stephen-hough-6_credit-sim-canetty-clarkeInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include God of Vengeance, The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing, PROTOTYPE Festival and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    PROTOTYPE Festival

    Florence Gould Hall Theatre


    Sat, Jan 07, 2017 - Sun, Jan 15, 2017

    The International Contemporary Ensemble is featured in two events as part of the fifth annual PROTOTYPE festival — the New York City premiere of David Lang and Mark Dion’s theatrical work anatomy theater, and the Silent Voices concert.

    MLK Celebration at NJPAC and Kupferberg


    Sat, Jan 14, 2017 - Sun, Jan 15, 2017

    Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was an artistic means of turning despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. Considered "one of ballet's most exciting undertakings" (The New York Times), it has grown over more than four decades into an innovative, multi-cultural company that brings bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences around the globe.

    God of Vengeance

    La MaMa, First Floor Theatre


    Sat, Jan 14, 2017 - Sun, Jan 22, 2017

    The Yiddish revival of Sholem Asch’s shocking drama “God of Vengeance,” the basis of the Broadway-bound play “Indecent,” is being presented by the New Yiddish Rep, the company known for the recent breakthrough productions of “Death of a Salesman” and “Waiting for Godot” in Yiddish. “Got fun nekome,” tells the wrenching story of a brothel owner’s attempt to marry off his daughter to lead a dignified religious life, only to have her drawn back into ...

    InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing

    Merkin Concert Hall


    Thu, Jan 12, 2017, 7:30 pm

    The InsightALT series provides an insider's look at how new operas are made. Each event features a concert reading of a new opera in development at American Lyric Theater, with guest singers from the world's leading opera houses, followed by a discussion with the composer and librettist of each work. InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing, will feature a concert reading of the opera-in-progress, followed by a discussion between Chen, Simpatico and Edelson, ...



    Wed, Jan 11, 2017 - Sat, Jan 14, 2017

    Stephen Hough performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" under Alan Gilbert, who of course is conducting in his final year as NY Phil Music Director. They reunite after performing Dvorak's Piano Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra last season, and with Beethoven's "Emperor" they build on Stephen's focus in recent seasons on the composer's piano concertos.