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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 ...

The Royal Family of Broadway

Review: ‘The Royal Family of Broadway’ Strains to Please at ...

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, June 19, 2018 A new musical by William Finn is always worth seeking out, wherever it happens to be playing. Finn has a knack for crafting quirky shows about peculiar people, but in a very endearing way. From the cadre of lovable ...

Review: 'Othello' Proves Lies Conquer Love

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, June 19, 2018 After last summer’s uproariously trumped-up and absurdly controversial Julius Caesar and the magical elder fairyland of Midsummer Night’s Dream, the first production of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park season seems relatively tame. But what ...

Thomas Bayrle, American Dream, 1970.

Art Break: Must-sees at the New Museum, Eldridge Street and ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, June 18, 2018 This week, Art Break shines the spotlight on the New Museum of Contemporary Art, located on the Bowery. Since its founding in 1977, the institution has given New Yorkers a front row seat to the international contemporary art scene, ...

Bill Frisell

Versatility Rules at the Eclectic Alt-Guitar Summit, Starring Bill Frisell ...

By David Rubien, Contributing Writer, June 15, 2018 When a large percentage of jazz guitarists under the age of 50 tell you that their primary influence was Jimi Hendrix, you know something interesting is going on. While the guitar has become as prevalent in jazz as almost any ...

Steve Tibbetts

Steve Tibbetts's 'Life Of' Is Both Endlessly Expansive and Deeply ...

By Denin Koch, Contributing Writer, June 14, 2018 Guitarist Steve Tibbetts’ long association with ECM has produced nine albums that span influences from Southeast Asian gamelan to Americana to jazz fusion. His 2018 release, Life of, is a quiet, meditative record that Tibbetts describes as a “sequel” to 2010’...

Anika Noni Rose

'Carmen Jones' Is Back — And She's Still Smokin' Hot

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, June 13, 2018 'Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?' She’s still the fictional character in a popular series of mystery video games that have been around since 1985. A question for 2018 might be: Where in the world is Carmen Jones? ...

SLK dancer

Life In Focus: Preparing for Performance in Ballet Class

By Juliana Crawford, Contributing Photographer, June 13, 2018   [caption id="attachment_55885" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] A stretch before class begins; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_55889" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] At the barre; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_55886" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] It's changement ...

Harlequinade at ABT

Review: A Nearly Forgotten 'Harlequinade' Leaps Again at American Ballet ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, June 12, 2018 The choreography of Marius Petipa is practically synonymous with classical ballet. His ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote are part of the repertoire of major and minor ballet companies all over the world and are frequently ...

Ariel DeAndrea: Crane 45

Art Break: Ariel DeAndrea's Photorealism at Louis K. Meisel and ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, June 11, 2018 Art Break has been reflecting on the phrase ‘thinking outside the box’ and the ways it can be interpreted. For instance, you could think outside the box if you decided to measure time in images instead of numbers. ...

Russell Malone © Chris Drukker

Jazz Notes Intel: Guitarist Russell Malone Gets Saluted; Dafnis Prieto ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, June 8, 2018 Maestro guitarist Russell Malone thanks six-string elder Kenny Burrell for giving him invaluable advice thirty years ago to advance his career. “Kenny told me to always be consistent,” the 54-year-old Malone said in a phone conversation from his ...

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures at New World Stages

New World Stages

http://desperatemeasuresmusical.com

340 West 50th Street

Direct from its sold-out run at the York Theatre! When the dangerously handsome Johnny Blood’s life is on the line, he must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters including a mysterious sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a ...

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: Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope at New York City Center

Mainstage at New York City Center

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/dont-bother-me-i-cant-cope/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

With music and lyrics from Micki Grant, Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope (1971) is a celebration of African-American culture and community. Originally conceived and directed by the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway, Vinnette Carroll, this radical work presents the issues of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Othello; photo: Joan Marcus.

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 the Public Theater’s Free 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 ...

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 ...

idina menzel

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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