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May 20, 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.

Unexpected Joy - York Theatre Company at St. Peter's
Through May 27, 2018 - New York

Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Jim Kierstead, Aria Entertainment, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Riki Kane Larimer, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, Drew Desky & Dane Levens/Michael Mills, William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu, joyfully announces a one-week extension of the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell) at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), where performances began April 24, 2018. Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran (Associate Director, Escape to Margaritaville), and with music direction by Beth Falcone (Les Misérables), the four-member all-female cast features Courtney Balan (Falsettos) as Rachel, Allyson Kaye Daniel (Sistas: The Musical) as Lou, Luba Mason (Pretty Filthy) as Joy, and Celeste Rose (Sister Act) as Tamara. Unexpected Joy is the story of three gen... (read more)

Amelia and Her Paper Tigers - Waterfront Museum
May 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

This biographical adventure highlights Amelia Earhart's determination and courage to challenge the status quo and follow her dream. The show aims to inspire young people as they begin to claim greater independence. Using acrobatics, song, dance, and primary sources about Amelia's life, the production addresses what it means to break the social mode and face one's fears.

Pratyaksha – Painting with Dance - Dixon Place
May 20, 2018 - Manhattan

Seven strong, creative, independent women of the Aalokam Dance Company will push the boundaries of Bharatanatyam with their debut performance at Dixon Place. Titled Pratyaksha, which means perspective in Sanskrit, the performance uses classic Indian dance pieces to explore, experience and expose western art movements and art forms including cubism, impressionism and romanticism, among others.

The Gruffalo - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
May 20, 2018 - Tribeca

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there's no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that's toured Britain and the world! Tall Stories of London. Ages 3 +

The 2nd Annual Chita Rivera Awards - NYU Skirball Center
May 20, 2018 - New York

Join Us For The 2nd Annual Chita Rivera Awards Honoring Carmen De Lavallade, John Kander, And Harold Prince NYU Skirball Center 566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012 Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:00 PM – Red Carpet Cocktail Party 7:30 PM – Performance/Awards 9:00 PM – VIP Reception For Tickets & Information www.chitariveraawards.com/tickets

Hip Hop Yoga Warriors & Mimosas - City Winery
May 20, 2018 - New York

HIP HOP YOGA WARRIORS & MIMOSAS is back and happening on Sunday May 20th at City Winery New York! Come enjoy a 60-minute energizing flow led by yoga instructor Jaimee Ratliff, all set to your favorite HIP HOP tunes. Mimosas will be served after class and wellness goodies will be raffled to attendees. Bring your own yoga mat. (mats are not provided)

Area 52 Presents: The Conspiracy Show - The PIT
May 20, 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.

Pinkalicious The Musical - Palace Theatre
May 20, 2018 - Albany

Based on the popular book, this is the tale of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her in the doctor's office with Pinkititis an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe.

New York State Dance Challenge Inc. - Broome County Forum Theatre
May 20, 2018 - Binghamton

La CancióN - Repertorio Español
May 20, 2018 - New York

"La canción" is the humorous and refreshing story of Rafa, a young man from The Bronx with a passion for music. One night, Rafa dreams of a song he has never heard before and when he awakens he inexplicably knows the lyrics to the song. Captivated by the song and with the desire to adapt it to urban music, Rafa embarks on a quest to find its author, but in his search unexpectedly discovers the truth about his origins. In this new musical, Rafa tells his story through an amalgam of musical genres from Rap to tropical tunes like Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.

Iconoclast Lineage - 92nd Street Y
May 20, 2018 - New York

David Parker, the tap-inspired choreographer, traces his roots, exploring the choreography of James Waring and Aileen Passloff. James Waring, a revered figure in New York's experimental dance world in the 1950s and 60s worked with and inspired many members of the Judson Dance Theater and beyond. Parker was introduced to his work while a student of Aileen Passloff's at Bard College in the 1970s. Passloff, a muse and colleague of Waring's, restages Waring's Octandra and her own Nocturne for these performances. Parker's kinship with Waring, an artist whose refusal to conform to preconceptions about high and low art, ballet and modern, popular and serious dance, inspired his own works, Violin Phase and excerpts from A Mouthful of Shoes performed on this program.

Summer and Smoke - Classic Stage Company
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, the local minister's daughter walks the line between piety and sensuality with the neighborhood doctor who grew up next door. Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of the award-winning Transport Group, helms this sultry Southern Gothic masterpiece marking Tennessee Williams' long-overdue CSC debut. BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS DIRECTED BY JACK CUMMINGS III CO-PRODUCED WITH TRANSPORT GROUP

Brooklyn '55 - Queens Theatre
Through May 20, 2018 - Corona

by Jeff Mandels Directed by Bill Russell As the Dodgers and the Yankees battle it out on the field, a blue collar Brooklyn family battles for its own survival. The father, a former minor league player, wants his sons to go to college. One of his sons has been invited to a Dodgers training camp, while the other will never be able to play ball. A doting aunt has her own amorous desires, as the mother tries to hold this scrappy family together. A funny, gritty and poignant tale of complex lives, Brooklyn '55 was part of Queens Theatre's New American Voices Reading Series last season. Performed in Queens Theatre's Studio Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm Sundays at 3pm

The Rainmaker - Sheen Center
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

A stage classic by N. Richard Nash from the golden age of American theater, The Rainmaker is the story of a charismatic stranger who arrives in town on a hot summer day, bringing hope to a drought-stricken town as well as a lonely spinster in this deeply romantic fable of love, longing, hope, and fulfillment set in the American West of the 1920's.

Waitress - Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Through May 20, 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 May 20, 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 May 20, 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 May 20, 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 May 20, 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 May 20, 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?

Iconoclast Lineage: James Waring, Aileen Passloff, David Parker - 92nd Street Y
Through May 20, 2018 - Upper East Side

David Parker, the tap-inspired choreographer, traces his roots, exploring the choreography of James Waring and Aileen Passloff. James Waring, a revered figure in New York's experimental dance world in the 1950s and 60s worked with and inspired many members of the Judson Dance Theater and beyond. Parker was introduced to his work while a student of Aileen Passloff's at Bard College in the 1970s. Passloff, a muse and colleague of Waring's, restages Waring's Octandra and her own Nocturne for these performances. Parker's kinship with Waring, an artist whose refusal to conform to preconceptions about high and low art, ballet and modern, popular and serious dance, inspired his own works, Violin Phase and excerpts from A Mouthful of Shoes performed on this program.

A Masterpiece of Comic...Timing - Clove Creek Dinner Theater
Through May 20, 2018 - Fishkill

New York producer, Jerry Cobb, has invited wunderkind playwright, Nebraska Jones, for an all-expense-paid trip to paradise. Cobb has invested all his money commissioning Jones' next play, which he believes will eclipse his Broadway debut – hailed by critics as a "masterpiece of comic timing." What happens when you've paid for the next hit comedy, but what's coming out of the typewriter is tragedy? In this "vintage" screwball comedy skewering an artistic life in the theatre, the line between comedy and drama comes under hilarious scrutiny and is found to be much narrower – and sillier – than you'd think.

The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
Through May 20, 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 May 20, 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.

Yellowman - The Billie Holiday Theatre
Through May 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

In Yellowman, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were young children. As their childhood connection matures into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother's poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being "yellow"—lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father. This seminal work in the american theater canon is a powerful examination of the intraracial tensions that impact communities and individual lives.

Come From Away - Schoenfeld Theatre
Through May 20, 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.

Tribeca Schooltime: The Gruffalo: Live on Stage - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
May 21, 2018 - Tribeca

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there's no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that's toured Britain and the world! Tall Stories of London." Grades PreK to 4th. Study Guide

Project Shaw - The Doctor's Dilemma - Symphony Space
May 21, 2018 - Upper West Side

The Doctor's Dilemma was Shaw's 1906 challenge of Art verus Science. In this highly entertaining play, Jennifer Dubedat idolizes her artist husband, Louis, who is dying. She goes to the renowned doctor, Sir Colenso, who has just invented a revolutionary cure to convince him that Louis' artistic talents make him worthy of saving. The doctor only has enough serum to treat one more patient and must choose between another noble doctor or the artist. Louis turns out to be a roguish scoundrel. In addition, the good doctor may have fallen in love with Jennifer. So, kill or cure? Shaw takes on the medical profession with his usual razor-sharp and uncompromising wit.

Jaws - Palace Theatre
May 21, 2018 - Albany

Jersey Boys - New World Stages -Stage One
Through May 21, 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.

Isadora for Adults - 92Y
May 22, 2018 - Upper East Side

Isadora Duncan's rich legacy at the roots of Modern Dance encompasses formal technical training, while tapping students' own creative resources for performance and the creation of new works.

Israeli Folk Dance: Open Session—Wednesdays - 92nd Street Y
May 23, 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.

Gallim: New Work - The Met Breuer
Through May 24, 2018 - New York

"Her viscerally physical movement wrings every inch of life from her dancers—and you'll be holding your breath, too." —New York Magazine Andrea Miller, The Met's 2017-18 Artist in Residence and choreographer and artistic director of the "excellent, inventive, impressive" (The New York Times) dance company Gallim creates a visceral and emotionally charged new work, which will be created in front of a live audience

Exquisita AgoníA - Repertorio Español
May 25, 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.

In the Heights - Harlem Repertory Theatre
May 26, 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.

Exquisita AgoníA - Repertorio Español
May 26, 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.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
Through May 26, 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.

Exquisita AgoníA - Repertorio Español
May 27, 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.

Tamra Wasserman presents... 'My Life Story: A One Night Theatrical Event' - PIT Striker Mainstage
May 27, 2018 - New York

When Tamra Wasserman is cast as Reporter #2 in her high school production of Anything Goes, she realizes that her sensational talents are being maliciously ignored by her fascist theater teacher. Naturally, as the most talented stage performer at her high school, Tamra decides to take matters into her own hands. She sets out to prove to the world that she is a STAR by writing, directing, producing and starring in the world's most innovative and important play, "My Life Story: A One-Night Theatrical Event." Part autobiographical, part experimental and all unwarranted, Tamra's life hilariously unfolds before our eyes with the help of some friends. That is, until things don't go according to plan…

Animaniacs Live! Starring Rob Paulsen & Randy Rogel - Joe's Pub at The Public
Through May 27, 2018 - New York

Animaniacs LIVE! is a musical revue starring original cast member Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain), accompanied by Emmy-winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those memorable songs you STILL can't remove from your brain pan. Running through a playlist of Animaniacs hits, there's even an updated version of 'Yakko's World' featuring newly christened countries as they have come to be. Featuring 20 songs from the run of the show, songs like 'Yakko's World' and 'I'm Mad' and set along cued up clips, Animaniacs LIVE! promises to help you relive the show's 90's glory. With over 2,000 half-hours of animation credits, Rob's versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Donatello (Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"), Yakko Warner, Pinky and Dr. Scratch 'n' Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series "Animaniacs". Randy Rogel is a three time Emmy winner, who began as an original writer on Batman: The Animated Series, before joining the staff of Animaniacs writing most of the songs and many of the scripts. Animaniacs LIVE! is based on the beloved WB cartoon Animaniacs which delighted television audiences from... (read more)

A Brief History of Women - 59E59 Theatres
Through May 27, 2018 - New York

A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over sixty years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen. From his first unsettling encounter as a very young man in 1925 to an unexpected reunion late in life, Anthony Spates' romantic progress is charted in this hilarious and gently touching comedy. The fireworks, love, and loss come at the funniest moments in this brand new classic Ayckbourn comedy.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Through May 27, 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.

Hello, Dolly! - Shubert Theatre
Through May 27, 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.).

Twelfth Night - Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Through May 27, 2018 - Brooklyn

By William Shakespeare Directed by Maria Aitken May 10-27, 2018 "If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On!" This Beloved Comedy Is an Engaging Mixture of Mischief, Unrequited Love and Gender Confusion—All Interwoven with Music and Some of Shakespeare's Most Beautiful Language. Shipwrecked in the Alluring Country of Illyria, Twins Viola and Sebastian Each Believe the Other Dead and Embark on Parallel Adventures of Mistaken Identity and Self-Discovery. Tony Nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) Directs This Co-Production of the Alumni of the Acting Company and Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (Rep).

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents IDACO nyc - Italian DAnce Connection: A Co-Presentation with Flusso Dance Project & The Italian Cultural Institute - Baruch Performing Arts Center
Through May 27, 2018 - New York

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents IDACO nyc - Italian DAnce COnnection A Co-Presentation with Flusso Dance Project & The Italian Cultural Institute May 24 - 27, 2018 at Baruch Performing Arts Center Baruch Performing Arts Center presents IDACO nyc from May 24-27, 2018 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, (enter 25th Street between 3rd & Lexington avenues) NYC. Tickets are $30 general admission and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/IDACO2018. IDACO nyc is an international, collaborative dance and art event in its fourth year. A wide variety of performative experience with more than 24 dance companies, artists and filmmakers to participate. Presentations will include film screenings, intermission dance performances in theater-specific spaces, a photo exhibit and a free opening event on Wednesday, May 23rd at 6pm at the Italian Cultural Institute. In 2018, IDACO nyc focuses on ideas of intersection and junction, with particular attention to dialogues between countries. As new barriers are built, IDACO nyc facilitates meeting, joining and traversing distances, creating a zone in between, a shared space for artists of diverse nations to come closer to o... (read more)

Once on This Island - 235 West 50th Street
Through May 30, 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.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces 2017-2018 Season - New York City
Through May 30, 2018 -

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a renowned international touring dance company led by Chinese American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, announces an exciting 2017-18 season.    The season will begin at American Dance Guild's 60th Year Anniversary in Citigroup Theatre at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York. Ms. Chen will then go to Case Western Reserve University to adapt one of her signature dances, Bamboo Prayer, on the Dance Department students in their prestigious MFA program. In the 2017-2018 season, the Company will continue to be in residence at the New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ with extensive community activities including dance curriculum planning, teaching and rehearsing, research and choreography.  The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is honored to have been selected in two prestigious regional arts presenter conference this year. First, by Southern Arts to appear in the annual Performing Arts Exchange's prestigious juried showcase program at the Rialto Center in Atlanta on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:30pm. On October 18 at 9:30pm, the Company will be performing in Arts Northwest's juried showcase in Seattle, WA. In January and February 2018, to c... (read more)

Operation Crucible - 59E59 Theatres
Through May 31, 2018 - New York

"Sheffield was on fire. It was glowing orange, like hell, like a furnace, like steel." On the December 12, 1940, during World War II, a single bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood proudly in Fitzalan Square in Sheffield, from seven stories to just 15 feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotel's cellars withstood the blast. Trapped within it were four men.

Tremor - 59E59 Theatres
Through May 31, 2018 - New York

Sophie and Tom's relationship fell apart in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Four years later, as they come face to face once again, the aftershocks of that fateful day can still be felt. Tremor is an intense new play about how we choose to see things and live in a world riven with tension, anxiety, and division.

Witch, Please! - The PIT
Through June 02, 2018 - New York

Barbara is your average 16 year old girl in 1684 Boston Neck Massachusetts. Her neighbor, Stephen (classic fuckboy), has been in love with her for years but, all Barbara wants is to keep to herself and maybe churn some butter. Now that they are of marrying age, his pursuits have become more aggressive. Barbara is forced to confront Stephen directly. Stephen, thinking he is God's gift to Earth, can't believe the rejection and suspects witchcraft is keeping the two apart. He takes Barbara to court, where she is tried for her life.

New York City Ballet Spring 2018 - David H. Koch Theater
Through June 03, 2018 - New York

A special highlight in Spring 2018, the three-week Robbins 100 pays tribute to Founding Choreographer Jerome Robbins on the centennial of his birth, featuring a collection of his most celebrated works. Rounding out the spring performances are two all-Balanchine programs featuring some of his greatest masterpieces, a program of contemporary hits, and a weeklong run of the full-length Coppélia, a beloved comedic ballet featuring a delightful tale of buoyant romance and mistaken identity.

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
Through June 03, 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.

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival - La Mama
Through June 03, 2018 - New York

Now in its 13th season, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival is presented at The Ellen Stewart Theatre and the Downstairs Theatre & Lounge. This season's programming continues to support La MaMa's commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience's perception of dance, and will feature performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums which address dance artists' engagement with the current political climate, as well as honoring diasporic histories and legacy, ancestral inspirations and inter-generational dialogue.

The Beast in the Jungle - Vineyard Theatre
Through June 10, 2018 - New York

From legendary composer John Kander, Tony Award-nominated playwright David Thompson, and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, comes a stunningly original new work — fusing dance, drama and music. Adapted from Henry James' classic 1903 novella, THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE is the story of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents. With a waltz-inspired instrumental score, and dazzling choreography that traverses the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance, this powerful and romantic tale of love and loss reunites the remarkable creative team behind The Vineyard's acclaimed THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, and features Teagle F. Bougere (A RAISIN IN THE SUN), former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko ("The Americans"), Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman (RAGTIME), and Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN).

Tolkien and Lewis: Of Wardrobes and Rings - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through June 14, 2018 - New York

The New York premiere of a new play by David Payne J.R.R Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, the two great lions of literary fantasy, meet one last time at Oxford's "Bird and Baby" pub. Unresolved disagreements and estrangements are thawed by humor, confession and reconciliation. Remarkable lives. Memorable theater.

Lewis and Tolkien: Of Wardrobes and Rings - Sheen Center
Through June 14, 2018 - New York

The New York premiere of a new play by David Payne J.R.R Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were lions of 20th century British fantasy, giants of a literary genre that reached millions of readers, young and old alike, with mystifying adventures to entertain and deep truths to move people's hearts.C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) and J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings) were also distinguished faculty members at Oxford University and participants in a literary group known as The Inklings. Their robust philosophical discourse served an uncommon friendship that was not without its differences. Life's circumstances and sometimes unresolved disagreements forced an uncomfortable season of estrangement. In Wardrobes and Rings we join "Jack" and "Tollers," as they knew each other, at Oxford's historic Eagle and Child pub for one last visit, tempered by thawing humor, confession and reconciliation. Remarkable lives. Memorable theatre.

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

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)

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

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.

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.

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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