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February 17, 2019 - 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.

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown - 10 Shows - Cohoes Music Hall
February 17, 2019 - Cohoes

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and all the Peanuts you love come to life in this delightful series of songs and vignettes. It's perfect theatre fun for the whole family!

Lessons With Lola - The PIT
February 17, 2019 - New York

Lessons With Lola tells the story of Lily, a grandmother with Dementia living in her daughter's home and documents a little bit of what families encounter on a daily basis with a loved one who has the disease. Combined with a little bit of Filipino family-style love and advice, an evening with Lola is just what everybody needs. Lessons With Lola is written, produced, and performed by Ashley Rapuano. Direction and dramaturgy by Kerry Ipema.

Deepbeats: Deep House Yoga - House of Yes
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

DeepBeats DJ George Faya and a guest instructor lead you through an hour of DeepBeats' Vinyasa Flow accompanied by your personal soundtrack of atmospheric deep house grooves. Free refreshments courtesy of our healthy snack partners.

Blunderland Variety Show - House of Yes
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

A delectable evening of variety with all the whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, served HOT and ready to dazzle you! Leave all expectations at the door and come be titillated. Drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes, BLUNDERLAND is a trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises you won't soon forget. This show is hand picked, juicy, and super fresh for your viewing pleasure. This is not a show for the meek and we serve nothing mild on this stage. Please come prepared for anything!

Spamalot - Tilles Center's Concert Hall
February 17, 2019 - Greenvale

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot, begins its search for the Holy Grail in the fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up SPAMALOT!

Spamalot - Tilles Center's Concert Hall
February 17, 2019 - Greenvale

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot, begins its search for the Holy Grail in the fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up SPAMALOT!

Swimming in Mud - West Bank Cafe
February 17, 2019 - New York

Arthur is on a depressing bike ride, carrying a (metaphorical) back pack filled with anger, frustrations, and more toward the GWB. Pausing at the center of the bridge he is desperate to unload his back pack. During the unloading he travels back in time, hangs in the present, and moves toward his future. He plays his dad, siblings and others during various times of his life.

Chris Ferris & Dancers: Unquantifiable - Roulette
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

UNQUANTIFIABLE is 10 performers expressing the me, them and other. The personal satisfaction of one's own voice divides, only to form a full melody in the net of time and space. As one observes, the unconnected things begin to connect. The connections are by coincidence and become intentional as the phrases of movement and music catch on one another reveling in the harmony. The dancers can hide in plain sight, take an unswerving strong path, crisscross in confusion, and meld in amoeba form. Musicians will move throughout the space using wireless pickups to play an "electro-acoustic score" mixed and created by Loren Dempster. Choreography: Chris Ferris Music Director/Composer: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (cello, computer) Musicians: Jon Hanrahan (Piano, Melodica), Gabriel Peterson (Saxophone), and Kyle Stalsberg (Viola, Electric Violin) Dancers: Meghan Connolly, Anastasia Ellis, Victoria Ellis, Vanessa Ferranti, Bethany Logan, and Diane Skerbec.

Sally•can't•dance - Tribute To 'Sticky Fingers' - The Bowery Electric
February 17, 2019 - New York

Sally•can't•dance - Tribute To "Sticky Fingers"

Gala Galactica - House of Yes
Through February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

We're here from the future to give you everything you could ever hope for. This is your invitation to utopia, your evening of intergalactic art, celestial elegance and deep space dancefloor exploration.

34th Annual New York Sword Dance Festival - Various
Through February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

The 34th Annual New York Sword Dance Festival offers a weekend of free family-friendly performances of an ancient English folk tradition interpreted for a new generation. With 10 troupes converging on the city, it will delight viewers with acrobatic rapper sword dancing and mystical longsword dancing, all done to live music. Visit halfmoonsword.org for full festival schedule, featuring performances at libraries and other public spaces in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

"Betty and the Belrays" - Theater for the New City
Through February 17, 2019 - NEW YORK CITY

Girl groups are now an iconic part of the history of the recording industry in America. In a brief, shining period between the payola scandal and the British invasion, American girl groups swamped the charts with songs that are now classic: mostly sweet harmonies on sentimental themes, with classic melody constructions and simplistic love lyrics. Partially because of the concern that America's teens would like the songs better if they didn't know the singers' color, many girl groups were anonymous except for their recordings. Almost all of them were black, but that was not known to many fans at the time. "Betty & The Belrays" asks, "what would have happened if a white girl group had actually tried to recapitulate the careers of these black groups?" If you love the songs of The Chiffons, The Crystals, The Shirelles and The Ronettes, you'll find heaven in this production, whose music recaptures the innovation and fresh, optimistic buoyancy that ruled the AM airwaves in the Kennedy era. The playwright calls attention to the importance of black music in our culture by honoring the imitation that was its sincerest form of flattery. He also shows off the risks that white perform... (read more)

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story - John W Engeman Theater
Through February 17, 2019 - Northport,

Buddy tells the true story of Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when "That'll Be The Day" hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including "That'll Be The Day," "Peggy Sue," "Everyday," "Oh Boy," "Not Fade Away," "Rave On" and "Raining In My Heart," plus Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace." Seen by over 22 million people around the world, Buddy will have you on your feet and "send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high" (The Boston Globe).

Seussical the Musical - John W Engeman Theater
Through February 17, 2019 - Northport,

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Join all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters on a musical adventure from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Narrated by the Cat in the Hat, SEUSSICAL tells the story of Horton, a lovable elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the entire world of the Whos. This fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza is sure to delight the whole family!

"The Artivist, the Bayard Rustin Story" - East Village Playhouse
Through February 17, 2019 - New York

The East Village Playhouse, home of the CityKids Foundation, honors Black History Month with a production of “The Artivist, The Bayard Rustin Story,” a solo show that tells the story of the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin through his speeches, songs, monologues, documentary footage, and letters. The play opens January 24th and runs through February 17th, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm.

Guest event: Musical Mondays: Live - The Slipper Room
February 18, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Ben Franklin, Joshua Dean, Ula Uberbusen After the smashing success of their opening night, producers Ben Franklin, Joshua Dean and Ula Uberbusen bring back MUSICAL MONDAYS: LIVE! as a monthly show at The Slipper Room. Sing along with them and their rotating cast of all-star guest performers every third Monday of each month. MUSICAL MONDAYS: LIVE brings all the theatrical joys of Time Square to the Lower East Side. Monday nights have always been the perfect excuse to gather your crew, down a few drinks, and belt your lungs out to video-taped recordings of some of the Great White Way's most famous performances. And now, this beloved New York institution is going to the next level! MUSICAL MONDAYS: LIVE! combines all of the classic fun of the original, but intersperses live circus and burlesque acts all focused in the Musical Theatre vein throughout the evening. Feel free to "screlt" along to your favorite MUSICAL MONDAYS videos while gazing at the scintillating, hilarious and ridiculous live performances by some of the best in NYC Burlesque! Musical Mondays: Live! Continues on the 3rd Monday of every month at the Slipper Room. Videos start at 7pm and ... (read more)

Blunderland Variety Show - House of Yes
February 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

A delectable evening of variety with all the whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, served HOT and ready to dazzle you! Leave all expectations at the door and come be titillated. Drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes, BLUNDERLAND is a trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises you won't soon forget. This show is hand picked, juicy, and super fresh for your viewing pleasure. This is not a show for the meek and we serve nothing mild on this stage. Please come prepared for anything!

Immigrants: We Are Them. They Are Us. - The Tank
February 18, 2019 - New York

For two nights only, Broadway and TV/film actors will join together on the stage at The Tank for a thought-provoking and timely live and interactive theatrical performance inspired by Film Lab's national "Immigrants: We Are Them. They Are Us" (IWATTAU) Project. Written by Emmy-nominee Cheryl Davis and directed by Melissa Skirball, IWATTAU takes a hard look at immigration issues and invites the audience to ponder, dialogue and create constructive solutions to real problems. Performances will feature stage and screen veterans Erin Quill (Broadway: Avenue Q, Dave), Jennifer Betit Yen (Creator, IWATTAU Project; Royal Pains, Search Party), Ariel Estrada (Blue Bloods, Bull), and Robert McKay (Oceans 8, The Post), with Nicky Khor, and Film Lab actors Georges Bridges and Mami Kimura. Each performance will be followed by a talkback with New York City immigration officials and the cast and crew, moderated by CBS-Interactive's Livia Areas.

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the February Panel Solo Success: Telling It, Selling It, Booking It - Polaris North
February 19, 2019 - New York

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the February Panel, Solo Success: Telling It, Selling It, Booking It on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm) at Polaris North, 245 W. 29th Street, 4th floor, NYC, 10001. This panel is free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/solo-success/ or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com. Panel to feature Valerie David, solo artist, self-producer (The Pink Hulk); Aizzah Fatima, solo artist, self-producer (Dirty Paki Lingerie); Ingrid Griffith, writer, performer and self-producer (Demerara Gold); Kurt Johns, writer (Hello Kitty Must Die), director (Churchill, The Unfortunates), co-founder SoloChicago Theatre Company; Jessica Sherr, solo artist, self-producer (Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies); others tba. Though creating and performing a solo show is one of the most rewarding experiences for an actor, it does present unique challenges for both creator and audience. Often it is written and performed by the same person (though there are many examples of writer-actor collaborations). And in spite of the dream of having someone t... (read more)

Lincoln Center Tours - Lincoln Center
February 19, 2019 - New York

Join one of our expert guides for an unparalleled insider's experience at the world's leading performing arts center, home to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and more.

Mixology Festival 2019: Shelley Hirsch & The Mercurius Wagon // Crystal Penalosa: Sources of Power - Roulette
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

The singularly exceptional composer/singer/storyteller Shelley Hirsch performs with Horst Rickels' curiously magical instrument constructed from cannibalized organ pipes, toilet plungers, and bicycle pumps, alongside some new and surprising creations. The Mercurius Wagon, built for Hirsch 30 years ago and restored specially for this event, is one of Rickels's signature works, alongside a lifetime of sound installations, acoustic architecture, and music for film. Two unpredictable and uncompromising artists that always inspire through joy, tears, and wonder. Utilizing electronics, voice, and movement, Crystal Penalosa's new piece Sources of Power explores the vulnerability, power, and potential for safety that voice work can present for people who are transgender. The performance blends traditional voice– expanding conduits such as vocal training, breath work, and speech therapy–with non-traditional technological methods such as pitch shifting, frequency shifting, and wavetable synthesis. Sources of Power explores authenticity in developing a new voice.

Immigrants: We Are Them. They Are Us. - The Tank
February 19, 2019 - New York

For two nights only, Broadway and TV/film actors will join together on the stage at The Tank for a thought-provoking and timely live and interactive theatrical performance inspired by Film Lab's national "Immigrants: We Are Them. They Are Us" (IWATTAU) Project. Written by Emmy-nominee Cheryl Davis and directed by Melissa Skirball, IWATTAU takes a hard look at immigration issues and invites the audience to ponder, dialogue and create constructive solutions to real problems. Performances will feature stage and screen veterans Erin Quill (Broadway: Avenue Q, Dave), Jennifer Betit Yen (Creator, IWATTAU Project; Royal Pains, Search Party), Ariel Estrada (Blue Bloods, Bull), and Robert McKay (Oceans 8, The Post), with Nicky Khor, and Film Lab actors Georges Bridges and Mami Kimura. Each performance will be followed by a talkback with New York City immigration officials and the cast and crew, moderated by CBS-Interactive's Livia Areas.

Immigrants: We Are Them. They Are Us. - The Tank
Through February 19, 2019 - New York

For two nights only, Broadway and TV/film actors will join together on the stage at The Tank for a thought-provoking and timely live and interactive theatrical performance inspired by Film Lab's national "Immigrants: We Are Them. They Are Us" (IWATTAU) Project. Written by Emmy-nominee Cheryl Davis and directed by Melissa Skirball, IWATTAU takes a hard look at immigration issues and invites the audience to ponder, dialogue and create constructive solutions to real problems. Performances will feature stage and screen veterans Erin Quill (Broadway: Avenue Q, Flower Drum Song), Jennifer Betit Yen (Creator, IWATTAU Project; Royal Pains, Search Party), Ariel Estrada (Blue Bloods, Bull), and Robert McKay (Oceans 8, The Post), with Nicky Khor, and Film Lab actors Georges Bridges and Mami Kimura. Each performance will be followed by a talkback with New York City immigration officials and the cast and crew, moderated by CBS-Interactive's Livia Areas

Westchester Wednesday Dance with Ballet des Amériques - Tarrytown Music Hall
February 20, 2019 - Tarrytown

Presented by Ballet des Ameriques French-American choreographer Carole Alexis and her Ballet des Amériques dance company bring a rich and sprawling repertoire to the Tarrytown Music Hall in a new series called Westchester Wednesday Dance. These weekday evenings of dance offer audiences a break in the workday routine and a chance to witness the original work of the Music Hall's company in residence. Treat yourself to a Wednesday night of vibrant culture! A student of Maurice Béjart, Alexis' choreography is rooted in classical ballet training and tradition while drawing on influences as disparate as children's games, island rituals, natural phenomena, and modern urban life. Her dances entice and charm the viewer with elements of humor, psychological insight and surprise. Her company's extensive and eclectic repertoire bears her distinctive signature and vision, reinvigorating "ballet" for new audiences and dance connoisseurs alike. For this first performance of the series, Ballet des Amériques will present evolved versions of Lentil Soup, Macouba and Nos ici et d'ailleurs.

Dane Cook - The Paramount
February 20, 2019 - Huntington

Dane Cook announced the Tell It Like It tour, his first full scale tour since 2013. Cook will visit major cities across the U.S. on the run, kicking things off February 21 at the Paramount in Huntington, NY. The Live Nation presale for the Tell It Like It Is tour begins this Wednesday, December 12 at 10am local time, followed by the general public on sale on Friday, December 14. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com.

Performance Philosophy Reading Group - CPR - Center for Performance Research
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Performance Philosophy Reading Group CPR — Center for Performance Research This monthly reading group series, in conjunction with the international research network, Performance Philosophy (PP), will be co-hosted by select CPR Artists-In-Residence. We will read exhilarating and thought-provoking texts from PP’s publications as a springboard into generative discussion and thought-experimentation. In this series of reading groups, we will engage with texts in whatever way seems most productive. Performance Philosophy (PP) is a relatively new field of exploration that seeks to rethink what precisely thinking is. To do this, the members of PP draw from methodologies in philosophy, performance studies, theatre studies, dance, music, the visual arts, practice-as-research, and other cognate disciplines to play around with, deconstruct, and rearrange the centuries-old hierarchy of academic thought. All are welcome! Free admission.

Tap (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
February 20, 2019 - NY

We offer a blend of styles in our tap classes, ranging from the classic Broadway Tap moves of 42nd Street and Fred Astaire movies to the freestyle Rhythm Tap made popular by Savion Glover! Learn the basics and get your body moving in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Spend six weeks learning basic tap vocabulary, class etiquette and proper warm-up techniques. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Ailey Extension’s Doun Doun Dance Workshop - The Joan Weill Center for Dance
February 20, 2019 - New York

This Ailey Extension workshop will teach the significance of the doun doun drum in relation to the culture of West African music and dance. The doun doun drum in West African music is the foundation of the rhythm and the heart of the music. The sound and the rhythm of the doun doun drum is the foundation of most African drumming. The class will teach the students how to dance and play the doun doun drum simultaneously creating a powerful connection of West African movement and sound. This is a class where the student connects and communicates deeply with the drum expressing the heart of West African dance, movement, and rhythm.

Lessons With Lola - The PIT
February 21, 2019 - New York

Lessons With Lola tells the story of Lily, a grandmother with Dementia living in her daughter's home and documents a little bit of what families encounter on a daily basis with a loved one who has the disease. Combined with a little bit of Filipino family-style love and advice, an evening with Lola is just what everybody needs. Lessons With Lola is written, produced, and performed by Ashley Rapuano. Direction and dramaturgy by Kerry Ipema.

Dane Cook - The Paramount
February 21, 2019 - Huntington

Dane Cook announced the Tell It Like It tour, his first full scale tour since 2013. Cook will visit major cities across the U.S. on the run, kicking things off February 21 at the Paramount in Huntington, NY. The Live Nation presale for the Tell It Like It Is tour begins this Wednesday, December 12 at 10am local time, followed by the general public on sale on Friday, December 14. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com.

Broadway Sessions - West Bank Cafe
February 21, 2019 - New York

Two Thursdays a month, 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.

Lawyers And Gun Money - The PIT
February 21, 2019 - New York

Lawyers guns and money is a famous Warren zevon song. It's a show where comics and performers have the freedom and are encouraged to do their most scandalous and rebellious material. Idea is for the performers feel uninhibited and for them and the crowd to get. And we are going to have Henry DJing in between bits as I do some musical improv to introduce the next performer

JCAL Presents BLACK HISTORY MONTH- Omar Edwards - Jamaica Art Center (JAC)
February 21, 2019 - Jamaica

Omar Edwards, It’s a Jam! The History of Tap Dance America Thursday, February 21st, 7 pm - 9:00 pm @Jamaica Art Center (JAC) 161-04 Jamaica Avenue General Admission: $15 (kids and seniors $10) Free - If you’re gonna Jam! Spend the evening with legendary tap artist and rhythm master Omar Edwards as he gives us a live musical tap experience of Tap Dance America a Black History Month celebration. He will be joined by musicians and special guests. You’re invited to Participate! - learn new steps & old and bring your own specialty too. Come to Jam. Bring your instrument - shoes, voice, music...this is a percussive thing, so Bring It! Let’s Make Some Noise!

The Development Lab - Made in NY Media Center
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Freelancers Hub, in partnership with Broad Views on Broadway and The Black TV & Film Collective, present an evening of new works by Black/African American/Latinx theatre writers, poets, and composers. From 6pm - 9pm, we'll feature 20-minute presentations of new work from four artists of color, followed by an hour of facilitated feedback Join us for networking, music, poetry and so much more!

The Development Lab - Made in NY Media Center
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Freelancers Hub, in partnership with Broad Views on Broadway and The Black TV & Film Collective, present an evening of new works by Black/African American/Latinx theatre writers, poets, and composers. From 6pm - 9pm, we'll feature 20-minute presentations of new work from four artists of color, followed by an hour of facilitated feedback Join us for networking, music, poetry and so much more!

JCAL Black History Month Presents: Fanike Dance Troupe Dancing! Drumming! Celebrating Culture & History - Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC)
February 23, 2019 - Jamaica

Directed by Patricia Ghizamboule Robinson, the Fanike African Dance Troupe will perform with their signature libation, drumming and dance performance honoring the ancestors of the African Diaspora.

The Slipper Room Midnight Show (12am & 1am sets) - The Slipper Room
February 23, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Boo Bess, Ben Franklin, Joshua Dean, Nina LaVoix, Jenny C'est Quoi

Double Standards - West Bank Cafe
February 23, 2019 - New York

An Extraordinary Night of Contemporary Broadway featuring John Carden, Tony Oakley, and Michael Ferreri

Tap (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
February 23, 2019 - NY

We offer a blend of styles in our tap classes, ranging from the classic Broadway Tap moves of 42nd Street and Fred Astaire movies to the freestyle Rhythm Tap made popular by Savion Glover! Learn the basics and get your body moving in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Spend six weeks learning basic tap vocabulary, class etiquette and proper warm-up techniques. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Pirate Pete's Parrot - The Secret Theatre
February 23, 2019 - Long Island City

Pirate Pete is a lovable rogue on a mission: to find his beloved runaway parrot Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed), to find his buried treasure, and to pay the rent to Baron Big-Butt. Says writer and star Richard Mazda, "The show is so much fun to do. One of my favorite things is seeing the parents enjoy it as much as the kids." Indeed, children and adults will find a lot to love in this quirky production filled with memorable characters! Directed by Terrance O'Lear. Audience interaction. Photo opportunity after the performance with the actors. Feel free to dress up in costume!

Double Standards - Laurie Beechman Theater
February 23, 2019 - New York

An Extraordinary Night of Contemporary Broadway featuring John Carden, Tony Oakley, and Michael Ferreri

Disney's Dcapella - Theatre at Westbury
February 23, 2019 - Westbury

DCappella, Disney Music Group's new a cappella group featuring 7 world class vocalists, will embark on its first North American tour in January 2019. Created by Disney and contemporary a cappella legend Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing Off and much more), the tour will appeal to fans of both Disney and a cappella with their modern a cappella versions of Disney hits. With Antonio Fernandez, Joe Santoni, Morgan Keene, Orlando Dixon, RJ Woessner, Shelley Regner (seen in Pitch Perfect movies), and Sojourner Brown.

BalletNext presents BalletNext 2019 Season in Partnership with The University of Utah School of Dance - New York Live Arts
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

BalletNext presents BalletNext 2019 Season in Partnership with The University of Utah School of Dance at New York Live Arts February 19-23, 2019 BalletNext presents BalletNext 2019 Season in partnership with the University of Utah School of Dance at New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC from February 19-23, 2019. Performances: Tue-Sat at 7:30pm and Sat at 2pm. Tickets are $25 (20% discount to Live Arts members; $10 for students), and can be purchased at www.balletnext.com. Be prepared for a blast of fresh air when Michele Wiles' BalletNext returns to New York Live Arts, February 19-23. Look out for the debut of a crop of new dancers hand-picked from the University of Utah's ballet program, at which Wiles is currently a Visiting Professor. These stars-in-the-making will join Wiles, principal guest artists Amar Ramasar and others to perform two new ballets by Wiles and two ballets choreographed for BalletNext by Mauro Bigonzetti. All works are set to live music with a world premiere commissioned score by Wiles' ongoing collaborator, master jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell, and University of Utah's internationally acclaimed concert pianist Dr. Vedrana Subotic.  Featured per... (read more)

Lincoln Center Tours - Lincoln Center
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

Join one of our expert guides for an unparalleled insider's experience at the world's leading performing arts center, home to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and more.

Intersections: Celebrating 20 Years of Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company - 92nd Street Y
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

Intersections, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company’s 20th Anniversary New York season and newest dance, marks a continuum of two decades of innovative dance production without pause. The Company is known for its playful virtuosity, accessibility and charisma. “A troupe I’d follow anywhere” (The Village Voice), a “troupe of fabulous dancers” (Backstage) that “can’t help but smile” (The New Yorker). “The dancers are flawless and picture perfect too” (Show Business). The celebratory season brings back favorite dancers and dances. With a trademark blend of humor, musicality and inventiveness, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company provokes and entertains. This milestone season celebrates twenty years of superlative dance performed by a diverse cast of exemplary longtime Company dancers including Stacy Martorana, Christian von Howard, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Derek Crescenti, Oren Barnoy, Vanessa Martinez de Banos, Lauren Kravitz, and the dancer who’s been with the Company the longest, Daniel Gwirtzman. Sifting through twenty years of repertory Daniel, the Company’s choreographer, has culled classic dances and crafted these alongside a premiere, Intersections, into a program-length dance in the s... (read more)

Intersections: Celebrating 20 Years of Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company - 92nd Street Y
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

Intersections, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company’s 20th Anniversary New York season and newest dance, marks a continuum of two decades of innovative dance production without pause. The Company is known for its playful virtuosity, accessibility and charisma. “A troupe I’d follow anywhere” (The Village Voice), a “troupe of fabulous dancers” (Backstage) that “can’t help but smile” (The New Yorker). “The dancers are flawless and picture perfect too” (Show Business). The celebratory season brings back favorite dancers and dances. With a trademark blend of humor, musicality and inventiveness, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company provokes and entertains. This milestone season celebrates twenty years of superlative dance performed by a diverse cast of exemplary longtime Company dancers including Stacy Martorana, Christian von Howard, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Derek Crescenti, Oren Barnoy, Vanessa Martinez de Banos, Lauren Kravitz, and the dancer who’s been with the Company the longest, Daniel Gwirtzman. Sifting through twenty years of repertory Daniel, the Company’s choreographer, has culled classic dances and crafted these alongside a premiere, Intersections, into a program-length dance in the s... (read more)

City College Center for the Arts presents Zullo/RawMovement in the World Premiere of Liable to Change - City College Center for the Arts, Aaron Davis Hall
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

City College Center for the Arts presents Zullo/RawMovement in the World Premiere of Liable to Change February 22-23, 2019 Zullo/RawMovement presents Liable to Change on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30pm, and Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2pm and 7pm at City College Center for the Arts, Aaron Davis Hall, 115 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10027. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://citycollegecenterforthearts.org. Liable to Change utilizes movement, architecture, sound, light and interactive technologies and filters it all through the Cynefin Framework to inform the piece by delving into states of simplicity, complicatedness, complexity, chaos, and disorder. Investigating systems of order and logic exemplified in the writings of DaVinci, Kepler, and Plato and the concept of "the golden mean" as well as the Fibonacci sequence are presented within the movement, architecture, and visual elements of the work illustrating the dichotomy of chaos and logic.  Zullo/RawMovement creates performance experiences using movement, architecture, sound, light and new media to create whole environments exploring concepts drawn from the cultural landscape intended to ask ques... (read more)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts - Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Fort Lee and New York -National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to support the creation of the Company's production Celebrating the Year of the Pig. Challenge America grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations-those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. "The arts enhance our communities and our lives, and we look forward to seeing these projects take place throughout the country, giving Americans opportunities to learn, to create, to heal, and to celebrate," said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.   The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is proud to be one of the few Asian American Dance Company to receive NEA support.  The Company is a leading producer of innovative, engaging cultural exper... (read more)

Guest event: Fireside Mystery Theatre - The Slipper Room
February 24, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Join host Ali Silva and company for an evening of dark entertainment: strange and thrilling original dramas, along with live music and comic sketches performed in the style of old-time radio broadcasts.

The Slipper Room Show: Slippery Sundays Burlesque - The Slipper Room
February 24, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Slide on into this sexy, freewheeling romp and still be home in time to get your beauty sleep.

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS - Schimmel Center
February 24, 2019 - New York

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4pm Schimmel Center at Pace University presents New Shanghai Circus on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at www.schimmelcenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street in Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission. "Feats of circus art that reach breathtaking heights of skill." - The New York Times New Shanghai Circus features astonishing athletes while executing breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. If it's humanly possible - and even if it seems as if it's not - these acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair. "The New Shanghai Circus has a neat trick of cutting the music during its most astonishing feats, so that the soundtrack becomes the "oohs," "ahs" and "Oh, my Gods!" from the stunned audience."  - The New York Times New Shanghai Circus is c... (read more)

Lincoln Center Tours - Lincoln Center
February 24, 2019 - New York

Join one of our expert guides for an unparalleled insider's experience at the world's leading performing arts center, home to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and more.

Why Is This Happening' W. Chris Hayes and Stacey Abrams - Gramercy Theatre
February 24, 2019 - New York

On Sunday, February 24th, Emmy-winning MSNBC host Chris Hayes will bring his hit podcast "Why Is This Happening?" to the Gramercy Theatre in NYC, with special guest Stacey Abrams, to talk in front of a live audience. Former Georgia House Minority Leader, Stacey Abrams, was Georgia's 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee. The first Black woman to be the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in any state, she won more votes than any other Democrat in Georgia history. She was catapulted into the national spotlight during the election and will now sit down with Hayes for an in-depth conversation about the historic race, her practice in building multi-racial political coalitions in the Deep South, and her general thoughts on this unique and historic moment in politics. Just a few blocks from Madison Square Park, Gramercy Theatre's intimate live experience remains unmatched by any other Manhattan venue. Get up close and personal with the performers in the general admission section, or enjoy a full view of the unforgettable environment in our authentic theatre seating. Grab a cold drink from one of the many bars located in the venue, including the downstairs lounge.

You Bred Raptors The Furies Reignlief Taylor Bradshaw - The Bowery Electric
February 24, 2019 - New York

This Event Is 21 And Over

Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through February 24, 2019 - 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 Laura Benanti, Harry Hadden-Paton, Danny Burstein, Rosemary Harris, Allan Corduner, Christian Dante White, Linda Mugleston and Clarke Thorell - 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."

A Simple Space - The New Victory Theater
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

The seven audacious Aussie acrobats of Gravity & Other Myths like to keep things simple. Who needs circus rigging, sparkly costumes or even shoes when you've got each other? Balancing, climbing and swinging on one another's heads, hands and shoulders, this talented, tight-knit troupe and their dynamic drummer saturate their stripped-down spectacle with high-energy athleticism. A Simple Space is a down-to-earth and downright delightful display of human strength, breathtaking skill and cheeky, good-natured one-upmanship. A Simple Space has a running time of 60 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for audiences ages 6 and up.

The Mortality Machine - Wildrence
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

Sinking Ship Creations in association with Acronym Presents and Wildrence will present the World Premiere of The Mortality Machine, an immersive theatrical experience created by Ryan Hart, Tommy Honton, and Lara Marcin, at Wildrence (59 Canal Street between Allen and Orchard, New York, NY 10002), January 10-February 3. Performances will be Tuesday through Sunday at 7pm (dark Mondays). Tickets ($125) are available for advance purchase at www.themortalitymachine.com or by calling 917-336-9236. Discounts for students, military, and seniors are available via the Sinking Ship Creations mailing list (sign up at www.sinkingshipcreations.com). The experience will last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with no intermission. In 2014, five people died in an illegal medical experiment in a Canal Street basement. Before their families could learn what happened, the incident was covered up: buried under a mountain of legal procedures and sealed behind a web of police tape. No one knew how those five people came to participate in the experiment, or what they were doing; only that it cost them their lives. Some of their survivors moved on. Some fell apart. A handful kept fighting, and afte... (read more)

A Simple Space - The New Victory Theater
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

The seven audacious Aussie acrobats of Gravity & Other Myths like to keep things simple. Who needs circus rigging, sparkly costumes or even shoes when you've got each other? Balancing, climbing and swinging on one another's heads, hands and shoulders, this talented, tight-knit troupe and their dynamic drummer saturate their stripped-down spectacle with high-energy athleticism. A Simple Space is a down-to-earth and downright delightful display of human strength, breathtaking skill and cheeky, good-natured one-upmanship. A Simple Space has a running time of 60 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for audiences ages 6 and up.

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story - John W Engeman Theater
Through February 24, 2019 - Northport,

Buddy tells the true story of Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when "That'll Be The Day" hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including "That'll Be The Day," "Peggy Sue," "Everyday," "Oh Boy," "Not Fade Away," "Rave On" and "Raining In My Heart," plus Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace." Seen by over 22 million people around the world, Buddy will have you on your feet and "send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high" (The Boston Globe).

Seussical the Musical - John W Engeman Theater
Through February 24, 2019 - Northport,

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Join all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters on a musical adventure from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Narrated by the Cat in the Hat, SEUSSICAL tells the story of Horton, a lovable elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the entire world of the Whos. This fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza is sure to delight the whole family!

A Simple Space - The New Victory Theater
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

The seven audacious Aussie acrobats of Gravity & Other Myths like to keep things simple. Who needs circus rigging, sparkly costumes or even shoes when you've got each other? Balancing, climbing and swinging on one another's heads, hands and shoulders, this talented, tight-knit troupe and their dynamic drummer saturate their stripped-down spectacle with high-energy athleticism. A Simple Space is a down-to-earth and downright delightful display of human strength, breathtaking skill and cheeky, good-natured one-upmanship. A Simple Space has a running time of 60 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for audiences ages 6 and up.

Exposed - MCS Theatre
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

Recognize Theatre will present a new performance of their play Exposed, conceived and directed by Kristin Heckler and written in collaboration with the actors, Jacob Sebastian Philips, Sarah Raimondi, and Pauline Sherrow, at the MCS Theatre (357 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, 2nd floor), February 8-24. Performances will be on Friday, February 8 at 8pm, Saturday, February 9 at 8pm, Sunday, February 10 at 7pm, Friday, February 15 at 8pm, Saturday, February 16 at 8pm, Sunday, February 17 at 7pm, Friday, February 22 at 8pm, Saturday, February 23 at 8pm, and Sunday, February 24 at 7pm. Tickets ($20; $15 students & seniors) are available for purchase in advance at https://exposed.bpt.me or by calling (917) 426-2381. The performance will run approximately 85 minutes with no intermission. Lauren, a college freshman chooses to do adult films to pay for her tuition. When Lauren's secret is discovered she is bombarded with harassment from fellow students, social media and talk show hosts. She defends all of these criticisms with grace and intelligence, but are the consequences worth it? Exposed is a devised theater piece inspired by true events, fictionalized by writers ... (read more)

Actress / Comic Nicky Sunshine Solo Show "Confessions" - WOW Cafe Theater
Through February 24, 2019 - New York

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her solo comedic performance "Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam" back to the WOW Café Theater (59-61 E. 4th Street) on Theatre Row in Manhattan for four (4) February 2019 shows. Produced by Comedy With A Purpose, tickets to the shows – on Sat., Feb 9th, 23rd & Sun., Feb 24th @ 3pm and Fri., Feb. 22nd @ 7pm - are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door. Discounted $10.00 tickets will be available for seniors and students with ID. A post-show talkback / panel discussion focusing on violence against women, human trafficking, and sex work is also scheduled afer each performance. For information and reservations, go to: nickysunshine.com or call (347) 766-3001. The 60-minute "Confessions," which is directed by Chuck Burks is described by Nicky as "a funny, poignant look at the period she spent as a sex worker upon arriving in New York in 2002." The show - which contains adult themes, language and content - received great reviews at its 2016 premiere in Harlem and has been performed in front of, sold out houses at The Producers Club, Broadway Comedy Club and National Black Theatre in Manhattan. Two performances were h... (read more)

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE signature dance education program Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre - Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
Through February 28, 2019 - New York

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE signature dance education program Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has been offering its unique dance educations program through its arts education arm Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre since 2000. We became a vendor of NYC Department of Education in 2005 and since that time, have been offering a wide array of residency, professional development, interactive performance, and after-school programs that teach ballet, modern, jazz, African, tap, hip hop, yoga, Latin dance, and more.  This year, Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre is active in 16 schools across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens with programs for students from Pre-K through 12th grade. These programs are united by a singular approach to arts education, The Movement Exchange Method, in which students take on leadership roles in their own learning, have creative input in the design of the curriculum, participate in critical discussions of the work of their peers, and develop collaborative skills. Programs foster self-discovery, risk-taking, and making connections between different topics, themes, and areas of learning, aiming to provide ... (read more)

Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation to Contribute Performances to a Slate of Black History Month Events - Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation
Through February 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

ASASE YAA CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION TO CONTRIBUTE PERFORMANCES TO A SLATE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS The Brooklyn-based and highly-regarded Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation will be contributing to several major Black History Month Celebrations throughout the Tri-State area this month, highlighted by the return of "The HBCU SHOW," an original play which will be a featured as part of the "Onstage @ the Weeksville Series" February13 -15, 2019 at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. Written by Kofi Osei Williams, Executive Director of Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation, "The HBCU Show" follows six adolescents from Brooklyn, NY, growing up with adversities and trying to live up to the society around them and recounts their personal stories of participating in a Historically Black College & University Tour. Asase Yaa will kick off their Black History Month slate of performances Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Annual Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit: "A Celebration of the Arts-Commemorating the Life and Accomplishments of Aretha Franklin," being presented by The City School District of New Rochelle, WABSE, and the Black History Month Committee at New Rochelle... (read more)

Musical Theatre Factory announces the inaugural MTF MAKERS Cohort - Musical Theatre Factory
Through February 28, 2019 - New York

Musical Theatre Factory announces the inaugural MTF MAKERS Cohort Musical Theatre Factory announces the inaugural MTF MAKERS cohort: Troy Anthony, Jacob Jarrett, Kit Yan and Melissa Li, Tidtaya Sinotoke and Ty Defoe, AriDy Nox and Brandon Webster, and Jillian Walker (MTF/STARR MAKER).   These six groups were chosen from a pool of more than 80 applicants, who were reviewed by 30 evaluators for the first round, then 12 finalists that were interviewed by a 14-person panel.    "The inaugural cohort of MTF Makers were chosen for their innovative, ground breaking work, their commitment to stories from under represented communities, and their vision of how musical theatre can transform our culture," said Mei Ann Teo, Producing Artistic Director, Musical Theatre Factory. "We are thrilled to support these artist-leaders to make paradigm-shifting work!"   MTF MAKERS is an 18-month initiative that supports six teams of groundbreaking musical theater artists in the creation of new work. Through this inclusive community of artists, MAKERS gather together at regular meetings to share work and support each other through feedback, collaboration, and discourse. In addition to meetings, M... (read more)

THE MATURATION OF AN INCONVENIENT NEGRO - CHERRY LANE
Through March 02, 2019 - New York

Wednesday, February 20 and run through March 2 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting cherrylanetheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111. This solo show of heightened poetry and raw self-reflection takes the audience on the subversive journey of a young Black man coming into himself, as he struggles to break free of what he holds onto most tightly. In The Maturation of an Inconvenient Negro No one is safe. Nothing is sacred. CHERRY LANE MENTOR PROJECT The Maturation of an Inconvenient Negro written by Kareem M. Lucas, mentored by Craig muMs Grant Performances will take place February 20 – March 2, 2019 Performance Schedule: Monday – Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets for the Mentor Project are $25 (single show) / $60 (three- show membership) will go on sale December 3rd, 2019 and can be purchased by visiting www.cherrylanetheatre.org or call OvationTix at 866 811 4111

Voice of Authority - Kraine Theater
Through March 09, 2019 - New York

The US Dept of Justice is suing Dean for $19 million. What he needs is a lawyer. What he gets is a ballet dancer. A true story about turning your worst catastrophe into a pretty damn good musical number.

New York Theatre Ballet announces Spring Season 2019 Season and Company News - Danspace Project
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

New York Theatre Ballet Announces Spring Season 2019 Season and Company News New York Theatre Ballet announces the spring REP program and company news from Founder & Artistic Director Diana Byer on the cusp of celebrating NYTB's 40th Anniversary. New York Theatre Ballet at Danspace Project March 14-16, 2019 The company returns to Danspace Project for their fifth season with: Richard Alston's The Seasons, one of the Best Dance Picks of 2018 by The New York Times. A serene and limpid meditation on the cycle of a year in Nature, the music has an extraordinary clarity with images of Quiescence (Winter), Creation (Spring), Preservation (Summer) and, intriguingly, Destruction (Fall), which all come from Indian philosophical thought; Matthew Nash's 1983 take on The Elements of Style, from Strunk and White's classic guide to writing; Merce Cunningham's Scramble (1967) the first piece whose designer, Frank Stella, was selected by Jasper Johns after his appointment as artistic advisor of the Cunningham Co. It consists of eighteen sections whose order could be changed, or omitted. The music by Toshi Ichiyanagi (Activities for Orchestra) is scored for western instruments. NYTB's ... (read more)

Twelfth Night - The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through March 17, 2019 - New York

Frog & Peach Theatre Company presents their streamlined take on Shakespeare’s celebrated comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT. Now in their 20th year, Frog & Peach creates fast-paced and entertaining productions of Shakespeare's plays that appeal to all audiences, with a special outreach to those who may feel shut out or priced out of the cultural conversation. Set in the seaside kingdom of Illyria, this startlingly modern romp is replete with fiendish pranks, public brawls, and an original rocking score by the band Honey West’s Ted Zurkowski. The production will play a limited engagement from Friday, February 22nd through Sunday, March 17th at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street in NYC). TWELFTH NIGHT, centered on twins Viola and Sebastian separated by shipwreck, has easily maintained its relevance for over 400 years, with its commentary on gender identity and sexual ambiguity cleverly disguised as a case of mistaken identity. Frog & Peach apply their quick wit and swift cinematic pace to another hilarious evening with the Bard that’s accessible, entertaining, and over before you know it. Co-founder and Artistic Director Lynnea Benson directs. Tickets are $24.95-$29.95 and can be purchased... (read more)

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season LGBTQ+ Series - 14th Street Y
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season LGBTQ+ Series NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 LGBTQ+ Series. The series kicked off on November 12, 2018 with #NastyWomen, A Night of Female Resistance Comedy and runs through April 2019. "For our season of War & Peace, we knew that artists from the LGBTQ community would have a strong reaction to the theme. Coming out can often feel like war and creating a family can bring much needed peace. Our LGBTQ offerings this season have addressed the gamut, from Vietnam Veterans coming to terms with their sexuality to a TYA show with a non-gender binary protagonist to a piece about a modern family facing discrimination from within.  Our theater is a safe place for provocative work that will inspire conversation, debate and hopefully action," said Ronit Muszkatblit, Artistic Director. 2018-2019 LGBTQ+ Series: The Baby Monitor  Different Translation  November 29 - December 16, 2018 Written by David Stallings, directed by Antonio Miniño  When Claire's concerns ... (read more)

Michelle Tabnick - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through April 29, 2019 - New York

Works & Process, the Performing Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2019 Season Highlights: New commissions by Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao, and by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung Behind-the-scenes views of new commissions by Houston Ballet and Washington Ballet First looks at theatrical productions Be More Chill, Downstate, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Octet,and The Secret Life of Bees Previews of Glimmerglass Festival's Blue and Santa Fe Opera's The Thirteenth Child New productions in conjunction with exhibitions Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future and Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now Artist receptions in the rotunda following evening performances "An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process." -The New York Times Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its spring 2019 season. Since 1984 the performing arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators. Programs explore the artistic process through stimulating discussions and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. ... (read more)

JCAL Presents BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Visual Art/Poetry By Emmet Wigglesworth - Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JPAC)
Through April 30, 2019 - Jamaica

Emmett Wigglesworth “Jazz...Rhythm & Blues...Gospel Music..to make you see….with written notes from a trip around the world.” Friday, February 15 - April 30, 2019 @Jamaica Art Center (JAC) 161-04 Jamaica Avenue Open for viewing Feb. 15 Opening Reception: March 8, 2019 @6pm - 8pm Free Resident of Jamaica Queens for more than 20 years, Emmett Wigglesworth is a muralist, painter, sculptor, fabric designer and poet who has been creating for over six decades. n 1959 Wigglesworth began his participation in the Civil Rights movement and in the early 1960's he worked with the CORE Freedom School in Selma, AL teaching art. During that same period he wrote and directed two plays for the CORE Freedom Theater in San Francisco, CA. In 1968 he designed the interior and exterior of the Bedford Stuyvesant Theater in Brooklyn as well costumes and stage sets for the Black Spectrum Theater in Queens, NY. Wigglesworth has exhibited in Ghana, and throughout the U.S. JCAL invites you to experience a world of music through Emmett Wigglesworth’s lens in this jazz and blue series. Experience how music helps shape his journey through the Civil Right Movement, Marine Corp., hitchhiking through... (read more)

WINTER SEMESTER CLASSES at TADA! Youth Theater: January 13- May 21, 2019 - TADA! Youth Theater
Through May 21, 2019 - New York

Curtain Up! At TADA! Youth Theater’s (Winter Semester) From page to stage – the longest and most in-depth play building semester yet! Create and perform an original mini-musical by blending the essential skills of singing, dancing, acting, and playwriting. Classes will culminate with final presentations for family and friends. Get 15% off Winter Semester registration by using the discount code EARLYBIRD15 For more information on TADA!’s Camps and Classes, please call the Education Department at 212-252-1619 x4 or email education@tadatheater.com. To register please visit: http://www.tadatheater.com/education-programs/classes/winter-classes For over 30 years, the Drama Desk Award winning TADA! Youth Theater has been providing children with musical theater classes that teach them how to sing, dance, and act while inspiring their individual creativity.

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season Family Series - 14th Street Y
Through May 30, 2019 - New York

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season Family Series NEW YORK - The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues tohonor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture-making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 Family Series. The series kicks-off on October 20, 2018 with The Not-So-Spooky Ghost and runs through May 2019. "Ever since I was a child, I can remember sitting in the theater, waiting as the lights went down for the magic to start. From the age of two, my mother would schlep us to see new worlds and experience foreign types of movement, sounds and music. She believed in exposing us to all parts of our imagination, building paths towards new unknowns. Here at the 14the Street Y Theater, we also believe that all children should experience that magic, sit excitedly for unknowns, and meet new characters for their imagination to take into new worlds. We want to create a platform that will enable artists to weave their magic for our kids. That is why we have started incubating and supporting a Theater for Young Audiences series. This year we are launching this series with 5 new plays and events that will shar... (read more)

Mean Girls - August-Wilson Theatre
Through June 05, 2019 - New York

Mean Girl Broadway Musical If you didn’t see Mean Girl back in the 2000s, then you probably didn’t have that great of a childhood. Most people might call it a chick flick, but in our opinion, it is one of the greatest teen movies of our generation. The people were in awe over our little mathematician. Oh, and it’s not just our opinion, the movie was showered with more awards then we can count. But, the story just keeps getting better. After her incredible movie, Tina Fey didn’t just stop there. She has far greater and extravagant plans for the Mean Girls Franchise. You'd like to know if Tina Fey can write a musical. The oh-so-not-surprising answer is... yes! – Peter Marks, The Washington Post We sometimes feel that our childhood is coming to life with musicals. First, it was Bring it On, then Heathers with several others in development. But, the musical for Mean Girls is already here. The Mean Girls Musical is a masterpiece from the great Fey. It’s based on her book and the movie of the same name. The musical was under construction since 2013. But, it was a moment of joy for every fan when it was announced on “Mean Girls Day” that their favorite movie was comi... (read more)

Frozen - Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
Through June 05, 2019 - New York

The spectacular Disney film that captivated audiences around the world has finally made it to Broadway! Following the success of the 2013 animated movie, Frozen the Musical expands on the story of two sisters, giving more time to the characters we’ve come to love. With a book by Jennifer Lee, and music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the show has kept many members of the creative team from the film, ensuring everything on stage is faithful to the original story. Instead of being a direct copy of the film, what Frozen the Musical does is transform these animated characters into something real and tangible. It really takes the time to dig deep into the characters’ motivations, allowing their relationships to develop further. Delving deeper into Elsa and Anna’s past, the extra time given to the young sisters makes their love for each other clear from the start. Young Elsa, portrayed by Brooklyn Nelson and Ayla Schwartz, is the perfect tragic heroine. Her reaction to hurting her sister, and her fear of hurting anyone else, tugs at the heartstrings of every audience member. Both actors convey the role of big sister brilliantly, tapping into the respons... (read more)

“Move Your Curves” Workshop at Ailey Extension - The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Ailey Extension is teaming up with Pretty BIG Movement to bring you a “Move Your Curves" workshop. Pretty BIG Movement, based in New York City, is a full-figured dance company specializing in various dance genres such as hip-hop, jazz, ethnic, and more. Founder and CEO Akira Armstrong realized there wasn't a platform for women with voluptuous curves in mainstream media, and so she created one. While auditioning for Full Figured Fashion Week, Akira found that she was surrounded by confident, plus-size women who were beautiful, curvaceous, and shared the same passion in dance. She seized that moment and started Pretty BIG Movement. By 2015, the voluptuous dance troupe performed in Ladies Of Hip-Hop, Carnival (choreographers' ball), Ms. Full Figured USA pageant, Female Hip-Hop Honors award show, Salt N Pepa, Lane Bryant campaigns ("I'm No Angel" and "Plus Is Equal"), Full Beauty commercial, Mz. 007 concert and NBC's America's Got Talent (season 10). Currently, Pretty BIG offers dance workshops in the tri-state area to the plus-size community, creating a No Judgment environment where individuals can feel comfortable dancing.

Ailey Extension’s Afro Flow Yoga Workshop - The Ailey Studios at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Come experience joy and elation through movement and sound at Ailey Extension. Afro Flow Yoga® infuses electrifying dance movements of the African Diaspora flowing with a meditative yoga sequence of gentle yet powerful stretches. Deeply connect with the soulful rhythms of live drumming, energize your charkas, gain strength and flexibility, and rejoice in the bliss of feeling grounded and peaceful! Through the power of collective energy and the creation of sacred space, students will leave feeling empowered, energized, and renewed. With a mission to promote healing and community building through dance, music and yogic practices, husband and wife team, Leslie Salmon Jones, Ailey School Alum, and multi-instrumentalist Jeff W Jones created Afro-Flow Yoga to celebrate, honor and respect our shared humanity and cultural differences in a non-judgmental and safe environment.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through December 31, 2019 - New York

Dear Evan Hansen Tickets. Dear Evan Hansen Musical. Dear Evan Hansen Broadway. Dear Evan Hansen is the epitome of a modern musical. The show is set firmly in the mid 2010's with technology and social media at the core of its plot, catering directly to its target audience of the teenagers and young adults of today while also connecting to people of all ages. Winning the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, the crew behind the production take full advantage of their target audience. Musical theatre is becoming increasingly more popular with young people, so with it's music, characters and plot, Dear Evan Hansen is almost irresistible to them. The show, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and book by Steven Levenson, deals with some pretty heavy subject matter, but they're issues that are very hot topics at the moment. The heavy themes of mental illness, suicide, and struggling families are confronting, but as they become more prominent in real life, the need to portray these issue seriously in theatre is more crucial than ever. Dear Evan Hansen handles these themes with grace and honesty. It makes a point of giv... (read more)

The Infinite Wrench - Kraine Theater
Through March 03, 2020 - New York

The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists’ ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater. The Infinite Wrench runs every weekend (except the last 2 weeks of December). Different show every time! If you’ve seen the show once, you’ve seen the show once.

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)

YY Dance Company - Peridance Capezio Theater
Through September 24, 2107 - New York

Dancer/choreographer Yiin Yue presents her YY Dance Company in a program of her explosive works, performed by an ensemble of stellar dancers. The Shanghai native has already received commissions from Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago, and her company has performed at Jacob's Pillow, Dancenow, and the Schrit-tmacher Dance Festival in Germany.

Doug Varone and Dancers to Perform in 2017 Victory Dance - The Duke on 42nd Street
Through July 20, 3017 - New York

Doug Varone and Dancers To Perform in 2017 Victory Dance Four Weeks of Free Dance for New York City Summer Schools Thursdays, July 13 & 20, 2017 at 7pm New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will perform Lux in 2017 Victory Dance, presented by The New 42nd Street and The New Victory Theater, on Thursdays, July 13 & 20, 2017 at 7pm at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street). Tickets for public performances of Victory Dance are $10 and are available online (NewVictory.org) and by telephone (646.223.3010).   Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, Doug Varone and Dancer presents Lux, a vibrant, life-affirming dance set to Philip Glass's "The Light" performed by eight members of the Bessie Award-winning company. Commissioned by the Vapnek Family Fund, the dance has been a mainstay in the Company's repertory since its premiere in 2006.   This July, The New Victory Theater will present its fourth season of VICTORY DANCE, the theater's initiative to provide FREE dance performances to kids in New York City day camps, school and youth programs over the summer. For four weeks from July 10 - August 4, 2017, VICTORY DANCE will feature a cross-section of highly acco... (read more)

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