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December 20, 2014

Two New York Cool Tips:

Keith Michael's The Nutcracker
Friday @ 1PM & 6PM
Saturday @ 11AM, 1PM & 3:30 PM
Sunday @ 11AM, 1PM & 3:30 PM
December 19-21, 2014
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Keith Michael'sThe Nutcracker from December 19-21, 2014 as part of the Company's Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. Performances on Friday are at 1pm and 6pm; on Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm; and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm.

NYTB returns for a fourth year of Keith Michael's The Nutcracker, a delightful holiday ballet. From clockwork imps to mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.


Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults. Subscriptions for the Once Upon A Ballet Series are available for $90-$135. Single tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, and subscriptions can be purchased by submitting an order form to admin@nytb.org. For more information, visit http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Keith-Michaels-The-Nutcracker/.


Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street, NYC


Manhattan Youth Ballet and
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present
The Knickerbocker Suite
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm
Sundays at 3pm.
December 12-14 and 19-21, 2014
Manhattan Movement and Arts Suite

Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present The Knickerbocker Suite from December 12-14, 2014 and December 19-21, 2014 at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.

The Knickerbocker Suite features New York City landmarks, such as The Statue of Liberty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and NY sports teams, weaved into the time-honored holiday tale of The Nutcracker. Classic Nutcracker scenes like "The Land of the Snow" are transformed into a snowy frenzy of shoppers dancing in and out of stores like Macy's and Bloomingdale's for last minute gifts. Perhaps one of the more well-known scenes, "Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles," will be played by the Statue of Liberty and dancing immigrants who just arrived from Ellis Island.

With scenes of shoppers on Fifth Avenue, the angels at Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, NY sports teams and the romance of Central Park in the winter, The Knickerbocker Suite is a celebration of New York City, its culture and the magic of the holiday season. The production with a story by artist, Elliott Arkin, features an opening scene with narration by Tony Award winner, Michael Cerveris; the choreography of Brian Reeder, Deborah Wingert, Daniel Ulbricht, Marina Stavitskaya, Nick Kepley & Natalia Boesch; illustrations by Katy DeHay and photography by Erin Baiano.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets are available at manhattanmovement.com/calendar or by calling 212-787-1178.

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center | 248 West 60th Street, NYC
Between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.


 

December 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Collegiate Chorale Presents
NOT THE MESSIAH (He's a Very Naughty Boy)
Monday December 15. 8pm & Tuesday December 16. 8PM
Carnegie Hall

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. From the creators for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot, Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's movie The Life of Brian. Described by Eric Idle as "Baroque-N-Roll," Not The Messiah features a lively pastiche of musical styles ranging from pop, country, and Broadway to doo-wop, hip hop, and Greek chorus. Hit songs include "Hail to the Shoe," "We Love Sheep," and the audience favorite and sing-along "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."

Tickets start at $30 and are available at www.carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or at the Box Office at 57th and Seventh.

Carnegie Hall | 881 7th Ave
(and 7th av)


 

December 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Ricardo Pérez González’s
In Fields Where They Lay
December 5 to 27, 2014
Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday – Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 5pm
Special Centennial performance, Wednesday, Dec. 24@7pm
Closing matinee, Saturday, Dec. 27@ 2pm
(no performance on December 25)
New Ohio Theater


It was The War to End All Wars. It was a Christmas like no other. "In Fields Where They Lay" tells the incredible true story of the World War One Christmas Truce - the spontaneous ceasefire between British and German soldiers that began with the singing of Christmas Carols on the night of December 24th, 1914.

The play's extensive use of letters, diaries and newspaper accounts marks the 100th anniversary of the Truce by bringing this stirring and unsettling, hopeful and tragic story to life in the words of the men who lived it. These primary sources are interwoven with the personal stories of a small squad of British soldiers, through whose eyes we experience the horror of life, death and battle in the trenches and the wonder of a sudden outbreak of peace in the midst of one of the bloodiest and most senseless conflicts the world has ever seen.

$18.00 general admission. For more information or advance purchase visit www.dreamscapetheatre.org

New Ohio Theater | 154 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014


 

December 13, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Cecilia Chorus of New York Presents Poulenc and Vaughan
Williams
Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 PM
Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage


The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music
Director, will present two major masterworks for chorus and orchestra by
Francis Poulenc and Ralph Vaughan Williams, on Saturday, December 13 at
8:00 PM in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street
and 7th Avenue in Manhattan.

The 150-voice chorus, full orchestra, and vocal soloists will perform
two seasonal favorites, Poulenc’s Gloria and Vaughan Williams’ Hodie:
A Christmas Cantata. Soloists making their Carnegie Hall debuts will be
soprano Liv Redpath, of Harvard University and Wolf Trap Opera, tenor
Daniel T. Curran, of Glimmerglass and the New York City Opera and
baritone Takaoki Onishi, Chicago Lyric Opera Young Artist 2015-16.
Joining the Cecilia Chorus onstage for the Hodie, and also making its
Carnegie Hall debut, will be The Every Voice Concert Choir, a children’s
ensemble in residence at Teacher’s College of Columbia University,
directed by Nicole Becker. “Both works,” according to conductor Mark
Shapiro, “are festive, but Poulenc’s celebration is formal, ritualized,
and reverent…. while Vaughan Williams sketches the happy, outdoorsy
rambunctiousness of a family holiday.”

Tickets for the December 13 concert range from $25 to $85, and can be
purchased online at
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/12/13/0800/PM/The-Cecilia-Chorus-of-New-York-with-Orchestra/,
by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visiting the box office at
57th St. and 7th Ave.

For more information about this concert, visit
http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/ or call 646-638-2535.

Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium | Perelman Stage | 57th St. and 7th Ave. in Manhattan
URL: http://www.ceciliachorusny.org


 

Canticum Novum Singers Presents A Canticum Novum Christmas Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 PM
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church

These first concerts of The Canticum Novum Singers’ 42nd Anniversary season will include Ave Maria in versions by Mendelssohn, Verdi and Rachmaninoff, Poulenc motets for the season of Christmas, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, popular classics and more. Special guests will be organist James Adams and The Canticum Novum Youth Choir, Edie Rosenbaum, Director.

Tickets for the December 13 and 14 events are $25 general admission, $20 students, available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/817928. For more information, call 516-586-3433 or visit http://www.canticumnovum.org/season.html.

St. Ignatius of Antioch Church 87th St.
Between Broadway and West End Ave. | Manhattan


 

December 12, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER ANNOUNCES
2014 ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY SHOW LINEUP
November 28 - December 21

Featuring Mink Stole, Jackie Beat & the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race
** Now with special Brunch performances for some shows**

November 28 - December 19:
DISTORTED KRISTMESS
In the 3rd annual edition of this new Christmas traditional, all of your holiday favorites are run past a dirty funhouse mirror. Highlights include The 12 Drunks of Christmas, a twisted take on Let It Snow, I'm Dreaming of A White Trash Christmas, and a holiday tribute to Bea Arthur, as well as a special visit from The Port Authority Cockettes, an extremely downscale version of the celebrated Radio City Rockettes. Starring a quartet of downtown NYC nightlife's hottest and most in-demand performers: HOLLY DAE, BOOTSIE LEFARIS, PIXIE AVENTURA & BRENDA DHARLING. Fridays, Nov. 28 - Dec 19 at 10pm. Tix are $20.

December 5-7:
COURTNEY ACT: 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS
There is no "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" when you spend Christmas in Australia -- it's summertime there, after all! In 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Aussie drag sensation COURTNEY ACT regales audiences with holiday songs and stories about dreaming of a white Christmas Down Under. So grab your mate and come gather 'round Courtney's Christmas Bush for this evening of live music, special guests and a whole lot of holiday cheer. 7pm. Tix are $22 with a $40 VIP ticket available.

December 8-21:
JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED 2014
With original songs, covers and comedy from celebrated performers
JINKX MONSOON and MAJOR SCALES, this new holiday show has a little
something for everyone at the most wonderful time of the year. Featured are last year's favorites, including Sarah Silverman's "Give the Jew Girl Toys" and a warped version of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," as well as some new songs and surprises for this 2014 edition. Dec 8-11 & 19 at 7pm with a special brunch show on Dec. 21 at 1:30pm and midnight shows Dec 19& 20. Tix are $25 with a $50 VIP ticket available.

December 11 -14:
MINK STOLE: OMG! IT'S CHRISTMAS!
Cult film icon MINK STOLE (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby) premieres her new holiday show, performed alongside Her Wonderful Band. You’d expect something unconventional from John Waters’ favorite actress, and she delivers just that -- performing songs including "Stay a Little Longer Santa," "Le Petit Tambour " (The Little Drummer Boy in French), Tom Lehrer’s "Christmas Carol," "Pretty Paper," "Christmas Time is Here" and more. 8:30pm. Tix are $25 with a $50 VIP ticket available.

December 12-14:
ALASKA 5000'S BLUE CHRISTMAS
The holidays are a time for celebration and joy-- a time for friends and family, and love and laughter... but not this year. With ALASKA 5000'S BLUE CHRISTMAS, join extraterrestrial starlet Alaska and her musical mystic Handsome Jeremy for the saddest Christmas show ever. This Christmas, everything is wrong, nothing is right, and songs of loneliness and heartbreak reign supreme. December 12 - 14 at 7pm, with a special midnight show on Dec 12 and a brunch show on Dec. 14 at 1pm. Tix are $22 with a $40 VIP ticket available.

December 20 & 21:
JACKIE BEAT ON ICE
This Christmas, drag is dead! Join frosty drag star JACKIE BEAT as she continues her mission to poison every sacred belief and holiday tradition with her 17th annual Christmas show. This addictive antidote to holiday cheer is a blizzard of new seasonal material including "A Gay in A Manger" and some classic Christmas Jackie such as her cocaine-fueled rewrite of “Let It Snow,” the pregnancy confessional “Santa’s Baby,” a menorah-loving “Jew Christmas,” a booze-infused spin on “Happy Holidays” called “Alcoholidays,” and the STD cautionary tale "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Syphilis." 7pm & 9:30pm. Tix are $22.

The Laurie Beechman Theater | West Bank Café | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue -- accessible from all trains at 42nd Street.


 

December 11, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Lost Suppers: Longing for Commensality
An Evening with Richard Gough
The 2014 Daniel Gerould Memorial Lecture
Thursday, December 11 | 6:30pm Discussion
Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center CUNY

Join us for an evening with Richard Gough, Artistic Director of the Centre for Performance Research, General Editor of the bi-monthly journal Performance Research and founding President of Performance Studies International (PSi) as he presents new scholarship in the field of interdisciplinary, experimental performance.

This lecture is presented in memory of Daniel Gerould (1928-2012), Lucille Lortel Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Director of Publications of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center | The Graduate Center, CUNY.
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.
www.theSegalCenter.org


Another New York Cool Tip:

Acclaimed Novelists Anita Diamant and Dara Horn
In Conversation
December 11th @ 7 pm
The Jewish Museum


Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest Presents: Anita Diamant in Conversation with Dara Horn will take place at the Jewish Museum on Thursday, December 11 at 7 pm.

Anita Diamant, author of The Boston Girl and The Red Tent, among other books, will be joined by celebrated novelist Dara Horn, whose books include A Guide for the Perplexed and All Other Nights, for a discussion on the craft of writing and the enduring importance of fiction. The winners of the annual Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest will also read from their winning stories. A book signing with Diamant and Horn will follow the program.


Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night, and a collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. Her new novel, The Boston Girl, will be released in December 2014. She lives in Massachusetts.

Dara Horn is the author of the novels In the Image, The World to Come, All Other Nights and A Guide for the Perplexed. In 2007 she was chosen by Granta magazine as one of 20 "Best Young American Novelists." Her books have received National Jewish Book Awards, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, and have been selected as an Editors' Choice in The New York Times Book Review and other publications. She currently holds the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard, where she teaches Yiddish and Hebrew literature.


Tickets for this program are $15 general; $12 students and seniors; and $10 Jewish Museum members. Further program and ticket information is available by calling 212.423.3200 or online at at TheJewishMuseum.org/calendar.

The Jewish Museum| Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.


 

December 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Kate Robin's
I SEE YOU
Previews beging November 7th
Opening November 16th
Tuesday-Saturday at 7PM
Saturday-Sunday at 3PM; except November 25-30.
November 7 - December 21
The Flea Theater

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16.

A disengaged stay-at-home dad and an apocalyptically anxious mom meet in this illicit rom com that spins out of control. In a world headed for disaster, what are the rules?

“I SEE YOU is really about the psychic and emotional stress of living in the cusp of the apocalypse - which is sort of where we are,” says Robin who is returning to The Flea for her second production following The Light Outside.

This two-hander features Danielle Slavick (Through the Yellow Hour) and Stephen Barker Turner (The North Pool) with design by Kyle Chepulis (Set), Brian Aldus (Lighting), Claudia Brown (Costumes), and Janie Bullard (Sound).

With I SEE YOU, The Flea Theater continues its commitment to creating theater that is accessible to all. Every production at The Flea will have a limited number of $15 tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis. We also will be continuing with our Pay What You Can performances on Tuesday nights Upstairs at The Flea. Pay What You Can tickets are available one hour prior to performance.

Tickets are $15 - $70 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets available for $100. Pay What You Can every Tuesdays at the door.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.





December 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

El Gato con Botas
Saturday December 6th through Sunday December 14th. 7PM & 2PM.
El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio


Gotham Chamber Opera announces the revival of the 2010 production El gato con botas (Puss in Boots) from December 6-14, 2014 at El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, NYC.

Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's production of El gato con botas (Puss in Boots); Music by Xavier Montsalvatge Neal Goren / Geoff MacDonald, conductors; Moisés Kaufman, stage director; Andromache Chalfant, set designer; Clint Ramos, costume designer; David Lander, lighting designer; and Sean Curran, choreographer. A co-production with El Museo del Barrio and Works & Process at the Guggenheim. December 6 - 14, 2014, El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio, NYC.

Tickets $30-175, 212-279-4200, www.ticketcentral.com


El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio |1230 Fifth Avenue
(and 104th St)


 

December 5, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

La MaMa E.T.C. presents a play written and directed by Vit Horejs
"A Christmas Carol Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa"
Fridays at 10:00 PM
Saturdays at 2:00 & 10:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM.
Dec 5 to Dec 14, 2014
La MaMa E.T.C. Theater

This toy-puppet theatre extravaganza is a new take on Charles Dickens' classic with a few twists and digressions. Into the familiar story is woven a surprising and delightful blend of English, Jewish, African, American and Czech winter rituals, customs and holiday songs, all performed by over three dozen marionettes ranging in size from four to twenty-four inches as well as found objects and toys. Mr. Horejs operates the whole cast of puppets, backed up by a live chorus: Czech, English, Hebrew & Swahili songs are performed by an "a capella monumentale" choir of Judith Barnes and Hayden DeWitt. The piece is still set in Old London, but with Czech accents. Imagine that the familiar tale was told to you not by an English serial novelist, but by your Czech grandmother.

Tickets $18 general admission; $13 for seniors and students. Call the box office at 646-430-5374 or visit www.lamama.org.

La MaMa E.T.C Theater | 75A E. 4th St.
New York, NY, 10003



Another New York Cool Tip:

Doug Varone and Dancers
Tue–Wed 7:30pm
Thu–Fri 8pm
Sat 2pm & 8pm
Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Following the Wednesday performance, there will be a post-performance conversation with Doug Varone.
Sunday evening’s performance celebrates dancer Eddie Taketa, honoring the culmination of two decades of artistry and commitment to the Company
December 2-7, 2014
The Joyce Theater

Applauded worldwide for its athleticism, kinetic artistry, and deep humanity, Doug Varone and Dancers returns to The Joyce Theater from December 2-7 with a program featuring a world premiere, a beloved revival, and a new solo performed by Doug Varone himself. A choreographer known for his carefully curated yet wildly diverse musical tastes, Varone drew upon the simultaneously elegiac and ravenous sound of Christopher Rouse’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Trombone Concerto to inspire his newest work, Dome. Castles, now one decade old and largely regarded as one of the most important works in the company’s repertory, returns to the stage for a highly anticipated revival – its first in NYC since 2006. Rounding out the program is The Fabulist, a work Varone choreographed for himself which premiered this past summer at American Dance Festival (ADF). .

Ticket Prices:
Single tickets start at $10. Call JoyceCharge (212-242-0800); visit the Box Office (Monday-Friday, 12- 6pm); or charge online at www.Joyce.org. NOTE: Ticket prices are subject to change.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.


 

December 3, 2014

Two New York Cool Tips:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015
New York City Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies and New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43nd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015 with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition. Artistic Director Robert Battle continues to expand the Company’s diverse repertory with premieres and new productions representing a wide range of important choreographic voices giving Ailey’s extraordinary group of artists new ways to inspire audiences, including:

• The premiere of Odetta (December 10th) by renowned Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing, who marries soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist anointed “the queen of American folk music” by Martin Luther King, Jr. The piece will pay tribute to Holmes's life as a singer, songwriter, actress, activist and "the voice of the Civil Rights Movement,” and her musical repertoire encompassing American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals.

• Ailey’s signature American masterpiece Revelations – acclaimed as an inspiring must-see for all – will be performed with live music on Dec. 5 eve, Dec. 6th mat & eve.

• Christopher Wheeldon’s dreamlike After the Rain Pas de Deux – praised for its sublime simplicity and intricate partnering – was an instant hit at New York City Ballet in 2005. Set to music by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, the sensual male-female pas de deux will be revealed in a fresh light as the Ailey dancers make it their own, premiering on Dec. 5th.

• Jacqulyn Buglisi’s Suspended Women, a mesmerizing ensemble piece created in 2000 illuminating the frailty and strength of women through time. Set to music by Maurice Ravel, and interpolations composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain, it is recognized as one of the signature works by this celebrated former Martha Graham dancer, choreographer and master teacher. (Company Premiere December 12th)

• Hofesh Shechter’s acclaimed Uprising, which features seven men who bombard the stage with intensity in an exhilarating work set to a percussive score by the choreographer himself.

• A new production of Bad Blood, an original work by former Ailey dancer and renowned choreographer Ulysses Dove, set to music by Laurie Anderson and Peter Gabriel.

• Special programs include:
• Family Matinee Series performances each Saturday during the season at 2pm
• “All New” Programs playing on Dec. 18, 20 mat, 26 eve, 28 eve, 21 mat.
• “Celebrating the Women of Ailey,” celebrating Linda Celeste Sims, Hope Boykin and the women of Ailey (Dec. 16)
• A New Year’s Eve performance featuring beloved Ailey dancers of the past and present

Ticket Price
Tickets starting at $25 are available for purchase at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212, or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org. Discount tickets are available for Ailey Super Fans who purchase tickets for more than one performance, for students with an appropriate ID, and for groups of ten or more (discounts do not apply to $25 tickets). For group sales, call 212-405-9082 or e-mail groupsales@alvinailey.org.

www.nycitycenter.org

New York City Center | 131 West 55th Street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues
New York, NY


Anna's Americana (Sokolow)
December 3-6 at 8 PM; December 7 at 3 PM
Georgia & Me
December 6 at 3 PM; December 7 at 7:30 PM
Theater of the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street


The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble presents "Anna's Americana," a program of dance/theater works by great American modern dance pioneer Anna Sokolow that have a special connection to America. Program includes the 1984 'Preludes," to music by Gershwin; "Homage to Edgar Allan Poe," and "Frida," Sokolow's tribute to her friend Frida Kahlo and her last major work, created in 1997 when the choreographer was 87 years old. Also on the program, the duet "Are We There Yet," choreographed by Alan Danielson and danced by Jim May and special guest Clay Taliaferro. Music for three of the works will be played live by pianist Amir Khusrowpour.

Also guesting with the company is Sarah Ford, performing her one-woman show "Georgia & Me," a memory and fantasy play investigating inspiration, passion, creativity and survival. Georgia O'Keeffe is the catalyst for this theater/dance work directed by director/dramaturge Zoya Kachadurian.
Tickets: $30; $18 for students/seniors

Reservations: 646.395.4322 or http://www.14swtreety.org

Theater of the 14th Street Y | 344 East 14th Street (just west of First Avenue)


 

November 30, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

William Goulet's
FILLER
Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm & 8pm.
No performances Nov. 21 - 28.
Previews begin November 6
Opens November 9th
November 6 - 30,
64E4 Main Stage

64E4 will present the World Premiere of FILLER, a new American play written and directed by William Goulet. Previews begin November 6 at 64E4 Main Stage with opening night slated for November 9.

In FILLER, nurturing Marian and neurotic Adler are a married couple living in near isolation in a mid-size American city. Over the years, their relationship has become more that of mother and child than husband and wife. When two repairmen show up, it sets off a chain of events that threatens their complacency.

FILLER stars Gabriele Schafer (Outside Inn at 59E59), Ross Pivec, Kyle Minshew (Prometheus Bound at New York Theatre Workshop), Adam Hyland (The Sublet Experiment), and Philip de la Cal. The production features sets by Christopher and Justin Swader, lighting by Mary Ellen Stebbins, and stage management by Kristine Schlachter.

Tickets are $18 at 800-838-3006 or www.BrownPaperTickets.com

64E4 Main Stage | 64 East 4th street
Between 2nd Avenue and Bowery.


 

November 29, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Anthony Caporale's
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
Fridays and Saturdays 8PM – 9:30PM
November 21st through December 27th.
The Huron Club at SoHo Playhouse

The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit comedy with drinks and music! The Huffington Post proclaims "The Imbible" is "an absolute must-see!" Following in the footsteps of hit comedy-edutainment shows like "Assume the Position" with Mr. Wuhl and Colin Quinn's "Long Story Short," "The Imbible" sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, guides the audience through cocktail tastings, and - like any good bartender - keeps his guests laughing throughout the night! Combining Anthony's encyclopedic knowledge of beverage history and decades of bartending experience with his legendary skills as a storyteller and entertainer, "The Imbible" treats audiences to a completely original and thoroughly enjoyable evening of theatre utterly unlike anything they've ever experienced! "Remarkably compelling!" raves Time Out New York, giving the show four stars and making it a Critics' Pick! Get your tickets early as this show sells out weekly!

Tickets $29 including 3 drinks. For more information or advance purchase visit imbible.org, or call 212-691-1555.

SoHo Playhouse |15 Vandam Street at Sixth Avenue



 

November 28, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER ANNOUNCES
2014 ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY SHOW LINEUP
November 28 - December 21

Featuring Mink Stole, Jackie Beat & the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race
** Now with special Brunch performances for some shows**

November 28 - December 19:
DISTORTED KRISTMESS
In the 3rd annual edition of this new Christmas traditional, all of your holiday favorites are run past a dirty funhouse mirror. Highlights include The 12 Drunks of Christmas, a twisted take on Let It Snow, I'm Dreaming of A White Trash Christmas, and a holiday tribute to Bea Arthur, as well as a special visit from The Port Authority Cockettes, an extremely downscale version of the celebrated Radio City Rockettes. Starring a quartet of downtown NYC nightlife's hottest and most in-demand performers: HOLLY DAE, BOOTSIE LEFARIS, PIXIE AVENTURA & BRENDA DHARLING. Fridays, Nov. 28 - Dec 19 at 10pm. Tix are $20.

December 5-7:
COURTNEY ACT: 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS
There is no "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" when you spend Christmas in Australia -- it's summertime there, after all! In 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Aussie drag sensation COURTNEY ACT regales audiences with holiday songs and stories about dreaming of a white Christmas Down Under. So grab your mate and come gather 'round Courtney's Christmas Bush for this evening of live music, special guests and a whole lot of holiday cheer. 7pm. Tix are $22 with a $40 VIP ticket available.

December 8-21:
JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED 2014
With original songs, covers and comedy from celebrated performers
JINKX MONSOON and MAJOR SCALES, this new holiday show has a little
something for everyone at the most wonderful time of the year. Featured are last year's favorites, including Sarah Silverman's "Give the Jew Girl Toys" and a warped version of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," as well as some new songs and surprises for this 2014 edition. Dec 8-11 & 19 at 7pm with a special brunch show on Dec. 21 at 1:30pm and midnight shows Dec 19& 20. Tix are $25 with a $50 VIP ticket available.

December 11 -14:
MINK STOLE: OMG! IT'S CHRISTMAS!
Cult film icon MINK STOLE (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby) premieres her new holiday show, performed alongside Her Wonderful Band. You’d expect something unconventional from John Waters’ favorite actress, and she delivers just that -- performing songs including "Stay a Little Longer Santa," "Le Petit Tambour " (The Little Drummer Boy in French), Tom Lehrer’s "Christmas Carol," "Pretty Paper," "Christmas Time is Here" and more. 8:30pm. Tix are $25 with a $50 VIP ticket available.

December 12-14:
ALASKA 5000'S BLUE CHRISTMAS
The holidays are a time for celebration and joy-- a time for friends and family, and love and laughter... but not this year. With ALASKA 5000'S BLUE CHRISTMAS, join extraterrestrial starlet Alaska and her musical mystic Handsome Jeremy for the saddest Christmas show ever. This Christmas, everything is wrong, nothing is right, and songs of loneliness and heartbreak reign supreme. December 12 - 14 at 7pm, with a special midnight show on Dec 12 and a brunch show on Dec. 14 at 1pm. Tix are $22 with a $40 VIP ticket available.

December 20 & 21:
JACKIE BEAT ON ICE
This Christmas, drag is dead! Join frosty drag star JACKIE BEAT as she continues her mission to poison every sacred belief and holiday tradition with her 17th annual Christmas show. This addictive antidote to holiday cheer is a blizzard of new seasonal material including "A Gay in A Manger" and some classic Christmas Jackie such as her cocaine-fueled rewrite of “Let It Snow,” the pregnancy confessional “Santa’s Baby,” a menorah-loving “Jew Christmas,” a booze-infused spin on “Happy Holidays” called “Alcoholidays,” and the STD cautionary tale "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Syphilis." 7pm & 9:30pm. Tix are $22.

The Laurie Beechman Theater | West Bank Café | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue -- accessible from all trains at 42nd Street.




November 27, 2014


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo Credit: Angelo Rivera

Happy Thanksgiving from the writers and photographers of New York Cool!


 

November 24, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation’s
“Life Without Lupus Gala 2014” Celebrating Innovation
Monday, November 24, 2014
6:30 – 10:00 PM
American Museum of Natural History


This year’s black-tie “Life Without Lupus Gala 2014”at the American Museum of Natural History celebrates the breakthroughs in lupus research that are transforming patients’ lives and bringing us closer to a cure. Gala Honoree, Iris Cantor, is passionate about improving healthcare and furthering medical research that will enhance the quality of life – goals the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute deeply share and foster. Our Scientific Honoree, Dr. Bahija Jallal, is recognized for helping MedImmune fulfill its commitment to the lupus community as it champions innovation, pioneers scientific discovery and pursues safe and effective new treatments.

Over 600 guests will enjoy a full program and extravagant dinner served by Caterer Restaurant Associates, the official caterer for the Museum.
Entertainment: The legendary, Tony Bennett will give a special performance in this intimate setting for a cause he has supported for decades. A live auction will allow participants to support specific patient programs or a particular piece of cutting-edge research at renowned institutions worldwide.
Gala Honoree: Iris Cantor, Chairman & President Iris B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
Scientific Honoree: Bahija Jallal, PhD, Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca, Head of MedImmune

Event Agenda: Cocktails, Formal Program/Dinner, Auction, Entertainment
Special Performance: The Legendary Tony Bennett
Host: Willie Geist, Co-Host NBC’s Today Show and Co-Host, MSNBC’s Morning Joe
Honorary Gala Chair: Jessye Norman
Dinner Chairs:
Jennie and Richard DeScherer
Anna R. Fisch
Susan Golick and Alan Wasserman
Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg
Pamela and Arnold Lehman
Bing Yao, PhD

Purchase tables or tickets: Individual Tickets Start at: $1,500; table for 10 and Journal recognition at varying levels: Benefactor: $12,500; Pacesetter: $15,000; Advancement Society: $25,000; Leadership Society: $50,000; Founders Circle $100,000+ Advertisements in event journal range from $500.00 to $6,500; Journal page at $3,500 and above include a commensurate number of Gala tickets

Website: http://www.lupusny.org/events/upcoming/2014/join-us-life-without-lupus-gala-2014

The American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West
At 79th Street, New York City




November 23, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Piotr Borowki
The King of Hearts Is Off Again
Wen, Fri, Sat 7:30PM, Sun 2PM
Nov 26 - Nov 30
La MaMa Theater


The play is the real-life story of a Jewish woman, Izolda Regenberg, who set out to save her husband from the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz by disguising herself and living as an Aryan. She succeeded. The story of their survival--through bribery, terror, rapes, escapes from death camps, prostitution and more--is staged with four actors playing 22 parts. Facing unimaginable situations, love becomes Izolda's sole means of survival as her own identity becomes obsolete. Her epic journey between 1943 and 1968 is told through a patchwork of scenes, with compact dialogue that is translated in supertitles. The production employs dance-like movement that is often tempestuous, ritualistic, and so expressive that the supertitles often seem superfluous.

Tickets general $18, $13 seniors and students . For more information or advance purchase call 212-475-7710 or visit www.lamama.org

La MaMa Theater | 74A E, 4th St, NY 10003
(Manhattan)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Windsong, a concert by Melodia Women’s Choir
Sunday November 23, 3:00 PM
West End Collegiate


Melodia's 25 women singers, conducted by Cynthia Powell, present an evening of beautiful music with autumn and winter themes, including works by Gwyneth Walker, Ola Gjeilo, Franz Biebl, and others. Followed by Second Annual Melodia Holiday Gift Bazaar. Original art, jewelry, wool-crafts, textiles, etc.

Concert tickets $20 advance, $15 advance sen/stu, $25 door.
Tickets, audio samples, info: www.melodiawomenschoir.org
(Bazaar admission is free)

West End Collegiate | 245 West 77th Street @ West End Avenue, NYC


November 22, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Black Violin
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm
Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm with Black Violin. Three-time winners of Amateur Night at the Apollo, this classically trained violin duo inspires young people to get fired up about classical music with their unique fusion of classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B. Recommended for ages eight and up. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

It's hard to think of another African-American violin player to make their mark in popular music, so classically trained South Florida twosome, Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste and Kevin "Kev Marcus" Sylvester, who go by the name Black Violin are a welcome revelation for their ability to meld high-brow and pop culture, " Brandenburg" and "break-down," into a single genre-busting act. The band's most recent album, Classically Trained, is the follow-up to their 2007 self-titled debut on their own Di-Versatile Music Group label, which is as good an introduction to their groundbreaking blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and even bluegrass music. Live, they are often accompanied by their crack band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJTK (Dwayne Dayal), drummer Beat-down (Jermaine McQueen) and cellist Joe Cello (Joseph Valbrun).

Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Hot Peas 'N Butter, The Snow Maiden, or Target Storybook Series shows). 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2/5 trains to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue



Another New York Cool Tip:

Cathedral Flourishes: To St. Cecilia
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM (St. Cecilia Day)
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK proudly announces its 40th-Anniversary Season on this auspicious occasion - St. Cecilia Day (Patron Saint of Musicians). Maestro Frederick Renz conducts his baroque orchestra in festive works for natural trumpets & timpani by Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries, George Frederick Handel and William Boyce.

Reserved Seating $40, Students with ID $20 at door, Subscription discounts available, www.EarlyMusicNY.org or call Box Office 212 280-0330

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine | Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025


 

November 21, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Manhattan Dolls-From Sea to Swingin Sea-LIVE!
Friday, Nov 21 2014, 930pm
The West End Lounge

The Manhattan Dolls are New York City-based, swing-style female vocal trios with the sound of The Andrews Sisters. The Dolls have chosen one of their favorite NYC venues, The West End Lounge, to perform their CD release concert for their second CD, "The Manhattan Dolls: From Sea To Swingin' Sea", which officially comes out on November 15, 2014!

Started by former USO Girls, The Dolls travel the US and abroad performing for military events, air shows, award ceremonies, parades, jazz clubs, concert series and more! They have been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, BBC Radio London and Fox and Friends, to name a few. With three different trios performing, this is a rare opportunity to see so many Dolls in one place, performing the music of this era with impeccably authentic style, not to mention a great opportunity to have every Doll autograph your CD! If you love The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Bing Crosby, and other similar artists, this is an evening not to be missed!

For more on The Manhattan Dolls, visit their website at: www.TheManhattanDolls.com

TICKETS:
$10-25 (plus 2 drink minimum)
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/895591

The West End Lounge | 955 west end avenue (@106th st)


November 20, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

"Flithy Lucre" Book Launch and Conversation
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 6:30pm
DC Moore Gallery


Please join renowned art critic David Hickey & artist Darren Waterston in a provocative conversation on art, wealth, and patronage at DC Moore Gallery (535 West 22nd Street) on November 20, 6:30pm. The event will be co-hosted by Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler and MASS MoCA and will celebrate the new book Darren Waterston: "Filthy Lucre."

The book offers original photography of Waterston’s recent large-scale installation, "Filthy Lucre," a reimagining of James McNeill Whistler’s famous Peacock Room as a decadent ruin, collapsing under the weight of its own excesses, materials and history. Currently on view at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) the piece and opens at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in May 2015, where the original Peacock Room is permanently on view.

This event at the DC Moore Gallery is free and open to the public; RSVP recommended at info@dcmooregallery.com.

DC Moore Gallery | 535 West 22nd Street


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Lulu's Dove House Event at Sons of Essex
Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sons of Essex

Brought to you by Adam Aleksander, once a month, Sons of Essex on the Lower East Side is transformed into a speakeasy inspired by old school New Orleans, where the booze flows fruitfully, the food is fantastic and burlesque dancers and performers entertain throughout the night.

Prior to the beginning of the night, guests present themselves at an undisclosed “meet place” where they will relinquish their identities, receiving a members card with a new identity to embody for the evening. They will then be directed to Sons of Essex, where they will present their membership card that will grant them access to pass through the red velvet curtain where they will indulge in an all-star program of gastronomic delights, salacious performances, seductive pleasures, hot jazz and a performance-fueled cocktail of well-heeled "high hatters" in search of a deviant thrill mixed with the exotic pulse of Storyville circa 1914.

The night begins with a seated dinner created by Chef Chris Mitchell, formerly of Fette Sau BBQ, The Breslin andBFB Highline, who conceptualized a classic Storyville fare of Louisiana favorites including Shrimp n Grits, Po Boy, Etouffe and Bananas Foster. A list of premium wines will accompany the meal, and performances and music will illuminate the space throughout the night as part of an all-inclusive experience. Following dinner, the night segues into a full blown party as the band will strike up and guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle into the wee hours of the night.

Tickets Available at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lulu-dove-house-event-at-sons-of-essex-tickets-14114010385

Sons of Essex | 133 Essex St, Manhattan, NY 10002



November 19, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Piotr Borowki
The King of Hearts Is Off Again
Wen, Fri, Sat 7:30PM, Sun 2PM
Nov 26 - Nov 30
La MaMa Theater


The play is the real-life story of a Jewish woman, Izolda Regenberg, who set out to save her husband from the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz by disguising herself and living as an Aryan. She succeeded. The story of their survival--through bribery, terror, rapes, escapes from death camps, prostitution and more--is staged with four actors playing 22 parts. Facing unimaginable situations, love becomes Izolda's sole means of survival as her own identity becomes obsolete. Her epic journey between 1943 and 1968 is told through a patchwork of scenes, with compact dialogue that is translated in supertitles. The production employs dance-like movement that is often tempestuous, ritualistic, and so expressive that the supertitles often seem superfluous.

Tickets general $18, $13 seniors and students . For more information or advance purchase call 212-475-7710 or visit www.lamama.org

La MaMa Theater | 74A E, 4th St, NY 10003
(Manhattan)


November 18, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Kate Robin's
I SEE YOU
Previews beging November 7th
Opening November 16th
Tuesday-Saturday at 7PM
Saturday-Sunday at 3PM; except November 25-30.
November 7 - December 21
The Flea Theater

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16.

A disengaged stay-at-home dad and an apocalyptically anxious mom meet in this illicit rom com that spins out of control. In a world headed for disaster, what are the rules?

“I SEE YOU is really about the psychic and emotional stress of living in the cusp of the apocalypse - which is sort of where we are,” says Robin who is returning to The Flea for her second production following The Light Outside.

This two-hander features Danielle Slavick (Through the Yellow Hour) and Stephen Barker Turner (The North Pool) with design by Kyle Chepulis (Set), Brian Aldus (Lighting), Claudia Brown (Costumes), and Janie Bullard (Sound).

With I SEE YOU, The Flea Theater continues its commitment to creating theater that is accessible to all. Every production at The Flea will have a limited number of $15 tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis. We also will be continuing with our Pay What You Can performances on Tuesday nights Upstairs at The Flea. Pay What You Can tickets are available one hour prior to performance.

Tickets are $15 - $70 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets available for $100. Pay What You Can every Tuesdays at the door.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.




November 17, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Rockers on Broadway
6:30pm - VIP for Step & Repeat
7:00pm – General Admission & Standing Room
Monday November 17, 2014
Le Poison Rouge

The PATH Fund’s Donnie Kehr has announced the list of additional performers for their gala event on Monday, November 17 at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) in New York City; which this year honors Frankie Valli and Micky Dolenz with Lifetime Achievement Awards; and, radio-personality Cousin Bruce Morrow with the Ambassador of Rock Award.

The added performers (who will join the already-announced list of Dolenz; Nick Cordero; Jarrod Spector; Preston Truman Boyd; Steve Gouveia; Michael Lanning; and, Jeremy Schonfeld) include Lilli Cooper (Wicked, Spring Awakening); Joe Cassidy (If/Then, Catch Me if You Can); Brian Gallagher (Jekyll & Hyde); Megan Hilty (Smash, 9 to 5, Wicked); Eric Michael Krop (Godspell); Tracy McDowell (Motown, Rent); Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring It On) and, Courtney Reed (Aladdin, In The Heights)

Adds Kehr, “This year we will honor two of America's teen idol icons Micky Dolenz and Frankie Valli with Lifetime Achievement Awards and legendary DJ 'Cousin' Brucie Morrow with the Ambassador of Rock Award."

"Teen idols have always been a special kind of rock star! When their songs came on the radio our hearts skipped a beat. We tacked their photos to our bedroom walls, faithfully watched their TV shows and bought their records --and we might have even written some of them a love note or two... we all had one."

For over two decades, the annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Benefit Concert has raised over $300,000. Proceeds from 2014’s event benefitting The Broadway Dreams Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, says Cori Gardner, Executive Producer of The PATH Fund, the nonprofit organization that produces the event.

“ROCKERS ON BROADWAY - TEEN IDOLS will feature songs and performances by your favorite teen icons from the past 50 years and Broadway finest, says event creator Donnie Kehr, who is currently in Clint Eastwood’s film of Jersey Boys.

For more information and visit www.rockersonbroadway.com.


Tickets: https://www.ticketprophet.com/events/9790/orders/new

Le Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker Street | New York City


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Flea Theater's "Smoke" has been extended through December 18, 2014.

SMOKE
August 22 -December 18, 2014
The Flea Theater

In this BDSM erotic power play, SMOKE brings an entitled college student and a jaded wannabe artist – with more in common than they thought – past the verge.

The production features Stephen Stout (Restoration Comedy, These Seven Sicknesses), Madeleine Bundy (a cautionary tail), Ivan Dolido, and Adelind Horan (The Mysteries). The creative team includes Andrew Diaz (Set Design), Beth Goldenberg (Costume Design), Daisy Long (Lighting Design), Lee Kinney (Sound Design), Jesse Geguzis (Fight Choregraphy) and Ben Andersen (Stage Management).

Tickets are $15 – $25 – $35
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/14/

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway).


November 16, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Francesca Harper's
"The Look of Feeling"
Sunday November 16 at 7:30 PM
Steps on Broadway

Acclaimed dancer/choreographer Francesca Harper will perform her dance/theater work "The Look of Feeling," a tribute to her mother, American dance pioneer Denise Jefferson. Noted film actress/dancer and Broadway performer Hope Clarke will narrate this powerful, very personal one woman show in which Harper recounts her family's flight from Coffeeville, Mississippi to her mother's legacy as founding director of The Ailey School and a major figure on the New York dance scene. A reception will follow the performance, presented by Steps Beyond.

Tickets: $15
Reservations: 212.874.2410 ext. 127 or www.stepsnyc.com

Steps on Broadway | 2121 Broadway
Entrance between 74th & 75th Streets)



November 15, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

THE MIKHAILOVSKY BALLET
November 11–23, 2014
David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center)


Live Orchestra

Ardani Artist proudly presents for the first time in the United States The Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia for a special two week engagement November 11 – 23, 2014 at the David H. Koch Theatre (Lincoln Center) NYC. There will be four programs for this premiere engagement performed with a live orchestra. The Mikhailovsky Ballet USA engagement is supported by the Russian Miistry of Culture.

Tickets are now on sale for this historic event. Tickets are: Orchestra & 1st Ring $29, $55, $89, $129 & $149; 2nd & 3rd Ring $29, $55, $89 &$129; 4th Ring $55, $89, & $129. There also will be only 25 Premium ticket packages for each performance (best in the Orchestra, souvenir program, a glass of champagne, meet company members). Buy 2 programs get a 10% discount; 3 programs with a 20% discount. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web. http://davidhkochtheater.com/


David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center)



Another New York Cool Tip:

SUPER SABADO: Cara a Cara
Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Museo del Barrio

Explore and discover the people and world around you through art-making, movement workshops and the artwork of Marisol! Explora y descubre a las personas y al mundo que te rodea a través de historias, talleres de arte, talleres de movimiento, y el arte de la artista Marisol.

Admission: Free

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street | New York | NY | 10029.


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

INTERNATIONAL
PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE
FILM FESTIVAL Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:00 pm
El Café | El Museo

Join us for a special tribute to Priscilla Lopez with surprise celebrity guests, performance clips, remarks from her award winning co-stars, and a musical review.

Admission: Free, RSVP at iprhff.org

El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street | New York | NY | 10029.


November 14, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Dance for Dance 2014
Friday November 14, 7 to 11 PM
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Education Center

Judith Malina, film actress, writer, and director & co-founder of The Living Theatre, will receive the 2014 "Educational Visionary" Lifetime Achievement Award for promoting education through the arts. Now 88 years old and still active as a mentor and educator, Ms. Malina will be presented with the honor by Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis. Emcee for the evening will be Nicky Paraiso, curator of La MaMa E.T.C. The event will benefit Mark DeGarmo & Dancers, helping them to continue their splendid dance educational programs in several under-served NYC schools. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres and drinks, a silent auction of goods, gift certificates and more, a student performance, and dancing for all to music spun by DJ Gio' di Mola.

Tickets start at $50. Reservations at www.markdegarmoarts.org/events

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Education Center | 107 Suffolk Street
Between Rivington & Delancey on NYC's Lower East Side




November 13, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Klopotic-Pierce-Zoernig Trio in Concert
Thursday, November 13 – 8:00 PM
DiMenna Center for Classical Music

The acclaimed Klopotic-Pierce-Zoernig Trio will be in concert on Thursday, November 13 – 8:00 PM in Mary Flagler Cary Hall of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th St. in Manhattan.

Performers will be violinist Julianne Klopotic, cellist Lawrence Zoernig and pianist Joshua Pierce.
Visit the trio at http://www.jamesarts.com/pierce/kpz-trio.html. Repertoire will be Beethoven’s Fourteen Variations on An Original Theme in Eb Major, Op. 44 and Schubert’s Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 99.

Tickets for the November 13 concert are $20, which includes post-concert reception, available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/920100. To reserve tickets, call 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net. For directions, visit http://www.oslmusic.org/dmc-faq/directions-parking

Mary Flagler Cary Hall of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music | 450 West 37th St. Manhattan


 

November 12, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

William Goulet's
FILLER
Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm & 8pm.
No performances Nov. 21 - 28.
Previews begin November 6
Opens November 9th
November 6 - 30,
64E4 Main Stage

64E4 will present the World Premiere of FILLER, a new American play written and directed by William Goulet. Previews begin November 6 at 64E4 Main Stage with opening night slated for November 9.

In FILLER, nurturing Marian and neurotic Adler are a married couple living in near isolation in a mid-size American city. Over the years, their relationship has become more that of mother and child than husband and wife. When two repairmen show up, it sets off a chain of events that threatens their complacency.

FILLER stars Gabriele Schafer (Outside Inn at 59E59), Ross Pivec, Kyle Minshew (Prometheus Bound at New York Theatre Workshop), Adam Hyland (The Sublet Experiment), and Philip de la Cal. The production features sets by Christopher and Justin Swader, lighting by Mary Ellen Stebbins, and stage management by Kristine Schlachter.

Tickets are $18 at 800-838-3006 or www.BrownPaperTickets.com

64E4 Main Stage | 64 East 4th street
Between 2nd Avenue and Bowery.




November 11, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Kate Robin's
I SEE YOU
Previews beging November 7th
Opening November 16th
Tuesday-Saturday at 7PM
Saturday-Sunday at 3PM; except November 25-30.
November 7 - December 21
The Flea Theater

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16.

A disengaged stay-at-home dad and an apocalyptically anxious mom meet in this illicit rom com that spins out of control. In a world headed for disaster, what are the rules?

“I SEE YOU is really about the psychic and emotional stress of living in the cusp of the apocalypse - which is sort of where we are,” says Robin who is returning to The Flea for her second production following The Light Outside.

This two-hander features Danielle Slavick (Through the Yellow Hour) and Stephen Barker Turner (The North Pool) with design by Kyle Chepulis (Set), Brian Aldus (Lighting), Claudia Brown (Costumes), and Janie Bullard (Sound).

With I SEE YOU, The Flea Theater continues its commitment to creating theater that is accessible to all. Every production at The Flea will have a limited number of $15 tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis. We also will be continuing with our Pay What You Can performances on Tuesday nights Upstairs at The Flea. Pay What You Can tickets are available one hour prior to performance.

Tickets are $15 - $70 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets available for $100. Pay What You Can every Tuesdays at the door.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.


 


November 10, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Theatre Communications Group 2014 Gala
Monday, November 10, 2014
Cocktails start at 6:00 followed by dinner and performances at 7:00.
583 Park Avenue

Honorees: Jules Fisher, Lynn Nottage, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Presenters: George C. Wolfe will be presenting Jules Fisher will his award; Kate Whoriskey will be presenting Lynn Nottage; Judy O. Rubin will be the presenter for Doris Charitable Foundation.

The Program: The evening’s entertainment will include excerpts of important new theatrical works by TCG Member Theatres Productions A Walk on the Moon and Immediate Family.

Dress: Guests are asked to wear festive attire.

Tickets Start at $600 & Tables at $10,000. For Ticket information contact: TCGgala@jksevents.com

583 Park Avenue


 

November 9, 2014

New York Cool Tip:


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York "
Illustraded by Sophie Escabasse


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York" is part of a free promotion today Saturday, November 8th through Sunday November 9th. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if "The Hunger Games" is only for children.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MDLSJI


Written by Wendy R Williams Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse


Another New York Cool Tip: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Terrence McNally’s "It’s Only a Play", which is now playing at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.


New York Cool Tip:

The Rogue Dancers Present
Yarn
Saturday, November 8th at 8pm
Sunday, November 9th at 2:30pm
The Secret Theater

Yarn is a coming of age story that evolves gracefully from childhood through adulthood using life firsts as markers weaved with theater-dance storytelling and universal truths. The piece document the dancers’ personal life journeys mixed with dramatizes wishes and regrets,
Tickets $18. For more information or advance purchase visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yarn-world-premiere-and-gala-tickets-13287365869

www.theroguedancers.com.

The Secret Theater | 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY 11101


Another New York Cool Tip:

THE MIKHAILOVSKY BALLET
November 11–23, 2014
David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center)


Live Orchestra

Ardani Artist proudly presents for the first time in the United States The Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia for a special two week engagement November 11 – 23, 2014 at the David H. Koch Theatre (Lincoln Center) NYC. There will be four programs for this premiere engagement performed with a live orchestra. The Mikhailovsky Ballet USA engagement is supported by the Russian Miistry of Culture.

Tickets are now on sale for this historic event. Tickets are: Orchestra & 1st Ring $29, $55, $89, $129 & $149; 2nd & 3rd Ring $29, $55, $89 &$129; 4th Ring $55, $89, & $129. There also will be only 25 Premium ticket packages for each performance (best in the Orchestra, souvenir program, a glass of champagne, meet company members). Buy 2 programs get a 10% discount; 3 programs with a 20% discount. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web. http://davidhkochtheater.com/


David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center)


 

November 7, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Kate Robin's
I SEE YOU
Previews beging November 7th
Opening November 16th
Tuesday-Saturday at 7PM
Saturday-Sunday at 3PM; except November 25-30.
November 7 - December 21
The Flea Theater

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16.

A disengaged stay-at-home dad and an apocalyptically anxious mom meet in this illicit rom com that spins out of control. In a world headed for disaster, what are the rules?

“I SEE YOU is really about the psychic and emotional stress of living in the cusp of the apocalypse - which is sort of where we are,” says Robin who is returning to The Flea for her second production following The Light Outside.

This two-hander features Danielle Slavick (Through the Yellow Hour) and Stephen Barker Turner (The North Pool) with design by Kyle Chepulis (Set), Brian Aldus (Lighting), Claudia Brown (Costumes), and Janie Bullard (Sound).

With I SEE YOU, The Flea Theater continues its commitment to creating theater that is accessible to all. Every production at The Flea will have a limited number of $15 tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis. We also will be continuing with our Pay What You Can performances on Tuesday nights Upstairs at The Flea. Pay What You Can tickets are available one hour prior to performance.

Tickets are $15 - $70 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets available for $100. Pay What You Can every Tuesdays at the door.

The Flea Theater | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Claudio Angelini
My Wife in a Chador
Nov 6 - Nov 23, Thu - Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Theater for the New City

Claudio Angelini is the well-known Italian TV news anchor known as the Dan Rather of Italy. He has written a seriocomedy, "My Wife in a Chador," in which a Pulitzer Prize nominated author resembling Norman Mailer is recruited to run for Mayor of New York. Coincidentally the author's wife, who is half Arabic, is mugged on the mean streets and is so traumatized by the crime that she decides to return to her Islamic roots and adopt the chador (head covering). The question then becomes: can a man campaigning with an Islamic wife win the mayoralty of our city? When his main opponent is revealed to having been funded by an Emir with terrorist ties, the Mayoral race becomes more than a frolic for the writer -- and the stakes rise considerably higher.

Tickets general $15, $12 seniors and students . For more information or advance purchase call 212-254-1109 or visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Theater for the New City | 155 First Ave
(Manhattan)


 

November 6, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights
November 6 and 7, 2014
Various Venues in Washington Heights

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, presents the 9th Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 1 through 9. This will be a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New York City, with more than 40 theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations. This is presented in celebration of PAMAR’s 30th Anniversary.

LACW 2014 highlights will include opening event, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, presenting Dia de los Muertos at Manhattan’s Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts and the third year of Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Other LACW highlights will be theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx. For a calendar of other LACW activities, please visit http://www.lacw.net/.

LACW 2014’s Opening Event - Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
November 1 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM
Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, presents the 9th Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 1 through 9. This will be a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New York City, with more than 40 theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations. This is presented in celebration of PAMAR’s 30th Anniversary.

November 1 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM - LACW 2014’s Opening Event - Calpulli Mexican Dance Company making its debut at Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts, 160 Convent Ave. in Manhattan. The program, Dia de los Muertos, with live music, evokes the unending relationship between the living and the departed. Visit Calpulli at http://www.calpullidance.org/.

Admission is $25.00 - $35.00, with a special discount for LACW attendees: $30 Orchestra seats using discount code: pamar. Discount code will be valid up until the day of performance. Tickets are available at http://adhatccny.org/shows/calpulli-dance-nov-1st/

LACW 2014 highlights will include opening event, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, presenting Dia de los Muertos at Manhattan’s Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts and the third year of Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Other LACW highlights will be theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx. For a calendar of other LACW activities, please visit http://www.lacw.net/.

Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts | 160 Convent Ave.
Manhattan





November 4, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble in Concert
Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00 PM
Christ and St. Stephen’s Church


The acclaimed Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble will be in concert, performing music for flute, harp and strings on Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00 PM at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th St. (between Columbus Avenue & Broadway) in Manhattan. This will be presented as part of Latin American Cultural Week NYC, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pan American Music Art Research (PAMAR).

Repertoire for this event will include works by Brazil’s Heitor Villa-Lobos, Spain’s Pablo de Sarasate, and Argentina’s Alberto Ginastera and Astor Piazzolla.

Performers will be Sally Shorrock, flute, Francisca Mendoza, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp.

Tickets are $15 at the door, cash only. For more information, call 516-586-3433 or visit http://www.csschurch.org/events/concert-events/. For public transit information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx. All Canta Libre concerts are ADA accessible.

Christ and St. Stephen’s Church | 120 West 69th St. in Manhattan
URL: http://www.cantalibre.org/


 

November 3, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

The Museum at Eldridge Street's
2014 Celebration and Gala
Monday, November 3, 2104
Gotham Hall


The Museum at Eldridge Street's 2014 Celebration and Gala will honor sports legends Mariano Rivera, Art Shamsky and Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Pulitzer Prize winning sportswriter Ira Berkow. Our honorees this year serve as models for all Americans. Their deep commitment to education, to religious freedom, to philanthropy, and their accomplishments , professionalism and brilliance on and off the field inspire us all.

A live and silent auction will feature great sports memorabilia and experiences and other wonderful items.

Tickets and information: http://www.eldridgestreet.org/gala/

Gotham Hall | 1356 Broadway, New York, NY 10018


 

November 1, 2014

New York Cool Tip:

Día de los Muertos 2014
November 1, 2014
Hotel Americano


Don't miss your chance to celebrate Dia de los Muertos with El Museo del Barrio's Junior Council! Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Hotel Americano for this wonderful fundraiser.

The evening will feature champagne and specialty cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot, Cuca Fresca Cachaça and Doña Sarita Mezcal. Beer will be provided by Day of the Dead Craft Beer.

The event will also feature a silent auction, music by DJ Kyra Caruso and Mitch Wells and an installation by Mexican artist Erika Harrsch.

For more information please contact Devon Caranicas, Special Events Coordinator, at specialevents@elmuseo.org or 212-660-7139.

100% of the proceeds go directly to support El Museo's education and public programs.


Hotel Americano | 518 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001



 


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