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See Harrison David Rivers's cathartic new play about learning to heal. When an old lover comes into Jonah's life and reopens old wounds, he must reconnect with his family, who he's pushed away, and find strength in them in order to move on. Get tickets to this show whose story comes alive with both words and movement.
Something sinister lurks among the idyllic green landscape of Camp Siegfried. Just before World War II, two teenagers are falling for each other, but they're also falling for the lure of fascism. Get tickets to Bess Wohl's cautionary tale about how subtly dark influences can change us.
There's no day but today to get tickets to Without You, the new one-man musical by Anthony Rapp that celebrates an iconic modern musical. Get Anthony Rapp's Without You tickets on New York Theatre Guide. Without You is a musical, based on Rapp's New York Times bestselling memoir, about the show that changed his life. He shares how at 22, he was working at Starbucks and low on money — and then came an audition for a new show called Rent. Rapp didn't know it yet, but Jonathan Larson's rock musical about bohemian New Yorkers living through the AIDS crisis would soon revolutionize the modern musical and cement Larson in theatre history. But on the day of Rent's first-ever performance off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Larson died. With Rent songs, original music, and personal anecdotes, Rapp pays tribute to Larson in Without You and the love, loss, and life-changing experiences being a part of Rent brought him. Rapp originated the lead role of filmmaker Mark Cohen off Broadway in 1996, on Broadway later that year, and in London in 1998. His other Broadway credits include Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and If/Then, which also featured his Rent co-star Idina Menzel. Rapp published Without You in 2006 and first turned the book into a stage show in 2012. He has performed that version in London, Edinburgh, Toronto, Boston, and more, but Without You off Broadway is its first production in New York. Though Without You is called a one-man show, Rapp is accompanied on stage by a five-piece band as he performs songs like "La Vie Boheme," a flagship Rent song, and "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M., which he used to audition for Rent back in the '90s. Get tickets to Anthony Rapp's Without You in New York now.
Lloyd Suh, the acclaimed playwright of The Chinese Lady, returns off Broadway with a new tale of a cross-continental journey. Just after the Chinese Exclusion Act is passed, a family in rural Taishan, China, braves danger to make a trip to California against all odds. Find out more about The Far Country tickets.
Playwright David Cale and director Leigh Silverman reunite with another one-person production following the acclaimed Harry Clarke. Sandra, a one-woman thriller, sees a woman get tangled up in romance and danger abroad while searching for her missing friend. Find out more about tickets to this suspenseful new play.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl's newest play stars Tony Award winner Deirdre O'Connell. Centuries after a woman named Rebecca Nurse was hanged for witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials, her descendant Becky turns to magic herself to improve her life. Get tickets to see this spellbinding work about the links between witchcraft and womanhood throughout generations.
Brooklyn-based comedian Colin Quinn is back with his latest Off-Broadway comedy special, Colin Quinn: Small Talk, running for a limited engagement in winter 2023. Get Colin Quinn: Small Talk tickets now. Quinn is most widely known for political humor, but his Small Talk comedy show has a different focus: the art of charisma. Drawing on a lifetime of chatting with friends, family, counter service workers, and strangers, Quinn shares tips on how to be personable and fun to talk to. Quinn has said of Small Talk, “I'm doing this show because I’m fascinated with how personality in general (and individuals in particular) have fed into society. (Fascinated might be a strong word)." Quinn's most recent Off-Broadway show, 2021's The Last Best Hope, combined a similar premise (Quinn's charisma) with his trademark political comedy, focusing on why his is a voice worth listening to in today's social-media saturated age where everyone has a platform. Quinn has indeed built a sizable social media platform, with more than 500,000 followers on Twitter alone, but he's a stalwart of the in-person NYC comedy scene too. Small Talk in New York follows other Off-Broadway shows like Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional, Colin Quinn: The New York Story (directed by Jerry Seinfeld), and Red State Blue State, all of which have become Netflix specials. Quinn has also performed two specials on Broadway: Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short. Directing Small Talk off Broadway is James Fauvell, who also helmed the Off-Broadway premiere of Red State Blue State. Get Colin Quinn: Small Talk tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Verdi's Rigoletto has been reimagined in a new production for The Metropolitan Opera, directed by Bartlett Sher. Rigoletto is an opera in which the Duke of Mantua and his court jester, the titular Rigoletto, become cursed when the Duke's philandering offends the wrong person. The action is now set in 1920s Europe amid ornate Art Deco sets. Rigoletto tickets are on sale now on New York Theatre Guide. After a lauded premiere on New Year’s Eve 2021, Bartlett Sher’s Art Deco–inspired production of Verdi’s ever-popular masterpiece returns for its first revival. Baritone Quinn Kelsey and soprano Rosa Feola reprise rapturously acclaimed turns as the tragic jester Rigoletto and his headstrong daughter, Gilda, and two artists make noteworthy Met debuts: tenor Benjamin Bernheim as the promiscuous Duke of Mantua, and Maestro Speranza Scappucci on the podium. Bass Andrea Mastroni is Sparafucile, and mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina also debuts as Maddalena. Later performances feature four additional stars, with baritones Luca Salsi and Michael Chioldi, soprano Lisette Oropesa, and tenor Stephen Costello taking over as Rigoletto, Gilda, and the Duke. World premiere: Teatro La Fenice, Venice, 1851 A dramatic journey of undeniable force, Rigoletto was immensely popular from its premiere and remains fresh and powerful to this day. The story, based on a controversial play by Victor Hugo, tells of an outsider—a hunchbacked jester—who struggles to balance the dueling elements of beauty and evil that exist in his life. Written during the most fertile period of Verdi’s artistic life, the opera resonates with a universality that is frequently called Shakespearean.
Mozart's The Magic Flute continues The Metropolitan Opera's annual holiday tradition of presenting abridged English-language operas suitable for young audiences. The Magic Flute is an opera about a brave prince who goes to rescue the daughter of the fearsome Queen of the Night, only for him and the princess to find that the queen is the enemy. The Magic Flute tickets are on sale now on New York Theatre Guide.