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Date Time Event Description
Jun-24-17 06:00 PM Chelsea Clinton: She Persisted In her new children's book, “She Persisted,” Chelsea Clinton celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity--sometimes by speaking out, sometimes by holding their ground, and sometimes by not taking "no" for an answer. She Persisted shares the stories of women who relentlessly pursued their goals in the face of opposition, including Harriet Tubman, Nellie Bly, Maria Tallchief, and Oprah Winfrey. Join Chelsea for an empowering evening of conversation and readings, by actors of stage and screen including Annie Q (The Leftovers), that will inspire kids and adults who are ready to take on the world.
Jun-24-17 08:00 PM NTLive Screening: Obsession

“Jude Law smoulders.”

 – Daily Telegraph

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, recorded live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London, and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Promotional clips provided courtesy of South Bank Show @Sky Arts.


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

“Jude Law broods compellingly in Ivo van Hove's production.” 

– Financial Times

“A stylish stage version of Luchino Visconti's film.”


Jun-24-17 09:00 PM The Yorkvillians

The Yorkvillians

Dan Cooper - 8-string bass guitar

Bill Schimmel - accordion

Michiyo Suzuki - clarinet

Max Maples - drum set

From the term for residents of the Yorkville neighborhood on the UES of Manhattan - The Yorkvillians are a new instrumental combo led by composer-bassist Dan Cooper and composer-accordionist William Schimmel. http://www.yorkvillians.nyc

DAN COOPER, a Manhattan-native composer & multi-instrumentalist, was educated at Columbia, NEC, and Princeton. He has composed for Absolute Ensemble, Albany Symphony, Empire State Youth Orchestra, Shakespeare & Company, and Imani Winds, among others. A director of Composers Concordance and a SUNY professor, he has performed at numerous venues internationally, from CBGB's to Town Hall, Sydney Opera House, and Royal Albert Hall. http://www.dan-cooper.com

WILLIAM SCHIMMEL, one of the principal architects in the resurgence of the accordion, holds Bachelor of Music, Master of Science, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in composition from the Juilliard School. Schimmel's music has been featured in a number of television shows and films, perhaps most notably 'Scent of a Woman' starring Al Pacino, where Schimmel appears in the famous Tango scene. Schimmel performs music in many genres, has commissioned and premiered hundreds of new works, has written a number of books and articles and has made numerous recordings and videos. 

A native of Japan, MICHIYO SUZUKI began her musical studies with piano at age three, violin at age six and clarinet at age thirteen. She studied with Charles Neidich at Purchase College Conservatory where she received her MFA degree and at SUNY Stony Brook in the DMA Program. As a recitalist and chamber musician, she has performed internationally, particularly in contemporary repertoire. Ms. Suzuki is a member of Absolute Ensemble and NY Licorice Ensemble, has recorded and toured extensively with those groups.


MAX MAPLES is a Brooklyn-based drummer, composer, wannabe producer, and amateur barista. For six years, Max "studied music" at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and "performed professionally" around the greater Midwest area. For six months, Max lived and worked on a cruise ship where he developed an irrational phobia for Glen Miller's "In the Mood" and Celine Dion covers. He now performs for a wide array of Indie Rock and Modern Jazz projects in New York City.

Jun-25-17 11:00 AM NT Live Screening: Peter Pan


“Fantastical and funny. It's must see family entertainment.”


A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production of JM Barrie's much-loved tale. A co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

All children, except one, grow up...

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily, and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music, and make-believe ensues.

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


“Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.”

Radio Times

Jun-25-17 03:00 PM RSC Live Screening: Antony & Cleopatra

 “Richly textured, with big saucy acting.”

– Daily Mail

Following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015), and Much Ado About Nothing (2012), Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare's tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

After Julius Caesar's assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony's military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

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

"Terrific…Angus Jackson’s production is hot-blooded and exciting."



“Everything about this production feels right.”




“Josette Simon seems born to play Cleopatra.”



 “Bravado-laced performance from Antony Byrne.” 


Jun-25-17 07:00 PM Musical Theatre Screening: Gypsy

Special Encores - 2 screenings only!!!

Olivier Awards: Best Musical Revival, Best Actress in a Musical, Imelda Staunton, Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Lara Pulver

This critically acclaimed West End production, filmed live in London, features Imelda Staunton as Mama Rose in a performance that the Guardian called “one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen,” as well as powerful turns by Lara Pulver as Louise and Peter Davison as Herbie. 

The production was filmed for the screen by Emmy Award winner Lonny Price for Ellen M. Krass Productions with Serpent Productions and Shout! Factory, in association with the BBC.

Gypsy is considered by many to be the greatest of Broadway musicals, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The score features such musical theater classics as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” and “Rose’s Turn.”

Suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy tells the true story of ambitious showbiz mother Mama Rose, who treks across America with her daughters Baby June and Louise in search of success with their homespun vaudeville act. As times change, Mama Rose is forced to accept the demise of vaudeville and the rise of burlesque, as well as her daughters’ quest for autonomy.

Gypsy was directed by Jonathan Kent with choreography by Stephen Mear, scenic and costume design by Anthony Ward, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Paul Groothuis, and musical direction and new orchestrations by Nicholas Skilbeck.

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


(in order of appearance)


Uncle Jocko/Cigar: BILLY HARTMAN

Georgie/Kansas: DAMIEN POOLE





Mr Weber/Boucheron: TOM HODGKINS





Yonkers/Pastey: KIERAN JAE


Little Rock: LUKE STREET

Mr Goldstone/Rich Man: JACK CHISSICK

Miss Cratchitt/Electra: JULIE LEGRAND

Agnes/Toreadorable: NATALIE WOODS

Marjorie May/Toreadorable: CLARE HALSE

Geraldine/Toreadorable: DANIELLE MORRIS

Delores/Waitress/Toreadorable: LAUREN HALL



Mother/Stripper/Showgirl: LUCINDA SHAW



Children’s Ensemble



Jun-25-17 07:00 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!

Jun-26-17 07:30 PM “LOVE CURES™…A Benefit Of Healing For The Abused Child‘s Soul” Join International Recording Artist/Broadway Performer, Julie Budd and renowned Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner, Wayne Cilento, a cast of Broadway Performers and Recording Artists, including the Young People's Chorus of NYC, for an evening of Inspiration, Illumination, Healing and LOVE, channeled through song, music and shared experiences to benefit the New York Center For Children for The Healing Of The Abused Child's Soul. 100% of all the net proceeds of ticket sales will go to The New York Center For Children for the treatment and healing of abused children. The NYCC is the only treatment center to deliver personalized therapies to abused children, for free, for as long as they need. The NYCC has never turned a child in need away, has never required proof of insurance, and has served more than 15,000 children and their families. To learn more about “LOVE CURES™…A Benefit Of Healing For The Abused Child‘s Soul”, and/or to purchase tickets, please click this link, http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9462/Music/love-curestm-a-benefit-of-healing or call 212-864-5400.
Jun-27-17 08:00 PM Uptown Showdown: Nature vs. Nurture


Was Lady Gaga right? Are we Born This Way? Or did Bowie nail it when he wrote Changes? As our two teams of comedians debate Nature vs. Nurture, it won't matter whether they decide it's in the genes or upbringing—we're guessing they'll still blame their parents. John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything), Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We F*cked podcast), David Rees (Election Profit Makers), Anna Drezen (Saturday Night Live), and Kevin Townley (The Talent Show) will be joined by other great comedians to debate the age-old question. 

Hosted by Matthew Love

You never know what to expect at this bi-monthly, wacky debate series that brings together two teams of comedians, writers and performers to argue a chosen topic, such as which pet is superior cats or dogs and is it better to be comfortable or fashionable? Debaters will argue these lingering questions, drawing from historical fact and personal-opinion in equal measure, and with plenty of silliness and audience participation. Forget about school reform and health care, these issues, heatedly argued by some of the funniest, smartest, intensely wacky creative thinkers around, are the topics that keep us awake at night....in a good way. Winner decided by the audience.

Voted "Best Comedy Show of 2012" by New York Magazine

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Past Performers include Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Tom Cavanagh, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Maria Bamford, Janeane Garofalo, Jackie Hoffman, David Wain, Sasheer Zamata, Brooks Wheelan, Jon Glaser, Ilana Glazer, Dave Hill, Julie Klausner, A.D. Miles, Christian Finnegan, Elna Baker, Kevin Townley, Tom Shillue and more.


Jun-28-17 07:00 PM Ms Kitty's Cabaret - featuring Sam and Nick and friends

Music of Mozart, Beatles, Massenet, Coldplay, Duparc, Hammerstein, and many more - as performed by students and associates of Cathy "Ms. Kitty" Lawrence, with NY Troubadours Sam and Nick.