From rock legends, folk acts and jazz quartets to incomparable hip-hop artists and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music the city has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. New York's City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also make their own wine, indulging their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 / 6:00pm (Alejandro Escovedo)Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 / Noon (A Beautiful Jazz Brunch w/ the Yaron Gershovsky Trio & Julie Eigenberg (Brunch Show) )Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 / 6:00pm (Tinsley Ellis (Album Release))Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 / 6:00pm (The World of Captain Beefheart feat. Gary Lucas & Friends)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 6:00pm (The Posies (Duo))Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 6:00pm (Brandy Clark)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 10:00am (Amy Black Presents The Music of Memphis & Muscle Shoals (Brunch Show))Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 6:00pm (The Black Lillies)
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John Leguizamo is back on Broadway! After a sold-out run at The Public Theater, a record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and unanimous praise from New York and national critics and audiences alike, Emmy Award-winner John Leguizamo stands at the head of the class in his new one-man tour de force, Latin History for Morons. When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent, crash course across three continents and 3,000 years of history -- from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo -- he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. Watch Leguizamo bring his mad genius to the stage -- in what The Daily Beast called a "truly electric" performance -- at New York's Studio 54.
Singer-songwriter John Paul White possesses a gift for weaving melody and plainspoken poetics into intricate tales of heartache, resentment and redemption. The four-time Grammy winner -- and 2018 Grammy nominee -- rose to fame as one-half of Americana duo The Civil Wars and has performed alongside the likes of Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash and Jason Isbell. Striking out on his own, White's aiming for a Southern Gothic style that seamlessly moves between dark country ballads, Southern rock, cinematic string arrangements and lyric-driven folk. In the cool calm of New York's Appel Room, you'll get the chance to fully absorb his forays into the shadowy corners of human emotion.
It's every party planner's biggest nightmare: an unexpected surprise -- and in Isobel Mahon's hilarious and biting new play, Party Face, one young woman encounters more than her fair share of them. Starring Academy Award winner Hayley Mills, the plot centers around a young woman whose carefully planned event goes awry when her mother brings along her own food and the "right person" to be her daughter's new BFF. So they throw on their best party faces and hope for the best. When facades start to crack, tears begin to spill and so do the secrets. Direct from Ireland, Party Face invites you to contemplate the lengths people will go through to maintain certain images, while also exposing the beauty of our imperfectly perfect selves at the New York City Center.
20th Century Blues is made up of a Ted Talk; a photo shoot; a test of friendship; a bond that connects four women who meet once a year to have their pictures taken in a ritual that chronicles their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children and the complications of history. But when these private photographs have the potential to go public, relationships are strained, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. From the author of My Left Breast, Susan Miller's 20th Century Blues is the sharply funny and evocative new play that questions our place in the world and with one another. Catch it at New York's Pershing Square Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater.
A Bronx Tale is Broadway's new hit musical. And now it's a New York Times Critics' Pick. Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act) direct this new musical adaptation of the classic story from Chazz Palminteri. Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. A Bronx Tale features music by eight-time Tony Award winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, On Your Feet). Don't miss your chance to see the show that AM New York hails as, "a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story," at the Longacre Theatre.
Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. Written by Beau Willimon, the creator of Netflix's hit series House of Cards, and directed by Tony Award winner Pam McKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), this darkly humorous Capitol Hill drama centers around Chloe (played by Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit who must come to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future following the 2016 election. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher. This production at the Hudson Theatre -- now in its final weeks on Broadway -- also stars Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind), Martin Csokas (The Lord of the Rings), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Broadway's Amelie) and Blair Brown (Orange is the New Black).
Company XIV presents an evening of circus, burlesque, song and magic in their decadent and ever-evolving Bushwick Baroque Burlesque performances. The world-renowned XIV beauties are joined by special guest artists from the worlds of illusion, striptease, opera, flamenco and drag in this one-of-a-kind theatrical event. No two weeks of shows are the same as XIV and choreographer-director Austin McCormick pull out all the stops to titillate and enchant. Revel in this evening of truly theatrical entertainment at Brooklyn's Theatre XIV.
YouTube sensation and RuPaul judge Todrick Hall, plus singer and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss add even more razzle dazzle to that greatest of Broadway traditions: Chicago. Boasting sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. During the showy decadence of the 1920s, their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this dazzling production at the Ambassador Theatre in the heart of Broadway.
Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland first feathered its nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
Josephine Baker -- triple-threat performer, civil rights pioneer, sexual iconoclast, and once the richest black woman on the planet -- now has a brilliant musical play in her honor. Tymisha "Tush" Harris embodies the legendary artist in the magnificent "burlesque cabaret dream-play" Josephine at Soho Playhouse. Harris recounts Baker's journey from Missouri poverty and exploitation (she was married twice before she turned 16) to Parisian high society and Martin Luther King's March on Washington. Harris makes the audience feel Baker's pain and pride at every turn, both through songs -- highlighted by a heartbreaking rendition of "Bye Bye Blackbird" and a stirring slowed-down reinterpretation of Dylan's "Times They Are A-Changin'" -- and heartfelt soliloquies.
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such iconic pop classics as "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move," she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. See this unforgettable show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.
When it comes to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic, the numbers are staggering -- as are the melodic score and inventive stagecraft, including a first-of-its kind falling chandelier. The Phantom of the Opera has won more than 50 major theater awards, including the Tony for Best Musical. It's the longest-running musical in the history of Broadway. At its core, though, this exciting tale of doomed romance has stood the test of time with its tragic love story featuring a mysterious masked man living beneath the majestic Paris Opera House who becomes obsessed with a beautiful opera singer. The soaring score features the memorable title tune, along with "Masquerade," "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You," with a book based on the suspenseful French novel by Gaston Leroux. This visual and aural spectacular provides an unmatched live experience. See it now on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre.
Anna Chlumsky (Veep) and Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project) top line this world premiere, making its off-Broadway bow at New York's Tony Kiser Theater. In Greg Pierce's Cardinal, a woman has a wild idea to turn her struggling Rust Belt town into something a lot more colorful, but her plan has some seeing red and others, like an opportunistic entrepreneur, looking at nothing but green. The dispute soon blooms into a battle royale with the mayor, the defiant matriarch and several residents all fighting for their city's soul. Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Alex Hurt, Stephen Park and Eugene Young round out the cast for Second Stage.
EastVille Comedy Club, located in the heart of Manhattan's East Village, prides itself on featuring the funniest and most experienced comics in the biz for a sure-fire night of laughs. The 125-seat retro club regularly hosts comedians seen in film and on television's Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show and Late Show. Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan and Todd Barry are among the top comics who've recently played the EastVille, and up-and-comers often share the bill, so you can see the comedy stars of tomorrow, too.
This One's for the Girls -- but it's also for everyone who's ever loved a female! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke's Theatre in New York to celebrate women's lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage") to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), This One's for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that's certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and get your tickets now!
"Deadheads, be grateful," The New York Times trumpets, because Jerry Garcia's timeless tunes set the perfect tone for the new musical Red Roses, Green Gold. Set in 1920s Cumberland, this fantastical tale tells the comical story of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers. As the wayward crew gambles its way to love and riches, you'll hear the fruits of Garcia's musical collaborations with lyricist Robert Hunter. The production also features contributions from the late guitarist's pals Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, plus keyboardist and longtime Dead touring member Jeff Chimenti serves as the show's music supervisor. Red Roses, Green Gold delivers an Americana-meets-psychedelia trip at New York's Minetta Lane Theatre.
The worldwide phenomenon known as Blue Man Group is a wildly outrageous and engaging theatrical experience combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create a totally unique form of entertainment. Plus, there's a lot of fun audience interaction, as well as a pulsating finale with an original score. Audiences across the globe have experienced and loved this imaginative stage show for all ages and its exuberant nonverbal combination of comedy, art and science, not to mention the fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. The Astor Place Theatre production continues to reinvent itself, too, combining classic moments with exciting and fascinating new pieces that you have to see to believe.
One step at a time, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia, at the Broadhurst Theatre, is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
This musical sensation transports you to Springfield High School's 1958 prom and introduces you to the Wonderettes -- four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, with amazing voices to match. Each one wants to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" at this Kirk Theatre production in NYC's famed Theatre Row.
In celebration of the legendary musical's incredible 60th anniversary, Harlem Repertory Theatre presents Jamaica. A true Broadway treasure that opened in 1957 and made a theatrical star of Lena Horne, the show features a book by Fred Saidy and Yip Harburg and a score by the creative duo behind the unforgettable songs of The Wizard of Oz -- Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen. Set just off the coast of Jamaica, the story centers on a simple island community in a fight to stave off the overreach of American commercialism. Surprising sets, colorful costumes and Calypso-inspired songs combine in Jamaica, coming to the stage of the Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Repertory in New York City.
You might not have heard about the hottest trend in nightlife -- especially since it involves keeping the sounds to yourself -- but it's called Quiet Clubbing, and it's a wild party. The latest event grooves into the Cantina Rooftop, a covered space on top of Stage 48 with an incredibly scenic view of New York. This time around, the cutting-edge bash features not one but three live DJs, spinning hip-hop, entrancing EDM tracks and Top 40 dance hits. You can access all the music via your free-to-use wireless headphones and switch between channels at any time. The volume's adjustable, so you can go as loud or as mellow as you like, and each set features LED lights that match the DJs, so you'll know which channel the cutie next to you just picked. And if you want to chat with your dance partner, just remove your headphones -- no yelling required at this club.
Catch weekly showcases of the East Coast's funniest comics at Anthem Lounge in the Tropicana Casino & Resort. Regulars include Matt Bridgestone (writer for the Justin Bieber Roast), impressionist Clipperman, Zach Pickert (HBO), Dupree Lee, Amarie Castillo (ESPN Radio), Ray Vazquez and more. Take a load off, enjoy drinks available for purchase and relax with some very funny people, both new and familiar.
The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, an Olivier Award-winning comedy that's a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it's "a riotous explosion of comedy!" (Daily Beast) and "tons of fun for all ages!" (HuffPost). Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls The Play That Goes Wrong, "a gut-busting hit," and Cindy Adams of the New York Post has just one word for you: "GO!" It would be wrong to wait! See it at Lyceum Theatre in New York City.
This long-running New York City hit combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. The Yang family's amazing transformation of ordinary soap bubbles has earned them international fame and 16 Guinness World Records. The Gazillion Bubble Show has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox & Friends, The View, the Today show and more. Young or old, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.
When Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to spend the night together, nothing is ever the same in the new drama Afterglow. Premiering just in time for the Pride Parade, this incisive play by writer-director S. Asher Gelman delves into the complications that arise from what is supposed to be just a physical encounter. Rocked by new feelings of intimacy, all three men must confront their own definitions of love and trust. Don't miss Afterglow off-Broadway at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre.
No one in the news is safe in NEWSical the Musical. Now in its sixth smash year and the winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, composer-lyricist Rick Crom's topical musical comedy tackles all the news that's fit to spoof. From politicians to celebrities, scandals to trends, headlines to gossip, songs and material is constantly updated to stay up-to-the-minute. See why The Associated Press described NEWSical the Musical as "The Daily Show set to music."
The top comedians in New York City are among the best comedians in the world -- and you can catch their acts live at The Stand Restaurant & Comedy Club. Featuring performers seen on The Tonight Show, Late Night, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and more, the Gramercy venue is committed to showcasing the best in modern comedy, from well-known stars to the hottest new names on the scene. The bar serves unique and delicious cocktails, and there's no drink minimum. If you want to make a night of it, make dinner reservations for before or after the show at the adjacent restaurant, which is run by executive chef Seth Levine.
L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love is utterly charming, with music that sparkles and a playful libretto. This hit production of Donizetti's comedy is set in rural Italy, where Nemorino, performed by the acclaimed tenor Vittorio Grigolo, is mad for Adina (played by Aleksandra Kurzak), who doesn't know he exists. He'll do anything -- confess, dissemble, enlist -- to get Adina to fall in love with him. Enter the lovable quack Dr. Dulcamara, played by Alessandro Corbelli, who provides Nemorino with a "magic" potion -- the elixir of the title -- that sweeps up the lovers in a romantically comic whirlwind. Pretty Yende and Matthew Polenzani play the leads, while the baton is wielded by conductor Domingo Hindoyan and the gorgeous costumes are by six-time Tony-winning designer Catherine Zuber (The King and I, The Royal Family). The opera is sung in Italian with subtitles in English, German, Italian and Spanish, and a glass of champagne or a nonalcoholic beverage is included with each ticket.
What You Can and Cannot Say During Interracial Sex! delves into the real life story of husband-and-wife comedy duo Epstein and Hassan. The outspoken duo is known throughout the comedy and theater scenes for their hilarious, razor-sharp insights on topics others would consider taboo. This provocative show explores the couple's 31-year marriage, during which they've grappled with issues of race, sex, money and spirituality in their own unique way. Be there as the pair puts politeness on the shelf and gets down to brass tacks at New York's Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.
A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the merry members of New York's Drunk Shakespeare Society invite you to The Lounge for a night of suds and sonnets, cocktails and couplets, booze and ... well, you get the idea. As one member of this talented cast of lead-livered actors imbibes more than their fair share of liquid courage, an outrageous evening of theater ensues as they attempt to lead the rest of the cast through a Shakespeare story in just over one hour. Rest assured, the results will be sloppy, silly and occasionally iambic as the night devolves into inevitable debauchery.
Cruel Intentions, the awesomest of all '90s teen dramas, comes to New York in tongue-in-cheek musical form, after a pair of sold-out runs in L.A. -- at which original stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair bestowed their blessing upon it. Based on the famed Les Liaisons dangereuses, this titillating tale of sex, drugs and moody pop revolves around a pair of devious upper-crust New York step-siblings who wager on a girl's loss of innocence, snaring them in an ever-growing web of lies, lust and revenge. Filled with rad throwback hits like "Lovefool," "Just A Girl," "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Bittersweet Symphony" and co-starring Home Improvement mom Patricia Richardson, this intimate live musical event comes complete with cocktails for purchase at Le Poisson Rouge. So there's just one question left: "Are you in, or are you out?"
The first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, A Raisin in the Sun is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. First produced in 1959 and adapted two years later into a now-classic film starring Sidney Poitier, A Raisin in the Sun is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago. Now Harlem Repertory Theatre presents the limited return of this incredible story to their stage -- a story that follows the Youngers, an African-American family attempting to move from a crowded two-bedroom apartment into a "white" neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers' many dreams. Three generations each yearn for different versions of a better life -- whether it's a business, or a spouse, or the right to live with long-denied dignity.
Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses blues, funk and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s. The group is headed to New York's Club Bonafide for The Best of Motown, in which they'll showcase their skills on the artists of the legendary Detroit label. From Marvin Gaye to Al Green, Otis Redding to Bobby Womack, you'll hear all the hits that you know and love during this concert that will get you on your feet.
Set in Georgia and New York City in 1941, this new work by one of America's greatest living dramatists is a heartbreaking and nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning and doomed love. The action, driven by lyrical parallel monologues and a chilling tour through a storeroom of charged images, braids together the indignities of Jim Crow, rising Nazism, sexual hypocrisy, Christopher Marlowe and the lingering shadow of a terrible crime. Adrienne Kennedy, the doyenne of African-American drama, is also one of America's most celebrated dramatic innovators. This world premiere of her first new play in a decade is directed by Evan Yionoulis at Brooklyn's Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
Smash-hit musical comedy series The Imbible is known for taking audiences on a booze-fueled journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Now, there's a special brunch edition, Day Drinking, which explores the quintessential New York brunch experience. Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread (or waffles, or French toast) with good friends. Your ticket includes three complimentary cocktails: one build-your-own Bloody Mary, one authentic Irish coffee and one seasonal Bellini. Please arrive 30 minutes before curtain at The Green Room at New World Stages to enjoy the create-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
From the minds behind such satirical gems as 90210! The Musical! and Katdashians comes a new stage musical parody of one of the most beloved and popular sitcoms ever to hit the airwaves. Friends the Musical Parody brings back Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe as the actors playing them belt out show tunes with titles such as "The Only Coffee Shop in New York City," "The Ballad of Fat Monica," and "Oh. My. God. It's Janice!" Packed with references like Marcel the monkey, the smelly cat, and other iconic moments from the series' illustrious history, Friends the Musical Parody is a hilarious yet loving send-up of a pinnacle of American television. Join the gang at St. Luke's Theatre in New York City.
Following a devastating tropical storm, love blooms in unexpected places in Once On This Island. This romantic musical from the creators of Ragtime and Anastasia combines elements of both Romeo and Juliet and The Little Mermaid. With infectious rhythms, rousing dance and a stirring message of unity, this Tony-nominated hit tells the fairy-tale story of forbidden love between young peasant girl Ti Moune and a handsome aristocrat from across the island. When their cultures keep them apart, powerful island gods guide Ti Moune on a remarkable quest to reunite with her true love. From Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) and choreographer Camille A. Brown, this soaring celebration of hope and the human spirit makes its way to Broadway's Circle In The Square Theatre.
This is New York's top-rated and longest-running off-Broadway magic show. Now in its 21st year, each week the show features some of the finest stage magicians performing mind-boggling illusions and head-scratching sleight-of-hand in an intimate theatrical setting. Every show is different and showcases at least five renowned illusionists, many of them featured on TV shows like America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and NBC's Today Show. The fun even spills off of the stage and into intermission, as magicians mingle with guests in the Close-Up Gallery and the theater. Catch this must-see NYC experience any Monday evening at the Players Theatre. Please see the full event listing for the schedule of upcoming performers.
The greatest double bill in opera history returns to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in a stylish production by Sir David McVicar. Roberto Alagna, Ekaterina Semenchuk and Eva-Maria Westbroek star in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, the story of a young soldier who reunites passionately with his now-married former lover, with tragic results. In the second half of the program, Alagna returns to the stage as the murderous clown Canio with Aleksandra Kurzak as his philandering wife in Leoncavallo's darkly comic Pagliacci. Conductor Nicola Luisotti will be on the podium for this night of high drama.
For more than 27 years, the mystery-thriller Perfect Crime has kept audiences guessing with its comic, romance-filled take on the whodunit, making it the longest-running non-musical play in New York City history. The complex, twisty story unfolds in the secluded Connecticut mansion of Harvard-educated psychiatrist Margaret Brent, who's accused of murdering her wealthy British husband, and soon finds herself tangling with a handsome detective, who may just have fallen for her. Catherine Russell has starred as Brent, missing but a scant four performances, since the show opened in 1987, earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Nobody blows a meaner harp than Felix Cabrera, whose local legend status was recently made official when he was inducted into the New York City Blues Hall of Fame. For four decades, the Cuban-born talent has been recording and opening for many of the greats, including James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Dr. John. Now this consummate entertainer once again brings his own red-hot band to Lucille's Grill at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York.
The assassination of Malcolm X -- both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared -- is brought to vivid, lyrical life in award-winning writer Marcus Gardley's new play, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America's most complex, compelling historical figures and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s. Now, this gripping New York Times "Critic's Pick" comes to off-Broadway at The Theatre at St. Clement's from The Acting Company.
It's not often that you hear the phrases "family friendly" and "improv comedy" in the same sentence, but that's exactly what you get with this fun and funny show. Improv 4 Kids comes to the Broadway Comedy Club with an entertaining production that has impressed audiences of all ages in New York City and nationwide. No two versions are ever the same as the high-energy troupe Eight Is Never Enough creates songs and skits on the spot based on audience suggestions. Lots of audience volunteers get to join the action on stage, too. The troupe has played off-Broadway at the Lambs Theatre in New York City and presented more than 1,000 performances at the Laugh Factory in Times Square and the New York Improv.
After a six-year run at Broadway's Golden Theatre, the massively popular, Tony-winning adult puppet musical Avenue Q now calls New World Stages its home. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life.
A Time Out Critics' Pick! They say that laughter is the best medicine, but for one comedian suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, it just might be psychedelic mushrooms. The Mushroom Cure is the hilarious, harrowing, and heartrending tale of how, inspired by a scientific study, Adam Strauss tried to treat his severe OCD with psychedelics. This is a completely true story. (Meaning, everything in this story is true. There are many true things that are not in this story.)
From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you'll hear the best tunes from soul's most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne (Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers) head up this show featuring the best R&B music of the classic soul era. Get ready to groove at B.B. King Blues Club to hits from James Brown and Aretha Franklin, not to mention Motown and Stax artists galore. McNeil performed for close to 30 years with doo-wop group The Drifters, who were known for classics like "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Up on the Roof."
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 / 9:00pm Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
The igloos on the rooftop are back for this very popular upscale party at one of NYCs most exclusive penthouse lounges -- which just happens to be surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking panoramic views of the most famous skyline in the world. Along with drink specials and apps, you'll enjoy guest DJs, dancing, giveaways and more.
Experience the twinkling Manhattan skyline during those magical moments just after nightfall, and enjoy an included beer, wine, champagne or soda, aboard a comfortable New York City harbor cruise. Sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled enclosed observatory or the outer deck of this 1920s-style yacht that just happens to be named after the island it showcases. Perfect for a romantic night out, this one hour, 30-minute trip sails by such sights as Battery Park, the Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Love drama? How about babies switched at birth, kidnapping, poisoning, witches burned at the stake and civil strife? That's just the tip of the iceberg in Il Trovatore, the action-packed opera featuring some of Verdi's most famous music. Performed by the Metropolitan Opera, the action is ramped up to 10, as bitter enemies Manrico and Count di Luna battle for the love of Leonora without the knowledge that they are brothers. An amazing choral feast, this production features powerful songs and dramatic music that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
In Trial, a new play by Ashley Griffin, a young woman waiting for her own judgment in the bureaucratic system of the afterlife finds herself in the role of judge and jury to determine the fate of the man responsible for her death. An intimately challenging and moving play, Trial questions the morality of justice versus mercy. Watch it all unfold at the Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors in New York City.
6'1" blonde spitfire Terri Mateer tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player in France. The remarkable one-woman show, A Kind Shot, dribbles across New York's Barrow Group Studio Theatre as Mateer recounts what was, and what could have been. Raised by a single, hippie mom, an African American surrogate father steps in and teaches Terri how to play the game. Clearing six feet in sixth grade, she's a natural, but dreams of becoming an architect. Terri's unbelievable journey includes playing pro ball, modeling, stripping, designing Michael Jordan's headboard and taking lots of shots at life.
Broadway Comedy Club presents Sunday Night Live, a stand-up show hosted by comedian Jamie Roberts. The lineup features a mix of nationally known headliners and up-and-coming stars from New York's thriving comedy scene. Many of the performers have been seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, the biggest network late-night shows and more.
Get the stories behind three of America's most iconic landmarks in this walking tour of Lower Manhattan. Meet your guide at Battery Park and then make your way by boat to Liberty Island to discover the history of the Statue of Liberty. From there, the tour continues to Ellis Island, the former federal immigration station that served as the point of entry for tens of millions of immigrants over the course of 60 years. Then, return to Manhattan and pay a visit to the somber and powerful National September 11 Memorial.
Singer Maria Alejandra Rodriguez hails from Venezuela, but the music she sings has an international influence that features tinges of bossa nova, cha cha cha, boleros, Latin jazz and other modern arrangements for a style all its own. Her voice stands out for its beauty, tuning and cool touch with a deep feeling. In this show at Club Bonafide in New York City, this seductive South American songstress presents selections from her latest album, Aqui y alla, on which she arranged, composed and produced most of the tracks.
New York City's longest-running variety burlesque show, Le Scandal is an authentic, edgy and sexy cabaret featuring comedic, classic and neo-burlesque, circus and variety acts, live music and more. Le Scandal's performers include the wildly talented likes of a sword-swallowing belly dancer, a contortionist, a lasso-trick cowboy, a sexy juggler-comedian, a trapeze striptease artist and countless other exciting, titillating acts. You can even participate in the Le Scandal Sex Quiz to win fun burlesque prizes.
Are you sick and tired of being the best dressed person at every party you go to? If so, the Fashion Networking Party is right up your alley. You'll meet plenty of fellow fashionistas at this swanky get-together at the Troy Liquor Bar in Manhattan, where fashion professionals, models and F.I.T. students can enjoy some drinks, snacks and games while tearing it up on the dance floor to the stylings of a live D.J. Just be sure to dress to impress -- not that you ever don't.
Amy Winehouse was a huge star whose light faded out way before her time. The English singer-songwriter shot to fame in 2006, winning five Grammys for her album Back to Black, with its smash single "Rehab." Posthumously, she was listed at 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Now Jessica Stark and Ashley Menard take on some of the retro soul diva's biggest hits at NYC's Club Bonafide, and are sure to leave you spellbound with their rich, velvety vocals.
If there's a big Broadway anniversary to be celebrated, Feinstein's/54 Below is where the party starts. Their series Musicals in Concert gathers top New York talent to pay tribute to the greatest shows of the Great White Way. Enjoy salutes to West Side Story, My Favorite Year, No Way to Treat a Lady, cast reunions from the musicals Lennon, Tamar of the River and more.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Charles Strouse And Lee Adams’s First Collaboration: A Pound In Your Pocket)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (54 Sings Curtains)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 9:30pm (54 Sings Curtains)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Last Day by Mike Reid and Sarah Schlesinger)Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (54 Sings Calamity Jane)Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 / 9:30pm (54 Sings Calamity Jane)Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 / 9:30pm (Three-Man Little Shop of Horrors, Starring The Heavyweights)Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 / 7:00pm (54 Sings Memphis)
Madame Morbid's Trolley Tours explore the haunted past and unsolved mysteries of Brooklyn. Relive over 400 years of history as you ride in a vintage 22-seat trolley outfitted with chandeliers, curtains inspired by Gone with the Wind and a TV monitor screening mini documentaries about the area. Learn about alien abductions, notorious murders, battlefields, bloody accidents, mob hits and more from a knowledgeable guide attired in Victorian garb. You'll leave the tour a bit of a history buff after riding through this fascinating New York neighborhood.
Doux Supperclub looks to bring the mystery and exclusivity of a Parisian speakeasy to the heart of New York City. Behind the doors of Doux you'll experience the concept of a clandestine Parisian bar through innovative decor, craft cocktails and a unique blend of delectable desserts and dark, seductive performances. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the illicit luxury and decadence at Crepe, Caviar and Cocktails, featuring the musical stylings of DJs Jordi Iven and Tunico, and a two-hour open bar.
Not only does your ticket to The Imbible come with three craft cocktails (yes, you read that right -- three!), but you also get to spend the evening in the company of world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a booze-fueled journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Joined by The Backwaiters, who lend their vocal stylings to the show, The Imbible is filled with music, drinks, science, live demonstrations, drinks, history, comedy and ... did we mention drinks? (You might want to plan on taking the subway home.) Don't miss this hit show, named "one of the five best things to do in New York City" by NewYork.com, when it comes to off-Broadway at New World Stages.
Discover the hidden, booze-filled underbelly of New York City in the 1920's with the Prohibition Pub Crawl. On this three-hour history-filled walking tour, you'll slip into several establishments that served as speakeasies during Prohibition, learning how alcohol was distributed clandestinely throughout the city. You'll find out about the major historical figures, such as Al Capone and Meyer Lansky, who helped to fill revelers' glasses and kept the parties rolling right under the authorities' noses. All the while, you can sip on craft cocktails with nary a hint of scandal.
Chavela is a captivating look at the life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music brought her international fame. Born in Costa Rica in 1919, Chavela Vargas ran away to Mexico City as a teenager to sing in the streets. By the 1950s, she was a household name in Mexico, delivering her raw, passionate performances with a unique voice. Beyond her artistic achievements, Chavela was a gender pioneer known for having many female lovers at a time when it was dangerous to come out in Mexico. Co-presented with Cinema Tropical, Chavela comes to the Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space.
The margaritas have been flowing at the Soho Playhouse bar lately, thanks to the off-Broadway comedy that's slurped up critics' picks from both The New York Times and Time Out. Written by comic and YouTube sensation Drew Droege (The Chloe Videos, Die Mommie Die!), this raucous one-man show trains its sharp-witted eye on the disenchanted friend of an about-to-be-married gay couple, whose request to steer away from wearing Bright Colors and Bold Patterns at their Palm Springs nuptials leaves him all hot and bothered, and with plenty to say about the state of stereotypes and relationships as he relaxes and imbibes in a pre-wedding pool sesh. Now starring for director Michael Urie (Torch Song, Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty) is the UCB-trained Jeff Hiller, who's appeared in a bunch of buzzy TV comedies, including Nightcap, The Real Hotwives and Difficult People.
This biopic film tells the story of the greatest Brazilian singer of all time, Elis Regina, from her arrival in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 19 to her international success and recognition to her tragic, early death. Elis won eight awards at the 2017 Brazilian Academy of Cinema Awards, including Best Actress for Andréia Horta. See the New York premiere of this Hugo Prata fim at Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space.
Sybil, a science nerd who constantly compares herself to so-called "perfect" people, sets out to create the "perfect" friend and ends up with a lab full of marvelous, merry and mischievous monsters. As she and her new buds sing and dance, she realizes "perfect" is pretty boring. The Perfect Monster is the "perfect" musical to let kids know sometimes what they think is their least "perfect" trait is what makes them the most special. After seeing this feel-good musical at New York's Tada Theatre, the whole family will walk away feeling proud of what makes them different.
New York City's richly historic streets are the setting for Hamilton and Washington in New York: The Revolutionary Tour. This engaging walking tour traces the many accomplishments of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. The subject of Lin-Manuel Miranda's monster Broadway hit Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton began life in New York City as a penniless immigrant and truly personifies the American dream. He and Washington were indispensable in shaping and guiding the destiny of the United States. You'll see the sites of the mob protest that followed the first New York reading of the Declaration of Independence, Washington's astounding nighttime river escape, the final resting places of Hamilton and his wife Eliza, the breathtaking 18th-century chapel attended by Washington, and so much more. Other highlights include Fraunces Tavern and Federal Hall. You'll hear stories, letters, speeches and see paintings from the time. Your tour will be led by a knowledgeable licensed NYC guide and urban historian with 20 years' experience in informing, entertaining and engaging.
Give the people what they want! That's the concept behind Back By Popular Demand at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City -- a performance series that brings back popular Feinstein's acts for an encore performance. Don't miss this impressive variety of musical styles and other talents on display.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (Marcus Lovett)Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Skivvies)Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Alexis Michelle: ALEXIS, I AM!)Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 9:30pm (Christian De Gré: A Drink with Death- Vol. II)Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 / 7:00pm (Vivian Reed sings Lena Horne)Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (Trapper and Badiene Bring Back Erik's Wish)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 7:00pm (Lorna Luft)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (Lorna Luft)
Noche Latina is an amazing celebration of the music of Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Thalia, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Luis Fonsi. Now you can dance all night when singer Joyse Schumacher and the Latin Machine Band pay tribute to these legendary artists at Club Bonafide in New York City.
If you miss The Sopranos and have watched Goodfellas and The Godfather too many times to count, then you're gonna love seeing who gets Murdered by the Mob. This outrageous interactive comedy-mystery has been entertaining New York City audiences for more than 15 years. When one of the made men celebrating at Arno Ristorante is the victim of a hit, everyone's a suspect -- including you. So fugeddaboutit and enjoy an Italian dinner, dancing and an entertaining show while mingling with mobsters and matching wits with the cop who's on the case.
Some of the best blues in America today isn't coming out of Chicago or the Deep South -- it's coming from New York City's Times Square, where the B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars featuring the Harlem Blues Project jam weekly at Lucille's, joined by special guests. Several soulful and dynamic musicians make up the Harlem Blues Project: Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Barry Harrison. Singer and bassist Dugger is a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, and he's shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and more. Guitarist Mack has played with greats like the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts and Honeyboy Edwards. Drummer Harrison, a longtime band member for Johnny Copeland and Shemekia Copeland, rounds out one of the hottest blues outfits ever assembled. They're joined by a rotating cast of the finest musicians from New York City and beyond.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
When you want to listen to cool music in an even cooler space, (Le) Poisson Rouge is where you'll want to head. This multimedia art cabaret was created by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate in Greenwich Village. Dedicated to fusing popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance and fine art, LPR strives to be a creative haven artists and audiences. With fabulous acoustics and an attractive, state-of-the art performance space, LPR brings you the best in New York nightlife. From classical post-Minimalism, beat-heavy electronica, evanescent chamber pop to clever world-music fusions, jazz quartets, Jamaican dancehall parties, movie screenings, literary readings and more, (Le) Poisson Rouge is New York's nightlife destination.
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 10:30pm (The Beatbox House Party)
If you've got an idea for the next Wicked or Book of Mormon -- or just love watching improv and musical comedies -- then Blank! The Musical was made for you. Each night at the Broadway Comedy Club, the audience will use their smartphones to suggest and vote on the show's title, lyrics, score and more. Then you can sit back and marvel as the cast (a mix of members from Upright Citizens Brigade, ImprovBoston and other troupes) turns your suggestions into a Broadway-style musical complete with singing, dancing and help from a live band. The results are sure to be hilarious, and who knows, maybe you'll help create the next theater sensation in New York!
Behind Closed Doors is a gospel musical stage play about three men whose lives seem perfect ... until you get a look behind their facades. A trio of smooth talkers, Samuel, Marcus and Derek are intelligent, confident and perfectly dressed and groomed. The three appear to have it all, but must deal with challenges, insecurities, fears and pain. Each man learns that to be a true king, he must first learn to serve and humble himself before Jesus. Experience Behind Closed Doors at Oberia D. Dempsey Theater in New York City.
Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist Eve Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to the Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center with In the Body of the World, a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Now, told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler's personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching and inspiring American Repertory Theater production is Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).
International pop opera vocalist Michael Peer takes the stage at legendary New York restaurant Russian Samovar, where he'll serenade you during a three-course pre-fixe dinner. Peer -- best known for his role as Raoul in Phantom of the Opera -- has thrilled crowds from Carnegie Hall to the opera houses of his native Israel. While you savor the taste of blini with salmon caviar, beef stroganoff and chocolate cake, his smooth vocals will fuse opera, pop and Broadway show tunes.
Join the fun for a live taping of a dozen of New York's finest comedic performers displaying their best original characters and stand-up sets that will be used for submissions into the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. Veteran comedic actors of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and some of the best up-and-coming stand-ups around will be showcasing their best six-minute sets. See full event listing for lineup information.
Grab some friends and get ready for a jam-packed night of fun at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. Kick things off with a stand-up comedy show featuring the funniest comics from New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York. Then hit up the after-party, where a live DJ will be spinning late into the night. Located right on the Boardwalk, the recently revamped Showboat is right in the thick of the action, with only a short walk to the casinos, restaurants and great views of the ocean and the lighthouse.
Treat yourself to an elegant evening aboard a Hudson's cruise, sipping cocktails from an optional open bar, listening to music, enjoying a three-course dinner with wine pairings and marveling at the sparkling sunset and nighttime views of the world's most famous skyline. Departing from Pier 81 on the west side of Manhattan, this two-hour sail invites you to relax and soak up sights like the Statue of Liberty from one of the yacht's three levels, including an outdoor top deck, before settling in for a Mediterranean-inpsired meal prepared fresh on board from locally-sourced ingredients. An in-house sommelier has chosen a selection of boutique wines to pair with a variety of available food choices, or you can opt for an open bar or beer-wine-soda package. After dinner, take a turn on the dance floor or watch the city lights pass by, and once back at the dock, feel free to stay aboard to enjoy the atmosphere awhile longer before returning to the real world.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)
The cream of the improv crop come together for an improvisational comedy jam session on Sunday nights, and you're invited to toss out ideas and witness the resulting hilarity. Since the show's debut in 1992, it has attracted the finest performers from around the New York area, mixing and matching cast members from groups like the Chicago City Limits, First Amendment, The Unusual Suspects, The PIT, and UCB Theater. In addition to improvised skits, playlets and games, each hourlong performance also includes a series of songs composed on the spot, with audience-concocted titles and styles ranging from operetta to rap. Performer Tom Soter emcees at Stand-Up N.Y. and you're invited to arrive at 4:30pm to take part in a free improv class.
Whether its glittery disco jams or soaring love songs, you can be sure to sing along to your favorite tunes when Eclectic Ensembles makes its way to Feinstein's /54 Below in New York City. This series showcases a colorful variety of musical styles performed by talented artists, including Broadway stars and tribute bands.
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 / 9:30pm (If It Only Even Runs A Minute)Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (54 Sings Green Day)Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 / 9:30pm (54 Sings Green Day)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Camp Broadway Presents: Before Broadway)Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Ladies Who Lunch: An Evening for Planned Parenthood of NYC)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bringing Broadway Home: A Work of Heart Mentorship Experience)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 7:00pm (Broadway Loves Demi Lovato)Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 9:30pm (Broadway Loves Demi Lovato)
Get ready for the America's Got Talent of theater. The Secret Theatre's Act One: One Act Festival is a competition-style one-act play festival held annually in New York City. There's cash prizes to be had for the plays that make it to the semi-finals, and your vote helps determine which ones advance! Winners will be announced and awarded on the last night of the festival during the closing night party. With playwrights showcasing their best short works across several nights, it all adds up to multiple opportunities for great theater. Check the description for the full program lineup.
This fun and relaxed interactive musical event at Playwright Irish Pub is based on the popular game show from the '60s and '70s, which recently spawned a similar show for a new generation: Beat Shazam, on Fox. Now you can try your own song-naming skills at this live version of Name That Tune, featuring Top 40 hits from the '80s up to today. No teams are necessary, as you'll be divided into four to six groups to play. The teams are mixed up after each round, so you'll get to meet lots of people -- and maybe even take home the winner's prize at the end of the evening.
September 1987. The edge of town. Gloria opens her door to the woman she hasn't seen since she disappeared from home 10 years ago. Mary sees the face that has haunted her memories of childhood and dreams of womanhood. But the reflection that the women seek in each other is dimmed by the years of silence and distorted by the struggle for survival. How did they get here? Did one of them take a wrong turn, or were they driven apart? A thrillingly intimate drama, Sheila pits two women against the world not to conquer it--to survive it. But what chance do they have to decide the terms of their survival? See this new play at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theater in New York.
What if you could put some of the biggest political figures in American history on the same stage? One Nation, One Mission, One Promise brings iconic heroes like Frederick Douglas, MLK and other not so famous yet important folks together at the Players Theatre in New York City. The players aren't just people of the past though -- Expect to see others like Ellen DeGeneres make their way through the play too. It'll be a wacky mix, but ultimately you'll see how their combined efforts prove just how important they were as a whole in building America.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a children's picture book by award-winning children's book illustrator and writer Eric Carle, has been hailed as one of the greatest childhood classics of all time. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide since its 1969 release, the book's inspiring tale will come to life on stage using puppets and black light at the DR2 Theatre in New York City. The tale follows the adventures of a very hungry caterpillar that progresses through a variety of foods towards his metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. Children will light up as they experience four delightful tales: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, The Very Lonely Firefly, 10 Little Rubber Ducks and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Relax aboard the swanky 1920s-style yacht Manhattan as you cruise the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, guided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The esteemed organization designed this tour to spotlight some of Manhattan's most noted structures, areas and exterior styles. You'll get the design lowdown on iconic buildings like the Trinity Church, the Woolworth Building, the new World Trade Center and many others, along with historical, social, engineering and environmental info and more. The almost-three-hour cruise around the island -- passing under all 18 bridges -- includes a serving of beer, wine or champagne from the bar and light snacks as well as soda, water, tea or coffee.
Want to feel special? This offer gives you access to the reserved line to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal and Pedestal Museum. A professional guide will show you areas of the memorial that are often missed. Then, you'll head to Ellis Island for a guided tour. Explore the immigration museum and hear stories of the millions of people who arrived in New York in search of a better life.
Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of top headliners -- some of the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them everywhere from MTV to HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and so much more, and now you can see them live on the stage of New York City's Broadway Comedy Club.
The buttoned-up moderator of a local university's "Meet the Author" event gets much more of an education than she bargained for when the writer of the best-seller Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man decides to provide a hands-on seminar right there on the (g-)spot. And with his personal coaching and help from a hunky stage assistant, she just might learn to let her hair down -- and like it. Based on the actual book of the same name, this titillating off-Broadway comedy offers loads of audience interaction. Seats up front in the "Wet Zone" include a free drink.
New York-based vocalist Chloe Perrier studied jazz for three years in Paris before releasing her first album, Coeur de Francaise (Heart of a French Girl), recorded between France and the U.S. Since then, she's performed regularly on both sides of the Atlantic in venues like Le Sunset, Le Franc Pinot, Zinc Bar, The Iridium, La Defense, Cafe Wha? and more. In this Club Bonafide show, she's set to entertain with jazz classics, bossa nova selections, French standards and even a few compositions of her own.
From opera and jazz to Broadway and beyond, international baritone David Serero has sung it all -- in several countries, no less. This engaging and witty live entertainer brings his multitude of talents to the West Village's Onegin Restaurant for a dinner show that promises plenty of great Russian and Jewish-themed classics from Fiddler on the Roof and more. Along with the concert, you'll be served a three-course themed dinner of Russian red caviar and blinis, beef stroganoff and napoleon cake.
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:45pm)Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm
If you thought the future of The Handmaid's Tale looked bleak for women, wait till you take a trip to the world of Robert O'Hara's Mankind, where females have gone extinct. The acclaimed writer-director of Bootycandy sets his satirical gaze on a world "where man's capacity to f**k everything up soars to new heights," and focuses on Mark and Jason. They're in a relationship but are keeping things casual -- until Jason gets pregnant. But that's just the beginning of the surprising chain of events that unfolds in this audacious, hilarious world premiere from Playwrights Horizons.
At the latest in a series of cultural events hosted by baritone David Serero, you'll first be treated to a three-course brunch of salad, an entree and a dessert at the prestigious Onegin Restaurant in New York, and then enjoy a performance featuring international soloists from the Metropolitan Opera and major European houses. Whether you're an opera newbie or a seasoned aficionado, you're sure to be enchanted and entertained by the experience.
Travel back in time to the Roaring '20s as you visit several LES bars that served as speakeasies during the Prohibition Era. You'll learn about a fascinating chapter of American history -- including the clandestine way that booze was transported throughout the city by disreputable characters -- in this fun, informative tour. Purchase great craft cocktails along the way, and feel free to dress up in 1920s fashion. You'll also pick up some speakeasy lingo, aka Volstead English, as you move from one bar to the next.
What's more sexy than Argentine tango and a bottle of red wine to get you in the mood? Grab a date and step into a neighborhood tango saloon, where the warmth of a sexy, subtle light draws you into the romantic atmosphere of rich crimson heat. The enticing sounds of tango music playing on a gramophone draws you into the intimate embrace of figures moving slowly. Take part in this romantic evening of dance, which kicks off with a beginner tango lesson, and get swept away at Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles "the only true genius in show business." Rolling Stone ranked him No. 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Beginning in the early '50s, Charles helped create the genre of soul music while releasing a string of hits that included "Hit the Road Jack," "Bye Bye Love," "I Got a Woman," "Georgia on My Mind" and many more. Now, in Genius: The Music of Ray Charles, Wayne Holmes re-creates the legend, right down to his dark glasses, trademark grin, body language and, of course, Charles' infectious music. This 75-minute concert features rock, blues and gospel that'll make you think Charles himself is on stage. And what better place to experience it than at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.
Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debuts is a concert series that brings together the best and brightest of Broadway for a series of intimate, cabaret-style shows. These performances in Feinstein's elegant New York supper club -- affectionately known as "Broadway's living room" -- are sure to delight musical theater fans of all stripes.
Learn the stories behind three of America's most iconic landmarks in this walking tour of Lower Manhattan. Meet your guide at Battery Park and then make your way by boat to Liberty Island to discover the history of the Statue of Liberty. You'll go inside the pedestal, which has an observation deck and museum. From there, the tour continues to Ellis Island, the former federal immigration station that served as the point of entry for tens of millions of immigrants over the course of 60 years. Then, return to Manhattan and pay a visit to the powerful and somber National September 11 Memorial. Choose a select tour date with this offer or purchase a Goldstar voucher to redeem on a date of your choice.
You've seen the hit series -- and the subsequent films -- starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Now see some of the most recognizable locations in person! Over the course of about three-and-a-half hours, local actresses will lead you via comfortable tour bus to more than 40 sites from the popular HBO series, including the shop where Charlotte bought her "Rabbit," the bar owned by Steve and Aidan, and the site of Carrie and Big's wedding rehearsal dinner. This is your chance to walk in the footsteps of Carrie and co. -- only without the pricey, uncomfortable stilettos!
Everyone who lived through it remembers where they were and what they saw when the towers fell on 9/11. This powerful unscripted tour with a retired NYPD detective gives you an unparalleled first-person perspective of what happened on that fateful day. Hear firsthand accounts, and even the positive changes that have occurred since 2001. Your guide uses images taken by his partner, a world-renowned NYPD photographer, to allow you to walk in the footsteps of the first responders. Take an affecting glimpse backward at the FDNY Ten House in New York. Proceeds go to the 911 Victims Fund.
Only in his madness does the lowly anti-hero attain greatness. Diary of a Madman centers on the life of Poprishchin, a low-ranking civil servant who yearns to be noticed by a beautiful woman, the daughter of a senior official, with whom he has fallen in love. His diary records his gradual slide into insanity. Nikolai Gogol's dark piece as re-imagined by Ilia Volok portrays the average man's quest for individuality in a seemingly indifferent, urban city. Dive into this award-winning one-man show at the Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors in New York City.
Guides of New York's Special Access Statue of Liberty Pedestal self-guided tours allow you the freedom to explore the island and statue pedestal at your own pace. This tour is perfect for those seeking a less structured tour experience, and includes an audio tour and special entry to the Statue of Liberty. A guided tour of Battery Park, Bowling Green and the Wall St. Bull is also included. Hear stories of the last pirate to be hanged for murder on the island. Listen to the history of the War of 1812 and the battery. Explore the immigration museum to hear the stories of the millions people that arrived in New York in search of a better life.
A scoundrel carousel barker and a headstrong romantic employed by a Catholic Young Women's Hostelry fall in love, a passionate inarticulate love neither can express or understand. Her simple unshakable devotion and his confused, violent passion form the combustible heart of this fairy tale for grown-ups, set in around Coney Island's amusement park during America's Great Depression of the 1930s, when work was scarce and life on earth and in heaven was a matter of desperate survival. See Jericho at The Wild Project in NYC.
Up late and in need of the perfect cap to your night? Head out to Broadway Comedy Club for Late Night Laughs. If you're the kind of comedy fan that likes edgy comedy, the unpolished stuff, it's the late-night shows where you'll find it. You can catch some of the best comedians from New York City, plus special guests from all across the country. Comedians from MTV, HBO, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more regularly perform, so you never know who you'll see.
Israeli-born, New York-based oboist Roni Gal-Ed joins the Riverside Symphony for Antecedents, a concert at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Georg Philipp Telemann's dancing concerto grosso sets the stage for Matthew Greenbaum's similarly light-footed concertino for oboe, The Jig Is Up, a work -- in both title and substance -- that reveals the composer's deep affinity for baroque music. Also on the bill are C.P.E. Bach's Berlin Symphony and Mozart's Symphony No. 29. Described as an "expressive, wonderful player" by a German magazine and "outstanding" by The New York Times, Gal-Ed has been a member of the Munich Philharmonic, the Israeli Opera, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the American Ballet Theater Orchestra.
Enjoy a tour of the 9/11 Memorial and the Statue of Liberty, with a retired NYPD Detective guide to show you areas of the memorial often missed. Hear firsthand accounts of that day, and how much has changed since that fateful date in 2001. Then skip the lines and enjoy special VIP entry to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal, and Pedestal Museum plus a guided Ellis Island tour. Your ferry ride over to Ellis Island and Liberty island is included in the ticket price. Explore the immigration museum to hear the stories about the millions people that arrived in New York in search of a new beginning. Ten percent of the proceeds from this tour go to the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, so it's not only an interesting three hours but also one that impacts those who endured one of the worst days in American history.
The talented musicians of King of the World have whipped up a voodoo cocktail of cool inspired by the music of their youth, which just happened to include a heavy dose of the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Steely Dan.The result is a mutant offspring of Fagen and Becker's brand of rock and jazz that pays tribute to the original group, but doesn't take itself too seriously. Faithful to the original tunes, but more than happy to put a little "stank" on things, King of the World is ready to get down with classics like "Reelin' in the Years," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Deacon Blues," "Peg," "Hey, Nineteen" and more at The Cutting Room in New York.
Filipino-American songstress Angel Ram pays tribute to the songs and music of Gloria Estefan, one of the best-selling, most successful crossover performers to ever grace the international pop charts. Side by side with her keyboardist husband Emilio Estefan, Gloria transcended the Latin music scene and became a global icon, winning seven Grammys on her way to the top. A lifelong Estefan fan who knows how to put on a show, Ram will hit the stage of Club Bonafide to bring a dash of Estefan's Miami flavor to New York. You'll hear muy caliente dance hits like "Conga," "1, 2, 3" and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," plus heartfelt ballads like "Don't Wanna Lose You" and "Anything for You" at this concert.
The New York Film Critics Series invites you to a pre-release screening at Symphony Space of Permission, a subversive and feminist romantic comedy that features a couple who actually trusts each other! Before settling down on a married life together, the two agree to venture outside their monogamous boundaries and date others before tying the knot. Starring Rebecca Hall (Christine, Iron Man 3), Dan StevensDownton Abbey), Jason Sudeikis and others, the film is followed by a live Q&A with Hall, director Brian Crano, Francois Arnaud and Morgan Spector.
SPiN NYC presents the perfect mix of play and party at this quiet clubbing event, complete with ping pong and refreshments. Get ready for three live DJs spinning clean mixes of Top 40 hits, throwbacks and hip-hop for a crowd of hundreds of people dancing and singing along in glowing headphones. This family fun party is open to all ages. The music lyrics are clean, but don't let that fool you -- this shindig is going to be crazy fun!
Four of New York's finest jazz guitarists have joined forces as Strings Attached, and they'll make beautiful music together as part of a Monday night jam session at the Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village. Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Ron Affif and Mark Whitfield are the highly-skilled guitar heroes who make up the ensemble, and they'll bring in a super special guest each show to sit in with them. Scheduled to appear are talents like Yotam Silberstein, Sheryl Bailey, Chico Pinheiro, Peter Bernstein, Lage Lund and more.
New York City boasts one of the world's best street art scenes, and the most impressive is the outdoor art gallery of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The entire neighborhood is filled with murals and art everywhere you look. On this two-hour walking tour through Bushwick, learn the fascinating history of graffiti culture and street art, and how it's evolved. You will see dozens of unique pieces & murals along the way, as well as learn about how the art has become a part of the debate over gentrification in central Brooklyn. Learn the differences among traditional aerosol graffiti and other techniques involving stencils, paste-ups, stickers and more. See work from such well-known street artists as D*Face, Space Invader, Ron English, Dasic Fernandaz, Sipros, Sexer, Crisp, Sonni, Joe Iurato, Hellbent, Adam Fujita, Rubin415, David Hollier, Fumero, WhisBe and countless others. Your guide is happy to answer all your questions as you stroll, and there will be plenty of opportunities for photos along the way.
Enjoy a walking tour through the West Village while expanding your palette with the best bites the neighborhood has to offer. You'll learn about the history of the area while trying out six tastes from local culinary treasures. Your three-hour tour takes you through the tree-lined streets and hidden pathways of Greenwich Village where famous beat poets like Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg and Cassady lived, as well as musicians like Dylan, Hendrix and Reed. Along the way, you'll sample the best bagels, pizza and cannoli in NYC, without the long lines.
A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Broadway World and Bistro Award-winning series that celebrates Stephen Sondheim and his legendary career comes to the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below. Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied solely by piano, singing numbers from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Past special guests have included actors who originated roles in Sondheim's musicals, including Len Cariou, Victoria Mallory, Chip Zien and Donna McKechnie, so you never know who might drop in. Series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond hosts the show, and in between numbers shares Sondheim facts, history and related theatrical lore.
This soul-stirring three-hour tour through the storied streets of Harlem builds to a joyful, hand-clapping crescendo with a visit to a real worship service at one of the neighborhood's gospel churches. But first, you'll be walking in the footsteps of greats like Billie Holiday and Michael Jackson as your friendly and knowledgeable guide takes you by historic sites in Upper Manhattan like the Apollo Theater, Abyssinian Baptist Church, Strivers' Row, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Hotel Theresa, whose guests included musical greats like Ray Charles, Dinah Washington and Duke Ellington.
Everyone who lived through it remembers where they were and what they saw when the towers fell on 9/11. This powerful unscripted tour with a retired NYPD detective gives you an unparalleled first-person perspective of what happened on that fateful day. Hear firsthand accounts, and even the positive changes that have occurred since 2001. Your guide uses images taken by his partner, a world-renowned NYPD photographer, to allow you to walk in the footsteps of the first responders. Take an affecting glimpse backward at the FDNY Ten House in New York. Then enter the 911 Museum where you will view displays of the devastation of that day while witnessing firsthand the resilience of New York. Enjoy a self guided Audio tour of the Museum. Proceeds go to the 911 Victims Fund.
In the wee hours of the night, siblings are found dead in their tenement, the air reeking of foul play. During this two-hour interactive adventure, participants act as teams of detectives, prowling New York City neighborhoods and interviewing various characters to uncover the truth behind a real-life unsolved murder from the 1870s. This Drama Desk Award-nominated Live IN Theater production, created by actor and director Carlo D'Amore (Broadway's Latinologues, Summer and Smoke), combines history, mystery and theater to take you on a New York City scavenger hunt through the underbelly of the Five Points where you encounter unsavory characters, discover clues, confront suspects and mete out the justice that the slain victims deserve.
Just as good as importing the Gipsy Kings themselves, Los Cintron is the real deal. Popular around the world, the Cintron brothers play a mix of world, Latin, and flamenco music. They have performed with a host of notable artists, including Gazpacho Andalu, Duende Camaron, and Barbara Martinez. They've also played in front of just about every type of audience imaginable, including the Metroplitan Opera in Carmen at Lincoln Center. The guitars, vocals, and melodies of Los Cintron will transport you directly to Spain. Both Christobal and Rafael Cintron showed musical promise at an early age and were encouraged to sing by their mother Maria Teresa Lugana Santos. Natives of Spain, they arrived in the U.S. at an early age and have been living both here and abroad for the last 30 years. Their music is expansive, they sing with the souls of gypsies, and they will enchant you with their rhythms. Whatever the occasion, these brothers will enchant, charm, and seduce their audiences to no end.
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards are taking over New York and Cafe Wha? is celebrating by paying tribute to the amazing winners and nominees over the years. The Cafe Wha House Band will crank out music from the very first awards show in 1958 to the present. You'll hear pop, rock, R&B and more at this special early show that delivers the history of the Grammys.
Learn the stories behind three of America's most iconic landmarks in this bus tour of Lower Manhattan. After getting picked up in Midtown, you'll make your way by boat to Liberty Island to discover the history of the Statue of Liberty. From there, the tour continues to Ellis Island, the former federal immigration station that served as the point of entry for tens of millions of immigrants over the course of 60 years. Then, return to Manhattan and pay a visit to the powerful and somber National September 11 Memorial.
When a young Bob Dylan first arrived in New York, poised to revolutionize popular music, he began his journey with his first gig, at Café Wha? Paying tribute to this legacy, artist Pete Ayres takes the stage at this storied Greenwich Village spot to perform favorites from the Dylan songbook, spanning his early folk years to his later full-band hits.
Herron Entertainment brings in up-and-coming comics from all over the United States for this ongoing showcase at New York's EastVille Comedy Club. Who knows who you might see when the house lights go down? Maybe it's a comic you caught on late-night TV, or perhaps it's that jokester who reliably tweets out 140-character comedy gold. Located in the heart of Manhattan's East Village, the 150-seat retro club is the perfect place to discover the next big names in comedy -- whether they're sharing hilarious personal stories, shocking your sensibilities with racy punchlines, or showing off a fresh, as-yet undiscovered delivery style. Free pizza is available every Saturday and Sunday at 6:00pm, Friday at 6:00pm and Monday at 8:00pm.
Sunday Night Live presents a lineup full of Broadway Comedy Club's top headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more. Now catch them live on stage!
She has a "powerhouse voice" and he's "a theater world heartthrob" (The New York Times). Co-stars in Broadway's Saturday Night Fever and Legally Blonde, Tony-nominated Orfeh and Andy Karl fell in love and got hitched in '01, becoming one of the Great White Way's coolest couples. Before Orfeh leaves to star in Pretty Woman the Musical, the power couple showcases their sexy, funny and delightful chemistry at Feinstein's/54 Below with Legally Bound, a song-and-dance spectacular. The talented duo tears through an eclectic mix of pop, rock, R&B and more with a live band for an unforgettable evening of chart-toppers, show-stoppers and high belting. You can also enjoy the show with a three-course prix fixe meal, including a glass of wine, making it a truly special night on the town.
Led by drummer Tommy Igoe, the Birdland All-Stars have been thrilling audiences with dynamic big-band sounds for over a decade. The group creates new arrangements of contemporary artists such as David Bowie, The Police and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. As the band performs, visual artist Jeremy Sutton creates works inspired by the music on stage at Morristown's Mayo Performing Arts Center.
Climb aboard the 1920s-style Manhattan for a leisurely weekend brunch, featuring a spread of locally sourced foods, including fresh-baked bagels and pastries, fruit, ham, quiche, Belgian waffles and more. You'll also enjoy an included beverage which can range from coffee or juice to champagne, a Bloody Mary or a mimosa. This nearly three-hour cruise takes you on a relaxing trip completely around the island of Manhattan on the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, passing under all 18 bridges. So sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree views from the heated and enclosed back-deck observatory or the outdoor front deck of this beautiful teak-decked motor yacht as you glide past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the UN building and much, much more.
Take a fun walking excursion across the famous Brooklyn Bridge, where you'll learn its history while enjoying amazing views of the city's world-famous skyline. On the other side, you'll explore the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo, known for its high-end boutiques, delicious desserts, and pizza shops and scenic waterfront views. Throughout the 2.5-hour tour, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating facts and interesting tidbits. You'll end the tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and will walk away just a little more deeply in love with this quintessential American city. Tours led by Spanish-speaking guides are also available on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
Feel the vibrations of Harlem gospel music course through your body, followed by an electric sermon as you attend one of the most famous religious services in the world. After church, a local New York City expert will teach you about Harlem's rich history as you tour historic sites like the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem market and the world famous Apollo theatre, where legends like James Brown, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Richard Prior and Stevie Wonder have performed in the past. The tour ends at Sylvia's "Queen of Soul Food" restaurant, where you can enjoy a Sunday Gospel Breakfast (for additional purchase).
The child of playwright Ginger Reiter and comedian Jackie Mason, Sheba Mason has been performing since appearing in her mother's plays at the age of 2. Honing her own skills onstage for years, Mason has become a fixture of the Manhattan comedy scene. Spouting witticisms about everything from politics to grandmothers, she has also starred as her own mother in the show Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair: The Jackie Mason Musical. Now she's taking her show on the road and bringing along some of her talented friends. Join Mason for a hilarious night of comedy alongside Comedy Central's Tom McCaffrey, Raj Mahal and more of New York's brightest up-and-coming comics.
Playwright/performer Robert Galinsky -- who the New York Observer calls the "downtown poet priest" -- inhabits five different homeless characters in The Bench, now extending its successful run at the East Village Playhouse. Based on true stories and set amid urban decay and rubble, this one-man tour de force explores the emotional heartbreak of its displaced characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding the '80s AIDS crisis. Character actor Jay O. Sanders (True Detective, JFK) makes his directing debut with this powerful piece, presented by actors Chris Noth and Barry "Shabaka" Henley.
"If you're a fuzzy dude or a total admirer, then head to this speed-dating hustle, where you can meet the furball of your dreams." So says Time Out NY about this gay singles event at Buffalo Wild Wings in New York, catering to men in their 20s and '30s and those over 40. Here's how it works: You'll go on eight short dates over the course of the evening -- each lasting just six minutes. There are even three bonus periods to mingle with all the guys. If there's a spark both ways, the organizers will make sure you connect. Whether you're scruffy yourself, or just like a bit of a beard on your man, this mixer's got you covered.
ComedySportz is a high-energy, family-friendly improv show that's also a fun competition. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, similar to the popular television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. A referee governs the action, calling fouls, taking audience suggestions and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive show. You'll even get to vote for the winning team, and brave volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage!
Named one of the world's top destinations by Lonely Planet, Brooklyn has become a magnet for New York City's young up-and-comers and hot new businesses are popping up all over. But amidst all this flurry, the old Brooklyn still thrives. It's a place where you can travel the world in a day, a true melting pot where various ethnic groups have settled over the years, bringing with them the best of their culinary traditions. This 4.5-hour bus and walking tour puts you right in the middle of the tantalizing flavors and fascinating history of this storied borough. Your native-New Yorker tour guide will take you through Williamsburg and Greenpoint, where you'll get to sample delectable foods from authentic local ethnic eateries, get a sense of the thriving art community that has made this area home and drive through the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic neighborhood, where time seems to stand still. You'll also visit DUMBO, for scrumptious chocolate at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory, take a breather in Sunset Park while enjoying a picnic-style lunch featuring the famous Cuban sandwich that draws people to the Latin American restaurants in the neighborhood, and stop at Brooklyn Bridge Park for an excellent view of Manhattan's famous skyline. Save some room for an authentic New York pizza slice and cannoli in Carroll Gardens and Gowanus, and don't forget to bring your camera to take advantage of photo opportunities at every stop.
Once an ethnic enclave of European and Asian immigrants, Manhattan's Lower East Side remains a mecca of incredible foods and businesses, but also more recently a hub for street art and small galleries. Find out about the history of these neighborhoods, along with where the best street art is, on this walking tour. You'll start out at the trendy, quaint Nolita area and work your way through neighborhoods like Chinatown, SoHo and Little Italy, all while checking out scenes of street art in between, which includes artists like Space Invader, Jerkface, Tristan Eaton, Cost and more. Find out what the differences are between street art and graffiti, plus get plenty of photo opps in between.
As you walk through lower Manhattan, you learn about the roots of African American gospel culture and the rich and tumultuous history that created it. As you continue on to Brooklyn Heights, you admire beautiful brownstones, historic homes and grand churches, touring the church that launched gospel music onto the world stage. Ending in a church concert-hall setting, experience a Grammy Award-winning multicultural choir with modern and contemporary gospel music. Discover the rich roots of gospel music and its close relationship with beautiful architecture and New York neighborhoods during the NYC Gospel Walking Tour, starting at New York's Trinity Church.
Jordan Raybould is a rising star on the New York comedy scene and now he's hitting Matty B's in Binghamton to share the love. As if that weren't enough reason to make you want to turn off the TV and head out for some real laughs, Jordan's bringing some of his funny New York friends with him. They're people you've seen on Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix and other places. (Yeah, we know those are all on TV. But wouldn't you rather see these performers in person?)
Jordan Raybould is a rising star on the New York comedy scene and now he's hitting the Raven Lounge in Philadelphia to share the love. As if that weren't enough reason to make you want to turn off the TV and head out for some real laughs, Jordan's bringing some of his funny New York friends with him. They're people you've seen on Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix and other places. (Yeah, we know those are all on TV. But wouldn't you rather see these performers in person?) Oh, and he's bringing his brother Bret with him, too.