Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include The Gentlemen Caller, Written for Dance, 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.

    BUMP

    Ensemble Studio Theatre

    Wed, May 09, 2018 - Sun, Jun 03, 2018

    BUMP is an exuberant exploration of the evolution of women's awareness of, and control over the childbirth process through the stories of three separate quests for knowledge: a young expectant mother in colonial New England getting coached through her first pregnancy by a peppery midwife (inspired by the diary of Martha Ballard); a contemporary message board where new pregnant moms swap observations and complaints; and a grandfather/mechanic's invention of a device that could revolutionize how ...

    The Black School x Kameelah Janan Rasheed

    New Museum

    Manhattan

    Wed, May 23, 2018 - Sun, Sep 16, 2018

    For the New Museum’s annual summer art and social justice residency and exhibition, the Black School (Joseph Cuillier and Shani Peters) and Kameelah Janan Rasheed will explore the pasts and futures of critical black pedagogies. Looking to examples of pit schools and other covert learning structures in the United States, as well as the Freedom Schools of 1964, the Oakland Community School, and early twentieth-century black literary societies, the artists will realize two interconnected projects ...

    Written for Dance

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, May 30, 2018 - Sun, Jun 03, 2018

    RIOULT Dance NY, the American modern dance company with a European sensibility dedicated to the creation and presentation of the work of choreographer Pascal Rioult, announces its 2018 New York season May 30th – June 3rd at The Joyce Theater. Written for Dance is inspired by the music of Russian composers representing three distinct musical periods – the romantic, the neo-classic, and the contemporary. The program will feature Rioult’s Dream Suite, (2014) a contemporary take ...

    The Gentleman Caller

    Cherry Lane Theatre

    Manhattan

    Thu, May 10, 2018 - Sat, May 26, 2018

    The Gentleman Caller features Daniel K. Isaac (Showtime's "Billions") as William Inge and Juan Francisco Villa (Oedipus El Rey) as Tennessee Williams. Although now regarded as two of history's finest American playwrights, back in 1944, William Inge and Tennessee Williams hadn't yet experienced anything close to success. The Gentleman Caller takes us back in time, before the Chicago premiere of The Glass Menagerie. Inge, a dissatisfied newspaper critic, invites Williams to his St. Louis apartment for an interview. This sexy, fraught rendezvous sparks ...

    Arnold Newman: One Hundred

    Howard Greenberg Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, May 10, 2018 - Sat, Jun 30, 2018

    Photographs by Arnold Newman, one of the most influential portraitists of the 20th century, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery until June 30, 2018. Celebrating the centennial of Newman’s birth, the exhibition of 45 works from the 1930s through the 1990s will present the finest, most nuanced prints yet to be seen in one show, including striking portraits of artists Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, David Hockney, Isamu Noguchi, and Georgia O'Keeffe. An upcoming ...

Arnold Newman: One Hundred

41 East 57th Street

new york N.Y. 10022

2123340010

Photographs by Arnold Newman, one of the most influential portraitists of the 20th century, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery until June 30, 2018. Celebrating the centennial of Newman’s birth, the exhibition of 45 works from the 1930s through the 1990s will present the finest, most nuanced prints ...

The Black School x Kameelah Janan Rasheed

235 Bowery

bronx N.Y. 10002

2122191222

For the New Museum’s annual summer art and social justice residency and exhibition, the Black School (Joseph Cuillier and Shani Peters) and Kameelah Janan Rasheed will explore the pasts and futures of critical black pedagogies. Looking to examples of pit schools and other covert learning structures in the United States, ...

Written for Dance

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

RIOULT Dance NY, the American modern dance company with a European sensibility dedicated to the creation and presentation of the work of choreographer Pascal Rioult, announces its 2018 New York season May 30th – June 3rd at The Joyce Theater. Written for Dance is inspired by the music of Russian ...

BUMP

549 West 52nd Street

New York N.Y. 10019

2122474982

BUMP is an exuberant exploration of the evolution of women's awareness of, and control over the childbirth process through the stories of three separate quests for knowledge: a young expectant mother in colonial New England getting coached through her first pregnancy by a peppery midwife (inspired by the diary of ...