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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Weekend - August 11-August 13

August 7, 2017 - 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.

The Museum Workout - The Met
Through August 13, 0201 - New York

A MetLiveArts Commission Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes & Company Narration and route created by Maira Kalman "Madame X, meet Ladies in Sequined Dresses and Sneakers." —The New Yorker Part gallery tour, part dance performance, part workout, The Museum Workout is "a tour that leaves its audience-members-slash-participants both sweaty and inspired" (Dance Spirit). After two sold-out runs, the work returns for a limited run because, "turns out, a little music and movement really can make you see things differently" (WNYC). All Workout dates. Made possible by TOMS Capital and Positive Prescription. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

The Museum Workout - The Met
August 11, 2017 - New York

A MetLiveArts Commission Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes & Company A MetLiveArts Commission Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes & Company Narration and route created by Maira Kalman "Madame X, meet Ladies in Sequined Dresses and Sneakers." —The New Yorker Part gallery tour, part dance performance, part workout, The Museum Workout is "a tour that leaves its audience-members-slash-participants both sweaty and inspired" (Dance Spirit). After two sold-out runs, the work returns for a limited run because, "turns out, a little music and movement really can make you see things differently" (WNYC). All Workout dates. Made possible by TOMS Capital and Positive Prescription. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

Theater of the Resist - The Met
August 11, 2017 - New York

Film: Strong Island (2017) MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents a nine-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and film from communities that are outside the hegemony. Hosts include: political journalist and musician Kali Holloway, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and musician and NYPR host/podcaster Helga Davis. Performances are free with Museum admission. Advanced registration recommended. This program is offered Free with Museum Admission, thanks to Janet and Howard Kagan and The Fan Fox & Lesley R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. The series is made possible by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.

Hip Hop Dance Aerobics - Brooklyn Bridge Park
August 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with Hip-Hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves. EVENT DETAILS: Fridays at 7 pm, July 7 - August 11 GRANITE TERRACE EVENT INFORMATION A cardiovascular workout using urban upbeat Hip Hop music. This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping. A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Anklepants Promise Land, Fascinator, Leviticus Pharoah - Baby's All Right
August 11, 2017 - New York

Multi instrumentalist, instrument builder, film maker and singular member of Anklepants the creature Born in 2008 but producing music in other forms for over a decade beforehand, has steadily released over 20 singles, EPs and full-length albums on various labels worldwide.Residing and touring in Europe for nearly a decade with performances in over 20 countries and recently completing his 2nd Headlining national U.S.A tour found Reecard Farche? billed alongside Artists such as Aphex twin and Bjo?rk.His distinctive face?_and_sound rose to notoriety through his notorious Boiler Room set, June 2014 in Berlin. Anklepants live habitat relies on Heavily engineered self built electronic instruments and software completely unique to his species, Working in coding environments such as MaxMsp, Reecard Farche? creates input devices to allow him to work amidst an Augmented reality, turning the space around him into a multi dimensional instrument with over 50 simultaneously inputs from the entire body to drive effect modulations trigger and arrange as-well as driving animatronic and led feedback the newest additions completed September 2016 are face?_control_5 microphone and face?_control_sui... (read more)

Ailey Experience NYC Jr. - Ailey Extension
Through August 11, 2017 - New York

Young dancers between 8-12 years old can experience a variety of techniques during this one-week workshop, including ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, Horton, and Broadway jazz. Each class is designed to encourage creativity and help each child gain confidence in a non-competitive environment. No prior dance experience is required. Twelve world class instructors from Ailey Extension and The Ailey School lead the training sessions, including Ailey II dancer Terri Wright. Time: 10am-3pm Ages: 8-12 years old

Hip Hop Dance Aerobics - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with Hip-Hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves. EVENT DETAILS: Fridays at 7 pm, July 7 - August 11 GRANITE TERRACE EVENT INFORMATION A cardiovascular workout using urban upbeat Hip Hop music. This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping. A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

The Museum Workout - The Met
August 12, 2017 - New York

A MetLiveArts Commission Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes & Company Narration and route created by Maira Kalman "Madame X, meet Ladies in Sequined Dresses and Sneakers." —The New Yorker Part gallery tour, part dance performance, part workout, The Museum Workout is "a tour that leaves its audience-members-slash-participants both sweaty and inspired" (Dance Spirit). After two sold-out runs, the work returns for a limited run because, "turns out, a little music and movement really can make you see things differently" (WNYC). All Workout dates. Made possible by TOMS Capital and Positive Prescription. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

Theater of the Resist - The Met
August 12, 2017 - New York

Maria Usbeck, exotic music travel diary Aparna Nancherla, introspective and outospective standup comedian MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents a nine-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and film from communities that are outside the hegemony. Hosts include: political journalist and musician Kali Holloway, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and musician and NYPR host/podcaster Helga Davis. Performances are free with Museum admission. Advanced registration recommended.

"Checks and Balances, or Bottoms Up!" @ Tompkins Square Park - Tompkins Square Park
August 12, 2017 - New York

Theater for the New City's 41st Street Theater tour will be "Checks and Balances, or Bottoms Up!" Rip-roaring musical tours City's streets, parks and playgrounds August 5 to September 17. A teacher, subway conductor and neighborhood school girl lead community activists in the fight against the monster of apple pie fascism and threats of planetary death from the pumpkin head of state. WHERE AND WHEN: August 5 to September 17 (critics invited to all performances). In NYC streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs. See complete schedule at bottom of this document. Presented by Theater for the New City (www.theaterforthenewcity.net). Free to the public. Audience info (212) 254-1109. Runs 1:15. Critics are invited to all performances. Photos are available at: https://goo.gl/photos/13TxHj8WMNY19TWw8 NEW YORK, June 28 -- This year, the American theater has been responding to the change in national politics with infuriation, vexation, and distrust. Satires abound. Classics are widely being reinterpreted into a modern context. There will likely be a wave of modernist plays on the "new human condition" -- witnessing the downfall of the civil society but bei... (read more)

Doug Varone and Dancers presents DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase Featuring 12 New Works-in-Progress - Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Through August 12, 2017 - New York

Doug Varone and Dancers  DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase Featuring 12 new works-in-progress August 10 - 12, 2017 at 7:30pm New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will once again present the DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase from Thursday, August 10 - Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:30pm at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers), NYC. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 at the door, and will be available at https://gibneydance.org/performance/. DEVICES showcases 12 original works (in process), developed under the mentorship of Doug Varone, by a diverse group of emerging artists, all at varied points in their careers. The evenings will feature works by Jee Ahn, Jennifer Boissiere, Rodney Brown, Alison Cook-Beatty, Doug Gillespie, Ilana Goldman, Charlotte Griffin, Carolyn Hoehner, Susan Koper, Teddy Tedholm, Morgan Teel, and Nichele Van Portfleet.   DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program is a one-on-one mentorship program with Doug Varone for experienced choreographers that took place from May 28 - June 2, 2017 at Hunter College. A unique progra... (read more)

Reconfigured - Honest Accomplice Theatre
Through August 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

ReconFIGUREd is back on stage – with new scenes, more drama and more of what you love! Get your tickets this week for an early bird discount! Check out the 2nd edition of ReconFIGUREd: We live in our bodies. They enable us, constrain us, and sometimes define us. As women and trans people our bodies are the objects of much attention, discussion, politics and more. Through the journeys of 12 people ReconFIGUREd examines "the body" with a fresh eye, and unveils the realities of what it means to live in and with female and trans bodies.

42nd Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival - Classic Stage Company
Through August 12, 2017 - New York

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation’s premier short play competition, takes place August 8-12 at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). Chosen from over 1,000 submissions from the U.S. and abroad, 30 finalist plays and musicals, each running 10-30 minutes in length, will be presented. The Saturday, August 12th presentation is the culmination of the week-long festival at which the Samuel French staff will choose the winning six pieces for licensing and publication in an anthology. To stay up to date with all Festival information, follow @OOBFestival on Twitter, facebook.com/oobfestival, and #OOBFestival on all social platforms.

42nd ANNUAL SAMUEL FRENCH OFF OFF BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL - Classic Stage Company
Through August 12, 2017 - New York

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation’s premier short play competition, takes place August 8-12 at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). Chosen from over 1,000 submissions from the U.S. and abroad, 30 finalist plays and musicals, each running 10-30 minutes in length, will be presented. The Saturday, August 12th presentation is the culmination of the week-long festival at which the Samuel French staff will choose the winning six pieces for licensing and publication in an anthology. To stay up to date with all Festival information, follow @OOBFestival on Twitter, facebook.com/oobfestival, and #OOBFestival on all social platforms.

Unhinged-- A Women's Work Short Play Festival - New Perspectives Theatre
Through August 12, 2017 - New York

New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to announce UNHINGED, our 10th Annual Women's Work Short Play Festival, running Monday, August 7 to Saturday, August 12, 2017. The Festival performs in two programs on an alternating schedule of 4:00pm and 8:00pm, with a combined program on August 12th at NPTC Studio, 458 West 37th Street (at 10th Avenue.) The festival is comprised of six plays in two programs. Program A includes: Doors of Perception by Cara Hall, directed by Melissa Skirboll; Daughters of the Evolution by Rae Binstock, directed by Melody Brooks; Sex With Robots by Holly Hepp-Galván, directed by Mary Hodges. Program B includes The Call of the Void by Kendra Augustin and Oh My, Goodness by Cayenne Douglass, directed by Mary McGinley; and Sublet by Alissa Zhulina, directed by Alex Keegan. Now celebrating its 10th year, NPTC’s Women’s Work LAB offers a festival each year with plays created from scratch starting in February. Artistic Director Melody Brooks provides a theme to new members, then resident directors collectively dramaturge the scripts and bring them to production quality over a five-month period. The festival then provides the critical development t... (read more)

Submit to the 18th Annual TRU VOICES New Musicals Reading Series - Theater Resources Unlimited
Through August 12, 2017 - New York

Attention all writers, producers and theater companies: let TRU pay for a developmental reading of your new musical! Submit to the 18th Annual TRU VOICES New Musicals Reading Series Submission Deadline: August 12, 2017 (one-week extension to August 19 for TRU members and shows with producer attached) Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is seeking submissions for a New Musicals Reading Series in January 2018 that will consist of two or three new works presented on consecutive Monday evenings in Manhattan.  Submission deadline is August 12, 2017 with a one-week extension for TRU members and shows with a producer attached to August 19, 2017. Submission is free for members of TRU, $25 for non-members. Application and guidelines are available at http://truonline.org/musicals-series-2018-guidelines/.   Created to nurture producers as well as writers, TRU VOICES seeks producer-driven projects, and also matches writers with producers. Each reading is followed by a "Dollars and Sense" panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the work. The purpose of the series is to help dev... (read more)

Henry VI Part 3 - La Plaza @ The Clemente Parking Lot
Through August 12, 2017 - New York City

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKING LOT TO PRESENT "HENRY VI PART 3" IN SUITS. Production compares Wars of the Roses with our current political polarization and illuminates the tenacity of irreconcilable conflicts, including current civil and sectarian wars. July 27 to August 12, 2017 La Plaza @ The Clemente Parking Lot, 114 Norfolk Street (E. side of Norfolk St. between Delancey and Rivington) Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:00 PM FREE Subways: F to Delancey Street, M to Essex Street. Presented by The Drilling Company More info call 212-877-0099 or visit www.drillingcompany.org We can gain insight into our current polarized politics from Shakespeare's plays on the Wars of the Roses. That's why Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, will present "Henry VI Part 3" from July 27 to August 12. The play, which is seldom done, lays bare the passions of the Medieval English war between York and Lancaster. In doing so, it illuminates the animosity between today's Republicans and Democrats on one hand and the tenacity of irreconcilable conflicts, including current civil and sectarian wars, on the other. Hamilton Clancy directs. The Drilling Company has been ... (read more)

Theater of the Resist - The Met Breuer
Through August 12, 2017 - New York

The Met Breuer, Floor 5 Friday and Saturday evenings, 6-8 pm Free with Museum admission Advanced registration is recommended. MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents an eight-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and film from communities that are outside the hegemony. Hosts include: political journalist and musician Kali Holloway, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and musician and NYPR host/podcaster Helga Davis.

"Checks and Balances, or Bottoms Up!" @ Central Park Bandshell - Central Park Bandshell
August 13, 2017 - New York

Theater for the New City's 41st Street Theater tour will be "Checks and Balances, or Bottoms Up!" Rip-roaring musical tours City's streets, parks and playgrounds August 5 to September 17. A teacher, subway conductor and neighborhood school girl lead community activists in the fight against the monster of apple pie fascism and threats of planetary death from the pumpkin head of state. WHERE AND WHEN: August 5 to September 17 (critics invited to all performances). In NYC streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs. See complete schedule at bottom of this document. Presented by Theater for the New City (www.theaterforthenewcity.net). Free to the public. Audience info (212) 254-1109. Runs 1:15. Critics are invited to all performances. Photos are available at: https://goo.gl/photos/13TxHj8WMNY19TWw8 NEW YORK, June 28 -- This year, the American theater has been responding to the change in national politics with infuriation, vexation, and distrust. Satires abound. Classics are widely being reinterpreted into a modern context. There will likely be a wave of modernist plays on the "new human condition" -- witnessing the downfall of the civil society but bei... (read more)

Zumba - Waterfront
August 13, 2017 - New York

Dodge YMCA fitness instructor Alma Bonilla's Zumba classes are so much fun you'll forget that you're burning calories. EVENT INFORMATION ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. A few notes: - Registration begins at 4 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Arch Ballet - Sheen Center
Through August 13, 2017 - New York

Friday, Aug 11 8:00 PM Program A Saturday, Aug 12 2:00 PM Program C (Autism Friendly) Saturday, Aug 12 8:00 PM Program A Sunday, Aug 13 2:00 PM Program B Sunday, Aug 13 8:00 PM Program A PROGRAM A (90 minutes) REPLICA HUES OF MEMORY WORLD PREMIERE: NOT YET TITLED PROGRAM B (90 minutes) REPLICA WORLD PREMIERE: DRIFTLESS FRACTION WORLD PREMIERE: NOT YET TITLED PROGRAM C (Autism Friendly)(45 minutes) WORLD PREMIERE: NOT YET TITLED WORLD PREMIERE: DRIFTLESS FRACTION WORLD PREMIERE: NOT YET TITLED// 30 minutes Inspired by how can have a profound change on someone's behavior, this new work explores the impact music plays in society. The sound and messages we release through our art form directly impact our listeners in powerful ways. This is especially true of the youth and adolescents of our society, who are still extremely malleable to the world around them. The dancers movement set the tone and the music, as they create the sound of the piece in real time using Point Motion technology. Motion control sensors are placed in front of the stage and dancers move throughout the stage, while Point Motion technology creates the sound by tr... (read more)

A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Public Theater
Through August 13, 2017 - New York

In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare's beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater's groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love. headshot bar Top (From Left): Annaleigh Ashford, De'Adre Aziza, Kyle Beltran, Danny Burstein, Shalita Grant Middle (From Left): Alex Hernandez, Jeff Hiller, Robert Joy, David Manis, Patrena Murray Bottom (From Left): Kristine Nielsen, Phylicia Rashad, Joe Tapper A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare Directed by Lear deBessonet Featuring Annaleigh Ashford (Helena); De'Adre Aziza (Hippolyta); Kyle Beltran (Lysander); Vinie Burrows (Fairy); Danny Burstein (Nick Bottom); Austin Durant (Snug); Shalita Grant (Hermia); Alex Hernandez (Demetrius); Jeff Hiller ... (read more)

Zumba - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Dodge YMCA fitness instructor Alma Bonilla's Zumba classes are so much fun you'll forget that you're burning calories. EVENT DETAILS Sundays at 4:30 pm, June 4 - August 13 EVENT INFORMATION ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. A few notes: - Registration begins at 4 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Broadway Dance - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 14, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli's Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility. Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must. A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Broadway Dance - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli's Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility. EVENT DETAILS Mondays at 10 am, May 8 - August 14 EVENT INFORMATION Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must. A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Lucky - Dixon Place
Through August 16, 2017 - New York City

Dixon Place co-presents the return of the acclaimed Atlas Circus Company with their newest full-length piece, LUCKY. Atlas Circus Company infuses the classic American circus art form with meaningful narrative, creating an ultimately hilarious and heartwarming theatrical experience. Told through acrobatic slapstick and inventive circus skills, LUCKY is the story of a man who can’t stop - literally - falling on his face. As this one hapless young man attempts to navigate the physical pitfalls of the hustle and bustle of city life, LUCKY must also attempt to find his way through the metaphorical challenges of discovering who he is and what he is meant to do. LUCKY will play six performances only - August 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th at 7:30 PM - at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets for LUCKY are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, and $18 for students and seniors. For tickets and further information please visit www.dixonplace.org/performances/lucky/ or call 866-811-4111.

Fabrice Herrault Ballet Summer Intensive - Ailey Extension
Through August 18, 2017 - New York

Renowned ballet instructor Fabrice Herrault returns this summer to lead his two-week intensive rooted in the tradition of the Paris Opera Ballet. Committed to the growth of each student, this program has a strong focus on technique, artistry, and musicality. The daily classes are open to advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers, and will offer ballet technique, pointe variations, and men’s classes. Sofiane Sylve, principal ballerina of San Francisco Ballet, will join Mr. Herrault as a teaching artist. Dates: Aug. 7-11 & 14-18 Ages: 10-19 years old

Ailey Experience NYC - Ailey Extension
Through August 18, 2017 - New York

Modified for teenagers between 13-19 years old, Ailey Experience NYC offers dancers the opportunity to train and perform a variety of techniques, such as ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, Horton, and Broadway jazz. Held at the home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, this program will culminate with a performance for family and friends. Week 1 is already sold out, but there’s still a chance to sign up for week 2 or the full two-week experience, which is led by top instructors from The Ailey School and Ailey Extension, including NY Style Mambo’s Katherine Jimenez, hip-hop pros Jonathan Lee and TweetBoogie, and ballet extraordinaire Peter Brandenhoff. Dates: Aug. 7-11 & 14-18 Time: 10am-6pm Ages: 13-19 years old

Apartment 301 - Access Theater
Through August 18, 2017 - New York

When Lacey, a ballerina at the peak of her career, finds out she's pregnant, a new neighbor moves next door that changes the course of her life altogether. Written & directed by Antony Raymond Produced by Elsinore County The cast features Eric Doviak, Abbey Shaine Dubin, and Morgan Scott. Show dates: Thursday, August 3rd @ 8:00 pm Friday, August 4th @ 8:00 pm Saturday, August 5th @ 8:00 pm Thursday, August 10th @ 8:00 pm Friday, August 11th @ 8:00 pm Saturday, August 12th @ 8:00 pm Wednesday, August 16th @ 8:00 pm Thursday, August 17th @ 8:00 pm Friday, August 18th @ 8:00 pm “Antony Raymond has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on today.” - Broadway Radio "Raymond's attention to detail creates fascinating characters, and this strong cast enhances his writing wonderfully…Put simply, bravo!" - Pretty Babies, Theatre Is Easy "Antony Raymond's Pretty Babies explodes with grit and relevance. This gritty new drama explores the taboos and roller coasters of modern relationships." - Pretty Babies, Broadway World

PETE THE CAT - The Lucille Lortel Theatre
Through August 18, 2017 - NEW YORK

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn some manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized, uptight second grader on planet earth. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Join Jimmy and Pete as they set off on an adventure in Pete’s VW Bus to find inspiration, Magic Sunglasses, and friendship!

2017 Battery Dance Festival - Robert F Wagner Jr Park
Through August 19, 2017 - New York

Battery Dance presents The 36th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL in association with Battery Park City Authority August 13-19, 2017 Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 19, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information, visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/. Tickets for August 19 will be available beginning 8/1.   Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City's longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival attracts a combined audience of over 12,000 people.   The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for both established and em... (read more)

Wizard of Oz - Tato Laviera Theatre
Through August 20, 2017 - New York

The Harlem Repertory Theatre invites you to join us for one of the greatest musicals ever written, THE WIZARD OF OZ. HRT's one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the iconic 1939 MGM movie musical about a little girl from Kansas who journeys to the Land of Oz. When Dorothy wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, and munchkins and monkeys, she's charmed but desperate to return home. She sets off on a quest to ask the Wizard for help and along the way befriends a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion. Journey down the yellow brick road with Harlem Rep's jazz inspired renditions of the memorable songs from the Oscar-nominated film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard," and "If I Only Had a Brain." "The colorful costumes, simple staging and energetic ensemble create one of the best productions of theatre for young audiences that I have ever seen."-Virginia Jimenez, Time Square Chronicles "Enough cannot be said about the incredible cast, all of whom possess high level skills in acting, dancing, and singing. Their energy levels were extraordinary, not just in the physical sense, but in what they gave o... (read more)

2017 TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program - Theater Resources Unlimited
Through August 25, 2017 - New York

Ongoing training for producers and self-producers: Theater Resources Unlimited  Producer Development & Mentorship Program Submissions Deadline: August 25, 2017 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are being accepted through August 25, 2017 for the 2017-18 Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP). Created in collaboration with 4-time Tony winning producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld (The Heidi Chronicles, Rocky, All the Way, The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, The Exonerated), this monthly program runs one night a month from September through July, and offers ongoing support and education for producers at all levels of experience. The program is designed to offer a sophisticated but accessible range of information to educate and guide career producers, not-for-profit producers and self-producing artists. Details are available at https://truonline.org/tru-event-category/pdmp/.   The program consists of two levels of training: Basic and Master Class. The 2017-18 Basic PDMP will be led by producer/consultant/former general manager R. Erin Craig of La Vie Productions (Himself and Nora, Stalking the Bogeyma... (read more)

Moves with Limón Dance - Bryant Park
Through August 26, 2017 - New York

Experience the joy of dance with dancers from the Limón Dance Company. Open to all levels. Part of the Moves with Limón Dance program.

Lost and Guided - UNDER St. Mark's Theater
Through August 27, 2017 - New York

"Lost and Guided" is an original play based on interviews and real life stories of Syrian refugees in the US. It tells a story of four young Syrian people whose long life connection and devotion to each other and their country is broken by war. As a result, each of them is forced to undergo a unique and heroic journey. Ultimately, "Lost and Guided" is a universal story of love, friendship, and the struggle for happiness. Produced by Conrad Fischer and The Angle Project. Written and Directed by Irene Kapustina.

Register for New York Theatre Ballet's BALLET SCHOOL NY 2017-18 - St Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
Through August 31, 2017 - New York

Registration is now open for New York Theatre Ballet's BALLET SCHOOL NY 2017-18 School Year Ballet School NY, the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet, is pleased to announce its 2017-18 classes for students ages 4 and up, beginning September 18, 2017 at NYTB's home studio, located at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City. Classes will be offered Monday through Saturday. 5% discount available with payment by August 31, 2017. An annual recital will conclude the training program. For registration and more information, visit www.nytb.org/ballet-school-ny.   Qualified children perform with New York Theatre Ballet throughout the year in special roles created for them. The studio trains in the Cecchetti method, a technique founded by Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti. The school teaches dance as a total art form, developing strong technical skill and discipline. Following the Cecchetti syllabus, classes emphasize music, theatricality, gesture and style. Well-trained Cecchetti dancers have purity of line and simplicity of style, which enables them to take their place in dance companies throughout the world. For the advanc... (read more)

ENDANGERED! The Musical - The Davenport Theatre
Through August 31, 2017 - new york

Inspiring and fun, ENDANGERED! is a multi-cultural, international, multi-species musical about a so-cial media savvy Kid reporter and a group of famous endangered animals from around the globe, who must survive Superstorm Beyoncé. Stranded at the zoo when the superstorm hits the city, the Kid and the endangered animals must quickly learn to understand and respect each other, while working to-gether to save themselves. ENDANGERED! has melodies that are renewable, and harmonies that are sustainable, making this groundbreaking eco-musical uplifting and enjoyable for creatures of all ages!

Napoli, Brooklyn - Roundabout Theatre
Through September 03, 2017 - New York

In 1960 Brooklyn, the Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. But as the girls come of age in a rapidly changing world, their paths diverge—in drastic and devastating ways—from their parents' deeply traditional values. Despite their fierce love, each young woman harbors a secret longing that, if revealed, could tear the family apart. When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighborhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Go Pro Makeup Tutorial - MAKE UP FOR EVER
Through September 12, 2017 - New York

MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new Global Flagship Location at 731 Lexington offers complimentary, live GO PRO MAKEUP tutorials in addition to a digital lash bar, makeup application and waxing services. At GO PRO MAKEUP, up to seven guests fit at the sushi-belt inspired makeup bar to learn and play at their leisure or take part in 20 minute group classes guided by a professional artist. GO PRO MAKEUP live tutorials are offered twice daily (once on Sundays), with four-step instructions featuring customized shades to achieve one of the ten seasonal makeup trends. The current GO PRO MAKEUP schedule is detailed below. •Monday – 3pm & 6:30pm 5 MINUTE MAKEUP •Tuesday – 3pm & 6:30pm: METALLIC LIP •Wednesday - 3pm & 6:30pm : FLAWLESS ULTRA HD COMPLEXION •Thursday - 3pm & 6:30pm : HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR •Friday - 3pm & 6:30pm : SMOKY EYE •Saturday - 3pm & 6:30pm: FLAWLESS UHD ULTRA HD COMPLEXION •Sunday - 2pm: NO MAKEUP MAKEUP

Radical Bodies - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 - 1972 n August 1960, the choreographer Anna Halprin, the inventor of task-based improvisation, taught an experimental workshop on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco, attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer. Within two years, Forti's conceptually forceful dance constructions premiered in Yoko Ono's loft in New York and Rainer co-founded the groundbreaking Judson Dance Theater. Radical Bodies examines the artistic relationships between Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, shedding light on each artist's contribution to history. Dance was a conceptual engine of the art world in the 1960s. Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, all Californians with Jewish roots, opened the way to a radicalized, communitarian vision for performance that continues to influence choreographers and visual artists around the world to the present day. Curated by Ninotchka D. Bennahum (Professor of Theater and Dance, UCSB), Wendy Perron (Former Editor in Chief, Dance Magazine; Adjunct Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts) and Bruce Robertson (Professor of Art History and Director of the AD&A Museum, UCSB), Radical Bodies: A... (read more)

Coney Island Circus Sideshow - CONEY ISLAND
Through September 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brought to you by Coney Island U.S.A. Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed not for profit venue in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow. They're here, they're real and they're alive! Freaks, wonders and human curiosities! We perform continuous admission and we are conveniently located at the world famous Coney Island amusement park. Think about it folks, the ten-in-one circus sideshow is another Coney Island gift to culture along with other Brooklyn beach inventions like the hot dog and the roller coaster. Established by Coney Island, USA in 1985, where else would you find the world's first professional non-profit theatre dedicated to keeping alive the American sideshow? Current Cast: Ray Valenz Betty Bloomerz Dr. Klaw Nola Star Justin Weber Princess Pat Zoe Ziegfeld Wendy Blades Sal Strange (Outside Talker) Special guests TBA *Please Note: Not all performers perform on the same days. All hours are subject to weather conditions and the size of the crowd at the amusement park on that particular day; hours of specific performers are also subject to change. The Sideshow is located at 1208 Surf Ave. ... (read more)

Sleep No More - McKittrick Hotel
Through December 30, 2017 - New York

"ONE OF THE MOST ENTERTAINING AND INVOLVING WORKS OF THEATER YOU'RE LIKELY TO SEE! IF YOU HAVE ANY SENSE OF ADVENTURE, THIS IS THEATER YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS." "GRADE: A." "WICKEDLY WONDERFUL. A UNIQUE EVENING THAT ENGAGES ALL THE SENSES. A BRILLIANT PRODUCTION! TRANSFORMATIVE. AN UNUSUALLY ENLIGHTENING EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT."

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign - Theater Resources Unlimited
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

25 years of service to the theater. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign: $25 for 25 In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. The goal is to raise $25,000 by end of year to help support and expand the educational programming TRU offers the theater community, as well as to make possible travel stipends to out-of-state writers who are accepted into the annual TRU Voices Reading Series. In a nation where arts programs have been depleted if not discarded, TRU provides an economic opportunity to continue an education in the art (and business) of producing theater. As a professional producer for over twenty-five years, TRU has given me the opportunity to retrace my journey, re-confirm my knowledge. - Michael Alden, theater and film producer (Disgraced, Come from Away, Grey Gardens, Not That Jewish, Bat Boy; films: The Hours, Kissing Jessica Stein)   The quarter-century of accomplishments of this modest arts service organization are surprising to those who do not know TRU, including: 25 YEARS of he... (read more)

Theatre of the Oppressed - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

13T In the Theatre of the Oppressed, "spectator" is a bad word. Be a spectator who acts (spect-actor) and become fluent in the human language of theatre. Contact Jeremiah Kyle Drake

Theatre of the Oppressed - Riverside Church
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

13T In the Theatre of the Oppressed, "spectator" is a bad word. Be a spectator who acts (spect-actor) and become fluent in the human language of theatre. Contact Jeremiah Kyle Drake

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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