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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week - May 19-May 26

May 19, 2019 - 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.

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The Slipper Room Show: Slippery Sundays Burlesque - The Slipper Room
May 19, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Slide on into this sexy, freewheeling romp and still be home in time to get your beauty sleep.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

Your kind of music. Your kind of musical.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 19, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Huntington Y Act out Theater Presents: Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr. - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
May 19, 2019 - Bay Shore

The timeless beloved classic comes to life with students of the Y Act Out Theatre School ages 5-12.

Gsb Y Act out Theatre – Beauty and the Beast Jr. Mirror Cast - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
May 19, 2019 - Bay Shore

Performed by Y Act Out Theatre students

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 19, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

Chita Rivera Awards - NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
May 19, 2019 - New York

NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Inc with Patricia Watt present Chita Rivera Awards Honoring Graciela Daniele, George C. Wolfe, Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, & Cher Hosted by Ann Reinking & Ben Vereen NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts 566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012 Sunday, May 19, 2019 6:00 PM – Red Carpet Cocktail Party 7:30 PM – Performance/Awards 9:15 PM – VIP After-Party VIP SEATING: $500 Includes Red Carpet & VIP After-Party PREFERRED SEATING: $300 Par Terre Seating GENERAL SEATING: $100 Balcony Seating All proceeds from the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards benefit the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation College Scholarship Program For Tickets & Information: www.chitariveraawards.com

Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats - ShapeShifter Lab
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Monos Enojados (Bam Bam's combo) Perros Flacos (Jim's combo) Gatos Gordos (Zack's Big Band)

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

Knock It Off!: A Farce - Theatre for the New City
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

What do you get when you combine a corrupt gynecologist, plastic surgery look-a-likes, a lascivious surgeon, a jittery liberal engaged to a staunch conservative, a flighty receptionist, a mysterious man hired for his sexual dexterity and a forgetful Holocaust survivor? You get Knock It Off!, a new farce debuting at Theater for the New City starting May 2nd. Karen Lynn Gorney, star of the movie “Saturday Night Fever” and “All My Children” joins the cast as Eyphah along with Peter Zachari, Lori Funk, Joey Mirabile, Nora Falk, Scott Ahearn, Amandina Altomare and Brian Anthony Simmons. Four years ago playwright Peter Zachari mounted the first version of this play, which was titled, Under the Knife. “When I originally presented this show we set the farce in modern day but it always felt like it could work in a different time period,” says Zachari. “Dr. Katz is a disgraceful gynecologist who will do anything for a buck so I thought, ‘What if we set it in 1973 when the abortion debate was swirling and the play opens on the day of the Roe v. Wade announcement?’ Now Katz has been secretly and illegally performing abortions for cash under the table and is dreading the Supreme Court d... (read more)

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Witness Relocation / Dan Safer: SURVEYS THE PRAIRIE OF YOUR ROOM - La Mama
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Dan Safer, a downtown maverick and the Artistic Director of Witness Relocation, returns to the stage as a lead performer in his work in Surveys the Prairie Of Your Room, a duet co-created and performed with leading WR company member Ae Andreas, featuring original music by OBIE Award-winning composer and longtime company collaborator Heather Christian. Titled after a David Bowie lyric, the work is composed as an uninterrupted, virtuosic movement sequence. Accompanied by Christian’s dreamy score and the original text by playwright Kate Scelsa (Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf) – delivered in the electrifying voice of Grace McLean – this highly kinetic and physically demanding piece is an exhilarating and healing meditation for the uncertain times. Presented as part of 2019 LaMaMa Moves! Festival.

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the 2019 Audition Weekend - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Actors: be seen by over 50 companies, casting directors and agents in a single audition ... Theater Resources Unlimited announces the 2019 Audition Weekend Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, 2018 at The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2019 Audition Weekend, Combined Auditions presented with sponsorship from BackStage, Actors Connection, The PIT and Reproductions.com on May 19 and 20 at The Peoples Improv Theater, 123 E 24 Street, NYC. Non-singing auditions will be held on Saturday, May 18 10am - 6pm with limited slots on Sunday, May 19 10am - 11am. Singing Auditions will be held Sunday, May 19 10:30am - 6pm (monologues will also be required). Standard registration is open until April 7, 2019 (postmark), and is $65 for non-TRU members ($50 for AEA and TRU members, or $130 for an Audition/Membership package). Late Registration opens April 8, 1019 and closes May 6, 2019 (postmark), and is $99 for non-TRU members ($85 for AEA and TRU Members, or $165 for Audition/Membership package). Registration is available at https://truonline.org/events/audition-event-2019/ New this year: to save actors expense, TRU will not require 60 hea... (read more)

Wine & Spring Celebration at New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through May 19, 2019 - Bronx

Warmer weather, beautiful blooms and even greater grapes — it's the perfect combo for any wine lover's weekend. At Spring Uncorked, you'll get to indulge all your Dionysus-like fantasies with some palate-pleasing wines from some of New York State's best vintners, all while surrounding yourself in the lush, springtime beauty of New York's Botanical Garden. Along with great vino to try, this celebration also boasts live music and entertainment, discussions on the science of winemaking, and a farmer's market featuring fresh local goods.

Soaking WET - West End Theatre
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Soaking WET, the dance series curator by David Parker and produced by Jeffrey Kazin, announce the May 16-19 performances o Soaking WET, featuring all female casts of creators and performers, led by choreographers Ellis Wood and Kate Digby, and writer Erika Batdorf. Program A: Ellis Wood Dance, May 16, 17 & 18 at 7 PM & Sunday May 19 at 2 PM. The Company will premiere "Earthbound," in which the dancers create various spaces by moving structures to form pathways, rooms and surfaces. Within these boundaries, they explore physical and emotional states of being such as heaviness, ecstasy, and confusion. Program B: Kate Digby, choreographer and Erika Batdorf, writer, May 16, 17 & 18 at 8:30 PM. The collaborators will present "The Red Horse is Leaving," written by Batdorf and inspired by the journals of her mother Thaya Whitten. The work travels through the dangerous territory of creative inspiration, sacrifice and clinical madness in the pursuit of artistic excellence and beauty.

Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play Tour - Beacon Theater
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Farewell Play Tour' is coming to Radio City Music Hall for 6 SHOWS from May 16-19! Tickets go on sale Friday, December 7 at 12pm. Stay tuned for presale info! Tyler Perry's "Madea's Farewell Play Tour" will be Perry's 21st stage play. In addition to Perry, the play will star Tamela Mann, David Mann, and Cassi Davis Patton. Perry made headlines last month when he announced that he would be hanging up Madea's wig in 2019, with the expected final stage play and the upcoming film Madea's Family Funeral, being released on March 1, 2019.

Welcome To My World - The Sheen Center
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Welcome To My World is an original musical that follows a teenage autistic girl named Aliza who is visited by an unexpected guest from another planet. The idea of the show and the theme song was created by actor Natalie Kaiser, a participant on the autism spectrum in Actionplay’s AIMS program. The story and songs were devised by the group and reflect many themes the group deals with on a daily basis including feeling different. Directed by Aaron Feinstein Musical director Gabriel Lit Created by Actionplay’s Action Improv Musical Program Performance dates: Saturday, May 18 @ 7 pm Sunday, May 19 @ 2 pm The cast features Alan Basiev, Adelaide Desole, Patrik Gelbart, Shafer Gootkind, Elijah Goring, Ryan Hanna, Karen Isabelle Hara, Natalie Kaiser, Sandy Karpe, Emily Kendall, Ana Meneses, Josh Miller, Max Moore, Garrett Newman, Georgina Ruiz, Ariella Sandberg, Nick Talcott, Nicholas Tangney and Emmalee Weinstein.

Friendly’s Fire - 14th Street Y
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

In a cabin in Alaska, Guy Friendly, a Gulf War veteran and bee-herder, has just had a tooth stolen during casual sex. His best friend Todd, a pawn-shop owner dressed as an astronaut, finds Friendly in a fevered state. Trapped by the snow, Todd has little choice but enter Friendly’s fevered dream, to unravel the events of the night before – and the events of the Gulf War that led Friendly to becoming a shut-in. An homage to Western movies, He-Man action figures, and the playwright's belief as a child that the Sesame Street Muppet Guy Smiley was in fact God, Friendly's Fire shows us to what lengths one man will go to preserve the sanity of his friend - a veteran who lost his brother in service to our country. Written by John Patrick Bray Directed by Anna Hogan Produced by Rising Sun Performance Company in association with the 14th Street Y The cast features Adeyinka Adebola, Johnny Blaze Leavitt, Ita Korenzecher, Desiree Pinol, Kyle Porter, William Serri, Hannah Taylor, and Matthew Weitz.

A Chorus Line - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
Through May 19, 2019 - Rockville Centre

Madison Theatre presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama-winning musical, A Chorus Line. A musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante centers on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

Fruiting Bodies - Theater Row
Through May 19, 2019 - new york

Fruiting Bodies is a fog-enveloped comedy about a family lost in the woods and searching for the road back, tackling limited visibility and the interfamilial politics of race and gender, pushed to extremes.

The Rare Biosphere - Calvary St George's
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

SEA DOG THEATER is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Chris Cragin-Day’s (Martin Luther on Trial) THE RARE BIOSPHERE, directed by award-winning Christopher Domig. THE RARE BIOSPHERE will play a 21 performance limited engagement at Calvary St. George's (61 Gramercy Park North, NY, NY 10010). Performances begin Thursday, April 25th and continue through Sunday, May 19. Opening Night is Sunday, April 28 (8 p.m.). Sophie, a Honduran-American teenager, comes home from high school to find that her parents have been deported. She immediately goes into bunker-down survival mode, trying to care for her younger siblings without raising suspicion and considering her next move. Her plan is complicated when Steven, a well-meaning friend, oblivious to the issues she’s facing, discovers and struggles to comprehend her situation. Sophie is an impressive student, a Dreamer, with plans to study Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University. She is fascinated with what is known as the “Rare Biosphere,” a term that refers to rare, previously overlooked, microbial species that play a crucial role in regulating Earth’s ecosystems. The play draws a parallel between our... (read more)

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 20, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Broadway Jukebox - Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
May 20, 2019 - New York

What's your favorite musical? West Side Story? Fiddler on the Roof? Something from Rodgers & Hammerstein? A Chorus Line? Chicago? The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is Broadway's greatest archive. Choose your favorite show tunes from a menu of musical theater hits, listen to cast recordings, and marvel at rarely seen artifacts from the library's unrivaled theater collections, including Jerry Bock home recordings, Jerome Robbins choreography notes, Fred Ebb lyric drafts, Hal Prince memos, set models, music manuscripts, and more.

Senior Dance Showcase - The Peter Jay Sharp Theater
May 20, 2019 - New York

featuring Juilliard Dance's Class of 2019 in a diverse program of solos and duets choreographed by these graduating dancers, as well as alumni and faculty, plus selections from the major repertory.

NastyWomen - 14 Street Y
May 20, 2019 - Manhattan

NastyWomen is a female resistance comedy series that was incubated at the Theater at the 14th Street Y on January 18, 2018 ahead of the Women's March. Due to its success, it's been inaugurated into a Monday-evening comedy series with four upcoming shows.

Movies, Musicals, and Me: An Evening With Me, Halpert Evans - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
May 20, 2019 - New York

Set in a world where all musicals are movie adaptations, "MOVIES, MUSICALS, AND ME: AN EVENING WITH ME, HALPERT EVANS" is a career retrospective cabaret of Broadway star-- nay, legend-- Halpert Evans (played by Al Fallick). Halpert, his loyal accompanist, Courtney (Clark Baxtresser), and special guests perform for you songs from such fictional Broadway smashes as FORREST GUMP: THE MUSICAL, A QUIET PLACE: THE MUSICAL, THE SOCIAL NETWORK: THE MUSICAL, and more. In the words of Halpert, "Not to boast, but you will likely find the night to be both unforgettable and life-changing."

Senior Dance Showcase - The Juilliard School
May 20, 2019 - New York

Featuring Juilliard Dance's Class of 2019 in a diverse program of solos and duets choreographed by these graduating dancers, as well as alumni and faculty, plus selections from the major repertory.

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 21, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 21, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Guest Event: Giraffes on Horseback Salad: A Record Release Party and Variety Show - The Slipper Room
May 21, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Starring author/director Josh Frank and SPECIAL GUESTS – a vaudeville variety inspired show, one night only! An intimate night with the Marx Brothers and the story of how a lost Marx Movie was found and brought to life. Music, movies, stories, and Marx Mayhem live on stage.

Guest Event: Pig – Hosted by Sandy Honig and Peter Smith - The Slipper Room
May 21, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Sandy Honig and Peter Smith host this FREE weekly line up of stand-up comedy talent. You will see up-n-comers, late night talk show veterans and... who knows! maybe a surprise drop in will test out some new material! Come one, come all

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 21, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 21, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 21, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 21, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 21, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 21, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 21, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 21, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 21, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

WINTER SEMESTER CLASSES at TADA! Youth Theater: January 13- May 21, 2019 - TADA! Youth Theater
Through May 21, 2019 - New York

Curtain Up! At TADA! Youth Theater’s (Winter Semester) From page to stage – the longest and most in-depth play building semester yet! Create and perform an original mini-musical by blending the essential skills of singing, dancing, acting, and playwriting. Classes will culminate with final presentations for family and friends. Get 15% off Winter Semester registration by using the discount code EARLYBIRD15 For more information on TADA!’s Camps and Classes, please call the Education Department at 212-252-1619 x4 or email education@tadatheater.com. To register please visit: http://www.tadatheater.com/education-programs/classes/winter-classes For over 30 years, the Drama Desk Award winning TADA! Youth Theater has been providing children with musical theater classes that teach them how to sing, dance, and act while inspiring their individual creativity.

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 22, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
May 22, 2019 - New York

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney's The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway's award–winning Best Musical.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 22, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The Slipper Room Show: Glitter Gutter - The Slipper Room
May 22, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Smart and quirky variety and neo-burlesque hosted by Slipper Room founder, James Habacker.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 22, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 22, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 22, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

Presenting, the Queen of Hearts - Dixon Place
May 22, 2019 - New York

Jenna just got her first period and she wants the world to know. She wants to throw a party, but her mom thinks it's inappropriate. Her best friend Aimee lets her throw a party at her house under the condition that use the party to experience a first of her own.

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 22, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 22, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 22, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Lucy Moses School Musical Theater Workshop - Merkin Hall
May 22, 2019 - New York

This performance is the culminating event for Musical Theater Workshop, a 30-week class for students ages 8-12, led by faculty Jess Kaufman and Clay Zambo

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 22, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Apollo Theater
May 22, 2019 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the June 19th Show Off and move on to Top Dog on August 21st. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize ($5,000 in the Child Star category and $20,000 in the Adult category) on November 27th! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess followed by the dynamic vocals of Joe Gray, the "Set it Off Man." And keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 22, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

Idaco Nyc – Italian Dance Connection - The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 22, 2019 - New York

IDACO nyc is a contemporary dance event in NYC, supported by The Italian Cultural Institute in NY. IDACO's mission is to connect Italian and International choreographers, film makers & artists with the NYC performing arts scene, and it aims to offer an artistic platform to cross cultural boundaries and cultivate a sense of shared identity. Since its inception in 2015, IDACO nyc garnered listings and features in the New York Times, The Dance Enthusiast, Dance NYC, Dance & Culture, Dance Plug, and i-Italy. In 2016, 2017 & 2018. IDACO nyc provided movement artists and dance/film makers the opportunity to share their work with New York audiences, including projects from both the United States, Italy and other European countries.

The Internationals - Theater Lab
Through May 22, 2019 - New york

The team of Between the Seas brings on stage the US premiere of The Internationals by Kosovar playwright Jeton Neziraj: a political cabaret, anarchic collage of images and characters (from Mother Teresa to Marina Abramovic) casting a sarcastic look on the Kosovo war.

Between the Seas: Mediterranean Platform - Theater Lab
Through May 22, 2019 - New york

A four-day platform showcasing the diversity of contemporary Mediterranean performing arts and bridging the Mediterranean and New York.

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

Theater Resources Unlimited presents an important May discussion, It Doesn't Have to Be #MeToo: Sexual Harassment Education and Prevention for Theater - St Luke's Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

Theater Resources Unlimited presents an important May discussion, It Doesn't Have to Be #MeToo: Sexual Harassment Education and Prevention for Theater Thursday, May 23, 2019 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the May Panel and Presentation, It Doesn't Have to Be #MeToo: Sexual Harassment Education and Prevention for Theater on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm) at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street, NYC. This panel is free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/metoo/ or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com. Presented by TRU in association with the League of Professional Theatre Women. Facilitated by Yvette Heyliger, with confirmed speakers Jenna Chrisphonte of the Dramatists Guild, Hope Chavez of ART-New York, Brittany Whitaker, social worker with The Actors Fund; with a presentation by Aimee Todoroff of League of Independent Theater and stories by Yvette Heyliger, Lexi Orphanos and Janet Schlapkohl. TRU's heard the stories of #MeToo victims at the hands of politicians, television and radio personalities, film directors and celebrities.  ... (read more)

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney's The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway's award–winning Best Musical.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Guest Event: Sex, Aerial & Rock 'n' Roll - The Slipper Room
May 23, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Don't miss Sex, Aerial & Rock'n'Roll: A wild and scandalous rock'n'roll experience featuring the hottest aerialists, circus, and burlesque performers in NYC. Feel the heat and sweat as this sensual cast performs risqué and dangerous acts right before your eyes! Presented on the last Thursday of each month with special guest stars and a rotating troupe of deviants. Take a walk on the sexy side with a no-holds barred show that features comedy, gorgeous burlesque dancers, contortionists, and amazing aerialists. Enjoy this celebration of the legendary music of classic rock 'n' roll produced by Brian Rardin and Kristin Olness - R&O Aerial Entertainment.

Slipper Room Show: The Wiggle Room - The Slipper Room
May 23, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over The Wiggle Room! Named one of the "Best Burlesque Show in NYC" by Time Out New York! An elegant evening of booze, boobs, laffs, & boobs. Hosted by Bradford Scobie as Sir Richard Castle Join naughty English gentleman Sir Richard Castle as he regales and revolts with tales of ex-wives, one night stands, and his one true love, scotch. Accompanied by his bountiful bevy of bawdy beauties, The Wigglett

The Slipper Room Show: Stache Novak's Midnight Fingers - The Slipper Room
May 23, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over A Thursday night Slipper Room event, showcasing the imaginative yet disturbing talents of the wonderful weirdos and picturesque perverts of the LES burlesque and variety scene! Hosted by resident beefcake Stache Novak

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 23, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 23, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Broadway Sessions - Laurie Beechman Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

Two Thursdays a month, as the curtains fall on Broadway, Host BEN D (from Broadway's Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and his crew of amazingly talented folks welcome a new Broadway cast to perform in this fun and zany musical theater variety show. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY.

Campfire! Queer Storytime - Dixon Place
May 23, 2019 - New York

Style Icon and Self Proclaimed Downtown Darling Dust Tea Shoulders hosts CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime. He and his meticulously curated guests tell tales of hilarity, heartbreak, and hot times of heavy breathing. Dust Tea Shoulders (Dusty Childers/ @duddylynn) directs, dramaturges, conjures costumes, speaks their truth in front of audiences, drags it up periodically, and instructs the future via the classroom. Childers' body of work has graced the likes of Joe's Pub, Abrons, The Whitney, BAM, La Mama, the Soho Playhouse, Sid Gold's Request Room, NY Live Arts, BAM, The Mix Festival, Bureau of General Services Queer Division, and St. Ann's Warehouse. He has worked with Justin Sayre, Taylor Mac, Heather Acs, Mister Wallace, Big Dipper, Miguel Gutierrez, Silas Howard, World Famous *BOB* and Amber Martin (among others).

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

LABAlive - 14 Street Y
May 23, 2019 - Manhattan

LABAlive returns to the Theater at the 14th Street Y. Get ready for two groundbreaking, genre-breaking, and heartbreaking performances and a clever, whimsical exhibition of visual art.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 23, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

Idaco Nyc – Italian Dance Connection - The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 23, 2019 - New York

IDACO nyc is a contemporary dance event in NYC, supported by The Italian Cultural Institute in NY. IDACO's mission is to connect Italian and International choreographers, film makers & artists with the NYC performing arts scene, and it aims to offer an artistic platform to cross cultural boundaries and cultivate a sense of shared identity. Since its inception in 2015, IDACO nyc garnered listings and features in the New York Times, The Dance Enthusiast, Dance NYC, Dance & Culture, Dance Plug, and i-Italy. In 2016, 2017 & 2018. IDACO nyc provided movement artists and dance/film makers the opportunity to share their work with New York audiences, including projects from both the United States, Italy and other European countries.

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 24, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 24, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The Slipper Room Midnight Show - The Slipper Room
May 24, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Late night risqué shenanigans for those who like to go all night long.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 24, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 24, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 24, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 24, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

Cross Culture w/ Shareef Keyes at The Loft - The Loft at City Winery
May 24, 2019 - New York

Music is a Universal language, one embodied by a band composing of some of the most talented musicians in the world, Cross Culture. As the name suggests, Cross Culture is a multi-genre, hip-hop/pop band led by lyricists, Saidu Ezike (Liberia/Staten Island, NY, USA) and, NeMiss ChiYork (Chicago/New York, USA). Featuring the an international mix of musicians, Cross Culture has a genuine diverse of cultures and musical styles that make this band stand out amongst others. Jernej Bervar, guitar (Slovenia), Jihee Heo (Korea), Evan Hyde (Michigan, USA), Reggie Williams (Washington, D.C) and Jude Kim (Korea), all elite and touring musicians complete the band. With an emcee many compare to Jay-Z and another many compare to Lauryn Hill, top notch vocalists and high energy, emotion bending, performances, sky's the limit for this group as they will be taking the national and international scene by storm. The Cross Culture experience is truly a memorable one.

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 24, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Baile Noir Cabana Party!! A Belly Dance Soiree by BrennSelle - The Red Room
May 24, 2019 - New York

Baile Noir performances will dive into uncharted fun to transport you to your inner cabana party at the Red Room, NYC! Performances by Amber Sol Brenna Crowley Giselle Mencio Kim Nyx Astéria Karen Wahl & Jacqueline Shimmiezz Samantha Nieves Raimo ... and more! Doors @ 7:00pm; Performances @ 7:30pm 2 drink Minimum 21 and over show!!!

Adelia (Or the Nose Play) - Dixon Place
May 24, 2019 - New York

In a land far away, in a time long ago last week, Adelia, a noseless woman, crosses The Sea in the pursuit of love. On an unfamiliar shore, she finds Max, a loving dad from match.com, father of three less-than-loving kids. It seems for once that digital love has conquered all. But can we allow ourselves to be loved for that which we are hated for? Doubts cloud Adelia's mind, the children grow hungry, San Jose, CA slowly turns to dust, a wolf waits in the western woods, and the Chorus of the Noses sings their final song.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 24, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 24, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 24, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 24, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

Idaco Nyc – Italian Dance Connection - The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 24, 2019 - New York

IDACO nyc is a contemporary dance event in NYC, supported by The Italian Cultural Institute in NY. IDACO's mission is to connect Italian and International choreographers, film makers & artists with the NYC performing arts scene, and it aims to offer an artistic platform to cross cultural boundaries and cultivate a sense of shared identity. Since its inception in 2015, IDACO nyc garnered listings and features in the New York Times, The Dance Enthusiast, Dance NYC, Dance & Culture, Dance Plug, and i-Italy. In 2016, 2017 & 2018. IDACO nyc provided movement artists and dance/film makers the opportunity to share their work with New York audiences, including projects from both the United States, Italy and other European countries.

Bucolic - Judson Memorial Church
Through May 24, 2019 - New York City

A darkly comedic musical based on bizarre, true tales of murder in a small Nebraska town. WHAT: Created and composed by Lauren Maul, 'Bucolic' is a darkly comedic musical based on bizarre true crime stories from her hometown in Nebraska. 'Bucolic' features disturbing yarns and feel-good music with all of your local Nebraskan favorites, including coach/priest Father John, Pam Dowd - the #1 Realtor in the Murder-Suicide House Market, Laura Smalls - a surviving member of the 4th grade class, and many more! Audience members are invited to get their church directory portrait taken after the show. Orange drink and animal crackers will be provided. Starring Lauren Maul, Michael Harren, Lady Kate Weber, Kiirstin Marilyn, Tim Girrbach, Thalia Robinson, and Jenn Wehrung. WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 8:30pm Saturday, May 11, 8:30pm Saturday, May 18, 7:30pm Friday, May 24, 7:30pm HOW: Tickets are $20 and only available at the door on the night of the performance. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime and seating is limited.

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney's The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway's award–winning Best Musical.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The Slipper Room Midnight Show - The Slipper Room
May 25, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Late night risqué shenanigans for those who like to go all night long.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 25, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 25, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

On 1 Condition: 99 Cents Store - Dixon Place
May 25, 2019 - New York

Choreographers create…on 1 condition: they must abide by the same crazy rule! CHOREOGRAPHERS INCLUDE Adam Fleming Alexandra Miyashiro Teddy Tedholm Florian Fructuoso Amy Connerley Leah Kate Nicoll Andrew Albert Garcia Jenny Efremova Hee Ra Yoo Julie Graff PRODUCED BY Zoe Clayton and Ryan Daniel Beck CONCEPT BY Will Taylor

INVINCIBLE A Glorious Tribute To Michael Jackson - Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
May 25, 2019 - Bronx, NY

INVINCIBLE, A Glorious tribute to Michael Jackson has the world’s most amazing and authentic Michael Jackson impersonators! Invincible is hailed as the Number One Michael Jackson’s tribute show in the world. Bessie Award winner and producer Darrin Ross searched all over the world to find people that could sing and dance like Michael and worked closely with them to perfect his vision of a one of a kind theatrical spectacular tribute show that truly captures the essence of Michael Jackson.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Bonhoeffer in Prison - The Playroom Theater
May 25, 2019 - New York

A powerful one act performance about the life and ideas of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In his cramped prison cell in Berlin during WWII, German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer awakens one night with fears of an uncertain future keeping him from sleep. He wanted to affect change in his country and stand up for what was right. His decision to resist the Nazis and their growing influence has lead him to this small cell and into isolation. Bonhoeffer in Prison is a somber exploration of one man’s struggle against the evil around him and the faith that pulls at his heart.

Pirate Pete's Parrot - The Secret Theatre
May 25, 2019 - Long Island City

Pirate Pete is a lovable rogue on a mission: to find his beloved runaway parrot Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed), to find his buried treasure, and to pay the rent to Baron Big-Butt. Says writer and star Richard Mazda, "The show is so much fun to do. One of my favorite things is seeing the parents enjoy it as much as the kids." Indeed, children and adults will find a lot to love in this quirky production filled with memorable characters! Directed by Terrance O'Lear. Audience interaction. Photo opportunity after the performance with the actors. Feel free to dress up in costume!

Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird - Joe's Pub
May 25, 2019 - New York

Detroit-born, Berlin-based singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, translator and activist Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying and revolutionary Alienation Klezmer. With The Painted Bird, he presents a variety of passionate songs inspired in part by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries at the turn of the century, and in part by his own intense desire for a better world. The Painted Bird has brought "Yiddish Punk Cabaret" to rock clubs, festivals and shtetls, from Berlin to Boston, Leningrad to Louisiana. The band has been referred to as "The Yiddish Pogues," and Kahn was once described as "someone between Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits – but yiddish." Fittingly, his Yiddish cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah – coincidentally released a few days before the passing of the great musician – has gone viral, with over 365,000 views. Kahn also leads The Brothers Nazaroff, which revives the lost repertoire of Nathan "Prince" Nazaroff, the master tumler of the 50s in whose mad howl can be heard the alleys of Odessa, the cacophony of Coney Island, and the mountain air of the Catskills. With access to the Smithsonian Folkways vault, The Brothers Nazaroff have restored a... (read more)

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

American Ballet Theatre - Whipped Cream - Lincoln Center
Through May 25, 2019 - New York

Specially created for American Ballet Theatre by resident artist Alexei Ratmansky, Whipped Cream makes its deliciously sweet mark once more! Set to the music of Richard Strauss' Schlagobers (originally created in 1924 for the Vienna State Opera), and designed by Mark Ryden. A must-see for dances fans with a sweet tooth who didn't quite get their fill of the Nutcracker ballet, this candied confection will put a spring in your step.

Second Stage Theater - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through May 25, 2019 - New York

Come celebrate the decades of plays and musicals that have defined Second Stage as the home for living American playwrights. In 1979, a new theater was born with a novel idea: give a second chance to American plays that are worthy of a second look. Second Stage Theater started in a cramped 100-seat space on the 16th floor of a hotel on the Upper West Side. That first production was far from an easy or auspicious launch – the director and three actors quit, one at the very last minute (luckily, a young actor named Jeff Daniels agreed to step in and perform).

Phantasies - Speyer Hall, University Settlement
Through May 25, 2019 - New York

"Phantasies" choreographed and performed by Ainesh Madan "Phantasies" is an evening-length contemporary dance solo and the most physical work to date by multi-talented choreographer and performer, Ainesh Madan. A pledge of allegiance to the eternal pursuit of happiness, "Phantasies" questions our understanding of “the underdog” and his/her/their role in accepting, or refusing, the struggles that define our daily existence. "Phantasies" provides a complex, non-linear, excavation of the potential that lies embedded within every living being. With "Phantasies", Madan teams up with world-renowned designer Agyesh Madan (founder of neo-luxury brand Stòffa), and long-time collaborator Stephanie Saywell. “The play of children is determined by their wishes – really by the child’s ONE wish, which is to be grown-up... He always plays at being grown-up; in play he imitates what is known to him of the lives of adults.” ~ Signmund Freud – The Poet and Daydreaming Phantasies was developed with the help of Gibney Dance’s Work Up Residency, as well as The Performance Project @ University Settlement Presented as part of the Guest Artist Series at The Performance Project @ Univers... (read more)

NIC Kay presents “You Black + Bruised” at Abrons Arts Center - Abrons Arts Center
Through May 25, 2019 - New York

You Black + Bluised [exercise 5 in getting well soon] is a triptych of one hour long performative duets centering absence and loss, to be presented over the course of three evenings. In this work, NIC Kay is reckoning with the 'they' versus 'us' paradigm, as well as with the aesthetics, architecture, and choreography of surveillance and incarceration.

Joey Arias: No Smoking - Joe's Pub
Through May 25, 2019 - New York

Drawing on his life-long affinity for music, Joey Arias takes you on a journey across musical genres (jazz, pop, rock, experimental) that spans his earliest musical influences; his days at Capitol Records; his tenure as the lead singer of Strange Party (an influence on the Talking Heads); and his original songs from Jazzo~Lozzo, an album that quite literally made Arias "big in Japan" with the album's release there and subsequent tour. Arias revives this rich backlog of musical history as medium and muse, reflecting on the roots of his career and redefine his own musical language and history.

A Streetcar Named Desire - MISTER ROGERS
Through May 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

An immersive new staging, featuring the first Genderqueer actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois Set in the sultry and sweltering 1940's French Quarter of New Orleans, this immersive production invites audiences into the Kowalski apartment where young couple Stanley and Stella are joined for the summer by Stella's damaged, fading debutante sister, Blanche. In a play that famously pins the working class, alpha male Stanley Kowalski against the soft, privileged beauty Blanche DuBois, this production speaks to the divided state of the world today. Written by Tennessee Williams Directed by Kevin Hourigan The cast features Julian Alexander, Max Carpenter, David J. Cork, Isabel Ellison, Tony Macht, Yvonna Pearson, and Russell Peck. The creative team includes scenic design by Choul Lee, lighting design by Kate McGee, sound design by Ian Scot, associate director David Kahawaii IV, stage management by Ryan Juda, assistant stage management by Joseph McCabe, and producing intern Mary Sanders. Produced by Lisa Backwell, Ryan Guiterman, Joey Merlo and Brian Pollock. Tuesday, May 7 @ 8 pm Wednesday, May 8 @ 8 pm Thursday, May 9 @ 8 pm Friday, May 10 @ 8 pm Saturday, May... (read more)

Sugar Hill Swings! - Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling
Through May 25, 2019 - NY

Harlem Nights! On May 24th join us to start your Memorial Day weekend up in Sugar Hill Harlem where we will be honoring Harlem's own Queen of Swing, the late great Norma Miller with a host of Lindy Hop enthusiasts from around the globe. This event will have live swinging jazz with Patience Higgins & the Sugar Hill Quartet, 2 Historic Harlem panel discussions, rare vintage film clips and a Harlem Swing Dance Social for the ages! URL Link https://www.facebook.com/events/226778528267429/ Ticket Link https://app.eventsframe.com/e/qQUGoG7wQ/friday-night-sugar-hill-swings/tickets/ Phone # - 347 - 709 - 7022 Contact name - Barbara Jones Venue - Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling Address - 898 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032 Time 6pm - 12am

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney's The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway's award–winning Best Musical.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Mimi Garrard and Austin Selden - New York Live Arts
May 26, 2019 - NY

The Mimi Garrard Dance Company will present a concert of dance, both live and on video, that explores time and our time. Garrard has long received numerous awards for her innovative films with dance in film festivals around the world, from India to Venezuela. Superb dancer Selden, who also choreographed a work, will appear both live and on film.

Mimi Garrard and Austin Selden - New York Live Arts
May 26, 2019 - NY

Mimi Garrard presents a concert of dance, both live and on film, that explores time and our time. Garrard has received awards for her innovative movement films from festivals around the world, from India to Venezuela. Appearing both live and on film is superb dancer Austin Selden, a former member of Shen Wei Dance Arts.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

Your kind of music. Your kind of musical.

Guest Event: Fireside Mystery Theatre - The Slipper Room
May 26, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Join host Ali Silva and company for an evening of dark entertainment: strange and thrilling original dramas, along with live music and comic sketches performed in the style of old-time radio broadcasts.

The Slipper Room Show: Slippery Sundays Burlesque - The Slipper Room
May 26, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Slide on into this sexy, freewheeling romp and still be home in time to get your beauty sleep.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 26, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 26, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

MCP Presents: Mozart, Vivaldi & Fauré Masterworks at Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
May 26, 2019 - New York

Don't miss this masterwork triple header featuring Mozart's "Coronation Mass," Vivaldi's Gloria and Fauré's Requiem, presented by Manhattan Concert Productions with renowned conductors Craig Arnold, Duane Davis and Simon Carrington for one night only at the legendary Carnegie Hall. Reuniting after 20 years, all three conductors will be presenting the same masterworks they first conducted two decades ago, to the date. This is truly a concert you won't want to miss. Under the batons of these conductors, the Masterwork Festival Chorus, professional soloists and the New York City Chamber Orchestra, the program will include Mozart's riveting "Coronation Mass," one of Mozart's most popular masses and an overall spirited work, Vivaldi's magnificent Gloria, another favorite among listeners, and lastly Fauré's serene Requiem.

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

The Marvelous Wonderettes - Theater Row
May 26, 2019 - new york

The Marvelous Wonderettes is the 50s pop hit musical comedy! Take a musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Experience their lives and loves from prom night to their 10 year reunion, as the girls perform such classic '50's and '60's songs as "Lollipop", "Dream Lover", "Stupid Cupid", "Son of a Preacher Man", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "It's My Party", and more than 20 chart topping hits!

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 26, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

SMILE! – Music by Marvin Hamlisch & Lyrics by Howard Ashman - Connelly Theater
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Teen performers 13-18 working in theater or pursuing careers in musical theater. They come from Broadway, Hollywood, West End, LaGuardia, Performing Arts High School...(Ben Platt was a member of KT before "Dear Evan Hansen"). SMILE! which features music by Marvin Hamlisch and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, is "a satirical portrait that follows the intrigue and exploits onstage and behind-the-scenes as Santa Rosa, California plays host to the Young American Miss Pageant." Songs from the Hamlisch-Ashman score include “Disneyland," "Smile," "In Our Hands," "Very Best Week of Your Lives" and "Dear Mom." Smile is rarely performed. It opened Nov. 24, 1986, at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. It played 48 performances. Marvin Hamlisch was so devastated, the show was never performed again until after his passing. From the NYTimes review in 1986: The endearing passion to be found in ''Smile,'' has little to do with beauty pageants, nubile teen-age girls, corrupted American values or any other subject that the show keeps claiming to be about. What clearly drives Howard Ashman, the author of the book and lyrics, and Marvin Hamlisch, the composer, is their deep affection ... (read more)

Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theater
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

The most beloved musical of all time, Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY returns to Broadway in a lavish new production from Lincoln Center Theater, the theater that brought you the Tony-winning revivals of South Pacific and The King and I. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the stellar cast - led by Laura Benanti, Harry Hadden-Paton, Alexander Gemignani, Rosemary Harris, Allan Corduner, Christian Dante White, Linda Mugleston and Clarke Thorell - tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a "proper lady." But who is really being transformed?

DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE - Soho Playhouse
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Based on the classic novella, this original adaptation takes you to the dismal streets of London in the 1860s, where societal pressures silence a gentle doctor’s questions about the nature of morality. As the pressure intensifies, Dr. Jekyll takes matters into his own hands. However, things take an eerie turn when his experiment takes on a life of its own. Will his efforts save the world, or will they destroy all that he holds dear? After all, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde April 17 – May 26, 2019; Opening night is Sunday, April 28 The SoHo Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street Plays Wednesday - Sunday at 7 pm Running time is 85 minutes Tickets are $49, for more information and a full schedule and for more information about the SoHo Playhouse, please visit www.sohoplayhouse.com

24th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts - Theater for the New City
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer and there’s no more exciting way to mark the season than with a visit to the Theater for the New City’s 24th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. This free celebration brings together over 70 groups for more than 270 performances. The shows reflect the neighborhood’s heritage and New York City’s incredible diversity, with troupes running from Folksbiene to Chinese Theaterworks to the National Yiddish Theater to Art Lillard’s Heavenly Big Band to the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. On Saturday, May 25th, as part of the outdoor portion of the festival, East 10th Street between 1st and 2nd Aves. will be closed to traffic for a Cultural Street Festival. Vendors will sell crafts, goods, food, jewelry, and artwork. There will also be performances in the street. This year’s festival theme is 2020 Vision—Save Our Planet, Save Our Country, a call for a green revolution and a more welcoming nation. As Crystal Field, co-founder and Artistic Director, puts it, “Art cannot move mountains, but it can move minds.” Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 6pm-midnight; Sunday, May 26 4pm-midnight.

Parsons Dance 2019 Joyce Season - The Joyce Theater
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

A “dance your heart out…kind of enterprise” (The New York Times), Parsons Dance dedicates its 2019 Joyce season to master choreographer Paul Taylor and pays tribute to him in the staging of Runes, a mesmerizing work performed by David Parsons in 1981 during his time as a member of Paul Taylor Dance Company. Also on tap is the New York premiere of Trey McIntyre’s Eight Women. Set to music by Aretha Franklin, this piece explores what McIntyre describes as “the truest possible part of the woman in every person.” Completing the program are three cherished Parsons works—Round My World, Nascimento, and Caught.

Pigeonholed presents the World Premiere of #yourmemorial by Emily J. Daly - HERE
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Pigeonholed presents the World Premiere of #yourmemorial by Emily J. Daly May 9-26, 2019 at HERE Pigeonholed presents #yourmemorial, a new play written by Emily Daly and directed by Emily Lyon, from May 9-26, 2019 at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, NYC (entrance on Dominick, one block south of Spring). Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1009680 or by calling 212-352-3101. For more information, visit HERE.org. #yourmemorial is a play about what we choose to remember, what we refuse to see, and what it means to be real in the Facebook age. Lottie has always been that all-star student who's everyone's best friend. Fresh out of college, she's determined to change the world and make a difference. But when she's killed at her internship in Afghanistan, the Internet threatens to tear her memory apart. As fangirls, rubberneckers, pseudo-friends, trolls and her own social media fuel the digital storm, Lottie's friends will struggle over how and who gets to tell her story, and what her legacy should be.  Written by EMILY J. DALY, #yourmemorial features a cast of MEREDITH STARKMAN, SASHA LAZARE, JOHN DEWEY*, and ESMERALDA GARZA. The play i... (read more)

Cheikh Tairou M’Baye West African Dance & Drum Workshops - The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Join Ailey Extension as we celebrate the legacy of Cheikh Tairou M’Baye with traditional West African Dance and Drum workshops on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 at the Joan Weill Center for Dance – New York’s largest building dedicated to dance and the home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Each day, dancers of all levels and backgrounds are invited to share rich heritage and powerful cultural experiences with renowned African dance instructors and master drummers during various daily workshops. The full schedule is as follows: Saturday, May 25 9:30am-10:30am: FREE CLASS with Babacar M'Baye & EL Hadji Gueye (featuring music from Cheikh Tairou M’Baye) 10:30 - 12:00pm: Sabar Dance w/ Abdou Sylla (Japan) 12:00 - 1:30pm: Djembe Dance w/ David Dioubate (Paris) 1:30 – 2:30PM: Sabar Drum w Vieix Kaba M’Baye 1:30 – 3:00pm: Kutiro Dance w/ Malang Bayo 3:00 – 4:30pm: Djembe Dance w Tènènfig Dioubate 4:30 – 6:00pm: Sere Dance w/ Aida Faty 6:00 - 7:30pm: Sabar w/ Maf Sing Sing (Paris) 7:30 - 9:00pm: Djembe Dance w/ Lesina Martin Sunday, May 26 9:30 – 11:00am: Sabar w Bakari Fall & Babacar 10:00 – 11:00pm: Sabar Drum w/ Brigo Gueye 11:00 - 12:30pm: Balante Dance... (read more)

With or Without You - Theater Row
Through May 26, 2019 - new york

In With or Without You, a mother-daughter relationship tries to survive loss, love and adolescence as secrets and lies are exposed.

Danceafrica 2019 Performances - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through May 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam The nation's largest festival dedicated to African dance and music returns for its 42nd year, under the leadership of artistic director Abdel R. Salaam. This beloved annual tradition is a jubilant celebration of culture from Africa and its diaspora. This year, DanceAfrica offers a taste of the rhythm, movement, and spirit of Rwanda. In addition to the performances on the Opera House stage, join us for a full weekend of activities, including an art exhibition, dance workshops, an array of community events, the annual FilmAfrica series, and the one-and-only DanceAfrica Bazaar.

Broadway Revival of Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune - Broadhurst Theatre
Through May 28, 2019 - New York

Legendary six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Tony and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon return to the Great White Way in the new revival of the much loved Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Written by Terrence McNally (Kiss of the Spiderwoman), this intimate, two-person play finds humor and poignancy in an unlikely romantic pair. A short-order cook and a waitress, both damaged by love, hook up for a single night, but as their one-night stand stretches on, the couple begin to open up and maybe even take a chance on each other.

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season Family Series - 14th Street Y
Through May 30, 2019 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season Family Series NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues tohonor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture-making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 Family Series. The series kicks-off on October 20, 2018 with The Not-So-Spooky Ghost and runs through May 2019. "Ever since I was a child, I can remember sitting in the theater, waiting as the lights went down for the magic to start. From the age of two, my mother would schlep us to see new worlds and experience foreign types of movement, sounds and music. She believed in exposing us to all parts of our imagination, building paths towards new unknowns. Here at the 14the Street Y Theater, we also believe that all children should experience that magic, sit excitedly for unknowns, and meet new characters for their imagination to take into new worlds. We want to create a platform that will enable artists to weave their magic for our kids. That is why we have started incubating and supporting a Theater for Young Audiences series. This year we are launching this series with 5 new plays and events that will shar... (read more)

Museum of Sex: New York's Most Stimulating Attraction - Museum of Sex
Through May 31, 2019 - New York

It's the most stimulating museum in New York! With its continuing mission to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality in a factual, informative and entertaining environment, the Museum of Sex features revolving exhibitions throughout the year. Currently you can discover Mariette Pathy Allen, who has been documenting, for over 40 years, the spectrum of gender expression. Pathy Allen's archive consists of thousands of photographs, countless interview transcripts, personal correspondence, and materials related to a career dedicated to supporting and documenting trans and gender-variant communities. You'll enjoy James Bidgood's exhibit Reveries. Bidgood was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1933, at the height of the Depression. From the time of his arrival in New York at age 18, he immersed himself in the underground worlds of drag, hustling and pornography. In the 1950s, Bidgood was a drag queen and set and lighting designer at the legendary New York nightclub Club 82. There's also Punk Lust: Raw Provocation 1971-1985, a survey looking at the way punk culture used the language of sexuality — both visually and lyrically — to transgress and d... (read more)

Spicy Witch Rep at The Flea - The Flea Theater
Through June 01, 2019 - New York

Spicy Witch Productions will present the World Premiere of The Virtuous Fall of the Girls From Our Lady of Sorrows written by Gina Femia (Princess Grace Award Finalist for The Mermaids' Parade; The Kilroys List Honorable Mention for Annie and the Fat Man), directed by Blayze Teicher (Trainspotting Live; Mother Knows Best with New Light Theatre Project) in rep with an audacious cut of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, adapted and directed by Phoebe Brooks (Hamlet the Hip-Hopera at FringeNYC, 2015) at The Flea Theater (20 Thomas Street New York, NY 10007), May 17-June 1. Performances for The Virtuous Fall of the Girls From Our Lady of Sorrows will be on Friday, May 17 at 7pm (press preview), Saturday, May 18 at 3pm (press preview), Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm (opening night), Thursday, May 23 at 7pm, Saturday, May 25 at 3pm, Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm, Thursday, May 30 at 7pm, and Saturday, June 1 at 7pm. Performances for Measure for Measure will be on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm (press preview), Sunday, May 19 at 3pm (press preview), Wednesday, May 22 at 7pm (opening night), Friday, May 24 at 7pm, Saturday, May 25 at 7pm, Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm, Friday, May 31 at 7pm, and Saturday, Ju... (read more)

Compagnia de' Colombari presents More Or Less I Am in celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday - Brooklyn Public Library
Through June 01, 2019 - Brooklyn

Compagnia de' Colombari presents More Or Less I Am in celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday "For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."  - Walt Whitman Compagnia de' Colombari, an international collective of performing artists founded and directed by Karin Coonrod,celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of America's most influential poet, Walt Whitman, with a revival of their acclaimed production More Or Less I Am. Performances begin May 18, 2019 at multiple venues throughout the five boroughs, with most performances being free and open to the public. More information can be found at www.colombari.org. More Or Less I Am is a music-theater piece drawn entirely from Walt Whitman's revolutionary free verse long poem, "Song of Myself," one of the original twelve pieces that comprise his 1855 collection Leaves of Grass. Conceived and directed by Karin Coonrod with original music by Colin Jacobsen, Kyle Sanna, Eric Jacobsen, and Alex Sopp, the piece involves fifteen performers of various ages, genders, and ethnicities (six instrumentalists and eight actor/singers, one child). More Or Less I Am includes passages spoken and sung in Spanish, among many ot... (read more)

Radiotheatre's 4th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Festival - St. John's Lutheran Church
Through June 01, 2019 - New York

Within 195 year old St.John's Sanctuary in historic Greenwich Village, amidst the flickering candlelight and fog, the award-winning, critically acclaimed Radio Theatre presents its annual celebration of master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, who had once lived nearby and attended this very church! Now in its 16th year, RT offers 14 of his greatest tales in repertory live complete with a fabulous cast, original orchestral music and amazing sound design.

Mean Girls - August-Wilson Theatre
Through June 05, 2019 - New York

Mean Girl Broadway Musical If you didn’t see Mean Girl back in the 2000s, then you probably didn’t have that great of a childhood. Most people might call it a chick flick, but in our opinion, it is one of the greatest teen movies of our generation. The people were in awe over our little mathematician. Oh, and it’s not just our opinion, the movie was showered with more awards then we can count. But, the story just keeps getting better. After her incredible movie, Tina Fey didn’t just stop there. She has far greater and extravagant plans for the Mean Girls Franchise. You'd like to know if Tina Fey can write a musical. The oh-so-not-surprising answer is... yes! – Peter Marks, The Washington Post We sometimes feel that our childhood is coming to life with musicals. First, it was Bring it On, then Heathers with several others in development. But, the musical for Mean Girls is already here. The Mean Girls Musical is a masterpiece from the great Fey. It’s based on her book and the movie of the same name. The musical was under construction since 2013. But, it was a moment of joy for every fan when it was announced on “Mean Girls Day” that their favorite movie was comi... (read more)

Frozen - Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
Through June 05, 2019 - New York

The spectacular Disney film that captivated audiences around the world has finally made it to Broadway! Following the success of the 2013 animated movie, Frozen the Musical expands on the story of two sisters, giving more time to the characters we’ve come to love. With a book by Jennifer Lee, and music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the show has kept many members of the creative team from the film, ensuring everything on stage is faithful to the original story. Instead of being a direct copy of the film, what Frozen the Musical does is transform these animated characters into something real and tangible. It really takes the time to dig deep into the characters’ motivations, allowing their relationships to develop further. Delving deeper into Elsa and Anna’s past, the extra time given to the young sisters makes their love for each other clear from the start. Young Elsa, portrayed by Brooklyn Nelson and Ayla Schwartz, is the perfect tragic heroine. Her reaction to hurting her sister, and her fear of hurting anyone else, tugs at the heartstrings of every audience member. Both actors convey the role of big sister brilliantly, tapping into the respons... (read more)

Brooklyn Music School Announces First Friday Sound Baths - Brooklyn Music School
Through June 07, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Music School Announces First Friday Sound Baths Fridays evenings: March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2019 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Open to Ages 16 & up Suggested $20 donation Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces First Friday Sound Baths on Fridays: March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7, 2019 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Registration is on a sliding scale, with a $20 suggested donation. RSVP at: https://firstfridaysoundbaths.eventbrite.com As part of the Brooklyn Music School's expanding Music Therapy offerings, BMS will be offering a series of four Sound Baths on the first Friday of each month starting in March. Sound Baths offer an opportunity to unplug from the on-going demands of daily life. With the sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, hand pans, gong, and other instruments, participants enjoy deep states of relaxation and meditation. Facilitated by BMS' Music Therapy Department Chair, Katie Down, Sound Baths are sonic meditations incorporating all the senses, based on the premise that we listen with our etheric, emotional and mental body and that through Deep Listening, we can self-heal, connecting with ourselves and each other while creating new neural pathways f... (read more)

This Spring, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life Celebrate Jewish Culture across the East Village with the 2019 Season of Jewish Culture - 14th Street Y
Through June 08, 2019 - New York

This Spring, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life Celebrate Jewish Culture across the East Village with the 2019 Season of Jewish Culture Celebration consists of a dozen interfaith, multi-faith, and Jewish Events NEW YORK, NY - Starting Saturday, April 20th and ending June 8th, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life will join together in hosting and participating in a dozen events to celebrate Jewish culture, as part of “The Jewish Season of Culture.” These events will display the gorgeous breadth of Jewish art, religion, and culture and provide an opportunity for both Jewish and New Yorkers of all backgrounds with a way to engage with Jewish culture in an open, creative, and educational environment. Educational Alliance President and CEO Alan van Capelle said, “We are excited for another year of incredible programming during Educational Alliance’s Season of Jewish Culture. With our impressive roster of partner organizations, we look forward to showcasing the vibrancy of Jewish life in downtown Manhattan and celebrating its connections and contributions to the rich diversity of New York City.” 14th Street Y Executive D... (read more)

To She Who Waits - Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios
Through June 08, 2019 - New York

Meg and Jack were childhood sweethearts, who got married, and when their daughter, Hannah, was born, Meg stayed home with her, while Jack worked. They were happy. Then their church hired a new pastor. Flash forward … Jack is dead, and Meg is fighting the church she fled for custody of Hannah. Now that Meg is about to see Hannah for the first time in two years, the clock is already ticking. She will only have 12 visits to convince Hannah, who is openly hostile toward her, to leave the church she loves and its promise of salvation, to live with Meg -- the mother who left her behind. Written by Bob Clyman Directed by Maria Aladren Produced by American Renaissance Theater Company The cast features Lee Eden, Brian Homer, Carol Todd, and Kathleen Swan. Playwright Bob Clyman has received numerous awards and fellowships including an Outer Circle Critics nomination, Drama League's Playwrights First Award, Eugene O’Neill Summer Conference Fellowship, Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship, among others.

Double For Your Trouble (Gospel Musical Stage Play) - Oberia D. Dempsey Theater
Through June 08, 2019 - New York

A modern-day telling of the story of Job that follows the life of Ebony who’s faith is tested during difficult times.

DOUBLE FOR YOUR TROUBLE (Gospel Musical Stage Play) - Oberia D. Dempsey Theater
Through June 08, 2019 - NEW YORK

Double For Your Trouble is the modern day story of Job. Ebony, our modern day Job, has lost everything including her will to live. Can God restore and mend Ebony’s broken heart? Yes, He can! But will she allow Him to give her double for her trouble?

ORIGINAL SOUND - CHERRY LANE
Through June 08, 2019 - New York

A young Nuyorican beat maker calls out a rising pop star for ripping off his track. ORIGINAL SOUND is a fierce, funny, musical journey through the heart of an unforgiving industry. ORIGINAL SOUND will begin its limited run on April 30 and run through June 8, 2019, celebrating its opening night on May 9, 2019, at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC). It will play Monday – Friday at 7 pm; Saturday Matinees at 5 pm and 9 pm. NO SHOWS on Sunday (Exception: No performances on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27; Added show on Friday, May 31 at 5 pm & 9 pm). Running time is 90 minutes and tickets to ORIGINAL SOUND are $55 general admission ($45 previews); $85 premium tickets ($75 previews) and are available by visiting CherryLaneTheatre.org, by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting the Cherry Lane Theatre Box Office.

Dark Comedy The Bigot - The Theatre at St. Clement's
Through June 09, 2019 - New York

Jim's an equal opportunity bigot, whose intolerance extends to religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity and beyond. That he hasn't yet converted his adult liberal son Seth to his staunch beliefs is a source of never-ending frustration. It's almost as annoying as the two lesbians living next door. But an unexpected crisis is about to give his unshakable beliefs a serious rattling. Broadway vet Stephen Payne (Straight White Men, Of Mice and Men, Superior Donuts, August: Osage County) stars in this dark comedy at New York's Theatre at St. Clements.

The Mad Mad Scientist Play - 13th Street Theatre
Through June 10, 2019 - New York

The Gnome Haus is pleased to announce the world premiere of The Mad Mad Scientist Play by E.E. Wade, directed by Josh FS Moser and running at the 13th Street Repertory Theater. The Mad Mad Scientist Play follows Ron, a black professor and theoretical physicist on a race against the clock to finish his greatest invention: the first humanoid time machine the world has ever seen. As Ron's time machine gets stronger and smarter, he finds himself risking his career, love life, and safety for the chance to answer the "what ifs" he left behind. The Mad Mad Scientist Play is a thrilling sci-fi comedy that questions if living in the past is worth sacrificing your future. When asked why she chose to explore time travel in her new work, Wade responded, "For me, The Mad Mad Scientist Play is about all the "what ifs" behind each decision we make in life. We all have moments of self-doubt and wonder, but for marginalized folks, worst-case scenarios are often just reality. What if you could go back in time? What would it change?" This production marks the conclusion to Wade's year-long residency with The Gnome Haus, after a successful run of her one-woman show, The Rhythm/Da Blues, which pre... (read more)

“Move Your Curves” Workshop at Ailey Extension - The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Ailey Extension is teaming up with Pretty BIG Movement to bring you a “Move Your Curves" workshop. Pretty BIG Movement, based in New York City, is a full-figured dance company specializing in various dance genres such as hip-hop, jazz, ethnic, and more. Founder and CEO Akira Armstrong realized there wasn't a platform for women with voluptuous curves in mainstream media, and so she created one. While auditioning for Full Figured Fashion Week, Akira found that she was surrounded by confident, plus-size women who were beautiful, curvaceous, and shared the same passion in dance. She seized that moment and started Pretty BIG Movement. By 2015, the voluptuous dance troupe performed in Ladies Of Hip-Hop, Carnival (choreographers' ball), Ms. Full Figured USA pageant, Female Hip-Hop Honors award show, Salt N Pepa, Lane Bryant campaigns ("I'm No Angel" and "Plus Is Equal"), Full Beauty commercial, Mz. 007 concert and NBC's America's Got Talent (season 10). Currently, Pretty BIG offers dance workshops in the tri-state area to the plus-size community, creating a No Judgment environment where individuals can feel comfortable dancing.

Ailey Extension’s Afro Flow Yoga Workshop - The Ailey Studios at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Come experience joy and elation through movement and sound at Ailey Extension. Afro Flow Yoga® infuses electrifying dance movements of the African Diaspora flowing with a meditative yoga sequence of gentle yet powerful stretches. Deeply connect with the soulful rhythms of live drumming, energize your charkas, gain strength and flexibility, and rejoice in the bliss of feeling grounded and peaceful! Through the power of collective energy and the creation of sacred space, students will leave feeling empowered, energized, and renewed. With a mission to promote healing and community building through dance, music and yogic practices, husband and wife team, Leslie Salmon Jones, Ailey School Alum, and multi-instrumentalist Jeff W Jones created Afro-Flow Yoga to celebrate, honor and respect our shared humanity and cultural differences in a non-judgmental and safe environment.

Public Servant - Theater Row
Through June 29, 2019 - new york

Bekah Brunstetter's Public Servant is the second show in a thematic trilogy which begins with The Cake, produced by Manhattan Theatre Club.

Sincerely, Oscar - Theater Row
Through June 29, 2019 - new york

Sincerely, Oscar a new musical celebrating Broadway's greatest lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein. Sincerely, Oscar is a one-of-a-kind musical experience highlighting Oscar Hammerstein's journey to become Broadway's greatest lyricist. Through curated story-telling and imaginative performances, this visually stunning show utilizes cutting edge, 3D holographic technology and explores Oscar's amazing life in his words while weaving a melodious tapestry of over 30 of his greatest songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, Allegro and more…

Frozen: The Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

Audiences just can't let Disney's Frozen go. After sparking family sing-alongs and melting hearts around the world, the two-time Oscar-winning film hit the Broadway stage, brought to life by an all-star creative team of Tony and Oscar winners. The songwriters behind the earworm to end all earworms — "Let It Go" — expanded the film's score with an avalanche of catchy new songs. Now this "jaw-dropping and poignant" spectacle (Variety) comes to St. James Theatre with "amazing special effects, eye-popping costumes and incredible performances" (Newsday). Don't miss this enchanting story of two sisters pulled apart by a mysterious secret, and the epic adventure that brings them back together.

Queen of Hearts: Baroque Burlesque Theater - Theatre XIV
Through August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Dive head first down the rabbit hole with this baroque burlesque extravaganza inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Known for their sexy, magical and immersive theater experiences, Company XIV's beauties will transport you to a dreamworld replete with exotic curiosities and sensual strip-tease. The intimate, decadent show combines circus, opera, magic, dance and imaginative cocktails inspired by your favorite characters and Carroll's delicious literary nonsense. Choreographed by Austin McCormick, Queen of Hearts is a one of a kind theatrical event sure to delight, amaze and titillate.

South Street Seaport Museum 2019 SUMMER SEASON - South Street Seaport Museum
Through October 01, 2019 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum 2019 SUMMER SEASON beginning May 25, 2019 New Exhibition: The Printed Port at Bowne Printers Public Sails Now Available on W.O. Decker and Pioneer New Tours of the Hull of Wavertree The South Street Seaport Museum's 2019 Summer Season begins on May 25, 2019 with three new initiatives: a new exhibition The Printed Port at the Museum's printing office, Bowne & Co.,; public sails on both W.O. Deckerand Pioneer; and, for the first time, access to the hull of Wavertree for tours. Museum tickets are $20 ($14 for seniors and students, children under 8 NOW FREE) and can be purchased at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org. The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, NYC, 10038.  New Exhibition: The Printed Port The Printed Port illuminates an industry central to the development of New York City: job printing. Printers were a mammoth force in the 19th-century Port of New York; they produced all manner of printed materials for the businesses flourishing on South Street, including those in the maritime trades. The South Street Seaport Museum's printing office, Bowne & Co., was one of hundreds of shops that made up New York's first nei... (read more)

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through December 31, 2019 - New York

Dear Evan Hansen Tickets. Dear Evan Hansen Musical. Dear Evan Hansen Broadway. Dear Evan Hansen is the epitome of a modern musical. The show is set firmly in the mid 2010's with technology and social media at the core of its plot, catering directly to its target audience of the teenagers and young adults of today while also connecting to people of all ages. Winning the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, the crew behind the production take full advantage of their target audience. Musical theatre is becoming increasingly more popular with young people, so with it's music, characters and plot, Dear Evan Hansen is almost irresistible to them. The show, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and book by Steven Levenson, deals with some pretty heavy subject matter, but they're issues that are very hot topics at the moment. The heavy themes of mental illness, suicide, and struggling families are confronting, but as they become more prominent in real life, the need to portray these issue seriously in theatre is more crucial than ever. Dear Evan Hansen handles these themes with grace and honesty. It makes a point of giv... (read more)

The Infinite Wrench - Kraine Theater
Through March 03, 2020 - New York

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 Infinite Wrench runs every weekend (except the last 2 weeks of December). Different show every time! If you’ve seen the show once, you’ve seen the show once.

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)

YY Dance Company - Peridance Capezio Theater
Through September 24, 2107 - New York

Dancer/choreographer Yiin Yue presents her YY Dance Company in a program of her explosive works, performed by an ensemble of stellar dancers. The Shanghai native has already received commissions from Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago, and her company has performed at Jacob's Pillow, Dancenow, and the Schrit-tmacher Dance Festival in Germany.

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