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Address: 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Jun-02-20 07:30 PM Uptown Showdown: Moms Vs. Dads Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Mom’s coddling or Dad’s tough love: which brand of parental care makes the best kids? Battle your own personal Oedipus or Electra complex as we find out which progenitor is simply better at love.

The popular comedy debate series invites two teams of funny folks from the worlds of stand-up and late-night television to tackle topics of great importance to pop culture, such as which pet is superior--cats or dogs--and is it better to be comfortable or fashionable? The verbal sparring and all-around absurdity stop only when the audience decides the winner. Hosted by Matthew Love.

Performers subject to change.

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Past Performers include
Elna Baker, Maria Bamford, Michael Ian Black, Guy Branum, Wyatt Cenac, Ronny Chieng, Jo Firestone, John Fugelsang, Janeane Garofalo, Jon Glaser, Ilana Glazer, Josh Gondelman, Dave Hill, Maeve Higgins, Mehran Khaghani, Julie Klausner, Hasan Minhaj, Aparna Nancherla, Kristen Schaal, Baratunde Thurston, Kevin Townley, Michael Showalter, Dan Soder, Bowen Yang, Sasheer Zamata, and many more.

Jun-03-20 06:00 PM ESDC Spring 2020 Recital Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Come celebrate our amazing East Side Dance Company students as they present the Spring 2020 recital.

Jun-05-20 08:00 PM New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Guest Conductor: Benjamin Grow
Soloist: Michelle Ross, violin

Program: BEETHOVEN 250: All-Beethoven Celebration
Beethoven Violin Concerto, op. 61, D Major
Beethoven Symphony No. 5, op.67, C minor

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, op. 61, D Major was composed and premiered in 1806 but languished for decades until 1844 when the young Joseph Joachim performed it in London and subsequently became its advocate. NASO is thrilled to welcome back the multi-talented Michelle Ross – violinist and composer and educator and improviser and more – as soloist for this major work (Michelle played Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with NASO in February 2016). Benjamin Grow who serves as Music Director/Principal Conductor of Chelsea Opera, returns to conclude this celebratory season, conducting the monumental Beethoven Symphony No. 5 , op.67, C minor: Fate knocks, V for Victory is sounded… The importance of this symphony cannot be overstated and is evidenced by the fact that it was chosen for the inaugural concerts of the New York Philharmonic in December 1842. Listen for trombones in the last movement (one of the earliest times - some say the first time - they appear in a symphony). And remember one more major Beethoven work will be featured in November 2020!

Jun-07-20 04:00 PM Hariyama Ballet Spring Performance 2020 Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Ballet from Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky, Tap, Jazz and more. From little ballerinas to award-winning students, Jazz and Tap dancers will perform. We would like to share our joy of dance, movement, and music.

Jun-07-20 07:30 PM NT Live: The Welkin Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Theater on Screen

A new play by Lucy Kirkwood recorded live from the National Theatre in London.

One life in the hands of 12 women.

Rural England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, 21-year-old Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When Sally claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

James Macdonald (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins).

“Very funny, brutally honest and smartly irreverent.” —Broadway World

Part of Symphony Space's Theater on Screen series, groundbreaking theater comes across the pond direct to our screens.

Private group screenings available! (Minimum 75 attendees)

Contact [email protected].

Jun-08-20 07:30 PM Charles Ives Music Festival Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

The Charles Ives Music Festival honors the legacy of Charles Ives by bringing American music to the greater Fairfield County area, a community that is home to one of America’s most famous composers. CIMF concerts regularly feature dynamic and unique artists performing Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st-century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music. This evening's concert features the 'Adagio for Things' podcast and the award-winning Ulysses Quartet.

Jun-10-20 07:30 PM Selected Shorts: A Surprising Night of Shorts Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

You never know what might happen at a Surprising Night of Shorts. Previous Surprising Nights have included evenings with Alice Munro, Chuck Palahniuk, and John Irving.

Featuring a reading of the 2020 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize-winning story!

Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.

Recent readers include Ellen Burstyn, Kate Walsh, Bebe Neuwirth, Claire Danes, Michael Shannon, Kyle Maclachlan, LeVar Burton, Jane Curtin, Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Nixon, Rainn Wilson, Holly Hunter, Hugh Dancy, Joan Allen, Josh Radnor, Tony Shalhoub, Maggie Gyllenhaal, BD Wong and more.

Actors subject to change. Casting and special guests will be announced on our website so check for up-to-date information.

Jun-12-20 09:00 PM Mennie/Minasi Duo Bar Thalia

Carol Mennie / Dom Minasi Duo

Carol began singing jazz in 1989 when she met her husband, jazz guitarist Dom Minasi, and by April 1990 they debuted as a duo in the Kingsborough College Jazz Concert. Carol combined her singing & acting in the dual role of Lady Blues and Mrs. Beckoff in the revival of TORCH SONG TRILOGY in New York, where Dom was the Musical Director.

Carol and Dom have worked as a duo since 1990, performing in the most noted clubs, including Birdland, Smoke and The Blue Note in New York City. During the 1999 Christmas Season they performed at the Clinton White House. In 2002 they performed with their septet at the Central Park Bandshell. Carol can be heard on Dom Minasi’s Time Will Tell on Monk’s ’ Round Midnight. She is featured on Dom’s website (www.domminasi.com) as well as her own: (www.carolmennie.com)

Her 2004 release as a solo artist I’m Not A Sometime Thing produced arranged by Dom with 5 of his originals, met with glowing reviews. Other collaborations include being featured on Dom’s double CD extravaganza, The Vampire’s Revenge voted ‘Top 10 Album of 2006’ by Downbeat’s Howie Mandel.
Carol is currently working on her next album featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith.

What Critics Are Saying About Carol Mennie’s “I’m Not A Sometime Thing”

“...highly recommended.”
“...reservoirs of emotion ... like Billie Holliday...” Jim Santella: Allaboutjazz.com

Don Williamson: Jazz Review.com - "I'm Not A Sometime Thing’ is a wonderful and adventurous first outing
by the New York vocalist. It is ...sexy, sultry, playful ...”

Russ Musto of NY Daily Jazz Newspaper - “Mennie makes you listen to a lyric, whether you felt like it or not".

“Carol Mennie steps out as a leader and hits one out of the park.”

“...a worthy addition to any jazz collection.” - Michael Bailey: Senior Editor AAJ.com

Quotes About Carol Mennie’s “Round Midnight” Vocal Featured on Dom Minasi’s Time Will Tell CDM 1003

“Carol Mennie’ s authoritative alto voice gives the room a subtle tinge of smoke and dimmed lights.” - Jim Santella: Allaboutjazz.com

“...Carol Mennie supplying pliant vocals, perfect with Minasi’s and Ulrich’s strings.”

“...Mennie, contributes a haunting interpretation of the lyric.”

Karl Stober: Ejazz News Frank A. Matzer: Allaboutjazz.com

Jay Collins Bruce Galenter: Down Town Music Gallery News Letter

C. Michael Bailey: Allaboutjazz.com “...added the voice of Carol Mennie to ‘Round Midnight’ to bring microtonal lyrical expression to the tune.”

Don Williamson: Jazz Review - “ ‘Round Midnight’ is an exquisite piece with the sensual overtones of wife Carol Mennie. This is a superb emotion to end this long- awaited project. The strings and vocals flow in you as they were making love to your senses."

Jun-13-20 08:00 PM The Young Choreographer's Festival Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Described as, "The perfect way to get inspired," by Dance Spirit Magazine and, "An evening of inspiration and entertainment," by Examiner.com, The Young Choreographer's Festival is proudly celebrating 11 Years of YCF and its mission of Education + Cultivation + Presentation for #thefutureofdance! An evening of exciting works created by young choreographers ages 18-25 in all genres alongside notable Guests (choreography credits include Dancing with the Stars, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and more!) - it is an evening of dance that is sure to leave you feeling inspired!

"We encourage all young up and coming dancers to experience what the festival has to offer." - Dance Mogul Magazine

"I had a feeling that I would leave inspired... that instinct was quite accurate." - Laura DiOrio for Dance Informa

2020 Young Artists - Coming Soon! 2020 Guest Artists - Coming Soon!

Jun-16-20 08:00 AM Virtual Bloomsday on Broadway Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Stephen Colbert, Brian Cox, Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, Kate Mulgrew, Cynthia Nixon, Fiona Shaw, Dan Stevens, and more come together at our virtual Symphony Space for a celebration of James Joyce’s brilliant masterpiece Ulysses. Since you can't come to us, we're bringing our 39th annual Bloomsday on Broadway to you! Beginning at 8AM on June 16th, a cavalcade of actors, authors, and musicians will drop in throughout the day with music and readings from one of the greatest literary works in history.

Bloomsday on Broadway will be aired on Symphony Space's YouTube channel. Stay tuned for a full schedule!

This event is dedicated to Isaiah Sheffer, who loved James Joyce’s words, created Bloomsday on Broadway in 1982, and made it magical for 30 years. Read more about Isaiah's legacy and listen to his unforgettable readings from Ulysses.

Bloomsday on Broadway is generously supported by Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, The Shubert Foundation, The Scherman Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Grodzins Fund.

Symphony Space
thanks our generous supporters, including our Board of Directors, Producers Circle, and members, who make our programs possible with their annual support.