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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!
Relive the Drama! Relive the Drinking and Drugging! Relive the Sideburns! From Bob and Tobly McSmith, the creators of Bayside! The Musical, Full House! The Musical!, Katdashians! The Musical! and Showgirls! The Musical!, 90210! The Musical! answers all of the most dramatic questions: Can Brandon and Brenda be 90210 cool? Who would win the 1993 Sideburn Contest: Dylan McKay or Brandon Walsh?! Who dies at the Peach Pit?! Will Steve Sanders be eaten by a Sharknado?! Who has resting Brenda face?! IS ANDREA ZUCKERMAN POOR AS HELL?! Can Emily Valentine kick her crippling UE4A addiction in time to burn down the school?! Will Tori Spelling graduate?!
From the author of War Horse comes a full arsenal of live music, dance and visual hi jinx! Kneehigh and Emma Rice, the new Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, return to St. Ann's with 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted from the novella by Michael Morpurgo. This true tale of local townsfolk and the African American soldiers sent to rehearse the Normandy invasion from their shores explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. Seen through the lens of a little girl and her lost cat, 946 takes its title from the number of casualties sustained during these bungled maneuvers, a secret kept, until now, by the American and British governments.
Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party will kick off our season and we're really excited about it! This brilliantly observed comedy makes a perfect match for TBG's spontaneous approach. The play captures epic denial in London suburbia and even though penned in 1977, Leigh points out, "It still hits a nerve about the way we live."
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.
This one act play centers on two characters from Chekhov (Sonya Serebriakova from Uncle Vanya and Andrey Prozorov from Three Sisters) meeting in a café in Moscow in the 1920s. Joe Dowling, former artistic director of The Guthrie Theater, directs.
Aging Magician is an epic new opera-theater work that tells the story of Harold, an aging clockmaker near the end of his unusual life. A string quartet and Brooklyn Youth Chorus help Harold uncover his legacy as the New Victory stage is transformed into a living, breathing instrument. Creators Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter, New Vic 1999), Rinde Eckert, Paola Prestini and Mark Stewart bring together the worlds of music, theater, puppetry, instrument making and scenic design to paint this poignant allegory on time, youth and the peculiar magic of ordinary life, or perhaps, the ordinary magic of a peculiar life.
Faye Johnson is a high school English teacher and guidance counselor in a loving marriage. As she recounts her experiences with a favored student from her past, Faye slowly reveals the truth that is hidden just beneath the surface details of her life. All The Ways To Say I Love You is a solo play about love, hard choices, and the cost of fulfilling an all-consuming desire.
The Amazing Max bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectator's faces. "An awesome and hilarious live magic show" PBS Kids. "Max Darwin is indeed amazing " Time Out Kids. "His ability to astound is something to see" Huffington Post. This show is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families in town today.
The Fred Barton 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers are back to interpret the witty lyrics and complex musical styles of the Academy, Tony, Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winning composer and lyricist Frank Loesser. This renowned songwriter brought us the scores to the Broadway classics Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His contributions to the Great American Songbook include, "Luck be a Lady," "Heart and Soul," "I Believe in You," and "Baby, It's Cold Outside."
Celebrating Broadway and Hollywood's most dynamic and prolific songwriting duos. This Tony winning team brought us the classic musicals Cabaret and Chicago as well as cult classics like Kiss of the Spider Woman and Steel Pier. Enjoy the sultry melodies and sophisticated lyrics of songs such as "Willkommen," "All that Jazz," "Liza with a 'Z'," and "New York, New York."
Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker, who The New York Times has called "one of the freshest and most talented dramatists to emerge Off Broadway in the past decade," returns for the second production of her Signature residency with a world premiere play, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The Antipodes follows John, her insightful, funny and mysterious first play at Signature, which sold out an extended run and appeared on the Top 10 lists of The New York Times, New York Magazine and Time Magazine, among others.
The Art of Circus, Cirque-tacular's newest full length production, derives inspiration from visual art masterpieces that feature dance and circus, as well as world renowned painters, and the time periods and stories that birthed the world's most iconic images. Featuring thrilling acrobatics, world record holders, elite gymnasts, international recognized circus performers, an original score by 4 time ASCAP award winner, Jesse Elder (Postmodern Jukebox), live musicians, and contemporary musical arrangements corresponding to the major movements in art over the last 500 years, audiences will discover an acrobatic fantasy world that is at once familiar, unexpected, and timeless.
A man shares a bowl of berries, and a young woman falls in love. A world away, a mother prepares a bowl of soup to keep her son from leaving home. And a son cooks a meal for his dying father to say everything that words can't. In Julia Cho's poignant and lyrical new play, the making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language, and the medium through which life gradually reveals itself.
Austin, fresh out of his seventh rehab, is desperate to reunite with his wife and teenage daughter, determined to stay sober. But, he falls in love, inconveniently, with his rehab counselor, a young male gardener thirty years his junior.
Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q. Still, the neighbors seem nice. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the pervert), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends! Together, they 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.
It's 1967. A writer from bohemian Greenwich Village (to be played by Josh Radnor) commutes to Levittown to teach a creative writing class. His students discover the power of storytelling to alter their lives, and one special student (Elizabeth Reaser) – a kindred spirit? something more? – reawakens his own artistic impulses.
An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. A new musical based on the critically acclaimed screenplay which received 36 major international awards.
After playing to sell-out crowds in Dublin, Edinburgh and London, the cult hit show Bears in Space arrives in New York City with its acclaimed original cast. Two cosmonaut bears on a spaceship hurtle toward the impossibly distant limits of the universe while chased by villainous beings. An ethereal adventure that considers the perils and wonders of a journey across space and time to nowhere.
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."
Critically acclaimed Irish writer Conor McPherson adapts Daphne du Maurier's sensual and intriguing story, which was also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of the same title. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of mad attacking birds. They find temporary sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there's no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. When another refugee arrives with news of the outside world, paranoia takes hold of this makeshift fortress. An unsettling look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse.
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
In the spring of 1866 the Academy of Music burned down stranding a recently imported Parisian ballet troupe. When Niblo's Garden manager William Wheatley offered to integrate the ballet into a melodrama he'd acquired from playwright Charles M. Barras, the musical was born, running five hours long, including over a hundred performers, and featuring the most modern scenic technologies to date.
The Black Crook returns to its downtown roots to celebrate its 150th anniversary, marking the rumored birth of the American Musical. Rather than hundreds of performers, our reimagining requires little more than eight actor-musicians, including Randy Blair and Kate Weber, inhabiting dozens of roles, dancing a "grand ballet", and performing original music from the 1866 score.
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Don't miss Blue Man Group - enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation.
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Written and performed by Drew Droege, Bright Colors and Bold Patterns is a riotous new solo play that storms the stage with ferocity and wit. This production at Barrow Street Theatre is directed by Michael Urie.
When an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary, General Benajmin Butler is faced with an impossible moral dilemma - follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of US history?
Based on real-life events, Butler by Richard Strand premieres in New York following an acclaimed world premiere run in New Jersey.
In times of political unrest, must a man die for the greater good of the nation? The assassinations of Rome's great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York's acclaimed The Acting Company pairs Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with X, a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley (The House that Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Every Tongue Confess, On The Levee). Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment and retribution.
Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton, in the role he was born to play, leads a cast of six who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: Give My Regards To Broadway, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Magis Theatre Company brings Calderon's Two Dreams, a repertory performance of two classic works by Pedro Calderon de la Barca.
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
CasablancaBox is an exploration into the accidental nature of great art through the lens of the classic film Casablanca. Stories of risk, sacrifice, brilliance and accidents are told by actors who jump in and out of time, character, gender, style, tone, aesthetic and, most importantly, Casablanca. With an intricately woven multi-narrative script and video score, CasablancaBox is an imagined "making of" and an immersion into the glamour, war, censorship, sexism, racism, addiction and refugee crisis of 1940s' Hollywood.
In this irreverent new genre-bending piece, theatre makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. This hybrid art-theatre work instigates an exploration into the nature of authority and authenticity, inviting you to navigate the labyrinthine relationships between truth and perception, illusionary art and real jeopardy.
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.
PostScriptum is a unique, intimate play based on original text from Chekhov's timeless classics: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and Three Sisters,created by the iconic, internationally acclaimed Moscow Art Theater director Adolf Shapiro - in one act, in English.
The mine collapses. A young miner is expelled from the coalmine in which he works. His only chance to keep working for the mining company is to head for the area of Chiflón de Diablo, the area known as one of the most dangerous places a miner can work in Chile. Based in part on the story El Chiflón del Diablo by Baldomero Lillo, a distinguished Chilean author, as well as research on the mining town of Lota in Chile, El Silencio del Carbón is a hauntingly beautiful, non-vocal marionette work that connects deeply with a broad family audience.
Chix 6 is a modern pop/rock musical about a 25 year old female comic book artist who learns to love herself and re-connect to her dreams when her own super heroine creations come to life. In collaboration with UNESCO, this production travels the world to engage youth with issues of empowerment for young women.
From the streets of Bangladesh to the stages of London, follow the life of a young man who was born the son of a cook but dreams of becoming a dancer. An autobiographical solo dance piece created by Akram Khan, one of Britain's most celebrated choreographers, Chotto Desh uses contemporary dance, humorous text and an evocative score to create a visually compelling, cross-cultural story about the struggle of being "other." At turns intimate and epic, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in a modern world.
A lively musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale. Follow along with Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by four ghosts; his old business partner Marley, the ghost of Christmas past, present and future. See what happens when he gets a glimpse of his own future if he doesn't change his life. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? Find out by joining us for this special holiday show with a story so warm it will melt the cold heart of even the grumpiest Scrooge!
In A Class Act, when a major chemical company pours cancer-causing waste into the water supply, a high-powered law firm brings a class action lawsuit on behalf of the thousands of people affected. Who wins? Who loses? Who makes millions whether they win or lose? Which lawyers battle the best... or the worst? Does the ordinary person ever realize justice in the end?
A new work by celebrated experimental playwright Eric Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan.
This dramatic portrait depicts the artistic relationship between two of the twentieth century's greatest artists. It captures an historic art-world moment as the iconic Pop artist Andy Warhol and the Neo-expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basquiat attempt to navigate the perilous terrain of art and fame while collaborating on a joint series of paintings for their New York City gallery exhibition.
The streets are full of protest. Economic inequality strains the social fabric. Debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust. It's election year in Rome, 493 B.C.E. As unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion, the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest. But beneath this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness. This visceral new production will spark an electric dramatic dialogue between actors and audiences.
Cost of Living is the story of four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires over-worked Jess, a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Majok's play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies — abled and disabled — meet each other.
In the world of Crashlight, tens of millions of people in a dystopian/Orwell-esque future have only three minutes of sunlight a day. This small amount of light is controlled by a fascist dictator, Marcus Pressi; a master of propaganda, a master of power and control by censorship. Rian, an illegal violin maker in the dark leaves her home and two sisters after discovering that "someone in the sky hides the light away." With courage, she disguises herself as the enemy in an attempt to reveal a beautiful freedom to those who don't even know one exists. Her original story and never before heard music expresses our capacity as people to desire truth and the divine power of communication through music.
This romantic comedy follows Bobby Child who works as a banker for his overbearing mother but dreams of dancing with the most popular show in New York City, Zangler's Follies. After a failed audition, his mother sends him to Deadrock, Nevada to forclose on a rundown theater. There he meets Polly Baker, who, unbeknownst to him, is the daughter of the theater's owner and she has vowed to get even with Bobby if she ever meets him. Bobby falls in love with her instantly and hatches a plan to save the theater.
Live arts. Up close. Culturemart is the annual festival of hybrid works in progress coming out of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), where process becomes the focus. Beautifully produced, yet still in development, Culturemart provides a platform for current and often a few former Resident Artists to blur the boundaries between dance, theater, music, new media, puppetry and visual art, melding these forms to support their adventurous visions. This year's program will feature 12 workshop performances spanning genres as varied as surreal object-theater, cinematic music-theater, immersive historical theater and everything in-between.
DakhaBrakha returns, by popular demand, after a sold-out 2016 performance! This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet to released album as well as old favorites. Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha's hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkin, African, Jazz and R&B.
Come for the show, stay for the woe" is the motto of the morbid circus at the center of the French puppet company Stereoptik. In this sad circus the catastrophes pile up, one after the other. The trapezist crashes to the ground; the animal trainer is devoured by his lion; the human cannonball never returns from outer space. Luckily, there's a clumsy juggler to breathe a little color into the proceedings. If the circus is dark, the tone is light. Music and images accompany the action, and the story is laced with poetic moments and a healthy dose of irony. The visual magic of the theater meets the childlike wonder of the circus. For family audiences.
Set at the beginning of the semester at State University. Seniors Elizabeth, Alyssa, Matt and John are faced with decisions that will impact the rest of their lives. Dark Sunshine takes us on a glimpse into their lives to see how they handle the pressures of dealing with their present while trying to decide what happens in their future.
A Day by the Sea is a warm, human and often humorous depiction of the "crisis" of middle age. Julian Anson, a once-promising Foreign Service employee, confronts professional disappointment and personal failure while picnicking along the English seaside. Jolted into the realization that maybe it's not too late—he seizes an opportunity to correct his past mistakes and start fresh—but will the results be any different?
At a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity and to live passionately. Academy Award-winner Tom Schulman adapts his own screenplay for this much-anticipated production.
A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick. Dragons roam a flat earth. The last Black man in the whole entire world dies again. And again. Careening through memory and language, Parks explores and explodes archetypes of Black America with piercing insight and raucous comedy. A riotous theatrical event, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World hums with the heartbeat of improvisational jazz.
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!
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.
The theater is wheelchair accessible.
In the darkest hour of the night, surrender your heart to call the light.
Two halves of a soul hunt through a hall of records. A librarian breaks the seal of a mysterious archive. A teacher and her class prepare the pageant to end all pageants.
Duat conjures a spell of disintegration, transformation and three parts. A little bit vaudeville, a little bit rock and soul.
Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work. From Lucy Prebble, "one of the UK's hottest new playwrights" (The Telegraph), The Effect takes on our pill-popping culture with humor and scintillating drama.
Elephant Gerald is a careful, formally-attired worrywart. Piggie is a perky, smiley bundle of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, a musical adaptation of Mo Willems's best-selling children's books, Elephant and Piggie are BFFs. The two sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense, facing fundamental questions like: What do you wear to a fancy costume pool party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, Elephant and Piggie will have you giggling out loud in this romp of a musical!
Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen. Emma Woodhouse is one of Jane Austen's most delightful heroines, an effervescent ingénue whose matchmaking mischief inevitably misfires. Obsessed with romance but clueless about her own feelings, Emma navigates the course of true love with a generous heart and an indomitable spirit. A record-breaking success in earlier productions in California, Cincinnati and St. Louis, this funny, irresistible musical features a glorious score by the Tony Award-nominated composer of Jane Eyre and Daddy Long Legs.
An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic and a well-intentioned simpleton walk into a bar... Broken and deeply flawed, they find their lives irreversibly entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. The End of Longing is a bittersweet comedy that proves that broken people don't need to stay broken.
You have to wonder if Henrik Ibsen could have ever predicted his masterful play An Enemy of the People, would be more timely 132 years after its premiere. The play asks searing, fundamental questions—What happens when a democratic majority chooses unwisely? How can we best face the extraordinary challenges coming our way?
Experimental theater collective Istijmam from Algeria will present Et'Teffeh/The Apples by the Algerian director and playwright Abdelkader Alloula, who was assassinated in 1994. The play is performed by a trio led by the playwright's daughter, Rihab Alloula, and bears witness to Algeria's shadowed past and complex present. This production is part of a month long tour to the US with underwriting from Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who The New York Times calls "one of this country's most original and illuminating writers," comes back to Signature for the second production of his residency with the world premiere of Everybody. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, this modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language promises to be just as unique as Gloria, An Octoroon and the award-winning Signature production of Appropriate.
We're thrilled to close out our season with Lisa Loomer's award-winning comedy Expecting Isabel. A Pulitzer finalist, Lisa has written a heart-warming story of a middle-aged woman who desperately seeks to have a child and runs into all sorts of formidable obstacles. Seth Barrish, director of Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes and Martin Moran's All the Rage will oversee the production.
Recently celebrating 20,000 performances in NYC- The romantic, funny "boy meets girl" tale, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow El Gallo as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, followed by pain and disillusionment. Ultimately, the boy and girl find their way back home and to one another. The score, which includes "Try To Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," is as timeless as the story itself. The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances!
The groundbreaking 1947 musical Finian's Rainbow follows an Irishman who steals a feisty leprechaun's pot of gold and escapes with his daughter, Sharon, to Missitucky, a mythical region in the United States that is part of the Jim Crow South. The daughter and the sprite each find romance with others, but also encounter bigotry, economic disparity and cultural injustice. The score is spiked with such popular show tunes as "Old Devil Moon," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" and "Look to the Rainbow," plus spicy comic and satiric songs such as "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love," and "When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich."
What is a progressive politic? Look no further than Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Fiorello!. A big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. This charming production has music and lyrics by Tony Award-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler On The Roof, She Loves Me) and book by Tony Award and Drama Desk-Winner George Abbott (The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees) and Jerome Weidman (Tenderloin).
The Norwegian company Grusomhetens will perform the work of Norway's native son Henrik Ibsen when it presents Fjeldfuglen (The Mountain Bird), an 1859 opera with libretto by Ibsen.
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.
Obsession, Desire and Ambition explored through the eyes of a madman. Based on the Gothic Horror Classic by Mary Shelley, brought to life with steampunk flair, this new musical follows the ill-fate life of an ambitious Dr. Frankenstein who creates a monster and is forced to face the monster within. Hailed as one of the first Science-fiction novels in 1818 the story is just as relevant today. Frankenstein features a score by Michael Sgouros with a live chamber ensemble.
DON'T MISS FUERZA BRUTA – MUST CLOSE AUGUST 28! Celebrating 11 years worldwide, Fuerza Bruta is an uninhibited and unforgettable show you have to see to believe! This theatrical thrill ride combines euphoria-inducing live music and breathtaking aerial displays in a performance that's as exhilarating as it is addictive. Flood your senses and experience the "sexy, heart-pounding fantasy" (Daily News) of Fuerza Bruta.
In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O'Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. Raw, surprising, and funny, this world premiere from the fast-rising author of Kill Floor is about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment.
Funny Face is a 1927 musical by George and Ira Gershwin. It opened on November 22, 1927, and starred Fred Astaire and his sister Adele. Songs include 'S Wonderful; My One and Only; He Loves and She Loves; The Babbitt and the Bromide; Let's Kiss and Make Up; and High Hat.
Tony-winning writer and director Richard Nelson returns to The Public this fall with the next play in his new three-play cycle, The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family. The second play, What Did You Expect?, brings us back to the kitchen of the Gabriel family, with the country now in the midst of the general election for president. In the course of one evening in the house they grew up in, history (both theirs and our country's), money, politics, family, art and culture are chopped up and mixed together, while a meal is made around the kitchen table.
In the exquisitely moving finale of his three-play cycle, Tony-winning writer and director Richard Nelson brings us back into the Rhinebeck kitchen of the Gabriel family as they await the results of the Presidential Election on November 8, 2016. Women of a Certain Age takes place in the course of a single night, eight months after we first meet the Gabriels. Patricia, the family matriarch, joins her children and daughters-in-law as they prepare a meal from the past and consider the future of their country, town and home. Paying tribute to the difficult year behind them, the Gabriels compare notes on the search for empathy and authenticity at a time when the game seems rigged and the rules are forever changing.
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!
Love and betrayal are no strangers to Divine, the cross-dressing gay prostitute at the heart of Jean Genet's 1943 novel, Our Lady of the Flowers. Her story of forsaken desire collides with the 21st century confessional video blog of a real-life porn star in Genet Porno, a psychosexual melodrama that exposes our contemporary culture of narcissism and the consequences of blurring our public and private lives in an epic emotional journey from light into darkness.
Tony winner Harvey Fierstein takes the stage this spring in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tony Award nominee Martin Sherman. Directed by Tony Award nominee Sean Mathias, Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London, who meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life.
A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story that reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement, celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream.
Alone in a barren paradise, God the Father struggles with dementia as he tries to manage his divine office. While juggling an unending flow of prayer requests, he uncovers an ancient secret he'd rather remain forgotten: what happened to the Mother Goddess who once shared his heavenly throne?
Nominated for TWO Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Musical Revival and Outstanding Musical Direction (Bryna Wasserman and Motl Didner)
Join the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene this Summer for a remount of the NY Times Critics' Pick The Golden Bride. One of the most-popular operettas of the Roaring Twenties, this fully-restored charming Golden Age romantic comedy, was brought back for the first time in 70 years this past winter. In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles.
The world premiere of Jeff Talbott's new play The Gravedigger's Lullaby.
A struggle that is greatly influencing and impacting the people of this nation today: Green Card - A New Musical is bringing a new and refreshing perspective of the trials and tribulations of immigration to its awaiting audiences. Han, a South Korean born failing artist living in Harlem is fighting for his chance at the American Dream; only he isn't an American citizen. After meeting Mia, a spunky aspiring singer with her own skeletons to hide, they both come up with an ultimatum – the exchange of money for a fake marriage to help Han gain his citizenship. Along this crazy ride, Han and Mia are followed by Han's South Korean girlfriend, Mia's criminal ex-boyfriend, and the suspicious Immigration officer who refuses to leave them alone.
Gregorian portrays one family's journey through the bloodiest century in human history as four generations discover the gravity of a name passed from father to son. Beginning with the Gregorian family's own tragic roots in the Armenian Genocide, through the rise of the Nazi Party, across the killing fields of Cambodia, and the continuing crisis in Africa, they do all they can to hold on to heritage, history, and hope.
Windmill Theatre Co (Pinocchio, New Vic 2015) returns with Grug and the Rainbow, an all new colorful tale based on Ted Prior's celebrated series of picture books. Grug, with the help of his friends Cara the carpet snake and Snoot the echidna, sets off on a quest to capture a rainbow that he can call his very own. Set to the musical musings of DJ TR!P (Plop!, New Vic 2012), and featuring playful puppetry and imaginative storytelling, Grug and his mates embark on a fun-filled adventure, landing themselves in a host of hilarious situations.
H.O.M.E (Habitat of Meta-Humans Enterprise), a new play written by Angélica Rivera and Mar Z. Tran. H.O.M.E (Habitat of Meta-Humans Enterprise) opens at The Ohio Theater, Thursday August 18th at 8pm. Produced by The Unity Theater Company of New York City. Directed by Daniel Echevarria.
We follow the story of six young people in a re-imagined universe where teenagers develop super powers. Navigating their comfortable lives in the Habitat of Meta-Humans Enterprise (H.O.M.E), a facility created by the government to rehabilitate and incarcerate those people who have illegally used their super powers. However when Adam, an immortal arrives at the facility, they begin to rethink their place in society. As the group becomes acquainted with Adam, they begin to fully realize the potential of their abilities.
Will they use their abilities impact political corruption and the war, or will they use these powers to seek revenge against the society that oppressed them?
The Public Theater's mobile unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare's Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit's unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit, and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.
Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things—finding his real mother, and playing the famous gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of his mother the queen. Hamlet In Bed is a twisty and darkly comic story about mothers and sons--about what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now—and about families—the ones we're born into, and the ones we find along the way.
Happy 50ish! is a musical comedy that revolves around Bob's surprise birthday party. As he turns the big five-0, he learns to laugh and make fun of all the things that inevitably come with age. He's arrived early for his party, his wife is running late, and there's a backyard full of party guests. While reading his birthday cards aloud, he learns that turning 50 magnifies the unintended and hilarious realities of middle age.
Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Buried up to her waist and sinking into the earth, Winnie is considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, an endlessly fascinating spirit of buoyant resourcefulness and unassuming grace in the face of inevitable oblivion. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, compassionate and ferocious, this extraordinary Happy Days originated at Yale Repertory Theatre directed by James Bundy, artistic director.
Award winning comedian/magician, Harrison Greenbaum brings us on an adults-only, gut-busting, jaw-dropping ride through both the hilarious and unusual. Greenbaum tackles a range of subjects from Snuggies to the Bible, creating laughter and astonishment at every turn. Age 16 +
In the basement of a small evangelical church in Southeastern Idaho, a group of young missionaries is preparing to go to the Middle East. One of them—a young man who has recently lost his father—has bought a one-way ticket. But his plans are complicated when his estranged sister returns home and makes it her mission to keep him there.
Hoi Polloi has music, lyrics and libretto by Noel Coward. It was planned for production in 1949. Some of its songs were subsequently used in Coward's Ace of Clubs and Sail Away. We are honored that Musicals Tonight has been selected to offer this world premiere with an adaptation by Barry Day, OBE.
"Love is love" – but is navigating it any less complicated today? What does it mean to be in a committed relationship? Is monogamy just monotony? Told through interweaving glimpses into the life of an everyday couple unexpectedly confronted by a vicious crime, Homos, Or Everyone In America is a fearless, funny, heart-on- its-sleeve examination of the moments that can bring two people together – or pull them apart.
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.
Visit India's red light district and meet the eunuch, priest, pimp, mother and daughter who call it home. A fun and poignant look at the exotic, dangerous life of Mumbai's real-life brothels and why they exist. Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a testament to survival and pride. A mother's gift to her only daughter. Memoirs of Geisha meets Slumdog Millionaire meets Indian epic Mahabharata in this dark tale of pursuit of truth in modern day Mumbai.
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.
I Can Get It for You Wholesale is a 1962 musical that marked the Broadway debut of 19-year-old Barbra Streisand, who was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.
The story is set in the New York City Garment District in 1937, during the Great Depression, and the songs utilize traditional Jewish harmonies evocative of the setting and the period of the show. Harry Bogen is an ambitious, unscrupulous young businessman in the 1930s New York City garment industry. He will stop at nothing to get to the top: he lies to his mother and his girlfriend, Ruthie Rivkin, who try to help him become a better person, but he embezzles company funds from Apex Modes and betrays his friends and partners. Harry leaves Ruthie to take up with Martha Mills, a dancer in Club Rio Rhumba, but when he loses his friends and goes bankrupt, his mother and Ruthie stand by him.
In July of 2000, immediately following the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at Camp David, three adult siblings and their families gather in a suburb of DC for their father, Lou's, 75th birthday. Middle son Michael, a Jewish studies professor, has recently finished the manuscript he hopes will push him into tenure. Dedicated to his father, a Jewish WWII veteran, the book argues an incendiary point about American Jews, Israel, and the Holocaust – but Lou hasn't said a word about it, leaving Michael uneasy. And as the visit continues, it becomes clear that Lou isn't the only member of the family leaving things unspoken. Money, marriage, and career pressures bear down, quickly turning familial responsibility into resentment. With deep sensitivity and dark humor, If I Forget focuses an unwavering gaze on the personal politics of family, heritage, and history – and the scars and legacies they leave behind.
Il Divo performs at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, September 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 13 at 10am.
Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate brings you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, Latin, and breaking, all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, fun audience-interactive games and high-tech effects, iLuminate delivers this unique dance-in-the-dark event.
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!
A spectacular new fusion of Chinese martial arts and jaw-dropping acrobatics, accompanied by an all-female percussion ensemble.
Expect to see adrenalin-packed stunts, traditional weaponry, incredible feats of human endurance, and stunning costumes. Immortal Chi is a feast for the senses that brings the ancient traditions and rich theatrical history of China to life with a rousing 21st century twist.
The implications of one man's life choices seem non-consequential until his wife dies and he attempts to reconnect with his three adult children.
Implications of Cohabitation tells the story of an old-fashioned Ecuadorian father, Nelson, who after the death of his wife, wants to get reacquainted with his 3 adult children by inviting himself to live with each of them, one at a time, leading to wacky cohabiting situations that reveal past family wounds.
Matters do not go smoothly as Nelson seeks to reconnect with the estranged middle child, Sara, his daughter from an extra-marital affair with Carmen, whom he has not seen in twenty years.
A heart felt comedy, and coming of age story for Nelson, that examines the life of one man's choices, how these choices inevitably affected his kids, and the redemption that can come from accepting the reality of our own humanity and the weakness associated with it.
In Straight Up Magic, Jason Bishop infuses old school tricks with new school stagecraft in a virtuosic performance of skill, from stunning sleight of hand and "close-up" magic to dazzling, full-stage illusions. The only illusionist in the U.S. to tour the rare Double Levitation, Plasma Illusion and Op-Art—all of which will be featured in Straight Up Magic—Jason Bishop will perform the Walking through a Brick Wall and Cage Levitation feats, among others.
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.
A world-premiere production from the Meta-Phys Ed Theater and directed by Jesse Freedman, blending masks and commedia del arte with pop culture and politics based on Christopher Marlowe's 16th-century drama Jew Vs. Malta mixed with samples by Kanye West.
In an evening that encompasses a personal and rarified experience of moving to and living in New York City, John Epperson - the real person behind Lypsinka - will take the stage in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka for four nights only at Joe's Pub at The Public. Directed by Jay Rogers with a nod to the urbane cabaret style of Bobby Short, Epperson's evening embraces classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a few surprises. The entertainer, aka The Goddess of Showbiz Lypsinka, commands the piano and stage with a musical journey that weaves together Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, Jule Styne, Kay Thompson, Kander & Ebb, Comden & Green, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and transgender icon Christine Jorgenson.
One of Iran's most beloved artists and the preeminent ambassador of Persian music, Kayhan Kalhor is a soulful master of the kamancheh, the Persian spiked fiddle. Widely known for his stirring improvisations, exquisite compositions, and extensive collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov, Ghazal Ensemble, and many orchestras around the world, Kayhan has popularized Persian music in the West and is a creative force in today's international music scene. Guest artists to be announced.
Kidnap Road by Catherine Filloux is a two-person theatrical imagining of the story of former Colombian senator and anti-corruption activist Íngrid Betancourt's captivity.
Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they're each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?
Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they're each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?
Stephen Adly Guirgis' play The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, directed by Estelle Parsons and performed by members of The Actors Studio, will be revived as part of the Studio's 70th anniversary celebration.
Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.
Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son's American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Tony Taccone, directs this incendiary new show from one the most provocatively hilarious satirists in American theater.
Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding? Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval. From the darkly funny writer of Bachelorette, The Layover asks the question: Can you ever really get to know somebody when you're hiding so much yourself?
Nate Martin is hopelessly single. When his most recent breakup, another in a lifelong string of ill-fated matches, casts him into a funk, he turns to the only source of wisdom he trusts: the stars. Poring over astrological charts, he obsessively questions his past and his place in the cosmos. But in Adam Bock's disarming new play, the answer he receives, when it comes, is shockingly obvious – and totally unpredictable.
Linda Wilde has it all. She's an award-winning senior executive as well as a busy wife and mother. But when she pitches a revolutionary concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age, she finds herself fighting for her own relevance as every part of her carefully considered life starts to show cracks. MTC is proud to present this timely, moving, and fiercely funny new play by Penelope Skinner (this season's acclaimed The Ruins of Civilization) in the American premiere directed by MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow.
The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all.
New York's undisputed queen of the underground, Penny Arcade, is back in the City after touring Europe and Australia with Longing Lasts Longer, "a rampage through opinions and themes garnered over four decades spent perched on society's edge."(The Australian) Blending her signature stand-up comedy and memoir with a live mixed soundtrack, Arcade critiques the suburbanization of New York City, turning the Big Apple into the Big Cupcake, and the city that never sleeps into the city that can't wake up. She mourns "the good old days" and celebrates the city's remaining dark corners and the spirit of individuality that still draws people to New York.
Louisiana Purchase is a 1940 musical by Irving Berlin that is set in New Orleans, and satirizes then-Louisiana Governor Huey Long.
An honest U.S. senator travels to Louisiana to investigate corruption in the Louisiana Purchase Company; the company's lawyer attempts to divert him via the attentions of two beautiful women, but the senator maintains his integrity and ends up marrying one of them.
It's the late 1960s in a north London flat, and Henry is excitedly anticipating the arrival of his date, Sandra. The night changes course when Sandra and Henry's brother Kenneth quickly realize how much they have in common—their love of Rock and Roll and their love of marijuana, for starters. A fiery relationship is sparked in the haze of the 60s, and charred by today's brutal realities. Fast forward twenty-three years, and the economy and politics of an ever-changing world are wearing on the marriage of this baby boomer couple. Can they remain faithful to each other while trying to provide a loving and supportive home for their children—children who are growing up in a time when the next generation is not always provided for? Spanning more than four decades, this dark comedy is the story of what happens when the free-loving teens of the 60s face the harsh realities of today's world. From passion to paranoia, Love, Love, Love takes on the baby boomer generation as it retires, and finds it full of trouble.
Lucky Cheng's is the Drag Queen Capital of the Universe.
Outrageous drag queens serve up dinner and a show, featuring interactive cabaret, comedy, and karaoke at the infamous Lucky Cheng's Restaurant. The drag staff turns up the fun as your bartenders, waitresses and performers. After a 19 years run at its downtown location, the dinner show moved on up to its new Times Square Theater District location in the fall of 2012.
Ginned-up dame Madame La Gimp sells yesterday's news up and down Broadway. When her street-wise friends, led by Dave the Dude, learn that her estranged daughter is coming for a visit— with her Spanish nobleman fiancé in tow — they transform this washed-up woman into a lady for the day, with her fellow street hustlers and vagabonds taking on the roles of society swells. This classic Runyon story foxtrots to the 59E59 stage in a Prohibition era-inspired new musical.
A darkly comedic puppet musical inspired by true events, Made in China is a fantastical exploration of human rights, consumerism and morality as told through the unlikely love story between an odd middle-aged American woman and her Chinese ex-pat neighbor. Made in China features 30 puppets, seven puppeteers, music inspired by both American and Chinese traditions, and animated video.
Leonard Bernstein, one of America's greatest musicians, broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world's musical ambassador. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star…for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist. In Maestro, Hershey Felder combines narrative with Leonard Bernstein's music and the music of Beethoven, Wagner, Mahler, Copeland and others to bring to life the man the entire world knew as "Lenny."
David, recently retired, mourning the loss of his young son, revisits Mr. McKinley in Alaska, a mountain he sumitted at age 25. He's not climbing this visit. Instead he is guiding a group of Japanese honeymooners who hope to conceive a child under the spell of the Northern Lights.
A huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar-playing and swing to gospel music. Tharpe was the queen of 'race records' in the 30's and 40's, a woman who played guitar as passionately as Clapton, who performed mornings at churches and evenings at the Cotton Club, who was a big enough star to fill a baseball stadium for her third wedding, but ended up buried in an unmarked grave in Philadelphia. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégé, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.
The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton-candied colored musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet "The Wonderettes", four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. Audiences experience their lives and loves from prom night to their ten year reunion as told through more than twenty chart topping hits of the era!
In a small tea shop in South Africa, two black men and a young white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe. Winner of the Drama Desk and London Evening Standard Awards for Best Play, "Master Harold" ... and the boys reveals the profound personal consequences of oppression.
In this tale of irrepressible lust, impossible purity, and infuriating hypocrisy, Godwin sees a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies—a tensely diverse world in which incompatible values collide and expose the tenuous boundary between order and anarchy.
Set in a modern day playground, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tamilla Woodard, riffs on the culture of uber celebrity, where Oberon and Tatiana are the Kanye and Kim of the fairy world. As they argue, their immense celebrity and power creates a hysterical ripple effect in the mortal world.
Colombian troupe Vueltas Bravas presents an international production of August Strindberg's Miss Julie with actors from South America and the U.S.
Molasses in January is a new original musical play for all ages. There are fun filled musical numbers, dance fights and light explosions. The Best of Off Broadway musicals. Spanning from 1914 to 1919, we see Anna, our protagonist, struggling to raise her two children in a world caught in turmoil from terrorist's bombings, union strikes and a molasses tank explosion. Molasses in January, makes us laugh and cry, reminding us that "life can change in a moment".
This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit abundant in Mother Africa: My Home, a circus spectacular set in Cape Town's largest township, Khayelitsha. Daring acrobats, jubilant dancers and mind-bending contortionists fill the New Victory stage when the sensational Drama Desk-nominated Circus der Sinne (Mother Africa, New Vic 2013) returns to NYC with electrifying live music and feats of extraordinary strength and dazzling skill. With performers representing African nations from Tanzania, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, to South Africa and Ivory Coast, this radiantly rhythmic production exudes a palpable zest for life that will have the whole family on the edge of their seats—or, better yet, dancing in the aisles!
A few years ago, quite suddenly, I thought of something.
An implausible story about a mouse.
Since then, whenever starting a new show, faced with the empty page and the endless possibility and the looming deadline I have tried and failed to find a way of telling that particular story. Every structural gambit or presentational conceit feeling both oddly insufficient and insufficiently odd. And so, every time, eventually, I've abandoned the mouse and I've moved on. I've had a different idea, for a different story and I've written a different show.
This time was no different, again I wanted to tell that story and again I didn't know how.
And then, quite suddenly, I thought of something else.
Something equally unlikely.
An implausible story about a phone call.
And here we are.
In the small town of Stillwater, Mr. and Mrs. Popper are pleasant, practical, predictable people. But when a package for the Poppers produces a penguin, chaos waddles into their lives! Soon, the Poppers open their home and hearts to not one, not two, but to a bunch of boisterous black and white birds! With catchy songs and penguin puppets aplenty, Mr. Popper's Penguins, a brand new musical adapted for the stage by Pins and Needles Productions, will have you chirping with cheer!
Mr. Wonderful is a 1956 musical that was written specifically to showcase the talents of Sammy Davis, Jr., and Chita Rivera.
The plot focuses on night club entertainer Charlie Welch's and his personal and show business struggles.- being black in a "white world."
The mob just made a hit but everyone is going to live to talk about it, and talking they are because, when the "boys" get together it's murder! Join us for a private audience with the Don, maybe he'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Mingle with mobsters and molls, meet the new "Boss of Bosses", break bread and heads with wiseguys and Mafia princesses. Sure you'll be rubbing elbows with goodfellas and ducking bullets over Broadway but it won't stop the fun! Eat, Drink, Dance, and be Merry, for tonight you could die...laughing!
The two and a half hour interactive comedy mystery features a three course sit down dinner and dancing . "Fuhgeddaboudit" !! You even have the chance to solve the case and win some prizes. Seven prizes in every performance including "Academy Awards" for the best actor & actress chosen from the audience.
In the third chapter of the Big Gay Italian trilogy. Wilkinson's character is approaching his 40's and is faced with the challenges of balancing his now very successful weight loss company with past and present gay relationships. Fun familiar characters and some new ones come together to join him on his journey in another outrageous comedy of errors.
In Naked Boys Singing!, each of the six boys performs a solo tune that celebrates the male anatomy with playful wit and unabashed explicitness. Whether extolling the anxiety of a high school locker room or the celebrating the joys of performing in the buff, every penile synonym known to man is referenced in the show. The boys also perform together in ensemble pieces that get crowds roaring.
The women of the Muscolino family have lived for years under the frightening temper of their husband and father. All are desperate for a life beyond their four walls, hiding dreams, loves, and longings. But when an accidental tragedy rocks the neighborhood, the family's plans are put on hold. The women fight to find their voices and struggle to hold on to them and to each other. Napoli, Brooklyn is a play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness in 1960s Brooklyn.
In August 1831, Nat Turner led a slave uprising that shook the conscience of the nation. Turner's startling account of his prophecy and the insurrection was recorded and published by attorney Thomas R. Gray. NYTW 2050 Fellow Nathan Alan Davis makes his New York debut with a timely new play that imagines Turner's final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Virginia, as he is revisited by Gray and they reckon with what has passed and what the dawn will bring. Woven with vivid imagery and indelible lyricism, Nat Turner in Jerusalem examines the power of an individual's resolute convictions and their seismic reverberations through time.
"The generous breadth of taste shown by New York Theatre Ballet and its [Legends & Visionaries] series is good for New York's whole dance scene." – The New York Times
Over the last 30 years, NYTB's Once Upon a Ballet series has introduced thousands of youngsters in New York City and around the country to the world of ballet and dance, fostering their knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts and building audiences of the future.
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!
No one in the news is safe! The Drama Desk nominated musical revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. With songs and material being updated on a regular basis, composer-lyricist (Drama Desk Nominee) Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof!
BAM's Next Wave Festival has permanently changed the artistic landscape, featuring breakout performances and landmark productions. Using a name that plays on the New Wave in French cinema, BAM president and executive producer Harvey Lichtenstein launched a series entitled "The Next Wave/New Masters" in November 1981 with four productions: three dance works, plus Philip Glass' new opera Satyagraha. A more ambitious program followed in 1982, including a two-evening performance work by Laurie Anderson entitled United States: Parts I-IV.
The success of these first two years helped propel a bolder and riskier program in the years to come—one that has defined BAM and an entire generation of artists. Current Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo was the producing director of the Next Wave in its inception and continues to spearhead BAM's adventurous programming roster with emerging and established artists, including Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Robert Wilson, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, and Lev Dodin.
Ventriloquism for a new generation… edgy, outrageous, and off the charts! Direct from her run at The Criterion Theatre in London's West End, Nina Conti, Britain's voice-throwing queen, leaves the crowd speechless without even opening her mouth. Using face masks to turn her audience members into live puppets, Nina creates a hilarious new show nightly.
At the end of WWII, Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, finds himself alone and far away from home when he meets the mysterious Mr. H, a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. Fast friends, they set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger and uncertainty to return the young boy to his family. Delicate piano music and dreamlike stage effects help tell this dramatic story of two survivors who become each other's ally, protector and confidant. Inspired by a true story, Nivelli's War is a vivid and moving theatrical account of an incredible journey and magical friendship.
Fusion Theatre, set up by award winning Irish Actress/Singer Eilin O'Dea, has the objective of re-visiting and adapting classical plays, obliterating pre-conceived boundaries between theatre and music and presenting both theatre lovers and opera fans with a theatrical experience where both genres are seamlessly merged. Fusion Theatre is thrilled to begin its journey with Sartre's masterpiece where audiences are promised a novel and groundbreaking interpretation of No Exit. Working with an experienced Broadway cast of actors as well as Opera stars this production is a must see for theatre and music lovers across the board.
A man's nose disappears from his face, and turns up the next day gallivanting around St. Petersburg dressed as a general -- what a lot of nosesense!
Based on the absurd tale by Nikolai Gogol
Not That Jewish is Emmy Award-winning writer, actress and comedian Monica Piper's autobiographical telling of a Jew…'ish' girl's life. From growing up in a show business family in the Bronx and taking her first step on to a comedy club stage, to a WASP wedding and an "almost" night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life, using the same signature wit found in her writing on Roseanne and Mad About You and her Emmy Award winning work on Rugrats. Over the course of 80 minutes, the audience travels with Piper from innocence to individuality, reliant to resilient, sharing both the hilarity and the heartache along the way.
One of the most hailed and provocative theatre artists of our time, Anna Deavere Smith, leads a new installation of powerful first person storytelling in Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education. Urgent and inspiring, it depicts the personal accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America's school-to-prison pipeline. Investigating a justice system that pushes minors from poor communities out of the classroom and into incarceration, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education shines a light on a lost generation of American youth. Drawn from interviews with more than 200 people living and working within a challenged system, Anna Deavere Smith continues her mastery of the documentary solo performance by stimulating awareness and ultimately, change for the better.
You want A-list laughs on a D-list budget? Then come on down to the World Cafe at Broadway Comedy Club! We've got two amazing shows every night at 8:30 and 10:00 (plus a midnight show Fridays & Saturdays) with an intimate setting, great food/drinks and a lineup that combines the hottest TV headliners from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and late-night television with NYC's most promising rising stars - this is your chance to see them BEFORE they make it big! Plus, if you're from out of town, you'll have a real New York City story to tell your friends back home.
Past headliners include...
Josh Spear (Last Comic Standing; Late Night with Conan O'Brien) Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents) Aaron Haber (Comedy Central's The Watch List; Friars' Club) Shannon Sutherland (Maxim Radio) Rob O'Reilly (The Tonight Show; Live at Gotham) Dean Obeidallah (Comedy Central's Axis of Evil) Dave Konig (HBO)
And any other special guests who stop by - we never know who, but it's always a pleasant surprise.
With musical finesse and artistry, Chambers and Ludwig each take on three vastly different personalities. Guided by a melodic train conductor portrayed by Johnson Jr. the tales of three troubled couples unfold--the couple questioning their fidelity, or on the verge of career suicide, or facing their own mortality--all on board a mystical, and timeless locomotive. Discover life and death, love and heartbreak, ambition and despair, On the Rails, as we journey forward, each to our own surprising and inevitable destination.
A hilarious night of laundry, laughs and liquor!
Have you ever gone un-showered for days, fought with your husband over who works harder or had a kid pee on you?
Dena Blizzard's new show will make you realize that you're not crazy…motherhood is!
The perfect Girls Night Out or Date Night for anyone who IS a Mom, HAS a Mom or is MARRIED to a Mom!
Top Ten reasons you should see One Funny Mother!
- Your kids won't be there.
- You need a drink
- You'll laugh your a** off (who needs the gym?)
- You haven't seen your friends or had a date night in forever.
- You need a drink.
- You've been to enough PTA meetings.
- You will like your husband again. — NAH!
- Did someone say drink?
- Laundry Smaundry.
- Dammit… You deserve it!
It's 1993. The world watches the impossible: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, standing together in the White House Rose Garden, signing the first ever peace agreement between Israel and the PLO. How were the negotiations kept secret? Why were they held in a castle in the middle of Norway? And who are these mysterious negotiators?
A darkly comic epic, Oslo tells the true but until now untold story of how one young couple, Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen, planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, Oslo is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world.
In William Shakespeare's Othello, David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig will be joined by David Wilson Barnes (Bridge of Spies), Marsha Stephanie Blake (Orange Is the New Black), Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards), Blake DeLong (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Glenn Fitzgerald (Dirty Sexy Money), Slate Holmgren (King Lear), Anthony Michael Lopez (The Penalty), Matthew Maher (The Flick), Nikki Massoud (Zealot), Kyle Vincent Terry (Robin Hood), and Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story).
This season, Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go, Red-Handed Otter) returns to The Public with a new adventure in bittersweet and hilariously off-kilter storytelling. With music by Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy and Ian Riggs and performed by the quartet (Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra), The Outer Space follows one married couple as they leave the noise, pollution and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the journey? Leigh Silverman (No Place to Go, Well, Violet) directs this out-of-this-world musical about the sacrifices we make for sustainable living and love. The New York Times calls Obie-winning playwright and songwriter Ethan Lipton an "expert at keeping music, jokes and personal narrative tightly knitted together into one consistent human package."
In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry sailed to Japan on a U.S. mission to open trade relations at any cost. Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's remarkable musical tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the westernization of the East.
How many stories are left untold on the sheets torn from a sketch pad or on pages tossed into a waste bin? These lost ideas take the stage when Mons Dansa, the creators of Minimón (New Vic, 2014), returns with the world premiere of Paper Dreams. With lyrical movement, captivating object theater and multiple opportunities for audience interaction, Paper Dreams brings to life a world of wonder in this delightful dance piece for little ones.
Universes, the award-winning ensemble known for their fusion of theater, poetry, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues and Spanish boleros, makes their Public Theater premiere with an explosive new work about the complicated legacies of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Org/Party. Directed and developed by Tony Award nominee Liesl Tommy, Universes created Party People based on dozens of interviews with members of these groundbreaking, society-changing groups. Party People imagines a present-day reunion at an art opening curated by two young counter culturalists; but the curators themselves have complex relationships with the Party members, who fought injustice and provided free food and medical care for their communities—often at the expense of the people who loved them most. Old wounds and generational divides collide in this astonishing, multi-media theatrical event about the price of being a revolutionary, and what it means for those who come after. Breaking the bounds of the expected, the members of Universes (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp and William Ruiz aka Ninja) and Liesl Tommy —invite audiences of every age, color and creed to join them as they continue to revolutionize American theater and explore the fight to bring power to the people, and the people to power.
One of our Nation's foremost humorists, Paula Poundstone, can be heard through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me, and recently lent her voice to the critically acclaimed Pixar movie Inside Out. Paula brings her satire humor and recognizable style to the Schimmel Center for one riotous night of stand-up you won't want to miss.
Warren Manzi's long-running mystery, Perfect Crime, is about a small-town detective determined to prove that an affluent psychiatrist murdered her husband.
A rainy night in a Genevan castle. Debauched poetry and too much wine. A teenage girl writes a spooky story. On the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's creation, Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus, Phantasmagoria assembles a swirl of puppetry, biography, and storytelling into a market of ghosts…The dead walk among us.
The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal, by Laoisa Sexton, is a story about trying to get home. In the West of Ireland, a lonely outsider is forced to live on an abandoned campsite on the barren outskirts of a seaside town. But late one night, when a lost bachelorette party discover his caravan, he finds his whole existence challenged and his home life threatened. During this long night of reckoning, amongst the glitter and the grime, a battle for survival ensues, but in these few hours can tender love save us all? Worlds collide in this darkly funny pressure cooker of a play about how we live now.
Pillars of New York is an authentic chronicle of a group of New Yorker's daily lives that were altered by the events of September 11th. Unmasked are the struggles of a writer / therapist and his associate along with four couples. A mother's shame over her son's homosexuality, marriages that undergo infidelity, a woman's inferiority complex and revenge, the impact of an unexpected pregnancy, career goals; lies and deceit all take a toll on their lives.
Pitecus investigates the relationship between Man and his perversions.
One of the most celebrated plays in The Public's history, David Hare's Plenty returns this fall in a riveting new production. This groundbreaking play, which first premiered at The Public in 1982, is the story of Susan Traherne, a fiercely intelligent British secret agent flown into France during the Second World War. Susan's experiences among her war-time colleagues and over the two decades that follow are distilled in powerful scenes in this endlessly layered work about a woman of remarkable bravery, who cannot find in peacetime the values and relationships she cherished in war.
Each January, HERE and Beth Morrison Projects join forces to co-produce Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now, the premier global festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre in New York City. After just four years on the scene, Prototype has produced and presented 129 performances, shared the work of more than 400 local, national, and international artists, exposed visionary work to more than 15,000 people, and filled 22 stages across multiple boroughs of New York City. It has unleashed a powerful wave of opera-theatre and music-theatre from a new generation of classical and post-classical composers and librettists, and as Opera News proclaimed, "has become a major leader in opera theatre for the twenty-first century."
Ibsen's parable of the collision of truth and politics in the public sphere takes on new immediacy in the punchy and raw adaptation from the playwright behind Broadway's Blackbird. When Dr. Stockmann finds that the town's tourist-friendly baths contain lethal levels of toxins, he sets out to clear the air and quickly finds his friends and neighbors poisoned against him.
Sam Eaton has been dazzling New York audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006, making it the longest-running one-man Off-Broadway magic show in New York.
The Quantum Eye is sophisticated and family-friendly, but may not be visually entertaining for children under 7 years of age.
"Amazing feats of memory, mental agility and apparent mental telepathy . . . Dazzling! Undeniably impressive!" - New York Post
"Chillingly weird and so real you might want to have your cardiologist on hand, but still family friendly" - New York Press
"A smart, fast-paced mental magic show that is suitable for the entire family." - The Villager
"Sure, David Copperfield can walk through the Great Wall of China... but can he read your mind? Sam Eaton can." - Village Voice
"Great fun for the entire family. Sam Eaton is a consummate showman and a modern day Houdini. I couldn't get enough." - Talk show legend Joe Franklin
"How did he do that?" - Fangoria
"A lot of enjoyment to be had in the very engaging The Quantum Eye - it stays in one's mind long after the performance! A smart, fast-paced mental magic show that is suitable for the entire family." - Epoch Times
"Mind-bending" - Long Island Pulse
The Quantum Eye is a Show for All Ages but May Not Be Visually Stimulating for Children under the age of 7.
Queen of the Night is a dark debutante ball thrown by The Marchesa for her daughter Pamina. Queen of the Night is a fusion of dance, music, fashion, circus, culinary delights, theater and nightlife that welcomes the audience into a wholly interactive entertainment experience. Drinks will flow, dinner is served, and over the course of the gala, guests will be engaged, entertained, and immersed in this genre-blurring initiation.
Belfast is a place where things need to be said. Following the 1999 Easter Peace Accord, guns were silenced but the chasm between the Republican and Unionist sides remains wide and bitter. Tonight, in a small back-street bar, Jimmy and Ian will meet for the first time. Forty years before a violent incident irrevocably changed the lives of both men and now they need to talk. Quietly is a powerful play about violence and forgiveness, about the limits of healing, the lottery of bearing witness, and the profit of truth. After enjoying huge international success, the Abbey Theatre brings this important new work to Irish Rep.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, & Sammy Davis Jr. return from the grave in A-Live Concert! Now back from the dead as crooning zombies, The boys sing their songs with new "undead" lyrics celebrating their deadly lifestyles. Featuring the hits, "Come Die With Me", "Get me to the Crypt on Time", "What kind of Ghoul Am I?" and many more!
Six guests talk, joke, dance, drink and eat. At times, they hold still, and at other times, they move about. There is music, there is silence, and there is chatter. Old friends mingle with new acquaintances. Slowly the guests warp and rewind their actions as the celebration's mundaneness gives way to something more ominous. No one can leave. No one else arrives. The Reception is a performance that exists between the lines of theater and installation. Drawing inspiration from Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel, which explores physical entrapment and the breakdown of bourgeois behavior, The Reception situates itself in modern-day New York City, but contends with bourgeois values and the surreal decadence of the 21st century in a new way.
What better way to expose the dangers of social stagnation, unexamined group thought, and burgeoning totalitarianism, than through spontaneous animal transformation? Ionesco's blunt satire rampages through a world of everyday people at first perplexed and then swept up in the most outlandish cultural makeover ever devised. After all, "rhnocifcation" can happen to anyone—so keep your eyes open.
Part Tour. Part Show. Total Entertainment.
New York City's newest groundbreaking theatrical experience comes to life in the heart of Times Square. Part tour and part show, The Ride is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that turns the streets of New York into a stage.
With stadium seating, 40 monitors, 3000 LED lights, and surround sound, The Ride is the world's only moving theater. The Ride's ensemble cast of singers, dancers, musicians, actors, and comedians are discovered along a 75-minute journey through Times Square and midtown Manhattan. The iconic landmarks of the city unfold before the eyes of audience members facing sideways out of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, delivering unparalleled panoramic and vertical views of Manhattan.
A thrilling adventure awaits you on The Ride. The Ride is the only tour, attraction, or show in New York City that provides a fully tailored personal experience. RIDErs are integrated into the show while The Ride's performers interact with the audience members in a truly original manner. As performers engage the audience with quizzes, facts, and shout-outs; students, adults, and seniors alike all share in this unforgettable New York City experience.
The Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster at 8:17pm. At 8:19 the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. A mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell the story of a life interrupted - with the promise of a prize like no other. Ride the Cyclone is a wildly original new musical - part comedy, part tragedy, and wholly unexpected.
Riot Antigone, a new punk rock exploration of Antigone by Seon Jae Kim.
In this beautiful masterpiece, three women living in Houston, Texas in the 1920s grapple with the eternal question, "Where is home?" The Roads to Home offers a rare chance to experience a Horton Foote gem not seen on the New York stage in over 25 years, in one of New York's most intimate and historic venues, the Cherry Lane Theatre. This timeless production will feature direction by Michael Wilson (Foote's longtime collaborator who won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Orphans' Home Cycle) and performances from Drama Desk winner Devon Abner and Tony-nominated Hallie Foote, the foremost contemporary interpreter of Horton's work.
When The Bad Seed meets Gypsy it's fun fun fun for the whole dysfunctional family!
Beautiful and talented eight-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in the school play. Anything! The question is... Where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from?
The answer may shock you when you see this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals!
The Musical Tale of Andy Cohen and the Real Housewives
Ryan Raftery, creator and star of the nationwide smash hit Anna Wintour musical "Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion" returns home to Joe's Pub to premiere his newest show, "Ryan Raftery's Watch What Happens - Live On Stage!". This jukebox musical tells the (not-quite-true) story of a young Andy Cohen who moves to New York to pursue his two obsessions - television and Anderson Cooper.
Featuring cameos from The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Nene Leakes, The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kim Richards, and Mr. Cooper himself, one thing is certain…you're going to love Andy.
Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads and creator of The Public's hit Here Lies Love, explores the electrifying, meteoric rise of Joan of Arc through the lens of a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert. Directed by Golden Globe winner Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Saint Joan is a thrilling and provocative new show about challenging the powerful and believing in the impossible.
When Bridget Bishop, the drag queen, acts out the life of Bridget Bishop, the Salem witch, she loses track of what is part of her act and what is part of her real life. Does her daughter doubt her? Does her lover love her? Will her stilettos kill her? As Bridget lip-syncs her way through Bridget Bishop Presents: The Salem Bitch Trials by Jared Rubin Sprowls, she determines whether she's hiding behind a character or getting closer to her true self.
The rains will come soon. The roads will wash out and the rivers will grow.
I thought maybe not being from around here you didn't know.
I know about that.
On the fringes of the frontier, a messenger embarks on an arduous journey to collect a debt from a man he's never met. Friends set out to atone for a mistake that can't be undone. Strangers look for a little bit of comfort wherever they can find it.
A spiritual and visceral celebration about whatever it is we call home.
Tony Award-winning writer, performer and activist Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) returns to the New York stage as a dazzling medley of characters in Sell/Buy/Date, an exuberant new play inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the commercial sex industry. Through her masterful, multicultural characterizations, Jones explores an array of diverse perspectives on a fascinating and incendiary subject, all while preserving the full humanity and humor of voices seldom heard in the theater.
The return engagement of Bedlam's sold-out, critically acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility, adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill.
You've never seen Austen like this! Called the "greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history", this rollicking, ingeniously-staged new adaptation follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters - sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne - after their sudden loss of fortune. Bursting with humor, emotion, and bold theatricality, Sense & Sensibility asks: when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
Written in 1745, The Servant of Two Masters is one of the great dramatist Carlo Goldoni's most popular plays, preserving in scripted form the antic energy, ribald humor and improvisational immediacy of the commedia dell'arte. Reviving The Servant of Two Masters demands masterly comic instincts, as the slapstick details of its immortally zany tale must be reinvented for every age. Christopher Bayes's and Steven Epp's hilarious adaptation has been hailed as the wittiest and cleverest English-language version in decades. These veterans of America's celebrated Theatre de la Jeune Lune company honor the legacy and tradition of commedia by rendering it utterly contemporary, relying on improvisation, original music by Chris Curtis and Aaron Halva, and a spirit of dauntless playfulness.
Entertainment with benefits! In this new three-character comedy featuring a straight woman, a seductive model, and you-know-who, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is based on the international best-selling book of the same title.
A limited number of $35.00 rush tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis and subject to availability when the box office opens one hour prior to the performance.
A fresh new take to a classic 18th century comedy, the hilarious She Stoops to Conquer.
Seen by over eleven million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night.
Ship of Fools is an interdisciplinary theater piece with live music, puppetry and movement that seeks to illuminate the age-old practice of pathologizing women's bodies and minds. As the audience weaves through reimagined moments in history, they're jolted by moments of jarring fantasy and provocative questions: are the inmates running the asylum? Who is actually steering the ship: citizen, celebrity, politician or madman? What happens when this ship, sailing blind, finally runs aground?
"Sweet & Sassy!" - New York Times
"A Marvelous Time!" - Amsterdam News
"Sistas dares and succeeds in exploring a woman's experience with humor, humility and sass.
I LOVE IT!" - Hinton Battle
"A Winner!" - NY Beacon
WINNER! 2011 Midtown International Theatre Festival
SISTAS is a non-stop musical celebration will have you dancing in the aisles!
3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present SISTAS, a hilarious and touching musical journey of a multi generational family. Using the lyrics of songs made famous by artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, The Supremes, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and many others, this musical play tells of the struggles, the joys and the triumphs of being a woman and being black in America - as told through the life of one woman and the women in her family.
The powerhouse cast sing many hit songs that we all know and love, including: "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Ain't Nobody's Business," "God Bless the Child," "Respect," "My Man," "Baby, I'm Yours," "Say a Little Prayer," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," and "We Are Family."
Following her acclaimed repertory staging of Ibsen's A Doll's House adapted by Thornton Wilder and Strindberg's The Father in a new version by David Greig, Arin Arbus will stage Thornton Wilder's beloved modern masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth — a whimsical, profound, searingly funny paean to human perseverance and indestructibility.
Written during the darkest period of World War II, this ageless and charming play has not had a major New York production since 1998. Wilder's quintessential Antrobus family copes with chaos, the frustrations of parents and children set against the crises threatening humanity's survival.
A legendary hotel. Shakespeare's fallen hero. A film noir shadow of suspense.
Emursive presents Punchdrunk's Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel (530 W. 27th Street)
Emursive produces immersive theatre in extraordinary places. Punchdrunk's Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare's classic tragedy through the lens of a film noir movie. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, and everyone's journey is different and unique.
No one under sixteen will be admitted.
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us.
The Smarties focuses on a group childhood classmates & friends, who inadvertently find themselves exposed to instant & overnight internet fame.
The Smarties, while on their way to a costume party, walk past a news reporter covering an important story. Recognizing that they're in the cameraman's shot, in an innocent moment of playful mischief, the Smarties begin dancing for the camera.Thinking nothing of their impromptu dance routine thereafter, the very next day, the Smarties find themselves featured on multiple local news channels. Their performance video was also uploaded onto YouTube, generating over five million views overnight. The Smarties decide to make use of their instant & overnight internet fame, by unselfishly looking to help people in need, all throughout New York City. This is a family themed play event, for parents and children to enjoy and remember for years and years to come.
Something aerial. Something funny. Something beautiful. A troupe of seven skilled acrobats fuses circus, dance, physical theater and clowning into a singular, captivating performance that appears comically effortless. From reading a book to playing a game of poker, these inventive performers create silly, surreal scenes out of everyday ordinary acts. Make no mistake—because these guys won't—this show has something, for everyone!
From Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind the legendary Forbidden Broadway, comes a musical sneak peek into into his obsession with Hamilton. For 18 performances only, audiences will have the opportunity to share in the Spamilton madness, at the Triad. Starring a young virtuoso cast, with special guest stars Christine Pedi, and other Forbidden Broadway divas.
A hidden theater lies within the Heart of Times Square, and the Glorifier of the American Girl, Florenz Ziegfeld, invites you to join his Follies for an evening of music, magic, mystery, mayhem, and of course, plenty of spirits.
Audience members will be free to pursue their interests across an expansive environment exploring the wonders and the dangers of the Golden Age of Broadway. Reimagine Ziegfeld's 1920's extravaganza, The Midnight Frolic, with lavish showgirls, risque burlesque, thrilling aerialists and more. Choose your corruption at Montmartre's Cabaret du Néant while a garish garcon regales you with tales of guillotines and deadly bacteria. Sleuth the luxury suite at Hotel Ritz Paris where Jack Pickford ''allegedly'' tried to save his wife, Follies' star Olive Thomas, after she drank poison. Take a gander at the glories and gutters that created the American Dream.
Mind Reading has never been this much fun!
Master mentalist, Jon Stetson injects uproariously funny situation comedy into his performance, thus creating hilarity that never fails to please an audience. Jon steps inside people's heads. He knows what you're thinking, he really does. The results are amazing, motivational, inspirational, and hilarious.
Stomp has been an answer on Jeopardy!, nominated for an Academy Award, won two Emmy Awards for the HBO special Stomp Out Loud, and jammed with everyone from Quincy Jones to Big Bird. Rather than using conventional instruments, the ensemble uses everyday objects to create amazing sounds and celebrate rhythm.
Storm Large has been making a name for herself from tours with Pink Martini to Carnegie Hall and with her band Le Bonheur, she has audiences mesmerized.
Songs to include:
Cole Porter "Under My Skin"
Rodgers & Hart "Lady is a Tramp"
Jacques Brel "Ne Me Quitte Pas"
Storm Large "Angels in Gas Stations"
As well as selections from Tom Waits and Randy Newman.
Storm Large has been making a name for herself from tours with Pink Martini to Carnegie Hall and with her band Le Bonheur, she has audiences mesmerized.
Songs to include:
Cole Porter "Under My Skin"
Rodgers & Hart "Lady is a Tramp"
Jacques Brel "Ne Me Quitte Pas"
Storm Large "Angels in Gas Stations"
As well as selections from Tom Waits and Randy Newman.
A bulimic, a compulsive eater, a confident overweight gal, and a chronically thin chick walk into a play and… what happens next could only be told by comic mastermind Lisa Lampanelli. With signature wit and razor-sharp insight, Lampanelli's famously irreverent voice comes to the New York stage with Stuffed, bringing together four women's disparate stories to paint an acerbically witty and ultimately poignant portrait of the insanity of a world that forces women to address hard-hitting issues like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower an emotionally fulfilling activity? When it comes to blue jeans, should one opt for a camel toe or a muffin top? And the ultimate question: can food and body-image issues ever truly be conquered or are we all just destined to be Stuffed?
Applauded by The New York Times as "shamelessly clever and deeply satisfying!" this acclaimed festival of new American short plays from some of the country's top playwrights returns to 59E59 Theaters for a tenth consecutive season! Representing some of today's best writing, directing, and acting talents, Summer Shorts celebrates theater, summer, and the short form. The festival's two separate series of three plays each will run in rotating repertory and offer a diverse range of voices, styles, and subject matter.
The Helpers by Cusi Cram, directed by Jessie D. Hill
After the Wedding by Neil Labute, directed by Maria Milear
This is How It Ends by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Ed Sylanus Iskandar
The Dark Clothes of Night by Richard Alfredo, directed by Alexander Dinelaris
Queen by Alexander Dinelaris, inspired by The Woman Who Came at Six O'Clock by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, directed by Victor Slezak
Black Flag by Idris Goodwin, directed by Logan Vaughn
The Public presents the New York premiere of Sweat, the "extraordinarily moving drama" (The New York Times) by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Ruined, Lynn Nottage. With warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Kate Whoriskey (Ruined) directs this stunning new play about the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity.
Tooting Arts Club's acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street following sold-out runs in London where the show debuted in Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, the oldest continuously operating pie shop in Britain.
Timed to the 50th Anniversary of the classic musical Sweet Charity, this production stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Younger, Violet, Anything Goes) as Charity Hope Valentine, the sassy, diehard romantic dancehall hostess whose naivety and overeager embrace of every man she meets keeps getting her in hot water. Performed in an intimate setting with original choreography by Joshua Bergasse (On the Town), this production of Sweet Charity will be given a fresh, modern perspective by Tony-nominated director Leigh Silverman (Violet, Well).
Playwright Shelagh Delaney rocked the theatre world when, at 18, she wrote a play that both defined and defied her generation. A Taste of Honey is the clever, passionate, and poignant story of a young woman facing an uncertain future in a hostile world—and learning to trust that love, in its every heartbreaking and messy form, will see her through. A Taste of Honey was last staged Off-Broadway in 1981.
Winnetka, Illinois, 1950s. Smack dab in the middle of America, four women enter a Betty Crocker cooking contest in the hopes of changing their lives. Little do they know that it's a recipe for disaster—one that will set off a chain reaction that will change their lives forever. When they reunite ten years later, they are very different people in a very different world—but can they still be as close as they once were? In an age when the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, they'll discover that the way to a woman's heart is through her best friends.
Paul Taylor's renowned Taylor 2, composed of six professionals with a particular gift for his style, are headed back to the Schimmel for their fourth appearance!
Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music is a performance art concert in which Taylor charts the history of popular music and activism in America, from the nation's founding in 1776 to the present day. Since beginning the undertaking in 2012, Mac has been creating the "staggering magnum opus" (The New York Times) little by little, inviting audiences to experience the work-in-progress in acclaimed shows worldwide. Now, for the first time, Taylor Mac will premiere the complete 24-decade work, a singular spectacle featuring a 24-piece orchestra, dancing beauties and a variety of special guests.
Letterman Emmy-winner Ted Greenberg performs his hit Off-Broadway comedy show and then whisks a lucky audience group home in a New York City taxi driven by Greenberg himself. Now in its 4th smash season at the Soho Playhouse, located in the heart of Manhattan nightlife.
"Outrageously funny." -Back Stage "Greenberg's mostly one-man show is drawing crowds. A definite off center Letterman skit quality. Goes by both fast and enjoyably." --New York Times "Kept a full house roaring." - NYTheatre.com
The Donmar Warehouse returns to St. Ann's with The Tempest, the third and final installment of Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Shakespeare trilogy. Set in a women's prison, The Tempest follows Lloyd's productions of Julius Caesar and Henry IV, and will once again be led by the great Harriet Walter, "one of the best Shakespeareans alive" (The Guardian).
St. Ann's has been the proud American home of the revelatory trilogy which has ignited a cultural and social conversation about gender, equality and aspiration on both sides of the Atlantic, as it empowers women to play the great Shakespearean roles normally reserved for men. The Tempest comes with a comprehensive education program for underserved youth in New York City public schools and young women touched by the juvenile justice system.
From the creator of The Awesome 80s Prom comes New York's newest Off-Broadway sensation - That Bachelorette Show, now starring Vinny Guadagnino from "Jersey Shore"!
Staged in the legendary nightclub The Copacabana, That Bachelorette Show is a parody of ABC's "The Bachelorette", where YOU pick the groom! At That Bachelorette Show, you'll mix, mingle and dance to your favorite 90's hits, spun by superstar DJs, as our eligible and spoof-tastic bachelors vie for your vote. Over the course of the show, they'll slowly be eliminated until only one winner remains. The rest are up for grabs!
That Bachelorette Show is perfect for birthdays, bachelorette parties, girls' nights out and so much more! We offer special party packages, discounted group rates, and can even help you with dinner, hotel, and limo reservations!
Prepare for an evening of cheesecake, jazzercise, laughter, and familiar faces as Miami's four favorite girls reunite in puppet form in this hilarious live puppet parody show.
That Golden Girls Show! is the ultimate Golden Girls experience set in a sassy Miami house in 1985, and parodies classic Golden Girls scenarios with new razor-sharp gags and put-downs.
From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, to Dorothy's daily struggle make sense of her life, manage her roommates while fending off a certain, pesky ex-husband once and for all.
Devoted fans will fondly remember four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.
Lifetime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" from the world of physics to the Off-Broadway stage in That Physics Show
That Physics Show features live segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves/vibrations, light waves, temperature and many more from the world in which we live, a world controlled by physics. You've never seen anything like this before!
"Veteran Rutgers University physics demonstrator David Maiullo doesn't need glitz, glamor or glitter to wow school-age kids with his amazing experiments as he makes balloons burst into flame, soda cans crack and lasers light up the room. Some of the demos are so incredible you may feel like you're watching a magic show. But all of his "tricks" are actually just science, which is the most mind-blowing reveal of all." - Raven Snook, Mommy Poppins
In this new comedy about love and marriage and everything in-between, Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene's children wrestle with their past and a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory.
Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick...BOOM! This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning composer of Rent, is the story of an aspiring composer who questions his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, and yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical.
Renowned performance artist John Kelly performs Time No Line, which focusses on how we are able to identify collective histories through the experience of one individual.
Academy Award-nominated writer and actress Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) makes her Public Theater debut with a richly funny, uniquely uplifting new play she has adapted from the bestselling book Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, the internationally acclaimed author of Wild. Vardalos is Sugar, the online advice columnist who thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty and hope. As anonymous readers come to her with their deepest and most personal problems, Sugar—who ultimately revealed herself to be Strayed—finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with theirs, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark and glimmering light at the heart of being human. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail (Dry Powder, Hamilton) directs this powerful new play about reaching when you're stuck, healing when you're broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which don't have an answer.
TJ and Dave walk out on stage without characters, dialogue or plot. An hour later they leave an audience with one of the funniest nights of their lives.
45 years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri's The HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators.
Plunge deep into the pages of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and get swept away by a stunning mix of multimedia magic, eye-popping projections and interactive technology. This inventive reimagining of the classic science fiction novel follows Jules, a modern-day raconteur, as he finds himself transported into his favorite story. When he climbs aboard the Nautilus, helmed by the infamous Captain Nemo, he sets off on a fantastical aquatic adventure.
27 Wagons Full of Cotton: after Jake, a shady, middle-aged cotton gin owner, burns down rival Silva Vicarro's mill, Vicarro attempts to enact vengeance by seducing Flora, Jake's delicate young wife.
Kingdom of Earth: a flood is surging in the Mississippi Delta, and Chicken's property is only safe until ole man Sikes down the road dynamites his levee to save himself. While Chicken waits alone in his kitchen for the inevitable blast, he receives an unexpected visit from his dying half-brother, Lot, and Lot's wife of but one day, Myrtle. Leaving Lot upstairs to rest, Chicken assesses Myrtle as a potential threat to his inheritance of the estate, currently under Lot's name. Chicken and Myrtle find common ground but not even footing in their similar experiences of the inescapable hardness of the world - two "lost, sinful, puzzled" souls falling into a familiar power dynamic and bracing themselves as the waters rise.
Good morning, America! Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today's lesson. The nimble duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation's history, tackling race, sex and power in this R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy.
In a society that cares more for good birth and good manners than for skill, Becky Sharp, poor, plain, and devilishly clever, is determined to defy the odds. Through risky romantic entanglements, shady business practices and social climbing at any cost, she won't stop until the world lies at her feet. Adapted by Kate Hamill (Sense and Sensibility) from William Makepeace Thackeray's masterpiece, Vanity Fair exposes a world where surfaces are everything, virtue is only skin deep, and every fifteen minutes of fame carries heart-pounding risk.
Leaving her home in southern Africa for a better life, Saartjie Baartman became a star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit for the size of her posterior. This Obie Award-winning play gives vibrant life to the story of Baartman's journey to London, her rise to fame as the "Hottentot Venus" and her eventual love affair with a French scientist. Inspired by the true story of Baartman, Venus is a wild carnival, bursting with humor and heart while examining the paradox of love.
One of the world's premier close-up magic artists, Helder Guimarães, returns to NYC with a brand new show following the acclaimed, sold-out run of Nothing to Hide. Verso is an intimate evening of illusion with one of the world's premier close-up magic artists, Helder Guimarães. Witty and unorthodox, Verso is his most daunting journey into the impossible yet, and pushes the very limits of magic.
Extended by popular demand! This critically acclaimed production features 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
A modern twist on the All-American love story, Qui Nguyen's (She Kills Monsters) new play Vietgone pulses with contemporary energy. It's the classic story of boy meets girl - except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America. Borrowing elements from the world of up-to-the-minute popular culture to recreate the playwright's own parents' meeting, Vietgone ranges from hilarity to heart-wrenching drama. Nguyen and director May Adrales (Luce at LCT3) skip through time and around the globe to present a fresh theatrical take on a moving account of one real family's history.
There's juggling, and then there's this. The three-man troupe of Plastic Boom combines deadpan humor with 15 years of award-winning juggling experience in Water on Mars. Flinging rings, balls and clubs in hypnotic streaks of lite-brite neon, Plastic Boom one-up themselves with every act, keeping rhythm with an electro-pop soundtrack as they add bottles of water, bags of candy and rolls of toilet paper to the list of airborne objects.
When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his bedroom, he does what any young adventurer would do: flies into outer space! When the plane begins to sputter and quake, our intrepid explorer must execute a daring landing on the moon. But never fear, he is not alone up there… Using intimate puppetry and original music, Ireland's Branar Téatar and Denmark's Teater Refleksion (Songs from Above, New Vic 2013) create a whimsical world in The Way Back Home, a story about friendship and the courage to conquer the unknown.
Having lost her mother to illness, Ginnifer has moved into her mother's home in the town she grew up in. After learning a former childhood boyfriend has committed a mass shooting, Ginnifer must confront her relationship to the heinous crime as well as her place in America as a single woman approaching middle age. Timely and moving. When It's You complexly and honestly explores America today.
Where Did We Sit On The Bus? is an electric one-man show pulsing with Latin rhythms, rap, hip-hop, spoken word, and live looping. During a third grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latino boy raises his hand to ask, "Where did we sit on the bus?" and his teacher can't answer the question. This thrilling autobiographical production, written and performed by Brian Quijada, examines what it means to be Latino through the eyes of a child, turned teenager, turned adult.
Direct from its production at the Delaware Theatre Company, White Guy on a Bus — a play that unravels a complex web of moral ambiguity, revenge, and racial bias — arrives in New York. A wealthy white businessman and a struggling black single mom ride the same bus week after week. As they get to know each other, their relationship sparks a candid and surprising look at racial and economic divides.
White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been called a play. But it's a lively, global sensation that no-one is allowed to talk about. Its award-winning playwright, Nassim Soleimanpour, is Iranian. His words have escaped censorship and are awaiting your audience. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, this 'theater entertainment meets social experiment' is unlike anything, and will make you question everything.
We dare you not to google for more. Join the actors and leap!
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. An all girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. The Wolves is a portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American teens who just want to score some goals.
Sisters Ruth (Elizabeth Broadhurst) and Eileen Sherwood (Savannah Frazier) move to New York City (from Ohio) to seek careers in writing and acting, respectively. Ruth's first assignment is to interview Brazilian sailors and the result is a city-wide conga line and a brief stint in jail for Eileen. Their notoriety also results in a gig at The Village Vortex run by Paul Binotto. The visitors to their Greenwich Village basement apartment include a prostitute who used to live there (Piera Calabro), football player and upstairs neighbor (David Wiens), his live-in girlfriend (Jillian Gottlieb), her disapproving mother (Leslie Alexander) and modern painter/landlord (Perry Lambert). Dinner guests include an earnest magazine editor (James Donegan), a slime-ball newspaper editor (Leland Burnett) and the local Walgreen's manager (Ian Lowe). Bob likes Ruth, Ian likes Eileen and Chick likes anything in a skirt. Joining in the fun are Brekken Baker, Neville Braithwaite, Joshua Downs, Abby Hart, Isaac Matthews, Dallas Padoven, Ryan Rhue, Eric Shorey and Allyson Tolbert. To find out which boys get which girls – come join us.
Bobbie and Hench are home alone. Days are filled by streaming porn, playing Call of Duty, watching the world go by. Their mom rarely visits these days, and it's chaos when she does. But when animal-loving neighbor Jenny takes an interest in their dog Taliban, the boys discover a world far beyond what they know. Yen explores a childhood lived without boundaries.