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Avenue Q

New World Stages

http://newworldstages.com

340 West 50th Street, NYC

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

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Actors Temple Theatre

http://stlukestheatre.com

339 West 47th Street, New York, NY  10036

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

Blue Man Group

Astor Place Theatre

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

434 Lafayette Street New York, New York

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

Montreal Jazz Festival Canada runs 10 days from June 28 to July 7

Montréal Jazz Festival Ignites With a Summer Extravaganza of ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, June 22, 2018 In a recent conversation, André Ménard, co-founder and artistic director of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, gives an overview of the breadth and scale of the outdoor and indoor venues and range of musicians (over 3,000) ...

Conflict by Miles Malleson presented by the Mint Theater

Review: 'Conflict' — A Vintage Play Ringing True With Relevance for ...

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, June 22, 2018 Theatergoers who want to see top notch productions of rarely seen plays should check out the offerings of The Mint Theater Company. The Mint’s mission is to find older plays, often not produced for decades, and present them ...

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, ...

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures at New World Stages

New World Stages

http://desperatemeasuresmusical.com

340 West 50th Street

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

Drunk Shakespeare

Quinn's Bar

http://quinnsnyc.com

356 West 44th Street, NYC

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

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

Mainstage at New York City Center

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

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

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

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

Mainstage at New York City Center

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

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

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

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

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

Mainstage at New York City Center

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

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

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

Mary Page Marlowe

Tony Kiser Theater

https://2st.com/shows/current-production

305 West 43rd Street

If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting ...

Mostly Mozart Festival: Ninagawa’s ‘Macbeth’ at Lincoln Center

David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center

http://www.lincolncenter.org/mostly-mozart-festival/show/ninagawa-macbeth

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The 1980 premiere of Yukio Ninagawa’s “legendarily beautiful” Japanese-language production of Macbeth (Independent, U.K.) was a watershed moment in global theater. Transposing Shakespeare’s tragedy from medieval Scotland to feudal Japan, Ninagawa created a breathtaking world filled with ...

MTC’s ‘Dan Cody’s Yacht’ at New York City Center

New York City Center Stage I

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/dan-codys-yacht/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter’s life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up the question: what truly separates the haves ...

MTC’s ‘Sugar In Our Wounds’ at New York City Center

New York City Center Stage II

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/sugar-in-our-wounds/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. As the battle rages on, the tree protects a young slave, James, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, ...

Mummenschanz’s ‘you & me’ at Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Gerald W. Lynch Theater

https://www.mummenschanz.com

524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

Mummenschanz, the renowned theatrical troupe known to fans around the world as “The Musicians of Silence,” returns to New York this summer for the first time in nearly four years. Mummenschanz conjures a magical world, full of possibilities, without uttering a word. The troupe’s ...

Newsical The Musical at Kirk Theatre / Theater Row

Kirk Theatre

http://www.theatrerow.org/kirknowplaying/

410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10019

No one in the news is safe! The Drama Desk nominated musical revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. With songs and material being updated on a regular basis, composer-lyricist (Drama Desk Nominee) Rick Crom’s topical musical comedy is an ...

Reasons To Be Pretty Happy at MCC / Lucille Lortel Theatre

MCC Theatre @ The Lucille Lortel Theatre

http://www.mcctheater.org//currentseason.html

121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

After five years in New York, Greg and Steph return to their blue-collar hometown for their 20th high school reunion and to a dramatic encounter with Kent and Carly, the friends they left behind. Old secrets and new lies become increasingly difficult to hide as the evening (and the drinking) goes ...

Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man at 777 Theatre

777 Theatre

http://sextipsplay.com/

777 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

This romantic comedy takes the audience on a hilarious and wild ride where no topic is taboo and the insider ‘tips’ come straight from the source: a gay man. The play is set at a local university auditorium where the English department holds its monthly meet the authors event. Robyn is the shy ...

Othello; photo: Joan Marcus.

Shakespeare in the Park: ‘Othello’ at the Delacorte

Delacorte Theater, Central Park

https://publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/SITP/Othello-2018/

Enter at 81st St & Central Park West or 79th Street & Fifth Avenue

Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to the Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian ...

Shakespeare in the Park: ‘Twelfth Night’ at the Delacorte

Delacorte Theater, Central Park

https://publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/SITP/Twelfth-Night-2018/

Enter at 81st St & Central Park West or 79th Street & Fifth Avenue

A remounting and re-imagining production of the 2016 Public Works’ musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT will be presented again — this time for a full five-week run in Central Park. Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform ...

Sistas at St. Luke’s Theatre

St. Luke's Theatre

https://stlukestheatre.com/2012/01/24/sistas-beginning-september-29/

308 46th Street, New York, NY 10019

Three–time Tony winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present SISTAS, a musical journey of a multi generational African-American family. The production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. The women discuss their family history and the history of African-American ...

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Skintight

Laura Pels Theatre

https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Skintight.aspx

111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Roundabout reunites writer Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and director Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews) for Skintight, a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac (Idina Menzel) turns to her famous ...

Sweeney Todd — in a pie shop at the Barrow Street Theatre

Barrow Street Theatre

http://www.sweeneytoddnyc.com

27 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, NYC

This production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street features the stars of the original London version of this production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhán McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their performances ...

The Accidental Pervert

13th Street Repertory Company

http://www.13thstreetrep.org

50 West 13th Street, New York, NY

Pervert is Andrew Goffman’s one-man, autobiographical comedy about his youthful discovery of pornography and subsequent journey through addiction to ...

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at St. Luke’s Theatre

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that’s sure to delight children and adults alike. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that ...

The Marvelous Wonderettes at Kirk Theatre – Theater Row

Kirk Theatre

http://www.theatrerow.org/kirknowplaying/

410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10019

Take a musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Experience their lives and loves from prom night to their 10 year reunion, as the girls perform such classic ’50’s ...

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