Live Performance in NYC This Week

September 6, 2021, 5:29.28 pm ET  

Photo: Joan Marcus/Sanctuary City                                                                      

Sanctuary City: 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok’s latest play, an unforgettable story about lifelong friends that ultimately asks all of us what we’re willing to sacrifice for someone we love, comes to the Lucille Lortel Theatre courtesy of New York Theatre Workshop starting on September 8.

Yeah, But Not Right Now: This new one-man musical by Broadway star A.J. Holmes finds the multi-talented performer willing to tell audiences all the most embarrassing things about himself. What could be more fun? Begins September 9 at the Soho Playhouse.

Rebecca Faulkenberry: Broadway veteran Rebecca Faulkenberry will perform a selection of classic hits from the Great White Way from one of the private balconies at the Kimberly Hotel (145 East 50th Street) on September 9 from 7pm to 8pm. You can enjoy her vocals from the street or while dining and drinking at the hotel’s Bistango and Empire Steakhouse restaurants.

Bikeman: Tony-nominated actor Robert Cuccioli will narrate this epic poem by award-winning journalist Thomas F. Flynn, who recounted the events that immediately followed the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. This free live reading takes place at the New York Library for the Performing Arts’ Bruno Walter Auditorium at 4pm on September 10. RSVPs required.

Lena Hall: In her new show, “Songs from the Nightcar,” he Tony Award-winning vocalist presents an evening of original music mixed with an assortment of songs as featured in the TV series “Snowpiercer,” on which she stars. All aboard -- at City Winery Hudson Yards on September 10.

Classical Theatre of Harlem: The renowned theatre company comes to Bryant Park on September 10 for a pair of inspired free performances: “A Harlem Dream,” written and directed by Peter Francis James, is a stirring tribute to Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” using the music of Felix Mendelssohn and Duke Ellington; while “Langston in Harlem” features Tony nominee Joshua Henry as the late, great poet Langston Hughes.

My Mother’s Severed Head: Charles Cissel’s dark comedy focuses on Robert, a dogged playwright stuck in the family business after the untimely decapitation of his mother. Wrap your head around that! Performances begin on September 10 at Theatre Row.


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