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BAM - The Hard Nut

Mark Morris Dance Group’s ‘The Hard Nut’ at BAM

Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Mark Morris Dance Group’s beloved retro-modern reimagining of The Nutcracker comes back to the Brooklyn Academy for Music for the holidays. A cascade of wit and wintry beauty, this lavish, gender-bent love letter to the classic transplants E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original story from the ...

In transit2

In Transit opens on Broadway this week

Circle in the Square Theater

235 West 50th Street

Featuring an a cappella score from Broadway’s freshest creators including musical minds behind Frozen and Pitch Perfect, IN TRANSIT is a new, modern musical, bringing to life a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the city that never sleeps…or stands still. Inspired by the vibrant ...

Chick Corea

Catch the last week of Chick Corea at the Blue Note

Blue Note

131 West Third Street, New York, NY 10012

This kind of extended stretch at a club used to happen regularly in the jazz heydays of the ’50s and ’60s. It’s a rarity today, which is why this will no doubt be the primo jazz event this fall: the iconic pianist/keyboardist/adventure seeker Chick Corea celebrating his 75th ...

Toronto Christmas Market 2013

Escape to the North: What’s Going on this Holiday ...

By Caitlin Leonard, Contributing Writer, December 6, 2016 Winter conjures images of hot mugs of cocoa, sleigh rides and crisp white snowflakes floating in the air. What better way to fully enjoy the best of this holiday season than in the Great White North? Canada is home ...

Choreographer :Mauro Bigonzetti
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik
nyc 212-362-7778

Review: Alvin Ailey’s 'Young NY Night' Premiere Dazzles

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, December 6, 2016 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to New York City Center with an explosive five-week holiday season program created to enchant audiences. December 1st marked their first Young NY Night series aimed to attract and engage patrons between 21 – 30 to ...

Fazil Say performs with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 4/11/15. Photo by Chris Lee

Review: Fazil Say Scores a Triumph as Both Soloist and ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, December 5, 2016 PIanist Fazil Say got together again with Orpheus, the conductorless chamber orchestra, for an “evening of luxury and levity” last Saturday night at Carnegie Hall, and it’s clear that a pattern is being set. James Oestreich’s take ...

Wooden made nutcrackers are pictured at a Christmas market  at the Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin November 25, 2008.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY)

'Nutcrackers' in all shapes and sizes this holiday season!

ZEALnyc, December 2, 2016 Tis the season for snowflakes and sugarplums, and if you enjoy holiday traditions, there isn't anything more traditional than attending a performance of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. This classic ballet features music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a libretto adapted from E....

A Bronx Tale The Musical   

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Tommy Mottola, The Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, Evamere Entertainment, Neighborhood Films, Jeffrey Sine, Cohen Private Ventures and Grant Johnson; Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director; Todd Schmidt, Managing Director); Associate Producer: Lauren Mitchell
World Premiere in Millburn, New Jersey on February 14, 2016 at Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director; Todd Schmidt, Managing Director)
Book by Chazz Palminteri; Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Glenn Slater; Based on the play by Chazz Palminteri; Music arranged by Ron Melrose; Music orchestrated by Doug Besterman; Musical Director: Jonathan Smith
Directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks; Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo; Associate Director: Stephen Edlund; Associate Choreographer: Marc Kimelman
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Gareth Owen; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Makeup Design by Anne Ford-Coates; Associate Scenic Design: Jared Rutherford; Associate Costume Design: Mariah Hale; Associate Lighting Design: Ryan O'Gara; Associate Sound Design: Josh Liebert; Associate Hair and Wig Design: Giovanna Calabretta
Executive Producer: Sally Campbell Morse; General Manager: Dodger Management Group; Company Manager: Miguel A. Ortiz; Associate Co. Mgr: Reeve Pierson
Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: Beverly Jenkins; Stage Manager: Michael Rico Cohen
Musical Supervisor: Ron Melrose; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Jonathan 'Smitti' Smith; Associate Conductor: John Samorian; Woodwinds: Kristy Norter and John De Simini; Trumpet/Flugel: Jami Dauber; Trombone/Tuba: Clint Sharman; Guitars: Kenny Brescia and Bernd Schoenhart; Drums: Perry Cavari; Percussion: Bill Hayes; Acoustic and Electric Bass: Francisco Centeno; Keys: Jonathan 'Smitti' Smith, John Samorian and Logan Medland
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting and Merri Sugarman, CSA; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising/Marketing: AKA; Promotions: Red Rising Marketing; Fight Coordinator: Robert Westley; Period Music Consultant: Johnny Gale; Fight Captain: Wonu Ogunfowora; Dance Captain: Brittany Conigatti; Assistant Dance Captain: Michelle Aravena; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Richard H. Blake 
Nick Cordero 
Ariana DeBose 
Lucia Giannetta 
Bradley Gibson 
Bobby Conte Thornton 
Broadway debut	Calogero 
Hudson Loverro 
Broadway debut	Young Calogero 
Athan Sporek 
Young Calogero 
Gilbert L. Bailey II 
Joe Barbara 
Police Officer 
Gang Leader 
Michael Barra 
Broadway debut	JoJo the Whale 
Jonathan Brody 
Eddie Mush 
Ted Brunetti 
Frankie Coffeecake 
Brittany Conigatti 
Kaleigh Cronin 
Trista Dollison 
David Michael Garry 
Rory Max Kaplan 
Nicky the Mook 
Doo-Wop Guy 
Dominic Nolfi 
Crazy Mario 
Doo-Wop Guy 
Christiani Pitts 
Broadway debut	Denise 
Paul Salvatoriello 
Broadway debut	Tony-Ten-To-Two 
Joey Sorge 
Rudy the Voice 
Cary Tedder 
Doo-Wop Guy 
Kirstin Tucker 
Keith White 
Doo-Wop Guy 
Swings: Michelle Aravena, Gerald Caesar, Charlie Marcus, Wonu Ogunfowora and Joseph J. Simeone
Understudies: Michelle Aravena (Rosina), Gilbert L. Bailey II (Tyrone), Joe Barbara (Sonny), Gerald Caesar (Tyrone), Kaleigh Cronin (Rosina), Rory Max Kaplan (Calogero), Charlie Marcus (Lorenzo, Sonny), Wonu Ogunfowora (Jane), Christiani Pitts (Jane), Joseph J. Simeone (Calogero) and Joey Sorge (Lorenzo)

Review: A Familiar Tale From a 'Bronx' Perspective

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, December 2, 2016 There are some stories that are so specific and yet also so universal that we want to hear them told over and over. Such a story is A Bronx Tale. Based on a true incident in the life of ...


Review: 'iLuminate' Lights Up New World Stages

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, December 2, 2016 iLuminate is back at New World Stages this holiday season. Although, there’s nothing Christmas-y about this show — it’s back with a reincarnation of new music and choreography. This exhilarating spectacle fuses customized wireless lighting effects technology embedded ...


Review: Lepage Holds Met Opera's New 'L'Amour de Loin' Hostage

Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, December 1, 2016 Have you ever seen a really, really cute puppy sitting in a tiny, tiny crate? All full of trapped youthful life, love, joy and potential? All ready to just pop out? To be just, really fantastic? And have you ...

Candide onstage

TODAY: 60th Anniversary of original Broadway production of 'Candide'

Max Adrian, Louis Edmonds, Barbara Cook and Robert Rounseville in original 1956 production ZEALnyc, December 1, 2016 It's 1956: Dwight Eisenhower has been re-elected, The Ten Commandments opened in theaters, Elvis is crooning about his 'Hound Dog,' the best-seller Peyton Place is creating quite the scandal, Grace Kelly ...

Terms of Endearment

Get Out the Kleenex — 'Terms of Endearment' is Now a ...

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, December 1, 2016 Get out the Kleenex—not a pocket-sized pack, but the largest box you can find. You’ll need them because there’s still time to catch the American premiere of Terms of Endearment at 59E59 theaters which runs through ...

DETLEV GLANERT Theatrum bestiarum (NY Premiere)
GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor

Review: Royal Concertgebouw 'Wows' with Mahler at Carnegie Hall

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, December 1, 2016 During unsettled or troubling times, Mahler can seem like a spiritual balm, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s performance of the composer’s mighty Symphony No. 5 at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, November 30, seemed particularly well timed. Mahler’s towering, ...

Kun Woo Paik

New York Philharmonic: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 came straight from the heart of its creator and was a showcase for his own amazing pianistic talents. Acclaimed pianist Kun Woo Paik (whose “sense of drama, his wit, mastery of nuance, thoughtfully weighted chords and fleet-fingered virtuosity, all are ...

Awakening Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Residence at New York City Center

New York City Center

131 W 55th St (btwn 6th & 7th) New York, NY 10019

The Company in Robert Battle’s AWAKENING; photo by Paul Konik

You don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it. This December, engage your emotions as the world’s most popular dance company returns with five weeks of premieres, new ...

gilded age

Gilded New York at Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Visit the New York of Edith Wharton and Merchant Ivory films in this view of the lifestyles of the 19th century NYC rich and famous. Historical artifacts (furniture, dresses, jewels, object d’arts) are as rich as the ...

Daniil Trifonov

Pianist Daniil Trifonov plays Schumann, Shostakovich and Stravinsky at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The music on this program requires poetry and passion that only a master pianist can deliver. “Daniil Trifonov’s playing has it all … he leaves you struggling for superlatives,” said The Guardian. Schumann’s Kinderszenen tenderly reflects ...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Theater at Madison Square Garden

Theater at Madison Square Garden

4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

The original television classic comes to life!

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, ...


Mariah Carey in ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ at the Beacon

The Beacon Theatre

2124 Broadway (@ 74th Street), New York, NY 10023

She’s back and she’s bringing her holiday cheer to New York!  This is sure to be a special evening of music and song by this great artist that you won’t want to ...

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum

The Merchant's House Museum

29 East 4th Street, Manhattan

In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens (portrayed by actor John Kevin Jones) as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival parlor of ...

Gin Fizz Harlem Sessions

Pianist Marc Cary Continues His Speakeasy Thursday Night Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club

Ginny's Supper Club

308 Lenox Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10027

Photos of Gin Fizz club, where Harlem Sessions started, by Caroline Conejero; right side photo of Francesco Pini (l.) and Marc Cary (r.)

Every Thursday night Marc Cary continues his Harlem Sessions jams, now taking place at Ginny’s Supper Club (the downstairs space of the ...

Train Show

Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens

New York Botanical Gardens

2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458

Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue ...

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