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After sold-out shows in San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and across the US and Canada, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody, is coming to the heart of Broadway.
Based on the novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, this sexy, hilarious romp has garnered standing ovations and critical raves across the land. Boasting a completely original score, huge laughs and standout performances, 50 Shades! The Musical is the wildest, funniest evening of comedy for both women and men, with plenty of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music).
Jackie Mason Lovechild Sheba Mason's Hilarious Musical on Jackie's ten-year Affair with her Bellydancing Mother; Ian Wehrle as Jackie Mason, Kevin Cusick as Wooley the Schlepalong.
The story of two bankers, their lovers, and the things they love the most: money, power, and satisfaction. As their fast-paced games unfold, a thrilling spiral of ambition, love and betrayal unravels.
Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality.
"The Accidental Pervert Will Arouse Your Socks Off!" - Village Voice
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, video, and off-color fantasies while you roll in the aisles. However, it's not all laughs in this layered show, which ends on a touching moment of redemption as he struggles to find true love and perspective through real-life relationships.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village area of New York!
• Award winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner 2013 BEST COMEDY Award in Panama City, Panama!
• Opening in Zurich, Switzerland and the Island of Malta 2014! 2015 premiers in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway!
So come have some good dirty fun with The Accidental Pervert! Oh, and leave the little ones home. The show has mature themes and is meant for audience members over 16.
The 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.
Application Pending is a new comedy about the hilariously cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions at a New York private school. One actress portrays rookie admissions officer Christine and over forty other roles, including all the wild personalities that she has to deal with on her first day on the job.
Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
For those of you just tuning in, Thanksgiving is already in progress here at Wembly kitchen. The stands are nice and full, it's quite a crowd that's gathered. While a repeat of the Gravy Boat Episode of 1979 may not be in the offing, I think we can expect a flatware fumble or two, until everyone's in a turkey stupor, contemplating pie. And all the while a Herd of Great GrandBabies is amassing under the table in this dark and witty exploration of how family is played, over time and memory and through generations.
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."
City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the Landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed — and the Church won't leave him alone. For ex-cop and recent widower Walter "Pops" Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum in this dark comedy from the Tony nominated author of The Motherf*ucker with the Hat and Jesus Hopped the A Train. For Pops and Junior, it seems the Old Days are dead and gone — after a lifetime living Between Riverside and Crazy.
Acclaimed UK singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, explore the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favorite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia (whose album "The Songs of Dory Previn" was voted Top Ten Albums of 2012 by Sunday Times) roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation, sweet revenge and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today.
A whip-smart comedy charting the birth of the film noir genre, follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt "Double Indemnity" for the silver screen. Set in 1940's Hollywood, Billy & Ray is the true story of how two brilliant and thorny artists battled the Hollywood censors and each other to create a groundbreaking movie classic.
The production transfers to the Actors Temple Theater, following a successful run at St. Luke Theatre.
Layon Gray's historical drama Black Angels Over Tuskegee is based on true events. Six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
It's new. It's cool. Blue Man Group has updated its New York show. Taking a closer look at the technology that both surrounds and isolates us, Blue Man Group showcases technogeek ingenuity while uniting the audience in primal, collective exhilaration. Signature Blue Man Group moments combine with breathtakingly fun new pieces for an explosive evening of entertainment.
The silent, inquisitive Blue Man character was the brainchild of three forward-thinking friends - Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink - who pooled their multifarious talents and interests to create a theatrical presentation that was completely new.
Erica meets Vicki. Vicki marries Erica. Lives collide. Rewind. Pause. Fast forward. A kaleidoscopic new play about love, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make a life together.
This electrifying world-premiere musical helmed by director Michael Mayer (Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Spring Awakening), with music and lyrics by Peter Lerman (winner of the Jonathan Larson Award), book by Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer, and choreography by Steven Hoggett (Once, American Idiot) will be a must-see theatrical event. In Brooklynite, Trey Swieskowski is an idealistic hardware store clerk who dreams of becoming a superhero. Astrolass, Brooklyn's most celebrated superhero, is determined to throw in the cape and live like a normal Brooklynite. When they meet they hatch a plan that will change their lives forever. But can they save Brooklyn when it suddenly teeters on the brink of disaster? Brooklynite is inspired by the real Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company located in Park Slope, with characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.
The Bullpen is an 18-character play written and performed by Joe Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. A man is arrested, arraigned and put on trial for a crime he claims he did not commit. Consequently he is judged by two systems of jurisprudence – one a jury of his peers in an actual courtroom and the other the fascinating and hilarious denizens of the bullpen in which he is being held. Mr. Assadourian mercurially transforms from character to character and court to court as the play steamrolls toward both verdicts that literally range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Lies, Lies, Lies. There are lies we tell ourselves and lies we tell others, lying just to make it through the day. What if there was a world where truth exists only to tell you...lies?
A charming and witty liar, Coal, revisits his life in a small West Virginia town, introducing the dicey and colorful characters of his past, while attempting to come to terms with the lies he told to change his truth. Represented by four separate yet united characters of Man, Woman, Girl and Boy, Coal tells us the audacious tale that he's never been able to share, and this wild story becomes an homage to the delicate art of lying.
Cafe Society was the hottest place in town! The legendary New York jazz venue was the first racially integrated club in the city and was famously "the wrong place for the right people."
From its idealistic anti-racist beginnings to its demise in the 'Red Scare' of the late 1940s, Cafe Society hosted stars including Lena Horne, Count Basie, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.
This holiday season 59E59 brings to life New York City's best-ever jazz club for three weeks only! Relive history with Evan Pappas, Cyrille Aimée, Allan Harris, Charenee Wade and the Cafe Society All-Star jazz band!
Following the misadventures of 12-year old Jennifer Jenkins, an awkward and adorable 12-year-old kid, Camp Kappawanna portrays the fear and excitement of leaving home for the first time. This lighthearted musical, inspired by Lisa Loeb's own nostalgic summer camp memories, has an acoustic sound that will take you back to nights spent around the camp fire.
Can Do Duck: The Musical is a positive motivational musical for children and families about believing in yourself and saying "I can".
The musical follows the story of two families, a human family and a duck family, as they learn to try new things, work as a team and learn to love and accept each other even with their individual differences.
The musical is based on the successful children's book series The Can Do Duck that has positively influenced and helped people overcome challenges all over the world.
NYC's premiere comedy nightclub, Cartolines on Broadway presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national stand-up circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design, and can accommodate over 250 people. A wide assortment of food and drink is available during the show, and fine dining is available before or after the show in the intimate supper lounge.
There is a two drink minimum for all shows
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, feature a line-up of rotating performers who read--in both solo and ensemble pieces-- the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will feature new selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, The Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and Vanna White.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter will also include some new, special 'celebrity mash-ups'--Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working 'it' out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are;" Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of 'diva-dom;" and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
John Kevin Jones brings A Christmas Carol's ghosts, graveyards, greed, and redemption to life in the manner of Charles Dickens himself. Based on Dickens' own performance text of A Christmas Carol, Summoners Ensemble has crafted a work of captivating storytelling that highlights Dickens' stunning narrative imagery and wry humor.
Perfect for the holidays, A Christmas Memory is an elegant, heart-warming, musical celebration of a traditional Southern Christmas. Set in Alabama in 1933, Memory tells the story of young Buddy, who is being raised by three eccentric cousins, and their last, precious Christmas together at home. As Buddy and his cousin Sook gather ingredients for their World-Famous Christmas Fruitcake (with one to be delivered to the Roosevelts in the White House!), we are drawn back into a sweet world of innocence… of a warmth and emotion that has all but disappeared.
Audience favorite Golden Dragon Acrobats return to the New Vic with awe-inspiring feats and displays of tremendous athleticism. Their newest show, Cirque Zíva, originally played at the Asbury Park Boardwalk's Paramount Theatre in 2011 and was the first summer run at the venue in its more than 80-year history. The troupe's 2005 New York debut at The New Victory earned them two Drama Desk nominations (Angela Chang for Best Choreography and Danny Chang for Most Unique Theatrical Experience). Danny Chang, the group's founder, producer and artistic director, is one of the world's leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics and has received the prestigious Medal for International Faith and Goodwill by the Republic of China's Coordination Council for North American Affairs. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have traveled to all 50 states and over 65 countries on five continents. We're thrilled to have them back on our stage in the Big Apple!
Cry, Trojans! originated as a co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company of Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare's Trojan War play. The Wooster Group has further adapted the collaboration independently, concentrating on the Trojan side of the story: the corruption of sincere love and the downfall of a noble hero.
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the new musical comedy that's anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to New York City – and fairy tales will never be the same!
A pact with the devil brings boundless knowledge and endless gratification. There's just one little catch…
Join Chris Noth as he teams up with director Andrei Belgrader to tackle Christopher Marlowe's ever-irreverent Doctor Faustus, which remains as ahead of its time today as it was when it first scandalized audiences some four hundred years ago.
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.
Dying for It is the story of Semyon, a man down on his luck, married to a nag, and out of options. When he decides to throw in the towel and kill himself, a deluge of sympathetic visitors descends upon him, determined to make him a martyr for their many causes. Swept up in the firestorm of attention, Semyon does take matters into his own hands, but not quite in the fashion that everyone expects. An outrageous satire on the hypocrisy and illogic of Soviet life, this play was banned by Stalin before it ever saw the light of day, and is now regarded as an under-known 20th century classic comedy.
Acclaimed Scottish playwright David Greig's The Events follows one survivor's search for compassion, peace and understanding in the wake of unthinkable violence. Delving into religion, faith, politics and reason, Ramin Gray's theatrically inventive production features a soaring soundtrack and a different choir at each performance. The Events was the hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it garnered five-star reviews, along with a Fringe First and the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award.
- Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken's voice, 5. Rollercoasters. In Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we will go for those we love.
Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Midwestern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way back through the world of fashion that won't give her size a second look. Sipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep.
Fabulous! is an exciting new comic farce. Two female impersonators meet a near-disaster after backing up Sue Flay, the worst drag diva in Paris. Now jobless and homeless, their salvation arrives in the form of a job offer as fabulous showgirls on the Queen Ethel May, a wacky cruise ship. The catch? They must keep their male identities a secret from everyone: the crew, the passengers, and some very determined male suitors. It's madcap adventure all around in the tradition of Some Like It Hot and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Fabulous! is where vintage musical comedy meets modern farce, a laugh-a-minute and a must-see!
Recently celebrating 20,000 performances in NYC- The romantic, funny "boy meets girl" tale, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow El Gallo as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, followed by pain and disillusionment. Ultimately, the boy and girl find their way back home and to one another. The score, which includes "Try To Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," is as timeless as the story itself. The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances! Call 212-921-7862 for details.
Fashions for Men is a comedy of character by Ferenc Molnár, set in a high-class haberdashery in Budapest (serving both men and women). The shop's owner, Peter Juhasz, is a saintly beacon of decency who only sees the good in everyone—making him easy prey for the sinners who surround him. When his wife steals his last dollar and runs off with his top salesman, Peter is on his own, facing bankruptcy. Will he wise up and learn to protect himself from those who would take advantage of his goodness? Or will he persist in seeing the world through the rose-colored lens of his own compassion?
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.
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!
Award-winning composer Dave Malloy presents Ghost Quartet, a new song cycle about love, death, and whiskey. A camera breaks and four friends drink in four interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a treehouse astronomer and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"; a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade and the ghost of Thelonious Monk; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder. Throughout these four stories, two women cross paths, sometimes as strangers, sometimes as sisters, sometimes as lovers, sometimes as mother and daughter.
Blurring the line between theater and contemporary music performance, Ghost Quartet will be staged in the round in an intimate setting within The McKittrick Hotel, with the musicians seated among the audience. The piece is scored for four voices, cello, guitars, dulcimer, autoharp, piano, keyboards and percussion, and is inspired by murder ballads, doo-wop, angular bebop, Chinese folk, Islamic adhan, and the music of Bernard Herrmann and George Crumb.
Atlantic presents an intimate revival of these two haunting short plays by their co-founder and one of America's most influential dramatists, David Mamet, directed by Ensemble member Scott Zigler (Broadway's The Old Neighborhood).
The Shawl is the story of bereaved woman who consults a smalltime mystic for guidance. As the mystic collects clues to make contact with the dearly departed, will he help this woman through her grief, or merely help himself?
In Prairie du Chien, a railroad car speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a story of obsessive jealousy, murder and suicide, punctuated by a friendly card game that explodes into a moment of menace.
Join the crew of the Riley Rose as they put a piratical twist on a Holiday Classic-- along with your help! Help them fill in their missing bits of script and laugh-out-loud as they improvise songs, scenes and more in this musical holiday adventure!
Flung in to the future by a befuddled Sea Witch, a crew of misfit pirates now has only one chance of returning home: performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage! But when their script is partially obscured by the ink of an angry squid, these pirates-turned-players must now improvise their musical adventure based on their audience's suggestions! Don't miss this interactive, improvised musical the New York Times says, "provides more laughs than there are bones in Davy Jones's Locker!"
Celebrated playwright Rajiv Joseph (Broadway's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) brings a bold and surprising new play to Atlantic.
In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal- an event that shakes their respective worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concept of friendship, beauty and duty, and changes them forever.
This early satirical sendup helped Gilbert and Sullivan chart a new course for modern musical theatre. Lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw has a problem. Or rather, two. He's fallen for the Captain's daughter, Josephine, and to make matters worse, she's been promised to the haughty Sir Joseph Porter. And although Josephine's heart beats only for Ralph, she agrees to be a dutiful daughter and accept her role as Sir Joseph's wife. Normally Sir Joseph would boast his appreciation of equality among men, but when Ralph and Josephine eventually try to elope, he flip flops his position. Speaking of flipping and flopping… Little Buttercup, the bumbling former "baby farmer" admits her mistake from many years before – that Ralph was really born to the Captain's parents, and vice versa. In the end, much rejoicing begins, as everyone finally finds true love. Even Little Buttercup!
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow
Directed by Thomas Kail
Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton
From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton.
Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is.
From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, HAMILTON is an exploration of a political mastermind.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.
HAMILTON is produced with the support of Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, and Jill Furman. HAMILTON is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.
"To be, or not to be? That is the question." Generation after generation of great actors have gone on to give their own unique and personal answer to Hamlet's most famous query. Actor Peter Sarsgaard (Uncle Vanya) reunites with director Austin Pendleton for what promises to be a riveting and contemporary take on this timeless classic.
Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things- finding his real mother, and playing the famous Gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of the queen, his mother. Hamlet In Bed is a twisty and darkly comic story about mothers and sons. About what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now. And about families- the ones we're born into, and the ones we find along the way.
Within a pulsating dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Here Lies Love is neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but an immersive theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment to go beyond Imelda's near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the tragic consequences of the abuse of power.
Holiday Brass - December 14 at 3pm
An afternoon of joyful music and holiday favorites, starring the Philharmonic's Brass and Percussion Ensemble.
Handel's Messiah - December 16, 17, 18, 20 at 7:30pm and December 19 at 2pm
"The trumpets made for a sizzling 'Hallelujah'." — NY Times
Holidays with the Philharmonic - December 19 at 8pm and December 20 at 2pm
Whoopi Goldberg and Mo Rocca each give their spin on The Night Before Christmas — just one highlight of this festive program of holiday classics.
New Year's Eve: A Gershwin Celebration - December 31 at 7:30pm
The Philharmonic serves up an all-Gershwin celebration with jazz superstar Dianne Reeves.
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.
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.
Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father David proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her Off Broadway debut…and things unravel from there. Halley Feiffer's dark, probing and very funny new play pulls the audience into the middle of a deeply complicated relationship and sheds new light on the eternal struggles of parents and children to find common ground.
iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits on "America's Got Talent" and then took to the road, performing for awestruck crowds around the world. Now, iLuminate takes you on a fantastical journey in the latest production of their New York show, "Artist of Light," which tells the story of Jacob, a talented young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. He takes comfort in his magical paintbrush, which grants him the power to turn the characters of his imagination into living, breathing creatures.
When a jealous bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, turning Jacob 's sweet creations into horrifying monsters, he must face danger without the help of his miraculous tool. He fights to save his town and friends, all while knowing the paintbrush that brought him so much joy is now a weapon in the hands of a villain bent on destruction. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop to breaking and using the power of light. We invite you to join us for "Artist of Light," an original and wholly unforgettable theatrical experience!
When Sally Wright returns to her dead end rural northeast town after losing her athletic scholarship, she's forced to face her beer guzzling father, wayward brother, and the dearth of hope in her impoverished town. She starts carrying her shotgun wherever she goes, and buries herself in books about Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, John Brown, and Timothy McVeigh. She begins escaping into an interior world where their spirits talk to her, telling stories of their resistance to injustice. Yet even as she immerses herself in the lives of insurgents and clutches her shotgun to her chest, the bleak oppression of a life without opportunity threatens to poison her spirit.
Venture back Into The Woods as Roundabout Theatre Company presents the acclaimed McCarter Theatre Center and Fiasco Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. With only 10 actors, one piano and boundless imagination, this witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is Into the Woods like you've never seen it before!
Including dazzling songs like "Children Will Listen" and "No One Is Alone," this stripped-down, thrillingly clever new version made Ben Brantley of The New York Times fall "head over heels." Mind the wolf, heed the witch and honor the giant in the sky at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) makes his New York Theatre Workshop debut with The Invisible Hand, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls). The Invisible Hand follows Nick Bright, an American stock broker, into a terrifying world of kidnapping and torture in a remote region of Pakistan. As Nick negotiates to save his own life, he begins to see his captors in a new light. This new play is a chilling and complex look at how far we will go to save ourselves and the devastating ramifications of our individual actions.
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.
John and Jen is a musical about brothers and sisters and parents and children. It tells the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world.
Lady, Be Good ushered in the Golden Age of Broadway, from the mid‐'20s until the early '40s, when Broadway musicals were opportunities for great songwriters, great songs, and great performers. The Gershwins (George was hot off the triumph of Rhapsody in Blue) delivered a jazz‐age score that featured "Fascinatin' Rhythm," as well as a song that got unaccountably dropped during the show's try out in Philadelphia, "The Man I Love." The stars of the show included Fred and Adele Astaire playing a penniless brother and sister who crash a garden party in hopes of some quick nourishment.
Part concert and part biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century, told with a story and 31 songs including "Imagine," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Revolution," "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds," "All You Need is Love," "Come Together," "Help," "Working Class Hero," "Mother," "Jealous Guy," and more.
Let the Right One In is a brutal and tender vampire myth told through the turbulence of a coming-of-age romance. Oskar, a lonely boy from a broken home, is bullied at school and longing for friendship. Eli, the young girl who moves in next door, doesn't attend school and rarely leaves home.When a series of mysterious killings plagues the neighborhood, these two young misfits, sensing in each other a kindred spirit, forge a deep connection. But the shocking truth about one of them tests their young friendship — and love — beyond all imaginable limits.
The Lion is Scheuer's raw, true story of love, loss, family loyalty, and the redemptive power of music. From his complicated relationship with his father, to beating Hodgkins lymphoma at 29 years old, The Lion is an inspiring coming-of-age story at its finest.
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.
On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can't outrun her demons forever.
Laced with wisdom, wit and grace, Little Children Dream of God is a timely new drama about learning to start a new life by facing the one you left behind.
Before Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid, there was a sinister little houseplant saying, "Feed me." Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's giddy, gory musical Little Shop of Horrors was their first major hit, running Off-Broadway for five years and spawning a 1986 cult-classic film. Now the show returns to City Center in a one-night-only event starring Tony Award nominee Ellen Greene, who sailed to theater immortality as Little Shop's original "Audrey."
This collection of short plays, including three new pieces, is a mixture of humor, intellect, and farce and is a transformative step in Mr. Ives' mastery of the one-act form.
Lonesome Traveler celebrates the legacy of folk as the soundtrack of social change and moral revolution. Employing nine singer/musicians dramatizing some of the key moments in the history of the American folk revival, Lonesome Traveler features classic songs such as "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "This Land Is Your Land," "Puff the Magic Dragon," and "Maggie's Farm." Weaving together a tapestry of the venues and historic circumstances that put folk at the core of the great changes that swept American society from 1958 through to the early 1970s, Lonesome Traveler celebrates the legacy of folk as the soundtrack of social change and moral revolution.
A funny, frazzled couple - one Jewish, one Asian-American - careens from first date to old age. Their journey illuminates the challenges and joys of any long-term relationship along the way.
Adapted from the two-character play An Infinite Ache by David Schulner, Long Story Short covers a romance and 50-year marriage in 95 minutes and 17 songs.
She is a French singer. He is a New York musician who has a history with Paris. Connected by music, they embark on a surreal journey though NYC on a rainy evening, intersecting with various characters including a street musician who may be more than what he seems.
A hopelessly romantic New York story of differences and attraction, of struggling artists and unlikely meetings.
She's a French singer lost in New York. He's a New York musician who dreams of his time in Paris.
Connected by music, they embark on a surreal journey through the City on a stormy night, intersecting with its curious inhabitants who may be more than they appear.
Manhattan Parisienne is a World Premiere by the librettist and lyricist of Les Misésrables and Miss Saigon, Alain Boublil.
Gift a 2-Play Subscription to MCC Theater's remaining 2014/2015 plays from just $89, including The Nether starring Emmy Award Winner Merritt Weaver (Nurse Jackie) and Permission by Robert Askins (Hand to God.)
New York Premier! A relationship is followed from its giddy beginning to its unhappy end, replete with a running commentary from a "Peanut Gallery" of friends, examining the different expectations of the sexes, the sexual nitty gritty, the how and why it all goes wonderful and then goes to smash, all done in a wildly exuberant theatrical style.
Turgenev's masterpiece chronicles the comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna's young son. Soon Natalya (Taylor Schilling) is interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her long suffering friend, Rakitin (Peter Dinklage), who is hopelessly and secretly smitten with her. A beautifully nuanced meditation on the nature of unrequited love.
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.
A funny and deeply moving story of three fading performers who act, sing, and dance every night, Music Hall explores the vulnerability of the life of a theater artist and what it takes to endure it year after year.
With the New York premiere of Music Hall, TUTA Theatre Chicago remains true to their trademark style of infusing musicality into the heart of their work.
French writer, Jean-Luc Lagarce, has in recent years risen from obscurity to become one of the most widely produced playwrights in all of Europe. Director Zeljko Djukic returns to Lagarce, after previously directing two critically acclaimed U.S. premieres of his work.
Written and directed by Zimmerman, My Son the Waiter tells the story of how Zimmerman, now pushing 60, waited tables in New York for a mind-numbing 29 years, before finally taking himself seriously enough to study stand-up comedy, and write a one-man show about waiting until his mid-50s to perform on stage.
The Mystery of Love and Sex is the story of four individuals whose lives remain inextricably intertwined over time. Charlotte and Jonny are two college students, long-time friends since the age of 9. As their relationship turns romantic, over her parents' objections, an onslaught of truths about their past is unleashed, threatening not only their relationship with each other but with their families as well.
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.
Bayside! The Musical! is the hilarious and unauthorized musical parody of TV's Saved by the Bell! Will Zack and Kelly break up?! Will Slater quit wrestling forever?! Who will develop an incurable caffeine addiction?! Will Screech die?! Find out this and much, much, much more at Bayside! The Musical!
There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies--with no consequences in the "real" world. Or so it seems… until a young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within--and outside of--this new frontier.
Beautiful and bizarre, playful and perverse, Nevermore — The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a whimsical and chilling musical play about the enigmatic writer who has fascinated the world for more than a century. With haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft, Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, nightmare and waking life. Equally engaging for fans of Poe and for those who know little about him, Nevermore is a unique theatrical experience that takes audiences on an unforgettable journey.
This autobiographical 1998 musical from Tony Award winner William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) is a medical tragedy as seen through the zany iris of a Looney Tunes short. After struggling composer Gordon Michael Schwinn (Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff) collapses face-first into a plate of spaghetti, he is diagnosed with a brain tumor and is forced to come to terms with his creative ambitions and the lovable screw-ups in his life: an overbearing mother, a ruthless kiddie-show host named Mr. Bungee, and a boyfriend who'd "rather be sailing."
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!
In The Oldest Boy, Tenzin, the toddler son of an American woman and a Tibetan man, is recognized as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher. Differing cultures contend with competing ideas of faith and love when two monks seek permission to take Tenzin to a monastery in India to begin his training as a spiritual master. His parents must decide whether to send their young son away or keep him home.
Paint Your Wagon, set in a mining camp in Gold Rush–era California, is the story of a dreaming gold miner and his daughter whose world is changed when the daughter finds gold—and love— near their camp.
Signature and Ireland's renowned Field Day Theatre Company are thrilled to present the U.S. premiere of 1996-97 Playwright-in-Residence Sam Shepard's A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations). This dark, fragmented, modern-day take on Oedipus Rex premiered in Derry, Ireland and features Academy Award-nominee Stephen Rea in the canonical central role, alongside a cast of actors from both sides of the Atlantic.
Warren Manzi's long-running mystery, Perfect Crime, is about a small-town detective determined to prove that an affluent psychiatrist murdered her husband.
Perfect Crime offers guided backstage tours at all performances! Call 212-921-7862 for details.
In a swift 75 minutes of family fun, and with an original score richly layered in blues, rock, rap and gospel influences, Piggy Nation follows Sammy Hamhock, a little pig excited to be on summer vacation following his Dad to work on Piggy Patrol, issuing tickets for piggy behavior. But is his Dad being a piggy too? Will Sammy lose the girl of his dreams, the lovely Lacey Leppard, because of his Dad's piggy behavior? Can Sammy teach his Dad not to be a piggy? Piggy Nation battles the rude behavior found all around us, in a colorful and amusing update of the golden rule. Lessons in thoughtfulness and consideration shine in this family musical for kids ages 3-10 and their parents and grandparents too!
A minty green pill—medication or sugar? Louise is working on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug. As her work in the lab navigates the blurry lines between perception and deception, more and more these same questions pertain to her life at home. With uncanny insight and unparalleled wit, Melissa James Gibson's affectionate comedy examines slippery truths and the power of crossed fingers.
This is David and Jamillah Lamb producers of Platanos Y Collard Greens, over the years fans have asked us to add a West Indian character to the play. Well we've gone way beyond that! Starting this Fall we are pleased to offer our hilarious, expanded spin on the untold story of Caribbean, African-American and Latino relations - Platanos, Collard Greens Y Callaloo.
Come see this hilarious tale of love, family drama and politics. You think Angelita's mom was hard on Freeman, wait till you see what happens the first time Pops met Freeman's Jamaican mother! If you think OK and Nilsa made you laugh before, now you will laugh till it hurts when they set out to become Soca's biggest stars! She still wants to know 'What's Wrong With The Chocolate" but will Malady fall under the love spell of a young Machel Montano wanna be?
Audiences fell in love with Platanos Y Collard Greens because it made them laugh out loud and believe in love. Now Platanos, Collard Greens Y Callaloo will make you laugh even harder and believe in love even more!Come stand up and cheer at the power of love.
Eddie manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello—a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can't serve enough Soup, Salad and Breadstick Specials to make his hometown feel like home. Against the harsh backdrop of Samuel D. Hunter's Idaho, this heartbreaking comedy is a cry for connection in an increasingly lonely American landscape.
Atlantic welcomes the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning author of I Am My Own Wife and Quills for the world premiere of his latest work, commissioned by the company.
Norway's most celebrated sculptor is commissioned to create the last official portrait of the country's most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. With his inimitable wit and insight, Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten.
From the creators of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Preludes is a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov. After the disastrous premiere of his first symphony, the young Rachmaninov suffers from writer's block. He begins daily sessions with a therapeutic hypnotist, in an effort to overcome depression and return to composing.
Armed with their notepads and recorders, The Civilians crossed the mountain range that divides Hollywood from the "other Hollywood"—the San Fernando Valley, world capital of porn. The Civilians' crew conducted interviews and visited sets to get an insider's glimpse into a world that is far more than the sum of its (very) visible parts. The creative team learned firsthand that the words of one interviewee, the legendary Nina Hartley, were quite true: "sex on camera is far less sexy and far more ridiculous than you might think." The Civilians' time in the Valley captured a singular time in our culture; this digital era that's radically transformed the business of sex. Pretty Filthy is ultimately a story about trying to make a life and a living in an ever-changing world—a task that's all the more complicated when your work is so intimately tied to customer "satisfaction."
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.
Cynthia Nixon makes her directorial debut with this tense workplace thriller by Joel Drake Johnson that examines the realities of so-called "post-racial" America. Dianne Wiest and Tonya Pinkins star as once-friendly co-workers who are driven apart by their white boss' machinations. A chilling power struggle ensues that spins wildly out of control. Rasheeda Speaking is an incisive and shocking black comedy that keeps you in its claustrophobic grip until its final moment.
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!
A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby (Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (frequent Lindsay-Abaire collaborator and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke), she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. As heartfelt as it is deliciously inappropriate, this hilarious world premiere marks the author's sixth collaboration with MTC.
Set in the 1980's, this powerful drama explores the dysfunctional dynamics at work beneath an affluent African-American family's appearance of perfection. Husband & father Leon Becker refuses to believe anything is wrong with his family, and is equally unattached from his ethnic soul. Wife & mother Sylvia is on the verge of alcoholism and is threatened by her cunning daughter in the home and perhaps the bedroom. Meanwhile, son Mason, at odds with his father, leaves his Ivy League college to come home and fix his family...by any devastating means necessary.
Riddled with international intrigue, Tom Dulack's astonishingly prescient play (conceived in 2007) imagines a world where the first black African Pope is in the Vatican, and the first 3rd party President in American history is in power.
With America under threat and a full-scale civil war raging in Syria, the President must act. Will the Pope intervene directly in American foreign policy in Syria, or can he be made to acquiesce?
A topical, provocative piece of theater that is also a blistering thriller!
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!
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.
In the spring of 2011, five weeks into the civil uprising in Syria, we find Jameel, a 40-year-old Syrian-American writer in his New York apartment waiting for a houseguest to arrive from DC. Haytham, 15 years Jameel's senior, a Syrian ex-patriot and a leader in the anti-Syrian government movement has come to New York on business. Jameel is overwhelmed with excitement to have someone of Haytham's stature in his home and the two share stories from their younger days in Syria. An unclear tension starts brewing between the two leading them into a re-examination of their lives and a revelation of how their different pasts have intertwined and forced them into choices that neither ever imagined.
Showgirls! The Musical! follows the beautiful drifter with a secret past, Nomi, as she journeys from stripper to showgirl in Las Vegas. What will Nomi sacrifice on her rise to fame? Who will she sleep with along the way? Will she ever like brown rice and vegetables?
Showgirls! The Musical! has been met with universal critical acclaim from The New York Times, Gawker, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post, Logo, Slate, The Huffington Post, After Ellen, After Elton and Queerty.
Shows For Days is playwright Douglas Carter Beane's fond remembrance of his immersion into a life in the theater. The comedy is set in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1973, when 14-year old Car, the play's narrator and the author's alter-ego, is introduced to the world of theater through his local community theatre, the Prometheus Theatre, and its devoted cast and crew which is led by Irene, an indomitable force of nature whose life is dedicated to putting on productions she directs, designs and stars in.
Shut Up Sit Down & Eat is the hilarious journey of emotional dysfunction - Italian Style! When a therapist fails to arrive on time for a group therapy session, four impatient Italian Americans decide to take their issues into their own hands. Performed over 120 times at theatres, comedy clubs, and casinos around the country, Shut Up Sit Down & Eat was nominated by The Off Broadway Alliance for Best Unique Theatrical Experience. The play is considered a "plomedy," which the Urban Dictionary defines as "a genre of theatrical event that blends the wit of stand-up comedy with the intensity of a one-man show presented in an innovative play format by professional comedians."
Part con-man, part conjurer and all entertainer, Simon Lovell's Strange and Unusual Hobbies is a show and tell into the devious mind and methods of hustlers, hucksters and cheats. A "raving nutter," Simon's acts of deception are powerful and his execution flawless, as he takes audiences through his wild collection of tricks and cheats. A hilarious and awe-inspiring evening of pure entertainment by one the most potent and radical innovators in the arcane arts of cheating, practical jokes, off the wall humor and more! Beware of trying the material at home. Several of Simon's stunts have landed him in serious trouble with the authorities!
"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."
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.
It's 1964 Brooklyn and Rocco Lazarra is returning home to face his family after having suffered a nervous breakdown. His fiery wife, Filumena, longs for her native Sicily, while their two sons hope for a better life. As secrets are revealed, everyone is forced to re-examine their relationships, fears and dreams in this explosive family drama. Don't miss this new version of Pintauro's play starring Robert Cuccioli and Angelina Fiordellisi, and directed by Valentina Fratti.
Soul Doctor is an exhilarating musical journey through the triumphs and tribulations of a cultural phenomenon. It tells the fascinating story of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach, and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone.
A modern-day troubadour, Shlomo ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, transformative storytelling and boundless love. After his escape from Nazi Germany, the young Rabbi befriended the legendary jazz singer Nina Simone who introduced him to soul and gospel music. With the "High Priestess of Soul" as his inspiration, Shlomo created a joyous new sound with melodies that fused his roots with American popular music.
With his meteoric rise as a "Rock Star Rabbi," he struggled to harmonize his traditional beliefs with the "free love" generation of the 1960s. Today, his uplifting music and message help to define America's most defiant era.
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.
In 1702, an eccentric English doctor travels to China with hopes that the medicine of the East holds the key to unlocking the mechanics of the human pulse. But it's his wife who makes a momentous discovery when she falls for their translator and discovers that there is more than one way to fill the heart.
Following a sold-out engagement in Shanghai, Gold No Trade's new bilingual Mandarin/English play about mistranslation, Chinese medicine and the complexities of the human heart is a comedy riot!
Using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish, Jeff Achtem presents a gurgling adventure about life in a swamp, with an eye-popping 3D shadow puppet finale. Swamp Juice is a playful and immersive experience, for all ages. Watch out for the jellyfish!
Patriarch Max has died, leaving behind two sons, Brett and Alec, and a lover Vivi. All three reunite for one evening in Vivi's New York apartment. Secrets, passions and ghosts of the past emerge for this trio as each of them faces an uncertain future.
Politics is dirty – but politicians are dirtier. The truth is laid hysterically bare in Tail! Spin!, a wildly inventive new comedy drawn verbatim from the leaked e-mails, raunchy texts and tell-tale tweets that brought down politicians Anthony ("I Was Hacked") Weiner, Mark ("Appalachian Trail") Sanford, Larry ("Wide Stance") Craig, and Mark ("Underage Page") Foley. Using only the actual words of the disgraced politicians, their paramours, and the skeptical media they tried so hard to spin, Tail! Spin! winningly weaves an intricate, overlapping narrative of the power of sex--and the sex lives of the powerful. Created by NPR contributor Mario Correa and directed by Tony®-nominee Dan Kenechtges (Lysistrata Jones, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Tail! Spin! features a cast of five led by former SNL star Rachel Dratch, as the "Wives, Tails, Beards and Barbara Walters.
Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine, Parts I And II was last seen in New York sixty years ago. Michael Boyd, former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, stages both parts of the wildly popular play that launched Christopher Marlowe's career in the late 1580s. John Douglas Thompson (Macbeth and Othello for Theatre for a New Audience) stars as Tamburlaine, the unstoppable and ferocious low-born conqueror who humbles kings and emperors, sweeping methodically across vast territories while gathering ever more strength from his driving will, his boundless self-image, and his astonishing outpouring of stunning verse.
Nineteen actors play sixty roles in this magisterial yet tightly conceived epic event that chronicles Tamburlaine's rise from upstart Scythian shepherd to ruler of Persia (Part I), and then his strangely precipitous, grief-suffused fall (Part II). Shocking and awesome, repellent and fascinating in equal measure, Marlowe's hero is disturbingly modern. Edited by Michael Boyd, the two parts will be combined into one quick-moving, four-hour evening with a thirty-minute intermission.
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 York Theatre Company continues to push the boundaries of musical theatre with this tapestry of regional American music. Based on true events, Texas in Paris is the musical journey of a man and a woman — one white, one black – invited to France to perform at the Maison des Cultures du Monde. They have never met, have no professional singing experience, and face the challenge of working together and co-existing in an unfamiliar world. Apprehensive of each other, they struggle with preconceptions but forge a surprising spiritual bond that transforms their on-stage performance and their lives.
Burlesque entertainer and performer dujour The Incredible, Edible, Akynos and the legendary WOW Cafè Theater satisfy the thirst for flesh with Thick, a variety zaftig revue!
First Thursdays of the month, experience burlesque, dance, singing, drag and a whole lot of other shenanigans. DJ Administer aka Mr. Speaker keeps the crowd moving with his music selections. Drinks are a steal and afterwards you can sit back and throw a few back with the entertainers.
Carmina Slovenica is a Slovenian "vocal theatre" company, world renowned for their unconventional choral storytelling, adding opera, drama, and movement. In Toxic Psalms, the almost sinister music mirrors the unspeakable violences and victimizations across our world today. Channeling ancient and modern humanities, the ensemble of 34 young women invokes Africa, the Middle East, Pussy Riot, weapons, extinctions, contaminations and abuses of religions —everywhere violence against others is exalted and deified. In the age of #YesAllWomen and #NotOneMore, Carmina Slovenica is a mighty arsenal for fighting back, igniting the anthem that "something has to be done."
Toxic Psalms is a part of the Prototype Festival, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with significant support from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Charles and Cerise Jacobs Fund for New Opera, and The Reed Foundation. Prototype is a collaboration between Beth Morrison Projects and HERE.
Toxic Psalms is co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects, HERE and Carmina Slovenica.
Crackling and quick-moving, The Two Gentlemen of Verona may well have been Shakespeare's first play. A seemingly simple tale of shifting devotions among mismatched lovers, it helped launch the genre of rom-com. Yet its delightful madcap surface conceals undercurrents, as its putative hero proves a cad and a faithless friend.
Fiasco Theater's zesty and streamlined six-actor Cymbeline was a highlight of TFANA's 2011 season. In Two Gentlemen, which premiered at Folger Theatre, the company's acute understanding of text, spare design and brilliantly versatile use of props, accessories, original music, and shifting accents combine to create a charming, nuanced and magical experience. Letters fall from the flies, rope-ladders materialize out of nowhere, and a handful of actors transform into outlaws, clowns, servants, and even a grumpy, ungrateful dog.
It's 1992. Hank is struggling to keep his legendary rock club going amid changing times and changing tastes. When his beloved daughter, Lena, starts dating a rising star DJ, Hank must contend with the destructive power of the next big thing.
It's 1992. Hank is struggling to keep his legendary rock club going amid changing times and changing tastes. When his beloved daughter, Lena, starts dating a rising star DJ, Hank must contend with the destructive power of the next big thing.
Two teenage girls dream of escaping their dusty Australian town--by digging a hole to China! When a Tokyo businessman crawls out of the hole, the girls get a glimpse of an exotic world different from their own. But being different can be dangerous in a dead-end town--especially when a mysterious beast is about!
Developed at Dixon Place and the Sydney Theatre Company, Underland is a funny, irreverent, and magical play of love, loss and animal attacks.
In Verité, Josephine, a stay-at-home mom and struggling writer, is offered an unusual deal for her memoir: she has to make her life exciting enough to publish. As mysterious and even sinister events start happening to her, Josephine has to decide how far she is willing to go to make her life into art, and whether it's all coincidence or if someone is determined to make sure her memoir is a best-seller at any cost.
Meet Beth and Doug: two people who have no problems getting dates with their partners of choice. What they do have, however, is a very awkward encounter after spending one hot night together following a drunken wedding reception they attend. They wake up to a blurry morning where the rules of attraction, sex and society are waiting for them before their first cup of coffee, which leads them to ponder how much they really know about each other and how much they really care about what other people think. The Way We Get By is a play about love and lust and the whole damn thing.
An extension of the Fuerza Bruta family, WAYRA takes the audience on a thrill ride from beginning to end, with an extra 20 minutes of heart thrashing fun, fast paced and upbeat live music, on-stage musicians and breathtaking aerial displays. The newly designed set and scenes are sure to present fans with fresh experiences and guarantee that Fuerza Bruta WAYRA will be a theatrical thrill that floods the senses.
Filled with hope, humanity and humor, Wiesenthal is the inspiring true story of Simon Wiesenthal. Sometimes referred to as "the Jewish James Bond," Wiesenthal escaped death at the hands of Hitler's S.S., lost 89 family members, and devoted more than six decades to bringing Nazi war criminals to justice. Part memoir and part spy thriller, Dugan's play introduces us to Wiesenthal on the day before his retirement as he welcomes his final group of Americans to his office in The Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna.
Join the adventures of the Kratt Brothers and discover the science behind incredible animals in Wild Kratts Live!
Martin and Chris Kratt, the real-life stars of PBS's Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts, come to NYU Skirball in an all new theatrical stage show based on the hit animated television series. Always ready to help animals that need them, Martin and Chris engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts adventure, tapping into the powers of some of their favorite animals to save the day.
The brothers encounter some amazing facts about animals as they rescue their animal friend and return it to its natural home to live free and in the wild! Experience, live-on-stage, the astounding "creature" fundamentals, and the infectious excitement of the Kratt Brothers that make the hit television seriesWild Kratts so popular with kids and their families.
And remember to join us one hour before the show in the lobby for a fun and educational activity!
Andrew Lippa's tragic Jazz Age love story The Wild Party follows 1920s party girl Queenie (two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster) over the course of one decadent, booze-soaked night as she encounters vaudevillians, hookers, and a handsome stranger (Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry) who offers the hope of a less tawdry life. The Wild Party is based on Joseph Moncure March's searing 1928 narrative poem of the same name, and premiered Off-Broadway in 2000.
The hilarity, war, and regular mayhem of family life, spin out of control when the financial crisis hits and the Mackey family is forced to make big changes. Everything is off. Dad's in pajamas. Nothing is as it's supposed to be. It takes the kids (and cat and dog) to set things straight. Daring those they love most to be not just heroes - but superheroes
Mexican food. Beyoncé Knowles. Your father. Winners or losers? Longtime collaborators Marcus and Jamie play a simple game that becomes anything but. A fierce and funny epic about what friendship can sustain.
On the cusp of turning 40, Marcus Youssef and James Long got an email from a mutual friend touting a self-help pyramid scheme. This unexpected note inspired the two men to take a frank look at their own lives. Directed by Chis Abraham, Winners and Loser brings three of Canada's most innovative and exciting theater artists to Soho Rep. for the first time.
The Woodsman is the untold story of Oz's Tin Woodsman, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. A lonely woodsman from the Land of Oz must embark on a harrowing journey to protect the love of his life from her evil guardian, the Wicked Witch of the East. Through puppetry, movement, and song, Strangemen & Co. presents a hauntingly beautiful and ultimately heartbreaking twist on the forgotten writings of L. Frank Baum.
Unwanted from the moment she's born, Sunny is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny's bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people.
Critically acclaimed when it debuted at London's National Theatre, The World of Extreme Happiness makes its American premiere in a co-production with Chicago's Goodman Theatre. "Hard-hitting and bruisingly funny" (Time Out London), this epic new drama by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig is as fierce and unflinching as the world it examines. Eric Ting directs.
Zorba! is John Kander and Fred Ebb's galvanic re‐imagining of Nikos Kazantzakis's best‐selling tale of a larger than life Greek jack‐of‐all‐trades who "lives every day as if it will be his last."