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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Weekend - April 13-April 15

April 9, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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From the NYC Ballet and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the Metropolitan Playhouse and the Metropolitan Opera, there's no shortage of theatre and dance performances in the city. Learn about all the weekend theatre and dance in New York City by checking out this City Guide listing article.

A Raisin in the Sun - Harlem Repertory Theatre
April 14, 2018 - New York

The HRT is honored to once again include Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking New York Drama Critics' award-winning drama, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in its current season. The play's social impact transcends generations and cultures with universally recognizable themes and characters. This iconic piece of African American dramatic literature will move audiences of all ages with its passion, humor, and humanity. In his memoir, The Price Of The Ticket, author and activist James Baldwin expresses that, "Hansberry believed in her soul that art contained the energy necessary to produce action – action she believed was essential to creating social change".

Tap (Open Level) - 92Y
April 14, 2018 - Upper East Side

The class is designed for those who have accomplished the basic tap foundations.We offer a blend of styles in our tap classes, ranging from the classic Broadway Tap moves of 42nd Street and Fred Astaire movies to the freestyle Rhythm Tap made popular by Savion Glover! Learn the basics and get your body moving in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Spend six weeks learning basic tap vocabulary, class etiquette and proper warm-up techniques.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
Through April 14, 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.

Dance UP! Teen Choreographers from across the US - 92nd Street Y
April 15, 2018 - New York

Meet the next generation of dance artists. Teen choreographers selected from across the United States, representing various dance disciplines, present their work

Doktor Kaboom's Look Out! Science Is Coming! - Queens Theatre
April 15, 2018 - Corona

A Queens Theatre favorite returns! Doktor Kaboom is an over the top German physicist with a passion for science that knows no bounds. Sporting chrome goggles, orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children with an explosive comedic style that is guaranteed to please every crowd. His improvisational skill promises no two shows will ever be the same. Nothing says science like KABOOM!

Broadway In Binghamton presents 'Dirty Dancing' - Broome County Forum Theatre
April 15, 2018 - Binghamton

IRTY DANCING IS BACK! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring 35 hit songs, including "Hungry Eyes", "Hey Baby", "Do You Love Me?" and the heart stopping "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life". It's the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday in New York's Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, she shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny's leading lady both on... (read more)

The Wizard of Oz – Affordable Family Theater - St. George Theatre
April 15, 2018 - Staten Island

Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto, as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination! Ages 4-12 Meet and greet with the performers in the lobby after the performance!

Swan Lake by The Russian National Ballet Theater - Lehman Center For The Performing Arts
April 15, 2018 - New York

The Russian National Ballet brings the world's most beloved ballet gloriously to life with Tchaikovsky classic score! This classic production debuted in 1877 and is often called the national ballet of Russia. The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom. The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies of Russia. This esteemed Russian company brings to the stage one of the most magical and well-known works from the classical ballet repertoire. With choreography by Petipa and an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, it is easy to see why Swan Lake continues to earn the adoration of classical ballet enthusiasts. Swan Lake is one of the most popular and beloved of all ballets. Presented by a vibrant company deeply dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet, this full-length fantasy ballet tells the story of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents Ruddigore - Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
Through April 15, 2018 - Upper East Side

Thanks to an ancestor who loved torturing witches, the Baronet of Ruddigore is cursed – if he doesn't commit a crime every day, his life will end in agony, and the curse will be handed down to the next in line. No wonder he doesn't stick around to follow through with his destiny, leaving the title and the curse with his younger brother. But when the ghosts of Baronets past reveal themselves in the Ruddigore Castle picture gallery? he's forced out of hiding and back into the role of daily criminal. But destiny and curses aren't the most flexible of things, so the clever Baronet must figure out a way to make everyone happy in the end, especially himself.

Hello, Dolly! - Shubert Theatre
Through April 15, 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.).

Callback Series 2018 - Teatro Círculo
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

"Seis" by Federico Roca ::: A moving play about six unresolved cases of transgender women killed in Uruguay ::: with Carmen Borla, María Fontanals, Javier Figueroa & Jerry Soto

The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide - Access Theater
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

In the wake of a school-wide tragedy, one fourth grade class comes together to present a play written by their fallen class-mate, Johnny. Inspired by the love-suicide plays of Kabuki theatre, this stunningly musical, disturbingly comedic piece explores trauma through the eyes of a child. Join Director Jonathan Schlieman, Producer Alexis Confer and the amazingly talented cast and crew for a not to miss theatrical performance. Get your tickets today! https://4thgraderspresent.bpt.me/ Featuring: Ari Shapiro* - Johnny Amelia Windom* - Sally Ellen Cheney - Rachael EmJ Nelson - Brenda Erin Marsz - Lucy Law Motomi Tanaka - Singer Ted Serro - Mike Rice *courtesy of Actors Equity Artwork by: Cecilia Faraut Original Score by: Tom Lee

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
Through April 15, 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.

Three Small Irish Masterpieces - Irish Repertory Theater
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

A simple policeman looks into his heart and turns himself into a wide-eyed folk hero. A hungry trickster makes a hearty meal of a stone and a song. A poignant tale is told of a solitary man washed up by the sea on the faraway coast of Donegal. This is the stuff of which great drama can be wrought. A one-act play can achieve a kind of greatness. If that one-act play is written by John Millington Synge, Lady Gregory, or William Butler Yeats, surely it has a head start in that direction. With their romantic views of the past, and their wondrous sets of laws and techniques, these three plays, lovingly presented, full of politics, wild humor, unique displays of language, and finally, deep tragedy, come as close as can be to masterworks.

The Winter's Tale - Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Through April 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

In Her Productions for Tfana of Othello, King Lear, Ibsen's a Doll's House, and Strindberg's the Father, Arin Arbus (2017 Obie Award, the Skin of Our Teeth), Brilliantly Explored Marriage, Jealousy, and Family. Now, for the First Time, She Stages Shakespeare's the Winter's Tale, a Haunting Late Romance That Is Half-Tragedy, Half-Comedy. a Tyrant's Accusations of Infidelity, a Shattered Family and Marriage, Miraculous Rescue of Children, a Thief so Clever We Take His Side, Time Personified, a Statue Magically Sprung to Life, And, Not to Forget, a Ferocious Bear: Only Shakespeare Could Make a Story as Fantastically Eventful and Improbable into Cohesive, Soul-Stirring Drama.

The Edge of Our Bodies - 59E59 Theatres
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

This "vibrant, funny, and a little dangerous" (Chicago Tribune) theatrical event follows 16-year-old Bernadette, an aspiring young short story writer as she journeys through New York City and teeters on the verge of adulthood. A unique coming of age story, this play by acclaimed American writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp examines our teenage years, at times uncertain, always full of yearning, and empowered by devastating events.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU - Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
Through April 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts announces seven performance at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn for the 2017-18 season Featuring jazz performances by the Tierney Sutton Band, Kenny Barron, and Alicia Olatuja, the return of seasonal favorites Lunar New Year Celebration and Step Afrika, and more! Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is thrilled to announce a series of seven performances at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn as part of its 2017-18 season. Brooklyn Center will announce additional performances in the fall in conjunction with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.   "We are thrilled to continue our commitment to presenting world-class artists to the diverse communities of  Brooklyn," said Jon Yanofsky, the Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. "Since our home base of Whitman Theatre will be closed for twelve months for much-needed structural repairs, the upcoming season will be presented in two alternative spaces, allowing us the opportunity to share more intimate arts experiences with our audience." The season opens on October 21, 2017 with the Tie... (read more)

The Seafarer - Irish Repertory Theater
Through May 13, 2018 - New York

After losing yet another job, Sharky has returned home to Dublin to build a new, sober existence with his cantankerous elder brother, Richard, recently blinded in a drunken accident. But it's Christmas Eve, and the drinks are flowing as old friends convene for an annual game of poker. This year, an immortal stranger from Sharky's past arrives, raising the stakes to eternal consequence. Written by Irish Playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, Shining City), The Seafarer premiered at London's Royal National Theatre in 2006 and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Play. It premiered on Broadway in December of 2007, where it was nominated for four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Play. This will be Matthew Broderick's second production with Irish Repertory Theatre, the first in McPherson's Shining City in 2016.

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)

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.

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.

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)

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through January 28, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through February 04, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through February 11, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through February 18, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through February 25, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through March 04, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

A Bronx Tale - Longacre Theatre
Through April 08, 2019 - New York

A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical that takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

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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