NYC Theatre: Upcoming

By Leonard FeigenblattAs summer 2019 draws to a close, life in the arts in New York City is just heating up. There are many new showsopening up in the coming months, on and off Broadway, and a host of events in music, dance, concerts and cabaret. In addition to what is printed in this issue, there will be updates on the Fire Island News website. Please check it throughout the off–season for updates and reviews. Until next May…City CenterThe City Center begins its 76th season with:• Fall for Dance – Oct. 1–13, 2019• The Annual Gala Presentation will be a new production of “Evita,” the Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice musical – Nov. 13, 2019, with performances continuing to Nov. 24• Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” – Jan. 30-Feb. 9, 2020• Encores! Features the following:• “Love Life” – March 18-22, 2020. A Kurt Weill/Alan Jay Lerner musical, directed by Tony Award winner Victoria Clark (originally premiered in 1948)• “Thoroughly Modern Millie” – May 6-10, 2020. Dick Scanlan/ Jeanine Tresori musical starring Ashley Park (originally premiered in 2002)• “Mack & Mabel” – Feb. 19-23, 2020. Jerry Herman/Michel Stewart musical (originally premieredin 1974)City Center 131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th avenues) New York, NY 10019 Citi Tix: 212-581-1212www.nycitycenter.orgNew York PopsThe New York Pops, with musical director and conductor Steven Reineke begins its 37th season with:• One Night Only: Jeremy Jordan – Oct. 18, 2019• A Frank and Ella Christmas – a holiday show with Tony DeSare and Carpathia Jenkins – Dec. 20 and 21, 2019• Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers And Hammerstein, with Laura Michelle Kelly and Tony Award nominee Max Von Essen – Jan. 24, 2020• I’m Every Woman – Divas on Stage, with Mandy Gonzalez, Carrie Manolakos and Alex Newell – Feb. 14, 2020• Movie Night – The Scores of John Williams – March 27, 2020• The 37th Birthday Gala will be held on April 27, 2020Carnegie Hall881 7th Avenue at 57th St.New York, NY 10019212-765-7677www.newyorkpops.orgBroadway Close Up• All the Girls with Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert – Sept. 23, 2019• Love Who You Love – Nov. 11 and 12, 2019. A 100-year survey of gay and lesbian writers and characters on Broadway, with LeRoy Reems, Beth Malone, Klea Blackhurst and Jason Gotay. Directed by Denis Jones• Transformations – Dec. 9 and 10, 2019. An evening of artistic transformations exploring how books, plays, poems and movies get turned into musicals. Featuring Tony Award winner Donna McKechni and directed by Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom DodgeMerkin Hallat Kaufman Music Center129 West 67th St.(between Broadway and Amsterdam)New York, NY 10023212-501-3330www.kaufmanmusiccenter.orgThe Green Room 42One of New York City’s great cabaret venues, and there is never a food or beverage minimum. Full food and drink menu is available.• A residency by Reeve Carney (currently starring in the Tony Award winning musical “Hadestown”). Sept. 8, 22, Oct. 6 and 20, 2019• A residency by Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle. Sept. 14, Oct. 20 and Nov. 23, 2019• A residency by Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada (currently starring in the Tony Award winning musical“Hadestown”). Sept. 15, Oct. 13 and 27, 2019• The Skivvies – Cats: A Pussy Party Fundraiser, featuring Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, plus special guests. Sept. 19, 2019• Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan: Exposed – Oct. 18 and 19, 2019• Broadway Sings Unplugged: Sarah Bareilles – Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, 2019The Green Room 42inside YOTEL, 4th Floor570 Tenth Ave.New York, NY 10036www.thegreenroom42.comSony HallA concert venue located in the theatre district in midtown Manhattan. A full food and drink menu is available.Featuring:• The Bacon Brothers featuring stage and screen actor Kevin Bacon on vocals – Sept. 19 and 20, 2019• Broadway Sings Queen – Jan. 27, 2020Sony Hall235 West 46th St.(between Broadway and 8th Avenue)New York, NY 10036212-997-5123www.sonyhall.comwww.broadwaysingsconcert.comStage Fright– featuring drag queen Marti Gould Cummings singing and interviewing Broadway stars – every Monday night at 10:30 p.m.Therapy Bar348 West 52nd St.(between 8th and 9th avenues)New York, NY 10011212–397–1700www.therapy–