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Things to Do in Midtown This Week - April 15-April 22

April 15, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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You haven't really experienced New York City until you've explored midtown, from its many museums and galleries to restaurants, bakeries, and bars. Searching for things to do in midtown this week? You needn't look any further, because this City Guide list will fill you in on all of midtown's best happenings.

Dciny's Dreamweaver - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
April 15, 2018 - Midtown

What do the humanist poetry of Walt Whitman and a medieval Norwegian ballad have in common? Each serves as the text for a deeply moving, meditative choral work by composer Ola Gjeilo, both of which conjure up mental images of sweeping beauty, and will be performed in this concert from conductor James M. Meaders, presented by DCINY. This program at Carnegie Hall will also feature Croatian conductor Miran Vaupotic, who will lead the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra in a range of pieces, including Danube Rhapsody, featuring the work's composer, Matej Mestovic, on piano.

Shut Up Sit Down - Broadway Comedy Club
April 15, 2018 - New York

Drew Tessier Presents a Comedy Celebration - Broadway Comedy Club
April 15, 2018 - New York

Drew Tessier presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners , as well as Up and Comers...See the stars of tommorow , today .These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more! Sheba Mason, Gary Vider

Nishijin No Shimai (Sisters Of Nishijin). 1952. Directed By Kozaburo Yoshimura - The Museum of Modern Art
April 15, 2018 - Manhattan

Nishijin no shimai (Sisters of Nishijin). 1952. Japan. Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura. Screenplay by Kaneto Shindo. With Kinuyo Tanaka, Yumiko Miyagino, Mitsuko Miura, Yuko Tsumura. In Japanese; English subtitles. 110 min. Director Kozaburo Yoshimura (also represented in this exhibition with Reminiscence and Bamboo Doll of Echizen) excelled at melodramas about women who struggle to uphold their traditional roles in a rapidly modernizing postwar Japan. His Sisters of Nishijin is set in Kyoto's fading textile district, where a family of weavers (led by Mizoguchi's favorite actress, Kinuyo Tanaka) are faced with possible ruin after their father commits suicide. 35mm print courtesy The Japan Foundation and Kadokawa.

Distinguished Concerts International New York - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 15, 2018 - New York City

Performers Ensemble(s) to be announced

National Youth Choir - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 15, 2018 - New York City

Performers National Youth Choir

Music-Fest 2018 Rising Talents Festival Grand Prix Winners' Concert - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 15, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners' Concert

Music-Fest 2018 Rising Talents Festival Grand Prix Winners' Concert - Carnegie Hall
April 15, 2018 - New York

National Youth Choir - Carnegie Hall
April 15, 2018 - New York

Performers National Youth Choir Jeffery Ames and Rollo Dilworth, Conductors

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father's life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss.

Band of Friends: A Celebration of Rory Gallagher featuring Davy Knowles, Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna - Iridium
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Gallagher's music reached a massive audience from Norway to Spain, from Japan to the USA, covering all parts of the globe and producing some of the greatest rock/blues albums of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Sadly we lost Rory on June 14th 1995. To his devoted fans and followers this was the ultimate tragedy. The BAND OF FRIENDS is not a tribute to Rory, But more a celebration of his life and music. The band consists of musicians who played with Rory as his rhythm section for years and is fronted by the incomparable Davy Knowles! GERRY McAVOY (Bass Guitar) played with Rory for 20 years, from 1971 to 1991 and, because of this, has a great insight into the man and his music. Gerry played on every album Rory ever made and wrote a book about his career, published in 2005, called "RIDING SHOTGUN". The book was also published in Germany, where it was titled "ON THE ROAD". Gerry is also known for his time spent with Champion Jack Dupree, Deep Joy and Nine Below Zero. TED McKENNA (Drums) played with Rory from 1977 to 1981. He has played with numerous rock legends such as Greg Lake, Gary Moore and The Michael Schenker Group just to name a few, and has recorded some of the top albums of our... (read more)

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

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

Amy and the Orphans - Roundabout Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Relaxed performances: April 11 at 2pm and April 18 at 7:30pm. Call Audience Services at 212.719.1300 for more information. Hop in, buckle up and hold on for dear life in this raucous family road trip. After their father's death, two unhinged siblings reunite with Amy, their movie-loving sister who has Down syndrome (Jamie Brewer, "American Horror Story"). Together, they careen down the Great American Long Island Expressway, navigating strip malls, traffic jams and some serious (and not-so-serious) family drama. An unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives…and the fact that Amy may be the only one who knows her own mind. Show More THE HAROLD AND MIRIAM STEINBERG CENTER FOR THEATRE The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036 | Ticket Services: 212.719.1300 | View Seating Chart

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

The fascinating life of one of pop music's greatest performers and songwriters takes center stage in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The show begins just before Brooklyn native Carol Klein composes her first hit song, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," in 1959 when she is 17, pregnant and newly married to 20-year-old lyricist Gerry Goffin. In the decade that follows, King and Goffin produce a string of classic hits while forming a lasting friendship with another composing couple, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. When Carole's personal life begins falling apart, she responds by stepping out of the shadows with Tapestry, a deeply personal collection of songs that becomes one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked." With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good," Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as "the defining musical of the decade." Time Magazine cheers, "if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place." The Gershwin Theatre on 50th Street and Broadway is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you'll never forget.

Hello, Dolly! - Shubert Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Two-time Tony Award® winner Bernadette Peters, "the most accomplished musical-comedy star of her generation" (The Washington Post), returns to Broadway in Hello, Dolly! — the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls "the best show of the year!" This unparalleled "Broadway legend" (Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, The Village Voice) steps into the iconic title role, descends the grand staircase, and caps a six-decades-long career of historic stage success. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks' triumphant production is "making people crazy happy!" (The Washington Post). Ben Brantley, in The New York Times says, "let's just hope this show's producers have earthquake insurance." Don't miss this "musical comedy dream" (Rolling Stone) — Hello, Dolly! , at the Shubert Theatre (225 W. 44th St.).

Christian McBride's New Jawn - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

With bassist Christian McBride, trumpeter Josh Evans, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, drummer Nasheet Waits

Kinky Boots - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, Kinky Boots follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family's shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London. After the unexpected death of his father, Charlie returns to the struggling factory and finds it's up to him to figure out a way to keep the business alive. Enter Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies' shoes for men. Soon, the factory is turning out "kinky boots" under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?

The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a Broadway show—a ramshackle set, a leading lady with a concussion, and a corpse that can't play dead. It's a classic murder mystery… and it's a mystery how it ever got to Broadway!

SpongeBob SquarePants - Palace Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world! SpongeBob SquarePants features original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.

Come From Away - Schoenfeld Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Come From Away is based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander's air strip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we're all part of a global family.

Anastasia - Broadhurst Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.

Frank Wildhorn - Birdland
April 16, 2018 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome back songwriter Scott Alan in a very special concert on Monday, April 2nd at 7pm.Some of today's brightest theater stars will sing from Alan's extensive collection of albums. Alan, who will accompany the performers at the piano, will also perform some of his own material. The audience can expect to hear tunes from all of Alan's seven albums as well as songs from his upcoming recording, "Lifeline." Scott Alan is an internationally award-winning songwriter who has released seven albums of his work, including his debut album "Dreaming Wide Awake." The album of stand alone songs features Tony Award nominees Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Falsettos) and Liz Callaway (Baby), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), Shoshana Bean (Wicked) and Eden Espinosa (RENT). The album will celebrate it's ten year anniversary release this October.

Buckethead - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 16, 2018 - New York

Buckethead is a virtuoso guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who performs within many genres of music. He has released over 300 studio recordings, way more than anyone else in the history of music. He released 178 "pikes" in the 2014-2015 period alone. He has also performed on over 50 more albums by other artists. His music spans such diverse areas as progressive metal, funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, and avant-garde music.

Columbia Players - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 16, 2018 - New York

Performers Columbia Players

Columbia Players - Carnegie Hall
April 16, 2018 - New York

Jersey Boys - New World Stages -Stage One
Through April 16, 2018 - New York

Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons—the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group—with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet's coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public.

Buddy Guy - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 17, 2018 - New York

At age 81, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Trio Vitruvi - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 17, 2018 - New York

Performers Trio Vitruvi

Curtis Stigers - Birdland
April 17, 2018 - New York

"Rock 'n' roll and jazz share so many of the same artistic bloodlines that it's remarkable the two don't fuse more often into the kind of inspired marriage of visceral clout and intellectual savvy conjured by the singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers." – The New York Times.Discovered by legendary record executive Clive Davis, vocalist, songwriter, and saxophonist Curtis Stigers debut album sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide on the strength of self-penned hit singles like "I Wonder Why," "You're All That Matters to Me," and "Never Saw a Miracle." A year later, Stigers cover of Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding" for The Bodyguard Soundtrack sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Further collaborations with Carole King, Al Green, Shawn Colvin, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, and Rod Stewart — as well as multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, The Today Show, etc. — put Stigers directly in the spotlight of popular culture. With One More for the Road, and Hooray For Love, his latest releases for the Concord Jazz label, Stigers continues to fulfill a promise made to a younger version of himself: a commitment to ar... (read more)

Candide - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 18, 2018 - New York City

Bernstein's Candide, based on Voltaire's satirical tale, is a superb fusion of Broadway flash and operatic virtuosity. Its quicksilver overture, dazzling coloratura soprano aria "Glitter and Be Gay," sardonic "Auto-da-fé" chorus, and deeply moving "Make Our Garden Grow" finale are highlights of an ebullient and irresistible work. Performed in concert by first-rate guest artists and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Candide is an ideal celebration of the Bernstein centenary.

Curtis Stigers - Birdland
April 18, 2018 - New York

"Rock 'n' roll and jazz share so many of the same artistic bloodlines that it's remarkable the two don't fuse more often into the kind of inspired marriage of visceral clout and intellectual savvy conjured by the singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers." – The New York Times.Discovered by legendary record executive Clive Davis, vocalist, songwriter, and saxophonist Curtis Stigers debut album sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide on the strength of self-penned hit singles like "I Wonder Why," "You're All That Matters to Me," and "Never Saw a Miracle." A year later, Stigers cover of Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding" for The Bodyguard Soundtrack sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Further collaborations with Carole King, Al Green, Shawn Colvin, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, and Rod Stewart — as well as multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, The Today Show, etc. — put Stigers directly in the spotlight of popular culture. With One More for the Road, and Hooray For Love, his latest releases for the Concord Jazz label, Stigers continues to fulfill a promise made to a younger version of himself: a commitment to ar... (read more)

Julien Hucq Quartet featuring special guest Claudio Roditi - Birdland
April 19, 2018 - Manhattan

New York-based alto saxophonist Julien Hucq leads this dynamic straight ahead jazz quartet, whose fusion of melodic flow and high energy has a powerful impact on its listeners. About the alto saxophonist/ composer Julien Hucq Originally from Belgium, Julien Hucq is a creative member of the young jazz scene of New York where he has lived since 2012. Active as a saxophonist, composer, arranger and teacher, Julien multiplies collaborations and partnerships. Julien has played with the Calvin Hill Group, the Claudio Roditi Quintet, Steve Nelson, John Betsch, Michael Cochrane, Gene Perla, George Schuller, Jeb Patton, Corcoran Holt, George Robert, and at major jazz clubs and international festivals such as Minton's, Flushing Town Hall, Zinc Bar, Sounds, Sunset, Warsaw Jazz Days, Montreux Jazz Festival and Kinshasa Jazz Kif. In 2014, Julien played with his quartet on the American Music Series television show at Brooklyn College, hosted by Randall Keith Horton and aired on CUNY TV and KRCB (a PBS affiliate). Julien has recorded five albums as a leader: "Julien Hucq Quartet" (2013), "Ilium.Id.Inlet" (2014), "Reunion" (2015), "Magma"(2016) and "Z" (November 2017). About his previous ... (read more)

Ensemble Connect - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 19, 2018 - New York

Ensemble Connect has workshopped with Steve Reich and Meredith Monk, been led by Sir Simon Rattle, and premiered works by the finest young composers of our day. The group of young musicians enters its second decade with can't miss music making. To close its season at Carnegie Hall, Ensemble Connect performs Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire, a setting of poems for speaker and chamber ensemble, employing a hybrid of spoken and sung vocalization that gives the work a surreal quality.

Best Bands and Choirs International - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 19, 2018 - New York City

Performers Ensembles to be announced

Todrick Hall American - PlayStation Theater
April 20, 2018 - New York

Broadway Actor, MTV star, American Idol Finalist and Viral YouTube personality Todrick Hall is putting a new "twister" on L. Frank Baum's most classic creation, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." With over 20 original songs, Hall brings to life this American Classic like you've never seen it before. This summer, you don't have to go to Oz because "Straight Outta Oz" is coming to a city near you. Watch as Todrick and his talented crew tell the tale of Hall's adventures from his small town in Texas, to the big Emerald City lights of "Oz Angeles." How does a Hollywood hopeful succeed in the business while dodging falling houses, wicked witches and the infamous "Poppyrazzi." This show is great for the family with powerful musical numbers, innovative sets, sensational choreography, dazzling costumes and a great social message.

The Annual 420 Reggae Fiesta on the River with Dub Is A Weapon, Crazy Baldhead Dub Apparatus (feat. Agent Jay of The Slackers) + A Host of Special Guests performing 2 sets of Smoking Reggae Classix! - Rocks Off
April 20, 2018 - New York

The annual 4/20 reggae concert cruise is in full effect! This time featuring the blaze-a-fiyah sounds of Dub Is A Weapon, & Crazy Baldhead Dub Apparatus (Live Soundsystem Dub feat. Agent Jay from The Slackers). TWO SETS of Smokin' Reggae Classix, + a host of special guests!

Julia Bullock, Soprano John Arida, Piano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 20, 2018 - New York

The crystalline solo lines of Baroque opera, the daring music of Messiaen, and the bluesy torch songs of Josephine Baker are all parts of Julia Bullock's world. A winner at the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, The New York Times has called her an "impressive fast-rising soprano." Known for her daring and vocally resplendent song recitals and stunning operatic appearances, she brings a characteristically varied and stylistically versatile program to Carnegie Hall.

Grand Rapids Symphony Nelson Freire, Piano - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 20, 2018 - New York City

Performers Grand Rapids Symphony Nelson Freire, Piano

Curtis Stigers - Birdland
April 20, 2018 - New York

"Rock 'n' roll and jazz share so many of the same artistic bloodlines that it's remarkable the two don't fuse more often into the kind of inspired marriage of visceral clout and intellectual savvy conjured by the singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers." – The New York Times.Discovered by legendary record executive Clive Davis, vocalist, songwriter, and saxophonist Curtis Stigers debut album sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide on the strength of self-penned hit singles like "I Wonder Why," "You're All That Matters to Me," and "Never Saw a Miracle." A year later, Stigers cover of Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding" for The Bodyguard Soundtrack sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Further collaborations with Carole King, Al Green, Shawn Colvin, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, and Rod Stewart — as well as multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, The Today Show, etc. — put Stigers directly in the spotlight of popular culture. With One More for the Road, and Hooray For Love, his latest releases for the Concord Jazz label, Stigers continues to fulfill a promise made to a younger version of himself: a commitment to ar... (read more)

Broadway Sessions - Laurie Beechman Theatre
Through April 20, 2018 - New York

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

A Prairie Home Companion - The Town Hall
April 21, 2018 - New York

In the fall of 2016, Chris Thile took over at the helm of A Prairie Home Companion. A short and successful season brought sold out shows to venues across the country, garnering critical acclaim. Minnesota Public Radio presents a full season for 2017-2018 with Chris as host. Chris' musicianship, commentary, humor and his connection with the vital musicians of today have proven to be a winning combination. We return to Town Hall for three broadcasts in April 2018. A Prairie Home Companion is heard by 2.6 million listeners each week on nearly 600 public radio stations, online, and on the American Forces Networks, SiriusXM Radio, Radio New Zealand, and KPRG in Guam. "I grew up with the show. I take this opportunity, this job, immensely seriously and with great awe." – Chris Thile "Garrison created a template that I think is immortal. It doesn't feel like any kind of constraint. It's like a license. I feel like I have my license to go and make some good radio. … The prospect of getting to make things for people on a weekly basis … is beyond compare. It's what I love to do." — Chris Thile "Chris is my man. … He is, I think, the great bluegrass performer of our time and... (read more)

Lescandal - Laurie Beechman Theatre
April 21, 2018 - New York

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
April 21, 2018 - New York

AJR, Hundred Handed - Terminal 5
April 21, 2018 - New York

Pacific Symphony - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 21, 2018 - New York City

Sitar meets symphony orchestra when Philip Glass's famous collaborations with Ravi Shankar are remembered. "Meetings Along the Edge" from Passages weaves Eastern themes with classic Glass motifs. On a grand scale, there's the New York premiere of the complete version of The Passion of Ramakrishna, a quietly intense work of tremendous power honoring the Hindu holy man. Shankar's daughter, Anoushka Shankar, is also center stage when she performs his Concerto No. 3 for Sitar and Orchestra.

American Protégé Winners Recital - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 21, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners Recital

Curtis Stigers - Birdland
April 21, 2018 - New York

"Rock 'n' roll and jazz share so many of the same artistic bloodlines that it's remarkable the two don't fuse more often into the kind of inspired marriage of visceral clout and intellectual savvy conjured by the singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers." – The New York Times.Discovered by legendary record executive Clive Davis, vocalist, songwriter, and saxophonist Curtis Stigers debut album sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide on the strength of self-penned hit singles like "I Wonder Why," "You're All That Matters to Me," and "Never Saw a Miracle." A year later, Stigers cover of Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding" for The Bodyguard Soundtrack sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Further collaborations with Carole King, Al Green, Shawn Colvin, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, and Rod Stewart — as well as multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, The Today Show, etc. — put Stigers directly in the spotlight of popular culture. With One More for the Road, and Hooray For Love, his latest releases for the Concord Jazz label, Stigers continues to fulfill a promise made to a younger version of himself: a commitment to ar... (read more)

Late Night Dance Session: Evan Sherman Big Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through April 21, 2018 - New York

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

LYNDA CARTER: Red, Rock 'n Blues - The Appel Room
Through April 21, 2018 - New York

LYNDA CARTER returns to The Appel Room with a brand new show. "Red, Rock 'n Blues" will rock New York for two nights on April 20th and 21st. You won't want to miss Lynda and her All-Star band performing songs from her new CD, including her distinctive stylings of rock, blues, standards, country, jazz and original tunes. It's always a party with Lynda and the band. Get your tickets now for "Red, Rock 'n Blues" and rock the night away.

Gunhild Carling - Birdland
April 22, 2018 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome back songwriter Scott Alan in a very special concert on Monday, April 2nd at 7pm.Some of today's brightest theater stars will sing from Alan's extensive collection of albums. Alan, who will accompany the performers at the piano, will also perform some of his own material. The audience can expect to hear tunes from all of Alan's seven albums as well as songs from his upcoming recording, "Lifeline." Scott Alan is an internationally award-winning songwriter who has released seven albums of his work, including his debut album "Dreaming Wide Awake." The album of stand alone songs features Tony Award nominees Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Falsettos) and Liz Callaway (Baby), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), Shoshana Bean (Wicked) and Eden Espinosa (RENT). The album will celebrate it's ten year anniversary release this October.

The King's Singers - Carnegie Hall
April 22, 2018 - New York

This evening celebrates the 50th anniversary of The King's Singers with a reunion concert featuring past and present members of the noted British a cappella ensemble and the Distinguished Concerts Singers International. The program features works by Eric Whitacre, Billy Joel, and an anniversary commission by Nico Muhly conducted by King's Singers alumni Simon Carrington and Bob Chilcott.

Manhattan Concert Productions Series - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 22, 2018 - New York City

Performers Ensemble(s) to be announced

National League of Performing Arts Winners Concert - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 22, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners Recital

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

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

Artexpo New York - Pier 92/Pier 94
Through April 22, 2018 - Midtown

For 40 years and counting, Artexpo New York has been changing the way people buy and sell art. Our annual curated expo brings the biggest publishers, galleries, and collectors face to face with hundreds of established and emerging artists. In short, we’re the world’s largest fine art marketplace.

Why Don't We - PlayStation Theater
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

New York City Children's Theater presents The Little Red Fish - The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row
Through April 29, 2018 - New York

New York City Children's Theater presents The Little Red Fish April 7 - 29, 2018; Sat. & Sun. at 11am & 2pm The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 Created by Puppet Kitchen When Jeje is finally allowed to accompany his grandfather to the library, he brings his pet fish in a bowl along with him. But after the fish disappears into a book, Jeje must dive in and travel through the adventure-filled pages to follow his friend. Puppet Kitchen, the team behind the puppetry in last year’s family hit The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, has created a brand new puppet adventure for you and your family. 50 min. Best for ages 3 and up. Tickets, $29.25 each ABOUT NEW YORK CITY CHILDREN’S THEATER New York City Children’s Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) is an award-winning nonprofit organization that creates original, entertaining and enriching theater for young audiences and adults to enjoy together. In 1996, New York City Children’s Theater began as the family theater and education program of the Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre. It became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2001. For more than 20 years, our local and nationally re... (read more)

Stephen Shore - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through May 28, 2018 - New York

Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist's work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms. One of the most significant photographers of our time, Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) has often been considered alongside other artists who rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous images. But Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media. The artist's first survey in New York to include his entire career, this exhibition will both allow for a fuller understanding of Shore's work, and demonstrate his singular vision—defined by an interest in daily life, a taste for serial and often systematic approaches, a strong intellectual underpinning, a restrained style, sly hum... (read more)

Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through June 03, 2018 - New York

Tarsila do Amaral (Brazilian, 1886–1973) is a foundational figure in the history of modernism in Latin America. The first exhibition in the United States exclusively devoted to the artist focuses on her pivotal production from the 1920s, from her earliest Parisian works, to the emblematic modernist paintings produced in Brazil, ending with her large-scale, socially driven works of the early 1930s. The exhibition features over 130 artworks, including paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, and other historical documents drawn from collections across Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Born in São Paulo at the turn of the 19th century, Tarsila?as she is affectionately known in Brazil?studied piano, sculpture, and drawing before leaving for Paris in 1920 to attend the Académie Julian. Throughout subsequent sojourns in Paris, she studied with André Lhote, Albert Gleizes, and Fernand Léger, fulfilling what she called her "military service in Cubism," ultimately arriving at her signature painterly style of synthetic lines and sensuous volumes depicting landscapes and vernacular scenes in a rich color palette. The exhibition follows her journeys between France and Braz... (read more)

Angels in America - Neil Simon Theatre
Through July 08, 2018 - Times Square Theater District

Additional Accessibility Details Wheelchairs: One location at extreme side of orchestra. Patron purchases aisle seat and adjacent seat. Transfer optional. Seating: Orchestra on ground level. Mezzanine and lounges reached only by stairs.Seats 1,334. ElevatorEscalator: There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre. Parking: Valet parking garage: Broadway & 52nd St. Curb Ramps: SW corner of 52nd St. & Broadway; SE corner of 52nd Street & 8th Ave. Entrance: Double doors in series: 1st set (each 29.5") to outer lobby; slope down to 2nd set (each 30") to inner lobby. Incline (1:10) to orchestra level. Box Office: Outer lobby. Counter 46.5". Restroom: Unisex: Orchestra level. Water Fountain: Lower lounge, in restrooms. Telephone: Lower lounge. Assisted Listening System: Infrared. Occasional sign language interpreted performances.

Goldstein - The Actors' Temple
Through July 29, 2018 - New York

GOLDSTEIN, the highly anticipated new musical about family, opens Monday, March 26th at the Actors Temple Theatre (339 West 47 St -between 8th and 9th Avenues). Michael Riedel NYPost said, “Like Rags mixed with a touch of Fiddler on the Roof, keep your eye on Goldstein.” Goldstein is based upon Louis Goldstein’s tell-all family memoir best seller. With music and lyrics are Michael Roberts and a book by Charlie Schulman, this uplifting and heartwarming, multi-generational musical explores the challenges and triumphs of an immigrant Jewish American family. The cast of 7 of Broadway’s best performers reminds us that families are complicated, the truth is never clear, and forgiveness is our best hope. Tickets are $79 and are available by visiting www.Goldsteinmusical.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

72 Hour Shootout Film Competition - Asian American Film Lab
Through August 01, 2018 - New York

JOIN THE FILM LAB! Create and Nurture Diverse & Innovative New Entertainment! Film Lab has an open Officer position and is currently accepting applications for Treasurer. The Treasurer applies for 2-3 grants a year. The position is unsalaried, however the Treasurer receives a commission from each successful grant award and works with a fabulous team doing great work to create positive social change through media entertainment! Email info@film-lab.org for more information. JOIN THE FILM LAB! Create and Nurture Diverse & Innovative New Entertainment! Film Lab is now accepting applications for the 2018 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition coordinator. Registration for the competition opens March 1st, 2018, and ends with a grand finale screening of the top ten films at AAIFF in NYC in the summer of 2018. The coordinator should have some filmmaking experience and must be local to NYC and generally available during May-August 2018! Email Shootout@film-lab.org for more information.

Compass Song - Times Square
Through August 03, 2018 - New York

Artists Mendi + Keith Obadike have stretched fragments of music, poetry, stories, and myths across the pedestrian plazas and surrounding blocks in all four cardinal directions, for visitors to discover whether they’re exploring the neighborhood or simply on their way to work. The result is Compass Song, a free app-based public sound artwork inspired by Times Square’s rich history as the Crossroads of the World that officially launches Wednesday, July 12th. Compass Song was commissioned by and created in residence with Times Square Arts. As you turn on the app, plug in your headphones and walk through Times Square, a voice will accompany your wanderings with poems about searching for freedom, reflections on navigating the city, and cross-cultural myths about the cardinal directions, woven through with quotes from and reworkings of Walk With Me, the African-American spiritual turned Civil Rights freedom song. The voice in Compass Song is always underscored by a drone, a unique harmony that translates the latitude and longitude data for Times Square into sound and modulates as you walk north, south, east, or west. Interspersed with this are vocal performances of the sounds of Ti... (read more)

Derrick Adams: Sanctuary - MAD Museum of Art and Design
Through August 12, 2018 - Columbus Circle

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image.Derrick Adams: Sanctuary is an exhibition of large-scale sculpture, and mixed-media collage and assemblage on wood panels that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century. The body of work was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America.

Surface/Depth - Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 09, 2018 - New York

In June of 2015, Miriam Schapiro, the pioneering feminist artist and founding member of the Pattern and Decoration movement, passed away at the age of ninety-one. Surprisingly, given her status as the elder stateswoman of the feminist art movement, the tremendous impact of her oeuvre on contemporary art has yet to be fully acknowledged or critically assessed. This exhibition seeks to redress this gap in the history of American art through an exploration of Schapiro's signature femmages, the term she coined to describe her distinctive hybrid of painting and collage inspired by women's domestic arts and crafts and the feminist critique of the hierarchy of art and craft. In examining the aesthetic and political objectives of Schapiro's femmages, this exhibition highlights the pivotal role her work and leadership played in the expansion of the art world to include historically marginalized forms of craft, decoration, and abstract patterning associated with femininity and women's work. Although she is unheralded as the source, the influence of Schapiro's subjective approach to forms of decoration can be identified today in an remarkably diverse group of artists who continue to find i... (read more)

La Frontera - Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

Nearly two thousand miles long, the US-Mexico border (la frontera) is the most frequently crossed international border in the world. Although predominantly depicted in the American media as a hub of drug trafficking and violence, the border—porous in nature—is also a place that allows for the exchange of ideas, wealth, and culture. Recently at the forefront of political and cultural conversation following the current US President's anti-immigration discourse and executive orders, the border has been characterized by contradictions since the nineteenth century, when the US annexed an important portion of Mexican territory. For Mexicans, Central Americans, and the United States citizens living alongside it, the border presents daily challenges that carry within them both hope and devastation. It is a complex physical, economic, cultural, social, and emotional landscape of human interaction.

The Long Run - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through November 04, 2018 - New York

Floor Four, The David Geffen Galleries Innovation in art is often characterized as a singular event—a bolt of lightning that strikes once and forever changes what follows. The Long Run provides an alternate view: by chronicling the continued experimentation of artists long after their breakthrough moments, it suggests that invention results from sustained critical thinking, persistent observation, and countless hours in the studio. Each work in this presentation exemplifies an artist’s distinct evolution. For some, this results from continually testing the boundaries of a given medium, for others it reflects the pressures of social, economic, and political circumstances. Often, it is a combination of both. The Long Run includes monographic galleries and rooms that bring together artists across a broad range of backgrounds and approaches. All the artists in this presentation—drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection—are united by a ceaseless desire to make meaningful work, year after year, across decades. They include Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Edwards, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Joan Jonas, Helen Levitt, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gerhard ... (read more)

Models and Bottles Fridays ... Free on the A.C. Pass Guest List - Show
Through December 29, 2018 - New York City

Models and Bottles Fridays Text keyword SHOWNYC to 83361 for Instant RSVP and chance to win a VIP Party (FREE Admission, Bottle & More!) SHOW. NYC Nightclubs. 135 West 41st Street. Times Square. 10 pm-???(Broadway and 6th Ave) A.C. Pass List invites you to "The Original" Models and Bottles Fridays at NYCs newest premier hotspot, Show NYC! This will be the biggest Friday Night party NYC has ever seen. Top DJs, aerialists, dancers, expert mixologists, bottle service served by our #Showgirls, a true VIP experience, a sexy crowd, all in a spectacular new venue. Ask about our specials, VIP packages and Group/ Birthday specials.. World reknown DJs play open format, house music, old skool, top 40, mash-ups and more. Everyone receives complimentary admission on the “A.C. Pass List” (ladies til 12am, Gents til 12am). Ask me about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service and more details. 21+ID. To expedite entry, get on the "A.C. Pass Guest List" please e-mail me directly, crisac@mac.com. Doors and list opens at 10 pm & all list closes at 2 am. All admission is at the discretion of the doorman. Dress fashionable please. Dress code: Ladie... (read more)

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through January 28, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through February 04, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through February 11, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through February 18, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through February 25, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through March 04, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through April 01, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through April 08, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

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