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June 17, 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.

Area 52 Presents: The Conspiracy Show - The PIT
June 17, 2018 - New York

The truth is in here. Forbidden science, forgotten history, scandal, assassination, weird space, and contorted government cover-ups. Area 52 will interview an audience member about a conspiracy they believe and then do a high-energy improv set based on that theory. Area 52 is an improv team that has won UCB's Cage Match 13 times. Ben Furnas (Ten Bones), Eli Grober (The Tonight Show), and Bob Vulfov (UCB's Harold Night, Lo-Fi NYC) have been performing together for four years. All three believe that aliens exist. With Special Guest Molly Gaebe (UCB's Weekend Team: Women and Men). Put on your tin foil hats. Authorized personnel only.

Anastasia - Broadhurst Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

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

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

Stomp is a joyful, witty and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with found objects: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes—and yes, even the kitchen sink. There's no traditional narrative; both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in this unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.

Ivanov - New York City Center
Through June 17, 2018 - New York City

One of Moscow’s leading theatre companies will perform Ivanov, Chekhov’s first play, a dazzling mix of comedy, satire, and psychological drama, at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street) for a special limited engagement June 14th through June 17th. Evgeny Mironov stars as Ivanov, an antihero and melancholic upper-class man who is struggling to regain his former glory. This award winning production directed by Timofey Kulyabin premiered in Moscow and was nominated for the prestigious Golden Mask National Theatre Award (equivalent of the Tony Award) in multiple categories. mailto:info@cherryorchardfestival.org The Cherry Orchard Festival, co-founded by Maria Shclover and Irina Shabshis, is presenting this Russian State Theatre of Nations production in Russian with English supertitles. The schedule of performances is: Thursday, June 14, Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, June 17 at 2:00 PM. Tickets for the performances are priced at $45. – $155. and are available at the New York City Center Box Office in person or by calling CityTix® 212.581.1212, by visiting http://www.nycitycenter.org/tickets or by visiting CherryOrchardFestival.org. Student d... (read more)

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

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

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

In the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father's desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan's right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is sentenced to death, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there's a lamp, there's a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen! Will Aladdin's new identity as "Prince Ali" help him win Jasmine's heart and thwart Jafar's evil plans? Will the Genie's wish for freedom ever come true?

Waitress - Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Through June 17, 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.

The Great Leap - Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a "friendship" game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history. Inspired by events from her father's life and (short-lived) basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife) makes her Atlantic debut with this tender and sharp-paced play. "Trask's songs have everything: melody, swagger, piano, wit, electric guitar, harmony, fun, angst, a little filth. The band, [Yanowitz & co], combine the look of old-school glam and punk with the one thing the genre currently lacks: youth." – The New Yorker

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

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

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

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

Hello, Dolly! - Shubert Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

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

Kinky Boots - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

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

The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

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

SpongeBob SquarePants - Palace Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

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

My Fair Lady Performances - Lincoln Center Theater
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

Next spring, Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Nederlander Presentations Inc., will mount a new production of Lerner and Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, the first Broadway production of the classic musical in 25 years Harry Hadden-Paton will not appear in the following performances

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns To Lincoln Center June 13-17, 2018 - Lincoln Center, David H. Koch Theater
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

Ailey Celebrates Six Decades With A World Premiere And Nine Diverse Works Across Three Thrilling Programs Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will present a seven-performance engagement at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater June 13 – 17, 2018. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, 60 years after the Company’s founding, Ailey’s acclaimed dancers will perform a diverse repertory by eight choreographers across three programs and a one-night-only program for The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit. Performances begin Wednesday, June 13 with the Celebrate Women program, spotlighting award-winning female choreographers with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, Judith Jamison’s A Case of You and the world premiere of Jessica Lang’s EN, her 100th ballet and a Company choreographic debut. The engagement continues through Sunday, June 17 with alternating programs: Ailey, Then & Now, highlighting the work of two visionary choreographers central to the Ailey repertory – Talley Beatty’s Stack-Up, performed during his centennial, and Robert Battle’s Mass and In/Side; and Musical Icons, featuring the music of legendary artists John Coltra... (read more)

Cannibal Galaxy: a love story - New Ohio Theatre
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

Between Two Boroughs will present the World Premiere of Charise Greene’s Cannibal Galaxy: a love story, directed by Jenn Haltman (Summertime with Between Two Boroughs) at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Washington and Greenwich Street), June 8-17. Performances will be Friday, June 8 at 8pm, Saturday, June 9 at 3pm & 8pm, Sunday, June 10 at 3pm, Monday, June 11 at 8pm, Wednesday, June 13 at 8pm, Thursday, June 14 at 8pm, Friday, June 15 at 8pm, Saturday, June 16 at 3pm & 8pm, and Sunday, June 17 at 3pm. Tickets ($25) are available for purchase in advance at www.BetweenTwoBoroughs.com. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. It’s business as usual at the Washington D.C. Science Museum where the employees’ personal lives keep getting in the way. Jo wants a child but is unable to secure an inseminator. Chet longs to make love, but dating kinda sucks and gaming is way more awesome. Claire searches for purpose by digging directly toward the center of the earth. Vadim prioritizes the needs of others but wouldn’t know his own if they crawled into bed with him. Eloise lives in a treehouse and brushes her teeth with space particles. Wh... (read more)

PHILADANCO! - The Joyce Theater
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

The virtuosic and powerful PHILADANCO! is comprised of dancers who move "like arrows in flight" (The Washington Post). For its Joyce season, the company performs a program that includes the poetic Folded Prism, by Vietnamese choreographer Thang Dao, which infuses beautiful imagery with a hypnotic score by John Levis. Also on tap is A Movement for Five, an emotionally-charged work by Dawn Marie Bazemore inspired by the events surrounding New York City's "Central Park Five" incident; and New Fruit, a poignant piece by resident choreographer Christopher Huggins that offers a glimpse into the unchanged social landscape.

Panda's Home - The New Victory Theater
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

Venture into the depths of China's rich culture! Fusing ancient art forms and contemporary dance, Italy's Compagnia TPO with Teatro Metastasio Di Prato and China's TONG Production invite little ones to follow a panda's footprints and roam a bamboo forest as they explore the five elements of Wu Xing—wood, fire, earth, metal and water. With kaleidoscopic imagery and the sounds of traditional instruments, PANDA'S HOME is anything but black and white.

Revolution: Broadway Sings for Pride's 8th Annual Charity Concert - The Cutting Room
June 18, 2018 - New York,

On Monday, June 18, 2018 Broadway Sings for Pride will premiere their 8th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at The Cutting Room at 7:30pm! This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests and of course, fun! With "Revolution" as the theme this year, Youtube couple Anthony Bowens and Michael Pavano will host the show, which will feature FRAN DRESCHER (The Nanny), FRANKIE GRANDE (Television: Celebrity Big Brother U.K., MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, Broadway’s Mamma Mia! & Rock of Ages), a special HAIR 50th Anniversary Reunion!, Matt Doyle (Broadway’s Spring Awakening, War Horse, The Book of Mormon), Sam Donovan (Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars, fashion designer), the cast of "Afterglow," and cast members from Pretty Woman: The Musical, Frozen, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys and more! The event will take place at The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St. The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation. More information can be found at www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com or (212) 691-1900. The event will start at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St, New York). Tickets can be purchased at www.BroadwaySings... (read more)

Jersey Boys - New World Stages -Stage One
Through June 18, 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.

Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Through June 19, 2018 - New York

Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma's serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie's been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she's been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma's incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie's got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

Israeli Folk Dance: Open Session—Wednesdays - 92nd Street Y
June 20, 2018 - New York

Open Session: Dancing for everyone! Open dancing with instruction of more advanced repertoire. Wednesdays, Ongoing, 8:15 pm-12:45 am, $14 at door. Taught by Ruth Goodman. Call the Israeli Folk Dance Hotline at 212.415.5737 for information and schedule updates.

Once on This Island - 235 West 50th Street
Through June 20, 2018 - New York

This is the sweeping theatrical power of Once On This Island—the universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods (played by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Merle Dandridge, and Quentin Earl Darrington), Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking vision of Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown conjures up "a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!" (The Huffington Post). Gather around for Once On This Island, the musical NY1 hails as "exhilarating theater! It's impossible to resist!" And where the timeless power of theatre brings us together, moves our hearts, and helps us weather the storm.

In the Heights - Harlem Repertory Theatre
June 23, 2018 - New York

Before there was HAMILTON there was IN THE HEIGHTS with Music and Lyrics by the incomparable Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The HRT has been performing IN THE HEIGHTS to sold out audiences since March 2016. Don't miss this vibrant and groundbreaking musical theatrical event this time around! The environmental seating arrangement in the beautiful Tato Laviera Theatre allows the audience to be a part of the action on the stage. The cast sings and dances throughout the four performing areas of the auditorium, often only a few feet away from the audience.

Tuff Boys Presents: 24 Hour Musical - The PIT
June 23, 2018 - New York

Brooklyn's Tuff Boys take Manhattan with 24 Hour Musical, an evening of magic and theater written in under 24 Hours. The night before the show, one lucky audience member will be selected to have their life story written for the big stage. Meaning this musical could be written about you.

NYC Dance Week - various locations
Through June 23, 2018 - New York City

NYC Dance Week collaborates with noted studios in New York City to celebrate the joy and diversity of dance with an exhilarating 10-day event of FREE dance, fitness and wellness classes. The event engages the community and families to experience dance, encouraging them to live active, healthy lifestyles. The organization moves beyond traditional dance forms to teach participants how all dance genres benefit mind, body and spirit. The event will be held on June 14 - 23, 2018 at a variety of venues throughout New York City and serves hundreds. Additionally, throughout the year Dance Week promotes dance studios and companies through their newsletter, projects, dance/fitness events and partnerships. Nearly 40 local studios offering over 100 classes partner with the organization each year to increase public awareness.

MAS ALLA SERIES - Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
Through June 23, 2018 - Jamaica

The shows will combine flamenco & tap dance with music from Black America & the Caribbean on June 22 & 23rd. Open rehearsals are on June 8 & 18. Performances: Friday & Saturday, June 22 and June 23, 2018, 8pm. Admission: $20/general; $15/seniors and students. Location: JCAL, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY. Free Workshops & Open Rehearsals: Free Adult and Free Children's Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12-2pm/ Open Musician's Rehearsal: Friday, June 8, 2018, 7:30pm. Open Dance Rehearsal: Monday, June 18, 2018, 12pm.

THIS IS MODERN ART - Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop
Through June 23, 2018 - New York

Who decides what art is and where it belongs, and what is the role of race, class, and pedigree? THIS IS MODERN ART, the acclaimed and controversial play by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval, based on the 2010 “bombing” of the Art Institute of Chicago by an underground graffiti crew, is making its New York debut. The production by Blessed Unrest is directed by Jessica Burr and performing as part of the inaugural season of Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop. Blessed Unrest brings their award-winning, trademark physicality to a play that has wowed audiences in Chicago, Denver, New Haven, and Houston. The set design features a stage-filling original graffiti piece painted for the production by legendary NYC street artist KEO XMEN. The cast consists of returning Blessed Unrest collaborators J. Stephen Brantley, Nancy McArthur and Ashley N. Hildreth, as well as the actors making their debut with the company: Andrew Gonzalez, Shakur Tolliver, and Landon G. Woodson. THIS IS MODERN ART by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval Directed by Jessica Burr Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop 79 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003 $20 for the shows on June 2–4; $25 June 7–11; and $35 June... (read more)

She Calls Me Firefly - The Soho Playhouse
Through June 23, 2018 - New York

It’s Nickel Beer Night at Freddie’s Place. Ken has come to drown his sorrows, but no amount of alcohol can wash away the pain of his broken relationship with Levi, nor the dark and difficult secrets of his past. As you enter Freddie’s you will instantly be transported from New York City streets to a Kentucky dive bar. Pull up a stool, grab a drink, and find yourself immersed in the searing world of She Calls Me Firefly. A new American play written by Teresa Lotz, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. A co-production by Parity Productions and New Perspectives Theatre Company. CAST Emily Batsford* as Veronica Daniel Burns* as Levi Paula Ewin* as Freddie ?Sean Hudock* as Ken *Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association (AEA) Ticket prices: $18, $25, $50

Madboots Dance - The Joyce Theater
Through June 23, 2018 - New York

MADBOOTS DANCE makes its Joyce debut with a program featuring the New York premiere of MASC, as well as a world premiere. Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy. Tackling topics related to male identity, the company was named "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine in 2016.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
Through June 23, 2018 - New York

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

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

Stomp is a joyful, witty and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with found objects: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes—and yes, even the kitchen sink. There's no traditional narrative; both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in this unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

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

No Reason to Cry - the One Woman Show - Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

NO REASON TO CRY is an autobiographical musical about the life of Judy Torres. Born & raised in the Bronx, Torres tells how she overcomes financial, social & physical obstacles in order to live her dreams of becoming a professional singer. Despite lacking the necessary resources, her unstoppable efforts & passion finally landed her a record deal in 1987, recording in a new genre of 80s music called Freestyle. While her first recording, No Reason to Cry, took her on a ride to the taste of some fame, some fortune & sold-out performances at world-famous venues…no one knew of her simultaneous struggles with bullying, failed relationships, a diagnosis of an incurable disease, and depression that followed her throughout her life. Now, as Torres turns fifty, she tells her tales of these struggles through music. Sharing the secret and sacred truth of her experiences & how, ironically, her own music and her fans who follow her literally saved her life. No Reason to Cry has become a mantra for many...and for Judy Torres, she hopes, her life's legacy and gift to others! In her early life, she remained silent, but, finally, in this show, Judy finally finds her voice. Listen with an ope... (read more)

Shakespeare in the Park: Othello - Delacorte Theater
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater's most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare's most urgent and relevant tragedy today.

All Roads Lead to the Kurski Station - East Village Playhouse
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

All Roads Lead to the Kurski Station, a loose adaptation of the postmodern Russian novel Moscow Circles by Vienya Erofeev, follows a poet-drunkard called Vienya as he traverses Soviet Moscow in an attempt to catch a train to visit his beloved in the distant suburb of Petuskhi. Along the way, he is haunted by fantastic visions, and two mysterious women, seemingly determined to frustrate his plans. In the tradition of anti-theater more popular in New York City in the 70s and 80s, and the works of artists such as The Living Theater, Bread and Puppet, Grotowski, Kantor, etc., All Roads Lead to the Kurski Station rejects naturalistic forms of narrativization and storytelling. Instead, a sequence of maniacal fever dreams explore Soviet life through the lens of Vienya’s troubled mind. Experience and emotion fuse with references from religion, art, history, and more in a psychotic chorus, creating poetic and surreal images and hallucinatory episodes reminiscent of the strange logic of the unconscious. In these times of revived Cold War tensions, widespread alienation, and looming threats of authoritarianism emerging across the globe, All Roads Lead to the Kurski Station is an urgent wa... (read more)

"Life Among the Aryans" by Ishmael Reed - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Through June 24, 2018 - NEW YORK CITY

"Life Among the Aryans" by Ishmael Reed is a political satire that envisions a future when the downtrodden of the Alt Right realize they'd be better off Black. The play imagines an America when the political pendulum has swung way back. Now the president is Jewish and the head of the FBI is a Black woman, presenting such a nightmare to the far right that they now miss the president they called The Muslim King. The government has enacted reparations to Black Americans for the unpaid labor of their ancestors. This inspires envy and desperation among impecunious members of the Alt-Right. But it also inspires them to a new, uproarious strategy of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." The play offers us a cunning satire of White class consciousness. With wordplay and irony, the play reminds us how nowadays, red state ideologues have enthusiastically elected their own exploiters, making them share with Black America the butt end of the economy. In Ishmael Reed's traditional style, every character is a clown. The play uses time-honored techniques of signifyin' to make light of how white folks are oblivious to the irony of their political situation. The cast is a multi-racial ensemble of 1... (read more)

Waitress - Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Through June 24, 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 June 24, 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.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

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

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

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

Hello, Dolly! - Shubert Theatre
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

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

Elevator Repair Service: Everyone's Fine with Virginia Woolf by Kate Scelsa - Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement
Through June 24, 2018 - Lower East Side

ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE is a New York City-based company that creates original works for live theater with an ongoing ensemble. Since its founding in 1991 by John Collins and a group of actors, ERS has built a body of work that has earned it a loyal following and made it one of New York's most highly-acclaimed experimental theater companies. In New York their work is most often seen off-Broadway at the Public Theater (Gatz, Arguendo and this season's Measure for Measure), and at New York Theatre Workshop (The Sound and the Fury, The Select (The Sun Also Rises) and Fondly, Collette Richland). Their work is also seen across America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and they have been the recipient of many awards including a 2012 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence; The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Theater Grant; the Theatre Communications Group's Peter Zeisler Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement; and (for Gatz) Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Visiting Production and Lucille Lortel Awards for Alternative Theatrical Experience and Best Director. ERS ensemble members have received Obies for Sound Design and for Sustained Excellence in Performance and ... (read more)

Kinky Boots - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

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

The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

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

Exquisita Agonía - Repertorio Espanol
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

Exquisite Agony is a delicate but relentless story, which explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find fragments of love in a young man who has received the gift of life when he receives a new heart. A moving play of great warmth about the survival of a modern family who must confront the past in order to move forward.

Technique(s) Class w/ Jessie Young - Brooklyn Studios for Dance
Through June 25, 2018 - Brooklyn

Jessie Young is a choreographer, performer and teacher based in Brooklyn. Her work has been presented by Danspace Project, New York Live Arts, FringeArts, The Current Sessions, Festival International de Teatro Susana Alexander (Mexico), Fleet Moves Dance Festival (Cape Cod), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Illinois), The Domestic Performance Agency and extensively in Chicago with institutions such as Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Chicago Dance Crash, and The Inconvenience. She is a New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Artist for 2017-18. She has performed and collaborated in the works of The Seldoms, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, Khecari Dance Theater, The Moving Architects, The Space/Movement Project, The Space We Make, Julie Mayo, Eric Handman, Stephanie Acosta, Nico Brown, Sara Gurevich and Erin Kilmurray among others. She is currently performing with Abby Zbikowski (Abby Z and the New Utility) and Julie Mayo. She holds a BFA from the University of Utah and an MFA from the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign and teaches at Sixth Street Pilates.

Jersey Boys - New World Stages -Stage One
Through June 25, 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.

The Eleventh Hour! - Town Stages
Through June 27, 2018 - New York

Smugbug Productions presents the New York Premiere of The Eleventh Hour! a new rock musical comedy by David Seamon May 11 - June 27, 2018 at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC Smugbug Productions presents the New York Premiere of The Eleventh Hour!, a new rock musical comedy by David Seamon from May 11 - June 27, 2018 at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. Tickets are $35 and are available at https://www.eleventhhourmusical.com/performance-tickets/the-eleventh-hour.   It's the end of the world in New Jersey! A burnout basement rocker and his ex-girlfriend, a rising star astrophysicist, may have the key to surviving the black hole bearing down on earth. If they can reconcile their feelings and manage a dangerous journey on the NJ Turnpike, they just may save their music, each other, and the mole people who live beneath them.   The Eleventh Hour! features music, book, and lyrics by David Seamon, direction by Annie Rutherford Lutz, and is produced by Smugbug Productions. The story for the musical was originally created by Seamon, Lutz, and Shimmy Schwartz through a commission by coLAB Arts.    Cast: Tam Justin Garcia (Nevin Denham), Rachelle Legrand (Neil DeGrasse Tys... (read more)

The Bench, A Homeless Love Story - The East Village Playhouse
Through June 29, 2018 - New York

The Off-Broadway hit show, The Bench starring Robert Galinsky, directed by Jay O. Sanders, will extend its sold-out run for a third time. After a successful run at the Cherry Lane Theatre and ten sold-out weeks at The East Village Playhouse (340 East 6th Street), The Bench will continue an open-ended run, playing Friday evenings at a new time at 7pm beginning May 4, each show is followed by a unique talk-back. Tickets are $29 - $39 and can be purchased by visiting TheBenchPlay.com or by calling 866-811-4111. Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDS in the 1980’s.

Eóin Francis Mccormack: Born in Time - Irish Arts Center
Through June 29, 2018 - New York

Eóin Francis McCormack is blazing a trail in Dublin with his bold and vibrant abstract artwork. With innovative techniques and an avant-garde approach, McCormack's pieces have been exhibited widely throughout Europe. He explores painting as a work ethic—mixing his own paint, fabricating his own tools, and stressing the aspects of routine and physical labor of being an artist. The large scale canvases are created with limited color palettes and found objects, leaving distinct marks on each painting. The final pieces offer an utterly unique viewing experience and mark the appearance of an arresting new voice in Irish fine art. Long-listed for the Saatchi New Sensations Award "I have constructed a practice that explores painting as a work ethic… I am interested in the time spent by the viewer, in front of the canvas; I wonder what they think, and if they consider their time spent as worthwhile."—Eóin Francis McCormack

Secret Life of Humans - 59E59 Theatres
Through June 30, 2018 - New York

In 1949, Dr. Jacob Bronowski installs a secret, alarmed room in his house. Fifty years later his grandson discovers his secrets, unearthing echoes from across six million years of human history, told from the perspective of a century in which every year is a revolutionary year.

All I Want Is One Night - 59E59 Theatres
Through June 30, 2018 - New York

Jessica Walker returns to 59E59 Theaters following previous New York Times Critic's Picks Girl I Left Behind Me and Pat Kirkwood is Angry with an exhilarating new play-with-songs. Paris: 1935. Suzy Solidor, cabaret sensation, steps onto the tiny stage of her cramped nightclub, ready to wow the hippest crowd in town with her lesbian erotic songs. She is surrounded by her 225 portraits and high on success, both from her best-selling records and from her status as most painted woman in the world. Suzy Solidor is probably the most famous woman you've never heard of.

Police Cops & Police Cops in Space - 59E59 Theatres
Through June 30, 2018 - New York

The three-man multi-award-winning comedy company, The Pretend Men, bring their super-charged inventive physical storytelling to America for the first time. POLICE COPS It's 1976. Straight-laced rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson is out to avenge his brother's death. Teamed up with a disgraced renegade, the pair begin to unearth the soily secrets of the case. Police Cops is a cinematic joyride, speeding down Adventure Avenue in a souped-up squad car!

Arts Flamenco 1st Annual Dance Festival - Creative Cultural Center @ St. Veronicas
Through June 30, 2018 - New York

The Arts Flamenco 1st Annual Dance Festival is New York's West Village's newest festival for dance performances. June 1st & 2nd | Forrest Academy of Ballet New York | Artistic Director, Erin Forrest June 8th & 9th | French Academy of Ballet | Artistic Director, Francois Perron June 16th | Albano Ballet Company June 22nd & 23rd | Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre | Artistic Director, Sean McLeod June 29th & 30th | Pasion Flamenca Artists showcase their styles and cultures from Folkloric to Contemporary from Classical Ballet to Hip Hop. AFDF is an Annual event for the community so all can experience a wide range of dance and cultures in an intimate 125 seat proscenium style and in-the-round performance setting.

Half Time - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through July 01, 2018 - Millburn

One Remarkable Dance Team. One Big Chance. One Small Twist…You've Got to Be Over 60! From the director/choreographer of Kinky Boots comes the incredible true story of ten ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn they won't be dancing tap, salsa, or swing–instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop. Take the uplifting journey with these dreamers–and the young coaches who inspire them along the way–as they battle self-doubt, stereotypes, and even each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of the 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind us that in life, when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it's not the end of the game–it's Half Time.

Half Time - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through July 01, 2018 - Millburn

One Remarkable Dance Team. One Big Chance. One Small Twist…You've Got to Be Over 60! From the director/choreographer of Kinky Boots comes the incredible true story of ten ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn they won't be dancing tap, salsa, or swing–instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop. Take the uplifting journey with these dreamers–and the young coaches who inspire them along the way–as they battle self-doubt, stereotypes, and even each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of the 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind us that in life, when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it's not the end of the game–it's Half Time.

Come From Away - Schoenfeld Theatre
Through July 03, 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.

El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba - Repertorio Espanol
Through July 07, 2018 - New York

The story covers a few months in the life of a colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession. Reduced to penury despite his veteran status, the protagonist and his wife live in anticipation of his pay. But every Friday the only apparent contact with the outside world comes and goes with the same declaration from the postmaster, "Nothing for the colonel. No one writes to the colonel."

First Love - Cherry Lane Theatre
Through July 08, 2018 - New York

Cherry Lane Theatre (Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Co-Artistic Directors) is proud to announce that Academy Award nominee Michael O’Keefe and Angelina Fiordellisi will star in its upcoming Founder’s Project presentation of Charles L. Mee’s FIRST LOVE, directed by Kim Weild. Performances will begin on June 7, the production will open on June 14, and run through July 8 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). Tickets are $65-$95 and are available at $65-$95 A couple in their sixties meet and fall in love—for the first time in their lives. Through the eyes of celebrated playwright Charles L. Mee, First Love embraces Edith and Harold as they work their way toward one another through the accumulated baggage of their lives, wondering if they can avoid sabotaging the last chance for love they'll ever have.

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

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

Ailey Extension – Free Classes During NYC Dance Week & At City Parks This Summer - NYC Parks and The Ailey Studios
Through July 14, 2018 - New York

As the Ailey organization heads into its 60th year, Ailey Extension will offer a variety of indoor and outdoor dance classes free to the public this summer. Stepping out of the studio and into the park, Ailey Extension brings dance to NYC Parks in Brooklyn and the Bronx from June5-July14, offering eight technique and choreography workshops, including NY Style Mambo with Katherine Jimenez (Friday, June 8 at 6pm), Samba/Afro-Brazilian with Quenia Ribeiro (Thursday, June 21 at 7pm & Saturday, July 14 at 11am), West African Dance with Maguette Camara (Saturday, June 23 at 11am) and two special workshops led by former Ailey Dancer, Lisa Johnson-Willingham, dedicated to Alvin Ailey’s acclaimed masterpiece Revelations (Tuesday, June 5 at 7pm & Tuesday, June 19 at 4pm). To view the various park locations and to RSVP, visit alvinailey.org/summer-events. To celebrate NYC Dance Week, a citywide festival from June 14-23, Ailey Extension welcomes new students* to try over 30 free classes at The Ailey Studios in Manhattan, New York City’s largest building dedicated to dance. Added bonus: new and returning students have the chance to take two classes for free: Katherine Jimenez’s New York S... (read more)

El Credito - Repertorio Espanol
Through July 14, 2018 - New York

The play presents an unforgettable story of an ordinary man and his attempts at being granted a small bank loan that is absolutely necessary for him to continue on with his life. He cannot offer any guarantees or properties, only his word of honor and a promise that he will eventually pay back every single penny. The rejection of the loan by the Branch Manager leaves them both in a very delicate and hilarious situation. In typical fashion, playwright Jordi Galcerán (author of Burundanga) surprises his audiences with twists and turns until the end.

Twelfth Night - Central Park
Through July 15, 2018 - New York

To settle all, Viola may have to outdrink Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, outwit Feste, and outmaneuver Malvolio if she has any hope of setting true love right! Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Sara Thigpen. Featuring Spencer Aste*, Daniel Bailin*, Pilar Gonzalez, R. Paul Hamilton*, Paul Herbig*, Annalisa Loeffler*, Sevrin Anne Mason*, Hannah Jane McMurray*, Mateo Moreno*, Vinnie Penna*, Heather Lee Rogers, Michael Shattner*, Anthony Simone* and Lisa Tharps*. The production features costume design by Stefanie Genda, and prop design by Julie Gjeka. The production stage manager is Brianna Poh. Free admission. No tickets necessary. Feel free to bring a blanket, or picnic. All are welcome. *Equity Members appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production.

Pass Over - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 15, 2018 - New York

In Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER, Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner - talking smack, passing the time, and hoping that today a miracle will come. A provocative mashup of Waiting for Godot and the Exodus saga, PASS OVER exposes the unquestionable human spirit of young black men who dream about a promised land they've yet to find. Directed by Danya Taymor.

SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS - Wildrence
Through July 28, 2018 - NEW YORK

World Renowned Magician Joshua Jay, will present the first-ever immersive close-up magical experience, with his newest creation, Six Impossible Things, directed by Luke Jermay. Six Impossible Things will inhabit New York City’s most exciting storytelling space, Wildrence (59 Canal Street), for a limited run beginning June 1, opening June 9 and will only run through July 28, 2018. Tickets are $106—$126 and can be purchased at SixImpossibleThingsShow.com. Performing for only 20 people, Joshua Jay’s Six Impossible Things moves audiences through several rooms where a new mystery unfolds to reveal an impossible “thing”. During the course of 75 minutes Jay will attempt to read thoughts, manipulate decisions and even alter taste buds in the first and only immersive close-up magic show. The six astounding magic effects, are all original creations of master magician Joshua Jay. The artwork throughout the space is created by celebrated artist Serge Block. June 1 – July 28, 2018 Opening Night June 9, 2018 Wildrence is located behind the Blue Door at 59 Canal Street Performance Schedule: Friday & Saturday at 7pm & 9:30 pm Tickets are $106—$126 and can be purchased at SixImpossibleT... (read more)

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through July 29, 2018 - New York

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season Highlights: - Commissions by Ryan McNamara, Jodi Melnick, and Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung - Music of Golden Globe Award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle - Behind the scenes access to Carousel, Jerry Springer-The Opera,and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy - American Ballet Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Washington Ballet previews - Breaking Bread with Balanchine on Russian Easter with Meryl Rosofsky and New York City Ballet dancers   "An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process" -The New York Times   (NEW YORK, NY - December 4, 2017) -Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 Season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Programs explore the creative process through stimulating artist discussions and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lea... (read more)

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

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

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.

Molasses in January - Theater Center
Through August 31, 2018 - New York City

"Molasses in January" is a charming historical fiction musical that is fun for the whole family, ages 8 and up. Performances are every WED, THURS at 7:30 and SAT at 5. Call Theater Center at 212 921-7862 for tickets, location of theater is 210 West 50th St New York." Molasses in January", tells of struggling Italian immigrants who are literally swept up in the Boston Molasses disaster of 1919. The play is similar to "Fiddler on the Roof". "Molasses in January" is done in a traditional Broadway musical songbook style. A fun time for the whole family www.molassesinjanuary.net

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

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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