August 19: Performances begin at Playwrights Horizons for the New York premiere of Julia Cho’s Aubergine, featuring stage and screen star Michael Potts (Grey Gardens, The Book of Mormon, The Wire). The new work is billed as a poignant and lyrical new play, wherein “the making of a perfect meal is an expression more precise than language.”
August 20: Lucy Teitler’s dark comedy Engagements, about a group of friends navigating weddings, engagements, friendships and betrayals, concludes its premiere engagement as part of Second Stage Theatre's Uptown Series at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre.
August 21: Broadway’s Diane Paulus-directed Finding Neverland, the story of how Peter Pan came to life, concludes its run before heading on its first national tour and a forthcoming West End production.
August 11 & 13: Barbra Streisand’s nine-city concert tour makes its New York City stop at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The Grammy, Tony, Emmy and Oscar winner is performing hits from each decade of her career as well as tunes from her latest album, with special guest stars in each city.
August 12: New York’s largest live performance festival, FringeNYC, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 16 venues throughout Lower Manhattan. The festival, running through August 28, offers nearly 1,000 performances by 194 dance and theatre companies from around the world.
August 14: Monologist Mike Daisey (The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs) takes on Donald J. Trump in The Trump Card, playing at Joe’s Pub. Also playing August 16 and 28.
August 15: The Broadway community bands together to sleep on the street for one night in the annual Covenant House Sleep Out in support of homeless youth. Click here to donate.
August 17: In celebration of his 32nd year as a performing artist, tap dance star and Tony-winning choreographer Savion Glover brings his solo show to B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill in New York City. The artist was most recently represented on Broadway with his Tony-nominated (and Drama Desk-winning) choreography for Shuffle Along or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.