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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week - September 16-September 23

September 16, 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.

Act One, Scene Two Directed and Produced by Diana DiCostanzo - The Tank
September 16, 2018 - New York

Experience the creation of an original play in real time! Each performance features a different guest playwright who's brought us the first scene of an unfinished play. We'll perform their scene for you while reading it for the first time, then improvise the rest - starting from Act One, Scene Two. Theater can't get any more live than this!

Midnight at the Masquerade - Hilton Garden Inn
September 16, 2018 - New York

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in New York and surrounding areas throughout New York. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! Bring friends or family, discover clues while trading them with other guests, and solve the mystery before the dinner is finished.

'12 Angry Men' Performed by 12 Impassioned Women - Theatre Row
September 16, 2018 - New York

12 ANGRY MEN was written by reginald rose in 1954, 19 years before women were permitted to serve on juries in all 50 states. On Sunday, September 16, hear the story told by women. 12 Broadway women will lend their impassioned voices and read this 90-minute classic about the power one person can have when they speak with conviction in our judicial system. After the staged reading, audience members, cast, and staff will have the opportunity to update their voter registration in anticipation of the November 6th Midterm Elections. Information will also be given about how to increase voter registration and voter turnout.

Stars in the Nights - Dumbo
September 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

We are excited to bring LA's hugely popular immersive theater production to Dumbo, Brooklyn this Fall. Stars In the Night begins on September 16, 2018, and tickets are available now. If immersive theater is new to you, let us take you on a ride. 12 audience members are taken to witness the fallout when a woman goes missing. Dumbo is the perfect place for this immersive theatre experience to unfold. From the old tobacco warehouses to the cobblestone street, the city becomes the perfect cinematic backdrop. Please join us for opening of Stars In the Night!"

Airborne Festival: Honoring the Legacy of Robert Davidson - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through September 16, 2018 - New York

• 1 Aerial Dance Mentor • 7 Artistic Seeds • 2 Performances Fly-by-Night Dance Theater Announces Airborne Festival – Honoring the Legacy of Robert Davidson Robert Davidson introduced expressive Aerial Dance to hundreds of artists in his lifetime. Fly-by-Night Dance will honor his legacy by featuring performances by Guest Aerial Artists from around the country who were deeply influenced by him. A video about Davidson and the Airborne Festival can be seen at: https://vimeo.com/281523401 PERFORMANCE VENUE AND DATES: Manhattan Movement and Arts Center 248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023 Saturday, September 15 @ 8:00 PM Sunday, September 16 @ 2:30 PM Tickets: $25 (advance) ? $35 (at the door) www.ticketfly.com ? (877) 987-6487

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through September 16, 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."

The Torso - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2018 - New York

WHERE AND WHEN: September 6 to 16. Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater) 155 1st Avenue. A world premiere presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2018. 9/6 6:30pm, 9/8 5pm, 9/9 8pm, 9/14 6:30pm, 9/15 5pm, 9/16 8pm Tickets: $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org Running time: 90 min. with no intermission. Critics are invited to all performances. When talented 20-something Danica moves to New York City to pursue a career as a musician, she assumes things will go off without a hitch. However, on top of her best friend Mary’s sudden turn towards all things mature, including such adult activities as grocery shopping, trips to the dentist, and entire afternoons spent not stoned out of her mind, Danica’s own overwhelming unemployment and lingering teenage bad habits take a toll. Soon, she begins finding mannequin body parts inexplicably hidden around her new apartment. Unsure if these sinister gifts are the work of a stalker or her own slowly slipping mind, she keeps the secret to herself and does her best to slog onward. As her dread mounts and Danica slowly begins to unravel, her friends becom... (read more)

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through September 16, 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.

Moving Bodies - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2018 - NY

Love and science - can a woman have both? Lorraine Liscio's provocative new play, Moving Bodies, directed by Myriam Cyr, centers around 18th century scientist Emilie, the Marquise du Chatelet, also remembered as the lover of Voltaire, and how she fought for love and science and why, as a woman, she was never allowed to have both. The cast features Lee Mikeska Gardner as Emilie du Chatelet and Saxon Palmer as Voltaire. Composer/pianist will perform live his original music as well as Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart.

Plucker - Access Theater
Through September 16, 2018 - New York

Company of Fools returns with another visceral and darkly comedic production to cap its 2018 season. For the first time, Company of Fools will be presenting a production as a member of the Access Theater’s Association Series, at the Access’s home on Broadway in lower Manhattan. Ever since Alexis moved in with her boyfriend, her pet parrot has developed a problem. What’s worse, the girl she’s been illicitly flirting with just showed up uninvited to their dinner party. And she might have bedbugs. And a secret past. PLUCKER is an old-school farce about a new generation dealing with the anxieties of commitment and co-habitation. PLUCKER combines a close examination of millennial angst and the woes of sex and relationships with elements of farce and bedroom comedy. The result of that marriage? A pointed, powerful, and visceral dark comedy that will make you laugh and question your life choices in equal measure.

Airborne Festival - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through September 16, 2018 - New York

· 1 Aerial Dance Mentor · 7 Artistic Seeds · 2 Performances Fly-by-Night Dance Theater Announces The Airborne Festival – Honoring the Legacy of Robert Davidson Robert Davidson introduced expressive Aerial Dance to hundreds of artists in his lifetime. Fly-by-Night Dance will honor his legacy by featuring performances by Guest Aerial Artists from around the country who were deeply influenced by him. PERFORMANCE VENUE AND DATES: Manhattan Movement Arts Center 248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023 Saturday, September 15 @ 8:00 PM Sunday, September 16 @ 2:30 PM Tickets: $25 (advance) ? $35 (at the door) www.ticketfly.com ? (877) 987-6487 Guest Aerial artists include: Jayne Bernasconi Anne Bunker / O-T-O Dance Nathan Dryden Melissa Noble Nancy Smith, Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Eileen Little & Dan Loeser / Fight or Flight Theater Also Featuring: Fly-by-Night performers: Janet Aisawa, Elise Knudson, Julie Ludwick, Martin Borromeo Live Music by Paul Uhry Newman Featured Artists: Robert Davidson’s dancing will be featured in the festival through films of his performances. Davidson was a master teacher, musician, aerial dance performer a... (read more)

Moving Bodies - Theater for the New City
Through September 16, 2018 - NY

Love and science - can a woman have both? Lorraine Liscio's provocative new play, Moving Bodies, directed by Myriam Cyr, centgers around 18th century scientist Emilie, the Marquise du Chatelet, also remembered as the lover of Voltaire, and how she fought for love and science and why, as a woman, she was never allowed to have both. Lee Mikeska Gardner appears as Emilie du Chatelet, and Saxon Palmer is Voltaire. On Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival.

The The - Beacon Theatre
September 17, 2018 - New York

The The performs at the Beacon Theatre on September 17th with special guest X O R D O X (Foetus / JG Thrilwell).

Once on This Island - 235 West 50th Street
Through September 19, 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.

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through September 23, 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.

Breaking Boundaries With Queer Tango - Arts On Site NYC, Inc.
Through September 25, 2018 - New York

This is a wonderful opportunity to break the conventional boundaries of Argentine Tango dance, and present alternative forms of choreographic expressions outside of its hyper-heteronormative form. Open to ALL – regardless of age, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity – including and especially those with no experience in Tango. We highly encourage everyone to attend all sessions regardless of experience, however, you are not required to attend the entire series in order to participate. We do require an advance notice if you know that you will be missing more than 3 classes.

'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

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

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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