The holidays are better when celebrated together, and you will always remember the memories made at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes presented by Chase. Head to Radio City Music Hall for a one-of-a-kind tradition, where the iconic Rockettes dance, ice-skaters glide, snowflakes swirl, and the unmistakable spirit of Christmas in New York City comes alive in a show that's a treat for all ages.
From rock legends, folk acts and jazz quartets to incomparable hip-hop artists and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music the city has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. New York's City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also make their own wine, indulging their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 11:00am (The Music of Laura Nyro Feat. Diane Garisto - Brunch Show)Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 6:00pm (Los Lobos)Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 6:00pm (Los Lobos)Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 6:00pm (Ronnie Spector)Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 6:00pm (Ronnie Spector)Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 / 6:00pm (8th Annual New Year's Day w/ Joseph Arthur & Special Guest Juliana Hatfield)Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 / 6:00pm (Steve Earle’s Annual Winter Residency w/ Special Guest Jonathan Russell (of The Head & The Heart))Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 / 6:00pm (RZA w/ Special Guest Performance by the WuTang Killa Bees (WuTang Rolling Paper Launch Party))
Celebrate the season inside the New York Botanical Garden's annual Holiday Train Show, where G-scale model trains zip around you on a nearly half-mile journey around a miniature version of New York City, all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Visionary artist Paul Busse and his team have created a world filled with tiny versions of such tourist attractions as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center -- 150 replicas in all -- intricately crafted with bark, leaves and other natural materials. This year's exhibition showcases Midtown Manhattan, with iconic skyscrapers and other architectural wonders sharing the spotlight among old and new collection favorites that define this celebrated district. Don't miss this unique melding of art, nature, science and imagination that The New York Times calls "one of New York City's best holiday gifts to itself."
John Leguizamo is back on Broadway! After a sold-out run at The Public Theater, a record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and unanimous praise from New York and national critics and audiences alike, Emmy Award-winner John Leguizamo stands at the head of the class in his new one-man tour de force, Latin History for Morons. When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent, crash course across three continents and 3,000 years of history -- from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo -- he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. Watch Leguizamo bring his mad genius to the stage -- in what The Daily Beast called a "truly electric" performance -- at New York's Studio 54.
Here's how to be extra cute this holiday season -- Take 'em to a winter alpine village, where warm fuzzy feelings thrive. Taking over 85,000 square feet of the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, Winter Wonderland Staten Island is the perfect spot to bring the family out for a Sunday Funday or even to impress an adorable date (because let's be honest, the holidays are prime cuddle time). The village has every essential seasonal attraction, including ice skating, a holiday vendor market, live entertainment, rides and games. Special highlights include a life size gingerbread house bakery and an igloo bar, so we really mean it when we say Staten Island's Winter Wonderland seriously has a little bit of something for everyone.
A Bronx Tale is Broadway's new hit musical. And now it's a New York Times Critics' Pick. Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act) direct this new musical adaptation of the classic story from Chazz Palminteri. Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. A Bronx Tale 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). Don't miss your chance to see the show that AM New York hails as, "a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story," at the Longacre Theatre.
One of New York's most exciting seasonal outings, Bar Car Nights is on track for another exciting and festive year. Enjoy an adult evening after hours at the wondrous Holiday Train Show, where you can drink and be merry at one of the many seasonal bars and relax at the all-new Visitor Center fire pit. Venture through the wintry landscape as the illuminated Snow Globe Dancers guide you through the Garden, and then bundle up with your favorite tunes as dueling pianos set in the warmth of the Pine Tree Café. The traditional Holiday Train Show gets rolling inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory within the New York Botanical Garden, featuring model trains zipping over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, leaves and pine cones. This year's exhibition pays homage to one of NYC's most celebrated districts: Midtown Manhattan. Watch as locomotives zip through a half-mile track around iconic skyscrapers and other architectural wonders. These special 21-and-older evenings allow you to get into the holiday spirit in a grown-up atmosphere under the magical glow of thousands of twinkling lights, perfect for date night or a festive group outing.
It's 1890 in a lawless territory out west -- and Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, finds himself sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. Johnny's sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life, and the governor promises to pardon Johnny if she'll "do his bidding" for the night. Adding to the hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche. Be there when The York Theatre Company, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, opens its 2017-18 Season with this knee-slappin' new musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. It's naughty, it's country and it's a New York premiere. Yee-haw, verily!
Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. Written by Beau Willimon, the creator of Netflix's hit series House of Cards, and directed by Tony Award winner Pam McKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), this darkly humorous Capitol Hill drama centers around Chloe (played by Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit who must come to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future following the 2016 election. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher. This production at the Hudson Theatre also stars Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind), Martin Csokas (The Lord of the Rings), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Broadway's Amelie) and Blair Brown (Orange is the New Black).
ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
This One's for the Girls -- but it's also for everyone who's ever loved a female! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke's Theatre in New York to celebrate women's lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage") to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), This One's for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that's certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and get your tickets now!
Players Theatre presents a lively musical stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas story. Grumpy old miser Ebenezer Scrooge finds a second chance to become a loving, generous, kind human being through the aid of four ghosts who visit him in turn one Christmas Eve, each teaching him valuable lessons. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? This tale of redemption and forgiveness captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season for the whole family.
This epic, award-winning musical from the creators of Les Misérables tells the tale of the tragic romance between a strong-willed Vietnamese girl and an American G.I. during the last days of the Vietnam War. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. The powerful love story is a modern retelling of Puccini's Madame Butterfly and boasts such songs as "I Still Believe," "Sun and Moon," "The American Dream," "Why, God, Why?" and "I'd Give My Life for You." See Cameron Mackintosh's stunning production of Boublil and Schonberg's Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre for a limited engagement, starring Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones.
Celebrate the holidays with friends, family and loved ones while gazing out at the sparkling New York City skyline from the yacht Manhattan, decorated in festive seasonal decor. This cruise offers hot cocoa and house-made cookies, plus a complimentary alcoholic beverage of your choice. Listen or sing along to classic holiday songs with live carolers and enjoy the Statue of Liberty and New York City's greatest sights from the yacht's toasty solarium.
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such iconic pop classics as "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move," she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. See this unforgettable show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.
Jessica Stark and Ashley Menard perform tributes to Adele and Amy Winehouse in this stirring show at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. Hello is the ultimate tribute to the world famous and much loved soul singer Adele. This performance features songs from her debut album 19, her mega hit sensation 21 and record breaking follow up album 25. Hear every song you love by Adele such as "Hello," "Rumor Has It," "Someone Like You," "When We Were Young" and many more. Then, Stark and Menard pay tribute to the one and only Amy Winehouse. A huge talent whose light faded way before her time, the English singer-songwriter shot to stardom in 2006, winning five Grammys for Back to Black. Posthumously, she was listed at No. 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music.
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
The top comedians in New York City are among the best comedians in the world -- and you can catch their acts live at The Stand Restaurant & Comedy Club. Featuring performers seen on The Tonight Show, Late Night, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and more, the Gramercy venue is committed to showcasing the best in modern comedy, from well-known stars to the hottest new names on the scene. The bar serves unique and delicious cocktails, and there's no drink minimum. If you want to make a night of it, make dinner reservations for before or after the show at the adjacent restaurant, which is run by executive chef Seth Levine.
Kick off Christmas week with some chill vibes laid down by some of New York's top DJs at B.B. King's Blues Club in Times Square. Scheduled to provide the reggae sounds are Power 105 DJ Norie and DJ L Bully. Then you've got your Soca with Mr. Groove and DJ Spice, and the party continues late into the night with DJ Afoo, DJ Kenny and African Prince, who'll get the AfroBeats going.
Transport Group celebrates great American musical theater with a star-studded performance of Man of La Mancha in concert at Kaufman Music Center in New York City. This fully orchestrated concert includes behind-the-scenes stories of the original production's development for the stage, with tunes sung by a talented cast of Broadway veterans. Prepare to be captivated by such numbers as "Impossible Dream" and the ever-rousing theme song. Plus, there'll be a talkback with some of the show's past performers.
Symphony concerts are always a sweet treat at Christmas time, but when you add a cirque show to the proceedings, then you've got some real high-flying holiday magic for the whole family. Cirque Musica and its live orchestra team up to turn NYCB Live into a winter wonderland, complete with awesome acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, strongmen, holiday characters, clowns and more. Staffed with veteran performers from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Cirque du Soleil, the artists of Cirque Musica perform amazing feats of athleticism and grace, while their own traveling symphony fills the air with the stirring sounds of your favorite Yuletide classics. Get ready to Believe in Uniondale.
Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland first feathered its nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
Bedlam first burst onto the off-Broadway scene in 2012 with a brilliant and inventive adaptation of Saint Joan, with just four actors playing more than 25 characters. Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout called it "the most exciting George Bernard Shaw revival I've ever seen, bar none." Since then, the New York-based company has solidified its winning formula with six more of its shows being named Ben Brantley's Critics' Picks for The New York Times. Now they're back for the holidays with Artistic Director Eric Tucker's adaptation of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, providing the perfect opportunity for Bedlam to let their imaginations really fly. This time, a cast of six takes on 25 characters, including favorites like the Lost Boys, Captain Hook and more, at the Duke on 42nd Street.
As champagne flows, can-can girls dance and composer Franz Lehár's incomparable music swirls, a suitable husband is sought for The Merry Widow, who also happens to have inherited a fortune. A former paramour seems to fit the bill, but after their bad breakup, she's not so willing to forgive. A host of complications arise, even as sparks continue to fly between the two. "The Merry Widow Waltz," "Vilja" and "Maxim's" are just a few of the score's many memorable melodies. Now you can see this enchanting operetta with an art-nouveau setting at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Susan Graham sings the title role, performed entirely in English. And making the evening even merrier, your ticket includes a complimentary glass of champagne!
"Deadheads, be grateful," The New York Times trumpets, because Jerry Garcia's timeless tunes set the perfect tone for the new musical Red Roses, Green Gold. Set in 1920s Cumberland, this fantastical tale tells the comical story of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers. As the wayward crew gambles its way to love and riches, you'll hear the fruits of Garcia's musical collaborations with lyricist Robert Hunter. The production also features contributions from the late guitarist's pals Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, plus keyboardist and longtime Dead touring member Jeff Chimenti serves as the show's music supervisor. Red Roses, Green Gold delivers an Americana-meets-psychedelia trip at New York's Minetta Lane Theatre.
A true NYC institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch. Set amidst the showy decadence of the 1920s, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. Their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this dazzling production at the Ambassador Theatre in the heart of Broadway.
This long-running New York City hit combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. The Yang family's amazing transformation of ordinary soap bubbles has earned them international fame and 16 Guinness World Records. The Gazillion Bubble Show has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox & Friends, The View, the Today show and more. Young or old, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.
One step at a time, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia, at the Broadhurst Theatre, is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
Eating, drinking and being merry on a Hornblower cruise is a holiday tradition that never goes out of style. Set sail for a daytime cruise with panoramic views of the New York City skyline while enjoying a holiday-inspired lunch buffet. The menu includes starters, an assortment of main courses from the buffet station, and seasonal desserts. Coffee, tea, soda and juice are included, and there's a cash bar to purchase cocktails. After the meal, dance to seasonal music from a live DJ and soak up more of New York's spectacular sights, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the magnificent Manhattan skyline, during this elegant harbor excursion designed for the entire family to enjoy.
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at Noon)
20th Century Blues is made up of a Ted Talk; a photo shoot; a test of friendship; a bond that connects four women who meet once a year to have their pictures taken in a ritual that chronicles their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children and the complications of history. But when these private photographs have the potential to go public, relationships are strained, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. From the author of My Left Breast, Susan Miller's 20th Century Blues is the sharply funny and evocative new play that questions our place in the world and with one another. Catch it at New York's Pershing Square Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater.
When they're not selling out crowds on Broadway, see your favorite stars in the heart of the Theater District on a more intimate stage at The Green Room 42. Broadway's newest, most spacious and funkiest hangout has a delicious menu of food and drink for purchase, but no purchase minimums, so you can relax and enjoy everything from solo shows and cabaret to jazz and comedy. Your wonderful evening out has already been planned for you at The Green Room 42 in New York.
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 9:30pm (Big Red and the Boys)Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:00pm (Eddie Marrero, Timeless Christmas)
It only took a few short but extremely exciting years for Selena to earn her nickname: "The Mexican Madonna." Selena was the best-selling Latin star of the '90s, the Grammy-winning Queen of Tejano and she brought a sexy, pop vibe to her performances. B.B. King's welcomes the sound and spirit of Selena back to New York City, with a special tribute concert, Selena Live! Building on the popularity of Selena's last Live! album, lead vocalist Genessa Escobar and her band perform Selena's biggest hits, including "Como La Flor," "Amor Prohibido" and "Baila Esta Cumbia," among many more. A Gloria Estefan tribute act featuring Angel Ram opens the show.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
In the early '60s, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe made history when they teamed up in Las Vegas. Their carefree antics on stage became legendary and earned them the nickname "The Rat Pack." To this day, audiences can't get enough of these performers. Now, see a tribute to this incredible foursome at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. This 90-minute show features Rat Pack favorites like "That's Amore," "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend," "New York, New York," "Mr. Bojangles," "My Way," and many more. These outstanding performers will transport you back to a time of smoky Vegas lounges as you sing along to these timeless classics.
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00PM)
From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you'll hear the best tunes from soul's most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne (Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers) head up this show featuring the best R&B music of the classic soul era. Get ready to groove at B.B. King Blues Club to hits from James Brown and Aretha Franklin, not to mention Motown and Stax artists galore. McNeil performed for close to 30 years with doo-wop group The Drifters, who were known for classics like "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Up on the Roof."
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)
Strap on your ruby slippers and join the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, too, for this adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. Everyone loves the classic story of the girl who wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, munchkins and monkeys -- and befriends a cowardly lion, a tin man without a heart and a scarecrow with no brain in her quest to find her way back home. Journey down the yellow brick road through the land of Oz to meet the Wizard while humming along to memorable songs from the Oscar-winning film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard" and "If I Only Had a Brain." The whole family will enjoy this zippy, one-hour version now playing at the Harlem Repertory Theatre in New York.
There's not a single negative thing you can say about drag brunches, especially when you put a holiday twist on them. It's brunch, booze, in-your-face singing and fabulous costumes. Is there no better way to start off a winter afternoon than that? If you agree, make your way over to the Highline Ballroom for the Divas Holiday Drag Brunch, which features wild performances by New York City's hottest queens, shimmy and shaking to prove to you whether they've been naughty or nice this year. This show's ultimate gift to you are guest appearances by RuPaul's Drag Race -- the fiercest divas in the game. You'll ho ho ho, you'll drink some mimosas, but most importantly, you'll have a blast singing "Jingle Bells" with a raging cast of holiday honeys who know how to WERK IT.
The worldwide phenomenon known as Blue Man Group is a wildly outrageous and engaging theatrical experience combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create a totally unique form of entertainment. Plus, there's a lot of fun audience interaction, as well as a pulsating finale with an original score. Audiences across the globe have experienced and loved this imaginative stage show for all ages and its exuberant nonverbal combination of comedy, art and science, not to mention the fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. The Astor Place Theatre production continues to reinvent itself, too, combining classic moments with exciting and fascinating new pieces that you have to see to believe.
Are you sick and tired of being the best dressed person at every party you go to? If so, the Fashion Networking Party is right up your alley. You'll meet plenty of fellow fashionistas at this swanky get-together at the Troy Liquor Bar in Manhattan, where fashion professionals, models and F.I.T. students can enjoy some drinks, snacks and games while tearing it up on the dance floor to the stylings of a live D.J. Just be sure to dress to impress -- not that you ever don't.
Catch weekly showcases of the East Coast's funniest comics at Anthem Lounge in the Tropicana Casino & Resort. Regulars include Matt Bridgestone (writer for the Justin Bieber Roast), impressionist Clipperman, Zach Pickert (HBO), Dupree Lee, Amarie Castillo (ESPN Radio), Ray Vazquez and more. Take a load off, enjoy drinks available for purchase and relax with some very funny people, both new and familiar.
EastVille Comedy Club, located in the heart of Manhattan's East Village, prides itself on featuring the funniest and most experienced comics in the biz for a sure-fire night of laughs. The 125-seat retro club regularly hosts comedians seen in film and on television's Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show and Late Show. Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan and Todd Barry are among the top comics who've recently played the EastVille, and up-and-comers often share the bill, so you can see the comedy stars of tomorrow, too.
This is New York's top-rated and longest-running off-Broadway magic show. Now in its 21st year, each week the show features some of the finest stage magicians performing mind-boggling illusions and head-scratching sleight-of-hand in an intimate theatrical setting. Every show is different and showcases at least five renowned illusionists, many of them featured on TV shows like America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and NBC's Today Show. The fun even spills off of the stage and into intermission, as magicians mingle with guests in the Close-Up Gallery and the theater. Catch this must-see NYC experience any Monday evening at the Players Theatre. Please see the full event listing for the schedule of upcoming performers.
You might not have heard about the hottest trend in nightlife -- especially since it involves keeping the sounds to yourself -- but it's called Quiet Clubbing, and it's a wild party. The latest event grooves into the Cantina Rooftop, a covered space on top of Stage 48 with an incredibly scenic view of New York. This time around, the cutting-edge bash features not one but three live DJs, spinning hip-hop, entrancing EDM tracks and Top 40 dance hits. You can access all the music via your free-to-use wireless headphones and switch between channels at any time. The volume's adjustable, so you can go as loud or as mellow as you like, and each set features LED lights that match the DJs, so you'll know which channel the cutie next to you just picked. And if you want to chat with your dance partner, just remove your headphones -- no yelling required at this club.
LOL Times Square comedy club is home to more than just punchlines and potshots. Times Square Magic takes over the club's stage with astonishing feats of mind-reading, juggling and illusions. You'll see magicians from New York and beyond who've pulled off the seemingly impossible on America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and more. It's mind-blowing fun for the whole family.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:45pm)Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:45pm)
What You Can and Cannot Say During Interracial Sex! delves into the real life story of husband-and-wife comedy duo Epstein and Hassan. The outspoken duo is known throughout the comedy and theater scenes for their hilarious, razor-sharp insights on topics others would consider taboo. This provocative show explores the couple's 31-year marriage, during which they've grappled with issues of race, sex, money and spirituality in their own unique way. Be there as the pair puts politeness on the shelf and gets down to brass tacks at New York's Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.
In celebration of the legendary musical's incredible 60th anniversary, Harlem Repertory Theatre presents Jamaica. A true Broadway treasure that opened in 1957 and made a theatrical star of Lena Horne, the show features a book by Fred Saidy and Yip Harburg and a score by the creative duo behind the unforgettable songs of The Wizard of Oz -- Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen. Set just off the coast of Jamaica, the story centers on a simple island community in a fight to stave off the overreach of American commercialism. Surprising sets, colorful costumes and Calypso-inspired songs combine in Jamaica, coming to the stage of the Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Repertory in New York City.
No one in the news is safe in NEWSical the Musical. Now in its sixth smash year and the winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, composer-lyricist Rick Crom's topical musical comedy tackles all the news that's fit to spoof. From politicians to celebrities, scandals to trends, headlines to gossip, songs and material is constantly updated to stay up-to-the-minute. See why The Associated Press described NEWSical the Musical as "The Daily Show set to music."
Stranded at the zoo when a superstorm hits the city, a social media-savvy kid and a group of endangered animals must learn to communicate with each other in order to survive. They'll take teamwork to new levels in Endangered!, a multi-cultural, international and multi-species musical that's filled with renewable melodies, sustainable harmonies and an uplifting message for audiences of all ages. This groundbreaking eco-musical was originally commissioned by the Friends of the National Zoo-Smithsonian, created in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. It debuted at The Kennedy Center and now makes its way to New York, storming onto the Davenport Theatre stage.
Grab your favorite Christmas sweater and enjoy some liquid cheer at this holiday-themed bar crawl. Put on by PubCrawls.com, organizers of some of the world's biggest and best bar-hopping events, Hoboken SantaCon gives you access to incredible drink specials at more than a dozen of the city's hottest bars. Registration is at Hoboken Bar & Grill, where you can pick up your wristband, Santa hat and official crawl map, and a portion of event proceeds will be donated to Kidz 1st.
Come in out of the cold into the 190-year-old candlelit confines of St. John's Lutheran Church in historic Greenwich Village, where the award-winning and "phantasmic!" (The New York Times) Radiotheatre will present seven suspense-filled tales in repertory -- all of them 1940s radio adaptations of classic Alfred Hitchcock films. The classic fare includes Strangers on a Train, Suspicion, The Birds, Shadow of a Doubt, Rebecca, The Lodger and The 39 Steps. All you need to bring is your imagination to these Hitchcock radio classics, complete with original symphonic scores, a great cast of performers and a plethora of sound FX. See below for the full schedule.
If the Christmas tree lights are twinkling, then It's a Wonderful Life is on TV -- watching the classic film is a holiday tradition for many. When the film was released in 1946, however, movies were often also adapted as radio plays and performed for a live studio audience. Travel back in time as New York's Roebuck Theater sets It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play as a broadcast in the '40s. Using only sound effects, the ensemble re-enacts the story of George Bailey, a young man whose dreams of traveling the world are thwarted by his sense of responsibility to the family business. Disheartened and down on his luck, Bailey considers ending his life. Right as he starts to jump, an angel arrives to show him how the lives of his loved ones would be affected if he weren't around. The message of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play remains as profound and relevant today as ever.
If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show! Touring the US & the world for 24 years, America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet returns off-Broadway with the most hilarious, compelling & moving takedown of Trumpism you'll see on stage -- in outrageous drag & glorious four-part harmony.
Join the Pied Pipers of Drag as they lead in resisting these dark times in a courageous & subversive musical comedy exploring Trumpism, racism, AIDS, extreme macramé, Bette Midler & oblong vegetables....
A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the merry members of New York's Drunk Shakespeare Society invite you to The Lounge at Roy Arias Studios for a night of suds and sonnets, cocktails and couplets, booze and ... well, you get the idea. As one member of this talented cast of lead-livered actors imbibes more than their fair share of liquid courage, an outrageous evening of theater ensues as they attempt to lead the rest of the cast through a Shakespeare story in just over one hour. Rest assured, the results will be sloppy, silly and occasionally iambic as the night devolves into inevitable debauchery.
After a six-year run at Broadway's Golden Theatre, the massively popular, Tony-winning adult puppet musical Avenue Q now calls New World Stages its home. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life.
Cruel Intentions, the awesomest of all '90s teen dramas, comes to New York in tongue-in-cheek musical form, after a pair of sold-out runs in L.A. -- at which original stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair bestowed their blessing upon it. Based on the famed Les Liaisons dangereuses, this titillating tale of sex, drugs and moody pop revolves around a pair of devious upper-crust New York step-siblings who wager on a girl's loss of innocence, snaring them in an ever-growing web of lies, lust and revenge. Filled with rad throwback hits like "Lovefool," "Just A Girl," "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Bittersweet Symphony" and co-starring Home Improvement mom Patricia Richardson, this intimate live musical event comes complete with cocktails for purchase at Le Poisson Rouge. So there's just one question left: "Are you in, or are you out?"
Celebrate the holidays while gazing out at the sparkling New York City skyline from the decks of the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan II, decorated in festive seasonal decor. This cruise offers an included glass of beer, wine or champagne from the bar, plus live entertainment from a sparking jazz trio. You'll see Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Governor's Island, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and so much more from the yacht's heated and cozy back-deck salon.
An opera as delicious as a gingerbread house -- and as magical as the witch who lives inside it -- Hansel and Gretel has delighted music lovers of all ages since Engelbert Humperdinck first composed it in 1893. No matter how familiar you may be with this story of two siblings wandering through an enchanted forest, this "fairy-tale opera" still has the power to charm and elicit emotion. In fact, Humperdinck's "Evening Benediction" (Abendsegen) is considered one of the most touching pieces of music ever composed for stage. So follow these two intrepid youngsters in Richard Jones's clever production as they battle a witch with a truly "childish" appetite amidst a whimsical setting of suit-clad trees, giant chefs and an industrial kitchen in this performance, presented by The Metropolitan Opera, that's sung entirely in English and perfect for the whole family. Donald Runnicles conducts, and the legendary Dolora Zajick stars as the wayward siblings' mother. Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of champagne!
What damage can a ping-pong ball do as it hurtles at 700 miles per hour through a vacuum tube? Can you see the shape of sound in a dancing flame? Find out the answers to these mind-bending questions and more when lifelong professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" to the Elektra Theatre in That Physics Show. Maiullo's been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years and has become a regular on The Weather Channel. His eye-opening performance features segments on everything from motion and momentum to sound waves and vibrations. See these feats of physics -- described as a cross between Stomp, Blue Man Group and The Gazillion Bubble Show -- off-Broadway.
You've seen it in movies and television, and if you haven't experienced it in real life, just wait until Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers await you in this winter wonderland. You'll beat traffic on the subway and catch some underground holiday music. You can celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year with the NYC Holiday Lights Walking Tour, which even teaches you about the artists and history of these wonderful displays. You'll start from Central Park Sightseeing in New York City, seeing displays at Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's Herald Square and many more.
With the holidays approaching, give your kids a chance to get up close and personal with ol' Saint Nick himself at Breakfast with Santa. This morning meet-and-greet includes a yummy continental breakfast, and the opportunity to pose for photos and present a holiday wish list to the big guy in red. In addition, Elfprov (from the minds behind Improv 4 Kids) will perform an interactive musical comedy starring Santa's favorite helpers. For an extra-special holiday treat, go VIP for reserved stage-side seats, priority access to Santa and tasty treats at your table.
Club Bonafide is bringing live music back to 52nd Street! Hearkening back to the golden age of jazz, the intimate club -- which is owned by legendary jazz bassist Richard Bona -- features an eclectic array of world-class artists performing a variety of genres like blues, jazz, funk, soul and world music. Stocked with locally distilled spirits and locally brewed beer, and set along the same street where icons like Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie once honed their chopped, Club Bonafide offers a truly unique NYC experience right in the heart of the city. Bring a date and settle in for a feel-good evening of live music in the greatest city in the world.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 10:00pm (Kevin Harris All-Stars w/ Mike Clark perform John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:30pm (NY Jazz Flutet : Christmas Concert)Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 9:30pm (Ian O'Beirne Quartet)
Diaspora tells the story of a group of college-age Jewish-Americans visiting Israel through the Birthright program. Olivia wants to reconnect with her heritage and childhood friends: Rachel and Hannah. Hannah is still reeling from a breakup with her first real boyfriend and looking for a distraction. Rachel questions the politics of the trip and her surroundings, and has a plan that involves seeing the parts of the country that Birthright means to hide. While their storyline seems like Girls Trip or American Pie goes on Birthright, the ancient narrative of Achinoam and Masada starts to become more than just a talking point for the tour guide. Her people have been under siege by the Roman army and mass suicide seems like the only option for the refugees to preserve their liberty as Jews. See Diaspora at The Gym at Judson in New York City.
You say you want a revolution? Look no further than Counting Sheep, an immersive, kinetic folk opera that puts you up close and personal in 2014's Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine. Powered by the sounds of Canada's beloved guerilla-folk party-punk band, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Counting Sheep surrounds the audience with large-screen projections of real-life news coverage and found footage from the uprising. Stunning visuals and beautiful, polyphonic Ukrainian choral music bring to life the personal stories of those caught up in the volatile whirlwind of tragedy, violence and hope. A sold-out smash hit of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this acclaimed show now comes to 3LD Art and Technology Center in New York City.
An incredible exploration led by "mad scientist" Borislaw Bilash, That Chemistry Show is a family showcase of science that mixes in laughs with the madness. You'll see a candle that moves water, a paper cup that won't burn and a fire fly that won't burn during this "magical" show that features some of the most shocking science tricks in the doctor's arsenal. Your world will never be boring again after this show!
While nearly every child (and a great many adults) in Britain admired the brain of C.S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, very few dared to touch his heart. Shadowlands, the Tony-nominated play by William Nicholson (First Knight, Gladiator), celebrates the late-life romance between Lewis and the Jewish-American poet Joy Davidman. She and her young son interrupt Lewis' sedate life, changing this Oxford professor's notions about love and God through a journey of love and loss, doubt and faith. Adapted into a hit film starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger, Shadowlands comes to the Acorn Theatre in its first New York revival.
Jazz has not one queen but three, and impassioned vocalist Emilie Surtees will pay homage to all of them in First Ladies of Jazz & Blues. From scat to breathy ballads, "First Lady of Song" Billie Holiday could do it all while Etta James is considered one of the greatest blues singers who ever lived. And Nina Simone lit the world on fire with a vibrato that stirred souls and moved mountains. Hear some of this Holy Trinity's greatest hits as Surtees interprets them with conviction at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic follows the (non)-adventures of a wizard named Wayne, his two somewhat familiar friends and the lovably underachieving members of a particular house, who are left to sit on the sidelines as a certain star student and his pals experience all the evil-battling excitement. This "alternative narrative for the underdog" (The Wall Street Journal) gives the magically-challenged Wayne his own hilariously heroic seven-year journey, in a show The New York Times says "exudes a joyful, winking fondness for all things Harry." Mug-born and others are invited to check out the show at its new home at New York's New World Stages.
Start a new holiday tradition on Broadway with Home for the Holidays, featuring some of the greatest voices of our generation performing contemporary takes on more than 25 beloved favorites. Hosted by The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe, the show brings American Idol's Candice Glover, The Voice's Josh Kaufman, America's Got Talent's Bianca Ryan and more stars from TV and film together on one stage for the first time ever at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Backed by an energetic eight-piece rhythm and brass band, they'll put their spin on traditional favorites like "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "O Holy Night" along with popular radio tunes like "All I Want for Christmas is You" and "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)." Don't miss this star-studded, limited Broadway engagement this holiday season.
Sometimes in life you've just got to laugh. LOL Times Square's standup comedy shows are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Their comedy showcases feature top national headliners, local favorites and exciting new talent, giving you the opportunity to laugh out loud with some of the best and brightest comedians. Each show features several top comics, and the club's regulars include performers seen on The Tonight Show, Letterman, Conan, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central, HBO, BET and more.
Climb aboard the Manhattan, a 1920s-style motor yacht, for a leisurely weekend brunch while you cruise around the entire island of Manhattan. The yacht will be decked out in full holiday decor, and special seasonal treats will augment the abundant open brunch buffet. While you ride and dine, you'll be able to enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory.
It's not often that you hear the phrases "family friendly" and "improv comedy" in the same sentence, but that's exactly what you get with this fun and funny show. Improv 4 Kids comes to the Broadway Comedy Club with an entertaining production that has impressed audiences of all ages in New York City and nationwide. No two versions are ever the same as the high-energy troupe Eight Is Never Enough creates songs and skits on the spot based on audience suggestions. Lots of audience volunteers get to join the action on stage, too. The troupe has played off-Broadway at the Lambs Theatre in New York City and presented more than 1,000 performances at the Laugh Factory in Times Square and the New York Improv.
Now a hit musical in its own right, Spamilton celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the history-loving Broadway blockbuster. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda claims he laughed his brains out upon seeing this theatrical parody. Written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway), it's not just a send-up of its Tony-winning source material; it also pokes fun at such Broadway icons as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Stephen Sondheim and more. This Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee heads to New York's 47th Street Theatre, starring a young virtuoso cast, with special guest diva Christine Pedi.
When Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to spend the night together, nothing is ever the same in the new drama Afterglow. Premiering just in time for the Pride Parade, this incisive play by writer-director S. Asher Gelman delves into the complications that arise from what is supposed to be just a physical encounter. Rocked by new feelings of intimacy, all three men must confront their own definitions of love and trust. Don't miss Afterglow off-Broadway at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre.
The Original NYC Dueling Pianos is ready to rock your weekend at Bar Nine in Hell's Kitchen. This show brings a party atmosphere to a concert-style performance with tons of audience interaction, and stars The Flying Ivories -- two highly-skilled musicians that always have a blast on stage together. The audience determines the set list for the night, requesting their favorite songs. Whatever your personal picks, you can expect to hear classics from piano giants like Billy Joel and Elton John as well as popular sing-along tunes (like "Sweet Caroline") and rock standards. But even if you have more obscure tastes, the guys will do their best to throw in something for everyone and play whatever audiences want to hear from oldies to the top of the charts and everything in between.
An Enchanted Evening is a star-studded, 90-minute new docu-musical highlighting Oscar Hammerstein's evolution into one of Broadway's greatest lyricists. It's a unique, in-depth show that folds in the theater legend's private, personal stories, as well as rare images and videos. This intimate evening at New York's 777 Theatre features award-winning vocalist Doreen Taylor in her off-Broadway debut, plus a special performance by Broadway vet Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd). As you get a glimpse into Hammerstein's life, you'll also be furthering his legacy; proceeds help to save his home, Highland Farm in Doylestown, PA.
Relax aboard the swanky 1920s-style yacht Manhattan as you cruise the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, guided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The esteemed organization designed this tour to spotlight some of Manhattan's most noted structures, areas and exterior styles. You'll get the design lowdown on iconic buildings like the Trinity Church, the Woolworth Building, the new World Trade Center and many others, along with historical, social, engineering and environmental info and more. The almost-three-hour cruise around the island -- passing under all 18 bridges -- includes a serving of beer, wine or champagne from the bar and light snacks as well as soda, water, tea or coffee.
Remember Emma Stone's ill-fated, sparsely attended one-woman show in La La Land? So Long, Boulder City examines what about the poorly produced, shoddily designed production was supposed to launch the struggling actress into stardom. Follow a life-affirming tale of determination, ambition, crushed hopes and Hollywood triumph. Variety says of star Jimmy Fowlie that "Fowlie's comic timing is impeccable." The hilarious tale at New York's SubCulture is a gift for every actor-singer-waiter who dreams of becoming a star but must pay the bills by driving for Uber instead.
Madame Morbid's Trolley Tours explore the haunted past and unsolved mysteries of Brooklyn. Relive over 400 years of history as you ride in a vintage 22-seat trolley outfitted with chandeliers, curtains inspired by Gone with the Wind and a TV monitor screening mini documentaries about the area. Learn about alien abductions, notorious murders, battlefields, bloody accidents, mob hits and more from a knowledgeable guide attired in Victorian garb. You'll leave the tour a bit of a history buff after riding through this fascinating New York neighborhood.
Each year, magic seems to fill the air as the holidays transform New York City into a spectacular, awe-filled, wintery fairyland that's bursting with fun activities, holiday cheer, smiling faces and the hustle and bustle brought about by the holidays! This holiday season, enjoy a fun-filled 4.5-hour walking tour. You'll visit the stunning (and gigantic) Rockefeller Center Christmas tree adorned with 30,000 miniature lights and a 9.5-ft wide Swarovski crystal star, amid a plaza of heralding angels, snowflakes and 25-ft toy soldiers! You'll visit famous retailer windows decked out with magnificent holiday displays of twinkling lights, bows, beads, glitter and motorized decorations. You'll even enjoy a bit of shopping time, a hot beverage and your choice of a decadent dessert.
Broadway Comedy Club presents Sunday Night Live, a stand-up show hosted by comedian Jamie Roberts. The lineup features a mix of nationally known headliners and up-and-coming stars from New York's thriving comedy scene. Many of the performers have been seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, the biggest network late-night shows and more.
Louisa May Alcott's much-adored novel, Little Women, now lights up the stage in this AlphaNYC Theater Company production at The Roebuck Theater at Times Square Arts Center. The poignant play tells the story of the four young March sisters -- eldest sister Meg, tomboy and budding author Jo, shy and gentle Beth, and Amy, the artistically inclined baby of the bunch -- as they come of age during the Civil War under the care of their doting mother, while their father is away serving as a minister to the troops. As this touching tale of young love, personal discovery and the enduring power of family unfolds, the beauty of the season -- and Little Women's story -- will fill you with holiday spirit.
With three unique vocalists plus full rhythm and horn sections, the 11-piece Atomic Funk Project is a world-class party band that knows how to make people dance. With a repertoire that spans 40 years of hit songs across R&B, hip-hop, soul, Motown and dance music, the ensemble's high-energy show always features something for everyone. Every verse and every chorus of each song -- from Aretha Franklin's "Respect" to Jay-Z's "New York State of Mind" -- is expertly performed by this supergroup of accomplished New York City musicians, guaranteeing a performance that will bring people out of their seats and onto the dance floor.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
You might've known that Scrooge became a better person after his "bad dream" but did you know he also became a fantastic party host? Scrooge is ready to throw a holiday cocktail party to rival old Fezziwig's but he's at a loss when it comes to libations. Marley arrives and the duo set off again -- accompanied by a cappella carolers -- to visit a trio of experts on different kinds of "Christmas Spirits," learning how to mix the treasured drinks of the past and the molecular-based cocktails of the future, not to mention current-day favorites. You'll share in the celebration at the 777 Theatre in New York with tastes of all three concoctions.
Actress Donna Reed left behind a legacy of 40 years, especially through her role in It's a Wonderful Life. Now her daughter joins for this holiday open house and screening of the 1946 classic at the United Palace Theatre, where holiday magic and movies combine for the perfect family-friendly day out. It all begins with an interfaith service, followed by festive activities like kids' crafts, photos with Santa and refreshments. You'll also get a tour of the historical United Palace before enjoying a load of caroling and live entertainment from local youth talent. Mary Owens introduces this timeless movie about gratitude and the true meaning of the season in New York.
Put down your phone, escape the mall and let Tchaikovsky's immortal The Nutcracker immerse you in the season's magic. Lovers of ballet, the holiday season or pure, thrilling spectacle (how do those ballerinas do that?!) flock each year to Tchaikovsky's classic. Filled with enchanted toys, mischievous mice and sugar plum fairies, the tale of Clara (or Masha, in the case of this Russian production) and her magical Nutcracker Prince has enraptured generations of kids and kids-at-heart. Now, the Star Ballet Theatre of Russie comes to Newark with its traditional yet dynamic version of The Nutcracker, featuring some of Russia's brightest, most limber ballet stars. The whole family will leave with heart-eyes after seeing The Nutcracker at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
The Spiked Mug Fest and Holiday Market is a great way to shop for the holidays, plus get a boozy tip off while you're at it. Find unique local gifts while partaking in the Spiked Mug Fest. Grab your mug and taste unlimited winter cocktails, wine and winter beer (If you're curious as to what winter beer is, show up to find out!). There's music, Santa and tons of fun to be had at the posh Ravel Hotel in Long Island City. This festive event is happening for one weekend only so don't miss out!
Nothing gets people into the spirit of the season than a good holiday drink -- and with Waiter Can I Have...A Holiday Remix!, lovers of wine and spirits can discover exciting, new beverages (besides eggnog) that'll keep them jolly the rest of the year. During this event, you'll get to try five different Christmas drinks, as well as five different champagnes. There'll also be plenty of delicious food and surprise giveaways.
Known as the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein is a five-time Grammy nominee who has twice been nominated for Emmy awards for his popular PBS specials. Now he brings his powerful pipes, dapper looks and onstage charm to Feinstein's/54 Below (the Times Square nightclub that bears his name as part owner) in New York City with a special show celebrating the magic of the season. During Christmas Crooners, this superstar will perform holiday favorites, both contemporary and classic renditions, along with tributes to past and present legends.
Russ Kaplan, the composer of acclaimed Broadway a cappella musical In Transit, once again steps out from behind the scenes to bring his live jazz show to the stage at New York's Green Room 42. Expect a night of Broadway classics as the keyboardist and bandleader plays his Broadway Jazz Session with a revolving cast of special guests.
Some of the best blues in America today isn't coming out of Chicago or the Deep South -- it's coming from New York City's Times Square, where the B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars featuring the Harlem Blues Project jam weekly at Lucille's, joined by special guests. Several soulful and dynamic musicians make up the Harlem Blues Project: Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Barry Harrison. Singer and bassist Dugger is a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, and he's shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and more. Guitarist Mack has played with greats like the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts and Honeyboy Edwards. Drummer Harrison, a longtime band member for Johnny Copeland and Shemekia Copeland, rounds out one of the hottest blues outfits ever assembled. They're joined by a rotating cast of the finest musicians from New York City and beyond.
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
'Tis the season to be Mary. It's that time of year again -- and we ain't talkin' gingerbread men -- the fan favorites of RuPaul's Drag Race are werking it in the Christmas Queens world tour. It's time to put a little naughty in your nice because when it comes to this sassy concert, "the phrase "yas, queen" has never been more appropriate." (People Magazine) But don't let all of the fabulous fun fool you, these dancing divas have got the pipes and can sing circles around those holiday hits. They may be belting festive jams, but this will be anything but a "Silent Night". The only thing better than a drag show is a holiday drag show, so join hostess Michelle Visage and the eight maids a milking it (Ginger Minj, Jinkx Monsoon, Manila Luzon, Peppermint, Phi Phi O'hara, Sharon Needles, Thorgy Thor and Ivy Winters) at New York's Stage 48.
Not only does your ticket to The Imbible come with three craft cocktails (yes, you read that right -- three!), but you also get to spend the evening in the company of world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a booze-fueled journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Joined by The Backwaiters, who lend their vocal stylings to the show, The Imbible is filled with music, drinks, science, live demonstrations, drinks, history, comedy and ... did we mention drinks? (You might want to plan on taking the subway home.) Don't miss this hit show, named "one of the five best things to do in New York City" by NewYork.com, when it comes to off-Broadway at New World Stages.
Get into the spirit of the holiday season by visiting four of New York's most festive traditional holiday markets. This four-hour walking tour leads you under dazzling Christmas light displays on your way to these bustling seasonal markets. With their dizzying array of handcrafted goods, local art, desserts, fashionable winter attire, traditional food and warm Christmas drinks, they're the perfect places to pick up gifts for loved ones, and maybe even for yourself. Along the way, you'll see movie sites from Home Alone 2, Elf, and New Year's Eve, and pass stellar department store window displays.
The joys and perils of motherhood, the hovering shadow of infant mortality, and the sting of loneliness and rejection merge as Mary Shelley creates her masterwork, Frankenstein. The Creature that Dr. Frankenstein produces, an assemblage of disparate elements, coalesces into a monster with a human soul. His horrific appearance conceals the gentlest heart. Through no fault of his own, he is forced to descend into evil deeds. Excerpts from the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, music, and dance are interwoven with Mary Shelley's letters and diaries create parallel narratives as both dramas unfold. Featuring Bach-inspired music of the 19th century, from Liszt, Schubert and Bach, Frankenstein comes to life at The Pershing Square Signature Center, starring Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) and Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris, NYC Ballet).
New York City's richly historic streets are the setting for Hamilton and Washington in New York: The Revolutionary Tour. This engaging walking tour traces the many accomplishments of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. The subject of Lin-Manuel Miranda's monster Broadway hit Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton began life in New York City as a penniless immigrant and truly personifies the American dream. He and Washington were indispensable in shaping and guiding the destiny of the United States. You'll see the sites of the mob protest that followed the first New York reading of the Declaration of Independence, Washington's astounding nighttime river escape, the final resting places of Hamilton and his wife Eliza, the breathtaking 18th-century chapel attended by Washington, and so much more. Other highlights include Fraunces Tavern and Federal Hall. You'll hear stories, letters, speeches and see paintings from the time. Your tour will be led by a knowledgeable licensed NYC guide and urban historian with 20 years' experience in informing, entertaining and engaging.
Discover the hidden, booze-filled underbelly of New York City in the 1920's with the Prohibition Pub Crawl. On this three-hour history-filled walking tour, you'll slip into several establishments that served as speakeasies during Prohibition, learning how alcohol was distributed clandestinely throughout the city. You'll find out about the major historical figures, such as Al Capone and Meyer Lansky, who helped to fill revelers' glasses and kept the parties rolling right under the authorities' noses. All the while, you can sip on craft cocktails with nary a hint of scandal.
Did you know that New York City is the most filmed city in the world? Its picturesque skyscrapers and bright lights make for the perfect backdrop to movies, and it just gets that much more dazzling during the holidays. On this tour, avoided the packed sidewalks and hop on the bus to explore the extravagant window displays of 5th Avenue, the Rockefeller Tree and the romantic Central Park -- all the backdrops to movies like Elf, Home Alone 2 and Miracle on 34th Street. Plus, the movie clips will be screened along the way.
Experience an evening of true downtown New York entertainment at the legendary house of burlesque, the Slipper Room. Slippery Sundays is an irreverent variety show featuring a comedian MC and an amazing cast that includes acrobats, jugglers, burlesque dancers, magicians, aerialists and so much more. It's a sexy freewheeling romp that will leave you feeling frisky and fully entertained.
Ever wondered what little Cindy Lou Who's been up to after her successful heart-enlargement of the mean ol' Grinch? Well, this decidedly adult Dr. Seuss sequel has your answer, via a new off-Broadway comedy coming to the Westside Theatre -- and it's not all Who-pudding and roast beast. Olivier Award-winning actress Lesli Margherita (Zorro the Musical, Matilda the Musical) stars as the now-grown Cindy Lou, who's been down a rough road, landing the once-adorable tot in a broken-down trailer on the side of snowy Mount Crumpit. Now, 40 years later, she'll recall the fateful events of that Christmas Eve night and beyond -- in Seussian rhyming couplets, of course. This irreverent yet heartfelt parody comes from the pen of Matthew Lonbardo, whose Broadway credits include High with Kathleen Turner and Looped, which starred Valerie Harper in a Tony-nominated performance.
Comedian and YouTube sensation Drew Droege delighted millions online with this uncanny and devastatingly spot-on impressions of actress and fashion icon Chloë Sevigny. Now his sharp sense of humor cuts in an entirely new direction, a one-man show. In Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, Droege plays a character closer to home than the too-cool Sevigny: a charming, disaffected gay man at his friends' wedding, utterly perplexed as to why the couple would want to get married in the first place. With his characteristically dark and funny edge, this comedian-writer-director explores stereotypes, relationships and same-sex marriage. Don't sleep on this acclaimed comedy when it returns off-Broadway at New York's Soho Playhouse.
You think haunted houses are lame? Try this eerily realistic theatrical experience instead at Studio 153 in Brooklyn. In This is Real, you've been kidnapped. You're in an abandoned warehouse watching others victims suffer. Entrenched in your own horror story, it's up to you to escape before you reach your potential doom. Complete with a story line, a mind-bending survivalist game and a twisted version of hide 'n seek, you'll discover sides of yourself you didn't know existed. A sold-out production in its first run, This is Real comes from the devious mind of Nightmare Haunted House creator Timothy Haskell.
Two longtime NFC East foes renew their rivalry when the Philadelphia Eagles battle the New York Giants in a key division clash. The Eagles are hoping to reach the playoffs in the second year of QB Carson Wentz's tenure, and to help the offense, they brought in speedy WR Alshon Jeffery and veteran RB LeGarrette Blount. The Giants will counter with a hungry defense that looks to make life miserable for teams, led by front four powers Jason Pierre-Paul and Damon Harrison, and corner Eli Apple on the back end.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 1:00pm (vs. Philadelphia Eagles)
A quartet of seasoned New York stand-ups star as four Italian-Americans waiting to participate in a group session with a shrink. But when it becomes obvious they've been stood up, they decide to give the therapy thing a shot on their own. Dubbed a "plomedy" for the way it mixes a traditional play with stand-up comedy, Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat is deliciously relatable, funny and heartfelt enough to have earned the play a"Best Unique Theatrical Experience" nomination from the Off-Broadway Alliance.
Enjoy a three-hour cruise aboard Manhattan's all-glass dining vessel and thrill to the unforgettable 180-degree vistas of the magnificent New York City skyline, accompanied by a three-course plated dinner (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), a bountiful wine list and entertainment by a jazz trio and cabaret singer. Enjoy your meal in one of two climate-controlled dining rooms, then dance the night away on the centrally located hardwood dance floor and enjoy drinks from the full-service cash bar. If it's nice out, take a stroll on one of the two outdoor decks offering wide-open views of Manhattan and enjoy an evening out you won't soon forget.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)
See the Statue of Liberty up close on this quick and and convenient cruise around New York Harbor. On this excursion you'll get a look at the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges from underneath, see Battery Park, Wall Street, Governor's Island, Brooklyn, South Street Seaport and the Freedom Tower, plus so much more! Snacks are available for purchase on this 90-minute family-friendly seafaring adventure, departing from Pier 36.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a children's picture book by award-winning children's book illustrator and writer Eric Carle, has been hailed as one of the greatest childhood classics of all time. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide since its 1969 release, the book's inspiring tale will come to life on stage using puppets and black light at the DR2 Theatre in New York City. The tale follows the adventures of a very hungry caterpillar that progresses through a variety of foods towards his metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. Children will light up as they experience four delightful tales: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, The Very Lonely Firefly, 10 Little Rubber Ducks and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Join Charlie Brown and his Peanuts gang in this heartwarming holiday musical based on the beloved animated TV special. Dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations with these beloved characters to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly tree, Charlie Brown and friends bring the holiday spirit back to life for families once again. Featuring the song "Christmas Time is Here," the music of jazz artist Vince Guaraldi, and new original dance numbers, A Charlie Brown Christmas can be enjoyed at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City.
Set sail from South Street Seaport and get ready to take snap some amazing photos as you head towards the world-famous Statue of Liberty. This one-hour sightseeing cruise sails past such breathtaking New York City landmarks as the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and the Freedom Towers. As you take it all in, you'll be riding in comfort on a three-level paddle boat, which has both indoor and outdoor seating, plus food and drinks for purchase.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)
Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from The AlphaNYC Theater Company are definitely for adults only. Coming to The Roebuck Theater at Times Square Arts Center, this dark-as-coal Christmas comedy finds the North Pole a hotbed of scandal after one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of a little jolly old sexual harassment. As the media catches the scent of scandal and invades Santa's sanctuary, the rest of the reindeer chime in with their own perspectives. The result: a heinous (and hilarious) tale of perversion and corruption -- entangling everyone from the littlest elf in the workshop to the tainted Saint himself -- that's sure to have mature audiences howling this holiday season.
For more than 27 years, the mystery-thriller Perfect Crime has kept audiences guessing with its comic, romance-filled take on the whodunit, making it the longest-running non-musical play in New York City history. The complex, twisty story unfolds in the secluded Connecticut mansion of Harvard-educated psychiatrist Margaret Brent, who's accused of murdering her wealthy British husband, and soon finds herself tangling with a handsome detective, who may just have fallen for her. Catherine Russell has starred as Brent, missing but a scant four performances, since the show opened in 1987, earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
A Jewish family flees the rising tide of Nazism in the new off-Broadway musical Lili Marlene. Winner of numerous local theater awards when it premiered in Los Angeles, this powerful show tells the love story of famed cabaret singer Rosie Penn and Count Hans Wilhelm van Kleister Graff, the head of the passport bureau of the Weimar German Republic who sees her perform one night and falls hard. With the dark clouds of Fascist takeover rapidly descending, the Count works to get local intellectual VIPs out of the country. But soon, the Count will have to leave himself, and find a way to rescue his surviving family members before the sweeping arm of anti-Semitism overtakes them. Full of cabaret-style song-and-dance numbers and stirring drama, Lili Marlene is a must-see at St. Luke's Theatre.
Joe Iconis' twisted New York City holiday tradition celebrates its 10th splendiferous year. He and his merry band of musical theater punks bring their insane celebration of all things red and green back to Feinstein's/54 Below. This wild yuletide explosion is part rock concert, part theater piece and part theme park attraction come to life. It'll deliver brand new holiday songs, old favorites, musical theater all-stars, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus and more.
Get the stories behind three of America's most iconic landmarks in this walking tour of Lower Manhattan. Meet your guide at Battery Park and then make your way by boat to Liberty Island to discover the history of the Statue of Liberty. From there, the tour continues to Ellis Island, the former federal immigration station that served as the point of entry for tens of millions of immigrants over the course of 60 years. Then, return to Manhattan and pay a visit to the somber and powerful National September 11 Memorial.
Based on audience suggestions, the cast of Laugh My Ankles Off, featuring Walt Frasier, Spero Chumas, Laurice Fattal and guest artists, create on-the-spot, improvised musical comedy sketches. LMAO may take on Charlie Sheen, the Royal baby, inflated gas prices, Obama, Osama, Donald Trump and whatever else is timely or salacious in a short-form style similar to TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway. Audience participation is highly encouraged.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 2:30pm)
Step aboard the Spirit ship for unparalleled cruising fun in New York Harbor. On this three-hour cruise out of Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, you can dine on a delicious buffet (with vegetarian and gluten-free options), relax on the ship's modern rooftop lounge or in the climate-controlled interior decks, dance to DJ-spun tunes on the spacious dance floor and catch breathtaking views of one of the greatest skylines in the world. The Spirit delivers all the amazing sights of New York Harbor -- you'll see close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge, admire the South Street Seaport and marvel at the Financial District.
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
If you thought the future of The Handmaid's Tale looked bleak for women, wait till you take a trip to the world of Robert O'Hara's Mankind, where females have gone extinct. The acclaimed writer-director of Bootycandy sets his satirical gaze on a world "where man's capacity to f**k everything up soars to new heights," and focuses on Mark and Jason. They're in a relationship but are keeping things casual -- until Jason gets pregnant. But that's just the beginning of the surprising chain of events that unfolds in this audacious, hilarious world premiere from Playwrights Horizons.
OY! is a collection of eight 10-minute comedies, each illustrating the meaning of a Yiddish word -- with story lines including the untold stories of Eve and Adam, Einstein's demanding mother, the divorce trial of God and the human, the use of unkosher food as an aphrodisiac, and three men in a sauna who communicate using only the word "oy." Appealing to audiences of all faiths and all backgrounds, OY! is a tribute to the absurdity and comedy of the condition universal to everyone: that of being human.
Step aboard a decked-out 1920s-inspired motor yacht and experience a sightseeing cruise of New York's most iconic sights. Sit back and relax as you cruise by Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island, take in the views of New York City, and pass under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Cozy up in the heated observation cabin and enjoy a complimentary beer, wine, champagne or soda. There's also a cash bar available for additional drink purchases. Kids are welcome, and the cruise offers kid-friendly versions of their signature beverages.
This epic holiday show mixing song and stand-up returns with all-around performer and French baritone David Serero. From opera to off-Broadway and jazz concerts to comedy, Serero has done it all -- in several countries and in several different languages, no less. And now he brings his multitude of talents to the stage at New York's Onegin Restaurant for the comedy-musical-tragedy Christmas for Jews. Your ticket includes a three-course holiday meal with appetizer, main course and dessert.
Historian, music aficionado and New York City native Charles R. Hale narrates this musical tribute to the Great American Songbook. With Jazz in the City: The New York Connection, he'll transpor you back in time though personal recollections, intriguing anecdotes and glamorous stories of the artist and musical geniuses who made this the jazz capitol of the world. These monthly sessions at the Duplex also feature singer-pianist David Raleigh and his trio.
On this haunted pub crawl, a real New York musical theater actor will take you on a historic walk as you sing and drink your way through the Village's vibrant piano bars and gay bars. These gay bars have a rich history to them, too. Along the way, you'll learn about some of the poets, actors, dancers and writers who are still roaming the streets of New York. You'll visit spots like the legendary Stonewall Inn, which was the site of the 1969 riots that launched the gay rights movement. The tour concludes at Marie's Crisis, where you just might meet a spirit while having a spirit.
The Bronx is rich in culture and food experiences. Now you can explore the area known as New York's culinary center with Inside Out Tours' three-hour excursion through Little Italy and Arthur Avenue. This Bronx neighborhood is teeming with Italian bakeries, specialty shops, fish markets, butcher shops and more. You'll learn about the history of Belmont and Fordham Roads and the immigrants from Italy, Ireland and other locations who helped form the neighborhood's local history. Then visit the thriving business district of Little Italy to sample culinary treats. Your group and guide will meet at Grand Central Station, then take an easy train ride to the Bronx to check out -- or rediscover -- this vital section of the borough.
America's favorite Dragapella beauty-shop quartet, The Kinsey Sicks bring their irreverent humor and award-winning harmonies to New York City's Soho Playhouse for the holidays. Winnie, Rachel, Trixie and Trampolina will all be there to deliver their gut-busting parodies and raucous schtick, warbling wholesome favorites like "God Bless Ye Femmy Lesbians," "Satan Baby" and "I'm Dreaming of a Vanna White Christmas," as well as hilarious Jewish satiric fare, including "Don't Be Happy, Worry" and the Hanukkah spa classic "I Had a Little Facial." Don't miss Oy Vey in a Manger during the holidays.
Shake, Rattle & Roll promises a one-of-a-kind, all-request, totally interactive rock 'n' roll party. This no-holds-barred dueling piano performance, at Rattle & Hum West in New York City, is a total blast, where you can sing, dance and laugh along to your favorite songs. The comic piano masters seldom get a request they can't handle -- from Bill Haley to Billy Joel, or Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, there's something for everyone in their massive repertoire of hit songs. This is a great place to bring a party, as the duo is glad to give special shout-outs to those celebrating a special occasion.
What's truly amazing about the Amazing Max is not what happens on stage -- although his magic is, well, amazing -- but what happens in the audience. The enchanted look that spreads across the faces of his young (and not-so-young) fans as this energetic and quirky performer works his miracles is hands-down astounding. Operating from the principle that "every show is unique because every child brought to the stage is unique," the Amazing Max conjures a custom experience that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends. Declared a "little bit of heaven" by The New York Times and "something to see" by The Huffington Post, Max now brings his striking visual magic, comedy and interactive fun to Theater at Blessed Sacrament.
Are you one of those people who've watched every episode -- all 10 seasons -- of the hit sitcom Friends? Multiple times, even? Did you weep every time Ross and Rachel broke up? Rejoice at Monica and Chandler's wedding? Memorize all the words to "Smelly Cat?" Now you can put that knowledge to work for you at a Friends trivia night. No teams are necessary, as you'll be randomly assigned to one of four to six groups for a game that'll run about five rounds. Teams will be mixed up after each round. So come join the fun at Bryant Park Lounge in New York City, make some new friends of your own and maybe even take home a prize.
Though he may be famed as the first African-American to play The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Norm Lewis has close to a dozen other impressive star turns on the Great White Way, including major roles in Porgy and Bess, Chicago, The Wild Party and even as King Triton in The Little Mermaid. Plus, he's got tons of TV credits, including a role as Senator Edison Davis on Scandal and VH1's Daytime Divas. Now he's returning to Feinstein's/54 Below in New York for his annual holiday party. Santa Baby! will feature yuletide favorites, plus a few festive surprises. Start the holidays off right with one of America's leading men in an intimate cabaret setting.
Travel back in time to the Roaring '20s as you visit several LES bars that served as speakeasies during the Prohibition Era. You'll learn about a fascinating chapter of American history -- including the clandestine way that booze was transported throughout the city by disreputable characters -- in this fun, informative tour. Purchase great craft cocktails along the way, and feel free to dress up in 1920s fashion. You'll also pick up some speakeasy lingo, aka Volstead English, as you move from one bar to the next.
If you've got an idea for the next Wicked or Book of Mormon -- or just love watching improv and musical comedies -- then Blank! The Musical was made for you. Each night at the Broadway Comedy Club, the audience will use their smartphones to suggest and vote on the show's title, lyrics, score and more. Then you can sit back and marvel as the cast (a mix of members from Upright Citizens Brigade, ImprovBoston and other troupes) turns your suggestions into a Broadway-style musical complete with singing, dancing and help from a live band. The results are sure to be hilarious, and who knows, maybe you'll help create the next theater sensation in New York!
Dozens of the brightest stars from New York's incomparable cabaret and theater scene will be shining over the course of three exciting weeks at Urban Stages' annual Winter Rhythms festival. These musical acts run the gamut from jazz, standards, and songs from new musicals to tributes to drag and much, much more. With great performances each evening, there's plenty of thrilling cabaret entertainment to suit every taste.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:00pm (The Vintage Advantage)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:00pm (Daryl Glenn Sings Obscure Movie Musicals with Molly Pope, Mardie Millit and Nellie McKay)Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:00pm (Famous Duets II)Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 9:00pm (A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s “Mack The Knife/Ella in Berlin”)Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:00pm (Beth and Ritt’s Second Annual Holiday Survival Kit)Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 9:00pm (Stearns Matthews: December Songs and Other Works of Maury Yeston)Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 9:00pm (Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness in Heart Strings)Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 9:30pm (ZaZa Peaks and Her Holiday Balls...Um Bells or A Holiday Drag Spectacular!)
Finally -- a darker fairy tale play for adults that you can get on board with. From once upon a time you were born to your ever-out-of-reach happily ever after, life isn't all sunshine and roses. This creepy and quirkily comedic drama may be delightfully disturbing with its grotesque mishaps, but it is no less magical and beautiful than any other fantasy. Jump out of your New York life and into that place between reality and fears -- where shadows are monsters and neighbors are ogres with The Secret in the Wings. The only thing more captivating than the weaving together of lesser-known haunting narratives is the playful way the ensemble-driven cast portrays them in the Gallery Space at Access Theater.
Give your regards to Broadway with this three-hour walking tour through Times Square where you'll visit iconic locales, learn about the history of musical theater and its brightest stars, and even sing along to show-stoppers performed by your talented tour guides (who also happen to be New York actors). Equipped with visual aids via tablet, these officially licensed pros will show you the famed Shubert Alley and Sardi's Restaurant, share tons of backstage stories and point out most of the famous theaters on the Great White Way. Your exciting, interactive excursion is capped off by a trip to a souvenir shop, where you can purchase mementos from your favorite shows.
Funny, profane, totally larger-than-life, Joe Moffa is one of those "Only in New York" characters, a wiseguy wit Scorsese would have to dream up if he didn't already exist. Little wonder Brian De Palma cast him in Carlito's Way and Sidney Lumet put him in 100 Centre Street. Now Moffa's taking a break from the big screen to team up with Eric Targtaglione in the cabaret show My Big Fat Dysfunctional Life. Famed for their work in the off-Broadway hit Shut Up Sit Down & Eat, the duo share hilarious stories about living, loving and learning Italian-style. Get ready for an afternoon of laughing at life's dysfunction at Broadway Comedy Club.
Delve into the life of the man who built and broke New York when Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses breaks ground at The Theatre at St. Clement's. American Idol phenom Constantine Maroulis plays the famed "master builder" in this rock musical about power, loss and love. As Moses pushes his way through the major metropolis -- building parkways and bridges to make the city move no matter the cost -- his grand vision meets the reality of remaking the city. It's the tale of the rise and fall of one man, the young woman who loved him, and the great human toll that was paid to build New York City. Ryan Knowles, Molly Pope, Kacie Sheik and Wayne Wilcox round out the cast of this new musical take on history.
A Time Out Critics' Pick! They say that laughter is the best medicine, but for one comedian suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, it just might be psychedelic mushrooms. The Mushroom Cure is the hilarious, harrowing, and heartrending tale of how, inspired by a scientific study, Adam Strauss tried to treat his severe OCD with psychedelics. This is a completely true story. (Meaning, everything in this story is true. There are many true things that are not in this story.)
Hilarious drag trio The Golden Gays NYC serve up their legendary trivia show at New York's 53 Above. Test your Golden Girls knowledge as you try for prizes. Rounds include questions about the Lanai Ladies' past lovers -- from Charlie Nylund to Stan Zbornak. There'll also be live singing from these spot-on Dorothy, Blanche and Rose impersonators, plus an epic quest to find the next #TokenSophia.
This soul-stirring three-hour tour through the storied streets of Harlem builds to a joyful, hand-clapping crescendo with a visit to a real worship service at one of the neighborhood's gospel churches. But first, you'll be walking in the footsteps of greats like Billie Holiday and Michael Jackson as your friendly and knowledgeable guide takes you by historic sites in Upper Manhattan like the Apollo Theater, Abyssinian Baptist Church, Strivers' Row, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Hotel Theresa, whose guests included musical greats like Ray Charles, Dinah Washington and Duke Ellington.
It doesn't take 525,600 minutes to feel the "Seasons of Love" in this RENT-inspired walking tour of the East Village. From the grungy apartments to Tompkins Square Park, you'll dance through iconic spots where the musical took place and learn little-known facts about them, too. Praise "La Vie Boheme" with your tour guides as they tell you stories about Jonathan Larson and the actors who helped build the show. You'll also get to sing a few numbers from the musical, of course. It wouldn't be a true gathering of RENT fanatics without a few rousing choirs of "Out Tonight," "Light my Candle" and "I'll Cover You." You'll meet at The New York Theatre Workshop, the spot where the musical originally premiered.
Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of top headliners -- some of the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them everywhere from MTV to HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and so much more, and now you can see them live on the stage of New York City's Broadway Comedy Club.
The Big Apple is certainly not short on big eats, and this three-hour walking tour of the Lower East Side is filled with just as much culture as it is food. Skip the long lines and let the entertaining tour guides show you some of the city's most historically rich sights as you sample some of its most delicious foods. Munch on kosher-style delicacies while admiring celebrated synagogues and down a doughnut while taking in some historic tenement buildings. Stops include the best of the old and new Lower East Side, such as Yonah Schimmel's Knishes, Russ & Daughters, Katz's Deli, The Pickle Guys, Doughnut Plant and more. All food tastings are included in the ticket price, so be sure to bring your appetite.
Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley's classic gothic novel, is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical that honors its source material. Having lost his mother at a young age, scientist Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man's mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his monstrous living creation. Explore themes of love, grief and empathy with Eric B. Sirota's new musical, making its world premiere at St. Luke's Theater in New York.
In Rising to the Tap, a dance concert mixed with autobiographical solo storytelling, tap virtuoso Andrew Nemr candidly reveals a unique American journey. With musically explosive footwork, Nemr shares episodes from his immigrant history -- his family's departure from Lebanon in 1976, adapting to life in New Jersey, his eventual mentorship under legends Savion Glover and Gregory Hines -- and his struggles with loneliness, bullying and cultural identity. Described as "a masterly tapper" by The New York Times, Andrew Nemr is considered one of the most diverse tap dance artists today. See him at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City.
New York City's 9/11 Memorial is a stunning tribute to one of our nation's most tragic days. On 9/11: Blue Sky, Black Day, a personable tour narrator guides you on a 2.5 hour walking tour that covers approximately 1.5 miles, sharing stories of 9/11's unsung heroes and their courageous acts of selflessness. Through these stories, along with a comprehensive discussion detailing aspects of the original World Trade Center complex, you'll gain important knowledge, insight and perspective. Along with the 9/11 Memorial, this walking tour also includes stops at the FDNY Memorial Wall, the New York Stock Exchange and the newly redesigned World Trade Center complex, with commentary on historically significant buildings encountered along the way. As your tour concludes, you'll even have the chance to explore the 9/11 Memorial site on your own.
Pedro Pablo "Pedrito" Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba and began his musical career at the age of 11, performing as vocalist and percussionist with such Cuban legends as Tata Guines and Munequitos de Matanzas. Since settling in New York City in 2000, Pedrito has performed, recorded and/or toured with Paquito D'Rivera; Brian Lynch; Steve Turre and Sting. He's also a founding member of the highly successful Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band Yerba Buena with which he recorded two albums and toured the world opening for the Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson and Ray Charles. Don't miss Pedrito Martinez when he comes to B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
Wondering how to de-stress from all the family chatter over the holidays? The hottest new nightlife trend might be just the ticket -- especially since it involves keeping the sounds to yourself. Quiet Clubbing comes to the Ainsworth Midtown, and this cutting-edge party offers three live DJs, each spinning a different mix, which you can access via your free-to-rent wireless headphones. Choose from Top 40/EDM, hip-hop/R&B or '80s/'90s/2000s throwbacks, and switch between channels at any time. The volume's adjustable, too, so you can go as loud or as mellow as you like, and each set features LED lights, so you'll know which channel the cutie next to you just picked. Dress to impress for this festive, not-so-silent night!
Drom may be "New York's premiere venue for world music" (Wall Street Journal), but this crackling hot East Village club also offers everything from jazz and rock to hip hop, soul, funk and EDM, and has a growing reputation for spotlighting exciting new talent. Their live concerts are the main attraction, no doubt, but Drom's always got something going on, with burlesque events, stand-up comedy, screenings, festivals, holiday parties and more on their jam-packed schedule. And with their Afro-Mediterranean appetizer menu, plus a selection of beer and wines from Spain, France and elsewhere for purchase, you can experience an evening out on the town with a truly international flair.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 9:30pm ( The New York Bojaira Flamenco Project)
Get up close to two of the most iconic landmarks in New York City during this three-and-a-half hour tour. You'll begin at Castle Clinton on the southernmost point on Manhattan, then step onto a ferry that will make its way to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. These tour are led by knowledgable New York City students attending top universities like Yale, UPenn and Fordham. On each island, you'll learn unique historical insights, along with present-day conspiracy theories. Annie Moore Tours was named for a young woman, just 17 years old, who was the very first immigrant to enter Ellis Island.
When Johnny Gonzales is forced to clean out the apartment of his recently deceased younger brother Cisco, he discovers a treasure chest of personal notes he left behind. The notes consist of pages and pages of events that happened in the past, representing Cisco's innocent interpretation of love, life and everything in between. When Johnny begins to read these notes, well, that's when the magical journey begins. Enjoy the comedic drama of Growing Up Gonzales at New York City's 777 Theater.
What's more sexy than Argentine tango and a bottle of red wine to get you in the mood? Grab a date and step into a neighborhood tango saloon, where the warmth of a sexy, subtle light draws you into the romantic atmosphere of rich crimson heat. The enticing sounds of tango music playing on a gramophone draws you into the intimate embrace of figures moving slowly. Take part in this romantic evening of dance, which kicks off with a beginner tango lesson, and get swept away at Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:25pm (Tango Date With Gift Bottle of Red Wine for Two & Tango CD)Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:25pm (Tango Date With Gift Bottle of Red Wine for Two & Tango CD)
Take a fun walking excursion across the famous Brooklyn Bridge, where you'll learn its history while enjoying amazing views of the city's world-famous skyline. On the other side, you'll explore the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo, known for its high-end boutiques, delicious desserts, and pizza shops and scenic waterfront views. Throughout the 2.5-hour tour, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating facts and interesting tidbits. You'll end the tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and will walk away just a little more deeply in love with this quintessential American city. Tours led by Spanish-speaking guides are also available on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
In the age of technology, sometimes you long to simply slow down. What better way to do just that, while also enjoying the holiday season, than with the Christmas Caroling Down Broadway Walking Tour? Get ready to "Deck the Halls" and bring "Joy to the World" as this merry-making walking tour travels down Broadway. This fun, family-friendly adventure visits the Broadway theaters that gave life to holiday musicals and songs including "Seasons of Love" from RENT and Irving Berlin's "White Christmas." Highlights include learning about Santa Claus in New York City and the history of Radio City Christmas Spectacular's famous Rockettes, and at the end of the tour, you'll take pictures in front of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center. Meet at the corner of West 41st and 7th Avenue ready to spread, and soak up, some holiday cheer.
Named one of the world's top destinations by Lonely Planet, Brooklyn has become a magnet for New York City's young up-and-comers and hot new businesses are popping up all over. But amidst all this flurry, the old Brooklyn still thrives. It's a place where you can travel the world in a day, a true melting pot where various ethnic groups have settled over the years, bringing with them the best of their culinary traditions. This 4.5-hour bus and walking tour puts you right in the middle of the tantalizing flavors and fascinating history of this storied borough. Your native-New Yorker tour guide will take you through Williamsburg and Greenpoint, where you'll get to sample delectable foods from authentic local ethnic eateries, get a sense of the thriving art community that has made this area home and drive through the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic neighborhood, where time seems to stand still. You'll also visit DUMBO, for scrumptious chocolate at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory, take a breather in Sunset Park while enjoying a picnic-style lunch featuring the famous Cuban sandwich that draws people to the Latin American restaurants in the neighborhood, and stop at Brooklyn Bridge Park for an excellent view of Manhattan's famous skyline. Save some room for an authentic New York pizza slice and cannoli in Carroll Gardens and Gowanus, and don't forget to bring your camera to take advantage of photo opportunities at every stop.
Enjoy a walking tour through the West Village while expanding your palette with the best bites the neighborhood has to offer. You'll learn about the history of the area while trying out six tastes from local culinary treasures. Your three-hour tour takes you through the tree-lined streets and hidden pathways of Greenwich Village where famous beat poets like Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg and Cassady lived, as well as musicians like Dylan, Hendrix and Reed. Along the way, you'll sample the best bagels, pizza and cannoli in NYC, without the long lines.
Fresh from starring in the national tour of Cabaret, dynamic song-and-dance man Jon Peterson stars in a new musical play by ASCAP award winner Chip Deffaa, Irving Berlin: In Person. This 90-minute solo show traces the rags-to-riches story of Berlin, featuring a cornucopia of his irresistible songs.
Funk up your holiday with Rob Mathes and his all-star R&B band, who're bringing their legendary holiday concert (as seen on PBS) to the Schimmel Center at New York's Pace University for a second season. Backed by a six-piece horn section, musicians from SNL and David Letterman's Late Show and vocalists Vaneese Thomas and D-Train Williams, Mathes and company get a smooth seasonal groove going, with Christmas classics, pop covers and original material. An Emmy winner and Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee, producer-arranger Mathes has served as the musical director for the Obama inauguration, Pope Francis' Concert for Hope and the Kennedy Center Honors, and produced records for stars like Sting and Panic at the Disco.
Known for its diverse ethnic neighborhoods, the Lower East Side (LES) is home to some astonishing street art. The area hosted immigrants coming off Ellis Island, and in the second half of the 20th century, the LES became flooded with talented artists. The growing counter-culture drew more and more artists, leading to an explosion of creative, expressive graffiti art that expressed social and cultural movements still felt today. Get to Katz's Delicatessen for a guided journey through the LES and all its remarkable, vibrant street art.
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 10:00amThursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 10:00amThursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 10:00am
Four of New York's finest jazz guitarists have joined forces as Strings Attached, and they'll make beautiful music together as part of a Monday night jam session at the Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village. Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Ron Affif and Mark Whitfield are the highly-skilled guitar heroes who make up the ensemble, and they'll bring in a super special guest each show to sit in with them. Scheduled to appear are talents like Yotam Silberstein, Sheryl Bailey, Chico Pinheiro, Peter Bernstein, Lage Lund and more.
ComedySportz is a high-energy, family-friendly improv show that's also a fun competition. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, similar to the popular television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. A referee governs the action, calling fouls, taking audience suggestions and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive show. You'll even get to vote for the winning team, and brave volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage!
Herron Entertainment brings in comics from all over the United States for this ongoing showcase at New York's EastVille Comedy Club. Who knows who you might see when the house lights go down? Maybe it's a comic you caught on late-night TV, or perhaps it's that jokester who reliably tweets out 140-character comedy gold. Located in the heart of Manhattan's East Village, the 125-seat retro club is the perfect place to discover the next big names in comedy -- whether they're sharing hilarious personal stories, shocking your sensibilities with racy punchlines, or showing off a fresh, as-yet undiscovered delivery style.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 6:00pm (Tyler Fischer)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 6:00pm (Herron Entertainment Presents: Sunday Night Laughs)Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 6:00pm (Corinne Fisher)Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 6:00pm (Herron Entertainment Presents: Sunday Night Laughs)Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 6:00pm (Happy Hour Comedy With Herron Entertainment)Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 / 6:00pm (New Year's Eve Happy Hour Show)Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 / 6:00pm (Happy Hour Comedy With Herron Entertainment)Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 / 6:00pm (Happy Hour Comedy With Herron Entertainment)
The Comedy Blender is the ultimate variety show featuring stand-up, sketch, improv, original characters and a special musical performance. It's 90 minutes of nonstop entertainment, giving some of the brightest talent in the business a chance to bring you a night of their best work. Join host Amadeo Fusca (Daredevil, UCB) as he welcomes to the stage Dave Hill (TruTV, Inside Amy Schumer), Adam Newman (Comedy Central), Paul Virzi (TruTV, JFL), Samantha Strelitz (Vinyl), Gary Berard (Chasing Yesterday), Nevada Caldwell (Army Wives) and more.
Whether you walk down the streets of the South Bronx daily or have never been to this end of the borough, it's a rich cultural corridor known for its art, culture and vibrant history. For example, did you know that the hip-hop culture was born on the streets of the South Bronx? On this three-hour walking tour, you'll learn about the neighborhood from its early wealthy roots and immigrant communities, to the neighborhood's decline in the '70s, to the cultural and social revival that now makes the Bronx one of the hottest destinations in New York City. You'll see incredible New Deal Murals recalling the origin story of the area, contemporary art, and incredible art deco architecture in a neighborhood with one of the largest concentration art deco buildings in the city. You'll end your tour at Yankee Stadium. This tour is offered in English and Spanish on Fridays.
Few cities in the world can lay claim to as many iconic buildings as New York. After all, the Big Apple gave birth to the skyscraper and shaped the course of 20th-century architecture. On Inside Out Tours' Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at some of these famous landmarks while learning the rich history of the communities in the Midtown area. On this three-hour walking tour, you'll even get to explore the interiors of some of these historic buildings. Discover the hidden residential enclave Tudor City, the United Nations Headquarters, Ford Foundation Building, Daily News Building and more. This tour is offered in English and Spanish.
Sunday Night Live presents a lineup full of Broadway Comedy Club's top headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more. Now catch them live on stage!
Up late and in need of the perfect cap to your night? Head out to Broadway Comedy Club for Late Night Laughs. If you're the kind of comedy fan that likes edgy comedy, the unpolished stuff, it's the late-night shows where you'll find it. You can catch some of the best comedians from New York City, plus special guests from all across the country. Comedians from MTV, HBO, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more regularly perform, so you never know who you'll see.
The child of playwright Ginger Reiter and comedian Jackie Mason, Sheba Mason has been performing since appearing in her mother's plays at the age of 2. Honing her own skills onstage for years, Mason has become a fixture of the Manhattan comedy scene. Spouting witticisms about everything from politics to grandmothers, she has also starred as her own mother in the show Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair: The Jackie Mason Musical. Now she's taking her show on the road and bringing along some of her talented friends. Join Mason for a hilarious night of comedy alongside Comedy Central's Tom McCaffrey, Raj Mahal and more of New York's brightest up-and-coming comics.
The Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick and Williamsburg are the current hot NYC locations, and this walking tour leads you on an exploration of their vibrant street art. A democratic art form providing unparalleled accessibility both to artists and their audiences, street art offers a unique canvas upon which to document contemporary American culture. As you stroll through Bushwick, your guide will discuss how this authentically American subculture has been uniting people of diverse backgrounds for the past 50 years by fostering creative, non-curated public expression. Then, take to the streets of Williamsburg and view cutting-edge graffiti murals from some of NYC's most innovative emerging artists. Your three-hour tour concludes with the chance to shop and eat at some of Brooklyn's trendiest stores and restaurants.
Singing legend Darlene Love has been in the public eye since she sang "He's a Rebel," a number-one hit song in 1962 that's on Rolling Stones' list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. One of the famed singers of Phil Spector's hit factory back in the '60s, this member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also sang backup for Aretha Franklin, Cher and Elvis Presley. Give yourself one more present this season as Love gives a pre-Christmas holiday-themed show at B.B. King Blues Club in New York.
TV comedy-lovers recognize Owen Benjamin as a regular on TBS' Sullivan & Son and Nick Swardson's Pretend Time. He's appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Punk'd, Comedy Central and even his own hilarious Youtube series The Internet Is Weird. Catch him live at Levity Live Comedy Club in West Nyack.