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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week - December 2-December 9

December 2, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week
From Broadway to Off Broadway to Off Off Broadway, with neighborhood theatre performances also in the mix, if it's happening on stage in New York you'll find it in City Guide's calendar. That includes dance, with contemporary performances at places like The Joyce Theater joined by classics like the New York City Ballet.

Chanukah with Elli the King of Broadway - The Triad
December 02, 2018 - New York

Elli the King of Broadway & Friends celebrate Chanukah at the The Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd Street, NYC. The theme is, of course, Chanukah the Festival of Light and Freedom! There will be Music, Song, Comedy, Menorah Lighting, Latkes, Sufganiot, Dreidels, Chanukah Gelt & MORE! Fun for all! Featuring: Elli Thekingofbroadway and an all-star Broadway cast, with Music by "The Drey-dels" Please note: 2 beverage minimum per person

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 - Sheen Center
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

"A heartbreaking tribute to the men, who, in defiance of their commanders had the courage to affirm their common humanity." ?– The New Yorker "All is Calm puts a human face on WWI." – San Francisco Globe "One of the top live events for Christmas in North America." – BBC Music Magazine Christmas of 1914. Out of the violence- a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into "No Man's Land" singing Stille Nacht. This begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: A chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is the new American musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. The New York Times calls it "a gorgeous new musical for anyone with a beating heart." And NBC Nightly News calls this bold new musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.

TADA! Youth Theater Presents Sleepover - TADA! Youth Theater
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

WHEN: November 16 at 7:00PM - OPENING NIGHT November 17, 18 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM November 24, 25 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM – Thanksgiving Weekend November 30 at 7:00 PM December 1 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM December 2 at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM WHERE: TADA! Youth Theater 15 W. 28th Street (between Broadway and 5th Avenue) New York City TICKETS: Please visit http://www.tadatheater.com/shows/buy-tickets-3 for more information. Discounted rates are available for nonprofit groups of 15 or more. The Drama Desk award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present Sleepover, a hilariously modern musical, from November 16 to December 2, 2018. Sleepover tackles all the hilarious and hairy situations in the glorious stage of tween-hood. While Simone frets about not fitting in because she’s new to NYC and doesn’t know anyone at the party, Mia worries about whom to invite. As for the boys? They’re plotting a way to crash the party. Sleepover’s book is by Philip Freedman, with music and lyrics by Jim Beloff. The production is directed and choreographed by Joanna Greer, TADA!’s Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer, with music ... (read more)

Holiday Cheer for FUV - Beacon Theater
December 03, 2018 - New York

Holiday Cheer For FUV returns to the Beacon Theatre December 3 and will feature FUV favorites John Prine, The Lone Bellow and superstar-to-be Shannon Show.

The Cher Show--Opening Night! - Neil Simon Theatre
December 03, 2018 - New York

The Cher Show is the story of Cher: from childhood to pop star to an icon, three actors come together to tell the tale of an unstoppable force that has dominated the pop chats for decades.

The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Palace Theater
December 05, 2018 - Albany

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. "Kids wide-eyed with delight!" says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker!

Make the Season Bright! Christmas On Broadway with David Jeremiah - Beacon Theater
December 06, 2018 - New York

David Jeremiah will host "Make the Season Bright! Christmas On Broadway' at the Beacon Theatre

National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
December 09, 2018 - New York

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live's first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain's best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys,The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance). It's 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King's mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through December 09, 2018 - New York

Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.

Twyla Tharp Dance - The Joyce Theater
Through December 09, 2018 - New York

The Joyce presents one of this century's most acclaimed artists, Twyla Tharp, live on stage in a program focused on her early dances. In Minimalism and Me, Tharp recollects the creation of her seminal early works and their relationship to the minimalist period in visual art. Members of Twyla Tharp Dance recreate excerpts from many of these works—from Tank Dive to The History Of Up And Down, and concluding with Eight Jelly Rolls. The program, featuring works made from 1965 to 1971, offers audiences a unique view of the output of a remarkable artist during an extraordinary period of innovation.

Twyla Tharp Dance - The Joyce Theater
Through December 09, 2018 - New York

The Joyce presents one of this century's most acclaimed artists, Twyla Tharp, in a program focused on her early dances. In Minimalism and Me, Tharp recollects the creation of her seminal early works and their relationship to the minimalist period in visual art. Members of Twyla Tharp Dance recreate excerpts from many of these works—from Tank Dive to The History Of Up And Down, and concluding with Eight Jelly Rolls. The program, featuring works made from 1965 to 1971, offers audiences a unique view of the work of a remarkable artist during an extraordinary period of innovation.

The Baby Monitor - The Theater at the 14th Street Y
Through December 16, 2018 - New York

Written by David Stallings and directed by Antonio Miniño. When Claire’s concerns over the welfare of her two-year-old nephew are dangerously validated, she begins to question the family's principals and ability to parent. A crucial new play exploring same-sex parenting and cis family values in today’s America. With Leo Goodman, Mel House*, Amanda Jones*, Héctor Matías, Greta Quispe* and David Stallings. Lighting Design by Dan Gallagher. Sound Design by Jacob Subotnick. Stage Managed by Rachel Denise April. Tickets $25 (Students & Seniors $22) available by calling 646-395-4310 or www.differenttranslation.com Neighborhood Rush: $5.00 tickets will be available 15 minutes before showtime at the box office to residents of zip codes 10003 and 10009 with valid local ID (Neighbor Rush tickets are cash-only and subject to availability).

The Prisoner - Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Through December 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Peter Brook, an English theatre artist, has been based in France since the early 1970s. His awards include multiple Tony and Emmy Awards and an Olivier Award. He is recognized as one of the most influential directors working today. In The Prisoner Brook and his longtime collaborator, Marie-Hélène Estienne examine the complexities of crime, justice, and compassion in a breathtaking new international production. A man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and what is he doing there? Is he free, or is he the prisoner?

Haruki Murakami's Sleep - BAM Fisher
Through December 02, 2020 - Fort Greene

THEATER Adapted by Naomi Iizuka Directed and devised by Rachel Dickstein and Ripe Time Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival "This is my 17th straight day without sleep." A Japanese housewife's mundane existence of chores and grocery shopping explodes when a haunting dream leads her to cast sleep aside, releasing her into a world of danger and the thrill of the unknown. Based on the 1994 short story by the beloved Japanese author Haruki Murakami (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), this hypnotic physical theater piece by Brooklyn-based, Obie Award-winning company Ripe Time follows one woman beyond the bounds of society. Led by a powerhouse female creative team—including director Rachel Dickstein and playwright Naomi Iizuka—and featuring an original score performed live by NewBorn Trio, this playful and eerie journey takes audiences through a wakeful realm where bodies float, ghosts lurk, and daylight rules no longer apply.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through December 31, 2020 -

DEAR EVAN HANSEN MUSICAL PRODUCTION REVIEW Dear Evan Hansen has surpassed Josh Groban as Broadway’s biggest new hit. With $1.1 million in its pockets, this musical is creating a huge buzz that is drawing ardent fans across the board. Its average ticket price of $141 remains one of the highest box office rates in its niche. This amazing hit was originally in book form and the creativity of Steven Levenson led to its seamless transition to a wave-making high school musical. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote the musicals for Dear Evan Hansen. It is on track to be one of the most successful pieces of musical theater ever to originate in Washington. The plot is centered on the peculiar problem of communicating in a time where technology has made it easier to reach out to people. Evan Hansen is a friendless high school student who achieves Internet fame due to a misunderstanding he perpetuates in regards to his supposed closeness to another troubled classmate who committed suicide. The twists in the story line help to accentuate the challenges that the younger generation face in today’s world. The gripping effects of the story and the raw show of emotions make this story one of the ... (read more)

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