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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week - May 12-May 19

May 12, 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.

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 12, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

SEA II -- A Live Action Show by STREB EXTREME ACTION - SLAM (STREB Lab for Action Mechanics)
May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event runs from March 23 - May 12 Saturdays at 5pm Sundays at 3pm Choreographed risk. Mechanical contraptions. Mindboggling/Unimaginable/Indescribable fun! $25 in advance/ $29 at the door (tickets include popcorn and a drink) Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1006033 For group sales: info@streb.org http://streb.org/seaanhrofaction/ www.facebook.com/STREBSLAM

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 12, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
May 12, 2019 - New York

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney's The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway's award–winning Best Musical.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 12, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 12, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

Machine Learning for Artists - New York Live Arts
May 12, 2019 - New York

This hands-on workshop demystifies machine learning and explores how machine learning tools have been and can be used for artistic expression. Participants will learn about the concept of machine learning, its history and critical issues, examples of art projects that use ML, and explore resources that allow them to continue experimenting with ML on their own. This is open to artists by any definition. No pre-requisites or prior knowledge is required. If possible, participants should bring a computer (we will be interacting with and creating some online examples), but are still welcome to attend/observe without one. This workshop is heavily inspired by Gene Kogan’s work on ml4a: https://ml4a.github.io/ Lead by Maya Man

Spring Weekend: Puppenhaus.Treatment - Bohemian National Hall
May 12, 2019 - New York

[1st Floor Cinema] Join us for Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival's Spring Weekend presentantion of a stage reading of PUPPENHAUS.TREATMENT by Polish playwright Magda Fertacz. In "Puppenhaus.Treatment," Fertacz examines the issues of treason and collaborationism from the perspective of alternative codes of memory: "Traitors to the country," "collaborators," and "renegades" are World War II figures that have re-entered the national and political discourse of today. By constructing a theatrical fantasy about wartime, the artists are asking questions about the stigmatization, punishment and judgment of individuals who, for a variety of reasons, renounce heroism and refuse to fight and make sacrifices for their country. How is historical memory and moral evaluation of past choices and actions constructed? What are the limits of interpreting and fantasizing about history charged with trauma and heroism? How can collective memory be healed? "Puppenhaus.Treatment" by Magda Fertacz, translated by Artur Zapalowski, directed by Zishan Ugurlu. Free and open to the public. Space is limited, on first come, first served basis. RSVP online at Eventbrite.com.

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 12, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 12, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 12, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 12, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 12, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through May 12, 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."

Bound - Theater For the New City
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

In BOUND, Marigold Page is a Native American woman working to stop the construction of a wall along the US southern border that would split her Nation in half. When she meets John, a land surveyor, a romance blossoms. Further complications arise when an oil company attempts to build a pipeline through the same scared land. Marigold must face rogue border patrol agents, oil tycoons, and a hesitant tribal council as she struggles to keep her ancestral lands intact for future generations. Paralleling her fight are the events surrounding the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, the building of a transcontinental railroad through Indigenous lands, Manifest Destiny, and the redrawing of the Mexican-American border in the name of southern imperialism. Marigold is determined that history does not repeat itself.

The Bodyguard - White Plains Performing Arts Center
Through May 12, 2019 - White Plains

The Regional Premiere of London's hottest show comes to WPAPC! Based on the 1992 Oscar-nominated film that starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, this dazzling production is about a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of Whitney Houston's chart-topping hits from the #1 selling soundtrack of all time, including: “Queen of the Night”, “I Have Nothing”, “So Emotional”, “One Moment in Time”, “Saving All My Love”, “Run to You”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You”. REVIEWS “London’s Best Musical!” – Magic FM “Slick, sassy and so emotional, The Bodyguard is a hit! “One of the best West End shows I’ve ever seen” – Heart Radio

BLACK VELVET: Architectures and Archetypes - BAM Fisher
Through May 12, 2019 - Fort Greene

A former company member of Batsheva Dance Company and the 2018 recipient of Princess Grace Award in Choreography Shamel Pitts returns home to Brooklyn with his recent work BLACK VELVET: Architectures and Archetypes. The piece, which played to sold-out houses in NYC and around the world in 2017, is the second installment of the Black Series and a follow-up to his autobiographical solo Black Box. Comprising vignette-like solos and duets immersed in intense music, evocative lighting and complemented by the spoken word, BLACK VELVET is a theatrical meditation on transcending the boundaries of gender, race, love, friendship, and identity. This multimedia-infused work, choreographed by Pitts, is a product of a two-year collaboration with his performing partner Mirelle Martins and lighting designer Lucca del Carlo. The performance is accompanied by an exhibition of photographs by Mauricio Pisani, Alex Apt, Wilian Aguiar, and Rebecca Stella. Thu, May 9 at 7:30pm (Benefit Gala) Fri, May 10 at 7:30pm Sat, May 11 at 7:30pm Sun, May 12 at 3:00pm

BAMkids presents Glimpse by Oorkaan - BAM Fisher
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

BAMkids presents Glimpse by Oorkaan May 4 - May 12 at BAM Fisher What do colors sound like? Who can understand the moon? What does the sun say? How many colors does a dream have? Dutch company Oorkaan presents a visual concert that poetically and playfully imagines what music might look like if we could see it. Young audiences are transported to an enchanting dream world where jazzy sounds and colorful images play an exciting game with each other, and with you. A world in which music, images, technology, musicians, and audience members embark on a special journey-friendship. Featuring Oorkaan's original jazz-inflected compositions, including vocals, a double bass, and percussion, Glimpse is full of sensory surprises, offering a multitude of ways for children to connect to music. WHAT: BAMkids presents Glimpse by Oorkaan WHERE: BAM Fisher (Hillman Studio, 321 Ashland Pl)  WHEN: Sat, May 4 & Sun, May 5 at 10:30am & 3:30pm; Sat, May 11 & Sun, May 12 at 10:30am & 3:30pm Tickets for Glimpse are $16. For more information visit: www.bam.org/kids/2019/glimpse Photo, coverage, and talent inquiries contact Cynthia Tate at 718.724.8022 or ctate@BAM.org. 

AI: Are You Brave Enough for The Brave New World? - New York Live Arts
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

Live Ideas, New York Live Arts’ annual humanities festival of arts and ideas, will interrogate a future with AI, artificial intelligence, that promises to revolutionize human existence. AI: Are You Brave Enough for The Brave New World? unfolds across five days of discourse, performances, an exhibition, classes for adults and kids, and a HACK-ART-THON, bringing artificial intelligence to the general public from the perspective of its societal, cultural and artistic implications. Headlining the mainstage of this year’s festival will be the New York City premiere of discrete figures, the collaboration between Japanese companies Rhizomatiks Research and ELEVENPLAY, and American media artist Kyle McDonald.

Join an Interactive & Educational Island Adventure - Pip's Island
Through May 12, 2019 - New York,

Join a trio of adventurers on a fun-filled quest to save an interdimensional island from an army of malicious moles — and maybe even learn a thing or two along the way! Pip's Island: The Lighthouse Rescue is a one-hour immersive theatrical experience for explorers aged 4 through 10 and their families where the kids become the stars of the show. On this entertaining and empowering journey, you'll join your guides Pip, Pebble and Finn as they lead you through fun, interactive challenges that you'll work together to solve and progress the story. Full of music, live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters, Pip's Island: The Lighthouse Rescue is part theater, part children's museum and completely unforgettable.

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “AND THEN THEY WERE,” AND AN EXCERPT OF NEW WORK, “H.E.R” - The Flea Theater
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

Elisa Monte Dance (EMD), a renowned modern dance company founded by former Martha Graham principal, Elisa Monte and currently helmed by Artistic Director Tiffany Rea-Fisher celebrates its 38th anniversary season with the establishment of an Anchor Partnership at The Flea Theater located in Manhattan. This partnership offers itinerant artistic companies the ability to leverage The Flea Theater’s in-house support system and to further their artistic reach. This is EMD’s inaugural season as an Anchor Partner at The Flea Theater. For the company’s May 9-12 season, Rea-Fisher will present the world premiere of “And Then They Were” a meditative reaction to the turbulent nature of the world. This ethereal work celebrates the moments of beauty and light hidden in the everyday and is the first repertory piece for EMD, which incorporates pointe work into its choreography but stays true to the modern dance canon. Audiences will also be able to experience two excerpts. “H.E.R.” is commissioned by the uptown arts organization, Harlem Stage, as part of their celebration of the Centennial of the Harlem Renaissance and will premiere in February 2020. It pays homage to the artistic work and l... (read more)

Musical Theatre Factory presents High 5: Celebrating 5 Years of Being Down to FAC Hosted by Larry Owens - Town Stages
May 13, 2019 - New York

Musical Theatre Factory presents High 5: Celebrating 5 Years of Being Down to FAC Hosted by Larry Owens at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30pm Join Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) for a collective High Five celebration of the first five years of the magic that is the MTF with a gala hosted by Larry Owens at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC on May 13, 2019 at 7:30pm. MTF has come a long way in the five years since they were born in the back of a porn studio. From flying the coop and wandering the mean streets of New York, to finding their current home as a resident company of Playwrights Horizons, MTF has continued to serve musical theatre artists by creating spaces to collaborate outside the pressures of critical and commercial success. Their work dismantles oppressive ideologies towards collective liberation - through powerful and joyful story in song. To celebrate this growth the gala will be night filled with dance and song honoring Michael R. Jackson(A Strange Loop) and introducing the inaugural MTF Makers Cohort with work & performances by Troy Anthony (The River is Me), Jacob Jarrett (Wonder Boy), Melissa Li & Kit Yan (Interstate), ... (read more)

The Mosquito - Dixon Place
May 13, 2019 - New York

Curated & hosted by CBS Sunday Morning's Nancy Giles Hang out at the lounge at Dixon Place, the iconic & funky east-village theatre. Have a drink while checking out an early evening collection of musicians, writers, comics & creative types doing all kinds of things. Regulars include Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne, and MORE

Little Theatre - Dixon Place
May 13, 2019 - New York

The OBIE Award-winning Little Theatre—a more-or-less monthly presentation of new theatre, dance, performance & media, more-or-less curated by William Burke, Katie Rose McLaughlin, Shannon Sindelar and Jeffrey M. Jones.

NDI Celebrates Jacques’ Art Nest XIX: The New Masters: 21st Century Choreographers - NDI Center
May 13, 2019 - New York

National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization that has transformed the lives of millions of public school children through the arts, will host Jacques’ Art Nest XIX: The New Masters: 21st Century Choreographers on Monday, May 13th at the NDI Center in Harlem. Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights) and Jacqulyn Buglisi (Buglisi Dance Theatre) will take center stage in this next installment of Jacques’ Art Nest. Moderated by choreographer Christopher d’Amboise, they will discuss their previous work, inspirations and dancers from the extraordinary Buglisi Dance Theatre will perform the iconic dances choreographed by our guests of honor. And, of course, no event would be complete without the exuberant dancing children of NDI! Jacques’ Art Nest series is an intimate performance series, created and directed by Jacques d'Amboise, one of the finest classical dancers of our time. It is a home for exploration, creativity, and connections, where art and ideas are hatched, celebrated, and shared. Jacques created the quarterly series to bring together his contemporaries alongside the younger generation through an intimate one night only evening filled wi... (read more)

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 13, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

Organizer of Loved Well (Not Wisely): Paul Robeson and Uta Hagen's Othello - Organizer The New York Public Library For The Performing Arts At Lincoln Center
May 13, 2019 - New York

A collage of archival audio, photographs, semi-staged readings, and expert commentary transport you 75 years into theatre history. In October 1943, the Theatre Guild opened a revolutionary and courageous Othello, the first major American Shakespeare production starring an African American actor, Paul Robeson, opposite a white leading lady, Uta Hagen. As the play churned to its dramatic end, the tragic lovers shared the fateful kiss – Broadway's first interracial kiss. Hagen's career was forever changed, as her association with Robeson condemned her to the Hollywood blacklist. The production set the record for the longest run of any Shakespeare play on Broadway, a record which remains unbroken. Join us for an exploration of this historic and influential production, as we celebrate the centennial of Uta Hagen. (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. For free events, The Library generally overbooks to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recom... (read more)

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney's The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway's award–winning Best Musical.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 14, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

Guest Event: Film Screening > 79 Parts - The Slipper Room
May 14, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and ove Shot completely in 16mm, 79 PARTS is a gritty, period action comedy film that walks the audience back to a time of idiotic small-time hoods, loan sharks, scam artists, Feds, gamblers and illegal Irish and Italian immigrants. Director Ari Taub and cast members will be on hand for the Q&A. This promises to be a fun and unforgettable evening.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 14, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 15, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

Little Women at Primary Stages - Pay What You Can Performance - The Cherry Lane Theatre
May 15, 2019 - New York

Primary Stages welcomes back KATE HAMILL, playwright and star of our hit production of Pride and Prejudice, with her fresh new take on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of love and duty, Little Women. Jo March doesn't want to be like other girls; in fact, she's not even sure that she wants to be a girl. Jo is ambitious, rough around the edges, headstrong, and yearns for a future she can’t yet articulate. As the nation is torn apart by civil war, Jo and her sisters struggle with what it means to grow up. Gender roles, political beliefs, poverty, and even love itself threaten to break family ties, as the March sisters try to reconcile their identities with society’s demands. How do you stay true to yourself when the world wants you to become a perfect little woman? Pay What You Can Performance: At 4pm on the first performance of each run, 20 tickets will become available online for $1 each with code PWYC. These tickets will be available first come, first served with a maximum of two tickets per order. Duplicate orders will not be allowed, and any individual placing a duplicate order will have their order canceled. If the code is no longer active, it means that no seats remain for... (read more)

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 15, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
May 15, 2019 - New York

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney's The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway's award–winning Best Musical.

Guest Event: Deep Night with Dale - The Slipper Room
May 15, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Now in its tenth year, this live talk show is hosted by James Bewley in the guise of his garrulous alter ego, the turtleneck-wearing, essential-oils-peddling, wannabe-wellness-guru, Dale Seever. Each hour-long show is an opportunity for Dale to subject a panel of invited guests to his unique line of questioning. On this Deep Night, Dale welcomes actor Griffin Newman (The Tick), comedian Emmy Blotnick (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), actor Lindsey Broad (In The Dark), along with rapper and performer Sammus (The New Negroes) to talk about comedy, crystals, nerding out, and more. With music on the theremin by Cornelius Loy and dance from 96B Dance Theatre.

The Slipper Room Show: Glitter Gutter - The Slipper Room
May 15, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Smart and quirky variety and neo-burlesque hosted by Slipper Room founder, James Habacker.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 15, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 15, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 15, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 15, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 15, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 15, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

Celebrity Music Presents Country Night - 89 North Music Venue
May 15, 2019 - Patchogue

Featuring line dancing instruction with Leslie and Charlie playing all of your favorite country requests! No experience necessary. All ages welcome.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 15, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

Amateur Night at the Apollo: Top Dog - Apollo Theater
May 15, 2019 - New York

At this special evening of Amateur Night, winners from this spring square-off at the Top Dog competition for the chance to move one step closer to the winning title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize ($5,000 in the Child Star category and $20,000 in the Adult category) on November 27th! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 15, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

New York School of Burleque Student Showcase - DROM
May 15, 2019 - New York

New York School of Burleque Student Showcase

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 16, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 16, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Guest Event: The Hexentanz Cabaret Presents: Absinthe & Excess - The Slipper Room
May 16, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Dive into the decadent decade! Raise a glass to witchery and debauchery, as the Hexentanz Cabaret presents our unique tribute to the roaring twenties, Absinthe & Excess. Join the denizens of our madcap circus as we guide you through a world of sensuous stripping Salome's and star-crossed screen sirens, the corset-tight restrictions of Prohibition, and the lush delights of belly dance and black magic. There's nothing quite like it, so pour yourself a bit of the Green Fairy's potion and dance, fools, dance, into the new Jazz Age

Slipper Room Show: The Wiggle Room - The Slipper Room
May 16, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over The Wiggle Room! Named one of the "Best Burlesque Show in NYC" by Time Out New York

The Slipper Room Show: Stache Novak's Midnight Fingers - The Slipper Room
May 16, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over A Thursday night Slipper Room event, showcasing the imaginative yet disturbing talents of the wonderful weirdos and picturesque perverts of the LES burlesque and variety scene! Hosted by resident beefcake Stache Novak

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
May 16, 2019 - New York

Your kind of music. Your kind of musical.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 16, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 16, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 16, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

HYPE MAN: a break beat play - Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza, BPC
May 16, 2019 - New York City

Brought to us by the The Flea Theater, HYPE MAN: A Break Beat Play, addresses challenging issues of race and social injustice through the story of a mixed-race hip hop crew about to break through to the national stage. As they rehearse for their network premier a tragedy takes place in a band members neighborhood. The tough conversations that follow test their friendships, their collective moral compass, all amidst the beats of a pulsating hip-hop soundtrack. Content not appropriate for young children. Recommended for teens and adults. Rain or shine.

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 16, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Día! Diversity in Action - Moona Luna - Fort Hamilton Library
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Public Library and Apple Bank are hosting a series of programs to highlight the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Event is free and open to the public. A bilingual music extravaganza, Moona Luna combines American music styles of the 1950s and 1960s with Latino/African Diaspora influences and Spanish and English lyrics. Contact Fritzi Bodenheimer at FBodenheimer@bklynlibrary.org for more info.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 16, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 16, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 16, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 16, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 16, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

Ashita No Ma-Joe: Rocky Macbeth - Japan Society
Through May 16, 2019 - New York

Yu Murai, founder of the Theater Company Kaimaku Pennant Race, cleverly retells Macbeth through the 1960s mega-hit manga Ashita no Joe, providing insight into how the tale of one young man's rise from delinquent to professional boxer parallels that of the Scottish king. Littered with reimaginings of famous scenes from both works, this production is sure to titillate Shakespeare and manga lovers alike. Murai uses the mythos surrounding the boxer Joe to create a nonsensical theatrical production that cheekily smashes together two worlds fraught with angst and ambition.

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney's The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway's award–winning Best Musical.

The Slipper Room Show Includes Midnight Show - The Slipper Room
May 17, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Non-stop dazzling, daring, burlesque, magic, sideshow, circus, boys, girls… a little something for everyone.

The Slipper Room Midnight Show - The Slipper Room
May 17, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Late night risqué shenanigans for those who like to go all night long.

Friday Night Face Off - Theatre Three
May 17, 2019 - Port Jefferson

Friday Night Face Off is Long Island's longest running Improv Comedy Show, that the NY Times has called "Really Funny", "Quick Witted" and a "Late-night Hit!" Using audience suggestions, FNFO pits two teams of improvisers against each other in an all-out championship!! Think "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?" on about a dozen Redbulls and completely uncensored! FNFO performs most Friday nights at 10:30 pm downstairs at Theatre Three. We serve beer, wine and other refreshments, and there is never a drink minimum. Recommended for audiences 16 and up, due to adult content.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

Your kind of music. Your kind of musical.

The Slipper Room Show (Includes Midnight Show) - The Slipper Room
May 17, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Non-stop dazzling, daring, burlesque, magic, sideshow, circus, boys, girls… a little something for everyone.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 17, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

The Slipper Room Midnight Show (12am & 1am Sets) - The Slipper Room
May 17, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Late night risqué shenanigans for those who like to go all night long.

Heels for Queens with Twinky Boots - Champions Studios
May 17, 2019 - New York

Burlesque company Les Femmes Fatales partners with NYC boylesque sensation Twinky Boots to help aspiring divas master their Manolos with style and grace. This 1.5-hour workshop is for anyone who wants to look great and feel confident while dancing in heels, whether they plan to sashay on stage or conquer the club. Come! Strut! Slay! All ages and genders welcome, but space is limited. (Class begins at 1:15, but please check in at 1:00)

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 17, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

Dance Parade - The streets of New York City!
May 18, 2019 - New York City

That grand celebration of the art that we love - the Dance Parade - will take place Saturday May 18th.  On this 13th annual year, the celebration will begin at 12:35 PM at 21st Street & Broadway, with a Ceremonial Native American Circle Dance, led by Grand Marshal Louis Mofsie of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers.  Joining Mofsie as Grand Marshals are Bill T. Jones, Baayork Lee, and DJDara.  The parade of approximately 10,000 dancers representing over 100 styles of dance, will then dance their way down Broadway and through Union Square to Astor Place, where some of the groups will have a 40-second performance in the front of the grandstand set up at Astor Place.    All will continue east on St. Mark's Place and settle in Tompkins Square Park.  From approximately 3 to 7 PM, activities in the Park will include performances by many of the companies on 5 set-up stages, along with free lessons.  And watch for the Dance Parade Police, who want to see all toes tapping so they don't have to hand out "non-moving" violations!   Dance Parade's 2019 theme is "Movement of the People," which counters negativity, with walls and immigration, by recognizing that we are all immigran... (read more)

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents The Bronx Wanderers - Schimmel Center
May 18, 2019 - New York

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents THE BRONX WANDERERS Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30pm Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Rock and Roll Series with a healthy serving of classics from the '50s, '60s, and '70s featuring The Bronx Wanderers on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission. "If you liked Jersey Boys, you'll love The Bronx Wanders."  - The Vegas Voice The Bronx Wanderers perform a repertoire of classic rock and roll  from nearly every decade of the past 60 years, including classic oldies like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' "Sherry," Del Shannon's "Runaway," Dion and the Belmonts' "Teenager in Love," and more. Other music legends interpreted in their shows include KC & the Sunshine Band, The Animals, The Bee Gees, Tony Orlando, Bob Seger, and Billy Joel. They have released several albums, notably Still Happy Together, Echoes of the Past, and N... (read more)

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney's The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway's award–winning Best Musical.

The Slipper Room Show: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs - The Slipper Room
May 18, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over The show that started a worldwide movement. NYC's longest-running variety show and still the best.

The Slipper Room Midnight Show - The Slipper Room
May 18, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Late night risqué shenanigans for those who like to go all night long.

Family Workshop: Set Design - The Duke on 42nd Street
May 18, 2019 - Midtown

Design sets to build your own theatrical world. This workshop is inspired by Around the World in 80 Days and teaches performance skills that are used in the show!

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

Your kind of music. Your kind of musical.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 18, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

The Slipper Room Midnight Show (12am & 1am Sets) - The Slipper Room
May 18, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Late night risqué shenanigans for those who like to go all night long.

Teen Arts Week 2019: Technical Theater & Performance Workshop - Apollo Theater
May 18, 2019 - New York

Please join us at the Apollo Theater on May 18, 2019 for a special half-day seminar focused on youth (ages 15 to 21) who are interested in technical stage production and performing arts. In this exciting specialized seminar, aspiring performing artists and production technicians will have the opportunity to study under Apollo professionals as they learn the process of mounting a live production. This invaluable experience in the areas of stage performance and technical stage production will give participants the skills and knowledge needed to be successful within the arts and entertainment Industry.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Gsb Y Act out Theater Presents: Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr. - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
May 18, 2019 - Bay Shore

The timeless beloved classic comes to life with students of the Y Act Out Theatre School ages 5-12.

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 18, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

Mark Morris Dance Group Family Fun Series: Hip-Hop - Mark Morris Dance Center
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come learn a Hip-Hop routine and freestyle with your own moves in this style born in the South Bronx.

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Kaila and Noah's Housewarming Concert - The Duplex
May 18, 2019 - New York

After the four-year-long roller coaster ride that was Tisch Undergrad Drama, Kaila Wooten and Noah Dunton reflect on their collegiate journey through a night of songs and stories. Kick back, sing along to your favorite broadway duets, hear some original music, and maybe shed a tear or two. Definitely heckle these fake adults with words of encouragement. Come eat crock pot food with them in August. Small succulents are always welcome as gifts.

Love-Fest for Pud - The Duplex
May 18, 2019 - New York

Songs, stories, and laughter from Syracuse University Drama alumni to help our friend Andrew "Pud" Pudvah with medical costs. He's facing a health crisis with his customary good spirits, and we want to celebrate everything he means to us.

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

HOMECOMING: A Hip-Hop Cardio Experience - The Joan Weill Center for Dance
May 18, 2019 - New York

Ailey Extension’s Matthew Johnson Harris hosts an epic 90-minute Hip-Hop Cardio workshop on Saturday, May 18 in celebration of Beyoncé’s latest album. People of all dance and fitness levels are invited to this high-energy cardio class that will leave them sweating, energized, and feeling better than when they walked in. Students will get their heart rate up and tone the body by switching from dynamic to slow controlled movements, all infused with hip-hop swag. Get ready to pop, lock, and tone to the sounds of Queen Bey in a dance party that will make you forget you’re working out. HOMECOMING: A Hip-Hop Cardio Experience takes place at The Joan Weill Center for Dance – New York’s largest building dedicated to dance and the home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Space is limited, so sign-up today at www.aileyextension.com.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and the longest-running show in Broadway history.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

MARY, MARY - Gene Frankel Theatre
Through May 18, 2019 - New York

Mary is a compulsively wise-cracking magazine editor who uses her sense of humor to shield her insecurities, while Bob is an infuriatingly sensible publisher. Their marriage ended in divorce and they haven't seen each other in 9 months, but now Mary has been called back to Bob's apartment by their mutual friend and lawyer, Oscar, in the hopes that they can avert an audit by the IRS. Throw in Bob's young fiancée Tiffany; his old war buddy, the handsome and single film hero whose star is in decline, Dirk Winston; and one major snow storm--and we begin to wonder, will Mary and Bob recognize that they are soul mates in time to get back together before they each end up in the arms of another? Written by Jean Kerr Directed by Shay Gines Produced by Retro Productions

New York Shakespeare Exchange announces the next ShakesBEER - The Gaf
Through May 18, 2019 - New York

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) announces the next ShakesBEER, NYC's original Shakespearean Pub Crawl, on May 11 & 18, 2019 from 3-6 PM. The pub crawl begins at The Gaf (401 West 48th Street, NYC) at 2:30pm and moves to 123 Burger, Shot, Beer (738 10th Ave, NYC), The Waylon (736 10th Ave, NYC), and Perdition (692 10th Ave, NYC). Check-in is at 2:30 pm at The Gaf. Tickets are $49 and are available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4081927. Tickets include performance and four drinks (beer, wine, and select cocktails). $25 "sober" tickets are also available (use discount code "SOBER" at checkout), which include admission only. It's impossible to have just one! NY Shakespeare Exchange returns to Hell's Kitchen to serve up a fresh, new round of ShakesBEER, NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawls, in May. The latest edition of NYSX's wildly popular event, themed "The Games We Play!" will explore some of the great challenges, contests, and competitions in Shakespeare's most troubled dramatic relationships, including scenes from Hamlet, Henry IV Part 1, and The Merchant of Venice, and Much Ado About Nothing, directedby Martavius Parrish, Shane Breaux, and Ross ... (read more)

Ashita No Ma-Joe: Rocky Macbeth - Japan Society
Through May 18, 2019 - New York

Yu Murai, founder of the Theater Company Kaimaku Pennant Race, cleverly retells Macbeth through the 1960s mega-hit manga Ashita no Joe, providing insight into how the tale of one young man's rise from delinquent to professional boxer parallels that of the Scottish king. Littered with reimaginings of famous scenes from both works, this production is sure to titillate Shakespeare and manga lovers alike. Murai uses the mythos surrounding the boxer Joe to create a nonsensical theatrical production that cheekily smashes together two worlds fraught with angst and ambition.

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Nederlander Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

Aladdin is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The Slipper Room Show: Slippery Sundays Burlesque - The Slipper Room
May 19, 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.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

Your kind of music. Your kind of musical.

Kiss Me, Kate - Studio 54
May 19, 2019 - New York

Kelli O'Hara stars in the Broadway revival of this classic Cole Porter musical.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Huntington Y Act out Theater Presents: Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr. - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
May 19, 2019 - Bay Shore

The timeless beloved classic comes to life with students of the Y Act Out Theatre School ages 5-12.

Gsb Y Act out Theatre – Beauty and the Beast Jr. Mirror Cast - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
May 19, 2019 - Bay Shore

Performed by Y Act Out Theatre students

My Fair Lady - Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center
May 19, 2019 - New York

My Fair Lady

Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats - ShapeShifter Lab
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Monos Enojados (Bam Bam's combo) Perros Flacos (Jim's combo) Gatos Gordos (Zack's Big Band)

Be More Chill - Lyceum Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

The new musical from Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis arrives on Broadway.

Oklahoma - Circle in the Square Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

Daniel Fish's innovative new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic arrives on Broadway.

Frozen the Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

"Tony-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE refines FROZEN by putting the focus on emotion first. The bond between the sisters effectively and literally takes the spotlight. Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin's gloved hands, and DOUBTERS MAY JUST HAVE THEIR HEARTS THAWED." FROZEN is not intended for children under 4. The show is recommended for ages 8+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Beetlejuice - Winter Garden Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

A new musical based on the fan-favorite film of the same name.

King Kong - Broadway Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

Something big has arrived on Broadway

Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through May 19, 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."

Knock It Off!: A Farce - Theatre for the New City
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

What do you get when you combine a corrupt gynecologist, plastic surgery look-a-likes, a lascivious surgeon, a jittery liberal engaged to a staunch conservative, a flighty receptionist, a mysterious man hired for his sexual dexterity and a forgetful Holocaust survivor? You get Knock It Off!, a new farce debuting at Theater for the New City starting May 2nd. Karen Lynn Gorney, star of the movie “Saturday Night Fever” and “All My Children” joins the cast as Eyphah along with Peter Zachari, Lori Funk, Joey Mirabile, Nora Falk, Scott Ahearn, Amandina Altomare and Brian Anthony Simmons. Four years ago playwright Peter Zachari mounted the first version of this play, which was titled, Under the Knife. “When I originally presented this show we set the farce in modern day but it always felt like it could work in a different time period,” says Zachari. “Dr. Katz is a disgraceful gynecologist who will do anything for a buck so I thought, ‘What if we set it in 1973 when the abortion debate was swirling and the play opens on the day of the Roe v. Wade announcement?’ Now Katz has been secretly and illegally performing abortions for cash under the table and is dreading the Supreme Court d... (read more)

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Witness Relocation / Dan Safer: SURVEYS THE PRAIRIE OF YOUR ROOM - La Mama
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Dan Safer, a downtown maverick and the Artistic Director of Witness Relocation, returns to the stage as a lead performer in his work in Surveys the Prairie Of Your Room, a duet co-created and performed with leading WR company member Ae Andreas, featuring original music by OBIE Award-winning composer and longtime company collaborator Heather Christian. Titled after a David Bowie lyric, the work is composed as an uninterrupted, virtuosic movement sequence. Accompanied by Christian’s dreamy score and the original text by playwright Kate Scelsa (Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf) – delivered in the electrifying voice of Grace McLean – this highly kinetic and physically demanding piece is an exhilarating and healing meditation for the uncertain times. Presented as part of 2019 LaMaMa Moves! Festival.

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the 2019 Audition Weekend - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Actors: be seen by over 50 companies, casting directors and agents in a single audition ... Theater Resources Unlimited announces the 2019 Audition Weekend Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, 2018 at The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2019 Audition Weekend, Combined Auditions presented with sponsorship from BackStage, Actors Connection, The PIT and Reproductions.com on May 19 and 20 at The Peoples Improv Theater, 123 E 24 Street, NYC. Non-singing auditions will be held on Saturday, May 18 10am - 6pm with limited slots on Sunday, May 19 10am - 11am. Singing Auditions will be held Sunday, May 19 10:30am - 6pm (monologues will also be required). Standard registration is open until April 7, 2019 (postmark), and is $65 for non-TRU members ($50 for AEA and TRU members, or $130 for an Audition/Membership package). Late Registration opens April 8, 1019 and closes May 6, 2019 (postmark), and is $99 for non-TRU members ($85 for AEA and TRU Members, or $165 for Audition/Membership package). Registration is available at https://truonline.org/events/audition-event-2019/ New this year: to save actors expense, TRU will not require 60 hea... (read more)

Wine & Spring Celebration at New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through May 19, 2019 - Bronx

Warmer weather, beautiful blooms and even greater grapes — it's the perfect combo for any wine lover's weekend. At Spring Uncorked, you'll get to indulge all your Dionysus-like fantasies with some palate-pleasing wines from some of New York State's best vintners, all while surrounding yourself in the lush, springtime beauty of New York's Botanical Garden. Along with great vino to try, this celebration also boasts live music and entertainment, discussions on the science of winemaking, and a farmer's market featuring fresh local goods.

Soaking WET - West End Theatre
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Soaking WET, the dance series curator by David Parker and produced by Jeffrey Kazin, announce the May 16-19 performances o Soaking WET, featuring all female casts of creators and performers, led by choreographers Ellis Wood and Kate Digby, and writer Erika Batdorf. Program A: Ellis Wood Dance, May 16, 17 & 18 at 7 PM & Sunday May 19 at 2 PM. The Company will premiere "Earthbound," in which the dancers create various spaces by moving structures to form pathways, rooms and surfaces. Within these boundaries, they explore physical and emotional states of being such as heaviness, ecstasy, and confusion. Program B: Kate Digby, choreographer and Erika Batdorf, writer, May 16, 17 & 18 at 8:30 PM. The collaborators will present "The Red Horse is Leaving," written by Batdorf and inspired by the journals of her mother Thaya Whitten. The work travels through the dangerous territory of creative inspiration, sacrifice and clinical madness in the pursuit of artistic excellence and beauty.

Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play Tour - Beacon Theater
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Farewell Play Tour' is coming to Radio City Music Hall for 6 SHOWS from May 16-19! Tickets go on sale Friday, December 7 at 12pm. Stay tuned for presale info! Tyler Perry's "Madea's Farewell Play Tour" will be Perry's 21st stage play. In addition to Perry, the play will star Tamela Mann, David Mann, and Cassi Davis Patton. Perry made headlines last month when he announced that he would be hanging up Madea's wig in 2019, with the expected final stage play and the upcoming film Madea's Family Funeral, being released on March 1, 2019.

Friendly’s Fire - 14th Street Y
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

In a cabin in Alaska, Guy Friendly, a Gulf War veteran and bee-herder, has just had a tooth stolen during casual sex. His best friend Todd, a pawn-shop owner dressed as an astronaut, finds Friendly in a fevered state. Trapped by the snow, Todd has little choice but enter Friendly’s fevered dream, to unravel the events of the night before – and the events of the Gulf War that led Friendly to becoming a shut-in. An homage to Western movies, He-Man action figures, and the playwright's belief as a child that the Sesame Street Muppet Guy Smiley was in fact God, Friendly's Fire shows us to what lengths one man will go to preserve the sanity of his friend - a veteran who lost his brother in service to our country. Written by John Patrick Bray Directed by Anna Hogan Produced by Rising Sun Performance Company in association with the 14th Street Y The cast features Adeyinka Adebola, Johnny Blaze Leavitt, Ita Korenzecher, Desiree Pinol, Kyle Porter, William Serri, Hannah Taylor, and Matthew Weitz.

A Chorus Line - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
Through May 19, 2019 - Rockville Centre

Madison Theatre presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama-winning musical, A Chorus Line. A musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante centers on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

Fruiting Bodies - Theater Row
Through May 19, 2019 - new york

Fruiting Bodies is a fog-enveloped comedy about a family lost in the woods and searching for the road back, tackling limited visibility and the interfamilial politics of race and gender, pushed to extremes.

The Rare Biosphere - Calvary St George's
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

SEA DOG THEATER is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Chris Cragin-Day’s (Martin Luther on Trial) THE RARE BIOSPHERE, directed by award-winning Christopher Domig. THE RARE BIOSPHERE will play a 21 performance limited engagement at Calvary St. George's (61 Gramercy Park North, NY, NY 10010). Performances begin Thursday, April 25th and continue through Sunday, May 19. Opening Night is Sunday, April 28 (8 p.m.). Sophie, a Honduran-American teenager, comes home from high school to find that her parents have been deported. She immediately goes into bunker-down survival mode, trying to care for her younger siblings without raising suspicion and considering her next move. Her plan is complicated when Steven, a well-meaning friend, oblivious to the issues she’s facing, discovers and struggles to comprehend her situation. Sophie is an impressive student, a Dreamer, with plans to study Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University. She is fascinated with what is known as the “Rare Biosphere,” a term that refers to rare, previously overlooked, microbial species that play a crucial role in regulating Earth’s ecosystems. The play draws a parallel between our... (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.

Bucolic - Judson Memorial Church
Through May 24, 2019 - New York City

A darkly comedic musical based on bizarre, true tales of murder in a small Nebraska town. WHAT: Created and composed by Lauren Maul, 'Bucolic' is a darkly comedic musical based on bizarre true crime stories from her hometown in Nebraska. 'Bucolic' features disturbing yarns and feel-good music with all of your local Nebraskan favorites, including coach/priest Father John, Pam Dowd - the #1 Realtor in the Murder-Suicide House Market, Laura Smalls - a surviving member of the 4th grade class, and many more! Audience members are invited to get their church directory portrait taken after the show. Orange drink and animal crackers will be provided. Starring Lauren Maul, Michael Harren, Lady Kate Weber, Kiirstin Marilyn, Tim Girrbach, Thalia Robinson, and Jenn Wehrung. WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 8:30pm Saturday, May 11, 8:30pm Saturday, May 18, 7:30pm Friday, May 24, 7:30pm HOW: Tickets are $20 and only available at the door on the night of the performance. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime and seating is limited.

A Streetcar Named Desire - MISTER ROGERS
Through May 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

An immersive new staging, featuring the first Genderqueer actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois Set in the sultry and sweltering 1940's French Quarter of New Orleans, this immersive production invites audiences into the Kowalski apartment where young couple Stanley and Stella are joined for the summer by Stella's damaged, fading debutante sister, Blanche. In a play that famously pins the working class, alpha male Stanley Kowalski against the soft, privileged beauty Blanche DuBois, this production speaks to the divided state of the world today. Written by Tennessee Williams Directed by Kevin Hourigan The cast features Julian Alexander, Max Carpenter, David J. Cork, Isabel Ellison, Tony Macht, Yvonna Pearson, and Russell Peck. The creative team includes scenic design by Choul Lee, lighting design by Kate McGee, sound design by Ian Scot, associate director David Kahawaii IV, stage management by Ryan Juda, assistant stage management by Joseph McCabe, and producing intern Mary Sanders. Produced by Lisa Backwell, Ryan Guiterman, Joey Merlo and Brian Pollock. Tuesday, May 7 @ 8 pm Wednesday, May 8 @ 8 pm Thursday, May 9 @ 8 pm Friday, May 10 @ 8 pm Saturday, May... (read more)

DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE - Soho Playhouse
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Based on the classic novella, this original adaptation takes you to the dismal streets of London in the 1860s, where societal pressures silence a gentle doctor’s questions about the nature of morality. As the pressure intensifies, Dr. Jekyll takes matters into his own hands. However, things take an eerie turn when his experiment takes on a life of its own. Will his efforts save the world, or will they destroy all that he holds dear? After all, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde April 17 – May 26, 2019; Opening night is Sunday, April 28 The SoHo Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street Plays Wednesday - Sunday at 7 pm Running time is 85 minutes Tickets are $49, for more information and a full schedule and for more information about the SoHo Playhouse, please visit www.sohoplayhouse.com

Parsons Dance 2019 Joyce Season - The Joyce Theater
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

A “dance your heart out…kind of enterprise” (The New York Times), Parsons Dance dedicates its 2019 Joyce season to master choreographer Paul Taylor and pays tribute to him in the staging of Runes, a mesmerizing work performed by David Parsons in 1981 during his time as a member of Paul Taylor Dance Company. Also on tap is the New York premiere of Trey McIntyre’s Eight Women. Set to music by Aretha Franklin, this piece explores what McIntyre describes as “the truest possible part of the woman in every person.” Completing the program are three cherished Parsons works—Round My World, Nascimento, and Caught.

Pigeonholed presents the World Premiere of #yourmemorial by Emily J. Daly - HERE
Through May 26, 2019 - New York

Pigeonholed presents the World Premiere of #yourmemorial by Emily J. Daly May 9-26, 2019 at HERE Pigeonholed presents #yourmemorial, a new play written by Emily Daly and directed by Emily Lyon, from May 9-26, 2019 at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, NYC (entrance on Dominick, one block south of Spring). Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1009680 or by calling 212-352-3101. For more information, visit HERE.org. #yourmemorial is a play about what we choose to remember, what we refuse to see, and what it means to be real in the Facebook age. Lottie has always been that all-star student who's everyone's best friend. Fresh out of college, she's determined to change the world and make a difference. But when she's killed at her internship in Afghanistan, the Internet threatens to tear her memory apart. As fangirls, rubberneckers, pseudo-friends, trolls and her own social media fuel the digital storm, Lottie's friends will struggle over how and who gets to tell her story, and what her legacy should be.  Written by EMILY J. DALY, #yourmemorial features a cast of MEREDITH STARKMAN, SASHA LAZARE, JOHN DEWEY*, and ESMERALDA GARZA. The play i... (read more)

Broadway Revival of Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune - Broadhurst Theatre
Through May 28, 2019 - New York

Legendary six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Tony and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon return to the Great White Way in the new revival of the much loved Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Written by Terrence McNally (Kiss of the Spiderwoman), this intimate, two-person play finds humor and poignancy in an unlikely romantic pair. A short-order cook and a waitress, both damaged by love, hook up for a single night, but as their one-night stand stretches on, the couple begin to open up and maybe even take a chance on each other.

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)

Museum of Sex: New York's Most Stimulating Attraction - Museum of Sex
Through May 31, 2019 - New York

It's the most stimulating museum in New York! With its continuing mission to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality in a factual, informative and entertaining environment, the Museum of Sex features revolving exhibitions throughout the year. Currently you can discover Mariette Pathy Allen, who has been documenting, for over 40 years, the spectrum of gender expression. Pathy Allen's archive consists of thousands of photographs, countless interview transcripts, personal correspondence, and materials related to a career dedicated to supporting and documenting trans and gender-variant communities. You'll enjoy James Bidgood's exhibit Reveries. Bidgood was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1933, at the height of the Depression. From the time of his arrival in New York at age 18, he immersed himself in the underground worlds of drag, hustling and pornography. In the 1950s, Bidgood was a drag queen and set and lighting designer at the legendary New York nightclub Club 82. There's also Punk Lust: Raw Provocation 1971-1985, a survey looking at the way punk culture used the language of sexuality — both visually and lyrically — to transgress and d... (read more)

Spicy Witch Rep at The Flea - The Flea Theater
Through June 01, 2019 - New York

Spicy Witch Productions will present the World Premiere of The Virtuous Fall of the Girls From Our Lady of Sorrows written by Gina Femia (Princess Grace Award Finalist for The Mermaids' Parade; The Kilroys List Honorable Mention for Annie and the Fat Man), directed by Blayze Teicher (Trainspotting Live; Mother Knows Best with New Light Theatre Project) in rep with an audacious cut of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, adapted and directed by Phoebe Brooks (Hamlet the Hip-Hopera at FringeNYC, 2015) at The Flea Theater (20 Thomas Street New York, NY 10007), May 17-June 1. Performances for The Virtuous Fall of the Girls From Our Lady of Sorrows will be on Friday, May 17 at 7pm (press preview), Saturday, May 18 at 3pm (press preview), Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm (opening night), Thursday, May 23 at 7pm, Saturday, May 25 at 3pm, Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm, Thursday, May 30 at 7pm, and Saturday, June 1 at 7pm. Performances for Measure for Measure will be on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm (press preview), Sunday, May 19 at 3pm (press preview), Wednesday, May 22 at 7pm (opening night), Friday, May 24 at 7pm, Saturday, May 25 at 7pm, Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm, Friday, May 31 at 7pm, and Saturday, Ju... (read more)

Compagnia de' Colombari presents More Or Less I Am in celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday - Brooklyn Public Library
Through June 01, 2019 - Brooklyn

Compagnia de' Colombari presents More Or Less I Am in celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday "For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."  - Walt Whitman Compagnia de' Colombari, an international collective of performing artists founded and directed by Karin Coonrod,celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of America's most influential poet, Walt Whitman, with a revival of their acclaimed production More Or Less I Am. Performances begin May 18, 2019 at multiple venues throughout the five boroughs, with most performances being free and open to the public. More information can be found at www.colombari.org. More Or Less I Am is a music-theater piece drawn entirely from Walt Whitman's revolutionary free verse long poem, "Song of Myself," one of the original twelve pieces that comprise his 1855 collection Leaves of Grass. Conceived and directed by Karin Coonrod with original music by Colin Jacobsen, Kyle Sanna, Eric Jacobsen, and Alex Sopp, the piece involves fifteen performers of various ages, genders, and ethnicities (six instrumentalists and eight actor/singers, one child). More Or Less I Am includes passages spoken and sung in Spanish, among many ot... (read more)

Radiotheatre's 4th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Festival - St. John's Lutheran Church
Through June 01, 2019 - New York

Within 195 year old St.John's Sanctuary in historic Greenwich Village, amidst the flickering candlelight and fog, the award-winning, critically acclaimed Radio Theatre presents its annual celebration of master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, who had once lived nearby and attended this very church! Now in its 16th year, RT offers 14 of his greatest tales in repertory live complete with a fabulous cast, original orchestral music and amazing sound design.

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)

Brooklyn Music School Announces First Friday Sound Baths - Brooklyn Music School
Through June 07, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Music School Announces First Friday Sound Baths Fridays evenings: March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2019 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Open to Ages 16 & up Suggested $20 donation Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces First Friday Sound Baths on Fridays: March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7, 2019 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Registration is on a sliding scale, with a $20 suggested donation. RSVP at: https://firstfridaysoundbaths.eventbrite.com As part of the Brooklyn Music School's expanding Music Therapy offerings, BMS will be offering a series of four Sound Baths on the first Friday of each month starting in March. Sound Baths offer an opportunity to unplug from the on-going demands of daily life. With the sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, hand pans, gong, and other instruments, participants enjoy deep states of relaxation and meditation. Facilitated by BMS' Music Therapy Department Chair, Katie Down, Sound Baths are sonic meditations incorporating all the senses, based on the premise that we listen with our etheric, emotional and mental body and that through Deep Listening, we can self-heal, connecting with ourselves and each other while creating new neural pathways f... (read more)

This Spring, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life Celebrate Jewish Culture across the East Village with the 2019 Season of Jewish Culture - 14th Street Y
Through June 08, 2019 - New York

This Spring, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life Celebrate Jewish Culture across the East Village with the 2019 Season of Jewish Culture Celebration consists of a dozen interfaith, multi-faith, and Jewish Events NEW YORK, NY - Starting Saturday, April 20th and ending June 8th, Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life will join together in hosting and participating in a dozen events to celebrate Jewish culture, as part of “The Jewish Season of Culture.” These events will display the gorgeous breadth of Jewish art, religion, and culture and provide an opportunity for both Jewish and New Yorkers of all backgrounds with a way to engage with Jewish culture in an open, creative, and educational environment. Educational Alliance President and CEO Alan van Capelle said, “We are excited for another year of incredible programming during Educational Alliance’s Season of Jewish Culture. With our impressive roster of partner organizations, we look forward to showcasing the vibrancy of Jewish life in downtown Manhattan and celebrating its connections and contributions to the rich diversity of New York City.” 14th Street Y Executive D... (read more)

Double For Your Trouble (Gospel Musical Stage Play) - Oberia D. Dempsey Theater
Through June 08, 2019 - New York

A modern-day telling of the story of Job that follows the life of Ebony who’s faith is tested during difficult times.

DOUBLE FOR YOUR TROUBLE (Gospel Musical Stage Play) - Oberia D. Dempsey Theater
Through June 08, 2019 - NEW YORK

Double For Your Trouble is the modern day story of Job. Ebony, our modern day Job, has lost everything including her will to live. Can God restore and mend Ebony’s broken heart? Yes, He can! But will she allow Him to give her double for her trouble?

ORIGINAL SOUND - CHERRY LANE
Through June 08, 2019 - New York

A young Nuyorican beat maker calls out a rising pop star for ripping off his track. ORIGINAL SOUND is a fierce, funny, musical journey through the heart of an unforgiving industry. ORIGINAL SOUND will begin its limited run on April 30 and run through June 8, 2019, celebrating its opening night on May 9, 2019, at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC). It will play Monday – Friday at 7 pm; Saturday Matinees at 5 pm and 9 pm. NO SHOWS on Sunday (Exception: No performances on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27; Added show on Friday, May 31 at 5 pm & 9 pm). Running time is 90 minutes and tickets to ORIGINAL SOUND are $55 general admission ($45 previews); $85 premium tickets ($75 previews) and are available by visiting CherryLaneTheatre.org, by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting the Cherry Lane Theatre Box Office.

Dark Comedy The Bigot - The Theatre at St. Clement's
Through June 09, 2019 - New York

Jim's an equal opportunity bigot, whose intolerance extends to religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity and beyond. That he hasn't yet converted his adult liberal son Seth to his staunch beliefs is a source of never-ending frustration. It's almost as annoying as the two lesbians living next door. But an unexpected crisis is about to give his unshakable beliefs a serious rattling. Broadway vet Stephen Payne (Straight White Men, Of Mice and Men, Superior Donuts, August: Osage County) stars in this dark comedy at New York's Theatre at St. Clements.

“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.

Sincerely, Oscar - Theater Row
Through June 29, 2019 - new york

Sincerely, Oscar a new musical celebrating Broadway's greatest lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein. Sincerely, Oscar is a one-of-a-kind musical experience highlighting Oscar Hammerstein's journey to become Broadway's greatest lyricist. Through curated story-telling and imaginative performances, this visually stunning show utilizes cutting edge, 3D holographic technology and explores Oscar's amazing life in his words while weaving a melodious tapestry of over 30 of his greatest songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, Allegro and more…

Frozen: The Hit Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

Audiences just can't let Disney's Frozen go. After sparking family sing-alongs and melting hearts around the world, the two-time Oscar-winning film hit the Broadway stage, brought to life by an all-star creative team of Tony and Oscar winners. The songwriters behind the earworm to end all earworms — "Let It Go" — expanded the film's score with an avalanche of catchy new songs. Now this "jaw-dropping and poignant" spectacle (Variety) comes to St. James Theatre with "amazing special effects, eye-popping costumes and incredible performances" (Newsday). Don't miss this enchanting story of two sisters pulled apart by a mysterious secret, and the epic adventure that brings them back together.

Queen of Hearts: Baroque Burlesque Theater - Theatre XIV
Through August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Dive head first down the rabbit hole with this baroque burlesque extravaganza inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Known for their sexy, magical and immersive theater experiences, Company XIV's beauties will transport you to a dreamworld replete with exotic curiosities and sensual strip-tease. The intimate, decadent show combines circus, opera, magic, dance and imaginative cocktails inspired by your favorite characters and Carroll's delicious literary nonsense. Choreographed by Austin McCormick, Queen of Hearts is a one of a kind theatrical event sure to delight, amaze and titillate.

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.

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