Meet Usher: a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer...
Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble. Bold and heartfelt in its truth-telling, A Strange Loop is the big, Black, and queer-ass Great American Musical for all!
Jaquel Spivey, Antwayn Hopper, James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Jason Veasey
Choreography by Keith Michael Once Upon a Ballet returns for a full season of one-hour ballets for children and families, beginning with The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies. Follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting, this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms - from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet - all of which combine to make a highly entertaining show. "…there is no more delightful or charming production to be found in New York City." -Broadway World. The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies is part of the Once Upon a Ballet subscription series of one-hour ballets for children and families. Subscriptions and single tickets on sale soon!
What begins as a normal RHONY reunion episode quickly turns upside-down when a mysterious network executive takes over Bravo. Now, the iconic New York housewives must compete against each other for a chance at a spin-off. Set in 2018 amid the nation-dividing conflict between the Skinniest Girl and the Kennedy Princess, this raucous unauthorized parody musical features all your favorite New York housewives past and present, with the women of @RHONYmusical as the ladies and TikTok favorite Rocky Paterra as Andy. Will the townhouse finally be sold? Is Dorobics a valid form of exercise? IS life a cabaret?! Find out November 13th at 7pm EST.
Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) stars as the irrepressible Oscar Levant in the new Broadway play, Good Night, Oscar. Anything can happen on live TV. And one night, it did. It’s 1958, and Jack Paar hosts the hottest late-night talk-show on television. His favorite guest? Character actor, pianist, and wild card Oscar Levant. Famous for his witty one-liners, Oscar has a favorite: “There’s a fine line between genius and insanity; I have erased this line.” Tonight, Oscar will prove just that when he appears live on national TV in an episode that Paar’s audience—and the rest of America—won’t soon forget. Good Night, Oscar explores the nexus of humor and heartbreak, the ever-dwindling distinction between exploitation and entertainment, and the high cost of baring one’s soul for public consumption. Arriving on Broadway after its smash-hit run at the Goodman Theatre, the Chicago Tribune raves, “Sean Hayes is a revelation. Hayes will be the talk of New York and so will this show.”
The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life as Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…) plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed. This theatrical achievement comes from the haunting and hope-filled vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival – Once on this Island).
Since it began in 1977, EST’s Marathon of One-Act Plays has presented fully produced plays by established and emerging writers alongside each other on our stage. Our 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays will celebrate work from artists who identify as Black, Indigenous & People of Color. EST Member Artists Colette Robert and Mike Lew are serving as Co-Artistic Directors, and have curated a lineup of ten plays to be presented across two series, with an additional play available for streaming. Series A features plays written by Harron Atkins, Vivian J.O. Barnes, Dominic Colón, Cusi Cram, & Shannon Tyo Series B features plays written by Bleu Beckford-Burrell, Yussef El Guindi, Keiko Green, Goldie E. Patrick, & a.k. payne
“… completely captures Dickens vision …” - The New York Times “a generous holiday gift” - nytheatre.com 13th Smash Year of this lively musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale. Follow along with Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by four ghosts; his old business partner Marley, the ghost of Christmas past, present and future. See what happens when he gets a glimpse of his own future if he doesn’t change his life. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? Find out by joining us for this special holiday show with a story so warm it will melt the cold heart of even the grumpiest Scrooge! *There is a free family workshop 1 hour prior to the Sunday 11am performances only
A re-imagined holiday classic, The Brooklyn Nutcracker fuses ballet, hip-hop and a myriad of world dance genres to create a new tradition for today’s audience. New York’s only culturally inclusive production, The Brooklyn Nutcracker transforms familiar Nutcracker characters and scenes to represent the diverse traditions and vibrant culture of melting pot Brooklyn. From the landscape of the old Dutch Brooklyn to the iconic Flatbush Avenue, the production is fresh and full of virtuosity and celebrates the borough we call home.
This Christmas bring the whole family back to a simpler time with Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet. The internationally acclaimed Christmas tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics and dazzling costumes. Experience the exquisite artistry and magic of Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet at https://nutcracker.com.
City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed — and the Church won’t leave him alone. For ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington (Stephen McKinley Henderson) and his recently paroled son Junior (Common), the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum in this Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy from Stephen Adly Guirgis. For Pops and Junior, it seems the old days are dead and gone — after a lifetime living Between Riverside and Crazy. “It’s a dizzying and exciting place to be!” hails The New York Times. **The Hayes box office will open for in-person sales on November 14th.**
From Tony Award nominee Bess Wohl (Grand Horizons) comes an exhilarating new play about how far we’ll go to belong. During a golden summer at the real-life Camp Siegfried, a picturesque campground on Long Island, two teenagers find themselves on a collision course with youthful passion and unbridled extremism. Are they falling in love or falling for something more sinister? Set on the cusp of World War II, this boy-meets girl-meets-cautionary tale about the seductive nature of fascism reveals a shocking part of America’s past and reminds us how easily darkness can sneak up on us.
From the imagination of Tony Award-winning Hamilton choreographer ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER, featuring music by British pop sensation KATE NASH and a book co-written by TED MALAWER, comes an electrifying theatrical dance musical. Stirred by the seductive air of Paris, a princess, a queen, and a clockmaker’s wife rebel against tradition as the men in their lives chase dreams they abandoned in their youth. Is it possible to truly follow your heart? And what must you sacrifice along the way?
August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork THE PIANO LESSON returns to Broadway in the event of the season, starring Academy Award® winner Samuel L. Jackson, Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee John David Washington, and Tony® and Emmy® nominee Danielle Brooks, directed by Tony nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson. A battle is brewing in the Charles household. At the center lies the family’s prized heirloom piano. On one side, a brother plans to build the family fortune by selling it. On the other, a sister will go to any length to keep it and preserve the family history. Only their uncle stands in between. But even he can’t hold back the ghosts of the past. THE PIANO LESSON is the play for now. It reaches into the souls of the present, revealing startling truths about how we perceive our past—and who gets to define our legacy.