The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Public Theater (WNET membercard partner – 10% discount off single performance tickets for all downtown productions)
Through June 12
In the summer of 2007, Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman and cousin to a late New York Congressman, summons his three adult children to the family’s Brooklyn brownstone. He wants them to vote on whether he should commit suicide. This Tony Kushner play explores revolution, radicalism, marriage, sex, prostitution, politics, real estate, unions of all kinds and debts both unpaid and unpayable. Performed by the Signature Theater Company, directed by Michael Greif.
Ukrainian Institute of America
Tues, April 19, April 29 & 30
An art exhibition, music performance, discussion and film screenings commemorate the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chornobyl.
The Normal Heart
John Golden Theatre
Tues, April 19-Sun, July 10
Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart has its Broadway premiere in a new production directed by Joel Grey. First produced in the mid-1980s, the play focuses on the early years of the AIDS epidemic in New York and the silence of America’s political and media powers in addressing the issue. Starring Joe Mantello, who returns to the Broadway stage for the first time since his Tony-nominated turn in Angels in America (1993), and Ellen Barkin in her Broadway debut.
Dear Diary: Dramatic Readings from the Diary
Morgan Library & Museum
Thurs, April 21
This evening of readings is inspired by the compelling personal stories found in the manuscripts featured in the exhibition The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives. Actors Paul Hecht (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, 1776) and Barbara Feldon (Get Smart, Smile), will perform selections from the diaries of Charlotte Brontë, Sophia and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sir Walter Scott, Henry David Thoreau and Tennessee Williams.
Looking at Music 3.0
Museum of Modern Art
Through June 6
Looking at Music 3.0, the third in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art practices, focuses on New York in the 1980s and 90s. As the city transitioned from bankruptcy to solvency, graffiti, media and performance artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc works shown in alternative spaces and underground clubs. Approximately 70 works will be on view, including works by the Beastie Boys, Kathleen Hanna and Le Tigre, Keith Haring, Christian Marclay, Steven Parrino, Run DMC and Joanie 4 Jackie, a video chain letter founded by Miranda July.
Meaning “okra” or “gumbo” in Spanish, Quimbombó specializes in the breezy Cuban son, the heartbeat of Afro-Cuban music. Propelled by brass and effusive percussion, the group unleashes its clockwork congas and claves in a free show held in the intimate BAMcafé. Presented as part of the ¡Sí Cuba! Festival