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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Weekend - July 21-July 23

July 17, 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.

Theater of the Resist - The Met
July 21, 2017 - New York

PUBLIQuartet with Helga Davis American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) 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.

The Museum Workout - The Met
July 21, 2017 - New York

PUBLIQuartet with Helga Davis American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) 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.

How to Suffer Better - 59E59 Theaters
Through July 21, 2017 - New York

Amanda Erin Miller presents HOW TO SUFFER BETTER Written & performed by AMANDA MILLER Celeste reads a Snapple bottle cap "Real fact":"We can't stop ourselves from suffering, but we can learn how to suffer better" shortly after discovering her fianc� having sex with her best friend in a bar bathroom! Though devastated, the Snapple quote intrigues and irritates, resulting in Celeste's quest to determine what it means to suffer better. Seeking out fellow sufferers to help her decode the factoid: a homeless man with a split personality, an octogenarian who invented a dating app, a mute maid longing for love, a clown enduring a bureaucratic nightmare, and an angry teen who threw a rock at Donald Trump's head, she asks which character is suffering best? It's up to you to decide.

Theater of the Resist - The Met
July 22, 2017 - New York

100 Days: A Lens on Resistance (2017) Field of Vision shorts followed by Q&A 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.

Oye Corona: La Vida Es Bonita! Life Is Beautiful - Queens Museum
July 22, 2017 - New York

Louis Armstrong Playground Nuestra celebración cultural mensual regresa a Corona este verano. Venga a disfrutar de música, ejercicio, talleres de arte, presentaciones de danza, leer historias y aprender sobre causas que nos inspiran. Todas las actividades son gratuitas.

Lil' Miss SpitFIRE-the Musical Reading - The Harry Belafonte Theater, New York Public Library
July 22, 2017 - New York

Did you ever wonder how Annie Sullivan became the teacher of Helen Keller? Join us for this inspirational musical reading that chronicles Annie's early life filled with trials, tribulations and family heartbreak.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company : Analogy/Ambros: the Emigrant - New York Live Arts
Through July 22, 2017 - New York

Memory, often strikes me as a kind of dumbness. It makes one's head heavy and giddy, as if one were not looking back down the receding perspectives of time but rather down on the earth from a great height, from one of those towers whose tops are lost to view in the clouds." –W.G.Sebald, The Emigrants Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company are creating the third and final installment of the Analogy Trilogy, Ambros: The Emigrant. This trilogy brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war within ourselves. The trilogy is an investigation of memory, storytelling and form. The idea for Analogy was inspired by Jones's re-reading W.G. Sebald's celebrated novel, The Emigrants and its Ambros Adelwarth section in particular. This narrative, through a quasi-fictionalized history, strives to suggest how an experience of trauma can go underground in the psyche of an individual and direct consciously and unconsciously the course of that individual's life. The central figure, Ambros Adelwarth, is a German valet/manservant who serves as companion to a privileged, dissipated, young scion of a wealthy Jewish family. This... (read more)

Jack & the Beanstalk - Garde Arts Center
Through July 22, 2017 - New London

The children have been practicing and honing their skills during Summer on Stage and now they're ready to hit the Garde Main Stage in this classic tale with a twist! Join the Missoula Children's Theatre and over 50 local students, in this original musical adaptation, to please audiences of all ages. The Missoula Children's Theatre presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, an original adaptation of the classic children's story. What happens when a young boy plants Wonder Beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from P.T. Wonder and a Giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. This musical production also features a host of other characters, including the Elegant Harp, Jill, Mother, Milky White, the Farmers, the Merchants, the Circus Performers and the Wonder Beans. Conceived and Written by Jim Caron. Music by Michael McGill. Original Staging by Jim Caron. Arranged by Michael McGill

Qing Cheng/Dark City - NY Musical Theatre Festival
Through July 22, 2017 -

A tale of hope and courage. QING CHENG takes place in the Dark City, the most densely populated place on Earth. QING CHENG tells the story of Ahn, an innocent young woman alone in a terrifying world, and The City, an awe-inspiring spirit of the metropolis who embodies power, greed, and ultimately mercy. QING CHENG features a powerful contemporary score by cross-cultural composer Daniel Walker, and a unique combination of Chinese and American musical theatre artists.

Summer on Stage: Jack & the Beanstalk - Session 3 - Garde Arts Center
Through July 22, 2017 - New London

The Garde Arts Center and Missoula Children's Theatre invite your child to participate in an unforgettable summer theater experience. Your child will take classes in acting, movement, stagecraft makeup, and participate as actors, singers, dancers, stagehands and assistant directors in an original large-cast musical. The Missoula Children's Theatre presents JACK & THE BEANSTALK, an original adaptation of the classic children's story. What happens when a young boy plants Wonder Beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from P.T. Wonder and a Giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. This musical production also features a host of other characters, including the Elegant Harp, Jill, Mother, Milky White, the Farmers, the Merchants, the Circus Performers and the Wonder Beans. Conceived and Written by Jim Caron. Music by Michael McGill. Original Staging by Jim Caron. Arranged by Michael McGill

To t, or Not to T - Dixon Place
Through July 22, 2017 - New York

Dixon Place proudly presents the 26th Annual HOT! Festival, the NYC annual celebration of LGBTQ culture featuring over 100 artists. Headlining the festival is transgender actor and comedian D’Lo’s solo work TO T, OR NOT TO T, a hilariously intimate reflection on taking t(estosterone) and his experiences transitioning. In this work, D’Lo takes on over 15 characters and fuses spoken word; stand-up comedy; theatre; film; and music production, drawing on his journey as a transgender Sri Lankan-American. During this celebration of queer performance and cultures, TO T, OR NOT TO T will play six performances only - July 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:30 PM - at Dixon Place. Hailed as “The best LBGTQ Theater Festival in New York” by The Village Voice, the HOT! Festival continues its celebration this year July 5th to August 3rd. Tickets for TO T, OR NOT TO T are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, and $15 for students and seniors. For tickets and further information please visit http://dixonplace.org/performances/to-t-or-not-to-t/ or call 866-811-4111. For information on the HOT! Festival, log on to http://dixonplace.org/category/hot-nyc-celebration-of-queer-culture/

All's Well That Ends Well - La Plaza @ The Clemente Parking Lot
Through July 22, 2017 - New York City

"ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL" JULY 6-22 It'll be the first production of this "problem play" in The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot--or in any other parking lot for that matter. WHERE AND WHEN: July 6 to 22, 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 Info call 212-877-0099 or visit www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com and www.drillingcompany.org Running time: 2 hours (without intermission) We open our 23rd season July 6 to 22 with "All's Well That Ends Well," directed by Karla Hendrick. It's the first time this play has been presented in a parking lot, ever. Helena is the only daughter of a famous French physician. Although a gentlewoman, she is not nobility, and for that the man she loves, a count named Bertram, her rank is not enough. He rejects her but she follows him to the court of the King of France, who is ailing. Bearing her father's potions, she offers to cure the monarch on a gamble: if he dies, she will submit to execution, but if he lives, she ... (read more)

Tim Realbuto & Friends Sing Jeanine Tesori - 54 Below
July 23, 2017 - New York

Join award winning performer/composer Tim Realbuto (The Emperor's Club; Off-Broadway's YES) as he returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for the fifth time, this time celebrating one of Broadway's greatest treasures, Tony Award winning composer and women's history maker Jeanine Tesori. Tim has brought his popular sold-out songwriter series to venues across New York City, celebrating the work of Maury Yeston, Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman, and now he will celebrate Ms. Tesori at the one and only Feinstein's/54 Below! Hear Tesori's gorgeous melodies sung by Realbuto and a bevy of Broadway guest stars at this beautiful, intimate venue. Songs from Tesori's breakout hit Thoroughly Modern Millie, her legendary Tony Award winning Fun Home, her haunting Caroline, or Change, her passionate and inspiring Violet, and her whimsically clever Shrek the musical will come alive for one night only in the best of all possible venues! **A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ACLU Women's Rights Project!** For more information on Tim, please visit www.TimRealbutoOfficial.com CAST: Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight) Matthew Martin (Ghostlight) Ryann Redmond (If/Then) And more to be... (read more)

Auditioning for the Musical Theater - NY Musical Theatre Festival
July 23, 2017 -

Led by Michael Cassara, CSA Work out your musical theater audition material with guidance from a leading casting director! Michael Cassara will hear your best audition song and work with you from his unique vantage point "behind the table." Class will include a Q&A and a discussion of the "business of the business." Michael Cassara has cast more than 70 NYMF productions and has served as the Resident Casting Director for NYMF since 2007. Tickets: $100 fee to participate; $10 fee to observe.

Expanding Representations of Gender Identity and Sexuality on Stage - NY Musical Theatre Festival
July 23, 2017 -

NYMF partners with Honest Accomplice Theatre to facilitate a panel exploring where past musical productions' representations of gender and sexuality have been successful, what boundaries are still in place, and how we can continue to challenge the status quo in our storytelling. Panelists and moderator to be announced soon.

The Older Brothers' Almanac - 59E59 Theaters
Through July 23, 2017 - New York

Thieriot Productions presents THE OLDER BROTHERS' ALMANAC By RICHARD THIERIOT Directed by WES GRANTOM with Richard Thieriot and Zach Evenskin A darkly comic guide for brothers everywhere: how to teach, protect and permanently traumatise each other. Cain and Abel, Wedgies, Puberty: it's all here! Features classic techniques and time-honoured rituals such as The Headlock, The Dead Leg and Psychological Torture, plus Historical Accounts and Science! Guest appearances include The Royal Family, The Wright Brothers, The Kennedys, Liam and Noel Gallagher, Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine, and Billy Baldwin

Keeping My Kidneys - 59E59 Theaters
Through July 23, 2017 - New York

Civil Disobedience Productions presents Keeping My Kidneys Written and performed by MINDY RAF Directed by Tara Elliott With an open mind, heart, and vagina, NYC based Comedian Mindy Raf mixes complex conversations about coming out, modern love, loss, and sexuality with some mansplaining and weed lube stories to deliver a highly compelling, satisfyingly provocative narrative. Mindy uses her razor-sharp wit and honed storytelling skills to challenge the romantic comedy and the roles we play in it; leaving the audience asking, "Could I ever do that?"

The Body Politic - NY Musical Theatre Festival
Through July 23, 2017 -

One body...Two worlds...Transformed. A transgender man from Afghanistan emigrates to North Carolina at the height of the Afghan War, in this explosive musical about a collision of cultures that redefines the American family. Iphis sees his world reflected through the contrasting lenses of a conservative foster parent, a drag queen roommate, a young student, and the fearless mother who raised him. THE BODY POLITIC became the first musical in American history to be performed for a State Legislature, when it was presented last year in protest of North Carolina's "bathroom bill."

Raghs - Jewel Box Theater
Through July 23, 2017 - New York

Midtown International Theater Festival Presents RAGHS The story of one Iranian girl’s journey to womanhood (based on true events) Written and Performed by Sohailla Mahjour Directed and Developed by Pati Amoroso At The Jewel Box Theater July 18th @ 7:00PM July 22nd @ 7:00PM July 23rd @ 5:30PM New York, NY, June 26, 2017 - Midtown International Theater Festival will present Raghs, a one-woman play written by Sohailla Mahjour and developed and directed by Pati Amoroso. Raghs, which means “dance” in Farsi, is the story of a young Iranian-American girl who falls in love with an older Iranian cousin. Throughout a series of heartbreaking losses, this naive love carries her from adolescent innocence to womanhood. “Given our circumstances right now, politically, this story must be brought to as many communities as possible,” say Mahjour and Amoroso. “Middle Easterners and Americans must talk to each other. They must discuss simple things, like falling in love because they all share that emotion. By feeling empathy for the characters in this play, the audience member will be feeling empathy for Middle Easterners everywhere. That is how we believe we can ... (read more)

Martin Denton, Martin Denton - Kraine Theater
Through July 23, 2017 - New York

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Elephant Run District will present the World Premiere of Chris Harcum’s Martin Denton, Martin Denton, directed by Aimee Todoroff, July 6-23 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets ($25/$20 students & seniors) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. An accountant in D.C. falls in love with theater in New York. After suddenly losing his father, he impulsively creates nytheatre.com. He gives up his comfortable life, spending thousands of nights in the audience and even more days at his computer bringing attention to notable, but often under-recognized artists. Working with his mother over two decades, he writes and edits thousands of reviews, publishes hundreds of plays, and posts scores of blog pieces, interviews, and podcasts. In doing so, he revolutionizes how the arts are covered and helps to usher in the indie theater movement. When the city fundamentally changes with soaring rents and shuttering spaces, plus the disruption of social... (read more)

Summer Dance! - National Museum of the American Indian
Through July 27, 2017 - New York

Join the NMAI-NY for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday through Thursday in July. Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native artist who integrates singing, storytelling and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Defoe leads a conversation about Native American cultures and guides his audience through his performances using indigenous instruments. The dance communicates the beauty of the symbol of the Hoops—the interdependence and unity of all living things.

Urgent Care + Let's Make a Website - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 27, 2017 - New York

In this fast-paced, farcical romp set in an NYC Urgent Care, Janet and Lindsay, two fully grown women, struggle against anger issues, expiring health insurance, and the norms of traditional adulthood.Join rock-star computer programmer Mark Vigeant as he takes audience suggestions and builds and launches a completely new original website onstage- that is, if he can overcome his ego. With special help from Kevin J Dolan.

All in Favor + Power Hour - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 28, 2017 - New York

All In Favor; a Meeting of the Beulah, North Dakota Town Council,Municipal operations! Sweetheart deals! And of course, Dairy Queen! Sick of Washington politics? Head on down to Main Street, USA why don'tcha? The town council will vote on activities for the Annual Winter Fair and debate whether books are important! A one-act farce about the minutiae of small town politics, (brought to you by the Monsanto Corporation.)

BALLET HISPANICO School of Dance announces 2017 Summer Programs - Ballet Hispanico
Through July 28, 2017 - New York

BALLET HISPANICO School of Dance announces 2017 Summer Programs for students of all ages Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. Celebrating 45 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education accessible to the community at large. Located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC, the School offers something for students of all ages. Summer Dance Camps, June 12 - July 8, 2017 - ages 3-8 Los Explorers (ages 3-5): Explorers will jump and create throughout the streets of Brazil, experience the wonder of moving through the mountains of Argentina, and learn the songs and dances of Spain in week-long camp adventures. Children are guided on a multi-sensory journey around the rhythms, stories, and natural wonders of these featured countries. Every week culminates in an open-studio invitation for loved ones to witness and celebrate their Explorer's journey. Monday through Friday, 9am-noon, with the exception of the final week (Wednesday, through Saturday). Cost: $425 per week-long camp. Fourth week is $350 due to shorter dura... (read more)

Gibney Dance At Brooklyn Bridge Park - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through July 29, 2017 - Brooklyn

Gibney Dance brings their lower Manhattan performing arts center to the park. Join them for sunset performances on the river, class on the grass, and other dance happenings set against the Manhattan skyline. EVENT DETAILS: Sat, July 15, 2017 7pm Sat, July 22, 2017 7pm Sat, July 29, 2017 7pm EVENT INFORMATION Join us for sunset performances set against the Manhattan skyline. In its 26th season, Gibney Dance will produce three weekends of arts events at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1 in July. Showcasing renowned and newly commissioned dance works by Artistic Director Gina Gibney and Associate Artistic Director Amy Miller, Gibney Dance has invited guest artists from the NYC dance community to perform alongside its resident Company, teach open dance classes, and offer entry points into the artistic process through installations expressly created for outdoor, public spaces.

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

Gibney Dance Company: Folding In - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Gibney Dance Company performs excerpts of Gina Gibney's 2016 work Folding In, a meditation on the cycle of extension, resolution, and return.The work exposes the natural state of the body and how it seeks inevitable but unknowable endings. Performed by Nigel Campbell, Kassandra Cruz, Amy Miller, Devin Oshiro and Brandon Welch. Music by Hildur Guðnadóttir. Gibney Dance Company's full-time Artistic Associates embrace a broad spectrum of activities—in the studio, on stage, within our organization, and throughout the community. Our Artistic Associates perform the work of Artistic Director Gina Gibney and guest choreographers; facilitate hundreds of movement workshops each year for survivors of intimate partner violence; and offer healthy relationship assemblies to high school students throughout the city through our Hands are for Holding program. Additionally, each Artistic Associate develops programming at our Centers addressing pressing issues in the dance field, such as cultivating long-term diversity, connecting artists around the globe, and empowering dancers with financial literacy training.

The Waiting Game - 59E59 Theaters
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Snowy Owl presents THE WAITING GAME By CHARLES GERSHMAN Directed by NATHAN WRIGHT With Joshua Bouchard, Marc Sinoway and Kellan Peavy Sam's in a coma. Paolo's doing his best. When Geoff reveals a secret, reality and fantasy blur. Making its UK debut at the Edinburgh Festival, The Waiting Game explores relationships in the digital age, asking what it takes for us to heal and move forward.

Secrets and Seawalls - South Street Seaport Museum
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum and Kinesis Project dance theatre present Secrets and Seawalls a collaborative experiment of dance and architecture July 20, 27 & 30, 2017 aboard the 1885 cargo ship Wavertree The South Street Seaport Museum and Kinesis Project dance theatre present Secrets and Seawalls on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7pm; Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7pm; and Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 5pm aboard the restored 1885 full-rigged cargo sailing ship Wavertree. Tickets are $30 ($25 for South Street Seaport Museum members) VIP tickets are $45 ($40 for members). VIP experience includes exclusive pre-show tour of Wavertree and after show meet and greet with the performers. Tickets are available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/secrets-and-seawalls/.   Secrets and Seawalls is an evening of dance in two distinct acts. Inspired by storms and disruption, Melissa Riker, in collaboration with architect Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, uses methods of dance and architecture to explore vulnerability, power, and how each are revealed. Dancers whisper across an expanse; stealing and sharing secrets in a shifting, immersive environment. The piece is spurred by questions: Does power exi... (read more)

The Strawberry One-Act Festival - Theatre at St. Clement's
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

The award-winning Riant Theatre proudly presents NYC’s Strawberry One-Act Festival, their renowned short play competition celebrating cultural diversity in the performing arts. Now in its 30th season, The Strawberry One-Act Festival will also include limited engagements for three premiere full-length one-act plays. Featuring 31 new short plays received through submission from across the country, the competition uses a playoff-style with audience voting determining semi-finalists, who receive help from an industry coach before the finals, competing for the chance for a development and publication deal with The Riant Theatre. Performances for The Strawberry One-Act Festival are Thursday, July 13th through Sunday, July 30th at Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets for all performances during The Strawberry One-Act Festival are priced as follows: General admission - $25 advance/$27 at the box office, Premium seating - $30 advance/$35 at the box office. Tickets are on sale now through www.therianttheatre.com or by calling 646-623-3488. Festival Pass discount packages are also available upon request.

Swing Dance 102: Advanced Beginner - JCC Manhattan
Through July 30, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Advance in Jitterbug and East Coast Swing by learning more involved patterns with harder footwork. Build your dance vocabulary and partnering skills. This class is the prerequisite for Lindy Hop (level 3), which is the grandfather of all swing dances and has 8-count patterns. No partner needed Spencer has been dancing swing since 1998. He has studied Lindy hop extensively with 4 time world champion and 8 time American champion, Nathalie Gomes. Spencer had led the outreach program for Hop Swing And & Jump dance studios at local venues around NYC. Spencer has had his own program in swing at the JCC in Manhattan for over 8 years, and also teaches privately. He has taught for Lincoln Center's "Midsummer Night Swing" He currently organizes the New York City Swing Dance Meetup Group, which has over 3300 members, making it one of the most active swing dance clubs in the world.

Asssscat 3000 - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

Performers from The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre perform longform improv with frequent special guests from your favorite TV shows and movies. The 7:30pm shows cost $10 and tickets go on sale 2 weeks before the show date at 12pm. The 9:30pm show is FREE but reservations are not accepted. Free tickets for the 9:30pm show are distributed at 8:15pm outside the theatre on the night of the show. PLEASE NOTE: The listed cast lineup is subject to change. Our talented performers are very in-demand and although they would like to do so, other obligations prevent them from being able to do ASSSSCAT every week.

New Team Harold - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 30, 2017 - New York

Catch them now before they become big stars. Students currently enrolled in Advanced Study classes at the UCB Training Center perform the "Harold" for your enjoyment.

AFTERGLOW - The Davenport Theatre
Through July 31, 2017 - new york

AFTERGLOW is a raw, two-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged. performances on June 12, opening June 23 running through July 30, 2017 The Loft at The Davenport Theatre is located at 354 West 45 Street, 2nd Floor Performance Schedule: Monday – Wednesday at 7:30 pm Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm Running time 2.5 hours including intermission Tickets are $64.50-$84.50 (premium) and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com. PLEASE NOTE: AFTERGLOW contains nudity. 18+, No Late Seating For more information on AFTERGLOW, please visit www.afterglowtheplay.com

Level One: Function and Fundamentals - Kraine Theater
Through August 05, 2017 - New York City

In this 12-hour introductory workshop, participants will be taught the rules and fundamentals of what it means to create art in the Neo-Futurist aesthetic: performing as your most natural self, dismantling the fourth wall, creating task-based theatre, and how to access creative inspiration to eliminate writer’s block forever. By the end of this workshop, participants will have written, performed and workshopped both individual and collectively written short plays that can then be taken into the world in whichever way they see fit.

Georgian-American Theatrical Feast - Teatro Circulo
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Georgia (the country, not the state) is a small Republic on the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Already becoming known in America for its culinary delights, Georgia is also home to a thriving and innovative theatre community. The Georgian-American Theatrical Feast aims to introduce American audiences to nine playwrights from this unique corner of the world. Featuring two full productions and seven free readings, all never-before-seen in America, along with special events, wine, and music, this festival promises rich, intense, funny, and strikingly relevant flavors to spice up the theatrical summer.

The Golden Land - N Y T F
Through August 06, 2017 - New York,

in National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage this Independence Day for the first performance of Amerike – The Golden Land, followed by a bbq style reception overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Reflect on the American experience with food and libations, as you enjoy the fireworks over the Hudson River. Amerike – The Golden Land The show begins at 7pm Followed by a reception upstairs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage All Inclusive ticket to the show and reception $65/Premium Seat $75 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS By Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek Directed by Drama Desk Nominee Bryna Wasserman Amerike – The Golden Land tells the stories of an immigrant people as they strive to build a new life while continuing the traditions that made them who they are. Experience the gripping musical journey of those who helped shape the land of the free. In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. With a score that weaves in beloved popular songs of the day, the show recreates an authentic New York City soundscape—from the Lower East Side to the outer-borough neighborhoods where the Jewish population gravitated. The stories it tells ar... (read more)

Amerike – the Golden Land - NYTF @ MJH
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Join National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage this Independence Day for the first performance of Amerike – The Golden Land, followed by a bbq style reception overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Reflect on the American experience with food and libations, as you enjoy the fireworks over the Hudson River.By Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek Directed by Drama Desk Nominee Bryna Wasserman Amerike – The Golden Land tells the stories of an immigrant people as they strive to build a new life while continuing the traditions that made them who they are. Experience the gripping musical journey of those who helped shape the land of the free. In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. With a score that weaves in beloved popular songs of the day, the show recreates an authentic New York City soundscape—from the Lower East Side to the outer-borough neighborhoods where the Jewish population gravitated. The stories it tells are based on the lived experience of real immigrants who faced the heartbreaking challenges of leaving a life they knew to begin again in an unfamiliar land. Artfully directed by Drama Desk Nominee Bryna Wasserman and con... (read more)

Doug Varone and Dancers 30th Anniversary Season - Doug Varone and Dancers/DOVA, Inc.
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Doug Varone and Dancers 30th Anniversary Season New York City’s famed Doug Varone and Dancers celebrates the company’s 30th Anniversary Season with upcoming performances and intensives. For 30 years, Doug Varone and Dancers has devoted itself to the humanity and virtuosity of dance, reaching out to their audiences well beyond the proscenium arch. This philosophy has earned them the reputation as one of the most respected dance companies working today. Over time, the company has created an expansive legacy encompassing dance, theatre, opera, and film. As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we continue to push audiences’ expectations of how they encounter dance. - Doug Varone The season includes: * January 18–22, 2017 – Dance Affiliates, Prince Theater Philadelphia, PA * February 18, 2017 – TITAS Presents, Dallas, TX * March 4, 2017 – Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, VA * March 15, 2017 – Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA * March 29 – April 1, 2017 – Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY * May – August 2017 – DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program, Hunter College, New York, NY * July... (read more)

Jessica - IRT Theater
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Sanguine Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Patrick Vermillion’s JESSICA, directed by Emily Jackson at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington, 10014), July 22-August 6 with performances on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm, Sunday, July 23 at 7pm, Tuesday, July 25 at 8pm, Wednesday, July 26 at 8pm, Thursday, July 27 at 8pm, Friday, July 28 at 8pm, Saturday, July 29 at 8pm, Sunday, July 30 at 3pm, Tuesday, August 1 at 8pm, Wednesday, August 2 at 8pm, Thursday, August 3 at 8pm, Friday, August 4 at 8pm, Saturday, August 5 at 8pm, and Sunday, August 6 at 3pm. Tickets ($18) are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2954473 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. In 2013, Jessica vanished. Now, her closest friends are reconstructing her with cutting-edge technology to try and track her down. They prime the android with memories from Jessica’s past, but it’s clear that their stories don’t add up. As Jessica’s friends fight for ownership over an artificial Jessica, the android listens, learns, and plays along. Suddenly, the line between robot and real life is very, very ... (read more)

Ballet Barre - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 07, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout. 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.

Ballet Barre - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 07, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Use the pier for your workout! EVENT DETAILS Mondays at 7 pm, June 5 – August 7 PIER 2 PROMENADE EVENT INFORMATION Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout. 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.

Broadway in Bryant Park - Bryant Park
Through August 10, 2017 - New York

The most popular shows on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits. Presented by LiteFM. Stay tuned for the schedule announcement!

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.

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.

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 - Waterfront
Through 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.

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.

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!

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)

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.

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)

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

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