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    Tap Attack

    Hudson River Park


    Sun, May 21, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    "Tap Attack," a free, public, outdoor event, returns this year to Hudson River Park to celebrate the 28th anniversary of National Tap Dance Day. The celebration marks the birthday of legendary dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and is especially resonant in New York City, the birthplace of modern American tap dance.

    Merry Wives of Windsor

    Bryant Park


    Fri, May 19, 2017 - Sat, Jun 03, 2017

    "The Merry Wives of Windsor," Shakespeare's only comedy set in or around London, is now modernized in the setting of an Upper West Side cooperative. Real estate hustler John Falstaff believes he can seduce both tiger mother Mistress Page and activist Mistress Ford. Meanwhile, the audience follows the antics of would-be suitors for lovely Anne Page. The Drilling Company brings the same small town comedy from Shakespeare's time to a popular New York neighborhood today.

    Footprints: A Modern Dance Festival

    Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater


    Thu, May 18, 2017 - Sat, May 20, 2017

    The Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and The West Side YMCA Community Arts Department present "Footprints." This annual dance festival celebrates innovative works of contemporary dance from diverse new and established voices in NYC dance.

    Carnegie Hall: Kyung Wha Chung

    Carnegie Hall


    Thu, May 18, 2017, 7:30 pm

    In a historic return to one of the world's great concert stages, violinist Kyung Wha Chung will take on the impressive traversal of Bach's complete Solo Sonatas and Partitas in one concert. The date holds special significance for Ms. Chung, who made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall exactly 50 years ago, winning the Leventritt Competition.

    New Opera NYC: Golden Cockerel

    Sheen Center


    Thu, May 18, 2017 - Tue, May 23, 2017

    New Opera NYC presents a new production of "Golden Cockerel" by N. Rimsky-Korsakov. Based on a faux fairy tale by great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky, the piece is a cornerstone of the Russian opera heritage. It has enjoyed international success ever since it premiered in 1909, but it has not been seen in NYC in decades. This is the first-ever production in New York City to ...