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    Voices of a People’s History

    SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Tue, Aug 28, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    SummerStage is excited to collaborate with VOICES, a non-profit arts, education and social justice organization founded by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, who together edited the book Voices of a People’s History of the United States. This brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements for social justice in the United States, that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery, protesting war, creating unions, advancing women’s rights and LGBTQ liberation, and ...

    Celebrating 75 Years of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

    Manhattan

    Mon, Jul 23, 2018 - Tue, Sep 25, 2018

    Seventy-five years ago, in March of 1943, Rodgers and Hammerstein revolutionized musical theatre on Broadway with their first collaboration, Oklahoma!. With digital displays, scenic designs, and other treasures, this exhibit examines the innovations that led to the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution on Broadway.  The exhibit is open until September 25 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center.

    Beach Sessions Dance Series: AUNTS

    Rockaway Beach

    Queens

    Sat, Aug 25, 2018 - Sun, Aug 26, 2018

    Beach Sessions Dance Series is returning to Rockaway Beach, Queens for its fourth season of free beach-front outdoor performances with a platform for dance called AUNTS, presenting varied works by New York's most exciting artists. This season's programming continues to support Beach Sessions' commitment to presenting public site-responsive performances in the Rockaways, and offering beachgoers and Rockaway locals a unique cultural experience at the City's popular summertime retreat.

    Remnant

    Theater Mitu

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Aug 24, 2018 - Fri, Sep 14, 2018

    Theater Mitu is presenting the world premiere of Remnant. Created by collaborating artists Rubén Polendo, Justin Nestor, Denis Butkus, Michael Littig, Scott Spahr, Corey Sullivan, Ada Westfall, Kayla Asbell, Attilio Rigotti, Alex Hawthorn, and Xiao Quan, and directed by Rubén Polendo, Remnant begins performances at Theater Mitu on Friday, August 24, for a limited run through Friday, September 14, 2018. Over the past three years, in an attempt to understand this exact question, Theater Mitu has ...

    2018 DANCE NOW Festival

    The Public Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, Sep 05, 2018 - Sat, Sep 08, 2018

    Acclaimed for its adventurous short-takes format, the DANCE NOW Festival presents a diverse array of works by some of today’s most exciting dance makers. The 23rd season of this lively fall festival will feature 40 emerging and established choreographers, including DANCE NOW veterans and festival newcomers. The festival emcee is TruDee (aka Deborah Lohse). The 2018 festival will take place Wednesday to Saturday, September 5–8, at 7pm, at Joe’s Pub at The Public. A special encore performance ...

Celebrating 75 Years of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical

40 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York N.Y. 10023

2128701630

Seventy-five years ago, in March of 1943, Rodgers and Hammerstein revolutionized musical theatre on Broadway with their first collaboration, Oklahoma!. With digital displays, scenic designs, and other treasures, this exhibit examines the innovations that led to the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution on Broadway.  The exhibit is open until September 25 at the New ...

Remnant

580 Sackett St

brooklyn NY 11217

6465436488

Theater Mitu is presenting the world premiere of Remnant. Created by collaborating artists Rubén Polendo, Justin Nestor, Denis Butkus, Michael Littig, Scott Spahr, Corey Sullivan, Ada Westfall, Kayla Asbell, Attilio Rigotti, Alex Hawthorn, and Xiao Quan, and directed by Rubén Polendo, Remnant begins performances at Theater Mitu on Friday, August ...