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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week - September 10-September 17

September 10, 2017 - 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.

"Checks and Balances, or Bottoms Up!" @ Wise Towers - Wise Towers
September 10, 2017 - New York

Theater for the New City's 41st Street Theater tour will be "Checks and Balances, or Bottoms Up!" Rip-roaring musical tours City's streets, parks and playgrounds August 5 to September 17. A teacher, subway conductor and neighborhood school girl lead community activists in the fight against the monster of apple pie fascism and threats of planetary death from the pumpkin head of state. WHERE AND WHEN: August 5 to September 17 (critics invited to all performances). In NYC streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs. See complete schedule at bottom of this document. Presented by Theater for the New City (www.theaterforthenewcity.net). Free to the public. Audience info (212) 254-1109. Runs 1:15. Critics are invited to all performances. Photos are available at: https://goo.gl/photos/13TxHj8WMNY19TWw8 NEW YORK, June 28 -- This year, the American theater has been responding to the change in national politics with infuriation, vexation, and distrust. Satires abound. Classics are widely being reinterpreted into a modern context. There will likely be a wave of modernist plays on the "new human condition" -- witnessing the downfall of the civil society but bei... (read more)

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan - NYU Skirball Center for the Arts
September 10, 2017 - New York

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie's much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre. Screenings of National Theatre Live Events Are on a Time-Delay and May Not Be Screened on the Same Day or Time as the Live Performance. National Theatre Live Is Distributed Outside the U.K. Through New York-Based by Experience, Inc. Show Less

"Dimensions" - Theater for the New City
September 10, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS “DIMENSIONS,” WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FREEDOM RUSSINO An exploration of sexual identity and community among young minority students. WHERE AND WHEN: August 27 to September 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. August 27 at 2:00 PM, August 28 at 6:30 PM, August 29 at 6:30 PM, September 2 at 8:00 PM, September 10 at 5:00 PM, September 17 at 5:00 PM. Tickets $20. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running Time: 2 hours. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK, August 7 -- "Dimensions" is a unique production written and directed by Freedom Russino that utilizes theater, dance and spoken word to tell a story of the difficulties of young minority students in forming their sexual identity for the first time while studying in a Los Angeles art school. It exposes the web of secrets and lies that connect with the contemporary struggles of American minorities. Themes of identity, race and sexuality are explored in a volatile world of Greek life. The play focuse... (read more)

"Letters" - Theater for the New CIty
September 10, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "LETTERS," NEW MUSICAL BY DANIEL SCHWARTZMAN, DIRECTED BY ELMORE JAMES A writer delves into her past in an attempt to create peace in her future. WHERE AND WHEN: September 6 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, September 10 at 5:00 PM; Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM; Thursday, September 14 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 16 at 5:00 PM; Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 PM Tickets $18. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running time: 45 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. Selected photos of shows in the Dream Up Festival are available for download at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3lfCK2x77YlYMVwk2. NEW YORK, August 7 – What can we do when it's too late to fix the mistakes of the past? "Letters,” written and composed by Daniel Schwartzman, is a musical about Frida, a middle-aged writer of children’s books long estranged from her parents. The reasons come into focus a... (read more)

Brunch with Broadway Stars at The Lambs Club Featuring “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812' - The Lambs Club
September 10, 2017 - New York

Geoffrey Zakarian’s The Lambs Club has teamed up with some of Broadway's best musicals to bring you Brunch with Broadway Stars — Sunday brunch like you have never seen, featuring some of the biggest names on Broadway! Stars from hit shows will perform jazz standards and show tunes over bloody marys and classic brunch fare. For $68 for adults and $35 for children under 12, guests can enjoy a prix fixe brunch featuring a bountiful pastry assortment for the table, a choice of an entrée, sides to share, Colombe Coffee, Le Palais Des Thés Tea and fresh squeezed juices. Highlighted dishes include Stuffed French Toast with Coconut Pastry Cream and Blackberry Compote, Peekytoe Crab Benedict with Créme Fraîche and Meyer Lemon Hollandaise and The Lambs Club Burger on Toasted Challah and House-Cut Fries. To top it off, guests will be offered a special to-go treat. On Sunday, September 10th, Cathryn Wake will take to the stage. Natasha is a beautiful ingénue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancée Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope l... (read more)

Sistas: the Musical - New York City Theatre
September 10, 2017 - New York

Popular off-Broadway musical Sistas returns to thw St Luke's Theatre! is a nonstop celebration! Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Smash's Kenneth Ferrone, the production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. Truths, memories and relationships come to the fore, sometimes welcome, sometimes not. Bring your best gal pal, your sister, your mother, even your aunt for this celebration of female family. After a much-loved matriarch's death, the women in the family clean out her attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Tyrone," "I am Not My Hair" and "A Woman's Worth."

Faustin Linyekula - Crossing The Line Festival
Through September 10, 2017 - New York

This new MetLiveArts commission showcases Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula in the Museum's Vélez Blanco Patio. Art from the "Kingdom of Kongo" in The Met's galleries, a shifting political landscape, and the tumultuous history of his homeland all serve as muses for this insightful and provocative dancer. Faustin Linyekula will be accompanied by South African dancer Moya Michael.

The Constitution - Under St. Marks Theater
Through September 10, 2017 - New York

"Finishing the Suit" - Theater for the New City
Through September 10, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE U.S. PREMIERE OF "FINISHING THE SUIT" BY LAWRENCE ARONOVITCH Ghostly apparitions of a lover and a nobleman haunt a tailor until he finishes his work. WHERE AND WHEN: September 5 to 10, 2017. Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of the Dream Up Festival 2017. September 5 at 6:30 PM, September 6 at 6:30 PM, September 7 at 9:00 PM, September 9 at 2:00 PM, September 10 at 8:00 PM. Tickets $20. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org. Running Time: 75 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK, August 7 -- "Finishing the Suit" is a memory play, written by Lawrence Aronovitch and directed by Joan Kane, about a tailor who mourns the loss of the two most important people in his life: his lover Jimmy and his most famous client, the Duke of Windsor. The play explores people's bravery to break free of the lives their families expect them to lead and to be true to themselves. After several successful runs in Canada, the play will have its U.S. premiere September 5 to 10 as part of Theater... (read more)

Before the Sun and Moon - St. John the Divine, Outdoor Garden
Through September 10, 2017 - NY

Renowned puppet and mask maker Ralph Lee presents his Mettawee River Theatre Company in the NY premiere of "Before the Sun and Moon." Playwright Kristine Haruna Lee has based her play with music on an ancient Korean folktale that tells the moving story of the power of love and devotion. Director is Ralph Lee, whose magical puppets, masks and visual elements, in the hands of master puppeteers, enact a presentation suitable for all ages.

Groundhog Day - New York City Theatre
Through September 10, 2017 - New York

Having opened in London's West End to a tidal wave of critical praise and box office receipts, the latest show from the creative duo behind Matilda: The Musical hits Broadway. Written by Olivier Award-winning songwriter Tim Minchin and directed by Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Dog is a musical stage adaptation of Ivan Reitman's classic 1993 comedy which starred Bill Murray. The story follows the struggles of misanthropic reporter Phil Connors (three time Tony nominee Andy Karl) when he becomes stuck in a time loop, forced to live the same day over and over again.

9/11 Table of Silence Project - Lincoln Center/Josie Robertson Plaza
September 11, 2017 - New York

Jacqulyn Buglisi's incandescent 911 Table of Silence Project, a free public performance tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace and healing, returns to Lincoln Center for the 7th year. Performed around the Josie Robertson Plaza fountain, the 100+ dancers, led by Buglisi Dance Theatre, is a call to action for peace. The ceremony begins at 8:15 am and ends precisely at 8:46 am, the time that Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. The event will also be livestreamed at www.tableofsilence.org

Katie - Theater For The New City
Through September 11, 2017 - New York City

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "KATIE" BY MIGUEL TORUÑO, DIRECTED BY PENNY TEMPLETON What are the limits of devotion? WHERE AND WHEN: August 28 to September 11, 2017 Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. Monday, August 28 at 9:00 PM; Tuesday, August 29 at 9:00 PM; Friday, September 1 at 6:30 PM; Saturday, September 2 at 2:00 PM; Monday, September 4 at 9:00 PM; Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30 PM; Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 PM; Monday, September 11 at 6:30 PM. Tickets $15. Box office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running time: 120 minutes including intermission. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK, August 7 – What are the limits of devotion? "Katie" by Miguel Toruño, a former US Congress ethics attorney, provides a unique examination of the choices we make to help those we love when lines are blurred between the law and what we feel is right. The play's title character is a young woman who is quadriplegic and unable to speak. When she turns 18, her mother must decide how to help her enter adu... (read more)

"Eleanora Duse Dies in Pittsburgh" - Cabaret Theater (Theater for the New City)
Through September 12, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS NEW YORK PREMIERE OF "ELEANORA DUSE DIES IN PITTSBURGH" BY DON NIGRO Dying Italian actress wanders upon the stage in search of her final act. WHERE AND WHEN: August 27 to September 12, 2017. Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. August 27 at 2:00 PM, September 2 at 5:00 PM, September 3 at 2:00 PM, September 8 at 6:30 PM, September 9 at 2:00 PM, September 10 at 2:00 PM, September 12 at 6:30 PM. Tickets $20. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running Time: 60 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK, August 7 -- "Eleanora Duse Dies in Pittsburgh" is a short dark comedy, written by Don Nigro about the terror and holiness of theater. Famous Italian actress Eleanora Duse finds herself regretful of her past actions and attempts to find some sort of relief only to be pestered by the comedic interactions of other famous characters around her, leaving her more uncertain of her eventual fate. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the play's Ne... (read more)

"Parental Guidance Suggested (An Unfortunately True Musical Dramedy)" - Theater for the New City
Through September 12, 2017 - New York

DAY CARE TAKES STAGE IN "PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED (AN UNFORTUNATELY TRUE MUSICAL DRAMEDY)" BY IRENE HERNANDEZ Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents a new musical which explores the misery of surrendering your dreams to take care of ungrateful brats. WHERE AND WHEN: August 27 to September 12, 2017. Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. August 27 at 5:00 PM, September 1 at 9:00 PM, September 2 at 8:00 PM, September 3 at 5:00 PM, September 6 at 6:30 PM, September 10 at 8:00 PM, September 12 at 9:00 PM Tickets $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running Time: 65 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK – Children are a joy, right? Not to Irene, the teacher’s assistant (and leading character) in "Parental Guidance Suggested (An Unfortunately True Musical Dramedy)," a darkly comedic, partly autobiographical musical about the chaos of working at a daycare on minimum wage. Conceived and written by Irene Hernandez with lyrics by Hernandez and music by Paul Bremner and Jen Bush, "Parental Guid... (read more)

Ryan Raftery: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Through September 12, 2017 - New York

Ryan Raftery, creator and star of the smash hit Anna Wintour and Andy Cohen musicals, returns to Joe's Pub to premiere the final show in his "Titans of Media" trilogy based on the tale of America's first self-made female billionaire. "The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart" tells the fascinating story of the woman who changed the way we live our lives by daring us to try harder. From her humble beginnings in Nutley, New Jersey to her empire-building years in Westport, Connecticut, to her highly-publicized stint in federal prison, this is a chronicle of epically blind ambition set to the music of artists as varied as Beyonce, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adele and Metallica. A native New Yorker and graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Ryan Raftery has been seen on television in Ugly Betty, What I Like About You, Malcolm in the Middle, and, most memorably, on Law & Order: SVU where he warmed hearts all across America as Dennis Faber, the Amish teenager with measles. He has written eight shows, including the aforementioned Wintour and Cohen musicals as well as Ryan Raftery & Friends: A Solo Act, Ryan Raftery's It Gets Worse and Ryan Raftery: King of the Jews.

La Fanciulla Del West (The Girl of the Golden West) - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through September 12, 2017 - New York

The New York Metropolitan Opera presents a new production of La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) written by Giacomo Puccini in 1907 and premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1910. City Opera's new production is directed by Ivan Stefanutti and conducted by James Meena and is the result of an international collaboration between the Teatro di Giglio in Lucca, Italy, the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Sardinia, and Opera Carolina.

Kt Sullivan - West Bank Cafe
September 13, 2017 - New York

Cabaret icon KT Sullivan reprises her hit 2007 show about her journey from from her rural hometown, Boggy Depot, Okla. to the lights of the Broadway Stage. The New York Times called the show a "thrill ride." With direction by Eric Michael Gillett.

"Letters" - Theater for the New City
September 13, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "LETTERS," NEW MUSICAL BY DANIEL SCHWARTZMAN, DIRECTED BY ELMORE JAMES A writer delves into her past in an attempt to create peace in her future. WHERE AND WHEN: September 6 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, September 10 at 5:00 PM; Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM; Thursday, September 14 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 16 at 5:00 PM; Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 PM Tickets $18. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running time: 45 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. Selected photos of shows in the Dream Up Festival are available for download at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3lfCK2x77YlYMVwk2. NEW YORK, August 7 – What can we do when it's too late to fix the mistakes of the past? "Letters,” written and composed by Daniel Schwartzman, is a musical about Frida, a middle-aged writer of children’s books long estranged from her parents. The reasons come into focus a... (read more)

"Looking Back at Bangkok and Beyond...." - Theater for the New City
September 13, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "LOOKING BACK AT BANGKOK AND BEYOND...." BY STEPHAN MORROW The story of a young American's exploration for freedom in Asia. WHERE AND WHEN: September 5 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. September 5 at 6:30 PM, September 9 at 8:00 PM, September 13 at 9:00 PM, September 16 at 8:00 PM, September 17 at 8:00 PM. Tickets $12. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org. Running Time: 80 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK -- "Looking Back at Bangkok and Beyond...." is a solo play written and performed by Stephan Morrow based on a global pilgrimage he embarked on at the end of his teenage years. Excerpts of this show were performed at the Lower East Side Festival at Theater for the New City, The Greek American Writer's Conference at The Cornelia St. Café (Penelope Karageorge, Program Director and at St.Malachy’s Theater Workshop - Joanne Tedesco, Artistic Director). The material has won three awards in The SOLAS International ... (read more)

The House of Charity - Theater For The New City
Through September 13, 2017 - New York City

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "THE HOUSE OF CHARITY," WRITTEN BY ANDRE DEGAS AND DIRECTED BY JONATHAN SCHWOLSKY A group of addicts come together for a common cause, and for each other. WHERE AND WHEN: August 28 to September 13, 2017. Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. August 27 at 2:00 PM, August 28 at 9:00 PM, August 29 at 6:30 PM, August 30 at 9:00 PM, August 31 at 6:30 PM, September 2 at 8:00 PM, September 3 at 2:00 PM, September 4 at 6:30 PM, September 13 at 9:00 PM. Tickets $18. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running Time: 90 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. Show's Website: https://www.thehouseofcharity.com/ It's the biggest night of the year at The House of Charity soup kitchen. Can the kitchen staff of recovering addicts and alcoholics band together to feed the record crowd and convince wealthy donors that The House truly is fulfilling its mission of love and kindness? In "The House of Charity," written by Andre F. Degas, we come face-to-face with the reali... (read more)

Jinkx Sings Everything - West Bank Cafe
September 14, 2017 - New York

Two-time MAC Award nominee and RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon returns to New York with the World Premiere of JINKX SINGS EVERYTHING! Jinkx Monsoon is an avid Broadway enthusiast. She loves nothing more than belting out a show stopper. And that's exactly what she plans on doing! In JINKX SINGS EVERYTHING!, the audience will be able to suggest and request their favorite Broadway songs to be performed on-the-spot by this boozy chanteuse -- accompanied on the piano by Joshua Stephen Kartas. Her improv skills and memory will be put to the test as she stumbles her way through this unforgettable show. No two performances will be the same!

"Letters" - Theater for the New City
September 14, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "LETTERS," NEW MUSICAL BY DANIEL SCHWARTZMAN, DIRECTED BY ELMORE JAMES A writer delves into her past in an attempt to create peace in her future. WHERE AND WHEN: September 6 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, September 10 at 5:00 PM; Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM; Thursday, September 14 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 16 at 5:00 PM; Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 PM Tickets $18. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running time: 45 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. Selected photos of shows in the Dream Up Festival are available for download at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3lfCK2x77YlYMVwk2. NEW YORK, August 7 – What can we do when it's too late to fix the mistakes of the past? "Letters,” written and composed by Daniel Schwartzman, is a musical about Frida, a middle-aged writer of children’s books long estranged from her parents. The reasons come into focus a... (read more)

Call My Publicist! the Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent - United Solo
September 14, 2017 - New York

storytelling, performance art, 95 min. Josh Ellis, the renowned Broadway press agent, tells personal, behind-the-scenes stories of his adventures working with theatrical legends including Lena Horne, Yul Brynner, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Eartha Kitt, Sandy Duncan, Stephen Sondheim, Katharine Hepburn, and producer-extraordinaire David Merrick. A young man gets a starry education in which he learns the tricks of the trade from theatre royalty. Director: Gretchen Cryer. Show image by Martha Swope. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, politicos, media-watchers, show business fans. Links: show, video, review (New York Post), related, related2. 2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row ... (read more)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - The Wild Project
September 14, 2017 - New York

Ten Bones Theatre Company puts actors in front of a room full of drunks and demands that they recreate the story of "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" entirely from memory. The show is cast blindly in front of the audience, and after that there are only three rules: 1.) They must incorporate lines written by the audience. 2.) They must incorporate any sound effect played by the host. 3.) One lucky audience member is given a horn that they may honk three times. Once honked, the performers must create a scene that makes perfect sense given where they are in the story but that has no business being in the story of A New Hope. Performers: Ryan Chittaphong, Tom Costello, Alyx Darensbourgh, Ben Furnas, Willy Appelman, Claire Gresham, Clare McNulty, Molly Gaebe, Andy Schneeflock, Scott Thomas, Pete McElligott, and Zach Zirlin

Cafe Muller - New York City Theatre
September 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Internationally renowned contemporary dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal, under legendary German choreogrpapher Pina Bausch's direction, has stood at the forefront of expressionist dance-theater since its inception in 1976. Over three decades since its New York debut at BAM, the company returns to restage the original double bill as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival. Set to the music of Henry Purcell, Cafe Muller was inspired by Bausch's childhood memories of watching her father work in his cafe in Germany during and post WWII. Alongside this dark, reflective and wildly beautiful piece, the company will perform Bausch's interpretation of Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring, a frenzied carnival of passion, fear and desire.

Jinkx Sings Everything - West Bank Cafe
September 15, 2017 - New York

Two-time MAC Award nominee and RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon returns to New York with the World Premiere of JINKX SINGS EVERYTHING! Jinkx Monsoon is an avid Broadway enthusiast. She loves nothing more than belting out a show stopper. And that's exactly what she plans on doing! In JINKX SINGS EVERYTHING!, the audience will be able to suggest and request their favorite Broadway songs to be performed on-the-spot by this boozy chanteuse -- accompanied on the piano by Joshua Stephen Kartas. Her improv skills and memory will be put to the test as she stumbles her way through this unforgettable show. No two performances will be the same!

AUNTS: A Free Immersive Underground Dance Event - NYU Skirball
September 15, 2017 - New York

NYU Skirball’s backstage, dressing rooms, hallways and lobby (everything but the theater itself!) will be transformed when AUNTS takes over the building for this special, one-time-only, FREE event, on Friday, September 15 at 7:30 pm. AUNTS brings together contemporary dance artists and audiences for a special immersive party evening. Audiences will be able to wander and experience as many or as few performances as they choose, creating their own experiences through chance encounters. NYU Skirball’s AUNTS event is organized by Laurie Berg, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, Ali Rosa-Salas, and Ash R.T. Yergens. Performers include Alexandra Tatarsky, Christine Elmo, Freedom Dabka Group, Imma, Jahmal B. Golden, Katrina Reid, Lime Rickey International, Nia Love, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, DJ set by Br0nz3 G0d3ss and more. AUNTS was founded by James Kidd and Rebecca Brooks in 2005 and is currently organized by Laurie Berg and Liliana Dirks-Goodman. An underground platform for dance, AUNTS creates events in unconventional spaces with multiple performers, overlapping performances, open dance parties, multi-disciplinary, body/non-body based, time oriented, finished/experimental/unfinished/pro... (read more)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - The Wild Project
September 15, 2017 - New York

Ten Bones Theatre Company puts actors in front of a room full of drunks and demands that they recreate the story of "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" entirely from memory. The show is cast blindly in front of the audience, and after that there are only three rules: 1.) They must incorporate lines written by the audience. 2.) They must incorporate any sound effect played by the host. 3.) One lucky audience member is given a horn that they may honk three times. Once honked, the performers must create a scene that makes perfect sense given where they are in the story but that has no business being in the story of The Empire Strikes Back. Performers: Ryan Chittaphong, Tom Costello, Alyx Darensbourgh, Ben Furnas, Willy Appelman, Claire Gresham, Clare McNulty, Molly Gaebe, Andy Schneeflock, Scott Thomas, Pete McElligott, and Zach Zirlin

God in a Box - Theater For The New City
Through September 15, 2017 - New York City

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF "GOD IN A BOX" BY CRAIG SILVER Solo show postulates an Everyman's passionate argument with The Big Guy while the latter is trapped in a box. WHERE AND WHEN: September 4 to September 15, 2017. Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. September 4 at 9:00 PM, September 7 at 9:00 PM, September 11 at 6:30 PM, September 15 at 9:00 PM. Tickets $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running Time: 50 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. "God in a Box" is a one act play written, directed and performed by Craig Silver, on a man agonizing over his love/hate relationship for God. Silver plays a man contemplating what to do with God when the deity has been captured and put into a box in front of him. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the piece's American premiere September 4 to 15. A black cardboard box, where God is imprisoned, will be visible at the center of the stage. Silver's soliloquy erupts with active physicali... (read more)

"Checks and Balances, or Bottoms Up!" @ Corporal Thompson Park - Corporal Thompson Park
September 16, 2017 - Staten Island

Theater for the New City's 41st Street Theater tour will be "Checks and Balances, or Bottoms Up!" Rip-roaring musical tours City's streets, parks and playgrounds August 5 to September 17. A teacher, subway conductor and neighborhood school girl lead community activists in the fight against the monster of apple pie fascism and threats of planetary death from the pumpkin head of state. WHERE AND WHEN: August 5 to September 17 (critics invited to all performances). In NYC streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs. See complete schedule at bottom of this document. Presented by Theater for the New City (www.theaterforthenewcity.net). Free to the public. Audience info (212) 254-1109. Runs 1:15. Critics are invited to all performances. Photos are available at: https://goo.gl/photos/13TxHj8WMNY19TWw8 NEW YORK, June 28 -- This year, the American theater has been responding to the change in national politics with infuriation, vexation, and distrust. Satires abound. Classics are widely being reinterpreted into a modern context. There will likely be a wave of modernist plays on the "new human condition" -- witnessing the downfall of the civil society but bei... (read more)

Scranton Buckets - The PIT Loft
September 16, 2017 - New York

Scranton Buckets is an improvised comedy/horror play that tells the spooky tale about the old abandoned bucket factory in Scranton, PA. Tortured memories come to life when a new owner takes a tour of the haunted premises and gets more than they bargained for. The buckets at Scranton Buckets carry more than just a third-grader's vomit; they carry the ghostly secrets of the past, making your blood run cold and your skin turn... pail!

GlamourTango - St. Peter's Church
September 16, 2017 - New York

The elegant GlamourTango, with an all-female cast of musicians, vocalist, and dancers, returns to pay tribute to the Tango of the Rio de la Plata of South America and the women who helped form early tango. The glamorous cast, hailing from Argentina and Uruguay, features creator/pianist Polly Ferman, singer Mariela Marco, dancer/choreographer Mariana Parma and dancers Karina Romero and Valeria Solomonoff, and musicians Ina Paris, Iris Ornig, and Yael Archer.

"Letters" - Theater for the New City
September 16, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "LETTERS," NEW MUSICAL BY DANIEL SCHWARTZMAN, DIRECTED BY ELMORE JAMES A writer delves into her past in an attempt to create peace in her future. WHERE AND WHEN: September 6 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, September 10 at 5:00 PM; Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM; Thursday, September 14 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 16 at 5:00 PM; Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 PM Tickets $18. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running time: 45 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. Selected photos of shows in the Dream Up Festival are available for download at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3lfCK2x77YlYMVwk2. NEW YORK, August 7 – What can we do when it's too late to fix the mistakes of the past? "Letters,” written and composed by Daniel Schwartzman, is a musical about Frida, a middle-aged writer of children’s books long estranged from her parents. The reasons come into focus a... (read more)

"Looking Back at Bangkok and Beyond...." - Theater for the New City
September 16, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "LOOKING BACK AT BANGKOK AND BEYOND...." BY STEPHAN MORROW The story of a young American's exploration for freedom in Asia. WHERE AND WHEN: September 5 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. September 5 at 6:30 PM, September 9 at 8:00 PM, September 13 at 9:00 PM, September 16 at 8:00 PM, September 17 at 8:00 PM. Tickets $12. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org. Running Time: 80 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK -- "Looking Back at Bangkok and Beyond...." is a solo play written and performed by Stephan Morrow based on a global pilgrimage he embarked on at the end of his teenage years. Excerpts of this show were performed at the Lower East Side Festival at Theater for the New City, The Greek American Writer's Conference at The Cornelia St. Café (Penelope Karageorge, Program Director and at St.Malachy’s Theater Workshop - Joanne Tedesco, Artistic Director). The material has won three awards in The SOLAS International ... (read more)

Scranton Buckets - The PIT Loft
September 16, 2017 - New York

SCRANTON BUCKETS is an improvised comedy/horror play that tells the spooky tale about the old abandoned bucket factory in Scranton, PA. Tortured memories come to life when a new owner takes a tour of the haunted premises and gets more than they bargained for. The buckets at Scranton Buckets carry more than just a third-grader’s vomit; they carry the ghostly secrets of the past, making your blood run cold and your skin turn... pail! Presented by DOUBLE D (Nannette Deasy and Graceann Dorse) Directed by Sarah Nowak Created for the 2017 Scranton Fringe Festival Tickets: $7

Be Cute Brooklyn - littlefieldnyc
September 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

MATTY BEATS X HORRORCHATA PRESENTS BECUTE Be Cute is a Dance Party for Homos and Aliens from Outer Space that like to shake it on the dance floor.

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - The Wild Project
September 16, 2017 - New York

Ten Bones Theatre Company puts actors in front of a room full of drunks and demands that they recreate the story of "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" entirely from memory. The show is cast blindly in front of the audience, and after that there are only three rules: 1.) They must incorporate lines written by the audience. 2.) They must incorporate any sound effect played by the host. 3.) One lucky audience member is given a horn that they may honk three times. Once honked, the performers must create a scene that makes perfect sense given where they are in the story but that has no business being in the story of Return of the Jedi. Performers: Ryan Chittaphong, Tom Costello, Alyx Darensbourgh, Ben Furnas, Willy Appelman, Claire Gresham, Clare McNulty, Molly Gaebe, Andy Schneeflock, Scott Thomas, Pete McElligott, and Zach Zirlin

Sistas: the Musical - New York City Theatre
September 16, 2017 - New York

Popular off-Broadway musical Sistas returns to thw St Luke's Theatre! is a nonstop celebration! Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Smash's Kenneth Ferrone, the production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. Truths, memories and relationships come to the fore, sometimes welcome, sometimes not. Bring your best gal pal, your sister, your mother, even your aunt for this celebration of female family. After a much-loved matriarch's death, the women in the family clean out her attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Tyrone," "I am Not My Hair" and "A Woman's Worth."

J Balvin - New York City Theatre
September 16, 2017 - New York

Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin heads to the States this summer for his Energia Tour, in support of his fourth studio album of the same name. Released in 2016, it was placed fourth on Rolling Stones 10 Best Latin albums, with praise heaped upon itslead single "Ginza," and considered to be his breakthrough LP. First seeking his fortune in music at the tender age of 14, Balvin first moved to Oklahoma, before embarking to New York to study English and music. Having made his name as the first artist to receive a diamond certification in the Latin field from the RIAA, this is one Latinx artist to watch for the future. Balvin's Energia Tour kics off this September, and will be hitting the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, showing for one date only on 16 Sep 2017!

Lindsay Mendez - 54 Below
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

Tickets go on sale to Club 54 members on Monday, February 6 at 12pm. To join Club 54, click here. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 9 at 12pm. Lindsay Mendez, recent star of Broadway's Significant Other makes her return to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage in her new solo cabaret show. Known for her tremendous, roof-raising voice and searing stage energy, Lindsay will share golden age Broadway favorites you've never heard her sing, beloved tunes from her collaborations with current musical theatre writers, and more! The gifted singer and actress has appeared in numerous Broadway shows including Grease, Everyday Rapture, and Godspell. In her most recent Broadway musical engagement, Lindsay took flight with the role of Elphaba in Wicked. Lindsay is celebrated for her star turn in Pasek & Paul's Dogfight, which premiered at Second Stage Theater in 2012, where she earned Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Awards nominations. Join Lindsay in another unforgettable evening of stories and songs as she is welcomed back to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage.

Radical Bodies - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 - 1972 In August 1960, the choreographer Anna Halprin, the inventor of task-based improvisation, taught an experimental workshop on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco, attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer. Within two years, Forti's conceptually forceful dance constructions premiered in Yoko Ono's loft in New York and Rainer co-founded the groundbreaking Judson Dance Theater. Radical Bodies examines the artistic relationships between Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, shedding light on each artist's contribution to history. Dance was a conceptual engine of the art world in the 1960s. Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, all Californians with Jewish roots, opened the way to a radicalized, communitarian vision for performance that continues to influence choreographers and visual artists around the world to the present day. Curated by Ninotchka D. Bennahum (Professor of Theater and Dance, UCSB), Wendy Perron (Former Editor in Chief, Dance Magazine; Adjunct Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts) and Bruce Robertson (Professor of Art History and Director of the AD&A Museum, UCSB), Radical Bodies: ... (read more)

"A Crack Up at the Race Riots" - Johnson Theater (Theater at the New City)
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "A CRACK UP AT THE RACE RIOTS," ADAPTED BY TONEY BROWN Madness redefined through conflicting race war. WHERE AND WHEN: August 27 to September 14, 2017. Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. August 27 at 8:00 PM, August 30 at 9:00 PM, August 31 at 6:30 PM, September 3 at 8:00 PM, September 6 at 9:00 PM, September 11 at 9:00 PM, September 14 at 9:00 PM, September 16 at 5:00 PM. Tickets $12. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running Time: 65 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK, August 7 -- Toney Brown has fashioned an experimental play based on "A Crack Up at the Race Riots" by Harmony Korine. The play meditates on the Artaudian notion of psychology and suicide, focusing on how the term "mad" is thrust upon those who dare to speak unbearable truths to society. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the piece August 27 to September 16, directed by Brown. Korine's novel "A Crack Up at the Race Riots" is compr... (read more)

I Am Antigone - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival 2017 presents the world premiere of I AM ANTIGONE, a contemporary adaptation of the Sophocles text by poet Saudamini Siegrist, beginning performances September 8th. Starring Broadway and screen actress Nicole Ansari and internationally renowned Comedie Francaise actor and dancer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, I AM ANTIGONE is a timely story of one woman’s stand against the abuse of political power. Defying Creon’s command by performing burial rites for her beloved brother Polynices, Oedipus’s daughter Antigone is condemned to be buried alive. And there, impervious to time, she lives to this day. I AM ANTIGONE will play eight performances only: Friday, September 8 at 9:00 pm; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 pm; Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 pm; Wednesday, September 13 at 9:00 pm; Saturday, September 14 at 6:30 pm; Friday, September 15 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, September 16 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm, at Theatre for the New City (155 First Avenue). Tickets are $20, and are available by phone at (212) 254-1109 and online at www.dreamupfestival.org.

"The Voire Dire Project 1.5" - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "THE VOIRE DIRE PROJECT 1.5" Four art-inspired plays from four different writers, meditating on life and the human condition. WHERE AND WHEN: September 7 to 16, 2017. Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. September 7 at 6:30 PM, September 8 at 9:00 PM, September 9 at 5:00 PM, September 10 at 2:00 PM, September 11 at 6:30 PM, September 14 at 6:30 PM, September 15 at 9:00 PM, September 16 at 8:00 PM. Tickets $20. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running Time: 90 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK – "The Voire Dire Project 1.5" is a collection of four unique plays, inspired by four paintings, featuring twenty artists. Each play examines the complexity of humanity and human relationships through time, drawing inspiration from pieces of art also on display at the Dream Up Festival. The plays included are "Afterlife" by Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger, "Dostoyevsky" by Maxine Kern, "In Alabama" by J. Lois Diamond and "In the Attic" by Liz Amadio. Th... (read more)

Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey - Kaye Playhouse
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

The Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey of Cuba, with choreography and artistic direction by Pedro Ruiz, will make its U.S. debut with 3 performances, Sept. 14-16, at the Kaye Playhouse, entrance on 68th St. bet. Park & Lexington. Ruiz will be remembered as a star dancer and choreographer for Ballet Hispanico for 21 years, and here realizes his dream to contribute to the dance scene in his native Cuba and share the artistry of its dancers with New York audiences.

New Musical: Teeth by Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs - 54 Below
September 17, 2017 - New York

Gird your loins and join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for TEETH in concert! Adapted from the 2007 movie of the same name, TEETH tells the story of a teen evangelical girl who discovers she has a powerful secret–vagina dentata. The show features a tuneful and eclectic score by Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop) and Anna K. Jacobs (POP!). With an all-star cast, this concert is directed by Marlo Hunter (Unlock'd). TEETH has previously been seen at Sundance Institute, Musical Theatre Factory at Playwrights Horizons, and Ars Nova.

- Museum of the City of New York
September 17, 2017 - New York

Marlis Momber, La Banda jam session in empty lot, 1986; Hazel Hankin, Eddie Torres and Melissa Rosado performing at SOBs, 2010; Robert Iulo, Central Park, 1976 A fusion of mambo steps with street styles, salsa dancing emerged in the nightclubs of New York City in the 1960s where at first it wasn't formally taught but absorbed. Salsa has since grown from a local movement played out in the city's streets and clubs into a global phenomena that has irrevocably shaped the rhythms and culture of New York City. Join leading scholars, activists, artists, and community members to examine salsa today as both a cultural and commercial production, and delve into the inseparable links that exist between music and dance. To view all of the programs in our Rhythm & Power public programs series, click here. Musical performance by Jose Conde and OLA FRESCA, exhibition viewing, and reception to follow. Opening Remarks: Sydney Hutchinson is an Assistant Professor, Music History and Cultures at Syracuse University and editor of Salsa World: A Global Dance in Local Contexts (Temple University Press, 2015). Panelists: Frances Aparicio is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Director... (read more)

"Checks and Balances, or Bottoms Up!" @ St. Marks Church - St. Marks Church
September 17, 2017 - New York

Theater for the New City's 41st Street Theater tour will be "Checks and Balances, or Bottoms Up!" Rip-roaring musical tours City's streets, parks and playgrounds August 5 to September 17. A teacher, subway conductor and neighborhood school girl lead community activists in the fight against the monster of apple pie fascism and threats of planetary death from the pumpkin head of state. WHERE AND WHEN: August 5 to September 17 (critics invited to all performances). In NYC streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs. See complete schedule at bottom of this document. Presented by Theater for the New City (www.theaterforthenewcity.net). Free to the public. Audience info (212) 254-1109. Runs 1:15. Critics are invited to all performances. Photos are available at: https://goo.gl/photos/13TxHj8WMNY19TWw8 NEW YORK, June 28 -- This year, the American theater has been responding to the change in national politics with infuriation, vexation, and distrust. Satires abound. Classics are widely being reinterpreted into a modern context. There will likely be a wave of modernist plays on the "new human condition" -- witnessing the downfall of the civil society but bei... (read more)

Sistas: the Musical - New York City Theatre
September 17, 2017 - New York

Popular off-Broadway musical Sistas returns to thw St Luke's Theatre! is a nonstop celebration! Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Smash's Kenneth Ferrone, the production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. Truths, memories and relationships come to the fore, sometimes welcome, sometimes not. Bring your best gal pal, your sister, your mother, even your aunt for this celebration of female family. After a much-loved matriarch's death, the women in the family clean out her attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Tyrone," "I am Not My Hair" and "A Woman's Worth."

Pluto Is Missing! a Not-So-Planetary Musical - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 17, 2017 - New York City

It's the year 2006 and big news has just hit the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified! From planet down to... dwarf planet? Or even just an asteroid?! Oh, brother. What's a celestial body to do? It'll take some interstellar friends (and a few down here on Earth) to figure it out. "Pluto Is Missing!" is a new musical for all ages (and planetoids) By Chris Mann & Emily Duncan.

"Dimensions" - Theater for the New CIty
September 17, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS “DIMENSIONS,” WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY FREEDOM RUSSINO An exploration of sexual identity and community among young minority students. WHERE AND WHEN: August 27 to September 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. August 27 at 2:00 PM, August 28 at 6:30 PM, August 29 at 6:30 PM, September 2 at 8:00 PM, September 10 at 5:00 PM, September 17 at 5:00 PM. Tickets $20. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running Time: 2 hours. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK, August 7 -- "Dimensions" is a unique production written and directed by Freedom Russino that utilizes theater, dance and spoken word to tell a story of the difficulties of young minority students in forming their sexual identity for the first time while studying in a Los Angeles art school. It exposes the web of secrets and lies that connect with the contemporary struggles of American minorities. Themes of identity, race and sexuality are explored in a volatile world of Greek life. The play focuse... (read more)

"Letters" - Theater for the New City
September 17, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "LETTERS," NEW MUSICAL BY DANIEL SCHWARTZMAN, DIRECTED BY ELMORE JAMES A writer delves into her past in an attempt to create peace in her future. WHERE AND WHEN: September 6 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, September 10 at 5:00 PM; Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM; Thursday, September 14 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 16 at 5:00 PM; Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 PM Tickets $18. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running time: 45 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. Selected photos of shows in the Dream Up Festival are available for download at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3lfCK2x77YlYMVwk2. NEW YORK, August 7 – What can we do when it's too late to fix the mistakes of the past? "Letters,” written and composed by Daniel Schwartzman, is a musical about Frida, a middle-aged writer of children’s books long estranged from her parents. The reasons come into focus a... (read more)

"Looking Back at Bangkok and Beyond...." - Theater for the New City
September 17, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "LOOKING BACK AT BANGKOK AND BEYOND...." BY STEPHAN MORROW The story of a young American's exploration for freedom in Asia. WHERE AND WHEN: September 5 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. September 5 at 6:30 PM, September 9 at 8:00 PM, September 13 at 9:00 PM, September 16 at 8:00 PM, September 17 at 8:00 PM. Tickets $12. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org. Running Time: 80 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK -- "Looking Back at Bangkok and Beyond...." is a solo play written and performed by Stephan Morrow based on a global pilgrimage he embarked on at the end of his teenage years. Excerpts of this show were performed at the Lower East Side Festival at Theater for the New City, The Greek American Writer's Conference at The Cornelia St. Café (Penelope Karageorge, Program Director and at St.Malachy’s Theater Workshop - Joanne Tedesco, Artistic Director). The material has won three awards in The SOLAS International ... (read more)

Guilty - Theater For The New City
Through September 17, 2017 - New York City

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL TO PRESENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE PREMIERE OF "GUILTY" BY NOTED CONTEMPORARY ICELANDIC PLAYWRIGHT HRAFNHIDUR HAGALÍN, TRANSLATED BY SALKA GYUDMUNDSDOTTIR. Wrenching drama is drawn from transcripts of actual Icelandic criminal case from 1837. WHERE AND WHEN: September 5 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. Tuesday, September 5 at 9:00 PM; Monday, September 11 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 16 at 2:00 PM; Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Tickets $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running Time: 55 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. Selected photos of shows in the Dream Up Festival are available for download at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3lfCK2x77YlYMVwk2. Buy Tickets NEW YORK, August 7 -- Iceland in the 19th Century was not exactly an idyll; it was an island nation of farming and fishing communities, pretty much cut off from the much of the rest of the world. Crime was rare and capital crimes rarer still. So the country's criminal... (read more)

Cafe Muller - New York City Theatre
September 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Internationally renowned contemporary dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal, under legendary German choreogrpapher Pina Bausch's direction, has stood at the forefront of expressionist dance-theater since its inception in 1976. Over three decades since its New York debut at BAM, the company returns to restage the original double bill as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival. Set to the music of Henry Purcell, Cafe Muller was inspired by Bausch's childhood memories of watching her father work in his cafe in Germany during and post WWII. Alongside this dark, reflective and wildly beautiful piece, the company will perform Bausch's interpretation of Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring, a frenzied carnival of passion, fear and desire.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story - New York City Theatre
September 17, 2017 - Englewood

Following sold-out tour in the UK and across Europe, The Simon and Garfunkel heads to North American shores. A theatrical-style concert experience, this show traces the life and times of the influential 60s act with video projections and vintage clips, and of course, live performances of loads of the duo's greatest hits. You can expect to hear 'The Sound of Silence,' 'Mrs. Robinson,' 'Bridge Over Troubled Water,' 'America,' 'The Boxer,' 'April Come She Will,' 'The Only Living Boy in New York,' 'Homeward Bound,' and many more. Catch this winning tribute to America's greatest musical pairing when The Simon and Garfunkel Story hits Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ, showing for one date only on 17 Sep 2017!.

Frantic Beauty by Leimay - BAM Fisher / Fishman Space
Through September 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

FRANTIC BEAUTY reflects on society’s pursuit of and relationship to beauty and features an original score by Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards). Layering their signature physicality over vivid visual landscapes, the multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya and the LEIMAY Ensemble return to BAM Fisher with this world premiere. Thursday, Sep 14, 8:00PM Friday, Sep 15, 8:00PM Saturday, Sep 16, 8:00PM Sunday, Sep 17, 6:00PM

Soaking WET Dance Series - West End Theater
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, opens its 2017-18 season with performances September 14-17. Program A (Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7 PM) will be shared by two companies: Sarah Konner and Austin Selden Dance, and Doppleganger Dance (Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson). Program B (Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8:30 PM & Sun at 2 PM) will feature Beyond the Bang Group, with performances by 5 couples.

RENT in Concert at Adelphi University on September 16 and 17 - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Through September 17, 2017 - Garden City

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT, created by Adelphi graduate Jonathan Larson (’82), has become a pop culture phenomenon. The Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) opened its doors in the fall of 2008 with the first college production of this beloved musical. We are honored to kick off our 10th anniversary season in a similar fashion with a concert version of the show, featuring a cast of some of Broadway’s finest performers. RENT in Concert will be performed on Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi PAC, 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. With a band led by RENT’s original associate conductor Daniel Weiss, original Broadway company member of RENT Fredi Walker-Brown joins Broadway stars Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys, Aida, Miss Saigon, Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Civil War), Felicia Boswell (Shuffle Along, Memphis, Motown: The Musical), Sydney James Harcourt (Hamilton, American Idiot, Bells Are Ringing), Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob SquarePants, Wicked, Spring Awakening), Danielle L. Greaves (A Streetcar Named Desire, Hairspray, RENT, Showboat, Sun... (read more)

For What It's Worth - Theater for the New City
Through September 17, 2017 - New York City

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH" BY CHRIS BAYON Can love between musicians transcend the barriers of class? WHERE AND WHEN: September 10 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of the Dream Up Festival 2017. September 10 at 8:00 PM, September 12 at 9:00 PM, September 13 at 6:30 PM, September 17 at 8:00 PM, Tickets $20. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org. Running Time: 45 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. "For What It’s Worth," written and directed by Chris Bayon, is a musical about a group of talented jazz and classical musician-actors living and working in New York City. Set in the 1930s, the play peeks into a society where the classical instrumentalists are the elite while the Jazz players are poor street workers. It becomes a musical battleground between jazz artists and classical musicians when Christopher, a struggling trumpet player, falls in love with a violinist, Carolina, who comes from an upper-class family. The two cannot be together but still try even though Carolina... (read more)

Gay Boy - Theater for the New City
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "GAY BOY" BY JD STEWART A provocative account of some sort of gay man living some sort of life as an English Teacher in South Korea. WHERE AND WHEN: September 6 to September 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. September 6 at 9:00 PM, September 8 at 9:00 PM, September 9 at 5:00 PM, September 10 at 5:00 PM, September 14 at 6:30 PM, September 16 at 2:00 PM, September 17 at 5:00 PM. Tickets $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running Time: 60 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances. In "Gay Boy," a solo play by JD Stewart, a man named Gay Boy experiences life as an English teacher in Daegu, South Korea. He appears at first to be a stereotypical young gay man--highly sexed, sassy and reveling in both. But when his vulnerability surfaces following a one-night stand, truths of his past are finally revealed. In a candid storytelling style, JD Stewart mixes fact and fiction, frankness and humor to offer an alternative perspective on how gay boys are v... (read more)

Actress / Comic Nicky Sunshine's Solo Show 'Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam" - Broadway Comedy Club
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her solo comedic performance "Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam" to the Broadway Comedy Club (318 W. 53rd Street) for shows on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th @ 4:00pm. Produced by Top Knotch Entertainment, admission to the show is $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door with a one-drink minimum per person. For reservations, go to: nickysunshinecomedy.word… The 60-minute "Confessions" is described by Nicky as "a funny, poignant look at the period she spent as a sex worker upon arriving in New York in 2002." The show- which contains adult themes, language and content - received great reviews at its 2016 premiere in Harlem and had two sold out Off-Off Broadway performances earlier this year. Broadway Comedy Club is located in the Hell’s Kitchen / Theatre District of Manhattan on 53rd Street between 8th & 9th Aves. Take the "C," "E" or #1 subway to 50th Street. For more information, call: 212-757-2323 . For more Nicky Sunshine info connect with her at: nickycomedy@yahoo.com

"The Woman Illusion" - Theater for the New City
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL TO PRESENT "THE WOMAN ILLUSION," WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PIPER RASMUSSEN. A playful examination of the many ways to be a woman, interspersed with magical interludes. WHERE AND WHEN: September 11 to 17, 2017. Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theatre), 155 First Avenue. Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017. September 11 at 9:00 PM, September 13 at 6:30 PM, September 14 at 9:00 PM, September 15 at 6:30 PM, September 16 at 5:00 PM, September 17 at 2:00 PM. Tickets $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running time: 70 minutes with no intermission. Critics are invited to all performances. NEW YORK -- "The Woman Illusion," written and directed by Piper Rasmussen, is a playful, wicked gallery of ways to be a woman, interspersed with parlor magic. The settings range from a tense job interview to the battlefields of Queen Elizabeth I. A small cast leads a funny, empowering, hour-long adventure through time and space, using magic and theater techniques to gently unravel the spellbinding everyday performance of femininity. Being the right woman at t... (read more)

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre present TimePiece - John Jay College Rooftop Plaza
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre present TimePiece September 16 & 17, 2017 at 5:30pm CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre, present TimePiece, a performance on the gorgeous rooftop plaza at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on September 16 & 17, 2017 at 5:30pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 Early Bird before 8/21, $30 at the door) at https://timepiece-on-the-roof.eventbrite.com. Kinesis Project dance theatre, led by choreographer Melissa Riker, creates another beautiful and engaging world for the gorgeous rooftop terrace of John Jay College through the CUNY Dance Initiative. TimePiece, or: Another imperfect measurement of us, Riker's newest collaboration with NYC costume designer Asa Thornton and Seattle visual artist Celeste Cooning, is a site-specific dance about time, perspective and connection over distances created for the breathtaking roof. With live music and dances on escalators, steps, on the grass and viewed from above, the piece spans the entire space, and invites audiences into the colorful world of the piece. As the dancers move, spin an... (read more)

Bandstand - New York City Theatre
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

"Director-choreographer Andy (Hamilton) Blankenbuehler deploys a cast headed by the sparkling and tough Laura Osnes and Corey Cott and boasting some of the most spectacular dancers on Broadway this minute." A musical in the classic mode, Bandstand transports you back to the sizzling big band era of the 1940s. Marrying a central love story with a grounded post-WW2 setting, Bandstand is a Broadway spectacular with real emotional bite. Its story follows a group of veterans who form a swing band on their return home, with the hope of hitting the big time in a national radio competition. The production won the 2017 Tony for Best Choreography, and also picked up two Drama Desk Awards. The latest show from the Paper Mill Playhouse stable (which in recent years has also given us A Bronx Tale), Bandstand boasts electric dancing and direction from Andy Blankenbuehler, who won two Tonys for choreographing Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights and Hamilton and has been nominated for two 2017 Tony Awards for his work on this production! The jazzy score is written by Richard Oberacker & Robert Taylor, much of which is played live on stage, and reprising their roles from the Paper Mill stagin... (read more)

Committed - 14 Street Y
Through September 23, 2017 - Manhattan

Committed is a work of historical fiction about the last two days of the Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh's life before his murder. The play explores the collision of an artist's radical temperament an unyeilding vision with modern political realities and the inevitable tragedy when uncompromising values clash.

Café Müller/The Rite of Spring - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Through September 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Pina Bausch, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival In 1984, Tanztheater Wuppertal made its New York debut at BAM, performing what would become the two most iconic works of Pina Bausch's extraordinary repertoire. More than three decades later, the company returns with a landmark restaging of that historic double bill. In the autobiographical Café Müller, a sleepwalking woman staggers, arms outstretched, through a dark, cramped restaurant. Amid the plaintive swell of Henry Purcell's arias, a cast of devastated characters plays out a litany of tender cruelties as they lift, drop, and chase each other in a feedback loop of perpetual disappointment. In The Rite of Spring, Bausch's ferocious interpretation of Stravinsky's notorious work, 32 dancers prowl a dirt-covered stage in a hyper-physical carnival of fear and desire. Widely considered a masterwork of the 20th century and among the best incarnations after the riot-spurring original by Vaslav Nijinsky, Bausch's Rite explodes with singular musicality, sexual charge, and the raw force of its stark tableaux. Café Müller (1978) A piece by Pina Bausch Music by Henry Purcell Directed and c... (read more)

Charolais - 59E59 Theaters
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents CHAROLAIS Written and Performed by Noni Stapleton Directed and Developed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh From the Olivier Award-winning Irish company behind previous New York hits Little Thing Big Thing, I Can See Clearly Now and The Pride of Parnell Street comes a hugely entertaining tale of love, longing and one woman's intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. Noni Stapleton (Penny Dreadful) plays both the rural Irish woman and the sexy French singing cow vying for a farmer's attentions in this "fast paced, witty, and intensely emotional" (Irish Times) solo show.

Coney Island Circus Sideshow - CONEY ISLAND
Through September 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brought to you by Coney Island U.S.A. Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed not for profit venue in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow. They're here, they're real and they're alive! Freaks, wonders and human curiosities! We perform continuous admission and we are conveniently located at the world famous Coney Island amusement park. Think about it folks, the ten-in-one circus sideshow is another Coney Island gift to culture along with other Brooklyn beach inventions like the hot dog and the roller coaster. Established by Coney Island, USA in 1985, where else would you find the world's first professional non-profit theatre dedicated to keeping alive the American sideshow? Current Cast: Ray Valenz Betty Bloomerz Dr. Klaw Nola Star Justin Weber Princess Pat Zoe Ziegfeld Wendy Blades Sal Strange (Outside Talker) Special guests TBA *Please Note: Not all performers perform on the same days. All hours are subject to weather conditions and the size of the crowd at the amusement park on that particular day; hours of specific performers are also subject to change. The Sideshow is located at 1208 Surf Ave. ... (read more)

In a Little Room - The Wild Project
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Ten Bones Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Pete McElligott’s dark comedy In a Little Room, directed by Patrick Vassel (Associate and Supervising Director of Hamilton on Broadway) at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B), September 9-24 with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets ($15) are available online at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/12563. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. In a Little Room tells the story of two strangers trapped in the cold comforts of a hospital waiting room, feebly trying to restart their lives and failing fantastically as the hospital, possibly, burns down around them. Ten Bones Theatre Company currently produces the hit comedy series Entirely from Memory at The PIT in Manhattan and at Videology Bar & Cinema in Brooklyn. In a Little Room will be their first mainstage production.

Café Müller/The Rite of Spring+Pina Bausch, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - BAM
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Personal and primal, a historic double bill.

Personal and primal, a historic double bill - BAM
Through September 24, 2017 - Fort Greene

Café Müller/The Rite of Spring Pina Bausch, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returns with a landmark restaging of the two most iconic works in the legendary choreographer's extraordinary repertoire.

War Paint - New York City Theatre
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

A Broadway pairing for the ages, War Paint pits Patti LuPone against Christine Ebersole in this powerful tale of cosmetics giants Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. This glamorous new musical follows the trajectories of these two driven women, who despite carving out similarly successful careers in a business dominated by men, truly loathed each other. This is the first time that two-time Tony winners LuPone (Evita, Gypsy) and Ebersole (42nd Street, Grey Gardens) have shared the Broadway stage, and we expect the charisma levels to be through the roof!

Into the Woods - New York City Theatre
Through September 24, 2017 - Red Bank

The Fiasco Theater Company takes Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's cautionary musical masterpiece on the road, hitting Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank , NJ , showing from 15 Sep 2017 to 24 Sep 2017. . Stripping the show back to just 10 actors and one piano, the flights of fancy of this dark fairytale world will be rawer and more imaginatively played than ever before. A much-cherished entry in the Broadway canon, Into The Woods first appeared on Broadway in 1986 starring Bernadette Peters and has been revived many times since; it even saw its transfer to the big screen starring Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep.

A Bronx Tale - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Directors Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks bring their triumphant New York musical to Broadway, following an acclaimed run in Millburn. Mirroring the gritty setting and finger-clicking music of fellow Big Apple musical Jersey Boys, A Bronx Tale takes place in the early 1960s, and follows the fortunes of a local Bronx kid who is drawn into the world of organized crime, much to the horror of his bus driver father. The story is based on actor Chazz Palminteri's one man show, which De Niro previously adapted for the big screen in 1993. WHAT IS A BRONX TALE ABOUT? Growing up in the Bronx, Calogero knows that there's one man who rules over the bustling Italian-American neighbourhood - mob boss Sonny. Their two paths meet unexpectedly one day, when Calogero witnesses Sonny carrying out a hit. Italian loyalty and a sense of self-preservation mean Calogero refuses to name names to the cops, and Sonny, impressed with the young kid's spirit, takes him under his wing. As Calogero grows older, and heads ever deeper into Sonny's undeworld, his father must try and wrestle him away from a life of crime.

Almodovar Dystopia - Dixon Place
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Commissioned by Dixon Place, ALMODOVAR DYSTOPIA by the renowned downtown dance artist Antonio Ramos and his outrageous company The Gangbangers is part Latino-flavored tribute to the Spanish film director, part humorous celebration of the LGBT culture, and part a bold political statement against the body-negative and repressed nature of the world we live in. This work, inspired by Pedro Almodovar’s flamboyant cinema, will play a limited engagement for six performances only, opening on Friday, September 15th and running every Friday and Saturday through September 30th. Featuring video, movement, spoken word and gourmet surprise, the piece makes its case for the affirmation of all things physical through Ramos’ trademark chaotic and joyful storytelling style. Parental guidance strongly cautioned. Tickets are $21 in advance, $24 at the door, $18 students / seniors / ID NYC and can be purchased by visiting http://dixonplace.org/performances/almodovar-dystopia/ or by calling (866)-811-4111.

Anastasia - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

A starry creative team bring the magical story of Anastasia to Broadway for the first time. Inspired by the 20th Century Fox animation from 1997, this show imagines the life of Grand Duchess Anastasia if she escaped the execution of the rest of her family in 1918, and follows her journey of self-discovery and tentative romance with charming con man Dimitri. It's a blockbuster adventure bursting with heart, set against the historical backdrop of the Russian Revolution. Coming to The Great White Way following a Hartford tryout, this enchanting new show features a mix of songs from the movie, including the Oscar-nominated 'Journey to the Past', as well as original compositions. In the director's chair is Darko Tresnjack, who won a Tony for his work on the smash hit A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, while the cast includes Ramin Karimloo (Les Mis). Anastasia also reunites the team behind the four time Tony winning musical Ragtime, with Terrence McNally providing the book and Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens scoring.

The Flatiron Hex - HERE
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Inspired by speculative fiction and neo-noir, The Flatiron Hex is a peek inside a parallel world infected with intelligent viruses and paranoia. Set in NYORG, a city in the middle of a swamp, and told through puppets, The Flatiron Hex is the story of Wylie Walker, a contract shaman, who uses his unusual talents to troubleshoot and maintain NYORG’s interweb biotechnology. Elements of the fantastic collide with the everyday to become evocative of a magical reality. Due to the haunted land and sentient mainframes, Wylie faces many occult adversaries. Storms constantly threaten to destroy NYORG, but a secret feature of the Flatiron building keeps the storms at bay, as long as the cloud-code is cracked and the correct ritual procedure is followed. Resulting in a blood-soaked comedic quest of redemption and sacrifice. Co-written and performed by James Godwin, co-written and directed by Tom Burnett. FLATIRON HEX plays the following schedule through Sat, September 30th: Tuesdays at 7 pm Wednesdays at 7 pm Thursdays at 7 pm Fridays at 7 pm and 10:30 pm Saturdays at 7pm Suitable for ages 15 and up.

Curvy Widow - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

The modern dating scene with all its painful and hilarious foibles comes to brilliant life in this Off-Broadway comedy musical, transferring from the George Street Playhouse down the street. Slated for an open run, the show welcomes back the Tony-nomated Nancy Opel in the lead role! Recently seen in the hilariously dark musical The Toxic Avenger, Opel once again calls on her considerable comedy skills to play the role of a vivacious 50-something widow, who is thrown into the heady world of social media, sex and swiping right. Keen to explore new concepts of love and sex, Curvy throws herself into the modern dating scene with gusto; from considering internet personals, surviving disastrous first dates and even weighing up the risks and benefits of dating both married and single men! What follows is a rip-roaring romp that tests even Curvy's patience and good humor, but discovering new truths about herself along the way!

Waitress - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Broadway's most delectable musical, Waitress is a life-affirming tale of dreaming big. Landing on the Great White Way following a Boston try-out, Waitress is the story of a small town waitress named Jenna, who seizes on the chance to escape her small town life by putting her baking skills to the test. The show has proved a huge hit with audiences, and was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2016. Leading the cast is Betsy Wolfe (Bullet's Over Broadway).

Kinky Boots - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Boasting an irresistible score from pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is a joyful gem of a show, wrapping all its glitz and glamour around a true emotional core. Based on the 2005 British movie starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, it's the story of an unlikely friendship between fledgling business man Charlie Price and sassy drag queen Lola, and how the two of them fight to save Charlie's shoe factory by producing a very different line of footwear. Kinky Boots held a tryout in Chicago in 2012 before making its Broadway debut the following year. An instant smash hit, it swept the board at the Tony Awards, winning six of its thirteen nominations, including Best Musical, and has now played over 1500 performances.

Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York,

With the distance of more than a decade - and a couple hundred new musicals - since my last visit, I found myself with a new appreciation for this beloved show's gothic theatricality. Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is the stuff of Broadway legend. The Great White Way's longest-running show of all time, this Gothic epic has been enchanting New York audiences for over a quarter a century with its irresistible mix of romance and horror, backed by its iconic rock music score. Undoubtedly one of theatre's greatest spectacles, Phantom boasts exquisite costumes and set design, and of course, the magnificent chandelier that crashes onto the stage to close out the first Act. Originally opening on Broadway in 1988, the show won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has over the years starred some of musical theatres greatest names, such as Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman and Sierra Boggess. Among the many famous numbers in its score is the title track, 'All I Ask of You' and 'The Music of the Night'. For a night out at the theatre, you can't do better than the Phantom."

Cats - Neil Simon Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

It has been some four days since I saw the revival of Mr. Lloyd Webber's nigh-legendary musical "Cats," which opened on Sunday at the Neil Simon Theater. And it's been four days of persistent earworms." One of Broadway's previously longest running and most popular musicals makes a special return to New York at the Neil Simon Theatre. Ideal for the whole family, Cats is based on poet TS Eliot's 1939 book for older children, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. With spectacular costumes, dazzling dance moves, and some of the most memorable show tunes in musical theatre ('Memory', 'MaCavity', 'The Song of the Jellicles', just to name a few!), Cats will leave you in awe. And possibly suspicious of any cats you may pass on the way home after... With direction from Trevor Nunn, choreography from Andy Blankenbuehler after Gillian Lynne and sets and costumes from the iconic John Napier, this Andrew Lloyd Webber-scored show won seven Tony Awards on its first 18-year outing on the Great White Way. Since it closed in 2000, audiences have been wishing for a revival, and now its finally here!

Miss Saigon - Broadway Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Miss Saigon was, and is, a phenomenon, and this production, directed by Laurence Connor, is sensational in every way. It's been a long time coming, but the hit London-born musical Miss Saigon lights up Broadway once again, following a phenomenal run in the West End. Starring the new revival production are leads Alistair Brammer as Chris and North Carolina-born Eva Noblezada as Kim, who experience the heady love story amidst the last days of Saigon, complete with a revamped helicopter scene to take your breath away. Nominated for two 2017 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical!

Avenue Q - Stage 3 New World Stages
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

A thoroughly infectious musical that qualifies as a serious blessing. They never taught you this on Sesame Street... Brash, provocative and dangerously funny, the puppet-populated Avenue Q is the one coming of age story that pulls back the curtain and finally gives us the cold hard truth - we are not, despite what our parents and Saturday morning cartoons might have told us, special snowflakes who can achieve whatever we want. So get used to it! Written by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Avenue Q's mix of expletive spouting puppets and gloriously witty songs ('The Internet is Good for Porn', 'I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today', 'It Sucks to be Me') has garnered the show huge acclaim the world over and three Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Running Off-Broadway since 2009, it's a true New York institution, and will ensure you never look at Elmo quite the same way ever again.

Perfect Crime - Anne L. Bernstein Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

In London, it's The Mousetrap; in New York, it's Perfect Crime... NYC's little mystery thriller that could A staple of New York theatre, much like The Mousetrap across the pond in London, this show goes far and beyond the traditional mystery play. It is a sexy, compelling comedy-thriller, with well-timed surprises and laughs that relieve a growing dramatic tension. The main character is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist accused of bumping off her wealthy, foppish British husband.

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Yes, it really is that good. A show about young rebels grabbing and shaping the future of an unformed country, "Hamilton" is making its own resonant history by changing the language of musicals Where do you start with Hamilton? The hit hip-hop infused musical drama about the 10 Dollar Founding Father Without A Father from Lin-Manuel Miranda has all but taken over the world since its first sold-out run the at Off-Broadway Public Theatre in 2015. Now housed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the foreseeable future, the rollicking historical epic is a true arbiter of our times, with its message of inclusivity, passion, diversity and resistance from oppression as relevant now as it ever was. Tracing the life of Alexander Hamilton, a figure largely overlooked by history (except for his very dramatic death at the hands of Aaron Burr) Lin-Manuel's opus first came to him whilst on vacation when he happened to pick up Ron Chernow's lauded biography. Taken by the largely unknown story of America's first United States Secretary of The Treasury, he immediately began to sketch the outline of the musical. Citing Alexander's non-stop attitude to his life and work, Miranda felt that the scor... (read more)

Hello, Dolly - Shubert Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

"Bright, brassy and all Bette! Ms. Midler works hard for her ovations, while making you feel that the pleasure is all hers. Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Bette Midler (Fiddler on the Roof, The First Wives Club) returns to the Broadway stage in one of the greatest musicals of all time - Hello, Dolly! Starring alongside David Hyde Pierce, Ms Midler leads the revival of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's glorious comedy as the redoubtable matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, in a Tony-winning performance. Bursting with golden age musical charm, Hello, Dolly! is an extravagant slice of entertainment, and includes countless classic Broadway showstoppers, such as 'It Only Takes A Moment' and 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes'. Don't miss your chance to see Ms Midler though - she leaves January 14, 2018! Based on Thornton Wilder's play The Matchmaker, the show debuted on Broadway in 1964, starring Carol Channing in the titular role. A storming success, it won an unprecedented 10 Tonys at that year's ceremony and was adapted for the big screen five years later, with a cast led by Barbra Streisand and a young Michael Crawford. This 2017 revival is directed by four time Tony w... (read more)

Book of Mormon - Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

In 2011, following a storming reception at its Denver premiere, the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, gifted the world with this outrageously funny Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon missionaries sent on to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Replete with 19 original, hilarious songs and plenty of eyebrow-raising lines (and peppered with more than a handful of expletives), The Book of Mormon isn't for the faint-hearted or easily offended, but has already won over a whole new generation of musical theatre fans. Just perhaps leave your pastor behind for this one.... The Book of Mormon has had awards heaped upon it, earning 13 Tony nominations in 2012 and going to win nine of them including Best New Musical. In the same year, it also won four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and even a Grammy Award in 2012! This smash-hit musical was written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Second Stage Theatre, this darkly comic musical lands on Broadway. The poignant and thought-provoking production has thus far received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love and the search for acceptance, all wrapped up in a perfectly pitched contemporary pop score by the Tony nominated and Oscar winning composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who also wrote the songs for the movie La La Land. Dear Evan Hansen won six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor for Ben Platt.

1984 - Hudson Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Even for audiences inclined to feel jaded about revisiting a story from a long-ago school reading list, this '1984' manages to pump new, discomforting life into the mother of all dystopias." George Orwell's scarily prescient masterpiece comes to Broadway, in a new stage adaptation by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. Creating a nightmarish vision of suppression, surveillance and the all-powerful 'Big Brother', 1984 is one of the landmark texts of the 20th Century. Its story centers on civil servant Winston Smith, who decides to fight back against a totalitarian government which seeks to strip away every one of his liberties. Tony nominee Tom Sturridge (Orphan) stars as Winston, and the cast also includes Tony winner Reed Birney (The Humans) and Hollywood actress Olivia Wilde, who is making her Broadway debut. Transferring from the UK, where it has had four acclaimed runs, this new 1984 is a startlingly staged production, employing projections of live video feeds from cameras on stage and a set that is wholly transformed over the run time. It also incorporates the book's appendix into the show, meaning the action is framed by a book club in 2050, who are discussing the veracit... (read more)

Come from Away - Gerald Schoenfeld Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Come From Away is an uplifting new musical that celebrates human compassion in the face of terrible circumstances. Penned by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff and David Hein, Come From Away is set in the remote town of Gander in Newfoundland, which found itself playing host to the passengers of 38 planes that were forced to land on 9/11. Thoroughly researched and based on interviews with residents and passengers, the show explores how this tiny community opened its hearts and homes to their unexpected guests. Come From Away debuted at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse in 2015, before moving onto Seattle's Rep Theatre, where it broke box office records and was extended due to popular demand. This Broadway production is up for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical.

Prince of Broadway - Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Hal Prince is as Broadway as it gets. A true legend of musical theater, he's the man behind some of the greatest Broadway shows of all time, and holds the record for the most Tony wins - 21! - of any individual. Over the course of his storied career, he's produced and or directed the original productions of The Pajama Game, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Follies, Sweeney Todd, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.

In & of Itself - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

"Derek isn't just raising the bar, he's moving the whole stadium. He's changing the game, and it's exhilarating to watch." After the big scale illusions of David Copperfield, and the intimate street magic of David Blaine, the next step in the evolution of magic arrives at the Daryl Roth Theatre. In and Off Itself is the latest show from magician Derek DelGaudio, whose last Off-Broadway show Nothing to Hide grossed $1 million in 2013. This show is a wholly original blend of illusion and storytelling, a series of interconnected stories woven together with magic tricks that don't just aim for a 'wow' moment, but seep into your brain and alter your perception of reality itself. In & and Off Itself premiered at the Geffen Playhouse last year, where it was extended five times due to extraordinary demand. This Off-Broadway production is directed by Emmy winner Frank Oz (The Muppets) and produced by Emmy and Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris.

The Terms of My Surrender - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

The left-wing polemicist, film maker, writer and agent provocateur is headed to Broadway for his first-ever stage show that he has written and will be starring in. It will be helmed by Spring Awakening's Tony-winning director Michael Mayer. Billed as "taking aim at Trump" by the New York Times, the show will be part stand-up, part play, part angry rant, and is set to raise the hackles of plenty a No. 45 supporter. A limited engagement of just 12 weeks starting in July, Moore will perform his one-man show eight times a week, in what will be a headline-stealing engagement, and one that is guaranteed to spark more than a few angry early morning Tweets from the White House...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Step into a candy wonderland with this spectacular adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic. Follow young Charlie Bucket inside Willy Wonka's world famous Chocolate Factory, and discover that its wonders go far beyond your wildest dreams! This acclaimed musical transfers from London's West End, where it opened in 2013. Proving to be a monster hit with audiences, it set the record for the highest weekly gross in West End history. It also garnered two Olivier Awards for its lush costumes and creative lighting design. Taking on the iconic role of Willy Wonka in this production is two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, last seen on Broadway in Something Rotten!

The Suitcase Under the Bed - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Teresa Deevy is a name that should be synonymous with the great Irish literary tradition. After she lost her hearing as a young woman, the dramatist turned to the pen, producing plays that were quietly revolutionary in their forward thinking approach to feminism and women's roles in her restrictive Catholic society. Yet after her initial success in the 30s, her plays were inexplicably dropped by her patron theater, and so her rightful legacy faded over the years. Labelled by NY Times theater critic Brent Brantley as a resurrectionist extraordinaire of forgotten plays", the Mint Theater, together with artistic director and driving force Jonathan Bank, is resurrecting Deevy's lost voice in an evening of four of her short plays this Summer.

Newsical the Musical - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Not to be confused with the Disney musical NEWSIES, this Drama Desk-nominated revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebreties, and politicians - in short, everyone is fair game. With songs and material continually updated to take advantage of the top news stories, composer-lyricist Drama Desk Nominee Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof - and then some.

Time and the Conways - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Elizabeth McGovern of Downton Abbey fame is set to lead the decades-long awaited revival of J.B Priestly's time-travelling drama set during Britain's interwar years. Last seen on Broadway in 1938, it is considered to be one of Priestly's best plays, alongside his other works such as An Inspector Calls, I Have Been Here Before and Dangerous Corner. Following the turbulent changes faced a moneyed Yorkshire family, this new Roundabout Theatre production examines destiny, fortune and hope for the future.

Small World - 59E59 Theaters
Through October 07, 2017 - New York

Penguin Rep Theatre presents SMALL WORLD By Frederick Stroppel Directed by Joe Brancato With Stephen D'Ambrose & Mark Shanahan When Walt Disney hears "The Rite of Spring", he envisions the creation of the earth, volcanoes and, of course, dinosaurs! But composer Igor Stravinsky has another vision altogether. In this "friendly and provocative comedy" (The New York Times), we go behind the scenes of Disney's classic "Fantasia", where the dinosaurs aren't the only ones doing battle.

Time and the Conways - Roundabout Theatre
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

In 1919 Britain, Mrs. Conway (Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern) is full of optimism during her daughter's lavish twenty-first birthday celebration. The Great War is over, wealth is in the air, and the family's dreams bubble over like champagne. Jump nineteen years into the future, though, and the Conways' lives have transformed unimaginably. This time-traveling play by J.B. Priestley (An Inspector Calls) takes place at the crossroads of today and tomorrow—challenging our notions of choice, chance and destiny. Tony nominee Rebecca Taichman (Indecent) directs.

On the Shore of the Wide World - Linda Gross Theater
Through October 08, 2017 - Chelsea

In Simon Stephens' stunning play, something is about to happen that will change one family forever. Set over the course of nine months, On the Shore of the Wide World is about love, family, Roy Keane and the size of the galaxy. Atlantic is thrilled to welcome back Simon Stephens (Atlantic's Harper Regan, Bluebird, Broadway's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) with the New York debut of his Olivier Award-winning play. "Mr. Stephens, one of the most quietly original British playwrights working today, has the gift of perceiving human unhappiness with an almost clinical verisimilitude, unclouded by sentimentality or sensationalism." – The New York Times

Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World - Lincoln Center
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

ilary Knight was born stage-struck, ninety years ago. Best known as the illustrator of the American classic Eloise, he cites the performing arts as the single greatest influence on his life and career. As a child, Knight was fascinated by the circus and could not get enough of Broadway. His artist parents introduced him to musicals with Jumbo in 1935. His early theatrical influences were Ethel Merman in Red, Hot and Blue; Gertrude Lawrence in Lady in the Dark; and the sensational Carmen Miranda in The Streets of Paris. The movies were another source of inspiration and obsession. Designer Adrian's extravagant costumes for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) mesmerized him; child star Sabu in Elephant Boy (1937) became a hero. After studying at the Art Students' League with Reginald Marsh, and then a stint in the US Navy in World War II, Knight designed sets under the exacting eye of the legendary George Abbott at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. Eloise became a national and international bestseller in the 1950's, and Knight's children's book career took off with titles such as Where's Wallace, and The Circus is Coming! Yet his work in the theater continued with iconic Broadway posters, inc... (read more)

BALLET HISPÁNICO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance! - Ballet Hispanico
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

BALLET HISPÁNICO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance! Ballet Hispánico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, 2017 with free events, performances, exhibitions and dance lessons for children and adults. Events include a Salsa Extravaganza, an "A la Calle" Block Party, an Instituto Coreográfico dance showing and discussion, an intimate Tablao flamenco performance, and an exhibition of visual artwork at the Ballet Hispánico's headquarters, The Arnhold Center, at 167 W. 89th Street. "No other Latino organization can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month like Ballet Hispánico, because we will do it with dance!" said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico. "We've been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures and the shared human experience through dance for more than 45 years. Our Hispanic Heritage Month events and activities will bring the celebration to the Upper West Side neighborhood, which has been our home from the very beginning of Ballet Hispánico." The celebration begins on Friday, September 15, 2017* with the PBS broadcast of Lincoln Center at the Movies present... (read more)

Only You Can Prevent Wildfires - Teatro Circulo
Through October 28, 2017 - New York

Ricochet Collective (Sherri Eden Barber, Artistic Director; Brandon Pape, Executive Director) will present the World Premiere of Harrison David Rivers’ ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES, co-conceived and directed by Sherri Eden Barber, at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), October 7-28 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm with additional performances on Tuesday, October 10, Wednesday, October 11 and Monday, October 23 at 7pm. Tickets ($25;$20 during previews) are available online at www.ricochetcollective.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES explores the true story of Terry Lynn Barton, a forestry technician, who in 2002 started the largest forest fire in Colorado history when she burned a letter from her estranged husband. Under the obsessive scrutiny of investigator Kim Jones, Terry’s actions are called into question in a desperate attempt to uncover the motive behind her crime. As we watch Terry’s relationship with her husband deteriorate over time, the clues begin to fall into place. Was the fire really an accident... (read more)

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Thelma Hill - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Through November 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

651 ARTS launches the second installment of its signature Live & Outspoken series with a discussion honoring dance educator and pioneer Thelma Hill. A panel of nationally acclaimed scholars and artists will convene to celebrate and pay tribute to the dynamic career on one of America’s most important dance figures. Follow the conversation: #LiveOutspoken #ClassicBlack

The Illustrious Blacks: Hyperbolic! - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Through November 30, 2017 - New York

Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity defying performances, gender bending fashions and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultra-magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks! The acclaimed duo fuse music, dance, theater & fashion as the main ingredients to expand minds, shake bootys and encourage all to be bold, be brave and be you! #LiveTheHypeLife

The Wizard of Oz - Harlem Rep
Through December 15, 2017 - New York

The classic musical, "The Wizard of Oz," is being mounted with a multi-racial cast, a jazzy underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation. Director/choreographer is Keith Lee Grant, Artistic Director of Harlem Rep, who is in the midst of a four-year project of presenting classic musicals that have lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
Through December 18, 2017 - New York

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season Highlights: Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular... (read more)

Sleep No More - McKittrick Hotel
Through December 30, 2017 - New York

"ONE OF THE MOST ENTERTAINING AND INVOLVING WORKS OF THEATER YOU'RE LIKELY TO SEE! IF YOU HAVE ANY SENSE OF ADVENTURE, THIS IS THEATER YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS." "GRADE: A." "WICKEDLY WONDERFUL. A UNIQUE EVENING THAT ENGAGES ALL THE SENSES. A BRILLIANT PRODUCTION! TRANSFORMATIVE. AN UNUSUALLY ENLIGHTENING EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT."

Theatre of the Oppressed - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

13T In the Theatre of the Oppressed, "spectator" is a bad word. Be a spectator who acts (spect-actor) and become fluent in the human language of theatre. Contact Jeremiah Kyle Drake

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign - Theater Resources Unlimited
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

25 years of service to the theater. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign: $25 for 25 In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. The goal is to raise $25,000 by end of year to help support and expand the educational programming TRU offers the theater community, as well as to make possible travel stipends to out-of-state writers who are accepted into the annual TRU Voices Reading Series. In a nation where arts programs have been depleted if not discarded, TRU provides an economic opportunity to continue an education in the art (and business) of producing theater. As a professional producer for over twenty-five years, TRU has given me the opportunity to retrace my journey, re-confirm my knowledge. - Michael Alden, theater and film producer (Disgraced, Come from Away, Grey Gardens, Not That Jewish, Bat Boy; films: The Hours, Kissing Jessica Stein)   The quarter-century of accomplishments of this modest arts service organization are surprising to those who do not know TRU, including: 25 YEARS of he... (read more)

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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