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Kelli O'Hara

Kelli O’Hara in Debut Solo Concert at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

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

She’s dazzled audiences and critics alike in the most recent revivals of South Pacific, The Pajama Game, and The King and I. Now this Tony Award winner gives her first solo Carnegie Hall performance. —Carnegie Hall

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‘Every Day I Have the Blues’ JFA’s Great Night in Harlem Gala at Apollo

Apollo Theater

253 West One Hundred Twenty-Fifth Street, New York, NY 10027

The Jazz Foundation of America puts on a special party every year at the Apollo. With the JFA this year honoring piano master McCoy Tyner with its Lifetime Achievement Award this year and roots star pianist Dr. John with its Hank Jones Award, the Great Night in Harlem benefit concert of ...


White Light Festival 2016 Dance — Sounds of India

This seventh edition of the White Light Festival is Sounds of India, and has been curated by Mark Morris. Sounds of India casts its gaze on artistic expression originating in and inspired by South India and will shed light on the universal nature of India’s artistic heritage ...

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My Journey to Carnegie Hall Via Venezuela

By Paul Desenne, Contributing Writer, October 27, 2016 And thirteen million mouse clicks later, I was taking a bow onstage at Carnegie Hall... A very special moment, of course, but not only for the obvious reasons. There was something more that night than the honor of being ...

Rachel Weisz and Byron Jennings in the first major New York revival of Plenty, written by David Hare and directed by David Leveaux, running at The Public Theater.
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Review: 'Plenty' promises, doesn't deliver

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, October 27, 2016 I like Rachel Weisz. I really do. The only problem is, I’m not sure why I like her. Is it because of The Constant Gardener, for which she won an Academy Award? But I didn’t like the ...

Guillaume Tell

Review: The Met's Guillaume Tell, Not Quite A Bullseye

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, October 27, 2016 Rossini’s Guillaume Tell is one hell of a political opera—taut, tense, ready to explode at any moment with the pent-up rage of an occupied nation against its cruel foreign overlords, full of conspiracies, nervous alliances, and shifting ...

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Get Ready to Laugh — this year's New York Comedy Festival ...

By Don Adkins, Managing Editor, October 27, 2016 They say "laughter is the best medicine," and if this is true, then the pharmacy is wide-open with the arrival of this year’s New York Comedy Festival on November 1-6. Now in its thirteenth year, the New York ...

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Review: The Margaret Mead Film Festival Brings the Camera Lens ...

By Annika Andersson, Contributing Writer, October 26, 2016 When the 2016 Margaret Mead Film Festival celebrated it's 40th Anniversary October 13-16, the festivities included a first-of-it's-kind virtual reality documentary lounge and a closing night Cuban salsa party. The main draw though, of course, was the 44 documentary and ethnographic ...

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Halloween Costume Challenged? Here are a few budget-conscious ideas...

By Danielle Zickl, Contributing Writer, October 26, 2016 Halloween is right around the corner, but don’t worry if you haven’t bought a costume yet. Maybe you’re stuck on an idea, or maybe you just don’t want to spend $60 on a ready-to-wear one from ...

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Review: ‘Puffs’ Leaves Muggles Laughing In Their Seats

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, October 25, 2016 After seven books, eight movies, and now a Broadway-bound play, you would think that the world has had enough of Harry Potter. Well, you would be wrong, and the newest piece of evidence, Puffs or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years ...


Things to do on and around Halloween

By Don Adkins, Managing Editor, October 25, 2016 It's that time of year again.  Halloween has become a huge holiday, at least here in NYC.  This year the city will host the 43rd annual Halloween Parade, which has grown substantially over the years from what was basically ...

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Review: ABT's Premiere of Jessica Lang's 'Her Notes' is Definitely ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, October 25, 2016 Jessica Lang, award-winning choreographer who has had a long association with the Joyce Theater, has choreographed her first ballet for American Ballet Theater, titled Her Notes, to the piano music of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel, the elder sister of Felix ...

Holiday Inn

Review: Brisk Staging and Charming Performers Fill a Buoyant 'Holiday ...

By Chris Caggiano, Contributing Writer, October 24, 2016 Right at the start, I must confess a personal aversion to “songbook” musicals like An American in Paris and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. They can certainly have their charms, but as a musical-theater historian, I’m reminded when ...


Catch the last week (just in time for Halloween) of Cornelia Parker’s PsychoBarn at the Met Fifth Avenue

A large-scale sculpture by acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture—the classic red barn and the Bates family’s sinister mansion from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho—comprises the fourth ...


Pianist Denis Matsuev plays Beethoven, Schumann and Prokofiev at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

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

You shouldn’t dare miss a Denis Matsuev recital. Audiences have gone wide-eyed for his “epic technique … superhuman speed, power, and agility” (The Boston Globe). Don’t miss this great “virtuoso in the tradition of Gilels, Richter, and ...


A Star-studded Powerhouse 2016 at the Barclays Center

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11217

On Thursday, October 27th at 7:00pm at the Barclays Center, there will be an all-star line up of artists for the annual Powerhouse 2016 concert. The annual show will feature live performances by Usher, Bryson Tiller, Wiz Khalifa, Tory Lanez, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, ...


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company for a two-week residency at The Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater

175 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

The renowned company returns to The Joyce to perform two pieces from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Analogy Trilogy, a work based on oral histories that Jones conducted. Each part reveals Jones’ ongoing exploration of how text, storytelling, and movement pull and push ...

Dead Poets

Dead Poets Society at Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company

136 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003

At a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity and to live passionately. Academy Award-winner Tom Schulman adapts his own screenplay for this much-anticipated production.

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Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 focuses on the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image. The exhibition will fill the Museum’s 18,000-square-foot ...

Sunday in the Park with George

Jake Gyllenhaal in benefit performance of ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ at New York City Center

New York City Center

131 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece follows painter Georges Seurat (Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal) in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous ...

Bruch’s Violin Concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony

New York Philharmonic: Bruch’s Violin Concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Concertmaster Frank Huang takes the spotlight in Bruch’s romantic Violin Concerto No. 1 — its passion and bravado have made it a showcase for soloists and an audience favorite for 150 years. Also, Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony, filled with exuberant dance rhythms, ...

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ACO opens 40th season with ‘Contempo-Scary Music’ at Zankel Hall

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

56th Street and Seventh Avenue

This concert opens the American Composers Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary Season (and just in time for Halloween!) with music inspired by all things sinister and suspenseful, including the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s Overlook Hotel Suite, an orchestral suite which takes musical ...

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About Dark Universe at American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

This Hayden Planetarium space show features enigmatic cosmic phenomena, seminal scientific instruments, and spectacular scenes from deep space that celebrate pivotal discoveries leading to our understanding of the structure and history of our universe.  Dark ...