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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Oct
16

LGBTQ
On Our Backs: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work

This exhibit shows how queer and transgender sex workers encourage community building, self-empowerment and activism.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
Fern Hill

Three couples in their golden years have their relationships tested.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
Heroes of the Fourth Turning

A group of friends reunite in celebration and end up in a political battle.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
Is This a Room

An intense drama based on the actual interrogation of former intelligence specialist Reality Winner.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
Terra Firma

In the near future, a nation must rebuild after war in this play inspired by true events.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
L.O.V.E.R

In this bold one-woman show, writer-star Lois Robbins shares her personal experiences with love, sex and relationships.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
Mothers

The parents and nannies at a Mommy-Baby Meetup ratchet up their competitiveness to dangerous levels in this black comedy.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
American Moor

A solo show on race and Shakespeare told through an audition for Othello.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

A group of teen girls gather to summon the spirit of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
Seared

A temperamental chef refuses to mass produce the signature dish that has made his restaurant famous.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo

The only Western master of Rakugo, the Japanese art of comic storytelling, Katsura Sunshine debuts a new comic monologue and traditional tales.

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Oct
16

Off-Broadway
Dublin Carol

A broken man haunted by his shameful past receives a surprise visit from his estranged daughter on Christmas Eve.

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