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By Leonard Feigenblatt

As summer 2018 has come to its end, here is a preview of theatre, music, dance, concert and cabaret events that will be happening in NYC in the coming months.

New York City Center

15th Fall For Dance Festival – October 1-13, 2018

Balanchine: The City Center Years – October 31 – November 4, 2018

A Chorus Line – November 14 – 18, 2018
Annual Gala Presentation on November 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Encores! 2019

Call Me Madam – February 6-10, 2019

Rodger’s and Hart’s I Married an Angel – March 20-24, 2019

High Button Shoes – May 8-12, 2019

City Center Theatre
131 West 55th Street (between 6th and 7th avenues)
New York, NY 10019
Cititix: 212-581-1212


MasterVoices will begin their 2018-19 season with Israel in Egypt, conducted by Tony Award winning musical director Ted Sperling – the New York premiere of this multi-media production of Handel’s oratorio will be presented at Carnegie Hall on November 28, 2018

MasterVoices will also present the Kurt Weill/Ira Gershwin/Moss Hart musical Lady in the Dark starring Tony Award winner Victoria Clark, conducted by Tony Award winning musical director Ted Sperling at City Center on April 25 and 26, 2018

New York Pops at Carnegie Hall

The 2018-19 season will include:

Roll Over Beethoven: A Different Kind of Orchestra with Frankie Moreno – October 19, 2018

Song and Dance: The Best of Broadway – November 16, 2018

Under the Mistletoe with special guest Ashley Brown – December 21-22, 2018

Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole with special guest Tony Award winner Billy Porter – February 8, 2019

Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen – Friday March 15, 2019

Steve Reineke, music director and conductor

Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue (at 57th Street)
New York, NY 10019


There are many wonderful programs at the 92Y including their signature series

Lyric and Lyricists 2019 Season

We’ll Have Manhattan: Rodgers and Hart in New York – January 26- 28, 2019

Yes I Can:The Sammy Davis, Jr. Songbook – February 23 – February 25, 2019

Sondheim: Wordplay – March 30-April 1, 2019

A Beautiful Dawning: Oklahoma at 75 – May 4-May 6, 2019

Live and in Living Color! Songs from TV – June 1-June 3, 2019

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue (between 91st and 92nd Streets)
New York, NY 10128

Kaufman Music Center – Merkin Hall

The 2018-19 season of the Broadway Close Up series will include:

Bound For Broadway 2018 – Hosted by Liz Callaway – Monday October 8, 2018

Hidden Gems – Monday October 29, 2018 and Thursday November 1, 2018

When Broadway Went Hollywood- Monday November 12, 2018

Whatever It Is, I’m Against It – 100 Years of Funny Jewish Songs – Monday December 10, 2018

Scott Siegel will also present his Broadway Unplugged Concert on Saturday October 13, 2018

Kaufman Music Center – Merkin Hall
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

Town Hall

Scott Siegel will present Broadway Rising Stars and his signature series, set to begin its 19th season, Broadway By the Year, in February 2019.

Join Scott’s mailing list for more information on all of Scott’s concerts at

Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
New York, NY 10036

Cabaret and Nightlife

The Green Room 42
will be celebrating its second anniversary in February 2019 as one of NYC top cabaret venues hosting many artist’s from the Broadway stage. Highlights include:

Reeve Carney from Spiderman: Turn-off the Dark – September 12, 2018

Simply Barbra – Steven Brimberg celebrates 50 years of “Funny Girl” – September 22, 2018

Marty Thomas from Xanadu, Wicked and Secret Garden – September 23, 2018

Vivian Reed – the Tony nominee sings Lena Horne – October 20, 2018

The Skivvies – with Nick Cerley and Lauren Molina in Halloween Hootenanny – October 31, 2018

The Broadway Sings Unplugged Series has taken up residency with Broadway performers singing the songs of a pop artist:
Justin Timberlake – September 24, 2018
The Beatles – October 22, 2018
Sara Bareilles – November 28, 2018
Lady Gaga – December 10, 2018

Tony Award Winner Frances Ruffelle – the original ‘Eponime’ from “Les Miserables” will have a residency with three shows:
September 24, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018

There is never a food or beverage minimum, however should you want to eat or drink there is a full food and bar menu.

The Green Room 42 at Yotel (4th Floor)
670 10th Avenue (at 42nd Street)
New York, NY 10011

Max Vernon – the award winning composer of “The View Upstairs” and “KPOP” will have a residency at Joe’s Pub featuring three shows, three different special casts and song debuts:
September 25, 2018
October 23, 2018
November 27,2018

Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Highline Ballroom

The Highline Ballroom is another great club featuring a wide variety of acts. Highlights include:

The 15th annual Madonnathon Halloween Party – October 31, 2018

The 7th annual Boylesque Festival – November 17, 2018

The Broadway Sings series will continue with Broadway Sings John Legend – December 3, 2018

Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011

Stage Fright – featuring drag queen Marti Gould Cummings singing and interviewing Broadway stars – every Monday night at 10:30 p.m.

Therapy Bar
348 West 52nd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011

Paper Mill Playhouse

The Paper Mill Playhouse, located in Millburn, New Jersey is located just a short train ride from New York City features revivals and new musicals aiming for Broadway. The 2018-19 season will include:

The Color Purple – September 26 – October 21, 2018

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn – November 21 – December 30, 2018

My Own British Invasion – January 31 – March 3, 2019

Benny and Joon – April 4 – May 5, 2019

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – May 29 – June 30,2019

Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041

New York City Opera

The New York City Opera is back! The 2018-2019 season will include:

Maria De Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla at Le Poisson Rouge on October 22, 26 and November 2, 2018

Anna Catarina Antonacci in Recital at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center – January 28, 2019

The world premiere of Dear Erich by Ted Rosenthal with location and dates to be announced

As One by Laura Kaminsky at Merkin Concert Hall on May 30, June 1,4,6 and 9, 2019

The world premiere Stone Wall by Iain Bell and Mark Campbell at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall on June 19-23, 2019

New York City Opera

New York International Fringe Festival

After a one year hiatus the New York International Fringe Festival will return this fall for its 21st season. Fringe NYC will take place from October 12 – 28, 2018 and present 84 fully staged productions from around the world in theatres and performance spaces in Manhattan.

In addtion, this year there will also be a Fringe BYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) in the outer boroughs.

For more information: The Fringe HUB is located at:
685 Washington Street (at Charles Street)

Off-Broadway Theatre Companies

York Theatre Company will begin its 49th season with the premiere of Midnight at the Never Get – October 2 – November 4, 2018

Mufti Series – Staged concert reading of musical theatre gems from the past. This season will feature three lesser known work of Alan Jay Lerner including his 1979 musical Carmelina – January 26 – February 3, 2019

York Theatre Company
619 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 54th Street)
New York, NY 10022

The New Group
Pershing Square Signature Theatre
480 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

MCC Theatre at The Lucille Lortel Theatre
131 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014

Opening in November 2018
The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theatre Space
52nd Street/10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Playwrights Horizon
416 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
New York, NY 10014

136 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-677-4210 or 866-811-4111

Ars Nova Beginning in Spring 2019 Ars Nova will be expanding with an additional space at the Greenwich House Theatre
511 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Greenwich House Theatre
27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014

Second Stage
Terry Kiser Theatre
305 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

St. Ann’s Warehouse
45 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Red Bull Theatre Company

There will be eight Revelation Readings and two off-Broadway productions including John Webster’s The White Devil and William Shakespeare’s MacBeth at the Lucille Lortel Theatre

Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014

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