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

October 9, 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.

Seam Presents 'the Confession - The PIT Loft
October 13, 2017 - New York

Sean Reidy (Gas Station Horror) and Sam Jackel (Desperado) start off the show by confessing very real things to each other and the audience. Then they take the audience on a fun/scary/thoughtful/caressing/loving/upsetting/smelly/thrilling/heartfelt journey through an entire town that they improvise on the spot. It's exactly like "Our Town" except for the vast majority where it's nothing at all like "Our Town." FEATURING SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS

Tales from the Crisis: an Improvised Comic Book - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 13, 2017 - New York

TALES FROM THE CRISIS is a hilarious homage to pulp horror in time for Halloween. The wisecracking crypt-keepers of CRISIS: AN IMPROVISED COMIC BOOK spontaneously spin a spooky story of suspense and the strange in the style of reading a comic book from cover to cover. TALES FROM THE CRISIS also features a ghastly guest group to perform a set with a spine-chilling challenge based on the terrifying tropes of this treasured trick-or-treat tradition. CRISIS performs regularly in NYC and has been part of festivals in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter for more information about upcoming shows, True Believers!

The World of Midori Kashiwagi - Florence Gould Hall
October 13, 2017 - New York

Encounter the elegant and refined art form of Nihon Buyo, traditional Japanese dance, led by master dancer Midori Kashiwagi performs dramatic love story, "The Love Suicide at Sonezaki", one of the Japanese historical tale expresses love and betrayal. This story has been playing on Kabuki and Japanese traditional puppet play since three handled years ago. Midori Kashiwagi completes this sorrowful tale combining the traditional Japanese dance with jazz dance and modern dance with a puppet master Hiroshi Hori and a talented famous contemporary dancer Yu Yamamoto. Midori Kashiwagi also plays "Bolero" the solo dance performance, and she has choreographed and directed for this magnificent show. Midori Kashiwagi is a master of the traditional Japanese dancer, as well as a choreographer. She is the director of the Midori kashiwagi Jazz Dance Studio in Japan. She takes conventional Japanese subject matter, often from Noh and Kabuki, and create eloquent and fierce narratives expressed by original dance fusion of Nihon Buyo and Western modern and jazz dance. She has been performing in theaters in Japan and NY for decades.

Break It Down - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 13, 2017 - New York

A multimedia show that tells the story of the early days of Hip Hop and beyond, through a live performance of the four elements: DJing, Emceeing, B-Boying and Graffiti Art. Explore the history behind the music set in the Bronx, NY, where urban decay and gang culture inspired a people to create their own form of expression.

Daniel Johnston - New York City Theatre
October 13, 2017 - New York

Don't miss this brand new show that explores the changing role of women in over last 100 years through some of the greatest American standards. From the corseted beginning of the 20th century to the revolutionary women who changed it all. Expect a high energy and exciting evening featuring fabulous performances, 40 incredible songs, laments and anthems that celebrate what it is to be a woman in this world!

Kazu Kumagai: HEAR/HERE - 92Y
October 13, 2017 - New York

Kazu Kumagai, known for his "powerful athletic technique combined with a riveting clarity" (2016 Bessie Outstanding Performer Award) channels his exceptional rhythmic artistry into the intensity of HEAR/HERE with the following artists: Friday: Kazu Kumagai, tap Gabe Winns, tap Alex Blake, bass Masa Shimizu, guitar Sabrina Clery, song and poetry Ted Louis Levy, special guest, tap Saturday: Kazu Kumagai, tap Gabe Winns, tap Alex Blake, bass Masa Shimizu, guitar Sabrina Clery, song and poetry Brenda Bufalino, special guest, tap

Roy Assaf Dance Six Years Later and the Hill - Baryshnikov Arts Center
Through October 13, 2017 - New York

Roy Assaf Roy Assaf was born in 1982 in the rural community of Sde Moshe in southern Israel. In 2005, Assaf created his first work, We Came for the Wings, Stayed Because We Couldn't Fly, as part of the Shades In Dance competition in Tel Aviv. The work won the Judges Choice and Audience Favorite awards. From 2006 through 2009, Assaf worked as assistant choreographer to Emanuel Gat, developing new works and restaging existing repertoire around the world.Israeli company Roy Assaf Dance makes its New York debut with a program of intricate and nuanced works: Six Years Later is a duet meditating on a mysterious connection, and The Hill, a powerful all-male trio, is inspired by the experiences of war veterans. One of the most sought-after emerging choreographic voices today, Assaf has received commissions from companies across the globe, including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. Roy Assaf Dance's premiere U.S. tour is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support has also been provided by the Israel Institute, W... (read more)

Danza De CuracióN Y ReconstruccióN - 99 Scott
Through October 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

DANZA DE CURACIÓN y RECONSTRUCCIÓN (Dance of Healing and Rebuilding ) POCOAPOCO and guest dancer Evelyn Mendez According to indigenous mythology, the dying must cross 9 rivers before they can rest in peace. Similarly, the living begin a journey to find peace in their loss. By Mexican tradition, death is a gate that can be opened as desired during a few days of the year. Those who have passed can return again through the sharing of joy, music, food and personal objects with their loved ones. In the other times, these objects often act as physical representations of spirits that can not be seen or touched. Created in Oaxaca, this performance explores attachment, memory and transition in times of loss and release. It moves to find acceptance and understanding in the joy and pain that life provokes. Performed in New York, the dance reflects what is shifted or lost through change of place and the context of cultural history. Proceeds from these events SUPPORT EARTHQUAKE RELIEF in the ISTHMUS OF OAXACA & MEXICO CITY as well as opportunity for CROSS - CULTURAL AND CREATIVE EXCHANGE between NEW YORK & OAXACA.

Sharon Needles - West Bank Cafe
Through October 13, 2017 - New York

RuPaul's Drag Race winner and unofficial "Queen of Halloween" Sharon Needles kicks off the spookiest time of the year as she performs THE SHARON NEEDLES HALLOWEEN SPECIAL live at The Laurie Beechman Theatre Trick AND treat! Evil spirits begin to gather and prepare for Halloween, and naturally Sharon Needles is leading the pack. THE SHARON NEEDLES HALLOWEEN SPECIAL is an hour-long walk on the spooky side -- be afraid, be very afraid! Tickets are $23. A $45 VIP ticket that includes reserved seating and a meet-and-greet is also available. There is a $20 food/drink minumum at all performance.

Sleeping Beauty - Tarrytown Music Hall
October 14, 2017 - Tarrytown

A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation With Support from Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Another magical performance by the Panto Company! King Humphrey and Queen Bea are so delighted at the birth of their daughter, Aurora, that they throw the biggest party the kingdom has ever seen! However, when they forget to invite the land's most powerful sorceress, Vestra, their happiness soon turns sour. Vestra casts a spell on the baby, proclaiming that on her 18th birthday, she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die! The spell is so strong that the comical Fairy Nuff can only reduce its power by declaring that Aurora will fall asleep for 100 years. But how will she be woken?

Die Zauberflöte - BAM Rose Cinemas
October 14, 2017 - Fort Greene

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Production by Julie Taymor Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart's magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor's spectacular production, which captures both the opera's earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

TENNESSEE RISING - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
October 14, 2017 - New York

ust how did the young poet Thomas Lanier Williams III go on to create some of the most challenging and beloved plays of all time? "Tennessee Rising" gives you an unprecedented look into the early years of Tom Williams as he becomes the legendary Tennessee Williams!

Daniel Johnston - New York City Theatre
October 14, 2017 - New York

Don't miss this brand new show that explores the changing role of women in over last 100 years through some of the greatest American standards. From the corseted beginning of the 20th century to the revolutionary women who changed it all. Expect a high energy and exciting evening featuring fabulous performances, 40 incredible songs, laments and anthems that celebrate what it is to be a woman in this world!

Kazu Kumagai: HEAR/HERE - 92Y
October 14, 2017 - New York

Kazu Kumagai, known for his "powerful athletic technique combined with a riveting clarity" (2016 Bessie Outstanding Performer Award) channels his exceptional rhythmic artistry into the intensity of HEAR/HERE with the following artists: Friday: Kazu Kumagai, tap Gabe Winns, tap Alex Blake, bass Masa Shimizu, guitar Sabrina Clery, song and poetry Ted Louis Levy, special guest, tap Saturday: Kazu Kumagai, tap Gabe Winns, tap Alex Blake, bass Masa Shimizu, guitar Sabrina Clery, song and poetry Brenda Bufalino, special guest, tap

Family Class with Mark Morris Dance Group - Mark Morris Dance Center
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Fun for the whole family, this free class is taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members and accompanied by live music. All ages and levels are welcome. Featured repertory: Layla and Majnun (2016) Learn excerpts from this epic love story that will make it’s New York premiere at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival October 26-29.

Vangeline Theater presents BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE - Theater For the New City
October 14, 2017 - NYC

Following a critically U.S. and International tour, Vangeline Theater presents BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata) on October 14, 2017 at 8pm at Theater For the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Tickets are $15 general admission ($12 for students/seniors) and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3056947. New York Butoh dancer Vangeline conjures the ghosts of two passionate giants - Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh, and composer Ludwig van Beethoven in this hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance. 80 minutes with a 10 minute intermission. "Virtuosic solo performance that will make your skin crawl in the best way possible, conjuring the ghosts of tortured geniuses Beethoven and Tatsumi Hijikata and bringing Butoh into the 21st century with technical marvels and masterful skill. Vangeline is an artist who knows the darkness of Butoh well, and has the incredible skill to make that darkness dance." - Theasy The word "eclipse"is derived from the ancient Greek verb ??????? (ekleíp?) which means "to abandon," "to darken," or "to cease to exist." Butoh is likewise the "Dance of Darkness" where performers dance on the thres... (read more)

Yossi Berg & Oded Graf : Come Jump with Me - New York Live Arts
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

Come Jump With Me is a daring, provocative, and witty work that examines the relevancy and significance of creating art in the urgent political reality of Israel. In the explosive political and social reality, this work indeed pushes the limits and "plays with fire," both literally and visually.

Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty: Why Why Always - Abron Arts Center
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

It is seventeen minutes past midnight, Oceanic Time. In a theater of sorts, a show is about to begin. There is an occasional flicker of light, a sonic shudder, an atmosphere of electronic energy. Conjuring a live cine-performance through the interplay of otherworldly video, music, sound and technology, Why Why Always is a sci-fi misadventure of secret agents and seductresses, where Alphaville meets ASMR. Mesmeric whispers fill the air, lighters flash, linens are folded, and a super computer is foiled.

Left-Right-Left - Japan Society
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

Aesthetics of the past, present, East and West meld together in Italian director/choreographer Luca Veggetti's Left-Right-Left, which explores the point of intersection between Japan's 14th-century noh tradition and today's efforts in dance. With leading Japanese butoh and contemporary dancers, esteemed noh musicians and a child noh actor reciting text from noh plays Okina and Hagoromo, this production offers a lens into the microcosm of humanity. Performed in English. Concept/Director/Choreographer: Luca Veggetti Text Translation/Project Advisor: Donald Keene Music Director: Genjiro Okura Dancers: Akira Kasai, Megumi Nakamura, Yukio Suzuki Noh Musicians: Genjiro Okura, Rokurobyoe Fujita Child Noh Actor: Rinzo Nagayama Lighting Designer: Clifton Taylor Costume Designer: Mitsushi Yanaihara Assistant to the Director: Moe Yoshida Part of the NOH-NOW Series Following the much acclaimed NOH-NOW performance series that Japan Society presented during our 2007 centennial celebration, we are proud to showcase a new NOH-NOW series to mark our 110th anniversary. This edition offers four new productions by today's most celebrated artists who continue to draw inspiration ... (read more)

La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew) - BAM
Through October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

By James Thierrée Compagnie du Hanneton Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival Trapped in a dank subterranean world, two restless siblings are surrounded by the stuff of childhood nightmare: a grimy aquarium, a dusty piano, and a glowing, semi-animate surveillance apparatus. Under the watchful gaze of an amphibian captor—performed by songstress Ofélie Crispin—they and four acrobatic performers tumble and climb through their dingy digs with astonishing control. Beautifully blurring the silly and the sublime, La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew) is an ode to familial love that could only have sprung from the delightfully perverse imagination of James Thierrée (Tabac Rouge, 2015 Next Wave; Raoul, 2010 Next Wave). Set design and original music by James Thierrée Sound design by Thomas Delot Lighting design by Alex Hardellet & James Thierrée Costume design by Pascaline Chavanne Puppets by Victoria Thierrée Produced by Compagnie du Hanneton / Junebug ON SALE DATES SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE Mon Jun 05 BAM members Mon Jun 19 General public SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE Mon Jul 24 BAM members Mon Aug 07 General public PERFORMANCES Thu, Oct 12 at 7:30pm Fr... (read more)

La Grenouille Avait Raison (The Toad Knew)+James ThierréE, Compagnie Du Hanneton - BAM
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

In this physical theater work from the sublimely wicked imagination of James Thierrée, two restless siblings are trapped in a dank subterranean world under the watchful gaze of an amphibian captor.A brother, a sister, and a broken-hearted toad.

La Grenouille Avait Raison (The Toad Knew) - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Through October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival Trapped in a dank subterranean world, two restless siblings are surrounded by the stuff of childhood nightmare: a grimy aquarium, a dusty piano, and a glowing, semi-animate surveillance apparatus. Under the watchful gaze of an amphibian captor—performed by songstress Ofélie Crispin—they and four acrobatic performers tumble and climb through their dingy digs with astonishing control. Beautifully blurring the silly and the sublime, La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew) is an ode to familial love that could only have sprung from the sublimely wicked imagination of James Thierrée (Tabac Rouge, 2015 Next Wave; Raoul, 2010 Next Wave).

Richard III - BAM
Through October 14, 2017 - Fort Greene

By William Shakespeare Translation and adaptation by Marius von Mayenburg Schaubühne Berlin Directed by Thomas Ostermeier Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival Dragging his clubfoot and hunchback across a clay- and glitter-caked stage, Shakespeare's most wretched villain weaponizes his ugliness against a kingdom ravaged by its own elite infighting. In this prescient production, German director Thomas Ostermeier (An Enemy of the People, 2013 Next Wave) laces iambic pentameter with relentless drumming, bringing his trademark pop-cultural canniness to bear. Cult Shakespearean actor Lars Eidinger is cast as a kind of rock-star despot, growling his soliloquies into a microphone that swings overhead like the Sword of Damocles, as he alternately seduces and bombasts his nation into chaos. Set design by Jan Pappelbaum Costume design by Florence von Gerkan Music by Nils Ostendorf Video by Sébastien Dupouey Dramaturgy by Florian Borchmeyer Lighting design by Erich Schneider ON SALE DATES SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE Mon Jun 05 BAM members Mon Jun 19 General public SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE Mon Jul 24 BAM members Mon Aug 07 General public PERFORMANCES Wed, Oct ... (read more)

Katherine Brook / Tele-Violet: The Power of Emotion: The Apartment [World Premiere] - Abron Arts Center
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

The Power of Emotion is a collaborative multi-part project led by director Katherine Brook, writer Shonni Enelow, and composer Taylor Brook exploring how we watch, hear, and perform emotion. The Apartment—the project's third and final iteration—is informed by an Alexander Kluge film of the same name, the director's experience as a juror on a criminal trial, various operas including Wagner's Ring Cycle, and an ongoing exploration of acting style and method. Musicians and actors take center stage in this story of a fight between two women that leads to an apartment fire.

The Intimacy Effect - Vital Joint
Through October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Title Point in conjunction with Propinquity presents The Intimacy Effect by Jeff Tabnick at Vital Joint, 109 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY, from September 28 through October 14, 2017 at 8pm. Performances: Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm, and there is no late seating. Tickets are $20; RSVP to info@vitaljoint.xyz. In The Intimacy Effect, Matt Appel welcomes his brother and sister-in-law into his family’s small apartment. Over his wife's objections, Matt tells them about the pregnant woman who showed up at their apartment the day before. This woman’s allegations have serious ramifications for them all. The play weaves in and out of thoughts and actions, the past, the present and the future to explore the porous border between one person and another.  Directed by Eric Nightengale With James Ball, Sarah Doudna, Jennifer O'Donnell, Richard Lovejoy and Ruth Nightengale   Jeff Tabnick’s plays include I Found Her Tied to My Bed (Lightening Strikes and Strange Roads), Something Truly Monstrous (The Blank Theatre), An Idiot (Hangar Theatre), Tonight at Noon (workshops at EST, Telluride Playwright’s Festival, Acme Theatre, Drilling Company) and Love in the T... (read more)

Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World - Lincoln Center
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

ilary Knight was born stage-struck, ninety years ago. Best known as the illustrator of the American classic Eloise, he cites the performing arts as the single greatest influence on his life and career. As a child, Knight was fascinated by the circus and could not get enough of Broadway. His artist parents introduced him to musicals with Jumbo in 1935. His early theatrical influences were Ethel Merman in Red, Hot and Blue; Gertrude Lawrence in Lady in the Dark; and the sensational Carmen Miranda in The Streets of Paris. The movies were another source of inspiration and obsession. Designer Adrian's extravagant costumes for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) mesmerized him; child star Sabu in Elephant Boy (1937) became a hero. After studying at the Art Students' League with Reginald Marsh, and then a stint in the US Navy in World War II, Knight designed sets under the exacting eye of the legendary George Abbott at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. Eloise became a national and international bestseller in the 1950's, and Knight's children's book career took off with titles such as Where's Wallace, and The Circus is Coming! Yet his work in the theater continued with iconic Broadway posters, inc... (read more)

Pluto Is Missing! a Not-So-Planetary Musical - The Pit (Peoples Improv Theater)
October 15, 2017 - New York City

It's the year 2006 and big news has just hit the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified! From planet down to... dwarf planet? Or even just an asteroid?! Oh, brother. What's a celestial body to do? It'll take some interstellar friends (and a few down here on Earth) to figure it out. "Pluto Is Missing!" is a new musical for all ages (and planetoids) By Chris Mann & Emily Duncan.

Kt Sullivan - West Bank Cafe
October 15, 2017 - New York

Cabaret icon KT Sullivan reprises her hit 2007 show about her journey from from her rural hometown, Boggy Depot, Okla. to the lights of the Broadway Stage. The New York Times called the show a "thrill ride." With direction by Eric Michael Gillett

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble - William Penn Charter School
October 15, 2017 - Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA - Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble has commissioned renowned Malian composer Moussa Traore (http://moussadjembeclass.wixsite.com/moussa ) to compose new and original music, in traditional Malian styles, for "From Mali to America," Kulu Mele's all-new dance and drumming show, to premiere Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Traore's compositions for Kulu Mele will feature traditional Didadi musical styles from Mali's Sikasso region, and well as Madan rhythms, which traditionally were played at the end of harvests and at other festive events in Mali "From Mali to America" is made possible in part thanks to generous support from PECO, the Barra Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Sheila Fortune Foundation, the Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial, the Samuel S. Fels Fund, Union Benevolent Association, The PHILO Project, the William Penn Foundation, the Orisha Community Development Corporation, the board of directors of Kulu Mele and many generous individual donors and volunteers. About Kulu ... (read more)

La Ti Do Cabaret - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 15, 2017 - New York

Curated and hosted by Don Michael Mendoza and Regie Cabico, La-Ti-Do made its debut to a full house in Washington, DC on January 23, 2012 at The Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. Since then, La-Ti-Do became DC's premiere musical theatre cabaret and spoken word series to serve the artistic community on a weekly basis. On June 9, 2013, the show then opened a touring chapter in New York City and continues to do so on a select basis and made a special appearance at Feinstein's/54 Below. In 2016, La-Ti-Do became a program of a parent company: Winter's Lane Productions under the direction of Founder/Artistic Director Anya Randall Nebel. Past musical performers range from Broadway veterans, Helen Hayes Award honorees to internationally recognized spoken word artists. Some notable alumni include Apollo Link, Jose Llana, Nova Y. Payton, Nicholas Rodriguez, Dorea Schmidt, Emily Zickler, Sonya Renee Taylor, Adele Hampton, Vijai Nathan, Sophia Walker, along with the national touring casts of The Sound of Music and The King and I.

Desperate Measures - Saint Peter's Church
October 15, 2017 - New York

In 1890, in a lawless territory out west, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, finds himself sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. His sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life. The governor promises to pardon Johnny if his sister, the Sister, will 'do his bidding' for the night. Adding to the hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche. The York Theatre Company, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, opens its 2017-18 Season with Desperate Measures, a knee-slappin' new musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. It's naughty, it's country, and it's a New York premiere with music by award-winning composer David Friedman, book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Peter Kellogg, and direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry). Yee-haw, verily!

Ballet Hispánico offer Adult Classes in Caribbean Flow, Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion, and Salsa - Ballet Hispanico
October 15, 2017 - New York City

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces the Fall 2017 Adult Class Schedule, with classes in Caribbean Flow, Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion, and Salsa. Celebrating over 45 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC.   During Hispanic Heritage Month, participants may take one class and bring a friend for free until October 15, 2017.   Caribbean Flow with Dana Manno Mondays at 7:15 pm, Teens & Adults, open to ages 15 and up. Dana's high-energy style transports dancers of all levels straight to the islands of the Caribbean in this fun and lively class. Each session fuses dance styles of Salsa, Rhumba, Soca, Merengue, and more. Get strong, get loose, and learn some cultural history while you move! All levels welcome.   Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion with Sekou McMiller Wednesdays at 7:15 pm, Adults ages 18 and up. At the forefront of a new movement in the Latin dance world, Sekou's unique and exciting style of Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion introduces Latin rhythms and techniques deeply rooted in the Caribbean (salsa/mambo, cha-cha-cha, rumba) while blendin... (read more)

Adelphi University’s Best of Broadway on October 14 and 15 - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Through October 15, 2017 - Garden City

Adelphi’s popular Best of Broadway series is back, once again featuring Adelphi’s talented students as they celebrate the music of Broadway. Best of Broadway will be performed on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall, at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Adelphi PAC, this edition of Best of Broadway will feature classic and contemporary music from shows that have appeared on Broadway over the last ten years including Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, The Addams Family, 9 to 5, Cats and more. Directed by Erin Quill (Original Broadway Company of Avenue Q) and Jad Bernardo (award-winning musical director), Best of Broadway will continue to give everyone the old Razzle Dazzle, starring Adelphi’s talented students. The Poole Family Broadway Series at the Adelphi PAC is generously sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole. Best of Broadway is just one of many events taking place during Adelphi University’s first-ever Spirit Weekend. For more information on Adelphi’s Spirit Weekend, visit adelphi.edu/spirit. The Adelphi PAC... (read more)

The Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip and His Polkastra at Czech and Slovak Sokol Mn - Czech and Slovak Sokol MN
Through October 15, 2017 - St. Pau

Get ready for some fun and dancing with the triumphant return of the Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip and his Polkastra, on their 2017 Historic Dance Hall Tour!!! It's Lawrence Welk meets Hee Haw in the old Vaudevillian tradition with live music, singing, sketch comedy, feats of amazement and featuring a community talent contest! Children age 4 to 104 will love this walk down memory lane. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to Polka, Waltz and fox trot to the music of The Chmielewski Funtime Band. The fun starts with music and dancing an hour before the show. Food and beverages will be available. Don't be the one person in town who got left behind crying in the caboose! The Hoopla Train is produced by Sod House Theater and features; Darcey Engen, Eriq Nelson, Elise Langer, Kimberly Richardson, Luverne Seifert, Andrea Wollenberg and featuring Jim Lichtscheidl as Yard Master Yip.

The Freedom Theatre: the Siege - NYU Skirball
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

The Siege is a passionate retelling of the story of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, during the height of the second intifada. Drawn from interviews with survivors, it is told from the point of view of some of the armed Palestinian fighters who found refuge in the church. Along with 200 civilians, they were given sanctuary by the church's resident priests and nuns and spent 39 days there with dwindling food, water and medical supplies. While the world watched, the fighters grappled with survival, ideology, and the decision to continue the struggle to the end, or surrender. The Freedom Theatre, based in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, is dedicated to using culture and art as catalysts for social change. Through workshops, classes and professional theater productions, the company helps Palestinian adults, youth and women develop tools to deal with the hardships of daily life under occupation.

Leimay Performance: in Illo Tempore Vignettes Iv - New York Restoration Project
Through October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

In Illo Tempore Vignettes is a performance of bodies suspended in time, revealing the echoes of memory, alienation, and exile. The performers parade through relentless streams of invisible stimuli in a voyage between presence and absence. The piece addresses the innumerable stories of the exiled, the ones that are visible and the ones that take place in a vacuum.

Saudade - BAM
Through October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival There is sadness, and there is saudade, a nostalgic yearning for an elusive past—which is said to be the essence of the Portuguese soul. In this tribute to the most romantic of melancholias from Vancouver-bred, New York-based choreographer Joshua Beamish, six male dancers (with a range of credits that include Nederlands Dans Theater, Alvin Ailey, and Martha Graham) confront their existential incompleteness. Merging balletic poise with street-style body isolation, they conjure hollow intimacies in a series of ghostly solos, pas de deux, and group passages, paying homage to the absence that keeps us longing. Choreography by Joshua Beamish Music by Hildur Guðnadóttir Lighting design by Mike Inwood ON SALE DATES SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE Mon Jun 05 BAM members Mon Jun 19 General public SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE Mon Jul 24 BAM members Mon Aug 07 General public PERFORMANCES Wed, Oct 11 at 7:30pm Thu, Oct 12 at 7:30pm Fri, Oct 13 at 7:30pm Sat, Oct 14 at 7:30pm Sun, Oct 15 at 3pm RUN TIME Approx 1hr 5min VENUE BAM Fisher TICKET INFO FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT $25 Subscription d... (read more)

Saudade+Joshua Beamish/Movethecompany - BAM
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Vancouver-bred, New York-based choreographer Joshua Beamish pays tribute to saudade—a nostalgic yearning for an elusive past—which is said to be the essence of the Portuguese soul.Movement in the key of melancholy.

Lonely Planet - New York City Theatre
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Absurdity and poignancy intertwine in Stephen Dietz's quietly brilliant examination of the AIDs epidemic through the eyes of two gay men, Jody, a worldly yet introverted map store owner and his more outlandish friend Carl, whose penchant for chairs carries more meaning than meets the eye. As time goes on in the isolated store, it becomes apparent that Jody hasn't left it for very long time. As a result, his knowledge of what is happening to their community is scant. Carl, being his only link to the outside world, decides he must bear witness to what is happening and begins to place the chairs of their fallen friends in the shop. Reminding us that hiding away from the world and its problems can have devastating consequences, Lonely Planet is a beautifully simple, yet highly resonant work that still reverberates into today's climate.

M. Butterfly - New York City Theatre
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Clive Owen (Old Times, The Knick) returns to Broadway in this revival of the celebrated play M. Butterfly. Based on an extraordinary true story, M. Butterfly details the affair between a French diplomat and Chinese opera singer that was revealed to be an elaborate honeypot operation by the Chinese secret service. M. Butterfly opens with the diplomat in prison and plays out as a series of flashbacks of the relationship, which are beautifully entwined with allusions to Madama Butterfly as a way of exploring the troubling power dynamics between an 'all-powerful' West and a 'submissive' East. Written by David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly premiered on Broadway in 1988 and won three Tony Awards, including Best Play. Set against the backdrop of the Cultural Revolution, M. Butterfly is ripe for director Julie Taymor's renowned visual flair and sense of grandeur.

The Apple Tree Musical Revival - The Lion Theatre
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

In The Apple Tree Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick show us that women have been smarter than men from as far back as Eden when Adam says, “I remember when you invented fire”. In a barbaric kingdom a daughter gets around her father as if it were today’s White House by intoning – “Oh, Daddy”. In time present a star is created by TV but unlike certain men, our star – a woman – is “tired of being a cardboard figure”. Songs include “Here in Eden”; “What Makes Me Love Him”; “I’ve Got What You Want”; “Oh, To Be a Movie Star” and “Gorgeous”. Our Eve (et al) is Savannah Frazier, our Adam (et al) is Garen McRoberts, our Snake (et al) is Matthew LaBanca. Not only do the principals play several roles but so do the ensemble - Marc De La Concha; Elizabeth Flanagan; Alia Hodge; Colin Minamoto; and Wesley Tunison. Ray Roderick (Director/Choreographer) Jim Stenborg (Music Director/Vocal Arranger) Performance Dates: October 3 – October 15 Four matinees at 2:00 Wed/FRI/Sat/Sun Four evenings at 7:30 Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat Our theater is The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row Studios (410 West 42nd Street) Tickets are $45 at the Box Office or from Telecharge 212-239-6200

No Wake - 59E59 Theaters
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Route 66 Theatre Company & Bella Vita Entertainment presents NO WAKE By William Donnelly Directed by Veronica Brady Stef Tovar & Tricia Small Nolan and Rebecca have moved on since their divorce - she to a new husband and he to a series of failed relationships. However, when an unexpected tragedy brings them back together, they're forced to navigate a web of grief and guilt that leads to tears, laughter and ultimately, hope. At once deeply touching and filled with humor, No Wake takes an honest look at the grieving process and the unexpected consequences it can bring.

Outside Paducah: The Wars at Home - The Wild Project
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

In Outside Paducah: The Wars at Home, written and performed by J. A. Moad II, we watch the toll of war reverberate across three generations of Americans: A seven year-old boy struggles to make sense of the screaming in the night after his father returns from Afghanistan. A fifty year-old man works to rebuild his life as he wrestles with the memory of an idealistic son—a teenager turned Marine who came back from Iraq wounded, disillusioned, and broken. And at a bar in the rust-belt remnant of his hometown, a former soldier's midnight encounter brings the past and the present into an explosive, searing reality. About J.A. Moad II He is a former Air Force C-130 pilot with over 3000 flight hours and more than 100 combat sorties. He served as an English Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and continues to serve as an editor and blogger for their international journal, War, Literature & the Arts (WLA). His short stories, poetry and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, and is the recipient of the 2014 Consequence Magazine Fiction Award. In addition to writing, he has performed on stage at the Library of Congress and at The Guthrie Theater as part... (read more)

Up the Rabbit Hole - Theater for the New City
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) presents UP THE RABBIT HOLE, a new play by Andy Halliday and directed by G.R. Johnson, opening Tuesday, September 26th at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue at 10th Street). Halliday and Johnson return to Theater for the New City following their 2014 collaboration Nothing But Trash with this deeply personal story about a young gay man who has fallen into a world of sex and obsession, and must find his way out. UP THE RABBIT HOLE is the story of a young man who, desperate to find answers to questions that consume his life as an adopted child, becomes obsessed with tracking down and connecting with his birth mother. His lack of identity in these formative years has led to a life of careless sexual exploits and reckless drug use. When he finally finds his mother, the answers he has been searching for his entire life finally give him the courage to combat his drug addiction and climb out of the darkness and UP THE RABBIT HOLE. Tickets are $25 general admission and can be purchased online at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212.868.4444. For more information, visit www.windowpanetheatrecompany.com.

NYU Skirball Presents the North American Premiere of The Freedom Theatre’s ‘The Siege’ - NYU Skirball
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

NYU Skirball will present the North American premiere of the Palestinian company The Freedom Theatre’s The Siege, running for 10 performances, October 12– 22, 2017. The Siege is based the 2002 occupation of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, where more than 200 Palestinian fighters, civilians and Christian clergy sought sanctuary during an Israeli military action. The play is created and directed by Nabil Al-?Raee and Zoe Lafferty, and will be performed in Arabic with English subtitles. The Freedom Theatre, based in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, is dedicated to using culture and art as a catalyst for social change. Through workshops, classes and professional theater productions, The Freedom Theater helps Palestinian adults, youth and women develop tools to deal with the hardships of daily life under occupation. The North American premiere tour is produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann. THE STORY OF THE SIEGE The Siege is drawn from the accounts of a group of men who, at the height of the second Intifada (Palestinian uprising), took refuge in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, one of the world’s holiest sites. The production is built from interviews wit... (read more)

The Last Match - Roundabout Theatre
Through October 24, 2017 - New York

You've given it all to reach the top of your game. Now where do you go from here? That's the question at the heart of Anna Ziegler's new play The Last Match. It's the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife and himself that he's still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero. Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional sports, this New York premiere, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.

Death to The Pumpkin Pie Show - Under St. Marks Theater
Through October 28, 2017 - New York

After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades. FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Clay McLeod Chapman’s DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) October 12-28 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. See all Three Shows for the Price of Two when you use the code PIE. To celebrate the passing of this downtown institution—along with the recent release of the story collection NOTHING UNTOWARD: TALES FROM THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW (Applause Books)—we have put together a Pumpkin Pie Show retrospective, cherry-picking a few of our favorite productions from the Pie’s past. See one, see them all; no two shows are the same: COMMENCEMENT Written by Clay McLeod Chapman Performances by Hanna Cheek Thursday, October 12,... (read more)

Tomorrow in the Battle - Ars Nova
Through October 28, 2017 - New York

Stripped Scripts® (with Executive Producer Greg Schaffert) will present the NYC Premiere of Kieron Barry’s Tomorrow in the Battle, directed by Tana Sirois (The Last Eden with Dirt [contained] Theatre Company) at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue), October 11-28 with performances Monday through Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 7pm & 10pm, and Saturday at 3pm & 7pm. Tickets ($25-$59) are available online at strippedscripts.com or by calling 212-352-3101.The New York premiere is being presented at Theater 511 as part of the Ars Nova Fling program. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. What are the consequences when the lies we tell ourselves become the reality of the lives we lead? A tale of obsession and betrayal, Tomorrow in the Battle paints a searing portrait of loyalty and lust, honor and honesty, duty and desire as a group of London’s elite navigate their own professional and moral crises. The cast will feature Patrick Hamilton (Pimm’s Mission with Oberon Theatre Ensemble at 59E59), Ruth Mahala Sullivan (The Popular Truth Game Show at The Brick), and Allison Threadgold (Antigone with Fusion Theater at Theatre Row)... (read more)

Only You Can Prevent Wildfires - Teatro Circulo
Through October 28, 2017 - New York

Ricochet Collective (Sherri Eden Barber, Artistic Director; Brandon Pape, Executive Director) will present the World Premiere of Harrison David Rivers’ ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES, co-conceived and directed by Sherri Eden Barber, at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), October 7-28 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm with additional performances on Tuesday, October 10, Wednesday, October 11 and Monday, October 23 at 7pm. Tickets ($25;$20 during previews) are available online at www.ricochetcollective.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES explores the true story of Terry Lynn Barton, a forestry technician, who in 2002 started the largest forest fire in Colorado history when she burned a letter from her estranged husband. Under the obsessive scrutiny of investigator Kim Jones, Terry’s actions are called into question in a desperate attempt to uncover the motive behind her crime. As we watch Terry’s relationship with her husband deteriorate over time, the clues begin to fall into place. Was the fire really an accident... (read more)

I of the Storm - The Gym at Judson
Through October 29, 2017 - NEW YORK

Starring OOBR Award winning Richard Hoehler as RJ Bartholomew, an Everyman with answers for those questioning Everything. After falling from grace with an agnostic thud, Bartholomew delivers a powerful message, considering the current condition of the world, with a genuine hope for the future, faith in the universe, and an undying love for mankind. With dignity, humor, and grace, I OF THE STORM is the thrilling riches to rags story about achieving success by letting everything go.

Squeamish - Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row
Through November 11, 2017 - New York

All For One Theater presents "SQUEAMISH," the new play starring two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (Secret Garden, The First Daughter Suite) at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). This production, which runs from October 6 through November 11th, is the third psychological horror play from Aaron Mark, following his acclaimed Empanada Loca with Daphne Rubin-Vega and Another Medea with Tom Hewitt. Mr. Mark is also the director. "SQUEAMISH" is the tale of an Upper West Side psychoanalyst, a long-time recovering alcoholic whose bloody quest for personal balance begins when she finds herself in the South Plains of Texas, off her meds, after her nephew's suicide. Tickets are $52.25 and are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit http://www.afo.nyc

Tiny Beautiful Things - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Through November 12, 2017 - New York

Please note Nia Vardalos will not be performing on the following evenings: September 24, October 31, November 1, November 2, and November 3. Following its critically-acclaimed and sold-out run last season, the uplifting and richly funny TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS returns to the Public's larger Newman Theater with Academy Award-nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) reprising the role of Sugar. Based on the best-selling book by author Cheryl Strayed (Wild), the play TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS was praised by The New York Times as "an ideal catharsis" and "handkerchief-soaking meditation on pain, loss, hope & forgiveness." Thousands of people wrote letters asking for advice from an anonymous online columnist named Sugar, who drew from her own life experiences to answer in a candid, often brutally honest exchange. It was later revealed that Sugar was Cheryl Strayed. Vardalos adapts the book, weaving together the real letters to explore the monstrous beauty, unfathomable dark and glimmering light which are at the heart of being human. Tony Award winner Thomas Kail (Dry Powder, Hamilton) directs this "incredibly moving" (Time Out) play about reaching when you're stuck, healing ... (read more)

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Thelma Hill - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Through November 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

651 ARTS launches the second installment of its signature Live & Outspoken series with a discussion honoring dance educator and pioneer Thelma Hill. A panel of nationally acclaimed scholars and artists will convene to celebrate and pay tribute to the dynamic career on one of America’s most important dance figures. Follow the conversation: #LiveOutspoken #ClassicBlack

The Illustrious Blacks: Hyperbolic! - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Through November 30, 2017 - New York

Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity defying performances, gender bending fashions and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultra-magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks! The acclaimed duo fuse music, dance, theater & fashion as the main ingredients to expand minds, shake bootys and encourage all to be bold, be brave and be you! #LiveTheHypeLife

The Museum Workout - The Met
Through December 10, 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.

The Wizard of Oz - Harlem Rep
Through December 15, 2017 - New York

The classic musical, "The Wizard of Oz," is being mounted with a multi-racial cast, a jazzy underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation. Director/choreographer is Keith Lee Grant, Artistic Director of Harlem Rep, who is in the midst of a four-year project of presenting classic musicals that have lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
Through December 18, 2017 - New York

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season Highlights: Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular... (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."

LABA Announces 2017-18 Fellows, Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Fellowship - 14th Street Y
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture announces the 2017-2018 Fellows: a group of ten culture-makers, a mix of visual artists, writers, musicians, playwrights and directors who are brought together to study classic Jewish texts in a non-religious, open-minded setting centered on a chosen theme; this year's theme is WAR + PEACE.   The 2017-2018 Fellows are Tal Beery, Tal Gur, Amy Handelsman, Jess Honovich, Ishai Shapira Kalter, Zohar Tirosh-Polk, Jacob Siegel, Yael Sloma, Jon Adam Ross, and Brandon Woolf.     This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the ground-breaking series by LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, which pushes the boundaries of what Jewish art can be and what Jewish texts can teach.   Liel Leibovitz will replace Ruby Namdar as the lead LABA teacher this year. Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine, and one of the hosts of Unorthodox, the magazine's popular podcast.  He is the author of several books, including, most recently, A Broken Hallelujah: Rock n' Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen. LABA staff includes Ronit Muszkatblit, Artistic Director; Liel Leibovitz, Lead Teacher; Ruby Namdar, Resident Scholar; and Hanan Elstein, Editorial Di... (read more)

Jessica Lang Dance Announces 2017-18 Season - New York City
Through December 31, 2017 -

New York, NY - Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) announces 2017-18 Season including performances in NYC, national and international touring, and new community programming. Ms. Lang has created choreography for Verdi's Aida presented by Washington National Opera through September 23, 2017 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Opera House, 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.Shehas also been commissioned to create a pièce d'occasion for American Ballet Theatre's Fall 2017 Season Gala at The David H. Koch Theater on October 18, 2017. In addition, Lang's 2016 work for the company, Her Notes, is again part of ABT's fall season programming, running through October 29, 2017. Jessica Lang Dance will perform as part of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival, with a company premiere of Stabat Mater from November 1-2, 2017. The company will present for the first time in Moscow, Russia in December 2017, and will tour nationally throughout the country, with appearances in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Wisconsin, among others. In addition to the NYC performances of Lang's work, JLD isestablishing two new community programs in Queens this fall. JLD's communit... (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

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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