NYC's Best Fall Performing Arts Festivals

nycgo.com staff

A number of perennial festivals on the fall performing arts schedule make high culture that much more accessible to the public—and complement NYC's new seasons in opera, ballet and classical music. You can hear jazz greats at Lincoln Center, see offbeat dramatic pieces at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and catch hip-hop dance in the Bronx. Read on for our picks.

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Feb
21

Off-Broadway
Hurricane Diane

Playwright Madeleine George’s comedic commentary on climate change.

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Feb
21

Off-Broadway
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

A maid for a fading Hollywood actress finds herself in the spotlight.

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Feb
21

Off-Broadway
Boesman and Lena

An abusive husband and his wife encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands.

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Feb
21

Off-Broadway
Alice by Heart

This new musical, set in WWII-era London, was inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

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Feb
21

Museums & Galleries
Crusader

the inspiration, influence and legacy of MLK

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Feb
21

Off-Broadway
Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State

Colin Quinn takes on the current political climate in this one-man show.

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Feb
21

Off-Broadway
Superhero

A new musical about the superhero who may be living next door in a New York apartment.

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Feb
21

Museums & Galleries
Faith and Empire

This exhibition explores the intersection of politics, religion and art in Tibetan Buddhism.

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Feb
21

Off-Broadway
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

The Transport Group revives this 1971 Broadway play based on court transcripts regarding a group of activists protesting the Vietnam War.

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Feb
21

Museums & Galleries
Rive by Jon Verney

large scale photographs made specifically for the SACI New York Gallery space

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Feb
21

Museums & Galleries
Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold

This exhibit at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling celebrates the work of writer and artist Faith Ringgold.

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Feb
21

Museums & Galleries
Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect

Multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson's work is on display at this elaborate exhibit at the New Museum.

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