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Date Time Event Description
Jan-18-20 11:00 AM Karagoz Theatre Company: “The Forest of the Witch”:Two Shows! Saturday, January 18th at 11 am and 2 pm: Karagoz Theatre Company: “The Forest of the Witch”:Two Shows! When Karagoz, the hero of traditional Anatolian shadow plays, cuts the branches from a magical neighborhood tree, he and his friend are transformed into a donkey and goat, learning the importance of nature and protecting the environment along the way. Ayhan Hulagu’s acquaintance with traditional arts started in his high school years. He developed an interest in shadow puppetry and started performing professionally soon after completing a course in shadow plays offered jointly by the Turkish Ministry of arts and culture and International Puppetry Association (UNIMA) in Istanbul, in 2011. He staged a number of shadow plays in various parts of Turkey before bringing his artistic experience to the United States, where he has staged many plays across America.
Jan-18-20 11:00 AM Just Kidding: Karagoz Theater Company: The Magic Tree Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

When Karagoz, the hero of traditional Anatolian shadow plays, cuts the branches from a magical neighbourhood tree, he and his friend are transformed into a donkey and goat, learning the importance of nature and protecting the environment along the way.

Ayhan Hulagu’s acquaintance with traditional arts started in his high school years. He developed an interest in shadow puppetry and started performing professionally soon after completing a course in shadow plays offered jointly by the Turkish Ministry of arts and culture and International Puppetry Association (UNIMA) in Istanbul, in 2011. He staged a number of shadow plays in various parts of Turkey before bringing his artistic experience to the U.S. where he has staged many plays across America.

Jan-18-20 11:00 AM "The Forest of the Witch" The Forest of the Witch

Karagoz, the hero of Anatolian shadow plays, learns the importance of nature and protecting the environment in this stunning traditional Turkish shadow puppet performance.
Jan-18-20 02:00 PM Just Kidding: The Forest of the Witch Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Karagoz, the hero of Anatolian shadow plays, learns the importance of nature and protecting the environment in this stunning traditional Turkish shadow puppet performance.

Ayhan Hulagu’s acquaintance with traditional arts started in his high school years. He developed an interest in shadow puppetry and started performing professionally soon after completing a course in shadow plays offered jointly by the Turkish Ministry of arts and culture and International Puppetry Association (UNIMA) in Istanbul, in 2011. He staged a number of shadow plays in various parts of Turkey before bringing his artistic experience to the U.S. where he has staged many plays across America.

Jan-18-20 06:00 PM Kenneth Branagh Theatre Co.: The Winter's Tale Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Theater on Screen

Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a reprise of a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. Judi Dench plays Paulina, Kenneth Branagh plays Leontes.

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].

Jan-18-20 08:00 PM Jazz Across the Americas: Argentina Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O'Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) continue their 18th Anniversary live performance season with Jazz Across The Americas: Argentina – A Tribute To Lalo Schifrin. Jazz Across The Americas: Argentina – A Tribute To Lalo Schifrin features Arturo O’Farrill alongside his acclaimed 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) with standout performances by an array of Argentina’s premier artists. The two-night engagement is guest curated and features performances by bassist/composer Pablo Aslan – a longtime Lalo Schifrin collaborator – as well as vocalist/composer Sofia Rei, in collaboration with O’Farrill. The evening also features pianist/keyboardist Leo Genovese, drummer/percussionist Franco Pinna, guitarist Juancho Herrera, and guest conductor Gabriel Senanes.

Jazz Across The Americas: Argentina – A Tribute To Lalo Schifrin highlights various composers and arrangers such as Gabriel Senanes, Richard Nant, Pedro Giraudo,and legendary folklorist Leda Valladares. The language of jazz and tango, of Africa, Europe, and Argentina are irrevocably intertwined in the genius of Lalo Schifrin. His stamp on American culture, from Hollywood to the concert stage and beyond is irrefutable. Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrate Schifrin’s visionary "Gillespiana Suite" and reflect on its impact on contemporary masters like Guillermo Klein, Emilio Solla, and many others.

For the first time in more than 25 years, the “Gillespiana Suite” (written by Lalo Schifrin in the early days of his career for Dizzy Gillespie) will be conducted by Pablo Aslan. The featured soloists on the work are drawn from the orchestra itself: Jim Seeley and Seneca Black on trumpet, Alejandro Aviles on flute and Roman Filiu on alto sax.

Lalo Schifrin was born into a musical Argentinian family in 1932; his father was concertmaster at the Buenos Aires Philharmonic. Following his collegiate studies at the Paris Conservatory, Schifrin began his career as a café pianist before returning to Argentina where he orchestrated compositions as a director of a TV station’s jazz orchestra featuring the best jazz and studio musicians in Argentina. In 1956, Schifrin’s orchestra was invited to perform at a reception for Dizzy Gillespie while the legendary bandleader visited Argentina on a State Department tour. Upon later moving to New York City around 1960, Schifrin and Dizzy’s paths would once again cross and forever change the emerging pianist’s life.

Dizzy encouraged Schifrin to compose a piece for his big band and “Gillespiana Suite" was born. Dizzy quickly phoned Norman Granz at Verve and one month later they were in the studio recording it, with Schifrin on piano. He subsequently went on tour with Dizzy’s band for two years where he would write additional extended pieces, including “Tunisian Fantasy” and “The New Continent.”

The “Gillespiana Suite" pays homage to Dizzy’s multitude of talents. Each movement reflects an aspect of Dizzy, ranging from the melancholy blues to the vigorous toccata, as well as allusions to Dizzy's African forebears to his interest in Latin American music. Schifrin took on the 18th century "suite" form, specifically in another 18th century manifestation, namely the Concerto grosso format, as exemplified by a quintet within a large accompaniment of a brass and percussion group. Schifrin would further replace the five saxophones of a regular big band with four French horns and a tuba, along with the usual four trumpets and four trombones.

Sofia Rei’s contribution features not only her own compositions but also contemporary takes on the work of legendary Argentinian folkloric artists Leda Valladares and Cuchi Leguizamon, all performed in the distinctive style of O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Leda Valladares (1919-2012) was an Argentinian singer, writer, philosopher, composer, poet, music collector and researcher. She dedicated most of her life to record and compile ancestral folkloric songs from the northwest of Argentina, a rich cultural heritage which was about to be lost forever. Her work helped rediscover what is known as “canto con caja” and served as a bridge between generations of musicians and audiences.

Jazz Across The Americas: Argentina – A Tribute To Lalo Schifrin – Special Guest Artists:

Pablo Aslan

Living in the United States since 1980, Argentine-born bassist and composer Pablo Aslan is recognized internationally as one of the leading figures in traditional and contemporary tango. His latest release, Contrabajo (2018), features Aslan as a bass soloist accompanied by a string quartet in an eclectic mix of Latin American music. His extensive discography includes Piazzolla in Brooklyn (2011), a tribute to Astor Piazzolla, and Tango Grill (2009). The latter earned him nominations for a Latin GRAMMY Award (“Best Tango Album”) and a GRAMMY Award (“Best Latin Jazz Album”).

As a producer, he has participated in more than two dozen albums, including the 2007 Latin GRAMMY Winner Te Amo Tango by Uruguayan bandoneonist Raul Jaurena. Most recently, Aslan worked on albums by the Glass House Orchestra, Tributango, Norwegian pianist Hakon Skogstad, and composer Emilio Solla’s Tango Jazz Orchestra. In 2016, he founded Avantango Records, a label dedicated to tango music, which received its first GRAMMY Award nomination for Emilio Solla’s “Puertos” in 2019.

Aslan has collaborated with many world-class artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Shakira, Lalo Schifrin, Denyce Graves, Osvaldo Golijov, Pablo Ziegler, the New World Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Sofia Rei

Argentine vocalist, composer and producer Sofia Rei has carried diverse Latin American traditions from her native Buenos Aires to the multi-cultural mecca of New York, where she's fused those sounds with jazz, contemporary classical, pop, and electronic music. Sofía’s versatility has connected her with innovative artists such as John Zorn, Maria Schneider, Marc Ribot, Bobby McFerrin, Pedrito Martinez, Mike Patton, Jesse Harris, Susana Baca and Guillermo Klein. She’s released five internationally acclaimed albums, which have received four Independent Music Awards. In 2019, she received a GRAMMY Award nomination for Aurea, an album in collaboration with Geoffrey Keezer. Her music has been praised and featured by The New York Times, Downbeat, NPR, Songlines and many other publications.

Sofia Rei is a co-founder of El Colectivo Sur, an arts collective based in New York and curates its flagship program, the NYC South American Music Festival. Rei was presented the “Spirit of Folk Award” by the International Folk Alliance (Montreal) for her active involvement in the preservation, presentation, and promotion of folk music through her creative work, community building, and demonstrated leadership. She is currently a professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music where she helps students navigate the confluence of contemporary music, technology, and business.

Leo Genovese

Leonardo Genovese was born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina in 1979. He started his career at Berklee College of Music where he studied with Danilo Perez, Joanne Brackeen and Frank Carlberg, among others. Leo graduated as a Professional Music Major in 2003 and has been constantly performing and recording with the likes of Hal Crook, Darren Barrett, George Garzone, Francisco Mela, Joe Lovano, Bob Gulloti, Phil Grenadier, Dave Santoro, Chris Cheek, Michael Janisch and Ben Monder. In 2004, he released his first solo album entitled, Haikus II, signed by Spanish label Fresh Sound Records. He also performs regularly with the Esperanza Spalding Group, the Mike Tucker Quartet, Planet Safety (w/ Bob Gullotti and Dave Zinno), Wayne Shorter Group and Jack Dejohnette.

When he’s not touring with Spalding, Genovese – who is currently based in New York – also plays with a loosely assembled group called the Chromatic Gauchos, whose core membership includes Bob Gulloti, Dan Blake and John Lockwood. This threesome, along with Spalding and percussionist Sergio Miranda, appears prominently on Seeds. While Genovese is still early on his career arc, he hopes that his music could eventually be more than just a source of entertainment, but also a force for change in a world that is troubled by economic, social and political challenges.

Franco Pinna

Franco Pinna began his musical career as a drummer and percussionist in 1988 in Tucumán, Argentina where he performed and recorded with some of the most prominent musicians of the country. Upon moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music in 1998, he obtained the “Outstanding Musicianship” scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Since moving to New York in 2004, he’s recorded more than 70 albums accompanying many artists around the globe. In 2015, he launched his own musical project “Chuño,” an experimental duo exploring the rhythms and melodies of South and Central America. Pinna’s setup includes traditional drum set, percussion from around the globe, and “Arpalegüera,” an instrument designed and crafted by him that evokes the sounds of Andean Charango, African Kora, and Asian Koto.

Juancho Herrera

Hailing from Colombia and Venezuela, guitarist/vocalist Juancho Herrera is one of today’s most stunning performers on the NYC music scene. With a career of 20 years as a frontman and sideman, Juancho has performed in 37 countries with artists such as Claudia Acuña, Lila Downs, Idan Raichel, Sofia Rei, Marta Gomez, Mercedes Sosa, Aquiles Báez, Nestor Torres, Alejandro Sanz, among many others.

Gabriel Senanes

Composer, conductor and journalist, Gabriel Senanes' music is played and recorded all over the world. He composes and conducts for feature films, theater and TV programs, and has been commissioned by the OEA (Organization of American States), Interamerican Music Friends, The Commission Project, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Simón Blech, Encuentros Foundation, National Culture Secretary, Camerata Bariloche, Mayo Orchestra, Finestre sul Novecento Festival, among others. He’s formerly been Music Director of Buenos Aires City, and General and Artistic Director of the Teatro Colón, one of most important opera houses in the world. He was also member of the jury for the National Music Award, Clarín Awards, 2000 Ginastera International Competition, among others.

Gabriel Senanes has written in Clarín, Página 30, Inrockuptibles and other Argentine and foreign media, the book “4 x 4 = Rock” and hosted his own radio program “Camarín de las Musas.” In 2008, he received the Konex Award as one of the best journalists of the last decade. With Paquito D’Rivera and the Buenos Aires String Quartet, he won in 20015 a Latin GRAMMY Award for the album, Riberas (Shores), featuring his compositions and arrangements. There is a vast discography of his music and performances, including his own original albums, where he conducts and plays saxophone, piano, guitar, and bansuri. He also leads the trio Senanes 3 with Pablo Marcovsky (piano, guitar, sax) and Diego Arnal (bass, guitar, trumpet).

Don’t miss one of winter’s most anticipated shows in New York City featuring O’Farrill live in concert with many of Argentina’s most renowned artists!

This performance series was made possible with the generous support from: (Foundations) Arnhold Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Donald A Pels Charitable Trust, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and The Howard Gilman Foundation; (Public Funding) New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; (Corporate) Bridgehampton National Bank, Steinway and Sons; (Media) WBGO Radio.

Jan-19-20 07:00 PM E.J. Decker Jazz Bar Thalia

“That’s a lovely voice there…like melted chocolate” —Grace Black, K107fm

“Singular mastery with buttery gravitas and sheer elegance” —Raul de Gama, Jazz da Gama

“A voice smooth as, well, velvet” —Geno Thackara, All About Jazz

A solid, big-voiced jazz baritone (à la Hartman or Eckstine), E.J. Decker has performed nationally and played nearly all of NYC’s top jazz rooms, gliding easily from jazz through folk to '50s R&B and blues, while standing among today's strongest male interpreters of ballads. His albums have garnered uniformly strong critical praise and continue to receive worldwide airplay. From 2005 to 2014, E.J. brought together a revolving cast of more than 160 of NY’s top jazz artists in the annual The September Concert: The Heart of Jazz for 9/11, a free concert that honored those we lost on NY's most fateful day, created an ongoing prayer for peace, and offered the gift of solace and healing through music from NY's jazz community to our fellow New Yorkers.

Freddie Bryant is a brilliant guitarist and composer; a versatile musician, skilled both in jazz and classical music, he’s highly in demand on the New York jazz scene, where he's worked with nearly every player and singer of note, including Ben Riley, Chris Potter, Roseanna Vitro, Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Max Roach, Lonnie Smith, Donny McCaslin, Sheila Jordan & Andrea Wolper, among others. Critic Bill Milkowski praised his “inherent soulfulness and the element of surprise … marked by his ability to seamlessly traverse the classical-jazz divide.” A noted educator, he has lectured about jazz to audiences around the world. In 2004, he was chosen to be a Copeland Fellow at Amherst. He received his BA from Amherst College and Master's degree in classical guitar from the Yale School of Music. He's currently on the faculty at both the Berklee College of Music and the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen, Holland. He was previously a professor in the Africana Studies and Music Departments at Williams College.

Hilliard Greene performs widely in recitals, nightclubs, concert halls (including Carnegie Hall), recording studios, radio and television throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, the West Indies and South America. Hilliard performed and recorded with Jimmy Scott for 20+ years and was his Musical Director from 1995 to 2013. He was Cecil Taylor’s Concert Master for his group, “Phtongos,” and served a long-time residency at the legendary Minton’s Playhouse as house bassist. He’s played with Kenny Barron, Cindy Blackman, T.K. Blue, Joanne Brackeen, Oscar Brown Jr., Jon Hendricks, Gloria Lynne, Vanessa Rubin and Bobby Watson, among others. Hilliard has produced three CDs with his own ensemble The Jazz Expressions, a solo bass CD entitled “Alone,” and a new CD this month, featuring Negro Spirituals related to the Underground Railroad.

Jan-20-20 07:00 PM Project Shaw - Major Barbara Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw: your monthly guide to reason.



This month:

 Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw

Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw, 1905. One of Shaw’s most popular and controversial plays. Written as a drawing-room comedy, there are few if any hot-topics Shaw doesn’t tackle. In this dazzling work, the title character is one of the wealthiest heiresses in the world, but has chosen a life a service in the Salvation Army. Her father, whom she barely knows, comes back into the family’s world and everyone’s life is irrevocably changed forever. Shaw creates some of his most memorable characters in this play! We’re reminded of the vital importance of taking an active part in our own life and never to take anything for granted.

These script-in-hand all-star readings are always sold out.

Each month, Project Shaw brings you either one of Shaw's scintillating plays or a play by those who shared his ‘art as activism’ view of life. This is the acclaimed staged reading series that has been playing to sold-out crowds for the last 15 years!

"Gingold Theatrical Group provides an invaluable -- and unique -- service to New Yorkers. Not only does it keep topnotch productions of great works of art before the public on a regular basis as no other theater company can, but it also does something less obvious. It keeps the tradition of intelligent argument, embodied in Shaw's plays but otherwise much lacking from public discourse, alive for those who need it most: the thinking people of a great city." -- Jesse Green, New York Magazine.



For more information about Project Shaw, please visit the Gingold Theatrical Group website www.gingoldgroup.org

Jan-21-20 07:30 PM Thalia Book Club: The Age of Innocence Turns 100 Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize-winning portrait of Gilded Age New York City turns 100 in 2020, and we’re celebrating with writers and admirers, including Elif Batuman (The Idiot), Fiona Davis (The Chelsea Girls, The Masterpiece), Min Jin Lee (Pachinko), and Colm Tóibín (Brooklyn). With a performance from the novel by actress Mia Dillon.

There will not be a book signing at this event.

At the Thalia Book Club, readers and writers meet for intimate conversations about compelling new books and favorite classics in fiction, essays, memoirs, and more. Most evenings include an actor performing an excerpt, an interview, and a conversation with the audience.



Discounts are available for groups of fifteen people or more. Please contact the box office.



Jan-22-20 07:30 PM Selected Shorts: Toni Morrison Remembered Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Toni Morrison was a peerless writer. Her fierce, poetic visions articulated deep truths about the nature of racial injustice in America, and in particular, African American women’s place in this struggle. Authors and actors including Phylicia Rashad come together to honor the extraordinary life and legacy of this Nobel Prize winner, a literary giant of American letters, with an evening of remembrances and performances from her novels, essays, and short stories.

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.