The world’s most ravenous plant has returned to its acclaimed, sold-out run at the Westside Theatre! Winner of the 2020 Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for best Musical Revival, Little Shop of Horrors is “wildly exuberant” (The Hollywood Reporter), and a New York Times Critic’s Pick.
This smash-hit production stars Emmy® winner and Grammy® nominee Tammy Blanchard (Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows), Tony® nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), and two-time Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten!), who won the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for his performance in Little Shop. Together they bring succulent new life to a true musical landmark. Get tickets now and enjoy a taste of what we’ve all been craving: live theater!
Lena Hall, Matt Doyle, Andrew Call, Josh Daniel, Ari Groover, Camryn Hampton, Aaron Arnell Harrington, Michael Iannucci, Weston Long, Brad Oscar, Khadija Sankoh, Tiffany Renee Thompson, Chelsea Turbin, Teddy Yudain
"Monarcas” is a collection of short stories that celebrates the contributions and sacrifices by Mexican immigrants to and for the USA. It is named after the most inspiring immigrant, the monarch butterfly, whose voyage across North America reminds us of a world without borders. Through folkloric dance, live music, and dance theater, this first version of “Monarcas” is comprised of two short stories. The first commemorates soldiers of the US armed forces who, in the mid 1900’s, served a country that both embraced and rejected them. The second short story celebrates the arduous dedication and hard work across generations of vineyard laborers who, led by their family matriarchs, become the owners of their vineyards and proud makers of California wine. Both stories, told entirely through dance and music, embrace immigrant dreams and their realization.
A fusion of live music and dance, combining Salsa and Flamenco, DIME QUIÉN SOY is a passionate reflection of cultural identity by Nélida Tirado who stumbles upon flamenco accidentally upon her mother's desires to keep her connected to the roots of her native Puerto Rican dance traditions of Bomba and Plena. This embarks her on a triumphant and challenging journey between bomba, salsa, and flamenco "dancing between cultures" in celebration of her authentic self where music and dance transcends and blurs lines of politics, race, and identity. Featuring original music by Gonzalo Grau.
Ailey II—the next generation of dance—is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best early-career dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s outstanding and emerging choreographers. Catch the company in action as they return home for two weeks only for their New York Season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, March 22-April 2. Bringing their “off-the-charts-energy” (The New Yorker) to the stage, the company will perform two stunning programs this season, featuring choreography by Ailey II Artistic Director Francesca Harper, Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle, William Forsythe, Andrea Miller, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, and Alvin Ailey. See why The New York Times says, “There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II. Clearly the future is theirs.” Programs Poetic Motion is dedicated to the heart of the creative process and the poetry that lives in the mind of an artist. Featuring a new work, new production, and two extended audience favorites, Poetic Motion highlights the full breadth of Ailey II’s expression that features the sensitivity of Alvin Ailey, the athleticism of Robert Battle, the audacity of William Forsythe, and the innovative mind of Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish. Poetic Motion runs approximately 1 hour, 35 minutes with two intermissions. Empowered is a program designed to leave the audience on the edge of their seats. From the cinematic wonderment of Andrea Miller, to the daring physicality of William Forsythe, to the Afro-futuristic lens of Francesca Harper, the unexpected twists and turns will take audiences on an evocative journey that is sure to awaken curiosity and encourage valiance. Empowered runs approximately 1 hour, 34 minutes with two intermissions.
An American mother and daughter living in the shadow of a tragic accident find joy, memories, and undreamt-of opportunities while on vacation in 1950s Florence. Heralded as a new direction for musical theater when it opened on Broadway, The Light in the Piazza won six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score for Adam Guettel, who—following in the footsteps of his grandfather Richard Rodgers—brought surprising chromatic complexity to his lush, romantic songs, and took the adventurous step of including untranslated Italian lyrics and dialogue to better capture this cross-cultural love story. Director Chay Yew (Cambodian Rock Band) and Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles (The King & I, City Center’s Sunday in the Park with George) embark on a deeply personal exploration of the material, transmuting the musical’s drama of encounter across barriers of language, culture, and ability into something as essential as it is revelatory.
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards and winner of six Academy Awards for the iconic Carol Reed film adaptation, Lionel Bart’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist has been a household name since its premiere in 1960. Yet Oliver! hasn’t been seen on a New York City stage since its Broadway revival nearly 40 years ago. The story of a child who dares to trust in others, search for love, and ask for more in London’s seedy underworld, Bart’s coming-of-age classic finds new life in this landmark Encores! revival featuring Lilli Cooper (Nancy), Raúl Esparza (Fagin), Julian Lerner (The Artful Dodger), Tam Mutu (Bill Sikes), Brad Oscar (Mr. Bumble), Benjamin Pajak (Oliver), and Mary Testa (Widow Corney). Intended for everyone ages 10+
The acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) makes its Joyce debut with a program celebrating the extensive repertoire of its Artistic Director Mark Morris. Founded in New York City in 1980, the company has received “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity” (Bloomberg News). Live music from the MMDG Music Ensemble accompanies works from across the decades that feature Morris’ distinctive wit and devotion to music. Experience a world premiere work by Morris, audience favorites, and rarely seen pieces from the company’s repertory.
The rebellious dance company, Pilobolus, returns to The Joyce for the conclusion of its Big Five-OH! tour, bringing New York premieres and fan favorites as the Company propels itself into the next half century of “sensory-exploding performances” (Huffington Post). Now under the leadership of long-time members and creative partners Renée Jaworski and Matt Kent, the Company will present three New York premieres, featuring collaborations with Darlene Kascak of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, Jad Abumrad (composer and founder of Radiolab, Dolly Parton’s America), choreographer Madison Olandt, and former Pilobolus dancers Derion Loman and Gaspard Louis. Pilobolus’s signature aptitude for combining wit, sensuality, and stunning physical acumen is sure to thrill and surprise audiences.
After a triumphant national tour, SW!NG OUT returns to the place where it all started with an encore run at The Joyce. Interdisciplinary artist Caleb Teicher and their brain trust of collaborators, Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, and Nathan Bugh, bring a wildly talented cast of dancers and musicians back home for the first return engagement of this Joyce Theater Production. A New York Times’ Critic’s Pick, SW!NG OUT celebrates the unbridled joy of Lindy Hop and the excitement of the artists’ distinct improvisational styles—generating a different show each night. Music by the Eyal Vilner Big Band complements the social dance experience with irresistible rhythms that will make you want to dance along. Welcoming audiences into the fold, each performance concludes with an on-stage jam session with the company!
GALLIM returns to The Joyce with a dynamic bill celebrating a 15-year prolific period of Artistic Director and Founder, Andrea Miller’s expansive, boundary-blurring, interdisciplinary work. Music pulsates throughout the program with newest works, FROM and Sama, to the intoxicating tracks of Nicolas Jaar and Duets for Jim to the hallowed songs of music legend, Sade. Miller’s much anticipated World Premiere for the "King of Krump," Brian "HallowDreamz" Henry, marks a new collaboration between two mavericks of movement invention. New works and long time favorites all share Miller and GALLIM’s embodiment of the elemental and sensual appearing in the glow and shadows of live performance and its alchemy. Additional guest artists and creatives to be announced.
In The Sacrifice, South African choreographer Dada Masilo embodies the rituals of Tswana dance in a work inspired by composer Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” Masilo expands upon the concept of sacrifice, building a unique narrative by fusing ballet with modern and traditional dance to reimagine classic tales. The traditional dance of Botswana, Tswana dance is both rhythmic and expressive, rooted in storytelling and healing practices—a fertile base on which Masilo expertly melds disparate styles.
Following its triumphant debut at The Joyce last season, New York's Gibney Company returns with a powerful program featuring two world premieres and Johan Inger's Bliss, an ode to the joy of dancing. Co-artistic directors of Vancouver's Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Tiffany Tregarthen & David Raymond make their U.S. debut with a new work commissioned for Gibney Company. Featuring rigorous, hyper-detailed movement, the work will meld dance and design into an inseparable and ambitious interdisciplinary collaboration. Acclaimed choreographer Yue Yin combines Chinese classical and folk dance, ballet, and contemporary dance movement into a completely unique creation. Her new work for Gibney Company features an original score of live music and recorded sound by Ryan Lott of the band Son Lux. Rounding out the program, Johan Inger's Bliss was inspired by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett's legendary Köln Concert who is considered the epitome of virtuoso improvisation. Inger translates the essence of Jarrett's iconic music into dance that truly is a state of bliss.
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in collaboration with the Chitrasena Dance Company presents the New York City premiere of Āhuti, a thrilling combination of classical Odissi dance from India and traditional Kandyan dance from Sri Lanka. Meaning “offering,” Āhuti bridges the gap between distinct dance traditions of these South Asian cultures, in the second cross-cultural collaboration between these two acclaimed companies.