Chicago on Broadway.
Children ages 4 and under are not permitted in the theater.
RUSH TICKET POLICY: A limited number of $26.50 rush tickets are available for purchase (cash only) at the box office only, on the day of each performance. There is a limit of two rush tickets per person.
NYC's longest running improv company, Chicago City Limits (CCL), opens their 40th season with Hus on First? The MAC award-winning group, described by NY critics as the "funniest show in town," "ingenious and very, very funny," and "the perfect masters of improvisation," bring their newest show, complete with brilliant, improvised scenes and songs, to the East Side, back to the Jan Hus Playhouse where they held court for fourteen years. It's all created in-the-moment, inspired by suggestions from the audience and today's headlines.
In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for – with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed — to have the chance to dance. A Chorus Line revolutionized Broadway, becoming the longest running musical in New York theater history, breaking records, winning nine Tony Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, the New York Critics' Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Join Wilson, Koko and Brewster on the most traintastic day ever in Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure. The trainees have started their Advanced Training, and are eager to master their new roles that test courage, speed, and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it's up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learnt skills into practice? Can Wilson come to Koko's rescue and fulfill his dream of becoming Chug Patrol hero?
Chuggington Live! is a musical featuring many new songs alongside hit songs from the TV series. The show features beautifully designed Chuggington train carriages live on stage! Coming to life with working mouths, eyes and plenty of traintastic action, these characters will thrill train lovers new and old. The backdrop for the live show is a video wall featuring animated interactive backgrounds to the live stage action.
"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter..."
Prepare to meet Winston Churchill. The former British Prime Minister made his mark in history as a Nobel Prize winner, respected politician, and one of the greatest leaders the world has seen. But in March of 1946, he has just lost an election, is in forced retirement, and everything he has fought for is threatening to slip through his fingers. When he receives an invitation from United States President Harry S. Truman to speak in Fulton, Missouri, he rediscovers his strength in a speech that impacts the world forever. Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run in Chicago, Ronald Keaton brings Winston Churchill to life in a provocative, heart-warming, and hilarious tour de force performance that reveals the man behind the legend.
Catch the star of Paper Mill Playhouse's The Hunchback of Notre Dame as she makes her 54 Below solo debut! Ciara has previously starred on Broadway in the recent revival of Pippin and Big Fish, and graced the 54 Below stage in Made For Each Other: Broadway Meets Andrew McMahon and Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band, both this past February. Whether portraying a gypsy, a leading player, a witch, or simply being herself, Ciara Renee is sure to leave you enchanted.
The children's classic comes to the Engeman!
Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: "WJ," the wholesome, intelligent one, and "Billy," the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton at their side, the two will handle issues from The White House to Whitewater, the sax and the sex, social security and social climbers, and in the process make history. Maybe.
Matias is the new hottest magician in NYC! His charming accent and great hair along with his unique blend of magic, mentalism, clean comedy, high energy, and lots of audience participation will make you have a fun and also memorable night.
Have you ever been into an event and witnessed a magician perform with hundreds of people surrounding him; they are unable to turn their heads away from him, totally focused on every trick, every illusion; and wanting to be amazed over and over again? Have you ever experienced that before? If your answers are no then you haven't seen Matias Letelier and his show Close Encounters Of The Magic Kind, because that is precisely what he does! We invite you to join is in the experience with the best of his magic.
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.
Two sets of twins. One tiny island. Unlimited chaos. Shakespeare's classic farce delivers a theatrical whirlwind of magic, music and mayhem involving mistaken identities, accidental seductions and daring heists.
Sex, magic, and spoken-word poetry illuminate this dark erotic tale of Phaedra on the gritty streets of the Bronx. A bodega owner's new wife becomes strangely obsessed with her husband's son, the lunch counter boy. Driven by lust, she invokes the vengeful power of the Santeria Gods who set off a vicious chain of events that no one can stop.
BAM and Barclays Center present Contemporary Color, a performance event created by music icon David Byrne, co-commissioned by BAM and Toronto's Luminato Festival, and inspired by the high school phenomenon of color guard, known as "the sport of the arts."
Ten 20-40 person color guard teams from the US and Canada will perform at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Toronto's Air Canada Centre, alongside an extraordinary array of musical talent performing live. Contemporary Color is the artistic culmination of Byrne's interest in color guard as a piece of Americana and a competitive art form.
Join Award-winning Singer/PBS-TV host, Cristina Fontanelli as she takes you on a vocal journey around the World. You will experience a "Vocal genius" (The New York Sun) performing the best-loved classical and popular songs/arias of many countries.
Using Shakespeare's timeless words, and a few of his own, Shakespeare & Company Training alumnus and US military veteran Stephan Wolfert performs an interactive play that weaves his own experience with some of Shakespeare's most iconic military figures. A testament to the healing power of art and human resilience, this piece reveals how Shakespeare's audiences wrestled with the same hopes and fears that occupy our modern lives.
Imagine a world without sunlight. A world where Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and the cast of Dante's Inferno are real; where princes with adjectives instead of names seduce beautiful princesses against the odds. A world crammed full of story book characters but with just one living, breathing human being to cuddle. Welcome to Eve's world.
Eve is a 13-year-old vampire. She has never left her room and everything she knows about the world comes from her sister Tabby and her storybook characters. Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her (human) sister's blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and, in a breath, Eve's whole world changes.
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.
Curtain Up!, Bay Street's 4th Annual Spring Benefit honoring Patty and Jay Baker, and Barbara Slifka will feature a preview of the exciting 2015 summer Mainstage Season, featuring presentations and performances by some of the stars and creators of the new productions, including the World Premiere of The new Sincerity, a comedy by Alena Smith, to be directed by Bob Balaban; as well as Grey Gardens, The Musical, the book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, and directed by Michael Wilson.
In the Shakespearean fairytale Cymbeline, Princess Imogen's fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are always free to the public. Up to two tickets per person can be acquired in-person on the day of a performance when the box office opens at noon, up until curtain time. Please note that people do line up for tickets early as there is a limited availability. Alternatively, online reservations can be made by lottery for every performance. Click "Get Tickets" for more information.
Who's that at the door? In the other room? In my office? Casting my shadow?
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?
Producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht have partnered with the American Cancer Society to present the 5th annual Dance Against Cancer. VIP guests will enjoy cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres at 6pm, followed by world premiere dance performances at 7pm from companies including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Gallim Dance, members of NYC's Broadway community and more.
All proceeds from this event will benefit research initiatives as well as all patient and family service programs that American Cancer Society funds. Since its inauguration, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $325,000 in support of the American Cancer Society.
A ballerina struggles with the trauma of being raised in a family plagued by domestic violence. Haunted by childhood memories, she confronts a secret that threatens to destroy her.
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.
While reexamining his colorful yet complicated relationship with his on again/off again lover Henry, Clark Compton Lowell III makes the best discovery anyone can make. He finds...himself.
Dear Henry explores the trials and tribulations of love, sex, dating, and relationships in the 21st century. Witty and satirical but laced with heart, Dear Henry is based upon the monthly column Arthur Wooten created for the London magazine reFRESH. In each issue of that gay publication he wrote a letter to his exasperating lover, Henry, explaining the never-ending reasons why they had to end their relationship. reFRESH readers fell in love with Arthur and couldn't wait for the next installment of Dear Henry. Wooten became the Carrie Bradshaw of London with Brits (both gay and straight) waiting to see what the two would get into next.
Recognized as the longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway, Deathtrap is a sidesplitting romp of a play within a play. Aaron Mark, who brilliantly directed The Mystery of Irma Vep last year, directs Ira Levin's treasured Tony Award-nominated play. This witty thriller tells the tale of defeated playwright, Sidney Bruhl, who would do almost anything to write a hit Broadway play. Former student, Clifford Anderson, tells Sidney that he's written a suspense play with a seamless plot that's sure to be Broadway-bound. When Sidney lures Clifford into his colonial style home, adorned with eclectic antique weaponry, both men's motives become unclear as unforeseen happenings unfold. Jaw-dropping hilarity ensues as the zany characters weave a web of mystery in two acts.
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!
The one-man show tells the story of the ups and downs, tragedies and triumphs of a writer trying to find his voice. Journeying from his humble Arkansas roots to his present-day abode of Brooklyn, The Definitive Loser's Guide to Winning gives a first-hand account of stories that have carried this emerging writer from pain and doubt, to self-discovery and introduces you to some of the losers Dui has met along the way.
It's Christmas Eve and Sarah and Sam are celebrating with an old fashioned New York debate about existential suffering—a special type of foreplay in a new relationship like theirs. But then there is knock on the door, and Sarah's childhood best friend Nate stands at the threshold. And suddenly suffering becomes a whole lot less sexy. A kaleidoscopic look at one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever.
Did You Know is a dark comedy about two middle-aged siblings living in the armpit of Long Island, engaged in a life or death battle to save their relationship and their 38-year doddering old cat Paddy, who holds the entire family's dark secrets. When Carla, a pious spinster, calls her twin brother Rob, an overweight slob with a mediocre future in retail, in a panic to come to their family home for a life and death matter, Rob is forced to risk his job and his sanity to come to his sister's aid.
Dinner with the Boys is the deliciously hilarious new comedy starring Dan Lauria ("The Wonder Years," Lombardi), Ray Abruzzo ("The Sopranos") and Richard Zavaglia ("Donnie Brasco"). When two wise guys from the old neighborhood, Charlie (Lauria) and Dom (Zavaglia), find themselves at odds with the Family, they must serve up perfectly seasoned performances with their puttanesca to escape danger. This odd couple await their fate as they prepare dinner for their special guests. It's an evening filled with belly laughs, killer plot twists and plenty of garlic. The only question remaining – will this dinner be their last meal?
The princesses are back! Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses return to Off-Broadway in the hilarious hit musical that's anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know; these royal renegades toss off their tiaras in the "delightfully rowdy, hilarious, ebullient" (TheaterMania) hit that NBC New York calls "funny, irreverent, and totally DISENCHANTED!" "Clear your calendar and buy a ticket today!!" (BroadwayBox)
This show contains Mature Content and is rated PG-13.
Distorted Diznee is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!
Featuring the finest in female and celebrity impersonation. Get up close and personal with your host, Joan Rivers, and her guests Madonna, Dolly Parton, Celia Cruz, Liza Minelli, and our honorary diva, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson!
The poignant story of a woman's self-discovery through her relationship with her father, a Greek Jew who survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. Now he just wants to dance with his daughter at her wedding. Not too much to ask, right?
A pact with the devil brings boundless knowledge and endless gratification. There's just one little catch…
Join Chris Noth as he teams up with director Andrei Belgrader to tackle Christopher Marlowe's ever-irreverent Doctor Faustus, which remains as ahead of its time today as it was when it first scandalized audiences some four hundred years ago.
Doctor Zhivago is an epic romance set during the final days of Czarist Russia, the First World War and the chaos of the Russian revolution. Raised as an aristocrat, Zhivago is a political idealist, physician and poet whose life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov, and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky. Doctor Zhivago celebrates the strength of love and art, in the face of political oppression, war and revolution.
Don Juan has just gotten married—so naturally it's time for him to get out of town. Thus begins the strangest road trip in history; a madcap journey by sea and land in which our "hero" lies, cheats, blusters, and seduces his way across the world—much to the dismay of his honest but dim servant—in an effort to escape his blushing bride's outraged family. But there's an unearthly surprise waiting at the end of their road. Perhaps Molière's most quixotic farce, Don Juan teases the limits of reality, and brings the natural and supernatural into an outlandish partnership to seal the fate of one deliciously unrepentant rascal.
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!
Public Forum will close its spring season with a very special adaptation of Sophocles' classic Antigone. Rinne Groff (The Public's Ruby Sunrise, Complusion) brings a taut one-act version of Ian Johnston's translation just in time for beginning of the 2016 election cycle. The evening will see thinkers and actors alike discussing the ethics of power, free speech, and the cost of wisdom. In addition to Groff, the evening will also feature Denis O'Hare, president and CEO of the New America Foundation Anne-Marie Slaughter, and more.
The Drama Desk Awards, which are given annually in a number of categories, are the only major New York theater honors for which productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway compete against each other in the same category. Formed in 1949 by a group of New York theater critics, editors, reporters, and publishers, the organization was created to educate the community on vital issues concerning the theater. Two-time Drama Desk Award winner Laura Benanti will serve as this year's host.
A series of talks where The Drama League gets "up close" with the stars and creators behind New York's biggest theatrical successes!
For over 400 years, the Drunk Shakespeare Society has been meeting and drinking. And drinking, and doing Drunk Shakespeare. A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the membership invites audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with one actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare story in sixty minutes. The results are messy, outrageous, and the evening devolves into debauchery.
A Grammy and Tony winning singer/songwriter, Duncan Sheik is probably best known for his 1996 hit, "Barely Breathing," which remained on the charts for 55 weeks. His rich, catchy melodies complete with full orchestral strings add a lush, ethereal quality matching Sheik's own vocal style. Expect to hear memorable hits along with newer compositions such "Lay Down Your Weapons" (2013), as well as songs from his Tony Award-winning rock musical Spring Awakening. An absolute must see to open the inaugural Hamptons Music Festival!
In this expertly executed satire, audiences will join the Simpson family as they frantically prepare for their annual celebration of "Christtide". Christtide is almost like Christmas, in very much the same way that the world of Shearman's play is almost the world we live in today: mothers worry about wrinkles, fathers drink whiskey, and children play, but something is amiss.
This dark and twisted comedy explores an alternate reality full of not-so-natural selection, xenophobia, fundamentalism, extreme gender roles and censorship, while expertly revealing a subtler horror story surrounding the lies that families tell each other and the lengths they will go to protect themselves through laughter.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri, performing with his Latin Jazz Septet on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8pm. Dubbed "the Latin Thelonius Monk" by famed jazz photographer Lee Tanner, Eddie Palmieri leads his septet with charismatic power and bold innovative drive.
Eleven Reflections on September is a spoken word, multi-media performance on the Arab American experience, Wars on/of Terror, and "the constant, quiet rain of death amidst beauty" that each autumn brings in a post-9/11 world. Music, poetry and movement interweave in an immersive environment, asking us to reflect on what has changed, and for whom.
This multi-disciplinary project includes community dialogues, an interactive visual art exhibit, Open Mics and more, in partnership with Hi-ARTS!
The Emerging Writers Group is a component of The Public Writers Initiative, a long-term program that provides key support and resources for writers at every stage of their careers. It creates a fertile community and fosters a web of supportive artistic relationships across generations.
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Emily Climbs (Machine Méchant) imagines a future looking back on a past that is still in our future. Through a collection of performed materials (stand-up routine, excerpts from a one-woman show, journal entries, interview transcripts, found documents, and role-playing scenes) the show explores the person-hood of Emily Climbs: a failed science-experiment, a devoted companion, a benign provocateur, a socialized woman struggling with the burden of individualism and the American Dream.
A play about fourteen-year-old African-American Emmett Till, his brutal slaying for allegedly wolf whistling at a white woman, the ensuing trial that acquitted the murderers, and the chord struck in the national consciousness, as both Black and white face profound truths about their humanity and responsibility.
It's summer in New England and everyone who's anyone is getting married…except Lauren, who doesn't want to give up her single life. Or does she? Guided by instinct, denial and a lot of Pinot Grigio, Lauren forges ahead into a summer of engagement parties, determined to dodge the gazpacho cups and stay on the right side of adulthood.
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
Evita is the final collaboration of Webber and Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), and tells the life story of Eva Duarte de Peron and her controversial rise from actress to spiritual leader of the nation. Evita features a brilliant and iconic score including the international hit "Don't Cry For Me Argentina," " Buenos Aires" and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall."
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Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies is a farce in the style of the Golden Age of Broadway. The show is a cross between Anything Goes, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot. It begins in Paris! Two female impersonators, Jane Mann and Laura Lee Handle, are down on their luck. Backing up Sue Flay, the worst Drag Diva in France, proved a complete disaster.
They're jobless and homeless. Just when Jane and Laura Lee get ready to throw in their powder puffs ... a telegram! They'll headline as fabulous showgirls on a cruise ship, the Queen Ethel May. The catch? Keeping their male identities a secret from snooping crew members, jewel heisting gangsters and every gentleman caller that comes their way. It's vintage musical theater meets contemporary farce in a new musical comedy where practically everything goes.
Recently celebrating 20,000 performances in NYC- The romantic, funny "boy meets girl" tale, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow El Gallo as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, followed by pain and disillusionment. Ultimately, the boy and girl find their way back home and to one another. The score, which includes "Try To Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," is as timeless as the story itself. The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances! Call 212-921-7862 for details.
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.
Fish in the Dark is a comedy about a death in the family starring and written by Larry David, the creator and star of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and co-creator of Seinfeld.
Fish in the Dark will mark Larry David's Broadway debut.
An exciting show of traditional and contemporary flamenco music & dance celebrating the various cultures that come together and are united by Flamenco.
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.
In Jim Neu's musical The Floatones, four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. The Floatones debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, March 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010.
In Jim Neu's musical The Floatones, four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. The Floatones debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary
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.
Long-time New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect Dael Orlandersmith (Monster, The Gimmick) returns to the Workshop with an uplifting semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose. Forever draws from Orlandersmith's own pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris — the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. Inspired at the graveside of these timeless artists, Orlandersmith gives a gripping account of the legacy she inherited from her mother — one of bitterness, abuse, beauty and art.
City Tech Theatreworks with the support of Cause Effect Agency presents: Forged in Fire, a collaborative performance piece by Okello Kelo Sam, Robert Ajwang, and Laura Edmondson that integrates humor, dance, music, and testimony to explore Okello's wrenching experiences of the civil war in northern Uganda. Performed by Okello, this moving piece also celebrates the culture and music of Uganda. This performance is presented in support of Hope North, the school founded by Okello Sam for child victims of the civil war.
The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally's (Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!) bittersweet comedy, Frankie And Johnny In the Clair de Lune. After a one-night rendezvous in Manhattan's West Side, Johnny, a compulsive, starry-eyed, short-order cook, is convinced he has found his life companion in Frankie, a wisecracking waitress. Frankie's poor history with men leaves her hesitant to commit, but as the night progresses, she lets her guard down and an unlikely romance begins to blossom. This contemporary love story will be directed by beloved BTG Alum Karen Allen (Moonchildren, Extremities).
Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind...
The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs and sultry confessions to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity.
The cast includes a fistful of NYC's best improvisers and Magnet faculty with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, The Second City, The Onion, Just For Laughs, Story Pirates, NPR and at least one Primetime Emmy loser.
Before the show, audience members may anonymously submit written confessions which the improvisers will use onstage.
Now, doesn't it feel good to get that off your chest?
Epic romance returns to Broadway this March in the new musical Doctor Zhivago, with a sweeping score by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon. Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff and composer Lucy Simon will discuss the road to Broadway, bringing the Russian Revolution to the stage, and making Doctor Zhivago sing.
Celebrating 10 years worldwide, Fuerza Bruta is an uninhibited and unforgettable show you have to see to believe! This theatrical thrill ride combines euphoria-inducing live music and breathtaking aerial displays in a performance that's as exhilarating as it is addictive. Flood your senses and experience the "sexy, heart-pounding fantasy" (Daily News) of Fuerza Bruta.
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?
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!
Take the journey of a lifetime and step into the "unbubblelievable" magical kingdom of Fan Yang's Gazillion Bubble Show! The first and only, interactive stage production of its kind, complete with fantastic light effects, lasers, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry, this unforgettable extravaganza is not to be missed.
Hailed by David Letterman/The Late Show, as "The greatest bubble artist in the world," Fan Yang's gorgeous and unique creations defy gravity and logic as we know it. He holds (and has broken his own) Guinness World records for the biggest bubble ever blown, the largest bubble wall ever created (a staggering 156 feet!), most bubbles within a bubble, and in May 2006, was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid. His performances have been broadcast worldwide, including Cirque du Soleil and The David Letterman Show.
Over the past two decades, Fan Yang has explored the fragile and mysterious world of soap bubbles and emerged with a completely new medium, blending art and science to dazzle audiences around the globe. Children and adults of all ages are sure to be amazed, mystified and enchanted!
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
When Monty Navarro, a disinherited relative of the rich and powerful D'Ysquith clan, learns he's ninth in line to inherit the earldom, he sets out to secure his future by, er, process of elimination. Each of the eight heirs perilously standing in the way of Monty's fortune are played by Tony® Award-winner Jefferson Mays, in one of the most tireless, whiplash-inducing performances ever attempted on the American stage. Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman and set in England's elegant Edwardian era, this uproarious new musical comedy shows just how low we'll go to make it to the top.
A number of $35.00 tickets will be made available for each performance for patrons aged thirty-five and younger. These tickets must be purchased day-of, in-person at the box office and are subject to availability. Valid photo I.D. will be required, and patrons are limited to two rush tickets per performance.
Award-winning composer Dave Malloy presents Ghost Quartet, a new song cycle about love, death, and whiskey. A camera breaks and four friends drink in four interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a treehouse astronomer and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher; a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade and the ghost of Thelonious Monk; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder. Throughout these four stories, two women cross paths, sometimes as strangers, sometimes as sisters, sometimes as lovers, sometimes as mother and daughter. Ghost Quartet is a vibrant theatrical presentation of the ensemble's debut album, also called Ghost Quartet.
Blurring the line between theater and contemporary music performance, Ghost Quartet will be staged in the round in an intimate setting within The McKittrick Hotel, with the musicians seated amongst the audience. The piece is scored for four voices, cello, guitars, dulcimer, autoharp, piano, keyboards and percussion, and is inspired by murder ballads, doo-wop, angular bebop, Chinese folk, Islamic adhan, and the music of Bernard Herrmann and George Crumb. Ghost Quartet premiered at The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn in October 2014, to rave reviews.
Atlantic presents an intimate revival of these two haunting short plays by their co-founder and one of America's most influential dramatists, David Mamet, directed by Ensemble member Scott Zigler (Broadway's The Old Neighborhood).
The Shawl is the story of bereaved woman who consults a smalltime mystic for guidance. As the mystic collects clues to make contact with the dearly departed, will he help this woman through her grief, or merely help himself?
In Prairie du Chien, a railroad car speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a story of obsessive jealousy, murder and suicide, punctuated by a friendly card game that explodes into a moment of menace.
Forty years ago, young Olivia Haven fell to her death below the stage of Broadway's soon-to-be-demolished Bijou Theatre. Tonight, four romantically entangled actors from the current revival of Angel Street will hold a seance to contact her in this solo musical ghost story.
Uncouth family relations. Malicious infections. Upended Victorian mores. Considered shockingly indecent when it premiered in 1882, Ghosts is given chilling new life in this production, which originated at the Almeida Theatre and was transferred to the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions. Lesley Manville (Grief, National Theatre; Mike Leigh films, including Another Year and Topsy-Turvy) gives an Olivier Award-winning performance leading the cast in director Richard Eyre's (The Crucible, Broadway; The Invention of Love, National Theatre; Carmen and Le Nozze di Figaro, Metropolitan Opera) multi-award-winning adaptation of Ibsen's masterpiece.
Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of Alving's dissolute life.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.
This Tony® and Academy Award®-winning musical features glorious songs such as "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "I Remember It Well" and "The Night They Invented Champagne." Following its run at the Kennedy Center, this glistening, re-imagined production by Call the Midwife's Heidi Thomas and Follies director Eric Schaeffer will bring Gigi back to Broadway for the first time in 40 years!
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.
This funny, trenchant and powerful new play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine return to New York City to perform a special concert comprising their greatest hits including: "Get On Your Feet," "Conga," "Rhythm is Gonna Get You," "Mi Tierra," and more!
The Broadway League's Viva Broadway initiative is an audience development partnership with the Hispanic community to help bridge the world of Broadway with Latino audiences around the country. The long-term initiative aims to increase awareness about Broadway while culturally enriching lives, bringing families together, and building new careers in the theatre. Proceeds will go towards The Broadway League's Family First Nights®, a nationwide program specifically designed to encourage economically at-risk families to attend theatre on a regular basis.
Using full masks, bold physicality and not a single spoken word, The Krumple Theatre Company tells the story of a small provincial church, which finds itself devoid of church-goers. The disillusioned priest battles with himself, God and his pillows as he falls deeper and deeper into an existential crisis. Three nuns unwittingly unleash the power of the internet, and with it their own ambitions and desires. To make matters worse, dinosaurs have appeared on Noah's Ark and someone is plotting to burn down the church. Ranging from grotesquely comic to poignant, Go to Sleep, Goddamnit! explores the question: "What does one do when one's purpose has become obsolete?
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 majority party in Venezuela gave President Nicolas Maduro the power to temporarily govern Venezuela by decree, thanks to a law described by opposition activists as a measure to cover up the government's weaknesses and to subjugate the Venezuelan people. It is the second time Maduro has been given such powers and the late populist Hugo Chávez, Maduro's mentor and predecessor, ruled by fiat four times in his 14-year tenure. In her modern tragedy Golondrinas (Swallows), Venezuelan expatriate playwright/director/actor Aminta De Lara likens the nation's acquiescence to the submissiveness of a family to a dominating and abusive father.
In an apartment in Caracas, two abused daughters discover their father slumped half-dead in an armchair, a liquor bottle frozen in his hand, while anti-government protests, counter-demonstrations and government retaliations rage outside.
Grey Gardens tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. It is based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles that celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015. Set at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows a mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to notorious recluses in a crumbling house filled with memories and cats.
Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, Les Misérables, Twelfth Night) returns to The Public in George Brant's (Elephant's Graveyard, The Mourners' Bench), spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines play Grounded. An ace fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone faces twelve-hour shifts hunting targets from her Air Force trailer followed by twelve in the suburbs with her family in this "gripping" (New York Times) new play about the complicated consequences of waging war without leaving home. Named one of the Best Plays of the year by both London's The Evening Standard and The Guardian, and winner of the Smith Prize for Political Theater, Grounded comes to The Public's intimate Anspacher Theater under the masterful direction of two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor (A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Lion King, Frida, Across the Universe).
F.I.T.R. Productions presents Gruesome Playground Injuries, a dark yet mystical and arresting love story by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph. Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood best friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.
Celebrated playwright Rajiv Joseph (Broadway's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) brings a bold and surprising new play to Atlantic.
In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal- an event that shakes their respective worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concept of friendship, beauty and duty, and changes them forever.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Directed by Thomas Kail
Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton
From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton.
Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is.
From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.
Hamilton is produced with the support of Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, and Jill Furman. Hamilton is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.
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.
"To be, or not to be? That is the question." Generation after generation of great actors have gone on to give their own unique and personal answer to Hamlet's most famous query. Actor Peter Sarsgaard (Uncle Vanya) reunites with director Austin Pendleton for what promises to be a riveting and contemporary take on this timeless classic.
hakespeare's masterpiece, performed 'bare Bard' style in a 90-minute performance in the Dell at The Mount. Grounds are open for picnicking prior to each performance.
Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things- finding his real mother, and playing the famous Gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of the queen, his mother. Hamlet In Bed is a twisty and darkly comic story about mothers and sons. About what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now. And about families- the ones we're born into, and the ones we find along the way.
The hilarious and provocative Hand to God centers on shy, inquisitive student Jason, who finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and—most especially—his mother are thrown into further upheaval when Jason's hand puppet Tyrone—once soft-spoken—takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. As Tyrone's influence over Jason steadily grows, Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical!
"Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson (John Cameron Mitchell) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch."
The Heidi Chronicles is a poignant coming-of-age story charting 19 characters through 13 scenes in 3 decades and 4 cities, as 1 woman and her diverse friends come to realize that the fight for what you believe in can bring you a long way… maybe. Through Heidi Holland, now a successful art historian, Wendy Wasserstein looks back on the promises of a generation in this Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winning play that established an exceptionally influential voice in American theater.
In its first Broadway revival, this bold reimagining led by Tony Award winning director Pam MacKinnon (Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), and Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Top of the Lake) in the title role, also stars Emmy nominee Jason Biggs (Orange is the New Black, American Pie) and Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder).
Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Clare spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive), Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save her monkey who is about to land from space. Despite set-backs, anxieties, and lasers, their friendship carries them through this epic adventure.
Presented by The New York Children's Theater Festival. Join us after the show for crafts, activities and family fun!
Shakespeare's masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry's campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war. http://onscreen.shakespearesglobe.com/#5IBB3hFXPxoQ9kPo.99
This epic tale chronicles the infamous journey of a disaffected prince to legendary king, when a man sets out to repair his broken nation, prove his worth, and win the affections of the French Princess. This intimate 'bare Bard' production emphasizes the power of language and ferocity of war.
Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Mass is a choral setting of the traditional Mass, using early American hymn tunes and bluegrass instruments. The performance is suitable for all ages and families. Featuring The Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band.
An Off Off Broadway Show in which an interactive Cast of incredible Talent will motivate you to MOVE as you combine your Workout Time with your Party time led by fitness Guru and recording artist Marina Kamen AKA MARINA.
Editor Walter Burns will do anything to find an ace reporter cunning enough to scoop a story in the cutthroat Chicago press world, even if that means turning to his ex-wife, Hildy Johnson, who comes back to the newsroom one last time before leaving the game for good. In Guare's adaptation, the play takes place in 1939, the day before war breaks out in Europe, which adds a political framework to the otherwise antic proceedings.
Learn the history of several toys, including toys played with during George Washington's time, Abraham Lincoln and a toy named after President Theodore Roosevelt. Seen by over 15,000 school students annually in NYC, it has proven success for being educational, interactive and entertaining. See toys from the Museum's collection. 50 minutes. Follow Queen Marlene as she tells the tale of toys from her magical toy museum. But watch out, there are plenty of surprises along the way. A great show for individuals or groups and those still young at heart.
Honestly Abe - The Musical, is based upon young Abraham Lincoln when he was a teenage 'railsplitter' in Indiana. This is the least known, but most formative, entertaining, and joyous period of his life.
"It's 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir, to deliver a career-defining lecture. As the young couple's marriage is tested, Adham struggles to reconcile his ambitions with the pull of family and home. But what if seizing the moment means letting go of everything he knows?" (From the Actors Theatre of Louisville – The Humana Festival – 2012)
How to Be a New Yorker shows audiences everything they ever needed to know about what it takes to be a real New Yorker, or at least not stand out as a tourist.
Two brilliant female scientists meet on the eve of a national conference and find themselves clashing over their views on men and women, love and conflict, genes and destiny. From the writer of House of Cards and In Treatment, this smart-witted, sharp new comedy will have audiences questioning their ideas about sex.
Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and an impressive cast of Israeli top talent give bravura comic turns in Hunting Elephants, a bank heist caper and coming-of-age tale.
At the bank where his father works, 12-year-old Jonathan watches helplessly as his father succumbs to a sudden heart attack while testing a new high-tech security system. In a cruel double blow, the evil bank manager refuses to pay the father's pension. In the aftermath, widow Dorit leaves her son in the care of his cantankerous grandfather Eliyahu (Sasson Gabai) and mate Nick (Moni Moshonov), both former Zionist freedom fighters now barely existing in a nursing home. Guilt-ridden over his father's death, and mortified when his mother begins dating the bank manager out of financial desperation, Jonathan and the aging misfits hatch a plot to rob the bank that wronged his family. Joining the misadventure is Jonathan's great uncle, a disgraced British lord and frustrated actor (Stewart in a scene-stealing role).
Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, Hunting Elephants is a delightful concoction of jocular hijinks and tender moments sure to leave audiences smiling.
Part of the 11th JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival.
Hebrew and English with subtitles
A one-night-only benefit reading of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, reuniting director Scott Elliott and original cast members from the company's critically-acclaimed 2005 hit revival: Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn.
Hurlyburly depicts the addled lives of four Los Angeles men caught in love-hate relationships with Hollywood women, in a brutally comic reflection on the decade of decadence in the cocaine-and-sex infused Hollywood Hills in the mid-1980s.
This is Rebecca's life: she wakes up, eats a sensible breakfast, wraps herself in three layers, drives to the train station, commutes to her bookkeeping job in the city, watches the clock, goes home, cooks dinner for her domineering mother, watches TV, and falls asleep grieving for her dead dog. Every day is the same as the next until Rebecca's underachieving brother begs her to take care of her troubled niece—and she does what she always does—she lets it happen. In an unforgivingly bitter month, three generations of women with nothing in common, except a deeply buried ache, try to keep the cold away. Suzanne Heathcote's I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and Didn't Even Smile is a funny, poignant drama.
A modern-day retelling of Homer's classic tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles, told through the eyes of a single narrator whose gripping monologue captures both the heroism and horror of war. Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector, this powerful piece vividly drives home the timelessness of mankind's compulsion toward violence.
iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits on "America's Got Talent" and then took to the road, performing for awestruck crowds around the world. Now, iLuminate takes you on a fantastical journey in the latest production of their New York show, "Artist of Light," which tells the story of Jacob, a talented young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. He takes comfort in his magical paintbrush, which grants him the power to turn the characters of his imagination into living, breathing creatures.
When a jealous bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, turning Jacob 's sweet creations into horrifying monsters, he must face danger without the help of his miraculous tool. He fights to save his town and friends, all while knowing the paintbrush that brought him so much joy is now a weapon in the hands of a villain bent on destruction. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop to breaking and using the power of light. We invite you to join us for "Artist of Light," an original and wholly unforgettable theatrical experience!
The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit comedy with drinks and music - get your tickets early as this show sells out weekly! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy that was actually used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, THE IMBIBLE sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and - like any good bartender - keeps his guests laughing throughout the night! Tickets include three cocktails!
Important Hats of the Twentieth Century spins the rip-roaring tale of Sam Greevy, the hottest fashion designer in 1930's New York... that is, until rival Paul Roms starts releasing strange but popular pieces like "sweatshirts," "tracksuits" and "skater pants." When Greevy's minions break into Roms's shady operation, they make a startling discovery that could explain from where – or should we say from when? – these avant-garde ensembles are coming. Soon, this rivalry turns into a battle for the very future of humankind, and more importantly, fashion!
In an old wooden house by the shore of Lake Ontario in Canada, Louis battles with his elderly father, Don, whose decline into dementia is gradually robbing him of the ability to speak.
Into their lives comes Flora, the caregiver that Louis employs to look after Don. Flora, who is of Scottish heritage, understands that the 'nonsense' that Don speaks is fragmented Gaelic, opening up an ocean of revelations and buried family history spanning the Atlantic.
Celebrating the Centennial of Arthur Miller's birth, Incident at Vichy returns the work of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright to Signature for the first time since his 1997-98 Residency. In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape. Longtime Signature director Michael Wilson (Horton Foote's The Old Friends and The Orphans' Home Cycle) helms this haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil—and the shared humanity that might overcome it.
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, The City of Conversation), Incognito takes us into the last uncharted realm—the mind.
Could there be a better stage than The Muny for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's landmark Broadway musical Into The Woods? After two Broadway productions and countless worldwide editions, this hilarious, surprising and timely musical makes its Muny premiere! Into The Woods takes classic fairy tale characters (Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and more!) and sends them into the woods – at the same time! With a delicious score featuring the poignant "No One is Alone," "Agony," and "Last Midnight," this magical evening will put a lump in your throat and a smile on your face.
Mom found her soul-mate on Facebook, and he lives in Iowa. So Becca says goodbye to her beloved math teacher, bulimic best friend, neighborhood pony and her mildly deficient teenage life, and she follows her wayward mother to a new, uncharted beginning. But in this fanciful, absurdist, and intoxicating musical play from the imagination of Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond nothing can prepare them for what they'll find.
The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep.
The IRTE News Team is here to keep you informed of all of the late night happenings. Because the city never sleeps and neither does this improvised news show. You suggest it, we'll report it!
It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative.
Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block (Wicked) and Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek The Musical) help to make the season bright with a program of holiday favorites.
it's opening night of Peter Austin's (Matthew Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Martin Short), his fledgling producer (Katie Finneran), his erratic leading lady (Stockard Channing), his wunderkind director (Maulik Pancholy), an infamous drama critic (F. Murray Abraham), and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan (Micah Stock). It's alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender — reminding audiences why there's no business like show business. Thank God!
Based on the classic English fairytale, this fresh retelling of the Swedish Cottage original production takes Jack on an enchanting adventure up a magical beanstalk. In this starry new world, Jack encounters the notorious Giant, Milford, whose thieving ways have brought misfortune upon Jack and his mother. Determined to make life better for his family, Jack, with help from friends old and new, risks his life to take back what the Giant stole.
James Cotton (called Cotton by his friends) was born on the first day of July,1935, in Tunica, Mississippi. He was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters who grew up in the cotton fields working beside their mother, Hattie, and their father, Mose. On Sundays Mose was the preacher in the area's Baptist church. Cotton's earliest memories include his mother playing chicken and train sounds on her harmonica and for a few years he thought those were the only two sounds the little instrument made. His Christmas present one year was a harmonica, it cost 15 cents, and it wasn't long before he mastered the chicken and the train. King Biscuit Time, a 15-minute radio show, began broadcasting live on KFFA, a station just across the Mississippi River in Helena, Arkansas. The star of the show was the harmonica legend, Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller). The young Cotton pressed his little ear to the old radio speaker. He recognized the harmonica sound AND discovered something – the harp did more! Realizing this, a profound change came over him, and since that moment, Cotton and his harp have been inseparable – the love affair had begun. Soon he was able to play Sonny Boy's theme song from the radio show and, as he grew so did his repertoire of Sonny Boy's other songs. Mississippi summers are ghastly, the heat is unrelenting. He was too young to actually work in the cotton fields, so little Cotton would bring water to those who did. When it was time for him to take a break from his job, he would sit in the shadow of the plantation foreman's horse and play his harp. His music became a source of joy for his first audience. James Cotton's star began to shine brightly at a very early age.
Fresh from his Tony Award-winning, nightly show-stopping performance in as the beloved Genie in Disney's Aladdin, as well as Broadway performances in Memphis and Spelling Bee, James Monroe Iglehart makes his 54 Below debut with How the Heck Did I Get Here? James relives his obsession with being cool, getting girls and a becoming a star told through funny childhood stories and songs ranging from R&B, Hip-Hop, Gospel and Broadway (and maybe a country tune!). CBS New York says that "Iglehart's performance is a classic example of traditional song-and-dance Broadway brilliance. His charisma shines almost as bright as his smile, and he has created a genie that you never want to leave the stage. It's Iglehart's warmth that seems to leap off the stage and into the delighted hearts of lucky theatergoers of all ages, warmth that is so charming and so magnetic that it's almost palpable." Come see the "fun-loving, fast-talking, smooth-singing Genie" that all of Broadway is talking about!
Playwright Oscar Speace and his brother –- the sons of an American GI and his Romanian wife, Janka – enjoyed a normal life growing up in New Jersey in the 50's and 60's, unaware that their mother kept her own devastating family history in the dark. Not until after her death did they learn the existence of a 60-page handwritten letter Janka had sent to her uncle about the atrocities she and her Romanian Jewish family endured at the hands of the Nazis during the Second World War. All the more astonishing, Janka wrote the letter mere months after her own liberation from the camps, but chose never to speak of it again in her lifetime.
SubCulture is pleased to announce a new, monthly concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown's. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. Plus, there's always the possibility of some very special guests stopping by to join Jason.
A benefit concert for the Conservatory Theatre program. Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown will perform from the piano an evening of songs from his amazing canon of shows. Jason Robert Brown is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – an equally skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer – best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of his generation, including the recently revived The Last Five Years, his debut song cycle Songs for a New World, the 2014 Tony Award winning Bridges of Madison County and the upcoming Broadway production of Honeymoon In Vegas.
Presented in the newly created Write Act Repertory Theater in the heART of Times Square comes Jello Shots, a presentation of one act plays by young and talented directors and producers.
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical!
Jersey Boys is the Broadway musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide -- all before they were thirty. Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," among others.
Jersey Boys offers a limited number of Student Rush tickets per performance. Rush tickets are $27.00 each, cash only, and available at the box office on the day of the performance beginning at 10:00 AM. Two kinds of photo ID must be shown: a non-expired full time student ID, as well as a government issued photo ID, drivers license or passport. Limit 2 tickets per person per 30 day period. Tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Locations may be partial view.
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. It seems especially fitting that the first rock-opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent 60's, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge, and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
Little Buddy is a proud Tyrannosaurus Rex living happily in the Pteranodon family nest. But, what exactly makes Buddy a part of this family and just what will happen when he gets bigger and can't fit in the nest anymore? Buddy wants to know, so the Pteranodons decide to hop aboard the one and only Dinosaur Train and set off on an adventure. Utilizing lush projected backgrounds and vistas, magical special effects that fill the theater, a full sized replica of the Dinosaur Train, unique hybrid puppeteered costume characters, and an engaging live host, these Dinosaur pals and their adventures will truly seem larger than life.
The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching.
The first play of Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker's Signature residency, John features Georgia Engel and Lois Smith, and is directed by Baker's frequent collaborator, Obie Award-winner Sam Gold.
Come celebrate The Joy of Sax with 59E59 Theaters' favorite jazz virtuosos, Peter and Will Anderson!
For this limited engagement Peter and Will are joined by special guests, saxophone star Harry Allen, the incomparable Kenny Washington on drums, and the unique sound of Pat Bianchi on the legendary Hammond B-3 organ, in a heady jazz extravaganza of ballad, blues, bebop, big band, bossa nova and boogaloo!
Judith: A Parting From The Body by Howard Barker
The story of Judith is one of the great tales of female heroism and sexuality that has inspired artists in nearly every generation. In Barker's telling, the fatal encounter between Judith and Holofernes becomes a complex duel of seduction and deception and a compelling study of intense desire and the sometimes terrifying nature of love.
VINEGAR TOM by Caryl Churchill
A haunting play with seriously subversive intent – misogny, torture + songs. In a village in 17th century England three women are threatened with death for the practice of witchcraft. Vinegar Tom is a cabaret about hanging witches, with no witches.
If you missed Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli bring the house down at the London Palladium in 1964, you have another chance to see "Judy and Liza" perform live. Now in its fifth year, Judy and Liza Together Again! has been extended once more at Don't Tell Mama Cabaret. Internationally acclaimed entertainers Tommy Femia and Rick Skye bring the glamour, singing chops and plain old POW! to their portrayals of perhaps the most talented mother-daughter singing duo in all history. These Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) and Bistro Award-winning performers pull out all the stops -- singing classic solos, parodies and duets -- in a memorable tribute to unforgettable artists.
Matthew Cox's Kapow-i GoGo is an epic, three-part, live-action hybrid of Dragon Ball Z, Cyberpunk Space Operas, most of the Final Fantasies and every other after-school cartoon you watched in the mid-to-late '90s. It's a Geek Coast of Utopia. A Nerd Gatz. A Normal Person Season of House on Netflix. With cooler hair. And more robotic appendages and random encounters.
Kapow-i GoGo began as one of the most popular plays at The Flea Theater's #serials@theflea. For the PIT run, the show has been expanded and re-conceived into three totally new, separate evenings: Kapow-i GoGo Gooooo!, Kapow-i GoGo Z, and Kapow-i GoGo Returns; spanning three decades and following our plucky blue-haired fighter on her journey to collect all the legendary Hydra Crystals, to compete in the World's Ultimate Warrior Tournament, to far-flung future dystopias and fights with power-mad cybernetic generals, giant robots, mountain monsters and assorted other final bosses. And, of course, saving the princess.
Katie is timely and topical – blending entertainment, information and the stories of each day in a way that is engaging and compelling. On the show, Katie tackles a wide range of issues – some of them important, some of them just plain fun. She loves interacting with her audience, shedding some light on the things that matter most to them, and hopefully provide useful advice and solutions. All while having some fun along the way.
Katie broadcasts live in front of a studio audience every day from ABC's TV1 Studio in New York City. It is an interactive format, engaging guests before, during, and after the show. Katie is syndicated and distributed by Disney/ABC Domestic Television.