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44th Annual International African Arts Festival, July 2nd-July 5th

Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn

http://iaafestival.org

From jazz to hip hop, Reggae to soul, African to gospel, this festival has it all, plus a variety of dancers and drummers.  The African Marketplace is a truly international bazaar with an incredible assortment of food and ...

A Bronx Tale the Musical

Longacre Theatre

http://abronxtalethemusical.com

220 West 48th Street Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

A Bronx Tale is based on the one-man show 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. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a ...

Aladdin on Broadway

Aladdin

New Amsterdam Theater

http://www.newamsterdamtheatre.net

214 West 42nd Street, New York, NY

Disney’s most recent Broadway contribution (and based on the 1992 movie) follows the life of a poor kid who falls in love with a princess, after discovering the secrets of a magic lamp. James Monroe Iglehart won a 2014 Tony for his performance of the Genie, and music is by Disney veteran Alan ...

Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center runs June 26 through July 14

Dust Off Those Dancing Shoes at Midsummer Night Swing at ...

ZEALnyc, June 21, 2018 It's that time of year again when the Damrosch Bandshell Plaza at Lincoln Center is transforming into an outdoor dance hall as Midsummer Night Swing commences its three-week residency, hosting a variety of artists performing a wide-range of dance styles. This much-anticipated series ...

Bassist William Parker in a Five-Night Residency at The Stone

Bassist William Parker Probes the Secrets of the Tone World ...

By David Rubien, Contributing Writer, June 21, 2018 A pillar of the New York improvised music community since the 1970s, bassist-composer William Parker is leading a residency at the Stone June 26-30. He says he will be exploring life in its component terms: vibrations, light, love. That ...

Coney Island New York fun at Luna Park and New York Aquarium

A Day @: Coney Island Is As Fun As It Ever ...

By Anne Marie Kelly, Contributing Writer, June 20, 2018 If the Hamptons is a haven for New York’s elite, then Coney Island is for everyone else. It’s not posh, but, boy, is it fun! It’s an offbeat mix of old-school amusement park, beachside restaurants, ...

Roger Daltrey New York Pops The Whos Tommy at Forest Hills New York

Roger Daltrey Rocks Out with the New York Pops in ...

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, June 20, 2018 Growing up, I didn’t always listen to the “coolest” music of the day. With parents who were into 80s New Wave (and wished the 70s disco era hadn’t existed), but kind of accepted classic rock, it was ...

Introspection album by guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and bassist Harvie S

Special Straight-Ahead Musings by Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and Bassist Harvie ...

By Denin Koch, Contributing Writer, June 20, 2018 On their 2018 release Introspection on Jazzheads Records, guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and bassist Harvie S succeed in presenting a guitar trio record that captures the timeless tradition of the ensemble while also producing exciting new sounds and timbres that set ...

The Royal Family of Broadway Review at Barrington Stage

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

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

Othello Proves Lies Conquer Love in Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Review

Review: 'Othello' Proves Lies Conquer Love

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

Art Break: Must-sees at New York City's New Museum, Eldridge Street and a 'Fine, Bright Day' at The LGBT Center

Art Break: Must-sees at New York City's New Museum, Eldridge ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anastasia

Broadhurst Theatre

http://anastasiabroadway.com

235 West 44th Street

From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, Anastasia is the romantic, adventure-filled story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past. Based on the 1997 animated film, Anastasia comes to Broadway with a new score from the ...

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Neil Simon Theatre

http://angelsbroadway.com

250 West 52nd Street

Playwright Tony Kushner took Broadway and America by storm when his two-part play opened on Broadway in 1993, first with Angels in America: The Millennium Approaches, which opened in May of that year, followed by Angels in America: Perestroika opening in November and then running in repertory till ...

Avenue Q

New World Stages

http://newworldstages.com

340 West 50th Street, NYC

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

Batsu! A Comedy challenge

Come to the lower level of JeBon Sushi, 15 St. Marks Place, if you are 18 or older.  Watch the acclaimed comedy team Face Off Unlimited as they compete in hilarious challenges in order to avoid some very undignified punishments! More info-347 985 ...

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Before her solo career, Carole King wrote an astounding number of hits for artists ranging from The Monkees to Aretha Franklin. Beautiful traces the professional and personal life of the artist through three decades of hits. Jessie Mueller’s performance as King won her the 2014 Tony for ...

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Actors Temple Theatre

http://stlukestheatre.com

339 West 47th Street, New York, NY  10036

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

Blue Man Group

Astor Place Theatre

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

434 Lafayette Street New York, New York

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

Boys In The Band on Broadway

Boys In The Band

Mart Crowley’s landmark play comes to Broadway for a 50th anniversary production directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello and featuring an all-star cast that includes Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, ...

BYOB Pastel Painting Party, The Art Studio, 145 w. 96Th st.

What better way to spend your Sunday than with a tube of paint and a bottle of wine?  Blend colors, mix drinks and explore your creative side in a warm and welcoming environment. Sunday, July 12, 4-6PM Sunday, July 19, 4-6PM $39.00 212 858 ...

Carousel

Imperial Theatre

http://carouselbroadway.com

249 West 45th Street

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless musical Carousel returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades, in a new production starring Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and operatic superstar Renée Fleming ...

Chicago

Ambassador Theatre

219 West 49th Street, NYC

This revival (and first successful) Broadway production of the 1975 Kander and Ebb musical is stunning. Though the actresses that have played Velma and Roxie since the 1996 opening could populate a small upstate penitentiary, the production and skillful work of composer John Kander, lyricist Fred ...

Children of a Lesser God

Studio 54

http://childrenofalessergodbroadway.com

254 West 54th Street

In 1980, Children of a Lesser God premiered on Broadway and asked: how can we truly communicate? Now, Tony Award®-winning director Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences) is laying this question bare in a breathtaking new revival of this landmark play starring Joshua Jackson (“The Affair”), ...

Cirque on Broadway – ‘Paramour’

Lyric Theater

http://www.lyricbroadway.com

213 West 42nd Street

This amazing “beyond circus” company, Cirque du Soleil,  has been wowing us for years with their fantastical productions through tours (infamously in their own unique tent configurations), as well as sit-down productions in Las Vegas and elsewhere, but now they are taking on “The ...

Come From Away

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

http://www.comefromaway.com

236 West 45th Street

Following the 9/11 attacks, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. Based on interviews with locals, Come From Away is about how hosting this international community of strangers spurred ...

Dear Evan Hansen

The Music Box Theatre

http://dearevanhansen.com

239 West 45th Street Between 7th & 8th Avenues

After its successful sold-out Off-Broadway run, Dear Evan Hansen returns—this time to Broadway. All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. But when a tragic event shocks the community and thrusts him into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy, Evan is given the opportunity of a ...

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures at New World Stages

New World Stages

http://desperatemeasuresmusical.com

340 West 50th Street

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

Drunk Shakespeare

Quinn's Bar

http://quinnsnyc.com

356 West 44th Street, NYC

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

Drunken Shakespeare

What happens when actors imbibe before the performance?  If you are over 21, you can find out.  June 26th-July 11th tickets available, ...

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

Mainstage at New York City Center

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

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

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

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

Mainstage at New York City Center

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

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

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

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

Mainstage at New York City Center

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

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

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

Escape To Margaritaville

Marquis Theater

http://escapetomargaritavillemusical.com

1535 Broadway

Escape To Margaritaville is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. With a book by Emmy® Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising ...

Fishing on the Harlem Meer, Central Park at 110th st, Dana Discovery Center

For a truly old-fashioned holiday experience this weekend, bring the kids up to the Harlem Meer to fish.  You’ll see a variety of fish, turtles, egrets and other wildlife in this bucolic setting. Mon-Sat, 10-4 PM, poles available until 3 Sun, 10-2 PM, poles available until ...

Frozen

St. James Theatre

http://frozenthemusical.com

246 West 44th Street

Based on the Disney 2013 animated feature mega-hit, Frozen blows into town after an out-of-town tryout in Denver last year. Expanding on the previous film version, the stage production features new songs and story material from the film’s creators, including Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Up Here, ...

Hamilton

Richard Rogers Theatre

http://richardrodgerstheatre.com/

226 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

“Hamilton,” a hip-hop influenced musical about Alexander Hamilton at New York’s Public Theatre, has quickly become the buzziest show of the spring, with a sold-out run off-Broadway, ecstatic tweets from tastemakers and a likely Broadway transfer…” Stefanie Cohen, Wall ...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2

The Lyric Theatre

https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/us/

214 West 43rd Street

You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, now it’s time to see it onstage. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is coming to Broadway straight from London’s West End. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official ...

Hello, Dolly!

Schubert Theatre

https://www.hellodollyonbroadway.com

225 West 44th Street

A meddlesome matchmaker brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s The ...

Hudson Warehouse presents Oliver Goldsmith’s, She Stoops to Conquer

Come see this seasoned company in a series of free performances in Riverside Park this summer at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at 89th st. July 2nd-July 26th, Thursday-Sun. at 6:30, She Stoops to Conquer. July 30th-Aug.23rd, Thursday-Sun. at 6:30, William ...

International African Arts Festival, Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn

You’ll find everything here from music, art and crafts, to competitions and children’s activities. July 2nd-July ...

Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle at Met Opera

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It’s so nice to have you back where you belong

Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 25, 2016 Like the wise man once sang, “Everything Old is New Again.” Take Broadway for instance. Only three years after it closed in 2003, Les Miserables was back. And after that incarnation ended, it took only another six years for the next ...

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