T. Michelle Murphy

The best shows on Broadway and beyond for Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 theater season gets deeply political — and then there's Cher and King Kong. Here's your guide to NYC's best shows on Broadway and beyond. Fall 2018’s best shows on Broadway and beyond Antigone in Ferguson Running for five weeks only, Antigone in Ferguson...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7:36 PM

Best things to do in New York City this weekend, Aug. 16-19

A best-of horror movie festival, the year’s largest cocktail convention, a beach dance party and tons more activities mean it’s time to say your prayers to ask the favor of the rain gods and get out there. The best things to do in New York City this weekend Step inside the real...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:01 PM

Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, Aug. 9-12

The best things to do in New York City this weekend include an immersive outdoor screening of The Fifth Element, a Gelato Festival and queer comedy. A sexy take on Shakespeare, with food Shakespeare in the Square isn’t quite traditional; in fact, instead of laughter or sadness, their...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 6:24 PM

Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, Aug. 3-5

Sing along to the original Mamma Mia, experience the totally unique dance style of Momix and more of the best things to do in New York City this weekend. Sing along to the OG Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia 2 is in theaters now — 10 years after the original, which means you may need a rewatch. And why...

Friday, August 3, 2018, 9:51 PM

Why Be More Chill is the Dear Evan Hansen of the 21st century

Coming-of-age stories have always featured plenty of drama, outrageous characters and over-the-top settings — so why are they just now trending on Broadway? The last couple years have seen the genre become a hugely popular niche in musicals, with Dear Evan Hansen racking up six Tony Awards in...

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:05 PM

The Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, July 26-29

A Drake-themed cruise, a Brazil-themed street fair, a glow-in-the-dark dance party and more of the best things to do in New York City this weekend. Watch anime all weekend It’s the 15th anniversary of Animation Block Party, BAM’s annual survey of what’s new in the cartoon world...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 9:16 PM

Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, July 19-22

A beerfest at Citi Field, a '90s dance party in Brooklyn, a free picnic in Madison Square Park and more of the best things to do in New York City this weekend. Watch humanity fall and fascists rise (on stage) Whether you’re a fan of The Americans or Handmaid’s Tale, you can’...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 9:15 PM

Best things to do in New York City this weekend, July 12-15

The final nights of Manhattanhenge 2018, free outdoor movies with booze, a Bulletproof Coffee pop-up and more things to do in New York City this weekend. Free outdoor movies with booze Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual free screening series Movies with a View on the waterfront with the...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 3:42 PM

Everything you need to do on 4th of July weekend in NYC

The 4th of July weekend is gonna be a hot one, and we've rounded up the best things to do whether you want to hide in the air conditioning or get in every minute of outdoor summer fun. Check out our guide to the best 4th of July parties with fireworks views, or if you're a little cash-light...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 1:40 PM

Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, June 28-July 1

VIDEO GAMES Games For Change Festival In our increasingly virtual world, the power of games will only grow. Join gaming industry pros, academics, health care experts, artists and more for the 15th annual Games For Change Festival, which offers panels, workshops and an interactive marketplace....

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 2:15 PM

Best things to do in New York City this weekend, June 21-24

ARTS River to River Festival This weekend is your last chance to catch free outdoor performances across Lower Manhattan. The River to River Festival is 10 days of dance, theater, music and visual art spanning 40 locations. This year focuses on how history and geography set the stage for the city...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 5:20 PM

The Best Things to do in New York City This Weekend, June 7-10

FOOD ChanDonut for National Rosé Day You don’t have to wait until National Rosé Day — it’s this Saturday, in case you’re planning to celebrate — to get Doughnut Plant’s ludicrously fluffy, pink and perfectly sweet ChanDonut, made with Moet Chandon California...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7:12 PM

NYC Summer Guide 2018: Best shows on Broadway and beyond

Whether you’re looking for a new cultural experience or a feel-good show to take your summer vacation visitors to, here are the on- and off-Broadway productions you’ll want to check out.  The LGBT version of Pride & Prejudice The Boys in the Band is a take-no-prisoners play...

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:10 PM

The 1968 play that paved the way for Rent is back on Broadway

“The Boys in the Band” rocked Broadway when it debuted in 1968. The controversial play depicts a catty birthday bash full of drunk, self-loathing homosexual men, and was questioned both for whether it was tasteful enough for the stage and its representation of the gay lifestyle. Fast-...

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 2:42 PM

The best things to do in New York City this weekend, May 31-June 3

FOOD Try Halo Top’s soft serve for free You and the rest of America are probably already eating as much Halo Top ice cream as you should. So switch to its soft serve for a few days when the brand drops a pop-up inside the city’s trendiest bakery Supermoon Bakehouse on the Lower East...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 8:00 AM

The Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, May 18-21

THEATER Art on the High Line The High Line’s summer performance series takes on an activist bent with Out of Line, where performers invite audiences to come get involved in staged conversations about topics that matter today. It begins this weekend with “Melt!” by James Skuggs,...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9:16 PM

The Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, May 10-13

POP-UP The Bright Side Kick up your mood at happiness-focused Brooklyn pop-up The Bright Side (as in “always look on the…”) Scientifically speaking, yellow is the happiest color, and Mike’s Hard Lemonade is leaning into its brand with a “playful and wondrous multi-...

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1:25 PM

The best things to do in New York City this weekend, May 3-6

TALKS The Street Photography of Garry Winogrand Garry Winogrand was one of the top photographers of the 1960s-70s, and a leader of the street style photography movement. On Thursday, author Geoff Dyer appears at the School of Visual Arts to discuss his new book, The Street Philosophy of Garry...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 3:04 PM

The Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, April 19-22

THEATER 420: The Musical On 4/20, what could you possibly want to do more than light up (with joy) and watch a hilarious comedy show in which writer John Kehoe and his co-stars get high (on endorphins) and perform a play about a stoner named Jerry who travels to the Land of 420 to learn some real...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:37 PM

Everything you need to do in New York City this weekend

CULTURE MOFAD Reopening Weekend Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drink closed for a couple months and is back to serving up culture this weekend. Their current exhibit, Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant, has been expanded with a new interactive system for browsing their trove of...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:58 PM