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Date Time Event Description
Aug-20-17 03:00 PM NT Live Screening: Angels in America, Part I - Millennium Approaches

Andrew Garfield (SilenceHacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Russell Tovey (The Pass), in a new staging of Tony Kushner's award-winning two-part play, recorded live at the National Theatre.

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of this new staging of Tony Kushner's multi award-winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. 

Part of Symphony Space's Theatre in HD series, bringing unforgettable theatre from around the world to our screens.

Aug-23-17 07:30 PM Opera HD: Norma “If we weep from emotion on hearing it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of”. That is what Richard Wagner said about Vincenzo Bellini’s most famous opera, which he considered to be the most perfect example of a musical tragedy. And rightly so, because in Norma Italian Romanticism reached its pinnacle.This production, by American stage director Kevin Newbury, stresses the ritual aspects of the drama. In Roman-dominated Gaul, the high priestess Norma has broken her vow of chastity by entering a relationship with the Roman pro-consul Pollione and the birth of their two children has been kept secret. But when she discovers she has a rival, jealousy sets in.Norma is a classical heroine, passionate and revengeful, and her dilemma provides the starting point for the most successful work by the last and greatest composer of bel canto. This production by Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona stars Sondra Radvanovsky.
Aug-24-17 09:00 PM Hendrik Helmer Trio

The HENDRIK HELMER TRIO is comprised of Geoff Burke, George Papageorge and Hendrik Helmer.

Geoff Burke is Saxophonist that has performed with Harry Connick, Jr., Wynton Marsalis, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Fred Thomas, and Dispatch.  As an arranger he has written for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. He can be seen weekdays performing on Harry Connick Jr.'s new daytime talk show, HARRY.

George Papageorge is a jazz blues funk and rock piano player and organist based in New York City. He has performed on stage and on 25 recordings, and has toured and recorded with and co written music for soul singer Mighty Sam Mc Claim and soul/jazz guitar legend Melvin Sparks. Papageorge’s debut album Snowstorm Blues was released in September

Hendrik Helmer is a electric and acoustic guitarist who incorporates a wide range of Blues and Jazz styles into his own playing and songwriting. Hendrik performed from a young age on and toured extensively in Europe until his late 20’s. Moving to NYC in 1998 has led him to play with artist such as Carly Simon, Maxwell, Paul Shaeffer and -  to his Carnegie Hall debut in 2014. In 2015 he started working for Madonna’s children as the “house” guitar teacher!

He released 3 Solo albums and dozens of albums as a sideman. His most downloaded acoustic song “Tribute to Heath Ledger” topped in Australia and New Zealand in 2008.

Together they will be performing Organ Jazz classics that range from Booker T, Jimmy Smith to Al Green and original compositions by Hendrik Helmer!

Aug-26-17 09:00 PM Ruby Powers

Ruby Powers, New York City's most joyous drag queen, returns to Bar Thalia with her cadre of special guests for THE RUBY POWERS SHOW. The evening will feature live music and comedy, from Broadway to Britney, Brecht to Bette. 
Ruby Powers has made Bar Thalia her favorite cabaret home, performing regularly since 2015. Some of her favorite shows include STRUT INTO SPRING, A STAR SPANGLED RUBY POWERS, and LOVE, RUBY. She periodically raises money for causes ranging from The Elton John AIDS Foundation to the ACLU. She has also appeared at the Metropolitan Room, The Duplex, Urban Stages, and 54 Below/Feinstein's, among others.
THE RUBY POWERS SHOW has no cover and no minimum. Ruby arrives around 8:00pm for libations and giggles, starting the show promptly at 9pm. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/YourRubyPowers.

Aug-30-17 07:00 PM Opera HD: Lucrezia Borgia

Renée Fleming, “America’s most-loved and most-lauded opera singer” (The Times, UK), returns to San Francisco Opera in the title role of this melodically rich bel canto masterpiece. A femme fatale renowned for her ruthless pursuit of power, Lucrezia Borgia reveals poignant vulnerability when she comes face to face with her long-lost son. The silken-voiced soprano sings this touchstone role “with raw intensity and earthy richness, utterly inhabiting the character” (The New York Times). She will be joined by "rising American tenor Michael Fabiano [who] shone as Gennaro, his warm lyric tone founded on long-breathed phrasing and a well-shaped line" (Opera News), and bass Vitalij Kowaljow, who sings with a “potent blend of vocal weight and emotional transparency” (San Francisco Chronicle); mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, whose "big, bright and pleasing voice was wonderful as Orsini" (The New York Times); and led by internationally acclaimed conductor Riccardo Frizza.

Aug-31-17 08:00 PM Extraordinary: Stan Lee Tribute

A once-in-a-lifetime tribute to the career of the legendary Stan Lee, who created characters such as Spider-Manthe X-Men, and Doctor Strange. The general public will have the opportunity to celebrate and take a look back at the Marvel Comics legend’s life and storied career in an event recorded live at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles on August 22 and screened in HD as an Encore event at Symphony Space on August 31.

Hosted by Chris Hardwick, this event will take a nostalgic look at the life of Stan Lee, similar in sentiment to “This is Your Life,” encompassing events from different periods of Mr. Lee’s life from growing up in Brooklyn to his first job, and finally, his present day success. Celebrity guests including Channing Tatum, Zoe SaldanaTom Bergeron, Michael Rooker, major comic book artist Todd McFarlane, and many more will be on hand giving thanks through retrospective segments bringing to light how Mr. Lee has influenced and inspired countless lives and creative endeavors.

The show will also feature never-before-seen personal photos, home videos, and other multimedia experiences throughout.

Sep-09-17 09:00 PM Chip Shelton PeaceTime Ensemble

With incredible talent and perseverance, Chip Shelton has earned an undisputed reputation as one of the most renowned flutists in the world of jazz. The flute, with its high-pitched tone, didn’t start out as a swinging jazz instrument until Frank Wess first popularized it as a member of Count Basie’s Big Band. He set the standard for such noted flutists as Yusef Lateef, Herbie Mann, Charles Lloyd, and Hubert Laws that further propelled the instrument into the jazz spotlight. What separates Shelton from his legendary predecessors is his ability as a multi-instrumentalist. He utilizes the entire flute family from the tiny piccolo, Bb flute, concert flute in C, alto flute, bass flute, (the five-foot) contra-bass flute to the end-blown flute (custom fitted so it can be played in a saxophone position), and ethnic wood flutes. “These instruments are more difficult to play, but I’m willing to work harder to produce these different sounds that people don’t ordinarily hear,” says Shelton. “Since many of these instruments aren’t seen regularly on stage they are real conversation pieces.” Shelton’s varied arsenal also includes percussion, keyboards, the unique saxophones C-tenor, and C-soprano.

Sep-10-17 07:00 PM Richard Frank - Guitar/Vocal

Richard Frank – guitarist/vocalist

Richard Frank’s 50-year career reaches back to Broadway’s 1960s golden age, tours and recordings with Patti LaBelle, Peter Allen, Janis Ian, Paul Anka , Neil Diamond, Bette Midler and Barry Manilow, plus the entire Archies cartoon TV series. Although you hear his guitar licks on hundreds of TV and radio commercials, you can truly appreciate his seasoned musicianship and mastery of the Great American Songbook in BarThalia’s intimate setting.

Sep-13-17 07:00 PM One Film, One New York

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and The New York Times have launched the first-ever “ONE FILM, ONE NEW YORK” campaign to get New York City to unite around one great film. Times chief film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis have chosen five great films all shot in New York City, and they want you to vote for the one film we'll all watch together—at Symphony Space! The nominees are: On the Town, starring Gene Kelly; New York, New York, with Robert De Niro and Liza Minelli; Crooklyn, directed by Spike Lee; Desperately Seeking Susan starring Madonna; and The Wedding Banquet, directed by Ang Lee.

The city has enlisted notable New Yorkers to support each of the films that they love most: Hugh Jackman for On the Town; Sting & Trudie Styler for New York, New York; John Leguizamo for Crooklyn; Laverne Cox for Desperately Seeking Susan; and Katie Holmes for The Wedding Banquet!

For the month of August, New Yorkers are asked to vote for the One Film we'll all watch together on September 13th. To find out more about One Film, One New York, and to cast your vote, visit: nyc.gov/onefilm. Join the conversation on social media using #OneFilmNY!

Sep-14-17 01:30 PM Stage Russia: The Seagull

Presented in Russian with English subtitles

Yury Butusov and the Satirikon Theatre's frenetic production of Anton Chekhov's first play abounds in an incredible freedom and openness, delving deep into the throes of artistic creation and the anguish of the artist who struggles to find a language of his own. The Seagull dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters: Boris Trigorin, a well-known writer, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son—the would-be playwright Konstantin Tréplev. This is not only a performance about the theatre, it is an anthology of how the theatre devours its children like a monster. The shuffling of actors' roles paints a quadraphonic portrait of the creative personality, demonstrating that greatness is precariously close to mediocrity —while suggesting that the opposite is also true. Chekhov's characters are continually in the process of creating their lives or watching them fall apart, which, according to Butusov, may be closely related activities.

Part of Symphony Space's Theatre in HD series, bringing unforgettable theatre from around the world to our screens.

Private group screenings available! (Minimum 75 attendees)