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August 26, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week
From Broadway to Off Broadway to Off Off Broadway, with neighborhood theatre performances also in the mix, if it's happening on stage in New York you'll find it in City Guide's calendar. That includes dance, with contemporary performances at places like The Joyce Theater joined by classics like the New York City Ballet.

Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical - Every Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM - New World Stages
August 26, 2018 - New York

BRUNCH IN A GLASS! Looking for the quintessential New York brunch outing? You'll find it at New World Stages in DAY DRINKING, the latest edition of the smash-hit musical comedy shows about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more New York than combining Bellinis and Bloody Marys with an Off-Broadway show in the heart of Manhattan's world-famous Theatre District? "Get your brunch on!" -The Village Voice Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends. "A laugh-out-loud delight!" -The Mary Sue Your ticket includes a create-your-own Bloody Mary Bar, an authentic Irish Coffee, and a seasonal Bellini! DAY DRINKING is the perfect afternoon outing for bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and special events - group discounts are available at Telecharge Group Sales or call 800-432-7780. Please arrive 30 minutes before curtain to enjoy the... (read more)

Skintight - Roundabout Theatre
Through August 26, 2018 - New York

Roundabout reunites writer Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and director Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews) for Skintight, a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband's engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac (Idina Menzel) turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who's 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi's son. Who's also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what's on the inside.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through August 26, 2018 - New York

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: A chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is the new American musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. The New York Times calls it "a gorgeous new musical for anyone with a beating heart." And NBC Nightly News calls this bold new musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Waitress - Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Through August 26, 2018 - New York

Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, Waitress follows Jenna, a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending. She finds relief—and potentially that happy ending—by making creatively titled pies and forming a romance with an unlikely newcomer.

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through August 26, 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.

Torn Out Theater presents The (Naked) Rover - Prospect Park Music Pagoda
Through August 26, 2018 - Brooklyn

Torn Out Theater is back this summer with another naked play in Prospect Park! They are producing their first ever mixed-gender play, The Rover, by Aphra Behn, who was the English language's first professional female playwright. The Rover is a story of love, rebellion, and self-determination. During Carnival, the world turns upside down. Women become men, servants become masters, and pleasures deemed unattainable the rest of the year blossom in the streets. Against this chaotic backdrop, a chaste noblewoman, a fiery nun-to-be, a disgraced English colonel, a pirate, and a courtesan look for love — or something like it. Mistaken identities, ping-pong repartee, and reversals of fortune abound in this witty, infectious, and shockingly modern play. Torn Out's gender-bending production will make selective use of nudity to explore the play's themes of personal agency, true love, and the roles we play to get what we desire. General Admission seating for The Rover is free, but if you would like to reserve a chair, you can do so online at http://www.tornouttheater.org/chairs Performances are from August 16-26, Thursdays and Fridays at 5:30 and Saturdays and Sunday at 2:00.

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish DIRECTED BY JOEL GREY - Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through August 26, 2018 - New York

In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way– in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, z”l, adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. The little town of Anatevka will bustle with the sounds of mame-loshn in the U.S. premiere of Fiddler in Yiddish from July 4 through August 26, 2018, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Kinky Boots - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Through August 26, 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?

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish - Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through August 26, 2018 - New York

Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way– in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, z'l, adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don't miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. The little town of Anatevka will bustle with the sounds of mameloshn in the U.S. premiere of Fiddler in Yiddish.

Come From Away - Schoenfeld Theatre
Through August 26, 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.

Jersey Boys - New World Stages -Stage One
Through August 27, 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.

Broadway Buskers: Leslie Becker - Broadway Plaza, Times Square
August 28, 2018 - New York City

Leslie Becker is an award-winning Broadway actress and Billboard artist. She has appeared on Broadway and National Tours of Wicked, Amazing Grace, Bonnie and Clyde, Anything Goes, Cinderella, Nine and more. Leslie's debut single “Slow Burn” hit #4 on the AC Billboard/Hot AC chart, and the music video made it through two rounds for Grammy consideration for Best Music Video under the guidance of award-winning producer Joe Vulpis (Lady Gaga and more). Her full EP is due out in late Fall. Also a lyricist/librettist for musical theater, her musical A Proper Place (with composer Curtis Rhodes) had its World Premiere production on the Main Stage of The Village Theatre, and her current musical Fetching Water (with composer Michael Hunsaker) will have a private industry reading in October. As a vocalist, Leslie has performed at clubs throughout the city including W Hotel Times Square, Webster Hall, Lovecraft, Caffé Vivaldi, Sidewalk Café, Vanity NYC, The Duplex, The Wu Room, The Jimmy Fallon Show, Feinstein’s 54Below, and The Commodore in Nashville. Expect a versatile mix of country, pop, and her musical theater repertoire of original songs. www.LeslieBecker.com @thelesliebecker

It Came from Beyond - St Lukes Theatre Box Office
Through August 28, 2018 - New York

It Came From Beyond is a family friendly musical comedy described as Grease meets War of the Worlds with comic books, aliens, and 1950's dancing. It Came From Beyond takes place in a high school science classroom in 1959 and switches between two parallel stories. It centers on the nerdy, high school geek whose only chance to save the popular, beautiful girl that he loves, is to find the secret hidden in a new comic book called It Came From Beyond. In the parallel story, an astronomer seeks the same secret in order to stop an attack on Planet Earth from aliens from outer space. The show has licensed film clips from 1950s sci-fi movies such as Invaders From Mars, Brain From Planet Arous, Hideous Sun Demon, Devil Girl From Mars, The Flying Saucer, and Plan 9 From Outer Space. It Came From Beyond is a comedy with characters that you can root for, a plot that will take you in, and unforgettable songs destined to be standards that will have the audience singing as they leave the theatre. It is suitable for all audiences and has a positive message. One newspaper described the play as Grease meets War of the Worlds. Comic books, aliens, 1950's dancing, and its music couldn't be... (read more)

Israeli Folk Dance: Open Session — Wednesdays - 92Y
August 29, 2018 - Upper East Side

Open Session: Dancing for everyone! Open folk dancing with instruction of more advanced repertoire.

Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady - Lincoln Center Theater - Vivian Beaumont Theater
Through August 31, 2018 - New York

The most beloved musical of all time, Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY returns to Broadway in a lavish new production from Lincoln Center Theater, the theater that brought you the Tony-winning revivals of South Pacific and The King and I. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the stellar cast - led by Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Diana Rigg, Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica, Linda Mugleston and Manu Narayan - tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a "proper lady." But who is really being transformed? The classic score features "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "On the Street Where You Live." The original 1956 production won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and was hailed by The New York Times as "one of the best musicals of the century."

No Reason To Cry starring Judy Torres - Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Through August 31, 2018 - New York

NRTC Publicity Images: https://app.sugarsync.com/iris/wf/D3395301_08725617_965599 NRTC Sizzle: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bclrzyzfgns2li5/Judy%20Torres%20NRTC%20sizzle.mp4?dl=0 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Judy Torres’ Sells – Out Special Fan Only Previews of New Off-Broadway Performance, NO REASON TO CRY, Announces New Show at Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in Debut New York, NY – July 20th, 2018 – No Reason to Cry, an autobiographical musical about the life of Judy Torres, recording artist of thirty years and radio personality on New York’s WKTU (iHeart Radio), is set to make its Off-Broadway debut at the 186-seat Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre on West 47th Street. Special fan only previews on June 22 to 24 sold out in 45 minutes as did added dates in July. Due to the overwhelming response August dates are on sale now. No Reason to Cry’s run will begin in mid-August with an opening night TBD. Tickets for August 15th to 31st are on sale at Ticket Central: https://bit.ly/2tCL7tl. Now, a total of 30 shows have been announced with June fan only previews completely sold and the same for added shows in July. The public response has been so overwhelmingly positive to the pr... (read more)

No Reason To Cry starring Judy Torres - Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Through August 31, 2018 - New York

NRTC Publicity Images: https://app.sugarsync.com/iris/wf/D3395301_08725617_965599 NRTC Sizzle: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bclrzyzfgns2li5/Judy%20Torres%20NRTC%20sizzle.mp4?dl=0 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Judy Torres’ Sells – Out Special Fan Only Previews of New Off-Broadway Performance, NO REASON TO CRY, Announces New Show at Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in Debut New York, NY – July 20th, 2018 – No Reason to Cry, an autobiographical musical about the life of Judy Torres, recording artist of thirty years and radio personality on New York’s WKTU (iHeart Radio), is set to make its Off-Broadway debut at the 186-seat Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre on West 47th Street. Special fan only previews on June 22 to 24 sold out in 45 minutes as did added dates in July. Due to the overwhelming response August dates are on sale now. No Reason to Cry’s run will begin in mid-August with an opening night TBD. Tickets for August 15th to 31st are on sale at Ticket Central: https://bit.ly/2tCL7tl. Now, a total of 30 shows have been announced with June fan only previews completely sold and the same for added shows in July. The public response has been so overwhelmingly positive to the pr... (read more)

No Reason To Cry starring Judy Torres - Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Through August 31, 2018 - New York

NRTC Publicity Images: https://app.sugarsync.com/iris/wf/D3395301_08725617_965599 NRTC Sizzle: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bclrzyzfgns2li5/Judy%20Torres%20NRTC%20sizzle.mp4?dl=0 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Judy Torres’ Sells – Out Special Fan Only Previews of New Off-Broadway Performance, NO REASON TO CRY, Announces New Show at Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in Debut New York, NY – July 20th, 2018 – No Reason to Cry, an autobiographical musical about the life of Judy Torres, recording artist of thirty years and radio personality on New York’s WKTU (iHeart Radio), is set to make its Off-Broadway debut at the 186-seat Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre on West 47th Street. Special fan only previews on June 22 to 24 sold out in 45 minutes as did added dates in July. Due to the overwhelming response August dates are on sale now. No Reason to Cry’s run will begin in mid-August with an opening night TBD. Tickets for August 15th to 31st are on sale at Ticket Central: https://bit.ly/2tCL7tl. Now, a total of 30 shows have been announced with June fan only previews completely sold and the same for added shows in July. The public response has been so overwhelmingly positive to the pr... (read more)

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts Presents Inaugural Summer Season in New York’s Hudson Valley, Bridge Street Theatre, Hudson Hall - Club Helsinki Hudson, LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts
Through September 01, 2018 -

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts will present its inaugural Summer Season, which will take place from June 28 – September 1 in the Hudson Valley. The season will offer audiences a sneak peek at new works by a wide range of celebrated artists, including Urban Bush Women (June 28-July 1), Streb (July 6-8), Bridgman|Packer Dance (July 13-14), d. Sabela Grimes (July 27-29), Jodi Melnick (August 3-5), John Jasperse (August 17-19), Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez (August 24-26), and Savion Glover featuring Marcus Gilmore (September 1). The season represents the fullest realization to date of LUMBERYARD’s mission, to make transformative contributions both to the cultural landscape and economic health of Upstate New York, and to the field of contemporary performance in New York City and the U.S., by bringing renowned and emerging artists across the performing arts landscape to Catskill for out-of-town premieres.

Pinkalicious - St Lukes Theatre Box Office
Through September 01, 2018 - New York

The award-winning Vital Theatre Company presents its long-running hit Pinkalicious The Musical, now in it 11th Year running off-Broadway. The one-hour musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music, lyrics and orchestrations by John Gregor, is based on the best-selling children's book Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. The musical adaptation is directed by Teresa K. Pond based on the original direction of Suzu McConnell-Wood. In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through September 02, 2018 - New York

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: A chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is the new American musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. The New York Times calls it "a gorgeous new musical for anyone with a beating heart." And NBC Nightly News calls this bold new musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through September 02, 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.

She Doth Persist Presents Cymbeline by William Shakespeare - Summit Rock, Central Park
Through September 02, 2018 - New York

Barefoot Shakespeare Company and Occupy Verona are teaming up for “She Doth Persist,” a season celebrating feminism and activism. The final show of the season is Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. All performances will be held at Summit Rock in Central Park and admission is free. She Doth Persist is taking a contemporary take on Cymbeline. It is 2018 and our country is in crisis: alienated, insular, and divided. In an attempt to preserve tradition, Cymbeline, pressured by his self-serving wife, arranges for his daughter and heir, Imogen, to be married off to a privileged, arrogant example of male toxicity. Her refusal and subsequent foray into the forest in disguise begins a journey fraught with danger, power, and jealousy. Will she persist? The show is directed by Barefoot President, Emily Gallagher. “We wanted to get uncomfortable this season and explore division and reconciliation,” says Gallagher. “How do two opposing sides come together and learn to live amicably? Is that even possible? The themes in this play regarding those who are ‘othered,’ men who think of women as objects, and displaced children all resonate with our current cultural climate and begged to be explored. As is typ... (read more)

Come From Away - Schoenfeld Theatre
Through September 02, 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.

Frankenstein (Musical) - St Lukes Theatre Box Office
Through September 03, 2018 - New York

FRANKENSTEIN FRANKENSTEIN, is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship. (Music, book & lyrics by Eric B. Sirota, Directed by Clint Hromsco) Published in 1818, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is in its bicentennial year, and this musical honors its source material. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end human mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, Victor grants none to his creation.

APES AT PLAY - Theater for the New City
Through September 03, 2018 - New York

Receiving its World Premiere as part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival, APES AT PLAY centers on a seasoned assassin who is hired to wipe out an obscure fringe playwright. Yet as she moves closer to the kill, she uncovers an inexplicable link between herself and the target. Part detective story, part meta-noir, this Kafkaesque comedy takes us on a topsy-turvy quest that explores everything from black holes to criminal clowns.

Sleep F$@cking: Revision - Theater for the New City
Through September 04, 2018 - New York

Part of the 8th annual Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, Sleep F$@cking: Revision is an exploration of the physical experience of writing an revising a work, "Sleep F$@cking: Revision delves into a troubled writer’s mind. Wine-addled and in a mire of insomnia, he begins to lose sight of what is real and what is the novel. The world of the play and novel overlap and become one, as John physically enters his book and the stage is overtaken by both realities, making both him and the audience question their interpretation of events.

Little Rock - The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through September 08, 2018 - New York

HISTORY CALLED IT HEROISM. THEY CALLED IT HIGH SCHOOL. LITTLE ROCK tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city's formerly segregated central high school. What began as their quest for a better education soon became a national crisis, igniting the passions of a divided country and sparking a historic fight for justice in the Jim Crow south. On the cusp of the Civil Rights movement, a changing world watched as these nine children from Arkansas battled for their rights with only a book and pencil. At once harrowing and hopeful, LITTLE ROCK brings urgently to life the Nine's untold personal stories of challenge and resilience, conjuring memories of America not so long ago. From writer and director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, this deeply moving play honors the bravery of these young heroes and asks audiences: Would you have had the courage?

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park
Through September 13, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Thursday from May 24 through in September 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Yoga at Pier 46 in partnership with Shape Up NYC! Enhance your yoga practice with skilled instructors and a rejuvenating river view. Bring your own mat!

Moving Bodies - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2018 - NY

Love and science - can a woman have both? Lorraine Liscio's provocative new play, Moving Bodies, directed by Myriam Cyr, centers around 18th century scientist Emilie, the Marquise du Chatelet, also remembered as the lover of Voltaire, and how she fought for love and science and why, as a woman, she was never allowed to have both. The cast features Lee Mikeska Gardner as Emilie du Chatelet and Saxon Palmer as Voltaire. Composer/pianist will perform live his original music as well as Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart.

Moving Bodies - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2018 - NY

Love and science - can a woman have both? Lorraine Liscio's provocative new play, Moving Bodies, directed by Myriam Cyr, centgers around 18th century scientist Emilie, the Marquise du Chatelet, also remembered as the lover of Voltaire, and how she fought for love and science and why, as a woman, she was never allowed to have both. Lee Mikeska Gardner appears as Emilie du Chatelet, and Saxon Palmer is Voltaire. On Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival.

Breaking Boundaries With Queer Tango - Arts On Site NYC, Inc.
Through September 25, 2018 - New York

This is a wonderful opportunity to break the conventional boundaries of Argentine Tango dance, and present alternative forms of choreographic expressions outside of its hyper-heteronormative form. Open to ALL – regardless of age, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity – including and especially those with no experience in Tango. We highly encourage everyone to attend all sessions regardless of experience, however, you are not required to attend the entire series in order to participate. We do require an advance notice if you know that you will be missing more than 3 classes.

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN - 59E59 Theaters
Through October 28, 2018 - new york

Award-winning actor and piano virtuoso Hershey Felder in his wildly acclaimed one-man show, HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). The production, featuring music and lyrics by the great American songwriter Irving Berlin, book by Hershey Felder and directed by longtime Felder collaborator Trevor Hay, will play from August 24 through October 28, 2018, with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, September 5. Felder returns to 59E59 Theaters, where he recently played a sold out engagement of MAESTRO (Leonard Bernstein) and adapted, directed and designed the sold out THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE. http://www.59e59.org/moreinfo.php?showid=309 Tickets $25-$70 (59E59 Members $25-$49) can be purchased online at www.59e59.org, by phone by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (12:00-8:00 PM daily), or in person at the 59E59 Theaters box office, from Noon-6:00 PM. HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN is featured as a part of the 59E59 Theaters subscription series. 59E59 Theaters is located at 59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues Tue - Fri at 7:00 Sat at 2:00 & 7:00 Sun at 2:00 & 7:00

The Book of Mormon - Landmark Theatre
Through May 12, 2019 - Syracuse

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language. Run Time: 2 hours and 24 mins including 18 min intermission Audience: Contains explicit language

Haruki Murakami's Sleep - BAM Fisher
Through December 02, 2020 - Fort Greene

THEATER Adapted by Naomi Iizuka Directed and devised by Rachel Dickstein and Ripe Time Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival "This is my 17th straight day without sleep." A Japanese housewife's mundane existence of chores and grocery shopping explodes when a haunting dream leads her to cast sleep aside, releasing her into a world of danger and the thrill of the unknown. Based on the 1994 short story by the beloved Japanese author Haruki Murakami (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), this hypnotic physical theater piece by Brooklyn-based, Obie Award-winning company Ripe Time follows one woman beyond the bounds of society. Led by a powerhouse female creative team—including director Rachel Dickstein and playwright Naomi Iizuka—and featuring an original score performed live by NewBorn Trio, this playful and eerie journey takes audiences through a wakeful realm where bodies float, ghosts lurk, and daylight rules no longer apply.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through December 31, 2020 -

DEAR EVAN HANSEN MUSICAL PRODUCTION REVIEW Dear Evan Hansen has surpassed Josh Groban as Broadway’s biggest new hit. With $1.1 million in its pockets, this musical is creating a huge buzz that is drawing ardent fans across the board. Its average ticket price of $141 remains one of the highest box office rates in its niche. This amazing hit was originally in book form and the creativity of Steven Levenson led to its seamless transition to a wave-making high school musical. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote the musicals for Dear Evan Hansen. It is on track to be one of the most successful pieces of musical theater ever to originate in Washington. The plot is centered on the peculiar problem of communicating in a time where technology has made it easier to reach out to people. Evan Hansen is a friendless high school student who achieves Internet fame due to a misunderstanding he perpetuates in regards to his supposed closeness to another troubled classmate who committed suicide. The twists in the story line help to accentuate the challenges that the younger generation face in today’s world. The gripping effects of the story and the raw show of emotions make this story one of the ... (read more)

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