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December 2, 2016

The Joys of a Live Performance You Can Actually Hear

…audiences in New York and other cities. TDF sponsors open-captioned performances on Broadway, like the one I attended, and also audio-described performances for the blind, sign language–interpreted shows, and autism-friendly…

06/15/2019 | 5:00pm

Performance: It’s about time

(Also at 7 pm) Celebrating women, dance and the beauty of age, Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) (more here) will present three performances and two interactive workshops of REVIVAL…

March 23 | 8:00pm9:00pm

Performance: Mending Wall

…and pianist Arturo O’Farrill join the PRISM Quartet in world premiere performances of works by four visionary composers—Martin Bresnick, George Lewis, Juri Seo, and O’Farrill—who take inspiration from poetry by…

October 29, 2014

What Lois Weaver Knows About Getting Old

When performance artist, activist, educator and author Lois Weaver decided to start working on a show about aging and sex, she pulled out her old blonde wig and cowboy boots….

November 21, 2018

BB King’s Thanksgiving Concert at Sing Sing

…with you. I imagine that quite a few of you dudes have the blues already.” BB King called his Thanksgiving performance for prisoners at Sing Sing in 1972 the greatest…

February 12, 2013

Planet Talk: LES Cultural Icon Penny Arcade

…See Calendar for more info. We spoke to Penny by phone on a recent Saturday morning, not long after she had wrapped up a 46-performance London run of her show…

09/11/2019 | 8:15am8:46am

Table of Silence

The “Table of Silence Project” offers more than 150 dancers in a performance ritual for peace performed when the planes hit the Twin Towers that infamous day 18 years ago….

May 27, 2013

Shakespeare in the Park: How to Get Free Tickets Online

…is a public performance of Shakespeare in the Park, log into your account anytime between midnight and 11:59. Click here to see a schedule of performances. Once you’ve logged in,…

August 2, 2019

Freddie Gershon’s Broadway Senior Dreams

…feel so good inside,” he reveals. He recalls one woman who confessed she’d always wanted to try false eyelashes, and she was giddy that her stage performance would now give…

September 18, 2013

Linky NYC: This week’s picks for seniors with attitude…

…here to read more. A memorial dance in the sky On September 12, to mark the 12-year anniversary of their first performance after the 2011 World Trade Center attacks, New…

May 17, 2015

A moving tribute to a rock legend with dementia – and more from the week online

…this year’s Venice Biennale, and suddenly the media is all over her. “Performance art is a young person’s sport, most often pursued in heat, often accompanied by sensationalism and abandoned…

September 30, 2014

Plan Ahead NYC

…$5 for each reservation; OHNY Weekend Passport $150 Book ahead Click here to visit OHNY Weekend Free First Performances at the Public Theater The Public Theater is always looking for…

November 6, 2016

A Senior’s Guide to Sex Without Intercourse

…have less sex. Anxiety about erections being hard enough or lasting long enough causes even more erectile undependability. Performance anxiety is an erection killer. Medical issues – age-related or not…

February 24, 2016

Vote: Senior Planet “Aging With Attitude” Film Awards

…not the cute, wacky Tomlin performance we’re used to. Grandma Elle is tough as nails, going after Sage’s boyfriend with a hockey stick, raising hell with a bookstore owner who…

January 9, 2014

Peggy Shaw: Making Funny Theater Out of Aging and Loss

…and worked with many groundbreaking queer performance troupes, notably Split Britches, which she cofounded in 1981 with her longtime collaborator Lois Weaver. After decades of no-holds-barred exploration of her sexuality,…