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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include On the Road, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

    THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

    Studio 54

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 18, 2018 - Sun, Jan 13, 2019

    “THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT” is running at Studio 54 until January 13. The production stars Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale. Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, the play is directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman. “THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT” is based on the book written by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal. In the play, a determined young fact checker (Radcliffe) is about to stir up trouble. A demanding editor (Jones) ...

    Holiday Joy: A Gospel Celebration

    Holiday Joy: A Gospel Celebration

    Apollo Theater

    Manhattan

    Sat, Dec 22, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    On Saturday, December 22, the Apollo Theater will present an afternoon of soulful holiday gospel music to celebrate the Christmas season. Gospel singer Cece Winans will warm your soul. And crooner Hezekiah Walker, with the Love Fellowship Choir, will take you higher. Comedian and host Marcus Wiley promises to delight you throughout the evening.

    Mike Birbiglia’s The New One

    Mike Birbiglia’s The New One

    Cort Theatre

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 11, 2018 - Sun, Jan 20, 2019

    The Broadway production of Mike Birbiglia’s "The New One," directed by Seth Barrish, is running until January 20 at the Cort Theatre. Written by comedian Mike Birbiglia, with additional writing by Jennifer Hope Stein, "The New One" is a new play and Birbiglia's latest autobiographical one-man show, with set design for Broadway by Beowulf Boritt (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Come From Away), lighting design by Aaron Copp (Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center), and sound design by Leon Rothenberg.

    John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night

    John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night

    American Folk Art Museum

    Manhattan

    Tue, Oct 30, 2018 - Sun, Feb 24, 2019

    John Dunkley (1891–1947) is widely considered to be one of Jamaica’s most important artists. "John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night"  creates an international context for its appreciation. Composed of forty-five works, it includes his paintings from the 1930s and 1940s, which are primarily landscapes defined by their distinctive dark palette and psychologically suggestive underpinnings, alongside rare carved wood and stone figurative sculptures.

    On The Road

    On The Road

    Jenkins Johnson Gallery

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Nov 10, 2018 - Sat, Jan 12, 2019

    Jenkins Johnson Projects is hosting the first installment of "On The Road," an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah highlighting the works of artists he encounters while traveling. Loosely inspired by Jack Kerouac’s 1957 Beat Generation novel about the travels of young men across postwar America, the title and historical context provide a space for Ossei-Mensah to interrogate contemporary issues of mobility, freedom and identity at a time marked by political and societal unease. Ossei-Mensah ...

Holiday Joy: A Gospel Celebration

253 West 125th Street

New York N.Y. 10027

2125315301

On Saturday, December 22, the Apollo Theater will present an afternoon of soulful holiday gospel music to celebrate the Christmas season. Gospel singer Cece Winans will warm your soul. And crooner Hezekiah Walker, with the Love Fellowship Choir, will take you higher. Comedian and host Marcus Wiley promises to delight you throughout the evening.

John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night

2 Lincoln Square

new york N.Y. 10023

2125959533

John Dunkley (1891–1947) is widely considered to be one of Jamaica’s most important artists. "John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night"  creates an international context for its appreciation. Composed of forty-five works, it includes his paintings from the 1930s and 1940s, which are primarily landscapes defined by their distinctive dark palette and ...

On The Road

521 West 26th Street

New York N.Y. 10001

2126290707

Jenkins Johnson Projects is hosting the first installment of "On The Road," an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah highlighting the works of artists he encounters while traveling. Loosely inspired by Jack Kerouac’s 1957 Beat Generation novel about the travels of young men across postwar America, the title and historical ...