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This Week

This Week from ZEALnyc is your guide to the very best in New York city arts, culture and entertainment happening this week. From theater to jazz, from dance to classical music, from art museum to art gallery, This Week lists the most exciting, the most interesting and the most important shows, concerts, exhibitions and performances happening this week in NYC.

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties at MCC / Lucille Lortel Theatre

MCC Theatre @ The Lucille Lortel Theatre

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

121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

Jen Silverman’s unpredictable comedy Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, brings together five women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck. The women collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the “thea-tah,” provoking ...

Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

http://www.billyjoelmsg.com/#modules_wrap

7th Ave & 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001

The internationally acclaimed, six time Grammy-winning New Yorker has a decades-long history with the Garden.  Ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history having received numerous awards throughout his career including The Kennedy Center Honors, six ...

Brandee Younger

Brandee Younger at Jazz Standard

Jazz Standard

http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20180821

116 East Twenty-Seventh Street New York, NY 10016

The classically trained harpist Brandee Younger will bring her unique talents with both acoustic and electric groups to her two-night run at Jazz Standard.  She is part of a new jazz generation carrying the torch of social consciousness in 21st century jazz. She will be featured with stalwarts of ...

BSO at Tanglewood

Review: Boston Ballet's 'Fancy Free' Highlights an All-Bernstein Night at ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, August 21, 2018 In 1940, then 22-year-old Leonard Bernstein, the musical wunderkind now being celebrated for his inimitable significance in American classical music, as well as Broadway musical theatre, attended the inaugural season of the Berkshire Music Center. Throughout Bernstein's career, the Boston ...

Philadelphia museums

Art Break: Love (and Art) Abounds in Philadelphia, So Plan ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 20, 2018 Sometimes at Art Break we feel the need to get out of town but not wander too far. We want to keep the conveniences of great food, interesting art, and cool people – you know, everything we have here, ...

Be More Chill

Review: Could ‘Be More Chill’ Be More Shrill?

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 17, 2018 The musical Be More Chill was already a bit of a sensation even before it recently opened Off-Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The show had its world premiere in Redbank, NJ in 2015 at the Two River Theater, ...

José James in concert

Life In Focus: José James in Concert at Lincoln Center ...

By Juliana Crawford, Contributing Photographer, August 15, 2018   [caption id="attachment_59953" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Kori Whithers (vocals) and José James (guitar, vocals); photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_59954" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Kori Whithers; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_59959" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] ...

Mark Morris Dance Group

Review: Mark Morris Dance Group Excels in Various Chamber Music ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, August 15, 2018 The Mark Morris Dance Group, which has a long association with the Mostly Mozart Festival, presented a World Premiere for this year’s season at the Rose Theater of Lincoln Center. The company danced to the popular chamber music ...

Getting the Band Back Together

Review: The Amiable Schlock of 'Gettin' the Band Back Together'

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2018 Sometimes shows come to Broadway that automatically get the online theater wags sharpening their knives. Before a show has even played its first preview, the theaterati start taking bets on when it will close, and polishing off their “What ...

Moulin Rouge

Review: 'Moulin Rouge' Gets a Lavish Pre-Broadway Tryout in Boston

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 13, 2018 Before the 1980s, Boston was a major out-of-town stop for plays and musicals before they went to Broadway. The economics of such tryouts have changed drastically, as has the standard model for developing new plays and musicals, and Boston’...

Hudson Valley museums

Art Break: Just a Short Journey North, The Hudson Valley ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 13, 2018 The Hudson Valley has a special place in the heart of Art Break. So many of our favorite artists spent their summers in the region with friends and family, working on projects, and enjoying the beautiful landscape, just ...

Newport Jazz Festival Showcases Women Artists and Emerging Talents

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, August 10, 2018 This year’s Newport Jazz Festival highlighted an incredibly diverse selection of women performers and women ensemble groups. The festival’s founder George Wein, in his newsletter “Notes from the Wein Machine” (March, 2018), was very direct in his statement ...

Beloved; photo: Kait Ebinger

Review: A Young Woman's Quest for Love and Passion in ...

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, August 9, 2018 Discovering how life works is what resonates the most in Lisa Langseth’s one-woman show Beloved, starring Ellinor DiLorenzo and directed by Kathy Curtiss. The play begins with the character Katarina rummaging around her grandmother’s cottage, putting things ...

Morgan Library & Museum Magic of Handwriting Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection

Morgan Library & Museum: The Magic of Handwriting — The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection

The Morgan Library & Museum

http://www.themorgan.org/

225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Handwriting works magic: it transports us back to defining moments in history, creativity, and everyday life and connects us intimately with the people who marked the page. For nearly half a century, Brazilian author and publisher Pedro Corrêa do Lago has been assembling one of the most ...

Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island

Governor's Island

http://jazzagelawnparty.com

The Jazz Age Lawn Party is New York City’s original prohibition era-inspired gathering. Hosted and conceived by Michael Arenella, started as a small gathering of around fifty friends and fans on the then recently open-for-public-access Governor’s Island. The event was initially produced by ...

NY Botanical Garden Georgia O'Keeffe Visions of Hawai'i

NY Botanical Garden: Georgia O’Keeffe — Visions of Hawai‘i

Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O’Keeffe throughout her career. Curated by ...

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