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Avenue Q

New World Stages

http://newworldstages.com

340 West 50th Street, NYC

Puppets face life challenges with bad language and sex, as this Tony award winning musical moves beyond a foul-mouthed Sesame Street send-up to a sweet piece about youthful angst and the search for love. This musical has a very strong book and score, and a dedicated cast.  Take it in if you ...

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Actors Temple Theatre

http://stlukestheatre.com

339 West 47th Street, New York, NY  10036

This play is the story of six black men and their World War II journey to becoming the first African American fighter pilots in US history. The play and production are inspirational, and plays Saturdays at 1 ...

Blue Man Group

Astor Place Theatre

http://www.blueman.com/new-york/about-show

434 Lafayette Street New York, New York

Blue Man Group combines music, technology, and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative,” “energetic,” and “wildly ...

In Film Camp, There's Always Popcorn

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, May 17, 2018 The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center in Pleasantville, New York, has a dual mission. Their five-screen art house theater shows independent documentaries and world films, while across the street, a 27,000-square foot media ...

Review: ‘Me and My Girl’ Underwhelms at Encores!

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, May 16, 2018 In the 1980s, the landscape for Broadway musicals was bleak. As the decade wore on, American musicals were fewer and fewer in number, to the point where, in a number of seasons, there weren’t enough new musicals to ...

Wall to Wall Bernstein at Symphony Space on Saturday - ...

ZEALnyc, May 15, 2018 One of New York City's most enduring performance hosting venues just happens to have started out as a food hall (the Astor Market) in 1915, was a short-lived ice skating rink (the Crystal Palace), and eventually evolved into the iconic performing space and film ...

Art Break: Nature Captured in Art By Georgia O'Keeffe at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, May 14, 2018 Art is amazing for many reasons. One of the best is helping us reexamine and redefine our understanding and relationship to history, culture, people, or even everyday items. Case in point: all our Art Break picks this week. ...

A Day @: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Will Lift You Out of ...

By Anne Marie Kelly, Contributing Writer, May 11, 2018 Are you tired of feeling trapped inside cars, trains and buses? Or being surrounded by glass, concrete and industrial lighting? Taking a stroll through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden might change your mind. This stunning 52-acre garden in the ...

Commentary: Inspirational Fashion By Way of the Catholic Church at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, May 11, 2018 For many people, fashion isn’t just something to cover (or reveal) the body: in their eyes, fashion is practically a religion. These devotees travel to cities famous for designers and stores, buy items that are cherished for ...

Out of the Pit and Into the Spotlight — the Metropolitan ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, May 10, 2018 The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra is one of the world’s finest orchestras, and their highly anticipated appearances at Carnegie Hall are a highlight of the season. Unleashed from the pit of the opera house and taking center stage, it ...

Launching 'A Day @:' Series — Exploring the Not-To-Be-Missed Throughout the ...

ZEALnyc, May 9, 2018 New York City may be our oyster, but where are the pearls? With so many museums, performances, street fairs, shopping, special interest events — how are we supposed to cull out the real gems from the enormous smorgasbord of possibilities? ZEALnyc is here to ...

Jazz Notes: Iconoclastic Jazz Master Ornette Coleman Receives a Rousing ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, May 8, 2018 Ornette Coleman, who dared to step to the edge of jazz boundaries and break the rules in search of improvisational freedom with his free jazz, was once considered a renegade and outsider. In testament to his alto saxophone ...

Review: Mariss Jansons Leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony in a ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, May 8, 2018 The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra reinforced their stature as one of the finest ensembles in the world in a riveting performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E Minor. Under the revered baton of Mariss Jansons, their chief conductor, ...

Bristol Old Vic’s ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ at BAM

BAM Harvey Theater

https://www.bam.org/theater/2018/long-day-journey-into-night

651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical family portrait comes to BAM, featuring decorated stage and screen actor Jeremy Irons (Brideshead Revisited, The Borgias) as whiskey-soaked patriarch James Tyrone and Lesley Manville (Ghosts, 2015 Winter/Spring) in a harrowing performance as morphine-addled ...

Drunk Shakespeare

Quinn's Bar

http://quinnsnyc.com

356 West 44th Street, NYC

Liquor, Shakespeare, and actors collide at Quinn’s Bar. You’re 21 or older, and a part of the ...

Encores! Off Center: Gone Missing at New York City Center

Mainstage at New York City Center

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/gone-missing/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

This special engagement honors the work of composer and Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman, whose life was tragically cut short last summer. “Michael Friedman was a brilliant and prolific composer and lyricist, a pianist, a thinker, a mile-a-minute talker, a gesticulator, a person who ...

Encores! Off Center: Songs For a New World at New York City Center

Mainstage at New York City Center

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/songs-for-a-new-world/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

The first musical from three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County), Songs for a New World (1995) is a collection of powerful songs examining life, love, and the choices ordinary people make when faced with extraordinary moments. From the deck of a ...

Mary Page Marlowe

Tony Kiser Theater

https://2st.com/shows/current-production

305 West 43rd Street

If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting ...

Mostly Mozart Festival: Ninagawa’s ‘Macbeth’ at Lincoln Center

David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center

http://www.lincolncenter.org/mostly-mozart-festival/show/ninagawa-macbeth

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The 1980 premiere of Yukio Ninagawa’s “legendarily beautiful” Japanese-language production of Macbeth (Independent, U.K.) was a watershed moment in global theater. Transposing Shakespeare’s tragedy from medieval Scotland to feudal Japan, Ninagawa created a breathtaking world filled with ...

MTC’s ‘Dan Cody’s Yacht’ at New York City Center

New York City Center Stage I

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/dan-codys-yacht/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter’s life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up the question: what truly separates the haves ...

MTC’s ‘Sugar In Our Wounds’ at New York City Center

New York City Center Stage II

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/sugar-in-our-wounds/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. As the battle rages on, the tree protects a young slave, James, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, ...

Mummenschanz’s ‘you & me’ at Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Gerald W. Lynch Theater

https://www.mummenschanz.com

524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

Mummenschanz, the renowned theatrical troupe known to fans around the world as “The Musicians of Silence,” returns to New York this summer for the first time in nearly four years. Mummenschanz conjures a magical world, full of possibilities, without uttering a word. The troupe’s ...

Newsical The Musical at Kirk Theatre / Theater Row

Kirk Theatre

http://www.theatrerow.org/kirknowplaying/

410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10019

No one in the news is safe! The Drama Desk nominated musical revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. With songs and material being updated on a regular basis, composer-lyricist (Drama Desk Nominee) Rick Crom’s topical musical comedy is an ...

Our Lady of 121st Street

Pershing Square Signature Theatre / Irene Diamond Stage

https://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2017-2018/Our-Lady-of-121st-Street.aspx

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy) continues his  Residency at Signature with a new production of Our Lady of 121st Street under the direction of Obie Award-winner Anne Kauffman. After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students ...

Paradise Blue

Pershing Square Signature Theatre / Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

https://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2017-2018/Paradise-Blue.aspx

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

Kennedy Prize for Drama Award-winner Dominique Morisseau’s Signature Residency begins with this New York premiere of her play Paradise Blue which will be directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney). In 1949, Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood is gentrifying. Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the ...

Peace for Mary Frances / The New Group @ The Pershing Square Signature Center

The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre / The Pershing Square Signature Theatre

https://www.thenewgroup.org/peaceformaryfrances.html

480 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036

Mary Frances has lived a good life; she’s ninety years old and ready to die. Born to refugees fleeing the Armenian genocide, her last wish is to die peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Her dream collides with reality as three generations of explosive women flood her small New England ...

Reasons To Be Pretty Happy at MCC / Lucille Lortel Theatre

MCC Theatre @ The Lucille Lortel Theatre

http://www.mcctheater.org//currentseason.html

121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

After five years in New York, Greg and Steph return to their blue-collar hometown for their 20th high school reunion and to a dramatic encounter with Kent and Carly, the friends they left behind. Old secrets and new lies become increasingly difficult to hide as the evening (and the drinking) goes ...

Russia’s Theater of Nations: ‘Ivanov’ at New York City Center

Mainstage at New York City Center

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/ivanov/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Following their critically acclaimed run of Shukshin’s Stories (2016), Russia’s Theatre of Nations returns to New York with a dramatic retelling of Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov. Controversial opera and theater master Timofey Kulyabin, best known for his rebellious take on ...

Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man at 777 Theatre

777 Theatre

http://sextipsplay.com/

777 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

This romantic comedy takes the audience on a hilarious and wild ride where no topic is taboo and the insider ‘tips’ come straight from the source: a gay man. The play is set at a local university auditorium where the English department holds its monthly meet the authors event. Robyn is the shy ...

Shakespeare in the Park: ‘Othello’ at the Delacorte

Delacorte Theater, Central Park

https://publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/SITP/Othello-2018/

Enter at 81st St & Central Park West or 79th Street & Fifth Avenue

Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is ...

Shakespeare in the Park: ‘Twelfth Night’ at the Delacorte

Delacorte Theater, Central Park

https://publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/SITP/Twelfth-Night-2018/

Enter at 81st St & Central Park West or 79th Street & Fifth Avenue

A remounting and re-imagining production of the 2016 Public Works’ musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT will be presented again — this time for a full five-week run in Central Park. Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform ...

Sistas at St. Luke’s Theatre

St. Luke's Theatre

https://stlukestheatre.com/2012/01/24/sistas-beginning-september-29/

308 46th Street, New York, NY 10019

Three–time Tony winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present SISTAS, a musical journey of a multi generational African-American family. The production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. The women discuss their family history and the history of African-American ...

Skintight

Laura Pels Theatre

https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Skintight.aspx

111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Roundabout reunites writer Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and director Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews) for Skintight, a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac (Idina Menzel) turns to her famous ...

Sweeney Todd — in a pie shop at the Barrow Street Theatre

Barrow Street Theatre

http://www.sweeneytoddnyc.com

27 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, NYC

This production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street features the stars of the original London version of this production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhán McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their performances ...

The Accidental Pervert

13th Street Repertory Company

http://www.13thstreetrep.org

50 West 13th Street, New York, NY

Pervert is Andrew Goffman’s one-man, autobiographical comedy about his youthful discovery of pornography and subsequent journey through addiction to ...

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at St. Luke’s Theatre

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that’s sure to delight children and adults alike. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that ...

The Marvelous Wonderettes at Kirk Theatre – Theater Row

Kirk Theatre

http://www.theatrerow.org/kirknowplaying/

410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10019

Take a musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Experience their lives and loves from prom night to their 10 year reunion, as the girls perform such classic ’50’s ...

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