The Public Theater’s artistic director, Oskar Eustis, helms Shakespeare’s play of politics and power, last seen in the park 17 years ago.... Read more
Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.
The Drilling Company presents a free, outdoor production of Shakespeare's ribald comedy, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, reset in an Upper West Side Co-op.... Read more
'The Merry Wives of Windsor' is part of the Drilling Company's fourth season as the company-in-residence for Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare. Performances take place in Bryant Park's Upper Terrace, located directly to the rear of the New York Public Library, between the Bryant Park Grill and the Bryant Park Cafe.
The Delacorte Theater transforms into an enchanted forest for Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, in a production starring Tony winners Phylicia Rashad, Annaleigh Ashford, and Danny Burstein.
When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love. Presented by the Public Theater for free outdoors in Central Park.
New York Classical Theatre presents a free, outdoor staging of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 comedy of manners.... Read more
Lydia Languish can imagine nothing more romantic than eloping with the impoverished Captain Beverly. Little does she know that Beverly is really Jack Absolute, a wealthy aristocrat who fears the truth of his identity isn't nearly romantic enough for Miss Languish's taste. How will he win her from himself? The audience follows the actors from place to place as the play moves from scene to scene. The show covers approximately three city blocks over two hours, so wear comfy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. 'The Rivals' plays Central Park (June 6- July 2), Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (July 5 and July 7-9), and Carl Schurz Park (July 12-16).
Intellectual rapper Baba Brinkman and neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin explore the brain basis of improvisation and humor in this live comedy show featuring cutting-edge research and freestyle rhymes.... Read more
Married in real life, Brinkman and Berlin bring you the latest research on brain science and creativity while putting their odd-couple relationship under the microscope. Learn how a rapper seduces a scientist, how hard it is to solve a math problem while rapping, and how your subconscious mind influences your daily thoughts and feelings.
Harlem Repertory Theatre mounts a one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the iconic 1939 MGM movie musical about a little girl from Kansas who journeys to the Land of Oz.
When Dorothy wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, and munchkins and monkeys, she's charmed but desperate to return home. She sets off on a quest to ask the Wizard for help and along the way befriends a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion. Journey down the yellow brick road while humming along to memorable songs from the Oscar-nominated film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard," and "If I Only Had a Brain."
A children's musical from Secret Theatre about Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly.... Read more
Upon setting out, Pete decides it can't hurt to pick up some buried treasure as well, to help make the month's rent. Armed with an endearing crew of misfits like Jolly Roger (the insufferably happy second mate) and Miroslav, the Czech mate (get it?), Pete embarks on a journey complete with songs, sword fights, and plenty of audience interaction.
Secret Theatre's new musical for children about the spirited and feisty young Princess Particular.... Read more
Princess Particular is used to getting what she wants, when she wants it. And today she wants to be a ballerina. King Loadsadough and Queen Patience want their daughter to practice curtseying. Fortunately, her four maids, the Chancellor, and the Lady-in-Waiting are on hand to help the princess to follow her dream! Princess Particular is part of a rotating line-up of children’s musicals, presented every Saturday at The Secret Theatre.
The Instigators tackle Chekhov's classic in an imaginative production featuring a new adaptation of the text and a live soundscape that blends actor-created sound effects with original music.... Read more
'The Seagull' is about a family of theater artists and the month-long sojourn in the country that transforms their lives forever. Konstantin, a young and idealistic playwright, dreams of creating new art forms, but a visit from his famous actress-mother and her famous writer-boyfriend overwhelms and demoralizes him. He feels more and more suffocated as his love for the star-struck neighbor girl grows increasingly unrequited. With humor and keen insight, 'The Seagull' exposes the absurdity of the human condition, and the poignancy of the need to live an extraordinary life.
Horse Trade presents 'A Brief History of Beer,' an hour-long, drinkeractive, time-travel adventure.... Read more
In this intoxicating comedy, the audience travels through time, from Ancient Sumeria to today, to help their two hops-loving hosts save beer from a mysterious nefarious villain. Wish Experience has been touring the interactive 'A Brief History of Beer' to pubs and theatres around the world since 2013. And yes, beer is consumed!
Go on a wild, immersive ride at the return engagement of this retro sci-fi musical about two astronauts who land on an alien planet of sexy warrior women who’ve never seen men!... Read more
In this loving send-up of '60s B-movies, two astronauts find themselves on an unfamiliar world populated solely by females. Though hesitant at first, the captain finally joins his crewmate in tasting Wongo Flesh, in his case, the Queen. But sex isn't the only thing the Wongettes have in mind. They are also starving—and have very different plans for their male guests! The show is for ages 21 and up. Each ticket includes a complimentary drink. Standing room only.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop infused tuner about Alexander Hamilton began at The Public Theater to rave reviews, then transferred to Broadway where it won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical.... Read more
A 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. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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