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Consuming Spirits

Film Forum

Manhattan Wed, Dec 12, 2012 - Tue, Dec 25, 2012

Christopher Sullivan's animated dystopia is about as far from a cartoon-for-kids as they come. Relationships among the three main characters -- Earl Gray, Gentian Violet, and Victor Blue -- multiply and divide as their stories becomes increasingly complex, hilarious, and scary.

The Little Engine That Could Puppet Show

New York Botanical Garden

bronx Tue, Nov 27, 2012 - Thu, Dec 27, 2012

This classic tale is brought to life in an exciting presentation by New York City puppet master Ralph Lee. The whole family can join the fun to get the determined train over the mountain!

The Thief of Bagdad

Film Forum

Manhattan Fri, Dec 21, 2012 - Thu, Dec 27, 2012

In a Baghdad influenced by the Arabian Nights, the Ballets Russes, Art Nouveau, and Fritz Lang, Doug Fairbanks’ “what I want, I take” thief, jumping effortlessly from earthenware jar to jar, wins princess Julanne Johnston by posing as a prince himself.


Film Forum

Manhattan Fri, Dec 21, 2012 - Thu, Dec 27, 2012

Enter horseless, dark-clad, blazingly blue-eyed Franco Nero dragging a coffin through the inches-thick mud of a crummy town, seemingly populated only by whores and a bartender — and fought over by bandidos and red-hooded clansmen. But what’s in that coffin?

Happiness is… Cabaret Cinema

Rubin Museum of Art

Manhattan Thu, Oct 18, 2012 - Fri, Dec 28, 2012

To complement the Happy Talk series, Friday night’s popular Cabaret Cinema film series will look at happiness, from contentment to ecstasy, expressed in world cinema classics such as "8 ½," "An American in Paris," "The Leopard," and "Rear Window."

Jackie Hoffman’s A Chanukah Charol

New World Stages

Manhattan Sat, Dec 08, 2012 - Sat, Dec 29, 2012

In this hilarious holiday show, the kvetching comedienne is forced to examine her life when she is visited by the Ghosts of Chanukah Past, Present and Future…and Molly Picon.

Chris March’s Butt-Cracker Suite!


Manhattan Sat, Nov 24, 2012 - Sat, Dec 29, 2012

"Chris March’s Butt-Cracker Suite!" is an outrageous re-creation of "The Nutcracker" set in a trailer park.

What Rhymes With America

Atlantic Theater Company

Manhattan Mon, Nov 19, 2012 - Sun, Dec 30, 2012

A father and his teenage daughter stand on either side of a closed door. Life is unraveling for him, and is entirely uncertain for her. So begins Melissa James Gibson’s poignant, funny new play about estrangement and the partially examined life.

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Lunt-Fontanne Theater

Manhattan Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - Sun, Dec 30, 2012

Though it closed December 30, 2012, "A Christmas Story, The Musical" is nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score Written for the Theatre.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

David H. Koch Theater

Manhattan Fri, Nov 23, 2012 - Sun, Dec 30, 2012

From the moment the lights dim, you are transported to a wondrous world of magic and wonder. A rousing snowstorm sends a blizzard of ballerinas across the stage, sweeping you to exotic locales in the enchanting Land of Sweets.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater New York City Center Season

New York City Center

Manhattan Wed, Nov 28, 2012 - Sun, Dec 30, 2012

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for the 41st consecutive year to the New York City Center stage from November 28, 2012 – December 30, 2012 with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2012 Season

New York City Center

Manhattan Wed, Nov 28, 2012 - Sun, Dec 30, 2012

New York City Center’s principal dance company returns with audience favorites and new productions.