The grandest of grand operas, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida strikes a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy, all of which you'll enjoy with an included glass of sparkling wine. Composed at the request of the King of Egypt for the opening of the Suez Canal in 1871, the opera tells the tragic tale of a love triangle in which an enslaved Ethiopian princess' love for the military leader Radames is doomed by his selection as the future groom of the Pharaoh's daughter. Marco Armiliato and Daniele Rustioni conduct, while three commanding sopranos -- Liudmyla Monastyrska, Latonia Moore, and Krassimira Stoyanova -- share the title role in these performances, sung in Italian with Met titles in English, German, Italian and Spanish.
Let Harlem Repertory Theatre's Ain't Misbehavin' transport you back in time to the golden age of jazz, when hotspots like the Cotton Club played host to the music of 1930s Harlem, and where swing music, jazz and stride piano infused the entire country with renewed energy. This Tony Award-winning, song-filled show celebrates the timeless music of Thomas "Fats" Waller, who penned more than 400 songs during his career, many of which have become jazz standards still popular today. An energetic ensemble of talented performers showcase the pleasurable and playful moods of the era and Waller's style in a musical parade of his most popular hits at Tato Laviera Theatre in New York.
This year's lineup of fresh new faces is ready to sing, dance, joke and rap their hearts out for a chance to move on to the Top Dog semifinals and then go for the big $10,000 prize and title of Super Top Dog. Be there, and you'll get to determine their fate by cheering your favorites and jeering the flops. If your boos and hisses get raucous, the Executioner -- aka master impressionist C.P. Lacey -- will come to the rescue, sweeping the offending performer off the stage. Your tour guide through the show will be Host Capone, "The Gangster of Comedy," who's a regular on Shaquille O'Neal's All-Star Comedy Jam and has been part of Def Comedy Jam and Comedy Central's Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus. Get there before the show for a pre-party with video and music by DJ Jess.
Angry Young Man follows the life of Youssef, a surgeon from the Middle East who comes to London in order to find work and build a new life for himself. Instead, through series of hilarious missteps, he encounters white nationalists and liberal hypocrites who uncover shocking truths about the way we view immigrants. With four actors portraying Youssef, this brilliant comedy by Ben Woolf takes the stage of New York's Urban Stages Theatre.
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 entertaining." But the only way to truly understand Blue Man Group's global popularity is to see the show for yourself.
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century."
A Bronx Tale first won over audiences and critics as a one-man show by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri before becoming a film starring and directed by two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro. Now, this classic coming-of-age story set in the Bronx in the '60s is a new Broadway musical at Longacre Theatre. Palminteri wrote the book, while De Niro once again directs along with four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act). This much-anticipated show features music by eight-time Tony Award winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, On Your Feet). When a young boy witnesses a murder and is introduced to the world of organized crime, his loyalty is torn between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Don't miss this musical that The New York Times calls, "the kind of a tale that makes you laugh and cry," and Variety hails as "entertaining, authentic and terrific."
From the streets of New York City to silver-screen stardom, James Cagney was a bona fide legend. Actor, singer and dancer Robert Creighton plays the archetype tough guy in the energetic tap-dancing musical Cagney at the Westside Theatre. Mixing original new music with George M. Cohan tunes including "Give My Regards to Broadway," "Grand Old Flag" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy," the show follows Cagney's rise from the vaudeville stage to Hollywood's original gangster. Creighton earned an Astaire Award, and is racking up nominations from Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle and the Off-Broadway Alliance for his role, and the music and lyrics he wrote for the musical.
Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in Chalk, a family-friendly physical comedy guaranteed to draw you in. A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you? Find out at this whimsical show playing at the Kraine Theater in New York City.
The musical exploration of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery -- all those things that we hold dear to our hearts. Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defense and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public. Featuring well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.
All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter - that led to the incident - that started the lie - that ignited a movement - that inspired a community - and changed Evan's status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price? A tribute to the outsider in us all, Dear Evan Hansen is about someone you know, maybe even someone you are, but more than anything, it's about discovering the person we all long to be - ourselves.
In Georgie: My Adventures With George Rose, acclaimed actor-playwright Ed Dixon recounts his own tale of how he came to know and admire two-time Tony-winning character actor George Rose (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance). This theatrical tell-all recounts their 20-year friendship, which lasted until the unimaginable changed everything. When it premiered in 2016, this roller coaster ride of a show captured audiences like none other, prompting Kathie Lee Gifford to enthuse on the Today Show, "They have got such a huge hit on their hands, baby! It's truly one of the most brilliant performances I've ever seen a man give on the stage." Now Dixon brings his delightful storytelling to New York, performing Georgie at the Loft at the Davenport Theatre.
Groundhog Day is the story of Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, when sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself caught in a time loop where he is forced to repeat the same day again and again... and again. As each day plays out exactly the same as before Phil becomes increasingly despondent, but is there a lesson to be learned through his experiences, will he ever unlock the secret and break the cycle?
A new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
New York City's finest musical improvisers put their heads -- and voices together -- for Happy Karaoke Fun Time, a theatrical showcase at Under St. Marks featuring a brand new, improvised one-act musical each week. The nimble-minded, fleet-footed performers make up scenes, choreography and original lyrics to karaoke songs you know and love, all based on suggestions that you and your fellow audience members shout out. You never know which tracks they'll leap into, remix and make all their own -- pop queens, R&B divas, boy bands and classic crooners are all fair game. This event is recommended for audience members ages 13 and up.
Believed by many to be Shakespeare's greatest play, King Lear depicts an aging monarch's descent into madness as his family and country are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his children. Director Alberto Bonilla, known for his timely twists on the classic Shakespearean dramas, transports this classic into a world of New York City's wealthy elite real estate titans. King Lear, suffering the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease, must divide his empire amongst his feuding children while also wrestling with his own mortality. This new production from The Secret Theatre features Obie Award winner Austin Pendleton as King Lear.
A scandal when it first debuted, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata went on to become the composer's best-loved opera. Featuring some of the world's most iconic operatic moments, this bittersweet love story centers around the beautiful, pleasure-loving but frail courtesan Violetta Valéry, who unexpectedly finds true (and ultimately tragic) love with a younger man. A milestone in opera history that's sure to melt the coldest heart, Verdi's timeless tale of moral hypocrisy and selfless sacrifice features exquisite arias like "Sempre libera" and the mournful "Addio del passato." Nicola Luisotti conducts this gorgeously rendered production at The Met.
A hideously deformed Phantom lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants. The phantom falls in love with the young Soprano devoting himself to creating a new star for the Opera by nurturing her extraordinary talents and employing all the skills at his disposal.
Legendary Oscar and Tony Award winner Kevin Kline makes his long-awaited return to Broadway in Noël Coward's outrageous backstage farce Present Laughter. Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God) directs this comedy about a self-obsessed, middle-aged actor caught between fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists. Also starring in this irresistible production at the St. James Theatre are Kate Burton (Scandal), Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders in her Broadway debut.
In a chaotic and unforgiving world roiled by economic uncertainty, a powerful and mysterious man known only as Sir rules over his mansion like a king. He is closest to his chambermaid Miranda, a smart, beautiful woman who adds a sense of intrigue to his life. But when Sir fires his butler Elliot, who happens to be one of Miranda's close friends, she rebels against Sir and flees with Elliot into the dangerous and frightening streets outside. Trapped in a confusing world where nothing is as it seems, Miranda and Elliot must struggle to make their own way as Sir conspires to bring her back into his grasp. A brand new tragicomedy, Ring Twice for Miranda makes its off-Broadway debut at New York City Center.
In School of Rock—The Musical, down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.
Coming soon to Broadway's Booth Theatre, you won't want to to miss Significant Other from Joshua Harmon, writer of the smash hit Bad Jews. Forced to systematically transition from best friend to "bridesman" as each of his girlfriends gets married, Jordan Berman has decided it's time to start looking for a Mr. Right to call his own. This proves, however, to be a most uneasy transition. Join in the laughter -- and occasional awkwardness -- as he wades through a string of workplace crushes, uncomfortable first dates and other romantic misadventures in this richly funny comedy from acclaimed Off Broadway director Trip Cullman and the Roundabout Theatre Company, who brought us last year's Tony Award winner, The Humans.
Two teenagers and their families are tormented by a ravenous monster in the world premiere play The Terrifying. Set in a creepy village on the cusp of modernity, they discover that the only way to destroy the evil force is to cultivate some of their own dark appetites. Written and directed by Julia Jarcho, The Terrifying takes the stage of Abrons Arts Center in New York. This show contains strong language and sudden loud noises. It is recommended for those ages 12 or older.
Playwright Kate Hamill, who penned last year's acclaimed off-Broadway production of Sense & Sensibility, is back with another adaptation of a beloved 19th century English novel. Vanity Fair is a biting satire of English high society, centered around the cunning and upwardly mobile Becky Sharp, who is determined to make her way in the world by any means necessary. Whether it's risky romantic entanglements, shady business practices or ruthless social climbing, Becky won't stop until the world lies at her feet. Vanity Fair is coming to the stage at the Pearl Theatre in New York City.
Jenna is a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop forever... until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town's handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she's been missing all along - courage.
War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country's first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary-pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men.
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One - born with emerald-green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.