This new production offers audiences the chance to join in the fun of watching John Fallstaff, the character Queen Elizabeth loved so much she requested his own spin-off, live, learn, laugh, and love in a festive production, featuring live music that's half-Christmas half-Mardi Gras.
'Indians' tells the story of 19th century European Americans’ settlement of western North America and displacement and confinement of the Native American population, as well as its subsequent mythologizing of that time, all told as a Wild West Show starring none other than Buffalo Bill Cody. Written as a protesting inquiry into the Vietnam War, 'Indians' resonates anew with today’s confrontations between cultures foreign and domestic.
One night in January 2010, an earthquake in Haiti leaves around a 100,000 people dead and almost two million homeless. Meanwhile, somewhere in a leafy North London suburb, a group of six individuals convene over avocado and prawns, followed by a monkfish stew. They struggle with worries over their mortgages, their mobile phone fees, their Facebook friends, their careers, their love lives, their diets, their alcohol intake, their holiday plans, and whether or not any of them will be able to make any lasting impression on history.
59E59 and Prospect Theater Company presents this new musical that immerses audiences in the complex inner life of a young woman and asks: when every choice feels like life and death, how do you turn the key?
Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...Samantha Brown balances on the edge of her future, car keys in hand. As she sits in the driver's seat, she faces a choice: will she follow in her mother's footsteps, or take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path?
In the course of his adventures, Tommy befriends a destitute old actor, acquires an oversized sheep dog (his best friend), and finds love with a beautiful music student (whom he meets in the ladies' room at Bloomingdale's). But as Tommy moves from scene to scene, his bright red shopping bag at the ready for pilfering and his agile wit poised to hoodwink everyone in sight, we also glimpse the root causes of his alienation—his ailing, complaining mother back home, an unhappily married brother, a former girlfriend who has settled for a suffocating domesticity, and a venturing forth that has brought more rejection than acceptance. In the end, betrayed yet again, but still buoyantly defiant, Tommy devises his final rip-off—a bomb to blow him, and at least some small portion of a world he cannot accept, into oblivion.
Irish Rep presents the New York premiere of Brian Friel's historical drama. In the hot Donegal August of 1878, the fruits of Colonialism and the ambiguities of loyalty are tested within the background of impossible love.
Christopher Gore, the liberal minded Anglo-Irish landlord and his son, David, reside at The Lodge with their “chatelaine” Margaret, with whom they are both in love. Christopher’s cousin, Dr. Richard Gore, arrives with the intention of pursuing a Darwin-inspired scientific theory: by measuring the craniums of the indigenous Irish, he hopes to crack the genetic code of the indigenes, demonstrating their inferior place in the natural order. Set in the era of the rumblings of violence and uncertainty at the dawn of The Home Rule movement, Friel explores the aftermath of Dr. Gore’s experiment as deep animosity is dangerously ignited among the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg.
David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play comes back to Broadway in a new production directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen.
David Henry Hwang’s modern classic, 'M. Butterfly' charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer – a remarkable love story of international espionage and personal betrayal. Their 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female, East and West – while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit. For the Tony Award-winning play’s first Broadway return, Hwang will introduce new material inspired by the real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Chinese opera singer Shi Pei Pu that has come to light since the play’s 1988 premiere.
'The Bench's' sparse set is integrated with graphic novel art projections, from Daphne Arthur’s adaptation of the play, and the production is scored live by composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh.
Dire misunderstanding changes the course of destiny when King Leontes becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with his friend’s child. The maligned wife perishes, the accused friend flees, and the cursed infant is left to die alone on the shore. But from the depths of tragedy, wondrous things can occur. What’s lost is found, false identities lead to true love, and the miracle of forgiveness brings new life to the world in one of Shakespeare’s most treasured romances. As part of the Public Theater's Mobile unit, this production tours to community centers, prisons, and homeless shelters throughout New York’s boroughs, before ending its run at the Public.
The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And, when the bride’s ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!” This is a musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.
'Early Shaker Spirituals' returns to an artistic practice that the Wooster Group has used throughout its history: working with record albums as source material for original productions. The piece also investigates the Shakers, a millenarian, celibate, communitarian sect. In 1980, Elizabeth LeCompte, Kate Valk, and other members of the company visited the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community and met with Sister R. Mildred Barker. Around that time, the company first began listening to the record album that forms the basis for this new piece.
After a successful international festival run, this Ukrainian guerrilla folk-opera comes to New York. An immersive theatrical experience that brings audiences inside the heart of the 2013-2014 Ukrainian revolution on Maidan Square.
'Counting Sheep' offers a deeply personal retelling of the popular uprising. It gives you a visceral view into the lived experiences of those who were involved in the Maidan revolution. The 12-member cast envelops audience members as they perform moments of revolution while immersed in projections of real-life news coverage and found-footage. A striking, visceral exploration into the politics of revolution, 'Counting Sheep' is a call-to-action and affirmation of the human condition that invites audiences to be part of the Revolution.
Dickens' tale follows Scrooge through a night fraught with visitations from haunting holiday spirits. His whole life flashing before his eyes, the miserly Ebenezer is lead down a cold, bitter path to redemption.
What is the role of theater and art in a world dominated by terrorism and hostility? Performed by 35 multinational actors, this show explores Eastern and Western drama and features a special performance of Terukkuttu—a traditional form of theater practiced in South India. The production touches on pressing issues that societies around the globe are currently facing, from terrorism and religious extremism to climate change and gender equality. The end result is an exploration of how to talk about the chaos of a world that has become incomprehensible.
Performed in French, English, and Tamil, along with some Arabic, Japanese, Russian; English supertitles are presented throughout.
'Hold These Truths' explores a little-known chapter of American history, when civil liberties were under attack, constitutional rights violated, and issues of race hotly debated by a divided country. In Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggles to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the US Constitution, Gordon begins a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs, and a confrontation with its failures. Joel de la Fuente stars as Gordon Hirabayashi in this Drama Desk nominated solo performance.
Houses on the Moon's drama tells the true story of a teenaged boy from Guatemala who faced deportation after fleeing to the U.S. to escape gang life. Part of New York Theatre Workshop's 'Next Door at NYTW' series.
At fourteen, Edgar Chocoy fled Guatemala City and traveled over 3,000 miles in search of his mother, who left him when he was a baby to find work in the United States. Detained by the Department of Homeland Security, he pleaded with a Colorado judge not to deport him to Guatemala, where the gang he left had sentenced him to death. 'De Novo' provides a rare glimpse into the life of an 'unaccompanied alien minor' with a documentary play crafted entirely from immigration court transcripts, letters, and extensive interviews.
You’ve given it all to reach the top of your game. Now where do you go from here? That’s the question at the heart of Anna Ziegler’s new play 'The Last Match.' It’s the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife and himself that he’s still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero.
Vineyard Theatre's world premiere solo show is a sexually charged comic thriller about a shy midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. Starring Tony winner Billy Crudup.
Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family’s life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.
Set in Russia over the course of 90 years, the Atlantic's new epic drama from Rajiv Joseph ('Guards at the Taj') traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth, and conspiracy theories.
In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wanders the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes in the Russian city of Smolensk.
In this deliciously blasphemous holiday musical, The Kinsey Sicks try to sell their 2000-year-old manger before it's foreclosed. Crises arise, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface, and mayhem ensues - in outrageous drag, and glorious 4-part harmony.
It's December 1867. Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of 'A Christmas Carol.' Join the author, portrayed by John Kevin Jones, in the elegant and intimate parlor of the historic, 19th-century Merchant's House for an hour-long performance created from Dickens' own script. Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before select performances.