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Things to Do in Midtown This Week - April 22-April 29

April 22, 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.

Sunday Night Live - Broadway
April 22, 2018 - New York

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.

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

Masterwork Festival Chorus - Carnegie Hall
April 22, 2018 - New York

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Mozart's Requiem performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus and soloists with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and conductor Jeffrey Douma. The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus, led by conductor Jo-Michael Scheibe, performing an array of choral works including Mendelssohn's "Verleih' uns Frieden," Eric Whitacre's "The Seal Lullaby," and more. Also featured will be the Impalaphonics directed by Sharon Darland.

A Tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Carnegie Hall
April 22, 2018 - New York

This performance brings opera singers from around the world to perform a tribute concert to their beloved friend and colleague, Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The evening celebrates the extraordinary life and artistry of the Russian operatic baritone with his favorite repertoire: soaring opera arias; uplifting operetta selections; soulful Russian romances; and crossover/pop songs. Featured performers include soprano Veronika Dzhioeva (Bolshoi Theater); mezzo-soprano Nino Surguladze (Covent Garden); tenor Raúl Melo (Metropolitan Opera); baritone David Gvinianidze (President/Founder of Talents of the World); soprano Olga Lisovskaya (Director, Talents of the World); tenor Giovanni Formisano and baritone Junhan Choi (winners of the 2017 Talents of the World International Voice Competition); and baritone Oleksandr Kyreiev (Bolshoi Theater). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to organizations seeking cures for children with cancer.

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.

William Bell's Memphis Soul Revue - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 22, 2018 - New York

The man who co-wrote one of the most covered songs in blues/rock music history is also an original "soul man," and he's back! William Bell, who wrote "Born Under a Bad Sign" with Booker T. Jones, a tune first recorded by Albert King and made legend by Eric Clapton and Cream, has returned to Stax Records and is ready to retake the limelight. Fresh off of his featured role in the Memphis music documentary "Take Me To The River," where William and Snoop Dogg performed another of his compositions, Bell is teaming up with Grammy-winning producer John Leventhal (Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin) to record his first major label album in over 30 years.

Waste Not: Recycle Your Old Hair Dryer (Get $50 Off a New Supersonic Hair Dryer) - 640 5th Avenue
April 22, 2018 - New York

Join us at the Dyson demo in NYC on Sunday, April 22 for a hair drying recycling event. At Dyson, we believe there is always a better way of doing things– and that includes recycling old or unusable machines so they don’t end up in landfills. Bring in any old hair dryer and we’ll recycle it for you. Plus, you’ll get $50 to use towards the purchase of any new Dyson machine either in-store or at Dyson.com.*

Master Class: Introduction to Irish Genealogy with Bridget Bray - Irish Arts Center
April 22, 2018 - New York

Curious about your Irish ancestry but not sure how to begin? Then join this beginner level workshop and learn about the key steps to researching Irish genealogy. The workshop will identify common research challenges, free and paid genealogy sites and resources, the impact of history on types of record availability, beginner steps to building a family tree, the use of DNA in genealogy research, and more. Led by Bridget Bray, founder of The Genealogy Event conference held in Ireland and New York, attendees will participate in building the family tree of a well-known Irish figure applying their newly developed genealogy skills.

Janiva Magness - Iridium
April 22, 2018 - New York

2017 Grammy nominee, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, 7x Blues Music Award winner, 26x nominee, and 2015 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year Janiva Magness After Janiva Magness added a 2016 Grammy nomination to her 26 Blues Music Award nominations — with seven wins, including Entertainer of the Year — she might have taken at least a short rest on her laurels. Instead, one of the preeminent voices in contemporary American roots music has raised the bar for herself. Magness' 14th album, Love Is an Army, is a brilliantly crafted bridge between the past and present, blending the echoes of classic soul and Americana music with timeless themes of love and the very contemporary sound of protest.

An Evening With Kevin Smith (Q&A) - Carolines on Broadway
April 22, 2018 - New York

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, Kevin Smith has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State and Tusk; Creator of AMC's Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin' the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts. An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.

13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards - Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel
April 22, 2018 - New York

The 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards honors five artists chosen by the editors of OPERA NEWS for their distinguished achievement in the field of opera and outstanding contributions to the opera world. Honorees: William Christie, Fiorenza Cossotto, Vittorio Grigolo, Hei-Kyung Hong and Sonya Yoncheva Presenters: Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Dolora Zajick, OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll Musical Tribute: Stephanie Blythe and Craig Terry

Suzakumon. 1957. Directed By Kazuo Mori - The Museum of Modern Art
April 22, 2018 - Manhattan

Suzakumon. 1957. Japan. Directed by Kazuo Mori. Screenplay by Fuji Yahiro. With Ayako Wakao, Raizo Ichikawa, Fujiko Yamamoto. In Japanese; English subtitles. 100 min. Kazuo Mori was one of Daiei Studio's most popular and gifted genre filmmakers, best known for his contributions to the Zatoichi swordsman series but also for stylish crime thrillers like A Certain Killer (screening on April 27). He and cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa won the prestigious Asia-Pacific prize in 1957 for their sumptuous period melodrama Suzakumon, a story of aristocratic star-crossed love by one of Mizoguchi's favorite authors, Matsutaro Kawaguchi (Ugetsu). 35mm print courtesy the National Film Center; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and Kadokawa.

Reminiscence. 1953. Directed By Kozaburo Yoshimur - The Museum of Modern Art
April 22, 2018 - Manhattan

Reminiscence. 1953. Japan. Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura. Screenplay by Shindo Kaneto. With Michiyo Kogure, Nobuko Otowa, Mitsuko Kimura. In Japanese; English subtitles. 110 min. Kazuo Miyagawa's prizewinning black-and-white cinematography draws out the moral shadings of Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabata's 1952 novel Thousand Cranes, a quietly devastating story of a young man, orphaned during the war, who stumbles into a passionate yet tragic relationship with his late father's mistress and her daughter. 35mm print courtesy the National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and Kadokawa.

Hayley Orrantia - Opry City Stage
April 22, 2018 - New York

Hayley Orrantia plays "Erica Goldberg" on ABC's hit comedy The Goldbergs. She is first and foremost a country soul singer and songwriter whose songs have been featured on Spotify's Wild Country and Nearly Nashville playlists. She has performed at CMA Fest in Nashville and opened for Brad Paisley and Easton Corbin. Prior to booking The Goldbergs, Hayley was a top 9 finalist on the first season of The X Factor USA as part of the country pop girl group called Lakoda Rayne. She is a Texas native. Brennley Brown, a finalist on season 12 of The Voice, will open the show. She has performed with Rascal Flatts and Vince Gill, and has opened for Dwight Yoakum.

Jackie Draper - The Laurie Beechman Theater
April 22, 2018 - New York

In "This Happy Madness" Jackie will visit those aspects of our lives that transcend logic – inspiring joy, freedom, exhilaration and, occasionally, obsessive behavior. Songs in English and French are punctuated by the rhythms of happy feet. Among the composers, lyricists represented: Astaire, Aznavour, Cahn, Dorough, Legrand, Mandel, Mercer, Porter, Warren.

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

Performers Ensemble(s) to be announced

Distinguished Concerts International New York - 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

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
Through April 22, 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.

Manhattan School Of Music presents La Cenerentola - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

In a variation of the traditional Cinderella story, Angelina is forced to a life of labor by her wicked step father, who favors his own daughters over her. The three sisters compete for the attention of Prince Ramiro, who has swapped places with his mentor, Alidoro, to see how the girls interact with people of different social classes.

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.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
Through April 22, 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 22, 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.).

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.

Kinky Boots - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Through April 22, 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?

Christian McBride Big Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

With bassist Christian McBride

The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
Through April 22, 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!

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

Calypso Rose - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 23, 2018 - New York

Forget the thorns, because she has them, and without delay pick this (Calypso) Rose who, at 75 years old, looks fresher than ever. Far From Home has to be the 20th album at least of her crowded discography and the latest chapter of an eventful career started in 1964. But you'll never hear her sound in the least bit tired; quite the opposite. Petulant, energetic, vehement, jovial, gregarious... there aren't enough words to describe her performance on these 12 tracks on which she generously dispenses her joie de vivre with the voice of a young girl.

West Wing Weekly - The Town Hall
April 23, 2018 - New York

THE WEST WING WEEKLY is an episode - by - episode discussion of one of television's most beloved shows, co - hosted by one of its stars, Joshua Malina, along with Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder. We're a proud member of the Radiotopia podcast network , from PRX. JOSHUA MALINA: Upon graduation from Yale University with a B.A. degree in Theatre, Josh made his professional acting debut in the Broadway production of A Few Good Men , written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. Josh went on to star as Jeremy Goodwin in Sorkin's critically - acclaimed television series Sports Night . He worked with Sorkin once again on The West Wing , joining the cast in the fourth season. On the big screen, he has appeared in Bulworth , In the Line of Fire , and A View from the Top , among others. Currently, Josh stars as U.S. Attorney General David Rosen in ABC's hit show Scandal . HRISHIKE SH HIRWAY: Hrishi is a musician and composer, and a political news junkie. He makes music as half of the band Moors, and on his own as The One AM Radio. He scored the films Our Nixon and Save the Date . Hrishi is also the creator and host of the podcast Son g Exploder, where musicians take apart their son... (read more)

MidAmerica Productions Concert Series - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 23, 2018 - New York City

Performers Ensemble(s) to be announced

Naumburg Concert Series - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 23, 2018 - New York

Performers Artists to be announced

2018 New York International Music Festival - Carnegie Hall
April 24, 2018 - New York

Performers: Chatswood High School String Ensemble Sylvia Marson, Director Evergreen Valley High School Advanced String Orchestra Steven A. Barnhill, Director Chatswood High School Wind Orchestra Gavin Staines, Director Perth Hills and Wheatbelt Band Peter Hind, Phil Robertson, and James Martin, Directors Cerritos High School Wind Symphony Timothy Trost, Director

Heegan Lee, Piano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 24, 2018 - New York

Performers Heegan Lee, Piano

Annie Griffiths | Photography Without Borders - The Town Hall
April 25, 2018 - New York

In the English countryside, celebrated photographer Annie Griffiths produced a witty story on the Calder Valley Mouse Club showing the art of staging a beauty pageant for rodents. In Namibia, she spent time with a tribe surviving in the Kalahari Desert despite seven years of drought. But after a career covering all of the weird and wonderful facets of humanity in more than 100 countries, she has turned her creative energies toward supporting programs that empower women and children in developing world.

Daniil Trifonov Kremerata Baltica - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 25, 2018 - New York City

The Guardian has cited Daniil Trifonov's virtuosity, calling it "elegant and purposeful, [with] every trick deployed to summon new colors, rather than as an end itself." Trifonov and the Kremerata Baltica showcase Chopin's complete music for piano and orchestra in this concert. From the sheer brio of the Variations on "Là ci darem" from Mozart's Don Giovanni—which inspired Schumann to comment, "Hats off, gentlemen! A genius!"—to the poetry of the Piano Concerto No. 1, Chopin's mastery has no better advocate than Trifonov.

Whiteside Foundation Series - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 25, 2018 - New York

Performers Artists to be announced

Daniil Trifonov, Piano Gautier Capuçon, Cello Kremerata Baltica - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 26, 2018 - New York City

The legato lines, delicate ornamentations, and colors that grace Chopin's solo piano works are also found in his music for other instruments. There is not a single composition by him that does not involve the keyboard, including a small handful of works that prominently feature the cello. The Introduction and Polonaise brillante and Cello Sonata in G Minor are two of these rarities. While the former is a sparkling showpiece, the latter is an intense, highly emotive work. One of his early compositions, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 is also noteworthy for its Romantic middle movement and rollicking finale: a zesty Polish mazurka.

American Modern Ensemble - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 26, 2018 - New York

Performers American Modern Ensemble

Evgeny Kissin, Piano Emerson String Quartet - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 27, 2018 - New York City

Pianist Evgeny Kissin makes a rare foray into chamber music when he partners with the Emerson String Quartet. The serious tone, flashes of drama, and technically challenging roles Mozart assigns to each player makes his Piano Quartet in G Minor—the first notable work for this combination of instruments—a groundbreaking composition. Fauré's quartet is high spirited with an abundance of lyricism, passion, and an especially robust role for the pianist. Striking melodies, vigorous rhythms, great depth of feeling, and hints of Czech folk music are the Dvo?ák trademarks present in his large-scaled quintet.

Honor Students of Si-Yo Artists - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 27, 2018 - New York

Performers Student Recital

Broadway Sessions - Laurie Beechman Theatre
Through April 27, 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 28, 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)

World Tai Chi Day Kicks off Bryant Park’s 2018 Tai Chi Season - Bryant Park
April 28, 2018 - New York

Bryant Park, New York’s town square, will kick off its annual Tai Chi program on Saturday, April 28 with “World Tai Chi Day.” Free instruction will be provided to newcomers. Hundreds of cities in more than 80 nations participate in World Tai Chi Day, which seeks to inform people of the health and healing benefits of the ancient Chinese ritual. Tai Chi is a way of moving. Its graceful, slow-moving pace works with one’s “qi” or life force. Originally developed 500 years as a martial art, modern practitioners focus more on its healing aspects. Bryant Park’s Tai Chi classes, provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris, take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on May 1 and ending on August 30, from 7:30 to 8:30 AM on the Fountain Terrace, off Sixth Ave. and 41st St. All classes and free and registration is not required. For more information on Tai Chi and hundreds of other free public events and programs, please visit the Bryant Park website or call 212-768-4242.

H1ghr Music Tour 2018 In New York - Freq NYC
April 28, 2018 - New York

Are you guys ready for this upcoming K-HIPHOP tour? We are bringing you your favorite artists from H1GHR Music Records. Tickets release on March 17th at 12PM YOUR time. Make sure to get tickets before they sell out!

Helane Blumfield - Laurie Beechman Theatre
April 28, 2018 - New York

In her new show "Tight Pants and Tears of Joy" Helane Blumfield explores her love affair with Tom Jones and Neil Diamond

MidAmerica Productions Concert Series - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 28, 2018 - New York City

Performers Ensemble(s) to be announced

Piano Teachers Congress Honors Program Winners - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 28, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners Concert

Open Bar & Everyone Free - ATTIC Rooftop
Through April 28, 2018 - New York City

Maurizio Pollini, Piano - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
April 29, 2018 - New York City

Expectations soar and the excitement reaches fever pitch every time Maurizio Pollini steps on to the Carnegie Hall stage. It's not surprising, since he has been a pianist par excellence for decades. Weaving a delicate filigree in a Chopin nocturne, launching ferocious chords in a Beethoven sonata, or reveling in the pure pianistic splendor of Schumann, Pollini is truly "the dean of living pianists" (The Boston Globe).

Golden Key Music Festival 2018 - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
April 29, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners Recital

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)

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Through April 29, 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.

Hello, Dolly! - Shubert Theatre
Through April 29, 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.).

An Evening with Steven Wilson - PlayStation Theater
Through April 29, 2018 - New York

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
Through May 05, 2018 - New York

Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, which has been adapted into countless films, The Phantom of the Opera follows a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Sheltered from the outside world in an underground cavern, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes operas for Christine, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be. As Christine's star rises, and a handsome suitor from her past enters the picture, the Phantom grows mad, terrorizing the opera house owners and company with his murderous ways. Still, Christine finds herself drawn to the mystery man. Audiences agree—The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway's longest-running hit. Ever.

The Metromaniacs - The Duke On 42nd Street
Through May 26, 2018 - New York

It's springtime in Paris, 1738. Metromania, the poetry craze, is all the rage. Damis, a young, would-be poet with a serious case of verse-mania falls for a mysterious poetess from Breton, Meriadec de Peaudoncqville (say it). She turns out to be none other than a wealthy gentleman (yes, that's right) with a touch of the mania himself—looking to unload his sexy but dimwitted daughter—who also just happens to be cuckoo for couplets. Soon scheming servants, verbal acrobatics, and mistaken identities launch a breathless series of twists and turns in this breezy "translaptation" of a rediscovered French farce by comedic master David Ives (The Liar, Venus in Fur, All in the Timing). Red Bull Theater, the company that brought you recent acclaimed productions of The Government Inspector, Coriolanus, and The School for Scandal, is proud to present the New York Premiere of this new David Ives play.

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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