NYC THEATRE: Fall and Winter Preview

By Leonard FeigenblattAs Summer 2017 is nearing an end, here is a preview of NYC theater and theatrical events coming in fall/winter 2017-2918.New York City CenterOct. 26-Nov. 5, 2017: Matthew Bourne’s/New Adventures The Red Shoes Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, as well as Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, with music by Bernard Herrmann. Matthew Bourne won the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Director and Best Choreographer for the 1998 production of “Swan Lake.” He also directed and choreographed the 2006 production of “Mary Poppins” for which he received nominations for Best Choreographer from the Tony and Drama Desk.Nov. 15-19, 2017: Brigadoon New York City Center Gala Performance Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon and starring Tony Award Winner Kelly O’Hara and Tony Award nominees Patrick Wilson and Robert Fairchild.EncoresHey, Look Me Over – Feb. 7-11, 2018Grand Hotel, The Musical – March 21–25, 2018Me and My Girl – May 9-13, 2018City Center Theatre131 West 55th Street (between 6th and 7th avenues)New York, NY  10019Cititix: 212-581-1212www.nycitycenter.org92Y Lyrics and Lyricists 2018 SeasonThe Bobby Darin Story– Jan. 20-22, 2018Lenny’s Lyricists: Feb. 24-26, 2018An Evening with Lynn Ahrens: March 24-26, 2018Irving Berlin:  American: May 5-7, 201892nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Avenue (between 91 and 92nd streets)New York, NY 10128212-415-5500www.92y.orgKaufman Music Center – Merkin HallBound for Broadway – Oct. 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Tony Award nominee Liz Calloway.The Secret Life of the American Musical – Oct. 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. With Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba and Tony Award nominees Emily Skinner and Reg Rogers.Two’s Company – Nov. 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Broadway’s greatest duets with Jason Gotay, Jeff Kready, Lora Lee Gayer and Farah Alvin.A Good Thing Going – The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration – Dec. 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. With Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin, Liz Calloway, and Heidi Blickenstaff.Kaufman Music Center – Merkin Hall129 West 67th StreetNew York, NY  10023212-501-3330www.kaufmanmusiccenter.orgNew York Pops at Carnegie HallThat’s Entertainment From Skitch to Steven – Oct. 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. Steven Reineke, music director and conductor, with Matt Doyle and Ali Ewolt, guest artists.Women of Note:  In Dedication to Female Composers and Lyricists – Nov. 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe, guest artists.The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Dec. 15, 2017 at 8 p.m., Megan Hilty, guest artist.Heart and Soul – Feb. 2, 2018 at 8 p.m. James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins guest artists.The Best of Hollywood Blockbuster Film Scores – March 19, 2018 at 8 p.m.Steven Reineke, music director and conductor.Carnegie Hall881 7th Avenue (at 57th Street)New York, NY 10019212-247-7800www.newyorkpops.orgTown HallScott Siegel will present “Broadway Rising Stars” and “Broadway Unplugged” as well as his signature show, set to begin its 18th season, “Broadway by the Year,” January and February 2018. Join the mailing list at Hall123 West 43rd Street(between 6th avenue and Broadway)New York, NY******************************************************************************* Off-Broadway Theatre CompaniesCSC Rep – 2017-2018 SeasonAs You Like ItSept. 13-Oct 22. Directed by John Doyle, with Academy and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn and Tony Award nominee Andre De Shields.Fiasco Theatre’s Twelfth Night  – Nov. 29, 2017- Jan. 6, 2018 Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld.Fire and Air – January 2018 – A world premiere production by Terrence McNally, directed by John DoyleSummer and Smoke – April 2018 – A Tennessee Williams revival directed by Jack Cummings.Carmen Jones – June 2018 – A revival with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, music by Georges Bizet and directed by John DoyleCSC Rep136 East 13th StreetNew York, NY 10003212-677-4210 or 866-811-4111www.classicstage.orgYork Theatre Company Desperate Measures – Sept. 19-Oct. 5. Book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman, directed by Bill Castellino.Mufti Series – Staged concert readings of musical theater gems from the past.The 2018 season will begin in January.York Theatre Company619 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 54th Street)New York, NY  10022212-935-5824www.yorktheatre.orgThe New GroupDowntown Race Riot -Fall 2017 – By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, directed by Scott Elliott, with Chloë Sevigny.Jerry Springer – The Opera – Winter 2018 – Music and lyrics by Richard Thomas, book and additional lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas, choreography by Joshua Bergasse, directed by John Rando.Good for Otto – Winter 2018 – By David Rabe, directed by Scott Elliott, with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan.Peace for Mary Frances – Spring 2018 – By Lily Thorne, directed by Lila Neugebauer, with Lois Smith.The New GroupPershing Square Signature Theatre480 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th avenues)New York, NY  10036212-244-3380www.thenewgroup.orgSecond StageTorch Song Trilogy – Sept. 26-Nov.19, 2017. By Harvey Fierstein, directed by Moisés Kaufman, starring Michael Urie, Academy and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl, and rising theatre actor Jack DiFalco.Cardinal – January 2018 – By Greg Pierce, directed by Kate Whoriskey.Second StageTerry Kiser Theatre305 West 43rd StreetNew York, NY  Lobby Hero – Beginning in March 2018 the Second Stage will also be represented on Broadway, having acquired and remodeled the Helen Hayes Theatre, and debuts with the opening production of this revival by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Trip Cullman, starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans.The Second StageHelen Hayes Theatre240 West 44th StreetNew York, NY 10024212-944-9450Paper Mill PlayhouseThe Paper Mill Playhouse, located in Millburn, New Jersey is located just a short train ride from New York City.The Honeymooners – Sept. 28-Oct. 29, 2017. Book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, lyrics by Peter Mills, choreography by Joshua Bergasse, directed by John Rando.Annie – Nov. 22-Dec. 31, 2017. Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, choreography by Joanne M. Hunter, directed by Mark S. Hoebee.The Outsider – Jan. 24-Feb. 18, 2018. A new play by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson.The Sting – A New Musical – March 29-April 29, 2018. Book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, choreography by Warren Carlyle, directed by John Rando.Half Time- A New Musical – May 31-July 1, 2018. Book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin, additional music by Marvin Hamlisch, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, co-choreographed by Nick Kenkel.Paper Mill Theatre22 Brookside DriveMillburn, NJ*********************************************************New York City Opera The New York City Opera is back! The company just presented its first season since rising from bankruptcy. The 2017-2018 season  of the New York City Opera will present six new productions.La Fancuilla Del West – Sept. 25-28, 2017Cruzar La Cara De La Luna – Jan. 25-28, 2018L’Amore Dei Tre Re – April 12-15, 2018Brokeback Mountain – May 31-June 4, 2018Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre10 Columbus CircleNew York, NY 10023212-258-9800Dolores Claiborne – Oct. 22-29, 201759E59 Theatres59 East 59th StreetNew York, NY 10022212-753-5959Il Pigmalione and Pigmalion – March 16-19, 2018Harlem Stage150 Convent AvenueNew York, NY 10031212-281-9240New York City*******************************************************************************Cabaret and NightlifeBetty Buckley – Oct. 12-15, 2017, with two shows a night at 7 and 9:30 p.m.Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place)New York, NY 10003212-539-8778www.publictheater.orgMetropolitan RoomThe Metropolitan Room, which has featured many Broadway performers during its 11 years on West 22nd Street, will be moving. It will close on Sept. 30, 2017 and will be sharing space with the Triad on West 72nd Street until the new spot is ready to open. For more information and upcoming guests, visit Green Room 42Marty Thomas presents Diva: The Music of Celine Dion – Sept. 4, 2017, at 8 p.m. Marty Thomas and his divas with special guest Broadway performers.The Skivvies – Sept. 10 and 24, 2017, at noon. The brunch party returns. They will also have a Halloween Hootenanny show on Oct. 31, 2017 at 9 p.m.Villain De Blanks – Every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. through the end of the year. Billy Mitchell’s fill-in-the-blanks comedy with special guest Broadway stars at every performance.The Green Room 42 @ Yotel  (4th Floor)670 10th Avenue (at 42nd Street)New York, NY  10036646-449-7792www.thegreenroom42.comHighline BallroomThe Highline Ballroom is another great club featuring a wide variety of acts including Broadway performers.Highline Ballroom431 West 16th Street (between 9th and 10th avenues)New York, NY*******************************************************************************Hell’s KitchenStage Fright – every Monday night at 10:30 p.m. With host Marti Gould Cummings at Therapy Bar, it features drag queen Marti Gould Cummings singing and interviewing Broadway stars each week. Upcoming guests: Kara Lindsay, Sept. 11, 2017 and Derek Klena, Sept. 18, 2017Therapy Bar348 West 52nd Street (between 9th and 10th avenues)New York, NY  10011212-397-1700www.therapy-nyc.comMarty Thomas Presents Diva – Every Monday night at 11:30 p.m. A rotating cast of three ‘diva’ singers, and a guest artist every week.Industry Bar355 West 52nd Street (between 8th and 9th avenues)New York, NY