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Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes, Menorah Horah is going tropical! Our evening of music, laughs, and burlesque will keep your dreidel spinning on the beach all night long!
Starring the Schlep Sisters Featuring Minnie Tonka, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Evil Hate Monkey, Dangrrr Doll, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Lil Miss Lixx, Cherry Pitz, and Fancy Feast Hosted by Bastard Keith With DJ Momotaro & Seedy Edie as our kitten & Kismet Katie as our raffle girl!
222 W. 23rd St. is a play about a woman who, on the brink of homelessness, lands at the Chelsea Hotel, unaware of its famed history, seedy reputation, and colorful residents. Unable to get her life "together," her rent becomes in arrears and her whole existence morphs into keeping the hotel manager, Stanley Bard, from kicking her out.
Introducing Sofia Sarlat for her debut feature at the club! Sofia will be performing an intimate cabaret show featuring some of the best Latin jazz in New York City.
Emerging and established choreographers of all dance forms showcasing short new work.
New York City's finest improvisers join forces with the city's finest poets in a unique format: part comedy, part poetry, part theater, part UNPREDICTABILITY. It all begins with an exquisite corpse (aka poem) written collaboratively by the audience. After that the improvisers delve in, building a world around the themes and imagery of the poem, populating it with a cast of characters who are funny, tragic, and in between. Fueling the proceedings is the work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the world. (Among the cast are performers and poets featured on This American Life, the Onion, and Chicago's Second City.) The whole shebang ends with the performance of a poem inspired by the show and written on the spot.
Amateur Night at the Apollo is live entertainment with a history. This weekly talent competition began in 1934 and within months became a leading showcase for emerging performers. Among its early winners was a 15-year-old Ella Fitzgerald. Since then the series has launched the careers of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill.
Today Amateur Night attracts performers and audiences from around the world. Audience members, known for their toughness and expectation that contestants "be good or be gone," gleefully choose the winners.
AMP is a multimedia solo horror play inspired by the writings of Mary Shelley, Luigi Galvani's discovery of "animal electricity," the birth of modern feminism, and the monsters society creates. This work explores scientist Luigi Galvani's discovery of animal electricity in 1790, the ways it informed the creation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as well as the development of electroshock therapy in the 1950s. As Mary Shelley begins the process of writing Frankenstein in 1816, her writings are interwoven with film interviews from inside an asylum with a woman who auditions for the Boston Symphony during their first historic "blind auditions" in 1952.
A trip that lasted longer than planned. A family that's starting to pull back. An endless love that proved to be finite. Back Home is a song cycle about love lost, identity, emigration, and adulthood.
Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In Bad With Money, he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem — or get rich trying. In this gripping play-by-play of some his biggest mistakes and their consequences, Rimalower offers a no-holds-barred self-portrait of an addict and casts light on an under-examined taboo. "People tend to be familiar now with alcohol and drug abuse — and I've got those too," the writer-performer says. "But spending money I don't have is really my drug of choice. And considering how many people suffer from the same problem, it's staggering how seldom that is discussed."
BAMcafé Live is a free weekly performance series, featuring a mix of live music in a bar and lounge space. Performances span jazz, R&B, Afro-pop, Latin, rock, experimental music, and spoken-word poetry. Duncan Sheik, Billy Martin, Survival Soundz, Tracie Morris, and Carl Hancock Rux are among the series' alums.
Experience the magic of Broadway like never before at Blank! The Musical, an astonishing and hysterical next-generation theatrical sensation. Each night, a talented ensemble takes to the stage — with no script, no rehearsal, and no idea what will happen — to perform a brand-new smash hit musical…that you help to create!
Building a Real Boy sheds light the critical issues surrounding freedom of information and privacy on the internet. This show is devised from Aaron Swartz's writing, blog, and journal entries, interviews with colleagues, friends, and family, and court transcripts. Building a Real Boy has been created collaboratively by a team of performers, directors, writers, and designers. Since computer programming and social networking were a key component to Swartz's life, we are experimenting with utilizing social networking and new media during the development and performance of this piece. Elements of this piece will include live tweeting from audience members in the space and around the world.
The Cabaret Showdown is a monthly game show produced by Sound Street Productions in association with FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade. This unique competition is a mixture of live karaoke and musical improvisation, with a game board. Contestants are asked to choose songs from various categories with no knowledge of what the song will be until 30 seconds before they sing. The winner from each month receives a free one-hour showcase performance presented at the Kraine Theater the following month.
Love Creek invites you to join them in celebrating Christmas American-style, and our gift to you are two plays.
The first, Where the Snowflakes Bloom, is by Love Creek founder Le Wilhelm. This is only one of Le's many holiday plays, but always especially poignant and moving. On a very cold Christmas Eve, the night watchman at a New York office building must make a choice between helping two homeless women stay warm or losing his job.
Also, we are very proud to present The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder. Time moves by in blinks of the eyes for the Bayard family as Christmas dinners come and go and come and go for 90 years. The play ponders what lasts, what truly endures, and what is fleeting and momentary.
Since 2004, ComedySportz New York has been entertaining fans with the fastest and funniest form of improv comedy in the Big Apple. Two teams of improvisers vie for points in a hilarious competition by playing a series of improv games, similar to what you may have seen on TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway?
There's nothing like standup comedy in person — the spontaneity of a comedian in front of a live audience is something special. See for yourself at Comic Strip Live, which offers some of the best standup in New York City. Performers hail from Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, Conan, and the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Audiences can enjoy food, mixed drinks, and specialty brews as they laugh the night away.
Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war, and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover of Life magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career setback, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women, and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face-to-face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth.
Michel de Montaigne once said, "To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave." This show takes Montaigne's fearless perspective into the theater. We invite the audience to journey with us on an exploration of life's ultimate reality: death. Through movement, music, text, and humor, we awaken the audience and ask them to reconsider mortality. Laugh, cry, whatever. Walk away without fear of death.
This musical journey takes audiences back in time — specifically, to when "soul" emerged as a style of music. Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers helped popularize soul music, as did Stax Records' Booker T. & the MG's. Before long, James Brown became the "Godfather of Soul" and Aretha Franklin its queen.
Now vocalists Prentiss McNeil (of the Drifters) and Bruce Wayne (of the Midnight Movers, Wilson Pickett's backing band) lead this classic soul revue. Their energy is unmatched; their showmanship, breathtaking. A Decade of Soul is a passion-driven tribute; the passion may even drive audience members out of their seats and onto their feet.
It's hard to capture the wind, the freedom of the highway, and the psychedelic insanity of road-tripping in the 1970s. Ellen Kaye, whose parents owned the iconic New York City restaurant the Russian Tea Room, ran away from home in 1974. She was 14 and hitchhiked 7,500 miles across America. Upon her return to N.Y.C., though not an addict, she was exiled to Phoenix House, a drug rehabilitation program. In this show, she tackles race relations, gender inequality, and class struggles with humor, wit, and music. Ellen speaks directly to current times through the turmoil and excitement of decades past.
A dark soul. A dreadful menace. A deadly obsession. An epic story of the blue sea. All packed into one massive show. In a monomaniac night of Moby Dick fused with the ungodly love child of I Love Dick and Shania Twain, this show explores the steal-your-heart-drive-you-crazy-make-you-want-to-vomit kind of obsession that keeps you hunting and f**king for thousands of years. We are imagining a world — not a world without men, but a world in which we don't have to ask, "Where did they go?" Whale, shmale, Ishmael. Will we drown? Probably not. Moby Dick! Moby Dick! Moby Dick!
After a series of unfortunate events, the world has been thrown into chaos. What was once the United States is now The People's Kingdom for the Coming of Christ. Ruth, Anna, and Caleb, illicitly queer twentysomethings work in a video tape recycling center — erasing sins from another time for the Wall's surveillance cameras. One morning Anna is unexpectedly replaced by Esther, arousing fear, suspicion, and heartbreak.
At a moment in history when almost anything can be summoned on demand through the shiny bright rectangle in your pocket, many human experiences are lost. This troubling new development is the reason you must pay a visit to Dr. Mira. Experience crucial moments of reckoning with the future while a dancer posing as a doctor provides maximum cathartic release for you and one hundred of your newest best friends, aka your fellow audience members. No humans will be harmed in the making of this art.
The cast of Eight Is Never Enough delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Broadway.
The novel El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba ("No One Writes to the Colonel") by Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez (100 Years of Solitude) has been adapted for this world premiere production. Written in 1956-57, while Garcia Márquez was living in Paris, El Coronel is the story of an impoverished, retired colonel, a veteran of Colombia's Thousand Days' War who still hopes to receive the pension he was promised 15 years earlier. The action is set during the period known as "La Violencia" in Colombia — years of martial law, rampant corruption, and censorship.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) debuts his newest work, Exquisita Agonía ("Exquisite Agony"), in this world premiere production. According to Cruz, Exquisita Agonía is a love story that explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find love with a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he receives a new heart.
Choreographers working in all dance forms workshop 25- to 35-minute pieces on a shared bill curated around the theme "hope" with Blythe E. Smith Contemporary Ballet & VISIONS Contemporary Ballet.
Follies in Titus was influenced by the intrinsic confrontation with human violence that Titus Andronicus evokes in both its audience and its interpreters. This 16th-century tragedy, Shakespeare's first and bloodiest, is the fictional story of Titus, a general during the late Roman Empire who engages in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Titus's murder of Tamora's eldest son in a ritual of war leads to the rape and mutilation of his own daughter, Lavinia. As his revenge, Titus murders Tamora's remaining sons, bakes them into pie, and serves them to her at a feast. Through a careful exploration of the pathological and psychotic behavior of the protagonists of the play, director Dario D'Ambrosi and his collaborators reduce the original text to its essential elements, giving space to the creativity of its actors, who retell the play in a fantastical narration through the eyes of psychiatric patients.
Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses, and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind. The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs, and sultry confessions. Improv performers then use that writing to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity. The cast includes a fistful of New York City's best improvisers with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, Chicago's Second City, the Onion, and NPR — and at least one Primetime Emmy Award loser.
Brooklyn 2012, where you can be whatever you want...until your visa expires. Inspired by a true, bittersweet love story of one band's artistic triumph via technology and music, Greencard Wedding is part rock concert, part Skype film featuring notable locations in the New York indie rock scene. This multimedia indie rock musical speaks to how we define ourselves as artists, the politics of immigration, and artist visa regulations. Performed in English and some Gaelic. Wedding cake served to all audience members.
This early satirical send-up helped Gilbert and Sullivan chart a new course for modern musical theater. The captain's daughter has caught the eye — and the heart — of two men at once: a lowly sailor and the pompous Sir Joseph Porter. Only a bumbling baby farmer named Little Buttercup can unravel this mess of mistaken identities and mismatched marriages. Filled with infectious tunes and featuring a rousing finale, it's no wonder this classic comedy still makes a modern-day splash!
HERE is an award-winning, boundary-stretching institution. Its 2017-18 lineup features three HERE resident artist world premieres; the world premiere of a production helmed by HERE artistic director Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program, including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist; the sixth annual Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival; and HERE's yearly Culturemart festival, in which HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in the 2017-18 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in HARP and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. For a complete list of shows, click the link below.
During WWII in Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the U.S. government's orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggles to reconcile his country's betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Gordon begins a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America's triumphs — and a confrontation with its failures.
Hold These Truths is inspired by this true story from a little-known chapter of American history, when civil liberties were under attack, constitutional rights violated, and issues of race hotly debated by a divided country. Joel de la Fuente (Inspector Kido on Amazon's The Man in the High Castle) stars as civil rights pioneer and 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Gordon Hirabayashi.
It's beginning to look a lot like a romantic holiday for a new couple. This season is meant for magical memories and the couple sets out in pursuit of making their first holiday historically special. NYC has a way of changing your plans, and soon they are facing obstacle after obstacle: decorating each other's apartment without permission; dealing with different careers and schedules; or incorrectly answering the question, "Will you move in with me?" Are these events signs to give up, or can they be overcome? Sure to be a favorite perennial holiday tradition, Holly will give you the warm feels and chuckles you deserve during the holidays.
Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is a tragedy set in a cloistered world of women in 1930s Spain. A tyrannical mother dominates her five unmarried daughters, all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. Their repressed environment leads to an explosion of passion, jealousy, hatred, and despair.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System. At matinee performances, subtitles are provided only by request.
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
The International Human Rights Art Festival hosts an evening of music and dance to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This all-female evening highlights issues of concern to women, honoring the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt, chair of the drafting committee.
The evening features:
Rachael Sage: Rachael is a soulful and innovative NYC-based folk-pop singer-songwriter and four-time Independent Music Award winner.
Dancing Georgina Project: performing Deconstructing Venus: A Moving Female Portrait.
Marni Rice: In Search of the Past: Memories of a NY Farm Girl from the 1920's.
Xiomara Evans: The performance combines beautiful dance, theater, and live music to convey a powerful message: "If the drum is a woman, do not abuse your drum."
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.
Intimatics I-III investigates how government structures intimate interactions between individuals and among communities, and how intimate interactions might restructure government. Part I is a meditation on teaching, listening, and the ethics of witness; Part II explores the modes of resistance within an aggressively repressive structure; and Part III offers a pragmatic vision of border crossings — from outside to inside, from one year to the next, from one country to another — that asserts immigration as a central component of intimacy and the process of sharing a life.
In A Kind Shot, a 6'1" blonde spitfire, Terri Mateer, tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player in France. Raised by a single hippie mom, an African-American surrogate father stepped in and taught her how to play the game. Being 6'1" in the sixth grade, she's a natural, but dreams of becoming an architect. Terri's unbelievable journey includes playing pro ball, modeling, stripping, designing erotica, and taking lots of shots at life. It's an uplifting, honest, no-holds-barred personal account that illustrates we all need a little bit of kindness.
Relevant to today's anti-refugee, anti-Semitic political climate, Lady of the Castle is set in 1947 after the Holocaust. Is there a young Jewish girl still hidden in the old castle? Based on a true story and Lea Goldberg's Israeli play, Lady of the Castle is a chamber opera about illusion, reality, love, betrayal, death, and hope.
Originally commissioned and presented by Theater for the New City in 1982, Lady of the Castle has enjoyed over 10 productions internationally. It has been staged in New York off-Broadway and at the JCC, on Long Island and in Massachusetts, and in Berlin with support of the Anne Frank Foundation, among others.
Five people wait in line for an unknown event, each trying to get to the front. Through their shoving and conniving, Line dramatizes the absurdity of everyday life.
The length of the show's run is a testament to its interminable relevance. Line has been running — or rather, standing and waiting — since 1967. Among those stuck in the original production was Richard Dreyfuss, then almost as unknown as the event his character awaited. Today the rotating cast continues to feature emerging young actors. Tradition also lives on in the play's director, Jay Michaels; he studied with Carol Ilson, who directed Line in 1974. The playwright is still Israel Horovitz.
Little Red Riding Hood sets out through the forest to bring food to her grandmother. But who is in grandmother's bed when she gets there? Can a little girl in a red cape outfox a big bad wolf? For children 4 and up.
After a sold-out run at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival, the New York run of Veronika Gribanova's Lover Lover will be presented with an expanded script, a new director, Derek Nicoletto, and a New York cast.
A lesbian and a straight guy walk into a bar…sounds like a joke, but Lover Lover is a story about heartbreak, identity, sexuality, polyamory, and about the limitations and possibilities of love. It is the story of two lovers that have never met...until tonight. Full of surprises, this site-specific piece is an intimate conversation between strangers in a public space. It unfolds in real time, with the audience seated around this intimate conversation and within the mind of their lover, Ana, who is trying to piece it all together.
Luscious Lips is a one-act reality drama exploring the motivation and impact of catcalling, male privilege, and the female experience. Jo, an up and coming journalist, is on her way to work when she's catcalled. Hungry for a story, she decides catcalling will be her next subject. Jo sets out to interview this man and others to better understand why they do it. However, as boundaries are crossed, the subject gets personal, revealing new and vital perspectives beyond the intention of the initial interaction for both parties involved.
Each week, the Magnet Theater's resident ensembles converge for a night of improv comedy. The night might include anything from monoscenes to Harolds (long-form improv acts that begin with a suggestion from the audience). Because Megawatt's format gets changed more frequently than a lightbulb, returning audience members can expect to be dazzled every time.
It's a hilarious holiday hootenanny this December with Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. Featuring the character Queen Elizabeth loved so much she requested his own spin-off, come watch Falstaff live, learn, laugh, and love in this spectacularly festive performance. With live music that's half-Christmas, half-Mardi Gras, you won't want to miss the action, the antics, and the atmosphere of this HIDden gem.
Mimi and Louise like Charlotte's drugs…too much. Charlotte likes her toy boy Perry…too much. Charlotte is Mimi and Louise's mother. A struggle for survival ensues in this twisted family saga.
A series of new choreography that features all male dancers. Curated by Doug Post.
I'm like a living comic book. I create drawings as receptacles for my anxiety; I get anxious that people won't get it, so I have to perform with the drawings to make sure my anxiety is properly represented. It's an endless cycle. And you get to watch it happen. ~ This performance features the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche intertwined with a contemporary story of first love gone awry, all written in rhyming couplets and prose. The boundaries between both stories shift and disappear, revealing striking parallels relevant to the complexities of modern relationships.
Called funny, profane, and totally larger than life, Joe Moffa and Eric Tartaglione are those "only in New York" characters that would have had to be dreamed up if they didn't already exist. Famed for their work in the hit off-Broadway show Shut Up Sit Down & Eat, this duo is now taking the stage for an afternoon of hysterical dysfunction in Welcome to My Big Fat Dysfunctional Life. These two guys meet up at a ball game by mistake and their personalities hit a grand slam of funny.
Choreographer Stefanie Nelson presents the NYC premiere of her work A My Name Is..., an exploration of memory and forgetting inspired by the choreographer's personal encounter with a family member's dementia. Employing a cast of four dancers and a multidisciplinary team of international collaborators, the work focuses on the phenomenon of gravity (both physical and metaphoric) as well as repetition and disappearance. Nelson builds a gestural vocabulary for the piece the same way as one's language skills develop and disintegrate over time and uses it to reflect upon memory and forgetting, aging and loss. The special adviser for the project is David Shenk, a bestselling author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic. Developed in residency in Italy, the work features stop-motion video by Elisa D'Amico (Italy), original music by composers Sahand Rahbar (Iran/Canada) and Jonah Kreitner (U.S.), with set and light design by Solomon Weisbard (U.S.).
Make plans now to join New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' artistic director Albert Bergeret and his talented and fun-loving crew for their annual New Year's Eve champagne gala performance of favorite Gilbert & Sullivan scenes, songs, parodies, overtures, and the ever-popular-tour-de-force challenge — audience requests performed impromptu with full orchestra. Toast the new year at intermission and be off home or to another party before midnight!
What do you get when you combine some of the best vocalists in New York with world-class improvisers? You get a brand new type of show, where a new musical is created each night...On the Spot.
The fun-loving producers behind the MAC Award-winning show Operation Opera are presenting a holiday version that offers the audience a few Christmas carols to sing along with, as well as the usual arias and irony.
The Operation Opera Christmas Spectacular is a live acoustic presentation featuring an array of instruments not usually linked with opera, including ukulele, banjo, guitar, trombone, accordion, kazoo, puppets, cookies, and a disco ball. This journey of music and mayhem will leave audience members feeling like a kid again as it sprinkles a breath of fresh air into the Christmas season.
Drawing from Jungian psychology, the vernacular of country music, Wagner's concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, and the imagery of Butoh, German Expressionism, and Bauhaus, The Origin of Irrevery is a staged explanation of a psychological odyssey. It centers around SHE, a frowning misfit in a world run by THEM. SHE is surrounded by THEM: smiling, normal, and growing increasingly more uncomfortable by HER inability to smile along as well. We meet HER at the end of a silent, personal war with THEM and witness HER subconscious on the brink of confrontation. This confrontation and the eventual construction and deconstruction of The Mask, a visage developed to impress THEM and conceal HER true nature, is guided by IRREVERY.
The year is 2006, and there's been a big shake-up in the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet!
When news of its demotion reaches the small planetoid, Pluto leaves the solar system on a cosmic journey, meeting groovy satellites, fun-loving gas giants, and a galaxy of other celestial oddballs on its quest to become a planet again.
Pluto Is Missing! is a family-friendly space comedy that blends music, puppets, and fantasy with real science and space exploration history. You'll leave the theater with your head full of catchy songs and astronomical knowledge!
Created by Chris Mann Script and music by Chris Mann and Emily Duncan
Combining comedy cabaret with progressive political parody, Sandy and Richard Riccardi have over 15 million views on social media and will be performing at the beautiful Metropolitan Room on August 9 at 7pm.
Burlesque performer, porn star, and writer Chris Harder is back with a one-man show, Porn to Be a Star! Loosely based on his own experiences in porn, Harder takes viewers by the hand on an up close and in-your-face search for fame, followers, and a place to shine in the gay adult entertainment industry. Featuring new characters and plenty of surprises to unzip, audiences have definitely not seen Harder like this before!
Set around the annual Dirty Dish Porn Awards, Harder introduces viewers to a variety of performers, directors, and even his mother, all weighing in on the coveted Porn Star of the Year Award. Who will take home the title? Zach Parks, the trailer park kid turned Twitter socialite? Gay-for-pay bang bros Patrick and Duncan? Or that boy from the prairie himself, Chris Harder? (He'll put a camera anywhere, you know.) You'll have to click at the Dish to find out. Obie Award-winning performer and playwright David Drake directs.
Every week the cast takes a suggestion from the audience and turns it into a fully crafted musical. Each character is made up on the spot, as are the song-and-dance numbers! Led by Magnet Theater musical director Frank Spitznagel, Premiere: The Improvised Musical features a cast whose professional credits include Comedy Central, HBO, and Second City.
When morning-after gossip about privileged Davis and ambitious Leigh turns ugly, self-interest collides with the truth and the resulting storm of ambiguity makes it hard to discern just who's a victim, who's a predator, and who's a Future Leader of America. All that's certain is, when the veneer of loyalty and friendship is stripped back, what's revealed is a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive.
Really Really takes a deep dive into significant yet very sensitive social questions ranging from sexual assault to social class to white privilege. Some of these questions are currently being circulated en masse in the mainstream media; others, less so. If anything, the play is even more timely today than when it was first written. We know what happens when these issues get aired, but what happens if we don't know where to assign the blame?
Repertorio Español is a theater company that presents a rotating repertory of plays in Spanish. Works by both canonical authors (Lope de Vega, Calderón, García Lorca) and living writers are produced. In presenting these works, the company endeavors to bring the best of Spanish, Latin American, and Hispanic-American theater to a diverse audience, including Hispanics of all backgrounds and non-Spanish speakers. Plays are performed in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English via wireless headsets.
Thanks to an ancestor who loved torturing witches, the Baronet of Ruddigore is cursed — if he doesn't commit a crime every day, his life will end in agony, and the curse will be handed down to the next in line. No wonder he doesn't stick around to follow through with his destiny, leaving the title and the curse with his younger brother. But when the ghosts of the Baronet's past reveal themselves in the Ruddigore Castle picture gallery, he's forced out of hiding and back into the role of daily criminal. But destiny and curses aren't the most flexible of things, so the clever Baronet must figure out a way to make everyone happy in the end, especially himself.
Saturday at 6pm: the perfect time to get your jaded mind blown by four improv ensembles. Will the neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you?
The Rundown features different groups at each performance that unite veteran performers with up-and-comers ready to bring it.
This mash-up of performance styles (from worlds as disparate as cabaret, vaudeville, burlesque, and haunted houses) centers around two female figures: Valerie Solanas and Carolyn Sapp. Valerie shot Andy Warhol and wrote the SCUM Manifesto, which calls for the extermination of all men. Carolyn was Miss America in 1992 and is now a mom and stuntwoman in Hawaii. They've both written rambling pieces of text that give their particular ideas on how to be a woman, and neither of them can quite get it right.
Directed by Emily Lyon, The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman is a dark and mysterious play that brings lesser-known tales to life through ensemble-driven, playful storytelling. These dark fairy tales are an imaginative mash-up of childhood fantasy, hopes, and fears (both real and imagined). With neighborly ogres, sullen princesses, and fraternal swans, Hedgepig probes what frightens us most. (Appropriate for ages 13+.)
This show is part of an afternoon and evening of shows. The actors use scrolls for each scene, which have each actor's cues and lines, giving actors and the audience an improvisational experience throughout the scenes.
Scenes from Shakespeare comedies (mostly) include:
- Act 1, Scene 2 from A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Act 2, Scene 2 from The Merry Wives of Windsor
- Act 4, Scene 3 from The Winter's Tale
- Act 4, Scene 3 from The Comedy of Errors
A story of enduring friendship and the journey of a young girl who travels through many lands to rescue her friend Kay. Kay has been whisked away by the enchanting Snow Queen. Gerda sets off an adventure to find him and bring him back home. For children 5 and up.
Following the 2016 hit production of A Christmas Carol, the award-winning company Blessed Unrest returns to the New Ohio this holiday season with a contemporary riff on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, tailored for the entire 21st-century family (ideal for children 7 and up). This story of a fearless young woman on a quest to save her friend from a frozen world devoid of feelings features the troupe's signature physicality, magical transformations, extravagant costumes, and modern humor. Written by Matt Opatrny, directed by Jessica Burr, and developed by Blessed Unrest in a yearlong New Victory LabWorks residency, The Snow Queen presents the title character as a metaphor for the cool allure of modern technology.
Stand Up NY is one of New York City's premiere venues for standup comics. It features some of the best comedians performing in NYC, nationally, and on TV. Surprise drop-ins have included Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright, and Robin Williams.
While many children's theater troupes tell stories to kids, The Story Pirates believe that every kid has a story to tell. Made up of professional actors, improv comedians, and teaching artists, this troupe uses stories written by elementary school students as source material for over-the-top, sidesplitting musical plays. With songs, props, music videos, and puppets, the Story Pirates bring to life onstage what children have put down on paper (and computer).
At a typical show, there is no typical. Topics range from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime to the eternal love between the devil and a guy she meets at Starbucks. It's a world where cats can fly and Tickle Monsters have been known to take over the world. If the show sells out, the audience is treated to ice cream and cookies at the end!
Sundays@Six is a free reading series focused on works-in-progress. The WorkShop Theater presents sit-down readings of new and revisited scripts by company playwrights and of projects initiated by company artists. Most of the readings are followed by a moderated dramaturgical discussion.
Emily, a would-be writer, retreats home to O'ahu after Manhattan finally gets the best of her. Trading one island for another doesn't help, though, and when she stumbles into a gig as an actor on a shock-jock radio dating show, she finds herself strangely determined to turn fantasy into reality. Told through a playful mixture of phone calls, voicemails, and live radio spots, Today Is My Birthday is a comedy about loneliness in the age of connection.
Nick Kanellis and Peter McNerney (Statues of Liberty) team up with Magnet Theater veteran Leslie Korein to form a brand-new improv trio with one purpose: rockin' a seamless, high-energy, character-driven, free-form improv set every week.
On the eve of the winter solstice, jaded and cynical New Yorker Jeremy Hays finds himself returning to his hometown, Piney Crest, after his beloved and wisecracking grandmother suffers a snowbound accident. There, he is reunited with the zany citizens of the Rocky Mountain town as they prepare for the annual winter fete and tree lighting ceremony, organized by none other than his former high school sweetheart, JL Montpelier. What starts out as a simple trip home becomes a heartfelt journey as Jeremy rediscovers the light of love in the darkness of winter.
A comedy of honor, Ana Caro's 17th-century play criticizes the social customs of her era, notably the position of women, in a parody of the erotic myth of Don Juan. The play is considered especially remarkable because of its uncommon depiction of its heroine, Leonor, in a storyline whose happy ending finds a woman having solved her own misfortune without the help of a man.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System.
Vandals centers on the footnotes of history, finding that sometimes destruction is the only outlet for creative passion. It is a devised piece, consisting of holy fools and tricksters, American atrocity and victims/victors, and classic works and modern masterpieces. The piece presents a motley assortment thrust into immortal posterity by their attempted destruction.
Discover the secrets of your favorite neighborhood or museum on a Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt. You won't be collecting objects (put back that statue!) but searching for answers to tricky and humorous questions. You can decipher a message in the sky in Central Park, find out what to do with a "fun goon" in Chinatown, track ghosts in Greenwich Village, solve a murder mystery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and much more. No knowledge of any hunt location is required — you just need a sharp mind and a good pair of shoes.
Constructed as a series of vignettes, skits, and brief incidents, the play portrays the life and attitude of one Tommy Flowers — irrepressible cut-up, determined freeloader, and disenchanted rebel against society. An off-Broadway success, selected by Time Magazine as one of the 10 best plays of the year, this biting, hilarious, touching, and totally original work captures the essence of the "now generation," from flower children to violent revolutionaries.
The Public Theater's Mobile Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free, world-class productions to communities across New York City, journeys through tragedy into comedy with an enchanting new production of The Winter's Tale, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Porto).
Dire misunderstanding changes the course of destiny when King Leontes becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with his friend's child. The maligned wife perishes, the accused friend flees, and the cursed infant is left to die alone on the seashore. But from the depths of tragedy, wondrous things can occur. What's lost is found, false identities lead to true love, and the miracle of forgiveness brings new life to the world in one of Shakespeare's most treasured romances.