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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Weekend - Jun 23-Jun 25

June 19, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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From the NYC Ballet and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the Metropolitan Playhouse and the Metropolitan Opera, there's no shortage of theatre and dance performances in the city. Learn about all the weekend theatre and dance in New York City by checking out this City Guide listing article.

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg - New York City Center
Through June 11, 2017 - New York

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg returns to City Center with two full-length ballets that typify Boris Eifman's singular gift for creating powerful, provocative dance works. Inspired by the tragic life of ballerina Olga Spessivtseva, the 1997 ballet Red Giselle has been hailed as "one of the great dramatic ballets of the 20th century" (The San Francisco Chronicle). Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death is a "ballet triumph" (Newsday) that delves into the composer's glamorous life and tortured sexuality. Both ballets have been lovingly revised by Eifman for this engagement. "Boris Eifman has that heaven-sent ability to spin new movement into old emotions." –New York Post

Broadway by the Year - Town Hall
June 19, 2017 - New York

2007-2016 (LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, MEL BROOKS, AND MORE) The critically acclaimed series has blossomed from an idea to what Show Business Weekly deems, "…an invaluable and entertaining jewel in the cabaret crown of New York." Ticket sales have soared and stellar reviews have included The New York Times, which calls it, "Witty, breezily paced. . .informative. . .valuable. . .the right perspective of lighthearted nostalgia..." Author/Critic Scott Siegel created the series for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway’s history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Br... (read more)

New Musical: Funkentine Rapture, Starring James Monroe Iglehart - 54 Below
June 19, 2017 - New York

On the eve of the Apollo Theatre's great Funkfest, The Big Bad Man is set to unleash his Disco Rainbows on the world. The only thing that stands between disco ruination and True Funk is young funkmaster George Preston. Join Tony Award winners James Monroe Iglehart and Lillias White and others in this evening of funk, food and fun. Funkentine Rapture was first developed at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, and was then presented as part of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival in 2005. The musical has music and lyrics by Lee Summers (From My Hometown, Yo Alice), and book by Lee Summers and Ben Blake.

Arts for Autism Benefit Concert - The Gershwin Theatre
June 19, 2017 - New York

Educational Travel Adventures and Believe NYC, organization that educate and enrich the lives of young people through performance and travel opportunities, announced the return of Arts for Autism, hosted by Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I). O'Hara will be joined by an all-star lineup including Tony Award nominees Christopher Jackson (Hamilton) and Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), amount many others. More than 150 young artists will join the Broadway cast on stage for an evening that will inspire feelings of understanding, acceptance, kindness and compassion. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Autism Speaks. For more information and tickets check out www.artsf... (read more)

Ping Chong Co. Residency Student Performances - Symphony Space
June 19, 2017 - New York

Students from PS84 and MS256 perform an original theatrical piece they have devised during a "Secret Histories" residency with Ping Chong + Company. Themes of identity, place, and belonging are woven through the student-written pieces, in which kids tell their own stories, from their own perspectives.

Catacomb - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Through June 19, 2017 - New York

Sat, June 17 from 8:00-9:00pm Sun, June 18 from 8:00-9:00pm Mon, June 19 from 8:00-9:00pm Federal Hall Inspired by the imagination and subconscious, Catacomb is a dance by five performers inhabiting a dreamlike, sensory-rich world that draws the audience into an immersive act of witnessing. Gill creates an intimate, surrealist space building on the formalism of her past several works (Electric Midwife, New Work for the Desert), while forging new psychologically-informed terrain through explorations of role, gathering and layering of meaning and being, and ultimately, disappearance.

Harlem Night Song: National Dance Institute's 2017 Event of the Year - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through June 19, 2017 - New York

National Dance Institute (NDI) is gearing up for their 2017 Event of the Year at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s culminating performance, Harlem Night Song, directed by Bianca Johnson, will bring together 200 talented dancers from New York City public schools in a spectacular celebration of Harlem’s rich music and cultural history. Through dance and live music, NDI will bring to life the work of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Florence Mills, Fats Waller, Hector LaVoe, Jacob Lawrence, among others. Children will stomp at the Savoy, salute the Harlem Hellfighters, cheer for Joe Louis, and shuffle along at the Hoofers Club. Joining the NDI musicians in the orchestra th... (read more)

Paramodernities #2 and #3 - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Through June 19, 2017 - New York

Thu, June 15 from 3:00-4:15pm Thu, June 15 from 6:00-7:15pm Mon, June 19 from 3:00-4:15pm National Museum of the American Indian Commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council As part of her new cross-disciplinary project using Modernism in dance to explore different contemporary discourses, choreographer and performer Netta Yerushalmy presents Paramodernities #2—devoted to Martha Graham's Night Journey—and Paramodernities #3—devoted to Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Including live presentations by scholars and performances by a diverse cast of dancers, Paramodernities will also incorporate public discussions with viewers as it inhabits different sites in the museum.

Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU June Panel: Survival Strategies for Non-Profits, and the Current Funding Environment - The Playroom Theater
June 20, 2017 - New York

Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU June Panel Survival Strategies for Non-Profits, and the Current Funding Environment Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:30pm, networking at 7pm Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU June Panel -Survival Strategies for Non-Profits, and the Current Funding Environment on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.  For more details, visit http://truonline.org/events/survival-strategies/.   With panelists Lawrence E. McCullough, Ph.D., Arts & Media Specialist, Skye Consulting; Stacey McMath, director... (read more)

Ardea Arts Presents Pop-Up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera - West 4th Street Cage
Through June 21, 2017 - New York

Ardea Arts Presents Pop-Up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera May 17 - June 21, 2017 Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:30pm - West 4th Street Cage Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:30pm - Grand Army Plaza Entrance, Brooklyn Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5:30pm - Abraham Lincoln Playground, 134th Street, Harlem Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 5:30pm - Brooklyn - Surprise Location!   BOUNCE PopUps are free, non-ticketed events, of mini preview performances in public spaces, open to the public... (read more)

Lydia Johnson Dance : New York Season - New York Live Arts
Through June 23, 2017 - New York

@New York Live Arts Theater $75 PATRON, $25 GENERAL AND $15 SLIDING SCALE (DANCERS, ARTIST, SENIORS AND BY REQUEST) What seems to count most for Ms. Johnson is music. The four pieces on the program all showed uncommon skill at matching ballet movement to music, both at the large scale of structure and in small, felicitous details."-Brian Seibert, The New York Times, 2015 An exciting program of 4 contemporary dance works in Ms. Johnson's unique vocabulary which stems from a ballet base. The pieces are set to music including Osvaldo Golijov, Mark Mellitts and Handel. The evening includes two world premieres and a revival from 2012 for 5 women. The Company features 10 dancers each with a... (read more)

Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop 2017 - Purchase College
Through June 23, 2017 - New York

Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop 2017 June 4 - 23, 2017 New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will offer Summer Workshop 2017, an immersive, three-week workshop for pre-professional and professional dancers, at Purchase College.   "The 2017 Summer Workshop marks our 18th year of teaching and sharing our work and process," said Doug Varone, artistic director of Doug Varone and Dancers.  "I've always seen this intensive as a way of channeling the philosophy of the dances we create into a shared experience. For three weeks, we'll live together, work together, create together, and grow together. The Company builds a safe haven that allows you to challenge yourself in both m... (read more)

Friends the Musical in Concert: I Was There for You - 54 Below
Through June 23, 2017 - New York

Welcome back to your favorite rent controlled Greenwich apartment with the six friends you still can't get over. Join the famous gang from Friends in the parody, I Was There for You. The fan-favorite, 90s sitcom pivots back into your lives in this original musical comedy. Hear beloved moments from the show musicalized with songs like, "Unagi," "When Were You Under Me?", "The Chandler Bing Job Interlude," and of course, "I Was There for You!" If you would love to hear Joey rap, Phoebe riff, or a caffeinated six part harmony, could this be a better show for you? Music & Lyrics by: Rachel Lind Book by: Rachel Goddard Orchestrations by: Steven Esposito The cast includes: Rachel Goddard ... (read more)

Billy Lykken - Metropolitan Room
June 24, 2017 - New York

Billy Lykken ~ Sacred Monster Billy Lykken recently debuted his one-man show Sacred Monster to sold out audiences. Sacred Monster is a hyperemotional journey of song, eyelash, and bazazz filtered through the soul of an often heartbroken, but never bitter, sequined songstress whose eccentricities and self-destructive behavior are overshadowed by an all-consuming need to please the faithful masses. Rob Lester of Cabaret Scenes Magazine called the debut in April of 2016 "Volcanically Victorious - A Star Was Born. Adopting the persona of a fictitious, deliciously darling (and devilishly delightful), decked out/dressed to kill Diva/Divo drenched in androgyny, entrenched in Vegas-i-fied gl... (read more)

Seth Sikes Sings Judy, Liza, Barbra, Etc. - 54 Below
June 24, 2017 - New York

"A hit with audiences and critics." – The New York Times "There's no telling how far Seth Sikes will go." – Rex Reed, New York Observer For a special Pride weekend performance, Seth Sikes returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with his full band to celebrate the songs of Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, and other Broadway ladies. After two years of consistently sold-out appearances in his critically-acclaimed tributes to Garland (which won a Broadway World Award), Minnelli, and Peters, Sikes will perform highlights from those concerts, as well as adding several new songs along the way. "The place was packed and the crowd went wild. Just like, well — a L... (read more)

BrüTally Proud - Mindscape - PlayStation Theater
June 24, 2017 - New York

Ages: 21 & Over

Theater of the Resist - The Met
June 24, 2017 - New York

Gerry Eastman, composer, guitarist Hannah Cullen, Movement + Dialogue + Empathy + Activism MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents a nine-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and f... (read more)

Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, & My Mother written & performed by Jamie Brickhouse, directed by David Drake - The Kraine Theatre
June 24, 2017 - New York City

Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (three-time Moth StorySLAM champion; voices on Beavis and Butthead) faces his three most defining relationships—booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean—in this darkly comic tour de force. Ripped from the pages of his critically acclaimed memoir that Interview magazine called “as funny as an evening with Carrie Fisher,” and Paul Rudnick praised as “witty, blisteringly honest, and wickedly intoxicating,” it sparkles under the direction of Obie Award-winning David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me). It won a FRIGID Festival “Audience Choice Award,” was featured on “Page Six” of the New York Post, was a Theater is Easy “Best Bet,” and received rave... (read more)

Ntlive Screening: Obsession - Symphony Space
June 24, 2017 - New York

"Jude Law smoulders." – Daily Telegraph Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, recorded live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. The stage production of ... (read more)

The Infinite Pride - Kraine Theater
Through June 24, 2017 - New York

The plays, written by the ensemble, investigate queer culture, politics, relationships, sexuality, and everything and anything queer.

Fantasy - NYC pride
Through June 24, 2017 - New York

After living out your neon fantasy last year, this year join us for a Men At Work Fantasy unlike any you've ever experienced. Dress up in your sexiest uniforms and kick-off NYC Pride weekend properly. NYC Pride & Brian Rafferty Productions invite you to come experience a whole new Fantasy held at Highline Ballroom. This world renowned concert venue showcases some of the best performance artists, lighting, sound, and special effects in New York City.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Presents the New York Premiere of Crosscurrent - Martha Graham Studio Theater
Through June 24, 2017 - New York

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY presents The New York Premiere of CROSSCURRENT June 22-24, 2017 at 7:30pm The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present the New York Premiere of Ms. Chen's CrossCurrent, a collection of new works created on her journey as an immigrant artist attempting to reconcile the two cultures inside her, one she was born into, the other she chose to join. Performances: June 22-24, 2017 at 7:30pm at Martha Graham Studio Theater on the penthouse level, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014. Tickets: $30; $15, info: 800-650-0246 or www.nainichen.org/NYSeason. Opening CrossCurrent will be Earth, a 2010 work to the commissioned music from Gerald Chenoweth, in which she explores... (read more)

Improbable Stage and IRT Theater present That Which Remains - IRT Theater
Through June 24, 2017 - New York

Improbable Stage will debut That Which Remains, a vibrant devised adaptation of William Shakespeare’s divinely fraught Titus Andronicus. The production runs Wednesday, June 14th - Saturday, June 24th, 2017 as part of the renowned IRT Theater 3B Development Series. That Which Remains uniquely reimagines Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus in this vivid and dynamic production. Utilizing movement as their primary vocabulary, Improbable Stage tells the turbulent story of the Roman General’s heroic post-war return home after smothering the Goths. Through her (yes, her) slow decay into madness, the production spatters color on the gray area that is justified murder, and questions whether or not r... (read more)

An Enemy of the People - Gene Frankel Theatre
Through June 24, 2017 - New York

WHEELHOUSE THEATER COMPANY is pleased to announce their unique rendition of the Henrik Ibsen classic, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, directed by Jeff Wise. AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE will play a three-week limited engagement at the Gene Frankel Theater (24 Bond Street). Performances begin Friday, June 9 and continue through Saturday, June 24. Opening Night is Friday, June 16 (8 p.m.). $18 tickets are available at http://anenemyofthepeople.bpt.me AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE is a meditation on the foundation of a small town’s democratic system, the tyranny of the majority, and the poisoning nature of bureaucracy and economic self interest. When Dr. Thomas Stockman makes an alarming discovery, the water s... (read more)

Blank the Musical - Broadway Comedy Club
Through June 24, 2017 - New york

The show can't go on without you. Experience the magic of Broadway like never before at BLANK! THE MUSICAL, an astonishing and hysterical next-generation theatrical sensation. Each night, a talented ensemble takes to the stage--with no script, no rehearsal, and no idea what will happen--to perform a brand-new smash hit musical... that you help to create!

Theater Resources Unlimited presents Writer-Producer Speed Date: Pitch Your Work to a Roomful of Real Producers - NOLA Rehearsal Studio
June 25, 2017 - New York

Pitch your work to a roomful of real producers... Theater Resources Unlimited presents a Writer-Producer Speed Date Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:30pm Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the next Writer-Producer Speed Dateon Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:30pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor, NYC. This unique program is designed to help playwrights master The Art of the Pitch and gain confidence in talking about their work. If accepted into the program, the cost is $70 for TRU members and $85 for non-members. For more details, visit http://truonline.org/events/writer-speed-date-06-17/.   You meet a producer at a party, and have two minutes to interest him in ... (read more)

Nt Live Screening: Peter Pan - Symphony Space
June 25, 2017 - New York

"Fantastical and funny. It's must see family entertainment." – Mumsnet A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production of JM Barrie's much-loved tale. A co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre. All children, except one, grow up... When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily, and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music, and make-believe ensues. Part of Symphony Space's Theatre in HD series, bringing unforgettable theatre from around the world to our screen... (read more)

Bokandeye African American Dance Theater - Symphony Space
June 25, 2017 - New York

The autobiography of the Artistic Director, Anthony F. Wooden Sr. His story (History) will be told through rhythm, dance, song and theater.

Musical Theatre Screening: Gypsy - Symphony Space
June 25, 2017 - New York

Olivier Awards: Best Musical Revival, Best Actress in a Musical, Imelda Staunton, Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Lara Pulver This critically acclaimed West End production, filmed live in London, features Imelda Staunton as Mama Rose in a performance that the Guardian called "one of the greatest performances I've ever seen," as well as powerful turns by Lara Pulver as Louise and Peter Davison as Herbie. The production was filmed for the screen by Emmy Award winner Lonny Price for Ellen M. Krass Productions with Serpent Productions and Shout! Factory, in association with the BBC. Gypsy is considered by many to be the greatest of Broadway musicals, with book by Arthur... (read more)

Masterbeat: Game Show - NYC pride
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

The official Saturday night event of NYC Pride returns as Masterbeat once again transforms the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom into NYC's biggest mega-club with world-famous production featuring thundering concert sound, hundreds of moving lights and lasers, and a theatrical production showcasing the hottest dancers and performers in the world. For 2017, we're inviting you to "Come On Down" and party with us as the next player in our new original theme "Game Show! Will it be a double whammy? Will you spin the big wheel? What will be revealed in the "showcase showdown?" Come to Masterbeat's Game Show and find out – everyone is a contestant… everyone is a Winner. We'll literally take you thr... (read more)

The Ten Minute Play Soiree - Theatre West 97
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

The Ten Minute Play Soirée Join us June 23-25 for our Third Ten Minute Play Soirée! We will be bringing together an exciting collection of Artists, including musicians, visual artists, writers, directors and actors, for an evening that promises to excite all your artistic senses. Featuring 8 different plays by Playwrights from around the country, with 8 directors each working with their own cast. Featuring work by Ruben Carbajal, Mark Cornell, Elin Hampton, Scott Mullen, Rich Orloff, Rob Roznowski, Scott Sickles and Patrick Vermillion. Friday and Saturday, June 23-24 at 8pm Art pARTy starting at 7pm with live music and art Sunday at 3pm Art pARTy starting at 2pm with live... (read more)

The Set Up: Island Ghost Sleep Princess Time Story Show – Installation Rooms - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

The Arts Center at Governors Island Commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council "Many dances on an ISLAND, a GHOST of what they were, having lost details during a long SLEEP but nevertheless the PRINCESS of their destiny. This TIME it is one STORY, full of fortuitous meetings, grave errors and happy misunderstandings. It's a SHOW folks!"—Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey THE SET UP: ISLAND GHOST SLEEP PRINCESS TIME STORY SHOW has been setting itself up for five years now. The multiple dances, co-created by Jennifer Lacey and Wally Cardona are made in collaboration with seven master artists who have dedicated their lives to their respective dance traditions: I Nyoman Cat... (read more)

The Dance Cartel Presents r2r Living Rooms with Dj Average Jo and Special Guests - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

Wed, June 14 from 6:00-8:00pm featuring Zuzuka Poderosa Wed, June 21 from 8:00-11:00pm featuring Adira Amram & The Experience Sun, June 25 from 7:00-10:00pm Pier A Harbor House The Dance Cartel kicks off the Festival with a vibrant, unexpected evening of live dance and music performance and creates social-creative hubs as part of R2R Living Rooms. The start of each evening will feature an outdoor performance by The Dance Cartel followed by a rotation of guest artists/DJs in collaboration with The Cartel, yielding a unique on-the-spot improvisation and inviting audiences to participate in the shifting landscape of a Cartel experience. R2R Living Rooms give artists, partners and... (read more)

Dancers Among Us - Brookfield Place New York
Through June 25, 2017 - New York

Due to popular demand, Dancers Among Us will be extended through July 25. Jordan Matter's Dancers Among Us presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking—but in the midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction site, in a library, a restaurant, a park. With each image the viewer feels buoyed up, eager to see the next bit of magic. Organized around themes of work, play, love, exploration, dreaming, and more, Dancers Among Us celebrates life in a way that's fresh, surprising, original, universal. There's no photoshopping here, no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks. Just a photographer, his vision, and the serendipity of what happens wh... (read more)

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series - Soho Playhouse
Through June 26, 2017 - New York

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. A "Dollars and Sense" talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free. Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212/714-7628, or e-mailing TRUVoicesReservations@gmail.com. The three selected works are as follows: Catharsis - June 12, 2017 at 7pm Written by Academy Award winning screenwriter and playwrigh... (read more)

Rsc Live Screening: Antony & Cleopatra - Symphony Space
Through June 27, 2017 - New York

Richly textured, with big saucy acting." – Daily Mail Following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015), and Much Ado About Nothing (2012), Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare's tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. After Julius Caesar's assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony's military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Part of Symphony Space's Theatre in HD series, bringing unforgettable theatre from around th... (read more)

Marvin's Room - Roundabout Theatre
Through June 29, 2017 - New York

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, Scott McPherson's award-winning, wildly funny play about the laughter that can shine through life's darkest moments. Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine) directs. Lee is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Her estranged sister Bessie has her hands full with their elderly father, his soap opera-obsessed sister—and a brand-new life-or-death diagnosis. Now the women are about to reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee's good intentions and makeover skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere… or at least keep ... (read more)

Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London - Lincoln Center
Through June 30, 2017 - New York

The Society of London Theatre and London's Victoria and Albert Museum have partnered with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to celebrate the extraordinary story of the world's two greatest theatrical districts, London's West End and New York's Broadway in a ground-breaking new exhibition—Curtain Up: Celebrating Forty Years of Theatre in New York and London. Curtain Up celebrates the coincidence of two anniversaries of the biggest awards for commercial theatre: 40 years of the Olivier Awards in London and 70 years of the Tonys® in New York. The exhibition explores the craft and collaboration that creates spectacular international theatre and displays a ser... (read more)

Kendra Shank - 55 Bar
Through June 30, 2017 - New York

Kendra Shank - Voice Mark Soskin - Keyboard Dean Johnson - Bass "This vocalist makes lyrics believable, invents like an instrumentalist, and has an ear second to none for little-known and unknown tunes." - BOSTON GLOBE New CD on Ride Symbol Records... HALF MOON Live in New York KENDRA SHANK AND GEOFFREY KEEZER Kendra Shank and Geoffrey Keezer's musical association began in 2008 at the Athenaeum jazz series in San Diego, CA when a cancelled flight prevented Shank's New York pianist from making the gig. With just 30 minutes to rehearse, Keezer stepped in with a seamless performance and instant chemistry with Shank that inspired a standing ovation. Kendra called on Geoffrey's ... (read more)

Shear Madness - Davenport Theatre
Through June 30, 2017 - Midtown

America’s hilarious whodunit created by Bruce Jordan in 1976 is known for its long, long runs in both Boston and Washington D.C. (It has also been translated into 23 foreign languages for 105 productions worldwide.) In the interactive performance, theatregoers get to solve the crime. Set in a local hair establishment that turns into a wacky murder scene, the play is filled with up-to-the-minute humor and is different every time you see it! Call or visit website for playing schedule.

My Eyes Went Dark - 59E59 Theaters
Through July 02, 2017 - Manhattan

107group in association with Traverse Theatre and Cusack Projects Ltd presents By Matthew Wilkinson Directed by Matthew Wilkinson With Declan Conlon, Thusitha Jayasundera Following sold out performances at the Finborough Theatre, London and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Matthew Wilkinson's taut, brilliantly acted two hander arrives at 59E59. Declan Conlon and Thusitha Jayasundera give electrifying performances in a searing modern tragedy about a Russian father driven to revenge after losing his family in a plane crash. Inspired by real events.

Oslo - Lincoln Center
Through July 02, 2017 - New York

en Brantley of The New York Times calls OSLO "the stuff of crackling theater." Now, this sweeping and surprisingly funny new play comes to Broadway following its sold-out Off-Broadway run. OSLO is inspired by the amazing true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, playwright J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas — a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. New York Magazine calls OSLO "gripping and remarkably entertai... (read more)

Fulfillment Center - New York City Center
Through July 09, 2017 - New York

World premiere By Abe Koogler Directed by Daniel Aukin Featuring Deirdre O'Connell In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O'Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. Raw, surprising, and funny, this world premiere from the fast-rising author of Kill Floor is about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment. Fulfillment Center was commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club. Major support for The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series i... (read more)

Fulfillment Center - New York City Center
Through July 09, 2017 - Manhattan

World premiere By Abe Koogler Directed by Daniel Aukin Featuring Deirdre O'Connell In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O'Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. Raw, surprising, and funny, this world premiere from the fast-rising author of Kill Floor is about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment. Fulfillment Center was commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club. Major support for The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series i... (read more)

Fulfillment Center - New York City Center
Through July 09, 2017 - Manhattan

World premiere By Abe Koogler Directed by Daniel Aukin Featuring Deirdre O'Connell In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O'Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. Raw, surprising, and funny, this world premiere from the fast-rising author of Kill Floor is about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment. Fulfillment Center was commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club. Major support for The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series i... (read more)

Contemporary Dance - Bryant Park
Through July 14, 2017 - New York

Making dance part of a broader public conversation and providing an ideal picnic backdrop to boot" - The New York Times "One of the best parts of summer in NYC" - Dance Magazine Three contemporary dance companies perform each evening on five consecutive Fridays, June 16 - July 14. The series is produced with Inception to Exhibition and Continuum Contemporary Ballet.

The Traveling Lady - Cherry Lane Theatre
Through July 16, 2017 - New York

Penned by the beloved playwright and master storyteller Horton Foote, THE TRAVELING LADY is the unforgettable tale of an intrepid woman who journeys to a small town in 1950’s Texas to reunite with her husband upon his release from prison. A poignant story of loss and redemption, THE TRAVELING LADY looks into the heart and soul of America. June 7 – June 24: Tuesday - Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday at 3pm June 28 – July 16:Wednesday at 2pm, Thursday - Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday at 3pm Exceptions: No 2pm performance on Saturday, June 10

Cost of Living - New York City Center
Through July 16, 2017 - Manhattan

POIGNANT. A SHARPLY INSISTENT WAKEUP CALL." – The Boston Globe New York premiere by Martyna Majok Directed by Jo Bonney With Jolly Abraham, Gregg Mozgala, Katy Sullivan, Victor Williams Directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, this achingly human and surprisingly funny play from exciting new voice Martyna Majok is about the forces that bring people together, the realities of facing the world with physical disabilities and how deeply we all need each other. Truck driver Eddie is struggling to rebuild a relationship with his estranged wife Ani and Jess is trying to navigate the day-to-day with John, her new boss in a job that she desperately needs. People are hard. Cost of Living... (read more)

Cost of Living - New York City Center
Through July 16, 2017 - Manhattan

POIGNANT. A SHARPLY INSISTENT WAKEUP CALL." – The Boston Globe New York premiere by Martyna Majok Directed by Jo Bonney With Jolly Abraham, Gregg Mozgala, Katy Sullivan, Victor Williams Directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, this achingly human and surprisingly funny play from exciting new voice Martyna Majok is about the forces that bring people together, the realities of facing the world with physical disabilities and how deeply we all need each other. Truck driver Eddie is struggling to rebuild a relationship with his estranged wife Ani and Jess is trying to navigate the day-to-day with John, her new boss in a job that she desperately needs. People are hard. Cost of Living... (read more)

BALLET HISPANICO School of Dance announces 2017 Summer Programs - Ballet Hispanico
Through July 28, 2017 - New York

BALLET HISPANICO School of Dance announces 2017 Summer Programs for students of all ages Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. Celebrating 45 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education accessible to the community at large. Located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC, the School offers something for students of all ages. Summer Dance Camps, June 12 - July 8, 2017 - ages 3-8 Los Explorers (ages 3-5): Explorers will jump and create throughout the streets of Brazil, experience the wonder of moving through the mountai... (read more)

AFTERGLOW - The Davenport Theatre
Through July 31, 2017 - new york

AFTERGLOW is a raw, two-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged. performances on June 12, opening June 23 running through July 30, 2017 The Loft at The Davenport Theatre is located at 354 West 45 Street, 2nd Floor Performance Schedule: Monday – Wednesday at... (read more)

Third Rail Projects' Ghost Light - Lincoln Center
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Third Rail Projects, the groundbreaking company behind Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise, brings their unique blend of immersive performance to LCT3 and invites audiences into the unseen corners of the Claire Tow Theater to explore the world on the other side of the proscenium. Ghost Light is a performance about performance which navigates through a series of real and dreamlike landscapes beyond the footlights, the glitter, and the greasepaint. It is a benevolent haunting that reflects on the smoke and mirrors, superstitions, and stage magic that conjure the mystique of the theatre

Doug Varone and Dancers 30th Anniversary Season - Doug Varone and Dancers/DOVA, Inc.
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Doug Varone and Dancers 30th Anniversary Season New York City’s famed Doug Varone and Dancers celebrates the company’s 30th Anniversary Season with upcoming performances and intensives. For 30 years, Doug Varone and Dancers has devoted itself to the humanity and virtuosity of dance, reaching out to their audiences well beyond the proscenium arch. This philosophy has earned them the reputation as one of the most respected dance companies working today. Over time, the company has created an expansive legacy encompassing dance, theatre, opera, and film. As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we continue to push audiences’ expectations of how they encounter dance. - Doug Varone The se... (read more)

Ballet Barre - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 07, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Use the pier for your workout! EVENT DETAILS Mondays at 7 pm, June 5 – August 7 PIER 2 PROMENADE EVENT INFORMATION Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout. A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Zumba - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Dodge YMCA fitness instructor Alma Bonilla's Zumba classes are so much fun you'll forget that you're burning calories. EVENT DETAILS Sundays at 4:30 pm, June 4 - August 13 EVENT INFORMATION ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. A few notes: - Registration begins at 4 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Broadway Dance - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli's Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility. EVENT DETAILS Mondays at 10 am, May 8 - August 14 EVENT INFORMATION Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must. A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Moves with Limón Dance - Bryant Park
Through August 26, 2017 - New York

Experience the joy of dance with dancers from the Limón Dance Company. Open to all levels. Part of the Moves with Limón Dance program.

Napoli, Brooklyn - Roundabout Theatre
Through September 03, 2017 - New York

In 1960 Brooklyn, the Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. But as the girls come of age in a rapidly changing world, their paths diverge—in drastic and devastating ways—from their parents' deeply traditional values. Despite their fierce love, each young woman harbors a secret longing that, if revealed, could tear the family apart. When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighborhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Go Pro Makeup Tutorial - MAKE UP FOR EVER
Through September 12, 2017 - New York

MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new Global Flagship Location at 731 Lexington offers complimentary, live GO PRO MAKEUP tutorials in addition to a digital lash bar, makeup application and waxing services. At GO PRO MAKEUP, up to seven guests fit at the sushi-belt inspired makeup bar to learn and play at their leisure or take part in 20 minute group classes guided by a professional artist. GO PRO MAKEUP live tutorials are offered twice daily (once on Sundays), with four-step instructions featuring customized shades to achieve one of the ten seasonal makeup trends. The current GO PRO MAKEUP schedule is detailed below. •Monday – 3pm & 6:30pm 5 MINUTE MAKEUP •Tuesday – 3pm & 6:30pm: METALLIC LIP •Wednesda... (read more)

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

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

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

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

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