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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week - October 7-October 14

October 7, 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.

Tango Night Ft. the Zinc Tango Trio - Zinc Bar
October 07, 2018 - New York

Come listen, watch or dance to the mystifying sounds of tango played live by the Argentine masters of this enchanting and mysterious music. 8 PM Open Beginner and intermediate dance class with Teacher Dennis $10 for 1-hour class Milonga is interwoven with recorded music throughout the night. The Enigma Tango Trio plays live with milonga throughout the night. A night of listening, dancing, and romancing!

Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero - Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
October 07, 2018 - Bronx

Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero presents "Flamenco Pasion". This group of elite artists, including Eduardo Guerrero himself, captivates audiences as they convey all of the different feelings of this temperamental and passionate dance. Eduardo Guerrero, critically acclaimed flamenco dancer and choreographer, uses his eclectic style, combining classical and contemporary Spanish dance, ballet, and contortion to express the depth of passion and skill exhibited in the many styles of this beloved, Spanish art form.

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through October 07, 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.

Broadway Close Up: Bound for Broadway 2018 with Liz Callaway - Merkin Hall
October 08, 2018 - New York

Don't miss your chance to see the next Hamilton before anyone else! An annual event eagerly anticipated by New York's most serious and knowledgeable musical theater fans, Bound for Broadway previews four of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters. Past Bound for Broadway shows have given theater fans a sneak peek at In Transit, Next to Normal, Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, Amelie and It Shoulda Been You. This fall, Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner LIZ CALLAWAY will introduce the creative teams behind four new shows and will be joined by a cast of Broadway stars who will perform songs from the musicals.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents American Ballet Theatre: Jessica Lang & Sarah Crowner - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through October 08, 2018 - New York

Sunday and Monday, October 7 and 8, 2018 at 7:30pm Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents American Ballet Theatre: Jessica Lang & Sarah Crowner on Sunday and Monday, October 7 and 8, 2018 at 7:30pm.   Since 1940, American Ballet Theatre has been a home for emerging choreographers and artists. This season, as part of the ABT Women's Movement initiative, choreographer Jessica Lang collaborates with artist Sarah Crowner, whose work is included in the Guggenheim's permanent collection, for Lang's third work for the company. Join Lang and Crowner, moderator John Meehan, and dancers from American Ballet Theatre for an intimate evening of dance and discussion prior to the ballet's premiere. The ABT Studio Company will also perform Le Jeune by Lauren Lovette.   Dancers: Sklyar Brandt, Blaine Hoven, Christine Shevchenko, Stephanie Williams, Joo Won Ahn (10/7) Sklyar Brandt, Blaine Hoven, Christine Shevchenko, Stella Abrera, Joo Won Ahn (10/8) Musicians: Emily Wong, Scott Ballantyne and Robin Zeh   See Sarah Crowner's Installation Audience members are invited to experience Sarah Crowner's site-specific installation inside The Wright restaurant at ... (read more)

'Stars in the Night' Immersive Experience - Dumbo, Brooklyn
Through October 11, 2018 - Brooklyn

Unraveling on the streets of Dumbo, Brooklyn, 12 audience members find themselves on an intriguing journey of love, loss, and life. The Firelight Collective brings its critically acclaimed and sold out 'Stars in the Night' to the streets and intimate spaces of Dumbo, Brooklyn. This breakthrough production, takes you into secret and unexpected environments and living spaces. Revealing a deeply powerful, engaging journey. ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE - All Participants must be 18 and present a valid ID - The Performance last approximately one hour and forty minutes without intermission - You may be touched by the actor(s) - The performance is delivered on a non-traditional set, including uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets, which may present tripping or other mobility hazards. - Parts of the performance will take place in public with unscripted encounters with people, cars, traffic, construction, etc. - Audiences will be standing for periods of time and should be able to walk a few blocks at a moderate pace. - Audience encouraged to wear comfortable shoes - The performance includes nudity of a non-sexual nature - Performances rain or shine

Flamenco Pasion - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
October 14, 2018 - Rockville Centre

Direct from Cadiz, Spain, Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero presents "Flamenco Pasion," a program specifically crafted for the North American audience. Eduardo Guerrero, critically acclaimed flamenco dancer and choreographer, uses his eclectic style, combining classical and contemporary Spanish dance, ballet, and contortion to express the depth of passion and skill exhibited in the many styles of this beloved Spanish art form. This group of elite artists, including Eduardo Guerrero himself, captivates audiences as they convey all of the different feelings of this temperamental and passionate dance.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through October 14, 2018 - New York

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

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through October 14, 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.

"American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland" By Connie Winston @ Dixon Place - Dixon Place
Through October 20, 2018 - New York City

After a one-day trial in 1945, an all-white male jury deliberates for under an hour and sentences Lena Baker to death for killing her abusive lover. Three days after being pulled over by a Texas State Trooper in 2015 for not using a turn signal, Sandra Bland was found dead in a Waller County jail cell. In a poignant, visceral 65-minute theatrical experience combining the two stories, Connie Winston's American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland articulates how little has changed in the relationship between Black women and the United States justice system in 60 years between the deaths of Lena and Sandra. This unapologetic personal accounting - written / performed by Winston and directed by Rhonda "Passion" Hansome - bares new awareness of timeworn atrocities. Six performances only - on Friday and Saturday evenings @ 7:30pm between October 5th and 20th. This Dixon Place commission is made possible, in part, with private funds from The Jerome Foundation, and public funds from NY State Council on the Arts w/the support of Gov Andrew Cuomo & the NY State Legislature.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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